October 24 Morning Edition

— FRONT PAGE: Amid frustration over election, suburban campaign volunteers fight on – Marni Pyke
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “It’s important to get involved,” said James McCluskey, a 63-year-old Naperville Republican volunteer. “If you’re not informed … that’s the way government blows past the voters and if that occurs you have an uninformed public.” . . . 11:30 a.m. — Naperville  Tables are laden with coffee, doughnuts and campaign literature at the Lisle and Naperville townships’ GOP base in a strip mall. DuPage County District 5 Republican candidate Janice Anderson is distributing bags full of fliers to volunteers before walking precincts in Aurora. Anderson’s favored strategy is to find someone doing yard work and “connect with that voter. Tell them who I am. Look at them in the eye and talk about my race.” Voters aren’t happy, the Naperville Township trustee finds. “They’re angry about the mess in Springfield and what’s going on in the presidential race. I bring it back to what’s important to them … how to fix the roads and making sure we’re running the health department correctly.” When conversation turns to the presidency, Anderson, who backed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in the primary, says, “I’m for whoever can balance the budget.” Among the township foot soldiers is McCluskey. Monday to Friday, he’s an attorney. On weekends, he’s making closing arguments to voters. “You just have to be able to speak to them and present yourself,” McCluskey said. “You’d be surprised … some people just take your materials, a lot of people get engaged.” In fact, McCluskey enjoys the campaign trail so much, “I wish I’d done this at a younger age,” he said.)
— Personal PAC leader says gridlock has eroded GOP support of abortion rights – Kerry Lester
— How small businesses can help solve homeless problems – Jim Kendall  (DIERSEN: What have you done to help solve homeless problems?  My nasty critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always viciously demonized me, viciously denigrated me, and viciously condemned me for not doing enough to help solve homeless problems.)


— WikiLeaks snooping is as scary as the election – Neil Steinberg
— Police: 5 killed, 31 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings –
— Love Illinois? Many would rather leave it – Andy Shaw  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, the Democrats who run Illinois focus on driving out of Illinois those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, non-veterans, and those whose ancestors have been in Illinois for a long time.)


— This election scares people, but not enough to vote – Bloomberg  (DIERSEN: What do you predict the voter turnout will be in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America?  What are the demographics of those who are most likely to vote?)


— Leslie Munger endorsed for Illinois comptroller


— Registering Voters Who Are Homeless – AMANDA VINICKY (DIERSEN: How many of the many millions who are in America illegally will use their false identifications to vote for Clinton and for the other Democrats in the November 8, 2016 election?)


— University of Illinois-Springfield starts food pantry for students – AP (DIERSEN: Did you have financial problems while you were earning your bachelor’s degree?  I did not a) because my outstanding parents provided me with room and board in their home in Crete during 1966-1968 while attended UIC, weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and during the summer of 1969 and b) because I worked all the hours that I could for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969 part-time while UIC and NIU were in session and full-time during the summers of 1967, 1968, and 1969.)


— U.S. Senate race in Illinois loses some of its spotlight  Once closely watched contest has fewer eyes on it as Duckworth lead grows, but don’t count out Kirk yet – AP


— Harlan v. Bustos: Untested newcomer challenges incumbent in low-key race – Ed Tibbetts




— Khouri adds another multicultural endorsement – Kerry Goff
— State GOP accuses Schneider of exploiting campaign-finance loophole – Carol Ostrow  (DIERSEN: What loopholes have your critics/opponents, their operatives, or their dupes accused you of exploiting?  Money Magazine and my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the graduate business courses that took at Loyola 1972-1976, the graduate accounting courses that I took at DePaul 1976-1980, and the graduate finance courses that I took at IIT 1992-1997 were NOT deductible because they a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and d) were a distraction. To keep their jobs and to get promoted, my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates focused on getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)


— Illini Republicans fractured – Adam Kaz
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Trump “Tipping Point”  But all this came to a head on Oct. 8, when Piper published a post on the Illini Republicans’ Facebook page denouncing Donald Trump’s lewd statements about women. Piper said he and the executive board agreed to post about the topic, but the executive board took issue with Piper’s actual post, which went live without their approval. While he noted some members thought the words against Trump were too harsh, Piper disagrees. “We could have gone much further and could have said many other negative things about him up to this point,” Piper said.  “Donald Trump’s recently revealed comments towards women are reprehensible,” the post stated. “On a campus that struggles to fight sexual assault, we find it absolutely necessary to condemn his words and actions. The Illini Republicans stand for the equality of all women and for all people to be treated in a fair and respectful manner.” The post has since been taken down. Correll credited Piper’s post as the tipping point. As the club was split on supporting Trump, Correll said it was inappropriate for Piper to bypass the executive board’s approval. A few days after the post, Menezes received a petition from the executive board asking her and Piper to step down. Menezes alerted Piper that the executive board accused him of withholding funds from the board and the treasurer by holding club money in a private bank account. Piper said these accusations were brought forth by executive board members Bernal, Brown, Elena Ahasic and Jonathan Heideman among others.  All four declined to comment.)


