September 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Judge halts California law that would force President Trump to release tax returns – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/judge-halts-california-law-that-would-force-pres-trump-to-release-tax-returns/5553218/
— Justin Trudeau apologizes for wearing brownface during 2001 school event – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/justin-trudeau-apologizes-for-wearing-brownface-during-2001-school-event/5550893/

NBC5
— Alderman Brendan Reilly Looks for ‘Middle Ground’ on Downtown Dispensary Rules Proposed rules for legalized cannabis in Chicago would prohibit dispensaries from opening in the downtown business district – Mary Ann Ahern (DIERSEN: Stoners and pot pushers want pot to be available and sold everywhere.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/alderman-disagrees-with-blanket-ban-on-downtown-dispensaries-560720431.html

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump files lawsuit in attempt to block New York prosecutors from getting his tax returns – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-files-lawsuit-in-attempt-to-block-new-york-prosecutors-from-getting-his-tax-returns

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Recreational marijuana is coming to Chicago. Downtown pot shops should be part of the change. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Stoners and pot pushers want pot to be available and sold everywhere.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-lori-lightfoot-pot-dispensaries-downtown-20190919-ppcob3edgjfjri2ofhqqkzmwey-story.html
— Proposal for on-site marijuana smoking licenses introduced, but alderman says it was a mistake and will be withdrawn and reviewed – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-marijuana-rules-ordinance-20190920-q4sotjawrjbznoap67ahy6epdq-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Hinsdale prepared to ban recreational marijuana sales in village – KIMBERLY FORNEK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/hinsdale/ct-dhd-marijuana-sales-tl-0926-20190919-3hk6mebj3ndlzfjbhfmocipc6q-story.html
— Most expensive private high schools in the Chicago area – Kasondra Van Treeck
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-expensive-chicago-high-schools-viz-20190919-vxmkw7crhfeptfp2mqpqd66vla-story.html
— Keep The Bean forever open, clear and free of preachers and protesters – Eric Zorn
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-evangelists-millennium-park-bean-wheaton-zorn-20190919-5rmg3ymwrjfvrev6yjyx572psm-story.html
— The casino saga: A tale of shaky bets and … cannibals – DAVID GREISING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-casino-gambling-revenue-greising-20190919-ppopblrcpbhpvhyczwwob7us3u-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Sweeping ordinance allows public pot use in licensed Chicago businesses, but Lightfoot ally says it was mistakenly introduced Ald. Villegas’ plan would allow consumption in cannabis showrooms, licensed bars and even in the offices of doctors and “beauty professionals.” – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: Stoners and pot pushers want pot to be available and sold everywhere.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/19/20874183/recreational-marijuana-pot-consumption-gillegas-lori-lightfoot
— Wanna allow weed cafes in your town? Hold on — lawmakers are planning a rewrite of pot law The law legalizing recreational pot contained an exemption seemingly allowing marijuana smoking in bars and restaurants, alarming health advocates. – Tom Schuba (DIERSEN: Stoners and pot pushers want pot to be available and sold everywhere.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/9/19/20873037/pot-on-site-consumption-public-marijuana-cannabis-cafe-illinois
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting students to serve as their operatives and as their dupes.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/19/20874091/chicago-climate-strike-where-when-what-time
— Is Chicago’s first openly-gay mayor laying the groundwork for gay set-asides on city contracts? In 2003, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) broached the subject of gay set-asides, only to drop the idea after plenty of pushback from the gay community. Now, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is raising it again. – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: Do those who represent you on your city council support or oppose gay set-asides?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/9/19/20874706/chicagos-gay-mayor-laying-groundwork-gay-set-asides-city-contracts-lori-lightfoot-women-minorities
— Reparations? History is too vast to allow for a tidy accounting of sins and victimization What advocates for reparations really want is for Americans to acknowledge that blacks have been uniquely oppressed and persecuted in U.S. history. – Mona Charen 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/9/19/20874653/mona-charen-reparations-african-americans-2020-election-julian-castro-slavery-cory-brooker

DAILY HERALD
— Lawmakers already see need to tweak marijuana law – Jerry Nowicki (DIERSEN: Stoners and pot pushers want pot to be available and sold everywhere.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190919/lawmakers-already-see-need-to-tweak-marijuana-law
— OUTSTANDING: Lake Zurich bans recreational pot sales – Jennifer Shea
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190919/lake-zurich-bans-recreational-pot-sales
— Trudeau can look to US politicians amid brownface scandal – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190919/news/309199877/
— The silenced: meet the climate whistleblowers muzzled by Trump – Oliver Milman (DIERSEN: The Democrats who dominate the federal government took adverse actions against me because I blew the whistle on their political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. The RINOs who dominate the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee continue to take adverse actions against me because I blow the whistle on their failure/refusal to defend and advance the IRP platform and the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190919/the-silenced-meet-the-climate-whistleblowers-muzzled-by-trump
— Inspector general finds plenty of blame to go around on tollway hiring – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190919/inspector-general-finds-plenty-of-blame-to-go-around-on-tollway-hiring

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Lightfoot’s no-toke zone makes no sense The mayor wants to declare a potentially lucrative swath of Chicago off-limits to marijuana retailers. But why? – JOE CAHILL (DIERSEN: Stoners and pot pushers want pot to be available and sold everywhere.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/joe-cahill-business/lightfoots-no-toke-zone-makes-no-sense

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: State of Illinois department heads have been ordered to find “operational efficiencies” that would total 6.5 percent of their current budget. In the federal government, when agency budgets are cut, agencies get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40. 
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorial-be-prepared/article_f89ae88e-5ecc-5ff7-bee3-f48d9a66115e.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Oberweis Releases End of July-Early August Survey Results Very Favorable to His Campaign, Margin of Error 6.9%
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/18/oberweis-releases-august-8th-survey-results-very-favorable-to-his-campaign/

CAPITOL FAX
— Oberweis slammed for releasing poll that has him trailing by 9
https://capitolfax.com/2019/09/19/oberweis-slammed-for-releasing-poll-that-has-him-trailing-by-9/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Stoners and pot pushers want pot to be available and sold everywhere. 
https://capitolfax.com/2019/09/19/family-friendly/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Rep. Ilhan Omar wants Trump suspended from Twitter – Andrew Blake (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents should get together and publish a list of websites and authors that they do not want me to include links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, that is, a list of websites and authors that they want me to blacklist. Of course, they will not do that because they know that I refuse to carryout anyone’s blacklist orders.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/19/ilhan-omar-wants-donald-trump-suspended-from-twitt/
— Colt suspends production of AR-15 for civilian market – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/19/colt-suspends-production-of-ar-15-for-civilian-mar/

GOPUSA
— Drive a battery car; support child labor
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=76328

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump the fighter takes aim at California’s blue cities over homeless crisis of their own making – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/payback_trump_the_fighter_takes_aim_at_californias_blue_cities_over_homeless_crisis_of_their_own_making.html

BREITBART
— 7 Trump Haters Who Love Them Some Blackface – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/social-justice/2019/09/19/nolte-7-trump-haters-who-love-them-some-blackface/

DAILY SIGNAL
— The Real Reason for Trump Derangement Syndrome – Victor Davis Hanson
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/09/19/the-real-reason-for-trump-derangement-syndrome/

PJ MEDIA
— Groundbreaking $4.8M Lawsuit Threatens to Unearth SPLC’s Secrets – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/groundbreaking-4-8m-lawsuit-threatens-to-unearth-splcs-secrets/

THE HILL
— Democrats hit Scalia over LGBTQ rights – ALEX GANGITANO
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/462185-democrats-hit-scalia-over-lgbtq-disability-rights

NEW YORK POST
— Watchdog Refuses to Detail Whistle-Blower Complaint About Trump – Nicholas Fandos, Eileen Sullivan, Julian E. Barnes and Matthew Rosenberg (DIERSEN: The Democrats who dominate the federal government took adverse actions against me because I blew the whistle on their political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. The RINOs who dominate the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee continue to take adverse actions against me because I blow the whistle on their failure/refusal to defend and advance the IRP platform and the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/us/politics/intelligence-whistle-blower-complaint-trump.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The UAW is on strike against General Motors. Here’s what that says about today’s labor movement. – Laura C. Bucci
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/09/19/uaw-is-strike-against-general-motors-heres-what-that-says-about-todays-labor-movement/

FORBES
— Google Is Once Again Accused Of Age Discrimination – Jack Kelly
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2019/09/19/google-is-once-again-accused-of-age-discrimination/
— Even In A Competitive Labor Market, Little Vacation For Workers – Martha Gimbel (DIERSEN: Since 1966, when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been furious a) that I got lots of vacation days while worked part-time for the Post Office 1966-1969 and full-time for IRS 1971-1980 and GAO 1980-1997 and b) that I got a big lump-sum payment for lots of unused vacation days when I took an early retirement “offer” in 1997. SEE:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/leave-administration/fact-sheets/annual-leave/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/marthagimbel/2019/09/19/even-in-a-competitive-labor-market-little-vacation-for-workers/

GAZETTE
— Where do 10 candidates stand on LGBTQ issues? Gazette looks at presidential candidates’ pasts before Friday’s forum
https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/government/where-do-10-candidates-stand-on-lgbtq-issues-gazette-one-iowa-glaad-the-advocate-msnbc-youtube-friday-forum-20190919

OAKLAND COUNTY TIMES
— Five Apply for Short Term Ferndale Council Seat, Decision Monday – Crystal A. Proxmire
http://oaklandcounty115.com/2019/09/19/five-apply-for-short-term-ferndale-council-seat-decision-monday/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Applicants have the opportunity to speak to Council at the Monday, Sept. 23 meeting, and council is expected to appoint the vacancy following the introductions. The meeting takes place at Ferndale City Hall beginning at 7pm.)

WESTWORD
— City Council Rejects Rezoning Proposal Opposed by West Colfax Jewish Community – CONOR MCCORMICK-CAVANAGH 
https://www.westword.com/news/denver-city-council-rejects-rezoning-request-in-west-colfax-11483925

ADVOCATE
— Where the 2020 Democratic Candidates Stand on LGBTQ Issues
https://www.advocate.com/election/2019/9/19/lgbtq-presidential-forum-where-10-candidates-stand#media-gallery-media-1

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Are Thrift Savings Plan millionaires on the endangered species list? – Mike Causey (DIERSEN: The more money that they have in their Thrift Savings Plan, the more that federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40 will be forced to retire.) 
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/mike-causey-federal-report/2019/09/are-tsp-millionaires-on-the-endangered-species-list/

HR
— How to Calculate Damages in a Slander Case (DIERSEN: I should sue those who have slandered me. Their slandering me has caused me to lose a tremendous amount of income.) 
https://www.hg.org/legal-articles/how-to-calculate-damages-in-a-slander-case-38152

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Actual damages can be calculated to a certain dollar amount. They include all those damages that the plaintiff directly suffered due to the slander. This may include lost wages, lost earning capacity or loss of business opportunities. These may include the actual amounts lost or the amounts that are likely to be lost because of the slander. To calculate lost earnings, the plaintiff can add up the wages that he or she lost from being out of work because of the slanderous statement. This also includes any employment benefits that were lost, such as using sick days or paid time off to deal with the slanderous statement. Lost earning capacity is more difficult to prove and generally requires expert testimony. An expert may have to testify about how the plaintiff’s diminished earning capacity will affect his or her lifetime earnings. For example, if a person was working a $100,000 job and the slander caused him or her to be fired and to be ostracized from the position and was only able to earn $50,000, the annual amount of damages would start at $50,000. Reasonable pay increases based on the individual’s employment record would also be taken into consideration, as well as his or her prospects for promotion. Inflation may also be taken into consideration. An expert may have to evaluate a variety of evidence in order to determine the difference between the plaintiff’s projected earnings before the slander in order to compare these with the projected earnings after the slander. The economic expert may examine the plaintiff’s tax returns, the current and projected economic state and the industry in which the plaintiff is employed and was employed. If the plaintiff was a business owner, his or her losses may include the loss of existing clients and the lost business opportunities. Former clients may be called to testify that they stopped doing business because of the slander. An economic expert may be necessary to testify about the economic impact of such lost business opportunities and business goodwill.)

