June 15, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

DAILY HERALD
— Batavia considers policy on displaying flags at city hall – Susan Sarkauskas (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240613/news/batavia-considers-policy-on-displaying-flags-at-city-hall/

CBS2
— CBS 2 asks Chicago city official why migrants are being evicted from shelters (COMMENT: How many illegals have Democrats sent to your county, township, municipality, and school district? Democrats ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihfvGQO_v8Q
— Chicago deputy mayor explains enforcement of 60-day shelter stay limits for migrants
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYK1k8M8_UI
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-to-walk-in-my-shoes-drug-addiction/

WGN9
— Military recruitment shortfall: Should US bring back the draft? – Ryan Bass (COMMENT: Especially during the 1960s and 1970s, Democrats demonized, denigrated, and condemned a) Vietnam War veterans and b) Republicans who avoided the Vietnam War draft.)
https://wgntv.com/news/national/military-recruitment-shortfall-should-us-bring-back-the-draft/
— Democrats ever-increasingly use Juneteenth to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/juneteenth-freedom-day-2024-chicago-illinois-events/

WBEZ
— Illinois Republicans grapple with mail voting amid mixed signals from Trump — ‘We have to adapt’  A greater share of Chicago area Republicans cast their ballots by mail in March compared to the 2022 primary, but they were still vastly outpaced by Democrats in using a voting system that has become increasingly popular. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://www.wbez.org/democracy/2024/06/14/vote-by-mail-republicans-illinois-donald-trump
— No extremist groups on list barring Chicago police officer membership, only street gangs. The document includes 675 gang factions that department members are forbidden from joining – but no hate or extremist groups. A police spokesperson indicated such groups will be identified on a case-by-case basis. – Tom Schuba and Dan Mihalopoulos (COMMENT: I should write a book about those who hinted/implied/argued/shouted the loudest that TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) were extremist/hate groups. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me. I served as the TAPROOT chairman 2005-2012 and as an ICRC Steering Committee member 2003-2007.)
https://www.wbez.org/extremism-in-the-ranks/2024/06/14/chicago-police-hate-groups-cops-barred-new-policy

WGLT
— Milwaukee reacts to Trump comments – Evan Casey
https://www.wglt.org/2024-06-14/milwaukee-reacts-to-trump-comments
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But a Trump spokesperson says those comments were falsely characterized and he was talking about crime. A source who was in the room also reiterated to NPR that Trump was talking about crime and said he mentioned several cities. The source asked to remain anonymous to discuss details of a private meeting. And the former President Trump discussed the comment himself during an interview with Fox News. DONALD TRUMP: “I think it was very clear what I meant. I said, we’re very concerned with crime. I love Milwaukee. I have great friends in Milwaukee. But it’s – as you know, the crime numbers are terrible, and we have to be very careful.”)

FOX ILLINOIS
— GAO details billions of wasted taxpayer dollars – KAYLA GASKINS  (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997 wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/head-of-government-accountability-office-details-billions-of-wasted-taxpayer-dollars-gao-report-military-branches-communication-research-medicare-properties-real-estate-national-debt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhe4X9Z-6ck

CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/about-us/news/chicago-park-district-announces-first-ever-gender-inclusive-policies-practices-and

CAPITOL FAX
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/06/14/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-105/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

JOHN KASS
— China’s Revenge for Opium Wars: Our Fentanyl Epidemic – Greg Ganske (COMMENT: Countries that want to destroy America flood America with fentanyl.)
https://johnkassnews.com/chinas-revenge-for-opium-wars-our-fentanyl-epidemic/

LAKE COUNTY GAZETTE
— Carris bashes Schneider over stance on allowing illegal immigrants in census for congressional representation in 10th congressional district.
https://lakecountygazette.com/stories/660606239-carris-bashes-schneider-over-stance-on-allowing-illegal-immigrants-in-census-for-congressional-representation-in-10th-congressional-district

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Group warns increased cannabis use connected to youth self-harm – Jim Talamonti (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_dcb84284-29a7-11ef-9364-83cd5f74277e.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCE

NEW YORK POST
— How non-citizens are getting voter registration forms across the US — and how Republicans are trying to stop it. – Josh Christenson (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that many millions of illegals will use their false identifications to register to vote and to vote for Biden.)
https://nypost.com/2024/06/14/us-news/how-non-citizens-are-getting-voter-registration-forms-across-the-us-and-how-republicans-are-trying-to-stop-it/
— Senate Republicans sink Democrats’ IVF legislation, push their own bill – Ryan King (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly use IVF to promote more hated against Republicans. I should write a book my Chicago office Democrat GAO superiors and how they severely punished me because my wife and I gave up trying to have children without trying IVF. They knew full-well that our doctor had advised us against it because both of us had major fertility problems. They stressed that my wife’s health insurance covered IVF. They fully expected/demanded that we adopt and/or become foster parents which we did not do.)
https://nypost.com/2024/06/13/us-news/senate-republicans-sink-democrats-ivf-bill-push-their-version/
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://nypost.com/2024/06/14/us-news/legal-cannabis-industry-seeks-government-help-dealing-with-red-tape/

AMAC
— Biden administration is using illegal immigrants to turn red states blue – Bobby Charles:
https://justthenews.com/videos/bobby-charles-biden-administration-using-illegal-immigrants-turn-red-states-blue
— ‘Unqualified DEI hire?’ – Vivek Saxena  (COMMENT: All my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me a) were Democrats who had less work experience than I had, b) were Democrats who had less education than I had, c) were Democrats who had fewer professional certifications than I had or no professional certifications, d) were Democrats who had no professional license like the one I had and/or were Democrats who were minority, female, younger than me, 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, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and national origin discrimination.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/06/14/unqualified-dei-hire-congress-wants-brief-on-kamalas-secret-service-agent-who-attacked-bosses-1465714/

CENTER SQUARE
— GAO identifies tens of billions of dollars of government waste – Casey Harper (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997 wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/article_d26cee76-29aa-11ef-9c4c-afc2fee02b9a.html

DAILY SIGNAL
— The West Is Sick of the New Woke Jihadism – Victor Davis Hanson
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/06/14/the-west-is-sick-of-the-new-woke-jihadism/
— FBI Suspends Employee’s Clearance After Probing Trump Support – Fred Lucas, Tyler O’Neil (COMMENT: My Democrat GAO superiors were furious when CNN caught me camcording Bob Dole’s speech in Wheaton on July 4, 1996.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/06/10/fbi-suspends-employees-clearance-probing-trump-support-covid-19-views/

FOX NEWS
— Steve Harvey defends giving Kamala Harris easy questions to help admin ‘get the word out’  ‘They owe us,’ Harvey declared about racial reparations, joking, ‘I’ll go down there!’ – Alexander Hall (COMMENT: My Republican critics/opponents have always been extremely critical of questions that I have asked or might ask Republican candidates as a GOPUSA reporter. I should write a book about my Republican critics/opponents, their Republican candidates, the questions that they did not want me to ask or feared that I would ask their Republican candidates, and what they did to stop me from asking their Republican candidates questions and punished me for asking questions. I would focus on Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000. I would focus on those candidates who have blamed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their defeats.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/steve-harvey-defends-giving-kamala-harris-easy-questions-to-help-admin-get-the-word-out

HOT AIR
— Republican U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance Wants to Stop all Federal DEI Programs – J.D. DAVIDSON (COMMENT: My critics/opponents use DEI to get rid of Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, have more money than they have, Protestant, German American, and/or who have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. They certainly use DEI against me. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://hotair.com/headlines/2024/06/14/vance-wants-to-stop-all-federal-dei-programs-n3790264

JUDICIAL WATCH
— Joe Biden Watched His Dog Commander Bite Secret Service Agents, Then Accused Them of Lying. (COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me the most for my not being a dog owner like they are.)
https://www.judicialwatch.org/report-joe-biden-watched-his-dog-commander-bite-secret-service-agents-then-accused-them-of-lying/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— My critics/opponents use DEI to get rid of Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, have more money than they have, Protestant, German American, and/or who have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. They certainly use DEI against me. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/why-are-some-house-republicans-voting-to-preserve-dei/

NEWSMAX
— Biden Eyes Work Permits, Benefits for Illegal Migrants
https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/joe-biden-immigration-border/2024/06/13/id/1168681/

TOWNHALL
— The Middle Class Built America. They Now Take a Backseat to Illegal Immigrants. – James Fitzpatrick (COMMENT: It is ever-increasingly difficult/impossible to be middle class without having a college degree. My father frequently decried his not having a college degree. That motived me to earn one even though I was not viewed as being “college material.”)
https://townhall.com/columnists/james-fitzpatrick/2024/06/15/the-middle-class-built-america-they-now-take-a-backseat-to-illegal-immigrants-n2640497

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CBS NEWS
— Biden preparing to offer legal status to undocumented immigrants who have lived in U.S. for 10 years – Camilo Montoya-Galvez (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/biden-plan-undocumented-immigrants-legal-status-10-years-in-u-s-married/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Democrats ever-increasingly use Hollywood against Trump.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/hollywood-s-a-listers-are-lining-up-behind-joe-biden-will-their-support-matter-in-november/ar-BB1o7ZvC

MSN
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more transgenderism.
https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/judge-declares-florida-s-medicaid-ban-on-transgender-care-unconstitutional/vi-BB1odLxQ
— Minorities and females who continue blame their problems on Whites and/or on men continue to want race and gender based preference giving to continue to a) ask for/demand it, b) vote for candidates who promise it, and c) destroy those like me who oppose it. I should write a book about the aforesaid. I would focus on minorities and females and those who pander to them who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/students-undeterred-by-affirmative-action-ruling-application-trends-show/ar-BB1o6d6R

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE: Democrats ever-increasingly use IVF against Republicans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/13/us/baptists-gop-different-paths-ivf.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH PICTURE: Democrats ever-increasingly use the Pope against Republicans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/14/us/pope-francis-slur-catholics.html
— House G.O.P. Pushes Through Defense Bill Nixing Abortion Access Policy – Robert Jimison
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/14/us/politics/house-defense-bill-abortion.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly use “reproductive rights,” that is, abortion, contraception, and IVF against Republicans.
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/abortion-ivf-republicans-election-2024-f044dc5b
— FRONT PAGE: Why Democrats Keep Losing the Battle for Small-Town America. Voters in rural North Carolina reflect the mounting challenges facing President Biden in swing states, voicing discontent with the economy, illegal immigration and inflation. – Valerie Bauerlein
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/north-carolina-election-democrats-republicans-d012db6c

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW
— Chicago’s Paid Leave and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Takes Effect Soon – Are You Ready? – Kathleen A. Barrett, Lydia Pincsak (COMMENT: Ever since I started working part-time for the Park Forest Post Office when I was 18 years old in 1966, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been furious about my benefitting from generous federal vacation and sick leave policies.)
https://natlawreview.com/article/chicagos-paid-leave-and-paid-sick-leave-ordinance-takes-effect-soon-are-you-ready

DAILY MAIL NEWS
— Trump’s Age Newsworthy Today (COMMENT: How old are you? I am 75. How much has your health declined? As I get older, I ever-increasingly fight age discrimination. When I turned 40 in 1988, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my superiors with age discrimination. Even before that, I complained about their up-or-out policies. They wrote me off as being too old because they had not promoted me to GS-13 (currently $118,439/year) before I was 25, to GS-14 (currently $136,414/year) before I was 30, to GS-15 (currently 160,458/year) before I was 35, and to Senior Executive Service (currently $191,900/year) before I was 40. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take a $22,996/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars, a downgrade from GS-12 Step 5 to GS-9 Step 10) to transfer from IRS. They did not promote me to GS-13 until I was 38 in 1986. In defense of my age, I stress the GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters that I continue to put together and send out each and every morning.)
https://dailyemailnews.com/trumps-age-newsworthy-today/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The former president’s age is currently front-and-center in the national landscape, as Donald Trump turns 78 today. Both he and 81-year-old Joe Biden are setting records as the oldest major-party candidates ever to run for U.S. president. The age and cognitive sharpness of both candidates have dominated the discourse this election cycle, overshadowing policy discussions as the November 5 election approaches. . .A February Reuters/Ipsos poll revealed that 78% of Americans, including 71% of Democrats, believe Biden is too old for government service. About 53% felt the same about Trump, who served as president from 2017 to 2021. “It’s not about age, it’s about mental competence,” commented Trump campaign spokesperson Karoline Leavitt, who stated Trump remains “sharp as a tack with elite stamina.” Presidential historian Timothy Naftali claimed that while Trump exudes energy in public, it does not necessarily correlate with mental acuity. “It’s not clear listening to the two men who’s in better command of his faculties,” he said. History professor Allan Lichtman noted that Trump’s own gaffes could raise concerns about his cognitive health.)

AUTO WEEK
— Car companies are now planning for a future that isn’t 100% EV – TODD LASSA
https://www.autoweek.com/news/a61085028/electric-vehicle-market-outlook/

June 14, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrats ever-increasingly use abortion to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/13/supreme-court-abortion-medication-access-decision/
— Cook County appoints insider as new inspector general. –  A.D. QUIG  (COMMENT: I worked extensively with federal inspector general offices while I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 Levels, currently $115,439-$150,075/year and as a member of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter Executive Committee 1983-1996. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and I became a licensed CPA in 1981. I became a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/13/county-appoints-insider-as-new-inspector-general/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A new watchdog will be taking over the Cook County Office of the Independent Inspector General, responsible for rooting out waste, fraud and corruption across much of county government. The post, which has not had a permanent leader since the fall of 2022, will be filled by current Deputy IG Tirrell Paxton. County commissioners approved his appointment unanimously on Thursday. A certified public accountant and fraud examiner, Paxton has worked in the office for more than 14 years. In a hearing on his appointment on Wednesday, he pledged to “work diligently” to maintain the office’s progress since its founding in 2007.)
— Lessons from my father – Willie Wilson (COMMENT: My outstanding father died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. By then he had put me on track a) to earn a bachelor’s degree in 1970 (NIU-management), b) to earn master’s degrees in 1976 (Loyola-business), 1980 (DePaul-accounting), and 1997 (IIT-finance), c) to earn professional certifications in 1979 (accounting), 1981 (internal auditing), 1990 (fraud examination), 1994 (government financial management), 1996 (financial services auditing), and 1997 (forensic accounting), and d) to earn a professional license in 1981 (CPA).)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/13/opinion-father-lessons-work-ethic-faith/
— Judge rightly halts state Democrats’ cynical bid to cement supermajorities. Show a little humility, Illinois Democrats. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/13/editorial-partisan-slating-super-majorities-democrats-republicans/
— Chicago Teachers Union presents demands in advance of first-ever public bargaining session with Chicago Public Schools – MOLLY MORROW
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/13/chicago-teachers-union-presents-demands-in-advance-of-first-ever-public-bargaining-session-with-chicago-public-schools/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Mayor Brandon Johnson sure looks good while running away from questions. Give the mayor credit. The $30,000 he spent on his hair and makeup didn’t come from taxpayers. He used campaign funds. That’s something. – Neil Steinberg
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/06/13/brandon-johnson-campaign-funds-haircuts-styling-makeup-costs-steinberg
— Democrats ever-increasingly use abortion to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/06/13/the-ripple-effect-of-overturning-roe-v-wade
— Democrats ever-increasingly use illegal immigration to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/other-views/2024/06/13/daca-president-joe-biden-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-immigration-dreamers-delia-ramirez
— Democrats ever-increasingly use Juneteenth to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment-and-culture/2024/06/13/juneteenth-celebrations-chicago-2024-events-history-slavery-emancipation-proclamation-nation-holiday

DAILY HERALD
— Democrats ever-increasingly use LGBTQ to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240613/news/batavia-considers-policy-on-displaying-flags-at-city-hall/
— About half of US adults approve of Trump’s conviction, but views of him remain stable – AP (COMMEMT: What adverse actions have been taken against you? I should write a book about the impact that adverse actions taken against me has had on those around me. My Democrat Post Office superiors disallowed my sick leave requests in 1968 and 1969 and forced me to resign in 1969. My Firestone Store boss rudely/threadedly fired me because I had accepted a job offer from Oldsmobile in 1971. My Democrat IRS superiors disallowed my travel vouchers in 1974 and my education deductions in 1978. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take a $22,996/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. They always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes. They forced me to take their early retirement “offer” when I was 49 in 1997.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240613/nation-and-world-politics/ap-norc-poll-about-half-of-us-adults-approve-of-trumps-conviction-but-views-of-him-remain-stable/

ABC7
— Trump returns to Capitol Hill and meets with Republican lawmakers, a first since Jan. 6 attack. Trump discussed immigration and the economy. AP
https://abc7chicago.com/post/donald-trump-returns-washington-plot-2024-election-strategy/14943615/
— President Biden says he won’t offer commutation to his son Hunter after gun sentence. – AP  (COMMENT: I have had an FOID card since I was 20 years old in 1968. I have never used an illegal drug and I never will.)
https://abc7chicago.com/post/president-joe-biden-g7-summit-2024-hunter/14945099/
— 8 climate protesters arrested during Congressional Baseball Game. The annual baseball game was met with pro-Palestinian and climate protesters. – Riley Hoffman, Brittany Shepherd, Tommy Barone, and Jacob Steinberg
https://abc7chicago.com/post/8-climate-protesters-arrested-during-congressional-baseball-game/14943865/
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly push more pot on Blacks.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/ascend-wellness-marijuana-company-celebrating-juneteenth-supporting-englewood/14945994/
— Democrats ever-increasingly use LGBTQ to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/pride-chicago-2024-world-gay-boxing-championship-pushes/14945484/
— Democrats ever-increasingly use illegal immigration to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://abc7.com/post/didnt-want-leave-country-salvadoran-woman-seeking-asylum/14945324/

NBC5
— Democrats ever-increasingly use LGBTQ to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/when-is-the-chicago-pride-parade-2024-heres-what-to-know/3463372/
— Democrats ever-increasingly use abortion to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/what-is-mifepristone-and-what-does-the-scotus-ruling-mean-heres-an-explanation/3463060/
— Democrats ever-increasingly use contraception to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-abortion-advocates-react-supreme-court-ruling-mifepristone/3463769/
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/what-is-mifepristone-and-what-does-the-scotus-ruling-mean-heres-an-explanation/3463060/
— Democrats ever-increasingly use Juneteenth to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/is-there-mail-service-on-juneteenth-heres-whats-open-closed-on-the-holiday/3463312/

CBS2
— Migrants frustrated at being forced out of Chicago shelters as city enforces 60-day stay limit – Sabrina Franza
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/migrants-frustrated-forced-out-chicago-shelters-city-enforces-limit/
— Democrats ever-increasingly use LGBTQ to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/once-of-symbol-of-gay-hate-an-old-chicago-police-station-now-a-haven-for-lgbtq-seniors/

WGN9
— Student loans: Why millions can skip their July payment. – Addy Bink (COMMENT: Did you get a student loan? Because I worked my way through college, I graduate debt-free from NIU in 1970 owning a 1969 Dodge Charger. That enabled me a) to buy a new 1972 Corvette because that Charger was stolen in 1971, b) to take graduate evening business courses at Loyola in starting in 1972, c) to buy a new town home in University Park in 1972, d) to buy a new 1974 Dodge Dart because my 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air was stolen in 1973, e) to buy an studio condo in downtown Chicago in 1974, f) to trade that condo into the building’s developer for a one bedroom condo in 1976, g) etc.)
https://wgntv.com/news/student-loans-why-millions-can-skip-their-july-payment/
— Democrats ever-increasingly use LGBTQ to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://wgntv.com/pride-stories-of-chicagos-very-own/gay-for-a-day-documents-chicago-pride-parade-of-1976/
https://wgntv.com/politics-3/ap-politics/ap-judge-blocks-bidens-title-ix-rule-in-four-states-dealing-a-blow-to-protections-for-lgbtq-students/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIICtHhbxAU
— Democrats ever-increasingly use illegal immigration to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://wgntv.com/news/illinois/new-illinois-laws-go-into-effect-on-july-1-2024-drivers-licenses-noncitizens/

FOX32
— Trump has ‘sort of a pretty good idea’ of VP pick; may announce during RNC. – Louis Casiano and Aishah Hasnie
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-vice-president-pick-announcement-rnc
— Reaction in Chicago to Supreme Court mifepristone ruling: ‘chemical warfare against the unborn’ – Kasey Chronis
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-reaction-supreme-court-mifepristone-ruling

WTTW
— Democrats ever-increasingly use abortion to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://news.wttw.com/2024/06/13/unanimous-supreme-court-preserves-access-widely-used-abortion-medication
— Democrats ever-increasingly use LGBTQ to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://interactive.wttw.com/remembering-chicago/anita-bryant-protest-medinah-temple

WGN RADIO
— Get to know your dad this Father’s Day – Hayley Boyd (COMMENT: My outstanding father died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. By then he had put me on track a) to earn a bachelor’s degree in 1970 (NIU-management), b) to earn master’s degrees in 1976 (Loyola-business), 1980 (DePaul-accounting), and 1997 (IIT-finance), c) to earn professional certifications in 1979 (accounting), 1981 (internal auditing), 1990 (fraud examination), 1994 (government financial management), 1996 (financial services auditing), and 1997 (forensic accounting), and d) to earn a professional license in 1981 (CPA).)
https://wgnradio.com/bob-sirott/get-to-know-your-dad-this-fathers-day/

WBEZ
— Female doctors often provide better care for patients, but they’re being ‘chased out of medicine’ – Kaitlin Washburn (COMMENT: My Democrat superiors in the federal government chased out their employees who were conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestor who had been in America for a long time. My Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO leaders of conservative and Republican organizations continue to chase out their members who are the aforesaid.)
https://www.wbez.org/health-wellness/2024/06/13/women-in-medicine-chicago-medical-professionals-healthcare-outcomes

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Democrats ever-increasingly use abortion to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.shawlocal.com/daily-chronicle/2024/06/13/abortion-rights-rally-planned-in-dekalb-to-mark-2-years-since-roe-overturned/

JOURNAL TOPICS TIMES COURIER
— Democrats ever-increasingly use LGBTQ to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://jg-tc.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/the-ex-bombers-live-at-charlestons-first-pride-celebration-at-the-uptowner/article_3a1a1e72-2807-11ef-aa40-8f78f8272d2f.html

SOUTHERN
— Republicans, including detractors, embrace Trump in return to Washington after Jan. 6. – Lalee Ibssa, Lauren Peller, and Soo Rin Kim (COMMENT: Since 1999, as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, I have always supported those candidates who won Republican primaries including those candidates who blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I should write about those candidates who have blamed me and blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their defeats.)
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/06/13/trump-returning-to-washington-to-plot-second-term-strategy-with-republican-lawmakers/
— Democrats ever-increasingly use abortion, contraception, and IVF to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/06/13/trump-yet-to-clarify-his-abortion-pill-policy-as-scotus-rules-on-mifepristone/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump, GOP lawmakers meet in show of ‘tremendous unity’ – CORY SMITH
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/trump-gop-lawmakers-meet-in-show-of-unity-congress-politics-election-donald-trump-mike-johnson-house-senate-george-washington-university

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD & WAND TV
— Trump refers to Milwaukee as ‘horrible’ just before the city hosts the Republican convention.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-trump-refers-to-milwaukee-as-horrible-just-before-the-city-hosts-the-republican-convention/
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/trump-refers-to-milwaukee-as-horrible-just-before-the-city-hosts-the-republican-convention/article_ab3c00c4-5fd1-53bb-b826-26960bb22cad.html

WCIA
— Democrats say “Donald Trump’s 78th birthday becomes a show of loyalty for his fans and fellow Republicans.”
https://www.wcia.com/news/politics/ap-politics/ap-donald-trumps-78th-birthday-becomes-a-show-of-loyalty-for-his-fans-and-fellow-republicans/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump met with GOP lawmakers in Washington to rally support, push for unity. – Claudia Grisales, Barbara Sprunt, Deirdre Walsh, Jeongyoon Han
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-06-13/trump-met-with-gop-lawmakers-in-washington-to-rally-support-push-for-unity
— The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime and therefore homelessness.
https://www.nprillinois.org/equity-justice/2024-06-13/uchicago-research-produces-surprising-information-about-homelessness

CHICAGO READER
— Democrats ever-increasingly use LGBTQ to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://chicagoreader.com/tag/vol-53-no-19/

CHICAGO CONTRARIAN
— Ordinary Chicago Residents Need to Learn How to Complain – JACK LUCEY (COMMENT: My critics/opponents destroy those who complain. I have increasingly complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and national origin discrimination. I should write about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.chicagocontrarian.com/blog/chicago-residents-need-to-learn-how-to-complain

CHALKBEAT
— What percent of the students in your school district proficient in reading and math?
https://www.chalkbeat.org/chicago/2024/06/13/initial-state-test-scores-reading-math-pandemic/

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Democrats ever-increasingly use LGBTQ to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://blockclubchicago.org/2024/06/13/juneteenth-2024-here-are-40-parades-marches-barbecues-and-more-to-celebrate/
https://blockclubchicago.org/2024/06/13/lgbtq-alcohol-free-dance-party-to-return-due-to-high-demand-hot-people-get-8-hours-of-sleep/

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/06/14/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-310/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/06/13/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-104/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Politics is nasty/vicious. Democrats are nasty/vicious. Generally, people vote for candidates who share their demographics. The more that it looks like Trump will win on November 5, 2024, the more hatred that Democrats will promote against Republicans and especially against Republicans who share Trump’s demographics: heterosexual, conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, non-veteran, married, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. Because Biden shares the aforesaid demographics with Trump except political beliefs, religion, and national origin, anticipate/expect that Democrats will ever-increasingly promote more hated against conservatives, Protestants, and German Americans. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. What does voting for Democrat candidates say about you? It says that you want dependency on government and charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and national origin discrimination. Political consultants who claim to be Republican but who are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, or RINOs advise Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders to go “Democrat-Lite,” if not to go woke, if not to go anti-conservative, if not to promote the aforesaid planks in the Democrat Party platform. I have been a member of the American Association of Political Consultants since 2001. I served on the board of directors of its Midwest Chapter 2001-2004. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What are your demographics? What does the future look like for those who share your demographics? Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, your future is ever-increasingly bleaker the more of the following that you are: heterosexual, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, non-veteran, married, Protestant, German American, and/or if you have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly give more and more and more preference to those who are the following: LGBTQ, liberal/moderate, non-Republican, non-American, minority, female, younger, poor, veteran, unmarried, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time. To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DEI is the cause of campus antisemitism – Breccan F. Thies
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/education/3043517/dei-campus-antisemitism-expert/
— Biden’s DOJ is targeting gender ‘medicine’ naysayers – Mike Gonzalez
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/fairness-justice/3039948/bidens-doj-targeting-gender-medicine-naysayers/

NEW YORK POST
— Trump’s ‘horrible city’ comment on Milwaukee was about ‘policies,’ says NY congresswoman who provoked response. – Amy Sikma (COMMENT: Democrats, RINOs, and other anti-conservatives hinted/implied/argued/shouted Wheaton was a horrible city until they took it over.)
https://nypost.com/2024/06/13/us-news/trumps-horrible-city-comment-on-milwaukee-was-about-policies-says-ny-congresswoman-who-provoked-response/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Tyson Foods fires American employees while employing illegal aliens – Anthony Gonzalez
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/06/tyson_foods_fires_american_employees_while_employing_illegal_aliens.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— California committee greenlights $800 billion reparations measure – Vivek Saxena (COMMENT: Affirmative Action and DEI are reparations.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/06/13/california-committee-greenlights-800-billion-reparations-measure-1465503/

BLAZE
— Biden admin is not properly vetting illegal aliens, government watchdog finds: ‘At risk of admitting dangerous persons’ – CANDACE HATHAWAY
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-admin-is-not-properly-vetting-illegal-aliens-government-watchdog-finds-at-risk-of-admitting-dangerous-persons

BREITBART
— Joe Biden OKs ‘DACA 2’ Parole Amnesty – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/2024-election/2024/06/13/report-joe-biden-oks-daca-2-parole-amnesty/
— ICE Chief: ‘Quite Common’ for DHS to Have ‘No Information’ on Migrants Freed into U.S. from Southern Border – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/06/13/ice-chief-quite-common-for-dhs-to-have-no-information-on-migrants-freed-into-u-s-from-southern-border/

CENTER SQUARE
— OUTSTANDING: Vance wants to stop all federal DEI programs – J.D. Davidson
https://www.thecentersquare.com/ohio/article_faf4a05e-298d-11ef-8bd9-c31c5fdd2fc1.html

COLLEGE FIX
— ‘Tearing America Apart’: New book confronts ‘anti-white racism’ – SAMANTHA SWENSON
https://www.thecollegefix.com/tearing-america-apart-new-book-confronts-anti-white-racism/

DAILY CALLER
— Chicago Mayor Says Migrant Crisis Is ‘Unsustainable’ As He Kicks Them Out Of Shelters – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2024/06/13/brandon-johnson-migrant-crisis-unsustainable-kick-out-shelters/
—  The West Is Sick Of The New Woke Jihadism – VICTOR DAVIS HANSON:
https://dailycaller.com/2024/06/13/victor-davis-hanson-woke-jihad-hamas-palestine-protests/

DAILY SIGNAL
— ‘No Alternative But to Sue.’ ACLU Takes Action Against Biden’s Southern Border Order – Virginia Allen
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/06/13/no-alternative-but-sue-aclu-takes-action-against-bidens-southern-border-order/

EPOCH TIMES
— Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Abortion Drug Mifepristone – Matthew Vadum
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/supreme-court-rejects-challenge-to-abortion-drug-mifepristone-5659430

