July 21 Morning Edition

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Teen Delegate Carl Miller To Get Special RNC Birthday Gift – AMANDA VINICKY
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/teen-delegate-get-special-rnc-birthday-gift
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A high-school senior from Downers Grove already has a notable life experience to brag about when he starts applying to college: the 17-year-old is part of Illinois’ delegation to the Republican National Convention. Three generations of his family are in Cleveland for the RNC. Carl Miller is a senior at Timothy Christian, a private school in suburban Lemont. He’s into meteorology love the weather; I like to storm chase,” Carl says. According to his grandpa, who can’t help but brag, Carl is also on the academic scholastic team, got a high-scoring 34 on the ACT college entrance exam, and he’s number one in his class. Also, he’s a political junkie; or maybe “2016 presidential candidate groupie” is the better term for it. “We’ve traveled all over the Midwest to meet all the candidates,” says his grandfather, Arthur Siml. He’s exaggerating, slightly. To clarify: grandfather and grandson traveled all over the Midwest to meet all of the Republican candidates. It began, Arthur says, with Carl’s trip to the Iowa State Fair. “He came back, he was very excited because he met some of the politicians, including his least favorite: Hillary. And had a picture. I said: Carl if you really want to meet these people, we’ll have to do some research and some planning,” he said. And boy, did they. They got tickets for the GOP primary debate in Milwaukee from Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and for the debate in South Carolina from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. “And then we traveled Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Illinois. And we’d just go to the things. But we didn’t want — we wanted to be sure to meet the candidates. So we’d make big signs, and we’d always meet them when they’d go to their car, so that you could meet them one-on-one when they’re alone waiting for their staff to catch up,” Arthur said. “And it was quite interesting because you don’t meet them when there’s a thousand people there. You do meet them when they isolate themselves back at their vehicle. And so we’d go to even $1000 a plate dinners, and we’d just wait. And the people were very kind – sometimes they’d put us in the reception line, even though we couldn’t afford it.”  Arthur says it’s been an adventure. “At my age – 75 – I’d watch it on TV, but the opportunity to do it with my grandson was just memorable,” he says. These two didn’t just travel to political rallies and fundraisers. They worked it. They’d schmooze with candidates’ drivers, who’d help with access, or show campaign staff a scrapbook of their election-year travels. Plus, they’d have big, bright flashing signs. At some point, Carl upped his involvement, and he signed on with the Republican candidate he liked most of all. “And so I joined the Ted Cruz campaign as a volunteer in three states: Iowa, Illinois, my home state, and Wisconsin. And I got an internship for the campaign in Indiana. And then I got on board with my township organization. So through the Downers Grove Township Republicans, I became a precinct committeeman,” Carl says. That’s how he became a candidate in his own right, for a spot as a delegate to the Republican National Convention. At the state convention in Peoria in May, Illinois Republicans voted to make Carl an alternate delegate. Alternates can go on the convention floor, so he was there and for the roll call when Illinois officially awarded its delegates, and helped to give Trump the nomination. Carl says that’s been his favorite, or most significant part anyway, of the experience so far. Here’s been in Cleveland all week with his dad Rob Miller, who is also a “strong, conservative Republican,” and with his grandpa, Arthur, who is also a Republican. Carl isn’t sure what the future has in store, beyond a desire to study law and political science. “I want to serve my country as best as I can, I want to advance the principles I believe in” he says. “I’m passionate about the constitution, about the rule of law. About the founding principles – the Judeau Christian values – that build this country.” Values like limited government. “James Madison put if perfectly in The Federalist Papers when he said: ‘If men were angels, no government would be necessary. And if angels governed men, then no restrictions on government would be necessary.’ But the constitution balances that idea by creating three, coequal branches of government, that check each other and balance each other so as to limit the power and preclude a tyranny from developing.” All of this from a kid who, at 17, is too young to actually cast a vote for President, for a very short while longer. Illinois has a law that lets 17 year-olds vote in the primary if they’re going to be 18 by the time the general election rolls around. Carl was able to take advantage of that  (and so he voted for Cruz in the primary):  he’ll ring in his 18th birthday on Friday, as his time as an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention is coming to a close. “And I couldn’t ask for a better birthday present,” he says. Carl says he’ll be casting a vote for Donald Trump.)

