June 11 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— I encourage Republican candidates on 2020 ballots in Wheaton to a) submit your entry form (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/july-2019-independence-day-celebration-parade-entry-tickets-59341549171) for Wheaton’s 2019 Independence Day Parade ASAP and b) help sponsor the fireworks and parade. So far, the Republican parade entries are Bob Berlin, Amy Grant, Evelyn Sanguinetti, Ann Celine Walsh, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee. So far, $1,900 has been pledged toward the $2,500 “DuPage County Republicans” sponsorship commitment: $500 from Roger Claar; $250 each from Berlin, Sanguinetti, Phil Suess, and Tim Whelan; and $100 each from Michael Barbier, Tim Elliott, Marty Keller, and Walsh. $600 is still needed. Please phone me ASAP at 630-653-0462 or email me ASAP at [email protected] if you want to help sponsor the fireworks and parade. I will be hand-delivering 500 flyers 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. In addition, contributors are invited to be at the Republican table at fireworks on July 3. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Local officials discussing how new marijuana law would impact municipalities Local municipalities to discuss local impacts of recreational pot – BRITTANY KEEPERMAN (DIERSEN: Who is taking the lead to stop the sale of pot a) in your municipality and b) in the unincorporated areas of your county? All of the following should be lining up to speak out against pot at public hearings: Republican activists, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican party leaders, Republican major donors, Republican political consultants, business leaders, religious leaders, healthcare leaders, education leaders, law enforcement leaders, etc.)
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/06/06/local-officials-discussing-how-new-marijuana-law-would-impact-municipalities/ar36dcv/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: ‘We have a lot of evaluating to do’ Local officials say they have been watching the issue but it’s unclear how the legislation will impact McHenry County. Harvard City Council likely will discuss the matter this month, City Administrator Dave Nelson said. “If [council members] don’t have any issues with it, we don’t have to do anything,” Nelson said. “In the event they get a client to retail here, there is a tax on that, and that’s another discussion.” Municipalities can impose a local tax on recreational marijuana, under the bill. They cannot ban its use but can enact ordinances to regulate where the shops are allowed to open. “A unit of local government, including a home-rule or non-home-rule county within the unincorporated territory of the county may enact ordinances to prohibit or significantly limit a cannabis business establishment’s location,” according to a portion of the bill. Inquiries about launching a marijuana business in Harvard have already come in, said Charles Eldredge, director of the Harvard-Woodstock enterprise zone. He said several potential growers had approached him about the possibilities and were looking at sites within the enterprise zone. “The city of Harvard has expressed to me that they would be very open to a grow facility located in the enterprise zone,” Eldredge said. The Woodstock City Council discussed the matter at a recent workshop, but a clear stance on the issue hasn’t yet emerged, City Manager Roscoe Stelford said. “We have a lot of evaluating to do,” Stelford said. “My understanding of the law is that you can’t ban the use. You can only ban the sale. There will be communities that allow it because it’s now lawful, and you will see the impact … but we still need to do more research. It’s still so new.”)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Mike Pence says banning pride flags at US embassies is ‘the right decision’ The Trump administration came under fire at the beginning of June for allegedly banning U.S. embassies from flying the pride flag.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/11/18661135/mike-pence-pride-flag-ban-us-embassies
— FOP denounces Lightfoot-repeated rumor as ‘wholly false and offensive’ The mayor tried to defuse the situation Monday: ‘What I said was, I heard a rumor and I hope that’s not true. That piece of it hasn’t been picked up in the news media.’ – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/6/10/18659945/fop-fraternal-order-police-kevin-graham-ightfoot-rumor-better-government-association
— So much was left undone by Gov. Pritzker And while there’s no disputing Pritzker and lawmakers got loads done this spring, the way they went about it was the same old, same old that needs to go. – Madeleine Doubek 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/10/18660273/j-b-pritzker-illinois-legislature-michael-madigan-redistricting-reform-madeleine-doubek
— Bring troops home and send more kids to college It aids the ambitious children of low-income families in rural and urban areas to lift themselves above their circumstances. – Jesse Jackson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned a) those who served in Vietnam and b) those who did not serve in Vietnam.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/10/18660404/pell-grants-pell-donald-trump-cutting-pell-grants-student-loans-student-loan-debt-trump-tweets

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot responds to criticism for repeating rumor FOP told officers to lay back over Memorial Day – John Byrne
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-met-lori-lightfoot-police-rumor-response-20190610-story.html
— A few pointers for the 60% of male managers who now say they’re uncomfortable mentoring women – Heidi Stevens (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates did everything that they could to turn my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were female against me. Similarly, they did everything that they could to turn my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were Democrat, minority, younger, veteran, liberal, moderate, non-Protestant, non-German American, those who had financial, health, and/or other problems, those whose spouses had no income, those who did not have professional certifications or licenses, those who had no work experience when GAO hired them, those whose ancestors had not been in America for a long time, those who had children, those who drank a lot, those who gambled a lot, those who golfed a lot, those who focused on spectator sports, those who owned dogs, etc. against me. I should write a book about that.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-life-stevens-monday-men-uncomfortable-mentoring-women-metoo-0610-story.html
— When women take group photos, why do they line up like Rockettes? – Leslee Komaiko
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-women-group-photos-selfies-pose-20190610-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: Responding to call for circus ban, group says animals have been treated properly at DuPage fairgrounds – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190611/repsonding-to-call-for-circus-ban-group-says-animals-have-been-treated-properly-at-dupage-fairgrounds

