October 29 Morning Edition

— Are we afraid to put up election signs? – Karen Schlabach, Glen Ellyn  (DIERSEN: If you do not display a Clinton/Kaine sign in your front yard, does that mean that you have already voted for Trump/Pence or that will vote for Trump/Pence?)
(FROM THE LETTER: Here it is, less than 30 days until the most contentious presidential campaign that I can remember, yet driving through the Glen Ellyn and Wheaton areas I have seen just one election sign and that was for Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine. I personally think this election is so negative that no one wants to have a sign in their yard declaring which candidate they choose. I believe they are afraid of a brick or worse, being thrown through their window. Good thing the election booths are private.)
— Trump is our last line of defense – Nancy J. Thorner, Lake Bluff
(FROM THE LETTER: The shameless “Borking” of Trump has become nonstop since he became the Republican presidential nominee, fostered by print media and TV networks which have unabashedly joined forces with the Democratic Party. Trump, not of the establishment, would shake up the status quo and the power and money that flows to those who support the globalist agenda of the rich and powerful working behind the scenes to control this nation’s destiny. How will Hillary’s call for (1) open borders as a portal through which flow murderers, drugs, drug lords, cartels, and hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants and (2) extending a welcome mat to thousands of un-vetted Syrians for whom we could query our database until the cows come home and yet find nothing if no records exist?  Keep Americans safe? Hillary can’t even define who the enemy is, and she supports the Iran Nuclear deal travesty. Spineless establishment Republicans created the Trump movement, giving Obama the upper hand to leave this nation with a $20 trillion-plus unsustainable debt and a dismal economy. Obama is on track to be the only U.S. president in history who fails to deliver a single year of GDP 3 percent-plus economic growth, his, a dismal overall 1.55 percent rate. Hillary’s announcement to raise taxes on the rich will cripple business expansion, a job creator, and stifle GDP growth. Trump is the last line of defense against a continuation of Obama’s failed policies through a Hillary administration. Hillary’s Supreme Court appointees would render the Second Amendment (gun rights) meaningless and imperil religious liberty. Trump desires to help this country and is committed to secure our freedom and restore our nation’s greatness, militarily and economically.)
— Once worried about drones, Naperville now sees benefits – Marie Wilson


— DuPage County coroner discusses ‘heavy weight’ of job, running unopposed – Gary Gibula
— Walsh seeks fourth term as Will County executive – Susan DeMar Lafferty
— Naperville Newcomer of the Month: Carolyn Klein  (DIERSEN: How long have you lived in your municipality?  I have lived in Wheaton since 1978 when I was 29 years old.  Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  Religion is nasty.  I should write a book about those in Wheaton who continue to viciously demonize me, viciously denigrate me, and viciously condemn me as being a newcomer.  They stress that unlike me, their parents, their grandparents, their great grandparents, etc. grew up in Wheaton, that they grew up in Wheaton, that they attended grade schools and high schools in Wheaton, that they are members of churches in Wheaton, that they attend services in Wheaton churches, that they give money to churches in Wheaton, that they raised their children in Wheaton, etc.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.


— Final exam: Officials test voting equipment ahead of Nov. 8 election  K. JANIS ESCH  (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?)


— Why Chicagoans are seeing so many TV ads in state races – RICH MILLER


— Home Prices Lose Value in Illinois – Cole Lauterbach


— Election campaign tame compared to the debacle of 1968 – Chuck Sweeny  (DIERSEN: What were you doing in November of 1968?  I was a full-time UIC student and a part-time Park Forest Post Office employee.  I lived with my parents and brother in Crete and I drove a 1968 Oldsmobile 442.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: So, as crazy as this year’s campaign seems, I’m not afraid the country will crack up. In 1968, as a student about to enter the University of Illinois Chicago, I really did fear for what would happen to the U.S.A. Both the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Democratic presidential candidate Robert Kennedy had been assassinated that spring; there were riots in many cities; 500,000 U.S. troops were in Vietnam; college campuses were in turmoil and people like me wondered, “Can anybody here operate this place?” Chicago’s reputation as a political convention location was ruined. Between 1860 and 1968, Chicago hosted 14 Republican and 10 Democratic presidential nominating conventions. Since 1968, the Republicans have not been back. Democrats did come back finally, but not until 1996. I covered that and let me tell you, Mayor Richard M. Daley, son of Richard J. Daley, must have sent all his cops to charm school. They were the friendliest folks in uniform since Captain Kangaroo.)


