October 21 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Join Striking Teachers at Chicago Event
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/senator-elizabeth-warren-to-join-striking-teachers-at-chicago-event-563580541.html

ABC7
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis certificate program at Oakton Community College trains students to work in medical marijuana industry – Zach Ben-Amots
https://abc7chicago.com/education/first-college-cannabis-program-in-illinois-trains-students-for-weed-industry/5635741/
— Chicago Teachers Strike: CPS cancels classes Tuesday, Elizabeth Warren to rally with Chicago Teachers Union
https://abc7chicago.com/education/elizabeth-warren-to-rally-with-ctu-tuesday-cps-cancels-classes-for-4th-day/5634644/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Should doctors and factory workers be allowed to use weed when it’s legal? Safety nonprofit urges employers to ban marijuana use for those in sensitive jobs. – LISA SCHENCKER (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who has used pot.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-marijuana-legal-workplace-safety-illinois-council-20191021-aso4xps5f5fgxhuddyjvyj4ffq-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County poised to vote on recreational pot sales in unincorporated areas – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191021/dupage-county-poised-to-vote-on-recreational-pot-sales-in-unincorporated-areas
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Larsen said he would be “shocked” if the board rejects the 3% tax on sales in municipalities. “I would expect everyone to support that,” he said. “We might as well get the revenue from it if we’re going to be dealing with the consequences of it.” Larsen said DuPage is expected to have increased law enforcement costs and other expenses as a result of the state legalizing recreational marijuana. “This is the only place we can get revenue to help deal with those costs,” he said. Last month, State’s Attorney Robert Berlin talked about issues other states faced after legalizing marijuana. He pointed to statistics showing Colorado experienced increases in property crime and violent crime. There also was an increase in the number of traffic fatalities with drivers testing positive for marijuana. County health department officials, meanwhile, said the availability of recreational marijuana is expected to increase use among adults and youths and hurt the health of residents. As a result, they are anticipating increased demand for public health services in DuPage.)
— Number of overdoses in Illinois drops for first time in five years – Rebecca Anzel
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191021/number-of-overdoses-in-illinois-drops-for-first-time-in-five-years
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191021/news/310219900/

HERALD NEWS
— Foster up, Lipinski behind in quarterly fundraising – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.theherald-news.com/2019/10/21/foster-up-lipinski-behind-in-quarterly-fundraising/a2hdx5c/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Warrenville businessman Jerry Evans becomes 8th GOP candidate to challenge Underwood – DREW ZIMMERM
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/10/21/warrenville-businessman-becomes-8th-gop-candidate-to-challenge-underwood/aoky72p/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Romney confirms secret Twitter account ‘Pierre Delecto’ – McKenzie Stauffer
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/romney-confirms-secret-twitter-account-pierre-delecto

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in promoting LGBTQ activity.
https://patch.com/illinois/arlingtonheights/building-glbtq-allies-communities-nw-suburbs

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: First Impressions of Newly Minted Republican Candidate Jerry Evans
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/21/il-14-first-impressions-of-newly-minted-republican-candidate-jerry-evans/ 
— Ugaste Reports
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/21/ugaste-reports-2/

MCHENRY TIMES
— Rep. Skillicorn supports Florida legislation allowing school staff to carry concealed weapons – Glenn Minnis 
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/515105476-rep-skillicorn-supports-florida-legislation-allowing-school-staff-to-carry-concealed-weapons

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Rep. Grant holds property tax seminar for DuPage County residents – Glenn Minnis 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/515105575-rep-grant-holds-property-tax-seminar-for-dupage-county-residents
— Madigan, ComEd and Illinois’ Bi-Partisan Combine Under Fire
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/515112926-madigan-comed-and-illinois-bi-partisan-combine-under-fire

CAPITOL FAX
— Despite narrow win last year, Rodney Davis continues going all-in for the president (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Republicans to dump Trump.)
https://capitolfax.com/2019/10/21/despite-narrow-win-last-year-rodney-davis-continues-going-all-in-for-the-president/
— ISRA plans veto session lobby day
https://capitolfax.com/2019/10/21/isra-plans-veto-session-lobby-day/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— CAIR, SPLC pressure Mar-a-Lago to drop ‘hate group’ events as conservatives push back – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/oct/21/cair-splc-pressure-mar-lago-drop-hate-group-event-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Find me a better analogy’: Beto O’Rourke refuses to back down on Trump-Hitler comparison – Madison Dibble
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/find-me-a-better-analogy-beto-orourke-refuses-to-back-down-on-trump-hitler-comparison

BREITBART
— Donald Trump: Democrats Do Not Have a Mitt Romney; ‘They Stick Together’ – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/21/donald-trump-democrats-do-not-have-mitt-romney-stick-together/
— Elizabeth Warren Education Plan: Protect Illegal Aliens, End Parental Choice – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/21/elizabeth-warren-education-plan-protect-illegal-aliens-end-parental-choice/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Beware Of Democrats ‘Speaking Evangelical’ – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/31237

DAILY WIRE
— Trump Unloads On Romney For Basically Being Worse Than A Democrat – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/trump-unloads-on-romney-for-basically-being-worse-than-a-democrat

TOWNHALL
— Police Organizations Torch 2020 Democrat’s Gun Confiscation Plan As ‘Asinine, Ridiculous, and Likely Unconstitutional’ – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/10/21/police-organizations-torch-2020-democrats-gun-confiscation-plan-as-asinine-rid-n2555097

HOT AIR
— Poll: The American Melting Pot Isn’t Quite So Melty Anymore (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats discourage assimilation. Ever-increasingly, Democrats paint themselves as being anti-White.)
https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2019/10/21/poll-american-melting-pot-isnt-quite-melty-anymore/

OPEN SECRETS
— Democratic donors, Trump critics fund president’s Republican primary challengers – Yue Stella Yu (DIERSEN: If you ran for an office, which individuals, organizations, and companies would fund your opponent(s)? Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs would fund my opponents(s).) 
https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2019/10/republican-primary-challengers-funding2020/

THE HILL
— Trump urges GOP to defend him more strongly on impeachment – BRETT SAMUELS (DIERSEN: My critics/opponent stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. They stress those who could have come to my defense but did not.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/466735-trump-urges-gop-to-defend-him-more-strongly-on-impeachment

POLITICO
— House takes up controversial effort to combat online extremism – TIM STARKS (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who call me an extremist. In my defense, I would stress those who demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me for my not doing more to defend/advance a) Trump, b) other Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, c) Republican organizations, and d) the traditional family, right to live, immigration, Second Amendment, and illegal drugs planks in the Illinois Republican Party and Republican Party platforms. My critics/opponents blame me for a) their problems, b) your problems, c) my problems, d) everyone’s problems, e) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois’ problems, f) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce’s problems, g) Milton Township Republican Central Committee’s problems, h) Illinois Center Right Coalition’s problems, i) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter’s problems, j) GAO’s problems, k) etc. They blame me for all the losses the Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-cybersecurity/2019/10/21/house-takes-up-controversial-effort-to-combat-online-extremism-781047

CBS NEWS
— NEWT GINGRICH: I WOULDN’T ALLOW REPORTERS IN THE WHITE HOUSE
https://www.wcbi.com/newt-gingrich-i-wouldnt-allow-reporters-in-the-white-house/

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Workplace Laws Your Employer May Be Violating Here are some of the employee rights your boss may be breaking, either intentionally or inadvertently. – Maryalene LaPonsie
https://money.usnews.com/careers/articles/workplace-laws-your-employer-may-be-violating

NEWSWEEK
— PERCENTAGE OF AMERICANS SAYING GOVERNMENT AND LEADERSHIP IS TOP PROBLEM RISES SHARPLY AMID IMPEACHMENT PROBE – DANIEL MORITZ-RABSON
https://www.newsweek.com/percentage-americans-saying-government-leadership-top-problem-rises-sharply-amid-impeachment-1466696

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Facebook Reaches Deal With Wall Street Journal Publisher, Others for News Section News organizations including News Corp will be paid a licensing fee to supply headlines in news tab – Lukas I. Alpert
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-reaches-deal-with-wall-street-journal-publisher-others-for-news-section-11571431387
— White House Personnel Director Tells Trump Top DHS Secretary Picks Ineligible for Job Sean Doocey said neither Ken Cuccinelli nor Mark Morgan are qualified under federal vacancies law – Michelle Hackman and Andrew Restuccia (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-personnel-director-told-trump-that-top-candidates-for-acting-dhs-secretary-aren-t-eligible-11571683702

FORBES
— 3 Steps To Prevent Employee Turnover – Falon Fatemi (DIERSEN: Potential federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran should be advised that they will be gotten rid of if they do not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40 and that extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/falonfatemi/2019/10/21/3-steps-to-prevent-employee-turnover/

BLOOMBERG
— Portrait of an Inessential Government Worker Glory isn’t part of the deal when you go to work for the federal government. – Michael Lewis (DIERSEN: My current crop of critics/opponents would never stoop to even try to be a federal employee. But nevertheless, they hint/imply/argue/shout that if they were a federal employee, they would be deemed “essential” even though virtually all of them would be rejected a) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, b) because they cannot pass an employment examination, c) because they cannot pass a background investigation, and/or d) because they cannot pass a physical examination.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-10-15/lifesaving-coast-guard-scientist-reflects-on-government-service?utm_source=pocket-newtab
— Facebook’s Zuckerberg Privately Recommended Potential Campaign Hires to Buttigieg
https://www.yahoo.com/news/facebooks-zuckerberg-privately-recommended-potential-183803448.html

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— Why Your Company Needs to Implement Pay Equity Audits Now – Robert Sheen (DIERSEN: If a pay equity audit of the federal government was done, it would show that it pays its employees who are Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger more than it pays its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or older who have comparable work experience, education, and/or professional certifications and licenses. While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, GAO always paid its employees who are Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger more than it paid its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or older who had comparable work experience, education, and/or professional certifications and licenses. GAO audits IRS. When GAO hired me in 1980, I had almost 9 years experience working for IRS, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592. I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree from DePaul. Much of what I did for IRS, including interviewing, data gathering, summary, and analysis, report writing, and making recommendations was similar to what I would be doing for GAO. NEVERTHELESS, the Democrats who ran GAO required me to take a $19,568 pay cut in today’s dollars (a downgrade from GS-12 Step 5 to GS-9 Step 10) to transfer. They would NOT have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, and/or female.) 
https://hbr.org/sponsored/2019/10/why-your-company-needs-to-implement-pay-equity-audits-now

FED SMITH
— Presidential Power Versus Employees’ Constitutional Rights: Interpreting the Executive Orders Affecting Federal Workers – Mathew B. Tully, Esq. (DIERSEN: Constructively, federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran are deemed to be “poor performers” if they do not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/10/21/presidential-power-versus-employees-constitutional-rights-interpreting-executive-orders-affecting-federal-workers/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Terminating Employees Deemed “Poor Performers” First off, there is a smaller timeframe in which to improve poor performance. The executive order to streamline removal procedures for federal employees decreases the amount of time that employees are subject to Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs)—that provide employees a chance to improve their job performance following a poor evaluation or reprimand—to 30 days, government-wide. That window previously lasted between 60 and 120 days and was up to agency discretion as to the length of the PIP and/or extensions of the PIP. Federal employees should be aware of additional provisions in the executive order, which direct that:)

October 21 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Chicago Teachers Strike: Chicago Teachers Union, CPS continue negotiations as strike enters 5th day, classes canceled Monday
https://abc7chicago.com/education/chicago-teacher-strike-enters-5th-day-as-ctu-cps-continue-negotiations-/5634644/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-10/21/2019
— 40 shot, 5 fatally, in violent weekend in Chicago
https://abc7chicago.com/40-shot-5-fatally-in-violent-weekend-in-chicago/5634813/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-10/21/2019

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democratic socialists on front lines of teachers strike aim to ‘put the pressure on Mayor Lightfoot’ “We want to make sure that we are not letting the support dwindle whatsoever and that there are going to be more members out on lines on Monday,” Dan Cutter, co-chair of Chicago DSA’s labor branch, told his cohorts Sunday. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/platform/amp/2019/10/20/20923887/democratic-socialists-teachers-strike-mayor-lightfoot-cps-chicago-teachers-union

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Planned Parenthood clinic in southern Illinois to open on Wednesday, offering abortions to Missouri residents facing severe restrictions – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-illinois-planned-parenthood-abortion-clinic-opening-20191021-3hqkoukzdfew3bgzzcvw4vw5im-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-transgender-panel-tl-1024-20191021-nfotzl7mtrfprma6ay7ia7nfpm-story.html
— Battling burnout – MELANIE CURIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/careers-finance/sns-battling-burnout-20191015-iq2cocwwjfdntipxixsuzkwule-story.html
— Keep track of legal pot’s ill effects – Peter Bensinger, Former administrator, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Lake Forest
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/letters/ct-letters-vp-102019-20191021-ydfpp4wj7bbdjiolqrummacza4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Dog promoters promote dogs.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-dogs-study-wellness-live-longer-20191021-2hr6wi5g6nesljqa5vmboox7iu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Black Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-elijah-cummings-democrats-african-americans-bond-20191021-gro77rimmzbfrevx5xfsmcpc3y-story.html

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Having contested elections best for all – KEVIN SOLARI (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican candidates in Illinois, their operatives, and their dupes who blame their losses on those who supported their primary opponents. I would focus on candidates who have lost primary and/or general elections in DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, and Wheaton’s West District.) 
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/10/11/solari-having-contested-elections-best-for-all/ac9d88w/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Trump still not as bad as the Democrats – Jay Ambrose
https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/columnists/ambrose-trump-still-not-as-bad-as-the-democrats/article_b059a377-54eb-5e07-ad24-58f712a2a1ba.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Deep state hard at work in U.S. – HENRY SEITER JR., Urbana (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government painted me as being a member of a Republican deep state. They blamed me for the problems that they had recruiting and retaining qualified young Democrat minorities and qualified young Democrat women. They blamed me for their problems in recruiting and retaining those who were non-Protestant, non-German American, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/letters-editor/letter-to-the-editor-deep-state-hard-at-work-in/article_b2bd7a40-d820-5fc7-a9a9-bb6c5818a811.html

DEPAULIA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want the media to promote Sanford, Walsh, and Weld.
https://depauliaonline.com/43559/opinions/opinion-opposing-2020-republican-candidates-are-noticeably-missing-from-media-narrative/

CIVIC FEDERATION
— Cook County Pension Unfunded Liabilities Increased $3.8 Billion in Last Decade
https://www.civicfed.org/civic-federation/blog/cook-county-pension-unfunded-liabilities-increased-38-billion-last-decade

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Jerry Evans Joins Crowded Fight for 14th District GOP Nomination
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/21/jerry-evans-joins-crowded-fight-for-14th-district-gop-nomination/ 
— IL-14: Congressional Candidates’ Weekend Roundup
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/20/il-14-congressional-candidates-weekend-roundup/

WIREPOINTS
— The CTU’s Broader Agenda And The Circumvention Of Democratic Process – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/the-ctus-broader-agenda-and-circumvention-of-democratic-process/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— 2 COOK COUNTY COMMISSIONERS EACH COLLECT OVER $100K FROM CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION – Vincent Caruso
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/2-cook-county-commissioners-each-collect-over-100k-from-chicago-teachers-union/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SOCIALISM, NOT CLIMATE CHANGE, IS THE REAL THREAT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/10/socialism-not-climate-change-is-the-real-threat.html
— WIND INDUSTRY SOON POISED FOR DECLINE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/10/wind-industry-soon-poised-for-decline.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Voters lose confidence in Joe Biden’s aura of inevitability – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/oct/20/joe-biden-backers-lose-confidence-electability/

AMERICAN THINKER
— 2020: The Left Goes to War – William L. Gensert
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/2020_the_left_goes_to_war.html
— Elizabeth Warren’s Character – Jeffrey Folks
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/elizabeth_warrens_character.html

TOWNHALL REVIEW
— Veneer Has Been Stripped from Fake News: Fox’s Bret Baier with Dan Proft
http://townhallreview.com/2019/10/veneer-has-been-stripped-from-fake-news-foxs-bret-baier-with-dan-proft/

