August 5 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago Fire soccer team shuts down anti-gay chant – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-chicago-fire-anti-gay-soccer-chant-kass-0804-20160803-column.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It was “Pride” night. The Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus had finished a fine rendition of the national anthem before Sunday’s game with the New York Red Bulls. That’s when Rodriguez walked into the center circle and did something the rest of the soccer world doesn’t seem able to do. He looked up into the stands and announced that any fan found to be using the infamous anti-gay Mexican soccer chant would be booted out of the stadium. “An inappropriate and offensive chant has been used by some of our fans,” Rodriguez said. “It is unbecoming and certainly not reflective of the great city that we live in, and the best fans in major league soccer. “Please be advised that if the chant continues and you are found to be participating, you are subject to removal. If you are near fans using offensive language, please advise stadium security so we can handle that as well.” And all I could say was “bravo.” There were a few boos. But most of us applauded him. And I didn’t hear that chant once during the game. If you know soccer, you know the chant I’m talking about, a chant of one word: Puto. It means effeminate man whore. It is ugly and demeaning, directed at gay men in a macho culture, but at soccer games it is directed at the goalie of the opposing team.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Inmate may have to register as sex offender for flashing guard – Frank Main  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, if you disapprove of what “Savage Life” members do, Democrats and RINOs will viciously demonize, denigrate, and condemn you as being a racist, a sexist, a bigot, and even worse things.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/savage-life-inmate-to-register-as-sex-offender-for-flashing-guard/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For the first time, a Cook County Jail inmate may be required to register as a sex offender for repeatedly exposing himself to correctional officers, a sheriff’s official said Thursday. Giovanni Rios, who is awaiting trial in a 2015 murder in Humboldt Park, was held in contempt of court Thursday by Judge Vincent Gaughan for allegedly exposing himself to a female guard on Wednesday, said Cara Smith, policy chief for Sheriff Tom Dart. Rios, 20, a member of the Savage Life jail gang, is charged with the Wednesday incident and two similar ones in the jail, Smith said. If convicted of all three charges, he would be required to register as a sex offender, she said. “It is tremendous to see these cases taken seriously,” she said, adding she believes it’s the first time anyone may be ordered to register as a sex offender for committing acts of indecent exposure in the jail. Rios is one of about 35 inmates who have identified themselves as members of Savage Life, a gang formed last year among inmates being held in maximum-security units. Their activities include physically attacking guards, throwing feces and urine at them, and exposing themselves and masturbating in the presence of female defense attorneys and correctional officers, Smith said. Since July 2015, jail officials have recorded hundreds of such incidents involving Savage Life but the incidents have decreased in recent months. One of the ways the sheriff’s office is combatting the behavior is to take away “good time” inmates earn in jail, Smith said. The office also is limiting visits and aggressively prosecuting Savage Life inmates for public indecency and other crimes, she said. Smith said she hopes the possibility of Rios becoming a registered sex offender sends a message to other Savage Life inmates. Even hardened criminals balk at the stigma of being labeled sex offenders, she said. Savage Life members recently expanded their perverse activities. They have been opening their own wounds and sticking sharp objects into their eyes to force guards to send them to the jail hospital. Most Savage Life members are in the maximum-security Division 9 and relish the chance to “take a walk” to another part of the jail — even the hospital, Smith said.)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Law will give students better view of how free press works – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160804/discuss/160809460/

 

WJBC
— Pat Brady faces backlash for slamming Trump – Eric Stock  (DIERSEN: Of course, those who are anti-Trump promote Pat Brady.)
http://www.wjbc.com/2016/08/05/gop-insider-faces-backlash-for-slamming-trump/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Republican strategist said it’s not easy being a vocal critic of the party’s nominee for president. Former Illinois GOP chairman Pat Brady has been saying for months Donald Trump is unelectable. “One of the members of the national committee at the convention told me I need to quit being a Republican,” Brady said. “I didn’t know you could resign.” Brady is encouraging Republicans to focus on down-ticket races, including the hotly-contested U.S. Senate battle between Republican incumbent Mark Kirk and Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth. Brady told WJBC’s Scott Laughlin, Republicans who have been critical of Trump, including Kirk and U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, could get some blowback but are putting the country ahead of the party. Brady said Kinzinger’s recent announcement that he likely won’t vote for anyone in the presidential race won’t hurt his political future, even if some in the party try to run him out of office. “They can try, they are not going to beat him,” Brady said. “Adam is one of the best people we have in Congress he’s a smart guy. He’s a military guard. He’s a great public servant and I think people like and respect him.” Brady tells WJBC’s Scott Laughlin he wouldn’t be surprised if the Bloomington native runs for higher office in a few years.)