 

WTTW
— VIDEO: July 20, 2016 – Full Show
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/20/july-20-2016-full-show
(FROM THE POSTING: Our panel this week includes Jason DeSanto, a political communications expert and senior lecturer at Northwestern University School of Law; Kirk Dillard, the former DuPage County GOP Chairman and Illinois state senator; and Doug Ibendahl, an attorney and former general counsel to the Illinois Republican Party who is a Trump supporter.)
— A Look Ahead at the Illinois Delegation’s Final Day at Convention – Paris Schutz
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/20/look-ahead-illinois-delegation-s-final-day-convention
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois Delegation is back at it for one last breakfast on Thursday morning. Scheduled to appear before the assembled delegates are Tony Iosco, who is a representative of the Trump campaign, and Ned Ryun, who founded a group called American Majority. The group bills itself as a nonpartisan group that trains grassroots activists and has been involved in the Tea Party movement. What remains to be seen is who will stick around to witness the speeches. Thursday’s theme is “make America one again.” Headlining speakers, according to the official convention program, include RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump. Many of the elected officials who have been in Cleveland throughout the week have intimated they would not stick around for Thursday’s final day and hear Republican nominee Donald Trump formally give his acceptance speech.)
— Illinois Delegates Erupt in Anger Over Cruz Speech – Paris Schutz
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/20/illinois-delegates-erupt-anger-over-cruz-speech
— Photos: RNC Convention 2016, Day 3 – Evan Garcia
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/21/photos-rnc-convention-2016-day-3
— Former IL GOP Chair Pat Brady: Trump ‘Not Fit to be Commander-in-Chief’ (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who a) have supported Pat Brady, b) who are supporting Pat Brady, and/or c) who will continue to support Pat Brady? Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.  Trump has promised to defend and advance the Republican Party platform and he is the Republican Party’s presidential candidate.)
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/20/former-il-gop-chair-trump-not-fit-be-commander-chief

 

ABC7
— TED CRUZ BOOED AT RNC
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/ted-cruz-booed-at-rnc-mike-pence-to-speak-on-day-three/1434921/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago Trump delegate expelled from RNC after using N-word – Mike Flannery
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/177430402-story

 

