September 11 Morning Edition

— 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.)
— Remembering 9/11: List of local, public memorials
— 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.)

— Should Rahm Emanuel run for president and save Democrats from Joe Biden and his bloody eye? – John Kass
— 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.)
— 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.)
(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.)

— 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.)
— 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

— Academic stupidity and brainwashing – Walter E. Williams

— After 2 Years of Protests, Palos Township Calls in Armed Guards – Linda Lutton

— 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.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To condemn today’s America, Democrats condemn America’s founders.

— 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?)
(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.)

— 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.)

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Residents speak in favor of cannabis sales at O’Fallon City Council meeting

— Legal Weed and Higher Learning – Spencer Voyles

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Williamson County approves sales of recreational marijuana – Carolyn Cerda

— US commemorates 9/11 as its aftermath extends and evolves – AP

— 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.)

(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).)

— Top campaign contributions for the week of August 26 in DuPage County

— WEYERMULLER: REMEMBERING 9-11 18 YEARS LATER (DIERSEN: I had the honor of organizing Wheaton’s 9/11 events in 2004 and 2005.)

— Rashida Tlaib’s ‘political revolution’ is treason masked as justice
— A generation later America’s unity gone
— 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.)

— 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.)

— Democrats Have Forgotten 9/11 – Rick Hayes
— 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?)

— 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.)

— Here Are 4 Ways the Left Is Grabbing Power in America – Jarrett Stepman

— 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?)

— Meet ABC’s Debate Moderators: A Clinton Spin Doctor and Trump Resistor – Geoffrey Dickens

— Democrats Divide Us by Race While Trump Expands Economic Pie – Kimberly Guilfoyle

— 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.)
— 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.)

— 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.)

— 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

— 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.)
(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.)

— 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

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: America-haters want everyone in the world to claim asylum in America

— 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
— 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.)
— 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.)
— 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.)
(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.)
— 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
— 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

— 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.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) promote Islam and c) promote illegal immigration.
— 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.

— 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.)

— Knoxville city council, mayoral candidates answer questions

— 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?)
— State watchdog investigating councilwoman’s conflict of interest – Kelly Puente

— 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?)

— 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?)

— 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?)

— 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?)

July 17 Morning Edition

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: BEYOND OUTSTANDING: With a 5-4 vote, Naperville has directed its staff to prepare necessary documentation for the City to consider prohibiting (opting out) of allowing the local retail sale of adult-use cannabis. Hopefully, Wheaton, the rest of the municipalities in Illinois, DuPage County, and the rest of the counties in Illinois will soon do the same thing. (Agenda Item: 19-689)

— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Chicago cannabis firm to be acquired in $875 million deal Curaleaf is buying Grassroots Cannabis for cash and stock. – JOHN PLETZ

— Former U.S. Congressman Peter Roskam Joins Sidley (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have donated the most time and/or money to help elect and reelect Roskam.)

— Lemonade out of lemons: Naperville police donate to charity lemonade stand after money jar stolen

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE IN NAPERVILLE SUN: After $9 was stolen from a Naperville girl’s lemonade stand, police and neighbors give her more than $300 – SUZANNE BAKER
— Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts faces big property tax hike, even bigger bill for back taxes after Tribune review spurs new look at his designer Wilmette house – Hal Dardick (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have fought the hardest since 1984 to keep my home’s assessed valuation as high as possible.)
— Twice rejected, Maine Township official files lawsuit to take part in pension plan – JENNIFER JOHNSON (DIERSEN: Since I was 18 years old in 1966 and started working part-time for the Park Forest Post Office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been beyond furious that I earned Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) credits. They are especially beyond furious that I during the almost 3 years that I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, I earned both full-time CSRS credits and full-time Social Security credits.)

