August 21 Morning Edition

— Suburban Geneva Preschool Closes Classrooms Due to COVID-19 Cases. Officials with the Kensington School said the plan is to safely reopen all of its classrooms on Aug. 31. – Chris Coffey

— Drivers Who Regularly Take The Dan Ryan Say It’s Dangerous, But They Have No Choice – Jermont Terry
(COMMENT: I drove the Dan Ryan 1966-1968 to/from classes at UIC and my parents’ home in Crete.)

— Chicago crime: Video shows people running for cover as shots ring out, striking child – Nate Rodgers
— Chicago man has fractured nose, staples in head after group of teens attack him downtown – Joanie Lum

— Pritzker says new sex education law ‘will help keep our children safe’ — but GOP rivals blast it as ‘obscene’ and ‘misguided’ The new law ignited fireworks in the Illinois Senate when it was up for debate in May. One North Side senator demanded the remarks of a Republican colleague from southern Illinois be stricken from the record. And the fireworks exploded all over again on Friday. – Rachel Hinton

— COMMENT: Chicago Cubs promote LGBTQ.

— Lightfoot Appointments to Key Posts Did Not Keep Pace with Growth of Latinos in Chicago – Heather Cherone
(COMMENT: The federal government defines “communing area” as big as possible (SEE: ) to make it easier for the federal government to meet its Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets.)

— Illinois school district shuts down after one week because of COVID-19 spread – Blythe Bernhard

— Defense secretary contradicts Biden, says fleeing Americans have been beaten by the Taliban – Joseph Clark
— U.S. walking away from Afghanistan was never the right option. Another Washington betrayal of our military. – Tom Basile
— Trump becomes most vocal ex-president since Teddy Roosevelt: Over 400 statements since WH exit – Seth McLaughlin
— GOP lawmakers push legislation to counter internet censorship of Cuban dissidents – Haris Alic

— Marjorie Taylor Greene introduces more articles of impeachment against Biden – Daniel Chaitin

— Hannity rails Biden over Afghanistan: We ‘don’t have a president seemingly aware and capable of leading’ Hannity blasted Biden as ‘missing in action’ – Joshua Comins
— US supporters trapped in Kabul ‘hunted like animals’ by Taliban: Sara Carter. Some Americans trapped in Kabul are considering seeking German military assistance, Logan says. – Charles Creitz
— Illinois state senator Chapin Rose filed an ethics complaint against Governor Pritzker for his mask mandate
— Bank of America training on inherent racism ‘seeks to destroy American values’

— Where does the Taliban get its money and who’s funding the militant group in Afghanistan? Afghanistan, among poorest nations in the world, is heavily dependent on American aid – Megan Henney
— GM recalls all Chevy Bolts over battery fires. GM’s recall of the model sparks renewed concerns for consumer safety over the lithium-ion battery used in virtually all electric vehicles. – Breck Dumas

— Insanity unbound – Eric Utter
— A Call to Action – Sally Zelikovsky
— Proof of vaccination required to retain your right to life – Eric Utter
— The Afghanistan debacle holds a stark warning for Taiwan – Molly Slag

— The Celestial Empire Fights Back Three Asian-American authors offer interesting perspectives on how America can, and ought to be, an example to the world and how to stand up to their school boards. – Ken Masugi

— Ken Blackwell: Defeating Globalism Starts with Protecting Election Integrity at the Precinct Level – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
— FNC’s Carlson: ‘Senile’ Biden ‘Not Capable of Running the County’ — ‘Senior Appointees Are Contradicting Him in Public’ – JEFF POOR
— No Mask No Vote: Canadian Officials Threaten to Turn Away Unmasked Voters – CHRIS TOMLINSON

— Leftist filmmaker Michael Moore likens the Taliban to Southern Baptists: ‘They’re religious nuts, but we’ve got those here, too’ – DAVE URBANSKI

— An Obsession With ‘Self Criticism’ Of The United States Drove Biden’s Disastrous Afghan Exit, Analyst Says – JORDAN LANCASTER
— Olympic Media, a conservative digital media company, is the fastest-growing private advertising business in the U.S., according to the 2021 Inc. 5000 list. – SEBASTIAN HUGHES
— ‘Larry Elder Is The Black Face Of White Supremacy,’ Says LA Times Columnist – MELANIE WILCOX
— ‘Only White People Could Be Racist’: Staff Sue School District Over Mandatory ‘Equity’ Training – KENDALL TIETZ
— What The Military Has Been Doing Instead Of Winning Wars – VARUN HUKERI

