August 10 Morning Edition

ABC7
— OUTSTANDING: Spike in Chicago immigration arrests, deportations – Chuck Goudie and Christine Tressel
http://abc7chicago.com/spike-in-chicago-immigration-arrests-deportations/2290817/#new_tab
— North Korea details plan to fire missile salvo toward Guam (DIERSEN: Will those who oppose declaring war against North Korea stress that unlike Mexico, North Korea a) has not illegally sent many millions of its citizens illegally into America illegally, b) has not illegally kept many millions of its citizens in America illegally, or c) has not illegally sent many mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally? Constructively, Mexico has declared war on America.)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/north-korea-details-plan-to-fire-missile-salvo-toward-guam/2292468/

 

NBC5
— Illinois Misses School Aid Payment Deadline for the First Time Ever: Comptroller
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-misses-school-aid-payment-first-time-ever-439663673.html

 

CBS2
— Emanuel On Rauner: He’s One To Talk About ‘Mismanagement’ – Bob Roberts
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/08/09/emanuels-latest-jab-at-rauner/
— Staredown Continues Over Illinois School Funding – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/08/09/school-funding-impasse/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pritzker picks first-term state Rep. Stratton as running mate – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-running-mate-met-20170809-story.html
— Abortion rights group starts advocacy campaign aimed at men – Rick Pearson  (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. that promote abortion have always worked very hard against me because I do not promote abortion.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-abortion-rights-campaign-met-0810-20170809-story.html
— Foxconn deal makes the American economy less great – Matthew Mitchell and Tammy Winter
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-foxconn-wisconsin-tax-subsidies-20170809-story.html
— Trump’s immigration vision isn’t the Reagan way – Marc A. Thiessen  (DIERSEN: SEE: “Reagan Would Not Repeat Amnesty Mistake” by Edwin Meese at  http://humanevents.com/2006/12/13/reagan-would-not-repeat-amnesty-mistake/)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-immigration-reagan-20170810-story.html
— Silicon Valley’s vision of universal basic income is wrong – Leonid Bershidsky
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-universal-basic-income-robots-20170810-story.html
— Facebook and Twitter should stop allowing fake users  Social networks should be obliged to ban anonymous accounts. – Leonid Bershidsky
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-twitter-facebook-fake-accounts-20170809-story.html
— Will Jeff Sessions come after legalized marijuana, a drug ‘only slightly less awful’ than heroin? – Rick Anderson  (DIERSEN: If you promote pot, you promote destruction.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-sessions-legal-marijuana-20170810-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker poised to get Cook County Dems’ endorsement for gov – Michael Sneed  (DIERSEN: Which candidates want your endorsement?  Not that my endorsement means anything, but since 2000, my Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO critics/opponents have made it very clear that they will have their nasty operatives and their nasty dupes viciously destroy any candidate that I might endorse. My critics/opponents a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/sneed-pritzker-poised-to-get-cook-county-dems-endorsement-for-gov/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Rauner says “Pritzker gets boost from Stratton pick for running mate.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sweet-pritzker-gets-boost-from-stratton-pick-for-running-mate/
— Owners accept players’ violence, not Kaepernick’s activism – Rick Morrissey
http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/morrissey-owners-accept-players-violence-not-kaepernicks-activism/amp/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Suburbs to lose out on hundreds of thousands in sales tax – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170810/lester-suburbs-to-lose-out-on-hundreds-of-thousands-in-sales-tax
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Tom Cullerton says that he “works to eliminate red tape for Illinois’ businesses.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20170809/tom-cullerton-works-to-eliminate-red-tape-for-illinois-businesses
— New stormwater systems in Elgin would have to be paid by residents – Elena Ferrarin  (DIERSEN: Since 1984, outrageously, because Wheaton approved a woefully inadequate storm water drainage plan for my Cove Court subdivision, I have had to spend many thousands of dollars and many hundreds of hours making lot drainage improvements and repairs.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170810/new-stormwater-systems-in-elgin-would-have-to-be-paid-by-residents
— Important guidelines for teaching about religion will have a suburban touch – Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Islam.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20170809/editorial-important-guidelines-for-teaching-about-religion-will-have-a-suburban-touch

