FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES
— FRONT PAGE: Democrats ever-increasingly promote abortion.
— A plan to avoid student loan debt, the old-school way. President Biden’s plan for loan forgiveness has no provision for future graduates. They need a plan to avoid huge debt. As a student, I lived frugally, rode the CTA daily, worked part-time and after getting my master’s degree, I taught, sometimes at three universities each semester. – John Vukmirovich
— Democrats say “Need a plug-in? More businesses adopt EV chargers to attract customers. There are more than 51,000 electric vehicles registered in the Chicago area. But with only 1,300 public charging stations installed across the state — there’s a lot of catching up to do in the charging infrastructure. Businesses are stepping in to fill that gap.” Over-whelming, my critics/opponents, their operatives and their dupes are anti-cars and especially anti-American-nameplate cars and especially anti-performance cars and especially anti-Corvettes. I should write a book about them. I have owned performance cars since 1966, a 1972 Corvette since 1971, and a 2005 Corvette since 2005.)
— Democrats ever-increasingly a) run America and b) blame guns for gun violence instead of blaming those who use guns illegally
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PICTUTE: Democrats say “What it takes to expel legislators in Illinois.”
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Democrats say “Kane County election website failure fuels more integrity doubts.”
— Democrats say “Stiff EPA emission limits to boost U.S. electric vehicle sales.” Over-whelming, my critics/opponents, their operatives and their dupes are anti-cars and especially anti-American-nameplate cars and especially anti-performance cars and especially anti-Corvettes. I should write a book about them. I have owned performance cars since 1966, a 1972 Corvette since 1971, and a 2005 Corvette since 2005.)
— In America, in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton, anti-conservative and conservative-hating Democrat major donors, Democrat companies, and Democrat organizations ever-increasing determine which candidates win non-partisan elections, win primary elections, and win general elections. How successful have Democrats been in promoting hatred against conservatives in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county? I should write a book about Democrat success in promoting hatred against conservatives in my precinct, in Wheaton’s East and West Districts, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, and in DuPage County.
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In response to this outside influence, the Democratic Party of Illinois created more, with the help of $500,000 from Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s campaign committee. In addition to spreading money around such as by paying for advertising, the party created a website that listed candidates it thought should not be elected. The Illinois Education Association, the state’s largest union, also got involved in elections. The union, Pritzker and the Democrats were quickly criticized for trying to shape community boards to their liking.)
— Democrats push pot in Wheeling.
— Democrats say “Northwestern University shelter-in-place lifted after 3 shot, 1 fatally, at Clark Street Beach.”
— Democrats say “Lawmakers consider banning vehicle searches based on cannabis odor, changes to probation. Measures would further decriminalize use of substance after its 2020 legalization.” Democrats ever-increasingly push pot.
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote abortion.
— Democrats say “Trump widens lead over DeSantis to 33 points in new survey.”
— Democrats say “Illinois police investigate nearly 2 dozen school threats Wednesday.” Of course, Democrats use such threats to call for more gun laws.
— Democrats push pot in Matteson.
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Democrats say “DePaul faces $56.6 million deficit, plans cuts.”
BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH & QUAD CITY TIMES
— Pritzker says “Chicago looks like America.” How much does your municipality look like Chicago in terms of poverty and crime? For many decades, ever-increasingly, because of Democrat-caused ever-increasing poverty and crime in Democrat-run Chicago, Democrat Chicagoans have fled Chicago for DuPage County to hypocritically take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there. As Democrats ever-increasingly move into DuPage County, poverty and crime ever-increasingly increase in DuPage County.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Democrats say “Arizona House expels Republican lawmaker in bipartisan vote.”
— How much is the migrant influx costing American taxpayers? – COURTNEY RAU (COMMENT: Democrats want illegals because illegals vote for Democrats. RINOs want illegals because RINOs want cheap labor. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want cheap labor. I should write a book about them. I would focus on RINOs whose parents had lots of money. Because my parents did not have lots of money, to pay for my college expenses and for cars to get to/from work and school, I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1966, washed dishes 1964-1966, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966, delivered mail 1966-1969, etc.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A new study from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) estimates that overall, “illegal immigration” costs American taxpayers at least $151 billion a year for things like education, welfare and medical costs. The report notes that on an individual basis, an American taxpayer is shelling out almost $1,200 per year.)
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote abortion.
