August 17 Morning Edition

— Trump says he cancelled military parade, citing ‘ridiculously high’ price tag – AP
— College student home from U.S. Senate internship shot in Riverdale – Liz Nagy


— U.S. Senate Adopts Resolution Declaring “The Press Is Not The Enemy Of The People” (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the mainstream media a) defends and advances the Democrat Party platform, the Libertarian Party platform, and the Green Party platform and b) demonizes, denigrates, and condemns the Republican Party platform.)


— 76 people overdose in Connecticut park near Yale – AP (DIERSEN: What percentage of those in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois talk and/or act a) like they want to smoke pot, b) like they smoke pot, c) like they want to make money selling pot, and/or d) like they want government to take in lots of tax revenue from legalizing pot? Who leads the fight against pot in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? If/when the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs legalize pot in Illinois, and if municipalities and counties can ban the sale of pot in their jurisdictions, I am going to lead the fight to get Wheaton and DuPage County to be the first municipality and the first county in Illinois to ban the sale of pot in their jurisdictions.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The number of overdose victims linked to a suspected bad batch of synthetic marijuana has risen to 76 in New Haven, Connecticut, as officials try to determine exactly what sickened people. People on and around the historic New Haven Green near Yale University began falling ill shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday, and the overdoses continued into Thursday morning. No deaths were reported, and most people brought to hospitals have been discharged, officials said. Symptoms varied. Many victims lost consciousness, officials said. Others vomited. Some just became nauseous or lethargic. City officials said police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel will staff a command post on the Green for the time being, and social workers and private health outreach workers will be on hand. Toxicology testing remained incomplete Thursday. Some victims tested positive for the powerful opioid fentanyl, but it appeared most if not all the overdoses were caused only by a potent batch of “K2” synthetic marijuana, said Dr. Kathryn Hawk, an emergency medicine physician and professor at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where many of the victims were treated.)


— Emanuel says O’Hare protest wouldn’t ‘secure and strengthen the entire city of Chicago’ – Gregory Pratt
— The new employee perk that’s slowly taking hold: Help for those caring for aging parents – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
— Illinois’ overdose crisis getting worse, mirroring nationwide trend, CDC says – John Keilman
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
— Connecticut police work to stop pot overdoses after 76 fall ill – AP–city-green-overdoses-20180816-story.html
— Congressman’s son rips him for ‘ruining’ FBI agent’s career – AP–virginia-congressman-sons-tweets-20180813-story.html


— ‘How I run my office is absolutely none of your business’: Lauzen, McMahon spar at Kane meeting – Jim Fuller
— DuPage voters to weigh in on consolidation, possible taxes – Robert Sanchez
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
— Are you in good enough shape to be an FBI agent? We took the test. – Charles Keeshan and Susan Sarkauskas (DIERSEN: When you were young, could you have passed the test? I could not. While my having had Osgood-Schlatter disease ( has not harmed my ability to walk or ride a bike, it has severely harmed my ability to run. Further, a) my eyesight has never been correctable to 20/20 and I have always had partial red/green color blindness.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Of course, it requires much more than being in shape to make it as an FBI agent. But to meet the bureau’s fitness standards, a candidate must post a satisfactory result in four physical tests: number of situps in 60 seconds; a 300-meter sprint; maximum consecutive push-ups; and a 1½-mile run. To add to the difficulty, candidates move from one event to the next with just 5 minutes of rest in between.)
— Harper College wants to keep tax increase in place to fund $180 million in upgrades – Christopher Placek


— Rauner Uses State Fair to Compare Opponent to Swine


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— Congressman Kinzinger And Opponent Sara Dady Feud On Facebook After Staffer Knocks On Door – MIKE KRAUSER


— Illinois Democrats say downstate counties can go their way – Bernard Schoenburg


— Allies, not enemies – Editorial (DIERSEN: The mainstream new media is an ally of the Democrat Party, and therefore, it is an enemy of the Republican Party.)


— Rauner paying no attention to issues – Dick Zaker, Decatur


— Illinois has led in banning employer ‘no-poaching’ pacts – Bill Knight (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, consistent with their “up-or-out” policy and their needing to meet Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets, they wanted other employers to poach their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who GAO had not promoted 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.)–banning-employer–no-poaching-pacts


— Lake County worries about flooding impact from Foxconn – Lee Bergquist


    — DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Stand in defense of the truth. Don’t let Trump label journalists as the enemy.”


— Dems Vow Down-Ballot Effort, Red-State Reach – BRIAN MACKEY (DIERSEN: One could say that those who dominate the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) are united against those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that support Trump and the traditional family, right to life, and immigration planks in the IRP platform.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: They began by stressing how united they are as a party heading into the fall campaign. “There’s a basic rule in Illinois politics: The political party that remains united wins the election,” said Speaker of the Illinois House and chairman of the state Democratic Party Michael Madigan.)
— Rauner Offers Rare Public Display Of Affection For Trump – JACLYN DRISCOLL
— Colorado Baker Sues State Again, After Refusing To Make Cake For Transgender Woman – JAMES DOUBEK


— Rauner rallies Republicans at Governor’s Day: ‘We’ve got to fight’ – Rachel Droze


— Gun safety group holds Be SMART Training – Brooke Schlyer




— Psychiatrist Stabbed After Denying Pot Prescription A Crystal Lake man now faces attempted murder and armed violence charges – Amie Rowland


— Annual Celebrating Diversity Reception, September 10 – Julie Barnhill (DIERSEN: To promote diversity is to get rid of those who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)


— Survey: Illinois’ small business owners say state has failed them – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? How has Illinois failed those who share your demographics?)


