August 13 Evening Edition

NBC5
— United Tells Pilots No Alcohol for 12 Hours Before Flights Reps for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines said their policies follow the FAA’s current standard of no drinking within eight hours of duty. – David Koenig
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/United-Pilots-Drinking-Alcohol-Rules-12-Hours-540554161.html
— Chicago Casino Sites ‘Not Feasible’ Due to ‘Onerous Tax and Fee Structure,’ Study Shows Casino gambling in Chicago was authorized this year by the General Assembly
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/chicago-casino-study-location-tax-539801311.html

ABC7
— Chicago casino feasibility study finds ‘onerous’ tax structure would impede profits – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/chicago-casino-profits-hampered-by-onerous-tax-structure-study-finds/5464899/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana stores on the Mag Mile? Cannabis companies eye Michigan Avenue, possibly redefining ‘high street’ retail – ALLY MAROTTI and RYAN ORI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-marijuana-dispensary-michigan-avenue-20190813-t7hf732rs5heza265pu542vzmi-story.html
— Park Ridge officials look to ban recreational marijuana sales — for now – JENNIFER JOHNSON (DIERSEN: Today, Dick Furstenau and I urged the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County unincorporated areas.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/ct-prh-no-cannabis-sales-tl-0815-20190813-nuznng4ryvfnlcv6hcgreq5x4m-story.html
— Proposed Chicago casino unattractive to investors because of ‘onerous’ taxes; South and West side sites wouldn’t draw tourists, says a state-hired consultant – DAN PETRELLA, RYAN ORI, JOHN BYRNE and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-new-chicago-casino-feasibility-report-20190813-pworka5rzffhdme7yscb4e6n6a-story.html
— Rescuing a Chicago casino from Springfield’s greedy tax grab – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-casino-chicago-taxes-consultant-20190813-ilpk2yhm6bf6hpjjtjytjg4mjm-story.html
— What role does ‘toxic masculinity’ play in mass shootings? – Clarence Page
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-mass-shooters-dayton-el-paso-toxic-masculinity-page-20190813-cin4sh2iszb7xl5a7hcbvq3i6a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Middle school students must now learn civics, whatever that means Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation requiring a semester of civics. The goal is to teach kids how to be good citizens. But what about their folks? – Phil Kadner (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, “civics” is a) advancing the Democrat Party platform and b) getting rid of Republicans.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/8/13/20803883/chicago-public-schools-civics-gov-pritzker-civics-legislation-american-history

DAILY HERALD
— Arlington Heights leaders meeting tonight to discuss allowing pot sales (DIERSEN: Today, Dick Furstenau and I urged the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County unincorporated areas.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190813/arlington-heights-leaders-meeting-tonight-to-discuss-allowing-pot-sales
— OUTSTANDING: Palatine village council still says no to video gambling in town – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190813/palatine-village-council-still-says-no-to-video-gambling-in-town
— College of DuPage strives to meet new workplace demands – Brian Caputo
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190813/college-of-dupage-strives-to-meet-new-workplace-demands-

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Urbana taking public comment Monday on allowing sale of recreational pot – Debra Pressey (DIERSEN: Today, Dick Furstenau and I urged the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County unincorporated areas.)
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/urbana-taking-public-comment-monday-on-allowing-sale-of-recreational/article_b235c388-d2d1-58e3-8c1c-2e9f51e146a3.html

DAILY CHRONICLE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DeKalb council shows support for pot shops – KELSEY RETTKE (DIERSEN: Today, Dick Furstenau and I urged the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County unincorporated areas.)
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/08/13/dekalb-council-shows-support-for-pot-shops/ah5kl39/

HERALD REVIEW
— GOP official Anthony Sarros says Trump banner, flag taken from Illinois State Fair tent – Bernard Schoenburg 
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/gop-official-says-trump-banner-flag-taken-from-illinois-state/article_d1bf5014-5987-55c3-be99-4070d5f799c2.html