PATRIOT POST
— British Gay Mafia Forces Chick-fil-A to Shut Down Restaurant – Todd Starnes
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/66230-british-gay-mafia-forces-chick-fil-a-to-shut-down-restaurant-2019-10-21

THE HILL
— Diplomats describe all-time low in morale at State under Trump – REID WILSON (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, morale went down big time for its employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/466538-diplomats-describe-all-time-low-in-morale-at-state-under-trump

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Base Digs In Its Heels, Even as Support for Impeachment Grows.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/21/us/politics/trump-impeachment-survey.html
— How to Protect Your DNA Data Before and After Taking an at-Home Test Mail-in genetic tests offer a wealth of information about your ancestry and insight into medical risks — in exchange for a lot of data. Here’s where that data goes, and how to delete it. – Eric Ravenscraft
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/12/smarter-living/how-to-protect-your-dna-data.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Giving Advice That People Want to Take – Anna Goldfarb (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, I was extremely reluctant to seek/take advice from my superiors because they were under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to get rid of their employees who shared my demographics – Republican, White, male, older, Protestant, German American, draft avoider, non-poor, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/21/smarter-living/how-to-give-better-advice.html
— Amazon Muscles In on Seattle Election The hometown tech giant has contributed more than $1.4 million this year to influence City Council races. – Karen Weise
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/18/technology/amazon-seattle-council-election.html

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘I earned my spurs on the battlefield’: Mattis jabbed Trump. Critics say he hasn’t gone far enough. – Katie Shepherd (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Since 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have stressed to veterans that I avoided the draft. I sought and got four student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/18/i-earned-my-spurs-battlefield-mattis-jabbed-trump-critics-say-he-hasnt-gone-far-enough/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Advertisers Sour on Online Influencers – Suzanne Kapner and Sharon Terlep (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents want to be influencers. They all focus on destroying those who they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/online-influencers-tell-you-what-to-buy-advertisers-wonder-whos-listening-11571594003
— Sluggish Fundraising Looms Over Biden’s Bid Former vice president’s relatively low cash totals could hamper his ability to ramp up in early states – Ken Thomas and Chad Day
https://www.wsj.com/articles/sluggish-fundraising-looms-over-bidens-bid-11571587648
— What’s an Experience Worth? The Math Is Tricky Increasingly, people are valuing experiences over things. But the hard part is knowing how to compare the two – Kevin McAllister (DIERSEN: I have always valued things over experiences. I have spent more of my money on cars, real estate, college degrees, retirement savings, etc.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/whats-an-experience-worth-the-math-is-tricky-11571623740
— The Expenses People Often Forget When They Plan for Retirement – Glenn Ruffenach
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-expenses-people-often-forget-when-they-plan-for-retirement-11571321423

USA TODAY
— ‘We’re going to have him for another four years.’ Impeachment fight riles up Donald Trump supporters for 2020 – Courtney Subramanian and David Jackson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/10/19/impeachment-fight-energizes-trump-fans-dallas-minneapolis-rallies/4023289002/

BOSTON HERALD
— Workers seek better bosses in good job market – MARCIA HEROUX POUNDS (DIERSEN: I should write a book about all my superiors and all my supervisors at GAO 1980-1997, IRS 1971-1980, Firestone Stores 1970-1972, and Post Office 1966-1969. I would focus on those who a) acted as operatives or as dupes for Democrat politicians and b) disapproved of my demographics – Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, Republican, White, male, old (born on 1948), non-poor, gun owner, draft avoider, 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, etc. I would focus who had a) less education and/or fewer professional certifications than I had and/or b) no professional licenses.) 
https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/10/21/workers-seek-better-bosses-in-good-job-market/

NEW YORKER
— What Can We Learn from the Germans About Confronting Our History? – Lizzie Widdicombe (DIERSEN: What if I had lied and successfully claimed Swedish ancestry? During the 1840s and 1850s, all my ancestors immigrated to northeast Illinois from what is now Germany. Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used that against me. In my defense, I stress that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans during WWII if he had not been 4-F. Further, according to http://dna.ancestry.com, my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece. Again, what if I had lied and successfully claimed Swedish ancestry?)
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/what-can-we-learn-from-the-germans-about-confronting-our-history

THE DAY
— Don’t let propaganda tear down our nation – James L. Miller, Salem (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are propaganda. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.theday.com/article/20191021/OP02/191029973

QUARTZ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, big business puts citizens of foreign countries ahead of citizens of America.
https://qz.com/1731735/apple-and-other-us-businesses-urge-scotus-to-protect-dreamers/

AXIOS
— O’Rourke says Trump’s rhetoric is “perhaps inspired by” Nazi Goebbels – Rebecca Falconer (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are inspired by Saul Alinsky. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.axios.com/orourke-goebbels-perhaps-inspired-trump-rhethoric-df284f0f-d93e-46ec-a142-dff219b0fd12.html

ENTREPRENEUR
— Why Indecision is Costing You Money, Time and Opportunity – Bedros Keuilian (DIERSEN: What big decisions have you made? Mine include a) never using an illegal drug, b) taking college preparatory courses in high school, c) getting student draft deferments and a financial hardship draft deferment, d) earning a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU, MBA from Loyola, master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, and master’s degree in finance from IIT, e) accepting job offers from the Post Office, Firestone Stores, Oldsmobile, IRS, and GAO, f) complaining about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, g) buying a new town home and condos, h) suggesting to Money Magazine that I would be the subject of one of its “One Person’s Finances” articles, i) getting married, j) buying a home and having a home built, k) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt, l) passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt, m) giving up trying to have children, not adopting, and not becoming foster parents, n) filing lawsuits, o) becoming an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, p) succumbing to my Democrat GAO superiors’ forcing me to take their early retirement “offer,” q) becoming a Republican Precinct Committeeman, r) becoming the GOPUSA Illinois Editor, s) etc.) 
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/340376

INSIDE EDUCATION
— In the End, Being Ranked Is Better Than Not – Mim L. Runey (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, degrees from non-Ivy League Universities, including NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and IIT, are worthless.) 
https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/views/2019/10/21/its-better-be-ranked-college-not-ranked-opinion

LADDERS
— 5 signs your boss doesn’t like you as much as you think – Elana Lyn Gross (DIERSEN: I should write a book about all my superiors and all my supervisors at GAO 1980-1997, IRS 1971-1980, Firestone Stores 1970-1972, and Post Office 1966-1969. I would focus on those who a) acted as operatives or as dupes for Democrat politicians and b) disapproved of my demographics – Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, Republican, White, male, old (born on 1948), non-poor, gun owner, draft avoider, 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, etc. I would focus who had a) less education and/or fewer professional certifications than I had and/or b) no professional licenses.)
https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/5-signs-your-boss-doesnt-like-you-as-much-as-you-think

(FROM THE ARTICLE: 1. He or she doesn’t want to get to know you. . .2. He or she talks over you in meetings. . .3. He or she passes you over for projects. . .4. He or she doesn’t care about your career advancement. . .5. They are not concerned with your wellbeing)

October 20 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘Respect, not silence’ is answer to political discourse – DENISE CROSBY (DIERSEN: What void do you fill? I fill the tremendous communications void created by, continued by, and aggravated by the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), Republican county party organizations in Illinois including the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Republican township/ward party organizations in Illinois including the Milton Township Republican Central Committee. The IRP should send out emails similar to GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that focus on statewide government and political issues. Republican county party organizations should send out emails similar to GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that focus on countywide government and political issues. Republican township/ward party organizations should send out emails similar to GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that focus on township/ward government and political issues. However, I acknowledge that paying people to do the aforesaid would cost a tremendous amount of money. To get someone who is qualified to do what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor, they would have to be paid at least $500,000 a year.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-political-relationships-st-1020-20191020-rorqviqip5eqho6bmzcknv63be-story.html
— Naperville North to team with 2013 grad on pilot program to get all 18-year-old students registered to vote – SUZANNE BAKER (DIERSEN: What percent of students have teachers who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-north-vote-pilot-st-1018-20191018-wu6oppw36nd7tgrtsbiyjgu7ee-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Why Intel is going to share gender, racial pay data most companies conceal – Bloomberg (DIERSEN: If the federal government shared such pay data, it would show that it pays its employees who are Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger more than it pays its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or older who have comparable work experience, education, and/or professional certifications and licenses. While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, GAO always paid its employees who are Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger more than it paid its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or older who had comparable work experience, education, and/or professional certifications and licenses. GAO audits IRS. When GAO hired me in 1980, I had almost 9 years experience working for IRS, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592. I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree from DePaul. Much of what I did for IRS, including interviewing, data gathering, summary, and analysis, report writing, and making recommendations was similar to what I would be doing for GAO. NEVERTHELESS, the Democrats who ran GAO required me to take a $19,568 pay cut in today’s dollars (a downgrade from GS-12 Step 5 to GS-9 Step 10) to transfer. They would NOT have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, and/or female.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20191020/why-intel-is-going-to-share-gender-racial-pay-data-most-companies-conceal

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Corporate PAC $$ argument continues in 13th – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: If you ran for an office, which PACs would contribute to your campaign? If I ran for an office, I would hope that PACs that promote the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform would contribute to my campaign.) 
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20191019/bernard-schoenburg-corporate-pac–argument-continues-in-13th

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Devilish details threaten plan for quick pension action – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-devilish-details-threaten-plan-for-quick-pension-action/article_f4a3971b-39ac-595a-8fcf-0832579f0606.html
— Be wary of Cullerton’s ‘informed’ decisions – Brett Rowland
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/brett-rowland-be-wary-of-cullerton-s-informed-decisions/article_83edd7b0-7c27-5430-84c2-f9de8f4a0ae7.html

SOUTHERN
— More Southern Illinois high schools are drug testing. Does it work as a deterrent for students? – GABRIEL NEELY-STREIT
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/education/more-southern-illinois-high-schools-are-drug-testing-does-it/article_bd22200b-d43b-5b84-b853-5f874b810b75.html

WAND
— Census dollars awarded in Illinois (DIERSEN: How many illegals are there in Illinois, your county, your township/ward, your municipality, your precinct, and your neighborhood? Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries encourage them to come to and/or to stay in Illinois, your county, your township/ward, your municipality, your precinct, and your neighborhood?) 
https://www.wandtv.com/news/census-dollars-awarded-in-illinois/article_15c33896-f32e-11e9-ac86-87caa3747e1b.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood DC Roommate Katie Hill Broke U.S. House Rules & Posed Security Risks Due to Two Extramarital Affairs in Past Year
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/20/il-14-lauren-underwood-dc-roommate-katie-hill-broke-u-s-house-rules-posed-security-risks-due-to-two-extramarital-affairs-in-past-year/ 
— Oberweis Campaign Sponsoring Pizza Parties for Petition Passers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/20/oberweis-campaign-sponsoring-pizza-parties-for-petition-passers/ 
— Skillicorn Rolls Out October Walk Piece
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/20/skillicorn-rolls-out-october-walk-piece/ 
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis DC Fundraiser Cohost Announces Retirement from Congress
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/20/il-14-jim-oberweis-dc-fundraiser-cohost-announces-retirement-from-congress/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Pecatonica Township critic taken away in the dark of night for attending meeting – JOHN KRAFT 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/10/pecatonica-township-critic-taken-away-in-the-dark-of-night-for-attending-meeting/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump tells Republicans to ‘stick together’ as he promotes Romney attack ad – John Gage (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the most divisive past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC), Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC), American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Midwest Chapter, etc. They focused/focus on driving conservatives out of the IRP, DCRCC, MTRCC, TAPROOT, WCC, ICRC, AAPC, etc.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-tells-republicans-to-stick-together-as-he-promotes-romney-attack-ad

FOX NEWS
— Bye Democratic Party – You’re being transformed into an anti-American engine of radical change – Newt Gingrich
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/newt-gingrich-rip-democratic-party-youre-being-transformed-into-an-anti-american-engine-of-radical-change

AMERICAN THINKER
— Chelsea Clinton calls America ‘not the country I want my kids to grow up in’ – Monica Showalter (DIERSEN: Where and when did you grow up? I grew up in Crete during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. I should write a book about those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, and DuPage County who promote hatred of those who grew up in Crete during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. These hate-promoters are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/chelsea_clinton_calls_america_not_the_country_i_want_my_kids_to_grow_up_in.html
— Fat black professor of gender studies blames Trump for black female obesity – Thomas Lifson (DIERSEN: Are you obese? I am. What do I blame my obesity on? I blame it on my sitting 10+ hours a day 7 days a week putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out. I blame it on my not getting enough exercise, on my eating too much food, on my eating too much bad food, etc.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/fat_black_professor_of_gender_studies_blames_trump_for_black_female_obesity.html

BREITBART
— Uber Lays Off 400 U.S. Employees, Imports Hundreds of Foreign Workers – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/10/18/uber-lays-off-400-u-s-employees-imports-hundreds-of-foreign-workers/
— Bernie Sanders Rally: ‘Lock Him Up’ Chant Erupts as San Juan Mayor Attacks Trump – JOSHUA CAPLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2019/10/19/bernie-sanders-rally-lock-him-up-chants-erupt-as-san-juan-mayor-attacks-trump/

TOWNHALL
— Snit Romney – Kurt Schlichter
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2019/10/20/snit-romney-n2555047

PJ MEDIA
— ‘Moderate’ Joe Biden Bragged About the Political Hit Job on Robert Bork – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/moderate-joe-biden-bragged-about-the-political-hit-job-on-robert-bork/

NEWS BUSTERS
— New York Times Opposes Free Speech When Trump Uses It, Plays Defense for Dems – Clay Waters
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2019/10/18/new-york-times-opposes-free-speech-when-trump-uses-it-plays-defense

CANADA FREE PRESS
— The Skewed Polls of Fox News and Their Contributor Donna Brazile – Judi McLeod
https://canadafreepress.com/article/the-skewed-polls-of-fox-news-and-their-contributor-donna-brazile

THE HILL
— Trump embarks on Twitter spree amid impeachment inquiry, Syria outrage – JOHN BOWDEN (DIERSEN: Just kidding, but what if Trump tweeted that the Illinois Republican Party and all Republican county, township, and ward organizations in Illinois should promote GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/466595-trump-embarks-on-twitter-spree-amid-impeachment-inquiry-syria-outrage

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— If political talk disrupts a workplace, bosses must step in – JOYCE M. ROSENBERG
https://www.telegraphherald.com/news/business/article_7b5bf3c1-7793-51c7-91dd-71578ed118e4.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters argue against enforcing America’s immigration laws.
http://www.kten.com/story/41197150/border-patrols-growing-presence-at-hospitals-raises-fears

CNBC
— Tell? Don’t tell? How much should you let your company know about your plans to retire early? – Jill Cornfield
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/16/what-to-tell-your-employer-if-you-want-to-retire-in-your-30s-or-40s.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— As more than 2,000 newspapers across the country have closed or merged, student journalists from Michigan to Arizona have stepped in to fill the void. – Dan Levin (DIERSEN: What void do you fill? I fill the tremendous communications void created by, continued by, and aggravated by the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), Republican county party organizations in Illinois including the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Republican township/ward party organizations in Illinois including the Milton Township Republican Central Committee. The IRP should send out emails similar to GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that focus on statewide government and political issues. Republican county party organizations should send out emails similar to GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that focus on countywide government and political issues. Republican township/ward party organizations should send out emails similar to GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that focus on township/ward government and political issues. However, I acknowledge that paying people to do the aforesaid would cost a tremendous amount of money. To get someone who is qualified to do what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor, they would have to be paid at least $500,000 a year.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/19/us/news-desert-ann-arbor-michigan.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Trump Campaign Floods Web With Ads, Raking In Cash as Democrats Struggle – Matthew Rosenberg and Kevin Roose
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/20/us/elections/trump-campaign-ads-democrats.html
— Why Don’t Rich People Just Stop Working? Are the wealthy addicted to money, competition, or just feeling important? Yes. – Alex Williams
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/style/rich-people-things.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQ promoters promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/18/opinion/sunday/gender-transition-death-grief.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who hate older people say “Our democracy today is dominated by the old, and young people are getting a bad deal.” All my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes have always promoted age discrimination a) because they want to get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) because they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination. 
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/10/18/opinion/old-age-president-2020.html
— The Chinese Threat to American Speech American companies have an obligation to defend the freedom of expression, even at the risk of angering China. – Editorial (DIERSEN: What do you say to individuals, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. that put China ahead of America? I should write a book about the aforesaid in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/19/opinion/sunday/china-nba.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters a) glorify and praise immigrants and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/14/upshot/Immigrants-reviving-cities.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: In a Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike? – Noam Scheiber
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/19/business/economy/workers-strike-economy.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump says his Doral golf resort will no longer host next year’s G-7 summit, bowing to criticism – Philip Rucker and David A. Fahrenthold
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-announces-that-his-doral-golf-resort-in-miami-will-no-longer-host-next-years-g-7-summit-after-criticism/2019/10/19/857361d0-f2dd-11e9-8693-f487e46784aa_story.html

