June 17 Morning Edtion

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— In 2018, which Republican candidates are going to run for federal, state, and county offices in DuPage County?  Who does Rauner want to run for Attorney General, Comptroller, Secretary of State, and Treasurer?  I urge all of them to have an entry in Wheaton’s 2017 Independence Day Parade. SEE:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-independence-day-celebration-parade-entry-tickets-31882733113  So far, Bob Berlin for State’s Attorney, Peter Breen for State Representative, Grant Eckhoff for County Board, Jeanne Ives for State Representative, James Mendrick for County Sheriff, Peter Roskam for Congress, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee have entries. This year, for the 12th year in a row, I have sought donations from Republicans so that “DuPage Republicans” can again be one of the two $2,500 “Star” sponsors and again sponsor the Wheaton high school bands and the Tunes of Glory Pipes and Drums parade entries and again have a booth at the July 3 fireworks.  Outstandingly, again this year Tim Whelan will coordinate Republican use of the booth at the fireworks. This year again, I will hand deliver flyers to the residences and businesses on the parade route that will list the Republican entries in the parade and the Republicans who helped sponsor entries. Outstandingly, the flyers will be printed courtesy of Alpha Graphics. This year, outstandingly, Roger Claar is a $500 contributor, Chris Nybo is a $250 contributor, Phil Suess is a $150 contributor, and Bob Berlin, Peter Breen, Mike Connelly, Grant Eckhoff, Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, Gwen Henry, Paul Hinds, Jeanne Ives, Marty Keller, Paula McGowen, Deanne Mazzochi, James Mendrick, Peter Roskam, Darlene Ruscitti, and Tim Whelan are $100 contributors. Please plan on watching the 22-minute fireworks Monday evening July 3 at Graf Park, and stopping the DuPage County Republicans booth.  Please plan on watching the parade on Tuesday morning July 4 or walking in the parade with one of the Republican entries. If you want to walk with one of the Republican entries, I suggest being at the staging area on north Main Street at 9:00 AM.  SEE: https://wheatonparkdistrict.com/events/july4/ – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

NBC5
— Politicians, Citizens React to President Trump’s New Cuba Policy – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/politicians-citizens-react-to-president-trumps-revised-cuba-policy-428972173.html
— The Latest Political Headlines – Mary Ann Ahern and Carol Marin
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/deep-dish-429021223.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Social service agencies worry about future after latest court setback – Rachel Hinton
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/social-service-coalition-loses-lawsuit-seeking-state-payments/
— A property tax freeze does nothing for poorest towns in Illinois – Phil Kadner
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/a-property-tax-freeze-does-nothing-for-poorest-towns-in-illinois/
— Kennedy making a convincing case for ‘radical’ property-tax ideas – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/kennedy-making-a-convincing-case-for-radical-property-tax-ideas/
— Belleville’s mom-and-pop Main Street ponders place in national tragedy – Sam Charles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/bellevilles-mom-and-pop-main-street-ponders-place-in-national-tragedy/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois’ bill backlog has state more than $1B behind in payments to schools – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-education-funding-budget-impasse-met-20170618-story.html
— Lashing out on Twitter, Trump acknowledges for first time he’s under investigation – AP  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors were always investigating me a) because I had not become a Democrat, b) because I had not painted myself as being a yes-man, c) because I had not helped my Democrat superiors get rid of their employees because they were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, d) because I had complained about patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid, and e) because I had become an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my Democrat superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-investigation-20170616-story.html
— Appointment of Trump wedding planner to HUD post draws outcry – Barbara Demick (DIERSEN: What work experience do you have?  GAO audits IRS.  After working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173, I transferred to GAO. During the first 6 years and the during the last 9 years of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, my Democrat superiors refused to assign me to audits of IRS, that is, they wasted my knowledge of IRS. If I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran, they would not have done that.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-wedding-planner-hud-20170616-story.html
— Republican secrecy faces mounting criticism as senators work behind closed doors to repeal Obamacare – Noam N. Levey and Lisa Mascaro
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-republican-health-care-bill-secrecy-20170616-story.html
— Senators, show your work: Fix Obamacare in the sunlight – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-obamacare-republican-senate-rush-edit-0619-md-20170618-story.html
— After sparing the dreamers, what next? – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps love anything a) that encourages people to come to America illegally, b) that encourages people to stay in America illegally, and c) that encourage people to bring other people to America illegally.  Anti-Trumps want dreamers to get preference in all aspects of American life. Soon, if not already, anti-Trump employers will crow a) that they hire, retain, and promote dreamers and b) that they refuse to hire, retain, or promote those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-daca-trump-immigration-reform-edit-0617-md-20170616-story.html
— What ‘tone down the rhetoric’ really means – Clarence Page
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-ballfield-shooting-rhetoric-trump-page-perspec-0618-md-20170617-story.html
— Heated political discourse trickles down, and it should stop – Editorial  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who talk and/or act like they hate Trump and hate Trump’s supporters.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-editorial-civility-st-0618-20170617-story.html
— Naperville: Preservation and utility at core of historic Nichols Library debate – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-editorial-nichols-library-st-0618-20170616-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Outrageously, Morton Arboretum promotes beer.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/lifestyles/ct-nvs-morton-beer-st-0623-20170622-story.html
— Will County hires former IDOT secretary Ann Schneider to push new freight plan – Susan DeMar Lafferty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-will-hires-schneider-st-0616-20170616-story.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Is Rauner’s first true budget a breakthrough or set-up for Dems? – RICH MILLER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170616/NEWS02/170619892/is-rauners-first-true-budget-a-breakthrough-or-set-up-for-dems