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— 2020 candidates call out McDonald’s over sexual harassment In a letter being sent Tuesday to CEO Steve Easterbrook, eight senators led by Tammy Duckworth of Illinois decry “unsafe and intolerable” conditions and “unacceptable” behavior in the chain’s restaurants. The group includes 2020 contestants Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kamala Harris of California and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. – Bloomberg
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/consumer-products/2020-candidates-call-out-mcdonalds-over-sexual-harassment

WBBM
— Mayor Signals Support For ‘Fair Workweek’ Measure – CRAIG DELLIMORE (DIERSEN: In September of 1969, even though I was available to work every Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and every day that NIU was not is session, my Democrat Park Forest Post Office superiors forced me to resign my part-time job saying that I was not available to work enough hours. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.) 
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/mayor-signals-support-fair-workweek-measure

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Illinois, land of schmucks – Alan Webber
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/alan-webber-illinois-land-of-schmucks/article_f03992ba-8b7b-11e9-92ea-133ee8454d2a.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Pickleball, anyone? – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019-06-11/editorial-pickleball-anyone.html
— Fair or foul? Campaigns fight for public opinion – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2019-06-11/jim-dey-fair-or-foul-campaigns-fight-public-opinion.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Sexual Harassment Accuser Wants Pritzker To Ax Part of Measure – MAUREEN FOERTSCH MCKINNEY 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/sexual-harassment-accuser-wants-pritzker-ax-part-measure#stream/0

WIRE POINTS
— Pritzker’s untruth: Illinois’ budget is billions out of balance – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/pritzkers-untruth-illinois-budget-is-billions-out-of-balance/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— 2019 IFI Banquet Speaker Just Announced!: Rev. Franklin Graham – David E. Smith 
https://illinoisfamily.org/ifi_news/2019-ifi-banquet-speaker-just-announced/

GOPUSA
— Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t make enough, wants pay raises for Congress
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=70830
— Are Abortion & Gay Rights American Values? – Patrick J. Buchanan
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=70812
— No, the Boston Marathon bomber shouldn’t be allowed to vote (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want only the following to vote: those who are 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.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=70802

FOX NEWS
— The Democratic Party does not love immigrants. They just want to control them – Tucker Carlson
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-the-democratic-party-does-not-love-immigrants-they-just-want-to-control-them
— Ingraham: Why are we helping illegal immigrants when we can’t help ourselves? – Victor Garcia
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ingraham-why-are-we-helping-illegal-immigrants-when-we-cant-help-ourselves

AMERICAN THINKER
— Could bribes be involved in Congress’s refusal to seal the border? – Robert Arvay (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, politicians talk and act like they are taking bribes from Mexico and from other foreign countries.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/06/could_bribes_be_involved_in_congresss_refusal_to_seal_the_border.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Paying Off the Many, At the Expense of the Middle – Jackson Scott
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/06/10/paying-off-the-many-at-the-expense-of-the-middle/

BREITBART
— Pete Buttigieg Gave Special IDs to Illegal Immigrants in South Bend – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/10/pete-buttigieg-gave-special-ids-to-illegal-immigrants-in-south-bend/
— Globalist Front: Mass Immigration Necessary to Replace Dying Americans – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/10/globalist-front-mass-immigration-necessary-to-replace-dying-americans/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who want cheap labor and despise Americans who share my demographics say “America Needs As Much Immigration as Economy Can Take.” They look down on me because I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/10/watch-george-will-america-needs-as-much-immigration-as-economy-can-take/
— ‘Case for Reparations’ Author Praises Warren: ‘I Think She Means It’ – Tony Lee (DIERSEN: Who will the Democrats put in charge of determining how much reparations should be paid by those in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America? My critics/opponents have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should pay lots of reparations because I am 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.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/10/case-for-reparations-author-praises-warren-i-think-she-means-it/

DAILY CALLER
— NEW YORK LAWMAKERS INTRODUCE DECRIMINALIZING SEX WORK – Mary Margaret Olohan (DIERSEN: New York today, Illinois tomorrow?)
https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/10/new-york-sex-work/

TOWNHALL
— Mexico Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is When It Comes To Illegals Flocking To The U.S. – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/06/10/mexican-military-started-rounding-up-illegals-riding-the-beast-train-to-the-united-states-n2547948

