September 16 Evening Edition

NBC5
— 12 Dead, At Least 19 Injured in Chicago Weekend Shootings
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/6-Dead-At-Least-10-Injured-in-Chicago-Weekend-Shootings523768745-560348631.html

CBS2
— Auto Workers Go On Strike At GM Factories Amid Contract Impasse
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/09/16/united-auto-workers-uaw-strike-general-motors-gm-factories/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lake Forest inches toward banning recreational marijuana sales – DANIEL I. DORFMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-forest/ct-lfr-lake-forest-marijuana-plans-tl-0919-20190916-iil2zsyfkfcgpjtgawa5o45lja-story.html
— Ethics board levels $25K fine on political consultant recorded allegedly arranging Viagra, sexual services for disgraced former Chicago alderman – JUAN PEREZ JR. and JASON MEISNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-ethics-board-fines-political-consultant–20190916-r35vzgc4affmpigfyvx2ckpg7m-story.html
— Would you support an opioid addiction treatment center in your neighborhood? Drug crisis calls for real solutions. – Kristen McQueary (DIERSEN: Soon, the residents of Wheaton’s West District will first learn what newly-appointed Wheaton West District City Council Member Lynn Robbins’ current positions are concerning pot, Roosevelt Road rezoning, etc.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/kristen-mcqueary/ct-column-opioids-itasca-haymarket-mcqueary-20190916-ml6t4qvtvzfmph3qc65hn4leze-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters take their anger against Trump out on Kavanaugh. How strongly have the Trump-haters in your precinct taken their anger against Trump out on your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain? It is called displaced aggression. 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court-20190916-t7472xtywzdb5ayocovzvqb6de-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Poker-faced regulators call on lawmakers to change gambling law to make Chicago casino a winning bet The Illinois Gaming Board passed a resolution recommending state lawmakers amend terms of a Chicago casino that a consultant previously said can’t get off the ground due to high taxes. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/16/20869219/chicago-casino-feasibility-study-resolution
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want to abolish the Second Amendment.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/9/16/20869003/gun-violence-mass-shootings-nra-donald-trump-walmart-ammunition-el-paso-texas-open-carry-laws
— Political operative accused of plying Solis with Viagra, arranging massage parlor trips is slapped with $25K fine for unregistered lobbying The Chicago Board of Ethics levied the fine against Roberto Caldero, a veteran political operative with close ties to former U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez. – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: No one pays me for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor. Needless-to-say, I should sue anyone who hints/implies/argues/shouts that I engage in illegal unregistered lobbying.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/16/20869148/danny-solis-viagra-massage-parlor-ethics-board-fine-lobbying-alderman
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Sun-Times reported in January that the federal affidavit accuses Caldero of plying Solis with Viagra and arranging for the then-chairman of the City Council’s Zoning Committee to visit massage parlors, where he was allegedly serviced by a prostitute. Caldero was further accused of soliciting campaign donations from the Cacciatore family, which, among other businesses, owns Elgin Sweeping Services, a major street-sweeping company. At the time, Caldero was representing Elgin Sweeping in its efforts to obtain relief from a change in the city’s water billing practices that investigators indicated could have cost the company more than $1 million. Elgin Sweeping had a city contract to provide street sweeping services and at the time relied on filling its equipment at city fire hydrants. During several wiretapped conversations, Solis and Caldero made plans to exchange Viagra or visit massage parlors while also discussing how the alderman might help Elgin Sweeping reduce its water bill. In late 2014, Solis allegedly placed a series of calls and texts to Caldero asking if he had any of that “blue medicine,” meaning Viagra, according to the feds.)

DAILY HERALD
— Spence stresses experience as lawyer, judge in bid for Kane state’s attorney – Harry Hitzeman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190916/spence-stresses-experience-as-lawyer-judge-in-bid-for-kane-states-attorney

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Did the Illinois Legislature bet too high on new casinos? New data suggests that outside of video poker, state gambling revenues are in a long-term funk. But money from new casinos is exactly what lawmakers are counting on. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/did-illinois-legislature-bet-too-high-new-casinos
— GM’s strike impact: $50 million a day That’s an analyst’s estimate of the automaker’s losses now that United Auto Workers members walked off the job, leading the union’s first strike against General Motors in 12 years.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/manufacturing/gms-strike-impact-50-million-day

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Washington must stop undermining Midwest ethanol – Darin LaHood
https://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20190916/darin-lahood-washington-must-stop-undermining-midwest-ethanol

WGLT
— As Congress Looks To Red Flag Laws, Illinois Tries To Enforce Its Own – RYAN DENHAM (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a terrorist: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wglt.org/post/congress-looks-red-flag-laws-illinois-tries-enforce-its-own#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois businesses have just months to comply with new discrimination standards – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: From what I see, it is ever-increasingly easy to discriminate against employees because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.) 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-businesses-have-just-months-to-comply-with-new-discrimination/article_e93b8e7e-d66b-11e9-91a8-3bd2ffdc8f5e.html

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Kelly Makes It Official: He Running for the U.S. Senate
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Wilcox-McConchie Cary Fundraiser Teeming with Candidates Seeking Petition Signatures
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/16/wilcox-mcconchie-cary-fundraiser-teeming-with-candidates-seeking-petition-signatures/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Debate on Co-Ed Locker Rooms with Irrational Executive Director of Uptown People’s Law Center
https://illinoisfamily.org/podcast/podcast-debate-on-co-ed-locker-rooms-with-irrational-executive-director-of-uptown-peoples-law-center/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— INTERESTED IN RUNNING AS A TRUMP DELEGATE FROM ILLINOIS? START THE PROCESS NOW.
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/interested-in-running-as-a-trump-delegate-act-now.html
— DISTRICT 211 BOARD TO DISCUSS “FULL, UNRESTRICTED” LOCKER ROOM ACCESS THURSDAY NIGHT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/d-211-group-warns-of-school-boards-expected-effort-to-end-sexual-segregation-in-locker-rooms.html

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/09/16/looking-on-the-bright-side-8/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Joe Walsh: ‘The Republican Party is a cult’ – David Sherfinski (DIERSEN: What do the following say about your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain: a) the officers of your Republican township/ward/county party organizations, b) your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, c) the IRP officers, and d) the candidates for offices on the March 17, 2020 Republican primary ballot for your precinct?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/16/joe-walsh-republican-party-cult/
— Conservatives challenge Trump’s muted response on Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters – Guy Taylor (DIERSEN: When the following took adverse actions against me, there was a “muted response” from those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican: GAO, IRS, Post Office, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/15/trump-pressured-support-hong-kong-protesters-conse/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— AOC blames US immigration crisis on climate change – John Gage
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/aoc-blames-us-immigration-crisis-partly-on-climate-change
— Why states need to ditch mandatory ‘LGBT history’ education programs – Christian Watson 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/why-states-need-to-ditch-mandatory-lgbt-history-education-programs
— The crisis in the Border Patrol isn’t a mystery, and Democrats are to blame
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-crisis-in-the-border-patrol-isnt-a-mystery-and-democrats-are-to-blame

GOPUSA
— NY Times, Democrats use unsubstantiated accusation to call for impeachment of SC Justice Kavanaugh
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=76065
— Liberal Media’s False Narrative That White Nationalism Is the New Terrorism (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a terrorist: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=76056
— How dangerous is this? New York schools first to have ‘red flag’ petition power on guns
http://www.gopusa.com/how-dangerous-is-this-ny-schools-first-to-have-red-flag-petition-power-on-guns/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Why Progressivism Wins It’s much better at building coalitions and seizing power than the Right is, and that’s by design, not by accident. – ALEXANDER WILLIAM SALTER (DIERSEN: Members of the Democrat coalition push booze, gambling, and pot. They 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, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/why-progressivism-wins/

DAILY CALLER
— ICE Protesters Would Be Thanking Agents If They Studied The Issue, Former Chief Says – JASON HOPKINS (DIERSEN: What do you say to “Republicans” who hate a) past, present, and future federal employees and b) federal retirees? I was a federal employee for almost 30 years and I have been a federal retiree for almost 22 years.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/16/thomas-homan-anti-ice-protesters/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— When they say ‘we’ are going to take your Ar-15s…who is ‘we,’ exactly? – John Hawkins
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/09/16/when-they-say-we-are-going-to-take-your-ar-15s-who-is-we-exactly-826118

THE HILL
— Joe Walsh: GOP is a ‘cult’ and Trump a ‘would-be dictator’ – REBECCA KLAR (DIERSEN: Trump-haters promote Weld, Walsh, and Sanford. Who will the Trump-haters vote for in the March 17, 2020 primary? Will they cast a Republican ballot and vote for Weld, Walsh, or Sanford or will they cast a Democrat ballot and vote for a Democrat candidate? In the 2016 Republican primary, 93 Trump-haters in my precinct voted for Kasich. In the 2016 general election, 211 Trump-haters in my precinct voted for Clinton. Will Trump-haters encourage Trump-haters to become Republican Precinct Committeemen?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/461574-joe-walsh-gop-is-a-cult-and-trump-a-would-be-dictator
— Virginia county GOP censures lawmaker who officiated same-sex wedding – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/461647-gop-in-virginia-county-censures-lawmaker-who-officiated-same-sex-wedding

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
— Recruiting workers: How prevalent is ageism? – Jackie Crosby (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 when I was 31 years old because it could not find a qualified younger person, Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.) 
http://www.startribune.com/recruiting-workers-how-prevalent-is-ageism/560497952/
— Indiana lawmakers seek probe of ex-abortion doctor’s clinics
http://www.startribune.com/indiana-lawmakers-seek-probe-of-ex-abortion-doctor-s-clinics/560480752/

SEATTLE TIMES
— Ageism is real. Whatever you do, don’t internalize it. – Kathryn Crawford Saxer (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those a) who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois and b) who do the most to promote age discrimination in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. Then, I should write similar books about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, religious discrimination, national origin discrimination, etc.) 
https://www.seattletimes.com/explore/careers/whatever-you-do-dont-internalize-ageism/

NEWSWEEK
— ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI SAYS DONALD TRUMP ‘MOVED OUT EVERYBODY THAT COULD POTENTIALLY DISAGREE’ WITH PRESIDENT – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/anthony-scaramucci-donald-trump-moved-out-everybody-disagree-1459444

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries who take bad jobs in America. According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all the jobs that I had were bad jobs that they would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2019/0916/Behind-that-chicken-dinner-immigrants-with-little-workplace-voice

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— Research: How Employee Protections Affect Investment and Growth – John Bai, Douglas Fairhurst, and Matthew Serfling (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. They use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, budget cuts, early retirement, etc. to get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. Constructively, federal employees who are Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, and/or German national origin have no protections against political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, or national origin discrimination.)
https://hbr.org/2019/09/research-how-employee-protections-affect-investment-and-growth

September 8 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Red state, blue state — does it really matter? Americans don’t know what they want. – Steve Chapman (DIERSEN: To be a Democrat is to shout that you want 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. To be a Democrat is to shout that you 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, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-illinois-exodus-red-states-chapman-20190906-pcqplbblufhoxcjpnwiojkrzaa-story.html
— Hard-drinking young adults suffer surge in deadly liver disease – RITA GIORDANO (DIERSEN: Most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) drink lots of booze, b) want to drink lots of booze, and/or c) are manipulated/dominated by those who drink lots of booze. Most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) smoke pot, b) want to smoke pot, c) want to make lots of money selling pot, and/or d) want governments to take in lots of tax revenue from the sale of pot.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/sc-hlth-hard-drinking-young-adults-liver-0911-20190906-33ngl4zwnrd3davkrhmidy32bi-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE IN THE NAPERVILLE SUN: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting Democrats to “rally in Naperville to call for leaders to take action against climate change.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-climate-strike-naperville-st-0906-20190906-oxb7fkcjqzfp3cmssvrqs75cci-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— The future of news in an era of lost news – Editorial (DIERSEN: Why didn’t the Daily Herald call for Wheaton a) to disclose the names of the 13 who applied to be appointed to fill its North District City Council vacancy, b) the names of the 3 finalists to fill its North District City Council vacancy, and c) the names of the 3 finalists to fill its West District City Council vacancy? Why didn’t the Daily Herald call for candidate forums to be held before the vacancies were filled? Why didn’t the Daily Herald endorse candidates?) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190907/editorial-the-future-of-news-in-an-era-of-lost-news

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Coroner’s office isn’t only county office with issues – Jack Franks
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/09/06/franks-coroners-office-isnt-only-county-office-with-issues/aqw55va/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Changes coming to video gaming in Springfield – Brenden Moore
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190907/changes-coming-to-video-gaming-in-springfield

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Don’t expect too many in GOP to compete to fill Shimkus’ seat – Tom Kacich
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/tom-kacich-don-t-expect-too-many-in-gop-to/article_9bd57ed1-135b-5ac8-a89b-4be72854e8d8.html
— Judicial vacancies: Voter caution often important – David Bernthal
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/off-the-bench-voter-caution-often-important/article_6f969f79-c4c4-5c65-acb0-8d6fc4a128f7.html

