October 1 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Munger gets $5M, putting race on track to be No. 1 in spending – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/munger-gets-5m-putting-race-on-track-to-be-no-1-spending/
— Trump trapped, trips into Twitter tirade – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sweet-trump-trapped-trips-into-twitter-tirade/
— Sen. Mark Kirk nixes some traditional campaign debates – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sen-mark-kirk-nixes-some-traditional-campaign-debates/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— New law requires Kane County board members to track hours to qualify for pension – Gloria Casas  (DIERSEN: Do/did you save your timesheets?  I have saved copies of all the timesheets that I submitted while I worked for GAO 1980-1997; IRS 1971-1980; Firestone Stores 1970-1972; University Plaza Dormitory and Chrysler in 1970; Post Office 1966-1969; John’s Sinclair, Thrall Car, and Flossmoor Country Club in 1966; and S.S. Kresges 1964-1966.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-kane-board-members-hours-pension-st-1003-20160930-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Kane County board members must track their hours on timesheets in order to qualify for pensions under a new law Gov. Bruce Rauner recently signed. The county’s Finance Department showed the Finance and Budget Committee newly designed timesheets that will be required to report their hours if they plan to continue with the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund’s (IMRF) pension program. Under the law, newly elected part-time county board members will no longer qualify for taxpayer funded pensions while existing board members will still qualify but must document they worked the required 600 hours a year, according to a law initiated by state Rep. Jack D. Franks (D-Marengo). Rauner signed a bill outlining the changes into law late last month. Kane County board members also serve as commissioners on the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, however, it is a separate governing body that is not addressed in the new law, said John Hoscheit, chairman of the Finance and Budget Committee. The time sheet deals with county board work and must be kept by board members who want to continue participating in the IMRF pension program, he said.)
— Medical marijuana legal fight rages over expanding qualifying conditions – Robert McCoppin  (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that want to destroy America want all conditions to qualify.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/ct-medical-marijuana-new-law-court-fight-met-20160930-story.html
— How to say this nicely? Both third-party candidates would be terrible presidents. – Catherine Rampell
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-gary-johnson-jill-stein-third-party-perspec-1003-20160930-story.html
— Money from special tax districts could be key to averting teachers strike – Hal Dardick, Juan Perez Jr. and John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-teachers-strike-politics-met-1002-20160930-story.html
— Lake County circuit clerk Keith Brin spent $32,000 on food and travel – Emily K. Coleman and Gregory Pratt
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-lake-county-clerk-spending-st-0929-20160930-45-story.html
— Hillary Clinton leads by landslide in endorsements, but do they matter?
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-hillary-clinton-donald-trump-endorsements-20160930-story.html
— Trump in deposition: Presidential campaign could be good for his hotels
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-hotel-deposition-20160930-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Worker morale, spending at issue in Lake County court clerk race – Bob Susnjara
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161001/news/161009913/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Groupon to turn over workforce data in race discrimination case – CLAIRE BUSHEY  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, EEOC wants Groupon to be like GAO.  To get Democrats, minorities, females, younger people, and veterans to apply for jobs at Groupon like they do at GAO and to stay at Groupon like they stay at GAO,  Groupon could become like GAO.  Groupon could learn from GAO by reading all the documents filed in Diersen v. GAO at
http://gopillinois.com/diersen-v-gao-fifth-amended-complaint/.  That lawsuit shows that a) GAO gives preference to job applicants and to its employees who are Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran, and therefore b) discriminates against job applicants and its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160930/NEWS04/160939981/groupon-to-turn-over-workforce-data-in-race-discrimination-case
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A judge has ordered Groupon to turn over workforce and hiring data to the federal agency charged with investigating companies for job discrimination. U.S. District Judge Sara Ellis ruled on Sept. 21 that the Chicago company will need to provide the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with demographic information on both its workforce and the men and women logged in its job applicant database. The agency is investigating the company for racial discrimination in hiring. Groupon had been fighting an EEOC subpoena for the data, arguing that it was irrelevant, overly broad and burdensome. Ellis dismissed all three objections. “When investigating a charge of race discrimination, EEOC ‘is authorized to consider where the overall conditions in a workplace support’ the allegations,” Ellis wrote. Two-thirds of Groupon’s U.S. workforce is white, according to a company blog post. Court filings say the company has 1,900 employees in Chicago and received 25,000 job applications between Jan. 1, 2014 and the present. A spokesman for Groupon did not immediately return a request for comment. The agency is investigating a claim by Adrian Stratton, who filed a charge of racial discrimination in October 2014, after the company did not hire him for an open position as vice president of merchandising. But the successful pursuit of Groupon’s data makes the case “much more significant than just a single subpoena,” said Linda Friedman, a name partner at Stowell & Friedman in Chicago who represents plaintiffs in discrimination cases. Like Wall Street, racial minorities are underrepresented in the tech industry. The EEOC can use workforce and hiring data to analyze the racial makeup of a company’s workforce compared to the community in which it recruits. The greater the disparity, the greater the likelihood of discrimination. The agency is exercising its power to broadly investigate a company in the name of the public interest, rather than getting bogged down in the specifics of a single individual’s claim. “A lot of people feel the EEOC has been too quiet and too silent,” she said. “So it’s good to see it’s alive and breathing.”)

