August 12 Morning Edition

— Despite 2 voter rejections, Wheaton-Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 plans to construct new building — and gets sued over it – Bob Goldsborough (DIERSEN: What are your connections with this issue? My wife and I have paid real estate taxes big time to District 200 since 1978. We have never attended any District 200 school and we have never sent any child to any District 200 school. The District 200 headquarters is in my precinct as well as Whittier Grade School and Edison Middle School. Janet Shaw is a fellow Milton Township Republican Precinct Committeeman. I know Dan Wagner and his wife. I understand that the lawsuit has been assigned to Judge Bonnie Wheaton.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Twice since 2013, voters in the Wheaton and Warrenville area have rejected referendum proposals to raise taxes for the construction of a new preschool. Despite that, the Community Unit School District 200 board is proceeding with building a new Jefferson Early Childhood Center without voter approval through a different form of financing. But now a resident who opposes that measure has sued the district in DuPage County Circuit Court, seeking to halt the plans. Those in favor of building a new childhood center call the current 26,500-square-foot building outdated and note that the district in recent years has renovated or built anew every other school building except Jefferson. Jefferson, which was constructed in 1958 and had 277 pupils as of June, offers a traditional preschool and early childhood intervention for youths with mental or physical disabilities. Voters rejected a referendum proposal for a new Jefferson school in 2013, and again said no in 2017 as part of a much larger, $132 million proposal involving other district schools as well. Board President Jim Vroman said that after the 2017 referendum proposal failed, the district surveyed voters and found that “a substantial majority” supported building a new Jefferson. “That told us that voters were against the tax increase that the referendum would have generated if we had proceeded,” he said. Instead, the board agreed with a suggestion by a district financial adviser to use lease certificates, or secured lease credit financing, to fund a new Jefferson. District 200 would oversee construction of the estimated $15.5 million, 41,544-square-foot building, while Zions Bank would own the building. . .Frequent board critic Janet Shaw, who runs a blog that scrutinizes the district’s finances, long has questioned the legality of using lease certificates and added that “my real problem is that we don’t need (the new school building).” Shaw has filed suit against District 200, demanding a halt to the current plan to finance a new Jefferson. She is seeking a judge to require District 200’s board to submit a proposal for the new school building to the public via a referendum question. “District 200 is tampering with election results right here in DuPage County,” Shaw said. “The district thinks that by using the magic word ‘lease,’ its two failed referendum efforts and the will of the community are somehow erased and it can proceed in an identical manner as if a referendum had been adopted by the community to build and finance a new school.” A district spokesperson declined to comment on the lawsuit. Dan Wagner, a parent and longtime proponent of a new Jefferson, called the existing building outmoded, with some instruction occurring in converted broom closets. He added that the building lacks air conditioning, which precludes some special needs pupils from participating in gym classes.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN THE NAPERVILLE SUN: Employee compensation hikes have cost Naperville more than $500,000 in up-front pension payments – Erin Hegarty and Sarah Freishtat
— 10 wounded since daybreak Saturday in separate city shootings – Deanese Williams-Harris
— GOP congressional nominee who is also a Holocaust denier confronts write-in opponent at candidacy announcement – Frank Vaisvilas
— US budget deficit totals $76.9 billion in July – AP–budget-deficit-20180810-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: AP says “Democratic voters hold an enthusiasm edge.” QUESTION: What harms Republican enthusiasm? ANSWER: Republican candidates who fail/refuse to promise to defend/advance the Republican Party platform.)–midterms-democratic-turnout-20180811-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps want Trump to join them in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning Whites as being racists.–trump-race-20180811-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Go ahead, get that tattoo. Your boss shouldn’t mind. – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
— Should doctors ask patients about their sexual orientation? – Alison Bowen
— Despite crackdown, immigrants flowing through Arizona border – AP–immigration-arizona-20180807-story.html


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Members of the following groups refer to themselves as being “we:” anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In an editorial unethically made to look like a news article, the Daily Herald promotes Lauren Underwood.
— Area couple attend Mustang celebration – Matt Avery
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Members of the following groups say “You will not defeat us:” anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The State of Illinois promotes LGBTQ activity. To promote LGBTQ activity is to drive traditional families out of the state.


— GOP Leaders Scrambling to Find Last-Minute Replacements – Rich Miller


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote censorship.


— Long-Time Political Analyst Russ Stewart Predicts “Rauner will lose as surely as the sun sets in the West.”


