October 14 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Trump Coming to Chicago For Fundraiser This Month An invite for the fundraiser, obtained by NBC 5 from a source, says the event will be hosted in party by National Finance Chairman Todd Ricketts, part-owner of the Chicago Cubs
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Trump-Coming-to-Chicago-For-Fundraiser-This-Month-563083411.html

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Violent parody video of Trump shooting members of media, critics reportedly shown at his resort – Kelly Taylor Hayes
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/violent-parody-video-of-trump-shooting-members-of-media-critics-reportedly-shown-at-his-resort

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— With former Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner out of state’s political scene, Illinois GOP turns to grassroots fundraising – RICK PEARSON (DIERSEN: What motivates you to donate money to Republican political organizations? For me, it is their demonstrating that they can and will help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance the Illinois Republican Party platform and the Republican Party platform.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-without-rauner-illinois-republicans-turn-to-grassroots-fundraising-20191014-uis6mwbrcvc3veh662sfqfofci-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In its last filing with the State Board of Elections, the state GOP reported having $88,412 in cash on hand as of June 30. Rauner’s last donation to the state party, totaling $100,000, came two days after Democrat J.B. Pritzker defeated him for governor, 55% to 39%. Pritzker’s victory has turned the tables on Republicans. The Democrat is the country’s wealthiest politician, worth $3.4 billion and ranking 250th on the Forbes 400 list of wealthy Americans. President Donald Trump comes in at 275th on the list with a net worth of $3.1 billion. Pritzker gave his campaign $172 million and his campaign fund has given the state Democratic Party nearly $3.2 million, state campaign finance records show.)
— President Trump is coming to Chicago for a fundraiser with Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts. The event is tentatively scheduled for Trump Tower, a source said. – RICK PEARSON and LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-trump-trip-chicago-fundraiser-20191014-64es6pfkpjga3mnj4kuaj3fpii-story.html
— Under Ellen DeGeneres’ formula for friendship, Donald Trump could become your bestie. No thanks. – Dahleen Glanton (DIERSEN: Why doesn’t Glanton give Bush more credit for the many actions that he took against the Republican Party platform?) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-ellen-bush-donald-trump-forgiveness-20191014-uvyztkq7ondezcqavc2vnev54u-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers use Alex Perez push pot big time.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-social-equity-st-1013-20191013-vrt32nq2bzbfhcxnhlmxgiyj5q-story.html
— We hate to be a drag, but how ready is Illinois for legal recreational marijuana on Jan. 1? – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-illinois-ready-legal-marijuana-20191009-20191014-snsplne7s5gd3hdymiiwgewghu-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Indian Head Park votes to prohibit the sale of marijuana for recreational use – KIMBERLY FORNEK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/western-springs/ct-dws-indian-head-park-marijuana-sales-tl-1017-20191014-wxygj2ozpfgadpulxrlkfmqzqy-story.html
— Appeals court affirms Aurora marijuana cultivation center’s license, reversing earlier ruling that sided with Lake County’s Medponics – SARAH FREISHTAT (DIERSEN: Wherever pot is, it brings down everything and everyone around it.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-marijuana-dispensary-ruling-st-1015-20191014-ypqwhqd3ujht7owd3whqmxsy3a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Diversity in the newsroom is about more than having black and brown reporters I am sorry Jeffrey Dale had to quit his job to take a stand, but I applaud his commitment to our craft and his respect for communities of color. – Dorothy Tucker
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/14/20914139/newsroom-diversity-jeffrey-dale-nabj-patriot-ledger-quincy-massachusetts-dorothy-tucker-n-word

DAILY HERALD
— Petition packets for 2020 Kane County candidates available
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20191014/petition-packets-for-2020-kane-county-candidates-available
— Warren escalates Facebook fight with ad targeting Zuckerberg – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191014/news/310149924/

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Wall won’t solve America’s immigration woes.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191014/krishnamoorthi-wall-wont-solve-americas-immigration-woes

