July 7 Morning Edition

— Trump hits Chicago next Tuesday for high-dollar fundraising – Lynn Sweet
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The host for the Chicago luncheon is Ron Gidwitz, the Trump Victory Illinois finance chairman, a powerhouse fundraiser for GOP Illinois candidates up and down the ticket.)
— Laquan McDonald’s tragic past to be used by defense? – Mary Mitchell  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, if you are involved in government or politics, the older that you get, the more that your critics/opponents spin your past against you.)


— Unions open their wallets against Rauner’s hand-picked comptroller candidate
— Will Newt Gingrich save Donald Trump from disaster? – Jonah Goldberg


— FRONT PAGE: Why longer life spans may spell bad news for public pensions – Marie Wilson  (DIERSEN: What is your life expectancy, that is, how long are you expected to live?  I am 67 years and 9 months old.  According to Social Security (
https://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/longevity.cgi), I have 17 years left to live.)
— Hillary Clinton’s ‘extremely careless’ email policy – Editorial
— Trump and the rebellion against ‘elites’ – Kathleen Parker  (DIERSEN: Who are the elites, that is, who has the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  I should write a book about nasty/troubled/failed/vicious people in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who talk and act like they are operatives or dupes for whoever has the most clout.  They talk and act like the elites, that is, those who have the most clout, blame me for their problems, blame me for your problems, blame me for my problems, and blame me for everyone’s problems.)


— How the state financial mess could still kill college dreams for thousands – STEVEN R. STRAHLER (DIERSEN: How did you pay for your college expenses? I paid for my college expenses while I attended UIC full-time 1966-1968 and then NIU full-time 1969-1970 with money that I earned working for the Park Forest Post Office for about $15/hour in today’s dollars part-time during the school years and full-time during the summers of 1967, 1968, and 1969. My outstanding parents provided me with room and board in their home in Crete 1966, 1967, 1968, weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and the summer of 1969. That allowed me to save enough money to stay at University Plaza Dormitory for two semesters in 1969 and one in 1970 and then to share an apartment for the 1970 summer session at Lincolnshire West Apartments.  I graduated debt-free in August of 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in management, a 1969 Dodge Charger SE, and a job working for Firestone in its Chicago Heights store.  If tuition back then was as high as it is now, I doubt that back then I would have had enough money to buy a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967 and a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The state’s budget mess could delay or even kill chances for completion of college degrees for as many as 18,000 recipients of state financial aid, according to the agency that administers the grants. About one in seven respondents to a survey by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission said they were doubtful of returning to college this fall because of funding issues involving the Monetary Award Program.)


— How Newt Gingrich became Donald Trump’s inside man  Gingrich: Time to get on the bandwagon – CNN
— Marco Rubio won’t attend the Republican convention  Rubio seeking re-election – CNN


— Rep. Foster, Sanders campaign tried to shift 13th race – Bernard Schoenburg
— Home care for seniors a worthy investment – Vincent Speranza


— Could U.S. become another Illinois? – Doug Ross


— District 200’s Facility Shortcomings Could Lead to 2017 Referendum  Officials in Wheaton-Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 are discussing the possibility of an April 2017 referendum. – Carrie Frillman


— Turnover in Gov. Rauner’s “Turnaround Administration” About a half dozen top aids and directors have left in the first 1 1/2 years – Matt Porter


