August 3 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Why hasn’t the Daily Herald reported on a) the sale of pot in Wheaton, b) the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy, and c) the Roosevelt Road Corridor Study since May 30, 2019? FIRST: At its August 5, 2019 meeting, Wheaton’s City Council is scheduled a) to vote on “a resolution and draft ordinance relating to a text amendment to zoning ordinance prohibiting cannabis business establishments in any zoning district” and b) to set “August 26 as the Public Hearing date.” (https://www.wheaton.il.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_08052019-1220 and https://www.wheaton.il.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/4222?fileID=6785 If you are a Wheaton resident, please join me in urging the Wheaton City Council to vote yes on the resolution and ordinance to ban the sale of pot in Wheaton. SECOND: 5:00 PM, Tuesday, August 6, 2019, is the filing deadline for applications to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy. Sadly, Wheaton’s policy is to not disclose the names of the applicants or information about them, but instead, just the number of applications received. Please see the articles at the end of this email. So far, Wheaton has received 30 requests for applications, 4 complete applications, and 1 incomplete application. So far, to my knowledge, none of the applicants has publicly announced that they have filed. Because of that, I will be filing. In my opinion, not only Wheaton’s West District residents, but all of Wheaton’s residents should know who the applicants are before the filing deadline. If you become aware of someone who has filed or will file, please ask him/her to issue a press release and to include [email protected] in the press release list. THIRD: During its upcoming Planning Session on August 12th, the Wheaton City Council will discuss the Roosevelt Road Corridor Study with its consultant, present questions for further exploration, and receive public comment from the audience to aid in planning. (https://www.wheaton.il.us/930/Roosevelt-Road). The study area includes the south side of Roosevelt Road between Carlton Avenue and Main Street which is in my precinct and the south side of Roosevelt Road between Carlton Avenue and Warrenville Road which is in my precinct and in Wheaton’s West District. Recently, members of the “Concerned Citizens – Rezoning Roosevelt Road” Facebook group posted yard signs (21 at last count) at homes on Arbor Avenue, Golf Lane, Park Avenue, and Warrenville Road in my precinct that say “PRESERVE NEIGHBORHOODS RETHINK REZONING.” – Dave Diersen)

http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— Illinois members of Congress visit U.S.-Mexico border to understand impact of Trump’s immigration policies
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-members-of-congress-visit-us-mexico-border/5439017/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Flannery Fired Up: Libertyville moves to ban retail pot sales; Reparations bill (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican? How much reparations do the Democrats in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois want you to pay? From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that Democrats want you to pay: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should poll the Democrats in my precinct and ask them how much reparations they want me to pay.) 
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/flannery-fired-up-libertyville-moves-to-ban-retail-pot-sales-reparations-bill

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— U.S. employers added a solid 164,000 jobs in July as the unemployment rate held at 3.7% – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-july-jobs-numbers-20190802-yuqxiiffvzhzfbh3mzhfrvsbey-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ‘Tough’ new Illinois Gaming Board chairman faced with massive gambling expansion The aptly nicknamed Charles ‘Chip’ Schmadeke is getting ready for a whirlwind bidding process for six new and highly coveted casino licenses. Ex-bosses say he has the right temperament for the high-stakes, low-glamor job. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/2/20752045/illinois-gaming-board-chairman-charles-chip-schmadeke-gambling-expansion

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Joseph Monack of Woodstock demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Ives and Sanguinetti.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190803/gop-need-better-candidates-in-6th-district
— Schneider says sending migrants to Mexico compounds their misery – Marni Pyke (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use “migrants” to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans. Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally and b) to illegally stay in America illegally. Ever-more obviously, Democrats and RINOs use citizens of foreign countries to not only destroy Republicans, but to destroy America.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190802/schneider-says-sending-migrants-to-mexico-compounds-their-misery

