August 2 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Term limits are key to moving Illinois forward – David McSweeney
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-term-limits-illinois-springfield-perspec-0802-jm-20160801-story.html
— Emanuel financial officer hits back at Moody’s for junk rating – Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-emanuel-rauner-morning-spin-20160802-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps use U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn Trump.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-glanton-muslim-soldier-20160801-column.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps shout that “Debates aren’t rigged.”  However, anti-Trumps are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  Anti-Trumps are disciples of Saul Alinsky.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sweet-to-trump-debates-arent-rigged-look-it-up/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-as-trump-lashes-out-where-is-his-sense-of-decency/
— Obamacare plans seek premium increases of up to 45% in Illinois – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/obamacare-plans-seek-premium-increases-up-to-45-illinois/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout that Republican racism a) is why LESS THAN 100% of minorities register to vote and b) is why LESS THAN 100% of minorities do not vote for Democrats.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/jesse-jackson-the-continuing-fight-for-the-right-to-vote/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Mark Castino of Wheaton speaks extremely highly of Dan Cronin.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160802/discuss/160809903/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago’s bills will increase in 2017 as pension costs escalate – Bloomberg
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160801/NEWS02/160809994/chicagos-bills-will-increase-in-2017-as-pension-costs-escalate

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— She’s with Trump – Marcus Jackson  (DIERSEN: Do you promote Trump?  Of course, needless-to-say, anti-Trumps demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me as being a Trump supporter. What do those who promote Trump have to say about that?)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-08-02/shes-trump.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the past few months, Maria Vasquez has been un-friended by one Facebook connection after another. The Latina-American’s crime: actively supporting the Republican party’s polarizing presidential candidate, to the extent that she has recently been appointed chief of a group called Latinas for Trump Illinois. In that role, the Urbana resident, who works for a local non-profit, is tasked with spreading the message of Donald Trump’s campaign and planning events in the area. “I saw something on social media that was a Facebook group ‘Latinas for Trump’ and that intrigued me because that was something I wanted to be a part of, being Latino,” Vasquez said. Another part of the new position involves helping devise a strategy for how to best educate Latino-Americans about Trump, who Vasquez admits isn’t looked at too favorably within that community. It’s not all his fault, she says. “Some of (Trump’s) recent comments have been distorted, I believe, by the media,” she said. Vasquez says she supports Trump because he’s not the typical politician hiding behind scripted speeches and making promises he knows he can’t keep. As a supporter, some of the disagreements she has had have been with people who wonder how she can support a candidate who said Mexican immigrants were bringing drugs, crime and rapists across the border and who claimed a judge overseeing a lawsuit against Trump University was biased because of his Mexican heritage. “It all comes from the love and passion he has for this country and honestly, all Americans should have this love for the country,” Vasquez said. “This country is in a bad deal. It seems we have become the dumping ground for everybody else’s problems. “It’s time to change that and time to start helping ourselves before we can start helping others.” Those views haven’t always been received favorably in Vasquez’s social media circles, leading to her being chopped from many acquaintances’ friends lists.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote pot and other vices are responsible for the death and the destruction that vices cause.  To what extent do you promote vices?  Are you an operative or a dupe for those who promote vices?  For example, to do you help elect candidates who promote vices?
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2016-08-02/legislators-fine-marijuana.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It’s hard to imagine that the legislation won’t be seen as anything other than what it is — an implicit endorsement of marijuana consumption that can only encourage greater use of a drug whose use already is widespread. That poses an undeniable problem for users who suffer from mental illness. Its consumption also will be problematic for young people whose minds and bodies are still being formed.)