September 18 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot gets pushback on proposal to regulate Chicago’s marijuana dispensary locations – Craig Wall (DIERSEN: Wherever pot is sold, it brings down everything around it.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/lightfoot-gets-pushback-on-plans-to-regulate-marijuana-dispensary-locations/5548737/
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot introduces zoning ordinance to regulate Chicago marijuana sales – Michelle Gallardo and Craig Wall (DIERSEN: Wherever pot is sold, it brings down everything around it.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/lightfoot-introduces-chicago-marijuana-sales-ordinance/5548737/
— Wheaton College students sue Chicago, arguing Millennium Park rules violate free speech
https://abc7chicago.com/religion/wheaton-college-students-sue-city-arguing-millennium-park-rules-violate-free-speech/5549323/

WGN TV
— Itasca residents protest possible opening of drug rehab center
https://wgntv.com/2019/09/18/itasca-residents-protest-possible-opening-of-drug-rehab-center/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Waubonsee Community College. Trump-haters complain that they were not notified.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-community-reacts-to-devos-visit-waubonsee-st-0918-20190917-pxgdbg4pobhz5krkigewqc4whq-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Waubonsee students who are part of the national group Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan — MEChA — said they were disappointed to not have notice of the visit because they said it silenced them. The group works to spread awareness of immigrant rights, help connect students who are underrepresented minorities and help first-generation students navigate higher education, group leaders said. While touring Jefferson High School in Rockford Monday, dozens of protestors, many wearing red T-shirts, carried signs and gathered outside the school to greet DeVos, according to the Rockford Register Star. “Waubonsee tends to show this image that we have a very diverse student population, but we had someone from the Trump administration who has attacked our communities here,” said Giselle Gonzalez, Waubonsee sophomore and president of the MEChA group at the school. . .“At a place like our college where there is a large population of Latinx students, that’s something the school should have thought twice about before letting her come on campus,” Rodriguez said. “It just doesn’t feel safe to be surprised like that.”)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats glorify and praise past, present, and future stoners.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-marijuana-expungement-seekers-illinois-20190918-72zlavaodzfmxooaw4woyggcge-story.html
— Niles plan commission recommends creating districts for recreational marijuana sales – JENNIFER JOHNSON (DIERSEN: Wherever pot is sold, it brings down everything around it.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/niles/ct-nhs-cannabis-business-zoning-tl-0919-20190917-eruqldjx75g4xdmvo3mm5g7sym-story.html
— Illinois Gaming Board chair Don Tracy who resigned in June engaged in prohibited political activity while in charge of body that regulates gambling, watchdog finds – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-gaming-board-chairman-political-activity-20190918-ni3foxfhqrbwbc7ipl6xseqgym-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Wednesday, Tracy, who ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in the 2010 GOP primary, called the report “baseless speculation” and said that he believes it was politically motivated. But he declined to say who he thinks was responsible, other than that he doesn’t believe the governor’s office “had anything to do with it.” “I’m not going to engage in that myself,” he said.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-california-homeless-border-fundraiser-huppke-20190918-y3jfh5lnm5avzcqwkg7vlthv4m-story.html
— State lawmakers press case for monthly cap on insulin costs – JAMIE MUNKS (DIERSEN: My father fought type 1 diabetes from age 14. The high cost of insulin is one reason why he and his father had less money.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-insulin-costs-legislation-20190917-uneqfimnsbdv7gb42szxqqgmcm-story.html
— Wheaton College students sue city, say rights to free speech, religious liberty were violated by guards booting them from Millennium Park, restricting access – Javonte Anderson
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-millenium-park-wheaton-college-students-first-amendment-lawsuit-20190918-egezy2gndrhjhf7eqzm6fkz24i-story.html
— Principal accused of sexual misconduct was hired by Matteson school district without background and reference checks, records show – ZAK KOESKE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-matteson-principal-background-check-st-0719-20190918-ba4q4agdz5b6llx5tswfrxnt6e-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot to headline LGBTQ Victory Fund fundraiser with Chasten Buttigieg in Chicago this weekend
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-chasten-buttigieg-victory-fund-fundraiser-20190918-u2r2m2hgy5dtvnkbjvnapep6vu-story.html
— Embattled Palatine high school district considers granting unrestricted locker room access for transgender students – Angie Leventis Lourgos
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-palatine-211-transgender-unrestricted-access-20190919-pvladtbw7ja7hfz5rzdbwczfcu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Banning pot shops from downtown ensures Loop remains ‘family friendly,’ Lightfoot says The mayor also wants to ensure the shops are evenly distributed throughout the city. – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: Wherever pot is sold, it brings down everything around it.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/18/20872927/banning-pot-shops-from-downtown-ensures-loop-remains-family-friendly-lightfoot-says
— Chicago cops could potentially have access to thousands of new cameras — on residents’ front doors Police are starting a pilot program with doorbell camera company Ring, which could aid in solving crime but which raises privacy fears. – David Struett
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/18/20863289/ring-cameras-police-surveillance-privacy-civil-liberties-cpd-doorbell
— High-powered lobbyist has stake in weed dispensary — and he’s looking to open more – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/18/20869562/marijuana-illinois-cannabis-lobbyist-ted-brunsvold-medical
— Ex-Gaming Board chief accused of donating illegal campaign cash — allegations he calls ‘a political hit job’ Don Tracy, an appointee of former Gov. Bruce Rauner, called the executive inspector general’s report “baloney.” “A lot of people around here hate Rauner,” Tracy said from his Downstate office. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/18/20872873/illinois-gaming-board-chairman-political-contributions-don-tracy
— More eyes watching us? We need to talk first How to use new video doorbell technology should be a matter of public debate and discussion from the start. So far, it hasn’t been. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/18/20872447/privacy-ring-doorbells-chicago-police-naperville-arlington-heights-cicero-aurora
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats manipulate, dominate, and exploit children.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/18/20870853/climate-strike-youth-protestors-clean-energy-jobs-act-illinois

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Residents, school leaders urge Antioch to ban marijuana sales – Mick Zawislak
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190918/residents-school-leaders-urge-antioch-to-ban-marijuana-sales
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: East Dundee trustees express support, initiate zoning process for pot sales – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190918/east-dundee-trustees-express-support-initiate-zoning-process-for-pot-sales

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Duckworth demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump.
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190918/duckworth-in-mid-term-talks-directly-as-she-takes-on-trump

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Expecting a focus on planned casino, Danville aldermen instead hear from residents about pot – Tracy Crane
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/expecting-a-focus-on-planned-casino-danville-aldermen-instead-hear/article_922283ab-62d0-59e5-993d-74bc7606b196.html

HERALD NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.theherald-news.com/2019/09/18/will-county-residents-learn-about-legalized-recreational-marijuana-at-local-event/ajyfbbv/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Abortion doctor’s widow hadn’t set foot in garage in 25 years Attorney said she didn’t know what he was storing – DEREK BARICHELLO
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/09/18/abortion-doctors-widow-hadnt-set-foot-in-garage-in-25-years/ajq4gqh/

WSPY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Visited Waubonsee C.C. in Sugar Grove. Trump-haters Critical of Lack of Publication
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/u-s-secretary-of-education-betsy-devos-makes-quiet-visit/article_72520cea-da10-11e9-8c80-53029db70d83.html

WREX
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: South Beloit zoning board approves cannabis dispensary off I-90
https://wrex.com/category/2019/09/18/south-beloit-zoning-board-approves-cannabis-dispensary-off-i-90/

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— City Reparations Plan Moves Forward – Bob Seidenberg (DIERSEN: Do those who represent you in your municipality support reparations or oppose reparations?)
https://evanstonroundtable.com/main.asp?SectionID=15&SubSectionID=26&ArticleID=16973

CHICAGO CURBED
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want minorities and women to be pot pushers.
https://chicago.curbed.com/2019/9/18/20872171/chicago-cannabis-dispensary-location-lightfoot-ordinance-downtown

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DR. KINZLER TELLS IR WHY HE’S MAKING THE 6TH CD PRIMARY A 3-WAY RACE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/dr-kinzler-tells-ir-why-hes-making-the-6th-cd-primary-a-3-way-race-.html
— WHEATON COLLEGE STUDENTS SUING CITY OF CHICAGO FOR RESTRICTING FREE SPEECH
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/wheaton-student-suing-city-of-chicago-for-restricting-free-speech.html

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/09/18/looking-on-the-bright-side-10/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Taylor Swift: Trump’s election made me ‘obsessed’ with politics – Caitlin Yilek 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/taylor-swift-trumps-election-made-me-obsessed-with-politics

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The Washington Post‘s War on ‘Racist’ Trump Which is really a mission to alienate most of the country. – DONALD DEVINE
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-washington-posts-war-on-racist-trump/

BREITBART
— Michelle Malkin: Anchor Baby Policy the ‘Ultimate Magnet’ for Illegal Aliens – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/18/malkin-anchor-baby-policy-ultimate-magnet-illegal-aliens/
— In Their Extreme Lurch to the Left, Democrats Abandoned Black Americans – Candace Owens
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2019/09/18/candace-owens-in-their-extreme-lurch-to-the-left-democrats-abandoned-black-americans/
— At Least Quarter of a Million DACA Anchor Babies Living in 37 States – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/17/data-at-least-quarter-of-a-million-daca-anchor-babies-living-in-37-states/

BLAZE
— America does NOT have a gun problem, ‘we have a mental health problem’: Graham Allen talks gun rights with Dan Crenshaw The vast majority of gun-deaths in this country are from suicide
https://www.theblaze.com/graham-allen/dan-crenshaw-houston-youth-summit
— Comedian Chelsea Handler insists that white people should take racial sensitivity classes, be ‘uncomfortable’ about their whiteness – Sarah Taylor
https://www.theblaze.com/news/chelsea-handler-white-people-racial-sensitivity-classes

CHRISTIAN HEADLINES
— Chick-fil-A’s Sales Have Doubled Since LGBT Boycott Began in 2012 – Michael Foust (DIERSEN: Do those who represent you in your municipality support Chick-fil-A or oppose Chick-fil-A?) 
https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/chick-fil-a-s-sales-have-doubled-since-lgbt-boycott-began-in-2012.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit,” he told the Biblical Recorder. “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.” Cathy’s comments led to calls for boycotts and pledges by mayors in Boston and Chicago to oppose new restaurants opening in their cities. That, in turn, led Mike Huckabee to launch a Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day on Aug. 1, 2012. Hundreds of thousands of customers took part, and the chain broke sales records for a single day.)

CHRISTIANITY TODAY
— Chicago’s Millennium Park Restricts Evangelism: Today, Wheaton College Students Sue for Access The revised Millennium Park Rules hinder evangelism—and freedom of speech. – ED STETZER 
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2019/september/millennium-park-incident.html

DAILY CALLER
— Anti-Trump Protesters Verbally Abuse Reporter – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/18/protesters-abuse-reporters/

GOPUSA
— Jimmy Carter: ‘I hope there’s an age limit’ on the presidency (DIERSEN: Of course, because Trump is old, White, male, non-veteran, rich, Protestant, German-American, gun-owner, and someone whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, Trump-haters will get members of the aforesaid groups to demonize, denigrate, and condemn members of the aforesaid groups.) 
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=76268

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Tom Fitton calls on DOJ to prosecute public officials who aid illegal alien criminals – Tom Tillison
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/09/18/tom-fitton-calls-on-doj-to-prosecute-public-officials-who-aid-illegal-alien-criminals-826688
— Biden promises more jobs for women than there are U.S. citizens – Tom Tillison 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/09/18/take-it-slow-joe-biden-promises-more-jobs-for-women-than-there-are-u-s-citizens-826868

THE HILL
— Trump visits border wall construction in California to cap three-day trip – BRETT SAMUELS AND MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/462077-trump-visits-border-wall-construction-in-california-to-cap-three-day
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters love Hispanics who promote hatred of Trump.
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/462057-latino-bush-staffer-to-fellow-latinos-vote-president-trump-out-of-office

NEW YORK TIMES
— Most Latinos Don’t Back Trump. But Some Wear Their Support Proudly. At a rally in New Mexico this week, Hispanic voters enthusiastically backed the president’s hard-line approach to immigration. – Jennifer Medina
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/18/us/latino-hispanics-for-trump.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Facebook Takes Steps To Combat Extremism – Davey Alba, Catie Edmondson and Mike Isaac (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Are you a Republican? The more planks in the Republican Party platform that you support, the more that non-Republicans call you an extremist.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/17/technology/facebook-hate-speech-extremism.html
— 2001 Photo of Trudeau in Brownface Makeup Roils Canada Election – Ian Austen
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/18/world/canada/trudeau-brownface.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The NYT Kavanaugh smear shows why the press is the least-trusted institution in America – Marc A. Thiessen
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/09/17/smearing-brett-kavanaugh-continues/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Loathing Can’t Unite the Country At the Democratic debate, candidates decried divisiveness while sowing division. – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/loathing-cant-unite-the-country-11568846645
— Democrat Borrows GOP Playbook in Illinois Race for House Seat Rep. Dan Lipinski blasts his primary challenger Marie Newman’s ties to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – Andrew Duehren
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrat-borrows-gop-playbook-in-illinois-race-for-house-seat-11568811754
— Not All Gifted Children Are From Affluent Families To help the poor rise, the education system needs to ‘raise the ceiling’ as well as ‘lift the floor.’ – Jason L. Riley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/not-all-gifted-children-are-from-affluent-families-11568760089
— U.S. Immigration Courts’ Backlog Exceeds One Million Cases – Michelle Hackman (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-immigration-courts-backlog-exceeds-one-million-cases-11568845885

24/7 WALL STREET
— These Are the Cars Americans Keep the Longest – Paul Ausick (DIERSEN: I have owned my 1972 Cuvette for almost 48 years. I have owned my 1996 Thunderbird LX for almost 24 years.)
https://247wallst.com/autos/2019/09/18/these-are-the-cars-americans-keep-the-longest/

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn men. 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/09/16/first-sexual-experience-women-rape-study/2347264001/

IDAHO STATESMAN
— California neo-Nazi running for seat on Garden City council – HAYLEY HARDING
https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/community/boise/article235203142.html

SIERRA LEONE TIMES
— Polarized Politics Deepen Divide Over Who Is a ‘Real’ American (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters make it clear a) that they hate America and b) that they will do anything to stop assimilation.
https://www.sierraleonetimes.com/news/262460749/polarized-politics-deepen-divide-over-who-is-a-real-american

KPVI
— Local Republicans censure Riggleman, but he claims their reasoning is dishonest – Tyler Arnold
https://www.kpvi.com/news/national_news/local-republicans-censure-riggleman-but-he-claims-their-reasoning-is/article_6e5b09c0-a3cf-5560-b2ad-58c46b3ba38b.html

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Higher Pay and Parental Leave Could Help VA Address Vacancies, Official Says – Eric Katz
https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2019/09/higher-pay-and-parental-leave-could-help-va-address-vacancies-official-says/159985/

September 17 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly Chicago pot pushers push pot. How soon will virtually everyone who lives in and/or who works in Chicago will be a stoner?
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/17/20868604/chicago-marijuana-legalization-ordinance-equity-city-colleges-mayor-lightfoot
— Illinois marijuana growers will face energy efficiency and reporting rules The state law seeks to avoid blackouts and other grid problems when its marijuana law takes effect Jan. 1. – David Hill (DIERSEN: If you promote pot, you cannot claim to be Green.)
https://energynews.us/2019/09/16/midwest/illinois-marijuana-growers-will-face-energy-efficiency-and-reporting-rules/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Marijuana can be an energy intensive crop. The new electricity load to power lighting, heating and ventilation for indoor grow facilities has strained the grid and even caused blackouts in other places after it was legalized. The Illinois law seeks to avoid those problems by mandating efficiency standards and capping the amount of power used per square foot. Clean energy advocates said they were hopeful the law would lead other states to follow suit, though more work is needed between utilities and growers to manage power demand.)
— AOC endorses Marie Newman over Dan Lipinski The endorsement of Newman by controversial freshman U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., could turn out progressives but turn off centrists in the 3rd Congressional District. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/17/20870207/ocasio-cortez-endorse-marie-newman-dan-lipinski-congress-election-primary

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois and its 4 presidents: Save the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home in Dixon – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-reagan-boyhood-home-dixon-20190916-zj7ehfaxtfebpb5dicwfxdxcy4-story.html
— Without offering specifics, Illinois Gaming Board tells lawmakers to consider changing terms of Chicago casino license – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-gaming-board-recommendation-chicago-casino-20190916-fdpvqww5obf5xm35zaye2fr4g4-story.html
— Nearly 50,000 UAW members are on strike at GM. Here’s what that means for Chicago. – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-gm-uaw-auto-workers-strike-chicago-suppliers-20190916-fcbecf7ynjdz3bpfko7vaew6jy-story.html

CLTV
— Yarbrough Pushes Back on Shakman, Calls Accusations “Disingenuous” – JORDAN MUCK (DIERSEN: Far too many of the operatives and the dupes who work for my critics/opponents a) promote patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation and b) paint themselves as working for those who dominate the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Illinois Republican Party.) 
https://cltv.com/2019/09/16/yarbrough-pushes-back-on-shakman-calls-accusations-disingenuous/

WTTW
— The Reparations Debate is Heading to Chicago City Council – Alexandra Silets (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations. Democrats and RINOs use AA, Diversity, and Inclusion to not hire and to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.) 
https://news.wttw.com/2019/09/16/reparations-debate-heading-city-council

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Teachers, supporters form ‘sea of red’ at Monday rally – Steven Spearie
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190916/teachers-supporters-form-sea-of-red-at-monday-rally
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Hennefent said she is using textbooks in her sociology classes that are older than her students. “They want to learn about gender identity, police brutality, immigration issues and mass shootings,” said Hennenfent, who is having to gather other resources and put together power point presentations to supplement the textbooks.)