FEDERALIST
— In Agreement With Trump, 6 In 10 Voters Back Mass Deportations Of Illegal Aliens – SHAWN FLEETWOOD
https://thefederalist.com/2024/06/13/poll-in-agreement-with-trump-6-in-10-voters-back-mass-deportations-of-illegal-aliens/
— Southern Baptist Convention Passes Anti-IVF Resolution After Emotional Debate – MONROE HARLESS
https://thefederalist.com/2024/06/13/southern-baptist-convention-passes-anti-ivf-resolution-after-emotional-debate/

FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM
— Is That REALLY a Homeless Shelter for Needy Americans or…Illegal Alien Housing? (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly use IVF to promote more hated against Republicans. I should write a book my Chicago office Democrat GAO superiors and how they severely punished me because my wife and I gave up trying to have children without trying IVF. They knew full-well that our doctor had advised against it because both of us had major fertility problems. They stressed that my wife’s health insurance covered IVF. They fully expected/demanded that we adopt and/or become foster parents which we did not do.)
https://www.fairus.org/blog/2024/06/13/really-homeless-shelter-needy-americans-orillegal-alien-housing

FOX NEWS
— Homelessness skyrockets in Chicago as migrants surge into shelter. The city says it has 40,000 more migrants since 2022. – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/homelessness-skyrockets-sanctuary-city-migrants-surge-shelter
— DEI doesn’t bring Americans together, it divides us. DEI is ‘a destructive ideology that breeds hatred and racial division,’ Sen JD Vance says. – Greg Gutfeld (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/greg-gutfeld-dei-doesnt-bring-americans-together-divides-us
— OUTSTANDING: This bill aims to end DEI across the federal government. –  Greg Gutfeld
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6354978606112
— OUTSTANDING: Tool to stop illegal immigrant employment (E-Verify) comes to Senate as border crisis rages. ‘Our legislation would ensure that businesses only hire legal workers,’ Senator Romney said. – Julia Johnson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tool-stop-illegal-immigrant-employment-comes-senate-border-crisis-rages
— ‘Destruction of due process’: Rand Paul leads dozens of senators condemning Trump ‘show trial’ in NY. Former President Trump’s conviction is ‘nothing short of the evisceration of the American judicial process,’ lawmakers write. – Julia Johnson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/destruction-due-process-rand-paul-leads-dozens-senators-condemning-trump-show-trial-ny

LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY
— Biden planning a path to citizenship for potentially 1.1 million illegal aliens. – Pat Droney
https://lawenforcementtoday.com/closed-border-biden-planning-a-scheme-to-pave-a-path-to-citizenship-for-potentially-1-1-million-illegal-aliens

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— OUTSTANDING: Senator J.D. Vance and Other Republicans Introduce Bill to Ban DEI Policies in Government. – MIKE LACHANCE
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/06/senator-j-d-vance-and-other-republicans-introduce-bill-to-ban-dei-policies-in-government/amp/

LIFEZETTE
— Wokeism In Our Universities: An Authoritarian Threat To Be Defeated – ROB MANESS
https://www.lifezette.com/video/2024/06/wokeism-in-our-universities-an-authoritarian-threat-to-be-defeated-the-rob-maness-show-ep-368/?utm_source=right-rail-trending

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Hamas Makes Fools of Everyone
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/hamas-makes-fools-of-everyone/

NEW AMERICAN
— OUTSTANDING: GOP Lawmakers Seek to Dismantle Federal DEI Apparatus – Michael Tennant
https://thenewamerican.com/us/gop-lawmakers-seek-to-dismantle-federal-dei-apparatus/

ROMNEY
— OUTSTANDING: Romney, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Mandate E-Verify, Eliminate Key Driver of Illegal Immigration
https://www.romney.senate.gov/romney-colleagues-introduce-bill-to-mandate-e-verify-eliminate-key-driver-of-illegal-immigration/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CNN
— Democrats say “Inside Trump’s gripe-filled meeting with House GOP and his reunion with McConnell.”
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/inside-trump-s-gripe-filled-meeting-with-house-gop-and-his-reunion-with-mcconnell/article_52aaae11-0b81-5fc7-bbda-0c290c71a8a2.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Democrats say “Cheers, cake and a fist-bump from GOP as Trump returns to Capitol Hill in a first since Jan. 6 riot.”
https://www.wcia.com/news/politics/ap-politics/ap-trump-is-returning-to-capitol-hill-to-meet-with-republican-lawmakers-a-first-since-jan-6-attack/

MSN
— California Paying for Illegal Migrants to Gender Transition Sparks Fury – James Bickerton
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/california-paying-for-illegal-migrants-to-gender-transition-sparks-fury/ar-AA1mwsjM
— Democrats ever-increasingly run America and destroy you if you do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/anti-woke-dad-accused-teachers-of-grooming-kids-he-got-hit-with-a-20-million-lawsuit/ar-BB1oboxc
— OUTSTANDING: Republicans push bill to ban DEI programs from federal agencies and stop schools using federal funds for them.
https://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/world/republicans-push-bill-to-ban-dei-programs-from-federal-agencies-and-stop-schools-using-federal-funds-for-them/ar-BB1obdn1
— Democrat college applicants continue to ask for preference because they are minority and/or female.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/students-undeterred-by-affirmative-action-ruling-application-trends-show/ar-BB1o6d6R

REUTERS
— Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans. Illegals are soldiers in the Democrat Party Army.
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/pro-trump-influencers-fire-up-fears-migrant-invasion-ahead-us-election-2024-06-13/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats say “Trump Returns to Washington With Renewed Grip on the G.O.P.” (COMMENT: How many leaders of Republican organizations in Illinois boycotted the Illinois Republican Party State Convention because they despise/hate Trump?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/13/us/politics/trump-washington-senate-house.html
— Hate filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote the hate-filled Trump-hating Pritzker.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/13/us/politics/trump-jb-pritzker-felony.html
— Democrats say “Senate G.O.P. Blocks I.V.F. Access Bill as Democrats Press for Political Edge.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/13/us/politics/ivf-access-bill-republicans.html
— What Happens to Gifted Children – David Brooks (COMMENT: My critics/opponents have always painted themselves as being gifted. They have always stressed a) that my ACT score was only 24, b) that I only just barely made it into the upper 20% of my high school class, c) that I got no scholarships, d) that none of my degrees are from Ivy League universities, and d) that others got better scores than I did on the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/13/opinion/gifted-children-intelligence.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH BIG PICTURE: With New Powers, City Cracks Down on Rogue Cannabis Shops – Ashley Southall (COMMENT: I led the successful fight to stop the sale of pot in Wheaton.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/13/nyregion/nyc-weed-cannabis-shops.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2024/06/13/dei-ban-vance/
— Democrats ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn Christians.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/06/13/trump-christian-right-abortion-prayer/

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— Envy at Work – Tanya Menon and Leigh Thompson (COMMENT: Starting in 1966 when I was 18 years old, I increasingly had more academic and/or professional accomplishments than many, most, if not virtually all of my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates. I earned a bachelor’s degree in 1970 (NIU-management). I earned master’s degrees in 1976 (Loyola-business), 1980 (DePaul-accounting), and 1997 (IIT-finance). I earned professional certifications in 1979 (accounting), 1981 (internal auditing), 1990 (fraud examination), 1994 (government financial management), 1996 (financial services auditing), and 1997 (forensic accounting).  I earned a professional license in 1981 (CPA).)
https://hbr.org/2010/04/envy-at-work

AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE & THE HILL
— Democrats ever-increasingly use illegal immigration to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.aei.org/op-eds/cutting-outdated-work-restrictions-can-ease-americas-immigration-crisis/
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/4718695-cutting-outdated-work-restrictions-can-ease-americas-immigration-crisis/

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK & FEDERAL TIMES & GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Senate GOP blocks bill to expand IVF access as advocates call for better FEHB coverage. A Democrat-led bill aiming to broadly expand IVF access has specific implications for feds through the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program. – Drew Friedman (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly use IVF to promote more hated against Republicans. I should write a book my Chicago office Democrat GAO superiors and how they severely punished me because my wife and I gave up trying to have children without trying IVF. They knew full-well that our doctor had advised against it because both of us had major fertility problems. They stressed that my wife’s health insurance covered IVF. They fully expected/demanded that we adopt and/or become foster parents which we did not do.)
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/congress/2024/06/senate-gop-blocks-bill-to-expand-ivf-access-as-advocates-call-for-better-fehb-coverage/
https://www.federaltimes.com/management/pay-benefits/health-care/2024/06/13/senate-republicans-block-bill-to-expand-ivf-coverage-for-fed-workers/
https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2024/06/republicans-block-expanded-vitro-coverage-feds-house-and-senate/397377/?oref=ge-home-top-story

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
— Democrats ever-increasingly use abortion to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.splcenter.org/anti-abortion-movement/goals
https://www.splcenter.org/presscenter/splc-releases-new-report-exposing-anti-abortion-extremist-movement
https://www.splcenter.org/anti-abortion-movement/restrictions

POLITICO
— Democrats ever-increasingly use IVF to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.politico.com/live-updates/2024/06/13/congress/gop-blocks-ivf-bill-00163214
— These Three Politicians Once Looked Like the Future of the GOP. 72 Hours Later the Dream Was Dead. An alternative history of a party that might have been, brought to you by the former selves of Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley and Tim Scott. – MICHAEL KRUSE
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2024/06/14/trump-gop-future-moment-south-carolina-00162767

WINDY CITY TIMES
— SPLC finds six anti-LGBTQ+ groups in Illinois – Andrew Davis (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition were hate groups. I should write about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://windycitytimes.com/2024/06/13/splc-finds-six-anti-lgbtq-groups-in-illinois/

June 4, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Saint Ignatius priest grazed while confronting suspected catalytic converter thieves in Little Italy – Rob Hughes
https://abc7chicago.com/post/italy-chicago-shooting-today-st-ignatius-priest-jeremiah/14907272/
— Democrats ever-increasingly crow about their success in forcing LGBTQ on everyone.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/mayor-brandon-johnson-local-leaders-raise-progress-pride/14906569/
— Democrats ever-increasingly use Juneteenth to promote more hatred against Republicans. My Democrat superiors in the federal government had great success in promoting hatred against Republicans. I became eligible to take early retirement in 1993 when I was 45 years old. I was able to survive another 4 years before my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” and gave by Black subordinate my job and my preferred corner office. If there had been as much Democrat-generated hatred within GAO against Republicans back then as there is now, they would have succeeded in forcing me to retire much sooner. They forced me to retire when I was 49 years old in 1997 even though I had earned my third job-related master’s degree and my sixth job-related professional certification that year. Previously, I had earned job related professional certifications in 1996,1994,1990, 1981, and 1979 and I had earned a job-related professional license in 1981.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/cook-county-city-chicago-officials-encourage-community-submit/14906518/

NBC5
— ‘Flash mob’ involving hundreds of teens leads to cancellation of suburban carnival. Posen police said just before 7 p.m. Sunday that officers were working to disperse crowds after a “large fight” broke out, the second such incident to take place at the carnival since it began. – Regina Waldroup (COMMENT: Posen today, your municipality tomorrow.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/suburban-carnival-abruptly-shut-down-early-due-to-large-fight-police-say/3453275/
— Sidewalk snow removal pilot sparks intense debate among Chicago lawmakers (COMMENT: My wife and I walked to/from Wheaton train stations 1978-1997. We greatly appreciated those homeowners who shoveled their sidewalks.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/sidewalk-snow-removal-pilot-sparks-intense-debate-among-chicago-lawmakers/3453897/
— Peloton users report bike systems ‘freezing’ following latest software update (COMMENT: Recently, I bought a Gotrax Dolphin from Amazon.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/peloton-users-report-bike-systems-freezing-following-latest-software-update/3454101/

CBS2
— Catalytic converter thief fires shots at priest near Chicago Catholic school, UIC – Darius Johnson, Todd Feurer, Adam Harrington
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/st-ignatius-shots-fired-at-priest-catalytic-converter-thieves/
— Chicago alderwoman believes she was targeted with signs about Gaza because she is Jewish – Adam Harrington, Natalie Goldstick, Steffanie Dupree
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-alderwoman-signs-gaza/
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/long-delays-hurdles-asylum-seekers-chicago-work-permits/

FOX32
— Chicago gunmen open fire on Jesuit priest after he catches them stealing catalytic converter
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-gunmen-open-fire-jesuit-priest-catalytic-converter-theft
— Chicago woman suffers miscarriage after she and husband attacked by teens in Streeterville
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-woman-husband-attacked-teens-streeterville
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGwxkjtc3NY
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-pride-month-flag-raising
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM71TV2Vg6s

WTTW
— After Would-Be Illinois GOP Candidates Sue, Judge Considering Whether Slated Candidates Can Appear on November Ballot – Hannah Meisel (COMMENT: U.S. President was the only contested Republican primary race in my precinct. One office would have been “no candidate” if it had not been filled by write-in. As Democrats ever-increasingly run Illinois, anticipate/expect fewer and fewer and fewer candidates will run as Republicans. Further, anticipate/expect that fewer and fewer and fewer of them will be conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, non-poor, married, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://news.wttw.com/2024/06/03/after-would-be-illinois-gop-candidates-sue-judge-considering-whether-slated-candidates
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Sangamon County judge is weighing whether to block a new state law that bans the long-practiced tradition of political parties slating candidates for a general election after sitting out of a primary race. Democrats who control the General Assembly pushed the measure through the legislative process and Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed it into law in a matter of days last month, arguing that slating is unfair to voters who didn’t get a say in a primary contest. Several would-be Republican candidates then sued over the law, claiming it’s unfair to ban the practice in the middle of an election cycle.)

WBEZ
— Ahead of the DNC, Chicago IG warns about police tactics, ‘insufficient’ training. Experts flag issues leading up to the Democratic National Convention in August, including foreign interference.
https://www.wbez.org/reset-with-sasha-ann-simons/2024/06/03/ahead-of-the-dnc-chicago-ig-warns-about-police-tactics-insufficient-training

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Dolton trustees override Mayor Tiffany Henyard’s veto, solidifying the hiring of Lori Lightfoot as special investigator. – OLIVIA STEVENS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/03/dolton-trustees-override-mayor-tiffany-henyards-veto-solidifying-the-hiring-of-lori-lightfoot-as-special-investigator/
— Hemp can get you high. Illinois needs to better protect its minors. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/03/editorial-hemp-can-get-you-high-illinois-needs-to-better-protect-its-minors/
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/03/cannabis-dispensary-with-1950s-diner-theme-to-open-in-niles/
— Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, anticipate/expect to see fewer and fewer and fewer people who are conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, married, gun owners, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/03/fox-valley-mall-in-aurora-wins-international-award-for-its-multicultural-events/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: College graduates are concerned pro-Palestinian activism could deter future employers. – ZAREEN SYED (COMMENT: When you were in high school and college, were you an activist? I was not. I was not active in Republican politics while I attended Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, UIC 1966-1968, NIU 1969-1970, Loyola 1972-1976, and DePaul 1976-1980. If I had been active in Republican politics, the Democrats who ran the Park Forest Post Office in 1966, IRS in 1971, and GAO in 1980 would not have hired me.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/04/college-graduates-are-concerned-pro-palestinian-activism-could-deter-future-employers/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/lgbtq/2024/06/03/pride-month-flag-daley-plaza
— Democrats ever-increasingly use Juneteenth to promote more hatred against Republicans. Democrats ever-increasingly paint Democrats as having been the Union Army in Civil War and Republicans as having been the Confederacy.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2024/06/03/juneteenth-cook-county-chicago-illinois

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Democrats ever-increasingly make students sexually active LGBTQers.
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2024/06/03/city/evanston-pride-youth-car-parade-cultivates-safe-space-amidst-increased-anti-lgbtq-legislation-nationwide/

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that you should pay: heterosexual, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-veteran, non-poor, married, gun owner, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
https://evanstonroundtable.com/2024/06/03/letter-to-the-editor-dont-dignify-the-lawsuit-targeting-reparations/

SOUTHERN
— Who do hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters want the Republican presidential candidate to be instead of Trump?
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/06/04/majority-of-independents-and-double-haters-think-trump-should-end-2024-campaign-poll/

WMBD RADIO
— Judge considering whether slated candidates can appear on November ballot
https://wmbdradio.com/2024/06/04/judge-considering-whether-slated-candidates-can-appear-on-november-ballot/

WIFR
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more contraception.
https://www.wifr.com/2024/06/03/gov-pritzker-pushes-contraception-protections-federal-level/

25 NEWS NOW
— Democrats ever-increasingly push LGBTQ on everyone.
https://www.25newsnow.com/video/2024/06/04/illinois-is-beacon-hope-lgbtq-community-says-state-lawmaker-peoria/

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://blockclubchicago.org/2024/06/03/19-chicago-lgbtq-organizations-to-support-year-round/

ILLINOIS PATCH
— Democrats ever-increasingly crow about their success in taking adverse actions against Trump. How many demographics do you share with Trump? Trump and I share lots of demographics. I should write a book about the adverse actions that my Democrat GAO, IRS, Firestone Stores, and Post Office superiors took against me. Further, I should write another book about the adverse actions that my Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO leaders in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois have taken and continue to take against me.
https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/il-patch-readers-agree-trump-conviction-slim-margin

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/06/04/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-302/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Illinois lobbyist Pat Brady, who switched from GOP to Democrats, is an ‘absolute traitor’ who ‘would sell out anyone for those thirty pieces of silver’ – Dan Proft (COMMENT: I should write a book about the many big adverse actions that Pat Brady, his operatives, and his dupes have taken against me.)
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/660323468-proft-illinois-lobbyist-pat-brady-who-switched-from-gop-to-democrats-is-an-absolute-traitor-who-would-sell-out-anyone-for-those-thirty-pieces-of-silver

KANE COUNTY REPORTER
— Enrollment Analysis: Hispanic students comprised 45.7% of Kane County’s districts student body in 2021-22 school year
https://kanecountyreporter.com/stories/660250750-enrollment-analysis-hispanic-students-comprised-45-7-of-kane-county-s-districts-student-body-in-2021-22-school-year

SOUTHLAND JOURNAL
— To promote diversity is to promote discrimination against those who are conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, married, gun owners, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
https://thesouthlandjournal.com/ballys-chicago-casino-to-host-diversity-vendor-fair-on-june-11/

SOUTH COOK NEWS
— There were 267,255 Hispanic students enrolled in Cook County districts in 2021-22 school year
https://southcooknews.com/stories/660250818-there-were-267-255-hispanic-students-enrolled-in-cook-county-districts-in-2021-22-school-year

LAKE COUNTY GAZETTE
— There were 41,466 Hispanic students enrolled in Lake County school districts in the 2021-22 school year, according to the Illinois State Board of Education report.
https://lakecountygazette.com/stories/660250754-how-many-hispanic-students-were-enrolled-in-lake-county-districts-in-2021-22-school-year

WIREPOINTS
— The evidence so far on Illinois’ ‘Evidence-Based Funding’ for K-12 schools: It’s a flop – Ted Dabrowski, John Klingner and Nick Binotti
https://wirepoints.org/the-evidence-so-far-on-illinois-evidence-based-funding-for-k-12-schools-its-a-flop-wirepoints-special-report/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— Big City Blacks, Hispanics Bail on Biden and Democrats – MARK VARGAS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/06/vargas-big-city-blacks-hispanics-bail-on-biden-and-democrats.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Harvard faculty drops mandatory diversity statements in latest blow to DEI push – Valerie Richardson (COMMENT: To promote diversity is to promote discrimination against those who are conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, married, gun owners, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jun/3/harvard-faculty-drops-mandatory-diversity-statemen/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Brandon Johnson’s agenda will make Chicago schools less safe – Matt Lamb
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/3025697/brandon-johnsons-agenda-chicago-schools-less-safe/
— Democrats launch offensive against Republican IVF initiative with new bill. – Ailin Vilches Arguello
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/senate/3026084/democrats-offensive-against-republican-ivf-initiative-new-bill/
— The anti-CPAC: A conference for conservatives that prioritize debate not grandstanding – Erin Dunne (COMMENT: I not only attended but helped sponsor many CPACs, but not recently.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/1484642/the-anti-cpac-a-conference-for-conservatives-that-prioritize-debate-not-grandstanding/
— Harvard eliminates DEI requirement for some tenure-track professors – Emily Hallas (COMMENT: To promote DEI is to promote discrimination against those who are conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, married, gun owners, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/education/3026670/harvard-eliminates-dei-requirement-some-tenure-track-professors/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Mexico Elects Sheinbaum as President. State of the Union: The left-populist is open to working with Trump on border enforcement. – Mason Letteau Stallings (COMMENT: Constructively, Mexico has declared war on America.)
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/mexico-elects-sheinbaum-as-president/

AMERICAN FAMILY NEWS
— No vacation for the agenda: ‘Pride’ push prevails, even when school is out. – Bob Kellogg, Charlie Butts (COMMENT: How successful have Democrats been making the students in your school district sexual active LGBTQers?)
https://afn.net/education/2024/06/03/no-vacation-for-the-agenda-pride-push-prevails-even-when-school-is-out/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Biden’s sneaky back-door amnesty for illegals – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/06/biden_s_sneaky_back_door_amnesty_for_illegals.html

BREITBART
— Biden to Announce Symbolic Election-Year Border Curbs – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/2024-election/2024/06/03/report-biden-announce-symbolic-border-curbs/
— Backdoor Border: Hundreds of Thousands of Migrants Stay in U.S. Thanks to Case Dismissals. – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/06/03/backdoor-border-hundreds-of-thousands-of-migrants-stay-in-u-s-thanks-to-case-dismissals/

COLLEGE FIX
— Don’t say ‘America’: Michigan State has 140+ employees working on 222 DEI action items. – MJ CADMAN
https://www.thecollegefix.com/dont-say-america-michigan-state-has-140-employees-working-on-222-dei-action-items/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Trump Stronger After ‘Conviction’ – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.com/post/trump-stronger-after-conviction

DAILY CALLER
— There’s A Long List Of Reasons To Toss Trump’s Conviction — But His Appeal Venue Isn’t The Friendliest – KATELYNN RICHARDSON (COMMENT: The judges and justices in Diersen v. GAO promoted Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, they promoted patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and/or national origin discrimination.)
https://dailycaller.com/2024/06/03/trumps-conviction-appeal-venue/

DAILY SIGNAL
— America Is Under Attack – Johnny Cochran
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/06/03/america-is-under-attack/

FOX NEWS
— Chicago leader to stop sharing crime alerts with constituents because they create bad ‘perception’ Alderwoman Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth cited research that states the over-reporting of crime negatively impacts the marginalized and underserved. – Louis Casiano (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime. Democrats run the news media. Anticipate/expect ever-increasing underreporting of poverty and crime.)
https://www.foxnews.com/us/blue-city-leader-stop-sharing-crime-alerts-constituents-because-create-bad-perception
— Trump vows to fire generals who push wokeness: ‘You can’t have a woke military’ Trump tells ‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ US has a ‘great military’ that must be focused on winning wars. – Bailee Hill
https://www.foxnews.com/media/trump-vows-fire-generals-push-wokeness-cant-woke-military
— Epoch Education CEO Dr. Nancy Dome called employees who don’t accept notions included in CRT, such as the existence of “White privilege,” a “poison to culture and climate,” and criticized equality in favor of equity. The DEI firm’s YouTube videos, meanwhile, espouse CRT’s tenets and indicate that color blindness isn’t sufficient. – Hannah Grossman
https://www.foxnews.com/media/school-district-dei-trainer-says-american-flag-hate-symbol-resisting-employees-fired

JUDICIAL WATCH
— TRUMP VERDICT OUTRAGE: CAN THE COUNTRY BE SAVED?!
https://www.judicialwatch.org/videos/trump-verdict-outrage-can-the-country-be-saved/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Harvard Faculty End Mandatory DEI Statements in Hiring – CAROLINE DOWNEY
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/harvard-faculty-end-mandatory-dei-statements-in-hiring/

PJ MEDIA
— Barack Obama Offered Jeremiah Wright Hush Money During 2008 Campaign – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/matt-margolis/2024/06/03/obama-offered-jeremiah-wright-hush-money-during-2008-campaign-n4929574

TOWNHALL
— Crime and Punishment in Joe Biden’s America – Brent Bozell III
https://townhall.com/columnists/brentbozelliii/2024/06/04/crime-and-punishment-in-joe-bidens-america-n2639947#google_vignette

TURNING POINT USA
— State Department DEI Practices have led to Inefficiencies in Hiring – Stephen Davis (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and Post Office in 1966 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.tpusa.com/live/new-report-claims-state-department-dei-practices-have-led-to-inefficiencies-in-hiring

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

THE HILL
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://thehill.com/homenews/lgbtq/4700827-biden-campaign-looks-to-mobilize-lgbtq-voters-with-pride-month-media-blitz/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— CEOs made nearly 200 times what their workers got paid last year (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always viciously demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being grossly overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree in 1970, b) job-related master’s degrees in 1976, 1980, and 1997, c) job-related professional certifications in 1979, 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997, and d) a job-related professional license in 1981.)
https://apnews.com/article/ceo-pay-compensation-ratio-workers-fa25db3338b68ad9eb395dfd46190383

MSN
— What Car Is The Most Woke? – Amber DaSilv (COMMENT: The vehicles that you own say more about you than anything that you can say about yourself.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/what-car-is-the-most-woke/ar-BB1nymHl

NEW YORK TIMES
— Another Milestone in Mexico: Its First Jewish President – Simon Romero and Natalie Kitroeff
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/03/world/americas/claudia-sheinbaum-jewish-mexico-president.html
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2024/05/24/us/politics/trump-election-results-doubt.html
— Benjamin B. Bolger has 14 advanced degrees, plus an associate’s and a bachelor’s. I have only 4 degrees, a 1997 master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT, a 1980 master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, a 1976 MBA from Loyola, and a 1970 bachelor’s degree in management from NIU.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/03/magazine/benjamin-bolger-college-harvard-yale.html

WASHINGTON POST
— If Trump is not elected president on November 5, 2024, no Republican president will ever be elected president again.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/06/03/mexico-sheinbaum-morena-one-party-state/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Democrats focus on getting everyone to despise/hate Republicans. I should write about what my Democrat GAO superiors did to get my Black GAO subordinates to despise/hate me. When I was 49 years old in 1997, they succeeded in forcing me to retire and they gave one of my Black subordinates my job and my preferred corner office.
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2024-06-03/we-refuse-american-history-juneteenth

USA TODAY
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2024/06/03/gay-transgender-least-most-welcoming-states/73909721007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Mexico Hands More Power to the Left. President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum and her Morena party win big. The peso and stock market fell in response. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/claudia-sheinbaum-mexico-presidential-election-amlo-xochitl-galvez-f70301fd

https://www.wsj.com/world/americas/mexico-election-president-claudia-sheinbaum-af55cbce

FORBES
— Garmin DriveCam 76 Review: Finally, A GPS Device With A Built-In Dash Camera – William Roberson (COMMENT: I am considering buying this for my 2018 Chevrolet Cruze LT.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/billroberson/2023/02/28/garmin-drivecam-76-finally-a-gps-device-with-a-built-in-dash-camera/

HARVAD BUSINESS REVIEW & FORBES & INC.
— Democrat and RINO employers ever-increasingly use DEI to not hire Republicans and to get rid of their Republican employees.
https://hbr.org/2024/06/research-why-companies-should-disclose-their-lack-of-progress-on-dei
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbeshumanresourcescouncil/2024/06/03/stop-the-dei-backslide-with-these-4-steps/?sh=3d3bdc484910
https://www.inc.com/sarah-lynch/business-leaders-arent-abandoning-dei-even-if-staying-quiet.html

SOUTH COAST TODAY
— What are e-bikes? Here’s what riders say you need to know. – Matthew Ferreira (COMMENT: Recently, I bought a Gotrax Dolphin from Amazon.)
https://www.southcoasttoday.com/story/news/2024/06/03/what-are-e-bikes-and-can-you-ride-them-on-the-road-cycling-experts-give-pros-and-cons/73909707007/

POLITICO
— More Republicans now identify as working or lower class than Democrats. And white voters without a college education, once a core Democratic constituency, remain a key element of Trump’s reelection bid heading into November. – TOM MCGRATH (COMMENT: My parents were conservative Republicans. Neither of them attended college. My father was the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. He never earned more than $50,000/year in today’s dollars. He almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills. He often decried his not having a college degree. He died suddenly when he was 47 and I was 21. My mother never attended high school.)
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2024/06/04/yuppies-donald-trump-book-excerpt-00160689

