August 8 Evening Edition

NBC5
— State Rep. Accuses Rauner, Munger of ‘Extortion and Corruption’  Last week, state Rep. Robert Martwick claimed that, by delaying paychecks to state lawmakers, Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger are engaging in “extortion and corruption.” – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/State-Rep-Accuses-Rauner-Munger-of-Extortion-Corruption-389541692.html

 

CBS2
— Failed Madigan Challenger Jason Gonzales Files Defamation Lawsuit
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/08/08/failed-madigan-challenger-files-defamation-lawsuit/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Quinn’s term limits ballot measure falls short – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/186772589-story

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan challenger Jason Gonzales files suit, claiming election shenanigans – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/madigan-challenger-files-suit-claiming-election-shenanigans/
— Rauner using term limit issue to get votes – Madeleine Doubek
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/madeleine-doubek-rauner-using-term-limit-issue-to-get-votes/
— S&P affirms Chicago’s BBB bond rating and negative outlook – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sp-affirms-chicagos-bbb-bond-rating-and-negative-outlook/
— Madigan attacks on Gonzales brutal—i.e., Chicago politics – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-madigan-attacks-gonzales-brutal-i-e-chicago-politics/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Failed Madigan challenger Jason Gonzales sues, insists he’s not ‘sore loser’ – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-jason-gonzales-mike-madigan-met-20160808-story.html
— Parents of soldier killed in Iraq to speak at Muslim convention in Rosemont – Marwa Eltagouri
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-muslim-convention-khans-met-20160808-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs want the Republican Party to get rid of those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-lose-republican-party-20160808-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— In toughest campaign yet, Phoenix sheriff Joe Arpaio raises nearly $10M – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160808/news/308089863/

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Lawsuit over Illinois’ election-day registration law fascinating – Rich Miller
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/08/08/rich-miller-lawsuit-over-illinois-election-day-registration-law-fascinating/ant5xcy/
— Local chambers host Sen. Mark Kirk’s pro-business award – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/08/08/local-chambers-host-sen-mark-kirks-pro-business-award/aojod47/

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— TRAGIC: Urbana council sees gambling requests proliferate – Johnathan Hettinger
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-08-08/urbana-council-sees-gambling-requests-proliferate.html
— Ideas unwelcome  The once-sacred concept of free speech on campus continues to be under attack. – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2016-08-08/ideas-unwelcome.html

 

SANGAMON SUN
— Rauner calls on General Assembly to vote on term limits in fall session
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/510985768-rauner-calls-on-general-assembly-to-vote-on-term-limits-in-fall-session
— Rauner calls on voters to take back their government from entrenched politicians
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/510987759-rauner-calls-on-voters-to-take-back-their-government-from-entrenched-politicians
— Rauner: When wheels of government-reform efforts grind to halt, voters suffer
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/510988257-rauner-when-wheels-of-government-reform-efforts-grind-to-halt-voters-suffer
— Amid property tax season, Rauner says state’s residents take too big a hit
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/510988215-amid-property-tax-season-rauner-says-state-s-residents-take-too-big-a-hit

 

CHICAGO NOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump is Faking It.”
http://www.chicagonow.com/planet-michelle/2016/08/donald-trump-is-faking-it/

 

DEPAULIA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot promoters promote Rauner.  Pot promoters want to destroy America.
http://depauliaonline.com/2016/08/08/decriminalization-marijuana-offers-positive-outcome/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Republican House candidate Mike Strick says that Mike Madigan has too many ‘placemen’ in Illinois
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/510898753-republican-house-candidiate-says-that-mike-madigan-has-too-many-placemen-in-illinois
— Khouri wants to protect the livelihood of people in 11th district
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/510967465-khouri-wants-to-protect-the-livelihood-of-people-in-11th-district
— Mike Strick asserts that people need to be involved in their government
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/510987296-mike-strick-asserts-that-people-need-to-be-involved-in-their-government

 

MCHENRY TIMES
— Skillicorn joins list of term-limit initiative supporters
http://mchenrytimes.com/stories/510974430-skillicorn-joins-list-of-term-limit-initiative-supporters

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Mike Walkup Gets Under Franks’ Skin – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/08/walkup-gets-under-franks-skin/

 

SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS NEWS
— Republican ads target Rep. Brandon Phelps
http://swillinoisnews.com/stories/510988272-republican-ads-target-rep-brandon-phelps

 

CATHOLIC CITIZENS OF ILLINOIS
— The Dirty Little Secret Pot Pushers Don’t Want You to Know About – Mary Anne Hackett
http://catholiccitizens.org/news/67128/dirty-little-secret-pot-pushers-dont-want-know/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— MADIGAN CONTINUES TO MISLEAD ABOUT WHAT’S HURTING MIDDLE-CLASS WAGE GROWTH IN ILLINOIS – Michael Lucci
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/madigan-continues-to-mislead-about-whats-hurting-middle-class-wage-growth-in-illinois/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POLL SHOWS AMERICANS STRONGLY SUPPORT IMMIGRATION REDUCTIONS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/poll-shows-americans-strongly-support-immigration-reductions.html

 

FOX NEWS INSIDER
— Newt Blasts Dem Lawmaker: ‘Melania Is the Only Immigrant You’re Worried About!’
http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/08/08/newt-blasts-dem-melania-only-immigrant-youre-worried-about

 

GOPUSA
— Drudge posts photo of Hillary unable to ascend stairs on her own; media goes into denial
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13490
— NeverTrump Republicans to run GOP operative in hope of splitting vote to defeat Trump
http://www.gopusa.com/nevertrump-republicans-to-run-gop-operative-in-hope-of-splitting-vote-to-defeat-trump/

 

TPM
— Protesters Interrupt Trump’s Economic Address More Than 10 Times – ESME CRIBB
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/protestors-interrupt-trump-economic-policy-speech

 

HOT AIR
— “We will put new American metal into the spine of this nation”: Trump’s speech in Detroit in the economy
http://hotair.com/archives/2016/08/08/we-will-put-new-american-metal-into-the-spine-of-this-nation-trumps-speech-in-detroit-in-the-economy/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Which Candidate Is Better For Your Bottom Line: Trump Or Clinton? – ROBERT DONACHIE (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps have made it clear that they want to get rid of those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/07/which-candidate-is-better-for-your-bottom-line-trump-or-clinton/
— Pro-Illegal Immigration Group Demands Blacklist For Hostile Immigration Judges – KEVIN DALEY
http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/08/pro-illegal-immigration-group-demands-blacklist-for-hostile-immigration-judges/
— Limbaugh: Democratic Party Cheats ‘And The Media Is In On It’ – Steve Guest
http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/08/limbaugh-democratic-party-cheats-and-the-media-is-in-on-it-audio/

 

THE HILL
— McMullin: Trump ‘ensures’ Clinton wins in November – Lisa Hagen
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/290795-mcmullin-trump-ensures-clinton-wins-in-november
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote protestors who repeatedly interrupt Trump address on economy.
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/290748-protestors-repeatedly-interrupt-trump-address-on-economy

 

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the anti-American CNN acts like it paid agent of Mexico and of other foreign countries.
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/08/us/donald-trump-mexico-money-transfers/

 

CBS NEWS
— GOP activists look to revoke Trump’s presidential nomination
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/gop-activists-look-to-revoke-trumps-presidential-nomination/

 

CNBC
— Yes, John Kasich is still running for president – Daniel Libit
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/08/yes-john-kasich-is-still-running-for-president.html

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs encourage minorities to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are Protestant, conservative, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://www.lewistownsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/1262266/Poll–Young-people-s-fear-of-white-extremism-varies-by-race.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Evan McMullin, Anti-Trump Republican, Is Said to Plan Independent Presidential Bid – MAGGIE HABERMAN
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/09/us/politics/evan-mcmullin-independent-candidate.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Sen. Susan Collins says she will not vote for Trump, joining growing list of Republicans – Sean Sullivan  (DIERSEN: If you say that you are not going to vote for Trump, the following will love you: those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  Birds of a feather flock together.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/08/08/sen-susan-collins-says-she-will-not-vote-for-trump-joining-growing-list-of-republicans/
— Ivanka Trump champions working moms — except the ones who design her clothes – Danielle Paquette
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/08/08/ivanka-trump-says-she-supports-working-moms-the-women-who-design-her-fashion-line-dont-get-paid-maternity-leave/

 

NEW YORK POST
— Protesters make coordinated effort during Trump’s speech – Bob Fredericks
http://nypost.com/2016/08/08/protesters-make-coordinated-effort-during-trumps-speech/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Anti-Trump Republican Evan McMullin Announces Presidential Bid – JULIAN ROUTH
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/08/08/anti-trump-republican-evan-mcmullin-announces-presidential-bid/

 

USA TODAY
— Struggling Illinois Republican incumbents (Kirk and Dold) defy party on immigration – Erin Kelly
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/08/08/struggling-illinois-republican-incumbents-defy-party-immigration/88391746/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “In new national poll, Clinton gains and Trump drops.”
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/08/08/monmouth-poll-clinton-gains-trump-drops/88399152/

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Trump critics urge RNC to replace Trump in special meeting  Desperate measures: Conservatives circulate a petition calling for Republican National Committee to host special meeting where Donald Trump could be replaced as GOP presidential nominee
http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2016-08-08/trump-critics-urge-rnc-to-replace-trump-in-special-meeting

 

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Conservatives Are Desperate to Pretend Donald Trump Never Happened.  They want him to drop out not just to protect the country, but to sweep him under the rug.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/135871/conservatives-desperate-pretend-donald-trump-never-happened
— Ping Pong, Silicon Valley’s Favorite Sport – ANNA WIENER
https://newrepublic.com/article/135865/ping-pong-silicon-valleys-favorite-sport

 

DAILY MAIL
— Republican leaders in new warning to Trump: Get campaign back on track or risk losing the Senate – NIKKI SCHWAB
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3729964/Republican-leaders-new-warning-Trump-campaign-track-risk-losing-Senate.html

August 8 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Paul O’Neal video sparks more protests in Chicago – Jon Seidel
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/paul-oneal-video-sparks-more-protests-chicago/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “42 percent voting for Trump is still way too much.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/steinberg-42-percent-voting-for-trump-is-still-way-too-much/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that Trump “will try” to steady campaign with economic speech in Detroit
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-aims-steady-campaign-economic-speech-detroit/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Kirks and anti-Trumps use Purple Heart Day to promote Duckworth and to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump as being a draft dodger.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/purple-heart-day-celebration-immortalizes-war-veterans-stories/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner imitates Quinn in term-limits petition push – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-pat-quinn-term-limits-petition-20160807-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Kirks and anti-Trumps use Purple Heart Day to promote Duckworth and to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump as being a draft dodger.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-purple-heart-veterans-met-20160808-story.html
— Millennials: Saving $1 million is easier than you think – Gail MarksJarvis  (DIERSEN: How much money do the operative and the dupes for your critics/opponents have?  Virtually all the operatives and the dupes for my critics/opponents have severe financial problems.  They hint/imply/argue/shout that they will do anything for money. They paint themselves as being “thugs for hire.”)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ct-marksjarvis-millennials-retirement-millionaires-0807-biz-20160805-column.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Could you save $1 million over a lifetime?  Millennials seem to think becoming a millionaire is completely out of the question. But many of them are wrong and are already blundering their way toward $1 million without realizing it. With a little more attention to handling their money, many could end up much better off than their parents. A new Wells Fargo survey shows that two-thirds of millennials figure it’s ridiculous to assume they will ever accumulate $1 million. But 59 percent are already going through the discipline of saving. The trouble is many are flying blind, unaware of where they should stick the money so their good intentions turn into powerful action. One obstacle for nonsavers is their view of adulthood. About 85 percent of millennials say that saving for retirement is an important part of becoming a “financial adult.” Yet many see that adult moment arriving at age 32, not at 25 when small savings make $1 million more attainable.)
— Signs your job may be at risk – Chris Dessi  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the signs that my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government gave me that they wanted to get rid of me. They would not have wanted to get rid of me if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/inc/tca-signs-you-re-going-to-be-fired-20160801-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “To crossover Republicans, voting for Hillary Clinton is a first step to fixing GOP.”  Anti-Trumps want the GOP to be more anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-republicans-vote-hillary-clinton-20160805-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s love affair with presidency is over.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-trump-romance-glanton-20160805-column.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn Trump and Trump’s supporters.  Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that if Clinton wins, anti-Trumps will get rid of Trump and get rid of Trump’s supporters once and for all.  Ever-increasingly, if Clinton wins, it looks like RINOs will dissolve the Republican Party.  RINOs are much closer to Democrats than they are to Republicans.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-white-voters-extremism-20160804-story.html
— New Job? Do these things  Get off on the right foot with these 7 tips – Chris Dessi  (DIERSEN: I would have gotten off on the right foot working for the federal government if I had become a Democrat and helped my Democrat superiors and supervisors get rid of their employees who were Republican, and especially those who were White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20160808/281805693316408
— Signs It’s Time To Move On – Adam Heitzman  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the signs that my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government gave me that they wanted to “move on.” They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
http://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20160808/281883002727736

 

DAILY HERALD
— OBITUARY: VINCENT A. PERSICO
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailyherald/obituary.aspx?n=vincent-a-persico&pid=181000466
— Palatine supervisor Sharon Langlotz-Johnson disputes suggestion of ‘Chicago politics’ – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160808/news/160809193/
— Day of reckoning is coming for Illinois – Madeleine Doubek
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160808/discuss/160809311/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The louder that you shout that Republicans are racists, the more that the Daily Herald loves you.  How soon, if not already, will the Daily Herald officially declare that it is going to get rid of all Republicans?
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160808/discuss/160809317/

 

BEYOND THE BELTWAY
— AUGUST 7, 2016 VIDEO: Behrend, Hitt, Ibendahl, and Robling
http://beyondthebeltway.com/

 

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Democrats see Trump sinking other Republicans – Albert Hunt  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails have caused all the defeats that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000, and especially defeats that Republicans have suffered in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County since 2000.  What if my critics/opponents would get together in the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall or in a larger venue and vote on who they want to replace me as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor?  Who would win the vote?  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents want the next GOPUSA Illinois Editor to serve as their operative or as their dupe.)
http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2016/08/08/hunt-dems-see-trump-sinking-other-republicans/acuru2o/

 

MADISON RECORD
— McCarter: State’s fiscal woes could improve if lawmakers were to lead by example – Andrew Burger (DIERSEN: During the 1990s, Gingrich led by example.  He dramatically cut GAO’s budget to get Democrats to cut federal spending.  The Democrats who ran GAO used those budget cuts to get rid of the agency’s employees like me who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://madisonrecord.com/stories/510986907-mccarter-state-s-fiscal-woes-could-improve-if-lawmakers-were-to-lead-by-example

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites, anti-Whites will love you. If you demonize, denigrate, and condemn males, anti-males will love you. Anti-Whites and anti-males love Jim Nowlan.
http://www.qconline.com/opinion/what-to-do-for-nation-s-frustrated-white-males/article_38080dec-fe1b-5abb-a4dc-4fc4f3fdff02.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Anti-Trump conservatives recruit candidate for WH bid  Former CIA staffer, House aide expected to join race – Tom LoBianco
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/antitrump-conservatives-recruit-candidate-for-wh-bid
— Trump advisers defend all-male economic team  One dismissed criticism as ‘political correctness’ – Jackie Wattles
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trump-advisers-defend-allmale-economic-team

 

CHICAGO NOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The myth that Trump would be good for the economy.”
http://www.chicagonow.com/politics-now/2016/08/the-myth-that-trump-would-be-good-for-the-economy/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RAUNER SIGNS BILL ALLOWING PROPERTY TAX CAP EVASION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/rauner-signs-bill-allowing-property-tax-cap-evasion.html
— ILLINOIS PRESS ASSOCIATION REJECTS MEMBERSHIP FOR LIBERTY PRINCIPLES PAC’S NEWSPAPERS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/illinois-press-association-rejects-liberty-principles-pacs-newspapers-for-membership.html
— RHOADS: WHAT DO VOTERS REALLY KNOW?  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents DO NOT WANT ANYONE TO LEARN ABOUT ANYTHING BY READING GOPUSA ILLINOIS EMAILS. My critics/opponents a) focus on discouraging me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out b) focus on discouraging everyone from reading those emails.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/rhoads-what-do-voters-really-know.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Press Association says Proft’s newspapers aren’t eligible for membership
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/08/press-association-says-profts-newspapers-arent-eligible-for-membership/
— Democratic poll has Duckworth widening her lead to 7
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/08/democratic-poll-has-duckworth-widening-her-lead-to-7/
— Rauner personally intervened in Rockford’s Turnaround Agenda vote
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/08/rauner-personally-intervened-in-rockfords-turnaround-agenda-vote/
— Rep. Bob Martwick says comptroller, governor engaging in “extortion and corruption”
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/08/legislator-says-comptroller-governor-engaging-in-extortion-and-corruption/

 

GOPUSA
— Obamas’ head to Martha’s Vineyard for last time at taxpayer expense  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  If I sought a government or political office, my critics/opponents would stress all the taxpayer money that GAO spent sending me to out-of-town training across America while I worked for GAO 1980-1997.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13458
— Obama’s open-door policy: A legacy realized (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs a) love citizens of foreign countries and b) hate citizens of America.)
http://www.gopusa.com/obamas-open-door-policy-a-legacy-realized/
— ISIS claims responsibility for machete attacker proclaiming ‘allahu akbar’
http://www.gopusa.com/isis-claims-responsibility-for-machete-attacker-proclaiming-allahu-akbar/
— CARTOON: Religion of Pieces
http://www.gopusa.com/religion-of-pieces/

 

CATHOLIC CITIZENS
— Emotional new ad campaign warns about what drinking does to a young brain – Mary Anne Hackett
http://catholiccitizens.org/news/67016/emotional-new-ad-campaign-warns-drinking-young-brain/

