August 30 Evening Edition

(FROM THE ARTICLE:  Two Illinois Republican state reps are very concerned about the immigration law enforcement measure Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law Monday. State Reps. John Cabello (R-Rockford) and David McSweeney (R-Barrington) filed a measure Wednesday that would repeal a new law banning law enforcement in Illinois from stopping persons suspected of being in the U.S. illegally. “I swore to uphold the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions when I became a legislator,” Cabello told Illinois Review Wednesday. “As a member of law enforcement, I took a vow to uphold the law. I believe and trust in those oaths, and intend to do all I can to keep them.” The law many are referring to as the “sanctuary law” says law enforcement “shall not” detain or continue to detain any individual solely on the basis of any immigration detainer or non-judicial immigration warrant. Law enforcement “shall not” stop or arrest anyone solely based on the person’s immigration or citizenship status. They are, however, not banned from implementing a “valid” judge-issued federal warrant concerning any suspects. That is the definition of a sanctuary law, Cabello bill co-sponsor David McSweeney told Illinois Review. He pointed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ office comments on the law. “As the Attorney General has said, when cities and states refuse to help enforce immigration laws, our nation is less safe,” DOG spokesman Devin O’Malley told Fox News. “Failure to deport aliens who are convicted for criminal offenses puts whole communities at risk – especially immigrant communities in the very sanctuary jurisdictions that seek to protect the perpetrators.” The attorney general’s views were totally disregarded in a missive sent out by the Illinois Republican Party chairman Tim Schneider and County Chairman Association President Randy Pollard Monday night after Rauner signed the bill into law in front of an enthusiastic Latino audience in Chicago. “I think it is important that people know what Attorney General Sessions thinks about SB 31. Tim Schneider, the chief cheerleader for the ‘Capitol Compromise’ massive tax hike is now presenting more ‘alternative facts,'” McSweeney said. Cabello said lawmakers are supposed to do what’s best for those that are bearing the financial burden for decisions they make at the capitol. Not doing so will ultimately create consequences that political parties may not want, such as the base simply staying home in 2018. “People are telling me they’re so fed up with the party leaders and the governor that they’re just not going to go to the polls in 2018. That’s the opposite of what they should do,” Cabello, who co-chaired the Trump campaign in Illinois, said. “They need their voices to be heard loud and clear. Staying home is not an option.” Only one Republican House member – Bob Pritchard – voted in support of SB 31 on the House floor. Four Republicans – McConchie, McConnaughay, Nybo and Radogno – supported it in the Illinois Senate. Cabello and McSweeney’s repeal bill is HB 4091.)


— In smaller towns, empty storefronts and economic challenges loom large – Lauren Zumbach
— Trump administration halts Obama-era rule to shrink the gender wage gap – Danielle Paquette (DIERSEN: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would presented the jury many examples in which my Democrat GAO superiors paid higher salaries to their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger than they paid their similarly or better qualified employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or older.)


— Bernie Sanders talks to Naperville students about ‘Political Revolution’ – Marie Wilson  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Former Maine Township trustee Laura Morask gets $30,000 part-time job in food pantry – Chacour Koop


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps blame Trump supporters for crime in Chicago.


— Rauner Likely To Sign School Funding Bill Thursday – Nick Gale


— Jim Durkin on School Funding Reform and Other Battles – Alexandra Silets


— Rauner visits schools to celebrate funding compromise – Bernard Schoenburg


— Syverson named Deputy Republican Leader – DREW ZIMMERMAN


— WBEZ-FM’s new political reporter Dave McKinney about to face off against nemesis Gov. Rauner – Lewis Lazare


— Illinois Trust Act Extends Protections for Undocumented Students, Families – Christopher Hacker  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Loyola acts as an arm of the anti-religious Illinois Democrat Party.)


