July 6 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— How ‘smart’ people pooh-pooh ‘dumb’ people who like Donald Trump – Kathleen Parker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-voters-dumb-smart-perspec-0706-jm-20160705-story.html
— Food redistribution firm Dot Foods to open $20M facility in University Park – Greg Trotter (DIERSEN: What do you know about University Park?  I delivered mail to all the homes and businesses in University Park several times while I worked for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969.  I owned a town home in University Park (http://www.zillow.com/homes/%22774.dash.5-sunset-court%22-university-park_rb/) 1972-1984.  I lived in it full-time 1972-1974 and then part-time 1974-1976.  I rented it out 1976-1984.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-dot-foods-facility-0706-biz-20160705-story.html
— Privatization winners, losers: Indiana Toll Road vs. Chicago parking meters – Aaron Renn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-daley-privatization-meters-mitch-daniels-indiana-perspec-0706-jm-20160705-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Evil of abortion celebrated as good news – Carol Uhlarik, Elk Grove Village
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160706/discuss/160709764/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— State to begin paying nearly $1.6M owed 2015 state fair vendors – Tim Landis
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160705/state-to-begin-paying-nearly-16m-owed-2015-state-fair-vendors

 

WTTW
— Opponents of State Stopgap Budget Explain Their Votes – Nick Blumberg
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/05/opponents-state-stopgap-budget-explain-their-votes

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Scott Walker to speak at GOP convention  Walker previously critical of Trump – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/scott-walker-to-speak-at-gop-convention
— Trump: FBI decision on Clinton proves ‘our system is totally rigged’  Candidate accuses Clinton of bribing the attorney general – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trump-fbi-decision-on-clinton-proves-our-system-is-totally-rigged
— Kasich not telling delegates to back Trump at convention  Candidate says he’s not looking to be a ‘disruptive force’ – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/kasich-not-telling-delegates-to-back-trump-at-convention

 

WSIL TV
— Trump: Saddam killed terrorists ‘so good’ – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32379685/trump-saddam-killed-terrorists-so-good

 

HERALD NEWS
— No heroes in Springfield – Scott Reeder
http://www.theherald-news.com/2016/07/05/reeder-no-heroes-in-springfield/aeaxd3l/

 

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage Officials Talk Consolidation of Clerk’s Office, Election Commission  Local officials say they hope to merge two county departments located in Wheaton. – Carrie Frillman
http://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-officials-talk-consolidation-clerks-office-election-commission-0

 

CITIZEN KELLY
— William J. Kelly Takes Over Middays at WCGO Radio
http://www.citizenkelly.com/william-j-kelly-takes-over-middays-at-wcgo-radio/

 

REBOOT ILLINOIS
— ILLINOIS MOTOR FUEL TAX REVENUE IS ON THE DECLINE – FRANK MANZO  (DIERSEN: How much motor fuel tax do you pay?  How many miles do you drive each year and how heavy are your vehicles?  I drive very few miles each year because I spend 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out.  The few miles that I do drive are in a 2003 Chevy Cavalier, 2016 Ford Mustang, 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max, 2005 Chevy Corvette, or 1996 Ford Thunderbird.)
http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/06/30/editors-picks/frank-manzo/illinois-motor-fuel-tax-revenue-is-on-the-decline/60636/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Obama Dishonors National Park Service – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/obama-dishonors-national-park-service-2/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WILL MARK KIRK ONCE AGAIN BE THE ONLY REPUBLICAN TO SUPPORT SANCTUARY CITIES?
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/will-mark-kirk-once-again-be-the-only-republican-to-support-sanctuary-cities.html
— FBI DIRECTOR COMEY TO TESTIFY BEFORE HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE THURSDAY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/fbi-director-comey-to-testify-before-house-oversight-committee-thursday.html
— RNC RELEASES NEW VIDEO: TALE OF TWO PRESS CONFERENCES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/rnc-releases-new-video-tale-of-two-press-conferences.html
— FIVE VERIFIED LIES HILLARY CLINTON TOLD THE PUBLIC ABOUT HER EMAILS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/five-verified-lies-hillary-clinton-told-the-public-about-her-emails.html

 

PROGRESS ILLINOIS
— Job Barriers Facing Ex-Prisoners Could Cost U.S. Economy At Least $78 Billion – Ellyn Fortino  (DIERSEN: Would ex-prisoners seek/take the jobs you have/had?  My critic/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn the jobs that I have had auditing federal agencies, collecting delinquent federal taxes, selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances, working on an automobile assembly line, working as a security guard, delivering mail, pumping gasoline, chipping slag, cleaning golf shoes, washing dishes, delivering news papers, or doing yard work as being BAD jobs.  And in addition, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I was dramatically overpaid while I held the aforesaid jobs.)
http://progressillinois.com/quick-hits/content/2016/06/24/job-barriers-facing-ex-prisoners-could-cost-us-economy-least-78