— RNC’s Priebus: Election Fraud Is Real, Trump Right to Wait and See – Cathy Burke


— Who’s the Real Nut Here? – Ben Stein


— Trump Expands Lead Over Clinton To 2 Points – IBD/TIPP Poll – ED CARSON


— Donald Trump was endorsed by a newspaper. Hillary Clinton has been endorsed by 50. – Reid Wilson, Sarah Mearhoff and Joe DiSipio  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, newspapers act as arms of the Democrat Party.)
— Democrats brace for immigration battle if Clinton wins – Alexander Bolton
— Eric Trump poses with woman in anti-Trump shirt – Mallory Shelbourne


— Reince Priebus Is Going To Clear Up All This Trump Stuff, You Guys  Everything is going great. – Jason Linkins


— Trump’s ‘Nasty Woman’ Remark Rallies Clinton Voters – AP  (DIERSEN: Of course, obviously, needless-to-say, without question, and very sadly, far too many Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs are nasty.  I bring campaign literature for all Republican candidates to all the homes in my precinct that have one or more Republican or Independent registered voter.  Because of that, I encounter far too many nasty Democrats and nasty Democrat plants, nasty Libertarians and nasty Libertarian plants, nasty Greens and nasty Green plants, and nasty RINOs.  Because I am a Republican Precinct Committeeman, they blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.  They are filled with hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.  They make it clear that they are going to punish me and punish all Republicans because of Trump.  They “feel free” to be nasty to me and even worse things because of my terrible demographics –  Republican, conservative, White, male, older, German national origin, Protestant, gun owner, non-veteran, non-poor, ancestors who have been in America for a long time, overweight, childless, pet-less, etc.  Many of them know of those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout who want to get rid of me.)


— The 281 People, Places and Things Donald  Trump Has Insulted on Twitter: A Complete List – JASMINE C. LEE and KEVIN QUEALY
— It’s Trump’s Party – Paul Krugman  (DIERSEN: What have the leaders of the Republican Party in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality done to help elect Trump?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you do not glorify and praise illegals, Democrats and RINOs viciously demonize you, viciously denigrate you, and viciously condemn you as being a racists and even worse things.
— The Death Penalty, Nearing Its End – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Of course, obviously, needless-to-say, and without question, murderers, and especially mass murderers, are overjoyed.)


— In N.C., a confident Clinton jokes she will be the listmaker in chief – Anne Gearan  (DIERSEN: Of course, obviously, needless-to-say, without question, on Clinton’s list of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries to get rid of are those that are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— How mega-donors helped raise $1 billion for Hillary Clinton – Matea Gold and Anu Narayanswamy


— Pennsylvania’s aging voting machines could be ‘nightmare scenario’ in the event of a disputed election – David G. Savage


— Congress could never control Trump  It’s fantasy to argue that GOP lawmakers would be a check on a President Trump. Here’s why. – John J. Pitney Jr.
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Secret Service tries to boost its ranks amid unrelenting demands – Kevin Johnson (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)


— The Myth of the Racist Cop  Four studies out this year show that if police are biased, it’s in favor of blacks – Editorial
— Financial Stress Can Make You Look Older to Others  A new study suggests money-related stress can have an effect on how people view you physically – LISA WARD  (DIERSEN: All the operatives and all the dupes who do the dirty work for my critics/opponents have financial problems.  They all look older than they are.)
— Before Retiring, Take This Simple Test  Many choose to retire too early, much to their regret financially – SHLOMO BENARTZI and MARTIN WEBER  (DIERSEN: In 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors made it clear that if I did not take their early retirement “offer,” they would kill me figuratively if not literally.  My Democrat GAO superiors were moral relativists who believed that their end justified their means.  My Democrat GAO superiors were disciples of Saul Alinsky.)
— As Graduate School Nears, a Need to Cut Expenses  An ICU nurse in New York needs a better financial plan to better afford a master’s program – LISA WARD  (DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were filled withe envy.  They were furious that I could afford to pay for tuition and books a) for job-related graduate business courses at Loyola 1972-1976, b) for job-related graduate accounting courses at DePaul 1976-1980, and c) for job-related graduate finance courses at IIT 1992-1997. To keep their jobs and to get promoted, my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates focused on promoting Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, that is, they focused on getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)


— With the 2017 Grand Sport, It’s Time to Give Corvette a New Chance – Hannah Elliott


— Illinois Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Expanded Beyond Chicago


— Trump Surrogates Continue Their Apologist Tour to Election Day – Rob Garver


— Republican Women Feel Betrayed by Their Party – Michelle Goldberg  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, to the extent that they had to pay the price of Affirmative Action, of Diversity, and of Inclusion, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were White and/or male felt betrayed by their party.)

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.