— DuPage secures court order to disband Lombard-area sanitary district – Katlyn Smith
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC, TREASONOUS: What Illinois Offers Undocumented Immigrants – Amanda Vinicky

— Gerrymandering: Let the people choose their representatives – Leader Bill Brady
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred not only against Trump, but against all Whites.
— Contract disputes continue to keep stations off DirecTV in Springfield area – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: In 2002, I successfully led an effort to get Comcast to start carrying Fox News Channel in Wheaton and in other west suburban municipalities.)

— Area GOP congressmen say Trump’s tweets about Democratic women of color are wrong – JOSEPH BUSTOS

— Local congressmen vote against resolution condemning Trump – Joe Ragusa

— As President Trump acts unilaterally, Congress at a standstill on immigration reform – KRISTINE FRAZAO

— ‘You’re In The Wrong Country:’ Racism At Naperville Gas Station The video, which has been viewed more than 100,000 times, shows a clerk threatening Latino customers that “ICE is coming.” – Lisa Marie Farver

— 313 leave Illinois every day for other states, 40 per day to Wisconsin – Bethany Blankley (DIERSEN: Who wants those who share your demographics to leave your neighborhood, your precinct, your municipality, your township/ward, your county, and/or Illinois? I should write a book about those who want those who share my demographics me to leave my neighborhood, my precinct, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
— Illinois doesn’t tax retirement income, but still ranks near worst in country for retirees – Cole Lauterbach
— Illinois ranks 12th highest for dependence on property taxes

— Former Democratic senators demand higher salaries for Illinois legislators in lawsuit – Colin Froment

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Joe Walsh sides with America-haters.

— Woke Assimilation: Teaching Our Politicians To Hate America

— Beto O’Rourke, Illhan Omar — The blame America first movement is alive and well and picking up steam – Rich Lowry

— Defund Lutherans for Open Borders Now! – Michelle Malkin (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrat Party takes control of churches. Are you a member of a church? If/when that church formally declares war on America, what will you do?)

— Jihadist Evil Unites with Leftist Evil – Eileen F. Toplansky
— Beto should write a big check – Silvio Canto, Jr.
— Democrats Hold a Terrible Hand of Race Cards – Brian C. Joondeph
— The best places to retire tend conservative – Noel S. Williams (DIERSEN: In my opinion, the crime factor should have been given much more weight.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: just published its renowned ranking of the best and worst states for retirement. The categories rated, in order of weightings (in parentheses), include affordability (40%), wellness (25%), culture (15%), weather (15%), and crime (5%). Conspicuously, the top five states all have Republican governors, while most of the bottom states are run by Democrats. Moreover, much of the political machinery of the top states are Republican-run, allowing for coherent policies affecting affordability. The top five, in descending order, are: Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota, and Florida. No surprise that Florida scored very well on weather and culture, but the other four states all outperform in areas where policy can have a big impact—affordability, crime and wellness. While Missouri is below par on crime ratings, that was more than offset by its top rating in affordability. Conversely, the bottom states are mostly run by the real deplorables: pandering political guttersnipes who’d take from hard-working, salt of the earth Americans to ensure all manner of freebies for illegal aliens. Indeed, sanctuary states and cities are overrepresented in the liberal laggards.)

— Bedlam on House Floor: Pelosi Storms Off amid Boos from Members – HANNAH BLEAU
— Feds: Illegal Aliens Charged with Murder, Rape, Drunk Driving Released by Sanctuary State California – John Binder
— Late-Night Hosts Defend The Squad by Comparing Trump to Hitler, KKK – JEROME HUDSON

— Minnesota city reinstates Pledge of Allegiance after overwhelming protests They regret ever having ended the tradition – Aaron Colen

— Today’s warped Dems wish everyone was a needy illegal alien – Jeffrey A. Rendall

— ICE as the guard against dangerous drunk driving – Daniel Horowitz

— Franklin Graham Speaks Out against the Equality Act, Says it Will Have ‘Catastrophic Consequences’ – Amanda Casanova

