August 1 Evening Edition

NBC5
— State Rep. Sandack’s Replacement Will Be Sworn in Wednesday  Downers Grove Republican David Olsen was selected Saturday to replace former state Rep. Ron Sandack, who resigned last week citing “cyber security issues.” Olsen will be sworn in Wednesday. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Rep-Sandacks-Replacement-Will-Be-Sworn-in-Wednesday-388861172.html

 

WGN TV
— Republicans criticize Trump for remarks about family of slain Muslim soldier – TOM NEGOVAN
http://wgntv.com/2016/08/01/republicans-criticize-trump-for-remarks-about-family-of-slain-muslim-soldier/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— An austere contract for a College of DuPage president? Pinch us. – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-college-dupage-breuder-rondeau-illinois-edit-0802-jm-20160801-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Many, if not most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents promote Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, that is, they reject the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-glanton-clinton-diversity-20160729-column.html
— Social media policies leave cities in control of posts, discussions – Genevieve Bookwalter , Mike Danahey and Steve Lord
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-abn-facebook-policies-cities-st-0727-20160801-story.html
— GOP lawmakers, veterans groups disavow Trump over criticism of Muslim soldier’s family
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-muslim-family-20160801-story.html
— NY Post’s nude Melania Trump cover is morally bankrupt – Heidi Stevens
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-melania-trump-new-york-post-balancing-0801-20160801-column.html
— The empathy gap: Donald Trump makes it all about him (and why that’s dangerous) – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-donald-trump-khizr-khan-muslim-family-edit-0802-jm-20160801-story.html
— Employment board: Ex-College of DuPage controller entitled to unemployment benefits – Dawn Rhodes
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/cod/ct-college-of-dupage-sapyta-unemployment-benefits-20160801-story.html
— Warren Buffett knocks Trump’s business record, failure to show tax returns
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-buffett-trump-tax-returns-20160801-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump takes fire from Kirk, Duckworth
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-takes-fire-from-kirk-duckworth/
— Protesters want aldermen to drop ‘Blue Lives Matter’ ordinance – Jacob Wittich
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/protesters-want-aldermen-to-oppose-blue-lives-matter-ordinance/
— Presidential campaign touches bottom, keeps digging – Neil St
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/steinberg-presidential-campaign-touches-bottom-keeps-digging/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Suburban GOP lawmakers push for term limits, dismiss questions about unity – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160801/news/160809928/
— Board: Fired College of DuPage controller should get unemployment benefits – Justin Kmitch
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160801/news/160809929/
— Illinois passes law protecting free speech for high school journalists – Steve Zalusky  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents a) want to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) want to stop everyone from reading them.  My critics/opponents are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  They are disciples of Saul Alinsky.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160801/news/160809994/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The law places responsibility for content in school-sponsored media in the hands of student journalists, under the guidance of student advisers and subject to limitations on material that is libelous or obscene, constitutes an unwarranted invasion of privacy, violates federal or state law or school district policies or disrupts the orderly operation of the school. School officials would have the burden of proving that a publication is subject to restriction.)
— Tom Cullerton’s initiative to end pension abuse signed into law
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160801/submitted/160809946/
— Why getting stuck without a job is just bad luck – Matt O’Brien  (DIERSEN: I have been unemployed since 1997 not because of bad luck, but a) because I was an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my employer GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, b) because I have always opposed political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, c) because GAO wanted to get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran to make way for its young Democrat minority and female employees, and d) because I refused to help my GAO superiors get rid of their employees because they were Republican, White, male, older, or non-veteran.  Republicans had cut GAO’s budget dramatically and the Democrats who ran GAO used that to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, or non-veteran.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160731/business/160739973/

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— David Olsen replaces Sandack, says he looks forward to facing Springfield challenges – NATHAN LURZ
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/08/01/david-olsen-replaces-sandack-says-he-looks-forward-to-facing-springfield-challenges/a89calh/

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Madigan Resists Rauner’s Push for Term Limits – AMANDA VINICKY
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/madigan-resists-rauners-push-term-limits#stream/0

