— Super PAC backing Kirk airs ads criticizing Duckworth on Syrian refugees – Rick Pearson
— Decoding the unwritten rules on fitness for office – Ellen McConnell Blakeman (DIERSEN: Democrats run America, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, etc. According to Democrats, the more planks in the Democrat Party platform that you promote, the more fit that you are.)
— When Rahm Emanuel becomes political baggage – Kristen McQueary
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page editorial with a color photo of Mary Schmich unethically made to look like a news article, the Chicago Tribune blames the problems that women have had, are having, and will have on men, and especially on men 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.
— It’s about time – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: Women who work against me the hardest reject the right-to-life plank and/or the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform.)
— Observations on the 2016 conventions’ money trail – Lynn Sweet
— Sheriff: Hostage situation resolved at Cook County Jail – Mitchell Armentrout
— Why is there a revolving door in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office? – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: ANSWER: If you are not successful in driving members of the following groups out of Chicago, Emanuel dumps you: Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Clinton’s vision for nation guided her convention – Mark Brown (DIERSEN: Clinton supporters and anti-Trumps 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.)
— Where does a patriot turn in 2016? – Mona Charen (DIERSEN: Many, if not most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents despise patriotism. Operatives and dupes for the aforesaid discourage everyone from supporting Wheaton’s Independence Day parades.)
— SNEED: A medical report . . . U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin made it personal. As a major supporter of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, Durbin said he had no health insurance when his first child was born, and showed up at the hospital looking for the charity ward. “I’ve never felt more inadequate as a husband and a father. I never want anyone to have to feel like that.” (DIERSEN: I have always had health insurance. My critics/opponents use that to demonize me, to denigrate me, and to condemn me as being someone who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and who has always been privileged.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Clinton paints herself as experienced unifier – AP (DIERSEN: Clinton and other anti-Trumps unify individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries 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 AGAINST 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.)
— Officials discuss ideas, reforms at Lake Zurich area legislative breakfast – Mick Zawislak
— Third-party candidate for DuPage County Board won’t be on November ballot – Robert Sanchez
— HILLARY CLINTON ACCEPTS DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT – Alan Krashesky and Charles Thomas (DIERSEN: Clinton says “When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit.” Democrats run the federal government. In the federal government, ever-increasingly, GS-13 is the ceiling if you are not a Democrat.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they are going to get rid of you if you do not promote Islam.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote Christine Williams. What was your “ticket to a better life?” My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that my ticket was simply being a White male.
(FROM THE ARTICLE: We report all too often on the gun violence that cuts short the lives of young people in our city. But one Chicago-area college student is trying to re-write that script, and the Democratic National Convention could end up being her ticket to a better life. At first glance, Christine Williams, 19, looks like every other volunteer working at the Wells Fargo Center. She checks DNC credentials and shows people to their seats. But, this Aurora University sophomore is so much more. Williams is from Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, a high crime area, prone to gun violence. She even knows people who have been shot. But she wants something different for herself and her 2-year-old daughter. “I have goals, I have dreams, I have big dreams,” Christine says. She’s among a handful of college students from across the country picked by the Washington Center, a DC based nonprofit organization, to work at the Democratic National Convention. With a nearly 3.8 GPA, the political science and business administration major, who’s also minoring in accounting and international studies, hopes this experience will lead to bigger and better things. The trip to Philly was Williams’ first plane ride ever. She admits she wasn’t really into the political process – at first – but now she one day hopes to run for political office, maybe congress or even president, thanks to Hillary Clinton. She knows most people don’t expect someone like her, a teenage mother from the West Side of Chicago, to end up successful. But that’s only pushing her to do more. “It allows me to give my community a voice, and how that just because you’re from a certain part, certain area, doesn’t mean that you can’t become something in life,” she said. Well said, Christine.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Duckworth makes it clear that if she is elected, she will get rid of those who share Trump’s and Diersen’s demographics. Why didn’t she brag in her speech that she had her thugs throw me out her rally with Michael J. Fox in the Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton in 2006? Why didn’t she stress that Trump and I not only are not veterans, we both avoided the draft?