— Trump: ‘Those Tweets Were NOT Racist’ – Susan Jones

— Flashback: Obama Said Crime And Poverty Are Not Qualifiers For Asylum – JASON HOPKINS
— On Reparations, Will Beto O’Rourke Start With Himself? – PETER HASSON (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations. Democrats and RINOs make Republicans pay the price of AA, Diversity, and Inclusion. My Democrat superiors in the federal government made me pay the price of AA, Diversity, and Inclusion big time. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $19,568 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)

— AOC’s ‘Squad’ Will Destroy Democrats In The 2020 Election – JOSH HAMMER
— ‘ANARCHY’: GOP Releases Brutal New Campaign Ad Against ‘The Squad’ – RYAN SAAVEDRA

— Support For Trump Rises Among Republicans After Attacks on ‘The Squad’ – Reuters

— TRUMP TAKES ON ILLEGALS. . .And their leftist collaborators. – Lloyd Billingsley
— THE ANTI-TRUMP HOUSE DEMOCRAT RESOLUTION Democrats rally around the anti-American, Jew-hating squad. – Joseph Klein
— AMERICAN-HATING AMERICANS ARE THE ULTIMATE INGRATES AND HYPOCRITES Once again, Trump stands up for Americans who love their country. – Bruce Thornton

— Socialists’ Main Target Is Destroying The Family – Timothy Meads
— Flashback Bill Clinton: ‘We Won’t Tolerate Immigration By People Whose First Act Is To Break The Law’ – Timothy Meads–whether-theyre-innocent-or-guiltytheyre-still-here-illegally-and-should-be-deported-n2550114

— Democrats Are One Hundred Percent Wrong about Racism – ROGER L. SIMON

— TRUMP DEMOLISHES THE ‘SQUAD’ Andy Schlafly: ‘It is not racist to try to Make America Great Again’
— DEFUND LUTHERANS FOR OPEN BORDERS NOW! Michelle Malkin rips ‘subversive religious racket’ protesting ICE with taxpayer cash (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrat Party takes control of churches. Are you a member of a church? If/when that church formally declares war on America, what will you do?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If you were shocked by the images of the Mexican flag flying over an Aurora, Colorado, immigration detention center this weekend, you’ll be appalled at an even more disgusting spectacle: One of the top promoters of the so-called Lights for Liberty nationwide protests by Trump-hating, ICE-bashing radicals was a nonprofit religious organization known as the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. As a designated “host,” LIRS played a key role in publicizing, organizing and participating in demonstrations against President Donald Trump’s deportation enforcement actions targeting some 2,000 illegal immigrants and their families who have ignored removal orders or skipped out on court hearings. Brazen hatred of cops, Border Patrol and ICE agents were on full display at the open borders protests fronted by LIRS and other left-wing groups, including Code Pink, CASA and CAIR. Marchers echoed the “Close the Concentration Camps” rhetoric of congressional brat pack Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. They carried signs declaring “ICE=Gestapo” and “Free the People, Burn the Camps.” It’s not just idle rhetoric. Antifa thug Willem Van Spronsen, armed with a rifle and incendiary devices, attempted to set a Tacoma ICE facility on fire on Saturday before being shot dead. He has been hailed as a “hero” and a “martyr” by fellow “progressive” travelers, while sympathetic mainstream reporters and activists look the other way. The president and CEO of LIRS, Krishanti Vignarajah, is a Sri Lankan refugee and former Michelle Obama policy director who led the Lights for Liberty event in Washington, D.C. She argues that Americans are obligated to open the floodgates at the southern border (since she turned out so great) and vehemently opposes what she calls “militant border enforcement.” To these border-sabotaging radicals, of course, any border enforcement is “militant.” LIRS sounds like just the kind of extremist group you’d expect to be kept afloat by billionaire George Soros’ big bucks. But hold on to your wallets and your American flags, folks: In 2016, LIRS relied on $64.7 million in government subsidies from taxpayers – that’s you and me – to fund a whopping 96.2 percent of its budget. LIRS is one of nine agencies that receives tens of millions of dollars to resettle refugees from around the world. The organization brags that it is “a vital arm of the United States refugee admissions program” that has worked with the State Department to import “over 500,000 refugees” to our country. One of LIRS’ most famous clients? Somalian-born Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, whose immigration, marriage and tax fraud problems I reported on in my column last month. If only a fraction of LIRS clients share Omar’s contempt for our security and self-governance, you can see the trouble we’re in. And that’s just the caseload of one of the nine resettlement giants that together rake in an estimated $1 billion a year. In addition, the Lutheran nonprofit is one of two specially designated groups (the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is the other) that is contracted by the government to provide social services and benefits (including “psycho-educational support” and “low-cost or pro bono immigration legal assistance”) to sponsor families hosting illegal immigrant children.)
— LINDSEY GRAHAM UNLOADS: 4 DEM LAWMAKERS ‘BUNCH OF COMMUNISTS’ Senator says focus of outrage shouldn’t be on Trump.