 

THE BLAZE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Who loves you?  Anti-Trumps love Kasich.  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  Birds of a feather flock together.
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/08/07/this-is-very-disturbing-kasich-continues-his-refusal-to-back-trump/

 

BREITBART
— Paul Nehlen Makes Final Appeal to Wisconsin Voters: ‘One Vote to Save America’ – JULIA HAHN
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/08/07/paul-nehlen-final-appeal-wisconsin-vote-save-america/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Once again, Trump on defense – Jared E. Peterson
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/08/once_again_trump_on_defense.html
— The Anti-Trump Right’s Sad Quest for Respectability – Jack Cashill
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/08/the_antitrump_rights_sad_quest_for_respectability.html
— How Trump Can Make Good on His ‘Law and Order’ Promises – Karl Spence
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/08/how_trump_can_make_good_on_his_law_and_order_promises.html

 

THE HILL
— Anti-Trump Republicans call for GOP emergency meeting – Jesse Byrnes  (DIERSEN: Who are the leading “anti-Trump Republicans” in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct?  How far do you think they will go to a) first get rid of the Trump supporters in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct and b) then get rid of all those in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct who do not hate Trump?)
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/290715-anti-trump-republicans-call-for-gop-emergency-meeting

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald’s Unlikely Gift To Hillary.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-kuttner/donalds-unlikely-gift-to-_b_11381180.html

 

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Republicans warn Trump: “Right the ship or lose Senate.”
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/08/politics/donald-trump-republicans-senate/

 

CBS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps and anti-Pences stress “Where Donald Trump and Mike Pence don’t agree.”
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/where-donald-trump-and-mike-pence-dont-agree/

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: AP demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump and Trump’s supporters.
http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/election/2016/08/07/analysis-political-despair-echoes-92/88371374/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: The Challenge Trump Poses To Objectivity – Jim Rutenberg  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, a) anti-Trumps hint/imply/argue/shout that I am pro-Trump and b) pro-Trumps hint/imply/argue/shout that I am anti-Trump.  Of course, needless-to-say, anti-Trumps, pro-Trumps, and everyone else have blamed me, are blaming me, and will forever blame me for everything that is bad.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/08/business/balance-fairness-and-a-proudly-provocative-presidential-candidate.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If you’re a working journalist and you believe that Donald J. Trump is a demagogue playing to the nation’s worst racist and nationalistic tendencies, that he cozies up to anti-American dictators and that he would be dangerous with control of the United States nuclear codes, how the heck are you supposed to cover him? Because if you believe all of those things, you have to throw out the textbook American journalism has been using for the better part of the past half-century, if not longer, and approach it in a way you’ve never approached anything in your career. If you view a Trump presidency as something that’s potentially dangerous, then your reporting is going to reflect that. You would move closer than you’ve ever been to being oppositional. That’s uncomfortable and uncharted territory for every mainstream, nonopinion journalist I’ve ever known, and by normal standards, untenable. But the question that everyone is grappling with is: Do normal standards apply? And if they don’t, what should take their place? Covering Mr. Trump as an abnormal and potentially dangerous candidate is more than just a shock to the journalistic system. It threatens to throw the advantage to his news conference-averse opponent, Hillary Clinton, who should draw plenty more tough-minded coverage herself. She proved that again last week with her assertion on Fox News Sunday that James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, had declared her to be truthful in her answers about her decision to use a private email server for official State Department business — a grossly misleading interpretation of an F.B.I. report that pointed up various falsehoods in her public explanations. And, most broadly, it upsets balance, that idealistic form of journalism with a capital “J” we’ve been trained to always strive for. But let’s face it: Balance has been on vacation since Mr. Trump stepped onto his golden Trump Tower escalator last year to announce his candidacy. For the primaries and caucuses, the imbalance played to his advantage, captured by the killer statistic of the season: His nearly $2 billion in free media was more than six times as much as that of his closest Republican rival. Now that he is the Republican nominee for president, the imbalance is cutting against him. Journalists and commentators are analyzing his policy pronouncements and temperament with an eye toward what it would all look like in the Oval Office — something so many of them viewed as an impossibility for so long.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats shout at Blacks that Trump and all Republicans are racists.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/08/opinion/trumps-troubles-in-the-black-belt.html
— ‘This Is Your Brain on Drugs,’ Tweaked for Today’s Parents – MARTHA C. WHITE  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that encourage Americans to harm their bodies?  I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who encourage Americans to harm their bodies.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/08/business/media/this-is-your-brain-on-drugs-tweaked-for-todays-parents.html
— Wasting Time on the Internet? Not Really – QUENTIN HARDY  (DIERSEN: What do you do with your time?  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that all of the 10+ hours each and every day that I spend putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out is a waste of time.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/07/education/edlife/kenneth-goldsmith-on-wasting-time-on-the-internet.html
— Township Saw a Zoning Issue. The Justice Dept. Saw Religious Discrimination. – KATIE SHEPHERD
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/08/us/politics/township-saw-a-zoning-issue-the-justice-dept-saw-religious-discrimination.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps use “Muslim American fencer” against Trump and Trump’s supporters.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/08/08/ibtihaj-muhammad-to-donald-trump-i-dont-have-another-home/
— These Republicans were unable to stop Donald Trump’s nomination. But they’re trying again. – Ed O’Keefe
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/08/07/these-republicans-failed-to-stop-donald-trumps-nomination-now-theyre-trying-again/

 

USA TODAY
— No degree? No problem as tight labor market changes the game – Paul Davidson  (DIERSEN: Do you have a college degree? In 1971, having a job-related bachelor’s degree was a requirement for IRS to hire you at the GS-7 level (currently $43,915/year). In 1980, having a job-related master’s degree was a requirement for GAO to hire you at the GS-9 level (currently $53,717/year).
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/08/07/no-degree-no-problem-tight-labor-market-changes-game/88303732/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Less educated workers are suddenly hot commodities. San Diego-based Get It Done House Buyers, which buys homes to sell at a profit, began hiring salespeople without a Bachelor’s degree eight months ago because of the tight labor market, says CEO Todd Toback. Turns out they’re his best performers.  “They’re really, really hungry,” Toback says. Now, instead of reviewing resumes, he says, “We see how people act during interviews.” One of those salesmen, Raymond Sylverne, 28, formerly a full-time Marine, says he was aware of employers’ bias toward college grads but, “I had confidence. If I had a college degree but couldn’t convert (sales, I’d) be useless.” The 4.9% jobless rate has left employers a shrinking pool of available workers, forcing many to hire candidates with only high school diplomas or less for jobs that previously required four-year degrees. Many recruiters are pleased with the results, prompting them to modify how they evaluate applicants.The shift is a boon for workers who have struggled on the outer edges of a labor market that has long deemed a college degree a requirement.)

 

ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump and his supporters.
http://www.abqjournal.com/822020/rise-of-trump-can-be-traced-to-anger-resentment.html

 

DUBUQUE TELEGRAPH JOUNAL
— Trump frighteningly naive about Russia, Putin – AP  (DIERSEN: Russia and Putin have a much higher opinion of those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time than Democrats or RINOs do.)
http://www.thonline.com/ap/commentary/article_ec3f7bdd-ee54-5037-8d0a-df4842168709.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Trumpkins Try to Defeat Paul Ryan  The speaker will win Tuesday, but the outside money and rhetoric reveal an ugly GOP turn. – JOSEPH RAGO
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-trumpkins-try-to-defeat-paul-ryan-1470607237
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Gets It Wrong: Trade Is a Winner for Americans.  Lower taxes on imports from trade deals save the average U.S. household about $10,000 a year.”
http://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-gets-it-wrong-trade-is-a-winner-for-americans-1470606915
— For More U.S. Cities, Downtown Is a Center of Economic Strength – Scott Calvert
http://www.wsj.com/articles/for-more-cities-downtown-is-a-center-of-economic-strength-1470389405
— The Hidden Way Our Politics Skews Our Investing Choices  The investing risks you take may depend on whether your favored candidate wins or loses – Mark Hulbert  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government.  Democrats can and do use the federal government to drive the stock market up or down to help elect and/or reelect Democrats.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-hidden-way-our-politics-skews-our-investing-choices-1470621902
— The Rich Get Richer as Billionaires Increase in Number  The group grew by 6.4% to 2,473 in 2015; inheritances bring in new blood – VERONICA DAGHER
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-rich-get-richer-as-billionaires-increase-in-number-1470628860
— The IRS Loses in Court Again  An appeals panel revives bias cases the agency tried to kill. – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Do your critics/opponents side with IRS against you?  My critics/opponents side with IRS’s a) not promoting me beyond GS-12, b) disallowing my education deductions, and c) disallowing my partial day per diem claims.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-irs-loses-in-court-again-1470607845

 

INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump isn’t the successful businessman he claims to be” and “He’s long-boasted of how his business acumen makes him fit for president. But, Kurt Eichenwald delves into the history of his deals and finds a catalogue of calamitous ventures.”
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-elections/why-donald-trump-isn-t-the-successful-businessman-he-claims-to-be-us-elections-republican-politics-7173666.html

 

RT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps say that you are Nazi if you do not demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
https://www.rt.com/usa/355028-nazi-party-opportunity-trump/

 

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries CROW OVER THEIR SUCCESS IN MAKING YOUNG PEOPLE IN AMERICA anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://www.salon.com/2016/08/08/the-gops-youth-vote-disaster-donald-trumps-nomination-could-hurt-republicans-for-years-to-come/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Democrats, Republicans Driven By Different Issues This Election  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs want Clinton to use government to get rid of those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  Republicans want Trump to stop the aforesaid.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/democrats_republicans_driven_by_different_issues_this_election
— Khizr Khan and the Triumph of Democratic Militarism – Ted Rall  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they will first get rid of Republicans like Trump and me who avoided the draft and then get rid of Republicans who are not veterans.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_ted_rall/khizr_khan_and_the_triumph_of_democratic_militarism

 

PROGRESS ILLINOIS
— Anti-Trump Super PAC To File Immigration Complaint Against Melania Trump
http://progressillinois.com/news/content/2016/08/08/anti-trump-super-pac-file-complaint-seeking-immigration-investigation

August 7 Evening Edition

ABC7
— POLL: HILLARY CLINTON WIDENS LEAD OVER DONALD TRUMP IN PRESIDENTIAL RACE – Laura Podesta
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/poll-clinton-widens-lead-over-trump/1460205/
— OBAMA FAMILY KICKS OFF SUMMER VACATION ON MARTHA’S VINEYARD  (DIERSEN: How much time and money do you spend on vacations?  Ever since my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to retire in 1997, the Diersens have spend very little time and money on vacations.)
http://abc7chicago.com/society/obama-family-kicks-off-summer-vacation-on-marthas-vineyard/1460615/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The first family has begun their annual summer vacation on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.  President Barack Obama teed off Sunday morning at Farm Neck Golf Club, as part of a foursome that included LA Clippers star Chris Paul. The White House did not divulge who won. The Obamas are on the island for the next two weeks. First daughter Sasha Obama, 15, was spotted working at a seafood restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard, according to the Boston Herald. On Friday, a 55th birthday celebration was held for Obama at the White House. The star-studded event included Magic Johnson, Ellen DeGeneres and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, ex-Obama chief of staff. No cameras allowed inside, but the party reportedly lasted until 3 a.m. Saturday.)
— SASHA OBAMA HAS SUMMER JOB AT SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
http://abc7chicago.com/news/sasha-obama-has-summer-job-at-seafood-restaurant/1459022/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: First Daughter Sasha Obama, 15, is working at a seafood restaurant at Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. According to the Boston Herald, Sasha is using her full name, Natasha, and she’s being accompanied by six Secret Service agents every day. A coworker told the Herald they were wondering why several people were helping the girl out, but then eventually figured out who she was. The White House has not commented on the report of Sasha’s job.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “POLL: HILLARY CLINTON WIDENS LEAD OVER DONALD TRUMP IN PRESIDENTIAL RACE.”
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/poll-clinton-widens-lead-over-trump/1460205/

 

CBS2
— More Than 1,000 Recreate MLK’s March In Chicago, 50 Years Later – Mike Krauser  (DIERSEN: What did you do during the summer of 1966?  To earn money to pay for college expenses at UIC, first, I cleaned golf shoes at the Flossmoor Country Club, then I chipped slag for Thrall Car in Chicago Heights, and then I pumped gasoline for John’s Sinclair in South Chicago Heights.)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/08/06/chicago-priest-recalls-citys-hostility-to-mlk-50-years-ago-i-never-saw-that-kind-of-hate/
— State Fair Admission Up 40 Percent, Champion ’85 Bears Featured – AP
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/08/07/illinois-state-fair-admission-1985-chicago-bears/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— 5 killed, 36 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/crime/185930513-story

 

WGN RADIO
— The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 8/7/16 – JASMINE COOPER
http://wgnradio.com/2016/08/07/the-sunday-spin-politics-with-rick-pearson-full-show-8716/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump “Republican officials say Trump could lose to Clinton in key battleground states.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-clinton-battleground-states-20160807-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Poll finds Clinton has widened lead ahead of Trump to 8 points.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-clinton-trump-polls-20160807-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote “top Nazi leader” Rocky Suhayda.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-nazi-leader-trump-real-opportunity-for-white-nationalists-20160807-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot promoters promote Gary Johnson.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-gary-johnson-libertarian-debate-edit-20160805-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To harm Trump, anti-Trumps promote Purple Heart recipients.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-purple-heart-veterans-met-20160808-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Whites demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites.  Anti-men demonize, denigrate, and condemn men.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/laura-washington-race-gender-and-hope/
— Meet the Chicago exec Stephen Calk banking on Trump, flaws and all – Shia Kapos
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/kapos-meet-the-chicago-exec-banking-on-trump-flaws-and-all/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Six things successful families have in common – Ken Potts
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160807/entlife/160809530/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans say “GOP tries to move beyond week from hell.”
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/gop-tries-to-move-beyond-week-from-hell

 

CEDAR RAPIDS GAZETTE
— The problem with decriminalizing marijuana – Joseph Lemon
http://www.thegazette.com/subject/opinion/guest-columnists/the-problem-with-decriminalizing-marijuana-20160807
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Last week, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law reductions in the criminal penalties for minor marijuana possession. Previously, those convicted of marijuana possession faced possible jail time; now, just a citation and a fine. This reminds us of an age-old admonition: “Just because you can do something, it doesn’t mean you necessarily should.”  Critics of this more liberal (or libertarian, depending upon your political persuasion) policy toward marijuana have reason to worry. As reported by the New England Journal of Medicine, there is an inverse correlation between the perceived risk of marijuana and the incidence of people’s use of it. Simply put, the less risky people view marijuana, the more likely they are to use — and abuse — it. For some, decriminalization may be perceived as a tacit governmental endorsement of certain activities — including smoking pot. This moral dilemma is heightened when the government stands to profit from the behavior in question. Like sales taxes generated from marijuana sales in Colorado and Washington, for example. Since those states have legalized recreational marijuana use, the perception of its risk has lessened, and the amount of its use has increased proportionately. So, too, have vehicular fatalities related to marijuana use. According to research conducted by AAA, marijuana-related traffic deaths in Washington state have doubled since pot was legalized there. There are other reasons for concern. To begin, marijuana growers have continually bred marijuana to increase its potency. Today, the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”) – i.e., the psychoactive component — has increased by 22 times compared with marijuana strains that were available in the 1960s. Although often considered to be benign, the New England Journal of Medicine has identified serious negative impacts of marijuana use on brain functioning. These include reduced neural connectivity and damage to areas of the brain such as the frontal cortex, parietal lobe, and temporal lobe. In turn, that damage results in a broad range of neural dysfunction: everything from problem-solving to the understanding and expression of emotions become impaired. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that marijuana use is highly correlated to underperformance at both school and work. Marijuana users experience higher dropout rates and lower academic achievement. On the job, they are responsible for a disproportionate number of workers’ compensation claims, along with absenteeism and lost productivity. Marijuana advocates often argue that it is not addictive. Research indicates otherwise. As reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, about 9 percent of people who experiment with marijuana will become addicted to it. In our American culture, we laugh when Hollywood lampoons potheads in movies such as “Pineapple Express” and “Dude, Where’s My Car?” But, at The Abbey Addiction Treatment Center in Bettendorf, we see the faces of marijuana addicts first hand. And it’s not funny. We see people who struggle with simple tasks at school and work. People incapable of perceiving or expressing emotion. People who suffer from higher incidence of mental health diagnoses, such as schizophrenia, paranoia, and anxiety. While we have great success in helping our patients to recover from their addictions, we can’t help but remind the public that the best way to mitigate certain public health risks is to avoid the factors that cause them in the first place. Put another way, just because you can use marijuana, it doesn’t mean you necessarily should.)

