October 12 Morning Edition

— CTA and Metra stations, Barrington, Naperville and other transportation projects get federal funding – Robert McCoppin
— Naperville burglaries up, violent crime down, 2018 FBI crime stats show – SUZANNE BAKER

— Facebook suspends Arlington Heights-based Church of Christian Liberty’s page – Christopher Placek
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Lindstrom said one of the stories shared on the page a few days before the ban had to do with homosexuality.)
— Study facts about consolidating townships – Brian P. McGuire, Supervisor, Hanover Township

— Illinois has a marijuana referendum after all Local officials find themselves at the center of an often-contentious debate that never really happened before state legislators passed the law. It’s been a revealing civics lesson. – JOHN PLETZ

— Illinois Officials Launch Anti-Vaping Campaign as More Illnesses Reported – Kristen Thometz

— Olivet’s opinion should matter in Bourbonnais – Editorial

— Minor Changes to Cannabis Program Expected – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: Of course, pot pushers want to force the sale of pot in Disproportionately Impacted Areas (DIA). Of course, pot pushers want to force the sale of pot in the western Wheaton DIA (Census Tract 8426.04.)

— How to run for office: The game hasn’t changed that much – Jim Nowlan (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who shout at candidates a) that they should not keep diersen@aol.com on their press advisory or press release lists and b) that if they lose, it will be because of Dave Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.) 
(FROM THE ARTICLE: You might have been asked recently to sign a petition to put a candidate on the ballot in 2020. It’s that season and, though a truism, if good people don’t run for office, democracy doesn’t work. You ought to try running. Here’s how. . .There are four resources in every campaign: people, skill, money and time. Every candidate has at least some of one or more of those resources. . .Today, the guidance would be to build your friends on Facebook. Your friends become volunteers, funders and word-spreaders — your “organization.” Don’t expect any help from your local political party organization, which is likely on life support. You and your friends also have skills, maybe at running a small business, which is basically what a campaign is about — setting up a small business that lasts about one year. You write a campaign plan, much like a business plan. In the plan, you establish a vote-total goal and where those votes are located; how to reach them; how much it will cost, and how to raise the requisite amount. Depending upon the office you seek, your plan might simply be in your head, or in a thick three-ring binder. But there has to be a plan. Political consultant Steve Shearer of Peoria observes that 90 percent of the candidates who spend more money than their opponents win. So, money is important, though obviously not controlling in all cases. . .The Illinois State Board of Elections website offers a complete Candidate’s Guide, which walks you through the filing requirements. The key to success, from Lincoln’s day to the present, is effective strategy (the plan), not tactics (specific tasks). . .Steve says winning is about strategy, message and image. Strategy is based on such factors as analysis of recent voting returns, the issues that move voters in your constituency, both candidates’ (including the opponent) strengths and weaknesses. From that comes the plan to achieve your vote-total goal.)

— Trump’s Fights With GOP Over Syria Come At The ‘Worst Possible Moment’ – FRANCO ORDOÑEZ

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers want poor minorities and poor women to be pot pushers.

— IL-06/IL-14: Evelyn Sanguinetti’s Departure from Congressional Race and Ramifications – John Lopez (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who shout at candidates a) that they should not keep diersen@aol.com on their press advisory or press release lists and b) that if they lose, it will be because of Dave Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.) 
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While Sanguinetti’s statement was diplomatic and appeals to unity after the primary, it only hints at the real reason Sanguinetti withdrew from the campaign — money. . .According to an insider close to Sanguinetti’s campaign and as shared on Capitol Fax, Sanguinetti raised around $50,000 for the 3rd quarter, less than half of the money she reported for her disappointing 2nd quarter.)

— Rep. Ugaste condemns ‘push-poll’ tactics used to spread falsehoods about District 6 candidate Ives – Glenn Minnis 

— Voters must be wary of unethical campaign tactics, Sen. Wilcox cautions – Glenn Minnis 

— Sanguinetti bows out of congressional race – Glenn Minnis
— Islamist expert: Casten, Grasso should be held accountable for validating Muslim center that hosts promoters of hate – W.J. Kennedy 
— DuPage elementary school gym teacher making at least $135K per year – Glenn Minnis (DIERSEN: The most that I made in today’s dollars was $127,654 per year (GS-13 Step 10). I was 49 year old. I had worked for GAO for almost 18 years, and for IRS for almost 9 years before that. I had earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 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.)

