August 12 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Durbin snubs Kirk on Trump dump – Rick Pearson  (DIERSEN: To get Durbin’s support, what more would Kirk’s advisors have Kirk do?  Will they have Kirk officially banish all Trump supporters from the Illinois Republican Party (IRP)?  Would that be enough for Durbin to support Kirk?  Provably not.  Kirk would have to officially banish all Republicans from the IRP and especially those who are Protestant, conservative, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-durbin-mark-kirk-tammy-duckworth-20160811-story.html
— Will County fears impact of state’s fiscal woes – Susan DeMar Lafferty  (DIERSEN: What are your connections with Will County?  My ancestors have lived in Crete since 1854.  My great grandfather and then my grandfather operated Crete’s only hardware store at the northeast corner of Main & Exchange for many decades; I lived in an apartment above that store 1948-1954.  My brother continues to live in Crete in a home that my grandfather had built in 1926 on land that his grandfather bought in 1864; I lived in that home 1954-1972.  I attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966. I lived in a town home in University Park full-time 1972-1974 and part-time 1974-1976. I rented out that town home 1976-1984.  I delivered mail in University Park and in the Will County part of Park Forest 1966-1969. I collected delinquent taxes for IRS in Will County 1972-1974.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-will-legislative-concerns-st-0812-20160811-story.html
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO, ON COOK COUNTY, ON ILLINOIS, AND ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Nearly 100 people shot in Chicago in less than a week – Alexandra Chachkevitch
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-violence-shootings-20160810-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Experts say O’Neal shooting videos point to gaps in police training – Annie Sweeney  (DIERSEN: In 1971, the first 6 months that I worked for IRS was classroom and on-the-job training in Chicago.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-police-shooting-paul-oneal-training-met-20160811-story.html
— Karen Lewis would better serve CTU by standing up to its radical faction – Kristen McQueary  (DIERSEN: According to Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs, the more planks in the Republican Party platform that you support, a) the more radical that you are and b) the sooner that you should be gotten rid of.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-karen-lewis-chicago-teachers-union-perspec-20160811-story.html
— Golf sets the pace for Obama’s first days on vacation – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–obama-vacation-20160812-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Video gaming cafe Stella’s Place set to open in Norridge – Natalie Hayes
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/norridge/news/ct-nhh-stellas-norridge-tl-0818-20160812-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— CPS layoffs have hundreds of teachers looking for work – Andy Grimm  (DIERSEN: Social studies teacher Robert DiPrima was shocked at being cut.  My critics/opponents would hint/imply/argue/shout that I should have anticipated that my Democrat GAO Superiors were going to succeed in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” that expired on September 30, 1997. They had always ranked me in the lower half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, they had not promoted me since 1986, they had kept me off audits of IRS 1980-1985 and since 1988, they had forced me to take an $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, etc.  Further, in August and September of 1997, they acted like one of my Democrat subordinates who was a minority had threatened to leave GAO unless GAO got rid of me and gave him my job and gave him my preferred corner office.  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents side with my Democrat GAO superiors and my Democrat GAO subordinate.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-layoffs-have-hundreds-of-teachers-looking-for-work/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Social studies teacher Robert DiPrima carried a sheaf of resumes — and a heavy heart — to a CPS job fair at International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399 in the South Loop on Thursday. His talks with principals were encouraging, but DiPrima still was shocked at being cut from the faculty at Jane Addams Elementary after 16 years at the South Side School. “It’s my first interview in 16 years,” DiPrima said. “Jane Addams is a family. I had kids of kids I’d taught in class.”)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Rauner ‘surprised’ by Sen. Matt Murphy resignation – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160811/news/160819707/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Why Emanuel is right to impose this new tax – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Democrats run America. Democrats run Illinois. Democrats run Cook County.  Democrats run Chicago.  Democrats run etc.  Democrats always want Republicans to pay more taxes.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160812/ISSUE07/160819964
— How much exercise is too much? – BRIGID SWEENEY  (DIERSEN: How much time do you spend exercising?  Since 2004, I have spent more than 40,000 hours of what is left of my life putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out.  What if instead I had spent those 40,000+ hours exercising?)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160812/ISSUE03/160819975

