August 12 Morning Edition

CYBER CIVICS
— Responsibilities of U.S. Citizens (DIERSEN: In my opinion, each and every voter in Wheaton, and especially, each and every voter in Wheaton’s West District and each and every Precinct Committeeman in the district should a) learn everything that they can about the 10 candidates who are seeking to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy, b) analyze that information, c) decide who they believe the best candidate would be and why, and d) communicate that to Wheaton’s City Council by email at [email protected]
http://www.civics.ks.gov/kansas/citizenship/responsibilities-of-citizens.html
(FROM THE POSTING: Staying informed. Citizens have the responsibility to stay informed of the issues affecting their communities, as well as national and international issues, and to be active in the civic processes. This includes being well informed about the issues and candidates before voting in an election, getting involved in a political campaign or running for public office, or using their right to address the government through activism.)

DAILY HERALD
— AUGUST 9, 2019 FLASHBACK: 10 want West District seat on Wheaton City Council – Katlyn Smith (DIERSEN: The Daily Herald has published some information about 5 of the candidates (David Diersen, Robert McNeily, Lynn Robbins, Mark Kmiecik, and Khizar Jafri), but what about the other 5: Nancy Harding, Edward Ahern, Jeffrey Antonelli, Angela Blatner, and Krista Selvey? In my opinion, the Daily Herald should obtain and publish at least the following information about all 10 candidates: How long they have lived in Wheaton, how long they have lived in Wheaton’s West District, their work experience, their education, their professional certifications and licenses, their memberships in professional associations, why they want to be appointed to fill the vacancy, what they believe the three most important issues are that Wheaton needs to address in the next 2 years and how those issues those issues should be addressed, their political affiliation and activities, their civic activities, if they would vote for or against banning the sale of pot in Wheaton, what their position is on Wheaton’s Roosevelt Road corridor, if they would vote for or against requiring employers in Wheaton to use E-Verify, and what they have done that demonstrates they can carry out typical city council functions.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190809/10-want-west-district-seat-on-wheaton-city-council
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Diersen is the founder of the daily newsletter Gopillinois.com. McNeily lost his bid for the West District seat in 2016 against incumbent Todd Scalzo. According to his LinkedIn page, he is the Midwest regional manager of Turning Point USA, a conservative group founded by Wheeling High School alum Charlie Kirk for college and high school students. Robbins, a former Illinois Park and Recreation Association board member, also ran unsuccessfully against Scalzo for the West District seat in 2016. Kmiecik finished third in another three-way race for the seat in 2009. Jafri, a finance and accounting consultant, lost to Tim Elliott for a District 4 spot on the DuPage County Board in 2016. The Democrat was seeking his first elected office at the time.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE: Does the Chicago area need another airport? Plans for a Peotone airport are back, this time with an e-commerce spin. – Mary Wisniewski
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/transportation/ct-biz-peotone-airport-proposal-cargo-shipping-amazon-getting-around-20190812-nrhtcaku7rgvbmhkhtbtxyfz6u-story.html

WTTW
— Supporters Of Greater Gun Restrictions Rally In Chicago – ANDY DAHN
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/supporters-greater-gun-restrictions-rally-chicago

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— El Paso joins Morton in banning recreational-pot businesses – Nick Vlahos
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190812/nick-in-am-el-paso-joins-morton-in-banning-recreational-pot-businesses

QUAD CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Karl Hickerson of Davenport promotes hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://qctimes.com/opinion/letters/letter-blood-on-his-hands/article_de792b57-406d-5bcc-9703-6502ec296cdb.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— O’Rourke says he supports national gun licensing program – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/orourke-says-he-supports-national-gun-licensing-program-08-11-2019

WJOL
— Workplace Discrimination Protections Now Law in Illinois (DIERSEN: From what I see, constructively, employers can discriminate against employees because they are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or if their ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wjol.com/workplace-discrimination-protections-now-law-in-illinois/

