August 12 Evening Edition

WILLIAM J. KELLY
— MONDAY MEDIA ALERT: “Speak Out Against SB31 Illinois’ Sanctuary State Bill” Rally During Gov. Rauner’s Appearance at WTTW Studios in Chicago
http://www.williamjkelly.org/news/monday-media-alert-speak-out-against-sb31-illinois-sanctuary-state-bill-rally

 

ABC7
— 1 dead, 19 injured after car hits crowd at white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/1-dead-19-injured-after-car-hits-crowd-at-white-nationalist-rally-in-charlottesville-va/2300640/

 

NBC5
— Illinois Officials React to Violence at White Nationalist Rally in Virginia
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/emanuel-rauner-react-virginia-white-nationalist-rally-440073903.html
— Va. White Nationalist Rally: 1 Dead After Car Crashes Into Crowd, 2 Troopers Dead in Helicopter Crash  Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and police dressed in riot gear ordered people to disperse after chaotic violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protestors – Sarah Rankin
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Injuries-at-University-Virginia-March-440032083.html
— Rauner Hires Sen. Johnson’s Former Campaign Manager Betsy Ankney – Mary Ann Ahern and Shelby Bremer
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/bruce-rauner-campaign-manager-betsy-ankney-440066213.html

 

CBS2
— City Of Chicago Offers Advice In Event Of Nuclear Attack
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/08/10/what-to-do-after-a-nuclear-attack/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote a “racist website.”
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/273516609-story

 

WLA AM
— Rauner: Emanuel taking needless risk – Bill Cameron,
http://www.wlsam.com/2017/08/12/rauner-emanuel-taking-needless-risk/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— State Rep. Jeanne Ives responds to Chicago Inc. article
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/ct-state-rep-jeanne-ives-responds-to-chicago-inc-article-20170811-story.html
— Illinois’ abortion notification law harms free speech – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-abortion-speech-scotus-0814-md-20170811-story.html
— Trump blames ‘many sides’ after violent white supremacist rally in Virginia – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-charlottesville-violence-20170812-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— CPS would lose nearly $500 million under gov’s school funding plan
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-would-lose-nearly-500-million-under-govs-school-funding-plan/
— 1 dead, 19 injured in Charlottesville after white nationalist rally – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/violent-cases-erupt-at-white-supremacist-rally-in-virginia/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— How much more will health care cost your company in 2018? – KRISTEN SCHORSCH
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170812/ISSUE01/170819946/how-much-will-company-health-care-costs-go-up-in-2018

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Spend Governor’s Day at the Capitol this year – Doug Finke
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170812/statehouse-insider-spend-governors-day-at-capitol-this-year

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Legislators should make local schools their priority, not politics – Editorial
http://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20170811/editorial-legislators-should-make-local-schools-their-priority-not-politics

 

HERALD REVIEW
— Rauner: Decatur schools get $3 million more under veto plan – ALLISON PETTY
http://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/rauner-decatur-schools-get-million-more-under-veto-plan/article_c3b91195-66ec-563d-aec3-938198f1fa56.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— This is how much Illinois spends per inmate each year – ROGER SCHLUETER
http://www.bnd.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/answer-man/article166830882.html

 

PONTIAC DAILY LEADER
— Money not forthcoming creates issues – Paul Westermeyer
http://www.pontiacdailyleader.com/news/20170812/money-not-forthcoming-creates-issues

 

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— What’s Really Happening in Springfield Forum
https://www.nctv17.com/news/whats-really-happening-in-springfield/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— ISBE: Nearly all Illinois school districts would receive more state funding under Rauner reform plan – Dan McCaleb
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/isbe-nearly-all-illinois-school-districts-would-receive-more-state/article_340a4446-7f74-11e7-b944-afdb58d640ad.html

