October 22 Evening Edition

FOX32

— Nearly half of Chicago voters oppose 2nd term for Lightfoot, poll shows – Mike Flannery
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/nearly-half-of-chicago-voters-oppose-2nd-term-for-lightfoot-poll-shows
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/993001
— US budget deficit reaches $2.77 trillion in 2021, its 2nd highest ever – Martin Crutsinger
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/us-budget-deficit-reaches-2-77-trillion-in-2021-its-2nd-highest-ever

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago gained Latino and lost Black residents in 2020 census. Latino aldermen want new City Council ward map to reflect population shift. – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-latino-city-council-ward-map-20211022-msl4w723gff4bcwlyy44kk7m34-story.html
— School district and law enforcement officials tell parents to talk to their kids about ramifications of making school threats – RAFAEL GUERRERO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-aurora-schools-threat-message-st-1022-20211021-jsmwi6irqfh27krjzbzn7y2g2u-story.html
— Here’s the dirty secret of targeted ads on social media. Most people don’t want them. – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-apple-facebook-privacysnapchat-20211022-ygi2aewtdncitoazazxzeyf26m-story.html
— COVID-19 vaccination rate lags on East Side of Aurora – MEGAN JONES
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-kane-county-covid-update-st-1025-20211022-25qoynrhtffftinkkmzckq7nqq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/10/21/22738244/chicago-illinois-immigration-health-academy-covid-pandemic-covid19

DAILY HERALD
— Hart, DiCianni raising big money in the race to succeed DuPage County chairman – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20211022/hart-dicianni-raising-big-money-in-the-race-to-succeed-dupage-county-chairman

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage minorities to hate Republicans.
https://pantagraph.com/news/biden-pushes-for-racial-justice-at-mlk-memorial/video_4f5ffa75-34cf-5182-ac72-55ea3c78d4af.html
— Major action expected in veto session’s second week
https://pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/capitol-recap-major-action-expected-in-veto-sessions-second-week/article_d6ba5804-f45f-5eb3-b0df-b236078b19c4.html

BREAKTHROUGH IDEAS
— 1,343 DuPage County Voters Moved, but Still Voted in DuPage County Ives reveals first results of investigation into DuPage County Election Results
https://mailchi.mp/11a29b3273c4/1343-dupage-county-voters-moved-but-still-voted-in-dupage-county

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— KINZINGER CONDEMNS TRUMP ASSOCIATE STEVE BANNON
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/10/kinzinger-offers-resolution-condemning-trump-associate-steve-bannon.html
— BOST DISCUSSES DEMS’ REMOVAL OF HYDE AMENDMENT IN LATEST FEDERAL SPENDING SPREE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/10/bost-discusses-dems-removal-of-hyde-amendment-in-latest-federal-spending-spress.html

CAPITOL FAX
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/10/22/covid-19-roundup-119/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden admin doubles estimate of Americans left behind in Afghanistan – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/oct/22/biden-admin-now-says-300-americans-remain-afghanis/

FOX NEWS
— Bill Bennett on ‘America’s Newsroom’: Joe Biden has become a ‘toy totalitarian’ Bennett said issues of American freedom are at stake on education, vaccine mandates
https://www.foxnews.com/media/bill-bennett-biden-toy-totalitarian-crt-vaccine-mandates

GOPUSA
— Biden: Cops, First Responders, Should Be Fired For Not Getting The Vaccine; Mocks ‘Freedom’ As A Defense
https://www.gopusa.com/biden-cops-first-responders-should-be-fired-for-not-getting-the-vaccine-mocks-freedom-as-a-defense/

DAILY WIRE
— Sen. Rick Scott: Mayorkas Lied To The American People About Illegals, Should Resign – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/sen-rick-scott-mayorkas-lied-to-the-american-people-about-illegals-should-resign
— Putin Warns Wokeness Is Destroying The West: It Happened In Russia, It’s Evil, It Destroys Values – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/putin-warns-wokeness-is-destroying-the-west-it-happened-in-russia-its-evil-it-destroys-values

FEDERALIST
— Big Tech Insists They’re Protecting Americans From China While Importing Chinese-Style Social Controls – Mike Lee
https://thefederalist.com/2021/10/22/big-tech-insists-theyre-protecting-americans-from-china-while-importing-chinese-style-social-controls/

NEW AMERICAN
— 60K Illegals Massing at Border. Hope to Invade Before Biden Reinstates “Remain in Mexico” – R. Cort Kirkwood
https://thenewamerican.com/report-60k-illegals-massing-at-border-hope-to-invade-before-biden-reinstates-remain-in-mexico/

CONVERSATION
— Trump wants the National Archives to keep his papers away from investigators – post-Watergate laws and executive orders may not let him
https://theconversation.com/trump-wants-the-national-archives-to-keep-his-papers-away-from-investigators-post-watergate-laws-and-executive-orders-may-not-let-him-169871

COLLEGE FIX
— Sanctioned flag vandal still controls $1 million in student organization funds – MATT LAMB
https://www.thecollegefix.com/sanctioned-flag-vandal-still-controls-1-million-in-student-organization-funds/

NBC NEWS
— Trump’s new social media company says users won’t be censored — unless they disrespect the site. The terms of service for Truth Social state that users cannot “disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site.” – Allan Smith
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-s-new-social-platform-welcomes-free-speech-unless-you-n1282051
— COMMENT: Democrats use actions by a “very limited” number of students in Anna-Jonesboro Community High School in Anna, Illinois to promote hatred against those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/illinois-high-schoolers-survey-queers-use-bathroom-normal-people-rcna3582

NEW YORK TIMES
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/22/us/politics/border-crossings-immigration-record-high.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Inside Facebook, Jan. 6 violence fueled anger, regret over missed warning signs A trove of internal documents turned over to the SEC provides new details of the social media platform’s role in fomenting the storming of the U.S. Capitol – Craig Timberg, Elizabeth Dwoskin and Reed Albergotti
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/10/22/jan-6-capitol-riot-facebook/

NEW YORK POST
— Kamala Harris still has no plans to visit border as feds confirm 1.7M illegals arrested – Samuel Chamberlain
https://nypost.com/2021/10/22/kamala-harris-has-no-plans-to-visit-border-despite-1-7m-illegals-arrested/

USA TODAY
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Republicans for all the problems that LGBTQers have.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/10/22/lgbtq-people-reported-mental-distress-during-trump-presidency/8519102002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Border Patrol Makes About 1.66 Million Arrests at Southern Border in 2021 Fiscal Year. Number marks highest annual arrest total ever recorded. – Michelle Hackman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/border-patrol-makes-about-1-66-million-arrests-at-southern-border-in-2021-fiscal-year-11634932866
— Google Charges More than Twice Its Rivals in Ad Deals, Wins 80% of Its Own Auctions, Unredacted Suit Says. According to the suit by state attorneys general, one senior Google employee said the ‘’analogy would be if Goldman or Citibank owned the NYSE’ – Keach Hagey and Tripp Mickle
https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-charges-more-than-twice-its-rivals-in-ad-deals-wins-80-of-its-own-auctions-court-documents-say-11634912297
— Facebook Increasingly Suppresses Political Movements It Deems Dangerous. Reluctant to stifle viral content it helps amplify, the social-media giant is playing whack-a-mole with groups it believes are potentially harmful. – Jeff Horwitz and Justin Scheck
(COMMENT: I should write a book about those who did the most to suppress TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012 and Illinois Center Right Coalition 2003-2007.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-suppresses-political-movements-patriot-party-11634937358

BOSTON GLOBE
— In TV shows and films today, journalists are bad news – Don Aucoin
(COMMENT: I should write a book about those who have slandered me the most since 2000 for what I have done as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/10/21/arts/how-tv-shows-films-portray-journalists-today-is-bad-news/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: To many conservatives, the mainstream media are essentially an arm of the Democratic Party. To many progressives (who see Fox News as an arm of the GOP), reporters adhere to a misguided notion of “objectivity” whose on-the-one-hand-on-the-other-hand approach often obscures the truth about issues. So the news business is leaking support from both sides of the vessel, as it were. There’s no way to know how much any of that factors into the findings of a new Gallup poll on media credibility, but the numbers are dispiriting for anyone who understands that journalism is vital to the functioning of democracy. Gallup found that Americans’ trust in the media to “report the news fully, accurately and fairly” has dropped to 36 percent, the second-lowest on record. Breaking down that number, only 7 percent of respondents told Gallup they have “a great deal” of faith in the reporting done by newspapers, TV, and radio. The other 29 percent said they have “a fair amount” of trust.)

October 20 Morning Edition

ABC7

— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Chicago retail storefronts sit empty as the city, real estate brokers reimagine the industry – Jason Knowles and Ann Pistone
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shopping-michigan-avenue-stores-closed/11143319/

CBS2
— CPD Says 21 Officers Not Being Paid After Defying City’s COVID Vaccine Mandate; Illinois FOP Castigates Mayor Lightfoot After Reports That She’s Trying To Find Replacement Officers – Chris Tye
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/10/19/cpd-21-officers-not-paid-defying-vaccine-mandate/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— A look at those rumors about Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin seeking another political office. – DENISE CROSBY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-irvin-rumor-st-1020-20211019-rhjpr7ta7bez5p5nuarrrfrwf4-story.html
— Freedom of the press is vital, and fragile – ARTHUR I. CYR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-cyr-press-freedom-st-1023-20211020-ekvr4uviobcrpgiqyluasj2ksm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— The Illinois congressional remap: Inside story on internal Democratic wrangling. Meanwhile, Republicans Chris Christie and Mike Pompeo blasted the draft Democratic Illinois congressional map designed to elect 14 Democrats and 3 Republicans. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/10/19/22735780/illinois-congressional-remap-democrats-dccc-lauren-underwood-marie-newman-christie-pompeo

MCHENRY TIMES
— No new teachers in Harvard sign pledge on Oct. 18 to teach Critical Race Theory
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/609567914-no-new-teachers-in-harvard-sign-pledge-on-oct-18-to-teach-critical-race-theory

WSIL TV
— Abortion, COVID business grants discussed on Day 1 of IL veto sessions – Danny Valle
https://www.wsiltv.com/townnews/politics/abortion-covid-business-grants-discussed-on-day-1-of-il-veto-sessions/article_0eaee702-3130-11ec-b30a-7fc04fc3a745.html

WIREPOINTS
— ‘Breakthrough Deaths’ After Vaccination Are Not Rare, Recently Representing Over A Third Of Illinois Covid Deaths. We Are Now Reporting Weekly Data – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/breakthrough-infections-after-vaccination-are-not-rare-recently-representing-over-a-third-of-illinois-covid-deaths-we-are-now-reporting-weekly-data-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Ten Reasons to Remove your Children from Public Schools – Kristi Shaffer
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/ten-reasons-to-remove-your-children-from-public-schools/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— News media protects Biden once again – Jennifer Harper
(COMMENT: My critics/opponents not only demand that I protect them, they demand that I a) glorify and praise them, b) pander to them, c) serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or d) give them money. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on unsuccessful Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, and campaign volunteers. I would focus Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and Wheaton Park District. I would focus on leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. I would focus on those who focus on a) stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) stopping everyone from reading those newsletters. I would focus on those who succeeded in stopping me from raising funds from DuPage Republicans so that DuPage Republicans could help sponsor Wheaton’s 2021 Independence Day parade and fireworks. I would focus on those who I have sued.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/oct/19/inside-beltway-joe-biden-gets-protected-news-media/

FOX BUSINESS
— The middle class is getting creamed by inflation. – Larry Kudlow
https://www.foxbusiness.com/media/kudlow-middle-class-inflation
— Senate Minority Whip John Thune rips Dem proposal to expand IRS, snoop into bank accounts. Thune said proposal is ‘historic in terms of its sweep and invasion of people’s privacy’ – Jon Brown
(DIERSEN: I worked for IRS’s Collection Division for almost 9 years 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $85,935-$97,395/year. While I worked for GAO for almost 18 years 1980-1997, I worked on audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) for 3 years 1986-1988 at the GS-13 Step 1-3 Levels, currently $102,188-$109,001/year. In April of 1988, GAO issued a 49-page report on CID’s program to address unreported illegal source income. SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/ggd-88-61 In March of 1989, GAO issued a 32-page report on CID’s program to address unreported legal source income. SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/ggd-89-41 )
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/senate-minority-whip-rips-irs-snooping

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Southern border crisis is now in your community – Linda R. Killian
(COMMENT: So far, how many illegals have the following secretly brought to your county, county district, township, municipality, municipal district, and precinct: a) the leaders of the aforesaid, b) religious leaders, and c) employers?)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/10/the_southern_border_crisis_is_now_in_your_community.html

BREITBART
— Conservatives Vow to Fight Joe Biden’s IRS Spying on Americans – SEAN MORAN
(DIERSEN: I worked for IRS’s Collection Division for almost 9 years 1971-980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $85,935-$97,395/year. While I worked for GAO for almost 18 years 1980-1997, I worked on audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) for 3 years 1986-1988 at the GS-13 Step 1-3 Levels, currently $102,188-$109,001/year. In April of 1988, GAO issued a 49-page report on CID’s program to address unreported illegal source income. SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/ggd-88-61 In March of 1989, GAO issued a 32-page report on CID’s program to address unreported legal source income. SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/ggd-89-41 )
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/10/19/exclusive-conservatives-vow-to-fight-joe-bidens-irs-spying-on-americans/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Fired Teacher Sues School Board, Claims He Was Terminated for Conservative Political Activism – Virginia Allen
(COMMENT: RINOs a) reject the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform and b) promote patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. RINOs are overjoyed that my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old because I opposed political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination and I became an active member in a class action lawsuit in 1988 that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. I should write a book about the biggest RINOs in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/10/19/fired-teacher-sues-school-board-claims-he-was-terminated-for-conservative-political-activism/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Networks Skip Biden’s Secret Night Flights for Illegals – Nicholas Fondacaro
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2021/10/19/under-radar-nets-skip-bidens-secret-night-flights-illegals

TOWNHALL
— Democrats Still Embrace Their Slavemaster Roots – Paul Driessen
https://townhall.com/columnists/pauldriessen/2021/10/20/democrats-still-embrace-their-slavemaster-roots-n2597692

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Biden admin accused of flying underage migrants to cities and burbs in dead of night – Tom Tillison
(COMMENT: So far, how many illegals have the following secretly brought to your county, county district, township, municipality, municipal district, and precinct: a) the leaders of the aforesaid, b) religious leaders, and c) employers?)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/10/19/why-the-secrecy-biden-admin-accused-of-flying-underage-migrants-to-cities-and-burbs-in-dead-of-night-1150743/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Jason Whitlock: American Men Are Being Forced Into The Closet By A Bullying And Intolerant Left – Tim Hains
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/10/19/jason_whitlock_american_men_are_being_forced_into_the_closet_by_a_bullying_and_intolerant_left.html

CNN
— ACLU sues Oklahoma over law prohibiting critical race theory topics from being taught in schools – Madeline Holcombe
(COMMENT: Expect that ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will hint/imply/argue/shout that if you oppose the promotion of CRT, 1619, BLM, reparations, etc., you are White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/19/us/oklahoma-lawsuit-critical-race-theory/index.html

NBC NEWS
— As Trump’s grip on the GOP tightens, Washington Republicans shrug – Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Ben Kamisar and Benjy Sarlin
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/trump-s-grip-gop-tightens-washington-republicans-shrug-n1281958

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE: Trump’s Pentagon Chief Quashed Idea to Send 250,000 Troops to the Border – David E. Sanger, Michael D. Shear and Eric Schmitt
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/19/us/politics/trump-border.html
— Christian Schools Boom in a Revolt Against Curriculum and Pandemic Rules – Ruth Graham
(COMMENT: I should write a book about those who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted the most that I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all because my parents a) had me baptized, raised me, and had me confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran in 1962 and b) sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/19/us/christian-schools-growth.html
— Facebook will pay up to $14 million to settle claims it favored foreign workers. – David McCabe
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, employers make it clear that they prefer citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America, and especially citizens of foreign countries who are anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/19/technology/facebook-foreign-workers.html

WASHINGTON POST
— COMMENT: The more planks in the Republican Party platform that Republicans reject, the more that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs glorify and praise them.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/10/19/this-is-no-longer-colin-powells-republican-party-if-it-ever-was/

NEW YORK POST
— Anatomy of a progressive tyranny over parents that will shock you – Nate Hochman
(COMMENT: I should write a book about those who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted the most that I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all because my parents a) had me baptized, raised me, and had me confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran in 1962 and b) sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod.)
https://nypost.com/2021/10/19/a-progressive-tyranny-over-parents-that-will-shock-you/

