October 2 Morning Edition

ABC7
— DONALD TRUMP TAX RETURNS REPORTEDLY SHOW $916 MILLION LOSS IN 1995  (DIERSEN: How much federal income tax have you paid?  Should everyone involved in journalism, government, politics, etc. be required to publicly disclose how much federal income tax that they paid in each of the last 10 years, 20 years, 30 years, 40 years, 50 years, etc.?  The more federal income tax that you pay, what does that say about you?  The less federal income tax that you pay, what does that say about you?  I worked for IRS’s Collection Division for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 level (currently $77,899-$90,883) and I worked for GAO on audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division for 3 years at the GS-13 Step 1-3 level (currently $92,632-$98,809).)
http://abc7chicago.com/news/donald-trump-tax-returns-reportedly-show-$916-million-loss-in-1995/1535662/
— TRUMP REACHES OUT TO SANDERS SUPPORTERS FOLLOWING LEAKED CLINTON AUDIO – JOSH HASKELL
http://abc7chicago.com/news/trump-reaches-out-to-sanders-supporters-following-leaked-clinton-audio/1535664/
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump could have avoided paying taxes for 18 years, report on tax records says – David A. Fahrenthold, Rosalind S. Helderman, Jose A. DelReal
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-trump-taxes-20161001-story.html
— GOP trumpets audio of Clinton critiquing Sanders’ ‘revolution,’ but senator’s team pushes back – David Weigel
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-clinton-audio-sanders-supporters-20161001-story.html
— Marijuana labs spawn lethal explosions across the country – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–marijuana-labs-explosions-20161001-story.html
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— NY Times: Trump may not have paid taxes for 18 years
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/ny-times-trump-may-not-have-paid-taxes-for-18-years/
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: St. Sabina’s 100th year: Activist priest Michael Pfleger reflects – Maudlyne Ihejirika
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/st-sabinas-100th-year-activist-priest-michael-pfleger-reflects/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: OUTSTANDING: “One of the first things I did was stop bingo immediately and Las Vegas nights. I said we’re just going to base this church on God’s word, and believe that if we are just serving God and the people, God will bless us, and we won’t have to spend so much energy fundraising. We refocused the church,” he says.)
DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats run America.  Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) encourage people to come to America illegally, b) encourage people to stay in America illegally, and c) encourage people to bring others to America illegally.  Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at the illegals that Democrats will give them not only citizenship, but big time preference over Americans.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161002/news/161009833/
— Burd v. Wheeler: House District 50 candidates talk income tax hike, state stalemate – Susan Sarkauskas
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161002/news/161009835/
— Endorsement candidates: check your guns, baseball bats – Jim Davis
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161001/discuss/161009909/
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— How Mendoza could make life miserable for Rauner – RICH MILLER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161001/ISSUE11/310019992/how-mendoza-could-make-life-miserable-for-rauner
CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— What Trump tax report could mean for his campaign  New York Times report shows Trump had $916M loss – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/clinton-campaign-seizes-on-new-report-about-trumps-taxes
SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois college enrollment dips among biggest in region – AP
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20161001/illinois-college-enrollment-dips-among-biggest-in-region
CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Candidate Q&As: 110th House District – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-10-01/candidate-qas-110th-house-district.html
ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Four years later, video gambling still successful – Kelsey Landis  (DIERSEN: Video gambling is a vice.  To promote video gambling is to promote vice.)
http://thetelegraph.com/news/90247/four-years-later-video-gambling-still-successful
CHICAGO NOW
— Tribune Editorial Board Has An “Aleppo Moment”  (DIERSEN: To promote pot in America is to promote the destruction of America.)
