August 7 Evening Edition

ABC7
— POLL: HILLARY CLINTON WIDENS LEAD OVER DONALD TRUMP IN PRESIDENTIAL RACE – Laura Podesta
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/poll-clinton-widens-lead-over-trump/1460205/
— OBAMA FAMILY KICKS OFF SUMMER VACATION ON MARTHA’S VINEYARD  (DIERSEN: How much time and money do you spend on vacations?  Ever since my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to retire in 1997, the Diersens have spend very little time and money on vacations.)
http://abc7chicago.com/society/obama-family-kicks-off-summer-vacation-on-marthas-vineyard/1460615/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The first family has begun their annual summer vacation on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.  President Barack Obama teed off Sunday morning at Farm Neck Golf Club, as part of a foursome that included LA Clippers star Chris Paul. The White House did not divulge who won. The Obamas are on the island for the next two weeks. First daughter Sasha Obama, 15, was spotted working at a seafood restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard, according to the Boston Herald. On Friday, a 55th birthday celebration was held for Obama at the White House. The star-studded event included Magic Johnson, Ellen DeGeneres and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, ex-Obama chief of staff. No cameras allowed inside, but the party reportedly lasted until 3 a.m. Saturday.)
— SASHA OBAMA HAS SUMMER JOB AT SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
http://abc7chicago.com/news/sasha-obama-has-summer-job-at-seafood-restaurant/1459022/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: First Daughter Sasha Obama, 15, is working at a seafood restaurant at Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. According to the Boston Herald, Sasha is using her full name, Natasha, and she’s being accompanied by six Secret Service agents every day. A coworker told the Herald they were wondering why several people were helping the girl out, but then eventually figured out who she was. The White House has not commented on the report of Sasha’s job.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “POLL: HILLARY CLINTON WIDENS LEAD OVER DONALD TRUMP IN PRESIDENTIAL RACE.”
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/poll-clinton-widens-lead-over-trump/1460205/

 

CBS2
— More Than 1,000 Recreate MLK’s March In Chicago, 50 Years Later – Mike Krauser  (DIERSEN: What did you do during the summer of 1966?  To earn money to pay for college expenses at UIC, first, I cleaned golf shoes at the Flossmoor Country Club, then I chipped slag for Thrall Car in Chicago Heights, and then I pumped gasoline for John’s Sinclair in South Chicago Heights.)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/08/06/chicago-priest-recalls-citys-hostility-to-mlk-50-years-ago-i-never-saw-that-kind-of-hate/
— State Fair Admission Up 40 Percent, Champion ’85 Bears Featured – AP
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/08/07/illinois-state-fair-admission-1985-chicago-bears/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— 5 killed, 36 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/crime/185930513-story

 

WGN RADIO
— The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 8/7/16 – JASMINE COOPER
http://wgnradio.com/2016/08/07/the-sunday-spin-politics-with-rick-pearson-full-show-8716/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump “Republican officials say Trump could lose to Clinton in key battleground states.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-clinton-battleground-states-20160807-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Poll finds Clinton has widened lead ahead of Trump to 8 points.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-clinton-trump-polls-20160807-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote “top Nazi leader” Rocky Suhayda.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-nazi-leader-trump-real-opportunity-for-white-nationalists-20160807-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot promoters promote Gary Johnson.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-gary-johnson-libertarian-debate-edit-20160805-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To harm Trump, anti-Trumps promote Purple Heart recipients.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-purple-heart-veterans-met-20160808-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Whites demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites.  Anti-men demonize, denigrate, and condemn men.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/laura-washington-race-gender-and-hope/
— Meet the Chicago exec Stephen Calk banking on Trump, flaws and all – Shia Kapos
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/kapos-meet-the-chicago-exec-banking-on-trump-flaws-and-all/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Six things successful families have in common – Ken Potts
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160807/entlife/160809530/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans say “GOP tries to move beyond week from hell.”
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/gop-tries-to-move-beyond-week-from-hell

 

