November 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: Testing ramps up as IL reports 11,891 new coronavirus cases, 127 deaths. DuPage County works to expand testing; hospital bed availability in question – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-13012-new-coronavirus-cases-126-deaths/8145664/

CBS2
— Crowds Line Up To Get Tested For COVID Ahead Of Thanksgiving, But Doctors Warn Negative Result ‘Isn’t A Guarantee You Can Do Whatever You Want’ – Marissa Parra
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/21/crowds-line-up-to-get-tested-for-covid-ahead-of-thanksgiving-but-doctors-warn-negative-result-isnt-a-guarantee-you-can-do-whatever-you-want/
— With COVID-19 Hospitalizations Already Surging, Doctors ‘Very Worried’ About What Happens After Thanksgiving – Jeremy Ross
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/21/with-covid-19-hospitalizations-already-surging-doctors-very-worried-about-what-happens-after-thanksgiving/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 11,891 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases and 127 additional deaths reported Saturday
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20201121-26tiptkw4vbadhspsclquu6ugq-story.html
— Maine Township cuts pay, eliminates pensions for officials elected next spring – JENNIFER JOHNSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/ct-prh-maine-township-salaries-tl-1119-20201119-cfph4snig5ddthdldxmcsjvh2a-story.html
— Wisconsin election officials say Trump observers obstructing recount, some ‘clearly don’t know what they are doing’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-election-wisconsin-recount-observers-20201122-vwvooa6sjbaqpleoveexhlphbu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ‘Blood in the water?’ Unfazed Madigan hits the phones, wary Democrats defect and potential successors jockey. Politically wounded by the indictment of one of his close confidants and three others, Madigan was busy Friday calling legislators to assure them he’s planning to run for another term as speaker and gauging their support. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/11/20/21587872/mike-madigan-phones-speaker-democrats-defect-successors-comed-davis-cassidy-ford
— New COVID-19 restrictions have local businesses fearing the worst: “We’re not this giant company that can take a sustained hit.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/11/21/21588531/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ask “Who will speak up for America’s democracy?” and say “We must stand together against Trump’s phony claims of vote fraud.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/20/21587750/election-disputes-donald-triump-joe-biden-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— Geneva considers ticketing people, businesses over governor’s COVID-19 orders – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201120/geneva-considers-ticketing-people-businesses-over-governors-covid-19-orders

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Is it the end of the road for Mike Madigan? – Doug Finke
https://www.pjstar.com/story/news/2020/11/21/end-road-illinois-house-speaker-mike-madigan/6376868002/

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Iroquois County clerk opens office for candidate filings
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/iroquois-county-clerk-opens-office-for-candidate-filings/article_4977ca6e-2b48-11eb-abbc-5bf583489413.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 822 cases Saturday, 6 deaths, region’s positivity rate rises to 14.8% – JOSHUA WELGE
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/21/dupage-county-reports-822-cases-saturday-6-deaths-regions-positivity-rate-rises-to-14-8/aqttokt/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— LaSalle County GOP Files For Emergency TRO Against Election Certification – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/11/lasalle-county-gop-files-for-emergency-tro-against-election-certification/

FOX NEWS
— RNC chairwoman calls on Michigan officials to pause election certification Audits are not allowed in Michigan until after the election results have been certified – Caitlin McFall
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/rnc-chairwoman-michigan-pause-election-certification

GOPUSA
— Friday Night Riots In Portland And Omaha
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98192
— Dominion Voting Systems ‘Lawyers Up,’ Abruptly Backs Out Of PA State House Fact-Finding Hearing
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98190

PJ MEDIA
— Culture of Corruption in Illinois: Longest-Serving State House Speaker in America Losing His Grip on Power – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/11/20/culture-of-corruption-in-illinois-longest-serving-state-house-speaker-in-america-losing-his-grip-on-power-n1165691

THE HILL
— Milwaukee officials accuse Trump observers of obstructing recount – KAELAN DEESE
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/527040-wisconsin-county-election-officials-accuse-trump-observers-of

November 21 Morning Edition

ABC7
— CDC coronavirus update: Agency says most COVID-19 infections spread by people without symptoms
https://abc7chicago.com/health/cdc-says-most-covid-19-infections-spread-by-asymptomatic-people/8144335/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-11/21/2020

CBS2
— Illinois State Police Enforcing Indoor Dining Ban As Local Governments Flout Restrictions
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/20/indoor-dining-ban-enforcement-illinois/

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “With silence, GOP enables Trump’s risky endgame.”
https://wgnradio.com/news/political-news/analysis-with-silence-gop-enables-trumps-risky-endgame/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump’s election challenges falling flat in court.”
https://wgnradio.com/news/political-news/explainer-trumps-election-challenges-falling-flat-in-court/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— 13,012 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases and 126 more deaths reported as Tier 3 restrictions go into effect across state (DIERSEN: According to Google, the Chicago Tribune has lifted its paywall on this story and says “To support essential reporting, please consider becoming a subscriber.”)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20201120-r5iy2hfrj5ac3euaibm2za4ihi-story.html
— Social media: Everyone’s sharing, no one is taking responsibility – CLARENCE PAGE (DIERSEN: Unlike my competitors, that is, unlike my critics/opponents, I practice full attribution. I highlight the source, title, author, and unhidden hyperlink of articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and on www.gopillinois.com . I take full responsibility for what I do. Those who object to the aforesaid articles should take their complaints to the sources of those articles and to the authors of those articles. To post something on a website is to put it in the public domain. My critics/opponents want to stop me from sending out the emails, but failing that, they want to stop everyone from reading the emails, but failing that, they punish me for including links in the emails to articles published by authors who they blacklist. My critics/opponents have hundreds, if not thousands, if not millions of authors on their blacklists. My critics/opponents blacklist me because I refuse to carry out their blacklist orders. I should write a book about a) my critics/opponents, b) authors who they blacklist, and c) why my critics/opponents blacklist those authors.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-dorsey-zuckerberg-cruz-page-20201120-bbiumybyo5gjtbjpzwwi635kfe-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— In Illinois, U.S. Reps. John Shimkus, Adam Kinzinger and GOP House Leader Jim Durkin exceptions to Trump enablers. A few Republicans start to acknowledge reality: Joe Biden is the president-elect. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/11/20/21587999/2020-presidential-election-biden-trump-electoral-votes-recounts-republicans
— Local businesses brace for impact new COVID restrictions: ‘We’re not Amazon. We’re not Google.’ “There are guidelines that we’re trying to follow as best we can … but it does make it very difficult to make ends meet,” said Tony Marquez, owner of EFK Martial Arts in Edgewater. “We’re not this giant company that can take a sustained hit.” – Sam Charles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/20/21587841/illinois-coronavirus-business-restrictions-covid-capacity-limits

HERALD & REVIEW
— 9 have filed for spot on ballot for Decatur City Council (DIERSEN: Questions to ask City Council candidates: If elected, would you encourage or discourage the following: reparations, BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/9-have-filed-for-spot-on-ballot-for-decatur-city-council/article_9ea4d77a-0cf4-5a6d-90f3-5671a29cad57.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Retiring Illinois State University president says COVID-19 didn’t push him out – Lenore Sobota (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are a White male who retires, your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that you were pushed out, and that you should have been pushed out.)
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/education/watch-now-retiring-illinois-state-university-president-says-covid-19-didnt-push-him-out/article_df10413d-5b53-5327-a089-fbebca4cad95.html

BUREAU COUNTY REPUBLICAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters glorify and praise Kinzinger.
https://www.bcrnews.com/2020/11/18/our-view-congressman-adam-kinzinger-is-leading-by-example/a6xot8p/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 370 cases Friday, 8 deaths, region’s positivity rate drops to 14.6% – JOSHUA WELGE
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/21/dupage-county-reports-370-cases-friday-8-deaths-regions-positivity-rate-drops-to-14-6/apkc883/

WGLT
— McLean Among Very Few Counties To Flip In Election
By CHARLIE SCHLENKER & CATRINA PETERSEN
https://www.wglt.org/post/mclean-among-very-few-counties-flip-election#stream/0

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump’s Futile Fight To Overturn Election Loss Breeds Turmoil, Risk.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trumps-futile-fight-overturn-election-loss-breeds-turmoil-risk#stream/0

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Stop the Steal rally Saturday in DuPage features Moms for America speaker – Juliette Fairley
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/565789508-stop-the-steal-rally-saturday-in-dupage-features-moms-for-america-speaker
— Mark Curran finds silver lining in session cancellation: ‘The less they’re there, the fewer bad laws they can pass’ – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/565213493-curran-finds-silver-lining-in-session-cancellation-the-less-they-re-there-the-fewer-bad-laws-they-can-pass

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS LOSES 1,100 JOBS IN OCTOBER, UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS LARGELY FROM WORKERS GIVING UP – Bryce Hill (DIERSEN: In 1998, when I was 49 years old, I gave up trying to find a job appropriate for someone with my education, work experience, professional certifications, and professional license. Employers do not want to hire those who oppose political affiliation discrimination, oppose reverse discrimination, or oppose age discrimination. Employers do not want to hire those who do not help them meet their Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets. Employers do not want to hire those who are draft avoiders. Employers do not want to hire those who have had adverse actions taken against them. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-loses-1100-jobs-in-october-unemployment-rate-falls-largely-from-workers-giving-up/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— How To Swing an Election, Illinois Style – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/11/spotlight-how-to-swing-an-election-illinois-style/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Sorry, But I’m Not Buying Obama’s Portrait of Racist America – Dr. Michael L. Brown (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will governments and political organizations require candidates for government and political organization offices who are conservative, Republican, Trump supporters, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or if their ancestors have been in America for a long time to proclaim the aforesaid are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all?)
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/sorry-but-im-not-buying-obamas-portrait-of-racist-america/

FOX NEWS
— Squad member Rashida Tlaib, accused of being anti-Semitic, to speak on panel about anti-Semitism Tlaib was criticized after describing the ‘calm feeling’ she experienced when thinking about the Holocaust – Sam Dorman (DIERSEN: Democrats always paint Republicans as being anti-Semitic. The more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats paint you as being anti-Semitic: Republican, conservative, German national origin, Lutheran, if your ancestors have been in America for a long time, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, draft avoider, and/or gun owner. My Democrat superiors in the federal government stressed the aforesaid about me to my Jewish superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates. Further, they stressed that I lived in Crete 1948-1972 and that I have lived in Wheaton since 1978. In my defense, I stressed that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/rashida-tlaib-anti-semitism-panel-squad

BREITBART
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump hater says “Founders Intended to Count Illegal Aliens in Congressional Apportionment.”
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/11/20/george-will-founders-intended-to-count-illegal-aliens-in-congressional-apportionment/
— Establishment Failures at National Review Trash Breitbart Readers – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes trash those who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, that is, they rash you. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/11/20/nolte-establishment-failures-at-national-review-trash-breitbart-readers/

THE HILL
— GOP lawmaker patience runs thin with Trump tactics – ALEXANDER BOLTON
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/526962-gop-lawmaker-patience-runs-thin-with-trump-tactics

REUTERS
— Why Republican voters say there’s ‘no way in hell’ Trump lost – Brad Brooks, Nathan Layne, Tim Reid
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-fraud-insight/why-republican-voters-say-theres-no-way-in-hell-trump-lost-idUSKBN2801D4?il=0

ABC NEWS
— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, expanded ‘Squad’ demand Biden deliver on Green New Deal Progressives are facing off with the New Democrat Coalition. – John Parkinson
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rep-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-expanded-squad-demand-biden/story?id=74297506

POLITICO
— Illinois Democrats threaten Michael Madigan’s decadeslong hold on power. House Speaker Michael Madigan, known as the “Velvet Hammer,” also runs the state Democratic Party, but his connection to a federal investigation has undercut him. – SHIA KAPOS
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/20/illinois-democrats-michael-madigans-438672
— Culture wars fuel Trump’s blue-collar Latino gains. “Most Latinos identify first as working-class Americans. And Trump spoke to that.” – MARC CAPUTO (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents look down on the working class. I was a member of the working class 1962-1997. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/21/culture-wars-latinos-trump-438932

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Duo (Ward Connerly and Wenyuan Wu) That Defeated the ‘Diversity Industry’ Californians rejected racial preferences even more soundly this year than in 1996. Will the Supreme Court reverse itself next? – Tunku Varadarajan (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about the aforesaid Democrats and RINOs in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-duo-that-defeated-the-diversity-industry-11605904415
— Can the Democratic Center Hold? Even in some of the most left-leaning states, the appetite for progressivism is limited. – Yascha Mounk
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lessons-of-the-2020-election-what-democrats-and-republicans-must-now-do-to-win-11605887801
— Can Republicans Build a Multiracial Coalition? Not all nonwhites see themselves as members of marginalized minorities. – Reihan Salam
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lessons-of-the-2020-election-what-democrats-and-republicans-must-now-do-to-win-11605887801

PITTSBURG POST GAZETTE
— They want to shut you up – BEN SHAPIRO (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operates, and their dupes want to shut me up. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operates, and their dupes. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2020/11/21/Ben-Shapiro-They-want-to-shut-you-up/stories/202011210016

DESERET NEWS
— Did Drudge Report and Fox News turn blue in 2020? Once seen as staunchly Republican, the news site and cable news network raised eyebrows in their coverage of Trump – Jennifer Graham
https://www.deseret.com/indepth/2020/11/20/21575721/did-drudge-report-and-fox-news-turn-blue-in-2020-donald-trump-conservatives-joe-biden-election

INDIANAPOLIS BUSINESS JOURNAL

— To win, candidates must focus on their own brands – Brad Rateike (DIERSEN: From what I see, the overwhelming reason why down ballot Republican candidates lost was hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hates who voted for Democrat candidates to punish Trump.)
https://www.ibj.com/articles/brad-rateike-to-win-candidates-must-focus-on-their-own-brands

November 20 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: Tier 3 mitigations from Gov. Pritzker take effect; IL reports 13,012 new coronavirus cases, 126 deaths Illinois coronavirus restrictions include closing casinos, banquet halls – Jessica D’Onofrio, Stacey Baca
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-tier-3-mitigations-take-effect-13012-new-covid-19-cases-reported/8116125/
— Kyle Rittenhouse, Antioch teen charged with murder in deadly Kenosha protest shootings, released after paying $2M bond
https://abc7chicago.com/kyle-rittenhouse-released-after-posting-$2m-bond/8127291/
— Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for COVID-19, spokesperson confirms
https://abc7chicago.com/health/donald-trump-jr-tests-positive-for-covid-19/8129904/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump Tries to Leverage Power of Office to Subvert Biden Win.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/trump-tries-to-leverage-power-of-office-to-subvert-biden-win/2377280/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The governor born with a platinum spoon, and the restaurateurs losing everything – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-coronavirus-restaurants-kass-20201120-f42di6d7zzbejlrppsi2cons2m-story.html
— Embattled House Speaker Michael Madigan says he’ll be a candidate for reelection in January, claiming ‘significant support’ – RAY LONG and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-michael-madigan-speaker-20201121-vl6xkn3eajd2vk2gl7psdfafnq-story.html
— Amid growing criticism, area lawmakers remain supportive or mum about Madigan as speaker – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-state-lawmakers-madigan-st-1122-20201120-kwt4qr3kgzbfjnjq3kfopy5tom-story.html
— Will County budget includes sheriff body cameras, diversity director – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-will-county-budget-sheriff-body-cams-1123-20201120-6j57zpwrgzepfliuhk5ebdyit4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 6,111 people hospitalized around the state with COVID-19, 1,196 patients in intensive care units and 604 patients on ventilators.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/11/20/21579379/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Coronavirus vaccines will face a deep distrust in the Black community Chicago hospitals struggle to recruit people of color, hit disproportionately hard by COVID, for vaccine research. ‘It will be a double tragedy if African Americans refuse to take the vaccine,’ one expert says. – Brett Chase
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/11/20/21575911/coronavirus-vaccines-covid-covid19-distrust-black-community

DAILY HERALD
— COVID-19 relief for DuPage restaurants comes with new strings attached – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201119/covid-19-relief-for-dupage-restaurants-comes-with-new-strings-attached

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Madigan says he will run again for Illinois House speaker – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20201120/madigan-says-he-will-run-again-for-illinois-house-speaker

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— No ‘common,’ ‘normal’ in indictment – Rich Miller
https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/columnists/rich-miller-no-common-normal-in-indictment/article_15e50089-0e03-5b8c-8945-9e164f5560d7.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Berwyn Diversity Commission losing patience with police chief Commissioners press Cimaglia for more details on specific department policies – Catey Sullivan
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/17/berwyn-diversity-commission-losing-patience-with-police-chief/a40m34x/