 

GOPUSA
— Hillary Clinton: Too Big to Jail
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12101
— Trust: Clinton email claims collapse under FBI probe
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12094
— Transgenders in military: Impeachable, damaging, and expensive
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12008

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Churches fight back against Iowa bid to silence biblical views on sexuality, gender identity – Bradford Richardson (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want to abolish the First Amendment.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/5/churches-fight-back-against-iowa-bid-to-silence-bi/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Two churches are fighting back against the Iowa Civil Rights Commission after the agency issued an interpretation of state law that could bar churches from expressing biblical views on sexuality and gender identity — even from the Sunday pulpit. Fort Des Moines Church of Christ filed a federal lawsuit against the commission on Monday, arguing that the agency’s interpretation of the Iowa Civil Rights Act violates the First Amendment. Christiana Holcomb, legal counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, which represents the church, said it is difficult to “imagine a more obvious unconstitutional invasion of the state into the internal affairs of the church” than what the Civil Rights Commission is proposing. “Churches should be free to teach their religious beliefs and operate their houses of worship according to their faith without being threatened by the government,” Ms. Holcomb said in a statement. “That is a foundational First Amendment principle.” The lawsuit came in response to an explanatory brochure titled “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity — A Public Accommodations Provider’s Guide to Iowa Law,” released by the Civil Rights Commission. It says churches are public accommodations and therefore generally subject to the Iowa Civil Rights Act.)

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Mr. Comey, Hillary Wants Another Job That Requires a Security Clearance – Jim Geraghty  (DIERSEN: I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years.  I got a security clearance a) in 1980 when I started working for GAO, b) in 1971 when I stared working for IRS, and c) in 1966 when I started working for the Post Office.  I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) who have never gotten a security clearance or b) who could not get one if they tried.)
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/437515/mr-comey-hillary-wants-another-job-requires-security-clearance
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Bizarrely, even after declaring the FBI was not recommending indictment, Comey implied that if Hillary Clinton still worked for the federal government, she could be fired or have her security clearance revoked: “To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions.” Mr. Director, have you noticed she’s trying to get hired for another high-level government job that involves handling lots of classified information?)
— FBI Rewrites Federal Law to Let Hillary Off the Hook – ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/437479/fbi-rewrites-federal-law-let-hillary-hook

 

THE BLAZE
— Clinton Is Above The Law, So The Law Is Dead – Matt Walsh
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/clinton-is-above-the-law-so-the-law-is-dead/324754/

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, you are gotten rid of.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/house-republicans-lgbt-bills_us_577bf899e4b041646410d8c7

