September 11 Morning Edition

ABC7
— US marks 18th anniversary of 9/11 attacks – AP (DIERSEN: I had the honor of organizing Wheaton’s 9/11 events in 2004 and 2005. What were you doing on September 11, 2001? I was delivering reelection campaign press release kits for then State Representative Randy Hultgren.)
https://abc7chicago.com/society/live-us-marks-18th-anniversary-of-9-11-attacks/5530930/
— Remembering 9/11: List of local, public memorials
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/remembering-9-11-list-of-local-public-memorials/5531246/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-9/11/2019
— Chicago City Council members, community groups call for reinstatement of corporate head tax – Craig Wall (Diersen: I worked in Chicago in 1971 and 1973-1997.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/city-council-members-community-groups-call-for-reinstatement-of-corporate-head-tax/5529869/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Should Rahm Emanuel run for president and save Democrats from Joe Biden and his bloody eye? – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-rahm-emanuel-democrat-president-kass-20190911-to7rp2sdxnhqhnmycaygzcctaq-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO: Watchdog accuses County Clerk Karen Yarbrough of running ‘illegal patronage’ operation, wants court oversight – Ray Long (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-karen-yarbrough-cook-county-clerk-patronage-hiring-20190911-e2aj2es5sze4zfvejehxehimsm-story.html
— Protests planned as Sean Spicer set to speak at Northeastern Illinois University this week – Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas (DIERSEN: Of course, Democrat employers will watch this and offer high-paying jobs to those who promote the most hatred against Trump.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-neiu-sean-spicer-protest-20190910-xdpeqvauqbef7lq2x2enpx4ofy-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A group of Northeastern Illinois University students, faculty and alumni are planning to protest after the school’s president rejected a request to reconsider having former White House press secretary Sean Spicer take part in a panel discussion about presidential elections on campus Thursday. But the discussion between Spicer and Fox News contributor and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, will go on as planned, according to university spokesman Michael Hines. It’s scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the university’s main auditorium, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., according to a release.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Coalition wish list includes 3.5% city income tax on Chicagoans and suburbanites earning more than $100,000-a-year. – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: In today’s dollars, I started earning $101,471/year (GS-13 Step 2) in 1987 working for GAO in Chicago and that increased to $127,654/year (GS-13 Step 10) in 1997.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/9/10/20859272/taxes-head-tax-income-revenue-budget-progressive-caucus-city-council-chicago
— Civil case over Hastert hush-money payments could go to trial after judge’s ruling The civil case brought by Hastert’s victim — who is referred to as “James Doe” in the lawsuit — has been simmering in Kendall County ever since the spring of 2016. – Jon Seidel 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/10/20860228/civil-case-dennis-hastert-hush-money-payments-could-go-trial-after-judge-ruling

DAILY HERALD
— Academic stupidity and brainwashing – Walter E. Williams
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190911/academic-stupidity-and-brainwashing

WBEZ
— After 2 Years of Protests, Palos Township Calls in Armed Guards – Linda Lutton
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/after-2-years-of-protests-palos-township-calls-in-armed-guard/80e0c908-398c-4ea7-9e3c-4a23a1233b3c

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Vendors named to provide safety training to cannabis sellers – AP (DIERSEN: Pot impairs you. I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who uses pot. Those who promote, sell, buy, and/or use pot have severe health problems.)
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/vendors-named-to-provide-safety-training-to-cannabis-sellers/article_a2aca73b-83f2-5877-9563-bf78078e9a38.html

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To condemn today’s America, Democrats condemn America’s founders.
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/gerson-historical-context-is-no-excuse-for-the-founders-failure/article_254afc6a-d3c9-11e9-bf01-93072fcbb85f.html