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Bloomington Pantagraph promotes pot.  If you promote pot, you want to destroy America.
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-program-extension-good-medicine-for-medical-marijuana/article_855a9f38-4ce2-53fc-8922-8bded2fd4756.html

 

THE SOUTHERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Southern promotes pot.  If you promote pot, you want to destroy America.
http://thesouthern.com/news/opinion/editorial/guest/quad-city-times-illinois-approach-to-pot-correct/article_6757b5b3-6eb7-5da0-8cc1-d8ca9c126135.html

 

ROCK ISLAND TODAY
— Rauner urges 10-year term limits for General Assembly members
http://rockislandtoday.com/stories/510987764-rauner-urges-10-year-term-limits-for-general-assembly-members

 

NEWS GAZETTE
— Tight schedule requires quick ruling on amendment – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2016-08-07/jim-dey-tight-schedule-requires-quick-ruling-amendment.html

 

WHEATON PATCH
— Thieves Entering Homes in DuPage County to Nab Car Keys, Steal Vehicles: Police  DuPage County has seen an increase in motor vehicle thefts by thieves who are also stealing unlocked vehicles with keys left inside. – Amie Schaenzer
http://patch.com/illinois/stcharles-il/thieves-entering-homes-dupage-county-nab-car-keys-steal-vehicles-police

 

CHICAGO NOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-board-tirade/2016/08/hillary-clinton/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “99 percent of black voters back Clinton over ‘racially intolerant’ Trump.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/7/hillary-clinton-dominates-donald-trump-99-percent-/

 

FOX NEWS
— Kasich hints at Trump endorsement, says Ohio victory ‘really difficult’
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/08/07/kasich-hints-at-trump-endorsement-says-ohio-victory-really-difficult.html

 

BREITBART
— 5 Reasons Barack Obama Was — and Remains — Unfit for the Presidency – JOEL B. POLLAK
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/07/barack-obama-remains-unfit-presidency/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— If Obama cancels the presidential election, who will stop him? – Lloyd Marcus
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/08/if_obama_cancels_the_presidential_election_who_will_stop_him_.html

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Democratic PACs deploy another Gold Star mom against Trump – JACQUELINE KLIMAS
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/democratic-pacs-deploy-another-gold-star-mom-against-trump/article/2598809

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Giuliani vs. Raddatz: “You Don’t Treat Us The Same Way As Democrats”; Bill, Hillary and Obama Get “Benefit Of The Doubt” – Ian Schwartz
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/08/07/giuliani_vs_raddatz_you_dont_treat_us_the_same_way_as_democrats_bill_hillary_and_obama_get_benefit_of_the_doubt.html

 

THE HILL
— Trump: Ex-CIA director a ‘lightweight’ – Cyra Master
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/290697-trump-ex-cia-director-a-lightweight
— Trump: Baltimore mayor ‘a joke’ – Rebecca Savransky
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/290678-trump-baltimore-mayor-a-joke
— Psychiatric organization warns members: don’t analyze Trump – Jessie Hellmann
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/290690-psychological-organization-to-members-dont-analyze-donald

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Republican Party Must Fully Repudiate Trump To Have Any Credibility.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-d-rosenstein/republican-party-must-ful_b_11374122.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Lintinos say “Donald Trump Is Provoking The Latino Community” and ask “Will It Answer In November?  Anti-Trump Latinos say “We need to show everyone in this country that once and for all, this is not how we’re going to be treated.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-latinos-clinton_us_57a60533e4b03ba680128744

 

ABC
— Fundraiser aims to ‘send Donald Trump to war’ to earn his own Purple Heart
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-08/fundraiser-aims-to-send-donald-trump-to-war-to-earn-purple-heart/7699200

 

CBS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote “Babygate.”
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/donald-trump-and-babygate/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Does Donald Trump pass the commander-in-chief test?”
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/does-donald-trump-pass-the-commander-in-chief-test/

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti Trumps say “No Doubt” that Putin Views Trump as “Unwitting Agent.”
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/ex-cia-director-no-doubt-putin-views-trump-unwitting-agent-n624786

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans and anti-Trumps say “Paul Ryan is confident about keeping his seat, more cautious about the House.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/paul-ryan-is-confident-about-keeping-his-seat-more-cautious-about-the-house/2016/08/07/13ecfa02-5cdc-11e6-af8e-54aa2e849447_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The new Post-ABC poll shows just how badly Donald Trump blew his convention.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/07/the-new-postabc-poll-shows-just-how-badly-donald-trump-blew-his-convention/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Poll finds Clinton has widened lead ahead of Trump to 8 points.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/poll-after-conventions-clinton-leads-trump-by-8-points/2016/08/06/517999c0-5b33-11e6-9aee-8075993d73a2_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump’s absolutely horrendous week in Washington.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/07/donald-trumps-absolutely-horrendous-week-in-washington/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Leading anti-Trumps glorify and praise Kinzinger as being a leading anti-Trump.  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  Birds of a feather flock together.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/08/07/distinguished-pol-of-the-week-135/

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Kasich “warns it will be ‘really, really difficult’ for Trump to win Ohio.”
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/kasich-warns-difficult-trump-win-ohio-article-1.2741739
— Giuliani, Gingrich jump to Trump’s defense after new polls show Clinton taking major lead – Adam Edelman (DIERSEN: Who jumps to your defense when your critics/opponents attack you?)
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/giuliani-gingrich-jump-trump-defense-rough-week-article-1.2741799
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Hillary Clinton crushes Donald Trump in another national poll as Khan controversy disgusts voters.”
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/khan-controversy-hits-trump-new-poll-clinton-pulls-article-1.2741813

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump Tries a Campaign Reboot.”
http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-tries-a-campaign-reboot-1470610338

 

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Derailing the Trump train.”
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/wolff/2016/08/07/wolff-derailing-trump-train/88289836/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Challenges for Trump in emerging electoral map.”
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/08/07/challenges-trump-emerging-electoral-map/88365518/

 

LEDGER INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump George F. Will says “Trump’s shallowness runs deep.”
http://www.maysville-online.com/news/opinion/columnists/trump-s-shallowness-runs-deep/article_215e8e63-51d8-580a-8244-36840f918808.html

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump could lose key states.”
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2016/08/07/republican-officials-say-trump-could-lose-key-states/quv5zyBpe48f0MmKwyU4sN/story.html

 

FOX BOSTON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump could derail plans to keep House majority.”
http://www.fox25boston.com/news/paul-ryan-warns-trump-could-derail-plans-to-keep-house-majority-report-says/418755710

 

SIOUX CITY JOURNAL
— Stagnant, declining wages contribute to crisis of confidence – Steve Warnstadt
http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/opinion/columnists/the-regulars-stagnant-declining-wages-contribute-to-crisis-of-confidence/article_94b9e99f-10e5-5034-9331-459636e15c96.html

 

DAILY BEAST
— The Unsexy Truth About Millennials: They’re Poor – Samantha Allen  (DIERSEN: To turn millennials against me, my critics/opponents would stress to them that in today’s dollars, I earned $15/hour when was 18, $43,915/year when I was 22, $53,717/year when I was 23,  $64,992/year when I was 24, $77,899 when I was 25, and $92,632/year when I was 38.)
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/08/05/the-unsexy-truth-about-millennials-they-re-poor.html

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Donald Trump Is Questioning Hillary Clinton’s Mental Health in New Line of Attack – Chas Danner
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/trump-questions-clintons-mental-health.html

 

FED SMITH
— The 80% Rule: How to Achieve Your Desired Retirement Lifestyle – John Grobe  (DIERSEN: My $50,720 Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 42% of the $120,427 that GAO paid me in today’s dollars in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/08/07/the-80-rule-how-to-achieve-your-desired-retirement-lifestyle/

 

THE GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote “top Nazi leader” Rocky Suhayda.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/07/american-nazi-party-leader-trump-opportunity

August 7 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OBITUARY: Vincent Persico
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?n=vincent-persico&pid=181002972
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump loses ground among key voter groups.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/la-na-pol-tracking-poll-20160805-snap-story.html
— At N.H. rally, Trump says he doesn’t think Clinton is ‘all there’
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-hillary-clinton-20160806-story.html
— A surefire fix to end political discord in the workplace – Rex Huppke  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Huppke should write an article about political affiliation discrimination in the federal government.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/careers/ijustworkhere/ct-huppke-work-advice-poltical-arguments-0807-biz-20160804-story.html
— Everyone’s getting dumber, and no one seems to care – Bill Mego
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-mego-column-st-0807-20160805-story.html
— 24 treated after eating drug-laced candy at Ohio concert – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/midwest/ct-ohio-concert-drug-candy-20160807-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Two dozen concertgoers in northeast Ohio suffered medical symptoms Saturday after they ate candy laced with a drug found in marijuana. No fatalities were reported at the Ohio Dreams sports camp complex in Butler, about 60 miles northeast of Columbus, where the weekend-long EST 2016 rap music festival was being held. The concert was dubbed “The Last Weekend on Earth.” Maj. Joe Masi of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department told the Mansfield News Journal someone began tossing out bags of the colorful candies Saturday at around 11 a.m. The packages contained about 20 pieces each and were marked “prescribed medibles” with a reference to a commercial candy brand, according to photos posted to social media. Masi said each piece had “a very, very high dose of THC,” the chemical that gives marijuana its mind-altering effects. Only one or two candies would get a user high, but some people were eating whole packages, officials said. Lt. Joe Petrycki, commander of the METRICH regional drug task force, said early reports of concertgoers overdosing was too strong a description. He said THC usually gives people a sense of euphoria. “They didn’t lose consciousness,” he said. “They just felt different.” Ambulances loaded with victims started arriving at OhioHealth in nearby Mansfield around 4 p.m., said hospital spokeswoman Nikki Workman. She said 24 people were treated, including with the overdose antidote naloxone. The arrivals had ended by early evening. “I feel like it’s under control at this point,” she said. WEWS-TV reported the person giving out the candies was a man wearing a gray baseball cap with a red visor and a black T-shirt with a marijuana leaf on it. The festival, headlined by Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly, was set to continue through the weekend. About 3,000 people were at the music festival on Saturday.)
— Trump, in series of scathing personal attacks, questions Clinton’s mental health – Jose A. DelReal
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-hillary-clinton-20160806-story.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Court: IRS needs to prove it isn’t targeting conservative groups  Court says IRS hasn’t proved end to discriminatory practices – CNN (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents side with IRS against me. IRS never promoted me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims.  IRS would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/court-irs-needs-to-prove-it-isnt-targeting-conservative-groups

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Herald & Review pushes pot. Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that push pot in America want to destroy America.
http://herald-review.com/news/opinion/editorial/our-views-marijuana-program-gets-a-needed-boost/article_564a639d-0f89-5006-8d34-45c812d801d8.html

 

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— Teen Reach law could save after-school program – Editorial  (DIERSEN: What did you do after-school while you were in high school?  During my junior and seniors years at Crete-Monee High School 1964-1966, I washed dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. I used the money that I earned/saved to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint to commute to classes at UIC from my parents’ home in Crete.)
http://www.whig.com/20160807/teen-reach-law-could-save-after-school-program

 

WVXU
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Could Election Hinge On Whether Or Not Trump Can Keep Temper In Check?” So far, my critics/opponents have failed in their efforts to get me to lose my temper.
http://wvxu.org/post/could-election-hinge-whether-or-not-trump-can-keep-temper-check#stream/0

 

WTVB AM
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s Endorsement Blindsides Ryan Haters.”
Saturday, August 06, 2016 10:58 p.m. by Jerry Bader
http://wtvbam.com/blogs/the-midwestern-conservative/82/trumps-endorsement-blindsides-ryan-haters/

 

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Ann Coulter rallies Paul Nehlen supporters – Tom Daykin
http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2016/08/06/ann-coulter-rallies-paul-nehlen-supporters/88342144/

 

KENOSHA NEWS
— Ann Coulter joins Nehlen rally, hammers away at Ryan – Rex Davenport
http://www.kenoshanews.com/news/ann_coulter_joins_nehlen_rally_hammers_away_at_ryan_489149788.php

 

CHICAGO PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps glorify and praise Kinzinger.  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://patch.com/illinois/chicago/america-first-means-no-president-trump-says-illinois-republican-congressman

 

TOWNHALL
— Why the Washington Post Has No Credibility – Matt Barber
http://townhall.com/columnists/mattbarber/2016/08/07/why-the-washington-post-has-no-credibility-n2202573

 

BREITBART
— Olympics: Media, Democrats Blame Trump if Los Angeles Loses 2024 Bid – JOEL B. POLLAK
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2016/08/07/olympics-media-blame-trump-los-angeles-loses-2024-bid/
— Speaker Ryan Failing Leadership Test, General Vallely Endorses Wisconsin’s Paul Nehlen – WARNER TODD HUSTON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/06/speaker-ryan-failing-leadership-test-general-vallaley-endorses-wisconsins-paul-nehlen/

 

THE HILL
— Trump casts doubt on electoral system – Ben Kamisar
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/290596-trump-casts-doubt-on-electoral-system

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Poll: Young Americans say parties don’t represent them – Lurie Kellman and Emily Swanson  (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.  If young people formed a political party, what would they put in its platform? Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors SHOUT AT YOUNG PEOPLE THAT ALL THEIR PROBLEMS ARE CAUSED BY THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.pressreader.com/usa/the-mercury-news/20160806/281603829850777

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Islam.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/07/opinion/sunday/raising-american-muslim-kids-in-the-age-of-trump.html
— Fifty States of Anxiety – Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/07/opinion/sunday/fifty-states-of-anxiety.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Feeling worried? These days, much of America is. Over the past eight years, Google search rates for anxiety have more than doubled. They are higher this year than they have been in any year since Google searches were first tracked in 2004. So far, 2016 has been tops for searches for driving anxiety, travel anxiety, separation anxiety, anxiety at work, anxiety at school and anxiety at home. Americans have also become increasingly terrified of the morning. Searches for “anxiety in the morning” have risen threefold over the past decade. But this is nothing compared with the fear of night. Searches for “anxiety at night” have risen ninefold.)

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Are controversies raising doubts among ardent supporters? Not really – Nigel Duara, Joe Mozingo, Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Noah Bierman
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-trump-nation-snap-htmlstory.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Obama plugs immigration while giving a pep-talk to Olympians – Aaron Short (DIERSEN: When did your ancestors immigrate? Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, if you are a Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that Democrats and RINOs demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you.)
http://nypost.com/2016/08/07/obama-plugs-immigration-while-giving-a-pep-talk-to-olympians/

 

COLUMBUS DISPATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Kasich is finding plenty of anti-Trump friends in GOP.” From what I see, anti-Trump “Republicans” work harder against Trump and against Trump’s supporters than they ever worked against any Democrat.
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/08/07/1-capitol-insider-kasich-is-finding-plenty-of-anti-trump-friends-in-gop.html

 

DAILY MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump attempts to put disastrous week behind him as he cozies up to Reince Priebus on his private jet before facing down protesters in Nantucket.”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3727305/Donald-Trump-attempts-disastrous-week-cosies-Reince-Priebus-private-jet-facing-protesters-Nantucket.html

August 6 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Will Donald last all the way to the election?”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/gene-lyons-will-donald-last-all-the-way-to-the-election/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage may spend $282,000 on state, federal lobbyists – Robert Sanchez  (DIERSEN: What do you lobby for?  I lobby for the Republican Party platform, for the Illinois Republican Party platform, and for the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160806/news/160809261/
— Sandack police report not related to legislative duties – Chicago Sun-Times
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160805/news/160809271/

 

JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER
— Term limits must be pursued – Editorial  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponent promote term limits. They stress how much better the following organizations are because they got rid of me: TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, GAO, etc.)
http://jg-tc.com/news/opinion/our-view-term-limits-must-be-pursued/article_2bef1352-6f72-5803-94ba-84338fc8a030.html

 

JOURNAL STANDARD
— Free trade good for consumers, supports Illinois jobs – Richard Guebert Jr. and Todd Maisch  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents would stress that I avoided the many negative impacts of free trade because I worked for the federal government.)
http://www.journalstandard.com/opinion/20160805/their-view-free-trade-good-for-consumers-supports-illinois-jobs

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump escalates attacks on Clinton’s character  Trump speaks at rally in swing state Iowa – CNN  (DIERSEN: Who attacks your character?  The following attack my character: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trump-escalates-attacks-on-clintons-character

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER/INGOLD: WAS TRUMP WRONG ABOUT THE UKRAINE?
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/thorneringold-was-trump-wrong-about-the-ukraine.html

 

CHRISTIAN POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps shout at Whites that they are racists if the support Trump. Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps shout at men that they are sexists if the support Trump. What do you say to Whites and men who surrender to anti-Trumps?
http://www.christianpost.com/news/us-electoral-2016-updates-men-and-whites-turn-away-from-donald-trump-as-clinton-takes-massive-lead-167576/

 

THE FEDERALIST
— Watch These Reporters Applaud Hillary Clinton At A Press Conference  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those in the media who deny that they are Democrats, but who a) glorify and praise those who defend and advance the Democrat Party platform and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who defend and advance the Republican Party platform?)
http://thefederalist.com/2016/08/06/watch-these-reporters-applaud-hillary-clinton-at-a-press-conference/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Hillary Clinton finally broke her 260-day long press conference moratorium Friday, and journalists couldn’t stop applauding her. As a rule of thumb, press conferences are not the place to applaud politicians. It’s supposed to be a forum where the candidate is supposed to be scrutinized and questioned by reporters, who are supposed to behave in an objective manner (i.e., no clapping). But all of that seemed to go out the window during a press event in Washington DC hosted by the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists — the first press conference Clinton has held in nearly a year. In her remarks, Clinton referenced her approval rating at the end of her tenure as secretary of State, and the reporters in the room clapped heartily. They also applauded when she praised President Obama’s economic policies and when she talked about her expanding taste in music. Clinton has been criticized for being elusive to members of the press, even going as far as to rope them off at events. Her opponent Donald Trump theorized recently that Clinton is hiding because she “illegally deleted 33,000 emails” from the private, unsecured email server she used while working in the State Department. As it turns out, Clinton didn’t have to worry about getting tough questions from supposedly objective members of the press, because they couldn’t stop clapping for her.)
— Conservatism Is Dead; Long Live Conservatism  There is no conservative movement. The ‘Reagan coalition’ stopped existing as an operational political force some time ago. – James Heaney  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about past and present anti-conservatives, that is, anti-Republicans, in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, GAO, IRS, etc.)
http://thefederalist.com/2016/08/06/conservatism-is-dead-long-live-conservatism/

 

