FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES
— Democrats acknowledge that “Chicago car thefts reach record highs.” My 1969 Dodge Charger SE was stolen in Chicago in 1971. My 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air was stolen in Chicago in 1973. Those thefts had a big impact on me.
— Democrats say “All hands on deck” and “University of Chicago Medicine Trauma Center doctors brace for summer violence.” The Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms ever-increasingly increase poverty and crime.
— Democrats acknowledge that “Chicago Officials Propose Plans to House Migrants as Tensions Continue.”
— Democrats acknowledge that “Chicago City Council vote on funding to help migrants delayed amid growing tensions.”
— Democrats say “Ron DeSantis’ 2024 presidential launch plagued by technical problems.”
— Democrats ever-increasingly blame guns for gun violence instead of blaming those who use guns illegally.
— Democrats acknowledge that “Vote on resources to help asylum seekers tabled during Chicago City Council meeting.”
— Democrats say “Resolution would make May ‘Jewish American History Month’ in Chicago.”
— Democrats say “Illinois State Police target Chicago’s most violent expressway, the Dan Ryan, known for its high levels of violence and crime.” During 1966, 1967, and 1968, I drove the Dan Ryan to/from my parents’ home in Crete and classes at UIC and my part-time Park Forest Post Office in my 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint and then in my 1968 Oldsmobile 442.
— Democrats say “Vote on Plan to Spend $51M to Help Care for Migrants Blocked.”
— Democrats say “Attorney general’s report on Catholic clergy child sex abuse lays out a shameful chapter in Illinois history.”
— Democrats say “Housing plan for migrants proposed by group of Latino City Council members. The plan, backed by Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) and others, includes finding unused buildings that, with community approval, could be temporary shelters — and the first step on the road to permanent housing for migrants and homeless people.” Democrats ever-increasing promote illegal immigration.
— Democrats say “Migrant funding hits roadblock in City Council. Parliamentary maneuver postpones a final vote on a $51 million fund transfer — enough to help the city deal with the crisis till the end of June.”
— Democrats say “Cupich’s lackluster response to alarming undercount of Catholic clergy sex abuse won’t cut it. There’s no room for anything other than full acceptance of the hard, brutal truth revealed by a five-year investigation: The Catholic Church in Illinois failed to acknowledge hundreds of allegedly abusive priests and other religious figures.”
— Democrats say “DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek has come under fire for unpaid bills totaling $180,520.”
— Pritzker is openly hostile to Republicans. Should the RNC issue a travel advisory urging Republicans who are the following to avoid Illinois: heterosexual, conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, in traditional marriages, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?
— Democrats say “Back to basics for hiring managers.” My 1970 bachelor’s degree from NIU was in personnel management. My area of concentration for my 1976 MBA from Loyola was personnel management.
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Democrats say “Full-day kindergarten will be required in Illinois public schools under a bill headed to the governor.”
— Democrats say “City Council approves Johnson committee plan but $51 million for asylum seekers delayed.”
— Democrats crow that “Gender-neutral bathroom bill was tip of the iceberg for trans-inclusive legislation passed this session.”
— Democrats acknowledge that “Americans are increasingly moving to red, Republican-leaning states.”
— Democrats say “Cook County Health is bracing for a financial storm to pay for migrants’ health care. The county is treating an influx of migrants while preparing for a wave of low-income patients to lose Medicaid health insurance.”
— Democrats say “Yellow-vested Peacekeepers, funded by the state, will patrol Chicago streets Memorial Day weekend. Thirty members of a “crisis prevention and response unit” are set to help out at large street gatherings to try to help keep the peace.”
— Democrats ever-increasingly blame guns for gun violence instead of blaming those who use guns illegally.
NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Democrats say “Illinois Republican leader Sue Rezin shares her concerns about the state budget.”
CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD & WSIL TV
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote abortion.
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote illegal immigration.
— Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs decry that “Aging America: Baby boomers push nation’s median age higher. America got older, faster during the decade ended in 2020.” Expect/anticipate that ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will ever-increasingly do more to get rid of older people. In 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer.”
CRETE-MONEE HIGH SCHOOL
— Graduation information (COMMENT: I graduated from Crete-Monee High School in 1966. What did your future look like when you graduated from high school? Positives for me included that my ACT score was 24, I had graduated in the upper 20% of my class, UIC had accepted me, and I had just bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint with money that I had earned washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresge in Chicago Heights since 1964. Negatives for me included that I had just quit my dishwashing job and I did not have any summer job lined up.
— Democrats say “Morning briefing.”
— Democrats say “Afternoon roundup.”
— Democrats say “Morning briefing.”
FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES
— Illinois lawmakers face two choices on Invest in Kids Act: support schoolchildren or support teachers unions
CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Community activist Ja’Mal Green on more funding for migrants: ‘I’m tired of it’
MCHENRY COUNYTY BLOG
— The Democrats’ Budget
— Schakowsky on Debt Limit
— First It Was Walmart, Now Save-A-Lot Grocery Store Closes in Chicago
— Poor Kids Lose as Dems Kill Scholarships, a.k.a., Vouchers, Teacher Unions Win
FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES
— Catholic clergy abuse report could prompt lawsuits, changes to Illinois law – Michael Tarm and Kathleen Foody
— Muslim parents join conservatives in confronting LGBTQ books – Valerie Richardson
— Trump campaign mocks DeSantis campaign’s ‘failure to launch’ – Brady Knox
— Mike Huckabee slams Ron DeSantis: ‘How come you ran for governor just last year?’ – Misty Sever
— DeSantis ratchets up campaign to knock Trump off his conservative pedestal – W. James Antle III
NEW YORK POST
— Twitter glitches disrupt Ron DeSantis’ presidential run announcement – Patrick Reilly
— NY Governor Hochul floats idea of housing illegals in dorms at state universities – Thomas Lifson
— Can Democracy Be Saved? – Burton Abrams (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasing use democracy a) to take opportunities, income, and assets away from Republicans and b) to give those opportunities, that income, and those assets to Democrats. GAO works for Congress. In Diersen v. GAO, the Democrat federal courts constructively ruled that GAO did exactly what Congress wanted GAO to do, that is, a) to take my job and my preferred corner office away from me and b) to give my job and my preferred corner office to my Black Democrat subordinate.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Elections matter. But just as important is the quality of the electorate. One of my long-time and wise colleagues who has passed on, Professor Bertram Levin, some years ago pointed out to me the irony that a democracy can destroy itself by voting itself into communism. Chicago, a beautiful and once vibrant city, has proven the point. Brandon Johnson, the new mayor, is an avowed communist. His recent characterization of businesses as evil profit-mongers is sure to accelerate Chicago’s death spiral as businesses flee the city. Johnson should not be blamed; the electorate should. The quality of the electorate can have profound effects on society. Argentina, one of the highest-income countries in the world in 1900, changed its voting rules early in the 20th century. The new voters had grandiose progressive ideas to redistribute wealth. Argentina became a third-world country and continues to suffer today.)
— Wilbur Wright College’s Plan to House 400 Illegals Sparks Outrage from Chicago Residents – WARNER TODD HUSTON
— New York Gov. Kathy Hochul Touts Illegal Immigration as Victory for Corporate Special Interests – JOHN BINDER
— Ron DeSantis Files To Run For President – MARY LOU MASTERS
— ‘We Have To Leave’: Illegal Immigrants Plan To Flee Florida After New Law Goes Into Effect – JENNIE TAER
— Trump’s bizarre reaction to DeSantis’ announcement sparks confusion online. ‘If people want ideocracy and entertainment, Trump might be the better option,’ one commentator said. – Thomas Catenacci
— Biden’s Message to Black College Graduates: You’re Victims, Not Leaders – Terris Todd
— “It’s Time to Pay”: Democratic Members and Activists Demand Fulfillment of Past Promises from Reparations to Sanctuary Cities
— Texas Continues Bussing Illegal Immigrants to “Sanctuary Cities” Governor Abbott: “Texas will continue busing migrants to self-declared sanctuary cities like Denver to provide much-needed relief to our small border towns.” – Terrance Kible
— Ron DeSantis Announces Presidential Run on Twitter, Rollout Marred by Technical Glitches – RYAN MILLS
— Cruz says that If Trump is not the Republican nominee, “Democrats will throw Biden overboard” and “find someone younger.” Anticipate/expect that as you get older, your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will use your age against you more and more and more. It is called up-or-out. It is called age discrimination. My critics/opponents stress that I did not make a) GS-13 (currently $109,732/year) by the time I was 25, b) GS-14 (currently $129,671/year) by the time I was 30, c) GS-15 (currently $152,527/year) by the time I was 35, or d) Senior Executive Service (currently $183,500/year) by the time I was 40. I made GS-12 (currently $92,279/year) when I was 25. I did not make GS-13 until I was 38. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would stress what they earned in today’s dollars when they were 25, 30, 35, and 40.)
OPEN THE BOOKS
— U.S. Spent $13 Billion Sponsoring Unaccompanied Minor Children At The Border Since 2012. Last year, the feds spent $2.7 billion – roughly $18,000 per unaccompanied child at the border. For context, the average cost of education in Texas K-12 schools was $9,800 per student. – ADAM ANDRZEJEWSKI
REAL CLEAR INVESTIGATIONS
— Illinois Spent $195 Million on Immigrant Welcoming Centers – Adam Andrzejewski
— Ron DeSantis Clinches Another Win for His State And It Has Illegals Trembling – Matt Vespa
— Florida Embraces E-Verify as Border Surge Floods Job Market – William Davis (COMMENT: What if Trump had embraced E-Verify while he was President?)
FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES
— Democrats acknowledge that “Chicago mpox outbreak raises alarm over summer spread.” Democrats ever-increasingly promote LGBTQ.
— Hate-filled DeSantis-hating DeSantis-haters say “Five takeaways from Ron DeSantis’s glitch-ridden campaign launch.”
— Democrats say “Fox News trolls Elon Musk, DeSantis with banner ‘amateur hour’ headline.”
— Target ever-increasingly promotes LGBTQ.
NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats say “The Fight to Define Extremism.” I should write a book about that who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me the most as being an extremist. Better yet, I should sue them.
— Democrats ask “What Is … Happily Ever After?” Under the Democrats, expect/anticipate the ever-increasing demise of traditional marriage and family, that is, expect/anticipate that ever-increasingly, fewer and fewer and fewer people a) will be heterosexual, b) will get married, c) will have children, and d) will live happily ever after. Democrats ever-increasingly promote LGBTQ, abortion, and hatred against heterosexuals, and especially against heterosexuals who are conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-poor, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Ever-increasingly, to vote for Democrats is to destroy traditional marriage and to destroy the traditional family.
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote LGBTQ.
— The grass & cash is greener for immigrants in America – PETER LUCAS (COMMENT: What are the real reasons why people immigrate to America? Why did your ancestors immigrate? What free stuff did your ancestors get when they immigrated?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The U.S. should do what the British do – pay migrants to go back home. Instead, the U.S. pays migrants to stay. Why not? In addition to all the free stuff migrants get after crossing the border — free food, free clothes, free health care, free transportation, free housing, free schools, free phones — California now wants to pay immigrants without work authorization $300 a week.)
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Karl Rove promotes Tim Scott. To promote a Trump opponent is to oppose Trump.
— A Chicago Self-Destruction Plan. The new mayor’s allies lay out their agenda: ‘First We Get the Money.’ – Editorial
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly encourage illegal immigration.
— JUNE 28, 2018 FLASHBACK: As Time Goes By – D.J. Taylor (COMMENT: As time has gone by, it has become ever-increasingly more clear that my critics/opponents have always been anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-draft avoiders, anti-heterosexuals, anti-those in traditional marriages, anti-those whose spouse has/had good jobs, anti-Protestant, anti-German American, anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, anti-those who have more education, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses than they have, anti-those who have more money than they have, anti-past/present union members, anti-past/present federal employees, anti-past/present/future federal retirees, anti-American nameplate vehicle owners, anti-non smokers, anti-non drinkers, anti-non gamblers, anti-non stoners, anti-non dog owners, anti-past Crete residents, anti-those who they cannot manipulate or dominate, anti-those who refuse to glorify and praise them, anti-those who refuse to pander to them, anti-those who refuse to serve as one of their operative or dupes, anti-those who refuse to cover up their wrongdoing, anti-those who refuse to give them money, and/or anti-etc. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who are the most of the aforesaid. I would focus on the aforesaid who reject the individual responsibility, traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on the aforesaid who ever-increasingly hint/imply/argue/shout that I am a Trump-loving White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me. Better yet, I should sue them.)