LASALLE NEWS TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Oglesby cannabis grower launches $1.5 million expansion – Tom Collins
https://www.newstrib.com/2019/09/17/oglesby-cannabis-grower-launches-1-5-million-expansion/ab3rabj/

WGEM
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Quincy votes in favor of adult-use cannabis sales
https://wgem.com/2019/09/16/city-votes-in-favor-of-adult-use-cannabis-sales/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Peoria community speaks about legal marijuana, majority in favor – Sean Lisitza, Brittni Clemons
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/community-speaks-about-legal-marijuana-majority-in-favor/

TONI PRECKWINKLE
— Advancing Racial Equity in Cook County: Closing the gap through policy and practice (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, budget cuts, etc. to get rid of Republicans. Preckwinkle would be proud of the many adverse actions that my Democrat superiors in the federal government took to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.)
https://medium.com/@tonipreckwinkle_95808/advancing-racial-equity-in-cook-county-closing-the-gap-through-policy-and-practice-9b28a5bd1b38
(FROM THE STATEMENT: In America, the playing field has never — been — level. If you are a woman, if you are Black, if you are Latinx, if you have a disability, if you speak another language, if you were born in another country — in other words, if you are most of the population of Cook County — the playing field has never been level. So instead of using the principle of equality, government must instead focus on equity.)

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— ERIKA HAROLD, the former GOP attorney general candidate, is not going to run for Rep. John Shimkus’ seat next year. A source close to Harold told Playbook: “She’s not running. It’s not the right time for Erika.” Harold was seen as a shoo-in for the 54th congressional district, having secured 44 percent of the vote in that district when she ran against Attorney General Kwame Raoul last year. Shimkus surprised Republicans when he announced a few weeks ago that he wouldn’t seek re-election. There was an initial scramble for the seat, but now it looks like only state Sen. Jason Plummer (54th) is still considering a run. No word yet if/when he’ll jump in. – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2019/09/17/gun-violence-task-force-tees-up-bail-bonds-fight-bluhm-payback-erika-wont-run-lightfoot-on-weed-478105
— Todd Ricketts, the Cubs co-owner and current Republican National Committee finance chairman, was at Cafe Milano in Washington, D.C., on Monday celebrating his 50th birthday — the big day is actually Sept. 23. In the crowd: Ricketts’ brothers, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, and Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts; attorney and RNC National Committeeman Richard Porter; Illinois political fundraiser Barrett Kedzior Zolnierowicz; former U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan; presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway; U.S. Sens. Rick Scott (Fla.), Cory Gardner (Colo.) and — even — Dick Durbin (Cubs fans don’t see party). Fox News’ Bret Baier gave a toast. The big awe moment was watching Todd Ricketts and his wife, Sylvie, cut a rug. – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2019/09/17/gun-violence-task-force-tees-up-bail-bonds-fight-bluhm-payback-erika-wont-run-lightfoot-on-weed-478105

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-06/IL-14: Two Weeks to End of September and Under a Month to Report Cards
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/16/il-06-il-14-two-weeks-to-end-of-september-and-under-a-month-to-report-cards/ 
— 2nd Amendment Group Brings Up 2018 Carolyn Schofield Post
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/16/2nd-amendment-group-brings-up-2018-carolyn-schofield-post/

KANE COUNTY REPORTER
— Sen. Oberweis nets endorsement from Rep. Skillicorn for congressional run – Glenn Minnis
https://kanecountyreporter.com/stories/513524293-sen-oberweis-nets-endorsement-from-rep-skillicorn-for-congressional-run

FOX NEWS
— GOP leaders decry Kavanaugh attacks as McConnell says ‘this is not normal political behavior’ – By Alex Pappas
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/brett-kavanaugh-mitch-mcconnell-lindsey-graham-impeachment-calls
— Biden camp rips press, says young reporters find candidate uncool – Howard Kurtz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/biden-camp-rips-press-says-young-reporters-find-candidate-uncool
— Trump calls for resignation of New York Times employees involved with Kavanaugh ‘smear’ story
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-calls-resignation-york-times-024322595.html

AMERICAN THINKER
— Democrats and the Media Seek to Divide Americans – Lloyd Marcus (DIERSEN: Trump-haters divide minorities against Whites, women against men, younger people against older people, non-Republicans against Republicans, moderates and liberals against conservatives, non-Protestants against Protestants, non-patriotic people against patriotic people, non-Americans against Americans, those who have less money against those who have more money, non-gun owners against gun owners, non-German Americans against German Americans, recent immigrants against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, non-married people against married people, LGBTQers against heterosexuals, drinkers against non-drinkers, gamblers against non-gamblers, stoners against non-stoners, non-healthy people against healthy people, etc. against etc.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/09/democrats_and_the_media_seek_to_divide_americans.html
— Another spurious Kavanaugh smear proves the depravity of the Left – Patricia McCarthy
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/another_spurious_kavanaugh_smear_proves_the_depravity_of_the_left.html
— Mexicans are starting to turn on their cartels… – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/mexicans_are_starting_to_turn_on_their_cartels.html

BREITBART
— DACA Illegals Sue to Ensure They Can Use Welfare and Still Get Green Cards – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/16/daca-illegals-sue-to-ensure-they-can-use-welfare-and-still-get-green-cards/

GOPUSA
— Same ol’ Biden, campaigning at Birmingham church, says white people ‘can never fully understand’
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=76102

NEWSMAX
— Canceling GOP Primaries Is Mistake – Christopher Ruddy
https://www.newsmax.com/ruddy/republican-primaries-cancelling-trump-democracy/2019/09/16/id/932842/

TOWNHALL
— President Trump: People At The NYT Need To Resign Over Kavanaugh Smear Story – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/09/16/president-trump-people-at-the-nyt-need-to-resign-over-kavanaugh-smear-story-n2553195
— Seriously? Bernie Wants To Ban All Deportations – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/09/16/seriously-bernie-wants-to-ban-all-deportations-n2553190
— The Mainstream Media Has Created Criminals – John Dempsey
https://townhall.com/columnists/johndempsey/2019/09/17/the-mainstream-media-has-created-criminals-n2553196

LIFE NEWS
— If Justice Brett Kavanaugh Supported Abortion, The New York Times Wouldn’t Lie About Him – GARY BAUER
https://www.lifenews.com/2019/09/16/if-justice-brett-kavanaugh-supported-abortion-the-new-york-times-wouldnt-lie-about-him/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Daunted by Trump’s Success, Dems Want the Border Crisis Back – Brandon Judd
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/09/17/daunted_by_trumps_success_dems_want_the_border_crisis_back_141266.html

NATIONAL REVIEW
— NYT Reporter Blames Editors for Removing Exculpatory Information from Kavanaugh Story – ZACK EVANS
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/nyt-reporter-blames-editors-for-removing-exculpatory-information-in-kavanaugh-story/
— New York Times’ Political Activism Ignores Fundamental Ethics of Journalism – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/new-york-times-political-activism-ignores-fundamental-ethics-of-journalism/

THE HILL
— Illinois lawmaker gets pooped on by pigeon while discussing pigeon poop problem – ARIS FOLLEY (DIERSEN: Who are you a constituent of? I am a constituent of Robbins, Bray Parker, Fitch, Suess, Heidorn, Hinkle, LeVan, Muehlfelt, Falbo, Nathwani, Molitar, Monino, Berlin, Kachiroubas, Grogan, Cronin, Mendrick, Kaczmarek, Jorgensen, Bucholz, Henry, Hebeard, Whelan, Elliott, Ozog, Eckhoff, Grant, Ellman, Castin, Frerichs, Mendoza, White, Raoul, Pritzker, Duckworth, Durbin, Pense, Trump, and many others. Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want the aforesaid to shit on me. They want them to treat me like I am fraudulently claiming to be a journalist, like I am a dirty disgusting lobbyist, like I am a White supremacist, like I am a Nazi, like I am a KKK member, like I am a hater, like I am a racist, like I am a sexist, like I am a bigot, and like I am even worse things.) 
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/461629-illinois-lawmaker-gets-pooped-on-by-pigeon-while-discussing
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Did I just get – I did, didn’t I?” Andrade could be seen saying in footage of the interview as he began to wipe the back of his head. “I’ll just have to go clean up,” Andrade continued. “That’s what happens to my constituents. They get shit on all time.” A state lawmaker in Illinois was pooped on by a pigeon while he was discussing the ongoing pigeon poop problem at a local transit station in Chicago. In footage of the interview with CBS Chicago, state Rep. Jaime Andrade (D) was discussing the issue of pigeon droppings.) plaguing the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) stop when he became a target himself.)
— Times correction gives GOP lifeline in latest Kavanaugh controversy – NIALL STANAGE
https://thehill.com/homenews/the-memo/461678-the-memo-times-correction-gives-gop-lifeline-in-latest-kavanaugh

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want to do even more to make business even more anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/16/opinion/trump-business.html
— Age Isn’t Hurting 2020 Democratic Leaders, to Rivals’ Chagrin Younger candidates are running as agents of generational change, but it is three septuagenarians who have emerged as the front-runners. And age-related attacks have not worked. – Reid J. Epstein
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/16/us/politics/democrats-biden-2020-age.html
— For Democrats, the Future Is Female On the road with Supermajority, a new group hoping to channel a wave of progressive energy into a new women’s movement. – Lisa Lerer
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/16/us/politics/on-politics-supermajority.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says that Trump “tries” to woo Hispanic voters at rally in New Mexico.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/17/us/politics/trump-rally.html
— Elaine Chao Investigated by House Panel for Possible Conflicts – Eric Lipton and Michael Forsythe (DIERSEN: I put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out to promote religious, conservative, and Republican principles. If you were me, what would you do when newsmakers who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican a) fail/refuse to defend/advance religious, conservative, and/or Republican principles and b) do anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican things?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/16/us/politics/elaine-chao-house-investigation.html
— Uber Drivers Just Want to Be Free California passed a bill that will help some gig workers, but not all of them want to be classified as employees. – Harry Campbell (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents are anti-wage earners. Overwhelmingly, they are filthy rich or self-employed and they hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a loser if you are not filthy rich or self-employed. To demonize, denigrate, and condemn me as being a loser, they stress that I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/16/opinion/uber-ab5-california.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: G.M. Workers Say They Sacrificed, and Now They Want Their Due – Neal Boudette
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/16/business/uaw-gm-strike.html

NEW YORK POST
— New York Times corrects story detailing misconduct claim against Brett Kavanaugh – Mark Moore and Kate Sheehy
https://nypost.com/2019/09/16/new-york-times-corrects-story-detailing-misconduct-claim-against-brett-kavanaugh/

WASHINGTON POST
— 145 CEOs implore Senate to act on gun violence, saying doing nothing is ‘simply unacceptable’ – Rachel Siegel (DIERSEN: What are the demographics (race, gender, age, national origin, religion, political affiliation, citizenship status, mental health, income, net worth, etc.) of those who own/use guns illegally?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/09/12/ceos-implore-senate-act-gun-violence-saying-doing-nothing-is-simply-unacceptable/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters a) paint Trump as being Hitler, b) paint America as being Nazi Germany, and c) paint illegals as being Jews. 
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-09-16/jewish-activism-trump-immigration-refugee

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— What Ever Happened to ‘We the People’? There’s more to the U.S. Constitution than its amendments. Give the preamble some respect. – Adam Carrington (DIERSEN: Far too many who claim to be leaders of “We the People” are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-ever-happened-to-we-the-people-11568673554
— House Panel to Probe Possible Conflicts of Interest by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao The House Oversight and Reform Committee has requested documents as it looks into whether Chao used her position to benefit her family – Natalie Andrews (DIERSEN: I put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out to promote religious, conservative, and Republican principles. If you were me, what would you do when newsmakers who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican a) fail/refuse to defend/advance religious, conservative, and/or Republican principles and b) do anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican things?) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/house-panel-to-probe-possible-conflicts-of-interest-by-transportation-secretary-elaine-chao-11568677954
— GM Strike Could Test President Trump The labor strike at General Motors could create a public test of the president’s ability to hang onto a key voting bloc – Andrew Duehren (DIERSEN: Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hate unions and hate past, present, and future union members. They stress that I was a union member for almost 12 years.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gm-strike-could-test-president-trump-11568640249

USA TODAY
— Uber: Drivers tell us through focus groups and surveys they don’t want to be employees – Tony West
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/09/16/uber-drivers-tell-us-they-dont-want-employees-editorials-debates/2346851001/