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: City plans to loosen weed-free zone downtown Mayor Lori Lightfoot is planning to open up a slice of River North to retail marijuana shops under a draft zoning ordinance, relaxing an earlier proposal that would have banned cannabis sales from nearly all of downtown. – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/city-plans-loosen-weed-free-zone-downtown
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: More than 700 institutions now serve marijuana-related businesses across the country. – MINHO KIM 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/cannabis-industry-underbanked-thats-finally-changing

WGLT
— Pot Talk: How Employers Are Preparing for Cannabis Legalization – TIM SHELLEY (DIERSEN: How stoned will employers allow their employees to be? I would not want to work for stoners, work with stoners, or supervise stoners.) 
https://www.wglt.org/post/pot-talk-how-employers-are-preparing-cannabis-legalization#stream/0

FOX NEWS ILLINOIS
— Warren joins Buttigieg in nixing threat to church tax status – AP (DIERSEN: Of course, Democrats want to take away tax exempt status for churches that do not promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, 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, retaliation, and even worse things.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/warren-joins-buttigieg-in-nixing-threat-to-church-tax-status

CITIZEN KELLY
— COLUMBUS DAY FLASHBACK: CBS REPORTER THREATENS TO DECK CITIZEN KELLY
http://www.citizenkelly.com/columbus-day-flashback-cbs-reporter-threatens-to-deck-citizen-kelly/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Interview on Dear America with Graham Allen
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/14/il-14-catalina-lauf-interview-on-dear-america-with-graham-allen/ 
IL-06/IL-14: Beware of Analytics Saying SALT Deduction Caps of TCJA Causing Home Values to Drop, Part I
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/14/il-06-il-14-beware-of-analytics-saying-salt-deduction-caps-of-tcja-causing-home-values-to-drop-part-i/ 
— Is McSweeney Red-Light Camera Bill Involved with Federal Probe of Sponsor of Gas Tax Hike Sponsor?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/14/is-mcsweeney-red-light-camera-bill-involved-with-federal-probe-of-sponsor-of-gas-tax-hike-sponsor/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives’ prolific campaign fundraising may have prompted Sanguinetti’s abrupt departure from 6th District race – Glenn Minnis 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/514807623-ives-prolific-campaign-fundraising-may-have-prompted-sanguinetti-s-abrupt-departure-from-6th-district-race

CENTER FOR ILLINOIS POLITICS
— Cultural Diversity in Illinois: A spin through the last 40 years – Brendan Rigney, Wagner Acerbi, Horta Kerry Kasper (DIERSEN: Democrats are overjoyed about the demise of Whites.)
https://www.centerforilpolitics.org/articles/cultural-diversity-in-illinois-a-spin-through-the-last-40-years

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— YOU CAN BLAME GOVERNMENT FOR RISING TUITION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/10/you-can-blame-government-for-rising-tuition.html
— THORNER: HEARTLAND 35TH ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT FEATURING GLENN BECK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/10/thorner-heartland-35th-anniversary-benefit-featured-inspiring-speech-by-glenn-beck.html
— THE LIGHTS ARE OUT IN CALIFORNIA, AND THAT WAS THE PLAN ALL ALONG (DIERSEN: How soon before the lights will be out in Illinois?)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/10/the-lights-are-out-in-california-and-that-was-the-plan-all-along.html

CAPITOL FAX
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https://capitolfax.com/2019/10/11/reader-comments-closed-for-the-holiday-weekend-53/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— CNN president carrying out ‘personal vendetta’ against Trump, employee says in undercover sting – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/oct/14/cnns-zucker-accused-by-staffer-of-personal-vendett/

GOPUSA
— Civilian disarmament & tyranny — A historic tale of three cities
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=77662

AMERICAN THINKER
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC, TREASONOUS: California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom signs law to put illegals on state boards – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/californias_gov_gavin_newsom_signs_law_to_put_illegals_on_state_boards.html