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Perennial candidate Marshall tosses hat in ring – again Berwyn radiologist seeks GOP nomination to run against Durbin in 2020 – BRENDA SCHORY (DIERSEN: On July 5, 2003, a mere 16 years ago, all five announced Republican U.S. Senate candidates (John Cox, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan) attended a picnic that I arranged in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct for voters in my precinct, Jeanne Ives’ precinct to the east, and Debra Olson’s precinct to the west. The 200 attendees included Randy Hultgren.)
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/08/02/perennial-candidate-marshall-tosses-hat-in-ring-again/aw1vwcu/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— New law requires all high school students to fill out FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Financial Aid) before graduating – Julie Wurth (DIERSEN: How would your parents have reacted to this?)
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/new-law-requires-all-high-school-students-to-fill-out/article_e0770c30-4437-5187-9f02-452fdc7d7b07.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Rep. Ratcliffe withdraws nomination for Director of National Intelligence – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/rep-ratcliffe-withdraws-nomination-for-director-of-national-intelligence

WREX
— Slave descendants to spend night in cabins at NC plantation – AP (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican? How much reparations do the Democrats in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois want you to pay? From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that Democrats want you to pay: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should poll the Democrats in my precinct and ask them how much reparations they want me to pay.)
https://wrex.com/category/2019/08/03/slave-descendants-to-spend-night-in-cabins-at-nc-plantation/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Patronage Employees Breathing Sigh of Relief that They Are Not Governing by Labor Union Law
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/03/patronage-employees-breathing-sign-of-relief-that-they-are-not-governing-by-labor-union-law/

ROCK ISLAND TODAY
— NRCC press secretary: DCCC staff shakeup shows Bustos is ‘not up for the job’ – Glenn Minnis (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, the top priority for my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates was getting rid employees like me who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made 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://rockislandtoday.com/stories/512811044-nrcc-press-secretary-dccc-staff-shakeup-shows-bustos-is-not-up-for-the-job

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Former GOP state chairman Pat Brady contributed to Cullerton’s state senate campaigns – Zeta Cross
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/512824412-former-gop-state-chairman-brady-contributed-to-cullerton-s-state-senate-campaigns

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Naperville City Council opts out of legalized marijuana sales – Colin Froment (DIERSEN: One could compare and contrast reporting on the pot issue in Naperville versus Wheaton.)
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512824436-naperville-city-council-opts-out-of-legalized-marijuana-sales
— Ives calls Cullerton indictment ‘corruption at the highest level’ – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512824411-ives-calls-cullerton-indictment-corruption-at-the-highest-level
— Jeanne Ives’ Soundbites of the Week
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512824437-icymi-jeanne-ives-soundbites-of-the-week
— Sterigenics fallout could trigger media/mob attacks against other businesses, air quality expert warns – W.J. Kennedy 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512823315-sterigenics-fallout-could-trigger-media-mob-attacks-against-other-businesses-air-quality-expert-warns
— Surgeon Kinzler blasts Democrats after indictment of Cullerton – Colin Froment 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512824406-surgeon-kinzler-blasts-democrats-after-indictment-of-cullerton

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Illinois’ Predatory Profiteering Leaders – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/politics/illinois-predatory-profiteering-leaders/
— The Effects Of A Lukewarm Church – Dr. Joey Krol (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who are a member of a church, attend church services, and/or give money to a church, but who fail/refuse to fight the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things? Because of the aforesaid, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs are increasingly successful in hinting/implying/arguing/shouting that GOD is a Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green, 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://illinoisfamily.org/faith/the-effects-of-allukewarm-church/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Push to legalize pot cements partisan divisions in 2020 race – Melissa Quinn
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/push-to-legalize-pot-cements-partisan-divisions-in-2020-race

FOX NEWS
— Racism is the left’s only answer to Trump (and that won’t help Democrats in 2020) – Newt Gingrich 
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/newt-gingrich-racism-is-the-lefts-only-answer-to-trump-and-that-wont-help-democrats-in-2020
— George Hamilton says actors ‘have no qualifications’ to discuss politics, explains why he’s never voted – Jessica Napoli (DIERSEN: What qualifications do you have to discuss politics? My qualifications include serving as a) a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, b) GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, c) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, d) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, e) Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, f) Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, g) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, h) GAO employee 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $98,198-$127,654, i) Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter Executive Committee member 1983-1996, j) IRS employee 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592.) 
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/george-hamilton-actors-voting

