July 23 Evening Edition

ABC7
— CLINTON AND KAINE DEBUT AS DEMOCRATIC TICKET IN FLORIDA – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/clinton-and-kaine-debut-as-democratic-ticket-in-florida/1439974/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Dems, Clinton prepare for DNC in Philadelphia – LYNN SWEET and TINA SFONDELES
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/dems-clinton-prepare-for-dnc-in-philadelphia/
— Kaine liberal appeal muted by energy ties, abortion concerns – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/kaine-liberal-appeal-muted-by-energy-ties-abortion-concerns/
— TRAGIC: Struggling municipal golf courses turn to video poker, slots – BGA
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/struggling-municipal-golf-courses-turn-to-video-poker-slots/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Democrats head to convention with Clinton-Sanders split – Bill Ruthhart and Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-democratic-national-convention-met-0724-20160723-story.html
— Raid on tattoo parlor owner’s Palos Park home yields 54 pounds marijuana, $120K – William Lee
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-palos-park-54-pounds-marijuana-20160723-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Township Republican Committeeman Chris Ladd resigns in wake of Trump nomination – Steve Zalusky
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160723/news/160729477/
— Energized white supremacists cheer Trump convention message – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160723/news/307239929/
— Ex-KKK leader Duke tries political comeback in US Senate run – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160723/news/307239990/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago’s neighboring dioceses face same pinch – BRIGID SWEENEY
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160723/ISSUE01/160719868/chicagos-neighboring-dioceses-face-same-pinch

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Alcohol sales on campus have consequences – ANITA BEDELL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ILLINOIS CHURCH ACTION ON ALCOHOL AND ADDICTION PROBLEMS
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article91507802.html

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Rauner working with police on marijuana bill – AP  (DIERSEN: If you want to destroy people, for example, if you want to destroy citizens of America, you encourage those people to become stoners.)
http://www.qconline.com/news/illinois/rauner-working-with-police-on-marijuana-bill/article_e604d668-5101-11e6-9836-276b95586917.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The proposal passed with bipartisan support, but some in law enforcement have reservations. Greg Sullivan, the executive director of the Illinois Sheriff’s Association, said the bill doesn’t differentiate between minors and adults who are caught with small amounts of pot, and that the new approach may not bring proper attention to problem use by minors. “As long as someone can afford the fines, guess what, I may never know it as a parent. I’ve got a problem with that,” Sullivan said. Opponents are also concerned that reducing penalties for marijuana possession sends a message that it isn’t harmful. But about 100 Illinois communities, including Chicago, already give police discretion to issue citations instead of making arrests for having small amounts of the drug. Lawmakers said they want to promote consistency in how minor marijuana offenses are handled. “We have a system where, where you live or what you look like determines whether you get a ticket,” said Democratic Rep. Kelly Cassidy of Chicago, another bill sponsor. The legislation would also require municipalities to purge citation records for possession every six months, unless local governments decide against it. Supporters of the bill argue people shouldn’t be saddled with lifelong criminal records for minor offenses that make it difficult to find employment or housing. When Rauner vetoed last year’s legislation, he said in a letter to lawmakers that the existing penalties for petty marijuana offenses are “too severe” and that “criminal prosecution of cannabis possession is also a drain on public resources.” He wrote that he supports “the fundamental purposes” of the initiative. He said he would sign the proposal if sponsors made changes he wanted. In the bill he vetoed, lawmakers wanted possession of up to 15 grams of marijuana to be a civil offense punishable with a fine between $55 and $125. Rauner wanted he threshold to be lower — 10 grams or less — and the fines higher — between $100 and $200. Rauner recommended the DUI standard for marijuana should be 5 nanograms of THC, marijuana’s intoxicating chemical, in a driver’s blood within two hours of consumption. Lawmakers initially proposed that the standard be 15 nanograms. Currently, any trace of marijuana is enough to be considered impaired, but pot advocates have long criticized zero-tolerance states’ approach because marijuana can stay in a person’s system for several weeks. The bill now on Rauner’s desk has included all of his suggestions.)
— Energized white supremacists cheer Trump convention message – AP
http://www.qconline.com/news/politics/energized-white-supremacists-cheer-trump-convention-message/article_bf468d0e-5120-11e6-a685-ebc4535948e6.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS NEWS NOW
— Pay Now Illinois says stopgap not a solution
http://www.cinewsnow.com/news/local/Pay-Now-Illinois-says-stopgap-not-a-solution-387996832.html

