August 28 Morning Edition

— Rauner’s ‘Trump-Like’ Campaign – Walter Jacobson  (DIERSEN: How “Trump-Like” are you?  The more demographics that you share with Trump, the more that anti-Trumps demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you as being “Trump-Like.”  Anti-Trumps stress that I am Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, Republican, American, White, male, old (67), married, non-poor, gun owner, 100% German national origin, and all my ancestors immigrated to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s. Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who share the aforesaid demographics.  If/when Clinton wins, how fast will the anti-Trumps get rid of those who share the aforesaid demographics?)




— Anti-Trumps say “Front-row seats for the GOP’s Trumpian nosedive.”  Anti-Trumps 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.
— Out-of-work financial execs still feeling bite of economic crisis – Gail MarksJarvis
(FROM THE ARTICLE: About eight years after the financial crisis, the turmoil that began on Wall Street and then drifted into companies of all types has left the ranks of the unemployed and underemployed heavy with people who once enjoyed senior financial positions in a variety of industries. They face a sharply reduced market for the types of jobs they used to take for granted. Rosengard stated adamantly: “Banking is not a stable position.” Since the crash, she’s had well-paying short-term consulting positions and poor-paying temp work, but nothing like the security she used to have. Now, as she continues her search, “It’s like a twilight zone. You are either offered a position that has good pay, but a position way below your capabilities, or you are offered a top position with no pay.” Rosengard isn’t alone. She’s beginning to attend meetings of the Financial Executives Networking Group, or FENG, that are filled with people who’ve gone to premier MBA programs, guided companies through multimillion-dollar decisions, had titles like chief financial officer, treasurer and vice president of finance, and generally excelled at what they’ve done. At a recent downtown Chicago event in an Addison Group boardroom, Rosengard and 31 others exchanged job leads with one another and listened to a motivational speaker. “You aren’t getting recognized for your skills,” said the speaker, Conor Cunneen. “I know it’s a pain in the butt when you know you can do the job with your eyes closed, and they are going to give it to someone new at it, taking half the salary.” The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there has been almost no recovery in the number of financial positions in Illinois since the financial crisis set off thousands of layoffs. During summer 2006, as the economy seemed strong and few worried about jobs, financial positions peaked at 335,100 in Illinois. But by March 2011, only 283,000 remained, and by June this year the numbers had improved only slightly to 295,200. Nationally, many of the 718,000 financial jobs that disappeared have returned, but commercial banking is still short more than 58,000 jobs. Positions in leasing and rental equipment are down 93,200. “Whatever the government says, the recession continues,” said Matt Bud, national chairman of FENG, which holds sessions like the Chicago meetup in cities throughout the country. About 50,000 out-of-work or underemployed executives are members nationwide.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauners and anti-Trumps ask “Will Rauner and Trump A) help B) hurt Illinois Republican candidates?”
— Don’t give up on the western access road to O’Hare – Editorial


— Clinton invokes father’s memory to hit Trump on business – AP  (DIERSEN: By way of contrast, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that my parents, my grandparents, my great grandparents, and the rest of my ancestors were German Lutherans and hint/imply/argue/shout that because of that, a) they were racists, sexists, and bigots; b) I benefited tremendously from their racism, sexism, and bigotry; and c) I therefore should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Hillary Clinton has landed on a very personal counterpunch to what she says is Donald Trump’s checkered business past: her dad. As the Democratic presidential nominee works to undercut Trump’s economic record and promote her plans for small businesses, she is invoking memories of her late father’s Chicago drapery business. Recalling Hugh Rodham hard at work making and printing curtains for hotels and office buildings, Clinton argues that he would have been “stiffed” in a deal with the celebrity businessman. “He expected to be paid when he showed up,” Clinton said recently during an event in Warren, Michigan. “He did the work. He paid for the supplies and the labor he often hired to help him on big jobs. I can’t imagine what would have happened to my father and his business if he had gotten a contract from Trump.” With fuzzy memories of her father, Clinton hopes to remind voters that despite her years in public life that have left her a multimillionaire, she comes from a middle-class background and understands the life of a small-business owner. She also wants to contrast her biography with that of Trump, who was raised by a successful real estate developer and has drawn criticism for his treatment of small businesses during his career. Trump has promoted his business record as a key qualification for the White House. But Trump casinos failed on several occasions. When the Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey went bankrupt in the early 1990s, some contractors who worked on the property went under because Trump’s company didn’t pay what they were owed, according to interviews with The Associated Press. In a statement to the AP, Clinton said her father’s business gave her “a sense of responsibility,” adding that she was “living proof that a successful small business is at the core of the basic bargain in America, that if you work hard and do your part, you can make your own dreams and those of your children a reality.”)