— When A White Politician Speaks Spanish, What Do People Hear? (DIERSEN: I hear the politician saying that they want even more preference to be given those who speak Spanish. Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, how soon will you be barred from getting an education, barred from getting a job, and barred from getting anything else if you do not speak, read, and write Spanish? In what year does Mexico and its citizens, many millions of whom are in America illegally, anticipate that America will formally surrender to Mexico?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Clinton promises steady hand in dangerous world.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Kinzinger says “Trump talk continues to be problematic.” How problematic does Kinzinger find Clinton talk to be?
CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Donald Trump’s former ghostwriter resumed his searing criticism of the Republican nominee Thursday, describing the Republican presidential nominee as a megalomaniac who cares only about himself. – CNN (DIERSEN: Who are the ghostwriters for your critics/opponents?)
BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois delegates at Dem convention unload on Rauner, work to energize base – TAYLOR SCHWARTZ
— How the concealed carry law fares: Illinois gets positive reviews, violence prevention group urges caution – K. JANIS ESCH
KANE COUNTY CONNECTS
— 6 KANE COMMUNITIES RANKED AMONG 2016 SAFEST PLACES IN ILLINOIS
MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Steve Reick Holds McHenry Fundraiser – Cal Skinner
— Illinois was one of 13 states that had its real GDP shrink in the first quarter of 2016
ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— IFI to State Board of ED: Don’t Comply With Obama’s Locker Room Mandate Action – Laurie Higgins
— LERNER-LED IRS INVESTIGATION DIDN’T DETER WEST SUBURBAN PATRIOTS (DIERSEN: In 1999, I became the Treasurer and a Director of Adversity.Net, a nonprofit foundation that fights reverse discrimination. After a long battle, with Congressman Henry Hyde’s help, Adversity.Net succeeded in prompting IRS to grant it 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. Its website used to be at www.adversity.net. Those who reject the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform, their operatives, and their dupes have always worked extremely hard against me.)
— Cullerton repeats demand that Rauner will decide tax hike (DIERSEN: Democrats always want Republicans to pay more taxes, and especially Republicans who are Protestant, conservative, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you promote pot, you are anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti Republican, and anti-American.
— Racist, Anti-Semitic DNC Opens Convention by Denouncing Trump’s ‘Bigotry’
— DNC interrupts moment of silence for fallen police officers with shouts of ‘black lives matter’
— Trump slams Hillary over failure to say ‘radical Islam’
— Obama wants focus on student loan collections reduced (DIERSEN: Did you take out a loan to pay for your undergraduate college expenses? I did not. What if I had taken out a loan to pay for my 1970 bachelor’s degree in management from NIU and I had defaulted on that loan because I was unemployed a) because I had refused Firestone Store’s job offer in 1970, b) because I had refused Oldsmobile’s job offer in 1971, c) because I had refused IRS’s job offer in 1971, and/or c) because I had refused GAO’s job offer 1980? All of my critics/opponents either a) would not have been offered the aforesaid jobs or b) would have refused the aforesaid jobs if they had been offered to them.)
— TRUMP CASTIGATED FOR ACKNOWLEDGING IMMIGRATION THREATS The Sword of Damocles hanging over America’s head. – Michael Cutler (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs make it clear that they want to replace you with an illegal. Ever-increasing, Democrats and RINOs make it clear that they 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.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps paint Donald Trump as being David Duke. Anti-Trumps 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.
— What’s Next for ‘Team Sanders?’ Bernie for Budget Chair, Beating Wasserman Schultz – John Gizzi
— Trump’s Call for $10 Minimum Wage Spurs Confusion, Opposition – Todd Beamon
— Previously Hidden Report Confirms ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Defy Federal Laws – Kathryn Watson
— Hillary Clinton Accepts Democratic Nomination: ‘When There Are No Ceilings, the Sky’s the Limit’ – Leigh Munsil (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. In the federal government, ever-increasingly, GS-13 is the ceiling if you are not a Democrat.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Duckworth demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump for avoiding the draft like I did. Anti-Trumps 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. Ever-increasingly, sooner or later, if you are not a veteran, Democrats and RINOs will use that against you.