June 1, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois Republicans slam Trump conviction. ‘Stalin would be proud’ said state Rep. Adam Niemerg, R-Dieterich. Even more moderate Illinois Republicans who don’t support the former president said they were “troubled” by the case that resulted in a conviction on 34 felony counts in New York. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2024/05/31/donald-trump-hush-money-conviction-illinois-republicans-reaction
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a state where Donald Trump has divided many Republicans, Illinois GOP leaders were united in their condemnation of the former president’s conviction for falsifying business records, blasting what they deemed a “sham trial,” a “fraud case” — and downright “chicken s—.” Soon after a New York jury on Thursday found the presumptive GOP presidential nominee guilty in a hush-money case, Illinois Republican Party chairman Don Tracy called it “a political prosecution the likes of which occur in banana republics but not previously in these United States.” “Democrat activist investigators and prosecutors have relentlessly hounded President Trump for years,” Tracy said in a statement. “This weaponization of the judicial system has weakened our country here and in the eyes of the world, which I’m sure President Biden will savor while he vacations in Delaware as his handlers make critical decisions for the country.” Illinois Republican National Committee member Richard Porter, who has criticized Trump — and who backed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in the GOP presidential primary — accused Democrats of “perverting the judicial system for political purposes.” “Everyone sees what happened in Manhattan, the second most Democrat county in the nation — where Democrat prosecutors are trying to take his money, with a fraud case in which no one was defrauded, and take his liberty with a criminal case in which no crime was committed,” Porter said in an email. “It’s just another example of how Democrats turn all institutions against the people they are supposed to be serving. Democrats will rue the day that they chose this path,” he said, suggesting President Joe Biden could face prosecution down the line. “There are many, many more Republican county prosecutors than Democrat county prosecutors across the country, and they are watching what the New York County district attorney did and are taking notes,” Porter said. “Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, too.” How will the Biden campaign exploit the Trump hush money guilty verdict? Even self-declared “Never-Trump” Illinois Republicans slammed the verdict, including former Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, who said he was “troubled by how this case was charged.” “People in Manhattan were looking for a reason to convict. He was low-hanging fruit, based on electoral results in that area,” Durkin said, adding that he thought the case should have been brought to election authorities, not a criminal court. “It’s easy to dislike Donald Trump… But I also have respect for the way the justice system is applied, and I thought this was an egregious example of selective prosecution by the Manhattan district attorney,” Durkin said. “Now he can say he got a conviction on Donald Trump. I’m still not sure what crime it was.” The barbs were even sharper from Republicans downstate, where Trump remains immensely popular outside the solid blue Chicago area. “Joseph Stalin would be proud,” said state Rep. Adam Niemerg, R-Dieterich, a member of the far-right Illinois Freedom Caucus of the General Assembly. “The Democrats have shown that they cannot be trusted to be anywhere near power. They must be stopped and the only way to do that is for Donald Trump to win in a landslide in November.” Fellow Freedom Caucus Blaine Wilhour, R-Beecher City, bemoaned “the trampling of our Constitution by the worst people imaginable.” “The same people who allow criminals to murder, rape, and commit unspeakable acts of violence have the audacity to prosecute a former President of the country,” Wilhour said in a statement. “The American people see right through this, and they will come out in huge numbers to vote for President Trump because they understand the battle facing us is not one of politics and political disagreement — it is truly good versus evil.” Former gubernatorial and congressional candidate Darren Bailey — and a former Freedom Caucus member until he gave up his southern Illinois state Senate seat — exclaimed on social media: “I don’t cuss, but this is chicken s—!” Rep. Mike Bost, a staunch Trump supporter who beat Bailey as GOP nominee for the 12th Congressional District, said “New York’s six-week sham trial against President Trump has eroded the public’s trust in our legal system in a way that will take years to overcome… Even after today’s verdict, he is strengthened with an American public that is fed up with liberals weaponizing the legal system for their partisan political gain.” Rep. Darin LaHood, the central Illinois congressman who has periodically criticized Trump but endorsed his 2024 comeback bid, said, “This political prosecution undermines the rule of law and faith in our justice system. It should be overturned on appeal.” LaHood is hosting House Speaker Mike Johnson Saturday at the Peoria-Tazewell Lincoln Day Dinner, a marquee event on the state GOP calendar. “This was a purely political exercise, not a legal one,” Johnson said in a statement. “President Trump will rightfully appeal this absurd verdict—and he WILL WIN.”)
— 10,560 Illinois-based Mexican nationals to vote in historic presidential election. Up to 1,500 Mexicans with a voting ID will be eligible to vote at the Mexican Consulate of Chicago by 6 p.m. on Sunday. – Andrea Flores (COMMENT: Constructively, Mexico and many other countries have declared war on America. I am 100% German American. 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://chicago.suntimes.com/la-voz/2024/05/31/mexican-nationals-to-vote-in-historic-presidential-election
— Mexican nationals in Chicago get to vote for the first time to elect Mexico’s president. The election marks the first time that Mexicans abroad are able to vote by mail, electronically or in person across 23 locations around the world, including several U.S cities. – Adriana Cardona-Maguigad (COMMENT: Constructively, Mexico and many other countries have declared war on America. I am 100% German American. 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://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2024/06/01/mexico-historic-presidential-election-chicago-mexican-nationals-vote-sheinbaum-galvez
— Michigan Avenue, once a picture-perfect postcard, is now a depressing mess. “I inhale smoke from so much weed I wonder why I don’t feel high. Adults, apparently mentally ill, scream on street corners.” – Carol Felsenthal (COMMENT: During 1974, 1975, and 1976, I walked Michigan Avenue to/from my IRS job in the Loop, graduate evening business classes at Loyola, and my Outer Drive East condo.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/other-views/2024/05/31/michigan-avenue-grim-depressing-mess-once-beautiful-richard-daley-brandon-johnson-carol-felsenthal
— University of Chicago faculty, City Council members criticize withholding degrees of encampment protesters. At a news conference Friday morning, Denis Hirschfeldt, a math professor at the university, said its disciplinary process had lost “all credibility.” – Violet Miller (COMMENT: When you were in high school and college, were you an activist? I was not active in Republican politics while I attended Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, UIC 1966-1968, NIU 1969-1970, Loyola 1972-1976, and DePaul 1976-1980. If I had been active in Republican politics, the Democrats who ran the Park Forest Post Office in 1966, IRS in 1971, and GAO in 1980 would not have hired me.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/israel-hamas-war/2024/05/31/university-of-chicago-faculty-alderpeople-pro-palestinian-protester-degrees
— Breaking down tense moments in the Illinois House as it passed a budget package. You really have to wonder if House Speaker Chris Welch could’ve mollified a few more of his members before he locked in a budget deal. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/05/31/illinois-house-budget-package-passes-speaker-chris-welch-winning-ugly-jb-pritzker-rich-miller
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/lgbtq/chicago-pride-2024-events-calendar-lgbtq
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/05/31/donald-trump-hush-money-joe-biden-conspiracy-murder-gene-lyons

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Biden says questioning Trump’s guilty verdicts is ‘dangerous’ and ‘irresponsible’ – AP (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, I not only questioned, I opposed their race and gender based preference giving, that is, I opposed their political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/31/biden-says-questioning-trumps-guilty-verdicts-is-dangerous-and-irresponsible/
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters crow about their success in convicting Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/31/trump-conviction-voters-november-election/
— Chicago to provide free sidewalk snow removal services in four areas next year, Mayor Brandon Johnson announces. – ALICE YIN (COMMENT: My wife and I walked to/from Wheaton train stations 1978-1997. We greatly appreciated those homeowners who shoveled their sidewalks.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/31/chicago-free-sidewalk-snow-removal-pilot/

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: Not surprisingly, suburban political leaders divided on Trump verdict – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240531/nation-and-world-politics/not-surprisingly-suburban-political-leaders-divided-on-trump-verdict/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Across the aisle, Will County Republican Party Chair Christina Clausen defended Trump and said the verdict “represents a profound crisis for our democratic process.” Clausen, of Homer Glen, alleged the trial was unfair and said the verdict interferes with the upcoming presidential election.
“It is deeply troubling that, despite living in what many consider the most free and fair society in history, a judge and prosecutor in New York City can wrongfully condemn and imprison one of our nation’s greatest presidents,” said Clausen, overlooking that a jury handed down the verdict. “I stand firmly with Donald Trump during these challenging times and hope that justice will prevail, demonstrating his innocence to the world.” Republican congressional candidate Mark Rice of Chicago, who’s challenging Democratic U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi of Schaumburg in the entirely suburban 8th District, said he expects the verdict will be overturned by an appellate court. “What a farce,” Rice said Friday in a Facebook post. . .In a statement on social media, Seth Cohen, a Skokie resident and the GOP’s nominee for Illinois’ 9th Congressional District seat, supported “the role and authority” of the justice system while “respectfully” disagreeing with the verdict. Cohen also said he opposes the weaponization of the system by members of either major political party. Cohen is vying to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky in the 9th District, which includes parts of Cook, Lake and McHenry counties. . .Republican state Rep. Martin McLaughlin of Barrington Hills turned to social media after the verdict, posting a photo of the U.S. flag displayed outside his office and a jab at the people of New York City. “I left the office flag flying high and proud,” wrote McLaughlin, of the 52nd District. “Thankfully there are still a lot of ‘Old Souls’ still present in our Great Nation if not in Manhattan. Blue skies ahead.”)
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump responds to his guilty verdict by falsely blasting a ‘rigged trial’ and attacking star witness.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240531/crime/trump-responds-to-his-guilty-verdict-by-falsely-blasting-a-rigged-trial-and-attacking-star-witness/
— What do you say to those who promote opioid abuse?
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240531/news/wheaton-providing-narcan-overdose-antidote/
— College of DuPage board appoints interim president – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240531/education/college-of-dupage-board-appoints-interim-president/

ABC7
— 16 alderpersons call on UChicago to reconsider withholding diplomas for 4 sanctioned students – Mark Rivera (COMMENT: When you were in high school and college, were you an activist? I was not active in Republican politics while I attended Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, UIC 1966-1968, NIU 1969-1970, Loyola 1972-1976, and DePaul 1976-1980. If I had been active in Republican politics, the Democrats who ran the Park Forest Post Office in 1966, IRS in 1971, and GAO in 1980 would not have hired me.)
https://abc7chicago.com/post/university-chicago-students-faculty-speak-disciplinary-process-participants/14894627/
— Mayor Johnson unveils sidewalk snow removal pilot; alderman says it will bring blizzard of trouble – Fran Spielman (COMMENT: My wife and I walked to/from Wheaton train stations 1978-1997. We greatly appreciated those homeowners who shoveled their sidewalks.)
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-mayor-brandon-johnson-unveils-sidewalk-snow-removal/14897709/
— Mexico presidential election: Chicago Mexicans to vote in-person at consulate for 1st time. Mexican voters set to make history with expected election of female president. – Sarah Schulte (COMMENT: Constructively, Mexico and many other countries have declared war on America. I am 100% German American. 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://abc7chicago.com/post/mexico-election-2024-chicago-mexicans-vote-claudia-sheinbaum/14897226/

NBC5
— President Biden says questioning Trump’s guilty verdict is ‘dangerous’ and ‘irresponsible’ – AP (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, I not only questioned, I opposed their race and gender based preference giving, that is, I opposed their political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/biden-slams-questioning-trump-verdict/3451959/
— Diplomas withheld from 4 University of Chicago students following pro-Palestine encampment. The four students on Friday were supported by two professors who believe the decision is inconsistent with free speech values. – Natalie Martinez (COMMENT: When you were in high school and college, were you an activist? I was not active in Republican politics while I attended Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, UIC 1966-1968, NIU 1969-1970, Loyola 1972-1976, and DePaul 1976-1980. If I had been active in Republican politics, the Democrats who ran the Park Forest Post Office in 1966, IRS in 1971, and GAO in 1980 would not have hired me.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/university-of-chicago-withholds-diplomas-from-4-students-who-took-part-in-pro-palestine-protest/3452355/
— Donald Trump holds news conference day after guilty verdict in hush money trial
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/watch-live-trump-news-conference-friday-time/3451650/

CBS2
— Private security patrols come to Chicago’s Fulton Market District – Jermont Terry (COMMENT: As crime ever-increasingly increases under the Democrats and under the RINOs, how soon, if not already, will your neighborhood have to hire private security?)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/private-security-patrols-come-to-chicagos-fulton-market-district/
— Chicago minister gets another “Chance” as his church is rebuilt after fire – Shardaa Gray (COMMENT: When my father was a leader of the Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Crete, he questioned the need to replace the congregation’s existing wooden church with a brick one and he paid the price for doing that.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-chance-ministries-church-rebuilt/
— University of Chicago withholding degrees from four students
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/university-of-chicago-withholding-degrees-from-four-students/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moS3HybYz1w
— Chicago kids swing into confidence through First Tee Chicago (COMMENT: Because I majored in business at UIC 1966-1968, UIC required me to take a course in either golf or bowling.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-students-life-skills-golf-lessons/
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/chicago-kids-swing-into-confidence-through-first-tee-chicago/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNhLDZ0qM1Y

WGN9
— Where do Chicago, other Midwest cities rank in retiree Social Security income? – Katie Smith, Jeremy Tanner (COMMENT: I paid into Social Security 1964-1974. But my Social Security is only $2,935/year because I get a Civil Service Retirement System pension.)
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/where-do-chicago-other-midwest-cities-rank-in-retiree-social-security-income/

FOX32
— Chicago aldermen criticize CPS budget cuts to top-performing schools. Some Chicago City Council members are voicing concerns that Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is disproportionately making budget cuts to top-performing schools in favor of increasing funds for under-enrolled neighborhood schools.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1464426

WBEZ
— Illinois legislative staff union sues Speaker Welch demanding recognition. Members of the Illinois Legislative Staff Association filed a lawsuit against House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch Friday, alleging he’s violating their right to organize as workers. – Alex Degman
https://www.wbez.org/2024/05/31/illinois-legislative-staff-union-sues-speaker-welch-demanding-recognition

SPRINGFIELD STATE JORNAL REGISTER
— Are Illinois Republicans still backing Trump after being found guilty? – Patrick M. Keck (COMMENT: How many of those who could/should have attended the Illinois Republican Party State Convention but failed/refused to do so to protest Trump?)
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/05/31/trump-convicted-are-illinois-republicans-still-supporting-him/73922423007/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot in Danville.
https://www.news-gazette.com/business/entrepreneurs/latest-proposal-for-danville-cannabis-dispensary-includes-truck-stop-restaurant/article_d5e5f7a8-a5e2-5e2b-9ea7-88347124919c.html
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/third-danville-cannabis-site-the-charm/article_d5e5f7a8-a5e2-5e2b-9ea7-88347124919c.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/lgbtq-pride-month-is-starting-to-show-its-colors-around-the-world-what-to-know/article_0990923f-8b23-50dd-abd2-51ebdf5527e2.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH & JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER & HERALD & REVIEW
— Chicago police misconduct records to be searchable by officer name – SAM CHARLES (COMMENT: Constructively, federal employment records are in the public realm. Potential employers could find out about the adverse actions that my Democrat superiors took against me including a) GAO forcing me to take its early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, b) GAO always ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, c) GAO never promoting me beyond GS-13, d) GAO requiring me to take a $22,996 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, e) IRS never promoting me beyond GS-12, f) IRS disallowing my education deductions in 1978, g) IRS disallowing my travel vouchers in 1974, h) the Post Office forcing me to resign in 1969 and disallowing my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://pantagraph.com/news/state-regional/chicago-police-misconduct-records-to-be-searchable-by-officer-name/article_40cd398b-9afe-52da-976e-0763662c672d.html
https://jg-tc.com/news/state-regional/chicago-police-misconduct-records-to-be-searchable-by-officer-name/article_6035e1d7-6545-5117-bed9-f0cc00df2c6e.html
https://herald-review.com/news/state-regional/chicago-police-misconduct-records-to-be-searchable-by-officer-name/article_23369fad-5acb-534c-bdd9-a824ba9fd51e.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Several GOP senators on Friday signed a forceful letter to their Democratic colleagues revoking their cooperation on any legislation that does not affect the safety of the American people in the wake of the verdict against former President Donald Trump.
https://www.foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/gop-senators-sign-letter-refusing-to-cooperate-with-dems-after-trump-conviction-sens-tommy-tuberville-r-ala-marsha-blackburn-r-tenn-roger-marshall-r-kan-jd-vance-r-ohio-eric-schmitt-r-mo-rick-scott-r-fla-and-marco-rubio-r-fla-mike

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Republicans join Trump’s attacks on justice system and campaign of vengeance after guilty verdict – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-republicans-join-trumps-attacks-on-justice-system-and-campaign-of-vengeance-after-guilty-verdict/
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters crow about their success in convicting Trump.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-trump-carries-the-stain-of-conviction-like-a-crown-will-the-verdict-matter-to-voters/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Legal experts say Trump’s conviction is unlikely to lead to a prison sentence
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-05-30/legal-experts-say-trumps-conviction-is-unlikely-to-lead-to-a-prison-sentence
— Trump allies say his felony conviction has helped unify Republicans – Franco Ordoñez
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-05-31/trump-allies-say-his-felony-conviction-has-helped-unify-republicans

WJPF
— Illinois Republican Party Chairman Don Tracy joined WJPF to discuss upcoming elections and the importance of engagement and participation.
https://x.com/ILGOP/status/1793673251408990413

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISON
— Replica Vietnam Memorial Wall at College of DuPage honors veterans – Jesus Cortez,
https://www.nctv17.org/news/replica-vietnam-memorial-wall-at-college-of-dupage-honors-veterans/
— New legislation could end feud between DuPage County Board and county clerk – Will Payne
https://www.nctv17.org/news/new-legislation-could-end-feud-between-dupage-county-board-and-county-clerk/

SIU
— SIU uses $186K grant to fully fund training for counselors as drug, alcohol problems rise. – Christi Mathis (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly promote more vice.)
https://news.siu.edu/2024/05/053124-siu-uses-186k-grant-to-fully-fund-training-for-counselors-as-drug-alcohol-problems-rise.php

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Chicago Could Start Plowing The Sidewalks Under Pilot Program. The pilot program launching in late 2025 and would target specific “zones” throughout the city. If the initiative moves forward, Chicago would be the largest city in the U.S. to pilot a sidewalk plowing program. – Molly DeVore (COMMENT: My wife and I walked to/from Wheaton train stations 1978-1997. We greatly appreciated those homeowners who shoveled their sidewalks.)
https://blockclubchicago.org/2024/05/31/chicago-could-start-plowing-the-sidewalks-under-pilot-program/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

COOK COUNTY RECORD
— IL Supreme Court rewrites attorney ‘discrimination’ rule; Critics predict court challenges forthcoming
https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/660076176-il-supreme-court-rewrites-attorney-discrimination-rule-critics-predict-court-challenges-forthcoming

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Joe Biden’s Senior Moment of the Week (Vol. 96)
https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/watch-joe-bidens-senior-moment-of-the-week-vol-96/

NEW YORK POST
— Institutions have violated the trust of Americans, and a new revolution is coming – Victor Davis Hanson
https://nypost.com/2024/05/31/opinion/institutions-have-violated-the-trust-of-americans-and-a-new-revolution-is-coming/

AMAC
— Mass Migration Hurting, Not Helping, Western Economies – Andrew Shirley
https://amac.us/newsline/economy/study-mass-migration-hurting-not-helping-western-economies/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Worse Than Woke, the Libertarians Have Gone Globalist – M. Walter
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/06/worse_than_woke_the_libertarians_have_gone_globalist.html

BLAZE
— Armed thugs try to steal Chicago homeowner’s Ferrari and Range Rover, but he grabs his gun and foils their plan – CARLOS GARCIA (COMMENT: What are you doing to protect your vehicles from theft?)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/chicago-ferrari-firefight-homeowner-thieves
— Even Dems alarmed as illegal aliens, 11-year-olds allowed to vote on some Boston expenditures – CORTNEY WEIL
https://www.theblaze.com/news/even-dems-alarmed-as-illegal-aliens-11-year-olds-allowed-to-vote-on-some-boston-expenditures

BREITBART
— ‘We’re Going to Fight’: Donald Trump Vows to Appeal Guilty Verdict – WENDELL HUSEBØ
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/31/were-going-to-fight-donald-trump-vows-to-appeal-guilty-verdict/
— Migrants Arriving from ‘Corners of the Globe’ – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/31/donald-trump-migrants-arriving-border-corners-globe/

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Campaign Says It Raked In $34 Million After Guilty Verdict – REAGAN REESE
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/31/donald-trump-campaign-rakes-34-million-guilty-verdict/
— Rod Blagojevich Says Black Voters Will ‘Rise Up’ Against Democrats Following Trump Verdict – HAILEY GOMEZ (COMMENT: Blagojevich defeated Jim Ryan in 2002. I should write a book about those who have blamed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for that. I would focus on past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Organization, b) Republican leaders in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct and their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, c) conservative leaders and activists, and d) religious leaders and activists.)
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/31/rod-blagojevich-democrat-black-voter-donald-trump-2024-presidential-election/
— Democrats Are The Real Racists. But There’s An Even Bigger Problem – GAGE KLIPPER
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/31/democratic-racism-demand-for-hate-crime-hoax-documentary/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Soros-Backed DA’s Office Gave Free Consultations to Illegal Aliens Charged With Violent Crimes – Jason Hopkins
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/06/01/soros-backed-das-office-gave-free-consultations-to-illegal-aliens-charged-with-violent-crimes/
— The Sick, Sociopathic Symbiosis of the Woke Left and Jihadi Enthusiasts – Peter Berkowitz
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/06/01/confronting-woke-left-jihad-enthusiast-alliance/

DAILY WIRE
— Elon Musk Slams Politically-Motivated Trump Trial: ‘Great Damage Was Done’ To America – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/elon-musk-slams-politically-motivated-trump-trial-great-damage-was-done-to-america

FOX NEWS
— Chicago watchdog agency warns police unprepared for protests ahead of Democratic National Convention. Democratic National Convention will be held in August. – Lindsay Kornick
https://www.foxnews.com/media/chicago-watchdog-agency-warns-police-unprepared-protests-ahead-democratic-national-convention

FOX NEWS RADIO
— Illegal Immigrants Driving up NYC Hotel Costs
https://radio.foxnews.com/2024/05/31/illegal-immigrants-driving-up-nyc-hotel-costs/

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Biden’s Border Crisis Promotes Foreign Espionage in Plain Sight – Simon Hankinson
https://www.heritage.org/immigration/commentary/bidens-border-crisis-promotes-foreign-espionage-plain-sight

HOT AIR
— Biden’s Latest on Handling Illegal Immigration: Send Them to Greece or Italy – KAREN TOWNSEND
https://hotair.com/karen-townsend/2024/05/31/bidens-latest-on-handling-illegal-immigration-send-them-to-greece-or-italy-n3789388

JUDICAL WATCH
— Judicial Watch Denounces Abuse of Trump!
https://www.judicialwatch.org/abuse-of-trump/
— Air Force Paid For Drag Queen To Appear At ‘Bingo’ Event And ‘Glow Party’
https://www.judicialwatch.org/air-force-paid-for-drag-queen-to-appear-at-bingo-event-and-glow-party-docs-show/

LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY
— Denver, which cut police and fire budget, issues ‘playbook’ for handling illegal immigrants, calls them ‘newcomers’ – Matthew Holloway (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County continue to demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me as being a newcomer. They stress that I have lived in Wheaton only since 1978.)
https://lawenforcementtoday.com/denver-govt-issues-playbook-for-handling-illegal-immigrants-calling-them-newcomers

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Conviction Probably Isn’t Good for Trump’s Electoral Prospects – CHARLES C. W. COOKE
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/the-conviction-probably-isnt-good-for-trumps-electoral-prospects/

NEWSMAX
— Biden Wants Illegals Voting – Texas AG Paxton
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/ken-paxton-newsmax-joe-biden/2024/05/31/id/1167067/
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/pride-month-lgbtq-2024/2024/06/01/id/1167071/

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Facebook Being Used to Facilitate Illegal Immigrants’ Infiltration of the US, from Border Crossing to Fake Work Credentials – Christine Favocci
https://www.westernjournal.com/facebook-used-facilitate-illegal-immigrants-infiltration-us-border-crossing-fake-work-credentials-report/

ZERO HEDGE
— 10 Million Illegals Later, Biden To Use Executive Orders To Fix It. – TYLER DURDEN
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/10-million-illegals-later-biden-use-executive-orders-fix-his-f-report

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

NEW YORK TIMES
— How Trump’s Most Loyal Supporters Are Responding to the Verdict – Elizabeth Dias and Richard Fausset (COMMENT: Who heads the Trump campaign in Illinois, your county, your township, and your municipality?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/31/us/trump-verdict-voters.html
— Trump Verdict Hardens Many Views, but Changes Some, Too. For the remaining undecided voters, the decision to pick former President Donald J. Trump could be more difficult now that he is a felon. – Jonathan Weisman, Kellen Browning and Maya King (COMMENT: Generally, the more adverse actions that are taken against you, the more that people dump you. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/01/us/politics/trump-verdict-voters-election.html
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters crow about their success in destroying him.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/01/nyregion/donald-trump-new-york-nyc.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/31/us/politics/trump-speech-fact-check.html
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.nytimes.com/article/lgbtq-movies-documentaries.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/06/01/pride-month-lgbtq-rights-gay-trans/

MSNBC
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “The Texas GOP’s new platform is a terrifying preview of MAGA’s future. There are many, many horrors to behold in the latest platform.” Illinois GOP platforms and resolutions have never been anywhere near as conservative as the Texas GOP platforms and resolutions. But nevertheless, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs who run Republican organizations in Illinois have always a) demonized, denigrated, and condemned Illinois GOP platforms and resolutions as being too conservative and b) blamed Illinois GOP platforms and resolutions for Republican defeats.
https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/texas-republican-party-platform-trump-rcna154805
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Now, their latest platform, which delegates voted on last weekend, endorses the conspiracist “great reset” theory, declares that “abortion is not health care, it is homicide,” and calls for a new election law requiring candidates running for statewide offices to win a majority of Texas’ 254 counties, effectively barring any Democrat from the position. And that’s just the start. Yet the chief politics reporter for the Austin American Statesman just called the platform “more of a wish list for the most activist members of the GOP than a road map that will be followed to the letter by lawmakers in Austin or Washington.” Even the Texas Tribune’s otherwise thoughtful, comprehensive reporting on the convention describes the party platform as “traditionally … seen not as a definitive list of Republican stances, but a compromise document that represents the interests of the party’s various business, activist and social conservative factions.” . . . There are many, many horrors to behold in the latest platform, and they must be taken seriously not in spite of how terrifying the document is, but because of how terrifying the document is. It is because the latest Texas GOP platform endorses “prohibiting the teaching of sex education, sexual health, or sexual choice or identity” that we should take it seriously. It is because the platform equates abortion and murder that we should take it seriously. It is because the platform aims to ban any Democrat — and indeed, any noncompliant Republican — from ever holding statewide office, that we should take it seriously.)

MSN
— Texas GOP platform calls for ban on same-sex parenting because being gay is “abnormal” – Daniel Villarreal
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/texas-gop-platform-calls-for-ban-on-same-sex-parenting-because-being-gay-is-abnormal/ar-BB1ndhH9
— 50,000 New Yorkers died fighting slavery — is that not reparations? – Bob McManus (COMMENT: Affirmative Action and DEI are reparations.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/50-000-new-yorkers-died-fighting-slavery-is-that-not-reparations/ar-AA1cjmz9

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters say “Texas Republicans want rural voters to count more than city slickers, pushing radical policies.”
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/columnists/tomlinson/article/texas-republican-platform-elections-19484820.php

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Democrat and RINO leaders have made it impossible for Trump to get a fair trial. Further, the more demographics that you share with Trump, especially being conservative, Republican, Protestant, and/or German American, the more that you will be discriminated against if not gotten rid of.)
https://www.wsj.com/us-news/law/trump-was-convicted-by-a-jury-not-by-his-political-enemies-13f2654e
— The Long View of Higher Ed’s Decline. Harvey Mansfield arrived at Harvard in 1949. By the time he retired last year, he was practically the last conservative standing. – Tunku Varadarajan (COMMENT: In 1966, 1971, and 1980, I was one of last Republicans that the Post Office, IRS, and GAO hired respectively.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-long-view-of-higher-eds-decline-college-university-professor-conservative-harvard-96bb22a5

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters say “Texas GOP Exposes Ugly Truth About Letting States Ban Abortion.”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/texas-gop-abortion-platform.html

NEW YORKER
— Will Mexico Decide the U.S. Election? Top officials from the two countries are wrangling over immigration policy. What they resolve will have huge implications on both sides of the border. – Stephania Taladrid (COMMENT: How many millions of Mexican illegals will use their false identifications to vote for Biden?)
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/06/10/will-mexico-decide-the-us-election

FEDWEEK
— Court Takes Restrictive Reading on Completing Probationary Period (COMMENT: In 1970, Firestone Store’s Chicago district office hired me and assigned me to its Chicago Heights store. My Chicago Heights Firestone Store boss would never had hired me. He forced me to pass a 2-week probationary period in Firestone’s Gary Indiana store before he would let me report to work. He disapproved of my having avoided the Vietnam War draft, my having more education than he did, my having been a federal employee for almost 3 years, my being Protestant, my being German American, and my ancestors having been in America for a long time. In 1980, when I transferred from IRS to GAO, my Democrat GAO superiors were furious that they could just fire me because I had already passed the federal employee probationary period while I worked for IRS.)
https://www.fedweek.com/fedweek/court-takes-restrictive-reading-on-completing-probationary-period/

QUORA
— Good old days (COMMENT: When you were working, when were your good old days? For me, they were 1971-1974 when IRS promoted me from GS-7 (currently $54,728/year) to GS-12 (currently $97,079/year). During that time, I bought a new Corvette, a new town home, and a studio condo and I completed 12 graduate evening business courses at Loyola. But then my Democrat IRS superiors got rid of the IRS manager who had promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. Then the good old days for me were 1986-1988 when the GAO manager who had arranged my transfer from IRS in 1980 was finally able to get me assigned me to audits of IRS in 1986 and to promote me to GS-13 (currently $115,439/year) in 1986. In today’s dollars, my GAO salary was $123,136/year in 1988. But then my Democrat GAO superiors got rid of him.)
https://www.quora.com/When-were-the-good-old-days

May 31, 2024

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Illinois Republican Party Responds to President Trump Verdict Following the verdict in the New York trial of President Trump, Illinois Republican Party Chairman Don Tracy released the following statement: “Let’s call this trial what it really is: a political prosecution the likes of which occurs in banana republics but not previously in these United States. Democrat activist investigators and prosecutors have relentlessly hounded President Trump for years. First, they challenged the legitimacy of his election in 2016 thru the Russian collusion hoax. Then, they strove to defeat his re-election in 2020 thru impeachments and the Hunter Biden laptop coverup. Then, they indicted him and his supporters to tarnish his legacy in an effort to re-elect President Biden. This weaponization of the judicial system has weakened our country here and in the eyes of the world, which I’m sure President Biden will savor while he vacations in Delaware as his handlers make critical decisions for the country.”
https://illinois.gop/

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— 2024 Illinois Republican Party Platform
https://illinois.gop/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/2024-Platform-of-the-Illinois-Republican-Party-2.pdf
— 2024 Illinois Republican Party Resolutions:
Resolution on Protecting Illinois Assets from Exploitation by Foreign Adversaries Resolution
Resolution on Student Loan Debt
Resolution on Safety of Food Supply Chain
Resolution on Transgender Issue
Resolution on Parental Rights
Resolution on Local Government Funding and Control
Resolution on Life
Resolution on Election Integrity
Resolution on Immigration
Resolution on Crime, Law and Order
Resolution on American Energy Independence
Resolution Affirming Equal Opportunity for All
https://illinois.gop/2024-state-convention-platform-and-resolutions/

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Of course, I applaud the 2024 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions to the extent that they promote conservative principles. But if I had not been removed from the 2024 IRP Platform and Resolutions Committee, I would have advocated for a platform and for resolutions that would have given more priority and more emphasis to promoting personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, enforcement of immigration laws, discouragement of booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, protection of Second Amendment rights, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving). I would have advocated for a resolution that would have called for direct election of IRP State Central Committee members. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Trump verdict. How many of the following will use the verdict to officially leave the Republican Party and officially become Democrats: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Organization, b) Republican leaders in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct and their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, c) conservative leaders and activists, and d) religious leaders and activists? How many of the aforesaid boycotted the IRP State Convention? – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What do you anticipate/expect that your critics/opponents will eventually do if they have not done that already? Mine will officially a) dump Trump, b) become Democrats, c) oppose direct election of Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members, d) reject the personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, anti-vice, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform, and/or e) crow about the adverse actions that they have taken against me. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Trump verdict puts Illinois GOP on the attack – SHIA KAPOS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/05/31/illinois-republicans-say-the-fix-was-in-00160956
(FROM THE ARTICLE: PLEDGING ALLEGIANCE: Illinois Republicans and a certain former governor rallied behind Donald Trump after a Manhattan jury found him guilty Thursday on all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in a hush money criminal trial. A sentencing hearing is set for July 11, four days before the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. Some of the reax: The Illinois GOP issued a statement comparing the legal proceedings to “banana republics.” Darren Bailey, who got Trump’s support when he ran for governor, called it “a dark day for America.” And Ogle County GOP Chair Mike Koolidge predicts the verdicts will “energize voters like nothing else has before — and in Trump’s favor.” Deja vu for you know who: Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whose prison term on corruption charges was commuted by Trump, said: “When you’ve lived through it yourself you recognize when they do it to someone else … the political fix was in.” The Democrat turned Trump-ocrat, as Blagojevich likes to describe himself, said the verdict was made by “a handpicked politicized Dem judge who denied a former President a chance to put on a defense and allowed ridiculously unlawful jury instructions,” via X. Illinois Democrats had another take, of course. Gov. JB Pritzker, who is a surrogate on the campaign trail for President Joe Biden, issued a statement saying: “Justice has been served. … Donald Trump is a racist, a homophobe, a grifter, and a threat to this country. He can now add one more title to his list — a felon. But let me be clear, Donald Trump will never be 47.” Mayor Brandon Johnson called Trump “a con artist, a bigot, and an embarrassment of a former president. And now, he’s a convicted felon,” on his social media account. Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02) called Trump “a loser in court and now we must beat him at the ballot box.” And Sen. Dick Durbin, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, offered this: “As I’ve said all along: no one is above the law — not even a former president.” Republicans and Democrats agree on one point made by Trump outside the courtroom: “The real verdict is going to be Nov. 5 by the people.”)