WIRE POINTS
— Illinois’ shrinking tax base: Residents are leaving and taking their incomes with them – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-shrinking-tax-base-residents-are-leaving-and-taking-their-incomes-with-them-part-1/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Bernie Sanders staffers manhandle press at Iowa State Fair – Joseph Simonson (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 treated me since 2000.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/bernie-sanders-staffers-manhandle-press-at-iowa-state-fair

GOPUSA
— Internet is silencing Conservative voices (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who want silence me.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=74152
— Elizabeth Warren will tax gun makers at 30% on firearms, 50% on ammunition (DIERSEN: This would make it harder for poor people to defend themselves.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=74182

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Link between Today’s Leftists and Yesterday’s Nazis – Alexander Nussbaum
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/the_link_between_todays_leftists_and_yesterdays_nazis.html
— Where only wealthy liberals can exercise free speech – Ethel C. Fenig
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/where_only_wealthy_liberals_can_exercise_free_speech.html

BREITBART
— Illinois Governor Mandates LGBT History Curriculum for Public Schools – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/08/11/illinois-governor-mandates-lgbt-history-curriculum-for-public-schools/
— Illegal Alien Accused of Killing Mollie Tibbetts Claims ‘Constitutional Rights’ Violated – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/11/illegal-alien-accused-murdering-claims-constitutional-rights-violated/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says ‘White Supremacists Think That Donald Trump Is a White Supremacist’
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/08/11/dem-rep-tim-ryan-white-supremacists-think-that-donald-trump-is-a-white-supremacist/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s 2020 Strategy Is Attracting ‘Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists’
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/08/11/mcauliffe-trumps-2020-strategy-is-attracting-neo-nazis-and-white-supremacists/

DAILY CALLER
— The Epstein ‘Suicide’ Conspiracies Are Flying – DEREK HUNTER
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/12/epstein-suicide-conspiracies/

COLLEGE FIX
— Student defends wearing MAGA hat after professor cries ‘white supremacy’ – JENNIFER KABBANY 
https://www.thecollegefix.com/student-defends-wearing-maga-hat-after-professor-cries-white-supremacy/

THE HILL
— Trump administration releases new ‘public charge’ rule making it easier to reject immigrants – CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/457077-trump-administration-releases-final-public-charge-rule?userid=3526

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump. 
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/12/democrats-guns-white-supremacy-1458135

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump is losing ground in America’s suburbs.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/trump-losing-ground-america-s-suburbs-n1041296

CNN
— Trump admin announces rule that could limit legal immigration – Priscilla Alvarez, Geneva Sands and Tami Luhby
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/12/politics/legal-immigration-public-charge/index.html

CNBC
— This Social Security rule cuts public workers’ benefits. Politicians want to change that – Lorie Konish (DIERSEN: My Social Security is dramatically reduced because I get a Civil Service Retirement System pension.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/05/new-bill-would-change-social-security-rule-on-public-workers-benefits.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Rule Targets Legal Immigrants Who Rely on Food Stamps and Other Aid – Eileen Sullivan and Michael D. Shear
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/us/politics/trump-immigration-policy.html
— Banning Assault Weapons Works That’s why, as president, I will push to ban them again. – Joe Biden
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/11/opinion/joe-biden-ban-assault-weapons.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump administration to penalize immigrants who use or might use public benefits, a move aimed at curbing legal immigration
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2019/08/12/trump-administration-to-penalize-immigrants-who-use-or-might-use-public-benefits-a-move-aimed-at-curbing-legal-immigration/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote those who hate Trump.
https://beta.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/08/11/who-is-race-imboden-fencing-medalist-who-protested-over-trump-gun-control/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Republicans for the problems that millennials have.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/08/12/conservative-pundits-owe-an-apology-millennials-actually-they-owe-many-apologies/