— Democrats crow that “800,000 people cleared of cannabis-related convictions following legalization.” My having never used pot was one reason a) why the Post Office hired me in 1966, b) why Firestone Stores hired me in 1970, c) why IRS hired me in 1971, and d) why GAO hired me in 1980. Further, if I had been a pot user, I might very well have not been able to a) get an ACT score of 24 in 1966, b) pass the postal employment examination in 1966, c) get accepted by UIC in 1966, d) graduate in the upper 20% of my high school class in 1966, e) get hired by the Post Office in 1966, f) get accepted by NIU in 1969 and earn a bachelor’s degree in management 1970, g) pass the Federal Service Entrance examination in 1970, h) get hired by Firestone Stores in 1970, i) get hired by IRS in 1971 and promoted in 1972, 1973, and 1974, j) get accepted by Loyola in 1972 and earn an MBA in 1976, k) get accepted by DePaul in 1976 and earn a master’s degree in accounting in 1980, l) get married in 1978, m) pass the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, n) get hired by GAO in 1980, o) pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and p) become a likened CPA in 1981.
— OUTRAGEOUS: Illinois Senate-passed measure would ban car searches over marijuana odor – Glenn Minnis
FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES
— Chicago Public Schools wants help with massive deficits despite billions in federal aid, plummeting enrollment – Mark Glennon and John Klingner
WILLIAM J KELLY
— Chicago is not safe for attendees to the 2024 Democrat National Convention
CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Pritzker’s comments on electing Democrats shows Republicans little chance for cooperation – Andrew Hensel
— Illinois had largest increase in vehicle thefts in 2022 – Andrew Hensel
— Federal judge weighs challenge to Illinois gun ban. Plaintiffs say they are confident an injunction will be issued. – Greg Bishop
— Pritzker says he still wants to implement a graduated income tax – Andrew Hensel (COMMENT: Democrats like Pritzker who can easily afford to pay higher taxes want higher taxes.)
ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— BRANDON JOHNSON PICKETS WITH CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY STRIKERS – Dylan Sharkey
FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES
— One year later: Abbott’s migrant buses succeeded in rewriting the immigration debate. Texas decision to bus migrants forced Biden to rethink border policy. – Stephen Dinan
— Missouri teacher training is racist, anti-American muck – Quin Hillyer
— Bud Light’s transgender pandering was a predictable mistake – Zachary Faria
— Transgenderism turns violence against women into a virtue – David Freddoso
NEW YORK POST
— Australian Bank introduces ‘Gender Affirmation Leave’ to transitioning employees for up to a year – Rebecca Borg
ACCRACY IN MEDIA
— Indiana educators brag about slipping in CRT and DEI instruction ‘under the radar’
— Exposing Biden’s Radical Government-Wide “Equity” Plans – B.C. Brutus (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use the federal government a) to take opportunities and money away from those who have demographics that vote for Republicans (heterosexual, conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, gun-owners, in traditional marriages, homeowners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time) and b) to give those opportunities and that money to those who have demographics that vote for Democrats (LGBTQ, liberal, minority, female, younger, poor, not in traditional marriages, renters, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time).)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Earlier this year, President Joe Biden signed another “racial equity” executive order mandating that every federal agency create a so-called “equity action plan” to “remove barriers for underserved communities.” Despite the benign-sounding language, however, the resulting “action plans” have made clear once again that the left’s “equity” agenda is antithetical to the principle of equality and effectively amounts to state-sponsored discrimination. In short, “promoting equity” is the left’s euphemism for using government or institutional power to manufacture equal outcomes across so-called “underrepresented communities.” Rather than creating equality of opportunity and allowing individuals to achieve success on their own merit, the “equity” doctrine says that everything from jobs to government benefits must be distributed in order to ensure everyone achieves the same outcome. If the concept sounds radical, that’s because it is – so radical, in fact, that even avowed “democratic-socialist” Senator Bernie Sanders voiced tacit opposition to it during an interview with liberal talk show host Bill Maher last month. Nonetheless, the Biden administration has been obsessed with equity since day one. Just hours after taking office, President Biden issued an executive order on “advancing racial equity and support for underserved communities through the federal government.” The order specifically mandates, “The head of each agency, or designee,” must “within 6 months of the date of this order… deliver a report to the President describing the best practices” to advance equity. In total, 92 agencies submitted such a report last year. While it went largely unnoticed by the media, the content of those reports was truly terrifying for Americans who believe that the government should not treat people differently based on