ST. LOUIS TODAY
— Administration sweeps up undocumented workers while employers escape sanction – Editorial
https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-administration-sweeps-up-undocumented-workers-while-employers-escape-sanction/article_90ac74d5-fdef-5503-b667-49644ada3d2a.html

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— Galesburg to talk cannabis businesses next week – Robert Connelly (DIERSEN: Today, Dick Furstenau and I urged the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County unincorporated areas.)
https://www.galesburg.com/news/20190813/galesburg-to-talk-cannabis-businesses-next-week

LISLE PATCH
— Lisle To Weigh Pros, Cons Of Recreational Cannabis Dispensaries Villagers will talk about whether to allow recreational cannabis dispensaries in Lisle. – Lisa Marie Farver (DIERSEN: Today, Dick Furstenau and I urged the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County unincorporated areas.)
https://patch.com/illinois/lisle/lisle-weigh-pros-cons-recreational-cannabis-dispensaries

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Analysis: Residents receiving food stamps down 4.1% from last year
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512963348-analysis-residents-receiving-food-stamps-down-4-1-from-last-year

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because they vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor. What percent of immigrants need public assistance?
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/advocates-oppose-rule-penalizes-immigrants-needing-benefits#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois governor says chairmanship shift for indicted state senator ‘appropriate first step’ – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-governor-says-chairmanship-shift-for-indicted-state-senator-appropriate/article_62168c28-bded-11e9-85ba-87fbf9f38d85.html

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Thomas More Society seeking clients to fight Illinois’ “exceptionally evil” abortion rights law – W.J. Kennedy |
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/513029559-thomas-more-society-seeking-clients-to-fight-illinois-exceptionally-evil-abortion-rights-law

DUPAGE COUNTY
— VIDEO: Du Page County Board Regular Meeting 8/13/2019 10:00 AM (DIERSEN: Today, at this meeting, Dick Furstenau and I urged the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County unincorporated areas.)
http://dupage.iqm2.com/Citizens/SplitView.aspx?Mode=Video&MeetingID=8241&Format=Agenda

CITY OF WHEATON
— VIDEO: Planning Session 8-12-19 (DIERSEN: 120+ attended this Wheaton City Council Roosevelt Road Corridor planning session Monday evening August 12, 2019. The 38 attendees who spoke included Jeffery Antonelli who is seeking to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy. Several speakers called for stopping any action toward rezoning until the vacancy is filled. 12 of the 38 who spoke were voters in my precinct.) 
https://vimeo.com/353500063

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Two Female Pro-Life Elected Officials (Ives & Sanguinetti) Running Against Each Other for Congress
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/13/two-female-pro-life-elected-officials-running-against-each-other-for-congress/

REPUBLICAN NEWS WATCH
— Ignore the Illinois Swamp Mr. President and commute Blagojevich’s sentence – DOUG E. IBENDAHL
http://republicannewswatch.com/wp/?p=14774

CAPITOL FAX
— Rodney Davis to host second public forum with an Eastern Bloc member
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/13/rodney-davis-to-host-second-public-forum-with-an-eastern-bloc-member/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they want to abolish the Second Amendment.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/13/just-one-more-reason-why-we-need-better-security-at-gun-shops/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats tagging Trump as white supremacist a losing strategy – Joseph Curl
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/13/democrats-tagging-trump-as-white-supremacist-a-los/
— House Dems warn foreign governments to ‘cease and desist’ business with Trump properties – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout a) that I should cease and desist from sending GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails out and b) that everyone should cease and desist from sending them.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/13/house-dems-warn-foreign-governments-cease-and-desi/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The digital lynching of gay GOP ex-congressman Aaron Schock – Brad Polumbo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-digital-lynching-of-gay-gop-ex-congressman-aaron-schock

