July 4 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— JULY 4, 2016 FLASHBACK: Republicans who participated in Wheaton’s outstanding Independence Day Parade this morning included: U.S. Senator Mark Kirk; Governor Bruce Rauner, First Lady Diana Rauner, and Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti; State Senator Mike Connelly and State Representative Jeanne Ives; State Representative Peter Breen; DuPage County Board candidate Tim Elliott, DuPage County Board members Grant Eckhoff and Amy Grant, and DuPage County Forest Preserve Commissioner Tim Whelan; and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee.  Please thank those who helped promote/sponsor the parade and the fireworks yesterday evening: Bob Berlin, Peter Breen, Liam Brennan, Fred Bucholz, Mike Connelly, Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, Gwen Henry, Jeanne Ives, Richard Jorgensen, Chris Kachiroubas, Mark Kirk, Brian Krajewski, Bob Lyon, Deanne Mazzochi, James Mendrick, Chris Nybo, Peter Roskam, Darlene Ruscitti, Phil Suess, Tim Whelan, and Jim Zay. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

NBC5
— Christie Beach Day Blasted as ‘Disgraceful’ During Shutdown  But after coming to an agreement with his legislature late Monday, Christie signed the state’s new $34.7 billion budget deal, allowing for the reopening of the nonessential state services in time for the July 4 holiday – Michael Catalini
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/State-Beaches-Closed-to-Everyone-but-Gov-Chris-Christie-Family-Report-432179463.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Stolen FBI vehicle containing several firearms found on Near West Side
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/crime/265469459-story

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Senate Dems to try to go it alone on budget, tax votes – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/despite-veto-threat-credit-agency-calls-budget-progress-concrete/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Emanuel didn’t seek comparison to Mussolini in NYT op-ed – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-rahm-trains-mussolini-0704-chicago-inc-20170703-story.html
— N.Y. Daily News slams Emanuel over ‘dumb’ boast about transit
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-rahm-emanuel-daily-news-20170703-story.html
— From ‘Bridgegate’ to ‘Beachgate’: How Chris Christie’s hubris hobbled his political career – Robert Costa
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-chris-christie-beach-20170703-story.html
— Celebrate the America we are trying to be – Clarence Page  (DIERSEN: What do members of the following groups want America 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?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-fourth-july-frederick-douglass-page-perspec-0704-jm-20170703-story.html
— We the people have a democracy to celebrate – William Choslovsky  (DIERSEN: Members of Group A want to use democracy to get rid of members of Group B.  Members of Group A 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.  Members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-government-democracy-america-freedom-perspec-0704-md-20170703-story.html
— 2 Chicago-area buglers play in prestigious Army band corps – Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-army-fife-and-drum-illinoisans-met-0705-20170703-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Credit rating agencies to Illinois lawmakers: Take the budget deal – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170703/credit-rating-agencies-to-illinois-lawmakers-take-the-budget-deal
— Images: Monday Holiday Festivals and Fireworks – Patrick Kunzer  (DIERSEN: Volunteers at the DuPage Republicans booth at the Wheaton fireworks included Flo Dangelo, Marty Keller, Paula McGowen, Janet Shaw, and Tim Whelan.  Republican participants in the Warrenville Independence Day parade included Janice Anderson, James Mendrick, Birt Minor, Al Murphy, Peter Roskam, and Dave Tornga.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170703/images-monday-holiday-festivals-and-fireworks

 

WTTW
— Senate to Call Fourth of July Budget, Tax Vote – Amanda Vinicky
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/07/03/senate-call-fourth-july-budget-tax-vote

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Layoffs begin as state road construction shuts down – Tim Landis
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170703/layoffs-begin-as-state-road-construction-shuts-down
— July 4 perfect time to step back and remember what unites us – Editorial (DIERSEN: Members of Group A want to use democracy to get rid of members of Group B.  Members of Group A 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.  Members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170703/our-view-july-4-perfect-time-to-step-back-and-remember-what-unites-us

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— State Rep. Steven Andersson defends vote for 32-percent state income tax increase – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/07/03/local-representative-defends-vote-for-32-percent-state-income-tax-increase/agm6p3c/

 

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— GOP lawmakers defend ‘yes’ vote on income tax rate increase – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2017/07/03/gop-lawmakers-defend-yes-vote-on-income-tax-rate-increase/a51s18j/

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Budget could go to Governor’s desk by Tuesday – Esther Kwon and Rachel Droze
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/budget-could-go-to-governors-desk-by-tuesday

 

WSIL TV
— What happens if Governor Rauner vetoes the budget bill? – Roni LeForge
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35805123/what-happens-if-governor-rauner-vetoes-the-budget-bill
— Christie feels the heat politically after a day at the beach – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35805650/christie-feels-the-heat-politically-after-a-day-at-the-beach

