July 28 Morning Edition

— Illinois’ political machine is still humming – Austin Berg
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE IN THE NAPERVILLE SUN: If old library becomes landmark, city would be forced to buy it, mayor says – Erin Hegarty
— Wisconsin won Foxconn factory, but Illinois won’t lose out – Robert Reed
— Wall Street agency: Chicago will need $1.3 billion more for pensions by 2023 – Hal Dardick
— Officers who responded to Steve Scalise shooting receive Medal of Valor – Ellie Silverman
— ‘A wonderful, loving family’: Boy dies from Beecher crash that killed pregnant mother, 2 brothers – Zak Koeske, Alicia Fabbre  (DIERSEN: My outstanding parents had me baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crete in 1948. They sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961, then sent me to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod, and then had me confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran (MSL) at Hope Lutheran Church in 1962.  I should write a book about those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn MSLs as being “too conservative.”)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Thursday evening, about 200 people gathered at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crete to pray for the Schmidt family. The family was headed to Vacation Bible School at the church when the wreck occurred. “I believe you all understand when I say I wish we weren’t here,” Pastor Frank Italiano told his congregation. . .The service was the second one for the family. On Wednesday night, 200 people gathered at Firemen’s Park for a prayer vigil, where two local pastors offered prayers, blessings and a message of hope. The solemn event was organized by a group of local mothers who did not know the Schmidt family but were touched by the tragedy.)
— What Trump’s attacks on Sessions can teach employees dealing with aggressive bosses – Ally Marotti
— Will Congress help companies use forced arbitration to undercut consumers? – Lauren Saunders
— GOP blame-game begins after Senate sinks Obamacare repeal bill – AP


— Scaramucci battles White House leaks with kerosene and match – AP
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps and anti-Sessions promote LGBTQ activity.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump succeeding in breaking Republicans’ spirit.”


— Tollway wants higher I-90 speeds, but officials warn of confusion – Marni Pyke
— Kane Co. sheriff helps trim deficit; Lauzen calls for same from others – James Fuller
— The truth behind business migration – John Carpenter, President and CEO, Choose DuPage, Lisle


— Kinzinger rips Trump over transgender tweet – GREG HINZ


— Why not Illinois?  Illinois not only isn’t competitive with neighboring states, it’s also not trying to be competitive with neighboring states – Editorial


— Incomes getting more unequal, tied to anti-union efforts – Bill Knight (DIERSEN: Virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) want cheap labor, b) hate unions, c) hate past, present, and future union members, and d) want wages and benefits to be cut for everyone but themselves.  They stress that I was a union member for almost 12 years.)


— New poll shows signs of trouble for Rauner – Brandon Richard  (DIERSEN: What do you get blamed for?  Will anti-Trumps want to keep me as the DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 Republican Committeeman a) because only 137 voted for Trump in that precinct while 211 voted for Clinton and b) because Trump got fewer votes than Clinton in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois?)
— Sessions not leaving unless pushed – AP (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What did I “gain” by taking my Democrat GAO superiors’ early retirement “offer” on September 30, 1997 when I was 49 years old?  ANSWER: No longer having to come to work and enduring their tremendous efforts to get rid of me. QUESTION: What did I lose?  First, the difference between my salary ($122,991/year in today’s dollars) an my Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension (currently $50,856/year) or $72,135/year in today’s dollars until I would taken regular retirement and then the difference between what my CSRS pension would have been (much more than $50,856/year) and $50,856/year for the rest of my life.  So far, during the last 238 months, I have lost $1,430,856 in today’s dollars, that is, what my salary would have been ($2,439,500) minus the CSRS pension payments that I have received ($1,008,644). But the lost money is nothing compared to the ammunition that my Democrat GAO superiors gave my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.  They use my being forced to take early retirement to hint/imply/argue/shout that I must be a racist, a sexist, a bigot, or even far worse things.)