SOUTHERN
— Union County Democratic Party withdraws legal action over county board’s pick for state’s attorney – MOLLY PARKER (DIERSEN: What do you say to a) those who cast Republican primary ballots and/or sign Republican candidate petitions but who focus on destroying Republicans and b) those who do not cast primary ballots and/or do not sign candidate petitions but who focus on destroying Republicans?) 
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/union-county-democratic-party-withdraws-legal-action-over-county-board/article_99de7213-eda0-58fd-906c-ff441241f069.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a statement to The Southern on Thursday, Union County Democratic Party Chair Teresa Vincent said that the county’s legal counsel has since provided her the necessary documentation establishing Klingemann’s affiliation to the Democratic Party. Klingemann, a private attorney in Marion who previously worked as an assistant state’s attorney with Edmonds, had not voted in primary elections, and was not active in party politics. The board confirmed his appointment by a 3-2 vote along party lines, with Republicans voting in favor of his confirmation and Democrats against. Union County Board Chairman Max Miller previously said that Klingemann stated to him during the interview process that he was a Democrat, which he said satisfied the party affiliation requirement under the law. But Vincent argued that Klingemann’s record was not sufficient to establish him as a Democrat. She pointed to a section of the law that specifically speaks to the replacement of state senators and representatives and defines party affiliation as follows: A person is a member of a party for 23 months after signing a petition for a candidate’s partisan candidacy for office, signing a petition joining a particular party, pulling a partisan primary ballot, running for partisan office or otherwise holding a partisan position such as state central committeeperson.)

DEKALB DAILY JOURNAL
— City council looks to NIU to continue weed sales talks Marijuana merchants would be barred from selling within 250 feet of schools, homes – KELSEY RETTKE (DIERSEN: The easier that it is to buy pot, the more pot that will be used.) 
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/09/10/city-council-looks-to-niu-to-continue-weed-sales-talks/ad9xgsp/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Residents speak in favor of cannabis sales at O’Fallon City Council meeting
BY LYNN VENHAUS
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/community/ofallon-progress/article234927187.html

UIS JOURNAL
— Legal Weed and Higher Learning – Spencer Voyles
https://uisjournal.com/fall-2019/2019/09/10/legal-weed-and-higher-learning/

WSIL TV
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Williamson County approves sales of recreational marijuana – Carolyn Cerda
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/41030850/williamson-county-approves-sales-of-recreational-marijuana

FOX ILLINOIS
— US commemorates 9/11 as its aftermath extends and evolves – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/us-commemorates-911-as-its-aftermath-extends-and-evolves

WIRE POINTS
— Illinois Comptroller’s Office Doubles Down, Calls Wirepoints’ Critique Fringe, Apocalyptic Ranting: Our Response. – Mark Glennon (DIERSEN: Who paints you as being on the fringe? Those who paint be as being on the fringe 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://wirepoints.org/illinois-comptrollers-office-doubles-down-calls-wirepoints-critique-fringe-apocalyptic-ranting-our-response/

RUSS STEWART
— BAIL-OUTS PROLIFERATE AMONG DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEEMEN
http://www.russstewart.com/articles/2019/09-11-19.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Here is a multiple-choice question for anyone who is still paying attention. A Chicago Democratic ward committeeman is (a) at the top of the political food chain, (b) at the bottom of the political food chain, (c) holds a non-paying post that is inconsequential, and/or (d) believes it’s a steppingstone to glory and power. Anybody who is now or has been a committeeman would answer (b) and (c). Anybody who aspires to and is running for committeeman in 2020 would answer (a) and (d). And everybody else, including this columnist, would give a resounding (c). After all, the sitting Democratic committeemen of the 1st, 39th, 40th, 41st, 45th and 49th wards, who were elected in 2016, lost 2019 bids to be elected or re-elected alderman, and the 50th Ward committeeman and the former 32nd Ward committeeman lost 2018 state senator and county commissioner races. Robert Murphy (39th) and Pat O’Connor (40th) lost the April 2 aldermanic runoff with, respectively, 44.1 and 46.2 percent. Proco Joe Moreno (1st), Tim Heneghan (41st), John Arena (45th) and Joe Moore (49th) lost the Feb. 26 primary with, respectively, 38.8, 29.7, 36.2 and 36.6 percent. And Ira Silverstein (50th) lost his Illinois 8th Senate District seat with 29.9 percent and John Fritchey (32nd) lost with 44.6 percent. They would surely answer the above question with a (b) and (c).)

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Top campaign contributions for the week of August 26 in DuPage County
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/513512189-top-campaign-contribution-recipients-in-dupage-county-for-the-week-of-august-26

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WEYERMULLER: REMEMBERING 9-11 18 YEARS LATER (DIERSEN: I had the honor of organizing Wheaton’s 9/11 events in 2004 and 2005.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/weyermuller-remembering-9-11-18-years-later.html
— GOVERNMENT SHOULDN’T FORCE TEACHERS TO USE TRANSGENDER PRONOUNS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/government-shouldnt-force-teachers-to-use-transgender-pronouns.html

