November 4 Morning Edition

— Kirk, Duckworth in final debate tonight – Rick Pearson
— U.S. Sen. Kirk faces challenging political obstacles in re-election bid – Rick Pearson
— Rep. Tammy Duckworth plays it safe in U.S. Senate bid – Kim Geiger
— Bro culture emboldened as Wall Street women endure Trump effect – Bloomberg  (DIERSEN: I saw no “bro culture” while I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years – for GAO almost 18 years, for IRS almost 9 years, and for Post Office almost 3 years.  My superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to hire, to retain, and to promote women.)
— Kane sets hearing on pension bonds – Gloria Casas
— Extra! Extra! Newspapers kick into high gear for Cubs World Series win – Ally Marotti  (DIERSEN: What do you spend your money on?  I spend lots of my money for home delivery of the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, Naperville Sun, Crain’s Chicago Business, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, etc.  I skim the aforesaid looking for articles to include links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
— was sued by Illinois delivery drivers who say the company failed to pay them overtime for hauling its goods. – Josh Eidelson  (DIERSEN: During the 1960s, the Department of Labor ruled that because my father’s salary was so low, he should have been paid overtime for the many times that he was called in to process paperwork evening/weekends when trucks showed up late/unexpectedly at the chemical plant where he worked.)
— After Trump, an evangelical examination of conscience? – AP–campaign-2016-evangelicals-abridged-20161101-story.html
— FRONT PAGE: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: As election nears, foes (Clinton and Trump) focus on flaws – Michael A. Memoli and Noah Bierman  (DIERSEN: Do you have any flaws?  I should write a book about those who have focused on my flaws, who are focusing on my flaws, and who will forever focus on my flaws.  Should I start focusing on their flaws?)
— Glenview business owner who battled Trump now backs him – Irv Leavitt  (DIERSEN: So far, all those who I have sued continue to do everything that they can to destroy me.)


— Progressive Caucus wants guarantee in $100M neighborhood fund – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: How much tax revenue does your home, your block, your neighborhood, your precinct, your municipality, your township/ward, and your county generate?  How much of the aforesaid is “truly in need?”)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The City Council’s Progressive Caucus is demanding that an ordinance creating Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $100 million “Catalyst Fund” include an ironclad guarantee that the money will be invested in neighborhoods truly in need. The all-purpose revenue ordinance that Emanuel introduced at Tuesday’s City Council meeting falls far short of that demand. It states that “priority would be given to investment funds” that put their money into projects “located in census tracts eligible for Community Reinvestment Act credit.”)


— Authorities say real estate agent stole jewelry from homes for sale – Charles Keeshan and Susan Sarkauskas  (DIERSEN: For Sale By Owner: In 1984, I sold 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton for $104,000.  Realtors had recommended listing it from a high of $107,000 to a low of $79,000.)
— General education helps college students succeed – Ann Rondeau (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the undergraduate and graduate courses that I took a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and d) were a distraction.  To keep their jobs and to get promoted, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government focused on getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)


— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO AND ON THE CHICAGO AREA TIGHTENS: Mortgage denial rate three times higher for Blacks in Chicago area


— Fending Off Trump, Clinton Tries to Secure Midwest Blue Wall  Trailing in several battleground states, Trump’s fortunes have improved since FBI Director James Comey’s stunning announcement that the bureau was looking into emails – Ken Thomas and Thomas Beaumont–399957821.html
— Eric Trump Says David Duke ‘Deserves a Bullet’ (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Whites demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you as being a racist if you do not demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites as being racists.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Donald Trump’s son Eric took a verbal shot at David Duke and his white nationalists supporters Thursday, saying the former Ku Klux Klan leader “deserves a bullet.” Eric Trump told conservative radio host Ross Kaminsky, of Denver’s 630 KHOW, that Duke and his supporters are “horrible people,” and praised his father for his attempts at outreach to the black community. “Ross, it’s disgusting, and by the way, if I said exactly what you said, I’d get killed for it, but I think I’ll say it anyway, the guy does deserve a bullet,” Trump said of Duke. “In fact, I commend my father. My father is the first Republican who’s gone out and said, ‘Listen, what’s happened to the African-American community is horrible and I’m going to take care of it.'”)