GOPUSA
— Florida McDonald’s worker fired for refusing to serve people ‘with badges’ (DIERSEN: In your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois, how strongly do the voters hate past, present, and future government employees?)
http://www.gopusa.com/florida-mcdonalds-worker-fired-for-refusing-to-serve-people-with-badges/
— Trump’s Tweets Expose Democrat Attachment to Sharpton
http://www.gopusa.com/trumps-tweets-expose-democrat-attachment-to-sharpton/
— Getting labeled a Racist Is Easy Today
http://www.gopusa.com/getting-labeled-a-racist-is-easy-today/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Democrats gripped by reparations fever – Eric Utter (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican? How much reparations do the Democrats in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois want you to pay? From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that Democrats want you to pay: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should poll the Democrats in my precinct and ask them how much reparations they want me to pay.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/democrats_gripped_by_reparations_fever_.html

TOWNHALL
— CNN Contributor Gets His Press Pass Suspended – Matt Vespa (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have constructively and actually suspended my GOPUSA press pass since 2000. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, and political consultants who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/08/02/boisterous-playboy-reporter-just-got-his-press-pass-suspended-by-the-trump-white-n2551127
(DIERSEN HEADLINE: Well, remember Brian Karem? He’s the White House Correspondent for Playboy. He’s also a CNN contributor. Former Special Assistant to the President and current Salem Radio Host Dr. Sebastian Gorka confronted him at a presser in the Rose Garden. He’s been called one of the biggest pigs of the press corps, known for his combative style with the press secretaries of the Trump White House. He likened Trump voters to the Nazi Party. He said that the attendees of the White House’s social media summit were willing participants of demonic possession. Gorka said that he called the president a “f**king idiot” when he refused to answer the questions being hurled at him. So, he just got his press pass suspended for thirty days, which Playboys vows to fight (via Washington Examiner):)

LIFE SITE NEWS
— White House confirms Trump’s LGBT support in multiple pro-gay tweets – Stefano Gennarini, J.D.
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/white-house-confirms-trumps-lgbt-support-in-multiple-pro-gay-tweets
— ‘Trump is not a racist’: MLK’s niece rebukes liberal DC archbishop – Pete Baklinski
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trump-is-not-a-racist-mlks-niece-rebukes-liberal-archbishop

NEW YORK TIMES
— Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Excellence A former dean of the Yale Law School sounds a warning. – Bret Stephens (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/opinion/university-campus-diveristy-inclusion-free-speech.html
— Worst Democratic Strategy Yet: Attack Obama’s Legacy Rather than effectively prosecute the easy case against the worst president ever, the Democrats went after one of the best. – Timothy Egan
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/opinion/democratic-debate-obama.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats Fuel Racial Disharmony. Will It Motivate or Discourage Black Voters?
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/03/us/politics/black-vote-trump.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Democrats crow about their success in youth to believe in “climate change.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/climate/climate-change-republicans.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Talking like Trump in the workplace can cost your employer money and get you fired – Joe Davidson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/talking-like-trump-in-the-workplace-can-cost-your-employer-money-and-get-you-fired/2019/08/02/e83cd3d4-b4a6-11e9-8e94-71a35969e4d8_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— What Would We Do Without the Word ‘Racism’? The term became pervasive only after discrimination was banned and blacks made significant progress. – Joseph Epstein (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, if not already, Trump-haters will call you a racist if you are a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. How did/will you react?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-would-we-do-without-the-word-racism-11564782112
— The Downside of Diversity On campus, identity politics has become a dogma that damages independent thinking and the pursuit of truth. – Anthony Kronman (DIERSEN: Do you promote diversity? To promote diversity is to get rid of those 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.wsj.com/articles/the-downside-of-diversity-11564758009

