August 19 Morning Edition

— State. Sen. Sandoval Apologizes For Mock Trump Assassination Photos At Fundraiser

— Chicago casino’s future may depend on who’s willing to take less cash – DAN PETRELLA, JAMIE MUNKS and JOHN BYRNE
— Waukegan alderman’s business disclosure forms under review by Illinois Gaming Board – EMILY K. COLEMAN
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Kirkwood said he recently purchased Long Sing Restaurant, a Waukegan restaurant that has five video gambling machines. The purchase made Kirkwood a liquor license holder in the city of Waukegan, which means under state law, he must abstain from any votes on liquor-related issues, city attorney Bob Long said. State law previously outright banned all local elected officials from holding liquor licenses. Former aldermanic candidate Jack Dye, who ran unsuccessfully for alderman in the 6th War and had raised the issue in a Facebook post, said he would hope Kirkwood would also abstain from all votes related to gambling. He also pointed to the level of campaign spending tied to gambling interests in the last election.)

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF KACZMAREK: Huge voter turnout in 2020 could mean huge costs for DuPage County – Robert Sanchez
— St. Charles officials to debate recreational pot sales at Monday meeting – Lauren Rohr (DIERSEN: Hopefully, at the Wheaton City Council meeting this evening, others will again join me in again urging Wheaton to ban the sale of pot. At the meeting, will residents of Wheaton’s West District, or anyone else, urge the Wheaton City Council to select or to not select certain candidates to fill the West District City Council vacancy? At the meeting, the Wheaton City Council will go into closed session to discuss filling the vacancy.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If the city wants to ban sales, the process will be straightforward, he said. But if they choose to allow sales, the proposed ordinances would have to go through the zoning process, which includes giving adequate notice to residents, holding a public hearing before the plan commission and additional approvals at the committee and city council levels. “Effectively, things need to be done by mid-November,” Koenen said. “It takes time to do it right.” Monday’s discussion is expected to take place during the government operations committee meeting, which is held after the 7 p.m. city council meeting at 2 E. Main St.)

— GOP vendor made secret payments to Durkin’s right hand man – Mark Maxwell

— Collapsing interest rates are devastating for Illinois’ troubled pensions – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner (DIERSEN: Lower interest rates benefit borrowers and harm savers.)

— City of Wheaton City Council met July 15 – Michael Abella
(FROM THE MINUTES: Mr. Bob Cherry, 27 Venetian Way Circle, expressed his concern about the State legislature’s approval of recreational marijuana and encouraged the City to ban the sale of this product. Mr. Dave Diersen, 915 Cove Court, urged the City to be the first municipality to ban the sale of recreational marijuana.)

— Sen. Sandoval issues apology over mock assassination pics

— Trump presses ahead with foreign-aid cuts despite Pelosi warning action ‘illegal’ – Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, America should not give any foreign-aid to any country that a) illegally sends its citizens illegally to America illegally or b) illegally keeps its citizens in America illegally.)

— Immigration ‘judges’: Who judges them? – Tiberiu Dianu

— Trump Predicts NYT Will Go Out Of Business After He Leaves Office – Chuck Ross

— Old Glory plays a role as Hong Kong protests rage on
— Democrat policies have been toxic for Americans

— “MORE THAN 10 MILLION” ILLEGALS IN CALIFORNIA ALONE Xavier Becerra breaks the news, files suit against Trump administration public-charge rule. – Lloyd Billingsley

— New Poll Shows Gen Z Is Pretty Confused About Socialism, Capitalism, And More – Timothy Meads

— How conservative media has grown under Trump – Howard Polskin (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents do not want the conservative media to grow. Ever-increasingly, they do everything that they can a) to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. At the Milton Township Republican Central Committee Wednesday evening, August 14, 2019, at the Carol Stream Holiday Inn, after two of their nasty threatening operatives falsely charged me with harassing Carol Stream Holiday Inn employees, one of them in front of an extremely credible witness said that he was going to stop everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)

— Stoking Racial Division? MSNBC Does the Dems’ Work – Frank Miele
— Rasmussen: New Poll Shows Voters Trust Political News About As Much As They Trust Wikipedia – Tim Hains (DIERSEN: No one should trust journalsts who deny that they have an agenda. I have an agenda. It is to defend and promote conservative and Republican principles.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sunday on “Full Measure,” host Sharyl Attkisson discussed a new poll showing a plurality of Americans think political media is more biased than it was five years ago. She talks with pollster Scott Rasmussen, who said: “We asked about national political reporters, are they credible, are they reliable? And you know, a little more than one out of three people say yes. When we ask about Wikipedia, we get the exact same answer. So what’s happening is we have a world where people look at journalists like they look at Wikipedia. Gee, that’s an interesting fact. I better check it myself.” “The media has a huge credibility problem and it’s always had the problem,” he explained. “Oh, we talk about it differently today. Now we talk about it as a political bias. I think the issues have always been there. I mean, people were complaining about the bias of Walter Cronkite back in the 1960s.” He continued: “78% of voters say that what reporters do with political news is promote their agenda. They think they use incidents as props for their agenda rather than seeking accurately record what happened. Only 14% think that a journalist is actually reporting what happened… If a reporter found out something that would hurt their favorite candidate, only 36% of voters think that they would report that. “So voters are looking at them as a political activist, not as a source of information,” he concluded.)

— Fake news really is the greatest threat to Republicans in 2020 – JD Rucker (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) unquestioningly believe anyone who levels any kind of charge against me, for example, they unquestioningly believe those MTRCC members who have charged me with harassing Carol Stream Holiday Inn employees. I am considering publishing cease and desist letters against those MTRCC members. Maybe I should just sue them.)

— Powerful Dem’s fundraiser featured simulated Trump assassination, photos stir outrage – Tom Tillison

— Trump slams Fox News over recent polling – REBECCA KLAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.

— Illinois state senator apologizes for mock Trump assassination at fundraiser Viral photos of the mock assassination drew condemnation from the state’s Democratic governor and Republican Party chairman. – Allen Smith

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote dependency on government.

— Illinois state senator apologizes for staged Trump assassination photos at fundraiser – Chris Perez (DIERSEN: Of course, the harder that Trump-haters in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), the DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois work against me, the more motivated that I am to help reelect Trump. I should write a book about those in the MTRCC, DCRCC, IRP, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who work against me the hardest.)
— Why thousands of Americans come together to hear Trump speak – Miranda Devine
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Listen up, Trumpophobes. It’s not so hard to understand the president’s appeal. Try going to one of his rallies and, instead of turning up your nose at the Walmart people, listen and learn. The abuse of President Trump and his supporters that passes for analysis from his opponents is a strategic error. The more abuse, the more Trump’s base is energized to turn out on Election Day.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, businesses a) promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms and b) dump Republicans.
— The ‘Overqualified’ Trap Can Hit You at Any Time You don’t have to be near retirement to battle a perception that you’ve accomplished too much; here’s what to do about it – Sue Shellenbarger

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Americans want Mexican-Americans to be anti-Americans.

— Let’s get ‘Mad as Hell’ about the information we won’t get to see – Gene Policinski (DIERSEN: Sadly, Wheaton North District residents did not get to see the information that the Wheaton’s City Council used to fill the Suess vacancy. Sadly, it appears that Wheaton West District residents will not get to see the information that the Wheaton’s City Council will use to fill the Scalzo vacancy.)

— Qualifying for municipal offices is this week – Curt Yeomans

— Little appoints two to Bovill City Council to make a quorum

— Governor appoints two to Bovill City Council

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with citizens of foreign countries who invade 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.