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Left creates a hullabaloo over denying green cards to migrants who are public charges – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/the_left_creates_a_hullaballoo_over_denying_green_cards_to_migrants_who_are_public_charges.html

BREITBART
— Promises Kept: Donald Trump Rule Prevents Immigrants from Abusing Welfare – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/12/promises-kept-donald-trump-rule-prevents-immigrants-from-abusing-welfare/
— Leftists Threaten Before Shooting at ICE Facility: ‘We Know Where All Your Children Live’ – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/13/exclusive-watch-leftists-threaten-before-shooting-at-ice-facility-we-know-where-all-your-children-live/

DAILY CALLER
— After ICE Raids, US Citizens Flock To Jobs – KYLE HOOTEN (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://dailycaller.com/2019/08/13/ice-raids-jobs/

GOPUSA
— Hopeful prospective workers flood job fair after illegal aliens removed by ICE raid (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.)
http://www.gopusa.com/hopeful-prospective-workers-flood-job-fair-after-illegal-aliens-removed-by-ice-raid/

TOWNHALL
— Why Are College-educated Whites More Likely to Say Trump is Racist Than Non-college Educated Ones? – Lauren Cooley
https://townhall.com/columnists/laurencooley/2019/08/13/why-are-collegeeducated-whites-more-likely-to-say-trump-is-racist-than-noncollege-educated-ones-n2551591
— Meanwhile, This Is What LGBTQ Organizations Are Doing to Society – Dennis Prager
https://townhall.com/columnists/dennisprager/2019/08/13/meanwhile-this-is-what-lgbtq-organizations-are-doing-to-society-n2551561

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Overreach of LGBTQ Organizations – DENNIS PRAGER
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/08/the-overreach-of-lgbtq-organizations/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Lou Dobbs Warns Trump: Your Base “Is Expecting A Wall” By November 2020 – Tim Hains 
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/08/13/lou_dobbs_warns_trump_your_base_is_expecting_a_wall.html

THE HILL
— Democrats turn tragedy into politics – MADISON GESIOTTO
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/457145-democrats-turn-tragedy-into-politics
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: O’Rourke promotes hatred against Trump.
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/457276-orourke-pens-cnn-op-ed-on-el-paso-shooting-in-todays-america-it-was-only-a

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: O’Rourke promotes hatred against Fox News.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/beto-o-rourke-fox-news_n_5d530f62e4b05fa9df05f27a

CNN
— Labor union sues over banning talk of ‘resistance’ or impeachment by federal employees
https://m.cnn.com/en/article/h_9178ebda3310967565771ebcad9c2b6a

ABC NEWS
— Federal workers sue for the right to criticize political candidates – ANNE FLAHERTY
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/federal-workers-sue-criticize-political-candidates/story?id=64950300

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because they vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor. What percent of immigrants “need public assistance?”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/13/trump-just-did-what-republicans-congress-wouldnt-agree/
— Citizens line up for Mississippi jobs but fear the impact of ICE raids – Jonnelle Marte (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.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/08/13/citizens-line-up-mississippi-jobs-fear-ice-raids-impact-immigrants/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgustingly, outrageously, and tragically, the Republican Party lets people hold leadership position who reject much, most, if not virtually all of the Republican Party platform. The aforesaid, their operatives, and their dupes in the Illinois Republican Party, in the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee work extremely hard against me. 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2019/08/13/daily-202-new-polls-identify-fault-lines-inside-the-gop-over-trump-s-immigration-agenda-and-treatment-of-asylum-seekers/5d52373988e0fa79e5481f55/

BOSTON GLOBE
— Officials: Don’t get high on a boat – Dan Adams
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/marijuana/2019/07/29/officials-don-get-high-and-boat/sJVDNmEe0B6ctpV7KLuq4J/story.html

USA TODAY
— Job fair after ICE raids: Here’s who showed up for Koch Foods plant jobs – Justin Vicory (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.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/08/12/ms-ice-raids-koch-foods-job-fair-forest-who-how-many-applied/1990473001/

