August 11 Evening Edition

— Trump: North Korea ‘will regret it fast’ if acts against US ally – AP


— Duckworth to Trump: You Can’t ‘Out-Crazy Kim Jong Un’ – Shelby Bremer
— Cook County Democrats Endorse J.B. Pritzker for Governor – James Neveau
— Cameras Allowed in Courtroom During Hastert Lawsuit Trial


— Senate could consider overriding Rauner’s education funding veto Sunday – Monique Garcia and Rick Pearson
— Republican megadonor Dick Uihlein uses cardboard box catalog to address Chicago murders – Kim Janssen
— Pritzker is endorsed by Cook County Democrats – Rick Pearson
— Illinois names 6 insurers to take part in overhauled Medicaid managed care – Lisa Schencker
— Why Google was wrong to fire James Damore – Clarence Page
— Chicago Public Schools proposes $5.7 billion budget that includes $269 million in city help – Juan Perez Jr. and Hal Dardick
— Emanuel seeks to block feds from imposing new grant rules on sanctuary cities – John Byrne
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump’s suicidal war on his own party.”
— Illinois’ abortion notification law harms free speech – Editorial
— A rare shot for school choice in Illinois – Editorial
— CPS’ let’s-pretend budget – Editorial


— J.B. Pritzker gets Cook County Democrats’ endorsement for governor – Tina Sfondeles
— City to kick in additional $269 million for Chicago schools budget – Lauren FitzPatrick and Fran Spielman
— Claypool cuts back on CPS consultants — but not 3 he has ties to – Lauren FitzPatrick


— The state’s most important job-creating program (EDGE) is about to be revived – GREG HINZ
— Why is Rep. Roskam taking aim at a critical protection for retirees? – STEWART MATHER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Ever-increasingly, “religious leaders” talk and act like the operatives or dupes for the Democrat Party.
— CPS drops bombshell: Needs $269M from city – GREG HINZ
— Rauner names winners in Medicaid overhaul – KRISTEN SCHORSCH
— How Rauner’s late-inning schools gambit opens the ultimate can of worms – RICH MILLER


— DuPage County program aims to improve properties – Robert Sanchez


— Gov. Bruce Rauner to Appear Monday on ‘Chicago Tonight’ – Amanda Vinicky


— It’s “Silly” to Call Him the De Facto Governor, John Tillman Says – Carol Felsenthal




— ILGOP claims Pritzker endorsed by “most crooked organization in IL politics”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Burr Ridge doctor Robert Marshall and Democrat gubernatorial candidate says “Marijuana should be legalized on a nationwide basis.” If you promote pot, you promote destruction.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you promote pot, you promote destruction.
— CPS budget assumes $300 million in new state money, plus unspecified $269 million in local revenue


— House Freedom Caucus files petition to bring Obamacare repeal to vote
— Editorial chair of the Harvard Crimson and a ‘student of color’ finds white friends ‘exhausting’


— Google And Facebook Co-Sponsoring Protest Of Pro-Life Women’s Health Care Clinic – Peter Hasson  (DIERSEN: What percent of Google and Facebook employees 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?)
— Google Is Holding Women Back – Penny Nance  (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes reject the Rutan decision.  They want individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries a) to have the power to destroy those who do not pander to them, b) to have the power to destroy those who refuse to serve as their operatives or dupes, and c) to have the power to destroy those who do not give them money.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Google spent over $265 million in the past few years to try to fix their “diversity” problem and recruit more minorities, including women. The result? Absolutely no change in the percentage of women employed at the company. Something didn’t go well. Maybe it’s because the company has been systematically underpaying women. They are currently embroiled in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor on this very issue and 60 women may take legal action for discrimination. This controversy aside, it is inexcusable (and illegal) that someone should be fired from their job because they stated their opinion and specifically disagreed with the arbiters of political correctness. This is viewpoint discrimination, and it was ruled as a violation of the First Amendment by the Supreme Court in Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois in 1990.)


— Why RINOS Must Go – Blaine Winship  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What do Illinois RINOs, DuPage County RINOs, Milton Township RINOs, Glen Ellyn RINOs, and Wheaton RINOs do? ANSWER: Work against Republicans like me who support the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee Resolution against video gambling. The aforesaid RINOs work especially hard against Republicans like me who a) support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks and b) who oppose promoting vices including booze, gambling, and pot.)


— Job seekers urge Trump to hire American at Mar-a-Lago – Lori Rozsa  (DIERSEN: From what I see, employers that are members of the following groups prefer foreign workers over American workers: 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.)


— Why I Was Fired by Google – James Damore (DIERSEN: I should write a book about a) why my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) why my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) why my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
— Number of Americans Caught Underpaying Some Taxes Surges 40%  People who pay taxes quarterly—such as gig workers, retirees and business owners—are getting their payments wrong – Laura Saunders


— Stressful jobs affect health more than no job at all (DIERSEN: To get me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors made it clear that if I did not, they would make my GAO job a living hell.)


— LEASED OFFICE CONDO FOR SALE: 610 West Roosevelt Road, Wheaton – $162,000

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.