August 26 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump sends Chicago GOP donors spinning: ‘Trying to make the best of a bad situation’
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-gop-trump-donors-20160826-story.html
— Why Rauner fears teacher pension board vote – Monique Garcia (DIERSEN: From what I see, to try to get an 8 percent return, you have to accept a tremendous amount of risk.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-teacher-pension-vote-20160825-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The board that oversees the Teachers Retirement System is scheduled to vote on whether to lower the expected rate of return on investments, a move Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office has warned could blow a massive hole into the state’s already shaky finances. The board will convene in Springfield on Friday morning to consider the change. When the board last altered the assumption from 8 percent to 7.5 percent in 2014, the state ended up on the hook for an additional $200 million in pension payments.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Virginia gov gets out ex-con vote for Clinton – Mona Charen
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/mona-charen-virginia-gov-gets-out-ex-con-vote-for-clinton/
— Criticize me and you criticize everyone like me – Neil Steinberg  (DIERSEN: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, ever-increasingly, 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 CRITICIZE THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/steinberg-criticize-me-and-you-criticize-everyone-like-me/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps report that “Clinton blisters Trump, the alt-right.” If Clinton wins on November 8, 2016, how quickly will the Democrats get rid of those who did not vote for Clinton, and especially those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sweet-hillary-blisters-trump-alt-right/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “From the start,” Hillary Clinton said in a speech on Thursday, “Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia,” making her strongest case to date on how Trump is encouraging an emerging extremist movement associated with white nationalism. At a rally in Reno, Nevada, Democrat Clinton took aim at Trump and what is called the “alt-right.” You’ll be hearing more about the alt-right in the context of Trump’s Republican candidacy. Don’t blame yourself if you haven’t heard about the alt-right until now. Trump’s presidential run – and his choice for a new campaign CEO, and now Clinton’s speech — are shining a spotlight on an underbelly of U.S. politics. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which researches and tracks hate groups, defines the alt-right this way: “The Alternative Right, commonly known as the Alt-Right, is a set of far-right ideologies, groups and individuals whose core belief is that ‘white identity’ is under attack by multicultural forces using ‘political correctness’ and ‘social justice’ to undermine white people and ‘their’ civilization. Characterized by heavy use of social media and online memes, Alt-Righters eschew ‘establishment’ conservatism, skew young, and embrace white ethno-nationalism as a fundamental value.” It’s not a surprise that Trump is, as the SPLC put it, a “hero” to the alt-right. Trump planted the seeds of his presidential candidacy by taking a leading role in promoting “birtherism,” encouraging the lie that President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S., a way to try to delegitimize the election of the nation’s first black president. In a recent staff shakeup, Steve Bannon, a Breitbart News executive, was installed as the new Trump campaign CEO. The Breitbart site is an outlet for stories appealing to the alt-right. Trump also added an experienced, savvy GOP pollster, Kellyanne Conway, as his campaign manager. With the new campaign leadership, in the past few days, Trump has done some outreach to Hispanics and African-Americans. Along those lines, he also started calling Clinton a bigot. Trump’s visit to Chicago last March, just before the Illinois primary, is being recast by Trump surrogates as a campaign stop aimed at minority outreach. That’s not true. A Trump spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson, repeated that wrong assertion about Trump’s Chicago visit on CNN on Thursday. On the Friday before the Tuesday Illinois primary, Trump canceled a rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago when skirmishes broke out between his supporters and protesters. I reported last May that the only reason the rally was at UIC, according to Kenneth Gray, a Trump staffer who booked the venue, was because no suburban locations were available. The United Center wanted $80,000 a night and the UIC charged only $10,000 in rent, not counting other costs for police and extra staffing. For the record: There’s a lot of justifiable criticism of Clinton when it comes to her State Department emails. She should have distanced herself from Clinton Foundation donors when she was secretary of State. For the record: Hillary Clinton is not a bigot. That’s not right. By the way: Trump left Chicago having done no pre-primary event – for minorities or anybody else. Clinton spent the day before the Illinois primary meeting with Hispanics, and later, African-American families of victims of violence. I see these race-based moves more as Trump and his team trying to appeal to persuadable swing voters who are aghast at a string of Trump’s race-based slams at Muslims, Mexicans and others. His record is his record. “Trump is reinforcing harmful stereotypes and offering a dog whistle to his most hateful supporters. It’s a disturbing preview of what kind of president he’d be,” Clinton said Thursday. “And that’s what I want to make clear today: A man with a long history of racial discrimination, who traffics in dark conspiracy theories drawn from the pages of supermarket tabloids and the far, dark reaches of the internet, should never run our government or command our military. Ask yourself, if he doesn’t respect all Americans, how can he serve all Americans? “Now, I know that some people still want to give Trump the benefit of the doubt. They hope that he will eventually reinvent himself – that there’s a kinder, gentler, more responsible Donald Trump waiting in the wings somewhere. “Because after all, it’s hard to believe anyone — let alone a nominee for president — could really believe all the things he says. Said Clinton, “But here’s the hard truth, there is no other Donald Trump.”)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Kirk, Duckworth should focus on issues, not insults – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160825/discuss/160829217/