AMERICA JESUIT REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs get church leaders to deplore ‘public charge’ rule change to legal immigration.
https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2019/08/13/church-leaders-deplore-public-charge-rule-change-legal-immigration
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs get church leaders to “commit to helping asylum seekers at the southern border.”
https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2019/08/13/knights-columbus-commit-helping-asylum-seekers-southern-border

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump’s Base of Support Is Receptive to His Hard Line on Immigration Among Republicans and Republican-leaning Americans, support for a path to legal status has dropped, Pew poll finds – Jesse Naranjo
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-base-of-support-is-receptive-to-his-hard-line-on-immigration-11565701632

MEDIA POST
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Boomers Return To The High Times – George Simpson (DIERSEN: How are you different from others? I have never used pot and I never will use pot.)
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/339082/boomers-return-to-the-high-times.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Measured edibles will reintroduce THC to the sex, drugs and rock-and-roll generation — who, by and large, gave up smoking dope as they had kids and moved up the career ladder. I am already surrounded by seniors who get high when they go to concerts, movies or even just watch the sunset. I know younger folks who microdose in preparation for everything from writing a PowerPoint to boarding a plane. I am fully cognizant of the argument that you should only get high on life and that using THC is an escapist crutch to avoid reality. But as edibles (and soon drinkables) spread across the nation, it will be a huge improvement over those who abuse alcohol and become unbearably boorish. I can’t wait to be one toke over the line, sweet Jesus (again).)

VERGE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DRINK UP, STONERS Big Alcohol is pouring billions into the drinkable marijuana market. But is that how anybody wants to get high? – Amanda Chicago Lewis (DIERSEN: How are you different from others? I have never used pot and I never will use pot.)
https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/30/18639829/weed-beer-drinkable-marijuana-cannabis-drinks-alcohol

INQUISITR
— Donald Trump Banners, Yard Signs, Other Paraphernalia Stolen From Republican Booth At Illinois State Fair – Aaron Homer
https://www.inquisitr.com/5580037/donald-trump-banners-yard-signs-other-paraphernalia-stolen-from-republican-booth-at-illinois-state-fair/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Union Sues to Give Federal Employees the Right to Talk ‘Impeachment’ and ‘Resistance’ The American Federation of Government Employees argues the Office of Special Counsel violated the First Amendment with guidance on using those terms. – COURTNEY BUBLÉ
https://www.govexec.com/oversight/2019/08/union-sues-give-federal-employees-right-talk-impeachment-and-resistance/159151/

GAO
— GAO’s Professional Development Program – Watchdogs in Training (DIERSEN: Were you an intern? GAO audits IRS. When I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinated did not want me to transfer, but failing that, they wanted me to transfer as a GS-4 Step 1 (currently $33,591/year) intern, that is, to suffer a $60,001/year (64%) pay cut in today’s dollars. They painted what GAO Analysts do as being a unique “trade or occupation.” They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, or veteran. They viciously demonized, denigrated, and condemned the fact a) that I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592/year, b) that much of what IRS Revenue Officers do is similar to what GAO Analysts do, c) that I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, d) that I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and e) that I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul. They were furious that I transferred with me almost 12 years of federal seniority, 30 days of unused vacation days, and 130 unused sick days.)
https://blog.gao.gov/2019/08/13/gaos-professional-development-program-watchdogs-in-training/

MEXICO NEWS DAILY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against America.
https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/growing-hostility-against-mexicans-in-us/

July 23 Morning Edition

WSPY NEWS
— Plano Resident Asks for Ban on Recreational Marijuana Sales – Mark Harrington (DIERSEN: When will the newspapers report that I asked the Wheaton City Council at its two most recent meetings to ban the sale of pot in Wheaton? When will the newspapers report that I asked the DuPage County Board at its most recent meeting to ban the sale of pot in unincorporated DuPage County?)
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/plano-resident-asks-for-ban-on-recreational-marijuana-sales-state/article_592d952e-ad45-11e9-bd8b-171197124d1a.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sally Dreishmire asked for a ban in the city on the sale and use of recreational marijuana, now approved by Illinois law. She urged aldermen to study what she feels are problems in Colorado and Seattle. Plano Mayor Bob Hausler reassured her about the council’s direction to discuss sales.)