GOPUSA
— Rashida Tlaib’s ‘political revolution’ is treason masked as justice
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=75851
— A generation later America’s unity gone
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=75858
— Is Google Voter Manipulation Real? (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Google news searches steer you to non-creditable websites that promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=75777

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The summer dip in illegal immigration is temporary, so Trump officials ought to stop celebrating
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-summer-dip-in-illegal-immigration-is-temporary-so-trump-officials-ought-to-stop-celebrating
— ‘Transparency’ in journalism doesn’t exist, but it could (DIERSEN: Unlike virtually all journalists, I am transparent. I fully disclose that I have been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, and I am a Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, federal retiree, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes use the aforesaid to destroy me. They use the aforesaid to paint me as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, someone who harasses people, and even worse things. They talk and act like they work for those who dominate the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I should write a book about them. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/transparency-in-journalism-doesnt-exist-but-it-could

AMERICAN THINKER
— Democrats Have Forgotten 9/11 – Rick Hayes
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/democrats_have_forgotten_911.html
— Discrimination is bad…unless you’re wearing a MAGA hat – Christopher Paslay (DIERSEN: If you wore a MAGA hat in your municipality, would your Republican municipal officials come to your defense? If you wore a MAGA hat in your township/ward, would your Republican township/ward officials come to your defense? If you wore a MAGA hat in your county, would your Republican county officials come to your defense? If you wore a MAGA hat in Illinois, would your Republican Illinois come to your defense?)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/discrimination_is_badunless_youre_wearing_a_maga_hat.html

DAILY SIGNAL
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Tight labor market in western suburbs: Impediments and solutions – Ross Molho (DIERSEN: From what I see, under the Democrats, ever-increasingly, employers do not want employees who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20190911/tight-labor-market-in-western-suburbs-impediments-and-solutions

DAILY SIGNAL
— Here Are 4 Ways the Left Is Grabbing Power in America – Jarrett Stepman 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/09/10/here-are-4-ways-the-left-is-grabbing-power-in-america/

TOWNHALL
— 7 Democrat Debate Questions Jorge Ramos Won’t Ask – Michelle Malkin (DIERSEN: What if candidate forums had been held for the candidates who sought appointment to fill Wheaton’s North and West City Council vacancies?)
https://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2019/09/11/7-dem-debate-questions-jorge-ramos-wont-ask-n2552893

NEWS BUSTERS
— Meet ABC’s Debate Moderators: A Clinton Spin Doctor and Trump Resistor – Geoffrey Dickens 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/geoffrey-dickens/2019/09/10/meet-abcs-debate-moderators-clinton-spin-doctor-and-trump

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Democrats Divide Us by Race While Trump Expands Economic Pie – Kimberly Guilfoyle
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/09/11/dems_divide_us_by_race_while_trump_expands_economic_pie_141219.html

HOT AIR
— NRA Sues San Francisco (DIERSEN: I should sue those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I falsely claim to be a journalist. They stress that I do not have a degree in journalism, that I am not paid for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor, that I do not claim to be nonpartisan, that GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are free, that GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails contain no advertising, that GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails contain no pictures, that I am a Republican Precinct Committeeman, and the times that activists, organizations (including the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party), companies (including Google, Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune, Wheaton Leader, and Naperville Sun), governments (including Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois), candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. have treated me like a am not a journalist.) 
https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2019/09/10/go-nra-sues-san-francisco/
— Beto: Living Close To Where You Work Should Be A Right For Everyone (DIERSEN: I lived in the Outer Drive East building in downtown Chicago and walked to work at IRS 1974-1978. In today’s dollars, my IRS salary was $82,579 in 1974, $85,333 in 1975, $88,086 in 1976, $90,839 in 1977 and 1978. I had earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970 and an MBA from Loyola in 1976. I started taking graduate accounting courses at DePaul in 1976.) 
https://hotair.com/archives/allahpundit/2019/09/10/beto-living-close-work-right-everyone/

NOQ REPORT
— One America News slaps MSNBC, Comcast with $10 million slander lawsuit – CQ Livingston (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes talk and/or act like they can defame and slander me because I am a “public figure.” If I sued them, they would have to prove that I am a “public figure.” That would be difficult for them because they have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that no one reads GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://noqreport.com/2019/09/10/one-america-news-slaps-msnbc-comcast-10-million-lawsuit/