 

WTTW
— Black Lives Matter Coalition Releases 1st Official Platform – Reuben Unrau
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/08/02/black-lives-matter-coalition-releases-1st-official-platform
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The demands are organized into six categories with titles such as “Invest-Divest,” “Economic Justice,” “Community Control” and “Political Power.” Within each category, the agenda includes a list of more than 40 specific federal, state and local policies that could be applied to create solutions. The conglomerate calls for a variety of far-reaching reforms that address issues that extend beyond the subject of police brutality. Policy proposals include a call for universal health care, decriminalization of drug-related offenses, federal and state jobs programs, community control of law enforcement and the end of the death penalty. Perhaps the most striking item featured in the agenda is the demand for reparations, which contains a five-part plan to address various economic sectors affected by the legacy of slavery.)

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushing Quad City Times pushes pot in Illinois big time. If you push pot in Illinois, you want to destroy Illinois.
http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-illinois-moves-forward-on-pot-policy/article_731629d5-c65b-5967-9f67-80782a4b5cb1.html

 

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Once again, Trump visit marked by clashes – Craig Gilbert and Jason Stein
http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/08/05/once-again-trump-visit-marked-clashes/88272350/

 

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— New Illinois law adds Teen Reach to state budget – Doug Wilson (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs do everything that they can to destroy traditional families.  Ever-increasingly, those Democrats and RINOs shout that more and more and more children will fail unless government spends more and more and more money on children.)
http://www.whig.com/20160803/new-illinois-law-adds-teen-reach-to-state-budget#

 

STATELINE
— Analysis: $100 Buys Less in Illinois  Bureau of Economic Analysis finds dollars earned by residents less valuable  (DIERSEN: For many years now, inflation has exceeded interest rates.)
http://www.mystateline.com/news/analysis-100-buys-less-in-illinois

 

WQAD
— Clinton’s secret weapon to winning over Republicans who “can’t” vote for Trump – CHRISTINA LOREY
http://wqad.com/2016/08/04/clintons-secret-weapon-to-winning-over-republicans-who-cant-vote-for-trump/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Clinton’s lead over Trump grows in new national polls  Clinton opens 15-point margin in one survey – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/clintons-lead-over-trump-grows-in-new-national-polls

 

WILL COUNTY NEWS
— Rauner, I’m standing with the taxpayers, job creators and concerned parents  (DIERSEN: Who do you stand with?  I stand with those who defend and advance the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes reject some or all of the aforesaid.)
http://willcountynews.com/2016/08/05/rauner-im-standing-with-the-taxpayers-job-creators-and-concerned-parents/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Where is DeKalb’s openness and transparency? – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/08/where-is-dekalbs-openness-and-transparency/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— The Cannibalization of the GOP –  Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2016/08/the-cannibalization-of-the-gop/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At this cultural moment, the GOP is the only party that defends marriage, the intrinsic rights of children (both prenatal and post-natal children), religious liberty, and the physical privacy rights of girls and boys and men and women. But the barbarians have breached the gate and are cannibalizing the GOP while it yet lives. Well-dressed, well-spoken barbarians but barbarians nonetheless. What accounts for the corruption of the GOP? There are numerous reasons including the childish moral reasoning of lawmakers like U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) who supports homoerotic faux-marriage because his son experiences homoerotic attraction. The fact that Portman’s son experiences homoerotic attraction does not change the nature of marriage or the moral status of homoerotic activity. And it’s foolish to believe that compassion dictates we must affirm everything our loved ones believe, feel, or desire. Would the fact that people we love experience polyamorous or “Genetic Sexual Attraction” change the nature of marriage or the moral status of sex between five people or between siblings? But foolish, self-referential moral reasoning is not the only cause of the transmogrification of the party. Another cause is the increasing number of Republicans—including those who identify as homosexual—who say the “social issues” are trivial and irrelevant with no substantive effect on the health and welfare of America. Ironically, while libertarian-leaning, (im)moderate, and homosexual Republicans proclaim the triviality and irrelevance of “social issues” to the survival and flourishing of America, Democrats pursue them like men and women possessed. Could it be that Democrats are able to see truths to which Republicans are blind?)