 

NEWSMAX
— Clinton Promises With Kaine: We Will Make the Future Better –  Sandy Fitzgerald  (DIERSEN: Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that they will use government to take money, opportunities, etc. away from those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and to give that money, those opportunities, etc. to 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 to those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Clinton-Kaine-Future-VP/2016/07/23/id/740149/

 

BREITBART
— John McCain the Poster Boy for Establishment Illegal Immigration Dishonesty – TOM TANCREDO
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/07/23/john-mccain-poster-boy-establishment-illegal-immigration-dishonesty/

 

THE BLAZE
— Bill Maher: Trump is a ’50s Guy Who Wants to ‘Make America White Again’ – Carly Hoilman  (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites like Maher who pander to anti-Whites, that is, who promote racism?)
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/23/bill-maher-trump-is-a-50s-guy-who-wants-to-make-america-white-again/
— DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Calls Trump a ‘Sexist Pig’ in Email to Her Colleagues – Tre Goins-Phillips
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/23/dnc-chair-debbie-wasserman-schultz-called-trump-a-sexist-pig-in-email-to-her-colleagues/
— Sanders Isn’t Happy ‘Dictator’ Trump Is Trying to Win Over His Supporters – Kate Scanlon
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/22/sanders-isnt-happy-dictator-trump-is-trying-to-win-over-his-supporters/

 

POLITICO
— Warren to La Raza conference: We won’t build Trump’s ‘stupid wall’ – Kristen East  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with Mexico and with other foreign countries against America.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/elizabeth-warren-la-raza-donald-trump-226076

 

THE HILL
— Clinton to call on Black Lives Matter at Dem convention – Devin Henry
http://thehill.com/homenews/288747-clinton-to-call-on-black-lives-matter-at-dem-convention
— Priebus: ‘No place in Republican Party’ for David Duke – Harper Neidig
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/288978-priebus-no-place-in-republican-party-for-duke

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Reince Priebus Says GOP Will Never Support White Supremacist David Duke  But he can’t stop Duke from piggybacking on the Donald Trump campaign. – Sebastian Murdock
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/reince-preibus-says-rnc-will-never-support-white-supremacist-david-duke_us_5793bbe5e4b0d3568f837c2b

 

REUTERS
— Democrat Clinton picks Kaine as running mate, bypassing liberals – JOHN WHITESIDES AND AMANDA BECKER  (DIERSEN: By definition, if you are a Democrat, you are a liberal.)
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-clinton-vicepresident-idUSKCN1021JF

 

CBS NEWS
— RNC chair Reince Priebus disavows ex-KKK leader David Duke
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rnc-chair-reince-priebus-disavows-ex-kkk-leader-david-duke/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps attack Trump’s patriotism
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/24/opinion/sunday/donald-trumps-sham-patriotism.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Is Donald Trump a Racist?”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/24/opinion/sunday/is-donald-trump-a-racist.html

