August 9 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Milton Township Republican Central Committee held an outstanding meeting Wednesday evening, August 9, 2017, at the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall.  Congressman Peter Roskam and Representatives Peter Breen and Jeanne Ives gave outstanding updates on current issues.  Attendees included Bibbiano, Boris, Carlson, Cherry, Cooper, Crain, Dangelo, Elliott, Falbo, Fitzpatrick, Grant, Keller, Krzyzewski, LeVan, Lofgren, McGowen, Menna, Molitor, Rash, Ryan, and Wilson. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— IL school superintendents speak at hearing about school funding – Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/education/il-school-superintendents-speak-at-hearing-about-school-funding-/2289586/

 

NBC5
— Could Override of Education Funding Veto Be Unconstitutional? Lawmakers Say Maybe – Charlie Wojciechowski
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Lawmakers-to-Return-to-Springfield-for-More-Education-Funding-Talk-439460763.html
— Suburban, Downstate School Funding Payment Expected Thursday
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/school-funding-illinois-439310243.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Senate to take up Rauner school-funding veto Sunday – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/272842737-story
— Giant inflatable chicken resembling President Donald Trump placed near White House
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/272874393-story

 

WGN RADIO
— Gubernatorial candidate Ameya Pawar: “Governor Rauner is obsessed with punishing the teachers union and he wants CPS to go bankrupt” – PETER ZIMMERMAN
http://wgnradio.com/2017/08/09/gubernatorial-candidate-ameya-pawar-governor-rauner-is-obsessed-with-punishing-the-teachers-union-and-he-wants-cps-to-go-bankrupt/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Speaker Madigan calls legislators to work — on Governor’s Day – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/speaker-madigan-calls-legislators-to-work-on-governors-day/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin called the scheduling “no coincidence.”  “They just didn’t pick this date out of thin air. They know it’s Republican Day. I think the whole point is to create some type of controversy for the day. And this is old school. It comes out of the old playbook. We’ll deal with it,” Durkin said. Durkin said Republican House legislators typically attend a luncheon on Governor’s Day, with some taking on speaking roles. But he said he’ll be on the House floor. . .Rauner is expected to speak at a Governor’s Day breakfast, as well as attend State Fair events in the afternoon during a rally.)
— Chicago to refinance up to $2.5 billion in debt, save tens of millions – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicago-to-refinance-up-to-2-5-billion-in-debt-save-tens-of-millions/
— Something’s hinky when a candidate for judge has to fork over $40,000 – Aaron Goldstein
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/democratic-party-practice-nothing-but-a-quid-pro-quo/
— Wisconsin senator suggests brain tumor affected McCain’s health care vote – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-ron-johnson-mccain-vote-20170809-story.html
— Chance the Rapper: ‘I have a bigger voice than Donald Trump’ – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-chance-trump-0810-chicago-inc-20170809-story.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lawmakers hear how education-funding impasse will affect schools – Juan Perez Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-state-education-funding-met-0810-20170809-story.html
— Death stalks many Mexico reporters – AP
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20170809/282750586830180
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump makes false claims about America’s nuclear arsenal.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-trump-false-claims-nuclear-arsenal-20170809-story.html
— Commissioners seek to curb Preckwinkle’s legal power after soda tax suit against retailers – John Byrne  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents would love it if they could get Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, United States, etc. to sue me.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-toni-preckwinkle-beverage-tax-20170809-story.html
— Ex-Google engineer says gender memo was out of love for company – Bloomberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/technology/ct-google-engineer-gender-memo-20170809-story.html
— Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh tweets gay slur, lists slurs he’d never use – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-joe-walsh-0810-chicago-inc-20170809-story.html
— Emanuel says city will save millions through new debt structure – Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-debt-restructuring-met-0810-20170809-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Americans want cheap labor.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-immigrants-workers-visas-trump-chapman-perspec-0810-jm-20170809-column.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Suburbs’ share of state income taxes keeps growing – Jake Griffin
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170809/suburbs-share-of-state-income-taxes-keeps-growing
— Comptroller Susana Mendoza continues borrowing push to pay bills – Jake Griffin
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170809/comptroller-susana-mendoza-continues-borrowing-push-to-pay-bills
— How states are handling Trump’s voter information request – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170809/news/308099969/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— From Illinois’ woes to the state of credit: Jamie Dimon lets loose – STEVE DANIELS
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170809/NEWS01/170809841/did-jamie-dimon-just-compare-illinois-to-puerto-rico

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— State Republicans facing ‘big loss’ of experience – Tom Kacich  (DIERSEN: When I lacked experience, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes glorified and praised experience. When I gained experience, they demonize, denigrated, and condemned experience.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-08-09/tom-kacich-state-republicans-facing-big-loss-experience.html

