October 23 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— Why you should vote for Donald Trump – Mark Fratella  (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.  Trump is the Republican Party’s presidential nominee and he has pledged to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.  When you see articles posted on websites like this article that Mark Fratella has written, please email the hyperlink to me at
diersen@aol.com so that I can include it in a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email.  If you seek or hold a government or political office as a Republican, you obligate yourself to help elect Republican candidates.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161022/discuss/161029680/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Mark Fratella is a precinct committeeman in Addison Township and was an elected Trump delegate to the Republican National Convention for Illinois Congressional District 5. He also served on the RNC Credentials Committee and currently serves as the Trump Education Coalition Leader.)
— 8th Congressional candidates talk Trump on ABC7 debate – Susan Sarkauskas
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161023/news/161029476/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Clinton infuses cash into Senate, gubernatorial races, including Indiana and Missouri – Philip Rucker, Ed O’Keefe, Mike DeBonis
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-indiana-missouri-democrats-clinton-coattails-20161022-story.html
— Despite its struggles, Acapulco still sparkles – Alan Solomon  (DIERSEN: Have you vacationed in Acapulco?  I vacationed there as well as in Mexico City, Jamaica, Hawaii, and the Bahamas in the early/mid 1970s with a fellow straight single male conservative Republican IRS employee.  My Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were filled with envy and did not like that at all.  I could afford those vacations and I could afford to buy a new 1972 Corvette in 1971, to buy a new town home in University Park in 1972, to buy a studio condo in the Outer Drive East (ODE) building in Chicago in 1974, to buy a one bedroom condo in the ODE building in 1976, and to pay for tuition for graduate business and accounting courses at Loyola and DePaul because IRS hired me at the GS-7 level (currently $43,915) in 1971, promoted me to GS-9 (currently $53,717) in 1972, promoted me to GS-11 (currently $64,992) in 1973, and promoted me to GS-12 (currently $77,899) in 1974.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/sc-acapulco-mexico-travel-1018-20161006-story.html
— Take just one step forward on your career goals – Rex Huppke  (DIERSEN: When you were young, what were your career goals.  If you are a non-veteran White male federal employee, your career goal has to be making 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, or your career will be wasted and you will be gotten rid of.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/careers/ijustworkhere/ct-huppke-work-advice-1023-biz-20161021-column.html
— To grow size of Police Department, Chicago will need twice what is planned – Cecilia Reyes
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/data/ct-police-retirement-mayors-plan-20161002-htmlstory.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Tribune analysis of police pension fund data shows a large number of officers eligible for sweetened retirement benefits, an incentive known as “55 and out,” as part of their contract, which expires in June 30, 2017. There are 569 officers who have served for at least 26 years, the average time for retirees between 2011 and 2015, and are at least 55 years old. Officers 55 or older qualify for extended health care benefits, extending coverage, paid for by the department, until an officer is eligible for Medicare. There are 3,840 officers who have served for at least 20 years, at which point, pension benefits grow by about $2,000 each month, the pension fund estimates. Of eligible officers, 2,592 officers are older than 50, when their pensions start to be paid.)
— Presidential race drives auto industry issues home – Fred Meier
http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/automotive/sc-clinton-trump-auto-industry-issues-autocover-1020-20161018-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The U.S. auto industry has been in the spotlight during the 2016 presidential campaigns, starting with the primaries. The hottest issue has not been about what automakers produce but where, thanks to the debate over free-trade deals including the North American Free Trade Agreement and the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership. History shows that the winner could end up having a big impact on what and how we drive. Past presidential milestones include interstate highways (Dwight Eisenhower), the first safety regulations and the 25 percent tariff on trucks (Lyndon B. Johnson), federal emissions rules and the 55-mph speed limit (Richard Nixon), fuel economy rules (Gerald Ford), the first Chrysler bailout (Jimmy Carter), the most recent industry bailout (George W. Bush and Barack Obama), and ramped-up emissions and fuel economy rules (Obama).)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you support Trump, Democrats call you a Nazi, and especially if you are German national origin, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, non-veteran, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.  To say that a person is a Nazi is to make it clear that you want Clinton to use the federal government to get rid of that person.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-holocaust-st-1021-20161021-column.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— With poor choices, Clinton gets nod for president – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20161022/our-opinion-with-poor-choices-clinton-gets-nod-for-president

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Davis, LaHood should return to Congress – Editorial
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-davis-lahood-should-return-to-congress/article_0878d44a-ee3d-5771-a5ac-b39f9deffa85.html

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Choosing in a year of unpleasant choices – Editorial
http://www.rrstar.com/opinion/20161022/our-view-choosing-in-year-of-unpleasant-choices