CHICAGO SUNTIMES
— Cruz won’t vote Hillary, decision not to endorse Trump ‘personal’ – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cruz-wont-vote-hillary-decision-not-to-endorse-trump-personal/
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Ted Cruz snubs Donald Trump: ‘Vote your conscience’ – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/ted-cruz-snubs-donald-trump-vote-your-conscience/
— Dr. Ben Carson misses opportunity to inspire – Mary Mitchell
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/mitchell-dr-ben-carson-misses-opportunity-to-inspire/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But Carson took the cake when the devout Christian associated Clinton’s admiration for Chicago community organizer Saul Alinsky with the devil. “He wrote a book called ‘Rules for Radicals.’ On the dedication page, it acknowledges Lucifer, the original radical who gained his own kingdom,” Carson told the fired-up crowd. “Are we willing to elect someone as president who has as [her] role model somebody who acknowledges Lucifer?”)
— Keep up the fight for the power of your vote – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-keep-up-the-fight-for-the-power-of-your-vote/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “After Cleveland, how can Caitlyn Jenner be a Republican?”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-after-cleveland-how-can-caitlyn-jenner-be-a-republican/
— SNEED: Absent, without leave . . . Sneed is told Gov. Bruce Rauner, who detests Trump, may be a no-show here — but he is monitoring what’s going on. “He’s been calling,” an Illinois delegate who asked not to be identified said. “He can’t stand Trump. He doesn’t like the way he does business.” The kicker: Sneed is told there is now $15.2 million in the “Citizens for Rauner” fund — and not a penny will go to Trump. It’s state funds.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sneed-trumps-son-not-happy-with-former-campaign-manager/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Republicans handed hangover cure at convention – Monique Garcia  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who get involved in government and/or politics a) to have an excuse to drink booze and/or b) to encourage everyone to drink more booze?  The aforesaid in Wheaton and in Glen Ellyn work very hard against me.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-republican-convention-hangover-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The crowd grows thinner each morning as the Illinois delegation gathers for breakfast at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the result of long days and even longer nights featuring parties and receptions with plenty of food and booze. The light crowd at Wednesday’s gathering to hear remarks from U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa of California did not go unnoticed by organizers, who the night before handed out Pedialyte to night owls as they returned to the delegation hotel. The drink is most commonly used to restore hydration, but also is used as a way to ease a hangover. “I am surprised how many people made it to breakfast. That’s good, there’s been a few late nights out here,” remarked U.S. Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois. Shimkus went on to highlight the various media appearances of Illinois delegates before offering a word of caution. “The nation knows that Illinois is in town, just make sure it’s for the right reasons,” he said jokingly. “We don’t want the chairman pulling anybody out of jail later on.”)
— Illinois Republicans remove Trump delegate with ‘whitepride’ social media handle – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-delegate-removed-met-0721-20160720-story.html
— Independent Map Amendment: Another constitutional smackdown for the people of Illinois – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-redistricting-ruling-madigan-illinois-map-edit-0721-jm-20160720-story.html
— Ban-the-box laws may worsen racial bias against black job candidates, study says – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-ban-the-box-racial-bias-0720-biz-20160719-story.html
— Protesters chain themselves together in front of Chicago police station – Lolly Bowean
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-black-lives-matter-march-lawndale-police-strategies-20160720-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Cruz’s speech overshadows Pence’s at GOP convention.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160721/news/160729810/
— Kirk faces tough re-election challenge as he skips Cleveland – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160720/news/160729834/
— Rep. David Harris marks 40 years since Reagan RNC fight – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160720/news/160729832/?utm_source=spec
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For state Rep. David Harris of Arlington Heights, the 2016 Republican National Convention marks 40 years since his first one. That 1976 convention was hotly contested, and Harris explained in March his role in helping wrangle delegates on behalf of Ronald Reagan, who eventually lost the nomination to Gerald Ford. Harris met his wife, Michelle, on that campaign, and she’s with him in Cleveland this week. How have conventions changed over the years? For one, a lot of Trump delegates are new to the political process, which could bring more GOP voters on board. “The convention is meant to bring the party faithful together and have them drink the Kool aid and get them fired up,” Harris said. “A couple of differences here are that, No. 1, a lot of those folks in the convention hall aren’t the party faithful,” he said. Plus, he thought the staging was more intimate, at least in the nights before Trump’s big speech. “The delegates were close to the podium, much closer than what I’ve seen,” Harris said. “You could literally walk up to the edge of the stage.” Harris, a former leader of the Illinois National Guard, was elected to go to the convention in the March primary as a delegate for Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Even though some delegates like him weren’t sent to vote for Trump, the roll call Tuesday to nominate Trump was drama-free because he had plenty of delegates to spare. “I don’t know how many more of these I’ll get to go to,” Harris said. “This is my sixth. It might be my last. It’s been quite a journey through the Republican years.”)
— Little sympathy for black shooting victims at GOP convention – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160721/news/160729809/
— Tollway seeking to increase hiring of minority contractors – Marni Pyke  (DIERSEN: The Republican Party platform calls for equal opportunity, that is, it opposes race and gender based preference giving. Ultimately, employment is zero-sum. Every job or promotion that a Democrat, a minority, a female, a younger person, and/or a veteran gets is a job or promotion that a Republican, a White, a male, an older person, and/or a non-veteran does not get. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160720/news/160729860/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Facing a shortfall in minority contractors, Illinois tollway directors Wednesday took steps to increase participation by businesses owned by women, Hispanics, blacks and Asians in its $12 billion road-building program. Diversity and Inclusion Committee members endorsed plans to offer mentoring and training to encourage minority businesses. The agency is also looking at ways to offer incentives to get big construction companies to hire more minority-owned subcontractors.)
— O’Hare plan includes hope for western access – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160721/discuss/160729812/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Lingle urges Trump support at GOP convention – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20160720/bernard-schoenburg-lingle-urges-trump-support-at-gop-convention