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: City should OK sale of pot – Editorial (DIERSEN: Most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) smoke pot, b) want to smoke pot, c) want to make lots of money selling pot, and/or d) want governments to take in lots of tax revenue from the sale of pot.)
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/editorial-city-should-ok-sale-of-pot/article_794e031e-d18c-11e9-b26d-7f20915cec3e.html

SAUK VALLEY
— Mayor makes appointment to fill 3rd Ward vacancy Council will vote on recommendation tonight – PAM EGGEMEIER (DIERSEN: How many of those who represent you on your city council share your demographics, your values, and/or your beliefs? How many are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? How many in Wheaton’s West District are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.saukvalley.com/2019/08/31/mayor-makes-appointment-to-fill-3rd-ward-vacancy/a5vsu58/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Reminder – Dundee Township GOP Set Up Sunday for Joint Appearance for the Two Seeking to Run Against Sean Casten
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/07/dundee-township-gop-has-already-set-up-joint-appearance-for-the-two-seeking-to-run-against-sean-casten/ 
— Carolyn Schofield Kicks Off State Rep. Campaign
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/07/carolyn-schofield-kicks-off-state-rep-campaign/
— IL-14: First Weekend to Circulate Candidate Petitions, Party Time! UPDATED 2X (Oberweis Update at End)
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/07/il-14-first-weekend-to-circulate-candidate-petitions-party-time/
— IL-06/IL-14: Objective of Financial Disclosure (FD) and Candidates Updates
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/08/il-06-il-14-objective-of-financial-disclosure-fd-and-candidates-updates/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Congressional candidate Ives: Whole state shouldn’t be responsible for Chicago’s malfeasance – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/513106744-congressional-candidate-ives-whole-state-shouldn-t-be-responsible-for-chicago-s-malfeasance

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Alzheimer’s and cancer funds diverted to care for illegal immigrants: Malkin book – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/alzheimers-cancer-funds-diverted-to-care-for-illegal-immigrants-malkin-book

AMERICAN THINKER
— Evangelical Lutheran Church in America misinterpreting Christ’s teachings yet again – Don Fisher, Jr. (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats turn religious people into “good little Democrats.”)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/evangelical_lutheran_church_in_america_misinterpreting_christs_teachings_yet_again.html
— Has liberalism become a religious cult? – Patricia L. Dickson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/has_liberalism_become_a_religious_cult.html
— The Stepford students – Ruth King
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/the_stepford_students.html

BREITBART
— Black market cannabis products linked to US vaping illnesses – AFP (DIERSEN: Most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) smoke pot, b) want to smoke pot, c) want to make lots of money selling pot, and/or d) want governments to take in lots of tax revenue from the sale of pot.)
https://www.breitbart.com/news/black-market-cannabis-products-linked-to-us-vaping-illnesses-2/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— STAND WITH TRUMP TO END BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS
https://www.conservativeusa.org/birthright-citizenship-survey-tcc838

DAILY SIGNAL
— An Immigrant Couple Explains the Unfairness of Amnesty – Ken McIntyre
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/09/08/we-hear-you-an-immigrant-couple-explains-the-unfairness-of-amnesty/

TOWNHALL
— What Democrats Are Really Pushing – Derek Hunter (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party platform requires Democrats to push 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, and even worse things.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2019/09/08/what-democrats-are-really-pushing-n2552746

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Trump administration goes on attack-mode against Washington Post reporters, suggesting they should be banned from the White House – Ellen Cranley (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who talk and/or act like they want to ban me from all Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party (IRP), Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, DuPage County, and Illinois meetings and events. They reject a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the IRP platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the MTRCC 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://www.businessinsider.com/trump-washington-post-reporters-banned-from-white-house-2019-9

BOOMBERG
— Europe Needs to Cut Back on the Booze A smart alcohol policy doesn’t price weaker drinks out of people’s reach. – Leonid Bershidsky (DIERSEN: Most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) drink lots of booze, b) want to drink lots of booze, and/or c) are manipulated/dominated by those who drink lots of booze. Most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) smoke pot, b) want to smoke pot, c) want to make lots of money selling pot, and/or d) want governments to take in lots of tax revenue from the sale of pot.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-09-05/who-report-shows-europe-needs-a-change-in-drinking-habits

YAHOO FINANCE
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: 7 Reasons Why Drinkers Could Be Swapping Booze For Bud At The Bar (DIERSEN: Most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) drink lots of booze, b) want to drink lots of booze, and/or c) are manipulated/dominated by those who drink lots of booze. Most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) smoke pot, b) want to smoke pot, c) want to make lots of money selling pot, and/or d) want governments to take in lots of tax revenue from the sale of pot.)
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/7-reasons-why-drinkers-could-162631101.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Whether weed-infused drinks are going to catch on the way vape pens, edibles, and traditional flower have is still up for debate, but your favorite beer companies are still most likely looking over their shoulders. And that’s because they have a legitimate concern that the cannabis industry may lure consumers away from alcohol. At “Cannabis In The Booze Industry,” a conference during Bar Convent Brooklyn, a trade show for the beverage industry in June 2019, leaders from both the cannabis and alcohol industries gathered to talk about how one affects the other. All signs are clear that the rapidly growing cannabis sector is a significant threat to the alcoholic beverage industry, particularly for beer drinking consumers. Larger alcoholic beverage distributors, including Constellation Brands, Molson Coors, and Heineken, have already invested heavily in cannabis in an effort to ride the wave rather than be washed away in a potential tsunami of non-alcoholic canna-drinks. Or, as studies like research from the University of Georgia and Syracuse University in New York are finding, legalization of marijuana could mean interest in — and consumption of — alcohol experiences a corresponding decline. . . .3). Bars Are Ready to Get Onboard With the inclusion of cannabis-infused drinks, bars stand to attract consumers who would want to socialize or recreationally indulge while avoiding alcohol. These beverages could offer options to widen bars’ customer base to include people who don’t want to drink alcohol. Since there’s a chill-factor to the beverages, whether they’re THC- or cannabidiol (CBD)-infused, makes them stand out from current non-alcoholic options.)

POLITICO
— ‘The Trumps will be a dynasty that lasts for decades’ At the California GOP convention, the president’s campaign manager tells delegates they have an important role to play in 2020. – CARLA MARINUCCI
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/07/california-repubilcans-2020-reboot-1484589

HUFFINGTON POST
— Unqualified And Ideological: A Guide To Trump’s Worst Judges If you care about women’s rights, LGBTQ rights or voting rights — or about judges being fit to serve — you oughta read this. – Jennifer Bendery (DIERSEN: Wheaton Mayor Philip J. Suess and Wheaton City Council Members Michael Barbier, Erica Bray-Parker, Suzanne Fitch, John K. Rutledge, and Christopher J. Zaruba did not select me to fill the West District vacancy. They did not pick me to be one of the three finalists. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress to the aforesaid that I am a Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, White, male, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, federal retiree, draft avoider, childless, pet-less, American nameplate vehicle owner, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844. They would stress that I support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform and in the Republican Party platform. They would stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC) Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Midwest Chapter (MC) board member, GAO employee, etc. They would stress the adverse actions that MTRCC, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, IRP, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT, WCC, ICRC, AAPC MC, GAO, IRS, and the Post Office have taken against me. They would stress those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. They would hint/imply/argue/shout that because of the aforesaid, a) that I certainly do not represent the majority of the West District’s residents; b) that the majority of Wheaton’s West District residents are stoners or want to be stoners, 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; and c) that I should be driven out of Wheaton’s West District, driven out of Wheaton, driven out of Milton Township, driven out of DuPage County, and driven out of Illinois.) 
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-courts-judges-abortion-lgbtq-voting-rights_n_5d669025e4b063c341f8fdc9

CBS NEWS
— Republicans in three states (South Carolina, Nevada, and Kansas) cancel presidential nominating contests for 2020 – ELEANOR WATSON
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-in-three-states-cancel-primaries-and-caucuses/

AOL
— Eric Trump blasted for going after Washington Post reporter (DIERSEN: I should write a book about a) those who go after me and b) those who have gone after me. They reject 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://www.aol.com/article/news/2019/09/07/eric-trump-blasted-for-going-after-washington-post-reporter/23808707/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Taylor Swift, Philosopher of Forgiveness The pop superstar offers genuine insight about “moving on.” – Scott Hershovitz (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois have never forgiven me for backing Pat O’Malley (SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_O%27Malley_(American_politician) in the 2002 Republican gubernatorial primary and they never will.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/07/opinion/sunday/taylor-swift-lover.html
— End Legacy College Admissions A country struggling with deeply rooted inequality need not continue an affirmative action program for successful families. – Editorial (DIERSEN: What if Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, that is, race and gender based preference giving, was only for those whose parents do not have college degrees? My outstanding parents never attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/07/opinion/sunday/end-legacy-college-admissions.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Former S.C. congressman Mark Sanford announces Republican primary challenge against Trump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2019/09/08/former-s-c-congressman-mark-sanford-announces-republican-primary-challenge-against-trump/

NEW YORK POST
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Millennials are drinking more so they can deal with their kids – Lauren Steussy (DIERSEN: Most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) drink lots of booze, b) want to drink lots of booze, and/or c) are manipulated/dominated by those who drink lots of booze. Most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) smoke pot, b) want to smoke pot, c) want to make lots of money selling pot, and/or d) want governments to take in lots of tax revenue from the sale of pot.))
https://nypost.com/2019/09/06/millennials-are-drinking-more-so-they-can-deal-with-their-kids/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— So 2020 candidates are speaking Spanish. Does it matter to Latino voters? – MELISSA GOMEZ (DIERSEN: Tragically, my grandparents, their parents, etc. spoke German far too long. That held them back immensely, and therefore, held my parents and me back immensely.) 
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-09-07/las-vegas-spanish-speaking-presidential-candidates

BOSTON HERALD
— Boycott culture goes after large and small targets – SALENA ZITO (DIERSEN: I should write a book about individuals, organizations, companies, and governments a) claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican and b) that boycott me and boycott my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They reject 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://www.bostonherald.com/2019/09/08/boycott-culture-goes-after-large-and-small-targets/

BALTIMORE SUN
— MARCH 5, 2005 FLASHBACK: The culture of pander – Editorial (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupe pander to those who dominate the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Party, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-2005-03-22-0503220125-story.html

WBHM
— OUTRAGEOUS, DISGUSTING: 15 States (California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington) Say Unauthorized Immigrants Should Continue To Count For Seats In Congress – Hansi Lo Wang
https://wbhm.org/npr_story_post/2019/15-states-say-unauthorized-immigrants-should-continue-to-count-for-seats-in-congress/

TDN
— Marijuana industry shakes ‘Cheech and Chong’ stereotype, improves in public eye – Mallory Gruben (DIERSEN: Virtually all the activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who I have encountered who push pot a) are very nasty, b) focus on stopping me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out, and c) focus on stopping everyone from reading those emails.) 
https://tdn.com/news/local/marijuana-industry-shakes-cheech-and-chong-stereotype-improves-in-public/article_045b833e-7444-5b75-b9f6-e0fb4f2c24b9.html

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE: 204 West Elm Street, Wheaton – $399,900
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/204-W-Elm-St-Wheaton-IL-60189/4448423_zpid/

August 30 Evening Edition

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois Republican Rep. Shimkus won’t run again in 2020 – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190830/news/308309823/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Republican Rep. Shimkus won’t run again in 2020 John Shimkus said he’s giving up his seat after more than 20 years in Congress. He’s represents the 15th District, which includes all or part of 33 counties stretching from central Illinois to near the southern tip of the state. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/30/20841625/republican-john-shimkus-not-running-for-reelection
— Willie Wilson says he’s running for U.S. Senate against Sen. Durbin “I am tired of the Democratic party taking advantage of black people and minorities,” Wilson told the Sun-Times. “I’m tired of people just being taken advantage of, and we should be treated like anybody else. And we are sick and tired, and I’m going to single that out.” – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/30/20841409/willie-wilson-u-s-senate-election-dick-durbin

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago businessman Willie Wilson says he’ll run as an independent to challenge U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in 2020 – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-willie-wilson-challenging-dick-durbin-20190830-pro722ke2zeqrjubf76ap2ea6y-story.html
— Cantigny’s permanent display salutes heroes of 9/11 – JEN BANOWETZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-ent-911-heroes-0906-20190828-aroqpu3krjgdta7jghu6tzp3km-story.html
— Republican state lawmaker Steven Reick from Woodstock pleads guilty to DUI – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-rep-steven-reick-dui-guilty-plea-20190830-cdlsp5vjyneuvd3ctyhjsqaa64-story.html

HERALD & REVIEW
— U.S. Rep. John Shimkus will not seek re-election
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/u-s-rep-john-shimkus-will-not-seek-re-election/article_33eff58a-6d99-5aa1-89e1-8c15a213e244.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Community failed Wheaton man, family – Mrs. and Dr. Sunni Ali Howard, Wheaton
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/08/28/community-failed-wheaton-man-family/a8reweb/
(FROM THE LETTER: Because of these community failings and denial of necessary higher levels of care, my child has self-medicated his psychosis and depression with marijuana given to him freely by the young (and no doubt well-meaning) people in Wheaton who are suffering from an epic drug crisis/culture that no one ever mentions and the “community” continually fails to address.)