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— U.S. official: Hackers targeted election systems of 20 states – AP
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/us-official-hackers-targeted-election-systems-of-states/article_83204e05-0dcf-5b74-b368-1f45ec6992cf.html

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Mock elections drive voting interest at McHenry County high schools  Trump beats Clinton at both McHenry East and West – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/09/30/mock-elections-drive-voting-interest-at-mchenry-county-high-schools/avs8m6r/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— As polls tighten, Beltway Republicans line up for jobs in a Trump administration  Sununu: Interest in potential Trump White House picking up – CNN  (DIERSEN: Who from Illinois would Trump give federal jobs to?)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/as-polls-tighten-beltway-republicans-line-up-for-jobs-in-a-trump-administration
— Dean apologizes for ‘innuendo’ in cocaine comments  Former presidential hopeful does not apologize to Trump – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/dean-apologizes-for-innuendo-in-cocaine-comments

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS NEWS NOW
— Governor Rauner faces lawsuit over abortion-related law
http://www.cinewsnow.com/news/local/Governor-Rauner-faces-lawsuit-over-abortion-related-law-395477631.html

 

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— September too soon for voting – Eric Olson
http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2016/09/28/olson-september-too-soon-for-voting/aqyj68p/

 

SAUK VALLEY
— Courts step in, manage much of government  Lack of trust will prevent the state from wriggling out of most decrees – Jim Nowlan Toulon
http://www.saukvalley.com/2016/09/29/courts-step-in-manage-much-of-government/aizgjzh/

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Cars We Remember: Top 10 muscle cars of the 1960 decade – Greg ZylaMore (DIERSEN: What is Trump’s attitude toward cars?)
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20160930/cars-we-remember-top-10-muscle-cars-of-1960-decade

 

THE SOUTHERN
— Former Miss Wisconsin: Trump supported my family – CNN
http://thesouthern.com/news/nation/government-and-politics/video-former-miss-wisconsin-trump-supported-my-family/html_a45e17aa-aa51-52c7-b206-e9546dc65be8.html

 

NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMES
— Report: U.S. failed to collect $2.3 billion in tariffs – Joseph S. Pete
http://www.nwitimes.com/business/steel/report-u-s-failed-to-collect-billion-in-tariffs/article_149a2f94-78ef-58a0-90c9-d5226728460e.html

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Will a Republican Ever Again Win the Presidency? – Steve Feinstein
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/10/will_a_republican_ever_again_win_the_presidency.html

 

DAILY CALLER
— Here Are The Mainstream Reporters Who Are Open About Their Anti-Trump Bias – Alex Pfeiffer
http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/30/here-are-the-mainstream-reporters-who-are-open-about-their-anti-trump-bias/
— Chicago Man With Concealed-Carry Permit Shoots, Kills Armed Robber – ERIC LIEBERMAN
http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/30/chicago-man-with-concealed-carry-permit-shoots-kills-armed-robber/

 

BREITBART
— New York Times Declares Ohio No Longer ‘Bellwether’ as Trump Pulls Ahead – JOEL B. POLLAK
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2016/09/30/ohio-new-york-times-declare-no-longer-bellwether-trump-pulls-ahead/

 