— Pence puts conservative credentials on display – Matthew Nussbaum (DIERSEN: Have the following invited Pence to speak in Illinois: Kirk, Rauner, Sanguinnetti, Munger, Schneider, Durkin, Radogno, your representative on the Illinois Republican State Central Committee, the chairman of your Republican county party organization, the chairman of your Republican township/ward party organization, etc.? If not, why not? Of course, needless-to-say, if I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, I would have invited Pence to speak at a TAPROOT event. Of course, needless-to-say, if you got elected or appointed to a government or political office as a Republican, and you are not going to help elect Trump/Pence, you should immediately resign.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Over the course of 45 minutes before a crowd of a few hundred here, Mike Pence showed why Donald Trump tapped him to be his running mate: his ability to dish out hot helpings of red meat that appeal to conservative voters in a way Donald Trump can’t. Pence promised big tax cuts, the rolling back of regulations, repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and, in a point he returned to time and again, a conservative Supreme Court.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote top Hispanic Democrat Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) who “tears into Trump.”
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republicans sought to undermine Becerra’s speech by blasting out a release questioning his “record of residency issues, extremist connections, drug dealer advocacy, and backstabbing,” as Becerra began his speech.)
— Trump Campaign Struggles to Pull Off Minority Outreach Events – JANE C. TIMM (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps shout at minorities and everyone else that 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 are racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. Anti-Trumps 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.)
NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say 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 anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors, but who hypocritically say that they “love America?”)
— A Paradoxical Position on Youths Fleeing Violence – LIZ ROBBINS (DIERSEN: Democrats want to give U.S. citizenship immediately to anyone who promises to vote for Democrats.)
— Want to Drive in Beijing? Good Luck in the License Plate Lottery – OWEN GUO (DIERSEN: Most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents who say that they are conservative and/or Republican despise if not hate cars, and especially cars made by union members.)
LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Two conventions, one vast gulf: Republicans and Democrats appear to be speaking to different countries – David Lauter
— Trump says Democrats ignore terrorism, crime and illegal immigration – Michael Finnegan
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Donald Trump responded Thursday to scorching attacks by President Obama and others at the Democratic convention by saying they were “not talking about the real world” of Islamic terrorism, unchecked illegal immigration, rampant crime, a depleted military and U.S. jobs “pouring into Mexico.” “Boy, am I getting hit,” the Republican presidential nominee complained to supporters at a rally in Davenport, Iowa. Trump denied accusations that he’d outlined a dark vision of America last week at the GOP convention in Cleveland, saying he had offered a “very optimistic” prescription for overcoming the nation’s troubles. The normally unbridled New York businessman was relatively subdued at the first of two Iowa campaign stops. He said he’d resisted the temptation to respond “viciously” to those attacking him at the Democratic gathering this week in Philadelphia. “I was going to hit one guy in particular — a very little guy,” he said in an apparent reference to Michael R. Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor and political independent who branded Trump a “con” in a speech to Democratic delegates on Wednesday. “I was going to hit this guy so hard, his head would spin. He wouldn’t know what the hell happened.” Trump said he was heeding an unnamed governor’s advice to stay focused on attacking Hillary Clinton. “I was going to hit a number of those speakers so hard, their heads would spin,” he said. “They’d never recover. That’s why I still don’t have certain people endorsing me. They still haven’t recovered.” Trump’s restraint came a day after he sparked controversy by inviting Russian cyberhackers to unearth more than 30,000 deleted emails from when Clinton was secretary of State. Critics accused him of borderline treason for encouraging a foreign adversary to intrude illegally into a former Cabinet member’s email. Trump told Fox News on Thursday that his challenge to Russia was meant to be sarcastic. Undaunted by charges that he was too friendly toward President Vladimir Putin, Trump told the crowd in Davenport that the U.S. needed to improve relations with Russia. “Wouldn’t it be nice if we actually got along with Russia?” he said. Trump bemoaned the U.S. fighting “politically correct wars,” but the only one he specified was the Iraq war. “We shouldn’t have been in Iraq in the first place,” Trump said. “I was totally against being in Iraq, right from the beginning.” That statement is incorrect. In a radio interview on Sept. 11, 2002, six months before the war started, Howard Stern asked Trump whether he supported an invasion of Iraq. “Yeah, I guess so,” Trump answered. “I wish the first time it was done correctly.” Trump also told the crowd that the United States was “one of the highest-taxed nation in the world.” But the CIA’s World Factbook ranks the United States 171st out of 219 countries in the percentage of gross domestic product spent on taxes.)
— ‘America’s destiny is ours to choose,’ Clinton says – Annie Linskey and Victoria McGrane (DIERSEN: Under Clinton, the following will choose America’s future: 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.)