race. Take, for example, the IRS’s report, which was released in October 2021. The document makes reference to “taxation equity,” raising the alarming possibility that the IRS – which just received funding for 87,000 new agents thanks to the “Inflation Reduction Act” – may soon move to make a person’s race, gender, or sexual orientation a determining factor in tax collection and enforcement. Current law does not allow the government to use demographic data from other government agencies in enforcement actions, but there are indications that the Biden IRS may move to change that. The Department of Transportation went a step further, promising to add “racial equity and barriers to opportunity as a consideration for awarding discretionary grants.” This plainly means that a grant applicant who is a person of color will be given preference over a white applicant purely because of their race. The Government Services Administration similarly pledged to “increase overall contract dollars awarded to underserved and disadvantaged communities.” The State Department equity plan specifically says that the agency will “prioritize engagements with diplomatic partners and individuals from underrepresented and underserved communities worldwide.” In other words, the Department admits it is conducting diplomacy in accordance with the left’s equity agenda, rather than to advance the best interests of the United States – a fact that should perhaps be unsurprising given the Biden administration’s numerous foreign policy fiascos. Amid mounting concerns about wokeness in the military driving down recruitment numbers, the Defense Department’s equity plan, released last April, emphasizes a “four-year strategic initiative” to promote equity “in the areas of recruitment and retention, promotion and development, and teaching and learning.” As yet more evidence of the disastrous consequences of implementing “equity” ideology through government actions, the Biden Department of Education equity plan touts the agency’s complete gutting of Title IX. The changes not only force radical gender ideology on the American public by hijacking the education system, they also reverses hard-won victories for women and girls by destroying female-only spaces and sports. Despite the path of destruction left in its wake, however, Biden was not content with just one equity executive order, and issued a second order on February 16 of this year. Although billions of taxpayer dollars had already been directed toward overhauling the entire federal bureaucracy in service of the left’s equity agenda, an effort that Biden describes as “embedding a focus on equity into the fabric of Federal policymaking,” the president insisted that it still was not enough. “Members of underserved communities still confront significant barriers to realizing the full promise of our great Nation,” the order says. Therefore, Biden orders agencies to create an equity action plan every year – a burdensome mandate that will lead to more wasted time and money. The new executive order also calls on every federal department to create an “agency equity team” that will “coordinate the implementation of equity initiatives and ensure that their respective agencies are delivering equitable outcomes for the American people.” In effect, these teams will act as “equity police” within government agencies, enforcing Biden’s equity mandate in order to advance the left’s mission of radical social transformation. The sprawling federal bureaucracy was largely ineffective and inefficient long before Joe Biden took office. Now, government agencies aren’t just incompetent, they’re actively working to dismantle core American values like equality – leading to disastrous outcomes for the taxpayers who fund those agencies in the process.)
— Importing Poverty Is Making America Poor. The United States is not King Midas, and the gold is running out. – Brian Lonergan
— Biden pitches strict emissions rules to make most cars electric by 2032. – Mark Moore (COMMENT: Over-whelming, my critics/opponents, their operatives and their dupes are anti-cars and especially anti-American-nameplate cars and especially anti-performance cars and especially anti-Corvettes. I should write a book about them. I have owned performance cars since 1966, a 1972 Corvette since 1971, and a 2005 Corvette since 2005.)
— The Biden 10-Step Plan for Global Chaos. Our enemies do not fear us, our allies judge us unreliable, and neutrals assume America is in descent and too dangerous to join. – Victor Davis Hanson
— Wake up, America — we’re losing our country! – Bob Weir
— Texas Considers Mandatory E-Verify to Boost U.S. Wages, ‘Turn Off Jobs Magnet’ for Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER
— Biden’s Migrant Mobile App to Release 30K Foreign Nationals Monthly into U.S. – JOHN BINDER
— National Pushback on Critical Race Theory Is Rising – Terri Wu
— Biden EPA’s New Vehicle Emissions Standards Spark Backlash From Auto Industry, Republicans – Nathan Worcester
— Woke UChicago Students Too Afraid To Call Out Obama For Gentrifying The South Side – EVITA DUFFY-ALFONSO
— Biden’s EPA Set To Force Electric Vehicles On Consumers Through Pollution Limits (COMMENT: Over-whelming, my critics/opponents, their operatives and their dupes are anti-cars and especially anti-American-nameplate cars and especially anti-performance cars and especially anti-Corvettes. I should write a book about them. I have owned performance cars since 1966, a 1972 Corvette since 1971, and a 2005 Corvette since 2005.)
FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES
— Breaking the age barrier: Public policy must change to combat age discrimination – MICHAEL PESSMAN (COMMENT: I should write a book about age discrimination. I would focus on how Democrats and RINOs use age discrimination to get rid of Republicans.)
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote LGBTQ in Tennessee.
NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats ever-increasing run Illinois.
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote abortion.
— Democrats ever-increasingly attack Clarence Thomas
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: Biden’s EPA Remakes the Auto Industry. His new car rules are a de facto order to make and buy EVs. – Editorial
— Democrats say “Leadership And Political Savviness – A Valuable Combination.” I should write a book about past and present anti-conservative and conservative-hating leaders of Republican organizations and conservative organizations in Illinois, in DuPage County, and in Milton Township since 2000 who have talked and/or acted the most like they always were Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green pants, Independent plants, or RINOs. I would focus on the aforesaid leaders who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.
— Democrats use Louisville shooting to promote more gun control.
— Ford Has High Hopes for Shedding Mustang’s Boomer Buyer Image – EILEEN FALKENBERG-HULL (COMMENT: I am a Boomer. I am 74 years old. I remember riding with one of my high school friends in his loaded red 1965 Mustang convertible that his father had bought him. Tuesday, I trading in my red 2016 Mustang V-6 for a new loaded red 2023 Mustang GT Premium coupe. SEE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCFj9lDyOAo I did that in part because the changes for the 2024 model do not motivate me.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Ford Mustang is a Boomer, but its maker is hoping that the latest iteration of the pony car will draw in buyers that weren’t alive when the car debuted. But, that doesn’t mean that the Ford team forgot about its core buyer database when developing the new, seventh-generation car. “We were able to take the heritage that is unmistakably Mustang, and bring it into the 21st century technology, performance, and appearance. The goals were to still not look backwards, but to stand on that foundation and look forward to bring it in. And, to bring it in in a way that would broaden the audience of Mustang,” Jim Owens, Ford’s Mustang marketing head told Newsweek. The average age of a new Mustang buyer is older than Ford would like it to be. The company is hoping to attract buyers who remember Fox Body design fondly from their childhoods, not those that were adults when those vehicles came to market. To appeal to younger generations, Ford locked into a completely new interior design for the 2024 Mustang, infusing more technology, with customization options available and gaming technology providing high-end graphics. The cockpit-like interior design positions the car’s screens toward the driver with the 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster able to blend almost seamlessly into the 13.2-inch infotainment touch screen. “If you think of the younger generations who personalize their technology… We brought that in authentically to Mustang so that owners can actually personalize their performance, their appearance, make it their Mustang through this technology,” Owens said. Owens doesn’t just work on Mustang. He is a customer, with fifth- and sixth-generation models in his family. He’s a self-proclaimed V8 guy who loves to hear the growl of an engine. “I’m gonna sit in those cars, I’m gonna start it up the minute I get in there,” he said. The new Mustang changed him. “We went into the studio and I sat there for 50 minutes, literally playing with the interior technology to make it my Mustang before I wanted to hit the start button. That is one of the key things that is taking that into that 21st century technology, if you will, in bringing out the audiences that are younger and Mustang lovers.” The addition of Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa and an available B&O sound system are designed to add to the youth appeal. The interior is the major talking point, but Owens is quick to point out that the exterior experience has been reimagined to appeal younger buyers too. Animated welcome lighting greets customers and when the door is opened, Mustang digital instrument cluster splash screens come to life. Remote Rev technology allows owners to rev their car’s engine from outside the vehicle, using the key fob. Though future autonomous cars are a sexy talking point, Owens believes that the Mustang buyer still wants the visceral drive experience the Ford offers, taking them away from the business world without leaving the technological world behind. “You know, it’s a vacation you take every day, right? You get in the car, you feel different at five o’clock or six o’clock whenever you leave work. This is a way to bring it to that younger audience that we’re extremely proud of,” he said.)
— Should You Buy a 2023 Ford Mustang Now or Wait for the New Version? – Dan Mayfield
— The Traditional Ford Mustang Is Still Slightly More Popular Than the Mustang Mach-E – Ted Smith
— Democrats ever-increasingly encourage children to be LGBTQers.
— Democrats say “Black Voters Gave Biden the White House. Without Them, He Could Lose It.” Will Democrats also say that German Protestants gave Trump the White House? Will Democrats also say that Irish Catholics gave Biden the White House?