LOS ANGLES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans as being 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.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-10-20/race-trump-election-campaign
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-10-20/trump-failures-outrages
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-10-20/beating-donald-trump-the-2020-election
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-10-19/trump-presidential-executive-orders

NEW YORK POST
— Why Bernie Sanders’ socialism hurts the poor as much as the rich – Rand Paul
https://nypost.com/2019/10/19/rand-paul-why-sanders-socialism-hurts-the-poor-as-much-as-the-rich/
— Why Mark Zuckerberg wants to recruit outside the Ivy League liberal bubble – Salena Zito
https://nypost.com/2019/10/19/why-mark-zuckerberg-wants-to-recruit-outside-the-ivy-league-liberal-bubble/

MIAMI HERALD
— Politicians are lying to us, but Facebook is happy to let them do it – Editorial
https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article236421608.html

COLUMBUS DISPATCH
— Swipes at supporters of traditional marriage could be trouble for Democrats
https://www.dispatch.com/article/20191020/NEWS/191029908

HERALD AND NEWS
— LGBTQ agenda is greatest threat to religious liberty – James A. Farmer, Merrill
https://www.heraldandnews.com/members/forum/letters/lgbtq-agenda-is-greatest-threat-to-religious-liberty/article_297197f3-b770-5268-8627-436e6e3035ae.html

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Romney. Who do the Trump-haters promote the most in your neighborhood, precinct, municipality, township/ward, county, and Illinois?
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/10/mitt-romney-middle-impeachment-fight/600373/

COLORADO POLITICS
— Colorado politicos launch new site for conservatives – Joey Bunch (DIERSEN: How many conservatives are there in your neighborhood, precinct, municipality, township/ward, and county? Who speaks for them? Whose emails do they read?)
https://www.coloradopolitics.com/news/colorado-politicos-launch-new-site-for-conservatives/article_1f0733a0-f133-11e9-aa6f-8fd1f41644c8.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “I pulled up a map for a friend of mine to illustrate how many conservatives were in his neighborhood; he had no idea,” Knoedler said. “He then told me that if only he’d known he was not alone on his street, he would have felt emboldened to put a candidate’s yard sign in front of his house.” Fuller said, “Conservatives are naturally less vocal about our political views, but having a community where we can encourage each other and organize to get involved in our communities will help members feel less alone.” Colorado is a launching group, but Fuller and Knoedler hope to expand to a national site.)

QUARTZ
— What two centuries of book publishing tell us about the “good old days” – Natasha Frost (DIERSEN: When were your “good old days?” My “good old days” include a) 1972, 1973, and 1974 when IRS promoted me from GS-7 to GS-12 (from $46,554/year to $82,579/year in today’s dollars) and b) 1986, 1987, and 1988 when GAO assigned me to audits of IRS and promoted me to GS-13 ($98,198/year in today’s dollars). My “good old years” include 1970 when I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU, 1971 when I bought a new 1972 Corvette, 1972 when I bought a new town home, 1974 when I bought a studio condo, 1976 when I earned an MBA from Loyola and bought a one bedroom condo, 1978 when I got married and we bought a home, 1978 through 1992 when my wife and I went on many short vacations, 1979 when I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt, 1980 when I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, 1981 when I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt and became a licensed CPA, 1984 when my wife and I had a home built, 1990 when I became a Certified Fraud Examiner, 1994 when I became a Certified Government Financial Manager, 1996 when I became a Certified Financial Services Auditor, and 1997 when I earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT and became a Forensic Accountant.) 
https://qz.com/1727775/when-were-the-good-old-days-new-research-uses-200-years-of-books-to-find-out/

LADDERS
— Early retirement wisdom from 50+ top finance writers
https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/early-retirement-wisdom-from-50-top-finance-writers

EXPRESS
— Pension: Will you be able to afford a comfortable retirement? Costs of lifestyle revealed (DIERSEN: My Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 42% of what my 1997 salary was in today’s dollars.) 
https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1191871/pension-uk-state-retirement-amount-how-much

October 19 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump outstripping Obama on pace of executive orders – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–trump-executive-orders-20191019-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Feds arrest Streamwood company operators; accuse them of hiring illegal workers through Elgin firm – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191018/feds-arrest-streamwood-company-operators-accuse-them-of-hiring-illegal-workers-through-elgin-firm

HERALD NEWS
— Joliet residents speak for and against marijuana sales – BOB OKON (DIERSEN: Everyone in Illinois who claims to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican should speak out against recreational pot at municipal and county hearings. Especially the following should speak out against recreational pot at municipal and county hearings: Republican Precinct Committeemen and Captains; officers of Republican township, ward, and county organizations; Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee members; IRP officers; the IRP National Committeeman and Committeewoman; activists; candidates; elected officials; major donors; political consultants; etc.) 
https://www.theherald-news.com/2019/10/18/joliet-residents-speak-for-and-against-marijuana-sales/awxzb24/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Matt Every was suspended for 12 weeks Friday for what the PGA Tour said was a violation of its conduct policy on drugs of abuse. Every said it was legal prescription for cannabis to treat mental health. – AP 
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/sports/matt-every-suspended-3-months-for-drug-of-abuse/

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Congressional candidate Gradel proving to be a tenacious campaign fundraiser in 14th District race – Glenn Minnis (DIERSEN: If you ran for an office, who would you hope would contribute to your campaign? If I ran for an office, I would hope that those who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) would contribute to my campaign. Further, I would hope that those who understand and appreciate the experience that I gained a) working for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $98,198-$127,654/year, b) working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592/year, c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt, d) passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt, e) earning four other job-related professional certifications, f) becoming a licensed CPA, g) earning three job-related masters degrees, h) etc. would contribute to my campaign.)
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/514925568-congressional-candidate-gradel-proving-to-be-a-tenacious-campaign-fundraiser-in-14th-district-race

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— Term limits needed for House, Senate – Dave Cass, Galesburg (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote term limits. They stress how much better off a) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois is without me serving as its chairman, b) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce is without me serving as a member of its Government Affairs Committee, c) Milton Township Republican Central Committee is without me serving as its webmaster, d) Illinois Center Right Coalition is without me serving on its Steering Committee, e) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter is without me serving as one of its board member, f) GAO is without me being one of its employees, g) IRS is without me being one of its employees, h) etc.) 
https://www.galesburg.com/opinion/20191018/letters-term-limits-needed-for-house-senate

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Ranking the Candidates After 3rd Quarter Report Cards Filed
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/18/il-14-ranking-the-candidates-after-3rd-quarter-report-cards-filed/

ILLINOIS BUSINESS DAILY
— 2017-2018 pay for starting teachers in Illinois averaged $39,236 (DIERSEN: What was your starting pay? In 1971, when I was 22 years old, in today’s dollars, my GS-7 IRS Revenue Officer starting pay was $46,554. I had earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970.)
https://ilbusinessdaily.com/stories/514828737-2017-2018-pay-for-starting-teachers-in-illinois-averaged-39-236

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Franklin Graham Responds to Threats by Regressive Presidential Candidates – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/10/12579/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump campaign to sue CNN over pro-impeachment bias, demands ‘substantial payment’ – Paul Bedard (DIERSEN: Should I sue those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that CLAIM TO BE religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but that work against individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that ARE religious, conservative, and/or Republican?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/trump-campaign-to-sue-cnn-over-pro-impeachment-bias-demands-substantial-payment
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a four-page letter to CNN, Zucker, and Executive Vice President David Vigilante, Trump attorney Charles J. Harder cited years of anti-Trump bias at the network and claimed the cable giant has broken its promise of “excellence in journalism.” Listing several examples from the just-released Project Veritas videotapes of CNN insiders describing Zucker’s demand for “impeachment above all else,” Harder wrote that they “are merely the tip of the iceberg of the evidence my clients have accumulated over recent years.” He added, “Never in the history of this country has a President been the subject of such a sustained barrage of unfair, unfounded, unethical and unlawful attacks by so-called ‘mainstream’ news, as the current situation.” Harder represents both Trump and the campaign. The letter was provided exclusively to Secrets and is shown in full below.)
— ‘A chilling attempt to subvert’: GOP senator warns that Democrats increasingly threaten religious freedom – Jon Brown (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs are succeeding in forcing churches to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/a-chilling-attempt-to-subvert-gop-senator-warns-that-democrats-increasingly-threaten-religious-freedom

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Democrat objective? Absolute Power – Patricia McCarthy (DIERSEN: Democrats want everyone in America to be dependent on government, dependent on charity, and a boozer, gambler, pot smoker, LGBTQer, anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Democrats want everyone in America to promote abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things big time.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/the_democrat_objective_absolute_power.html

CNS NEWS
— Trump: ‘Dems Want to Destroy America as We Know It’ by Teaching Kids We’re a ‘Sinful, Wicked Nation’ – Craig Bannister
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/trump-dems-want-destroy-america-we-know-it-teaching-kids-were-sinful-wicked

DAILY WIRE
— Trump Campaign’s Letter Declaring Legal Action Against CNN For Anti-Trump Bias – James Barrett (DIERSEN: Should I sue those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that CLAIM TO BE religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but that work against individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that ARE religious, conservative, and/or Republican?)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/read-it-trump-campaigns-letter-declaring-legal-action-against-cnn-for-anti-trump-bias
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a four-page letter to CNN, Zucker, and Executive Vice President David Vigilante, Trump attorney Charles J. Harder cited years of anti-Trump bias at the network and claimed the cable giant has broken its promise of “excellence in journalism.” Listing several examples from the just-released Project Veritas videotapes of CNN insiders describing Zucker’s demand for “impeachment above all else,” Harder wrote that they “are merely the tip of the iceberg of the evidence my clients have accumulated over recent years.” He added, “Never in the history of this country has a President been the subject of such a sustained barrage of unfair, unfounded, unethical and unlawful attacks by so-called ‘mainstream’ news, as the current situation.” Harder represents both Trump and the campaign. The letter was provided exclusively to Secrets and is shown in full below.)

TOWNHALL
— Oh, So That’s How Many Electoral Votes Trump Will Clinch in 2020 – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/10/19/sorry-democrats-trump-is-on-track-to-win-2020and-by-larger-margins-n2554956
— Claims of a Labor Shortage Are Just Not True – Bob Harden
https://townhall.com/columnists/bobharden/2019/10/19/claims-of-a-labor-shortage-are-just-not-true-n2554877

CANADA FREE PRESS
— How To Start A Civil War – Ray DiLorenzo
https://canadafreepress.com/article/how-to-start-a-civil-war

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Why We Must Measure Border Security (and Why That’s So Hard) – Igor C. Magalhaes
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/10/19/why_we_must_measure_border_security_and_why_thats_so_hard_141539.html

NBC NEWS
— They Voted to Impeach Their Own Party’s President — And Lived to Tell the Tale – Jacob Rubashkin (DIERSEN: How has impeachment impacted you? In 1974, the Democrats who ran IRS’s Chicago office used Nixon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_process_against_Richard_Nixon) to justify their getting rid of their employees (including me) who were Republican.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/blog/meet-press-blog-latest-news-analysis-data-driving-political-discussion-n988541/ncrd1068171#blogHeader

NEW YORK TIMES
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Let’s Make Whistle Blowing Obligatory – Margaret Garnett and Preet Bharara (DIERSEN: Notwithstanding the fact that I am White, male, non-veteran, Republican, 100% German American, and Protestant, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 if I had not blown the whistle on political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. I say that because I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 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://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/opinion/whistle-blower-trump.html
— Kurds’ Sense of Betrayal Compounded by Empowerment of Unsavory Rivals – Ben Hubbard and David D. Kirkpatrick (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my unsavory rivals and those who empower them. They stress that the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) do not promote my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, MTRCC webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/18/world/middleeast/kurds-sense-of-betrayal-compounded-by-empowerment-of-unsavory-rivals.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Growing number of Republicans struggle to defend Trump on G-7 choice, Ukraine and Syria.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/growing-number-of-republicans-struggle-to-defend-trump-on-g-7-choice-ukraine-and-syria/2019/10/18/20e56612-f1b8-11e9-89eb-ec56cd414732_story.html
— New study offers glimpse of daily life as a millennial – Rachel Siegel and Taylor Telford (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint me as being a disgusting failed loser. What did you accomplish by the time you were 35? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree (NIU-management) when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27 (Loyola-business) and 31 (DePaul-accounting), b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30 (accounting) and 32 (internal auditing), and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32 (accounting). In today’s dollars, I earned $46,554/year when I was 22, $56,945/year when I was 23, $68,897/year when I was 24, $82,579/year when I was 29, $93,592/year when I was 30, and $96,345/year when I was 35. I bought new cars when I was 17, 19, 20, 23, 25, and 29 (2). I bought a new town home when I was 24, a studio condo when I was 25, and a one bedroom condo when I was 27. I got married when I was 29. We bought a home in Wheaton when I was 29 and we had a new home built in Wheaton when I was 35.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/10/18/more-work-more-sleep-new-study-offers-glimpse-daily-life-millennial/

NEW YORK POST
— Liz Warren’s No. 1 problem: the US economy is doing well – Marc Thiessen
https://nypost.com/2019/10/18/liz-warrens-no-1-problem-the-us-economy-is-doing-well/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— American Patriotism Is Worth Fighting For Adam Kirsch (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, to be patriotic is to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-patriotism-is-worth-fighting-for-11571413398
— Public-Health Puzzle: Young People Having Less Sex, Contracting More STDs One in four sexually active adolescent girls has chlamydia or other sexually transmitted disease, according to CDC – Jo Craven McGinty (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/public-health-puzzle-young-people-having-less-sex-contracting-more-stds-11571391000

KTAR NEWS
— Political consultants join Think Tank to dissect Democratic debate – MIKE O’NEIL (DIERSEN: Who are the political consultants in Illinois? Ever-increasingly, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. in Illinois talk and/or act like they are taking advice from political consultants a) to dump individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and b) to especially dump those that support 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 Illinois Republican Party platform and the Republican Party platform.) 
https://ktar.com/story/2801030/political-consultants-join-think-tank-to-dissect-democratic-debate/

HERALD NET
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To give preference to members of one group is to discriminate against members of another group. To give preference to those who are Democrat, minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time is to discriminate against those who are Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.heraldnet.com/news/washington-state-to-vote-on-affirmative-action-referendum/

DIVERSE EDUCATION
— Illinois Program Aims to Diversify the Accounting Field – Sara Weissman (DIERSEN: In the past, to get promoted at IRS and GAO, you had to pass the CPA examination. Because of Affirmative Acton, and because few minorities and women took/passed the examination, IRS and GAO dropped that promotion requirement. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old and working for IRS.)
https://diverseeducation.com/article/157883/

HOT CARS
— What Ford Model Should You Drive Based On Your personal traits – MEDHA KARN (DIERSEN: I own a 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX, 2016 Ford Mustang, and 2019 Ford Escape Titanium.)
https://www.hotcars.com/ford-car-model-drive-based-mbti/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 2019 FORD ESCAPE For those who gravitate towards the limelight and love to own adorable white-bearded cats as pets, they are likely ESFPs. The ESFPs are typical extroverts who have an insatiable deep desire to please everyone and be the most popular person at any gathering. They are quick at making decisions and typically use their senses to take the information in and process it. If you are an ESFP, you can’t take chances by buying just any car. You need one that reflects your personality and when you are sitting in it, the jealous glances stalk your way into the sunset. You need the gorgeous 2019 Ford Escape which delivers an agile performance, incredible handling, and extremely potent throttle. . .2019 FORD MUSTANG The ESTPs are the Energy Bombs. These spirited balls love thrills and the car fanatics of this category have likely been to each and every famous annual car show known to mankind. If you are an ESTP, you most likely are an extrovert, use your senses and thinking capabilities for making decisions and getting hold of information, and perceive things in your own unique way. The best Ford model for an ESTP is the 2019 Ford Mustang, which comes packed with a gas engine so powerful, it earned the nickname of “Godzilla.” The car itself harkens back to 1968’s Bullitt, so this is definitely a vehicle intended for those who appreciate a touch of speed.)