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— November Election Could Impact The Rest of Gov. Rauner’s Term
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/november-election-could-impact-the-rest-of-gov-rauners-term
— Better Government Association Approves Some Bills Passed By Legislature – JORDAN ABUDAYYEH
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/better-government-association-approves-some-bills-passed-by-legislature

 

WSIL TV
— Trump suggests general election could be ‘rigged’ – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32594672/trump-suggests-general-election-could-be-rigged

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump praises Paul Ryan’s primary challenger  Trump thanks Paul Nehlen for his ‘kind words’ – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trump-praises-ryans-primary-challenger
— Meet Trump’s latest political enemy: Fire marshals  Candidate accuses official of turning away thousands of Trump supporters – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/meet-trumps-latest-political-enemy-fire-marshals

 

NEWS TRIBUNE
— U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R.-Ill.) opposes Trump statement about Kahns – AP
http://newstrib.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=27&ArticleID=52522

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan Wants Boys in Girls’ Restrooms and Showers – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/illinois-attorney-general-lisa-madigan-wants-boys-girls-restrooms-showers/

 

ILLINOIS HOME PAGE
— Amendment law will force state to pay for advertising – Kelsey Gibbs
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/capitol-news/amendment-law-will-force-state-to-pay-for-advertising

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Madigan says his longevity helps him “resist” Rauner’s “extremism”  (DIERSEN: Who calls you an extremist?  The following have always called me an extremist and even worse things: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/01/madigan-says-his-longevity-helps-him-resist-rauners-extremism/

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Trump-Khan Flap Puts Republicans in a Bind – James Arkin
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2016/08/02/trump-khan_flap_puts_republicans_in_a_bind_131386.html

 

CITIZEN KELLY
— Citizen Kelly takes on D.L. Hughley
https://soundcloud.com/citizenkellyshow/dlhughley1

 

CONTRARIAN COMMENTARY
— Is there a liberal media “War Against Trump” to destroy the Republican Party? – Andy Martin
http://contrariancommentary.com/new-hampshire-second-district-congressional-candidate-andy-martin-says-there-is-a-liberal-media-war-against-trump-to-destroy-the-gop/

 

PJ MEDIA
— Hillary Clinton Claims She Doesn’t Want to ‘Repeal the Second Amendment’ – LIZ SHELD
https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/08/01/hillary-clinton-assures-she-doesnt-want-to-repeal-the-second-amendment/

 

THE HILL
— DePaul cancels conservative Ben Shapiro’s speech – Joe Concha  (DIERSEN: Who does not want you to speak?  The following do not want me to speak at TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois events or anywhere else: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/289999-depaul-cancels-conservatives-speech
(FROM THE ARTICLE: DePaul University has revoked its invitation for conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro to address students on campus. The private university in Chicago told the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter that Shapiro, 32, will not be permitted to enter the campus due to “security concerns.” “Given the experiences and security concerns that some other schools have had with Ben Shapiro speaking on their campuses, DePaul cannot agree to allow him to speak on our campus at this time,” wrote Bob Janis, DePaul’s vice president of operations. Shapiro responded with a post on Twitter Monday morning that called those in power at DePaul “cowards.” He also invited those opposed to the decision to write to DePaul’s dean of students, David Miller. Last February, California State University attempted to block Shapiro from speaking on campus, but the former Breitbart columnist showed up anyway. Angry protesters pulled a fire alarm and blocked doors to the event, which led police to escort Shapiro off campus for his own safety. The Young Americas Foundation released a statement late Monday morning that blamed the left for DePaul’s decision to cancel Shapiro’s speech and warned it would limit constitutional freedoms. “For the past six months we have worked with Ben on a high-profile tour of college campuses and witnessed with our own eyes the vicious and threatening behavior of tyrannical leftists who have been programmed by progressive administrators to silence all speech they disagree with — If DePaul cannot trust its delicate liberal snowflake students and administrators to allow Ben to speak his mind safely and freely, it has utterly failed in its mission to ‘[foster] a community that welcomes open discourse.’ “If DePaul does not reverse its decision to ban Ben, it must immediately remove any claim to support free speech and expression from its website and marketing materials or become a fraudulent laughingstock,” the statement concluded. DePaul recently blocked Breitbart commentator Milo Yiannopoulos from attending a College Republicans event, arguing that his presence would lead to a “hostile environment.” In an earlier visit in May for a speaking event, Yainnopoulos’s podium was stormed by protesters and his microphone was stolen. The Hill has reached out to Shapiro for further comment.)
— Trump fears election could be ‘rigged’ – Ben Kamisar
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/290039-trump-im-afraid-the-election-is-going-to-be-rigged

