August 23 Evening Edition

CBS2
— Donald Trump: Chicago Could Stop Violence ‘In One Week’
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/08/23/donald-trump-chicago-could-stop-violence-in-one-week/
— Illinois Democrats Say Don’t Trust Trump To Soften Immigration Stance – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/08/23/illinois-democrats-say-dont-trust-trump-to-soften-immigration-stance/
— Sen. Mark Kirk Not Backing Down On Obama-Iran Payment Comments – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/08/23/sen-mark-kirk-not-backing-down-on-obama-iran-payment-comments/

 

NBC5
— Democrats Protest Pence’s Chicago Appearance, Pence Cancels  Indiana Gov. and Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence canceled a scheduled event in Chicago Tuesday as Illinois Democrats and community leaders staged a protest of his appearance. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/State-Dems-Protest-Pences-Chicago-Visit-Pence-Cancels-391056711.html
— Donald Trump Says Chicago’s Violence Can Be Stopped in a Week
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump told Bill O’Reilly Monday that he thought Chicago’s violence could be stopped within a week using “tough police tactics.” – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Donald-Trump-Thinks–391090981.html
— Rep. Duckworth Urges Sen. Kirk to Apologize to President Obama for ‘Drug Dealer’ Comment  Duckworth addressed the City Club of Chicago Tuesday, laying out her economic plan and urging Kirk to apologize for likening Obama to “the drug dealer in chief” – Tom Schuba  (DIERSEN: What do your critic/opponents want you to apologize for?  My critics/opponents want me to apologize for causing all the defeats and near defeats that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000, but actually, they want me to apologize for much more than that.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/duckworth-urges-kirk-to-apologize-to-obama-for-drug-dealer-comment-391072331.html

 

ABC7
— NEW LAW TIGHTENS PENALTIES FOR FIREARMS TRAFFICKING IN ILLINOIS – Charles Thomas
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/new-law-tightens-penalties-for-firearms-trafficking-in-illinois/1481916/
— KIMMEL ASKS HILLARY CLINTON TO PROVE SHE IS PHYSICALLY FIT BY OPENING JAR OF PICKLES  (DIERSEN: If you were asked what shows that you are physically fit, what would you say? I would stress that neither health problems nor any other kind of problems have stopped me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening since 2015.)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/kimmels-ultimate-fitness-test-open-a-jar-of-pickles/1480996/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Duckworth: Kirk ‘unhinged,’ hearings on Iran payment ‘waste’ – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/195207820-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump suggests Chicago could solve crime problem ‘in a week’ if cops got tougher – Leonor Vivanco
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-trump-chicago-police-crime-met-20160823-story.html
— Duckworth calls Kirk ‘unhinged’ for Obama ‘drug dealer in chief’ comment – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-tammy-duckworth-mark-kirk-unhinged-met-0824-20160823-story.html
— Trump’s boast of aid to GOP not backed up by finance report
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-campiagn-fundraising-20160823-story.html
— Millennials are walking away from homeownership. And that’s a good thing. – Catherine Rampell  (DIERSEN: I have owned real estate since I was 24 years old in 1972 – a new town home in University Park 1972-1984, a studio condo in the Outer Drive East (ODE) building 1974-1976, and a one bedroom condo in the ODE building 1976-1978.  My wife and I owned 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton 1978-1984 and we had 915 Cove Court built in Wheaton in 1984 and continue to live in it.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-millennials-homeownership-renters-fannie-mae-perspec-xxx-20160823-story.html
— Diagnosing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton – Editorial  (DIERSEN: If you were asked what shows that you are physically fit, what would you say? I would stress that neither health problems nor any other kind of problems have stopped me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening since 2015.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-donald-trump-hillary-clinton-medical-health-edit-20160823-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-trump-african-americans-voters-lose-perspec-0824-md-20160823-story.html
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-donald-trump-black-voters-advice-perspec-20160823-column.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Clinton supporters promise to get rid of White males if Clinton is elected.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-angry-white-males-20160823-story.html
— Stop suing ex-prisoners to recover room-and-board costs – Alan Mills, David M. Shapiro  (DIERSEN: Will my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes sue me to recover a) excessive pension that the Civil Service Retirement System has paid me since 1997, b) excessive health insurance, vacation days, sick days, and other benefits that the federal government has given me since 1971 and 1966-1969, c) excessive salary that GAO paid me 1980-1997, d) excessive salary that IRS paid me 1971-980, and e) excessive salary that the Post Office paid me 1966-1969?  In many ways, working for the federal government is like being a prisoner.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-rauner-prisoners-sue-room-board-lisa-madigan-perspec-0824-jm-20160823-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner beefs up gun penalties, but Rahm says meh – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-beefs-up-gun-penalties-but-rahm-says-meh/
— Donald Trump knows someone who knows how to stop Chicago crime – Andy Grimm
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/donald-trump-knows-someone-who-knows-how-to-stop-chicago-crime/
— Duckworth calls Kirk ‘unhinged’ — but quickly closes door – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-duckworth-calls-kirk-unhinged-but-quickly-closes-door/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage hires four lobbying firms – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160823/news/160829553/
— DuPage to buy more equipment for November election – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160823/news/160829592/
— DuPage election agency may impose restrictions on its representatives – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160823/news/160829616/
— Will Elgin pursue its own diversity goals for high-level jobs? – Elena Ferrarin  (DIERSEN: What are/were your employer’s diversity goals?  GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160823/news/160829565/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps paint Trump as being Hitler and paint Trump’s supporters as being Nazis.  How should Trump and his supporters respond?
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160823/discuss/160829721/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps report “Racism and talk of religious war: Trump staff’s online posts.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160823/news/308239986/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Duckworth goes after Kirk in City Club speech – AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160823/NEWS02/160829959/duckworth-goes-after-kirk-in-city-club-speech