GADGETS
— Apple Slammed by US Lawmakers for ‘Censorship’ of Apps at China’s Behest Apple removed the HKmap.live app from the App Store in China and Hong Hong earlier this month, saying it violated local laws. – Mark Gurman, Ben Brody (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) to get www.gopillinois.com and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails “removed.” They want the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRCC a) to stress that they do not promote www.gopillinois.com or my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stress that even though I have been a MTRCC member for almost 20 years and even though I have the best record by far since 1999 for attending MTRCC meetings and fundraisers, that MTRCC has never asked me to serve as a committee chairman or officer, that 69 voted against me and only 13 voted for me when I ran for the open MTRCC Treasurer office in 2004, that MTRCC rudely fired me as its webmaster in 2004 and 2010, that MTRCC almost succeeded in gerrymandering me into the same precinct with Jeanne Ives in 2015, and that many past and present MTRCC officers blame me and blame my emails for all of MTRCC’s problems. My critics/opponents in Milton Township have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the MTRCC resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.) 
https://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/news/apple-slammed-by-us-lawmakers-for-censorship-of-apps-at-chinas-behest-2119473

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hating LGBTQ promoter says “Impeachment may just accelerate Trump’s anti-LGBTQ agenda. Trump needs his evangelical base to stick with him with his scandals, so he’s likely to throw as many favors their way as possible — at our expense.”
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/10/impeachment-may-just-accelerate-trumps-anti-lgbtq-agenda/

October 18 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: OUTRAGEOUS, DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Only one person spoke out against recreational pot at a recent South Elgin planning and zoning commission public hearing. Everyone in Illinois who claims to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican should speak out against recreational pot at municipal and county hearings. Especially the following should speak out against recreational pot at municipal and county hearings: Republican Precinct Committeemen and Captains; officers of Republican township, ward, and county organizations; Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee members; IRP officers; the IRP National Committeeman and Committeewoman; activists; candidates; elected officials; major donors; political consultants; etc.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191017/south-elgin-commission-ok-with-pot-shops-in-business-areas
— Facts Matter: With elections looming, watch out for fake news – Russell Lissau (DIERSEN: What qualifications do my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have to be fact checkers? While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $98,198-$127,654, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,279-$93,592. My other fact checking qualifications include my becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and CPA in 1979. Further, according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are full of fake news. Needless-to-say, I should sue them. They stress that the neither the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), nor Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) promote my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC) Government Affairs Committee member, MTRCC webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. They stress the adverse actions that IRP, DCRCC, MTRCC, TAPROOT, WCC, ICRC, AAPC, GAO, etc. have taken against me.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191017/facts-matter-with-elections-looming-watch-out-for-fake-news

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The Chicago teachers strike and property taxpayers and the road to serfdom – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-chicago-teachers-strike-kass-20191018-ml7tm2qgt5dftozyhth2z4rpta-story.html
— Dennis Byrne witnessed the genesis of the Illinois Exodus. Now he’s joining it: ‘Fed up. I’m gone.’ – DENNIS BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-dennis-byrne-leaves-chicago-illinois-exodus-20191020-20191018-c3pg3q7qvzeqtheqe236xzuxse-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/opinion/
— Waukegan rejects Potawatomi, sends three of four casino proposals to Illinois Gaming Board – JIM NEWTON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-waukegan-casino-vote-st-1018-20191018-r3f2jkl6vray3ndqoqqzld33e4-story.html
— Legalized sports gambling in Indiana has me addicted to football games, again, for the wrong reason – JERRY DAVICH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/opinion/ct-ptb-davich-indiana-sports-gambling-big-business-st-1018-20191017-mkrqobn6vzdrhf5mvg2ahpxrx4-story.html
— Will your town benefit from Illinois’ $45 billion infrastructure plan? Search our database. – JONATHON BERLIN, KORI RUMORE and MEGHAN KELLY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-viz-illinois-infrastructure-plan-database-20191018-dti3anpgqng7bg6oh4f4yafosq-htmlstory.html

WBEZ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally. 
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicagoarea-activists-protest-conditions-at-the-border/30543040-8da7-4917-9f05-d43849c80c72

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Zoning panel suggests two more zoning categories for marijuana businesses – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191017/zoning-panel-suggests-two-more-zoning-categories-for-marijuana-businesses

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Illinoisans should be wary of Senate President Cullerton’s ‘informed’ decisions – Brett Rowland 
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/illinoisans-should-be-wary-of-senate-president-cullerton-s-informed/article_9eabbfbe-f0e7-11e9-98f4-ef2eec5a64b4.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Illinois’ Congressional Delegation Warning to Tech Companies – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents disapprove of, despise, if not hate a) the articles that I include links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, b) my comments that I include in those emails, and c) me. My critics/opponents want the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but failing that, to stop everyone from reading those emails, but failing that, to stop me from including in the emails a) links to articles that they do not like and b) my comments that they do not like.) http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=292617#.Xamar75_OM8
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois’ Congressional delegation told representatives from Google, Reddit and other tech giants to better police their sites, or the government would be forced to step in. The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee hosted the tech companies in a discussion over whether or not they should still have the legal immunity from lawsuits regarding content posted by others.)

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs a) glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries who were illegally brought to America illegally, who illegally came to America illegally, who illegally stay in America illegally, and who illegally brought other citizens of foreign countries to America illegally and b) illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally, to illegally stay in America illegally, and to illegally bring other citizens of foreign countries illegally to America illegally. 
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/10/16/immigrant-rights-advocate-discusses-her-journey-at-glenbard-south-event/acn6lsg/

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— How Is Marijuana Expungement Working In Illinois? – MARIAH WOELFEL (DIERSEN: What do you want to be expunged? I want my Democrat superiors in the federal government to expunge from my employment record the adverse actions that they took against me. 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 $19,568 (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.peoriapublicradio.org/post/how-marijuana-expungement-working-illinois#stream/0

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Illinois Democrats “Want Lawmakers To Make Climate Change A Priority.”
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/illinoisans-want-lawmakers-make-climate-change-priority
— Mattis Takes Swipe At Trump: ‘I Earned My Spurs On The Battlefield’ – SCOTT NEUMAN (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Since 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have stressed to veterans that I avoided the draft. I sought and got four student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971.) 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/mattis-takes-swipe-trump-i-earned-my-spurs-battlefield#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Mattis said he’d been asked what he thought of Trump’s remarks, which reportedly came during a White House meeting with congressional Democrats on Wednesday. “I earned my spurs on the battlefield … Donald Trump earned his spurs in a letter from a doctor,” he said in a reference to a medical deferment for bone spurs that kept Trump from serving in the military during the Vietnam War.)

MEDILL REPORTS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in making Northwestern students anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/should-the-u-s-continue-prosecuting-illegal-immigrants-northwestern-community-split-but-majority-favors-decriminalization/

CENTER SQUARE
— Wealth adviser says moving out of Illinois could protect portfolios from next recession – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/wealth-adviser-says-moving-out-of-illinois-could-protect-portfolios/article_013797d0-f0fb-11e9-ba5c-e7b6a6c79ff1.html

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Unredacted Sandoval warrant reveals ‘a crime ring masquerading as a political party,’ ILGOP chairman says – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/514810366-unredacted-sandoval-warrant-reveals-a-crime-ring-masquerading-as-a-political-party-ilgop-chairman-says

WIREPOINTS
— A Comprehensive Solution To All CPS Problems And The Teacher Strike Is Available – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/a-comprehensive-solution-to-all-cps-problems-and-teacher-strike-is-readily-available/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE MATTERS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/10/the-electoral-college-matters.html

FOX NEWS
— Trump rally in Dallas marked by enthusiasm, in sharp contrast to chaos in Minneapolis – Gregg ReBy
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-dallas-rally-ukraine-scrutiny-intensifies

GOPUSA
— Secrecy: Democrats bar Republicans from impeachment hearings
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=77900
— Trump rally draws big crowd to Dallas
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=77939

AMERICAN THINKER
— Media says pointing a finger at President Trump ‘shames’ him, but pointing a finger at Obama was rude and racist – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/media_says_pointing_a_finger_at_president_trump_shames_him_but_pointing_a_finger_at_obama_was_rude_and_racist.html

BREITBART
— Blue State Blues: The Media Are Trump’s Greatest Asset – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/10/18/blue-state-blues-the-media-are-trumps-greatest-asset/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— First Democrats grab your guns, then they’ll return for your religion – Jeffrey A. Rendall 
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/31226-assault-america-day-289-first-dems-grab-your-guns-then-they%E2%80%99ll-return-your-religion

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Mocks California For Offering Free Healthcare And Education: ‘I May Even Move There’ – CHRISTOPHER SMITH (DIERSEN: People who need/want massive government assistance go to countries, states, counties, townships/wards, and municipalities that offer “free stuff.”) 
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/18/trump-california-illegal-immigration-education/
— ICE Identifies Hundreds Of Migrants Allegedly Lying About Their Family Status – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/17/ice-cbp-migrants-family-status/
— Mark Zuckerberg Leans On Free Speech While Defending Facebook’s Ad Policies – CHRIS WHITE (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to abolish the First Amendment. They want to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but failing that, to stop everyone from reading those emails, but failing that, to stop me from including in the emails a) links to articles that they do not like and b) my comments that they do not like.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/17/facebook-elections-trump/

FEDERALIST
— 6 Crazy School District Responses To Parents Mad About LGBT Indoctrination Of Preschoolers An Illinois school district’s leaders heard from upset parents after the children started talking about what they were learning about LGBT sex in school. They responded so badly, they should resign. – Joy Pullmann
https://thefederalist.com/2019/10/18/6-crazy-school-district-responses-to-parents-mad-about-lgbt-indoctrination-of-preschoolers/

TOWNHALL
— Did Joe Biden Falsely Smear the Truck Driver Involved in the Car Crash That Killed His First Wife and Daughter? – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2019/10/17/wait-did-joe-biden-make-up-key-details-about-the-car-crash-that-killed-his-wife-and-child-n2554926

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Trump: The Same People Who Want Us To Fight Endless Wars Want Us To Open Our Borders – Ian Schwartz
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/10/17/trump_the_same_people_who_want_us_to_fight_endless_wars_want_us_to_open_our_borders.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Facebook CEO defends refusal to take down some content – MARCY GORDON
http://www.startribune.com/facebook-ceo-promotes-free-speech-but-takes-no-questions/563321512/
— Twitter sees difficulty in trying to police tweets – Barbara Ortutay 
https://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/twitter-sees-difficulty-in-trying-to-police-tweets-20191017

NBC NEWS
— Civil rights leaders criticize Zuckerberg’s free speech address Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., said disinformation campaigns created an atmosphere that led to her father’s assassination. – Janell Ross (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, I recklessly spread disinformation with my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Needless-to-say, I should sue them. They stress that the neither the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), nor Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) promote my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC) Government Affairs Committee member, MTRCC webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. They stress the adverse actions that IRP, DCRCC, MTRCC, TAPROOT, WCC, ICRC, AAPC, GAO, etc. have taken against me.) 
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/civil-rights-leaders-rebuke-zuckerberg-s-free-speech-address-n1068461

NEW YORK TIMES
— Defiant Zuckerberg Says Facebook Won’t Police Political Speech In an address at Georgetown University, the Facebook chief executive called for more free speech — not less — as his company has been assailed for allowing lies and falsehoods to appear. – Cecilia Kang and Mike Isaac (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents not only want the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) to police my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, they want the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRCC to stop me from sending the emails out, but failing that, to stop everyone from reading those emails, but failing that, to stop me from including in the emails a) links to articles that they do not like and b) my comments that they do not like.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/business/zuckerberg-facebook-free-speech.html
— In Washington, a Fight to Decriminalize Prostitution Divides Allies Supporters say a bill being considered by the City Council in the nation’s capital would protect prostitutes. Critics say it would be a boon to sex traffickers. – Timothy Williams
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/us/washington-legal-prostitution.html

WASHINGTON POST
— President Trump’s claim that ‘when I came in, we had no ammunition’ – Salvador Rizzo (DIERSEN: In 1989, I worked for GAO on a Department of Defense audit. SEE: “Potential Reductions to DOD’s Fiscal Year 1990 Ammunition Budget” at 
https://www.gao.gov/products/NSIAD-90-23

 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/18/president-trumps-claim-that-when-i-came-we-had-no-ammunition/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Dog promoters promote dogs.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/10/09/want-live-longer-try-getting-dog/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Chicago Teachers Strike Again The union dictates terms of surrender to new Mayor Lightfoot. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chicago-teachers-strike-again-11571353385
— Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Rebuffs Calls for Tighter Controls, Saying Free Speech Must Be Preserved ‘We must continue to stand for free expression,’ CEO says, as social media draws criticism over its role in spread of misinformation – Ryan Tracy (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, I spread misinformation with my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Needless-to-say, I should sue them. They stress that the neither the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), nor Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) promote my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC) Government Affairs Committee member, MTRCC webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. They stress the adverse actions that IRP, DCRCC, MTRCC, TAPROOT, WCC, ICRC, AAPC, GAO, etc. have taken against me.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebooks-mark-zuckerberg-defends-free-speech-amid-calls-for-tighter-controls-11571335528
— Facebook Stands for Free Expression In a democracy, a private company shouldn’t have the power to censor politicians or the news. – Mark Zuckerberg
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-stands-for-free-expression-11571336089
— Trump Leans on a Changed GOP for Support The party’s demographics and priorities have shifted since 2016. Will those trends carry the president through impeachment to a second term—and endure after him? Some 84% of Republicans approve of President Trump’s job performance, essentially unchanged since his inauguration. – Aaron Zitner and Alex Leary
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-leans-on-a-changed-gop-for-support-11571391006
— The Rental Economy Is at Risk in a Downturn Businesses that rely on renting homes, leasing cars, and streaming music or movies are largely untested in a recession – Justin Lahart
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-rental-economy-is-at-risk-in-a-downturn-11571391003
— Religion Is on the Decline as More Adults Check ‘None’ Less than half of American adults attend church regularly, while 26% claim no religious affiliation – Ian Lovett (DIERSEN: I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran (MSL). I should write a book about those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who demonize, denigrate, and condemn MSLs. It is called religious affiliation discrimination.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/religion-is-on-the-decline-as-more-adults-check-none-11571320801

USA TODAY
— RNC: The future for Republicans, and America, has never looked brighter While Republicans are reviving, Democrats are rebranding as the party of socialists, radicals and rioters. – Liz Harrington
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/10/17/rnc-future-and-america-has-never-looked-brighter-editorials-debates/4013283002/

NEWSWEEK
— ZUCKERBERG TELLS FOX NEWS FACEBOOK WON’T CENSOR POLITICIANS, WHILE WARREN SAYS FACEBOOK COULD HELP TRUMP WIN AGAIN – JEFFERY MARTIN (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to abolish the First Amendment. They want to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but failing that, to stop everyone from reading those emails, but failing that, to stop me from including in the emails a) links to articles that they do not like and b) my comments that they do not like.)
https://www.newsweek.com/zuckerberg-tells-fox-news-facebook-wont-censor-politicians-while-warren-says-facebook-could-help-1466117

COLUMBIA JOURNAL REVIEW
— Zuckerberg wants to eat his free-speech cake and have it too – Mathew Ingram
https://www.cjr.org/the_media_today/zuckerberg-free-speech.php

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs call for even more Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, that is, Democrats and RINOs call for even more preference to be given to those who are Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger, that is, Democrats and RINOs call for even more discrimination against those who are Republican, White, male, and/or older. Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs blame those who are Republican, White, male, and/or older for all the problems that those who are Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger are having. 
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/10/18/racial-inequality-college-and-workplace

FED SMITH
— Congresswoman Worried About a ‘Graying [Federal] Workforce’ – Ian Smith (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their employees wanted them to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/10/18/congresswoman-worried-about-graying-federal-workforce/

FEDERAL TIMES
— Union disputes OPM’s argument for reforming personnel management – Jessie Bur (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their employees wanted them to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.)
https://www.federaltimes.com/management/2019/10/17/union-disputes-opms-argument-for-reforming-personnel-management/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Office of Personnel Management leadership under the Trump administration has frequently turned to results from the 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey that indicate feds’ dissatisfaction with reward and punishment practices to support dramatic efforts to both overhaul employee management and change the federal pay and benefits system. Most recently, the administration proposed changing federal practices to make it easier to discipline and fire under-performing federal employees. “Notably, as demonstrated in the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, a majority of both employees and managers agree that the performance management system fails to reward the best and address unacceptable performance,” the proposed rule change said.)