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Vets In Congress Urge Paul Ryan To Un-Endorse Trump  “The profound disrespect Mr. Trump has shown toward Gold Star parents is a new low.” – Jennifer Bendery
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/paul-ryan-donald-trump-veterans_us_579f912de4b0e2e15eb6a467

 

ABC NEWS
— Donald Trump says Bernie Sanders made “a deal with the devil” in endorsing Hillary Clinton.
https://twitter.com/ABC/status/760274392391614464
— Trump Calls Capt. Khan a ‘Hero’ Amid Blowback Over Remarks to Family – MICHAEL EDISON HAYDEN
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-doubles-criticism-khan-family-blow-back-continues/story?id=41041166

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Hillary Clinton Targets a Skeptical Crowd: White Male Voters – MATT FLEGENHEIMER  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs demand that Whites admit to causing all the problems that minorities have had, are having, and will have.  Democrats and RINOs demand that men admit to causing all the problems that women have had, are having, and will have.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/02/us/politics/hillary-clinton-white-male-voters.html
— Only 9% of America Chose Trump and Clinton as the Nominees – ALICIA PARLAPIANO and ADAM PEARCE
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/01/us/elections/nine-percent-of-america-selected-trump-and-clinton.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/02/opinion/mr-trump-and-spineless-republicans.html
— Slavery Reparations Sought in First Black Lives Matter Agenda – REUTERS  (DIERSEN: From what I see, according to reparation advocates, the more of the following that apply to you, the more slavery reparations that you owe: Christian, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, and your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2016/08/02/us/02reuters-usa-politics-race.html
— Trump Seems More the Result of a Shift Among White Men Than the Cause of It – Lynn Vavreck
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/02/upshot/trump-seems-more-the-result-of-a-shift-among-white-men-than-the-cause-of-it.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE IN THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Trump creates huge GOP jitters  Comments on Khan family give rise to criticism and fears of party leaders – Cathleen Decker
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-khans-20160802-snap-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump mired in another day of controversy with family of soldier killed in Iraq.”
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-khans-20160802-snap-story.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Trump doubles down in fight with family of fallen Muslim soldier – David K. Li and Bob Fredericks
http://nypost.com/2016/08/01/trump-doubles-down-in-fight-with-family-of-fallen-muslim-soldier/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Pilot in Hot-Air Balloon Crash Was Convicted of Drug, DWI Charges  Skip Nichols, who was killed with 15 others, went to prison twice, but was said to have turned his life around – ERIN AILWORTH and ANDY PASZTOR
http://www.wsj.com/articles/pilot-in-hot-air-balloon-crash-was-convicted-of-drug-dwi-charges-1470085957
— Voter ID and the Real Threat to Democracy  Throwing out Voter ID laws won’t help minorities in Texas, North Carolina and Wisconsin. – HANS VON SPAKOVSKY and JOHN FUND
http://www.wsj.com/articles/voter-id-and-the-real-threat-to-democracy-1470091513
— To the Go-Along Republicans  Memo to Paul Ryan: Trump’s problem is his character, not his ‘ideas.’ – BRET STEPHENS
http://www.wsj.com/articles/to-the-go-along-republicans-1470091421
— Democrats’ Push for House Faces Hurdles  Shortfalls in recruiting, money could hamper efforts to retake chamber – MICHELLE HACKMAN
http://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-push-for-house-faces-hurdles-1470106128
— Paying for College Has to Be Easier Than This  Government policies discourage parents from saving for their children’s education. – SHEILA BAIR  (DIERSEN: This article presupposes that parents are obligated to pay for their children’s college education, and if they cannot or will not, college students must borrow.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/paying-for-college-has-to-be-easier-than-this-1470091604

