August 17 Morning Edition

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “If only we could ‘unfriend’ Trump.”…/282286731911065

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with Guatemala and other foreign countries against America.

— Ammons disappointed by exclusion from Davis’ upcoming event at Parkland – Adalberto Toledo


— Netflix Curbs Tobacco Use Onscreen, But Not Pot. What’s Up With That? – NEDA ULABY

— Oberweis supports term limits for Congress – Glenn Minnis

— Illinois has 9th highest identity theft rate among the 50 states

— What’s Going on in the Congressional Races

— Federal Court Allows Trump To Reject Asylum Seekers At Border – Jamie Weinstein

— The New York Times Is Clueless About Conservatives A recently released transcript shows just how biased the New York Times really is and how little they want to do to fix it. – David Marcus
— Yes, Schools Are Too Girly For Boys. Here’s How To Fix That Helping restore the lack of masculinity in our society involves recognizing that boys are different than girls and have specific educational needs. – Auguste Meyrat

— Tlaib Bumbles Into Revealing Her Undeniable Priority: Bigoted Anti-Israel Propaganda – Guy Benson

— Franklin Graham: GOP mayor on solid biblical ground – Chris Woodward

— Google’s social justice warrior workforce is making demands about ICE – Lorie Wimble

— Ken Cuccinelli has talked about undocumented immigrants as ‘invaders’ since at least 2007 – Andrew Kaczynski (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, Trump-haters illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally invade America.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To defeat Trump in 2020, Trump-hates are doing everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.

— America holds onto an undemocratic assumption from its founding: that some people deserve more power than others. – Jamelle Bouie (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, and especially against those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and/or draft avoiders.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use children as cannon fodder.

— California’s Biggest Cities Confront a ‘Defecation Crisis’ Lawmakers ban plastic straws as a far worse kind of waste covers the streets of San Francisco and L.A. – Charles Kesler

— Democrats cross the racial Rubicon with Trump – J. PEDER ZANE

— Social media? More like anti-social media – Tom Purcell

— City Councilman Robert Wu Seeks Second Term – Ellyn Wexler
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Many of the skills Wu has honed during his day job—as senior attorney at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)—have helped him become effective in his City of Gaithersburg position. “I often find myself in the role of interpreting ordinances, parsing out legalese when amendments to existing language are proposed, and, at least in one instance, actually drafting an ordinance,” he said. “At GAO,” Wu explained, “I serve in a quasi-judicial role, adjudicating bid protests filed with our office. The skillset is very similar to that used in deciding matters brought before the city council, including fairmindedness, the ability to absorb large records and ultimately render a decision.” “A firm belief that process matters” also factors into both jobs. “As companies who file protests with GAO understand, while we might not necessarily agree with them in the end, each argument raised is heard and carefully considered,” Wu said. “The same goes for my work at city council. Each individual who takes their valuable time to appear before us or submit written matters has to know that their views have been heard and seriously considered.”)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.

— Diabetes (DIERSEN: Recently, a Libertarian argued that for a diabetic like me to fail to keep their blood sugar level in control was far more damaging than smoking pot. He could see that I was obese. I had just told him that I spend 10+ hours a day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out instead of exercising or sleeping.)

— Are You on Track? Financial Planning Goals for Every Decade of Your Life – Jamie P. Hopkins (DIERSEN: In politics, sadly, tragically, the less financially secure that you are, the more likely that you will succumb and become someone’s operative or someone’s dupe. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are beyond furious that I have a $53,316/year COLA-adjusted Civil Service Retirement System pension for life, $2,118/year COLA-adjusted Social Security for life, approximate $18,000/year federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy for life, retirement savings, 915 Cove Court in Wheaton, six cars and an SUV, no children to support, etc.)

— El Paso Mayor Says President Trump Called Him a RINO – BILLY PERRIGO (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What do Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs in Republican organizations in Illinois do? ANSWER: They discourage me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out. They discourage everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They turn everyone that they can against me, including those who run the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream, those who ran the Wheaton Bowl, Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) members, Wheaton City Council members, and voters in my precinct. They make false accusations against me and demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me at MTRCC meetings. They intimidate/threaten those who might come to my defense. They discourage Republican candidates, elected officials, party leaders, and organizations from helping sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parade and fireworks. They promote booze, gambling, pot, and other vices.)

— Negative campaigning (DIERSEN: If you seek a government office or a political office, you should expect that sooner or later, your opponents will engage in negative campaigning against you. I am seeking appointment to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy. Even though there is no chance that I will be selected, my opponents in Wheaton’s West District are engaging in negative campaigning against me. At the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) August 14, 2019 meeting at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream, two of my fellow MTRCC members in Wheaton’s West District falsely charged me with harassing the hotel’s employees. In addition, one of them, in front of an attorney, said that he was going to do everything that he could to stop everyone from reading my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)

(FROM THE POSTING: Negative campaigning or mudslinging is the process of deliberate spreading negative information about someone or something to worsen the public image of the described. Deliberate spreading of such information can be motivated either by honest desire of the campaigner to warn others against real dangers or deficiencies of the described, or by the campaigner’s dishonest ideas on methods of winning in political, business or other spheres of competition against an honest rival. The public image of an entity can be defined as reputation, esteem, respect, acceptance of the entity’s appearance, values and behavior by the general public of a given territory and/or a social group, possibly within time limits. As target groups of public and their values differ, so negativity or positivity of a public image is relative; thus, to be successful, negative campaigning has to take into account current values of the group it addresses. The degree of strictness in practicing the group’s values as opposed to its tolerance for violating the norms has also to be taken into consideration.)

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.