June 21 Evening Edition

— Pritzker beats Rauner in new poll — but ‘undecided’ and ‘somebody else’ beat both – Rich Miller
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting “faith leaders” to act as their operatives and as their dupes.


— Pritzker responds with ad on Rauner properties – Rick Pearson
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Pritzker is responding to Rauner’s property-tax attack — and the out-of-touch criticism — with an ad of his own that references a 2013 Chicago Tribune story detailing the Republican governor’s ownership of nine homes. The properties include a 6,870-square-foot mansion on a half-acre lot in Winnetka; two units, including a penthouse, in a luxury high-rise overlooking Millennium Park; a waterfront villa in the Florida Keys with a 72-foot-long pool; ranches in Montana and Wyoming; a condo in an upscale Utah ski resort; and a penthouse overlooking Central Park in New York. “Bruce Rauner owns nine homes and he’s appealed his property taxes 22 times, but now he’s attacking someone else for the same thing? Now that’s bad,” a narrator says.)


— New census data: Minorities’ share of area counties’ population continues to rise – Tim Broderick
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: West Dundee promotes LGBTQ activity. What does you municipality promote?


— Rauner’s Jab At Pritzker Centers Around Plumbing – Derrick Blakley
— House Rejects Conservative Immigration Bill As Vote On Compromise Postponed


— Toilet Tax Breaks and Unpaid Interns: Illinois Governor’s Squabble as Campaign Rolls On – Mary Ann Ahern


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting “faith leaders” to act as their operatives and as their dupes.


— Ives says voters have the power to hold Springfield accountable – Glenn Minnis
— Sexual harassment allegations or not, Dodge questions why lawmakers are entitled to hefty pensions – Glenn Minnis


— Poll: Pritzker leads Rauner by nine points


— ‘A Borderless World’: Ingraham Asks, What Is the Left’s ‘Real Game Plan’ on Immigration? (DIERSEN: In a borderless world, all nations are dragged down to the lowest common denominator. Were it not for America’s military strength, virtually every country in the world would attempt to invade and conquer its neighbors.)
— Chicago Officer Furious After Anti-Police Extremist Speaks at School’s Career Day (DIERSEN: What do you say to teachers who focus on making their students 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?)


— ICE officers union blasts ‘Ryan amnesty’ plan
— Housing the migrant children who arrive in America unaccompanied and those who have been separated from their parents at the border is a big business — one that now costs taxpayers more than $1 billion a year.
— Accurate voting rolls are a matter of national security (DIERSEN: How much deadwood is there in the voting rolls for your precinct, for your municipality, for your township/ward, for your county, for Illinois, and for America?)


— Trump Administration Will No Longer Prosecute Migrants Who Cross Border Illegally with Children – JACK CROWE (DIERSEN: Of course, those who want to destroy America are overjoyed.)


— Melania Trump visits with immigrant children at Texas border – JORDAN FABIAN (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, this will encourage many more to illegally use children to get into America illegally.)


— Companies need older workers: here is why – Mark Miller (DIERSEN: The federal government is the leading age discriminator in America. It wastes the careers of and gets rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who it does not promote to GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Age discrimination, while difficult to prove, persists. Yet research over the past decade has gone a long way toward debunking stereotypes about older workers – that they are less productive and energetic, and less able to learn or solve problems. But the bias continues. Forty-one percent of companies around the world surveyed by Deloitte Consulting said they considered aging of their workforces a competitive disadvantage. The finding varied by country.)


— Border Patrol will stop referring migrant parents who cross into the U.S. illegally with children for prosecution – Nick Miroff (DIERSEN: Of course, those who want to destroy America are overjoyed.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump crows that “As border crossings surge, a Mexican couple tests Trump’s policies.” – Nick Miroff
— These places will pay U.S. workers thousands of dollars to move there – Danielle Paquette (DIERSEN: Those who are members of Group A make it clear to members of Group B that members of Group B are NOT WELCOME in the precincts, municipalities, townships/wards, counties, states, and counties where members of Group A live. Members of Group A 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. How many members of Group A live in your precinct? In the 2016 general election, 211 voted for Clinton while only 137 voted for Trump. In the 2016 primary election, 93 voted for Kasich while only 21 voted for Trump. However, in the 2018 primary election, 68 voted for Ives, while only 43 voted for Rauner.)


— 8 big career mistakes that new college grads should avoid – Valencia Higuera (DIERSEN: After you earned your bachelor’s degree, did you take a job that did not require a bachelor’s degree? I did. In 1970, when I was 21 years old, after I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU, I accepted the only job offer that I got – working for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights. I was draft bait. Potential employers did not believe that my application for a financial hardship would be granted. Further, employers were under tremendous pressure to hire minorities, females, and veterans. 7 months later, after my draft deferment application had been approved, my Firestone boss fired me when I told him that I had accepted a job offer from Oldsmobile. But Oldsmobile withdrew that job offer saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS. IRS offered me the job because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take it.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Accepting a bad job College grads shouldn’t expect their first jobs to be their dream jobs, but they also shouldn’t settle for bad jobs. “It’s important to get a job, but it’s also worth waiting if the only offers you have are for jobs outside your field or area of expertise,” said Jim Wang, founder of the money blog Wallet Hacks.)


— Ex-CIA Contractor Makes Millions Flying Immigrant Kids to Shelters MVM, Inc. went from guarding the U.S. spies in Iraq to hauling children away from the Mexico border on commercial airline flights. – ADAM RAWNSLEY and SPENCER ACKERMAN


— The Top 15 Companies Hiring for $100K+ Jobs Right Now – JULIA GLUM (DIERSEN: When did you start earning $100,000-a-year in to today’s dollars (GS-13 Step 3)? I did in 1988 when I was 40 years old. By then, I had worked for GAO for almost 9 years, I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, I had become a licensed CPA in 1981, I had passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, I had earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, and I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976.)


— Facebook Shuts Down Actual News Under the Cover of ‘Political Ads’ Policy – Jack Morse (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents? According to them, the only news that is not fake is the news that they put out or bless.)
— Fact-Checkers Are No Longer a Fresh-Faced Movement. They’re Fighting for the Future of the Internet. – Alexios Mantzarlis (DIERSEN: What are your fact checking qualifications? While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403-$125,325, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880. My other fact checking qualifications include my becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a licensed CPA in 1981, a Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and a CPA in 1979.)
— With the Press Under Assault, the Stakes Are Too High for Journalists to Fail on Basic Ethics – Indira Lakshmanan
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Times’ ethics policy states “relationships with sources require the utmost in sound judgment and self-discipline…Clearly, romantic involvement with a news source would foster an appearance of partiality. Therefore staff members who develop close relationships with people who might figure in coverage they provide, edit, package or supervise must disclose those relationships.”)


— Voters Blame Parents, Not Feds, For Border Children Crisis (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that encourage illegal immigration should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.)

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.