August 3 Morning Edition

CBS2
— Trump’s Purple Heart Draws Rebuke From Illinois Vets – Charlie De Mar
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/08/02/trumps-purple-heart-draws-rebuke-from-illinois-vets/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday showed off a Purple Heart he received from a supporter, just days after feuding with the parents of a U.S. soldier killed in action. “I always wanted to get the Purple Heart,” he said at a campaign stop Tuesday. “This was much easier, but I tell you it was such an honor.” The Purple Heart is given to soldiers who are wounded in combat and many veterans are upset the Trump accepted it, especially after he received five deferments to avoid the Vietnam War. Thomas Kapsalis received a Purple Heart in World War II, after he was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge. His leg was nearly blown off and he still has shrapnel in his body. “All hell broke loose, airplanes coming and bombing us, and I was up on the front lines,” he told CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar. He was held captive for five months and was awarded the Purple Heart for his bravery and sacrifice. When he enlisted, he said, he was “afraid to even shoot my rifle.” “You cannot get the Purple Heart unless you shed blood,” Kapsalis said. Trump’s remarks are not sitting well with him. “I don’t understand why he’s saying that,” Kapsalis said. Illinois congresswoman Tammy Duckworth posted a photo on Twitter of her with her Purple Heart, with a message directed at Donald Trump.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Child care agency looks past state subsidies to survive – Mark Brown  (DIERSEN: What percent of those in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct depend on state subsidies to survive?  Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, the aforesaid percentages will only increase.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/concordia-place-ravenswood-child-care-center/
— Without clout, judge says no appeal in boring job – Dan Mihalopoulos  (DIERSEN: What do you do and how boring is it?  I spend 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out.  What I do is not boring at all, but it is extremely stressful. I am constantly reminded of how individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that 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 ARE INCREASINGLY SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING RID OF 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.  I am constantly reminded of the successes that those who promote dependency on government; LGBTQ activity; abortion; mass/illegal immigration; abolition of the First and Second Amendments; pot, promiscuity, booze, gambling and other vices; political affiliation discrimination; reverse discrimination; age discrimination; etc. are having.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/mihalopoulos-without-clout-judge-says-no-appeal-boring-job/
— With cops turning down OT, groups mobilize residents on Labor Day – Angie Stewart  (DIERSEN: How much crime and what kind of crime do you anticipate will be committed over the Labor Day weekend in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  Who do you anticipate will commit those crimes?  Why do you think they will commit those crimes?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/with-cops-turning-down-ot-groups-mobilize-residents-on-labor-day/
— High-profile conservative Ben Shapiro banned at DePaul – Stefano Esposito and Mitch Dudek (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, DePaul does things that 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.  I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980. How soon, if not already, will DePaul rescind it?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/high-profile-conservative-banned-at-depaul/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner panel to meet on school funding formula – Monique Garcia  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, Democrats want to a) take more tax dollars away from Republican areas and b) give those tax dollars to Democrat areas.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-emanuel-rauner-wednesday-spin-20160803-story.html
— Chicago to test for lead in water on higher-risk streets – Michael Hawthorne (DIERSEN: How old are you?  How much lead did you ingest when you were young and during the last 10 years, 20 years, 30 years, 40 years, 50 years, 60 years, etc.?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-chicago-water-testing-20160801-story.html
— Donald Trump spokeswoman blames Obama for 2004 Muslim soldier’s death  (DIERSEN: Are you involved in government and/or in politics?  Who are your spokespersons?  Do they read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-muslim-family-20160803-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH GRAPHICS: Taxpayers cover $4 million in teachers’ college costs – Jake Griffin  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, except for some small tuition reimbursements, I used my time and my money to earn a job-related bachelor’s degree, three job-related master’s degrees, and two job-related professional certifications. My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the courses a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and d) were a distraction.  They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160803/news/160809691/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Taxpayers in 70 suburban school districts paid more than $4 million last year to send 3,085 teachers back to college. The tuition reimbursement programs are meant to attract and keep teachers. But they do more than that. Since teachers’ salaries are commonly tied to their education levels, taxpayers essentially are paying to help teachers make more money. And since salaries are the biggest driver of teacher pension costs, those taxpayer-funded classes are also helping increase pension obligations. Tuition reimbursement for teachers came to nearly a half-million dollars in both Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 and Northwest Suburban High School District 214. Other school districts spent far less, and some, like Elgin Area School District U-46 and Naperville Unit District 203, have no tuition coverage for teachers and spent nothing. That’s according to school district financial records obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests.)

