August 17 Morning Edition

— It’s Rauner Day at the Illinois State Fair – Rick Pearson
— Highland Park grads reconnect at 50th reunion – Denys Bucksten  (DIERSEN: Are you going to attend or did you attend your 50th high school reunion?  One could argue that to judge your success/failure in life, the most relevant comparison group is those who graduated with you from high school who shared your demographics.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always judged themselves to be successes and me to be a failure.  Will they highlight certain White male members of the Crete-Monee High School Class of 1966 to make me look like a failure?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps hint/imply/argue/shout that the more pro-America that you are, the more racist, sexist, bigoted, and even worse things that you are.
— J.D. Vance memoir gives voice to Donald Trump’s base – Clarence Page
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Republicans are responsible for Donald Trump’s rise.” If Trump loses, who will the anti-Trumps get rid of first in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct?


— Two towns, one fire chief, good stewardship – Editorial
— Group making push to preserve McKee House near Glen Ellyn – Robert Sanchez


— Illinois, Chicago pensions pressed to diversity investments – LYNNE MAREK


— Kirk talks of independence, attacks ‘big unions’- Bernard Schoenburg


— Trump: Democrats have ‘failed and betrayed’ African-Americans  Trump accuses Clinton of ‘bigotry’ – CNN
— Ailes helping Trump ahead of presidential debates  Sources say Ailes has no formal role – Dylan Byers


— Top Wisconsin Republicans rally around Trump in West Bend – Greg Neumann  (DIERSEN: If Trump held a rally in Illinois, would top Illinois Republicans rally around him?)


— Auditor General Frank Mautino MUST resign – Kirk Allen


— Republicans hold AG forum at State Fair – Emilee Fannon


— Trump pivots by aiming his attack in West Bend, Wisconsin at Hillary Clinton and other Democrats? – Jeff Berkowitz




— *** LIVE COVERAGE *** Illinois State Fair Governor’s Day
— “Buddy the Budget” to protest Rauner event


— Breitbart Chief Bannon Joins Trump Campaign


— Donald Trump Just Overtook The Democrats On Gay Rights


— Trump: ‘We reject the bigotry’ of Clinton – Jesse Byrnes


— Trump, in law and order speech, calls for African-American support – Ginger Gibson


— Trump, Rallying White Crowd for Police, Accuses Democrats of Exploiting Blacks – YAMICHE ALCINDOR
— The Pull of Racial Patronage – Ross Douthat  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to get elected and to get reelected, Democrats and RINOs promise to give minorities preference, that is, to discriminate against Whites.)
— When the Pilot Is a Mom: Accommodating New Motherhood at 30,000 Feet – ANNALYN KURTZ  (DIERSEN: During the 1990s, to attract and to keep young female employees, GAO gutted its smoking room in its Chicago office and turned it into a lactation room.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Boarding a flight can feel like stepping into a time capsule — men typically fly the plane, while most flight attendants are still women. Which is why a female pilot from Delta Air Lines did something dramatic at a union meeting recently. Standing before her male colleagues, the captain unbuttoned her uniform, strapped a breast pump over the white undershirt she wore underneath, and began to demonstrate the apparatus. As the machine made its typical “chug, chug, chug” noise, attendees squirmed in their seats, looked at their feet and shuffled papers. It was the latest episode in what has proved to be a difficult workplace issue to solve: how to accommodate commercial airline pilots who are balancing new motherhood. It is a question that some employers have answered by creating leave policies or lactation rooms. But the flight deck of a jumbo jet isn’t a typical workplace. Pilots are exempt from a provision in the Affordable Care Act requiring employers to accommodate new mothers. At 30,000 feet, the issue touches not only on pilot privacy, but also aircraft safety. At Delta, a group of women pilots have banded together through a private Facebook page and have approached their union with formal proposals for paid maternity leave — unheard-of at the major airlines — because they say they would like to stay home to breast-feed their babies. At Frontier Airlines, four female pilots are suing the company for discrimination, seeking the option of temporary assignments on the ground while pregnant or nursing. While their proposals differ, all say they aim for one thing: to avoid situations in which pilots have been leaving the cockpit in midflight for as long as 20 minutes, the amount of time often required to pump breast milk.)
— Taking Summer School to Get Ahead, Not Catch Up – KYLE SPENCER  (DIERSEN: What did you do with your summers while you were in high school and college?  I delivered newspapers, did yard work, washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, and delivered mail to earn money for college expenses and for new cars to commute to and from college classes.)


— What happens when you tie your career to Donald Trump? Ask Sean Spicer in a few months. – Ben Terris (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government tied their careers to promoting Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, that is, they tied their careers to wasting the careers of and getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
— He fought in Afghanistan. Now he’s battling for a ‘War on Terror’ memorial in D.C. – Steve Volk  (DIERSEN: What percent of terrorists say they do it to advance Islam?)
— Facebook may soon have more power over elections than the FEC. Are we ready? – Nathaniel Persily  (DIERSEN: What does Facebook think of you and of those who share your demographics?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump is entirely delusional about why he’s losing. His new campaign shakeup proves it.”


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Republicans run for reelection — and away from Trump — as GOP tries to keep control of Senate.”


— The ABA Overrules the First Amendment  The legal trade association adopts a rule to regulate lawyers’ speech. – RON ROTUNDA  (DIERSEN: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, soon, if not already, it will be impossible to get or keep a job unless you promote a) LGBTQ activity, b) abortion, c) mass/illegal immigration, d) race and gender based preference giving, e) age discrimination, f) abolition of the Second Amendment, g) pot, booze, gambling and other vices, and h) getting rid of those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Facebook’s Point System Fails to Close Diversity Gap  Despite recruiter incentives, the company has made little progress addressing the persistent problem – DEEPA SEETHARAMAN and GEORGIA WELLS  (DIERSEN: Facebook should consider hiring Charles Bowsher. Bowsher had great success at GAO during the 1980s and 1990s in promoting diversity at GAO, that is, in wasting the careers of and getting rid of GAO’s employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
— Facebook Incentives Fail to Close Diversity Hiring Gap
— Obama Administration to Fund Nontraditional Training for Students – JOSH MITCHELL (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the courses that I took a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and d) were a distraction.  To keep their jobs and/or to get promoted, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government focused on promoting diversity, that is, on wasting the careers of and getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “After Trump, can the Republican Party be rebuilt?”  If trump loses, the greater the margin that he loses by, the faster that anti-Trumps will get rid of those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
— More people are Googling ‘voter registration,’ especially in blue states – Eliza Collins (DIERSEN: How many of the many millions who are in America illegally will use their false identifications to vote for Clinton and for the other Democrats in the November 8, 2016 election?)
— Job seeker to employer: Well? I don’t have all day – Paul Davidson  (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)


— Trump, After Milwaukee Shooting, Says ‘War on Police Must End’


— House Republicans List Perjury Allegations Against Clinton – Ian Smith  (DIERSEN: If I was still working for GAO, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates would have killed me by now figuratively if not literally.  They always punished me for everything that Republicans did that they disapproved of.  What they did is called political affiliation discrimination.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs side with foreign countries and with the citizens of foreign countries against America and against the citizens of America.  Foreign countries want to continue sending their citizens into America as they wish.  Many, if not most, if not virtually all foreign countries a) despise if not hate America, b) want to turn America into a clone of their country, and c) send their citizens into America to accomplish that goal. How soon will China send billions of its citizens into America?  To accomplish a Chinese takeover of America, how fast would the citizens of China throw the citizens of Mexico out of America?)

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.