http://www.chicagonow.com/little-voice-lives-in-my-head/2016/10/tribune-editorial-board-has-an-aleppo-moment/
CHICAGO DEFENDER
— The Importance of Black Women in the 2016 Presidential Election – Kai EL’ Zabar  (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? From what I see, ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they want to get rid of those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://chicagodefender.com/2016/10/02/the-importance-of-black-women-in-the-2016-presidential-election/
DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Women form alliance to rally for Lewis – Carol Ostrow
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511013721-women-form-alliance-to-rally-for-lewis
— Ives fights for more transparency in union contracts with the state – Dawn Geske
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511012541-ives-fights-for-more-transparency-in-union-contracts-with-the-state
GATEWAY PUNDIT
— The Purge Begins: Democrats on FEC Vote Privately to Ban FOX News, WSJ from Covering Politics – Jim Hoft
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/purge-begins-democrats-fec-vote-privately-ban-fox-news-wsj-covering-politics/
HOT AIR
— The NY Times’ transparent (and hypocritical) October surprise of Trump’s tax returns – JAZZ SHAW
http://hotair.com/archives/2016/10/02/ny-times-october-surprise-trumps-tax-returns-transparent/
BREITBART
— Pope Francis: Gender Theory Part of ‘Global War’ to Destroy Marriage – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/10/02/pope-francis-gender-theory-part-global-war-destroy-marriage/
WORLD NET DAILY
— U.N. APPOINTS 1ST-EVER LGBT-RIGHTS WATCHDOG  To ‘bring much-needed attention to human-rights violations’  (DIERSEN: From what I see, virtually all employers in America promote LGBT activity, that is, they discriminate against those who do not promote LGBT activity.)
http://www.wnd.com/2016/10/u-n-appoints-1st-ever-lgbt-rights-watchdog/
PJ MEDIA
— Trump Winning Ohio, One Yard Sign at a Time – TONY CORVO
https://pjmedia.com/election/2016/10/01/clinton-losing-ohio-one-yard-sign-at-a-time/
FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— HOWARD DEAN: IT’S TRUMP’S FAULT THAT I LIED ABOUT HIM USING COCAINE – Daniel Greenfield
http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/264376/howard-dean-its-trumps-fault-i-lied-about-him-daniel-greenfield
AMERICAN THINKER
— Obama wants to create a new racial category – J. Marsolo  (DIERSEN: To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group.  Democrats give preference to 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, THAT IS, DEMOCRATS DISCRIMINATE AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/10/obama_wants_to_create_a_new_racial_category.html
HUFFINGTON POST
— The Chicago Tribune and the Danger of Writing While Stoned – Geoffrey R. Stone  (DIERSEN: To promote pot in America is to promote the destruction of America.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/geoffrey-r-stone/the-chicago-tribune-and-t_b_12290890.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Flailing Trump Suggests Hillary Clinton May Have Cheated On Husband” and that Trump says “I don’t even think she’s loyal to Bill, to tell you the truth.”)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-clinton-cheated-husband_us_57f07485e4b0c2407cde47fb
NBC NEWS
— Clinton Camp Pounces on New York Times Report on Trump Tax Returns – PHIL HELSEL and MONICA ALBA
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/clinton-camp-pounces-new-york-times-report-trump-tax-returns-n658086
— String of Racist Photos Highlights Need for Colleges to Promote Inclusion – SAFIA SAMEE ALI  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Whites demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites as being racists and even worse things.)
http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/college-game-plan/string-racist-photos-highlights-need-colleges-promote-inclusion-n657061
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump May Have Had the Worst Week in Presidential Campaign History.”
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/analysis-trump-may-have-had-worst-week-presidential-campaign-history-n658071
NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump Is Seen as Helping Push Asian-Americans Into Democratic Arms.” Democrats shout at Asians that Republicans have caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems that Asians have had, are having, and will have. Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Asian hatred of Republicans.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/02/us/politics/trump-asian-american-voters.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats shout at Latinos that Republicans have caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems that Latinos have had, are having, and will have. Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Latino hatred of Republicans.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/02/opinion/sunday/latino-voters-can-make-a-difference.html
— How Donald Trump Set Off a Civil War Within the Right-Wing Media  Since the candidate clinched the nomination, the green room has become a chilly place. – ROBERT DRAPER
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/02/magazine/how-donald-trump-set-off-a-civil-war-within-the-right-wing-media.html
— Trump Tax Records Obtained by The Times Reveal He Could Have Avoided Paying Taxes for Nearly Two Decades – DAVID BARSTOW, SUSANNE CRAIG, RUSS BUETTNER and MEGAN TWOHEY
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/02/us/politics/donald-trump-taxes.html
— Debate Night Message: The Markets Are Afraid of Donald Trump – JUSTIN WOLFERS  (DIERSEN: Democrats run America. Democrats have tremendous power to drive the markets up or down, at least in the short run.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/02/upshot/debate-night-message-the-markets-are-afraid-of-donald-trump.html
WASHINGTON POST
— Trump could have avoided paying taxes for 18 years, report on tax records says – David A. Fahrenthold, Rosalind S. Helderman and Jose A. DelReal
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2016/10/01/35bef778-8844-11e6-a3ef-f35afb41797f_story.html
— DIERRSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump wonders if Clinton is ‘crazy,’ loyal to her husband or healthy.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/10/02/trump-wonders-if-clinton-is-crazy-loyal-to-her-husband-or-healthy/
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— ‘Yuuuge’ debut as ‘Saturday Night Live’ returns with Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump – Nicole Hensley
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/saturday-night-live-returns-alec-baldwin-donald-trump-article-1.2814204
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The devil in Donald: How the ghost of ‘evil’ Roy Cohn lives on inside Trump.”
