March 2, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Hostile staff, bad food, filth — that’s life in city’s shelters, migrants say. The 248 grievances obtained through a public records act request include many complaints about hostile treatment by the staff of the Kansas-based company the city hired to run the shelters. – Adriana Cardona-Maguigad
https://chicago.suntimes.com/immigration/2024/02/29/chicago-migrants-grievances-focus-mostly-on-treatment-by-shelter-staff
— It shouldn’t be so hard to become an educated voter. What’s really needed is to shore up local news. Voters say they don’t have access to clear, unbiased information on candidates amid a well-documented decline of local newspapers and news media. – Editorial (COMMENT: My having served as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks 2005-2019, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, etc., have provided me with lots of information on Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/editorials/2024/03/01/election-2024-voting-polls-candidate-info-decline-news-media-democracy-editorial

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE WITH BIG PICTURE: State and federal agencies deny role in diaper shortage at Chicago’s migrant shelters – LAURA RODRÍGUEZ PRESA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/03/02/state-and-federal-agencies-deny-role-in-diaper-shortage-at-chicagos-migrant-shelters/
— Walgreens and CVS plan to start dispensing abortion pill mifepristone soon – AP (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly promote more abortion.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/03/01/cvs-and-walgreens-plan-to-start-dispensing-abortion-pill-mifepristone-soon/
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/03/01/revitalizing-cannabis-retail-how-nuera-is-leading-the-charge-in-illinois/
— How would social media regulation affect Illinois?
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/03/02/how-would-illinois-fare-if-supreme-court-rules-in-favor-of-gop-states-efforts-to-regulate-social-media-platforms/

NBC5
— Biden approves military airdrops of aid into Gaza after chaotic encounter left more than 100 dead. The president announced the move after at least 115 Palestinians were killed Thursday when witnesses said nearby Israeli troops opened fire as huge crowds raced to pull goods off an aid convoy. – AP
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/biden-approve-air-drops-aid-into-gaza/3370974/
— For lesbian couples in Alabama, court’s embryo ruling is chilling. “You can prepare for all the money for IVF; you cannot prepare for ‘Oh, my gosh, I need to get my embryos out of Alabama immediately,’” one prospective parent told NBC News. – Kenzi Abou-Sabe, Alexandra Chaidez and Madison Hahamy
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/alabama-lesbian-couples-ivf-embryo-ruling-chilling/3371143/

CBS2
— Alabama legislature approves bills to protect IVF after state Supreme Court ruling – Melissa Quinn
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/alabama-ivf-bill-house-to-protect-ivf/

WGN9
— State Rep. Margaret Croke is introducing a bill to expand the number of rounds of IVF protected under insurance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvfgJ90Le7k

WGN RADIO
— Pastor Brooks on how D.E.I. policies are hurting his community – Jeff Carlin
https://wgnradio.com/wgn-plus/thechicagoway/chicago-way-w-john-kass-pastor-brooks-on-how-d-e-i-policies-are-hurting-his-community/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Walgreens to begin selling abortion pill this month – Katherine Davis (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly promote more abortion.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/walgreens-cvs-will-begin-selling-abortion-pill
— A local medical association is the latest battleground in the fight over diversity programs – Kelsey Butler and Fiona Rutherford (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly use diversity to get rid of Republicans.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/american-academy-dermatology-rosemont-dei-battleground#/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Pritzker doesn’t call out critics, just calls them names – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-pritzker-doesnt-call-out-critics-just-calls-them-names/article_7b1ab010-598d-5e3d-8ec3-c49ce2596c5e.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— More new studies show Illinois’ ‘equity’ obsession failing its own purpose – Mark Glennon
https://pantagraph.com/opinion/column/mark-glennon-more-new-studies-show-illinois-equity-obsession-failing-its-own-purpose/article_5d363302-d7ce-11ee-ab84-2fb8c788aa33.html

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Illinois GOP legislators react to judge ordering Trump’s removal from ballot – Catrina Petersen
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/illinois/illinois-gop-legislators-react-to-judge-ordering-trumps-removal-from-ballot/article_3ede3840-d7f7-11ee-86c3-0b5ceb7fd983.html

STATELINE
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/illinois-redirecting-30m-of-marijuana-taxes-to-minority-communities/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Illinois Republicans question affordability of Governor’s budget, call for tax reforms. – Marlena Lang
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/illinois-republicans-question-affordability-of-governors-budget-call-for-tax-reforms

WAND TV
— Pritzker, Democratic lawmakers stress IVF treatment protected in Illinois – Mike Miletich (COMMENT: To demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me as being a disgusting rich selfish DINK (dual income, no kids) who did not want children, my Democrat GAO superiors stressed that my wife and I gave up trying to have children without trying IVF, that we did not adopt, and that we did not become foster parents. Further, they strongly hinted/implied/argued/shouted that if we had married earlier and had children like they did, I would not have been able to earn a) three job related master’s degrees, b) six job-related professional certifications, or c) a job-related professional license. Further, they strongly hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I lied about our efforts to have children. In retrospect, with benefit of hindsight, I should have sued them.)
https://www.wandtv.com/news/pritzker-democratic-lawmakers-stress-ivf-treatment-protected-in-illinois/article_9c8d8fee-d816-11ee-856f-8f3d74fac5a0.html
https://www.wandtv.com/pritzker-democratic-lawmakers-stress-ivf-treatment-protected-in-illinois/video_d169a15c-47c6-5146-93d6-e7b7e2a58818.html

WGEM
— Poor People’s Campaign to march in Springfield, other state capitals Saturday – Max Cotton (COMMENT: My parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and teachers promoted personal responsibility. What did you do to avoid being poor? I a) took college preparatory courses in high school, b) got an ACT score of 24, c) graduated in the upper 20% of my 1966 Crete-Monee High School class, d) worked my way through college, and e) earned a bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, and a professional license. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those whose parents are/were rich. Who bought them cars. Who paid for their college expenses. Who got them good jobs.)
https://www.wgem.com/2024/03/01/poor-peoples-campaign-march-springfield-other-state-capitals-saturday/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/bill-would-allow-lawsuits-over-unintended-pregnancies-create-public-abortion-fund

CBS MILWAUKEE
— Illinois among first states where women can pick up prescription abortion pill – Michele Fiore
https://www.cbs58.com/news/Illinois-among-first-states-where-women-can-pick-up-abortion-pill

CHICAGO DEFENDER
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly push Blacks to be pot pushers.
https://chicagodefender.com/loan-applications-open-for-licensed-social-equity-cannabis-dispensaries/

AURORA PATCH
— Democrats push pot in Aurora.
https://patch.com/illinois/aurora/new-cannabis-dispensary-opens-aurora
— Plan For 4th Of July Fireworks In Aurora Announced – Emily Rosca (COMMENT: I should write a book about those who ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021. I would focus on those who I have done the most to help elect since 2000.)
https://patch.com/illinois/aurora/plan-4th-july-fireworks-aurora-announced

CAPITOL FAX
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/03/01/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-45/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

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FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— South Carolina senator Tim Scott would be ideal running mate for Donald Trump – Don Feder
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/mar/1/south-carolina-senator-tim-scott-would-be-ideal-ru/
— Trump ponders 15 or 16 weeks as abortion limit – Mallory Wilson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/mar/1/trump-ponders-15-or-16-weeks-abortion-limit/
— Congresswoman announces bill to declare border ‘invasion’ – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/mar/1/congresswoman-announces-bill-to-declare-border-inv/
— Nikki Haley says she’s not ‘anti-Trump,’ she’s just pro-America – Mallory Wilson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/mar/1/nikki-haley-says-shes-not-anti-trump-shes-just-pro/
— House Majority Whip Emmer calls border ‘Joe Biden’s crime scene’ – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/mar/1/tom-emmer-calls-border-joe-bidens-crime-scene/
— Lisa Murkowski first senator to endorse Nikki Haley’s presidential bid – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/mar/1/lisa-murkowski-is-first-senator-to-endorse-nikki-h/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— 13 states move forward with legislation that would determine embryos are people – Brady Knox
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/2899823/states-moving-forward-legislation-embryos-people/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Biden’s Senior Moment of the Week (Vol. 83)
https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/watch-joe-bidens-senior-moment-of-the-week-vol-83/

NEW YORK POST
— Greg Abbott downplays Trump running mate interest: ‘I’m staying in Texas’ – Victor Nava
https://nypost.com/2024/03/01/us-news/gov-greg-abbott-downplays-trump-vp-interest-im-staying-in-texas/
— Biden twice refers to Gaza as ‘Ukraine’ when announcing US aid as concerns over president’s mental acuity mount – Steven Nelson
https://nypost.com/2024/03/01/us-news/biden-twice-refers-to-gaza-as-ukraine-when-announcing-us-aid-drops/

AMERICAN FAMILY NEWS
— Rise of illegals carries a hefty price tag in more ways than one – Parrish Alford
https://afn.net/education/2024/03/01/rise-of-illegals-carries-a-hefty-price-tag-in-more-ways-than-one/
— Volkswagen Promotes the LGBTQ Lifestyle
https://www.afa.net/the-stand/culture/2024/03/volkswagen-promotes-the-lgbtq-lifestyle/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Orwell spins in his grave as Biden regime redefines illegal aliens as ‘newcomers’ – Terresa Monroe-Hamilton (COMMENT: My critics/opponents in Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County continue to demonize, denigrate, and condemn me as being a newcomer. They stress that I have lived in Wheaton for only 46 years, that is, only since 1978 when I was 29 years old, and that unlike them, I never attended schools in DuPage County and I never was a member of a church in DuPage County.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/03/01/orwell-spins-in-his-grave-as-biden-regime-redefines-illegal-aliens-as-newcomers-1441544/

BREITBART
— American Psychological Association Policy Promotes K-12 Transgenderism – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/03/01/american-psychological-association-policy-promotes-k-12-transgenderism/
— Elon Musk ‘Ringing Alarm Bells’ over Biden Border Crisis ‘Crushing Country’ – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/03/01/elon-musk-ringing-alarm-bells-over-biden-border-crisis-crushing-country/

CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY
— Catholic bishops object to Senate IVF bill, warn against deaths of preborn children – Tyler Arnold
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/256977/catholic-bishops-object-to-senate-ivf-bill-warn-against-deaths-of-preborn-children

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES
— Georgia Murder Case Highlights Problems with ‘Alternatives to Detention’ – Jon Feere
https://cis.org/Feere/Georgia-Murder-Case-Highlights-Problems-Alternatives-Detention

DAILY SIGNAL
— Fact-Checking 4 Big Claims Biden Made at the Border in Texas – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/02/29/fact-checking-4-biden-border-claims/
— Orthodox Jewish Rabbi Slams ADL Attack on CPAC Based on Contested ‘Neo-Nazi’ Claims – Tyler O’Neil
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/03/01/slanderous-orthodox-jewish-rabbi-slams-adl-attack-cpac-contested-neo-nazi-claims/
— American Paralysis and Decline – Victor Davis Hanson
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/03/01/american-paralysis-and-decline/

DAILY WIRE
— Pope Francis Torches Leftist Gender Ideology: ‘The Ugliest Danger’
https://www.dailywire.com/news/pope-francis-torches-leftist-gender-ideology-the-ugliest-danger
— More DEI/Medical School Garbage. This Time It’s UCLA. – Ben Shapiro
https://www.dailywire.com/news/more-dei-medical-school-garbage-this-time-its-ucla

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
— The Truth Behind the Alabama IVF Decision – Joel Vaughan (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly use IVF to promote more hatred against Republicans. My Democrat GAO superiors used my wife and I not trying IVF to have children to promote more hatred against me.)
https://dailycitizen.focusonthefamily.com/the-truth-behind-the-alabama-ivf-decision/

FOX BUSINESS
— Joe Biden is a hopeless open border man. Biden wants to call illegal aliens “newcomers.” – Larry Kudlow
https://www.foxbusiness.com/media/larry-kudlow-joe-biden-hopeless-open-border-man
— Google’s ‘echo chamber’ workplace clouding its impartiality: former employee. The former Google employee said he was fired for being outspoken on politics and his conservative views. – James DeRosa Jr.(COMMENT: Notwithstanding my bad demographics, if I had promoted the Democrat Party platform, the Democrats who ran the federal government would have promoted me into their Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old. I earned job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48. I earned job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48. I earned a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/google-echo-chamber-workplace-clouding-impartiality-former-employee

FOX NEWS
— Chicago activist decries handouts to ‘newcomers’ illegal migrants. Chicago community organizer Jessica Jackson blasts the ‘millions of dollars’ directed to illegal migrants amid the worsening border crisis on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6348046274112
— Biden’s reversal of Trump policies created border crisis, expert says: ‘intentionally unsecured it’ Polls show voters give President Biden low marks on immigration policy. – Michael Lee
https://www.foxnews.com/us/bidens-reversal-trump-policies-created-border-crisis-expert-says-intentionally-unsecured

GOPUSA
— Trump Calls Border Crisis ‘Biden Invasion’
https://www.gopusa.com/trump-calls-border-crisis-biden-invasion/
— Trump’s Fainthearted SCOTUS Picks Could Doom Him In DC Election Case
https://www.gopusa.com/trumps-fainthearted-scotus-picks-could-doom-him-in-dc-election-case/

HOT AIR
— NY Governor to Prioritize Illegal Migrants for State Jobs
https://hotair.com/headlines/2024/03/01/ny-governor-to-prioritize-illegal-migrants-for-state-jobs-n3783858#google_vignette

NEW AMERICAN
— Arizona Advances Bill to Allow Property Owners to Use Deadly Force on Trespassing Illegal Immigrants – James Murphy
https://thenewamerican.com/us/arizona-advances-bill-to-allow-property-owners-to-use-deadly-force-on-trespassing-illegal-immigrants/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Open Borders Media Turn Riley’s Murder into ‘Republicans Pounce’ Story – Bill D’Agostino
https://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/bill-dagostino/2024/03/01/open-borders-media-turn-rileys-murder-republicans-pounce-story

NEWSMAX
— Elon Musk ‘Ringing Alarm Bell’ on Illegal Immigrants – Nicole Wells
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/elon-musk-illegal-immigration-san-diego/2024/03/01/id/1155638/
— Va. Bill Would Allow Noncitizens to Serve in Law Enforcement – Nicole Wells
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/virginia-law-enforcement-daca/2024/03/01/id/1155582/

PJ MEDIA
— LGBTQ Group Promotes Event With 6-Year-Old Drag Queen – CATHERINE SALGADO
https://pjmedia.com/catherinesalgado/2024/03/01/lgbtq-group-promotes-event-with-6-yr-old-drag-queen-n4926929

TOWNHALL
— Chicago Public Schools Will Be Even More Dangerous Without School Resource Officers – Chris Talgo
https://townhall.com/columnists/christalgo/2024/03/02/chicago-public-schools-will-be-even-more-dangerous-without-school-resource-officers-n2635982
— The White House Tries Out a New Term for Illegal Aliens – Spencer Brown (COMMENT: My critics/opponents in Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County continue to demonize, denigrate, and condemn me as being a newcomer. They stress that I have lived in Wheaton for only 46 years, that is, only since 1978 when I was 29 years old, and that unlike them, I never attended any schools in DuPage County, I have never raised children in DuPage County, and I never was a member of a church in DuPage County.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2024/03/01/the-white-house-tries-out-a-new-term-for-illegal-aliens-and-hoo-boy-n2635922
— Schools in This Blue City Are Struggling to Accommodate Illegal Immigrants – Madeline Leesman
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/madelineleesman/2024/03/01/denver-schools-immigrants-n2635934
— Biden’s Open Border Nightmare
https://townhall.com/podcasts/townhallreview/2024/03/01/biden%E2%80%99s-open-border-nightmare

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly shout at Blacks that all the problems that Blacks have are caused by Republicans, and especially by Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, non-veteran, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or who have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
https://thehill.com/homenews/race-politics/4501137-disparities-persist-60-years-after-passage-of-civil-rights-act-report-finds/
— House Oversight Democrats call for investigation into Tuberville’s military holds – REBECCA BEITSCH (COMMENT: An IRS manager promoted me to GS-12 in 1974 when I was 25, but my Democrat IRS superiors soon got rid of him and blocked my promotion to GS-13. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take a downgrade from GS-12 Step 5 to GS-9 Step 10 to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980 and delayed my promotions back to GS-12 Step 5. A GAO manager promoted me to GS-13 1986 but my Democrat GAO superiors soon got rid of him and blocked my promotion to GS-14.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4444473-tuberville-military-hold-house-oversight-democrats-investigation/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Michigan GOP expected to unite behind Trump despite internal strife at nominating convention – JOEY CAPPELLETTI (COMMENT: Will the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) unite behind Trump? Will the IRP invite Trump to speak at the IRP State Convention? Who are the candidates running to serve as IRP National Committeeman and Committeewoman? Do they back Trump or Haley? Who do each of the IRP State Central Committee members back, Trump or Haley? What are their weighted votes?)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/michigan-gop-expected-to-unite-behind-trump-despite-internal-strife-at-nominating-convention/ar-BB1jcBjZ
— Jill Biden casts Donald Trump as a threat to women as she opens a tour of battleground states – BILL BARROW (COMMENT: My critics/opponents have always cast me as being a threat to minorities, women, and younger people because I have always supported the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform, that is, because I oppose patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://apnews.com/article/biden-women-voters-2024-election-kamala-trump-f631c7ea6f14baaee8a30470f033a94b

REUTERS
— Amid infighting, Michigan Republicans set to deliver Trump another win – Nathan Layne
https://srnnews.com/amid-infighting-michigan-republicans-set-to-deliver-trump-another-win/

EMEA TRIBUNE
— Michigan Republicans prepare for fraught delegate convention
https://emeatribune.com/michigan-republicans-prepare-for-fraught-delegate-convention/

CNBC
— NYC Eric Adams on migrant crisis: Most important thing we can do right now is allow them to work. (COMMENT: If there had been as many illegals when I was young as there are now, they would have gotten the bad jobs that I got. I a) did yard work 1962-1964, b) delivered newspapers 1962-1966, c) washed dishes 1964-1966, d) cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966, e) delivered mail 1966-1969, f) worked on an automobile assembly line in 1970, g) sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971, h) pumped gasoline 1971-1972, i) collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980, and j) audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lDFG1LhDYw

MSN
— Maine residents in uproar over $13million ‘Taj Mahal’ migrant housing complex where asylum seekers can stay RENT FREE in luxury apartments for two years – Bethany Saxton
https://www.msn.com/en-my/news/other/maine-residents-in-uproar-over-13million-taj-mahal-migrant-housing-complex-where-asylum-seekers-can-stay-rent-free-in-luxury-apartments-for-two-years/ar-BB1jbnCr

YAHOO
— Duckworth’s doctor told her she was too old to have a baby. Now the mom of 2 is fighting to protect IVF access for others. – Maressa Brown (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly use IVF to promote more hatred against Republicans. My Democrat GAO superiors used my wife and I not trying IVF to have children to promote more hatred against me.)
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/sen-tammy-duckworths-doctor-told-her-she-was-too-old-to-have-a-baby-now-the-mom-of-2-is-fighting-to-protect-ivf-access-for-others-193920712.html

ABC NEWS
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly shout at Blacks that all the problems that Blacks have are caused by Republicans, and especially by Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, non-veteran, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or who have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/black-americans-significant-economic-civil-rights-progress-threatened-107717198

CBS NEWS
— New law could end shelter stay limits for migrants in New York City – Jennifer Bisram
https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/news/nyc-migrant-shelters-stay-limits-could-end-under-new-law/

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Big Change Between the 2020 and 2024 Races: Biden Is Unpopular. Donald Trump has the largest national lead in an NYT poll since first running for president in 2015. – Nate Cohn
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/02/upshot/poll-biden-trump-2024.html
— Voters Doubt Biden’s Leadership and Favor Trump, Times/Siena Poll Finds – Shane Goldmacher
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/02/us/politics/biden-trump-times-siena-poll.html
— Haley appears to want to have it both ways in the Republican primary: She’s running as the voice of Republicans looking for an alternative to Trump — but she doesn’t want to be labeled an anti-Trump Republican. – Jazmine Ulloa
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/03/01/us/trump-haley-biden-election
— Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/03/upshot/pregnancy-birth-timing-preference.html
— Biden Says U.S. Will Airdrop Aid Into Gaza
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/03/01/world/israel-hamas-war-gaza-news
— Report Helps Answer the Question: Is a College Degree Worth the Cost? The analysis found that former students at most colleges had an annual income higher than high school graduates a decade after enrollment. – Ann Carrns (COMMENT: How much were you earning 10 years after you graduated from high school? I graduated from Crete-Monee High School in 1966. 10 years later, in 1976, I was earning $103,549/year in today’s dollars. I had earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970. I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. I owned a one bedroom condo in downtown Chicago, a town home in University Park, a 1972 Corvette, and a 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air. That put me ahead of my high school classmates who had not earned any college degrees. My critics/opponents have always stressed that I never would have been able to do the aforesaid if I had not avoided the Vietnam War draft.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/01/your-money/college-degree-graduate-income.html

NEW YORK SUN
— Law Gives Presidents Vast Powers To Protect the Border, and Trump Would Use Them. From Eagle Pass, Texas, Trump makes clear that he would use the powers that Congress and the Constitution give our president. – LAWRENCE KUDLOW
https://www.nysun.com/article/beyond-the-hoopla-the-law-gives-presidents-vast-powers-to-protect-the-border-and-trump-would-use-them

USA TODAY
— ‘No minimum age to start’: Illinois teen says investing young allowed her to buy Tesla. – Emilee Coblentz (COMMENT: Sophia Castiblanco certainly puts me to shame. I worked 18 months part-time washing dishes for the minimum wage during my junior and senior years in high school and full-time during the summer of 1965 to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint, a poor man’s GTO.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2024/03/01/young-investor-sophia-castiblanco/72760552007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Almost Everything Is Going Trump’s Way—Except Financially. Presidential candidate scores political and legal wins but faces cash crunch. – Alex Leary (COMMENT: What cash crunches have you faced? In 1997, when I was 49 years old, my income dropped by $84,910/year (57%) in today’s dollars because my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their retirement “offer.” In 1980, when I was 31 years old, my income dropped by $22,996/year (21%) in today’s dollars because my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take a pay cut to transfer from IRS to GAO.)
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/almost-everything-is-going-trumps-wayexcept-financially-3dcba082
— FRONT PAGE: Mitch McConnell Couldn’t Fend Off Trump’s Populist Takeover. Senate leader who stymied Democrats was ultimately a casualty of GOP’s antiestablishment turn. – Molly Ball
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/mitch-mcconnell-couldnt-fend-off-trumps-populist-takeover-4b8d2ecb

FORBES
— All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government (GAO 1980-1997, IRS 1971-1980, and Post Office 1966-1969), they gave preference big time to their employees who were Democrat, and especially to those who were minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time. It is called political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomaspremuzic/2024/03/01/would-gender-diversity-improve-if-we-selected-leaders-on-skills/
— Does Donald Trump Really Have $400 Million in Cash?
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kylemullins/2024/03/02/heres-how-much-cash-donald-trump-has/

NPR
— Some politicians who supported legalizing marijuana now want to curb ‘potent pot’ – Martin Kaste
https://www.tspr.org/2024-03-01/some-politicians-who-supported-legalizing-marijuana-now-want-to-curb-potent-pot

PEW RESEARCH
— Who Are You? The Art and Science of Measuring Identity – SCOTT KEETER, ANNA BROWN AND DANA POPKY (COMMEMT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who use their targets’ demographics against their targets the most. I would focus on those who target those who are conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. I would focus on those who target those who share their own demographics to curry favor with those who do not share their demographics.)
https://www.pewresearch.org/methods/2024/02/12/who-are-you-the-art-and-science-of-measuring-identity/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Our main religion question asks respondents to choose from 11 groups that encompass 97% of the U.S. public: eight religious groups and three categories of people who don’t affiliate with a religion. Other, less common faiths are measured by respondents writing in their answer. Our questions have evolved in response to a rise in the share of Americans who do not identify with any religion and to the growing diversity in the country’s population. (Chapter 1) Measuring income is challenging because it is both sensitive and sometimes difficult for respondents to estimate. We ask for a person’s “total family income” the previous calendar year from all sources before taxes, in part because that may correspond roughly to what a family computed for filing income taxes. To reduce the burden, we present ranges (e.g., “$30,000 to less than $40,000”) rather than asking for a specific number. (Chapter 2) We ask about political party affiliation using a two-part question. People who initially identify as an independent or “something else” (instead of as a Republican or Democrat) and those who refuse to answer receive a follow-up question asking whether they lean more to the Republican Party or the Democratic Party. In many of their attitudes and behaviors, those who only lean to a party greatly resemble those who identify with it. (Chapter 3) Our gender question tries to use terminology that is easily understood. It asks, “Do you describe yourself as a man, a woman or in some other way?” Amid national conversation on the subjects, gender and sexual orientation are topics on the cutting edge of survey measurement. (Chapter 4) In part because we use U.S. Census Bureau estimates to statistically adjust our data, we ask about race and Hispanic ethnicity separately, just as the census does. People can select all races that apply to them. In the future, the census may combine race and ethnicity into one question. (Chapter 5) A person’s age tells us both where they fall in the life span, indicating what social roles and responsibilities they may have, and what era or generation they belong to, which may tell us what events in history had an effect on their political or social thinking. We typically ask people to report just the year of their birth, which is less intrusive than their exact date of birth. (Chapter 6)

MS. MAGAZINE & NPR & WASHINGTON POST & VOA & NBC NEWS & NEW YORK TIMES & NEW YORKER
— Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?
https://msmagazine.com/2022/10/21/men-responsible-unwanted-pregnancies-gabrielle-blair/
https://msmagazine.com/2022/05/26/impregnators-pa-bill-hold-fathers-liable-unwanted-pregnancies-wrongful-conception-abortion/
https://www.npr.org/2022/10/20/1130113865/book-by-mom-of-six-puts-onus-on-men-to-stop-unwanted-pregnancies
https://www.npr.org/2022/08/18/1111344810/abortion-ban-states-social-safety-net-health-outcomes
https://www.washingtonpost.com/books/2022/10/19/ejaculate-responsibly-book/
https://www.voanews.com/a/male-birth-control-shots-could-lower-unwanted-pregnancies-worldwide/3568828.html
https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna12636318
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/02/opinion/abortion-laws-men.html
https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/planned-parenthood-means-fewer-abortions

MEDIAITE
— Haley Bashes Trump and Other Male Politicians for ‘Demonizing’ Issue of Abortion: ‘The Fellas Just Don’t Know How to Talk About This – Sarah Rumpf (COMMENT: Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?)
https://www.mediaite.com/election-2024/haley-bashes-trump-and-other-male-politicians-for-demonizing-issue-of-abortion-the-fellas-just-dont-know-how-to-talk-about-this/

GUARDIAN
— Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/sep/28/why-do-politicians-still-force-women-through-unwanted-pregnancies-dame-billie-miller-barbados

February 27, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— White supremacist group’s anti-Semitic comments are cut off at Evanston City Council meeting – ALEX HULVALCHICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/26/white-supremacist-groups-anti-semitic-comments-are-cut-off-at-evanston-city-council-meeting/
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot in Evanston.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/26/evanston-opens-second-dispensary-on-chicago-border/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrat leaders use very angle that they can against Republicans to promote abortion.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/editorials/2024/02/26/ivf-treatments-alabama-supreme-court-frozen-embryos-children-legal-protections-republicans-editorial
— How long do you need to save to buy a home in Chicago? 4 years, experts say. – Elvia Malagón (COMMENT: Back in the good old days, that is, back in the 1970s, it took me only 25 months to earn and save enough to buy a new town home in University Park — 15 months working for IRS, 18 months working part-time for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights, and 7 months working full-time for that store before that. During that time, I earned and saved enough to also buy a new 1972 Corvette in 1971 and to pay for graduate evening business courses at Loyola in 1972.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/real-estate/2024/02/25/chicago-real-estate-homeowners-buy-down-payment-equity-disparties-realty-hop

DAILY HERALD
— GOP District 11 U.S. Congressional candidate Susan Hathaway-Altman of Geneva: Free Jan. 6 defendants – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240226/us-congress-politics/gop-house-candidate-free-jan-6-defendants/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago has one of the largest income inequality gaps in the country – Jack Grieve (COMMENT: To remedy that income inequality, in 1997 when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” and they gave my job to my Black subordinate. In today’s dollars, my annual income dropped by $84,910/year or 57%. In today’s dollars, my GAO salary was $150,075/year. My Civil Service Retirement System pension is only $65,165/year or only 43% of what my GAO salary was. Further, to remedy that income inequality, in 1980 when I was 31 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take a pay cut to transfer from IRS to GAO. In today’s dollars, my income dropped by $22,996/year or 21%. In today’s dollars, my IRS salary was $110,020/year. My GAO salary was only $87,024/year or only 79% of what my IRS salary was. According to Democrats and RINOs, I have always been overpaid.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/economy/chicago-has-10th-highest-income-inequality-us
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A household in Chicago must bring home an annual salary of at least $149,219 to be among the city’s top 20% of earners. On the other hand, any household earning less than $27,255 is in the bottom quintile bracket. That means the city’s top one-fifth of earners make at least 5.47 times as much as the bottom one-fifth of earners.)
— It’s getting harder for towns to ignore their lack of affordable housing – Dennis Rodkin
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/illinois-tightens-affordable-housing-rules-towns

ABC7
— Cook County Special Victims Unit warning migrants about sex trafficking. – Chuck Goudie, Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel, Tom Jones, Maggie Green, and Adriana Aguilar (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.)
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-migrants-in-cook-county-sex-trafficking/14471350/
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly want Blacks to be pot pushers.
https://abc7chicago.com/videoClip/14470220/

NBC5
— Records reveal potential gaps in Johnson’s administration approach to health care for migrants. Documents obtained by NBC 5 Investigates show that the city was aware that a “lack of space” within Chicago’s migrant shelter system provided “increased challenges” with both placing people and providing “initial healthcare.” – Bennett Haeberle, Lisa Capitanini, Katy Smyser and Connor Dore (COMMENT: My outstanding parents provided me with healthcare. Because I am a federal retiree, the federal government pays 72% of my and my wife’s healthcare insurance.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/records-reveal-potential-gaps-in-johnsons-administration-approach-to-health-care-for-migrants/3366408/

CBS2
— Another migrant shelter closes in Chicago
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/another-migrant-shelter-closes-in-chicago/
— Pritzker proposes $23M for birth equity (COMMENT: When I was born in 1948, my father was earning only about $40,000/year in today’s dollars working in the office of a nasty chemical plant on the east side of Chicago Heights. We lived in a 2-bedroom apartment above a hardware store on the northeast corner of Main & Exchange in Crete. My mother never attended high school. She did not work outside the home until after my father died suddenly in 1969.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/gov-pritzker-23-million-birth-equity/
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/change-makers-mercy-sisters-dedicated-to-helping-chicagos-asylum-seekers/
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote former Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady.
https://news.yahoo.com/big-loss-trump-south-carolina-164800646.html

WTTW
— The Democrat Party platform ever-increasingly promotes more poverty and crime.
https://news.wttw.com/2024/02/26/latino-voices-community-conversation-homelessness-chicago

WBEZ
— Students interview Black Evanston residents who are first in the nation to receive reparations. After Evanston became the first U.S. city to create a reparations program, an oral history project is collecting the stories of recipients. – Max Lubbers (COMMENT: Affirmative Action and DEI are reparations.)
https://www.wbez.org/stories/students-interview-black-evanston-residents-first-in-the-nation-to-receive-reparations/50321efa-919a-4c73-8421-36794c8d899b

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Democrat leaders use very angle that they can against Republicans to promote abortion.
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/state/2024/02/26/pritzker-takes-abortion-rights-campaign-to-las-vegas/72690377007/

SPRINGFIELD HERALD NEWS
— Gov. Pritzker announces ten state-designated cultural districts (COMMENT: One could argue that Crete was a German American Lutheran cultural district through the 1960s.)
https://springfieldherald.news/gov-pritzker-announces-ten-statedesignated-cultural-districts-p24748-192.htm