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Four things Chicago must do to rise from the bottom of the pack – MARIN GJAJA AND JUSTIN MANLY  (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run Chicago focus on driving out of Chicago individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170810/OPINION/170819999
— This tax reform idea could cost you–a lot – DENNIS RODKIN
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20170810/CRED0701/170819998
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With federal tax reform on Congress’s agenda after its August recess, two ideas that have been circulating have the potential to hit Chicago-area homeowners, one of them much harder than the other. Two federal tax deductions—one for mortgage interest and the other for state and local taxes—are in the crosshairs of reformers. The mortgage interest deduction would likely be revised, not eliminated, because it’s a hallowed perk of homeownership, most reports say. But the loss of the state and local tax deduction would cut deeper in the Chicago region anyway, analysts in the real estate, mortgage and tax realms told Crain’s this week. Eliminating the state and local tax deduction could transfer almost $2.9 billion a year out of household wealth and into federal coffers, according to Brian Bernardoni, senior director of government affairs and public policy for the Chicago Association of Realtors. That is, unless that larger tax reform package includes adjustments to the general tax rate that offset this amount.)

 

WTTW
— Trump and GOP Take on Tax Policy After Health Care Flop – Evan Garcia
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/08/09/trump-and-gop-take-tax-policy-after-health-care-flop#new_tab

 

DNA INFO
— ‘Weed World’ Van With $98,000 Worth Of Pot Seized In River North – David Matthews and Erica Demarest  (DIERSEN: If you promote pot, you promote destruction.)
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170809/river-north/weed-world-van-with-98000-worth-of-pot-busted-river-north-report

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner names Sam Pfister to federal affairs job in D.C. – Bernard Schoenburg  (DIERSEN: What do you base your knowledge of the federal government on?  I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years. While I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently, $94,610-$122,991, I worked on audits of federal financial industry regulators for almost 9 years, audits of many other federal agencies for almost 6 years, and audits of IRS for 3 years. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently, $79,563-$90,173.  The aforesaid experience helped me become a Certified Government Financial Manager.)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170809/bernard-schoenburg-rauner-names-sam-pfister-to-federal-affairs-job-in-dc

 

TIMES
— Jason Haskell wants to face Kinzinger – David Giuliani
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/republican-wants-to-face-kinzinger/article_9341ad05-8427-567c-840e-458be534724a.html

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— The Rural Exodus – NORMAN WALZER AND BRIAN HARGER
http://nprillinois.org/post/illinois-issues-rural-exodus#stream/0

 

WQAD
— Deadline looms for Illinois schools to receive state education funding – JESYKA DERETA  (DIERSEN: What deadlines loomed for you?  Because I was a non-veteran White male federal employee, I had to make GS-13 (currently $94,610) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $111,801) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $131,508) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $161,900) by age 40 or my career would be wasted and I would be gotten rid of.)
http://wqad.com/2017/08/10/deadline-looms-for-illinois-schools-to-receive-state-education-funding/

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— How Wheaton saved its historic House of Seven Gables
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/08/09/how-wheaton-saved-its-historic-house-of-seven-gables/dyvgoz4/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Critics of SB1 veto blast Rauner’s changes without numbers to back up claims – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/critics-of-sb-veto-blast-rauner-s-changes-without-numbers/article_2e0c812e-7d50-11e7-8392-ffc559a4796a.html

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— MADIGAN CALLS SESSION ON GOVERNOR’S DAY  The House speaker’s spokesman claims the session is not a political move. – Joe Kaiser
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/madigan-calls-session-on-governors-day/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Pregnancy Centers Win Second Injunction against Illinois Abortion Referral Mandate – John Biver
https://illinoisfamily.org/religious/pregnancy-centers-win-second-injunction-illinois-abortion-referral-mandate/

 

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— KORECKI: TWITTER FIGHT ALERT — Rauner’s new Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, Michael Lucci, got into a bit of a Twitter tiff on Wednesday with Capitol Fax’s Rich Miller. The war? Seemed to start when Miller corrected Lucci, who was in an exchange over the school funding bill. It then morphed into whether Miller deleted Lucci’s written remarks in the comments section on Miller’s popular Capitol Fax blog. Rich Miller: “I never admitted that or anything close to that. Please, seek help.” Michael Lucci: “Do you want me to start posting comments you deleted? Like when I caught you supporting a policy that was born of racism?” Miller responds: “Are they in the same box as your first tooth?”  (DIERSEN: What do you say to Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINO activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who pander to Rich Miller, but who fail/refuse to keep
diersen@aol.com on their press release lists and press advisory lists?)
http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/illinois-playbook/2017/08/10/politico-illinois-playbook-pritzker-taps-stratton-as-running-mate-rauner-staffers-tweet-war-madigans-governors-day-surprise-221792