— One vote invalidates 563,974 in Illinois – Editorial


— Their View: Fair maps shouldn’t be victims of partisanship – Editorial
— Do we hafta put all of that money into pensions? – Doug Finke
— Davis, GOP quick to attack independent Gill – Bernard Schoenburg  (DIERSEN: Who is quick to attack you?  The following are quick to attack 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.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Chairman TIM SCHNEIDER after Thursday’s ruling. “David Gill is a failed career politician who has been running for Congress for 12 years,” Schneider said. “Voters rejected him as a Democrat in 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2012. In 2014, disgraced former Governor PAT QUINN bribed Gill with a state job in exchange for not running. Feeling the itch to run for Congress a fifth time, Gill is now hoping to trick voters by running as an independent in 2016. David Gill is no independent; he is an extreme liberal who will clearly do or say anything to get elected.”)


— Student President Eric Holmberg Calls Free Speech Letter “Messed Up”  “I THINK THEIR STRATEGY IS TO CREATE A FALSE FIGHT FOR FREE SPEECH TO IGNORE THE CONCRETE STRUGGLES THAT ARE GOING ON.” – Pete Grieve  (DIERSEN: What does Holmberg think of you? From what I see, Holmberg would join my critics/opponents in demonizing me, in denigrating me, and in condemning me as someone who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and who has always been privileged.  Holmberg would stress the new cars and collector cars that I bought, the real estate that I bought, the college degrees, professional certifications, and professional license that I earned, the salary that I was paid, the money that I saved for retirement, the retirement benefits that I have, etc.  Holmberg would hint/imply/argue/shout that I got all of the aforesaid a) because I benefited tremendously from my parents’, from my grand parents’, from my great grand parents’, and from the rest of my ancestors’ racism, sexism, and bigotry; b) because I avoided the draft; and c) because my wife and gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Student Government President Eric Holmberg said in an interview that Dean John “Jay” Ellison’s letter condemning trigger warnings and intellectual safe spaces exploited a “false narrative” of coddled millennials for publicity. “It’s a messed up letter. I think the tone is condescending,” he told The Maroon. “The University is creating this threat of trigger warnings and safe spaces that really isn’t an active conversation on campus.”  Holmberg called the letter “hypocritical,” saying that the University hasn’t done its part to engage in challenging discourse with its students. He noted that activists have struggled to get administrators to attend their meetings. “Of anyone else on campus, the administration is far more fearful of challenge and discomfort than any student I know,” he said. “It’s ironic that during my time at the University of Chicago, administrators have continuously sought to create a comfortable space for themselves free of challenge by avoiding engagement with student leaders,” he said in a statement. “It’s a bit hypocritical, but I see why they’re doing it,” he said. “A couple of benefits: 1) Fundraising—I’m sure President Zimmer’s Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal yesterday was good for polarizing around this topic and making it seem like it’s a big issue on campus. 2) It creates this specter of trigger warnings and safe spaces based on false narratives of coddled millennials. That doesn’t really exist. There hasn’t been organized activism around trigger warnings on campus.”)


— Why Low-Information Voters Are Worrisome – Richard Winchester  (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes focus on?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes focus on a) stopping me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) stopping everyone from reading them.)


— Does Hillary Hate White People? – Cliff Kincaid


— Unprecedented Target sale spurred by boycott – Michael F. Haverluck


— Trump wasn’t a racist when he contributed to Democrats – Silvio Canto, Jr.


— Report: Roger Ailes Had 400-Page ‘Opposition Research’ Memo on Gabriel Sherman – Todd Beamon
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Two years before Gabriel Sherman published his book about Roger Ailes, the now-former Fox News CEO amassed a 400-page dossier on the New York magazine editor seeking to discredit him and his work, according to news reports. “We always wondered why Ailes was so obsessed and paranoid about Gabe’s book,” a former Fox News reporter told CNN’s Brian Stelter. Sherman’s work — “The Loudest Voice in the Room” — was first published in January 2014. When reminded of the lawsuit filed last month by former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson alleging sexual harassment that ultimately led to Alies’ subsequent resignation, the ex-reporter then said, “maybe we know why.” Ailes, 76, has denied Carlson’s accusations. He remains a Fox consultant through 2018. According to Stelter, the document was a book-length memo dated Jan. 5, 2012. He likened it to “opposition research” against an adversary in a political campaign.)


— Trump vows crackdown on immigrants who overstay visas if elected – Steve Holland


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Adds Point on Immigration Plan, Remains Vague on Deportations.”