MEXICAN OCCUPATION
— The Mexican Invasion and Occupation: Mexico Builds the LA RAZA “THE RACE” Supremacist Welfare State. THE LA RAZA CRIME TIDAL WAVE – “These figures do not attempt to allege that foreign nationals in the country illegally commit more crimes than other groups,” the report states. “It simply identifies thousands of crimes that should not have occurred and thousands of victims that should not have been victimized because the perpetrator should not be here.” – CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON
http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/

THE HILL
— How important is candidate age? – MARK MELLMAN (DIERSEN: How old are you? I am 70. All my critics/opponents, all their operatives and all their dupes promote age discrimination a) because they want to get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) because they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination.) 
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/460812-mellman-how-important-is-candidate-age
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Candidates are not simply bundles of age, race and résumé. They have issue positions and priorities, personality traits and personal stories, that weren’t measured in these conjoint experiments. We don’t know how much age matters compared to those factors. More broadly, moving from the generic to the specific is not always clear cut. In our example, while 70 may be too old, not all 70-year olds are too old. That’s exactly what a new CBS YouGov poll on candidate age tells us. In response to questions specific to each candidate, just 37 percent said Sanders was “too old” to be president, 31 percent said Biden was and only 5 percent believed Warren is too old to be president. Polls seem to tell us that age is important. But failure to ask the right questions, in the right ways, can lead analysts and strategists astray.)

ROLL CALL
— More states allowing gun seizures amid plague of mass shootings But opposition from interests that have thwarted prior gun control efforts remains strong – Jacob Fischler
https://www.rollcall.com/news/more-states-allowing-gun-seizures-amid-plague-of-mass-shootings

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: America-haters want everyone in the world to claim asylum in America
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/11/world/middleeast/refugees-immigration.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Alternatives to Google? Your Search Returned No Results Our investigation will find out whether the internet’s gate keeper is, in fact, blocking the entrance. – Ken Paxton
https://www.wsj.com/articles/alternatives-to-google-your-search-returned-no-results-11568155213
— The New Tax Math for People Living in High-Tax States The limit on deductions for state income taxes and property taxes costs some taxpayers tens of thousands – Brian J. O’Connor (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-new-tax-math-for-people-living-in-high-tax-states-11568137115
— Americans Get Richer And for those concerned about economic inequality, there appears to be less of it. – James Freeman (DIERSEN: The main reason why the Diersens’ net worth is not declining is that we have reduced our standard of living. My $53,316/year Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 42% of what my GAO salary was in 1997 in today’s dollars.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americans-get-richer-11568150716
— One Argument for Radical Income Transparency Our research suggests that disagreements about government spending may be partly based on misperceptions about how much others make – Oliver Hauser and Michael Norton (DIERSEN: My Civil Service Retirement System pension is $53,316/year. My Social Security is $2,118/year. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes should be required to disclose the source and amount of their income.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/one-argument-for-radical-income-transparency-11568167323
(FROM THE ARTICLE: How much do people actually know about the income and wealth of people who live around them? And how does what they think they know skew the way they think about government taxes and spending? Recent research we conducted suggests that the answer to those two questions are: Not much and a lot. An emerging body of research suggests that citizens’ preferences for spending on public goods—from social programs to health care to infrastructure—are based in part about who they believe contributes and benefits. However, we discovered that many people are unaware of the true extent of inequality where they live. And in some cases, their beliefs are dramatically different than reality.)
— Number of Uninsured Americans Rises for First Time in Decade – Stephanie Armour (DIERSEN: A big reason to endure the negatives of being a federal employee is getting subsidized health care insurance for you and for your spouse as a federal retiree. My wife and I pay only about $6,000/year for about $24,000/year worth of health care insurance.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/number-of-americans-without-insurance-shows-first-increase-since2008-11568128381
— Warren’s Assault on Retiree Wealth Her vision of ‘accountable capitalism’ would destroy savings built over a lifetime—and sink the economy. – Phil Gramm and Mike Solon
https://www.wsj.com/articles/warrens-assault-on-retiree-wealth-11568155283
— Inequality Is Holding Back the U.S. Economy Rising inequality isn’t a problem just for those at the bottom of the distribution – Justin Lahart
https://www.wsj.com/articles/inequality-is-holding-back-the-u-s-economy-11568136471

FOX BUSINESS
— How Americans are saving for retirement and how much they have stashed away – Brittany De Lea (DIERSEN: I saved for retirement a) by qualifying for Social Security, b) by putting 7% of my federal salary into the Civil Service Retirement System, and c) by putting the maximum into tax deferred retirement accounts. My retirement income is far less because my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.) 
https://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/how-americans-are-saving-for-retirement