CAPITOL FAX
— Madigan refuses to drop out of the race for House Speaker
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/20/madigan-refuses-to-drop-out-of-the-race-for-house-speaker/
— 13,012 new confirmed and probable cases, 126 additional deaths, 6,111 hospitalized, 1,196 in the ICU, 11.5 percent case positivity rate, 13.4 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/20/13012-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-126-additional-deaths-6111-hospitalized-1196-in-the-icu-115-percent-case-positivity-rate-134-percent-test-positivity-rate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— GOP realized ‘if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em’ as they pivot to Dem tactic of ballot harvesting – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/20/gop-realized-if-you-cant-beat-em-join-em-they-pivo/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— House Republicans stand by Trump through difficult election legal battles – Kerry Picket
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house-republicans-stand-by-trump-through-difficult-election-legal-battles

GOPUSA
— Chicago Nears 700 Homicides In 2020
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98126
— Of Course California’s Vaccine Plan Will Prioritize Blacks And Latinos
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98145

FEDERALIST
— Liz Cheney Wants To Lead The GOP — Right Back To Its Bush/Cheney Past In every one of the four years Cheney’s been in Congress, the party has become less and less the party of the neoconservatives, and more and more the party of the populists. – Christopher Bedford
https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/20/liz-cheney-wants-to-lead-the-gop-right-back-to-its-bush-cheney-past/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— YouTube deletes LifeSite video, shuts down channel for one week – Michael Haynes
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-youtube-censors-lifesite

THE HILL
— More conservatives break with Trump over election claims – JONATHAN EASLEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/526938-more-conservatives-break-with-trump-over-election

REUTERS
— AUGUST 31, 2016 FLASHBACK: U.S. housing market turnover to improve over coming year (DIERSEN: How many homes in your precinct have sold during the last 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years? The more homes that have been sold, the more opportunity for hypocritical hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters to hypocritically move in to hypocritically take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there. I should write a book about such hypocritical hate-filled Republican-hating hypocritical home buyers in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-property-poll/u-s-housing-market-turnover-to-improve-over-coming-year-reuters-poll-idUSKCN1161RT

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump allies are among the frequent purveyors of election misinformation.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/20/technology/trump-allies-are-among-the-frequent-purveyors-of-election-misinformation.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Georgia secretary of state certifies results, including Biden as the winner of presidential vote – John Wagner, Colby Itkowitz and Michelle Ye Hee Lee
https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2020/11/20/joe-biden-trump-transition-live-updates/

USA TODAY
— Kamala Harris has said she agrees with decriminalizing sex work – Adrienne Dunn
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/11/20/fact-check-kamala-harris-has-agreed-decriminalizing-sex-work/6325987002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Some Republicans Call for Trump to Back Up Claims of Fraud Rep. Liz Cheney says any ‘genuine evidence’ that could change the election outcome needs to be disclosed immediately – Lindsay Wise
https://www.wsj.com/articles/some-republicans-call-for-trump-to-back-up-claims-of-fraud-11605915136

November 20 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Walmart locations in Chatham, Austin reopen after being damaged in Chicago civil unrest earlier this year – Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/business/chicago-walmarts-reopen-after-civil-unrest-damage/8117905/

CBS2
— Jim Oberweis Calls For ‘Discovery Recount’ Of 14th Congressional District Votes
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/19/jim-oberweis-calls-for-discovery-recount-of-14th-congressional-district-votes-after-projection-that-he-has-lost-to-rep-lauren-underwood/

WGN RADIO
— Rep. Durkin on Speaker Madigan: ‘Never count him out…but he can’t be trusted’
https://wgnradio.com/chicagos-afternoon-news/rep-durkin-on-speaker-madigan-never-count-him-out-but-he-cant-be-trusted/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘Breathtakingly close’ battle for DuPage County auditor race has White winning by just 75 votes – RAFAEL GUERRERO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-county-election-auditor-st-1120-20201120-zltxff7trvhdxfgbmncxyiurwi-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But Grogan says he’s undecided as to whether he’ll seek a recount of the ballots cast in the Nov. 3 election. He must wait until after the numbers are certified Tuesday, Nov. 24, before he can make the request. According to the most recent count, Downers Grove Democrat White had 233,121 votes, or 50.01% of the vote, to Grogan’s 233,046. Grogan, a Republican, is seeking his fourth term. County election judges processed and tabulated an additional 3,292 mail and provisional ballots Tuesday, DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek said in a news release. DuPage County voter turnout was at 75%, with more than 491,000 votes tabulated — 118,000-plus cast on Election Day, 190,000-plus cast at early voting places and nearly 180,000 sent in by mail, she said. Grogan said Thursday he is considering a possible discovery recount, which would look at up to 25% of precincts to determine if there are any irregularities. “I haven’t finalized it yet but honestly, anything dealing with big numbers — whether it’s processing checks here (at the auditor’s office) or counting votes — there’s always an error rate,” he said. . .Gains made by Democrats in DuPage reflect a “political transition” in the historically Republican county, possibly the result of changing demographics or this year a Trump backlash, White said. “(The county auditor race) is not an outlier. It’s part of a pattern that was repeated throughout DuPage County,” he said.)
— Chicago-built Explorer SUV drags down Ford on annual Consumer Reports reliability survey – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-ford-explorer-consumer-reports-unreliable-20201119-mqnzymft2vc4nhjrhb5uelfehe-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Student Excellence Foundation creates new fund for students and families in crisis – Melissa Stehlik (DIERSEN: As Democrats move in, poverty and crime increase. Soon, under the Democrats, everyone will be handing out charity and/or receiving charity.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20201112/student-excellence-foundation-creates-new-fund-for-students-and-families-in-crisis
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The new Essential Needs Fund for Students and Families in Crisis established by the Student Excellence Foundation will help provide multiple resources for students and their families. Historically in Wheaton-Warrenville Unit District 200, 27% of students come from low-income households, and 3,310 students receive a free or reduced lunch every school day. Now with the additional challenges of COVID-19 such as remote learning and employment insecurity, more students and their families are struggling.)

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McHenry County clerk resolves 3,400 vote discrepancy between voter turnout number, total ballots cast Difference was due to mail-in ballots that were processed but not yet counted – KELLI DUNCAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/11/19/mchenry-county-clerk-resolves-3-400-vote-discrepancy-between-voter-turnout-number-total-ballots-cast/ajcjxo3/

QUAD CITY TIMES
— GAO: Millions of full-time US workers get government aid – AP (DIERSEN: My father often worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills. He often lamented not having a college degree. That helped motivate me to earn a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/report-millions-of-full-time-us-workers-get-government-aid/article_ab8b2a75-dc88-5617-b51b-aeb81709fad7.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Millions of Americans who are working full-time jobs still rely on federal health care and food assistance programs because of low wages, a bipartisan congressional watchdog says. A report from the Government Accountability Office found that about 70% of adult workers participating in Medicaid, which provides health care to low-income Americans, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, are working full time. The report was requested by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, who said its findings show an urgent need to raise the federal minimum wage. “At a time when huge corporations like Walmart and McDonald’s are making billions in profits and giving their CEOs tens of millions of dollars a year, they’re relying on corporate welfare from the federal government by paying their workers starvation wages.,” Sanders said in a statement. “This is morally obscene.” He said it was long past time to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15.)

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— The Daily Northwestern’s Fall Quarter 2020 Diversity Report (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, everyone is under ever-increasing pressure to get rid of those who are White, male, older, heterosexual, citizens of the United States, non-poor, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Who takes the lead in getting rid of the aforesaid in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county?)
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2020/11/19/opinion/the-daily-northwesterns-fall-quarter-2020-diversity-report/

PROPUBLICA ILLINOIS
— Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories. During the day, immigrant teenagers attend high school. At night, they work in factories to pay debts to smugglers and send money to family. The authorities aren’t surprised by child labor. They’re also not doing much about it. – Melissa Sanchez (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs promote illegal immigration.)
https://www.propublica.org/article/inside-the-lives-of-immigrant-teens-working-dangerous-night-shifts-in-suburban-factories

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— MADIGAN OPPOSITION HITS CRITICAL MASS AS HIS CONFIDANT, 3 OTHERS CHARGED IN COMED BRIBERY SCANDAL – Ben Szalinski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/madigan-opposition-hits-critical-mass-as-his-confidant-3-others-charged-in-comed-bribery-scandal/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WISCONSIN RECOUNT STARTS TODAY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/wisconsin-recount-starts-today-.html
— ILLINOIS BUSINESS, HEALTH GROUPS MOUNT CAMPAIGN TO KEEP PEOPLE HOME ON THANKSGIVING
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/illinois-business-health-groups-mount-campaign-to-keep-people-home-on-thanksgiving.html
— THORNER: PATRIOTS MUST STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/thorner-patriots-must-stand-with-president-trump.html
— GARY, INDIANA: A SANCTUARY CITY NO MORE (DIERSEN: I worked in Gary for 2 weeks in 1970. Firestone Stores Chicago District Office hired me in 1970. I asked to be assigned to the Chicago Heights store. My Chicago Heights Firestone Store manager disapproved of my following demographics: Republican, draft avoider, German American, and Missouri Synod Lutheran. He refused to let me start until I passed a probationary period working for the Firestone Store in Gary. After I had worked for him for 7 months, he rudely fired me when I gave him my 2-week notice that I had accepted a job offer from Oldsmobile.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/gary-indiana-a-sanctuary-city-no-more.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado becomes 18th House Democrat to say she won’t vote for Madigan’s reelection
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/20/democratic-rep-eva-dina-delgado-becomes-18th-house-democrat-to-say-she-wont-vote-for-madigans-reelection/
— Rep. Didech becomes 17th House Democrat to call for a new House Speaker (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who ended my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster service, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership, etc. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois.
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/20/rep-didech-becomes-17th-house-democrat-to-call-for-a-new-house-speaker/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump lawyers lay out voter fraud cases in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin –
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/19/trumps-lawyers-challenge-results-pennsylvania-mich/
— Sen. Tammy Duckworth warns of troops in ‘body bags’ due to Trump’s reductions in Iraq, Afghanistan – Douglas Ernst
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/19/tammy-duckworth-warns-of-troops-in-body-bags-due-t/

FOX NEWS
— Rove warns Republicans in Georgia to match Democrats’ get-out-the-vote efforts in all-important Senate runoffs – Caleb Parke (DIERSEN: According to the DuPage County Election Division, 449, or 86% of the 522 registered voters in my precinct voted, the 7th highest percentage of the 130 precincts in DuPage County’s Milton Township. But my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will stress that only 157 (36%) voted for Trump, only 193 (43%) voted for Curran, only 186 (42%) voted for Ives, only 219 (51%) voted for Grant, only 330 (100%) voted for Berlin, only 229 (54%) voted for Kachiroubas, only 236 (55%) voted for Grogan, only 243 (57%) voted for Jorgensen, only 216 (51%) voted for Youngberg, only 229 (54%) voted for Elliott, only 228 (53%) voted for Whelan, only 227 (54%) voted for Felice, only 231 (55%) voted for Walsh, only 226 (54%) voted for O’Toole, and only 221 (52%) voted for McCluskey. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will hint/imply/argue/shout that the aforesaid candidates would have gotten many more votes if the Republican Precinct Committeeman had been a) someone who they manipulated/dominated; b) someone who was minority, female, younger, veteran, moderate, liberal, LGBTQer, drinker, gambler, stoner, dog owner, attractive/handsome, non-overweight, non-diabetic, non-married, non-Protestant, non-German American, non-Trump supporter, non-gun owner, non-draft avoider, non-retired federal employee, and/or if their ancestors had not been in America for a long time; c) someone who rejected the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform; and/or d) someone who was promoted by the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and/or Illinois Republican Party.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-georgia-race-election-republicans-democrats-runoff-karl-rove
— Left’s local referendum wins spotlight causes of larger Dem losses Democrats blame down-ballot woes on the agendas of far-left candidates – Julia Musto (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have shouted at Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct who have lost races that me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails caused their losses. Previously, they blamed what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/socialists-local-referendum-wins-highlight-democrats-down-ballot-losses

GOPUSA
— Trump Attorneys Tell Public: We Can Prove Election Was Stolen
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98133
— Biden To ‘Racist’ Trump Voters: ‘Let’s Heal’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98072

BREITBART
— Mexican Ambassador: Let’s Restart Mass Migration into U.S. – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2020/11/19/mexican-ambassador-lets-restart-mass-migration-into-u-s/
— ‘Demographic Changes’ Helping Democrats Turn Georgia Blue – John Binder (DIERSEN: As Democrats invade political jurisdictions, it is increasingly difficult for Republicans to win in those jurisdictions. How much turnover has there been in your county, your county district, your township, your municipality, your municipal district, and your precinct during the last 5, 10, 15, 20, 25+ years, that is, how many hypocritical hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters have hypocritically moved there to hypocritically take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there? I should write a book about such hypocritical hate-filled Republican-hating hypocritical newcomers in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/11/19/media-analysis-demographic-changes-helping-democrats-turn-georgia-blue/

BLAZE
— ‘You’re a bunch of Socialists’: Lindsey Graham torches far-left lawmakers calling on him to resign Liberals pounced on a claim made against the South Carolina senator, which he vehemently denies – Breck Dumas (DIERSEN: What can you say about your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform; b) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate; c) blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems; and/or d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/ready-youre-a-bunch-of-socialists-lindsey-graham-torches-far-left-lawmakers-calling-on-him-to-resign

ONE NEWS NOW
— Democrats to Big Tech titans: Censor our enemies more! – Steve Jordahl (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want Big Tech to censor me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS more.)
https://onenewsnow.com/science-tech/2020/11/19/dems-to-big-tech-titans-censor-our-enemies-more

THE HILL
— Tony Cárdenas casts himself as man to lead DCCC through fire – RAFAEL BERNAL (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my serving as a a) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012 and b) Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/526231-tony-cardenas-casts-himself-as-man-to-lead-dccc-through-fire
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Cárdenas, 57, is now running to lead the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), a high-risk position for anyone looking to climb the ranks of House leadership. He’s running against Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), a front-line moderate who’s expected to win his 2020 race, although it hasn’t yet been officially called. Both men have chased higher caucus offices, only to be derailed by extraneous circumstances or electoral defeat.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s legal fight targets Black Americans.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/526810-trumps-legal-fight-targets-black-americans

REUTERS
— Pence goes down to Georgia as Republicans stir turnout in battleground Senate races – Jeff Mason (DIERSEN: According to the DuPage County Election Division, 449, or 86% of the 522 registered voters in my precinct voted, the 7th highest percentage of the 130 precincts in DuPage County’s Milton Township. But my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will stress that only 157 (36%) voted for Trump, only 193 (43%) voted for Curran, only 186 (42%) voted for Ives, only 219 (51%) voted for Grant, only 330 (100%) voted for Berlin, only 229 (54%) voted for Kachiroubas, only 236 (55%) voted for Grogan, only 243 (57%) voted for Jorgensen, only 216 (51%) voted for Youngberg, only 229 (54%) voted for Elliott, only 228 (53%) voted for Whelan, only 227 (54%) voted for Felice, only 231 (55%) voted for Walsh, only 226 (54%) voted for O’Toole, and only 221 (52%) voted for McCluskey. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will hint/imply/argue/shout that the aforesaid candidates would have gotten many more votes if the Republican Precinct Committeeman had been a) someone who they manipulated/dominated; b) someone who was minority, female, younger, veteran, moderate, liberal, LGBTQer, drinker, gambler, stoner, dog owner, attractive/handsome, non-overweight, non-diabetic, non-married, non-Protestant, non-German American, non-Trump supporter, non-gun owner, non-draft avoider, non-retired federal employee, and/or if their ancestors had not been in America for a long time; c) someone who rejected the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform; and/or d) someone who was promoted by the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and/or Illinois Republican Party.)
https://kfgo.com/2020/11/20/pence-goes-down-to-georgia-as-republicans-stir-turnout-in-battleground-senate-races/