USA TODAY
— End gerrymandering: Senate can safeguard democracy by outlawing partisan redistricting – Editorial
(COMMENT: In 2015, to get rid of me, hate-filled Diersen-hating DuPage County RINOs gerrymandered me into the same DuPage County Milton Township Wheaton precinct with Jeanne Ives. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/todaysdebate/2021/10/20/freedom-vote-senate-end-gerrymandering/8511027002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Board Diversity Push Reaps Results- Theo Francis and Emily Glazer
(COMMENT: How soon, if not already, will employers officially announce that they will no longer hire those who are the following and that they will get rid of their employees who are the following: Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, 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?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/newest-class-of-corporate-directors-is-the-most-diverse-yet-but-gains-are-uneven-11634644801
— Facebook Settles With U.S. Government Over Improperly Reserving Jobs for Immigrants. The social-media company faces more than $14 million in penalties tied to the federal probe – Meghan Bobrowsky
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, employers make it clear that they prefer citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America, and especially citizens of foreign countries who are anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-settles-with-u-s-government-over-improperly-reserving-jobs-for-immigrants-11634662305

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— COMMENT: The more planks in the Republican Party platform that Republicans reject, the more that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs glorify and praise them.
https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2021-10-19/trumps-response-to-powells-death-lays-bare-the-politics-of-mourning

NATION
— Poverty Can Happen to Anyone
(COMMENT: What did you do to avoid poverty? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. I took jobs that my critics/opponents would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.thenation.com/article/society/podcast-going-for-broke/

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE: 317 North Hale Street, Wheaton – $309,000
https://www.zillow.com/wheaton-il/X1-SS1apc9gppw622z_3o1g1_sse/4443203_zpid/

October 11 Morning Edition

ABC7

— Chicago shootings: At least 39 shot, 3 fatally, in weekend gun violence
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting-violence-shootings-gun/11110391/

WTTW
— How Chicago Can Stem the Tide of Black Population Loss – Erica Gunderson
https://news.wttw.com/2021/10/09/how-chicago-can-stem-tide-black-population-loss

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Jill Biden to visit Chicago this week to mark Hispanic Heritage Month Jill Biden will team up with U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, D-Ill., during her Tuesday and Wednesday visit. – Lynn Sweet
(COMMENT: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans. Democrats see Hispanics as being their soldiers in that war.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/10/10/22719875/jill-biden-visit-chicago-hispanic-heritage-month

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Officials clarify Joliet police chief firing, give ultimatum – ALICIA FABBRE
(COMMENT: In 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors hinted that they might let me work for another 6 years when I would then be eligible for regular retirement if I would happily agree to be constructively downgraded and a) happily agree to work for my Black subordinate or b) happily agree to be transferred to another audit group. I had been assigned to the group that audits federal financial industry regulators since 1990. I had earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT earlier in 1997. I had become a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-joliet-police-chief-asked-to-resign-20211009-d46ei3yzafcn5hpkr6iq562sta-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Ousted Joliet police Chief Dawn Malec was given the option to resign from city employment entirely or face firing after being removed from the top job Wednesday — a move she said she won’t make. In a letter, hand-delivered to Malec’s home hours after City Manager Jim Capparelli informed her she was out as chief, Capparelli clarified his earlier action, saying her termination was only for her role as police chief. The letter states that Malec has “not attained eligibility to retire on full pension, and therefore will be returned to (her) rank of lieutenant, effective immediately.” In the letter, Capparelli offered her the option of resigning from the department by 5 p.m. Friday. If not, he warned, she could be fired.)

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: DuPage County Board members at odds over redistricting as deadline looms – Katlyn Smith
(COMMENT: In 2015, Democrat plants and RINOs redrew my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton and put me in the same precinct with Jeanne Ives. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20211011/dupage-county-board-members-at-odds-over-redistricting-as-deadline-looms
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “I would like to see alternative maps using traditional redistricting parameters, taking out incumbency requirements,” Chavez wrote in an email. Zay said there are no incumbency requirements, but that officials try not to draw county board members and forest preserve commissioners out of their districts “if at all possible.” “But again, that wasn’t an objective of it,” Zay said. “Ours was to keep that deviation of the districts under 1% and to make communities contiguous and whole if we could, and that’s what we did.”)
— Suburban students to help state board with diversity, equity initiatives – Madhu Krishnamurthy
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, problems that students who are minority, female, LGBTQ, moderate, liberal, non-rich, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, in America illegally, and/or those have parents who have not been in America for a long time have are blamed on those who are White, male, heterosexual, conservative, non-poor, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, citizens of America, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20211011/suburban-students-to-help-state-board-with-diversity-equity-initiatives

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— State’s finances aren’t balanced; they’re teetering – Sheila Weinberg
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/guest-commentary/guest-commentary-states-finances-arent-balanced-theyre-teetering/article_ea886469-f705-5f3b-b7f0-54db236433b2.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Biden’s approval rating down to 38%, according to poll – ELISSA SALAMY
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/bidens-approval-rating-down-to-38-according-to-poll

NPR ILLINOIS
— As the GOP prepares for midterms, they welcome Trump with open arms
https://www.nprillinois.org/2021-10-11/as-the-gop-prepares-for-midterms-they-welcome-trump-with-open-arms

CHICAGO NOW
— They came for me, now will they come for thee? Democrat senators and Eric Zorn get nailed by wokesters. – Dennis Byrne
https://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2021/10/they-came-for-me-now-will-they-come-for-thee/

JONATHAN TURLEY
— Chicago Journalist, Eric Zorn, Cancels Appearance With Blistering Response to DePaul’s Student Editors and Faculty Advisors
https://jonathanturley.org/2021/10/09/chicago-journalist-cancels-appearance-with-blistering-response-to-depauls-student-editors-and-faculty-advisor/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS’ WORST-IN-THE-NATION PENSION CRISIS EXPLAINED
(COMMENT: If my Democrat GAO superiors had not forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old and I was still working for GAO, a) the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) would not have paid me $1,316,736 in today’s dollars and b) I would have paid into the CSRS $223,180 in today’s dollars.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/10/illinois-worst-in-the-nation-pension-crisis-explained.html
— RESTRICTED: HOW BIG TECH IS TAKING AWAY YOUR FREEDOM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/10/restricted-how-big-tech-is-taking-away-your-freedom.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democratic Party now going ‘off the deep end’ – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/oct/10/inside-beltway-democratic-party-now-deep-end/
— Revolt of the masses: The left has overplayed its hand – Robert Knight
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/oct/10/revolt-of-the-masses-the-left-has-overplayed-its-h/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Columbus changed to world forever, and for the better – Sloan Oliver
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/10/columbus_changed_to_world_forever_and_for_the_better.html
— On Indigenous Peoples’ Day Remember the Indigenous Europeans That Were Conquered and Enslaved by Other Races – Christopher Skeet
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/10/on_indigenous_peoples_day_remember_the_indigenous_europeans_that_were_conquered_and_enslaved_by_other_races_.html
— Why Columbus Day is Worth Defending – Scott S. Powell
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/10/why_columbus_day_is_worth_defending_.html
— America is Being Sabotaged: Destruction of Prosperity and Freedom is on the Horizon – E. Jeffrey Ludwig
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/10/america_is_being_sabotaged_destruction_of_prosperity_and_freedom_is_on_the_horizon.html
— Premature Premonitions of Civil War? – William Sullivan
(COMMENT: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans. Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs have joined the Democrats. Their soldiers of the Democrat army are overwhelmingly Trump-haters, minorities, females, younger people, LGBTQers, non-married, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, moderates, liberals, those who are in America illegally, those who have financial problems, those who have health problems, drinkers, gamblers, stoners, and criminals. The aforesaid want government to take everything away from Republicans and to give it all to the aforesaid.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/10/premature_premonitions_of_civil_war.html
— Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson refuses to back down before the LGBTQ crowd – Andrea Widburg
(COMMENT: How strong is the LGBTQ crowd in your municipality, in your township, and in your county? This year, the LGBTQ crowd, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County stopped Republicans from helping sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parade and fireworks.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/10/lt_gov_mark_robinson_refuses_to_back_down_before_the_lgbtq_crowd.html
— Columbus wasn’t the first to discover America – Mark C. Ross
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/10/columbus_wasnt_the_first_to_discover_america.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Parents Aren’t Domestic Terrorists Instead of the Patriot Act, we need a peace treaty. – Mary Miller
https://amgreatness.com/2021/10/10/parents-arent-domestic-terrorists/
— The Left Got What It Wanted—So Now What? – Victor Davis Hanson
(COMMENT: As Democrat strength increases, expect that more and more and more laws will be enacted to get rid of individuals, organizations, and companies, and governments that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://amgreatness.com/2021/10/10/the-left-got-what-it-wanted-so-now-what/

BREITBART
— Democrats: ‘Morally Reprehensible’ if Kamala Harris Does Not Ram Through Amnesty for Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/10/10/house-democrats-kamala-harris-amnesty/

BLAZE
— Military drops hammer on Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, announces six charges over criticism of commanders – CHRIS ENLOE
(COMMENT: Because I complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination and because I became an active member of a class action lawsuit that charged my GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation in 1988 when I was 40 years old, they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,361 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/stuart-scheller-military-charges

DAILY CALLER
— ‘It Looks Like The Third World’: New York City Drug Stores Ravaged By Shop Lifters – SHAKHZOD YULDOSHBOEV
https://dailycaller.com/2021/10/10/new-york-city-drug-stores-shop-lifters-bail-reform-law/

TOWNHALL
— Mass Flight Cancellations After Federal Workers Protest Biden’s Vaccine Mandate – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2021/10/10/airline-walkout-n2597223
— Woke Retail? Newsom Signs Bill Requiring Gender-Neutral Toy Aisles for Large Retailers in California – Landon Mion
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/landonmion/2021/10/10/woke-retail-newsom-signs-bill-requiring-genderneutral-toy-aisles-for-large-retailers-in-california-n2597233
— Happy Columbus Day, My Fellow Indigenous People – Derek Hunter
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2021/10/11/happy-columbus-day-my-fellow-indigenous-people-n2597221
— Why Columbus Day Is Worth Defending and Celebrating – Scott Powel
https://townhall.com/columnists/scottpowell/2021/10/11/why-columbus-day-is-worth-defending-and-celebrating-n2597107
— Poll: How Many Americans Blame Social Media for the Spread of ‘Misinformation?’ – Madeline Leesman
(COMMENT: I should write a book about those who have accused me the most of spreading misinformation with my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who never took any action against those who wrote articles in the newsletters that they do not like.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/madelineleesman/2021/10/09/poll-how-many-americans-blame-social-media-for-the-spread-of-misinformation-n2597158

PJ MEDIA
— Southwest Cancels 1,800 Flights. Is There a ‘Sickout’ Over the Vaccine Mandate? – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/10/10/southwest-cancels-1800-flights-is-there-a-sickout-over-the-vaccine-mandate-n1522911
— State of the Nation: The Explosive Growth of Concealed-Carry Permits – LINCOLN BROWN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/lincolnbrown/2021/10/10/state-of-the-nation-the-explosive-growth-of-concealed-carry-permits-n1522916

POST MILLENNIAL
— Colorado State University threatens to arrest unvaccinated students – Katie Daviscourt
https://thepostmillennial.com/colorado-state-university-threatens-to-arrest-unvaccinated-students
— Governor Gavin Newsom mandates gender-neutral toy aisles. Under the state law, stores effected must designate an area of the children’s toy aisle “gender-neutral” regardless if those items are traditionally sold for girls or boys, like barbies and hotwheels. – Katie Daviscourt
https://thepostmillennial.com/gavin-newsom-mandates-gender-neutral-store-aisles
— YouTube permanently bans Republican Washington state congressional candidate Joe Kent. Joe Kent, a retired Green Beret and Gold Star husband, is running as a Republican with hopes to unseat Republican incumbent Jamie Herrera Beutler in the upcoming 2022 election. Herrera Beutler, voted to impeach former President Donald Trump and frequently votes alongside House Democrats. – Katie Daviscourt
https://thepostmillennial.com/youtube-permanently-bans-joe-kent

NEWSMAX
— California Law Requires Gender-Neutral Area in Some Stores
https://www.newsmax.com/us/california-gender-neutral-stores/2021/10/09/id/1039841/
— Scalise Faults Welfare Programs for ‘Paying People Not to Work’ – Fran Beyer
(COMMENT: Constructively, since September of 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors have forced the Civil Service Retirement System to pay me $4,572/mo. or $1,316,736 so far in today’s dollars to not come to work so that my Black subordinate can have my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/scalise-welfare-jobs-infrastructure/2021/10/10/id/1039868/
— DHS Cancels More Border Wall Contracts as Crossings Surge – Brian Freeman
(COMMENT: Soon, the Democrats and RINOs will have enough illegals in America to replace each and every Republican with an illegal.)
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/dhs-border-wall-illegal-immigration/2021/10/10/id/1039906/
— McCarthy: Dems Don’t Want to Pay Off Debt, Only Want to Spend More – Fran Beyer
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/kevin-mccarthy-debt-ceiling/2021/10/10/id/1039887/
— Rep. Kevin McCarthy Rails At Mask Mandates In Schools – Fran Beyer
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/mccarthy-maskmandates/2021/10/10/id/1039889/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Trump Iowa rally attendee says Americans are fed up with country’s direction: ‘I see civil war coming’ – Jon Dougherty
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/10/10/trump-iowa-rally-attendee-says-americans-are-fed-up-with-countrys-direction-i-see-civil-war-coming-1146724/
— 16-yr-old student refusing to wear mask arrested in Wyoming, high school placed into lock down – Robert Jonathan
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/10/10/16-yr-old-student-refusing-to-wear-mask-arrested-in-wyoming-high-school-placed-into-lock-down-1146852/

EPOCH TIMES
— Food Prices Hit Highest Level in a Decade – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/food-prices-hit-highest-level-in-a-decade_4040361.html

ABC NEWS
— Trump tightens Jan. 6 vise for GOP: “I never conceded,” the former president said over the weekend. – Rick Klein, Alisa Wiersema, and Quinn Scanlan
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-tightens-jan-vise-gop-note/story?id=80509393

NBC NEWS
— Chicago business leaders say rising crime threatens city’s economic future “If crime continues to increase, I think you’ll start to see the economic recovery stall,” a city alderman said. – Deon J. Hampton
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/chicago-business-leaders-say-rising-crime-threatens-citys-economic-fut-rcna2745

NEW YORK TIMES
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion and LGBTQ.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/10/opinion/trans-abortion-rights.html

NEW YORK POST
— AG Merrick Garland is at war with American families – Miranda Devine
https://nypost.com/2021/10/10/ag-merrick-garland-is-at-war-with-american-families-devine/

USA TODAY
— Liz Cheney, 9 other House Republicans voted to impeach Trump: Who do they face in 2022 midterms? – Rachel Looker
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/10/11/house-republicans-vote-impeach-trump-who-they-face-2022/5833206001/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill. Kinzinger responded to Gonzalez’s decision to not seek reelection in a video posted to Twitter. “Now the pundits and politicos are discussing whether this means that Trump won, so let me answer this question. Yes, as of now, Trump is winning,” he said. “Not because Anthony [Gonzalez] decided not to run, but because so many in the Republican party decided to stay silent.” Kinzinger said his GOP colleagues watched from the sidelines and lacked the courage to speak out following the events from Jan. 6. “The future of the party and politics in this country doesn’t rest on the 10 of us. It rests on the courage of the 180 others who have been silent so far. To my GOP colleagues, the time is now to speak up,” he added. Kinzinger, who represents northern Illinois, is one of two Republicans to serve on the bipartisan Jan. 6 committee to investigate the attack on the Capitol. In a New York Times guest essay, Kinzinger said he is on the commission to get answers to questions about misinformation campaigns, lies perpetuated by Trump and other leaders and investigate the motivations of those who stormed the Capitol. Kinzinger has been a consistent critic of Trump, most recently calling him a “snowflake” and “one of the weakest men I’ve ever seen” on CNN following the former president’s response to President George W. Bush’s 9/11 speech on violent extremism. Kinzinger has raised nearly $1.9 million for the 2021-2022 election cycle, according to OpenSecrets. However, Politico reported a new congressional map may eliminate Kinzinger’s district. That could leave Kinzinger with the option to face an incumbent in a different district. Despite reports the district may be eliminated, seven other Republican challengers have filed with the FEC to run for Kinzinger’s seat. One challenger, Catalina Lauf, is a former Department of Commerce advisor under Trump. She received the endorsement of Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., in July. Lauf unsuccessfully ran for a Congress seat in 2020. In a social media video announcing her campaign, Lauf called Kinzinger a “weak-kneed, establishment Republican who cares more about his next MSNBC appearance than the voters who elected him.” Lauf has raised over $350,000 for the 2021-2022 election cycle.)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Celebrate Columbus’s Achievements We should acknowledge his flaws, but his treatment by the left is reminiscent of communist propaganda. – Garry Kasparov
https://www.wsj.com/articles/columbus-achievements-history-explorers-objectivity-day-11633896366
— How to Keep the Job Search Moving Forward – Kathryn Dill and Patrick Thomas
(COMMENT: I should write a book about my job search after my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-keep-the-job-search-moving-forwardeven-if-recruiters-ignore-you-11633512601