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Will County Republicans call Trump prosecution biased following conviction – MICHELLE MULLINS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/30/will-county-republicans-call-trump-prosecution-biased-following-conviction/
— Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin criticizes Kane County sheriff for comments about Aurora police – STEVE LORD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/29/aurora-mayor-richard-irvin-criticizes-kane-county-sheriff-for-comments-about-aurora-police/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— How will the Biden campaign exploit the Trump hush money guilty verdict? Trump and Biden face impending crucial major strategic decisions on how to play the conviction in the coming weeks. They meet for their first debate June 27 in Atlanta. Trump will be sentenced on July 11. The Republican National Convention kicks off in Milwaukee on July 15. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/05/30/how-will-the-biden-campaign-exploit-the-trump-hush-money-guilty-verdict-crime-manhattan-politics
— Chicago’s top watchdog raises alarms about police tactics for protests during Democratic convention. Inspector General Deborah Witzburg warned that using pepper spray and corralling protesters ‘risks escalating tensions and violating constitutional rights of lawful demonstrators.’ – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024-democratic-national-convention/2024/05/30/chicago-watchdog-alarms-police-tactics-protests-democratic-convention-dnc
— Democrats ever-increasingly blame guns for gun violence instead of blaming those who use guns illegally.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/other-views/2024/05/31/gen-z-gun-violence-facts-safety-social-media-campaign-unloaded-edgar-vilchez

DAILY HERALD
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote LGBTQ big time in Elgin, Buffalo Grove, Lake County, Aurora, Carol Stream, and Schaum­burg. To promote LGBTQ is to destroy traditional marriage and family.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240530/festivals-and-fairs/push-positivity-elgins-second-pride-parade-and-festival-kicks-off-pride-month-in-suburbs/
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240521/submitted-content/elgbtq-hosting-second-annual-elgin-pride-parade-and-festival-on-june-1/

ABC7
— ‘Shameful’: Republicans quickly come to Trump’s defense after his conviction. Speaker Mike Johnson continued to claim the justice system has been weaponized. – Allison Pecorin and Alexandra Hutzler
https://abc7chicago.com/post/trump-guilty-counts-republicans-quickly-donald-trumps-defense/14892447/
— Donald Trump calls hush money trial ‘rigged’ after being found guilty on all counts. Former President Donald Trump spoke outside the courthouse on Thursday. – Leah Sarnoff
https://abc7chicago.com/post/trump-hush-money-verdict-donald-trump-calls-criminal/14892383/
— Donald Trump’s family reacts to sweeping guilty verdict in hush money trial. Trump was found guilty on all 34 counts in his hush money trial on Thursday. – Leah Sarnoff
https://abc7chicago.com/post/donald-trumps-sons-don-jr-eric-trump-react/14892879/

NBC5
— Trump sentencing set just days before Republican National Convention in Milwaukee
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/trump-sentencing-set-just-days-before-republican-national-convention-in-milwaukee/3451184/
— Sentencing, presidential race and more: What’s next for Donald Trump after verdict
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/sentencing-presidential-race-and-more-whats-next-for-donald-trump-after-verdict/3451049/
— Trump’s Republican megadonors shrug off his guilty verdict – Brian Schwartz
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trumps-republican-megadonors-shrug-off-his-guilty-verdict/3450955/
— Florida bridges will shun Pride colors in favor of red, white and blue
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/florida-bridges-shun-pride-colors-red-white-and-blue/3450743/
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/chicago-pride-lgbtq/new-route-timing-and-more-what-to-know-about-the-2024-chicago-pride-parade/3450650/

CBS2
— Trump denounces verdict as a “disgrace” and vows “this is long from over” after felony conviction. – Melissa Quinn
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/donald-trump-reaction-guilty-verdict-new-york-criminal-trial/
— Where Trump’s 3 other criminal cases stand after his conviction in New York – Melissa Quinn
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/donald-trump-convicted-new-york-other-criminal-cases/
— Will Chicago police be ready for DNC protests? A city watchdog weighs in
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHqB0zotFEY

WGN9
— Mexico’s presidential election to include in-person voting in Illinois – Angelica Sanchez (COMMENT: I am 100% German American. My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI. My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII. My father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
https://wgntv.com/news/illinois/mexico-presidential-election-in-illinois/
— Chicago police underprepared for mass gatherings, report finds – Julian Crews, Eli Ong
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/new-oig-report-finds-cpd-underequipped-and-unprepared-for-large-scale-public-demonstrations/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlwgnpDHOZU

FOX32
— ‘A racist, a homophobe’: Pritzker rips into Trump after guilty verdict. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker didn’t hold back when talking about Donald Trump following his guilty verdict in New York City. (COMMENT: Pritzker’s power to destroy anyone and his power to destroy anything ever-increasingly increases.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1463758
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Those who push pot should be presumed to be pot users.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-music-festival-legal-on-site-cannabis-consumption-returns-star-studded-lineup
— New report evaluates Chicago Police Department’s preparedness for mass gatherings – Kasey Chronis
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/new-report-evaluates-chicago-police-preparedness-for-mass-gatherings
— Former Chicago political reporters weigh in on Trump verdict. Here in Illinois, we’ve had our fair share of political scandals and big trials, but nothing with the potential implications that comes with today’s verdict for Trump. (COMMENT: I should write a book about past and present political reporters in Illinois. I would focus on how they have treated me.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1463910

WSIL TV
— Elon Musk has been getting Trumpier. A direct line to Trump may be next. – CNN (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, the more demographics that you share with Trump, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you. Both Trump and I are conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, married, non-veteran, gun-owners, Protestant, German American, and our ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/consumer/elon-musk-has-been-getting-trumpier-a-direct-line-to-trump-may-be-next/article_2977077d-8ef0-5918-815e-3561cefab35f.html

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Trump retains voting rights and presidential run potential despite felony conviction – AP
https://newschannel20.com/news/nation-world/donald-trump-retains-voting-rights-and-presidential-run-potential-despite-felony-conviction-new-york-state-prison-florida-resident-disenfranchisement-white-house-run-republican-national-convention-sentencing-july-11-gop-ticket

NEWS 25
— LaHood blasts court, Pritzker blasts Trump after historic verdict – Tyler Lopez
https://www.25newsnow.com/2024/05/31/lahood-blasts-court-pritzker-blasts-trump-after-historic-verdict/

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Guns allowed in RNC security footprint – Alison Dirr
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2024/05/30/wisconsins-law-allows-guns-within-rnc-security-footprint/73818249007/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Amid presidential chatter, Pritzker will address Wisconsin Democrats at annual convention – Tina Sfondeles
https://www.nprillinois.org/government-politics/2024-05-30/amid-presidential-chatter-gov-pritzker-will-address-wisconsin-democrats-at-annual-convention

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump asks supporters to join him in sharp post-verdict video – Julia Mueller (COMMENT: How many of the following will use the verdict to officially leave the Republican Party and officially become Democrats: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Organization, b) Republican leaders in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct and their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, c) conservative leaders and activists, and d) religious leaders and activists? How many of the aforesaid boycotted the IRP State Convention?)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/trump-asks-supporters-to-join-him-in-sharp-post-verdict-video/
— Democrats use Juneteenth to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/celebrating-diversity-through-pageantry-the-juneteenth-pageant/
— IRS makes free tax return program permanent and is asking all states to join in 2025 – AP (COMMENT: If I had used this IRS program when I was an IRS employee 1971-1980, I am sure that the program would have allowed my education deductions. I deducted the graduate evening a) business courses that I took at Loyola 1972-1976 and b) accounting courses that I took at DePaul 1976-1980. My IRS employee manual encouraged me to take those courses. But in 1978, to get rid of me, my Democrat GAO superiors disallowed those courses.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-irs-makes-free-tax-return-program-permanent-and-is-asking-all-states-to-join-in-2025/

BOLINGBROOK PATCH
— Bolingbrook Residents Speak Out Against ‘Detransitioning’ Event At Golf Club. At the meeting on Tuesday, residents called the event hateful and opposed its anti-gay and anti-transgender rhetoric. – Andrea Earnest (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.)
https://patch.com/illinois/bolingbrook/bolingbrook-residents-speak-out-against-detransitioning-event

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Ban on ‘captive audience’ meetings among 466 bills to pass this session -Alex Abbeduto (COMMENT: While worked for the Democrats who ran IRS 1971-1980 and for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, I had to sit through many of their captive audience briefings.)
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/AMP_EDN/718/Ban-on-%E2%80%98captive-audience%E2%80%99-meetings-AI-regulations-among-466-bills-to-pass-this-session-3065.amp.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/31/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-301/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/30/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-96/
— Deficit spending reported as revenues plunge, salaries and debt increase
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/30/deficit-spending-reported-as-revenues-plunge-salaries-and-debt-increase/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Mark Rice, a candidate for Illinois’ 8th Congressional District, has voiced strong criticism of his opponent and the incumbent Democrat, Raja Krishnamoorthi.
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/659540875-illinois-eighth-congressional-district-candidate-radical-raja-and-his-party-have-been-a-disaster-to-our-national-security

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Cook County offers grants to marijuana businesses – Jim Talamonti (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Those who push pot should be presumed to be pot users.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_01a11a76-1e9a-11ef-bf70-27a6f545b5ba.html

WIREPOINTS
— We spend the most, by far, on education in the Midwest and yet our kids still can’t read (COMMENT
https://wirepoints.org/we-spend-the-most-by-far-on-education-in-the-midwest-and-yet-our-kids-still-cant-read-wirepoints-on-with-jeff-daly-of-wzus-decatur-radio/
— A school choice program upsets the apple cart, and the teachers unions don’t like that (COMMENT: If my parents had not sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod, I doubt that I would have been able to get an ACT score of 24, graduate in the upper 20% of my 1966 Crete-Monee High School class, and get accepted by UIC.)
https://wirepoints.org/a-school-choice-program-upsets-the-apple-cart-and-the-teachers-unions-dont-like-that-wirepoints-on-with-wjols-scott-slocum/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— BLACK CHICAGOANS 20X LIKELIER TO BE HOMICIDE VICTIMS; ARREST RATE HITS RECORD LOW – Patrick Andriesen
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/black-chicagoans-20x-likelier-to-be-homicide-victims-arrest-rate-hits-record-low/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Manhattan jury finds former President Donald Trump guilty on all 34 felony counts – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/30/manhattan-jury-finds-donald-trump-guilty-on-all-co/
— Trial coverage skewed to inflame public against Trump – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/30/inside-beltway-trial-coverage-skewed-inflame-publi/
— GOP lawmakers rail against guilty verdict for Trump – Mallory Wilson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/30/mike-johnson-elise-stefanik-jim-jordan-rail-agains/
— Here are Trump’s top three arguments for appeal after guilty verdict in hush money trial – Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/30/here-are-donald-trumps-top-three-arguments-for-app/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump trial travesty – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3023565/trump-trial-travesty/

NEW YORK POST
— Trump campaign donation page secures $800K contribution after ‘hush money’ guilty verdict. – Diana Glebova and Samuel Chamberlain
https://nypost.com/2024/05/30/us-news/trump-blasts-out-fundraising-appeal-after-hush-money-verdict-says-hes-a-political-prisoner/

AMAC
— The Border Invasion Election – Shane Harris
https://amac.us/newsline/national-security/the-border-invasion-election/

AMERICAN FAMILY NEWS
— For its ‘Pride Month’ push in stores, Walmart goes with ‘lesbian trans woman’ and ‘rainbow skull’ – Chris Woodward, Billy Davis (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly promote LGBTQ.)
https://afn.net/business/2024/05/30/for-its-pride-month-push-in-stores-walmart-goes-with-lesbian-trans-woman-and-rainbow-skull/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Biden Campaign Cheers Trump Verdict – Liz Sheld
https://amgreatness.com/2024/05/31/morning-greatness-biden-campaign-cheers-trump-verdict/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Biden to hit reset on message to black voters – Vivek Saxena (COMMENT: GAO works for Congress. Biden could stress to Black voters that while he was in Congress, his Democrats who ran GAO forced me to take early retirement and gave my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/05/30/biden-to-hit-reset-on-message-to-black-voters-1462607/

BREITBART
— New York Jury Finds Donald Trump Guilty on All 34 Counts – HANNAH KNUDSEN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/30/jury-finds-trump-guilty-on-all-34-counts/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Rigged, Disgraceful Trial’: Trump Responds To Conviction, Promises ‘Real Verdict’ In November – HAROLD HUTCHISON
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/30/rigged-disgraceful-trial-trump-responds-to-conviction-promises-real-verdict-in-november/
— Alan Dershowitz Doubts Conviction Will Be Overturned Because Appellate Judges Are ‘Terrified’ To Help Trump. – HAROLD HUTCHISON
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/30/alan-dershowitz-doubts-conviction-overturned-because-judgestrump/
— Trump Trial Judge Did Everything In His Power To Confuse The Jury To Ensure Conviction – MARY ROOKE
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/30/rooke-trump-trial-judge-is-doing-everything-in-his-power-to-confuse-the-jury-to-ensure-conviction/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Illegal Immigration Has Created ‘High Threat Level’ for Terrorist Attack in US, Expert Says – Virginia Allen
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/05/31/border-crisis-has-created-high-threat-level-terrorist-attack-us/

DAILY WIRE
— Trump Found Guilty: Ben Shapiro Breaks Down the Verdict
https://www.dailywire.com/episode/breaking-trump-found-guilty

FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM
— Illegal Aliens Call Lyft Ride After Getting Sick of Waiting for Border Patrol to Pick them Up – Joey Chester
https://www.fairus.org/blog/2024/05/30/illegal-aliens-call-lyft-ride-after-getting-sick-waiting-border-patrol-pick-them

FOX NEWS
— Biden picked illegal immigrants over veterans. We must fix it before it’s too late. Veteran homelessness has spiked 19%, but Biden is too busy aiding illegal immigrants to help. – Kate Monroe
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/prioritizing-illegal-immigrants-over-veterans
— National Park Service reverses ban on employees wearing uniforms at Pride events following LGBTQ backlash. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland reversed the decision in a statement issued late Friday. – Kendall Tietz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/national-park-service-reverses-ban-employees-wearing-uniforms-pride-events-following-lgbtq-backlash
— Former Gov Blagojevich: My fellow Democrats are ‘destroying the rule of law’ Trump commuted the prison sentence of the former Democrat governor of Illinois in 2020. – Yael Halon
https://www.foxnews.com/media/former-gov-blagojevich-my-fellow-democrats-destroying-rule-law

JUDICIAL WATCH
— Judicial Watch Statement on the Trump Verdict
https://www.judicialwatch.org/trump-verdict/
— Judicial Watch: Defense Dept. Records Show U.S. Air Force Hosted ‘Drag Story Time’ and Other ‘Drag’ Events
https://www.judicialwatch.org/air-force-drag-story-time/

TOWNHALL
— To Fund Immigrant Services, Denver Slashed Its Police Department and Will Answer 911 Calls With…Drones – Brad Slager
https://townhall.com/columnists/bradslager/2024/05/30/to-fund-immigrant-services-denver-slashed-its-police-department-and-will-answer-911-calls-withdrones-n2639737

TRUMPET
— Pope Francis Denounces Attempts to Defend U.S. Southern Border. Why is the leader of the world’s largest church promoting charities that support illegal immigration? – ANDREW MIILLER
https://www.thetrumpet.com/29596-pope-francis-denounces-attempts-to-defend-us-southern-border

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— NRA can sue ex-NY official it says tried to blacklist it after Parkland shooting, Supreme Court says – LINDSAY WHITEHURST (COMMENT: I should write a book about the following who continue to blacklist me: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Organization, b) Republican leaders in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct and their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, c) conservative leaders and activists, and d) religious leaders and activists. Better yes, I should sue them.)
https://apnews.com/article/nra-aclu-parkland-shooting-lawsuit-supreme-court-953424f3fd33f279b0cc2ce050069d48

CNN
— Big stars come out for Biden – but much of Hollywood wrestles with 2024 endorsements in a polarized world. – Priscilla Alvarez and Elizabeth Wagmeister
https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/30/politics/celebrity-endorsements-2024-election/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— In a Texas G.O.P. at War With Itself, the Hard Right Is Gaining – J. David Goodman (COMMENT: One could compare and contrast the Texas GOP with the Illinois GOP.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/29/us/texas-republican-primaries-dade-phelan.html
— I should write a book about Republican candidates, elected officials, party leaders, etc. in Illinois who have promoted LGBTQ the most. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/04/opinion/brad-polumbo-gay-rights-republicans.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Biden’s dilemma: Avoid a 1968 repeat in Chicago
https://www.nydailynews.com/2024/05/31/bidens-dilemma-avoid-a-1968-repeat-in-chicago/

USA TODAY
— Chicago watchdog sounds alarm on police crowd control tactics during Democratic convention – Michael Loria
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/05/30/chicago-watchdog-finds-police-tactics-create-problems-at-democratic-national-convention/73912054007/
— Democrats and RINOs continue to use George Floyd to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2024/05/31/dei-backlash-george-floyd-death-anniversary/73899737007/

NEWSWEEK

— Tyson Foods Speaks Out on Hiring Migrant Workers Over Americans – Nick Mordowanec (COMMENT: Employers want cheap labor. My critics/opponents have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a job-related bachelor’s degree and three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, and a professional license.)
https://www.newsweek.com/tyson-refutes-afl-claims-hires-migrants-workers-labor-1906270

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— A Guilty Verdict for Trump and Its Consequences for the Country. District Attorney Alvin Bragg inaugurates a new and destabilizing era of American politics. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-guilty-verdict-manhattan-trial-alvin-bragg-juan-merchan-stormy-daniels-b982d7d1

KRESGE FOUNDATION
— The Kresge Foundation promotes DEI big time, that is, it promotes political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination big time. I worked for S.S. Kresge 1964-1966. I should write a book about how my S.S. Kresge superiors, supervisors, and coworkers treated me. I was the only White male who washed dishes in its Chicago Heights store.
https://kresge.org/news-views/looking-back-kresges-path-toward-a-deeper-embrace-of-diversity-equity-and-inclusion/

May 30, 2024

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. It is not “Democrat-Lite.” The only legitimate reason a) to be a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, b) to be an Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention Delegate, c) to serve on an IRP State Convention committee, d) to be an officer of a Republican township/ward or county party organization, e) to be an IRP State Central Committee (SCC) member, f) to be an IRP National Committeeman or Committeewoman, and g) to be the IRP chairman is to help elect candidates in Illinois who can and will defend and advance the Republican Party platform. But in Illinois, in DuPage County, and in Milton Township, far too many of the aforesaid reject far too many planks in the Republican Party platform, most commonly, its personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. Far too many of the aforesaid get rid of those like me who promote the aforesaid planks. Ever-increasingly, Republican candidates in Illinois paint themselves as being Democrat-Lite if not anti-conservative. Ever-increasingly, they talk and/or act like the Republican Party platform does not exist. The current process for electing IRP SCC members has caused the aforesaid. Should I start writing about the aforesaid who have the most clout, who reject the most planks in the Republican Party platform, who have done the most to destroy those like me who support those planks, who use the current system for electing IRP SCC members to stay in power, who had me removed from the 2024 IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee? – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

SPECTRUM NEWS
— 2024 Republican National Convention’s Platform Committee leadership announced – Aly Prouty (COMMENT: Which man and which woman will represent Illinois Republicans on the RNC Platform Committee in Milwaukee? I certainly hope that the new RNC platform continues to promote personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, opposition to pot, Second Amendment rights, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving).)
https://spectrumnews1.com/wi/milwaukee/news/2024/05/15/2024-rnc-platform-committee
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Republican National Committee and Trump Campaign announced its leadership team for the 2024 Republican National Convention’s Platform Committee. The committee includes one man and one woman from every U.S. state and territory. It will create an outline of the GOP’s core principles and values.)

TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS
— IL Republican State Convention Returns To The Metro East For The First Time In 20 Years – Stephanie Malench
https://www.timestribunenews.com/2024/05/27/il-republican-state-convention-returns-to-the-metro-east-for-the-first-time-in-20-years/

FREE REPUBLIC
— My last take on the state convention (Illinois GOP) – Thomas Devore
https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/4240809/posts

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Pro-Palestinian protesters march through streets in the Loop, demand ceasefire in Gaza
https://abc7chicago.com/post/pro-palestinian-protesters-march-streets-loop-downtown-chicago/14888475/
— Winnetka-based company wins bid to purchase Oberweis Dairy after bankruptcy protection filing
https://abc7chicago.com/post/hoffmann-family-companies-wins-bid-buy-oberweis-dairy/14888430/

NBC5
— Illinois House passes $53.1B budget with tax changes, migrant funding and more. Just after 2 a.m. Wednesday, as discussions lasted well into the overnight hours, lawmakers voted to pass the budget with a 65-45 vote.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-house-passes-53-1b-with-tax-changes-migrant-funding-and-more/3449241/
— Thornton Township residents demand transparency amid budget controversy
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/thornton-township-residents-demand-transparency-amid-budget-controversy/3449871/

CBS2
— Trump trial ends first day of jury deliberations without a verdict – Graham Kates, Katrina Kaufman, Olivia Rinaldi
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/live-updates/trump-trial-verdict-jury-deliberations-judge-instructions/
— Suburban Oberweis Dairy has a new owner
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/suburban-oberweis-dairy-has-a-new-owner/

WGN9
— Pro-Palestine protesters march streets of downtown Chicago – Alonzo Small, Micah Materre, Ray Cortopassi
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/pro-palestine-protesters-march-streets-of-downtown-chicago/
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. If you push pot, it should be presumed that you use pot.
https://wgntv.com/news/northwest-suburbs/cannabis-friendly-music-festival-returns-to-suburb-later-this-summer/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N23Wz1uRSag
— Stolen SNAP benefits top $4.5M during recent six-month span in Illinois – Lourdes Duarte, Andrew Schroedter
https://wgntv.com/news/wgn-investigates/stolen-snap-benefits-top-4-5m-during-recent-six-month-span-in-illinois/

FOX32
— Pro-Palestine protesters gather downtown demanding cease-fire in Israel-Hamas conflict – Kasey Chronis
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pro-palestine-protesters-gather-downtown-demanding-cease-fire-israel-hamas-conflict

WBEZ
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.wbez.org/chicago/2024/05/30/after-challenging-journeys-migrants-in-chicago-adjust-to-life-in-their-new-city

WBBM
— Illinois Republicans blast Dems’ tactics after $53B state budget barley passes – Mike Krauser
https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/illinois-republicans-blast-dems-tactics-after-usd53b-state-budget-barley-passes

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Winnetka private equity firm wins bankruptcy auction for Oberweis Dairy – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/29/oberweis-dairy-bankruptcy-auction/
— Democrats ever-increasingly encourage Blacks and everyone else to hate law enforcement. IRS Revenue Officers enforce tax laws. I was an IRS Revenue Officer for almost 9 years. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes continue to promote hatred against me because I was an IRS employee.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/29/say-their-names-project-memorializes-black-americans-killed-by-law-enforcement-were-tired-of-living-it/
— Illinois lawmakers fail again to pass hemp regulations and medical cannabis expansion – ROBERT MCCOPPIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/29/illinois-lawmakers-fail-again-to-pass-hemp-regulations-and-medical-cannabis-expansion/
— Chicago Public Schools robs Peter to pay Paul to pursue an unaffordable Brandon Johnson vision – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/29/editorial-chicago-public-schools-budget-brandon-johnson/
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s budget expands bureaucracy and does little to better Illinoisans’ lives – Willie Wilson
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/30/opinion-governor-pritzker-budget-migrants/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Daily marijuana use is increasing. That’s cause for concern. Millions of people drinking daily was already a problem, and millions more now getting high is another. Adults have to be smart about the risks of heavy cannabis use. – Editorial (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. If you push pot, it should be presumed that you use pot.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/editorials/2024/05/29/daily-marijuana-drug-use-increasing-cannabis-legalization-editorial
— Illinois House ekes out $53.1 billion budget, hits state with more than $700 million in tax hikes. Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office optimistically put out a statement to celebrate the budget’s spending measure after it cleared the Illinois House. But the revenue measure was trickier. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2024/05/29/illinois-general-assembly-budget-passage-jb-pritzker
— Delta skate? Lawmakers leave Springfield without regulating delta-8, other hemp products. A bill that would’ve banned sales of pot-like delta-8 products sailed through the Illinois Senate, but never made it to the floor of the state House. That means the mind-altering products will be unchecked for yet another summer in Chicago and beyond. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2024/05/29/delta-8-hemp-ban-illinois-regulations
— Sen. Dick Durbin can help reverse the decline of American press freedom. Durbin chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is considering a bipartisan bill to enact a press shield law. Durbin is a co-sponsor of the bill, but has yet to schedule it for a markup. (COMMENT: I have served as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. I should write about those who continue to blame 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 have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party (IRP). I would focus on those who have their operatives and dupes destroy those like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate, who refuse to glorify and praise them, who refuse to pander to them, who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, who refuse to cover up their wrongdoing, and/or who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me, most recently, removing me from the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/letters-to-the-editor/2024/05/29/press-freedom-illinois-senator-dick-durbin-clayton-weimers-reporters-without-borders-letters

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: DuPage County clerk controversy prompts push for change in state law – Alicia Fabbre
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240529/local-politics/dupage-county-clerk-controversy-prompts-change-in-state-law/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Oberweis Dairy sold in bankruptcy auction – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/oberweis-dairy-sold-bankruptcy-auction
— Alito rejects Durbin’s call for recusal from election interference cases
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/alito-rejects-durbins-call-recusal-election-interference-cases
— Cannabis legislation falls apart at the last minute in Springfield — again – John Pletz
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/cannabis/illinois-hemp-regulations-talks-end-stalemate

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Has Memorial Day gotten ‘too celebratory?’ Huntley American Legion ends local parade sponsorship.
https://www.shawlocal.com/northwest-herald/2024/05/28/has-memorial-day-gotten-too-celebratory-huntley-american-legion-ends-sponsorship-of-local-parade/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Profiles in Cowardness? – Mike Lowry
https://www.thenews-gazette.com/article/6415,profiles-in-cowardness