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Nick Provenzano resigns from McHenry County Board to work for Hultgren – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/08/02/nick-provenzano-resigns-from-mchenry-county-board-to-work-for-hultgren/ahml4cd/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner signs bill altering health care ‘right of conscience’ law – Dean Olsen (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.  In Illinois, if you are not going to defend and advance the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office as a Republican.  The Illinois Democrat Party (IDP) platform promotes abortion.  The IRP platform discourages abortion.  One could argue that if you sign bills that promote the IDP platform, you are a Democrat.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160802/rauner-signs-bill-altering-health-care-right-of-conscience-law
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Opponents of the bill included the Illinois Family Institute, which said the changes in the more than 40-year-old law — recognized previously as one of the broadest in the country — will reduce religious freedom. “It is going to force pro-life doctors and nurses to violate their conscience,” David E. Smith, executive director of the not-for-profit institute, said Tuesday. However, Brigid Leahy, Planned Parenthood’s director of public policy, said: “This is not a violation of religious freedom. The whole purpose of this is to prevent harm. Religious rights should not be allowed to cause harm to another person.” Smith said the Tinley Park-based institute was “extremely disappointed” in Rauner. “We thought he was for smaller government and individual rights,” Smith said. “Instead, he chose to side with the Democrats and tyrannical government.” Asked to respond, Rauner spokesman Andrew Flach said in an email, without elaborating, that Rauner “has never pushed a social agenda and remains committed to government, economic and education reforms that can turn around Illinois.”)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Sex advocates glorify and praise Rauner. According to this article, Rauner spokesman Andrew Flach said, “Gov. Rauner has never pushed a social agenda.”  If you sign bills that push the Democrat Party’s social agenda, you are not a Republican.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160802/illinois-now-has-nations-most-comprehensive-birth-control-law-advocates-say

 

HERALD NEWS
— Republicans push for term limits, district map reform at Minooka event  Durkin wants Madigan to allow vote on constitutional amendments – MIKE MALLORY
http://www.theherald-news.com/2016/08/02/republicans-push-for-term-limits-district-map-reform-at-minooka-event/aalxqsk/

 

SAUK VALLEY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
http://www.saukvalley.com/2016/08/01/what-we-think-congressman-awaits-reason-to-back-trump/ahptqgg/

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Term limits, Gov. Rauner? – Editorial
http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-term-limits-gov-rauner/article_ad241d95-8025-58c6-998a-1bff7b4a4a86.html

 

WSIL TV
— The Latest: Trump campaign raises $80 million – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32606065/the-latest-trump-campaign-raises-80-million

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Khan to Trump: ‘Put that Purple Heart back’  Trump received draft deferment due to bone spurs in heels – CNN  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the anti-Trumps shout that I am an unpatriotic cowardly draft dodger because I sought and obtained a) student draft deferments 1966-1970 and b) a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971?)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/khan-to-trump-put-that-purple-heart-back

 

OAK PARK
— Oak Park approves a minimum wage proposal  Ordinance falls short of demands for $15 village-wide minimum wage – Timothy Inklebarger  (DIERSEN: I worked for far less than $15/hour in today’s dollars until I was 18 years old.  I would not have gotten the job that did pay $15/hour in today’s dollars if I had not had a high school diploma, had not passed an employment examination, had not passed a physical examination, had not had a drivers license and a good driving record, had not passed a truck driving test, had not passed a background check, had not had a car that I could/would use to make deliveries from, and if I had not been available to work all Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and holidays.)
http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/8-2-2016/Oak-Park-approves-a–minimum-wage-proposal/