 

WBEZ
— Most Kids On the Block: Searching for Chicago’s Family-Packed Neighborhoods – Chris Hagan
https://www.wbez.org/shows/curious-city/searching-for-chicagos-most-familypacked-neighborhoods/2b8c56be-fdfc-4a52-9975-c1d7b40d50d2

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— State pension woes get worse – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2016-08-26/state-pension-woes-get-worse.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Bush calls Trump policy shifts ‘abhorrent’  Trump’s immigration policy now echoing stance he once blasted – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/bush-calls-trump-policy-shifts-abhorrent
— Trump defends ‘bigot’ label for Clinton  Billionaire says Clinton hasn’t done anything for minority communities – CNN  (DIERSEN: In defense of Clinton, Democrats would stress that in 1997, the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago Office forced an old non-veteran conservative Republican White male employee (David Diersen) to retire and gave his job and his preferred corner office to his Black subordinate.)

http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trump-defends-bigot-label-for-clinton

 

SANGAMON SUN
— GOP says Madigan to blame for keeping Independent Map Amendment off November ballot – Karen Kidd
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511000758-gop-says-madigan-to-blame-for-keeping-independent-map-amendment-off-november-ballot

 

ILLINOIS MIRROR
— Misleading Poll Fails to Dispel the Notion of a “Tax Revolt” in Chicago – Brittany Clingen
http://www.illinoismirror.com/misleading-poll-fails-to-dispel-the-notion-of-a-tax-revolt-in-chicago/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS’ SURGE IN SCHOOL STAFFING IS PART OF STATE’S EDUCATION COST EXPLOSION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/illinois-surge-in-school-staffing-is-part-of-educations-cost-explosion.html

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— DECEMBER 17, 2014 FLASHBACK: OTHER PEOPLES’ MONEY AND THE MINIMUM WAGE – Dr. Wallace
http://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/business/other-peoples-money-and-the-minimum-wage/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Donald Trump: The Clintons are the ‘real predators’ – David Sherfinski
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/26/donald-trump-clintons-are-real-predators/
— Hillary Clinton comes to defense of Muslims in ‘Alt Right’ speech – Rahat Husain  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs side with Muslims against non-Muslims.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/25/hillary-clinton-comes-defense-muslims-alt-right-sp/

 

NEWSMAX
— Priebus: ‘We Never Said Pathway to Citizenship’ – Greg Richter (DIERSEN: Those who came to America illegally, who stay in America illegally, and/or who have brought others to America should never be given U.S. citizenship.  They have demonstrated gross disrespect if not hatred of the rule of law, of America, and of the citizens of America.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/reince-priebus-citizenship-immigration-illegal/2016/08/25/id/745234/
— Conservatives Slam Trump Retreat on Immigration
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/trump-immigration-flip-flop/2016/08/25/id/745203/
— Jeb Trashes Trump on Immigration – Sandy Fitzgerald
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/jeb-trump-immigration/2016/08/25/id/745208/

 

DAILY CALLER
— John McCain’s Primary Challenger Suggests He’s Near ‘The End Of Life’ – Chuck Ross  (DIERSEN: What is your life expectancy?  Mine is 85, or another 17 years.  Who hopes/wishes/prays that you die soon?  The following hope/wish/pray that I die soon: 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://dailycaller.com/2016/08/25/john-mccains-primary-challenger-suggests-hes-near-the-end-of-life/