SHAW LOCAL
— Illinois lawmaker to join Bolingbrook event on abolition of cash bail
https://www.shawlocal.com/the-herald-news/2024/02/24/illinois-lawmaker-to-join-bolingbrook-event-on-abolition-of-cash-bail/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Illegal immigrants could get professional licenses under Washington State bill – JACKSON WALKER (COMMENT: My Democrat GAO superiors ignored/dismissed/belittled my becoming a licensed CPA a 1981 when I was 32 years old. I had worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO since 1980. I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I had earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980. I had passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, younger, or veteran.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/illegal-immigrants-could-get-professional-licenses-under-washington-state-bill-migrants-border-crisis-immigration-asylum-seekers-washington-state-legislature-amy-walen-social-security-taxpayer-identification-number

WGEM
— Organization files federal civil rights complaint against WIU, alleging discriminatory scholarships. The complaint states the scholarships “either restrict eligibility to students who are ‘African American,’ ‘Black Women,’ ‘Latino,’ or students who identify as ‘LGBTQI+’ or give preference to such students.”
https://www.wgem.com/2024/02/26/organization-files-federal-civil-rights-complaint-against-wiu-alleging-discriminatory-scholarships/

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Democrat leaders push pot in the South Loop.
https://blockclubchicago.org/2024/02/26/sparkd-cannabis-opens-pot-shop-in-south-loop/

CHICAGO BOOTH REVIEW
— Women and Minorities Are Charged More for Car Loans – Dylan Walsh (COMMENT: In 1971, my Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, and coworkers were furious when I got a car loan to buy a new 1972 Corvette, a car that I still own. I would not have bought that car if my 1969 Dodge Charger SE had not been stolen. I had worked for IRS for only 4 months. My salary was $54,728/year in today’s dollars. I had worked for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights part-time for 7 months and full-time for 7 months before that.)
https://www.chicagobooth.edu/review/women-minorities-are-charged-more-car-loans

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/27/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-240/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/26/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-41/
— Democrat leaders use very angle that they can against Republicans to promote abortion.
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/26/so-far-illinois-republican-congressional-delegation-is-silent-on-ivf/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

DUPAGE POLICY JOURMAL
— McBroom: Busses of illegal immigrants stopped after suggestion ‘about affluent suburban communities possibly housing migrants’ (COMMENT: How affluent is your county, your township, your municipality, your school district, your precinct, and your neighborhood? How many large homes with empty bedrooms do the aforesaid have?)
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/655139722-mcbroom-busses-of-illegal-immigrants-stopped-after-suggestion-about-affluent-suburban-communities-possibly-housing-migrants

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION PUSHING SCHOOL MODEL WHERE KIDS PERFORM POORLY – Hannah Schmid
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/chicago-teachers-union-pushing-school-model-where-kids-perform-poorly/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RNC Chair Ronna Romney-McDaniel Stepping Down on March 8, Weeks After Trump Endorses Michael Whatley for Top GOP Post (COMMENT: Serving as the chairman of a Republican organization is a thankless job. They are blamed for all the losses that Republicans suffer during and after they are chairmen. I served as the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012. I should write a book about those who have blamed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct suffered since 2005. I would focus on the candidates who suffered losses and their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers. I would focus on leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, and Illinois Center Right Coalition. I would focus on conservative and religious leaders and activists.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/02/breaking-rnc-chair-ronna-romney-mcdaniel-stepping-down-on-march-8-weeks-after-trump-endorses-michael-whatley-for-top-gop-post.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WAHINGTON TIMES
— Rep. Scott Perry says House GOP should cancel Biden’s State of the Union – Mallory Wilson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/26/scott-perry-says-house-gop-should-cancel-joe-biden/
— ‘No longer fit’: GOP congressman asks VP Harris, Cabinet to invoke 25th Amendment against Biden – Victor Morton
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/26/rep-ken-buck-asks-kamala-harris-cabinet-invoke-25t/
— Once-important CPAC now welcomes Trump supporters only – David Keene (COMMENT: Do Trump supporters consider me to be a Trump-supporter? I have not contributed any money to the Trump campaign.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/26/once-important-cpac-now-welcomes-trump-supporters-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Liberal media should stop acting like the ‘enemy of the people’ – Zachary Faria
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2885629/liberal-media-should-stop-acting-like-enemy-of-people/
— Christianity is incompatible with the Democratic Party – Parker Miller
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2885507/christianity-incompatible-with-democratic-party/
— Biden brings racial division to the nation’s airwaves – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/2872446/biden-brings-racial-division-to-airwaves/

NEW YORK POST
— Most Americans support southern border wall — as 61% call illegal immigration ‘very serious problem’ – Josh Christenson
https://nypost.com/2024/02/26/us-news/majority-of-americans-support-southern-border-wall-as-61-see-illegal-immigration-as-very-serious-problem-poll/
— Nearly half of Dems want to boot Biden off ticket — with Michelle Obama his leading favorite replacement – Victor Nava
https://nypost.com/2024/02/26/us-news/nearly-half-of-dems-want-to-boot-biden-off-ticket-with-michelle-obama-his-leading-favorite-replacement-poll/

AMERICAN FAMILY NEWS
— Future voters pouring over border – Chad Groening, Billy Davis
https://afn.net/national-security/2024/02/26/future-voters-pouring-over-border-but-november-election-comes-first/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Coming attractions: border violator immunity from prosecution? – Richard J. Douglas
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/coming_attractions_border_violator_immunity_from_prosecution.html
— Trump haters spin Nikki Haley’s SC loss as a victory, but her backers know the truth – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/trump_haters_spin_nikki_haleys_sc_loss_as_a_victory_but_her_backers_know_the_truth.html

BLAZE
— Migrant meal madness: Taxpayers foot $64 daily tab for illegal aliens – PAUL CRANEY
https://www.theblaze.com/columns/opinion/migrant-meal-madness-taxpayers-foot-64-daily-tab-for-illegal-aliens
— Democrats’ illegal immigration gambit paves the way for one-party rule – PAUL GOTTFRIED
https://www.theblaze.com/columns/opinion/democrats-illegal-immigration-gambit-paves-the-way-for-one-party-rule

BREITBART
— Migrants Handed Spacious Apartments for Free as New Yorkers Left Paying Thousands for Tiny Rooms – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/02/26/migrants-handed-spacious-apartments-free-new-yorkers-left-paying-thousands-tiny-rooms/

DAILY CALLER
— Majority Of Americans Support Building Border Wall For First Time – BENJAMIN SZWEDIUK
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/26/majority-american-support-building-border-wall-first-time-monmouth-poll-history/

DAILY WIRE
— DEI Could Get You Killed In The Operating Room – Ben Shapiro
https://www.dailywire.com/news/dei-could-get-you-killed-in-the-operating-room
— ‘DEI Puts The Lives Of Your Loved Ones At Risk’: Elon Musk, Other Prominent Voices Respond To Ben Shapiro Investigation Into DEI In Medicine. – Zach Jewell
https://www.dailywire.com/news/dei-puts-the-lives-of-your-loved-ones-at-risk-elon-musk-other-prominent-voices-respond-to-ben-shapiro-investigation-into-dei-in-medicine

EPOCH TIMES
— The Biden Policies That Transformed America’s Borders. As the 2024 election approaches, the border has come into sharp focus for many voters, who are wanting to see the problems fixed. – Emel Akan, Lawrence Wilson
https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/bidens-key-policy-changes-that-transformed-americas-borders-5594744

FEDERALIST
— Gallup Poll: Biden’s Border Invasion Is Americans’ No. 1 Worry – M.D. KITTLE
https://thefederalist.com/2024/02/27/gallup-poll-bidens-border-invasion-is-americans-no-1-worry/

FOX NEWS
— Sheriffs fighting migrant crime in communities across US as border surge continues: ‘The last line’ of defense
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6347672799112
— Migrant crisis: ‘No end in sight’
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6347724035112

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Most people don’t realize how bad the situation is in medical schools, worse than in general higher ed. We’ve been sounding the alarm for several years. Ben Shapiro: “DEI Could Get You Killed In the Operating Room” – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/02/most-people-dont-realize-how-bad-the-situation-is-in-medical-schools-worse-than-in-general-higher-ed/
— NYC Mayor Eric Adams Wants to Modify Sanctuary City Law to Allow Turning Over Illegals Who Commit Felonies to ICE. – Mary Chastain
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/02/nyc-mayor-eric-adams-wants-to-modify-sanctuary-city-law-to-allow-turning-over-illegals-who-commit-crimes-to-ice/

NEWSMAX
— Poll: 84% Say Illegals Serious Problem – Nicole Wells
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/monmouth-university-poll-illegal-immigration/2024/02/26/id/1155010/

PJ MEDIA
— It Won’t Be Long Until They’re Not Asking. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.) made news recently when her administration asked residents to volunteer to house illegal aliens — or “undocumented migrants” in the Orwellian newspeak — through the U.S. Department of State’s “Welcome Corps” initiative. – DARRELL FROST (COMMENT: How affluent is your county, your township, your municipality, your school district, your precinct, and your neighborhood? How many large homes with empty bedrooms do the aforesaid have?)
https://pjmedia.com/darrellfrost/2024/02/26/it-wont-be-long-until-theyre-not-asking-n4926759
— Blue States Advance From Slow-Motion Suicide to Fast-Action – STEPHEN GREEN
https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2024/02/26/blue-states-advance-from-slow-motion-suicide-to-fast-action-n4926779

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Primary apathy in Michigan: Democrats, GOP struggle as supporters mull whether to even vote. – JOEY CAPPELLETTI (COMMENT: What has your Republican Precinct Committeeman done to encourage registered Republicans in your precinct to vote in the March 19, 2024 primary? In my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 59 in Wheaton, I have hand-delivered a copy of the sample Republican ballot to each of the precinct’s 224 homes and 4 apartments that have at least one registered Republican voter. I am going to hand-deliver to those residences a letter from Annette Corrigan that encourages them to vote for her as a DuPage County Board District 4 write-in candidate.)
https://apnews.com/article/michigan-primary-apathy-voters-a92790de4fd55639a55ea0f18af988c6

MSNBC
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly run America and use “democracy” to take opportunities away from Republicans, and especially from Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. Democrat leaders ever-increasingly use DEI to take opportunities away from Republicans who are the aforesaid. My Democrat superiors in the federal government took opportunities away from me big time. They never promoted me beyond GS-13 and they forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.
https://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/pro-trump-cpac-speaker-pledges-end-of-democracy-204921925518

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrat and RINO leaders falsely argue that their illegals boost the economy. Because illegals drive wages down, the Democrats and RINOs who hire them make more money at the expense of citizens of America.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2024/02/27/economy-immigration-border-biden/
— Democrats say Eisenhower’s mass deportation operation in 1954 was “inhumane” and a “racial terror campaign.” If Eisenhower had not mass deported illegals, illegals would have gotten the jobs that I did a) doing yard work 1962-1964, b) delivering newspapers 1962-1966, c) washing dishes 1964-1966, d) cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966, e) delivering mail 1966-1969, f) working on an automobile assembly line in 1970, g) etc.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2024/02/26/trump-immigration-deportation-eisenhower-operation/

BOSTON GLOBE
— In building a case for local reparations, Embrace Boston report aims to connect past to present – Tiana Woodard (COMMENT: How long have your ancestors been in America? Ever-increasingly, Democrat leaders hint/imply/argue/shout that the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more reparations that you should pay. My ancestors have been in America since 1844. In my defense, I stress that my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois, that they never were in a position to discriminate against anyone, and that they never did discriminate against anyone.)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2024/02/26/metro/boston-massachusetts-reparations-study-report/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Who’s the RINO Now? Trump has redefined the term to mean someone who isn’t loyal enough to him. – William McGurn (COMMENT: A RINO is someone who claims to be Republican, but fails/refuses to defend/advance the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/whos-the-rino-now-republican-in-name-only-trump-haley-primary-15e8eea2
— Will Haley’s Voters Save the Day for Biden? Don’t Bet on It. – Gerard Baker (COMMEMT: In your precinct, in your school district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county, how many voters, what percent, and why will they vote for Haley?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/will-haleys-voters-save-the-day-for-biden-dont-bet-on-it-2024-presidential-election-3aea46d6

FORBES
— To get more votes from those who are the following, Democrat and RINO candidates ever-increasingly promise to give them more preference: minority, female, younger, unmarried, LGBTQ, poor, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or those who ancestors have not been America for a long time. But to give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group. To give preference to those who are the aforesaid is to discriminate against those who are not the aforesaid. I am not any of the aforesaid.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lenwoodvlongsr/2024/02/26/at-stake-this-election-economic-inclusion–racial-equity/
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbeshumanresourcescouncil/2024/02/26/inclusion-is-for-everyone-understanding-the-essence-of-deib/
— I should write a book about the following who have done the most to make me feel like I do not belong: a) past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, b) past and present leaders of Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, c) conservative leaders and activists, d) religious leaders and activists, and e) my Democrat superiors in the federal government.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/biancabarratt/2024/02/27/why-feeling-a-sense-of-belonging-at-work-matters-and-how-to-cultivate-it/

FORTUNE
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://fortune.com/2024/02/27/corporate-social-justice-guide-bsr/

STEVEN FARRON
— Affirmative Action (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs have always used Affirmative Action and DEI to get rid of Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.amazon.com/Affirmative-Action-Hoax-Steven-Farron/dp/0965638383

LINDQUIST VON HASEN & JOYCE
— Your Accounting Career Plan (COMMENT: In retrospect, with benefit of hindsight, if I could do it over again, I would have overcome my fear of not being able to pass the CPA examination much sooner than I did. I would have majored in accounting instead of management at UIC, NIU, and Loyola and I would have done things much sooner than I did. As it was, I did not earn an MBA from Loyola until I was 27 in 1976. I did not take and pass the CPA examination until I was 30. I did not earn a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul until I was 31. I did not take and pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination and become a licensed CPA until I was 32. But by then, because of my bad demographics, I was much “too old” to have a successful career in accounting. I did not take more than one graduate evening course at a time at Loyola and DePaul because of financial limitations and time limitations. IRS did not offer me a job until I was 22 and it was as a “Revenue Officer” job instead of a “Revenue Agent” job because I had not taken enough accounting courses.)
https://lvhj.com/your-accounting-career-plan/

DAILY BEAST
— ‘White’ Chicago Cop Sues Department to Change His Race. Officer Muhammed Yusuf says racial identity is fluid and being incorrectly designated Caucasian has hampered his career. – Justin Rohrlich (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to retain and promote their Democrat employees, and especially those who were minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.thedailybeast.com/white-chicago-cop-muhammed-yusuf-sues-police-department-to-change-his-race

February 23, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard accused of corruption, trustees approve call for federal investigation – Michelle Gallardo and Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/dolton-mayor-tiffany-henyard-illinois-fbi-investigation/14458356/
— Robberies in which criminals demand access to bank, payment apps to steal money are rising – Jason Knowles and Ann Pistone
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-crime-armed-robbery-stolen-money-app-chase-bank/14457765/

NBC5
— Democrat leaders crow about their success in getting religious leaders to promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-church-helps-migrant-families-secure-work-permits/3363589/
— Chicago-area suburbs warn of 911 call problems amid AT&T outage. A spokesperson for the Lake County sheriff’s office said many residents have been unable to reach emergency services. – Francie Swidler, Ashlee Hill and Nora Rogers
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-area-suburbs-warn-of-911-call-problems-amid-att-outage/3363106/

CBS2
— Palestinian Chicago residents push calls for cease-fire in Gaza, rethink support for Democrats
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4utfgwi3xRc

WTTW
— US Department of Education Opens Civil Rights Investigation Into Chicago Public Schools, Area Universities Over Gaza Protests – Paris Schutz
https://news.wttw.com/2024/02/22/us-department-education-opens-civil-rights-investigation-chicago-public-schools-area
— The Democrat Party platform promotes homelessness, that is, it promotes dependency on government and charity, LGBTQ, that is, destruction of traditional marriage and family, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.
https://interactive.wttw.com/firsthand/homeless/without-a-home-in-chicago-homelessness-in-2024-and-whats-to-come

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Who to vote for? Too often, it’s about who’s first on the ballot. Many voters told the Sun-Times they would feel more assured in their picks — and, experts say, a significant share of non-voters might be more inclined to join the process — if they had better access to clear, unbiased information to help them make choices. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/democracy/2024/02/22/illinois-voters-legwork-on-candidates-elections-democracy-solutions-project
— Chicago is not the City that Bumbles. Mayor Brandon Johnson’s zipped lip makes him putty in the media’s hands. – Neil Steinberg
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/02/22/mayor-brandon-johnson-chicago-media-relationship-image-communication-issues

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Venezuelan migrants charged with burglary and retail theft from Oak Brook stores

https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/22/venezuelan-migrants-charged-with-burglary-and-retail-theft-from-oak-brook-stores/
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly use Emmett Till to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/23/today-in-history-mississippi-grand-jury-declines-new-charges-in-emmett-till-killing/
— Wife, son of Calumet City Mayor Thaddeus Jones made six figures working with city – HANK SANDERS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/22/wife-son-of-calumet-city-mayor-thaddeus-jones-made-six-figures/
— Democrats aren’t just celebrating Black history. We’re making it. – Carol Moseley Braun (COMMENT: During the last 8 years that I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office, they had my Black subordinate lead the office’s big annual Black History Month events. In September of 1997, they forced me to take their early retirement “offer” and gave my Black subordinate my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/23/opinion-black-history-month-importance-moseley-braun/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PICTURE: FBI investigating Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard while Illinois attorney general orders her charity to stop soliciting donations. – MIKE NOLAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/22/illinois-attorney-general-orders-dolton-mayor-tiffany-henyard-charity/

DAILY HERALD
— 11th District GOP congressional candidates complain of ‘moral decline’ in U.S. – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240222/us-congress-politics/11th-district-gop-congressional-candidates-complain-of-moral-decline-in-u-s/

WGN RADIO
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly blame gun violence on guns instead of blaming those who use guns illegally.
https://wgnradio.com/wgn-plus/walter-jacobsons-perspective/walter-jacobsons-perspective-2-22-24-we-need-tougher-gun-control-laws/

SOUTHERN
— Authorities plan for threats to Republican, Democratic presidential conventions – Josh Margolin and Sasha Pezenik
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/02/23/authorities-plan-for-threats-to-republican-democratic-presidential-conventions/

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Governors State awarded $500K grant for addictions studies scholarships. (COMMENT: My outstanding parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and teachers at Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete, Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest, and Crete-Monee High School steered me away from vices.)
https://daily-journal.com/news/governors-state-awarded-500k-grant-for-addictions-studies-scholarships/article_4537c4b6-d03d-11ee-90aa-f3da4a643cbc.html

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— Celebrating Black History Month itself has become an act of resistance – Antonio French (COMMENT: During the last 8 years that I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office, they had my Black subordinate lead the office’s big annual Black History Month events. In September of 1997, they forced me to take their early retirement “offer” and gave my Black subordinate my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/column/antonio-french/opinion-celebrating-black-history-month-itself-has-become-an-act-of-resistance/article_3f4d8322-d0ee-11ee-b0d3-97e42e02bd6f.html

STATELINE
— Rockford parent group wants parental consent for children’s abortion, gender-affirming procedures – John Clark
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/rockford-parent-group-wants-parental-consent-for-childrens-abortion-gender-affirming-procedures/

WGLT
— It’s been 2 years since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine (COMMENT: Putin would not have invaded Ukraine if Trump had been President.)
https://www.wglt.org/2024-02-22/its-been-2-years-since-russia-launched-its-invasion-of-ukraine
— Democrats ever-increasingly push minorities to be pot pushers.
https://www.wglt.org/2024-02-22/new-york-rolls-out-a-social-justice-oriented-weed-legalization-program

WSIL TV
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly use DEI to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/national/dei-supporters-see-echoes-of-america-s-fraught-racial-history-in-attacks-on-diversity-efforts/article_e09fdc94-b0f4-5e4c-8875-bdadad22ca4f.html

WREX
— Rockford’s NAACP Black History Month celebration sheds light on challenges in black community – Samantha Soto (COMMENT: During the last 8 years that I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office, they had my Black subordinate lead the office’s big annual Black History Month events. In September of 1997, they forced me to take their early retirement “offer” and gave my Black subordinate my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://www.wrex.com/news/rockfords-naacp-black-history-month-celebration-sheds-light-on-challenges-in-black-community/article_fe5e885a-d202-11ee-bd80-4bbb97f433b6.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Dueling pro-Trump factions in Michigan throw the swing state’s Republicans into disarray – AP (COIMMENT: The conservative faction in the Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee is virtually nonexistent.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-a-fight-between-pro-trump-factions-in-michigan-undercuts-republicans-in-a-key-2024-state/
— 48 percent in new poll say they would support 16-week abortion ban – Lauren Sforza
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/48-percent-in-new-poll-say-they-would-support-16-week-abortion-ban/

NPR ILLINOIS
— What GOP infighting in South Carolina can (and can’t) tell us about 2024 – Stephen Fowler (COIMMENT: The conservative faction in the Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee is virtually nonexistent.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-02-22/what-gop-infighting-in-south-carolina-can-and-cant-tell-us-about-2024
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote “Principle First summit.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-02-22/principle-first-summit-draws-republicans-who-dont-support-frontrunner-trump

WAND TV
— Native Americans hope Illinois lawmakers can transfer stolen land, ban racist school mascots – Mike Miletich (COMMENT: I should write a book about my GAO coworker for almost 18 years 1980-1997 who shared many demographics with me. We both were DuPage County residents, Republicans, CPAs, White, male, married, non-veteran, Protestant, and our ancestors had been in America for a long time. But he was a Native America. He filled the office’s Native American quota. I would focus on the many ways in which our GAO superiors gave him preference over me. Unlike me, they let him work until he was eligible for regular retirement. We were both very active in the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter. He differed from me in that he was younger than me, he had started his career with GAO, his wife had little or no income, and he had children.)
https://www.wandtv.com/news/native-americans-hope-illinois-lawmakers-can-transfer-stolen-land-ban-racist-school-mascots/article_31803dee-d1ce-11ee-b345-ef2d9a063a7e.html

CHICAGO READER
— Democrats ever-increasingly push pot.
https://chicagoreader.com/best-of-chicago/high-focus-media-cannabis-community-builders/

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/23/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-238/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/22/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-39/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WEST CENTRAL REPORTER
— Pritzker’s Budget Proposal Criticized by Illinois House Republican Caucus
https://westcentralreporter.com/stories/655015773-gov-pritzker-s-budget-proposal-criticized-by-illinois-house-republican-caucus

WIREPOINTS
— Pritzker’s 2025 budget is designed for politicians, not people
https://wirepoints.org/pritzkers-2025-budget-is-designed-for-politicians-not-people-wirepoints-on-univision-chicago/
— Pritzker’s 2025 budget address and the kitchen table issues that actually matter – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/gov-pritzkers-2025-budget-address-and-the-kitchen-table-issues-that-actually-matter-wirepoints/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— State appeals court revives challenge to Cook County’s gun, ammo tax – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_f703eeae-d1d2-11ee-b5cb-67dadc2024c6.html
— Special interest groups and Democrats push to enhance pension benefits – Catrina Petersen (COMMENT: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, I paid 7% of my salary into the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS). My CSRS pension is dramatically less because my Democrat superiors wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Further, my Social Security is dramatically less because I get a CSRS pension. Notwithstanding the aforesaid, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized, denigrated, and condemned my CSRS pension as being much too generous.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_bd62dcb8-d1d3-11ee-b51a-5b9cdd23f2d7.html
— Measure would allow Illinois schools ability to deny polling places – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_b321e5d8-d10a-11ee-bee7-33442fa83da8.html

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Illinois Republican Party State Convention May 24 & 25 in Collinsville (COMMENT: Who will the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) members invite to speak at the convention? How many IRP SCC members support Trump? What is their weighted vote? Who wants to serve as IRP National Committeeman and Committeewoman? How many IRP SCC members support them? What is their weighted vote? Who have the IRP SCC members appointed to serve on IRP State Convention Committees? I have asked to serve on the Platform and Resolutions Committee like I did in 2008.)
https://rcca.gop/event/ilgop-state-convention-24/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— Candidate Spotlight: Jerry Evans for Illinois Congressional District 11 – Thomas Mccullagh
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/02/candidate-spotlight-jerry-evans-for-illinois-congressional-district-11.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Principles First Summit looks to replace CPAC as ‘intellectual’ heart of conservative movement – Seth McLaughlin (COMMENT: One could compare and contrast the extent to which each of them promote the individual responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. CPAC’s declining emphasis on the aforesaid planks discourages me from attending CPACs.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/22/principles-first-summit-looks-to-replace-cpac-as-i/
— Trump has always put America first, so let him finish the job – Mike Huckabee
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/22/trump-has-always-put-america-first-so-let-him-fini/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— CPAC? More like ‘sleep’ PAC – Jeremiah Poff (COMMENT: What has discouraged you from attending CPACs? For me, it is CPAC’s declining emphasis on the individual responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2868255/cpac-more-like-sleep-pac/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— California Reparations Bill Would Require State Licensing Boards To Favor Black Applicants – Charles Hilu
https://freebeacon.com/california/california-reparations-bill-would-require-state-licensing-boards-to-favor-black-applicants/

NEW YORK POST
— Google pauses ‘absurdly woke’ Gemini AI chatbot’s image tool after backlash over historically inaccurate pictures. – Thomas Barrabi
https://nypost.com/2024/02/22/business/google-pauses-absurdly-woke-gemini-ai-chatbots-image-tool-after-backlash-over-historically-inaccurate-pictures/
— BLM movement’s social justice politics and ‘queer, trans-affirming’ lessons delivered to kids as young as 5 in NYC school. Aneeta Bhole, Susan Edelman, Emily Crane
https://nypost.com/2024/02/22/us-news/nyc-school-gives-kids-woke-blm-coloring-book-with-queer-trans-affirming-lessons/

AMAC
— 64 Times The Biden Administration Intentionally Undermined Border Security
https://amac.us/newsline/national-security/64-times-the-biden-administration-intentionally-undermined-border-security/

AMERICAN THINKER
— We Don’t Need a New GOP. We Need the Old One. – Alicia Colon (COMMENT: The old GOP did much more to defend and advance the individual responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in its platform.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/02/we_dont_need_a_new_gop_we_need_the_old_one.html

BLAZE
— Warning: Come November 2024, illegal immigration might ‘end the Democratic system as we know it’ (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that many millions of illegals will use their false identifications to vote for Biden and for the rest of the Democrats.)
https://www.theblaze.com/shows/sara-gonzales-unfiltered/warning-come-november-2024-illegal-immigration-might-end-the-democratic-system-as-we-know-it
— Alito warns of a ‘virus’ in affirmative action ruling: ‘Wipe it off the books’ – DANIEL HOROWITZ (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs have always used Affirmative Action (AA) and DEI to get rid of Republicans. I should write a book about those RINOs who have had the most success in using AA and DEI to get rid of me: a) past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton Park District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, b) major Republican donors, c) conservative leaders, and d) religious leaders. I would focus on the aforesaid who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me since 2000.)
https://www.theblaze.com/columns/opinion/alito-warns-of-a-virus-in-affirmative-action-ruling-wipe-it-off-the-books

BREITBART
— FBI Probing Illinois Democrat Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard Who Met President Biden at the White House – AMY FURR
https://www.breitbart.com/local/2024/02/22/report-fbi-probing-illinois-democrat-mayor-who-met-president-biden-white-house/
— NY City Council Calls for Investigation into Mayor Eric Adams’ Plan to Hand Illegals $10K Pre-Paid Debit Cards – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/02/22/ny-city-council-calls-investigation-into-mayor-eric-adams-plan-to-hand-illegals-10k-pre-paid-debit-cards/
— Biden Oversees 7.2M Illegal Aliens at Southern Border, Equivalent to 2 Years of U.S. Births – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/22/joe-biden-oversees-7-2m-illegal-aliens-at-southern-border-equivalent-to-2-years-of-u-s-births/
— Climate Change Alarmist Taylor Swift Called Out for Sending Private Jet from Sydney to Hawaii to Bring Travis Kelce Back to Australia – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2024/02/22/climate-change-alarmist-taylor-swift-called-out-for-sending-private-jet-from-sydney-to-hawaii-to-bring-travis-kelce-back-to-australia/
— Google AI Lead’s Social Media Posts Expose Woke Bigotry – SEAN MORAN
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2024/02/22/white-privilege-is-fcking-real-google-ai-leads-social-media-posts-expose-woke-bigotry/
— Speaker Johnson Dismisses White House Promise of New Border Curbs – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/2024-election/2024/02/22/speaker-johnson-dismisses-white-house-promise-of-new-border-curbs/

CHRISTIAN HEADLINES
— Illinois Bill Labels Parents as Child Abusers for Objections to Abortion, Child Sex Changes – Milton Quintanilla
https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/milton-quintanilla/illinois-bill-labels-parents-as-child-abusers-for-objections-to-abortion-child-sex-changes.html

DAILY WIRE
— Google’s AI Caught Red-Handed With Woke Agenda – Ben Shapiro
https://www.dailywire.com/news/googles-ai-caught-red-handed-with-woke-agenda

EPOCH TIMES
— The Money Machine Behind Progressive Election Efforts. The left’s equivalent of the Koch network, Arabella Advisors, is a powerhouse distributor of mega money to progressive PACs and Democrat campaigns. – Austin Alonzo
https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/the-money-machine-behind-progressive-election-efforts-5579254

FEDERALIST
— Biden’s Border Invasion Puts The Whole Country At Risk, Not Just Texas – RICH CROMWELL
https://thefederalist.com/2024/02/23/by-refusing-to-stand-with-texas-biden-is-putting-the-whole-country-at-risk/
— Transgender Funeral At New York Cathedral Was A ‘Vicious’ Anti-Catholic Hate Crime – SAMUEL MANGOLD-LENETT
https://thefederalist.com/2024/02/23/transgender-funeral-at-new-york-cathedral-was-likely-a-vicious-anti-catholic-hate-crime/

FOX BUSINESS
— Chicago mayor sues oil and gas companies over ‘climate dangers’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZsrbjdYTPA
— ‘OUTRAGEOUS’: Kansas AG slams FAA’s DEI hiring practices
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbyQ8mURYOc

FOX NEWS
— Chicago residents ‘turn their backs’ on Democrats
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCmhJRFuz0U
— Chicago resident defends Texas Gov. Abbott over migrant influx, says she’ll vote Republican for first time. Residents outraged with state, local officials as Democrat Gov. Pritzker points finger at Texas for migrant surge. – Madeline Coggins
https://www.foxnews.com/media/chicago-resident-defends-texas-gov-abbott-migrant-influx-shell-vote-republican-first-time
— Elon Musk: The woke mind virus is killing Western Civilization
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PZ4s7e2pDU

LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY
— What laws? Mexican Authorities establish checkpoint near ‘San Judas Break’ border wall gap – Matthew Holloway
https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/mexican-authorities-establish-checkpoint-near-san-judas-break-border-wall-gap

MRC TV
— NY School Passes Out BLM ‘Trans Affirming’ Activity Book to Kids – TIERIN-ROSE MANDELBURG
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/tierin-rose-mandelburg/ny-school-passes-out-blm-trans-affirming-activity-book-kids

NEWS BUSTERS
— Google AI Gemini Raked Over Coals for Anti-White and Pro-CCP Bias – Catherine Salgado
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/free-speech/catherine-salgado/2024/02/22/dont-be-evil-google-ai-gemini-raked-over-coals-anti
— Warner Bros DEI Chief Officer Endorses Pushing Out Non-Woke Employees – Tom Olohan
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/business/tom-olohan/2024/02/22/first-mrc-warner-bros-dei-chief-officer-endorses-pushing-out

PJ MEDIA
— The Illegal Immigration Invasion Isn’t Due to ‘Incompetence.’ It’s the Plan. – VICTORIA TAFT
https://pjmedia.com/victoria-taft/2024/02/22/san-diego-county-invasion-mayor-wonders-n4926667
— Show Me the Way to Go Home: Are Some Illegals Trying To Get Deported? – LINCOLN BROWN
https://pjmedia.com/lincolnbrown/2024/02/22/show-me-the-way-to-go-home-are-some-illegal-trying-to-get-deported-n4926679

POST MILLENNIAL
— Google pauses ‘woke’ Gemini’s AI after it shows white historical figures as ‘racially diverse’ Elon Musk called Google’s AI software “woke” and “racist.” – Katie Daviscourt
https://thepostmillennial.com/google-pauses-woke-geminis-ai-after-it-shows-white-historical-figures-as-racially-diverse