 

ILLINOIS HOME PAGE
— Edgar weighs in on impasse – Maggie Hockenberry
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/former-governor-weighs-in-on-impasse

 

GOPUSA
— Sharia-compliant Obama pays jizya tax
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13400
— Survey: Many people talk politics only with like-minded friends (DIERSEN: Who does not want to talk politics with you?  The following do not want to talk politics with me: those who those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are who 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.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13354

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— How DePaul University Surrenders to the Mob – Nathan Howe and John-Michael Seibler (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents succeed in getting DePaul to rescind my diploma?  What college(s) did you graduate from and in what year(s)?  I graduated from NIU in 1970, Loyola in 1976, DePaul in 1980, and IIT in 1997.  What do those at the college(s) that you graduated from think of you?  Sadly, from what I see, the majority of those a NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and ITT disapprove of me, despise me, if not hate me.  From what I see, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, those at colleges are increasingly 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.)
http://dailysignal.com/2016/08/04/how-depaul-university-surrenders-to-the-mob/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Perhaps DePaul was afraid of offending Black Lives Matter, and looking politically incorrect. The protesters, exercising a heckler’s veto, were able to shut down the event. Afterward, DePaul’s president, the Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, purported to apologize by email to the College Republicans. But Holtschneider made sure to include his opinion of Yiannopoulos and other speakers of his “ilk,” whom he referred to as “self-serving provocateurs” whose “shtick” is “unworthy of university discourse.” Meanwhile, DePaul is more than happy to host controversial liberal speakers and events, such as a fundraiser for Rasmea Odeh, a convicted terrorist. By banning Shapiro from speaking because of the threat of a protest, DePaul’s administration is siding with students who disagree with his viewpoint rather than standing up to potential violence on campus. DePaul also is teaching its students not to engage in the “open discourse” the university purports to foster. It is showing them that they can silence opposing views with threats of protests and violence. “After all,” writes Jim DeMint, president of The Heritage Foundation, “the easiest way to win an argument is to tape your opponent’s mouth shut. Too many educators today think this is a good idea.” As a private institution, DePaul is not held to the same First Amendment standards as public universities. Kelly Sarabyn, a former fellow at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, argues that, nonetheless, the “longstanding purpose of the liberal arts and research universities is realized through free speech on campus, and students, faculty, and donors reasonably expect it to prevail.” Those groups may yet persuade universities to stand behind their commitments to free speech through advocacy and donations. If such efforts prove unsuccessful, perhaps courts could be persuaded, as Sarabyn argues they should be, to compel private schools to honor any express commitments to prospective students to honor free speech on campus—on the ground that students are enticed by and rely upon those commitments when choosing which schools to attend. Given the university president’s open animosity to speakers such as Yiannopoulos, the Shapiro incident raises the real possibility that DePaul administrators are all too happy to have an excuse to prevent students from being exposed to views that compete with their school’s own liberal ideology. Is it that DePaul administrators can’t keep their students safe and their speaking events secure? Or is it that they refuse to do so because citing “security concerns” to prevent conservative speakers from appearing on campus actually furthers their own ideological aims?)

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— RNC members prepare counterattack against Republicans sniping at Donald Trump  Frustration rises within GOP – Ralph Z. Hallow (DIERSEN: Who snipes at you?  I should write a book about the following who snipe at me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are who 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.  Those who snipe at me hint/imply/argue/shout that they are operatives or dupes for those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/4/rnc-staff-warned-not-to-disparage-donald-trump/

 

FRONT PAGE MAGAZINE
— SLIMING TRUMP  How the media smear machine markets minor benign details as the sinister deeds of an evil man. – Matthew Vadum  (DIERSEN: Who slimes you?  The following slime me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are who 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.)
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/263751/sliming-trump-matthew-vadum

 

