September 9 Morning Edition

— Your Republican township/ward/county party organization and the Illinois Republican Party should be encouraging everyone in Illinois who is religious, conservative, and/or Republican to speak out at their municipal and county government meetings against the sale of recreational pot. Please urge the following to speak out against pot: your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain; the officers of your Republican township/ward/county party organization; your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee; the IRP officers; the IRP National Committeeman and Committeewoman; Republican elected officials in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, and candidates for the aforesaid offices; religious leaders; conservative leaders; law enforcement leaders; education leaders; medical leaders; etc. – Dave Diersen

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Many marijuana businesses aren’t sure they’ll be ready for recreational sales Jan. 1. Here’s why. – ALLY MAROTTI, DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS (DIERSEN: You should avoid being anywhere near where pot is sold. For that matter, you should avoid being anywhere near where booze is sold or where people gamble.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats do not want immigrants to assimilate.

— Father Pfleger should lead that anti-violence caravan through Chicago first Pfleger does not recognize the danger of restrictions placed on the police, who still manage to confiscate guns and make arrests. – Dan Bartoszewski, Irving Park

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: Suburban police hope saliva holds the solution to the marijuana impairment puzzle – Elena Ferrarin (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who impair themselves with booze and/or pot? What do you say to individuals, to organizations (Democrat Party, etc.), and to governments (State of Illinois, etc.) that encourage everyone to impair themselves with booze and/or pot so that governments get more tax revenue?)
— Palatine village council to discuss recreational marijuana sales
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF ALVAREZ: Leadership changes at tollway mean new positions and salaries – Marni Pyke
— Put pot vote in November 2020, not March – James R. Kreame, Naperville
— Sensitivity in teaching LGBTQ and history – William Juneau, Huntley
(FROM THE LETTER: Same sex marriages are legal and adoptions are now permitted. “Transing” from one gender to another is unusual no matter how you cut it. There is no reason for any hostility to gays and for those that have changed genders, but endorsing and even encouraging it is objectionable to many who have different views and believe strongly in the traditional family with one mom and one dad. There are celebs and great poets and philosophers who have been gay and have made contributions to society, no doubt about it. But the foundations for their good work had nothing to do with their sexual orientation.)
— Cantigny to display beams from World Trade Center – Ann Piccininni (DIERSEN: I had the honor of organizing Wheaton’s 9/11 ceremonies in 2004 and 2005.)
— Naperville Sept. 11 ceremony aims to honor and educate – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: I had the honor of organizing Wheaton’s 9/11 ceremonies in 2004 and 2005.)

— US Health Officials Report New Vaping Deaths, Repeat Warning – AP

— Tell your community to opt out of marijuana – Kathy Valente, Director of Operations, Illinois Family Institute
— Springfield to debate recreational pot restrictions, taxes – Brenden Moore

— New Illinois financial documents expose ‘fair tax’ absurdity

— Elburn continues to weigh pros, cons of potential marijuana businesses Some planning commissioners don’t want dispensary along Main Street – SUSAN O’NEILL

— Bloomington Council to vote Monday night on creating cannabis task force – Howard Packowitz

— Legalized gambling in Illinois can bring unwanted effects – GRACE MALONEY

— Illinois Hit By Record $47 Billion Loss, Ignored by Regular Media. Why? – Mark Glennon

— Comptroller’s order on prevailing wage a political move: Attorney – John Breslin (DIERSEN: What would the prevailing wage be for someone who had a) worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $98,198-$127,654/year; b) worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592/year; c) passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on first attempt; d) became a licensed CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, and Forensic Accountant; and e) earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU, MBA from Loyola, master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, and master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT?)


— LGBT Activists Seek to Destroy Christianity – Fletch Daniels (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity, their operatives, and their dupes have worked the hardest to destroy me. I should write a book about them.)
— An illegals racket so big migrants can now leave Yelp ratings? Check out Michelle Malkin’s new book – Monica Showalter

— Fall of Rome & Lessons to Be Learned – William Federer

— Use What God’s Given You – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: What do you do with your time and with your money? I use my time and my money to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out each and every morning and each and every evening. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes use their time and use their money a) to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid. Attend Milton Township Republican Central Committee meetings and events and watch them in action.)

— Can we stop subsidizing beach houses now? – Editorial

— DHS Drafts Plan to Curb Work Permits for Illegal Migrants – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: From what I see, for their bad jobs, like the ones that I had, employers prefer hiring asylum seekers with work permits rather than citizens of America.)
— 60 Terrifying Reasons Trump Is Right to Reduce Refugees – Michelle Malkin

— The Appalling Double Standard Behind The Politicization Of Mass Shootings – Scott Morefield

— Leftie News Claimed Trump Rallies Were Correlated With Rise in ‘Hate Crimes’ – They Were Very Wrong – P. Gardner Goldsmith

— The Hate-Crime Spike in New York City Has Nothing to Do with White Supremacy – ROBERT CHERRY

— Trump heading to Baltimore, which he previously slammed, for Republican conference – Chandelis Duster

— Four Republicans (DONALD TRUMP, JOE WALSH, BILL WELD, MARK SANFORD), 20 Democrats vie for U.S. presidential nominations (DIERSEN: Will the Trump-hating Republicans in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois support Walsh, Weld, or Sanford?)

— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Democrats Need to Get More Ruthless – David Leonhardt (DIERSEN: Who are the most ruthless Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)

— Ted Cruz and others should stop using Chicago as a punching bag – Lori Lightfoot
— Poor and middle-class Americans are much less likely to survive into their 70s than the wealthy – Christopher Ingraham and Jeff Stein (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)

— Tethered to Trump, California’s GOP hopes for a comeback in a solidly blue state – CHRISTINE MAI-DUC

— Your Expense Report Is a Window Into Your Soul How you handle the costs you run up on company time can hint at whether your job is making you happy, or even your sense of ethics and fairness – Sue Shellenbarger (DIERSEN: In 1974, when I was 25 years old, my Democrat IRS superiors used my claiming partial day per diem to destroy my IRS career. SEE:

— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, UNACCEPTABLE: At least 8 million illegal aliens hold down jobs meant for U.S. citizens or legal immigrants – Chris Ford (DIERSEN: But how many of these jobs are “bad” jobs? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes crow that they have never had to take and that they never would take “bad” jobs like the ones I took. 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.)

— Why Conservatives Are Turning Against Higher Education College isn’t providing an effective engine of upward mobility for most Americans. – Reihan Salam
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At a recent gathering of conservatives, for example, Hawley drew a straight line from the declining economic prospects of non-college-educated workers to a number of social maladies. “Just about any American worker without a four-year college degree will have a hard time in the cosmopolitan economy. Maybe that’s one reason why marriage rates among working-class Americans are falling, why birth rates are falling, why life expectancy is falling. All the while, an epidemic of suicide and drug addiction ravages every sector, every age group, every geography of the working class.” This divergence of the economic prospects of the college-educated and non-college-educated is hardly a new development. What is new, though, is the growing interest among Republican lawmakers, Hawley included, in doing something about it legislatively. One implication of the senator’s remarks is that Congress ought to be more solicitous of the interests of the non-college-educated, and to that end the senator recently introduced legislation that, according to The Hill, would allow low-income students to use federal dollars currently earmarked for higher education to pursue vocational training. Leaving aside the merits of Hawley’s proposal, there is reason to believe that it is good politics, or rather good Republican politics. As the Pew Research Center finds in a new survey, there’s been a sharp increase in dissatisfaction with America’s colleges and universities among Republicans in recent years, and it makes perfect sense for right-of-center policy makers to want to do something about it. Consider the changing composition of America’s major-party coalitions. Shortly after the 2018 midterms, Adam Harris observed that the Trump presidency was accelerating the “diploma divide,” which refers to the starkly different voting patterns of college-educated white voters and those without a degree, a split that is unique to whites. In the midterms, Republicans did 16 points better among whites without a college degree, while securing the votes of only 45 percent of their college-educated counterparts. In contrast, when George H. W. Bush defeated Michael Dukakis in 1988, he did so in part by winning college-educated white voters by 20 points. Another factor in the diploma divide is the gender gap in college attendance and completion. In the 1980s, women began graduating from college in higher numbers than men, and since then, their advantage has only widened. Today, you have to go up to the 60-and-over demographic before you find men outnumbering women among college graduates. The diploma divide has also had implications for partisan geography. When Republicans lost the House in 2006, half of their vulnerable seats were in districts that had more college graduates than the national average; that number was 70 percent for the 2018 midterms.)

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Record High Marijuana Use and Vaping A new survey finds increased marijuana use and vaping by college students who view these substances as safe. – Jeremy Bauer-Wolf

— How to Handle Toxic Coworkers – Martha Wilson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the most toxic Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. officials, members, and employees. They focus on destroying the aforesaid organizations.)

— Fox News Isn’t Worried About Trump’s Attacks The president’s negative tweets about the network barely registered inside its headquarters. – ELAINA PLOTTPETER NICHOLAS (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who a) attack me, b) attack my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and c) attack those who read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)

— Newsmax tasks longtime Bill O’Reilly executive producer with helping network take on Fox “There is a growing disenchantment with Fox News, and we are definitely seeing a rise in viewership with Newsmax” – TRAVIS GETTYS (DIERSEN: Everyone sees that I promote conservative organizations (Illinois Conservative Union, Illinois Policy Institute, Illinois Opportunity Project, Illinois News Network, Illinois Family Institute, Illinois Family Action, Illinois Review, etc.) and Republican organizations (Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, etc.), their websites, their events, etc. Everyone sees how the aforesaid organizations treat me.)

— Poverty in America a Literal ‘Death Sentence,’ Says Sanders, Following Devastating GAO Report “If we do not urgently act to solve the economic distress of millions of Americans, a whole generation will be condemned to early death.” – Jake Johnson (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)