CEDAR RAPIDS GAZETTE
— The problem with decriminalizing marijuana – Joseph Lemon
http://www.thegazette.com/subject/opinion/guest-columnists/the-problem-with-decriminalizing-marijuana-20160807
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Last week, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law reductions in the criminal penalties for minor marijuana possession. Previously, those convicted of marijuana possession faced possible jail time; now, just a citation and a fine. This reminds us of an age-old admonition: “Just because you can do something, it doesn’t mean you necessarily should.”  Critics of this more liberal (or libertarian, depending upon your political persuasion) policy toward marijuana have reason to worry. As reported by the New England Journal of Medicine, there is an inverse correlation between the perceived risk of marijuana and the incidence of people’s use of it. Simply put, the less risky people view marijuana, the more likely they are to use — and abuse — it. For some, decriminalization may be perceived as a tacit governmental endorsement of certain activities — including smoking pot. This moral dilemma is heightened when the government stands to profit from the behavior in question. Like sales taxes generated from marijuana sales in Colorado and Washington, for example. Since those states have legalized recreational marijuana use, the perception of its risk has lessened, and the amount of its use has increased proportionately. So, too, have vehicular fatalities related to marijuana use. According to research conducted by AAA, marijuana-related traffic deaths in Washington state have doubled since pot was legalized there. There are other reasons for concern. To begin, marijuana growers have continually bred marijuana to increase its potency. Today, the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”) – i.e., the psychoactive component — has increased by 22 times compared with marijuana strains that were available in the 1960s. Although often considered to be benign, the New England Journal of Medicine has identified serious negative impacts of marijuana use on brain functioning. These include reduced neural connectivity and damage to areas of the brain such as the frontal cortex, parietal lobe, and temporal lobe. In turn, that damage results in a broad range of neural dysfunction: everything from problem-solving to the understanding and expression of emotions become impaired. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that marijuana use is highly correlated to underperformance at both school and work. Marijuana users experience higher dropout rates and lower academic achievement. On the job, they are responsible for a disproportionate number of workers’ compensation claims, along with absenteeism and lost productivity. Marijuana advocates often argue that it is not addictive. Research indicates otherwise. As reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, about 9 percent of people who experiment with marijuana will become addicted to it. In our American culture, we laugh when Hollywood lampoons potheads in movies such as “Pineapple Express” and “Dude, Where’s My Car?” But, at The Abbey Addiction Treatment Center in Bettendorf, we see the faces of marijuana addicts first hand. And it’s not funny. We see people who struggle with simple tasks at school and work. People incapable of perceiving or expressing emotion. People who suffer from higher incidence of mental health diagnoses, such as schizophrenia, paranoia, and anxiety. While we have great success in helping our patients to recover from their addictions, we can’t help but remind the public that the best way to mitigate certain public health risks is to avoid the factors that cause them in the first place. Put another way, just because you can use marijuana, it doesn’t mean you necessarily should.)

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Bloomington Pantagraph promotes pot.  If you promote pot, you want to destroy America.
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-program-extension-good-medicine-for-medical-marijuana/article_855a9f38-4ce2-53fc-8922-8bded2fd4756.html

 

THE SOUTHERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Southern promotes pot.  If you promote pot, you want to destroy America.
http://thesouthern.com/news/opinion/editorial/guest/quad-city-times-illinois-approach-to-pot-correct/article_6757b5b3-6eb7-5da0-8cc1-d8ca9c126135.html

 

ROCK ISLAND TODAY
— Rauner urges 10-year term limits for General Assembly members
http://rockislandtoday.com/stories/510987764-rauner-urges-10-year-term-limits-for-general-assembly-members

 

NEWS GAZETTE
— Tight schedule requires quick ruling on amendment – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2016-08-07/jim-dey-tight-schedule-requires-quick-ruling-amendment.html

 

WHEATON PATCH
— Thieves Entering Homes in DuPage County to Nab Car Keys, Steal Vehicles: Police  DuPage County has seen an increase in motor vehicle thefts by thieves who are also stealing unlocked vehicles with keys left inside. – Amie Schaenzer
http://patch.com/illinois/stcharles-il/thieves-entering-homes-dupage-county-nab-car-keys-steal-vehicles-police

 

CHICAGO NOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-board-tirade/2016/08/hillary-clinton/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “99 percent of black voters back Clinton over ‘racially intolerant’ Trump.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/7/hillary-clinton-dominates-donald-trump-99-percent-/

 

FOX NEWS
— Kasich hints at Trump endorsement, says Ohio victory ‘really difficult’
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/08/07/kasich-hints-at-trump-endorsement-says-ohio-victory-really-difficult.html

 

BREITBART
— 5 Reasons Barack Obama Was — and Remains — Unfit for the Presidency – JOEL B. POLLAK
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/07/barack-obama-remains-unfit-presidency/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— If Obama cancels the presidential election, who will stop him? – Lloyd Marcus
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/08/if_obama_cancels_the_presidential_election_who_will_stop_him_.html

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Democratic PACs deploy another Gold Star mom against Trump – JACQUELINE KLIMAS
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/democratic-pacs-deploy-another-gold-star-mom-against-trump/article/2598809

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Giuliani vs. Raddatz: “You Don’t Treat Us The Same Way As Democrats”; Bill, Hillary and Obama Get “Benefit Of The Doubt” – Ian Schwartz
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/08/07/giuliani_vs_raddatz_you_dont_treat_us_the_same_way_as_democrats_bill_hillary_and_obama_get_benefit_of_the_doubt.html

 

THE HILL
— Trump: Ex-CIA director a ‘lightweight’ – Cyra Master
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/290697-trump-ex-cia-director-a-lightweight
— Trump: Baltimore mayor ‘a joke’ – Rebecca Savransky
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/290678-trump-baltimore-mayor-a-joke
— Psychiatric organization warns members: don’t analyze Trump – Jessie Hellmann
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/290690-psychological-organization-to-members-dont-analyze-donald