24/7 WALL STREET
— Black Unemployment Rates 82% Higher Than White – Douglas A. McIntyre (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 a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://247wallst.com/jobs/2019/08/03/black-unemployment-rates-82-higher-than-white/

OIL CITY NEWS
— MONDAY CANDIDATE INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR VACANT SEAT AT CITY HALL – Brendan LaChance 
https://oilcity.news/community/2019/08/02/monday-candidate-interview-schedule-for-vacant-seat-at-city-hall2/

BEND BULLETIN
— Voters should fill vacancies on Bend council – Editorial
https://www.bendbulletin.com/opinion/7339101-151/editorial-voters-should-fill-vacancies-on-bend-council

COLUMBIAN
— Support Pond for city council – Terah Pitchford
https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/aug/03/letter-support-pond-for-city-council-3/
— Support Fox for city council – Mark Monroe
https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/aug/03/letter-support-fox-for-city-council-3/
— Support Aguilera for city council – Kevin Hart
https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/aug/03/letter-support-aguilera-for-city-council/
— Vancouver City Council race comes down to the wire 7 candidates seeking Pos. 6 seat on Vancouver council campaign with determination as primary nears – Calley Hair
https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/aug/03/vancouver-city-council-race-comes-down-to-the-wire/

MANKATO FREE PRESS
— Candidate filings underway for St. Peter city and school elections – Kristine Goodrich
https://www.mankatofreepress.com/news/local_news/candidate-filings-underway-for-st-peter-city-and-school-elections/article_901c6b52-b572-11e9-90c9-6f459c33ca56.html

VALLEY NEWS
— Lebanon City Council seeks replacement
https://www.vnews.com/City-Council-to-Appoint-New-Member-27445588

REPORTER NEWSPAPERS
— Sandy Springs says private council briefings are useful; critics question transparency – John Ruch 
https://www.reporternewspapers.net/2019/08/03/sandy-springs-says-private-council-briefings-are-useful-critics-question-transparency/

SPOKESMAN REVIEW
— Spokane Valley Council race gets ugly, with name-calling, accusations of harassment, inaccurate claims – Rebecca White
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/aug/03/spokane-valley-council-race-gets-ugly-with-name-ca/

UPRISE RI
— Final debate between Woonsocket City Council candidates Kithes and Jalette airs on WNRI radio; Election date August 6 – Steve Ahlquist
https://upriseri.com/2019-08-02-woonsocket-city-council/

YAKIMA HERALD
— Most candidates for Yakima City Council file finance reports. Hallock, Ponce lead fundraising – LEX TALAMO
https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/most-candidates-for-yakima-city-council-file-finance-reports-hallock/article_b127675a-ea16-562f-a378-d363746bd9a0.html

INDE ONLINE
— Should Massillon City Council members get a pay raise? – Steven M. Grazier 
https://www.indeonline.com/news/20190803/should-massillon-city-council-members-get-pay-raise

COURIER TIMES
— Candidate list for Blackwell’s seat up to 12 – George Willoughby
http://personcountylife.com/stories/candidate-list-for-blackwells-seat-up-to-12,23321