WSIL TV
— Local leaders have the choice to not have dispensaries (pot shops) in their county – Fahima Paghmani
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/40821544/local-leaders-have-the-choice-to-not-have-dispensaries-in-their-county

LASALLE NEWS TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: First stepping stones laid out for sale of recreational cannabis in Peru – Jordan Havlik
http://www.newstrib.com/news/first-stepping-stones-laid-out-for-sale-of-recreational-cannabis/article_afb8eaa2-ad44-11e9-baa7-7b67a9e16c24.html

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois Republicans and Democrats angry over internet memes posted by parties – Mike Flannery
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/illinois-republicans-and-democrats-angry-over-internet-memes-posted-by-parties
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Internet memes that’ve been posted by both parties on different partisan websites highlight something that I think most people in this state understand. Both political parties are run by a bunch of knuckleheads,” said Dan Proft, talk show host of AM-560 The Answer.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Kankakee County Democrats post meme comparing Republican President Donald Trump’s red #MAGA hats to KKK hoods – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kankakee-county-democrats-post-meme-comparing-red-maga-hats-kkk-20190723-i4z4rb3uajap7lqyrgzspd7pxa-story.html
— Bannockburn, Riverwoods start to tackle possibility of recreational marijuana – STEVE SADIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/deerfield/ct-dfr-riverwoods-bannockburn-marijuana-tl-0725-20190722-ajhqe5vmo5h2bbrgcg3p7oygha-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Is $15 an hour adequate to get by? – LOLLY BOWEAN (DIERSEN: If jobs that require little or no education should pay $15 or more an hour, should jobs that require a) a high school diploma pay $20 or more an hour, b) an associate degree pay $25 or more an hour, c) a bachelor’s degree pay $30 or more an hour, d) a master’s degree pay $35 or more an hour, and e) a professional certification or license pay $40 or more an hour? What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-minimum-wage-increase-sparks-conversation-20190723-mm6bttc3rngwplbduhvi4rh7km-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Kankakee Democrats compare KKK hoods to ‘MAGA’ hats in Facebook post The post was deleted the same day that a state GOP group shared a bogus movie poster on its Facebook page that depicted four Democratic congresswomen of color as “The Jihad Squad.” – Sam Charles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/7/22/20706502/kankakee-democrats-compare-kkk-hoods-trump-maga-hats-facebook-post
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Lightfoot sought to move Customs and Border Protection convention out of Chicago Immigrant rights groups and the mayor have been unsuccessful in getting the conference, which starts Tuesday at the Marriott, canceled or moved out of the city. – Carlos Ballesteros
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/22/20706083/chicago-immigration-marriott-hotels-border-patrol-convention-ice-lightfoot

NORTHWEST HERALD
— GOP lawmakers representing McHenry County react to “Jihad Squad” post – DREW ZIMMERMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/07/22/gop-lawmakers-representing-mchenry-county-react-to-jihad-squad-post/ai3fww4/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Gun dealer: New Illinois law will ‘put a hammer’ on us – Steven Spearie
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190722/gun-dealer-new-illinois-law-will-put-hammer-on-us

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Popular opinion and its perils – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorial-popular-opinion-and-its-perils/article_d82f91a2-bc5b-56b1-82e1-d925de74e30a.html