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Proposed gas tax in Will County could see more drivers fuel up in Indiana – Adam Hochron
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/513295269-proposed-gas-tax-in-will-county-could-see-more-drivers-fuel-up-in-indiana

CAPITOL FAX
— Shimkus won’t run again
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/30/shimkus-wont-run-again/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Trump Endorses 2.6% Across the Board Pay Raise for Federal Workers In a surprise move Friday, the president abandoned his quest for a pay freeze in 2020, although there will be no locality pay adjustment under his plan.
https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2019/08/trump-endorses-26-across-board-pay-raise-federal-workers/159588/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Alabama church sign says black people who vote for Trump have a ‘mental illness’ – Tim Pearce
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/alabama-church-sign-says-black-people-who-vote-for-trump-have-a-mental-illness

BREITBART
— Joe Biden: DACA Illegals ‘Become American Before a Lot of Americans’ – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Americans.)
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/08/30/joe-biden-daca-illegals-become-american-before-a-lot-of-americans/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Linda Harvey: Where is the Church in fight over glamorizing homosexuality? – Bob Kellogg
https://onenewsnow.com/education/2019/08/30/harvey-where-is-the-church-in-fight-over-glamorizing-homosexuality

ROLL CALL
— Illinois Republican John Shimkus not running for reelection in 2020 12-term lawmaker leaves behind a safe Republican seat – Simone Pathé
https://www.rollcall.com/news/campaigns/illinois-republican-john-shimkus-not-running-reelection-2020

THE HILL
— Americans deserve greater transparency from Big Tech – STACIE D. RUMENAP
https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/459429-americans-deserve-greater-transparency-from-big-tech

August 25 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— I urge all Wheaton residents who oppose the sale of recreational pot to speak during the public comment period at all Wheaton meetings against the sale of recreational pot in Wheaton. The next Wheaton meeting starts at 7:00 PM, tomorrow, Monday, August 26. I urge all DuPage County residents who oppose the sale of recreational pot to speak during the public comment period at all DuPage County meetings against the sale of recreational pot in the unincorporated areas of DuPage County. The next DuPage County meeting starts at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, August 27. At previous Wheaton City Council meetings, Bob Cherry, B. J. Slinger, Tim Whelan, and I have called for Wheaton to ban the sale of recreational pot in Wheaton. At previous DuPage County Board meetings, Dick Furstenau and I have called for DuPage County to ban the sale of recreational pot in the unincorporated areas of DuPage County. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— QUESTION: Why isn’t there a www.dncusa.com website like there is a www.gopusa.com website? ANSWER: Websites for the mainstream national newspapers, television stations, radio stations, etc. provide news and commentary from the Democrat point of view. QUESTION: Why isn’t there a www.dncillinois.com website like there is a www.gopillinois.com website? ANSWER: Websites for the mainstream Illinois newspapers, television stations, radio stations, etc. provide news and commentary from the Democrat point of view. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Don’t Trust Political News, Say Most Reporters Want to Stop Trump (DIERSEN: As everyone in Illinois knows, I am one of the extremely few reporters in Illinois who do not want to stop Trump.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/august_2019/voters_don_t_trust_political_news_say_most_reporters_want_to_stop_trump

REPORTERS COMMITTEE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
— Reporters Committee: White House must restore Brian Karem’s credentials (DIERSEN: At its August 20, 2019 meeting, DuPage County revoked my GOPUSA press credentials. Because of me, because of what I do for you as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor, and without any input from DuPage County voters, “DuPage County Board Chairman and County Board Staff” issued “DuPage County Media Guidelines” to justify revoking my GOPUSA press credentials. SEE: https://www.dupageco.org/CountyBoard/Docs/61283/  Should I sue DuPage County like Brian Karem has sued the White House? Would the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press file a friend-of-the-court brief in support of me? Would the Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, etc. file friend-of-the-court briefs in support of DuPage County? Which Republican DuPage County officials support me – Berlin, Bucholz, Cronin, DiCianni, Eckhoff, Elloitt, Grogan, Hart, Healy, Henry, Jorgensen, Kachiroubas, Krajewski, Larsen, Mendrick, Puchalski, Ruscitti, Tornatore, Zay? Which Democrat DuPage County officials support me – Chaplin, Covert, DeSart, Kaczmarek, Ozog, Renehan, Ruthledge, Seimon?) 
https://www.rcfp.org/rcfp-karem-amicus-brief/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: First Amendment and due process require the White House restore Playboy correspondent’s credentials, RCFP argues. On Aug. 20, journalist Brian Karem, the White House correspondent for Playboy, filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham asking the federal district court in Washington, D.C., to vacate the White House’s 30-day suspension of his hard pass and order that it be immediately restored. Today, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Karem, arguing that the White House must provide meaningful due process before denying, suspending, or revoking a journalist’s security credentials, and failure to do so in this case violates settled law in the D.C. Circuit and constitutional protections guaranteeing the flow of information to the public. “The White House cannot suspend or revoke journalists’ credentials without due process, based on vague standards that have never been publicly articulated,” said Bruce Brown, executive director of the Reporters Committee. “Under clear legal precedent, Mr. Karem’s credentials must be restored.” Before the White House had made its final determination to suspend Karem’s hard pass on Aug. 16, the Reporters Committee issued a statement expressing its concern over the “preliminary decision” to suspend his hard pass and reiterated its commitment to ensuring that journalists have the access needed to do their jobs effectively. In November 2018, the Reporters Committee also filed a friend-of the-court brief alongside Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection in support of a lawsuit brought by CNN and the network’s chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, after the White House revoked Acosta’s hard pass. On Nov. 16, a federal judge ordered the White House to reinstate Acosta’s credentials.)

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgnradio.com/2019/08/25/its-crunch-time-for-the-marijuana-industry/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN THE NAPERVILLE SUN: Tuesday’s Naperville City Council pot meeting clocks in at city’s longest, draws some criticism – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-city-council-meeting-length-record-marijuana-st-20190825-5t35h5vhnbg5ploaaah77e3btm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use slavery to demonize, denigrate, and condemn individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries 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.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-slave-ship-grossman-column-20190824-suhpqi72cbbyzmh4kum577tlsu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters do everything that can a) to illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally and b) to get those illegals counted in the census. 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190824/editorial-counting-everyone-in-the-2020-census
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Google didn’t manipulate 2016 election.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190824/facts-matter-google-didnt-manipulate-2016-election

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Speaker shouldn’t get a pass – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorial-speaker-shouldn-t-get-a-pass/article_cd78df28-63df-57ac-9d3c-f8b6b9c428c4.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Illinois Democrats crow about their success in illegally encouraging citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally. 
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=289558#.XWKByph_OM8

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— How resilient are you? Does resiliency require economic, physical, mental and spiritual readiness, and then, perseverance? – John Borling
https://www.rrstar.com/opinion/20190824/third-degree-how-resilient-are-you

SOUTHERN
— Illinois hits regulatory snags in lead-up to legal cannabis sales – MOLLY PARKER
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/illinois-hits-regulatory-snags-in-lead-up-to-legal-cannabis/article_0aa6ed95-05c0-52c2-bcf4-e115a48025a2.html

GATEWAY PUNDIT
— One Out Of Five Managers Won’t Hire Trump Supporters – Jim Hoft (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/08/report-one-out-of-five-managers-wont-hire-trump-supporters/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Removing the press freedom of a real journalist April Ryan should check her elite progressive journalist privilege – Tim Young (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have shouted the loudest since 2000 that I falsely claim to be a journalist. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/23/removing-press-freedom-journalist-charlie-kratovil/

FOX NEWS
— Liberal media critic slams April Ryan, CNN for hypocrisy – Brian Flood (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have shouted the loudest since 2000 that I falsely claim to be a journalist. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/liberal-media-critic-slams-april-ryan-cnn-for-hypocrisy
— NY Times launches propaganda campaign on race – Newt Gingrich 
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/newt-gingrich-nyts-1619-project-examining-american-slavery-is-marred-by-its-own-implicit-racism
— Michigan city council candidate says city should be as white ‘as possible’ – AP (DIERSEN: It would be great if the three finalists to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy would get together and agree to participate in a candidate forum.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/michigan-candidate-says-city-should-be-as-white-as-possible

AMERICAN THINKER
— Rich part of Washington, D.C. goes tooth-and-claw to prevent new child-migrant shelter in its neighborhood – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/rich_part_of_washington_dc_puts_up_toothandclaw_resistance_to_new_childmigrant_shelter.html
— The Virtue-Signaling Hunger of the Smug Left – B. Klein
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/the_virtuesignaling_hunger_of_the_smug_left.html
— Political Forecast: Stormy Weather Ahead – Clarice Feldman
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/political_forecast_stormy_weather_ahead.html
— Construction begins on border wall funded by $2.8 billion allowed by SCOTUS decision last month – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/construction_begins_on_border_wall_funded_by_28_billion_allowed_by_scotus_decision_last_month_.html

DAILY SIGNAL
— Democrat Governor Excludes Conservative News Service From Media List – Kevin Mooney (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have shouted the loudest since 2000 that I falsely claim to be a journalist. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/08/22/democrat-governor-excludes-conservative-news-service-from-media-list/

LIFEZETTE
— Rashida Tlaib Claims the President Is ‘Afraid of Women of Color’ Progressive Democrat from Michigan insists that Donald Trump, the commander-in-chief, fears both her and the socialist squad of four
https://www.lifezette.com/2019/08/rashida-tlaib-claims-the-president-is-afraid-of-women-of-color/

NOQ REPORT
— Desperate Beto O’Rourke repeats lie that Trump called KKK members ‘very fine people’ – Carl Durrek
https://noqreport.com/2019/08/25/desperate-beto-orourke-repeats-lie-trump-called-kkk-members-fine-people/

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Do It ‘for the Children’: Pelosi Tells Democrats to ‘Be Ready to Throw a Punch’ in 2020 – Madison Summers
https://ijr.com/pelosi-tells-dems-be-ready-throw-punch-2020/

ROLL CALL
— Ranking the Net Worth of the 115th – Paul V. Fontelo and David Hawkings (DIERSEN: Shimkus is ranked 276, Roskam 304, Kinzinger 364, R. Davis 369, LaHood 411, Hultgren 425, and Bost 451.) 
https://www.rollcall.com/wealth-of-congress

THE HILL
— Joe Walsh announces Republican challenge to Trump – REGINA ZILBERMINTS (DIERSEN: Of course, those who want to elect Democrats will use everything that Walsh says against Trump to defeat Republicans.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/458720-joe-walsh-announces-republican-challenge-to-trump

CNN
— Joe Walsh to take on Trump in 2020 Republican primary – Caroline Kelly (DIERSEN: Of course, those who want to elect Democrats will use everything that Walsh says against Trump to defeat Republicans.)
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/25/politics/joe-walsh-take-on-trump-in-2020-republican-primary/index.html

ABC NEWS
— Joe Walsh announces Republican primary challenge against President Trump – WILL STEAKIN (DIERSEN: Of course, those who want to elect Democrats will use everything that Walsh says against Trump to defeat Republicans.)
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/exclusive-joe-walsh-announces-republican-primary-challenge-president/story?id=65122073

NEW YORK TIMES
— Joe Walsh Confirms He Will Challenge Trump for Republican Nomination Calling Mr. Trump ‘completely unfit,’ Mr. Walsh, a conservative radio host, will adopt a television-centric strategy to try to rattle a media-obsessed president. – Annie Karni (DIERSEN: Of course, those who want to elect Democrats will use everything that Walsh says against Trump to defeat Republicans.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/25/us/politics/joe-walsh-president.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Locked Out by Facebook, and Pounding on the Door – Kashmir Hill
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/business/reactivate-facebook-account.html
— How Guilty Should You Feel About Your Vacation? And what can you do about it? – Seth Kugel (DIERSEN: My wife and I have been married since 1978. We have never taken a real vacation. We took short vacations four times each year 1978-1992 after her business trips. But her income dropped in 1992 when she lost her job working for the U.S. League of Savings Institutions and my income dropped much more in 1997 when I lost my job working for GAO. I went on short vacations in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1977.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/24/opinion/sunday/tourism-climate-flight-shaming.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Sheriff in conservative county defends free press – AP (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have shouted the loudest since 2000 that I falsely claim to be a journalist. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/investigation-of-reporters-weekend-inquiries-stokes-ire/2019/08/21/b0b18da8-c430-11e9-8bf7-cde2d9e09055_story.html
— He went from hiking enthusiast to ‘on death’s door’ within days. Doctors blamed vaping. – Lena H. Sun
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/one-mans-near-death-experience-with-vaping-related-lung-failure/2019/08/24/ca8ce42c-c5b4-11e9-9986-1fb3e4397be4_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Journalist found dead in Mexico after criticizing local authorities – Reuters (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have shouted the loudest since 2000 that I falsely claim to be a journalist. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://nypost.com/2019/08/25/journalist-found-dead-in-mexico-after-criticizing-local-authorities/
— Bias has killed the ‘Gray Lady’ – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2019/08/24/bias-has-killed-the-gray-lady-and-dean-baquet-fired-the-fatal-shot/
— Bodyguard for CNN’s April Ryan charged with assault for forcibly removing journalist Charlie Kratovil from event – Chris Perez (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents would a) analogize April Ryan with Robert Sanchez and b) analogize Charlie Kratovil with me.)
https://nypost.com/2019/08/19/bodyguard-for-cnns-april-ryan-charged-with-assault-for-forcibly-removing-journalist-from-event/