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Senator Rose Comments On RNC – JORDAN ABUDAYYEH
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/senator-rose-comments-on-rnc

 

WAND
— Rauner Answers Questions About Not Attending RNC  (DIERSEN: The following do not want Rauner to support Trump: 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.)
http://wymg.com/news/101101-rauner-answers-questions-about-not-attending-rnc/

 

WSIL TV
— Southern Illinois delegate Gloria Campos travels to Cleveland for convention – Anna Giles
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32494197/southern-illinois-delegate-travels-to-cleveland-for-convention

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Cruz Defiantly Defends Decision to Snub Trump – J. Clark  (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would defiantly defend their decision to snub me.  Many of them would cite an article that I included a link to in a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/cruz-defiantly-defends-decision-to-snub-trump
— Christie calls Cruz speech ‘awful’ and ‘selfish’  Cruz more concerned with 2020 than 2016, Christie says – CMNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/christie-calls-cruz-speech-awful-and-selfish

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Who is funding group challenging redistricting? – AP
http://herald-review.com/ap/state/who-is-funding-group-challenging-redistricting/article_d6821d17-bb0f-5988-8121-907b49665c46.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois delegates enjoy anti-Clinton speeches, but also want pro-Trump talk at convention – MAUREEN O’REILLY
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article90941712.html

 

NEWSDAY
— New University of Illinois chancellor to start by listening – AP  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, the following will shout at him: 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.newsday.com/news/region-state/new-u-of-illinois-chancellor-to-make-first-campus-speech-1.12066795

 

ILLINOIS HOME PAGE
— Presidential hopeful Clinton takes jab at governor Rauner – Kelsey Gibbs
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/capitol-news/presidential-hopeful-takes-jab-at-governor

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Khouri recognized by Republican Congressional Committee for high standards of achievement
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/510955306-khouri-recognized-by-republican-congressional-committee-for-high-standards-of-achievment

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Democrats Chose Ray Flavin to Challenge Pat Kenneally for State’s Attorney – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/07/20/democrats-chose-ray-flavin-to-challenge-pat-kenneally-for-states-attorney/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CRUZ TELLS TEXAS DELEGATION WHY HE WON’T ENDORSE: “IT’S PERSONAL”
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/cruz-tells-texas-delegation-why-he-wont-endorse-its-personal.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— IL Trump delegates defend the negativity
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/21/il-trump-delegates-defend-the-negativity/
— Poll: Voters prefer union and government workers over tanking Rauner
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/21/poll-voters-prefer-union-and-government-workers-over-tanking-rauner/
— LIVE COVERAGE *** Republican National Convention
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/21/live-coverage-republican-national-convention-4/

 

TOWNHALL
— Not Invited: Adelsons Bar Cruz From Donor Suite After He Refused To Endorse Trump – Matt Vespa  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to get information to destroy me and to destroy individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors? The aforesaid can always unsubscribe, but should I cancel their subscriptions?)
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2016/07/21/not-invited-adelsons-refused-to-let-cruz-into-donor-suite-after-refusing-to-endorse-trump-n2195523
— You’re Fired: Trump May Seek New Law Making It Easier to Clear Gov’t of Obama Appointees – Leah Barkoukis (DIERSEN: Have you ever been fired?  While I worked for GAO 1980-1997 in its Chicago office, the Democrats who ran GAO routinely gave the managers of that office lists of employees in that office who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran that they were to fire.  Of course, needless-to-say, I was always on all those lists.  They would have succeeded in firing me much sooner than they did if I had not taken the following job-related actions: a) completed the requirements for a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, b) passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, c) became a licensed CPA in 1982, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and Forensic Accountant in 1997, and d) completed the requirements for a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.)
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2016/07/20/youre-fired-trump-may-seek-new-law-making-it-easier-to-clear-govt-of-obama-appointees-n2195154
— White House Not Planning to Punish Castro For Promoting Hillary While Serving as HUD Secretary – O’Brien Cortney
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2016/07/21/white-house-not-planning-to-punish-castro-for-violating-hatch-act-n2195249

