— Navy Pier: 3 stabbed, more than a dozen others injured in stampede at 4th of July festivities – Jesse Kirsch
— 33 shot, 4 fatally, in 4th of July weekend gun violence across Chicago
FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Navy Pier ‘chaos’ after Chicago fireworks show leaves 3 stabbed, 14 trampled – Danielle Wallace
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats fight against anything and fight everything that discourages illegal immigration.
— Thousands attend Mokena Fourth of July parade – FRANK VAISVILAS (DIERSEN: If the Chicago Tribune reported on Wheaton’s Independence Day parade, it could report that Republican entries in Wheaton’s outstanding 2019 Independence Day Parade were Bob Berlin, Amy Grant, Chris Kachiroubas, Evelyn Sanguinetti, Ann Celine Walsh, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee. Those who walked with the entries included Almiron, Anderson, Carlson, Caruso, Colgan, Collins, Falbo, Fisher, Furstenau, Ives, Keller, LeVan, Marquardt, Marshall, Monino, Muehlfelt, Nathwani, Ruhl, Ryan, Saake, Shaw, and Whelan. With their $2,500 contribution, “DuPage County Republicans” were the top sponsor for the parade and fireworks. Contributions were: $500 from Roger Claar; $250 each from Berlin, Sanguinetti, Phil Suess, and Tim Whelan; and $100 each from Michael Barbier, Grant Eckhoff, Tim Elliott, Grant, Chris Heidorn, Babette Holder, Jeanne Ives, Marty Keller, Bob Larsen, and Walsh. I hand-delivering 500 flyers (printed courtesy of Alpha Graphics) to the residences and businesses on the parade route that include the Republican entries in the parade, the sponsor’s names, and the amounts they contributed.)
— Here’s why the U.S. wealth gap has grown despite record-long economic expansion – CHRISTOPHER RUGABER (DIERSEN: After you graduated from college, what helped you increase your net worth? For me, it was my working for Firestone Stores 1970-1972, for IRS 1971-1980, and for GAO 1980-1997.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Hannah Moore, seen June 26, 2019, in Los Angeles, has struggled to save since graduating from her Chicago college in December 2007, the same month the Great Recession officially began. She has worked nearly continuously since then despite a couple of layoffs.)
— Democrats’ leftward turn was a reaction to Hillary Clinton – JONAH GOLDBERG
— The biggest Women’s World Cup lesson: Teach girls to be competitive – MERCEDES CARNETHON (DIERSEN: Did your parents focus on making you competitive? My outstanding parents did not.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Ottawa: Small-town defense lawyer, shaken by client’s overdose, advocates tough new approach: Treat heroin dealers like terrorists – JOHN KEILMAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are members of the following groups promote Islam: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Legal pot is coming, but until then, ‘We’re not going to let it go,’ suburban cops say – Charles Keeshan and Susan Sarkauskas (DIERSEN: If the Daily Herald reported on the pot situation in Wheaton, it could report that at Wheaton City Council’s meeting Monday evening, July 1, 2019, Tim Whelan and I urged Wheaton Mayor Phil Suess and the Wheaton City Council to make Wheaton the first city in Illinois to ban the sale of recreational pot.)
CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Gerrymandering: We have not yet begun to fight – Editorial (DIERSEN: I have been the Republican Precinct Committeeman for DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton since 1999. I should write a book about the 2015 gerrymandering of my precinct. I would focus on a) those who called for the gerrymandering, b) those who mislead me concerning the gerrymandering, c) those who did not tell me about the gerrymandering, d) those who carried out the gerrymandering, e) those who failed/refused to stop the gerrymandering, f) those who failed/refused to come to my defense, and g) those who did come to my defense. In retrospect, with benefit of hindsight, I should have gotten signatures on a petition to keep me as their Republican Precinct Committeeman from all the Republican voters that I lost, that is, all the Republican voters west of the Prairie Path on Arbor Avenue, Crest Street, Delles Road, Greenwood Drive, and Roosevelt Road.)
DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— When racists try to poison our national symbols, we shouldn’t surrender – Alyssa Rosenberg
ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Fourth of July celebrations draws thousands to the nation’s capital
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Governor Celebrates Gambling Expansion – Greg Bishop
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems Executive Director Anita Bedell said there’s already too much gambling in Illinois. “There will be an increase in problem, pathological gambling because they’ve increased gambling so much,” Bedell said. “They do not have a self-exclusion program. At the same time, they’ve increased the amount of a bet [on video gambling] from $2 to $4.”)
— Trump sticks to patriotic themes at July 4 event – AP
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
— Will recreational cannabis achieve Gov. Pritzker’s goals? JB Pritzker campaigned for governor on a promise to legalize adult use of cannabis in Illinois. – Eva Hofmann (DIERSEN: If Pritzker succeeds, what percent of those in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois will be stoners? Virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes talk and/or act like they a) did smoke pot, b) smoke pot, c) want to smoke pot, d) want everyone to smoke pot, e) have made money selling pot, f) are making money selling pot, g) want to make more money selling pot, and/or h) want government to take in lots of tax revenue from the sale of pot.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who hate America and those who hate Whites promote hatred of America and promote hatred of Whites.
ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Bigot Bezos and Amazon Ban Book on Reparative Therapy – Laurie Higgins
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A GOPUSA ILLINOIS email has gone out each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening too since 2015. Those emails have included links to 339,600 articles and information on many upcoming events.
— Trump celebrates ‘strongest’ U.S. with military flyovers, patriotic revelry Crowd braves rain for new spin on D.C. spectacular – Tom Howell Jr.
— Protesters, Trump supporters clash on Mall before ‘Salute to America’ – Moss Brennan and Emily Ketterer
— Trump sings praises of American exceptionalism in elaborate July 4 salute – Andrew O’Reilly
— 2020 Democrats weigh in on Nike’s Betsy Ross shoe controversy: ‘They are right to listen’ – Adam Shaw (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats paint themselves as being anti-patriotic, 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, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Communists burn Old Glory outside White House
— Ted Cruz: Nike, the brand for ‘people who hate the American flag’; Don Jr. offers an alternative
— Independence Day: Democrats, media furious over pro-military celebration of America in DC
— Trolling the 4th of July
— Illegal aliens avoiding deportation at churches face big fines (DIERSEN: What do you say to churches that ever-increasingly paint themselves and paint their members as being anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
— San Francisco to paint over historic mural of George Washington’s life
AMERICAN FREE PRESS
— House Tackles Slippery Issue of Reparations for Slavery (DIERSEN: Who would the Democrats put in charge of determining how much reparations Republicans in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and America should pay? Which Democrats represent you in in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois and America? Democrats who represent me include Richard J Durbin, Tammy Duckworth, JB Pritzker, Kwame Raoul, Jesse White, Susana Mendoza, Michael W Frerichs, S T Casten, Laura E Ellman, Jean A Kaczmarek, Daniel P Hebreard, Linda E Davenport, Mary F Ozog, Erica Bray Parker, Todd D Scalzo, and Alfonso Gutierrez. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would demand that the aforesaid make me pay lots of reparations. They stress that I am a Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844.)
— They Don’t Hate Donald Trump—They Hate You – Sebastian Gorka (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have demonstrated the most hatred of me. 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. I would focus on those who promote booze, gambling, pot, and other vices.)
— Colin Kaepernick Posts Frederick Douglass Quote: ‘The Fourth of July Is Yours, Not Mine’ – WARNER TODD HUSTON (DIERSEN: How many support Kaepernick, that is, how many hate America in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, in America, and in the world?)
