August 11 Morning Edition

— Top Illinois GOP donor William Kunkler: Hopes Trump is ‘humiliated’ on Election Day – Rick Pearson  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps are counting on Trump to lose big time in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America.  Of course, anti-Trumps are already making plans to a) first get rid of Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America and b) then get rid of all those in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America who do not share their hatred of Trump.  If you are a member any of the following groups and you are not shouting your hated of Trump, the anti-Trumps will get rid of you: Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or your whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  If you are of German national origin and/or if you are a draft dodger, you are in especially big trouble.  Anti-Trumps are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  Anti-Trumps are disciples of Saul Alinsky. If/when the anti-Trumps come to destroy you, what will you do?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A veteran Republican campaign donor who’s pushing for immigration reform says he hopes “Trump and his supporters are humiliated” on Election Day. William Kunkler, a private equity executive who backed Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s unsuccessful bid for the Republican presidential nomination, said he wasn’t voting for the GOP nominee and expected Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would become president and move quickly to push immigration changes. “Republicans will be licking their wounds after the effects of Trump leading the ticket and should be willing to deal with (Clinton) on sensible reform,” Kunkler, co-chair of the Illinois Business Immigration Council, said at a panel hosted by the group and, the immigration advocacy organization founded by Facebook Chairman Mark Zuckerberg. Kunkler — who backed and helped bundle campaign cash for previous GOP nominees including Arizona Sen. John McCain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — was one of the few speakers to openly mention Trump by name to an audience at the tech incubator TechNexus in the Lyric Opera building. From the launch of his campaign in June of last year, Trump has vowed to build a wall on the Mexican border, called some immigrants from Mexico “criminals” and “rapists,” proposed to ban Muslims from immigrating and later expanded his plan to include immigrants from counties engaged in supporting terrorism. Calling Trump’s rhetoric “ugly and hateful,” Kunkler noted “the number of Latinos registered to vote has increased substantially (from 2012), and the turnout of this group is expected to be much higher to fight back against Trump. I support that fight and hope Trump and his supporters are humiliated at the polls.” John Rowe, former chairman of Exelon Corp. and another co-chair of the business council, said he found this election season “especially challenging for those of us who generally vote Republican.” Along with belief in “moderate taxes (and) individual responsibility,” Rowe said like-minded Republicans “also believe in people.” “We have an opportunity as a country to continue to make this melting pot work. It’s a challenge. We have no alternative but to make it work,” he said. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, who represents the Miami area, appeared on a panel with Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, North Shore Rep. Robert Dold and state Senate GOP leader Christine Radogno. The Florida congressman said he was optimistic a comprehensive reform plan that addressed border security and people in this country illegally could be accomplished. Kirk and Dold have said they do not support Trump, while Diaz-Balart has said he will vote for the GOP nominee. “Eventually the (critical) noise has to settle, the window of opportunity will open — it doesn’t have to open much — and it requires the extremes to kind of just shut the hell up,” Diaz-Balart said. “I’m convinced that noise, which is a lot of noise, is a small part of our country.” Radogno said the “red meat” being fed low-information voters about immigrants and immigration needs to be replaced with education. “I think that one of the worst things that we can do, and we see that going on right now and we see it in both parties, is making immigration a political issue, and what we do is feed people’s lack of information, the misinformation that they have. I think if people are educated, they understand … that immigration makes sense from an economic perspective, from a business perspective.”)
— Who’s financing the fight against fair legislative maps? – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Who are your critics/opponents?  How much religious, government, political, and/or financial clout do they have? How much money and other things of value do they promise/give their operatives and their dupes to destroy you?  Operatives and dupes for my critics/opponents talk and act like they been promised lots of money, a new home, a new car, a sweetheart job, a sweetheart contract, favorable legislation, and lots more if they succeed in destroying me.)
— Trump compares Clinton to Blagojevich, accuses her of ‘pay to play’
— Vincent Persico, teacher, state legislator, lobbyist, dies at 67 – Bob Goldsborough
— See this, ‘honey’? ABA now says lawyers shouldn’t discriminate, harass – Phil Rosenthal