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— The average age for a woman and man to retire in Illinois? – BILL FLICK (COMMENT: Are you retired? To take regular retirement, federal employees under the Civil Service Retirement System need 30 years of service and age 55. When I was 49 years old in 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer.” By doing that, they flushed down their toilet a) my almost 18 years of GAO work experience, b) my almost 9 years of IRS work experience (GAO audits IRS), c) my six job-related professional certifications, d) my job-related professional license, e) my three job related master’s degrees, and f) my job-related bachelor’s degree. My critics/opponents in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party a) have absolutely no problem with the aforesaid and b) hint/imply/argue/shout that GAO grossly overpaid me.)
https://pantagraph.com/opinion/column/flick-fact-the-average-age-for-a-woman-and-man-to-retire-in-illinois/article_78be0678-1891-11ef-90cf-0702126f21b6.html

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— An anti-immigrant resolution in DeKalb County fails – Maria Gardner Lara (COMMENT: Sooner or later, Democrat and RINO leaders will destroy you if you do not promote illegal immigration.)
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/2024-05-29/an-anti-immigrant-resolution-in-dekalb-county-fails

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Illinois lawmakers set for another raise, pushing salaries over $93,000 – Carson Gourdie
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/illinois-lawmakers-set-for-another-raise-pushing-salaries-over-93000#

WCIA & WSIL TV
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. If you push pot, it should be presumed that you use pot.
https://www.wcia.com/news/cannabis-friendly-music-festival-returns-to-illinois-later-this-summer/
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/health/move-over-alcohol-it-s-weed-s-turn-but-is-marijuana-a-healthier-option/article_cd4025c4-51df-52da-a46a-82d113a96678.html

CHICAGO PATCH
— Chicago Metro Among America’s Worst For ‘Brain Drain’ At the state level, Illinois also lost more degree holders than it gained in 2023, the study said. –
Anna Schier (COMMENT: My Democrat GAO superiors flushed down their toilet a) my almost 18 years of GAO work experience, b) my almost 9 years of IRS work experience (GAO audits IRS), c) my six job-related professional certifications, d) my job-related professional license, e) my three job related master’s degrees, and f) my job-related bachelor’s degree.)
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/chicago-metro-among-americas-worst-brain-drain-study

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/30/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-300/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/29/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-95/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

CARBONDALE REPORTER
— Rep. Severin criticizes $53.1 billion Illinois budget over tax hikes and immigrant services
https://carbondalereporter.com/stories/660064415-rep-severin-criticizes-53-1-billion-illinois-budget-over-tax-hikes-and-immigrant-services

COOK COUNTY RECORD
— Former employee alleges race-based discrimination against retail giant Meijer (COMMENT: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, IRS 1971-1980, and the Post Office 1966-1969, none of my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, or subordinates who were minority and/or female filed any kind of race or gender discrimination complaint. All the employees who my Democrat GAO superiors assigned me to supervise were liberal, Democrat, minority, female, younger, older, veteran, disabled, non-Protestant, non-German American, had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time, and/or had major performance problems. My Democrat GAO superiors did everything that they could to turn my supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me.)
https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/660054414-former-employee-alleges-race-based-discrimination-against-retail-giant-meijer

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— In Chicago, violent crime goes up as arrests go down
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/policy-shop/the-policy-shop-in-chicago-violent-crime-goes-up-as-arrests-go-down/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The new Yale President will discriminate against those who are conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/education/3021414/yale-president-affirmative-action-ruling-will-not-affect-diversity/
— UCLA medical school paid first-year students to write left-wing course requirements – Breccan F. Thies
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/3020882/ucla-medical-school-left-wing-course-requirements/
— Less than half of young adults ‘proud’ to be American – Peter Cordi
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/3021196/less-half-young-adults-proud-american/

NEW YORK POST
— Chicago to hand $150M to real estate developers to transform vacant office buildings into apartments – Ariel Zilber (COMMENT: In 1974, when I was a 25 year old IRS employee and newly promoted to a GS-12 (currently $97,079/year) job in the Loop, I bought a studio condo in the Outer Drive East Building. Two years later, I traded it into the building’s developer for a one bedroom condo.)
https://nypost.com/2024/05/29/business/chicago-to-hand-150m-to-real-estate-developers-to-transform-vacant-office-buildings-into-apartments/
— DEI is finally dying in the US — and response to Oct. 7 Hamas attacks highlighted its hypocrisy – Rikki Schlott (COMMENT: Because Democrats and RINOs run Illinois, DEI is not dying in Illinois.)
https://nypost.com/2024/05/29/us-news/dei-is-dying-and-response-to-oct-7-highlighted-the-hypocrisy/

AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION
— Walmart goes all “out” for Pride month (COMMENT: Sooner or later, Democrat and RINO leaders will destroy you if you do not promote political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.afa.net/activism/action-alerts/2024/walmart-goes-all-out-for-pride-month/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump is Correct About Deportation – Warren Beatty
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/05/trump_is_correct_about_deportation.html

BLAZE
— Illegal aliens’ attempted breach of military base was ‘dry run’ for future attack, says former staffer – CANDACE HATHAWAY
https://www.theblaze.com/news/illegal-aliens-attempted-breach-of-military-base-was-dry-run-for-future-attack-says-former-staffer

BREITBART
— Republican State Senator Dan McConchie: ‘We Raised Your Taxes $1 Billion Just to Spend on Migrants’ – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/05/29/illinois-senator-we-raised-your-taxes-1-billion-just-to-spend-on-migrants/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Jewish prof set for early retirement after ‘outright institutional antisemitism’ Dr. Barbara Risman recently announced her plans to retire from teaching at the University of Illinois Chicago in response to the rise of anti-Semitism on UIC’s campus. (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they forced my many Jewish superiors and supervisors to take many adverse actions against me. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.campusreform.org/article/jewish-prof-set-early-retirement-outright-institutional-antisemitism/25527
— Students sue University of Oklahoma, say school offers financial aid based on race (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders continue to give preference big time to those who have demographics that vote for Democrats and RINOs, that is, they continue to discriminate against those who have demographics that vote for Republicans.)
https://www.campusreform.org/article/students-sue-university-oklahoma-say-school-offers-financial-aid-based-race/25533
— The death of DEI approaches– right on schedule – Celine Ryan Ciccio (COMMENT: Because Democrats and RINOs run Illinois, DEI is not dying in Illinois.)
https://www.campusreform.org/article/death-dei-approachesright-schedule/25542

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES
— CBP Stats Reveal the World Is Coming Illegally to the Southwest Border. Nearly half of CBP encounters in FY 2024 involve ‘extra-continental’ aliens. – Andrew R. Arthur
https://cis.org/Arthur/CBP-Stats-Reveal-World-Coming-Illegally-Southwest-Border

COLLEGE FIX
— Arizona State University still asks for DEI commitments in hiring despite board directive prohibiting it – DAVID GLASSER (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, anticipate/expect that Democrat and RINO businesses and organizations will ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/asu-still-asks-for-dei-commitments-in-hiring-despite-board-directive-prohibiting-it/

DAILY CITIZEN
— ‘USA Today’ Deletes U.S. Senator’s Editorial for Being Biologically Truthful
https://dailycitizen.focusonthefamily.com/usa-today-deletes-u-s-senators-editorial-for-being-biologically-truthful/

FEDERALIST
— Republicans’ Defense Amendment Would Rescue Military Kids From Lefty Indoctrination In DOD Schools – MAX EDEN AND AMY HAYWOOD
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/30/republicans-defense-amendment-would-rescue-military-kids-from-lefty-indoctrination-in-dod-schools/

FOX NEWS
— White teacher sues California union after allegedly blocking him from leadership for being White. ‘This kind of racial litmus test is illegal, and it’s un-American, and that’s why I’m taking them to court,’ the California teacher said. – Hannah Grossman
https://www.foxnews.com/media/white-teacher-sues-california-union-allegedly-blocking-leadership-being-white
— Illinois Democrats think they can magically cure the crime devastating Chicago with a few words. Rooftop Revelations: I wish I could laugh at this foolishness in my state, but I can’t. – Corey Brooks
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/illinois-democrats-think-magically-cure-crime-devastating-chicago-few-words

MANHATTEN INSTITUTE
— Americans for Meritocracy (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs oppose meritocracy because conservative Republicans do better on tests.)
https://manhattan.institute/article/americans-for-meritocracy

NEWSMAX
— Illinois Senator Dan McConchie: We Raised Taxes $1B to Pay for Migrants – Michael Katz
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/illinois-budget-illegal-immigrants/2024/05/29/id/1166697/
— Tyson Accused of Favoring Illegals Over US Workers (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO employers want cheap labor.)
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/streettalk/tyson-foods-illegal-immigrants/2024/05/29/id/1166692/
— DOJ Tracked Moms for Liberty as a Hate Group – Sandy Fitzgerald (COMMENT: I should write about my critics/opponents who treated TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) as though they were hate groups. I would focus on those who had their operatives and their dupes destroy TAPROOT and ICRC. I would focus on leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party (IRP). I would focus on those who have their operatives and dupes destroy those like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate, who refuse to glorify and praise them, who refuse to pander to them, who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, who refuse to cover up their wrongdoing, and/or who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me, most recently, removing me from the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee.)
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/doj-crs-moms-for-liberty/2024/05/29/id/1166674/

ONE AMERICA NEWS
— San Diego Border Overrun By Illegal Immigrants From China – Stella Escobedo
https://www.oann.com/video/oan-contribution/san-diego-border-overrun-by-illegal-immigrants-from-china/
— Illegal Alien Crosses U.S. Border, Freaks Out About How Easy It Really Is
https://www.oann.com/video/tipping-point-video/illegal-alien-crosses-u-s-border-freaks-out-about-how-easy-it-really-is/

TENNESSE CONSERVATIVE
— Knoxville Couple Sentenced For Producing More Than 100 Fake ID For Illegal Immigrants
https://tennesseeconservativenews.com/knoxville-couple-sentenced-for-producing-more-than-100-fake-id-for-illegal-immigrants/

ZERO HEDGE
— NYU Grads Go Into Debt For These Worthless Degrees – TYLER DURDEN (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly lowered hiring, retention, and promotion requirements to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger. That ever-increasingly rendered WORTHLESS my job-related a) bachelor’s degree (1970), b) three master’s degrees (1976, 1980, and 1997), c) six professional certifications (1979, 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997), and d) professional license (1981). I should write a book about the aforesaid.)
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/watch-nyu-grads-go-debt-these-worthless-degrees

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

WASHINGTON POST
— If convicted in his hush money trial, here’s what Trump could face next. A guilty verdict for Trump in the New York trial would mean a mix of routine court processing and extraordinary logistical considerations, legal experts say. – David Nakamura
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/29/trump-if-convicted-hush-money-trial-new-york/

THE HILL
— To promote diversity is to promote discrimination against those who are conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
https://thehill.com/homenews/education/4692206-yale-first-female-president-diversity-supreme-court-student-protests-slavery/

REUTERS
— Illinois adopts revamped bar exam, marking gain for new lawyer licensing test – Karen Sloan
https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/illinois-adopts-revamped-bar-exam-marking-gain-new-lawyer-licensing-test-2024-05-29/

AOL
— 6 Unrecognizable Signs of Growing Up Wealthy – G. BRIAN DAVIS (COMMENT: All my critics/opponents have/had parents who have/had way more money than my parents had. None of my critics/opponents had to work their way through college like I had to.)
https://www.aol.com/finance/6-unrecognizable-signs-growing-wealthy-110223214.html
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly crow about their success in promoting illegal immigration.
https://www.aol.com/america-turned-against-migrant-detention-185952737.html

MSN
— US Civil Rights Commission Report Found Illegal Immigration Makes Black Americans Poorer – Andrew Rodriguez (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO employers want cheap labor.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-civil-rights-commission-report-found-illegal-immigration-makes-black-americans-poorer/ar-AA1n7Q6l%3Focid%3Dob-fb-frfr-839
— Texas GOP platform calls for ban on same-sex parenting – Daniel Villarreal
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/texas-gop-platform-calls-for-ban-on-same-sex-parenting-because-being-gay-is-abnormal/ar-BB1ndhH9

USA TODAY
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/health-wellness/2024/05/30/what-is-asexuality-define-meaning/73643206007/
— Little or no experience? You’re hired! – Paul Davidson (COMMENT: My first 6 months as an IRS Revenue Officer in 1971 was classroom training.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2024/05/23/more-jobs-with-no-experience/73807898007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Inside Donald Trump and Elon Musk’s Growing Alliance. Donald Trump is weighing an advisory role for the Tesla leader in the event the former president reclaims the White House – Emily Glazer, Robbie Whelan, Alex Leary, Cara Lombardo, and Dana Mattioli
https://www.wsj.com/politics/donald-trump-elon-musk-alliance-d1fe43e3
— Democrats Plan $100 Million Push on Abortion Rights to Win House. House Majority PAC’s new fund will be spent in swing districts for advertising and voter mobilization. – Natalie Andrews (COMMENT: How much success have Democrat and RINO leaders had getting women in your county, township, municipality, school district, and precinct to believe that getting immediate free abortions should be their top priority, that is, that having unprotected sex should be their top priority?)
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/democrats-plan-100-million-push-on-abortion-rights-to-win-house-a2106302
— How Much Happiness Can Your Salary Buy? Researchers Can’t Agree. When it comes to income, there is no magic number. – Joe Pinsker (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being grossly overpaid. In today’s dollars, my federal salary increased from $18.99/hour in 1966 to $150,075/year in 1997. In my defense, during that time, I earned a job-related bachelor’s degree in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees in 1976, 1980, and 1997. I earned job-related professional certifications in 1979, 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997. I earned a job-related professional license in 1981. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on their parents’ wealth. I would focus on what they did to qualify themselves for better paying jobs.)
https://www.wsj.com/personal-finance/income-salary-brackets-happiness-1eb80a76
— Will A Second Trump Term Fix the Border Crisis? – Gerry Baker (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders do not the border crisis to be fixed. They want ever-increasingly more illegal immigration. Democrat leaders what illegals because illegals vote for Democrats. RINO leaders want illegals because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.wsj.com/podcasts/opinion-free-expression/will-a-second-trump-term-fix-the-border-crisis/65788b25-dc9e-479e-8570-e887a99ab59e

INC. & FORTUNE
— Democrat and RINO employers ever-increasingly use DEI to not hire Republicans and to get rid of their Republican employees.
https://www.inc.com/peter-economy/5-ways-to-be-an-inclusive-leader.html
https://fortune.com/2024/05/29/fortune-100-diversity-communications-comms-messaging-dei/

BLOOMBERG LAW
— To be progressive is to be against those who are the following: heterosexual, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, married, gun owner, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/biden-tells-black-voters-hell-pick-progressive-supreme-court

May 24, 2024

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— GOP UNITY: The Illinois Republican Party is holding its state convention today and Saturday in the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville. After eight years of divisiveness among the rank and file, party leaders hope to emerge united as they head into election season. No matter where they stand on Donald Trump, they agree on wanting to make Joe Biden a one-term president. “We’re at a pivotal point where you’re seeing Republicans starting to get back together,” Illinois GOP Executive Director Matthew Janes told Playbook. “You’re seeing a lot more unity recently.” The Illinois GOP has evolved much the way the national Republican party has, with right-leaning Republicans veering more right and centrists somehow being seen as being left on party issues. In Illinois, the shift has been geographic. In 2014, the Republican base was strong in Chicago’s suburbs and exurbs, while southern Illinois still saw Democrats have an influence in party politics. That’s all shifted: When Trump came on the scene, rural voters were drawn to his blue collar message and there was a shift in the state party’s cultural and economic bases. Chicago-area Republicans weren’t always in line with Trump. And many still aren’t. Embracing Trump: Illinois GOP National Committeeman Richard Porter was among those hoping to see a new Republican generation in the White House. He backed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for president. Now, he says he’s most concerned about taking back the White House from Democrats. “I am for winning. Trump is our nominee and the Democrats have behaved appallingly in regard to Trump so it’s not hard to support him,” Porter told Playbook, referring to the former president’s recent court fight in New York. That attitude is expected to prevail in Collinsville this weekend, where the biggest task is to line up behind a party platform and elect a new Republican committee man and committee woman to represent the state within the national Republican Convention (The party elects one man and one woman to those seats.). Why the change: Term limits are keeping Porter and Committeewoman Demetra DeMonte from running again. They have each served two terms. In the running for their seats: GOP state central committee members Mark Shaw and Dean White and Illinois Republican Finance Committee Chair Vince Kolber. Shaw is also an Illinois adviser to Trump’s campaign. Women candidates are State Central Committee members Joan Lasonde and Rhonda Belford, and former Republican legislative candidate Julie Cho. All of the candidates are right-leaning, Trump-supporting Republicans. If you are Demetra DeMonte, Playbook would like to hear from you. Email skapos@politico.com )
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump putting his finger on the scale to revamp GOP platform four years after it froze in time – Elaine Mallon (COMMENT: Those who oppose direct election of Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) members have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being a far-right conservative. Since 2015, they have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being a Trump-promoter. I should write a book about those who oppose direct elect election of IRP SCC members and who oppose Trump and who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/presidential/3015947/trump-revamp-gop-platform-after-it-froze-in-time/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Trump campaign is pushing to elect those closely aligned with the presumptive presidential nominee’s agenda to positions on the Republican National Committee‘s Platform Committee. Much of this effort by former President Donald Trump’s campaign relates to concerns that far-right conservatives will push stances on abortion and same-sex marriage that may alienate the general population just ahead of the general election. The RNC’s Platform Committee consists of a male and a female representative from each U.S. state and territory, and it will play an instrumental role in shaping the party’s stances on dozens of policy issues. The party’s current platform is a 66-page document that hasn’t been reviewed since the 2016 election. In 2020, the RNC passed a resolution stating it would not adopt a new platform, pointing to the COVID-19 pandemic interfering with the party’s ability to hold meetings. That year marked the first time in more than 150 years that the RNC decided not to make adjustments to its official platform, per NBC News. Shiree Verdone served as co-chairwoman of Trump’s campaign in Arizona in both 2016 and 2020 but is no longer involved with the Republican Party of Arizona. She told the outlet that Trump’s team is concerned about who is getting on the party’s platform committee. “Trying to get normal folks on the Platform and Rules [committees], but God knows if there’s any normal people in that delegation,” Verdone said. The committee’s leadership consists of strong Trump supporters, including Trump’s former ambassador to Luxembourg, Randy Evans, who will serve as executive director. Russ Vought, Trump’s former director of the Office of Management and Budget, will serve as policy director, and Ed Martin, the head of several conservative groups, will serve as deputy policy director. “The campaign is really getting into it and involved this year in [Platform Committee] races in states,” a veteran Republican operative told the outlet. “There is a sense among them that the platform should not be pushed too far to the right on a few issues, but I keep hearing abortion and marriage specifically.” While far-right conservatives have called for a national ban on abortion, Trump has been steadfast in his stance that the matter will be left up to the states. “I DO NOT SUPPORT A BAN ON BIRTH CONTROL, AND NEITHER WILL THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!” Trump declared on Truth Social.)
— ‘Haley Voters for Biden’ says Trump endorsement makes their efforts ‘difficult’ – Peter Cordi (COMMENT: Who are the Haley voters for Biden in Illinois, your county, your township, your municipality, and your school district?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/3015309/haley-voters-biden-trump-endorsement-efforts-difficult/
— Trump and DeSantis appear to push aside feud in appeal to donors: ‘I love that you’re back’ – Ross O’Keefe
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/3015526/trump-desantis-push-aside-feud-appeal-donors/
— Speaker Mike Johnson accuses Biden, Democrats of wanting illegal immigrants to vote – Alex Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/22/mike-johnson-accuses-joe-biden-democrats-of-wantin/
— Mike Johnson warns that ‘enemies of freedom’ can vote in local DC elections – Asher Notheis
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house/3014853/mike-johnson-warns-enemies-of-freedom-can-vote-local-dc-elections/
— Democrats attack Republicans on DC noncitizen voting law as a setup for election fraud claims – Jack Birle
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house/3014472/democrats-attack-republicans-dc-noncitizen-voting-law-setup-big-lie-2-0/
— Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson: One year in, a failing grade – William J. Kelly
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3001566/brandon-johnson-one-year-in-failing-grade/
— Trump insists Biden, 81, must debate him standing up. – Ashley Oliver (COMMENT: I drove non-stop from Wheaton to Collinsville yesterday.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/3016177/trump-insists-biden-81-must-debate-standing-up/
— Illegal immigrant says illegal immigration is too easy – Conn Carroll
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/3015282/illegal-immigrant-says-illegal-immigration-too-easy/

ALTON TELEGRAPH & JOURNAL COURIER
— Collinsville hosts Illinois GOP state convention this weekend. – Scott Cousins
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/illinois-republican-convention-gop-collinsville-19474408.php
http://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/republicans-state-convention-collinsville-weekend-19474445.php
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Approximately 500 to 600 people will attend, according to Convention Coordinator Deb Detmers.)

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Nikki Haley says she will vote for Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election. Nikki Haley dropped out of the GOP race, but she’s still getting sizable votes. – Hannah Demissie
https://abc7chicago.com/post/nikki-haley-voting-trump-former-republican-presidential-candidate/14858562/
— Trump campaign calls out ‘critical flaw’ in Milwaukee RNC convention’s safety from protesters. Trump campaign wants more space between convention and protest areas. – Kelsey Walsh
https://abc7chicago.com/post/donald-trump-campaign-accuses-secret-service-of-critical-flaw-rnc/14863699/
— Anti-abortion Chicago City Council members stall quiet zone approval around West Loop clinic. Ald. Bill Conway was trying to establish “quiet zone” around abortion clinic where entering women report bullying and intimidation. – Fran Spielman
https://abc7chicago.com/post/anti-abortion-chicago-city-council-members-stall-approval-west-loop-clinic-quiet-zone/14863192/

WGN9
— House Republicans rail against Northwestern, Rutgers for cutting deals with protesters. – Lexi Lonas
https://wgnradio.com/news/house-republicans-ream-northwestern-rutgers-for-cutting-deals-with-protesters/
— Retiring early may not be as great as it sounds – Collin McCarthy (COMMENT: I should write a book about being forced by Democrats to retire early.)
https://wgnradio.com/your-money-matters/retiring-early-may-not-be-as-great-as-it-sounds/

WTTW
— New Illinois Law That Prevents Political Parties From Slating Candidates in Open General Election Races Put on Hold by Judge – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2024/05/23/new-illinois-law-prevents-political-parties-slating-candidates-open-general-election
— Northwestern President Defends Deal With Student Protesters to US House Committee: ‘We Had to Get the Encampment Down’ – AP
https://news.wttw.com/2024/05/23/northwestern-president-defends-deal-student-protesters-us-house-committee-we-had-get

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois fails to protect immigrant victims of crime – NELL SALZMAN (COMMENT: Those who promote illegal immigration are responsible for the illegals who come in.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/24/illinois-fails-to-protect-immigrant-victims-of-crime-report-finds/
— Alderman accuses colleague of antisemitism over social media post. – JAKE SHERIDAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/23/alderman-accuses-colleague-of-antisemitism-over-social-media-post/
— Illinois Democrats still at odds over tax hike proposals as budget talks again head into overtime – JEREMY GORNER, OLIVIA OLANDER, OLIVIA STEVENS, DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/23/illinois-democrats-still-at-odds-over-tax-hike-proposals-as-budget-talks-again-head-into-overtime/
— Northwestern President Schill grilled by lawmakers at campus antisemitism hearing. ‘Hate is hate.’ – ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/23/northwestern-president-at-congressional-antisemitism-hearing-existing-rules-policies-falling-short-we-must-improve/
— Senate holds a test vote on border bill as Democrats seek to underscore Republican resistance – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/23/senate-border-bill-test-vote/
— ‘Justice-impacted individual’ is a ‘doublethink’ phrase that could come back to haunt Gov. J.B. Pritzker – Editorial
https://www.yahoo.com/news/editorial-justice-impacted-individual-doublethink-100000509.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Judge halts election law that blocked Republican candidates from appearing on November ballot. Under the new law, state House and Senate candidates must run in the primary to appear on the November general election ballot — a move leaving prospective candidates in the lurch, viewed as a power grab by the Democrat-led legislature. – Tina Stondeles and Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2024/05/23/judge-halts-election-law-that-blocked-republican-candidates-from-appearing-on-november-ballot
— Mayoral allies in hot water over social media posts. Johnson’s Communications Director Ronnie Reese is under fire for a 2010 tweet that said, “I brake for gay pride, reluctantly.” Meanwhile, Ald. Debra Silverstein called a recent Facebook post by Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez “an antisemitic dog whistle.” – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2024/05/23/social-media-mayoral-allies-facebook-tweet-antisemitism-homophobia
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2024/05/23/cook-county-loans-minority-pot-license-marijuana-social-equity
— Advocates worry 120 schools could lose after-school programs this summer. – Nader Issa and Sarah Karp (COMMENT: What did you do after-school? I did yard work 1962-1964, delivered newspapers 1962-1966, washed dishes 1964-1966, delivered mail 1966-1969, and worked on an automobile assembly line in 1970.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2024/05/23/advocates-worry-120-schools-could-lose-after-school-programs-this-summer
— Student protests are a rite of passage. I went through it, back in the ’60s. Watching the wave of student protests on college campuses nationwide, a retired journalist recalls his own activism and writes: When these students reflect on this moment, I trust they will appreciate, like I have, our country’s commitment to reasonable free speech, peaceable assembly and democracy. – Andy Shaw (COMMENT: While I attended UIC 1966-1968 and NIU 1969-1970, many of my classmates protested the Vietnam War.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/other-views/2024/05/23/student-protests-colleges-israel-hamas-vietnam-war-activists-1960s-andy-shaw

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago newsrooms get $1.6 million in grants to strengthen local journalism – Corli Jay (COMMENT: All the many thousands of dollars needed to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together and to send them out every morning comes out of my Civil Service Retirement System pension, my Social Security, and my retirement savings.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marketing-media/chicago-newsrooms-get-grants-bolster-local-journalism
— Durbin renews call for Alito to recuse himself in 2020 election cases. (COMMENT: I have flown an American flag off my front porch in Wheaton constantly since September 11, 2001 and a 18X12 foot American flag in my Iron Gate Motor Condo in Naperville since January of 2021.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/durbin-calls-alito-recuse-himself-2020-election-cases

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois House moves to protect emergency abortions ahead of US Supreme Court ruling – Patrick M. Keck
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/state/2024/05/23/illinois-house-passes-bill-protecting-emergency-abortion-services/73793013007/

SOUTHERN
— Democrats go on offense as the GOP opens the door to birth control restrictions – Isabella Murray
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/05/23/democrats-go-on-offense-as-the-gop-opens-the-door-to-birth-control-restrictions

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Descendants of Evanston residents file federal class action suit against reparations program – William Tong
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2024/05/24/city/descendants-of-evanston-residents-file-federal-class-action-suit-against-reparations-program/

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— Class action lawsuit attacks Evanston reparations program as unconstitutional. Plaintiffs allege they are ‘irreparably harmed’ by program’s limitation to Black ancestors and descendants, seek their own $25,000 payments. – Alex Harrison
https://evanstonroundtable.com/2024/05/24/class-action-lawsuit-attacks-local-reparations-program-as-unconstitutional/

EVANSTON NOW
— Suit challenges Evanston reparations plan – Bill Smith
https://evanstonnow.com/suit-challenges-evanston-reparations-plan/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump isn’t known for letting slights against him pass – AP (COMMENT: I not only let sights against me pass, I let big adverse actions against me pass. Should I continue doing that? Should I start issuing cease and desist letters against my attackers? Should I sue them?)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-trump-swaps-bluster-for-silence-and-possibly-sleep-in-his-hush-money-trial//

CITIES 92.9
— Measure impacting auto voter registration raises non-citizen registration concerns – Catrina Petersen
https://www.cities929.com/2024/05/22/measure-impacting-auto-voter-registration-raises-non-citizen-registration-concerns/

WGEM
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://www.wgem.com/video/2024/05/24/bill-expanding-illinois-abortion-shield-law-heads-gov-pritzkers-desk/

CAPITOL FAX
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/23/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-94/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— QUESTION: Why do Republican, conservative, and religious leaders in Illinois not encourage reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, if not discourage reading those newsletters? ANSWER: They reject planks in the Republican Party platform, most commonly its individual responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks and/or they reject election of Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois bill allows out-of-state minors to apply for taxpayer funded abortions – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_5b88a150-192f-11ef-9334-cb5ac7080596.html

COURTHOUSE NEWS
— Evanston faces federal class action over reparations program. The first-of-its-kind reparations initiative is meant to address the historic housing injustice that Black Evanston residents once faced. – DAVE BYRNES
https://www.courthousenews.com/chicago-suburb-faces-federal-class-action-over-reparations-program/

WEST COOK NEWS
— Cook County launches $3.6 million grant program for cannabis businesses
https://westcooknews.com/stories/659508595-cook-county-launches-3-6-million-grant-program-for-cannabis-businesses

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Illinois legislators ‘increasingly see criminals as victims & police as criminals’ – Paul Vallas:
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/659439059-paul-vallas-illinois-legislators-increasingly-see-criminals-as-victims-police-as-criminals

SANGAMON SUN
— Republicans express concerns over exclusion from Illinois budget talks
https://sangamonsun.com/stories/659508774-republicans-express-concerns-over-exclusion-from-illinois-budget-talks

WIREPOINTS
— More woke buffoonery with your money: The latest with Illinois’ ESG investments and Treasurer Frerichs – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/more-woke-buffoonery-with-your-money-the-latest-with-illinois-esg-investments-and-treasurer-frerichs-wirepoints/
— Eleven Illinois U.S. Representatives vote against bill to ban noncitizens from voting in Washington, D.C. elections
https://wirepoints.org/eleven-illinois-u-s-representatives-vote-against-bill-to-ban-noncitizens-from-voting-in-washington-d-c-elections-wirepoints-quickpoint/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Protecting Child Sacrifice and Mandating Indoctrination – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/protecting-child-sacrifice-and-mandating-indoctrination/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— GOP convention plans to be a good guest in Milwaukee – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/23/inside-beltway-gop-convention-plans-be-good-guest-/
— Biden stumbles through press conference with Kenyan president: ‘What was my question?’ – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/23/joe-biden-stumbles-through-press-conference-with-k/
— 52 Democrats join GOP as House votes to overturn D.C.’s noncitizen voting law – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/23/52-democrats-join-gop-as-house-votes-to-overturn-d/
— Biden proves he’s a demagogue on race, yet his own record is terrible. President told Black college grads that America hates them. – Tim Murtaugh
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/23/biden-proves-hes-demagogue-on-race-yet-his-own-rec/
— Safe spaces, ‘trigger warnings’ crush free speech and destroy universities’ academic rigor – Allan C. Stam
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/23/safe-spaces-trigger-warnings-crush-free-speech-and/

NEW YOR POST
— Trump vows to ‘make NYC great again’ at boisterous Crotona Park rally. – Victor Nava and Diana Glebova
https://nypost.com/2024/05/23/us-news/trump-vows-to-make-nyc-great-again-at-boisterous-crotona-park-rally/
— Thousands of Trump fanatics swarm Bronx park for his first NY rally since 2016: ‘He’s a real Nelson Mandela’ – Steven Vago, Marie Pohl and Katherine Donlevy
https://nypost.com/2024/05/23/us-news/thousands-of-trump-fanatics-swarm-nyc-park-for-rally/
— Advice to Donald Trump for the debate: Just let bumbling Biden talk! – Douglas Murray
https://nypost.com/2024/05/23/opinion/advice-to-donald-trump-for-the-debate-just-let-bumbling-biden-talk/
— Advice to Donald Trump for the debate: Just let bumbling Biden talk! – Douglas Murray
https://nypost.com/2024/05/23/opinion/advice-to-donald-trump-for-the-debate-just-let-bumbling-biden-talk/

AMERICAN THINKER
— A border so wide open even the illegals are warning us – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/05/a_border_so_wide_open_even_the_illegals_are_warning_us.html

BREITBART
— Kinzinger Dismisses Haley’s Support for Trump as ‘Pathetic’ – SIMON KENT (COMMENT: I have always been a Republican. Sooner or later, all my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes will announce that they have always been Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, or RINOs.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/23/kinzinger-dismisses-haleys-support-for-trump-as-pathetic/
— Illinois Democrats Dumping the Term ‘Offender’ for ‘Justice-Impacted Individual’ in State Law – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2024/05/23/illinois-democrats-dumping-offender-justice-impacted-individual-state-law/
— Illegal Migrants Hurry to Cross Southern Border: ‘We Don’t Want Trump’ – ELIZABETH WEIBEL
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/05/22/illegal-migrants-hurry-cross-southern-border-we-dont-want-trump/
— Most House Democrats Vote to Allow Illegal Aliens to Vote in D.C. Elections – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/23/most-house-democrats-vote-to-allow-illegal-aliens-to-vote-in-d-c-elections/
— Joe Biden Blames Record-Setting Illegal Immigration on Republicans – JOHN BINDER (COMMENT: I should write a book about those who have blamed me the most for the most. I would focus on those who have blamed me the most for the most losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/23/joe-biden-blames-record-setting-illegal-immigration-republicans/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Northwestern journalism school’s chair of ‘social justice in reporting’ has history of pro-Hamas rhetoric – Patrick McDonald
https://www.campusreform.org/article/exposed-northwestern-journalism-schools-chair-social-justice-reporting-history-pro-hamas-rhetoric/25525

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM
— States Seeking to Curb Illegal Immigration Can Start by Curbing Access to Professional Licenses – Jessica M. Vaughan (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always ignored/dismissed/belittled the fact that on my first attempt, a) I passed the CPA examination in 1979, b) I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination in 1981, c) I became a licensed CPA in 1981.)
https://cis.org/Vaughan/States-Seeking-Curb-Illegal-Immigration-Can-Start-Curbing-Access-Professional-Licenses
(FROM THE ARTICLE: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20 percent of U.S. workers require a license in their occupation.)

