August 24 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Congressman Peter Roskam, DuPage County Republican Party Chairman Brian Krajewski, Glen Ellyn Village President Alex Demos, and others spoke very highly of DuPage County Board District 4 candidate Tim Elliott at his outstanding fundraiser at Glen Oak Country Club in Glen Ellyn Wednesday evening, August 24, 2016.  The 75+ attendees included Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti; past and present DuPage County candidates, elected officials, and party leaders Almiron, Anderson, Berlin, Cronin, Curran, Eckhoff, Fichtner, Hinds, McGowen, Muzzochi, Puchalski, Romano, Schillerstrom, and Zaruba; Milton Township officials Heidorn, Keller, Molitor, and Muehlfelt; past Milton Township party leaders Carlson and Fawell; judges Brennan and Fawell; past local government official Fitzpatrick; and precinct committeemen Cherry, Crane, Krzyzewski, Lofgren, McNeily, Rash, and Sanguinetti. – Dave Diersen

 

ABC7
— KIRK OFFERS NO APOLOGY FOR CALLING OBAMA ‘DRUG DEALER IN CHIEF’ – Charles Thomas
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/kirk-offers-no-apology-for-calling-obama-drug-dealer-in-chief/1483605/

 

NBC5
— Donald Trump’s Former Campaign Manager Discusses Canceled Chicago Rally  The Republican presidential nominee’s former manager, Corey Lewandowski, reflected on the canceled rally during a television appearance – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/former-trump-campaign-manager-lewandowski-canceled-chicago-rally-391189192.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Kirks ask “Can calling President Obama a drug dealer get Mark Kirk re-elected?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-mark-kirk-drug-dealer-glanton-20160824-column.html
— Kirk accuses Duckworth of mocking stroke victims as Senate race heats up – Rick Pearson and Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-white-house-mark-kirk-barack-obama-drug-dealer-in-chief-met-0825-20160824-story.html
— White House dismisses Kirk likening Obama to ‘drug dealer in chief’ for Iran payment – Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-white-house-mark-kirk-barack-obama-drug-dealer-in-chief-met-0825-20160824-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans ask “Can calling President Obama a drug dealer get Mark Kirk re-elected?
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-mark-kirk-drug-dealer-glanton-20160824-story.html
— Emanuel’s school board OKs property tax hikes for new CPS budget – Juan Perez Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-schools-budget-property-tax-hike-met-0825-20160824-story.html
— CPS’ double-dog dare to Springfield and CTU – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-chicago-schools-budget-claypool-emanuel-edit-20160824-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Kirk accuses Duckworth of making fun of stroke victims – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/kirk-accuses-duckworth-making-fun-stroke-victims/
— Murphy vacancy: A chance for Guv to let voters have their say – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-a-chance-for-guv-to-let-voters-have-their-say/
— GOP ridiculed either way when courting black vote – S.E. Cupp
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/s-e-cupp-gop-ridiculed-either-way-when-courting-black-vote/
— Fewer options, higher rates on Illinois health insurance exchange – Andy Grimm
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/fewer-options-higher-rates-on-illinois-health-insurance-exchange/
— Abortion opponents sue city over ordinance restricting protesters – Natalie Watts
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/abortion-opponents-sue-city-over-ordinance-restricting-protesters/
— Treasurer tackles insurance companies’ dirty little secret – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/brown-treasurer-tackles-insurance-companies-dirty-little-secret/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage forest director gets new 1-year contract – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160824/news/160829376/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Rauner’s office warns pension change could be ‘devastating’ – AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160824/NEWS02/160829936/rauners-office-warns-pension-change-could-be-devastating

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois an ‘outlier’ in party appointments to legislative vacancies – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20160824/bernard-schoenburg-illinois-outlier-in-party-appointments-to-legislative-vacancies

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Downers Grove Village Council begins search for new member – NATHAN LURZ
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/08/23/downers-grove-village-council-begins-search-for-new-member/a5zpgjv/

 

BLOOMIMGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois ‘Obamacare’ health insurance rates up significantly – AP
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/illinois-obamacare-health-insurance-rates-up-significantly/article_1acf6eef-57f1-5813-a16e-bbd4d3706b53.html

 

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk touts Illinois ahead of party – Doug Wilson  (DIERSEN: Political parties, including the Republican Party, exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend their platform.  If you can not or will not defend and advance the Republican Party platform, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office as a Republican.)
http://www.whig.com/20160824/us-sen-mark-kirk-touts-illinois-ahead-of-party#

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Trump gaining ground on Clinton in area fundraising – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-08-24/tom-kacich-trump-gaining-ground-clinton-area-fundraising.html

 

LASALLE NEWS TRIBUNE
— GOP leader Stephanie Holderfield defends Trump – Kevin Solari (DIERSEN: Who defends you from your critics/opponents?  My critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have lots of religious, government, political, and financial clout.  They make it very clear that they will have their operatives and dupes viciously destroy any individual, any organization, any company, any etc. that defends me.)
http://newstrib.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=28&ArticleID=52966