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) promote Islam and c) promote illegal immigration.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/11/opinion/india-assam-stateless-bengalis-muslim.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters ask “Is Trump afraid to face primary competition?” How many Trump-haters are there in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county? Who do they take their hatred of Trump out on? Of course, they take their hatred of Trump out on their Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/is-trump-afraid-to-face-primary-competition/2019/09/10/ea1fba20-d406-11e9-9343-40db57cf6abd_story.html

KCRW
— Do women-only STEM programs discriminate against men? – Madeleine Brand (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.kcrw.com/news/shows/press-play-with-madeleine-brand/parkland-survivors-offer-peace-plan-to-end-mass-shootings-can-it-be-enacted/do-women-only-stem-programs-discriminate-against-men

WVLT
— Knoxville city council, mayoral candidates answer questions
https://www.wvlt.tv/content/news/559997761.html

LONG BEACH POST NEWS
— What questions do you want to ask 1st Council District candidates? (DIERSEN: What if candidate forums had been held for the candidates who sought appointment to fill Wheaton’s North and West City Council vacancies?)
https://lbpost.com/news/politics/1st-council-district-special-election-questions
— State watchdog investigating councilwoman’s conflict of interest – Kelly Puente
https://lbpost.com/news/state-watchdog-investigating-councilwomans-conflict-of-interest

C&G NEWSPAPERS
— Candidate forums to give residents chances to ask questions – Mike Koury (DIERSEN: What if candidate forums had been held for the candidates who sought appointment to fill Wheaton’s North and West City Council vacancies?)
https://www.candgnews.com/news/candidate-forums-to-give-residents-chances-to-ask-questions-114860

DARIEN TIMES
— League of Women Voters seeks public’s questions for October candidates night (DIERSEN: What if candidate forums had been held for the candidates who sought appointment to fill Wheaton’s North and West City Council vacancies?)
https://www.darientimes.com/news/article/Letter-League-of-Women-Voters-seeks-public-s-14428136.php

CAMBRIDGE
— Cambridge Ward 6 Democratic Committee to host city council candidates forum (DIERSEN: What if candidate forums had been held for the candidates who sought appointment to fill Wheaton’s North and West City Council vacancies?)
https://cambridge.wickedlocal.com/news/20190910/strongcambridge-ward-6-democratic-committee-to-host-city-council-candidates-forumstrong

FAUQUIER NOW
— Three candidate forums set for November elections (DIERSEN: What if candidate forums had been held for the candidates who sought appointment to fill Wheaton’s North and West City Council vacancies?)
https://www.fauquiernow.com/fauquier_news/article/fauquier-three-candidate-forums-set-for-november-elections-2019

June 21 Morning Edition

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Living near marijuana dispensaries makes youth more likely to use it, study finds (DIERSEN: Your mayor and your city council members and your county board chairman and your county board members should ASAP call for a vote on the sale of pot and ASAP announce that they will vote against the sale of pot. I urge Wheaton Mayor Phil Suess and Wheaton City Council members Michael Barbier, Erica Bray-Parker, Suzanne Fitch, John K. Rutledge, and Todd Scalzo and the new North District Council member (soon to be Christopher J. Zaruba) to a) call for a vote on the sale of pot in Wheaton ASAP and b) vote NO on the sale of pot in Wheaton. I urge DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin and DuPage County Board members Donald Puchalski, Ashley Selmon, Sam Tornatore, Elizabeth Chaplin, Peter “Pete” DiCianni, Sean Noonan, Greg Hart, Brian Krajewski, Julie Renehan, Grant Eckhoff, Tim Elliott, Mary FitzGerald Ozog, Sadia Covert, Dawn DeSart, James Healy, Robert Larsen, Sheila Rutledge, and James Zay to a) call for a vote on the sale of pot in unincorporated DuPage County ASAP and b) vote NO on the sale of pot in unincorporated DuPage County.) 
https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-marijuana-pot-dispensary-young-people-20190617-story.html

CBS2
— Carol Stream Pilot Program Uses Saliva Testing Kit To Determine If Drivers Are High – Tara Molina
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/06/20/carol-stream-pilot-program-uses-saliva-testing-kit-to-determine-if-drivers-are-high/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot pushers.
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/medical-marijuana-dispensaries-preparing-for-recreational-pot