 

OAK LAWN PATCH
— Teen’s Parents Sue High-School Locker Room Peeper and School Administrators  A federal lawsuit alleges Dist. 218 administrators were aware of other complaints about the employee prior to the locker-room incident. – Lorraine Swanson
http://patch.com/illinois/oaklawn/parents-sue-richards-employee-accused-peeping-teen-locker-room

 

DEPAULIA
— Student group seeks faculty support after conservative speaker ban – Jackson Danbeck, Rachel Hinton  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, DePaul does things that 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.  I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980. How soon, if not already, will DePaul rescind it?)
http://depauliaonline.com/2016/08/02/conservative-commentator-shapiro-banned-speaking-depaul/

 

ILLINOIS LKEAKS
— Using the Illinois Municipal League to Justify Illegal and Improper Activity – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/08/using-the-illinois-municipal-league-to-justify-illegal-and-improper-activity/

 

ILLINOIS OBSERVER
— Top Cops Praise Rauner; Homeschooling Up 50%; Durkin Pushes Term Limits
http://www.illinoisobserver.net/2016/08/03/top-cops-praise-rauner-homeschooling-50-durkin-pushes-term-limits/

 

ILLINOIS TIMES
— Gill challenges signature barrier to ballot  Independent candidates face unfair burden, lawsuit claims – Patrick Yeagle
http://illinoistimes.com/article-17517-gill-challenges-signature-barrier-to-ballot-%7C-independent-candidates-face-unfair-burden,-lawsuit-claims.html

 

ILLINOIS OPPORTUNITY PROJECT
— War on Taxpayers: AFSCME Threatens to Strike – Pat Hughes
http://illinoisopportunity.org/war-on-taxpayers-afscme-threatens-to-strike/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS PARENTS GROUP BOYCOTTS TARGET FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/illinois-parents-group-boycotts-target-for-school-supplies.html
— KIRK RESPONDS TO REVELATION THAT OBAMA PAID RANSOM FOR HOSTAGES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/kirk-responds-to-revelation-that-obama-paid-for-hostages.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner appointees are 75 percent white, 75 percent male, but no data to compare to Quinn
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/03/rauner-appointees-are-75-percent-white-75-percent-male-but-no-data-to-compare-to-quinn/
— Yard signs don’t vote, but they’re here to stay
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/03/yard-signs-dont-vote-but-theyre-here-to-stay/

 

RED STATE
— What Do Abortion, Gov. Bruce Rauner And Donald Trump Have In Common?
http://www.redstate.com/diary/stridentconservative/2016/08/03/abortion-gov.-bruce-rauner-donald-trump-common/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Report: Top GOP Officials ‘Actively Exploring’ How To Replace Trump If He Drops Out – ALEX PFEIFFER
http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/03/report-top-gop-officials-actively-exploring-how-to-replace-trump-if-he-drops-out-video/

 

EAGLE FORUM
— Platforms Offer a Stark Choice – Phyllis Schlafly
http://www.eagleforum.org/publications/column/platforms-offer-a-stark-choice.html

 

GOPUSA
— No freedom of speech for conservative speakers at DePaul University  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, DePaul does things that 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.  I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980. How soon, if not already, will DePaul rescind it?)
http://www.gopusa.com/no-freedom-of-speech-for-conservative-speakers-at-depaul-university/
— Not All US Muslim Soldiers Are Equal – Michelle Malkin
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13309

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Rauner signs bill forcing pro-life doctors to promote abortion – Bradford Richardson  (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.  In Illinois, if you are not going to defend and advance the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office as a Republican.  The Illinois Democrat Party (IDP) platform promotes abortion.  The IRP platform discourages abortion.  One could argue that if you sign bills that promote the IDP platform, you are a Democrat.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/2/bruce-rauner-illinois-governor-signs-bill-forcing-/

 