 

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP: “Juliana Stratton Owes Her Political Career to Mike Madigan”  (DIERSEN: Who do you owe your career to?  My Democrat IRS superiors got rid of the IRS manager who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My GAO Democrat GAO superiors got rid of the GAO manager who hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/08/10/ilgop-juliana-stratton-owes-her-political-career-to-mike-madigan/
— Crete-Monee superintendent predicts Rauner AV will mean cuts for his district  (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/crete-monee-superintendent-predicts-rauner-av-will-mean-cuts-for-his-district/
— Rauner: “I’ll never claim to be a perfect person”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/08/10/rauner-i%e2%80%99ll-never-claim-to-be-a-perfect-person/

 

FOX NEWS
— Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel welcomes criminal aliens – Hans von Spakovsky and Benjamin Janacek, Heritage Foundation
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/08/09/chicago-mayor-rahm-emanuel-welcomes-criminal-aliens.html

 

GOPUSA
— Chicago’s lawsuit against sanctuary city crackdown is absurd
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=28391
— Media language police hate it but Trump’s ‘fury and fire’ sure beats Obama’s butt-kissing
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=28465
— Concealed carry now allowed on campus, so this teacher showed up in armor (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they hate those who support the Second Amendment.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=28453
— Low-energy Jeb: Donald Trump’s first 200 days have been ‘exhausting’ (DIERSEN: What would your critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shot shows that you have “low energy?”  My critics/opponents would stress a) that I did not earn a job-related bachelor’s degree until I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees until I was 27, 31, and 48, b) that I did not earn job-related professional certifications until I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) that I did not earn a job-related professional license until I was 32.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=28434
— The feds are spending millions to encourage low-income Californians to shop at farmers markets
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=28457

 

ONE NEWS NOW
— GOP governor welcomes ‘Barack Obama Day’ – Chad Groening  (DIERSEN: My RINO critics/opponents, their RINO operatives, and their RINO dupes are far closer to Obama than they are to Trump.)
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2017/08/09/gop-governor-welcomes-barack-obama-day
(FROM THE ARTICLE: An Illinois-based pro-family activist says he’s appalled that the state’s Republican governor signed legislation designating “Barack Obama Day.”  Gov. Bruce Rauner made it official, signing Senate Bill 55 which means beginning in 2018 Illinois will recognize August 4 as “Barack Obama Day.” Rauner says it won’t be a formal state holiday with paid time off but it will be a day of acknowledgment and celebration. Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth says Rauner is the perfect example of a “Rhino Republican.” “A Republican governor heaping praise on the most immoral promoting president in American history, Barack Obama,” LaBarbera complains, “who ushered in homosexual so-called marriage, who mocked the authority of the Bible, who promoted abortion, who loves Planned Parenthood. With Republicans like that, who needs Democrats?” The argument from liberals that there is a similar holiday honoring President Ronald Reagan is a ridiculous comparison, he also insists. “To compare the two is an insult to Ronald Reagan,” LaBarbera insists. “Ronald Reagan was one of the greatest presidents we ever had.” Reagan led the West in a fight to crush Communism, LaBarbera recalls, while Obama “sucked up” to Cuba’s dictators. It’s insulting, he says, to put Obama in the same category.)