PJ MEDIA
— Sean Hannity Is Already Blaming People for a Trump Loss
https://pjmedia.com/video/sean-hannity-is-already-blaming-people-for-a-trump-loss/

 

NEWSMAX
— Paul Ryan Doesn’t Rule Out Revoking Support for Trump  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those “Republicans” who hint/imply/argue/shout that they will not support me unless I support them, that is, a) that they will not encourage anyone to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails unless I agree to use the emails to help them and to harm their critics/opponents, b) that they will discourage everyone from reading the emails unless I agree to use the emails to help them and to harm their critics/opponents, and c) that they will destroy me unless I agree to use the emails to help them and to harm their critics/opponents. Of course, needless-to-say, the aforesaid hint/imply/argue/shout that my lack of credibility is shown by my no longer being the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, a GAO employee, etc.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/paul-ryan-trump-endorsement/2016/08/04/id/742180/

 

THE BLAZE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps Accuse Trump of “Leaking ‘Top Secret’ Iran Video Details Shortly After Becoming Eligible to Receive Classified Briefings.”
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/08/04/trump-accused-of-leaking-top-secret-iran-video-details-shortly-after-becoming-eligible-to-receive-classified-briefings/
— Constitution-Wielding Protesters Ejected From Trump Rally – Kaitlyn Schallhorn  (DIERSEN: Those who 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 WANT TO USE THE CONSTITUTION TO GET RID OF THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/08/04/constitution-wielding-protesters-ejected-from-trump-rally/

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Presidential Horse Race 2016: Establishment panic over Trump was fully predictable – Jeffrey A. Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/23759

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— MELANIA TRUMP RESPONDS TO ALLEGATIONS THAT SHE WORKED ILLEGALLY IN U.S.
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2016/08/04/melania-trump-responds-to-allegations-that-she-worked-illegally-in-u-s/

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump is creating his own problems. My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I created my own problems a) because I avoided the draft, b) because did not become a Democrat, c) because I refused to help my superiors and supervisors get rid of their employees because they were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, d) because I complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, and e) because I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged the federal government with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2016/08/04/a_rigged_outcome_trump_may_be_engineering_it_himself_131421.html

 

THE HILL
— Ryan: Trump endorsement not a blank check – Ben Kamisar  (DIERSEN: Operatives and dupes for my critics/opponents talk and act like my critics/opponents have given them a blank check to destroy me. Of course, needless-to-say, I reserve my right to defend myself.  I reserve my right to stop forgiving those who trespass against me.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/290398-ryan-endorsement-of-trump-not-a-blank-check
— Giuliani casts blame on Gingrich for talk of Trump ‘intervention’ – Rebecca Savransky  (DIERSEN: Who casts blame on you?  The following cast blame on me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are who 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.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/290377-giuliani-casts-blame-on-gingrich-for-intervention-reports
— Dem tensions explode in Hispanic Caucus over Trump – Mike Lillis
http://thehill.com/latino/290482-dem-tensions-explode-in-hispanic-caucus-over-trump
— Senate GOP on edge over Trump’s falling polls – Alexander Bolton
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/290474-senate-gop-on-edge-over-trumps-falling-polls

 

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Gaps in Melania Trump’s immigration story raise questions  A racy photo shoot is prompting fresh scrutiny of the would-be first lady’s early visits to the United States.” Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps hint/imply/argue/shout that Melania Trump is an illegal immigrant.
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/melania-trump-immigration-donald-226648

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Melania Trump Denies Breaking Immigration Laws  But she still isn’t saying what type of visas she used to come to the U.S. – Elise Foley (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps hint/imply/argue/shout that Melania Trump is an illegal immigrant.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/melania-trump-visa-immigration-law_us_57a35f4be4b04414d1f3c89a

 