— Trans Deception Scam – Laurie Higgins 
— The Decline in Religious Faith is Having a Role in Nation’s Drug Crisis – Micah Clark

— If Only We Could Impeach the Left-Wing Media – Trevor Thomas

— Beto blasted for call to strip tax status of churches opposing gay marriage: ‘Bigoted nonsense’ Sen. Ben Sasse accuses Texas Democrat of ‘extreme intolerance’ – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: To keep their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran from leaving, my Democrat superiors in the federal government promised to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.)

— CNN’s LGBT town hall made the 2020 Democratic primary even more of a clown show
— ‘Uncharted territory’: Fetal remains found in South Bend abortion doctor’s car brings count to 2,411 – Kimberly Leonard

— Many journalists, pundits picking sides as impeachment battle lines are drawn (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents always shout at candidates in contested Republican primary races a) that I pick sides and b) that the side that I pick will lose in the general election.) 

— Hillary Clinton Criticizes Facebook for Not Being Anti-Trump Enough – ALLUM BOKHARI
— Trump: ‘Mexico Helps More’ to Stop Illegal Immigration than Democrats – John Binder

— Democrat presidential candidates compete for LGBT votes at CNN town hall – Calvin Freiburger

— Democratic Candidates Promise LGBT Voters They’ll Punish All the Right People – SCOTT SHACKFORD (DIERSEN: Which individuals, organizations, companies, and governments punish you? I should write a book about those who a) claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican and b) punish me. They refuse to keep diersen@aol.com on their press advisory and press release lists.) 

— Elizabeth Warren: Men Who Oppose Gay Marriage Should “Just Marry One Woman,” “If You Can Find One” – Tim Hains (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, conservative-haters demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you.) 
— Anti-Trump Protesters Burn Red Trump Hats Outside Rally In Minnesota, Yell “F*ck You” At Police – Ian Schwartz 

— Gay Anchor Shepard Smith Abruptly Quits Fox News After 23 Years “Even in our current polarized nation, it’s my hope that facts will win the day.” – Brandon Voss (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity, their operatives, and their dupes work the hardest against me.) 

— Ex-Envoy Tells Impeachment Inquiry Trump Ousted Her Based on ‘False Claims’ – Reuters (DIERSEN: I should sue those who make false claims against me, especially those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 

— Washington Post publisher: ‘Corrosive’ to liken unfavorable news to ‘fake news’ – TAL AXELROD (DIERSEN: Of course, according to my critics/opponents, GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are full of fake news.)
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: Judge blocks Trump ‘public charge’ rule – NATHANIEL WEIXEL (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs encourage behaviors (drinking booze, gambling, smoking pot, etc.) that turn people into public charges.) 

— Judge blocks Trump immigration rule, calls it ‘repugnant to American Dream’ – Kristina Cooke (DIERSEN: To get immigrants who are minority and/or female to come to America, Democrat and RINO politicians promise them that they will use government, Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to give them tremendous preference over citizens of America.) 

— Mormons to the Rescue? The reddest faith in America is also the one most skeptical of Donald Trump. – Timothy Egan (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have an extremely low opinion of Missouri Synod Lutherans. They also have an extremely low opinion of those who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— It is wrong — and corrosive — to conflate ‘unfavorable news’ and ‘fake news’ – Fred Ryan (DIERSEN: Of course, according to my critics/opponents, GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are full of fake news.)

— Ex-Republican: Do we still agree on beating Trump? After your LGBTQ forum, I’m not sure. I’m not asking you to betray your principles, but Republican culture warriors are lying in wait. Why let them divide us where we already agree? – Tom Nichols (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity, their operatives, and their dupes work the hardest against me. I should write a book about them.) 