— Mayor’s order to push developers to hire contractor businesses owned by minorities, women – Mike Thompson  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors’ top priority was a) to hire, retain, and promote Democrats, and especially Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger and b) to make way for them by wasting the careers of and by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)


— McHenry board member to vie for Senate seat held by Althoff – April Bamburg


— Ives remains steadfast against current K-12 funding measure – Caitlin Nordahl




— DEMOCRATIC WHITE MEN HIT “GLASS CEILING” – RUSS STEWART  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, a) anti-Whites demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites as being racists and b) anti-men demonize, denigrate and condemn men as being sexists.  Overwhelmingly, anti-Whites and anti-men are Democrats.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Tokenism, as an adjective defined by Webster’s Dictionary, is an act merely simulated, of slight or no account. As a noun, it is an act of accommodation to a demand by slight and merely formal concessions. For Democrats in Cook County, August’s slatemaking for their 2018 ticket was both a noun and an adjective, particularly regarding white men. Of the 16 candidates endorsed by the party for countywide offices, including judges, a grand total of three are while males, or about 18 percent. In the Democratic Party, men have hit the proverbial “glass ceiling.” Having a white man on the ticket is now of slight or no account. Of the remaining 13, seven are black, of which four are black women. That’s 44 percent. Seven are women. That’s another 44 percent. And two are Hispanics. That’s just 12 percent. As a noun, every key Democratic constituency got more than token accommodation. White males are no longer a key constituency. As expected, the Big Three – County Board president Toni Preckwinkle, House Speaker and state Democratic chairman Mike Madigan, and Alderman Ed Burke (14th) – did the dictating, with Burke picking the judges, and the 50 city and 30 suburban committeemen did the capitulating. Preckwinkle is expanding her empire exponentially, and is at the top of the heap. In the 2016 cycle, Preckwinkle engineered the slating of her county aide, Kim Foxx, for state’s attorney. She easily beat incumbent Anita Alvarez in the primary. She also worked with Madigan, dispatching another aide, Juliana Stratton, to run against independent-minded Ken Dunkin, who had the temerity to defy Madigan on several Illinois House votes. With a flood of Madigan money, Stratton buried Dunkin, and Madigan got another ally in Springfield. Now Preckwinkle and Madigan have worked again, plunking Stratton on J.B. Pritzker’s ticket for lieutenant governor in the March 2018 primary, and then delivering an endorsement of Pritzker for governor. Crafting a Pritzker-Stratton ticket sealed the deal, and Preckwinkle delivered all the black committeemen at slatemaking. And finally, another former Preckwinkle aide, Kim du Buclet, now a state representative, got slated for the 2-year Metropolitan Water Reclamation District term, beating a Hispanic backed by state Representative Luis Arroyo (D-3), and a longtime insider and donor associated with the North Shore Realtors. In the slating for county clerk, a job David Orr is relinquishing after 28 years, Recorder Karen Yarbrough, who is black and a Madigan protege, was slated. For Preckwinkle, despite the soda tax snafu, it’s “Veni, vidi, vici” – “I came, I saw, I conquered.”)


— Illinois Policy Institute calls school funding bill “Chicago bailout”
— Governor pressed on whether school funding bill is a Chicago “bailout”
— Manufacturing woes continue here
— Asked about credit for his chief, Rauner instead praises legislators, self
— Beiser won’t run again


— Illinois Governor Signs Measure Shielding Criminal Aliens


— Former Fed Reserve Banker: Houston Will Need ‘Mexican Labor’ To Rebuild After Harvey – Will Racke  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) want cheap labor and b) would never had sought or taken the bad jobs that I had 1962-1997.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Racists want Harvey donations to go to non-Whites.


— Tucker Debates BLM Activist Who Compared Trump to Adolf Hitler


— The Trump administration’s ongoing attack on workers – Jared Bernstein and Ben Spielberg  (DIERSEN: I was a lowly worker 1964-1997.)


— Rauner puts criminal aliens over Illinois voters – Chad Groening


— ANTI-AMERICAN: Federal Judge Blocks Texas’ Ban on ‘Sanctuary Cities’ – MANNY FERNANDEZ


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “What Donald Trump Owes the Dreamers. His conspicuous silence about their future is counterproductive and cruel.”

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.