August 24 Evening Edition

— What would I have to do before the Republicans who run DuPage County might consider me to be a “member of the media” and let me sit at DuPage County’s media table next to the Daily Herald’s Robert Sanchez? From what I see, none of the following would be enough: a) stop sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails; b) resign as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor; c) resign as a Republican Precinct Committeeman; d) never again sign in and speak during a public comment period; e) stop promoting the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, and other planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform; f) stop promoting the illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Republican Party platform; g) get hired as a government/political reporter by the Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, ABC7, NBC5, CBS2, Fox News Chicago, etc.; h) earn a degree in journalism; i) stop claiming to be conservative; j) stop claiming to be Republican; k) claim to be non-partisan; l) stop raising money from Republicans to help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parades and fireworks, m) etc.)

— AUGUST 16, 2012 FLASHBACK: A bunch of political info — daily – Bernard Schoenburg
(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. It’s at, 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  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.)
— Athens carpenter COLLIN CLIBURN has sights set on legislature – Bernard Schoenburg

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success to getting religious leaders to serve as their operatives and dupes.

— Property Tax Relief Task Force – BGA
— A city council candidate in Michigan shocked a public forum when she said she wants to keep her community white “as much as possible.” – AP (DIERSEN: It would be great if the three finalists to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy would get together and agree to participate in a “public forum.”)

— Buttigieg Making Faith-Based Appeal to Voters in 2020 Bid “My goal is for people of faith who believe that it has some implications for how they participate in politics to be aware that they have choices” – Thomas Beaumont (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that GOD is a liberal Democrat who promotes dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and even worse things.)

— Former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb given far-reaching mandate to investigate Jussie Smollett case: ‘The facts will take me where they take me’ – MEGAN CREPEAU and JASON MEISNER

— Judge denies class-action status for women suing Ford over harassment at Chicago plant The plaintiffs sought a class-action lawsuit for all women who had worked at Ford’s two Chicago plants since 2012, but a judge said their allegations weren’t similar enough. – Jake Wittich

— Presidential hopefuls woo prominent suburban Democrats, who say sorry, give us a little time But local leaders aren’t ready to pick favorites just yet – Marni Pyke
— Change in state law on police questioning prompted by death of Naperville North student – Mick Zawislak

— This time the bullying wasn’t on the playground – Doug Finke

— CM 201-U School Board Joins UP Back-to-School Celebration (DIERSEN: I attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961, graduated from Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest in 1962, and graduated from Crete-Monee High School in 1966. My brother continues to live in Crete in a house that my grandfather on my father’s side had built in 1926 on land that his grandfather on his father’s side bought in 1864. I lived in Crete with my parents and brother in that house 1954-1972, and before that, with my parents in an apartment above my grandfather’s hardware store at the northeast corner of Main and Exchange Streets. I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972, lived in it full-time 1972-1974, lived in it part-time 1974-1976, rented it out 1976-1984, and sold it in 1984.)

— IL-14 Supplemental Update: Catalinamania Continues on FOX & Friends, Underwood Impeachment Inquiry and Receives Environmental Endorsement


— ‘He’s scared of us’: Tlaib suggests Trump is threatened by ‘the squad’ – Ellie Bufkin

— Christian deputy’s request to follow ‘Billy Graham Rule’ got him fired, he claims in lawsuit – Dom Calicchio (DIERSEN: I had an office while I worked for GAO 1990-1997. Thankfully, it had a large window open to a hallway.)

— Democrats want an Australian style mandatory national gun buyback

— The unbearable whiteness of the Obamas’ new house – Thomas Lifson

— It’s Time for the Media to Stop Empowering White Supremacists – JOHN NOLTE

— Democrats Will Accept Nothing Short Of A Total Invasion And Inundation Of Our Nation – Dave King

— Newest Joe Walsh Advisor For Trump Primary Challenge: Mr. Kellyanne Conway?

— Black conservative: Dems see us as victims needing to be rescued – Michael F. Haverluck

— Taylor Swift Announces She Supports Abortion, Thinks Trump Is An Autocrat – Timothy Meads

— Social Media Companies To Sign Pledge Letting France Define ‘Hate Speech’ – Reuters (DIERSEN: Who do the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America want to have the power to define “hate speech?” Soon, they would define any speech that defends or advances religious, conservative, or Republican principles as being “hate speech.”)

— Bump Trump, Keep The Veep? Welcome To The August Rumor Mill – Bill Whalen