– 26 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN ILLINOIS MAKE FORBES’ 2016 TOP COLLEGES RANKING – Kevin Hoffman  (DIERSEN: IIT is ranked 8th; in 1997, I earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT. DePaul is ranked 10th; in 1980, I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul.  Loyola is raked 9th; in 1976, I earned an MBA from Loyola.  NIU is ranked 20th; in 1970, I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU.  UIC is ranked 13th; I attended UIC 1966-1968.  What do say to those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn non-Ivy League colleges and universities and their alumni?)
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— Hillary to promise free tuition to millions of students; who will pay?  (DIERSEN: Democrats always want Republicans to pay for everything.)
— Democrat Platform Follies
— Will the West Survive the Century? – Patrick J. Buchanan  (DIERSEN: Those who oppose Trump 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.  How many of the aforesaid apply to you?  Do you oppose Trump?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Nativism … xenophobia or worse” is behind the triumph of Brexit and the support for Donald Trump, railed President Barack Obama in Ottawa. Obama believes that resistance to transformational change in the character and identity of countries of the West, from immigration, can only be the product of sick minds or sick hearts. According to The New York Times, he will spend the last months of his presidency battling “the nativism and nationalism” of Trump and “Britain’s Brexiteers.” Prediction: Obama will fail. For rising ethnonationalism and militarization of frontiers is baked in the cake, if the West wishes to remain the West. Behind that prediction lie the startling figures of the U.N.’s “World Population 2015” chart, which just arrived. Consider but a few of those figures. Between now and 2050, Europe will lose 32 million people. Not one European nation has a fertility rate — 2.1 children per woman — sufficient to keep it alive. A quarter of all Europeans are 60 or older. The tribes that created the West are passing away. Contrast Europe with Africa, just across the Mediterranean. Between now and 2050, Africa will add 1.3 billion people, to reach 2.4 billion in 2050. Then its population will double again, to 4.4 billion, by 2100. Only 5 percent of Africans are 60 or older, while 41 percent of Africans are 15 or younger. Given the tyranny, destitution and disease that afflict Africa, what — other than barriers, border guards and warships — is there to stop tens of millions of young African men from crossing over in coming decades to fill the empty spaces left by dying Europeans? The Arab-Muslim population of North Africa alone, from the western Sahara and Morocco to Egypt and Sudan, will add 130 million people in 35 years. Egypt will add 60 million, to reach a population of 151 million by 2050. Yet Egypt will still have only the fifth-highest population of Muslims, behind Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. While impossible to find a Western country with a fertility rate that will prevent its native-born people from dying off, it is difficult to find a Muslim country that does not boast a rising or exploding population. If the future belongs to the young, it belongs to Asians, Africans and Latin Americans, and it belongs to Islam. Eastern Europe presents the grimmest picture in Europe. Between now and 2050, Poland will lose 5 million people; Ukraine almost 10 million; and Russia 15 million. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will see one-sixth of their combined population disappear. Such losses are comparable to those of World War II. In percentage terms, Ukraine will suffer most. By midcentury, its population will have shrunk by 21 percent, to 35 million. Is this not a graver matter than whose flag flies over Crimea? The bleakest prospects belong to Japan, home to some of the most capable, industrious and advanced people on earth. Between now and 2050, Japan will lose 19 million people and see its population fall to 107 million. A third of the nation is already 60 or older. Only 1 in 7 Japanese are under 16. Japanese are the oldest people on earth. In coming decades, a large slice of Japan’s population will be working to support health care, pensions and welfare for the aged, infirm and dying. And the United States?With Mexico and Central America adding 56 million people in 35 years, either the U.S. secures its southern border or the 11-12 million immigrants here illegally will have millions of new compatriots. America is already evolving into another country. Though the U.S. is projected to grow by 67 million people in 35 years, this growth will be wholly among Hispanics, Asians and African-Americans. In each of the past four years, non-Hispanic white Americans have registered more deaths than births. Between July 2014 and July 2015, the Asian-American population grew by 3.4 percent, and the Hispanic population grew 2.2 percent. The black population was up 1.3 percent. But the white population grew by only 0.1 percent. White America has begun to die. Can Obama really believe that amnesty for undocumented immigrants is still in the cards with a Republican Congress scorched by the forces behind Trump? Can he believe that the right-wing parties proliferating across Europe, which see their nations imperiled by a rising tide of Muslim immigrants and refugees, will pack it in and support the EU’s march to a transnational superstate that controls immigration and borders? What has been tabled for discussion this year, in Europe and America, is the future of the West as an identifiable civilization to be cherished and defended by the peoples whose ancestors created it. And Obama’s reverence for Islam notwithstanding, the West remains the greatest civilization of them all. Belatedly, Western Man appears to have decided to defend the shire, pull up the drawbridge, and man the parapets on the castle walls. As for Trumpism and the Brexiteers, Mr. President, in the words of Jimmy Durante, “you ain’t seen nothing yet.”)


