— JULY 4, 2016 FLASHBACK: Politicking at Independence Day parades (DIERSEN: Republicans who participated in Wheaton’s outstanding 2016 Independence Day Parade included: U.S. Senator Mark Kirk; Governor Bruce Rauner, First Lady Diana Rauner, and Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti; State Senator Mike Connelly and State Representative Jeanne Ives; State Representative Peter Breen; DuPage County Board candidate Tim Elliott, DuPage County Board members Grant Eckhoff and Amy Grant, and DuPage County Forest Preserve Commissioner Tim Whelan; and the Milton Township Republican Organization. Please thank those who helped promote/sponsor the parade and the fireworks: Bob Berlin, Peter Breen, Liam Brennan, Fred Bucholz, Mike Connelly, Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, Gwen Henry, Jeanne Ives, Richard Jorgensen, Chris Kachiroubas, Mark Kirk, Brian Krajewski, Bob Lyon, Deanne Mazzochi, James Mendrick, Chris Nybo, Peter Roskam, Darlene Ruscitti, Phil Suess, Tim Whelan, and Jim Zay. SEE: https://gopillinois.com/uncategorized/july-4-evening-edition/ )
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In Republican-rich Wheaton, one guy yelled at Governor Bruce Rauner to balance the state’s budget. “Balance the budget! Balance the budget!” yelled Buzz Ruttenberg at the governor. “I blame everyone, but he is the leader and when the ship is sinking you look to the captain,” said Ruttenberg when asked who he blamed for the Illinois budget crisis. ABC7 Eyewitness News spoke with a Wheaton resident Kahty Corniels who was trying to deliver a message to the governor via a sign saying, “No budget; no votes.” “I think he saw it. I don’t think he wants to make eye contact with me,” said Corniels. “I’m just tired of it. These are adults. We elected them and they can’t even make a decision on how to run the state.” The governor wasn’t much into straying from the script today. “Do you hear from people as you march about what’s going on in Springfield about the budget?” ABC7 Eyewitness News reporter Ben Bradley asked the governor. “No, today we celebrate the independence of America,” said Rauner. Nationally, Hillary Clinton had several supporters marching in Wheaton’s parade, but next to no one showed up on Donald Trump’s behalf, despite the fact the county is overwhelmingly Republican. Then again, the state’s GOP senator has said he won’t vote for Trump. “You were the first to come out and say Trump is unfit. Does that mean you’re voting for Hillary Clinton?” Bradley asked Illinois Republican Sen. Mark Kirk. “No, David Petraeus is who I’d like to write-in. I think he’s better qualified. We need someone who will be the best commander-in-chief we’ve ever had,” said Sen. Kirk.)
— 2nd Drag March for Change Chicago planned for Sunday – Will Jones (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote BLM and LGBTQ.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: After the murder of George Floyd last year Jo MaMa organized the Drag March for Change. “I was just like let’s do this. Let’s get all my drag brothers and sisters together and try to make a change,” they said. The march brought thousands of people together on the North Side in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. MaMa is now organizing another march Sunday afternoon beginning at Belmont and Halsted. “We are still being shot down in the streets. We are still being treated as second class citizens and now people are paying attention. There really seems to be hope,” they said. This year organizers are pushing for cutting the Chicago Police Department budget and investing more in social services and community programs. They also want uniformed police officers banned at Pride festivities. Organizers said it’s important for members of the LGBTQI+ community to speak up about racial injustices. “We have always been the trailblazers. We have always been the front runners. We are the ones that shake things up and make the change. We are also extremely creative,” MaMa said. Tatyana Chante, who is one the Drag March for Change organizers, said that bringing about change takes time. “I’m hoping that people realize last year wasn’t just a one off, one and done,” he said. “This is a continuation. This is going to take work.” MaMa said drag is not required for the march and all allies are welcome to participate.)