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Rauner Backs Up Rhetoric With Cash
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/rauner-backs-up-rhetoric-with-cash
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/gov-rauner-backs-up-promises
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “We aren’t going to let the machine, the corrupt political machine, out spend us two, three, four, five times to one like they’ve done in other legislative races,” Governor Bruce Rauner said. “They’ve crushed us because they’ve got all that insider money.” Governor Bruce Rauner is backing up his promises with cash. He’s giving another $5 million to the Illinois Republican party. That brings his total up to $16 million so far this election cycle. House speaker Madigan runs a committee called the Democratic Majority which had $2.7 million on hand at the end of June. Rauner is hoping to win more seats in the general assembly this election, taking away the Democratic Super Majority.

 

WAND
— County Clerks Preparing for November Elections – Ed Cross
http://www.wandtv.com/story/32826172/county-clerks-preparing-for-november-elections

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Target Is Being Deceptive – Tim Wildmon
https://illinoisfamily.org/uncategorized/target-is-being-deceptive/#.V7wy8K3wxfo.facebook

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Munger passes on IEA session  (DIERSEN: Which individuals, organizations, companies, etc. would never endorse you?  The following would never endorse me: a) those that promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, race based preference giving, gender based preference giving, age discrimination, political affiliation discrimination, pot, booze, gambling, or other vices, abolition of the First or Second Amendments and b) those that 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/2016/08/23/no-surprise-munger-passes-on-iea-session/

 

TPM
— Ex-Aide Corey Lewandowski Suggests Black Communities Not ‘Safe Environment’ For Trump Rallies – TIERNEY SNEED
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/lewandowski-trump-speeches-black-communities-not-safe

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Gay men are 2% of population but 55% of AIDS cases – Ben Johnson
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/gay-men-are-2-of-population-but-55-of-aids-cases-obama-administration

 

GOPUSA
— Hug-a-thug or Law and Order? – Thomas Sowell
http://www.gopusa.com/hug-a-thug-or-law-and-order/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Priebus: ‘The Only Work That The Clinton Foundation Is Doing Is Lining The Pockets Of Bill And Hillary Clinton’ – Steve Guest
http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/23/priebus-the-only-work-that-the-clinton-foundation-is-doing-is-lining-the-pockets-of-bill-and-hillary-clinton/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— BIG GOVERNMENT MEANS BIG CORRUPTION (ESPECIALLY WHEN THE CLINTONS ARE INVOLVED) – Kent Kellar
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2016/08/23/big-government-means-big-corruption-especially-when-the-clintons-are-involved/

 