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/arthur-browne-devil-donald-trump-article-1.2813483
USA TODAY
— Hillary Clinton is ‘nasty, but I can be nastier,’ Trump says – Brian J. Tumulty
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/10/01/donald-trump-nastier-hillary-clinton-infidelities/91388080/
BOSTON GLOBE
— When it comes to taxes, Trump can’t lead by example  (DIERSEN: How much federal income tax have you paid?  Should everyone involved in journalism, government, politics, etc. be required to publicly disclose how much federal income tax that they paid in each of the last 10 years, 20 years, 30 years, 40 years, 50 years, etc.?)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/letters/2016/10/01/when-comes-taxes-trump-can-lead-example/1Axz1iKg6hmGLpyIr75m3K/story.html
ALASKA DISPATCH NEWS
— I never worry I’ll be shot in Chicago. After all, I’m white. – Edward McClelland
http://www.adn.com/opinions/national-opinions/2016/10/01/i-never-worry-ill-be-shot-in-chicago-after-all-im-white/
ALABAMA
— Where are the campaign signs? Trump, Clinton yard signs hard to find in Alabama – John Sharp
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2016/10/where_are_the_campaign_signs_t.html
CBS MINNESOTA
— College Republicans Paint Controversial Mural On U Of M Bridge
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/10/01/u-of-m-trump-mural/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A student group’s mural on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus has ignited conversation and controversy. The U of M College Republicans group painted a mural yesterday in the group’s designated spot along the Washington Avenue Bridge. Dozens of student groups paint murals along the inside walls of the pedestrian level of the bridge every fall. This group’s read in part “Build The Wall,” which refers to presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The sign was later vandalized with the words “Stop White Supremacy.” Multicultural groups who did not support the vandalism later gathered to protest what they called “anti-immigrant” hate speech. “There’s freedom of speech but then there’s hate speech. It’s one thing to be conservative and it’s another thing to be saying these things that are clearly xenophobic and targeting specific groups of people,” Guillermo Perez said. Perez is a member of Sigma Lambda Beta, a Latino-based multicultural fraternity that happens to have the panel next to the College Republicans. “I was really angry, angry because it’s an attack to my people because I am Mexican,” Perez said. The group responded using its own panel, which said, “Building bridges, not walls.” “We’re trying to seek, at the very least, an apology and recognition that what they did was wrong,” Perez said. U of M President Eric Kaler said while some may find the initial message offensive it is protected speech and should not have been vandalized. He released a statement saying: “During the annual ‘Paint the Bridge’ event, an opportunity for registered student groups and University departments to promote their groups by painting a panel on the Washington Avenue Bridge, one panel assigned to a student group has received attention. The panel includes the phrase from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, ‘Build the wall.’ While this is protected as free, political speech, we have heard from members of our community who find the phrase hurtful, offensive, anti-immigrant, and anti-Latinx. “People in our community may disagree with the sentiment expressed. However, while the University values free speech, the subsequent vandalism of the panel is not the way to advance a conversation. “The University of Minnesota supports a campus climate that welcomes all members of our community and our values of equity and diversity, but that also ensures the free flow of ideas, even those that are offensive to some. As students and our community participate in responses to this and future issues, I urge all of us to be respectful and thoughtful in our approach. We encourage all who find some protected speech distasteful or offensive to engage in more protected speech.” The College Republicans also released a statement Saturday. “We find it highly disturbing that someone would vandalize a simple statement such as ‘build the wall’. “We have received comments on the painting, falsely accusing us of being racist, xenophobic, and anti-immigrant. Our party’s nominee supports building a wall on the Mexican border to stop the flow of illegal immigrants into this country. We understand that some students may disagree with this policy position. However, free speech is at the center of a functioning