DETROIT FREE PRESS
— Trump ‘sad’ about GM strike but remains noncommittal, says he hopes it’s over quickly – Todd Spangler (DIERSEN: Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hate unions and hate past, present, and future union members. They stress that I was a union member for almost 12 years.)
https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2019/09/16/donald-trump-sad-about-uaw-gm-strike/2345301001/

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
— Orange County registrar demonstrates new $15.3 million voting system aimed at preventing errors and fraud – ALICIA ROBINSON
https://www.ocregister.com/2019/09/16/orange-county-registrar-demonstrates-new-15-3-million-voting-system-aimed-at-preventing-errors-and-fraud/

CHARLESTON POST AND COURIER
— Mark Sanford uses cardboard prop of Donald Trump to condemn canceled GOP primaries – Caitlin Byrd
https://www.postandcourier.com/politics/mark-sanford-uses-cardboard-prop-of-donald-trump-to-condemn/article_29e9bc34-d8ba-11e9-a380-bf1d4fec4386.html

DES MOINES REGISTER
— LGBTQ Presidential Candidate’s Forum Ten candidates will gather at Coe College in Cedar Rapids to discuss LGBTQ issues. – Katie Akin and Clare Ulmer (DIERSEN: What if candidate forums had been held for Wheaton’s North and West City Council vacancies?)
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/presidential/caucus/2019/09/16/democratic-candidates-iowa-forums-steak-fry-lgbtq-youth-cedar-rapids-des-moines-biden-warren-sanders/2310483001/

DESERT SUN
— Find out where Palm Springs council candidates stand on cannabis policy, regulation at free forum – Melissa Daniels (DIERSEN: What if candidate forums had been held for Wheaton’s North and West City Council vacancies?)
https://www.desertsun.com/story/money/business/2019/09/16/cannabis-industry-group-host-palm-springs-candidate-forum/2345969001/

DAILY PROGRESS
— Orange County chamber to host candidate forum (DIERSEN: What if candidate forums had been held for Wheaton’s North and West City Council vacancies?)
https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/orange-county-chamber-to-host-candidate-forum/article_b1512830-1ace-56bd-ae77-184f5c5adc60.html

MOSCOW PULLMAN DAILY NEWS
— Steve Harmon withdraws from city council race; first candidate forum slated Wednesday (DIERSEN: What if candidate forums had been held for Wheaton’s North and West City Council vacancies?)
https://dnews.com/local/harmon-withdraws-from-city-council-race-first-candidate-forum-slated/article_9fbea60f-8a01-57ec-995b-25733d86127d.html

MONTGOMERY NEWS
— Empty chairs unacceptable at candidate forum – Carmina Taylor, President, Ambler Branch NAACP (DIERSEN: What if candidate forums had been held for Wheaton’s North and West City Council vacancies?)
http://www.montgomerynews.com/amblergazette/letter-to-editor-empty-chairs-unacceptable-at-candidate-forum/article_1c6a3b2a-d89b-11e9-8ddf-67518179a66e.html

COVE LEADER PRESS
— City Council Candidate Holds Meet And Greet – BRITTAN FHOLER (DIERSEN: What if candidate forums had been held for Wheaton’s North and West City Council vacancies?)
https://www.coveleaderpress.com/news/city-council-candidate-holds-meet-and-greet

NEWS TALK KIT
— Yakima City Council Candidate Forum Set for Thursday (DIERSEN: What if candidate forums had been held for Wheaton’s North and West City Council vacancies?)
https://newstalkkit.com/yakima-city-council-candidate-forum-set-for-thursday/

SAN JOSE SPOTLIGHT
— Rose Herrera expected to jump into San Jose City Council race – Ramona Giwargis (DIERSEN: What if candidate forums had been held for Wheaton’s North and West City Council vacancies?)
https://sanjosespotlight.com/rose-herrera-expected-to-jump-into-san-jose-city-council-race/

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
— ‘Pose’ Star Angelica Ross to Host Presidential Candidate Forum on LGBTQ Issues – Chris Gardner (DIERSEN: What if candidate forums had been held for Wheaton’s North and West City Council vacancies?)
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/pose-star-angelica-ross-host-presidential-candidate-forum-lgbtq-issues-1240112

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— Google, Facebook Should Pay For News They Use – Editorial (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. No one pays me for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor. I do not want anyone to pay me because I do not want anyone to call my tunes. I do not put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out to “make money.” I put the emails together and send them out to promote religious, conservative, and Republican principles. Those who reject religious, conservative, and/or Republican principles work against me big time.) 
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/columns/shoptalk-google-facebook-should-pay-for-news-they-use/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The good news is that somebody is once again making money from journalism. The bad news is that it’s not those who are doing the actual work of producing journalism; instead, it’s Google and Facebook, which have figured out how to “monetize” the publication of news. A recent report in a study for the News Media Alliance holds that Google made $4.7 billion from the work of news publishers in 2018 through advertising linked to its search engine results and its Google News page. Journalists ought to see some of that revenue, argues David Chavern, the president and chief executive of the alliance, which represents 2,000 U.S. newspapers. The tech companies “make money off the arrangement,” Chavern said in the New York Times, “and there needs to be a better outcome for news publishers.”)

LAW
— Google Hit With Another Age Discrimination Suit by Former Employee Who Claims He Was Called ‘Grandpa’ and ‘Old and Slow’ After a July settlement with 200 job seekers claiming the company didn’t hire them because of their age, Google faces a lawsuit from a 72-year-old former employee who said the tech giant’s investigation of alleged discrimination and retaliation was inadequate. – Alaina Lancaster (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that if they were the GOPUSA Illinois Editor, they could crank out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails in far less time than it takes me. I would focus on a) those who have severe financial, physical, and/or mental health problems, b) those who serve as operatives or as dupes for my critics/opponents, and c) those who try to destroy those who they cannot manipulate or dominate.)
https://www.law.com/therecorder/2019/09/16/google-hit-with-another-age-discrimination-suit-by-former-employee-who-claims-he-was-called-grandpa-and-old-and-slow/

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— OPM moving ahead with new instructions designed to more quickly fire, discipline employees – Nicole Ogrysko (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. They use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, budget cuts, early retirement, etc. to get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. Constructively, federal employees who are Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, and/or German national origin have no protections against political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, or national origin discrimination.)
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/workforce/2019/09/opm-moving-ahead-with-new-instructions-designed-to-more-quickly-fire-discipline-employees/

September 16 Evening Edition

NBC5
— 12 Dead, At Least 19 Injured in Chicago Weekend Shootings
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/6-Dead-At-Least-10-Injured-in-Chicago-Weekend-Shootings523768745-560348631.html

CBS2
— Auto Workers Go On Strike At GM Factories Amid Contract Impasse
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/09/16/united-auto-workers-uaw-strike-general-motors-gm-factories/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lake Forest inches toward banning recreational marijuana sales – DANIEL I. DORFMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-forest/ct-lfr-lake-forest-marijuana-plans-tl-0919-20190916-iil2zsyfkfcgpjtgawa5o45lja-story.html
— Ethics board levels $25K fine on political consultant recorded allegedly arranging Viagra, sexual services for disgraced former Chicago alderman – JUAN PEREZ JR. and JASON MEISNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-ethics-board-fines-political-consultant–20190916-r35vzgc4affmpigfyvx2ckpg7m-story.html
— Would you support an opioid addiction treatment center in your neighborhood? Drug crisis calls for real solutions. – Kristen McQueary (DIERSEN: Soon, the residents of Wheaton’s West District will first learn what newly-appointed Wheaton West District City Council Member Lynn Robbins’ current positions are concerning pot, Roosevelt Road rezoning, etc.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/kristen-mcqueary/ct-column-opioids-itasca-haymarket-mcqueary-20190916-ml6t4qvtvzfmph3qc65hn4leze-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters take their anger against Trump out on Kavanaugh. How strongly have the Trump-haters in your precinct taken their anger against Trump out on your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain? It is called displaced aggression. 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court-20190916-t7472xtywzdb5ayocovzvqb6de-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Poker-faced regulators call on lawmakers to change gambling law to make Chicago casino a winning bet The Illinois Gaming Board passed a resolution recommending state lawmakers amend terms of a Chicago casino that a consultant previously said can’t get off the ground due to high taxes. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/16/20869219/chicago-casino-feasibility-study-resolution
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want to abolish the Second Amendment.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/9/16/20869003/gun-violence-mass-shootings-nra-donald-trump-walmart-ammunition-el-paso-texas-open-carry-laws
— Political operative accused of plying Solis with Viagra, arranging massage parlor trips is slapped with $25K fine for unregistered lobbying The Chicago Board of Ethics levied the fine against Roberto Caldero, a veteran political operative with close ties to former U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez. – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: No one pays me for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor. Needless-to-say, I should sue anyone who hints/implies/argues/shouts that I engage in illegal unregistered lobbying.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/16/20869148/danny-solis-viagra-massage-parlor-ethics-board-fine-lobbying-alderman
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Sun-Times reported in January that the federal affidavit accuses Caldero of plying Solis with Viagra and arranging for the then-chairman of the City Council’s Zoning Committee to visit massage parlors, where he was allegedly serviced by a prostitute. Caldero was further accused of soliciting campaign donations from the Cacciatore family, which, among other businesses, owns Elgin Sweeping Services, a major street-sweeping company. At the time, Caldero was representing Elgin Sweeping in its efforts to obtain relief from a change in the city’s water billing practices that investigators indicated could have cost the company more than $1 million. Elgin Sweeping had a city contract to provide street sweeping services and at the time relied on filling its equipment at city fire hydrants. During several wiretapped conversations, Solis and Caldero made plans to exchange Viagra or visit massage parlors while also discussing how the alderman might help Elgin Sweeping reduce its water bill. In late 2014, Solis allegedly placed a series of calls and texts to Caldero asking if he had any of that “blue medicine,” meaning Viagra, according to the feds.)

DAILY HERALD
— Spence stresses experience as lawyer, judge in bid for Kane state’s attorney – Harry Hitzeman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190916/spence-stresses-experience-as-lawyer-judge-in-bid-for-kane-states-attorney

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Did the Illinois Legislature bet too high on new casinos? New data suggests that outside of video poker, state gambling revenues are in a long-term funk. But money from new casinos is exactly what lawmakers are counting on. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/did-illinois-legislature-bet-too-high-new-casinos
— GM’s strike impact: $50 million a day That’s an analyst’s estimate of the automaker’s losses now that United Auto Workers members walked off the job, leading the union’s first strike against General Motors in 12 years.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/manufacturing/gms-strike-impact-50-million-day

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Washington must stop undermining Midwest ethanol – Darin LaHood
https://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20190916/darin-lahood-washington-must-stop-undermining-midwest-ethanol

WGLT
— As Congress Looks To Red Flag Laws, Illinois Tries To Enforce Its Own – RYAN DENHAM (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a terrorist: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wglt.org/post/congress-looks-red-flag-laws-illinois-tries-enforce-its-own#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois businesses have just months to comply with new discrimination standards – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: From what I see, it is ever-increasingly easy to discriminate against employees because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.) 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-businesses-have-just-months-to-comply-with-new-discrimination/article_e93b8e7e-d66b-11e9-91a8-3bd2ffdc8f5e.html

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Kelly Makes It Official: He Running for the U.S. Senate
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Wilcox-McConchie Cary Fundraiser Teeming with Candidates Seeking Petition Signatures
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/16/wilcox-mcconchie-cary-fundraiser-teeming-with-candidates-seeking-petition-signatures/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Debate on Co-Ed Locker Rooms with Irrational Executive Director of Uptown People’s Law Center
https://illinoisfamily.org/podcast/podcast-debate-on-co-ed-locker-rooms-with-irrational-executive-director-of-uptown-peoples-law-center/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— INTERESTED IN RUNNING AS A TRUMP DELEGATE FROM ILLINOIS? START THE PROCESS NOW.
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/interested-in-running-as-a-trump-delegate-act-now.html
— DISTRICT 211 BOARD TO DISCUSS “FULL, UNRESTRICTED” LOCKER ROOM ACCESS THURSDAY NIGHT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/d-211-group-warns-of-school-boards-expected-effort-to-end-sexual-segregation-in-locker-rooms.html

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/09/16/looking-on-the-bright-side-8/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Joe Walsh: ‘The Republican Party is a cult’ – David Sherfinski (DIERSEN: What do the following say about your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain: a) the officers of your Republican township/ward/county party organizations, b) your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, c) the IRP officers, and d) the candidates for offices on the March 17, 2020 Republican primary ballot for your precinct?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/16/joe-walsh-republican-party-cult/
— Conservatives challenge Trump’s muted response on Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters – Guy Taylor (DIERSEN: When the following took adverse actions against me, there was a “muted response” from those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican: GAO, IRS, Post Office, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/15/trump-pressured-support-hong-kong-protesters-conse/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— AOC blames US immigration crisis on climate change – John Gage
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/aoc-blames-us-immigration-crisis-partly-on-climate-change
— Why states need to ditch mandatory ‘LGBT history’ education programs – Christian Watson 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/why-states-need-to-ditch-mandatory-lgbt-history-education-programs
— The crisis in the Border Patrol isn’t a mystery, and Democrats are to blame
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-crisis-in-the-border-patrol-isnt-a-mystery-and-democrats-are-to-blame

GOPUSA
— NY Times, Democrats use unsubstantiated accusation to call for impeachment of SC Justice Kavanaugh
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=76065
— Liberal Media’s False Narrative That White Nationalism Is the New Terrorism (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a terrorist: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=76056
— How dangerous is this? New York schools first to have ‘red flag’ petition power on guns
http://www.gopusa.com/how-dangerous-is-this-ny-schools-first-to-have-red-flag-petition-power-on-guns/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Why Progressivism Wins It’s much better at building coalitions and seizing power than the Right is, and that’s by design, not by accident. – ALEXANDER WILLIAM SALTER (DIERSEN: Members of the Democrat coalition push booze, gambling, and pot. They are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/why-progressivism-wins/