— Senate sends Russia sanctions bill to Trump’s desk  White House has not said if Trump will sign it – JEREMY HERB  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the unsuccessful attempt that my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes made to sanction me at the start of the 2006 Illinois Center Right Coalition Annual Convention (ICRC) in the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall. Previously, my Democrat GAO superiors had sanctioned me by forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, not promoting me beyond GS-13, keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forcing me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974.  My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, ICRC, American Association of Political Consultants, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc, SIDE WITH MY DEMOCRAT SUPERIORS IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGAINST ME.)


— Candidates Investigated For DuPage County Associate Judge Position  The DuPage County Bar Association Judiciary Committee will investigate 14 candidates (Alan J. Brinkmeier, Ronald D. Menna, Jr., Christine T. Cody, Azam Nizamuddin, Maureen R. Dunsing, Margaret M. O’Connell, Kevin A. Halverson, J. Damian Ortiz, Angelo J. Kappas, John J. Pcolinski, Jr., Nicholas C. Kirkeles, Nemura G. Pencyla, Ann M. Lampariello-Perez, and Jay M. Reese) for the position of Associate Judge. – Andrea Earnest


— How Does Chicago’s Sanctuary Law Stack Up Against Other Cities?  You don’t have to look too far to find a city with more protective laws. – MAURICIO PEÑA  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps a) illegally encourage people to illegally come to America illegally, b) illegally encourage people to illegally stay in America illegally, and c) illegally encourage people to illegally bring others to America illegally. Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)


— New poll shows signs of trouble for Rauner’s re-election chances


— Winger backs Rauner vow to spread public school funding evenly – Caitlin Nordahl


— Illinois is Broke but Legislators Still Want to Spend More Money on Abortion – Monte Larrick
— Illinois: Safe Haven for Abortionists, Killing Zone for the Unborn – Tami Jackson  (DIERSEN: What percent of those in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois promote abortion, that is, what percent vote for Democrats and RINOs?)




— Pritzker campaign attacks new House GOP floor leader as “radical”  (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.  Outstandingly, Breen focuses on defending and advancing the Illinois Republican Party platform.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Pritzker campaign is not happy…Rep. Peter Breen is reportedly taking over as House Republican floor leader, a move that solidifies Illinois Republicans’ dramatic shift to the right under failed Governor Bruce Rauner. Breen will replace moderate Rep. Steven Andersson who was exiled following his leadership in overriding Bruce Rauner’s reckless budget veto. The new floor leader will have the opportunity to make his radical social conservative views priorities for House Republicans. Here are just a few of the extreme right-wing stances that Breen has taken recently: Defended a new Rauner hire that compared abortion to Nazi eugenics. Fought against a bill strengthening the Illinois’ Equal Pay Act, calling it “the stupidest bill we’ve considered.” Lied about the potential risk Illinois women face in maintaining access to reproductive healthcare. Opposed marriage equality. “Peter Breen’s ascension to House leadership is another sign of the radical right-wing takeover led by Rauner and his team of ’superstars’ who are desperate for a political win,” said Pritzker campaign spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. “The damage he’s done to Illinois so far is unconscionable. Bruce Rauner continues to line his administration with ideologues eager to help him hold children and families hostage to his political agenda—a move that means more damage is coming.”)
— Rauner says he’s asked “key” Republican legislators to negotiate on SB 1
— Board of Elections to take up new Kobach Commission request at August 22nd meeting


— Trump Confidante: President Forcing Priebus Out to Elevate Loyalists  Sources say explosive Scaramucci offensive against Reince a sign of looming outsider takeover of White House – Jim Stinson  (DIERSEN: Who/what are you loyal to?  I am loyal to those who defend and advance the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)


— Rep. Gutierrez Calls for Democratic Party to ‘Eliminate’ Trump in 2018 – Nick Kangadis  (DIERSEN: Who has called for you to be eliminated?  I should write a book about those who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should be eliminated. They are full of hatred.)


— ‘No Safe Spaces’ documentary maker tells lawmakers: We need family values to defeat censorship – JEREMIAH POFF  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents either fail/refuse to promote family values or work against family vales. Many of them promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, and vices including booze, gambling, and pot.)