NEW YORK POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump supporters.
https://nypost.com/2019/08/11/democrats-have-demonized-every-trump-voter-as-a-deplorable/
— Memo to Biden: Being white doesn’t make you rich – Seth Barron (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to give preference to minorities. If I had been a minority, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old.)
https://nypost.com/2019/08/11/memo-to-biden-being-white-doesnt-make-you-rich/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— San Diego’s city attorney is taking away hundreds of guns from those who shouldn’t have them – GEORGE SKELTON
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-11/skelton-gun-control-california-san-diego-city-attorney

BOSTON GLOBE
— Should Massachusetts cities and towns be allowed to extend the right to vote in local elections to legal non-citizens? – Gladys Vega
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/globelocal/2019/08/09/should-massachusetts-cities-and-towns-allowed-extend-right-vote-local-elections-legal-non-citizens/AzcsMcsEVPtxhMo14mafLJ/story.html

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
http://www.startribune.com/the-brand-label-that-stokes-trump-s-fury-racist/536014472/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— In Boise and Grand Rapids, the Housing Market Looks Red Hot Many Midwestern markets have heated up so quickly they are now experiencing shortages of inventory and rising prices – Laura Kusisto and Likhitha Butchireddygari (DIERSEN: How is the housing market doing in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your township/ward, and in your county? What attracts buyers and what drives them away?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-boise-and-grand-rapids-the-housing-market-looks-red-hot-11565521202
— The Federal Minimum Wage Doesn’t Really Matter Anymore Only a tiny share of civilian workers are paid at that rate – Eric Morath
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-federal-minimum-wage-doesnt-really-matter-anymore-11565515801

CALIFORNIA GLOBE
— Legalizing Marijuana Has Created a Black Market Plaguing Riverside County Transnational crime organizations growing pot counties, and in residential neighborhoods – Michelle Mears
https://californiaglobe.com/section-2/legalizing-marijuana-has-created-a-black-market-plaguing-a-california-community/

FOX SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
— Cape Coral City Council to vote on rezoning Four Corners lots – Anna Kohls
https://www.fox4now.com/news/local-news/cape-coral-city-council-to-vote-on-rezoning-four-corners-lots

LONG BEACH POST
— When it comes to elections, how important are endorsements from the political establishment? – Jason Ruiz
https://lbpost.com/news/politics/elections-endorsements-political-establishment

TOLEDO BLADE
— Candidates for Toledo Council District 3 explain qualifications
https://www.toledoblade.com/opinion/columnists/2019/08/12/toledo-city-council-distrcit-3-candidates-robert-worthington-glen-cook-theresa-gadus/stories/20190811045

RICHMOND
— Employers need to tighten up on their hiring process to avoid discrimination – KAREN MICHAEL (DIERSEN: 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.richmond.com/business/learning-center/labor-law-employers-need-to-tighten-up-on-their-hiring/article_9c132257-230a-5802-9dc2-d8e7740b783d.html

AIKEN STANDARD
— Candidate Forum: Residents hear from Aiken City Council candidates – Cindy Kubovic
https://www.aikenstandard.com/sundays_best/candidate-forum-residents-hear-from-aiken-city-council-candidates/article_944ae3a8-b9e5-11e9-ad97-b31a6335ebc6.html

PARK RECORD
— Park City voters days away from eliminating a City Council candidate – Jay Hamburger
https://www.parkrecord.com/news/park-city-voters-days-away-from-eliminating-a-city-council-candidate/

LITTLETON INDEPENDENT
— Next Gen committee chair announces council run Iftin Abshir, 28, says she wants to keep Colorado from becoming California – David Gilbert
https://littletonindependent.net/stories/next-gen-committee-chair-announces-council-run,284795

ESTHERVILLE NEWS
— Heckard wins runoff for Ward 1 seat – David Swartz
http://www.esthervilledailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/534926/Heckard-wins-runoff-for-Ward-1-seat.html?nav=5003

