August 16 Evening Edition

— Democrats talk about ‘Blue Wave’ at state fair day – Craig Wall


— Illinois Democrats Gather at State Fair to Boost Election Hopefuls
— Staffer for Rep. Rodney Davis Arrested at Campaign Event


— US Newspapers To Trump: We’re Not Enemies Of The People – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the mainstream news media acts as an arm of the Democrat Party.)
— Trump Administration Fights Indiana Dunes National Park Plan


— U.S. Steel to invest $750 million to revitalize flagship Gary plant in wake of Trump tariffs – Robert Channick
— Democrats preach party unity as they bash Rauner at State Fair – Rick Pearson, Bill Ruthhart
— From racist tweets to the Mueller probe, double standard weighs upon postmodern justice – Victor Davis Hanson
— Democratic AG hopeful Kwame Raoul hits Mayor Emanuel over comments about morals in violent neighborhoods – Bill Ruthhart
— DuPage County Board wants voter opinion on state property and mileage taxes, government consolidation – Erin Hegarty
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Questions approved are: “Shall DuPage County oppose the General Assembly instituting a property tax increase equivalent to 1% of your home’s value to help retire state debt?” “Shall DuPage County oppose the creation of a statewide Vehicle Mileage Tax (VMT) which would tax DuPage County citizens based upon the number of miles driven annually?” “Shall DuPage County continue to dissolve and consolidate units of local government to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and increase accountability?”)


— It’s Democrat Day at the Illinois State Fair, but only a Madigan morning – Tina Sfondeles
— Trump taps Sangamon County’s Milhiser to be U.S. Attorney in downstate Illinois – Lynn Sweet
— Omarosa releases tape she says is offer to buy her silence – AP (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors offered me nothing for my silence. They wanted me to file a lawsuit against them. They wanted me to charge them a) with giving preference to their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger and b) with discriminating against their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. They saw my lawsuit as helping them a) recruit, retain, and promote employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger and b) get rid of employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
— Trump lashes out after newspapers respond to his attacks – AP
— Rep. Rod Davis’ campaign staffer fired after incident at rival’s event
— When you argue emotions instead of facts, that’s miserable journalism – Gene Lyons
— Good journalism depends on savvy consumers who turn away from cable news junk – Georgie Anne Geyer


— Trump responds after hundreds of newspaper editorials criticize his attacks on the press – Lindsey Bever and Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
(FROM THE ARTICLE: THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA IS THE OPPOSITION PARTY. It is very bad for our Great Country….BUT WE ARE WINNING! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2018)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauners say “No Pritzker plan to increase taxes 26 percent.”


— CPS ‘consumers’ successfully voting with their feet, report finds U of C and Federal Reserve researchers conclude that the new high school admissions system is very widely used and largely gives kids their choice. But some schools remain troubled. – GREG HINZ


— Pritzker fires back, calls Rauner “incompetent”, “unhinged” – Bill Cameron


— Demand High For Half Of Chicago’s High Schools While 10 Schools Get Few Applicants – Sarah Karp


— Rauner appoints GOP official Shaw to retirement board – BERNARD SCHOENBURG


— Rauner appoints GOP official Mark Shaw to retirement board – Bernard Schoenburg
— Illinois Democrats talk of importance of fall elections – Bernard Schoenburg


— Pritzker slams Rauner on property taxes at B-N rally – DEREK BEIGH


— Durbin, Duckworth support Trump’s Central District of Illinois attorney nomination – Kevin Schwaller


— Rep. Cummings Demands Explanation For Stripping Ex-CIA Chief’s Security Clearance – SCOTT HORSLEY (DIERSEN: Who comes to your defense? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that my Republican U.S. Senators and my Republican U.S. Representatives did not demand explanations when my critics/opponents ended my a) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, b) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, c) Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster service in 2010 and 2004, d) Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership in 2007, and e) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership in 2004. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that my Republican U.S. Senators and my Republican U.S. Representatives did not demand explanations when a) my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)


— Candidate Petitions for 2019 Municipal Election Available Aug. 28


— Will Northwest Herald Deserve a “Fake News” Label for County Board Coverage?
— Bad Math at the Chicago Tribune and Northwest Herald
— Mike Madigan Faces Federal Lawsuit that Could Have Been Filed against Jack Franks
— 11-Year Old Changes Florida Vote Totals in Ten Minutes, McHenry County Vote Fraud in 1996


— Illinois Republicans rally to unify party – Greg Bishop


— Media flattery of Uihlein turns to criticism


— Will Trump’s GOP give candidates room to maneuver? – Chris Stirewalt


— ‘Unprecedented:’ Why John Brennan’s Extraordinary Partisanship Justifies Revoking His Security Clearance Guy Benson


— Trump wishes happy birthday to ‘leader of the Democrat Party’ Maxine Waters
— Mainstream media tries to ‘rewrite history’ to credit Obama for Trump accomplishments


— Church courting disaster with ‘obsession’ over social justice – Steve Jordahl


— Rodney Davis’ Field Director Charged With Assault After Crashing Opponent’s Event Staffer reportedly harassed Davis’ opponent Betsy Dirksen Londrigan – Bridget Bowman


— Poll: Democrats more politically engaged than Republicans — but education and race are big factors


— Intern for Sen. Tim Scott shot in Chicago after returning home from D.C.


— Trump Encourages Justice Department to Sue Opioid Companies Trump asks Attorney General Sessions to bring federal lawsuit, separate from state litigation

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.