WASHINGTON POST
— Former congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) announces primary challenge against President Trump (DIERSEN: Of course, those who want to elect Democrats will use everything that Walsh says against Trump to defeat Republicans.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2019/08/25/former-congressman-joe-walsh-r-ill-announces-primary-challenge-against-president-trump/

USA TODAY
— Doubling down on racist comments, city council candidate says she opposes interracial marriage – Jackie Smith (DIERSEN: It would be great if the three finalists to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy would get together and agree to participate in a candidate forum.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/08/24/marysville-council-candidate-jean-cramer-makes-racist-comments-again/2109750001/

GAINESVILLE TIMES
— Who will make decisions about Gainesville’s future? Meet this year’s council candidates – Megan Reed (DIERSEN: It would be great if the Daily Herald published this kind of information about the three finalists to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy.)
https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/who-will-make-decisions-about-gainesvilles-future-meet-this-years-council-candidates/

GRAND RAPIDS HERALD REVIEW
— 10 THINGS WE OWE TODAY’S JOURNALISTS – Matt DeRienzo (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have shouted the loudest since 2000 that I falsely claim to be a journalist. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.grandrapidsmn.com/opinion/industry-insight-things-we-owe-today-s-journalists/article_104e6774-c5e2-11e9-8585-a76f1b6dd256.html

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM
— Two vie for open Ward 4 seat (DIERSEN: It would be great if the three finalists to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy would get together and agree to participate in a candidate forum.)
http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2019/08/25/Two-vie-for-Ward-4-seat.html

TELEGRAPH HERALD
— Bias at Facebook? Audit lists conservatives’ complaints – Levi Sumagaysay (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, my anti-conservative critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Illinois Republican Party paint themselves as being anti-conservative. Attend a MTRCC or DuPage County meeting and watch them in action.)
https://www.telegraphherald.com/news/business/article_8e855359-ece1-569f-8bad-950550bcddd6.html

HERALD BANNER
— Getting involved in city, county governments – Editorial (DIERSEN: Those who do not want me to get involved in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois 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://www.heraldbanner.com/opinion/editorials/getting-involved-in-city-county-governments/article_ddd0d3fc-c60b-11e9-a685-4350fb648d15.html

ALICE ECHO NEWS JOURNAL
— Routine work of journalists trying to obtain information should not be seen as ‘criminal conduct’ – Doug Hensley
https://www.alicetx.com/news/20190825/hensley-routine-work-of-journalists-trying-to-obtain-information-should-not-be-seen-as-criminal-conduct

SUNBURY DAILY ITEM
— Facebook will use journalists to curate news, opening itself to more bias allegations – Jeff Bercovici
https://www.dailyitem.com/business/facebook-will-use-journalists-to-curate-news-opening-itself-to/article_40a2eba8-0d63-5944-b2e5-08eac1054700.html

MORNING CALL
— How well-off are the Lehigh Valley’s members of Congress? – Laura Olson
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-pa-congress-wealth-financial-disclosure-20190825-2ofioyxcknaotk4ldqoluqlqxi-story.html

DRUM
— Facebook bans ads from pro-Trump news outlet The Epoch Times – Cameron Clarke
https://www.thedrum.com/news/2019/08/25/facebook-bans-ads-pro-trump-news-outlet-the-epoch-times

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS
— National Corvette Museum gearing up for 25th anniversary – DON SERGENT (DIERSEN: I have been National Corvette Museum member for 30 years.)
https://www.bgdailynews.com/news/corvette-museum-gearing-up-for-th-anniversary/article_8e62ecb5-1456-561e-b040-dd99b3d34725.html

INQUISTER
— U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent Reportedly Stopped Journalist James Dyer At Airport And Accused Him Of Being ‘Fake News Media’ – Tyler MacDonald (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have shouted the loudest since 2000 that I falsely claim to be a journalist. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.inquisitr.com/5597766/cbp-james-dyer-fake-news/
— ‘I’m Going To Punch Him In The Face Every Single Day,’ Says Republican Joe Walsh Expected To Primary Donald Trump – Damir Mujezinovic
https://www.inquisitr.com/5598705/president-trump-walsh-republican-challenge/

NEWSWEEK
— JOURNALIST SAYS CBP AGENT STOPPED HIM AT AIRPORT, ACCUSED HIM OF BEING ‘FAKE NEWS MEDIA’ – ASHER STOCKLER (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have shouted the loudest since 2000 that I falsely claim to be a journalist. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.newsweek.com/james-dyer-immigration-los-angeles-cbp-fake-news-1455947

August 24 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— I urge all Wheaton residents who oppose the sale of recreational pot to speak during the public comment period at all Wheaton meetings against the sale of recreational pot in Wheaton. The next Wheaton meeting starts at 7:00 PM, Monday, August 26. I urge all DuPage County residents who oppose the sale of recreational pot to speak during the public comment period at all DuPage County meetings against the sale of recreational pot in the unincorporated areas of DuPage County. The next DuPage County meeting starts at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, August 27. At previous Wheaton City Council meetings, Bob Cherry, B. J. Slinger, Tim Whelan, and I have called for Wheaton to ban the sale of recreational pot in Wheaton. At previous DuPage County Board meetings, Dick Furstenau and I have called for DuPage County to ban the sale of recreational pot in the unincorporated areas of DuPage County. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— At its regular meeting 10:00 AM, Tuesday, August 27, 2019, the DuPage County Board will have an “Informational Discussion of Cannabis as it Relates to Zoning Regulations.” During the public comment period at the start of the meeting, I will again urge DuPage County to be the first county in Illinois to ban the sale of pot in its unincorporated areas.

Because of me, and because of what I do for you as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor, “DuPage County Board Chairman and County Board Staff” have issued “DuPage County Media Guidelines.” SEE: https://www.dupageco.org/CountyBoard/Docs/61283/  Obviously, the guidelines were issued a) to paint me as not being a legitimate “media member,” b) to discourage/stop me from asserting that I am a “media member,” and c) to discourage/stop me from “lobbying or paid advertising, publicity or promotion work.”

What is the Daily Herald’s position on these guidelines? All Daily Herald employees constantly lobby for the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green party platforms.

I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 a) to paint me as not being a legitimate “media member,” b) to discourage/stop me from asserting that I am a “media member,” and c) to discourage/stop me from “lobbying or paid advertising, publicity or promotion work.” I would focus on those who a) promote pot, b) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or f) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Who supports you? Individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are the following do NOT support me: a) those that 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, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and b) those that promote pot; reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks; reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution; focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate; were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed; and/or are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Candidates announce bids for Will County executive post – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-will-county-executive-st-0825-20190823-vtweybuyunayxkfn7chcujwvde-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Democrats also need to refrain from inflaming racial tensions.”
https://www.thereporter.com/2019/08/23/gene-lyons-lets-not-inflame-racial-tensions-theyre-incendiary-enough/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says: “Joe Walsh, Tio Hardiman and the paltry field of Republicans willing to challenge Donald Trump The vast majority of politicians in The Party of Trump have been silent on this vile presidency.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2019/8/24/20830159/joe-walsh-republican-presidential-candidate-donald-trump-tio-hardiman

DAILY HERALD
— Democratic Women of DuPage County to host panel on sexual assault Aug. 25 – Dianne McGuire (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, DuPage Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn DuPage Republicans, and especially DuPage Republicans who are male, Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20190821/democratic-women-of-dupage-county-to-host-panel-on-sexual-assault-aug-25
— Hot rods rolling up to charity car show hosted by DuPage sheriff’s office – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190823/hot-rods-rolling-up-to-charity-car-show-hosted-by-dupage-sheriffs-office

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Champaign/Urbana Jewish group pushes Davis to condemn Trump over comments – Paul Wood
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/c-u-jewish-group-pushes-davis-to-condemn-trump-over/article_5f3abe17-1f0f-589f-9a0a-550e6de0bca1.html

HERALD NEWS
— Republican rivals take aim at Underwood impeachment comments – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.theherald-news.com/2019/08/23/republican-rivals-take-aim-at-underwood-impeachment-comments/axcb81k/

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats who illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally raise concerns about census undercount. 
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=289563#.XWE0iJh_OM8

TIMES
— Rep. Lance Yednock will host gun rights seminar in Streator
https://www.mywebtimes.com/2019/08/23/rep-lance-yednock-will-host-gun-rights-seminar-in-streator/atxh0y7/

SAUK VALLEY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities and women to be pot pushers.
https://www.saukvalley.com/2019/08/23/75-new-marijuana-store-licenses-will-be-up-for-grabs-soon-in-illinois-but-some-worry-people-of-color-are-going-to-be-left-out/a5tpz6i/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Students sickened by pot-laced brownies at Ohio high school
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/students-sickened-by-pot-laced-brownies-at-ohio-high-school

WPSD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot smoking lounges introduced to build revenue for Brookport – Temi Adeleye
https://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/pot-smoking-lounges-introduced-to-build-revenue-for-brookport/article_eb646724-c604-11e9-bea0-ab8947849602.html

WREX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity. 
https://wrex.com/category/2019/08/23/rockford-public-schools-prepare-for-new-lgbtq-curriculum/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf on the Map, Where She Stands on Guns and H.R. 1585 and Growing Followers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/24/franks-not-officially-linked-to-2018-gop-primary-hit-pieces-from-illinois-integrity-fund-yet/ 
— Franks Yet Not Officially Linked to 2018 GOP Primary Hit Pieces from Illinois Integrity Fund
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/24/franks-not-officially-linked-to-2018-gop-primary-hit-pieces-from-illinois-integrity-fund-yet/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Finally, conservatives have a street fighter as president – Steve Grammatico
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/finally_conservatives_have_a_street_fighter_as_president.html

GOPUSA
— LGBT candidate Buttigieg attempts to convince voters of his Christian faith
http://www.gopusa.com/lgbt-candidate-buttigieg-attempts-to-convince-voters-of-his-christian-faith/

PJ MEDIA
— Democrat Dilemma — Base Disconnected From Front-Runner Biden – DAVID LIMBAUGH
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/democrat-dilemma-base-disconnected-from-front-runner-biden/

CANADA FREE PRESS
— American Socialist Brats Heading For Marxist Slavery Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh image – Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
https://canadafreepress.com/article/american-socialist-brats-heading-for-marxist-slavery

ROLL CALL
— Trump vulnerability in a primary is more fiction than fact President has solid GOP support, a huge cash advantage, and it’s already late in the process – Nathan L. Gonzales
https://www.rollcall.com/news/gonzales/trump-vulnerable-primary-thats-fiction-fact

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want you to “fear widespread damage from Trump ‘public charge’ rule.” From what I see, many, most, if not virtually all illegal immigrants are public charges or will become public charges.
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/458627-critics-fear-widespread-damage-from-trump-public-charge-rule

NEW YORK TIMES
— Glasgow University Pledges Millions for ‘Reparative Justice’ for Slavery Ties – Palko Karasz (DIERSEN: What would you do if your municipality, your township/ward, and/or your county officially pledged millions of dollars for reparative justice for slavery ties?) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/24/world/europe/university-of-glasgow-slavery-reparations.html
— Joe Biden, Recalling ’68, Asks Audience to Imagine Obama’s Assassination “Imagine what would have happened if, God forbid, Barack Obama had been assassinated after becoming the de facto nominee,” Mr. Biden said, evoking the tumult of 1968. – Trip Gabriel and Isabella Grullón Paz
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/23/us/politics/joe-biden-obama.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump. Trump-hating Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. Trump-hating RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-an-offense-to-the-american-spirit-20190824-65jfsxjhhjd7npdccwayz7ixzu-story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Google Puts Curbs on Political Debate by Employees Company frowns on ‘disrupting the workday to have a raging debate over politics’ – Sarah E. Needleman and Katherine Bindley (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, my Democrat coworkers and subordinates a) frequently asked me questions to confirm that I was Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, old (born in 1948), non-poor, childless, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, Corvette owner, former union member for almost 12 years, and that my ancestors have been in America since 1844 and b) stressed the aforesaid negative information to my Democrat superiors and supervisors. They also stressed that my Democrat IRS superiors a) had not promoted me beyond GS-12, b) disallowed my education deductions in 1978, c) got rid of my mentor in 1975, and d) disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. They also stressed that my Democrat Post Office superiors had forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-puts-curbs-on-political-debate-by-employees-11566576970
— Americans have become very rude. A great nation cannot continue this way. – Peggy Noonan (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the rudest past and present members of the a) Milton Township Republican Central Committee, b) DuPage County Republican Central Committee, c) Illinois Republican Party, d) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, e) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and f) Illinois Center Right Coalition. I should write a book about the rudest past and present officials and employees of a) Wheaton, b) Milton Township, c) DuPage County, d) Illinois, and e) federal government. I should write a book about the rudest past and present people in a) my neighborhood, b) my precinct, c) Wheaton, d) Milton Township, e) DuPage County, and f) Illinois.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mind-your-manners-says-edith-wharton-11566510905