ONE NEWS NOW
— FBI confirms IRS went to war with tea party – Chad Groening  (DIERSEN: Do your critics/opponents side with IRS against you? My critics/opponents do.  I have always been a Republican. While I worked for IRS 1971-1980, virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats. Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents deny that political affiliation discrimination exists in IRS, that reverse discrimination exists in IRS, that age discrimination exists in IRS, or that retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid exists in IRS. Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents side with my Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me.  They side with IRS’s not promoting me beyond GS-12, with IRS’s disallowing my education expenses, and with IRS’s disallowing my partial day per diem claims.)
http://www.onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2016/08/04/fbi-confirms-irs-went-to-war-with-tea-party

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Understanding The Trumpsters: Donald As Lord Of The Flies.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/monica-bauer/understanding-trumpsters-donald-as-lord-of-the-flies_b_11334618.html

WASHINGTON POST

— Everybody in the Republican Party is fighting with everybody else right now – Amber Phillips  (DIERSEN: Of course, if Trump loses, the anti-Trumps in the Illinois Republican Party, the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, etc. will blame it on the following and will get rid of the following once and for all: those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/04/everybody-in-the-republican-party-is-fighting-with-everybody-else-right-now/

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “For Trump, the Problem Isn’t the Message. It’s the Messenger.”
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/trump-problem-isn-t-message-it-s-messenger-n624021

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Desperately Avoiding Donald.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/06/opinion/desperately-avoiding-donald.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Sore Loser Uprising.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/05/opinion/the-sore-loser-uprising.html?ref=opinion
— Broken Promises to Homeless Vets – Editorial (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, virtually all of my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats and/or veterans.  My superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were Democrats always hinted/implied/argued/shouted at my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were veterans that I was a draft dodger.  They always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that in 1966, instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a veteran, b) that in 1971, instead of me, IRS should have hired a veteran, c) that in 1972, 1973, and 1974, instead of me, IRS should have promoted veterans, d) that in 1980, instead of me, GAO should have hired a veteran, e) that in 1986, instead of me, GAO should have promoted a veteran, and f) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job and have my preferred corner office.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/06/opinion/broken-promises-to-homeless-vets.html?ref=opinion
— Single, 54, and a New Dad: Why Some Start Families Late – ABBY ELLIN  (DIERSEN: Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  Democrats are disciples of Saul Alinsky.  Democrats are extremely nasty.  In 1989, when I was 40 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates used the fact that my wife and I had given up trying to have children, that we had not adopted, and that had not become foster parents to viciously demonize us, to viciously denigrate us, and to viciously condemn us as being selfish rich DINKs (dual income, no kids). They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my wife and I had lied to Money Magazine in 1978 that we wanted to have children.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/06/your-money/single-54-and-a-new-dad-why-some-start-families-late.html
— Should We Care if Our Politicians Avoided the Draft? (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, virtually all of my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats and/or veterans.  My superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were Democrats always hinted/implied/argued/shouted at my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were veterans that I was a draft dodger.  They always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that in 1966, instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a veteran, b) that in 1971, instead of me, IRS should have hired a veteran, c) that in 1972, 1973, and 1974, instead of me, IRS should have promoted veterans, d) that in 1980, instead of me, GAO should have hired a veteran, e) that in 1986, instead of me, GAO should have promoted a veteran, and f) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job and have my preferred corner office.)
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2016/08/04/should-we-care-if-our-politicians-avoided-the-draft?ref=opinion

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “facts don’t matter to Trump’s supporters.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-facts-dont-matter-to-trumps-supporters/2016/08/04/924ece4a-5a78-11e6-831d-0324760ca856_story.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— If Hillary Clinton wins, can she claim a ‘mandate’? – Doyle McManus  (DIERSEN: If Hillary wins, the more votes that she gets, the faster that she will use the federal government to get rid of non-Democrats and especially those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-mcmanus-clinton-mandate-20160807-snap-story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Dissembling IRS  Documents show the agency misled about its political targeting. – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Do your critics/opponents side with IRS against you? My critics/opponents do. I have always been a Republican. While I worked for IRS 1971-1980, virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats. Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents deny that political affiliation discrimination exists in IRS, that reverse discrimination exists in IRS, that age discrimination exists in IRS, or that retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid exists in IRS. Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents side with my Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me.  They side with IRS’s not promoting me beyond GS-12, with IRS’s disallowing my education expenses, and with IRS’s disallowing my partial day per diem claims.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-dissembling-irs-1470435609

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— They won’t dump Donald Trump: the Gold Star father, Muslim woman and proud Mexican-American still boosting the billionaire – MEERA JAGANNATHAN
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/meet-donald-supporters-won-dump-trump-article-1.2740175

 

BOSTON HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump tries to wipe up mess of crying baby.”
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/us_politics/2016/08/trump_tries_to_wipe_up_mess_of_crying_baby

 

NEW JERSEY
— Trump’s followers yearn for return of bad ol’ days – John Farmer  (DIERSEN: How old are you?  Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who are older, and especially those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/08/trumps_followers_yearn_for_return_of_bad_ol_days_f.html

 

MADISON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump supporters.
http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/election-matters/donald-trump-supporters-in-green-bay-share-hatred-of-hillary/article_fe8569c5-ee7b-5c57-8d06-7bce5296fc11.html

August 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— SKOKIE FURNITURE-MAKER UPSET TO FIND HIMSELF IN TRUMP AD
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/skokie-furniture-maker-upset-to-find-himself-in-trump-ad/1459156/

 

NBC5
— State Rep. Says He Drives Uber Due to State Budget Woes  State Rep. Jaime Andrade Jr. started driving for Uber in June to supplement his income as Illinois’ budget woes continue to delay paychecks for elected officials. – Tom Schuba  (DIERSEN: Do/did you work a second job?  I worked part-time for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights 1971-1972 while I worked for IRS in its downtown Chicago office in 1971 and in its Harvey office in 1972.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/State-Rep-Forced-to-Drive-Uber-Due-to-State-Budget-Woes-389322592.html
— Nearly 1,000 CPS Teachers, Staff to Receive Layoff Notices
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/chicago-public-schools-layoffs-1000-teachers-cps-389314451.html

CBS2

— Waiting On State Paycheck Spurs Lawmaker To Become Uber Driver
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/08/05/waiting-on-state-paycheck-spurs-lawmaker-to-become-uber-driver/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Sandack police report “had nothing to do with” legislative duties – Chris Fusco and Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sandack-police-report-had-nothing-to-do-with-legislative-duties/
— Anti-abortion centers, doctor sue Rauner over ‘conscience’ law – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/anti-abortion-centers-doctor-sue-rauner-over-conscience-law/
— Rauner nixes debt collectors going after delinquent taxes – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rauner-nixes-debt-collectors-going-after-delinquent-taxes/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner signs bill that requires teaching teens how to handle being stopped by police – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rauner-legislative-roundup-0806-20160805-story.html
— Kirk: Good police-community relations ‘beyond my Senate office capability’ – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-kirk-police-relations-comments-0806-20160805-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Can Donald Trump pass the fitness threshold?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-temperament-empathy-fitness-perspec-0805-md-20160805-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Sorry, GOP: Trump just isn’t going to ‘pivot'”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-pivot-paul-ryan-perspec-0805-jm-20160805-story.html
— Protesters disrupt police superintendent
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-police-shooting-protesters-eddie-johnson-160805-video-premiumvideo.html
— Monee mayor charged with battery against ump at youth baseball game – Erin Gallagher
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-monee-mayor-20160805-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Is Donald Trump testing his exit strategy?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-donald-trump-quit-lose-election-perspec-20160805-column.html
— CPS will continue to rely on borrowing as it prepares to release 2017 budgets – Juan Perez Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-school-bond-proposal-met-20160807-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— New roads boss replaces longtime Maine Township official – Christopher Placek
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160805/news/160809395/
— Former modeling agent says he got Melania Trump’s visa – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160805/news/308059979/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “McCain sticks by Trump despite myriad reasons not to.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160805/news/308059869/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Pence brushes off GOP concerns about Trump campaign.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160805/news/308059944/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Rauner signs law expanding voter access for 17-year-olds – AP (DIERSEN: Aside from attending school, what did you do when you were 17 years old?  My critics/opponents would stress that I washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/185782237-story

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Is Illinois the next state to deal with ‘voter suppression?’ – RICH MILLER  (DIERSEN: Who does not want you to vote?  The following do not want me to vote: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160805/NEWS02/160809880/is-illinois-the-next-state-to-deal-with-voter-suppression
— CPS lays off nearly 500 teachers, another 500 staff – STEVEN R. STRAHLER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160805/NEWS13/160809882/cps-lays-off-nearly-500-teachers-another-500-staff

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Rockford nonprofit pregnancy center in lawsuit against Gov. Bruce Rauner – Adam Poulisse
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20160805/rockford-nonprofit-pregnancy-center-in-lawsuit-against-gov-bruce-rauner

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Rauner vetoes bill on UI student trustee criteria – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-08-05/rauner-vetoes-bill-ui-student-trustee-criteria.html

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Illinois Shrinking Special Funds – Greg Bishop
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=220631#.V6VAPRF9XHk

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Rauner signs Jack Franks bill giving McHenry, Lake counties gov’t consolidation powers – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/08/05/gov-rauner-signs-jack-franks-bill-giving-mchenry-lake-counties-govt-consolidation-powers/aceelq8/

 

SANGAMON SUN
— New state law reins in business-travel reimbursements for civil servants  (DIERSEN: During the 1970s, IRS purposely made its definition of a “commuting area” vague so that IRS could use that definition a) to reward its employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran and b) to punish its employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran.  SEE:
http://www.gao.gov/products/463866)
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/510986449-new-state-law-reins-in-business-travel-reimbursements-for-civil-servants

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump floats Ivanka for Cabinet, prompting Clinton jab  Clinton references Mitt Romney in tweet – David Wright
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trump-floats-ivanka-for-cabinet-prompting-clinton-jab
— Clinton admits she may have ‘short circuited’ answers on email controversy  Clinton: Trump doesn’t represent who we are – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/clinton-tears-into-trump-at-journalism-conference

 

CHICAGO NOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, pot pushers push pot.
http://www.chicagonow.com/soapbox-momma/2016/08/illinois-medical-marijuana-community-is-a-microcosm-of-a-unified-america/

 

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— David Olsen Becomes State Representative
http://www.nctv17.com/david-olsen-becomes-state-representative/

 

COURTHOUSE NEWS
— Judge Blocks Bid to Knock GOP Pol from Nov. Ballot – LISA KLEIN
http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/08/05/judge-blocks-bid-to-knock-gop-pol-from-nov-ballot.htm

 

ILLINOIS RIGHT TO LIFE
— Illinois Forces Doctors, Medical Facilities to Promote Abortion; Pregnancy Centers File Suit in Response
http://illinoisrighttolife.org/medicalproffesionalssuegovernorrauner/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Rauner signs Bill amending the Open Meetings Act – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/08/gov-rauner-signs-bill-amending-the-open-meetings-act/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— Rauner sends another $5 million to ILGOP
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/05/rauner-sends-another-5-million-to-ilgop/
— NEW AD PUSHES FOR TERM LIMITS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/new-ad-pushes-for-term-limits.html
— STATE CAPITOL’S PLANNED PARENTHOOD NOW OFFERING ABORTIONS LATER WITH NEW SURGICAL PROCEDURE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/state-capitols-planned-parenthood-now-offering-abortions-later-with-new-surgical-procedure.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner sued over new “Right of Conscience” law
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/05/rauner-sued-over-new-right-of-conscience-law/
— Rauner ad promotes online term limits petition
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/05/rauner-ad-promotes-online-term-limits-petition/
— Rauner urged to stop playing politics with term limits  (DIERSEN: Who wants to term limit you?  The following want me to term limit me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  The aforesaid succeeded in ending my term as a) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, b) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, c) Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, d) Illinois center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, e) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, f) GAO employee, g) etc.)
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/05/rauner-urged-to-stop-playing-politics-with-term-limits/
— Governors State downgraded to junk status, ISU also hit
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/05/governors-state-downgraded-to-junk-status-isu-also-hit/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Kirks ask “What the what? Kirk is totally confused on the facts.”
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/05/what-the-what-kirk-is-totally-confused-on-the-facts/
— Ousted SEIU official claims racial discrimination
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/05/ousted-seiu-official-claims-racial-discrimination/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— WHY WASHINGTON POST HAS NO CREDIBILITY  Matt Barber drubs writer for ‘shoddy journalism, intentional deceit’
http://www.wnd.com/2016/08/why-washington-post-has-no-credibility/

 

GOPUSA
— Paul Ryan strikes out at challenger; promises to continue criticizing Trump  (DIERSEN: Who strikes out at you?  Who criticizes you? The following strike out at me and criticize me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13432
— Nuts to those who willfully put political correctness above all
http://www.gopusa.com/nuts-to-those-who-willfully-put-political-correctness-above-all/

 

NEWSMAX
— Oregon GOP Chairman to Priebus: Crack Down on Party’s Trump Bashers – Cathy Burke  (DIERSEN: Who are the leading “Republican” Trump bashers in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct?  What have they done and what will they do to punish Republicans because they do not bash Trump?  Should I write an article about how “Republican” Trump bashers have punished me and are punishing me because I do not bash Trump?)
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/oregon-republican-chairman-reince-priebus/2016/08/05/id/742360/
— Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Facing Uphill Re-Election Battle – Todd Beamon  (DIERSEN: Of course, anti-Trumps tell Kirk that the more that he bashes Trump and bashes Trump’s supporters, the more votes that he will get.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Mark-Kirk-Uphill-Reelection-Battle/2016/08/05/id/742382/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— THE PLAN TO PUT BARACK OBAMA ON THE SUPREME COURT IS ALREADY IN MOTION
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2016/08/05/the-plan-to-put-barack-obama-on-the-supreme-court-is-already-in-motion/

 

FOX NEWS INSIDER
— Gov’t Deciding Whether ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ Shirts and Hats Are Workplace Harassment
http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/08/04/govt-deciding-whether-dont-tread-me-hat-or-shirt-could-be-considered-racial-harassment

 

DAILY CALLER
— Minnesota Democrat Congressman Keith Ellison Wants Anyone But Straight White Men To Apply For Internships – Peter Hasson (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.)
http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/04/dem-congressman-wants-anyone-but-straight-white-men-to-apply-for-internships/
— Seattle City Gov Sponsoring ‘White Fragility’ Workshops – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/05/seattle-city-gov-sponsoring-white-fragility-workshops/

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Electoral map expands for Clinton, shrinks for Trump.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/290534-electoral-map-expands-for-clinton-shrinks-for-trump
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump endorses Ryan after week of tension.”
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/290602-trump-endorses-ryan-after-week-of-tension

 

POLITICO
— Donald Trump endorses Paul Ryan – Tyler Pager and Cristiano Lima  (DIERSEN: Who has not and/or will not endorse you?  If I sought a government office or a political office, the following would not endorse me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/trump-endorses-paul-ryan-226729

 

MCCLATCHY DC
— Clinton, Trump claim: first president since 1993 who hasn’t smoked pot – ROB HOTAKAINEN  (DIERSEN: Those promote pot and other destructive drugs, booze, gambling, promiscuity, and other vices have always worked against me.)
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article94034152.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While President Barack Obama has never hid his penchant for pot during his younger days in Hawaii, Americans soon will elect a president who claims never to have touched marijuana. Republican Donald Trump boasts that he has never smoked a joint or a cigarette or even had a drop of alcohol. Democrat Hillary Clinton was adamant on CNN when asked whether she had ever taken a toke, replying that she never had and never would: “Absolutely not.” Despite their personal views, both of the major presidential candidates have pledged to allow the states to regulate marijuana, following the lead that Obama set in 2013. That would be welcome news for Washington state, Colorado, Oregon and Alaska, where voters have approved recreational marijuana, along with the 26 states that allow the drug to be used for medical reasons. But legalization backers still have one nagging question: Can you believe either Clinton or Trump?)

 

CNN
— Trump endorses Paul Ryan – Dana Bash, Jim Acosta and Eric Bradner
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/05/politics/donald-trump-endorse-paul-ryan/index.html

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti Trumps say “Trump-campaign chief admits conflict in ranks.”
http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2016/aug/05/trump-campaign-chief-admits-conflict-in/#/

 

CBS NEWS
— What colors give your car the best resale value? – JERRY EDGERTON  (DIERSEN: All the new cars that I have bought since 1989 have been red – 2016 Ford Mustang, 2013 Dodge Charger, 2005 Chevy Corvette, 1997 Chevy Cavalier, 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX, 1993 Ford Thunderbird, and 1990 Ford Thunderbird LX.)
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-colors-give-your-car-the-best-resale-value/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Donald Trump Endorses Paul Ryan in Bid to Heal G.O.P. Rift – NICK CORASANITI
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/06/us/politics/donald-trump-paul-ryan.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: On the Docket: Curbing Harassment in Court- Elizabeth Olson
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/05/business/dealbook/sexual-harassment-ban-is-on-the-abas-docket.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s Enablers Will Finally Have to Take a Stand.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/05/opinion/trumps-enablers-will-finally-have-to-take-a-stand.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump Risks Alienating Military Communities in Swing States.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/05/us/politics/donald-trump-military-support.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump endorses House Speaker Paul Ryan after refusing to do so days earlier.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/08/05/trump-endorses-house-speaker-paul-ryan-after-refusing-to-do-so-days-earlier/

 

NEW YORK POST
— Clinton wooing a new group of voters: Republicans – AP
http://nypost.com/2016/08/05/clinton-wooing-a-new-group-of-voters-republicans/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE: Terrorist Suspects in Europe Got Welfare Benefits While Plotting Attacks  Some of those involved in Paris and Brussels attacks were collecting unemployment in Belgium – MARK MAREMONT and VALENTINA POP
http://www.wsj.com/articles/terrorist-suspects-in-europe-got-welfare-benefits-while-plotting-attacks-1470350251

 

DALLAS NEWS
— Clinton calls on Americans to reject Trump’s “ugly impulses.”  Democrats are nasty.  They are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means. They are disciples of Saul Alinsky.  RINOs are far more critical of Republicans than they are critical of Democrats.  Many, if not most, if not virtually all RINOs are really Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, or Green plants.
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20160805-clinton-calls-on-americans-to-reject-trump-s-ugly-impulses-defends-comments-about-email-server.ece

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Drip, Drip, Drip” and ask “How long can Republican leaders cling to Donald Trump’s traveling circus?”
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2016-08-05/republican-defections-from-trump-accelerate

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Agency leadership, job satisfaction matter in feds’ decisions to retire – Nicole Ogrysko  (DIERSEN: During August and September of 1997, when I was 48 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors made it clear that they would kill me figuratively, if not literally, if I did not take their early retirement “offer” by the end of September. They hinted that they might let me work another 6 years until I would be eligible for regular retirement, but only if I happily agreed to be demoted figuratively, if not literally. SEE:
http://www.campaignsitebuilder.com/templates/displayfiles/..%5C..%5Cuser%5Cdiersenaolcom%5Cdownload%5CDiersenGAOFifthAmendedComplaint.pdf  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents side with my Democrat GAO superiors.)
http://federalnewsradio.com/retirement/2016/08/agency-leadership-job-satisfaction-matter-feds-decisions-retire/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Age matters, but federal employees’ overall job satisfaction and experience with their agency’s leadership also could be important as an aging federal workforce makes retirement plans. “The two things that really seemed to make a difference, where the agency could have some impact on employee decisions, was the overall leadership of the agency and the person’s attachment to their particular job,” said Dr. Greg Lewis, co-author of a new federal retirement report and a public management and policy professor at Georgia State University. Lewis and co-author David Pitts examined federal personnel records for employees ages 50 and older and analyzed feedback from the 2012 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. They used that data to determine what other factors — besides employees’ ages — might factor into their decisions to retire from the civil service. They looked at responses to six questions on the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey that evaluated a person’s satisfaction with agency leadership, supervisors, recognition and rewards, experience with co-workers, opportunities for advancement and pay, as well as overall job satisfaction.)

