July 29 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner OKs decriminalizing possession of small amounts of pot – AP  (DIERSEN: Decriminalization promotes consumption.  Because of this, many lives in Illinois will be ruined, many in Illinois will become wards of the state, and many in Illinois will die.  How soon will the following become stoners: you, your spouse, your sisters and brothers, your children, your grandchildren, your great grandchildren, your parents, your grandparents, your great grandparents, the rest of your relatives, your neighbors, those in your precinct, those in your municipality, those in your township/ward, those in your county, and those in Illinois? The more trouble that you have dealing with reality, the sooner that you will become a stoner, the sooner that you will drag everyone around you down, the sooner that you will be completely ruined,  and the sooner that you will be a ward of the state.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rauner-oks-decriminalizing-possession-small-amounts-pot/

— Rauner OKs decriminalizing possession of small amounts of pot
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rauner-oks-decriminalizing-possession-small-amounts-pot/
— City has $137.6M gap — minus cost of saving largest pension fund – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/city-has-137-6m-gap-minus-cost-of-saving-largest-pension-fund/
— Clinton, Kaine, stay on Trump attack as they kick off bus tour – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/clinton-kaine-stay-trump-attack-kick-off-bus-tour/

 

CHICAGO TRUBUNE
— Rauner reduces punishment for minor pot possession from jail to citation – Monique Garcia  (DIERSEN: I have never used an illegal drug and I never will. QUESTION FOR MY CRITICS/OPPONENTS? IF I HAD BEEN A STONER, would I have been able to a) get hired by S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights in 1964, b) score 24 on the ACT in 1965, c) buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966, d) graduate in the top 20% of my high school class in 1966, e) get accepted by UIC in 1966, f) get hired by the Park Forest Post Office in 1966, g) buy a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, h) buy a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, i) graduate debt-free from NIU in 1970, j) get hired by Firestone Stores in 1970, k) get hired by IRS in 1971, l) get promoted by IRS in 1972, 1973, and 1974, m) buy a new town home in University Park in 1972, n) buy a studio condo in the Outer Drive East building in 1974 and a one bedroom condo in that building in 1976, o) earn an MBA from Loyola in 1976, p) get married in 1978, q) buy 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton with my wife in 1978, r) pass the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, s) etc.?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-illinois-marijuana-decriminalzation-0730-20160729-story.html
— Tale of two conventions: Emanuel goes from influential leader to fading star – Bill Ruthhart  (DIERSEN: One example of how dramatically the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) has moved away from its base since 2008, for the 2008 IRP State Convention, 6th Congressional District IRP State Central Committee (SCC) Member Ron Smith appointed me to the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee.  For the 2016 IRP State Convention, 6th Congressional District IRP SCC Member Brian Colgan appointed Pat Brady to that committee.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-democratic-convention-national-profile-met-20160729-story.html
— Hastert scores no points for contesting lawsuit – Denise Crosby
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-hastert-st-0727-20160728-column.html
— Naperville woman is ‘late bloomer’ in college experience – Suzanne Baker  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents stress that I did not earn an MBA until I was 27 in 1976, pass the CPA examination until I was 30 in 1979, earn a masters degree in accounting until I was 31 in 1980, pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination until I was 32 in 1981, become a licensed CPA until I was 33 in 1982, become a Certified Fraud Examiner until I was 41 in 1990, become a Certified Government Financial Manager until I was 45 in 1994, become a Certified Financial Services Auditor until I was 47 in 1996, become a Forensic Accountant until I was 48 in 1997, and earn a master’s degree in financial markets and trading until I was 48 in 1997.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-woman-playwright-st-0729-20160728-story.html
— Illinois AG: Duckworth lawsuit settlement final – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–senate-2016-illinois-lawsuit-20160728-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Rauner approves bill making small amount of marijuana possession punishable with fines, not jail. – AP (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, if Rauner had been a stoner, he never would have had the successes that he has had.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160729/news/307299849/
— DuPage County inviting residents to participate in budget survey – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160729/news/160728830/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The following individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries glorify and praise Democrats but want even more: 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.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160729/discuss/160728854/
— Rauner approves laws inspired by College of DuPage severance tumult – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160729/news/160739919/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Rauner signs bill reducing pot penalties in Illinois – AP (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, if Rauner had been a stoner, he never would have had the successes that he has had.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/183275709-story

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— GOP still betting millions on Madigan’s unpopularity – RICH MILLER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160729/NEWS02/160729784/gop-still-betting-millions-on-madigans-unpopularity
— Rauner signs bill reducing pot penalties – AP (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, if Rauner had been a stoner, he never would have had the successes that he has had.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160729/NEWS07/160729791/rauner-signs-bill-reducing-pot-penalties
— Chicago’s budget gap: $137.6 million
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160729/NEWS02/160729787/chicagos-budget-gap-137-6-million

 

WGN TV
— Republican strategist Chris Robling and Democratic strategist Marj Halperin on Clinton’s DNC speech
http://wgntv.com/2016/07/29/republican-strategist-chris-robling-and-democratic-strategist-marj-halperin-on-clintons-dnc-speech/

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Rauner Signs Bill Reducing Pot Penalties In Illinois – AP (DIERSEN: To use pot is to abuse your body. In the old days, pot users and others who abused their bodies went off somewhere to die. But today, those of us who do not abuse our bodies have to support those who abuse their bodies.)
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/gov-rauner-signs-bill-reducing-pot-penalties-in-illinois-07-29-2016

 

