— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: 52 shot, 5 fatally, over the weekend in Chicago. A woman was killed and two other people injured, including a 15-year-old boy, in a shooting Friday night in Back of the Yards.
— Cook County property taxes rose 3 times the rate of inflation. You good with that, voters? – Editorial
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use Trump to get Asian Americans to hate Republicans.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote prostitution.
— Editorial: Pritzker ups the vaccine ante with get-rich-quick pitch – Champaign News-Gazette
— AMERICA THE OUTLIER: VOTER PHOTO IDS ARE THE RULE IN EUROPE AND ELSEWHERE
— Inside the Beltway: U.S. ranked among least ‘peaceful’ nations – Jennifer Harper
— Following the Scientists Who Were Destroying America Just to Spite Trump – Brian C. Joondeph, MD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: CNN “says Americans don’t see black people as ‘human beings,’ proclaims U.S. is racist.” How soon, if not already, will CNN officially call for Blacks to declare war on America?
— Juneteenth, Gay Pride Celebrations Allowed In City That Canceled Independence Day Parade – Joseph Curl (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, months ago, Wheaton should contracted with the Tunes of Glory Pipes and Drums, Wheaton North High School Band, and Wheaton Warrenville South High School Band to march in Wheaton’s 2021 Independence Day Parade subject to Pritzker allowing the parade to go forward.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In an interview on Fox News, organizer Jamie Black said the city’s Fourth of July Association “made the decision in March based on the information that we had at that time.” “There are deadlines for permits and to secure the fireworks, as well as taking applications for the parade that happen early in the year,” Black said. “We erred on the side of caution. If things weren’t better, we would have been criticized for being a super spreader event.”)
— A Pastor’s Prescription for Overcoming Victim Mentality – Rob Bluey (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, I have never been a victim of political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, or age discrimination. According to my critics/opponents, if they had been me, the federal government would have promoted them into its Senior Executive Service long before they were 40 years old. Of course, my critics/opponents would never have complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, or age discrimination. Of course, my critics/opponents are Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, or RINOs.)
— Democrats Try to Blame LGBT Parade Death On Ron DeSantis And Fail Miserably – Shawn Fleetwood
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY
— How Critical Race Theory Suddenly Hit the Mainstream A pandemic and the rise of Zoom meetings unleashed an academic theory into the wild. – JAMES JOYNER
— RI School Superintendents Group: “We all know many of our citizens live in a separate news reality with Fox, Newsmax and their ilk” Documents obtained by Legal Insurrection Foundation reveal that Rhode Island School Superintendents Association was working with “our union friends” to modify public records laws, while demonizing parents like Nicole Solas who sought records of Critical Race and Gender teaching. – William A. Jacobson
— Ex-Rep. John Shimkus joins lobbying firm – KARL EVERS-HILLSTROM
— Celebrate voting: A different approach to securing a democratic American future – HEIDI RAVVEN AND MARC GOPIN (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use “democracy” a) to take income, wealth, and opportunities away from Republicans and to give that Income, wealth, and opportunities to Democrats and b) to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, BLM, CRT, 1619, reparations, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
— Texas emerges as cradle of the Biden resistance. With a focus on immigration and border security, GOP Gov. Greg Abbott is covering his right flank and carving out a distinct lane in the 2024 presidential sweepstakes. – DAVID SIDERS (DIERSEN: Who leads the Pritzker resistance in Illinois, in your county, in your county district, in your township, in your municipality, in your municipal district, and in your precinct? What are they doing?)
— Are reparations the answer to America’s historic racial wealth gap? (DIERSEN: Who are your peers? My peers are those who share my demographics (White, male, Missouri Synod Lutheran, and German American), who took college preparatory classes at Crete-Monee High School, and who graduated with me in the top 20% our class in 1966. If you have more money than your peers, what do your critics/opponents attribute that to? According to my critics/opponents, I have more money than my peers a) because I have had better health than my peers, b) because I avoided the draft, c) because the federal government grossly overpaid me, d) because of my wife’s income, e) because we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, f) because my federal retirement benefits are too generous, g) because I do not give money to a church, h) etc. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. In my defense, I have always spent far less money on immediate pleasures than my peers and I have saved far more for my retirement than my peers.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Expect that ever-increasingly, Meghan and Harry will demonize, denigrate, and condemn the Royal Family as being racist.