August 5 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago Fire soccer team shuts down anti-gay chant – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-chicago-fire-anti-gay-soccer-chant-kass-0804-20160803-column.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It was “Pride” night. The Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus had finished a fine rendition of the national anthem before Sunday’s game with the New York Red Bulls. That’s when Rodriguez walked into the center circle and did something the rest of the soccer world doesn’t seem able to do. He looked up into the stands and announced that any fan found to be using the infamous anti-gay Mexican soccer chant would be booted out of the stadium. “An inappropriate and offensive chant has been used by some of our fans,” Rodriguez said. “It is unbecoming and certainly not reflective of the great city that we live in, and the best fans in major league soccer. “Please be advised that if the chant continues and you are found to be participating, you are subject to removal. If you are near fans using offensive language, please advise stadium security so we can handle that as well.” And all I could say was “bravo.” There were a few boos. But most of us applauded him. And I didn’t hear that chant once during the game. If you know soccer, you know the chant I’m talking about, a chant of one word: Puto. It means effeminate man whore. It is ugly and demeaning, directed at gay men in a macho culture, but at soccer games it is directed at the goalie of the opposing team.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Inmate may have to register as sex offender for flashing guard – Frank Main  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, if you disapprove of what “Savage Life” members do, Democrats and RINOs will viciously demonize, denigrate, and condemn you as being a racist, a sexist, a bigot, and even worse things.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/savage-life-inmate-to-register-as-sex-offender-for-flashing-guard/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For the first time, a Cook County Jail inmate may be required to register as a sex offender for repeatedly exposing himself to correctional officers, a sheriff’s official said Thursday. Giovanni Rios, who is awaiting trial in a 2015 murder in Humboldt Park, was held in contempt of court Thursday by Judge Vincent Gaughan for allegedly exposing himself to a female guard on Wednesday, said Cara Smith, policy chief for Sheriff Tom Dart. Rios, 20, a member of the Savage Life jail gang, is charged with the Wednesday incident and two similar ones in the jail, Smith said. If convicted of all three charges, he would be required to register as a sex offender, she said. “It is tremendous to see these cases taken seriously,” she said, adding she believes it’s the first time anyone may be ordered to register as a sex offender for committing acts of indecent exposure in the jail. Rios is one of about 35 inmates who have identified themselves as members of Savage Life, a gang formed last year among inmates being held in maximum-security units. Their activities include physically attacking guards, throwing feces and urine at them, and exposing themselves and masturbating in the presence of female defense attorneys and correctional officers, Smith said. Since July 2015, jail officials have recorded hundreds of such incidents involving Savage Life but the incidents have decreased in recent months. One of the ways the sheriff’s office is combatting the behavior is to take away “good time” inmates earn in jail, Smith said. The office also is limiting visits and aggressively prosecuting Savage Life inmates for public indecency and other crimes, she said. Smith said she hopes the possibility of Rios becoming a registered sex offender sends a message to other Savage Life inmates. Even hardened criminals balk at the stigma of being labeled sex offenders, she said. Savage Life members recently expanded their perverse activities. They have been opening their own wounds and sticking sharp objects into their eyes to force guards to send them to the jail hospital. Most Savage Life members are in the maximum-security Division 9 and relish the chance to “take a walk” to another part of the jail — even the hospital, Smith said.)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Law will give students better view of how free press works – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160804/discuss/160809460/

 

WJBC
— Pat Brady faces backlash for slamming Trump – Eric Stock  (DIERSEN: Of course, those who are anti-Trump promote Pat Brady.)
http://www.wjbc.com/2016/08/05/gop-insider-faces-backlash-for-slamming-trump/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Republican strategist said it’s not easy being a vocal critic of the party’s nominee for president. Former Illinois GOP chairman Pat Brady has been saying for months Donald Trump is unelectable. “One of the members of the national committee at the convention told me I need to quit being a Republican,” Brady said. “I didn’t know you could resign.” Brady is encouraging Republicans to focus on down-ticket races, including the hotly-contested U.S. Senate battle between Republican incumbent Mark Kirk and Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth. Brady told WJBC’s Scott Laughlin, Republicans who have been critical of Trump, including Kirk and U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, could get some blowback but are putting the country ahead of the party. Brady said Kinzinger’s recent announcement that he likely won’t vote for anyone in the presidential race won’t hurt his political future, even if some in the party try to run him out of office. “They can try, they are not going to beat him,” Brady said. “Adam is one of the best people we have in Congress he’s a smart guy. He’s a military guard. He’s a great public servant and I think people like and respect him.” Brady tells WJBC’s Scott Laughlin he wouldn’t be surprised if the Bloomington native runs for higher office in a few years.)

 

WTTW
— Black Lives Matter Coalition Releases 1st Official Platform – Reuben Unrau
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/08/02/black-lives-matter-coalition-releases-1st-official-platform
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The demands are organized into six categories with titles such as “Invest-Divest,” “Economic Justice,” “Community Control” and “Political Power.” Within each category, the agenda includes a list of more than 40 specific federal, state and local policies that could be applied to create solutions. The conglomerate calls for a variety of far-reaching reforms that address issues that extend beyond the subject of police brutality. Policy proposals include a call for universal health care, decriminalization of drug-related offenses, federal and state jobs programs, community control of law enforcement and the end of the death penalty. Perhaps the most striking item featured in the agenda is the demand for reparations, which contains a five-part plan to address various economic sectors affected by the legacy of slavery.)

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushing Quad City Times pushes pot in Illinois big time. If you push pot in Illinois, you want to destroy Illinois.
http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-illinois-moves-forward-on-pot-policy/article_731629d5-c65b-5967-9f67-80782a4b5cb1.html

 

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Once again, Trump visit marked by clashes – Craig Gilbert and Jason Stein
http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/08/05/once-again-trump-visit-marked-clashes/88272350/

 

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— New Illinois law adds Teen Reach to state budget – Doug Wilson (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs do everything that they can to destroy traditional families.  Ever-increasingly, those Democrats and RINOs shout that more and more and more children will fail unless government spends more and more and more money on children.)
http://www.whig.com/20160803/new-illinois-law-adds-teen-reach-to-state-budget#

 

STATELINE
— Analysis: $100 Buys Less in Illinois  Bureau of Economic Analysis finds dollars earned by residents less valuable  (DIERSEN: For many years now, inflation has exceeded interest rates.)
http://www.mystateline.com/news/analysis-100-buys-less-in-illinois

 

WQAD
— Clinton’s secret weapon to winning over Republicans who “can’t” vote for Trump – CHRISTINA LOREY
http://wqad.com/2016/08/04/clintons-secret-weapon-to-winning-over-republicans-who-cant-vote-for-trump/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Clinton’s lead over Trump grows in new national polls  Clinton opens 15-point margin in one survey – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/clintons-lead-over-trump-grows-in-new-national-polls

 

WILL COUNTY NEWS
— Rauner, I’m standing with the taxpayers, job creators and concerned parents  (DIERSEN: Who do you stand with?  I stand with those who defend and advance the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes reject some or all of the aforesaid.)
http://willcountynews.com/2016/08/05/rauner-im-standing-with-the-taxpayers-job-creators-and-concerned-parents/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Where is DeKalb’s openness and transparency? – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/08/where-is-dekalbs-openness-and-transparency/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— The Cannibalization of the GOP –  Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2016/08/the-cannibalization-of-the-gop/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At this cultural moment, the GOP is the only party that defends marriage, the intrinsic rights of children (both prenatal and post-natal children), religious liberty, and the physical privacy rights of girls and boys and men and women. But the barbarians have breached the gate and are cannibalizing the GOP while it yet lives. Well-dressed, well-spoken barbarians but barbarians nonetheless. What accounts for the corruption of the GOP? There are numerous reasons including the childish moral reasoning of lawmakers like U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) who supports homoerotic faux-marriage because his son experiences homoerotic attraction. The fact that Portman’s son experiences homoerotic attraction does not change the nature of marriage or the moral status of homoerotic activity. And it’s foolish to believe that compassion dictates we must affirm everything our loved ones believe, feel, or desire. Would the fact that people we love experience polyamorous or “Genetic Sexual Attraction” change the nature of marriage or the moral status of sex between five people or between siblings? But foolish, self-referential moral reasoning is not the only cause of the transmogrification of the party. Another cause is the increasing number of Republicans—including those who identify as homosexual—who say the “social issues” are trivial and irrelevant with no substantive effect on the health and welfare of America. Ironically, while libertarian-leaning, (im)moderate, and homosexual Republicans proclaim the triviality and irrelevance of “social issues” to the survival and flourishing of America, Democrats pursue them like men and women possessed. Could it be that Democrats are able to see truths to which Republicans are blind?)

 

ILLINOIS HOME PAGE
— Edgar weighs in on impasse – Maggie Hockenberry
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/former-governor-weighs-in-on-impasse

 

GOPUSA
— Sharia-compliant Obama pays jizya tax
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13400
— Survey: Many people talk politics only with like-minded friends (DIERSEN: Who does not want to talk politics with you?  The following do not want to talk politics with me: those who those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13354

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— How DePaul University Surrenders to the Mob – Nathan Howe and John-Michael Seibler (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents succeed in getting DePaul to rescind my diploma?  What college(s) did you graduate from and in what year(s)?  I graduated from NIU in 1970, Loyola in 1976, DePaul in 1980, and IIT in 1997.  What do those at the college(s) that you graduated from think of you?  Sadly, from what I see, the majority of those a NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and ITT disapprove of me, despise me, if not hate me.  From what I see, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, those at colleges are increasingly anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://dailysignal.com/2016/08/04/how-depaul-university-surrenders-to-the-mob/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Perhaps DePaul was afraid of offending Black Lives Matter, and looking politically incorrect. The protesters, exercising a heckler’s veto, were able to shut down the event. Afterward, DePaul’s president, the Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, purported to apologize by email to the College Republicans. But Holtschneider made sure to include his opinion of Yiannopoulos and other speakers of his “ilk,” whom he referred to as “self-serving provocateurs” whose “shtick” is “unworthy of university discourse.” Meanwhile, DePaul is more than happy to host controversial liberal speakers and events, such as a fundraiser for Rasmea Odeh, a convicted terrorist. By banning Shapiro from speaking because of the threat of a protest, DePaul’s administration is siding with students who disagree with his viewpoint rather than standing up to potential violence on campus. DePaul also is teaching its students not to engage in the “open discourse” the university purports to foster. It is showing them that they can silence opposing views with threats of protests and violence. “After all,” writes Jim DeMint, president of The Heritage Foundation, “the easiest way to win an argument is to tape your opponent’s mouth shut. Too many educators today think this is a good idea.” As a private institution, DePaul is not held to the same First Amendment standards as public universities. Kelly Sarabyn, a former fellow at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, argues that, nonetheless, the “longstanding purpose of the liberal arts and research universities is realized through free speech on campus, and students, faculty, and donors reasonably expect it to prevail.” Those groups may yet persuade universities to stand behind their commitments to free speech through advocacy and donations. If such efforts prove unsuccessful, perhaps courts could be persuaded, as Sarabyn argues they should be, to compel private schools to honor any express commitments to prospective students to honor free speech on campus—on the ground that students are enticed by and rely upon those commitments when choosing which schools to attend. Given the university president’s open animosity to speakers such as Yiannopoulos, the Shapiro incident raises the real possibility that DePaul administrators are all too happy to have an excuse to prevent students from being exposed to views that compete with their school’s own liberal ideology. Is it that DePaul administrators can’t keep their students safe and their speaking events secure? Or is it that they refuse to do so because citing “security concerns” to prevent conservative speakers from appearing on campus actually furthers their own ideological aims?)

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— RNC members prepare counterattack against Republicans sniping at Donald Trump  Frustration rises within GOP – Ralph Z. Hallow (DIERSEN: Who snipes at you?  I should write a book about the following who snipe at me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  Those who snipe at me hint/imply/argue/shout that they are operatives or dupes for those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/4/rnc-staff-warned-not-to-disparage-donald-trump/

 

FRONT PAGE MAGAZINE
— SLIMING TRUMP  How the media smear machine markets minor benign details as the sinister deeds of an evil man. – Matthew Vadum  (DIERSEN: Who slimes you?  The following slime me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/263751/sliming-trump-matthew-vadum

 

PJ MEDIA
— Sean Hannity Is Already Blaming People for a Trump Loss
https://pjmedia.com/video/sean-hannity-is-already-blaming-people-for-a-trump-loss/

 

NEWSMAX
— Paul Ryan Doesn’t Rule Out Revoking Support for Trump  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those “Republicans” who hint/imply/argue/shout that they will not support me unless I support them, that is, a) that they will not encourage anyone to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails unless I agree to use the emails to help them and to harm their critics/opponents, b) that they will discourage everyone from reading the emails unless I agree to use the emails to help them and to harm their critics/opponents, and c) that they will destroy me unless I agree to use the emails to help them and to harm their critics/opponents. Of course, needless-to-say, the aforesaid hint/imply/argue/shout that my lack of credibility is shown by my no longer being the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, a GAO employee, etc.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/paul-ryan-trump-endorsement/2016/08/04/id/742180/

 

THE BLAZE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps Accuse Trump of “Leaking ‘Top Secret’ Iran Video Details Shortly After Becoming Eligible to Receive Classified Briefings.”
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/08/04/trump-accused-of-leaking-top-secret-iran-video-details-shortly-after-becoming-eligible-to-receive-classified-briefings/
— Constitution-Wielding Protesters Ejected From Trump Rally – Kaitlyn Schallhorn  (DIERSEN: Those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors WANT TO USE THE CONSTITUTION TO GET RID OF THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/08/04/constitution-wielding-protesters-ejected-from-trump-rally/

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Presidential Horse Race 2016: Establishment panic over Trump was fully predictable – Jeffrey A. Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/23759

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— MELANIA TRUMP RESPONDS TO ALLEGATIONS THAT SHE WORKED ILLEGALLY IN U.S.
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2016/08/04/melania-trump-responds-to-allegations-that-she-worked-illegally-in-u-s/

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump is creating his own problems. My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I created my own problems a) because I avoided the draft, b) because did not become a Democrat, c) because I refused to help my superiors and supervisors get rid of their employees because they were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, d) because I complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, and e) because I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged the federal government with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2016/08/04/a_rigged_outcome_trump_may_be_engineering_it_himself_131421.html

 

THE HILL
— Ryan: Trump endorsement not a blank check – Ben Kamisar  (DIERSEN: Operatives and dupes for my critics/opponents talk and act like my critics/opponents have given them a blank check to destroy me. Of course, needless-to-say, I reserve my right to defend myself.  I reserve my right to stop forgiving those who trespass against me.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/290398-ryan-endorsement-of-trump-not-a-blank-check
— Giuliani casts blame on Gingrich for talk of Trump ‘intervention’ – Rebecca Savransky  (DIERSEN: Who casts blame on you?  The following cast blame on me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/290377-giuliani-casts-blame-on-gingrich-for-intervention-reports
— Dem tensions explode in Hispanic Caucus over Trump – Mike Lillis
http://thehill.com/latino/290482-dem-tensions-explode-in-hispanic-caucus-over-trump
— Senate GOP on edge over Trump’s falling polls – Alexander Bolton
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/290474-senate-gop-on-edge-over-trumps-falling-polls

 

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Gaps in Melania Trump’s immigration story raise questions  A racy photo shoot is prompting fresh scrutiny of the would-be first lady’s early visits to the United States.” Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps hint/imply/argue/shout that Melania Trump is an illegal immigrant.
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/melania-trump-immigration-donald-226648

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Melania Trump Denies Breaking Immigration Laws  But she still isn’t saying what type of visas she used to come to the U.S. – Elise Foley (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps hint/imply/argue/shout that Melania Trump is an illegal immigrant.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/melania-trump-visa-immigration-law_us_57a35f4be4b04414d1f3c89a