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Latest on Trump Signs & Friday Night CL Rally
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/24/latest-on-trump-signs-friday-night-cl-rally/
— Oberweis Gives Reick a Thousand
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/24/oberweis-gives-reick-a-thousand/
— Another County Board Democrat Drops Out
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/24/another-county-board-democrat-drops-out/
— GOP State’s Attorney Candidate Patrick Kenneally Lays Out Continuing Education Cost-Cutting Idea
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/23/kenneally-lays-out-continuing-education-cost-cutting-idea/
— Obamacare Monopoly in McHenry County – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/24/obamacare-monopoly-in-mchenry-county/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL DEPT OF INSURANCE WARNS OF DOUBLE DIGIT HEALTH CARE INCREASE IN 2017
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/illinois-obamacare-rates-increase-again.html
— CHICAGOANS WANT HIGHER TAXES, POLL REPORTS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/chicagoans-want-higher-taxes-poll-reports-.html
— TONIA KHOURI BYPASSES MAINSTREAM MEDIA TO PUSH FOR BETTER 11TH CD BRIDGES, HIGHWAYS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/tonia-khouri-bypasses-mainstream-media-to-push-for-better-11th-cd-bridges-highways.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— House GOP candidate rents to a sex offender, blames Madigan for “trying to distract” voters
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/24/house-gop-candidate-rents-to-a-sex-offender-blames-madigan-for-trying-to-distract-voters/
— Reporters focus on stroke angle, Dems hit race angle
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/24/reporters-focus-on-stroke-angle-dems-hit-race-angle/
— Rauner claims he’s spending “all my time” on reforms, not campaigns
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/24/rauner-claims-hes-spending-all-my-time-on-reforms-not-campaigns/

 

GOPUSA
— College Campus Lunacy – Water E. Williams
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=14056

 

TPM
— Chicago Police: Officer Never Told Trump That ‘Tougher’ Policing Could Stop Crime – ALLEGRA KIRKLAND
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/chicago-police-deny-trump-tough-policing-stop-crime

 

NEWSMAX
— Ann Coulter: Republicans Who Work With Hillary Are ‘Traitors’ – Greg Richter
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/ann-coulter-republicans-work-with/2016/08/24/id/745052/
— US Lost 700K Weapons in Middle East – Cathy Burke
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/NY-Times-Analysis-US-Weapons/2016/08/24/id/744960/

 

BARBWIRE & JOHN BIVER
— THE RELIGIOUS ZEALOTRY OF THE POLITICAL LEFT – JOHN BIVER
http://barbwire.com/2016/08/24/the-religious-zealotry-of-the-political-left/
http://johnbiver.com/the-religious-zealotry-of-the-political-left/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Mike Rowe: Media Wants To Impact Election By Labeling Trump Voters ‘Uneducated’ – Kaitlan Collins
http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/23/reporters-keep-calling-trump-voters-uneducated-mike-rowe-has-a-powerful-response/

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— Facing High Labor Costs From Minimum Wage Hikes, Chicago Restaurant Closes – Leah Jessen
http://dailysignal.com/2016/08/23/facing-high-labor-costs-from-minimum-wage-hikes-chicago-restaurant-closes/

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Leaked e-mails show George Soros paid $650K to influence bishops during Pope’s US visit – John-Henry Westen  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.  Because my critics/opponents know that I do not take bribes, they have their operatives and their dupes harass me.)
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-leaked-e-mails-show-george-soros-paid-to-influence-bishops-during

 

THE HILL
— Trump: Clinton is a ‘bigot who sees people of color only as votes’ – Evelyn Rupert
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/292581-trump-clinton-is-a-bigot-who-sees-people-of-color-only-as
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Clinton targets Trump on race.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/292525-clinton-targets-trump-on-race

 

NBC NEWS
— Donald Trump Openly Weighs a Massive Immigration Reversal – BENJY SARLIN
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/donald-trump-openly-weighs-massive-immigration-reversal-n637426

 

NEW YORK POST
— New revelations show a nation for sale under Hillary Clinton – David Harsanyi
http://nypost.com/2016/08/23/new-revelations-show-a-nation-for-sale-under-hillary-clinton/

 

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “DONALD TRUMP’S DEPORTATION FLIP-FLOP: WHY IT COULD ACTUALLY HELP HIM.”
http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-immigration-deportation-wall-11-million-undocumented-illegal-492950

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats say “Discerning Donald Trump’s Stance On Immigration Now Requires a Degree In Literary Analysis.”
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/trumps-stance-on-immigration-is-a-semiotic-puzzle.html

 

FORBES
— Ban Older Americans From The Polls? We’re Not Laughing – Richard Harris  (DIERSEN: I have always opposed age discrimination, so of course, needless-to-say, those who promote age discrimination have always opposed me.)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2016/08/24/ban-older-americans-from-the-polls-were-not-laughing/#3b6135b32128

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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