— Democrats’ filibusters shield illegal immigrants, sanctuary cities – Stephen Dinan


— Pro-Life Democrats Ask Their Party to ‘Open the Big Tent’ – Kate Scanlon  (DIERSEN: “Republicans” who reject the right-to-life plank in the Illinois Republican Party platform, their operatives, and their dupes have always worked very hard against me.)


— Anti-Trump Forces Close to ‘Conscience’ Vote at Convention – Greg Richter
— Priebus on AG’s Decision: ‘Slap in the Face’ to Those Who ‘Play by the Rules’ – Todd Beamon


— The downside of dumping Trump – W. JAMES ANTLE III
— Sessions: 91% of illegal youths handed over to illegal relatives – PAUL BEDARD


— RNC: Clinton ‘allowed to play by a different set of rules’ – Rebecca Savransky


— 200 House Republicans show up to meet Trump  CNBC personality Larry Kudlow introduces the presumptive nominee. – Rachael Bade, Heather Caygle and John Bresnahan


— Trump Goes Back to Washington to Face Wary Republicans – BENJAMIN SIEGEL and ALI ROGIN


— Donald Trump Meets With Republicans in Congress – ALAN RAPPEPORT, JENNIFER STEINHAUER and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN
— Democrats Plan Early Attacks Tying G.O.P. Candidates to Trump – ALEXANDER BURNS  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries work the hardest against Trump?  ANSWER: 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 for a long time.)
— On Trump: Some GOP Say Yes, Some Say Never – AP
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Hillary Clinton Embraces Ideas From Bernie Sanders’s College Tuition Plan  In-State Colleges Free for those Families Earning Up to $125,000 – STEPHANIE SAUL and MATT FLEGENHEIMER  (DIERSEN: In today’s dollars, how much did your parents earn when you were young?  In today’s dollars, my outstanding father earned less than $50,000 a year while I attended UIC and NIU. He died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21.  My outstanding mother stayed home and raised me and my brother.  After my father died, she earned a GED and worked for dentists in Crete.)


— Will other federal employees make out as Clinton did? – Joe Davidson
— House Democrats launch ad blitz linking Trump to GOP members – Sean Sullivan and Paul Kane  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries work the hardest against Trump?  ANSWER: 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 for a long time.)


— Obama Administration Awards $55 Million for Research on Genetic Links to Disease  Millions of Americans to be studied, with goal to develop more precise drugs, medical treatments – THOMAS M. BURTON


— When it comes to campaign promises, presidents usually try, often fail – Rick Hampson  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs promise to give preference 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.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: 20 veterans a day committed suicide in 2014, new data show – Gregg Zoroya  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats and/or veterans.  Democrats are nasty.  Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  Democrats are disciples of Saul Alinsky.  My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted at my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government that I was a draft dodger. They stressed that I sought and obtained student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971.)
— Military families deserve more than lip service – Gen. James L. Jones Jr. and Sheila Casey,


— U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci introduces bill to put national debt in plain sight – Sabrina Eaton


— Texas GOP delegate resistance to Trump grows – Mike Ward


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Democrat Party runs America. Ever-increasingly, the Democrat Party demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Republicans like the Nazi Party demonized, denigrated, and condemned Jews.)
— Trump Campaign Floats Ivanka for VP Because ‘She’s Got the Looks’ – Claire Landsbaum


— House Trying Again to Make It Easier to Fire VA Employees – Ian Smith  (DIERSEN: What about protecting federal employees against political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid? Soon, if not already, all federal employees will be Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
— House Passes Package of Reforms Aimed at Federal Agencies and Employees – Ian Smith


— Lawmakers Want to Fast Track Hiring and Firing For Yet Another Troubled Federal Agency – Kellie Lunney  (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.)


— Hillary Clinton’s Plan for Free College Sounds Awfully Familiar – Martha C. White  (DIERSEN: Nothing is free.)
— You Can Thank Brexit for Lowering U.S. Mortgage Rates – Reuters


— Bill O’Reilly Says Obama’s ‘Deep Emotional Ties’ to Islam Put Country in Danger – Hrafnkell Haraldsson


— Trump says he has TEN people on his VP short list – including two retired generals! – but two potential running mates have pulled out in just one day – DAVID MARTOSKO
— How Hillary Clinton limps forward after the damning FBI report – REUTERS

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.