October 17 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago Teachers Strike: Thousands of teachers hit picket lines across city, CPS classes canceled
https://abc7chicago.com/education/thousands-picket-rally-march-on-1st-day-of-chicago-teachers-strike/5625169/

CBS2
— School Canceled For Friday; No Deal As Teachers’ Strike Continues But CTU Says There Has Been Progress – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/10/17/chicago-teachers-head-to-picket-line-for-day-1-of-strike/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— RNC raises record-setting $27.3 million in September, amid impeachment push
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/rnc-raises-record-setting-27-3-million-in-september-amid-impeachment-push

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— President Trump using Chicago fundraiser to lure donors with chance for free trip, picture and to meet him: ‘I’ve saved two seats at lunch for YOU and a guest. Will you accept my invitation?’ – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-president-trump-chicago-fundraiser-offers-free-trip-picture-20191017-ji6xmamggzgmfagi5hwme3i37y-story.html
— Americans now need at least $500,000 a year to enter top 1% – ALEX TANZI AND BEN STEVERMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-tns-bc-pfp-income-onepercent-20191017-story.html
— Long-delayed meeting on proposed Itasca drug rehab center brings suspicion, rancor but few answers – John Keilman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-itasca-haymarket-meeting-vigil-20191017-mtnozcjacvha5bxq4jvtchlw5u-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago’s first recreational marijuana store just got OK’d – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-cresco-recreational-marijuana-dispensaries-20191016-cqom7aefzngqnhyli5lhfkygdi-story.html
— By show of hands at meeting, Lincolnshire residents and stakeholders say ‘no’ to cannabis dispensaries in town: ‘We should prohibit it because it is uncharted territory’ – STEVE SADIN (DIERSEN: It is public record which people who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican DID OR DID NOT SPEAK AGAINST POT at municipal and county meetings.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lincolnshire/ct-lsr-village-board-cannabis-dispensaries-tl-1024-20191017-gmhgixejgnccbjr2ew2sxsmtpa-story.html
— Why a teachers strike is bad for Chicago: A miniseries, Episode 1 – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-chicago-teacher-strike-lori-lightfoot-20191017-fxlnutcmija6jcsoznjngqaaea-story.html
— The U. of I., stung by a #MeToo investigation, is now leaning on Title IX to muzzle reporters – DAVID GREISING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-rachel-otwell-university-illinois-greising-20191017-2d2uin3z2vea5ilj2jv5e5qrba-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Teachers strike is on — and Lightfoot’s political honeymoon is over A Chicago Teachers Union that was among Toni Preckwinkle’s strongest supporters followed through on its threat of a strike that seemed pre-ordained since the day Lori Lightfoot swept all 50 wards. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/10/17/20919567/cps-ctu-teachers-union-strike-schools-lightfoot-political-honeymoon-over
— Changes won’t be made to state pot law to meet equity concerns from black aldermen, the bill’s sponsors say The law’s authors say it includes important provisions to increase the number of people of color working in the industry. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/10/17/20918358/recreational-pot-legalization-marijuana-black-equity-diversity

DAILY HERALD
— Questions remain after Itasca’s first hearing on Haymarket proposal – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191017/questions-remain-after-itascas-first-hearing-on-haymarket-proposal
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Mundelein approves grant for pot store
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191017/mundelein-approves-grant-for-pot-store
— Report: Illinois ranks among Top 10 nationally in academic growth, bottom third in proficiency – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191017/report-illinois-ranks-among-top-10-nationally-in-academic-growth-bottom-third-in-proficiency

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Is Illinois in decline? This economist has a contrary view. A DePaul economist’s analysis concludes dire perceptions about the state’s economy and growth are overblown. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/illinois-decline-economist-has-contrary-view

WTTW
— Illinois Leads Nation with 137 Vaping-Related Illnesses – Kristen Thometz
https://news.wttw.com/2019/10/17/illinois-leads-nation-137-vaping-related-illnesses

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Marco Rubio to headline Oberweis campaign fundraiser Lunch is $150; lunch, photo with Rubio is $2,800 – BRENDA SCHORY
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/10/16/marco-rubio-to-headline-oberweis-campaign-fundraiser/avrweu5/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DISGUSTING TRAGIC: East St. Louis among areas that could get preferential treatment for marijuana licenses – JOSEPH BUSTOS
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article235892407.html

WQAD
— GOP presidential candidate, former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh says Trump should be impeached – HANNAH RODRIGUEZ
https://wqad.com/2019/10/17/gop-presidential-candidate-former-illinois-congressman-joe-walsh-says-trump-should-be-impeached/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Claims of unfairness pop up following Democratic presidential debate – KRISTINE FRAZAO
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/claims-of-unfairness-during-democratic-presidential-debate

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Texas Congressman Steps Up Support of Jeanne Ives in Her Quest to Unseat Sean Casten
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/17/texas-congressman-steps-up-support-of-jeanne-ives-in-her-quest-to-unseat-sean-casten/ 
— IL-14: Danny Malouf Backs President Trump’s Withdrawal of Troops from Syria
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/17/il-14-danny-malouf-backs-president-trumps-withdrawal-of-troops-from-syria/ 
— *UPDATE: Crenshaw Tweets “Flip the Seat!”* IL-06: Jeanne Ives Continues to Apply Heat on Sean Casten in Light of Slur Against Dan Crenshaw
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/17/il-06-jeanne-ives-continues-to-apply-heat-on-sean-casten-in-light-of-slur-against-dan-crenshaw/

CENTER SQUARE
— Study finds higher teacher pay, smaller classrooms, more support staff, hindered by legacy costs – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: In 1997, when I was 49 years old, by forcing me to retire, my Democrat GAO superiors turned me from being a productive employee into a “legacy cost.” I had almost 18 years of experience working for GAO. I had almost 9 years of experience working for IRS. I had 3 job-related master’s degrees and a job-related bachelor’s degree. I had 6 job-related professional certifications. I had a job-related professional license.) 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/study-finds-higher-teacher-pay-smaller-classrooms-more-support-staff/article_0d4619fe-f10d-11e9-9287-af99a0cf30ed.html
— Illinois’ Congressional delegation warns tech companies: ‘moderate content or we will’ – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: Anti-Republicans want the following to not only “moderate” GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, they want the following to stop me from sending out the emails, and if not that, stop everyone from reading the emails: Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Illinois Republican Party (IRP). Everyone can see that the MTRCC, DCRCC, and IRP do not promote GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.) 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/illinois-congressional-delegation-warns-tech-companies-moderate-content-or-we/article_822769b6-f05f-11e9-8733-97fefda5a8ac.html

JEANNE FOR CONGRESS
— Dan Crenshaw Puts Ives on the National Map with an Exclamation Point
https://mailchi.mp/65e9b31802cf/dan-crenshaw-puts-ives-on-the-national-map-with-an-exclamation-point

REPUBLICAN NEWS WATCH
— Run for Republican Ward Committeeperson in Chicago
http://republicannewswatch.com/wp/?p=11470

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— 200+ attend Judge Jim McCluskey campaign kickoff at IBEW #701 Wednesday evening, October 16, 2019. Attendees included Judges Rohm, Athanikar, Brennan, Walsh, O’Toole, Jacobs, Kleeman, Telander, Felice, Orel, Cody, Hayes, Dieden, Skerin, Marchese, Else, and Cornelius (Will County); Retired Judges Ron Sutter, William Ferguson, and Tony Iosco (Cook County); and many others including John Curran, Berlin, Grogan, Dabrowski, Czernak, Fisher, McGowan, Hanzelin, Puchalski, Noonan, Zay, Schillerstrom, Coyne, Healy, Valle, Kordick, Kachiroubas, Mendrick, Patty Smith (Aurora), Veenstra, Hanson, Hovde, and Greg Abbott. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

CAPITOL FAX
— Durbin has $3.8 million vs. all GOP candidates’ $140K
https://capitolfax.com/2019/10/17/durbin-has-38-million-vs-all-gop-candidates-140k/

FOX NEWS
— Trump headlines Dallas rally as scrutiny over Ukraine intensifies – Gregg ReBy
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-dallas-rally-ukraine-scrutiny-intensifies

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— 1 person showed up to Mark Sanford 2020 campaign launch — a Democrat with no plans to vote – Ellie Bufkin
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mark-sanford-kicks-off-presidential-campaign-against-trump-only-one-person-showed-up

BREITBART
— Mollie Tibbetts Murder Trial: Taxpayers Billed $18K for Illegal Alien’s Expert Witnesses – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/17/mollie-tibbetts-murder-trial-taxpayers-billed-18k-for-illegal-aliens-expert-witnesses/
— Open Border Activists Demand 95,000 Refugees Be Admitted to U.S. in 2020 – PENNY STARR
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/17/open-border-activists-demand-95000-refugees-be-admitted-to-u-s-in-2020/

DAILY CALLER
— Pelosi Is So Strong She Ran Away From The White House, Or Something – DEREK HUNTER
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/17/democrats-leave-white-house/
— Sen. Ernst Introduces ‘CREEPS Act’ To Get Sexual Assaulters Out Of The Federal Workforce – LUKE ROSIAK (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. My critics/opponents are nasty. They would hint/imply/argue/shout that because GAO threw me out when I was 49 even though I had a) earned 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, I MUST HAVE BEEN FAR WORSE THAN A SEXUAL ASSAULTER.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/17/ernst-creeps-act-sexual-assault/

TOWNHALL
— CNN: I Hope Trump Dies Soon – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/10/17/this-is-cnn-i-hope-trump-dies-soon-n2554919
— WSJ Columnist: This Is When The Deep State Felt They Got The Green Light To Defy Trump – Matt Vespa (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government never charged me with defying their Affirmative Action, Diversity, or Inclusion orders. Virtually all of the employees who they assigned to supervise were Democrat, minority, female, younger, veteran, and/or disabled.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/10/17/wsj-columnist-this-is-when-the-deep-state-felt-they-got-the-green-light-to-defy-n2554747

CAMPUS REFORM
— Berkeley promotes prof bashing Trump’s border wall – Chris Trick (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run IRS got rid of the IRS manager who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. The Democrats who run GAO got rid of the GAO manager who hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=13875

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities and women to be pot pushers.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/chicago-black-leaders-equity-concerns-new-illinois-marijuana-law_n_5da8ec56e4b0e0f03788fb90

WASHINGTON POST
— Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says in interview he fears “erosion of truth” but defends allowing politicians to lie in ads – Tony Romm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/10/17/facebook-ceo-mark-zuckerberg-says-interview-he-fears-erosion-truth-defends-allowing-politicians-lie-ads/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, California is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. How soon will California leave the United States and become part of Mexico?
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-15/prop-187-this-is-california-battle-podcast

SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP
— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: DHS leader says 22 million illegals in U.S., double of previous estimates – KRISTINE FRAZAO
https://local12.com/news/nation-world/dhs-leader-says-22-million-illegals-in-us-double-of-previous-estimates

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities and women to be pot pushers. 
https://www.newsweek.com/state-local-governments-trying-make-cannabis-industry-less-racist-1466077
— TWITTER IS GIVING TRUMP ‘SPECIAL TREATMENT’ DESPITE NEW RULES FOR WORLD LEADERS, SAYS FREE SPEECH EXPERT – DAVID BRENNAN
https://www.newsweek.com/twitter-giving-donald-trump-special-treatment-new-rules-world-leaders-free-speech-expert-1465663

MONEY
— White Workers Have a Disproportionate Share of Good Jobs in the Labor Market – KAITLIN MULHERE (DIERSEN: What jobs have you had? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have made it very clear that they would never stoop to take the jobs that I had. 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.) 
http://money.com/money/5660043/job-market-white-workers-black-workers/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— NTEU Blasts ‘Nonsensical’ Proposed OPM Rule Easing Firing of Feds The federal employee union accused the Trump administration of forcing managers to focus on firing employees, rather than helping them succeed in their positions. – ERICH WAGNER (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government did NOT want their employees to succeed who were the following: those who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40. Further, far too many of my Democrat superiors in the federal government did not want their employees to succeed who did not share their national origin, religion, and/or veteran status.)
https://www.govexec.com/management/2019/10/nteu-blasts-nonsensical-proposed-opm-rule-easing-firing-feds/160682/

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Shake up government with an agile organization and workforce – Jeff Neal (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs want the federal government to get rid of all its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.)
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/commentary/2019/10/shake-up-government-with-an-agile-organization-and-workforce/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Americans Agree Religion Is Under Punishing Assault (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Jesus is a Democrat a) 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, retaliation, and even worse things and b) is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/october_2019/americans_agree_religion_is_under_punishing_assault

WORLD TRIBUNE
— Record 32 million Hispanics could vote in 2020  (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at Hispanics 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.worldtribune.com/record-32-million-hispanics-could-vote-in-2020-12-million-illegals-make-that-22-million/

October 17 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democratic debate distilled: Eat the billionaires, take Trump’s Twitter, free stuff for all! – Rex Huppke
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-democratic-debate-warren-sanders-biden-trump-huppke-20191016-ewhj7hrifbb23hhhgzldbocp4a-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Referendum question on selling recreational pot in Naperville to be on March 2020 ballot – ERIN HEGARTY (DIERSEN: What do you say to people who want to “feel good” and/or “escape reality” by “getting high?”)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-marijuana-referendum-naperville-ballot-question-st-20191016-bcf3l3zve5amtf3sx3ourgce2y-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Who would ever be a cop? – William Choslovsky (DIERSEN: What jobs have you had? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have made it very clear that they would never stoop to take the jobs that I had. 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://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/16/20917566/aaron-dean-atatiana-jefferson-amber-guyger-botham-jean-william-choslovsky-sun-times-op-ed

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Large crowd packs Itasca hearing on Haymarket addiction treatment center plan – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191016/large-crowd-packs-itasca-hearing-on-haymarket-addiction-treatment-center-plan
— Abbott inks partnership for diabetes system (DIERSEN: I have Type 2 diabetes. Stress drives up your blood sugar level. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have worked the hardest to cause me stress.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20191016/abbott-inks-partnership-for-diabetes-system
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Under the partnership, Omada Health will offer the Freestyle Libre system to employers and health plans. People diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes who are eligible will undergo an online physician consultation, which will allow them to obtain a prescription and delivery of a welcome kit, which includes the Abbott product and a wireless scale. Users of the Freestyle Libre system can get real-time readings through a sensor worn on the back of the upper arm, which transmits the information to a smartphone. Abbott officials said the system will give Omada real-time glucose data that can help participants to better manage their diabetes.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs a) glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn citizens of America, and especially those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191017/hamilton-we-are-enriched-as-a-nation-of-immigrants

NBC5
— Aldermen Spend Tens of Thousands in Not-Itemized Expenses Time to change the law, says David Orr – Carol Marin and Don Moseley
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Aldermen-Spend-Tens-of-Thousands-in-Not-Itemized-Expenses-563150051.html

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Embattled former alderman Danny Solis uses loophole to double pension – Dane Placko (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinate were beyond furious that I could and did retroactively purchase for very little money almost 3 years of full-time Civil Service Retirement System credits for when I worked only part-time for the Park Forest Post office 1966-1969. They were already furious that when I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, I transferred with me almost 12 years of federal seniority, 30 days of unused vacation days, and 130 days of unused sick days.) 
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/embattled-former-alderman-uses-loophole-to-double-pension
(FROM THE ARTICLE: However, they also informed Solis of a sweetener only available to elected officials in Chicago, allowing them to purchase pension credits retroactively. So in January, Solis wrote two checks to the pension fund totaling a little more than $128,000. That allowed Solis to more than double his pension payout to $7,900 a month and $94,000 a year. Zettler says Solis’ pension boost will pay off that $128,000 investment in just two and a half years, and also put another $1.3 million in Solis’ pocket if he lives another 15 years, which is 10 times the initial investment. “It’s a can’t-lose situation for the people involved,” said Zettler. Amazingly, Solis was able to buy retroactive pension credits for his three-month stint working for the Chicago Public Library in the 1960s when he was 17 and have it paid out based on his six-figure aldermanic salary.)