— Republican Party welcomes union member into leadership ranks – Chandra Lye (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are anti-union and anti-wage earner. They stress that I was a union member for almost 12 years. They stress that I was a lowly wage earner 1964-1997. I washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Northwest Side (NWS) GOP Club, which touts itself as union-friendly, has added another leader with union ties to its ranks. The club recently announced Erin Jones was appointed precinct committeeman for Chicago’s 39th Ward. “Erin is a rock-star and a loyal member of the NWS GOP Club.” club officials said. “As a first-responder family, Erin and her husband serve the community both on and off-duty. We are happy to have her in a leadership role.” As a committeeman, Jones will represent the GOP voters of the precinct at the county level. “I grew up in Rogers Park and moved to the Northwest Side nine years ago,” Jones said. “I’ve been a Chicago police officer for the last 15 years, spending 10 of those years in patrol on the Westside of the City. I actually started working for the city when I was a teenager as a lifeguard in Rogers Park.” Jones is married to a Chicago firefighter and has two daughters. She was appointed by Matt Podgorski, NWS GOP Club chairman and 39th ward committeeman. The NWS GOP Club also has a party planned for Aug. 11 to welcome its card-carrying union members and encourage other union members to explore the club. Republican candidate and Chicago police sergeant Ammie Kessem is slated to attend the event. Kessem is challenging incumbent Rep. Robert Martwick (D-Chicago) for Illinois’ 19th House District seat in November’s general election.)


— ‘Hate speech’ is sneaky leftist censorship, not law – Cheryl K. Chumley


— Libertarians go local – W. James Antle III (DIERSEN: There are tremendous conflicts between the Libertarian Party platform and the Republican Party platform. I should write a book about Libertarians in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who falsely claim to be Republican. The aforesaid frauds work extremely hard against me. They promote booze, gambling, pot, and even worse things.)


— Trump-Hating Boston Globe Calls for United Response to Media Attacks


— Boston Globe presses coordinated response to Trump’s media criticisms – Jeffrey Rubin


— Facebook Takes Their Anti-Gun Stance To a Whole New Level With THIS Policy Change – Beth Baumann
— George Will’s Unhinged Anti-Trump Position – Bruce Bialosky


— The Problem with Gay Marriage – David Solway
— Chicago: Don’t Ask Those Who Caused the Problem to Solve the Problem – Robert Klein Engler


— Gun-Controlled Chicago: 20 Shot from Friday Morning to Saturday Morning – Awr Hawkins
— Twitter Target Gavin McInnes on Solution: ‘Trump Has to Step Up’ – Lucas Nolan
— Far-Left March in Charlottesville Turns Anti-Police: ‘Cops and Klan Go Hand in Hand!’ – Joshua Caplan


— Facebook Continues Censorship of ‘Warriors for Christ’ Page, Pastor Says – Samuel Smith


— Kimberly Guilfoyle and Don Trump Jr. Share Photo, Twitter Erupts with Anti-Trump Insults ‘We are robots beedo boop,’ jabs one celebrity of the couple’s photog — interesting how it’s only OK to look your best if you’re a liberal – Deirdre Reilly


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump’s Economy Might Not Be Enough to Save the House.”




— Boston Globe calls for war of words against Trump media attacks
— Welcome Everyone, Take Our Country – Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh image


— Trump Escalates Attack on Jeff Sessions, Calling Him ‘Scared Stiff’ – Maggie Haberman
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps want Trump to condemn those who are anti-minority, but NOT those who are anti-White.
— Go Ahead, Speak for Yourself Not every opinion needs to be underwritten by your race or gender or other social identity. – Kwame Anthony Appiah (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn 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.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to “Republican” political consultants who advise candidates to dump voters 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? I should write a book about Republican candidates in Illinois who talk and/or act like they are taking such advice.)


— Democrats seek stronger social media presence to guard against potential Russian interference in midterms – Michael Scherer


— EEOC Sues The University of Wisconsin System for Age Discrimination – EEOC (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, EEOC should sue the federal government. The federal government wastes the careers of and gets rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who the federal government does not promote to GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The University of Wisconsin System violated federal law when it refused to hire a former longtime employee because of her age, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, Bambi Butzlaff Voss, who was 53 years old and subject to a layoff from her job as a Marketing and Communications Specialist at the University of Wisconsin’s Waukesha campus, applied for six different positions with the University of Wisconsin System’s central office in Madison, including an Associate Marketing and Communications Specialist position. Butzlaff Voss had 25 years of experience performing tasks similar, if not identical, to the ones in the position she applied for. But, because of Butzlaff Voss’s age, the University refused to hire her. Instead, it hired a 23-year-old candidate with less than two years of experience. Such alleged conduct violates the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). The EEOC sued in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin (EEOC v. Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, Civil Action No: 3:18-cv-00602) after first trying to settle through its conciliation process. The lawsuit asks the court to order the University to hire Butzlaff Voss and provide back pay as well as pay liquidated damages. The lawsuit also seeks a permanent injunction prohibiting the University from discriminating against future candidates based on their age. “The Age Discrimination in Employment Act has been on the books for five decades,” said Gregory Gochanour, regional attorney for the EEOC’s Chicago District. “The EEOC will make sure employers follow the law, even if it means going to court to get the message across.” Julianne Bowman, district director of the EEOC’s Chicago District, said, “Workers over 40 years of age should have the same opportunities as those workers less than half their age. Ignoring a candidate’s decades of experience relevant to the available job, because of her age, to hire someone with less than two years of experience is illegal discrimination.”)


