August 10 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Pritzker chooses Rep. Juliana Stratton as 2018 running mate – Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/pritzker-chooses-rep-juliana-stratton-as-2018-running-mate/2293288/
— School funding dispute continues as teachers, students protest delay – Sarah Schulte and Laura Podesta
http://abc7chicago.com/education/school-funding-dispute-continues/2292625/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Feds say Cook County soda tax collection violates food stamp rules – Greg Trotter and Ally Marotti
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-soda-tax-food-stamps-preckwinkle-0811-biz-20170810-story.html
— Mendoza sends schools long-overdue cash as state misses first scheduled payment – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-school-funding-met-0811-20170810-story.html
— Allstate quietly lays off 500, leans into feature that lets customers photograph damage – Ally Marotti
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-allstate-layoffs-0811-biz-20170810-story.html
— Trump on ‘fire and fury’ warning to North Korea: Maybe statement wasn’t tough enough – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-trump-fire-and-fury-warning-north-korea-20170810-story.html
— Trump says he is ‘very thankful’ to Putin for expelling U.S. diplomats from Russia – Philip Rucker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-putin-expelled-diplomats-20170810-story.html
— Trump suggests McConnell must deliver on president’s agenda or step aside – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-mcconnell-health-care-20170810-story.html
— Stratton brings diversity to Pritzker campaign – Rick Pearson  (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics?  My demographics are terrible: Trump supporter, baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, old (68), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, ancestors have been in America since the 1840s, union member for almost 12 years, federal government employee for almost 30 years, federal retiree for almost 20 years, childless, pet-less, only owned American-nameplate vehicles, not a graduate of an Ivy League university, etc.  I should write a book about those in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who despise if not hate my demographics. They would love it.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-running-mate-met-0811-20170810-story.html
— Why the U.S. hasn’t brought ‘fire and fury’ to North Korea – Eli Lake  (DIERSEN: One could argue that America should take action against North Korea only if North Korea a) illegally sends many millions of its citizens illegally into America illegally (LIKE MEXICO DOES), b) illegally keeps many millions of its citizens illegally in America illegally (LIKE MEXICO DOES), or c) illegally sends many mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally (LIKE MEXICO DOES).)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-north-korea-fire-fury-20170809-story.html
— Wednesday showdown looms in historic school-funding impasse – Ted Slowik
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-school-funding-st-0811-20170810-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump, Kim Jong Un put the world in danger in a game of chicken – Lawrence Wittner  (DIERSEN: One could argue that America should take action against North Korea only if North Korea a) illegally sends many millions of its citizens illegally into America illegally (LIKE MEXICO DOES), b) illegally keeps many millions of its citizens illegally in America illegally (LIKE MEXICO DOES), or c) illegally sends many mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally (LIKE MEXICO DOES).)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/trump-kim-jong-un-put-millions-of-lives-on-the-line-in-game-of-chicken/
— Durbin, Duckworth officially OK Lausch for U.S. Attorney in Chicago – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/durbin-duckworth-officially-ok-lausch-for-u-s-attorney-in-chicago/
— CPS touts test scores to boost funding case, admits ‘achievement gap’ – Lauren FitzPatrick and Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/cps-announces-test-score-rise-to-bolster-funding-case-in-springfield/
— Trump: Putin’s ouster of U.S. diplomats ‘cut down our payroll’ – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-putins-ouster-of-u-s-diplomats-cut-down-our-payroll/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pop tax lands Cook in hot water with the feds – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170810/BLOGS02/170819977/pop-tax-lands-cook-in-hot-water-with-the-feds

 

DAILY HERALD
— Free-speech debate swirls as officials block on social media – AP (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, RINO, and other anti-Republican officials who use the power of their religious, government, political, and/or business positions a) to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) to stop everyone from reading the emails.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170810/business/308109985/
— Kane Co. officials detail consequences of RTA sales tax raid – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170810/kane-co-officials-detail-consequences-of-rta-sales-tax-raid
— Bernie Sanders to speak at the Paramount – Candy Purdom  (DIERSEN: When are high-profile Republicans scheduled to speak in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes viciously demonized, denigrated, and condemned the Republicans who I recruited to speak at TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois events 2005-2012.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes viciously demonize, denigrate, and condemn all individuals, all organizations, all companies, and all governments that they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20170810/bernie-sanders-to-speak-at-the-paramount
— Health care may be charity, but it’s not a right – Mark Bodett, Wheaton  (DIERSEN: Who pays for your health care?  To turn individuals, organizations, companies, governments, etc. that have problems against me, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that because I am a federal retiree, my wife and I pay only $5,763/year (25%) for health, dental, and vision insurance and the federal government pays $17,288/year (75%). My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois promote hatred of federal employees and hatred of federal retirees.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20170810/health-care-may-be-charity-but-its-not-a-right

