August 22 Morning Edition

— Illinois GOP Governor: Sanctuary Bill ‘Very Reasonable’ – IAN MASON
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Bruce Rauner, Republican Governor of Illinois, told the local press Friday he may sign a new bill passed by the heavily Democratic Illinois legislature to frustrate federal immigration enforcement. Claiming it was supported by “the immigration community” in addition to the Illinois Sheriff’s Association and businesses, Rauner told WBEZ, Chicago’s FM public radio channel, that SB31 “seems very reasonable.” Rauner’s office did not respond to Breitbart News’s request to clarify to whom “the immigration community” referred. The patriotic immigration reform group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) strongly criticized SB31 in an interview with conservative site Illinois Review. Meanwhile, the Chicago chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and open-borders groups like the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, have urged Rauner to sign the bill. SB31 does not concern the handling of immigrants or refugees, but illegal aliens, who are neither. Harmlessly titled the “Illinois Trust Act,” SB31 prohibits all Illinois state and local law enforcement from complying with federal agents’ “immigration detainer” orders. In effect, it will be illegal under the act for police in Illinois keep someone who federal agents tell them is an illegal alien in custody long enough for them to arrive and enforce immigration laws. Instead, they will be compelled to release illegal aliens back onto the street when they have no non-immigration-related reason to keep them locked up. The bill is similar to provisions in effect in the so-called “sanctuary state” of California. “It does not tie law enforcement’s hands. It actually encourages between local law enforcement and federal immigration facilities,” Rauner said, indicating he would make up his mind on whether to sign it in the next few days. Rauner’s office confirmed to Breitbart News Monday that the governor has yet to reach a final decision on SB31. One Illinois immigration hawk was unconvinced. “I think the biggest question Illinois taxpayers have for Governor Rauner and any legislator who would want to pass this bill is, ‘Does making it easier for illegal aliens to stay in Illinois improve the lives of Illinois residents?’” former Republican candidate for the U.S. Congress and Illinois Minutemen-founder Rosanna Pulido told Breitbart News. She explained: “We already spend 4.5 Billion dollars a year for free services for illegal aliens. By signing this Bill, SB 31, Rauner will create an even stronger magnet for illegal aliens who are looking not to be apprehended by the law. Thus, the already overburdened taxpayer will be saddled with even more of a burden. It will truly be the straw that broke the camels back. Personally I am already checking out a different state I can move to.  It is a truly sad day in Illinois.” Brian McCann, whose brother Dennis was killed by an illegal alien who escaped to his native Mexico because of Chicago’s existing “sanctuary” policies, joined other families to opposing SB31. “All the killers were illegal aliens,” McCann told the Illinois Review. “The three of us have made repeated requests to meet with the governor to urge him to veto this dangerous measure. We will meet with the governor downstate or upstate before the August 28th deadline for a veto.” At the launch of Advocates for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime (AVIAC) in June, McCann expressed his frustration with the mainstream media’s constant focus on sympathetic stories about illegal immigrants and not on Americans who are harmed by so-called sanctuary policies. “We get no support … We don’t get coverage,” he told Breitbart News then. If Rauner hoped to curry favor from his state’s rampant political left by signaling support for SB31, he did not find that support forthcoming. “Rauner is a guy who is trying to wreck the lives of working class families,” a spokesman for long-time Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan told WBEZ in response to Rauner’s comments on the sanctuary bill. “I can’t say it any more simply.”)




— Illinois legislative leaders meet on state school funding Tuesday
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Newly anti-Trump Chicago CEO Ravin Gandhi says “After Charlottesville and its aftermath, I will not defend Trump even if the Dow hits 50,000, unemployment goes to 1 percent, and GDP grows by 7 percent. Some issues transcend economics, and I will not in good conscience support a president who seems to hate Americans who don’t look like him.”
— Golf for millennials: Fast, arcade style and boozy – Alex Schiffer
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But Topgolf, a high-tech driving range and entertainment company, has set out to prove otherwise. It thinks millennials might well be the key to reviving interest in the sport. The company has tapped into the social potential for golf, creating a space best described as “where a lounge meets a tee box.”  Topgolf is at once old-fashioned (a little bit like Skee-Ball) and modern (technology lets you track your performance, shot by shot – and compete with your friends). And the setting is loud and lively, not your typical back-nine fare.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump is wearing out his welcome in many venues.”
— Trump’s real record on race may surprise you – Stephen Moore  (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, if you support Trump, anti-Trumps will call you a racist, a White supremacist, a hater, a sexist, a bigot, and even worse things.)