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
— Is the Elite Media Failing to Reach Trump Voters? – Isaac Chotiner
— Hey Democrats, do more than talk Like Republicans now, Democrats could soon be overthrown by the people they’ve long been pretending to help. – J.D. Vance (DIERSEN: What do you say to “Republican” activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants etc. in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois who talk and/or act like they want to get rid of each and every person who voted for Trump?)
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Donald Trump’s Florida clubs are hiring — but the jobs will go to foreign workers – Meg Wagner
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Donald Trump wants to bring jobs back to America — and some foreign workers to fill them. Trump is looking to hire 78 servers, housekeepers, and cooks for his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach and the nearby Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, according to Federal labor records. As he has for years, the Republican presidential nominee filed this month to import foreign workers for the jobs instead of hiring Americans, Buzzfeed News first reported Wednesday. Department of Labor records show Trump has sought H-2 visas for hundreds of foreigners to fill temporary positions at the two properties in recent years. The visas are issued through a legal program that allows employers to temporarily hire foreign workers when there are no Americans available to do the work. But hundreds of U.S. applicants either applied or were referred for the jobs, but only a handful were hired, the New York Times reported in February. Since 2010, nearly 300 U.S. residents applied or were referred for jobs as waiters, waitresses, cooks and housekeepers there, but only 17 were hired, according to The Times. Over the same time period, 500 visas for foreign workers were filed at Mar-a-Lago. Laurel Baker, the executive director of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, said the practice was common at seasonal seaside properties. “That’s something that appears to happen at all of the hotels or resorts,” Baker said. “The argument is that there are few locals available to do the work. This is more of a resort community.” Trump’s two properties are looking to hire 37 waiters and waitresses, who will be paid $11.13 an hour, and 26 cooks, who will earn $12.74 an hour. Additionally, Mar-a-Lago needs 15 $10.17-an-hour housekeepers.)
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Catholic Paths of Pence and Kaine Two vice-presidential candidates handled disagreeing with the church differently. – ROBERT A. SIRICO (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who increasingly demonstrate a) that they are anti-Protestant and b) that they are especially anti-Missouri Synod Lutheran.)
— Let’s Agree on Free Community College – RAHM EMANUEL and BILL HASLAM (DIERSEN: Students should be advised that life is hard out there and that their critics/opponents will use their attending a community college against them. My critics/opponents stress that none of my college degrees are from Ivy League universities, that is, my critics/opponents badmouth UIC, NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and IIT.)
Both parties should get behind an idea that helps thousands of students in Chicago and Tennessee.
— Democrats vs. Democrats on the Sharing Economy Young Obama voters use apps like Airbnb all the time. But the party stands with unions and lawyers. – ALLYSIA FINLEY (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were extremely anti-union. They stressed that I had been a union member for almost 12 years and that I bought cars that had been made by union members.)
— Microsoft Is Slashing 2,850 More Jobs – Rishika Sadam / Reuters
— Have you gotten up from your desk today? Physical inactivity is costing people a lot more than their slim-fit jeans: A report published Thursday by The Lancet, a U.K. medical journal, puts the number at $27.8 billion in the U.S. alone, with global figures reaching $67.5 billion. – Alicia Adamczyk (DIERSEN: My sitting at my desk 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out has cost me many tens if not hundreds thousands of dollars.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Clinton brags that she is a better at insulting people than Trump is.
— ISIS Wants a Global Civil War – MAAJID NAWAZ
— How the Rum-Soaked Royal Navy Sobered Up It’s been nearly 50 years since British sailors stopped getting a daily ration of liquor. – WAYNE CURTIS
— GSA: Feds can be reimbursed for Uber, Lyft – Carten Cordell
— Make it Easy to Fire Federal Workers… And Then What? – Jeff Neal (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
— New Version Ford Mustang Costs Less To Insure Than Honda Civic For First Buyers – Mario Caballero
(FROM THE ARTICLE: So why is it cheaper for first time buyers to insure a Ford Mustang than it is the Honda Civic? The Civic offers up plenty of safety features and it isn’t as fast as the Mustang, so you would have thought it would have been the other way around. In fact there is a data pool which shows which age groups and cars are more prone to having accidents and making a claim. This means that the model of the vehicle actually goes towards how much insurance you are going to have to pay. So, first time buyers are able to buy a Ford Mustang and get it for cheaper insurance than they would the Honda Civic.)