August 23 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Judge dismisses lawsuit alleging House Speaker Michael Madigan’s political operation put ‘sham’ candidates on ballot in 2016 – Ray Long
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-madigan-gonzales-lawsuit-dismissed-20190824-gsz5hw2pavhhzfzrtqghjiz67y-story.html
— An Illinois resident just died after a mysterious vaping-related illness. It could be the first death linked to vaping in the US – Kate Thayer
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-vaping-illness-death-illinois-tt-0823-20190823-s27xqukusfdi7edxjpt6k5e23e-story.html
— Former U46 school board member to run for Jim Oberweis’ state Senate seat – RAFAEL GUERRERO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-jeanette-ward-state-senate-st-0825-20190823-j2xvet5de5artlfa5efmw6pkju-story.html
— Controversial ex-Illinois U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh ‘taking steps’ toward running for 2020 GOP nomination against President Donald Trump, with decision imminent, adviser says – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-joe-walsh-imminent-decision-2020-presidential-race-20190823-alari63fjjabravtdrzbjvk43i-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan beats former primary rival again: Judge rules not enough evidence to prove ‘sham’ candidate ploy Challenger Jason Gonzales scored some major victories in his long quest to get the case before a jury, but U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly on Friday gave the key win to House Speaker Mike Madigan. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/23/20830456/rival-loses-mike-madigan-federal-judge-rules-speakers-favor-sham-candidate-lawsuit
— Nation’s 1st vaping death strikes Illinois man who contracted serious lung disease – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/23/20830504/vaping-death-illinois-thc-marijuana-e-cigarettes
— Mapes couldn’t have been so powerful without Madigan’s assent Madigan has been forced to clean up the mess he ultimately made for over a year now. – Rich Miller 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2019/8/23/20830446/tim-mapes-michael-madigan-rich-miller-illinois-legislature

DAILY HERALD
— Former U-46 board member Ward seeks Oberweis’ Senate seat – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190823/former-u-46-board-member-ward-seeks-oberweis-senate-seat

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Long odds for would-be Trump challengers like Joe Walsh No matter how credible some of these challengers might seem on paper, it would take a political cataclysm to knock the president off the GOP ticket as he remains popular among Republican voters.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/long-odds-would-be-trump-challengers-joe-walsh
— Lightfoot imposes city hiring freeze Action to cut spending comes just a week before the mayor is to announce how deep the city’s budget hole is and perhaps indicate what taxes may be raised to fill it. – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: During almost all the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the agency was under a hiring and/or promotion freeze.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/lightfoot-imposes-city-hiring-freeze
— Legislators ask Pritzker to clear weed roadblock A state agency’s literal interpretation of “location” could make it harder to get retail outlets open by Jan. 1. – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/news/legislators-ask-pritzker-clear-weed-roadblock
— Trump faces his Mini-Me in Joe Walsh  Walsh, like Trump, figured out long ago that the first rule of contemporary American politics—like it or not—is that voters gotta know your name. And once they do, the second rule comes into play: Don’t be a bore. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/trump-faces-his-mini-me-joe-walsh

NORTHWEST HERALD
— 26-year-old Woodstock woman newest GOP candidate in 14th District race – DREW ZIMMERMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/08/22/26-year-old-woodstock-woman-newest-gop-candidate-in-14th-district-race/ame01yy/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Sangamon County Citizen survey: 57 percent considered moving in past year – Brenden Moore (DIERSEN: Who wants you to move? Those who want me to move 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, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190823/sangamon-county-citizen-survey-57-percent-considered-moving-in-past-year

WHEATON PATCH
— Top 10 Subdivisions in Wheaton, IL – August 2019 The Wheaton subdivision with the highest average sale price between August 2018 and August 2019 was Legends of Wheaton. – Marco Amidei
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/top-10-subdivisions-wheaton-il-august-2019

CENTER SQUARE
— More issues surface for Illinois’ cannabis industry as state prepares for recreational marijuana Location interpretation could affect recreational cannabis sales; Tobacco 21 policy may block patients from medicine – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/more-issues-surface-for-illinois-cannabis-industry-as-state-prepares/article_13058830-c5ce-11e9-a05a-4f760695f30a.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Underwood Lays Out Gun Control View at Packed Sun City Town Hall
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/23/underwood-lays-out-gun-control-view-at-packed-sun-city-town-hall/ 
— State Rep. Tom Weber Asks for Input on Property Tax Survey
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/23/state-rep-tom-weber-asks-for-input-on-property-tax-survey/ 
— Congressional Update: Jeanne Ives Files Financial Disclosure Extension
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/22/congressional-update-jeanne-ives-files-financial-disclosure-extension/ 
— IL-06 Congressional Update, Term Limits and Casten MCC Forum
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/22/il-06-congressional-update-term-limits-and-casten-mcc-forum/

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Chicago Republican Party opposes Mayor Lightfoot’s plan to add taxes, reps say – Kyla Asbury 
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/513140979-chicago-republican-party-opposes-mayor-lightfoot-s-plan-to-add-taxes-reps-say

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— COMPTON: ILLINOIS’ POLITICAL CHAMELEON JOE WALSH CHANGES COLORS AGAIN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/compton-illinois-political-chameleon-changes-colors-once-again.html
— DI LEO: RECESSION FEARS FLY IN THE FACE OF REALITY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/recession-fears-fly-in-the-face-of-reality.html

CAPITOL FAX
— False advertising?
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/22/false-advertising/
— Cannabis roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/23/cannabis-roundup-13/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— House Democrats: Trump admin. jeopardizing national security by not addressing white extremists – Andrew Blake
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/23/house-democrats-trump-admin-jeopardizing-national-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Joe Walsh says GOP primary voters tired of Trump’s ‘daily bullshit’ – Naomi Lim
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/joe-walsh-says-gop-primary-voters-tired-of-trumps-daily-bullshit

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— MSNBC Calls Republican’s Belief in Only Two Genders ‘Incendiary’ Jansing: To be a mainstream Republican means to offend women, LGBT community – David Rutz
https://freebeacon.com/politics/msnbc-calls-republicans-belief-in-only-two-genders-incendiary/

BREITBART
— CNN’s Navarro: Trump ‘Inspired a White Supremacist to Go Hunt Down Latinos’ – PAM KEY
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/08/23/cnns-navarro-trump-inspired-a-white-supremacist-to-go-hunt-down-latinos/

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— Sanctuary cities and lack of vetting continue to fuel illegal alien crime – Daniel Horowitz
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/sanctuary-cities-lack-vetting-continue-fuel-illegal-alien-crime/

FORBES
— How To Encourage Employee Advocacy On Social Media – Adrian Fisher (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, employers want their employees 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/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2019/08/23/how-to-encourage-employee-advocacy-on-social-media/#2cd6d739550b

NEWSWEEK
— TAYLOR SWIFT SAYS SHE’S OBVIOUSLY “PRO-CHOICE” AND WILL DO ANYTHING TO DEFEAT TRUMP IN 2020 – H. ALAN SCOTT
https://www.newsweek.com/taylor-swift-says-shes-obviously-pro-choice-will-do-anything-defeat-trump-2020-1455964

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Say Warren Lied About Native American Past But Don’t Care
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/august_2019/most_say_warren_lied_about_native_american_past_but_don_t_care

August 17 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “If only we could ‘unfriend’ Trump.”
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-sun-times/…/282286731911065

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with Guatemala and other foreign countries against America.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190816/trump-wants-us-bound-asylum-seekers-to-find-refuge-in-guatemala-instead-guatemala-isnt-ready

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Ammons disappointed by exclusion from Davis’ upcoming event at Parkland – Adalberto Toledo
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/ammons-disappointed-by-exclusion-from-davis-upcoming-event-at-parkland/article_df1411cf-ca55-5586-80d2-6bdde658a03a.html

DEKALB DAILY JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/08/15/olson-marijuana-businesses-will-become-normal/aqdh2tn/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Netflix Curbs Tobacco Use Onscreen, But Not Pot. What’s Up With That? – NEDA ULABY 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/netflix-curbs-tobacco-use-onscreen-not-pot-whats#stream/0

KANE COUNTY REPORTER
— Oberweis supports term limits for Congress – Glenn Minnis
https://kanecountyreporter.com/stories/513001445-oberweis-supports-term-limits-for-congress

ILLINOIS BUSINESS DAILY
— Illinois has 9th highest identity theft rate among the 50 states
https://ilbusinessdaily.com/stories/513056410-illinois-has-9th-highest-identity-theft-rate-among-the-50-states-study-finds

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— What’s Going on in the Congressional Races
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/17/whats-going-on-in-the-congressional-races/

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Federal Court Allows Trump To Reject Asylum Seekers At Border – Jamie Weinstein 
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/08/federal-court-allows-trump-to-reject-asylum-seekers-at-border/

FEDERALIST
— The New York Times Is Clueless About Conservatives A recently released transcript shows just how biased the New York Times really is and how little they want to do to fix it. – David Marcus
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/16/the-new-york-times-is-clueless-about-conservatives/
— Yes, Schools Are Too Girly For Boys. Here’s How To Fix That Helping restore the lack of masculinity in our society involves recognizing that boys are different than girls and have specific educational needs. – Auguste Meyrat
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/16/schools-girly-boys-fix/

TOWNHALL
— Tlaib Bumbles Into Revealing Her Undeniable Priority: Bigoted Anti-Israel Propaganda – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2019/08/16/tlaibs-bigotry-and-idiocy-reveals-her-true-intentions-n2551810

ONE NEWS NOW
— Franklin Graham: GOP mayor on solid biblical ground – Chris Woodward 
https://onenewsnow.com/church/2019/08/17/franklin-graham-gop-mayor-on-solid-biblical-ground

NOQ REPORT
— Google’s social justice warrior workforce is making demands about ICE – Lorie Wimble 
https://noqreport.com/2019/08/16/googles-social-justice-warrior-workforce-making-demands-ice-cbp/

CNN
— Ken Cuccinelli has talked about undocumented immigrants as ‘invaders’ since at least 2007 – Andrew Kaczynski (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, Trump-haters illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally invade America.)
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/17/politics/kfile-ken-cuccinelli-immigration-invasion-rhetoric/index.html

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To defeat Trump in 2020, Trump-hates are doing everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/recession-signs-worry-trump-ahead-2020-65022715

NEW YORK TIMES
— America holds onto an undemocratic assumption from its founding: that some people deserve more power than others. – Jamelle Bouie (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, and especially against those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and/or draft avoiders.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/republicans-racism-african-americans.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use children as cannon fodder.
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-16/la-me-immigrant-children-protections

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— California’s Biggest Cities Confront a ‘Defecation Crisis’ Lawmakers ban plastic straws as a far worse kind of waste covers the streets of San Francisco and L.A. – Charles Kesler
https://www.wsj.com/articles/californias-biggest-cities-confront-a-defecation-crisis-11565994160

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
— Democrats cross the racial Rubicon with Trump – J. PEDER ZANE
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/article234073917.html

OMAHA WORLD HERALD
— Social media? More like anti-social media – Tom Purcell
https://www.omaha.com/opinion/tom-purcell-social-media-more-like-anti-social-media/article_1c03a0ee-1085-50ce-bd1f-ab21d41682d7.html

TOWN COURIER
— City Councilman Robert Wu Seeks Second Term – Ellyn Wexler 
http://towncourier.com/city-councilman-robert-wu-seeks-second-term/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Many of the skills Wu has honed during his day job—as senior attorney at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)—have helped him become effective in his City of Gaithersburg position. “I often find myself in the role of interpreting ordinances, parsing out legalese when amendments to existing language are proposed, and, at least in one instance, actually drafting an ordinance,” he said. “At GAO,” Wu explained, “I serve in a quasi-judicial role, adjudicating bid protests filed with our office. The skillset is very similar to that used in deciding matters brought before the city council, including fairmindedness, the ability to absorb large records and ultimately render a decision.” “A firm belief that process matters” also factors into both jobs. “As companies who file protests with GAO understand, while we might not necessarily agree with them in the end, each argument raised is heard and carefully considered,” Wu said. “The same goes for my work at city council. Each individual who takes their valuable time to appear before us or submit written matters has to know that their views have been heard and seriously considered.”)