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump Tries to Clarify Immigration Plan, but Avoids Key Issue.”
— Why Black Men Quit Teaching – CHRISTOPHER EMDIN
— Inside Facebook’s (Totally Insane, Unintentionally Gigantic, Hyperpartisan) Political-Media Machine  How a strange new class of media outlet has arisen to take over our news feeds. – JOHN HERRMAN  (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS is the news and commentary feed for Illinois Republicans.  Capitol Fax is the news and commentary feed for Illinois Democrats and for Illinois RINOs.)
— Today’s Inequality Could Easily Become Tomorrow’s Catastrophe – ROBERT J. SHILLER (DIERSEN: What would your superiors say that they did to fight income inequality?  My Democrat GAO superiors would stress that they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors would stress that they did not promote me beyond GS-12, that they disallowed my education deductions, and that they disallowed my partial day per diem claims.  My Democrat Post Office superiors would stress that they forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.  My aforesaid Democrat superiors would stress that the aforesaid adverse actions that they took against me directly benefited their employees who were poor, and especially their poor employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
— The Good News About Educational Inequality – SEAN F. REARDON, JANE WALDFOGEL and DAPHNA BASSOK (DIERSEN: How much education did your parents have?  My outstanding father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma; he never attended college.  My outstanding mother never attended high school.)


— Trump on undocumented immigrants: ‘We are going to get rid of the criminals’ – Jose A. DelReal  (DIERSEN: If you come to America illegally, if you stay in America illegally, and/or if you bring others to America illegally, you are a criminal.)
‘Dr. Drew’ show canceled days after host’s negative speculation about Hillary Clinton’s health – Fred Barbash


— Delta criticized for deleting same-sex love scene from in-flight movie ‘Carol’ – Hugo Martin


— Donald Trump Says He Would Deport ‘Criminal Illegal Immigrants’ If Elected  Candidate didn’t offer any detail on whether he would abide by primary-campaign pledge to install ‘deportation force’ – REID J. EPSTEIN


— Eight reasons people attend church less – Daniel Ausbun  (DIERSEN: Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes attend church services.  They talk and act like they attend church services a) to ask GOD for guidance on how to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out; b) to ask GOD for guidance on how to stop everyone from reading the emails; c) to ask GOD for guidance on how to stop Republicans from supporting Wheaton’s Independence Day Parades; d) to thank GOD for their success in ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, in destroying TAPROOT, in ending my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, in ending my Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster position, in ending my Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, in ending my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board of directors membership, etc.; and e) to ask GOD for guidance on how to get rid of me once and for all.  Just kidding, but not completely.)


— Muscle cars stay strong as others slip – Mark Phelan


— Trump vows to begin deportations immediately if sworn in (DIERSEN: Will Clinton respond by vowing to immediately get rid of, if sworn in, those who voted for Trump, and especially those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)


— Job candidates are checking references on their potential employers – VIRGINIA GALT  (DIERSEN: If asked what it takes to get hired and to get promoted in the federal government, I would respond a) be a Democrat, a minority, a female, and younger and b) help your superiors get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The difference this Labour Day is that the hiring dynamics are changing. Employers find, increasingly, that top prospects are checking their references. “They are very, very sophisticated job seekers now,” said Laura Williams, founder and principal of Williams HR Law and Williams HR Consulting Inc. of Markham, Ont. “Social media platforms, LinkedIn included, create opportunities to identify past employees of an organization. The trend I am seeing is that when people become viable candidates, they will do a search, find someone who worked there and call,” Ms. Williams said in an interview. “As an employer, you are vulnerable to any candidate learning about the real deal by just contacting someone who was there before.” Research by the professional networking site LinkedIn has found that the majority of its members are receptive to an approach from other employers but are unlikely to job hop without knowing “what it’s really like” to work there, said Julie Dossett, a marketing and communications specialist with LinkedIn Canada, which has more than 12.5 million members. There’s still movement, of course. “We are entering an age where loyalty is decreasing. In fact, while more than half of the workforce (67 per cent) say they are satisfied with their jobs, nearly a quarter (23 per cent) still see themselves leaving by the end of the year,” LinkedIn reported in its 2016 talent trends survey. There tends to be a lot more give and take in the interview process, especially when employees have the option of staying in their current jobs. Candidates want to know why the position is open, what happened to the previous person in the role, and what they can expect in terms of career advancement if they join the company, Ms. Dossett said in an interview. They want “honest and up-front” specifics of responsibilities and workload, and will press recruiters to describe “a realistic day in the life of a person in that job, good and bad.”)


— Donald Trump Shop Selling ‘LGBTQ For Trump’ Apparel – CARLOS SANTOSCOY


— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD AMERICA TIGHTENS: Voters Paint A Grim Racial Picture of America  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at minorities and women a) that Republicans have caused all the problems that minorities and women have had, b) that Republicans are causing all the problems that minorities and women have, and c) that Republicans will cause all the problems that minorities and women will have in the future.)
— Few Voters Count on the Federal Government to Get The Job Done  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, to demonize me, to denigrate me, and to condemn me, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that I was a federal employee for almost 30 years.)

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.