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— ‘GOPLifer’ blogger Chris Ladd resigns from party over Trump: ‘There is no redemption in being one of the good Nazis’ – Tobias Salinger
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/goplifer-blogger-resigns-party-trump-article-1.2722168
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A writer and campaign activist who calls himself “GOPLifer” resigned from the party (Anthony Cuzzone, York Township, DuPage County, Illinois) over Donald Trump’s nomination as the Republican presidential candidate. Chris Ladd wrote in a letter he sent to his local party’s chairman (in suburban Chicago and posted to his blog Friday that “There is no redemption in being one of the ‘good Nazis.’”  He recalled attending his first county Republican convention as a teenager growing up in Texas, meeting “a young Rick Perry” on the future governor’s first statewide campaign and trudging through the Illinois snow as a campaign volunteer. Yet Ladd compared watching House Speaker Paul Ryan speak at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to “the way a young child watches his father march off to prison.” Ladd blamed his departure on party leaders who “have decided on complicity” with Trump. “Our leaders’ compromise preserves their personal capital at our collective cost,” he wrote. “Their refusal to dissent robs all Republicans of moral cover. Evasion and cowardice has prevailed over conscience. We are now, and shall indefinitely remain, the Party of Donald Trump.” He continued, “I will not contribute my name, my work, or my character to an utterly indefensible cause. No sensible adult demands moral purity from a political party, but conscience is meaningless without constraints. “A party willing to lend its collective capital to Donald Trump has entered a compromise beyond any credible threshold of legitimacy. There is no redemption in being one of the ‘good Nazis.’” Ladd, who has written a book called ‘The Politics of Crazy,’ had warned in his most recent column in the Houston Chronicle in March that the party’s decision to “to embrace an entire platform of fiction” would force Republicans to “pay our debt to reality.” He went further in the letter and blog post, though. Ladd told a Twitter user who asked him what would become of his blog that he would replace it with a different one. “I hereby resign my position as a York Township Republican committeeman,” Ladd wrote in the letter. “My thirty-year tenure as a Republican is over.”)

 

NEW YORK POST
— Trump’s RNC speech wasn’t just a success — it was a smash hit – Kyle Smith
http://nypost.com/2016/07/22/trump-made-the-rnc-into-his-one-way-ticket-to-the-white-house/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/donald-trump-is-a-unique-threat-to-american-democracy/2016/07/22/a6d823cc-4f4f-11e6-aa14-e0c1087f7583_story.html
— The fall of Roger Ailes: He made Fox News his ‘locker room’ — and now women are telling their stories – Manuel Roig-Franzia, Scott Higham, Paul Farhi and Krissah Thompson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-fall-of-roger-ailes-he-made-fox-his-locker-room–and-now-women-are-telling-their-stories/2016/07/22/5eff9024-5014-11e6-aa14-e0c1087f7583_story.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Ohio governor continues feud with Trump, suggesting he can’t win must-carry state – Mark Z. Barabak
http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-trailguide-updates-ohio-governor-continues-his-feud-with-1469291907-htmlstory.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Staying Home: Many Democratic Senate Hopefuls Are Skipping Philadelphia – MICHELLE HACKMAN
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/07/22/staying-home-many-democratic-senate-hopefuls-are-skipping-philadelphia/

 

FORTUNE
— Karl Rove: Donald Trump Is The Underdog, But America Shouldn’t Count Him Out – Madeline Farber
http://fortune.com/2016/07/23/karl-rove-donald-trump-underdog/

 

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Says He Prevented Cruz Being ‘Ripped’ Off Stage in Cleveland  The Republican presidential nominee gives his first interview since the Republican National Convention. – Kevin Cirilli
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-23/trump-details-entrance-during-cruz-speech-in-first-post-convention-interview

 

TIME
— Donald Trump Appeals to Bernie Sanders Supporters Following Tim Kaine Pick – Katie Reilly
http://time.com/4420424/hillary-clinton-tim-kaine-running-mate-reaction/

 

SALON
— The new working class: Trump can talk to disaffected white men, but they don’t make up the “working class” anymore  Democrats need to get comfortable with using the term “working class” or risk losing those voters to Trump – TAMARA DRAUT
http://www.salon.com/2016/07/23/the_new_working_class_trump_can_talk_to_disaffected_white_men_but_they_dont_make_up_the_working_class_anymore_partner/

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.

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