— TRAGIC, DISGUSTING: How a California company is buying up marijuana grow centers in Illinois — without a cultivation license Three of the first seven recreational growing facilities licensed by the state will soon be owned by a publicly traded real estate investor with hundreds of millions in assets. – Tom Schuba
— Firing bad teachers. Can we get that in the contract, Chicago Teachers Union? – Kristen McQueary (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, the definition of a BAD federal employee is one who is Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and 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. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: With legalization nearing, Illinois Cannabis Summit coming to Schaumburg – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: It is ever-increasingly clear that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want everyone to be a stoner, that is, that they want to destroy everyone.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
— Rep. Jim Durkin on the closing of Sterigenics’ Willlowbrook facility: “There’s 40 years of pollution in the air…they have to be held accountable.”
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis Tourism: Will Legalized Marijuana Bring Reefer Madness to Illinois? – Andrea Guthmann
— DISGUSTING TRAGIC: State says Jacksonville, others ‘disproportionately impacted’ by marijuana enforcement Applicants could get preference to grow, sell marijuana legally (DIERSEN: Wherever pot is sold, it drags down everything and everyone around it.)
HERALD & REVIEW
— OUTSTANDING: Decatur City Council votes 6-1 not to allow cannabis dispensaries – ANALISA TROFIMUK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters love Kinzinger.
— Pot arrests hit these Alton, Jerseyville area neighborhoods harder than others, according to statewide study. (DIERSEN: Wherever pot is sold, it drags down everything and everyone around it.)
PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Half of Peoria eligible for preferred recreational-pot licenses – Nick Vlahos
— Bill Brady visits Morton, says GOP can still impact Democrat-controlled state Senate – Steve Stein
— Will Republicans or Democrats change voter sentiments on impeachment? – Leandra Bernstein (DIERSEN: Will Trump-haters get Trump-haters to run for Republican Precinct Committeeman? Will conservative-haters get conservative-haters to run for Republican Precinct Committeeman? Will Republican-haters get Republican-haters to run for Republican Precinct Committeeman?)
— OUTSTANDING: Decatur votes against allowing recreational marijuana dispensaries – Jackson Brunner, Justin Razavi
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Areas of Peoria, Pekin to receive assistance for opening marijuana businesses
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC, ANTI-AMERICAN, TREASONOUS: Northwestern Political Union votes to support decriminalization of illegal immigration during first debate. The Political Union voted for a mock resolution in support of the decriminalization of illegal immigration. – James Pollard
— Surge in college student voters may impact 2020 election – PHILLIP ZELDITCH (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at college students, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
DAILY EASTERN NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, colleges encourage students to engage in LGBTQ activity.
MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Appellate Court Rules Joe Tirio May Proceed With Defamation Lawsuit against Illinois Integrity Fund and Jack Franks’ Allies
— IL-06: Congressman Sean Casten Uses 43rd Anniversary of the Hyde Amendment to Promote Pro-Abortion Agenda
— IL-14: Dueling Congressional Fundraisers Closeout the 3rd Quarter
— State Rep. Candidate Marty McLaughlin Appearing at Dundee Township GOP Meeting October 2nd
— David McSweeney Speaking in Chicago on Wednesday as Part of Panel on Graduated Income Tax
DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Former state Rep. Breen poised for a rematch with Costa-Howard in 48th District – Glenn Minnis
ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Mattel’s New Gender Neutral Dolls – Laurie Higgins
— How veterans are being exploited in higher education – Eric Hannel (DIERSEN: Since 1966, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have done everything that they could to turn veterans against me. They have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a veteran in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a veteran in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted veterans in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a veteran in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a veteran in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Warren Backs AOC’s Illegal Immigrant Welfare Plan Bill package includes federal rent control, welfare for illegal immigrants and ex-cons – Collin Anderson
— Pot Bill Tokes the Line on Public Safety – Tony Perkins
(FROM THE ARTICLE: And yet, last Wednesday, in the U.S. House, more than 300 members of Congress put their names behind a bill that would help legitimize a business that’s destroying and endangering lives. It was the first ever vote on a stand-alone cannabis bill, not that the name would have told you so. The SAFE Banking Act, one of the more ridiculously named pieces of legislation in the Democratic House, would make it easier for marijuana companies to “open checking accounts and get business loans.” Pot companies argue that it would make the entire market safer, since they tend to operate on a “cash-only basis” or pay sky-high fees to the banks who are willing to work with them. Amazingly, 321 members of Congress (including 91 Republicans) fell for this logic, which encourages banks to get involved in the sale of what the federal government still considers an illegal substance.)