— 61 indicted in fake IRS call scheme netting $300 million


— Trump ad: Clinton emails ‘found on pervert Anthony Weiner’s laptop’  FBI reviewing emails for possible Clinton connection – CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Kaine demonizes, denigrates, and condemns those who oppose illegal immigration.
— GOP’s Chaffetz: Voting for Trump isn’t an endorsement  Utah Republican goes back on vow not to vote for Trump – CNN


— Senate hopefuls recall personal triumphs in late push – AP  (DIERSEN: What personal triumphs have you had?  Mine include passing the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt, earning three masters degrees, getting promoted to GS-13 and surviving almost 18 years of efforts my Democrat GAO superiors to get rid of me, getting promoted to GS-12 and surviving almost 9 years of efforts my Democrat IRS superiors to get rid of me, surviving almost 3 years of efforts my Democrat Post Office superiors to get rid of me, buying my first new car when I was 17, graduating from college debt-free, buying a new town home when I was 24, and having enough money for a financially secure retirement.)


— Now they’re cooking: Homeless men get much-needed job skills from culinary class – THERESA CHURCHILL


— Illinois Opportunity Project alleges AG Madigan harassment – Karen Kidd


— Donald Trump Tells Veterans He’s ‘Financially Brave’
— Donald Trump Blasts ‘Phony’ Polls … Unless He’s Up


— How The Historic Rise Of Barack Obama Led To The Nearly Inevitable Backlash Of Donald Trump  Author Cornell Belcher argues the election of Pres. Obama was the first time the “political will” of White Americans was denied.  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Whites demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites as being racists.)


— GOP: Mendoza dispute over unpaid bill reflects on fiscal credibility  (DIERSEN: How much “fiscal responsibility” do operatives and dupes for your critics/opponents have?  I should write a book about operatives and dupes for my critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois and their financial problems.  They are all “I will do anything for money” types.)


— Know your ballot – Robin Opsahl (DIERSEN: How well does your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain know the Republican candidates on the November 8, 2016 ballot for your precinct?)


— Wheaton, Glen Ellyn Officials Join Effort to Fill Vacant Dominick’s Stores  The blocks of dark shops are causing local economies to suffer. – Amie Rowland


— 57-MINUTE VIDEO: Madigan: Power. Privilege. Politics


— “That awkward pause brought to you by ‘Racism’”


— Illinois priest: Trump voters are ‘going to hell’ – Matt C. Abbott  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, “religious leaders” talk and act like they are operatives or dupes for the Democrat Party.)


— Trump closing the gap: Are the mainstream media misjudging him yet again? – Howard Kurtz


— Only 5 Republicans in Congress are Pro-Abortion. One is Retiring and Democrats May Defeat Two Others – MICAIAH BILGER


— Top 10 States Most Likely To Get Donald Trump into the White House – JOHN PUDNER


— If Voting Is Sacred, Early Voting Must Go – Jonah Goldberg
— Thinking Impeachment – Mona Charen




— Elementary school cancels mock election after kids chant ‘Trump’ – Jessica Chasmar


— Democratic insiders: Clinton’s ground game will sink Trump  ‘Infrastructure, infrastructure, infrastructure. HRC and the Dems have that cornered and are pounding the pavement to get out the vote,’ said a Colorado Democrat. – Steven Shepard


— Clinton, Trump Skip Inspiration, Stick to ‘Buyer Beware’ Closing Arguments – LEIGH ANN CALDWELL


— US manufacturing economy fails employers and workers


— Some Republicans are discussing their plans for President Clinton — starting with impeachment – Mike DeBonis (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who does not want Clinton to be impeached?  ANSWER: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
— Clinton up 47-44 in Post-ABC Tracking Poll, despite Trump’s 9-point edge on dealing with corruption – Scott Clement and Emily Guskin


