August 29 Evening Edition

— Trump VIP Roundtable and Luncheon at the Bolingbrook Golf Club Monday, September 12, 2016.  Host Committee includes Reince Priebus, Roger Claar, and Ron Gidwitz.  $250,000-Event Chair, $100,000-Event Co-Chair, $25,000-Host, $10,000-Guest For Luncheon With Preferred Seating And Photo Opportunity, $2,700-Guest For Luncheon With Preferred Seating, $1,000- Guest For Luncheon.  RSVP with Dana Grigoroff at 312-659-5009. 




— Information on 200K Voters May Have Been Exposed in Reported Hack on Illinois Voter System  The Federal Bureau of Investigation has found evidence that foreign hackers were able to infiltrate both Illinois and Arizona’s state election databases in recent weeks, Yahoo News reports. – Tom Schuba


— FBI: Hackers breached Illinois election database – AP


— Trump slams Kaepernick: ‘Maybe he should find a country that works better for him’
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO, ON COOK COUNTY, ON ILLINOIS, AND ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: August most violent month in Chicago in 20 years – Jeremy Gorner and Peter Nickeas
— Longer than a football field, Ken Griffin’s beach home praised for its modesty – Kim Janssen
— Rauner tries to find place in gun debate – Rich Miller
— John McCain is in the fight of his life in the age of Donald Trump – Paul Kane


— Trump zings Hillary after Huma leaves sexting husband Weiner – Lynn Sweet
— Hackers accessed personal info from 200,000 Illinois voters – Tina Sfondeles
— Young mother angry over Rauner veto of child care bill – Mitch Dudek


— Voters are last hope for regaining control of legislature – Editorial
— Gurnee mayor criticizes trustee for ‘shaming’ panhandlers – Bob Susnjara
— University of Wisconsin-Madison unseats University of Illinois as top party school – AP
— Elgin man accused of threatening Gov. Rauner gets probation – Harry Hitzeman


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauners say “Rauner learns a mean pension lesson.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ activity celebrate their success.


— Gov. Rauner Outlines New Number One Priority – JORDAN ABUDAYYEH


— Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs bill ending pensions for elected county board members – Kavin Craver


— Governor says public should pressure lawmakers to “do the right thing” – CHRIS MINOR


— Rauner Calls On Voters To Press Lawmakers To Reform “Rigged” System – Doug Wolfe


— Rauner pushes new redistricting effort – Deirdre Cox Baker


— Illinois’ prison population shrinks, but system still overcrowded


— Severin claims Bradley commercial is illegal political activity


— Cullerton called out for support of Madigan – Carol Ostrow


— Reick: Illinois echoes ‘dance band on Titanic’ – Carol Ostrow


— Dems Seek to Replace District 4 County Board Candidate for Second Time
— Franks Schedules Town Hall Meetings
— McHenry County Taxpayers Owe Over $130 Million for Underfunded Police and Fire Pensions…as of Two Years Ago
— Comparing Chicago’s Deteriorating Neighborhoods to Detroit’s




— Duckworth ridiculed for ineffectiveness as she runs new ad
— Dem calls Rep. Kay “misogynist,” Kay fires back
— They knew the odds were stacked against them going in  (DIERSEN: How bad are the odds stacked against you, that is, how bad are your demographics?  From what I see, ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the worse that your future looks: Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, non-veteran, gun owner, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.  From what I see, ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, those who have the aforesaid demographics, to stay alive longer are throwing each other under the Democrat/RINO bus, that is, Protestants throw Protestants under the Democrat/RINO bus, conservatives throw conservatives under the Democrat/RINO bus, Republicans throw Republicans under the Democrat/RINO bus, Americans throw Americans under the Democrat/RINO bus, Whites throw Whites under the Democrat/RINO bus, males throw males under the Democrat/RINO bus, older people throw older people under the Democrat/RINO bus, rich people throw rich people under the Democrat/RINO bus, non-veterans throw non-veterans under the Democrat/RINO bus, gun owners throw gun owners under the Democrat/RINO bus, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time throw those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time under the Democrat/RINO bus.)