PBS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump and against his supporters.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/mass-shootings-have-latinos-worried-about-being-targets

HISCOX
— Hiscox Study Finds 1 in 5 US Workers Age 40 and Over Have Experienced Age Discrimination in the Workplace 51 years old is the age at which workers believe they are most likely to experience age discrimination in the workplace
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hiscox-study-finds-1-in-5-us-workers-age-40-and-over-have-experienced-age-discrimination-in-the-workplace-300899558.html

August 3 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Why hasn’t the Daily Herald reported on a) the sale of pot in Wheaton, b) the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy, and c) the Roosevelt Road Corridor Study since May 30, 2019? FIRST: At its August 5, 2019 meeting, Wheaton’s City Council is scheduled a) to vote on “a resolution and draft ordinance relating to a text amendment to zoning ordinance prohibiting cannabis business establishments in any zoning district” and b) to set “August 26 as the Public Hearing date.” (https://www.wheaton.il.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_08052019-1220 and https://www.wheaton.il.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/4222?fileID=6785 If you are a Wheaton resident, please join me in urging the Wheaton City Council to vote yes on the resolution and ordinance to ban the sale of pot in Wheaton. SECOND: 5:00 PM, Tuesday, August 6, 2019, is the filing deadline for applications to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy. Sadly, Wheaton’s policy is to not disclose the names of the applicants or information about them, but instead, just the number of applications received. Please see the articles at the end of this email. So far, Wheaton has received 30 requests for applications, 4 complete applications, and 1 incomplete application. So far, to my knowledge, none of the applicants has publicly announced that they have filed. Because of that, I will be filing. In my opinion, not only Wheaton’s West District residents, but all of Wheaton’s residents should know who the applicants are before the filing deadline. If you become aware of someone who has filed or will file, please ask him/her to issue a press release and to include [email protected] in the press release list. THIRD: During its upcoming Planning Session on August 12th, the Wheaton City Council will discuss the Roosevelt Road Corridor Study with its consultant, present questions for further exploration, and receive public comment from the audience to aid in planning. (https://www.wheaton.il.us/930/Roosevelt-Road). The study area includes the south side of Roosevelt Road between Carlton Avenue and Main Street which is in my precinct and the south side of Roosevelt Road between Carlton Avenue and Warrenville Road which is in my precinct and in Wheaton’s West District. Recently, members of the “Concerned Citizens – Rezoning Roosevelt Road” Facebook group posted yard signs (21 at last count) at homes on Arbor Avenue, Golf Lane, Park Avenue, and Warrenville Road in my precinct that say “PRESERVE NEIGHBORHOODS RETHINK REZONING.” – Dave Diersen)

http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— Illinois members of Congress visit U.S.-Mexico border to understand impact of Trump’s immigration policies
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-members-of-congress-visit-us-mexico-border/5439017/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Flannery Fired Up: Libertyville moves to ban retail pot sales; Reparations bill (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican? How much reparations do the Democrats in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois want you to pay? From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that Democrats want you to pay: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should poll the Democrats in my precinct and ask them how much reparations they want me to pay.) 
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/flannery-fired-up-libertyville-moves-to-ban-retail-pot-sales-reparations-bill

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— U.S. employers added a solid 164,000 jobs in July as the unemployment rate held at 3.7% – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-july-jobs-numbers-20190802-yuqxiiffvzhzfbh3mzhfrvsbey-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ‘Tough’ new Illinois Gaming Board chairman faced with massive gambling expansion The aptly nicknamed Charles ‘Chip’ Schmadeke is getting ready for a whirlwind bidding process for six new and highly coveted casino licenses. Ex-bosses say he has the right temperament for the high-stakes, low-glamor job. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/2/20752045/illinois-gaming-board-chairman-charles-chip-schmadeke-gambling-expansion