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— NEW COOK COUNTY MINIMUM WAGE, SICK LEAVE MANDATES BURDEN SKOKIE BUSINESSES – Amy Korte
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/new-cook-county-minimum-wage-sick-leave-mandates-burden-skokie-businesses/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Hollywood Profanity Wears Thin with Viewers, but So Does Discernment – Micah Clark
https://illinoisfamily.org/media/hollywood-profanity-wears-thin-viewers-discernment/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RAUNER EMPHASIZES “BROKEN” 10 TIMES IN NATIONAL CABLE NEWS INTERVIEW
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/08/rauner-emphasizes-broken-10-times-in-national-cable-news-interview.html
— TRANSCRIPT OF FOX NEWS’ INTERVIEW WITH ILLINOIS GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/08/transcript-of-fox-news-interview-with-illinois-governor-bruce-rauner.html
— WILL COUNTY CONSIDERS VOTE TO SAVE TAXPAYERS BY ENDING ELECTED OFFICIALS’ PENSIONS  (DIERSEN: To qualify for my Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension, I had to work 40 hour per week 1971-1997, but I got full-time CSRS credit for 1966-1969 even though I only worked part-time.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/08/will-county-considers-vote-to-save-taxpayers-by-ending-elected-officials-pensions.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Asking Will County taxpayers to contact their board members before Thursday night’s meeting, Balich said there is no enforcement how many hours they work as they answer only to the public. “The IMRF the pension plan only requires 600 hours per year which is 11 ½ hours a week with reporting by the elected office holder. Pension double-dipping is another problem,” he wrote.)

 

CAPITOL FAX
— As expected, Rauner’s AV drastically short-changes CPS
https://capitolfax.com/2017/08/12/as-expected-rauners-av-drastically-short-changes-cps/

 

GOPUSA
— GOP senators defend McConnell’s leadership of do-nothing Senate
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=28572
— Farms adjusting to life without illegal alien labor
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=28530
— Pundits stand with Kim Jong Un
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=28577

 

BLAZE
— DNC deputy chairman claims Kim Jong-Un is more responsible than Trump — immediately regrets it – Chris Enloe
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/08/12/dnc-deputy-chairman-claims-kim-jong-un-is-more-responsible-than-trump-immediately-regrets-it/

 

THE HILL
— Trump condemns violence erupting at white nationalist protest – MAX GREENWOOD
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/346319-trump-condemns-far-right-protests-in-charlottesville?rnd=1502559292
— It’s time for McConnell to fight with Trump instead of against him – JENNY BETH MARTIN
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/lawmaker-news/346179-its-time-for-mcconnell-to-fight-with-trump-instead-of
— Three dead after violent clashes at white nationalist rally – JORDAN FABIAN
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/346346-one-dead-after-violent-clashes-at-white-nationalist-rally?rnd=1502578816

 

POLITICO
— Trump condemns ‘bigotry and violence’ in Charlottesville clashes – BRENT D. GRIFFITHS
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/12/trump-denounces-hate-violence-charlottesville-241571

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— State of Emergency Declared in Charlottesville After Protests Turn Violent – SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and BRIAN M. ROSENTHAL
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/12/us/charlottesville-protest-white-nationalist.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In an editorial unethically made to look like a news article, anti-Trumps glorify and praise those who come to America illegally, who stay in America illegally, and who bring others to America illegally.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/12/us/stay-hide-or-leave-hard-choices-for-immigrants-in-the-heartland.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— At least 10 pedestrians struck along route of white nationalist rally in Charlottesville; one fatality, according to mayor – Joe Heim, Ellie Silverman, T. Rees Shapiro and Emma Brown
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/fights-in-advance-of-saturday-protest-in-charlottesville/2017/08/12/155fb636-7f13-11e7-83c7-5bd5460f0d7e_story.html
— Google employees face fear, uncertainty in aftermath of divisive memo – Elizabeth Dwoskin  (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, Democrats will force Google to “look like America,” that is, sooner or later, Democrats will force Google to get rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/google-employees-face-fear-uncertainty-in-aftermath-of-divisive-memo/2017/08/11/5edd7a00-7ee1-11e7-83c7-5bd5460f0d7e_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Car Strikes Protesters, Killing One, Amid Clashes Over Confederate Statue  Charlottesville city officials said there were ‘multiple injuries’ from the car hitting pedestrians – Cameron McWhirter and  Douglas Belkin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/hundreds-face-off-ahead-of-white-nationalist-rally-in-virginia-1502553066

 

SALON
— Bernie Sanders, the socialist revival and the unexpected upsurge of millennial Marxism  Bernie Sanders proved socialism isn’t dead — and some young people are open to the banished ideas of Karl Marx – CONOR LYNCH
http://www.salon.com/2017/08/12/bernie-sanders-the-socialist-revival-and-the-unexpected-upsurge-of-millennial-marxism/

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.