August 17 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “If only we could ‘unfriend’ Trump.”
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-sun-times/…/282286731911065

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with Guatemala and other foreign countries against America.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190816/trump-wants-us-bound-asylum-seekers-to-find-refuge-in-guatemala-instead-guatemala-isnt-ready

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Ammons disappointed by exclusion from Davis’ upcoming event at Parkland – Adalberto Toledo
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/ammons-disappointed-by-exclusion-from-davis-upcoming-event-at-parkland/article_df1411cf-ca55-5586-80d2-6bdde658a03a.html

DEKALB DAILY JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/08/15/olson-marijuana-businesses-will-become-normal/aqdh2tn/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Netflix Curbs Tobacco Use Onscreen, But Not Pot. What’s Up With That? – NEDA ULABY 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/netflix-curbs-tobacco-use-onscreen-not-pot-whats#stream/0

KANE COUNTY REPORTER
— Oberweis supports term limits for Congress – Glenn Minnis
https://kanecountyreporter.com/stories/513001445-oberweis-supports-term-limits-for-congress

ILLINOIS BUSINESS DAILY
— Illinois has 9th highest identity theft rate among the 50 states
https://ilbusinessdaily.com/stories/513056410-illinois-has-9th-highest-identity-theft-rate-among-the-50-states-study-finds

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— What’s Going on in the Congressional Races
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/17/whats-going-on-in-the-congressional-races/

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Federal Court Allows Trump To Reject Asylum Seekers At Border – Jamie Weinstein 
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/08/federal-court-allows-trump-to-reject-asylum-seekers-at-border/

FEDERALIST
— The New York Times Is Clueless About Conservatives A recently released transcript shows just how biased the New York Times really is and how little they want to do to fix it. – David Marcus
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/16/the-new-york-times-is-clueless-about-conservatives/
— Yes, Schools Are Too Girly For Boys. Here’s How To Fix That Helping restore the lack of masculinity in our society involves recognizing that boys are different than girls and have specific educational needs. – Auguste Meyrat
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/16/schools-girly-boys-fix/

TOWNHALL
— Tlaib Bumbles Into Revealing Her Undeniable Priority: Bigoted Anti-Israel Propaganda – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2019/08/16/tlaibs-bigotry-and-idiocy-reveals-her-true-intentions-n2551810

ONE NEWS NOW
— Franklin Graham: GOP mayor on solid biblical ground – Chris Woodward 
https://onenewsnow.com/church/2019/08/17/franklin-graham-gop-mayor-on-solid-biblical-ground

NOQ REPORT
— Google’s social justice warrior workforce is making demands about ICE – Lorie Wimble 
https://noqreport.com/2019/08/16/googles-social-justice-warrior-workforce-making-demands-ice-cbp/

CNN
— Ken Cuccinelli has talked about undocumented immigrants as ‘invaders’ since at least 2007 – Andrew Kaczynski (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, Trump-haters illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally invade America.)
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/17/politics/kfile-ken-cuccinelli-immigration-invasion-rhetoric/index.html

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To defeat Trump in 2020, Trump-hates are doing everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/recession-signs-worry-trump-ahead-2020-65022715

NEW YORK TIMES
— America holds onto an undemocratic assumption from its founding: that some people deserve more power than others. – Jamelle Bouie (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, and especially against those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and/or draft avoiders.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/republicans-racism-african-americans.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use children as cannon fodder.
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-16/la-me-immigrant-children-protections

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— California’s Biggest Cities Confront a ‘Defecation Crisis’ Lawmakers ban plastic straws as a far worse kind of waste covers the streets of San Francisco and L.A. – Charles Kesler
https://www.wsj.com/articles/californias-biggest-cities-confront-a-defecation-crisis-11565994160

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
— Democrats cross the racial Rubicon with Trump – J. PEDER ZANE
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/article234073917.html

OMAHA WORLD HERALD
— Social media? More like anti-social media – Tom Purcell
https://www.omaha.com/opinion/tom-purcell-social-media-more-like-anti-social-media/article_1c03a0ee-1085-50ce-bd1f-ab21d41682d7.html

TOWN COURIER
— City Councilman Robert Wu Seeks Second Term – Ellyn Wexler 
http://towncourier.com/city-councilman-robert-wu-seeks-second-term/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Many of the skills Wu has honed during his day job—as senior attorney at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)—have helped him become effective in his City of Gaithersburg position. “I often find myself in the role of interpreting ordinances, parsing out legalese when amendments to existing language are proposed, and, at least in one instance, actually drafting an ordinance,” he said. “At GAO,” Wu explained, “I serve in a quasi-judicial role, adjudicating bid protests filed with our office. The skillset is very similar to that used in deciding matters brought before the city council, including fairmindedness, the ability to absorb large records and ultimately render a decision.” “A firm belief that process matters” also factors into both jobs. “As companies who file protests with GAO understand, while we might not necessarily agree with them in the end, each argument raised is heard and carefully considered,” Wu said. “The same goes for my work at city council. Each individual who takes their valuable time to appear before us or submit written matters has to know that their views have been heard and seriously considered.”)

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/americas-exclusionary-past-and-present-and-the-judgment-of-history

MAYO CLINIC
— Diabetes (DIERSEN: Recently, a Libertarian argued that for a diabetic like me to fail to keep their blood sugar level in control was far more damaging than smoking pot. He could see that I was obese. I had just told him that I spend 10+ hours a day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out instead of exercising or sleeping.) 
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20371451

KIPLINGER
— Are You on Track? Financial Planning Goals for Every Decade of Your Life – Jamie P. Hopkins (DIERSEN: In politics, sadly, tragically, the less financially secure that you are, the more likely that you will succumb and become someone’s operative or someone’s dupe. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are beyond furious that I have a $53,316/year COLA-adjusted Civil Service Retirement System pension for life, $2,118/year COLA-adjusted Social Security for life, approximate $18,000/year federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy for life, retirement savings, 915 Cove Court in Wheaton, six cars and an SUV, no children to support, etc.) 
https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/retirement/T047-S014-are-you-on-track-financial-goals-for-every-decade/index.html

TIME
— El Paso Mayor Says President Trump Called Him a RINO – BILLY PERRIGO (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What do Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs in Republican organizations in Illinois do? ANSWER: They discourage me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out. They discourage everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They turn everyone that they can against me, including those who run the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream, those who ran the Wheaton Bowl, Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) members, Wheaton City Council members, and voters in my precinct. They make false accusations against me and demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me at MTRCC meetings. They intimidate/threaten those who might come to my defense. They discourage Republican candidates, elected officials, party leaders, and organizations from helping sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parade and fireworks. They promote booze, gambling, pot, and other vices.)
https://time.com/5653918/trump-attack-el-paso-mayor/

WIKIPEDIA
— Negative campaigning (DIERSEN: If you seek a government office or a political office, you should expect that sooner or later, your opponents will engage in negative campaigning against you. I am seeking appointment to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy. Even though there is no chance that I will be selected, my opponents in Wheaton’s West District are engaging in negative campaigning against me. At the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) August 14, 2019 meeting at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream, two of my fellow MTRCC members in Wheaton’s West District falsely charged me with harassing the hotel’s employees. In addition, one of them, in front of an attorney, said that he was going to do everything that he could to stop everyone from reading my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.) 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negative_campaigning

(FROM THE POSTING: Negative campaigning or mudslinging is the process of deliberate spreading negative information about someone or something to worsen the public image of the described. Deliberate spreading of such information can be motivated either by honest desire of the campaigner to warn others against real dangers or deficiencies of the described, or by the campaigner’s dishonest ideas on methods of winning in political, business or other spheres of competition against an honest rival. The public image of an entity can be defined as reputation, esteem, respect, acceptance of the entity’s appearance, values and behavior by the general public of a given territory and/or a social group, possibly within time limits. As target groups of public and their values differ, so negativity or positivity of a public image is relative; thus, to be successful, negative campaigning has to take into account current values of the group it addresses. The degree of strictness in practicing the group’s values as opposed to its tolerance for violating the norms has also to be taken into consideration.)

August 16 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Teen vaping concerns rise along with reports of lung damage – John Garcia
https://abc7chicago.com/health/teen-vaping-concerns-rise-along-with-reports-of-lung-damage-/5470839/

WGN TV
— Republicans test new ideas at Illinois State Fair as they plan to rebuild – TAHMAN BRADLEY
https://wgntv.com/2019/08/15/republicans-test-new-ideas-at-illinois-state-fair-as-they-plan-to-rebuild/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville City Council next week to consider banning retail pot sales – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-city-council-agenda-recreational-pot-st-20190815-o7zhuhty3be7ldz724qg575mjy-sto
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says that Trump is “an avatar for Nazis.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-israel-omar-tlaib-tariffs-cuccinelli-week-in-review-huppke-20190816-hjfjiwe3z5dm3lhixiburriqky-story.html
— Illinois sues over new rule that could deny green cards to those on public aid: ‘It’s another attempt … to intimidate immigrants’ – ELVIA MALAGÓN (DIERSEN: The more public that you need/want, the more likely that you vote for Democrats.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-trump-rule-green-cards-public-aid-immigrants-20190816-iavlpvbuxrc2znikvctawzlqey-story.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: ‘It’s the racial stuff’: Illinois prison banned, removed books on black history and empowerment from inmate education program – Peter Nickeas
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-illinois-prison-books-removed-inmate-education-20190815-6xlrmfwmovdxnbc3ohvsx6edgu-story.html
— DuPage County Board members spar over appointing tech firm CEO to RTA board – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-split-vote-rta-board-appointment-st-0818-20190814-t2v6v2hj3vgzvi7u36dn7v5zyu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot says she needs Springfield’s help to erase $1 billion-plus shortfall But the mayor still offered no specifics on the kind of help she will seek; it could include permission to raise the estate transfer tax, as well as allowing the city to tax professional services, including attorneys and accountants. – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: Do you have a budget shortfall? Since 1997, in today’s dollars, I have had a $74,338/year budget shortfall. In today’s dollars, my GS-13 Step 10 GAO salary was $127,654/year. My Civil Service Retirement System pension is only $53,316/year, or only 42% of what my salary was.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/8/15/20807416/lightfoot-chicago-budget-deficit-taxes-illinois-state-legislature

DAILY HERALD
— The continuing need to defend our free press – Editorial (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 a) to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS together and sending them out and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190816/editorial-the-continuing-need-to-defend-our-free-press
— Man charged with hate crime for attacking Hispanic biker – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190815/news/308159944/
— College committed to fair outcome for all – Frank Napolitano, Chairman of the Board, College of DuPage
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190816/college-committed-to-fair-outcome-for-all

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in getting religious people to hate individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Christian-left-is-rising-in-America-appalled-14319103.php

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Scalise, GOP officials rally to build party – Bernard Schoenburg and Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190815/scalise-gop-officials-rally-to-build-party
— Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair
https://www.sj-r.com/photogallery/LS/20190815/NEWS/815009998/PH/1

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Health official: Vaping’s far from harmless, especially for teens – Debra Pressey 
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/health-official-vaping-s-far-from-harmless-especially-for-teens/article_78f0dcda-05bb-53fc-a022-c7db7662d200.html

SOUTHERN
— Township consolidation law may be first of many government reduction efforts in Illinois – REBECCA ANZEL (DIERSEN: Of course, to turn township officials, township employees, voters in unincorporated areas, etc. against me, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I want township consolidation.)
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/township-consolidation-law-may-be-first-of-many-government-reduction/article_39c05ce3-77b3-5a36-b08c-91cdcbc2365d.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Reps. Scalise, Davis talk gun policy at Illinois Republican Day – Nikki McGee
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/scalise-tells-illinois-gop-it-can-recover-by-rebuilding

RADIO IOWA
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Rock Island medical pot provider ramps up for Illinois recreational use
https://www.radioiowa.com/2019/08/16/rock-island-medical-pot-provider-ramps-up-for-illinois-recreational-use/

KCRG
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: City of Galena drafts ordinance for the sale of recreational marijuana – Maggie Wedlake
https://www.kcrg.com/content/news/City-of-Galena-drafts-ordinance-for-the-sale-of-recreational-marijuana–545724661.html

EVANSTON NOW
— Panel seeks tax break for black homeowners – Bill Smith (DIERSEN: Do any of the 10 who are seeking to be appointed to fill the Wheaton City Council West District vacancy favor something like this for Wheaton?)
https://evanstonnow.com/story/government/bill-smith/equity/2019-08-16/82700/panel-seeks-tax-break-for-black-homeowners
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The resolution said the measures would help “remedy the city’s role in historical and institutional racism and discrimination.” The resolution adds that while much of the “wealth and opportunity gap” affecting black residents are tied to home loan redlining practices in parts of the 2nd and 5th Wards, the commission didn’t want to limit the reparations programs to residents in those neighborhoods. The panel ducked addressing issues regarding how the policies might be implemented, “acknowledging that additional research and data are necessary to create a fair and equitable process and determine the long-term sustainability of the funding sources.”)

DAILY LINE
— Ghosts of Trump, Rauner present as Illinois GOP vows to rebuild from ground up – Hannah Meisel 
http://thedailyline.net/chicago/08/16/2019/ghosts-of-trump-rauner-present-as-illinois-gop-vows-to-rebuild-from-ground-up/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— ISRA Director: Restrictive gun laws ‘make the bad guys’ job easier and safer’ – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/512924766-isra-director-restrictive-gun-laws-make-the-bad-guys-job-easier-and-safer

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL SEN. DURBIN THREATENS THE U.S. SUPREME COURT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/il-sen-durbin-threatens-the-us-supreme-court.html
— BIG GOVERNMENT, SHRINKING ECONOMY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/big-government-shrinking-economy.html
— ROSSI: THE HIGH PRICE OF BEING RAISED WITHOUT YOUR FATHER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/rossi-the-high-price-of-being-raised-without-your-father.html
— THE NET WORTH OF EVERY 2020 DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE (DIERSEN: Should the 10 candidates who want to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy be required to disclose their a) assets, b) liabilities, c) net worth, d) source and amounts of income, and e) expenses? What if they own pot stocks? What if they own stock in companies that employ illegals) 
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/the-net-worth-of-every-2020-democrat-presidential-candidate.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Conservative LGBTQ Republican group endorses Trump for reelection Log Cabin Republicans protest ‘radical left’ distortion of his policy – Jennifer Harper (DIERSEN: By definition, a group that promotes LGBTQ activity is not religious, conservative, or Republican.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/16/conservative-lgbtq-republican-group-endorses-donal/
— Democrats accused of fueling attacks on cops, ICE with incendiary political rhetoric – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/15/democrats-fuel-attacks-police-ice-incendiary-polit/

FOX NEWS
— Trump tells NH rallygoers ‘we have a bunch of socialists or communists to beat’ — as Dem rivals gather nearby – Gregg Re 
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-new-hampshire-rally-dems-nearby

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Left’s Madcap Social Engineering – Daren M. Williams
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/the_lefts_madcap_social_engineering.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Trump’s Nationalist Report Card: A Solid C The president has done some things right and some things wrong, though whether voters will grade on a curve remains to be seen. – ROBERT W. MERRY
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/trumps-nationalist-report-card-a-solid-c/

BREITBART
— Donald Trump Rips Democrats for Calling Supporters ‘Nazis’ – CHARLIE SPIERING (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, if you do not hate Trump, Trump-haters will call you a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things, and especially if you are a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/15/donald-trump-rips-democrats-for-calling-supporters-nazis/

FEDERALIST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, you are discriminated against if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/16/anti-discrimination-policies-didnt-help-people-targeted-lgbt-identity-work/