NEW YORK TIMES
— A Timeline of the Certification Process That Trump Is Trying to Disrupt Despite Republican efforts to undermine the process, state officials say they fully expect to meet their upcoming deadlines. – Maggie Astor
https://www.nytimes.com/article/us-election-results-trump-biden.html
— FRONT PAGE: Trump Tax Write-Offs Are Ensnared in 2 New York Fraud Investigations. Inquiries into the president and his businesses, one criminal and one civil, are now looking at tax deductions taken on consulting fees. Some of the payments appear to have gone to Ivanka Trump. – Danny Hakim, Mike McIntire, William K. Rashbaum and Ben Protess (DIERSEN: During the 1970s, my Democrat IRS superiors hinted/implied that my travel vouchers and my education deductions were fraudulent.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/19/nyregion/trump-fraud-investigations-taxes.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters demonize, denigrate, and condemn Giuliani.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/rudy-giuliani-press-conference-trump-election/2020/11/19/9192f928-2a9d-11eb-92b7-6ef17b3fe3b4_story.html
— In Georgia, get-out-the-vote operations that helped Biden win haven’t stopped – Vanessa Williams and Reis Thebault (DIERSEN: According to the DuPage County Election Division, 449, or 86% of the 522 registered voters in my precinct voted, the 7th highest percentage of the 130 precincts in DuPage County’s Milton Township. But my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will stress that only 157 (36%) voted for Trump, only 193 (43%) voted for Curran, only 186 (42%) voted for Ives, only 219 (51%) voted for Grant, only 330 (100%) voted for Berlin, only 229 (54%) voted for Kachiroubas, only 236 (55%) voted for Grogan, only 243 (57%) voted for Jorgensen, only 216 (51%) voted for Youngberg, only 229 (54%) voted for Elliott, only 228 (53%) voted for Whelan, only 227 (54%) voted for Felice, only 231 (55%) voted for Walsh, only 226 (54%) voted for O’Toole, and only 221 (52%) voted for McCluskey. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will hint/imply/argue/shout that the aforesaid candidates would have gotten many more votes if the Republican Precinct Committeeman had been a) someone who they manipulated/dominated; b) someone who was minority, female, younger, veteran, moderate, liberal, LGBTQer, drinker, gambler, stoner, dog owner, attractive/handsome, non-overweight, non-diabetic, non-married, non-Protestant, non-German American, non-Trump supporter, non-gun owner, non-draft avoider, non-retired federal employee, and/or if their ancestors had not been in America for a long time; c) someone who rejected the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform; and/or d) someone who was promoted by the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and/or Illinois Republican Party.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-georgia-get-out-the-vote-operations-that-helped-biden-win-havent-stopped/2020/11/19/7c10ceac-2851-11eb-8fa2-06e7cbb145c0_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s ugly pattern of attacking urban areas spotlights failure to act like president for all Americans.” Ever-increasingly, Democrats attack individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/11/20/daily-202-trumps-ugly-pattern-attacking-urban-areas-spotlights-failure-act-like-president-all-americans/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want illegals to vote because illegals vote for Democrats.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/11/19/fact-check-claim-voting-noncitizens-2020-election-unverified/6237115002/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ activists count on Biden to give them even more power to destroy individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ. How successful have LGBTQ activists been in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county in destroying individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that do not promote LGBTQ where you live? I should write a book about how successful LGBTQ activists have had in destroying my precinct, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, and DuPage County.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/11/20/under-biden-lgbtq-rights-more-americans-could-norm/6334516002/
— Poll: Americans take pessimistic view of national divisions, prospects for healing – Matthew Brown (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs are extremely divisive. They divide a) minorities against Whites, b) women against men, c) younger people against older people, d) those who have less money against those who have more money, e) non-Christians against Christians, f) non-Protestants against Protestants, g) non-German Americans against German Americans, h) non-Italian Americans against Italian Americans, i) veterans against non-veterans, j) moderates and liberals against conservatives, k) LGBTQers against heterosexuals, l) non-married people against married people, m) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs against Republicans, n) non-patriotic people against patriotic people, o) citizens of foreign countries against citizens of America, p) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, q) non-gun owners against gun owners, r) drinkers against non-drinkers, s) gamblers against non-gamblers, t) pot users against non-pot users, u) etc. against etc.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/19/monmouth-poll-americans-pessimistic-national-divisions/3777071001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Legal Team Claims Broad Conspiracy to Manipulate Election President-elect Joe Biden dismisses unsupported claims by Rudy Giuliani and others as ‘outrageous’ – Deanna Paul and Rebecca Davis O’Brien
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-lawyers-promise-to-step-up-fight-to-overturn-election-results-11605828073
— The Polls Are Dead, Long Live Politics There’s ample evidence they aren’t accurate, yet politicians rely on issue polling for policy making. – Joseph C. Sternberg (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, pollsters say that Americans want government to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-polls-are-dead-long-live-politics-11605809242

BLOOMBERG
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ocasio-Cortez Rallies Progressives to Push Biden for Bold Action – Josyana Joshua
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-19/ocasio-cortez-rallies-progressives-to-push-biden-for-bold-action
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Amend the Constitution to prevent another Trump.”
https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/ap_news/commentary-amend-the-constitution-to-prevent-another-trump/article_721eb306-5328-5b21-ae44-e39527c1504d.html

PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “To the end, Trump’s presidency is all about him.”
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2020/11/19/Jonah-Goldberg-To-the-end-Trump-s-presidency-is-all-about-him/stories/202011190023

HERALD BULLETIN
— Election was a referendum on Trump – Jim Bailey (DIERSEN: What percent of those who voted for Democrats did so to punish Trump?)
https://www.heraldbulletin.com/opinion/columns/jim-bailey-column-election-was-a-referendum-on-trump/article_58bd8134-281f-11eb-8578-a70bb11a850c.html

November 19 Morning Edition

ABC7
— 2020 election: Pres. Trump targets vote certification in late bid to block Joe Biden – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/vote-certification-donald-trump-joe-biden-2020-election/8094706/
— ComEd sends rejection letters after encouraging consumers to file spoiled food claims following August outages – Samantha Chatman (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who demonize, denigrate, and condemn my 2011 decision to have a whole-house natural-gas-fired backup electric generator installed.)
https://abc7chicago.com/finance/comed-customers-receive-denial-letters-for-spoiled-food-claims-after-august-outages/8091040/

CBS2
— COVID-19 Causes Hospital Bed Shortage, But Temporary Care Facilities Have Been Dismantled – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/18/hospital-bed-shortage-chicago-covid-19-facilities-dismantled/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lockdown pols making ‘rules for thee but not for me’ should look to a mayor who didn’t ‘act big’ – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-coronavirus-politics-kass-20201119-xhjzzi46kfcbfa7kq2xal35wze-story.html
— With vote counting completed, Rep. Lauren Underwood declares victory. But Jim Oberweis wants a recount. – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lauren-underwood-declares-victory-20201119-c3ey63dwzbdrxeeydmumfiiywe-story.html
— Two Michigan Republicans now want to rescind votes to certify Wayne County election, saying they relented under pressure – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-michigan-election-results-certification-20201119-ge7cjxm3h5c5nenvrbrntlklz4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago program adds social equity to holiday shopping list. The city’s Black Shop Friday effort will have more than 500 listings for shoppers eager to support Black-owned businesses. – David Roeder
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2020/11/18/21573842/shop-black-friday-chicago-program-social-equity-holiday-shopping
— Democrat Lauren Underwood adds to margin, beats Republican Jim Oberweis by 5,377 votes in Illinois Congress race Oberweis will seek a recount, and if the numbers after a review confirm he lost, Oberweis “will do the right thing,” spokesman Travis Akin said. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/18/21574443/illinois-democrat-lauren-underwood-adds-to-margin-beats-republican-jim-oberweis-by-5377-votes
— ‘Buy Black’ no longer a cry in the wilderness – Mary Mitchell (DIERSEN: To buy Black is to not buy White, Hispanic, Asian, etc. To buy female is to not buy male. To buy from those who are younger is to not buy from those who are older. To buy from citizens of foreign countries is to not buy from citizens of America. To buy from etc. is to not buy from etc.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/18/21574338/buy-black-shop-friday-black-friday-no-longer-a-cry-in-the-wilderness
— Ousting Madigan not child’s play, but this ComEd bombshell could jolt Democrats to start acting like adults – Mark Brown (DIERSEN: Have you been ousted? In 2012, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois ousted me. In 2011, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC) ousted me. In 2010 and 2004, Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) posted me. In 2007, Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) ousted me. In 2004, American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Midwest Chapter (MC) ousted. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress how few of my fellow TAPROOT, WCC, MTRO, ICRC, and AAPC MC members came to my defense. In 1997, GAO ousted me. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress how few of my fellow GAO employees came to my defense.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/11/18/21574516/mike-madigan-comed-mcclain-doherty-pramaggiore-hooker-feds-speaker-democrats-probe

DAILY HERALD
— Schaumburg reduces size requirement, clarifies other rules for gambling cafes – Eric Peterson (DIERSEN: To encourage a person to gamble is to destroy that person.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20201118/schaumburg-reduces-size-requirement-clarifies-other-rules-for-gambling-cafes

WGN RADIO
— GOP canvassers again oppose certifying Detroit-area votes – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/gop-canvassers-again-oppose-certifying-detroit-area-votes/
— In light of new indictments, St. Rep. Stava-Murray (D-Naperville) confident Speaker Madigan won’t have votes to retain power
https://wgnradio.com/chicagos-afternoon-news/in-light-of-new-indictments-st-rep-stava-murray-d-naperville-confident-speaker-madigan-wont-have-votes-to-retain-power/

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Protesters oppose resolution for law enforcement support County board sends document back to committee – Scott Marion (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats shout at Blacks that Republicans caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have. Democrats see Blacks as being soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Protesters-oppose-8216-Blue-Lives-Matter-8217-15738214.php

PLATT COUNTY JOURNAL REPUBLICAN
— State’s presidential electors to meet Dec. 14 in Springfield amid pandemic – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.journal-republican.com/news/state-s-presidential-electors-to-meet-dec-14-in-springfield-amid-pandemic/article_c13260a0-29ef-11eb-aa61-0314f4190105.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports single-day record 937 cases Wednesday, 2 deaths, region’s positivity rate drops to 15.3% – JOSHUA WELGE
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/19/dupage-county-reports-single-day-record-937-cases-wednesday-2-deaths-regions-positivity-rate-drops-to-15-3/awcd3z7/
— Downers Grove North students posted ‘violent, racist’ comments to social media – BOB RAKOW (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump-supporters are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/18/breaking-downers-grove-north-students-posted-violent-racist-comments-to-social-media/atuv11l/

WSPY NEWS
— Kendall County Races Unchanged After Tuesday Counting Deadline – Ethan Kruger
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/kendall-county-races-unchanged-after-tuesday-counting-deadline/article_8ceca006-2a6e-11eb-9196-1742ad6d9dce.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Does Congress actually plan to rein in Big Tech companies? – KRISTINE FRAZAO (DIERSEN: Big Tech believes and acts like that it can and will destroy any individual, any organization, any company, any government, and any country that it wants to.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/does-congress-actually-plan-to-reign-in-big-tech

NPR ILLINOIS
— How Biden Won: Ramping Up The Base And Expanding Margins In The Suburbs – DOMENICO MONTANARO and CONNIE HANZHANG JIN (DIERSEN: Democrats got votes in 2016, 2018 and 2020 by promoting hatred against Trump.)
https://www.npr.org/2020/11/18/935730100/how-biden-won-ramping-up-the-base-and-expanding-margins-in-the-suburbs

CHICAGO READER
— Lightfoot turns city’s infrastructure into weapons against protesters When election and racial justice protests rocked Chicago, the mayor used raised bridges and shutdown public transportation as crowd control measures, which harmed the city’s workers. – Maya Dukmasova
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/lightfoot-bridges-protest/Content?oid=84346254

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— If the Dems Are Smart, They’ll Draw Underwood a Better Map IL-14 was designed as a Republican “vote sink” to corral as many red votes as possible into a single district. Then, a promising young Democrat won it. – EDWARD MCCLELLAND (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the 2015 gerrymandering of my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton.)
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/November-2020/Lauren-Underwood-Remap/

ONE ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters crow about their successes.
https://www.oneillinois.com/stories/2020/11/17/immigrant-groups-tout-election-triumphs

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Nears Goal For New Headquarters The food pantry is working to transform an old parsonage into its new headquarters. – Lisa Marie Farver (DIERSEN: Soon, under the Democrats, everyone in Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, and America will be a) handing out charity and/or b) collecting charity.)
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/glen-ellyn-food-pantry-nears-goal-new-headquarters

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— The Ideological Non-Sense and Hypocrisy of Leftists – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/the-ideological-non-sense-and-hypocrisy-of-leftists/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Rusty Rudy Giuliani spells trouble for Trump legal fight – S.A. Miller (DIERSEN: How rusty are you? If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that a) my MBA from Loyola is 44 years old, b) my passing the CPA examination on my first attempt is 41 years old, c) my master’s degree in accounting from DePaul is 40 years old, d) my passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt is 39 years old, e) my becoming a licensed CPA is 39 years old, f) my master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT is 23 years old, g) my almost 9 years of experience working for IRS is 40 years old, and h) my almost 18 years of experience working for GAO is 23 years old.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/18/rudy-giuliani-rusty-bad-sign-trump-legal-fight/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann posed a routine question to the lead attorney for President Trump’s election challenge in Pennsylvania: What type of standard should the court use to evaluate the campaign’s claims of fraud in the Nov. 3 presidential election? “Normal one,” responded Rudolph W. Giuliani. Lawyers from coast to coast listening in on Tuesday’s pivotal election fraud hearing in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, cringed at the response from “America’s Mayor,” making his first argument in court in years as he tried to back up Mr. Trump’s claims that the election was stolen from him. There are only three types of standards for review: rational basis, intermediate, and strict scrutiny. Nowhere in law texts is a “normal” review found. At that moment, the trajectory of Mr. Trump’s legal assault on the ballot count came into grim relief and reaffirmed widespread skepticism that the lawsuits — or the legal team pursuing them — will succeed.)

BREITBART
— Scalise: Big Tech Conservative Censorship ‘Not a Mistake’ – TRENT BAKER (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to censure me for what I have done as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. I would focus on a) present and past leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Party, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.; b) present and past Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff, their campaign volunteers, etc.; and c) those who I have sued. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/11/18/scalise-big-tech-conservative-censorship-not-a-mistake/

BLAZE
— Biden’s proposed gun control plan could hit gun owners with $34 billion in taxes – Phil Shiver (DIERSEN: When Democrats move in, poverty and crime increase. That forces Republicans to buy more and more and more firearms and ammunition for their self-defense.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-tax-gun-owners-34-billion
— Joe Biden supports ‘immediately’ canceling some student loan debt, penalizing American taxpayers – Chris Enloe (DIERSEN: Instead of taking out a student loan, I earned money to pay for my college expenses. I washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; and worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970. The aforesaid enabled me to graduate debt-free from NIU in 1970 when I was 21 and owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-canceling-student-loan-debt

DAILY SIGNAL
— Justice Alito Is Right, Again, on First Amendment – Lathan Watts
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/11/18/justice-alito-is-right-again-on-first-amendment/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Leftists Whine that Big Tech Hearing Spread ‘Misinformation’ – Kayla Sargent (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/kayla-sargent/2020/11/18/leftists-whine-big-tech-hearing-spread-misinformation

CHRISTIAN POST
— The increasing intolerance of the left must stop – Bill Connor (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will candidates be officially required to be the following to seek a government office or political office: anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestants, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.christianpost.com/voices/the-increasing-intolerance-of-the-left-must-stop.html

LIFE SITE NEWS
— The enormous evidence for why Pennsylvania doesn’t need a recount, but an entire new election. Evidence shows that hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania votes were lost, glitched, or illegally handled
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/why-pennsylvania-doesnt-need-a-recount-but-an-entire-new-election

EPOCH TIMES
— Wisconsin Elections Commission Agrees to Order Partial Recount After Trump Request – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/wisconsin-elections-commission-agrees-to-order-partial-recount-after-trump-request_3585511.html
— Georgia Recount Witnesses Saw Trump Votes Counted for Biden Affiants also swore to have seen suspiciously pristine, uncreased mail ballots, uniformly and perfectly filled out – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
https://www.theepochtimes.com/georgia-recount-witnesses-saw-trump-votes-counted-for-biden-batches-of-suspicious-mail-ballots_3585027.html

THE HILL
— Kinzinger says that Trump is implementing a ‘loyalty purge’ – JORDAN WILLIAMS (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents demand a) loyalty to them and b) loyalty to them only. They focus on destroying those like me who a) refuse to glorify and praise them, b) refuse to pander to them, c) refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or d) refuse to give them money.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/526490-gop-lawmaker-trump-implementing-a-loyalty-purge-amid-firing-of-top

POLITICO
— Because Trump won’t concede, many conservatives have found they can’t be open about their plans to counter Biden’s agenda. Some have already faced blowback. – GABBY ORR
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/18/conservatives-biden-presidential-transition-437945
— ‘Confusion and chaos’: Republicans denounce Trump’s latest purge – ANDREW DESIDERIO and BURGESS EVERETT (DIERSEN: Have you been purged? In 2012, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois purged me. In 2011, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC) purged me. In 2010 and 2004, Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) purged me. In 2007, Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) purged me. In 2004, American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Midwest Chapter (MC) purged me. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress how few of my fellow TAPROOT, WCC, MTRO, ICRC, and AAPC MC members came to my defense. In 1997, GAO purged me. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress how few of my fellow GAO employees came to my defense.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/18/republicans-denounce-trump-krebs-cybersecurity-437716
— Could GOP states ignore voters and send Trump delegates to the Electoral College? It’s unlikely. Here’s how the byzantine body really works. – ZACH MONTELLARO
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/19/how-electoral-college-works-437749