 

CNN
— Stop calling Trump crazy – David M. Perry  (DIERSEN: Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  They are disciples of Saul Alinsky.  If you do not become a Democrat, sooner or later, they will hint/imply/argue/shout that you are mentally ill.)
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/04/opinions/stop-calling-trump-crazy-perry/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: This week, Karen Bass, a Democratic congresswoman from California, launched a Change.org petition calling for Donald Trump to be diagnosed. She supported it by promoting the hashtag #DiagnoseTrump, and the topic took off. Her effort has received ample media coverage and trended nationally on Twitter for a while. And as it did, it became the latest manifestation of a problem I’ve been tracking for months now. With what seems to be increasing frequency, each time Trump does something objectionable, too many of his opponents want to blame mental illness as a way to erode his electoral chances. Yet characterizing Trump as “crazy” relies on the stigma of psychiatric disabilities to make a point. There are many grounds on which to criticize Donald Trump and to argue against his candidacy. But his mental health should not be one of them, because it’s a strategy that appeals to bigotry. Leveraging ableism to achieve electoral goals is no more acceptable than using racism, sexism, anti-gay sentiment, anti-Islamic sentiment, or any other form of prejudice. I don’t want Donald Trump to become president for lots of reasons. He routinely makes racist and sexist comments. He lies. I don’t trust him to make good decisions or to hire good people. The list of detriments goes on and on. Yet characterizing his erratic temperament or understanding of the truth as a product of mental illness, then arguing he’s unfit to lead because of that mental illness, sends a terrible message to the millions of people with diagnosed psychiatric disabilities who are trying to make their way through an ableist world. Don’t just take it from me. Many people with psychiatric disabilities and other diagnoses have been writing about this since Trump’s candidacy became serious, begging abled America to stop stigmatizing mental illness through armchair diagnoses of Donald Trump. Disability rights advocate Kit Mead, for example, recently wrote, “Discussing Trump’s mental health status is getting into the territory where people will use it to say that people with mental health needs can’t be effective candidates for public office if they choose to run.” Kim Sauder makes a similar argument, writing, “If the logic is that by framing Trump as having a mental illness makes him unfit for the presidency then the message is that mental illness is equated with incompetence.” Furthermore, Sauder writes, “Bigotry is not a mental illness.” Finn Gardiner notes that there are many ways to criticize someone with whom you disagree that do not rely on ableist concepts. “Call them wrong. Call them misguided. Call them terrible,” Gardiner writes, “But stop calling them crazy.” Emily Willingham made a similar point at Forbes, writing, “We can use specific terms about his personality (disagreeable) and temperament (toddler-ish) but not make attributions to a clinical disorder.” Avoiding pathologizing Donald Trump doesn’t mean surrendering a useful weapon in the quest to defeat him. Unfortunately, there’s a specific history of using disability as a weapon to attack political opponents at the highest levels in our society. In 1964, the cover of Fact Magazine read, “1,189 Psychiatrists Say Goldwater is Psychologically Unfit to be President!” The story called him paranoid, criticized him for his “infantile fantasies of revenge,” his relationship with his mother, a “dangerous lunatic,” and discussed alleged nervous breakdowns. Goldwater sued Fact and won. The American Psychiatrist Association, or APA, recognizing how dangerous it was to use mental health as a political weapon, issued the “Goldwater Rule,” forbidding psychiatrists from commenting on anyone’s mental state without personally examining them and receiving permission to go public. The APA was worried that people would conceal their mental health needs lest they be publicly shamed. And that’s just what happened in 1972, when Thomas Eagleton was dropped from the vice presidential slot on the Democratic ticket due to revelations that he had sought treatment for depression. A few years later, noted columnist Garry Wills argued that George Wallace was unfit to serve as president because a physical disability (he had been shot) might cover up a mental disability. And no one really knows if Reagan did in fact begin to show signs of Alzheimer’s while in office, as his son has alleged, but I can’t blame his team for concealing it if he did. Ironically, all this stigma about mental health and public office ignores history. One study found that half of all U.S. presidents showed symptoms of mental illness, often while in office, including widely acknowledged leaders like Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon Johnson. Such neuro-diversity is a core feature of humanity, so it’s not surprising that our leaders reflect the broader realities of our mental variations.)

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Perils of Writing Off Mr. Trump.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/05/opinion/the-perils-of-writing-off-mr-trump.html
— Mark Kirk in Electoral Vise as Republican in Illinois Senate Race – DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/06/us/politics/mark-kirk-republican-illinois-senate-race.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps present “Voices From Donald Trump’s Rallies, Uncensored.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/us/politics/donald-trump-supporters.html
— FRONT PAGE: College Students Protest, Alumni’s Fondness Fades and Checks Shrink – ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS  (DIERSEN: What college(s) did you graduate from and in what year(s)?  I graduated from NIU in 1970, Loyola in 1976, DePaul in 1980, and IIT in 1997.  What do those at the college(s) that you graduated from think of you?  Sadly, from what I see, the majority of those a NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and ITT disapprove of me, despise me, if not hate me.  From what I see, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, those at colleges are increasingly anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/05/us/college-protests-alumni-donations.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Scott MacConnell cherishes the memory of his years at Amherst College, where he discovered his future métier as a theatrical designer. But protests on campus over cultural and racial sensitivities last year soured his feelings. Now Mr. MacConnell, who graduated in 1960, is expressing his discontent through his wallet. In June, he cut the college out of his will. “As an alumnus of the college, I feel that I have been lied to, patronized and basically dismissed as an old, white bigot who is insensitive to the needs and feelings of the current college community,” Mr. MacConnell, 77, wrote in a letter to the college’s alumni fund in December, when he first warned that he was reducing his support to the college to a token $5. A backlash from alumni is an unexpected aftershock of the campus disruptions of the last academic year. Although fund-raisers are still gauging the extent of the effect on philanthropy, some colleges — particularly small, elite liberal arts institutions — have reported a decline in donations, accompanied by a laundry list of complaints. Alumni from a range of generations say they are baffled by today’s college culture. Among their laments: Students are too wrapped up in racial and identity politics. They are allowed to take too many frivolous courses. They have repudiated the heroes and traditions of the past by judging them by today’s standards rather than in the context of their times. Fraternities are being unfairly maligned, and men are being demonized by sexual assault investigations. And university administrations have been too meek in addressing protesters whose messages have seemed to fly in the face of free speech.)

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “What is really motivating the runaway train of Donald Trump?”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-is-really-motivating-the-runaway-train-of-donald-trump/2016/08/04/1793e35e-5a67-11e6-831d-0324760ca856_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that “Many Trump supporters don’t care about the controversies dominating media coverage.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/08/04/many-trump-supporters-dont-care-about-the-controversies-dominating-media-coverage/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask that to save the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, “Republican senators create distance from Trump, but will it be enough?”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/08/05/saving-the-senate-majority-republican-senators-look-to-create-distance-from-trump/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Wal-Mart Rolls Out a New Worker Scheduling System  Retailer tries to address worker discontent around unpredictable scheduling – SARAH NASSAUER  (DIERSEN: While I worked part-time for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969, my Democrat superiors wanted me to be available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Therefore, they used against me every minute that I was not available because I was in class at UIC or at NIU.  I was always available Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, holidays, and every day that UIC or NIU was not in session.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/wal-mart-rolls-out-a-new-worker-scheduling-system-1470340963

 

THE BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Admits Lying About ‘Secret’ Iran Video.”
http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/08/05/trump-admits-lying-about-secret-iran-video.html

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— Apple’s Diversity Team Says Wage Gaps for Women and Minorities are Closed – Ethan Wolff-Mann (DIERSEN: The federal governments top priority is hiring, retaining, and promoting young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females.  From what I saw while I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, if employees were equal in terms of education, work experience, professional certifications, professional licenses, etc., the federal government a) paid its employees who were minority more than it paid its employees who were White, b) paid its employees who were female more than it paid its employees who were male, c) paid its employees were younger more than it paid its employee who were older, and d) paid its employees who were veterans more than it paid its employees who were not veterans.)
http://time.com/money/4438508/apple-closes-wage-gap-diversity-hiring/

 

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The damage is done: Republicans plotting a Trump “intervention” are way too late. Panic has spread within the Republican Party, but the time to stop the Trump trainwreck was months ago.”
http://www.salon.com/2016/08/05/the-damage-is-done-republicans-plotting-a-trump-intervention-are-way-too-late/

 

MOTHER JONES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Properties Are Taking a Beating. Women Staying Away. Blue States Snubbing Him. Sad!”
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/08/trump-properties-are-taking-beating-women-staying-away-blue-states-snubbing-him-s

 

PROGRESS ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The following are overjoyed that Kirk will not vote for Trump: those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://www.progressillinois.com/news/content/2016/08/04/republican-illinois-congressman-says-he-wont-vote-trump

August 4 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Exit ramp opens for Republicans to spurn Trump.”
http://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-sun-times/20160804/281801398341923
— Drew Peterson sues Bolingbrook to get his police pension back – Andy Grimm  (DIERSEN: Are you in line to get a pension or are you getting a pension?  Ever-increasingly, those who are NOT in line to get a pension or are NOT getting a pension demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who are in line to get a pension or are getting a pension.  Of course, needless-to-say, the bigger that the pension is that you are in line for or are getting, the more that you are demonized, denigrated, and condemned.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/drew-peterson-sues-bolingbrook-get-back-his-police-pension/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Maps group wants state to look into spending by its opponent – Rick Pearson  (DIERSEN: Who are your critics/opponents?  What do they promise/give to their operatives and their dupes to destroy you?  Operatives and dupes for my critics/opponents talk and act like they have been promised and/or given lots of money, a new home, a new car, a sweetheart job, a sweetheart contract, favorable legislation, and much more to a) stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails.  What do you say a) to my critics/opponents, b) to their operatives, and c) to their dupes?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-emanuel-rauner-thursday-spin-20160804-story.html
— Adman pitches idea that adwomen don’t want to lead, soon will be ex-adman – Phil Rosenthal  (DIERSEN: During my last 4 years working for GAO, my supervisor was a woman, and for the 4 years before that, she was my supervisor’s supervisor.  To her credit, she was reluctant to take the lead in wasting my career and in forcing me to retire; but increasingly, she did that.  Her superiors reminded her a) that she was a female while I was a male, b) that she was Jewish while I was a Missouri Synod Lutheran, c) that she was liberal while I was conservative, d) she was a Democrat while I was a Republican, e) that she was younger than I was, f) that she had dependent children while I did not, g) that she was of Russian national origin while I was of German national origin, h) that her ancestors were recent immigrants while my ancestors had been in America since the 1840s, i) that she lived in the north side of Chicago while I lived in Wheaton, j) etc.  From what I see, her superiors punished her because she did not get rid of me sooner than she did.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ct-rosenthal-gender-equality-advertising-0804-biz-20160803-column.html
— From behind bars, Drew Peterson seeks to have police pension reinstated – Christy Gutowski (DIERSEN: Are you in line to get a pension or are you getting a pension?  Ever-increasingly, those who are NOT in line to get a pension or are NOT getting a pension demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who are in line to get a pension or are getting a pension.  Of course, needless-to-say, the bigger that the pension is that you are in line for or are getting, the more that you are demonized, denigrated, and condemned.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-drew-peterson-appeal-met-20160803-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Pence tries to win over conservatives despite Trump gaffes.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160804/news/308049979/
— Kane County state’s attorney Joseph McMahon named special prosecutor in Laquan McDonald case
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160804/news/160809549/

 

WLS AM
— Kinzinger refuses to endorse Trump – Adam Chappelle  (DIERSEN: If want the following to glorify and praise you, just say that you are not going to vote for Trump: those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  How many of the aforesaid anti-Trumps are in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois are anti-Trumps?)
http://www.wlsam.com/2016/08/04/ill-gop-rep-kinzinger-refuses-to-endorse-trump/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Appeals court ruling chips at arbitration – CLAIRE BUSHEY
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160803/NEWS04/160809919

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Pat Quinn says “Trump’s remarks about Khans can’t be excused.”
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20160803/pat-quinn-trumps-remarks-about-khans-cant-be-excused
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Junius Rodriguez calls on Darin LaHood to dump Trump.
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20160803/bernard-schoenburg-junius-rodriguez-calls-on-darin-lahood-to-dump-trump

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DUI law change common sense – Jim Dey  (DIERSEN: Are you a pot pusher?  Of course, needless-to-say, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that push pot, that is, that encourage people to harm their bodies with pot, want penalties for using pot to be reduced if not eliminated.  Pot pushers want to destroy America.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-08-04/jim-dey-dui-law-change-common-sense.html
— Grand bargain or delusion? – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2016-08-04/grand-bargain-or-delusion.html

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Union Could Fine Picketline Crossers – Greg Bishop
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=220523#.V6MkrxF9XHk

 

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If want the following to glorify and praise you, just say you are not going to vote for Trump: those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  How many of the aforesaid anti-Trumps are in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32683593/the-latest-gop-congressman-unlikely-to-vote-for-trump

 

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— AFSCME Refutes Rauner Administration Fine Threat Claims – JACLYN DRISCOLL
http://newschannel20.com/news/local/afscme-refutes-rauner-administration-fine-threats

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that Pence’s role is “Trump’s apologist-in-chief.”
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/pences-role-trumps-apologistinchief
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If want the following to glorify and praise you, just say you are not going to vote for Trump: those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  How many of the aforesaid anti-Trumps are in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/gop-congressman-on-trump-honestly-i-dont-care-for-him-much

 

STATELINE
— Governor Criticized For Signing Abortion Bill  Pro-Life advocates call bill “discrimination” – Emily Waldron
http://www.mystateline.com/news/governor-criticized-for-signing-abortion-bill

 

DEPAULIA
— Banned by DePaul, Shapiro speaks with The DePaulia – Brenden Moore
http://depauliaonline.com/2016/08/04/banned-depaul-shapiro-speaks-depaulia/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Recent Articles:
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/03/county-fair-politics-and-religion/
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/03/illinois-review-spreads-potential-rauner-property-tax-hike-signature-statewide/
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/03/reick-plans-springfield-fundraiser/
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/03/republicans-get-chance-to-caucus-in-replacement-for-provenzano/
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/02/nick-provenzanos-county-board-resignation-letter/
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/02/hultgren-promotes-provenzano/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TEA PARTY PUSHED TO THE SIDE BY TRUMP JUGGERNAUT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/tea-party-pushed-to-the-side-by-trump-juggernaut.html
— RAUNER WALKS BACK NO-OVERTIME PLAN FOR HOME CARE WORKERS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/rauner-walks-back-no-overtime-plan-for-home-care-workers.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs encourage illegal immigration.  Republicans discourage illegal immigration.
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/04/what-bipartisan-cooperation-can-accomplish/

 

NEWSMAX
— Ben Carson: Khan Family Should Apologize to Trump – Todd Beamon
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/ben-carson-muslim-family-apologize/2016/08/03/id/742026/

 

PJ MEDIA
— GOP Defections Are Few, But That Hasn’t Stopped the Feeding Frenzy – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/08/03/gop-defections-are-few-but-that-hasnt-stopped-the-feeding-frenzy/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Rep. Kinzinger says he won’t vote for Trump – Rick Moran  (DIERSEN: If want the following to glorify and praise you, just say that you are not going to vote for Trump: those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  How many of the aforesaid anti-Trumps are in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois are anti-Trumps?)
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/08/rep_kinzinger_says_he_wont_vote_for_trump.html

 

GOPUSA
— Student loan lunacy  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the courses that I took to earn a bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, and two professional certifications a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and d) were a distraction.  They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a females, or a veteran.)
http://www.gopusa.com/student-loan-lunacy/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: College students whose majors don’t turn out as they envision will be able to walk away from their loan debt simply by claiming their schools bamboozled them, as allowed under a new rule. Proposed by the Department of Education, published in June in the Federal Register and scheduled for approval on Nov. 1, the rule will allow students to “discharge” their federal student loan obligation if they can show — and rather broadly — that they were hoodwinked by a university’s “misrepresentation.” This easy out would leave taxpayers and colleges on the hook for between $2 billion and $43 billion over the next 10 years, according to a federal estimate. And what could be easier than for the lame-duck administration, in its 11th-hour regulatory push, to ship off this sour tart and simply walk away? For starters, the rule is entirely unnecessary. An existing provision allows students to sue for loan forgiveness in cases of intentional fraud or in other violations of law. What’s proposed is preposterously unspecific, leaving schools with little recourse. It’s akin to allowing mortgage holders to dump their loans because they picked the wrong neighborhood in which to reside. In the end, this latest get-out-of-debt free nonsense helps no one. It simply abrogates personal responsibility. And unfortunately for young people sucked into these liberal escapades, life is not so forgiving.)