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— CPAC is denying press passes to ‘left-wing’ journalists – DOMINICK MASTRANGELO (COMMENT: I have always fully disclosed that I am conservative. I attended many CPACs, although not recently, and I reported on them as a journalist for GOPUSA. According to my Democrat and RINO critics/opponents, you are not a “real” journalist unless you claim to be nonpartisan. RINOs are anti-conservative. I should write a book about high-profile RINO event organizers in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton who have barred me from attending their events and/or who have had me thrown out of their events since 2000.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/4482821-cpac-denying-press-passes-journalists-2024/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Many believe the founders wanted a Christian America. Some want the government to declare one now. — Peter Smith (COMMENT: I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran. I should write a book about those who have used that against me the most.)
https://apnews.com/article/american-founders-christian-nation-conservative-beliefs-4ea388e8d80c54016a6a4460cbef9b82
— It’s an election year, and Biden’s team is signaling a more aggressive posture toward the press. – David Bauder
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/election-year-bidens-team-signaling-aggressive-posture-press-107401292

CNN
— Democrats ask “CPAC or TPAC?” and say “This year’s conservative gathering is all about Trump.” (COMMENT: What has discouraged you from attending CPACs? For me, it is CPAC’s declining emphasis on the individual responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.cnn.com/2024/02/22/politics/cpac-trump-republican-president-election/index.html

MSNBC
— The hate-filled Trump-hating former RNC chairman Michael Steele says “Trump’s takeover of the RNC will destroy it from within. His hand-picked candidates to lead the party don’t show an understanding of what the job actually entails, and the GOP will pay the price.”
https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/trump-lara-ronna-mcdaniel-rnc-chair-rcna139993

MSN
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly encourage Blacks to be LGBTQers.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/black-lgbtq-folks-helped-lead-the-civil-rights-movement-homophobia-buried-their-stories/ar-BB1iIG6I

NEW YORK TIMES
— Inside the G.O.P.’s State Party Problem. Financial woes and other issues in state parties in crucial swing states such as Arizona and Michigan have caused deepening concern among top Republican officials. – Shane Goldmacher and Nick Corasaniti
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/22/us/politics/gop-state-party-dysfunction.html
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/22/nyregion/st-patricks-day-parade-lgbtq.html

BOSTON HERALD
— Illegal immigration just fine with progressives – Editorial
https://www.bostonherald.com/2024/02/23/editorial-illegal-immigration-just-fine-with-progressives/

USA TODAY
— ‘Who is the real Nikki Haley?’: South Carolina voters criticize mixed messages on racism – Savannah Kuchar and Deborah Barfield Berry
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/02/23/nikki-haley-south-carolina-confederate-flag/72553596007/
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/02/23/transgender-national-survey-myths-misinformation/72640839007/
— FRONT PAGE WITH CHART: Meet the ‘Beatlemania boomers.’ They face a looming retirement crisis. – Daniel de Visé (COMMENT: I am an early boomer. My retirement income and savings are dramatically less because my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2024/02/21/late-boomers-401k-ira-retirement-wealth/72668356007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Biden, Trump and American Vanity. The old WASP elites often had terrible judgment, but we should miss their ideals of leadership and service. – Lance Morrow (COMMENT: I am a WASP. Ever-increasingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have used that against me.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-trump-and-american-vanity-we-should-miss-old-elites-ideals-of-leadership-service-90f2d0e4
— Biden Executive Actions on Border Would Face Steep Legal, Political Hurdles. White House considers ways to act unilaterally to stem flow of migrants, but courts already have blocked some options. – Michelle Hackman and Tarini Parti (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.)
https://www.wsj.com/politics/policy/biden-executive-actions-on-border-would-face-steep-legal-political-hurdles-d8a5cc4d
— Black Lives Matter, Now at Home Depot. A ruling will force employers to permit political sloganeering. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/home-depot-nlrb-black-lives-matter-antonio-morales-49657800
— To get more votes from Blacks, Democrat leaders encourage/force teachers to stress that “slavery’s legacy lingers.”
https://www.wsj.com/us-news/education/most-teachers-say-schools-should-teach-that-the-legacy-of-slavery-persists-37a756ca

NPR
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote “Principle First summit.” (COMMENT: Which past and present leaders of your municipality, school district, park district, chamber of commerce, township, and county have demonstrated their hatred against Trump the strongest? I should write a book about those past and present leaders of Wheaton, Wheaton Warrenville School District 200, Wheaton Park District, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, and DuPage County who have demonstrated their hatred against Trump the strongest. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me since 2015.)
https://www.npr.org/2024/02/22/1233089965/principle-first-summit-draws-republicans-who-dont-support-frontrunner-trump

LAWYER MONTHLY
— According to Democrat and RINO leaders, there is no such thing as illegal immigration.
https://www.lawyer-monthly.com/2024/02/what-counts-as-illegal-immigration/

PEW RESEARCH
— Democrat leaders want students to be sexually active LGBTQers who hate Republicans.
https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2024/02/22/race-and-lgbtq-issues-in-the-classroom/
https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2024/02/22/what-teens-want-to-learn-in-school-about-race-and-lgbtq-issues/

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION
— Democrats ever-increasingly crow about their success in painting Jesus as being a typical Democrat who hates Republicans, and especially hates Republicans who share Trump’s demographics: heterosexual, conservative, White, male, older, married, non-poor, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or has ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
https://www.insidehighered.com/opinion/views/2024/02/23/whom-would-jesus-cancel-opinion

HECHINGER REPORT
— Did your college application essay mention race? Talk to us about it. (COMMENT: In my 1971 Loyola and 1976 DePaul applications, I stressed that I was an IRS Revenue Officer and that my employee manual encouraged me to take graduate business and accounting courses and that I wanted to take those courses to maintain and improve my job skills as an IRS employee. But in 1978, to get rid of me, my IRS superiors disallowed the courses that I had taken ignoring/rejecting what I had stated in my applications and falsely arguing that I the courses a) did not relate to my job duties, b) did not maintain or improve my job skills, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and d) qualified me for a “new trade or business.” They would not have done that nor would they have disallowed my travel vouchers in 1974 and gotten rid of the IRS manager in 1975 who had promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 if I had not complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. I would not have complained about the aforesaid discrimination if my Democrat IRS superiors had not taken the aforesaid adverse actions against me. They would not have taken the aforesaid adverse actions against me if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
https://hechingerreport.org/did-your-college-application-essay-mention-race-talk-to-us-about-it/

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY
— Anything seems obvious, after the fact. – Angela Duckworth Ph.D. (COMMENT: What have you spent lots of your time, effort, and/or money on? In retrospect and with benefit of hindsight, what did you learn? Would you have done those things if you knew then what you know now? If so, what would you have done differently? I should write a book about that. I would focus on my serving as a) the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks 2005-2019, b) the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, c) the Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, and d) an Illinois Center Right Coalition officer 2003-2007. I would focus on those who took the most/biggest adverse actions against me because I did the aforesaid. I would focus on those who have blamed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who destroy those like me a) who they cannot manipulate or dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, e) who refuse to cover up their wrong doing, and/or f) who refuse to give them money.)
https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/actionable-advice-to-help-kids-thrive/202401/hindsight-bias

February 21, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump backs U.S. Rep. Mike Bost in blow to Darren Bailey in downstate GOP battle for Congress – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/20/trump-backs-u-s-rep-mike-bost-in-blow-to-darren-bailey-in-downstate-gop-battle-for-congress/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump endorses U.S. Rep. Mike Bost over Darren Bailey in downstate Congressional battle. Rep. Mike Bost called Trump’s endorsement “a tremendous honor” and vowed to help Trump win back the White House. And while Darren Bailey’s campaign downplayed the endorsement as an example of the former president’s support of GOP incumbents, the campaign reiterated Bailey “proudly stands” with the former president. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2024/02/20/donald-trump-endorsement-mike-bost-over-darren-bailey-downstate-congressional-primary
— Chicago closes 4 migrant shelters amid lull in arrivals. The four shelters, holding around 400 people, were located downtown, in North Lawndale and on the North Side. They closed amid a seasonal drop in border crossings. – Michael Loria
https://chicago.suntimes.com/immigration/2024/02/20/chicago-closes-4-migrant-shelters-amid-lull-in-arrivals
— South Side alderperson accuses Ald. Greg Mitchell of attacking him. In a letter to the City Council’s Black Caucus Chair Stephanie Coleman, Ald. Desmon Yancy alleged that he was the “victim of an unprovoked assault” by Mitchell after a Council hearing last week. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2024/02/20/chicago-city-council-member-accused-assault-greg-mitchell-gentrification-housing-obama-center
— Chicago sues five giant oil companies, accusing them of climate change destruction, fraud. The suit says BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and Shell have hurt the city by discrediting science even as their products lead to “catastrophic consequences,” including strong storms, flooding, severe heat and shoreline erosion. – Brett Chase
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2024/02/20/bp-chevron-conocophillips-exxonmobil-chicago-lawsuit-climate-change-damage

DAILY HERALD
— LaPlante, Maes vying for Democratic nod in DuPage County Board District 4 – Alicia Fabbre (COMMENT: Republican Annette Corrigan is running as a write-in candidate.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240220/news/laplante-maes-vying-for-democratic-nod-in-dupage-county-board-district-4/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Should recorder’s office be eliminated in DuPage County? Candidates weigh in. – Alicia Fabbre (COMMENT: Republican Nicole Prater is running for the office.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240220/news/should-recorders-office-be-eliminated-in-dupage-county-candidates-weigh-in/
— Don’t sit out the March 19 primary — too much is at stake – Editorial (COMMENT: What has your Republican Precinct Committeeman done to encourage registered Republicans in your precinct to vote in the March 19, 2024 primary? In my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 59 in Wheaton, I have hand-delivered a copy of the sample Republican ballot to each of the precinct’s 224 homes and 4 apartments that have at least one registered Republican voter.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240221/editorials/daily-herald-opinion-dont-sit-out-the-march-19-primary-too-much-is-at-stake/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Migrant crisis stirs tension in Oak Park, but village mounts a supportive response – Judith Crown
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/equity/migrant-crisis-arrived-oak-park-cold-night
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Scaman says Cook County is reimbursing the village for monthly expenses of more than $300,000. “At this point, we’re going to see all the money we invested,” she said. At its Jan. 23 meeting, Oak Park trustees authorized staff to pursue a grant of $1.9 million through the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. The village received notice the following week that grant was approved. The funding will be used to provide aid to asylum-seekers through June 30. That will enable the village to continue helping migrants in a different shelter because asylum-seekers staying at the Carleton and West Cook YMCA must leave by the end of February.)
— After altercation, City Council member calls on colleague to resign leadership posts – Justin Laurence
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/after-altercation-yancy-calls-mitchell-resign-city-council-leadership
— Supreme Court leaves elite school’s diversity policy intact – Greg Stohr
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/education/supreme-court-leaves-university-diversity-policy-intact

ABC7
— Letitia James says she’s prepared to seize Donald Trump’s buildings if he can’t pay his $354M fine. The New York attorney general made the remarks in an interview with ABC News. – Aaron Katersky and Peter Charalambous
https://abc7chicago.com/donald-trump-case-trial-president/14450327/

NBC5
— Trump endorses Rep. Mike Bost over Darren Bailey in 12th district race
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/trump-endorses-rep-mike-bost-over-darren-bailey-in-12th-district-race/3361111/

CBS2
— Suburban Chicago volunteers aim to open another shelter for migrant families – Sara Machi
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/oak-park-migrant-shelter-volunteers/
— Far Southwest Side Chicago neighbors appalled by street takeover involving ring of fire – Jermont Terry
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/far-southwest-side-chicago-street-takeover-ring-fire/
— Chicago voters to decide on increase in real estate tax to combat homelessness
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/bring-chicago-home-tax-vote/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3lUM1t4FAU

FOX32
— Illinois Republicans challenge Pritzker to put citizens first on eve of budget address
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-republicans-challenge-pritzker-put-citizens-first-budget-address
— Illinois launches website to track state spending on asylum seekers – Kasey Chronis
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-launches-website-track-spending-asylum-seekers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkVaOWXa68o
— President Pritzker? Political analysts speculate on Illinois gov’s future amid Biden’s uncertainty – Scott Schneider
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/political-analysts-speculate-pritzker-future-biden-uncertainty

WBEZ
— Mayor Brandon Johnson pitches borrowing $1.25 billion for housing and development. Johnson says his signature development plan would rely on letting dozens of the city’s controversial TIF districts expire, and that money would be used to pay back the debt. – Mariah Woelfel, Tessa Weinberg
https://www.wbez.org/stories/johnson-pitches-125-billion-borrowing-plan/3b300404-a57d-43f4-8eb3-9b2140541460

WEDNESDAY JOURNAL
— The uncomfortable truth – Jonathan Panton
https://www.oakpark.com/2024/02/20/the-uncomfortable-truth/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Some may live in denial, but entering the United States illegally is a crime. The village of Oak Park has continually used the term “asylum-seeker” to hide the truth. First, the term “asylum-seeker” is misleading. Applicants seeking asylum protection have the burden of (1) proving that they suffered past persecution or have a well-founded fear of future persecution; (2) the applicant is a member of a protected ground (race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, political opinion); (3) there is a connection between the harm the applicant suffered and their protected ground; and (4) the applicant either fears harm from the home country’s government or the home country is unable or unwilling to control a private person. INA§101(a)(42)(A). Asylum is designed to protect those who meet these four elements. In the fiscal year of 2023, asylum relief was denied in the majority of cases. While some individuals are genuinely escaping persecution, there are many others who unlawfully enter the United States for economic opportunities. This does not warrant asylum protection. The primary job of a government is to keep its citizens safe. In 2023, Customs and Border Patrol had 3,201,144 encounters with illegal immigrants. A serious concern is the lack of vetting of illegal immigrants in the United States. Border Patrol Chief Jason Owens stated on X (Twitter) that his agents arrested an average of 47 individuals every day in 2023 who had “serious criminal histories.” Moreover, those figures only included individuals who have been apprehended. In 2023, 860,000 “gotaways” unlawfully entered the United States. These individuals pose safety concerns since their criminal backgrounds and whereabouts are unknown to law enforcement agencies. Oak Park’s Village Board broke its duty to residents by approving a $1.9 million grant providing various services for immigrants, some of whom may be illegal. The $360,000 allocated toward giving illegal immigrants various legal services is wasteful. The role of the government is to provide public services like police, fire, roads, schools. I don’t recall the village paying for residents’ legal services spent appealing their outrageous property tax bills. Yet Oak Park has no issue doling out money for legal representation to individuals whose first act in the United States may have been a crime.)

SOUTHERN
— Nikki Haley says deployed husband ‘stepped up to defend our nation’s freedom’ – Hannah Demissie and Nicholas Kerr
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/02/20/nikki-haley-says-deployed-husband-stepped-up-to-defend-our-nations-freedom/
— Trump owes $87K in interest per day until he pays the fine in his civil fraud case – Peter Charalambous
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/02/21/trump-owes-87k-in-interest-per-day-until-he-pays-the-fine-in-his-civil-fraud-case/
— Trump brings in more than $6.8 million from Greenville fundraiser – Soo Rin Kim and Lalee Ibssa
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/02/21/trump-brings-in-more-than-6-8-million-from-greenville-fundraiser/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— In Last Correspondences Before Death Navalny Wrote That Second Trump Term Would Be ‘Really Scary’
https://pantagraph.com/opinion/column/in-last-correspondences-before-death-navalny-wrote-that-second-trump-term-would-be-really-scary/video_bda3fbc4-63dc-5864-bb15-83ffc3510657.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly push magic mushrooms.
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/state/2024/02/20/lawmaker-says-legalizing-magic-mushrooms-will-help-mental-health/72604573007/

WCIA
— Donald Trump again compares his criminal indictments to imprisonment and death of Putin’s top rival. – AP
https://www.wcia.com/news/politics/ap-politics/ap-donald-trump-again-compares-his-criminal-indictments-to-imprisonment-and-death-of-putins-top-rival/

WAND TV
— Illinois Senate GOP say Pritzker should prioritize Illinois families over migrants – Mike Miletich
https://www.wandtv.com/news/illinois-senate-gop-say-pritzker-should-prioritize-illinois-families-over-migrants/article_042a04e0-d045-11ee-bdbf-e78a80ce141f.html

WSPY
— Resolution for non-sanctuary migrant status for Sandwich offered; DeKalb County Board considering its own proposal. – Mark Harrington
https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/resolution-for-non-sanctuary-migrant-status-for-sandwich-offered-dekalb-county-board-considering-its-own/article_2d6f004e-cff0-11ee-af00-7b6746df26d3.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Illinois Comptroller provides portal to track migrant-related spending – Sean Crawford
https://www.nprillinois.org/government-politics/2024-02-20/illinois-comptroller-provides-portal-to-track-migrant-related-spending

CITIES 92.9
— Democrats ever-increasingly run Illinois but nevertheless ever-increasingly blame Republicans for all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.
https://www.cities929.com/2024/02/20/legislator-reacts-to-illinois-near-bottom-ranking-in-social-mobility/

Q98.5
— Illinois Named Most Hated State in America
https://q985online.com/illinois-named-americas-most-hated-state/

OAK LAWN PATCH
— Migrant Funding Top Of Mind Ahead Of Pritzker’s Budget Address. The current budget that ends June 30 budgeted $550 million for non-citizen health care, but projections have pushed that number higher.
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/migrant-funding-top-mind-ahead-pritzkers-budget-address

SMILE POLITELY
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://www.smilepolitely.com/food-drink/a-step-by-step-guide-to-buying-legal-cannabis/

CAPITOL FAX
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/20/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-38/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Legislator reacts to Illinois’ near bottom ranking in social mobility – Glenn Minnis (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly run Illinois but nevertheless ever-increasingly blame Republicans for all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_110133f8-d006-11ee-8992-1fedfb7130a2.html

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— California Emissions Standards Coming To Illinois? – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2024/02/california-emissions-standards-coming-to-illinois/

CHICAGO CTY WIRE
— ‘We built this city;’ west side pro-slavery reparations group says blacks shouldn’t have to pay property taxes in Chicago. (COMMENT: How much property tax have you paid? I have paid property tax since I was 24 years old in 1972.)
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/654972559-we-built-this-city-west-side-pro-slavery-reparations-group-says-blacks-shouldn-t-have-to-pay-property-taxes-in-chicago
— O’Hare Respite Center: Illegal migrants ‘crowding out and reducing movement space’
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/654973448-o-hare-respite-center-illegal-migrants-crowding-out-and-reducing-movement-space

WIREPOINTS
— City Club of Chicago plays host to education officials’ latest excuse for dismal student outcomes: The covid pandemic – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/chicago-education-officials-latest-failed-excuse-for-dismal-student-outcomes-the-covid-pandemic-wirepoints/
— We’re trumpeting about Illinois’ failing schools to force education officials to finally focus on literacy
https://wirepoints.org/were-trumpeting-about-illinois-failing-schools-to-force-education-officials-to-finally-focus-on-literacy-wirepoints-on-with-wjols-scott-slocum/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— UPWARD MOBILITY TOUGHER IN ILLINOIS THAN IN REST OF MIDWEST, MOST OF U.S. – Joe Tabor (COMMENT: In terms of education, how successful have you been compared to your parents? Neither of my parents attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. Nevertheless, thanks to my outstanding parents, with money I earned, I earned a bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48. I earned professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48. I earned a professional license when I was 32. In terms of buying new cars, how successful have you been compared to your parents? My father did not buy a new car until he was 45 and it was a bottom of the line 2-door 6-cylinder 1967 Chevrolet. Thanks to my outstanding parents, with money I earned, I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint when I was 17, a 1968 Oldsmobile 442 when I was 19, a 1969 Dodge Charger SE when I was 20, and a new 1972 Corvette when I was 23.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/upward-mobility-tougher-in-illinois-than-in-rest-of-midwest-most-of-u-s/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden under pressure to take cognitive test amid dementia concerns – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/20/joe-biden-under-pressure-to-take-cognitive-test-am/
— Biden’s betrayal of Israel – Kelly Sadler
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/20/bidens-betrayal-israel/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Biden ‘releasing everyone’ at border in latest secret move – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-secrets/2864556/biden-releasing-everyone-at-border-in-latest-secret-move/
— Denver schools face federal civil rights complaint over ‘black excellence’ pledge – Breccan F. Thies
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/education/2864412/denver-schools-federal-civil-rights-complaint-black-excellence-pledge/

NEW YORK POST
— NYC migrant families could make up to $15K per year under controversial $53M pre-paid credit card program. – Craig McCarthy and Emily Crane
https://nypost.com/2024/02/20/us-news/nyc-migrant-families-could-make-up-to-15k-per-year-under-controversial-53m-pre-paid-credit-card-program/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Boston Removes Residents from Community Center to Make Room for Illegal Aliens
https://amgreatness.com/2024/02/20/boston-removes-residents-from-community-center-to-make-room-for-illegal-aliens/

BREITBART
— ‘Extortion Attempt:’ Joe Biden Hopes to Cut Deportations amid Migrant Crime Wave – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/20/extortion-attempt-biden-hopes-to-cut-deportations-amid-migrant-crime-wave/

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES
— How Biden gave up on ridding us of criminal aliens — putting us in danger – Jon Feere (COMMENT: From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more likely that you vote for Democrats: criminal, in America illegally, boozer, gambler, stoner, socialist, liberal, moderate, minority, female, younger, poor, union member, LGBTQ, unmarried, have health problems, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or if your ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://cis.org/Oped/How-Biden-gave-ridding-us-criminal-aliens-putting-us-danger

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— Democrat’s Open Border Trickery — Gaming the Census – Betsy McCaughey
https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/02/24/dems-open-border-trickery-gaming-the-census

DAILY CALLER
— GOP Civil War Deepens As Senators Claim McConnell Threw Party’s Voters ‘Under The Bus’ On Ukraine, Border
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/20/republican-senate-mitch-mcconnell-border-deal-ukraine-aid-funding-vote-mike-lee-ron-johnson-rick-scott/

DAILY WIRE
— Mandatory IRS Diversity Training Includes Material From Trans Academic Who Called For ‘Death Of Whiteness’ The dogmas of a far-left transgender academic made their way into official IRS training materials for criminal investigators. – Spencer Lindquist (COMMENT: I worked for GAO for 3 years on audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division. I worked for IRS’s Collection Division for almost 9 years.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/mandatory-irs-diversity-training-includes-material-from-trans-academic-who-called-for-death-of-whiteness

FOX BUSINESS
— Biden cares more about illegals than Americans – Charles Hurt
https://www.foxbusiness.com/video/6347288405112
— Biden cares more about illegals than Americans – Charles Hurt
https://www.foxbusiness.com/video/6347288405112

FOX NEWS
— Nikki Haley staying in the race hurts the Republican Party – Jesse Watters (COMMENT: Haley promoters would rather see Biden elected than Trump.)
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6347285226112
— 7.2M illegals entered the US under Biden admin, an amount greater than population of 36 states. The total number of illegal immigrants who have entered the US under President Biden is larger than almost every American city. – Chris Pandolfo (COMMENT: How many millions will use their false identifications to vote for Biden and for the rest of the Democrats?)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/illegal-immigrants-biden-admin-amount-greater-population-36-states
— Chinese illegal immigration on pace to break records at US southern border. Officials, lawmakers raise national security concerns about spike in Chinese nationals. – Adam Shaw, Bill Melugin, Griff Jenkins
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/chinese-illegal-immigration-pace-break-records-us-southern-border

NEWSMAX
— Texas: Migrant Nonprofit Engaged in Smuggling
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/texas-ken-paxton-nonprofit/2024/02/20/id/1154334/

TOWNHALL
— Democrat State Asks for Volunteers to House Illegal Immigrants – Madeline Leesman (COMMENT: Should such volunteers be required to get permission from the voters in their neighborhood, precinct, school district, municipality, township, and/or county?)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/madelineleesman/2024/02/20/michigan-state-immigrants-n2635450
— Here’s What Happened When Harlem Residents Learned Luxury Building Will Be Turned Into Migrant Shelter – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2024/02/20/watch-harlem-residents-give-democrats-an-earful-over-migrant-crisis-in-their-backyard-n2635426

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Michigan Tries to Convince Residents to Pick Immigrants Up at Airport, Help Them Find Housing and Jobs – Allison Anton
https://www.westernjournal.com/michigan-tries-to-convince-residents-to-pick-immigrants-up-at-airport-help-them-find-housing-and-jobs/

ZERO HEDGE
— A Stunning 10 Million Illegals Have Entered The US Under Biden; Tucker Warns They Are “Destroying” The Country – TYLER DURDEN (COMMENT: To come into a country illegally and to stay in a country illegally is to demonstrate gross disrespect of the rule of law and of that country.)
https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/stunning-10-million-illegals-have-entered-us-under-biden-tucker-country-being-destroyed

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— Why is Biden letting in millions of illegal border crossers? – NOLAN RAPPAPORT
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/4478371-why-is-biden-letting-in-millions-of-illegal-border-crossers/

ABC NEWS
— Supreme Court allows what critics call ‘racial balancing’ at elite public school. The court’s majority did not explain its decision; Thomas and Alito dissented. – Devin Dwyer (COMMENT: Democrat leaders ever-increasingly replace those who have demographics that vote for Republicans with those who have demographics that vote for Democrats.)
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/supreme-court-allows-elite-high-school-adopt-admissions/story?id=107367410

CBS NEWS
— Michigan Republicans plan dueling presidential nominating conventions as turmoil over state party continues – AP
https://www.cbsnews.com/detroit/news/michigan-republicans-plan-dueling-conventions-for-presidential-nomination-as-turmoil-continues/

MSN
— America’s Most Racist States in 2024 Ranked – Conor Jameson (COMMENT: Illinois is ranked 43rd.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/america-s-most-racist-states-in-2024-ranked/ss-BB1iBbS8

WASHINGTON POST
— Haley’s nearly all-White high school lacked lessons of racism, some say. Haley left her hometown’s integrated public school system and attended a high school newly created from the merger of two “segregation academies.” – Michael Kranish (COMMENT: Government is nasty/vicious. Politics is nasty/vicious. Democrats and RINOs are nasty/vicious. To demonize me as being not only a racist, but as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, sexist, bigot, and even worse things, my critics/opponents have always stressed that none of my classmates, teachers, or school administrators were minorities while I attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961, Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962, and Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/02/20/nikki-haley-high-school-racism-education/

NEW YORK SUN
— Gay Activists in Seattle Declare ‘Homosexual Intifada’ in Support of Palestinians
https://www.nysun.com/article/gay-activists-in-seattle-declare-homosexual-intifada-in-support-of-palestinians

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— For Marijuana Users, Even Legalization Doesn’t Guarantee Safety. Mold, pesticides and heavy metals can contaminate pot products, threatening to sicken users. – Stephanie Armour
https://www.wsj.com/health/healthcare/for-marijuana-users-even-legalization-doesnt-guarantee-safety-ef1660a5?page=1
— Biden Rewrites ‘An American Tragedy’ He pledged to unify the nation but squandered his opportunity, dividing and weakening the country. – Arthur Herman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/an-american-tragedy-biden-edition-instead-of-unifying-has-divided-weakened-america-52172de3
— Dave Ramsey Tells Millions What to Do With Their Money. People Under 40 Say He’s Wrong. Young adults are rejecting the finance guru’s advice to live frugally while getting out of debt. – Julie Jargon and Ann-Marie Alcántara
https://www.wsj.com/personal-finance/dave-ramsey-tells-millions-what-to-do-with-their-money-people-under-40-say-hes-wrong-56733630

FORBES
— Democrat leaders want illegals because illegals vote for Democrats. RINOs want illegals because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/siladityaray/2024/02/21/elon-musk-fans-conspiracy-that-biden-wants-to-legalize-undocumented-migrants-for-their-vote/

BARRON’S
— Does the 4% Withdrawal Rule for Retirees Still Make Sense? – Elizabeth O’Brien
https://www.barrons.com/articles/retirement-savings-withdrawal-calculation-interest-rates-baec2da9?refsec=financial-planning&mod=topics_financial-planning

DAILY SENTINEL
— Mesa County Commissioners couldn’t have been clearer: The county is most definitely not a sanctuary for illegal immigrants. – CHARLES ASHBY (COMMENT: What messages are the leaders of the following sending to illegals: a) your county, b) your township, c) your municipality, and d) your school district?)
https://www.gjsentinel.com/news/western_colorado/commissioners-ok-non-sanctuary-resolution/article_b414bf38-d01f-11ee-8b4b-a711d9d75630.html

KTRH
— Biden Orders That Illegals be Counted in The Census. – Ethan Buchanan (COMMENT: That diminishes Texas Republican power and increases Illinois Democrat power.)
https://ktrh.iheart.com/featured/houston-texas-news/content/2024-02-20-biden-orders-that-illegals-be-counted-in-the-census/

WFDD
— Texas has spent over $148 million busing migrants to other parts of the country – Sergio Martínez-Beltrán
https://www.wfdd.org/story/texas-has-spent-over-148-million-busing-migrants-other-parts-country

KERA
— From what I see, ever-increasingly, the more of the following planks in the Republican Party platform that you support, the less welcome that you are in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization: individual responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving). Actually, the more of the aforesaid planks that you support, the more that RINO leaders of the aforesaid try to get rid of you.)
https://www.keranews.org/news/2024-02-21/theyre-conservatives-and-even-lifelong-republicans-is-there-a-place-for-them-in-the-texas-gop

U.S. CONGRESS & U.S. SENATE
— H.R. 3115 & S. 1496: Public Service Reform Act (COMMENT: Were it not for Civil Service protections, the Democrats who ran the Post Office in 1966 would not have hired me, b) the Democrats who ran IRS in 1971 would not have hired me or have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, and c) the Democrats who ran GAO in 1980 would not have hired me or promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/house-bill/3115/text?s=1&r=77
https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/senate-bill/1496/text?s=1&r=54
(THE BILL: AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT FOR FEDERAL EXECUTIVE BRANCH EMPLOYEES)
— H.R. 159 and S 59: Chance to Compete Act (COMMENT: To hire, retain, and promote more Democrats who are minority and/or female, Democrats ever-increasingly lower hiring, retention, and promotion requirements.)
https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/BILLS-118hr159ih
https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/senate-bill/59
(THE BILL: To implement merit-based reforms to the civil service hiring system that replace degree-based hiring with skills- and competency-based hiring, and for other purposes.)