THE BLAZE
— ‘Racist Out!’: Watch How ‘Black and Brown’ Activists Forcibly Remove Trump Supporter From NYC Park – Kate Scanlon
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/08/02/racist-out-watch-how-black-and-brown-activists-forcibly-remove-trump-supporter-from-nyc-park/
— Planned Parenthood Excoriated Over Response to Trump ‘Kicking Out’ Crying Baby – Kate Scanlon
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/08/02/wow-planned-parenthood-excoriated-over-response-to-trump-kicking-out-crying-baby/

 

THE HILL
— Fears grow as military pulled into presidential politics – Kristina Wong
http://thehill.com/policy/defense/290192-fears-grow-as-military-pulled-into-presidential-politics
— Duckworth hits Trump over Purple Heart – Ben Kamisar
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/290191-dem-iraq-war-vet-hits-trump-over-purple-heart

 

POLITICO
— Anti-Trump Republicans caught in quandary  Even as a few move to Hillary’s camp, many remain reluctant to help a Democrat, but lack a clear idea of what to do instead. – Kyle Cheney  (DIERSEN: Who are the “anti-Trump Republicans” in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct?  How far will they go to get rid of Republicans who support Trump?)
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/never-donald-trump-republicans-226537
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/few-gop-candidates-campaign/2016/08/02/id/741851/

 

NBC NEWS
— RNC Chairman Priebus ‘Apoplectic’ Over Trump’s Refusal to Endorse Ryan – KATY TUR  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about “Republican” candidates in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who I have helped elect who not only refuse to endorse me for anything, but who a) blame me for their problems, b) blame me for your problems, c) blame me for my problems, and d) blame me for everyone’s problems. Many, if not most, if not virtually all of the aforesaid read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to get information to use against me.  The aforesaid either did nothing to help me keep the following positions or they helped my critics/opponents get rid of me: TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board of directors member.)
http://www.nbcnews.com/card/rnc-chairman-priebus-apoplectic-over-trumps-refusal-endorse-ryan-n622001

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Donald Trump Steps Up Criticism of Khans and G.O.P. Leaders – ALEXANDER BURNS
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/us/politics/donald-trump-gop.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Paul Ryan’s Trump dilemma has gotten much, much worse.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2016/08/03/daily-202-paul-ryan-s-trump-dilemma-has-gotten-much-much-worse/57a16d16cd249a68be7adb8e/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump’s Washington Post interview should make Republicans panic.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/03/donald-trump-has-a-secret-state-strategy-that-you-cant-know-about/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump has wasted half of the general election with nothing to show for it.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/03/donald-trump-has-wasted-half-of-the-general-election-with-nothing-to-show-for-it/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “there has never a better chance to cut Trump loose.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/08/03/republicans-there-has-never-a-better-chance-to-cut-trump-loose/
— Trump on how women should deal with harassment: It’s ‘up to the individual’ – Katie Zezima and Philip Rucker (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats. While I worked for the Post Office, I was able to deal with their harassment for almost 3 years. While I worked for IRS, I was able to deal with their harassment for almost 9 years. While I worked for GAO, I was able to deal with their harassment for almost 18 years.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/donald-and-eric-trump-opine-on-sexual-harassment–and-draw-fire/2016/08/02/9814549e-58c5-11e6-9aee-8075993d73a2_story.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say Trump campaign insiders say “Trump getting “nuttier and nuttier.”
http://nypost.com/2016/08/03/trump-getting-nuttier-and-nuttier-campaign-insiders-say/

 

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
— Gold Star mom to Trump: ‘How would he feel if he lost his child?’ – Hamed Aleaziz  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats divert attention away from those who kill American soldiers.  Beyond overwhelmingly, those who kill American soldiers say that they do it to advance Islam.)
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Gold-Star-mom-to-Trump-How-would-he-feel-if-9074301.php

 

PORTLAND PRESS HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump candidacy only deepens difficulties for Collins, other Republican women.”
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/08/02/trump-candidacy-only-deepens-difficulties-for-collins-other-republican-women/

 

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Withholds Ryan, McCain Backing as Payback Roils GOP – Billy House
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-08-02/trump-withholds-backing-from-ryan-mccain-in-apparent-payback

 