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers say “Pot proponents see momentum.” The more that push pot, the more that you want to destroy America.
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/290258-pot-proponents-see-momentum

 

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Kinzinger says he can’t support Trump: “I’m an American before I’m a Republican.”
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/03/politics/election-2016-adam-kinzinger-american-before-a-republican/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-White and/or anti-male say that “Trump Reflects White Male Fragility.”  I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who talk and act like a) they are anti-White and/or anti-male or b) they want to curry favor with those who are anti-White and/or anti-male.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/opinion/trump-reflects-white-male-fragility.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats fight efforts to stop voter fraud. For the November 8 election, how many of the millions who are in America illegally will use their false identifications to vote for Democrats?
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/opinion/another-defeat-for-gop-voting-schemes.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want Republicans to pander to Blacks like Democrats pander to Blacks.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/opinion/campaign-stops/why-cant-the-gop-get-real-with-black-voters.html
— U.S. Seeks to Protect Voting System From Cyberattacks – JULIE HIRSCHFELD  (DIERSEN: Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  Democrats are disciples of Saul Alinsky.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/us/politics/us-seeks-to-protect-voting-system-against-cyberattacks.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s Missteps and Obama’s Policies Have Some Republicans Toeing a Thin Line.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/us/politics/how-donald-trump-and-president-obama-put-republicans-in-a-bind.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Running Mates Reveal Discord Gripping Party  Pence Backs Ryan, a Step Trump Shuns
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/us/politics/donald-trump-gop.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump Risks Alienating Military Communities in Swing States.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/05/us/politics/donald-trump-military-support.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “‘Attack dog to pooper scooper’: Mike Pence’s messy job as Trump’s cleanup guy.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/08/04/attack-dog-to-pooper-scooper-mike-pences-messy-job-as-trumps-cleanup-guy/
— Trump campaign chief: ‘We’ve sort of had a rule of not getting involved in primaries.’ – Jenna Johnson  (DIERSEN: I am ever-increasingly reluctant to help elect candidates in primary elections.  Too many times, a) candidates who lose blame me for their loss and b) candidates who win blame me for not winning by a greater margin.  In addition, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois hint/imply/argue/shout that they will viciously destroy any candidate that I might try to help elect.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/08/04/trump-campaign-chief-weve-sort-of-had-a-rule-of-not-getting-involved-in-primaries/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Victory Is Slipping Away for Trump  He can still win—but only if he quits being self-destructive and chooses discipline. – KARL ROVE
http://www.wsj.com/articles/victory-is-slipping-away-for-trump-1470265540
— The Trumpian Purge  The assault on Ryan is part of a broader conservative divide. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Who wants to purge you?  The following focus on purging me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  I should write a book about the aforesaid purgers in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-trumpian-purge-1470266278
— For Economy, Aging Population Poses Double Whammy  As Americans grow older, size and productivity of workforce suffer – GREG IP  (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the Democrats who ran the agency demonized, denigrated and condemned the experience that its employees like me had who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. Of course, needless-to-say, they did that to justify getting rid of their employees like me who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.  My Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates demonized, denigrated, and condemned the experience that I had gained a) working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 level (currently $77,899-$88,286), b) passing the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations, c) earning a job-related bachelor’s degree and three job-related master’s degrees, d) serving on the executive committee of a job-related professional association for 12 years, e) working for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 level (currently $92,632-$120,427), f) etc.  They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, younger, or a veteran.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/for-economy-aging-population-poses-double-whammy-1470249965
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The authors note: “An older worker’s experience increases not only his own productivity but also the productivity of those who work with him.” All else equal, experienced workers are more productive. One study found that productivity peaks at age 50, when productivity is 60% higher than for the average 20 year old.)

 

USA TODAY
— Hillary Clinton’s bid draws legions of female donors – Fredreka Schouten  (DIERSEN: Democrats always promise to use government to give preference to women who vote for Democrats, that is, to use government to discriminate against men who vote for Republicans.  Further, Democrats always promise to use government to give preference to those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/08/03/hillary-clinton-female-donors/87961646/

 

PHILLY
— Comcast wants to sell your Web history – Brian Fung
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20160804_Comcast_wants_to_sell_your_Web_history.html

 

DALLAS NEWS
— Advice for millennials: Are ‘gig economy’ jobs all they’re cracked up to be? – Brianna McGurran
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/personal-finance/headlines/20160804-advice-for-millennials-are-gig-economy-jobs-all-they-re-cracked-up-to-be.ece

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Foot Traffic at Trump Properties Cratering Since He Started His Campaign.”
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/foot-traffic-to-trump-properties-falling-during-campaign.html

 

BLACK INTERPRISE
— Gains in Diversity at Apple Even Please Rev. Jesse Jackson  Apple releases its latest diversity statistics, the number of women and minorities increases – Samara Lynn  (DIERSEN: Jackson must be extremely pleased with GAO and its diversity gains, that is, he must be extremely pleased with GAO’s success in wasting the careers of and getting rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.blackenterprise.com/technology/gains-diversity-apple-even-please-rev-jesse-jackson/

 

AMERICA BLOG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Kinzinger says Trump is being manipulated by Putin and the KGB. Who do your critics/opponents say is manipulating you? Who do my critics/opponents say is manipulating me?
http://americablog.com/2016/08/gop-rep-kinzinger-trump-manipulated-putin-kgb-wom.html

 

SLATE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Could Utah go to Clinton?”
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/08/why_mormons_don_t_like_donald_trump.html

 

THE BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Keeps Failing and It Doesn’t Matter and Donald Trump is arguably the worst presidential candidate in recent history. He hates babies, is racist, mocks the disabled and the parents of fallen veterans. And yet here we are.”
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/08/04/trump-keeps-failing-and-it-doesn-t-matter.html

 

NEW STATESMAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Which of his fellow Republicans will Donald Trump turn on next?”  Are you involved in Republican politics?  Which Republicans have turned on you?  I should write a book on Republicans in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have turned on me.  Each and everyone one of them talk and act like they are being manipulated/dominated by those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/elections/2016/08/which-his-fellow-republicans-will-donald-trump-turn-next-handy-guide

 

GOVERNING
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats fight efforts to stop voter fraud. For the November 8 election, how many of the millions who are in America illegally will use their false identifications to vote for Democrats?
http://www.governing.com/topics/elections/gov-voter-id-rulings-north-dakota-wisconsin-north-carolina.html

 

BUZZFEED
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Isn’t Going To Change And Republicans Know That” and “You think [Trump] gives a shit what Reince Priebus says to him now?”
https://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/trump-isnt-going-to-change-and-republicans-know-that

August 3 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Kasich to Campaign with Kirk Thursday  Sen. Mark Kirk is hosting a pair of campaign events in Chicago Thursday alongside Ohio Gov. John Kasich. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Kasich-to-Campaign-with-Kirk-Thursday-389104212.html

 

CBS2
— Rep. Adam Kinzinger Won’t Support Donald Trump For President
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/08/03/rep-adam-kinzinger-wont-support-donald-trump-for-president/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rep. Kinzinger says he will not support Trump – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rep-kinzinger-says-he-will-not-support-trump/
— Aldermen told mayor wants new 7 percent tax on water-sewer bills – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/aldermen-told-mayor-wants-new-7-percent-tax-on-water-sewer-bills/
— Even if you can smoke pot, that doesn’t mean you should
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-even-if-you-can-smoke-pot-that-doesnt-mean-you-should/
— Obama challenges GOP lawmakers to dump Trump – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/obama-challenges-gop-lawmakers-to-dump-trump/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Republicans discourage illegal immigration.  Democrats and RINOs encourage illegal immigration.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-a-wall-not-what-this-bipartisan-group-built-for-immigrants/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps blast Trump and Trump’s supporters.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-the-constitution-we-carry/
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/roger-simon-the-devil-and-the-donald/
— DePaul could use a refresher course in free speech – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-depaul-could-use-a-refresher-course-in-free-speech/
— Property tax fairness takes another hit – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-property-tax-fairness-takes-another-hit-2/
— If only Daley hadn’t punted pension crisis to Emanuel – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/analysis-if-only-daley-hadnt-punted-pension-crisis-to-emanuel/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “GOP reaches ‘new level of panic’ over Trump’s candidacy.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-gop-panic-donald-trump-20160803-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Is this the beginning of the end for Donald Trump?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-crying-baby-purple-heart-20160803-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Sorry, Republicans. It’s too late to withdraw your Donald Trump endorsements.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-paul-ryan-endorsement-20160803-story.html
— Tom Cullerton Silent On Term Limits
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/community/chi-ugc-article-tom-cullerton-silent-on-term-limits-2016-08-02-story.html
— TRAGIC: Illinoisians spent $2.9 million on medical marijuana products in July
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-illinois-medical-marijuana–20160803-story.html
— Matteson D159 officials spent $96,500 on food, travel, ‘gift’ Coach purses – Matt McCall , Gregory Pratt and Frank Vaisvilas
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-matteson-board-administrators-expenses-st-0724-20160722-story.html
— DePaul University’s fear of words – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-depaul-ben-shapiro-free-speech-edit-20160803-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Kane prosecutor working to implement new marijuana possession law – Harry Hitzeman
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160803/news/160809582/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “It’s not too late to repudiate – and it could regain soul of GOP.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160803/discuss/160809761/

 

WTTW
— Reform Commission Takes 1st Look at New School Funding Model – Matt Masterson
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/08/03/reform-commission-takes-1st-look-new-school-funding-model

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Can and should Donald Trump win the Presidency? “Morning Joe’s,”Mika, Scarborough and Geist discuss that w/Ari Fleischer, you decide.” – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2016/08/5259/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Strick calls on fellow candidates to take ‘No More Madigan’ pledge – Hoang Tran
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/510974459-strick-calls-on-fellow-candidates-to-take-no-more-madigan-pledge

 

MCHENRY TIMES
— Skillicorn joins reformers in call for term limits – Kerry Goff
http://mchenrytimes.com/stories/510982866-skillicorn-joins-reformers-in-call-for-term-limits

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Olsen takes oath as State Representative – Stephen Silver
http://willcountygazette.com/stories/510985722-olsen-takes-oath-as-state-representative

 

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— NAPERVILLE VOTERS IN 81ST LEGISLATIVE HOUSE DISTRICT HAVE A NEW STATE REP – Cheryl Meyer
http://www.positivelynaperville.com/2016/08/03/naperville-voters-81st-legislative-house-district-new-state-rep/63668

 

ILLINOIS MIRROR
— Jim Edgar is Wrong About Turnover and the Need for Term Limits – Brittany Clingen
http://www.illinoismirror.com/jim-edgar-is-wrong-about-turnover-and-the-need-for-term-limits/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Orland Park Public Library Bans Book About Orland Park Public Library – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/08/orland-park-public-library-bans-book-about-orland-park-public-library/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— LIBERTY COUNSEL CONDEMNS NEW ILLINOIS LAW AS AN “UNCONSTITUTIONAL, TYRANNICAL STATUTE”
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/liberty-counsel-condemns-new-illinois-law-as-an-unconstitutional-tyrannical-statute.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Kinzinger goes on CNN to say he won’t back Trump  (DIERSEN: How many in Kinzinger’s Congressional District voted for Trump in the primary?)
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/03/kinzinger-goes-on-cnn-to-say-he-wont-back-trump/
— Duckworth case removed from trial docket
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/03/duckworth-trial-removed-from-trial-docket/

 

CHRISTIAN DAILY
— Illinois governor signs bill forcing medical professionals to promote abortion – Lorraine Caballero
http://christiandaily.com/article/illinois-governor-signs-bill-forcing-medical-professionals-to-promote-abortion/54863.htm

 

FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL
— Illinois Governor Signs Bill Forcing Pregnancy Care Centers to Refer for Abortions – Andrew Guernsey
http://www.frcblog.com/2016/08/illinois-governor-signs-bill-forcing-pregnancy-care-centers-refer-abortions/

 

GOPUSA
— Trump: Voter ID rulings could lead to ‘rigged’ election
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13333
— Welfare Is the New Work
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13260
— Two boys, 14 and 15, among at least 11 shot across Chicago in one day
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13340

 

TOWNHALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Panicked Allies Plot ‘Intervention’ As GOP ‘Actively Explores’ Replacing Trump.”
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2016/08/03/reports-are-republicans-preparing-to-abandon-an-imploding-trump-campaign-en-masse-n2201345

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Conservatism’s Sad and Ugly Transformation into Trumpism.”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/438623/conservatisms-moral-crisis-defending-trumps-lies

 

THE HILL
— RNC: Trump will be on ballot – Jonathan Easley and Jonathan Swan
http://thehill.com/homenews/presidential-campaign/290336-rnc-trump-will-be-on-ballot
— Priebus, Giuliani, Gingrich plot Trump ‘intervention’ – Jesse Byrnes
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/290247-priebus-giuliani-gingrich-plot-trump-intervention-report

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Runaway Trump Train Picks Up Speed As Aides Can’t Grab The Controls  Paul Manafort isn’t quitting, but is said to be “frustrated.” The RNC is distancing itself. Even Trump’s kids seem powerless.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/runaway-trump-unmanageable_us_57a15f8de4b08a8e8b600c89

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Fueled by Small Donations, Donald Trump Makes Up Major Financial Ground – NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and NICK CORASANITI
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/us/politics/trump-fundraising.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “GOP Frustrations With Trump Mount as Allies Weigh Options.”
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/08/03/us/politics/ap-us-campaign-2016.html
— Fueled by Small Donations, Donald Trump Makes Up Major Financial Ground – NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/us/politics/trump-fundraising.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps encourage Muslims to join the U.S. military.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/us/muslims-us-military.html
— Why Trump Is Not Like Other Draft Dodgers – TED GUP
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/opinion/why-trump-is-not-like-other-draft-dodgers.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On the evening of Dec. 1, 1969, I was sitting on the floor of a crowded Brandeis University dorm room while on the TV the birth dates of men across the nation, contained in small blue capsules, were drawn out of a container. This lottery would largely determine who among some 850,000 of the draft-eligible would go to Vietnam and who would be left to carry on with their careers, free from the threat of enemy fire. That evening came back to me on Tuesday as I read about Donald Trump’s multiple student deferments and the bone spurs he said exempted him from service. I am no fan of Mr. Trump’s, but on this issue, I am in no position to stand in judgment. I had the dubious honor of being picked first in that 1969 lottery, along with all the eligible men who shared my birthday, Sept. 14. But I did not go into service. Just before I graduated, I instead availed myself of a psychiatrist who, for a fee, swore that I suffered from delusions of grandeur because I wanted to be a writer and travel the world. Funny how the truth can be twisted into something so dishonorable. Mr. Trump and I were among those favored sons who could find a relatively easy exit from the draft. But Mr. Trump still stands out. Reading of his comments questioning Senator John McCain’s status as a hero, his equating the risks of contracting sexual diseases with the perils of combat, his attack on the family of a fallen Muslim officer, and his claim of sacrifice in pursuit of wealth and self-aggrandizement, I realized just how isolated and self-absorbed he was during that turbulent period, and how completely out of sync he is with most of his generation, veterans and evaders alike. He seems to have escaped the turmoil of the 1960s and ’70s not merely unscathed, but untouched by humanity. For many of us who avoided the draft, the ensuing years brought with them not merely a measure of guilt, but also a deeper appreciation for the sacrifices of those who did serve. They gave rise to a new patriotism — one tinged with remorse, but also renewed recognition of the courage and grit of those who, no older than ourselves and no less eager to get on with their lives, had gone off to war.)
— Make the Government a Model Employer – Editorial
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/opinion/make-the-government-a-model-employer.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Reince Priebus figures out that he blew it.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/08/03/reince-priebus-figures-out-that-he-blew-it/

 

MCCLATCHY DC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Panic in the GOP: Party furious, fearful over Trump.”
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article93578777.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Mike Pence Endorses Paul Ryan After Donald Trump’s Refusal  Dispute over whether the Wisconsin Republican had requested endorsement –  JANET HOOK and KRISTINA PETERSON
http://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-refusal-to-endorse-paul-ryan-shows-chasm-between-the-two-1470241682

 

USA TODAY
— Voter ID laws help protect elections: We will appeal this erroneous ruling and continue to stand up for common-sense laws. – Gov. Pat McCrory
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/08/02/voter-laws-help-protect-elections-gov-mccrory/87974622/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: Trump harassment remarks called ‘victim blaming’ – Mary Bowerman
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/08/02/donald-eric-trump-sexual-harassment-victim-blaming-women-work-ivanka-trump/87957126/

 

NEWSWEEK
— MUSLIM FAMILIES OF DEAD AMERICAN SOLDIERS SEEM DETERMINED TO OPPOSE DONALD TRUMP – REUTERS  (DIERSEN: What about Christian families of dead American soldiers?  What percent of American soldiers killed since September 11, 2001 were killed by those said they did it to advance Islam?)
http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-muslims-republicans-gold-star-families-us-military-humayun-khan-487083

 

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Republicans Are Realizing They’ve Made a Huge Mistake.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/135791/republicans-realizing-theyve-made-huge-mistake

 

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump insists campaign is greater than ever as Republicans plot intervention.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/03/donald-trump-campaign-republicans-confrontation-us-election

August 3 Morning Edition

CBS2
— Trump’s Purple Heart Draws Rebuke From Illinois Vets – Charlie De Mar
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/08/02/trumps-purple-heart-draws-rebuke-from-illinois-vets/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday showed off a Purple Heart he received from a supporter, just days after feuding with the parents of a U.S. soldier killed in action. “I always wanted to get the Purple Heart,” he said at a campaign stop Tuesday. “This was much easier, but I tell you it was such an honor.” The Purple Heart is given to soldiers who are wounded in combat and many veterans are upset the Trump accepted it, especially after he received five deferments to avoid the Vietnam War. Thomas Kapsalis received a Purple Heart in World War II, after he was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge. His leg was nearly blown off and he still has shrapnel in his body. “All hell broke loose, airplanes coming and bombing us, and I was up on the front lines,” he told CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar. He was held captive for five months and was awarded the Purple Heart for his bravery and sacrifice. When he enlisted, he said, he was “afraid to even shoot my rifle.” “You cannot get the Purple Heart unless you shed blood,” Kapsalis said. Trump’s remarks are not sitting well with him. “I don’t understand why he’s saying that,” Kapsalis said. Illinois congresswoman Tammy Duckworth posted a photo on Twitter of her with her Purple Heart, with a message directed at Donald Trump.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Child care agency looks past state subsidies to survive – Mark Brown  (DIERSEN: What percent of those in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct depend on state subsidies to survive?  Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, the aforesaid percentages will only increase.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/concordia-place-ravenswood-child-care-center/
— Without clout, judge says no appeal in boring job – Dan Mihalopoulos  (DIERSEN: What do you do and how boring is it?  I spend 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out.  What I do is not boring at all, but it is extremely stressful. I am constantly reminded of how individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors ARE INCREASINGLY SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING RID OF THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  I am constantly reminded of the successes that those who promote dependency on government; LGBTQ activity; abortion; mass/illegal immigration; abolition of the First and Second Amendments; pot, promiscuity, booze, gambling and other vices; political affiliation discrimination; reverse discrimination; age discrimination; etc. are having.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/mihalopoulos-without-clout-judge-says-no-appeal-boring-job/
— With cops turning down OT, groups mobilize residents on Labor Day – Angie Stewart  (DIERSEN: How much crime and what kind of crime do you anticipate will be committed over the Labor Day weekend in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  Who do you anticipate will commit those crimes?  Why do you think they will commit those crimes?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/with-cops-turning-down-ot-groups-mobilize-residents-on-labor-day/
— High-profile conservative Ben Shapiro banned at DePaul – Stefano Esposito and Mitch Dudek (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, DePaul does things that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980. How soon, if not already, will DePaul rescind it?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/high-profile-conservative-banned-at-depaul/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner panel to meet on school funding formula – Monique Garcia  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, Democrats want to a) take more tax dollars away from Republican areas and b) give those tax dollars to Democrat areas.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-emanuel-rauner-wednesday-spin-20160803-story.html
— Chicago to test for lead in water on higher-risk streets – Michael Hawthorne (DIERSEN: How old are you?  How much lead did you ingest when you were young and during the last 10 years, 20 years, 30 years, 40 years, 50 years, 60 years, etc.?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-chicago-water-testing-20160801-story.html
— Donald Trump spokeswoman blames Obama for 2004 Muslim soldier’s death  (DIERSEN: Are you involved in government and/or in politics?  Who are your spokespersons?  Do they read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-muslim-family-20160803-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH GRAPHICS: Taxpayers cover $4 million in teachers’ college costs – Jake Griffin  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, except for some small tuition reimbursements, I used my time and my money to earn a job-related bachelor’s degree, three job-related master’s degrees, and two job-related professional certifications. My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the courses a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and d) were a distraction.  They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160803/news/160809691/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Taxpayers in 70 suburban school districts paid more than $4 million last year to send 3,085 teachers back to college. The tuition reimbursement programs are meant to attract and keep teachers. But they do more than that. Since teachers’ salaries are commonly tied to their education levels, taxpayers essentially are paying to help teachers make more money. And since salaries are the biggest driver of teacher pension costs, those taxpayer-funded classes are also helping increase pension obligations. Tuition reimbursement for teachers came to nearly a half-million dollars in both Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 and Northwest Suburban High School District 214. Other school districts spent far less, and some, like Elgin Area School District U-46 and Naperville Unit District 203, have no tuition coverage for teachers and spent nothing. That’s according to school district financial records obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests.)