 

TIMES
— Illinois farm groups against Trump’s Cuba order
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/illinois-farm-groups-against-trump-s-cuba-order/article_270d6ad6-0f57-56c9-bce4-01c95ac6c050.html
— Businesses react to possible Powerball, Mega Millions stoppage  (DIERSEN: Gambling is a vice.)
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/businesses-react-to-possible-powerball-mega-millions-stoppage/article_20483778-12f4-5638-9cc3-1b0466839b3d.html

 

SAUK VALLEY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Mendoza says “Rauner’s policies hurt universities, scare off students” and “Budget needed now to rescue higher education.”
http://www.saukvalley.com/2017/06/15/rauners-policies-hurt-universities-scare-off-students/a7xwiu6/

 

JACKSONVILLE JOURNAL COURIER
— Proposed tax increase would backfire politically, some warn – Greg Bishop
http://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/110724/proposed-tax-increase-would-backfire-politically-some-warn

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Service to community key mission for graduates – DEBORAH GERTZ HUSAR  (DIERSEN: The Republican Party platform promotes individual responsibility. The Democrat Party platform promotes dependency on government and on charity. When you were young, did you do volunteer work?  I did not. Instead, I selfishly earned money for cars and for college by selfishly doing yard work, selfishly delivering newspapers, selfishly washing dishes, selfishly cleaning golf shoes, selfishly chipping slag, selfishly pumping gasoline, selfishly delivering mail, selfishly working on an automobile assembly line, and selfishly working as a security guard. Consequently, I selfishly graduated from NIU debt-free in 1970 selfishly owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE.)
http://www.bnd.com/news/state/illinois/article156384634.html

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Durbin: GOP plan to cut Medicaid would hurt schools – Julia Evelsizer
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/education/durbin-gop-plan-to-cut-medicaid-would-hurt-schools/article_4ba29c4a-7d34-57b6-83ca-8ab64226c2c4.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Social Service Agencies Suffering Because of Budget Impasse – Rachel Droze
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/social-service-agencies-suffering-because-of-budget-impasse-06-17-2017

 