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Joseph Monack of Woodstock demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Ives and Sanguinetti.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190803/gop-need-better-candidates-in-6th-district
— Schneider says sending migrants to Mexico compounds their misery – Marni Pyke (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use “migrants” to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans. Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally and b) to illegally stay in America illegally. Ever-more obviously, Democrats and RINOs use citizens of foreign countries to not only destroy Republicans, but to destroy America.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190802/schneider-says-sending-migrants-to-mexico-compounds-their-misery

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Perennial candidate Marshall tosses hat in ring – again Berwyn radiologist seeks GOP nomination to run against Durbin in 2020 – BRENDA SCHORY (DIERSEN: On July 5, 2003, a mere 16 years ago, all five announced Republican U.S. Senate candidates (John Cox, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan) attended a picnic that I arranged in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct for voters in my precinct, Jeanne Ives’ precinct to the east, and Debra Olson’s precinct to the west. The 200 attendees included Randy Hultgren.)
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/08/02/perennial-candidate-marshall-tosses-hat-in-ring-again/aw1vwcu/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— New law requires all high school students to fill out FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Financial Aid) before graduating – Julie Wurth (DIERSEN: How would your parents have reacted to this?)
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/new-law-requires-all-high-school-students-to-fill-out/article_e0770c30-4437-5187-9f02-452fdc7d7b07.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Rep. Ratcliffe withdraws nomination for Director of National Intelligence – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/rep-ratcliffe-withdraws-nomination-for-director-of-national-intelligence

WREX
— Slave descendants to spend night in cabins at NC plantation – AP (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican? How much reparations do the Democrats in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois want you to pay? From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that Democrats want you to pay: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should poll the Democrats in my precinct and ask them how much reparations they want me to pay.)
https://wrex.com/category/2019/08/03/slave-descendants-to-spend-night-in-cabins-at-nc-plantation/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Patronage Employees Breathing Sigh of Relief that They Are Not Governing by Labor Union Law
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/03/patronage-employees-breathing-sign-of-relief-that-they-are-not-governing-by-labor-union-law/

ROCK ISLAND TODAY
— NRCC press secretary: DCCC staff shakeup shows Bustos is ‘not up for the job’ – Glenn Minnis (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, the top priority for my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates was getting rid employees like me who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made 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://rockislandtoday.com/stories/512811044-nrcc-press-secretary-dccc-staff-shakeup-shows-bustos-is-not-up-for-the-job

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Former GOP state chairman Pat Brady contributed to Cullerton’s state senate campaigns – Zeta Cross
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/512824412-former-gop-state-chairman-brady-contributed-to-cullerton-s-state-senate-campaigns

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Naperville City Council opts out of legalized marijuana sales – Colin Froment (DIERSEN: One could compare and contrast reporting on the pot issue in Naperville versus Wheaton.)
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512824436-naperville-city-council-opts-out-of-legalized-marijuana-sales
— Ives calls Cullerton indictment ‘corruption at the highest level’ – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512824411-ives-calls-cullerton-indictment-corruption-at-the-highest-level
— Jeanne Ives’ Soundbites of the Week
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512824437-icymi-jeanne-ives-soundbites-of-the-week
— Sterigenics fallout could trigger media/mob attacks against other businesses, air quality expert warns – W.J. Kennedy 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512823315-sterigenics-fallout-could-trigger-media-mob-attacks-against-other-businesses-air-quality-expert-warns
— Surgeon Kinzler blasts Democrats after indictment of Cullerton – Colin Froment 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512824406-surgeon-kinzler-blasts-democrats-after-indictment-of-cullerton

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Illinois’ Predatory Profiteering Leaders – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/politics/illinois-predatory-profiteering-leaders/
— The Effects Of A Lukewarm Church – Dr. Joey Krol (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who are a member of a church, attend church services, and/or give money to a church, but who fail/refuse to fight the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things? Because of the aforesaid, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs are increasingly successful in hinting/implying/arguing/shouting that GOD is a Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green, 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://illinoisfamily.org/faith/the-effects-of-allukewarm-church/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Push to legalize pot cements partisan divisions in 2020 race – Melissa Quinn
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/push-to-legalize-pot-cements-partisan-divisions-in-2020-race

