July 1 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Obviously, there is a media blackout (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_blackout) concerning Republican participation in the 2016 Wheaton Independence Day Parade. The news media knows full-well that Mark Kirk; Bruce Rauner and Evelyn Sanguinetti; Mike Connelly and Jeanne Ives; Peter Breen; Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, and Tim Whelan; and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee will be in Wheaton’s Independence Day Parade and that for the 11th consecutive year, DuPage Republicans will help sponsor the parade, and that this year, they will be a $2,500 Gold Celebration Partner for the fireworks and parade.  Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, etc. do not want anyone to know the aforesaid? – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— CLARE WOODS ACADEMY & CUPERTINO HOME IN 2016 WHEATON PARADE –“CELEBRATION” – Mike Gresk
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmhurst/community/chi-ugc-article-clare-woods-academy-cupertino-home-in-2016-2016-06-30-story.html
— Rauner ‘turnaround agenda’ isn’t shelved — just on hiatus until after November election – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-budget-impasse-aftermath-20160630-story.html
— Illinois bonds gain as state moves to temporarily halt impasse – Bloomberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-illinois-afc6a698-3ee2-11e6-9e16-4cf01a41decb-20160630-story.html
— Brits getting taste of what America experienced 240 years ago – Bill Mego
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-mego-column-st-0701-20160630-story.html
— Illinois unemployment agency expanding help for jobseekers – AP  (DIERSEN: Are/were you unemployed?  Constructively, because of my Democrat GAO superiors, I have been unemployed since 1997.  In 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors were paying me $120,427/year in today’s dollars (GS-13 Step 10). By their actions, my Democrat GAO superiors made it extremely clear that they did not want me to get a job that was appropriate for someone with my education, work experience, professional certifications, and professional license or that paid anything close to $120,427 in today’s dollars. Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois side with my Democrat GAO superiors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-il–illinois-unemployment-services-20160630-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner signs bill extending medical marijuana program – AP  (DIERSEN: Pot pushers are overjoyed. How soon will the following be stoners: a) you, b) your spouse, c) your children, d) your grandchildren, e) your parents, f) your grandparents, g) your brothers and sisters, h) everyone else?  If you smoke pot, sooner or later, it will kill you or make you a ward of the state.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-extends-medical-marijuana-program/
— Rauner, legislators wise to slow down on the victory laps – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/brown-rauner-legislators-wise-slow-down-on-victory-laps/
— Now let’s see teachers union share in the pain – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs want the following to share the pain: 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.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-now-lets-see-teachers-union-share-in-the-pain/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Suburban lawmakers’ take on stopgap budget deal – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160630/news/160639882/
— Attention turns to court in Illinois remap ballot question – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160630/news/306309822/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160701/discuss/160709968/
— Lawmakers made encouraging budget progress, but we need and expect more – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160701/discuss/160709944/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Rauner signs Illinois budget, but more work to do – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160630/BLOGS02/160639989/big-illinois-state-budget-deal-moving-in-springfield

 

ABC7
— GOVERNOR SIGNS STOPGAP BUDGET FOR ILLINOIS – Sarah Schulte and Laura Podesta
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/governor-signs-stopgap-budget-for-illinois/1407940/

 

WTTW
— Race to be VP Pick Heats Up As Conventions Approach – Paul Caine  (GUESTS: Doug Ibendahl, Rebecca Sive, Andre Vasquez, and Pat Brady)
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/06/30/race-be-vp-pick-heats-conventions-approach
http://video.wttw.com/video/2365794319/

 

DNA INFO
— ‘An Orlando Every Month’: Shootings Up 50 Percent In Chicago – Kelly Bauer
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160630/downtown/orlando-every-month-shootings-up-50-percent-chicago

 

ROBERT FEDER
— Reed, Herguth quit in BGA shakeup
http://www.robertfeder.com/2016/06/29/reed-herguth-out-in-bga-shakeup/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Lawmakers approve stopgap spending deal, Rauner signs it – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160630/lawmakers-approve-stopgap-spending-deal-rauner-signs-it
— Stopgap was necessary, but not cause for celebration – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20160630/our-view-stopgap-was-necessary-but-not-cause-for-celebration

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Workers to strike at Trump Taj Mahal casino  Despite the name, Trump no longer owns or runs the casino – Jethro Mullen and Chris Isidore
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/workers-to-strike-at-trump-taj-mahal-casino

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— A pro-gun control protest at North American Firearms in Lombard Thursday drew advocates from both sides of the issue: 5 photos
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/06/30/a-pro-gun-control-protest-at-north-american-firearms-in-lombard-thursday-drew-advocates-from-both-sides-of-the-issue-5-photos/dclh42h/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOISANS REVOLT AGAINST NATION’S HIGHEST PROPERTY TAXES – Austin Berg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinoisans-revolt-against-nations-highest-property-taxes/