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— THE SHAMEFUL BLACKOUT OF THOMAS, SOWELL AND WILLIAMS – Larry Elder  (DIERSEN: Me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are blacked out by individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/uncategorized/the-shameful-blackout-of-thomas-sowell-and-williams/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Congressional staffers lament need for resources and raises, but not transparency and accountability – Stephen Dinan
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/9/congress-staffers-report-dire-risk-from-slim-budge/

 

THE BLAZE
— Freedom Foundation sues Seattle over tax targeting the ‘rich’ – Beth Baumann (DIERSEN: What the Democrats who run Seattle really want to tax are those individuals, organizations, and companies that are Republican.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/08/09/freedom-foundation-sues-seattle-over-tax-targeting-the-rich/
— If protecting my child’s innocence means I’m keeping him in a ‘Christian bubble,’ so be it – Matt Walsh  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who promote a) LGBTQ activity, b) abortion, c) booze, gambling, pot and other vices, and/or d) other terrible things would say that I grew up in a “Missouri Synod Lutheran bubble” in Crete.)
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/if-protecting-my-childs-innocence-means-im-keeping-him-in-a-christian-bubble-so-be-it/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Here’s A List Of The 5 Biggest NY Times Screw Ups This Year – Jack Crowe (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would paint as being screw ups a) my including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that they do not like and b) my including comments in those emails that they do not like.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/09/heres-a-list-of-the-5-biggest-ny-times-screw-ups-this-year/

 

HOT AIR
— Current Google Employee: ‘Google Is Run Like A Religious Cult’ – JOHN SEXTON
http://hotair.com/archives/2017/08/09/current-google-employee-google-run-like-religious-cult/

 

TOWNHALL
— Poll: Sweeping Support for Major Elements of Trump’s New Immigration Proposal – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2017/08/10/poll-trumps-new-immigration-proposal-is-pretty-popular-n2366646

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Google Receives 95 Theses of Diversity and Inclusion – MICHAEL BRENDAN DOUGHERTY
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/450237/google-anti-diversity-memo-threatens-political-correctness-religion

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Google is more afraid of liberal outrage than federal law – Philip Wegmann  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government were more afraid of Democrat politicians than federal law.)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/google-is-more-afraid-of-liberal-outrage-than-federal-law/article/2630905

 

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s war on leaks is really a war on whistleblowers.”
http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/09/opinions/whistleblowers-opinion-litman-knobler/index.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— When Government Defames  No judicial remedy exists if a federal official slanders you – AZIZ HUQ  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have slandered me. They feel free to do that because I have always had a policy of forgiving those who trespass me.  But I am reconsidering that policy.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/10/opinion/government-defamation-white-house-slander.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Imagine that a senior government official takes to Twitter, makes a call to a national news outlet or goes on national television to disparage you. Imagine that he tells lies about you to a national audience, lies harmful to your professional or personal future. What could you do to remedy the situation? You might seek a retraction. Perhaps you would go to colleagues and friends to privately plead your side of the case. Or if you were lucky enough to have a national platform of your own, maybe you would try to correct the defamatory statement in public. But one thing you couldn’t do is sue. No judicial remedy exists when a federal official defames someone. This gap in the law isn’t a result of a conscious decision by Congress or federal judges to protect the government’s ability to defame you. It was created inadvertently. In an age when the political lie is being weaponized to increasing effect, it’s an oversight Congress should redress.)
— The Alt-Right Finds a New Enemy in Silicon Valley – KEVIN ROOSE
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/09/business/alt-right-silicon-valley-google-memo.html
— Eric Bolling, Suspended by Fox News, Sues Over Lewd-Photo Article – EMILY STEEL
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/09/business/eric-bolling-fox-news-lawsuit-lewd-photo-article.html

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Disgraced ex-White House communications boss Anthony Scaramucci blasts reporter for recording phone interview – ELIZABETH ELIZALDE
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/scaramucci-blasts-reporter-recording-phone-interview-article-1.3398437

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trumpian Fury on North Korea – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Will those who oppose declaring war against North Korea stress that unlike Mexico, North Korea a) has not illegally sent many millions of its citizens illegally into America illegally, b) has not illegally kept many millions of its citizens in America illegally, or c) has not illegally sent many mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally? Constructively, Mexico has declared war on America.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumpian-fury-on-north-korea-1502320336
— Intolerant Democrats Devour Their Own  The party’s left wing wants to purge anyone opposed to abortion or single-payer health. – Karl Rove  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about past and present Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party leaders who focused/focus on purging those like me who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), gambling, Second Amendment, and other planks in the Republican Party platform and the Illinois Republican Party platform. I should write a book about past and present MTRCC leaders who focused/focus on purging those like me who support the MTRCC resolution against video gambling.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/intolerant-democrats-devour-their-own-1502320565
— Liberalism’s Summer of ’17  Liberals whine about being governed by Trump. Pity those governed by them. – Daniel Henninger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/liberalisms-summer-of-17-1502320215
— How Trump Won, in Two Dimensions  A study shows the 2016 electorate was more socially than economically conservative. – F.H. Buckley  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs who hint/imply/argue/shout that for Republicans, “the platform is the problem.” They want Republicans to dump the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), gambling, Second Amendment, and other planks in the Republican Party platform and the Illinois Republican Party platform.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-trump-won-in-two-dimensions-1502320256