NEWSMAX
— Cory Booker Proposes Office to Fight White Supremacy (DIERSEN: Of course, all the employees in this office would be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/cory-booker-office-fight-white-supremacy/2019/08/15/id/928636/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Deception? CBS Omitted Clip of U.S. Attorney Pledging to Prosecute Employers of Illegals – Nicholas Fondacaro 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2019/08/15/deception-cbs-omitted-clip-us-attorney-pledging-prosecute

NOQ REPORT
— It’s time to punish businesses that employ illegal aliens – JD Rucker
https://noqreport.com/2019/08/16/time-punish-businesses-employ-illegal-aliens/
— After ICE raids, Koch Foods has job fair, receives hundreds of applications – Kerry Marasco (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://noqreport.com/2019/08/15/ice-raids-koch-foods-job-fair-receives-hundreds-applications/

ONE NEWS NOW
— We complain, we console – then we cave By granting “unrestricted access” to a Chicago-area transgender student, a state agency has succumbed to what a family advocate calls a “trans-cultic assumption” that biological sex has no relevance when it comes to the issue of privacy. – Bob Kellogg 
https://onenewsnow.com/education/2019/08/15/we-complain-we-console-then-we-cave

GATEWAY PUNDIT
— Thousands of Supporters Locked Out of Trump Rally as Hundreds of Empty Seats in New Hampshire Arena Went Unfilled – Kristinn Taylor
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/08/wth-thousands-locked-out-of-trump-rally-as-hundreds-of-empty-seats-in-new-hampshire-arena-went-unfilled/

THE HILL
— Trump seeks to project confidence on economy at New Hampshire rally – MORGAN CHALFANT AND BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/457658-trump-seeks-to-project-confidence-on-economy-at-new-hampshire-rally
— Illinois man charged with hate crime after allegedly telling motorcyclist to ‘go back to your country,’ chasing him with ice pick – JOHN BOWDEN 
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/457614-illinois-man-charged-with-hate-crime-after-telling-motorcyclist

POLITICO
— Trump vows to revive ‘Pocahontas’ attack against Warren – MATTHEW CHOI (DIERSEN: My Milton Township Republican Central Committee and other critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes attack me as being “too conservative.” But from I see, sooner or later, they will attack me as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. How should I respond?) 
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/15/trump-pocahontas-warren-attack-1466075

NBC NEWS
— Trump in New Hampshire: ‘You have no choice but to vote for me’ In a week when bond markets flashed what has historically been a major recession warning, the president again argued that if he lost, the stock market would plummet. – Shannon Pettypiece
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-new-hampshire-you-have-no-choice-vote-me-n1043001

NEW YORK TIMES
— Mississippi Plants Knowingly Hired Undocumented Workers, ICE Says Affidavits unsealed in federal court after last week’s raids show that federal agents believe the companies “willfully and unlawfully” hired undocumented immigrants. – Mihir Zaveri and Christine Hauser
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/us/ice-raids-mississippi-plants.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Of course, to defeat Trump in 2020, Trump-haters are doing everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/opinion/trump-economy.html

WASHINGTON POST
— At rally, Trump defends economic record amid worries of a downturn – Josh Dawsey, Colby Itkowitz and Laura Hughes (DIERSEN: Of course, to defeat Trump in 2020, Trump-haters are doing everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/at-rally-trump-defends-economic-record-amid-worries-of-a-downturn/2019/08/15/75512678-bf7c-11e9-b873-63ace636af08_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in promoting hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/15/nearly-half-americans-say-trump-has-increased-threat-mass-shootings/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— FDR only allowed 1,000 refugees to escape Hitler’s Germany. My family was among them – DAVID MICHAELS (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, Trump-haters paint citizens of foreign countries as being Jews in Hitler’s Germany.)
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-08-15/oswego-jewish-refugees-henry-gibbins-roosevelt-america

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Any Economic Downturn Could Scramble Trump’s 2020 Strategy The president projects optimism about the economy and his re-election chances, but his advisers are watching markets closely – Andrew Restuccia and Rebecca Ballhaus (DIERSEN: Of course, to defeat Trump in 2020, Trump-haters are doing everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/any-economic-downturn-could-scramble-trumps-2020-strategy-11565898073
— The Reach of Shootings in America Since 2017 when the U.S. experienced the deadliest mass shooting in its modern history, a network of victims and their families has grown – Vivien Ngo, Jim Oberman and Elisa Cho
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-reach-of-shootings-in-america-11565947800

FORBES
— The Net Worth Of Every 2020 Presidential Candidate – Dan Alexander (DIERSEN: Should the 10 candidates who want to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy be required to disclose their a) assets, b) liabilities, c) net worth, d) source and amounts of income, and e) expenses? What if they own pot stocks? What if they own stock in companies that employ illegals) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2019/08/14/heres-the-net-worth-of-every-2020-presidential-candidate/#33a3d13a37c5

FRESNO BEE
— Fresno Unified board censures Terry Slatic amid rising legal costs, pleas for recall – ASHLEIGH PANOO (DIERSEN: Instead of following its bylaws concerning censure, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) censures MTRCC members a) by giving the microphone to MTRCC members to make vicious false accusations against MTRCC members at MTRCC meetings and b) denying censured MTRCC members the opportunity to respond. That happened again at MTRCC’s August 14, 2019 meeting.)
https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/education/article233549787.html

KANSAS CITY STAR
— Overland Park limits what public can bring up at its meetings. Residents want change – SARAH RITTER (DIERSEN: Those who run Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) meetings a) give the microphone to nasty MTRCC members who make vicious false accusations against me and b) refuse to give me the microphone to defend myself.)
https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article233957927.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Fifth Ward Councilman Faris Farassati is spearheading the effort to implement what he calls an “open microphone” period at City Council and committee meetings.)

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Why 90% of Democrats think Trump is racist while 90% of Republicans think he’s not.”
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-donald-trump-racism-dog-whistles-democrats-republicans-20190815-swpjtxdadjapbgxufrpvmixfs4-story.html

ACCOUNTING TODAY
— IRS budget cuts cost $34.3B in lost revenue from big business – Michael Cohn (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS for almost 9 years. I worked for GAO on audits of IRS for 3 years.)
https://www.accountingtoday.com/news/irs-budget-cuts-mean-34-3b-in-lost-revenue-from-big-business

LAWYERS
— Marijuana Laws Affect Employees And Employers – Sidney L. Gold
https://blogs.lawyers.com/attorney/labor-and-employment/marijuana-laws-affect-employees-and-employers-56804/

ATLANTIC
— Trump’s ‘Invasion’ Was a Corporate Recruitment Drive Last week’s raid was a case study in how an industry with a history of defying the law has managed to shift the blame onto workers. – Eric Schlosser (DIERSEN: RINOs want cheap labor. RINOs dominate the Republican Party. If Trump imposed E-Verify, RINOs would immediately end Trump’s presidency.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/08/trumps-invasion-was-a-corporate-recruitment-drive/596230/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those who hate Whites and those who hate America promote hatred against Whites and against America.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/16/us-mexico-border-hispanic-invasion-latinx-history

August 15 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Beleaguered state GOP gathers at Illinois State Fair to hear from Louisiana U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise – RICK PEARSON and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-state-fair-republicans-day-20190815-vhc5vhc4mzbyjan36sj72an6he-story.html
— GOP Rep. Steve King, while defending his call for a ban on all abortions, suggests rapes and incest helped populate the world – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-steve-king-abortion-rape-incest-iowa-20190815-icybtfprbbhhbpbksvammq25uq-story.html
— For CNN’s Cuomo, it’s now Fredo, forever. – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-chris-cuomo-kass-20190815-ali4lj3mazekjmzbxwjlv6heve-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois congressional Republicans intent on blocking Blagojevich clemency “I requested that we have an opportunity to weigh in before a final decision is made,” Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Ill., told the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/8/14/20806417/illinois-congressional-republicans-intent-on-blocking-rod-blagojevich-clemency
— Battle for the bench: State Supreme Court hopefuls tout credentials, connections, compassion ahead of Dem slating Sitting Supreme Court Justice P. Scott Neville could indeed have a fight ahead. He is one of seven candidates actively running for the seat in next year’s election. – Rachel Hinton (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. My seeking to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy resulted in some Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) members taking adverse actions against me before and during MTRCC’s meeting yesterday evening. Which of the other nine candidates do those MTRCC members want to be appointed? Do those candidates want pot to be sold in Wheaton?) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/14/20806255/illinois-supreme-court-cook-democratic-slating-neville-howse-reyes-epstein

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: College of DuPage faculty wants mediator to help settle contract talks – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190814/college-of-dupage-faculty-wants-mediator-to-help-settle-contract-talks
— Like it or not, age will be an issue in 2020 presidential campaign – Byron York (DIERSEN: I am 70 years old. All my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes have always promoted age discrimination a) because they want get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) because they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190815/like-it-or-not-age-will-be-an-issue-in-2020-presidential-campaign

ABC7
— Illinois joins lawsuit against new Trump administration rules denying green cards to immigrants on food stamps – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-joins-lawsuit-against-new-rules-denying-green-cards-to-immigrants-on-food-stamps/5468491/

WGN TV
— Governor’s Day at state fair but Blagojevich on minds of many – TAHMAN BRADLEY
https://wgntv.com/2019/08/14/governors-day-at-state-fair/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Communications problem hampers bipartisanship attempt – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190814/bernard-schoenburg-communications-problem-hampers-bipartisanship-attempt
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Traditionally, the two political days at the State Fair are reserved for parties to enthuse the base with the message. Certainly, on Wednesday, when U.S. House Speaker NANCY PELOSI spoke at the Crowne Plaza to the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association brunch, it fit that script. And Thursday is GOP Day at the fair. But freshman Democratic Gov. J.B. PRITZKER framed the picnic he hosted (and paid for personally) at the Director’s Lawn at the State Fair as a bipartisan event, and said he invited all lawmakers, including Republicans. Well, House GOP Leader JIM DURKIN, R-Western Springs, said he never got an invitation, and ELENI DEMERTZIS, his spokeswoman, said some others in the caucus she checked with didn’t receive invitations either. . .Durkin said had he received the invitation, he probably would have attended.)

HERALD & REVIEW
— Marijuana stores on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile? – Ally Marotti and Ryan Ori (DIERSEN: Which of the 10 candidates for Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy want pot shops on Roosevelt road?)
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/marijuana-stores-on-chicago-s-magnificent-mile/article_c98ab3b8-8928-5aee-a9b1-d58f0845fbdf.html
— Pritzker hosts first Governor’s Day at Illinois State Fair – JERRY NOWICKI
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/pritzker-hosts-first-governor-s-day-at-illinois-state-fair/article_b27c22e2-29c1-5ede-89af-484bd3e15f3d.html

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DeKalb City Council shows support for pot shops – KELSEY RETTKE
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/08/13/dekalb-city-council-shows-support-for-pot-shops/ah5kl39/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/08/14/solari-more-revenue-good-for-municipalities/agqki3z/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Cullerton charges show how politicians say one thing, do another – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/courts-police-fire/jim-dey-cullerton-charges-show-how-polticians-say-one-thing/article_51ddfcc6-cd96-526c-b978-7aecdac8f502.html

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Is Trump a racist? Ask media, any Democrat – JOHN DONALD O’SHEA
https://qconline.com/opinion/columnists/is-trump-a-racist-ask-media-any-democrat/article_fddf0eaa-6b07-507c-950b-dd160cc64335.html

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Starting a pot shop will be hard, expensive in Illinois – Lauren Kostiuk
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/starting-a-pot-shop-will-be-hard-expensive-in-illinois

WSPY NEWS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Some Board Members Support Cannabis Sales in Kendall County on January 1, 2020 – James Wyman
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/some-board-members-support-cannabis-sales-in-kendall-county-on/article_fb181bd2-bdfa-11e9-9d7b-cb52e2b91f55.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Look What’s in Store for Public School Students in Illinois–YIKES! – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/look-whats-in-store-for-public-school-students-in-illinois-yikes/

CAPITOL FAX
— Republican hopeful slams “slick Dick Durbin,” claims “wrong people” moved into Lake County, says Democrats “heading for evil”
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/15/republican-hopeful-slams-slick-dick-durbin-claims-wrong-people-moved-into-lake-county-says-democrats-heading-for-evil/
— For third time, White rules out reelection, but claims he’ll serve out full term
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/15/for-third-time-white-rules-out-reelection-but-claims-hell-serve-out-full-term/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illinois seeking to bar ex-governor from practicing law – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/14/illinois-seeking-to-bar-ex-governor-from-practicin/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— MSNBC analyst compares Trump supporters to a ‘terrorist organization’ – Mike Brest
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/msnbc-analyst-compares-trump-supporters-to-a-terrorist-organization

FOX NEWS
— Buttigieg reportedly helped create a phone tree to alert families about ICE raids – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/buttigieg-phone-tree-ice-raids

AMERICAN THINKER
— Whistleblower: American Thinker was on Google’s blacklist of news sites – Peter Barry Chowka (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who work the hardest a) to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. They focus on turning everyone against me. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/whistleblower_american_thinker_was_on_googles_blacklist_of_news_sites.html
— A Shining City upon a Hill, Besieged – Veronika Kyrylenko
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/a_shining_city_upon_a_hill_besieged.html

DAILY SIGNAL
— How LGBTQ Groups Are Quietly Dismantling Norms, Changing Education – Dennis Prager 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/08/14/how-lgbtq-groups-are-quietly-dismantling-norms-changing-education/

DAILY CALLER
— Everyday Americans Shoulder The Burden Of The Immigration Crisis – CAITLIN MCFALL
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/14/everyday-americans-shoulder-the-burden-of-the-immigration-crisis/

JP MEDIA
— Fake News: Trump Official Did Not Say Statue of Liberty Poem Was Only for Europeans – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/fake-news-trump-official-did-not-say-statue-of-liberty-poem-was-only-for-europeans/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Another state mandates history of homosexuals – Chris Woodward 
https://onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2019/08/15/another-state-mandates-history-of-homosexuals

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, White-haters promote hatred of Whites.
https://ijr.com/cory-booker-proposes-office-fight-white-supremacy/

HUFFINGTON POST
— Tea Party Ex-Congressman Joe Walsh Apologizes For Helping Elect ‘Unfit Con Man’ Trump The former Illinois representative urges a new primary challenge for the “reckless” and “incompetent” president. – Ed Mazza
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joe-walsh-apology-trump-support_n_5d54b573e4b0d8840fee7d75

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— ICE raids raise question: What about the employers? – NOMAAN MERCHANT (DIERSEN: Are you employed? If so, how many illegals work for your employer?)
https://apnews.com/e7113c50a6fd4d2688fc2f2b8a9a91cd

CBS NEWS
— CEOs rake in 940% more than 40 years ago, while average workers earn 12% more – KATE GIBSON (DIERSEN: In today’s dollars, my GS-12 Step 5 IRS salary 40 years ago in 1979 was $93,592.) 
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ceo-pay-in-940-more-than-40-years-ago-workers-make-12-more/

NBC NEWS
— El Paso, racism and rhetoric: The growing toll of bigotry in America For some Americans who are members of minority groups, the intersection of hate and violence has become a looming source of fear. – Janell Ross and Suzanne Gamboa (DIERSEN: Conservatives are a minority in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Illinois Republican Party (IRP). One can see that by attending MTRCC, DCRCC, and IRP meetings and events. Anti-conservatives are glorified and praised at those meetings and events. Conservatives like me are ostracized and even worse things.) 
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/el-paso-racism-rhetoric-growing-toll-bigotry-america-n1042511

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/14/opinion/immigrants-raids-public-charge.html
— Joe Walsh: Trump Needs a Primary Challenge The case for a contender from the right. – Joe Walsh
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/14/opinion/joe-walsh-trump-primary.html

WASHINGTON POST
— No reparations check of any amount could substitute for an apology – Jonathan Capehart (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want me to apologize for causing a) all of their problems, b) all of your problems, c) all of my problems, and d) all of anyone’s problems. They want me to apologize for causing all of the losses that Republican candidates have suffered in Illinois since 2000, and especially for causing all losses suffered by Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/15/no-reparations-check-any-amount-could-substitute-an-apology/
— Trump’s claim his deregulatory actions are saving American households $3,000 a year – Glenn Kessler
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/15/trumps-claim-his-deregulatory-moves-are-saving-american-households-year/
— More states are banning questions about salary history in job interviews. What to say if you’re asked about it anyway. – Jena McGregor (DIERSEN: In today’s dollars, my ending GS-13 Step 10 GAO salary in 1997 was $127,654. In today’s dollars, my ending GS-12 Step 5 IRS salary in 1980 was $$93,592.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/08/15/more-states-are-banning-questions-about-salary-history-job-interviews-what-say-if-youre-asked-about-it-anyways/
— The Trump administration keeps making it harder to claim asylum. Here’s how — and why. U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr unilaterally changed the rules. – Mneesha Gellman (DIERSEN: From what I see, sooner or later, all the citizens of all the foreign countries who have problems will claim asylum in America.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/15/trump-administration-keeps-making-it-harder-claim-asylum-heres-how-why/

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow over their success in destroying the traditional family.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/fredpeters/2019/08/14/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-suburbs/#12655f9e5499

HOMETOWN STATIONS
— Lima councilman facing lawsuit for slander – Eran Hami 
https://www.hometownstations.com/news/lima-councilman-facing-lawsuit-for-slander/article_5af93680-9c3b-11e9-8cba-e3baac949be6.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Harper was made aware of the statements from Councilman Jaime Dixon in June 2018 and Harper sent a cease and desist letter.)