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
— Examining the role of White Guilt and White Shame – Galgay, Corinne (COMMENT: Democrats are ever-increasingly succeeding in convincing Americans like me who are conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-poor, heterosexual, married, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time that we have unfairly benefitted tremendously from discrimination against those who are liberal/moderate, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, minority, female, younger, poor, LGBTQ, unmarried, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time. My critics/opponents have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I was able to do the following because I benefitted tremendously from the aforesaid discrimination: a) get accepted by UIC in 1966, NIU in 1969, Loyola in 1972, DePaul in 1976, and IIT in 1992, b) graduate from NIU in 1970, Loyola in 1976, DePaul in 1980, and IIT in 1997, c) get hired by the Post Office in 1966, d) get hired by Firestone Stores in 1970, e) get hired by IRS in 1971 and promoted in 1972, 1973, and 1974, f) get hired by GAO and promoted in 1986, g) pass the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, h) pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt and become a licensed CPA in 1981, i) earn professional certifications in 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997, j) buy new cars in 1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1978, etc., k) buy collector cars in 1989 and 1994, l) buy real estate in 1972, 1974, and 1976, m) get married and buy a home in Wheaton with my wife in 1978, n) have a home built in Wheaton in 1984, o) etc.)
https://academiccommons.columbia.edu/doi/10.7916/D80S168D

POWER NATION
— Which States Drive The Most American-Made Vehicles?
(COMMENT: Illinois is ranked 24th.)
https://www.powernationtv.com/post/states-with-most-american-made

KELLY BLUE BOOK
— Presidential Candidate Preference Related to Car-Owner Brands, Segments (COMMENT: What cars are owned by the candidates on the March 19, 2024 Republican primary ballot in your precinct?)
https://mediaroom.kbb.com/press-releases?item=105633

ECONOMIC TIMES
— Missouri Governor deploys highway patrol officers near Texas border
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGu_o_TyxcU

February 19, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Gerrymandering continues to ruin our democracy. When you have few or no choices on your primary election ballot in a few weeks, blame gerrymandering. When the violence in our cities escalates and the response remains utterly inadequate, blame gerrymandering. – Madeleine Doubek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/letters-to-the-editor/2024/02/16/gerrymandering-continues-ruins-democracy-cta-red-line-extension-madeleine-doubek-kirk-dillard

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE WITH PICTURE: Mexicans prepare to vote in Chicago for their homeland’s president, with a woman as a front-runner – LAURA RODRÍGUEZ PRESA (COMMENT: All my ancestors immigrated legally during the 1840s and 1850s from what now Germany. I am proud to say that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/19/mexicans-prepare-to-vote-in-chicago-for-their-homelands-president-with-a-woman-as-a-front-runner/
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/18/clarence-page-donald-trump-david-french/
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/19/cannabis-companies-go-vertical-to-both-grow-and-sell-products/

DAILY HERALD
— McHenry board chair touts successes in state of county address – Claire O’Brien
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240218/news/mchenry-board-chair-touts-successes-in-state-of-county-address/

FOX32
— Democrat leaders work to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1412980

WBEZ
— To trace the origins of busing migrants to Chicago, start with Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson and Ted Cruz. Key decision makers in Illinois and Texas talk about the early months of Texas’s program to export migrants to Democratic cities like Chicago. – Frank Main, Tina Sfondeles
https://www.wbez.org/stories/the-political-origins-of-busing-migrants-to-chicago/ad12e13b-aa59-445d-a371-21a2948243f4
— After Illinois banned assault weapons, rural gun owners registered very few of them. A new law allowed gun owners to keep assault weapons if they disclosed them. Illinois county registration rates ranged from 0.5% to 1.8%. – Mawa Iqbal, Amy Qin, Matt Kiefer
https://www.wbez.org/stories/illinois-assault-weapon-registrations-by-the-numbers/5ec250d1-897e-43bf-b278-d3ed77a88ec7

WGN RADIO
— Retiring in an era of increased longevity – Ben Anderson (COMMENT: I started earning my Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension when I was 18 years old in 1966. I have been getting a CSRS pension since 1997. Virtually none of the operatives and dupes who work for my critics/opponents have pensions. My critics/opponents not only stress to their operatives and their dupes that I get a CSRS pension, they demonize, denigrate, and condemn my CSRS pension as being grossly excessive.)
https://wgnradio.com/this-week-in-wealth/retiring-in-an-era-of-increased-longevity/

WAND TV
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/gop-candidates-elevate-anti-transgender-messaging-as-a-rallying-call-to-christian-conservatives/article_e50a0f68-283b-525b-92b1-9a90979d63f9.html

WSIL TV
— Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz endorses Darren Bailey in IL 12th District race
https://www.wsiltv.com/video/florida-rep-matt-gaetz-endorses-darren-bailey-in-il-12th-district-race/video_b4368af8-d7d6-5fd9-89b6-5fb412abf89e.html

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— The GBH News podcast What Is Owed? It considers the issue of reparations in the cradle of the American Revolution — and the first American colony to legalize slavery — Massachusetts. (COMMENT: I have always stressed that all my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois, that they never were in a position to discriminate against anyone, and that they never did discriminate against anyone.)
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/2024-02-18/pod-corner-what-is-owed-explores-reparations-for-slavery

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— Chicago criminals out on probation/parole/pretrial release continue violence in 2024 – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/chicago-criminals-out-on-probation-parole-pretrial-release-continue-their-violent-mayhem-in-2024-wirepoints/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘We were just better off’ under Trump, Tim Scott says – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/18/inside-beltway-we-were-just-better-under-donald-tr/
— Sen. Lindsey Graham, a close ally to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, said Sunday that the former president is wrong to want to wait until potentially getting reelected to fix the southern border. – Ramsey Touchberry
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/18/lindsey-graham-clashes-with-donald-trump-on-southe/
— Haley: Trump’s growing influence over RNC should be a ‘wake-up call’ – Ramsey Touchberry
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/18/nikki-haley-trumps-growing-influence-over-rnc-shou/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Government shouldn’t have the power to discriminate based on race – Julian Adorney (COMMENT: Life is a zero-sum-game. To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group. To give preference to minorities and/or females is to discriminate against Whites and/or males. My Democrat superiors in the federal government used Affirmative Action and DEI big time to give preference to their Democrat employees who were minority and/or female. Ever-increasingly, to get more votes from minorities and/or females, Democrat and RINO politicians use DEI to give preference to minorities and/or females.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/2861205/government-shouldnt-have-the-power-to-discriminate-based-on-race/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In his new book The End of Race Politics, Coleman Hughes takes aim at the spread of diversity, equity, and inclusion ideology in the U.S. government. Instead of DEI that discriminates on the basis of race, he argues, we should adopt colorblindness as a national policy. What is colorblindness? Hughes defines it this way: “We should treat people without regard to race, both in our public policy and in our private lives.” One reason to adopt colorblindness as a national policy is that the government cannot be trusted with such a weighty power as picking and choosing which skin colors to favor and which ones to disadvantage. The government’s race-based classifications are completely arbitrary. Hughes notes that the current five racial categories (black, Hispanic, white, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaska Native) were developed by the Carter administration and are enormously inconsistent. For example, Pakistanis are considered to be Asian. But Afghans right next door are considered to be white. The arbitrariness with which these lines were drawn isn’t fixable; it’s baked into the cake. Race is a social construct and is at least somewhat fuzzy, so racial categorization means the government will inevitably rely on crude measures to try to decide who fits into which bucket. . .There’s an even bigger problem: History shows that governments can’t be trusted with the power to discriminate. Slavery was the law of the land for 89 years (1776-1865), and Jim Crow for another 100 (1865-1965). For most of our nation’s history, the U.S. government wielded its power to place a boot on the neck of people of a specific skin color. A mere six years ago, then-president Donald Trump was reported as referring to Haiti and African nations as “s***hole countries” from which we shouldn’t want more immigrants. Is this really the government that social justice warriors want to endow with the power to make more decisions on the basis of race? This point should be especially salient for proponents of DEI. Ibram X. Kendi, one of the most popular advocates of DEI in the United States, proposed the creation of a new Department of Anti-Racism with totalitarian powers to police Americans’ speech and actions. But in How to Be An Antiracist, Kendi said that the United States has “stage four” racism (comparable to stage four cancer). He says racism and white supremacy have “spread to nearly every part of the body politic.” If the United States is as irredeemably racist as he claims, who does he imagine will end up staffing his new Department of Anti-Racism? Where will he find the saints necessary to discriminate in the “right” way rather than use their enormous powers to discriminate the “wrong” way? Hughes notes that the civil rights movement and the abolitionist movement fought for the idea that our government should be colorblind. The abolitionist Wendell Phillips said in a speech in 1867, “When once the nation is absolutely, irrevocably pledged to the principle that there shall be no recognition of race by the United States or by State law, then the work of the great anti-slavery movement which commenced in 1831, is accomplished.”)

NEW YORK POST
— Kansas City mayor accuses governor of racial ‘dog whistle’ for calling Super Bowl parade shooters ‘thugs’ – Anders Hagstrom
https://nypost.com/2024/02/18/us-news/kansas-city-mayor-accuses-governor-of-racial-dog-whistle-for-calling-parade-shooters-thugs/
— Hidin’ Biden AWOL as America faces crisis after crisis – Joe Concha
https://nypost.com/2024/02/18/opinion/hidin-biden-awol-as-america-faces-crisis-after-crisis/
— Haley won’t say she’ll back Trump if he wins GOP nod — despite debate pledge – Ryan King
https://nypost.com/2024/02/18/us-news/nikki-haley-wont-say-shell-back-trump-if-he-wins-the-nod-despite-debate-pledge/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Transgender free-for-all at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral in New York – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/transgender_freeforall_at_st_patricks_catholic_cathedral_in_new_york.html
— Even a Catholic country like Mexico isn’t immune to the tyranny of gender madness – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/even_a_catholic_country_like_mexico_isnt_immune_to_the_tyranny_of_gender_madness.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— ‘Next level cringe’: NYPD mocked for having a ‘dance’ team – Chris Donaldson
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/18/next-level-cringe-nypd-mocked-for-having-a-dance-team-1438155/

BREITBART
— Joy Reid: Black People ‘Literally, Physically, Built this Country,’ Obama Our Only Reparation – PAUL BOIS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/18/joy-reid-black-people-literally-physically-built-country-obama-only-reparation/
— New York Cathedral Holds ‘Mass of Reparation’ After ‘Sacrilegious’ Trans Event – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2024/02/19/new-york-cathedral-holds-mass-of-reparation-after-sacrilegious-trans-event/
— Drug-Induced Transgender ‘Chestfeeding’ as Safe as Milk From Mothers, Claims NHS Trust – KURT ZINDULKA
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2024/02/19/drug-induced-transgender-chestfeeding-as-safe-as-milk-from-mothers-claims-nhs-trust/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Parental Nightmare’: Blue States Are Becoming Magnets For Runaway Kids Seeking Trans Treatments – BRANDON POULTER
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/18/parental-nightmare-blue-states-becoming-magnets-runaway-kids-seeking-trans-treatments/
— Non-Citizens Voting? No Thanks, Americans Say – JENNY BETH MARTIN:
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/18/opinion-non-citizens-voting-no-thanks-americans-say-jenny-beth-martin/
— Deceased Transgender Activist Mourners’ Alleged Deception Of Catholic Cathedral Which Welcomed Them – HAILEY GOMEZ
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/18/transgender-activist-deceived-saint-patricks-cathedral-catholic-church-funeral-cecilia-gentili-new-york/

FOX NEWS
— Democrat governors fight over busing migrants to one another: ‘Unhelpful’ Illinois leaders have called out Colorado and New York City for sending migrants their way. – Lindsay Kornick
https://www.foxnews.com/media/democrat-governors-fight-busing-migrants-one-another-unhelpful
— Trump winning Illinois would be ‘insane’ for the 2024 election. Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell examines Nikki Haley’s strategy in the GOP’s race for the White House during an appearance with Arthel Neville on ‘Fox News Live.’
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6347162871112
— Behind-the-scenes look inside NYC’s iconic Roosevelt Hotel repurposed into migrant processing hub. ‘The Sanctuary Trap’ is streaming now on Fox Nation. – Taylor Penley
https://www.foxnews.com/media/exclusive-look-inside-nyc-iconic-roosevelt-hotel-repurposed-into-migrant-processing-hub
— Haley: Congress is ‘lying to the American people’ by tying foreign aid to border security. Haley said securing border is ‘priority number one,’ but stresses Congress must choose ‘preventing war’ – Danielle Wallace
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/haley-congress-lying-american-people-tying-foreign-aid-border-security
— Sen. Scott rips Haley for ‘ridiculous’ and ‘desperate’ attack against Trump
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74X5kbKREDQ
— New York rule change makes thousands of migrants eligible for cash payments. As many as 17,000 migrants could be receiving the payments in New York City. – Michael Lee
https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-york-rule-change-makes-thousands-migrants-eligible-cash-payments
— How St Patrick’s says it was tricked into hosting trans activist funeral, why it held Mass of Reparation. Mass of Reparations are performed to re-sanctify church after scandalous activity. – Bradford Betz
https://www.foxnews.com/us/how-st-patricks-cathedral-says-tricked-hosting-trans-activist-funeral-mass-reparation
— St. Patrick’s Cathedral ‘had no idea’ about atheist trans activist’s funeral: ‘It was a sacrilege’ Cecilia Gentili, a self-proclaimed atheist and transgender activist, had her funeral held at ‘America’s Parish’ in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. – Alba Cuebas-Fantauzzi
https://www.foxnews.com/media/st-patricks-cathedral-had-no-idea-about-atheist-trans-activists-funeral-it-was-a-sacrilege

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Scranton Joe and the Temple of Doom Spending – EJ Antoni and Peter St Onge (COMMENT: Back in the good old days, that is, back in 1972 when I was 24, I bought a new townhome ( https://www.redfin.com/IL/University-Park/774-Sunset-Ct-60484/unit-5/home/23344604 ) in University Park. The downpayment came from what earned a) working for IRS for 15 months, b) working part-time for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights for 18 months, and c) working full-time for that store for 7 months before that. That money also enabled me to buy a new Corvette in 1971 and to pay tuition for graduate business courses at Loyola in 1972. In today’s dollars, my IRS salary was $54,728/year in 1971 and $66,942/year in 1972.)
https://www.heritage.org/markets-and-finance/commentary/scranton-joe-and-the-temple-doom-spending
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Millions of young Americans seem to have given up on their economic future, turning instead to “doom spending.” Adults under 30 are moving back in with their parents at rates not seen since the Great Depression, giving up on the American dream of homeownership. So long as the uniparty in D.C. keeps spending like there’s no tomorrow, America’s youth will believe there’s no tomorrow for them.)

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— LGBT Nursing Course Accused of Putting Activism Ahead of Healthcare – MIKE LACHANCE
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/02/lgbt-nursing-course-accused-of-putting-activism-ahead-of-healthcare/amp/
— DHS Is Training Teachers To Develop Student ‘Disinformation’ Informers – I Know, I Took The Training. DHS Media Literacy Has Little To Do With Media or Literacy. It is a K-12 Surveillance Program With The Goal Of Training Teachers and Students to Identify and Report On Alleged “Disinformation” and Alleged “Violent Extremism” – Ramona Bessinger
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/02/dhs-is-training-teachers-to-develop-student-disinformation-informers-i-know-i-took-the-training/
— Get Out of New York, If You Can. Rough politics has given way to the political weaponization of prosecutors’ offices. The price of living in and doing business in New York should not be that you have to be politically obedient. – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/02/get-out-of-new-york-if-you-can/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— CPAC Will Host a Pro-Life Panel – MICHAEL J. NEW (COMMENT: I should write books about my critics/opponents who have done the most to destroy me because I support the right to life plank in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/cpac-will-host-a-pro-life-panel-this-weekend/

PJ MEDIA
— Muslim Families Can Opt Out of School LGBTQ Propaganda — and That’s Bad News for Biden – ROBERT SPENCER
https://pjmedia.com/robert-spencer/2024/02/18/muslim-families-can-opt-out-of-school-lgbtq-propaganda-and-thats-bad-news-for-biden-n4926544

TOWNHALL
— Trump Overwhelmingly Outperforms Biden on Key Issues – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/02/18/trump-overwhelmingly-outperforms-biden-on-key-issues-n2635403
— Mass Deportation—It CAN Be Done – Mark Lewis
https://townhall.com/columnists/marklewis/2024/02/19/mass-deportationit-can-be-done-n2635411

TURNING POINT USA
— The Walt Disney Company finds itself facing a lawsuit alleging that the company’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policies are unlawful and discriminatory. The lawsuit, brought forth by American First Legal, cites both public documents available on Disney’s website and internal memos that show the company is actively prioritizing diversity initiatives like race and gender identity in its hiring practices. – Erin Elmore, Esq. (COMMENT: All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government, they used Affirmative Action and DEI to get rid of their employees who were Republican.)
https://www.tpusa.com/live/disney-faces-lawsuit-over-alleged-discrimination-in-dei-policies

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

NBC NEWS
— Haley ramps up attacks on Trump over Russia ahead of South Carolina GOP primary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7qtbZ-TDEo

CNN
— Why this millionaire gifted his own money to Tulsa survivors seeking reparations. Reparations into his own hands: As the two remaining survivors of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre await their day in court, philanthropist Ed Mitzen, who gifted $3 million to their families, reflects on why the wealthy White community needs to “step up.” (COMMENT: What arguments do your critics/opponents make that you should pay reparations? Mine stress that my ancestors have been in America since 1844, that none of them fought for the Union Army in the Civil War, that I have a pension, that I am not poor, that I am old (born in 1948), that I am White, that I am male, that I have been married since 1978, that I have no children, that I am conservative, that I am Republican, that I avoided the Viet War draft, that I am Protestant, that I am German American, that I lived in Crete 1948-1972, and that I have lived in Wheaton since 1978.)
https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2024/02/16/tulsa-massacre-survivors-reparations-donation-jimenez-orig.cnn

MSN
— What nationalities are the migrants crossing the US-Mexico border illegally?
https://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/world/what-nationalities-are-the-migrants-crossing-the-us-mexico-border-illegally/ss-BB1i9Fbf

MSNBC
— DePaul professor and her students are helping migrants seeking asylum – ALI VELSHI (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.)
https://www.msnbc.com/ali-velshi/watch/a-chicago-professor-and-her-students-are-helping-migrants-seeking-asylum-204442693610

NEW YORK TIMES
— As Trump rallies in Michigan, the state G.O.P. is in disarray. – Neil Vigdor (COMMENT: Everyone in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton sees how the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) treat me and treat my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. None of those leaders came to my defense when Democrat and RINO leaders a) ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021, b) gerrymandered my precinct in 2015, c) ended my service as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman in 2012, d) ended my service as the MTRO webmaster in 2010 and 2004, e) ended my service as an Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee member in 2007, or f) almost got ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006. I should write a book about how IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO leaders have treated me and treated my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters since 2000.)
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/02/17/us/trump-haley-biden-election
— Reeling From $450 Million Penalty, Trump Hawks $400 Shoes. In just the past year, Mr. Trump has promoted trading cards, his mug shot, scraps of his clothes and firearms bearing his name and likeness. – Chris Cameron
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/18/us/politics/trump-sneakers-line.html
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/18/opinion/magas-violent-threats-are-warping-life-in-america.html

WASHINGTON POST
— As everyone comes to realize how divisive DEI is, companies are ditching their DEI teams. Zoom and Snap are among companies that have cut their DEI teams in recent weeks.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2024/02/20/corporate-diversity-job-cuts/
— Tucker Carlson faces new backlash over Putin interview after Navalny death – Adela Suliman and María Luisa Paúl
https://www.washingtonpost.com/style/2024/02/17/tucker-carlson-navalny-putin-killing/
— The inexplicable silence of George W. Bush – David Kling, Vienna (COMMENT: From what I see, Bush has always been on the left and that he has only pretended to be on the right to get elected and reelected as president.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2024/02/18/inexplicable-silence-george-w-bush/
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly destroy those like me who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/02/18/lgbtq-transgender-republicans-trump-christian-conservatives-election/baa4ce44-ce5b-11ee-ac8b-765284b5203e_story.html

DENVER POST
— Migrants in Denver scrape by with odd jobs, pleading: “Open the doors so that we can work” City officials help Venezuelans, others apply for work authorization as asylum cases play out. – MEGAN ULU-LANI BOYANTON (COMMENT: If those who hired me could have hired illegals instead of me, they would have. I got hired to a) do yard work and deliver newspapers in 1962, b) wash dishes in 1964, c) clean golf shoes, chip slag, pump gasoline, and deliver mail in 1966, d) work on an automobile assembly line in 1970, e) sell tires, automotive services, and major appliances in 1970, f) pump gasoline and collect delinquent taxes in 1971, and g) audit federal agencies in 1980.)
https://www.denverpost.com/2024/02/18/denver-migrants-work-permits-jobs-shelters-venezuela/

LEXINGTON HERALD LEADER
— DEI is a practice that cites equity in theory but discriminates in practice (COMMENT: To promote DEI is to promote discrimination against those who are conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article285573152.html

UNION LEADER
— Haley assails Trump for silence on ‘hero’ Navalny’s death
https://www.unionleader.com/news/politics/voters/nikki-haley-assails-trump-for-silence-on-hero-navalny-s-death/article_a2832828-ceb1-11ee-894f-bb1e5c0fe2dc.html

WBUR
— Can focusing on class instead of race solve our country’s equity issues? – Paige Sutherl and Meghna Chakrabarti (COMMENT: What if Affirmative Action had been only for those whose parents did not have college degrees? Neither of my parents attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school.)
https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2024/02/19/rebroadcast-class-race-solve-america-equity-issues

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.wsj.com/video/series/on-the-news/why-immigration-legislation-is-next-to-impossible-to-pass-in-congress/8B2963FD-1354-42AA-90FA-B4C2FE058514
— Black History Month Is More Complicated Than It Seems. Celebrate the story of survival and liberation, but beware dwelling too much on suffering and grievance. – Lance Morrow (COMMENT: During the last 8 years that I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office, they had my Black subordinate lead the office’s annual Black History Month events. In September of 1997, they forced me to take their early retirement “offer” and gave my Black subordinate my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/black-history-month-more-complicated-than-it-seems-survival-liberation-over-grievance-c8906ed3
— FBI Director Says China Cyberattacks on U.S. Infrastructure Now at Unprecedented Scale. Christopher Wray warns that pre-positioned malware could be triggered to disrupt critical systems in the U.S. – Joe Parkinson and Drew Hinshaw
https://www.wsj.com/politics/national-security/fbi-director-says-china-cyberattacks-on-u-s-infrastructure-now-at-unprecedented-scale-c8de5983
— What We Know About Cognitive Decline. The White House plays down Biden’s mental lapses. – Allysia Finley (COMMENT: What demonstrates your cognitive health? For me, it is my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-we-know-about-cognitive-decline-e56f0ded
— For President Biden, Nothing Beats a Weekend in Delaware. Biden spent 254 days in the state in the first three years of his presidency – LEAH MILLIS/REUTERS
By Andrew Restuccia
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/for-president-biden-nothing-beats-a-weekend-in-delaware-84083283
— Donald Trump Courts Sneakerheads With $399 Gilded High-Tops. GOP front-runner makes a foray into footwear, unveiling his ‘Never Surrender’ shoes at Sneaker Con. – Jacob Gallagher
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/donald-trump-courts-sneakerheads-with-399-gilded-high-tops-ea2e334c
— Congrats on Your Retirement. Time to Find a New Job. Hit by rising costs and boredom, retirees weigh going back to work. – Clare Ansberry (COMMENT: I should write a book about how impossible it was for me to get a job that would have been appropriate for someone with my work experience, education, professional certifications, and professional license after my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Employers do not want employees like me who fight political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. Employers do not employees like me who have sued their employers. Employers do not want employees like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate. Employers do not want employees like me who will not cover up their wrong doing. Employers do not want employees like me who will not discriminate against anyone including those who are conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. Employers want cheap labor. In today’s dollars, my ending GAO salary was $150,075/year. Employers want employees who help them meet their Affirmative Action and DEI quotas, goals, and targets.)
https://www.wsj.com/health/wellness/retirement-costs-back-to-work-inflation-d84924f1

FORBES
— Average ‘Net Lifetime Cost Of An Illegal Immigrant Is $69,000’ Per Person – Tom McClintock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOk7jxsW8bY
— Where To Find Donald Trump’s Hot New Sneakers – Shaun Harper
https://www.forbes.com/sites/shaunharper/2024/02/18/where-to-find-donald-trumps-hot-new-sneakers/

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Over 50 once beloved cars that have been discontinued – Steven John and Alexa St. John (COMMEMT: Discontinued cars include Ford Thunderbirds, Dodge Chargers, and Chevrolet Cuzes. I own a 1996 Thunderbird LX, 2013 Charger R/T Max, and 2018 Cuze LT. Cars I used to own are: 1958 and1962 Chevrolet Bel Airs, 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS, 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint, 1968 and 1969 Chargers, 1968 Oldsmobile 442, 1974 Dodge Dart, 1978 Chevrolet Chevette, 1978 Oldsmobile Delta Royale, 1990 and 1993 Thunderbirds, 1997 and 2003 Chevrolet Cavaliers, and 2016 Mustang.)
https://www.businessinsider.com/50-once-beloved-cars-that-have-been-discontinued-2019-3

FAST COMPANY
— The Slack generation can’t communicate with the email generation. Why more platforms are dividing the workplace. Workplace miscommunication and conflict are on the rise, as work becomes more decentralized and multigenerational. – JARED LINDZON (COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who discourage everyone from reading emails. I would focus on those who brag that they do not read emails.)
https://www.fastcompany.com/91026349/the-slack-generation-cant-communicate-with-the-email-generation-why-more-platforms-are-dividing-the-workplace

ATLANTIC
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/02/asylum-seekers-migrant-crisis/677464/

AXIOS
— Nikki Haley’s unwanted fan: How Biden uses her against Trump. – Sophia Cai and Justin Green (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs are overjoyed about Haley’s success in promoting hatred against Trump. How many Democrats and RINOs will vote for Haley in your precinct, municipality, township, and county?)
https://www.axios.com/2024/02/18/nikki-haley-biden-trump-twitter-x
— Haley says U.S. “will have a female president” in 2024, be it her or Harris – Shauneen Miranda (COMMENT: To get more votes from minorities and from women, Democrat and RINO candidates ever-increasing promote more hatred against Whites and against men.)
https://www.axios.com/2024/02/18/nikki-haley-female-president-republican-racee

DAILY MAIL
— Haley says older politicians should get ‘some sort of cognitive test’ and ‘there’s a concern’ when it comes to Biden: He’s showing ‘he’s not totally in charge’ – MATT MCNULTY (COMMENT: If you were attacked, who would come to your defense? My critics/opponents stress that no one came to my defense when they a) ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021, b) gerrymandered my precinct in 2015, c) ended my service as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman in 2012, d) ended my service as the MTRO webmaster in 2010 and 2004, e) ended my service as an Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee member in 2007, or f) almost got ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters.)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10167883/Nikki-Haley-says-older-politicians-cognitive-test.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Biden made the bizarre remarks during an address at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia. Hundreds of Twitter users accused the president of being ‘creepy’; others came to his defense saying he just appeared ‘socially awkward.’)

February 13, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— We can help put an end to Illinois Democrats’ soft-on-crime policies at the polls – Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison, 17th District.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/13/opinion-illinois-democrats-soft-on-crime-traffic-stops/
— Gun rights groups ask SCOTUS to review Illinois’ assault weapons ban – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/12/assault-weapons-supreme-court-state-naperville/
— Trump’s threat to NATO allies draws little condemnation from GOP, reflecting his grip on the party – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/12/trumps-threat-to-nato-allies-draws-little-condemnation-from-gop-reflecting-his-grip-on-the-party/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois Democrats seize on Trump’s NATO attack – Leigh Giangreco
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/illinois-democrats-seize-trumps-nato-attack

ABC7
— New poll finds many Americans feel Biden, Trump are both too old to be president (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIwTh4blBrM
— Gun rights groups ask US Supreme Court to review Illinois’ assault weapons ban – PETER HANCOCK
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-assault-weapons-ban-update-supreme-court-national-association-for-gun-rights/14416453/
— Democrat leader ever-increasingly push pot and reparations.
https://abc7chicago.com/west-town-bakery-okay-dispensary-marijuana-evanston-reparations/14416622/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfVstYEStAA
— Who’s behind the full-page, $2.6K Chicago Sun-Times ad supporting Mayor Brandon Johnson? – Craig Wal
https://abc7chicago.com/brandon-johnson-chicago-sun-times-southside-chicagoans/14416288/

NBC5
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly push more and more and more race and gender based preference giving. To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/start-up-entrepreneurs-benefiting-from-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-efforts-continue-tackling-challenges/3353863/

CBS2
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly push more and more and more race and gender based preference giving. To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/blapp-black-owned-businesses-u-s/

FOX32
— Protest erupts in Chicago over Middle East bombings – Nate Rodgers
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-protest-middle-east-bombings

SOUTHERN
— Haley launches new ad on Trump’s past comments about veterans after attack on husband. – Nicholas Kerr (COMMENT: Since I was 18 years old in 1966, my critics/opponents have stressed that I avoided the Vietnam War draft with student deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. My critics/opponents especially stressed my avoiding the draft to my many Post Office (1966-1969) Firestone Store (1970-1972) IRS (1971-1980) and GAO (1980-1997) superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were veterans. I should write a book about my superiors and supervisors who were veterans and who took adverse actions against me.)
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/02/12/haley-launches-new-ad-on-trumps-past-comments-about-veterans-after-attack-on-husband/

ILLINOIS VALLEY
— Marquette student leads ‘Pledge of Allegiance’ at state GOP gala. Event attended by more than 750 Republicans. (COMMENT: In my role as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, I used to regularly attend such events and report on them. My reports would include a listing of the high-profile Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders who attended. I used to regularly sponsor tables at DuPage County Republican Central Committee and Milton Township Republican Organization fundraisers. But my critics/opponents ever-increasingly used that against me.)
https://www.shawlocal.com/illinois-valley/2024/02/12/marquette-student-leads-pledge-of-allegiance-at-state-gop-gala/

EVANSTON NOW
— Democrats ever-increasingly push pot in Evanston.
https://evanstonnow.com/evanston-gets-2nd-marijuana-dispensary/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Presidential age debate: Trump and Biden too old for another term, poll reveals – AUSTIN DENEAN (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/beyond-the-podium/majority-of-americans-think-joe-biden-and-donald-trump-are-both-too-old-to-be-president-2024-election-republicans-democrats-special-counsel-robert-hur-report
— Trump makes controversial NATO comments
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfUtEMu3Bsg

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Trump slams Swift, prompting other politicians to come out as Swifties – Rachel Treisman
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/2024-02-11/trump-slams-swift-prompting-other-politicians-to-come-out-as-swifties

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD & WAND TV
— Trump wants to install new RNC leadership, including his daughter-in-law as co-chair – AP (COMMENT: Serving as a chairman of a political organization is a thankless job. I served as the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-trump-endorses-a-new-rnc-chair-the-current-chair-says-shes-not-yet-leaving-the-job/
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/trump-endorses-a-new-rnc-chair-the-current-chair-says-shes-not-yet-leaving-the/article_1af16d65-f7f6-5c22-8cd0-903f559d148e.html

CHOOSE CHICAGO
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly push more and more and more race and gender based preference giving. To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group.
https://www.choosechicago.com/blog/architecture-history/womens-history-month-in-chicago/

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHICAGO
— Blockbusting (COMMENT: Back in the 1970s, one of my Black IRS superiors told me about unsuccessful efforts by realtors to recruit him to be a blockbuster.)
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/147.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/13/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-231/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Republicans call Pritzker’s ‘taxpayer savings’ in migrant health care disingenuous – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_8fcebf5c-c9e9-11ee-b174-c7eac8799f51.html
— Illinois gun ban plaintiffs file for hearings with U.S. Supreme Court – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_b810cda6-c9f9-11ee-bc3a-d3ac99f83ab4.html
— Union membership in Illinois dropped by 27,000 workers in 2023 – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_b26c4f24-c9c7-11ee-9c95-c746ef17bfb7.html?a

BREAKTHROUGH IDEAS
— Illinois Lawmaker Seeks to Destroy Parental and Religious Rights–and Children – Laurie Higgins
https://www.breakthrough-ideas.com/post/illinois-lawmaker-seeks-to-destroy-parental-and-religious-rights-and-children