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/americas-exclusionary-past-and-present-and-the-judgment-of-history

MAYO CLINIC
— Diabetes (DIERSEN: Recently, a Libertarian argued that for a diabetic like me to fail to keep their blood sugar level in control was far more damaging than smoking pot. He could see that I was obese. I had just told him that I spend 10+ hours a day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out instead of exercising or sleeping.) 
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20371451

KIPLINGER
— Are You on Track? Financial Planning Goals for Every Decade of Your Life – Jamie P. Hopkins (DIERSEN: In politics, sadly, tragically, the less financially secure that you are, the more likely that you will succumb and become someone’s operative or someone’s dupe. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are beyond furious that I have a $53,316/year COLA-adjusted Civil Service Retirement System pension for life, $2,118/year COLA-adjusted Social Security for life, approximate $18,000/year federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy for life, retirement savings, 915 Cove Court in Wheaton, six cars and an SUV, no children to support, etc.) 
https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/retirement/T047-S014-are-you-on-track-financial-goals-for-every-decade/index.html

TIME
— El Paso Mayor Says President Trump Called Him a RINO – BILLY PERRIGO (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What do Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs in Republican organizations in Illinois do? ANSWER: They discourage me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out. They discourage everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They turn everyone that they can against me, including those who run the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream, those who ran the Wheaton Bowl, Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) members, Wheaton City Council members, and voters in my precinct. They make false accusations against me and demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me at MTRCC meetings. They intimidate/threaten those who might come to my defense. They discourage Republican candidates, elected officials, party leaders, and organizations from helping sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parade and fireworks. They promote booze, gambling, pot, and other vices.)
https://time.com/5653918/trump-attack-el-paso-mayor/

WIKIPEDIA
— Negative campaigning (DIERSEN: If you seek a government office or a political office, you should expect that sooner or later, your opponents will engage in negative campaigning against you. I am seeking appointment to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy. Even though there is no chance that I will be selected, my opponents in Wheaton’s West District are engaging in negative campaigning against me. At the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) August 14, 2019 meeting at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream, two of my fellow MTRCC members in Wheaton’s West District falsely charged me with harassing the hotel’s employees. In addition, one of them, in front of an attorney, said that he was going to do everything that he could to stop everyone from reading my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.) 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negative_campaigning

(FROM THE POSTING: Negative campaigning or mudslinging is the process of deliberate spreading negative information about someone or something to worsen the public image of the described. Deliberate spreading of such information can be motivated either by honest desire of the campaigner to warn others against real dangers or deficiencies of the described, or by the campaigner’s dishonest ideas on methods of winning in political, business or other spheres of competition against an honest rival. The public image of an entity can be defined as reputation, esteem, respect, acceptance of the entity’s appearance, values and behavior by the general public of a given territory and/or a social group, possibly within time limits. As target groups of public and their values differ, so negativity or positivity of a public image is relative; thus, to be successful, negative campaigning has to take into account current values of the group it addresses. The degree of strictness in practicing the group’s values as opposed to its tolerance for violating the norms has also to be taken into consideration.)

August 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— GOP looks ahead to 2020 election during Republican Day at Illinois State Fair – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/republicans-look-ahead-to-2020-at-state-fair/5470032/
— Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar denied entry to Israel because of ‘boycott activities’ – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/israel-bans-entry-to-tlaib-omar-over-boycott-activities/5469893/
— Walmart says it sells 20% of ammunition in US, defends gun sales after mass shootings – EDITH HONAN
https://abc7chicago.com/walmart-says-it-sells-20-of-ammunition-in-us-defends-gun-sales-after-mass-shootings/5470795/

NBC5
— Steve Scalise Tells Illinois GOP It Can Recover by Rebuilding Scalise was the featured speaker at Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/steve-scalise-tells-illinois-gop-it-can-recover-by-rebuilding-545314661.html

CBS2
— Former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh Calls President Trump ‘Unfit Con Man’ – CNN
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/15/former-illinois-congressman-joe-walsh-calls-president-trump-unfit-con-man/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Beleaguered state GOP gathers at Illinois State Fair, with leaders acknowledging ‘we had a rough year’ – RICK PEARSON and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-state-fair-republicans-day-20190815-vhc5vhc4mzbyjan36sj72an6he-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: La Grange Park Board shows reluctance on allowing recreational marijuana sales – HANK BECKMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/la-grange/ct-dlg-lagrange-park-recreational-marijuana-tl-0822-20190815-3h43mkokpfbt5n73q3ifdvy5pi-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘Wisconsin’s going to come’: Winthrop Harbor notes border location in discussing recreational cannabis regulations – MARY MCINTYRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-winthrop-harbor-cannabis-meeting-st-0815-20190814-dtr4wjfsx5fnnh7fndkxtubvra-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: On Jan. 1, recreational marijuana sales will be banned in Highland Park. – KAREN BERKOWITZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/highland-park/ct-hpn-highland-park-waiting-on-marijuana-tl-0822-20190815-hhp33lz5gvgptfjup44ssiqgzq-story.html
— Church in a gay bar: Queer Chicagoans find ways to merge religion and identity – NICOLE BLACKWOOD (DIERSEN: How much pressure is your church under to promote LGBTQ activity?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-queer-religion-0815-20190815-tpkf3ghjgbgu7geqkhr42gbvbu-story.html
— Make gun owners buy insurance – ED RAMPELL (DIERSEN: Make people who drink booze, gamble, smoke pot, etc. buy insurance.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-gun-owners-mandatory-insurance-20190815-jupjhzpwhzaexlsjtsikuhi3ry-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Divided, defeated state GOP looks back on ‘rough year,’ but vows to rebuild, fight Pritzker tax plan There was no sugarcoating it at the dour breakfast before the party’s pep rally at the Illinois State Fair. Things are not great for the state’s Republicans a year after Gov. Bruce Rauner lost re-election, and Pritzker quickly racked up major legislative accomplishments. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/15/20807272/divided-defeated-illinois-gop-republican-day-vows-rebuild-fight-pritzker-tax-plan
— Secretary of State Jesse White won’t seek reelection — for real this time White will finish out his term and won’t seek re-election, spokesman Dave Druker told the Chicago Sun-Times Thursday. Druker said White has plenty to do in life ‘beyond being secretary of state.’ – Tina Sfondeles and Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/15/20806978/illinois-secretary-of-state-jesse-white-not-seek-reelection

DAILY HERALD
— COD board makes it official: Mediator to help with contract talks – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190815/cod-board-makes-it-official-mediator-to-help-with-contract-talks

HERALD & REVIEW
— Gathering in Springfield, Illinois Republicans say state’s political pendulum due to swing right – JERRY NOWICKI 
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/gathering-in-springfield-illinois-republicans-say-state-s-political-pendulum/article_c4aece59-797b-5383-b9cf-2e62d68123a8.html

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Illinois Republicans Confident Of Comeback – SAM DUNKLAU 
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-republicans-confident-comeback

FOX ILLINOIS
— OUTSTANDING: LDS Church clarifies ‘Word of Wisdom’ on vaping, green tea, coffee, marijuana, opioids – Adam Forgie
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/lds-church-clarifies-word-of-wisdom-on-vaping-green-tea-coffee-marijuana-opioids

EVANSTON NOW
— Panel to sort through over 100 reparations ideas – Bill Smith (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican? How much reparations do the Democrats in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your county, in Illinois, and in America want you to pay? How much reparations have you paid already? Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.) 
https://evanstonnow.com/story/government/bill-smith/equity/2019-08-15/82677/panel-to-sort-through-over-100-reparations-ideas

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois’ statehouse majority Democrats celebrate while minority Republicans look to reverse course – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-statehouse-majority-democrats-celebrate-while-minority-republicans-look-to/article_3feaeaf6-bfa3-11e9-b2cb-43ad2d9355c5.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Fox News anchor stops Border Patrol Council VP after he says ‘invasion’ – Mike Brest (DIERSEN: According to Trump-haters, there is no invasion.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/fox-news-anchor-stops-border-patrol-council-vp-after-he-says-invasion
— Students fall behind while schools focus on social justice – Nicole Russell
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/students-fall-behind-while-schools-focus-on-social-justice

FOX NEWS
— Newest anti-Trump Republican Joe Walsh tries to shed history of incendiary remarks – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/joe-walsh-shed-history-of-incendiary-remarks
— Michael Goodwin: The New York Times has lost its way in its hatred for President Trump – Julia Musto
https://www.foxnews.com/media/michael-goodwin-the-new-york-times-has-lost-its-way-in-its-hatred-for-president-trump

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— Ilhan Omar’s and Rashida Tlaib’s Israel-bashing just got them barred from Israel – Nate Madden ·
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/ilhan-omars-rashida-tlaibs-israel-bashing-just-got-barred-israel/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Assault on America, Day 225: Cultural retreat spells death for conservatives hoping to MAGA – Jeffrey A. Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/30820-assault-america-day-225-cultural-retreat-spells-death-conservatives-hoping-maga

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Schumer Tells Trump To Spend Border Wall Funds Fighting Domestic Terrorism – Matt M. Miller
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/08/schumer-tells-trump-to-spend-border-wall-funds-fighting-domestic-terrorism/

NEWSMAX
— Democrats Taking a Page From the Stalin Playbook – Wayne Allyn Root 
https://www.newsmax.com/wayneallynroot/democrats-stalin/2019/08/15/id/928696/

THE HILL
— El Paso’s Republican mayor says Trump called him a ‘RINO’ during visit after mass shooting – JUSTIN WISE (DIERSEN: RINOs focus on destroying Republicans like me. I should write a book about past and present RINOs in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/457589-gop-el-paso-mayor-says-trump-called-him-a-rino-during-visit-after-mass-shooting

POLITICO
— State Department watchdog details political retaliation against ‘disloyal’ staffers – NAHAL TOOSI 
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/15/state-department-inspector-general-report-political-retaliation-1464586

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote massive government assistance (welfare) for immigrants.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/help-sick-child-or-forgo-citizenship-immigrants-anguish-over-new-n1042526

NEW YORK TIMES
— Israel Denies Entry to Omar and Tlaib After Trump’s Call to Block Them – Isabel Kershner
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/world/middleeast/trump-israel-omar-tlaib.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump met his commitments to LGBTQ Americans. He has our endorsement. – Robert Kabel, Chairman, Log Cabin Republicans and Jill Homan, vice chairwoman of Log Cabin Republicans.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-met-his-commitments-to-lgbtq-americans-he-has-our-endorsement/2019/08/15/fb9b741c-bf96-11e9-a5c6-1e74f7ec4a93_story.html

USA TODAY
— As many as 100 chicken plant workers reportedly fired after Mississippi ICE raid – Alissa Zhu and Jimmie E. Gates (DIERSEN: If there were as many illegals in the 1960s as there are now, in all likelihood, instead of me, S.S. Kresges would have hired an illegal to wash dishes part-time in the basement of its Chicago Heights store.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/08/14/mississippi-chicken-plant-raided-ice-reportedly-fires-workers/2010623001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘Shooting,’ ‘Bomb,’ ‘Trump’: Advertisers Blacklist News Stories Online Companies are increasingly insisting their ads do not appear near articles or videos that contain any of a long list of words – Suzanne Vranica
https://www.wsj.com/articles/advertisers-blacklist-hard-news-including-trump-fearing-backlash-11565879086

FORBES
— Illinois’ Hazy New Law Legalizing Recreational Use of Marijuana – Steven Pearlman
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenpearlman/2019/08/15/illinois-hazy-new-law-legalizing-recreational-use-of-marijuana/#f9553c3511a7

NEWSWEEK
— ARE REPUBLICANS UNDERFUNDING THE IRS TO HELP CORPORATIONS PAY LESS? – NICOLE GOODKIND 
https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-irs-tax-cuts-budget-republicans-1454619

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Questions to ask Wheaton and to ask the Daily Herald about each of the 10 candidates who are seeking to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

Why do they wish to be considered for an appointment to fill this vacancy, please elaborate?

In their opinion, what are the three most important issues that Wheaton needs to address in the next 2 years and how do they say those issues should be addressed, please elaborate?

What are their political affiliations, that is, what were the most recent primary ballot that they cast – Republican or Democrat, and what other actions have they taken that evidences their political affiliations, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against banning the sale of pot in Wheaton, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against requiring employers in Wheaton to use E-Verify, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote dependency on government, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote dependency on charity, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote LGBTQ activity, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote abortion, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote mass/illegal immigration, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote vices including booze, gambling, and pot, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote diminishment of First Amendment rights, please elaborate?

If they are appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote diminishment of Second Amendment rights, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote patronage, please elaborate?

If they are appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote political affiliation discrimination, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote reverse discrimination, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote age discrimination, please elaborate?

What are their positions on Wheaton’s East Roosevelt Road Corridor Market Study/Comprehensive Plan Amendment, please elaborate?

How long have they lived in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois?

Since they have lived in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, what have they done that demonstrates that they want the aforesaid to be prosperous and safe, please elaborate?

What is their work experience and how would it help them serve on the City Council, please elaborate?

What is their education and how would it help them serve on the City Council, please elaborate?

What are their professional certifications and licenses and how would they help them serve on the City Council, please elaborate?

What professional associations are they a member of and how would those memberships help them serve on the City Council, please elaborate?

If asked who would provide them with references, please elaborate?

