July 27, 2016 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Kirk Releases Snapchat Filter Tying Duckworth to Blagojevich  Sen. Mark Kirk’s campaign released a Snapchat filter this week that ties his opponent, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, to incarcerated former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Kirk-Releases-Snapchat-Filter-Tying-Duckworth-to-Blagojevich-388464872.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Duckworth: Kirk running from record as Republican – Tina Sfondeles  (DIERSEN: How many will vote for Kirk because of the votes that he has cast against the Republican Party platform?  If I attended the Democrat convention as a member of the news media today like when I attended her rally with Michael J. Fox in Wheaton’s Arrowhead Golf Club in 2006, would she have her thugs throw me out again like she did then?  In retrospect, with benefit of hindsight, I should not have let her thugs throw me out.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/duckworth-kirk-running-from-record-republican/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “I don’t think there’s a closer friend to Gov. Rauner than Mark Kirk,” Duckworth said. “In fact, much of Mark Kirk’s machine is running Rauner’s machine,” Duckworth said before criticizing Kirk for his voting record on trade deals and calling him someone willing to shift jobs overseas. Jabs at Rauner have become commonplace at the morning breakfasts, where union leaders and elected officials have collectively criticized the freshman governor. “I’m running to help Mark Kirk retire so he can go and do other things,” Duckworth said. “But really I’m running to make sure that families like me, families like yours, families like all of the ones across Illinois get a fair chance.” . . . Responding to Duckworth’s attacks, Kirk campaign spokesman Kevin Artl said: “Whether it was defending Rod Blagojevich or supporting Mike Madigan, Tammy Duckworth always puts her political ambitions ahead of what’s best for Illinois. While Rep. Duckworth votes with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid nearly 94% of the time, Senator Mark Kirk remains a thoughtful, independent leader who always puts Illinois first.”)
— CPS gives $250,000 contract to firm linked to top aide – Dan MIhalopoulos and Lauren FitzPatrick
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/watchdogs-cps-gives-250000-contract-to-firm-linked-to-top-aide/
— White House not only race on some Chicago delegates’ radar – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-white-house-not-only-race-on-some-delegates-radar/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The angst and anger of the long-term unemployed – Robert J. Samuelson  (DIERSEN: I have been unemployed since 1997.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-anger-unemployed-invisible-recession-perspec-0728-20160727-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Women reject settlement in Duckworth workplace retaliation lawsuit – Kerry Lester  (DIERSEN: In 1998, in Diersen v. Ford Motor Company and Packey Webb Ford, just before the trial was to start, I accepted the defendants’ settlement offer to a) fix the defects in my 1996 Thunderbird LX, b) give me $6,000, and c) give my attorney $6,000.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160727/news/160729088/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The day before congresswoman Tammy Duckworth is scheduled to deliver a major speech on the main stage at the Democratic National Convention, two women who filed a workplace retaliation suit against her have announced they’re refusing to accept a settlement offer that seemed a done deal just weeks ago. Now, a trial set to begin Aug. 15 in downstate Jonesboro could serve as an obstacle at an inopportune time for Duckworth as she enters the home stretch of her campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in a nationally-watched race. Plaintiffs Denise Goins and Christine Butler told the Daily Herald Wednesday that they were insulted by the Duckworth campaign’s June 24 response to the settlement, with deputy campaign manager Matt McGrath releasing a statement describing the suit as “a frivolous workplace case” that dragged on for more than eight years. “Within an hour of leaving the courthouse, her campaign decided to swing us through the mud again,” Butler said. “So we emailed our attorney to let him know we want to proceed to trial.” The women say they received no pressure from the Kirk campaign to reject the settlement offer.)
— Here’s what Bill Clinton said about Park Ridge Tuesday – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160727/news/160729087/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “I actually drove her home to Park Ridge, Illinois, to meet her family and see the town where she grew up, a perfect example of post-World War II middle-class America. Street after street of nice houses, great schools, good parks, a big public swimming pool,” he said. “And almost all white.”  He called her father a “crusty conservative” and her mother “more liberal” and said that “knowing her was one of the greatest gifts Hillary ever gave me.” “All extolling the virtues of rooting for the Bears and the Cubs,” Bill Clinton said. “And for the people from Illinois here, they even told me what waiting for next year meant. Could be next year, guys.” Clinton talked about Hillary’s Methodist minister Don Jones taking her to Chicago to see Martin Luther King Jr. speak, and much later in the speech noted that longtime Hillary Clinton friend Betsy Ebeling of Arlington Heights cast the Illinois delegation’s votes for the nominee.)
— Democrats highlight diversity, but face gap with white men – AP  (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at minorities that Democrats will get rid of Whites so that minorities can advance.  Democrats shout at women that Democrats will get rid of men so that women can advance.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160727/news/307279824/