HUFFINGTON POST
— Republicans Confirm Another One Of Trump’s Unqualified Court Picks Kathryn Kimball Mizelle has been practicing law only since 2012 and has never tried a case. The Senate made her a lifetime federal judge anyway. – Jennifer Bendery (DIERSEN: What are your qualifications? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized, denigrated, and condemned my qualifications.)
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/senate-republicans-confirm-unqualified-trump-judge_n_5fb5c948c5b6f00bd84d4827

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “World braced for more bombshells from furious Donald Trump after election defeat.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/19/world/donald-trump-foreign-policy-election-intl/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Why Charges Against Protesters Are Being Dismissed by the Thousands. Prosecutors declined to pursue many of the cases because they concluded the protesters were exercising their basic civil rights. – Neil MacFarquhar (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrat prosecutors proclaim that vandalizing, looting, rioting, burning things, and other crimes are a “basic civil right” that Democrats have? Ever-increasingly, Republicans are buying firearms and ammunition for their self-defense.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/19/us/protests-lawsuits-arrests.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly Democrats call Republicans racists.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/11/18/us/joe-biden-trump-updates#gop-faces-outcry-in-michigan-after-refusing-to-certify-vote-you-could-see-the-racism

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Do we dare call Donald Trump a treasonous president?”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/11/17/trump-undermines-national-welfare-treason-column/6302922002/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “More Americans happy Donald Trump lost than are happy Joe Biden won.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/18/more-people-happy-trumps-loss-than-joe-bidens-win-poll-shows/6339217002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— In Minnesota and Beyond, ‘Defund the Police’ Weighed on Democrats. Republicans found success in local and congressional races by turning progressive slogans into political weapons. – Kris Maher and John McCormick (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats use slogans like “Get Rid of Laws Enforcement Officers” and “Get Rid of Trump Supporters” and “Get Rid of Conservatives” and “Get Rid of Patriotic People” and “Get Rid of Republicans” and “Get Rid of Americans” and “Get Rid of Whites” and “Get Rid of men” and “Get Rid of Older People” and “Get Rid of Heterosexuals” and “Get Rid of Married People” and “Get Rid of Non-Poor People” and “Get Rid of Gun Owners” and “Get Rid of Draft Avoiders Except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton” and “Get Rid of Christians” and “Get Rid of Protestants” and “Get Rid of Italian Americans” and “Get Rid of German Americans” and “Get Rid of Those Whose Ancestors Have Been In America For a Long Time?”)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-minnesota-and-beyond-defund-the-police-weighed-on-democrats-11605700803
— GM to Sell Car Insurance, Using Data on Your Driving to Set Prices The Detroit auto maker aims to leverage the reams of data generated by its cars to establish an auto-insurance business – Mike Colias (DIERSEN: Because I spend 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out, a) I drive very few miles, b) I rarely drive at night or if the weather is bad, and c) I never drive in high-crime areas. This year, I drove my 1972 Chevy Corvette less than a mile, my 1996 Thunderbird LX only 23 miles, my 2005 Chevy Corvette only 16 miles, my 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max only 25 miles, my 2016 Ford Mustang only 48 miles, and my 2019 Ford Escape Titanium only 283 miles. My wife and I drove our 2003 Chevy Cavalier LS only about 2,200 miles. All the aforesaid are garaged except the Escape and Cavalier.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gm-wants-to-not-only-sell-cars-but-insure-them-too-11605708000
— Happy Birthday, Joe. Here’s to good health, but a 78-year-old leader should be more transparent. Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, pressure mounts to get rid of older people, and especially to get rid of older people who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/happy-birthday-joe-11605740244
— Legal Drugs Are Fashionable—and Treacherous for Children. When kids have to be put in foster care, parental substance abuse is usually the underlying reason. – Naomi Schaefer Riley and John Walters
https://www.wsj.com/articles/legal-drugs-are-fashionableand-treacherous-for-children-11605722904

FORBES
— New Documentary Airing Tonight Explores Black America’s Fraught Relationship With Marijuana – Joan Oleck (DIERSEN: I have never used pot and I never will. If I had used pot, I would not have been able to earn a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. The Post Office would not have hired me when I was 18. Firestone Stores would not have hired me when I was 21. Oldsmobile would not have offered me a job when I was 22. IRS would not have hired me when I was 22 or promoted me when I was 23, 24, and 25. GAO would not have hired me when I was 31 or promoted me when I was 38.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/joanoleck/2020/11/18/new-documentary-airing-tonight-explores-black-americas-fraught-relationship-with-marijuana/

EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
— Trusting Your Local Newspaper Keeps Information Alive at the Source – Barbara Peters Smith (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout at everyone that no one should trust me. I should write a book about critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. Better yet, I should sue my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/stories/trusting-your-local-newspaper-keeps-information-alive-at-the-source,178701?newsletter=178707

November 18 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 8,922 new coronavirus cases, 140 deaths; Tier 3 restrictions announced by Gov. Pritzker
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-8922-new-covid-19-cases-140-deaths/8063815/
— United States surpasses 250k confirmed COVID-19 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/united-states-surpasses-250k-confirmed-covid-19-deaths/8069630/
— Giuliani returns to the courtroom on behalf of Pres. Trump – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/giuliani-returns-to-the-courtroom-on-trumps-behalf/8065994/

NBC5
— Trump Campaign Requests Partial Wisconsin Recount, Deposits $3 Million to Challenge Biden Victory – Kevin Breuninger
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-campaign-filing-for-partial-wisconsin-recount-deposits-3-million-to-challenge-biden-victory/2374450/
— Illinois Reports 8,922 New Coronavirus Cases, Lifting Statewide Total to Over 600K, and 140 Deaths
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-8922-new-coronavirus-cases-and-140-deaths/2374584/
— The 2020 Election Shows Gen Z’s Voting Power for Years to Come. 65% of young voters voted for President-elect Joe Biden. – Abigail Hess (DIERSEN: To vote for Democrats is to shout that you are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/the-2020-election-shows-gen-zs-voting-power-for-years-to-come/2374680/

CBS2
— President Donald Trump Pursues Recount Of 2 Liberal Wisconsin Counties (DIERSEN: How liberal is your county? How are conservatives treated in your county?)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/18/president-donald-trump-pursues-recount-of-2-liberal-wisconsin-counties/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump campaign files for vote recount in Milwaukee, Dane counties – Jason Calvi
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/president-trump-faces-wednesday-deadline-for-wisconsin-recount
— More uncounted votes found in 2 Georgia counties as election audit nears deadline
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/more-uncounted-votes-found-in-2-georgia-counties-as-election-audit-nears-deadline

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan confidant and ex-ComEd CEO among those charged with bribery. Named in the indictment are Madigan friend Michael McClain, ex-ComEd CEO Anne Pramaggiore, former ComEd lobbyist John Hooker and Jay Doherty, the ex-president of the City Club. – Steve Warmbir
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/11/18/21574312/michael-madigan-confidant-michael-mcclain-ex-comed-ceo-among-those-charged-bribery
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The next step is to start ignoring Trump altogether. The man is actively delusional; he’s a textbook case of malignant narcissism.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/11/18/21574100/gene-lyons-donald-trump

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger says GOP ‘waiting’ for Trump to accept results – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kinzinger-gop-wait-trump-lightfoot-budget-steve-atlas-spin-20201118-4tyyfngnq5anvjge4aa3jemqmu-story.html
— Illinois Republicans, this could be our moment – BLAINE WILHOUR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-illinois-republicans-wilhour-20201118-ng34knkylzbsjjw3mhmc4vfw2u-story.html
— COVID-19 now third-leading cause of death in Illinois, officials say, as toll surpasses 11,000 – JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-deaths-20201118-5xrq3ukizrd37e3mhg6wrvcrzy-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— ‘Statistical dead heat’: With 75-vote difference, DuPage auditor race could go to recount – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201118/statistical-dead-heat-with-75-vote-difference-dupage-auditor-race-could-go-to-recount-
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Anything with big numbers, whether it’s processing checks here at the county or counting votes, there is no system that’s perfect,” Grogan said. “There’s always going to be an error rate, and so we’re just going to go and check out and see if there were errors that constitute more than one one-hundredth of a percent, which is what I lost by.” Grogan could request a so-called discovery recount of ballots in up to 25% of the precincts countywide. The partial recount is conducted to help candidates determine if there are enough discrepancies to seek a court order for a complete recount. . .”I read numbers and understand trends, and it was by the end of election night … a statistical dead heat,” Grogan said. Grogan, a licensed CPA and the president of the Illinois Association of County Auditors, said he’s heard from election lawyers and elected officials from around the state offering to help with a recount process. “I’m both gratified for the people that did support me, and I am gratified for having at least the 12 years to serve,” he said. “And if certain stars align in other ways, if I get to continue to serve, that will be another blessing on top of that.” . . . “I had a lot of crossover votes,” he said. “I got substantially more votes than my party’s top of the ticket, so, I mean I think that appeal was real.” Grogan would have until Nov. 30 to request a discovery recount. Newly elected countywide officials are scheduled to take their seats Dec. 1.)
— ‘It means we’re in bad shape’: Illinois surpasses 11,000 COVID-19 deaths, 600,000 infections – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201118/it-means-were-in-bad-shape-illinois-surpasses-11000-covid-19-deaths-600000-infections
— Illinois delegates urge GSA to recognize Biden as president-elect – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201118/illinois-delegates-urge-gsa-to-recognize-biden-as-president-elect
— Court consolidates lawsuits challenging COVID-19 dining ban – SARAH MANSUR
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201118/court-consolidates-lawsuits-challenging-covid-19-dining-ban–
— Democrats see huge gains in Lake County government now that all the votes are counted – Doug T. Graham
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201117/democrats-see-huge-gains-in-lake-county-government-now-that-all-the-votes-are-counted
— A look at Trump’s long-shot legal challenges – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20201118/news/311189905/
— In court, Giuliani argues to block Biden win in Pennsylvania – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20201117/news/311179966/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Ex-ComEd CEO, Madigan associates indicted In addition to former utility chief Anne Pramaggiore, defendants in the federal bribery case include former ComEd lobbyist Michael McClain and former City Club President Jay Doherty. – STEVE DANIELS
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/ex-comed-ceo-madigan-associates-indicted

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— What’s the hold-up on FOID-card approvals? – Scott Reader
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/scott-reeder-whats-the-hold-up-on-foid-card-approvals/article_6ff65ddc-efd9-5307-92e5-4592caa89266.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Republicans win six of the seven Boone County Board seats – Shaquil Manigault
https://www.rrstar.com/story/news/2020/11/18/republicans-win-most-boone-county-board-seats/3769871001/

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Final Election Results: 2020 Election in DeKalb County
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/11/02/final-election-results-2020-election-in-dekalb-county/avbpru/
— Pot, betting revenues no match for gaping budget holes – Scott T. Holla
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/11/17/eye-on-illinois-pot-betting-revenues-no-match-for-gaping-budget-holes/abwszb/

WOODSTOCK INDEPENDENT
— MAILED VOTES BOOST LOCAL DEMOCRATS – Larry Lough
https://www.thewoodstockindependent.com/2020/11/mailed-votes-boost-local-democrats/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump-friendly Newsmax seeks to cut into Fox’s viewership – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-friendly-newsmax-a-sudden-competitor-to-fox-news/

MEDILL REPORTS
— UIC College of Social Work quashes police abolition discussions as national debate grows – Michael Murney
https://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/uic-college-of-social-work-quashes-police-abolition-discussions-as-national-debate-grows/

WILLIAN J KELLY
— SJ-R Columnist Bernie Schoenburg Terminated After Defamation Suit Threat
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/#sj-r-columnist-bernie-schoenburg-terminated-after-defamation-suit-threat

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Madigan Confidant, Franks’ Maximum Com Ed Contributor, Other Com Ed-Connected Folks Indicted
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/18/madigan-confidant-franks-maximum-com-ed-contributor-other-com-ed-connected-folks-indicted/
— Only One Coronavirus Case at McHenry County Jail
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/18/only-one-coronavirus-case-ar-mchenry-county-jail/
— County Board Member Chuck Wheeler Visitation Thursday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/18/chuck-wheeler-visitation-thursday/
— Final McHenry County Vote Results Show No Changes, Republican Mike Buehler Beats Jack Franks by Over 9,000 Votes, Democrats Increase Proportion on County Board to One-Third
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/18/final-mchenry-county-vote-results-show-no-changes-republican-mike-buehler-wins-by-over-9000-votes-democrats-increase-proporation-on-county-board-to-one-third/
— Termination of Chris Krebs and Lauren Underwood Reaction
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/18/krebs111820/
— McHenry Jury Trials Suspended, Remote Orders of Protection Available
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/17/mchenry-jury-trials-suspended-remote-orders-of-protection-available/
— From the Desk of John Lopez: Raja Krishnamoorthi Should be Appointed to a Tammy Duckworth Vacancy
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/17/raja111720/
— IL-14: Why the Rush for Jim Oberweis to Concede?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/17/oberweis111720/
— Promise That Jack Franks Did Not Keep
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/17/message-of-the-day-promises/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— PRITZKER IMPOSES NEW COVID MITIGATION REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE FRIDAY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/pritzker-imposes-new-covid-mitigation-requirements-effective-friday-.html
— REP. SOSNOWSKI QUESTIONS PRITZKER’S LATEST COVID MITIGATION RESTRICTIONS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/rep-sosnowski-questions-pritzkers-latest-covid-mitigation-restrictions.html
— BECKMAN: JOE SAYS “COME TOGETHER.” HIS SUPPORTERS BEG TO DIFFER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/beckman-joe-says-come-together-his-supporters-beg-to-differ.html
— REP. BLAINE WILHOUR: ARE ILLINOIS REPUBLICANS READY TO PROVIDE THE LEADERSHIP VOTERS DEMAND?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/rep-blaine-wilhour-are-illinois-republicans-ready-to-provide-the-leadership-voters-demand.html

CAPITOL FAX
— McClain, Pramaggiore, Hooker and Doherty indicted by feds
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/18/mcclain-pramaggiore-hooker-and-doherty-indicted-by-feds/
— Illinois COVID-19 death rate in rural counties is now twice as high as metro areas
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/18/illinois-covid-19-death-rate-in-rural-counties-is-now-twice-as-high-as-metro-areas/
— 8,922 new confirmed and probable cases, 140 additional deaths, 5,953 hospitalized, 1,146 in ICU, 11.9 percent case positivity rate, 14.2 percent test positivity rate, Illinois surpasses 11,000 deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/18/8922-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-140-additional-deaths-5953-hospitalized-1146-in-icu-119-percent-case-positivity-rate-142-percent-test-positivity-rate-illinois-surpasses-11000-deaths/
— What are your Thanksgiving gathering plans, if any? (DIERSEN: As usual, I will spend 10+ hours putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email in the morning and in the evening.)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/18/question-of-the-day-3176/

EPOCH TIMES
— Georgia Monitor Catches 9,626-Vote Error in Hand Recount – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
https://www.theepochtimes.com/georgia-monitor-catches-9626-vote-error-in-hand-recount_3584168.html

THE HILL
— Obama-Trump swing counties largely stuck with the president – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/526557-obama-trump-swing-counties-largely-stuck-with-the-president

NEW YORK TIMES
— New York City to Close Public Schools Again as Virus Cases Rise In a big setback for the city’s recovery, the schools chancellor, Richard Carranza, said the nation’s largest district would return to all-remote learning. – Eliza Shapiro
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/18/nyregion/nyc-schools-covid.html

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/11/michelle-obama-shreds-trump-racist-lies-scathing-instagram-post/

GOPUSA ILLINOIS

— Election information I will be providing the Republican voters in my precinct – Dave Diersen

http://www.gopillinois.com

OFFICEREPUBLICAN CANDIDATEPRECINCT 9%MILTON TOWNSHIP%DUPAGE COUNTY%WON
U.S. President/Vice PresidentDonald Trump/Mike Pence1573626,0803919361140?
U.S. SenateMark Curran19343285894219675941NO
U.S. RepresentativeJeanne Ives1864227554449065644NO
Illinois RepresentativeAmy Grant2195114544553234952YES
DuPage State’s AttorneyRobert Berlin33010049516100351749100YES
DuPage Circuit Court ClerkChristopher Kachiroubas22954336075222941149NO
DuPage County AuditorRobert Grogan23655342475323304650?
DuPage CoronerRichard Jorgensen24357349685423480951YES
DuPage RecorderBabette Holder Youngberg21651323935121890348NO
DuPage County BoardTim Elliott2295431356523826350NO
DuPage Forest Preserve CommissionerTim Whelan2285331140523812350NO
DuPage Circuit Court JudgeAnn Celine Walsh23155340155323350150YES
DuPage Circuit Court JudgeMonique O’Toole22654342115323408951YES
DuPage Circuit Court JudgeJames McCluskey22152321365021849547NO
DuPage Circuit Court JudgeRichard Felice22754335755223266050YES