— Taxpayers would foot bill for ‘ghastly’ surgery on children – Bob Kellogg
— Lawless ‘traitors’ pulled down U.S. flag – Lawless ‘traitors’ pulled down U.S. flag – Chad Groening, Billy Davis

— The Selfish Actors of Illegal Immigration – VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
— ‘Ilhan Omar Is Completely Assimilated’ – RICH LOWRY (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want immigrants to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— How Democratic Socialists Are Gaining Control of the Democratic Party – JOSHUA PHILIPP

— The right to a perfect job match – LIVIA LAM (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The problem is, having a good job means more than just being matched to any job, and pushing workers to upskill won’t solve growing inequality. Even when unemployment peaked at 10.1 percent during the Great Recession, fingers also pointed to worker’s skill sets as falling short against employers’ desire for certain qualifications. But upholding a skills narrative that places the onus of employment on the shoulders of workers not only lacks relevance for those facing the greatest barriers to employment, but also limits mobility and risks exacerbating an already record-high economic inequality. To be clear, job outcomes that matter for workers include educational attainment. Research linking higher levels of education with higher earnings, better health and a longer life is well established. But because an individual’s ability to gain and maintain employment is also dependent on personal and social circumstances, systems that have a stake in both boosting workforce competitiveness and advancing equity must take into consideration these varying experiences.)

— Schumer announces support for bill to form committee on reparations – GRACE SEGERS (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican? How much in reparations do the Democrats and the RINOs want you to pay?)

— Unauthorized immigrants face public backlash in Mexico, survey finds – Kevin Sieff and Scott Clement
— Democrats say no one is above the law — except on immigration – Marc A. Thiessen
— Trump administration tells federal agencies to use ‘rigorous’ performance standards in rating employees – Eric Yoder (DIERSEN: Democrats who run the federal government use the subjectivity in performance appraisals to get rid of employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make 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.)

— The ‘Squad’ aims to guillotine the Democratic old guard – Victor Davis Hanson

— The Race Card Has Gone Bust America has never been fairer or more integrated, yet politicians obsess over wiping out discrimination. – Jason L. Riley (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at everyone that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
— Little Change at U.S. Border Amid Confusion Over Trump Asylum Rules Facing Lawsuits Refusing asylum to most applicants would outstrip available resources; policy targeted by legal challenges – Alicia A. Caldwell and Brent Kendall

— “Go Back to Your Country” Language as a Basis for Employment Discrimination Claims (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Who has hinted/implied/argued/shouted that you should “go back?” I should write a book about Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs in DuPage County, Milton Township, Glen Ellyn, and Wheaton who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should “go back” to Crete. I should write a book about my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should “go back” to IRS. I should write a book about my Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should “go back” to Firestone Stores. I should write a book about my Democrat Park Forest Post Office superiors, supervisors, and coworkers who hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should “go back” to washing dishes at S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights.)

— New York bans discrimination against employees with (PROTEST) hairstyles – Rosie Bradbury