WJBC
— Duckworth, Durbin visit here to slam Trump, GOP spending plans – Howard Packowitz  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who slam me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
http://www.wjbc.com/2017/06/17/duckworth-durbin-visit-here-to-slam-trump-gop-spending-plans/

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Appellate Court Rejects Social Service Agencies Seeking Payment During Budget Impasse – BRIAN MACKEY
http://nprillinois.org/post/appellate-court-rejects-social-service-agencies-seeking-payment-during-budget-impasse#stream/0
— Special Session — Real Movement Or Just Marketing? – SEAN CRAWFORD, BRIAN MACKEY & CHARLES N. WHEELER III
http://nprillinois.org/post/state-week-special-session-real-movement-or-just-marketing#stream/0

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Taxpayers say ‘reform,’ but lawmakers hear ‘more taxes,’ policy pro says – Karen Kidd  (DIERSEN: Democrats, Democrat plants, and RINOs always want Republicans to pay more taxes. I should write a book about Democrats, Democrat plants, and RINOs in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who want my wife and I to pay more takes.)
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511128865-taxpayers-say-reform-but-lawmakers-hear-more-taxes-policy-pro-says
— Ex-state senator Michael Noland sues over ‘unconstitutional’ skipped paychecks, years after supporting skipped pay – Scott Holland
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511128835-ex-state-senator-sues-over-unconstitutional-skipped-paychecks-years-after-supporting-skipped-pay

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Illinois Farm Bureau sees Trump’s Cuba policy as step backwards – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/agriculture/illinois-farm-bureau-sees-trump-s-cuba-policy-as-step/article_4047fc3e-52de-11e7-bd58-2f3b917e8448.html

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Tom Cullerton outraged at NIU pay off – JOHN KRAFT
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/06/tom-cullerton-outraged-at-niu-pay-off/
— Mormons Feel Threatened as Nauvoo City Council Member Calls for “Tar and Feathers” – JOHN KRAFT  (DIERSEN: What do those in your municipality who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout do to a) threaten those who they disapprove of, b) threaten those who do not pander to them, c) threaten those who refuse to serve as their operatives or dupes, d) threaten those who they cannot manipulate/dominate, and e) threaten those who refuse to give them money?)
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/06/mormons-feel-threatened-as-nauvoo-city-council-member-calls-for-tar-and-feathers/

 

GOPUSA
— Assassination List Found On James Hodgkinson’s Body
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=25933
— A Long History of Leftist Hatred – Patrick J. Buchanan
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=25875
— We don’t need gun control — we need Democrat control
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=25942?omhide=true

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Democrats’ Deadly Rhetoric – Daniel John Sobieski
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/06/6_16_2017_15_14.html

 

PJ MEDIA
— Left-Wing Terrorist Hodgkinson Had an Assassination List Targeting Conservative Reps – DEBRA HEINE
https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/06/16/report-left-wing-terrorist-hodgkinson-had-an-assassination-list-targeting-conservative-reps/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Leftist Violence Reaches Its Nadir – DEROY MURDOCK
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/448733/left-anti-donald-trump-political-violence-reaches-its-peak
— 2017 Is Not and Will Never Be 1968 – MAX BLOOM  (DIERSEN: What did you do in 1968?  I was a full-time student at UIC and a part-time mailman for the Park Forest Post Office. I lived with my parents and brother in Crete. I sold my 1968 Oldsmobile 442 and bought a 1969 Dodge Charger SE.  I saved money for college expenses.)
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/448726/american-society-political-conflict-2017-not-1968

 

THE HILL
— Trump earns $598M as Mar-a-Lago profits spike – MEGAN R. WILSON
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/338208-trumps-financial-disclosure-released

 

POLITICO
— Trump reports assets of at least $1.4 billion in financial disclosure – THEODORIC MEYER and MATTHEW NUSSBAUM
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/16/us-ethics-office-releases-trumps-financial-disclosure-239649