— Five Possible Hacks to Worry About Before Election Day – DAVID E. SANGER
— VP Candidate Kaine Delivers Speech in Spanish in Phoenix – AP  (DIERSEN: How many of the many millions who are in America illegally will use their false identifications to vote for Clinton and for the other Democrats in the November 8, 2016 election? Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with illegals against Americans.)
— Trump Gains Ground on Clinton – Reuters
— Clinton Pushes Minority Turnout as Trump Tries to Rally His Base – ALEXANDER BURNS and JONATHAN MARTIN
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Donald Trump’s Income Isn’t Always What He Says It Is, Records Suggest – RUSS BUETTNER
— As Trump Ally, Rudy Giuliani Boasts of Ties to F.B.I. – JIM DWYER
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Voters Express Disgust Over U.S. Politics in New Times/CBS Poll – JONATHAN MARTIN, DALIA SUSSMAN and MEGAN THEE-BRENAN
— U.S. House Speaker Ryan Running for Re-election – REUTERS
— U.S. Court Deals Trump a Setback in Poll-Monitor Fight – Reuters
— Donald Trump Can’t Count on Those ‘Missing White Voters’ – Nate Cohn
— HARDCOPY EDITORIAL TITLE: Clinton’s Lawyer Days Hint at Political Savvy
— Behind Our Anxiety, the Fear of Being Unneeded – Dalai Lama  (DIERSEN: Who shouts that you are unneeded?  The following shout that I am unneeded: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
— When It Comes to Success, Age Really Is Just a Number – BENEDICT CAREY  (DIERSEN: Non-veteran White males who are seeking a job with the federal government should be advised that with only rare exceptions, a) the longer that you are a federal employee, the less likely that private sector employers will hire you, b) your career will be wasted and you will be gotten rid of if you do not make GS-13 ($92,632) by age 25, GS-14 ($109,463) by age 30, GS-15 ($128,759) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service ($160,300) by age 40, c) you will be expected to help your superiors and supervisors get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, and d) virtually everyone despises if not hates federal employees, former federal employees, and federal retirees.)


— Trump vs. Clinton? Campaign lawyers scramble to ensure fair voting and prepare for any election battles – David G. Savage


— FRONT PAGE WITH BIG COLOR PICTURES OF TRUMP AND OBAMA: The Trump-Obama rivalry fuels 2016 campaign – David Jackson and Gregory Korte  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, BUT WHO HAVE BEEN FAR MORE CRITICAL OF CONSERVATIVES AND FAR MORE CRITICAL OF REPUBLICANS THAN THEY HAVE BEEN CRITICAL OF OBAMA.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Early voters not swayed by late campaign events – Richard Wolf
— Early voting distorts elections: Discovering information about the candidates takes time. – Eugene Kontorovich
— Other countries have healed, and so will we: Ellis Cose  Reconciliation starts by acknowledging grievances that existed long before Trump stirred the pot. (DIERSEN: Democrats do not want to “heal” anything. Democrats want to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are Protestant, conservative, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, non-veteran, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
— China’s Wanda buys Dick Clark Productions for $1 billion – AP
— Speeders, beware! Tests reveal the fastest police cars – Chris Woodyard
(FROM THE ARTICLE: And the Dodge Charger with a 5.7-liter engine reaches 60 mph in 6.05 seconds.  The Charger won when it came to stopping distance, with the ability to brake from 60 mph to a complete stop in 123.2 feet.)
— GOP needs radical rethinking – Michael Medved


— Report: Number of immigrants working illegally in U.S. flattens to 8 million – Lomi Kriel  (DIERSEN: How many of these 8 million will use their false identifications to vote for Clinton and for the other Democrats in the November 8, 2016 election? Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with illegals against Americans.)


— No women or minorities? Most investors, entrepreneurs respond with a shrug – MARISA KENDALL


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump is dragging down some of his party’s Senate candidates while President Obama is giving his a boost.”