July 9 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— Border Wall will Help People on Both Sides — Trump is Right
https://www.whitehouse.gov/westwingreads/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Every town should ban pot in public places Legislators thought video gambling would be limited only to bars, restaurants and veteran organizations. But video gambling machines are everywhere. – Anita Bedell, Executive Director, Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/8/20686445/marijuana-law-weed-legalization-smoke-free-illinois-act-ban-recreational-marijuana-dispensaries
(FROM THE LETTER: Illinois’ new marijuana law includes an exemption to the Smoke-Free Illinois Act ban on indoor smoking, and lets cities decide whether to allow on-site marijuana use at bars, restaurants, and cannabis smoking lounges, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Rep. Kelly Cassidy and her colleagues decided that social consumption of marijuana would be allowed, but not licensed by the state, leaving that up to local officials, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Public health and safety are concerns with on-site consumption. Legislators thought video gambling would be limited only to bars, restaurants and veteran organizations. However, video gambling machines are everywhere, except in the 125 municipalities and counties where they are banned. We could see a similar situation with marijuana unless local officials pass ordinances to ban recreational marijuana dispensaries, processing, transporting, cultivation facilities and on-site consumption of marijuana in municipalities and counties. Living near marijuana dispensaries makes youth more likely to use marijuana, according to a study by the Rand Corp. Youth who use marijuana are more likely to experience negative consequences, such as increased risk of mental and physical health problems, according to the researchers. Contact your mayor, city council and county board to ask for a ban on recreational marijuana businesses and on-site consumption. Act now to protect your family and community before it is too late.)
— Pritzker administration yanks band from Downstate fair over Confederate flag logo The flare-up in DuQuoin, about 320 miles south of Chicago, rekindles a centuries-old rift in Illinois, whose southern tip reaches far into the confines of the old Confederacy. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/9/20688331/pritzker-cancels-band-duquoin-state-fair-confederate-railroad-flag-logo
— Gay and proud: Megan Rapinoe is the current face of athletic excellence And this is what she said as the tournament began: “You can’t win a championship without gays on your team — it’s never been done before, ever.” – Rick Telander 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/9/20688286/gay-megan-rapinoe-uswnt-womens-world-cup-fifa-equality-lesbian-bird-wnba-telander

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Freshman Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood gets another GOP challenger – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lauren-underwood-challenger-sue-rezin-20190709-szlxnzhy5jgmnjz2n57czxeqbm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— McConnell equates his ancestors’ slave ownership to Obama’s – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190709/news/307099903/
— McMahon going into private law practice, has no plans to run for public office – Harry Hitzeman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190709/mcmahon-going-into-private-law-practice-has-no-plans-to-run-for-public-office

TIMES
— State Sen. Sue Rezin will run for Congress in 14th District – Derek Barichello
https://www.mywebtimes.com/2019/07/09/state-sen-sue-rezin-will-run-for-congress-in-14th-district/av1wmtj/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Skillicorn Brings Inside Dopester Report to Libertarians
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/09/skillicorn-brings-inside-dopester-report-to-libertarians/ 
— Confederate Railroad Band Tossed Out of DuQuoin State Fair, But Snoop Dog Still Featured at Springfield’s State Fair
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/09/confederate-railroad-band-tossed-out-of-duquoin-state-fair-but-snoop-dog-still-featured-at-springfields-state-fair/ 
— 14th Congressional District Update
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/09/14th-congressioal-district-update/ 
— JB Pritzker Admits He Stands “Short and Squatty for Illinois”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/09/jb-pritzker-admits-he-stands-short-and-squatty-for-illinois/ 
— Jack Franks’ Allies Use Jack Franks’ Citizen Participation Act Argument in Brettman, Schuster Suit Dismissal Motion
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/09/jack-franks-allies-use-jack-franks-citizen-participation-act-argument-in-brettman-schuster-suit-dismissal-motion/ 
— Casten Brags of Having Raised $1.1 Million, Underwood Has Similar Amount
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/08/casten-brags-of-having-raised-1-1-million/ 
— Misinformation on Social Media Draws Criticism of Lauren Underwood
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/08/misinformation-on-social-media-draws-criticism-of-lauren-underwood/ 
— Casten Called Out for Voting with His Party 98.8% of the Time
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/08/casten-called-oot-for-voting-with-his-party/ 
— Will McHenry County Democrats Dump Jefferson Day Dinner?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/07/will-mchenry-county-democrats-dump-jefferson-day-dinner/ 
— Legislators Going to Get Back Pay Resulting from Not Being Allowed to Take COLAs?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/07/legislators-going-to-get-back-pay-resulting-from-not-being-allowed-to-take-colas/