— Downtown Chicago emerges from pandemic — hobbled by crime wave – AFP
NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters glorify and praise Cheney.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Tucker Carlson.
— Donald Trump courted LGBTQ votes, but will the GOP support LGBTQ rights? – Neil J. Young (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes not only court LGBTQ votes, they destroy those like me who do not promote LGBTQ. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, and Wheaton’s West District. I would focus on leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. I would focus on Republican Precinct Committeemen. I would focus on Republican leaders of religious organizations and conservative organizations. I would focus on Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and Wheaton Park District.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use antifa members to promote hatred against Republicans.
— The disappearance of the circus from American life leaves us lonelier. Circuses made entertainment a community event. – Les Standiford
— Leftists writing your child’s social studies lessons – BETSY MCCAUGHEY
— Wristbands, T-shirts and social media: Americans struggle to figure out who is vaccinated for COVID-19 and who isn’t – Marco della Cava (DIERSEN: Which demographic groups are the most and least vaccinated?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to send your child to a public school is to make your child anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
— Rural Oregon’s movement to join Idaho has momentum but little hope of success – Edward Segarra (DIERSEN: What if the Collar Counties joined up with Indiana and Wisconsin?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use reparations to promote hatred against Republicans.
CAL COAST NEWS
— Paso Robles school board planning to ban critical race theory – KAREN VELIE (DIERSEN: In your school district, who is leading the fight to ban the promotion of CRT, 1619, BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependent on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and the rest of the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms? In your school district, who is leading the fight to ban the promotion of hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Small Businesses on One Chicago Street Struggle to Meet Demand as Covid-19 Restrictions End. Roscoe Street stores face competition for workers, shortage of products even as shoppers come back. – Joe Barrett
— FRONT PAGE: Tight Labor Market Returns the Upper Hand to American Workers. Employers competing for low-wage workers are offering signing bonuses and other perks – Eric Morath and Greg Ip (DIERSEN: Are/were you a low-wage worker? In relative terms, I increasingly was a low-wage worker as I earned college degrees, professional certifications, and a professional license. I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. 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.)
— BLM-Antifa v. Western Conservative Summit: Radically Different Takes – MICHAEL ROBERTS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Soon, if not already, a) will employers officially not hire those who do not promote LGBTQ and b) will employers officially get rid of their employees who do not promote LGBTQ?
— SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 FLASHBACK: Federal Employee Pay Raises and Inflation
How do annual federal employee pay increases compare with the annual inflation rate? Here is a chart showing 23 years of data. – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: I was a federal employee 1966-1969 and 1971-1997.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use Trump to get Asian Americans to hate Republicans.
INSIDE HIGHER ED
— Lukewarm on Juneteenth – Colleen Flaherty (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, your success in life is determined not by anything that you do, but a) by your race, b) by your gender, c) by your national origin, d) by your religion, e) by where you were raised, f) by who your parents were, g) by who your grandparents were, h) by who your great grandparents were, and i) by who the rest of your ancestors were. What unfair advantages in life have you had? According to my critics/opponents, my unfair advantages in life include a) my being born a White male, b) my parents being German American and Missouri Synod Lutheran (MSL), c) my parents raising me in Crete, d) my parents having me baptized, raising me, and having me confirmed as a MSL, e) my parents sending me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-19061 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod, f) my parents sending me to Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, and g) my avoiding the draft. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned the following the most: German Americans, MSLs, Crete during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, and my avoiding the draft.)
— Out of chips, out of work: auto workers tell their stories – Skye Witley