— Spineless lawmakers at core of budget problem – Jim Nowlan


— Budget crisis shadow darkens more doors  The state’s ongoing budget crisis casts its shadow on Sauk Valley Community College and the Lee-Ogle Transportation System. The number of people personally affected by Illinois’ financial woes seems destined to increase. – Editorial


— Money fuels Skoog-Long race – David Giuliani
— Taxes, age issues in 75th District state rep race – David Giuliani
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Shugart has made Welter’s youth an issue in the campaign. At 49, she is nearly double his age. She contends life experience makes for better lawmakers. “Surviving through adversity builds character, knowledge and the ability to understand people,” she said. Welter countered his age was no problem, especially given his experience in government. He said Shugart’s criticism was “discouraging” for young people. “It doesn’t matter how old you are. When I came prepared, people started listening to me. You don’t get to be Grundy County chairman, the youngest in the state at the time, without building coalitions. I had Democrats and Republicans support me.”)


— Auditor Dispute In Champaign County – HUNTER MCKEE  (DIERSEN: I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and I became a licensed CPA in 1981.  My license (#065012844) has been inactive since 2000.  Since 2000, I have focused on Illinois Republican politics.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: George Danos, who is running for Champaign County Auditor, had some comments to say about his opponent and current auditor, John Farney. He suggests that Farney violated an Illinois Public Act by falsely stating his chief deputy auditor was a certified accountant. He said that this violates the Illinois law by not having an active license with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Farney called these allegations false and said his chief deputy auditor is highly qualified. “I really find it disappointing and disturbing that my opponent is dragging her good name through the mud,” said Farney. “I find it appalling that he would expose one of his employees to professional risk, she is under the discipline of the profession we share, he’s not an accountant and shows no such risk,” explains Danos. But Danos also included that Farney does have a comprehensive financial report where he incorrectly puts the designation CPA.)


— SUCCESS in Naperville  (DIERSEN: Are you successful?  Of course, obviously, needless-to-say, and without question, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always shouted that I have never been successful. They stress that I was a federal employee for almost 30 years, and that for a non-veteran White male federal employee like me to be successful, you must make GS-13 (currently $92,632) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $109,463) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $128,759) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $160,300) by age 40.  They shout that because federal employees are stupid and lazy, my not making GS-13 until I was 38 and my being forced to retire when I was 49 proves that I am extremely stupid and lazy.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A group of six African-American professionals in fields ranging from government to medicine to entertainment spoke to a group of Jefferson Junior High students as part of their first SUCCESS Career Day. Assistant Principal Jeremy Christian praised the event. “It helped to really give them a visual of what it’s like to be successful,” he said. “A lot of times African-American students, especially in Naperville, they don’t have something that’s positive to look to because they don’t see anyone that looks like them, so our goal today was to offer them alternatives, giving them some tangible people or tangible things to look at, processes and systems where they can kind of mimic their pathway to their future.” SUCCESS, which stands for “School Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students,” focuses on empowering black and other minority students to achieve greatness. This was the first SUCCESS event at Jefferson, which has around 70 black students out of their nearly 900 total, a sense of minority that panelists addressed.)
— Naperville Could See Changes in Property Taxes


— Lt. Governor Sanguinetti and Sen. Rose visit campus – Gillian Dunlop


— Eyewitness Details of Huntley Voting Machine Malfunction
— Voting Advice
— Want to Get Started in a Race You Can Win?


— Steve Skidmore, Crawford Co. Coroner Candidate, Lied About Arrest Record – John Kraft


— State Dept Told ‘Friendly’ AP Reporters About Missing Hillary Emails Before Congress  (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who pander to Rich Miller and to the rest of the Democrat news media in Illinois and a) who do not want me to know about their events and their other activities, b) who do not want me to promote their events and their other activities, c) who do not want me to attend their events, and/or d) who do not want me to report on their events and their other activities?)
— Fisher-Price apologizes to mom disgusted by ‘girl’ toys  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote gender confusion.)
— Opening a floodgate of asylum seekers
— Victims: Gays Claim Philly’s Gayborhood is Racist


— Trump says he’s put $10M into campaign, knocks lack of ‘leadership support’


— Poll: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a statistical tie – Chris Enloe


— Donald Trump Reacts to Hillary Clinton’s FBI News Conference: ‘Another Clinton Lie’ – ALEX SWOYER


— The High-Tech Lynching Of Donald Trump – Jeff Crouere


— Will Trump be the GOP’s ‘wrecking ball’? – SUSAN FERRECHIO


— National poll: Clinton leads Trump by 2 points – Steven Shepard
— Trump accuses Clinton of politicizing FBI investigation – Ben Schreckinger  (DIERSEN: Political affiliation discrimination is rampant in the federal government.  How many Obama-appointed federal employees see themselves being dumped by Clinton?  If I had been a Democrat, my Democrat GAO superiors would not have forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, they would have promoted me beyond GS-13, they would have assigned me to audits of IRS, and they would not have 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 have promoted me beyond GS-12, they would not have disallowed my education deductions, and they would not have disallowed my partial day per diem claims.  My Democrat Post Office superiors would not have forced me resign in 1969 and they would not have disallowed my sick leave requests.)