CAPITOL FAX
— Still no A-List Republican to challenge Durbin (DIERSEN: On July 5, 2003, a mere 16 years ago, all five announced Republican U.S. Senate candidates: John Cox, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan) attended a picnic that I arranged in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct for voters in my precinct, in Jeanne Ive’s precinct to the east, and in Debra Olson’s precinct to the west. The 200 attendees included Randy Hultgren.)
https://capitolfax.com/2019/07/09/still-no-a-list-republican-to-challenge-durbin/
— Rezin files paperwork to run for US House
https://capitolfax.com/2019/07/09/rezin-files-paperwork-to-run-for-us-house/

GOPUSA
— Ilhan Omar goes after the stoner vote (DIERSEN: The Republican Party platform opposes the sale of pot. None of the Republicans who represent DuPage County in Springfield voted for the sale of pot. In Illinois, you declare your political party affiliation with the type ballot that you cast in primary elections. If you promote the sale pot, you should cast a Libertarian Party ballot. Which politicians are going after the stoner vote in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county? I should write an article about those “Republican” politicians who are going after the stoner vote in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County. They fail/refuse to call for a ban on the sale of pot in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County.) 
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=72290
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Ilhan Omar renewed her call for legalizing marijuana nationwide this week, framing federal action on the issue as a matter of economic equality. In an interview with BET, the freshman Minnesota Democrat said lawmakers should “not allow for the states to pick and choose” whether to legalize the substance. “What happens

[without full legalization]

is you will have a state where someone is publicly and professionally able to profit and the next state, someone could be sent to life for it,” Omar said. “We want to make sure that there is equality in our laws. I don’t think it is just for that kind of economy to exist within this policy.” The push to legalize marijuana has gained traction in recent years. Eleven states have adopted laws allowing marijuana for recreational purposes. Dozens more, including Minnesota, approve medicinal use in some cases. But possessing or selling the substance remains a federal offense. Omar is a cosponsor of legislation that would remove the drug from the federal list of controlled substances and expunge federal convictions for marijuana possession or use. The measure is backed by a number of Democratic presidential candidates, including Sens. Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The proposal has so far failed to get a hearing in either chamber or attract support from Senate Republicans, whose votes would be needed to pass. A number of members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation, including fellow freshman Democrats Angie Craig and Dean Phillips, have previously expressed support for allowing states to legalize the substance. But Omar is the state’s only member pushing for lifting the prohibition on the federal level. Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a presidential candidate, backs legalization but says “states should have the right to determine the best approach to marijuana within their borders.” The debate over legalization, including the economic impact of current policies, will return to the spotlight in Washington on Wednesday, when a congressional subcommittee holds a hearing on “racial justice and the need for reform” of marijuana laws.)
— Democrats’ chances, and their issues, in the toilet
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=72300

FOX NEWS
— The Democratic Party is now a religious cult – and Biden and Pelosi don’t pass the purity test – Tucker Carlson
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-the-democratic-party-is-now-a-religious-cult-and-biden-and-pelosi-dont-pass-the-purity-test

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Majority of Hispanic voters approve of citizenship question on U.S. census – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/9/55-of-hispanic-voters-approve-citizenship-question/
— Bill would allow victims to sue sanctuary cities – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/9/bill-would-allow-victims-sue-sanctuary-cities/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— NBC uses census records from 1800s to shame McConnell into supporting reparations – Ellie Bufkin (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always treated me like I should pay lots of reparations because my ancestors owned many slaves. But they knew that my ancestors never owned slaves, that all my ancestors always lived in northeast Illinois, that they worked in a brick factory in Chicago, that they operated farms in Crete and Grant Park, and that they operated a hardware store in Crete.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/nbc-uses-census-records-from-1800s-to-shame-mcconnell-into-supporting-reparations

AMERICAN THINKER
— The American Left’s Army of Dupes – Steve McCann
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/07/the_american_lefts_army_of_dupes.html
— The media are a major contributor to the huge crisis at the border – Jack Hellner
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/07/the_media_is_a_major_contributor_to_the_huge_crisis_at_the_border_.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— America Isn’t the Church and Shouldn’t Act Like It The U.S. cannot dictate moral truth and refashion the world in her own image. – CASEY CHALK (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want America and the rest of the world to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of speech and gun rights, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and even worse things.) 
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/america-isnt-the-church-and-shouldnt-act-like-it/