October 3 Morning Edition

NBC5

— Illinois State Trooper’s Shooting Death on Expressway Ruled a Suicide
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-state-troopers-shooting-death-on-expressway-ruled-a-suicide/2627348/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: COMMENT: Democrats glorify and praise Jesse Jackson.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-reverend-jesse-jackson-80th-birthday-1008-20211003-csttluonwvarfgoro52w4zh5yi-htmlstory.html

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Supporting those who are speaking up – Alan Webber
(COMMENT: What should I say to my critics/opponents who stress that no one spoke in my defense when Wheaton and the Wheaton Park District stopped me this year from raising funds from Republicans so that Republicans could help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parade and fireworks like I have done since 2005? Since 2011, Republicans who have helped sponsor the parades and fireworks include Michael Barbier, Bob Berlin, Peter Breen, Liam Brennan, Fred Bucholz, Mike Burke, Joe Cantore, Roger Claar, Franco Coladipietro, Mike Connelly, Dan Cronin, Tom Cross, David Diersen, Kirk Dillard, Grant Eckhoff, Tim Elloitt, Sherry Falbo, Paul Fullerton, Bob Gibson, Amy Grant, Bob Grogan, Chris Heidorn, Gwen Henry, Paul Hinds, Babette Holder, Jeanne Ives, Robert Jacobsen, Richard Jorgensen, Chris Kachiroubas, Marty Keller, Bob Kleeman, Mark Kmiecik, Mark Kirk, Brian Krajewski, Bob Larsen, Robert Lyon, Jeff MacKay, Deanne Mazzochi, J.R. McBride, Paula McGowen, James Mendrick, John Millner, Dave Molitor, John Monino, Tom Mouhelis, Chris Nybo, Jim Oberweis, Debra Olson, Sandy Pihos, Karyn Romano, Peter Roskam, Darlene Ruscitti, Evelyn Sanguinetti, Phil Suess, Brian Telander, John Vires, Ann Celine Walsh, Tim Whelan, Kevin Wiley, Karen Wilson, John Zaruba, and Jim Zay.)
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/webber-supporting-those-who-are-speaking-up/article_cb0be248-2167-11ec-875a-3361d5a91381.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Researcher explains how girls are socialized to have limited political ambition
https://www.nprillinois.org/2021-10-02/researcher-explains-how-girls-are-socialized-to-have-limited-political-ambition

WASHINGTON TIMES
— National School Boards Association declares conservative parents to be domestic terrorists. Control the schools, and you control the future. – Everett Piper
(COMMENT: How many members of your school board are the following: anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/oct/2/national-school-boards-association-declares-conser/

FOX NEWS
— Democrat Tammy Duckworth hasn’t paid property tax on her Illinois home since 2015, report says. The U.S. senator takes advantage of a county tax break for disabled veterans that applies regardless of income, a report says. – Dom Calicchio
(COMMENT: How much real estate tax have you paid? My wife and I have real estate taxes in Wheaton since 1978 and in Naperville starting this year. I paid real estate taxes in Chicago 1974-1978 and in University Park 1972-1984. Neither my wife nor I have sent any children to any public school. My wife attended a Catholic grade school and high school. I attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrat-tammy-duckworth-property-tax-illinois-home-disabled-veteran-exemption

BREITBART
— Top UK University Tells Students to Accept ‘Personal Guilt’ Before Starting Course – VICTORIA FRIEDMAN
(COMMENT: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs, if you are a Republican, the more of the following that you are, the more guilty that you are: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/10/03/top-uk-university-tells-students-to-accept-personal-guilt-before-starting-course-report/

CHRISTIAN POST
— Why YouTube’s banning of anti-vaxxers is so ominous – Michael Brown
https://www.christianpost.com/voices/why-youtubes-banning-of-anti-vaxxers-is-so-ominous.html

PJ MEDIA
— Biden Sends Aides to Haiti Hoping to Head Off Another Big Surge of Illegals – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/10/02/biden-sends-aides-to-haiti-hoping-to-head-off-another-big-surge-of-illegals-n1521213

EPOCH TIMES
— ‘Really Troubling’: Public Defender on Being Fired for Speaking Out Against Critical Race Theory – Zachary Stieber and Jan Jekielek
(COMMENT: If I had not spoken out against political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old. I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/really-troubling-public-defender-on-being-fired-for-speaking-out-against-critical-race-theory_4027472.html
— More US Airlines Impose Vaccine Mandates: American, Alaska, JetBlue – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/more-us-airlines-impose-vaccine-mandates-american-alaska-jetblue_4028505.html
— To Comply, or Not to Comply: Virginia State Employee Chooses Termination Over Obedience – MATT MCGREGOR
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/to-comply-or-not-to-comply-virginia-state-employee-chooses-termination-over-obedience_4028360.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Whistle-Blower to Accuse Facebook of Contributing to Jan. 6 Riot, Memo Says. In an internal memo, Facebook defended itself and said that social media was not a primary cause of polarization. – Mike Isaac
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/02/technology/whistle-blower-facebook-memo.html
— COMMENT: How soon, if not already, will the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs who run your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America have enough votes to get rid of Republicans once and for all? Of course they will first get rid of Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? How soon, if not already, will the Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs who run your Republican township/ward and county party organizations and the Illinois Republican Party have enough votes to stop Republicans who are the following from becoming Precinct Committeemen: 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?
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/02/opinion/politics-constitution.html
— Cheer Up, Liberals. You Have the America You Wanted. – Ross Douthat
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that Republicans are, the more that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs hate them: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/02/opinion/liberal-politics.html

WASHINGTON POST
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs blame you for all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-veteran, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/how-critical-race-theory-became-a-political-target/2021/10/02/a98ed110-2370-11ec-a8d9-0827a2a4b915_story.html
— COMMENT: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Trump focused on defending and advancing the Republican Party platform.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/republicans-need-to-be-more-than-the-party-of-trump/2021/10/02/7a2a7882-2381-11ec-a8d9-0827a2a4b915_story.html
— Census race categories increasingly fail to reflect how people see themselves – Tara Bahrampour
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled White-hating White haters promote hatred against Whites, and especially against Whites who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, 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.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/09/30/census-2020-race-ethnicity-categories/

NEW YORK POST
— Big Biz has found that Critical Race Theory is bad for business – Charles Gasparino
https://nypost.com/2021/10/02/big-biz-has-found-that-critical-race-theory-is-bad-for-business/
— Weak Joe Biden caves to loony left: Goodwin – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2021/10/02/weak-joe-biden-caves-to-loony-left-goodwin/

USA TODAY
— Americans are spending money according to their values. Companies need to realize that. Over half of Americans shop with their political or social values in mind. Most boundary-crossing companies are subject to political polarization. – Clifford A. Young, Justin Gest
(COMMENT: Ever-increasing, companies paint themselves as being anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Companies that do the aforesaid are not companies; they are arms of the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green parties.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/10/02/american-shopping-habits-companies-politicized/5887912001/

FORTUNE
— COMMENT: How soon, if not already, Illinois businesses officially announce that they will not hire those who are the following and that they will get rid of their employees who are the following: Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, 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?
https://fortune.com/2021/10/02/doing-business-in-conservative-states-texas-abortion-ban/

FAST COMPANY
— How to make a career change without leaving your current company. Making a lateral move to a different department or function can allow you to explore a new opportunity without having to start over completely. – STEPHANIE VOZZA
(DIERSEN: GAO audits IRS. When I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates did not want me to transfer, but failing that, they wanted me to transfer as a GS-4 Step 1 (currently $34,956/year) intern, that is, to suffer a $62,439/year (64%) pay cut in today’s dollars. They painted what GAO Analysts do as being a unique “trade or occupation.” They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, or veteran. They viciously demonized, denigrated, and condemned the fact a) that I had worked for IRS as a Revenue Officer for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,935-$97,395/year, b) that much of what IRS Revenue Officers do is similar to what GAO Analysts do, c) that I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, d) that I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and e) that I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul. They were furious a) that I suffered a pay cut of only $20,361/year (21%) in today’s dollars to transfer and b) that I transferred with me almost 12 years of federal seniority, 30 days of unused vacation days, and 130 unused sick days.)
https://www.fastcompany.com/90676028/how-to-make-a-career-change-without-leaving-your-current-company

NEWSWEEK
— Georgia Dems Balk at Clarence Thomas Statue: ‘I’d Rather Them Keep a Confederate Monument’ – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/georgia-dems-balk-clarence-thomas-statue-id-rather-them-keep-confederate-monument-1635018

September 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Dennis Hastert, former House Speaker, settles child sexual abuse payments lawsuit – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/dennis-hastert-child-sex-abuse-lawsuit-settlement-illinois/11023216/
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 4,194 cases, 44 deaths – Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/covid-illinois-cases-coronavirus-19/11022472/
— Top general took steps to prevent Trump from taking military action against China, book claims. Mark Milley feared that Trump could “go rogue” after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. – Benjamin Siegel
https://abc7chicago.com/general-milley-trump-book-china-woodward/11022139/

NBC5
— Settlement Reached in Dennis Hastert Hush Money Lawsuit Days Before Trial – Phil Rogers and Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/settlement-reached-in-dennis-hastert-hush-money-lawsuit-days-before-trial/2613249/

CBS2
— Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Reaches Tentative Settlement Over Payments To Man Who Accuses Him Of Abuse
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/09/15/former-house-speaker-dennis-hastert-sexual-abuse-accuser-payment-settlement/

WGN9
— Ex-House speaker Hastert settles child sexual abuse payments suit – AP
https://wgntv.com/news/tentative-deal-reached-in-hastert-civil-trial/

FOX32
— Ex-House speaker Dennis Hastert settles child sexual abuse payments suit – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/ex-house-speaker-dennis-hastert-settles-child-sexual-abuse-payments-suit

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Dan Cronin, longtime chairman of DuPage County Board, won’t seek fourth term – JOHN KEILMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-dan-cronin-dupage-board-election-20210915-fy5r26zyirda5hnuesqamp47va-story.html
— Lawsuit against Dennis Hastert involving hush-money pact is settled before trial – CHRISTY GUTOWSKI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-dennis-hastert-hush-money-lawsuit-settled-20210915-cvm5cy4nive5dd5sivt6tihkfu-story.html
— Dennis Hastert timeline: Key events in the rise and fall of the former U.S. House Speaker
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-met-0528-hastert-timeline-gfc-htmlstory.html

DAILY HERALD
— Naperville lands on Money’s list of best places to live – Kevin Schmit
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210915/naperville-lands-on-moneys-list-of-best-places-to-live
— OUTSTANDING: Glen Ellyn makes ban on retail marijuana sales permanent – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210915/glen-ellyn-makes-ban-on-retail-marijuana-sales-permanent

WINNETKA PATCH
— Gun Ban In Forest Preserve Is Unconstitutional, Judge Rules. A federal judge found the law banning concealed carry license holders from having firearms in the Cook County Forest Preserves is too broad. – Jonah Meadows
https://patch.com/illinois/winnetka/gun-ban-forest-preserve-unconstitutional-judge-rules

BREAKTHROUGH IDEAS
— Ives Demands Retraction and Apology from WBBM, WGN for Deliberately Malicious Reporting
https://mailchi.mp/5b74ebc578f0/ives-demands-retraction-and-apology-from-wbbm-wgn-for-deliberately-malicious-reporting

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Craig Wilcox Most Conservative in General Assembly according to American Conservative Foundation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/09/15/wilcox-tops-list-of-american-conservative-foundation-scores/
— Board Chairman Mike Buehler Reverses Himself, Will Not Present McHenry County Board Reapportionment Map with Census Data
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/09/15/buehler091521/
— Thompson Center to Water Park-Hotel?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/09/15/thompson-center-to-water-park-hotel/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Howard votes in favor of legislative maps, despite call for nonpartisan redistricting – Andy Nghiem
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/607284476-howard-votes-in-favor-of-legislative-maps-despite-call-for-nonpartisan-redistricting

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THE CASE FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES LOSES ITS CHARGE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/09/the-case-for-electric-vehicles-loses-its-charge.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden has ‘great confidence’ in Gen. Milley despite the general’s anti-Trump maneuvers – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/sep/15/biden-has-great-confidence-gen-milley-despite-gene/

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Latest ‘Media Bias Chart’ pushes left-wing outlets into classrooms as credible
(COMMENT: GOPUSA ILLINOIS is on the right. The problem is with news outlets that falsely claim to be in middle, but are actually on the left.)
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/117443/

CIVIL DEADLINE
— School Cancels 9/11 Tribute To Be “Racially Sensitive”
https://civildeadline.com/school-cancels-9-11-tribute-to-be-racially-sensitive/

WASHINGTON POST
— White House says Biden has confidence in Milley after book reveals top general, fearing Trump, conferred with China to avert war – John Wagner and Karoun Demirjian
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/milley-defended-china-call/2021/09/15/3393fa18-1645-11ec-b976-f4a43b740aeb_story.html

September 15 Morning Edition

WTTW
— CPS Parents Protest, Demands Include More Testing, Remote Learning Option – Alexandra Silets
https://news.wttw.com/2021/09/14/cps-parents-protest-demands-include-more-testing-remote-learning-option

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Southern Illinois reported zero available ICU beds this week, amid COVID-19 surge – LISA SCHENCKER, DAN PETRELLA and JOE MAHR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-zero-icu-beds-covid-20210915-k672qydhsfbqfpmg52yyjpv2wy-story.html
— State worker pension systems reach best shape since 2008, study finds. Illinois ramping up contributions but still behind. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-us-state-pension-funds-illinois-ap-20210914-sz4kfuczmjfufg7fxvmukempuy-story.html
— Did Black Lives Matter trigger the Jan. 6 Capitol attack? – CLARENCE PAGE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-black-lives-matter-capitol-attack-trump-page-20210914-4fdcf3faszgovhqk7yttmd743e-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Parents ask Glen Ellyn officials to push protesting anti-maskers away from elementary school – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210914/parents-ask-glen-ellyn-officials-to-push-protesting-anti-maskers-away-from-elementary-school
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Former Republican state Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton, who has been promoting school protests against mask use in her emailed newsletter, said it’s the Glen Ellyn parents who have been hurling insults at the protesters. . .Ives said she’s not involved with organizing the Glen Ellyn protest and hasn’t been attending daily. In her Sept. 12 newsletter, she asks readers to “join the dedicated group of parents who are standing up for parental rights in Glen Ellyn” and gives the time and address for the demonstrations. Masks in schools have been required by the state of Illinois since Aug. 4. Ives said there has been “misinformation” spread about the protesters. “There is video evidence of the other side literally dropping swear words left and right,” she said. “Those guys are unhinged.”)
— The feminization of America: What will it look like? – Michael Barone
(COMMENT: Those who want to destroy America a) promote the feminization of America, b) promote dependency on government, c) promote dependency on charity, d) promote LGBTQ, e) promote the destruction of traditional marriage and the traditional family, f) promote abortion, g) promote mass/illegal immigration, h) promote booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) promote abolition of the First and Second Amendments, j) promote patronage, k) promote political affiliation discrimination, l) promote reverse discrimination, m) promote BLM, n) promote CRT, o) promote 1619, p) promote reparations, q) promote age discrimination, and r) promote the rest of the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210915/the-feminization-of-america-what-will-it-look-like

CHAMPAIGN NEWS GAZETTE
— UI professor fights different pandemic challenge: Mayan language barrier
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/university-illinois/ui-professor-fights-different-pandemic-challenge-mayan-language-barrier/article_d82d777b-581d-5e06-9ba0-11b29b4c0e0f.html