How do they characterize their relationships with the following: a) Wheaton’s mayor, City Council members, City Attorney, City Manager, Assistant City Manager, City Clerk, Chief of Police, Fire Chief, City Planner, City Engineer, etc.; b) Illinois officials including Amy Grant; c) DuPage County officials including Robert Berlin, Fred Bucholz, Daniel Cronin, Pete DiCaianni, Grant Eckhoff, Timothy Elliott, Robert Grogan, Gwen Henry, Richard Jorgensen, Christopher Kachiroubas, Jean Kaczmarek, Robert Larsen, Paula McGowen, James Mendrick, Al Murphy, Sean Noonan, Jeffrey Redick, Darlene Ruscitti, Timothy Whelan, and Jim Zay; d) Milton Township officials including Sal Falbo, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Marty Keller, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehlfelt, David Molitor, John Monino, and Yada Nathwani; e) Wheaton Park District officials including Michael Benard; f) School District 200 officials; g) College of DuPage officials including Annette Corrigan, Christine Fenne, Heidi Holan, and Frank Napolitano, please elaborate?

Do the aforesaid take/return their phone calls, please elaborate?

How do they characterize their relationships with West District Precinct Committeemen including Joseph Caruso, Dave Diersen, Arthur Grant, Ralph Hinkle, Marty Keller, Robert Krzyzewski, Robert Larsen, Robert McNeily, Ronald Menna, Elizabeth Tatro, Mark Thomas, and Herbert Wehling, please elaborate?

Do the aforesaid take/return their phone calls, please elaborate?

Have they ever been elected to or appointed to a government and political office, and if so, please elaborate?

Have they ever been arrested, and if so, please elaborate?

Have they ever pled guilty to crime or been convicted of a crime, and if so, please elaborate?

Do they have any health problems that might impact their service on the City Council, and if so, please elaborate?

Do they have any financial problems that might impact your service on the City Council, and if so, please elaborate?

Approximately, how much time per week do they have available to devote to City Council duties?

Have they ever been a plaintiff or defendant in any litigation, and if so, please elaborate?

Have they ever been delinquent with any type of taxes, and if so, please elaborate?

Would they have any financial or other type of conflict of interest if they served on the City Council, and if so, please elaborate?

Have they ever filed bankruptcy, and if so, please elaborate?

Have they ever been fired, forced to resign, or forced to retire from a job, and if so, please elaborate?

Have they ever done anything that submits them to blackmail, and if so, please elaborate?

What demonstrates that if appointed, they will not be manipulated or dominated, for example, that they are financially secure, please elaborate?

The following are typical city council functions (https://www.nlc.org/city-councils) What experience do they have doing each of the following, please elaborate?

Review and approve the annual budget;
Establish long- and short-term objectives and priorities;
Oversee performance of the local public employees;
Oversee effectiveness of programs;
Establish tax rates;
Enter into legal contracts;
Borrow funds;
Pass ordinances and resolutions;
Modify the city’s charter;
Regulate land use through zoning laws;
Regulate business activity through licensing and regulations;
Regulate public health and safety;
Exercise the power of eminent domain;
Communicate policies and programs to residents;
Respond to constituent needs and complaints; and
Represent the community to other levels of government.

August 14 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The August Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) monthly meeting is this evening at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream. The social hour starts at 6:00 PM and the meeting starts at 7:00 PM. SEE: http://dupagegop.org/calendar-3/ 

I will be signing in as a candidate. I am a candidate to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy. The other six Republican candidates are Edward Ahern, Jeffery Antonelli, Angela Blatner, Nancy Harding, Mark Kmeicik, and Robert McNeily.

Hopefully, all of the aforesaid seven candidates will a) attend meeting, b) announce their candidacies, c) and seek the support of the eighteen Republican Precinct Committeemen who represent Wheaton’s West District. Those eighteen Precinct Committeemen are Joseph Caruso, Dave Diersen, Thomas Elsner, Arthur Grant, Ralph Hinkle, Marty Keller, John Kocinski, Robert Krzyzewski, Michael Hinsdale, Jae Kwon, Robert Larsen, Connor McCarthy, Robert McNeily, Ronald Menna, Elizabeth Tatro, James Ryan, Mark Thomas, and Herbert Wehling.

Hopefully, MTRCC will gather relevant information about the aforesaid seven candidates, provide that information to the aforesaid eighteen Precinct Committeemen, and host a candidate forum. The goal of providing information on the candidates and hosting a candidate forum is to help the aforesaid eighteen Precinct Committeemen recommend to Wheaton’s City Council the best possible candidate to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy.

In my opinion, the following information about all 10 candidates should be disclosed: How long they have lived in Wheaton, how long they have lived in Wheaton’s West District, their work experience, their education, their professional certifications and licenses, their memberships in professional associations, why they want to be appointed to fill the vacancy, what they believe the three most important issues are that Wheaton needs to address in the next 2 years and how those issues those issues should be addressed, their political affiliation and activities, their civic activities, if they would vote for or against banning the sale of pot in Wheaton, what their position is on Wheaton’s Roosevelt Road corridor, if they would vote for or against requiring employers in Wheaton to use E-Verify, and what they have done that demonstrates they can carry out typical city council functions. In my opinion, Republican Precinct Committeemen in Wheaton’s West District should have the above information.

At Wheaton’s City Council meeting on Monday, August 19, 2019, its members will go into executive session to deliberate on the 10 candidates who have applied. Because, in that session, they will be reviewing the documents that the 10 candidates have submitted, Wheaton has denied my FOIA request for those documents.

According to MTRCC’s bylaws (http://www.miltongop.org/about-mtrcc/by-laws), “When a position within Milton Township is declared vacant, the MTRCC shall meet within forty (40) days of the declaration of vacancy to recommend an individual to fill such vacancy. The recommendation shall be decided at a convention of the Organization by a majority vote of the Organization through a written ballot.” It would be great if MTRCC would host a candidate forum for the aforesaid seven Republican candidates.” I urge MTRCC to do the aforesaid concerning Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy.

Many Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders routinely attend MTRCC meetings. I hope that the following will attend MTRCC’s August 14 meeting and a candidate forum if one is held: a) Wheaton’s mayor and City Council members, b) 6th Congressional District candidates Jeanne Ives and Evelyn Sanguinetti; c) DuPage County Recorder candidates Ron Almiron and Babette Holder; d) Illinois officials including Amy Grant; e) DuPage County officials including Robert Berlin, Fred Bucholz, Daniel Cronin, Pete DiCianni, Grant Eckhoff, Timothy Elliott, Robert Grogan, Gwen Henry, Richard Jorgensen, Christopher Kachiroubas, Robert Larsen, Paula McGowen, James Mendrick, Al Murphy, Sean Noonan, Jeffrey Redick, Darlene Ruscitti, Timothy Whelan, and Jim Zay; f) Milton Township officials including Sal Falbo, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Marty Keller, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehlfelt, David Molitor, John Monino, and Yada Nathwani; g) Wheaton Park District officials including Michael Benard; h) School District 200 officials; and i) College of DuPage officials including Annette Corrigan, Christine Fenne, Heidi Holan, and Frank Napolitano.

It will be extremely interesting to see which of the seven candidates are endorsed by which of the aforesaid candidates, elected officials, and party leaders, and especially which candidates Ives and Sanguinetti might endorse because they both have served on Wheaton’s City Council.

Further, I will be asking a) Susan Fitch, Chris Zaruba, and other Wheaton City Council members who attend the meeting to brief the meeting’s attendees on actions being taken to ban the sale of pot in Wheaton and b) Grant Eckhoff, Tim Elliott, Bob Larsen, Jim Zay, and other DuPage County Board members who attend the meeting to brief the meeting’s attendees on actions being taken to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County’s unincorporated areas.

Further, I will be asking the meeting’s attendees to join me, Bob Cherry, Dick Furstenau, B.J. Singer, and Tim Whelan in urging DuPage County, Wheaton, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Lombard, Downers Grove, Naperville, Warrenville, West Chicago, and the rest of the 38 municipalities in DuPage County to ban the sale of pot.

Further, I will be asking the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, its Chairman Marty Keller, MTRCC, and the other eight Republican township party organizations in DuPage County to urge DuPage County and the 38 municipalities in DuPage County to ban the sale of pot. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

WGN TV
— Nancy Pelosi to kick off Governor’s Day at Illinois State Fair – AP
https://wgntv.com/2019/08/14/nancy-pelosi-to-kick-off-governors-day-at-illinois-state-fair/

ABC7
— Chicago hospital shooting: Gun in VA hospital incident came from Indiana gun store heist – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff & Christine Tressel
https://abc7chicago.com/rifle-used-in-chicago-va-hospital-incident-came-from-indiana-gun-store-heist/5465755/

CBS2
— FBI Probes How Alleged Jesse Brown VA Medical Center Gunman Got Rifle On His Hands – Charlie De Mar
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/13/fbi-probes-jesse-brown-va-medical-center-gunman/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrats set to rally at Illinois State Fair with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looking for more House seats to flip – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-state-fair-democrats-day-20190814-a2ewb7zlgvfnhogfhe7bhrgsfy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/opinion/ct-ptb-robinson-column-st-0814-20190813-56zcllrhrbd63cu7u4nhtyhke4-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville’s No. 9 in country for safest cities to raise children, No. 22 for safest college town, new rankings show – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-safest-cities-to-raise-children-st-0814-20190813-hmv7xvfsn5hkrn65jkltidbk24-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: SafeWise’s study on safest cities to raise children, released Tuesday, analyzed the most recent FBI violent and property crime report statistics in order to rank cities with a population of at least 75,000 based on the number of violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft). To level the playing field, violent and property crime rates were calculated per 1,000 people in each city.)

DAILY HERALD
— Hinsdale businessman David Andalcio confirmed for RTA post over Democrats’ objections – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: The vote was taken at yesterday’s DuPage County Board meeting. At that meeting, Dick Furstenau and I urged the board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County’s unincorporated areas. The video is at http://dupage.iqm2.com/Citizens/SplitView.aspx?Mode=Video&MeetingID=8241&Format=Agenda )
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190813/hinsdale-businessman-confirmed-for-rta-post-over-democrats-objections
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Hinsdale businessman has been named DuPage’s representative on the Regional Transit Authority board, despite strong criticism from most Democrats on the county board. County board members voted 10-5 Tuesday to confirm David Andalcio’s appointment. He fills the seat formerly held by Patrick Durante, whose term ended last month.)
— Today’s racial discrimination – Walter E. Williams (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following demographics that you have, the more that Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs discourage you from seeking any kind of government or political office: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190814/how-important-is-todays-racial-discrimination
— The state’s test of government consolidation in McHenry County could be just the start – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190814/editorial-the-states-test-of-government-consolidation-in-mchenry-county-could-be-just-the-start
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Wauconda officials open to local marijuana dispensaries – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190814/wauconda-officials-open-to-local-marijuana-dispensaries

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Township Consolidation Law may be first of many government reduction efforts – REBECCA ANZEL
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/township-consolidation/article_1f99cc59-36d4-5517-a59e-933b794dd1d6.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump official: Statue of Liberty poem is about Europeans – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-official-statue-of-liberty-poem-refers-to-europeans-08-14-2019

KHQA
— Adams County considers opting in to recreational marijuana program – Lynsey Whitaker
https://khqa.com/news/local/adams-co-board-talks-revenue-options-for-local-recreational-marijuana-dispensaries

TIMES
— Ottawa, Streator councils will soon decide on recreational marijuana sales Ottawa supportive, Streator undecided – Michael Urbanec and Brent Bader
https://www.mywebtimes.com/2019/08/13/ottawa-streator-councils-will-soon-decide-on-recreational-marijuana-sales/a6e1fuy/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Social Justice: What Does It Really Mean? – Oliver Perry
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/social-justice-what-does-it-really-mean/

BREITBART
— Eight-in-Ten Democrats Want Easier Migration and Asylum Rules – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/13/four-in-five-democrats-want-easier-migration-and-asylum-rules/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Cuccinelli: No Public Charge Immigrants
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/30810

CNS NEWS
— Brent Bozell: Mass Murder? Blame ‘Conservative Media Stars’ – L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/l-brent-bozell-iii/mass-murder-blame-conservative-media-stars

DAILY CALLER
— Ocasio-Cortez’s Known Donors From Her Own District Are Nearly Non-Existent, FEC Records Show – ANDREW KERR
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/13/ocasio-cortez-district-fec/

FEDERALIST
— If You’re Not Grateful To The United States, Why Are You Here? Rather than ridicule America’s past, as if the travesties of U.S. history nullify its soaring glories, immigrants and longtime Americans should be grateful for America and its political and cultural traditions. – Casey Chalk (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats highlight immigrants who 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, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/14/youre-not-grateful-united-states/
— Does The Statue Of Liberty Poem Invalidate U.S. Borders Or Require Giving Welfare To Non-Citizens? – Susanna Hoffman
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/13/statue-liberty-poem-invalidate-u-s-borders-require-giving-welfare-non-citizens/

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— WHEN LUXURIES BECOME A HUMAN RIGHT Reflections on Netflix and organic pears. – Daniel Greenfield
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/274560/when-luxuries-become-human-right-daniel-greenfield

TOWNHALL
— Open Borders Inc.: Who’s Funding the Wicked War on ICE? – Michelle Malkin
https://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2019/08/14/open-borders-inc-whos-funding-the-wicked-war-on-ice-n2551644