HR DRIVE
— Study: 21% of workers over 40 said they have experienced age bias – Valerie Bolden-Barrett (DIERSEN: I am 70 years old. All my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes have always promoted age discrimination a) because they want get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) because they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination.)
https://www.hrdive.com/news/study-21-of-workers-over-40-said-they-have-experienced-age-bias/560780/

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Past and present candidates and elected officials who spoke at the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) meeting Wednesday evening, August 14, 2019, at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream included Almiron, Corrigan, Diersen, Eckhoff, Fitch, Grant, Heidorn, Holder, Ives, Kachiroubas, Keller, Kinzler, Krzyzewski, Larsen, McCluskey, McGowen, Monino, Seppelfrick, Walsh, and Whelan. Meeting attendees included Baker, Bohn, Carlson, Caruso, Cooper, Crane, Davis, Falbo, Fitzpatrick, Grant, Henry, Holan, A & R. Jorgensen, Kachiroubas, Krzyzewski, Larsen, LeVan, Lofgren, Lollino, McCarthy, McNeily, Muehlfelt, Nathwani, Rash, Ryan, Shaw, Smith, Tatro, Veenstra, and Zaruba. Judge McCluskey announced his candidacy for the upcoming Judge George J. Bakalis vacancy. Larsen reported on what DuPage County is doing concerning the pot issue. Fitch reported on what Wheaton is doing concerning the West District City Council vacancy and the pot issue. Sadly, its seems like the majority of Republican Precinct Committeemen in Wheaton’s West District are not interested in getting together and gathering information on the West District candidates, hosting a candidate forum, or recommending any of the 10 candidates who have applied to be appointed to fill the vacancy. Sadly, it seems like the majority of Milton Township Republican Precinct Committeemen are not interested in getting together and urging DuPage County, Wheaton, or Glen Ellyn to ban the sale of pot. Sadly, it seems like the majority of Milton Township Republican Precinct Committeemen side with my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. They blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. They support those who slander and threaten me at MTRCC meetings. They support those who focus on a) stopping me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) stopping everyone from reading those emails. They support those who discourage Republican candidates, elected officials, and organizations from helping sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day fireworks and parades. The focus on turning everyone against me, including those who run the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream and those who ran the Wheaton Bowl. They work harder against me and harder against other conservatives than they have ever worked against any Democrat. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

FORM SWIFT
— Cease and Desist for Slander and Libel Letter Form (DIERSEN: I am considering sending cease and desist letters to those MTRCC members and others who slander/threaten me.)
https://formswift.com/cease-and-desist-slander-and-libel-letter
(FROM THE POSTING: A cease and desist letter is used to stop a party from continuing a certain activity. This letter will be used for any actions that involve defamation, slander, or libel. A cease and desist letter such as this should include specific details about the false statements that are defaming, slandering, or libeling the sender. A cease and desist letter is a formal request to stop another party from making harmful statements that may be damaging to your personal reputation. The letter also lets the party know that you will undertake appropriate legal action if they do not stop slander and libel immediately.)

EFORMS
— Defamation (Slander/Libel) Cease and Desist Letter (DIERSEN: I am considering sending cease and desist letters to those MTRCC members and others who slander/threaten me.)
https://eforms.com/cease-and-desist/defamation-slander/

(FROM THE POSTING: The defamation cease and desist letter is sent due to false or erroneous claims that result in the defamation of character in an individual or business entity. The letter should outline the specific statements that were made and how they are affecting the reputation of the person or business. Furthermore, a full retraction of the statements should be requested. If there is no response by the other party or a retraction of the statements is rejected, the harmed party should seek full damages for the falsehoods made.)

August 14 Evening Edition

HERALD NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Bolingbrook board was blunt — no cannabis businesses in village – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.theherald-news.com/2019/08/14/bolingbrook-board-was-blunt-no-cannabis-businesses-in-village/av0vrpj/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The village of Bolingbrook Board of Trustees voted Tuesday night to prohibit cannabis business establishments within its boundaries. The trustees voted 5-1 in favor of the prohibition. Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar said he was in favor of prohibiting cannabis businesses in the village and decried how the state government passed the legislation to legalize it. “I philosophically have a real problem with governments which have turned to drugs and gambling to balance their budgets,” he said. “That’s what the state’s come to.” The village’s ordinance cited the state’s Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, which allows municipalities to prohibit adult-use cannabis business establishments. Ken Teppel, the village’s public safety director, spoke about the Bolingbrook Police Department’s opposition to allowing cannabis businesses in town. He also talked about the challenges posed to police departments in other states that have already legalized recreational cannabis use, like Colorado. For example, Teppel said cannabis businesses have been targets for theft because they deal solely in cash to be in compliance with federal banking laws. He added that, for police, it’s more difficult to investigate such crimes without a paper trail. He also talked about other problems like black markets developing around legal dispensaries, the high potency of the drug nowadays, potential dangers with flammable materials used to grow the plant, and trying to develop a test for impaired drivers who have used the drug. During public comments, the opinions among the handful of residents who spoke were mixed. Trustee Bob Jaskiewicz was the only “no” vote. He said it was a mistake to not have a public hearing before holding a vote on the prohibition. “I want us to consider other points as to why a dispensary would be a good thing,” Jaskiewicz said. Claar told Jaskiewicz to take up the issue with state legislators because, unlike other states, which held a referendum, Illinois “chose to ignore the public” and didn’t ask voters. Claar said lawmakers were already discussing a possible trailer bill to clarify and fix issues with the initial law that passed. The mayor also made sure to emphasize that the ordinance was only prohibiting commercial businesses selling cannabis and not recreational use of the drug. Trustee Mary Alexander Basta made the point that the ordinance could be revised in the future. Recreational cannabis use and possession will be legal in Illinois starting Jan. 1, 2020.)

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Recreational Pot Up For Discussion In Glen Ellyn August 19 Do you think recreational marijuana should be sold in Glen Ellyn? – Lisa Marie Farver (DIERSEN: The Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) should pass a resolution against the sale of pot in Milton Township and in the rest of DuPage County like it passed a resolution against video gambling in 2009. Republican Precinct Committeemen in Glen Ellyn should attend Glen Ellyn’s meeting on August 19 and Republican Precinct Committeemen in Wheaton should attend Wheaton’s meeting on August 26. They should call for banning the sale of pot in their municipalities. Past and present MTRCC officers should attend the aforesaid meetings and call for banning the sale of pot. At previous Wheaton City Council meetings, Bob Cherry, B. J. Slinger, Tim Whelan, and I have called for Wheaton to ban the sale of pot. At previous DuPage County Board meetings, Dick Furstenau and I have called for DuPage County to ban the sale of pot in the unincorporated parts of DuPage County.) 
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/recreational-pot-discussion-glen-ellyn

ABC7
— Democrats rally on Governor’s Day at the State Fair – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/governors-day-at-the-state-fair/5467548/
— Trump administration official said Statue of Liberty inscription is about “people coming from Europe” – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/statue-of-liberty-inscription-is-about-europeans-trump-official/5467354/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘Blue Apron meets Chia Pet for growing cannabis:’ Companies eager to tap into marijuana market – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-marijuana-home-grow-equipment-20190814-syqmzwwvifd2dhcv7bclzsop2e-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump administration’s hostility toward Hispanics makes us stronger.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-hispanics-latinos-trump-animosity-cepeda-20190814-i2mb46o2pjdyjcbwvckfjmqupi-story.html
— State seeks to disbar ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich from practicing law more than 8 years after conviction – JASON MEISNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-rod-blagojevich-law-license-20190814-wa6j4ouyhbcjhnz37h75t656cq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pelosi rips ‘Moscow Mitch’ at Gov Day in Illinois — but mum’s the word on Dem controversies U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Gov. J.B. Pritzker to try and bolster U.S. House candidates downstate on Wednesday as Democrats celebrated their first Governor’s Day in five years. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/14/20805690/nancy-pelosi-moscow-mitch-governors-day-j-b-pritzker

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Arlington Heights board open to allowing pot sales – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190813/arlington-heights-board-open-to-allowing-pot-sales

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— How an overlooked facet of the weed law could trip up two of the industry’s biggest players The fine print in the state’s 610-page recreational marijuana bill could provide some challenges to getting retail sales up and running. – JOHN PLETZ (DIERSEN: Of course, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO legislators will make it easier and easier and easier to grow, sell, and buy pot.) 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/news/how-overlooked-facet-weed-law-could-trip-two-industrys-biggest-players
— New group opposing graduated income tax puts Madigan in the middle Taking a page from Rauner’s book, a new group opposing the graduated income tax amendment puts the Illinois House speaker at the center of its campaign. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/new-group-opposing-graduated-income-tax-puts-madigan-middle

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois congressman Mike Bost says he and others influenced Trump into backing off commuting Blagojevich’s sentence – JOSEPH BUSTOS
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois-congressman-says-he-and-others-influenced-trump-into-backing/article_b91129ff-222e-51d5-a4c1-63ed63456a43.html
— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urges Democrats to ‘catch the spark of Illinois’ in speech kicking off Governor’s Day at Illinois State Fair – RICK PEARSON 
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/watch-the-video-house-speaker-nancy-pelosi-urges-democrats-to/article_f4b7bc17-173a-5f6d-b66a-6858e6dd804e.html

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— OUTSTANDING: Park Ridge Decides To Opt Out On Cannabis Sales For Now – Anne Lunde 
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/park-ridge-decides-to-opt-out-on-cannabis-sales-for-now/

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood says he’s running for re-election in 2020 – Nick Vlahos
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190814/us-rep-darin-lahood-says-hes-running-for-re-election-in-2020

FOX ILLINOIS
— IL GOP: Trump signs, banners stolen from state fair tent
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/il-gop-trump-signs-banners-stolen-from-state-fair-tent

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— Recreational Marijuana Sales Public Forum Thursday, August 15
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2019/08/10/recreational-marijuana-sales-yes-or-no-public-forum-welcomes-input-aug-15/104226

OAK PARK
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Our Teens and Substances Abuse
https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/8-14-2019/Our-Teens-and-Substances-Abuse/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ENGINEER STEPS OUT OF SHADOWS TO REVEAL GOOGLE’S CONSERVATIVE ANIMOSITY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/engineer-steps-out-of-shadows-to-reveal-googles-conservative-animosity.html

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/14/cannabis-goes-upscale/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Lying the left’s new strategy? – LARRY VOLKENING, Houston
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/14/letters-to-the-editor-lying-the-lefts-new-strategy/
— The Second Amendment is imperiled like never before Without a spiritual and cultural renaissance in America, gun confiscation looms – David Thomas Roberts 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/14/second-amendment-imperiled-never/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump’s new immigration rule exposes the current system as a global welfare scheme
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/trumps-new-immigration-rule-exposes-the-current-system-as-a-global-welfare-scheme

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— George Will Strikes Out by Attacking National Conservatism He quibbles over political means rather than ends, with little idea of what he actually wants to conserve. – EMILE A. DOAK
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/george-will-strikes-out-by-attacking-national-conservatism/

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— The Statue of Liberty poem means the exact opposite of what immigrant welfare advocates think – Daniel Horowitz 
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/statue-liberty-poem-means-exact-opposite-immigrant-welfare-advocates-think/

DAILY CALLER
— The Latest Google Blacklist May Include The Daily Caller
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/14/google-blacklist-daily-caller/

GOPUSA
— Trump cites ‘Fredo’ Cuomo as an example of how red flag laws could work
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=74305
— Following Walmart attack, Hispanics in El Paso flock to firearms classes
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=74267
— O’Rourke: Fox News, Breitbart sowing ‘seeds of terror’
http://www.gopusa.com/orourke-fox-news-breitbart-sowing-seeds-of-terror/

TOWNHALL
— What the El Paso Shooter Learned from Immigrants – Ann Coulter
https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2019/08/14/what-the-el-paso-shooter-learned-from-immigrants-n2551700
— Well Look At That, Deportations Help American Citizens Find Jobs – Timothy Meads
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/08/14/well-look-at-that-deporting-illegal-immigrants-helps-american-citizens-find-jobs-n2551689

WORLD NET DAILY
— HOW LGBTQ ORGANIZATIONS ARE DISMANTLING CIVILIZATION Dennis Prager on the left: ‘Lying is not an issue when truth is not a value’
https://www.wnd.com/2019/08/how-lgbtq-organizations-are-dismantling-civilization/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— MSNBC Analyst Likens Trump Supporters to Members of a ‘Terrorist Organization’ – Mark Finkelstein
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/mark-finkelstein/2019/08/13/msnbc-guest-likens-trump-supporters-members-terrorist

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— US citizens, mostly minorities, rush to fill jobs after raids – Vivek Saxena 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/08/14/us-citizens-mostly-minorities-rush-to-fill-jobs-after-raids-785503

NEW YORK POST
— Rot of journalism ethics at New York Times has turned into leftist plague – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2019/08/13/rot-of-journalism-ethics-at-new-york-times-has-turned-into-leftist-cancer/

PBS
— How social casinos leverage Facebook user data to target vulnerable gamblers
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-social-casinos-leverage-facebook-user-data-to-target-vulnerable-gamblers

DATELINE
— OUTSTANDING: ‘The McLaughlin Group’ Returning To PBS In January After Local Relaunch – Erik Pedersen
https://deadline.com/2019/08/the-mclaughlin-group-returning-to-pbs-in-january-1202667082/

August 14 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The August Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) monthly meeting is this evening at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream. The social hour starts at 6:00 PM and the meeting starts at 7:00 PM. SEE: http://dupagegop.org/calendar-3/ 

I will be signing in as a candidate. I am a candidate to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy. The other six Republican candidates are Edward Ahern, Jeffery Antonelli, Angela Blatner, Nancy Harding, Mark Kmeicik, and Robert McNeily.

