June 25 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— I urge everyone to watch Wheaton’s fireworks Monday evening, July 3, and watch Wheaton’s Independence Day parade on July 4.  For event details,  visit
https://wheatonparkdistrict.com/events/july4/. So far, Peter Roskam for U.S. Congress; Jeanne Ives for Illinois House and Mike Connelly for Illinois Senate; Peter Breen for Illinois House; Bob Berlin for DuPage State’s Attorney; Grant Eckhoff, Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, and Tim Whelan for DuPage District 4; James Mendrick for DuPage Sheriff; Karen Wilson for DuPage Judge; and Milton Township Republican Central Committee have entries. This year, for the 12th year in a row, “DuPage Republicans” will help sponsor the parade.  They will 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 have delivered flyers to the residences and businesses on the parade route. The flyers list the Republican entries in the parade and the Republicans who helped sponsor entries. Outstandingly, the flyers were 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, Deanne Mazzochi, Paula McGowen, 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 by the DuPage 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 at Fifth Third Bank on north Main Street at 9:00 AM. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

NBC5
— Madigan, Durkin Issue Statements on Budget Stalemate – James Neveau
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/madigan-durkin-issue-statements-on-continued-illinois-budget-stalemate-430606223.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pence stops in Chicago to meet with top Republicans – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-vice-president-visits-chicago-for-republican-national-comittee-retreat-20170624-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote electric cars promote electric cars.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/automotive/fuelefficient/sc-autocover-0622-plug-in-cars-future-20170621-story.html
— Koch chief calls health care bill ‘immoral’ for not being conservative enough – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-koch-senate-health-care-bill-20170624-story.html

— Elusive goal? State wants 90% of students proficient in reading, math by 2032 – Diane Rado
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-illinois-student-achievement-goals-met-20170626-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURES AND GRAPHIC: Minimum wage, sick leave opt-outs leave patchwork in Cook County – Christopher Placek
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170624/minimum-wage-sick-leave-opt-outs-leave-patchwork-in-cook-county
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats should acknowledge that they dominate not only the news media, but also government, the military, business, unions, education, entertainment, religion, sports, and just about everything else.
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20170624/editorial-the-polarization-of-cable-news
— Ugly left disrupted anti-Sharia rally – Sara Schmidt
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20170623/ugly-left-disrupted-anti-sharia-rally
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Democrat want Blacks to shun Republicans.
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20170625/a-good-reason-for-blacks-to-shun-gop

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois on the precipice of disaster of unknown proportions – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170624/our-view-illinois-on-precipice-of-disaster-of-unknown-proportions
— Rauner talks of being happy, energized during impasse – Bernard Schoenburg  (DIERSEN: Who wants you to be unhappy and demotivated?  I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who want me to be unhappy and demotivated.  They want to a) stop me from promoting the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee Resolution against video gambling, b) stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out, c) stop me from raising money from Republicans to help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parades, and d) get me to resign as a Republican Precinct Committeeman.)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170624/bernard-schoenburg-rauner-talks-of-being-happy-energized-during-impasse

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Unity speech brought out the partisanship – Doug Finke  (DIERSEN: Democrats use everything to bring out partisanship.)
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170624/statehouse-insider-unity-speech-brought-out-partisanship

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Lawmakers Prepare to Oppose “Trumpcare” – Benjamin Yount  (DIERSEN: It would great if lawmakers would oppose patronage, oppose political affiliation discrimination, oppose reverse discrimination, oppose age discrimination, and oppose retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid.)
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=246998#.WU93kxFSRZI

 

RIVER CITY READER
— Governor Finally Manages to Bypass the Media – Rich Miller
http://www.rcreader.com/commentary/governor-manages-to-bypass-media

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Gambling funds no permanent fix – Editorial
http://herald-review.com/opinion/editorial/our-view-gambling-funds-no-permanent-fix/article_242ce4b7-16bb-5609-9957-0e43a4a18c92.html

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— TRAGIC: Bloomington keeps top 10 slot in video gaming – Maria Nagle
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/bloomington-keeps-top-slot-in-video-gaming/article_5b2fc832-a75e-56ac-96e6-67d02b155074.html
— 5 years in, video gaming ringing up huge numbers – Ryan Voyles
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/years-in-video-gaming-ringing-up-huge-numbers/article_478ee5bb-84b0-5313-b339-c898c51ca08b.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Calling on Rauner to negotiate on the budget – JERRY COSTELLO II
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article158117764.html

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Rockford casino? We’ll believe it when we bet in it – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Gambling is a vice.)
http://www.rrstar.com/opinion/20170624/our-view-rockford-casino-well-believe-it-when-we-bet-in-it
— Kinzinger, Bustos call for toned down rhetocic – Chuck Sweeny
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20170624/chuck-sweeny-kinzinger-bustos-call-for-toned-down-rhetocic

 

THE SOUTHERN
— Four U.S. House members (including Mike Bost) seek records related to alleged corruption of ACHA officials in Cairo – MOLLY PARKER
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/four-u-s-house-members-seek-records-related-to-alleged/article_a6b5cb1e-955a-5e9a-ae7a-0197830912d6.html

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— School funding reform tops Day 4 of special session; Madigan calls for leaders’ meeting – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/school-funding-reform-tops-day-of-special-session-madigan-calls/article_3bb1d1c2-5928-11e7-830b-c7b546b5c01c.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— The Banana Republic of Illinois  Its ‘tax and spend’ policy is causing residents to flee, with their pensions – Stephen Moore
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/24/illinois-fiscal-policy-must-be-revised/

 

THE BLAZE
— New York: This state’s health care bill could make it the nation’s go-to destination for illegal immigrants – Justin Haskins
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/06/24/this-states-health-care-bill-could-make-it-the-nations-go-to-destination-for-illegal-immigrants/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The Koch brothers are coming after bad federal workers – Pete Kasperowicz (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, they have always painted me as being a bad federal worker.  Were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/the-koch-brothers-are-coming-after-bad-federal-workers/article/2627016

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— How The Times Gave ‘Gay’ Its Own Voice (Again) – DAVID W. DUNLAP  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote LGBTQ activity are succeeding in destroying individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that DO NOT promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/19/us/gay-pride-lgbtq-new-york-times.html
— Gay Pride’s Choice: March in Protest or Dance Worries Away – KIM SEVERSON  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote LGBTQ activity are succeeding in destroying individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that DO NOT promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/19/us/gay-pride-lgbtq-protest-or-party.html
— Men Don’t Want to Be Nurses. Their Wives Agree. – SUSAN CHIRA  (DIERSEN: Women did not want the bad jobs that I had. 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. Consequently, it was extremely difficult for my superiors to hire and retain women for the jobs that I had. Consequently, my superiors always gave women lots of preference.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/24/opinion/sunday/men-dont-want-to-be-nurses-their-wives-agree.html
— Should I Help an Unjustly Fired Co-Worker? – Kwame Anthony Appiah  (DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS superiors got rid of the manager who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974.  My Democrat GAO superiors got rid of the manager who hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986.  My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors made it very clear that they would destroy anyone who might help me.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/21/magazine/should-i-help-an-unjustly-fired-co-worker.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.