August 28 Evening Edition

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: POT PUSHERS ARE OVERJOYED: Rauner signs bill legalizing medical marijuana as opioid alternative – Craig Wall


— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: POT PUSHERS ARE OVERJOYED: Marijuana Now Possible Pain Alternative to Addictive Opioids
— Chicago Aldermen Have Millions in Campaign War Chests, State Records Show – Carol Marin, Don Moseley and Shelby Bremer


— House Speaker Paul Ryan Attends Campaign Luncheon For Congressman Randy Hultgren


— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: POT PUSHERS ARE OVERJOYED: Marijuana now pain alternative to addictive opioids in Illinois – AP


— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: POT PUSHERS ARE OVERJOYED: Rauner signs medical marijuana expansion bill allowing drug as painkiller alternative – Robert McCoppin
— GOP challenger Jason Helland makes Jesse White’s age, 84, more than a number in Illinois secretary of state’s race – Mike Riopell
— Trump’s economic adviser: ‘We’re taking a look’ at whether Google searches should be regulated – Tony Romm


— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: POT PUSHERS ARE OVERJOYED: Rauner OKs medical marijuana to replace opioids – Tina Sfondeles
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Mexico says a) it will never stop sending many millions of its citizens into America illegally and b) it will never stop keeping many millions of its citizens in America illegally. Constructively Mexico reaffirms its constructive declaration of war against America. Anti-Trumps side with Mexico and side with all the other countries of the world that have constructively declared war on America.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers promote the advantages of legal pot over illegal pot.
— Trump-endorsed DeSantis wins Florida GOP gubernatorial primary – AP
— Trump takes on Google in complaints about social media – AP
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Many Americans struggling to get by despite strong economy.” What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. Anyone should be able to do what I did because according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, I am extremely stupid. But out of the other side of their crooked mouths they shout that I had tremendous unfair advantages in life including that I was born a White male, that my ancestors have been in America since 1844, that I avoided the draft, that I worked for the federal government, that I got married, that my wife has always had income, that we gave up trying to have children, that we did not adopt, and that we did not become foster parents, etc.)
— And what’s your share, folks, of our local public debt? $126,000 – Madeleine Doubek
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.


— Rauner effectively kills bill targeting Lake County chief assessment officer – Russell Lissau
— Trump’s economic adviser: ‘We’re taking a look’ at whether Google searches should be regulated – Isaac Stanley-Becker and Brian Fung
— DuPage sheriff’s officials change reason for canceling J.U.S.T. program – Justin Kmitch
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps shout at women that Trump is a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. Anti-Trumps want women and everyone else to hate Trump. How should Trump respond?
— DuPage County Board agrees to spend $260,000 on lobbyists – Robert Sanchez


— People’s Resource Center revamps food pantry to better serve clients – ERIC SCHELKOPF (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, more and more and more people a) depend on government, b) depend on charity, and c) are getting charity and/or are handing out charity.)


— DuPage Township: Illegal loans, advance pays – JOHN KRAFT


— IRS MOVES TO BLOCK ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS’ TAX CREDIT WORKAROUND SCHEME New IRS rules make clear that lowering the actual tax burden, not complicated workarounds, is the correct way to respond to tighter federal restrictions on SALT deductions. – Adam Schuster (DIERSEN: Roskam should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)


— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: POT PUSHERS ARE OVERJOYED: Rauner finally comes around a little on medical marijuana
— Casten is first candidate out of the gate with Metra response
— Illinois Policy Institute begins mailing public employees about Janus




— Google Responds to Trump: ‘No Political Bias in Google Search’ – Lucas Nolan
— Gavin Newsom Vows Universal Healthcare for All of California’s Illegal Immigrants – Joshua Caplan
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The anti-Trump Michael Steele says “You Get a First Class Ride to Stupidland on the Trump Train.”


— Americans mostly unsatisfied with K-12 education
— Rate of home ownership among black and Latino millennials is strikingly low, study finds
— Jacksonville gunman has mental history, took anti-psychotic drugs


— Judge Invalidates Parts of Executive Order That Made It Easier to Fire Federal Workers – BRIDGET JOHNSON


— The Media Properly Honor John McCain After His Death. Their Scorn For Him In 2008 Helped Make Trump. – BEN SHAPIRO


— FACT CHECK: ARE ONLY HALF OF 30-YEAR-OLDS DOING BETTER THAN THEIR PARENTS AT THE SAME AGE? – Emily Larsen (DIERSEN: When you were 30, were you doing better financially than your father was doing when he was 30? I was, but my father had fought type 1 diabetes from age 14. While he had earned a high school diploma, none of his ancestors had done that. While I have never had children, he and my mother had the financial burden of raising me.)


— Trump: Google suppressing conservative voices, hiding ‘good’ news and information – EMILY BIRNBAUM
— Google responds to Trump: Denies favoring ideologies in search results – HARPER NEIDIG


— “We’re taking a look at it,” says WH econ advisor Larry Kudlow, asked if the Administration thinks Google searches should be regulated, following @POTUS complaint today that it’s rigged against him.




— Planning to Retire – Social Security Reductions for CSRS Retirees


— Strong Protections Still Exist for Disabled Employees in the Federal Workplace – Eric Pines (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO in its Chicago office 1980-1997, my Democrat superiors assigned me to supervise all the office’s disabled employees at one time or another.)

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.