— The Draft, Student Loan Forgiveness and College Privilege. Debates over deferments and debt relief raise similar questions about education and democracy. – Michael Toth (COMMENT: Avoiding the draft with student draft deferments 1966-1970 and with a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971 was my biggest mistake in life. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes used my avoiding the draft against me viciously. I should write a book about that.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The broader context of the mid-20th-century debate over educational privilege was student deferments from the military draft. It’s a useful analogy for today’s debate, and it illustrates how higher-education interests succeeded decades ago in creating a privileged place above the ordinary duties of American civic life. The U.S. instituted the draft in 1940, more than a year before Congress declared war on Japan and Germany. FDR, who came out for the draft at the 1940 Democratic National Convention, championed universal military service by able-bodied males as an expression of national unity and democratic solidarity. On the day of the first draft lottery, Roosevelt read, with great fanfare, from letters written by Catholic, Jewish and Protestant leaders in support of conscription. Roosevelt was keen that the public needed assurance that the draft was “absolutely democratic and made no distinction between men of different social ranks or economic status,” as the New York Times editorialized in praising William McChesney Martin, president of the New York Stock Exchange (and later Federal Reserve chairman), for enlisting as an Army private. Already educators were pressing for special treatment for students, which concerned FDR. Writing to the director of the Selective Service, the president was clear that he didn’t want “the mere matriculation into college” to “serve as a means of evading compulsory military training.” The pressure from educators during World War II was largely ineffectual. The need for manpower drove Congress in 1942 to lower the draft age to 18 from 21. From 1942 to 1943, enrollment in college and professional school plunged by nearly 40% as many college-age men answered the call of service. By 1944 the Selective Service was granting only around 10,000 student deferments a year for undergraduates—compared with 1.6 million deferments for male farm workers and 264,000 for men with dependents. But after World War II, educators began to gain the upper hand. For educational and industry leaders of the era, defending the country from nuclear attack required turning away from the democratic values of shared sacrifice in uniform. The stated intention of the educators who pushed for a broader student deferment program was to protect the future of the hard sciences. Still, some worried that the efforts to shield a special class of students would easily spread to other academic pursuits. Conant wrote Eisenhower in 1948 that he was against “the whole business” of student deferments and worried that college campuses would become havens for draft dodgers. Ike was sympathetic to that view. Like FDR, he believed that universal military service was the “only democratic way” to defend the country. As president, he directed the Selective Service to tighten graduate-school deferments in the face of opposition from elite scientists. Student deferments exploded during the 1960s. In part this was a function of demographics. With the arrival of baby boomers, college enrollment skyrocketed. But student deferments for otherwise draft-eligible college men grew at a faster rate than college matriculation. Between 1959 and 1969, the number of men in college doubled, from 2.3 million to 4.7 million. The number of draft deferments increased more than 12-fold, from 179,000 to 2.26 million during the same period. Much of the expansion in student deferments was driven by a change in values on the part of students, faculty and administrators. After FDR announced the draft, the National Association of State Universities registered its “unalterable opposition” to blanket student deferments, while hundreds of private institutions, including Harvard and Columbia, created three-year curricula to facilitate military service. By the Vietnam era, the tide had turned. Signs reading “draft beer, not students” appeared at antiwar protests. University presidents often joined students in opposing the war and the draft. FDR had formed a political coalition uniting scientific and educational elites with the working class. Student deferments helped shatter it. “When Walter Reuther”—president of the United Automobile Workers—“realizes his people are doing the dying, while the auto executive sons keep getting school deferments, there could be hell to pay,” a perspicacious labor official wrote to President Lyndon B. Johnson. Sen. Ted Kennedy and Sargent Shriver, George McGovern’s future running mate, both called in 1967 for an end to student deferments. In a nod to the charges of class bias, Johnson ended graduate-school deferments in February 1968, the month before he withdrew his candidacy for renomination. Republicans won five of the next six presidential elections. Conscription ended in 1973, and with it the debate on student deferments. But the political divide over whether universities and their students are entitled to special privileges remains stark—although it sometimes cuts across conventional liberal-conservative lines.)
— Democrats say “America’s Most Eligible Billionaires.” From what I see, under the Democrats, there are ever-increasingly fewer and fewer and fewer eligible bachelors. Fewer and fewer and fewer men make enough money to get married. Back in the good old days, in today’s dollars, I earned a) $52,022/year when I was 22, b) $63,633/year when I was 23, c) $76,990/year when I was 24, d) $92,279/year when I was 25, and e) $101,507/year when I got married when I was 29.
— Democrats ever-increasingly use reports of mass shootings to promote hatred against Republicans.
— FROM THE ARTICLE: “Protestants see Catholicism as the religion most like their own” and “Catholics, especially white, non-Hispanic Catholics, name Protestantism as the faith that is most similar to Catholicism.” Politics is nasty/vicious. I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran. I have been married to my devote Catholic wife since 1978. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois and who have done the most to turn Catholics against me. I would focus on those who stress that I am not a member of any church, that I do not attend church services, and that I do not give money to a church. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.
NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Democrats say “Adams Wants to Suspend Right-to-Shelter Law Due to Asylum Seekers.” What “right-to-shelter” type laws do your county, your township, and your municipality have and will have? As Democrats have invaded, infested, taken over, conquered DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, they have put many “right-to-shelter” laws into place.
— MAY 20, 2019 FLASHBACK: Trump: E-Verify Would Make It Too Hard to Hire Undocumented Workers – Eric Levitz
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Last week, the president unveiled his new vision for immigration reform — and a call for all employers to adopt (and rigorously enforce) E-Verify was conspicuously absent. . .Trump’s argument here is not that E-Verify is easily subverted or prone to error. Rather, in the president’s view, the problem with E-Verify is that it works. . .Now, Trump’s opposition to E-Verify is ultimately a good thing.)
— Democrats ever-increasingly encourage Asian Americans to hate Republicans.