BREITBART
— Charles Hurt: Hatred of Trump Rooted in ‘Contempt’ for ‘Regular American People’ – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2019/07/08/charles-hurt-hatred-trump-contempt-american-people/

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats And Their Race-Based Agenda – DEREK HUNTER
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/09/democrats-race-based-agenda/

TOWNHALL
— Snowflakes Come Out In Full Force To Boycott Home Depot For A Really Stupid Reason – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/07/08/snowflakes-come-out-in-full-force-to-boycott-home-depot-for-a-really-stupid-reaso-n2549727
— Ilhan Omar Swipes Pelosi: You’re Just Salty Because We Are The Ones Wielding The Power – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/07/09/ilhan-omar-swipes-pelosi-youre-just-salty-because-we-are-the-ones-wielding-the-power-n2549741

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Radicalism and tyranny to define the next Democrat president – Jeffrey A. Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/30573-assault-america-day-188-radicalism-and-tyranny-define-next-democrat-president

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Tucker Carlson: Tlaib Wants Power Due To Skin Color, Imagine A White Candidate Saying Vote For Me Based On Race – Ian Schwartz
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/07/08/tucker_carlson_tlaib_wants_power_due_to_skin_color_imagine_a_white_candidate_saying_vote_for_me_based_on_race.html

WORLD NET DAILY
— MAJORITY OF AMERICANS WANT MASS DEPORTATION OF ILLEGALS If Congress fails to reach deal this week to close loopholes
https://www.wnd.com/2019/07/majority-of-americans-want-mass-deportation-of-illegals/

THE HILL
— McConnell says he and Obama are both ‘descendants of slaveholders’ – JORDAIN CARNEY (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always treated me like I should pay lots of reparations because my ancestors owned many slaves. But they knew that my ancestors never owned slaves, that all my ancestors always lived in northeast Illinois, that they worked in a brick factory in Chicago, that they operated farms in Crete and Grant Park, and that they operated a hardware store in Crete.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/452241-mcconnell-says-he-and-obama-are-both-descendants-of-slave-holders
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Baltimore Sun reported in 2007 that Obama’s great-great-great-great-grandfather owned two slaves in Kentucky and that Obama’s great-great-great-great-great-grandmother also owned two slaves.)
— Democrats are too far left to win Middle America – COREY R. LEWANDOWSKI
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/452058-democrats-are-too-far-left-to-win-middle-america

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Can’t Block Critics From His Twitter Account, Appeals Court Rules The decision may have broader implications for how the First Amendment applies to officials’ accounts in the social-media era. – Charlie Savage
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/09/us/politics/trump-twitter-first-amendment.html
— Why Women Getting Abortions Now Are More Likely to Be Poor – Sabrina Tavernise
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/09/us/abortion-access-inequality.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Three decades ago, the bottom 90 percent of America held 40 percent of total net worth. Today, it holds 30. – Philip Bump (DIERSEN: What is the top reason why you have less wealth? For me, it is the success that my Democrat superiors in the federal government had in wasting my career and forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with my Democrat superiors in the federal government. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors in the federal government, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/09/three-decades-ago-bottom-percent-america-held-percent-total-net-worth-today-it-holds/

FED SMITH
— Three Steps to Avoid the Retirement Blues – Brandon Christy (DIERSEN: Prior to September of 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors mislead me to believe that they were going to let me work until I was 55 in 2003 and eligible for regular retirement.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/07/09/three-steps-avoid-retirement-blues/

KNIGHT FOUNDATION
— A new Knight report examines trust in media, showing that many young adults use news media to make decisions on policies and voting (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents do not want anyone to use the content of GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to make any kind of decision on anything. My critics/opponents 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://knightfoundation.org/press/releases/young-adults-show-strong-interest-in-news-media-but-express-concern-about-the-impact-of-news-on-democracy

MILITARY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Duckworth encourages veterans to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2019/07/09/duckworth-aims-to-address-health-care-gaps-for-lgbtq-veterans/