— Large Gatherings Have Been Creating Chaos In Some South, West Side Neighborhoods With One Involving Twerking On A Police Car — And Residents Want It To Stop – Suzanne Le Mignot
— Democrats plow fertile political ground in secretary of state race, but still face ‘long row to hoe’. Former state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias has important early leads in endorsements and fundraising in the secretary of state’s race. Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia has also won crucial endorsements. But observers agree the race remains anyone’s game. – Rachel Hinton
— Fourth of July fireworks will be back in Elgin, but no parade this year – Rick West (SEE: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/do-july-4th-festivities-make-you-republican/ and https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/04/24/dracut-bars-local-republicans-from-marching-in-memorial-day-parade/ and https://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2011/06/30/harvard-july-4th-parades-are-right-wing )
— With Jesse White retiring, field for Illinois secretary of state race growing – BRENDEN MOORE
DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
IOWA STATE DAILY
— Reynolds signs bill to restrict divisive concepts from diversity training, school curriculum – Kate Kealey
— DuPage County struggles to get people of color vaccinated against COVID-19 – Megann Horstead
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want to abolish standardized testing. What tests have you passed? The tests that I have passed include a) the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old, b) the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, c) all the tests necessary to earn a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, d) all the tests necessary to earn a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, e) all the tests necessary to earn an MBA from Loyola in 1976, f) all the tests necessary to earn a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, g) the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970, and h) the Post Office employment examination in 1966.)
ILLINOIS NEWS TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Eve-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
— How the Mighty Have Fallen: Princeton Drops Standards in Name of ‘Equity’ – Jarrett Stepman (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, standards are dropped to advance Democrats who are minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
— Barbara Comstock: GOP Will Pass the Trump ‘Kidney Stone’ Soon – He’s ‘Not Going to Be the Future of Anything’- Pam Key
— Glenn Beck rips into Obama: YOU planted America’s Marxist seeds. ‘Mr. Obama, you lied.’
— Antigun Advocacy Group Tries To Rewrite Current History Of Gun Buyers
— Leo Terrell Says Obama Is ‘The Last Person On Earth Who Should Be Promoting Critical Race Theory’ – MELANIE WILCOX
— ‘Terrifying And Destructive’: Republican Rep. Sends Letter To West Point Demanding They Stop Teaching Critical Race Theory – OLIVIA INGRASSIA
— Biden’s Pick To Oversee Diversity Training Is A Big Fan Of Critical Race Theory – BRADLEY DEVLIN (DIERSEN: How many people do you know who have taken lots of diversity training? The Democrats who run the federal government require all their employees to take lots of diversity training. I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years. I should write a book about all the diversity training that I took. That training hinted/implied/argued/shouted that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should gotten rid of once and for all. That helps explain why federal employees who are Democrat do not want to work for, work with, or supervise federal employees who are Republican. Virtually all federal employees are Democrats.)