CNN
— Stop calling Trump crazy – David M. Perry  (DIERSEN: Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  They are disciples of Saul Alinsky.  If you do not become a Democrat, sooner or later, they will hint/imply/argue/shout that you are mentally ill.)
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/04/opinions/stop-calling-trump-crazy-perry/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: This week, Karen Bass, a Democratic congresswoman from California, launched a Change.org petition calling for Donald Trump to be diagnosed. She supported it by promoting the hashtag #DiagnoseTrump, and the topic took off. Her effort has received ample media coverage and trended nationally on Twitter for a while. And as it did, it became the latest manifestation of a problem I’ve been tracking for months now. With what seems to be increasing frequency, each time Trump does something objectionable, too many of his opponents want to blame mental illness as a way to erode his electoral chances. Yet characterizing Trump as “crazy” relies on the stigma of psychiatric disabilities to make a point. There are many grounds on which to criticize Donald Trump and to argue against his candidacy. But his mental health should not be one of them, because it’s a strategy that appeals to bigotry. Leveraging ableism to achieve electoral goals is no more acceptable than using racism, sexism, anti-gay sentiment, anti-Islamic sentiment, or any other form of prejudice. I don’t want Donald Trump to become president for lots of reasons. He routinely makes racist and sexist comments. He lies. I don’t trust him to make good decisions or to hire good people. The list of detriments goes on and on. Yet characterizing his erratic temperament or understanding of the truth as a product of mental illness, then arguing he’s unfit to lead because of that mental illness, sends a terrible message to the millions of people with diagnosed psychiatric disabilities who are trying to make their way through an ableist world. Don’t just take it from me. Many people with psychiatric disabilities and other diagnoses have been writing about this since Trump’s candidacy became serious, begging abled America to stop stigmatizing mental illness through armchair diagnoses of Donald Trump. Disability rights advocate Kit Mead, for example, recently wrote, “Discussing Trump’s mental health status is getting into the territory where people will use it to say that people with mental health needs can’t be effective candidates for public office if they choose to run.” Kim Sauder makes a similar argument, writing, “If the logic is that by framing Trump as having a mental illness makes him unfit for the presidency then the message is that mental illness is equated with incompetence.” Furthermore, Sauder writes, “Bigotry is not a mental illness.” Finn Gardiner notes that there are many ways to criticize someone with whom you disagree that do not rely on ableist concepts. “Call them wrong. Call them misguided. Call them terrible,” Gardiner writes, “But stop calling them crazy.” Emily Willingham made a similar point at Forbes, writing, “We can use specific terms about his personality (disagreeable) and temperament (toddler-ish) but not make attributions to a clinical disorder.” Avoiding pathologizing Donald Trump doesn’t mean surrendering a useful weapon in the quest to defeat him. Unfortunately, there’s a specific history of using disability as a weapon to attack political opponents at the highest levels in our society. In 1964, the cover of Fact Magazine read, “1,189 Psychiatrists Say Goldwater is Psychologically Unfit to be President!” The story called him paranoid, criticized him for his “infantile fantasies of revenge,” his relationship with his mother, a “dangerous lunatic,” and discussed alleged nervous breakdowns. Goldwater sued Fact and won. The American Psychiatrist Association, or APA, recognizing how dangerous it was to use mental health as a political weapon, issued the “Goldwater Rule,” forbidding psychiatrists from commenting on anyone’s mental state without personally examining them and receiving permission to go public. The APA was worried that people would conceal their mental health needs lest they be publicly shamed. And that’s just what happened in 1972, when Thomas Eagleton was dropped from the vice presidential slot on the Democratic ticket due to revelations that he had sought treatment for depression. A few years later, noted columnist Garry Wills argued that George Wallace was unfit to serve as president because a physical disability (he had been shot) might cover up a mental disability. And no one really knows if Reagan did in fact begin to show signs of Alzheimer’s while in office, as his son has alleged, but I can’t blame his team for concealing it if he did. Ironically, all this stigma about mental health and public office ignores history. One study found that half of all U.S. presidents showed symptoms of mental illness, often while in office, including widely acknowledged leaders like Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon Johnson. Such neuro-diversity is a core feature of humanity, so it’s not surprising that our leaders reflect the broader realities of our mental variations.)

