August 10 Evening Edition

— Candidates for governor pumping millions into other Illinois races


— Rauner Blames Emanuel for ‘Failure’ on Violence


— Spike Lee Says President Donald Trump Is A ‘Bullhorn’ For Racism, Calls Him ‘Agent Orange’ – CNN
— Chicago Mayoral Candidate Willie Wilson Says There’s A Double Standard On Spending Money – Derrick Blakley


— Chicago pastor Gregory Livingston calls on Trump to send National Guard to city


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you do not glorify, praise, and pander to illegals, anti-Trumps call you a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things.
— As candidates quit ballot, Lake County GOP leaders are scrambling – Rich Miller
— Northwestern professor resigns after school probes misconduct allegations – Mitchell Armentrout
— Lives lost: the victims of Chicago’s bloodiest weekend of 2018 – Sam Charles, Alexandra Arriaga, Manny Ramos and Yvonne Kim
— White House says Omarosa claim of Trump racism is ‘false’ – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps call Trump and his supporters racists.)
— State has given $420 million in tax breaks to TV shows, movies, won’t detail why – Tim Novak and Tanveer Ali
— Mayoral challenger Lori Lightfoot brands city violence a ‘public health crisis’ – Fran Spielman
— When spending my money, I try to ‘buy black’ – John W. Fountain (DIERSEN: What if someone said they tried to “buy White?”)


— Tollway documents say board member Gomez swore at, threatened staffers – Mary Wisniewski Contact Reporter
— Omarosa says she refused $15k per month hush money, pens memoir calling Trump racist – Josh Dawsey (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps call Trump and his supporters racists.)
— In America, wage growth is getting wiped out entirely by inflation – Heather Long
— GOP schedules Supreme Court hearings for Kavanaugh. Democrats say process is being rushed. – AP


— Under investigation for county credit card use, Lawlor formally ends re-election bid – Russell Lissau
— Fox’s Laura Ingraham: I wasn’t talking about race – AP (DIERSEN: Democrats only want future Democrats to immigrate to America. From what I see, Democrats do not want White people to immigrate to America, and Democrats especially do not want White people to immigrate to America who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, male, older, educated, and/or rich. Democrats only want future Democrats to immigrate to America.)
— Language courses prepare COD students for the workforce
— New in Naperville: An indoor dog park and pool for playtime with pets – Marie Wilson
— Naperville bans smoking at 137 outdoor parks – Marie Wilson


— Attack ad season kicks off between Roskam, Casten It would hardly feel like campaign time without negative ads, would it? And in the red-hot 6th Congressional District race, the incumbent has delivered the opening salvo. The question is, how truthful is it? – GREG HINZ




— Study: All of Downstate receives more from the state than it pays in (DIERSEN: Does your precinct, municipality, township/ward, and county receive more from the state than it pays in?)


— Weekly Standard Cheers Big Tech Blacklisting Infowars; Calls for More – John Nolte (DIERSEN: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries blacklist you? I should write a book about those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that blacklist me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As you can see, in its ongoing efforts to wrangle cable news invites, TWS is adopting the exact same Orwellian language we hear from the book burners in the establishment media and from Social Justice Warriors–buzzwords like “healthy” and “optimal” and “be better.” This is the language of censors, of those who purge heretics for wrongthink under the guise of doing what is best for “the community.” You see, they are the ones who know what opinions and ideas we should and should not have access to — for our own good. Jonathan Last’s piece is also peppered with the non-argument that private companies should be allowed to set their own “standards,” even though no one is calling on these monster-sized companies not to have standards.)
— Three Miami Dolphins Protest During the National Anthem – Dylan Gwinn
— CNN Wants White Children to See Race, Not to ‘Be Kind to Everyone’ – Joel B. Pollak (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, a) they are not racist and b) everyone else is racist.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: CNN published an op-ed on Thursday that advises the parents of white children to begin educating them to notice racial differences at an early age — “constantly going out of our way to name differences” — rather than teaching them simply to “be kind to everyone.” Parents of white children must also bring them to social spaces “where they aren’t in the overwhelming racial majority,” and teach them about “more people of color freedom fighters than the few they hear about at school” to encourage “antiracist behaviors.” That is just some of the advice from Drake University professor Jennifer Harvey in an article titled, “Raising white kids to be racially sensitive — and proactive.” The obvious implication is that white children have a unique racist burden that others do not. CNN often accuses President Donald Trump of racism and of dividing Americans by race, often on the basis of its own imaginings, such as the (false) claim he only refers to black people, e.g. LeBron James, as “dumb.”)