— Influencing law firm bonuses  The politics of bonus pay – Kevin Lewis  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, virtually all my bosses were Democrats. Further, during my last 8 years, my boss’s boss was a female Democrat, and during my last 4 years, my boss was a female Democrat.  To get her to do their dirty work, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates stressed to her a) that while she was a liberal Democrat, I was a conservative Republican, b) that while she was Jewish, I was Missouri Synod Lutheran, c) that while she was Russian national origin, I was German national origin, d) that while her ancestors were recent immigrants, my ancestors had been in America since the 1840s, e) that while she was younger, I was older, f) that while she had children to worry about, I did not, g) that I opposed gender based preference giving, h) that I opposed age discrimination, i) that I never made GS-14, j) that etc.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: BEFORE YOU AGREE to work somewhere, check the boss’s political donations. Business school professors at Penn State analyzed confidential data from a large law firm and found that bonus pay for male associates, relative to other associates of the same seniority, grew significantly faster than bonus pay for female associates the more conservative their supervising partners were (as measured by political donations). This was true even controlling for the associate’s gender, race, parental status, billable hours, and law-school ranking; the age, gender, and race of supervising partners; and the political orientation of other partners and the department head.)


— Affirmative action: the key to equal opportunity – Amber Montgomery (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are Protestant, conservative, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, non-veterans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)


— Both Old and New Media Are Failing Voters – VERNON E. JORDAN JR. (DIERSEN: What do you say a) to those who discourage me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) to those who discourage everyone from reading the emails?)
— Why Aren’t Americans Getting Raises? – JASON FURMAN and  ALAN B. KRUEGER  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who argue for lower salaries for government employees BUT WHO NEVER ARGUE FOR HIGHER SALARIES FOR PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYEES?)


— Republican Voters Rallying to Trump Leave Leaders in Awkward Spot  Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are jockeying to shield themselves from blame if Donald Trump loses the election. – Sahil Kapur  (DIERSEN: If Trump loses, who in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois will the Democrat plants, the Libertarian plants, the Green plants, and the RINOs blame?)


— WHY VLADIMIR PUTIN’S RUSSIA IS BACKING DONALD TRUMP – KURT EICHENWALD  (DIERSEN: Putin’s Russia has a MUCH HIGHER OPINION of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time THAN DEMOCRATS AND RINOS DO.)


— One Way to Ensure Equal Pay for Men and Women  The private sector doesn’t compensate women fairly. Can it learn anything from the federal hiring process? – ALEXIA FERNANDEZ CAMPBELL  (DIERSEN: In 1989, the Democrats who ran GAO started their pay-for-performance system a) to retain and to promote their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger and b) to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.  Of course, obviously, needless-to-say, without question, under that system, my Democrat GAO superiors always ranked me in the lower half of my coworkers and never gave me any bonuses.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When employers come up with salaries, there are two different ways they think about how much a worker should earn. Jacque Simon, the public policy director for the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), a union, puts it this way: Should a salary be tied to the job itself, or to the individual hired to fill it? In the first scenario, employers decide what they are willing to pay for someone to carry out a certain role. In the second, the employer focuses more on the individual and what they are worth to an organization. Federal employers  fit into the first category, using a rigid pay scale similar to ones favored by labor unions. Labor unions view structured pay scales as a means of preventing discrimination based on gender, as well as age, race, and other categories. “Once you give supervisors in the federal government the ability to vary pay by individual, rather than job, they are going to reward the people they like the best,” says Simon. In the federal government, most white-collar jobs are governed by the General Schedule, which includes 15 general pay levels that vary based on the experience, skills, and education needed for a position. Each job opening is posted at one of these levels, so candidates can only negotiate within the minimum or maximum pay range (there are 10 steps within each level). The pay system, which was launched 1949, was designed to ensure that people with the same skills got paid the same salaries. Limiting salary negotiations benefits women because research shows that they are less likely to negotiate salaries, and are more likely to be penalized if they do. Also, giving hiring managers more discretion may introduce inadvertent biases when putting together an offer. This has been effective, but it still leaves room for some discretion, not all of it good. For example, some federal agencies base salary offers on what an applicant made at his or her previous job, which contributes to disparities in pay, according to the Office of Personnel Management, the federal agency that oversees hiring and payroll. So, this year, the office urged agencies to consider an applicant’s previous salary as only one of many factors in drawing up offers, because that number may be, as is often the case for female job candidates who left the workforce for several years, artificially depressed. (Though senior government executives are not paid within the General Schedule system, their pay scale is somewhat a continuation of it, with more discretion in pay negotiations.)


— Most Still Say Clinton Broke The Law  (DIERSEN: Those who vote for Clinton are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  They are disciples of Saul Alinsky.)

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.