July 28, 2016 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Poll: Nearly Half of Democratic Voters Choose Durbin as 2018 Gubernatorial Pick  According to a new poll, nearly half of likely Democratic voters in Illinois chose Sen. Dick Durbin as their gubernatorial pick for 2018. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/poll-democratic-voters-durbin-illinois-governor-388568452.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— How Trump, Clinton backlash could affect Illinois 2018 races – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160728/news/160728961/
— Blagojevich sentence should not be reduced – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160728/discuss/160729045/
— Attorney general: Duckworth workplace retaliation settlement offer final – 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/20160728/news/160728892/
— Washington Post: Reporter barred from entering Pence event – AP  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about “Republicans” who really are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs a) who do not want me to know about their events or other government/political activities, b) who do not want me to promote their events or other government/political activities, c) who do not want me to attend their events or other government/political activities, and/or d) who do not want me to report on their events or other government/political activities.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160728/news/307289918/
— Duckworth addresses Democratic convention as race with Kirk looms – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160728/news/160728882/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner on Sneed report about first lady: ‘Definitively baloney’
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-sneed-report-about-first-lady-definitively-baloney/
— Durbin says he’s ‘outraged’ over Rauner approach – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/brown-durbin-says-hes-outraged-over-rauner-approach/
— The outrage of Trump calling on Russia to hack Americans – Simon Maloy
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-the-outrage-of-trump-calling-on-russia-to-hack-americans/
— Clinton camp: Trump urging Russian ‘espionage’ in email flap – Lynn Sweet and Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-prods-russia-to-hack-clinton-email/
— Rauner hoping for windfall with new lottery operator – Andy Grimm
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-hoping-for-windfall-with-new-lottery-operator/
— Taxpayers United of America warns of more property tax hikes for teacher pensions – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents shout at those who are not getting a pension or not in line to get a pension that I get a $50,720 Civil Service Retirement System pension plus 75% subsidized federal health, dental, and vision insurance.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/group-warns-of-more-property-tax-hikes-for-teacher-pensions/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: After evaluating data on 25,000 pension recipients, Taxpayers United of America warned Thursday that Chicagoans could be “taxed out of their homes to prop up” a Chicago Teachers Pension Fund with more than $10 billion in unfunded liabilities and nearly 33 percent more retirees than it had a decade ago. Last year, 28,114 beneficiaries together collected $1.3 billion in pensions from the teachers fund. The average retirement age was 61. The average annual pension was $51,454 compared with a median household income in Chicago of $47,831. But 974 of those teacher pensions topped $100,000. Another 14,420 teachers and administrators received retirement checks that exceeded $50,000. Former Chicago Schools Supt. Manford Byrd was identified as the pension kingpin, the study shows. He collects an annual pension of $190,634 — with an estimated lifetime payout of more than $2.5 million — even after paying just $126,561 into the fund during his long career with the Chicago Public Schools. The highest estimated lifetime payout of more than $6.1 million will go to Kevin Huber, former executive director of the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund. Huber gets an annual pension check of $91,541. During the course of his career, he made $235,332 in pension contributions, only 4 percent of his “lifetime payout,” the study shows. Yet another example is former Deputy Supt. Robert Saddler. He has collected $2.17 million in pensions since retiring in 1993 at the age of 59. His annual check is $169,225. That’s $60,890 more than the $108,335 in contributions Saddler made to the teachers pension fund during his career, the study shows. Jared Labell, executive director of Taxpayers United, noted that the $588 million property tax increase for police and fire pensions and school construction approved last fall is being phased in over four years.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats always promote things that promote voter fraud.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-a-chance-to-boost-democracy-and-save-money/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Ex-agent: I wasn’t asked about Hinckley release  Current Orland Park top cop took bullet for Reagan – Mike Nolan and Matt McCall
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-reagan-mccarthy-hinckley-st-0727-20160727-story.html
— Gov. Rauner announces push to find new lottery manager – Joe Mahr and Matthew Walberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-lottery-announcement-met-20160728-story.html
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-rauner-illinois-lottery-video-20160728-premiumvideo.html
— Democrats asked for their WikiLeaks debacle – Marc A. Thiessen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-democrats-leaked-emails-wikileaks-20160727-story.html
— Your teen’s at Lolla? The overrun ER docs await. — Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-lollapalooza-binge-drinking-teens-edit-0728-jm-20160727-story.html
— On second thought, better to hail Mother Russia, Trump – Rez Huppke
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-democratic-convention-trump-russia-huppke-20160727-column.html
— Trump rings death knell for the WASP – Ron Grossman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/columnists/ct-wasp-swan-song-20160717-column.html
— Duckworth: Trump ‘not fit to be commander in chief’ – Kim Geiger  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, Duckworth would join my critics/opponents who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am unfit to be the GOPUSA Illinois Editor. If I had attended the Democrat convention as a member of the news media 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://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-tammy-duckworth-democratic-convention-speech-met-20160728-story.html
— Making Hastert pay: Sex abuse victim sues for $1.8 million – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-hastert-molest-victim-lawsuit-edit-20160728-story.html
— When media publish WikiLeaks documents: Legal, but is it ethical? – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-wikileaks-dnc-emails-russia-media-ethics-zorn-perspec-0729-md-20160728-column.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL
— Durbin rips Rauner, says governor tries to divide Illinois – AP  (DIERSEN: Who are the dividers in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  Dividers encourage 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 TO DEMONIZE, TO DENIGRATE, AND TO CONDEMN 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.  I should write a book about dividers in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160728/durbin-rips-rauner-says-governor-tries-to-divide-illinois

 

JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER
— Chris Kennedy blasts Gov. Rauner at Democrats’ convention – Dawn James  (DIERSEN: Who blasts you?  The following blast 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://jg-tc.com/chris-kennedy-blasts-gov-rauner-at-democrats-convention/article_d314e86a-eb3f-54a3-bf2b-635a8c5f4074.html

 

WJOL
— Gov. Rauner Shoots Down One-Termer Report
http://www.wjol.com/gov-rauner-shoots-one-termer-report/

 

WSIU
— Durbin Says He’s Considering Running for Illinois Governor
http://news.wsiu.org/post/us-sen-durbin-says-hes-considering-running-illinois-governor#stream/0

 

WUWM
— Vice Presidential Hopeful Mike Pence in Waukesha Draws Clear Distinctions Between GOP and Democrats – LATOYA DENNIS
http://wuwm.com/post/vice-presidential-hopeful-mike-pence-waukesha-draws-clear-distinctions-between-gop-and#stream/0

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Labor Secretary Perez Praises IL Unions at DNC – AP
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/labor-secretary-perez-praises-il-unions-dnc#stream/0
— Labor’s Ire for Rauner On Display at the DNC – TONY ARNOLD
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/labors-ire-rauner-display-dnc#stream/0

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Dems insult Rauner at DNC
http://ilnews.org/8983/dems-insult-rauner-at-dnc/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Second Democratic Party County Board Candidate Drops Out – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/07/28/second-democratic-party-county-board-candidate-drops-out/
— McConchie Has Grand Opening for Senate Office – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/07/27/mcconchie-has-grand-opening-for-senate-office/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— HOUSE REPUBLICANS TAP BREEN TO FILL VACANCY ON BIPARTISAN REFORM WORKING GROUP
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/house-republicans-tap-breen-to-fill-vacancy-on-bipartisan-reform-working-group.html
— NEW FBI FILES SHOW IRS DISCRIMINATION OF TEA PARTY GROUPS STARTED IN 2011
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/new-fbi-files-show-irs-discrimination-of-tea-party-groups-started-in-2011.html
— REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN DOLD BOASTS DEMOCRAT MAYOR’S ENDORSEMENT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/republican-congressman-dold-boasts-democrat-mayors-endorsement.html
— NEW POLL: TRUMP “LOVES THE POORLY EDUCATED,” AND THEY PREFER HIM OVER CLINTON
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/new-poll-trump-loves-the-poorly-educated-and-they-prefer-him-over-clinton.html
— NARAL DIRECTOR BOASTS CONVENIENCE ABORTION AT DNC CONVENTION; CROWD CHEERS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/naral-director-boasts-convenience-abortion-at-dnc-convention-crowd-cheers.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner bites back at union leaders
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/28/rauner-bites-back-at-unions/

— Kirk campaign admits contact with “whistleblowers” after Duckworth settlement
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/28/kirk-campaign-admits-contact-with-whistleblowers-after-duckworth-settlement/

 

THE BLAZE
— Tucker Carlson Says Nancy Pelosi’s Remarks on ‘White Males’ Show Dems Have ‘Pulled the Mask Off’ – Dave Urbanski
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/28/tucker-carlson-says-nancy-pelosis-remarks-on-white-males-show-dems-have-pulled-the-mask-off/
— Trump and the Media are Wrong about Middle-Class Income – Jim Agresti  (DIERSEN: In 1997, GAO paid me at the GS-13 Step 10 rate which is $120,427 today.  Today, my Civil Service Retirement System pension is only $50,720.)
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/trump-and-the-media-are-wrong-about-middle-class-income/

 

GOPUSA
— Jesse Jackson, Hillary’s character witness, blames ‘assault weapons’ for dead cops
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13126
— Pope Francis urges Poland to have solidarity with refugees day after Muslim slit the throat of Catholic priest
http://www.gopusa.com/pope-francis-urges-poland-to-have-solidarity-with-refugees-day-after-muslim-slit-the-throat-of-catholic-priest/

 

BILL O’REILLY
— Booing the War on Terror
http://www.billoreilly.com/b/Staff-Column:-Booing-the-War-on-Terror/935441465849138021.html

 

DAILY CALLER
— Democratic Delegates Outraged Chick-Fil-A Served At DNC – Casey Harper
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/27/democratic-delegates-outraged-chick-fil-a-served-at-dnc/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats claim patriotism, God and American exceptionalism at convention – James Hohmann  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats badmouth and reject patriotism and American exceptionalism.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2016/07/28/daily-202-democrats-claim-patriotism-god-and-american-exceptionalism-at-convention/579957364acce205051bf6a5/
— A Washington Post reporter was banned from a Trump-Pence rally yesterday. That should frighten you. – Chris Cillizza  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about “Republicans” who really are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs a) who do not want me to know about their events or other government/political activities, b) who do not want me to promote their events or other government/political activities, c) who do not want me to attend their events or other government/political activities, and/or d) who do not want me to report on their events or other government/political activities.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/28/a-washington-post-reporter-was-banned-from-a-trump-pence-rally-yesterday-that-should-frighten-you/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Democratic Bash Won’t Matter  Voters want change, and nobody in Philly has credibly argued Clinton can deliver. – KARL ROVE
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-democratic-bash-wont-matter-1469661034

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— Hetero Couples Are More Likely to Get Divorced If the Husband Doesn’t Have a Job – Alicia Adamczyk
http://time.com/money/4428324/divorced-more-likely-husband-not-working/

 

USA TODAY
— Democrats court young female voters with celebrities and song – Maeve McDermott
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/07/27/democratic-national-convention-hillary-clinton-celebrities-young-millennial-voters/87640400/

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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