— Trump condemns ‘all types of racism’ on Charlottesville anniversary; critics slam wording – Christal Hayes (DIERSEN: According to anti-Whites, only Whites can be racist. According to anti-men, only men can be sexist.)
— Bacteria spread through dog saliva linked to death of Wisconsin woman – Samantha West


— Trump’s Attacks on the Press: Part Instinct, Part Calculation President has dialed up the frequency, intensity of his attacks at rallies around the country – Lukas I. Alpert in New York and Rebecca Ballhaus


— The struggle at Twitter over what warrants a ban


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote censorship.


— 38% of U.S. Workers Don’t Think They’re Financially Well More than one-third of working Americans feel they’re not managing their money properly. Here’s how to turn things around if you’re one of them. – Maurie Backman


— Conservative Twitter voices say they are being attacked with malicious ‘abusive speech’ complaints


— Republicans Used To Celebrate Voluntarism. What Happened? – Benjamin Soskis (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) glorify and praise themselves as being big time volunteers and b) demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me for not being a big time volunteer like they claim to be. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)


— Don’t resort to racial stereotypes – ESTHER J. CEPEDA (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps stereotype Whites as being racists who should be gotten rid of.)


— Lopresti removes rival’s flyer, then apologizes – Gordon Y.K. Pang (DIERSEN: Recently, a registered Republican voter in my precinct phoned me and a) said that she was out of town, b) said that her security camera had alerted her that I had left a flyer on her door, c) demanded that I immediately come back and take that flyer off her door which I did, d) said that I should “take me off your list,” e) said that I should not bring anything to her home anymore, and f) ignored the fact that the flyer had two DuPage County Election Commission mailing labels on it, one for her and one for her Republican husband. The flyer said: “TO: DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 Republican Voters FROM: Dave Diersen, Republican Precinct Committeeman, 630-653-0462, [email protected] SUBJECT: Yard signs Please consider displaying a yard sign after Labor Day for one or more of the Republican candidates on the November 6, 2018 ballot in our precinct. Please contact me at 630-653-0462 or [email protected] and I will bring yard signs to your home as soon as they are available after Labor Day. The Republican candidates on the ballot in our precinct are: UNITED STATES Peter Roskam, U.S. Congressman, 6th Congressional District STATE OF ILLINOIS Bruce Rauner & Evelyn Sanguinetti, Governor & Lieutenant Governor Erika Harold, Attorney General Jason Helland, Secretary of State Darlene Senger, Comptroller Jim Dodge, Treasurer Mike Connelly, Senator, 21th District Amy Grant, Representative, 42nd District DUPAGE COUNTY Dan Cronin, Chairman James Mendrick, Sheriff Paul Hinds, Clerk Gwen Henry, Treasurer Grant Eckhoff and Chris Zaruba, County Board, District 4 Darlene Ruscitti, Regional Superintendent of Schools DUPAGE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVE Joseph Cantore, President CIRCUIT COURT Karen Wilson, Judge Jeff MacKay, Judge.” I should write a book about registered voters in my precinct who cast Republican primary ballots, but a) talk and/or act like they are Democrats, Libertarians, or Greens; b) talk and/or act like they are filled with hatred of Trump; c) talk and/or act like they do not vote for candidates who are unopposed in Republican primaries; d) talk and/or act like they vote for Democrats in general elections, e) talk and/or act like they do not want me to bring any Republican literature to their door; f) say “take me off your list,” g) say “don’t bring anything to my home anymore,” and/or h) treat me rudely, if not threateningly. 112 voted in the March 20, 2018 Republican primary in my precinct, but in the unopposed races, 26 (23%) did not vote for Helland, 28 (25%) did not vote for Dodge, 22 (20%) did not vote for Roskam, 24 (21%) did not vote for Connelly, 29 (26%) did not vote for Ruscitti, 27 (24%) did not vote for Cronin, 28 (25%) did not vote for Hinds, 23 (21%) did not vote for Henry, 33 (29%) did not vote for Cantore, 32 (29%) did not vote Wilson, 32 (29%) did not vote for MacKay, and 31 (28%) did not vote for me. In the 2016 general election, in my precinct, only 137 voted for Trump while 211 voted for Clinton.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: State Rep. Matt Lopresti issued an apology to constituents for removing an opponent’s campaign flyer from a constituent’s door in Ewa Beach recently. Lopresti made the apology on his Facebook page Friday afternoon after Alicia Maluafiti, his Democratic primary opponent for the state Senate 19th District (Ewa, Ewa Beach) seat, and others posted a video, taken from the property’s security camera, showing him pulling a brochure from the door crack and tucking it under his own materials just before the resident opens the door.)


— Some Atchison County voters were provided incorrect ballots. (DIERSEN: What internal controls are in place to assure that voters in your precinct are provided with correct ballots?)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote censorship.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The State of Illinois promotes LGBTQ activity. To promote LGBTQ activity is to drive traditional families out of the state.

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.