Hopefully, all of the aforesaid seven candidates will a) attend meeting, b) announce their candidacies, c) and seek the support of the eighteen Republican Precinct Committeemen who represent Wheaton’s West District. Those eighteen Precinct Committeemen are Joseph Caruso, Dave Diersen, Thomas Elsner, Arthur Grant, Ralph Hinkle, Marty Keller, John Kocinski, Robert Krzyzewski, Michael Hinsdale, Jae Kwon, Robert Larsen, Connor McCarthy, Robert McNeily, Ronald Menna, Elizabeth Tatro, James Ryan, Mark Thomas, and Herbert Wehling.

Hopefully, MTRCC will gather relevant information about the aforesaid seven candidates, provide that information to the aforesaid eighteen Precinct Committeemen, and host a candidate forum. The goal of providing information on the candidates and hosting a candidate forum is to help the aforesaid eighteen Precinct Committeemen recommend to Wheaton’s City Council the best possible candidate to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy.

In my opinion, the following information about all 10 candidates should be disclosed: How long they have lived in Wheaton, how long they have lived in Wheaton’s West District, their work experience, their education, their professional certifications and licenses, their memberships in professional associations, why they want to be appointed to fill the vacancy, what they believe the three most important issues are that Wheaton needs to address in the next 2 years and how those issues those issues should be addressed, their political affiliation and activities, their civic activities, if they would vote for or against banning the sale of pot in Wheaton, what their position is on Wheaton’s Roosevelt Road corridor, if they would vote for or against requiring employers in Wheaton to use E-Verify, and what they have done that demonstrates they can carry out typical city council functions. In my opinion, Republican Precinct Committeemen in Wheaton’s West District should have the above information.

At Wheaton’s City Council meeting on Monday, August 19, 2019, its members will go into executive session to deliberate on the 10 candidates who have applied. Because, in that session, they will be reviewing the documents that the 10 candidates have submitted, Wheaton has denied my FOIA request for those documents.

According to MTRCC’s bylaws (http://www.miltongop.org/about-mtrcc/by-laws), “When a position within Milton Township is declared vacant, the MTRCC shall meet within forty (40) days of the declaration of vacancy to recommend an individual to fill such vacancy. The recommendation shall be decided at a convention of the Organization by a majority vote of the Organization through a written ballot.” It would be great if MTRCC would host a candidate forum for the aforesaid seven Republican candidates.” I urge MTRCC to do the aforesaid concerning Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy.

Many Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders routinely attend MTRCC meetings. I hope that the following will attend MTRCC’s August 14 meeting and a candidate forum if one is held: a) Wheaton’s mayor and City Council members, b) 6th Congressional District candidates Jeanne Ives and Evelyn Sanguinetti; c) DuPage County Recorder candidates Ron Almiron and Babette Holder; d) Illinois officials including Amy Grant; e) DuPage County officials including Robert Berlin, Fred Bucholz, Daniel Cronin, Pete DiCianni, Grant Eckhoff, Timothy Elliott, Robert Grogan, Gwen Henry, Richard Jorgensen, Christopher Kachiroubas, Robert Larsen, Paula McGowen, James Mendrick, Al Murphy, Sean Noonan, Jeffrey Redick, Darlene Ruscitti, Timothy Whelan, and Jim Zay; f) Milton Township officials including Sal Falbo, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Marty Keller, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehlfelt, David Molitor, John Monino, and Yada Nathwani; g) Wheaton Park District officials including Michael Benard; h) School District 200 officials; and i) College of DuPage officials including Annette Corrigan, Christine Fenne, Heidi Holan, and Frank Napolitano.

It will be extremely interesting to see which of the seven candidates are endorsed by which of the aforesaid candidates, elected officials, and party leaders, and especially which candidates Ives and Sanguinetti might endorse because they both have served on Wheaton’s City Council.

Further, I will be asking a) Susan Fitch, Chris Zaruba, and other Wheaton City Council members who attend the meeting to brief the meeting’s attendees on actions being taken to ban the sale of pot in Wheaton and b) Grant Eckhoff, Tim Elliott, Bob Larsen, Jim Zay, and other DuPage County Board members who attend the meeting to brief the meeting’s attendees on actions being taken to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County’s unincorporated areas.

Further, I will be asking the meeting’s attendees to join me, Bob Cherry, Dick Furstenau, B.J. Singer, and Tim Whelan in urging DuPage County, Wheaton, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Lombard, Downers Grove, Naperville, Warrenville, West Chicago, and the rest of the 38 municipalities in DuPage County to ban the sale of pot.

Further, I will be asking the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, its Chairman Marty Keller, MTRCC, and the other eight Republican township party organizations in DuPage County to urge DuPage County and the 38 municipalities in DuPage County to ban the sale of pot. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

WGN TV
— Nancy Pelosi to kick off Governor’s Day at Illinois State Fair – AP
https://wgntv.com/2019/08/14/nancy-pelosi-to-kick-off-governors-day-at-illinois-state-fair/

ABC7
— Chicago hospital shooting: Gun in VA hospital incident came from Indiana gun store heist – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff & Christine Tressel
https://abc7chicago.com/rifle-used-in-chicago-va-hospital-incident-came-from-indiana-gun-store-heist/5465755/

CBS2
— FBI Probes How Alleged Jesse Brown VA Medical Center Gunman Got Rifle On His Hands – Charlie De Mar
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/13/fbi-probes-jesse-brown-va-medical-center-gunman/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrats set to rally at Illinois State Fair with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looking for more House seats to flip – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-state-fair-democrats-day-20190814-a2ewb7zlgvfnhogfhe7bhrgsfy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/opinion/ct-ptb-robinson-column-st-0814-20190813-56zcllrhrbd63cu7u4nhtyhke4-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville’s No. 9 in country for safest cities to raise children, No. 22 for safest college town, new rankings show – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-safest-cities-to-raise-children-st-0814-20190813-hmv7xvfsn5hkrn65jkltidbk24-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: SafeWise’s study on safest cities to raise children, released Tuesday, analyzed the most recent FBI violent and property crime report statistics in order to rank cities with a population of at least 75,000 based on the number of violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft). To level the playing field, violent and property crime rates were calculated per 1,000 people in each city.)

DAILY HERALD
— Hinsdale businessman David Andalcio confirmed for RTA post over Democrats’ objections – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: The vote was taken at yesterday’s DuPage County Board meeting. At that meeting, Dick Furstenau and I urged the board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County’s unincorporated areas. The video is at http://dupage.iqm2.com/Citizens/SplitView.aspx?Mode=Video&MeetingID=8241&Format=Agenda )
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190813/hinsdale-businessman-confirmed-for-rta-post-over-democrats-objections
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Hinsdale businessman has been named DuPage’s representative on the Regional Transit Authority board, despite strong criticism from most Democrats on the county board. County board members voted 10-5 Tuesday to confirm David Andalcio’s appointment. He fills the seat formerly held by Patrick Durante, whose term ended last month.)
— Today’s racial discrimination – Walter E. Williams (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following demographics that you have, the more that Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs discourage you from seeking any kind of government or political office: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190814/how-important-is-todays-racial-discrimination
— The state’s test of government consolidation in McHenry County could be just the start – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190814/editorial-the-states-test-of-government-consolidation-in-mchenry-county-could-be-just-the-start
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Wauconda officials open to local marijuana dispensaries – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190814/wauconda-officials-open-to-local-marijuana-dispensaries

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Township Consolidation Law may be first of many government reduction efforts – REBECCA ANZEL
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/township-consolidation/article_1f99cc59-36d4-5517-a59e-933b794dd1d6.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump official: Statue of Liberty poem is about Europeans – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-official-statue-of-liberty-poem-refers-to-europeans-08-14-2019

KHQA
— Adams County considers opting in to recreational marijuana program – Lynsey Whitaker
https://khqa.com/news/local/adams-co-board-talks-revenue-options-for-local-recreational-marijuana-dispensaries

TIMES
— Ottawa, Streator councils will soon decide on recreational marijuana sales Ottawa supportive, Streator undecided – Michael Urbanec and Brent Bader
https://www.mywebtimes.com/2019/08/13/ottawa-streator-councils-will-soon-decide-on-recreational-marijuana-sales/a6e1fuy/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Social Justice: What Does It Really Mean? – Oliver Perry
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/social-justice-what-does-it-really-mean/

BREITBART
— Eight-in-Ten Democrats Want Easier Migration and Asylum Rules – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/13/four-in-five-democrats-want-easier-migration-and-asylum-rules/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Cuccinelli: No Public Charge Immigrants
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/30810

CNS NEWS
— Brent Bozell: Mass Murder? Blame ‘Conservative Media Stars’ – L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/l-brent-bozell-iii/mass-murder-blame-conservative-media-stars

DAILY CALLER
— Ocasio-Cortez’s Known Donors From Her Own District Are Nearly Non-Existent, FEC Records Show – ANDREW KERR
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/13/ocasio-cortez-district-fec/

FEDERALIST
— If You’re Not Grateful To The United States, Why Are You Here? Rather than ridicule America’s past, as if the travesties of U.S. history nullify its soaring glories, immigrants and longtime Americans should be grateful for America and its political and cultural traditions. – Casey Chalk (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats highlight immigrants who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/14/youre-not-grateful-united-states/
— Does The Statue Of Liberty Poem Invalidate U.S. Borders Or Require Giving Welfare To Non-Citizens? – Susanna Hoffman
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/13/statue-liberty-poem-invalidate-u-s-borders-require-giving-welfare-non-citizens/

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— WHEN LUXURIES BECOME A HUMAN RIGHT Reflections on Netflix and organic pears. – Daniel Greenfield
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/274560/when-luxuries-become-human-right-daniel-greenfield

TOWNHALL
— Open Borders Inc.: Who’s Funding the Wicked War on ICE? – Michelle Malkin
https://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2019/08/14/open-borders-inc-whos-funding-the-wicked-war-on-ice-n2551644

NEW YORK TIMES
— Screen All Adult Patients for Drug Abuse, National Panel Urges With 1 in 10 Americans saying they misuse drugs, doctors should ask everyone about both illegal and prescription use, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said. – Jan Hoffman (DIERSEN: I have never used pot or any other illegal drug. All candidates for any kind of office should disclose if they have used pot or any other illegal drug. Use of illegal drugs demonstrates disrespect for the rule of law.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/13/health/drug-screening-adults-teens.html

USA TODAY
— Banning ‘assault rifles’ and large-capacity magazines won’t stop mass shooters – Robert Farago
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/08/13/dont-ban-assault-rifles-large-capacity-magazines-editorials-debates/2003076001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The ‘Public-Charge’ Ploy A new rule looks like another effort to limit legal immigration. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-public-charge-ploy-11565738249
— FRONT PAGE: Résumés Are Starting to Look Like Instagram—and Sometimes Even Tinder Employers see surge in Gen Z CVs containing photos and illustrations; ‘there’s a freaking bitmoji’ – Chip Cutter (DIERSEN: I urge all 10 candidates seeking to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy to post their resumes. Mine is posted at https://gopillinois.com/documents/.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/resumes-are-starting-to-look-like-instagramand-sometimes-even-tinder-11565707364

August 11 Morning Edition

DAILY MEMPHIAN
— Memphis City Council candidates make their cases to constituents Shelby County Democratic Party hosts forum for contenders in Districts 6 and 7 – Omer Yusuf 
https://dailymemphian.com/section/neighborhoodsnorth-memphis/article/6739/memphis-city-council-candidates-make-their-ca

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— All politics is local. It should be extremely important to you who represents you in your municipality’s government. Residents of Wheaton’s West District have been represented in Wheaton’s government by Todd Scalzo for the last 10 years, but Scalzo has resigned.

It would be great if the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) would host a candidate forum for the seven Republican candidates who are seeking appointment to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy.

Those seven candidates are Edward Ahern, Jeffery Antonelli, Angela Blatner, Dave Diersen, Nancy Harding, Mark Kmiecik, and Robert McNeily.

Hopefully, all of the aforesaid seven candidates will a) attend MTRCC’s 7:00 PM Wednesday August 14, 2019 meeting at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream, b) announce their candidacies, c) and seek the support of the eighteen Republican Precinct Committeemen who represent Wheaton’s West District.

Those eighteen Precinct Committeemen are Joseph Caruso, Dave Diersen, Thomas Elsner, Arthur Grant, Ralph Hinkle, Marty Keller, John Kocinski, Robert Krzyzewski, Michael Hinsdale, Jae Kwon, Robert Larsen, Connor McCarthy, Robert McNeily, Ronald Menna, Elizabeth Tatro, James Ryan, Mark Thomas, and Herbert Wehling.

Hopefully, MTRCC will gather relevant information about the aforesaid seven candidates and provide that information to the aforesaid eighteen Precinct Committeemen.

The goal of the candidate forum and providing information on the candidates is to help the aforesaid eighteen Precinct Committeemen recommend to Wheaton’s City Council the best possible candidate to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy.

Many Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders routinely attend MTRCC meetings. I hope that the following will attend MTRCC’s August 14 meeting and a candidate forum if one is held: a) 6th Congressional District candidates Jeanne Ives and Evelyn Sanguinetti; b) DuPage County Recorder candidates Ron Almiron and Babette Holder; c) Wheaton’s mayor and City Council members; d) Illinois officials including Amy Grant; e) DuPage County officials including Robert Berlin, Fred Bucholz, Daniel Cronin, Pete DiCianni, Grant Eckhoff, Timothy Elliott, Robert Grogan, Gwen Henry, Richard Jorgensen, Christopher Kachiroubas, Robert Larsen, Paula McGowen, James Mendrick, Al Murphy, Sean Noonan, Jeffrey Redick, Darlene Ruscitti, Timothy Whelan, and Jim Zay; f) Milton Township officials including Sal Falbo, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Marty Keller, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehlfelt, David Molitor, John Monino, and Yada Nathwani; g) Wheaton Park District officials including Michael Benard; h) School District 200 officials; and i) College of DuPage officials including Annette Corrigan, Christine Fenne, Heidi Holan, and Frank Napolitano.