— RNC: New FBI review of Clinton emails ‘stunning development’ – Julian Hattem
— Trump gives $10 million to campaign – Harper Neidig
— Trump: Powerful message more important than flawed messenger – Cain Pence


— NRCC Ad Trashing Donald Trump Hurts Paul Ryan, Conservatives Say  Even if it isn’t the speaker’s fault. – Matt Fuller


— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Older Voters Carry Clout But Don’t Like Choices – LIZETTE ALVAREZ  (DIERSEN: How old are you?  I am 68.  Should I write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois WHO PROMOTE AGE DISCRIMINATION?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.


— Teachers Union Head Brings Political Clout to Bear for Hillary Clinton  National Education Association chief Lily Eskelsen García takes campaign to defeat Republican nominee Donald Trump personally – BRODY MULLINS and MELANIE TROTTMAN  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrat teachers focus on cranking out “good little Democrats” who are filled with hatred of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, non-veterans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
— The Big Winners and Losers in America’s Social Security System  Low earners often get more from Social Security benefits than they pay in, while high earners get less. One-income couples also fare better – LAURA SAUNDERS  (DIERSEN: My Social Security is dramatically reduced because I get a Civil Service Retirement System pension.)
— Hillary Clinton’s Forgotten Career: Corporate Lawyer  For 15 years she defended big companies for the Rose Law Firm in Arkansas, a chapter all but excised from her official story – LAURA MECKLER and  PETER NICHOLAS  (DIERSEN: What do you excise from your official story? I excise nothing.  I worked for GAO 1980-1997 and at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels 1986-1997, currently $92,632-$120,427.  I worked for IRS 1971-1980 and at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels 1974-1980, currently $77,899-$88,286.)


— FBI’s new Clinton investigation could upend presidential race – ANITA KUMAR, DAVID GOLDSTEIN AND DAVID LIGHTMAN


— Hillary Clinton lead over Donald Trump continues to shrink, down to just 2 points – Meg Wagner


— A Woman Was Arrested for Voter Fraud. It Was a Donald Trump Supporter  She was afraid her first ballot for would be changed to a vote for Hillary Clinton – Mahita Gajanan  (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?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Police in Des Moines, Iowa, arrested a woman on suspicion of voting twice in the general election. Terri Lynn Rote, a registered Republican, is accused of submitting ballot at two different early voting stations, the Des Moines Register reports. Rote told Iowa Public Radio that she was afraid her first ballot for Donald Trump would be changed to a vote for Hillary Clinton. “I wasn’t planning on doing it twice, it was spur of the moment,” she said. “The polls are rigged.” Polls being “rigged” has become a common refrain in Trump’s campaign, as the Republican nominee has repeatedly insisted that voter fraud is common. “Of course there is large scale voter fraud happening on and before election day,” Trump tweeted on Oct. 17. “Why do Republican leaders deny what is going on? So naive!” Rote was arrested Thursday on a first-degree election misconduct charge, which is a Class D felony. She was released Friday on a $5,000 bond.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump and Trump’s supporters.


— Want to Attract a Millennial Worker? Give ‘Em a Gift Card  Perks work. – Kristen Bahler (DIERSEN: Did your employers reimburse their employees for tuition for job-related courses?  My employers did not except for some small token amounts by GAO.  My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates used that to justify their not taking job-related courses.  Instead, they focused on destroying employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
— New Federal Rules Could Make It Easier to Escape Your Student Loans – Kim Clark


— Mark Kirk’s birther-style racist attack on Tammy Duckworth was nothing new from the GOP – Laura Clawson (DIERSEN: What about Kirk’s attacks on Trump?)
— Mark Kirk’s slur of Tammy Duckworth – oh, so Republican – Charles Ray  (DIERSEN: What about Kirk’s slurs on Trump?)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans always shout a) that Republicans discourage Democrats from voting and b) that everyone who does not vote would have voted for Democrats.


— Hey Lefties: Hillary is Not Your Friend – Ted Rall  (DIERSEN: Hillary hints/implies/argues/shouts at lefties that she will use the federal government to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, non-veterans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

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.