DAILY SIGNAL
— Up to 2.7 Million Noncitizens Could Vote Illegally in November – Dan Hart
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/05/23/up-2-7-million-noncitizens-could-vote-illegally-november-study-shows/
— Biden Border Crisis Is Extortion Tactic to Push Massive Amnesty – Simon Hankinson
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/05/23/biden-border-crisis-is-extortion-tactic-push-massive-amnesty-borderline/

DAILY WIRE
— Activism Over Education? Law School Embraced Drag Shows And Social Justice Amid Rankings Free Fall. As law school plummeted down the rankings, its professors were performing in drag. – Leif Le Mahieu
https://www.dailywire.com/news/inside-the-dei-fueled-implosion-of-a-major-u-s-law-school

FOX NEWS
— Donald Trump at Bronx rally: Biden puts illegal aliens first, I put America first
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEtEYViyEd0
— Sen. Graham sounds alarm on terror threat after Marine base incident: ‘Wake-up call’
https://www.foxnews.com/media/sen-graham-sounds-alarm-terror-threat-after-marine-base-incident-wake-up-call?ref=upstract.com
— Top Dem’s past push for noncitizen voting rights revealed ahead of House vote. The House will consider a bill Thursday to repeal a DC law allowing noncitizens to vote. – Elizabeth Elkind
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/top-dems-past-push-non-citizen-voting-rights-revealed-ahead-house-vote
— Meritocracy works much better in terms of producing excellent results – Dr. Ben Carson
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6353550280112

JUDICIAL WATCH
— Judicial Watch Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Evanston Over Reparations
https://www.judicialwatch.org/reparations/

MRC TV
— Illegal Alien Worried About ‘Who Comes into This Country’: ‘Killers, Psychopaths’ – CRAIG BANNISTER
https://mrctv.org/blog/craig-bannister/illegal-alien-worried-about-who-comes-country-killers-psychopaths

NEWSMAX
— Trump on Mass Migration: ‘They’re Building an Army!’ – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/donald-trump-immigration-illegals/2024/05/23/id/1165961/
— Biden’s Open Border Doing Irreparable Harm – Rep. Bob Good, R-Va.
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/bob-good-newsmax-joe-biden/2024/05/23/id/1165931/
— DEI Will Destroy Our Trust in Doctors – JEFFREY BLEHAR
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/dei-will-destroy-our-trust-in-doctors/

PJ MEDIA
— Illinois Renames ‘Offenders’ to ‘Justice-Impacted Individuals’ – GRAYSON BAKICH
https://pjmedia.com/graysonbakich/2024/05/22/illinois-renames-offenders-to-justice-impacted-individuals-n4929264

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— When Donald Trump Wins In 2024 Will Democrats Accept The Legitimacy Of His Victory? – Ian Schwartz
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2024/05/23/ned_ryun_when_donald_trump_wins_in_2024_will_democrats_accept_the_legitimacy_of_his_victory.html
— Speaker Johnson: Democrats Want Illegal Aliens Deciding Elections, They Don’t Want Americans Deciding American Elections – Tyler Stone
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2024/05/23/speaker_johnson_democrats_want_illegal_aliens_deciding_elections_they_dont_want_americans_deciding_american_elections.html

TOWNHALL
— The Polls Don’t Lie: Thousands of People Show Up to Trump Rally In Deep-Blue State – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/05/23/trump-deep-blue-state-rally-n2639468
— Only Trump Can Launch and Win a War Against the DEI Army – Douglas MacKinnon
https://townhall.com/columnists/douglasmackinnon/2024/05/24/only-trump-can-launch-and-win-a-war-against-the-dei-army-n2639467

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ROLL CALL
— Noncitizen voting bill advances as Republicans continue messaging push – Jim Saksa
https://rollcall.com/2024/05/23/noncitizen-voting-bill-advances-as-republicans-continue-messaging-push/

ABC NEWS
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/closer-donald-trumps-2024-vow-deport-millions-migrants/story?id=110469177

WASHINGON POST
— Fentanyl is fueling a record number of youth drug deaths. The new trend has shocked many pediatricians, who say they feel unprepared to provide counseling on opioid addiction. – Jenna Portnoy and Dan Keating
https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2024/05/22/fentanyl-youth-overdoses-increase/

FORBES
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly shout at Black and at everyone else that Republicans cause all the problems that Blacks have.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbowermaster/2024/05/24/4-years-after-george-floyd-racial-equity-giving-faces-challenges/

DAILY MAIL
— Half of trainee doctors at UCLA’s prestigious medical school ‘are failing basic tests after dean who’s anti-white ignored affirmative action ban and terrorized staff with DEI rules’ Standards plunge at UCLA medical school amid claims of reverse discrimination. Dean Jennifer Lucero has presided over exodus of Asian students since 2020. UCLA Med students forced to sit through pro-Hamas lecture. – DOMINIC YEATMAN
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13454451/UCLA-medical-school-dean-Jennifer-Lucero-DEI-affirmative.html

May 23, 2024

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. What do you hope that Illinois Republican Party (IRP) leaders will stress at their State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25? I hope that they will stress defending and advancing the Republican Party platform, and especially its personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. I hope that they will stress direct election of IRP State Central Committee members. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— On Saturday, May 25, 2024, delegates to the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention in Collinsville will be asked to vote on a new IRP platform and a new set of resolutions. But so far, the IRP Platform and Resolutions Committee has not provided delegates with drafts of the aforesaid. If I had not been removed from the committee because of my calling for strengthening the platform, including calling for E-Verify, and because of my calling for direct election of IRP State Central Committee members, I would have called for the committee to provide delegates with drafts of the new draft platform and the new draft set of resolutions by now. Further, I would have called for the IRP to provide delegates with a detailed agenda for the convention’s May 25 general session by now. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— In possible DNC preview, Gov. J.B. Pritzker mocks ex-President Donald Trump – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/22/in-possible-dnc-preview-gov-j-b-pritzker-mocks-ex-president-donald-trump/
— Judge temporarily blocks hastily passed election law that favored Democrats in November – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/22/judge-temporarily-blocks-hastily-passed-election-law-that-favored-democrats-in-november/
— BEYOND TRAGIC: There are now more daily marijuana users in the US than daily alcohol users – CARLA K. JOHNSON (COMMENT: Booze is bad, but pot is worse. Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot pushers should be presumed to be pot users.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/22/by-the-numbers-there-are-now-more-daily-marijuana-users-in-the-us-than-daily-alcohol-users/
— Mayor Richard Irvin says Aurora ‘absolutely pursuing a special census’ after recent estimates say city lost population – STEVE LORD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/22/mayor-richard-irvin-says-aurora-absolutely-pursuing-a-special-census-after-recent-estimates-say-city-lost-population/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot pushers should be presumed to be pot users.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/05/22/rescheduling-marijuana-president-biden-justice-department-drug-war-jacob-sullum

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker, Johnson tout DNC in Chicago at preview – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240522/nation-and-world-politics/pritzker-johnson-tout-dnc-in-chicago-at-preview/
— Lara Trump is taking the reins and reshaping the RNC in her father-in-law’s image – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240522/nation-and-world-politics/lara-trump-is-taking-the-reins-and-reshaping-the-rnc-in-her-father-in-laws-image/
— Under Illinois Democrat leaders, soon, everyone in Illinois will be a) handing out welfare and/or b) receiving welfare.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240521/submitted-content/northern-illinois-food-bank-receives-70000-donation-from-meijer-to-help-fight-hunger-in-north-chic/
— ‘We need resolution’: State lawsuit against Wheaton history group drags on – Susan Sarkauskas and Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240521/news/we-need-resolution-state-lawsuit-against-wheaton-history-group-drags-on/

ABC7
— Democratic Party leaders preview DNC to media representatives at United Center – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-dnc-2024-party-leaders-media-representatives-united/14858556/

NBC5 & WGN9 & FOX ILLINOIS & WJOL & CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD & WSIU
— BEYOND TRAGIC: Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the US (COMMENT: Booze is bad, but pot is worse. Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot pushers should be presumed to be pot users.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/daily-marijuana-use-outpaces-daily-drinking-in-us/3443948/
https://wgntv.com/news/daily-pot-use-exceeds-daily-drinking-in-u-s-a-new-study-says/
https://www.foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/daily-marijuana-use-outpaces-daily-drinking-in-the-us-a-new-study-says-recreational-smoking-vaping-edibles-pot-weed-cannabis-drugs-narcotics-research-tobacco-liquor-booze-cocktails-beer
https://www.wjol.com/study-daily-marijuana-use-outpaces-daily-drinking-in-the-u-s/
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/daily-pot-use-exceeds-daily-drinking-in-us-new-study-says/
https://www.wsiu.org/state-of-illinois/2024-05-22/the-4th-annual-illinois-cannabis-convention-features-jim-belushi

CBS NEWS
— Shootings, stabbings on Chicago transit system leave many alarmed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRQ7yeB-Sq8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MThsv4zVuFY
— Woman robbed at gunpoint near Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago – Adam Harrington (COMMENT: I worked near the Federal Plaza in 1971 and then 1973-1997.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/woman-robbed-gunpoint-federal-plaza-downtown-chicago/

FOX32
— Downtown Chicago residents urged to stay vigilant amid rising crime; aldermen to hold meeting (COMMENT: I was a downtown Chicago resident part-time 1974-1976 and full-time 1976-1978.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KCf70ifT1E

WGN RADIO
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://wgnradio.com/news/expedited-asylum-policies-will-devastate-harm-migrants-advocates-say/

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2024/05/22/city/how-to-celebrate-pride-month-in-evanston-and-chicago/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— ‘Only so much to go around’: Spending demands mount as Illinois lawmakers craft budget – Patrick M. Keck (COMMENT: Tax dollars given to one group are tax dollars not given to another group.)
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/state/2024/05/20/who-wants-a-cut-of-illinois-52-7b-budget-pie-demands-grow-as-vote-looms/73689852007/
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/state/2024/05/23/illinois-house-passes-bill-protecting-emergency-abortion-services/73793013007/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Nikki Haley says she will vote for Donald Trump following their disputes during Republican primary – AP (COMMENT: Far too many Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 have taken far too many big adverse actions against me. But nevertheless, I continue to do more than just vote for them. I have gotten signatures on their nominating petitions, I have promoted their fundraisers, I have gotten sign locations for them, and I have distributed their campaign literature. I should write a book about the aforesaid candidates who have taken the most big adverse actions against me.)
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/nation-world/nikki-haley-says-she-will-vote-for-donald-trump-following-their-disputes-during-republican-primary/article_85341a54-1009-50bf-a8fb-59061c0b4ea7.html
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot pushers should be presumed to be pot users.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-legal-marijuana-advocates-overwhelming-skeptics/article_40e1f347-5b12-5812-a9d6-d77add67411f.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Colorado GOP urges parents to pull kids from public schools over new gender identity law – KRISTINA WATROBSKI (COMMENT: How much success have Democrats had making the students in your school district sexually active LGBTQers?)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/colorado-gop-urges-parents-to-pull-kids-from-public-schools-over-new-gender-identity-law-colorado-republican-party-hb24-1039-governor-jared-polis-students-lgbt-transgender-chosen-names-pronouns-crisis-in-the-classroom

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— A comment from Trump and GOP actions in the states put contraceptive access in the 2024 spotlight – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/health-news/ap-a-comment-from-trump-and-gop-actions-in-the-states-put-contraceptive-access-in-the-2024-spotlight/
— Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House on Wednesday would require presidents and vice presidents to publicly disclose tax returns before, during and after their time in the White House as Congress makes an election-year push to curb foreign influence in American politics. – AP (COMMENT: It would be great if my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, and especially those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me, would disclose the amounts and sources of their income. He who pays the piper calls the tunes.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-congress-aims-to-overhaul-presidential-ethics-rules-with-a-plan-led-by-an-unlikely-pair-of-lawmakers/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Pritzker hurls zingers at Trump – SHIA KAPOS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/05/23/pritzkers-got-zingers-on-trump-00159626

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/23/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-295/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/22/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-93/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

DOUG IBENDAHL
— When Theodore Roosevelt gave us direct elections in Illinois
https://dougelstonibendahl.substack.com/p/when-theodore-roosevelt-gave-us-direct

DUPAGE COUNTY
— Pre-Trial Release Denied for West Chicago Man Charged Selling Cocaine to Undercover Officer
https://www.dupagecounty.gov/news_detail_T2_R1191.php

WIREPOINTS
— The big myth that needs debunking: Illinois needs more money for education – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/the-big-myth-that-needs-debunking-illinois-needs-more-money-for-education-wirepoints-special-report/

LAKE COUNTY GAZETTE
— Jim Carris, Illinois 10th District Republican Candidate, said many people are stepping up to run for office due to dissatisfaction with the Democrat-controlled government, and these like-minded individuals are coalescing to make decisions based on common sense and compassion.
https://lakecountygazette.com/stories/659300755-illinois-republican-candidate-people-are-running-due-to-democrat-controlled-government

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS MEMORIAL DAY DRIVERS FACE 2ND-HIGHEST GAS TAXES IN NATION – Kurtis Karg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-memorial-day-drivers-face-2nd-highest-gas-taxes-in-nation/
— ILLINOIS LEADERS WHO PUSHED PRO-UNION AMENDMENT THWART THEIR OWN STAFFERS – Dylan Sharkey
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-leaders-who-pushed-pro-union-amendment-thwart-their-own-staffers/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Speaker Mike Johnson accuses Biden, Democrats of wanting illegal immigrants to vote – Alex Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/22/mike-johnson-accuses-joe-biden-democrats-of-wantin/
— Biden burned by critics for tapping gasoline reserve to lower prices, cover up ‘anti-energy’ agenda – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/22/biden-burned-by-critics-for-tapping-gasoline-reser/
— Owning electric cars and trucks reflects political preference, survey finds – Jennifer Harper (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes despise/hate American-nameplate cars, and especially muscle cars. I have owned American-nameplate muscle cars since 1966.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/22/inside-beltway-owning-electric-cars-and-trucks-ref/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Gallego introduces House border bills as GOP vows to block immigration deal in Senate – Samantha-Jo Roth
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/3012577/gallego-introduces-house-border-bills-immigration-2024/
— When his poll numbers go low, so does Biden – Mike Gonzalez
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/patriotism-unity/3013379/when-poll-numbers-go-low-so-does-biden/

AMAC
— Stop The Migrant Invasion
https://amac.us/newsline/society/stop-the-migrant-invasion/
— Civil Society Or None – Robert B. Charles
https://amac.us/newsline/society/real-choice-civil-society-or-none/

AMERICAN FAMILY NEWS
— Noncitizens voting – Parrish Alford
https://afn.net/politics-govt/2024/05/23/data-researcher-lays-out-facts-on-noncitizens-voting-they-could-help-choose-next-president/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Biden Cancels Additional $7.7B in Student Debt – Liz Sheld
https://amgreatness.com/2024/05/23/morning-greatness-biden-cancels-additional-7-7b-in-student-debt/

AMERICAN THINKER
— DC Board of Elections trains illegals and ‘non-citizens’ how to vote in US elections – Olivia Murray
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/05/dc_board_of_elections_trains_illegals_and_non_citizens_how_to_vote_in_us_elections.html

BREITBART
— Nikki Haley Reveals She ‘Will Be Voting for Trump’ – ELIZABETH WEIBEL (COMMENT: Far too many Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 have taken far too many big adverse actions against me. But nevertheless, I continue to do more than just vote for them. I have gotten signatures on their nominating petitions, I have promoted their fundraisers, I have gotten sign locations for them, and I have distributed their campaign literature. I should write a book about the aforesaid candidates who have taken the most and biggest adverse actions against me.)

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/22/nikki-haley-reveals-she-will-be-voting-for-trump/
— Schumer’s Revived Border Bill Promises ‘Orderly’ Flood of Economic Migrants – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/2024-election/2024/05/23/schumers-revived-border-bill-seeks-orderly-flood-of-economic-migrants/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Missouri bill would end forced DEI statements in public colleges and universities – Patrick McDonald
https://www.campusreform.org/article/missouri-bill-end-forced-dei-statements-public-colleges-universities-/25509

COLLEGE FIX
— Illinois recommends bonuses to colleges for black, Hispanic students. Plan also includes added funds for students with low GPA, adult learners – SAMANTHA SWENSON (COMMENT: This is race based preference giving.)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/illinois-recommends-bonuses-to-colleges-for-black-hispanic-students/

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— Biden’s Black Lies Matter – Larry Elder
https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/05/24/bidens-black-lies-matter

DAILY CALLER
— Illegal Immigration Under Biden Has Contributed To Housing Shortage – WILL KESSLER
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/22/illegal-immigration-contributed-housing-shortage-experts/
— Antisemitic Campus Protests Expose DEI’s Failure – SHEILA NAZARIAN
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/22/nazarian-skin-decision-dei-dtale-campus-antisemitism/

DAILY WIRE
— Fox News Correspondent Shows Large Number Of Military-Aged Males Crossing ‘Illegally’ Into U.S.
https://www.dailywire.com/news/fox-news-correspondent-shows-large-number-of-military-aged-males-crossing-illegally-into-u-s
— Democrats Plan To Push Abortion Issue As 2nd Anniversary Of Roe Overturning Nears – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/dems-plan-to-push-abortion-issue-as-2nd-anniversary-of-roe-overturning-nears-report

FEDERALIST
— AP Admits Noncitizens Vote In U.S. Elections While Insisting It’s No Big Deal – BRIANNA LYMAN
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/22/ap-admits-noncitizens-vote-in-u-s-elections-while-insisting-its-no-big-deal/

FOX NEWS RADIO
— Biden Admin Mourns Loss of “Butcher of Tehran”
https://radio.foxnews.com/2024/05/22/biden-admin-mourns-loss-of-butcher-of-tehran/

MRC TV & NEWS BUSTERS
— MSNBC’s host Joy Reid pounced on a since-deleted video posted to former President Trump’s Truth Social account. The video – made by a third party – briefly flashed the words “unified Reich” in a series of newspaper clippings. Reid characterized the post as a definitive representation of Trump’s fascist views, and ridiculously suggested that no one in the media was talking about it and that no one was calling him a Nazi. In addition, she repeatedly referenced several fascist leaders, especially Adolf Hitler, and accused other conservatives of relentlessly promoting fascist thought through their opinions and policies. After playing the now-deleted campaign ad, Reid ridiculously proclaimed: “As per usual, much of the media is downplaying the fact that the Republican nominee is once again using Nazi language.” She drew attention to some of Trump’s associations and past comments, claiming they indubitably prove he was just like Hitler. She even said, “Donald Trump was proud that someone once compared him to Adolf Hitler.” The someone Reid referred to was former German Chancellor Angela Merkel who once praised Trump’s ability to attract large crowds. – Michael Wnek (COMMENT: Because of the path that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters are ever-increasingly taking, anticipate/expect that if you do not share their hatred against Trump, that the more demographics that you share with Trump, that the more that they will call you a Nazi.)
https://www.mrctv.org/videos/reid-whines-media-not-calling-trump-nazi-hitler-enough
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/michael-wnek/2024/05/22/reid-whines-media-not-calling-trump-nazi-hitler-enough

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Northwestern University Has Received Nearly $690 Million from Qatar – ZACH KESSEL
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/northwestern-university-has-received-nearly-690-million-from-qatar-report/

NEWSMAX
— Democrats Facilitate Illegal Entry Into US – Rep. Eli Crane, R-Ariz.
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/border-immigration-illegal/2024/05/22/id/1165784/
— Army’s woke agenda compromising American safety – Carl Higbie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r37o_ro-wGc

REAL CLEAR INVISTIGATIONS
— Investigative Issues: Media Refuse to Cover Illegal-Immigrant Crime – Dave Seminara
https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2024/05/22/investigative_issues_media_refuse_to_cover_illegal-immigrant_crime_1033452.html

ZERO HEDGE
— Illegals Believe Trump Is Going To Win So They’re Surging The Border Now – TYLER DURDEN
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/illegals-believe-trump-going-win-so-theyre-surging-border-now-report

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/22/inside-democrats-political-strategy-border-security/

KTRH
— Nearly 30% of Illegal Aliens Are Registered to Vote – Ethan Buchanan (COMMENT: What percent of the illegals in Illinois, your county, your township, your municipality, your school district, and your precinct are registered to vote?)
https://ktrh.iheart.com/featured/houston-texas-news/content/2024-05-22-nearly-30-of-illegal-aliens-are-registered-to-vote/

WBUR
— Democrats used to promote integration, but now they promote segregation.
https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2024/05/22/brown-affirmative-action

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Joe Biden’s 2024 Election Bribes. The president is using the U.S. Treasury like a 1920s party boss’s safe. – Daniel Henninger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-bribes-2024-election-spending-young-voters-turnout-swing-state-uaw-ev-3ac8df6f
— I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have done the most to may me angry at them.
https://www.wsj.com/health/wellness/anger-health-effects-risks-heart-brain-mental-f4105ed7
— Companies Want Fewer Grad Hires This Year. Companies are hiring fewer fresh graduates and rethinking their needs for entry-level talent. – Joseph Pisani
and Lindsay Ellis (COMMENT: The first 6 months that I worked for IRS was all on-the-job training in the Loop.)
https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/careers/jobs-ai-disruption-2024-college-graduates-f72247ab
— The Facebook Group Reuniting People With Their Stolen Cars – Talal Ansari (COMMENT: In 1971 when I was a 22-year-old new IRS employee in Chicago, the theft of my 1969 Dodge Charger SE in Chicago had a big impact on me. It resulted in my buying a new 1972 Corvette and my successfully requesting to be assigned to IRS’s Harvey Office.)
https://www.wsj.com/us-news/law/portland-stolen-cars-facebook-group-d8546d58

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Chicago Democrats ever-increasingly discourage traditional marriage and family.
https://www.businessinsider.com/chicago-basic-income-helped-mother-rent-an-apartment-ubi-gbi2024-5

May 19, 2024

WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL
— Wisconsin GOP convention spotlights abortion, higher education, immigration and national security – Steve Schuster (COMMENT: What actions will the Illinois Republican Party take at its State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25?)
https://wislawjournal.com/2024/05/18/wisgop-convention-spotlights-abortion-higher-education-immigration-and-national-security/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: There may have been a few empty seats, but there was certainly no lack of heat as the 2024 Republican Party of Wisconsin State Convention kicked off in Appleton Saturday. Elected officials from Washington, D.C. to Madison spoke about issues impacting Wisconsinites, ranging from abortion and immigration to the University of Wisconsin’s failure to enforce the law and condemn antisemitic behavior on the Milwaukee and Madison campuses. Opening remarks were given by Brian Schimming, Chairman Republican Party of Wisconsin. “Are we going to do what it takes to save America?” Schimming asked the audience. Foreign policy Speaking on the Federal legislative panel, Senator Ron Johnson, Rep. Van Orden, Rep. Bryan Steil tore apart the Democrats responses and failure to condemn antisemitism and enforce state law during recent protests. “We must stand with Israel. I stand with Israel,” said Van Orden, and the room applauded. . .Abortion Johnson urged the party to remain united to protect the right to life (pro-life). “Within the Republican Party, we have a broad spectrum … I think we all agree that life begins at conception, want to protect life,” Johnson said. “I completely respect that. But that’s not where probably most Americans, most Wisconsinites, and probably even most Republicans land,” Johnson added. . .The conservative media also was critical of the recent mainstream coverage of the UWM Pro-Palestinian protesters. A panelist said the mainstream media described the protests as “peaceful … or they (pro-Palestinian protesters) were just delivering food, or praying” when in reality they were chanting antisemitic slogans, graffitied sidewalks and walls, and erected illegal tents. “The things I described did not make most, if not all media reports,” the panelist said, noting “the media is censoring things.”)

WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO
— Ron Johnson calls on GOP to set aside ‘squabbles’ on abortion in order to win elections. Johnson says most Americans, Wisconsinites, ‘even most Republicans’ don’t support total abortion bans. – RICH KREMER
https://www.wpr.org/news/ron-johnson-gop-set-aside-squabbles-abortion-win-elections

ABC MILWAUKEE
— Wisconsin Republicans preach unity at state convention ahead of November. Republicans gathered in Appleton this weekend for their party’s annual convention. – Matt Smith
https://www.wisn.com/article/wisconsin-republicans-preach-unity-at-state-convention-ahead-of-november/60833567

WISCONSIN POLITICS
— Party activists at the state GOP convention today elected Waukesha County GOP Chair Terry Dittrich and Pam Travis, one of the Republicans who submitted a false slate of electors for Trump in 2020, to fill two of Wisconsin’s three slots on the Republican National Committee.
https://www.wispolitics.com/2024/gop-activists-elect-dittrich-travis-to-rnc/

WKOW
— Top Wisconsin Republicans Attend State Convention in Appleton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmaXwXnUIu4

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Questions concerning the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25 – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com
— Who will the speakers at the convention be?
— How many delegates will attend and how many from each of the 102 counties?
— Who represents each of the 17 congressional districts on the IRP Platform and Resolutions Committee and what is their contact information?
— Who has replaced me as the member who represents the 3rd Congressional District on that committee and what reasons have been given for my removal?
— When will the committee post on the IRP website its most recent draft platform and list of resolutions?
— At the convention on May 24, which committee members are going to vote for or against the resolution that calls for direct election of IRP State Central Committee members?
— At the convention on May 24, which committee members are going to vote for or against strengthening or weakening the following in the platform: personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, enforcement of immigration laws including adding E-Verity, discouragement of booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, protection of Second Amendment rights, and equal opportunity (no race of gender based preference giving)?
— Who are all the candidates for IRP National Committeeman and Committeewoman? What are their qualifications? At this point, how many votes do each of them have?