 

USA TODAY
— Googler fired for diversity memo had legit points on gender – Cathy Young
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/08/08/googler-fired-diversity-memo-had-point-researchers-agree/548518001/
— How German Jews joined the U.S. Army and helped beat the Nazis – George Petras  (DIERSEN: My outstanding grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, my outstanding uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and my outstanding father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F. It is sad to see that Germany is again turning against America.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2017/07/25/how-german-jews-joined-u-s-army-and-helped-beat-nazis/493634001/
— It’s taking longer than ever to get hired, Glassdoor survey shows – Kellie Ell (DIERSEN: If I had been a veteran, I would have had the veterans preference, and the Post Office, IRS, and GAO would have offered me jobs much sooner than they did. If I had been a veteran, the Post office, IRS, and GAO would not have wasted my career and gotten rid of me because I failed to make GS-13 (currently $94,610) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $111,801) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $131,508) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $161,900) by age 40. If I had been a veteran, I might still be a GAO employee because GAO’s employees who are veterans are a protected class.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/08/09/its-taking-longer-than-ever-get-hired-glassdoor-survey-shows/551001001/
— Americans are saving less as income lags spending – Paul Davidson (DIERSEN: How did you save by the time you were 29? According to the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine, a) for 1977, when I was 29 years old, my income was $26,563, my expenses were $22,041, and I saved $4,522 and b) as of December 31, 1977, my assets were $113,487, my debts were $59,537, and my net worth was $53,950. My income included $22,449 IRS salary and $2,675 rental income. My expenses included $9,479 mortgage payments and condo fees, $4,900 income taxes, $2,198 food and entertainment, $1,568 pension contributions, and $823 tuition and books.  My assets included a $60,000 Outer Drive East (ODE) condo, a $26,000 University Park town home, $7,393 in retirement contributions, $6,333 in savings, and a $6,000 1972 Corvette. My debts included a $38,795 ODE condo mortgage and a $19,380 University Park town home mortgage.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/08/09/americans-saving-less-income-lags-spending/549177001/

 

WISCONSIN GAZETTE
— Retired naval officer calls for gay marriage in GOP platform  A retired Navy captain is asking Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to support adding marriage equality to the GOP platform. McDonnell chairs the committee that will propose a platform at the national convention in Tampa later this month. Retired Navy Capt. Joan Darrah, in a letter to McDonnell, said the freedom to marry is in keeping with the party’s ideology. (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity work very hard against those like me who do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
http://www.wisconsingazette.com/news/retired-naval-officer-calls-for-gay-marriage-in-gop-platform/article_d53933a7-81c9-5dd3-ba8a-436a551a7f10.html

 

NEWS NETWORK
— With A DACA Summer Job, A Bumper Crop Of Worry – ESMY JIMENEZ  (DIERSEN: Less competition from illegals and from recent legal immigrants was a major reason why I was able to get jobs doing yard work and delivering newspapers 1962-1964; washing dishes 1964-1966; cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966; delivering mail 1966-1969; working on an automobile assemble line and as a security guard in 1970; selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumping gasoline 1971-1972; collecting delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and auditing federal agencies 1980-1997.)
http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/daca-summer-job-bumper-crop-worry

 

AUTO WEEK
— Would you drive this biodegradable car made from sugar beets and flax?  (DIERSEN: Many, if not most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would say YES!)
http://autoweek.com/article/green-cars/dutch-students-create-biodegradable-car-sugar-beets-and-flax

 

LOOP NET
— OFFICE BUILDING FOR SALE: 100 West Roosevelt Road, Wheaton – $1,399,999
http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/20452453/100-W-Roosevelt-Rd-Wheaton-IL/

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.