 

ILINOIS REVIEW
— CHICAGO VIOLENCE REACHES NEW DEPTHS IN JUNE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/chicago-violence-reaches-new-low-in-june-.html
— THORNER: CONSTITUTIONAL SOUND BITES: QUICK AND EASY AMERICAN HISTORY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/06/thorner-constitutional-sound-bites-quick-and-easy-american-history.html

 

GOPUSA
— Cleveland relaxes rules on protest marches at GOP convention after ACLU lawsuit
http://www.gopusa.com/cleveland-relaxes-rules-on-protest-marches-at-gop-convention-after-aclu-lawsuit/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Justice Clarence Thomas often stands alone as opinions set course for future – Bradford Richardson
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/30/clarence-thomas-often-stands-alone-as-opinions-set/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— RASMUSSEN: TRUMP LEADS CLINTON BY 4 POINTS
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2016/06/30/rasmussen-trump-leads-clinton-by-4-points/

 

BREITBART
— Like Father, Like Son: Mitt Romney Shivs Donald Trump Like his Dad Knifed Barry Goldwater – NEIL W. MCCABE
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/06/30/atlantic-like-father-like-son-mitt-knifes-donald-george-knifed-barry/

 

WEEKLY STANDARD
— Meet the RNC Member Trying to Stop the Effort to Stop Trump –  JENNA LIFHITS  (DIERSEN: Who wants to stop you?  The following want to stop me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who 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.)
http://www.weeklystandard.com/meet-the-rnc-member-trying-to-stop-the-effort-to-stop-trump/article/2003103

 

THE HILL
— Schock and awe: a Democrat, in defense of Aaron Schock – Jeremy Berry
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/judicial/286197-schock-and-awe-a-democrat-in-defense-of-aaron-schock

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE: Chris Christie Becomes Powerful Figure in Donald Trump Campaign – ALEXANDER BURNS and MAGGIE HABERMAN
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/us/politics/chris-christie-donald-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump and his supporters.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/opinion/is-the-trump-campaign-just-a-giant-safe-space-for-the-right.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) promote LGBTQ activity and b) make it clear that they will get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/opinion/transgender-troops-protected-at-last.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at everyone that Republicans are racists and that they have caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems that minorities have.  How soon, if not already, will Democrats officially call for minorities to get rid of Republicans once and for all?
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/30/opinion/the-state-of-race-in-america.html
— Why Guest Workers Are Easily Exploited – Editorial
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/opinion/why-guest-workers-are-easily-exploited.html
— A ‘No Buy’ List for Guns Is a Bad Idea – JEFFREY KAHN
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/opinion/a-no-buy-list-for-guns-is-a-bad-idea.html
— The Changing Face of Urban Power – Thomas B. Edsall  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, the following have more power: those who 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.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/30/opinion/campaign-stops/the-changing-face-of-urban-power.html
— The Coming Political Realignment  How Trump is smashing everything. – David Brooks
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/opinion/the-coming-political-realignment.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— $3.1 billion – at least — lost in bogus tax refunds to ID thieves in 2014 – Joe Davidson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/07/01/3-1-billion-lost-to-id-theft-tax-fraudsters-in-2014-at-least/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Even during this era of cyber-insecurity, here’s a chilling figure: 3.1 billion. That’s the number of dollars the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) paid in bogus tax refunds in 2014 because of identity theft refund fraud, according to the Government Accountability Office. The IRS has a Taxpayer Protection Program (TPP) that sounds like it should provide security. It does, but not enough to prevent IRS from paying $30 million to identity theft fraudsters in 2014, based on the 1.6 million screened by the program.  That’s just one of the ways Uncle Sam fights identity theft fraud. About 7,200 of them were bogus. In total, IRS processed more than 150 million individual tax returns in 2015. Overall, the GAO report indicates the IRS does a decent job of detecting and stopping ID fraud, which is a big business. Crooks attempted to get $25.6 billion from bogus refunds in 2014. The IRS beat them most of the time, stopping or recovering the theft of $22.5 billion, 88 percent of the attempted pillage. But in the remaining cases, crooks got the $3.1 billion. That could be a low-ball estimate, however. GAO says the IRS might have been beaten an unknown number of times for an undetermined amount of money by undetected cheating.)
— What the 1880s tell us about why the rich are moving to cities today – Emily Badger  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, big cities are more and more and more crime-plagued, 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.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/06/29/what-the-1880s-tell-us-about-why-the-rich-are-moving-to-cities-today/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Disunited State of America  As nations grow richer, birth rates fall and immigrant labor rises—robbing workers of a sense of security and sowing cultural conflict. – GEORGE MELLOAN  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who were born with a silver spoon in their mouth and who have always been privileged in your precinct, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America who never sought jobs like I had doing yard work, delivering newspapers, washing dishes, cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, pumping gasoline, delivering mail, working on an automobile assemble line, working as a security guard, selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances, collecting delinquent taxes, and auditing federal agencies BECAUSE THOSE JOBS WERE BENEATH THEM?)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-disunited-state-of-america-1467327827