It will be extremely interesting to see which of the seven candidates are endorsed by which of the aforesaid candidates, elected officials, and party leaders, and especially which candidates Ives and Sanguinetti might endorse because they have served on Wheaton’s City Council. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

NBC5
— Patti Blagojevich Rides in Bud Billiken Parade With Rev. Jackson, Rep. Rush The former first lady is in the news this week as her husband faces a potential commutation of his sentence
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/patti-blagojevich-rides-in-bud-billiken-parade-with-jesse-jackson-bobby-rush-533856771.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Red flag laws leave gun owners defenseless The evidence on whether red flag laws succeed is mixed, and so far, there’s no firm evidence that these laws prevent homicide. – Jacob Sullum (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, red flag indicators include: gun owner, Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/8/8/20757359/red-flag-laws-mass-shootings-gun-legislation-el-pay-dayton-donald-trump-nra-violence

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— America’s housing affordability crisis spreads to heartland – PRASHANT GOPAL, READE PICKERT and NOAH BUHAYAR (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been furious a) since 1972 when I was 24 because I could afford to buy a new town home, b) since 1974 because I could afford to buy a studio condo in downtown Chicago, c) since 1976 because I could afford to buy a one bedroom condo in downtown Chicago, d) since 1978 because my wife and I could afford to buy a home in Wheaton, and e) since 1984 because my wife and I could afford to have a home built in Wheaton. 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/real-estate/ct-re-real-estate-investments-08112019-20190805-zrs7x2jdkzfgreuom64sfnxixy-story.html
— COD’s decision to hire 160 instructors to apparently thwart contract talks doesn’t say much for school’s new president – DAVID MCGRATH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-mcgrath-column-st-0811-20190809-23vfqauzdnaznih2vaxsrz4bmm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/opinion/ct-ecn-casas-column-el-paso-shooting-st-0811-20190809-6zgihs6zzjauphoykkqgqmzw7q-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Join the debates over retail pot sales – Editorial (DIERSEN: If you want your county and your municipality to be family friendly, please attend all the upcoming county and municipal meetings, and during the public comment periods, urge your county and your municipality to ban the sale of pot. I will be doing that at DuPage County’s 10:00 AM Tuesday, August 13, 2019 board meeting. I have already done that at DuPage County board’s most recent meeting and at Wheaton City Council’s three most recent meetings. Please urge those who represent you in your county and in municipality a) to get an ordinance amendment on the agenda for the next meeting that bans the sale of pot and b) to vote for that amendment.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190810/editorial-join-the-debates-over-retail-pot-sales
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190811/the-shaming-of-america

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot pushers.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/a-budding-crop-growing-cannabis-is-labor-intensive-expensive-to/article_cb2de14a-c0a2-518b-be22-0558c0666785.html
— No commutation for Blagojevich Forgiveness and mercy have their place — when deserved. But so does punishment. – Editorial (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. From what I see, they will never stop punishing me. How should I react to that?)
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorial-no-commutation-for-blagojevich/article_0c757e22-a513-5407-991d-f7e5d447989c.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REFISTER
— Relax, Blago can’t return to state government – Doug Finke (DIERSEN: Corrupt voters vote for corrupt candidates. Corrupt donors give money to corrupt candidates.)
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190810/statehouse-insider-relax-blago-cant-return-to-state-government

JOURNAL STANDARD
— Are you a name-caller? – John Borling (DIERSEN: I had the honor of helping organize the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) 2003 Oktoberfest fundraiser and I organized the straw poll for U.S. Senate at that event in which John Borling competed against Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, Steve Rauchenberger, Jack Ryan, and Jonathan Wright. About 600 attended that event and about 400 participated in the straw poll. Those who sponsored tables, took out ads in the MTRCC directory, and/or contributed auction items included the aforesaid candidates and Arndt, Birkett, Bolds, Bucholz, Carlson, Carney, Cox, Cronin, Diersen, Dillard, Dwyer, Eckhoff, Elsner, Falbo, Fawell, Flickinger, Glen Ellyn Republican Women, Gresk, Gumm, Heidorn, Henry, Hinkle, Hultgren, Hyde, Illinois Center Right Coalition, Illinois Republican Party, Jacobsen, Kachiroubas, Kilander, King, Kleeman, Leston, Lofgren, Marquardt, Moore, Muehlfelt, B. Murphy, Olson, Pankau, Philip, Pierotti, Pihos, Popejoy, Rasins, Roskam, Ruscitti, Russo, J. Ryan, P. Ryan, Sandberg, Schillerstrom, Sender, R. Smith, Stern, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Topinka, Wheaton Women’s Republican Club, Whelan, Zaruba, and Zay.)
https://www.journalstandard.com/opinion/20190810/third-degree-are-you-name-caller

NORTHWEST HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “In denouncing racism, Trump denounces own rhetoric.”
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/08/09/lambro-in-denouncing-racism-trump-denounces-own-rhetoric/awtqwwb/

LINCOLN COURIER
— Davis didn’t see or approve email written in his name – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.lincolncourier.com/news/20190810/bernard-schoenburg-davis-didnt-see-or-approve-email-written-in-his-name

FOX NEWS
— Media go far beyond Trump Derangement Syndrome in attacking president – Dan Gainor
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/dan-gainor-media-go-far-beyond-trump-derangement-syndrome-in-attacking-president
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Will your Republican township, ward, and county party organizations hold straw polls at their upcoming fundraisers? In the past, Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) straw polls at its Oktoberfest fundraisers had a big impact and raised lots of money for MTRCC. I organized those straw polls. MTRCC has not asked me to organize a straw poll for its October 3, 2019 Oktoberfest fundraiser. Contested primary races include Ives v. Sanguinetti and Almiron v. Holder.) 
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/democrats-2020-iowa-state-fair-food-fried-mary-anne-marsh
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Beyond the fried food on a stick and the iconic Butter Cow, another big attraction at the Iowa State Fair is the unscientific straw poll open to all attending the fair. In 2015, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ran away with the poll. Hillary Clinton won the Iowa caucus and Trump came in a very close second behind Ted Cruz. Trump and Clinton eventually faced one another in the general election. This week’s straw poll is a reminder that the 2020 campaign is much further along than most people, and even many candidates, realize. The fact is elections — and the nomination process — are won in June, July and August. With only 182 days until the Iowa caucuses, Warren and Harris are on the rise, Biden and Sanders are fading, and the rest of the field is fried on a stick.)

AMERICAN THINKER
— Release of The Hunt cancelled – for now – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/release_of_emthe_huntem_cancelled__for_now.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— White Supremacy: Like Manna to the Left – Roger Kimball
https://amgreatness.com/2019/08/10/white-supremacy-like-manna-to-the-left/
— White Supremacy and Know-Nothings – Mark Bauerlein
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/08/10/white-supremacy-and-know-nothings/

AMERICAN FREE PRESS
— Race-Baiting Face of the New Left
http://americanfreepress.net/race-baiting-face-of-the-new-left/

BREITBART
— AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka Supports Illegal Migrants Hired by Koch Foods’ Meat Packers – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Unions came to my defense while I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969 and for IRS 1971-1980, but from what I see now, ever-increasingly, unions flush those who share my demographics down the toilet.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/10/afl-cios-richard-trumka-supports-illegal-hiring-koch-foods-meat-packers/

TOWNHALL
— A Party Of Frauds – Derek Hunter
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2019/08/11/a-party-of-frauds-n2551481

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— THE LEFT WEAPONIZES CHILDREN TO DEFEND ILLEGAL ALIENS – Daniel Greenfield (DIERSEN: One could further say that the left weaponizes moderates, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, illegals, minorities, women, younger people, those who have less money, LGBTQers, single people, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, non-gun owners, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, etc. to get rid of conservatives, Republicans, U.S. citizens, Whites, men, older people, those who have more money, married people, Protestants, German Americans, gun owners, those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, etc.) 
https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/274583/left-weaponizes-children-defend-illegal-aliens-daniel-greenfield

LIFEZETTE
— Trump Charges That Joe Biden Is ‘Not Playing with a Full Deck’
https://www.lifezette.com/2019/08/trump-charges-joe-biden-is-not-playing-with-a-full-deck/

EPOCH TIMES
— Police Arrest 100 Anti-ICE Protesters Blocking West Side Highway in New York City – VENUS UPADHAYAYA 
https://m.theepochtimes.com/police-arrest-100-anti-ice-protesters-blocking-west-side-highway-in-new-york-city_3037225.html

FIVE THIRTY EIGHT
— Democrats’ Desire For Electable Candidates May Be Driven By Older Voters – Erin Doherty (DIERSEN: How electable are you? Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs hint/imply/ argue/shout that the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. They hint/imply/ argue/shout that for the aforesaid reason and for other reasons, I will not be selected to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy.) 
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/democrats-desire-for-electable-candidates-may-be-driven-by-older-voters/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters paint Trump and paint his supporters as being American terrorists. Of course, that encourages Trump supporters to buy even more firearms and even more ammunition for their self-defense.
https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/456974-the-future-of-american-terrorism
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/456988-illinois-passes-law-requiring-lgbt-history-curriculum-be-taught-in
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: O’Rourke promotes hatred against Trump big time.
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/domestic-terrorism/456996-orourke-el-paso-bore-brunt-of-hatred-and-racism

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Michael Bloomberg promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michael-bloomberg-donald-trump-white-supremacist-face-the-nation_n_5d4f746de4b0820e0af66a42

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to defeat Trump, Trump haters a) illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and b) illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally stay in America illegally. Ever-increasingly, it is clear that Trump-haters a) hate America and b) are using citizens of foreign countries to destroy America.)
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/11/trump-immigration-2020-1456177

NEW YORK TIMES
— Quiz: Let Us Predict Whether You’re a Democrat or a Republican – Sahil Chinoy (DIERSEN: According to this, you are more likely to be Republican if you are White, Protestant (I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), heterosexual, male, married, non-poor, and over 42 years old like me. Unlike me, you are more likely to be Democrat the more educated that you are. I have a bachelor’s degree (1970), three master’s degrees (1976, 1980, and 1997), six professional certifications (1979, 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997), and a professional license (1981). But all of the aforesaid are in management, accounting, or finance. Unlike me, you are more likely be Republican if you attend church services. I should write a book about churchgoers in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me because I am not a member of a church, I do not attend church services, and I do not give money to a church like they do.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/08/opinion/sunday/party-polarization-quiz.html
— What Makes an American? – Jason DeParle (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the following make it clear that they oppose assimilation: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs. Those who oppose assimilation have always a) worked very hard against me and/or b) demonized, denigrated, and condemned German Americans.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/09/sunday-review/immigration-assimilation-texas.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to men-haters, a common trait among mass killers is that they hate women. Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage women to hate men. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/10/us/mass-shootings-misogyny-dayton.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/10/opinion/sunday/trump-picture-baby-el-paso.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/10/opinion/sunday/labor-unions.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/10/opinion/hate.html

WASHINGTON POST
— This 19-year-old wants to become the D.C. Council’s first Latino member – Hannah Natanson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/08/10/this-year-old-wants-become-first-latino-dc-council-member/

NEW YORK POST
— The New York Times modifies its motto to fit leftist agenda – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2019/08/11/the-new-york-times-modifies-its-motto-to-fit-leftist-agenda/
— ‘We’re all in the closet’: Trump’s Hamptons supporters go underground – Isabel Vincent (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican? I am. Have you gone underground because of hatred of Trump? I have not. Consequently, ever-increasingly, the Trump-haters in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois dismiss me, belittle me, badmouth me, ostracize me, insult me, demonize me, denigrate me, condemn me, and even worse things. If they thought that there was any chance that the Wheaton City Council might appoint me to fill the West District City Council vacancy, they would work even harder to destroy me. I should write a book about those in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois a) who are Trump-haters and b) who fear Trump-haters.) 
https://nypost.com/2019/08/11/were-all-in-the-closet-trumps-hamptons-supporters-go-underground/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While Trump attended two big-money fundraisers for the Republican Party and his 2020 re-election campaign at mansions in Southampton and Bridgehampton on Friday, many of his East End supporters are eschewing the spotlight — especially after last week’s calls for boycotts of billionaire Stephen Ross’ gyms because he hosted the president. “We are all in the closet,” said a boutique owner in Southampton who fears reprisals from his customers — most of them moneyed Democrats — if he speaks openly about his allegiance to Trump. “It’s like you have this disease and people want to run away from you.” A builder based in Westhampton worried that his customers would boycott his services if he reveals his support of the president. “People have really strong opinions here and if you go around wearing a MAGA hat, you really need to fear physical violence,” he said, adding the anti-Trump aggression comes mostly from summer residents. Trump won 51.5 percent of the vote among year-round residents of Suffolk County in the 2016 election, compared to 44.6 percent for Democrat Hillary Clinton. In 2008 and 2012, most of the county voted for Barack Obama. Despite the recent shift, many of Trump’s core supporters fear speaking out, especially during the summer months, when beachfront villages from Westhampton to Montauk are filled with left-leaning visitors from New York City.)

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats used to argue, but not anymore, that people commit crimes because they are mentally ill. 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/08/10/mass-shootings-not-caused-mental-illness-experts/1964731001/

SEA COAST LINE
— All politics is local? Not always in presidential races – Alex LaCasse
https://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20190810/all-politics-is-local-not-always-in-presidential-races

THE WEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters. America-haters promote America-haters. White-haters promote White-haters. Men-haters promote men-haters. Rich people-haters promote rich people-haters. Protestant-haters promote Protestant-haters. Conservative-haters promote conservative-haters. Patriotic people-haters promote patriotic people haters. Republican-haters promote Republican-haters. Older people-haters promote older people-haters. Rich people-haters promote rich people-haters. Gun owner-haters promote gun owner haters. German American-haters promote German American-haters. Those who hate those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time promote those who hate those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://theweek.com/articles/857873/dont-expect-grateful

BUSINESS 2 COMMUNITY
— Website Credibility: A 39-Point Checklist – Peep Laja (DIERSEN: Of course, according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes: me, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and my www.gopillinois.com website are NOT CREDIBLE. They stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC) Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, IRS employee, Firestone Stores employee, Post Office employee, etc. They stress the adverse actions that TAPROOT, WCC, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, MTRCC, ICRC, AAPC, GAO, IRS, Firestone Stores, Post Office, etc. have taken against me. They stress that few if anyone came to my defense when the aforesaid organizations and employers took adverse actions against me. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. They hint/imply/argue/shout that they can viciously destroy any individual, organization, company, or government that might come to my defense.)
https://www.business2community.com/web-design/website-credibility-a-39-point-checklist-02224009

DAILY BEAST
— To Take Down Trump, Take to the Streets – Christopher Dickey (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Trump-haters in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois “take to the streets.” Will they picket the homes of a) Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains, b) officers of Republican township, ward, and county party organizations, c) Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee members and their deputies, d) IRP officers, and/or e) the IRP National Committeeman and IRP National Committeewoman? Obviously, the less support that the aforesaid have shown for Trump, the less likely that they have been or will be picketed. What rights do those who are picketed have to protect themselves, protect their family members, and protect their property?) 
https://www.thedailybeast.com/to-take-down-trump-take-to-the-streets-7

WINDY CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Gov-Pritzer-signs-pro-LGBTQ-measures/66754.html

August 10 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Don’t like Biden’s gaffes? Consider the alternatives – Clarence Page
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-joe-biden-donald-trump-breitbart-page-20190809-w5yhjadarfeofjtwi4oh4hea7a-story.html
— A year after 75 were shot over a weekend, Chicago police have not solved most of the attacks: ‘We’re not happy. We’re not pleased’ – JEREMY GORNER, ANNIE SWEENEY and MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-chicago-most-violent-weekend-one-year-later-20190810-mrdyv7r5prhjvhcpoorguxigsy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump. 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/8/9/20798732/how-nazi-german-happened-and-other-random-thoughts

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats glorify and praise illegals.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/interactive-border-wall-mural-tells-stories-of-deported/5458574/

FOX NEWS
— Ocasio-Cortez claims Trump is ‘radicalizing stadiums of people’ – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/media/ocasio-cortez-trump-radicalizing-stadiums-people

AMERICAN THINKER
— Labor unions officially abandon the interests of their members – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/labor_unions_officially_abandon_the_interests_of_their_members.html

BREITBART
— Elizabeth Warren Defends Calling Trump a White Supremacist, Repeats Charlottesville Hoax – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/10/elizabeth-warren-defends-calling-trump-white-supremacist-repeats-charlottesville-hoax/

CNS NEWS
— Candace Owens: White Supremacy Isn’t What’s Harming Black America – ‘It’s Liberal Supremacy’ – Melanie Arter
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-arter/candace-owens-white-supremacy-isnt-whats-harming-black-america-its

RED STATE
— Wages Will Go Up When Illegal Aliens Are Deported. – Mike Ford
https://www.redstate.com/darth641/2019/08/10/wages-will-go-up-when-illegal-aliens-are-deported./

EPOCH TIMES
— Democrats and the Media Wield ‘Racism’ to Attack Free Speech – Tom Borelli
https://m.theepochtimes.com/democrats-and-the-media-wield-racism-to-attack-free-speech_3037413.html

CBS NEWS

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says Trump’s words encourage white supremacist violence.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/michael-bloomberg-says-trumps-words-encourage-white-supremacist-violence/

MSNBC
— Trump business continues to employ undocumented workers: WashPost
https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-business-continues-to-employ-undocumented-workers-washpost-65813061810

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use El Paso to demonize, to denigrate and to condemn Whites. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/10/opinion/sunday/el-paso-shooting-immigrants.html

MEDIAITE
— Ex-GOP Rep. Joe Walsh Goes After Tucker Carlson Viewers: How Many Saw His White Supremacy Comments and ‘Nodded?’ – Connor Mannion
https://www.mediaite.com/trump/ex-gop-rep-joe-walsh-goes-after-tucker-carlson-viewers-how-many-saw-his-white-supremacy-comments-and-nodded/

MARIJUANA MOMENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: OUTSTANDING: Wheaton College is the 7th least and IIT is the 15th least cannabis-friendly college.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/here-are-the-top-20-most-and-least-marijuana-friendly-u-s-colleges/

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Diersen asks the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) to host a candidate forum for the Republican Wheaton West District City Council candidates at its 7:00 PM Wednesday August 14, 2019 meeting at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream, or alternatively, during the following 2 weeks.