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Who leads conservatives in Illinois today? Hopefully, by now, those leaders know which of the 17 members on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention Platform and Resolution Committee are going to vote to strengthen the IRP platform and which ones are going to vote to weaken it. Because IRP leaders ever-increasingly say and do less to defend and advance the following planks in the Republican Party platform, I fear that efforts are underway to weaken those planks: personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving). IRP leaders ever-increasingly talk and/or act like they believe that to win elections in Illinois, the IRP has to be Democrat-Lite if not officially dump the aforesaid planks. If anti-conservative IRP State Convention Platform and Resolution Committee members win by small margins on May 24 in Collinsville, conservative leaders should be ready to immediately file timely minority reports like the one that they filed at the 2016 convention so that delegates can vote for them on May 25. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Those who want to drive conservatives like me out of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) and destroy the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO use the current system to elect IRP State Central Committee (SCC) members. So of course, they vehemently oppose direct election of IRP SCC members. They take all the adverse actions that they can to get rid of Republican Precinct Committeemen like me who support direct election. So far, they have a) ended my membership on the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee this year, b) ended my role as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021, c) ended my bid to be appointed to fill a Wheaton City Council vacancy in 2019, d) gerrymandered my precinct in 2015, e) ended my chairmanship of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois in 2012, f) ended my membership on the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee in 2011, g) ended my service as the MTRO webmaster in 2010 and 2004, h) ended my membership on the Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee in 2007, i) almost got ICRC to censure me in 2006, j) ended my bid to serve as MTRO Treasurer in 2004, and k) ended my membership on the American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board of directors in 2004. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

DOUG IBENDAHL
— Questions for all direct election opponents. The opponents owe all of us an answer to every one of these reasonable questions. (COMMENT: Doug lists 30 questions. I could list the 30 biggest adverse actions that direct election opponents have taken against me since 2000 because I promote direct election. I would focus on the pretexts that they used. I would focus on those who publicly say they favor direct election, but privately opposed it. I would focus on past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct and their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists.)
https://dougelstonibendahl.substack.com/p/questions-for-all-direct-election

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/la-lgbt-center-gala-celebrates-with-the-stars-at-annual/14840969/

NBC5
— Missouri candidate with ties to the KKK can stay on the Republican ballot, judge rules. The candidate describes himself as “pro-white” but denies being racist or antisemitic. – AP (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) do not want you to seek any kind of office: conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. I am all of the aforesaid. MTRO leaders are overjoyed that I was removed from the 2024 IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee. They vehemently opposed my seeking to be appointed to fill a Wheaton City Council vacancy in 2019. They vehemently opposed my seeking to be the MTRO Treasurer in 2004. They refused to appoint me as a delegate to the 2004 IRP State Convention.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/missouri-candidate-kkk-can-stay-on-republican-ballot/3440913/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A longshot Missouri gubernatorial candidate with ties to the Ku Klux Klan will stay on the Republican ticket, a judge ruled Friday. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Cotton Walker denied a request by the Missouri GOP to kick Darrell McClanahan out of the August Republican primary. McClanahan is running against Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, state Sen. Bill Eigel and others for the GOP nomination to replace Gov. Mike Parson, who is barred by term limits from seeking reelection. McClanahan’s lawyer, Dave Roland, said the ruling ensures that party leaders do not have “almost unlimited discretion to choose who’s going to be allowed on a primary ballot.” . . . The Missouri GOP accepted his party dues but denounced him after a former state lawmaker posted photos on social media that appear to show McClanahan making the Nazi salute. McClanahan confirmed the accuracy of the photos to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In his decision, Walker wrote that the Republican Party “has made clear that it does not endorse his candidacy, and it remains free to publicly disavow McClanahan and any opinions the plaintiff believes to be antithetical to its values.” “I’m not sure they ever actually intended to win this case,” said McClanahan’s lawyer, Roland. “I think the case got filed because the Republican Party wanted to make a very big public show that they don’t want to be associated with racism or anti-Semitism. And the best way that they could do that was filing a case that they knew was almost certain to lose.” The Associated Press’ emailed requests for comment to the Missouri GOP executive director and its lawyer were not immediately returned Friday. But Missouri GOP lawyers have said party leaders did not realize who McClanahan was when he signed up as a candidate back in February. McClanahan has argued that the Missouri GOP was aware of the beliefs. He previously ran as a Republican for U.S. Senate in 2022. In a separate lawsuit against the Anti-Defamation League last year, McClanahan claimed the organization defamed him by calling him a white supremacist in an online post. In his lawsuit against the ADL, McClanahan described himself as a “Pro-White man.” McClanahan wrote that he is not a member of the Ku Klux Klan; he said received an honorary one-year membership. And he said he attended a “private religious Christian Identity Cross lighting ceremony falsely described as a cross burning.”)

CBS2
— Chicago increases police patrols along lakefront amid beach safety concerns – Sara Machi
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-beach-safety-police-patrol/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— After estimates say city lost population, Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin says he is ‘thoroughly disgusted’ with U.S. Census Bureau. – STEVE LORD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/17/after-estimates-say-city-lost-population-aurora-mayor-richard-irvin-says-he-is-thoroughly-disgusted-with-u-s-census-bureau/

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County Auditor at least takes responsibility for delayed reports – Editorial (COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have falsely hinted/implied/argued/shouted the most that I wanted to run for DuPage County Auditor. I would focus on those who have ignored/dismissed/belittled the most what I did to help elect Bob Grogan in 2020, 2016, 2012, and 2008 and Jim Rasins in 2004 and 2000. I would focus on those who have ignored/dismissed/belittled the most my qualifications for the job: a) worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 Levels, currently $115,439-$150,075/year, b) worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $97,079-$110,020/year, c) became a licensed CPA, d) passed the Certified Internal Auditor and CPA examinations on my first attempt, e) became a Certified Forensic Accountant, Financial Services Auditor, Government Financial Manager, and Fraud Examiner, and f) earned master’s degrees in finance, accounting, and business.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240518/editorials/daily-herald-opinion-dupage-county-auditor-at-least-takes-responsibility-for-delayed-reports/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE & CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn Protestants like me who do not hate Trump. My critics/opponents, their operative, and their dupes have always used against me my having been baptized in 1948, raised, and confirmed in 1962 as a Missouri Synod Lutheran. I should write about those who continue to do that the most since 2015. They stress that I am not a member of any church, that I do not attend church services, and that I do not give money to a church.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/nation-world/jesus-is-their-savior-trump-is-their-candidate-ex-presidents-backers-say-he-shares-faith/article_8037a15e-73d8-5e74-863b-676cf54c79ad.html
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-jesus-is-their-savior-trump-is-their-candidate-ex-presidents-backers-say-he-shares-faith-values/

FOX MILWAUKEE
— The Republican Party of Wisconsin officially endorsed Eric Hovde as its U.S. Senate candidate during the state party convention in Appleton. (COMMENT: What actions will the Illinois Republican Party take at its State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25?)
https://www.fox6now.com/video/1458088

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Anticipate/expect that Democrats will promote illegal voting the most in the battleground/wing states.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-noncitizen-voting-already-illegal-in-federal-elections-becomes-a-centerpiece-of-2024-gop-messaging/
— Why Illinois professional licenses could be delayed – Brian Weckerly (COMMENT: Illinois approved my CPA license application promptly in 1981 when I was 32 years old. But my Democrat GAO superiors, none of whom were licensed CPAs, ignored/dismissed/belittled my getting that license. They stressed that Charles Bowsher, the head of GAO, had not taken the CPA examination, let alone passed the examination, let alone became a licensed CPA.)
https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/state-news/illinois-news/why-illinois-professional-licenses-could-be-delayed/

WSIL TV
— Democrats used to promote integration, but now they promote segregation.
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/national/even-with-school-choice-some-black-families-find-options-lacking-decades-after-brown-v-board/article_e6aa14c6-5bc7-5e10-85f2-fc9e3503c0a9.html
— Trump addresses an embattled NRA as he campaigns against Biden’s gun policies – CNN (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly blame Republicans for gun violence and make it clear that they want to abolish the Second Amendment.)
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/trump-addresses-an-embattled-nra-as-he-campaigns-against-biden-s-gun-policies/article_e99df01d-84a2-506e-b1f8-84f54cd5dd55.html

KHMO RADIO
— Safely Find Out If Your Illinois Neighbor is a Vile Sex Offender (COMMENT: How many sex offenders live in your county, in your township, in your municipality, in your school district, and in your precinct? How close do they live to the schools in the aforesaid?)
https://khmoradio.com/illinois-state-police-sex-offender-tool/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

COOK COUNTY RECORD
— Judge denies TRO sought by GOP candidates to block law that changed election rules to keep GOPers off ballot – Jonathan Bilyk
https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/658603879-judge-denies-tro-sought-by-gop-candidates-to-block-law-that-changed-election-rules-to-keep-gopers-off-ballot

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Biden 2.0 promises tax hikes, illegal immigration – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-secrets/3008947/white-house-report-card-biden-2-0-promises-tax-hikes-illegal-immigration/
— ‘Republicans’ who endorse Biden aren’t Republicans at all – Zachary Faria (COMMENT: If you are not helping elect Trump, you are helping elect Biden. I should write about past and present ‘Republican’ candidates, elected officials, party leaders, etc. in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who have demonstrated their hatred against Trump the most. I would focus on those who taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me since 2015.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3008136/republicans-who-endorse-biden-arent-republicans-at-all/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Blame, Resent, Repeat – Dion Pierre (COMMENT: To elect Biden, anticipate/expect that Democrats will not only ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump as being a racist and even worse things, they will ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn voters like me who share Trump’s demographics: heterosexual, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, married, non-veteran, non-poor, gun-owner, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://freebeacon.com/culture/blame-resent-repeat/

NEW YORK POST
— Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pledges to keep bussing migrants to NYC, takes shot at Mayor Eric Adams in NRA speech. – Patrick Reilly
https://nypost.com/2024/05/18/us-news/texas-gov-gregg-abbott-pledges-to-keep-bussing-migrants-to-nyc-mayor-adams-needs-something-to-do/
— Why young people become woker and woker – Eric Kaufmann
https://nypost.com/2024/05/18/opinion/young-people-are-becoming-woker-and-woker/
— This is the new top spot for migrants to slip across US border. – Katherine Donlevy
https://nypost.com/2024/05/18/us-news/san-diego-is-the-most-popular-spot-for-migrants-to-cross-border/
— Illinois high school senior killed weeks before graduation by alleged drunk driver going over 120 mph – Nicholas McEntyre COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly promote vices including booze and pot.)
https://nypost.com/2024/05/19/us-news/illinois-student-marko-niketic-killed-weeks-before-graduation-by-alleged-drunk-driver-taeyoung-kim-going-over-120-mph-report/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A high school senior was killed just weeks before graduation when a suspected drunk driver, speeding at over 120 mph, split his car into two during a crash in a Chicago suburb. Marko Niketic, 17, was driving with his 16-year-old girlfriend in Glenview, IL when a sports car struck their vehicle at an intersection just after 11 p.m. on May 12. The driver, Taeyoung Kim, 21, had been driving his 2021 Ford Mustang with a passenger from his home in Northbrook to downtown Chicago and back earlier in the day, according to court records obtained by NBC Chicago. “The investigation revealed at 2308 hours (11:08 p.m.) on May 12, Kim drove his vehicle westbound on East Lake Ave, at a high rate of speed in a reckless manner,” the Glenview Police Department said. Kim’s car crashed into Niketic as the teen was making a left turn through the intersection of East Lake Ave and Meadow Lane, approximately 20 miles northwest of Chicago. Kim had been racing past other cars going westbound on Lake Ave, with one driver noting Kim increasing speeds and turning his headlights off. “As Niketic began turning, Kim’s vehicle approached the intersection at an immense rate of speed, still with the headlights off,” the court documents allege. “Just as Kim was entering the intersection, the headlights turned back on as Kim’s vehicle crashed into Niketic’s vehicle.” The front of Kim’s car struck the driver’s side of Niketic’s vehicle, splitting it into two. The front half of Niketic’s sedan remained in the road, with the back half being sent flying through a nearby fence and landing in a backyard. Kim’s car, which had a dashcam recording his joyride, came to a halt near a tree on the side of the road. Witnesses inside the homes near the scene of the crash immediately called 911 before rushing to the scene and observed Niketic inside his vehicle, appearing to be deceased, Kim’s bond court proffer read. Other witnesses observed Kim sitting inside his car and admitted he had been drinking, while his passenger was lying on the ground bleeding heavily, WMAQ reported. The teen was pronounced dead at the scene. His girlfriend and Kim’s passenger were both rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Niketic’s girlfriend, who remains unidentified, suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, hematoma of the brain, a fracture of the pelvis vertebrae and hyper-density of the left frontal lobe of the brain with loss of consciousness and seizure. She was released from the hospital on Friday. Kim’s passenger sustained a fracture to his back and a severed artery in the crash. Kim suffered a broken femur, and a blood-drawn test concluded he had a blood alcohol level of .088, the test also revealed he had cannabis in his system. During their investigation, police found a bong, rolling papers, a one-hitter cannabis pipe with residue and two plastic containers with cannabis residue inside Kim’s vehicle. Kim was arrested on Friday and charged with two counts of aggravated DUI causing death, reckless homicide, aggravated DUI causing great bodily harm, DUI of alcohol, DUI of drugs, and several traffic violations including speeding 35 mph over the limit. He appeared in court on Saturday. Kim is being held without bond, and his next court date is scheduled for May 24, according to jail records viewed by The Post. Niketic’s funeral was held on Thursday, two days before his high school, Glenbrook South, held its prom. Niketic was set to graduate on June 2. “He’s one of those people, you meet him, and he’s glowing. The most genuine human ever,” friend Preston Shute told NBC Chicago. “He had a lot of stuff ahead of him. I can’t really process it.”)

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The new anti-Americanism. Although written in the abstract language of the graduate seminar, Empire has an ominously pragmatic aim: to undermine faith in the liberal institutions that inform American democracy. – Roger Kimball
https://amgreatness.com/2024/05/19/the-new-anti-americanism/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Unbearable Lightness of Whiteness – Pete McArdle
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/05/the_unbearable_lightness_of_whiteness.html

DAILY SIGNAL
— Days of Rage in Chicago: A Brief History of the 1968 Democratic National Convention – Jarrett Stepman
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/05/19/days-rage-chicago-brief-history-1968-democratic-national-convention/

EPOCH TIMES
— Behind Rosy Economic Data, Americans Struggle to Make Ends Meet. Eating out less often, taking from 401(k)s, buying medication overseas, choosing cheaper products—Americans say they are feeling the pain of inflation. – Emel Akan
https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/behind-rosy-economic-data-americans-struggle-to-make-ends-meet-5651988

FOX NEWS
— Democratic town furious over migrant shelter opening in neighborhood. ‘We don’t want it here … and it doesn’t make us bad people’ one Norfolk, Massachusetts, resident said. – Michael Dorgan
https://www.foxnews.com/us/democratic-town-reeling-migrant-shelter-opening-neighborhood
— Biden’s plan to admit Gazans to US could backfire: ‘Brainwashed by Hamas,’ expert warns. Gazans spoke about the Biden immigration plan, anti-Israel protests on campus. – Benjamin Weinthal
https://www.foxnews.com/world/bidens-plan-admit-gazans-us-could-backfire-brainwashed-hamas-expert-warns

GOPUSA
— Trump Says He May Wait To Announce VP At July GOP Convention
https://www.gopusa.com/trump-says-he-may-wait-to-announce-vp-at-july-gop-convention/
— China’s Growing Threat To U.S. National Security In The Crosshairs Of Congress
https://www.gopusa.com/chinas-growing-threat-to-u-s-national-security-in-the-crosshairs-of-congress/
— GAO: Taxpayers Lose Billions To Government Overlap, Duplication (COMMENT: I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO for almost 18 years. None of them were licensed CPAs like me. They wasted my career, they took many adverse actions against me, and they forced me to retire 6 years before I was eligible for regular retirement. GAO audits IRS. They wasted the knowledge of IRS that I gained working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $97,079-$110,020/year. They wasted what I learned earning master’s degrees in business, accounting, and finance. They wasted what I learned passing the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
https://www.gopusa.com/taxpayers-lose-billions-to-government-overlap-duplication/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Overlap and duplication cost taxpayers billions, according to a new report from a Congressional watchdog. The U.S. Government Accountability Office’s annual report identified opportunities to save billions of dollars by reducing overlap, duplication and fragmentation across the federal government. The report outlines 112 measures that Congress and federal agencies could take to save money and improve government services. “This year’s report provides Congress and federal agencies with new opportunities to save federal dollars, increase revenue, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a wide range of federal programs,” said Gene Dodaro, comptroller general and head of the GAO. “By addressing this year’s pointed list, as well as open recommendations to both agencies and Congress from GAO’s past work, the federal government could potentially save tens of billions of dollars.”)

LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY
— How cops can stand up to the death-to-America crowd
https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/usa-usa-how-cops-can-stand-up-to-death-to-america-crowd
— In just two days this month, more Chinese nationals illegally crossed into U.S. than the entire year of 2021 – Pat Droney
https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/in-just-two-days-this-month-more-chinese-nationals-illegally-crossed-into-u-s-than-the-entire-year-of-2021

NEWSMAX
— Peter Breen to Newsmax: Pro-Life Activist Victim of Biden Weaponization – Sandy Fitzgerald
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/peter-breen-lauren-handy-pro-life/2024/05/17/id/1165178/
— RNC, Trump Campaign Launch ‘Gun Owners for Trump’ – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/us/second-amendment-gun-rights-nra/2024/05/18/id/1165253/

PJ MEDIA
— Biden’s Plan to Resettle Thousands of Gaza Refugees Is Insane, Warns Expert – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/rick-moran/2024/05/18/bidens-plan-to-resettle-thousands-of-gaza-refugees-is-insane-warns-expert-n4929153

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— Three Illinois cities will pay you thousands to move there. – JOEY SCHNEIDER (COMMENT: How much will Democrat leaders pay voters (both legal and illegal) to move to battleground/swing states to vote for Biden?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/4672284-three-illinois-cities-will-pay-you-thousands-to-move-there/amp/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/19/us/migrants-lawyer-shortages.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— GOP tries to ‘correct the narrative’ on use of mailed ballots after years of conflicting messages (COMMENT: At the request of the Milton Township Republican Organization, as an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman, I am in the process of hand-delivering permanent mail-in ballot applications to 64 registered Republican voters in my precinct in 55 homes and one apartment who did not vote recently. Of course, my critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that my doing that will cause Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct to get fewer votes.)
https://www.hotsr.com/news/2024/may/19/gop-tries-to-correct-the-narrative-on-use-of/

MSN
— Mexico to help US keep migrant flows under 4,000 a day – Julian Resendiz
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/mexico-to-help-us-keep-migrant-flows-under-4-000-a-day/ar-BB1mziF8
— Chicago City Council Denies Fed Up Residents Chance to Vote on Ending Sanctuary City Status – Jack Davis
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/chicago-city-council-denies-fed-up-residents-chance-to-vote-on-ending-sanctuary-city-status/ar-AA1lzXna
— Bhushan R Gavai: ‘I am a Supreme Court judge (in India) thanks to affirmative action’ – Dhananjay Mahapatra (COMMENT: My Democrat GAO, IRS, and Post Office superiors used Affirmative Action quotas, goals, and targets and DEI to waste my federal career and to get rid of me. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” when I was 49 years old in 1997 and gave my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate. All my GAO, IRS, and Post Office coworkers who they promoted over me were Democrats who were minority, female, younger than me, and/or veteran.)
https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/other/i-m-sc-judge-thanks-to-affirmative-action/ar-BB1kLLgi
— Student Loan Cancellation Could Be Banned in New Bill – Aliss Higham
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/student-loan-cancellation-could-be-banned-in-new-bill/ar-BB1l87yR

FORBES
— Trump Tells NRA Forum That ‘I Think We Should Call For Drug Tests On The Debate’ (COMMENT: The more that you promote pot, the more that you should be presumed to use pot.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn5KtPYozsQ

JILL ON MONEY
— Are Americans prepared for retirement? (COMMENT: I began earning credits toward a Civil Service Retirement System pension when I was 18 years old in 1966. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always been furious about that.)
https://www.jillonmoney.com/blog/two-tiered-retirement

POLITICAL WIRE
— Trump Says He’ll Insist Biden Take a Drug Test – Taegan Goddard (COMMENT: The more that you promote pot, the more that you should be presumed to use pot.)
https://politicalwire.com/2024/05/18/trump-says-hell-insist-biden-take-a-drug-test/
— Democrats used to promote integration. Now they promote segregation.
https://politicalwire.com/2024/05/18/biden-compares-maga-to-segregationists/

EURASIAN REVIEW
— Illegal Immigration: Biden Admin’s Secret To A ‘Permanent Majority’? – Kelli Ballard (COMMENT: Of course, anticipate/expect that illegals will forever vote for Democrats.)
https://www.eurasiareview.com/19052024-illegal-immigration-biden-admins-secret-to-a-permanent-majority-oped/

WION NEWS
— Trump receives endorsement from NRA as he pledges to ‘roll back’ Biden’s gun policies. – Nishtha Badgamia
https://www.wionews.com/world/trump-receives-endorsement-from-nra-as-he-pledges-to-roll-back-bidens-gun-policies-722966

May 17, 2024

SPECTRUM NEWS
— 2024 Republican National Convention’s Platform Committee leadership announced – Aly Prouty (COMMENT: Who will the man and woman be who will represent Illinois on that committee? Who is representing each of the 17 congressional districts on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee? What is their contact information? Will they vote for or against direct election of IRP State Central Committee members? Will they vote to move the platform to the right or to the left? Will they vote for E-Verify or against E-Verify?)
https://spectrumnews1.com/wi/milwaukee/news/2024/05/15/2024-rnc-platform-committee
(FROM THE ARTICLE: MILWAUKEE — The Republican National Committee and Trump Campaign announced its leadership team for the 2024 Republican National Convention’s Platform Committee. The committee includes one man and one woman from every U.S. state and territory. It will create an outline of the GOP’s core principles and values. Randy Evans, the former ambassador to Luxembourg, was announced as the executive director of the committee. Russ Vought, who was director of the Office of Management and Budget during the Trump administration, was announced as the committee’s policy director. Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles and the Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, was announced as the deputy policy director of the committee. “Ambassador Randy Evans, director Russ Vought and Ed Martin are brilliant and accomplished assets for the leadership of the 2024 Republican National Convention’s Platform Committee,” said Republican National Committee chairman Michael Whatley. “They each have a proven track record of understanding and implementing our party’s America First agenda, and their sound judgement and principled vision will be critical to help lead our party and country to victory in one of the most significant elections of our lifetimes. The Republican Party is well-equipped to lead an American revival by upholding our commitment to liberty and economic prosperity for all Americans under a second Trump administration.”)

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FROINT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: Protesters plan Gaza-focused DNC march, won’t apply for Chicago permit – JAKE SHERIDAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/16/protesters-plan-gaza-dnc-march-no-permit/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: Chicago police clear DePaul’s pro-Palestinian encampment – KATE ARMANINI and NELL SALZMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/16/chicago-police-clear-depaul-universitys-pro-palestinian-encampment/
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/16/grindr-chicago-office-expansion/
— Former city staffer removed from do-not-hire list by Mayor Brandon Johnson’s administration – ALICE YIN (COMMENT: Constructively, my Democrat GAO superiors have had me on a federal do-not-hire list since 1997 when I was 49 years old when they forced me to take their early retirement “offer.”)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/16/former-city-staffer-removed-from-do-not-hire-list-by-mayor-brandon-johnsons-administration-appeals-from-two-other-lightfoot-holdovers-remain-pending/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PICTURE: More than 112,000 Illinois residents have lost the right to own guns. The state doesn’t know if 84,000 still have them, sheriff says. – STACY ST. CLAIR (COMMENT: How many of these 112,000 live in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/16/foid-revocations-guns-rights-felons-police-seizures/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago Tribune journalists file discrimination suit against paper. The lawsuit claims systematic pay disparities between female and male employees, as well as between Black and white employees under its current and previous owners. – Kade Heather (COMMENT: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would have presented a jury with evidence that my Democrat GAO superiors paid my coworkers more than me and/or promoted them over me who were minority, female, and/or younger than me and/or who had less job-related work experience that I had, less education than I had, no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or no professional license like the one I had. SEE: https://gopillinois.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/DiersenGAOFifthAmendedComplaint.pdf )
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2024/05/16/chicago-tribune-journalists-file-discrimination-lawsuit-against-paper-news-journalism-labor-wages
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote Democrats.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2024/05/16/kamala-harris-illinois-trip-glencoe-fundraiser-abortion-rights
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/abortion/2024/05/17/abortion-planned-parenthood-illinois-mifepristone-colleen-mcnicholas
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/05/17/donald-trump-election-disaster-economy-freedom-democracy-mona-charen
— This change to Illinois election law denies voters a choice at the ballot
The new law, which limits ballot access after primary elections, is likely to lead to claims of ‘stolen elections’ for years to come, the League of Women Voters writes. Republicans have now filed a lawsuit against the law. – Becky Simon
https://chicago.suntimes.com/democracy/2024/05/17/illinois-election-law-ballot-access-voter-choice-republicans-sue-league-women-voters-becky-simon

DAILY HERALD
— Over 80,000 Illinois people banned from owning guns still keep them – AP (COMMENT: How many of these 80,000 live in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240516/crime/over-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning-guns-still-keep-them-report-shows/
— FRONT PAGE: DuPage County auditor on delayed reports: the buck stops with me – Alicia Fabbre
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240517/news/dupage-county-auditor-on-delayed-reports-the-buck-stops-with-me/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Multimillion-dollar Highland Park condos woo buyers disaffected with Chicago – Dennis Rodkin (COMMENT: I owned and lived in condos, first a studio and then a one bedroom, in the Outer Drive East building ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/400_East_Randolph ) in downtown Chicago 1974-1978. While I lived there, my IRS salary increased from $97,079/year to $108,785/year in today’s dollars and I walked to/from graduate evening business classes at Loyola 1974-1976 and accounting classes at DePaul 1976-1978.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/highland-park-condos-woo-buyers-disaffected-chicago
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As affluent suburban empty nesters lose their once voracious appetite for downtown Chicago condos, a developer in Highland Park is betting they’ll go for the same type of property, but out in the suburbs. “We realize people have stopped moving into the city,” said Mark Muller, president of Fulton Developers. As Crain’s reported earlier this week, the upper-end condo market in downtown neighborhoods is in its fourth bleak year, and the loss of empty nesters is a key reason.)