DAILY CALLER
— ICE Protesters Would Be Thanking Agents If They Studied The Issue, Former Chief Says – JASON HOPKINS (DIERSEN: What do you say to “Republicans” who hate a) past, present, and future federal employees and b) federal retirees? I was a federal employee for almost 30 years and I have been a federal retiree for almost 22 years.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/16/thomas-homan-anti-ice-protesters/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— When they say ‘we’ are going to take your Ar-15s…who is ‘we,’ exactly? – John Hawkins
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/09/16/when-they-say-we-are-going-to-take-your-ar-15s-who-is-we-exactly-826118

THE HILL
— Joe Walsh: GOP is a ‘cult’ and Trump a ‘would-be dictator’ – REBECCA KLAR (DIERSEN: Trump-haters promote Weld, Walsh, and Sanford. Who will the Trump-haters vote for in the March 17, 2020 primary? Will they cast a Republican ballot and vote for Weld, Walsh, or Sanford or will they cast a Democrat ballot and vote for a Democrat candidate? In the 2016 Republican primary, 93 Trump-haters in my precinct voted for Kasich. In the 2016 general election, 211 Trump-haters in my precinct voted for Clinton. Will Trump-haters encourage Trump-haters to become Republican Precinct Committeemen?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/461574-joe-walsh-gop-is-a-cult-and-trump-a-would-be-dictator
— Virginia county GOP censures lawmaker who officiated same-sex wedding – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/461647-gop-in-virginia-county-censures-lawmaker-who-officiated-same-sex-wedding

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
— Recruiting workers: How prevalent is ageism? – Jackie Crosby (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 when I was 31 years old because it could not find a qualified younger person, Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.) 
http://www.startribune.com/recruiting-workers-how-prevalent-is-ageism/560497952/
— Indiana lawmakers seek probe of ex-abortion doctor’s clinics
http://www.startribune.com/indiana-lawmakers-seek-probe-of-ex-abortion-doctor-s-clinics/560480752/

SEATTLE TIMES
— Ageism is real. Whatever you do, don’t internalize it. – Kathryn Crawford Saxer (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those a) who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois and b) who do the most to promote age discrimination in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. Then, I should write similar books about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, religious discrimination, national origin discrimination, etc.) 
https://www.seattletimes.com/explore/careers/whatever-you-do-dont-internalize-ageism/

NEWSWEEK
— ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI SAYS DONALD TRUMP ‘MOVED OUT EVERYBODY THAT COULD POTENTIALLY DISAGREE’ WITH PRESIDENT – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/anthony-scaramucci-donald-trump-moved-out-everybody-disagree-1459444

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries who take bad jobs in America. According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all the jobs that I had were bad jobs that they would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2019/0916/Behind-that-chicken-dinner-immigrants-with-little-workplace-voice

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— Research: How Employee Protections Affect Investment and Growth – John Bai, Douglas Fairhurst, and Matthew Serfling (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. They use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, budget cuts, early retirement, etc. to get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. Constructively, federal employees who are Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, and/or German national origin have no protections against political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, or national origin discrimination.)
https://hbr.org/2019/09/research-how-employee-protections-affect-investment-and-growth

September 13 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Hundreds of demonstrators gather during Sean Spicer speech at Northeastern Illinois University; man ‘detained by security’ after jumping onto stage – MARIE FAZIO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-sean-spicer-protest-20190913-5clioz4tjjddbisocubi33r35i-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: If flavors are banned, vape shop owners warn they’d have to close — and e-cig users would go back to regular cigarettes – Lisa Schencker
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-vaping-shops-illnesses-20190913-xos5bbr72zhiblncdmyklb5fx4-story.html
— US officials revise vaping illness count to 380 in 36 states – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us-med–vaping-lung-damage-20190912-story.html
— ‘What more important issue is there for Chicago than gun violence?’ asks local CEO, one of 150 urging Congress to act – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-ceo-gun-violence-congress-letter-20190912-76xxifxohjbcpoky6rgqec7xgm-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Committee goal: Motivate Naperville residents to complete 2020 census so city gets every tax dollar it can, officials say – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-census-count-organizations-prepare-st-20190912-gjc2h5luo5axlapufgucmnmuou-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— FBI files shed light on nearly a century of threats to Chicago politicians — and an alderman suspected of being a secret communist  The ire that’s been directed over the years at political figures in Illinois often has been about race, patriotism and gun control, according to a new Sun-Times database compiled from FBI reports. – Robert Herguth (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have threatened me.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/13/20842056/fbi-files-illinois-politics-database-chicago-alderman-threats
— A cautionary tale for undocumented immigrants: You can make no mistakes A traffic stop can be enough to set in motion deportation. – Marlen Garcia (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, mistakes that I have made include: my not glorifying and praising them, my not pandering to them, my not serving as one of their operatives or dupes, my not giving them money, and/or my suing them.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/9/12/20862784/undocumented-immigrants-cicero-cristian-avalos-merino-deportations-asylum

DAILY HERALD
— Video gambling regrets? Long Grove officials raise concerns after granting sixth license – Bob Susnjara (DIERSEN: Allowing video gambling in their municipality or in the unincorporated parts of their county is one more reason for religious voters, conservative voters, and Republican voters to leave Illinois.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190913/video-gambling-regrets-long-grove-officials-raise-concerns-after-granting-sixth-license
— Constitution change is best hope for state’s ‘solvable’ pension crisis – Brett Rowland
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190913/constitution-change-is-best-hope-for-states-solvable-pension-crisis
— Why do apartments bring schools more students than expected? Dist. 204 wants to know – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190912/why-do-apartments-bring-schools-more-students-than-expected-dist-204-wants-to-know

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Illinois Towns Down to Wire on Weed Decisions – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: Allowing recreational pot to be sold in their municipality or in the unincorporated parts of their county is one more reason for religious voters, conservative voters, and Republican voters to leave Illinois.)
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=290697#.XXt7A5h_OM8

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Canton’s marijuana dispensary plans to start selling at 7 a.m. New Year’s Day – Hannah Schrodt (DIERSEN: Allowing recreational pot to be sold in their municipality or in the unincorporated parts of their county is one more reason for religious voters, conservative voters, and Republican voters to leave Illinois.)
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190912/cantons-marijuana-dispensary-plans-to-start-selling-at-7-am-new-years-day

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Local dispensary eyes East Side for second pot shop – Brenden Moore (DIERSEN: Allowing recreational pot to be sold in their municipality or in the unincorporated parts of their county is one more reason for religious voters, conservative voters, and Republican voters to leave Illinois.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190912/local-dispensary-eyes-east-side-for-second-pot-shop

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump vows to protect 2nd Amendment after gun briefing – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-vows-to-protect-2nd-amendment-after-gun-briefing

NPR ILLINOIS
— Democratic Debate Exposes Deep Divides Among Candidates Over Health Care – DANIELLE KURTZLEBEN 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/democratic-debate-exposes-deep-divides-among-candidates-over-health-care#stream/0
— O’Rourke Promises To ‘Take Your AR-15,’ But Americans Are Split On Buybacks – BRANDON CARTER
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/orourke-promises-take-your-ar-15-americans-are-split-buybacks#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, they will get rid of you.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/digital-originals/illinois-officials-conducting-survey-on-crimes-against-lgbtq-community/

KENDALL COUNTY NOW
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Kendall County Board votes down ordinance barring marijuana businesses – KATIE FINLON (DIERSEN: Allowing recreational pot to be sold in their municipality or in the unincorporated parts of their county is one more reason for religious voters, conservative voters, and Republican voters to leave Illinois.) 
https://www.kendallcountynow.com/2019/09/13/kendall-county-board-votes-down-ordinance-barring-marijuana-businesses/aplv11s/

PLAINFIELD PATCH
— Will Co. Young Republicans Plan Walmart Open-Carry Protest The group plans to protest Walmart’s new policy banning open carry and decision to restrict ammunition sales. – Joe Ward 
https://patch.com/illinois/plainfield/will-co-young-republicans-plan-walmart-open-carry-protest

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— The Last Time Illinois Was a Battleground State You didn’t see Hillary Clinton in Daley Plaze ahead of Election Day 2016, and you won’t see next year’s nominee there either. But that wasn’t always the case. – EDWARD MCCLELLAND
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/September-2019/The-Last-Time-Illinois-Was-a-Battleground-State/

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Reparations Resolution To Go Before City Council Next Week: ‘It’s Time’ A coalition of local officials and activists are ready to bring the case for reparations to Chicago. – Jamie Nesbitt 
https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/09/13/reparations-resolution-to-go-before-city-council-next-week-its-time/

PROPUBLICA ILLINOIS
— As Students From China Flock to University of Illinois, Lawsuit Alleges Ex-Professor Targeted Female Chinese Students The allegations came at a time when the flagship campus at Urbana-Champaign was enrolling more Chinese undergraduates during some years than any university in the U.S. – Jodi S. Cohen
https://www.propublica.org/article/as-students-from-china-flock-to-university-of-illinois-lawsuit-alleges-ex-professor-targeted-female-chinese-students

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois vies with Florida for most city housing markets “turning ugly” – Wirepoints Original – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/report-illinois-vies-with-florida-for-most-city-housing-markets-turning-ugly/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Largest Illinois High School District Opposes Single Sex Locker Rooms
https://illinoisfamily.org/podcast/podcast-largest-illinois-high-school-district-opposes-single-sex-locker-rooms/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Warren endorses broad pathway for illegal immigrants – S.A. Miller and Seth McLaughlin (DIERSEN: To come America illegally and/or to stay in America illegally demonstrates gross disrespect of America and gross disrespect for the rule of law.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/12/elizabeth-warren-endorses-broad-pathway-illegal-im/
— Jorge Ramos opens Democratic debate with message to Hispanics: ‘Our country too’ – S.A. Miller and Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/12/jorge-ramos-opens-democratic-debate-message-hispan/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Many of us Hispanics will vote again for President Trump. We want legal immigration, immigrants who integrate and assimilate into American society, we don’t want the Balkanization of every city across America. Illegals don’t integrate, they create little enclaves that are drug and crime infested HellHoles as we have here in Chicago. Thats why we Americans of Hispanic descent support President Trump. Build that Wall And Build it Tall! Tired of all these illegals coming here and continuing their criminality on a daily basis. Never vote Democrat unless you want communities festering with ongoing crime sprees like we have in here in Chicago and ignored by the Kleptocratic Democrat party.)

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Mitt Romney says he is ‘not planning’ to endorse Trump for 2020 elections – Naomi Lim
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mitt-romney-says-he-is-not-planning-to-endorse-trump-for-2020-elections

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Pompeo Urges Hollywood to Reject Chinese Censorship Secretary of state wants film industry to tell the truth about China – Bill Gertz
https://freebeacon.com/national-security/pompeo-urges-hollywood-to-reject-chinese-censorship/

BREITBART
— Beto O’Rourke Falsely Claims Border Wall Kills ‘1000s’ of Illegal Aliens – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/12/fact-check-beto-orourke-falsely-claims-border-wall-kills-1000s-of-illegal-aliens/
— Elizabeth Warren Wants Citizenship for Illegals Who ‘Work in the Fields’ – John Binder (DIERSEN: What bad jobs have you had? According to my critics/opponents, all the jobs that I had were bad jobs that they would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/12/elizabeth-warren-citizenship-illegals-work-fields/

BLAZE
— Agitated Nancy Pelosi responds angrily to reporters before storming off briefing – Carlos Garcia (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican have responded to me since 2000.) 
https://www.theblaze.com/news/pelosi-angrily-shuts-down-briefing

DAILY CALLER
— Michelle Malkin Prepares Protest Rally Against ‘Sanctuary’ Montgomery County – Jason Hopkins
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/13/malkin-montgomery-illegal-immigration/
— Joe Biden Roars Into Vicious Third Debate – PETER HASSON
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/13/joe-biden-democratic-debate/

NEWSMAX
— RNC Rips Dem Presidential Hopefuls – Jeffrey Rodack 
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/rnc-democrats-candidates-debates/2019/09/13/id/932540/

CNS NEWS
— O’Rourke: USA Should Date Its Creation to 1619 When First Slaves Came, Not to 1776 (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that Democrats promote hatred of you. How soon will Democrats force everyone in America wear badges that show the year that their ancestors immigrated?) 
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/orourke-usa-should-date-its-creation-1619-when-first-slaves-came-not-1776

PJ MEDIA
— Fascist Fangs Come Out at Dem Debate – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/the-morning-briefing-fascist-fangs-come-out-at-dem-debate/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Why Last Night’s Debate Was Both Comically Bad and Painfully Annoying – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/why-last-nights-debate-was-both-comically-bad-and-painfully-annoying/

COMMUNITIES DIGITAL NEWS
— Clueless Democrats continue the fight for power over America – Jacquie Kubin 
https://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/clueless-democrats-continue-fight-power-over-america-122728/

NOQ REPORTS
— Two presidential candidates attended conference conducted by gay- and Jew-hating Islamists – Chastity Mansfield 
https://noqreport.com/2019/09/13/two-presidential-candidates-attended-conference-conducted-gay-jew-hating-islamists/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Urges House Republicans to ‘Fight Like Hell’ for 2020 – EMEL AKAN
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-urges-house-republicans-to-fight-like-hell-for-2020_3080032.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Buttigieg insults voters; anyone who backs Trump on immigration ‘supports racism’ – Tom Tillison
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/09/13/buttigieg-insults-voters-anyone-who-backs-trump-on-immigration-supports-racism-824616

INSIDE SOURCES
— Mandate E-Verify to Stop Abusive Employers – Mark Thies
https://www.insidesources.com/mandate-e-verify-to-stop-abusive-employers/

ROLL CALL
— Census falling further behind in hiring outreach staff Partnership specialists are critical to reach hard-to-count populations – Michael Macagnone (DIERSEN: Who leads the illegals (broken out by the country that they are a citizen of) in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and America?)
http://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/census-falling-behind-hiring-outreach-staff

THE HILL
— The public charge rule keeps America great – DALE WILCOX
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/461044-the-public-charge-rule-keeps-america-great
— House antitrust panel seeks internal records from Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook – HARPER NEIDIG (DIERSEN: What do the aforesaid companies think of those who share your demographics?)
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/461246-house-antitrust-panel-seeks-internal-records-from-amazon-apple-google-and

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Trump mocks Democrats, vows new tax cut on Baltimore visit – KEVIN FREKING and JUANA SUMMERS
https://www.apnews.com/cd15d9e646c74f648ae05b12e123b485