— Taliban Fighters Now Well-Equipped for Decades – Thomas Spoehr
— Cowardly Biden Hides From Press on Afghanistan – Tim Graham

— Navy SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden: Biden ‘Deserves An Impeachment,’ He ‘Surrendered To The Taliban’

— Biden Uses Bureaucratic Power Disguised As ‘Civil Rights’ To Force Schoolchildren To Wear Masks – Jordan Davidson

— Joe Biden ‘Leading the World’—Off a Cliff – CLAUDIA ROSETT A

— Based on Left’s Definition of Racism, Vaccine Mandates Are Racist – Chris Talgo

— Call Afghanistan What It Is: The Worst Hostage Crisis in American History – James Jay Carafano
— Blame Joe Biden for the Afghanistan Disaster. No One Else. – Dustin Carmack

— LA Times accuses Larry Elder of being the ‘black face of white supremacy’ “In today’s LA Times. You’ve got to be real scared and desperate to play the race card against the brother from South Central.” – Angelo Isidorou

— Bank of America, Lowe’s sponsor ‘woke’ training instructing white employees ‘cede power to people of color’ – Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
— Five major Taliban websites suddenly go dark – Vivek Saxena

— Democrat Files Bill To Ban Unvaccinated Passengers From US Flights – Allan Stein

— Some Taliban websites go offline amid broader tech crackdown – April Glaser, Kevin Collier and Cyrus Farivar
— Neighbors erect large Pride flag after school bans LGBTQ, BLM signs. Supporting the flags and what they symbolize, the couple behind the project argue, is not political. – Cynthia Silva
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQers and BLMers work harder to destroy those who do not promote LGBTQ and BLM.)

— FRONT PAGE: How the Taliban Turned Social Media Into a Tool for Control. In the 1990s, they banned the internet. Now they use it to threaten and cajole the Afghan people, in a sign of how they might use technology to build power. – Paul Mozur and Zia ur-Rehman
— The Congressional Black Caucus: Powerful, Diverse and Newly Complicated – Astead W. Herndon
— Inside the Diverse and Growing Asian Population in the U.S. – Robert Gebeloff, Denise Lu and Miriam Jordan

— We Can’t Educate Our Way to Racial Economic Equity – Michael Collins
(COMMENT: I worked for GAO’s Chicago office group that audited federal financial industry regulators 1990-1997. In 1992, IIT started a master’s degree program in financial markets and trading. (SEE: ) The courses in that program were directly related to the work that the group did. Sadly, I was the only member of the group that took those courses. I earned a master’s degree from IIT in financial markets and trading in 1997. In 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” so that they could give my Black subordinate my job and my preferred corner office.)

— How Trump-hating California ended up with a slate of recall candidates who supported Trump – JULIA WICK

— SEC Weighs Requiring Companies to Give More Details on Workers. Chairman Gary Gensler asks staff for recommendations on human-capital disclosures as Democrats seek more-detailed information on diversity, other metrics. – Paul Kiernan
(COMMENT: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, very few of my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Republicans.)
— ‘Movers and Stayers’ Review: The Great Divide. The South is the nation’s most Republican region. Will it stay that way? In the South and elsewhere, big metro areas, trending Democratic, are the key. – Michael Barone
(COMMENT: The more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats and RINOs do to get rid of you: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-veteran, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Unemployment Benefits Forever? Treasury suggests how states can continue the incentives not to work. – Editorial
(COMMENT: To avoid unemployment, I took BAD JOBS that my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would never stoop to take. 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; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)

— 13 Ways To Seek Out More Diverse Candidates For Critical Positions
(COMMENT: The more of the following that you are, the more likely that you will not be hired and that you will be gotten rid of: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-veteran, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— We Can’t Educate Our Way to Racial Economic Equity. Black workers are still being left behind by their White peers regardless of their level of education. Ensuring their success requires a bolder approach. – Michael Collins
(COMMENT: Collins would be proud of my Democrat GAO superiors. In 1997, when I was 49 years old, they succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” so that they could give my Black subordinate my job and my preferred corner office.)

— The Federal Pay Equity Quandary. Rebuilding the workforce will require a pay system that is seen as fair to highly qualified men and women. It also has to enable agencies to compete for talent. – Howard Risher
(COMMENT: The more of the following that you are, the more bleak that your career prospects are in the federal government: Republican, conservative, White, male, heterosexual, married, non-veteran, non-poor, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Republicans increasingly critical of several major U.S. institutions, including big corporations and banks – TED VAN GREEN
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, major U.S. institutions paint themselves as being anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

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.