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/opinion/only-mass-deportation-can-save-america.html
— ‘Dreamers’ to Stay in U.S. for Now, but Long-Term Fate Is Unclear – MICHAEL D. SHEAR and VIVIAN YEE  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps love anything a) that encourages people to come to America illegally, b) that encourages people to stay in America illegally, and c) that encourage people to bring other people to America illegally.  Anti-Trumps want dreamers to get preference in all aspects of American life. Soon, if not already, anti-Trump employers will crow a) that they hire, retain, and promote dreamers and b) that they refuse to hire, retain, or promote those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/us/politics/trump-will-allow-dreamers-to-stay-in-us-reversing-campaign-promise.html
— A Campus Argument Goes Viral. Now Evergreen State College Is Under Siege. – ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/us/evergreen-state-protests.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Rage Is All the Rage, and It’s Dangerous  A generation of media figures are cratering under the historical pressure of Donald Trump. – Peggy Noonan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/rage-is-all-the-rage-and-its-dangerous-1497571401
— How to Measure Diversity – Eugenia Cheng  (DIERSEN: To promote Affirmative Action, Diversity, and/or Inclusion is to get rid of those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-measure-diversity-1497453642
— The Great Mariel Boatlift Debate: Does Immigration Lower Wages?  Decades after a wave of Cuban refugees landed in Florida, a dispute among economists over their economic impact – Ben Leubsdorf
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-great-mariel-boatlift-experiment-1497630468
https://www.wsj.com/video/the-mariel-boatlift-immigration-impact-on-local-workers/B196001A-12AE-44E1-8F00-5D99918484A3.html
— Amazon Will Free You From the Minivan  With his Whole Foods purchase, Jeff Bezos takes aim at groceries—and car ownership. – Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.  (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been, are, and will forever be anti-cars, and especially anti-American nameplate cars. Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want “cheap labor” and hate unions, hate former union members, hate union members, and hate future union members.  Overwhelmingly, operatives and dupes for my critics/opponents talk and act like those they work for have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-will-free-you-from-the-minivan-1497650502
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasing, California acts like it is going to secede and join up with Mexico.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/california-seeking-to-curtail-spread-of-immigrant-detention-centers-in-state-1497622962
— College Students Staying in School at Higher Rates  Report cites differences by race and ethnicity – Melissa Korn  (DIERSEN: Since 1966, some, many, most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the ONLY reason why I was a full-time college student 1966-1970 was to avoid the draft.  I my defense, as a part-time student 1972-1976, I earned an MBA from Loyola; as a part-time student 1976-1980, I earned a master’s degree in Accounting from DePaul; and as a part-time student 1992-1997, I earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/college-students-staying-in-school-at-higher-rates-1497625461

 

LOS ANGELES INDEPENDENT
— Gay Pride Parade becomes resistance march – Dan Wanlass (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. that are 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time UNITE TO GET RID OF INDIVIDUALS, ORGANIZATIONS, COMPANIES, GOVERNMENTS, COUNTRIES, ETC. THAT ARE Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://laindependent.com/gay-pride-parade-becomes-resistance-march/

 

PHILLY
— Concern rises over video gambling at ‘stop-and-go’ stores
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/state/legislation-could-turn-philly-stop-and-gos-into-mini-casinos-20170616.html

 

ATLANTIC
— Does Bad Health Care Constitute Cruel and Unusual Punishment?  A class-action lawsuit in Illinois argues that medical treatment inside the state’s corrections system puts inmates “at risk of pain, injury, and death.” – Joe Raedle
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/illinois-prisons-health-care/530400/

 

BLASTING NEWS
— Ann Coulter turns on Donald Trump in scathing tweetstorm for ignoring America   Ann Coulter jumped off the “Trump Train” during a multi-tweet rant over the president not doing enough to make American great again. – Robert Sobel
http://us.blastingnews.com/showbiz-tv/2017/06/ann-coulter-turns-on-donald-trump-in-scathing-tweetstorm-for-ignoring-america-001780459.html

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.