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Khan asks McCain to withdraw Trump support  McCain blasts Trump after he criticized Khans – CNN  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents have always asked everyone to withdraw their support for me.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/khan-asks-mccain-to-withdraw-trump-support
— Democrats see chance to reshape map as Trump stumbles  Clinton campaign taking pains not to look overconfident – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/democrats-see-chance-to-reshape-map-as-trump-stumbles

 

DNA INFO
— Billiken Parade Now More About ‘Booty Shaking’ Than Education, Critic Says – Kelly Bauer and Andrea V. Watson
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160811/bronzeville/bud-billiken-parade-silencing-police-brutality-protesters-activists-say

 

CHICAGO DEFENDER
— Social media defends Malia Obama’s alleged pot smoking controversy – Terry Shropshire  (DIERSEN: We all can compare ourselves with Malia Obama.  What did you do when you were 18 years old?  During 1966 and 1967, I was a full-time UIC student.  I pumped gasoline part-time for John’s Sinclair in South Chicago Heights, then I delivered mail part-time for the Park Forest Post Office, and then I worked full-time for the Post Office during the summer of 1967.  I drove a 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint that I had bought new with money that I had saved washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights 1964-1966.  I lived with my parents and brother in Crete.  If I had not sought and obtained a student draft deferment, in all likelihood, I would have been drafted.)
http://chicagodefender.com/2016/08/11/social-media-defends-malia-obamas-alleged-pot-smoking-controversy/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Social media rushed to the defense of first daughter Malia Obama, who went to Lollapalooza in Chicago last week and was allegedly filmed puffing on a weed blunt by someone close to her. First of all, the young woman needs to choose new friends if the story turns out to be true. People acted like their heads were going to explode just because 18-year-old future Harvard student was twerking at the concert and skipped out on the Democratic National Convention in the first place. And now, in a celebrity gossip website Radar Online that seems to be owned and operated by the Kardashian family, they posted Tuesday showing Malia Obama allegedly smoking something at the same concert. Radar claims it was marijuana. Social media brushed away the so-called episode as frivolous, trivial and not worthy of coverage and blasted Radar and other outlets for trying to shame an 18-year-old acting like she was … well … 18.)

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Homosexualists Abuse the Constitution—Again – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/homosexualists-abuse-constitution/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER: U.S. REP. DAVID BRAT BRINGS UNDERSTANDING TO FEDERAL BUDGET CRISIS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/thorner-conservative-us-rep-david-brat-brings-understanding-to-federal-budget-crisis.html

 

GOPUSA
— Yes, the System Is Rigged – Patrick J. Buchanan
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13653?omhide=true

 

PJ MEDIA
— With Hillary Looming, It’s Time for the #neverTrumpumpkins to Stand Down – MICHAEL WALSH  (DIERSEN: One could argue that if you claim to be a Republican, but you rather have Clinton be our next president than Trump, you never really were a Republican, you are not a Republican, and you never will be a Republican.  If you rather have Clinton be our next president than Trump, you should not seek or hold any kind of government office or political office as a Republican.)
https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/08/11/another-nevertrumpumpkin-defects/

 

BREITBART
— Blue State Blues: Win or Lose, We Will Never Surrender – JOEL B. POLLAK  (DIERSEN: In your opinion, in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality, how much have Republican leaders surrendered to the Democrats, to the Libertarians, and to the Greens?)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/12/blue-state-blues-will-never-surrender/

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Why “Working Guys” Get The Trump Economic Message – George Rasley  (DIERSEN: Are/were you a working guy?  I was a working guy 1964-1997. Many, if not most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents look down on working guys like I was 1964-1997.)
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/23834

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— ME, BE RESPONSIBLE? THAT’S THE GOVERNMENT’S JOB! – Ben Kinchlow
http://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/me-be-responsible-thats-the-governments-job/

 

PERSONAL LIBERTY
— Number of concealed carry permit holders has exploded under Obama  (DIERSEN: Obama encourages individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries to be 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.)
https://personalliberty.com/number-concealed-carry-permit-holders-exploded-obama/

 