NEW YORK TIMES
— Screen All Adult Patients for Drug Abuse, National Panel Urges With 1 in 10 Americans saying they misuse drugs, doctors should ask everyone about both illegal and prescription use, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said. – Jan Hoffman (DIERSEN: I have never used pot or any other illegal drug. All candidates for any kind of office should disclose if they have used pot or any other illegal drug. Use of illegal drugs demonstrates disrespect for the rule of law.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/13/health/drug-screening-adults-teens.html

USA TODAY
— Banning ‘assault rifles’ and large-capacity magazines won’t stop mass shooters – Robert Farago
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/08/13/dont-ban-assault-rifles-large-capacity-magazines-editorials-debates/2003076001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The ‘Public-Charge’ Ploy A new rule looks like another effort to limit legal immigration. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-public-charge-ploy-11565738249
— FRONT PAGE: Résumés Are Starting to Look Like Instagram—and Sometimes Even Tinder Employers see surge in Gen Z CVs containing photos and illustrations; ‘there’s a freaking bitmoji’ – Chip Cutter (DIERSEN: I urge all 10 candidates seeking to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy to post their resumes. Mine is posted at https://gopillinois.com/documents/.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/resumes-are-starting-to-look-like-instagramand-sometimes-even-tinder-11565707364

August 12 Morning Edition

CYBER CIVICS
— Responsibilities of U.S. Citizens (DIERSEN: In my opinion, each and every voter in Wheaton, and especially, each and every voter in Wheaton’s West District and each and every Precinct Committeeman in the district should a) learn everything that they can about the 10 candidates who are seeking to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy, b) analyze that information, c) decide who they believe the best candidate would be and why, and d) communicate that to Wheaton’s City Council by email at [email protected]
http://www.civics.ks.gov/kansas/citizenship/responsibilities-of-citizens.html
(FROM THE POSTING: Staying informed. Citizens have the responsibility to stay informed of the issues affecting their communities, as well as national and international issues, and to be active in the civic processes. This includes being well informed about the issues and candidates before voting in an election, getting involved in a political campaign or running for public office, or using their right to address the government through activism.)

DAILY HERALD
— AUGUST 9, 2019 FLASHBACK: 10 want West District seat on Wheaton City Council – Katlyn Smith (DIERSEN: The Daily Herald has published some information about 5 of the candidates (David Diersen, Robert McNeily, Lynn Robbins, Mark Kmiecik, and Khizar Jafri), but what about the other 5: Nancy Harding, Edward Ahern, Jeffrey Antonelli, Angela Blatner, and Krista Selvey? In my opinion, the Daily Herald should obtain and publish at least the following information about all 10 candidates: How long they have lived in Wheaton, how long they have lived in Wheaton’s West District, their work experience, their education, their professional certifications and licenses, their memberships in professional associations, why they want to be appointed to fill the vacancy, what they believe the three most important issues are that Wheaton needs to address in the next 2 years and how those issues those issues should be addressed, their political affiliation and activities, their civic activities, if they would vote for or against banning the sale of pot in Wheaton, what their position is on Wheaton’s Roosevelt Road corridor, if they would vote for or against requiring employers in Wheaton to use E-Verify, and what they have done that demonstrates they can carry out typical city council functions.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190809/10-want-west-district-seat-on-wheaton-city-council
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Diersen is the founder of the daily newsletter Gopillinois.com. McNeily lost his bid for the West District seat in 2016 against incumbent Todd Scalzo. According to his LinkedIn page, he is the Midwest regional manager of Turning Point USA, a conservative group founded by Wheeling High School alum Charlie Kirk for college and high school students. Robbins, a former Illinois Park and Recreation Association board member, also ran unsuccessfully against Scalzo for the West District seat in 2016. Kmiecik finished third in another three-way race for the seat in 2009. Jafri, a finance and accounting consultant, lost to Tim Elliott for a District 4 spot on the DuPage County Board in 2016. The Democrat was seeking his first elected office at the time.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE: Does the Chicago area need another airport? Plans for a Peotone airport are back, this time with an e-commerce spin. – Mary Wisniewski
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/transportation/ct-biz-peotone-airport-proposal-cargo-shipping-amazon-getting-around-20190812-nrhtcaku7rgvbmhkhtbtxyfz6u-story.html

WTTW
— Supporters Of Greater Gun Restrictions Rally In Chicago – ANDY DAHN
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/supporters-greater-gun-restrictions-rally-chicago

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— El Paso joins Morton in banning recreational-pot businesses – Nick Vlahos
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190812/nick-in-am-el-paso-joins-morton-in-banning-recreational-pot-businesses

QUAD CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Karl Hickerson of Davenport promotes hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://qctimes.com/opinion/letters/letter-blood-on-his-hands/article_de792b57-406d-5bcc-9703-6502ec296cdb.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— O’Rourke says he supports national gun licensing program – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/orourke-says-he-supports-national-gun-licensing-program-08-11-2019

WJOL
— Workplace Discrimination Protections Now Law in Illinois (DIERSEN: From what I see, constructively, employers can discriminate against employees because they are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or if their ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wjol.com/workplace-discrimination-protections-now-law-in-illinois/

WIRE POINTS
— Illinois’ shrinking tax base: Residents are leaving and taking their incomes with them – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-shrinking-tax-base-residents-are-leaving-and-taking-their-incomes-with-them-part-1/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Bernie Sanders staffers manhandle press at Iowa State Fair – Joseph Simonson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican have treated me since 2000.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/bernie-sanders-staffers-manhandle-press-at-iowa-state-fair

GOPUSA
— Internet is silencing Conservative voices (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who want silence me.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=74152
— Elizabeth Warren will tax gun makers at 30% on firearms, 50% on ammunition (DIERSEN: This would make it harder for poor people to defend themselves.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=74182

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Link between Today’s Leftists and Yesterday’s Nazis – Alexander Nussbaum
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/the_link_between_todays_leftists_and_yesterdays_nazis.html
— Where only wealthy liberals can exercise free speech – Ethel C. Fenig
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/where_only_wealthy_liberals_can_exercise_free_speech.html

BREITBART
— Illinois Governor Mandates LGBT History Curriculum for Public Schools – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/08/11/illinois-governor-mandates-lgbt-history-curriculum-for-public-schools/
— Illegal Alien Accused of Killing Mollie Tibbetts Claims ‘Constitutional Rights’ Violated – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/11/illegal-alien-accused-murdering-claims-constitutional-rights-violated/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says ‘White Supremacists Think That Donald Trump Is a White Supremacist’
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/08/11/dem-rep-tim-ryan-white-supremacists-think-that-donald-trump-is-a-white-supremacist/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s 2020 Strategy Is Attracting ‘Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists’
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/08/11/mcauliffe-trumps-2020-strategy-is-attracting-neo-nazis-and-white-supremacists/

DAILY CALLER
— The Epstein ‘Suicide’ Conspiracies Are Flying – DEREK HUNTER
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/12/epstein-suicide-conspiracies/

COLLEGE FIX
— Student defends wearing MAGA hat after professor cries ‘white supremacy’ – JENNIFER KABBANY 
https://www.thecollegefix.com/student-defends-wearing-maga-hat-after-professor-cries-white-supremacy/

THE HILL
— Trump administration releases new ‘public charge’ rule making it easier to reject immigrants – CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/457077-trump-administration-releases-final-public-charge-rule?userid=3526

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump. 
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/12/democrats-guns-white-supremacy-1458135

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump is losing ground in America’s suburbs.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/trump-losing-ground-america-s-suburbs-n1041296

CNN
— Trump admin announces rule that could limit legal immigration – Priscilla Alvarez, Geneva Sands and Tami Luhby
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/12/politics/legal-immigration-public-charge/index.html

CNBC
— This Social Security rule cuts public workers’ benefits. Politicians want to change that – Lorie Konish (DIERSEN: My Social Security is dramatically reduced because I get a Civil Service Retirement System pension.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/05/new-bill-would-change-social-security-rule-on-public-workers-benefits.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Rule Targets Legal Immigrants Who Rely on Food Stamps and Other Aid – Eileen Sullivan and Michael D. Shear
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/us/politics/trump-immigration-policy.html
— Banning Assault Weapons Works That’s why, as president, I will push to ban them again. – Joe Biden
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/11/opinion/joe-biden-ban-assault-weapons.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump administration to penalize immigrants who use or might use public benefits, a move aimed at curbing legal immigration
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2019/08/12/trump-administration-to-penalize-immigrants-who-use-or-might-use-public-benefits-a-move-aimed-at-curbing-legal-immigration/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote those who hate Trump.
https://beta.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/08/11/who-is-race-imboden-fencing-medalist-who-protested-over-trump-gun-control/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Republicans for the problems that millennials have.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/08/12/conservative-pundits-owe-an-apology-millennials-actually-they-owe-many-apologies/

NEW YORK POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump supporters.
https://nypost.com/2019/08/11/democrats-have-demonized-every-trump-voter-as-a-deplorable/
— Memo to Biden: Being white doesn’t make you rich – Seth Barron (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to give preference to minorities. If I had been a minority, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old.)
https://nypost.com/2019/08/11/memo-to-biden-being-white-doesnt-make-you-rich/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— San Diego’s city attorney is taking away hundreds of guns from those who shouldn’t have them – GEORGE SKELTON
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-11/skelton-gun-control-california-san-diego-city-attorney

BOSTON GLOBE
— Should Massachusetts cities and towns be allowed to extend the right to vote in local elections to legal non-citizens? – Gladys Vega
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/globelocal/2019/08/09/should-massachusetts-cities-and-towns-allowed-extend-right-vote-local-elections-legal-non-citizens/AzcsMcsEVPtxhMo14mafLJ/story.html

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
http://www.startribune.com/the-brand-label-that-stokes-trump-s-fury-racist/536014472/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— In Boise and Grand Rapids, the Housing Market Looks Red Hot Many Midwestern markets have heated up so quickly they are now experiencing shortages of inventory and rising prices – Laura Kusisto and Likhitha Butchireddygari (DIERSEN: How is the housing market doing in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your township/ward, and in your county? What attracts buyers and what drives them away?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-boise-and-grand-rapids-the-housing-market-looks-red-hot-11565521202
— The Federal Minimum Wage Doesn’t Really Matter Anymore Only a tiny share of civilian workers are paid at that rate – Eric Morath
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-federal-minimum-wage-doesnt-really-matter-anymore-11565515801

CALIFORNIA GLOBE
— Legalizing Marijuana Has Created a Black Market Plaguing Riverside County Transnational crime organizations growing pot counties, and in residential neighborhoods – Michelle Mears
https://californiaglobe.com/section-2/legalizing-marijuana-has-created-a-black-market-plaguing-a-california-community/

FOX SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
— Cape Coral City Council to vote on rezoning Four Corners lots – Anna Kohls
https://www.fox4now.com/news/local-news/cape-coral-city-council-to-vote-on-rezoning-four-corners-lots

LONG BEACH POST
— When it comes to elections, how important are endorsements from the political establishment? – Jason Ruiz
https://lbpost.com/news/politics/elections-endorsements-political-establishment

TOLEDO BLADE
— Candidates for Toledo Council District 3 explain qualifications
https://www.toledoblade.com/opinion/columnists/2019/08/12/toledo-city-council-distrcit-3-candidates-robert-worthington-glen-cook-theresa-gadus/stories/20190811045

RICHMOND
— Employers need to tighten up on their hiring process to avoid discrimination – KAREN MICHAEL (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.richmond.com/business/learning-center/labor-law-employers-need-to-tighten-up-on-their-hiring/article_9c132257-230a-5802-9dc2-d8e7740b783d.html

AIKEN STANDARD
— Candidate Forum: Residents hear from Aiken City Council candidates – Cindy Kubovic
https://www.aikenstandard.com/sundays_best/candidate-forum-residents-hear-from-aiken-city-council-candidates/article_944ae3a8-b9e5-11e9-ad97-b31a6335ebc6.html

PARK RECORD
— Park City voters days away from eliminating a City Council candidate – Jay Hamburger
https://www.parkrecord.com/news/park-city-voters-days-away-from-eliminating-a-city-council-candidate/

LITTLETON INDEPENDENT
— Next Gen committee chair announces council run Iftin Abshir, 28, says she wants to keep Colorado from becoming California – David Gilbert
https://littletonindependent.net/stories/next-gen-committee-chair-announces-council-run,284795

ESTHERVILLE NEWS
— Heckard wins runoff for Ward 1 seat – David Swartz
http://www.esthervilledailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/534926/Heckard-wins-runoff-for-Ward-1-seat.html?nav=5003

PBS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump and against his supporters.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/mass-shootings-have-latinos-worried-about-being-targets

HISCOX
— Hiscox Study Finds 1 in 5 US Workers Age 40 and Over Have Experienced Age Discrimination in the Workplace 51 years old is the age at which workers believe they are most likely to experience age discrimination in the workplace
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hiscox-study-finds-1-in-5-us-workers-age-40-and-over-have-experienced-age-discrimination-in-the-workplace-300899558.html