August 15 Morning Edition

— Bob Berlin spoke very highly of Jeff MacKay at his outstanding fundraiser Tuesday evening, August 14, 2018, at the Danada House in Wheaton. The 60+ attendees included J. Anderson, Bakalis, Brennan, Chapman, CoCo, DiCianni, Fullerton, Gavanes, Gibson, Guerin, Kinsella, Kleeman, LeVan, G. Marchese, McCluskey, McKillip, Mendrick, Olsen, Puchalski, Reidy, Rohm, Walsh, C. Zaruba, and Zay. Jim Ryan was a host and sponsor of the event. – Dave Diersen


— Erika Harold attacks Kwame Raoul with first TV ad in Illinois attorney general race – Craig Wall


— Fact-Checking Attorney General Candidate Erika Harold’s Political TV Ad – Derrick Blakley


— The Wrath of the Omarosa – John Kass
— Republicans to have their state fair rally as Rauner tries to unify party (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. One could ask what has the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) done since the March 20, 2018 primary to encourage those who support the traditional family, right to life, and immigration planks in the IRP platform to vote for Republicans?
— Rauner hopes Madigan’s a crook, but he still can’t back up his accusations – Eric Zorn (DIERSEN: Who has hoped that you would do illegal things so that you would be prosecuted? My Democrat superiors always hoped that I would do illegal things so that they could use those things to get rid of me faster than they did. In 1968 and 1969, my Democrat Post Office superiors hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my sick leave requests were illegal. In 1974, my Democrat IRS superiors hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my partial per diem requests were illegal and in 1978, they and Money Magazine hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my education deductions were illegal.)
— Pelosi takes on the roaring economy, and Trump – Editorial
— Rauner vetoes anti-discrimination proposal – Rick Pearson (DIERSEN: Have you ever worked for an employer that had 14 or fewer employees? Between 1964 and 1997, I worked for only one such employer, John’s Sinclair in Chicago Heights for 2 months in 1966. I worked for S.S. Kresges 1964-1966; Flossmoor Country Club, Thrall Car, and John’s Sinclair in 1966; the Post Office 1966-1969; Chrysler and University Plaza Dormitory in 1970; Firestone stores 1970-1972; IRS 1971-1980; and GAO 1980-1997.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats a) glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries and especially citizens of Mexico and b) count on citizens of foreign countries and especially citizens of Mexico to help Democrats get rid of Republicans.
— One group (introverts) definitely faces prejudice in college admissions – Jonathan Zimmerman
— When the call to evacuate comes, what will you take? – Amy Koss (DIERSEN: What have you owned for a long time? I have owned my 1972 Corvette since October 14, 1971.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps argue for open borders.
— Chicago cop files lawsuit over years on desk duty while under investigation – Jeremy Gorner (DIERSEN: Constructively, my Democrat superiors in the federal government always had me “under investigation” and “on desk duty” because I have always been a Republican, but also because I have always opposed political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Chicago police officer on desk duty for years in connection with one of the Police Department’s worst scandals in its history has filed a federal lawsuit against the city that alleges that the department refused to hold a disciplinary hearing, violating his constitutional rights. In a front-page article in October 2016, the Chicago Tribune chronicled how Officer Thomas Sherry and a second officer remained on desk duty at full pay, filing papers or answering phones because they were barred from working the street because of ongoing disciplinary investigations that can take years to close.)
— Misinformed gullibility is the true ‘enemy of the people’ – Jerry Davich (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all you need to know is what they tell you, no more and no less.)


— Canceled Trump campaign rally at UIC was turning point for Omarosa – Mitchell Armentrout
— The joy of being first with a ’64 Mustang – Editorial (DIERSEN: D&M Corvette in Downers Grove has appraised my 1972 Corvette at $41,500. But that was after I recently invested $6,702 in the car – $5,228 to D&M ($3,466 labor and $1,762 parts) and $1,474 to Coker Tire for 5 Firestone Wide Oval replica tires. I had not started the car for almost 9 years. Most of D&M’s bill was for repairing damage that ethanol did to car’s entire fuel system. The master cylinder and four calipers were replaced, A/C was charged, carbonator was rebuilt and fuel pump replaced, minor electrical and mechanical problems were fixed, five new tires were installed, new battery was installed, etc. I could have avoided much if not all of the fuel system and brake problems if I had driven the car more – at least once each summer. But my excuse for not starting the car since 2009 is that since 2004, I have spent 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out.)
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: Ford has confirmed what Tom and Gail were hearing — that their Mustang was the first ever sold — and now the car is on display in Michigan this week as the company celebrates the sale of its 10 millionth Mustang. Not only did the Gail and Tom Wise hang on to their Mustang all these years; they also hung on to the original paperwork. By one estimate, that makes their old blue car worth as much as $450,000. We are constantly reminded to de-junk our lives. The KonMari method tells us to tidy up. Feng shui tells us to remove unneeded items. But sometimes there’s joy to be found in proper storage.)


— Governor signs bill requiring public notice of tollway contracts (DIERSEN: Government employers should be required to give “public notice” whenever they take adverse employment actions against their employees. Government employers have always been under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH TWO COLOR PICTURES: Pritzker, Rauner storm the suburbs in battle for swing voters – Marni Pyke
— Why politics has become so acrimonious – Jim Oberweis
— FRONT PAGE: Voters have rejected new school twice. Wheaton-Warrenville District 200 board looks to build it anyway. – Jake Griffin


–DIERSEN HEADLINE: How much money per month would it take to get you to stop working and to go on welfare – $500, $1,000, $2,000, $4,000, $8,000, $16,000+? What have you done to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? Even though my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always painted me as being stupid and lazy, I nevertheless earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. One could argue that if I could do the aforesaid, ANYONE could do the aforesaid.)


