June 13 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— OUTSTANDING! At the DuPage County Finance Committee meeting Tuesday morning, June 13, 2017, no motion was made to recommend lifting the county’s ban on video gambling in unincorporated areas. During the public comment period, those who spoke in favor of keeping the ban included Bill Bryan, Kathy Gilroy, Heidi Holan, Luke Holan, and me. During county employee Chad Shaffer’s presentation concerning video gambling, county board members asked many questions and expressed their views concerning the issue. Many thanks to those county board members who would have voted against recommending lifting the ban if a motion had been made. Attendees at the meeting included Paula McGowen and John Zaruba. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage keeps ban on video gambling in unincorporated areas – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170613/dupage-keeps-ban-on-video-gambling-in-unincorporated-areas
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But after listening to people on both sides of the debate, board members ended their finance committee meeting without making a recommendation to the full county board. In fact, none of the 18 board members attending the meeting supported a motion to consider repealing the ordinance. “So there’s no interest in even discussing the issue,” said county board member Paul Fichtner, who serves as chairman of the board’s finance committee. “The issue is dead and nobody, obviously, is in favor of it.” . . . A few board members said there were questions that weren’t answered during Tuesday’s review, but no one expressed a desire to bring the issue back in two weeks. “It couldn’t even get a motion,” board member Tim Elliott said. “So I think that in fairness to board members that have questions, (staff) can get back, write a memo and do whatever. “But as far as I’m concerned, this is dead,” he said.)

— Des Plaines minimum wage increase could be reversed – Chacour Koop
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170612/des-plaines-minimum-wage-increase-could-be-reversed
— Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap – AP (DIERSEN: My first 6 months that I worked for IRS in 1971 as a GS-7 (currently $44,853) Revenue Officer was classroom and on-the-job training.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170613/news/306139980/

 

CBS2
— Cook County Assessor Pushes Back on Tribune Report Alleging Property Evaluation Inequality
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Cook-County-Assessor-Pushes-Back-on–428078253.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump’s Labor secretary pans Rahm Emanuel’s graduation plan – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-labor-secretary-pans-rahm-emanuel-graduation-plan/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Emanuel offers Rauner advice: If you get 90 percent of what you want, take the deal
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-bruce-rauner-cps-met-0613-story.html
— Competence at the assessor’s office: Too much to ask? – Editorial (DIERSEN: My first 6 months working for IRS in 1971 as a GS-7 Revenue Officer(currently $44,853) was classroom and on-the-job training.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-cook-county-property-taxes-berrios-edit-0613-md-20170612-story.html
— Crete-Monee student disciplined for racially-charged photo – Susan DeMar Lafferty  (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would use this to remind everyone that I graduated from Crete-Monee High School in 1966, that none of my classmates were minorities, that Crete was overwhelmingly German Lutheran back then, that my ancestors have lived in Crete since 1854, that I lived in Crete 1948-1972, and that my brother continues to live in Crete in a home that my grandfather on my father’s side had built in 1926 on land that his grandfather on his father’s side bought in 1864.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-crete-racist-photo-st-0611-20170612-story.html
— Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–trump-apprenticeships-20170613-story.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Even for girls in U.S., female genital mutilation and ‘vacation cutting’ are risks – Alison Bowen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/ct-genital-cutting-chicago-met-20170612-story.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps encourage people to come to America illegally, encourage people to stay in America illegally, and encourage others to bring others to America illegally.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170613/OPINION/170619977
— Joe Berrios makes a dicey situation worse – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170613/BLOGS02/170619980
— Betting college students will pay up for deluxe digs – ALBY GALLUN (DIERSEN: Where did you live in while you earned your bachelor’s degree?  I lived in the University Plaza Dormitory (https://www.uplaza.com/) in DeKalb for three semesters 1969-1970 and in Lincolnshire West Apartments (http://www.lincolnshirewest-apts.com/) in DeKalb during the summer of 1970. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes use that to paint me as though I have always been undeservedly filthy rich. I paid for my expenses at University Plaza and Lincolnshire West with money that I earned delivering mail for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969 and working on an automobile assemble line and as a security guard in 1970.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170610/ISSUE01/170609856/student-housing-developer-bets-on-ultra-high-end-of-college-market
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Marc Lifshin doesn’t mince words when asked about his living situation as an undergrad at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He paid about $175 a month in rent to live in a decrepit six-bedroom house with eight friends. “I lived in an absolute shithole,” says Lifshin, an engineering student who graduated in 2001. “I think it was torn down a couple years after I graduated.” Today, Lifshin, 39, operates at the other end of the student housing market, renting out high-end buildings to college students willing to pay up for indulgent amenities. While Lifshin the college student was content just to have a big backyard and front porch, his company, Core Spaces, develops buildings with golf simulators, spas with plunge pools and tanning beds, and in-room hot tubs. A Core Spaces project in Madison, Wis., includes a band room and ice rink in the winter.)