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Medicaid dollars offer honeypot for thieves – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2016-10-23/jim-dey-medicaid-dollars-offer-honeypot-thieves.html
— Clash over limited cash – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2016-10-23/clash-over-limited-cash.html

 

WSIL TV
— Trump’s lawsuit threat against overshadows agenda rollout – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/33453678/trumps-lawsuit-threat-against-overshadows-agenda-rollout

 

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— Though Clinton ranks above Trump in Daily Egyptian poll, SIU students indicate they aren’t happy with options – Shannon Allen  (DIERSEN: What if educators did not demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans?)
http://dailyegyptian.com/60820/news/though-hillary-ranks-above-trump-in-student-poll-many-students-indicate-they-arent-happy-with-their-options/

 

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
— Four years later, what effect has expanded video gambling had on Illinois? – PHIL CICIORA
http://illinois.edu/emailer/newsletter/108619.html

 

NEWSMAX
— Clinton, Kaine Rip Trump on Attacking Accusers at Gettysburg – Todd Beamon
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/Clinton-Kaine-Trump-accusers/2016/10/22/id/754848/?ns_mail_uid

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Why is the American Left so violent?
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/why-is-the-american-left-so-violent/article/2605277

 

DAILY CALLER
— Former Prosecutor: The Clintons Are So Corrupt, Everything ‘They Touch Turns To Molten Lead’ – GINNI THOMAS
http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/22/former-prosecutor-the-clintons-are-so-corrupt-everything-they-touch-turns-to-molten-lead-video/
— Unreleased Impeachment Era Evidence Against Bill Clinton Still Sealed By Congress – Kerry Picket
http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/22/unreleased-impeachment-era-evidence-against-bill-clinton-still-sealed-by-congress/

 

TOWNHALL
— Without Trump We Are Done – Bryan Crabtree
http://townhall.com/columnists/bryancrabtree/2016/10/23/without-trump-we-are-done-n2235977

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Donald Trump and Man’s Struggle for Recognition – Dale Leuck  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the world more and more and more anti-male.  What do you say to men who pander to anti-males?)
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/10/donald_trump_and_mans_struggle_for_recognition.html

 

THE HILL
— Campaign manager: Trump would be willing to do another debate – Nikita Vladimirov
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/302355-conway-trump-would-be-willing-to-do-another-debate
— Trump lands first major newspaper endorsement: Las Vegas-Review Journal – Jesse Byrnes
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/302372-trump-lands-first-major-newspaper-endorsement
— Could President Hillary heal a divided nation? – Niall Stanage  (DIERSEN: Those who support Clinton 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.  They want Clinton to get rid of 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://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/302307-could-president-hillary-heal-a-divided-nation

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Tom Hanks Joins Alec Baldwin In Ridiculing Donald Trump On ‘SNL’  But how will the GOP nominee react to this weekend’s show? – Lee Moran
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/alec-baldwin-tom-hanks-donald-trump-snl_us_580c5003e4b0a03911ed5422?section=

 

CNN
— Top aide touts Donald Trump’s ‘drain the swamp’ message – Eric Bradner
http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/23/politics/kellyanne-conway-trump-drain-the-swamp/index.html

 

REUTERS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: 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 crow over their successes.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-poll-border-idUSKCN12N0AJ

 

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow over their success in driving up Trump’s disapproval rating.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/clinton-vaults-double-digit-lead-boosted-broad-disapproval/story?id=42993821
— Gay Republicans Explain Why They Are Proudly Supporting Donald Trump – JUJU CHANG and MARJORIE MCAFEE  (DIERSEN: From what I see, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote LGBTQ activity in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, in Illinois, in America, and in the world work the hardest to destroy the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Republican Party, etc.)
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/gay-republicans-explain-proudly-supporting-donald-trump/story?id=42977880