REUTERS
— Americans’ perception of LGBTQ rights under federal law largely incorrect – Maria Caspani (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever increasingly, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries not only promote LGBTQ activity, they get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-lgbt-stonewall-equality/americans-perception-of-lgbtq-rights-under-federal-law-largely-incorrect-reuters-ipsos-idUSKCN1TC120

NEW YORK TIMES
— With Most States Under One Party’s Control, America Grows More Divided – Timothy Williams
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/us/state-legislatures-partisan-polarized.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When J.B. Pritzker took over as the governor of Illinois this year, Democratic lawmakers, who had spent four years at an impasse with his Republican predecessor, vowed that their party’s new grip on the State Capitol would bring immediate change. The pace has been startling. In recent months, Illinois legislators have moved sharply to the left, deeming abortion a fundamental right for women no matter what the Supreme Court might decide, raising the minimum wage, taking steps to legalize recreational marijuana and introducing a graduated income tax. . .Alabama and Illinois — one overwhelmingly red, the other blue — were more representative of this year’s tone, providing perhaps the best examples of political parties moving to enact utterly different agendas. After Alabama effectively banned abortion last month, female lawmakers in Illinois responded almost immediately, pressing through a bill expanding abortion rights in their state. (Abortion rights groups have sued to stop the Alabama law from taking effect.) And while Illinois voted to allow sports betting and to legalize recreational marijuana, Alabama failed to approve either a state lottery or medical marijuana. . .In Illinois, Republicans were in much the same position as Democrats in Alabama: Outnumbered and outflanked. And like Alabama Democrats, Illinois Republicans lost nearly every vote of significance. In addition to voting to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2025, the state legislature became the first in the nation to pass a bill legalizing both the sale and possession of marijuana. (In other states, voters have approved such laws through ballot initiatives.) Dale Righter, a Republican in the Illinois Senate, said that without power, Republicans’ hopes relied on conservative Democratic voters deciding that their lawmakers had gone too far. “I have no doubt that there are Democratic voters saying, ‘Hey, this isn’t what I signed up for,’” he said.)

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Don’t pray for Trump. Protest him.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/06/11/dont-pray-trump-protest-him/

NEW YORK POST
— Pence defends barring rainbow flag at US embassies during pride month – Lia Eustachewich
https://nypost.com/2019/06/11/pence-defends-barring-rainbow-flag-at-us-embassies-during-pride-month/
— Why affluent millennials are ditching New York – Bernadette Hogan (DIERSEN: When did you first start earning $100,000 in today’s dollars? I did in 1987 when I was 39 years old. By then, I had a) worked for GAO for almost 8 years, b) worked for IRS for almost 9 years, c) passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt, d) earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, MBA from Loyola, and bachelor’s degree in management from NIU, and e) became a licensed CPA.)
https://nypost.com/2019/06/10/why-affluent-millennials-are-ditching-new-york/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Some 4,867 under-35-year-olds with gross adjusted incomes of $100,000 or more fled New York between 2015 and 2016, according to an analysis of IRS data by the Web site SmartAsset. “That is more than twice the number of rich millennials leaving Illinois, which has the second-largest decrease of rich millennials in our study,” said company rep Kara Gibson. A majority of the well-heeled millennials headed west to California and Washington state — 3,597 and 1,920, respectively. Texas, Colorado and Florida rounded out the top five destinations.)

WEEK
— How the Democratic Party internalized libertarianism – Matthew Walther (DIERSEN: There are tremendous conflicts between the Libertarian and Republican party platforms. I should write a book about Libertarians a) who falsely claim to be Republican and b) who do everything that they can destroy me.) 
https://theweek.com/articles/846330/how-democratic-party-internalized-libertarianism

ANNISTON STAR
— Jacksonville council approves Harrell resignation, seeks replacement – Daniel Mayes (DIERSEN: Why hasn’t the Daily Herald reported on Wheaton’s filling its North District vacancy?) 
https://www.annistonstar.com/news/jacksonville/jacksonville-council-approves-harrell-resignation-seeks-replacement/article_7feb3da4-8beb-11e9-b50f-ab2281518c04.html

NEWSWEEK
— ‘U.S.A.’ SPRAY-PAINTED ON CARS OUTSIDE CALIFORNIA HOME, FAMILY SAYS IT WAS OVER MEXICAN FLAG FLYING IN DRIVEWAY – CALLUM PATON
https://www.newsweek.com/us-spray-painted-california-home-mexican-flag-1443332

HIGH TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Nevada Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based on Cannabis Use Those who legally use cannabis in Nevada can breathe a bit easier. – A.J. Herrington (DIERSEN: Because stoners are impaired, I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise stoners. I should write a book about my superiors in the federal government who were heavy drinkers. They favored their employees who were heavy drinkers like they were. They got rid of those like me who did not drink.)
https://hightimes.com/news/nevada-prohibits-employment-discrimination-based-cannabis-use/

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.