— RAUNER TELLS CONSERVATIVES WHY THEY SHOULD VOTE FOR HIM IN NOVEMBER (DIERSEN: It would be great if Rauner would pledge to take no further action against the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform. It would be even greater if he would pledge to defend and advance all the planks in the IRP platform, and especially its traditional family, right to life, and immigration planks.)


— Rahm Emanuel Responds to Chicago Bloodshed by Pushing More Gun Control – Awr Hawkins


— GAO: Govt. spent $2.5 billion to jail criminal migrants in 2016 – Stephen Dinan


— The Media Can Dish It Out But They Sure Can’t Take It – Dale Hurd


— Democrat Candidate Caught on Camera Stealing Opponent’s Flyer – LISA PAYNE-NAEGER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps in my precinct, including those who are registered Republican voters, talk and/or act like they have been told to disrespect, to be rude to, to be nasty to, to be mean to, to harass, and/or to threaten me and anyone else who brings Republican literature to their door.)


— Marxism and Marriage – David Solway


— Canadian Christian College Drops Sex Standards in Law School Bid – Morgan Lee


— Bernie Sanders socialism moves to Democratic mainstream – AMIE PARNES


— Clapper: Trump sending ‘chilling’ message (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have sent me many chilling messages. I should write a book about them.)
— Clapper: Trump is retaliating against an ‘enemies list’ – Jennifer Hansler (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who paint themselves as being my enemies.)
— Key GOP senators say they have no issue with Trump revoking Brennan’s security clearance – Manu Raju, Lauren Fox, Daniella Diaz and Clare Foran (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that those who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican in Illinois have “no issue” with the adverse actions that those who dominate the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc. have taken against me.)


— Newspapers don’t help themselves by coordinating against Trump – MICHAEL GRAHAM (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how my critics/opponents coordinate against me. Some of them reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks. Some of them reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution. Some of them focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. Some of them were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says that Trump uses the tools of government to punish his critics. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who use the tools of religion, government, politics, finance, etc. to punish me. They blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.
— Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” is the most empowering popular song ever. Could we have shown her more? Just a little bit, our critic writes. – Wesley Morris (DIERSEN: Who are the most disrespectful people in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? I should write a book about the most disrespectful people in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
— What it’s Like to Intern at The New York Times – Claire Ballantine (DIERSEN: To promote diversity is to get rid of those who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Working on the Luxury Sales team has been amazing, but I think that out of all the projects I’ve done this summer my most fulfilling project has been my Maker Week project. I worked on a Diversity & Inclusion project with interns from a variety of departments to create an employee resource site. The idea came from the fact that many people were unaware of diversity initiatives throughout the company so we thought that creating a database and website to record the diversity initiatives would be a great internal resource and create visibility for the programs. First, we gathered all the information about the diversity initiatives to create the database. Second, we interviewed different people in the company like A.G. Sulzberger, Dean Baquet, Meredith Kopit Levien and other employees involved in diversity initiatives. Lastly, we formatted the website to hold the database, show diversity efforts in recruiting, the newsroom and the business side. We also added a tab for various conferences based on departments. Our showcase at Maker Week was great because employees seemed really interested in the accessibility of the website. It was one of the best projects I’ve worked on and I’m so glad to have been a part of it. I think this project really taught me to be bold in my work. I spoke to all these amazing people by just emailing them and taking a chance and it worked out which was amazing. I’ve also been a diversity advocate throughout my years in school and this project showed me how an idea from one of my passions can become a useful reality. In the fall, I’ll be heading back to Syracuse University to be a Resident Advisor for my last year. I’ll also be a peer facilitator for our first diversity-oriented freshman forum. I want to use the skills I’ve learned in this internship to create something amazing on my campus that is fueled by my passion just like I got to create at The New York Times.)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Facebook Ad Service Is Seen As Ripe for Political Trickery – Natasha Singer
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump journalist says “Show of Unity in Face of Mockery and Threats.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump journalist says “Trump Says Newspapers Are in Collusion.”


— Signed a Trump Nondisclosure Agreement? Get banned from the airwaves – ROSS ROSENFELD


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats shout at immigrants and at everyone else that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. Democrats want to use immigrants to get rid of Republicans once and for all.


— Youth Unemployment Hits 52-Year Low Data suggest more opportunities are available to some groups that historically struggled to find jobs – Andrew Duehren (DIERSEN: When you were young, would you have taken the jobs that I did? I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; 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; and pumped gasoline 1971-1972. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout a) that the aforesaid jobs were bad jobs, b) that my taking the aforesaid jobs proves that I am bad, and c) that they would never have stooped to take the aforesaid jobs.)


— Funerals Are Becoming One Last Extravagant Display of Wealth – Olivia Carville


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Whites demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that Aretha Franklin was an anti-Trump.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.


— Anti-war protest on 50th anniversary of 1968 Democratic National Convention (DIERSEN: What were you doing in 1968? I was a full-time student at UIC and a part-time employee for the Park Forest Post Office. I lived with my parents and brother in Crete. I sold my 1968 Oldsmobile 442 and bought a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE. I saved money for college expenses.)

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.