FORBES
— IRS Increases ‘Marriage Penalty,’ Unmarried Cohabitants To Get Twice The Mortgage Interest Deduction – Tony Nitti
http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonynitti/2016/08/01/irs-increases-marriage-penalty-unmarried-cohabitants-to-get-twice-the-mortgage-interest-deduction/

 

PR NEWSWIRE
— Election 2016: How Leaders Can Keep Employees Focused on Work, Not Politics – Mary C. Kelly and Peter B. Stark (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, employers who are Democrat focus on a) not hiring, retaining, or promoting Republicans and b) getting rid of their employees who are Republican.)
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/election-2016-how-leaders-can-keep-employees-focused-on-work-not-politics-300308374.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As the Presidential election heats up, employees are spending more time watching the news, checking their social media accounts and hanging out by the water cooler discussing the candidates – all at the expense of lost productivity and possibly igniting personnel conflicts that will simmer long after the votes are cast. “This election year is running high on emotion, ugly rhetoric, and polarization. Unfortunately, some of the angst associated with the issues of the election are creeping into the workplace. People are angry. Angry people are less productive. What does a great leader do?” asks Mary C. Kelly, PhD., co-author of the new leadership book, “Why Leaders Fail.” She and co-author, Peter B. Stark created a list of five guidelines for leaders who want to succeed: 1. Raise the bar and set expectations for performance. Employees who have a lot of time to talk about politics do not have enough to do. Make it clear to your teams that what we do is important, and we need everyone to focus on doing their job to succeed. 2. Demand a culture of respect. Make sure everyone knows that there will always be differences of opinions, but in the workplace we will always have a culture of respect. You don’t have to like other people’s opinions, but you do have to respect the fact that they are entitled to opinions that are different from yours. You may not like someone’s politics, but that doesn’t mean you get to disrespect them. 3. Remind employees of uniting factors. Ultimately what unites us is a desire to work, provide for our families, and make a difference in the world. We all want to be successful, support others, and be a positive role model in the community. Remind people that at work, we need to stay focused on what unites us: the mission, vision and goals of the company. 4. Agree to disagree. Leaders know not everyone is going to agree on every decision or every issue, and that is true in the workplace as well as politics Allow people the freedom to respectfully discuss, but make sure the diatribe remains thoughtful, civil, and respectful. 5. Limit distractions. Most of our clients in the business world have one thing in common. They complain they have way too much to do and not enough time to get all their work done. We cannot waste time with distraction. Leaders can help limit distractions by holding people accountable for the on-time achievement of their goals. Emotions are running high this year because voters perceive that their leaders have failed them. In their 2016 book, “Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success” the authors analyze why good people, when promoted, hired or elected, so often fail. One of the top failures happens when leaders lose the trust of the people they are supposed to lead. “Trust is hard to earn and easy to lose,” said Stark, CEO of Peter Barron Stark Companies says. “And it can happen when leaders often are not paying attention to what matters to their people.” Another failure is when leaders try so hard to be popular that they allow their need to be l­­iked to interfere or even dictate their decision. “We all want to be liked on some level,” agrees Kelly, CEO of Productive Leaders, “but relying on popularity to run an organization guarantees failure.” Good leadership is difficult and it can be tough, especially when the employees are worried about outside influences. Leaders have to stay focused so their people stay focused. Leadership means making decisions that are right for the organization and its people.)

 

PROGRESS ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Sex Advocates Praise Rauner For Signing Bills
http://progressillinois.com/news/content/2016/08/02/advocates-praise-gov-rauner-signing-bills-protecting-womens-health

 

DAILY MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3720059/Retiring-Republican-lawmaker-calls-Trump-deeply-flawed-unfit-serve-GOP-lawmaker-say-ll-vote-Hillary.html

 

GUARDIAN
— Vancouver slaps 15% tax on foreign house buyers in effort to cool market  Canadian authorities have taken action to tackle the affordability crisis in British Columbia’s biggest city where a detached home now costs C$1.56m – Ashifa Kassam
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/02/vancouver-real-estate-foreign-house-buyers-tax

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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