THE BLAZE
— Never-Trump Republicans Plot Next Step for New GOP Nominee – Kaitlyn Schallhorn
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/08/11/never-trump-republicans-plot-next-step-for-new-gop-nominee/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Members of the movement to free the delegates from presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention failed, but their efforts haven’t completely subsided. In email and phone calls to supporters of the anti-Trump movement, the group Free the Delegates has its sights set on another way to replace Trump as the party’s nominee — by invoking Republican National Committee rules that would allow members to replace the nominee aside from just “death, declination or otherwise” beginning with a written petition that includes signatures of at least 16 RNC members from 16 states. The group’s executive director, Regina Thompson, said that the effort was still “a work in progress like anything else of this nature is.” “This is the only avenue left within the RNC rules,” Thompson said in an interview with TheBlaze. “We’re committed to working within the Republican Party process and this is the next step — and only step — left within the rules to change the nominee.” The free-the-delegates movement has placed emphasis on the RNC rules that allow for it to fill “vacancies which may occur by reason of death, declination, or otherwise” — with the “otherwise” clause serving as their catalyst. And in order to try to recall and replace Trump, they must get the RNC to hold a meeting by submitting a written petition with at least 16 committee members’ signatures from at least 16 states. Thompson told TheBlaze that the group’s request and petition have been emailed to almost every RNC member and that the group is now in the process of following up with those members. Free the Delegates has sent emails to supporters to request volunteers for help in contacting members.)

 

POLITICO
— Trump predicts winning the presidency will get him into heaven – Louis Nelson  (DIERSEN: Many, if not most, if not virtually of my most nasty, most troubled, most failed, and/or most vicious critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois shout that they are religious.  They stress that they are a member of a church, that they attend church services, and/or that they give money to a church.  They demonize, denigrate, and condemn those a) who are not a member of their church, b) who do not attend services at their church, c) who do not give money to their church, d) who do not give tem money, e) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives/dupes, and/or f) who they cannot manipulate/dominate.  Of course, needless-to-say, the aforesaid have long since condemned me to HELL.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/trump-heaven-president-pastors-226923

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s Conspiracy Theories Aren’t Far Outside GOP Mainstream.”
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/trump-s-conspiracy-theories-aren-t-far-outside-gop-mainstream-n628191

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— How Much Does Donald Trump Pay in Taxes? It Could Be Zero – JAMES B. STEWART  (DIERSEN: Democrats always want Republicans to pay more taxes.  My Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious that I paid less federal income tax because I deducted my education expenses.  To disallow those deductions, they and Money Magazine hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the courses were not job-related, did not help me carry out my job duties, were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and were a distraction.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/12/business/how-much-does-donald-trump-pay-in-taxes-it-could-be-zero.html
— FRONT PAGE: The Millions of Americans Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Barely Mention: The Poor – BINYAMIN APPELBAUM  (DIERSEN: What do/did you do to help the poor?  My Democrat Post Office superiors would say that they forced me to resign in 1969 so that poor Democrats, poor minorities, poor females, poor younger people, and/or poor veterans could have my job. My Democrat IRS superiors would say that they did not promote me beyond GS-12 so that poor Democrats, poor minorities, poor females, poor younger people, and/or poor veterans could have those promotions. My Democrat GAO superiors would say that they did not promote me beyond GS-13 so that poor Democrats, poor minorities, poor females, poor younger people, and/or poor veterans could have those promotions and that they forced me to retire in 1997 so that poor Democrats, poor minorities, poor females, poor younger people, and/or poor veterans could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/12/us/politics/trump-clinton-poverty.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump and Trumps supporters.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/12/opinion/pieces-of-silver.html?ref=opinion
— Too Poor to Afford the Internet – ANTHONY W. MARX  (DIERSEN: What do you spend your time on the internet doing?  I hope it includes reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, clicking on the links for articles that interest you, and reading/considering my comments.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/12/opinion/too-poor-to-afford-the-internet.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Kaine blasts NRA as ‘shill for the gun manufacturers’ – Anne Gearan  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs are shills for individuals, for organizations, for companies, for governments, and for countries that 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.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/08/11/kaine-blasts-nra-as-shill-for-the-gun-manufacturers/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Donald Trump interview that should terrify national Republicans, annotated.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/11/the-donald-trump-interview-that-should-terrify-national-republicans-annotated/