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— School turns down free lunch for teachers from Chick-fil-A ‘out of respect’ to LGBTQ staff – Jerrod Kingery (DIERSEN: In your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county, who takes the lead in punishing those who do not promote LGBTQ activity?)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: 73-year-old retired federal employee Margaret Haynes runs for Wilmington City Council

— Beto O’Rourke’s Progressive Tolerance Now he wants to use the tax code to punish religious dissenters. – Editorial
— When God Is Your Portfolio Manager Biblically responsible investing is booming, as some Christians move to match their faith with their stock buys – Jason Zweig
(FROM THE ARTICLE: What would Jesus buy? That question is spreading in the investing world, as evangelicals and other Christians seek investment management and financial planning to match their interpretation of biblical principles. The latest sign of the rise of faith-based investing was the launch of the Inspire International ESG exchange-traded fund on Sept. 30. Its ticker symbol? WWJD, short for the popular expression “What would Jesus do?” Many socially responsible investors favor companies that recruit LGBT workers or donate to Planned Parenthood and the like. By contrast, biblically responsible investors shun companies that profit from or support abortion, pornography, gambling, or LGBT issues. No matter what you believe or how you invest, the advent of this approach highlights the promise and perils of socially responsible investing in general: You can salve your conscience, or you can earn higher returns. It isn’t likely you can do both. Biblically responsible investing, or BRI, is booming as investment managers who are losing assets to index funds strive to find new niches.)
— Who Willed the Electric Car? China, and Here’s Why Electric vehicles that derive their power from dirty energy aren’t necessarily better for the environment, but they are better for Beijing – Lauren Silva Laughlin
— Whistleblowers and the Real Deep State Civil servants too often forget they work for the people and seek to impose their own policy agendas. – Kimberley A. Strassel (DIERSEN: According to the Democrats who I worked for in the federal government, “the people” wanted them to get rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.) 

— Where 2020 Democratic Candidates Stand on LGBTQ Issues – Melanie Eversley (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, those who promote LGBTQ activity, their operatives, and their dupes destroy you.)

— Democrats Are Going to Regret Beto’s Stance on Conservative Churches The candidate seems not to realize that eliminating tax exemptions for certain religious institutions would be catastrophic. – John Inazu (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity, their operatives, and their dupes work the hardest against me.)

— THE LEFT HAS BEEN TRYING TO OUST TRUMP EVER SINCE AMERICANS ELECTED HIM – NEWT GINGRICH (DIERSEN: Who tries to oust you? I should write a book about those who try to oust me. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who are past or present MTRCC, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, IRP, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois employees, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc.) 

— Is it never acceptable to respond with aggression? – Sue Noon (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who do everything that they can to get me to raise my voice, to get me to lose my temper. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who are past or present Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), Illinois Republican Party (IRP), Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois employees, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. They blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the problems that they have, that you have, that I have, and that everyone has. They blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the problems that the following have/had: MTRCC, DCRCC, IRP, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.) 

— 9 Things About Public Relations They Didn’t Teach You in College – Arthur Solomon (DIERSEN: Of course, I should sue my critics/opponents who hint/imply/argue/shout that I do not honor embargo requests, off-the-record requests, etc.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Embargo Just because a PR firm distributes a press release with the words “Embargoed Until” atop it doesn’t mean that a reporter will honor it. Most will, but it’s always good to have someone speak to the journalist and request she agree to honor the embargo. Scientific studies sent to specific editors are an exception. The same is true for releases saying “For Release After.” PR pros should know that once a release is distributed, when it is used is up to editors. Off-the Record You can tell a media member that something is “off-the-record,” but it doesn’t mean a reporter considers it so. Establish off-the-record ground rules upfront. Specifically, do so prior to conveying information you want kept off-the-record. ‘If you don’t want it reported, don’t say it’ is the advice I always give to executives before interviews or when they socialize with the media. Recall Madeleine Westerhout, President Trump’s personal assistant, who “quit” or was fired after making comments during a dinner. The event supposedly was off-the-record.)

— HOW TO WRITE CAMPAIGN PRESS RELEASES – Peter G. Pollak (DIERSEN: If you were me, how would you react when candidates in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican fail/refuse to keep diersen@aol.com on their press advisory and press release lists? If you were me, how would you react when the aforesaid candidates regularly open my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and click on links in those emails? 

(FROM THE ARTICLE: 4. Identify the decision makers at the media that are key for your campaign and develop a relationship with them. Get to know what issues they think are important in the election and feed them information on those issues. . .6. As much as possible, treat all media equally. Don’t discount a reporter because she or he works for a weekly.)

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.