August 22 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The Ives campaign has announced that “We were able to get great office space on a prominent corner at the intersection of West Street and Roosevelt Road in Wheaton (officially 703 Warrenville Road). Open House on Sept. 14th – details to follow.” SEE: https://mailchi.mp/2a7fdf9036ec/one-month-update That building is in my precinct. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— Former Congressman Joe Walsh eyeing run against President Donald Trump in 2020 – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/former-congressman-joe-walsh-eyeing-run-against-trump/5486225/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Poll: Trump’s approval still weak despite economy
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/poll-trump-s-approval-still-weak-despite-economy
— President Trump revives suggestion he’d end birthright citizenship – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/president-trump-revives-suggestion-he-d-end-birthright-citizenship

WGN TV
— South suburban schools shut off drinking fountains over lead concerns – JOE DONLON
https://wgntv.com/2019/08/22/south-suburban-schools-shut-off-drinking-fountains-over-lead-concerns/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— State commission upholds complaint against DuPage Judge Patrick O’Shea over shooting probe and retaliation threat; jurist now faces sanctions – CLIFFORD WARD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-dupage-judge-patrick-oshea-courts-commission-20190823-mmymwclas5fw3a5kgmyywvmedy-story.html
— U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider joins majority of Democratic House colleagues and Illinois delegation in backing impeachment inquiry – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-rep-brad-schneider-backs-impeachment-20190822-hhng5zd7rbdq3oji7c5ctygdaa-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities and women to be pot pushers.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-cannabis-social-equity-loans-grants-20190822-44fzn4pauzeq7cihj6g6lzbioq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “If Elizabeth Warren is ‘Pocahontas,’ then Donald Trump is ‘Caligula,’ the sociopathic tyrant of Rome.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-trump-caligula-warren-pocahontas-zorn-20190822-z7iebe2u4rculozatgxij2l2wy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Joe Walsh in D.C. for meetings about possible Trump challenge The former Chicago area lawmaker turned conservative talk show host is close to a decision about a presidential run, saying in a Thursday tweet, “He’s fit to watch TV. He’s not fit to be President.” – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/8/22/20829076/joe-walsh-dc-meetings-possible-president-trump-gop-primary-challenge
— Chicago’s mass transit is a boon to downtown employment Mass transit is the region’s best “economic equalizer” since more than 500,000 jobs are within a 45-minute commute of area residents. – Kirk Dillard, chairman, Regional Transportation Authority
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/22/20828429/chicago-downtown-mass-transit-cta-metra-employment-rates-job-market
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago ReeferWalk? Pot shop eyes river location Downtown Current dispensaries are scrambling to find locations to sell recreational pot come Jan. 1 — but a lot of hurdles remain. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/22/20828819/weed-pot-marijuana-river-dispensary-clinic-recreational-sales
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater blasts Joe Walsh.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/8/22/20828276/joe-walsh-trump-2020-republican-president-nomination-primary-steinberg

DAILY HERALD
— Naperville ‘very divided’ on banning or allowing pot shops – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: Any municipality or county that allows the sale of pot shouts that it is not family friendly.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190822/naperville-very-divided-on-banning-or-allowing-pot-shops
— Why is Joe Walsh threatening to run against Trump in 2020? – Jake Griffin and Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190822/why-is-joe-walsh-threatening-to-run-against-trump-in-2020
— Courts commission agrees DuPage judge Patrick O’Shea lied to police about shooting – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190822/courts-commission-agrees-dupage-judge-lied-to-police-about-shooting

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Weed-bill sponsors worry local governments will get greedy If municipalities and counties charge the maximum tax of 3.75 percent, it could cut into legalized sales, legislators warn. – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/news/weed-bill-sponsors-worry-local-governments-will-get-greedy

WBBM780
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Central Illinois City Delavan Embraces Cannabis Industry
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/cannabis-producer-grows-central-illinois

JOURNAL COURIER
— GOP to take on ‘entrenched’ incumbent Durbin – Greg Bishop 
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/GOP-to-take-on-8216-entrenched-8217-incumbent-14370379.php

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Flirtation with 14th District Congressional Race Costs Allen Skillicorn a Primary Challenge from Previous Opponent Carolyn Schofield
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/22/flirtation-with-14th-district-congressional-race-costs-skillicorn-a-primary-challenge-from-previous-opponent-carolyn-schofield/ 
— Allen Skillicorn’s Reaction to Primary Opponent Carolyn Schoefield
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/22/allen-skillicorns-reaction-to-primary-opponent-carolyn-schoefield/ 
— Catalina Lauf’s Anti-AOC Candidacy Announcement Make New York Post
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/22/catalina-laufs-anti-aoc-candidacy-announcement-make-new-york-post/
— IL-06 Congressional Update, Term Limits and Casten MCC Forum
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/22/il-06-congressional-update-term-limits-and-casten-mcc-forum/

