August 26 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Illinois Named One of the Worst States to Live in for Taxes  Illinois was ranked one of the nation’s worst states for taxes in a new survey released Thursday by financial forecaster Kiplinger. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Illinois-Named-One-of-the-Worst-States-to-Live-in-for-Taxes-391425812.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois taxpayers on hook for more than $400M as teacher pension investment outlook dims
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-budget-teachers-pension-20160826-story.html
— Rauner loses $400 million vote on teacher pension fund issue – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-teacher-pensions-vote-met-0827-20160826-story.html
— Supreme Court’s Democratic majority sides with Madigan on redistricting. Surprise! – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-independent-map-illinois-supreme-court-madigan-edit-20160826-story.html
— Voters, take back your state – William M. Daley
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-illinois-remap-amendment-supreme-court-daley-perspec-20160826-story.html
— Rauner signs life insurance bill – Becky Yerak
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-life-insurance-benefits-0827-biz-20160826-story.html
— How Illinois politicians consciously created these debt and pension crises – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-illinois-debt-pension-crisis-madigan-rauner-edit-20160826-story.html
— These sites let you see how a company treats female employees — before you even take the job – Julia Carpenter  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, federal agencies look very good on these websites.  But federal employment is a zero-sum game.  The more preference that federal agencies give their female employees, the more that they discriminate against their male employees.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-women-job-experience-website-20160826-story.html
— Crazy political mapping in need of a national remedy – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-cash-for-meetings-guaranteed-rate-perspec-zorn-0828-md-20160826-column.html
— Objectors to Lake County coroner’s candidacy ask Illinois Supreme Court not to take case – Emily K. Coleman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-lake-county-coroner-objection-st-0826-20160826-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Sticker shock: Illinois on hook for another $421M next year – Andy Grimm
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sticker-shock-illinois-on-hook-for-another-421m-next-year/
— New legislation requires insurers to locate, pay beneficiaries – Jacob Wittich
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/new-legislation-requires-insurers-to-locate-pay-beneficiaries/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Rauner: Political mapping system ‘rigged’ – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160826/news/160829097/
— Rauner says he’ll stay out of Murphy replacement – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160826/news/160829101/
— TRAGIC: Video gambling cafe may open Sleepy Hollow location – Lauren Rohr
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160826/news/160829129/
— Multiple St. Charles schools show unsafe lead levels in water – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160826/news/160829107/
— Garland tells law students that careers can be unpredictable – AP  (DIERSEN: I became a federal employee in June of 1971 and remained one through September of 1997 because in February of 1971, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted.  Firestone Stores had fired me because I had accepted that offer.  Oldsmobile said that it had to withdraw its job offer because it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160826/news/308269808/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— After remap decision, might as well make Mike Madigan king – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160826/BLOGS02/160829886/after-remap-decision-might-as-well-make-mike-madigan-king
— Pension board hits state with $420 million tab
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160826/NEWS02/160829890/pension-board-hits-state-with-420-million-tab
— Rauner is missing a chance to push back on gun crime – RICH MILLER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160826/NEWS02/160829874/rauner-is-missing-a-chance-to-push-back-on-gun-crime

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— New law makes insurance companies find, pay beneficiaries – AP
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160826/new-law-makes-insurance-companies-find-pay-beneficiaries

 

  1. LOUIS TODAY
    — DIERSEN HEADLINE: 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 a) support Clinton and b) blast Trump.
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/clinton-trump-battle-over-his-appeal-among-racist-voters/article_f3ca0169-47a1-5f3f-b23a-02691658559e.html

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS HAS HIGHEST BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN U.S. – Michael Lucci
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-has-highest-black-unemployment-rate-in-u-s-texas-has-lowest/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RESPONSES COME IN TO SUPREME COURT’S DECISION TO BLOCK VOTERS’ OPINION ON REMAPPING
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/responses-come-in-to-supreme-courts-decision-to-block-voters-opinion-on-remapping.html
— DEMOCRAT-ELECTED SUPREME COURT JUSTICES DENY REFERENDUM ON FAIR MAPS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/democrat-elected-supreme-court-justices-deny-referendum-on-fair-maps.html

 

BREITBART
— Blue State Blues: Fact-Check — Top 20 Lies in Hillary’s ‘Alt-Right’ Speech – Joel Pollak
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/26/blue-state-blues-fact-check-top-20-lies-hillarys-alt-right-speech/

 

BARBWIRE
— CDC: TEEN HOMOSEXUALITY JEOPARDIZES HEALTH – LINDA HARVEY
http://barbwire.com/2016/08/26/teen-homosexuality-jeopardizes-health/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— THE ENTIRE ‘LGBT’ NARRATIVE JUST CRUMBLED  Matt Barber declares, ‘Truth is hate to those who hate truth’
http://www.wnd.com/2016/08/the-entire-lgbt-narrative-just-crumbled/

 

THE HILL
— Trump says he’ll release immigration plan within two weeks – Evelyn Rupert
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/293531-trump-says-hell-release-immigration-plan-in-two-weeks
— Kasich: I don’t know what we’re hearing from Trump on immigration – Evelyn Rupert
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/293529-kasich-i-dont-know-what-were-hearing-from-trump-on-immigration

 

POLITICO
— Kaine links Trump to ‘Ku Klux Klan values’ – LOUIS NELSON (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly Democrats shout they are anti-White, that is, ever-increasingly, Democrats shout that Democrats are racists.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/tim-kaine-kkk-donald-trump-227465

 

TAMPA BAY TIMES
— RNC chairman criticizes Kaine’s ‘dirty, deplorable attacks’ in Tallahassee – Kristen M. Clark
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/rnc-chairman-criticizes-kaines-dirty-deplorable-attacks-in-tallahassee/2291172

 

REUTERS
— Illinois governor urges 2018 vote on ‘rigged’ political mapmaking – Dave McKinney
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-illinois-politics-idUSKCN1112HQ

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries, that is, ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs demonize, denigrate, and condemn citizens of America.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/08/26/hey-donald-trump-it-turns-out-that-immigrants-really-just-want-to-work/

 

RICHMOND STANDARD
— Local students urged to sign up for college financial aid early  (DIERSEN: Did you sign up for college financial aid?  I did not.  Instead, I worked part-time during the school year and full-time during the summers while attended Crete-Monee High School 1964-1966, UIC 1966-1968, and NIU 1969-1970 and graduated debt-free from NIU in August of 1970 owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE.)
http://richmondstandard.com/2016/08/local-students-urged-to-sign-up-for-college-financial-aid-early/

 

BLOOMBERG
— Illinois’s Biggest Pension Cuts Investment Return Rate to 7% – Elizabeth Campbell
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-26/illinois-s-largest-pension-cuts-assumed-investment-return-to-7

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Voters Paint A Grim Racial Picture of America
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/social_issues/voters_paint_a_grim_racial_picture_of_america
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Few Voters Count on Feds to Get The Job Done
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/august_2016/few_voters_count_on_feds_to_get_the_job_done

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Spending an almost invisible COLA – Mike Causey  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, federal COLAs do NOT keep up with cost of living increases.)
http://federalnewsradio.com/federal-report/2016/08/spending-an-almost-invisible-cola/

 

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump has no love for black people: His “outreach” and “pivot” are really aimed at winning over nervous white voters.”
http://www.salon.com/2016/08/26/donald-trump-has-no-love-for-black-people-his-outreach-and-pivot-are-really-aimed-at-winning-over-nervous-white-voters/

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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