 

USA TODAY
— Despite vow to end veteran homelessness, Obama administration halfway there – Gregg Zoroya  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  Democrats are nasty.  While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats and/or veterans.  My superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were Democrats hinted/implied/argued/shouted at my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were veterans THAT I WAS A DRAFT DODGER AND THAT THEREFORE, a) in 1966, the Post Office hired me WHEN IT SHOULD HAVE HIRED A VETERAN, b) in 1971, IRS hired me WHEN IT SHOULD HAVE HIRED A VETERAN, b) in 1972, 1973, and 1974, IRS promoted me WHEN IT SHOULD HAVE PROMOTED VETERANS, c) in 1980, GAO hired me WHEN IT SHOULD HAVE HIRED A VETERAN, d) in 1986, GAO promoted me WHEN IT SHOULD HAVE PROMOTED A VETERAN, and e) GAO SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN RID OF ME MUCH SOONER SO THAT A VETERAN COULD HAVE MY JOB AND HAVE MY CORNOR OFFICE.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/08/01/despite-vow-end-veteran-homelessness-obama-administation-halfway-there/87913000/

 

BLAZE
— DePaul University Reportedly Bans Conservative Speaker Ben Shapiro: ‘This Is How Free Speech Dies’ – Carly Hoilman  (DIERSEN: Who does not want you to speak?  The following do not want me to speak at TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois events or anywhere else: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/08/01/depaul-university-reportedly-bans-conservative-speaker-ben-shapiro-this-is-how-free-speech-dies/
— Newly Crowned Miss Teen USA Called Out for Racist Language in Old Tweets – Dave Urbanski
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/08/01/newly-crowned-miss-teen-usa-called-out-for-racist-language-in-old-tweets/

 

INSIDE HIGHER ED
— DePaul Refuses to Host Conservative Pundit Ben Shapiro
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/08/02/depaul-refuses-host-conservative-pundit

 

FISCAL TIMES
— A Shocking Number of Adults Are Still Mooching Off Their Parents – Beth Braverman
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2016/08/01/Shocking-Number-Adults-Are-Still-Mooching-Their-Parents

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— Why Warren Buffett Is Campaigning for Hillary Clinton—And How Much He’s Spending To Do It – Alexandra Mondalek
http://time.com/money/4433112/warren-buffett-campaigning-hillary-clinton/
— 1 in 3 Adults Under Age 45 Still Get Financial Help From Mom and Dad – Alicia Adamczyk
http://time.com/money/4432883/adults-financial-help-parents-cell-phone/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For parents these days, supporting your child often doesn’t end when they turn 18.  A survey by the Society of Grownups found that one in three adults between the ages of 21 and 45 receive some form of financial support from their parents, MarketWatch reports. Paying for their child’s cellphone bill is the most common type of aid, with 17% of respondents saying their parents foot the bill. After cellphones, food, bills (such as utilities and cable), and insurance are the things parents help pay for most often. Other young people reported their parents help them with “fun” expenses, rent, clothing, and student loan bills, though those responses weren’t as common. While some may use this as further proof that all millennials are lazy and entitled, Nondini Naqui, the chief executive of Society of Grownups, says it’s more a reflection of the rising costs of living millennials must contend with: student loan debt, rising rent and food costs, and stagnate wages all compound, and something has to give. “These are people who are really forging their own way forward, they’re responsible, they take accountability,” Naqui said. But at the same time, “they’re really getting squeezed.”  So why are parents paying for cellphone bills more often than anything else? MarketWatch writes that it’s largely a matter of inertia; parents were already likely paying for the family plan when their kids lived at home, and just kept paying. Writes MW, “[t]he cellphone bill is the last vestige of their financial ties to their parents and they haven’t severed it, mostly because it’s more trouble than it’s worth.”)

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.

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