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump ‘joke’ was beyond reckless.”
— Don’t let digital campaign tools undermine democracy – Dick Simpson and Betty O’Shaughnessy
— SNEED: Sneed is told Ken Griffin, the state’s richest man — who happens to also be a Republican and a huge donor to GOPer Gov. Bruce Rauner’s coffers — has yet to donate any money to Trump’s presidential campaign.
— SNEED: Malia’s timing? Hmmm. The web was burning up with a RadarOnline report Wednesday first daughter Malia Obama, 18, was snapped smoking what looked like pot while twerking away at Lollapalooza in Chicago on Sunday, July 31. But hang on. Here’s a timeline: Longtime pal/attorney Brendan O’Connor left Sneed a phone message that Sunday to report he had just spotted Malia and her girlfriends at Lollapalooza at 4 p.m.; observed them for about 45 minutes; noted the retinue of Secret Service agents; and was stunned by Malia’s impressive composure. “Let me tell you, the Obamas would be very proud of the classy way Malia was handling herself,” O’Connor’s phone message stated. “I did not engage with them, but I was only 20 feet away,” O’Connor told Sneed on Wednesday, shortly after the alleged pot story broke. “Malia was sitting on the lawn with six girlfriends like normal kids, no VIP treatment. No guys in tow. All very respectful, and all behaving better than the average idiots attending the concerts. The Secret Service had a perimeter around her. And no one appeared to be drinking or smoking. They had walked around to see the group Years & Years and the singer Halsey.” Less than an hour later, RadarOnline claimed, Malia was tagged by a witness inhaling what smelled like pot passed to her by some guy while watching the Bryson Tiller concert. “I’d be very surprised,” said O’Connor. “The Secret Service may have been wearing casual shirts and summer shorts, but they were out in full force.” Well, hey.


— DuPage panel backs plan to use lobbying firms – Robert Sanchez  (DIERSEN: What do you lobby for?  I lobby for the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.  Of course, needless-to-say, those who reject all or part of the aforesaid work against me.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the Daily Herald promotes Islam.


— What happens when women want promotions? See Hillary Clinton – EMILIA DIMENCO  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to hire, to retain, and to promote women.  If one of my Democrat female coworkers threatened to quit, and especially if she was a minority and/or younger, my superiors would bend the rules to keep her, if not break the rules to keep her.  To make way for women, my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted the careers of and got rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)


— GOP Central Committeeman Floreth ‘100 percent’ with Trump – Bernard Schoenburg
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: SJ-R promotes 50 anti-Trump national security experts. What are you an expert on?  On what do you base that claim?


— Disgraced ex-congressman Mark Foley sits behind Trump at rally  Foley sent sexually explicit texts to underage teen boys – CNN  (DIERSEN: Are you an activist, candidate, elected official, party leader, major donor, political consultant, etc.?  Do you have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout?  Who do you want to sit behind you at your rallies?  Who do you NOT want to sit behind you at your rallies?)
— Donald Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of ‘pay-for-play’  New Clinton emails released – CNN


— Monee Residents Call For Mayor Farquhar To Step Down  Residents call for Monee mayor to resign after he is charged with felony aggravated battery – Chris Russell And Karen Haave


— Illinois Issues: A Crash Course In Economics  Campus communities in the state feel the consequences of drastic higher education cuts. – HANNAH MEISEL


— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS AND ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Report shows state won’t survive 2nd recession – Kelsey Gibbs


— Pastors File Federal Lawsuit Against Illinois – Laurie Higgins


— Democrat Strickland cheered timing of Scalia’s death as audience clapped  (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican?  How loudly will the Democrats, Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Greens, Green plants, and RINOs cheer and clap when you die?)
— Did an email help ‘our friend’ hang by neck?
— WikiLeaks offers $20K reward in shooting death of DNC staffer


— A Republican “Surrender” To Hillary? – George Rasley  (DIERSEN: RINOs are much closer to Democrats than they are to Republicans.)


— Group of Pitzer College Students Refuse to Live With Whites: ‘Don’t See How This Is Racist’ – Kate Scanlon


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Triumps say “Gloom sets in for GOP.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Triumps say “RNC chairman warned Trump to change campaign.” – Rebecca Savransky


— Trump Likes The Kurds. They’d Like An Apology.  (DIERSEN: I hereby again take back all the apologies that I have ever made, including the one that I made yesterday.  If my accusers give me their accusations against me in writing, I might reconsider.)


— Clinton, in Mormon pitch, compares Trump to religious persecutors – Dan Merica (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote Islam, Democrats and RINOs demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you.)


— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: One Ally Remains Firmly Behind Donald Trump: The N.R.A. – NICK CORASANITI and ALEXANDER BURNS
— FRONT PAGE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Democrat plants, Libertarians, Libertarian plants, Greens, Green plants, and RINOs make it clear that they want to destroy America by turning everyone in America into a stoner.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Baltimore’s police for Baltimore’s problems.
— Modest to Majestic: A Look at Hillary and Bill Clinton’s Homes Over the Years – AMY CHOZICKAU
— Stress Over Family Finances Propelled Hillary Clinton Into Corporate World – AMY CHOZICK  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents would stress that my wife has been employed since 1966, and were it not for her income, a) I might not have taken an $18,459 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old and b) I might not have succumbed to my Democrat GAO superiors’ pressure to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Yes, the Republican Party could leave Donald Trump high and dry to save itself.”
— OUTSTANDING: U.S. will affirm its prohibition on medical marijuana – Lenny Bernstein