 

FEDERALIST
— One Of Hillary Clinton’s DNC Delegates Literally Tried To Murder Someone, But Media Are Silent  When will media start focusing on the Democrat gun crime epidemic? – Bre Payton
http://thefederalist.com/2016/07/20/one-of-hillary-clintons-dnc-delegates-literally-tried-to-murder-someone-but-media-are-silent/#.V4_d2rRVWVA.facebook

 

THE BLAZE
— Clinton Fires Back With This Brutal Video After Christie ‘Indicted’ Her During GOP Convention Speech – Tre Goins-Phillips
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/20/clinton-fires-back-with-this-brutal-video-after-christie-indicted-her-during-gop-convention-speech/
— Montel Williams Implores Christians to Accept LGBT Community: ‘We Are All Equal In the Eyes of the Lord’ – Kaitlyn Schallhorn (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote LGBT activity focus on destroying individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBT activity.)
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/20/montel-williams-implores-christians-to-accept-lgbt-community-we-are-all-equal-in-the-eyes-of-the-lord/
— For Our Kids, Trump Is Less A Gamble Than Clinton – Brad Schaeffer
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/for-our-kids-trump-is-less-a-gamble-than-clinton/

 

POLITICO
— Cruz gets booed after he declines to endorse Trump during convention speech – Nolan D. McCaskill
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/cruz-gets-booed-after-he-declines-to-endorse-trump-during-convention-speech-225924

 

THE HILL
— Cruz torpedoes Trump’s convention – Alexander Bolton (DIERSEN: The following are overjoyed: 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://thehill.com/homenews/administration/288628-cruz-torpedoes-trumps-convention
— No Trump endorsement from Cruz, who says ‘vote your conscience’ – Peter Schroeder  (DIERSEN: Clinton and her supporters are overjoyed.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288607-no-trump-endorsement-from-cruz-who-tells-gop-vote-your
— Cruz aides made late push for Trump endorsement – Jonathan Swan
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/288605-cruz-aides-made-late-push-for-trump-endorsement

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— The ‘Pledge’ That Saddled Republicans With Trump  Scared of a third-party run, the GOP instead wound up with Trump as nominee. – S.V. Date
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-priebus-rnc-pledge_us_579034efe4b0fc06ec5bb61b

 

POLITICO
— Ted Cruz rules out voting for Hillary Clinton – Katie Glueck
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/ted-cruz-rules-out-voting-for-hillary-clinton-225944
— MARCH 11, 2016 FLASHBACK: 1988: The Year Donald Lost His Mind  At the early peak of his success, he pulled the trigger on a manic series of deals that nearly brought him down. – Michael Kruse  (DIERSEN: What were you doing during 1988?  I worked for GAO on audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division.)
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/03/1988-the-year-donald-lost-his-mind-213721

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Three Nights of Unforced Errors.”
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/first-read-three-nights-unforced-errors-n614021

 

CNN
— Fireworks at GOP convention.
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/20/politics/republican-convention-highlights-day-three/index.html
— Defiant Ted Cruz stands by refusal to endorse Trump after being booed during convention speech – Teddy Schleifer and Stephen Collinson
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/20/politics/ted-cruz-republican-convention-moment/index.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— The G.O.P.’s Surreal Diversity Show – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at minorities, at women, at young people, and at everyone else that Republicans are racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.  How soon, if not already, will Republicans be able to go to court and a) get restraining orders against Democrats and b) sue Democrats for slander and for libel?)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/21/opinion/the-gops-surreal-diversity-show.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump’s Convention Is a Low-Energy Show So Far.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/21/us/politics/rnc-convention-delegates.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Sooner or later, all of the following will demonize, denigrate, and condemn the Republican Party 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.
http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-republican-platform-20160721-snap-story.html