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— The rich are different — especially their income-tax returns – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-the-rich-are-different-especially-their-income-tax/article_9e431804-d26d-5995-ae81-ea482524efbf.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Springfield cancer surgeon TOM TARTER, who is among people running for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, has loaned $50,000 to his own campaign and is also getting some help from Sangamon County GOP Chair ROSEMARIE LONG. – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20191017/bernard-schoenburg-no-endorsement-yet-but-tarter-gets-help-from-party-leader
— Rep. McCombie says ‘cost of corruption is too high to ignore’ – Peter Hancock
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191016/rep-mccombie-says-cost-of-corruption-is-too-high-to-ignore

WSPY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats promote LGBTQ activity. How soon will Illinois Democrats make it officially illegal to educate, hire, elect, etc. those who do not promote LGBTQ activity? 
http://www.wspynews.com/news/wcsjnews/state-officials-are-recognizing-lgbtq-month-in-illinois/article_794367f1-1352-56e0-8842-4fde71cd4f08.html

WSIL TV
— Sheriff to would-be thieves: ‘Hemp does not get you high’ – Elizabeth Taylor (DIERSEN: What do you say to people who want to “feel good” and/or “escape reality” by “getting high?”)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/41192566/sheriff-to-would-be-thieves-hemp-does-not-get-you-high

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Bloomington Police Department officers are concerned about what recreational cannabis will mean for the community
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/bpd-officers-are-concerned-about-what-recreational-cannabis-will-mean-for-the-community/

CHICAGO CRUSADER
— Diversity Program Prepares College Students Interested in Accounting (DIERSEN: If I could do it over, I would have majored in accounting. While I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt, I was “too old” by then, I was 30 years old.) 
https://chicagocrusader.com/diversity-program-prepares-college-students-interested-in-accounting/

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Evanston City Council refocuses on racial equity in training, new proposals – Andrea Bian (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Evanston officially banish Whites who fail/refuse to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all?)
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2019/10/16/city/city-council-refocuses-on-racial-equity-in-training-new-proposals/

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Glen Ellyn To Consider Cannabis Zoning Amendments The village said it favored waiting to see how cannabis sales impact other communities, but will review zoning amendments as well. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/downersgrove/glen-ellyn-consider-cannabis-zoning-amendments

WIREPOINTS
— The Chicago Teachers Union strike is on: 13 things that matter – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/the-chicago-teachers-union-strike-is-on-13-things-that-matter/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— New Planned Parenthood mega-clinic ‘preying on pregnant women in Illinois and Missouri,’ group says – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/514831545-new-planned-parenthood-mega-clinic-preying-on-pregnant-women-in-illinois-and-missouri-group-says

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PENSION CRISIS FORCES FIREHOUSE CLOSURE, 9 FIREFIGHTER LAYOFFS IN EAST ST. LOUIS – Brad Weisenstein
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/pension-crisis-forces-firehouse-closure-9-firefighter-layoffs-in-east-st-louis/

GOPUSA
— Ocasio-Cortez turned 30 this week, none the wiser 
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=77815

BREITBART
— Ahead of 2020, Facebook ensnared in heated political climate – AP (DIERSEN: If Zukerberg would meet with Illinois conservative leaders, who would he meet with? Who speaks for Illinois conservatives? Conservative leaders speak out against promoting 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, retaliation, etc.)
https://www.breitbart.com/news/ahead-of-2020-fb-ensnared-in-heated-political-climate/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Mark Zuckerberg defended meetings he’s reportedly had with conservative leaders after #DeleteFacebook began trending on social media. Politico reported this week that the Facebook CEO held private meetings with, among others, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. Conservatives have long accused Facebook of suppressing conservative political view and the company has tried to dispel that belief.)

DAILY CALLER
— Megyn Kelly Goes After The Media For Active Bias – SHELBY TALCOTT
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/16/megyn-kelly-media-bias/
— Elizabeth Warren Deletes Tweet Bragging About Native American DNA – WILLIAM DAVIS (DIERSEN: Who hates German Americans the most in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs are nasty. I should write a book about a) how my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government used and b) how my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois use my 100% German national origin against me. They constantly foist negative German stereotypes on me. I would focus on those who are German American, but who demonize, denigrate, and condemn me to curry favor with those who hate German Americans. They paint themselves as being “good” German Americans who go around destroying “bad” German Americans like me. In my defense, I stress that they all my ancestors immigrated way back during the 1840s and 1850s, that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII, and that if he had not been 4-F, my father would have fought the Germans during WWII. If DNA information had been available back when I worked for the federal government, I would have stressed that. According to http://dna.ancestry.com, my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/16/elizabeth-warren-deletes-tweet-native-american-dna/

TOWNHALL
— Memo to A.G. Bill Barr: Without the Rule of Law, a Nation’s Wall Is Worthless – Cliff Nichols
https://townhall.com/columnists/cliffnichols/2019/10/17/memo-to-ag-bill-barr-without-the-rule-of-law-a-nations-wall-is-worthless-n2554886

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Trump: I’m Embarrassed To Say How Many Countries The U.S. Military Is In, It Is So Foolish – Tim Hains
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/10/16/trump_im_embarrassed_to_say_how_many_countries_the_us_military_is_in_it_is_so_foolish.html

THE HILL
— Why Joe Biden is the best candidate for black voters – VIVIAN BISHOP (DIERSEN: Who is the best candidate for voters who are Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/466134-why-joe-biden-is-the-best-candidate-for-black-voters-across-the-country

CNN
— Chicago teachers strike – Brian Ries
https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/chicago-teachers-strike-10-19/index.html
— Twitter tells Kamala Harris why it won’t suspend Trump’s account – Donie O’Sullivan (DIERSEN: Who wants you to be suspended and why? I should write a book about those who want me to be suspended and why.) 
https://www.wral.com/twitter-tells-kamala-harris-why-it-wont-suspend-trumps-account/18703383/

MSN
— Americans now need at least $500,000 a year to enter the top 1% – Alex Tanzi and Ben Steverman
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/americans-now-need-at-least-dollar500000-a-year-to-enter-the-top-1percent/ar-AAISU5z

NEW YORK TIMES
— Republicans, Defiant After Debate, Throw Punches on Impeachment and Economy – Jeremy W. Peters
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/16/us/politics/republicans-democratic-debate.html
— Holding internet platforms liable for certain content would harm internet users. – Elliot Harmon (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes what to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but failing that, they want to stop everyone from reading the emails, but failing that, they want to stop me from including links in the emails to articles they do not like. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/16/opinion/section-230-freedom-speech.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Years after Obama used Facebook to help him win the presidency, Silicon Valley is under Democratic fire Tuesday’s debate makes it clear that Big Tech faces difficult times whoever wins – Craig Timberg, Isaac Stanley-Becker and Tony Romm 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/10/16/years-after-obama-used-facebook-help-him-win-presidency-silicon-valley-is-under-democratic-fire/

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats push reparations. How much reparations do the Democrats want you to pay? Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.)
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/nation/2019/10/16/black-history-slavery-reporter-uncovers-genealogy-1619-project/3847926002/

BOSTON HERALD
— Democrats put immigrants before needy Americans – BETSY MCCAUGHEY
https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/10/17/democrats-put-immigrants-before-needy-americans/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Sheryl Sandberg Faults ‘Broken Rung’ on Corporate Ladder Over Work Inequities Facebook’s COO and other executives say leadership gaps for women, people of color won’t narrow unless companies focus on first promotions – Chip Cutter (DIERSEN: From what I saw working for the Post Office for almost 3 years, working for IRS for almost 9 years, and working for GAO for almost 18 years, if you are White, male, and/or non-veteran, to get promoted beyond GS-4 at the Post Office, GS-12 at IRS, or GS-13 at GAO, you had to a) be a Democrat, b) not only paint yourself as being a yes-man, but actually be one, and c) help your superiors get rid of their employees who were White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/sheryl-sandberg-faults-broken-rung-on-corporate-ladder-over-work-inequities-11571264170

THRIVE GLOBAL
— How to recognize the signs of stress and how to manage it! – Hayley Austin (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have worked the hardest to cause me stress.)
https://thriveglobal.com/stories/how-to-recognise-the-signs-of-stress-and-how-to-manage-it/

GOVERNING
— Weed Breathalyzer May Reassure Policymakers With a projected 2020 debut, the Hound will detect alcohol and marijuana, making marijuana DUIs more feasible to catch. The new technology assures police and policymakers of regulations that hadn’t before been possible. – SAM WOOD (DIERSEN: What do you say to people who want to “feel good” and/or “escape reality” by “getting high?”)
https://www.governing.com/news/headlines/Weed-Breathalyzer-May-Reassure-Policymakers.html

PEW RESEARCH CENTER
— In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Jesus is a Democrat a) 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, retaliation, and even worse things and b) is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.pewforum.org/2019/10/17/in-u-s-decline-of-christianity-continues-at-rapid-pace/

October 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago teachers strike starts Thursday, Chicago Public School classes canceled – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/education/chicago-teachers-on-strike-starting-thursday/5622396/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago City Council passes recreational marijuana sales ordinance – Ravi Baichwal
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/chicago-city-council-passes-recreational-marijuana-sales-ordinance/5623907/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois House Republicans, Democrats unite to condemn Trump yanking troops from Syria All 5 Illinois Republicans supported the bipartisan House resolution. – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: Illinois Trump-haters are overjoyed.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/10/16/20918175/illinois-house-republicans-democrats-unite-condemn-trump-yanking-troops-syria
— DISGUSTING TRAGIC: 6 more medical pot shops granted licenses to sell recreational marijuana Five of the licenses were issued to dispensaries operated by Cresco Labs, a major River North-based pot firm that operates in multiple states. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/10/16/20917839/medical-pot-shops-licenses-sell-recreational-marijuana
— Mike Madigan’s troubles a boon to lawyers — legal bills exceed $1.5 million Madigan’s legal headaches heated up in February 2018 when political consultant Alaina Hampton accused one of his longtime political aides of sending her unwanted texts. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/16/20917991/mike-madigan-troubles-lawyers-legal-fees-million

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s rules for recreational marijuana sales in Chicago pass City Council despite controversy – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-city-council-october-meeting-20191016-x6spmx65pfafdfcfyko454vjha-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot in Winthrop Harbor.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-winthrop-harbor-marijuana-approved-st-1017-20191016-adxm5jeuojfvxc3pn3witirfua-story.html
— United Airlines posts $1 billion profit, reports healthy travel demand — though weakness in China – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-united-airlines-third-quarter-profit-20191015-cm6k4bzu2fg4tg7ajwvcxadv3y-story.html
— Breathalyzer for weed could be a ‘game changer’ for legalization efforts – SAM WOOD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-tns-bc-cpt-breathalyzer-cannabis-20191016-story.html
— Companies are recruiting employees for start of recreational marijuana sales in Illinois. ‘I don’t know how my parents will take it.’ – ABDEL JIMENEZ (DIERSEN: Wherever pot is sold, it brings down everything and everyone around it. If you promote pot, by definition, you are not a productive member of society. The presumption is that if you sell pot, you use pot. I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who uses pot. What is the average THC level of those in the pot business?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-cannabis-job-fair-at-oakton-college-20191016-267cmj64afefhmw5za75zwys6m-story.html
— Des Plaines uses Rivers Casino revenues to improve the city. As gambling spreads to other towns, it’s worried. – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-casino-des-plaines-economic-benefit-20191016-ydh65blg3nbhbcjo3ldufldqti-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Walsh campaign low on cash, but finds a friend in Kellyanne Conway’s husband – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191016/walsh-campaign-low-on-cash-but-finds-a-friend-in-kellyanne-conways-husband
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Schaumburg plans on allowing up to 5 marijuana shops in town – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191016/schaumburg-plans-on-allowing-up-to-5-marijuana-shops-in-town
— Aunt Martha’s clinics awarded additional federal family planning money – Rebecca Anzel
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191016/aunt-marthas-clinics-awarded-additional-federal-family-planning-money
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot in Schaumburg.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191015/cannabis-summit-in-schaumburg-offers-pot-business-lessons-heres-whos-interested-in-them
— March for Life planned for Saturday in Palatine
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191016/march-for-life-planned-for-saturday-in-palatine

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago teachers on strike The union has voted to walk off the job tomorrow at Chicago Public Schools. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/education/chicago-teachers-strike
— City Council OKs new no-toke-zone map But the Black Caucus is still pushing to delay pot sales until July 1. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/city-council-oks-new-no-toke-zone-map

WGN RADIO
— R.I.P. GOP Author Stanley Greenberg
https://wgnradio.com/2019/10/15/r-i-p-gop-author-stanley-greenberg-the-color-purple-at-drury-lane-theatre-chicago-international-film-festival-and-navy-piers-pier-pumpkin-lights/

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— Palatine Republican Committeeman Helping Organize Chicago Trump Fundraiser Del Mar To Serve As Delegate For Trump At 2020 Republican National Convention – Tom Robb 
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/palatine-republican-committeeman-helping-organize-chicago-trump-fundraiser/

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Underwood leads in third quarter contributions over GOP challengers Oberweis leads GOP candidates in campaign finances – DREW ZIMMERMAN
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/10/16/underwood-leads-in-third-quarter-contributions-over-gop-challengers/azc7o2b/

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Twitter restates that world leaders don’t always have to follow rules – Tony Romm and Isaac Stanley-Becker
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Twitter-restates-that-world-leaders-don-t-always-14537164.php

ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT
— Effective November 4, 2019, and terminating December 7, 2020, Richard D. Felice is appointed Circuit Judge of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, at Large, to the position formerly held by the Honorable Patrick J. O’Shea.
https://courts.illinois.gov/SupremeCourt/Announce/2019/101119.pdf

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IVES JOINS CRENSHAW IN RESPONSE TO CASTEN’S ‘RACIST’ ATTACK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/10/dan-crenshaw-hits-back-after-illinois-congressman-labels-him-a-racist.html
— DAN CRENSHAW HITS BACK AFTER ILLINOIS CONGRESSMAN LABELS HIM A ‘RACIST’
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/10/dan-crenshaw-hits-back-after-illinois-congressman-labels-him-a-racist.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The fallout over the Trump-media video reveals the need for decency in politics – Kimberly Ross
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-fallout-over-the-fake-trump-media-video-reveals-the-need-for-decency-in-politics
— Surge: Ken Cuccinelli cites 22 million illegal immigrants, nearly twice previous tally – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/surge-top-fed-cites-22-million-illegal-immigrants-nearly-twice-previous-tally