CNN
— After vaping-related illness, teen now has lungs like ‘a 70-year-old’s’ – Jacqueline Howard and Michael Nedelman (DIERSEN: How old are your lungs? My lungs are 70 years old. Nevertheless, that does not stop me from putting a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and sending it out each and every morning and each and every evening too.) 
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/11/health/vaping-lung-illness-illinois-teen-profile/index.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers use vape problems to push legalizing of pot.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/13/business/cannabis-vaping-deaths-legalization-regulation/index.html

CBS NEWS
— Illinois Right to Life aims to stop Illinois from becoming the “abortion capital of the Midwest” – KATE SMITH
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/illinois-right-to-life-aims-to-stop-state-from-becoming-the-abortion-capital-of-the-midwest/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Elizabeth Warren’s Social Security Plan: Raise Benefits by $200 a Month – Alan Rappeport and Jim Tankersley (DIERSEN: My Social Security is only $176.50 a month because I get a Civil Service Retirement System pension.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/us/politics/elizabeth-warren-social-security.html
— Google Says a Change in Its Algorithm Will Highlight ‘Original Reporting’ – Marc Tracy (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my competitors who unethically do everything that they can to make their posts look like “original reporting.” Unlike them, GOPUSA ILLINOIS posts stress a) the source of the article, b) the title of the article, c) the author of the article, and d) the unhidden hyperlink.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/business/media/google-algorithm-original-reporting.html
— Two Men in Japan Dared to Take Paternity Leave. It Cost Them Dearly, They Say. – Motoko Rich
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/world/asia/japan-paternity-leave.html
— AUGUST 24, 2003 FLASHBACK: The New Couples Next Door, Gay and Straight – Kate Zernike (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, you are demonized, denigrated, and condemned if you do not promote LGBTQ activity. According to City-Data at http://www.city-data.com/city/Wheaton-Illinois.html, for Wheaton: “Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households Gay men: 0.2% of all households” Those who promote LGBTQ activity in Wheaton stress “OneWheaton.” SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OneWheaton)
https://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/24/us/the-new-couples-next-door-gay-and-straight.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Mark Demich and Kevin Hengst, the couple across the street, are not actually married. Still, in the seven years they have lived in this Chicago suburb they have become like the Buckinghams, the Therrons, the Siconolfis — just another young family in the neighborhood, socializing porch to porch on summer evenings. Choosing the suburbs over the city, Mr. Demich and Mr. Hengst feared they would be The Gay Couple. But even in Wheaton — the home of an evangelical Christian college that until last year prohibited drinking and dancing, the seat of a reliably Republican county — they have found plenty of company. Sixty gay men and lesbians turned out for a wine-tasting a few weeks ago. About 30 played softball at a local park on a recent Saturday. . .In Wheaton, Mr. Demich, 42, said he liked the diversity. ”Of families,” he explained, after a brief pause. ”As opposed to city culture, where everything is around gay life, gay events. That’s not really the way America lives.” When he and Mr. Hengst decided to move to the suburbs, they told their real estate agent, ”Anything but Wheaton,” knowing its conservative reputation. Then they found the perfect house. They hung out a Gay Pride flag, and the neighbors invited them to a block party. The couple said they would bring fruit salad. ”Everyone broke out laughing,” Mr. Weinberg, a contractor, recalled. ”They were making fun of it, which went over well.” Neighborhood children have confronted the couple with questions: Do you two sleep together? Do you have wives? Their parents cringe, but also say they consider themselves, and their children, fortunate. ”Growing up in a good Catholic family, I didn’t even know about anything like this,” Ms. Weinberg said. ”It wasn’t thrown in front of me. These kids, if they don’t see it now, they’re going to see it soon. Living on a block like this is more the real world.” A few blocks over the train tracks, Ladd McClurg and Brad Ogilvie had similar concerns about moving to Wheaton when Mr. Ogilvie accepted a job in town. Mr. McClurg, who grew up in the Mormon faith, being taught that gays were sinners, said he arrived with ”almost a visceral disdain” for Wheaton’s many churches and their members. ”I learned to discover they’re not all bigoted,” Mr. McClurg said. ”There are a lot more variations on the middle out here than I was willing to give credit for.” Still, gays here say they step carefully to avoid causing offense. Betty Burns and Lisa Rechkemmer say they would never hold hands or hang out a pride flag for fear of upsetting their good relations with the neighbors. Mr. Ogilvie and Mr. McClurg display the flag, but resist the urge to hold hands unless they visit the city. One lesbian in Wheaton talked about how accepting her neighbors were, but did not want to be identified by name because she feared the kind of hate calls she and her partner received when they moved in two years ago. Mr. Demich and Mr. Hengst had to go to six or seven churches before they found one that did not preach that homosexuality is a sin. The church they chose, St. Paul Lutheran, had declared itself ”open and affirming” to gays five years ago, but only after a struggle. The decision was prompted not by gay parishioners — there were none at the time — but by a young man who had been baptized and confirmed in the church who died of AIDS. ”It lifted the issue,” said Marianne Avery, a member of the church council that debated the change. ”It was, ‘This is our children, this is not about letting someone in.’ ” Still, a handful of members left. ”What if they show up in drag?” the Rev. Melody Eastman, the pastor, recalled one woman asking.)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Government Orders Google: Let Employees Speak Out National Labor Relations Board settles political-bias claims raised by former and current Google employees – Rob Copeland (DIERSEN: The federal government gets rid of its employees who oppose political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/government-orders-google-let-employees-speak-out-11568284582
— Five Cities: Living on $50K a Year How far does the average entry-level salary go? It depends a lot on where you live. – Francesca Fontana (DIERSEN: In today’s dollars, when you were young, what was your salary? In today’s dollars, my IRS salary was $46,554 in 1971 when I was 22; $56,945 when I was 23; $68,897 when I was 24; $82,579 when I was 25; $85,333 when I was 26; $88,086 when I was 27; $90,839 when I was 28 and 29; and $93,592 when I was 30. In today’s dollars, my GAO salary was $74,024 when I was 31 and $89,572 when I was 32. The aforesaid salary plus my Firestone Stores salary 1970-1972 enabled me to a) buy a new 1972 Corvette in 1971, b) pay for graduate business courses at Loyola 1972-1976 and graduate accounting courses at DePaul 1976-1980, c) buy a new town home in University Park in 1972, d) buy a studio condo in downtown Chicago in 1974, e) buy a one bedroom condo in downtown Chicago in 1976, f) get married in 1978, g) buy two new cars in 1978, and h) buy a home in Wheaton in 1978. I a) earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970 when I was 21, b) earned an MBA from Loyola when I was 27, c) passed the CPA examination on my first attempt when I was 30, d) earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul when I was 31, e) passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt when I was 32, and f) became a licensed CPA when I was 32.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/five-cities-living-on-50k-a-year-11568296902
– How Do You Tax a Baby Boomer? A smaller labor force will force the taxman to turn to consumption and wealth to fund old-age benefits. – Joseph C. Sternberg
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-do-you-tax-a-baby-boomer-11568325330
— U.S. Deficit Tops $1 Trillion for First Time in Seven Years – Kate Davidson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, because my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me take early retirement, my wife and I are a) spending more than our income and b) spending our lifetime savings.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-deficit-tops-1-trillion-for-first-time-in-seven-years-11568318776

BLOOMBERG
— Vaping Was Called Safer Than Smoking. What Happened? – Anna Edney
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-13/vaping-was-called-safer-than-smoking-what-happened-quicktake

FORBES
— Will Washington Ban China Securities From Pension Funds? – Kenneth Rapoza
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2019/09/13/will-washington-ban-china-securities-from-pension-funds/#76ea299e5865

GAZETTE
— GOP challengers to Trump welcome in Iowa (sort of) State Republican Party promises to roll out ‘welcome mat’ to Trump primary opponents (DIERSEN: How welcome are GOP Trump challengers in your neighborhood, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county?) 
https://www.thegazette.com/subject/opinion/staff-columnist/iowa-republican-party-allows-trump-primary-opponents-in-2020-caucus-20190913

PITTSBURG POST GAZETTE
— Trump urges GOP representatives in Baltimore to ‘share the story of what we have achieved’ – JEFF BARKER AND JEAN MARBELLA
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/09/12/Trump-Baltimore-GOP-House/stories/201909120219

HARTFORD COURANT
— Cigna working to help employees identify unconscious bias – Steven Goode (DIERSEN: The federal government wants its employees to be biased against its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40. Far too many organizations want their members to be biased against their members who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.) 
https://www.courant.com/community/bloomfield/hc-news-bloomfield-blind-spots-20190913-567ggkdtyfbbrglgi53fnl42vm-story.html

ATLANTIC
— FEBRUARY 12, 2012 FLASHBACK: The Life of a Political Operative, Explained – DAVID A. GRAHAM (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint themselves as being political operatives or political dupes for those who dominate the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.) 
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/02/the-life-of-a-political-operative-explained/253130/

FED WEEK
— Yes, CSRS Still Exists – And So Do Its Benefits Offsets (DIERSEN: Because I get a CSRS pension, my Social Security is dramatically reduced.)
https://www.fedweek.com/publishers-perspective/yes-csrs-still-exists-and-so-do-its-benefits-offsets/

INMAN
— Discrimination fears keep LGBT homebuyers on sidelines: Poll 46% of LGBT renters fear discrimination from neighbors, agents and sellers, according to a report by the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals – MARIAN MCPHERSON (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, you are demonized, denigrated, and condemned if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://www.inman.com/2019/03/26/discrimination-fears-keep-lgbt-homebuyers-on-sidelines-report/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Furthermore, Berger says agents have to be careful not to steer clients toward “gayborhoods,” which are areas widely known to be LGBT friendly and have a high LGBT population. Although LGBT clients may directly ask about these neighborhoods, Berger said it’s important to show them every neighborhood that meets their needs and direct them to local LGBT centers and organizations for guidance.)

September 12 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Documents Reveal New Details of Hastert Payments
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/New-Details-Of-Hastert-Payments-560179901.html
— Report Reveals ZIP Codes With Highest and Lowest Incomes in Illinois
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/report-reveals-zip-codes-with-highest-and-lowest-incomes-across-illinois-560045021.html

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Elgin City Council directs staff to draft zoning, tax ordinances for legalized pot sales – GLORIA CASAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-elgin-recreational-pot-st-0913-20190912-hhojagk7orgq5a5zbqwlncbnlm-story.html
— State revenue from casinos continues to drop as Illinois prepares for massive gambling expansion – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-gambling-report-20190912-ga56b2vu5bcrfaobgq53iu5w3e-story.html
— After Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz dismisses Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s invitation to visit Chicago, she repeats familiar refrain, ‘Keep our name out of your mouth’ – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-cruz-political-stunt-20190912-iegaobhg2vavnn3s5s7gmpjvni-story.html

— It’s time to talk about how government consolidation could benefit the south suburbs – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-township-municipal-consolidation-st-0912-20190911-ex3bpce6tne7vjgccx6yhxfutm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING: Tight-knit female lawmakers behind legal marijuana have new nickname State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, admitting she’s the most foul-mouthed of the group, said she came up with the name “Cannabitches” as a counterweight to a more wholesome moniker that had been ascribed to them: “The Marijuana Moms.” – Mitch Dudek 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/9/12/20863091/legal-marijuana-cannabitches-kelly-cassidy-cannabis-pot
— Cruz on Lightfoot’s call to visit Chicago to discuss gun violence: ‘The invitation as I perceive it is to a political circus.’ ‘Oh, I’d be happy to go to Chicago, said Cruz, immediately qualifying his answer. ‘But given the tone and anger in her response, I’m not sure we would see a civil or substantive conversation rather than just a political show.’ – Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/9/12/20862594/ted-cruz-lori-lightfoot-chicago-visit-guns-violence
— Chicago schools CEO Jackson keeps cool at House hearing after GOP lawmaker presses her about immigrant students “For the immigrants you invite into your sanctuary city, how many come with immigrant children, how many come with both parents, how many one parent, how many no parents?” Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Wis. asked CPS CEO Janice Jackson. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/9/11/20861796/chicago-schools-ceo-jackson-cool-hearing-gop-lawmaker-asks-immigrant-students

— Is hope of casino jackpot a sucker bet? State’s gambling tax revenue booming, but it’s not from casinos   Gambling generated a record $1.4 billion for the state over the last year, but that’s despite a seventh straight year of declining returns from Illinois’ 10 existing casinos. Six more casinos in the pipeline could ‘exacerbate’ the problem, a state commission found. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/12/20863409/illinois-casino-revenue-gambling-expansion-video-report

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Long Grove village board rejects recreational marijuana sales – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190912/long-grove-village-board-rejects-recreational-marijuana-sales
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Elgin council leans toward ‘yes’ on marijuana sales in town – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190912/elgin-council-leans-toward-yes-on-marijuana-sales-in-town

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Record UI enrollment tops 50,000 for the first time – Julie Wurth
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/record-ui-enrollment-tops-for-the-first-time/article_f2468682-d575-11e9-ba77-1bada33fdc7c.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Expensive campaign expected for Illinois progressive tax vote – Greg Bishop
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Expensive-campaign-expected-for-Illinois-14434616.php

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Carbondale community trains ICE rapid response team – Jacob Lorenz
https://dailyegyptian.com/95556/news/carbondale-community-trains-ice-rapid-response-team/

KMOX
— SIUE students still can’t smoke marijuana on campus after it’s legalized There are state laws preventing smoking and being under the influence at public colleges. – MARIA KEENA
https://kmox.radio.com/articles/news/siue-students-cant-smoke-marijuana-after-legalized-illinois

HIGHLAND PARK PATCH
— TRAGIC, DISGUSTING: City of Highwood Plans for a Recreational Marijuana Dispensary Highwood Among the First Cities in Illinois to Express Interest in Sale of Recreational Marijuana
https://patch.com/illinois/highlandpark/city-highwood-plans-recreational-marijuana-dispensary