DAILY HERALD
— Legalized marijuana and the workplace – Marcy Traxler (DIERSEN: The more pot that you use, the more impaired that you are. The more booze that you drink, the more impaired that you are. Pot impairs you far longer than booze. Employers should not tolerate any kind of impairment.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20190620/legalized-marijuana-and-the-workplace
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Used versus impaired So how will this impact a business and how it approaches policy? Illinois statute prohibits discrimination against employees for testing positive for marijuana. The upshot is employers cannot rescind a job offer or terminate an employee for a positive drug test. How will this impact employers that want to hire or fire at will? For employers, a key issue involving marijuana is not legalization, but workplace safety. The takeaway is that it is more important than ever to make the distinction between an employee having used marijuana versus the employee being impaired on the job. Having come from an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) background, I think the most progressive companies have addressed this very issue and developed Drug Free Work Place and Safety Program policies to include training for supervisors to observe and document employees that have unsafe practices or exhibit behaviors and signs of drug use.)
— How government, private partnerships use jobs to fight addiction – Greg Hart and Lanny Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190621/how-government-private-partnerships-use-jobs-to-fight-addiction

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Townships help in many ways – Brian McGuire, Supervisor, Hanover Township
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/letters/ct-letters-vp-062019-20190619-263l7a5rhbeihf4flksj4hjy5y-story.html
— My township serves me well – Susan Canning Ramirez, Aurora
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/letters/ct-letters-vp-062019-20190619-263l7a5rhbeihf4flksj4hjy5y-story.html
— Mayor Chirico, local police and fire department officials, speaking at Pray!Naperville event Saturday – JAMES KRAUSE (DIERSEN: I should write a book about what I believe my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes pray for based on their words and on their actions.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-local-official-christian-event-st-0620-20190620-ot4ntuhutzchlosfg5sxag7p3e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Casino owner, others with gambling-industry ties helped Lori Lightfoot become mayor But Lightfoot says campaign money and personal relationships will play no role in Chicago casino and other key decisions. – Robert Herguth 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/21/18693585/lori-lightfoot-chicago-casino-campaign-contributions-mayer-brown-neil-bluhm-laura-ricketts
— Hunger or housing problems hit two thirds of students at City Colleges: report The report shines a light on the financial struggles community college students face in Chicago. – Carlos Ballesteros (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I have always had tremendous unfair advantages in life. My outstanding parents provided me with room and board in their home in Crete a) 1966-1968 while I attended UIC, b) weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and c) the summer of 1969.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/20/18691804/chicago-city-colleges-food-insecurity-housing-homeless-food-pantry-full-time-students-parents

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— The perilous path to pension solvency
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/html-page/847246

WBEZ
— CPS Teacher Develops Toolkit To Fight White Nationalism – Odette Yousef (DIERSEN: Fighting White nationalism is code for getting rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/cps-teacher-develops-toolkit-to-fight-white-nationalism/11ba8fdb-ef4b-4f40-866f-60fc30831b98

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Divorced women could revert to maiden name more easily under proposed law change – Kate Thayer
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190620/divorced-women-could-revert-to-maiden-name-more-easily-under-proposed-law-change

OUR QUAD CITIES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot pushers.
https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/local-news/medical-cannabis-star-flower/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Casten tackles high cost of diabetes medication ‘It is a chronic condition that is devastating in so many ways’ – BRENDA SCHORY (DIERSEN: My father fought type 1 diabetes from age 14. Because of the high cost of insulin, he and his father had less money for other things.)
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/06/14/casten-tackles-high-cost-of-diabetes-medication/aulg54z/

WIBC
— Indiana Is “Pot Locked” With Surrounding States Loosening Restrictions on Marijuana State police and Gov. Holcomb says nothing will change in how they enforce Indiana’s pot laws. – Kurt Darling
https://www.wibc.com/news/local-news/indiana-pot-locked-surrounding-states-loosening-restrictions-marijuana

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POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Sen. Dick Durbin will take the stage before Cook County Democratic committeemen today to explain why he’s seeking re-election. – SHIA KAPOS (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township? When is the last time that a candidate took the stage to win your endorsement?)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2019/06/21/durbin-foxx-in-the-spotlight-why-your-tax-bill-is-up-or-down-rahm-aides-new-gigs-449475

WIRE POINTS
— “Households in Chicago owe $150,000 in retirement debt. That’s an impossible number to pay off”
https://wirepoints.org/households-in-chicago-owe-150000-in-retirement-debt-thats-an-impossible-number-to-pay-off-ted-on-wjpf/