The Republican candidates are Edward Ahern, Jeffery Antonelli, Angela Blatner, Dave Diersen, Nancy Harding, Mark Kmiecik, and Robert McNeily.

Diersen asks MTRCC to provide relevant information about the aforesaid candidates to its members who represent Republican voters in Wheaton’s West District. Those MTRCC members are Joseph Caruso, Dave Diersen, Thomas Elsner, Arthur Grant, Ralph Hinkle, Marty Keller, John Kocinski, Robert Krzyzewski, Michael Hinsdale, Jae Kwon, Robert Larsen, Connor McCarthy, Robert McNeily, Ronald Menna, Elizabeth Tatro, James Ryan, Mark Thomas, and Herbert Wehling.

The goal of the candidate forum and providing information on the candidates is to help the aforesaid Wheaton West District MTRCC members recommend the best possible candidate to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy.   

Many Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders routinely attend MTRCC meetings. I hope that the following will attend MTRCC’s August 14 meeting: a) 6th Congressional District candidates Jeanne Ives and Evelyn Sanguinetti; b) DuPage County Recorder candidates Ron Almiron and Babette Holder; c) Wheaton’s mayor and City Council members; d) Illinois officials including Amy Grant; e) DuPage County officials including Robert Berlin, Fred Bucholz, Daniel Cronin, Pete DiCianni, Grant Eckhoff, Timothy Elliott, Robert Grogan, Gwen Henry, Richard Jorgensen, Christopher Kachiroubas, Robert Larsen, Paula McGowen, James Mendrick, Al Murphy, Sean Noonan, Jeffrey Redick, Darlene Ruscitti, Timothy Whelan, and Jim Zay; f) Milton Township officials including Sal Falbo, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Marty Keller, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehlfelt, David Molitor, John Monino, and Yada Nathwani; g) Wheaton Park District officials including Michael Benard; h) School District 200 officials; and i) College of DuPage officials including Annette Corrigan, Christine Fenne, Heidi Holan, and Frank Napolitano.

Further, I ask MTRCC to brief its members at the meeting on actions being taken to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County’s unincorporated areas and in Wheaton, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Lombard, Downers Grove, Naperville, Warrenville, West Chicago, and the rest of the 38 municipalities in DuPage County. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

August 9 Morning Edition

CITY OF WHEATON
— Applications Received for West District Council Seat (DIERSEN: If you care about Wheaton, if you want to live in Wheaton, if you live and/or work in Wheaton, if you want Wheaton to continue to be family friendly, and especially if you live in Wheaton’s West District, you should ASAP want to a) find out everything that you can about the 10 candidates, b) analyze that information, c) determine who you believe the top 1, 2, or 3 candidates should be, and d) email your recommendation to Wheaton’s City Council at [email protected] along with the reasons for your recommendation. Wheaton West District residents should have the right to know not only the applicants’ names, but a) how long they have lived in the city and in the district, b) why they want to be appointed to fill the vacancy, c) what they believe the most important issues are that the city needs to address, d) what their opinion is on how those issues could be addressed, e) will they vote for or against selling pot in Wheaton, f) what their work experience is, g) what their education is, h) what professional certifications and licenses are, and i) what experience do they have carrying out typical city council functions: Review and approve the annual budget; Establish long- and short-term objectives and priorities; Oversee performance of the local public employees; Oversee effectiveness of programs; Establish tax rates; Enter into legal contracts; Borrow funds; Pass ordinances and resolutions; Modify the city’s charter; Regulate land use through zoning laws; Regulate business activity through licensing and regulations; Regulate public health and safety; Exercise the power of eminent domain; Communicate policies and programs to residents; Respond to constituent needs and complaints; and Represent the community to other levels of government. (SEE: https://www.nlc.org/city-councils

https://www.wheaton.il.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=277
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: On Aug. 6, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. the City of Wheaton closed the application process for the vacant West District City Council seat. Applications were received from the following 10 individuals: Nancy Harding, Edward Ahern, Jeffrey Antonelli, Robert McNeily, Lynn Robbins, Mark Kmiecik, Angela Blatner, David Diersen, Khizar Jafri, and Krista Selvey. The City Council will review the applications received over the next several days and make a recommendation for appointment to the vacant seat. Please direct any questions to the City Clerk, Sharon Barrett-Hagen at 630-260-2012.)

ABC7
— Chicago immigrants warned possible ICE raids targeting Pilsen homes, businesses – Cate Cauguiran (DIERSEN: In which neighborhoods, precincts, municipalities, townships/wards, and counties in Illinois have Democrats, RINOs, and foreign countries placed the most illegals?) 
https://abc7chicago.com/society/chicago-immigrants-warned-of-possible-pilsen-ice-raids/5455047/

NBC5
— Grayslake Bans Pot for 1 Year After Legalization in Illinois The ordinance in Grayslake passed this week, banning the sale of recreational marijuana until January 2021 (DIERSEN: Great, but the ban should be permanent.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Grayslake-Bans-Pot-for-1-Year-After-Legalization-in-Illinois-528576161.html
— Pritzker’s Office Reiterates Governor’s Stance on Blagojevich as Trump Considers Commuting Sentence The president made the remarks aboard Air Force One Wednesday night
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/pritzker-blagojevich-president-trump-commute-528001471.html

CBS2
— President Trump, And His Company, Previously Donated $9,000 To Rod Blagojevich Campaigns
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/08/president-trump-and-his-company-previously-donated-9000-to-rod-blagojevich-campaigns/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Why you may not be able to light up in your own apartment once recreational marijuana use becomes legal – ABDEL JIMENEZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-recreational-weed-in-apartments-and-condos-20190809-esbd76rxlvgq3mozdxld5jhmii-story.html
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot slams President Donald Trump’s process for deciding pardons, commutations, says he ‘doesn’t respect the rule of law’ – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-president-trump-blagojevich-20190808-e6s4xgf7fjbafb2bjk4e3euadq-story.html
— Commentary: Blagojevich may walk, but his cell could be filled by other Illinois politicians – DAVID GREISING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-tom-cullerton-blagojevich-madigan-greising-20190808-2oeabgyvpje7lfjmdfbmphi6b4-story.html
— Illinois gun dealers now have to be certified by the state. But the state isn’t ready to issue the certifications. – Dan Petrella (DIERSEN: What certifications do you have? I became a CPA in 1979, Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and a Forensic Accountant in 1997.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-state-police-gun-law-dealers-20190809-rl4hanspujem3oi2lqudvpbfm4-story.html
— Illinois Republicans recoil over possibility Trump commutes disgraced Democrat Rod Blagojevich’s prison sentence – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-republicans-trump-rod-blagojevich-20190808-nb4touyiunfxbn2zm4d4l7ojyi-story.html
— Illinois pays out nearly $4.7 million in back pay to state employees over 2 weeks – JAMIE MUNKS (DIERSEN: Since 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been furious that while I worked for the federal government, I got a) step increases, b) promoted in 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1986, and c) cost of living adjustments.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-pays-out-millions-in-worker-backpay-20190809-wkx4t6adkrfrhfv6lmeq43kje4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump delays Blagojevich clemency decision — top Illinois pols say butt out “White House staff is continuing the review of this matter,” Trump said in a Thursday night tweet about whether he will free former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/8/20792123/rod-blagojevich-clemency-illinois-politicians-not-happy
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Facts mean nothing to Trump in justifying clemency for Blagojevich.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/8/20792139/rod-blagojevich-clemency-facts-meaningless-to-trump
— Rod Blagojevich And The History Of Crooked Illinois Governors (DIERSEN: IRS assigned me to collect delinquent income taxes from Otto Kerner, Jr.’s estate.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/08/crooked-illinois-governors/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Two other Illinois governors have been sent to jail. Otto Kerner, Jr., governor from 1961 to 1968, was convicted of bribery and income-tax charges from his time as governor, and received three years in prison in 1973.)

DAILY HERALD
— State political leaders say Blagojevich needs to stay in prison – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190808/state-political-leaders-say-blagojevich-needs-to-stay-in-prison

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— First payments made to workers owed back step raises – Doug Finke (DIERSEN: Since 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been furious that while I worked for the federal government, I got a) step increases, b) promoted in 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1986, and c) cost of living adjustments.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190808/first-payments-made-to-workers-owed-back-step-raises

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Weed’s on the menu at Vermilion County man’s planned business – Will Brumleve
https://www.news-gazette.com/business/weed-s-on-the-menu-at-vermilion-county-man-s/article_2faa10f3-63e5-5127-9e87-4cc5e3c6481c.html

WGLT
— McLean Co. Clerk Defends Election Requests In Tense Finance Meeting – ERIC STOCK
https://www.wglt.org/post/mclean-co-clerk-defends-election-requests-tense-finance-meeting#stream/0

WIFR
— New law eliminates basic skills test for Illinois teachers (DIERSEN: What tests have you passed? I passed 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 a master’s degree in business 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.)
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/New-law-eliminates-basic-skills-test-for-Illinois-teachers-528235591.html

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois home construction among lowest in the nation in 2018, report finds – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-home-construction-among-lowest-in-the-nation-in-report/article_1b55ff0c-b961-11e9-b59f-bf5ec1eb46d9.html

DAILY LINE
— Foxx challenger Conway to skip Cook County Dem slating, calls for ‘open primary’ – Alex Nitkin (DIERSEN: If Republican county and township organizations slated candidates for Republican Precinct Committeeman, would the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) slate me for Precinct 9? I should write a book about those who would hint/imply/argue/shout that MTRCC should NOT slate me. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the MTRCC resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.) 
http://thedailyline.net/chicago/08/09/2019/foxx-challenger-conway-to-skip-cook-county-dem-slating-calls-for-open-primary/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Crystal Lake High School District Told to Release Names of Employees Dropping Out of Union to McHenry County Blog, IEA Intervention Found Unpersuasive
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/08/crystal-lake-high-school-district-told-to-release-names-of-employees-dropping-out-of-union-to-mchenry-county-blog-iea-intervention-found-unpersuasive/

LAKE COUNTY GAZETTE
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Edly-Allen votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://lakecountygazette.com/stories/512875400-roll-call-edly-allen-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Weber votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://lakecountygazette.com/stories/512875707-roll-call-weber-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

NORTH COOK NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Moylan votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://northcooknews.com/stories/512875654-roll-call-moylan-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

WEST COOK NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Durkin votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://westcooknews.com/stories/512875739-roll-call-durkin-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Butler votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/512875748-roll-call-butler-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: DeLuca votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/512875734-roll-call-deluca-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana
— GOP Chair Pearson says state House candidate Baldermann “dogged by double-dipping” – W.J. Kennedy 
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/512906977-gop-chair-pearson-says-state-house-candidate-baldermann-dogged-by-double-dipping

CHAMBANA SUN
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Marron votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://chambanasun.com/stories/512875724-roll-call-marron-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

WEST CENTRAL REPORTER
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Frese votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://westcentralreporter.com/stories/512875760-roll-call-frese-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Reitz votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://swillinoisnews.com/stories/512875389-roll-call-reitz-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Human Rights Commission Mandates Co-Ed Locker Rooms in Public Schools – Laurie Higgins 
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/illinois-human-rights-commission-mandates-co-ed-locker-rooms-in-public-schools/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Desperate’ Democrats embrace Trump ‘white supremacist’ narrative – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/8/donald-trump-white-supremacist-narrative-embraced-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘I will not be intimidated’: McConnell fires back at activists over protests – Hunter Lovell (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who a) intimidate voters in my precinct, b) intimidate those who read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, c) intimidate Republican Precinct Committeemen in DuPage County, and especially in Milton Township, and d) intimidate Republican activists, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and in Illinois.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/i-will-not-be-intimidated-mcconnell-fires-back-at-activists-over-protests
— Biden tells supporters: ‘Poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids’ – Zachary Halaschak
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-gaffes-pile-up-poor-kids-are-just-as-bright-as-white-kids

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— THE TRUTH ABOUT GUN CONTROL AND RACISM – Ken Blackwell
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/the-truth-about-gun-control-and-racism/

GOPUSA
— Democrats push mandatory federal buyback of ‘assault weapons’; prosecution for owners who don’t comply
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=74060
— After the Shootings — Look to Culture, Not Politics
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=73855

AMERICAN THINKER
— Another crying child: Press exploits the kids of illegals hauled off in immigration raid – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/press_exploits_the_kids_of_illegals_hauled_off_in_immigration_raid.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Joe Will Regret His Turn Onto the Race-Bait Road – PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/joe-will-regret-his-turn-onto-the-race-bait-road/

BREITBART
— Media Spin for Biden, Deceptively Omit Trump’s Condemnation of Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville Remarks – JEROME HUDSON
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/08/08/media-spins-for-biden-deceptively-omit-trumps-condemnation-of-neo-nazis-in-charlottesville-remarks/
— RealClearPolitics Flashback: Trump Didn’t Call Neo-Nazis ‘Fine People,’ Here’s Proof – PENNY STARR
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/08/realclearpolitics-flashback-trump-didnt-call-neo-nazis-fine-people-heres-proof/
— ICE Frees 300 of 680 Illegals Arrested in Raid on ‘Humanitarian Grounds’ – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/08/ice-frees-300-680-illegals-arrested-raid-humanitarian-grounds/

BLAZE
— Joe Biden unleashes a racially-tinged gaffe, and the reaction from his audience is eye-opening “Yikes… have fun mitigating that one.” – Carlos Garcia
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-racial-gaffe-poor-black

CONSERVATIVE NEWS DAILY
— Media Isn’t Being Honest About Mass Shootings in 2019 – Jim Clayton
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/08/media-isnt-being-honest-about-mass-shootings-in-2019/

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Your Today Is Connected to Your Tomorrow – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: What is your “today?” My “today” is putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out.) 
http://devotions.lccharities.org/2019/08/09/your-today-is-connected-to-your-tomorrow/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Joe Biden Sounds Like Al Sharpton
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/08/08/joe-biden-turns-into-al-sharpton/

PJ MEDIA
— ‘Death Camps For Trump Supporters’ Fliers Appear Around Long Island, N.Y. – DEBRA HEINE
https://pjmedia.com/trending/fliers-reading-death-camps-for-trump-supporters-now-in-ny-were-the-work-of-a-shock-theater-group/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Susan Rice promotes hatred against Trump big time.
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/08/08/susan_rice_trump_using_language_dictators_and_people_who_incite_genocide_has_used.html