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Mumps Infect Illegal Aliens at McHenry County Jail
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/12/mumps-infect-illegal-aliens-at-mchenry-county-jail/ 
— John Pletz Sets Up Saturday Morning Coffee for Evelyn Sanguinetti and Justin Hansen
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/12/john-pletz-sets-up-coffee-for-evelyn-sangrinetti-and-justin-hansen-saturday-morning/ 
— IL 66th District: Allen Skillicorn and Carolyn Schofield Speak at West Dundee, Skillicorn Endorsed by Jeanne Ives, Schofield Endorsed by Don DeWitte
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/12/il-66th-district-allen-skillicorn-and-carolyn-schofield-speak-at-west-dundee-skillicorn-endorsed-by-jeanne-ives-schofield-endorsed-by-don-dewitte/ 
— McHenry County Taxpayers Hit for Almost $21,600 for Jack Franks’ Family Health Insurance
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/12/mchenry-county-taxpayers-hit-for-almost-24000-for-jack-franks-family-health-insurance/ 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Chicago Republican Party chairman: Contract agreement with AFSCME workers is ‘legalized bribery’ – Glenn Minnis
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/513520644-chicago-republican-party-chairman-contract-agreement-with-afscme-workers-is-legalized-bribery

CAPITOL FAX
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/09/12/looking-on-the-bright-side-6/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Facebook sanctions Netanyahu page over ‘hate speech’ policy – Zachary Halaschak
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/facebook-sanctions-netanyahu-page-over-hate-speech-policy

AMERICAN THINKER
— Elizabeth Warren’s Indian-persecuting ancestors pile up – and she’d like you to pay the reparations – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/elizabeth_warrens_indianpersecuting_ancestors_pile_up__and_shed_like_you_to_pay_the_reparations.html

DAILY CALLER
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Apologizes To Illegal Immigrants ‘On Behalf Of The United States Of America’ – JUSTIN CARUSO
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/12/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-illegal-immigrants-apologize/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Supreme Court Lets New Trump Asylum Restrictions Take Effect – Kevin Daley 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/09/12/supreme-court-lets-new-trump-asylum-restrictions-take-effect/

DAILY WIRE
— The Democratic Party Is Fatally Attracted To Hardcore Leftism – JOSH HAMMER
https://www.dailywire.com/news/51709/hammer-democratic-party-fatally-attracted-hardcore-josh-hammer

PJ MEDIA
— ‘Islam Hates Us’: Democrats Attack Trump for Honest Observation – RAYMOND IBRAHIM
https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/islam-hates-us-democrats-attack-trump-for-honest-observation/

BLAZE
— Chick-fil-A opening at Purdue U. irritates gay student body president, faculty. But over 3,000 petition signers see things a little differently. Restaurant is set to open on campus in fall 2020 – Dave Urbanski
https://www.theblaze.com/news/chick-fil-a-opening-at-purdue-u-irritates-gay-student-body-president-faculty

— Parkland father exposes how killer was enabled by Obama’s school-leniency policies ‘The left, they don’t want to hear my story’ – Breck Dumas
https://www.theblaze.com/news/parkland-father-exposes-how-killer-was-enabled-by-obamas-school-leniency-policies

CAMPUS REFORM
— Illinois prof. helps lead effort to ‘cancel’ Sean Spicer on-campus appearance – Jon Street
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=13698

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/460765-the-us-mexico-border-situation-is-an-opportunity-not-a-crisis

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Pope dismisses ideology of conservative U.S. critics – NICOLE WINFIELD
https://www.rep-am.com/news/world/2019/09/12/pope-dismisses-ideology-of-conservative-u-s-critics/

WASHINGTON POST
— North Carolina’s special election is great news for Trump’s reelection chances – Henry Olsen
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/09/11/north-carolinas-special-election-is-great-news-trumps-reelection-chances/

September 7 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Indiana confirms 1st death linked to vaping, 5 deaths confirmed nationwide – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/indiana-confirms-1st-death-linked-to-vaping-5-deaths-confirmed-nationwide/5520723/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Head of Chicago non-profit supported by NFL and Roc Nation apologizes for dreadlock cutting Old posts by Crushers Club founder Sally Hazelgrove began circulating on social media. In one, Hazelgrove, who is white, is shown with scissors in her hands as she announces she’s going to cut the dreadlocks of a black teenager. 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/6/20852853/nfl-roc-nation-crushers-club-dreadlock-cutting
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants who need/want public assistance because those immigrants vote for Democrats.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2019/9/6/20853332/trump-immigration-green-card-public-charge-tammy-duckworth-chuy-garcia-brighton-park-icirr

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Roots festival lets Aurora celebrate its diversity – DAVID SHAROS (DIERSEN: For a “Diversity” event while I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO, my Democrat GAO superiors required us to disclose not only our national origin, but the when our ancestors came to America. I should write a book about my GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were especially anti-German. Then I should write a book about those who were especially anti-Protestant.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-roots-aurora-st-0908-20190907-tshqa2sqmbednenk2upmtxa3re-story.html

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DeKalb already fielding interest from marijuana merchants – KELSEY RETTKE
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/09/06/dekalb-already-fielding-interest-from-marijuana-merchants/al2pi6r/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Champaign council member: Cannabis-cultivation facility ‘would be a great economic boost for our area’ – Ben Zigterman
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/champaign-council-member-cannabis-cultivation-facility-would-be-a-great/article_c387f276-0498-52af-b751-94b33c9ff3bd.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Legalized marijuana and gambling in Springfield
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190906/under-dome-podcast-legalized-marijuana-and-gambling-in-springfield

WREX
— Guidelines for recreational marijuana released (DIERSEN: Of course, soon, Democrats will relax these guidelines.)
https://wrex.com/category/2019/09/06/guidelines-for-recreational-marijuana-released/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Former State Rep. Peter Breen pleads with voters to take the power over legislative maps out of Michael Madigan’s hands – W.J. Kennedy
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/513485906-former-state-rep-peter-breen-pleads-with-voters-to-take-the-power-over-legislative-maps-out-of-michael-madigan-s-hands

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— CHICAGO AREA GAY AND LESBIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Beyond the Pride Parade: Celebrating True Lgbtq+ Engagement (DIERSEN: To promote LGBTQ+ is to destroy the traditional family.)
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/513512364-chicago-area-gay-and-lesbian-chamber-of-commerce-beyond-the-pride-parade-celebrating-true-lgbtq-engagement

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— LAKE COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES UP 2%, DESPITE HOME VALUES DOWN 31% SINCE RECESSION – Vincent Caruso
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/lake-county-property-taxes-up-2-despite-home-values-down-31-since-recession/

FOX NEWS
— Hannity: CNN runs ‘marathon infomercial for DNC’ as 2020 Dems tout ‘radical’ plans – Joshua Nelson
https://www.foxnews.com/media/hannity-cnn-runs-marathon-infomercial-for-dnc

AMERICAN THINKER
— Is Chicago a Gun Crime Sanctuary City? – Daniel John Sobieski
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/09/is_chicago_a_gun_crime_sanctuary_city.html
— For whom are reparations due? – David L. Rosenthal
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/for_whom_are_reparations_due.html

BREITBART
— Minnesota Parents Rally to ‘Protect Kids’ Against State-Mandated Planned Parenthood Sex Ed – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/06/minnesota-parents-rally-to-protect-kids-against-state-mandated-planned-parenthood-sex-ed/
— Migration Industry Demands More ‘Healthcare Visas’ for Sick Illegal Migrants – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/06/migration-industry-demands-more-healthcare-visas-for-sick-illegal-migrants/

NEW AMERICAN
— Self-Destruction in the Golden State – John F. McManus
https://www.thenewamerican.com/reviews/opinion/item/33357-self-destruction-in-the-golden-state

PJ MEDIA
— CNN’s LGBT Town Hall Will Put Dems’ Anti-Christian Bigotry on Full Display – TYLER O’NEIL 
https://pjmedia.com/faith/cnns-lgbt-town-hall-will-put-dems-anti-christian-bigotry-on-display/
— Trump Unloads on Obama DACA Order, Calling It ‘Totally Illegal’ – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/trump-criticizes-obama-daca-order-calling-it-totally-illegal/

TOWNHALL
— Pro-Sanctuary Maryland Officials Throw A Tantrum After State Becomes A Den Of Illegal Alien Rape – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/09/06/pro-sanctuary-maryland-officials-throw-a-tantrum-after-county-becomes-a-den-of-il-n2552717

THE HILL
— Wave of GOP retirements threaten 2020 comeback – SCOTT WONG AND MIKE LILLIS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/460328-wave-of-gop-retirements-threaten-2020-comeback

NEW YORK TIMES
— More House Republicans Ask: Why Win Re-election When You Can Retire Instead – Emily Cochrane and Julie Hirschfeld Davis
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/us/politics/house-republicans-retire.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump’s new rule to punish immigrants just shows how bad American jobs are – Brigid Schulte (DIERSEN: How bad were the jobs that you had? GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/the-cruel-irony-of-the-newpublic-charge-rule/2019/09/05/37f51896-cf5a-11e9-9031-519885a08a86_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: States to Launch Google, Facebook Antitrust Probes Separate inquiries by coalitions of attorneys general buttress Washington’s scrutiny of the tech giants – John D. McKinnon
https://www.wsj.com/articles/states-to-launch-google-facebook-antitrust-probes-11567762204
— When Corporations Changed Their Social Role—and Upended Our Politics Large companies once offered workers lifetime security and generous benefits. Then they stopped, setting the stage for our populist moment – Nicholas Lemann
https://www.wsj.com/articles/when-corporations-changed-their-social-roleand-upended-our-politics-11567782178

BUFFALO NEWS
— Union members earn more, feel better about standard of living, report says – Matt Glynn (DIERSEN: Instead of working in retirement, I have reduced my standard of living. My $53,316/year Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 42% of what my GAO salary was in 1997 in today’s dollars.)
https://buffalonews.com/2019/09/06/union-members-earn-more-feel-better-about-standard-of-living-report-says/

HARTFORD COURANT
— Ronald Reagan, the diversity president – NOAH SMITH (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-noah-smith-reagan-diversity-0907-20190907-ucn5hq7b3bfnlaxehwpjoyovze-story.html

FORBES
— How Working In Retirement Became A Reality – Kerry Hannon (DIERSEN: Instead of working in retirement, I have reduced my standard of living. My $53,316/year Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 42% of what my GAO salary was in 1997 in today’s dollars.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2019/09/06/how-working-in-retirement-became-a-reality/#1324096a73fc

September 6 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— For kids’ sakes, Illinois should ban flavored e-cigarettes – Editorial (DIERSEN: What about pot?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/6/20852935/e-cigarettes-teen-vaping-ban-flavored-devices-cdc-lung-illnesses-vaping-deaths
— Judge approves agreement to reopen Sterigenics plant DuPage County Judge Paul Fullerton signed off on an agreement reached in July between Sterigenics, the county and the Illinois attorney general’s office. – Stefano Esposito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2019/9/6/20853277/judge-approves-re-open-sterigenics-plant

— A Republican state rep who gave party leaders fits looks to move up Rep. David McSweeney likely will run for the U.S. Senate or secretary of state. – Rich Miller (DIERSEN: What do you do that gives party leaders fits? I stress the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race of gender based preference giving) planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and in the Republican Party platform.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/9/6/20853566/david-mcsweeney-jim-durkin-illinois-republican-party-tammy-duckworth-rich-miller-capitol-fax

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

— With Sterigenics cleared to reopen, it’s up to state and federal officials to keep residents safe – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-sterigenics-plant-ethylene-oxide-reopen-20190906-b2vwlusfjzcdrjp2utt3vrwbnm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— ‘He’s signing our death sentence’: Ruling means Sterigenics plant could reopen – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190906/hes-signing-our-death-sentence-ruling-means-sterigenics-plant-could-reopen

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— There’s no getting around it: We need a pension amendment The state constitution’s restrictive pension language blocks those who would stick it to retirees, which is good. But it also has blocked legitimate, less-drastic efforts. – DAVID GREISING
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/david-greising-government/theres-no-getting-around-it-we-need-pension-amendment

CBS2
— Sterigenics May Reopen After Court Agreement To Drastically Reduce Emissions
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/09/06/sterigenics-may-reopen-after-court-agreement-to-drastically-reduce-emissions/
— Parents: Our Daughter Nearly Died From Vaping – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/09/05/parents-our-daughter-nearly-died-from-vaping/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Like the Jussie Smollett case, Aaron Schock’s dropped charges should be investigated – Clarence Page
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-jussie-smollett-aaron-schock-jesse-jackson-dan-webb-page-20190906-de7jpq5hwfc7rpaf24hw4dlciq-story.html

DUPAGE POLICY REVIEW
— Ives Responds to Casten’s Impeachment Push
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/513500893-ives-responds-to-casten-s-impeachment-push

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— LEFT’S “THINK PROGRESS” NEWS SITE PREPARES TO SHUT DOWN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/think-progress-shuts-down-.html
— DURKIN CALLS FOR LAW TO ALLOW BANNING ETHYLENE OXIDE IN ILLINOIS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/durkin-calls-for-law-to-allow-banning-ethylene-oxide-in-illinois.html
— PLUMMER SAYS HE’S “TAKING A HARD LOOK” AT RUNNING FOR SHIMKUS’ OPEN SEAT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/plummer-says-hes-taking-a-hard-look-at-running-for-shimkus-open-seat.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Iceland’s president wears rainbow bracelet during Pence visit, apparently to show support for LGBT – Bailey Vogt
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/6/iceland-president-wears-rainbow-bracelet-during-pe/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Cowardice: Poll finds 70% of Republican students lie about views to get good grades – Brad Polumbo (DIERSEN: If I had become a Democrat, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old in 1988 notwithstanding the fact that I am White, male, raised as a Protestant, 100% German American, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/cowardice-poll-finds-70-of-republican-students-lie-about-views-to-get-good-grades

GOPUSA
— Jemele Hill pens racist call for blacks to leave white colleges
http://www.gopusa.com/jemele-hill-pens-racist-call-for-blacks-to-leave-white-colleges/

CNS NEWS
— Iceland Greets VP Pence, a Conservative Christian, With Gay Rainbow Flags and Bracelets – Kharen Martinez Murcia 
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/kharen-martinez-murcia/iceland-greets-vp-pence-conservative-christian-gay-rainbow-flags-and