— Healthcare for Illegal Aliens Would Drive Migration of Foreigners ‘with Serious Health Problems’ to U.S. – John Binder
— Trolling the 4th of July – L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham
— Forget Nike, This Company’s Flag Support Can’t Be Wavered: Betsy Ross Sneakers On Sale, With Proceeds To Benefit Veterans’ Charity – MASON THIBAULT
— Border Patrol Refutes Ocasio-Cortez Over ‘Toilet Water’ Claims, Gives Video Tour Of Facility – VIRGINIA KRUTA
— They Belong On the Mall: U.S. Armed Forces Are Defenders of Liberty, Not Tools of Oppression – STEPHEN GREEN
— Ten Independence Day Tweets Showcasing Leftist Media’s Hatred for Patriotism – STEPHEN KRUISER
BIZ PAC REVIEW
— ‘Hannity’ panel rips NYT’s op-ed: If American greatness is a myth, why are so many clamoring to get in? – Frieda Powers
— Cory Booker ups the ante in Democrat political stunts, brazenly escorts 5 migrants across U.S. border – Vivek Saxena
— MSNBC, TV Networks Refuse to Carry Trump’s July 4 Celebration Live – Randy Hall (DIERSEN:
— Looking to Dems For a Savior to Rescue USA From ‘Cruel’ ‘Dictator’ Trump – Geoffrey Dickens
— Trump considering executive order on citizenship question for Census – MORGAN CHALFANT
— Lou Dobbs calls generals ‘snowflakes’ for not supporting Trump’s July 4 speech – MAGGIE MILLER
— Trump is still on track to win reelection – FORD O’CONNELL
— U.S. Soccer Star Ali Krieger: ‘I Refuse To Respect’ Donald Trump The national team player explained why she would “absolutely not” accept an invite to the White House. – Lee Moran (DIERSEN: Those who hate Trump promote those who hate Trump.)
NEW YORK TIMES
— Two Americas, Celebrating Separately in One Place On one side of the Mall, Fourth of July revelers listened to Carole King. On the other, they heard the president salute military might. – Elizabeth Williamson
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Republican-haters want to make getting U.S. citizenship easier.
— Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Fascism’ Claim Too Extreme? ICE is not the SS or the Gestapo. But it has concerning similarities. – Jason Stanley
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump tried to make Independence Day all about him. He ended up looking small.”
— Megan Rapinoe is dividing Americans instead of uniting them in the fight for gender equity – Marc A. Thiessen
— With luck and connections, some score tickets to VIP section of Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ – Hannah Natanson, Samantha Schmidt, and Justin Jouvenal
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use pregnant teens in border centers to promote hatred of Trump.
— The real reason why the left was against Donald Trump’s July 4 speech. With all of the partisan political fights, it was nice to be reminded of American’s amazing heritage. It was inspiring and that’s what we need. – Gary Varvel
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Goodbye Lee Iacocca and the Era When Car Business Was King In the heyday of the legendary auto executive, it was cars, not smartphones that captured Americans’ imagination – John D. Stoll (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hate cars. What industry do/did you want to work in? For me it was the automotive industry. My Democrat superiors in the federal government stressed a) that none of my college degrees are in public policy, b) that I worked for Firestone Stores 1970-1972, c) that I accepted a job offer from Oldsmobile in 1971, d) that I bought new cars in 1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1978, etc., and e) that I bought collector cars in 1989 and 1994.)
DETROIT FREE PRESS
— How to handle your money after you’re laid off – Susan Tompor (DIERSEN: Since 1997, when I was forced to take early retirement when I was 49 years old, in today’s dollars, my income has been $74,338 less a year or 58% less a year. In today’s dollars, my GAO salary was $127,654. My Civil Service Retirement System pension is $53,316.)
IOWA PUBLIC RADIO
— Buttigieg In Sioux City Introduces Plan To Expand Paid Public Service Opportunities – KATIE PEIKES (DIERSEN: What paid public service opportunities did you sign up for? I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, for IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997. Those who sign up for paid public service opportunities should be advised that they will be viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously denigrated by those who hate future, present, and past government employees. I should write a book about those in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois who hate future, present, and past government employees the most.)
— Pence touts legal immigration system at July 4 naturalization ceremony
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater demonizes, denigrates, and condemns the Declaration of Independence.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Donald Trump wanted a big patriotic spectacle: All he got was a damp firecracker Trump yearned for a show along the lines of North Korea or the Soviet Union. Mercifully, America doesn’t do that.”