— Fearful of ‘Rigged’ Election, Trump Recruits Monitors for Polling Places
— Daily Caller: Trump’s Immigration Policy Would Boot Just 6% of Illegals


— MEDIA: Hillary’s physical health is off limits, but Trump’s mental health? Game On! – LARRY O’CONNOR


— RNC Chair: Trump Realizes ‘Degree Of Humanity’ Needed As Election Day Nears – ALLEGRA KIRKLAND


— The Clinton Foundation Was Designed For Two-Way Bribery  The Clinton Foundation would represent a source of power to the Clintons unlike those enjoyed by any previous American president. This corruption machine should be shut down. – Kyle Sammin


— Crowd at Trump Rally in Akron, Ohio is a Sea of Women, Minorities, Independents And Former Democrats


— Obama’s prison pardons endanger Americans
— Does Hillary Hate White People?
— Worried about election security? You should be.
— NFL QB refuses to stand for national anthem because of U.S. oppression  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents a) have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, DuPage County, and in Illinois and b) make it clear to everyone that they will have their operatives and their dupes viciously destroy you if you do not glorify and praise them, pander to them, give them lots of money, and serve as one of their operatives/dupes.  Notwithstanding the fact that my critics/opponents have the power to oppress everyone, that they use their power to oppress everyone, and that they focus on oppressing everyone, they nevertheless accuse me of oppressing Democrats, of oppressing Libertarians, of oppressing Greens, of oppressing RINOs, of oppressing minorities, of oppressing women, of oppressing young people, of oppressing poor people, of oppressing veterans, of oppressing etc.)
— Germany expecting 300,000 new migrants in 2016  (DIERSEN: How soon will “immigrants” take over Germany, get rid of Germans, take over Germany’s military assets, and declare war on the rest of the would?)


— BACKLASH BUILDS AGAINST GENDER BENDER BULLIES – DEACON KEITH FOURNIER  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with anyone who is against me, including gender bender bullies.)


— 7 Reasons Why Trump Would Hate Being President  He couldn’t fire people every day—and he’d actually have to master the details. Boring!
– Howard Schweitzer  (DIERSEN: Even though I am a non-veteran White male Republican who complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination: a) it took almost 3 years for my Democrat Post Office superiors to get rid of me; b) it took almost 9 years for my Democrat IRS superiors to get rid of me; and c) it took almost 18 years for my Democrat GAO superiors to get rid of me, even though I became an active member in a class action lawsuit against the agency after I was there 9 years.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 1. You’re (Never) Fired. Presumably Trump thinks he can run the government like he ran things on “The Apprentice” – telling people that he deems not up to snuff that they’re fired. That may be how his campaign works with its revolving door of staffers and campaign managers. But the federal bureaucracy isn’t the Trump Organization. In order for his agencies to carry out his agenda, he’ll need the help of thousands of civil servants to do the work–people protected by federal employee union rules and regulations that are not accountable to any administration. Presidential historians have written time and again about how unprepared incoming presidents are to manage the bureaucracy, and Trump will be no different—just far more frustrated than most. Trump simply can’t fire any bureaucrat on the spot even if they perform incompetently. There’s a whole process in place that governs the removal of civil-service employees, and most linger on long after a complaint has been filed. Equally difficult will be hiring people. All presidential appointees need to meet federal ethics requirements, FBI background checks, and other security clearance guidelines. That process can take months, even years – which would be infuriating for an impatient manager like Trump. His high-level appointees – such as his Secretary of State or Treasury – require confirmation from the U.S. Senate, a body which may not be disposed to do President Trump many favors.)


— FBI detects breaches against Illinois and Arizona voter systems – Dustin Volz and Jim Finkle


— Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin to Separate After His Latest Sexting Scandal – CHRISTINE HAUSER


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump woos women and minorities by pitting one group against another.”
— Why the GOP establishment embraces Trump in Iowa more than any other battleground – James Hohmann


— E-Verify Is a Key to Ridding U.S. of Illegal Immigrants  Why not simply stiffen and enforce E-Verify to make sure an employee is in the country legally? – Bill Bishop, Katy, Texas
— Black Lives Matter to Donald Trump  The Republican says every child—in Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore—should be able to walk to school safely. For that, he’s called racist. – HEATHER MAC DONALD
— How Much Trump’s Campaign Pays Trump-Owned Companies
— Donald Trump’s Unorthodoxy Extends to Spending  Half of the GOP presidential nominee’s top-10 paid consultants never worked on a presidential campaign – REBECCA BALLHAUS and BETH REINHARD


— Clinton on debating Trump: ‘I’m running against someone who will say or do anything’ – Seema Mehta
— U.S. reaches refugee milestone amid campaign debate – Michael A. Memoli and Tracy Wilkinson


— Rahm Emanuel dismisses Trump comments on Chicago violence – Aamer Madhani


— The FBI Just Found Security Breaches in Voter Databases in Illinois and Arizona – Reuters

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.