 

HERALD NEWS
— County Board may try to eliminate pensions for some elected offices  Board members think certain countywide officeholders are too highly compensated – MIKE MALLORY  (DIERSEN: Are/were you accused of being overpaid?  My critics/opponents have always accused me of being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 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.)
http://www.theherald-news.com/2017/08/10/county-board-may-try-to-eliminate-pensions-for-some-elected-offices/aeuo1yg/

 

NEW HAVEN REGISTER
— Governor opens Illinois State Fair; ag chief Raymond Poe treated after fall – AP
http://www.nhregister.com/news/article/Governor-to-officially-open-2017-Illinois-State-11747181.php

 

SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS NEWS
— Rep. Bryant casts key vote for income tax hike, pays $65 in property taxes
http://swillinoisnews.com/stories/511178937-bryant-bucked-party-on-income-tax-hike-paid-65-in-property-taxes

 

PARENTS OPPOSED TO POT
— BE SMARTER, ILLINOIS: DON’T BELIEVE POT MAKES YOU SAFER
http://www.poppot.org/2017/08/09/be-smarter-illinois-dont-safer-misleads/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— CHICAGO: Inside the Biggest Gathering of American Socialists In Decades – Ryan Cooper  (DIERSEN: Those who promote socialism have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being undeservedly filthy rich.)
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2017/08/inside-the-biggest-gathering-of-american-socialists-in-decades/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— AUGUST 4, 2017 FLASHBACK: DOES RAUNER KNOW HOW SB 31 COULD DETRIMENTALLY AFFECT ILLINOIS? WE ASKED 4 QUESTIONS.
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/08/does-rauner-know-how-sb-31-could-detrimentally-affect-illinois-we-asked-4-questions.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Rauner asks “Why is Gov. Rauner seemingly unconcerned about paying off the impasse debt?”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/08/10/why-is-gov-rauner-seemingly-unconcerned-about-paying-off-the-impasse-debt/
— Ag Director Raymond Poe falls during State Fair ribbon cutting ceremony
https://capitolfax.com/2017/08/10/ag-director-raymond-poe-falls-during-state-fair-ribbon-cutting-ceremony/
— Kennedy opposes $100 million private school tuition program   (DIERSEN: My outstanding parents saved Crete-Monee School District 201-U (http://www.cm201u.org/) lots of money during the 1950s and 1960s by sending my brother and me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest to stay with the Missouri Synod.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/08/10/kennedy-opposes-100-million-private-school-tuition-program/

 

GOPUSA
— Atlanta gym owner bans cops, soldiers  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will anti-Trumps ban those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=28482
— Man sentenced to 100 days for registering dead voters for Democrats  (DIERSEN: There are two cemeteries in my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=28480
— Canada sends soldiers to US border where illegal migrants cross
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=28446
— Horrors! Fluffy and Fido are destroying the environment!
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=28436

 

FOX NEWS
— Illinois’ partisan gridlock causes state to miss school funding deadline
http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/2017/08/10/illinois-partisan-gridlock-causes-state-to-miss-school-funding-deadline.html
— What the Google firing tells us about our freedom — And whether we can keep it – Frank Miniter  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What does GAO’s firing of Diersen tell Republicans about their employment opportunities in the federal government?  ANSWER: They are terrible, if not non-existent.)
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/08/10/what-google-firing-tells-us-about-our-freedom-and-whether-can-keep-it.html
— Hillary Clinton Considering Becoming Preacher  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, “religious leaders” act as operatives or as dupes for the Democrat Party.)
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/08/10/hillary-clinton-considers-becoming-methodist-preacher

 

FEDERALIST
— Okay, Google: How Do You Prepare A Country For Totalitarianism?  To be ready for dictatorship, people have to embrace its habits and practices voluntarily, or at least show little resistance. Google is doing its part. –  Robert Tracinski
http://thefederalist.com/2017/08/09/hey-google-how-do-you-prepare-a-country-for-totalitarianism/

 