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Democrat to challenge Shimkus but admits he doesn’t have ‘a chance in hell of winning’ – JOSEPH BUSTOS (DIERSEN: What are the reasons why you might not have a chance in hell of winning, that is, how bad are your demographics? My demographics are terrible: Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, draft avoider, 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, union member for almost 12 years, federal employee for almost 30 years, federal retiree for more than 21 years, childless, pet-less, obese (BMI 31), American-nameplate car owner, and even worse things.) 
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article232976072.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Ives Announces Congressional Bid – Cole Lauterbach
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=287878#.XTcUTehKiM8
— Legislation Going Through Rules Process – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=287891#.XTcTDuhKiM8

KMOX
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘Missouri’s Largest Cannabis Expo’ is happening this week … in Illinois It’s not for smokers or on-site sellers of marijuana, either. – BRAD CHOAT
https://kmox.radio.com/articles/cannabis-industrial-marketplace-hosts-largest-missouri-weed-expo-illinois

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Calls to leaders of the Illinois Republican County Chairmen’s Association, which posted the racially tinged image, went unanswered. But a source close to the RCCA said the organization’s social media volunteer came across the “Jihad Squad” artwork on a pro-Trump Facebook page, thought it was funny, and posted it without approval. (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who do not want me to serve as the webmaster for the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, or the Illinois Republican Party. I should write a book about those who did not want me to serve as the webmaster for the MTRCC, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2019/07/23/lightfoot-torches-gop-post-as-repugnant-frank-talk-on-franken-a-shimkus-challenge-460708

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives plans events to discuss 6th CD candidacy – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512777139-ives-plans-events-to-discuss-6th-cd-candidacy

CAPITOL FAX
— Republicans step up to denounce racist statement from one of their own (DIERSEN: Are you “one of their own?” One could argue that if you are a Republican Precinct Committeeman, you are NOT “one of their own” if you are NOT a) a township/ward/county party officer after 3 years as a committeeman, b) a township/ward/county party chairman after 6 years, c) an Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) Member after 9 years, and d) an IRP SCC officer after 12 years. One could hint/imply/argue/shout that I am NOT “one of their own.” Even though I have been a member of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) since 1999, those who ran/run MTRCC have never asked me to serve as a chairman of a committee or as an officer. MTRCC rudely fired me as its webmaster in 2010 and 2004. When I ran for the open MTRCC Treasurer position in 2004, 69 voted for my opponent who went negative against me and only 13 voted for me. I should write a book about past and present MTRCC leaders, their operatives, and their dupes a) who discourage me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out, b) who discourage MTRCC members and everyone else from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, c) who discourage Republicans from contributing to help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parades and fireworks, d) who blame me for MTRCC’s problems, e) who blame me for their problems, f) who blame me for your problems, g) who blame me for my problems, h) who blame me for everyone’s problems, i) who blame me for all the defeats that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000, j) who reject many if not most of the planks in the Republican Party platform and the Illinois Republican Party platform, and/or k) who talk and/or act like they have been promised by those who I have sued and/or by others a new home, a new car, lots of money, a sweetheart contract, a sweetheart job, favorable legislation, and/or lots more if they get rid of me.) 
https://capitolfax.com/2019/07/22/republicans-step-up-to-denounce-racist-statement-from-one-of-their-own/

JUDICIAL WATCH
— Judicial Watch Files House Ethics Complaint against Rep. Ilhan Omar Over Potential Immigration, Marriage, Tax, and Student Loan Fraud
https://www.judicialwatch.org/document-archive/omar-ethics-complaint-07-22-19/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats decry ‘poison of racism,’ urge NAACP to marshal black vote against Trump – S.A. Miller and Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/22/democrats-urge-naacp-convention-marshal-black-vote/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Beto compares ‘send her back’ Trump rally chant to Nazism – Mike Brest 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/beto-likens-send-her-back-trump-rally-chant-to-nazism