FOX NEWS
— Chick-fil-A opens ‘pilot’ location in England, while LGBT group announces protest – Janine Puhak
https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/chick-fil-a-pilot-location
— Trump policies, racism may cause some black women’s weight problems, professor says – Dom Calicchio (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors hinted/implied/argued/shouted that when their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger had performance problems, it was because of their employees who were Republican, White, and/or male who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40. Virtually all the employees who my GAOs superior assigned me to supervise were Democrat, minority, female, and/or disabled.) 
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-policies-racism-may-cause-some-black-womens-weight-problems-professor-says

BREITBART
— Ann Coulter: Democrats’ Mass Immigration Agenda Proves They ‘Hate the Middle Class’ – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/16/exclusive-ann-coulter-democrats-mass-immigration-agenda-proves-they-hate-the-middle-class/

CNS NEWS
— Trump: ‘Let Them Fight Their Own Wars’ – Melanie Arter
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-arter/trump-let-them-fight-their-own-wars

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Blasts ABC For Trying To Pass Off Kentucky Gun Range Footage As From Syria – AMBER ATHEY
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/16/trump-abc-kentucky-gun-range-syria-footage/

TOWNHALL
— Oh, So That’s Why CNN Doesn’t Cover Shootings In Places Like Chicago – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/10/16/cnn-racial-bias-n2554850

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Media Slam Zuckerberg for Meeting with Conservatives – Corinne Weaver (DIERSEN: If Zukerberg would meet with Illinois conservatives, who would he meet with? Who speaks for Illinois conservatives?)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/corinne-weaver/2019/10/15/media-slam-zuckerberg-meeting-conservatives

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Most teachers quite disturbed about their unions’ push for sexualization and indoctrination of school children – Doug Mainwaring
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/most-teachers-quite-disturbed-about-their-unions-push-for-sexualization-and-indoctrination-of-school-children

LIFE NEWS
— San Francisco Bans Employees From Traveling to 22 States That are Pro-Life on Abortion – MICAIAH BILGER 
https://www.lifenews.com/2019/10/16/san-francisco-bans-employees-from-traveling-to-22-states-that-are-pro-life-on-abortion/

EPOCH TIMES
— States Should Be Allowed to Prosecute Illegal Aliens for Identity Theft, Supreme Court Told – MATTHEW VADUM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/states-should-be-allowed-to-prosecute-illegal-aliens-for-identity-theft-supreme-court-told_3118781.html


— Democrat Backlash Builds Against Democrats’ ‘Sanctuary’ Stance – Christopher C. Hull
https://www.theepochtimes.com/democrat-backlash-builds-against-democrats-sanctuary-stance_3118493.html

WORLD TRIBUNE
— Impeachment strategy is simple: Permanently stigmatize Trump ASAP
https://www.worldtribune.com/impeachment-strategy-is-simple-permanently-stigmatize-trump-asap/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want refugees because refugees vote for Democrats. RINOs want refugees because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/466091-pennsylvania-governor-tells-trump-his-state-will-keep-welcoming-refugees

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Democrats’ Big Chill Another debate shows the race is frozen in place with far too many candidates. – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-democrats-big-chill-11571264179
— Political Correctness Is Bad for Kids Liberals deny that traditional marriage is ideal for children. – Erica Komisar (DIERSEN: The same anti-Christians, anti-conservatives, and anti-Republicans who shout that I had unfair advantages in life because I was raised in a traditional family disgustingly, outrageously, and hypocritically a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn the traditional family and b) promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/political-correctness-is-bad-for-kids-11571264113

ORLANDO SENTINEL
— Breathalyzer for weed could be a ‘game changer’ for legalization efforts – SAM WOOD
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/sns-tns-bc-cpt-breathalyzer-cannabis-20191016-story.html

READING CHRONICLE
— Reading Pride organizing protest against Chick Fil-A surrounding homophobic claims – Alice Knight
https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/17970514.reading-pride-organising-protest-chick-fil-a-surrounding-homophobic-claims/

WILKES BARRE TIMES LEADER
— Higher education discriminates against conservatives – Richard E. Vatz
https://www.timesleader.com/opinion/op-ed/759013/their-view-higher-education-discriminates-against-conservatives

BRYAN COLLEGE STATION EAGLE
— Hate the other side’s media? You still need to watch it and read it. – Gary Abernathy (DIERSEN: The only legitimate reason to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails is to get information to help elect Republican candidates who can and will defend and advance the Illinois Republican Party platform and the Republican Party platform. What do you say to those who read the emails for other reasons?) 
https://www.theeagle.com/opinion/columnists/hate-the-other-side-s-media-you-still-need-to/article_792bac5a-3f78-5c3f-be15-1b198bc06569.html

FLEET OWNER
— How to deter drivers from using marijuana (and other drugs) More than 1 in 5 Americans smoke marijuana. Fleets are finding new ways to make sure their drivers aren’t among them as science finds a way to test for marijuana intoxication. – Josh Fisher (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who uses pot.) 
https://www.fleetowner.com/safety/how-deter-drivers-using-marijuana-and-other-drugs

THRIVE GLOBAL
— How to be more proactive at work – John Turner (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, I encouraged my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates to join the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Chicago Chapter. I served on the AGA Chicago Chapter Executive Committee 1983-1996. I recruited Bill Jacklin and Jim Rasins to join AGA.) 
https://thriveglobal.com/stories/how-to-be-more-proactive-at-work/
— 5 ways to avoid stress in the workplace – Amy Hargreaves (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to cause me stress. I would focus on past and present Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, IRS, Post Office, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois leaders, members, employees, etc. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who I have sued.) 
https://thriveglobal.com/stories/5-ways-to-avoid-stress-in-the-workplace/

PHYS
— How partisan hate leads people to believe falsehoods – Jeff Grabmeier (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs promote hatred against Republicans.)
https://phys.org/news/2019-10-partisan-people-falsehoods.html

FED SMITH
— How Much Money Do I Need to Retire? – Randy Silvey (DIERSEN: My Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 42% of what my salary was in 1997 in today’s dollars.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/10/16/how-much-money-need-retire/

FED MANAGER
— Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton Announces Legislative Plan To Recruit More Federal Employees (DIERSEN: Potential federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran should be advised a) that their careers will be wasted and they will be gotten rid of if they do not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40 and b) that extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.) 
https://www.fedmanager.com/columns/from-the-hill/del-eleanor-holmes-norton-announces-legislative-plan-to-recruit-more-federal-employees
— Federal Whistleblowers – A Partnership To Protect (DIERSEN: I was a federal whistleblower. I blew the whistle on political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. Obviously I was not protected. 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 $19,568 (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.fedmanager.com/columns/manager-matters/federal-whistleblowers-a-partnership-to-protect

October 16 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Chicago Teachers Strike: Lightfoot: ‘Crystal clear’ CTU will go on strike, no classes Thursday
https://abc7chicago.com/education/lightfoot-crystal-clear-ctu-will-go-on-strike-no-classes-thursday/5622396/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-10/16/2019
— Wisconsin 2nd-grader caught vaping at elementary school A second-grader in Franklin, Wisconsin, was caught vaping at his elementary school and said he got the device from his mother’s purse.
https://abc7chicago.com/health/wisconsin-2nd-grader-caught-vaping-at-elementary-school/5621910/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Cresco Labs gets state’s OK to sell recreational marijuana, but the City Council’s Black Caucus wants to delay all Chicago sales – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-cresco-recreational-marijuana-dispensaries-20191016-cqom7aefzngqnhyli5lhfkygdi-story.html
— Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker releases 2018 tax info, offering the public a glimpse of his immense wealth – Lisa Donovan (DIERSEN: Everyone in government and politics should be required to disclose where their wealth came from. My wealth came from the money that I earned doing yard work and delivering newspapers 1962-1964; washing dishes 1964-1966; cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966; delivering mail 1966-1969; working on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumping gasoline 1971-1972; collecting delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and auditing federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-gov-pritzker-income-tax-summaries-20191016-q6ksrtodv5gctioakyfnegrik4-story.html

— George Conway donates $5,600 to Trump’s GOP primary challenger Joe Walsh – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–election-2020-fundraising-conway-20191015-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago pot sales would be delayed until July under proposal pushed by black aldermen The chairman of the Black Caucus says they will introduce an ordinance Wednesday that would halt the planned sale of legal marijuana for six months next year. – Tom Schuba and Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/15/20916402/chicago-marijuana-sales-cannabis-pot-legal-recreational-weed

DAILY HERALD
— Carol Stream’s first property tax in decades would cost $232 per home on average – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191015/carol-streams-first-property-tax-in-decades-would-cost-232-per-home-on-average
— How a St. Charles zoning code technicality contradicts marijuana sales – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191015/how-a-st-charles-zoning-code-technicality-contradicts-marijuana-sales-
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Naperville chooses March primary for recreational marijuana referendum – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191016/naperville-chooses-march-primary-for-recreational-marijuana-referendum

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker uses his tax return to pitch graduated levy The governor and wife report paying more than $36 million in federal and state taxes—including payments on his behalf from family trusts—but his campaign committee says it would have been millions more with his proposed graduated income tax. – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: Since 1972, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been furious that I have paid less federal income tax because I have paid and deducted mortgage interest, real estate tax, medical expenses, and education expenses.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-uses-his-tax-return-pitch-graduated-levy
— City Council’s Black Caucus wants to halt marijuana sales until July 1 The 19-member caucus could prove a force to be reckoned with if they stick together and manage to add to their ranks. Twenty-six votes are needed to make or break legislation. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/city-councils-black-caucus-wants-halt-marijuana-sales-until-july-1

WBEZ
— Chicago Groups Preparing African Immigrants For The Census – Irene Romulo (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout at immigrants that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse thing who should be gotten rid of once and for all.) 
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicago-groups-preparing-african-immigrants-for-the-census/9a63f665-cfa9-4137-8a50-b11624a6a50a

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Ministerial Alliance opposes recreational marijuana sales in Springfield – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191015/ministerial-alliance-opposes-recreational-marijuana-sales-in-springfield
— Illinois: More money, leadership needed to secure elections – Peter Hancock
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191015/illinois-more-money-leadership-needed-to-secure-elections

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— UI business school dean among 50 who signed letter to Trump, Congress on visa policy – Julie Wurth (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs put citizens of foreign countries ahead of citizens of America.)
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/university-illinois/ui-business-school-dean-among-who-signed-letter-to-trump/article_41e30891-7403-57fa-aaf6-5914f59e7684.html

NORTHWEST HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot in McHenry County. 
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/10/15/mchenry-county-approves-3-tax-on-marijuana-sales/a8yfu0h/

LINCOLN COURIER
— Yet another slanted survey – Michael Gamble, New Berlin
https://www.lincolncourier.com/opinion/20191016/letter-yet-another-slanted-survey

NPR ILLINOIS
— Survey Finds Sharp Divides On Whether Immigrants Help or Hurt Illinois – BRIAN MACKEY (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs put citizens of foreign countries ahead of citizens of America.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/survey-finds-sharp-divides-whether-immigrants-help-or-hurt-illinois#stream/0


— Human Rights Commission Rules In Favor of Transgender Student – MAUREEN FOERTSCH MCKINNEY (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly Democrats rule in favor of LGBTQers over non-LGBTQers.) 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/human-rights-commission-rules-favor-transgender-student#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— Warren faces skepticism, attacks from fellow 2020 Democrats at Ohio debate – Stephen Loiaconi
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/tough-questions-expected-for-warren-biden-and-sanders-at-fourth-democratic-debate

WGLT
— FEC Chair: Rodney Davis Trying To ‘Intimidate’ Her Over Trump Criticism – RYAN DENHAM (DIERSEN: Who has tried to intimidate you? I should write a book about those who have tried to intimidate me. They are beyond furious that they have failed to a) stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) stop me from serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman. But they crow that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.)
https://www.wglt.org/post/fec-chair-davis-trying-intimidate-her-over-trump-criticism#stream/0

WIREPOINTS
— “It’s the politicians who give in, who benefit and who work with the CTU hand in hand” – Ted Dabrowski on with John Kass
https://wirepoints.org/its-the-politicians-who-give-in-who-benefit-and-who-work-with-the-ctu-hand-in-hand-ted-dabrowski-on-with-john-kass/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— *FINAL UPDATE 10/15 5:45PM* IL-06/IL-14 FEC 3rd Quarter Campaign Disclosure Reports
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/15/il-06-il-14-fec-3rd-quarter-campaign-disclosure-reports/
— Franks’ Maximum Contributor Resigns from Top Exelon Post
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/16/franks-maximum-contirbutor-resigns-from-top-exelon-post/ 
— IL-14: Initial Observations of 3rd Quarter Fundraising Including Campaign Reactions
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/16/il-14-initial-observations-of-3rd-quarter-fundraising-including-campaign-reactions/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ROSSI: LIGHTS OUT CALIFORNIA, WELCOME TO THE “GREEN NEW DEAL”!
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/10/rossi-lights-out-california-welcome-to-the-green-new-deal.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— We all hate each other too much to have a federal jobs guarantee It’s hard to create a federal workforce to advance the common good when the things one third of this country believes to be the common good, another third of this country believes to be evil. – Timothy P. Carney
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/we-all-hate-each-other-too-much-to-have-a-federal-jobs-guarantee

GOPUSA
— Business owners can restrict political speech during work hours (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO for almost 30 years 1980-1997, my Democrat coworkers and subordinates frequently a) asked me questions to confirm that I opposed promoting dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, illegal drugs, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, etc. and b) took my responses to my Democrat supervisors and superiors. Of course, that motivated my Democrat supervisors and superiors to get rid of me.) 
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=77709

AMERICAN THINKER
— DuPage County judge candidate has Muslim Brotherhood ties – Hesham Shehab
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/illinois_judge_candidate_has_muslim_brotherhood_ties.html
— Last night’s Democrat debate: A cluster of tyrannical fantasists – Patricia McCarthy
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/last_nights_democrat_debate_a_cluster_of_tyrannical_fantasists.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The 2020 Candidates Bring a Lame Game Despite the chaos of Trump, Republicans are actually far more unified and effective than their opponents. – PAUL BRIAN 
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-2020-candidates-bring-a-lame-game/

BREITBART
— CNN, New York Times Fail to Ask a Single Immigration Question to 2020 Democrats – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/15/cnn-new-york-times-fail-to-ask-a-single-immigration-question-to-2020-democrats/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— When Will The Media Ask Democrats The Hard Questions About Gun Control? – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/31215-when-will-media-ask-democrats-hard-questions-about-gun-control
— Assault on America, Day 287: Democrats pick a little, talk a little, cheep a lot, say nothing – Jeffrey A. Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/31214-assault-america-day-287-democrats-pick-little-talk-little-cheep-lot-say-nothing

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Let Them Try And Call Me A Racist’: Indian-American Running For Senate Has Message For Democrats – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/15/indian-american-senate-republican/
— Warren To Billionaires: You Didn’t Build That – MATT M. MILLER (DIERSEN: Everyone in government and politics should be required to disclose where their wealth came from. My wealth came from the money that I earned doing yard work and delivering newspapers 1962-1964; washing dishes 1964-1966; cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966; delivering mail 1966-1969; working on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumping gasoline 1971-1972; collecting delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and auditing federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/15/warren-debate-billionaires/
— Warren Gets Blasted From All Sides As Dems Deem Her The New Frontrunner – AMBER ATHEY (DIERSEN: Who blasts you? I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who blast me. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/15/warren-attacked-democratic-debate-frontrunner/

PATRIOT POST
— Intolerance in Academia – Walter E. Williams 
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/66109-intolerance-in-academia-2019-10-16

TOWNHALL
— Sure Looks Like AOC Tried To Illegally Donate To Her Progressive Buddy Marie Newman In Illinois – Timothy Meads
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/10/15/sure-looks-like-aoc-tried-to-make-an-illegal-campaign-contribution-to-her-progres-n2554748
— A Dozen Dems Duke it Out in Ohio in CNN/NYT Presidential Debate
https://townhall.com/liveblog/2019/10/15/dozen-dems-duke-it-out-in-ohio-n67
— Sanctuary City Policies Keep Claiming Lives – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2019/10/16/sanctuary-city-policies-keep-claiming-lives-n2554780