— Listen To God’s Voice – Tim Hetzner  (DIERSEN: Virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes crow that they are a member of a church, that they attend church services, and that they give money to a church.  They talk and act like God told them to end my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster service, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership, GAO employment, IRS employment, etc.  They talk and act like God tells them every day to get rid of me.)


— Media Keep Butchering the Facts About Obamacare


— Can Luis Gutierrez Read? A Breitbart Investigation – TONY LEE


— ‘Never Should Have Trusted A Reporter’: Scaramucci Responds To The New Yorker Piece – Amber Randall  (DIERSEN: Of course, ever since I became a reporter for GOPUSA in 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted at everyone that no one should trust me.  I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
— Here’s Where The 19 Million Obamacare-Dependent Folks Live – Robert Donachie
— Survey: National Anthem Protests Reason For Poor NFL Ratings – KENT STROBL


— Ford’s Mustang remains on top, thanks to global appeal


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Michael Steele sides with Democrats against Republicans.  Everyone attributes that to the RNC’s dumping him as its chairman. Obviously, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want me to side with the Democrats. They dumped me as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, etc.)


— Senate rejects Obamacare repeal  In dramatic floor vote, McCain ‘no’ vote helps upend slimmed down repeal. – JOHN BRESNAHAN, BURGESS EVERETT, JENNIFER HABERKORN and SEUNG MIN KIM
Pentagon takes no steps to enforce Trump’s transgender ban
— The Defense Department is awaiting guidance from the White House amid fears that thousands of troops could be forced out. – BRYAN BENDER and JACQUELINE KLIMAS (DIERSEN: In 1966, when I was 18 years old, the Selective Service classified me 1-A (Available for military service) even though my vision has never been correctable to 20/20, I have partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (SEE:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease). If I had said that I was a woman or that I wanted to be a woman, the Selective Service would have immediately classified me 4-F (Registrant not qualified for military service).)


— Scaramucci And The Pale Horse Of Pestilence – Jim Moore  (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, all the managers that the Democrats who ran GAO sent to run its Chicago office came with a list of Chicago office to get rid of. Of course, I was always very high on those lists because I am Republican, White, male, old (born in 1948), and non-veteran.  Further, I did not make GS-13 (currently $94,610) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $111,801) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $131,508) by age 35, or Senior Executive Service (currently $161,900) by age 40. Further, I complained about patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.  Further, in 1988, when I was 40 years old, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The head of GAO while Diersen v. GAO was pending in federal courts says “We have way too many wingnuts in Washington.”


— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Viral photo of breastfeeding mom smoking pot stirs debate – Nisean Lorde


— Health Care Debate: Obamacare Repeal Fails as McCain Casts Decisive No Vote – ROBERT PEAR, THOMAS KAPLAN and EMILY COCHRANE
— Anthony Scaramucci’s Uncensored Rant: Foul Words and Threats to Have Priebus Fired – PETER BAKER and MAGGIE HABERMAN
— Switching Careers Doesn’t Have to Be Hard: Charting Jobs That Are Similar to Yours – CLAIRE CAIN MILLER and QUOCTRUNG BUI  (DIERSEN: In 1980, when I was 31 years old, I transferred from IRS to GAO. Much of the work that I did for IRS was similar to the work that I did for GAO including investigating, interviewing, gathering data, summarizing data, analyzing data, developing recommendations, and report writing. But the Democrats who ran GAO dismissed/belittled the skills that I developed working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173.  To transfer, they forced me to take a downgrade from GS-12 Step 5 down to GS-9 Step 10, an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Money Can Buy (Some) Happiness – NIRAJ CHOKSHI  (DIERSEN: Since September 30, 1997, I have had $1,430,856 less money in today’s dollars to buy happiness with because my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” on that date.)