MILTON TOWNSHIP PRECINCTS WITH OVER 86.00 % turnout:

% TURNOUT   PRECINCT    PRECINCT COMMITTEEMAN
87.41               13                   Vacant
87.11               85                   Sara Starke
86.95               75                   Bob Larsen
86.69                 7                   Russell Stock
86.30               99                   John Zaruba
86.21               69                   Vacant
86.02                 9                   Dave Diersen
86.02               39                   Bobby Joe Slinger

WINNERS OF MILTON TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION SLATING:

Milton Township Supervisor
John Monino

Milton Township Clerk
Yadav Nathwani

Milton Township Assessor
Chris LeVan

Milton Highway Commissioner
Gary Muehlfelt

Milton Township Trustees
Jeff Castle
Drew Ellis
Dan Milinko
Joe Soto

November 18 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 orders: A legal look at Gov. Pritzker’s 10th disaster declaration – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidner
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/a-legal-look-at-gov-pritzkers-10th-disaster-declaration/8053182/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-11/18/2020

WGN TV
— Illinois Republicans call for legislature to return amid rising COVID-19 cases, new restrictions – Tahman Bradley
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/illinois-republicans-call-for-legislature-to-return-amid-rising-covid-19-cases-new-restrictions/

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: According to DuPage County Election Division results, as of November 17, 2020, 6:53:41 PM, for County Auditor, Democrat William ‘Bill’ White had 233,121 (50.01%) votes and Republican Bob Grogan had 233,046 (49.99%) votes. The main reason why Republican candidates in DuPage County lost in this election and in the one 2 years ago and 4 years ago was voters voting for Democrats to punish Trump. The second reason was the Democrat invasion of DuPage County. – Dave Diersen
https://www.dupageresults.com/IL/DuPage/106122/web.264614/#/summary

DAILY HERALD
— OCTOBER 30, 2020 FLASHBACK: Experience an issue in DuPage County auditor race – Scott C. Morgan (DIERSEN: The Daily Herald endorsed Grogan.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201030/experience-an-issue-in-dupage-county-auditor-race
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Grogan, who has been the county auditor for 12 years, touts both his earlier career as a licensed CPA and his office’s record of innovation. Grogan was the first Illinois auditor to implement an online county checkbook, which allows the public to search and view expenditures. Grogan also emphasizes his creation of an audit hotline, which allows taxpayers to submit reports of fraud, waste or misuse of county resources. “I think that the people of DuPage County will recognize the good work that I started off doing when I first came into office and that I’m continuing to do,” Grogan said during a recent endorsement interview. “I think I’ve operated in this position with integrity and with a very high level of skills and output. “White, meanwhile, says he believes DuPage is at a “political crossroads” and might be aligning more with the Democrats. He hopes to be a part of any potential change. “It’s very well established in the private sector that rotating auditors is simply the sensible thing to do,” White said. “Bringing in a fresh pair of eyes is just inherently good.” White is an attorney who has served on the Downers Grove Village Council and the Community High School District 99 school board. White has also served on the zoning board of appeals in Downers Grove and Woodridge. “I have a track record of getting the Democrats and Republicans to work together,” said White about his time in local government. “My goal as auditor will be to facilitate good government, which I define as transparent.”)
— SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 FLASHBACK: Endorsement: Bob Grogan for DuPage County auditor (DIERSEN: By far, Grogan is the best qualified for the job. Like me, he passed the CPA examination on his first attempt, but his scores on each of the four parts of the examination were much higher than mine. Like me, he is a Certified Fraud Examiner, but he passed the examination on his first attempt while I “grandfathered” in. Grogan is a licensed CPA; I became a licensed CPA in 1981. White is not a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, or Forensic Accountant, but I am. White does not have auditing experience. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200930/endorsement-bob-grogan-for-dupage-county-auditor
(FROM THE ENDORSEMENT: During his three terms as Du­Page County auditor, Bob Grogan has regularly looked to innovate. The Downers Grove Republican was the first auditor in Illinois to put a county checkbook online. He also was the first to create a transparency portal and an audit hotline. . .While White is well-versed in the duties of the office, we can’t ignore Grogan’s record and credentials. As a licensed CPA and certified fraud examiner, Grogan has the skill and experience to find waste and fraud in county government. Findings made by the auditor’s office during Grogan’s tenure have resulted in savings, firings and, most recently, federal charges against the Bloomingdale Township highway commissioner. Grogan is endorsed.)
— DuPage plans gas tax increase to offset pandemic-induced losses – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201118/dupage-plans-gas-tax-increase-to-offset-pandemic-induced-losses

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Abolish Electoral College? Sure, and why not let ‘majority rule’ on the Bill of Rights? – JOHN KASS (DIERSEN: One could argue that when those who share your demographics become a minority, it is time to move. In what ways are those who share your demographics a minority? What percent of those in your precinct, municipal district, municipality, township, county district, county, and Illinois share the following: your race, gender, age group, education, professional certifications/licenses, occupation, sexual orientation, marital status, dependents/no dependents, health status, Trump supporter/hater, political affiliation, liberal/moderate/conservative, religion, national origin, income group, homeowner/renter, net worth group, years of residency in your municipal district and municipality, veteran status, length of time your ancestors have been in America, drinker/non-drinker, gambler/non-gambler, pot user/non-pot user, etc.?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-electoral-college-kass-20201118-igvp6iqafnhotafzwhmqetm45u-story.html
— Proposed casino’s Calumet City turkey giveaway is latest sign of region’s economic revival – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-southland-economic-revival-st-1118-20201117-dqzlotdybzhevm7yykam5dqpjy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Hate doesn’t take a holiday: ‘Hateful, threatening messages’ led to ‘hard decision’ for Pritzker family Thanksgiving Gov. Pritzker said he has become accustomed to the “vitriol” spewed at him — occasionally anti-Semitic in nature — as leader of the state but warned “my kids are off limits.” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/11/17/21572195/holiday-pritzker-thanksgiving-daughter-wife-florida-illinois-devore-covid-19-coronavirus
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/17/21569620/chicago-biden-harris-trump-immigrants-deportation-daca

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— The Madigan revolt is at hand The speaker of the Illinois House, a Democratic power broker for four decades, is now as close as he’s ever come to losing his job at the hands of his own party. – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: Have you been dumped? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that the following dumped me: TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois (2012), Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (2011), Milton Township Republican Organization (2010 and 2004), Illinois Center Right Coalition (2007), American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter (2004), and GAO (1997).)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/madigan-revolt-hand
— As FAA clears 737 Max, it’s more important than ever to Boeing As COVID has devastated international travel, the jet maker’s focus shifts from the 787 to the newly ungrounded plane. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/manufacturing/faa-clears-737-max-its-more-important-ever-boeing

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Expanded mask mandate OK’d by Springfield City Council – Brenden Moore (DIERSEN: Is your city council moving toward an “expanded mask mandate?”)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20201118/expanded-mask-mandate-okrsquod-by-springfield-city-council

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Illinois way behind in FOID processing – Scott Reeder
https://www.thetelegraph.com/insider/article/Illinois-way-behind-in-FOID-processing-15733824.php

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— Democrat centrists scold progressives – Bill Knight (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how RINO leaders in Illinois, in DuPage County, and in Milton Township have a) scolded conservatives like me and b) blamed conservatives for losses that RINOs have suffered.)
https://www.galesburg.com/story/opinion/2020/11/17/bill-knight-democrat-centrists-scold-progressives/6319290002/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Leader of US Catholic bishops: Biden’s stances pose dilemma – AP (DIERSEN: Biden is extremely anti-Catholic. What do you say to Catholics who voted for Biden? What percent of Catholics did not vote for Trump because Trump is pro-life, Protestant, German American, conservative, White, male, Republican, older, non-poor, gun owner, draft avoider, and/or because his ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/leader-of-us-catholic-bishops-bidens-stances-pose-dilemma

NPR ILLINOIS
— Sen. Rubio Joins Small Group Of Republican Senators Calling Biden ‘President-Elect’ – CLAUDIA GRISALES (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who call Biden “President-Elect?”)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/sen-rubio-joins-small-group-republican-senators-calling-biden-president-elect#stream/0
— Led By Giuliani, Trump Campaign Effort To Stop Certification Falters In Pennsylvania – PAM FESSLER
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/led-giuliani-trump-campaign-effort-stop-certification-falters-pennsylvania#stream/0
— Trump Allies Netanyahu And Modi Congratulate Biden As President-Elect – ALANA WISE (DIERSEN: Who has used you and then dumped you? I should write a book about those who have used me and then dumped me. I would focus on a) present and past leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Party, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. and b) present and past Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff, their campaign volunteers, etc.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-allies-netanyahu-and-modi-congratulate-biden-president-elect#stream/0
— How The GOP Defied Expectations Down The Ballot – SUSAN DAVIS (DIERSEN: Democrats tell voters to punish Trump by voting for down ballot Democrats.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/how-gop-defied-expectations-down-ballot-0#stream/0
— The GOP’s Post-Trump Identity Crisis: What’s Next For The Republican Party? – DAVE DAVIES (DIERSEN: If Trump does concede, expect that RINO party leaders will dump all Precinct Committeemen/Captains WHO ARE NOT RINOs, and especially those who are conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/gops-post-trump-identity-crisis-whats-next-republican-party#stream/0
— Biden’s Win Shows Rural-Urban Divide Has Grown Since 2016 – KIRK SIEGLER (DIERSEN: What are your connections with farming? On my father’s side, my ancestors homesteaded a farm in Crete in 1854 and my grandmother was born on a farm in Crete. On my mother’s side, my ancestors were sharecroppers on a farm in Grant Park on the Indiana border. My mother was born on that farm. I spent many summer days there during the 1950s and early 1960s.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/bidens-win-shows-rural-urban-divide-has-grown-2016#stream/0

MDJ ONLINE
— Dominion in Chicago: Precinct committeeman saw ballots ‘all over the place’ while state board says no problems reported – Greg Bishop
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/dominion-in-chicago-precinct-committeeman-saw-ballots-all-over-the-place-while-state-board-says/video_b0cfee0e-b032-5653-9c61-e1f153ca5595.html

EVANSTON PATCH
— Evanston City Council Candidates File Paperwork For 2021 Election – Jonah Meadows (DIERSEN: Questions to ask City Council candidates: If elected, would you encourage or discourage the following: reparations, BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://patch.com/illinois/evanston/evanston-city-council-candidates-file-paperwork-2021-election

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Four Sangamon Co. restaurants ordered closed temporarily for violating COVID-19 mitigations – SARAH MANSUR
https://www.capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/four-sangamon-co-restaurants-ordered-closed-temporarily-for-violating-covid-19-mitigations

WIREPOINTS
— Every Illinois school parent, teacher should know these COVID-19 facts – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/every-illinois-school-parent-should-know-these-covid-19-facts-wirepoints/

CAPITOL FAX
— Four HDems ask Madigan to step aside, say it’s time for new leadership
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/18/four-hdems-ask-madigan-to-step-aside-say-its-time-for-new-leadership/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Half of Republicans think Trump ‘rightfully won’ the election: poll – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/18/half-republicans-think-trump-rightfully-won-electi/
— Catholic bishops wary of Biden undermining church doctrine – Christopher Vondracek (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party platform is extremely anti-Catholic.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/17/catholic-bishops-wary-joe-biden-undermining-church/

GOPUSA
— Dems Calling For Unity While Vowing Vengeance
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98007
— Biden’s Shameless Scaremongering: ‘More People May Die’ Because Trump Won’t Concede
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98018

BREITBART
— Democrats Want $5.5 Billion Bailout of New York City’s Illegal Population – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/11/17/democrats-want-5-5-billion-bailout-new-york-citys-illegal-population/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Liberal Media Suggest Biden Should Take Aggressive Approach to Censoring Conservative Media – Mary Margaret Olohan (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to censure me for what I have done as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. I would focus on a) present and past leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Party, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.; b) present and past Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff, their campaign volunteers, etc.; and c) those who I have sued. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/11/17/liberal-media-suggest-biden-should-take-aggressive-approach-to-censoring-conservative-media/

DAILY WIRE
— Candace Owens Suing Facebook Fact-Checkers For Defamation: ‘Not Going To Give Up And Sit Down’ – Amanda Prestigiacomo (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have focused on defaming me. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/candace-owens-suing-facebook-fact-checkers-for-defamation-not-going-to-give-up-and-sit-down

FEDERALIST
— If Democrat States Could Ignore Trump, Republican States Can Ignore Biden Americans have learned from Democrats that they can ignore mandates from Washington when they overstep the federal government’s constitutional powers. – Kevin Stocklin (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors were more than happy to carry out unconstitutional Democrat mandates to use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/17/if-democrat-states-could-ignore-trump-republican-states-can-ignore-biden/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Sen. Cruz: Dems’ Censorship Demands of Big Tech Are ‘Dangerous,’ ‘Totalitarian Instinct’ – Alec Schemmel (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to censure me for what I have done as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. I would focus on a) present and past leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Party, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.; b) present and past Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff, their campaign volunteers, etc.; and c) those who I have sued. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/alec-schemmel/2020/11/17/sen-cruz-dems-censorship-demands-big-tech-are-dangerous

PATRIOT POST
— Biden Will Undo Trump’s Progress on Illegal Immigration. Joe promises to greatly expand the number of refugees and end the “Remain in Mexico” asylum policy. – THOMAS GALLATIN
https://patriotpost.us/articles/74948-biden-will-undo-trumps-progress-on-illegal-immigration-2020-11-17

COLLEGE FIX
— Proposed Illinois teacher standards: ’embrace and encourage progressive viewpoints’ (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to send your child to a public school is to make your child anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-parent, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. My outstanding parents sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod.)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/proposed-illinois-teacher-standards-embrace-and-encourage-progressive-viewpoints/

EPOCH TIMES
— Rudy Giuliani: Several Election Lawsuits ‘Ready to Go’ to the Supreme Court – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/rudy-giuliani-several-election-lawsuits-ready-to-go-to-the-supreme-court_3583171.html
— Trump Electoral College Candidates in Nevada File Election Contest – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-electoral-college-candidates-in-nevada-file-election-contest_3583561.html
— Mail-In Ballots in Pennsylvania Not Registered in State Data, Hundreds of Voters Say – PETR SVAB
https://www.theepochtimes.com/hundreds-of-gop-voters-say-they-returned-mail-in-ballots-state-data-says-they-didnt_3582853.html
— Second Georgia County Finds Thousands of Votes With Majority for Trump – MIMI NGUYEN LY
https://www.theepochtimes.com/second-georgia-county-finds-thousands-of-votes-with-majority-for-trump_3583419.html

THE HILL
— Democrats to determine leaders after disappointing election – SCOTT WONG AND MIKE LILLIS (DIERSEN: Those who ended the following blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for Republican losses: my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster service, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/526413-democrats-to-determine-leaders-after-disappointing-election

POLITICO
— Biden’s big challenge: A growing racial wealth gap Black voters had Joe Biden’s back. Now he must prove he’s got theirs. – RENUKA RAYASAM and BEN WHITE (DIERSEN: If Biden becomes President, will Biden use the federal government a) to take MORE opportunities, income, and assets away from Republicans and b) to give MORE of those opportunities, that income, and those assets to Blacks? My Democrat superiors in the federal government focused on taking promotion opportunities from their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or older and giving those promotion opportunities to their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/18/racial-wealth-gap-biden-437177
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “transition delay hurts pandemic prep beyond vaccines.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/17/covid-biden-transition-delay-pandemic-prep-437147

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Head of obscure federal agency (GSA) under pressure to let Biden transition proceed – AAMER MADHANI
https://www.ocregister.com/2020/11/17/head-of-obscure-federal-agency-under-pressure-to-let-biden-transition-proceed/

NBC NEWS
— Chuck Grassley, second-oldest senator, tests positive for Covid-19 Grassley, 87, is the most senior Republican in the chamber and president pro tempore of the Senate, which makes him third in line to the presidency. – Dartunorro Clark (DIERSEN: How old are you? You should expect that the older that you get, the more that your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will use your age against you. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that I did not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. In my defense, extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/chuck-grassley-second-oldest-senator-tests-positive-covid-19-n1248059