WIREPOINTS
— Education fail: Not a single child tested proficient in math in 67 Illinois schools. For reading, it’s 32 schools.
https://wirepoints.org/education-fail-not-a-single-child-tested-proficient-in-math-in-67-illinois-schools-for-reading-its-32-schools-wirepoints-special-report/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Aging poorly: Three times Democrats complained Republicans (Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, John McCain) were too old to be president – Jack Birle (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/2850237/three-times-democrats-complained-republicans-too-old-to-be-president/
— Experts warn electric vehicle weight threatens road safety and infrastructure – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/12/experts-warn-electric-vehicle-weight-threatens-roa/
— GOP gets burned by latest flirtation with immigration deal – Stephen Dinan and Ramsey Touchberry (COMMENT: RINO leaders not only reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform, they promote mass/illegal immigration. I should write a book about the biggest RINO leaders in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/12/gop-gets-burned-by-latest-flirtation-with-immigrat/
— As Democrats shower illegal aliens with valentines, citizens get cold shoulder. First World country has second-class citizens, pampered foreign invaders. – Deroy Murdock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/12/as-democrats-shower-illegal-aliens-with-valentines/
— Pro-Hamas protests blocking federal highways are not peaceful assembly – Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Mike Collins
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/12/pro-hamas-protests-blocking-federal-highways-are-n/
— Whose ‘mental state of willfulness’ is running the Biden administration? Lights out in the White House. – Charles Hurt
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/12/whose-mental-state-of-willfulness-is-running-biden/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Kamala Harris says she is ‘ready to serve’ if Biden is unable – Mabinty Quarshie
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/2850977/kamala-harris-ready-to-serve-if-biden-is-unable/
— I will never stand for a racial anthem – Parker Miller (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that Democrat and RINO leaders will also push national anthems for Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, women, young people, LGBTQers, veterans, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, those who are in America illegally, those who have less money than others, and other oppressed groups.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2851475/i-will-never-stand-for-a-racial-anthem/
— Never Trumpers host dueling ‘Anti-CPAC’ confab – Paul Bedard (COMMENT: I attended many CPACs. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who used that against me the most. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-secrets/2850455/never-trumpers-host-dueling-anti-cpac-confab/
— Illinois bill would classify parent’s refusal to provide gender-transition or abortion care as child abuse – Luke Gentile
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2850957/illinois-bill-classify-parents-refusal-to-provide-gender-abortion-care-child-abuse/
— Massachusetts couple welcomes ‘lovely’ illegal immigrants into home – Luke Gentile (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect ever-increasingly pressure from Democrat and RINO leaders on homeowners to take illegals into their homes. My taking illegals into your home, you are also taking them into your neighborhood, your precinct, your school district, your municipality, your township, your county, your state, and America. Currently, how many unrelated people are living in homes in your neighborhood, your precinct, your school district, your municipality, your township, and your county?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2850701/massachusetts-couple-welcomes-lovely-illegal-immigrants-into-home/
— New York cracks down on immigrants with expanded curfew after crime sprees – Rachel Schilke
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2850636/new-york-city-expands-curfew-immigrants-shelter-crime-uptick/
— Putin deserves no sympathy – Quin Hillyer
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2851673/putin-deserves-no-sympathy/
— Trump’s comments about Nikki Haley’s husband show why many voters are reluctant to support him – Christopher Tremoglie
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/op-eds/2851915/trumps-nikki-haleys-husband-voters-support/
— Democrats replacing Biden with Michelle Obama a ‘ginned-up conspiracy theory’ – Christian Datoc
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/2848239/democrats-michelle-obama-replace-biden-convention/
— Scalise in ‘complete remission’ and will return to House for Mayorkas impeachment – Cami Mondeaux
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house/2850708/scalise-complete-remission-return-house-mayorkas-impeachment/
— Illegal immigration shifts away from Texas after Abbott locks down border
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxn_ccVAWVQ

NEW YORK POST
— Dozens arrested for breaching Biden’s Delaware campaign HQ as organizer warns ‘young people won’t support’ prez – Victor Nava
https://nypost.com/2024/02/12/news/dozens-of-protesters-arrested-for-breaching-bidens-delaware-campaign-hq-as-organizer-warns-young-people-wont-support-prez/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The DNC’s Standard Illegal Immigration Sophistries – Richard McDonough
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/02/the_dncs_standard_illegal_immigration_sophistries.html
— Poll shows more Latinos than whites oppose illegal immigration – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/buried_lede_poll_shows_more_latinos_than_whites_oppose_illegal_immigration.html

BREITBART
— ‘Shame on the NFL’: Performance of ‘Black National Anthem’ Sparks Backlash – WARNER TODD HUSTON (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that Democrat and RINO leaders will also push national anthems for Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, women, young people, LGBTQers, veterans, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, those who are in America illegally, those who have less money than others, and other oppressed groups.)
https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2024/02/11/shame-nfl-performance-black-national-anthem-sparks-backlash/
— New York City Expands Curfew to 20 Migrant Shelters Due to Violence – AMY FURR
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/02/12/new-york-city-expands-curfew-to-20-migrant-shelters-due-to-violence/
— RFK Jr. Makes Second Trip to Border: Biden’s Illegal Immigration Inflow ‘an Existential Threat to Our Country’ – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/12/rfk-jr-makes-second-trip-border-bidens-illegal-immigration-inflow-existential-threat-country/
— Biden’s Job-Growth Boasts Built on Illegal Migration – NEIL MUNRO (COMMENT: If those who hired me 1964-1980 could have hired illegals, they would have hired illegals instead of me and they would have paid them much less. My critics/opponents promote cheap labor. I should write a book about them. I would focus on those whose parents have/had lots of money, bought them cars, paid for their college expenses, got them good jobs, etc.)
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2024/02/13/report-bidens-job-growth-built-on-illegal-migration/
— Biden’s Reprehensible Border Agenda is‘a Plan to Drive Down Wages. – Former Democrat Dennis Kucinich (COMMENT: If those who hired me 1964-1980 could have hired illegals, they would have hired illegals instead of me and they would have paid them much less. My critics/opponents promote cheap labor. I should write a book about them. I would focus on those whose parents have/had lots of money, bought them cars, paid for their college expenses, got them good jobs, etc.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/12/former-democrat-dennis-kucinich-joe-bidens-reprehensible-border-agenda-plan-drive-down-wages/

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES
— An Immigration Crisis Beyond Imagining – Todd Bensman
https://cis.org/Bensman/Oped-Immigration-Crisis-Beyond-Imagining
— Senate Bill Wouldn’t End ‘Catch-and-Release’ — It Would Perpetuate It. What did DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tell the credulous senators who relied on his counsel? – Andrew R. Arthur
https://cis.org/Arthur/Senate-Bill-Wouldnt-End-CatchandRelease-It-Would-Perpetuate-It

CENTER SQUARE
— Democrats open borders paying dividends – William Haupt III
https://www.thecentersquare.com/opinion/article_c7f1dd96-c913-11ee-bc5a-5fe09ae3cc4c.html

CONSERVTIVE HQ
— Joe Biden is a serial liar and scoundrel, not ‘a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man’
https://www.conservativehq.com/post/joe-biden-is-a-serial-liar-and-scoundrel-not-a-sympathetic-well-meaning-elderly-man

DAILY CALLER
— Trump endorsed North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Michael Whatley to replace Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on Monday. – HAROLD HUTCHISON (COMMENT: Serving as a chairman of a political organization is a thankless job. I served as the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012. I should write a book about that.)
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/12/trump-endorsement-mcdaniel-replacement-rnc-chair/
— Nearly 90% Of Americans Think Biden Is ‘Too Old’ To Serve Another Term As President: POLL – MARY LOU MASTERS (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/12/biden-too-old-special-counsel-report/
— Democrats’ ‘Plan’ For Border Is Backfiring – Fmr Acting ICE Director Tom Homan
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/12/tom-homan-explain-democrat-border-plan-backfiring-dagen-mcdowell/
— Coordination Between Dem Financial Official And Dark Money-Backed Group Pushing ‘Woke’ Investing – NICK POPE
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/12/emails-coordination-lander-comptroller-nyc-ceres-esg/
— ‘A Huge Blow’: Decline In White Recruits Fueling The Military’s Worst-Ever Recruiting Crisis, Data Shows – MICAELA BURROW
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/13/exclusive-a-huge-blow-decline-in-white-recruits-fueling-the-militarys-worst-ever-recruiting-crisis-data-shows/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Democrats Lavish Illegal Immigrants With Valentines. Citizens Take the Arrows. – Deroy Murdock
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/02/12/democrats-shower-illegal-aliens-valentines-citizens-take-arrows/

DAILY WIRE
— Border Crisis That Biden Caused Has Led To Internal White House Fighting – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/border-crisis-that-biden-caused-has-led-to-internal-white-house-fighting

EPOCH TIMES
— Houston Church Shooter Identified as Transgender With a Long Criminal History – Tom Ozimek
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/houston-church-shooter-identified-as-transgender-with-a-long-criminal-history-5585662

FEDERATION FOR IMMIGRATION REORM
— FAIR Responds to the Wall Street Journal
https://www.fairus.org/blog/2024/02/12/fair-responds-wall-street-journal

FOX BUSINESS
— The open border is by design – Tom Homan
https://www.foxbusiness.com/video/6346761565112

FOX NEWS
— Chicago Democrats turn against Mayor Johnson on migrant issue: ‘We asked for it’ Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson blamed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for thousands of migrants arriving in the city. – Lindsay Kornick
https://www.foxnews.com/media/chicago-democrats-turn-against-mayor-johnson-migrant-issue-its-overwhelming
— 86% of Americans think Biden is too old to serve another term: New poll Fox News’ Jacqui Heinrich reports on President Biden joking about his age concerns publicly and his campaign using TikTok despite national security concerns. (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6346760836112
— Why America’s kids are hip to BLM and LGBT but are failing ABC and 123. I was a public school teacher for 28 years and I know who’s to blame for what education has become. – Rebecca Friedrichs
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/americas-kids-lgbt-failing
— Biden apparently bumps his head on Marine One as debate persists over president’s mental fitness. 86% of Democrats say President Biden is too old to serve a 2nd term, polls say. – Anders Hagstrom (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-apparently-bumps-head-marine-one-debate-persists-presidents-mental-fitness
— Texas agency says megachurch shooting highlights damage done by ‘defund police’ movement. Comments come after Houston Police said Genesse Ivonne Moreno opened fire inside Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church. – Greg Wehner (COMMENT: I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997. GAO is now less than a shell of what it once was. I should write a book about those RINO congressional leaders who defunded GAO. Because of their defunding GAO, my Democrat GAO superiors punished me severely They wasted my career, took many big adverse actions against me, and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. They forced me to suffer a $22,996/year (21%) pay cut to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. They gave me bad job assignments and unfair performance expectations and appraisals. They turned my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me. They kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 years. They delayed my promotions and never promoted me beyond GS-13. They always ranked me in the bottom half or my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes.)
https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-agency-megachurch-shooting-highlights-damage-done-defund-police-movement

HANNITY
— THE OLD AGE QUESTION: 85% of Americans Think Biden Too Old for POTUS; ABC News Poll (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://hannity.com/media-room/the-old-age-question-85-of-americans-think-biden-too-old-for-potus-abc-news-poll/
— DeSANTIS ON BIDEN: ‘You’re Too Senile to Stand Trial But You Can Have the Nuclear Codes?!’
https://hannity.com/media-room/desantis-on-biden-youre-too-senile-to-stand-trial-but-you-can-have-the-nuclear-codes-watch/
— Biden Bashes Head While Exiting Marine One Amid Concerns Over Health
https://hannity.com/media-room/joe-blow-biden-bashes-head-while-exiting-marine-one-amid-concerns-over-health-watch/

HOT AIR
— Could it Be? Are Chicago Democrats Finally Waking Up to Their ‘Sanctuary City’ Debacle?
https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2024/02/12/could-it-be-are-chicago-democrats-finally-waking-up-to-their-sanctuary-city-debacle-n3782784

MRC TV
— Massachusetts Couple Who Offered to Host Migrants Gets Four Within an Hour – BRITTANY M. HUGHES (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect ever-increasingly pressure from Democrat and RINO leaders on homeowners to take illegals into their homes. My taking illegals into your home, you are also taking them into your neighborhood, your precinct, your school district, your municipality, your township, your county, your state, and America. Currently, how many unrelated people are living in homes in your neighborhood, your precinct, your school district, your municipality, your township, and your county?)
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/brittany-m-hughes/we-knew-nothing-mass-couple-who-offered-host-migrants-gets-four-within-hour

MEGYN KELLY
— Even Three-Quarters of Democrats Now Think Biden is Too Old to Serve (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOrxe0SBqLY

NATIONAL REVIEW
— ‘We Asked for It’: Chicago Democrats Blame Progressive Leaders’ Sanctuary-City Policies for Migrant Crisis – RYAN MILLS
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/we-asked-for-it-chicago-democrats-blame-progressive-leaders-sanctuary-city-policies-for-migrant-crisis/
— Democrats Can’t Pretend Biden’s Age Problem Away – CHARLES C. W. COOKE (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2024/02/democrats-cant-pretend-bidens-age-problem-away/
— Yeah, Sure, It’s All the Media’s Fault That Americans Think Biden Is Too Old – JIM GERAGHTY (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/yeah-sure-its-all-the-medias-fault-that-americans-think-biden-is-too-old/
— Haley Hits Trump for Threatening to Abandon NATO Allies – BRITTANY BERNSTEIN
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/lacking-moral-clarity-haley-hits-trump-for-threatening-to-abandon-nato-allies/

NEWS BUSTERS
— MSNBC Ignores ‘Strong’ Evidence Megachurch Shooter Was Pro-Hamas Terrorist – Nicholas Fondacaro
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2024/02/12/msnbc-ignores-strong-evidence-megachurch-shooter-was-pro

NEWSMAX
— Migrant Crisis Dividing Chicago Democrats – Charlie McCarthy
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/illinois-chicago-democrats/2024/02/12/id/1153250/
— Biden Admin. ‘Does Not Love This Country’ – Rep. Andy Biggs
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/andy-biggs-joe-biden-illegal/2024/02/12/id/1153295/

ONE AMERICA NEWS
— Could Illegal Immigration Turn Voters Against Democrats In Chicago? – Terry Newsome
https://www.oann.com/video/tipping-point-video/could-illegal-immigration-turn-voters-against-democrats-in-chicago/

RON PAUL
— Nearly 90 Percent Think Biden Too Old For Another Term! (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSR92TtC020

TOWNHALL
— White House Stonewalls on Biden’s Cognitive Health – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2024/02/12/white-house-stonewalls-on-bidens-cognitive-health-n2635135?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1341206
— Here’s How Migrants From China Learn How to Illegally Cross the Southern Border – Madeline Leesman
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/madelineleesman/2024/02/12/chinese-migrant-tik-tok-n2635122
— As City Shelters Reach Capacity, Boston Councilwoman Has an Idea for Where Illegal Immigrants Should Go – Leah Barkoukis
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2024/02/12/boston-councilwoman-julia-mejia-n2635117
— Biden’s Die-Hard Supporters Freak Out Over Accurate Coverage of the President – Rebecca Downs
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/rebeccadowns/2024/02/12/liberals-freak-out-over-abc-news-poll-n2635107
— WOKE Jesus Super Bowl Ad! (COMMENT: Democrat leaders ever-increasingly hint/imply/argue/shout that Jesus is a liberal Democrat who hates those who are conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or have ancestors who have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Gtwp17XX0M
— Students in One University System Are Increasingly Identifying as ‘Trans’ and ‘Non-Binary’ – Madeline Leesman
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/madelineleesman/2024/02/12/university-of-california-students-transgender-non-binary-n2635120

ZERO HEDGE
— The Absurd Border Con – TYLER DURDEN
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/victor-davis-hanson-absurd-border-con

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— ‘Anti-CPAC’ summit planned with prominent GOP Trump critics – CAROLINE VAKIL (COMMENT: I attended many CPACs. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who used that against me the most. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4462901-anti-cpac-summit-planned-prominent-gop-trump-critics/
— Gun rights group appeals Illinois assault weapon ban to Supreme Court – NICK ROBERTSON
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/4463617-gun-rights-group-appeals-illinois-assault-weapon-ban-to-supreme-court/
— Harris says she’s ready to serve amid questions about Biden’s age – JULIA MUELLER (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4462921-harris-ready-to-serve-biden-age/
— Mayors ask DHS to extend migrant work permits – RAFAEL BERNAL (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration. Republican leaders call for E-Verify.)
https://thehill.com/latino/4463771-mayors-dhs-migrant-work-permits/

NEWSWEEK
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Black National Anthem Sends MAGA Into Meltdown.’ (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that Democrat and RINO leaders will also push national anthems for Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, women, young people, LGBTQers, veterans, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, those who are in America illegally, those who have less money than others, and other oppressed groups.)
https://www.newsweek.com/maga-black-national-anthem-super-bowl-1869023

MSN
— What nationalities are the immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border illegally?
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/what-nationalities-are-the-immigrants-crossing-the-us-mexico-border-illegally/ss-BB1i9HOw

ABC LOS ANGELES
— To get even more votes from Blacks, Democrats ever-increasingly push reparations.
https://abc7.com/black-history-month-author-book-memoir/14416515/

NEW YORK TIMES
— What Biden Can Learn From Reagan – Doug Sosnik (COMMENT: What were you doing in 1980? I took a $22,996/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO. I completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul. I took courses to pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination which I passed on my first attempt in 1981.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/11/opinion/donald-trump-joe-biden-election.html
— This Is Not the Way Team Biden Drew It Up – Gail Collins and Bret Stephens (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/12/opinion/biden-memory-special-counsel-trump.html
— Biden’s Age as a Major Campaign Issue (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/12/opinion/joe-biden-age.html
— How Old Is Too Old to Be President? – Peter Baker (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/10/us/politics/biden-trump-age.html
— Gingrich and the Destruction of Congressional Expertise – BRUCE BARTLETT (COMMENT: Instead of destroying GAO, what if Gingrich had required 50% of GAO employees at each GS Level to Republican and 50% to be Democrat? in 1980, I was one of the last Republicans that GAO hired.)
https://archive.nytimes.com/economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/gingrich-and-the-destruction-of-congressional-expertise/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In addition to the C.B.O., one often hears attacks on the Congressional Research Service, the Joint Committee on Taxation and the Government Accountability Office. Lately, the G.A.O. has been the prime target. Appropriators are cutting its budget by $42 million, forcing furloughs and cutbacks in investigations that identify billions of dollars in savings yearly. So misguided is this effort that Senator Tom Coburn, Republican of Oklahoma and one of the most conservative members of Congress, came to the agency’s defense. In a report issued by his office on Nov. 16, Senator Coburn pointed out that the G.A.O.’s budget has been cut by 13 percent in real terms since 1992 and its work force reduced by 40 percent — more than 2,000 people. By contrast, Congress’s budget has risen at twice the rate of inflation and nearly doubled to $2.3 billion from $1.2 billion over the last decade. Mr. Coburn’s report is replete with examples of budget savings recommended by G.A.O. He estimated that cutting its budget would add $3.3 billion a year to government waste, fraud, abuse and inefficiency that will go unidentified. . .It is essential that Congress not cripple what is left of its in-house expertise. Gutting the G.A.O. and abolishing the C.B.O. would be acts of nihilism. Any politician recommending such things is unfit for office.)
— To get even more votes from Blacks, Democrats ever-increasingly push reparations.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/13/opinion/black-americans-federal-reparations.html

WIKIPEDIA
— Newt Gingrich (COMMENT: GAO exposed the House banking scandal. SEE: https://www.c-span.org/video/?24918-1/house-bank-investigation )
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newt_Gingrich
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The House banking scandal ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_banking_scandal) and Congressional Post Office scandal were emblems of the exposed corruption. Gingrich himself was among members of the House who had written NSF checks on the House bank. He had overdrafts on twenty-two checks, including a $9,463 check to the Internal Revenue Service in 1990.)

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly a) run America and b) replace those in American who have demographics that vote for Republicans with those who have demographics that vote for Democrats.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/02/13/michigan-rep-schriver-conspiracy-theory/

USA TODAY
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://10best.usatoday.com/interests/food-culture/cannabis-lounge-guide-usa/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— A Vote for President Kamala Harris. The Vice President wants you to know she’s ready to be President. She’d better be. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/vice-president-kamala-harris-ready-to-serve-president-joe-biden-d1b2041e
— ‘My Memory Is Fine’: Another Unforgettable Denial of Reality. Biden aides’ fury with special counsel Robert Hur proves that they know his observations hit the mark. – Gerard Baker
https://www.wsj.com/articles/my-memory-is-fine-another-unforgettable-denial-of-reality-special-counsel-hur-848d9b74
— Robert Hur’s Report Is the Work of a Consummate Professional. Justice Department rules require prosecutors to take stock of whether they can convince a jury of guilt. – John Sciortino (COMMENT: The judges and justices in Diersen v. GAO ( https://gopillinois.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/PrecinctLetter3-17-2.pdf ) gave GAO summary judgment, that is, they denied me my 7th Amendment right to a jury trial, because I have too many bad demographics. They concluded that no Chicago-area jury would rule in my favor because I am too many of the following: conservative, Republican, White, male, old, non-poor, non-veteran, Protestant, 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, Crete resident 1948-1972, and Wheaton resident since 1978.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/robert-hurs-report-is-the-work-of-a-consummate-professional-biden-memory-7d55e2be
— Performance Reviews Will Bite This Year. Be Ready. – Ben Eisen (COMMENT: All the performance reviews that my Democrat supervisors gave me were designed a) to demotivate/discourage me, b) to justify not promoting me, c) to justify ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and/or d) to get me to leave/retire.)
https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/careers/more-of-us-will-get-harsh-reviews-this-year-heres-what-to-do-about-it-72b62138

BOND BUYER
— Migrant arrivals in Illinois suburbs raise public finance questions – Jennifer Shea
https://fixedincome.fidelity.com/ftgw/fi/FINewsArticle?id=202402121103SM______BNDBUYER_0000018d-8ba5-d706-a78f-dbe5ab9a0001_110.1
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When buses ferrying migrants north from Texas began arriving in Naperville, Illinois, which is roughly 30 miles from Chicago, local officials were caught off guard. “We had a total of six buses in December and they went directly to the Metra train station with occupants boarding trains to Chicago,” Naperville Director of Communications Linda LaClouche said. “We did not receive any prior notification of this and became aware of this after it happened.” After those buses dropped off their riders, the city started planning for migrant arrivals and forged an emergency operations plan, LaClouche said. “Given how the situation has evolved and changed, we continue to update our plan,” she said. Naperville has a population of 149,936 and a median household income of $143,754, according to Census data. It has about 68 homes currently on the market worth more than $1 million, according to residential real estate brokerage Redfin. It’s one of a laundry list of Illinois suburbs ? at least 20 in the greater Chicago area ? to which Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been busing migrants since the city of Chicago began fining and in some cases impounding buses. Abbott has not said why he is now targeting towns outside Chicago, and his office did not respond to a request for comment.)

NEW REPUBLIC
— What is/was your occupation? What percent in your occupation is/was minority and/or female? According to Democrat and RINO leaders, if there are fewer minorities and/or females in an occupation, it is because of racism and/or sexism. But wait, what about unpopular occupations, that is, what about bad jobs? Why would minorities or females want bad jobs? According to my critics/opponents, all the jobs that I had were bad jobs. I was a part-time postal employee 1966-1969, an IRS Revenue Officer 1971-1980, and a GAO Analyst 1980-1997. Why would minorities or females want the bad jobs that I had? The answer is that they did not want them. That is why my superiors had a very hard time recruiting and retaining minorities and females. That is why they lowered requirements dramatically to hire, retain, and promote minorities and females. That is why they wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old and gave my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate.
https://newrepublic.com/article/178945/affirmative-action-occupational-statistics-2023

ATLANTIC
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.theatlantic.com/books/archive/2024/02/map-of-future-ruins-lauren-markham-book-review/677407/

POLITICO
— Trump endorses new RNC chair and Lara Trump as co-chair. The ex-president is backing Michael Whatley, the chair of the North Carolina GOP, to take over for Ronna McDaniel. – ALEX ISENSTADT (COMMENT: Serving as a chairman of a political organization is a thankless job. I served as the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2024/02/12/trump-republican-national-committee-chair-whatley-00141061

JD SUPRA
— Illinois Equal Pay Certificate Deadline Is Looming – Robert Sheen (COMMENT: All my coworkers who my Democrat superiors promoted over me were Democrat DEI hires a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or d) who had no professional license like the one I had. Virtually all of them were minorities and/or females.)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/illinois-equal-pay-certificate-deadline-5128910/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois’ Equal Pay Act prohibits employers with four or more employees from pay discrimination based on the “same or substantially similar work,” unless mitigating factors apply such as seniority or merit systems. Specifically, the act has two protected classes — sex and African-American employees.)

February 7, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Brandon Johnson touts $18M invested in Black, Latino businesses to feed migrants – ALICE YIN (COMMENT: Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/06/mayor-brandon-johnson-touts-18m-invested-in-black-latino-businesses-to-feed-migrants/
— At downtown protest, parents press Chicago Public Schools to provide ‘immediate’ relief to families without busing. – ALYSA GUFFEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/06/at-downtown-protest-parents-press-chicago-public-schools-to-provide-immediate-relief-to-families-without-busing/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE IN NAPERVILLE SUN: McBroom applauds migrant busing in letter to Texas governor, says his Naperville host idea meant to be ‘provocative’ – TESS KENNY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/06/naperville-mcbroom-letter-texas-abbott-migrant/
— Illinois is not as blue as we think. Gerrymandering is the problem. – M. Todd Henderson:
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/07/illinois-gerrymandering-redistricting/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/06/illinois-man-sentenced-to-5-years-in-prison-for-trying-to-burn-down-danville-abortion-clinic/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Orland Park mayor rejects Gaza cease-fire resolution, suggests those opposing U.S. interests ‘go to another country.’ The Chicago Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned Keith Pekau’s comments calling them ‘ignorant and dangerous.’ Pekau said he values the ‘respectful views of all my constituents.’ – Emmanuel Camarillo
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024/2/6/24064147/orland-park-mayor-dismisses-israel-hamaz-gaza-war-mideast-cease-fire-resolution-cair-chicago
— City slip-up to allow protesters to march right up to Democratic National Convention when whole world is watching. Due to a technicality, the city was forced on appeal Monday to allow one of those groups to march to the sidewalk in front of the United Center. The Poor People’s Army was granted its permit after the city failed to respond to the application within its own 10-day deadline. – David Struett
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024/2/6/24063524/democratic-national-convention-chicago-protest
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Chicago migrants are under pressure as deadline to find permanent housing looms. Migrants looking for apartments face language and financial obstacles in a market without enough affordable places to live. – Adriana Cardona-Maguigad (COMMENT: Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024/2/6/24063447/chicago-migrants-under-pressure-deadline-find-permanent-housing-looms
— Antisemitic messages left on cars in Edgewater. Nearly 45 flyers were posted in the 5400 and 5500 blocks of North Magnolia Avenue sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2024/2/6/24064349/antisemitic-messages-left-on-cars-in-edgewater-hate-crime-chicago

DAILY HERALD
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240206/nation-and-world-politics/gop-says-biden-has-all-the-power-he-needs-to-control-the-border-the-reality-is-far-more-complicated/
— Democrat and RINO women ever-increasingly crow about their success in destroying men.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240205/syndicated-columnists/the-power-of-women/

ABC7
— House vote to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas fails, thwarted by Republican defections – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/house-republicans-impeachment-homeland-security-secretary-alejandro-mayorkas/14390975/
— Appeals court rejects Trump’s immunity claim in federal election interference case. The three-judge panel heard arguments in early January. – Katherine Faulders, Alexander Mallin and Peter Charalambous
https://abc7chicago.com/donald-trump-news-immunity-president-today/14391216/
— Lincoln Park vehicles targeted by antisemitic flyers with outlandish claims about Jews – Michelle Gallardo and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-crime-police-investigation-antisemitism-antisemitic-flyers/14392824/
— CPS students, parents rally after bus transportation canceled just weeks before start of school year – Stephanie Wade
https://abc7chicago.com/cps-school-bus-chicago-protest-daley-plaza/14392385/
— Mayor Johnson, Gov. Pritzker meet on migrant crisis as local businesses help feed new arrivals. – Sarah Schulte (COMMENT: Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.)
https://abc7chicago.com/migrants-in-chicago-migrant-crisis-mayor-brandon-johnson-news-illinois-governor-jb-pritzker/14390575/

NBC5
— Important details on migrant shelters remain up in the air following Johnson, Pritzker meeting at City Hall (COMMENT: Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/important-details-on-migrant-shelters-remain-up-in-the-air-following-johnson-pritzker-meeting-at-city-hall/3348863/
— Food service for asylum seekers in Chicago takes center stage amid new contract – Mary Ann Ahern (COMMENT: Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/food-service-for-asylum-seekers-in-chicago-takes-center-stage-amid-new-contract/3348932/
— 50 vehicles parked in Lincoln Park targeted by antisemitic flyers
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/50-vehicles-parked-in-lincoln-park-targeted-by-antisemitic-flyers/3349090/

CBS2
— Chicago touts $18M effort to feed migrants at city shelters (COMMENT: Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/chicago-touts-18m-effort-to-feed-migrants-at-city-shelters/
— Activists fighting for permits to protest closer to DNC in Chicago – Chris Tye
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/democratic-national-convention-protesters-permits-union-park-grant-park/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-izmjOjmzQ
— Antisemitic flyers found on Chicago car windshields
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/antisemitic-flyers-found-on-chicago-car-windshields/

WGN9
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly side with Hamas.
https://wgntv.com/news/national/ap-us-news/ap-opinion-piece-about-detroit-suburb-is-racist-and-islamophobic-democrats-say/

FOX32
— Chicago mayor celebrates role of Black, brown businesses in feeding migrants (COMMENT: Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpt7O8Y3qDM
— Nearly $18M invested in feeding Chicago migrants over 8 months (COMMENT: Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/feeding-chicago-migrants
— Activist groups demand protest permit for Chicago DNC
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-activist-groups-protest-permit-democratic-national-convention
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHEKYzDODCY
— Chicago Public Schools faces demand for expanded transportation services
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-public-schools-expanded-transportation-services

WTTW
— Illinois Supreme Court Denies State Lawmaker’s Bid to Vacate Gun Ban Ruling – Jerry Nowicki
https://news.wttw.com/2024/02/06/illinois-supreme-court-denies-state-lawmaker-s-bid-vacate-gun-ban-ruling

WBEZ
— Chicago migrants are under pressure as the deadline to find permanent housing looms. Migrants looking for apartments face language and financial obstacles in a market without enough affordable places to live. – Adriana Cardona-Maguigad (COMMENT: Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.)
https://www.wbez.org/stories/chicago-migrants-search-for-housing-as-deadline-looms/4c347c3d-1b59-47e2-a707-76855a4e9166

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Democrats push more pot in Springfield.
https://www.sj-r.com/story/business/2024/02/06/cannabis-retailer-high-profile-opens-store-in-springfield/72487230007/
— Playwright hopes original work about 1908 race riot can jumpstart conversations. ‘Outraged’ will makes its debut at the UIS Studio Theatre this weekend. – Steven Spearie (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly hint/imply/argue/shout that the longer that your ancestors have been in America and the more of the following that you are, the more that you have benefitted from discrimination against Blacks: conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-poor, Protestant, and/or German American.)
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/history/2024/02/06/an-original-play-on-the-1908-springfield-race-riot-debuts-this-weekend/72419776007/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Businesses around Springfield celebrate Black History Month – Kaira Willis (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago Office 1980-1997, they encouraged/forced their employees to celebrate a different oppressed group virtually every month. Of course that hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the oppressors were conservatives, Republicans, Whites, males, older people, non-veterans, Protestants, Italian Americans, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors had been in America for a long time.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/businesses-around-springfield-celebrate-black-history-month

NPR ILLINOIS
— Republicans and Democrats are moving in opposite directions on immigration – Steve Inskeep, Claudia Grisales
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-02-07/republicans-and-democrats-are-moving-in-opposite-directions-on-immigration

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/07/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-228/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/06/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-30/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— Elon Musk, Vivek Ramaswamy and others draw attention to Illinois’ dismal education results – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/elon-musk-vivek-ramaswamy-and-others-draw-attention-to-illinois-dismal-education-results-wirepoints/
— Publishers of op-eds by CTBA’s Ralph Martire on immigration should start checking his facts – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/publishers-of-ralph-martires-op-eds-on-immigration-should-start-checking-his-facts-wirepoints/
— You can see why criminals are so emboldened in Chicago
https://wirepoints.org/you-can-see-why-criminals-are-so-emboldened-in-chicago-wirepoints-on-am-560-chicagos-morning-answer/

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Former Mayoral candidate Green slams Mayor Johnson’s $105m illegal alien dining plan
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/654132481-former-mayoral-candidate-green-slams-mayor-johnson-s-105m-illegal-alien-dining-plan

KANKAKEE TIMES
— Kankakee County municipalities refuse to discuss illegal immigrant crisis
https://kankakeetimes.com/stories/654136053-kankakee-county-municipalities-refuse-to-discuss-illegal-immigrant-crisis