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— Governor signs bill reducing marijuana penalties in Illinois – IVAN MORENO (DIERSEN: To use pot is to abuse your body.  In the old days, pot users and others who abused their bodies went off somewhere to die. But today, those of us who do not abuse our bodies have to support those who abuse their bodies.)
http://www.whig.com/article/20160729/AP/307299723#

 

PONTIAC DAILY LEADER
— County Board member Carolyn Gerwin shares positive experience at RNC – Paul Westermeyer
http://www.pontiacdailyleader.com/news/20160729/gerwin-shares-positive-experience-at-rnc

 

WSIL TV
— Trump transition tests outsider’s governing ability – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32573673/trump-transition-tests-outsiders-governing-ability

 

REBOOT ILLINOIS
— Rauner signs bill decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana possession (DIERSEN: The following individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries are overjoyed: 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.)
http://rebootillinois.com/2016/07/29/rauner-signs-bill-decriminalizing-small-amounts-marijuana-possession/

 

ILLINOIS RIGHT TO LIFE
— SB 1564 was signed into law on July 29, 2016.
http://illinoisrighttolife.org/senate-bill-1564/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Gov. Rauner Kills Conscience Rights by Signing SB 1564 – David E. Smith and Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/gov-rauner-kills-conscience-rights-by-signing-killing-sb-1564/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE

— ILLINOIS GOV. BRUCE RAUNER SIGNS MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION BILL – Bryant Jackson-Green  (DIERSEN: The following individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries are overjoyed: 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.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/rauner-signs-marijuana-decriminalization-bill/

— PERU CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO PUT TOWNSHIP CONSOLIDATION QUESTION ON NOVEMBER BALLOT – Mindy Ruckman
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/peru-city-council-votes-to-put-township-consolidation-question-on-november-ballot/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RAUNER SIGNS BILL REQUIRING PRO-LIFE MEDICAL PERSONNEL, AGENCIES TO DISOBEY THEIR CONSCIENCES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/rauner-signs-bill-requiring-pro-life-medical-personnel-agencies-to-disobey-their-consciences.html
— REP. IVES SIGNS “NO VOTE FOR SPEAKER MADIGAN” PLEDGE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/rep-ives-signs-no-vote-for-speaker-madigan-pledge.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner signs three controversial bills: Marijuana decriminalization, Contraception coverage; “Right of Conscience Act”  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who advised Rauner to sign these bills?  ANSWER: 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://capitolfax.com/2016/07/29/rauner-signs-three-controversial-bills/

 

NEWSER
— Secondhand Pot Smoke May Be as Bad as Tobacco  Both hurt our bodies’ ability to transport blood – Michael Harthorne  (DIERSEN: How much secondhand pot smoke will be inhaling during the next week, during the next month, during the next year, etc.?)
http://www.newser.com/story/228905/secondhand-pot-smoke-may-be-as-bad-as-tobacco.html

 

IMMIGRATION REFORM
— TRAGIC: Immigration in the 2016 Democratic Platform
http://immigrationreform.com/2016/07/26/immigration-in-the-2016-democratic-platform/
— Accomplices in Crime: American Businesses Help Illegal Aliens Commit Identity Fraud, Bypass American Labor Laws
http://immigrationreform.com/2016/07/25/accomplices-in-crime-american-businesses-help-illegal-aliens-commit-identity-fraud-bypass-american-labor-laws/

 

OPPOSING VIEWS
— Record Number Of Concealed Carry Permits Issued In 2015 – Nik Bonopartis
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/number-concealed-carry-permit-holders-reaches-new-high

 

GOPUSA
— Democrats Abandon Workers to Trump  (DIERSEN: Are/were you a worker?  I was 1964-1997. My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that I was a failed, but grossly overpaid, worker who never earned more the $120,427 a year in today’s dollars.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13191
— McDonald’s employee fired for refusing service to police officer
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13153
— Philly police say uniformed cops were barred from DNC floor
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13184

 

BREITBART
— Mainstream Media Ignore Day Four of Democratic National Convention Protests – LEE STRANAHAN
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/07/29/mainstream-media-ignore-day-four-of-democratic-national-convention-protests/

 

DAILY CALLER
— ‘What A Disaster’: Boos, Catcalls Mar Hillary Clinton’s Coronation Speech – Rachel Stoltzfoos
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/28/what-a-disaster-boos-catcalls-mar-hillary-clintons-coronation-speech/

 

NBC NEWS
— Mike Pence: Politics is No Place for ‘Name Calling’ – VAUGHN HILLYARD
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/mike-pence-politics-no-place-name-calling-n619826
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps and Anti-Pences say “Mike Pence Praises Controversial Conservative Group ALEC.”
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/mike-pence-praises-controversial-conservative-group-alec-n620026

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Mike Pence might be the media’s new best friend – Callum Borchers
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/29/mike-pence-might-be-the-medias-new-best-friend/

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR
— Pence attacks ‘same failed policies’ of Democrats in speech at ALEC – James Briggs
http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2016/07/29/pence-addresses-bikers-ahead-alec-speech/87680158/

 

BLOOMBERG
— How Your Local TV Station Is Cashing In on Politics  Local TV news viewership is falling, but broadcasters are adding hours anyway to chase campaign ad revenue. – Tim Higgins
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-29/how-your-local-tv-station-is-cashing-in-on-politics

 

ATLANTIC
— Why Trump Supporters Think He’ll Win  How the election looks to backers of the Republican nominee – DAVID FRUM
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/07/backing-donald-trump/493619/

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Heritage Foundation Proposes $333 Billion in Cuts to Federal Employee Pay and Benefits – Eric Katz  (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.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2016/07/group-proposes-333-billion-cuts-feds-pay-and-benefits/130349/

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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