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Understanding how judges decide cases: Berkowitz w/Judge Posner on Legal Realism, Legal Formalism and stealth liberal Justices
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2016/08/understanding-how-judges-decide-cases-berkowitz-wjudge-posner-on-legal-realism-legal-formalism-and-stealth-liberal-justices-cableweb/

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— Paul Ryan’s GOP Opponent Says Deporting All Muslims In US is “A Conversation We Should Have”
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/paul-ryans-gop-opponent-says-deporting-all-muslims-in-us-is-a-conversation-we-should-have

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Rauner Comments on Chicago,Cook County Property Tax Bills; Silent on Bill That, If Signed, Would Hike School Taxes Outside of Chicago – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/01/rauner-comments-on-chicagocook-county-property-tax-bills-silent-on-bill-that-if-signed-would-hike-school-taxes-outside-of-chicago/
— Republicans in the Algonquin Parade – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/01/republicans-in-the-algonquin-parade/

 

TERI O’BRIEN
— Is Khizr Khan simply a patriotic Muslim, grieving the loss of his son, or a politically-motivated Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer and proponent of sharia law?
http://teriobrien.com/khizr-khan-muslim-brotherhood-sharia/

 

ILLINOIS CONSERVATIVE EXAMINER
— Nancy Pelosi: White men don’t like Clinton ‘because of guns, because of gays, and because of God’ – Walther Theodore
http://www.ice-news.net/2016/07/31/white-men-dont-like-clinton-because-of-guns-because-of-gays-and-because-of-god-nancy-pelosi/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IVES: THE PRICE OF LOYALTY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/ives-the-price-of-loyalty.html
— TAXPAYER GROUP RELEASES REPORT ON ILLINOIS STATE PENSION CRISIS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/taxpayer-group-releases-report-on-illinois-state-pension-crisis.html
— MALIA OBAMA FLASHES FROM LOLLAPALOOZA 2016 SIDE STAGE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/malia-obama-flashes-from-lollapalooza-2016-side-stage-.html

 

GOPUSA
— Pope Francis: If I speak of Islamic violence, then I have to speak of Catholic violence
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13243

 

FOX NEWS INSIDER
— Sheriff Clarke: Black Lives Matter Should Be Labeled as a Hate Group
http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/07/31/sheriff-clarke-black-lives-matter-should-be-classified-hate-group

 

CATHOLIC NEWS LIVE
— Thomas More Society Responds to Illinois Gov. Rauner Signing SB 1564 into Law – Tom Brejcha
http://catholicnewslive.com/story/586644

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Illinois gov. signs law forcing Christian doctors to refer for, promote abortion – Jay Hogbbs
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/republican-gov.-signs-off-on-illinois-law-revoking-religious-protection-ove

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Who is Khizr Khan, the father of a fallen US solder? – Clarice Feldman
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/08/who_is_khizr_kahn_the_father_of_a_fallen_us_solder.html

 

DAILY CALLER
— Feminists Stay Home While Melania Is Mocked – Katie Frates
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/31/feminists-stay-home-while-melania-is-mocked/

 

COLLEGE FIX
— DePaul University bans Ben Shapiro from speaking on campus
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/28332/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— GOP lawmaker Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va.: Vote for Clinton ‘if you want to herd goats’ – GABBY MORRONGIELLO
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/gop-lawmaker-vote-for-clinton-if-you-want-to-herd-goats/article/2598312

 

THE HILL
— McCain in tough spot with Trump – Jonathan Easley
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/290044-mccain-in-tough-spot-with-trump

 

POLITICO
— RNC chief rebukes Trump: Khans ‘should be off limits’ – Nolan D. McCaskill (DIERSEN: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, members of the following groups are “off limits,” that is, they are protected: those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/priebus-trump-khizr-khan-226533

 

CNN
— Trump praises Paul Ryan’s primary challenger – Jeremy Diamond
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/01/politics/donald-trump-paul-ryan-paul-nehlen-election-2016/

 