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Illinois will pay you $4,000 to buy an electric car, but only if you live in Chicagoland – Jakob Emerson
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/illinois-will-pay-you-4000-to-buy-an-electric-car-but-only-if-you-live-in-chicagoland

WAND
— Region 5 of Illinois runs out of ICU beds
https://www.wandtv.com/news/region-5-of-illinois-runs-out-of-icu-beds/article_95788698-1593-11ec-9f84-8713a4a17c34.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump aides aim to build GOP opposition to Afghan refugees – AP
(COMMENT: Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see refugees as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/trump-aides-aim-to-build-gop-opposition-to-afghan-refugees

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, BLM, CRT, 1619, reparations, up-or-out, reorganizations, budget cuts, etc. to get rid of Republicans.
https://evanstonroundtable.com/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/

ILLINOIS NEW BUREAU
— Perception of COVID-19 vulnerability hurts job prospects – PHIL CICIORA
(COMMENT: From what I see, ever-increasingly, being the following hurts your job prospects: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/1183132164

JOHN KASS
— How do Mayor Wokefoot and “The White Shadow” fight Chicago’s violent crime epidemic? They spin and spin.
https://johnkassnews.com/how-do-mayor-wokefoot-and-the-white-shadow-fight-chicago-crime/

GATEWAY PUNDIT
— Teutopolis, IL School District Confines Five Students in Isolation for Hours as Punishment for Protesting Mask Mandate – Jim Hoft
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/teutopolis-il-school-district-confines-five-students-isolation-hours-punishment-protesting-mask-mandate/

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Chicago Reporter William Kelly talks about near-death experience with COVID-19
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/chicago-reporter-william-kelly-talks-about-near-death-experience-with-covid-19

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Potential Republican candidates trail Pritzker’s campaign cash lead – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/potential-republican-candidates-trail-pritzker-s-campaign-cash-lead/article_0108d102-1598-11ec-858f-af77bef39c85.html

WIREPOINTS
— Civic groups, top business leaders and media are complicit in Illinois, Chicago’s decline
https://wirepoints.org/civic-groups-top-business-leaders-and-media-are-complicit-in-illinois-chicagos-decline-wirepoints-joins-chicagos-morning-answer-on-am-560/
— Illinois lost more students to out-of-state colleges than any other state in the nation since 2010
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-lost-more-students-to-out-of-state-colleges-than-any-other-state-in-the-nation-since-2010-wirepoints-joins-the-scott-slocum-show-on-wjol/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Senate Republicans urge Blinken to designate Taliban as a foreign terrorist organization – Joseph Clark
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/sep/15/senate-republicans-urge-blinken-to-designate-talib/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Democrats Fiddle an Old Tune On Race. Dividing people by color is essential to maintaining the power of the leftist elites. – Maurice Richards
https://amgreatness.com/2021/09/14/democrats-fiddle-an-old-tune-on-race/

BREITBART
— Democrats’ Amnesty Skews Federal Aid to Coastal States – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2021/09/14/democrats-amnesty-skews-fed-aid-coastal-states/

DAILY CALLER
— Newsom Sails Past Republican Recall, Will Remain California’s Governor – ANDREW TRUNSKY
https://dailycaller.com/2021/09/15/gavin-newsom-sails-past-republican-recall-remain-california-governor/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Google BANS Live Action’s Pro-Life Ads – Autumn Johnson
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/free-speech/autumn-johnson/2021/09/14/go-figure-google-bans-live-actions-pro-life-ads

TOWNHALL
— Excerpt From ‘Radical Nation: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s Dangerous Plan for America’ – Sean Spicer
https://townhall.com/columnists/seanspicer/2021/09/15/excerpt-from-radical-nation-joe-biden-and-kamala-harriss-dangerous-plan-for-america-n2595860

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES
— Legal Immigration Will Explode Under ‘Budget Reconciliation’ Bill – Robert Law
https://cis.org/Law/Legal-Immigration-Will-Explode-Under-Budget-Reconciliation-Bill

HEARTLAND INSTITUTE
— CONFRONTING YET ANOTHER INDOCTRINATING SCHOOL YEAR – Paul Driessen
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/confronting-yet-another-indoctrinating-school-year

THE HILL
— Newsom easily beats back recall effort in California – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/572294-newsom-easily-beats-back-recall-effort-in-california
— Michael Jordan, Jordan Brand donating $1M to help diversify newsrooms – OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
(COMMENT: Virtually everyone in the mainstream new media a) is a moderate, liberal, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, or RINO; b) promotes dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, BLM, CRT, 1619, reparations, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination; and/or c) is anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/572211-michael-jordan-jordan-brand-donating-1m-to-help-diversify

NEW YORK TIMES
— George W. Bush 2021, Meet George W. Bush 2001 – Jamelle Bouie
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/14/opinion/george-w-bush-911-speech.html
— The Coming ‘Tsunami’ of Books on Race
(COMMENT: Expect that beyond overwhelmingly, they will promote hatred against Whites, and especially against Whites who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, 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.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/15/books/new-books-race-racism-antiracism.html

WASHINGTON POST
— COMMENT: Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see refugees as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-aides-aim-to-build-gop-opposition-to-afghan-refugees/2021/09/15/7c0e1208-15da-11ec-a019-cb193b28aa73_story.html

USA TODAY
— Men are skipping college. Here’s why that trend could have devastating consequences. Our View: Figuring out why men aren’t enrolling in college must be a national priority. Department of Education should study how to reverse this trend. – Editorial
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats run America. Ever-increasingly, those Democrats demand that employer hire, retain, and promote Democrat women, and especially Democrat women who are minority, younger, LGBTQ, not married, childless, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/todaysdebate/2021/09/15/college-fewer-men-hurts-america/8278887002/
— Facing workplace discrimination? EEOC might put you on its low-priority list from Day 1. – Nick Penzenstadler
(COMMENT: In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. In 1997, when I was 49 years old, GAO forced me to take its early retirement “offer” so it could give my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate, which it did.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2021/09/14/eeocs-secret-triage-system-means-black-discrimination-deemphasized/7886524002/
— Read the latest in USA TODAY’s investigation behind the scenes at the EEOC – Nick Penzenstadler
(COMMENT: In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. In 1997, when I was 49 years old, GAO forced me to take its early retirement “offer” so it could give my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate, which it did.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2021/09/14/read-eeocs-secret-triage-system/8320390002/
— Obamas, Bushes, Clintons help launch organization to assist Afghan refugees – Rebecca Morin
(COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs have declared war on Republicans. Democrats and RINOs see refugees as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/09/14/ex-obama-bush-officials-launch-welcome-us-help-afghan-refugees/8309125002/

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— States That Have Welcomed the Most Refugees From Afghanistan. In the last 20 years, more than 97,000 Afghans have been resettled in the U.S. This is where they ended up. – Braeden Waddell
(COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs have declared war on Republicans. Democrats and RINOs see refugees as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/articles/2021-09-14/afghan-refugee-resettlement-by-state

DETROIT FREE PRESS
— Your guide to the ultimate family tree: How to trace your lineage back centuries – Minnah Arshad
(COMMENT: Expect that if you seek a government office or a political office as a Republican, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will “trace your lineage back centuries” to find mud to throw at you. My ancestors on my father’s side homesteaded a farm in southeast Crete Township in 1854.)
https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2021/09/01/genealogy-dna-archives-stories/7934742002/

WION NEWS
— ‘That’s treason’: Trump lashes out after general claims to have informed China about possible US attack
https://www.wionews.com/world/thats-treason-trump-lashes-out-after-general-claims-to-have-informed-china-about-possible-us-attack-413259

FOX WEST MICHIGAN
— Where you live could determine how long you stay independent, new study says – Vanessa Misciagna
https://www.fox17online.com/news/national/where-you-live-could-determine-how-long-you-stay-independent-new-study-says

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Is Racial Gerrymandering Going Out of Style? Some liberals are coming around to the view that white voters will elect black candidates. – Jason L. Riley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/racial-gerrymandering-redistricting-black-voters-identity-politics-voter-suppression-11631650622
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Census Figures Show Americans’ Incomes Fell in 2020 – John McCormick and Paul Overberg
(COMMENT: In today’s dollars, my income fell 59% in 1997 when I was when my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer.” In today’s dollars, my income fell 21% in 1980 when my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take a pay cut to transfer from IRS to GAO.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americans-incomes-fell-in-2020-census-figures-show-11631629285

FORTUNE
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, BLM, CRT, 1619, reparations, up-or-out, reorganizations, budget cuts, etc. to get rid of Republicans.
https://fortune.com/2021/09/14/real-reason-people-fear-critical-race-theory/

FORBES
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, BLM, CRT, 1619, reparations, up-or-out, reorganizations, budget cuts, etc. to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/danabrownlee/2021/09/14/successful-racism-conversations-require-3-key-ingredients-unfortunately-most-workplaces-dont-have-them/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccaszkutak/2021/09/14/canvas-raises-50-million-to-make-it-easier-for-companies-to-hire-diverse-talent/

BLOOMBERG LAW
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the less that big law firms want you: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/business-and-practice/big-law-firms-meet-diversity-program-requirements-group-says

PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY
— Trump Judges Affirm Dismissal of Black Man’s Job Discrimination Case against City Fire Department: Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears – Elliot Mincberg
(COMMENT: My critics/opponents stress that in Diersen v. GAO, Republican elected officials in Illinois sided with the Democrats who ran GAO while I worked for GAO 1980-1997, that is, that Republican elected officials in Illinois promote patronage, promote political affiliation discrimination, promote reverse discrimination, promote age discrimination, and promote retaliation. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.pfaw.org/blog-posts/trump-judges-affirm-dismissal-of-black-mans-job-discrimination-case-against-city-fire-department-confirmed-judges-confirmed-fears/

OUR PUBLIC SERVICE
— Ready to Govern
(COMMENT: I should write a book a) about candidates for federal offices on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, and their campaign managers and b) about federal elected officials and their staff members in Illinois who have wasted my knowledge of the federal government the most. GAO audits federal agencies. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 Levels, currently $102,188-$132,845/year. I worked on audits of federal financial institution regulators for almost 9 years, on audits of IRS for 3 years, and on audits of many other federal agencies, including Railroad Retirement Board, Department of Defense, U.S. Postal Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Immigration and Naturalization Service, General Service Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Labor, Federal Aviation Administration, Veteran Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Health and Human Services, for almost 6 years. I served on Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter for 13 years. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $83,935-$97,395/year.)
https://ourpublicservice.org/programs/ready-to-govern-2/
(FROM THE POSTING: Ready to Govern is a series of 90-minute onboarding sessions designed to help incoming political appointees and federal leaders navigate a complex federal organization, work well as a team and accelerate their ability to make an impact. As a trusted advisor on presidential transitions and federal leadership development, the Partnership for Public Service is uniquely positioned to quickly get political executives up to speed. Through Ready to Govern, current appointees can participate in up to 11 modules featuring proven content developed from hundreds of conversations with federal leaders. These sessions are led by bipartisan faculty comprised of current or former political appointees and career executives. Using their deep knowledge of the federal government, these experts equip incoming leaders with the information and resources needed to acclimate them to the federal environment and their new roles.)

WIKIPEDIA
— Pretext
(COMMENT: I should write a book about those who paint themselves as being conservative, religious, and/or Republican, but a) who have worked the hardest against me because they reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform and b) who have used pretexts to work against me.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretext

WIKIPEDIA
— Opinion leadership
(COMMENT: I should write a book about opinion leaders in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who paint themselves as being conservative, religious, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who lead governments, conservative organizations, religious organizations, and/or Republican organizations. I would focus on those who a) discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and/or b) discourage everyone from reading those newsletters. I would focus on those who blame me and blame my newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opinion_leadership

I NEWS
— KPMG’s move to tackle class disadvantages will open up new talent – more firms should do the same. The CEO of the Social Mobility Foundation calls on more companies to address disparities for working-class staff – Sarah Atkinson
(COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes look down on the working-class. I was a member of the working-class 1962-1997. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://inews.co.uk/news/business/kpmg-tackle-class-disadvantages-talent-firms-1199555

August 23 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Americans support mask and vaccine mandates for schools, AP-NORC poll finds – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-aud-nw-poll-mask-vaccine-schools-20210823-syqy3mxei5g3hgb2ps6m23ue7u-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Time for a raise? McHenry County Board considering pay hike for members – Ben Szalinski
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210822/time-for-a-raise-mchenry-county-board-considering-pay-hike-for-members

JACKSONVILLE JOURNAL COURIER
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Republicans for the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/opinion/article/Commentary-Scott-Reeder-Ignoring-the-real-16404627.php

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— GOP SEES CANDIDATE SURGE – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2021/08/23/gop-candidate-surge-jacksons-covid-scare-headline-494086
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican legislative candidates are coming forward “at a much higher rate” than they did for the 2018 election, a signal that the Illinois GOP is working to make good on a promise to fill every slot on the 2022 ballot. “I attribute [the uptick] to people understanding the opportunity that we have this cycle and the issues that we’ll run against Democrats,” Jayme Odom, the executive director of the Illinois House Republicans, told Playbook. She says those issues include Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “overreach” by not working with the legislature to enact Covid-19 mitigation rules, passage of police-reform legislation, and signing a law that decriminalizes possession of certain amounts of fentanyl and cocaine. On the state Senate side, “More Republicans in the Cook County region are interested in running for state office than I’ve seen before,” says Senate GOP Political Director Nick McNeely. There’s no litmus test for running, but the House Republican organization is asking whether candidates believe the 2020 election was stolen. “We’re looking for people who are interested in running and who fit the constituency of their district,” said Odom. Recruiting on all fronts: Along with state House and Senate recruitment efforts, the conservative think tank Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is scouting for candidates. Even Jeanne Ives, a former GOP state representative who in 2018 lost a congressional race, is working to get candidates to run, according to two Republican Party sources. “When you don’t have contested races, a lot of people don’t vote,” IPI’s Matt Paprocki told Playbook. He says IPI has sent out 65,000 mailers statewide to “free-market individuals, Democrats, Independents and Republicans” as part of an outreach effort to potential candidates. “We stop the engagement once they say they want to run.” (The organization, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, can’t be engaged in electioneering.) Republicans aren’t coughing up names of candidates quite yet. “Everyone’s keeping their powder dry until they see the maps,” said McNeely, referring to the legislative map that Democrats will tweak Aug. 31 when they return to Springfield. (Republican leaders filed a federal lawsuit in June challenging boundaries that were drawn and approved by the Democratic-led General Assembly during the spring, saying the boundaries were based on unofficial census numbers. That suit is pending.) Of course, candidate recruitment means nothing without cash. Republicans say they are working on two fronts: trying to ramp up fundraising down the ticket as well as checking in with major donors. Billionaires Ken Griffin and Dick Uihlein come to mind, though Republicans aren’t naming names. “Leader [Jim] Durkin is in contact with potential donors from across the state every day,” said Odom, acknowledging it’s too early for donors to pitch in when they don’t even know who might be on the ballot. For now, House Republicans have about $408,000 cash on hand to get Republicans elected to the General Assembly, and the Senate political committees have a combined $1 million. . .GOP aims to ‘Fire Pritzker’ as party searches for contender who can win statewide: “Congressman [Darin] LaHood, who represents the second-most Republican district in the state, encouraged GOP voters to take hope in other blue states that have elected Republican governors. [He] left out some telling specifics. He didn’t tell the crowd how those governors — Phil Scott (R-VT), Larry Hogan (R-MD), and Charlie Baker (R-MA) — won their elections by appealing to Independents and Democrats, how cautiously they governed their states during the pandemic, or how fiercely and vocally they opposed the former president,” reports WCIA’s Mark Maxwell.)