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL GOP Unveils New Logo Instead of New Leadership, as Pro-Choice, Anti-Trump State Party Violates Platform and Perfects the Art of Losing
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/02/il-gop-unveils-new-logo-instead-of-new-leadership-as-pro-choice-anti-trump-state-party-violates-platform-and-perfects-the-art-of-losing.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Senate border deal reignites conservative fury against McConnell, calls for his ouster – Ramsey Touchberry
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/6/senate-border-deal-reignites-gop-fury-against-mitc/
— Senate’s illegal-alien amnesty bill will crush this country. America is stupid and weak under Biden’s leadership. – Peter Navarro
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/6/senates-illegal-alien-amnesty-bill-will-crush-this/
— Mayorkas avoids impeachment as House Republicans fail to muster votes – Stephen Dinan and Alex Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/6/alejandro-mayorkas-avoids-impeachment-house-republ/
— Voters want meaningful reforms to stem illegal immigration – Simon Hankinson (COMMENT: E-Verify.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/6/voters-want-meaningful-reforms-to-stem-illegal-imm/
— RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel plans to resign – Kerry Picket and Mallory Wilson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/6/ronna-mcdaniel-rnc-chairwoman-leave-post-end-month/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Conservative GOP senators say time is up on McConnell and his ‘failing’ leadership – Samantha-Jo Roth
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/senate/2840388/conservative-gop-senators-say-times-up-mcconnell-leadership/
— China is infiltrating America through its open borders – Parker Miller
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/2837574/china-is-infiltrating-america-through-its-open-borders/

NEW YORK POST
— If Trump is convicted, an election win evaporates for Republicans – Isaac Schorr
https://nypost.com/2024/02/06/opinion/if-trump-is-convicted-an-election-win-evaporates-for-republicans/
— NYC’s migrant crisis hits new level of madness: Free rooms, meals to thugs who are robbing us – Betsy McCaughey
https://nypost.com/2024/02/06/opinion/nycs-migrant-crisis-hits-new-level-of-madness-free-rooms-meals-to-thugs-who-are-robbing-us/
— House Republicans fail to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in dramatic 216-214 vote – Josh Christenson
https://nypost.com/2024/02/06/news/house-republicans-fail-to-impeach-homeland-security-secretary-alejandro-mayorkas/
— Eric Adams asks Albany to cover 50% of NYC’s migrant crisis costs on ‘Tin Cup Day’ – Craig McCarthy, Vaughn Golden, Aneeta Bhole and Emily Crane
https://nypost.com/2024/02/06/metro/mayor-adams-begs-albany-to-cover-50-of-nycs-migrant-crisis-costs-on-tin-cup-day/
— RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tells Trump she’s resigning after South Carolina primary – Victor Nava
https://nypost.com/2024/02/06/news/rnc-chairwoman-ronna-mcdaniel-tells-trump-shes-resigning-after-south-carolina-primary-report/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Nikki Haley Is All-In on the Climate Cult. A failing campaign isn’t stopping Haley from getting in tight with Wall Street. – Riley Moore
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/nikki-haley-is-all-in-on-the-climate-cult/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The new ‘border security’ bill is about legalizing illegals – Michael Letts
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/the_new_border_security_bill_is_about_legalizing_illegals.html
— Next up from Team Biden: Free college for illegals? – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/next_up_from_team_biden_free_college_for_illegals.html

BLAZE
— Find out where illegal immigrants are allowed to vote
https://www.theblaze.com/shows/sara-gonzales-unfiltered/find-out-where-illegal-immigrants-are-allowed-to-vote
— THIS Elon Musk tweet just made establishment GOP very upset
https://www.theblaze.com/shows/the-rubin-report/this-elon-musk-tweet-just-made-establishment-gop-very-upset
— GOP senator James Lankford gets big mad at Elon Musk for his honest prediction about the ‘long-term goal’ of the so-called border bill – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/lankford-attacks-elon-musk-border-bill

BREITBART
— Biden Gives Game Plan Away: Senate Bill Precursor to Amnesty for Illegals – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/06/https-www-breitbart-com-politics-2024-02-06-exclusive-rep-bob-goods-alert-act-to-weaken-unelected-bureaucrats-gone-wild-passes-committee/
— ‘Disgrace’ Senate Bill Essentially Pays Illegal Aliens to Cross Southern Border – Beth Van Duyne
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/06/exclusive-beth-van-duyne-disgrace-senate-bill-essentially-pays-illegal-aliens-to-cross-southern-border/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘A Resounding Betrayal’: Republicans, Conservatives React To Failed Mayorkas Impeachment – HAROLD HUTCHISON
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/06/resounding-betrayal-republicans-react-failed-mayorkas-impeachment/
— House Vote To Impeach DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Fails – HENRY RODGERS
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/06/house-vote-impeach-dhs-secretary-alejandro-mayorkas-fails/
— Here Are The Four Republicans Who Voted Against Impeaching Alejandro Mayorkas – HENRY RODGERS
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/06/here-are-the-four-republicans-who-voted-against-impeaching-alejandro-mayorkas/
— Denver Starts Booting Hundreds Of Migrant Families From Shelter As It Struggles To Keep Up – HAILEY GOMEZ
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/07/denver-boots-800-migrants-from-shelter-struggles-crisis/

DAILY WIRE
— Al Sharpton Calls Migrant Crisis ‘Invasion’ “You are seeing an influx of migrants all over the country.” – Mairead Elordi
https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-al-sharpton-calls-migrant-crisis-invasion
— Biden Demands Illegal Aliens He’s Let In Get Pathway To Citizenship
https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-demands-illegal-aliens-hes-let-in-get-pathway-to-citizenship

FEDERALIST
— Without Mass Deportations, America’s Demographics Shift Will Result In Radical Politics – B.L. HAHN
https://thefederalist.com/2024/02/07/without-mass-deportations-americas-demographics-will-result-in-radical-politics/
— The Border Crisis Is The Definition Of A Foreign ‘Invasion’ – JOSHUA S. TREVIÑO
https://thefederalist.com/2024/02/06/the-border-crisis-is-the-definition-of-a-foreign-invasion/
— Senate Border Bill Is Nothing But A Democrat Propaganda Op – KYLEE GRISWOLD
https://thefederalist.com/2024/02/06/senate-border-bill-is-nothing-but-a-democrat-propaganda-op/
— Biden Calls Texas Stopping Border Illegals In Eagle Pass ‘Blocking Enforcement’ – JORDAN BOYD
https://thefederalist.com/2024/02/06/biden-calls-texas-stopping-border-illegals-in-eagle-pass-blocking-enforcement/

FOX NEWS
— Chicago invests nearly $18M to feed illegal migrants amid homeless crisis. By the end of 2023, the city was serving 18,000 daily hot meals across 21 shelter sites to illegal migrants. – Stepheny Price
https://www.foxnews.com/us/chicago-invests-nearly-18m-feed-illegal-migrants-amid-homeless-crisis
— Stop allowing noncitizens to determine congressional and presidential representation. Biden’s intentional border crisis has produced unprecedented apportionment issues. – Lora Ries, RJ Hauman
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/stop-allowing-noncitizens-determine-congressional-presidential-representation
— Fastest growing migrant group is from China. Fox News’ Gillian Turner on the increase of illegal immigration into the U.S. coming from China.
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6346351635112
— Migrants’ attack on NYPD a glimpse of America’s future under Biden, other soft-on-crime Dems. The migrants’ attack on NYPD officers in Times Square feels like a watershed moment. – Paul Mauro
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/migrants-attack-nypd-glimpse-americas-future-under-biden-other-soft-crime-dems
— NYC mayor claims cards for migrants is a ‘smart policy shift’ Fox News correspondent Bryan Llenas reports on how migrants are supposed to get 40% more than citizens on SNAP on ‘Outnumbered.’
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6346376933112

LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY
— Republicans, led by Rep. Eli Crane, Sens. Mike Lee, Tom Cotton, and others slam proposed border deal – Pat Droney
https://lawenforcementtoday.com/republicans-led-by-rep-eli-crane-sens-mike-lee-tom-cotton-and-others-slam-proposed-border-deal

NATIONAL REVIEW
— House Republicans Fail to Impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas in Major Blow to GOP – HALEY STRACK
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/house-advances-vote-to-impeach-homeland-security-secretary-alejandro-mayorkas/

NEWSMAX
— Sen. Cruz: Time for McConnell to Go – Nick Koutsobinas
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/ted-cruz-mitch-mcconnell-border-bill/2024/02/06/id/1152571/
— Bill an express lane for illegal immigration – Missouri Senator Eric Schmitt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_dKkE2l1m8

TOWNHALL
— Biden to Berate Republicans for Refusing to Fix a Crisis He Created – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2024/02/06/biden-to-berate-republicans-for-refusing-to-fix-a-crisis-he-created-n2634833
— We Better Not See a Single RINO Traitor Vote for This ‘Border Security’ Monstrosity – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/columnists/mattvespa/2024/02/06/i-better-not-see-a-single-republican-vote-for-this-border-security-monstrosity-n2634809
— After a Crushing Defeat in Nevada, Nikki Haley Must Accept This Conclusion – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2024/02/07/after-crushing-defeat-in-nevada-someone-has-to-tell-nikki-haley-to-drop-out-n2634883

WESTERN JOURNAL
— NYC Mayor Eric Adams Compares Himself to Jesus During His Speech Celebrating Non-White Hires – Warner Todd Huston
https://www.westernjournal.com/nyc-mayor-eric-adams-compares-jesus-speech-celebrating-non-white-hires/
— DEI Run Amok: FAA Hiring People with ‘Severe Intellectual, Psychiatric Disability’ Is Disaster in the Making (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, they assigned me to supervise all their employees who had physical and/or mental health problems and/or were liberal, minority, female, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, had parents who were immigrants, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.westernjournal.com/dei-run-amok-faa-hiring-people-severe-intellectual-psychiatric-disability-disaster-making/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

NBC NEWS & CNN & NEW YORK TIMES & THE HILL
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/transgender-survey-transition-hrt-surgery-gender-affirming-rcna137563
https://www.cnn.com/2024/02/07/us/us-transgender-2022-survey-reaj/index.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/07/health/trangender-survey-harassment-poverty.html
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/4452248-half-of-trans-people-in-us-have-considered-moving-out-of-state-because-of-anti-lgbtq-laws-survey/

MSN
— Elon Musk Pledges to Cover Legal Expenses for Disney Employees ‘Discriminated Against’ by DEI Policies – Benjamin Lindsay (COMMENT: My critics/opponents a) benefitted from DEI policies, b) want to benefit from DEI policies, and/or c) pander to minorities, females, younger people, LGBTQers, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/elon-musk-pledges-to-cover-legal-expenses-for-disney-employees-discriminated-against-by-dei-policies/ar-BB1hTc9M

NEW YORK TIMES
— $2.4 Billion Is Not Enough for New York’s Migrant Crisis, Adams Says. Mayor Eric Adams told state lawmakers in Albany that New York City needed $4.6 billion just to pay for half of its yearly costs related to the migrant influx. – Grace Ashford and Claire Fahy
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/06/nyregion/adams-albany-migrant-crisis.html
— All my coworkers who my Democrat superiors promoted over me were Democrat DEI hires a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or d) who had no professional license. Virtually all of them were females and/or minorities. It got ever-increasingly worse after 1974 when I was 25. I earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980. I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981. I became a licensed CPA on 1981. It is called patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/04/business/dei-job-interview.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Pritzker ramps up abortion rights investments amid 2028 chatter – Hannah Knowles
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/02/07/jb-pritzker-abortion-think-big/
— Haley loses to ‘none of these candidates’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/02/07/nevada-primary-election-2024-campaign-updates/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Legacy Admissions May Not Be at Odds With Diversity. Selective colleges have a lot of minority alumni after half a century of affirmative action. – Jason L. Riley (COMMENT: What if Affirmative Action had only been for those whose parents did not have college degrees? Neither of my parents attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/legacy-admissions-may-not-be-at-odds-with-diversity-hcbu-campus-culture-b893e6b7
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-punts-on-the-border-rather-than-get-things-done-immigration-failure-campaign-7ae4dcbb

FORBES
— John Cornyn Blasts Biden’s Border Policies: ‘A High-Powered Magnet For Illegal Immigration’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMLvW7LOB0Y

COURIER JOURNAL
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/2024/02/07/anti-black-hate-fbi-report-nobody-cares/72492410007/

PATCH U.S.
— Thousands Of U.S. Cities Could Be Ghost Towns By 2100. About 15,000 cities nationwide, located everywhere but Hawaii and Washington, D.C., could see a dramatic population shift. – Beth Dalbey
https://patch.com/us/across-america/thousands-u-s-cities-could-be-ghost-towns-2100-new-study
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Five states — Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi and New Hampshire — could see population declines in about three-fourths of their cities.)

ATLANTIC
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Democrat and RINO leaders promote the draft agreement on immigration and asylum.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/02/republicans-congress-immigration-deal/677357/

RASMUSSEN REPORT
— 52% of Voters Approve of Mayorkas Impeachment
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/52_of_voters_approve_of_mayorkas_impeachment

DAILY MAIL
— Chicago property tycoon has spent $150,000 of his own money resettling almost 500 migrants in 15 buildings – but says he’s been condemned by locals and a city official ‘threatened his life’ Chris Amatore said he felt called by God to help house Chicago’s migrants. Migrants sleep on floors with no furniture, but are happy to be out of shelters. Amatore claims Alderman Greg Mitchell threatened his life for his efforts. – NIC WHITE
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13053729/Chicago-migrants-stay-Chris-Amatore-buildings-death-threat.html

February 6, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Jewish United Fund denounces Mayor Johnson’s tiebreaking vote for council’s cease-fire resolution – Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-mayor-brandon-johnson-city-council-ceasefire-resolution-israel-hamas-war/14389131/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzqD6R5sTXk

NBC5
— Trump wants to debate Biden ‘immediately’ — but president shrugs him off – Kevin Breuninger
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-wants-to-debate-biden-immediately-but-president-shrugs-him-off/3347510/
— Nikki Haley requests Secret Service detail after increased threats. The Republican presidential candidate’s home in South Carolina was the target of two swatting incidents. (COMMENT: Of course, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters blame Trump for such threats.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/nikki-haley-requests-secret-service-detail-after-increased-threats/3347750/
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote DEI, that is, they ever-increasingly promote race and gender based preference giving, that is, they ever-increasingly promote political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/how-supreme-court-affirmative-action-decision-is-impacting-college-applicants-the-barriers-are-already-so-high-one-legal-expert-says/3347167/
— Pritzker, Johnson, Preckwinkle meet to discuss Chicago migrant situation. The meetings are held regularly to discuss coordinating efforts between the city, county and state.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/exclusive-pritzker-johnson-preckwinkle-meet-to-discuss-chicago-migrant-situation/3347543/

CBS2
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly shout at Black women that Republicans cause all the problems that Black women have.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHxHHIJZOEY

WGN9
— Illinois Senate GOP Leader John Curran Criticizes Pritzker Handling of Migrant Crisis
https://wgntv.com/video/illinois-senate-gop-leader-criticizes-pritzker-handling-of-migrant-crisis/9402970/

FOX32
— Darren Bailey takes Illinois congressional campaign to southern border
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/darren-bailey-illinois-congressional-campaign-southern-border
— Chicago considers raising retirement age for police and firefighters (COMMENT: The retirement age for federal employees who have not made Senior Executive Service ($191,900/year) and who are Republican, White, male, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time is when they become eligible to retire. Extremely few federal employees make it into the Senior Executive Service. I became eligible for early retirement in 1993 when I was 45. My Democrat GAO superiors succeed in forcing me to take their expiring early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49. If I had not taken it, I would not have been eligible for regular retirement until 2003 when I would have been 55. They made it all too clear that if I did not take their retirement “offer,” they would make those 6 years a living hell for me. SEE: Diersen v. GAO at: https://gopillinois.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/DiersenGAOFifthAmendedComplaint.pdf )
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-raising-retirement-police-firefighters
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1406510
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRaCtZulrY0

WTTW
— Chicago City Council Members Debate Approach to Gaza Cease-Fire Resolution After Narrow Passage – Emily Soto
https://news.wttw.com/2024/02/05/chicago-city-council-members-debate-approach-gaza-cease-fire-resolution-after-narrow

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrat and RINO leaders promote their border policy bill.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/05/senate-republicans-resist-advancing-on-border-policy-bill-leaving-aid-for-ukraine-in-doubt/?clearUserState=true
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly shout at Blacks that Republicans cause all the problems that Blacks have.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/05/opinion-column-black-voters-biden-washington/
— Thornton Township Supervisor Tiffany Henyard announces $1 million for housing help during Facebook event. – MIKE NOLAN (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect ever-increasingly pressure from Democrat and RINO leaders on township governments to hand out more welfare.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/05/thornton-township-supervisor-tiffany-henyard-announces-1-million-for-housing-help-during-facebook-event/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— How to vote in the March 19 Illinois presidential primary. Here’s a guide to casting your ballot — whether you’re looking to register to vote, vote by mail or vote in person. – Tony Arnold
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024/2/5/24062422/how-to-vote-march-19-illinois-presidential-primary
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: How Chicago’s expressways were born — and furthered segregation (COMMENT: During the early 1980s, I worked for GAO for one year on an audit of the Interstate Withdrawal-Substitution Program. SEE: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/highwayhistory/data/page05.cfm )
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024/2/6/23949386/kennedy-eisenhower-dan-ryan-expressway-highway-construction-traffic-segregation-urban-renewal-race

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE WITH PICTURES: Casten heading into primary with huge cash lead over opponents – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240205/local-politics/casten-heading-into-primary-with-huge-cash-lead-over-opponents/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PICTURES: Democrat challenging Foster again raises more from individual donors, but incumbent takes in more overall. – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240206/local-politics/democrat-challenging-foster-again-raises-more-from-individual-donors-but-incumbent-takes-in-more-ov/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-daily-gist/cannabis-companies-get-wing-sauce-cake-mixes

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois Republicans balk at bipartisan border deal – Brenden Moore
https://pantagraph.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/illinois-republicans-balk-at-bipartisan-border-deal/article_1ae71c36-c46f-11ee-9e52-d70f0f492c61.html

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Who’s the bigger Trump supporter? Bost, Bailey share many views. How do they differ? – LEXI CORTES
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article284969722.html

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— State Rep. Wilhour and Darren Bailey visit U.S. southern border
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/local_news/state-rep-wilhour-and-darren-bailey-visit-u-s-southern-border/article_7c95c49a-c470-11ee-86ef-a3493da89e2c.html

WAND TV
— Bailey, Wilhour visit southern border, call for repeal of Illinois sanctuary status – Mike Miletich
https://www.wandtv.com/news/bailey-wilhour-visit-southern-border-call-for-repeal-of-illinois-sanctuary-status/article_1fe71902-c474-11ee-95a4-6fdb1db752dd.html
— Those who are anti-Trump promote women who are anti-Trump.
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/donald-trump-deploys-his-oft-used-playbook-against-women-who-bother-him-for-now-its/article_612c7089-1e70-5c86-93d5-170238ca9003.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH & WGLT
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/amid-growing-legalization-cannabis-in-culture-18648689.php
https://www.wglt.org/local-news/2024-02-05/high-times-are-ahead-at-central-illinois-first-cannabis-festival

SOUTHERN
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly use Christie to promote more hatred against Trump.
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/02/06/chris-christie-predicts-huge-personnel-problem-if-trump-is-reelected-to-vendetta-presidency/

WGLT
— The fracturing and expansion of conservative media ahead of the presidential election – David Folkenflik (COMMENT: I should write a book about the conservative media in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those conservative media leaders in Illinois who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://www.wglt.org/2024-02-05/the-fracturing-and-expansion-of-conservative-media-ahead-of-the-presidential-election

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— DuPage County sample primary ballots are now available at: https://www.dupagecounty.gov/elected_officials/election_and_voter_information/voting_information/view_sample_ballot.php
(COMMENT: I will hand-deliver a copy of the Republican primary ballot for my precinct to each of the 228 residences in my precinct that have at least one registered Republican voter along with campaign literature that Republican candidates have provided me with.)

NAPERVILLE TOWNSHIP REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION
— NTRO Statement on Migrant Crisis
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WkqX9nsVm9PFGUga_vp2PjlTdgDf0a24/edit

WIREPOINTS
— DEI continues to flourish at the University of Illinois even as universities across the country scale back programs – Ted Dabrowski and Nick Binotti
https://wirepoints.org/dei-continues-to-flourish-at-the-university-of-illinois-even-as-universities-across-the-country-scale-back-programs-wirepoints/
— Jail populations shrink, electronic monitoring drops and appeals opposing detention orders ‘skyrocket’: Three concerns about impact of Illinois’ no-cash bail law.
https://wirepoints.org/jail-populations-shrink-electronic-monitoring-drops-and-appeals-opposing-detention-orders-skyrocket-three-concerns-about-impact-of-illinois-no-cash-bail-law-wire/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Bensenville ordinance disallows unannounced buses from dropping off illegal immigrants
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/654117714-bensenville-ordinance-disallows-unannounced-buses-from-dropping-off-illegal-immigrants
— Casten votes against bill to deport illegal aliens convicted of drunk driving
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/654126725-casten-votes-against-bill-to-deport-illegal-aliens-convicted-of-drunk-driving

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Illinois Has Lowest Bond Rating
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/02/05/illinois-has-lowest-bond-rating/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Musk on Democrats’ border nonsense says the quiet part out loud – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/6/elon-musk-on-democrats-border-nonsense-says-quiet-/
— Erasing the southern border is about more than flooding voter rolls – Robert Knight
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/5/erasing-southern-border-is-about-more-than-floodin/
— GOP Sen. Mike Lee accuses Republican leadership of ‘disqualifying betrayal’ over border deal – Ramsey Touchberry
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/5/mike-lee-accuses-republican-leadership-of-disquali/
— Trump says border deal is a ‘death wish’ for GOP – Mallory Wilson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/5/donald-trump-says-border-deal-is-death-wish-for-go/
— The rise and fall of White men and the institutions they built – Richard W. Rahn
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/5/rise-and-fall-of-white-men-and-institutions-they-b/
— Biden and no-border Democrats have unleashed an illegal-alien crime spree – Deroy Murdock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/5/biden-and-no-border-democrats-have-unleashed-illeg/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Biden bailout bill will only make crisis worse – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/2838362/biden-bailout-bill-will-only-make-crisis-worse/
— Pushing ‘wokeness’ in schools should be disqualifying – Zachary Far
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2837520/pushing-wokeness-in-schools-should-be-disqualifying/

NEW YORK POST
— Trump lays out criteria for his vice presidential pick while teasing shortlist: ‘A lot of good people’ – Ryan King
https://nypost.com/2024/02/04/news/trump-lays-out-vp-criteria-defends-personnel-mistakes-i-fired-people/
— Border bill is terrible, and a way for Biden to dodge blame for not enforcing the law – Mark Krikorian
https://nypost.com/2024/02/05/opinion/border-bill-is-terrible-and-a-way-for-biden-to-dodge-blame-for-not-enforcing-the-law/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Illegal Immigrant Crime Wave Hits Sanctuary Cities and Their Suburbs
https://amgreatness.com/2024/02/05/illegal-immigrant-crime-wave-hits-sanctuary-cities-and-their-suburbs/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Elon Musk: ‘What’s the point of being a citizen if an illegal gets all the benefits’ – Frieda Powers
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/05/elon-musk-whats-the-point-of-being-a-citizen-if-an-illegal-gets-all-the-benefits-1434038/
— Parents’ rights group blasts BLM’s ‘School Week of Action’ for pushing ‘queer-affirming’ principles – Melissa Fine
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/05/parents-rights-group-blasts-blms-school-week-of-action-for-pushing-queer-affirming-principles-1434110/

BREITBART
— Hispanic Democrats Vow to Oppose Senate Border Deal: Amnesty or Bust! – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/05/hispanic-democrats-vow-oppose-senate-border-deal-amnesty-bust/
— Chicago Mayor Too Busy to Visit Border: ‘I’m Doing All of That with a Black Wife Raising 3 Black Children’ in Chicago – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/02/05/chicago-mayor-cannot-visit-southern-border-raising-three-black-children/
— Haley ever-increasingly sides with Democrat leaders and RINO leaders.
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2024/02/05/haley-irresponsible-republicans-killing-border-bill-to-help-trump-you-dont-sacrifice-national-security/
— Progressive Veterans Group to Spend $45 Million to Help Reelect Joe Biden – AMY FURR
https://www.breitbart.com/2024-election/2024/02/05/progressive-veterans-group-to-spend-45-million-to-help-reelect-joe-biden/
— Chamber of Commerce Endorses Lankford Plan to Reward Corporations with More Foreign Workers – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/05/chamber-commerce-endorses-lankford-plan-reward-corporations-more-foreign-workers/
— Ron DeSantis: Pro-Migration Border Bill Shows ‘Contempt’ D.C. Elites Have for Americans – HANNAH BLEAU KNUDSEN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/05/ron-desantis-pro-migration-border-bill-shows-contempt-elites-have-americans/
— Sen. Ted Cruz Calls Senate Border Bill a ‘Stinking Pile of Crap’ – KRISTINA WONG
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/05/sen-ted-cruz-calls-senate-border-bill-stinking-pile-crap/
— Mitch McConnell Turns Against Border Bill – BRADLEY JAYE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/05/mitch-mcconnell-turns-border-bill/
— Battleground Republican Senate Candidates Sound Alarm on Border Bill: ‘Total Betrayal’ – KATHERINE HAMILTON
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/05/battleground-republican-senate-candidates-sound-alarm-border-bill-total-betrayal/

CENTER SQUARE
— Meritocracy and the pursuit of happiness – Jack Miller (COMMENT: According to my critics/opponents, if you are conservative, Republican, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time, you owe all your successes in life to discrimination against whose who are not the aforesaid.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/opinion/article_8d295990-c446-11ee-a7e2-73b05a9578b0.html

CENTER SQUARE NEW MEXICO
— ‘Forward-thinking’ New Mexico goes from legal marijuana to taxpayer-subsidized weed. – Tom Joyce
https://www.thecentersquare.com/new_mexico/article_4959e142-c470-11ee-b21c-f3bde084a46a.html

CENTER SQUARE WASHINGTON
— Seattle students can expect lessons on privilege, gender and activism – Branden Clarey
https://www.thecentersquare.com/washington/article_c6800b92-c45c-11ee-901f-9b5510a433bd.html

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— The Super Bowl Will Again Feature Two ‘National Anthems’ – Dennis Prager (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly divide and destroy America. How soon will the Super Bowl feature national anthems for Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, women, young people, LGBTQers, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, illegals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, criminals, etc.?)
https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/02/24/the-super-bowl-will-again-feature-two-national-anthems

DAILY SIGNAL
— Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling May Be Bigger Than You Think. – GianCarlo Canaparo / Bethany Huang
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/02/05/supreme-courts-affirmative-action-ruling-may-be-bigger-than-you-think/
— Senate Border Bill Would Hand $1.4 Billion to Nonprofits That Help Illegal Migrants – Jennie Taer
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/02/05/senate-border-bill-would-hand-1-4-billion-to-nonprofits-that-help-illegal-migrants/

DAILY WIRE
— DeSantis Blasts Controversial Senate Border Bill: ‘Legalizing Illegal Immigration’
https://www.dailywire.com/news/desantis-blasts-controversial-senate-border-bill-legalizing-illegal-immigration
— NY Gov Hochul Relaxes Requirements For Illegals To Get Government Jobs. The government will relax English proficiency and educational requirements. – Amanda Prestigiacomo (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly relaxed requirements to hire, retain, and promote more Democrats who were minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/ny-gov-hochul-relaxes-requirements-for-illegals-to-get-government-jobs

FEDERALIST
— Elon Musk: Entire Goal Of Bogus Biden Border Bill Is To Give Illegal Aliens Voting Rights – SHAWN FLEETWOOD
https://thefederalist.com/2024/02/05/elon-musk-entire-goal-of-bogus-biden-border-bill-is-to-give-illegal-aliens-voting-rights/
— 65 Times Biden Gutted Border Security Since Taking The White House – TRISTAN JUSTICE
https://thefederalist.com/2024/02/05/65-times-biden-gutted-border-security-since-taking-the-white-house/

FOX NEWS
— Speaker Johnson: This bill further incentivizes illegal immigration
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcNArL1mdMQ
— Chicago mayor scolds reporter who asks about border crisis: ‘You have not had a mayor like me’ Democratic Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson cited his role as a husband and father for his busy schedule.
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6346309122112
— Chicagoland criminals expanding enterprises by training migrants for suburban crime sprees. ‘And the police officers are saying, “Just forget it. Why bother? Why bother even making the arrest?” – Emma Colton (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, anticipate/expect ever-increasing poverty and crime.)
https://www.foxnews.com/us/chicagoland-criminals-expanding-enterprises-training-migrants-suburban-crime-sprees-expert
— Chicago migrant crisis fans the flames of Illinois crime: retired police chief. Criminal enterprises in the Chicago area are benefiting from the migrant crisis as they recruit illegal immigrants to carry out crimes with little legal repercussions.
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6346304182112
— House GOP leaders smack down bipartisan Senate border deal as Republican support crumbles. House GOP leaders say the deal has ‘many flaws.’ – Elizabeth Elkind
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-gop-leaders-smack-down-bipartisan-senate-border-deal-republican-support-crumbles
— The migrant crisis is destroying sanctuary cities
https://www.livetube.tv/news/video-the-migrant-crisis-is-destroying-sanctuary-cities-ex-gop-lawmaker
— Immigration activists, liberal Senate Dems trash border deal over lack of amnesty for illegals. Activist groups were hoping for a pathway to citizenship for ‘Dreamers’ – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/immigration-activists-liberal-senate-dems-trash-border-deal-lack-amnesty-illegals

JONATHAN TURLEY
— Open Borders and Closed Courts: How the Supreme Court Laid the Seeds for the Immigration Crisis
https://jonathanturley.org/2024/02/05/open-borders-and-closed-courts-how-the-supreme-court-laid-the-seeds-for-the-immigration-crisis/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— NYC Mayor Eric Adams Deflects, Blames National Immigration Policy for City’s Migrant Crisis – HALEY STRACK
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/nyc-mayor-eric-adams-deflects-blames-national-immigration-policy-for-citys-migrant-crisis/

NUMBERSUSA
— NumbersUSA statement on Senate Immigration border “deal” – H.R. 815
https://www.numbersusa.com/numbersusa-statement-on-senate-immigration-border-deal-h-r-815/

PJ MEDIA
— GOP Reps. Slam ‘Spineless Sell-Out’ Border Deal – CATHERINE SALGADO
https://pjmedia.com/catherinesalgado/2024/02/05/gop-reps-slam-spineless-sell-out-border-deal-n4926144

TOWNHALL
— We Don’t Want a Border Deal, We Want Deportations – Derek Hunter
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2024/02/06/we-dont-want-a-border-deal-we-want-deportations-n2634804
— ‘Dirty Dozen’: Mike Lee Highlights Policy Disasters in Senate Border Bill. – Spencer Brown
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2024/02/05/mike-lee-releases-dirty-dozen-disasters-in-senate-border-bill-n2634806

WESTERN JOURNAL
— The number of people entering the United States illegally at the nation’s southern border since President Joe Biden took office now exceeds the population of Arizona. – Randy DeSoto
https://www.westernjournal.com/number-illegals-entering-us-biden-exceeds-border-states-entire-population/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

NBC NEWS
— Nikki Haley’s popularity drops among GOP voters – Mark Murray, Ben Kamisar and Bridget Bowman
https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/first-read/nikki-haleys-popularity-drops-gop-voters-rcna137421

NEW YORK TIMES
— Those who fight illegal immigration promote/demand E-Verify.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/05/us/politics/biden-limits-border-shutdown.html
— Opposition Research Goes Hyperlocal. The liberal group American Bridge is launching a new project to collect information for campaigns against Republicans running for state and local offices. – Reid J. Epstein (COMMENT: Much of what I do for Illinois Republicans as their GOPUSA Illinois Editor is opposition research. That includes exposing Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO a) leaders of Republican, conservative, and religious organizations in Illinois, b) Republican elected officials in Illinois, and c) Republican candidates in Illinois. I should write a book about the aforesaid who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/15/us/politics/opposition-research-goes-hyperlocal.html
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/05/opinion/immigration-republicans-economy.html

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S. House considers expanding state tax deduction for some families – Jacob Bogage
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2024/02/05/taxes-salt-congress/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Elites Opened the Doors to Migrants—and Chaos. Bleeding-heart liberalism has taken a dangerous turn toward an ideology that rejects national borders. – Gerard Baker
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-elites-opened-the-doors-to-migrants-and-chaos-clapham-attack-times-square-c61d6b82
— Marijuana Messes With Your Driving for Longer Than You Think. Weed affects you differently than alcohol, and it can be harder to figure out when it’s safe to drive. – Sumathi Reddy (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.)
https://www.wsj.com/health/wellness/pot-weed-marijuana-drive-when-safe-8dc8d2e7
— Beware of E-Filing Your Tax Return. It raises security risks and can lead to unfavorable treatment from the IRS. – Jay Starkman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/beware-of-e-filing-your-tax-return-legal-trouble-for-error-privacy-risk-cyberattack-96d31111
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/senate-border-security-bill-james-lankford-republicans-immigration-biden-border-patrol-asylum-bc2f9543

USA TODAY
— Over 50% of Americans would take a 20% pay cut for work-life balance. But can they retire? – Medora Lee (COMMENT: Democrats run IRS and GAO. GAO audits IRS. Those Democrats forced me to suffer a $22,996/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old. Since then, my critics/opponents have used that against me viciously. They hint/imply/argue/shout that they did that because I must have been an extremely bad person, a White supremacist, a Nazi, a KKK member, a hater, a sexist, a racist, a bigot, and even worse things a) because I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $97,079-$100,020/year, b) because I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, c) because I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, and d) because I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2024/01/30/pay-cut-work-life-balance-retirement/72372836007/

DAILY BRUIN
— Navigating the implications and accessibility of paywall journalism – Gustavo Calva Hernandez (COMMENT: I am a nonprofit conservative political and government news aggregator. I should write a book about websites that paywall me. I would focus on those a) that are operatives for the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green parties, b) that reject the individual responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity planks in the Republican Party platform, c) that promote dependency on government and charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, and/or Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. I would focus on the aforesaid who destroy those like me a) who refuse to glorify and praise them, b) who refuse to pander to them, c) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, d) who refuse to cover up their wrong doing, and/or e) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on the aforesaid who blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for a) their problems, b) your problems, c) my problems, and d) everyone’s problems. I would focus on the aforesaid who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://dailybruin.com/2023/11/25/navigating-the-implications-and-accessibility-of-paywall-journalism
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While UCLA students now have paywall-free access to The New York Times, over 69% of leading newspapers across the United States and the United Kingdom operate behind paywalls as of an analysis conducted in 2019, restricting individuals from accessing their websites.)