THE HILL
— Biden gets into heated exchange with Breitbart reporter (Joel Pollak) over Trump’s response to white nationalism – JONATHAN EASLEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/456760-biden-gets-into-heated-exchange-with-breitbart-reporter-over-trumps

NBC NEWS
— Taylor Swift on LGBTQ activism: ‘Rights are being stripped from anyone who isn’t a straight white cisgender male’ In an interview with Vogue, Taylor Swift explained why she decided to throw her weight publicly behind LGBTQ activism and the Equality Act. – Alexander Kacala
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/taylor-swift-lgbtq-activism-rights-are-being-stripped-anyone-who-n1040581?cid=public-rss_20190808

THE HILL
— McConnell, allies lean into Twitter, media ‘war’ – JORDAIN CARNEY (DIERSEN: If my critics/opponents, their operatives, and/or their dupes took additional adverse actions against me, who would come to my defense?
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/456773-mcconnell-allies-lean-into-twitter-media-war

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/elizabeth-warren-donald-trump-white-supremacist_n_5d4c0149e4b09e7297420018
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joe-biden-trump-white-supremacy_n_5d4c73bfe4b0066eb70ec6df

NEW YORK TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘The Squad’ Is the Future of the Democratic Party You can credit social movements for that. – Barbara Ransby
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/opinion/the-squad-democrats.html
— Trump’s Opponents Want to Name His Big Donors. His Supporters Say It’s Harassment. – Katie Rogers and Annie Karni (DIERSEN: Thankfully, I have enough time and money that I do not need/want donors for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor. My critics/opponents have made it very clear that they would viciously destroy anyone who might give me money. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/us/politics/castro-trump-donors.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/world/americas/ciudad-juarez-mexico-migrants.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/opinion/el-paso-trump-racism.html
— Fact Check: Tucker Carlson Falsely Calls White Supremacy a ‘Hoax’ – Emily S. Rueb and Derrick Bryson Taylor (DIERSEN: Instead of “hoax,” Carlson should have said “overstated.” How many White supremacists do Democrats say are in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? Can/will the Democrats name them? Of course, those who are called White supremacists should sue those who call them White supremacists. Should I survey the Democrats in my precinct and ask them which residents in my precinct they say are White supremacists?) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/business/media/tucker-carlson-white-supremacy.html

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘If you’re a good worker, papers don’t matter’: How a Trump construction crew has relied on immigrants without legal status -Joshua Partlow and David A. Fahrenthold.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/if-youre-a-good-worker-papers-dont-matter-how-a-trump-construction-crew-has-relied-on-immigrants-without-legal-status/2019/08/09/cf59014a-b3ab-11e9-8e94-71a35969e4d8_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump haters promote Trump haters who promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/warren-orourke-say-they-consider-trump-to-be-a-white-supremacist/2019/08/08/7a8852be-b9c9-11e9-bad6-609f75bfd97f_story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/08/08/racism-is-vital-trumpism-trump-cant-condemn-it-without-condemning-himself/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/08/trumps-videos-showing-his-visits-dayton-el-paso-are-mostly-about-trump/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/08/how-we-hold-trump-enablers-accountable/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/08/new-report-reinforces-short-sightedness-trumps-inaction-climate-change/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/09/democratic-candidates-quandary-how-call-out-trump-race-without-offending-his-supporters/

NEW YORK POST
— Joe Biden takes low blow at Trump over white supremacy – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2019/08/08/joe-biden-takes-low-blow-at-trump-over-white-supremacy/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Republican Congressmen Press Trump Not to Commute Sentence of Rod Blagojevich Five Illinois representatives cite importance of taking a ‘stand against pay-to-play politics’ in statement urging president to leave former governor in prison – Jess Bravin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/republican-congressmen-press-trump-not-to-commute-sentence-of-rod-blagojevich-11565309288
— FBI Surveillance Proposal Sets Up Clash With Facebook Agency solicits vendor proposals to collect data from Facebook, other social media to head off safety threats – Jeff Horwitz and Dustin Volz
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fbi-and-facebook-potentially-at-odds-over-social-media-monitoring-11565277021
— Lost in Life, El Paso Suspect Found a Dark World Online Gunman who allegedly killed 22 people with an intent to attack Hispanics told investigators he came to his views on the internet – Erin Ailworth, Georgia Wells and Ian Lovett
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lost-in-life-el-paso-suspect-found-a-dark-world-online-11565308783

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Should Worry About His Disapproval Rating.” I should survey all the voters in my precinct to get my approval/disapproval ratings. I would ask them to disclose on who and on what they base their opinion of me on. I have been the Republican Precinct Committeeman for the west half of my precinct since 1999 and for the east half since 2015. 
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-08-07/donald-trump-should-worry-about-his-disapproval-rating

FORBES
— African-Americans Always Fare Worse In Labor Market, Even When It is Good – Christian Weller (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired an African-American in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that an African-American could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired an African-American in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted African-Americans in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired an African-American in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted an African-American in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that an African-American could have my job and my preferred corner office. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes view the federal government as being a “dumping ground” for inferior people.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/christianweller/2019/08/09/african-americans-always-fare-worse-in-labor-market-even-when-it-is-good/#2be570467cab

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump hater says “The Scary Proposition That Trump Is Gradually Becoming More Popular.”
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/08/the-scary-claim-that-trump-is-steadily-becoming-more-popular.html

FORT BEND HERALD
— Public comments at meetings to stay the same – Averil Gleason
https://www.fbherald.com/public-comments-at-meetings-to-stay-the-same/article_c75adae2-aa79-5c4b-9fb6-e51c30d69864.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rosenberg resident Delia Villarreal said citizens should have the right to express themselves. “You were voted (on council) to hear the concerns (of the people),” she said. “It’s the price you have to pay. You asked to run for city council. We got you up there. If you don’t like it, then you shouldn’t run for city council.”)

WRFA
— Democratic Candidate for City Council Ward 2 Pulls out of Race (DIERSEN: Have any of the ten who filed applications to be appointed to fill the Wheaton City Council West District vacancy withdrawn their application?)
http://www.wrfalp.com/democratic-candidate-for-city-council-ward-2-pulls-out-of-race/

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— Need or desire keeping record number of older workers on the job – Christopher Quinn (DIERSEN: I should write a book about forced early retirement. Democrats run the federal government. They want everyone to know that they waste the careers of and get rid of federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they did not promote to GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.)
https://www.ajc.com/news/need-desire-keeping-record-number-older-workers-the-job/qYde0ZBZr3SpTODqyFBViL/

FORD AUTHORITY
— Ford Factory Work Isn’t A Death March – SHANE MCGLAUN (DIERSEN: I worked on a Dodge assembly line for a short time in early 1970.)
http://fordauthority.com/2019/08/ford-factory-work-isnt-a-death-march/

INC
— A Survey of 1,003 People Shows Millennials Lie on Resumes 5 Times More Often Than Baby Boomers Gen Z lies seven times more often. – Minda Zetlin
https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/millennials-gen-z-lie-on-resumes-more-than-baby-boomers.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But apparently, the younger you are, the likelier you are to be untruthful, at least when applying for a job. Eleven percent of Millennials said they had lied on their résumés, and 14 percent of Gen Z respondents said they’d done it. Only 2 percent of Baby Boomers said they’d ever lied on a résumé. And they don’t feel bad about it. While 54 percent of men and 42 percent of women who lied in all age groups felt guilty about doing so, only 27 percent of Millennials did. The difference may be changing attitudes about employment and employers.)

ASSOCIATION FOR TALENT DEVELOPMENT
— Don’t Make Risky Assumptions – Ken O’Quinn (DIERSEN: What assumptions do you make about those who read what you write? The only legitimate reason to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails is to get information to help defend and advance conservative Republican principles. Nevertheless, I have always been fully aware that some read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to get information to help them dismiss, discredit, belittle, badmouth, intimidate, insult, demonize, denigrate, and/or condemn me. I should write a book those who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to get information to help them dismiss, discredit, belittle, badmouth, intimidate, insult, demonize, denigrate, and/or condemn me.) 
https://www.td.org/insights/dont-make-risky-assumptions

STANDARD MEDIA
— Do you need a higher degree or is work experience sufficient? – Nancy Nzalambi (DIERSEN: According to this article, “A degree earned 20 years ago may be useless now.” Of course, my critics/opponents stress that all my education, paid work experience, professional certifications, and professional license are at least 21 years old.)
https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/lifestyle/article/2001334657/do-you-need-a-higher-degree-or-is-work-experience-sufficient
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Employers are lured by your work experience, but you must have the relevant experience to appeal to them more. Work experience should highly relate with the job that you are looking for. Your experience has to show some aspect of growth. You are more marketable when there are quantifiable results from the time and effort you put into work.)

BROOKLYN PAPER
— There is a biblical saying. “Do unto others as you would have done unto you.” – STEPHANIE THOMPSON (DIERSEN: How do people treat you? One can assume that people treat you like they want you to treat them. I should write a book about how people in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have treated me since I moved to Wheaton in 1978. I would focus on those who read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but who a) fail/refuse to share relevant information with me and/or b) fail/refuse to return my phone calls. I would focus on those who dismiss me, discredit me, belittle me, badmouth me, intimidate me, insult me, demonize me, denigrate me, and/or condemn me. I would focus on those who ascribe evil motive and/or bad judgment to everything that I do or that I do not do. I would focus on those who blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those who forced me to sue them. I would focus on those who focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who do not talk and/or act like they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/42/30/dtg-fearless-living-2019-07-26-bp.html

July 28 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Family, friends send off 400 Illinois National Guard members set to deploy to Afghanistan – Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/families-send-off-400-illinois-national-guard-members-deploying-to-afghanistan-/5425732/
— Indiana marijuana surge coming from other states, police say – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/-police-indiana-marijuana-surge-coming-from-other-states/5425844/
— Trump assails Elijah Cummings as ‘racist,’ stepping up feud over Maryland’s 7th district – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/stepping-up-feud-trump-assails-cummings-as-racist/5425401/

CBS2
— Amtrak Train Strikes Truck, Derails Near University Park
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/07/28/amtrak-train-strikes-vehicle/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Arizona lawmaker claims immigrants are ‘flooding’ and ‘overwhelming us’
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/arizona-lawmaker-claims-immigrants-are-flooding-and-overwhelming-us-
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A veteran Arizona legislator is apologizing while defending herself from criticism for comments she made on immigration and birth rates. The Phoenix New Times posted audio of a July 15 speech during which state Sen. Sylvia Allen said a flood of immigration and low birth rates among whites amid a lack cultural assimilation mean “we’re going to look like South American countries very quickly.” The Republican from Snowflake, Arizona, who is white, also said the U.S. has to regulate immigration so the country can provide jobs, education, health care and other needs. “We can’t provide that if people are just flooding us and flooding us and flooding us and overwhelming us,” she said.)

WGN RADIO
— Jeanne Ives is ready to ‘restore confidence’ in IL’s 6th – John Kass and Jeff Carlin
https://wgnradio.com/2019/07/28/the-chicago-way-ep-202-its-time-to-step-up-for-chicago-in-the-smollett-foxx-case-jeanne-ives-is-ready-to-restore-confidence-in-ils-6th-and-more/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago sanctuary ordinance wrongly defies federal law – John Moravecek, Naperville
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/28/8931992/immigration-ellis-island-sanctuary-city-michael-madigan-comed-sun-times-letters
— Fact-check: Durbin says Trump has encouraged unprecedented numbers of migrants to seek asylum; that’s not entirely true – BGA (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally, b) to illegally stay in America illegally, and c) to illegally vote for Democrats illegally.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/28/8932409/politifact-bga-better-government-association-durbin-trump-immigration-asylum-migrants
— Will cemetery zoning scare off developers eyeing St. Adalbert’s property? Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez proposes to rezone the church land to prevent condo development. – Carlos Ballesteros
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/24/20707675/pilsen-st-adalbert-church-chicago-byron-sigcho-lopez-gentrification-archdiocese

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Police: Indiana marijuana surge coming from other states – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/sns-indiana-marijuana-surge-20190728-a7hhy6zzjngyxlynjhvi4okp3i-story.html
— After some accused Trump of racist comments about Baltimore, president steps up feud by calling Elijah Cummings a racist – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-elijah-cummings-baltimore-20190728-eihwg4ogqvaeppw52rluazxebe-story.html
— As Democrats descend on Detroit for presidential debate, black voters offer a warning: Don’t take us for granted – BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-democratic-presidential-primary-detroit-michigan-20190728-emssjk4marhknhkev7qyfhahfu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Arizona lawmaker blasted for saying US might look like South America – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190727/news/307279898/

HOMEWOOD FLOSSMOOR CHRONICLE
— Local leaders look into a future with legal marijuana – Carole Sharwarko
http://www.hfchronicle.com/article/2019/jul/28/local-leaders-look-future-legal-marijuana

FOX ILLINOIS
— Stepping up feud, Trump assails Cummings as ‘racist’ – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/stepping-up-feud-trump-assails-cummings-as-racist

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— FROM THE REPORT: Zoning Application #19-11. An application requesting a text amendment to Article 15.1 of the Wheaton Zoning Ordinance to allow a “Cat Adoption Agency” as a special use in the O-R Office and Research District. . .The application is further requesting a special use permit to allow a Cat Adoption Agency to occupy the existing building located at 525 W. Roosevelt Road. This property is zoned O-R Office and Research District. The application has been submitted by St. Sophia’s Forgotten Felines, 112 E. Chicago Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559 on behalf of the property owner, Electronic Options Corporation, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL 60187. 
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/512776459-city-of-wheaton-planning-and-zoning-board-will-meet-july-23

BREITBART
— Resident of Baltimore Agrees with Trump: Cummings ‘Hasn’t Done Anything for Us’ – HANNAH BLEAU (DIERSEN: What has your Republican Precinct Committeeman done for the Republican voters in your precinct? Since 2000, I have made GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails available to the Republican voters in my precinct. Those emails have gone out each and every morning since 2004, and each and every evening too since 2015. Since 2004, those emails have included links to more than 341,800 articles and information on many upcoming events. Since 1999, I have kept the Republican voters in my precinct informed of who the Republican candidates were and how many votes they received in the precinct. Since 1999, I have circulated petitions for all the Republican candidates, distributed their literature, and encouraged the voters in the precinct to vote for them. Further, I have the best record by far since 1999 for attending Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) meetings and fundraisers. I served as the MTRCC webmaster 2000-2004 and 2008-2010. I save attended all the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Conventions as a Delegate since 2000 and I served on the 2008 IRP Platform and Resolutions Committee. Further, since 2005, I have raised funds from Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders to help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parades and fireworks. In the process of doing the aforesaid, I have come to know all the Republicans at the federal, state, county, township, and city levels who serve my precinct.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/27/trump-doubles-down-cummings-this-is-your-district/

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Turns His Sights On Nancy Pelosi In Battle Over Baltimore – AMBER ATHEY
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/28/trump-nancy-pelosi-baltimore/
— Trump Says Baltimore Is A Dump, The Media Freaks Out. Then Came Videos Of Garbage Strewn Everywhere
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/28/trump-baltimore-media-garbage/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s ‘hate agenda’ seeping into policymaking.” 
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/455052-tlaib-trumps-hate-agenda-seeping-into-policymaking
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump. 
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/455039-donald-trump-the-great-divider

REUTERS
— Trump rejects racism charge, throws it at black lawmaker – Lesley Wroughton
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-cummings/trump-rejects-racism-charge-throws-it-at-black-lawmaker-idUSKCN1UN0OE?il=0