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: From what I see, employers and organizations will use the pandemic to get rid of their employees and members who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/17/business/economy/women-jobs-economy-recession.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Hundreds of Companies That Got Stimulus Aid Have Failed Recipients of PPP loans have filed for bankruptcy after the money ran out – Shane Shifflett
https://www.wsj.com/articles/hundreds-of-companies-that-got-stimulus-aid-have-failed-11605609180
— Behind the Elite Hatred of Clarence Thomas He challenges their race-based grievances and holds views more in line with ordinary black Americans. – Jason L. Riley (DIERSEN: While I worked for IRS during the 1970s as a Revenue Officer, many IRS Revenue Agents looked down on Revenue Officers. In 1979, those Revenue Agents were furious that I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt. In 1976, they were furious that I earned an MBA from Loyola. In 1974, 1973, and 1972, they were furious that I got promoted.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/behind-the-elite-hatred-of-clarence-thomas-11605654039

FORBES
— Can Newsmax Challenge Fox News? – Brad Adgate
https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradadgate/2020/11/17/can-newsmax-challenge-fox-news/

BUSINESS INSIDER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans leaders privately described Trump as a political liability and said they faced losing Senate runoffs.” My critics/opponents a) paint me, b) paint what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor, and c) paint what I do as a Republican Precinct Committeeman as being a “political liability.” In the past, they painted what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member as being a “political liability.”
https://www.businessinsider.com/republicans-privately-call-trump-a-liability-who-lost-election-2020-11

DETROIT NEWS
— On loss to Biden, Michigan GOP rep urges Trump to ‘deal with it’ – Melissa Nann Burke (DIERSEN: To help me deal with Republican losses, I can remind myself of the many adverse actions that Republican activists, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican party leaders, Republican major donors, Republican political consultants, Republican campaign managers, Republican campaign staff, Republican campaign volunteers, Republican etc. have taken against me and against my service as a Republican precinct committeeman, GOPUSA Illinois Editor, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, etc.)
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2020/11/16/michigan-gop-rep-paul-mitchell-urges-trump-deal-with-loss-biden/6309416002/

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— Building Racial Equity in Newsrooms (DIERSEN: What percent of reporters/journalists are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), anti-Protestant, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/stories/vision25-building-racial-equity-in-newsrooms,179994

FORD AUTHORITY
— OUTSTANDING: Mustang Themed Garage Is A Proper Pony Car Tribute – Edward Snitkoff (DIERSEN: I bought a new 2016 Mustang in 2016.)
https://fordauthority.com/2020/11/mustang-themed-garage-is-a-proper-pony-car-tribute/

November 17 Morning Edition

CBS2
— Suburban Restaurants Could Be Criminally Charged For Defying Governor’s Indoor Dining Ban – Chris Tye
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/16/indoor-dining-ban-criminal-charges-illinois/

NBC5
— Here’s What Gov. Pritzker Has Said About Another Stay-at-Home Order for Illinois
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/heres-what-gov-pritzker-has-said-about-another-stay-at-home-order-for-illinois-as-coronavirus-metrics-rise/2372646/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Cash-strapped state turning down $100M in pot taxes, industry says. Some cannabis insiders say the industry has been hampered by Gov. Pritzker’s interpretation of the legalization law that won’t allow existing medical dispensaries to move and also sell recreational marijuana. – Tom Schuba (DIERSEN: To push pot on an individual, municipality, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, county, state, or country.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/11/17/21570668/illinois-dispensaries-pot-cannabis-marijuana-tax-budget-deficit

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Obama promoters promote Obama.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/books/ct-books-barack-obama-promised-land-1117-20201116-mgx4jh45wbfhdoj4rqponh3wg4-story.html
— Real Clear Politics, a site once popular among political junkies of all stripes, took a sharp right turn in Trump era. Here’s what happened. – JEREMY W. PETERS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-real-clear-politics-20201117-nyrlekkuezd7jgjw2oiqkg2bva-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— A salute to all veterans – Mike Formento, Commander, Glen Ellyn American Legion, Post 3
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20201111/a-salute-to-all-veterans
— Rollback the rollback – Evelyn Sanguinetti – Executive Director, HOPE Fair Housing Center (DIERSEN: In 1972, when I was 24 years old, I could afford to buy a new town home in University Park, but I could not have afforded to buy that new town home if it had been in a more expensive municipality, township, or county. In 1978, my wife and I could afford to buy a home in Wheaton, but we could not have afforded to buy that home if it had been in a more expensive municipality, township, or county. In 1984, my wife and I could afford to have a new home built in Wheaton, but we could not have afforded to have that home built in a more expensive municipality, township, or county. Since 1972, when I bought a new town home in University Park, my critics/opponents have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that because of discrimination against minorities and because of discrimination against females, if I had been a minority or a female, I would not have been able to buy that town home. The down payment for that town home came from what I had earned and saved a) working for IRS in Harvey for the prior 9 months and in Chicago for 6 months before that and b) working for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights for the prior 18 months part-time and for 7 months before that full-time. That money also enabled me to a) buy a new Corvette in 1971 and b) pay tuition for graduate business courses at Loyola. Firestone hired me in 1970 because it could not find a qualified minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. In 1971, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that Oldsmobile had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in a) Firestone Stores firing me from full-time employment and b) my accepting a job offer from IRS. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. My wife and I bought a home in Wheaton in 1978. The down payment came from what she had earned and saved working for the U.S. League of Savings Institutions the prior 8 years and for the FBI for the 2 years before that. My wife and I had a home built in Wheaton in 1984. The down payment came from the sale of our Wheaton home and my University Park town home which I had rented out since 1976. By then, my wife had worked for the U.S. League of Savings Institutions for 14 years and I had worked for GAO for more than 4 years and for IRS for almost 9 years before that.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20201116/rollback-the-rollback
(FROM THE LETTER: It’s no secret that institutional racism in housing disproportionately impacts Black, Native American and Latinx household, making the rollback more impactful on low-income renters of color. During this time, Americans are still trying to process George Floyd’s tragic death and have observed firsthand the glaring inequities in underserved communities with the administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even the National Association of Realtors maintained that “now is not the time” to change a policy that could hinder progress against institutional racism in housing.)

WTTW
— Joe Walsh: ‘We Can’t Normalize’ President Trump’s Behavior – Nick Blumberg (DIERSEN: The more that you promote hatred against Trump, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote you.)
https://news.wttw.com/2020/11/16/joe-walsh-we-cant-normalize-president-trumps-behavior

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— AUGUST 16, 2012 FLASHBACK: A bunch of political info — daily – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/x1782330063/Bernard-Schoenburg-A-bunch-of-political-info-daily
(FROM THE ARTICLE: There are lots of websites that compile political news, and I think it’s time I share one that I find quite interesting. There are lots of websites that compile political news, and I think it’s time I share one that I find quite interesting. It’s at www.gopillinois.com , and, as you can tell by its address, it has a Republican flavor. That is an understatement reinforced with the comments added by the compiler himself — DAVID DIERSEN of Wheaton. He introduced a recent UPI story about Republicans’ views on the drought and wildfires by saying: “Democrats blame everything bad, including bad weather, on Republicans, especially on Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-poor and non-veteran.” And talking of a New York Times article about a photographer arrested while on assignment in the Bronx, Diersen wrote that since 2000, he has been thrown out of, barred from, or not advised of news conferences “by Democrats, Democrat plants, RINOs (Republicans in name only), their operatives, and their dupes.” Thus, if you don’t want to read some very pointed comments, you may not want to go to gopillinois.com. But you would be missing a treasure of links to the day’s news and opinion. Diersen, 63, is a retired federal employee who became the Illinois editor of a national GOP website in 2000, and since 2004 has put out his own Illinois compilation every day. There’s usually about 50 articles daily, he says. He’s generally up by 3 a.m. He says he spends at least 10 hours a day on this passion of his, with no pay, and has put out links to more than 117,000 articles. As his comments above hinted, party regulars don’t always greet his work with relish. He includes dissident voices within the GOP tent, and some whose credibility is questionable. But he puts it all out there. He’s a GOP precinct committeeman, and he believes in people having information. He also wants to help elect Republican candidates who “will defend and advance the party’s platform.” The site makes available plenty of Diersen history, too, including how his “liberal Democrat superiors,” in his view, forced him to take early retirement at 49 from the U.S. General Accounting Office, “because of his opposition to race and gender based preference and his participation in a class action lawsuit” on that subject. He wouldn’t mind my telling you that he also passed his CPA and Certified Internal Auditor exams on first attempts more than three decades ago. Agree or disagree with him, but Diersen provides a bunch of interesting information — every day.)

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County Board to consider additional restaurant funding at Tuesday meeting
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/16/dupage-county-board-to-consider-additional-restaurant-funding-at-tuesday-meeting/avebu84/

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois Municipal League wants more local input on COVID-19 management – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-municipal-group-wants-more-local-input-on-covid-19-management/article_19a84d12-2838-11eb-b833-afa273556a41.html

HINSDALE PATCH
— Hinsdale Muslim Student Fights Hindu Extremism Central junior says she sees parallels between Trump and India’s Modi. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/hinsdale/hinsdale-muslim-student-fights-hindu-extremism

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Could Trump Lose Trump Tower Chicago? On paper, he owes more than $50 million to his own LLC affiliated with the building. It’ll take a court to crack open the reason why, but that could happen now with the New York AG circling. – WHET MOSER
http://www.chicagomag.com/real-estate/November-2020/Could-Trump-Lose-Trump-Tower-Chicago/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McHenry Township GOP Holding a Caucus to Select Township Candidates, Appellate Court Says Party Caucuses Must Be Accessible to All
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/16/mchenry-township-gop-holding-a-caucus-to-select-township-candidates-appellate-court-says-party-caucuses-must-be-accessible-to-all/

ILLINOIS TIMES
— Titans set to depart SJ-R Schoenburg, Finke will leave Dec. 1 – Bruce Rushton
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/titans-set-to-depart-sj-r/Content?oid=12835001
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A pair of heavyweights are leaving the State Journal-Register. Political writer and columnist Bernard Schoenburg and statehouse reporter Doug Finke have accepted buyouts and will be departing the paper on Dec. 1. Finke has worked at the SJ-R since the 1970s; Schoenburg’s first byline appeared in the paper in 1990. Their departures will leave the daily newspaper with two news reporters and an equal number of sports reporters, presuming Finke and Schoenburg are not replaced before their departures and current staff isn’t reassigned. The paper, which has no fulltime courts reporter or police reporter or city hall reporter or education reporter, has posted jobs for a statehouse/politics reporter as well as a cultural, diversity and inclusion reporter who will “focus coverage on culture, diversity and inclusion trends across central Illinois,” according to a job listing posted by Gannett, the SJ-R’s parent company.)

CAPITOL FAX
— Schoenburg, Finke take SJ-R buyouts
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/17/schoenburg-finke-take-sj-r-buyouts/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— The liberal women’s group UltraViolet urges Facebook to crack down harder on right-wing misinformation – Ryan Lovelace (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. My critics/opponents want the following to crack down harder on me and on my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: AOL, Google, Facebook, ConstantContact, WordPress, Comcast, AT&T, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC), Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. Previously, my critics/opponents ended my service as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, WCC Government Affairs Committee member, MTRO webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/16/liberal-advocacy-group-urges-facebook-crack-down-h/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— OUTSTANDING: Conservative Journalist Successfully Sues State of Minnesota for Access to Coronavirus Briefings State officials buckle, allowing PowerLine’s Scott Johnson to join media briefings – Collin Anderson (DIERSEN: I have been a conservative journalist since 2000. I should write a book about RINO candidates, RINO elected officials, and RINO party leaders who have barred me from their press briefings and taken other adverse actions against me. Better yet, I should sue them. They blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. The aforesaid ended my service as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, WCC Government Affairs Committee member, MTRO webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member.)
https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/conservative-journalist-successfully-sues-state-of-minnesota-for-access-to-coronavirus-briefings/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A conservative journalist barred from Minnesota‘s daily coronavirus briefings successfully sued the state to regain access. In a settlement signed Friday, Minnesota’s Department of Health agreed to reinstate PowerLine cofounder Scott Johnson’s access to the state’s COVID-19 Conference Line “as long as and whenever” the department holds a briefing. Johnson sued the Department of Public Health when he was barred from their conference line in May without explanation. Johnson had until then participated in the calls and posed questions skeptical of Democratic governor Tim Walz’s approach to combating the coronavirus. Health department officials also stopped responding to Johnson’s written inquiries. Those officials told the Washington Free Beacon that the briefings were limited to “professional journalists,” but did not offer a definition of the term. In his lawsuit, Johnson argued that the state had discriminated against him on the basis of political ideology and demanded to be included in the briefings. The Minnesota Department of Public Health declined to comment on the settlement agreement. Johnson has been critical of the state’s handling of the pandemic, challenging Walz’s decision to keep the state shut down in April given that, at the time, more than 80 percent of Minnesota‘s coronavirus deaths occurred in nursing homes and residential care facilities. That number dipped to more than 70 percent as of mid-October, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Johnson, a retired attorney and accredited reporter, argued that his exclusion constituted “an ongoing deprivation … [of his] First Amendment rights under the United States Constitution.” Friday’s settlement acknowledges his exclusion from the briefings and guarantees him immediate access: Health department communications director Michael Schommer is required under the agreement to answer up to three of Johnson’s pandemic-related questions per week.)

GOPUSA
— The Obamas Show Their Ugly Side
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97986
— Is Parler A ‘Threat To Democracy’? CNN Blasts Parler, Newsmax As ‘Dangerous’ – Bobby Eberle (DIERSEN: If the past predicts the future, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will hint/imply/argue/shout at the Republican candidates on the ballot in my precinct who lost and at their political consultants, at their major donors, at their campaign managers, at their campaign staff, at their campaign volunteers, at etc. that they lost because of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. My critics/opponents will hint/imply/argue/shout that if the GOPUSA Illinois Editor was someone who they manipulated/dominated, NONE OF THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES ON THE BALLOT IN MY PRECINCT WOULD HAVE LOST.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97931
— No Police: Chicago Wants To Send A Paramedic And A Clinician To Mental Health Calls
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97929

BREITBART
— Mailchimp Blacklists Conservative Groups – LUCAS NOLAN (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. My critics/opponents want the following to blacklist me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: AOL, Google, Facebook, ConstantContact, WordPress, Comcast, AT&T, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC), Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. Previously, my critics/opponents ended my service as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, WCC Government Affairs Committee member, MTRO webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.)
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/11/16/mailchimp-blacklists-conservative-groups/
— Anti-Trumpers Look to Blacklist Trump’s Election Lawyers: ‘Make Them Famous’ – JOSHUA KLEIN (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who blacklist me and blacklist my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/11/10/anti-trumpers-look-to-blacklist-trumps-election-lawyers-make-them-famous/

DAILY CALLER
— Georgia Secretary Of State Says Fellow Republicans Have Pressured Him To Exclude Legal Ballots In Recount – MARLO SAFI
https://dailycaller.com/2020/11/16/georgia-secretary-of-state-brad-raffensperger-republicans-pressure-toss-legal-ballots/
— Liberal Media Suggests Biden Should Take Aggressive Approach To Censoring Conservative Media – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. My critics/opponents want the following to censor me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails more aggressively: AOL, Google, Facebook, ConstantContact, WordPress, Comcast, AT&T, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC), Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. Previously, my critics/opponents ended my service as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, WCC Government Affairs Committee member, MTRO webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/11/16/liberal-media-suggests-biden-should-take-aggressive-approach-to-censoring-conservative-media/

FEDERALIST
— If Americans Can No Longer Trust Our Elections, We’re In Big Trouble This is an incredibly dangerous moment for the country and may be a pivotal point in the future of America’s democratic republic. Did we just cross the Rubicon? – Willis L. Krumholz (DIERSEN: Democrats are moral relativists. They believe that their end justified their means.)
https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/17/if-americans-can-no-longer-trust-our-elections-were-in-big-trouble/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Prepare for the Great Decoupling – Deplatforming moves downstream to WordPress.com and Mailchimp – William A. Jacobson (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. My critics/opponents want the following to deplatform me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: AOL, Google, Facebook, ConstantContact, WordPress, Comcast, AT&T, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC), Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. Previously, my critics/opponents ended my service as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, WCC Government Affairs Committee member, MTRO webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/11/prepare-for-the-great-decoupling-deplatforming-moves-downstream-to-wordpress-com-and-mailchimp/

EPOCH TIMES
— Dershowitz: ‘Biden Is Not the President Elect’ – MIMI NGUYEN LY
https://www.theepochtimes.com/dershowitz-biden-is-not-the-president-elect_3581931.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans start turning the page on Trump era.” Hate-filled Trump-hating RINOs want to use Trump’s problems to get rid of conservatives, that is, to get rid of the base of the Republican Party.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/526247-republicans-start-turning-the-page-on-trump-era
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump campaign sees election lawsuits fizzle.”
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/526249-trump-campaign-sees-election-lawsuits-fizzle

NEW YORK TIMES
— Fox News’s ‘partisan right’ audience on YouTube is dropping, researchers say. – Daisuke Wakabayashi
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/16/technology/fox-news-youtube-election.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Republicans sound alarm on Georgia Senate runoffs as they privately weigh Trump’s influence – Robert Costa and Tom Hamburger (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, I have always been a “political burden” for Republican candidates. My critics/opponents shout at Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct who lose races that they lost because of me and because of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Previously, my critics/opponents shouted at them that they lost because of what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/georgia-senate-runoffs-gop-t/2020/11/16/9d7c0678-2848-11eb-8fa2-06e7cbb145c0_story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican leaders are increasingly alarmed about the party’s ability to stave off Democratic challengers in Georgia’s two Senate runoff elections — and they privately described President Trump on a recent conference call as a political burden who despite his false claims of victory was the likely loser of the 2020 election. . .Some on the call expressed particular concern about Georgia’s fast-changing electorate, driven by the increasingly liberal metro Atlanta region and the push by 2018 gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams to register more Democratic voters, especially in the state’s communities of color. Democrats hope that the candidate challenging Loeffler in the runoff, the Rev. Raphael Warnock — the pastor at Atlanta’s iconic Ebenezer Baptist Church, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached — will help energize Black voters. Perdue, elected in 2014, faces Democrat Jon Ossoff, a documentary filmmaker running his first statewide race. “They changed, dramatically, the face of the electorate in Georgia. Many of these new voters are from California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, and they’re not of the conservative persuasion,” Perdue said on the call.)