 

CHEROKEE TRIBUNE LEDGER NEWS
— Illinois’ other welcoming communities not worried about Chicago’s Trump suit – Benjamin Yount
http://www.tribuneledgernews.com/extra/news/illinois-other-welcoming-communities-not-worried-about-chicago-s-trump/article_0f628fd6-7a65-5b15-b88b-4ed7fd2cb90e.html

 

STATE OF ILLINOIS
— Public hearing set for Lottery finalist’s private manager proposal Monday, August 14, in Chicago
https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3913874/Public-Hearing-Set-for-Lottery-Finalists-Private.pdf

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— The Illinois Pension Scam: Unconstitutional and Corrupt – John Biver
https://illinoisfamily.org/politics/illinois-pension-scam-unconstitutional-corrupt/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WHEELER FILES BILL TO PROHIBIT GOVERNMENTS FROM RETALIATION LAWSUITS  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents would love it if they could get Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, United States, etc. to sue me.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/08/wheeler-files-bill-to-prohibit-governments-from-retaliation-lawsuits-.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— House schedules session for Governor’s Day
https://capitolfax.com/2017/08/09/house-schedules-session-for-governors-day/
— Rep. Wheeler blames “betrayal” of GOP defectors and Rauner’s predicament
https://capitolfax.com/2017/08/09/rep-wheeler-blames-betrayal-of-gop-defectors-and-rauners-predicament/

 

GOPUSA
— McCain, Flake under fire at home for failing to support Trump  (DIERSEN: Which Republicans in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality are under fire for failing to support Trump?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=28388
— Licenses, ID Cards Sold to Illegal Aliens by Corrupt State Workers Used for Voter Fraud
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=28427
— Trump’s illegal immigration numbers show major changes
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=28429
— An American soldier is more likely to come out of Iraq or Afghanistan alive than a young black man in Kansas City.
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=28301
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The average homicide rate in Kansas City is 21.3 per 100,000 — that is 11 cities higher than Chicago’s 16.2, but still far behind the deadliest city in America: New Orleans, where 48.4 people die for every 100,000 who live there.)

 

DAILY CALLER
— Salvadoran Newspaper Tells Immigrants Which States Aren’t Safe To Live In Illegally – Alex Pfeiffer
http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/09/salvadoran-newspaper-tells-immigrants-which-states-arent-safe-to-live-in-illegally/
— Brandeis University Social Justice Journalism Grant Excludes White Men – Ian Miles Cheong
http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/09/brandeis-university-social-justice-journalism-grant-excludes-white-men/

 

BREITBART
— Frank Gaffney: We Ignored Our Nuclear Arsenal While North Korea Developed Theirs – JOHN HAYWARD
http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2017/08/09/gaffney-ignored-nuclear-arsenal-north-korea-developed/
— Food Stamp Enrollments Down in 46 Out of 50 States – KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/08/food-stamp-enrollments-46-50-states/

 

FOX NEWS INSIDER
— Dem Rep Has Painting of Statue of Liberty in a Hijab Hanging in His Office  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Islam.)
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/08/08/painting-statue-liberty-hijab-hangs-rep-j-luis-correa-office
— Dan Rather Praises White House Leakers: ‘They Did a Public Service’ (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents would praise my Democrat superiors in the federal government. 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.  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.  My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/08/09/dan-rather-praises-trump-white-house-leakers-says-they-did-public-service

 

NEW AMERICAN
— What Will Barack Obama Day in Illinois Celebrate? – Steve Byas
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/26662-what-will-barack-obama-day-in-illinois-celebrate

 

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— BRING DIVERSITY TO GOOGLE BY BREAKING IT UP – Daniel Greenfield
http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/267514/bring-diversity-google-breaking-it-daniel-greenfield

 

AOL NEWS
— You can now fulfill your lifelong dream of sleeping in Donald Trump’s childhood bed for $725 a night – GIANLUCA MEZZOFIORE
https://www.aol.com/article/finance/2017/08/09/you-can-now-fulfill-your-lifelong-dream-of-sleeping-in-donald-tr/23072068/

 

NEWSWEEK
— REMINDER: U.S. NUCLEAR SYSTEM RUNS ON EARLY COMPUTERS AND 8-INCH FLOPPY DISKS – MAX KUTNER
http://www.newsweek.com/trump-nuclear-bombs-north-korea-floppy-disks-648874

 

FORTUNE
— Who Does Donald Trump Follow on Twitter? – Chris Morris
http://fortune.com/2017/08/09/donald-trump-follow-on-twitter/

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.