BREITBART
— Chuck Schumer Caught Offering ‘Thumbs Up’ Emotional Support to Illegal Migrants – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Democrats see illegals as being their solders in their war against America.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/22/chuck-schumer-caught-offering-thumbs-up-emotional-support-to-illegal-migrants/
— Tucker Carlson: Dems Repeatedly Say ‘No One Is Above the Law,’ Make Exception for Illegals – Jeff Poor
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/07/22/fncs-tucker-carlson-dems-repeatedly-say-no-one-is-above-the-law-make-exception-for-illegals/
— Barack Obama Wrote the Playbook on Political Division – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/22/pollak-barack-obama-wrote-playbook-on-political-division/

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Hotels Caught In Immigration Debate, Must Decide Whether To House Migrants For ICE – Matt M. Miller
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/07/hotels-caught-in-immigration-debate-must-decide-whether-to-house-migrants-for-ice/
— Crenshaw On Border: Dems ‘Don’t Want Solutions,’ Just To Make Trump Seem ‘Evil’ – Jake Dima
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/07/crenshaw-on-border-dems-dont-want-solutions-just-to-make-trump-seem-evil/

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— After 23 years, the Trump administration is implementing key immigration law – Daniel Horowitz ·
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/23-years-trump-administration-implementing-key-immigration-law/

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats In Panic Mode As Party Reaches The ‘Most Left-Wing Position Possible’ On Immigration – Victor Davis Hanson
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/22/victor-davis-hanson-democrats-left-wing-immigration/

TOWNHALL
— Beto Compares Illegal Aliens In El Paso To Legal Immigrants At Ellis Island – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/07/22/beto-el-paso-could-be-the-ellis-island-of-today-n2550436

HOT AIR
— AOC: “All People Should Be Free” To Enter The US? – ED MORRISSEY (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What do Democrats and RINOs promise citizens of foreign countries to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and/or to seek asylum in America? ANSWER: a) free housing, b) free food, c) free clothing, d) free health care, e) free education, f) free transportation, g) jobs, h) preference for those who minority, i) preference for those who are female, j) preference for those who are younger, k) the right to vote, and l) many more things.)
https://hotair.com/archives/ed-morrissey/2019/07/22/aoc-people-free-enter-us/

THE HILL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Record number of states considered marijuana legalization in 2019 – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/454167-record-number-of-states-considered-marijuana-legalization-in-2019

NEWSMAX
— Jews and Blacks for Trump – Wayne Allyn Root
https://www.newsmax.com/wayneallynroot/jexit-blexit-jews-blacks/2019/07/22/id/925453/

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: These Michigan Voters Show How Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Attack May Help Him – Stephanie Saul and Jeremy W. Peters

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/22/us/politics/trump-michigan-racism-2020.html
— Falling Trust in Government Makes It Harder to Solve Problems, Americans Say – Matt Stevens
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/22/us/politics/pew-trust-distrust-survey.html

WGAL
— Ageism is major roadblock for older job seekers People over 55 are largest pool of workers but have hardest time securing full-time jobs, interviews – Corinne Lillis (DIERSEN: I should write a book about age discrimination.)
https://www.wgal.com/article/ageism-is-major-roadblock-for-older-job-seekers/28380378

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Job One for Democrats: Winning Back Blue-Collar Votes – Gerald F. Seib (DIERSEN: What percent of blue-collar voters want what the Democrat Party promotes: dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and even worse things?) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/job-one-for-democrats-winning-back-blue-collar-votes-11563806244

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Google settles a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit accusing the tech giant of age discrimination against potential applicants – Nick Bastone
https://www.businessinsider.com/google-settles-multi-million-dollar-age-discrimination-lawsuit-2019-7

THE WEEK
— Republicans are becoming more like Democrats. So why are Democrats so upset? – Damon Linker (DIERSEN: Beyond disgustingly, beyond tragically, ever-increasingly, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to be Republican fail/refuse to defend/promote planks in the Republican Party platform, especially its traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race of gender based preference giving) planks.) 
https://theweek.com/articles/854135/republicans-are-becoming-more-like-democrats-why-are