August 7 Morning Edition

— OBITUARY: Vincent Persico
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump loses ground among key voter groups.”
— At N.H. rally, Trump says he doesn’t think Clinton is ‘all there’
— A surefire fix to end political discord in the workplace – Rex Huppke  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Huppke should write an article about political affiliation discrimination in the federal government.)
— Everyone’s getting dumber, and no one seems to care – Bill Mego
— 24 treated after eating drug-laced candy at Ohio concert – AP
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Two dozen concertgoers in northeast Ohio suffered medical symptoms Saturday after they ate candy laced with a drug found in marijuana. No fatalities were reported at the Ohio Dreams sports camp complex in Butler, about 60 miles northeast of Columbus, where the weekend-long EST 2016 rap music festival was being held. The concert was dubbed “The Last Weekend on Earth.” Maj. Joe Masi of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department told the Mansfield News Journal someone began tossing out bags of the colorful candies Saturday at around 11 a.m. The packages contained about 20 pieces each and were marked “prescribed medibles” with a reference to a commercial candy brand, according to photos posted to social media. Masi said each piece had “a very, very high dose of THC,” the chemical that gives marijuana its mind-altering effects. Only one or two candies would get a user high, but some people were eating whole packages, officials said. Lt. Joe Petrycki, commander of the METRICH regional drug task force, said early reports of concertgoers overdosing was too strong a description. He said THC usually gives people a sense of euphoria. “They didn’t lose consciousness,” he said. “They just felt different.” Ambulances loaded with victims started arriving at OhioHealth in nearby Mansfield around 4 p.m., said hospital spokeswoman Nikki Workman. She said 24 people were treated, including with the overdose antidote naloxone. The arrivals had ended by early evening. “I feel like it’s under control at this point,” she said. WEWS-TV reported the person giving out the candies was a man wearing a gray baseball cap with a red visor and a black T-shirt with a marijuana leaf on it. The festival, headlined by Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly, was set to continue through the weekend. About 3,000 people were at the music festival on Saturday.)
— Trump, in series of scathing personal attacks, questions Clinton’s mental health – Jose A. DelReal


— Court: IRS needs to prove it isn’t targeting conservative groups  Court says IRS hasn’t proved end to discriminatory practices – CNN (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents side with IRS against me. IRS never promoted me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims.  IRS would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Herald & Review pushes pot. Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that push pot in America want to destroy America.


— Teen Reach law could save after-school program – Editorial  (DIERSEN: What did you do after-school while you were in high school?  During my junior and seniors years at Crete-Monee High School 1964-1966, I washed dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. I used the money that I earned/saved to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint to commute to classes at UIC from my parents’ home in Crete.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Could Election Hinge On Whether Or Not Trump Can Keep Temper In Check?” So far, my critics/opponents have failed in their efforts to get me to lose my temper.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s Endorsement Blindsides Ryan Haters.”
Saturday, August 06, 2016 10:58 p.m. by Jerry Bader


— Ann Coulter rallies Paul Nehlen supporters – Tom Daykin


— Ann Coulter joins Nehlen rally, hammers away at Ryan – Rex Davenport


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps glorify and praise Kinzinger.  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.


— Why the Washington Post Has No Credibility – Matt Barber


— Olympics: Media, Democrats Blame Trump if Los Angeles Loses 2024 Bid – JOEL B. POLLAK
— Speaker Ryan Failing Leadership Test, General Vallely Endorses Wisconsin’s Paul Nehlen – WARNER TODD HUSTON


— Trump casts doubt on electoral system – Ben Kamisar


— Poll: Young Americans say parties don’t represent them – Lurie Kellman and Emily Swanson  (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.  If young people formed a political party, what would they put in its platform? 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 SHOUT AT YOUNG PEOPLE THAT ALL THEIR PROBLEMS ARE CAUSED BY 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.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Islam.
— Fifty States of Anxiety – Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Feeling worried? These days, much of America is. Over the past eight years, Google search rates for anxiety have more than doubled. They are higher this year than they have been in any year since Google searches were first tracked in 2004. So far, 2016 has been tops for searches for driving anxiety, travel anxiety, separation anxiety, anxiety at work, anxiety at school and anxiety at home. Americans have also become increasingly terrified of the morning. Searches for “anxiety in the morning” have risen threefold over the past decade. But this is nothing compared with the fear of night. Searches for “anxiety at night” have risen ninefold.)


— Are controversies raising doubts among ardent supporters? Not really – Nigel Duara, Joe Mozingo, Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Noah Bierman


— Obama plugs immigration while giving a pep-talk to Olympians – Aaron Short (DIERSEN: When did your ancestors immigrate? Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, if you are a Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that Democrats and RINOs demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Kasich is finding plenty of anti-Trump friends in GOP.” From what I see, anti-Trump “Republicans” work harder against Trump and against Trump’s supporters than they ever worked against any Democrat.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump attempts to put disastrous week behind him as he cozies up to Reince Priebus on his private jet before facing down protesters in Nantucket.”

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.