NEW YORK POST
— Trump campaign blasts ‘fake news’ coverage of Pennsylvania lawsuit – Bruce Golding (DIERSEN: I should write a book about newspaper coverage of the lawsuits that I have filed. Of course, the newspapers sided with the defendants in those lawsuits.)
https://nypost.com/2020/11/16/trump-campaign-blasts-fake-news-coverage-of-pa-lawsuit/

USA TODAY
— Be upfront with your new employer about your past – Johnny C. Taylor (DIERSEN: What “past” did you have when you started with new employers? When I started with GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates stressed a) that my Democrat GAO superiors had forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO, b) that my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974, c) that my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968, d) that I was a conservative Republican, e) that I had been baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, f ) that I was 100% German national origin, g) that my ancestors had been in America since 1844, h) that I was a draft avoider, i) that I had lived in Wheaton since 1978, j) that I had lived in Crete 1948-1972, k) that I opposed political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, l) etc.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2020/11/10/should-you-disclose-reckless-driving-charge-when-applying-job/6221747002/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Donald Trump lost the 2020 election, but misinformation will continue to win.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/11/13/trump-administration-ending-misinformation-age-continues-after-election/6128246002/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Christine Todd Whitman says “Beyond irresponsible: Republicans must put Americans and reality ahead of fealty to Trump. Republicans are embarrassing America. It’s past time to admit Trump lost, congratulate Biden, stop spouting misinformation and move on to a transition.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/11/14/republicans-admit-trump-lost-biden-won-start-transition-column/6270990002/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to be LGBTQ.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/11/13/transgender-awareness-week-young-trans-people-say-they-are-thriving/6078136002/

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
— Trump’s legal push to disrupt Pa.’s election results is on its last legs. What’s his campaign still fighting in court? – Jeremy Roebuck (DIERSEN: I should write a book about newspaper coverage of the lawsuits that I have filed. Of course, the newspapers sided with the defendants in those lawsuits.)
https://www.inquirer.com/news/trump-lawsuits-pennsylvania-election-results-supreme-court-federal-judge-20201116.html

CHARLOTTE  OBSERVER
— Don’t blame progressives for blue wave washout – BARRY SAUNDERS (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, I have always been a “political burden” for Republican candidates. My critics/opponents shout at Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct who lose races that they lost because of me and because of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Previously, my critics/opponents shouted at them that they lost because of what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member.)
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/article247100997.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Year of the Woman Really, Finally Did Arrive in 2020 As voters, as candidates and as campaign leaders, women were—and now are—in the driver’s seat as never before – Gerald F. Seib (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at women, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-year-of-the-woman-really-finally-did-arrive-in-2020-11605539331
— New International Student Enrollment Plunges 43% This Fall Survey of more than 700 schools shows harsh impact of pandemic, Trump administration restriction – Melissa Korn (DIERSEN: IIT admitted me in 1992, DePaul in 1976, Loyola in 1972, NIU in 1969, and UIC in 1966. If there had been as many foreign students back then as there are now, I may very well have not been admitted.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-international-student-enrollment-plunges-43-this-fall-11605548907

WBUR
— Why Voters Are Rejecting The War On Drugs – Dorey Scheimer and Meghna Chakrabarti (DIERSEN: To push pot on an individual, municipality, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, county, state, or country.)
https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2020/11/17/a-shift-in-american-drug-policy

ABC TAMPA BAY
— Pandemic highlights affordable housing problems across the country – Vanessa Araiza (DIERSEN: In 1972, when I was 24 years old, I could afford to buy a new town home in University Park, but I could not have afforded to buy that new town home if it had been in a more expensive municipality, township, or county. In 1978, my wife and I could afford to buy a home in Wheaton, but we could not have afforded to buy that home if it had been in a more expensive municipality, township, or county. In 1984, my wife and I could afford to have a new home built in Wheaton, but we could not have afforded to have that home built in a more expensive municipality, township, or county.)
https://www.abcactionnews.com/rebound/coronavirus-stress/pandemic-highlights-affordable-housing-problems-across-the-country

NEWSWEEK
— Trump Administration Officials Face Tough Time Finding New Jobs – NAVEED JAMALI AND TOM O’CONNOR (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my unsuccessful efforts during 1997 and 1998 when I was 49 years old to find a job appropriate for someone with my work experience, education, professional certifications, and professional license after my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer.” Factors that frustrated my job search included a) the adverse actions that my Democrat GAO superiors had taken against me, b) my being an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my Democrat GAO my opposing with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, c) none of my four degrees were from Ivy League universities, d) my having filed lawsuits, e) my being White, male, 49 years old, draft avoider, 100% German American, Missouri Synod Lutheran, conservative, Republican, a former IRS employee, a Wheaton resident since 1978, a Crete resident 1948-1972, etc.)
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-administration-officials-tough-time-new-jobs-1547859
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The presence of Trump loyalists in positions across the government has also had an effect on the jobs themselves. Rather than blacklist people for their affiliation alone, one Democratic congressional staffer who asked to remain anonymous told Newsweek that former administration officials should be judged based on their performance, which the staffer said often came second to ideology. “There are many appointees who were hired, promoted, or retained because of their loyalty to Trump and Trumpism,” the staffer said. “Many of these people actively harmed the very people and institutions they were charged with serving. They engaged in or were complicit in tremendous cruelty. Those are the reasons not to hire someone.” The staffer said this standard should apply to those who left office early as well, such as former Defense Secretary James Mattis, who has been critical of the commander-in-chief he served, but has not apologized for having implemented some of his controversial policies.)

FINANCIAL TIMES
— Comfortable in court: Donald Trump reprises playbook for election fight Veterans of real estate industry say hard-nosed legal strategy was honed over decades – Joshua Chaffin (DIERSEN: Even though I have not filed a lawsuit since 1998, if I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me as being litigious. I should write a book about the lawsuits that I have filed, the defendants in those lawsuits, and the retaliation that those defendants continue to take against me.)
https://www.ft.com/content/74d8a848-4dad-4017-9226-5deb0a005045

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Donald Trump gained a reputation as one of the most litigious real estate developers in the US. . .But to veterans of the New York City real estate world, the president’s actions since the November 3 election are familiar, and consistent with the playbook he honed for decades as a highly litigious property developer. . .“I don’t think he ever had a particularly impressive track record of winning anything. But he was sufficiently litigious that it was a deterrent.” Even in the litigious blood sport of New York real estate, Mr. Trump stood out.)

November 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 11,632 new coronavirus cases, 37 deaths Free COVID-19 testing available at sites in northern Illinois this week – Michelle Gallardo and Cate Cauguiran
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-11632-new-covid-19-cases-37-deaths/8014957/
— Joe Biden urges Donald Trump to aid transition amid exploding COVID-19 pandemic: ‘More people may die’ – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/more-people-may-die-biden-urges-trump-to-aid-transition/8013649/
— Majority of Biden transition team is female, nearly half are people of color – CNN (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at females, at people of color, and at everyone else that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/nearly-half-of-biden-transition-team-are-people-of-color/8012874/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To push pot on a municipality, county, state, or country is to destroy that municipality, county, state, or country.
https://abc7chicago.com/health/americans-across-party-lines-regions-embrace-marijuana/8014092/

NBC5
— Obama Says Social Media Companies ‘Are Making Editorial Choices, Whether They’ve Buried Them in Algorithms Or Not’ – Lauren Feiner
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/obama-says-social-media-companies-are-making-editorial-choices-whether-theyve-buried-them-in-algorithms-or-not/2372557/

CBS2
— Facing ‘Zero Easy Choices,’ Mayor Lori Lightfoot Stands By Call For $94 Million Property Tax Hike To Balance 2021 Budget – Todd Feurer
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/16/facing-zero-easy-choices-mayor-lori-lightfoot-stands-by-call-for-94-million-property-tax-hike-to-balance-2021-budget/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Georgia: 2,600 votes not counted in Floyd County, elections director asked to step down
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/calls-for-floyd-county-elections-director-to-resign-after-2600-not-counted

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Newsmax CEO: No desire to be ‘Trump TV,’ open to weekly show – BRIAN STEINBERG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-trump-tv-newsmax-20201116-sqh3be4xezcmnpfo3chru4r3pq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump’s baseless claims won’t change reality. He lost the election.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-trump-claims-fraud-twitter-biden-20201116-km4h5cgihffv3b6ndbmzxtfdia-story.html
— Claims of anti-Semitism at University of Illinois prompt federal investigation by Department of Education – ELYSSA CHERNEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-university-of-illinois-anti-semitism-investigation-20201116-4w7az6l5arbnxdu3szt3zwzhai-story.html
— Pritzker, Lightfoot show Illinois style of hypocrisy with COVID-19 restrictions – PATRICK J. HUGHES
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-pritzker-lightfoot-hypocrisy-20201116-ejenf2lkqjdntd7r6h66dr32cq-story.html
— Chicago, Cook County COVID-19 stay-home advisories: Here’s what you need to know.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-cb-chicago-cook-county-stay-home-advisory-20201116-gz53tukyurh73iauftoqecnrx4-story.html
— Pritzker coy on his Thanksgiving plans | U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos tests positive for COVID-19 | City’s public health doc says initially there won’t be enough vaccine to go around – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-thanksgiving-lightfoot-layoffs-pot-income-tax-spin-20201117-hqu2nxcyzrbu3n7ik3vbl4yl6q-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Contested races emerge on first filing day in DuPage and Kane towns – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201116/contested-races-emerge-on-first-filing-day-in-dupage-and-kane-towns
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Mayoral and city council hopefuls in DuPage and Kane counties officially launched their campaigns Monday with the start of candidate filing to appear on the spring ballot. In Aurora, the state’s second-largest city, Mayor Richard Irvin will face at least two challengers. Contested city council races also are emerging in Downers Grove, Naperville and Wheaton. . .Four city council seats representing Wheaton’s four voting districts are on the ballot. In the south district, Bill Nieman filed his paperwork in order to claim the first spot on the ballot, followed by Mark Yetsky. Lynn Robbins, who in 2019 was appointed to a 2-year term representing the west district, filed to retain the seat. Scott A. Brown has filed to run for the north district seat. Incumbents Mike Barbier and Christopher Zaruba as well as seven other residents — George Nieman, Scott Weller, David Diersen, Mark Yetsky, Gabrielle Reczek, Scott Brown and Stanley Garrett — have picked up nominating packets from the city clerk’s office but had not yet filed as of Monday afternoon.)
— Kane County Board member files financial ethics complaint against Chairman Lauzen – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201116/kane-county-board-member-files-financial-ethics-complaint-against-chairman-lauzen
— After Trump march: Arrests, accusations and COVID-19 fines – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20201116/news/311169878/
— As Illinois sees COVID-19 hospitalizations surge 30% in a week, leaders say please no Thanksgiving gatherings – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201116/as-illinois-sees-covid-19-hospitalizations-surge-30-in-a-week-leaders-say-please-no-thanksgiving-gatherings

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Lightfoot borrowing to cost city taxpayers an extra $2 billion Officials finally release details of the ultimate price of patching a budget hole now with higher debt repayment later. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/lightfoot-borrowing-cost-city-taxpayers-extra-2-billion

JACKSONVILLE JOURNAL COURIER
— Trump gained new support across Jacksonville area — did he in your county? – David C.L. Bauer
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/insider/article/Trump-gained-new-support-across-Jacksonville-area-15728880.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Wheaton man charged for failing to register as sex offender: police
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/17/wheaton-man-charged-for-failing-to-register-as-sex-offender-police/autpykk/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters oppose anything that slows down illegal immigration.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trumps-border-wall-builders-carry-even-though-projects-may-never-be-completed#stream/0

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DOMINION SOFTWARE ALLEGED TO HAVE TAMPERED 2020 ELECTION RESULTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/dominion-software-alleged-to-have-tampered-2020-election-results-.html
— WILL COUNTY BOARD MEMBER-ELECT ADDRESSES MAGA CROWD IN DC
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/will-county-board-member-elect-addresses-maga-crowd-in-dc-.html

CAPITOL FAX
– 11,632 new confirmed and probable cases, 37 additional deaths, 5,581 hospitalized, 1,144 in the ICU, 12.5 percent case positivity, 14.7 percent test positivity
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/16/11632-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-37-additional-deaths-5581-hospitalized-1144-in-the-icu-125-percent-case-positivity-147-percent-test-positivity/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/16/covid-19-roundup-59/
— With the failure of the graduated income tax, will the state finally close some tax loopholes? (DIERSEN: What tax loopholes have your critics/opponents charged you with unfairly, unethically, and/or immorally taking advantage of? Since 1972, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have charged me with unfairly, unethically, and immorally taking advantage of the “education tax deduction loophole.” I deducted job-related graduate business, accounting, and finance courses 1972-1980 and 1992-1997. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes shout that those courses were not job-related, did not help me carry out my job duties, were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and were a distraction.)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/16/with-the-failure-of-the-graduated-income-tax-will-the-state-finally-close-some-tax-loopholes/
— Fox Fire restaurant appellate decision is now legal precedent
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/16/fox-fire-restaurant-appellate-decision-is-now-legal-precedent/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Conservative censorship goes beyond Twitter and Facebook after WordPress deplatforms popular website – Emma Colton (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents a) want WordPress to dump www.gopillinois.com and b) want ConstantContact to dump GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/conservative-censorship-goes-beyond-twitter-and-facebook-after-wordpress-deplatforms-popular-website

GOPUSA
— Angry Left Vows To Purge GOP ‘Nazis’ In Name Of Unity
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97887
— Is Parler A ‘Threat To Democracy’? CNN Blasts Parler, Newsmax As ‘Dangerous’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97931
— Anti-Trump Lions In The Press Turn Into Cuddly Biden Kittens
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97819
— Cuomo Uses Church Platform To Say, ‘President Trump Must Learn The Lesson’
https://www.gopusa.com/cuomo-uses-church-platform-to-say-president-trump-must-learn-the-lesson/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Meet Rebekah Mercer, the Deep-Pocketed Founder of Parler – Alexis Benveniste
https://www.realclearmarkets.com/2020/11/16/meet_rebekah_mercer_the_deep-pocketed_founder_of_parler_649628.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— The President vs. the American Media. After terrorist attacks, France’s leader accuses the English-language media of “legitimizing this violence.” – Ben Smith
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/15/business/media/macron-france-terrorism-american-islam.html
— Live Tracker of Viral Disinformation (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. My critics/opponents want you to know only what they tell you, no more and no less. They want you to see things their way and their way only. They want to manipulate/dominate you. They want you to glorify them and praise them. They want you to serve as one of their operatives or dupes. They want you to give them money.)
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/11/16/technology/election-results-trump-biden
— Liberals Envisioned a Multiracial Coalition. Voters of Color Had Other Ideas. Democrats may need to rethink their strategy as the class complexities and competing desires of Latino and Asian-American demographic groups become clear. – Michael Powell (DIERSEN: Democrats are extremely divisive. Democrats divide a) minorities against Whites, b) women against men, c) younger people against older people, d) those who have less money against those who have more money, e) non-Christians against Christians, f) non-Protestants against Protestants, g) non-German Americans against German Americans, h) non-Italian Americans against Italian Americans, i) veterans against non-veterans, j) moderates and liberals against conservatives, k) LGBTQers against heterosexuals, l) non-married people against married people, m) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs against Republicans, n) non-patriotic people against patriotic people, o) citizens of foreign countries against citizens of America, p) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, q) non-gun owners against gun owners, r) drinkers against non-drinkers, s) gamblers against non-gamblers, t) pot users against non-pot users, u) etc. against etc.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/16/us/liberals-race.html