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Dem proposes panel to remove President if unfit to lead  Panel would be mostly physicians, psychiatrists
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/dem-proposes-panel-to-remove-president-if-unfit-to-lead/757201376

 

  1. LOUIS TODAY
    — Illinoisans pay, either way – Editorial
    http://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20170703/editorial-illinoisans-pay-either-way

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Causes & cures of income inequality: Chicago School Economics made lively by UChicago’s Kevin Murphy – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/07/causes-cures-of-income-equality-chicago-school-economics-made-lively-by-uchicagos-kevin-murphy-cableweb/

 

LAKE COUNTY GAZETTE
— Wheeler, McSweeney, Sauer, Jesiel vote against tax hike
http://lakecountygazette.com/stories/511143303-wheeler-mcsweeney-sauer-jesiel-vote-against-tax-hike

 

SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS NEWS
— Randolph County GOP platform aligns with national Republican stance
http://swillinoisnews.com/stories/511143304-randolph-county-gop-platform-aligns-with-national-republican-stance

 

SANGAMON SUN
— Rauner, Schneider say Madigan broke good faith with tax hike measure – Caitlin Nordahl
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511143199-rauner-schneider-say-madigan-broke-good-faith-with-tax-hike-measure

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Business leaders decry tax hike with no reforms – Dan McCaleb
https://www.ilnews.org/news/economy/business-leaders-decry-tax-hike-with-no-reforms/article_9f3afea4-6025-11e7-aafa-d322a669e00e.html
— GOP lawmakers: Tax hike part of Madigan hoodwink – Benjamin Yount
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/gop-lawmakers-tax-hike-part-of-madigan-hoodwink/article_bac65630-601d-11e7-b4e3-230927ab17c6.html

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Illinois Dems take another leap into the economic abyss – Tom Rogan
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/illinois-dems-take-another-leap-into-the-economic-abyss/article/2627713

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— July Fourth poll: 95% of Trump voters say they are patriotic – Jennifer Harper
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/3/inside-the-beltway-yes-presidential-critics-still-/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Despite the din of partisan discord — much of it induced by the news media — Americans still say they’re patriotic on this Independence Day. Star-spangled sentiment lingers: 79 percent of the public would describe themselves as patriotic; 92 percent of Republicans and 80 percent of Democrats agree, along with 95 percent of those who voted for President Trump, and 78 percent of those who voted for Hillary Clinton. So says a wide-ranging Economist/YouGov poll conducted during the last week of June. The Republican Party has a little edge here. The poll found that while 46 percent of Americans overall say that both major political parties are “patriotic,” 33 percent cited the GOP and 21 percent the Democratic Party. But what constitutes patriotism? Sixty-nine percent of Americans overall said that someone could criticize Mr. Trump and still be considered patriotic; 61 percent of Republicans and 73 percent of Democrats agree with that. Another 68 percent also said that one could criticize former President Barack Obama and still be considered a patriot as well; 75 percent of Republicans and 65 percent of Democrats agree. The public is not so cordial toward people who burn the American flag or refuse to pay their taxes, however. Those acts are among those that garnered much less support as demonstrations of patriotism; just 21 percent would call a flag-burner patriotic. See the Poll du Jour at column’s end for more numbers.)

 

DAILY CALLER
— Sen. Warren’s Challenger Sends Her DNA Test – Amber Athey  (DIERSEN: What is your national origin?  During the 1840s and 1850s, all my ancestors immigrated to northeast Illinois from what is now Germany.  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used that against me. In my defense, I stress that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans during WWII if he had not been 4-F.  Further, according to
http://dna.ancestry.com, my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/03/sen-warrens-challenger-sends-her-dna-test/

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Poland 1st: Why Trump visits ex-communist nation before UK – VANESSA GERA  (DIERSEN: The more pro-America that a country is, the more that anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn that country.)
http://www.njherald.com/article/20170702/AP/307029905#

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Americans oppose Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/03/world/middleeast/iran-trump-cartoon-contest.html
— Happy Fourth of July! Show Us Your Papers – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/03/opinion/voter-fraud-data-kris-kobach.html?ref=opinion
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps in California crow over their success in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/03/us/politics/california-trump-visit.html
— A Backlash Builds Against Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley – KATIE BENNER
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/03/technology/silicon-valley-sexual-harassment.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— CHICAGO TRIBUNE ARTICLE TITLE: More than 2 billion now using Facebook  Likes and shares are becoming our common language – Christopher Ingraham  (DIERSEN: Since 2004, I have used GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to share more than 274,400 articles.  Ask my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes how many articles have they shared since 2004.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/30/if-facebook-were-a-religion-it-would-be-the-second-largest-in-the-world/

 

NEW YORK POST
— Why the media has broken down in the age of Trump – Michael Goodwin
http://nypost.com/2017/07/01/why-the-media-has-broken-down-in-the-age-of-trump/

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.