 

USA TODAY
— Survey: Americans’ support of 1st Amendment strong – Roger Yu  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want to abolish the 1st Amendment.  They want the power to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS together and sending them out, and if not that, to dictate which articles I link to in the emails, what upcoming events I list in the emails, and what my comments, if any, are in the emails.  Because I refuse to serve as one of their operatives or as one of their dupes, the focus on getting rid of me.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/06/30/survey-americans-support-1st-amendment-strong/86564972/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: USA TODAY poll: Americans see Brexit anger as widespread – Susan Page and Fernanda Crescente
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/06/30/poll-americans-brexit-anger-widespread/86546786/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Brexit earthquake isn’t just British. Americans by an overwhelming 4-1 margin agree that the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union was a sign of anger and dissatisfaction that can be seen in other countries, including the United States, according to a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll. Just 16% call it an isolated referendum. “I think it is an indication of a broader feeling among people around the world, where they are feeling more and more helpless about controlling things in their own countries,” says Sandra Lueder, 68, of Cheshire, Conn., who plans to vote for Republican Donald Trump. She was among those surveyed. “I do happen to believe the refugee crisis and immigration were important components of things that people were unhappy about.”)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial with a big color picture unethically made to look like a news article, Democrats glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries and demonize, denigrate, and condemn citizens of America.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/06/30/poll-americans-citizenship-test/86559188/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In an editorial with a big color picture unethically made to look like a news article, Democrats glorify and praise naturalized citizens of America and demonize, denigrate, and condemn natural-born citizens of America.
http://college.usatoday.com/2016/06/30/voices-naturalized-and-energized-to-vote/
— At Google, women and minorities still lag – Jessica Guynn  (DIERSEN: If Google really wants to achieve diversity, it should hire Charles Bowsher.  During the 1980s and 1990s, Bowsher had great success in getting rid of GAO’s employees who were White, male, older, and/or non-veteran like me.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/06/30/google-diversity-numbers-2016/86562004/
— Japan’s Toyota has the most made-in-the USA car: Camry – Chris Woodyard
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2016/06/29/survey-top-made–usa-cars-toyota-honda/86510052/

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— The Politics of Intimidation  Donald Trump is trying to discredit the media to get what he wants. – Kenneth T. Walsh  (DIERSEN: Who tries to intimidate you?  Who tries to discredit you?  I should write a book about those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who focus on intimidating me and discrediting me. Their operatives and their dupes talk and act like they have been promised lots of money, a new home, a new car, a sweetheart job, a sweetheart contract, favorable legislation, and/or lots more if they get me to stop putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out. They talk and act like they are in bed with the Daily Herald and other Democrat newspapers.)
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-07-01/donald-trumps-campaign-against-the-media
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Donald Trump is lashing out at the media again, trying to discredit his journalistic antagonists and undermine their attacks on his credibility. He is also expanding his communication team by hiring two veteran media strategists. Jason Miller will be his senior communications adviser and Michael Abboud will take charge of rapid response and “daily messaging.” These staff changes don’t signal a change in Trump’s bash-the-media approach but instead likely represent an effort to improve his spin and bypass or outmaneuver the mainstream media in more effective ways. This is more than a media issue. It’s actually reflective of a larger reality about Trump – his belief in the politics of intimidation. He has used intimidation throughout his career as a real-estate developer and dealmaker, attempting to bully and bulldoze his opposition in order to get his way. His attempts to elbow the media are part of that pattern. Trump and his aides recently banned reporters from Politico and the Guardian from his press conference and tour of a golf resort he owns in Scotland. Trump representatives said that these news organizations are biased against the Republican presidential candidate. But he has done this before. Among the organizations that he has blacklisted in the past – by refusing them admittance to Trump events – have been Buzzfeed, the Des Moines Register, The Washington Post and Univision. A recent poll by CNN/ORC found that nearly three-quarters of Americans disapprove of Trump’s refusal to grant press credentials to news outlets he says are unfair. Seventy-one percent of voters including 53 percent of Republicans, 70 percent of independents and 87 percent of Democrats describe Trump’s decision to deny credentials as “inappropriate.”)

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.