— Scaramucci: ‘If Reince wants to explain that he’s not a leaker, let him do that’ – Jenna Johnson  (DIERSEN: Because they cannot manipulate/dominate me, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint me as being a leaker.)
— Latest fight at Illinois Capitol threatens money for schools – AP
— The night John McCain killed the GOP’s health-care fight – Ed O’Keefe
— Senate rejects measure to partly repeal Affordable Care Act, dealing GOP leaders a major setback – Juliet Eilperin, Sean Sullivan and Kelsey Snell
— Democratic senators hit Trump’s retirement cuts for feds, while unions oppose his personnel chief pick – Joe Davidson  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have made it very clear that they a) wanted my federal pay and benefits to be cut and b) want my federal retirement benefits to be cut.  In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)


— Anthony Scaramucci says Steve Bannon sucks – Josh Hafner


— Affirmative action divided California Democrats. What changed in the governor’s race? – CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO  (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, Whites, males, older people, and non-veterans.)


— The Link Between Marijuana and Schizophrenia – Maia Szalavitz


— It’s time to remove sex-identity from birth certificates – Heath Fogg Davis  (DIERSEN: Should men who claim to be women get the Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion benefits that women get?)


— Court Rules Against Politician Who Banned Access to Her Facebook Page  Facebook page of Virginia county politician is forum protected by the First Amendment, judge says – Joe Palazzolo  (DIERSEN: Who did/does/would ban you from their Facebook page?  Those who did/does/would ban me from their Facebook page are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and/or they a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
— The Democrats’ Biggest Problem Is Cultural  Since 1968, the party has been alienating working-class voters. President Trump is the latest result. – Ted Van Dyk  (DIERSEN: To be a Democrat is to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
— Why Not a Day of Rest From Politics?  Mainline Protestant pastors are more left-leaning than their parishioners. – Libby Sternberg  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, “religious leaders” act as operatives or dupes for the Democrat Party. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton hint/imply/argue/shout that they have gotten all the “religious leaders” in Wheaton to CONDEMN ME TO HELL.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps argue against building The Wall.
— Ex-Convicts Help Companies Fill Need for Skilled Labor  As jobless rate declines, employers increasingly find qualified workers among recently released prisoners – Jeffrey Sparshott  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents demonize, denigrate, and condemn all the jobs that I had, so of course, they have no problem with convicts holding those jobs.  I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assemble line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)


— If Foxconn Builds It, Will Workers Come? Wisconsin Bets Yes – Michelle Jamrisko  (DIERSEN: Have you ever moved to be closer to where you worked?  In 1974, when I was 25 years old, immediately after IRS promoted to a GS-12 (currently $79,563/year) job in the Loop, I bought a studio condo in the Outer Drive East building and walked to work and to graduate evening business classes at Loyola. In 1976, I bought a one bedroom condo in the building, I continued to walk to work, and I walked to graduate evening accounting classes at DePaul.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote LGBTQ activity.


— Senator Wants to Stop the IRS From Rehiring Employees It Fired – Ian Smith  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, IRS would NOT have a) hired me in 1971, b) promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, or c) let me work there for almost 9 years. To get rid of me, my Democrat IRS superiors a) got rid of the IRS manager who had promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, b) disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974 (SEE:
http://www.gao.gov/products/463866), c) did not promote me beyond GS-12, and d) disallowed my education deductions in 1978. My Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates dismissed/belittled the fact that a) I earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, b) I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, and c) I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980.)


— Republicans Take First Shots at Slashing Individual Federal Employees’ Salaries – Eric Katz  (DIERSEN: Are/were you accused of being overpaid?  My critics/opponents have always accused me of being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)


— Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Iraq War vet, confirms Trump’s transgender ban is complete lunacy – Kelly Macias  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Duckworth promotes LGBTQ activity. In 2006, she had one of her LGBTQ goons throw me out of a public event that she had in Wheaton.)


— Republicans Welcome Military Transgender Ban; Democrats Don’t  (DIERSEN: To be a Democrat or to be a RINO is to promote LGBTQ activity.

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.