democracy, and the actions taken against our panels run contrary to free speech. It’s worth noting that numerous politicians from both parties support building a wall on the Mexican border. “President Obama, Vice-President Biden, Secretary Clinton, and Minnesota Governor Dayton have all supported building a wall on the Mexican border while they were U.S. Senators (Secure Fence Act of 2006). We look forward to students writing angry letters and reporting these Democrat politicians to the Bias Incident System for hurting their feelings as well. “Regardless of how one feels about border security or Mr. Donald J. Trump, it is never acceptable to infringe on other people’s freedom of speech. University policy clearly states, ‘Any alteration(s) to any panel by any person(s) outside of these designated time(s) is considered vandalism and subject to University Policy and/or local, state and federal laws.’ “We appreciate President Kaler’s statement of support for our freedom of speech and we expect the university to continue to uphold their commitment to freedom of speech and diversity of thought.”)
NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Report: Donald Trump May Not Have Paid Taxes for 18 Years – Chas Danner
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/10/report-trump-may-not-have-paid-taxes-for-18-years.html
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Among Seniors, Clinton Grows More Appealing.”
http://www.wsj.com/articles/among-seniors-clinton-grows-more-appealing-1475398801
BLOOMBERG
— Gambling Disease Kills One Australian a Day, But It’s Too Lucrative to Cure  Slot machines provide billions in revenue at high social cost. – Jason Scott and  Michael Heath
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-27/gambling-disease-kills-one-australian-a-day-but-it-s-too-lucrative-to-cure
24/7 WALL STREET
— DISGUSTING: Marijuana News Roundup: The Most Pot-Friendly US Representatives and Senators – Paul Ausick (DIERSEN: To promote pot in America is to promote the destruction of America.)
http://247wallst.com/consumer-products/2016/10/02/marijuana-news-roundup-the-most-pot-friendly-us-representatives-and-senators/
MOTLEY FOOL
— 5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Retirement  Here are some important retirement-related facts about Social Security, long-term care, retirement savings balances, homeownership, and taxes. – Jason Hall
http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/10/02/5-facts-you-didnt-know-about-retirement.aspx
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 3. Average retirement savings will generate less than $500 per month  According to Vanguard, which manages millions of retirement savings accounts, the median balance in defined contribution plans (think 401(k) plans) it manages for people 55 and over was less than $72,000 in 2015. For context, that would only generate about $240 per month in retirement income. This only covers a small selection of total retirement savings, but even as a small sample size it’s concerning. The U.S. Government Accountability Office offers up a bigger picture look, but it’s still concerning. According to the GAO, the median age 55-64 household has $104,000 in retirement savings, while the median age 65-74 household has $148,000 saved. Sure, that’s a lot more than Vanguard’s data, but in terms of dependable retirement income, it’s only worth $347 to $493 per month in retirement income. Paired with an average Social Security benefit of less than $1,500 per month, that’s not a lot of money to live on in retirement. For millions of older Americans, there’s an even bigger concern. The GAO found that 29% of households age 55 and over don’t have any defined benefit (such as a pension) or retirement savings at all.)
— Retirement Planning: Is The 4% Rule the Right Rule of Thumb?  Yes — without a doubt. But there are caveats… – Brian Stoffel
http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/10/02/retirement-planning-is-the-4-rule-the-right-rule-o.aspx
VANITY FAIR
— S.N.L. Tears Into Trump in First Sketch of the Season  Last year, the show invited the candidate to host an episode. This year, it’s apparently planning to show no mercy. – HILLARY BUSIS
http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/10/snl-donald-trump-hillary-clinton-debate
CBC NEWS
— Ageism is ‘the most socially-ingrained discrimination,’ says British Columbia advocate  Oct. 1 marks the UN’s International Day of Older Persons  (DIERSEN: How old are you?  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.)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ageism-discrimination-1.3786624

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.