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 59% See Biden in Mental Decline
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/59_see_biden_in_mental_decline

February 2, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Over 100 kids shot near Chicago schools in last 5 years – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Tom Jones
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting-near-school-senn-high-gun-violence/14379567/

NBC5
— $66M earmarked for Chicago violence intervention program expansion (COMMENT: Why is there so much violence in Chicago?)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/66m-earmarked-for-chicago-violence-intervention-program-expansion/3344821/

CBS2
— Chicago nonprofit helping students, parents attend college for free through scholarship program (COMMENT: Back in the good old days, I was able to work my way through college and graduate debt-free from NIU in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in management and owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE. But college expenses were much lower back then. But still, I could not have done it if my parents had not provided me with room and board a) while I was at student at UIC 1966-1968, b) weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969 so that I could keep my part-time Park Forest Post Office job, and c) the summer of 1969.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/chicago-nonprofit-helping-students-parents-attend-college-for-free-through-scholarship-program/
— Tesla electric cars to feature at Chicago Auto Show for first time
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/tesla-electric-cars-to-feature-at-chicago-auto-show-for-first-time/

WGN9
— City leaders announce new plan to reduce gun violence in Chicago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_ysPWFp94I
— The Great Migration: How a Chicago newspaper helped shape the nation (COMMENT: In defense of my ancestors, I have always stressed that all of them have only lived always in northeast Illinois.)
https://wgntv.com/news/black-history-month/the-great-migration-how-a-chicago-newspaper-helped-shape-the-nation/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AelHr8yk1r4

FOX32
— Pritzker criticizes Chicago City Council’s Gaza ceasefire resolution: ‘I was disappointed’
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pritzker-criticizes-chicago-city-council-gaza-ceasefire-resolution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26Ws-X7TLwc

WTTW
— New Anti-Violence Initiative Aims to Reduce Chicago Shootings by 50% in 5 Years – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2024/02/01/new-anti-violence-initiative-aims-reduce-chicago-shootings-50-5-years
— Pritzker ‘Disappointed’ With Chicago’s Gaza Cease-Fire Resolution, Says It’ll Have No Impact on Foreign Policy – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2024/02/01/pritzker-disappointed-chicago-s-gaza-cease-fire-resolution-says-it-ll-have-no-impact

WBEZ
— Can Chicago’s power grid handle a move from natural gas to electric in homes?
https://www.wbez.org/stories/can-chicagos-power-grid-handle-a-move-from-natural-gas-to-electric-in-homes/1c50f61f-6998-45b6-894c-b755fc84c69a

WGN RADIO
— More than 200 staffers with Chicago Tribune and 6 other newsrooms begin 24-hour strike – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/business-news/ap-more-than-200-staffers-with-chicago-tribune-and-6-other-newsrooms-begin-24-hour-strike/
https://wgnradio.com/lisa-dent/a-look-into-chicago-tribunes-24-hour-strike/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker criticizes City Hall’s Gaza cease-fire resolution – OLIVIA STEVENS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/01/pritzker-criticizes-gaza-cease-fire-resolution/
— A hateful travesty on the floor of the City Council. Wednesday’s City Council vote on Gaza was shameful. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/01/ct-editorial-gaza-resolution-debra-silverstein/
— Foundations, business interests raise $66 million to fight crime in Chicago – OLIVIA STEVENS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/01/foundations-business-interests-raise-66-million-to-fight-crime-in-chicago/
— CPS suggests starting school after Democratic National Convention for city’s ‘logistical needs’ The district suggests starting classes Monday, Aug. 26 – one week later than usual – after the Aug. 19-22 convention wraps up. – ALYSA GUFFEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/01/cps-suggests-starting-school-after-democratic-national-convention-for-citys-logistical-needs/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Left-wingers will not be ignored. Dems plan to crash Dem party in Chicago this summer to accuse fellow Dems of not being Dem enough. – Neil Steinberg
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/2/1/24057972/democratic-national-convention-protests-2024-election-trump-biden-lgbtq-abortion-rights
— Ald. Greg Mitchell accused of threatening building owner who housed migrants. Building owner Christopher Amatore said he was summoned to a meeting where a “screaming” Mitchell asked him “how dare I place migrants in his ward without his permission,” according to a complaint filed with the inspector general. – Fran Spielman (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that Democrat and RINO leaders will ever-increasingly dump more and more and more of their illegals into your county, into your township, into your municipality, into your school district, into your precinct, and into your neighborhood.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2024/2/1/24058274/chicago-migrant-crisis-ald-greg-mitchell-7th-ward-property-owner-complaint
— Chicago Tribune reporters, newsroom staff strike for first time in newspaper’s 180-year history: ‘This is Chicago, we don’t back down’ They were joined by seven newsrooms across the country in the 24-hour strike for better pay and retention of their 401(k) match benefits. “None of us got into journalism for the money, but we can’t do it for free,” said Joe Mahr, a Pulitzer Prize winner. – Violet Miller (COMMENT: I was a union member for almost 12 years. What do you say to journalists who demonize me, denigrate me. and condemn me? They stress a) that I do not have a degree in journalism, b) that am not paid for what I do, and c) that I am conservative.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2024/2/1/24058233/chicago-tribune-strike-alden-global-capital-union-walkout-labor-history
— Women make up more than half of new lawyers nationwide, but only 48.9% of all associates at Chicago’s law firms. – Kaitlin Washburn (COMMENT: All my employers were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to hire, to retain, and to promote women.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024/2/1/24047138/chicago-law-firms-diversity-women-people-of-color-associates-partners
— Ambitious plan aims to raise $400 million to halve Chicago shootings, homicides in 5 years. A 50% decline in murders from last year would put the city at fewer than 400 — a total the city last saw in 1965, when there were 395 slayings, according to the Chicago Police Department. – Tina Sfondeles and Andy Grimm
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2024/2/1/24058149/ambitious-plan-400-million-dollars-reduce-chicago-shootings-homicides-50-percent-5-years
— Controversial West Chicago trash site halted by state board. The ruling, made by a panel appointed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, may not be the end to the controversial plan. Latino residents complained that their neighborhood would be a dump for predominantly white DuPage County cities. – Brett Chase (COMMENT: The higher the percentage of residents that are White in your county, township, municipality, and/or school district, the more that Democrat leaders demonize, denigrate, and condemn the aforesaid as being racist. I should write a book about that.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024/2/1/24058169/dupage-garbage-racism-pollution-case-decided-lrs-pritzker-west-chicago
— Illinois incumbents in Congress have fundraising advantage over rivals heading into March primary. Incumbents in the most contested Illinois House primaries – Danny Davis, Sean Casten, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, Bill Foster and Mike Bost have more – cash-on-hand than their rivals. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/2/1/24058685/illinois-congressional-races-incumbents-fundraising-march-primary-election
— In Illinois politics, remaps keep the powerful in power. The maps Illinois Democrats approved in 2021 sealed in their political power for a decade — adding one Hispanic-majority blue seat in Congress and forcing two Republicans out of their districts. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024/2/2/24048182/gerrymandering-illinois-chicago-redistricting-reform-democracy-solutions-project
(FROM THE ARTICLE: And she called the “shining star” of the redistricting process the creation of the 3rd Congressional District, the state’s second Latino majority district, which ultimately elected Rep. Delia Ramirez, a fellow progressive.)

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois tax policy and the ability to help migrants – Ralph Martire
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240201/columns/illinois-tax-policy-and-the-ability-to-help-migrants/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Judge denies abortion-rights group’s protest permit ahead of DNC – Leigh Giangreco
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/2024-democratic-national-convention/judge-denies-protest-permit-ahead-chicago-dnc
— Pritzker dismisses significance of city’s cease-fire resolution – Justin Laurence
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/jb-pritzker-dismisses-chicagos-cease-fire-resolution
— Chicago’s wealthiest raise $66 million for fight against crime – Miranda Davis
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/chicagos-wealthiest-raising-funds-fighting-crime

SOUTHERN
— Southern Illinois cities talk about the ability to care for an influx of illegal immigrants – Robert Robbins
https://thesouthern.com/news/southern-illinois-cities-talk-about-the-ability-to-care-for-an-influx-of-illegal-immigrants/article_48bb5286-a29f-5a54-b038-26a361892e1b.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS/GAZETTE
— Ford County Board to vote on ‘no-migrant’ declaration – DAVE HINTON
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/ford-county-board-to-vote-on-no-migrant-declaration/article_5894463a-e14d-5287-83fb-54a80f93a969.html
— Democrats push more pot in Danville
https://www.news-gazette.com/business/economy/danvilles-newest-dispensary-to-sell-cannabis-with-a-side-of-music/article_cd95a3bc-597e-558a-b9d2-99325069117c.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly paint Trump as being someone who despises/hates minorities and women, that is, as being a racist and a sexist.
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-02-01/trump-and-his-supporters-continue-to-take-jabs-at-nikki-haleys-identity

FOX ILLINOIS
— DeSantis announces he’ll send Florida National Guard to the US-Mexico border – Jack Lemnus (COMMENT: Just kidding, but when will Illinois send its national guard to Texas?)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/desantis-to-hold-press-conference-in-jacksonville-beside-state-law-enforcement-leaders-florida-national-guard-adjutant-general-john-haas-executive-director-highway-safety-motor-vehicles-dave-kerner-and-director-florida-february-1-2024
https://cbs12.com/news/local/desantis-to-hold-press-conference-in-jacksonville-beside-state-law-enforcement-leaders-florida-national-guard-adjutant-general-john-haas-executive-director-highway-safety-motor-vehicles-dave-kerner-and-director-florida-february-1-2024

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Someone Has to Wear the Jacket. The old Chicago phrase, “wear the jacket,” means to take the fall. We have a short list of some of the town’s great jacket-wearers. – EDWARD ROBERT MCCLELLAND (COMMENT: I adamantly refuse to wear the jacket for losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered. I should write a book about those losing Republican candidates who have blamed me the most for their losses. I would focus on the real reasons why they lost elections. I would focus on those who have had their disgusting operatives and dupes take the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://www.chicagomag.com/news/someone-has-to-wear-the-jacket/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Haley’s Illinois friends – SHIA KAPOS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/02/02/haleys-illinois-friends-00139273

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/02/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-225/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/01/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-27/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— We’re handing out all these benefits, it’s costing Illinoisans billions…the simple answer is to end our sanctuary status.
https://wirepoints.org/were-handing-out-all-these-benefits-its-costing-illinoisans-billions-the-simple-answer-is-to-end-our-sanctuary-status-wirepoints-on-with-wjols-scott-slocum/
— Illinois’ Delia Ramirez one of just three U.S. Congress members voting against ban on U.S. entry by members of terror groups that attacked Israel October 7
https://wirepoints.org/all-but-three-members-of-u-s-congress-vote-to-ban-members-of-terror-groups-that-attacked-israel-on-october-7-illinois-della-ramirez-one-of-the-three-wirepoints-quickpoint/

CHAMBANA SUN
— Diving Into Digital Equity
https://chambanasun.com/stories/653995805-diving-into-digital-equity

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— 65.4% of Will County students failed the ELA portion of the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) test in the 2021-22 school year, according to the Illinois State Board of Education. The number of students who failed their ELA assessment in Will County rose by 30.2% compared to the previous school year. (COMMENT: My Trinity Lutheran Grade School, Hope Lutheran Grade School, and Crete-Monee High School teachers helped me earn an ACT score of 24, graduate in the upper 20% of my class, and get accepted by UIC in 1966.)
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/653949201-will-county-how-many-students-failed-the-ela-test-in-2021-22-school-year

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— CHICAGO NEEDS A PUBLIC SAFETY ACT TO COUNTER SAFE-T ACT – Paul Vallas
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/vallas-chicago-needs-a-public-safety-act-to-counter-safe-t-act/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Exposing Deep State Corruption – Illinois State Board of Elections Outed? – Nancy Hayes
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2024/02/exposing-deep-state-corruption-illinois-state-board-of-elections-outed/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Violence-plagued Chicago mocked for city council demanding Gaza cease-fire – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/1/calls-for-chicago-cease-fire-erupt-after-city-coun/
— Media should tear apart Biden’s claims on illegal immigration. President caused border chaos, said nothing was wrong, now blames GOP. – Tim Murtaugh
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/1/media-should-tear-apart-bidens-claims-on-illegal-i/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Chicago calls for end to violence in Gaza as crime in West Side neighborhoods escalates – Rachel Schilke
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2831439/chicago-calls-end-to-violence-in-gaza-as-crime-in-neighborhoods-escalates/
— DeSantis wades back into national fight with promise to send soldiers to Texas – Eden Villalovas (COMMENT: Just kidding, but when will Illinois send its national guard to Texas?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2831674/desantis-wades-back-national-fight-promise-send-soldiers-texas/
— Hochul loosens state job requirements for migrant workers – Christian Wade (COMMENT: New York today, Illinois tomorrow. The Democrats who ran the Post Office in 1966, IRS in 1971, and GAO in 1980 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. They ever-increasingly lowered standards to hire, retain, and promote more Democrats who were minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2830736/hochul-loosens-state-job-requirements-for-migrant-workers/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Hochul said the state is working with agencies to implement the changes, including dropping application requirements like proof of a high school diploma and English proficiency. . .The Hochul administration has identified 4,000 entry-level job openings within state agencies, including administrative, equipment service, repair and food services, according to an internal memo obtained by local media outlets.)
— Somalia First: Ilhan Omar hates America – Ian Haworth
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/2830843/somalia-first-ilhan-omar-hates-america/
— Trump or no Trump, the Lankford border deal will only make the border crisis worse – Conn Carroll
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2831834/lankford-border-deal-will-only-make-border-crisis-worse/
— Even Gavin Newsom isn’t woke (or racist) enough for liberal activists – Zachary Faria
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2831684/even-gavin-newsom-isnt-woke-or-racist-enough-for-liberal-activists/
— How Congress can help rid higher education of DEI – Sen. Bill Cassidy
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/2831335/how-congress-can-help-rid-higher-education-of-dei/

AMERICAN FAMILY NEWS
— Illegals in the voting booth: After 3 decades in the making, the threat is real
https://afn.net/politics-govt/2024/02/01/illegals-in-the-voting-booth-after-3-decades-in-the-making-the-threat-is-real/
— Growing hostility revealed toward Christians in the West – Parrish Alford
https://afn.net/persecution/2024/02/02/growing-hostility-revealed-toward-christians-in-the-west/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Majority of House Dems Vote Against Deporting Illegals Convicted of Drunk Driving, Social Security Fraud – Debra Heine
https://amgreatness.com/2024/02/01/majority-of-house-dems-vote-against-deporting-illegals-convicted-of-drunk-driving-social-security-fraud/

AMERICAN THINKER
— From Hamas to drunk drivers, is there anybody Democrats won’t vote against deporting? – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/from_hamas_to_drunk_drivers_theres_nobody_democrats_wont_vote_to_keep_here.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Sen. Rick Scott accuses McConnell of ‘undermining’ Republicans with border deal – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/01/31/sen-rick-scott-accuses-mcconnell-of-undermining-republicans-with-border-deal-1432579/
— Boston rec center turned into migrant shelter spark FURY among residents – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/01/on-fire-first-photos-of-boston-rec-center-turned-into-migrant-shelter-spark-fury-among-residents-1432884/

BREITBART
— Alderman Blasts Chicago for Paying Illegals More than $9,000 a Month in Freebies: ‘I’d Come to Chicago, Too’ – WARNER TODD HUSTON (COMMENT: When your ancestors immigrated, what freebies did they get? I do not know of any that mine got.)
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/02/01/watch-alderman-blasts-chicago-for-paying-illegals-more-than-9000-a-month-in-freebies-id-come-to-chicago-too/
— Chuck Schumer Rushes Lankford’s More-Migration Bill to Senate Vote – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/02/02/chuck-schumer-rushes-lankfords-more-migration-bill-to-senate-vote/

CONSERVATIVE NUT
— Why low income students don’t go to college – Henry Conway (COMMENT: When you were in high school, were you viewed as being “college material?” I was not.)
https://theconservativenut.com/why-low-income-students-dont-go-to-college-yahoo-answers/
— What is low income in DuPage County? – Henry Conway
https://theconservativenut.com/what-is-low-income-in-dupage-county/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: DuPage County, located in Illinois, has a significant population of individuals and families with incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. This means that many residents struggle to meet their basic needs and face financial challenges on a daily basis.)

DAILY CALLER
— GOP State Senator Who Fought Against Woke Schools Is Now Pushing Bill Requiring ‘Racial Bias’ Training For Nurses – KATE ANDERSON
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/01/gop-state-senator-pushing-bill-requiring-racial-bias-training-nurses-despite-history-opposition-crt/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Escape to New York—America’s Wide-Open Northern Border – Simon Hankinson
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/02/01/escape-new-york-americas-wide-open-northern-border-borderline/

EPOCH TIMES
— The Legal War Raging Between the White House and Texas. Just because the Supreme Court allowed the Biden administration some leeway last week, that doesn’t mean Texas will lose in the end, lawyers say. – Matthew Vadum
https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/the-legal-war-raging-between-the-white-house-and-texas-5574342

FOX BUSINESS
— Hundreds of millions are being spent on migrants in Chicago: William Kelly Chicago journalist William Kelly discusses how the city is nearing a breaking point over the migrant crisis on ‘The Bottom Line.’ (COMMENT: Kelly came to my defense when my critics/opponents had their operatives and their dupes end my chairmanship of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois in 2012. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I should also write a book about those who could/should have come to my defense in 2012 but did not. I would focus on those who I have done the most to help elect and to help reelect since 2000.)
https://www.foxbusiness.com/video/6346033588112
— Rising costs of housing pushing millennials to make ‘drastic sacrifices’ by living in vans for years. ‘People are just now having to make those drastic sacrifices,’ Orlando, Florida-based realtor Freddie Smith said. – Hannah Grossman (COMMENT; Back in the good old days, that is, back in 1972, I bought a new town home in University Park when I was 24 years old. The down payment came from what I had earned a) working for IRS for the previous 15 months, b) pumping gasoline for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights for the previous 18 months, and c) working for that store full-time for 7 months before that. That income also enabled me to buy a new 1972 Corvette in 1971 and to pay for tuition and books for graduate business courses at Loyola in 1972.)
https://www.foxbusiness.com/media/rising-costs-housing-pushing-millennials-make-drastic-sacrifices-living-vans-years

FOX NEWS
— NYC migrant crisis started when Mayor Adams invited illegals in – Curtis Sliwa
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6346001180112
— What life was like 50 years ago in America, compared to now in 2024 – Nicole Pelletiere, Cortney D. Moore (COMMENT: What were you doing 50 years ago this month? I earned $80,094/year in today’s dollars supervising all of IRS’s employees in the Loop who answered taxpayer questions by telephone. I lived in a town home in University Park that I bought new in 1972. I owned a 1972 Corvette that I bought new in 1971, a 1974 Dodge Dart that I bought new in 1973, and a 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air that I bought in 1971. I took graduate evening business courses at Loyola.)
https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/what-life-like-50-years-ago-america-compared-now-2023

HOT AIR
— Charles Blow: Rejection of DEI Is ‘a New Era of Oppression’ – JOHN SEXTON (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly require/force everyone to ever-increasingly give more and more and more preference to those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, non-Protestant, non-German American, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, those who have less money than others, citizens of foreign countries, etc.)
https://hotair.com/john-s-2/2024/02/01/charles-blow-rejection-of-dei-is-a-new-era-of-oppression-n608932

MRC TV
— Biden Admits the Border is a Sieve as Illegals Continue to Stream Into the United States – EVAN POELLINGER
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/evan-poellinger/biden-admits-border-sieve-illegals-continue-stream-united-states
— House Dems Overwhelmingly Vote Against Deporting Illegals Who Commit Crimes – NICK KANGADIS
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/nick-kangadis/house-dems-overwhelmingly-vote-against-deporting-illegals-who-commit-crimes

ONE AMERICA NEWS
— Rep. Greene Introduces Resolution To Censure Rep. Omar – Frank Lara-Risco
https://www.oann.com/newsroom/rep-greene-introduces-resolution-to-censure-rep-omar/

PJ MEDIA
— ‘You Have the Right to Remain Woke!’ El Paso Cops Required to Ask Perps Their Pronouns – EVIN DOWNEY JR.
https://pjmedia.com/kevindowneyjr/2024/02/01/you-have-the-right-to-remain-woke-el-paso-cops-required-to-ask-perps-their-pronouns-n4926032

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Equity Is Justice, Redefined – Richard Porter
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2024/02/01/equity_is_justice_redefined_150415.html

TOWNHALL
— America’s Future Clouded By Illegal Immigration, Uncontrolled Debt – Tom Patterson
https://townhall.com/columnists/tom-patterson/2024/02/02/americas-future-clouded-by-illegal-immigration-uncontrolled-debt-n2634512

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

YAHOO NEWS
— Nikki Haley trolls Trump over ballot claim: ‘He’s confused again’ – Martha McHardy
https://au.news.yahoo.com/nikki-haley-trolls-trump-over-131714168.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Taylor Swift Is a ‘Treasure,’ Says Liz Cheney, a Prime Trump Critic. The former U.S. representative and others opposing the former president have needled conservatives over baseless theories involving the pop star, the Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce and the specter of a Biden endorsement. – Jonathan Weisman (COMMENT: How will hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Swift to defeat Trump?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/01/us/politics/taylor-swift-liz-cheney-trump.html
— Michigan Had No Seat at R.N.C. Meeting, but 2 People Showed Up Anyway. Kristina Karamo, the party’s far-right leader of almost a year, and Pete Hoekstra, a former House member who was elected to replace her, converged at a Republican National Committee conclave. – Neil Vigdor
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/01/us/politics/michigan-karamo-hoekstra-rnc.html

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE OF SWIFT: How will hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Swift to defeat Trump?
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/02/01/taylor-swift-conspiracy-theories-gop/72437805007/
— The ‘Harvard of Christian schools’ slams Fox News op/ed calling the college ‘woke’ Wheaton College is calling out a Fox News opinion piece by freelancer Tim Scheiderer, saying ‘it failed to meet minimal standards for journalistic accuracy.’ – Amaris Encinas
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/02/01/wheaton-college-fox-news-opinion-woke/72370641007/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A college known as the “Harvard of Christian schools” is clapping back at a Fox News opinion piece that claims the school has gone “woke” just like Harvard University. Wheaton College, a private Christian liberal arts school just outside Chicago, issued a statement Wednesday addressing the Fox News article, saying that they “remain committed to Christian service” and that the “claims made about the college are false or misleading.” Freelance writer Tim Scheiderer, who penned the Fox News op/ed, says that the school has begun to “mimic Harvard’s wokeness” by “banning biblical words, teaching critical race theory, and psychologizing gender identity issues.” “In the 19th century, Harvard was slowly, and permanently, transformed from a Christian university into a secular one,” Scheiderer writes. “At Wheaton, the biblical belief in only two sexes is being tainted. With this and the other shifts mentioned, it may seem like a slow drift. But a gentle tide can carry a boat far from its dock.” Wheaton College President Philip Ryken slammed the “incendiary” opinion piece, saying in a statement that it “failed to meet minimal standards for journalistic accuracy.” Here’s what we know. Who is Tim Scheiderer? Scheiderer, the author of the article, has no apparent affiliation with Wheaton College. He graduated from Bob Jones University, a private evangelical university in Greenville, South Carolina, with a B.A. in mass communications and media studies in 1999. He also has a “Master of Divinity” from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, according to his LinkedIn page. Scheiderer’s resumé also lists him as a founding board member of The Augustine Fellowship, a Christian Study Center at Georgetown University. He says on his website that he earned his “writing chops” working for ABC, Fox News and CNN. What else does the Fox News article say? Scheiderer writes that Wheaton College has slowly drifted away from traditional Christian values since the 2000s when the education department “commended the teachings of Marxists.” The college’s most “blatant offense against Christianity is the ban of certain biblical words that are key to the faith’s foundation,” stating that students have been discouraged from using words like “service” and “mankind.” He also calls out an endowed chair in Wheaton’s psychology program for expressing views on gender identity that Scheiderer says are “rooted in an anti-God philosophy.” Scheiderer concludes the article by asking: “Would Billy Graham, the most influential 20th-century evangelical, endorse his alma mater? How has Wheaton College responded? In his statement, Wheaton College’s president discouraged community members from “engaging further” with Scheiderer. The article, which Ryken says appeared to have been “cobbled from out-of-context items found on the Internet” is mischaracterizing since the author “does not name any sources or give any citations for his many contentions.” Ryken said that Scheiderer had reached out to the college’s marketing department a month ago, claiming that he was writing an article for the Wall Street Journal on a tight deadline. When the spokesperson questioned Scheiderer’s credentials, he told them that he was “actually a freelance writer attempting to pitch an idea to the Journal’s opinion section.” “A representative from the WSJ confirmed that Scheiderer was not an employee. Although the WSJ did not run his piece, evidently he was able to have it appear on a FOX News page,” Ryker noted. “Wheaton College remains fully committed to Christian service − which we embrace as ‘service’ in our very mission statement − to biblical orthodoxy and Christ-centered education, including in matters of human sexuality, gender identity, and race relations,” Ryken said. Ryker concludes the statement by pointing to the college’s institutional commitments website for “ accurate information about our convictions.”)

DES MOINES REGISTER
— Kim Reynolds introduces bill defining ‘man’ and ‘woman,’ opponents brand it ‘LGBTQ erasure’ – Brianne Pfannenstiel and Galen Bacharier
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2024/02/01/iowa-governor-kim-reynolds-introduces-bill-defining-man-woman-criticized-lgbtq-erasure/72441900007/

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY
— Atlantic City raises flag for Black History Month – Matthew Strabuk (COMMENT: The Democrats who run the federal government have always promoted Black History Month big time. I should write a book about the many Black History Month event that I was required to attend. I would focus on those events 1980-1997 while I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO and 1971-1980 while I worked for IRS.)
https://pressofatlanticcity.com/news/local/gallery-black-history-flag/collection_35d8075e-c13a-11ee-ac58-132e4f26d2c7.html#1

KTRH
— Cashing In: Illegals Living Large on U.S. Benefits – Corey Olson
https://ktrh.iheart.com/featured/houston-texas-news/content/2024-02-01-cashing-in-illegals-living-large-on-us-benefits/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The United States of Nullification. Political arguments, policy differences and personal slights are now grounds for destruction. – Lance Morrow (COMMENT: My critics/opponents destroy those like me a) who they cannot manipulate or dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, e) who refuse to cover up their wrong doing, and/or f) who refuse to give them money. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/04/us/politics/trump-
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-united-states-of-nullification-cancel-culture-polarization-df9e949e
— Topeka With a Message for Migrants: We Want You. Kansas capital hopes to lure migrants with work authorization to fill some of its thousands of open jobs. – Alicia A. Caldwell (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran the Post Office in 1966, IRS in 1971, and GAO in 1980 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. If those Democrats could have hired illegals instead of me, they certainly would have.)
https://www.wsj.com/us-news/the-american-city-with-a-message-for-migrants-we-want-you-69ef7049

FORBES
— Chicago EVs Froze As I Did An Easy Two Week Tesla Trip In Snowy Utah – Brad Templeton
https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradtempleton/2024/02/01/chicago-evs-froze-as-i-did-an-easy-two-week-tesla-trip-in-snowy-utah/

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Jealousy at work? Here is how to deal with it. – Rebecca Knight (COMMENT: My superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were extremely jealous. They held it against me big time a) when I avoided the draft, b) when IRS promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and GAO promoted me in 1986, c) when I bought news cars in 1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1978, etc., d) when I bought a new town home in 1972 and condos in 1974 and 1976, e) when I earned master’s degrees in business, accounting, and finance in 1976, 1980, and 1997 respectively, f) when I got married and we bought a home in Wheaton in 1978, g) when I accompanied my wife on her many business trips to luxury resorts 1978-1992, h) when I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, i) when I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, j) when I became a licensed CPA in 1981, k) when my wife and I had a home built in Wheaton in 1984, l) when I bought collector cars in 1989 and 1994, m) when I earned professional certifications in 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997, n) when etc. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I was able to do the aforesaid because I benefitted tremendously from discrimination against Democrats, minorities, females, younger people, veterans, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors had not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-deal-with-jealousy-and-envy-toward-a-coworker-2022-7

POLITICO
— Trump influence over congressional GOP spikes ever higher. Republicans are increasingly sensitive to Trump’s viewpoints and conscious of his power to upend bills that Joe Biden might be able to tout on the campaign trail. – BURGESS EVERETT, OLIVIA BEAVERS and MERIDITH MCGRAW
https://www.politico.com/news/2024/02/02/trump-congressional-republicans-influence-00139061

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— GOP Primary: Trump Leads Haley by 33 Points
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/gop_primary_trump_leads_haley_by_33_points

DAILY MAIL
— Ron DeSantis sends up to 1,000 Florida National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border to ‘stop this invasion once and for all’ because Biden doesn’t have ‘the will to get the job done’ – Rob Crilly (COMMENT: Just kidding, but when will Illinois send its national guard to Texas?)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/ron-desantis-sends-up-to-1-000-florida-national-guard-troops-to-the-texas-mexico-border-to-stop-this-invasion-once-and-for-all-because-biden-doesn-t-have-the-will-to-get-the-job-done/ar-BB1hDbgE
— Woke Squad member Ayanna Pressley claims Walgreens is RACIST for closing stores in crime-ridden areas because it is a ‘disruptive, life-threatening act of racial and economic discrimination’ – JOE HUTCHISON
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13034023/ayanna-pressley-says-walgreens-racist-store-closures-high-crime-areas.html

February 1, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Chicago City Council passes resolution calling for Gaza cease-fire – Jessica D’Onofrio and Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-city-council-gaza-update-israel-hamas-war-cease-fire-resolution/14374308/