FORBES
— Mayor: Marijuana Legalization (And Insanely High Taxes) Saved Chicago From COVID-19 Disaster – Chris Roberts (DIERSEN: To push pot on a municipality, county, state, or country is to destroy that municipality, county, state, or country.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisroberts/2020/11/16/mayor-marijuana-legalization-and-insanely-high-taxes-saved-chicago-from-covid-19-disaster/

November 16 Morning Edition

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Fauci to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/election-latest-trump-campaign-retreats-from-key-claim-in-pa-suit/2372385/

WTTW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Republicans for the problems that minorities have.
https://news.wttw.com/2020/11/15/poverty-and-pandemic-helping-marginalized-communities-weather-storm

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Richard J. Daley a ‘horribly racist mayor,’ great-grandson says in letter. In an open letter to his cousins, Bobby Vanecko also condemns his great-uncle Richard M. Daley and parents’ cousin Ald. Patrick D. Thompson (11th) for racist policymaking. – Clare Proctor and Tom Schuba (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Ever-increasingly, to pander to minorities, to pander to women, to pander to young people, and to pander to those who have health, financial, and/or other problems, if you are White, and if you seek a government office or a political office, your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will paint you, paint your parents, paint your grandparents, paint your great grandparents, and paint the rest of your ancestors as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. The more clout that the aforesaid have/had, the more that they are painted as being the aforesaid. In my defense, I have never had clout. Further, my parents, my grandparents, my great grandparents, and the rest of my ancestors never had clout. My outstanding father fought diabetes from age 14, never attended college, was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant in Chicago Heights, almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills, and died in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. My outstanding mother never attended high school. My grandparents on my father’s side operated a hardware store in Crete; their parents were farmers. My grandparents on my mother’s side operated a farm in Grant Park; their parents were farmers.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/15/21565497/richard-j-daley-letter-racism-bobby-vanecko-daley-family

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. Pritzker, let the legislature work with you on COVID-19 surge, tanking economy – DON DEWITTE AND DAN UGASTE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-governor-pritzker-covid-pandemic-legislature-20201113-wglnetklrnfsnhttzzazpbhcs4-story.html
— Free speech and college campuses: Why are students censoring themselves, and will Joe Biden help? – JONATHAN ZIMMERMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-college-political-thinking-zimmerman-20201113-ayczvbhhnvgxnh5x3olv45d2o4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater promotes hatred against Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-glanton-trump-voter-fraud-voter-suppression-20201116-tgkjzi25s5ajbc6pcjdghb4vv4-story.html
— BOOST YOUR ENERGY; COMBAT PANDEMIC FATIGUE – ELIZABETH HARTKE
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/new-york-daily-news/20201115/282686164759843
— Lightfoot doubles down on property tax hike in private meeting, tells aldermen not to record her – GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-property-tax-increase-aldermen-20201115-apzembox4bgurmsta7qnxk6wga-story.html
— Bullied, badgered, publicly scorned: Suburban school boards feel the heat — and the hate — as they weigh COVID-19 school closings – KAREN ANN CULLOTTA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-illinois-school-boards-under-pressure-20201115-py74cgbugvasbhvi2ybwoe4fcy-story.html
— Liberal Democrats envisioned a multiracial coalition on Election Day. Voters had other ideas. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-liberals-race-election-20201116-qei47m7oszeshfbsq3wdq2zia4-story.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Two Will County Republican candidates call for new leadership of state party Party’s lack of support, poor fundraising criticized – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/13/two-will-county-republican-candidates-call-for-new-leadership-of-state-party/a2jw067/

JACKSONVILLE JOURNAL COURIER
— Bipartisan calls grow for hearings on state’s pandemic response – Greg Bishop
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/Bipartisan-calls-grow-for-hearings-on-15729700.php

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Obama to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/obama-calls-trumps-refusal-concede-another-breach-basic-democratic-norms#stream/0

WREX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you promote pot, you are not religious, conservative, or Republican.
https://wrex.com/2020/11/16/americans-across-party-lines-regions-embrace-marijuana/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— LaHOOD’s NOD TO BIDEN. . .REP. DARIN LAHOOD says Joe Biden should be receiving security briefings, a sign he acknowledges the Democrat won the 2020 election. “It is appropriate from a national security perspective for Joe Biden to be afforded access to intelligence and security briefings,” the Republican congressman told Playbook through a spokesman. LaHood’s comment about Biden’s post-election position follows Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who took to Twitter on Nov. 7 to acknowledge Biden’s victory: “Congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Our nation deserves two competing parties who can work together when possible, and compete honorably when not.” Other Illinois Republican Party leaders, however, are keeping quiet about their opinions on the outcome of the presidential race. Illinois GOP Executive Director Derek Murphy and party Chairman Tim Schneider didn’t respond to requests for comment, and neither did GOP Reps. Mike Bost (12th), Rodney Davis (13th), or John Shimkus (15th). GOP Rep. Mike Bost tweeted Nov. 8 that he supports Trump’s “efforts to ensure all legal votes are counted… So while Joe Biden & supporters celebrate, our work continues.” Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin and newly named state Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie said they don’t comment on national security issues. Political strategist Collin Corbett says he’s not surprised some Illinois Republicans are keeping quiet. “Everyone knows Biden has won. It’s a matter of respect [for Trump]. They want to let the guy get through the process.” Corbett, who heads the “right of center” Cor Strategies, expects transfer of power will happen “and it will be peaceful. There’s no sense in angering him in the meantime.” – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/11/16/eyeing-duckworths-seat-sacks-defends-madigan-lahoods-nod-to-biden-covids-grip-490908

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Leftist State Board of Ed and Lawmakers Collude to Indoctrinate Illinois Students – Laurie Higgins (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to send your child to a public school is to make your child anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-parent, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. My outstanding parents sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod.)
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/leftist-state-board-of-ed-and-lawmakers-collude-to-indoctrinate-illinois-students/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Designed to rig elections’: Trump’s legal team demands probe of Dominion voting software. Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney, called for a probe – Alex Swoyer and S.A. Miller (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, voters vote straight ticket ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straight-ticket_voting ). Yet, according to the DuPage County Election Division, in my precinct, only 154 voted for Trump while 325 voted for Berlin, 240 voted for Jorgensen, 232 voted for Grogan, 228 voted for Walsh, 225 voted for Kachiroubas, 225 voted for Elliott, 224 voted for Whelan, 224 voted for Felice, etc.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/15/trumps-legal-team-claims-issues-with-dominion-voti/
— Trump blasts ‘ANTIFA SCUM’ as D.C. descends into chaos – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/15/trump-blasts-antifa-scum-dc-descends-chaos/

GOPUSA
— Million Maga March Was Huge And Peaceful! — Then Biden Supporters Attacked
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97837

AMERICAN THINKER
— Biden, the Great Pretender – Fay Voshell
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/11/biden_the_great_pretender.html
— 60 Minutes’ Scarily Ignorant Interview of Barack Obama – Jack Cashill
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/11/60_minutes_scarily_ignorant_interview_of_barack_obama.html

BREITBART
— Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: Trump’s ‘Mind-Blowing’ Ignorance Worsened Coronavirus Pandemic – PAM KEY
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/11/15/chicago-mayor-lightfoot-trumps-mind-blowing-ignorance-worsened-coronavirus-pandemic/

DAILY WIRE
— ‘Threat To Democracy’: CNN Sounds Alarm Over Conservatives Leaving Twitter, Facebook
https://www.dailywire.com/news/threat-to-democracy-cnn-sounds-alarm-over-conservatives-leaving-twitter-facebook

EPOCH TIMES
— Dershowitz: Trump May Seek to Deny Biden 270 Electoral Votes, Put Election in Congress – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/dershowitz-trump-may-try-to-deny-biden-270-electoral-votes-put-election-in-congress_3579716.html

WORLD TRIBUNE
— Bill Gates and Big Tech team up to promote racial revolutionary strife – Joe Schaeffer
https://www.worldtribune.com/bill-gates-and-big-tech-team-up-to-promote-racial-revolutionary-strife/

CHRISTIANITY TODAY
— Recognizing the ‘Sins of Our Fathers’ Means Admitting We’re Their Children The Bible tells us we only escape original sin through our perfect savior. – CHAD ASHBY (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Ever-increasingly, to pander to minorities, to pander to women, to pander to young people, and to pander to those who have health, financial, and/or other problems, if you are White, and if you seek a government office or a political office, your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will paint you, paint your parents, paint your grandparents, paint your great grandparents, and paint the rest of your ancestors as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. The more clout that the aforesaid have/had, the more that they are painted as being the aforesaid. In my defense, I have never had clout. Further, my parents, my grandparents, my great grandparents, and the rest of my ancestors never had clout. My outstanding father fought diabetes from age 14, never attended college, was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant in Chicago Heights, almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills, and died in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. My outstanding mother never attended high school. My grandparents on my father’s side operated a hardware store in Crete; their parents were farmers. My grandparents on my mother’s side operated a farm in Grant Park; their parents were farmers.)
https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2020/october-web-only/reckoning-with-original-sin-race-injustice.html

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Kinzinger to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/11/16/adam-kinzinger-trump-refusal-to-concede-gop-bts-tsr-vpx.cnn

YAHOO NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Bolton to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.yahoo.com/gma/1-1-former-trump-national-093806590.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters crow about their success in promoting hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/16/us/biden-suburbs-blue-minneapolis.html
— 2020’s Hot Gadget Is the Personal Computer – Shira Ovide (DIERSEN: I have owned and used a personal computer since the early 1980s.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/12/technology/2020s-hot-gadget-is-the-computer.html
— The Trump Campaign Has Filed 16 Lawsuits Contesting the Election. – Emily Bazelon
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/13/us/politics/trump-election-lawsuits.html
— FRONT PAGE: Sex-Abuse Claims Against Boy Scouts Now Surpass 82,000. The deluge of sex-abuse filings, coming ahead of a bankruptcy deadline, far surpasses the number of claims filed in Catholic Church cases. – Mike Baker
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/15/us/boy-scouts-abuse-claims-bankruptcy.html

USA TODAY
— Deep blue and overwhelmingly against racial preferences: What’s going on in California Equality is central to the American creed. The Founding Fathers, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. and, now, the people of America’s largest state have reaffirmed that fact. – Ward Connerly (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to get votes from them, politicians promise to give preference to minorities, females, younger people, LGBTQers, illegals, moderates/liberals, those who have health, financial, and/or other problems, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, veterans, and to those who are anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders, anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, etc.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/11/13/proposition-16-california-affirmative-action-racial-preferences-column/6241580002/
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Democratic Party waging a war over its future just as Joe Biden takes helm.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/15/joe-biden-take-presidency-democrats-battle-over-future-party/6278276002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— How Covid-19 Will Change Aging and Retirement Among other things, expect more aging in place and a wave of innovation to help make that happen – Anne Tergesen
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-covid-19-will-change-aging-and-retirement-11605452401
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 7. We need to save more to retire While stocks for now continue to perform well, lower bond yields caused by the pandemic might make it harder to make ends meet on a fixed income. For years, retirees have relied on the so-called 4% rule, which says you can withdraw 4% from your savings in the first year of retirement, and then give yourself an annual raise to account for inflation, without running a big risk of running out of money. For someone with a $1 million portfolio, that formula produced an initial income of $40,000 and—assuming inflation of 2%—an increase to $40,800 in year two. But today’s low bond yields mean future returns are expected to be lower than in the past, says David Blanchett, head of retirement research at Morningstar Inc. Mr. Blanchett says his safe-spending recommendation is now between 3% and 3.5%. That means that someone who wants to safely withdraw $40,000 in the first year of retirement needs to save closer to $1.2 million than $1 million. . .9. We will work longer Since the 1990s, the percentage of people 55 and older in the labor force has risen steadily, to 40% in 2019 from 29% in 1993, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With bond yields low, stock values high and Social Security in precarious shape, the trend will accelerate. “There’s so much uncertainty about the future…most people are going to continue to work as long as they can,” says Prof. Carstensen. With companies embracing remote work and flexible hours and the gig economy expanding, it’s easier for many older people to remain employed, says Jack Rowe, a professor of public health at Columbia University. Of course, not everyone has the ability to work into their 70s or beyond. Some are in poor health, have jobs they can no longer perform or are victims of age discrimination. “As a society, we will have to provide ways for people who cannot work to receive support, says Prof. Carstensen.”)
— The Best Books About Aging and Retirement of 2020 – Diane Cole (DIERSEN: I should write a book about early retirement.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-best-books-about-aging-and-retirement-of-2020-11605312522
— With Interest Rates Low, What’s a Retiree to Do? The investment landscape has changed for older investors. Here’s some advice on how to navigate it. – Michael A. Pollock
https://www.wsj.com/articles/with-interest-rates-low-whats-a-retiree-to-do-11605385320
— Why Democrats Nearly Lost the House. The problem is their policies, not their marketing. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-democrats-nearly-lost-the-house-11605482291

SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE
— John Kass: Take Donald Trump’s charges concerning a rigged election more seriously – John Kass
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/opinion/2020/11/15/trump-charges-election-fraud-deserve-open-hearing-court/6282906002/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Bolton to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.newsweek.com/john-bolton-urges-gop-leaders-explain-voters-that-trump-lost-this-character-test-1547561

PITT NEWS
— Moderates are holding the Democratic Party back – Ethan Tessler (DIERSEN: Moderate Republicans, that is, RINOs, are holding the Republican Party back. I should write a book about RINOs in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who have focused on driving conservatives out of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, that is, who have focused on driving the base of the Republican Party out of the Republican Party, that is who have focused on destroying the Republican Party.)
https://pittnews.com/article/162181/opinions/opinion-moderates-are-holding-the-democratic-party-back/

SEVEN DAYS VERMONT
— Burlington Candidates Seek Open Council Seat in North District – COURTNEY LAMDIN (DIERSEN: According to your critics/opponents, what baggage do you have? My critics/opponents stress that I am White, male, old (born in 1948), conservative, Republican, Trump supporter, non-poor, childless, pet-less, overweight, diabetic, gun owner, Protestant (baptized, raiser, and conformed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), draft avoider, 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, federal employee for almost 30 years, federal retiree for more than 23 years, etc. They stress the adverse actions that TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Department of Justice, GAO, IRS, Firestone Stores, Post Office, etc. have taken against me.)
https://www.sevendaysvt.com/OffMessage/archives/2020/11/10/burlington-candidates-seek-open-council-seat-in-north-district
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Barlow said the council’s current partisan divide — six Progs, five Dems and one independent — creates “obstacles to dialogue and compromise.” He said he would not seek a party nomination. “It’s probably easier to work on community problems without all the extra baggage and entanglement that comes with party affiliation,” he said.)

ATLANTIC
— Whitewashing the Great Depression – SARAH BOXER (DIERSEN: What did your ancestors do during the Great Depression? My grandparents on my father’s side operated Crete’s only hardware store and raised my father and his sister. My grandparents on my mother’s side operated a farm in Grant Park along the Indiana border and raised my mother, her sister, and her two brothers.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/12/whitewashing-the-great-depression/616936/
— Why California Rejected Racial Preferences, Again – Conor Friedersdorf (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/11/why-california-rejected-affirmative-action-again/617049/

THE WEEK
— Dogs influenced by owner’s expression of preference  Dogs sensitive to owners’ choice despite having own preference
https://www.theweek.in/news/sci-tech/2020/11/16/dogs-influence-by-owner-expression-of-preference.html

YAHOO MONEY
— College students increasingly worried over finances (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better-paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://money.yahoo.com/college-students-increasingly-worried-over-221645684.html

INSIDE AGEING
— How ageism influences responses to population ageing – Frank Ehrenberg (DIERSEN: What assumptions do you make about federal employees? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, if you are/were a federal employee who is Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and if you have a job-related master’s degree, professional certification, or professional license and you do not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800), by age 40, it must be because you are a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things.)
https://insideageing.com.au/how-ageism-influences-responses-to-population-ageing/