 

NEW YORK POST
— Trump: If GOP drops me, ‘I’ll stop funding the Republican Party’ – Daniel Halper  (DIERSEN: Has the Republican Party dropped you?  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents want the Republican Party, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, America Association of Political Consultants, etc. to drop me.  I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.  They would love it.)
http://nypost.com/2016/08/12/trump-if-gop-drops-me-ill-stop-funding-the-republican-party/

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Republicans urge RNC chairman to stop spending on Trump campaign – Denis Slattery  (DIERSEN: What do you say to anti-Diersens who discourage Republicans from helping sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parades?  Anti-Diersens 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.)
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/republicans-urge-rnc-chairman-stop-spending-trump-campaign-article-1.2748042

 

BOSTON HERALD
— Media bias could wind up helping Donald Trump – Chris Cassidy  (DIERSEN: What do you say to activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Illinois who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican?  Of course, needless-to-say, the aforesaid a) pander to the anti-religious, anti-conservative, and anti-Republican news media in Illinois and especially to Capitol Fax, b) do everything that they can to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out, and c) do everything they can to stop everyone from reading those emails.)
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/us_politics/2016/08/media_bias_could_wind_up_helping_donald_trump

 

USA TODAY
— Clinton releases 2015 tax return, prods Trump to do the same – Heidi M. Przybyla
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/08/12/hillary-clinton-tax-returns-trump-kaine/88614790/
— Facebook to give ‘informative’ posts more weight – Jessica Guynn  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together, I spend lots of time weeding out clickbait.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/08/11/facebook-news-feed-informative-posts-more-weight/88563800/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Facebook is altering the formula that determines what its 1.71 billion users see when they log into the social network to give priority to posts that make them feel informed, the Silicon Valley tech giant said Thursday. It’s the latest in a series of changes to guide Facebook users to compelling content — be it status updates from friends, news articles about current events or the latest about their favorite celebrity —  that sucks them in longer and keeps them coming back. Facebook says its goal is to put the updates that are most important and relevant to each individual user highest in their News Feed, yet Facebook users often complain that News Feed, coming up on its 10th anniversary, doesn’t know what they want to see at the top of their News Feed. News Feed is critical to Facebook’s success. The more time users spend in it, the more ads Facebook can show them. Last week, Facebook said it was weeding out junk by cracking down on “clickbait,” articles with misleading or vague headlines that lure people into clicking on them. In June, Facebook said it would give preference to posts from friends and family over content from public figures and publishers.)

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to those who discourage home ownership?
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-housing-non-crisis-1470957926

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Republicans, Including Trump, Express Doubts About Trump’s Chances in November – Margaret Hartmann
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/republicans-including-trump-doubt-trump-can-win.html

 

ILLINOIS CPA SOCIETY
— Top 5 Financial Tips for College Students from the Illinois CPA Society  (DIERSEN: I have been a member of the Illinois CPA society since 1979. I served on its Membership Committee 1989-1998.)
http://www.icpas.org/about-us/press/press-release-details/2016/08/11/top-5-financial-tips-for-college-students-from-the-illinois-cpa-society

 

WORLD SOCIALIST WEB SITE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauners say “Illinois officials prepare all-out assault on state workers.”
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/12/illi-a12.html

 

THE WRAP
— Post Huffington: 9 Potential Replacements for Arianna – Brian Flood  (DIERSEN: If/when my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes succeed in killing me figuratively, if not literally, as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor, who will they replace me with?  Will they meet in the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall or a larger venue, interview applicants, and then vote?  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents want the next GOPUSA Illinois Editor to be someone who they can easily manipulate/dominate.  From what I see, to get someone that could and would do what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor, he/she would have to paid at least $500,000 a year.)
http://www.thewrap.com/post-huffington-5-potential-replacements-for-arianna-photos/1/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Even More Voters Now See America As A Divided Nation  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs divide those who 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 AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/august_2016/even_more_voters_now_see_america_as_a_divided_nation

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.