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Republican Party Must Fully Repudiate Trump To Have Any Credibility.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-d-rosenstein/republican-party-must-ful_b_11374122.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Lintinos say “Donald Trump Is Provoking The Latino Community” and ask “Will It Answer In November?  Anti-Trump Latinos say “We need to show everyone in this country that once and for all, this is not how we’re going to be treated.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-latinos-clinton_us_57a60533e4b03ba680128744

 

ABC
— Fundraiser aims to ‘send Donald Trump to war’ to earn his own Purple Heart
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-08/fundraiser-aims-to-send-donald-trump-to-war-to-earn-purple-heart/7699200

 

CBS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote “Babygate.”
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/donald-trump-and-babygate/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Does Donald Trump pass the commander-in-chief test?”
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/does-donald-trump-pass-the-commander-in-chief-test/

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti Trumps say “No Doubt” that Putin Views Trump as “Unwitting Agent.”
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/ex-cia-director-no-doubt-putin-views-trump-unwitting-agent-n624786

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans and anti-Trumps say “Paul Ryan is confident about keeping his seat, more cautious about the House.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/paul-ryan-is-confident-about-keeping-his-seat-more-cautious-about-the-house/2016/08/07/13ecfa02-5cdc-11e6-af8e-54aa2e849447_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The new Post-ABC poll shows just how badly Donald Trump blew his convention.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/07/the-new-postabc-poll-shows-just-how-badly-donald-trump-blew-his-convention/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Poll finds Clinton has widened lead ahead of Trump to 8 points.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/poll-after-conventions-clinton-leads-trump-by-8-points/2016/08/06/517999c0-5b33-11e6-9aee-8075993d73a2_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump’s absolutely horrendous week in Washington.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/07/donald-trumps-absolutely-horrendous-week-in-washington/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Leading anti-Trumps glorify and praise Kinzinger as being a leading anti-Trump.  Anti-Trumps 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.  Birds of a feather flock together.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/08/07/distinguished-pol-of-the-week-135/

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Kasich “warns it will be ‘really, really difficult’ for Trump to win Ohio.”
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/kasich-warns-difficult-trump-win-ohio-article-1.2741739
— Giuliani, Gingrich jump to Trump’s defense after new polls show Clinton taking major lead – Adam Edelman (DIERSEN: Who jumps to your defense when your critics/opponents attack you?)
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/giuliani-gingrich-jump-trump-defense-rough-week-article-1.2741799
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Hillary Clinton crushes Donald Trump in another national poll as Khan controversy disgusts voters.”
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/khan-controversy-hits-trump-new-poll-clinton-pulls-article-1.2741813

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump Tries a Campaign Reboot.”
http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-tries-a-campaign-reboot-1470610338

 

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Derailing the Trump train.”
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/wolff/2016/08/07/wolff-derailing-trump-train/88289836/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Challenges for Trump in emerging electoral map.”
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/08/07/challenges-trump-emerging-electoral-map/88365518/

 

LEDGER INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump George F. Will says “Trump’s shallowness runs deep.”
http://www.maysville-online.com/news/opinion/columnists/trump-s-shallowness-runs-deep/article_215e8e63-51d8-580a-8244-36840f918808.html

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump could lose key states.”
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2016/08/07/republican-officials-say-trump-could-lose-key-states/quv5zyBpe48f0MmKwyU4sN/story.html

 

FOX BOSTON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump could derail plans to keep House majority.”
http://www.fox25boston.com/news/paul-ryan-warns-trump-could-derail-plans-to-keep-house-majority-report-says/418755710

 

SIOUX CITY JOURNAL
— Stagnant, declining wages contribute to crisis of confidence – Steve Warnstadt
http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/opinion/columnists/the-regulars-stagnant-declining-wages-contribute-to-crisis-of-confidence/article_94b9e99f-10e5-5034-9331-459636e15c96.html

 

DAILY BEAST
— The Unsexy Truth About Millennials: They’re Poor – Samantha Allen  (DIERSEN: To turn millennials against me, my critics/opponents would stress to them that in today’s dollars, I earned $15/hour when was 18, $43,915/year when I was 22, $53,717/year when I was 23,  $64,992/year when I was 24, $77,899 when I was 25, and $92,632/year when I was 38.)
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/08/05/the-unsexy-truth-about-millennials-they-re-poor.html

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Donald Trump Is Questioning Hillary Clinton’s Mental Health in New Line of Attack – Chas Danner
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/trump-questions-clintons-mental-health.html

 

FED SMITH
— The 80% Rule: How to Achieve Your Desired Retirement Lifestyle – John Grobe  (DIERSEN: My $50,720 Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 42% of the $120,427 that GAO paid me in today’s dollars in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/08/07/the-80-rule-how-to-achieve-your-desired-retirement-lifestyle/

 

THE GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote “top Nazi leader” Rocky Suhayda.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/07/american-nazi-party-leader-trump-opportunity

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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