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs law boosting fines for FOIA non-compliance – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/07/27/illinois-gov-bruce-rauner-signs-law-boosting-fines-for-foia-non-compliance/a8bo1ac/

 

WTTW
— Labor Unions Flex Muscle with Illinois Democrats at DNC – Paris Schutz
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/27/labor-unions-flex-muscle-illinois-democrats-dnc

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— 11th District Congress candidate Khouri obtains key hires to defeat Foster – Kerry Goff
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/510965302-11th-district-congress-candidate-khouri-obtains-key-hires-to-defeat-foster

 

FAMILY-PAC
— 2016 Family-Pac Boat Cruise: A Great Evening Again! – Paul Caprio
http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=bce3a952ce23061bef2161b4e&id=a5b7c7e2fc&e=8dc9fff257
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Our 25th Anniversary Boat Cruise on Monday evening was a great success! David Barton, famed Christian historian, gave an outstanding presentation on American Exceptionalism derived from the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. He received Family-Pac’s “Person of the Year” Award. Congressman Randy Hultgren brought his lovely wife and children and children and received Family-Pac’s “Congressman of the Year” Award and he gave a wonderful speech. Pro-family candidates who joined us included Senator Dan McConchie, Rep. Tom Morrison, Dan Patlak, State Senate candidates Mike Amrozowicz (district 31) and Tracy Smodilla (district 22) as well as State Rep. candidates Dan Gott (district 55), Heidi Holan (district 46), and Steven Reick (district 63). Former State Representatives Cal Skinner, Bob Biggins, and the wonderful Penny Pullen once again joined us. A special thanks to veteran cruise goers David Smith (I.F.I), Bonnie Quirke (Lake County Right to Life), Mary Anne Hackett (Catholic Citizens of Illinois), and Joe Scheidler (Pro-life Action League), and many other pro-family leaders for their loyal support of our activities. Sandy Rios came back from the Cleveland convention to once again serve as Master of Ceremonies. Thanks again, Sandy. Now it’s time for all of us to get to work, register more value voters, and get them to the polls in November to elect our pro-family candidates…From top to bottom.)

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POLL: DEMOCRATS PICK DURBIN TO CHALLENGE RAUNER IN 2018
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/democrats-want-durbin-to-challenge-rauner-in-2018.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Madigan again compares Rauner to Trump
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/27/madigan-again-compares-rauner-to-trump/

 

GOPUSA
— Challenger Paul Nehlen raps Paul Ryan’s open border policies
http://www.gopusa.com/challenger-raps-paul-ryans-open-border-policies/

 

NEWSMAX
— Huge LA Times Poll: Trump Takes 7-Point Lead
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/trump-clinton-poll-los-angeles-times/2016/07/27/id/740785/

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— He’s With Her! Bloomberg Media Empire, Billions to Back Clinton – Alatheia Nielsen
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/business/alatheia-nielsen/2016/07/27/hes-her-bloomberg-media-empire-billions-back-clinton

 

FOX INSIDER
— ‘White People to the Back!’: Black Lives Matter Segregates Media by Race  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes support Black Lives Matter.)
http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/07/26/black-lives-matter-segregates-reporters-race-dnc
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Tuesday, Black Lives Matter activists took to the streets in Philadelphia to protest police-involved shootings of African-Americans. During the demonstrations, protesters attempted to segregate members of the media based on their race. “White media get to the back! Black media come to the front!” one activist shouted into a megaphone. When white journalists didn’t immediately comply, she singled one of them out. “Excuse me, sir!” she yelled. “Somebody needs to tell this person to get to the back. Go! Somebody needs to tell these folks to get to the back!” “We are not afraid to put people out! White people to the back! Black people to the front!)
— Abdul-Jabbar to Megyn Kelly: ‘White Society Devalues Black Lives’
http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/07/26/kareem-abdul-jabbar-megyn-kelly-go-back-and-forth-cops-race-relations