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— No lock-up for the poor – Editorial  (DIERSEN: According to the Democrats, you are rich if you are not on public assistance.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2017-06-13/no-lock-poor.html

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Illinois Dems have a Madigan problem – Jon Alexander
http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/jon-alexander/alexander-illinois-dems-have-a-madigan-problem/article_5e955fb4-8820-50a7-9275-52d30272d447.html

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Potential candidates for Henry County sheriff invited to meeting
http://www.qconline.com/news/local/potential-candidates-for-henry-county-sheriff-invited-to-meeting/article_b99c4b63-7a75-5669-8ad8-3473dcb9ebfc.html

 

SAUK VALLEY
— For deadbeat Illinois, day of reckoning getting closer – Doug Finke
http://www.saukvalley.com/2017/06/12/for-deadbeat-illinois-day-of-reckoning-getting-closer/cn0whj1/

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Farmers Worried About President’s Proposed Budget Cuts – Esther Kwon
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/farmers-worried-about-presidents-proposed-budget-cuts
— Five State Universities Reach Junk Bond Status – Rachel Droze
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/five-state-universities-reach-junk-bond-status-06-12-2017

 

WSIL TV
— Attorneys general hope to force Trump financial disclosures – AP  (DIERSEN: If you are a federal employee, your superiors will know all about your finances – your debts, your financial assets, and much more.  If you are a Republican, a White, a male, older, and/or a non-veteran, you should expect that your Democrat superiors, your Democrat supervisors, your Democrat coworkers, and your Democrat subordinates will use that information against you.)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35649660/attorneys-general-hope-to-force-trump-financial-disclosures

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— The size of Illinois’ pension crisis requires even bolder pension reform that includes 401(k)-style plans for public employees. – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/pennsylvania-introduces-401k-style-plans-for-government-workers/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Colonel Allen West on The Military, Foreign Affairs and School Choice – John Biver
https://illinoisfamily.org/fundraiser/colonel-allen-west-military-foreign-affairs-school-choice/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Cullerton: “The Senate has done its work”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/06/13/cullerton-the-senate-has-done-its-work/
— ILGOP’s new ad attacks Madigan
https://capitolfax.com/2017/06/13/ilgops-new-ad-attacks-madigan/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Miller attacks Rauner.
https://capitolfax.com/2017/06/13/apparently-i-have-to-say-this-again-stop-it-governor/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I think that Rauner is simply a very accomplished political opportunist who claims he’s for “the people” while employing all sorts of tactics to win the media cycle, including tactics used by racists and those who would divide this state for their own personal political gains. But it does need to stop. No political gain justifies this crud.)
— Kennedy says Cook property tax system “a de facto violation of the Civil Rights Act”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/06/13/kennedy-says-cook-property-tax-system-a-de-facto-violation-of-the-civil-rights-act/

 

GOPUSA
— Weekend Blood Bath: 43 Shot in Chicago, 6 Fatalities
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=25674
— Are We Nearing Civil War? – Patrick J. Buchanan
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=25708

 

ONE NEWS NOW
— Leftists crash anti-Shariah rallies with violence – Michael F. Haverluck
https://www.onenewsnow.com/culture/2017/06/12/leftists-crash-anti-shariah-rallies-with-violence

 

THE BLAZE
— Florida’s governor just made it easier for Floridians to use guns defensively – Brandon Morse  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they want to get rid of those who 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.theblaze.com/news/2017/06/12/floridas-governor-just-made-it-easier-for-floridians-to-use-guns-defensively/

 

PJ MEDIA
— Our Treasonous Media Is a Clear and Present Danger – SARAH HOYT
https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2017/06/11/our-treasonous-media-is-a-clear-and-present-danger/

 

THE HILL
— GAO: Federal agencies made $132B in improper payments -LYDIA WHEELER
http://thehill.com/regulation/administration/337495-watchdog-federal-agencies-made-132b-in-improper-payments

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Heroin Use? Juvenile Record? For Recruits, Police Forgive Past Sins – TIMOTHY WILLIAMS  (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/12/us/police-departments-american-history.html
— Remember the Promise of Good Jobs? – Editorial  (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all the jobs that I had were both bad bobs and grossly overpaid jobs.   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 assemble 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.nytimes.com/2017/06/13/opinion/remember-the-promise-of-good-jobs.html

 

USA TODAY
— Cities take Texas to court over immigration, sanctuary cities law – Rick Jervis
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/06/12/sanctuary-cities-texas-lawsuit-law-trump/102709158/

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Islam. Islam is more like a political party or a nation without borders than a religion. Democrats promote all groups that help them destroy individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that 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.
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2017-06-12/emanuel-administration-signals-opposition-to-muslim-registry

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— These Charts Show Just How Small the U.S. Middle Class Is, Compared to Europe’s – Annie Nova
http://time.com/money/4812741/income-inequality-middle-class-us-europe/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: There’s one interesting wrinkle to the Pew data: While the U.S. middle-income segment is smaller than in European countries, it takes a higher income overall to make it into that group. The median income for a middle-class household in Italy is $35,608. It’s $44,000 in France and $46,000 in Denmark.But in the United States it’s $60,084.)

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.