August 9 Morning Edition

— The Milton Township Republican Central Committee held an outstanding meeting Wednesday evening, August 8, 2018, at the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall. The many speakers included Peter Roskam, Mike Connelly, Amy Grant, and Jay Kinzler. Meeting attendees included Almiron, Barbier, Bucholz, Carlson, Caruso, Cherry, Cooper, Crane, Dangelo, Demos, Eckhoff, Falbo, Fitch, Fitzpatrick, Henry, Hinds, Holder, Keller, Kmiecik, LeVan, Lewis, Lofgren, McGowen, Menna, Monino, Muehlfelt, B. Murphy, Nathwani, Pacilli, Rash, Ryan, Shaw, Tatro, Thomas, Walsh, Whelan, Wilson, and C. & J. Zaruba. Those at the meeting who helped sponsor Wheaton’s 2018 Independence Day parade were Peter Roskam, Amy Grant, Henry, Hinds, Keller, Monino, Whelan, and Wilson. – Dave Diersen


— Roskam releases new ad
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam released an ad Wednesday questioning his 6th Congressional District Democratic opponent Sean Casten’s business background. Among other things, a narrator in the 30-second ad says Casten “brags about his business credentials” but “inherited millions and worked for his family’s business.” The ad also references a 2015 business-related lawsuit filed in Delaware that Casten was involved in. The ad says that if he’s elected Casten would “make things worse.” Casten’s campaign released a statement saying the lawsuit referenced in the ad was related to “an attempted hostile takeover” that was “amicably resolved.” Casten’s campaign manager Greg Bales said Roskam “wants to muddy up Sean’s record as a successful green-energy entrepreneur because it contrasts so sharply with his own record of rubber-stamp partisanship.” Roskam, of Wheaton, is a veteran of state and national politics seeking a sixth term in Congress. Casten is a clean-energy entrepreneur from Downers Grove and political newcomer who emerged from a crowded Democratic primary field in March.)
— Illinois Republicans disown GOP congressional candidate over conspiracy theories – Rick Pearson
— Dolton mayor presses charges against trustee for allegedly stealing election petitions – Zak Koeske
— Chicago and railroad police use of ‘bait truck,’ caught on viral video, is criticized by alderman, ACLU – Jeremy Gorner
— Why politics has become so acrimonious – Jim Oberweis
— Nearly 33,000 juveniles arrested over last two decades labeled as gang members by Chicago police – Annie Sweeney and Paige Fry


— 4 killed, 7 wounded in Wednesday shootings
— Don’t ignore role drug trafficking plays in fueling Chicago street violence – Mary Mitchell
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s trade war comes rolling down over Illinois.”
— The glass ceiling holds for women in corporate America – Editorial (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors would argue that there is no ceiling for women or for minorities at GAO. My Democrat GAO superiors would stress that they get rid of their employees who are male and/or White who they do not promote to GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)


— FRONT PAGE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps want Rauner to sign the Immigration Safe Zones Act which “would require the Illinois attorney general to develop policies to limit the power of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to make arrests at courthouses, hospitals, libraries and schools.”
— Protesters swarm pro-Trump organization’s leaders at a restaurant – Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens are outspoken leaders of the pro-Trump organization Turning Point USA. Kirk, the founder, has been called a conservative provocateur with the ear of the president. Owens, the spokeswoman, has received tweet-based praise from Kanye West — and together Kirk, who is a Wheeling High School alumnus, and Owens say they are “culture warriors” trying “to save Western Civilization” from liberals. But on Monday morning, they were hungry diners who showed up at Philadelphia’s Green Eggs Cafe in Midtown before it opened and managed to nab a window seat.)
— Casten hits trail discussing issues like health care, labor policy, climate change – Marie Wilson


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump pick’s tight Ohio race signals pain ahead for GOP—in Illinois and beyond The voting patterns in some Republican-held districts—including those of Peter Roskam of Illinois.”