ABC NEWS
— Is Trump Shifting His Immigration Rhetoric? – AP
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/trump-shifting-immigration-rhetoric-41038896

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Donald Trump Avoided Draft With a Heel Problem, but the Details Are Murky – STEVE EDER and DAVE PHILIPPS  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats and/or veterans. My superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were Democrats hinted/implied/argued/shouted at my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were veterans that am a draft dodger.  I sought and obtained student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/02/us/politics/donald-trump-draft-record.html

— Donald Trump’s Draft Card
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/01/us/politics/trump-draft-card.html
— Donald Trump’s Selective Service Records
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/01/us/politics/trump-record.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump and his supporters.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/01/opinion/worthy-of-our-contempt.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/01/opinion/how-the-stupid-party-created-donald-trump.html
— Make Algorithms Accountable – JULIA ANGWIN  (DIERSEN: Those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors CREATE ALGORITHMS THAT ARE anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/01/opinion/make-algorithms-accountable.html?ref=opinion

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans say Republicans had a “very, very bad convention.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/08/01/reince-priebuss-very-very-bad-convention/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Trump gives GOP leaders another reason to repudiate him. Why don’t they?
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-trump-khan-presidential-campaign-20160801-snap-story.html

 

USA TODAY
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Francis Condemns ‘borders as barriers’ – John Bacon (DIERSEN: Anti-Americans oppose borders.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/07/31/pope-francis-wraps-up-5-day-visit-poland/87886732/
— The media tries to walk back Trump – Michael Wolff
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/wolff/2016/07/31/wolff-media-tries-walk-back-trump/87676854/
— We all regret the Khan family’s loss – Donald Trump
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/07/31/regret-khan-familys-loss-opposing-view/87889942/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that the Khans “speak out for many.”
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2016/07/31/voices-these-muslim-parents-speak-out-many/87885008/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Donald J. Trump Referendum  Democrats figure they can bait the Republican into blowing himself up.- Editorial
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-donald-j-trump-referendum-1470093759
— John McCain Denounces Donald Trump’s Comments on Khizr Khan, Ghazala Khan  Says the GOP nomination doesn’t come with an ‘unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us’ – KRISTINA PETERSON and JANET HOOK (DIERSEN: What does McCain think of you?  I am sure that he has a very low opinion of me.  While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats and/or veterans. My superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were Democrats hinted/implied/argued/shouted at my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were veterans that am a draft dodger.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/john-mccain-denounces-donald-trumps-comments-on-khizr-khan-1470062035
http://www.wsj.com/video/john-mccain-slams-trump-over-khan-family-spat/6CFB26B8-A6A8-4C65-A097-071502EBA018.html

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— As the Obamas vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to visit Nantucket – Nik DeCosta-Klipa
https://www.boston.com/news/politics/2016/08/01/donald-trump-holding-fundraiser-nantucket-day-obamas-set-arrive-marthas-vineyard

 

GUARDIAN
— McCain condemns Trump over Khans as Obama joins chorus of criticism – Amanda Holpuch and Sabrina Siddiqui
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/01/john-mccain-condemns-trump-khizr-ghazala-khan-comments

 

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— Changing U.S. News Media Transform 2016 Campaign – Katherine Gypson
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/changing-us-news-media-transform-2016-campaign/
— Facebook’s Dominance in Journalism Could Be Bad News For Us All – Jon Bernstein  (DIERSEN: What does Facebook think a) of you, b) of those who share your demographics, c) of those who share your occupation, d) of the organizations that you are/were a member of, e) of your past/present employers, and d) of the municipality, township/ward, county, state, and country that you live in?  From what I see, ever-increasingly, Facebook has the power to destroy individuals, to destroy organizations, to destroy companies, to destroy governments, and to destroy countries that it disapproves of.)
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/facebooks-dominance-in-journalism-could-be-bad-news-for-us-all/

 

SAN FRANCISCO GATE
— Where ISIS and Republicans agree: persecuting potheads – David Downs
http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2016/08/01/where-isis-and-republicans-agree-persecuting-potheads/

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years — Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.