WIRE POINTS
— Illinois’ shrinking tax base: $310 billion in accumulated losses from out-migration (Part 3) – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-shrinking-tax-base-310-billion-in-accumulated-losses-from-out-migration-part-3/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— 15 years of Election finance violations; Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino must resign, as should some State Board of Election members – KIRK ALLEN 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/08/15-years-of-election-finance-violations-illinois-auditor-general-frank-mautino-must-resign-as-should-some-state-board-of-election-members/

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Illinois Republican Party releases petition calling for Sandoval to resign over controversial fundraiser photos – Glenn Minnis
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/513140917-illinois-republican-party-releases-petition-calling-for-sandoval-to-resign-over-controversial-fundraiser-photos

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: Federal judge rules law against encouraging illegal immigration is unconstitutional – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/22/judge-carlos-murguia-rules-law-against-encouraging/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Hispanic journalists association rescinds sponsorship invitation from Fox News – Mike Brest
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/hispanic-journalists-association-rescinds-sponsorship-invitation-from-fox-news
— Justice: 64% of federal arrests are noncitizens, with a 200% increase – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/justice-64-of-federal-arrests-are-non-citizens-200-increase
— Stephanie Grisham says New York Times ‘weaponizing journalism’ against Trump – Daniel Chaitin 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/stephanie-grisham-says-new-york-times-weaponizing-journalism-against-trump
— Joe Walsh repeatedly called Obama ‘Muslim,’ ‘enemy,’ and ‘traitor’; now he’s the reasonable alternative to Trump? – Becket Adams
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/joe-walsh-repeatedly-called-obama-muslim-enemy-and-traitor-now-hes-the-reasonable-alternative-to-trump

FOX NEWS
— Sean Hannity: Media, Democrats ‘want people to suffer’ in recession so Trump loses in 2020 – Charles Creitz 
https://www.foxnews.com/media/hannity-media-democrats-recession-trump

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— 50 Years Later, the Spirit of ’69 Feels Like a Hangover With the death of Peter Fonda this week, ‘Easy Rider’ and its dated cultural baggage ride into the sunset. – JAMES P. PINKERTON
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/50-years-later-the-spirit-of-69-feels-like-a-hangover/

BREITBART
— CNN Seeks to Blacklist Sean Spicer from ‘Dancing With the Stars’ – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that blacklist me and blacklist my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/08/22/nolte-cnn-seeks-to-blacklist-sean-spicer-from-dancing-with-the-stars/
— India Has More than 630,000 Illegals in the United States – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: How any illegals are there in America from your motherland?) 
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/08/22/india-has-more-than-630000-illegals-in-the-united-states/

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— Trump admin to consider allowing local governments to veto refugee resettlement – Daniel Horowitz 
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/trump-admin-consider-allowing-local-governments-veto-refugee-resettlement/

CNS NEWS
— Conservatives Condemn Facebook’s Failure to Address Censorship Concerns – Craig Bannister
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/conservatives-condemn-facebooks-failure-address-censorship-concerns

DAILY SIGNAL
— Democrat Wisconsin Governor Excludes Conservative News Service From Media List – Kevin Mooney (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to be conservative and/or Republican, but who refuse to keep [email protected] on their media lists.) 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/08/22/democrat-governor-excludes-conservative-news-service-from-media-list/

GOPUSA
— Of 435 US districts, Omar’s ranked worst for blacks to live
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=74734
— Democrats yearn for a recession
http://www.gopusa.com/democrats-yearn-for-a-recession/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— We Have Two Parties with One Loyalty: The Establishment
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/08/21/democrats-promise-voters-everything-they-want/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— AP-NORC poll: 62% disapprove of how Trump’s handling his job – STEVE PEOPLES and HANNAH FINGERHUT
https://apnews.com/1ad13f32984a4480a45738ead2b4c0d8

NEW YORK POST
— Meet Catalina Lauf, the young Republican congressional hopeful billing herself as the anti-AOC
https://nypost.com/2019/08/22/meet-catalina-lauf-the-young-republican-congressional-hopeful-billing-herself-as-the-anti-aoc/amp/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— In the Trump era, can videogames about killing Nazis be just ‘for fun’? – TODD MARTENS
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2019-08-22/nazi-video-games-wolfenstein-youngblood-darkest-of-times-trump-politics

FED WEEK
— On Early Retirement Offers, Think It Through
https://www.fedweek.com/retirement-financial-planning/on-early-retirement-offers-think-it-through/

FED SMITH
— Right to Strike for Feds Endorsed by Bernie Sanders – Ralph R. Smith 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/08/22/right-strike-feds-endorsed-by-bernie-sanders/

LEGAL READER
— The Rise in Age Discrimination in Tech and How to Stop It – MAGNOLIA POTTER
https://www.legalreader.com/age-discrimination-in-tech/

LEGAL INFO
— 6 Signs of Wrongful Termination
http://www.legalinfo.com/legal-news/6-signs-of-wrongful-termination.html

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.