August 29 Evening Edition

— Bruce Rauner, betrayer of the Illinois GOP – Cheryl K. Chumley
(FROM THE ARTICLE: There used to be a time when Republicans stood for certain non-negotiables — free markets, lower taxes, limited governments and yes, law and order at the borders. Then came Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. And all the Republicans go — whaat? The Republican — repeat, Republican — governor just signed a bill into law limiting the ability of police to work with feds on immigration. Specifically, the new law “prohibits police from searching, arresting or detaining someone solely because of immigration status, or because of so-called federal immigration detainers,” ABC News reported. Local authorities ostensibly can still contact federal immigration folk and hold illegals in jail cells if there’s a criminal warrant for their arrest on file. But come on, now. What Rauner really signed was a sanctuary bill. He can spin it however he wants — and boy, did he. His side argues the bill is far from a sanctuary measure because it still allows for communication between locals and feds, and it makes clear the state has to abide federal law. But that’s smoke and mirrors. The fact that the language is nebulous enough to be having the debate over whether it’s sanctuary or not is proof in itself that it’s sanctuary enough to be interpreted by any leftists at the local levels — the first responders on law enforcement — as permission to protect and shield illegals. “This took months and months of difficult negotiations,” he said, during the highly touted, highly celebratory bill signing, complete with mariachi ban performances and speeches. “[But it helps Illinois] continuing to be a welcome state.” Welcoming state — that’s code for Hey Illegal, Come Here. It’s the language Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel uses when he insists his city will stay a welcome refuge for illegals, no matter what President Donald Trump does in terms of border crackdowns. It’s the defiant rhetoric New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio screams when he symbolically middle-fingers the White House on immigration controls. But Emanuel and de Blasio are Democrats — so yeah, that’s what they do. Flout the law and flaunt their progressive-socialist-globalist selves. Rauner? Once more, for the people in the back of the room: he’s a Republican. Go back to Paragraph One, the part where it says Republicans are supposed to stand for law and order — “republic” is in the name, for crying out loud — not democratic wispy-winded will of the mob. Did Rauner not get the manual? Illinois may be heavy on the Democrats, and Rauner may simply be trying to do some good ol’ fashioned politicking to save his poll numbers. But stepping toward Democrats on border security is not a winning platform. And hey now, lookie here — Rauner is indeed up for re-election in 2018. From Politico, December 2016: “Illinois Gov. Rauner drops $50 million into 2018 reelection bid.” Seems he’s trying to walk both paths, simultaneously — Democratic and Republican. What a perfect time for a primary candidate to emerge.)


— Illinois Senate passes school funding bill – Craig Wall


— Illinois Senate Passes Education Funding Reform Deal – Mary Ann Ahern and Shelby Bremer


— School Funding Plan With Private-Tuition Component Goes To Governor – Derrick Blakley
— Wheaton Mansion On The Move – Steve Miller


— Illinois Senate approves school funding overhaul


— Education bill heads to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk after Senate passage – Tina Sfondeles
— ‘Compromise’ school bill dramatically moves big step closer to reality – Tina Sfondeles and Lauren FitzPatrick
— New CPS levy could bring in up to $148 million – Sam Charles
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: In Chicago, people get away with murder – Editorial


— Senate advances landmark school funding bill; Rauner to sign measure Thursday – Monique Garcia
— Antifa’s unfortunate gift to the far right – Clarence Page
— Houston drainage grid ‘so obsolete it’s just unbelievable’ – AP
— Emanuel defends CPS property tax increase – Hal Dardick
— Hey employers! We’ve got this one thing in Illinois – Editorial
— After Rauner signs funding bill, Naperville-area schools may see state dollars – Suzanne Baker
— Rauner’s political opponents will be tempted to blame lagging job figures on budget impasse – Rich Miller
— How Rauner stabbed his supporters in the back – Les Lopinot, Oswego
— University fires professor who suggested Harvey was karma for Texas Republicans – Kristine Phillips
— Judge rejects Sarah Palin defamation lawsuit against The New York Times – AP
— Trump pledge of swift Harvey aid to hit reality of slow Congress – Erik Wasson, Jennifer Epstein
— Naperville No. 7 in state, 33rd overall in new U.S. ‘safe cities’ study – Bill Bird
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Just as did earlier this month in its “Top 100 Safest Cities in America 2017” report, the SafeHome study ranked Wheaton, Palatine, Hoffman Estates Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect and Des Plaines ahead of Naperville in overall safety. Wheaton, in the SafeHome report, was deemed the safest city in Illinois and 9th in the U.S.)


— Illinois Senate approves school funding overhaul – AP
— ANTI-CHRISTIAN: West Chicago Library to leave LGBT book in children’s section – Kathryn Oberle
— Roskam protest in Barrington centered on Medicaid, Medicare – Bob Susnjara
— Gov’t report: 28.1M in US lack health coverage – AP (DIERSEN: How many of these 28.1 million are in America illegally?)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans say “A win for democracy as Illinois embraces automatic voter registration.”


— It’s official: Brady elected Senate GOP leader (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who fails/refuses to keep on their press release lists and their press advisory lists? ANSWER: Those that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)


— Higgins Responds to Reader’s Concerns – David E. Smith


— PODCAST: Tolerant Totalitarian Librarians Really Hate IFI




— Senate approves education funding reform bill 38-13-4
— The Senate has unanimously confirmed Sen. Brady as GOP Leader.  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who fails/refuses to keep on their press release lists and their press advisory lists? ANSWER: Those that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)


— Approaching (and Applauding?) the Twilight of Freedom of Speech – Tom Tancredo  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do not want me to have any freedom of speech because they cannot manipulate/dominate me.)


— Turning the tables on left-wing ‘tolerance’
— OUTRAGEOUS: Is There a Constitutional Right to Join the Military? Transgenders Say Yes
— DISGUSTING, DANGEROUS: Canada adds ‘X’ as unspecified gender to its passports
— DHS takes next step on ‘extreme vetting’ of refugees


— Laura Ingraham Recommends Declaring Antifa A Terrorist Organization – Nick Givas


— DHS Blows $5 Mil on Polygraphs for “Unsuitable” Job Applicants Who Admit Criminal Acts, Drug Use


— Trump ‘isolated,’ GOP leaders living ‘fantasy illusion’ – JOE CONCHA


— CNN ‘Republican’ Pundit Gave Thousands to Liberal Democrats – Joseph A. Wulfsohn

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.