— Malia Obama appears to be smoking pot at Lollapalooza – Natalie Musumeci


— Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Target Each Other’s Vulnerabilities  The GOP nominee questions his rival’s ethics and honesty while Mrs. Clinton stokes doubts about Trump’s temperament – BETH REINHARD and PETER NICHOLAS (DIERSEN: What are your vulnerabilities?  My vulnerabilities include the following: I am conservative, Republican, American, White, male, old (67), non-poor, a gun owner, all my ancestors immigrated to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s, I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, I avoided the draft, my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years and I have been federal retiree for almost 19 years, and I refuse to promote dependency on government, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the Second Amendment, race and gender based preference giving, age discrimination, or vices including pot, booze, or gambling.)


— This piling on must stop  News media fixate on Mr. Trump’s comments instead of fairly covering Clinton’s damaging actions. – Jeff Sessions
— Under fire, Trump always blames media – Rem Rieder  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes blame me for all the defeats that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. My critics/opponents a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or 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.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump has destroyed principled opposition to amnesty.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Hey, Trump Republicans  If you care for your party or your country, why are you still riding this runaway train?”


FOX 19
— Hamilton County GOP in Ohio endorses Trump – Steve Beynon (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain?  At your next township, ward, and/or county party organization meeting, if you made a motion calling for the organization to endorse Trump/Pence, who would second that motion, what would you say in support of that motion, what would others say in support of that motion, what would others say in opposition to that motion, and would the motion pass or fail and by how much?  At the August 17, 2016 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) meeting in Springfield, will your representative on the IRP SCC make a motion calling for the IRP SCC to endorse Trump/Pence?  If not, why not?)


— Creating safe places, one house at a time –  Geri Corey  (DIERSEN: Not that I need or want any kind of “safe place,” but the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall has certainly not been a “safe place” for me.  I should write a book about nasty, troubled, failed, and/or vicious people who since 2002 have bullied me, scolded me, berated me, intimidated me, browbeated me, demonized me, denigrated me, condemned me, and threatened me in the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall. The aforesaid a) talk and act like they have the authorization if not encouragement of those who own/operate the Wheaton Bowl and b) know that my policy has always been to forgive those who trespass against me and they are counting on me to keep that policy.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps as “Will Trump energize the Latino vote?” Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at Latinos that Republicans have caused all the problems that Latinos have, are causing all the problems that Latinos have, and will forever cause all the problems that Latinos have.  If Clinton wins, what actions will she have Latinos take against Republicans?  Of course, she will have Latinos boycott Republicans, but what stronger actions will she have them take?)


— Donald Trump Says He’s OK With Losing the Election – Alexandra Mondalek  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, if/when Trump loses, anti-Trumps will first destroy Trump’s supporters and then they will destroy those who do not hate Trump.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Thursday while calling in to CNBC’s “Squawk Box” morning show, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he’s “ok” with losing the election. “All I do is tell the truth, and if at the end of 90 days I’ve fallen short because I’m somewhat politically correct, even though I’m supposed to be the smart one, and even though I’m supposed to have a lot of good ideas, it’s ok, you know, I go back to a, a very good way of life. It’s not what I’m looking to do I think we’re going to have a victory, but we’ll see.” The most recent Real Clear Politics poll shows Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton ahead of Trump by almost eight points, echoing Trump’s implication: He may very well lose. Of course, the poll numbers follow a series of gaffes the GOP nominee has made in the last few weeks, including making off-kilter comments on sexual harassment and insulting a Gold Star military family. Consistent with his past behavior, Trump hasn’t apologized for the political missteps, either. So, what would Trump do after the election? He could go back to managing his real estate business, though he’s not hurting for work (even though Trump-branded businesses have suffered.) He’s currently worth about $4.5 billion — or $10 billion, according to him.)
— Anita Hill Says Women Still Face an Uphill Battle Fighting Sexual Harassment at Work – Martha C. White  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, a) if you are male, the older that you are, the more that you are presumed to be a sexist and b) if you are White, the older that you are, the more that you are presumed to be a racist.)


— White House Watch: Clinton 43%, Trump 40%, Johnson 8%, Stein 2%
— Most Want to See Clinton, Trump Tax Returns, Medical Records  (DIERSEN: What is strongest thing that you can say about your health?  For me, it is that health problems have not stopped me from putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning since 2004 and also each and every evening since 2015.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Hillary’s New Deal: How a Clinton Presidency Could Transform America.  While Trump’s rise wrecks the GOP, Clinton’s success marks the resilience of the Democratic center.” – Sean Wilentz

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.