— Trump seeks end to ‘nation-building’ in Afghanistan—and hate at home – AP  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps want Trump to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn himself and all his supporters as being White supremacists, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
— Chicago Police arrests drop 24 percent in one year – Fran Spielman
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Chicago businessmen use Charlottesville to paint themselves as being anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: ‘Blood boils’ over racism  Michael Sacks, the circumspect businessman and friend of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, strongly condemned the white nationalist protest that turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia. “My blood boils,” he wrote in an email to employees a day after President Donald Trump defended the protesters who wore Nazi swastikas and carried torches. “Hate, bigotry, intolerance . . . Ku Klux Klan, Nazi’s, Neo Nazi’s White Supremacy, White Nationalists, White Power, BAD, VERY BAD, HORRIBLE, OFFENSIVE DISGUSTING,” the CEO of GCM Grosvenor wrote in an email that was forwarded to me. “We won’t tolerate a whiff of it here,” he wrote of racism. “We as a firm will stand against it. We will stand up to it. We will fight it.” Sacks said his comments weren’t meant for public consumption but acknowledges, “I felt the need to be crystal clear with no equivocation.” He’s among several Chicago top executives who used the events in Charlottesville to discuss company principles and moral codes. Marcus Lemonis, the CEO of Camping World and host of CNBC’s “The Profit,” was more public. In a TV interview he had a message for customers who agreed with Trump’s comments: “Don’t shop at my business.” Jen Tescher, president and CEO of the Center for Financial Services Innovation, referenced Charlottesville at a staff meeting. “We made clear that financial insecurity is no excuse for race-based hatred and bigotry. We reject the idea that improving the lives of some means worsening it for others,” she told me. Outcome Health CEO Rishi Shah also talked with employees. He told me he wanted to send a message to staffers that Trump’s comments “are not consistent with our values.” And he praised CEOs for “speaking up” about Trump’s “inappropriate response.” North Shore businessman Howard Gottlieb was among members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities to resign in protest.)


— Former Lake in the Hills mayor convicted – Lee Filas
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “GOP must start sending president message he’s losing party’s support.”
— Suburban pols forget our connection to Chicago – Tom Teune, Wheaton  (DIERSEN: What are your connections with Chicago?  My connections include living there a) part-time for 3 months in 1971 and 1974-1976 and b) then full-time 1976-1978; getting married there in 1978; working there the last 6 months in 1971 and then 1973-1997; and taking college classes there full-time 1966-1968 and then part-time 1971-1983 and 1992-1997.)
— Rauner misses opportunities with veto of debt-transparency law – Editorial


— Are international homebuyers cooling on Chicago? – DENNIS RODKIN


— After Englewood’s Lincoln Bust Vandalized Again, Alderman Wants To Move It – Andrea V. Watson


— Former DCFS leader George Sheldon’s wounds self-inflicted – Jim Dey


— Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio: He hasn’t been invited to Trump rally  President appeared to hint he may pardon Arpaio – MADISON PARK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that Paul Ryan says that Trump “messed up” his Charlottesville response, but that ultimately, Ryan wants Trump to succeed. Anti-Trumps want Trump to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn himself and all his supporters as being White supremacists, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.


— ‘Rauner, Madigan Removed’ – Headline Of Springfield’s Dreams? – RACHEL OTWELL  (DIERSEN: What do/did your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes say would happen if/when you are/were removed?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes said that if I was removed, great things would happen for TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc.)


— CMHS College and Career Fair Sept. 6, 2017 (DIERSEN: While I was in high school, many, if not most, if not virtually everyone viewed me as NOT being “college material.” Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I spent my junior and senior years and the summer in between washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights.)


— The Media’s Glaring Double Standards on Violence and Hate – Dr. Michael L. Brown


— For crying out loud, somebody show him the cartoon  (DIERSEN: It would be great a) if one of Rauner’s staff would print out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails as soon as they come in every morning and every evening, b) if Rauner would be immediately given those print outs, c) if Rauner would immediately indicate on those printouts which articles that he wants to see the text, and d) if Rauner would immediately be given those full article print outs.)


— The media’s glaring double standards on violence and hate – Dr. Michael Brown
— Antifa rise after Charlottesville alarms Free-speech advocates


— PayPal Bans Conservative Sites After Soros-Funded Group Attacks Them – RYAN SAAVEDRA  (DIERSEN: Which conservative websites do the leaders of your municipality, your township/ward, your county, and Illinois want banned? I should write a book about past and present “Republican” leaders in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who hint/imply/argue/shout that they want and GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to be banned.)
— Rooting Against America: Activists Plan To Make America’s Leaders Lose ‘International Legitimacy’ – PETER HASSON  (DIERSEN: Who wants you to lose legitimacy?  Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that want me to lose legitimacy are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and/or they a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)


— Bannon’s exit – what does it mean for Trump’s agenda? – Chad Groening


— Trump Reportedly Views Zuckerberg as 2020 Threat – Brian Freeman  (DIERSEN: What does Zuckerberg and his company think of those who share your demographics? From what I see, Zuckerberg and his company despises if not hates those who share my demographics. What do you say to those who glorify, praise, and pander to Zuckerberg and his company?)