WIREPOINTS
— CDC squelched its own study showing masks ineffective for kids in schools. Answers needed.
https://wirepoints.org/cdc-squelched-its-own-study-showing-masks-ineffective-for-kids-in-schools-answers-needed-wirepoints-quickpoint/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump’s poll numbers creep up – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/aug/22/inside-beltway-trumps-poll-numbers-creep/
— ‘Silent amnesty’: Biden admin. quietly dismissing thousands of deportation cases. Migrants get de facto permission to remain in U.S. even though they do not hold a legal status. – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/aug/23/joe-biden-engages-in-silent-amnesty-as-deportation/
— Fox News rescues Afghans who have helped network – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/aug/22/fox-news-rescues-afghan-nationals-who-have-helped-/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Drossy Touch of Joe Biden. A cognitively challenged Biden is pulled in every direction, by left-wing politicos collecting their debts, by his own spite, by his trademark narcissism, and by his hatred of all things Trump. – Victor Davis Hanson
https://amgreatness.com/2021/08/22/the-drossy-touch-of-joe-biden/

BREITBART
— COMMENT: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Republicans.
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/08/22/mary-trump-the-republican-party-has-white-supremacy-as-one-of-its-major-platforms/

BLAZE
— Border Patrol agents say they aren’t allowed to do their job, feel ‘downtrodden, almost dead inside’ – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/border-patrol-morale-collapse-crisis

DAILY WIRE
— Biden Admin Considers Strikes To Destroy U.S. Military Equipment In Afghanistan After Taliban Takeover – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-admin-considers-strikes-to-destroy-u-s-military-equipment-in-afghanistan-after-taliban-takeover-report

TOWNHALL
— LA Times Publishes Racist Column Referring to Larry Elder As ‘Black Face of White Supremacy’ – Rebecca Downs
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/rebeccadowns/2021/08/22/la-times-publishes-racist-column-referring-to-larry-elder-as-black-face-of-white-supremacy-n2594544
— Save the Military By Starting with a Woke Purge – Kurt Schlichter
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2021/08/23/save-the-military-by-starting-with-a-woke-purge-n2594516
— Taliban Tyranny Proves the Need for American Values: Life, Liberty – Thomas Glessner
https://townhall.com/columnists/thomasglessner/2021/08/23/taliban-tyranny-proves-the-need-for-american-values-life-liberty-n2594486

FEDERALIST
— University Of Virginia Boots 238 Students For Declining COVID-19 Injection – Jordan Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2021/08/22/university-of-virginia-boots-238-students-for-declining-covid-19-injection/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Biden Job Approval Falls to Record Low amid COVID Resurgence – CAROLINE DOWNEY
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/biden-job-approval-falls-to-record-low-amid-covid-resurgence/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— How the political environment is moving toward Republicans – Harry Enten
https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/22/politics/special-elections-republicans-analysis/index.html

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Biden’s Legacy Is Reducing The United States to Groveling. Biden’s debasement of our country should be a life-altering national call to action. – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/08/bidens-legacy-is-reducing-the-united-states-to-groveling/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— VP of Afghanistan tells Lara Logan difference in ISIS, al Qaeda, and Taliban is like ‘Coke and Pepsi’ – Jon Dougherty
(COMMENT: One could argue that RINOs are closer to Democrats than they are to conservatives or to Republicans.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/08/23/vp-of-afghanistan-tells-lara-logan-difference-in-isis-al-qaeda-and-taliban-is-like-coke-and-pepsi-1123146/

EPOCH TIMES
— Nearly 15 Million Mail-in-Ballots Unaccounted for in 2020 Election, Report Says – MATTHEW VADUM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/nearly-15-million-ballots-unaccounted-for-in-2020-election-report-says_3955184.html

POLITICO
— 9 of 10 fastest growing congressional districts represented by Republicans, Census data shows – STEVEN SHEPARD, PATTERSON CLARK, MING LI and SEAN MCMINN
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/22/census-congressional-district-changes-506467

HUFFINGTON POST
— ‘Not American’: Adam Kinzinger Slams GOP Fearmongering About Afghan Refugees. The GOP lawmaker, who served in Afghanistan, slammed right-wing media for stoking fears about refugees. – Josephine Harvey
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Kinzinger demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Republicans, and especially Republicans who are 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. Of course, Kinzinger supporters will follow Kinzinger’s lead.)
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/adam-kinzinger-gop-afghanistan_n_6122d264e4b0e5b5d8eb0d17

CBS NEWS
— Race in the Ranks: Investigating racial bias in the U.S. military. David Martin reports on the new efforts being put forth to address inequality in the military, this time under the watch of the country’s first Black Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin. – David Martin
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-military-racism-60-minutes-2021-08-22/

CNN
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs use “democracy” to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/08/22/maga-media-outlets-are-on-an-anti-democratic-crusade.cnn

NEW YORK TIMES
— Tired Workers Are Opting Out of Careers and Capitalism – Cassady Rosenblum
(COMMENT: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, very few of my coworkers and subordinates did what I did to advance. While I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, I took job-related courses at UIC and NIU and earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970. While I worked for IRS 1971-1980, a) I took job-related graduate courses at Loyola and earned an MBA in 1976, b) I took CPA review courses and passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, and c) I took job-related graduate courses at DePaul and earned a master’s degree in accounting in 1980. While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, a) I took Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) review courses and passed the CIA examination on my first attempt in 1981, b) became a licensed CPA in 1981, and c) I took job-related graduate courses at IIT and earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading in 1997.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/22/opinion/lying-flat-work-rest.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Media Ignores Optimistic Black Leaders. The ones you don’t hear about reject narratives of self-pity and resentment. – Arnold L. Goldman, Canton, Conn.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-media-ignores-optimistic-black-leaders-blm-11629497358
— Biden’s Cruel Immigration Policy. Migrants want to fill jobs in the U.S. But there’s no legal path to enter the country. – Mary Anastasia O’Grady
(COMMENT: What percent of these jobs are BAD JOBS? To avoid unemployment, I took BAD JOBS that my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-mayorkas-immigration-policy-south-america-labor-shortage-darien-gap-panama-colombia-mexico-border-security-11629646047

ABC SAN FRANCISCO
— Careers: Hiring Our Heroes: Career Fair Town Hall
(COMMENT: I will forever deeply regret avoiding the draft. While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, many, and often most, and at times, virtually all of my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and/or subordinates were Democrat veterans. My Democrat superiors gave preference to their employees who were Democrats, and especially to those who were veterans.)
https://abc7news.com/veterans-career-fair-hiring-heroes-disney-institute/10957627/

NEWSWEEK
— Under Donald Trump, Did a Record Number of Americans Feel Better Off? – JACOB JARVIS
(COMMENT: I felt better under Trump because he did much to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.newsweek.com/fact-check-donald-trump-better-off-1621962

KNOXVILLE FOCUS
— Why the left prefers equity over equality – Dr. Harold A. Black
https://knoxfocus.com/archives/this-weeks-focus/why-the-left-prefers-equity-over-equality/

GOVERNING
— Women Make Fewer Political Donations and Risk Being Ignored by Elected Officials. Men give more money than women to candidates in high-level statewide elections. Money can equal political influence, so that may lead candidates to be less interested in women’s issues once elected. – Kira Sanbonmatsu and Claire Gothreau
https://www.governing.com/now/women-make-fewer-political-donations-and-risk-being-ignored-by-elected-officials

FEDERAL TIMES
— OPM lays out path for more paid federal interns – Jessie Bur
(DIERSEN: Were you an intern? GAO audits IRS. When I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates did not want me to transfer, but failing that, they wanted me to transfer as a GS-4 Step 1 (currently $34,956/year) intern, that is, to suffer a $62,439/year (64%) pay cut in today’s dollars. They painted what GAO Analysts do as being a unique “trade or occupation.” They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, or veteran. They viciously demonized, denigrated, and condemned the fact a) that I had worked for IRS as a Revenue Officer for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,935-$97,395/year, b) that much of what IRS Revenue Officers do is similar to what GAO Analysts do, c) that I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, d) that I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and e) that I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul. They were furious a) that I suffered a pay cut of only 21%, $20,361/year in today’s dollars, to transfer and b) that I transferred with me almost 12 years of federal seniority, 30 days of unused vacation days, and 130 unused sick days.)
https://www.federaltimes.com/management/hr/2021/08/17/opm-lays-out-path-for-more-paid-federal-interns/

CENTER FOR AMERICA PROGRESS
— It’s Time for a Workforce Disclosure Reset – Alexandra Thornton and Zoe Willingham
(COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, a) the more Democrat minorities and Democrat females that my superiors promoted, the faster that they were promoted and b) the more Republican Whites and Republican males that my Democrat superiors got rid of, the faster that they were promoted.)
https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/economy/reports/2021/08/23/502287/time-workforce-disclosure-reset/

WIRED
— Is Your Name Ruining Your Life? Name discrimination is still alive and well in 2021—and I can’t help but wonder how it’s shaped others’ perceptions of me. – AMIT KATWALA
(COMMENT: I am 100% German national origin. All my ancestors immigrated to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s from what is now Germany. What do you say to those who have advised me to pretend that I am Swedish American? 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://www.wired.com/story/is-your-name-ruining-your-life/

PATHEOS
— What if life wasn’t just a zero-sum game? – Fred Clark
(COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs make Republicans pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, and especially Republicans who are 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.)
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2021/07/27/what-if-life-wasnt-just-a-zero-sum-game/

INSIDE HIGHER ED
— Equity, Not Equality, in College Admissions. Courtney Pinto writes that the advantages of wealth are not easily dismissed by test-optional admissions. – Courtney Pinto
(COMMENT: What tests did you pass and where did the money come from that helped you pass those tests? 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. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/views/2021/08/23/equity-not-equality-should-be-goal-college-admissions-opinion

August 18 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Group of teens attacking, robbing people in Loop, Chicago police say – Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/group-of-teens-attacking-robbing-people-in-loop-cpd-/10957980/
— Taliban violently disperse rare protest in eastern Afghanistan; 1 killed, 6 wounded. Many Afghans remain deeply skeptical of the Taliban’s promises. – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/taliban-violently-disperse-rare-protest;-1-killed-6-wounded/10958904/

CBS2
— Rideshare Driver’s Video Shows Woman Being Brutally Beaten, In One Of Many Attacks Involving Groups Of Teens Downtown Lately – Suzanne Le Mignot
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/08/17/downtown-chicago-woman-attacked-video/

WGN9
— New Poll: Concern over violence rising, Chicago residents unhappy with Lightfoot, Foxx – Tahman Bradley, Jordan Muck
https://wgntv.com/news/new-poll-chicago-residents-concerns-over-violent-crime-growing/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade canceled due to rising COVID-19 cases – Stefano Esposito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/8/17/22629353/26th-street-mexican-independence-day-parade-canceled-covid-19-cases-rising-chicago-coronavirus

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: DuPagePads looks to buy, convert Downers Grove hotel to house homeless – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210818/dupagepads-looks-to-buy-convert-downers-grove-hotel-to-house-homeless
— Fight for fair election maps may be delayed but remains alive – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210818/editorial-fight-for-fair-election-maps-may-be-delayed-but-remains-alive

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— State of Illinois in a state of discord and resentment – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-state-of-illinois-in-a-state-of-discord-and-resentment/article_77082dc5-ebdf-59ac-99d5-b7a2429ba73a.html

JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER
— Governor candidate, businessman Gary Rabine makes campaign stop in Mattoon – Rob Stroud
https://jg-tc.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/watch-now-governor-candidate-businessman-gary-rabine-makes-campaign-stop-in-mattoon/article_a9b1562b-982e-5603-b174-279d9212c65c.html

MDJ ONLINE
— Illinois Republicans expect to get drawn out of Congressional maps – Greg Bishop
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/illinois-republicans-expect-to-get-drawn-out-of-congressional-maps/article_7d0d0c7b-6342-5c7e-8697-ef6712c8a36b.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Biden threw Afghan withdrawal agreement ‘into the shredder,’ says Trump admin official – ELISSA SALAMY
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/biden-threw-afghan-withdrawal-agreement-into-the-shredder-says-trump-admin-official

JOHN KASS
— Biden’s Afghanistan Disaster
https://johnkassnews.com/bidens-afghanistan-disaster/

WIREPOINTS
— The fiscal insanity in Chicago continues. Despite $22.7 billion pension shortfall, Chicago Public Schools to add 2,000 employees – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/the-fiscal-insanity-in-chicago-continues-despite-22-7-billion-pension-shortfall-chicago-public-schools-to-add-2000-employees-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— ISBE – These People Are In Charge Of Our School Education System? – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/08/isbe-these-people-are-in-charge-of-our-school-education-system/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— REV. FRANKLIN GRAHAM TO START ROUTE 66 TOUR SEPT 19 IN JOLIET
(COMMENT: I collected delinquent taxes for IRS in Joliet 1973-1974.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/08/rev-franklin-graham-to-start-route-66-tour-sept-19-in-joliet-.html
— WHY WE SHOULD CARE THAT YOUTUBE HAS SILENCED SEN. RAND PAUL
(COMMENT: I should write a book about why people who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican should care about efforts a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading those newsletters.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/08/why-we-should-care-that-youtube-has-silenced-sen-rand-paul.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Taliban’s quest for Islamist purity brought torture, beheadings, oppression – Joseph Clark and S.A. Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/aug/17/talibans-quest-islamist-purity-brought-torture-beh/

FOX NEWS
— Black conservative group pens open letter urging schools to drop CRT, adopt 1776 Unites. The Woodson Center’s 1776 Unites initiative aims to teach history, civics, and the founding ideals through an objective lens. – Michael Ruiz
https://www.foxnews.com/us/black-conservatives-urging-schools-to-drop-crt-adopt-1776-unites
— Taliban promises to protect women’s rights… with a catch. Taliban pledges to honor women’s rights ‘within the limits of Islam.’ – Tyler O’Neil
https://www.foxnews.com/world/taliban-promises-protect-womens-rights-with-catch

AMERICAN THINKER
— From Prophets to Loss: Woke Activism and America’s Jews – Ardie Geldman
(COMMENT: I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who worked the hardest to turn my many Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were Jewish against me. They stressed that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, that I was 100% German national origin, that I was conservative, that I was Republican, that I lived in Crete 1948-1972, and that I have lived in Wheaton since 1978. In my defense, I stressed that all my ancestors immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s, that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in 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. Virtually all my Democrat superiors in the federal government who took adverse actions against me were Jewish.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/08/from_prophets_to_loss_woke_activism_and_americas_jews.html

DAILY CALLER
— Hamas Congratulates The Taliban, Celebrates ‘Demise Of American Occupation’ – VARUN HUKERI
https://dailycaller.com/2021/08/17/hamas-gaza-congratulates-taliban-afghanistan/
— Stephen A. Smith Says Lots Of ‘Black Folks’ Would Never Get The Same Opportunities As Tim Tebow – DAVID HOOKSTEAD
(COMMENT: I should write a book about my Democrat IRS superiors who were most furious a) that IRS hired me in 1971 instead of a Black and b) that IRS promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 instead of Blacks. I should write a book about my Democrat GAO superiors who were most furious a) that GAO hired me in 1980 instead of a Black, b) that GAO promoted me in 1986 instead of a Black, and c) that GAO did not get rid of me sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://dailycaller.com/2021/08/18/stephen-a-smith-tim-tebow-released-jaguars-reaction-race/

DAILY SIGNAL
— 4 Keys to Understanding COVID-19 Surge at Border – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/08/17/4-keys-to-understanding-covid-19-surge-at-border/

PJ MEDIA
— Biden Promised to Bring ‘Competence’ Back to Government. So Where Is It? – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/08/17/biden-promised-to-bring-competence-back-to-government-so-where-is-it-n1470270

FEDERALIST
— How To Stop People From Falsely Accusing You Of Racism. How could professional athletes be ‘bullied’ into publicly disrespecting their own country and its flag if they don’t want to? These people are adults, right? – Christopher Bedford
(COMMENT: For a White male Republican to be called a racist in America today is like being called a Jew in Germany during the 1930s, if not the 1940s. Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that White male Republicans are racists. How should White male Republicans respond?)
https://thefederalist.com/2021/08/18/how-to-stop-people-from-falsely-accusing-you-of-racism/

TOWNHALL
— The Fight Over Identity – Ben Shapiro
(COMMENT: Democrats do not want Americans to see themselves first as being Americans. Instead, Democrats want Americans who are a) minority to see themselves first as being minorities, b) female to see themselves first as being females, c) younger to see themselves first as being younger, d) LGBTQ to see themselves first as being LGBTQ, e) Democrat to see themselves first as being Democrat, f) Trump-haters to see themselves first as being Trump-haters, g) moderate/liberal to see themselves first as being moderate liberal, h) non-Christian to see themselves first as being non-Christian, i) non-Protestant to see themselves first as being non-Protestant, j) non-Italian American to see themselves first as being non-Italian American, k) non-German American to see themselves first as being non-German American, l) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time to see themselves first as being those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, and m) those who have financial, health, and/or other problems to see themselves first as being those who have financial, health, and/or other problems.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/benshapiro/2021/08/18/the-fight-over-identity-n2594324
(FROM THE ARTICLE: America has been wrecked on the shoals of identity. Identity politics has been characterized casually as a form of tribalism: Americans grouping themselves according to biological or sexual characteristics, in opposition to other groups associated by biological or sexual characteristics. And there is certainly truth to the idea that such tribalism has damaged America in extraordinary ways — that tribalism acts as the sort of factionalism the founding fathers feared, tearing Americans from each other and forcing them into polarized units competing against others in a battle over control. But there is another form of identity politics even more sinister than the sort of tribalism we see so openly today. That is a form of identity politics that focuses less on politics than on identity: the redefinition of identity itself.)
— Biden’s Dithering Doomed Afghanis – Betsy McCaughey
https://townhall.com/columnists/betsymccaughey/2021/08/18/bidens-dithering-doomed-afghanis-n2594305
— Progressives’ Last Stand in Afghanistan – John and Andy Schlafly
https://townhall.com/columnists/johnandandyschlafly/2021/08/18/progressives-last-stand-in-afghanistan-n2594313