ONE NEWS NOW
— Democrat candidates give nod to dangerous pro-LGBTQ – Charlie Butts 
https://onenewsnow.com/culture/2019/10/15/dem-candidates-give-nod-to-dangerous-pro-lgbtq-laws

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Beto Admits Non-Compliant AR-15 Owners Would Receive a ‘Visit From a Law enforcement Officer’ Under His Plan – MAIREAD MCARDLE (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they want to get rid of Republicans once and for all, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/beto-admits-non-compliant-ar-15-owners-would-receive-a-visit-from-a-law-enforcement-officer-under-his-plan/

HUFFINGTON POST
— People are raging at CNN over George W. Bush, Ellen DeGeneres debate question – JOSEPHINE HARVEY (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs demand that LGBTQers get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2019/10/16/people-are-raging-at-cnn-over-george-w-bush-ellen-degeneres-debate-question/23838721/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Is Winning the Online War The technical superiority and sophistication of the president’s digital campaign is a hidden advantage of incumbency. – Thomas B. Edsall
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/16/opinion/trump-digital-campaign.html
— Get to Know the Politics Reporters Covering the 2020 Election for The Times Hailing from across the United States, these 21 journalists bring a range of backgrounds and experience to our coverage of the presidential race. – Lara Takenaga (DIERSEN: What percent of these 21 journalists are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/13/reader-center/politics-reporters.html
— Why Some Young Voters Are Choosing Democratic Socialism Over the Democratic Party As the presidential debate comes to Ohio, the students in a local chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America are defining their political identity. – Isabella Grullón Paz
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/15/us/politics/young-democratic-socialists.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Has Elizabeth Warren broken the electability ceiling? – Philip Bump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/14/has-elizabeth-warren-broken-electability-ceiling/
— Six federal employees to be honored with the ‘Oscars of Government Service’ – Joe Davidson (DIERSEN: Those who are rewarded in the federal government excel at getting rid of federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they did not promote to GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/six-federal-employees-to-be-honored-with-the-oscars-of-government-service/2019/10/15/38a11192-ef84-11e9-b2da-606ba1ef30e3_story.html
— The Democratic debates haven’t changed much? Oh, yes they have. – Dan Balz
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-democratic-debates-havent-changed-much-oh-yes-they-have/2019/10/16/ab1bf700-ef6b-11e9-8693-f487e46784aa_story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-16/la-me-california-immigrants-poll

NEW YORK POST
— Trump is clearly right: We don’t need new immigrants headed directly to welfare – Betsy McCaughey (DIERSEN: Those who impair themselves with booze, gambling, pot, and other vices shout that they are headed for welfare.)
https://nypost.com/2019/10/15/trump-is-clearly-right-we-dont-need-new-immigrants-headed-directly-to-welfare/

SACRAMENTO BEE
— New California law bans ‘no-rehire’ clauses after worker lawsuits – WES VENTEICHER (DIERSEN: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, a jury would have been convinced that my Democrat GAO superiors had done everything that they could to stop any employer from hiring me.)
https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article236264163.html

WRAL
— Zuckerberg caught in political crossfire, defends talks with conservatives (DIERSEN: If Zukerberg would meet with Illinois conservatives, who would he meet with? Who speaks for Illinois conservatives?)
https://www.wraltechwire.com/2019/10/16/zuckerberg-caught-in-political-crossfire-defends-talks-with-conservatives/

BUZZ FEED NEWS
— Facebook Said Politicians Can Lie In Ads. It’s Taking Down Ads From Warren, Biden, And Trump For Other Reasons. A BuzzFeed News examination found that in the first half of October, the social network has canned more than 160 ads from Biden, Warren, Sanders, Steyer, and Trump for breaking rules around profanity and fake buttons. – Ryan Mac and Zahra Hirji
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/facebook-warren-biden-trump-ads-take-down-profanity

BUSINESS
— How to Improve Your Website’s Search Engine Optimization Making sure customers can find your website online is of the utmost importance. That’s why improving your website’s SEO should be a top priority. – Ben Mizes (DIERSEN: From what I see, far more voters in Illinois would read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails if the following would encourage them to read the emails: a) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, Republican county party organizations, and Republican township/ward party organizations and b) the publishers of conservative and Republican websites.) 
https://www.business.com/articles/improve-website-seo/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Provide a user-focused experience. . .Write irresistible meta descriptions. . .Publish rich, long-form content. . .Make it easy on the eyes. . .Anticipate and offer added value. . .Be Consistent. . .Take the long view)

PC MAGAZINE
— Twitter: Here’s What Trump is Not Allowed to Tweet About What Twitter considers a rule-breaking tweet from a world leader includes personal threats, the promotion of terrorism, and posting a person’s private information. But the company ultimately wants to serve as a public forum for politics, even when it involves ‘saber-rattling.’ – Michael Kan Icon (DIERSEN: Those who reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and/or the Republican Party platform want to stop me from including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that promote those planks.)
https://www.pcmag.com/news/371344/twitter-heres-what-trump-is-not-allowed-to-tweet-about

NEW REPUBLIC
— An Early Case For Reparations – ERIC HERSCHTHAL (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should pay reparations, that is, that I should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion. They stress that I am Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, and that my ancestors have been in America since 1844.)
https://newrepublic.com/article/155392/early-case-reparations

MICHIGAN ADVANCE
— Trump is an existential threat to journalism – Susan J. Demas
https://www.michiganadvance.com/2019/10/16/susan-j-demas-trump-is-an-existential-threat-to-journalism/

FED WEEK
— Paid Family Leave Would Benefit Agencies Too, Backers Argue (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates especially despised if not especially hated Republican DINKs (dual income, no kids). They stressed that my wife had a good job and that we had given up trying to have children, that we did not adopt, and that we did not become foster parents.) 
https://www.fedweek.com/fedweek/paid-family-leave-would-benefit-agencies-too-backers-argue/

VANITY FAIR
— ELIZABETH WARREN IS BEGINNING TO WIN THE ELECTABILITY ARGUMENT Warren is single-handedly shifting the conversation among Democrats about whether a woman can win. New research finds voters are still spooked by the ultimate glass ceiling—but they also think that Warren might be the one to break through. – PETER HAMBY
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/10/elizabeth-warren-winning-the-electability-argument

JACOBIN MAGAZINE
— Joe Biden Isn’t an Electable Candidate – HADAS THIER
https://jacobinmag.com/2019/10/joe-biden-isnt-an-electable-candidate

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— According to your critics/opponents, what harms your electability, that is, how bad are your demographics? – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com
(THE ARTICLE: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, while some do not admit it, the following harm my electability: I am a Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, former union member, federal retiree, childless, pet-less, American nameplate vehicle owner, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, etc. Without admitting it, my Democrat superiors in the federal government used the aforesaid to justify the adverse actions that they took against me. 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 $19,568 (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. Without admitting it, my critics/opponents used the aforesaid to justify their ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster service, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership.)

October 15 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Casten builds up war chest of more than $1.4 million in advance of GOP challenge from Jeanne Ives – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-sean-casten-congressional-fundraising-20191015-xncrdflmlbgbld2fp4qg7jy6o4-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Federal Election Commission campaign reports showed Ives, who announced her candidacy in mid-July, raised $340,298 through September. After spending $117,500, she said she had about $222,796 on hand. Among Ives’ contributors was conservative megadonor Richard Uihlein, who gave her the maximum $5,600 for the primary and general election. Uihlein, the Lake Forest businessman who owns Uline packing materials company, was by far the biggest donor to Ives’ campaign in advance of her near upset of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in last year’s GOP primary, giving her $2.5 million of the $4.2 million she raised. Ives’ campaign also received donations from two conservative organizations, reporting $5,000 from the House Freedom Fund and $2,500 from the Susan B. Anthony candidate fund. . .In dropping out of the contest, Sanguinetti alluded to problems fundraising, which was backed up by her report with the FEC. She raised only $39,318 from July through September and had only $36,539 in cash on hand to start this month. Last week, Gordon “Jay” Kinzler, a transplant surgeon from Glen Ellyn who has unsuccessfully sought other offices previously, announced he also would run in the Republican primary for Casten’s seat.)
— With nearly $1.2 million in the bank, U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood has a healthy fundraising lead over potential Republican challengers – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lauren-underwood-congressional-fundraising-20191016-7l22xq5e6bcntnsfsdrqkrlbuu-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The top fundraiser among Republicans trying to win the right to challenge Underwood in November 2020 was state Sen. Jim Oberweis of Sugar Grove. Oberweis, unsuccessful in previous bids for Congress and the U.S. Senate, raised $329,493 and reported $551,578 in cash on hand. Oberweis, a dairy magnate and financial investor, loaned his campaign $200,000 of the cash he raised from July through September. He now has made a total of $400,000 in loans to his congressional bid.)
— At Democratic debate in Ohio, candidates agree on something: impeaching President Donald Trump – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-nw-democrats-debate-ohio-20191015-cc7jlwgqrja2vkgstmhmk4linm-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Lake Forest bans recreational marijuana sales in city limits – DANIEL I. DORFMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-forest/ct-lfr-lake-forest-marijuana-ban-tl-1017-20191013-2rgc4yuj3zdcrhikhqqtnmobue-story.html
— Former Winnetka-Northfield library employees launch online petition demanding ouster of director after 90 employees resigned or terminated over past six years – KAREN ANN CULLOTTA (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO’s Chicago office for over 18 years 1980-1997, those who resigned or retired early were overwhelmingly Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/winnetka/ct-wtk-winnetka-northfield-library-petition-targets-director-tl-1017-20191015-v2gdfcqelrhs5nuhv4lgek5siu-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Lincolnwood gets its first CBD store; owners say they want to promote wellness – LISA CISNEROS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lincolnwood/ct-lwr-cbd-store-tl-1017-20191015-wdxo2l7a75g2dge7572kad2hfe-story.html
— Primary challenger Marie Newman outraises Rep. Dan Lipinski by nearly 2 to 1 in last quarter – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-dan-lipinski-marie-newman-congressional-fundraising-20191016-6piyvox73fdkhfq2qq6suedoka-story.html
— Democracy for CTU, but not for you: Chicago taxpayers should have a voice in costly union contracts – AUSTIN BERG AND ED BACHRACH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-voters-union-city-contracts-20191016-20191015-adnsagwjsvafbk3ij7deyyi3cq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Billionaire Gov. Pritzker made $5.5 million in taxable income last year Even so, Pritzker — as an heir to the Hyatt hotel fortune — is No. 250 on this year’s Forbes 400 list with a net worth of $3.4 billion – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/15/20916175/jb-pritzker-tax-returns-2018-income-1040
— Hey, what’s wrong with a little political corruption if ‘nothing done was illegal’? Chicago is crooked. Illinois is crooked. Washington D.C. is full of crooks. As our founding fathers knew, everyone is always trying to help themselves, their family and friends. – Phil Kadner
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/10/15/20915489/phil-kadner-political-corruption-quid-pro-quo-donald-trump-joe-biden-ukraine-danny-solis-ed-burke

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: St. Charles aldermen back zoning for recreational marijuana sales – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191015/st-charles-aldermen-back-zoning-for-recreational-marijuana-sales
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot in Schaumburg.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191015/all-kinds-interested-in-lessons-of-the-pot-business-at-schaumburg-cannabis-summit
— Haymarket DuPage ‘will make Itasca … a better and safer place,’ says letter to Itasca residents – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs promote addiction to booze, gambling, pot, and other vices.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191015/haymarket-dupage-will-make-itasca–a-better-and-safer-place-says-letter-to-itasca-residents
— Experts say Illinois’ 2020 ballots will be safe but warn of ‘antiquated equipment,’ false information – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191015/experts-say-illinois-2020-ballots-will-be-safe-but-warn-of-antiquated-equipment-false-information
— A newspaper accused the president’s family of profiting from a foreign deal. The president sued. – Ronald G. Shafer
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191015/a-newspaper-accused-the-presidents-family-of-profiting-from-a-foreign-deal-the-president-sued
— Carol Stream’s first property tax in decades would raise $3.8M – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191015/carol-streams-first-property-tax-in-decades-would-raise-38m
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ promoters promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20191014/chicago-lgbt-hall-of-fame-kicks-off-30th-year–calls-for-2019-nominees-announces-induction-ceremony

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois pot firm gets $29 million to expand cultivation The money from a Las Vegas firm will allow Revolution Global to expand its current 75,000-square-foot medical marijuana cultivation facility about 40 miles west of Bloomington. – SARAH ZIMMERMAN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/illinois-pot-firm-gets-29-million-expand-cultivation

NBC5
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Could Chicagoans Soon See Pot Sold On Magnificent Mile?
https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/will-chicagoans-see-pot-sold-on-magnificent-mile-563171342.html
— Pritzker’s Report $6 Million in Income, Release Partial Tax Returns
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/pritzkers-report-6-million-in-income-release-partial-tax-returns-563166741.html

WGN TV
— Judge in Chicago latest to block Trump green cards policy – AP
https://wgntv.com/2019/10/15/judge-in-chicago-latest-to-block-trump-green-cards-policy/

BEYOND THE BELTWAY
— SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13th with Doug Ibendahl
http://beyondthebeltway.com/

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: City of Peoria to allow the sales of recreational pot – Andy Kravetz
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20191015/city-of-peoria-to-allow-sales-of-recreational-pot
— Illinois needs young adults to put down roots – BGA
https://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20191015/bga-illinois-needs-young-adults-to-put-down-roots

WGLT
— DISGUSTING TRAGIC: Seed Money: Delavan Cannabis Cultivation Facility Doubles Capacity With $28M Investment – TIM SHELLEY 
https://www.wglt.org/post/seed-money-delavan-cannabis-cultivation-facility-doubles-capacity-28m-investment#stream/0

MOKENA PATCH
— OUTSTANDING: Mokena Prohibits Recreational Cannabis Sales The village board unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the sale of recreational cannabis in the village of Mokena. – Andrea Earnest
https://patch.com/illinois/mokena/mokena-prohibits-sale-recreational-cannabis

CENTER SQUARE
— Local officials still have questions about recreational cannabis with three months before new law takes effect – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/local-officials-still-have-questions-about-recreational-cannabis-with-three/article_b0c216ba-ef77-11e9-ab18-ffa2dafc0361.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Record 32 million Hispanics ready to vote, the largest minority in 2020 – Paul Bedard (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at Hispanics 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.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/record-32-million-hispanics-ready-to-vote-largest-minority-in-2020
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Army bases in states with recreational marijuana see major uptick in soldiers testing positive for THC – Madison Dibble
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/army-bases-in-states-with-recreational-marijuana-see-major-uptick-in-soldiers-testing-positive-for-thc

AMERICAN THINKER
— All the World’s a Stage for Left-wing Activism – Christopher Chantrill
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/all_the_worlds_a_stage_for_leftwing_activism.html

BREITBART
— Ann Coulter: Elizabeth Warren Will Ditch Economic Populism and ‘Be Pedal to the Metal on Transgenders’ if Elected – Hannah Bleau
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/15/ann-coulter-elizabeth-warren-will-ditch-economic-populism-and-be-pedal-to-the-metal-on-transgenders-if-elected/

CNS NEWS
— Warren: Transgenders, People with HIV Should Be Allowed to Serve in the Military – Melanie Arter 
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-arter/warren-would-overturn-ban-transgenders-serving-military-day-one

DAILY CALLER
— Joe Walsh Raised Less Than $130,000 In Primary Effort Against Trump – ANDREW KERR
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/15/joe-walsh-fec-campaign-funding/

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Elton John Defends George W Bush, Ellen Degeneres’ Sitting Together At Cowboys Game – Madison Summers (DIERSEN: Bush rejects many planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://ijr.com/elton-john-calls-people-come-together-bush-degeneres/

ABC NEWS
— Trump critic George Conway, Kellyanne Conway’s husband, donates $5,600 to Trump GOP challenger Joe Walsh – SOO RIN KIM and KENDALL KARSON
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-critic-george-conway-kellyanne-conways-husband-donates/story?id=66298242

SACRAMENTO BEE
— Driving while stoned? Marijuana breathalyzers expected to hit the street in 2020 – JIM GUY
https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/california-weed/article234714067.html