 

THE BLAZE
— Sanders Supporters Burn Israeli Flag, Stage Sit-In at Media Tent to Protest ‘Rigged System’ – Kaitlyn Schallhorn
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/26/sanders-delegates-take-over-media-tent-protest-rigged-system-that-made-clinton-the-nominee/
— Trump Looks Directly at Camera and Sends Message to Russia About ‘Missing’ Clinton Emails – Leigh Munsil
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/27/trump-looks-directly-at-camera-and-sends-message-to-russia-about-missing-clinton-emails/
— Fox News’ Jesse Watters Drops in on DNC, Asks People About Illegal Immigration – Carly Hoilman
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/27/fox-news-jesse-watters-drops-in-on-dnc-asks-people-about-illegal-immigration/

 

WORLD NEWS DAILY
— THE UGLY HISTORY OF DEMOCRATIC SUPPRESSION OF BLACKS  Bill Federer recounts constant attempts to subjugate, oppress African Americans – BILL FEDERER
http://www.wnd.com/2016/07/the-ugly-history-of-democratic-suppression-of-blacks/?cat_orig=diversions

 

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Why It Is Time to Reform Compensation for Federal Employees – Rachel Greszler and James Sherk  (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass a background investigation, e) because they cannot pass a physical examination, f) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or g) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2016/07/why-it-is-time-to-reform-compensation-for-federal-employees

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump denounced for suggestion that Russians should hack Clinton email – Abby Phillip and Ed O’Keefe  (DIERSEN: One could argue that Russians have a much higher opinion of the following than Democrats do: 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
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/democratic-national-convention-obama-biden-to-focus-on-global-strife-in-speeches-tonight/2016/07/27/42a69256-5433-11e6-bbf5-957ad17b4385_story.html
— Turkey to shut down dozens of media outlets – AP  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: If my critics/opponents succeed in shutting down GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, which individuals, organizations, companies, and governments would ether not care about it or be happy about it?  ANSWER: Those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that 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 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.  The aforesaid do not care or are happy that I am no longer the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, I am no longer a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, I am no longer the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, I am no longer an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, I am no longer an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest chapter board member, I am no longer a GAO employee, etc.  I should write a book about the aforesaid who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/turkey-orders-47-newspaper-journalists-executives-detained/2016/07/27/cc3d2dfc-53cc-11e6-b652-315ae5d4d4dd_story.html

 

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
— IRS chief says ‘egotistical’ Chaffetz’s drive to oust him will leave few wanting top federal jobs – LEE DAVIDSON
http://www.sltrib.com/home/4164545-155/irs-chief-says-egotistical-chaffetzs-drive

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Wall Street Pulls Back From Political Conventions  Harshly criticized in the primaries, banking firms take hands-off approach to events – DONNA BORAK
http://www.wsj.com/articles/wall-street-pulls-back-from-political-conventions-1469664517

 

FORBES
— What Did Govs. Mike Pence and Tim Kaine Have in Common? Not Overpaying Government Employees. – Andrew Biggs  (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass a background investigation, e) because they cannot pass a physical examination, f) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or g) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewbiggs/2016/07/27/what-did-govs-mike-pence-and-tim-kaine-have-in-common-not-overpaying-government-employees/#663e0789309c

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— Silicon Valley Tech Workers Are Getting Home Loans For 0% Down  Lenders are catering to a demographic they feel will someday become wealthy. – Kerry Close
http://time.com/money/4426070/home-loans-silicon-valley/

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Avoid conflicts of interest when applying to new jobs, ethics office says – Nicole Ogrysko  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that getting a job in the private sector was the real reason why I earned a bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, and a professional license.)
http://federalnewsradio.com/workforce/2016/07/avoid-conflicts-interest-applying-new-jobs-ethics-office-says/

 

GUARDIAN
— Turkey issues warrants for 47 journalists as Gulen urges US not to extradite him – Agence France-Presse
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/27/turkey-moving-towards-dictatorship-says-exiled-preacher-gulen

 

LGBTQ  NATION
— DNC staff call NC governor a ‘moronic little bigot’ in leaked emails – Jeff Taylor  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs make it clear that they hate those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/07/dnc-staff-call-nc-governor-moronic-little-bigot-leaked-emails/

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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