COLLEGE FIX
— Effort to restrict critical race theory in Nebraska universities fails – JENNIFER KABBANY
https://www.thecollegefix.com/effort-to-restrict-critical-race-theory-in-nebraska-universities-fails/
— In the face of cancel culture, Princeton professor offers course on Lincoln’s legacy – RACHELLE HERNANDEZ
https://www.thecollegefix.com/in-the-face-of-cancel-culture-princeton-professor-offers-course-on-lincolns-legacy/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Critical Race Theory Versus Our National Survival – GEORGE LEEF
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/critical-race-theory-versus-our-national-survival/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Departing Border Patrol chief says terror suspects crossing into U.S. ‘at a level we’ve never seen before’ – Jon Dougherty
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/08/17/departing-border-patrol-chief-says-terror-suspects-crossing-into-u-s-at-a-level-weve-never-seen-before-1120278/
— ‘Kinder, gentler Taliban’ start new image by executing a woman in street for not wearing burqa – Tom Tillison
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/08/18/kinder-gentler-taliban-start-new-image-by-executing-a-woman-in-street-for-not-wearing-burqa-1120404/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Arkansas AG: “Instituting Practices Based On Critical Race Theory” In Education Violates Anti-Discrimination Laws. “Any effort to take account of race in a way that differently accords benefits or opportunities or creates a hostile environment in an educational institution is almost certainly unlawful” – William A. Jacobson
(COMMENT: My superiors in the federal government were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to give benefits and opportunities to their employees who were Democrat, and especially to those who were minority, female, and/or younger and b) to create a hostile environment for their employees who were Republican, and especially those who were White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/08/arkansas-ag-instituting-practices-based-on-critical-race-theory-in-education-violates-anti-discrimination-laws/
— Taliban Draw Up Kill Lists and Demand Girls as War Booty To “Marry” Fighters. Taliban commander: “All girls over the age of 15 and widows younger than 40 should be married to the insurgent fighters.” – Vijeta Uniyal
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/08/taliban-draw-up-kill-lists-and-demand-girls-as-war-booty-to-marry-fighters/

EPOCH TIMES
— Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier: How Critical Race Theory Is Undermining the Military
https://www.theepochtimes.com/lt-col-matthew-lohmeier-how-critical-race-theory-is-undermining-the-military_3952911.html
— Space Force Officer, Punished After Denouncing Marxism, to Leave Military. – Zachary Stieber and Jan Jekielek
https://www.theepochtimes.com/exclusive-space-force-officer-punished-after-denouncing-marxism-to-leave-military_3953154.html
— Alabama Board of Education Bans Teaching Critical Race Theory – Matthew Vadum
https://www.theepochtimes.com/alabama-board-of-education-bans-teaching-critical-race-theory_3953208.html
— Red Cross Pamphlet Facilitates Illegal Immigration, Says Expert. A Spanish-language flyer by the Red Cross provides detailed routes to the US southern border, shelter locations, and instructions on how to jump off a moving train safely. – Charlotte Cuthbertson
https://www.theepochtimes.com/red-cross-pamphlet-facilitates-illegal-immigration-says-expert_3952927.html

FREE BEACON
— SATIRE: What the Taliban Can Teach the United States About Inclusive Government. Muslims, people of color, and formerly incarcerated individuals are heavily represented in militant group’s leadership.
https://freebeacon.com/satire/taliban-inclusive-government/

NEW YORK TIMES
— The School Culture Wars: ‘You Have Brought Division to Us’ From mask mandates to critical race theory and gender identity, educators are besieged. – Sarah Mervosh and Giulia Heyward
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/18/us/schools-mask-mandates-critical-race-theory.html
— For Afghan Women, Taliban Stir Fears of Return to a Repressive Past – Farnaz Fassihi and Dan Bilefsky
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/17/world/asia/afghanistan-women-taliban.html
— Afghanistan News: Reassurances From Taliban, but Fearful Afghans Look for the Exits
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/08/17/world/taliban-afghanistan-news
— The Taliban Are Back. Now Will They Restrain or Support Al Qaeda? – Steven Erlanger
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/17/world/asia/taliban-afghanistan-al-qaeda.html
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, woke people demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/17/opinion/woke-politically-correct.html
— Intelligence Warned of Afghan Military Collapse, Despite Biden’s Assurances – Mark Mazzetti, Julian E. Barnes and Adam Goldman
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/17/us/politics/afghanistan-biden-administration.html
— Taliban Meet Public Protest With Violence
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/08/18/world/taliban-afghanistan-news

NEW YORK POST
— Afghanistan was a ghastly display of how wokeness weakens America – Vivek Ramaswamy
https://nypost.com/2021/08/17/afghanistan-was-a-ghastly-display-of-how-wokeness-weakens-america/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Biden Wanted to Leave Afghanistan. He Knew the Risks. Generals and diplomats warned about a pullout, but the president told his team the U.S. was simply providing life support for the Kabul government while neglecting more pressing issues. – Ken Thomas and Vivian Salama
https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-wanted-to-leave-afghanistan-he-knew-the-risks-11629214842
— Meritocracy Is Worth Defending. And if America abandons it, countries that don’t will outcompete us. – Jason L. Riley
(COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes reject meritocracy. They want preference to given to those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, veteran, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-German American, in America illegally, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) who are RINOs want preference to be given to RINOs, b) who are Trump-haters want preference to be given to Trump-haters, and c) who are moderate want preference to be given to moderates.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/meritocracy-wooldridge-kendi-carlson-admissions-standardized-tests-affirmative-action-cuny-11629237426

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Americans rank George W. Bush as the president most responsible for the outcome of the Afghanistan war: Insider poll – Oma Seddiq and John Haltiwanger
https://www.businessinsider.com/americans-rank-bush-most-responsible-for-outcome-of-afghanistan-war-2021-8

GUARDIAN
— Illinois city’s (Evanston) reparations plan was heralded – but locals say it’s a cautionary tale – Kiran Misra
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/18/evanston-illinois-reparations-plan-cautionary-tale

WIKIPEDIA
— 2022 Illinois gubernatorial election (COMMENT: I should write a book about the last five Republican gubernatorial primary races in Illinois – Jim Ryan v. Patrick O’Malley v. Corrine Wood in 2002; Judy Baar Topinka v. Jim Oberweis v. Bill Brady v. Ron Gidwitz v. Andy Martin in 2006; Bill Brady v. Kirk Dillard v. Andy McKenna v. Jim Ryan v. Adam Andrzejewski v. Dan Proft v. Bob Schillerstrom in 2010; Bruce Rauner v. Kirk Dillard v. Bill Brady v. Dan Rutherford in 2014; and Bruce Rauner v. Jeanne Ives in 2018.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Illinois_gubernatorial_election

WIKIPEDIA
— 2022 Illinois United States Senate election (COMMENT: I should write a book about the following Republican United States Senate primary races: Jim Durkin v. Jim Oberweis v. John Cox in 2002; Jack Ryan v. Jim Oberweis v. Steve Rauschenberger v. Andrew McKenna v. Johnathan Wright v. John Borling v. v. Norm Hill v. Chirinjeev Kathuria in 2004; Steve Sauerburg v. Andy Martin v. Mike Psak in 2008; Mark Kirk v. Patrick Hughes v. Donald Lowery v. Kathleen Thomas v. Andy Martin v. John Arrington v. Patricia Beard in 2010; Jim Oberweis v. Doug Truax in 2014; Mark Kirk v. James Marter in 2016; and Mark Curran v. Peggy Hubbard v. Robert Marshall v. Tom Tarter v. Casey Chlebek v. Richard Meyers in 2020. On July 5, 2003, all five announced Republican U.S. Senate candidates (Cox, Kathuria, McKenna, Oberweis, and Ryan) attended a picnic that I organized in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct for voters in my precinct, Jeanne Ives’ precinct to the east, and Debra Olson’s precinct to the west. The 200+ attendees included Randy Hultgren.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_United_States_Senate_election_in_Illinois

July 13 Morning Edition

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— LOOK WHO’s TALKING FOR THE GOP Illinois GOP Chairman Don Tracy sent a letter to Republican leaders Monday expressing frustration that MSNBC, CNN and local media turn to Republican consultants who “trash” other Republicans. “When they are listed as current or former party officials, it falsely gives the impression that these people are speaking for all Republicans in Illinois or the Chicago area,” according to Tracy’s email, obtained by Playbook. He doesn’t name names but it’s not hard to figure out that former state GOP Chairman Pat Brady doesn’t mince words about far-right Republicans when he’s interviewed by reporters. Tracy is the first downstate chairman of the Illinois GOP in more than 30 years. He lives in Springfield, three hours from Chicago, making it difficult to accommodate live broadcasts. So he’s now assigning two surrogate Republicans in northern Illinois, Kathleen Murphy and Ammie Kessem, to represent the party during TV interviews when he can’t make it. The issue is the surrogates tapped align better with Republicans south of I-80 than those in the Chicago area. Murphy is the former spokeswoman for former GOP gubernatorial candidate Jeanne Ives and a defender of Ives’ controversial TV ad attacking Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s record by featuring actors playing out sensitive cultural issues. It was uniformly criticized, including by the state GOP, for being racist, sexist and homophobic. Kessem, the 41st Ward GOP committeewoman, is a Chicago Police sergeant and avowed Donald Trump supporter. In an interview with Playbook, Tracy said that Murphy and Kessem “aren’t going out there to represent themselves. They are there to represent the Illinois GOP.” They will both work closely with Illinois GOP communication director Joe Hackler. “I don’t represent any wing of the party. I represent the entire Republican Party. And they will do the same,” Tracy said. Though Tracy’s TV accessibility to Chicago may be a challenge, the real problem for the GOP is handling the tension between moderate Republicans (generally in the northern part of the state) and those who align with Trumpism downstate. Party leaders kept quiet, for example, when asked to address controversial Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene coming to Illinois to stump for GOP Rep. Mary Miller. Along with backing up Tracy on TV, the GOP is working to expand its roster of voices to include women and minorities who can speak for the party. Tracy’s letter has already generated interest. Stepping up are GOP State Central Committee members Jay Reyes and Nimish Jani, Republican National Hispanic Assembly Chair Jesus Solorio, Palatine Township Republican committeeman Aaron Del Mar, and Diante Johnson, president of the Black Conservative Federation. – SHIA KAPOS
(DIERSEN: I have never hinted, implied, argued, or shouted that I or my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters have in any way ever spoken for the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), or Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO). Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. I have always encouraged the IRP, DCRCC, MTRO, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, and Illinois Center Right Coalition to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance the Republican Party platform including its traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2021/07/13/look-whos-talking-for-the-gop-nevermind-on-term-limits-buttigieg-alert-bribes-tax-breaks-493551
— Winnebago County GOP Chair Eli Nicolosi to challenge state Sen. Dave Syverson: “The only thing I will confirm is that I did submit papers on the State Board of Elections website,” Nicolosi said Saturday. “It’s pretty easy to draw a conclusion, but I would like to give an official announcement.” Syverson, 64, said he will run on his record, which he said includes passage of hundreds of bills, including property tax caps and ethics reform legislation, reports Rockford Register Star’s Ken DeCoster. – SHIA KAPOS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2021/07/13/look-whos-talking-for-the-gop-nevermind-on-term-limits-buttigieg-alert-bribes-tax-breaks-493551

DAILY HERALD
— Sandberg building in downtown Wheaton put up for sale – Katlyn Smith
(DIERSEN: Sandberg was a Republican voter in my precinct from 1999 until the 2015 gerrymandering. I should write a book about those who hated Sandberg, and therefore, hate me. I would focus on past and present leaders of Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Wheaton Women’s Republican Club, etc. I would focus on those who had/have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who hated Sandberg’s demographics: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, etc. I would focus on those who destroy those like me they cannot manipulate/dominate, who refuse to glorify and praise them, who refuse to pander to them, who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, who refuse to cover-up their wrong doing, and/or who refuse to give them money.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210712/sandberg-building-in-downtown-wheaton-put-up-for-sale
— JULY 16, 2020 FLASHBACK: Downtown Wheaton shopkeeper remembered for doing things his own way – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200716/downtown-wheaton-shopkeeper-remembered-for-doing-things-his-own-way
— Rolling Meadows city manager sues mayor, alleging retaliation over harassment probe – Christopher Placek
(DIERSEN: The more of my demographics that my superiors disapproved of, the more severe the adverse actions that they took against me. Most commonly, they disapproved of my being a conservative, Republican, draft avoider, Protestant, German American, White, male, I had more job-related education than they did, I had more job-related professional certifications than they did, I had a job-related professional license (since 1981) while they had none, I had more money than they did, I was married (since 1978), my wife had good jobs, we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, we did not become foster parents, Crete resident (1948-1972), Wheaton resident (since 1978), my ancestors have been in America for a long time, etc.).
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210712/rolling-meadows-city-manager-sues-mayor-alleging-retaliation-over-harassment-probe

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Let’s guilt Branson, Bezos and space tourists into making charitable donations before they leave Earth – REX HUPPKE
(DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government stressed to my supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates a) that I avoided the draft, b) the new cars that I bought in 1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, etc., c) the money that I paid to earn university degrees in 1970, 1976, 1980, and 1997, d) the new town home that I bought in 1972 and the downtown Chicago condos that I bought in 1974 and 1976, e) the Wheaton home that my wife and I bought in 1978, f) the luxury vacations that my wife and I went on 1978-1992, g) the Wheaton home that we had built in 1984, h) that my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, i) the collector cars that I bought in 1989 and 1994, j) the money that I had saved for retirement, k) my being eligible to get a $25,000 buyout and take early retirement in 1993 when I was 45 years old, l) etc.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-branson-bezos-space-spacex-virgin-galactic-tourist-nasa-huppke-20210713-hnsxmo2f2nfv5b4hd3ctsjk7rq-story.html

ABC7
— Chicago rapper ‘KTS Dre’ killed in hail of bullets outside Cook County Jail KTS Dre had just been bailed out of jail by his fiancé, court records show
https://abc7chicago.com/rapper-killed-in-hail-of-bullets-outside-cook-county-jail-/10882871/
— Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown promises action on gun violence after Biden meeting. Chicago shootings: Strike force enacted to cut down on illegal gun trafficking, Biden says. – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/pres-joe-biden-chicago-supt-promises-gun-violence-action/10883655/

NBC5
— Lightfoot Welcomes Federal ‘Strike Force’ Amid Increase in Chicago Gun Violence
(DIERSEN: Of course, Lightfoot does not want anyone to go after those who voted for her and especially those who voted for her and share her demographics.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/lightfoot-welcomes-federal-strike-force-amid-increase-in-chicago-gun-violence/2552782/

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pjstar.com/story/business/2021/07/13/pot-lounge-may-come-west-peoria-sky-harbor-steak-house/7932978002/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Downers Grove encourages children to be LGBTQers.
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/news/downers-grove/2021/07/12/drop-in-center-for-lgbtq-youth-coming-to-downers-grove/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump is the only one that ‘can take the heat’ from Dems, says Donald Trump Jr. – ELISSA SALAMY
https://www.foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-is-the-only-one-that-can-take-the-heat-from-dems-says-donald-trump-jr

WJOL
— Americans are in danger according to Kinzinger because he says we’re operating under a different set of facts.
(DIERSEN: From what I see, Kinzinger, his political consultants, his major donors, his fundraisers, his campaign manager, his campaign staff members, his campaign volunteers, his etc. have been, are, and will ever-increasingly do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading those newsletters.)
https://www.wjol.com/illinois-congressman-adam-kinzinger-with-scott-slocum-says-local-media-is-best-place-for-news/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Potential Candidate for Illinois Supreme Court Reports $700 in the Bank
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/07/12/potential-candidate-for-illinois-supreme-court-reports-700-in-the-bank/
— IL-16 UPDATE x2: Adam Kinzinger Raises $800K for Reelection
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/07/12/il16fec062421/
— GOP State Senate Primary in Offing in Southwestern McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/07/12/gop-state-senate-primary-in-offing-in-southwestern-mchenry-county/
— Trump Supporters Dominate Route 14 MCC Demonstrators – Part 3
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/07/12/trump-supporters-dominate-route-14-mcc-demonstrators-part-3/