BREITBART
— Reince Priebus: Stonewalling, Avoiding Transparency Are Hallmarks of the Clinton Machine – NEIL W. MCCABE
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/08/23/reince-priebus-stonewalling-avoiding-transparency-are-hallmarks-of-the-clinton-machine/
— Warning — This Presidential Election Could Be Hacked, Perhaps by a Foreign Power – PROF. JOHN F. BANZHAF III
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/08/23/warning-presidential-election-hacked-perhaps-foreign-power/

 

ROLLCALL
— Minority Democrats Dismiss Trump’s Appeal to Blacks, Hispanics  Trump won’t help their communities, lawmakers say – Lindsey McPherson  (DIERSEN: In their defense, my Democrat GAO superiors would stress that in 1997, they forced me to retire and gave my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate.)
http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/minority-democrats-respond-to-trump-appeal-to-blacks-hispanics 

 

REUTERS
— Illinois governor’s office warns of crippling pension payment hike – Dave McKinney and Karen Pierog
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-illinois-pensions-idUSKCN10Y28Z

 

ABC NEWS
— Challenge for GOP Senators: Surviving a Possible Trump Loss – AP
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/challenge-gop-senators-surviving-trump-loss-41593255

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps report “Inside Donald Trump’s new strategy to counter the view of him as racist.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-donald-trumps-new-strategy-to-shed-the-view-of-him-as-racist/2016/08/23/eedc4fd0-6945-11e6-99bf-f0cf3a6449a6_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps provide “Three very real scenarios for how the Republican Party could break up with Donald Trump.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/23/three-very-real-scenarios-for-how-the-republican-party-could-break-up-with-donald-trump/

 

BALITIMORE SUN
— Donald Trump is “his own worst enemy.” – Michael Steele  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents have always said that about me.  My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I was mentally ill because I refused to become a Democrat and because I refused to help them get rid of federal employees because they were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.  Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO “Republicans” in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois hint/imply/argue/shout that I am mentally ill because I refuse to join them and become a Democrat plant, a Libertarian plant, a Green plant, or a RINO. Those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois hint/imply/argue/shout that I am mentally ill because I refuse to serve as one of their operatives or as one of their dupes.)
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/dan-rodricks-blog/bal-roughly-speaking-michael-steele-story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Donald Trump Courts Black Vote While Avoiding African-American Communities  Supporters have asked candidate to speak at black colleges, churches and to NAACP – REID J. EPSTEIN and MICHAEL C. BENDER
http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-courts-black-vote-while-avoiding-african-american-communities-1471944606

 

DAILY BEAST
— Did Students Win the Campus Culture Wars?  Last year, colleges erupted in protests at offensive monuments and trespassed-upon ‘safe spaces.’ What happened next may have changed campus life forever. – Lizzie Crocker (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, colleges are becoming more and more and mote 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.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/08/23/did-students-win-the-campus-culture-wars.html

 

TIME
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Republican Candidates Calculate Whether to Cut Ties With Donald Trump.” Who has cut ties with you?  The following either never had ties with me or have cut ties with me: 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://time.com/4462244/donald-trump-republican-candidates-senate-house/

 

FORBES
— Which Employers Are Helping Millennials Repay Their Student Loans? – Kaytie Zimmerman (DIERSEN: I graduated debt-free from NIU in 1970 and owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE.  I was able to do that because I worked part-time during the school years and full-time during the summers. What if instead of working, I had taken out a student loan?)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kaytiezimmerman/2016/08/23/which-employers-are-helping-millennials-repay-student-loans/#be823959ea38

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Americans Criticize Internet’s Impact on Journalism, Politics  (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents criticize?  My critics/opponents criticize a) each and every article that I include or do not include a link to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) each and every comment that I make on those articles. They shout that if they, or if anyone who they manipulate/dominate, had been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, Republicans would not have suffered any losses in Illinois since 2000.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/august_2016/americans_criticize_internet_s_impact_on_journalism_politics

 

FED SMITH
— Is The Federal Government Really That Unpopular? The Truth Is Complicated. – Jeff Neal
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/08/23/is-government-really-that-unpopular-the-truth-is-complicated/

 

TORQUE NEWS
— Brits Love the Ford Mustang More than Any Other Sports Car
http://www.torquenews.com/106/brits-love-ford-mustang-more-any-other-sports-car

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.