NBC5
— Proposed Illinois bill could prohibit police traffic stops for minor offenses. The most controversial part of the bill involves stops for speeding that would not result in misdemeanors or felonies. In Illinois, that means speeding 25-35 miles an hour over the limit. – Charlie Wojciechowski
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/proposed-illinois-bill-could-prohibit-police-traffic-stops-for-minor-offenses/3343451/
— Chicago City Council approves resolution calling for ceasefire in Israel-Hamas war
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-city-council-passes-ceasefire-resolution-israel-hamas-gaza/3343352/
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/watch-the-moment-chicago-city-council-approves-a-resolution-calling-for-a-ceasefire-in-the-israel-hamas-war/3343595/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_egmTW02z1k
— Chicago set to get new public bathrooms. (COMMENT: As poverty and crime ever-increasingly increase under the Democrats and under the RINOs, how soon will your municipality provide public bathrooms?)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-set-to-get-new-public-bathrooms-heres-what-we-know-so-far/3343256/

CBS2
— Mayor Brandon Johnson casts tie-breaking vote as Chicago City Council calls for ceasefire in Gaza – Todd Feurer, Chris Tye
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/city-council-gaza-ceasefire-resolution-vote-mayor-brandon-johnson/
— Illinois lawmaker proposes restrictions on police traffic stops – Todd Feurer
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/illinois-rep-justin-slaughter-traffic-stop-legislation/
— High rate of violence against Black women in Chicago prompts call for City Council task force – Tara Molina
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/cbs-2-reports-violence-against-black-women-city-council-task-force/
— Democrats ever-increasingly puh more pot.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-company-cannabis-infused-wing-sauce-super-bowl/
— Chicago Tribune journalists to go on strike. The 24-hour strike will be the first ever for Tribune staff.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/chicago-tribune-journalists-to-go-on-strike/
— Chicago City Council calls for ceasefire in Israel-Hamas war
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwDP0WhIQhs

FOX32
— Chicago becomes largest US city to pass Gaza ceasefire resolution. Chicago City Council members cast their votes Wednesday on a resolution that calls for an “immediate” ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1404039
— Chicago passes Gaza ceasefire resolution, sparking concerns of increased anti-Semitism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2sAE30iR2I
— Palestine supporters speak out after Chicago passes ceasefire resolution
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1404118

WTTW
— Effort to Remove Donald Trump From the Illinois Primary Ballot Continues in State Court – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2024/01/31/effort-remove-donald-trump-illinois-primary-ballot-continues-state-court
— Chicago Tribune Journalists to Hold 1-Day Strike Thursday Over ‘Non-Starter’ Contract Proposals – Eunice Alpasan
https://news.wttw.com/2024/01/31/chicago-tribune-journalists-hold-1-day-strike-thursday-over-non-starter-contract

WGN RADIO
— Senate GOP Leader John Curran: There is no plan to adequately handle migrants – Pete Zimmerman
https://wgnradio.com/john-williams/senate-gop-leader-john-curran-there-is-no-plan-to-adequately-handle-migrants/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Group objecting to Donald Trump’s place on Illinois primary ballot takes its case to court – Rick Pearson
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-donald-trump-illlnois-ballot-objection-20240131-xoix5osbkjgopknk4qfai6nd3y-story.html
— Housing affordability near record low hits Black buyers particularly hard – Jarrell Dillard and Jonnelle Marte
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-housing-affordability-black-buyers-20240131-kwjxmpqy7rfdpjw35zbgjclwcm-story.html
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-nyt-biden-immigration-border-hopes-20240131-rt7hvj6v35cmlcvynym6t6akza-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/01/31/venezuelan-migrants-create-feel-of-home-for-the-holidays-hosting-party-at-lutheran-church-in-oak-park-even-as-their-housing-uncertainty-looms/
— Remove the coverings: Native American history should not go into hiding – Editorial (COMMENT: What do your critics/opponents stress to Native Americans to turn them against you? Mine stress that my ancestors on my father’s side homesteaded a farm in southeast Crete Township in 1854.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-native-american-museums-history-covered-20240131-aeujk4z3ajao5jvp5ehh5gf2oy-story.html
— Vintage Chicago Tribune: Revisiting 1924 – MARIANNE MATHER (COMMENT: What were your ancestors doing in 1924? On my father’s side, they were operating Crete’s only hardware store. On my mother’s side, they were operating a farm in Grant Park along the Indiana border.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/01/31/vintage-chicago-tribune-revisiting-1924/
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly use Taylor Swift to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/01/31/clarence-page-joe-bidens-campaign-could-use-some-star-power-paging-taylor-swift/
— Democrats ever-increasingly encourage children to be sexually active LGBTQers.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/01/31/steve-chapman-heres-why-we-shouldnt-deprive-transgender-kids-of-medical-options/
— Ever-increasingly, the mainstream news media serves as an arm of the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green parties.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/01/31/maria-prudente-newsrooms-are-disappearing-who-will-we-turn-to-for-the-truth/
— Police reform in Chicago requires that justice run in both directions – Paul Vallas
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/01/31/paul-vallas-police-reform-in-chicago-requires-that-justice-run-in-both-directions/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 3 charged in scheme directing migrants to shoplift in exchange for fake IDs, sheriff says. A trio of Mexican nationals directed recent Venezuelan migrants to steal from Magnificent Mile stores in exchange for ID cards that would allow them to get jobs, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said. – David Struett
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2024/1/30/24055792/migrants-shoplifting-fake-id-card-sheriff-tom-dart
— Chicago City Council passes Gaza cease-fire resolution as Johnson casts tie-breaking vote. After a meeting interrupted by protests that caused a one-hour delay, the mayor delivered the 24-23 vote by lobbying fence-sitting alderpersons, then voting to break the 23-23 deadlock. – Fran Spielman and Sophie Sherry
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2024/1/31/24057161/mayor-brandon-johnson-gaza-ceasefire-resolution-raucous-debate-clears-chambers
— Battle to keep Trump off Illinois primary ballot moves to state court. Objectors asked the court to move quickly and are hoping it will hear arguments as soon as Monday. – Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2024/1/31/24057030/battle-to-keep-trump-off-illinois-primary-ballot-moves-to-state-court
— Chicago Tribune’s unionized newsroom staff to go on 24-hour strike Thursday: ‘Enough is enough’ Employees are demanding fair wages and for owner Alden Global Capital to not cut its 401(k) match contribution. – Emmanuel Camarillo (COMMENT: I was a union member for almost 12 years. My critics/opponents despise if not hate unions and union members. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2024/1/31/24057349/chicago-tribune-staff-strike-reporters-thursday-alden-global-capital-newsguild-cwa
— Chicago and Cook County are looking for election judges. Why not step up? The March 19 primary is approaching, and the November general election after that. Election officials are offering incentives to attract judges. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024/1/31/24055786/chicago-and-cook-county-are-looking-for-election-judges-why-not-step-up
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly use Taylor Swift to promote hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/2/1/24057261/maga-conspiracy-taylor-swift-pentagon-asset-travis-kelce-chiefs-fox-news-cupp

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Thwarted by Elections Board, voters aiming to bar Trump from Illinois primary ballot seek expedited appeal – Leigh Giangreco
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/illinois-voters-attempt-bar-trump-primary-heads-court

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Border talk dominates law enforcement roundtable in Rockford – Jeff Kolkey
https://www.rrstar.com/story/news/local/2024/02/01/law-enforcement-gathers-for-mcgraw-campaign-roundtable-in-rockford/72422693007/

SHAW LOCAL
— GOP congressional candidates in 11th District differ on immigration, gun control – Russell Lissau
https://www.shawlocal.com/news/2024/01/31/gop-congressional-candidates-in-11th-district-differ-on-immigration-gun-control/
— Wheaton park district looks to fill board vacancy
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/2024/01/31/wheaton-park-district-looks-to-fill-board-vacancy/

JOURNAL COURIER
— House bill proposing traffic stop restrictions opposed by police, lawmakers – Ben Singson
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/illinois-house-traffic-stop-bill-condemned-18637220.php

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— How to fight back against age discrimination – Jim Miller (COMMENT: I should write a book about age discrimination.)
https://www.daily-journal.com/life/advice/how-to-fight-back-against-age-discrimination/article_eb23b27e-a462-11ee-8c32-d3b06052cfa9.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say that “Trump says VP pick won’t impact the race” and ask “So what’s he looking for in a running mate?”
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-01-31/trump-says-vp-pick-wont-impact-the-race-so-whats-he-looking-for-in-a-running-mate

NPR ILLINOIS & WGLT
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-01-31/senate-gop-split-threatens-bipartisan-border-deal-as-trump-looms-large
https://www.wglt.org/2024-01-31/senate-gop-split-threatens-bipartisan-border-deal-as-trump-looms-large

CITY OF WHEATON
— VIDEO: City Council Planning Session 1-29-24 RE: Bus regulations
https://vimeo.com/907954576

ILLINOIS NEWS BUREAU
— Whether a racial minority or majority at their school, white teachers struggle with race relations – AMBY SHARITA FORREST (COMMENT: During the almost 3 years that I worked for the Post Office, almost 9 years for GAO, and almost 18 years for GAO, I worked for, worked with, and supervised many Blacks.)
https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/920500785
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a study of white teachers’ sense of belongingness at their schools, education professor Jennifer L. Nelson found that these teachers were often ill-equipped for discussions about racial issues with Black colleagues and students because they had little prior experience thinking about or confronting race in their family, educational and previous work environments. White workers’ emotions about race and reactions to racial differences in the workplace are triggered by identity threat-induced culture shock, researchers suggest in a new study. White teachers who worked at a school where the faculty was majority Black felt shocked, rejected, uncomfortable and anxious when racial discussions arose and their racial or professional identities were challenged, the researchers found. When triggered by feeling different – regardless of whether they were a racial minority or majority in their workplace –white teachers responded by practicing social avoidance, shunning intergroup relations and ducking conversations about race. “Most of the white teachers in our sample hailed from racially segregated social worlds – attending predominantly white high schools and universities” that left them unprepared to handle race relations in their workplace, said first author Jennifer L. Nelson, a professor of education policy, organization and leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, who co-wrote the study with Tiffany D. Johnson, a business professor at Georgia Institute of Technology.)

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Fewer Migrants Are Being Bused To Chicago, Officials Say. The recent “slowdown” comes after the number of buses spiked toward the end of the year, overloading the city’s shelter system and causing people to sleep overnight on warming buses. – Madison Savedra
https://blockclubchicago.org/2024/01/31/fewer-migrants-are-being-bussed-to-chicago-officials-say/

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/01/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-224/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/01/31/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-26/
— QUESTION: Should CapitolFax.com honor the Chicago Tribune Guild’s picket line tomorrow and not post any stories from the paper? (COMMENT: I was a union member for almost 12 years. My critics/opponents despise if not hate unions and union members. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://capitolfax.com/2024/01/31/question-of-the-day-3645/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois and Chicago’s recent ‘welcoming’ programs have helped boost the cost of illegal immigration in Illinois by at least $2.2 billion over the last two years. – Ted Dabrowski and Nick Binotti
https://wirepoints.org/welcoming-programs-increase-the-cost-of-illegal-immigration-in-illinois-by-at-least-2-2-billion-wirepoints/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— As other states send units to southern border, Illinois sends National Guard to Mideast – Kevin Bessler
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_d9dc45f0-c08a-11ee-9186-2ffc2cbd0a23.html

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Charlie Kirk: ‘The left’s open borders rhetoric is pure virtue signaling’
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/653969402-charlie-kirk-the-left-s-open-borders-rhetoric-is-pure-virtue-signaling

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— NEARLY 70% OF CHICAGO VOTERS UNHAPPY WITH MAYOR’S JOB ON MIGRANT CRISIS – Dylan Sharkey
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/nearly-70-of-chicago-voters-unhappy-with-mayors-job-on-migrant-crisis/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Two ‘Squad’ members are lone votes against bill to bar Hamas members from U.S. – Victor Morton
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jan/31/cori-bush-rashida-tlaib-are-lone-votes-against-bil/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump’s next legal challenge could be about his Chicago skyscraper – Rachel Schilke
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2829814/trump-legal-challenge-chicago-skyscraper/
— Democratic Gov. Healey slammed for closing rec center in black neighborhood to house immigrants – Peyton Sorosinski
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2830017/democratic-gov-faces-backlash-community-closing-popular-sports-center-massachusetts-house-migrants/
— Biden boosted by women as he builds lead over Trump in new poll – Rachel Schilke (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, to get more votes from women, Democrat and RINO elected officials ever-increasingly give women more preference over men.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/2830227/biden-leads-trump-women-overall-new-poll/
— We have to make a more concerted effort to repel leftist candidates for local elections before they can breach the gates and cause damage for us to clean up later. – Parker Miller
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2829687/repel-the-enemy-at-the-gates/

NEW YORK POST
— Speaker Johnson accuses Biden of ‘absolute madness’ on border, warns of ‘clear and present danger’ – Josh Christenson
https://nypost.com/2024/01/31/news/house-speaker-mike-johnson-accuses-biden-of-absolute-madness-on-border-warns-of-clear-and-present-danger-as-migrant-crisis-rages/
— Biden holds six-point national lead over Trump, fueled by female voters – Diana Glebova (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, to get more votes from women, Democrat and RINO elected officials ever-increasingly give women more preference over men.)
https://nypost.com/2024/01/31/news/biden-holds-six-point-national-lead-over-trump-fueled-by-women-poll/
— Migrants who attacked NYPD cops violated ‘parole’ — Send ‘em packing – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2024/01/31/opinion/nyc-migrants-violated-parole-send-em-packing/
— NYPD seizes illegal scooters from migrant shelters amid ‘uptick’ in moped-riding bandits in NYC – Allie Griffin
https://nypost.com/2024/02/01/metro/nypd-seizes-illegal-scooters-from-migrant-shelters-amid-uptick-in-moped-riding-bandits-in-nyc/

BLAZE
— ‘Whiny snowflakes’: Billionaire Ken Griffin rips Harvard students, says he stopped donating to school over its woke values – DAVE URBANSKI
https://www.theblaze.com/news/whiny-snowflakes-billionaire-ken-griffin-rips-harvard-students-says-he-stopped-donating-to-school-over-its-woke-values

BREITBART
— Chicago City-Sponsored Migrant Shelters Filled with Rats, Rotting Food, Garbage – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/01/31/chicago-city-sponsored-migrant-shelters-filled-rats-rotting-food-garbage/
— Migrants Brutally Attack NYC Cops, Get Freed from Jail without Bail – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/01/31/watch-migrants-brutally-attack-nyc-cops-get-freed-from-jail-without-bail/
— Biden Admin-Released Migrant Crime Wave Sweeping Sanctuary Cities – BOB PRICE
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2024/01/31/biden-admin-released-migrant-crime-wave-sweeping-sanctuary-cities/
— 154 Democrats Oppose New Criminal Penalties for Illegal Aliens Leading Border Agents on High-Speed Chases – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/01/31/154-democrats-oppose-new-criminal-penalties-for-illegal-aliens-leading-border-agents-on-high-speed-chases/
— Johnson Sets Vote on Tax Bill Conservatives Call ‘Trojan Horse to Expand Welfare’ for Illegal Aliens – BRADLEY JAYE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/01/31/johnson-sets-vote-on-tax-bill-conservatives-call-trojan-horse-to-expand-welfare-for-illegal-aliens/

COLLEGE MIX
— Scientists warn: Declining academic standards mixed with DEI recipe for disaster – DANIEL NUCCIO, NIU
https://www.thecollegefix.com/scientists-warn-declining-academic-standards-mixed-with-dei-recipe-for-disaster/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Lankford Border Bill Empowers Impeachment-Bound DHS Secretary Mayorkas – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.com/post/lankford-border-bill-empowers-impeachment-bound-dhs-secretary-mayorkas

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— The New Gold Rush — The American Border – Larry Elder
https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/02/24/the-new-gold-rush-the-american-border

DAILY CALLER
— ‘These People Are Dopes’: Chicago Roasted On Social Media For Passing Resolution Supporting Gaza Ceasefire – HAROLD HUTCHISON
https://dailycaller.com/2024/01/31/chicago-roasted-social-media-passing-resolution-supporting-gaza/
— Video Appears To Show Migrants Tucked Away In Hidden Room Under Military Guard At Major US Airport – JENNIE TAER
https://dailycaller.com/2024/01/31/exclusive-video-appears-to-show-migrants-tucked-away-in-hidden-room-under-military-guard-at-major-us-airport/
— California Dems Unveil First-Of-Its-Kind Reparations Package – MARY LOU MASTERS (COMMENT: California today, Illinois tomorrow.)
https://dailycaller.com/2024/01/31/california-democrats-introduce-first-ever-reparations-package/

DAILY WIRE
— Trump Brands Bipartisan Border Deal The ‘Stupid Bill’ – Daniel Chaitin
https://www.dailywire.com/news/trump-brands-bipartisan-border-deal-the-stupid-bill

EPOCH TIMES
— Griffin Donated $5 Million to Haley Super PAC – Wim De Gent (COMMENT: What do the Haley-supporters in Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, in your school district, and in your precinct think of you? How do they treat you?)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/republican-megadonor-ken-griffin-donated-5-million-to-nikki-haley-super-pac-5577708

FEDERALIST
— The Biden Administration Is Treading On Texas’ Sovereignty – MARGOT CLEVELAND
https://thefederalist.com/2024/02/01/the-biden-administration-is-treading-on-texas-sovereignty-not-the-other-way-around/

FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM
— Congress Should Not Eliminate Per-Country Caps
https://www.fairus.org/federal-immigration-legislation/congress-should-not-eliminate-country-caps

FOX BUSINESS
— Biden will likely lose 2024 election over the border crisis. Biden did everything he can do to speed up the flow of illegals into the US. – Stuart Varney
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/stuart-varney-biden-lose-2024-election-border-crisis

FOX NEWS
— Illinois sheriffs bust migrant-run operation coercing others into stealing so they could buy fake IDs. The arrest came amid an uptick of retail theft cases in Chicago’s downtown area involving migrants. – Bradford Betz
https://www.foxnews.com/us/illinois-sheriffs-bust-migrant-run-operation-coercing-stealing-buy-fake-ids
— This deal would ‘normalize’ 5,000 migrants a day: Sen. Ted Cruz. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, discusses how Chicago’s mayor is housing illegal migrants in the airport on ‘Hannity.’
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6345970225112
— NYPD chief blasts migrants’ attack on officers as mugshots of suspects released. 4 of the men pleaded not guilty, a 5th person has been arrested and 4 others are being sought by police. – Louis Casiano By Louis Casiano
https://www.foxnews.com/us/nypd-chief-blasts-release-migrants-accused-attacking-officers-should-be-sitting-at-rikers

HOT AIR
— Democrat Governor Takes Recreation Center Away from Poor Black Kids to Give Shelter to Illegal Aliens – KAREN TOWNSEND
https://hotair.com/karen-townsend/2024/01/31/democrat-governor-takes-recreation-center-away-from-poor-black-kids-to-give-shelter-to-illegal-aliens-n608659

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Southern Illinois U Med School Scholarship Discriminating Against Non-LGBTQI+ White and Asian Students Challenged By Equal Protection Project
Short version: White and Asian (non-Pacific Islander) students cannot apply for the Meares scholarship unless they are “LGBTQI+”. So your straight White or Asian student whose “gender identity” aligns with their biological sex cannot apply. – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/01/southern-illinois-u-med-school-scholarship-discriminating-against-non-lgbtqi-white-and-asian-students-challenged-by-equal-protection-project/
— ‘Reprehensible’: NYPD Lashes Out After Four Illegals Accused of Beating Cops are Released Without Bail. The NYPD is still seeking three more suspects. All eight suspects are Venezuelan “asylum-seekers” who arrived in NYC last year. – Mary Chastain
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/01/reprehensible-nypd-lashes-out-after-four-illegals-accused-of-beating-cops-are-released-without-bail/

MRC TV
— SUVs Drop Off Illegal Aliens at California Border – EVAN POELLINGER
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/evan-poellinger/video-suvs-drop-illegal-aliens-california-border
— NY State of Crime: Illegals Who ‘Allegedly’ Beat Up 2 Cops ‘Released Without Bail’ – NICK KANGADIS
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/nick-kangadis/ny-state-crime-illegals-who-allegedly-beat-2-cops-released-without-bail

NATIONAL REVIEW
— U.S. Murder Capital, Chicago, Calls for Gaza Cease-Fire – LUTHER RAY ABEL
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/u-s-murder-capital-calls-for-gaza-cease-fire/
— Chicago City Council Passes Resolution Demanding Israel-Hamas Cease-Fire – CAROLINE DOWNEY
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/chicago-passes-resolution-demanding-israel-hamas-cease-fire-amid-high-city-crime/

NEW AMERICAN
— House Committee Votes to Impeach Mayorkas. Full House Votes Next Week – R. Cort Kirkwood
https://thenewamerican.com/us/politics/house-committee-votes-to-impeach-mayorkas-full-house-votes-next-week/

NEWSMAX
— Illinois GOP Ignores Will of the People, Pushes Anti-Trump Agenda – Mark Vargas
https://www.newsmax.com/markvargas/illinois-gop-anti-trump/2024/01/31/id/1151718/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: So back in Illinois: What’s the current position of the state Republican Party? According to the embattled state party chairman Don Tracy, the party will remain “neutral” during this primary season. In other words, they want to wait it out. It’s too early and there’s not enough data to make any predictions just yet. But again, this should come as no surprise. During the 2020 presidential primary, it was reported that owners in Tracy’s family-owned business — where he is an owner — donated $6,193 to Biden’s campaign. In 2018, owners made only a $250 donation to Trump. But it was only a year ago when Tracy wanted to reevaluate the state party’s so-called “neutrality” policy after a Trump-endorsed conservative grassroots Republican defeated the state party’s preferred establishment-backed candidate for governor in the 2022 Illinois Republican primary by 43 points. Tracy then blamed the Trump-endorsed candidate for all of the 2022 statewide midterm election losses — a move that angered the powerful and influential grassroots base of the party. And last spring key Illinois GOP party leaders, including national committeeman Richard Porter — a close friend and adviser to Tracy and Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel — endorsed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in the presidential primary. During Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair this past August, Porter was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune where on-record, he repeated a line often used by the Democrats and said that Trump was running for president simply to avoid going to jail. After both the Chicago Tribune and Illinois Review reported on his on-the-record comments, Porter was in panic mode. Realizing that his inner monologue was now public record, he offered a long, meandering follow-up statement to try and clarify his statement. But the damage was already done. But none of this is accidental and multiple sources in Illinois confirm that Illinois Republican Party leaders are playing the “neutral” card because they are holding out hope that one of Trump’s 91 criminal charges — 44 federal and 47 state — will stick and he will be jailed before the Republican National Convention in August, leaving Haley or DeSantis as the Republican nominee for president who will face Biden in November. State party leaders will emphatically and publicly deny that this is the strategy, but this is the truth. And it’s the only reason that explains why they are remaining selectively neutral this presidential primary season — for fear of angering DeSantis or Haley by coming out so quickly in support of Trump. But the pattern is clear. Last March, the Illinois Republican Party hosted a fundraiser that featured former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr, who served as attorney general under Trump. Barr frequently attacks Trump in media interviews and says the GOP presidential front-runner is destroying the Republican Party. And who served on the host committee? Tracy and Porter. And when former President Trump visited southern Illinois in June 2022, none of the state party leaders, including Tracy and Porter bothered to show up. That’s right: The 45th president of the United States of America and the leader of the national party shows up in your backyard, and the state Republican party leaders decide to skip the party. It’s no wonder Democrats control every lever in the state — the establishment, anti-Trump Republicans within the state party allow it.)
— Giuliani watches illegals pummel cops, issues grim warning – Eric Bolling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLMgcF2O1Sg

TOWNHALL
— Youngkin and Other GOP Governors Are Right to Stand With Texas – Rich Anderson
https://townhall.com/columnists/rich-anderson/2024/01/31/gov-glenn-youngkin-and-other-gop-governors-are-right-to-stand-with-texas-n2634368
— The Razor Thin Margin of Freedom – Jerry Newcombe
https://townhall.com/columnists/jerrynewcombe/2024/02/01/the-razor-thin-margin-of-freedom-n2634459
— GA State Senator Captures Video Showing Groups of Illegal Migrants Hidden In Rooms at ATL Airport – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/01/31/a-ga-state-senator-appears-to-show-groups-of-illegal-immigrants-in-a-room-at-atl-airport-n2634457
— The Fall of Rome, Updated – Ann Coulter
https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2024/01/31/the-fall-of-rome-updated-n2634447
— Biden Gives FREE STUFF to GAY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Bam00vsmes

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Challenger to ‘RINO’ Senator Earns Party Endorsement, Makes Commitment to Threaten Mitch McConnell’s Position – C. Douglas Golden
https://www.westernjournal.com/challenger-rino-senator-earns-party-endorsement-makes-commitment-threaten-mitch-mcconnells-position/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

C-SPAN
— Speaker Johnson Delivers First Floor Speech on Border Security and Immigration Policy. Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) uses his first official floor speech since his election last fall to criticize the Biden administration’s border security policies and accuses the administration of “incentivizing” people to come into the U.S. illegally.
https://www.c-span.org/video/?c5104634/speaker-johnson-delivers-floor-speech-border-security-immigration-policy

NBC NEWS
— Democrat and RINO leaders deny that the bipartisan border deal would allow 5,000 illegal crossings per day.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/does-new-immigration-bill-5000-illegal-border-crossings-per-day-rcna136656
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly use slavery to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/black-students-empowered-ft-monroe-trip-slavery-birthplace-rcna134788

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Republican Georgia governor Brian Kemp signs bill that would define antisemitism in state law – Jeff Amy (COMMENT: Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans as being antisemites, and especially Republicans like me who are conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. Democrats encourage/use/force Jewish people to take adverse actions against Republicans like me. I should write a book about the aforesaid. I would focus on the on the many/big adverse actions that my Democrat Post Office (1966-1969), IRS (1971-1980) and GAO (1980-1997) superiors succeeded in getting my many Jewish superiors and supervisors to take against me. Those adverse actions include forcing me to resign in 1969, disallowing my travel vouchers in 1974, disallowing my education expenses in 1978, forcing me to suffer a $22,996/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, never promoting me beyond GS-13, always ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. I would also focus on Money Magazine’s 4-page February 1978 article on me.)
https://www.wfxg.com/story/50404534/georgia-governor-signs-bill-that-would-define-antisemitism-in-state-law

NEWSWEEK
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly use Taylor Swift to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.newsweek.com/liz-cheney-taylor-swift-national-treasure-republicans-1865788

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP FOLD: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/31/us/us-immigration-asylum-border.html
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly a) run America and b) blame Republicans for all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/31/opinion/racist-backlash-history.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump holds large lead over Haley in South Carolina, Post-Monmouth poll finds. The former S.C. governor has seen her favorability fall in her home state while Trump’s has improved. – Dan Balz, Scott Clement and Emily Guskin
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/02/01/south-carolina-poll-post-monmouth/
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly use Taylor Swift to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/01/31/taylor-swift-trump-maga-politics/
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/01/31/gop-says-no-need-new-immigration-laws-thats-not-what-it-used-say/

USA TODAY
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/01/31/lgbtq-youth-aunts-support-parents-family/72352607007/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Democrats ever-increasingly promote more obesity.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2024/01/31/advocates-sign-obesity-bill-of-rights/72356030007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Chicago Votes for Hamas. Mayor Brandon Johnson supports a cease-fire . . . in Gaza, not Chicago. – Editorial (COMMENT: Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans as being antisemites, and especially Republicans like me who are conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. Democrats encourage/use/force Jewish people to take adverse actions against Republicans like me. I should write a book about the aforesaid. I would focus on the on the many/big adverse actions that my Democrat Post Office (1966-1969), IRS (1971-1980) and GAO (1980-1997) superiors succeeded in getting my many Jewish superiors and supervisors to take against me. Those adverse actions include forcing me to resign in 1969, disallowing my travel vouchers in 1974, disallowing my education expenses in 1978, forcing me to suffer a $22,996/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, never promoting me beyond GS-13, always ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. I would also focus on Money Magazine’s 4-page February 1978 article on me.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/brandon-johnson-chicago-cease-fire-resolution-gaza-israel-2e7cd658
— Anticipate/expect hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters to ever-increasingly use Taylor Swift to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/taylor-swift-psyop-theory-donald-trump-travis-kelce-nfl-kansas-city-chiefs-joe-biden-288d7091
— In the ‘Asian Century,’ Indians and Chinese Flee. Why are the brightest and wealthiest so eager to leave these supposedly ascendant countries? – Sadanand Dhume
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-the-asian-century-indians-and-chinese-migrate-away-skilled-wealthy-immigrants-1702a683

KKTV
— “Colorado Springs is not a sanctuary city” officials react after first group of migrants arrive in Colorado Springs – Jared Dean (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect ever-increasing pressure from the Democrat and RINO leaders in your municipality to officially make your municipality a sanctuary for illegals, Democrats, RINOs, minorities, females, younger people, poor people, homeless people, LGBTQers, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.kktv.com/2024/02/01/colorado-springs-is-not-sanctuary-city-officials-react-after-first-group-migrants-arrive-colorado-springs/
https://www.kktv.com/video/2024/02/01/watch-county-leaders-say-they-will-not-declare-sanctuary-city-migrants-arrive-colorado-springs/

FORBES
— Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson Casts Tie-Breaking Vote To Pass Pro-Gaza Ceasefire Resolution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ4IsDPlsyk
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/saradorn/2024/01/31/why-biden-cant-easily-shut-down-the-border-as-both-he-and-trump-have-suggested/
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly use DEI to destroy Republicans.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/janicegassam/2024/01/31/3-of-the-most-popular-dei-myths-debunked/

MONEY TALKS
— The Average Payment for 9 Types of Social Security Recipients – Brandon Ballenger (COMMENT: Because I get a Civil Service Retirement System pension, even though I paid into Social Security 1964-1974 while I washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, delivered mail, worked on an automobile assembly line, sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances, and pumped more gasoline, my Social Security is dramatically reduced – it is only $2,945/year. Because Medicare now costs me $3,266/year, all my Social Security goes to pay Medicare and I had to pay Medicare $321 more for 2024.)
https://www.moneytalksnews.com/slideshows/heres-the-average-social-security-benefit/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Retired workers Number of beneficiaries: 50.1 million (75% of all Social Security beneficiaries) Average annual benefit: $22,860)

REASON
— Ever-increasingly, at the request of Democrat and RINO leaders, citizens of foreign countries are illegally invading America.
https://reason.com/volokh/2024/01/31/more-on-why-immigration-is-not-invasion/
https://reason.com/volokh/2024/01/31/how-biden-can-alleviate-pressure-on-the-border-by-making-legal-migration-easier/

SLASH GEAR
— Ford 10-Speed Transmission: The Most Common Problems – PRARTHANA GOPAL (COMMENT: I am one of the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against Ford over this transmission. I represent Mustang owners in Illinois. SEE: https://dockets.justia.com/docket/illinois/ilndce/1:2023cv04130/435016 The lawsuit has since been transferred to Massachusetts.)
https://www.slashgear.com/1490143/ford-10-speed-transmission-common-problems/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In 2017, Ford debuted the 10R80 transmission, which it had developed in collaboration with General Motors. The new transmission was first introduced in Ford F-150 trucks, but it soon became a mainstay in other models like the Mustang, Expedition, Lincoln Navigator, and Ranger, among others. The 10R80 was designed to provide more power and fuel efficiency, allowing drivers to experience a more responsive and nimble handling experience. That said, problems soon began to surface with the 10-speed automatic transmission. Owners of Ford passenger vehicles experienced various issues, ranging from jerky driving to delayed gear shifting and more. Over time, consistent problems with the transmission system led to multiple consumer complaints and even lawsuits against Ford. Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission has made an appearance in several Ford vehicles over the years, but it has also become the subject of multiple lawsuits. Plaintiffs have repeatedly alleged that the 10R80 transmission is defective. Some have also claimed that the auto manufacturer has known about this problem since 2018. A lawsuit, filed with the Massachusetts State Court on April 18, 2023, stated: “A common design and/or manufacturing defect in Ford’s 10R80 transmissions is a potentially life-threatening safety issue, and Ford has refused to recall or replace the defective Transmissions.” . . . Ford, on the other hand, refuted several of these allegations, asserting that the plaintiffs didn’t seek prompt servicing for their vehicles. Ford also pointed out that the complainants continued to use their cars despite these issues surfacing — a fact that could negate the severity of the claims. . .One of the most common issues that people have experienced with Ford vehicles that used the 10R80 transmission was the “sluggish” pace of gear changes. Some drivers also allegedly experienced violent and sudden shifts from one gear to the other.)