August 8 Evening Edition

— COVID-19 executive orders: A breakdown of Trump’s actions on $400 weekly unemployment boost, evictions, student loans, payroll taxes – Alex Meier
— Gov. Pritzker to appear in Clay County court over state’s emergency order or face contempt, judge says The governor is facing an arrest warrant unless he shows up in court

— Vote-By-Mail Worries: A ‘Leaky Pipeline’ in Many States Amid the coronavirus pandemic, voting by mail in a contactless and socially distant way seems like a no-brainer – Frank Bajak and Christina A. Cassidy
— Bikers Descend on Sturgis Rally With Few Signs of Pandemic The motorcycle rally is expected to draw up to 250,000 people – Stephen Groves

— Statewide count of confirmed COVID-19 cases surpasses 2,000 for the second day in a row
— Trump signs executive orders for $400-a-week unemployment benefit, deferral of payroll tax and federal student loan payments – AP

— Illinois’ COVID-19 rise continues with second straight 2,000-case day
— “I had to look at my daughters and remind them what it means to do what’s right” It will be fascinating to see what happens with Terra Costa Howard in the coming weeks after she publicly called for Mike Madigan to step down as House speaker. – Rich Miller

— Durbin Blasts Trump For Using Executive Powers To Extend Economic Relief After Congress Failed To Strike Deal – JIM GUDAS

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To push pot on an individual, organization, company, government, or country is to destroy that individual, organization, company, government, or country.

— Leo Terrell: Joe Biden gets pass on ‘diversity’ comment because he’s Democrat ‘If Trump made the same remark, there would be ‘riots in the streets,’ he says – Joshua Nelson
— Trump says Biden is no longer worthy of the Black vote following diversity remark
— ‘Cancel culture’ distorts history to portray US as evil nation that must be transformed The repercussions of this massacre of our nation’s history are real and significant ​ – Cabot Phillips

— De Blasio to New Yorkers Wary of Public Transport over Coronavirus: ‘Do Not Buy a Car’ – NATE CHURCH
— Donald Trump: Democrats Want to Use Coronavirus Aid Bill to Steal the Election – CHARLIE SPIERING

— Why Don’t These Black Lives Matter? – Paul Driessen

— How to Achieve Woke Justice – PHILIP CARL SALZMAN
— Ilhan Omar Won’t Get Prosecuted for Immigration Fraud, Showing Who Really Has the Privilege – ROBERT SPENCER

— Tucker: Left weaponizes pandemic to turn U.S. on its head, transform country until it’s unrecognizable – Samantha Chang

— 7 Companies You Should Boycott If You Truly Despise Donald Trump – Aaron Weaver

— Both parties need to create a pro-aging party platform – PETER KALDES (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who promote age discrimination. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who falsely paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who are present and past leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
— Raise a toast to alcohol reform – MICHAEL LAFAIVE AND JARRETT DIETERLE (DIERSEN: Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are heavy drinkers. The more booze that they drink, the ruder that they get. I should write a book about the rudest heavy-drinking people that I have had to deal with during the last 20 years. I would focus on present and past activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, campaign managers, government employees, etc. in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who falsely paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)

— Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist: Eradicating racism is every elected official’s responsibility – ALI VELSHI (DIERSEN: Eradicating racism is code for getting rid of Whites who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater says “Trump sent agents to quell unrest. But protest is what Portland does best.”

— Losing trust in media, it’s easy to see why – JONAH GOLDBERG

— OUTSTANDING: ‘All lives matter:’ Back the Blue NC gathers in downtown Raleigh to support police – VIRGINIA BRIDGES

— OUTSTANDING: More than 100 ‘back the blue’ at rally in Fort Worth, oppose defunding police – JACK HOWLAND

— OUTSTANDING: ‘Sioux Falls Area Back the Blue Rally’ sees large crowd – Lauren Soulek

— OUTSTANDING: Danbury rallies at police station to ‘Back the Blue’ – Julia Perkins

— OUTSTANDING: Back the Blue: Rally to support Raleigh police draws large crowd in downtown

— Tulsa one of many communities grappling with implications of ‘Black Lives Matter’ street paintings – Kevin Canfield and Stetson Payne

— Portland Mayor Says Rioters Are ‘Prop’ for Trump’s Reelection Campaign – JEFFERY MARTIN
— Former NFL Player, GOP Congressional Candidate Burgess Owens Demands NBA, NFL Players ‘Stand Up, Man Up’ for National Anthem – BENJAMIN FEARNOW

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.