FOX NEWS
— Racism is the left’s only answer to Trump (and that won’t help Democrats in 2020) – Newt Gingrich 
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/newt-gingrich-racism-is-the-lefts-only-answer-to-trump-and-that-wont-help-democrats-in-2020
— George Hamilton says actors ‘have no qualifications’ to discuss politics, explains why he’s never voted – Jessica Napoli (DIERSEN: What qualifications do you have to discuss politics? My qualifications include serving as a) a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, b) GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, c) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, d) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, e) Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, f) Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, g) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, h) GAO employee 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $98,198-$127,654, i) Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter Executive Committee member 1983-1996, j) IRS employee 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592.) 
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/george-hamilton-actors-voting

GOPUSA
— Florida McDonald’s worker fired for refusing to serve people ‘with badges’ (DIERSEN: In your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois, how strongly do the voters hate past, present, and future government employees?)
http://www.gopusa.com/florida-mcdonalds-worker-fired-for-refusing-to-serve-people-with-badges/
— Trump’s Tweets Expose Democrat Attachment to Sharpton
http://www.gopusa.com/trumps-tweets-expose-democrat-attachment-to-sharpton/
— Getting labeled a Racist Is Easy Today
http://www.gopusa.com/getting-labeled-a-racist-is-easy-today/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Democrats gripped by reparations fever – Eric Utter (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican? How much reparations do the Democrats in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois want you to pay? From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that Democrats want you to pay: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should poll the Democrats in my precinct and ask them how much reparations they want me to pay.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/democrats_gripped_by_reparations_fever_.html

TOWNHALL
— CNN Contributor Gets His Press Pass Suspended – Matt Vespa (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have constructively and actually suspended my GOPUSA press pass since 2000. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, and political consultants who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/08/02/boisterous-playboy-reporter-just-got-his-press-pass-suspended-by-the-trump-white-n2551127
(DIERSEN HEADLINE: Well, remember Brian Karem? He’s the White House Correspondent for Playboy. He’s also a CNN contributor. Former Special Assistant to the President and current Salem Radio Host Dr. Sebastian Gorka confronted him at a presser in the Rose Garden. He’s been called one of the biggest pigs of the press corps, known for his combative style with the press secretaries of the Trump White House. He likened Trump voters to the Nazi Party. He said that the attendees of the White House’s social media summit were willing participants of demonic possession. Gorka said that he called the president a “f**king idiot” when he refused to answer the questions being hurled at him. So, he just got his press pass suspended for thirty days, which Playboys vows to fight (via Washington Examiner):)

LIFE SITE NEWS
— White House confirms Trump’s LGBT support in multiple pro-gay tweets – Stefano Gennarini, J.D.
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/white-house-confirms-trumps-lgbt-support-in-multiple-pro-gay-tweets
— ‘Trump is not a racist’: MLK’s niece rebukes liberal DC archbishop – Pete Baklinski
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trump-is-not-a-racist-mlks-niece-rebukes-liberal-archbishop