— Sangamon County Democrats get ‘blue wave’ funds – Bernard Schoenburg
— LaHood foe loses OK for event inside Menard courthouse – Phil Luciano
— Human trafficking ‘happens here locally,’ Rep. LaHood says – Bernard Schoenburg


— First weeks of semester critical in combating sexual misconduct – Julie Wurth


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Ben Carson declared mission accomplished in East St. Louis — where public housing is still a disaster.”


— Lawmakers aim to put gun control question on November ballot


— Wheaton City Council members announce runs for mayor – ERIC SCHELKOPF


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote hatred of Trump and his supporters.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps shout at women and at everyone else that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.


— Skillicorn offers constituents free gun safety training class – Kasey Schefflin-Emrich


— Algonquin Township – The Circus Tent is getting bigger – KIRK ALLEN


— Ivanka Trump hears about workforce development in Illinois – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)


— Help for Journalists Interviewing “Progressive” Candidates – Laurie Higgins


— Three Great Pro-Gun Resolutions for Your Town Council To Copy – Tred Law


— More than 700,000 foreigners overstayed visas last year
— ICE employee ousted for using job to campaign for Hillary Clinton


— TX-Sen: Ted Cruz asks President Trump to campaign for him as polls narrow in Texas race – Jana Pruet
— Chicago residents angrily confront cops for ‘baiting’ kids to steal with truck full of shoes – Aaron Colen


— Nancy Pelosi: Voting for Democrats Gives ‘Leverage’ to Illegal Aliens – Robert Kraychik
— July Arrests of Migrant Families at Border Up 173 Percent over 2017 – Bob Price
— U.S. Cities with Massive Foreign Populations Went Strongest for Hillary Clinton in 2016 – John Binder (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants overwhelmingly vote for Democrats. Democrats shout at immigrants and at everyone else that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. Democrats count on immigrants to help them get rid of Republicans once and for all.)


— TWITTER PLANS ‘HATE SPEECH’ CRACKDOWN AFTER BACKLASH FROM UPSET EMPLOYEES – Peter Hasson (DIERSEN: What percent of Twitter employees are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)


— Congressional Republicans are giving voters NO reason to turn out – Daniel Horowitz


— Meet America’s Elite Farm Subsidy Club – Adam Andrzejewski


— Anti-Semitism Soars on U.S. College Campuses Anti-Israel activists fostering hatred of Jewish students – Adam Kredo
— Gun-Rights Activists Who Posted Gun Files Say Facebook, Amazon Have Censored Their Site apparently banned from Facebook and Amazon’s web hosting service – Stephen Gutowski


— The ‘Blue Wave’ May Be Receding Tuesday’s elections show that the GOP has a fighting chance to keep the House. – Karl Rove
— The ‘Red Wave’ Illusion Evidence builds of major GOP losses in November. – Editorial
— Chicago’s Violence and Its Leadership Deficit Residents don’t trust the police, whose morale is poor. And Mayor Rahm Emanuel has no plan. – Gary MacDougal
Months of U.S. Strikes Have Failed to Curtail Taliban Opium Trade
— The effort to put pressure on the insurgency in Afghanistan hasn’t crippled a major source of the group’s revenue Poppy production hit record highs last year in Afghanistan, where they are the country’s largest cash crop. – Dion Nissenbaum


— Ford Mustang hits exclusive 10-million mark, sports car record – Phoebe Wall Howard


— Age Discrimination In The Workplace – Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd


— Age Discrimination by Employers Is Common, AARP Survey Says Here’s who has seen or experienced it and how it happens – Peter Gosselin


INDY 100
— The most common ancestries in every U.S. state – Andy Kiersz, Myelle Lansat (DIERSEN: What percent of the elected officials in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county are German-American?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois: Most common self-reported ancestry: German Second most-common ancestry: African-American Third most-common ancestry: Mexican)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Chicago has no shortage of values.” The Democrats who run Chicago promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things.


— Women’s March Chicago Returns to Grant Park Oct. 13

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.