DAILY CALLER
— In Fomenting Mistrust, The Washington Post And The ACLU Reign Supreme – Ron Hosko  (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes focus on fomenting mistrust of me. If I went after my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes as hard as they have come after me, they would all be on welfare by now.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/10/in-fomenting-mistrust-the-washington-post-and-the-aclu-reign-supreme/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Tax Reform Shouldn’t Punish Donations to School-Choice Scholarship Programs – JASON BEDRICK (DIERSEN: My outstanding parents saved Crete-Monee School District 201-U (
http://www.cm201u.org/) lots of money during the 1950s and 1960s by sending my brother and me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest to stay with the Missouri Synod.)
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/450369/tax-reform-school-choice-scholarship-program-donations-should-not-be-punished

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Michael Barone: Google’s ‘tolerance’ requires repression – Michael Barone  (DIERSEN: Hiring, retaining, and promoting young Democrat women and young Democrat minorities requires not hiring, wasting the careers of, and getting rid of employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/michael-barone-googles-tolerance-requires-repression/article/2631081

 

WASHINGTON POST
— A nuclear-armed North Korea could make smaller disputes with Pyongyang much more dangerous – Anne Gearan  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What has emboldened North Korea? ANSWER: North Korea, as does the rest of the world, sees America as being extremely week because it takes no action against Mexico, a country that has constructively declared war on America a) by its illegally sending many millions of its citizens illegally into America illegally, b) by its illegally keeping many millions of its citizens illegally in America illegally, and  c) by its illegally sending many mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/a-nuclear-armed-north-korea-could-make-smaller-disputes-with-pyongyang-much-more-dangerous/2017/08/10/b62ee0ce-7dd7-11e7-9d08-b79f191668ed_story.html
— If Trump wants a nuclear attack against North Korea, his military advisers have few other options – Dan Lamothe  (DIERSEN: What if North Korea had committed acts of war, for example, a) by illegally sending many millions of its citizens illegally into America illegally, b) by illegally keeping many millions of its citizens illegally in America illegally, or c) by illegally sending many mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/08/10/if-trump-wants-a-nuclear-attack-against-north-korea-his-military-advisers-have-few-other-options/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Google Cancels Meeting on Diversity, Citing Safety Concerns for Employees  CEO had scheduled meeting after the firing of a Google engineer, which had set off a nationwide debate – Jack Nicas
https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-engineers-firing-fuels-debate-among-employees-1502395326
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Google canceled a companywide meeting about diversity just before it was set to begin Thursday, saying right-wing websites published the names of employees who had proposed questions, raising security concerns. Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said in an email to employees that the company decided to cancel the highly anticipated meeting after employees expressed concerns “about their safety and worried they may be ‘outed’ publicly for asking a question in the Town Hall.”)
— Google Episode Sends a Message: Diversity Is a Tough Sell in Silicon Valley  Tech firms face broad skepticism about results of industry’s push to attract more women and minorities – Georgia Wells and Yoree Koh  (DIERSEN: Because most young women and most young minorities are Democrats, it is easier for the Democrats who run the federal government to hire, to retain, and to promote young women and young minorities. But then again, because federal employees and federal retirees are viciously hated, it is harder for the Democrats who run the federal government to hire, to retain, and to promote young women and young minorities.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-episode-sends-a-message-diversity-is-a-tough-sell-in-silicon-valley-1502383625
— The ‘Diversity’ Paradox  ‘Almost all of the Google memo’s empirical claims are scientifically accurate.’
https://www.wsj.com/articles/notable-quotable-the-diversity-paradox-1502320093

 

FINANCIAL TIMES
— Modern employers must invest in all their staff – Niels Erich, San Francisco  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the undergraduate and graduate courses that I took a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and d) were a distraction.  To keep their jobs and to get promoted, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates focused on getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.ft.com/content/ce016eae-7db6-11e7-ab01-a13271d1ee9c
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Having read the memo, a recurring subtext appears: Mr Damore felt stuck in his job, denied access to training and career development paths designed to increase diversity throughout the company. A perception formed in his mind, rightly or wrongly, that Google had overcompensated in its drive to address criticism over diversity. As he saw it, Google was now recruiting and grooming a subset of employees to bypass or even replace him, while excluding him from comparable investment and support. That he was a self-identified “conservative” in Silicon Valley did not help; his complaints were viewed as creating a hostile workplace environment.)

 

ATLANTIC
— Why Men Are the New College Minority  Males are enrolling in higher education at alarmingly low rates, and some colleges are working hard to reverse the trend. In colleges and universities nationwide this year, more than 56 percent of students are women. – JON MARCUS (DIERSEN: Anti-males voted for Clinton.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/08/why-men-are-the-new-college-minority/536103/

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.