CBS NEWS
— Donald Trump says he’ll make President Bill Clinton’s infidelity a campaign issue
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-bill-clinton-infidelity-campaign-issue/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: Backlog stymies aspiring citizens yearning to vote – Julia Preston  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the immigration system.  Democrats shout at aspiring citizens that Republicans have caused all the problems that everyone, and especially immigrants, has had, is having, and will have.  Democrats promote hatred of Republicans.)
By JULIA PRESTONSE
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/01/us/thousands-eager-to-vote-wont-become-citizens-in-time.html
— Donald Trump Opens New Line of Attack on Hillary Clinton: Her Marriage – PATRICK HEALY and MAGGIE HABERMAN
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/01/us/politics/donald-trump-interview-bill-hillary-clinton.html
— The Right to Call In Sick – TERESA TRITCH  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, I used fewer sick days than virtually all my coworkers and subordinates.)
http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/09/30/the-right-to-call-in-sick/
— Brands to Ad Agencies: Diversify or Else – SAPNA MAHESHWARI (DIERSEN: Ad agencies should consider hiring Charles Bowsher.  During the 1980s and 1990s, Bowsher had great success in promoting diversity, that is, in wasting the careers of and getting rid of GAO employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/01/business/media/brands-to-ad-agencies-diversify-or-else.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “How Could Anyone Vote for Trump?”  ANSWER: Clinton has made it clear that if she is elected, she will get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/01/opinion/how-could-anyone-vote-for-trump.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s bad week is a ‘nightmare’ for the GOP.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-bad-week-is-a-nightmare-for-the-gop/2016/09/30/e9290ad8-8727-11e6-92c2-14b64f3d453f_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The clear and present danger of Donald Trump.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-wrecking-ball-in-the-white-house-the-damage-trump-could-do-from-day-one/2016/09/30/1c69e9cc-85b5-11e6-a3ef-f35afb41797f_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump won’t change; he can’t let go of a grudge.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/analysis-trump-wont-change-he-cant-let-go-of-a-grudge/2016/09/30/b43c211c-877b-11e6-b57d-dd49277af02f_story.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Trump’s voters agree with him on cutting legal immigration levels – David Lauter  (DIERSEN: Few if any of my critics/opponents, their operatives, or their dupes have been adversely affected by affirmative action, by mass/illegal immigration, or by bad free trade deals.  If legal/illegal immigration levels were as high during the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s as they are now, instead of me, immigrants would have gotten the jobs that I got doing yard work, delivering newspapers, washing dishes, cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, pumping gasoline, delivering mail, working on an automobile assemble line, working as a security guard, selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances, collecting delinquent taxes, and auditing federal agencies.)
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-immigration-poll-20161001-snap-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “In racially loaded remarks, Trump urges crowd near Detroit to stand guard for election fraud.”
http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-live-updates-trailguide-trump-urges-mainly-white-crowd-near-1475279173-htmlstory.html

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Donald Trump appears in unearthed 2000 Playboy tour video featuring naked women touching themselves and each other – Meg Wagner and Leonard Greene
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/donald-trump-appears-unearthed-2000-playboy-porn-video-article-1.2813554
— Montana high school students wear ‘Trump 2016 White Pride’ t-shirts to homecoming event – CHRIS SOMMERFELDT (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs make it clear that they will get rid of you if do not demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites.)
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/montana-high-school-students-wear-trump-2016-white-pride-shirts-article-1.2813738

 

USA TODAY
— Trump to Mich. crowd: ‘I’m an outsider fighting for you’- Kathleen Gray and Brent Snavely
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/10/01/donald-trump-novi-michigan-rally-campaign/91382940/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— GOP Faces Challenge to Its State Legislature Dominance  After seizing control of record number of chambers, party is largely playing defense in 2016 election – BETH REINHARD
http://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-faces-challenge-to-its-state-legislature-dominance-1475276819
— Unmarried Voters Have the Numbers, If Not the Attention  Campaign messaging still largely targets older voters with families – JANET ADAMY  (DIERSEN: Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes were never married, are divorced, are having marital problems, have a spouse who has little or no income or retirement savings, and/or promote LGBTQ activity.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/unmarried-voters-have-the-numbers-if-not-the-attention-1475276657
— Millennials Saving More for Children’s College Than Older Generations  Millennial parents report saving $20,155. Baby boomers, $18,323. Gen-X, $12,428 – VERONICA DAGHER  (DIERSEN: Did you expect your parents to pay for your college education?  I did not.  Neither of my outstanding parents attended college.  My father fought type 1 diabetes from age 14, was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, worked in the office of a chemical plant, almost always worked second jobs (playing music, delivering eggs, fast food worker, etc.) to pay the family’s bills, and he did not buy a new car until he was 45 and it was a bottom of the line 2-door Chevy with almost no options. My mother never attended high school.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-parents-are-saving-more-money-for-childrens-college-1475028003
— An Illegal Bailout for ObamaCare  The White House plots a Treasury raid without an appropriation.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/an-illegal-bailout-for-obamacare-1475276262

 

FORTUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump’s say “Donald Trump’s Long Pattern of Attacking Women’s Sex Lives.”
http://fortune.com/2016/10/01/trump-attacks-women-sex-lives/

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “A Toddler Runs for President  Donald Trump’s latest loopy tweet-storm demonstrates again that he can’t handle the presidency.”
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2016-09-30/why-is-trump-tweeting-about-alicia-machado-sex-tape-he-cant-help-himself

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— The federal government’s change-resistant hiring system – Tom Temin (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://federalnewsradio.com/tom-temin-commentary/2016/09/governments-change-resistent-hiring-system/

 

GUARDIAN
— Fears of a Trump presidency cause right-leaning newspapers to swerve left  A raft of traditionally conservative media outlets are choosing to do the unthinkable: endorse a Democrat for the first time – Maria L La Ganga
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/01/newspaper-endorsements-donald-trump-arizona-republic
— Trump says he may not accept result if Clinton wins, in reversal from debate  GOP nominee also spoke at length with the New York Times about the marital infidelities of former president Bill Clinton, insisting ‘Hillary was an enabler’ – Alan Yuhas
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/30/trump-clinton-support-election-winner-debate-interview

 

WORLD SOCIALIST WEB SITE
— U.S. media steps up campaign for Clinton – Patrick Martin
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/01/elec-o01.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.

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