ABC NEWS
— Democrats call Trump racist as he doubles down on attack on Baltimore, Rep. Cummings – BEN GITTLESON
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/democrats-call-trump-racist-doubles-attack-baltimore-rep/story?id=64616861

NBC NEWS
— Trump calls Cummings a ‘racist’ in second day of attacks on lawmaker, Baltimore Sunday’s outburst came a day after the president tweeted that “no human being would want to live” in Baltimore. – Allan Smith
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-continues-attacks-cummings-baltimore-n1035466

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “In Trump’s America, the ‘basket of deplorables’ is overflowing.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/28/trumps-america-basket-deplorables-is-overflowing/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Don’t get complacent. Things really are that bad under Trump.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dont-get-complacent-things-really-are-that-bad-under-trump/2019/07/28/a0dabbfa-afdd-11e9-8e77-03b30bc29f64_story.html

SUN SENTINEL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: What to expect from a recreational marijuana store – NAIMA KARP
https://www.sun-sentinel.com/consumer-reviews/sns-bestreviews-cannabis-what-to-expect-from-a-recreational-marijuana-store-20190728-story.html

TRIBUNE STAR
— Rezoning: ‘The community doesn’t want what is proposed’ – Lisa Trigg
https://www.tribstar.com/news/local_news/the-community-doesn-t-want-what-is-proposed/article_4aec0c87-1ddd-59d0-9152-1501d869e969.html

KNIA KRLS
— DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR VACANT CITY COUNCIL POSITION IS THIS WEEK – Nathan Sage (DIERSEN: So far, who has announced their candidacy for the West District Wheaton City Council vacancy? Wheaton City Council members have gone on to be a State Representative, Lieutenant Governor, and Congressional candidate. The voters in Wheaton’s West District should a) know who has filed an application to fill the West District Wheaton City Council vacancy before the filing deadline, b) know when the filing deadline is (5:00 PM Tuesday, August 6, 2019), c) have an opportunity to express support for or opposition to those candidates.)
https://www.kniakrls.com/2019/07/28/deadline-to-apply-for-vacant-city-council-position-is-this-week/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The deadline to be considered by the City of Knoxville to fill the vacant city council position is this week. As of last Friday, only two individuals have indicated their interest in filling the vacant position. Jerrold Jordan and John Gotta have both formally informed the city of their interest. The deadline to apply to be considered is Wednesday, July 31st. Anyone interested in filling the vacant position can submit a letter of interest and resume to City Hall for review by the council. Following the July 31st deadline the remaining Councilmembers will review all submitted material, and may schedule a meeting to interview interested candidates. If needed, interviews would likely take place on either August 5th or August 12th.)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Psychology of the Leftward March As with Nixon, Democrats mistake Trump for an extremist. That in turn drives them to extremes. – Barton Swaim
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-psychology-of-the-leftward-march-11564337543
— Nationalism Essential to Preserve Ourselves Aristotle said it is the first duty of a culture to affirm its values if it wishes for that culture to survive. – Jeff Pittman – Roswell, Ga.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/nationalism-essential-to-preserve-ourselves-11564336887
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Careers in Marijuana Catch On at Colleges Two universities offer first courses on cannabis as more states legalize its recreational and medical use – Likhitha Butchireddygari
https://www.wsj.com/articles/careers-in-marijuana-catch-on-at-schools-11564306201
— Financial Crisis Yields a Generation of Renters Many young adults are priced out of the housing market. That could reshape their finances—and the economy—for years to come. – Christina Rexrode
https://www.wsj.com/articles/financial-crisis-yields-a-generation-of-renters-11564228800

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasing, Democrats turn minorities, females, younger people, LGBTQers, poor people, immigrants, etc. against Republicans.
https://www.newsweek.com/bernie-sanders-says-trump-racist-president-who-trying-divide-us-color-our-skin-1451466
— TRUMP CRITICS POST PHOTOS OF POVERTY, HOMELESSNESS IN REPUBLICAN DISTRICTS ACROSS U.S. – BENJAMIN FEARNOW 
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-critics-post-photos-poverty-homelessness-republican-districts-across-us-1451472

July 27 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What void do you fill? With my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, I fill a tremendous Republican communication void in Illinois, in DuPage County, and in Milton Township. The Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) bring very few articles to the attention of Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains in Illinois, in DuPage County, and in Milton Township. Since 2004, GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails have brought more than 341,700 articles and information on many upcoming events to the attention of Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains in Illinois, in DuPage County, and in Milton Township. The IRP, DCRCC, and MTRCC share extremely few articles that promote the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the IRP and Republican Party platforms. GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails help fill the tremendous Republican communication void in Illinois. – Dave Diersen 
http://www.gopillinois.com

KANE COUNTY REPORTER
— Local attorney Christopher Solfa latest to announce candidacy for vacancy on Batavia school board – Glenn Minnis (DIERSEN: So far, who has announced their candidacy for the West District Wheaton City Council vacancy? Wheaton City Council members have gone on to be a State Representative, Lieutenant Governor, and Congressional candidate. The voters in Wheaton’s West District should a) know who has filed an application to fill the West District Wheaton City Council vacancy before the filing deadline, b) know when the filing deadline is (5:00 PM Tuesday, August 6, 2019), c) have an opportunity to express support for or opposition to those candidates.) 
https://kanecountyreporter.com/stories/512789426-local-attorney-solfa-latest-to-announce-candidacy-for-vacancy-on-batavia-school-board

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use children to promote illegal immigration.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-children-held-ohare-border-protection-congress-letter-20190726-uz53qddfm5gl3mw6436esjspxa-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs make it clear that they are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-frat avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-social-security-number-notices-immigrants-20190725-cvtfwosbmnhnfir3twh7ug64cq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Jussie Smollett receives ministering from Rev. Jesse Jackson ‘Empire’ actor who claimed a racist assault in January dips into town during Rainbow PUSH forum – Michael Sneed 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/7/27/8932380/jussie-smollett-push-ministering-jesse-jackson-empire-assault-homophobic-racist-fox-taraji-henson

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats, RINOs, and other Trump-haters hate those like me who they call “right-wing influencers and online provocateurs.” 
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20190727/white-house-summit-on-social-media-gave-a-boost-to-key-trump-supporters-they-used-it-to-attack-mueller
— A duty of freedom: Tolerating ugly speech – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190726/editorial-a-duty-of-freedom-tolerating-ugly-speech

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Ives, Sanguinetti square off in 6th District; Sheila O’Brien – Mike Flannery
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/flannery-fired-up-ives-sanguinetti-square-off-in-6th-district-sheila-o-brien

ABC7
— 4 workers suspended after high lead levels found in University Park drinking water
https://abc7chicago.com/health/workers-suspended-after-high-lead-levels-found-in-university-park-drinking-water/5422489/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-7/27/2019

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Towns given a month to respond to plan for Stergenics to re-open Willowbrook facility – CLIFFORD WARD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/burr-ridge/ct-sterigenics-court-ruling-tl-0801-20190726-wvmmhb3oxbddxaoy5vbd3jmbba-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rosemont under scrutiny by the FBI, sources tell the Sun-Times Agents have questioned current and former village employees about a contract given to a politically connected security company and over possible wrongdoing in the suburb’s public safety department. – Robert Herguth 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/26/8930891/rosemont-fbi-scrutiny-monterrey-security-public-safety-department-donald-e-stephens-iii

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— St. Joseph to hold hearing on burning issue: marijuana sales – Deb Pressey (DIERSEN: In your municipality and in your county, what percent of the residents a) have smoked pot, b) are smoking pot, c) want to smoke pot, d) want everyone to smoke pot, e) want to make money selling pot, and/or f) want governments to take in tax revenues from the sale of pot?)
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/st-joseph-to-hold-hearing-on-burning-issue-marijuana-sales/article_0e95f287-1e7e-53b8-a447-b50aed6da655.html

NORTHWEST HERALD
— State election board likely to hear complaint against McHenry County clerk Aug. 21 Illinois Board of Elections likely to hear Tirio complaint Aug. 21 – DREW ZIMMERMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/07/26/state-election-board-likely-to-hear-complaint-against-mchenry-county-clerk-aug-21/a4wxjhc/

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Headline not meant as a dig – David Giuliani (DIERSEN: What is your “most distinguishing feature.” For me, it is my having served as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000.)
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/david-giuliani-headline-not-meant-as-a-dig/article_c438e450-ae48-11e9-9d15-aff44456d256.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: We referred to Varela’s high school because that fact was probably her most distinguishing feature. She graduated just two months before her arrest. The headline wasn’t meant as a dig at Kankakee High.)

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Chicago ordinances often become state laws – Cole Lauterbach
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=288144#.XTxdPxh_OM8

WGIL
— SWANSON VIEWS CHICAGO 51 AS SYMBOLIC MOVE
http://www.wgil.com/2019/07/27/swanson-views-chicago-51-as-symbolic-move/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Locals react to two new laws designed to protect undocumented children – Amanda Henderson
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/locals-react-to-two-new-laws-designed-to-protect-undocumented-children
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Governor Pritzker does not speak for me,” said Director of Illinois Minuteman Project Rosanna Pulido. . .”Americans who live in Illinois want our laws to be enforced. They want ICE to do their job and we want that for safe communities,” said Pulido. Under the new laws, two things can now happen. Number one: if the parents of an undocumented child are detained or deported, the child can still live with a legal guardian for up to two years. The second law allows undocumented children to get visas, which is an easier way to get US citizenship. “I have a hard time believing that there are people who would want to leave their children behind,” said Pulido.)

ILLINOIS BUSINESS DAILY
— East St. Louis ranks the most dangerous of Illinois cities (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs do everything that they can to promote poverty and crime, for example, they promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things.)
https://ilbusinessdaily.com/stories/512782757-east-st-louis-ranks-the-most-dangerous-of-illinois-cities-study-finds

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Attacks on Conservative Speech Take Many Forms – Ken Blackwell (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have done the most a) to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/07/attacks-on-conservative-speech-take-many-forms/

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Northwest Side GOP Club’s Podgorski not convinced area needs housing department’s help – Glenn Minnis
https://northcooknews.com/stories/512789365-northwest-side-gop-club-s-podgorski-not-convinced-area-needs-housing-department-s-help

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
–Corporate America stays on sidelines as Trump attacks ‘the squad’ – Melissa Quinn (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, corporate America sides with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/corporate-america-stays-on-sidelines-as-trump-attacks-the-squad

AMERICAN THINKER
— 2020 Census Citizenship Controversy Exposes True Open Borders Agenda – Tom Tancredo
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/07/2020_census_citizenship_controversy_exposes_true_open_borders_agenda.html
— The False Promise of the Minimum Wage Hike – Dennis L. Weisman
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/07/the_false_promise_of_the_minimum_wage_hike.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Covenants Without the Sword – Pedro Gonzalez
https://amgreatness.com/2019/07/26/covenants-without-the-sword/

AMERICAN FREE PRESS
— Attacked for Criticizing Illegal Immigration
http://americanfreepress.net/attacked-for-criticizing-illegal-immigration/

BREITBART
— NBC News: ‘Growing Number’ of Pregnant Migrants Waiting to Deliver Anchor Babies in U.S. – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/26/nbc-news-growing-number-of-pregnant-migrants-waiting-to-deliver-anchor-babies-in-u-s/

GOPUSA
— Dearborn MI: Arab-American community boycott blocks opening of ‘Israeli’ burger restaurant
http://www.gopusa.com/dearborn-mi-arab-american-community-boycott-blocks-opening-of-israeli-burger-restaurant/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— The Makeup of the Two Parties and the Current Game in Washington
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/07/26/the-makeup-of-the-two-parties-and-the-current-game-in-washington/

GOPUSA
— NY Times columnist: Inept Dems have put Trump in ranks of folk heroes
http://www.gopusa.com/ny-times-columnist-inept-dems-have-put-trump-in-ranks-of-folk-heroes/

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Why a Strong Economy Will Actually Help Democrats in 2020.”
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/07/27/2020-democrats-economy-rust-belt-227484

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote hatred of Republicans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/26/opinion/trump-wall-immigration.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/26/opinion/nationalism-trump-conservative.html
— What to Know When Choosing Cremation – Ann Carrns (DIERSEN: Would you want to be buried in the municipality that you live in? Even though I have lived in Wheaton since 1978, and even though there are two large cemeteries in my precinct, I do not want to be buried in Wheaton. There are far too many Wheaton residents who are filled with hatred of those who share my demographics: Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, ancestors who have been in America for a long time, former union member, former federal employee, federal retiree, childless, pet-less, American nameplate car owner, former Crete resident, etc.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/26/your-money/funeral-cremation-burial.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Here are my questions for candidates before the second Democratic debate – George F. Will (DIERSEN: What questions do you want to ask candidates? I want to ask candidates what they would do if elected a) to promote individual responsibility, that is, to discourage dependency on government and to discourage dependency on charity, b) to promote traditional marriage and traditional family, that is, to discourage LGBTQ activity, c) to promote the right to life, that is, to discourage abortion, d) to promote compliance with America’s immigration laws, that is, to discourage illegal immigration, e) to promote conservative principles, that is, to discourage booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, f) to promote Second Amendment rights, that is, to discourage erosion of Second Amendment rights, and g) to promote equal opportunity, that is, to discourage patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid? Those who do not want me to ask the aforesaid questions do everything that they can to destroy me.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/here-are-my-questions-for-candidates-before-the-second-democratic-debate/2019/07/26/2412066e-af0b-11e9-a0c9-6d2d7818f3da_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump campaign sees political advantage in a divisive appeal to working-class white voters.” Are/were you a “working class white voter?” I was. 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. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes look down on, badmouth, belittle, despise, demonize, denigrate, and condemn white working class voters. They stress that I was a union member 1966-1969 and 1971-1980.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-campaign-sees-political-advantage-in-a-divisive-appeal-to-working-class-white-voters/2019/07/26/39234f00-aef1-11e9-8e77-03b30bc29f64_story.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Bill de Blasio says Trump not ‘welcome back in New York ‘ — even if he loses election – DAVE GOLDINER (DIERSEN: In your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, who determines who is welcome and who is not welcome? I should write a book about those who since 1978 have determined who is welcome and who is not welcome in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County.) 
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-de-blasio-trump-unwelcome-new-york-20190726-ucoqxhkzazht3nrhxuepty7hwq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti- draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-how-sunset-park-thwarted-ice-20190727-zcggwhzapjbqjg4iuxq4cwdj7i-story.html

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally.
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Keeping-migrants-alive-shouldn-t-be-a-crime-14188986.php

BOZEMAN DAILY CHRONICLE
— Those here illegally disrespect, disobey our laws – Mary Ellen Pitt
https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/opinions/letters_to_editor/those-here-illegally-disrespect-disobey-our-laws/article_67742678-a475-562b-95eb-0e9cb0940f46.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Still Paying Coerced Labor Dues, Even After Janus Cara O’Callaghan’s union defies the Supreme Court’s ‘opt-in’ mandate and takes $41 a month from her pay. – Nicole Ault
https://www.wsj.com/articles/still-paying-coerced-labor-dues-even-after-janus-11564181195

INC.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats do everything that they can to make millennials anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.inc.com/peter-economy/a-new-study-of-150000-millennials-revealed-that-they-have-these-10-surprising-things-in-common.html

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— GAO: Homeland Security Has a Problem Hiring and Keeping Women The department is failing to address known barriers to a number of ethnic and racial groups – Eric Katz (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2019/07/homeland-security-has-problem-hiring-and-keeping-women/158740/