— HUNDREDS OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES WILL BE MOVED OUT OF DC – Tim Pearce (DIERSEN: While worked for GAO 1980-1997, I always worked in its downtown Chicago office. While worked for IRS 1971-1980, I worked in its downtown Chicago office in 1971; in its Harvey office 1972-1973; in its Joliet and 63rd & Halsted, and downtown Chicago offices in 1973; in its downtown Chicago and Joliet offices in 1974; and in its downtown Chicago office 1974-1980. While worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, I always worked in its Park Forest office.)
— WASHINGTON POST CONDUCTS MASSIVE FACT CHECK ON OCASIO-CORTEZ – Amber Athey (DIERSEN: What are your fact checking qualifications? While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403-$125,325, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880. My other fact checking qualifications include my becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a licensed CPA in 1981, a Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and a CPA in 1979.)


— NFL: Players kneel, raise fists during preseason games – AP


— Obamacare Insurance Plans are Secretly Forcing You to Fund Abortions – JENNIFER POPIK, J.D.


— Speaker Race: If Trump Endorses, Will It Matter? – Sally Persons (DIERSEN: Who are the conservative leaders in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality? Do they send out emails? If so, a) how often do they send out emails and b) who reads those emails? My critics/opponents stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member. My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that because I am no longer the aforesaid, I am NOT a conservative leader.
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Conservative outside groups are already getting behind Jordan. Leaders of these organizations say he is dedicated to upholding Trump’s agenda and would help rally the base in the upcoming midterms. Some have even planned ad campaigns to help elect Jordan as speaker. “This is of course about base and turnout, and you left some big tickets from the Trump agenda on the cutting room floor,” said Adam Brandon, president of the conservative group FreedomWorks, naming Obamacare repeal and immigration reform as the top items. “Jim Jordan has credibility with the base on all of those issues.” He added that it’s unlikely Trump will make an endorsement in the race. “I actually think that President Trump will work with whoever is speaker. I would advise him to stay out of it right now,” Brandon said. Another conservative leader said that while it’s unclear whom the president will endorse, Jordan is more in line with his agenda. “The President has praised Jordan many times. … [L]ike Trump, he wants to accomplish right now what was promised to the American people,” said Brent Bozell, president of ForAmerica, in a statement. Jordan’s path to the speakership will likely be difficult regardless of whether the president weighs in. Ryan has already given McCarthy his support and said that most Republicans see him as the successor. “I think we all believe that Kevin is the right person,” said Ryan in an interview with NBC News in April after he announced his retirement.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “At Carrier, the Factory Trump Saved, Morale Is Through the Floor Twenty months after the president-elect reached a deal to keep blue-collar jobs from leaving the country, absenteeism plagues the Indiana plant.”
— The N.R.A. Has Declared War on Andrew Cuomo. He Couldn’t Be Happier. – Vivian Wang
— If We Silence Hate Speech, Will We Silence Resistance? “Hate” is a dangerously elastic label. – Erik Nielson (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint as being haters those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Face Tattoos Go Mainstream – Steven Kurutz


— The Obama Center Can Afford More Than $1 Rent It’s a political ‘institute,’ not a presidential library. So taxpayers shouldn’t be paying for anything. – Mark Glennon


— Can Trump’s White House Legally Ban Reporters? – Frank LoMonte


— Adolescent E-Cigarette, Hookah, and Conventional Cigarette Use and Subsequent Marijuana Use – Janet Audrain-McGovern, Matthew D. Stone, Jessica Barrington-Trimis, Jennifer B. Unger, Adam M. Leventhal


— Concerns build over Trump’s unofficial advisors on veterans policy – Leo Shane III (DIERSEN: Who advises those who run your municipality, your township/ward, your county, and Illinois?)


— FOR SALE: 1033 Golf Lane, Wheaton – $499,000

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.