— Iowa Bans Critical Race Theory: Schools Should ‘Promote Learning, Not Discriminatory Indoctrination’ – Tim Pearce
— West Point Leaders Face Pressure To Stop Teaching Racism To Cadets – Jordan Davidson
— This Isn’t Your Father’s Left-Wing Revolution – VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
— Democrats Enlist Obama to Defend Critical Race Theory. “Lo and behold, the single most important issue to them apparently right now is Critical Race Theory. Who knew that was the threat to our Republic?” – Mike LaChance
— GOP blocks Biden nominee for past support of critical race theory and radical abortion policies. Kiran Ahuja’s nomination will now be debated on the Senate floor, as Republican senators expressed serious concerns over past remarks and behavior. – Brendan Boucher
— Tucker Carlson interviews former Google employee who was fired after questioning woke training programs
— Parent who grew up in Mao’s China says it’s happening in America now. “The Communist regime uses the same ‘critical theory’ to divide people, the only difference is that they use class instead of race.” – Nick Monroe (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs are extremely divisive. They a) divide minorities against Republicans who are White, b) divide females against Republicans who are male, c) divide younger people against Republicans who are older, d) divide veterans against Republicans who are not veterans, e) divide moderates and liberals against Republicans who are conservative, f) divide non-married people against Republicans who are married, g) divide LGBTQers against Republicans who are heterosexual, h) divide those who have less money against Republicans who have more money, i) divide renters against Republicans who are homeowners, j) divide non-Christians against Republicans who are Christian, k) divide non-Protestants against Republicans who are Protestant, l) divide non-Italian Americans against Republicans who are Italian American, m) divide non-German Americans against Republicans who are German American, n) divide those who have major health problems against Republicans who do not have major health problems, o) divide those who have dependents against Republicans who do not have dependents, p) divide those who own dogs against Republicans who do not own dogs, q) divide non-patriotic people from Republicans who are patriotic, r) divide those who are in America illegally against Republicans, and s) divide those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against Republicans whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Chuck Grassley to DOJ: Explain Discrepancy In Application Of Law For BLM/Antifa vs. Capitol Rioters
— Parents Are Pushing Back Against Critical Race Theory – Charlotte Allen
— Biden Should Make China Pay – Betsy McCaughey
— Stretching to blame Trump for hate crimes – Larry Elder
— Asheville commits $2.1M for reparations (DIERSEN: According to your critics/opponents, how much reparations should you pay and why? According to my critics/opponents, I should pay lots of reparations because I am White, male, old (born in 1948), non-veteran, heterosexual, married, non-poor, no dependents, homeowner, multiple vehicle owner, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, gun owner, baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, 100% German American, federal employee for almost 30 years, federal retiree for almost 24 years, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats to use the Equality Act to promote LGBTQ. Ever-increasingly, promoting LGBTQ is the Democrat Party’s top priority.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame LGBTQ COVID problems on Republicans.
— Conservative group calls education equity work indoctrination – Kristine Goodrich
NEW YORK TIMES
— After Trump’s Social Media Ban, His Supporters Stepped Up – Davey Alba, Ella Koeze and Jacob Silver (DIERSEN: Who are my supporters? If my critics/opponents succeeded in stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, who would step up for me? One could ask who stepped up for me when Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs a) ended my helping Republicans sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parades and fireworks, b) ended my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, c) ended my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, d) ended my Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster service, e) ended my Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, f) ended my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership, and g) ended my GAO employment?)
— As Military Addresses Diversity, Republicans See Culture War Target The Pentagon’s leadership is taking steps to promote inclusion in the military, prompting a political backlash.- Jennifer Steinhauer (DIERSEN: Democrats use Diversity to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who soldiers, are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Yale speaker says comment about killing White people was meant to spark deeper talk about race – Lateshia Beachum
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage Asian Americans to hate Republicans.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want employers to give their LGBTQ employees even more preference.
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Fed’s Duty Is to the Economy, Not ‘Equity’ Central banks are risking their independence by wading into social agendas outside their purview. – Michael T. Belongia and Peter N. Ireland (DIERSEN: To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group.)
— Woke K-12 Education Goes to Court. Parents and students sue the schools in Loudoun County, Va. – Editorial
— The Deadly Results of Defunding the Police. Makhi Buckly, 19, my colleague’s grandson, became a casualty on Memorial Day. – Robert L. Woodson Sr.
— Not everyone is on board after Ocean Springs mayor signs LGBTQ Pride Month proclamation – ISABELLE TAFT (DIERSEN: To give preference to LGBTQers is to discriminate against Republicans.)
— Fallon merchants sponsor Fourth of July parade – Steve Ranson
PAHRUMP VALLEY TIMES
— Holiday Task Force taking over Pahrump’s July 4th parade – Robin Hebrock
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrat teachers promote LGBTQ.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQ-promoters promote hatred against Republicans.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQers crow about their success in taking over sports.