ABC7
— Illinois FOID card revocation enforcement problem continues to grow. – Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Tom Jones, Chuck Goudie, and John Garcia
https://abc7chicago.com/post/foid-card-revocation-enforcement-continues-to-be-growing-problem-cook-county-sheriff-illinois-state-police-officials-say/14827288/

NBC5
— NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago investigate alarming absence of sexual assault arrests, convictions in Chicago
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/nbc-5-telemundo-chicago-investigate-alarming-absence-of-sexual-assault-arrests-convictions-in-chicago/3439283/
— Chicago’s population drop could have more impacts beyond falling behind Houston (COMMENT: Pritzker ever-increasingly a) drives out of Illinois voters who have demographics that vote for Republicans and b) recruits to Illinois voters who have demographics that vote for Democrats. Those who vote Democrats a) lack education and/or job skills, b) have major health, financial, and/or other problems, c) want/need/demand massive assistance from government, charities, and churches, d) promote dependency on government and charity, e) promote LGBTQ, f) promote abortion, g) promote mass/illegal immigration, h) promote booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) promote diminishment of Second Amendment rights, j) promote Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, promote patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, and/or k) are in America illegally.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicagos-population-drop-could-have-more-impacts-beyond-falling-behind-houston/3439536/
— To defeat Trump, anticipate/expect that Biden will ever-increasingly drive the stock market up.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/biden-slams-trump-as-he-touts-record-high-dow-crossing-40000/3438812/

CBS2
— Cook County sheriff: More resources needed to get guns from those with revoked FOID cards – Megan Hickey (COMMENT: How many of those who have revoked FOID cards live in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/cook-county-sheriff-guns-revoked-foid-cards/
— Some Chicago area police departments resell guns, but don’t track what happens next – Megan Hickey
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/some-chicago-area-police-departments-resell-guns-that-go-back-into-public-circulation/

NBC5 & SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/fbi-department-homeland-security-issue-terror-alert-regarding-pride-month-celebrations/3436888/
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/local/2024/05/16/springfields-pridefest-organizer-wants-people-to-enjoy-the-journey/73643926007/

WGN9
— Sheriff: 27,000 guns held by revoked FOID holders unaccounted for in Cook County – Andrea Medina, BJ Lutz (COMMENT: How many of those who have revoked FOID cards live in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
https://wgntv.com/news/cook-county/cook-county-sheriff-foid-revoked-compliance-2024/

FOX32
— DePaul’s quad needs about $180K in repairs after pro-Palestinian encampment. The encampment was taken down just before 6 a.m. and left voluntarily.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1457096
— Cook County Sheriff’s Office wants funding to remove guns from people who shouldn’t own them. The Cook County Sheriff’s Department said more than 112,000 Illinois residents have been declared too dangerous to own a gun. However, the state doesn’t know if 84,000 of those people still have them. (COMMENT: How many of these 112,000 live in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1457103

WBEZ
— Chicago sees a spike in Black teens out of school and out of work – Anna Savchenko (COMMENT: What did you do to avoid unemployment? Starting in 1962, I took bad jobs that my peers did not seek and would not stoop to take. Because I took those bad jobs, I was able to a) buy a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air in 1964 when turned 16, b) buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966, c) pay for my college expenses, d) buy a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, e) buy a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, f) buy a new 1972 Corvette in 1971, g) buy a new townhome in University Park in 1972, h) buy an new 1974 Dodge Dart in 1973, i) buy a studio condo in downtown Chicago in 1974, j) buy a one bedroom condo in downtown Chicago in 1976, k) etc.)
https://www.wbez.org/stories/chicago-sees-a-spike-in-black-teens-out-of-school-and-out-of-work-study-shows/530c52b0-733d-4fde-b41e-93e6859e088d

ABC7 & NBC5 & CHICAGO SUN-TIMES & WTTW & WSIL TV & CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS & STATELINE & HERALD WHIG & DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/justice-department-formally-moves-reclassify-marijuana-dangerous-drug/14826868/
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-praises-justice-department-move-to-reclassify-marijuana/3439467/
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2024/05/16/marijuana-reclassification-justice-department-proposal-not-legalize
https://news.wttw.com/2024/05/16/justice-department-moves-reclassify-marijuana-less-dangerous-drug-historic-shift
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/top-stories/justice-department-formally-moves-to-reclassify-marijuana-as-a-less-dangerous-drug-in-historic-shift/article_95224e24-a370-5829-80c6-3f2071dbf30a.html
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/cannabis/doj-advances-plan-reclassify-cannabis
https://www.mystateline.com/reviews/br/health-wellness-br/ap-health/ap-justice-department-formally-moves-to-reclassify-marijuana-as-a-less-dangerous-drug-in-historic-shift/
https://www.whig.com/ap/business/justice-department-formally-moves-to-reclassify-marijuana-as-a-less-dangerous-drug-in-historic-shift/article_8b39cf54-7879-56e3-83e1-cef26e3b610f.html
https://www.shawlocal.com/daily-chronicle/2024/05/16/dekalbs-2nd-marijuana-dispensary-to-open-with-help-from-bears-legend-jim-mcmahon/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH & JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER
— Chicago youth struggle with higher rates of unemployment – SHANZEH AHMAD (COMMENT: What did you do to avoid unemployment? Starting in 1962, I took bad jobs that my peers did not seek and would not stoop to take. Because I took those bad jobs, I was able to a) buy a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air in 1964 when I turned 16, b) buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966, c) pay for my college expenses, d) buy a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, e) buy a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, f) buy a new 1972 Corvette in 1971, g) buy a new townhome in University Park in 1972, h) buy an new 1974 Dodge Dart in 1973, i) buy a studio condo in downtown Chicago in 1974, j) buy a one bedroom condo in downtown Chicago in 1976, k) etc.)
https://pantagraph.com/news/state-regional/report-chicago-youth-struggle-with-higher-rates-of-unemployment-post-pandemic/article_dd802e76-2639-5cef-b958-0cebe76cc4fb.html
https://jg-tc.com/news/state-regional/report-chicago-youth-struggle-with-higher-rates-of-unemployment-post-pandemic/article_e96b2beb-539d-5986-8bc3-ba09846b619d.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Democrats used to promote integration, but now they promote segregation.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/ap-70-years-after-brown-v-board-america-is-both-more-diverse-and-more-segregated/
— NRA kicks off annual meeting as board considers successor to longtime leader Wayne LaPierre – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/business/ap-nra-kicks-off-annual-meeting-as-board-considers-successor-to-longtime-leader-wayne-lapierre/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Soon, under the Democrats, everyone in Illinois will be handing out welfare and/or receiving welfare.
https://www.nprillinois.org/education-desk/2024-05-16/illinois-launches-summer-food-assistance-program

WSIL TV
— Democrats ever-increasingly crow about their success in promoting more abortion.
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/health/medical-residents-are-increasingly-avoiding-states-with-abortion-restrictions/article_c2e03cc1-5da8-5786-b1b0-802e7e7b499e.html

CITIES 92.9
— State Rep. Chris Miller, R-Oakland, calls Pritzker a ‘population denier’ after data show Chicago loses more – Catrina Petersen (COMMENT: Pritzker ever-increasingly a) drives out of Illinois voters who have demographics that vote for Republicans and b) recruits to Illinois voters who have demographics that vote for Democrats. Those who vote Democrats a) lack education and/or job skills, b) have major health, financial, and/or other problems, c) want/need/demand massive assistance from government, charities, and churches, d) promote dependency on government and charity, e) promote LGBTQ, f) promote abortion, g) promote mass/illegal immigration, h) promote booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) promote diminishment of Second Amendment rights, j) promote Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, promote patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, and/or k) are in America illegally.)
https://www.cities929.com/2024/05/16/legislator-calls-pritzker-a-population-denier-after-data-show-chicago-loses-more/

WFXR & WDBO & KRON & WOKV & WSBTV & WFTV & WBTW & WSPA & WNKY & WMBD & WJTV & FOX 44 & WGN RADIO & WTOPP
— Over 80,000 Illinois people banned from owning guns still keep them – AP (COMMENT: How many of these 80,000 live in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
https://www.wfxrtv.com/news/national/ap-over-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning-guns-still-keep-them-report-shows/
https://www.wdbo.com/news/national/over-80000-illinois/JN4WZHLZE2ULNYEYUG47BWEM3Q/
https://www.kron4.com/news/national/ap-us-news/ap-over-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning-guns-still-keep-them-report-shows/
https://www.wokv.com/news/national/over-80000-illinois/JN4WZHLZE2ULNYEYUG47BWEM3Q/
https://www.wsbtv.com/news/national/over-80000-illinois/JN4WZHLZE2ULNYEYUG47BWEM3Q/
https://www.wftv.com/news/national/over-80000-illinois/JN4WZHLZE2ULNYEYUG47BWEM3Q/
https://www.wbtw.com/news/national/ap-over-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning-guns-still-keep-them-report-shows/
https://www.wspa.com/news/national/ap-us-news/ap-over-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning-guns-still-keep-them-report-shows/
https://www.wnky.com/i/over-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning-guns-still-keep-them-report-shows/
https://wmbdradio.com/2024/05/16/us-unveils-proposal-to-ease-restrictions-on-marijuana-2/
https://www.wjtv.com/news/national/ap-over-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning-guns-still-keep-them-report-shows/
https://www.fox44news.com/news/national-world-news/ap-over-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning-guns-still-keep-them-report-shows/
https://wgnradio.com/news/national/ap-over-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning-guns-still-keep-them-report-shows/
https://wtop.com/national/2024/05/over-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning-guns-still-keep-them-report-shows/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD & WCIA & FOX 23 & WSIL TV & NEWS CHANNEL 20 & TELEGRAPH
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more pot.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/health-news/ap-justice-department-formally-moves-to-reclassify-marijuana-as-a-less-dangerous-drug-in-historic-shift/
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/hill-politics/biden-announces-major-step-toward-reclassifying-marijuana/
https://www.wcia.com/hill-politics/biden-announces-major-step-toward-reclassifying-marijuana/
https://www.kbsi23.com/i/justice-department-formally-moves-to-reclassify-marijuana-as-a-less-dangerous-drug-in-historic-shift/
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/top-stories/justice-department-formally-moves-to-reclassify-marijuana-as-a-less-dangerous-drug-in-historic-shift/article_95224e24-a370-5829-80c6-3f2071dbf30a.html
https://newschannel20.com/news/nation-world/justice-department-formally-moves-to-reclassify-marijuana-as-a-less-dangerous-drug-historic-move-drug-enforcement-administration-doj-us-drug-policy-attorney-general-merrick-garland-schedule-i-drug
https://www.thetelegraph.com/business/article/alert-justice-department-formally-moves-to-19461952.php

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. If you push pot, you should be presumed to use pot.
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/05/17/bidens-weed-plan-a-win-for-illinois-00158620

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/17/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-291/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/16/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-89/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Why do governments exist in America? Under Democrat and RINO elected officials, they ever-increasingly exist a) to hire, retain, and promote Democrats and RINOs who are minority, female, younger, unmarried, LGBTQ, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time and b) to give more and more and more preference to voters who are the aforesaid. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What motivates you? What do you do and what motivates you to do that? I spend 15+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together and sending them out. The following motivates me to do that: a) the continuing failure/refusal of Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) leaders to defend and advance the personal 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, b) the continuing failure/refusal of Republican elected officials in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton to defend and advance the aforesaid planks, c) the continuing big adverse actions that IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO leaders continue to take against me, and d) ever-increasing poverty and crime in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What were your greatest professional accomplishments in life? Mine were in chronological order: a) earning a bachelor’s degree in business from NIU when I was 21 in 1970, b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, d) earning a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, e) passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, f) becoming a licensed CPA in 1981, g) earning job-related professional certifications in 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997, and h) earning a master’s degree in finance from IIT in 1997. My critics/opponents not only ignore/dismiss/belittle the aforesaid, they use them against me. They hint/imply/argue/shout that because I never earned more than $150,075/year in today’s dollars and because I was forced into early retirement in 1997, I must be a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and/or even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. I should write a book about my biggest high-profile critics/opponents. Better yet, I should sue them for defamation. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Who welcomes you? Those who do not welcome me are anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-draft avoiders, anti-Protestant, anti-German American, anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, anti-past, present, and future federal employees, anti-those who they cannot manipulate or dominate, anti-those who refuse to glorify and praise them, anti-those who refuse to pander to them, anti-those who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, anti-those who refuse to cover up their wrong doing, and/or anti-those who refuse to give them money. I should write a book about those who are the aforesaid. I would focus on the aforesaid who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me. I would focus on the aforesaid who are high-profile and who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on the aforesaid who use the disgusting operatives and dupes to do their dirty work.- Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

WIREPOINTS
— Twelve Illinois Congressmen vote against bill to give federal custody to non-citizen defendants charged or convicted with assaulting cops.
https://wirepoints.org/twelve-illinois-congressmen-vote-against-bill-to-give-federal-custody-to-non-citizen-defendants-charged-or-convicted-with-assaulting-cops-wirepoints-quickpoint/
— Pritzker is using the threat of budget cuts to get more tax hikes passed
https://wirepoints.org/gov-pritzker-is-using-the-threat-of-budget-cuts-to-get-more-tax-hikes-passed-wirepoints-joins-tom-miller-of-wjpf-carbondale/
— Public education staffing has ballooned over the years…yet kids still can’t read
https://wirepoints.org/wirepoints-on-with-jeff-daly-of-wzus-decatur-radio/

CEMNTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— SCOTUS considers whether to take Illinois’ gun ban challenges – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_09546bc2-13c5-11ef-b6f4-e36cb6dc9f5e.html
— Opponents call measure ‘union propaganda’ that could be taught in Illinois schools – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_f5feb848-13ce-11ef-b727-cb649cd70918.html
— Legislator calls Pritzker a ‘population denier’ after data show Chicago loses more – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_60496454-13c6-11ef-92bf-1f518eb7257a.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— SEIU HCII spends money in other questionable ways
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/05/16/sieiu-pizzagate-opt-out-link/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— Chicago GOP Elects Retired Chicago Police Detective Chuck Hernandez as Chairman to Replace Boulton, who Bolted After the Vote
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/05/ir-exclusive-chicago-gop-elects-retired-chicago-police-detective-chuck-hernandez-as-chairman-to-replace-boulton-who-bolted-after-the-vote.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Republicans release reminder of Biden’s failures on the border – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/16/inside-beltway-republicans-release-reminder-bidens/
— Today’s college students are being educated into imbecility. Marxist indoctrination has led to narrow-minded and destructive mentality. – Craig J. DeLuz
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/16/todays-college-students-are-being-educated-into-im/
— New fast-track immigration court docket aims to speed up removals of newly arrived migrants – AP (COMMENT: Take that with a grain of salt.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/16/new-fast-track-immigration-court-docket-aims-to-sp/
— More than 80,000 Illinois people banned from owning guns still keep them – AP (COMMENT: How many of these 80,000 live in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/16/more-than-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning/
— Putin, on Beijing visit, seeks to deepen ‘strategic’ ties to challenge U.S. Xi, Putin in summit call Washington a Cold War hegemon destabilizing the world. – Bill Gertz (COMMENT: Biden’s weakness emboldens America’s enemies.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/16/vladimir-putin-on-beijing-visit-seeks-to-deepen-st/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Is 2024 the new 1968 for Democrats? – Jim Nelles
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3005150/is-2024-new-1968-democrats/
— Who benefits from the destabilization of the US? – Mike Gonzalez
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/courage-strength-optimism/3006834/who-benefits-from-destabilization-of-the-us/

AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION
— More Racism Won’t End Racism (COMMENT: If I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran, my Democrat superiors would not have taken the many big adverse actions against me that they did including wasting my career and forcing me to retire early. What they did was political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.afa.net/the-stand/culture/2024/05/more-racism-won-t-end-racism/

AMERICAN FAMILY NETWORK
— Scouts pay dearly for wokeness, but double down anyway – Robert Knight
https://afn.net/opinion/robert-knight/2024/05/16/scouts-pay-dearly-for-wokeness-but-double-down-anyway/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Rate of Illegal Aliens Escaping Border Patrol Spiked Under Biden – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2024/05/16/rate-of-illegal-aliens-escaping-border-patrol-spiked-under-biden-data/
— Medical Schools Secretly Defying Supreme Court’s Ruling on Affirmative Action. – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2024/05/17/report-medical-schools-secretly-defying-supreme-courts-ruling-on-affirmative-action/

BREITBART
— Over 80,000 Illinois people banned from owning guns still keep them – AP (COMMENT: How many of these 80,000 live in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
https://www.breitbart.com/news/over-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning-guns-still-keep-them-report-shows/

CENTER SQUARE MINNESOTA
— A federal lawsuit claims Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz uses “blatant discrimination” and affirmative action in appointments. (COMMENT: How strongly do the elected officials in your county, township, municipality, and school district discriminate against those who are conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time? In 2019, the leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization made it extremely clear that instead of me, they wanted a female LGBTQer who was younger than me to fill a Wheaton City Council vacancy. I should write about that.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/minnesota/article_3bb88094-139d-11ef-84f4-e37ee74846db.html

COLLEGE FIX
— Columbia has more full-time employees than undergrads, including an Earth Observatory DEI director – MATT LAMB
https://www.thecollegefix.com/columbia-has-more-full-time-employees-than-undergrad-students-including-an-earth-observatory-dei-director/

CREATORS SYNDIATE
— Graduates Need To Know That Life Is Bigger Than Your GPA. – Bonnie Jean Feldkamp (COMMENT: What harmed your GPA? For me, it was my working while I took classes 1964-1981 and 1992-1997.)
https://www.creators.com/read/bonnie-jean-feldkamp/05/24/graduates-need-to-know-that-life-is-bigger-than-your-gpa

DAILY WIRE
— DHS Says ‘Privacy Interests’ Of Illegals On Terrorist Watchlist Outweigh Americans’ Right To Know. Secrecy comes after military base allegedly concealed infiltration attempt by illegal immigrant on terrorist watchlist. – Luke Rosiak
https://www.dailywire.com/news/dhs-says-privacy-interests-of-illegals-on-terrorist-watchlist-outweigh-americans-right-to-know
— NFL Kicker SLAMMED For Defending Christianity – Ben Shapiro
https://www.dailywire.com/episode/ep-1966-nfl-kicker-slammed-for-defending-christianity-member-exclusive

EPOCH TIMES
— Ohio Orders Purge of Ineligible Voters From State Voter Rolls After Finding 137 ‘Non-Citizens’ Registered to Vote. ‘The legislature has explicitly tasked me with ensuring that only eligible citizens can register and vote,’ Ohio’s secretary of state said. – Tom Ozimek (COMMENT: What does your County Clerk do to assure that only U.S. citizens are registered to vote? How many illegals are registered to vote in your county, township, municipality, and school district?)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/ohio-orders-purge-of-ineligible-voters-from-state-voter-rolls-after-finding-137-non-citizens-registered-to-vote-5650040

FEDERALIST
— More Chinese Nationals Illegally Entered The U.S. In Two Days This Month Than In All Of 2021 – CHUCK DEVORE AND AMMON BLAIR
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/16/more-chinese-nationals-illegally-entered-the-u-s-in-two-days-this-month-than-in-all-of-2021/
— There’s No Such Thing As Good Masculine Male Characters In The Woke World Of Book Publishing – KAMMIE C. ROSE (COMMENT: My critics/opponents despise/hate American nameplate vehicles and those who own them and especially those like me who own muscle cars.)
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/17/theres-no-such-thing-as-good-masculine-male-characters-in-the-woke-world-of-book-publishing/
— MIT Breaks With DEI Insanity In Faculty Hiring, But Is It Too Late? – HELEN RALEIGH
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/16/mit-breaks-with-dei-insanity-in-faculty-hiring-but-is-it-too-late/

FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM
— In Spite of Border Crisis Calls for Amnesty Continue – Pawel Styrna
https://www.fairus.org/blog/2024/05/16/spite-border-crisis-calls-amnesty-continue

FOX NEWS
— Socialist Chicago council member says it’s ‘racist’ to punish criminals, America is a ‘garbage society’ The Chicago politician laughed at the idea that White people experience racism. – Hannah Grossman (COMMENT: To get more votes from Blacks, Democrat politicians ever-increasingly blame Republican White males for all the problems that Blacks have.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/socialist-chicago-council-member-says-racist-punish-criminals-america-garbage-society
— Medical schools are ‘skirting SCOTUS’ ruling against affirmative action. ‘Many in the healthcare establishment… remain ideologically committed to the principle of racial favoritism.’ – Brianna Herlihy (COMMENT: Soon, if not already, everyone in healthcare in America will be many, most, if not virtually all of the following: non-conservative, non-Republican, minority, female, younger, non-Protestant, non-German American, have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time, and/or citizens of foreign countries.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/medical-schools-skirting-scotus-ruling-affirmative-action-report-shows
— Parents can’t opt K-5 children out of LGBTQ curriculum: appeals court. The court ruled that parents had not shown how the policy would violate their children’s First Amendment right to free exercise of religion. – Michael Dorgan
https://www.foxnews.com/us/parents-cant-opt-k-5-children-lgbtq-curriculum-appeals-court
— Chinese Communist Party-linked network behind ‘well-funded’ anti-Israel campus protests. Report described the umbrella organization orchestrating protests as ‘anti-capitalist, anti-police, and anti-government’. – Bradford Betz
https://www.foxnews.com/us/chinese-communist-party-linked-anti-israel-campus-protests-well-funded-non-organic-group-says

HOT AIR
— Executive Order: How Does 4,000 Illegal Aliens Per Day Sound? – KAREN TOWNSEND
https://hotair.com/karen-townsend/2024/05/16/executive-order-how-does-4000-illegal-aliens-per-day-sound-n3788511
— Mexico Facilitates Illegals Getting Legal Plates and Registrations on Vehicles in Florida – BEEGE WELBORN
https://hotair.com/tree-hugging-sister/2024/05/16/loophole-mexico-facilitating-illegals-getting-legal-plates-and-registrations-on-vehicles-in-florida-n3788518

PJ MEDIA
— Chinese and Iranian Moles Are Posing As DoorDash Drivers – KEVIN DOWNEY JR.
https://pjmedia.com/kevindowneyjr/2024/05/16/the-spy-who-fed-me-chinese-and-iranian-moles-are-posing-as-door-dash-drivers-n4929092

TOWNHALL
— Biden’s Commerce Secretary Confirms That More Illegal Immigrants Means More Power for Democrats – Spencer Brown
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2024/05/16/raimondo-confirms-more-illegal-immigrants-mean-more-power-for-democrats-n2639136

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/4668056-gaetz-echoes-trump-proud-boys-stand-back-stand-by/
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://thehill.com/latino/4669032-biden-asylum-cases-docket-immigration-border/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— California Assembly on Thursday voted to issue an official apology for the state’s role in slavery and the systemic racism that ensued. – Mackenzie Mays (COMMENT: What do your critics/opponents want you to apologize for that your parents and/or the rest of your ancestors did? My parents and the rest of my ancestors were never in a position in which they could discriminate against anyone and they never did discriminate against anyone.)
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2024-05-16/california-legislature-issues-official-apology-for-slavery-then-kill-some-reparations-bills

BHARATE EXPRESS NEWS
— GOP seeks to correct ‘the narrative’ on mail-in ballot use after years of conflicting messages (COMMENT: At the request of the Milton Township Republican Organization, as an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman, I am in the process of hand-delivering permanent mail-in ballot applications to 64 registered Republican voters in my precinct in 55 homes and one apartment who did not vote recently. Of course, my critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that my doing that will cause Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct to get fewer votes.)
https://thebharatexpressnews.com/gop-seeks-to-correct-the-narrative-on-mail-in-ballot-use-after-years-of-conflicting-messages/

ABC NEWS & YAHOO
— Over 80,000 Illinois people banned from owning guns still keep them – AP (COMMENT: How many of these 80,000 live in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/80000-illinois-people-banned-owning-guns-report-shows-110295351
https://www.yahoo.com/news/over-80-000-illinois-people-100130522.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Democrats used to promote integration. How they promote segregation.
https://apnews.com/article/school-integration-brown-board-supreme-court-9d84858db3717620a77bfae0b478cab8

CNN
— To keep Blacks voting for Democrat candidates, Democrat elected officials ever-increasingly give Blacks more preference. Since 1997, Democrat elected federal officials can stress to Blacks that they forced me to take their early retirement “offer” and gave my Black subordinate my job and my preferred corner office.
https://ktvz.com/politics/cnn-us-politics/2024/05/17/biden-makes-fresh-appeals-to-black-voters-hoping-they-can-return-him-to-the-white-house/

MSNBC
— White students sue University of Oklahoma over alleged pro-Black discrimination. A class action lawsuit accuses the school of unlawfully placing a “high value on diversity” and unfairly awarding scholarship funds to Black students. – Ja’han Jones
https://www.msnbc.com/the-reidout/reidout-blog/university-oklahoma-anti-white-discrimination-lawsuit-rcna152644

MSN
— Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz to speak at Texas GOP convention in San Antonio – Brooke Kushwaha (COMMENT: Who will speak at the Illinois Republican Party State Convention? How many delegates will there be from each of the 102 counties? I should write about those who do not want be a delegate from DuPage County.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/florida-rep-matt-gaetz-to-speak-at-texas-gop-convention-in-san-antonio/ar-BB1mwryS
— Democrats ever-increasingly crow about their success in promoting more abortion.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/other/illinois-sees-spike-in-out-of-state-abortion-patients/ar-AA1cvuB6
— Two-Thirds of Voters Strongly Oppose Secret ‘Woke’ Civics Classes – Claire O’Hare
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/two-thirds-of-voters-strongly-oppose-secret-woke-civics-classes-poll/ar-BB1iGUzk
— R&B singer cuts up National Anthem live on stage with anti-American lyrics: ‘Blood built this land’ R&B singer and actor Jill Scott blasted America by changing the words of the National Anthem into claiming it is an oppressor state during a live performance on stage. Jill Scott was performing on the second day of the Essence Festival on the perceived systemic racism in America, saying the country is “not the land of the free.”
https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebrity/r-b-singer-cuts-up-national-anthem-live-on-stage-with-anti-american-lyrics-blood-built-this-land/ar-AA1dxpTE
— Democrat and RINO employers ever-increasingly use DEI to not hire Republicans and to get rid of their Republican employees.
https://www.msn.com/en-in/money/careers/here-s-how-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-drives-performance-at-workplace/ar-BB1lX3GH
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/gone-woke-chick-fil-a-dei-hire-sparks-calls-for-boycott/ar-AA1bTQj6

ASSOCIATED PRESS & THE HILL & POLITICO & NEW YORK MAGAZINE & YAHOO & HUFFINGTON POPST & MSN & NEW REPUBLIC
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly use the Proud Boys against Trump. I should write about those who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) the most as being extremist groups. I would focus on past and present a) Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization leaders, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 and their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists. I would focus on the aforesaid who had their disgusting operatives and dupes end my TAPROOT chairmanship in 2012 and my ICRC Steering Committee membership in 2007.
https://apnews.com/article/matt-gaetz-donald-trump-proud-boys-daed52f145929eefc8deaf2bfee32e47
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/4668056-gaetz-echoes-trump-proud-boys-stand-back-stand-by/
https://www.politico.com/live-updates/2024/05/16/trump-hush-money-criminal-trial/gaetz-alludes-to-proud-boys-00158379
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/matt-gaetz-proud-boys-trump-hush-money-trial.html
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/matt-gaetz-invokes-trump-infamous-150003089.html
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/matt-gaetz-stand-back-stand-by-proud-boys_n_66462d52e4b0dd63cd2ba653
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/matt-gaetz-invokes-trump-s-infamous-call-to-proud-boys-at-trial-stand-back-and-stand-by/ar-BB1mvzxn
https://newrepublic.com/post/181636/matt-gaetz-trump-trial-insurrection

WASHINGTON POST & CBS NEWS & GOVERNING & KGUN9 & AMERICA MAGAZINE & VOA
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/15/trump-immigration-deportation-plan/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/15/president-joe-biden-immigration-border-asylum/4ec57030-12d9-11ef-9d37-865890cc2670_story.html
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/u-s-new-effort-expedite-court-cases-migrants-who-cross-border-illegally/
https://www.governing.com/urban/how-cities-can-absorb-waves-of-refugees
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gfIIUBGiag
https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2024/05/16/immigration-asylum-border-texas-annunciation-house-el-paso-paxton
https://www.voanews.com/a/new-immigration-court-docket-aims-to-speed-removal-of-some-new-migrants/7615290.html

USA TODAY
— Speeders drive faster cars. State police are buying the Ford Mustang GT to chase them. – Phoebe Wall Howard (COMMENT: I own a 2023 Mustang GT Premium and a 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2024/05/13/ford-mustang-gt-police-car-to-chase-speeders/73668575007/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As other automakers stop building cars powered by big V8 engines, Ford Motor Co.’s Mustang GT remains the last man standing. Police agencies, who need the horsepower, have taken notice. After years of ordering the Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro, state patrol agencies in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina confirmed they’re adding the 2024 Mustang GT to their fleets. And they’re not the only law enforcement agencies doing so. Ford’s competitors aren’t making these muscle cars anymore.)
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2024/05/14/rupaul-drag-race-all-stars-performing/73632845007/
— Democrats used to promote integration, now they promote segregation.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2024/05/16/brown-v-board-turns-70-school-segregation-persists/73243509007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Chicago Teachers Union Plays Hooky. The CTU abandons students to seek a billion-dollar raise. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chicago-teachers-union-1-billion-dollars-stacy-davis-gates-f17cb4aa
— A Legal Scholar Critiqued Elon Musk’s Pay. Now He’s Out of a Job. Tesla threatened to fire a law firm over Charles Elson’s objections to the CEO’s proposed pay package. – Ben Foldy (COMMENT: Since I started working for the federal government when I was 18 years old in 1966, my critics/opponents have viciously demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being grossly overpaid. In my defense, a) I earned a high school diploma in 1966, b) I earned job-related master’s degrees in 1976, 1980, and 1997, c) I earned job-related professional certifications in 1979, 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997, and d) I earned a job-related professional license in 1981.)
https://www.wsj.com/business/autos/elon-musk-tesla-pay-vote-scholar-lost-job-0e3cb38b
— Democrats Take Jewish Voters for Granted. We are liberal and support Israel. The party risks losing us by pandering to its antisemitic elements. – Ammiel Hirsch (COMMENT: I should write a book about my Democrat superiors in the federal Government who succeeded in encouraging/forcing my many Jewish superiors and supervisors to take many big adverse actions against me.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-take-jewish-voters-for-granted-israel-antisemitism-e963a0e3

FORBES
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/pamdanziger/2024/05/16/how-target-found-middle-ground-for-pride-month-2024-and-others-can-do-the-same/

POLITICO
— Biden’s team had a few demands for a Trump debate. A major one: No crowd. “Trump feeds off the crowd, they give him life. We wanted to take that away.” – JONATHAN LEMIRE
https://www.politico.com/news/2024/05/17/biden-trump-debate-2024-demands-00158586

BROOKINGS
— Democrat teachers ever-increasingly make their students good little Democrats, that is, sexually active LGBTQers who are anti-heterosexual, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-draft avoiders, anti-Protestant, anti-German American, anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, anti-etc.
https://www.brookings.edu/articles/7-takeaways-on-how-teachers-are-reacting-to-restrictions-on-discussing-race-and-gender/

INSDE HIGHER EDUCATION
— Illinois Adopts ACT as Graduation Requirement – Liam Knox (COMMENT: No one thought that I was “college material.” They were shocked that my ACT score was 24. They thought that it would be much lower. Similarly, they were shocked that I graduated in the upper 20% of my class. Similarly, they were shocked that UIC accepted me.)
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/quick-takes/2024/05/17/illinois-switches-graduation-requirement-sat-act

CPA PRACTIVE ADVISOR
— Top Reasons Why Some Decide Not to Pursue CPA Credential – Isaac M. O’Bannon (COMMENT: To get rid of me, my Democrat IRS superiors ignored/dismissed/belittled my passing the CPA examination on my first attempt when I was 30 years old in 1979. All of my coworkers who they wanted to promote over me at the time were Democrat, minority, female, veteran, and/or younger than me, but had not taken the examination or let alone passed it. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.cpapracticeadvisor.com/2024/05/16/updated-cpa-pipeline-report-show-top-challenges-for-candidates/105514/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Among all respondents surveyed, “time” emerged as the top-ranked challenge—or deterrent—to becoming a CPA. Here are the five top-ranked challenges impacting prospective CPAs: Workload time commitments to study for the exam. Personal time commitments to study for the exam. Difficulty of exam content. Fear of failing the exam. Navigating the exam application process.)