NEW YORK TIMES
— Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Excellence A former dean of the Yale Law School sounds a warning. – Bret Stephens (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/opinion/university-campus-diveristy-inclusion-free-speech.html
— Worst Democratic Strategy Yet: Attack Obama’s Legacy Rather than effectively prosecute the easy case against the worst president ever, the Democrats went after one of the best. – Timothy Egan
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/opinion/democratic-debate-obama.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats Fuel Racial Disharmony. Will It Motivate or Discourage Black Voters?
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/03/us/politics/black-vote-trump.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Democrats crow about their success in youth to believe in “climate change.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/climate/climate-change-republicans.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Talking like Trump in the workplace can cost your employer money and get you fired – Joe Davidson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/talking-like-trump-in-the-workplace-can-cost-your-employer-money-and-get-you-fired/2019/08/02/e83cd3d4-b4a6-11e9-8e94-71a35969e4d8_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— What Would We Do Without the Word ‘Racism’? The term became pervasive only after discrimination was banned and blacks made significant progress. – Joseph Epstein (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, if not already, Trump-haters will call you a racist if you are a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. How did/will you react?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-would-we-do-without-the-word-racism-11564782112
— The Downside of Diversity On campus, identity politics has become a dogma that damages independent thinking and the pursuit of truth. – Anthony Kronman (DIERSEN: Do you promote diversity? To promote diversity is to get rid of those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-downside-of-diversity-11564758009

24/7 WALL STREET
— Black Unemployment Rates 82% Higher Than White – Douglas A. McIntyre (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://247wallst.com/jobs/2019/08/03/black-unemployment-rates-82-higher-than-white/

OIL CITY NEWS
— MONDAY CANDIDATE INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR VACANT SEAT AT CITY HALL – Brendan LaChance 
https://oilcity.news/community/2019/08/02/monday-candidate-interview-schedule-for-vacant-seat-at-city-hall2/

BEND BULLETIN
— Voters should fill vacancies on Bend council – Editorial
https://www.bendbulletin.com/opinion/7339101-151/editorial-voters-should-fill-vacancies-on-bend-council

COLUMBIAN
— Support Pond for city council – Terah Pitchford
https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/aug/03/letter-support-pond-for-city-council-3/
— Support Fox for city council – Mark Monroe
https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/aug/03/letter-support-fox-for-city-council-3/
— Support Aguilera for city council – Kevin Hart
https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/aug/03/letter-support-aguilera-for-city-council/
— Vancouver City Council race comes down to the wire 7 candidates seeking Pos. 6 seat on Vancouver council campaign with determination as primary nears – Calley Hair
https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/aug/03/vancouver-city-council-race-comes-down-to-the-wire/

MANKATO FREE PRESS
— Candidate filings underway for St. Peter city and school elections – Kristine Goodrich
https://www.mankatofreepress.com/news/local_news/candidate-filings-underway-for-st-peter-city-and-school-elections/article_901c6b52-b572-11e9-90c9-6f459c33ca56.html

VALLEY NEWS
— Lebanon City Council seeks replacement
https://www.vnews.com/City-Council-to-Appoint-New-Member-27445588

REPORTER NEWSPAPERS
— Sandy Springs says private council briefings are useful; critics question transparency – John Ruch 
https://www.reporternewspapers.net/2019/08/03/sandy-springs-says-private-council-briefings-are-useful-critics-question-transparency/

SPOKESMAN REVIEW
— Spokane Valley Council race gets ugly, with name-calling, accusations of harassment, inaccurate claims – Rebecca White
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/aug/03/spokane-valley-council-race-gets-ugly-with-name-ca/

UPRISE RI
— Final debate between Woonsocket City Council candidates Kithes and Jalette airs on WNRI radio; Election date August 6 – Steve Ahlquist
https://upriseri.com/2019-08-02-woonsocket-city-council/

YAKIMA HERALD
— Most candidates for Yakima City Council file finance reports. Hallock, Ponce lead fundraising – LEX TALAMO
https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/most-candidates-for-yakima-city-council-file-finance-reports-hallock/article_b127675a-ea16-562f-a378-d363746bd9a0.html

INDE ONLINE
— Should Massillon City Council members get a pay raise? – Steven M. Grazier 
https://www.indeonline.com/news/20190803/should-massillon-city-council-members-get-pay-raise

COURIER TIMES
— Candidate list for Blackwell’s seat up to 12 – George Willoughby
http://personcountylife.com/stories/candidate-list-for-blackwells-seat-up-to-12,23321