AMERICANS FOR TRUTH ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY
— Legal Gay ‘Marriage’ Was Built on a Lie: Ex-‘Gays,’ Pro-Family Leaders to Rally Against Obergefell and Fake (Same-Sex) ‘Marriage’ June 26 at Supreme Court – Peter LaBarbera
https://americansfortruth.com/2019/06/13/legal-gay-marriage-was-built-on-a-lie-ex-gays-pro-family-leaders-to-rally-against-fake-same-sex-marriage-and-radical-lgbtq-equality-act-at-supreme-court-on-obergefell-v-hodges-ann/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illegal Immigration: Left must take responsibility – Editorial
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jun/20/letters-to-the-editor-left-must-take-responsibilit/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Celebrities advertise abortion to young girls – Samantha Kamman
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/celebrities-advertise-abortion-to-young-girls
— Feds: 97% of illegal immigrants ordered out in February are in hiding – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/feds-97-of-illegal-immigrants-ordered-out-are-in-hiding

TOWNHALL
— Reparations—Here’s Who Should Pay – Ryan Bomberger (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations. Democrats use AA, Diversity, and Inclusion to make Republicans pay reparations.) 
https://townhall.com/columnists/ryanbomberger/2019/06/21/reparationsheres-who-should-pay-n2548724

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Lies They Told Us: A Long History of Being Manipulated Into War Before we retaliate over drone and oil tanker attacks, take a look at all the times we’ve been duped. – ROBERT W. MERRY
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/lies-they-told-us-a-long-history-of-being-manipulated-into-war/

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— More Than 100,000 Illegal Migrants Have Escaped Border Patrol Agents in 2019, Provost Says – Jason Hopkins
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/06/more-than-100000-illegal-migrants-have-escaped-border-patrol-agents-in-2019-provost-says/

BREITBART
— DHS: Caravans to U.S. Included 1.5K Deported Criminals, 30 Sex Offenders – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/20/dhs-caravans-to-u-s-included-1-5k-deported-criminals-30-sex-offendersdhs-recent-caravans-to-u-s-included-1-5k-convicted-criminals/

FOX NEWS
— Keeping America Great is exactly what Trump has done – Newt Gingrich (DIERSEN: Of course, during the 1990s, when Newt Gingrich cut GAO’s budget dramatically, he knew that the employees who GAO would get rid of would be Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran like me. SEE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/post/when-congress-wiped-an-agency-off-the-map/2011/11/29/gIQAIt0J9N_blog.html and https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2019/01/11/feature/why-is-congress-so-dumb/)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/newt-gingrich-america-great-trump

FEDERALIST
— African Americans Don’t Need Reparations. We Need To Take Responsibility For Our Lives – Emery McClendon
https://thefederalist.com/2019/06/21/african-americans-dont-need-reparations-need-take-responsibility-lives/

PJ MEDIA
— Witness at Reparations Hearing: ‘White People Are Ignorant’ – NICHOLAS BALLASY
https://pjmedia.com/trending/witness-at-reparations-hearing-white-people-are-ignorant/
— Leftist Rights Groups Press Congress to Decriminalize Illegal Immigration – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/leftist-rights-groups-press-congress-to-decriminalize-illegal-immigration/

DAILY CALLER
— DO YOU SUPPORT REPARATIONS FOR SLAVERY? – Alec Schemmel (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.)
https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/20/support-reparations-for-slavery/

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— NY Times Publisher Says Trump’s ‘Treason’ Accusation ‘Crosses a Dangerous Line’ – Lizzie Helmer (DIERSEN: In my opinion, it is treasonous to encourage citizens of foreign countries a) to come to America illegally and b) to stay in America illegally.) 
https://ijr.com/ny-times-publisher-says-trumps-treason-accusation-crosses-a-dangerous-line/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Democrats Unleash the Cancer of Slavery Reparations – DEROY MURDOCK
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/democrats-slavery-reparations-debate/
— The Media’s Double Standard on Culture-War Controversies – JONAH GOLDBERG
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/media-double-standard-culture-war-controversies/
— Trump’s Deportation Numbers Continue to Lag Behind Obama’s Despite Strong Rhetoric – JACK CROWE
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/trumps-deportation-numbers-continue-to-lag-behind-obamas-despite-strong-rhetoric/