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Nick Provenzano resigns from McHenry County Board to work for Hultgren – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/08/02/nick-provenzano-resigns-from-mchenry-county-board-to-work-for-hultgren/ahml4cd/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner signs bill altering health care ‘right of conscience’ law – Dean Olsen (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.  In Illinois, if you are not going to defend and advance the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office as a Republican.  The Illinois Democrat Party (IDP) platform promotes abortion.  The IRP platform discourages abortion.  One could argue that if you sign bills that promote the IDP platform, you are a Democrat.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160802/rauner-signs-bill-altering-health-care-right-of-conscience-law
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Opponents of the bill included the Illinois Family Institute, which said the changes in the more than 40-year-old law — recognized previously as one of the broadest in the country — will reduce religious freedom. “It is going to force pro-life doctors and nurses to violate their conscience,” David E. Smith, executive director of the not-for-profit institute, said Tuesday. However, Brigid Leahy, Planned Parenthood’s director of public policy, said: “This is not a violation of religious freedom. The whole purpose of this is to prevent harm. Religious rights should not be allowed to cause harm to another person.” Smith said the Tinley Park-based institute was “extremely disappointed” in Rauner. “We thought he was for smaller government and individual rights,” Smith said. “Instead, he chose to side with the Democrats and tyrannical government.” Asked to respond, Rauner spokesman Andrew Flach said in an email, without elaborating, that Rauner “has never pushed a social agenda and remains committed to government, economic and education reforms that can turn around Illinois.”)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Sex advocates glorify and praise Rauner. According to this article, Rauner spokesman Andrew Flach said, “Gov. Rauner has never pushed a social agenda.”  If you sign bills that push the Democrat Party’s social agenda, you are not a Republican.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160802/illinois-now-has-nations-most-comprehensive-birth-control-law-advocates-say

 

HERALD NEWS
— Republicans push for term limits, district map reform at Minooka event  Durkin wants Madigan to allow vote on constitutional amendments – MIKE MALLORY
http://www.theherald-news.com/2016/08/02/republicans-push-for-term-limits-district-map-reform-at-minooka-event/aalxqsk/

 

SAUK VALLEY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
http://www.saukvalley.com/2016/08/01/what-we-think-congressman-awaits-reason-to-back-trump/ahptqgg/

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Term limits, Gov. Rauner? – Editorial
http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-term-limits-gov-rauner/article_ad241d95-8025-58c6-998a-1bff7b4a4a86.html

 

WSIL TV
— The Latest: Trump campaign raises $80 million – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32606065/the-latest-trump-campaign-raises-80-million

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Khan to Trump: ‘Put that Purple Heart back’  Trump received draft deferment due to bone spurs in heels – CNN  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the anti-Trumps shout that I am an unpatriotic cowardly draft dodger because I sought and obtained a) student draft deferments 1966-1970 and b) a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971?)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/khan-to-trump-put-that-purple-heart-back

 

OAK PARK
— Oak Park approves a minimum wage proposal  Ordinance falls short of demands for $15 village-wide minimum wage – Timothy Inklebarger  (DIERSEN: I worked for far less than $15/hour in today’s dollars until I was 18 years old.  I would not have gotten the job that did pay $15/hour in today’s dollars if I had not had a high school diploma, had not passed an employment examination, had not passed a physical examination, had not had a drivers license and a good driving record, had not passed a truck driving test, had not passed a background check, had not had a car that I could/would use to make deliveries from, and if I had not been available to work all Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and holidays.)
http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/8-2-2016/Oak-Park-approves-a–minimum-wage-proposal/

 

OAK LAWN PATCH
— Teen’s Parents Sue High-School Locker Room Peeper and School Administrators  A federal lawsuit alleges Dist. 218 administrators were aware of other complaints about the employee prior to the locker-room incident. – Lorraine Swanson
http://patch.com/illinois/oaklawn/parents-sue-richards-employee-accused-peeping-teen-locker-room

 

DEPAULIA
— Student group seeks faculty support after conservative speaker ban – Jackson Danbeck, Rachel Hinton  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, DePaul does things that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980. How soon, if not already, will DePaul rescind it?)
http://depauliaonline.com/2016/08/02/conservative-commentator-shapiro-banned-speaking-depaul/

 

ILLINOIS LKEAKS
— Using the Illinois Municipal League to Justify Illegal and Improper Activity – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/08/using-the-illinois-municipal-league-to-justify-illegal-and-improper-activity/

 

ILLINOIS OBSERVER
— Top Cops Praise Rauner; Homeschooling Up 50%; Durkin Pushes Term Limits
http://www.illinoisobserver.net/2016/08/03/top-cops-praise-rauner-homeschooling-50-durkin-pushes-term-limits/

 

ILLINOIS TIMES
— Gill challenges signature barrier to ballot  Independent candidates face unfair burden, lawsuit claims – Patrick Yeagle
http://illinoistimes.com/article-17517-gill-challenges-signature-barrier-to-ballot-%7C-independent-candidates-face-unfair-burden,-lawsuit-claims.html

 

ILLINOIS OPPORTUNITY PROJECT
— War on Taxpayers: AFSCME Threatens to Strike – Pat Hughes
http://illinoisopportunity.org/war-on-taxpayers-afscme-threatens-to-strike/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS PARENTS GROUP BOYCOTTS TARGET FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/illinois-parents-group-boycotts-target-for-school-supplies.html
— KIRK RESPONDS TO REVELATION THAT OBAMA PAID RANSOM FOR HOSTAGES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/kirk-responds-to-revelation-that-obama-paid-for-hostages.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner appointees are 75 percent white, 75 percent male, but no data to compare to Quinn
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/03/rauner-appointees-are-75-percent-white-75-percent-male-but-no-data-to-compare-to-quinn/
— Yard signs don’t vote, but they’re here to stay
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/03/yard-signs-dont-vote-but-theyre-here-to-stay/

 

RED STATE
— What Do Abortion, Gov. Bruce Rauner And Donald Trump Have In Common?
http://www.redstate.com/diary/stridentconservative/2016/08/03/abortion-gov.-bruce-rauner-donald-trump-common/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Report: Top GOP Officials ‘Actively Exploring’ How To Replace Trump If He Drops Out – ALEX PFEIFFER
http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/03/report-top-gop-officials-actively-exploring-how-to-replace-trump-if-he-drops-out-video/

 

EAGLE FORUM
— Platforms Offer a Stark Choice – Phyllis Schlafly
http://www.eagleforum.org/publications/column/platforms-offer-a-stark-choice.html

 

GOPUSA
— No freedom of speech for conservative speakers at DePaul University  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, DePaul does things that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980. How soon, if not already, will DePaul rescind it?)
http://www.gopusa.com/no-freedom-of-speech-for-conservative-speakers-at-depaul-university/
— Not All US Muslim Soldiers Are Equal – Michelle Malkin
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13309

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Rauner signs bill forcing pro-life doctors to promote abortion – Bradford Richardson  (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.  In Illinois, if you are not going to defend and advance the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office as a Republican.  The Illinois Democrat Party (IDP) platform promotes abortion.  The IRP platform discourages abortion.  One could argue that if you sign bills that promote the IDP platform, you are a Democrat.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/2/bruce-rauner-illinois-governor-signs-bill-forcing-/

 

THE BLAZE
— ‘Racist Out!’: Watch How ‘Black and Brown’ Activists Forcibly Remove Trump Supporter From NYC Park – Kate Scanlon
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/08/02/racist-out-watch-how-black-and-brown-activists-forcibly-remove-trump-supporter-from-nyc-park/
— Planned Parenthood Excoriated Over Response to Trump ‘Kicking Out’ Crying Baby – Kate Scanlon
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/08/02/wow-planned-parenthood-excoriated-over-response-to-trump-kicking-out-crying-baby/

 

THE HILL
— Fears grow as military pulled into presidential politics – Kristina Wong
http://thehill.com/policy/defense/290192-fears-grow-as-military-pulled-into-presidential-politics
— Duckworth hits Trump over Purple Heart – Ben Kamisar
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/290191-dem-iraq-war-vet-hits-trump-over-purple-heart

 

POLITICO
— Anti-Trump Republicans caught in quandary  Even as a few move to Hillary’s camp, many remain reluctant to help a Democrat, but lack a clear idea of what to do instead. – Kyle Cheney  (DIERSEN: Who are the “anti-Trump Republicans” in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct?  How far will they go to get rid of Republicans who support Trump?)
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/never-donald-trump-republicans-226537
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/few-gop-candidates-campaign/2016/08/02/id/741851/

 

NBC NEWS
— RNC Chairman Priebus ‘Apoplectic’ Over Trump’s Refusal to Endorse Ryan – KATY TUR  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about “Republican” candidates in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who I have helped elect who not only refuse to endorse me for anything, but who a) blame me for their problems, b) blame me for your problems, c) blame me for my problems, and d) blame me for everyone’s problems. Many, if not most, if not virtually all of the aforesaid read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to get information to use against me.  The aforesaid either did nothing to help me keep the following positions or they helped my critics/opponents get rid of me: TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board of directors member.)
http://www.nbcnews.com/card/rnc-chairman-priebus-apoplectic-over-trumps-refusal-endorse-ryan-n622001

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Donald Trump Steps Up Criticism of Khans and G.O.P. Leaders – ALEXANDER BURNS
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/us/politics/donald-trump-gop.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Paul Ryan’s Trump dilemma has gotten much, much worse.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2016/08/03/daily-202-paul-ryan-s-trump-dilemma-has-gotten-much-much-worse/57a16d16cd249a68be7adb8e/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump’s Washington Post interview should make Republicans panic.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/03/donald-trump-has-a-secret-state-strategy-that-you-cant-know-about/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump has wasted half of the general election with nothing to show for it.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/03/donald-trump-has-wasted-half-of-the-general-election-with-nothing-to-show-for-it/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “there has never a better chance to cut Trump loose.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/08/03/republicans-there-has-never-a-better-chance-to-cut-trump-loose/
— Trump on how women should deal with harassment: It’s ‘up to the individual’ – Katie Zezima and Philip Rucker (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats. While I worked for the Post Office, I was able to deal with their harassment for almost 3 years. While I worked for IRS, I was able to deal with their harassment for almost 9 years. While I worked for GAO, I was able to deal with their harassment for almost 18 years.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/donald-and-eric-trump-opine-on-sexual-harassment–and-draw-fire/2016/08/02/9814549e-58c5-11e6-9aee-8075993d73a2_story.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say Trump campaign insiders say “Trump getting “nuttier and nuttier.”
http://nypost.com/2016/08/03/trump-getting-nuttier-and-nuttier-campaign-insiders-say/

 

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
— Gold Star mom to Trump: ‘How would he feel if he lost his child?’ – Hamed Aleaziz  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats divert attention away from those who kill American soldiers.  Beyond overwhelmingly, those who kill American soldiers say that they do it to advance Islam.)
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Gold-Star-mom-to-Trump-How-would-he-feel-if-9074301.php

 

PORTLAND PRESS HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump candidacy only deepens difficulties for Collins, other Republican women.”
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/08/02/trump-candidacy-only-deepens-difficulties-for-collins-other-republican-women/

 

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Withholds Ryan, McCain Backing as Payback Roils GOP – Billy House
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-08-02/trump-withholds-backing-from-ryan-mccain-in-apparent-payback

 

FORBES
— IRS Increases ‘Marriage Penalty,’ Unmarried Cohabitants To Get Twice The Mortgage Interest Deduction – Tony Nitti
http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonynitti/2016/08/01/irs-increases-marriage-penalty-unmarried-cohabitants-to-get-twice-the-mortgage-interest-deduction/

 

PR NEWSWIRE
— Election 2016: How Leaders Can Keep Employees Focused on Work, Not Politics – Mary C. Kelly and Peter B. Stark (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, employers who are Democrat focus on a) not hiring, retaining, or promoting Republicans and b) getting rid of their employees who are Republican.)
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/election-2016-how-leaders-can-keep-employees-focused-on-work-not-politics-300308374.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As the Presidential election heats up, employees are spending more time watching the news, checking their social media accounts and hanging out by the water cooler discussing the candidates – all at the expense of lost productivity and possibly igniting personnel conflicts that will simmer long after the votes are cast. “This election year is running high on emotion, ugly rhetoric, and polarization. Unfortunately, some of the angst associated with the issues of the election are creeping into the workplace. People are angry. Angry people are less productive. What does a great leader do?” asks Mary C. Kelly, PhD., co-author of the new leadership book, “Why Leaders Fail.” She and co-author, Peter B. Stark created a list of five guidelines for leaders who want to succeed: 1. Raise the bar and set expectations for performance. Employees who have a lot of time to talk about politics do not have enough to do. Make it clear to your teams that what we do is important, and we need everyone to focus on doing their job to succeed. 2. Demand a culture of respect. Make sure everyone knows that there will always be differences of opinions, but in the workplace we will always have a culture of respect. You don’t have to like other people’s opinions, but you do have to respect the fact that they are entitled to opinions that are different from yours. You may not like someone’s politics, but that doesn’t mean you get to disrespect them. 3. Remind employees of uniting factors. Ultimately what unites us is a desire to work, provide for our families, and make a difference in the world. We all want to be successful, support others, and be a positive role model in the community. Remind people that at work, we need to stay focused on what unites us: the mission, vision and goals of the company. 4. Agree to disagree. Leaders know not everyone is going to agree on every decision or every issue, and that is true in the workplace as well as politics Allow people the freedom to respectfully discuss, but make sure the diatribe remains thoughtful, civil, and respectful. 5. Limit distractions. Most of our clients in the business world have one thing in common. They complain they have way too much to do and not enough time to get all their work done. We cannot waste time with distraction. Leaders can help limit distractions by holding people accountable for the on-time achievement of their goals. Emotions are running high this year because voters perceive that their leaders have failed them. In their 2016 book, “Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success” the authors analyze why good people, when promoted, hired or elected, so often fail. One of the top failures happens when leaders lose the trust of the people they are supposed to lead. “Trust is hard to earn and easy to lose,” said Stark, CEO of Peter Barron Stark Companies says. “And it can happen when leaders often are not paying attention to what matters to their people.” Another failure is when leaders try so hard to be popular that they allow their need to be l­­iked to interfere or even dictate their decision. “We all want to be liked on some level,” agrees Kelly, CEO of Productive Leaders, “but relying on popularity to run an organization guarantees failure.” Good leadership is difficult and it can be tough, especially when the employees are worried about outside influences. Leaders have to stay focused so their people stay focused. Leadership means making decisions that are right for the organization and its people.)

 

PROGRESS ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Sex Advocates Praise Rauner For Signing Bills
http://progressillinois.com/news/content/2016/08/02/advocates-praise-gov-rauner-signing-bills-protecting-womens-health

 

DAILY MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3720059/Retiring-Republican-lawmaker-calls-Trump-deeply-flawed-unfit-serve-GOP-lawmaker-say-ll-vote-Hillary.html

 

GUARDIAN
— Vancouver slaps 15% tax on foreign house buyers in effort to cool market  Canadian authorities have taken action to tackle the affordability crisis in British Columbia’s biggest city where a detached home now costs C$1.56m – Ashifa Kassam
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/02/vancouver-real-estate-foreign-house-buyers-tax