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs a) encourage people to come to America illegally, b) encourage people to stay in America illegally, and c) encourage people to bring other people to America illegally.  In my opinion, that is treason.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/06/opinion/can-obama-pardon-millions-of-immigrants.html
— Part-Time Jobs and Thrift: How Unpaid Interns in D.C. Get By – KATIE SHEPHERD  (DIERSEN: When you were a full-time college student, what did you do when you were not in class?  I pumped gasoline, delivered mail, worked on an automobile assembly line, and worked as a security guard.  During 1972, I worked full-time for IRS, worked part-time for Firestone Stores, and took graduate business classes at Loyola.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/06/us/part-time-jobs-and-thrift-how-unpaid-interns-in-dc-get-by.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When Dominic Peacock found out he had been selected for an unpaid summer internship at the National Congress of American Indians here, he looked up the airfare from Albuquerque, rejected the option, and boarded a bus and rode 44 hours. Now, after a long day thumbing through bills and working for legislation to protect tribal artifacts, he walks a few blocks to a hotel restaurant where he buses tables until 1 a.m. His workweek — 60 to 75 hours long — affords him one day off to catch up on chores in his American University dorm room and explore the city. “This is the schedule that I want,” said Mr. Peacock, a senior at the University of New Mexico and member of the Acoma Pueblo tribe. “I’m going to finish this. I don’t care what it costs.” Thousands of interns like Mr. Peacock have descended on the nation’s capital, hoping to gain connections and work experience answering phones, sorting mail and occasionally helping with larger projects in congressional offices, federal institutions, nonprofits and legal divisions across the city. And unlike private companies, the government and nonprofit organizations do not have to pay them.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Class Anger Fuels Town’s Pro-Brexit Defiance – Andrew Higgins  (DIERSEN: What class were you born into?  My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as someone who was born into the upper class. In my defense, a) neither of my outstanding parents attended college, my father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, and my mother never attended high school, b) my father fought type 1 diabetes from age 14, worked in the office of a chemical plant, almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills, and died suddenly when he was 47 and I was 21, and c) my father did not buy a new car until he was 45 and it was a bottom of the line 2-door Chevy with almost no options.  If I was born into the upper class, why during my junior and senior years in high school did I spend four evenings a week and Saturdays during the school year and the summer in between washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights?)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/06/world/europe/wigan-england-brexit-working-class-voters.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Washington Lobbyists’ Trump Card: Skipping GOP Convention  Donald Trump has railed against those whose experience and cash could help in Cleveland – REBECCA BALLHAUS  (DIERSEN: I am an unpaid volunteer lobbyist for the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) resolution against video gambling. Of course, needless-to-say, because of that, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. that reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the IRP platform and/or reject the MTRCC resolution against video gambling focus on destroying me.  What do you say to those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican who focus on destroying me?)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/washington-lobbyists-trump-card-skipping-gop-convention-1467626402
— Putin’s Press Propagandists  The point of Russian TV coverage of the Ukraine war, Arkady Ostrovsky points out, is not to report fighting but to ignite it. – KAREN DAWISHA (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, those “Republican” activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, and political consultants who want me to be their propagandist focus on destroying me because I refuse to do that.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/putins-press-propagandists-1467761144
— Why So Many Missed the Nationalist Surge  Politicians and young, educated urbanites live in an economic and cultural bubble. – WILLIAM A. GALSTON  (DIERSEN: Most, if not virtually all my current critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes “live in an economic and cultural bubble.” Many of them have never lived or worked outside of Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, or DuPage County. None of them have had the jobs that I have had auditing federal agencies, collecting delinquent federal taxes, selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances, working on an automobile assembly line, working as a security guard, delivering mail, pumping gasoline, chipping slag, cleaning golf shoes, washing dishes, delivering news papers, or doing yard work.  Most significantly, none of my current critics/opponents, their operatives, or their dupes worked for Democrats for almost 30 years like I did.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-so-many-missed-the-nationalist-surge-1467761219
— Laws Are for Little People  Comey delivers an indictment but won’t seek one. – JAMES TARANTO  (DIERSEN: How little are you?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that I am no longer the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, I am no longer a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, I am no longer the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, I am no longer an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, I am no longer an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, I am no longer a GAO employee, etc.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/laws-are-for-little-people-1467742661
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Gun Control Won’t Fix Chicago  Sixty-four people were shot over the holiday weekend. But the left only talks about ‘assault rifles.’ -JASON L. RILEY
http://www.wsj.com/articles/gun-control-wont-fix-chicago-1467761037
— Donald Trump Still Finds Few Backers in Congress  Less than two weeks before GOP convention, the party’s congressional wing still shows little enthusiasm for likely nominee – SIOBHAN HUGHES and KRISTINA PETERSON
http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-still-finds-few-backers-in-congress-1467762209
— Jim Comey’s Clinton Standard  He shows how she broke the law then rationalizes no indictment. Editorial
http://www.wsj.com/articles/jim-comeys-clinton-standard-1467759942
— How to Revive Company Pension Plans  Congress should pass the Pension and Budget Integrity Act as soon as possible. – JULIO A. PORTALATIN (DIERSEN: Many, if not most of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have severe financial problems.  Of course, needless-to-say, they are furious that I get a Civil Service Retirement System pension and Social Security, although both are dramatically reduced.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-revive-company-pension-plans-1467761094

 

USA TODAY
— Trump casino empire dogged by bad bets in Atlantic City – Karen Yi
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/07/05/trump-atlantic-city-usa-today-network-records-regulators/86717110/
— Safety training for covering the conventions – Sherry Ricchiardi  (DIERSEN: 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.  Anti-Trumps believe that their end justifies their means.  Anti-Trumps are disciples of Saul Alinsky.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2016/06/26/voices-safety-training-covering-conventions/86336188/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When the message popped up on the iPad screen, I did a double take: Journalists were ponying up $1,195 for a two-day hostile-environment class to prepare for covering the Republican and Democratic national conventions. It took a moment to sink in. Safety training is a lifeline for correspondents heading to Iraq or Afghanistan, where they could face rocket attacks, firefights and suicide bombers. But Cleveland and Philadelphia? In recent months, American media organizations have been providing reporters headed to the conventions with special training just as they do for those they send to combat zones. To safety experts like Frank Smyth, it makes perfect sense. “I have been a journalist for nearly 30 years. I have never seen this level of concern about any domestic political event,” says the former war correspondent. “People mention unrest unfolding at the DNC, but the RNC has potential to be much more violent.”)

 

FED SMITH
— Top 10 Agencies With Highest Federal Employee Salaries – Ralph Smith  (DIERSEN: Securities and Exchange Commission is at the top with $173,587.)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/07/05/top-10-agencies-with-highest-federal-employee-salaries-and-individual-awards/

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.