— No-Fly for Life: Illinois Rep. Proposes Radical Travel Ban – Tony Perkins (DIERSEN: Which activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. boycott you? I should write a book about those who boycott me. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who focus on destroying activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
— ‘Squad’ members Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley team up to push for Hyde Amendment repeal – Tyler Olson
— Elizabeth Warren Once Called Joe Biden A Fake Champion Of Women – PETER HASSON (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Whites, men, older people, rich people, German Americans, those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and those who falsely claim to be Protestant, conservative, patriotic, and/or Republican who falsely claim to be champions for minorities, women, younger people, poor people, non-German Americans, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, non-Protestants, moderates, liberals, non-patriotic people, and/or non-Republicans.)
— How College-Educated Whites Are Polarizing And Fracturing The Democratic Party Echelon’s results suggest that college-educated white Democrats are most responsible for pushing the party leftward, particularly on social and cultural issues. – Warren Henry
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters love Sanford.
— Too Often, the Media Ignore Trump’s Outreach to Racial Minorities – DEROY MURDOCK (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters a) “reach out” to members of Group A and b) dump members of Group B. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Warren’s open floodgates: Expand immigration, amnesty for those here – Zachary Leeman
— Burgess Owens: Why I don’t want and don’t deserve reparations – Jesseb Shiloh
— Illinois Bans State Employees From Traveling to Pro-Life States – MICAIAH BILGER (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the Democrats who run Illinois officially force state employees to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
LIFE SITE NEWS
— Blame Paul Ryan for today’s Democrat frenzy to impeach Trump – Peter Skurkiss
— Why Trump’s impeachment inquiry will be more divisive than Nixon/Clinton – Ronald Brownstein (DIERSEN: How has impeachment impacted you? In 1974, the Democrats who ran IRS’s Chicago office used Nixon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_process_against_Richard_Nixon) to justify their getting rid of their employees (including me) who were Republican.)
— Trump allies concerned he doesn’t understand gravity of impeachment fight – Kevin Liptak and Kaitlan Collins
NEW YORK TIMES
— Sanders Proposes Corporate Tax to Address Pay Gap at Big Companies Mr. Sanders’s plan would penalize some of the country’s largest companies if they did not narrow the gap between what they pay their top executives and what they pay their workers. – Matt Stevens
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters love Kristol.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters love Flake.
— Trump critics struggle to raise money for primary challenge – AP
LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally and b) to illegally stay in America illegally.
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— With Facebook’s Coming News Tab, Only Some Will Get Paid Social-media giant plans to pay about a quarter of news organizations whose content will be featured – Lukas I. Alpert and Sahil Patel (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS email subscriptions are worth at least $1,000 a year. GOPUSA ILLINOIS come out each and every morning. Since 2004, they have included links to more than 347,000 articles and information on many upcoming events.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The licensing fees Facebook is offering range as high as $3 million a year for national news outlets to several hundred thousand dollars for regional publications, they said. The deals would be for three years. Facebook plans to expand the number of publishers included in the program as the product develops, the people said. The feed will become more customizable and individually targeted, and will eventually include links from Facebook’s local-news project “Today In.” Facebook will highlight only publishers that meet the criteria of its news page index, which requires sites to focus on news reporting and bars those that repeatedly share misinformation and bombard readers with advertising. But the company, which has been accused of bias by conservatives in the past, has been mindful to include a diversity of viewpoints among the outlets that will be featured, one person said. For example, while stories from Infowars won’t be included, stories from Breitbart might appear, this person said. “We’ve been working closely with news organizations to get this right by emphasizing original reporting and making it much easier to find the most relevant news on Facebook,” said Campbell Brown, Facebook’s vice president of global news partnerships. Headlines appearing in Facebook’s news section will be chosen in some cases by a team of editors and in others by the company’s algorithm, people familiar with the matter said. The “Top News” section, which will feature about 10 headlines, will be entirely curated by human editors. News in subsections, such as sports or entertainment, and a “suggested for you” section, will be selected by algorithm. The feed won’t include any advertising and all stories will direct readers to the publishers’ own websites, the people said. Facebook’s curators will use a detailed list of criteria for which stories to highlight, including promoting outlets that were the first to report the news, the people said. Stories with named sources might also be given priority to those that rely on anonymous sources. Facebook is looking to expand its team of curators to about 25 people, with some based in London, to work under Anne Kornblut, a Pulitzer Prize winner who joined Facebook in 2015 after stints at the Washington Post, New York Times and Boston Globe, the people said.)
— Facebook to Exempt Opinion and Satire From Fact-Checking – Jeff Horwitz (DIERSEN: What qualifications do my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have to be fact checkers? While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $98,198-$127,654, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,279-$93,592. My other fact checking qualifications include my becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and CPA in 1979.)
— For Young Savers Facing Subpar Returns, Think Long Term How much to save for retirement depends on factors including your age, income and expectations – Anne Tergesen
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those who hate individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time use refugees to destroy the aforesaid individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries.
— Agency Size and Paying EEO/HR Employees – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run the federal government use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, budget cuts, etc. to not hire and to get rid of those who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do 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. Extremely few make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
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