HUFFINGTON POST
— Trump Claims Latino Voters Want Him To Deport Millions Of Undocumented Immigrants The president says his hard-line approach to immigration has improved his standing among Hispanic voters. – Nick Visser
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-telemundo-immigration_n_5d0c749ce4b07ae90d9ad132

POLITICO
— ‘This place has enough creepy old men’: GOP vows to crush Roy Moore Republicans fear the conservative firebrand accused of sexual misconduct will cost them a crucial Senate seat. – BURGESS EVERETT (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs are nasty. Have you been crushed? I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.) 
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/20/roy-moore-senate-republicans-defeat-1374226

NEW YORK POST
— The media’s cynical milking of the culture wars – Jonah Goldberg
https://nypost.com/2019/06/20/the-medias-cynical-milking-of-the-culture-wars/
— Bernie Sanders, Liz Warren talk decriminalizing prostitution – Nikki Schwab
https://nypost.com/2019/06/20/bernie-sanders-liz-warren-talk-decriminalizing-prostitution/

WASHINGTON POST
— Reparations for slavery aren’t enough. Official racism lasted much longer. Racial inequality flows as much from policies that came after abolition. – Sheryll Cashin (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations. Democrats use AA, Diversity, and Inclusion to make Republicans pay reparations.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/reparations-for-slavery-arent-enough-official-racism-lasted-much-longer/2019/06/21/2c0ecbe8-9397-11e9-aadb-74e6b2b46f6a_story.html

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Ever-increasingly, USA Today promotes LGBTQ activity.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/06/20/dad-hugs-pride-parade-show-how-hard-family-rejection-hits-lgbt-kids/1497661001/

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
— Hollywood’s War on Old Age At a time when sexism and racism are being tackled head on, ageism remains pervasive and unaddressed, writes Hollywood Reporter executive editor Stephen Galloway.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywoods-war-old-age-1219807

FED SMITH
— Bill Resurfaces to Expedite Process of Firing Federal Employees – Ian Smith (DIERSEN: Constructively, to force a federal employee to take early retirement or to resign is to fire that employee. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49. My Democrat GAO and IRS superiors forced me to take a $19,568 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me to resign in 1969 when I was 20. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes use the aforesaid to hint/imply/argue/shout that given all the work experience, education, professional certifications, and the professional license that I have, I must have been far worse than an “underperforming federal employee,” I must have been a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. Needless-to-say, I should sue my critics/opponents, sue their operatives, and sue their dupes.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/06/20/bill-resurfaces-expedite-process-firing-federal-employees/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Government employees should be held to the same standards as private sector employees, yet it is nearly impossible to fire bureaucrats for failing to do their jobs,” said Senator Perdue. “Right now, it can take more than a year to fire or replace a civil service employee, even for poor performance or misconduct. With a $22 trillion debt crisis, we cannot afford to hold onto bureaucrats who aren’t doing their jobs. Since President Trump took office, more than 4,300 bad actors have been fired, demoted, or suspended at the VA. It’s time to expand those efforts and address problems across the entire federal government.” Congressman Loudermilk added, “Working for the United States federal government is an honor and privilege, and most federal employees cherish this opportunity and desire to serve the American people. Unfortunately, many underperforming federal employees feel entitled to their positions and treat them as their right. The solution to this issue is the MERIT Act. I thank my friend and colleague, Senator Perdue, for leading the charge on this important reform.” It was last introduced in 2018 in both the House and Senate but ultimately failed to advance.)

SPUTNIK NEWS
— Trump Pentagon Nominee a Return to Someone With ‘Limited Military Experience’ (DIERSEN: How much military experience do you have? I have none, but by the end of 1988, I had 3 years experience auditing IRS and almost 9 years experience working for IRS. At the start of 1989, a) to retaliate against me for my becoming an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, b) to punish me for my avoiding the draft, and c) to punish my wife and I for giving up trying to have children, not adopting, and not becoming foster parents, my Democrat GAO superiors abruptly and rudely threw me off audits of IRS and assigned me to an audit of the Department of Defense 1990 ammunition budget request in Rock Island. SEE: https://www.gao.gov/assets/150/148194.pdf Instead of me, my GAO superiors should have assigned one of my many coworkers who had military experience and wanted the assignment. They painted me as having an unfair advantage to work on audits of IRS because I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years. Overwhelmingly, my GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates had very little or no prior work experience when GAO hired them.) 
https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201906211075997647-trump-pentagon-nominee-a-return-to-someone-with-limited-military-experience—journo/