— Rauner Takes Fresh Jab At Emanuel Over Chicago Crime – CRAIG DELLIMORE


— Joe Biden ill, cancels trip to Springfield


— Lawsuit filed against Wheaton-Warrenville District 200 to prevent construction of new early childhood center


— Statehouse Reporting Pool Grows Smaller while Candidates’ Pocketbooks Grow Larger – RICH EGGER


— Chicago Battles Its Image As Murder Capital Of The Nation – CHERYL CORLEY


— WHO’S ON THE BALLOT? CHECK OUT THE STATEWIDE CANDIDATES IN 2018 GENERAL ELECTION; Two Republican incumbents for Congress (Roskam and Davis) are ramping up their advertising.


— BIDEN CANCELS Illinois speech due to illness


— DuPage County Board Approves Three Referenda Questions for November Ballot


— $125,000: The pension debt each Chicago household is really on the hook for – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner


— CRETE-MONEE HIGH SCHOOL Football Players Take the Advanced Placement Challenge


— Politically connected former employees sue to get state jobs back – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operative, and their dupes a) are “politically connected,” b) paint themselves as being “politically connected,” or c) want to be “politically connected.” Most commonly, they paint themselves as being operatives or as being dupes for those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operative, and their dupes.)
— Illinois Supreme Court rules city liable in trip-and-fall accident, could cause more suits statewide – Cole Lauterbach


— GOP national committeeman calls Pritzker a “billionaire ass-kisser”
— County commissioner says Rauner camp threatened him with a smear campaign




— Democrats demand DHS un-deport illegal alien parents
— Chelsea Clinton: Roe v. Wade was a boon to U.S. economy
— The War on Gender


— CNN: Antifa’s Violence Against ‘Bigots’ Is ‘Right’ – John Nolte (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps call everyone who is not an anti-Trump a bigot.)



— Why John Cox Can Win Governor of California – BRIAN HARRINGTON


— The Times Conflates Conservatives with Society’s White-Supremacist Fringe – HEATHER MAC DONALD


— Supporters Raise Over $300,000 for Peter Strzok’s Legal Expenses – Haris Alic


— Trump’s Trying To Shut Omarosa Up. Good Luck With That. Unlike the nondisclosure agreements Trump used in his business, those he made staffers sign at the White House are almost certainly unenforceable. – S.V. Date
— Omarosa Fiasco Spotlights Unusual Trump Tactic To Silence White House Aides President Donald Trump’s administration reportedly asked aides, including Omarosa Manigault Newman, to sign nondisclosure agreements. – Dominique Mosbergen (DIERSEN: If Democrat superiors in the federal government required their employees to sign nondisclosure agreements to be hired, retained, and/or promoted, those agreements would cover their efforts to a) not hire Republicans, b) not retain Republicans, and c) to get rid of Republicans.)


— ‘People are terrified’: Trump staffers live in fear of Omarosa’s next tape Trump aides are suffering from the same type of psychological warfare that gripped Clinton’s campaign during the WikiLeaks dumps. – ANNIE KARNI


— ICE needs jail space in Midwest, but communities resist – Jessie Higgins


— Trump launches Twitter attack on Omarosa: ‘She was vicious, but not smart’ – Tucker Higgins


— Illinois Sues Trump Tower Over Wastewater Discharged Into the Chicago River – Matt Stevens
— The New York Times Joins Effort to Combat Trump’s Anti-Press Rhetoric – Jaclyn Peiser (DIERSEN: Should GOPUSA ILLINOIS join the effort to combat the Illinois mainstream media’s anti-Trump rhetoric?)
— Trump Campaign Says It Has Filed Case Against Omarosa Manigault Newman – Maggie Haberman
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Whites oppose school choice.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Raging Dumpster Fire of the President vs. Omarosa We are yet again reminded of how this president has hired people who reflect and reinforce his nastiness, neediness and narcissism.”


— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: An anti-Trump says “Trump-Omarosa feud deepens racial divisions. President’s rhetoric may bolster Democrats.”


— Illinois accuses Trump hotel of jeopardizing the Chicago River aquatic life


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— New Topic on Campus: Civil Discourse 101 Skits, questionnaires and dinner parties help teach students, faculty to have constructive, if still heated, conversations – Melissa Korn (DIERSEN: What percent of educators are 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?)
— Wage Stagnation Is Everyone’s Problem Low working- and middle-class incomes aren’t likely to rise without new subsidies. – William A. Galston
— Household Borrowing Reaches Record $13.3 Trillion as Rising Rates Have Yet to Bite Borrowing has continued at a brisk pace for auto loans and mortgages, as delinquencies remain low – Josh Zumbrun


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Illegals and their supporters oppose the border wall. Bloomberg and GAO side with the illegals.
— College Donors Are Getting Picky Universities face more scrutiny from donors over how their gifts are used. – Janet Lorin (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, it seems like college donors insist that their donations be used to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and even worse vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and hatred of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— Have Public Employee Pensions Become More Generous, or Less? – Andrew Biggs


— Don’t confuse public pension cost with generosity States and localities are paying less for benefits than in the past – ALICIA H. MUNNELL


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps are “mean and clueless.”


— Governor’s Day at State Fair Puts Focus on November Election Illinois Republicans are converging on Springfield and the Illinois State Fair for Governor’s Day.


— Castro: Rauner shows once again he is no friend of working class (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes look down on those who are/were members of the working class. I was a lowly member of the working class 1964-1997.)

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.