CAPITOL FAX
— SEPTEMBER 11, 2004 FLASHBACK: Wheaton: Alan Keyes’ Patriot Day speech warmly received – Dave Diersen
(DIERSEN: Robert Sandberg attended this event.)
https://capitalfax.blogspot.com/2008/09/gopusa-illinois-daily-clips-september_11.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Over 500 came to Wheaton’s beautiful Memorial Park on Saturday, September 11, 2004, to meet Alan Keyes and to hear his remarks concerning Patriot Day and his campaign. Alan was warmly received by the crowd which gave him several standing ovations during his 20-minute speech. State Senators Kirk Dillard and Peter Roskam served as Master of Ceremonies. Senator Dillard introduced the elected officials and candidates who were on the band shell stage with Alan while he gave his speech — State Senator Raymond Soden, State Representative Randy Hultgren, State Representative Candidate Roger Jenisch, DuPage County Board Commissioner Debra Olson, DuPage Coroner candidate Peter Siekmann, Illinois GOP State Central Committeeman Ron Smith, Milton Township Assessor Jim Gumm, and Milton Township Trustee Don Sender. The band shell stage is the same one that Bob Dole gave a speech from immediately after he walked in Wheaton’s 1996 Independence Day Parade — CNN broadcast that speech live. Senator Dillard recognized event attendees including DuPage County Auditor Jim Rasins, DuPage County Regional Superintendent of Schools Darlene Ruscitti, DuPage Regional School Board Trustee Tim Whelan, and District 89 School Board Trustee Howard Levine. He recognized the event’s sponsors — State Farm Insurance Agent Mark Prutzman, Oberweis Dairy, John Cox, All Star Printing, himself, Randy Hultgren, Debra Olson, Pete Siekmann, Tim Whelan, Don Sender, and Diersen Consulting. Senator Roskam gave some remarks concerning September 11 and he introduced Alan. Apparently, even though the Daily Herald, the Wheaton Leader, and the Wheaton Sun had been asked to cover the event, the only reporters who covered the event were Rich Samuels with WTTW’s Chicago Tonight and Dave Diersen with GOPUSA.com. Samuels and Diersen made VHS recordings of Alan’s speech. Event photographers included Matt Ferguson and Don Sender. The free event provided attendees with a great opportunity to enjoy great food, to meet their neighbors, to meet their elected officials, and to meet candidates who will appear on November 2 ballots in DuPage County. On July 5 last year, 200 attended a similar event in Wheaton’s Prairie Path Park, including Jack Ryan, Jim Oberweis, Andy McKenna, Chirinjeev Kathuria, and John Cox. Attendees at this year’s event enjoyed hot dogs and Polish sausages personally handed out by Debbie Malek from her cart. Debbie normally locates her cart at Cross and Wesley Streets at the southeast corner of Wheaton’s Adam’s Park, across the street from Wheaton’s Public Library. All the hot dogs and sausages were paid for by State Farm Insurance Agent Mark Prutzman. In its September 12, 2004 edition, the Daily Herald ran a major front page story on Debbie that included six pictures and quotes from Ron Smith. Attendees also enjoyed Oberweis ice cream and flavored milk personally handed out by Jim Oberweis and Sandy Rios from an Oberweis truck. Attendees enjoyed Jays potato chips provided by John Cox, salads and desserts that attendees brought to the picnic or were purchased with cash contributions, and soft drinks and ice paid for by the sponsors. Event costs included $180 for a $1 million insurance policy required for City of Wheaton and Wheaton Park District permits. The many people who helped make the event successful include Karen Diersen, Mark Prutzman, Bill Hogan, Mark Stern, and Gary Muehlfelt. Attendees included Rod McCulloch, Peter LaBarbera, Frank Penn, Richard Johns, Robert Gordon, George Kocan, Robert Sandberg, Leonard Sanchez, Lori Carlson, Richard Russo, Steve Carlson, Keith Carlson, Jason Hinkle, Mark Klage, Patrick Ryan, and Dr. Bob Krzyzewski. Alan will again be speaking in DuPage County on Friday, October 8, at 6:30 PM, at the Milton Township Republican Central Committee’s Viva Oktoberfest fundraiser at the Carlisle Banquet Hall in Lombard. Tickets are $45 or $400/table of ten.)
— SEPTEMBER 11, 2005 FLASHBACK: Nalepa gives keynote address at Wheaton’s 2005 Patriot Day picnic; Birkett, Brady, Fortner, Furstenau, Hultgren, Kathuria, Oberweis, Poe, Rauschenberger, Roskam, Rutherford, Wallace, Wegman, Zaruba, and many others attend – Dave Diersen
https://capitalfax.blogspot.com/2008/09/gopusa-illinois-daily-clips-september_11.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Wheaton’s 2005 Patriot Day picnic in Memorial Park honored the individuals who lost their lives as a result of terrorist attacks against America and showed support for America, for its war on terrorism, and for its military and law enforcement personnel. I had the honor of introducing the event’s master of ceremonies — nationally-known conservative activist, Fox News Channel contributor, and Culture Campaign President Sandy Rios. Wheaton Second Baptist Church Pastor Andre Allen gave the invocation. Korean War veteran Ron Smith led the pledge of allegiance. Harry Newman sang the National Anthem. Rios read President Bush’s 2005 Patriot Day proclamation, introduced the elected officials and candidates, and thanked the event sponsors. DuPage County Board Member Bob Heap spoke about DuPage’s implementation of 9/11 recommendations. 9/11 Families for a Secure America founder Peter Gadiel gave an outstanding speech about lessons learned from September 11, 2001. West Point graduate and USO board member Jim Nalepa gave an outstanding Patriot Day address. Newman concluded the program by singing “We still have heroes.” Attendees enjoyed delicious Debbie Malek hot dogs and Polish sausages courtesy of State Farm Insurance Agent Mark Prutzman, delicious pork sandwiches courtesy of State Representative Ray Poe, delicious Dr. Bob Rauschenbergers courtesy of State Senator Steve Rauschenberger, delicious Jays Potato Chips courtesy of John Cox, delicious ice cream and flavored milk courtesy of Jim Oberweis, and delicious soft drinks and bottled water courtesy of Charinijeev Kathuria. All Star Printing provided event flyers and DuPage County Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom and Kane County Recorder Sandy Wegman covered the $385 cost of event insurance. The picnic provided attendees with a great opportunity to meet and speak with veterans, law enforcement officials, fire department officials, elected officials, and candidates. Many elected officials attended including State Senators Bill Brady, Carol Pankau, Rauschenberger, Peter Roskam, and Dan Rutherford; State Representatives Randy Hultgren, Roger Jenisch, and Poe; County officials Joe Birkett, Fred Bucholz, Heap, Gwen Henry, Gary King, Debra Olson, Jim Rasins, Darlene Ruscitti, Brien Sheahan, Pete Siekmann, Penny Wegman, Sandy Wegman, Tim Whelan, Jon Zahm, and John Zaruba; Township officials Sal Falbo, Moon Kahn, Gary Muehlfelt, and Leonard Sanchez; Municipal officials Alan Bolds, Jim Carr, Liz Corry, Mike Fortner, Dick Furstenau, and Howard Levine. Many candidates attended including congressional candidate Roskam; gubernatorial candidates Birkett, Brady, Oberweis, and Rauschenberger; Lieutenant Governor candidates Kathuria, Poe, Eric Wallace, and Wegman; Secretary of State candidate Rutherford; State Senate candidates Furstenau and Hultgren; and State Representative candidate Fortner. Former DuPage County Recorder Rick Carney and Mrs. Illinois Kaili Harding and her husband who graduated from West Point and served in both Afghanistan and Iraq also attended. By tomorrow, when I know how many of each type of food and beverage was served, I’ll have a better estimate of the number of the hundreds of people who attended. The many attendees included David Carlin, Dennis Driscoll, Bob Grahm, Joyce Hundhausen, Mark Klage, Jim Leahy, Bruce Mitroff, Mark Stern, Rick Veenstra, and Winston Waller. DuPage County is the second most populous county in Illinois and Wheaton is its county seat. Why didn’t the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, Wheaton Leader, or the Wheaton Sun report on Wheaton’s Patriot Day event? Generally, the liberal media does not report on an event unless it can use that reporting to harm conservatives, that is, harm people who support the Republican platform. The vast majority of the attendees at Wheaton’s Patriot Day picnic were conservative Republicans — why didn’t more Democrats and RINOs attend? A number of Democrats told me that they would not attend because they are Democrats and because their attendance might be misinterpreted as support for President Bush. Attendance would have been even greater if fewer Democrats didn’t argue that Republicans have highjacked Patriot Day to promote the Patriot Act and President Bush’s policies in Iraq; if Blagojevich, Durbin, Hynes, Madigan, Obama, Quinn, or Topinka had helped sponsor event or confirmed that they would attend; if more Democrats and more RINOs shared the attitude toward patriotism and toward Patriot Day that Republicans have; if the Daily Herald had promoted the event like it promoted Naperville’s event; if there were not so many other competing events; and if the temperature/humidity had been lower.)

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Socialism has failed every place and time it has been tried – Richard W. Rahn
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jul/12/socialism-has-failed-every-place-and-time-it-has-b/
— Congressional Democrats give Biden a pass on oversight and accountability – Haris Alic
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jul/12/congressional-democrats-give-biden-pass-oversight-/

FOX NEWS
— Why the media elite, captured by the Left, are alienating both sides. Many journalists worry that liberal reporters and web types have seized effective control of many newsrooms – Howard Kurtz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/why-the-media-elite-captured-by-the-left-is-alienating-both-sides
— Tucker: Biden administration deems censorship ‘applicable to private speech’
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/tucker-biden-administration-deems-censorship-applicable-to-private-speech

FOX BUSINESS
— Kudlow: Systemic racism, Critical Race Theory and racial equity have become the diagnosis and solution. ‘The 1619 Project has been disputed by respected historians.’
https://www.foxbusiness.com/media/kudlow-systemic-racism-critical-race-theory-racial-equity

AMERICAN THINKER
— So Much Evidence that January 6, 2021 was a Calculated Set-Up – Steve McCann
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/07/so_much_evidence_that_january_6_2021_was_a_calculated_setup.html
— How much longer will parents let toxic school socialists ruin their children? – Ronald E. Yates
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/07/how_much_longer_will_parents_let_toxic_school_socialists_ruin_their_children.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Democrats’ Topsy-Turvy Spin Machine. The media can’t cover for Joe Biden’s “Gong Show” administration indefinitely. – Conrad Black
https://amgreatness.com/2021/07/12/the-democrats-topsy-turvy-spin-machine/

BREITBART
— YouTube Temporarily Blacklists CPAC Channel, Deletes Video of Trump – ALLUM BOKHARI
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/07/12/youtube-temporarily-blacklists-cpac-channel-deletes-video-of-trump/
— Trump beguiles Republicans as chaos swirls in party – AFP
https://www.breitbart.com/news/trump-beguiles-republicans-as-chaos-swirls-in-party/
— Newspaper Censors Op-Ed on Critical Race Theory from Kansas Attorney General – KATHERINE HAMILTON
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/07/12/newspaper-censors-op-ed-on-critical-race-theory-from-kansas-attorney-general/

BLAZE
— Professor makes ‘average white’ student stand up in lecture, explains he has inherent ‘benefit’ over black student no ‘matter what he does’ – PHIL SHIVER
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes attribute the few successes that I have had in life (passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt, three master’s degrees, professional license, etc.) to my unfairly benefitting from a) my being born a healthy White male, b) my living in Crete 1948-1972, c) my being a federal employee for almost 30 years, d) my avoiding the draft, e) my getting married, f) my wife having good jobs, g) my wife and I giving up trying to have children, our not adopting, and our not becoming foster parents, h) my being a federal retiree for almost 24 years, h) etc.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/penn-state-professor-student-white-privilege

PATRIOT POST
— Misinformation Deception From Facebook’s ‘Fact-Checkers’ How the social media giant uses “independent” fact-checkers to declare anything that doesn’t support its favored narrative “misinformation.”
https://patriotpost.us/articles/81259-in-brief-misinformation-deception-from-facebooks-fact-checkers-2021-07-13

DAILY CALLER
— Anti-CRT Activist Says She Was Targeted In Harassment Campaign – HAROLD HUTCHISON
https://dailycaller.com/2021/07/12/virginia-anti-critical-race-theory-activists-targeted-harassment/

DAILY SIGNAL
— My Campus Canceled Me Since I Didn’t Post a Black Square on Instagram – Nicole Kiser
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/07/12/my-campus-canceled-me-since-i-didnt-post-a-black-square-on-instagram/

NEWSMAX
— Nothing ‘Woke’ About the Toxic Indoctrination of Our Children – Larry Bell
https://www.newsmax.com/larrybell/crt-lenin-maoist-schools/2021/07/12/id/1028338/

TOWNHALL
— Destroying Our Military from Within – Oliver North|
https://townhall.com/columnists/olivernorth/2021/07/13/destroying-our-military-from-within-n2592407

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Rescuing Math and Science from Critical Race Theory’s Racial Discrimination – Jonathan Butcher
https://www.heritage.org/education/report/rescuing-math-and-science-critical-race-theorys-racial-discrimination

EPOCH TIMES
— FBI Tells Americans to Report ‘Family Members and Peers’ in Tweet, Gets Blowback – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/fbi-criticized-for-tweet-telling-americans-to-report-family-members-and-peers_3897655.html

YAHOO NEWS
— Nikki Haley calls on ‘every governor’ in US to ban funding for critical race theory in public schools – Kaelan Deese
(DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, the chairmen of a) the Illinois Republican Party, b) each of the 102 Republican county party organizations, and c) each of the Republican township/ward party organization should be calling for a ban on CRT, 1619, BLM, LGBTQ, and other anti-Republican funding.)
https://news.yahoo.com/nikki-haley-calls-every-governor-231800086.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Suits Against Tech Giants Face Steep First Amendment Hurdles. A unanimous 1974 Supreme Court decision said newspapers could not be forced to publish replies from politicians they had criticized. – Adam Liptak
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/12/us/politics/trump-tech-lawsuits.html

NEW YORK POST
— Let’s liberate kids from race indoctrination — with school choice – Betsy DeVos
https://nypost.com/2021/07/12/devos-lets-liberate-kids-from-race-indoctrination-with-school-choice/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— A PTA Purge of Asians. America’s top public high school shows us what discrimination looks like today. – William McGurn
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-pta-purge-of-asians-11626128073
— California’s ‘Ethnic Studies’ Gold Rush. Progressive education consultants and activists stand to pocket millions from the implementation of a new curriculum. – Kenny Xu
https://www.wsj.com/articles/californias-ethnic-studies-gold-rush-11626129598
— The Meaning of Biden’s Firing Spree. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: Constructively, the Democrats who ran GAO fired me in 1997 when I was 49 years old because I was a Republican. Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plats, and RINOs have no problem with that.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-meaning-of-bidens-firing-spree-11626129832
— Vaccine Polarization Is Partisanship at Its Dumbest. Last fall Kamala Harris said she wouldn’t trust a shot that was authorized before the election. – Gerard Baker
https://www.wsj.com/articles/vaccine-polarization-is-partisanship-at-its-dumbest-11626110473

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats try to mislead everyone into believing that Republicans fought the Civil War to continue slavery instead of Democrats.
https://www.newsweek.com/biden-decry-gop-voting-laws-worst-challenge-our-democracy-since-civil-war-psaki-1608965
— Joe Biden’s Car Collection: From the Corvette Stingray to an Electric Ford – SAMANTHA LOCK
(DIERSEN: I should write an article that compares and contrasts Biden’s car collection with my car collection.)
https://www.newsweek.com/joe-bidens-car-collection-corvette-stingray-electric-ford-1592808

(FROM THE ARTICLE: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray However, the car reported to be closest to his heart—a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray—was gifted to the then 24-year-old as a wedding present from his father in the August of 1967. The Goodwood-green colored convertible still sits in Biden’s garage and even appeared alongside his presidential campaign. “I love this car. Nothing but incredible memories,” Biden said standing next to the vintage vehicle in a campaign video from August 2020. “Every time I get in I think of my dad and Beau [his late son].” The 1967 variant was the last in the C2 Corvette range. “The Secret Service won’t let me drive it. I’m not allowed to drive anything. It’s the one thing I hate about this job. I’m serious,” Biden said. With up to 350 horsepower, a V8 engine and the ability to reach speeds of 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds, it’s easy to see why Biden treasures the 1967 classic. Appearing on an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage in October of 2016, Biden impressed viewers by taking the comedian for a spin and performing a burnout in his ’67 Corvette Stingray. “I’ve always loved to drive… I like speed,” he told Leno while adding that his sons Beau and Hunter had the car’s engine rebuilt as a Christmas gift. According to Biden at the time, the meeting marked only the third time the Secret Service allowed him to drive his beloved car during his eight-year stint as vice president.)