— Trump denounces hate, bigotry in primetime address – MALLORY SHELBOURNE (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps want Trump to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn himself and all his supporters as being White supremacists, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
Chicago Police arrests drop 24 percent in one year Fran Spielman
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s base frets about post-Bannon era.” (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps want Trump to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn himself and all his supporters as being White supremacists, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)


— The new GOP primary litmus test: Loyalty to Trump  Republicans who show anything less than total fealty to the president are being hammered by GOP challengers. – KEVIN ROBILLARD (DIERSEN: I should write a book about past and present “leaders” in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton a) who claim to be Republican but who reject most if not all of the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and/or the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling. They demand that you be totally loyal to them personally, that is, that you serve as one of their operatives or dupes. They focus on destroying those like me who fail/refuse to serve as one of their operatives or as one of their dupes.)


— Paul Ryan Opposes Censure of Trump Over Charlottesville Remarks – LEIGH ANN CALDWELL (DIERSEN: Who has tried to get you censured and why?  I should write a book about those who tried but failed to get the Illinois Center Right Coalition to censure me for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor at the start of its 2006 Annual Convention in the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall.)


— What Moderates Believe – David Brooks  (DIERSEN: Moderates who claim to be Republican focus on destroying the Republican Party.)
— Let Consumers Sue Companies – RICHARD CORDRAY (DIERSEN: My advice is that if the a seller demands that you agree to arbitration, do not buy from that seller. SEE:
— Great Wall Motor of China Sets Its Sights on Jeep – JACK EWING and KEITH BRADSHER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with China against America.)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Roy Lunn, Engineer Who Helped Birth the Mustang, Dies at 92 – Sam Roberts
— Why Lee Should Go, and Washington Should Stay – JON MEACHAM
— Live in a Poor Neighborhood? Better Be a Perfect Parent. – EMMA S. KETTERINGHAM
— Why Is the Fed So Scared of Inflation? – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Actual inflation has always been understated.)
— The Showdown Over How We Define Fringe Views in America – Emily Badger  (DIERSEN: If your views do not promote all the planks in the Democrat Party platform, the Libertarian Party platform, and the Green Party platform, anti-Trumps will say that you have “fringe views.”)
— After Criticism, Publisher Reverses Decision to Bow to China’s Censors – CHRIS BUCKLEY


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Poll shows clear disapproval of how Trump responded to Charlottesville violence.” Anti-Trumps want Trump to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn himself and all his supporters as being White supremacists, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.
— IRS whistle blower who questioned paper industry tax break fights to keep his job – Steven Mufson
— ‘You’re Fired’ may be harder than Trump thinks when it comes to federal workers – Lisa Rein  (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I must be THE WORSE OF THE WORST a) because my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) because my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) because my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: J.P Morgan Chase donates nothing to help support Wheaton’s Independence Day parades but beyond outrageously donates $500,000 to support the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Further, “J.P. Morgan said in Monday’s memo that beginning in September, it would match employees’ donations to a range of human- and civil-rights organizations two for one.” The SPLC wants to get rid of all individuals, all organizations, all companies, all governments, and all countries that support Trump. Obviously, J.P Morgan Chase believe that the money that Trump supporters will take out of J.P Morgan Chase will be far exceeded by the money that Trump-haters will bring to J.P Morgan Chase.
— If the CEO is Overpaid, Blame the Compensation Committee  Its report will probably be approved by shareholders, even if it relies on metrics that inflate performance. – Robert C. Pozen and  S.P. Kothari  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, my critic/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes talk and act like a) they are operatives or dupes for overpaid CEOs and b) they want cheap labor.)
— (Still) Seeking IRS Accountability  Judge Walton orders the IRS to give straight answers for a change. – Editorial (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS 1971-1980. My Democrat IRS superiors a) got rid of the IRS manager who had promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, b) did not promote me beyond GS-12, c) disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974, and d) disallowed my education deductions in 1978.)
— Live Free or High in the Granite State  Trump called New Hampshire a ‘drug infested den.’ He wasn’t entirely wrong. – Matthew Hennessey
— Steve Bannon Isn’t Going Away  He aims to defeat the ‘globalist’ crew by pushing China into the 2018 campaign. – Walter Russell Mead
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: China’s Great Wall Motor Expresses Interest in Buying Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep – Trefor Moss, Bob Davis, and Chester Dawson  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with China against America.)


— Pardon America’s toughest sheriff Joe Arpaio – Trent Franks
— ‘Self-governance’ for fraternities and sororities needs to end – Rric J. Barron (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that none of the colleges that earned degrees from were Ivy League and that I was never a member of a fraternity.)
— Bro culture is under attack, but women say it’s far from tamed – Marco della Cava and Kevin McCoy


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow that their Charlottesville controversy has damaged Trump’s agenda.


— Marijuana dispensary employee robbed at gunpoint


— Action Alert: Gov. Rauner has until August 28 to sign the TRUST Act! (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, “religious leaders” act as operatives or as dupes for the anti-religious Democrat Party.)


— Rauner Has Six Hours in Car on Carbondale Trip – May Find 10 Seconds to Look at IPI Cartoon  (DIERSEN: Who does Rauner listen to?  What do you say to those Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs who urge Rauner to NOT read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)

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.