August 5 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Dan Proft spoke at Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen’s outstanding Summer Volunteer Appreciation Dinner in Aurora Saturday evening, August 5, 2017. The 200+ attendees included Bond, Foote, Holan, Hunt, Khouri, Marchese, Minor, Skillicorn, Smith, and Zahm. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— Illinois school funding – BGA
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/weekend-watch-illinois-school-funding/2275538/

 

NBC5
— ‘Barack Obama Day’ Is Now an Illinois Holiday – Shelby Bremer
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/barack-obama-day-illinois-holiday-438732933.html

 

CBS2
— President Trump’s Weekly Address; Democrats’ Weekly Address
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/08/05/president-trumps-weekly-address-democrats-weekly-address-4/
— Naperville Dealership Displays ‘Unnecessary Intimidation,’ Striking Mechanics
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/08/05/dealership-intimidation-against-striking-mechanics/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Why nuclear energy is the future in Illinois and globally – U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/kinzinger-why-nuclear-energy-is-the-future-in-illinois-and-globally/
— Gun crimes must be top target for Chicago’s U.S. attorney – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-gun-crimes-must-be-top-target-for-chicagos-u-s-attorney/
— We still need affirmative action – Jenica Roenneburg, Lena (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to screw Republicans, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/letters-legislators-should-override-rauners-amendatory-veto/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Employer-based health coverage likely to stay awhile – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-bc-us–health-overhaul-employers-20170804-story.html
— Pence hands over AOL emails from time as Indiana’s governor – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–pence-email-20170804-story.html
— Duke Univ. president: Diversity forces new view of problems – AP  (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to screw Republicans, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-nc–duke-president-20170805-story.html
— Affirmative action back in the spotlight – Mary Sanchez (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to screw Republicans, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/sns-201708041622–tms–msanchezctnms-a20170804-20170804-column.html
— Trump court appointee did not clear Wisconsin vetting – AP  (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek jobs with the federal government because they know that they cannot clear the federal government’s vetting process.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-wi–trump-nominees-wisconsin-20170804-story.html
— Trump begins 17-day ‘working vacation’ at his New Jersey golf club – John Wagner and Elise Viebeck
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-working-vacation-new-jersey-20170805-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Congress must prove its mettle this fall; it has no choice – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170805/news/308059940/
— Report: 1,020 layoffs coming to suburban companies – Anna Marie Kukec  (DIERSEN: One would expect that overwhelmingly, those laid off will be Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-veteran, draft avoiders, rich, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20170805/report-1020-layoffs-coming-to-suburban-companies

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Rauner has to pivot or he’s toast. Here’s why. – RICH MILLER  (DIERSEN: Because I did not pivot and become a Democrat, a) my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, 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 $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170805/ISSUE11/170809907/illinois-gov-bruce-rauner-is-pivoting-in-the-wrong-direction
— Foxconn, we hardly knew you—and don’t want you – Editorial
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170805/ISSUE07/170809917/with-foxconn-in-wisconsin-illinois-wins
— Rauner drafts an unlikely ally to take on a common enemy – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170805/ISSUE05/170809908/gov-bruce-rauner-ctu-on-same-page-when-it-comes-to-tifs

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Sending the bill let the arguments begin in earnest – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170805/statehouse-insider-sending-bill-let-arguments-begin-in-earnest
— We still need affirmative action – Jenica Roenneburg, Lena  (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to screw Republicans, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170805/letter-we-still-need-affirmative-action

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Pritzker touts record of good works, job creation – Chuck Sweeny  (DIERSEN: What good works can you tout?  I can tout a) that I have been sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails free of charge and without any advertising since 2000, b) that since 2004, those emails have included links to almost 277,400 articles and have gone out each and every morning, c) that since 2015, those emails have gone out each and every evening too, and d) that those emails have included information on many upcoming events.)
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20170805/chuck-sweeny-pritzker-touts-record-of-good-works-job-creation

 

CATHOLIC CITIZENS OF ILLINOIS
— DOES RAUNER KNOW HOW SB 31 COULD DETRIMENTALLY AFFECT ILLINOIS? WE ASKED 4 QUESTIONS. – Mary Anne Hackett
https://catholiccitizens.org/news/72996/rauner-know-sb-31-detrimentally-affect-illinois-asked-4-questions/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Who are the Village of Oak Brook’s highest-paid employees?
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511139340-who-are-the-village-of-oak-brook-s-highest-paid-employees

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
– Effingham County – More disregard for the rule of law- Meeting behind closed doors – KIRK ALLEN
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/08/effingham-county-more-disregard-for-the-rule-of-law-meeting-behind-closed-doors/
— Did Orland Park Public Library Commit Misconduct By Not Producing Restaurant Receipt? – KEVIN DUJAN
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/08/did-orland-park-public-library-commit-misconduct-by-not-producing-restaurant-receipt/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CONTRIBUTES TO ILLINOIS MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION EFFORT  The popular Chicago-based game company is helping efforts to legalize and regulate marijuana, which could extend to Illinois. – Joe Tabor (DIERSEN: If you promote pot, you promote destruction.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/cards-against-humanity-contributes-to-illinois-marijuana-legalization-effort/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Church Pastor Refuses to Compromise; His Critics Ignore 2,000-year-old Doctrine – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2017/08/church-pastor-refuses-to-compromise-his-critics-ignore-2000-year-old-doctrine/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauners say “Huge collateral damage caused by Rauner AV.”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/08/05/huge-collateral-damage-caused-by-rauner-av/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— REPUBLICAN DONOR SUES GOP OVER FAILED OBAMACARE REPEAL  ‘Engaged in a pattern of racketeering which involves massive fraud’
http://www.wnd.com/2017/08/republican-donor-sues-gop-over-failed-obamacare-repeal/

 

THE HILL
— Federal employees step up defiance of Trump – DEVIN HENRY (DIERSEN: I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat GAO superiors would say that I was defiant a) when I complained about patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation at GAO and b) when in 1988, when I was 40 years old, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/345404-federal-employees-step-up-defiance-of-trump

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to screw Republicans, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/05/opinion/sunday/white-resentment-affirmative-action.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— The media needs Trump more than he needs them – Michael Walsh
http://nypost.com/2017/08/05/the-media-needs-trump-more-than-he-needs-them/

 

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Donald Trump has a sickening fetish for cruelty.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/08/05/trump-has-fetish-cruelty-christian-schneider-column/537483001/

 

THE ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to screw Republicans, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.
https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/08/myth-of-reverse-racism/535689/

 

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly has read this grim WWI novel after every promotion since age 25 – Richard Feloni  (DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS superiors got rid of the IRS manager who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My GAO Democrat GAO superiors got rid of the GAO manager who hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-general-john-kelly-2017-8

 

MOTLEY FOOL
— 3 Signs You Need to Adjust Your Retirement Plan  Retirement plans shouldn’t always be set in stone. Here’s how to know when yours needs an update. – Maurie Backman
https://www.fool.com/retirement/2017/08/05/3-signs-you-need-to-adjust-your-retirement-plan.aspx

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.