July 2 Morning Edition

YAHOO FINANCE
— Stogsdill Law Firm Sponsors the 2021 Glen Ellyn Fourth of July Celebration
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about the outstanding Republicans who have helped sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day Parades and Fireworks 2005-2019. Since 2011, they are Michael Barbier, Bob Berlin, Peter Breen, Liam Brennan, Fred Bucholz, Mike Burke, Joe Cantore, Roger Claar, Franco Coladipietro, Mike Connelly, Dan Cronin, Tom Cross, David Diersen, Kirk Dillard, Grant Eckhoff, Tim Elloitt, Sherry Falbo, Paul Fullerton, Bob Gibson, Amy Grant, Bob Grogan, Chris Heidorn, Gwen Henry, Paul Hinds, Babette Holder, Jeanne Ives, Robert Jacobsen, Richard Jorgensen, Chris Kachiroubas, Marty Keller, Bob Kleeman, Mark Kmiecik, Mark Kirk, Brian Krajewski, Bob Larsen, Robert Lyon, Jeff MacKay, Deanne Mazzochi, J.R. McBride, Paula McGowen, James Mendrick, John Millner, Dave Molitor, John Monino, Tom Mouhelis, Chris Nybo, Jim Oberweis, Debra Olson, Sandy Pihos, Karyn Romano, Peter Roskam, Darlene Ruscitti, Evelyn Sanguinetti, Phil Suess, Brian Telander, John Vires, Ann Celine Walsh, Tim Whelan, Kevin Wiley, Karen Wilson, John Zaruba, and Jim Zay. I should also write a book about those who succeeded in stopping Republicans from helping sponsor Wheaton’s 2021 Independence Day Parade and Fireworks.)
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/stogsdill-law-firm-sponsors-2021-140000315.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C., a DuPage County family law practice, is proud to help the Village of Glen Ellyn put on its Independence Day parade and fireworks show. . .The Village of Glen Ellyn will be holding its Independence Day celebration on Sunday, July 4th. After reviewing the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and the State of Illinois’ plans for reopening, the village determined that it would be able to go ahead with the planned festivities while encouraging participants to follow the recommended safety guidelines. . .The festivities will begin with the Fourth of July parade, which will take place at noon in downtown Glen Ellyn. As a Gold-level sponsor, Stogsdill Law Firm will be featured on a banner carried by volunteers in the parade. The village’s fireworks display will take place at dusk at Lake Ellyn Park, located at 645 Lenox Road. Both the parade and the fireworks show will be live-streamed online for those who do not wish to attend in person. For more information about the Fourth of July events, please visit https://www.glenellyn4thofjuly.org/ . Stogsdill Law Firm is proud to support the community in Glen Ellyn by sponsoring the village’s Fourth of July festivities. The firm’s attorneys believe in giving back to their community, and they are happy to be able to help people in the DuPage County area begin to return to normalcy after the difficulties they have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

CITY OF WHEATON
— 2018 FLASHBACK: VIDEO: Wheaton 4th Of July Parade 2018
(DIERSEN: Will Wheaton livestream its 2021 Independence Day Parade?)
https://vimeo.com/showcase/5539848/video/278730979

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— West Side nurse Beverly Miles launches primary bid against Pritzker, aiming to become Illinois’ first Black woman governor – Mitchell Armentrout
(DIERSEN: To defeat Miles, will Pritzker promise to use state government to give even more preference to Democrats who are minority, female, disabled, non-married, parents, veterans, younger, LGBTQers, non-Christian, non-Protestant, and to those who have financial, health, and/or other problems, those who have criminal records, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, etc.?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/7/1/22559591/governor-beverly-miles-running-against-pritzker-primary-illinois-democrat
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As a disabled Army veteran, I live with PTSD. I know what that looks like. I know what that feels like …. In my community, people don’t have access to care.” She said the key issues of her platform include supporting Medicare for all and reparations for descendants of slaves, as well as tamping down gun violence.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more that you promote hatred against Republicans, the more that Democrats promote you.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/7/1/22559632/republican-party-future-indecency-nikki-haley-mitt-romney-mona-charen

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— West Side activist Beverly Miles says she’ll run against Pritzker A former City Council candidate says the governor has “dropped the ball” on key issues for African Americans. – GREG HINZ
(DIERSEN: To defeat Miles, will Pritzker promise to use state government to give even more preference to Democrats who are minority, female, disabled, non-married, parents, veterans, younger, LGBTQers, non-Christian, non-Protestant, and to those who have financial, health, and/or other problems, those who have criminal records, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, etc.?)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/west-side-activist-says-shell-run-against-pritzker
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a statement, Miles said her platform will include Medicare for all, reparations for slavery, jobs for veterans, reducing gun violence and creating “economic development in blighted communities.” In a phone interview, the West Garfield Park resident dropped the “blighted” but otherwise stuck to her view that, despite signing a major criminal justice reform package into law and frequent appearances with Black leaders, Pritzker has “exaggerated” his accomplishments. “The governor dropped the ball on recreational marijuana. We didn’t get our fair share” of sales licenses, she said. “He dropped the ball on curbing street violence. He dropped the ball on mental health.” Miles has an engaging personal story. Her campaign biography notes that she not only raised her own daughter but adopted the children of four of her siblings who were caught in the crack cocaine epidemic. But her political experience is limited to a race for 28th Ward alderman, which she lost to Jason Ervin.)

WLDS
— Village of South Jacksonville To Declare Itself a Second Amendment Sanctuary on July 4 – Benjamin Cox
https://wlds.com/village-of-south-jacksonville-to-declare-itself-a-second-amendment-sanctuary-on-july-4/

ILLINOIS NEWSROOM
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to be LGBTQers.
https://illinoisnewsroom.org/illinois-dcfs-enhances-training-to-support-lgbtq-youth-in-foster-care/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Housing group says landlords have lost $1 billion during pandemic – Kevin Bessler
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/housing-group-says-landlords-have-lost-1-billion-during-pandemic/article_08a4a26a-da97-11eb-a504-f3e9b03ac08a.html

BETTER GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
— Community Ask: ‘I want to look into pay inequities. How do I do that?’ Curious about the salaries of a government agency? Here’s a breakdown of how you can find them using public records and our salaries database. – Olivia Obineme
(DIERSEN: Are/were you accused of being overpaid? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always accused me of being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.bettergov.org/news/community-ask-i-want-to-look-into-pay-inequities-how-do-i-do-that/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Wildly Woke Wheaton College Professor Nathan Cartagena – Laurie Higgins
(DIERSEN: To what extent does Wheaton College agree with Cartagena’s positions? My Democrat superiors in the federal government took many adverse actions against me, including forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, because I had the following position: Employers should not give preference to their employees because of their political affiliation, race, gender, age, veteran status, religion, national origin, or length of time their ancestors were in America. My Democrat superiors in the federal government gave tremendous preference to their Democrat employees who were minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors had not been in America for a long time. While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats.)
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/wildly-woke-wheaton-college-professor-nathan-cartagena/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Education groups decry ‘cancel culture,’ ‘wokeism’ on college campuses – James Varney
(DIERSEN: Who is leading the fight against the promotion of CRT, 1619, BLM, LGBTQ, abortion, illegal immigration, pot, gambling, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and the rest of the Democrat Party platform in your school district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? It should be the officers of a) your Republican township/ward party organization, b) your Republican county party organization, and c) the Illinois Republican Party.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jul/1/education-groups-decry-cancel-culture-wokeism-coll/

FOX NEWS
— Rufo: UNC reversing, giving critical race theorist Hannah-Jones tenure is a symptom of larger problem – Charles Creitz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/rufo-unc-reversing-giving-critical-race-theorist-hannah-jones-tenure-is-a-symptom-of-larger-problem

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Yes, We Should Ban Critical Race Theory from Our Schools Banning CRT is neither coercive nor liberty-infringing. Rather, it is a prudent and necessary first step to salvaging a fractious nation teetering on the brink of collapse. – Josh Hammer
https://amgreatness.com/2021/07/01/yes-we-should-ban-critical-race-theory-from-our-schools/
— Republicans Embrace Immigration Restriction with Trump Border Visit – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2021/07/01/republicans-embrace-immigration-restriction-with-trump-border-visit/

BREITBART
— Sen. Tom Cotton Floats Vetting Senior Military Nominees’ Views of Critical Race Theory – KRISTINA WONG
(DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. For federal employees, the higher the position that you apply for, the more strongly that you must demonstrate that you will advance the Democrat Party platform, most importantly, that you will give preference to employees who are Democrat, and especially those who are minority, female, and/or younger.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/07/01/sen-tom-cotton-floats-vetting-senior-military-nominees-views-of-critical-race-theory/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Schools Use ‘Equity’ as Trojan Horse for Toxic Critical Race Theory – Tamra Farah
(DIERSEN: Who is leading the fight against the promotion of CRT, 1619, BLM, LGBTQ, abortion, illegal immigration, pot, gambling, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and the rest of the Democrat Party platform in your school district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? It should be the officers of a) your Republican township/ward party organization, b) your Republican county party organization, and c) the Illinois Republican Party.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/07/01/schools-use-equity-as-trojan-horse-for-toxic-critical-race-theory/
— Press Military Leaders Up for Promotions Tougher on Critical Race Theory, Cotton Urges – Fred Lucas
(DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. For federal employees, the higher the position that you apply for, the more strongly that you must demonstrate that you will advance the Democrat Party platform, most importantly, that you will give preference to employees who are Democrat, and especially those who are minority, female, and/or younger.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/07/01/press-military-leaders-up-for-promotions-tougher-on-critical-race-theory-cotton-urges/

DAILY CALLER
— Science Conference Announces Entry Fee For White Scientists, None For ‘BIPOC’ Scientists – ELIZABETH LOUISE
https://dailycaller.com/2021/07/01/posea-2021-marine-science-conference-white-scientists-entry-fee-bipoc/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Race-Obsessed 1619 Project Author Gets Tenure at UNC – Gabriel Hays
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/gabriel-hays/2021/07/01/college-cringe-race-obsessed-1619-project-author-gets-tenure

NEWSMAX
— Ben Carson to Newsmax: Critical Race Theory ‘Bunch of Garbage’ – Nick Koutsobinas
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/bencarson-criticalracetheory-schools/2021/07/01/id/1027213/

ONE NEWS NOW
— CRT’s new name isn’t fooling anyone – Bob Kellogg
https://onenewsnow.com/culture/2021/07/01/crts-new-name-isnt-fooling-anyone

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— After-School Coordinator at New Hampshire School Quits Over ‘Anti-White’ Anti-Racism Training – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/07/after-school-coordinator-at-new-hampshire-school-quits-over-anti-white-anti-racism-training/

EPOCH TIMES
— Critical Race Theory: Parents Push Back – Larry Elder
https://www.theepochtimes.com/critical-race-theory-parents-push-back-larry-elder_3883511.html

YAHOO NEWS
— A New Hampshire elementary school coordinator trashed his bosses this week in a viral resignation letter, accusing them of endorsing “dehumanization and hatred of white people” in critical race theory training for staff. – Tori Richards
(DIERSEN: Who is leading the fight against the promotion of CRT, 1619, BLM, LGBTQ, abortion, illegal immigration, pot, gambling, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and the rest of the Democrat Party platform in your school district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? It should be the officers of a) your Republican township/ward party organization, b) your Republican county party organization, and c) the Illinois Republican Party.)
https://news.yahoo.com/school-employee-slams-bosses-over-110000459.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote CRT, that is, ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/02/podcasts/the-daily/critical-race-theory-debate.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/02/arts/1776-2026-A-DIFFERENT-STORY.html
— JUNE 19, 2019 FLASHBACK: America Has Tried Reparations Before. Here Is How It Went. With a renewed focus on reparations for slavery, what lessons can be drawn from payments to victims of other historical injustices in America? – Adeel Hassan and Jack Healy
(DIERSEN: From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that Democrats want you to pay: Republican, conservative, Trump supporter, law enforcement officer, patriotic, White, male, older, non-veteran, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/19/us/reparations-slavery.html
— How to Destroy Truth Americans don’t see the same facts. The real problem is we’ve lost the thread of a common story. – David Brooks
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is false except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/01/opinion/patriotism-misinformation.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Lori Lightfoot’s chaotic leadership in Chicago threatens to squander the promise of her election – Micheline Maynard
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/06/30/lori-lightfoots-chaotic-leadership-chicago-threatens-squander-promise-her-election/

NEW YORK POST
— Cy Vance’s Trump case is straight from a banana republic — punish your political enemies – Dan McLaughlin
(DIERSEN: Those in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who wanted to punish Trump by stopping DuPage Republicans from helping sponsor Wheaton’s 2021 Independence Day Parade and Fireworks succeeded. I should write a book about those who succeeded in stopping Republicans from helping sponsor Wheaton’s 2021 Independence Day Parade and Fireworks. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton. I would focus on those who focus on destroying those like me they cannot manipulate/dominate, who refuse to glorify and praise them, who refuse to pander to them, who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, who refuse to cover-up their wrong doing, and/or who refuse to give them money.)
https://nypost.com/2021/07/01/cy-vances-trump-case-is-straight-from-a-banana-republic/

DALLAS OBSERVER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage cross-dressing.
https://www.dallasobserver.com/arts/an-expected-80000-christian-men-will-gather-in-arlingtons-atandt-stadium-12048926

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs want to use CRT to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-veteran, 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.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/dont-ban-critical-race-instruction-11625178053
— California’s Growing Cultural Blacklist The state expands its Texas sanctions to Florida and others. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who blacklist me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton. I would focus on those who focus on destroying those like me they cannot manipulate/dominate, who refuse to glorify and praise them, who refuse to pander to them, who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, who refuse to cover-up their wrong doing, and/or who refuse to give them money. Of course, blacklisters have their operatives and their dupes do their dirty work.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/californias-growing-cultural-blacklist-11625178675

FORBES
— Biden’s White House Payroll Is Most Expensive In American History – Adam Andrzejewski
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2021/07/01/bidens-white-house-payroll-is-most-expensive-in-american-history/

NEWSWEEK
— Yes, We Should Ban Critical Race Theory from Our Schools. – JOSH HAMMER
(DIERSEN: Who is leading the fight against the promotion of CRT, 1619, BLM, LGBTQ, abortion, illegal immigration, pot, gambling, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and the rest of the Democrat Party platform in your school district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? It should be the officers of a) your Republican township/ward party organization, b) your Republican county party organization, and c) the Illinois Republican Party.)
https://www.newsweek.com/yes-we-should-ban-critical-race-theory-our-schools-opinion-1606216
— DeSantis Vetoes Civic Education Bill – CAMMY PEDROJA
(DIERSEN: According to Democrats, democracy is something to use to get rid of Republicans once and for all, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-veteran, 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.)
https://www.newsweek.com/desantis-vetoes-civic-education-bill-passed-unanimously-after-national-review-op-ed-1606209

PEOPLE
— Black Billionaire Robert L. Johnson, Founder of BET, Calls for Reparations for Slavery. Robert Johnson said “we as a country now must atone by paying Black people of all stripes — the rich ones, the poor ones, and the middle — out of our pocket” – Jason Duaine Hahn
(DIERSEN: From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that Democrats want you to pay: Republican, conservative, Trump supporter, law enforcement officer, patriotic, White, male, older, non-veteran, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://people.com/human-interest/black-billionaire-robert-l-johnson-founder-of-bet-makes-his-case-for-reparations-checks/

TRUTHOUT
— UN Report Calls for Reparations for Victims of Systemic Racist Police Violence – Marjorie Cohn
(DIERSEN: From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that Democrats want you to pay: Republican, conservative, Trump supporter, law enforcement officer, patriotic, White, male, older, non-veteran, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://truthout.org/articles/un-report-calls-for-reparations-for-victims-of-systemic-racist-police-violence/