PJ MEDIA
— High School Assignment Forces Kids to Disclose Sexual Orientation, Reveals Massive Political Agenda – MEGAN FOX (DIERSEN: For a “Diversity” event, my Democrat GAO superiors required us to disclose not only our national origin, but the when our ancestors came to America.)
https://pjmedia.com/trending/high-school-assignment-forces-kids-to-disclose-sexual-orientation-reveals-massive-political-agenda/

NOQ REPORT
— Smugglers instructing adult migrants to say they’re teenagers – Kerry Marasco 
https://noqreport.com/2019/09/06/smugglers-instructing-adult-migrants-say-theyre-teenagers/

NEW YORK TIMES
— G.O.P. Plans to Drop Presidential Primaries in 4 States to Impede Trump Challengers – Annie Karni and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/us/politics/states-drop-republican-primaries.html

September 3 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Lightfoot Slams Cruz Over Comments on Chicago’s Gun Violence: ‘Keep Our Name Out of Your Mouth’ – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/lori-lightfoot-ted-cruz-tweets-chicago-gun-violence-559268711.html

CBS2
— Mayor Lightfoot Takes Sen. Ted Cruz To Task Over Tweet About Chicago And Gun Control
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/09/02/mayor-lightfoot-sen-ted-cruz/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Mayor Lightfoot clashes with Cruz over gun violence: ‘Keep our name out of your mouth’
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/mayor-lightfoot-clashes-with-cruz-over-gun-violence-keep-our-name-out-of-your-mouth-

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot rips Senator Ted Cruz, ‘coward Republicans’ on Twitter over gun control: ‘Keep our name out of your mouth’ – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-cruz-gun-control-tweets-20190903-65zcrg4iyneq5ocri3axyesfzy-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— McSweeney v. Durkin: Suburban Republicans butt heads over ‘buried’ misconduct report – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190903/suburban-republicans-butt-heads-over-buried-misconduct-report
— DuPage officials consider moving Downers Grove traffic court to Woodridge – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190903/dupage-officials-consider-moving-downers-grove-traffic-court-to-woodridge

RIVERSIDE BROOKFIELD LANDMARK
— Brookfield should opt out of cannabis sales – Cynthia Frymark, President, Coalition for a Drug Free Lyons Township
https://www.rblandmark.com/News/Articles/9-3-2019/Brookfield-should-opt-out-of-cannabis-sales/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Will County Board, map could look different after 2020 election 2020 election also will determine makeup of Will County Board – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/08/26/will-county-board-map-could-look-different-after-2020-election/av0vfb9/

CHICAGO NOW
— New Mayor/ Old Words/Same Villains/ Democrats/Republicans/Martians – BOB ANGONE
http://www.chicagonow.com/just-sayin/2019/09/new-mayor-old-wordssame-villains-democratsrepublicansmartians/

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois GOP member calls on House Minority Leader Jim Durkin to release lawmaker harassment report – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-gop-member-calls-on-house-minority-leader-jim-durkin/article_022da472-ce82-11e9-a0e2-17dc735342b6.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McSweeney Calls for Ethics Investigation of Republican House Leader Jim Durkin
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/03/mcsweeney-calls-for-ethics-investigation-of-republican-house-leader-jim-durkin/ 
— Candidates Petition Circulation Begins (except Presidential Primary)
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/03/candidates-petition-circulation-begins-except-presidential-primary/ 
— Pension Loophole Closed for County Board Members, But Not for McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/03/pension-loophole-closed-for-county-board-members-but-not-for-mchenry-county-board-chairman-jack-franks/ 
— Pro-Life Pig Roast Returns Sunday, Sept., 28th
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/02/pro-life-pig-roast-returns-sunday-sept-28th/ 
— Thanking Rod Blagojevich
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/02/thanking-rod-blagojevich/ 
— Fewer Students & Teachers, More Administrators
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/02/fewer-students-teachers-more-administrators/ 
— Sex in the LITH Sanitary District
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/02/sex-in-the-lith-sanitary-district/

CAPITOL FAX
— McSweeney v. Durkin: The circular firing squad heats up yet again
https://capitolfax.com/2019/09/03/the-circular-firing-squad-heats-up-yet-again/
— Report: Key administration officials are 41 percent female, 44 percent people of color
https://capitolfax.com/2019/09/03/report-key-administration-officials-are-41-percent-female-44-percent-people-of-color/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to pot pushers, booze is far worse than pot. 
https://capitolfax.com/2019/09/03/why-do-you-look-at-the-speck-of-sawdust-in-your-brothers-eye-and-pay-no-attention-to-the-plank-in-your-own-eye/

DAILY CALLER
— Chicago Mayor Blames Republicans For City’s Violence – WILLIAM DAVIS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/03/chicago-mayor-blames-republicans-gun-violence/
— Hundreds Of Border Patrol Agents Have Been Assaulted This Year – JASON HOPKINS (DIERSEN: To come into a country illegally demonstrates a tremendous disrespect for the rule of law.)
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/03/over-600-assaults-on-border-patrol-agents/
— The Landscape Of Despair: How Our Cities And Towns Are Killing Us – JAMES HOWARD KUNSTLER
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/03/cities-towns-landscape-despair/

FEDERALIST
— Bloomberg Reporter Who Attacked Trump Appointee Over Facebook Sarcasm Made Racial Joke On Twitter – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/03/bloomberg-reporter-attacked-trump-appointee-facebook-sarcasm-made-racial-joke-twitter/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Mainstream media panicking as new group exposes damning social media posts – Peter Skurkiss
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/mainstream-media-panicking-as-new-group-exposes-damning-social-media-posts

HUFFINGTON POST
— Chicago Mayor Tells Ted Cruz To ‘Keep Our Name Out Of Your Mouth’ About Gun Control Lori Lightfoot hit out at the Republican Texas senator after he cited Chicago as an example for why “gun control doesn’t work.” – Lee Moran
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ted-cruz-chicago-mayor-gun-control_n_5d6e5935e4b0cdfe0575a972

NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER
— Sanders says ‘electability’ is the key to beating Trump – Kevin Landrigan (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, to be electable, you must be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.unionleader.com/news/politics/voters/sanders-says-electability-is-the-key-to-beating-trump/article_2e317ec6-220d-51a6-bb9a-e4315e3bca27.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— U of Illinois student arrested after noose found in elevator
http://www.startribune.com/u-of-illinois-student-arrested-after-noose-found-in-elevator/559268312/

PASADENA STAR NEWS
— When will big city Democrats stop enabling illegal immigration? – ROBBY STARBUCK
https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2019/09/03/when-will-big-city-democrats-stop-enabling-illegal-immigration/

FORBES
— Is Working Longer The Solution To The Retirement Crisis? – Teresa Ghilarducci
https://www.forbes.com/sites/teresaghilarducci/2019/09/03/is-working-longer-the-solution-to-the-retirement-crisis/#63da5e382373

FORTUNE
— Trump Hits Back at the ‘Incompetent Mayor of London’ – Natasha Bach
https://fortune.com/2019/09/03/trump-sadiq-khan-golf-hurricane-dorian/

August 23 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Judge dismisses lawsuit alleging House Speaker Michael Madigan’s political operation put ‘sham’ candidates on ballot in 2016 – Ray Long
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-madigan-gonzales-lawsuit-dismissed-20190824-gsz5hw2pavhhzfzrtqghjiz67y-story.html
— An Illinois resident just died after a mysterious vaping-related illness. It could be the first death linked to vaping in the US – Kate Thayer
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-vaping-illness-death-illinois-tt-0823-20190823-s27xqukusfdi7edxjpt6k5e23e-story.html
— Former U46 school board member to run for Jim Oberweis’ state Senate seat – RAFAEL GUERRERO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-jeanette-ward-state-senate-st-0825-20190823-j2xvet5de5artlfa5efmw6pkju-story.html
— Controversial ex-Illinois U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh ‘taking steps’ toward running for 2020 GOP nomination against President Donald Trump, with decision imminent, adviser says – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-joe-walsh-imminent-decision-2020-presidential-race-20190823-alari63fjjabravtdrzbjvk43i-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan beats former primary rival again: Judge rules not enough evidence to prove ‘sham’ candidate ploy Challenger Jason Gonzales scored some major victories in his long quest to get the case before a jury, but U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly on Friday gave the key win to House Speaker Mike Madigan. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/23/20830456/rival-loses-mike-madigan-federal-judge-rules-speakers-favor-sham-candidate-lawsuit
— Nation’s 1st vaping death strikes Illinois man who contracted serious lung disease – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/23/20830504/vaping-death-illinois-thc-marijuana-e-cigarettes
— Mapes couldn’t have been so powerful without Madigan’s assent Madigan has been forced to clean up the mess he ultimately made for over a year now. – Rich Miller 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2019/8/23/20830446/tim-mapes-michael-madigan-rich-miller-illinois-legislature

DAILY HERALD
— Former U-46 board member Ward seeks Oberweis’ Senate seat – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190823/former-u-46-board-member-ward-seeks-oberweis-senate-seat

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Long odds for would-be Trump challengers like Joe Walsh No matter how credible some of these challengers might seem on paper, it would take a political cataclysm to knock the president off the GOP ticket as he remains popular among Republican voters.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/long-odds-would-be-trump-challengers-joe-walsh
— Lightfoot imposes city hiring freeze Action to cut spending comes just a week before the mayor is to announce how deep the city’s budget hole is and perhaps indicate what taxes may be raised to fill it. – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: During almost all the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the agency was under a hiring and/or promotion freeze.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/lightfoot-imposes-city-hiring-freeze
— Legislators ask Pritzker to clear weed roadblock A state agency’s literal interpretation of “location” could make it harder to get retail outlets open by Jan. 1. – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/news/legislators-ask-pritzker-clear-weed-roadblock
— Trump faces his Mini-Me in Joe Walsh  Walsh, like Trump, figured out long ago that the first rule of contemporary American politics—like it or not—is that voters gotta know your name. And once they do, the second rule comes into play: Don’t be a bore. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/trump-faces-his-mini-me-joe-walsh

NORTHWEST HERALD
— 26-year-old Woodstock woman newest GOP candidate in 14th District race – DREW ZIMMERMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/08/22/26-year-old-woodstock-woman-newest-gop-candidate-in-14th-district-race/ame01yy/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Sangamon County Citizen survey: 57 percent considered moving in past year – Brenden Moore (DIERSEN: Who wants you to move? Those who want me to move are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190823/sangamon-county-citizen-survey-57-percent-considered-moving-in-past-year

WHEATON PATCH
— Top 10 Subdivisions in Wheaton, IL – August 2019 The Wheaton subdivision with the highest average sale price between August 2018 and August 2019 was Legends of Wheaton. – Marco Amidei
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/top-10-subdivisions-wheaton-il-august-2019

CENTER SQUARE
— More issues surface for Illinois’ cannabis industry as state prepares for recreational marijuana Location interpretation could affect recreational cannabis sales; Tobacco 21 policy may block patients from medicine – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/more-issues-surface-for-illinois-cannabis-industry-as-state-prepares/article_13058830-c5ce-11e9-a05a-4f760695f30a.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Underwood Lays Out Gun Control View at Packed Sun City Town Hall
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/23/underwood-lays-out-gun-control-view-at-packed-sun-city-town-hall/ 
— State Rep. Tom Weber Asks for Input on Property Tax Survey
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/23/state-rep-tom-weber-asks-for-input-on-property-tax-survey/ 
— Congressional Update: Jeanne Ives Files Financial Disclosure Extension
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/22/congressional-update-jeanne-ives-files-financial-disclosure-extension/ 
— IL-06 Congressional Update, Term Limits and Casten MCC Forum
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/22/il-06-congressional-update-term-limits-and-casten-mcc-forum/

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Chicago Republican Party opposes Mayor Lightfoot’s plan to add taxes, reps say – Kyla Asbury 
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/513140979-chicago-republican-party-opposes-mayor-lightfoot-s-plan-to-add-taxes-reps-say

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— COMPTON: ILLINOIS’ POLITICAL CHAMELEON JOE WALSH CHANGES COLORS AGAIN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/compton-illinois-political-chameleon-changes-colors-once-again.html
— DI LEO: RECESSION FEARS FLY IN THE FACE OF REALITY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/recession-fears-fly-in-the-face-of-reality.html

CAPITOL FAX
— False advertising?
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/22/false-advertising/
— Cannabis roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/23/cannabis-roundup-13/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— House Democrats: Trump admin. jeopardizing national security by not addressing white extremists – Andrew Blake
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/23/house-democrats-trump-admin-jeopardizing-national-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Joe Walsh says GOP primary voters tired of Trump’s ‘daily bullshit’ – Naomi Lim
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/joe-walsh-says-gop-primary-voters-tired-of-trumps-daily-bullshit

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— MSNBC Calls Republican’s Belief in Only Two Genders ‘Incendiary’ Jansing: To be a mainstream Republican means to offend women, LGBT community – David Rutz
https://freebeacon.com/politics/msnbc-calls-republicans-belief-in-only-two-genders-incendiary/

BREITBART
— CNN’s Navarro: Trump ‘Inspired a White Supremacist to Go Hunt Down Latinos’ – PAM KEY
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/08/23/cnns-navarro-trump-inspired-a-white-supremacist-to-go-hunt-down-latinos/

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— Sanctuary cities and lack of vetting continue to fuel illegal alien crime – Daniel Horowitz
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/sanctuary-cities-lack-vetting-continue-fuel-illegal-alien-crime/

FORBES
— How To Encourage Employee Advocacy On Social Media – Adrian Fisher (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, employers want their employees to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2019/08/23/how-to-encourage-employee-advocacy-on-social-media/#2cd6d739550b

NEWSWEEK
— TAYLOR SWIFT SAYS SHE’S OBVIOUSLY “PRO-CHOICE” AND WILL DO ANYTHING TO DEFEAT TRUMP IN 2020 – H. ALAN SCOTT
https://www.newsweek.com/taylor-swift-says-shes-obviously-pro-choice-will-do-anything-defeat-trump-2020-1455964

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Say Warren Lied About Native American Past But Don’t Care
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/august_2019/most_say_warren_lied_about_native_american_past_but_don_t_care