 

THE BLAZE
— Limbaugh: ‘Who Knew’ Trump Would ‘Convert the GOP Base to Supporting Amnesty?’ – Tre Goins-Phillips
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/08/25/limbaugh-who-knew-trump-would-convert-the-gop-base-to-supporting-amnesty/324762/

 

THE HILL
— Clinton ‘absolutely’ reaching out to Republicans to reject Trump – Jessie Hellmann  (DIERSEN: Who reaches out to Republicans to reject you?  The following reach out to Republicans to reject 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://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/293422-clinton-absolutely-reaching-out-to-reject-divisive-trump

 

POLITICO
— Trump campaign CEO Stephen K. Bannon once charged in domestic violence case  The 1996 charges were later dropped due to witness unavailability. – Hadas Gold and John Bresnahan
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/steve-bannon-domestic-violence-case-police-report-227432

 

REUTERS
— Clinton ties Trump to ‘alt-right’ movement Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton accuses rival Donald Trump of embracing a brand of U.S. political conservatism associated with white nationalism and nativism at a rally in Reno, Nevada. (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Clinton supporters, that is, anti-Trumps, make it clear that they despise if not hate those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.reuters.com/video/2016/08/25/clinton-ties-trump-to-alt-right-movement?videoId=369667804

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs make it clear that they use government a) to take money, jobs, opportunities, etc. away from those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and b) to give that money, those jobs, those opportunities, those etc. to 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 for a long time.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/26/opinion/no-donald-trump-america-isnt-a-hellhole.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— White House rejects Trump’s claim that blacks are worse off under Obama – Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: In support of its argument, the White House would stress that in 1997, the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago Office forced an old non-veteran conservative Republican White male employee (David Diersen) to retire and gave his job and his preferred corner office to his Black subordinate.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/25/white-house-disputes-trumps-claim-blacks-worse-off/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump resumes tough talk on deportations, muddling his immigration agenda.”
http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-trailguide-updates-trump-resumes-tough-talk-on-1472175837-htmlstory.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs, that is, anti-Americans, glorify and praise those who come to America illegally, those who stay in America illegally, and those who bring others to America illegally.
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-pew-immigration-20160825-snap-story.html

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that “Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump’s campaign is built on prejudice and paranoia.”
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/clinton-trump-campaign-built-prejudice-paranoia-article-1.2765793

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Faces Immigration Reality  He appears to be moving to something like the Bush-Rubio policy.”
http://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-faces-immigration-reality-1472167848
— The Chicago School of Free Speech  One school tries to educate freshmen, not bow to their anxieties. – Editorial
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-chicago-school-of-free-speech-1472168075
— Free Speech Is the Basis of a True Education  A university should not be a sanctuary for comfort but rather a crucible for confronting ideas. – ROBERT J. ZIMMER
http://www.wsj.com/articles/free-speech-is-the-basis-of-a-true-education-1472164801
— Covering Up the Pension Crisis  States and actuaries are trying to stifle debate about the growing shortfall in fund assets. – STEVE MALANGA
http://www.wsj.com/articles/covering-up-the-pension-crisis-1472164758

 

USA TODAY
— GOP changes in store after Election Day — win or lose, Trump or no Trump – Rick Hampson  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, GOP leaders who are really Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs, want Trump to lose, and if he loses, they will use that a) to drive out of the Republican Party those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and b) to destroy the Republican Party.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/08/25/donald-trump-republican-party-turning-point/89259912/

 

THE DAILY BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps report that “Trump CEO Was Charged With Choking Wife.”
http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/08/25/trump-ceo-accused-of-attacking-wife.html

 

THE WEEK
— Jeb Bush finally gets his revenge on Donald Trump  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout who focus on getting revenge.  They blame others for all of their problems, for all of your problems, for all of my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems.  They have their operatives and their dupes do their dirty work.)
http://theweek.com/speedreads/645182/jeb-bush-finally-gets-revenge-donald-trump

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— Low 2017 COLA worse than none at all – Carten Cordell  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who do/did get COLAs are hated by those who do/did not get COLAs.  Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries promote that hatred?)
http://www.federaltimes.com/articles/low-cola-could-mean-42-percent-higher-premiums-for-retired-feds

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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