BREITBART
— Leading 2020 Dems Unified to Turn Red States Blue with More Immigration – JOHN BINDER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout at immigrants that Democrats will use government a) to take more and more and more income, assets, opportunities, etc. away from Republicans and b) to give that income, assets, opportunities, etc. to immigrants.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/14/2020-democrats-unified-for-more-immigration/
— Trump Condemns Beto’s IRS Attack on Churches That Oppose Same-Sex Marriage – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/faith/trump-condemns-betos-irs-attack-on-churches-that-oppose-same-sex-marriage/
— Reuters: Immigration Enforcement Fattens Wages of American Workers – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/10/14/reuters-immigration-enforcement-fattens-wages-of-american-workers/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— What Unites the Right? – JAY NORDLINGER (DIERSEN: What do you say to those in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Glen Ellyn, and in Wheaton who hint/imply/argue/shout that they are on the right, but who a) fail/refuse to defend/advance the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and/or other planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and in the Republican Party platform and b) work against those like me who support those planks?) 
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/what-unites-the-right/

POLITICAL BULL PEN
— The NEW Starbucks CEO Has Admitted She Doesn’t Like White People
https://politicalbullpen.com/t/the-new-starbucks-ceo-has-admitted-she-doesn-t-like-white-people/5293

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that if you are Republican, White, and/or male, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that they want to get rid of you.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/10/14/here-are-indigenous-people-christopher-columbus-his-men-could-not-annihilate/
— Student tracking, secret scores: How college admissions offices rank prospects before they apply  Before many schools even look at an application, they comb through prospective students’ personal data, such as web-browsing habits and financial history – Douglas MacMillan and Nick Anderson (DIERSEN: What score would you have gotten? My score would have been low. While I took college preparatory classes, I just barely made it into the upper 20% of my high school class and my ACT score was only 24. Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I spent my junior and senior years and the summer in between washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. I was 1-A for draft notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease).
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/10/14/colleges-quietly-rank-prospective-students-based-their-personal-data/

BOSTON HERALD
— It’s all about electability – FRANK COHEN (DIERSEN: According to Trump-haters, the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. How many of the aforesaid are you?) 
https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/10/14/its-all-about-electability/

COLUMBIA CHRONICLE
— City ordinance may switch Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples’ Day – Isaiah Colbert
https://columbiachronicle.com/city-ordinance-may-switch-columbus-day-for-indigenous-peoples-day

URBANA CITIZEN
— Four compete for at-large council seat (DIERSEN: What if the Daily Herald had published such information for the recent Wheaton City Council vacancies?)
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/news/72680/four-compete-for-at-large-council-seat

NEWSWEEK
— PRO-TRUMP CLOTHING SPARKS MASSED BRAWL AT HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAME, HOSPITALIZING OFFICER – BRENDAN COLE (DIERSEN: How badly would Trump-haters try to beat you if you wore pro-Trump clothing?)
https://www.newsweek.com/maryland-school-football-brawl-trump-old-mill-north-county-1464977

NEW YORKER
— Public Servants Are Starting to Respond to Donald Trump’s False Attacks – David Rohde (DIERSEN: What percent of federal employees despise, if not hate, those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, 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?)
https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/public-servants-versus-donald-trump

FEDERAL TIMES
— OPM wants agencies to be more flexible when disciplining feds – Jessie Bur (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors punished me. They forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $19,568 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors punished me. They did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors punished me. They forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.federaltimes.com/management/hr/2019/10/14/opm-wants-agencies-to-be-more-flexible-when-disciplining-feds/

FED SMITH
— FROM THE ARTICLE: The message to agencies is clear. In effect, don’t take the easy way when imposing disciplinary or adverse action. Instead, “efficiently remove those who fail to perform or to uphold the public’s trust.”
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/10/14/opm-agencies-dont-be-wimps/

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Sanders details plan to ‘end corporate greed’ – AP
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/government-news/2019/10/ap-interview-sanders-details-plan-to-end-corporate-greed/

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.