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Perils of Writing Off Mr. Trump.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/05/opinion/the-perils-of-writing-off-mr-trump.html
— Mark Kirk in Electoral Vise as Republican in Illinois Senate Race – DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/06/us/politics/mark-kirk-republican-illinois-senate-race.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps present “Voices From Donald Trump’s Rallies, Uncensored.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/us/politics/donald-trump-supporters.html
— FRONT PAGE: College Students Protest, Alumni’s Fondness Fades and Checks Shrink – ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS  (DIERSEN: What college(s) did you graduate from and in what year(s)?  I graduated from NIU in 1970, Loyola in 1976, DePaul in 1980, and IIT in 1997.  What do those at the college(s) that you graduated from think of you?  Sadly, from what I see, the majority of those a NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and ITT disapprove of me, despise me, if not hate me.  From what I see, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, those at colleges are increasingly 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.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/05/us/college-protests-alumni-donations.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Scott MacConnell cherishes the memory of his years at Amherst College, where he discovered his future métier as a theatrical designer. But protests on campus over cultural and racial sensitivities last year soured his feelings. Now Mr. MacConnell, who graduated in 1960, is expressing his discontent through his wallet. In June, he cut the college out of his will. “As an alumnus of the college, I feel that I have been lied to, patronized and basically dismissed as an old, white bigot who is insensitive to the needs and feelings of the current college community,” Mr. MacConnell, 77, wrote in a letter to the college’s alumni fund in December, when he first warned that he was reducing his support to the college to a token $5. A backlash from alumni is an unexpected aftershock of the campus disruptions of the last academic year. Although fund-raisers are still gauging the extent of the effect on philanthropy, some colleges — particularly small, elite liberal arts institutions — have reported a decline in donations, accompanied by a laundry list of complaints. Alumni from a range of generations say they are baffled by today’s college culture. Among their laments: Students are too wrapped up in racial and identity politics. They are allowed to take too many frivolous courses. They have repudiated the heroes and traditions of the past by judging them by today’s standards rather than in the context of their times. Fraternities are being unfairly maligned, and men are being demonized by sexual assault investigations. And university administrations have been too meek in addressing protesters whose messages have seemed to fly in the face of free speech.)

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “What is really motivating the runaway train of Donald Trump?”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-is-really-motivating-the-runaway-train-of-donald-trump/2016/08/04/1793e35e-5a67-11e6-831d-0324760ca856_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that “Many Trump supporters don’t care about the controversies dominating media coverage.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/08/04/many-trump-supporters-dont-care-about-the-controversies-dominating-media-coverage/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask that to save the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, “Republican senators create distance from Trump, but will it be enough?”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/08/05/saving-the-senate-majority-republican-senators-look-to-create-distance-from-trump/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Wal-Mart Rolls Out a New Worker Scheduling System  Retailer tries to address worker discontent around unpredictable scheduling – SARAH NASSAUER  (DIERSEN: While I worked part-time for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969, my Democrat superiors wanted me to be available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Therefore, they used against me every minute that I was not available because I was in class at UIC or at NIU.  I was always available Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, holidays, and every day that UIC or NIU was not in session.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/wal-mart-rolls-out-a-new-worker-scheduling-system-1470340963

 

THE BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Admits Lying About ‘Secret’ Iran Video.”
http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/08/05/trump-admits-lying-about-secret-iran-video.html

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— Apple’s Diversity Team Says Wage Gaps for Women and Minorities are Closed – Ethan Wolff-Mann (DIERSEN: The federal governments top priority is hiring, retaining, and promoting young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females.  From what I saw while I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, if employees were equal in terms of education, work experience, professional certifications, professional licenses, etc., the federal government a) paid its employees who were minority more than it paid its employees who were White, b) paid its employees who were female more than it paid its employees who were male, c) paid its employees were younger more than it paid its employee who were older, and d) paid its employees who were veterans more than it paid its employees who were not veterans.)
http://time.com/money/4438508/apple-closes-wage-gap-diversity-hiring/

 

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The damage is done: Republicans plotting a Trump “intervention” are way too late. Panic has spread within the Republican Party, but the time to stop the Trump trainwreck was months ago.”
http://www.salon.com/2016/08/05/the-damage-is-done-republicans-plotting-a-trump-intervention-are-way-too-late/

 

MOTHER JONES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Properties Are Taking a Beating. Women Staying Away. Blue States Snubbing Him. Sad!”
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/08/trump-properties-are-taking-beating-women-staying-away-blue-states-snubbing-him-s

 

PROGRESS ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The following are overjoyed that Kirk will not vote for Trump: those who 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.
http://www.progressillinois.com/news/content/2016/08/04/republican-illinois-congressman-says-he-wont-vote-trump

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.