 

MCCLATCHY DC
— GOP convention to watchdog groups: No thanks – ANITA KUMAR  (DIERSEN: Have you worked for watchdog groups?  I have.  I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 year of which at the GS-13 level (currently $92,632-$120,427) and I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 level (currently $77,899-$88,286).)
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article90874752.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Despite Boos, Ted Cruz Won’t Endorse Donald Trump  Texas senator gives a fiery speech at Republican convention, but only with a bland exhortation to vote – REID J. EPSTEIN  (DIERSEN: If/when Cruz formally calls for his supporters to formally boycott Trump supporters, what will you do?  What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who demonize me, who denigrate me, and who condemn me as being a Trump supporter?)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/despite-boos-ted-cruz-wont-endorse-donald-trump-1469068878
— Kasich Not Backing Down on Boycott of Home-State GOP Convention  Ohio governor says he objects to nominee Trump’s stands on immigration and trade, among others – PATRICK O’CONNOR and  REID J. EPSTEIN  (DIERSEN: If/when Kasich formally calls for his supporters to formally boycott Trump supporters, what will you do?  What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who demonize me, who denigrate me, and who condemn me as being a Trump supporter?)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/kasich-not-backing-down-on-boycott-of-home-state-gop-convention-1469050200
— Pence Offers Upbeat Outlook on Rocky Night at GOP Convention  Ted Cruz refuses to endorse Donald Trump, but speakers unite in rally against Clinton – PATRICK O’CONNOR and KRISTINA PETERSON
http://www.wsj.com/articles/pence-takes-center-stage-at-republican-convention-1469059331
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PHOTO OF TRUMP: How the 1990s Became Donald Trump’s Personal Crucible  The businessman’s ‘terrible, horrible’ stretch of personal and financial troubles more than two decades ago helped forge the traits that propelled him to the Republican nomination – BETH REINHARD and  PETER GRANT  (DIERSEN: What did you do during the 1990s?  I worked for GAO until 1997 when my Democrat superiors succeeded in forcing me to retire when I was 49 years old.  I became a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and a Forensic Accountant in 1997.  I completed the requirements for a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-the-1990s-became-donald-trumps-personal-crucible-1469035278
— Don’t Waste Your Time, Donald  If Trump campaigns in California and New York, as he says he will, then it’s all over. – Karl Rove
http://www.wsj.com/articles/dont-waste-your-time-donald-1469056450
— Indiana Growth Model  The Daniels-Pence record is a lesson in conservative reform. – Editorial
http://www.wsj.com/articles/indiana-growth-model-1469055008
— Twitter Permanently Bans Blogger Milo Yiannopoulos on Abusive-Content Grounds  The unusual move comes after actress Leslie Jones sparred with the conservative blogger and received racially abusive tweets from many users – YOREE KOH
http://www.wsj.com/articles/twitter-permanently-bans-controversial-blogger-milo-yiannopoulos-1469025620
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Winners vs. Losers: Zero-Sum View Prevails – Greg Ip  (DIERSEN: The Republican Party platform calls for equal opportunity, that is, it opposes race and gender based preference giving. Federal employment is zero-sum. Every job or promotion that a Democrat, a minority, a female, a younger person, and/or a veteran gets is a job or promotion that a Republican, a White, a male, an older person, and/or a non-veteran does not get. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-rise-of-zero-sum-economics-1469033016

 

FORTUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans say “the GOP Is the Party of Fear.”  Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that they will get rid of 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://fortune.com/2016/07/20/republican-party-fear/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans say “In Cleveland, Sea of White Reflects Republican Party’s Election Math Problem.” (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at minorities, at women, at young people, and at everyone else that Republicans are racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.  How soon, if not already, will Republicans be able to go to court and a) get restraining orders against Democrats and b) sue Democrats for slander and for libel?)
http://fortune.com/2016/07/20/in-cleveland-sea-of-white-reflects-republican-partys-election-math-problem/
— Ted Cruz Says He Won’t Support Donald Trump For Attacks on His Wife and Father – Katie Reilly  (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would defiantly defend their decision to attack me.  Many of them would cite an article that I included a link to in a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email.)
http://fortune.com/2016/07/21/ted-cruz-says-he-wont-support-donald-trump-for-attacks-on-his-wife-and-father/