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Rich Vote Republican? Maybe Not This Election. – ROBERT FRANK  (DIERSEN: Tragically, from what I see, ever-increasingly, the rich in America 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.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/23/business/rich-vote-republican-not-this-election-maybe.html
— Why Hillary Clinton Needs to Be Two-Faced – JONATHAN RAUCH  (DIERSEN: Democrats run America. Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  Democrats are disciples of Saul Alinsky.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/23/opinion/campaign-stops/why-hillary-clinton-needs-to-be-two-faced.html
— The Media’s Moment of Truth – Frank Bruni  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the media acts like it is an arm of the Democrat Party.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/23/opinion/sunday/the-medias-moment-of-truth.html?ref=opinion
— Go Midwest, Young Hipster  If you really want Democrats to win in Iowa, move there. – ALEC MacGILLIS  (DIERSEN: What do you say to Democrats who hypocritically move into and/or stay in Republican areas to take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republican principles and values bring?)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/23/opinion/campaign-stops/go-midwest-young-hipster.html
— The Dangers of Hillary Clinton – Ross Douthat
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/23/opinion/sunday/the-dangers-of-hillary-clinton.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/23/opinion/sunday/britains-step-toward-justice-for-gay-men.html
— Men Need Help. Is Hillary Clinton the Answer? – SUSAN CHIRA  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn men, and especially men who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, older, rich, gun owners, non-veterans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/23/opinion/campaign-stops/men-need-help-is-hillary-clinton-the-answer.html
— If They Google You, Do You Win? – STUART A. GABRIEL and SETH STEPHENS-DAVIDOWITZ
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/23/opinion/campaign-stops/if-they-google-you-do-you-win.html
— How Kids Learn Prejudice – Gray Matter  (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at kids that Republicans are racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/23/opinion/sunday/how-kids-learn-prejudice.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Republicans fear Trump’s woes will flip Senate control to the Democrats and erode the House GOP majority – Lisa Mascaro
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-congress-flip-election-20161023-snap-story.html

 

LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL
— Post-Trump GOP will face feuding factions – Ira Stoll  (DIERSEN: What faction are you in?  I am in the faction that defends and advances the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)
http://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/post-trump-gop-will-face-feuding-factions

 

HARFORD COURANT
— Clinton, Ryan Must Face Economic Inequity – ROBERT B. REICH  (DIERSEN: Democrats fight “economic inequality” by taking jobs and promotions, etc. away from Republicans and giving those jobs and promotions, etc. to Democrats. What would your superiors say that they did to fight “economic inequality?”  My Democrat GAO superiors would stress that they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, 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 an $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors would stress that they did not promote me beyond GS-12, that they disallowed my education deductions, and that they disallowed my partial day per diem claims.  My Democrat Post Office superiors would stress that they forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.  My aforesaid Democrat superiors would stress that the aforesaid adverse actions that they took against me directly benefited their employees who were poor, and especially their poor employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
http://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-wire-reich-us-economy-inequity-1022-20161021-story.html

 

FREDERICK NEWS POST
— A new problem for the wealthy: Living in a building named ‘Trump’ – Los Angeles Times
http://www.fredericknewspost.com/public/ap/a-new-problem-for-the-wealthy-living-in-a-building/article_0c712418-6ac3-5fab-8548-f7ee841bd05e.html

 

PHILLY
— Social Insecurity – Joseph N. DiStefano
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20161023_Social_Insecurity.html

 

PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE
— Protecting the First Amendment  The Committee to Protect Journalists had good reason to weigh in on the presidential election – Margaret Sullivan  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who hint/imply/argue/shout that because I am a Republican Precinct Committeeman, I am obligated to serve as an operative or as a dupe for a) the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) officers, b) the DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC) officers, c) the 6th Congressional District Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) member, d) the IRP officers, e) the IRP National Committeeman, and f) the IRP National Committeewoman?  They stress that the aforesaid have tremendous power to harm me. For example, a) they can turn MTRCC members, DCRCC members, my IRP SCC member, IRP members, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois members, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce members, Illinois Center Right Coalition members, American Association of Political Consultants members, etc. against me, b) they can get the aforesaid to not return my phone calls, c) they can get the aforesaid to not give me any information, and d) they can discourage everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2016/10/23/Protecting-the-First-Amendment/stories/201610180010
— Pennsylvania Republicans sue to allow poll watchers to cross county lines – David Weigel
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2016/10/23/Pennsylvania-Republicans-sue-to-allow-poll-watchers-to-cross-county-lines/stories/201610230181

 

ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
— This polarized political season, friends and families are steering clear of heated rhetoric – Rosalie Rayburn
https://www.abqjournal.com/872813/divided.html

 

ROANOKE TIMES
— How student loans depress economic growth – Editorial  (DIERSEN: In 1970, I graduated from NIU debt-free and owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE.  In 1971, I bought a new 1972 Corvette.  In 1972, I bought and furnished a town home in University Park.  In 1974, I bought and furnished a studio condo in the Outer Drive East (ODE) building in downtown Chicago.  In 1976, I bought and furnished a one bedroom condo in the ODE building.)
http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-how-student-loans-depress-economic-growth/article_e938ef16-6f8e-51ae-8b4f-4ca492f62ad5.html

 

FORBES
— There’s Plenty Wrong with Our Political System, but the Election’s Not “Rigged” – Ilya Shapiro  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those in politics, government, private sector, not-for-profits, news media, education, entertainment, etc. talk and act like they are operatives or dupes for the Democrat Party.)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ilyashapiro/2016/10/22/theres-plenty-wrong-with-our-political-system-but-the-elections-not-rigged/#70b4cebd1465

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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