 

BLOOMBERG
— Wake Up Call: Facing IRS Probe, Facebook Hires Baker McKenzie
https://bol.bna.com/wake-up-call-facing-irs-probe-facebook-hires-baker-mckenzie/
— Why Doesn’t Your Company Want You to Put More in Your 401(k)?  They welcomed automatic enrollment and contribution increases a decade ago. Not any more. – Ben Steverman  (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors were moral relativists who believed that their end (hiring, retaining, and promoting young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females) justified their means (wasting the careers of and getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran). One of their justifications for wasting my career and for getting rid of me was that my wife had a good job, that we had no dependents, and that we had saved for our retirement.)
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-21/why-doesn-t-your-company-want-you-to-put-more-in-your-401-k
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A better retirement plan also offers long-term benefits that are hard to quantify, Adams says. Workers who aren’t prepared for retirement are going to be more stressed and they’re going to end up working longer than they—and thus, often, their employers—would prefer.)

 

DAILY BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more that you oppose illegal immigration, the more that Democrats and RINOs hate you.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/21/trump-s-rnc-welcomes-xenophobia-inc.html

 

THE WEEK
— Mike Pence: ‘I’m a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican — in that order’ – Catherine Garcia  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty.  Democrats and Democrat plants are nasty.  Libertarians and Libertarian plants are nasty.  Greens and Green plants are nasty.  RINOs are nasty.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are nasty. If I said what Pence said, they would shout even louder from the pulpit in the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall that I am a religious hypocrite because I put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out on Sunday mornings instead of attending church services.  Many, if not most of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote booze, gambling, and other vices.)
http://theweek.com/speedreads/637487/mike-pence-im-christian-conservative-republican–that-order

 

ATLANTIC
— Ted Cruz Steals the Show  It was supposed to big Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s big night—but all eyes were on the unrepentant Texas senator, instead. – DAVID A. GRAHAM
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/07/live-coverage-of-the-republican-national-convention-day-3/492143/

 

FED SMITH
— Republican Platform Calls for Cutting Federal Workers’ Pay and Benefits – Ian Smith  (DIERSEN: If I was still working for the federal government, my Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates would kill me figuratively if not literally.)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/07/20/republican-platform-calls-for-cutting-federal-workers-pay-and-benefits/

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Trump Campaign Says Donald Would Loosen Civil Service Laws to Root Out Feds Loyal to Obama – Eric Katz   (DIERSEN: Have you ever been rooted out?  While I worked for GAO 1980-1997 in its Chicago office, the Democrats who ran GAO routinely gave the managers of that office lists of employees in that office who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran that they were to root out.  Of course, needless-to-say, I was always on those root out lists.  They would have succeeded in rooting me out much sooner than they did if I had not taken the following job-related actions: a) completed the requirements for a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, b) passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, c) became a licensed CPA in 1982, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and Forensic Accountant in 1997, and d) completed the requirements for a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.)
http://www.govexec.com/management/2016/07/trump-campaign-says-donald-would-loosen-civil-service-laws-root-out-feds-loyal-obama/130081/

 

WORLD SOCIALIST WEB SITE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Calls for violence, repression and war dominate day three of Republican Convention.”
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/conv-j21.html

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Expect Reporters To Help Clinton Over Trump  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents expect me to help them, to help their operatives, and to help their dupes.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes blame me for their problems, blame me for your problems, blame me for my problems, and blame me for everyone’s problems.  My critics/opponents blame me for all losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000.  What do you say to my critics/opponents, to their operatives, and to their dupes?)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/voters_expect_reporters_to_help_clinton_over_trump

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.