October 30 Morning Edition

— Marco Rubio campaigns for Roskam in tight 6th District race; Roskam releases new attack ad – SEAN LEWIS


— How far to the right could Brazil’s new leader take the country? – Anthony Faiola and Marina Lopes
— Monday’s Dan Ryan shooting was 4th on Chicago expressway this month – William Lee (DIERSEN: Have you commuted on the Dan Ryan? I did 1966-1968 while I was a full-time student at UIC and lived in Crete.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps blame Trump for everything that is bad.


— Pit bulls attack man, kill dog in Westchester  Westchester police are continuing their investigation into an attack by two pit bulls that killed a Westchester man’s dog.


— Rubio Stumps For Davis At GOP Rally In Normal – RYAN DENHAM


— Conservative activist Dan Proft took issue with my description Monday of his media company being “far right” politics-wise. “You wouldn’t refer to the Sun-Times as far left,” he said. Good point. So how to describe Proft’s political leanings? Is he a Trump conservative? Proft emailed: “My conservatism predates Trump—who I wouldn’t call a conservative—by 30 years.” – Shia Kapos


— Illinois Speech Police Have A New Bill Pending – Mark Glennon (DIERSEN: Will Martwick argue that by reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails without paying for them, you are accepting an in-kind contribution? GOPUSA ILLINOIS email subscriptions are worth at least $1,000 a year. Given that, individual GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are worth at least $1.37 ($1,000 divided by 730).)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: How far has respect for freedom of speech sunk? How unaware are some Illinois lawmakers about constitutional protection for speech? House Bill 5977, now pending in the Illinois General Assembly, informs us. The bill would provide that any expenditure made by a news publication or an entity that owns a news publication for the purpose of supporting or opposing a public official or candidate shall be treated as an in-kind contribution for the purposes of the Illinois Election Code. “Expenditure” does not include normal publication costs associated with a news story, commentary, or editorial, but does include costs associated with advertising related to a particular news story, commentary, or editorial. Think about that. Wirepoints certainly would be considered a “news entity.” So would countless other publications beyond traditional media, such as Huffington Post, Politico and dozens of others, including many with a particular ideological bent. Now, suppose we write a glowing article explaining why State Rep. Robert Martwick (D-Chicago) is the finest statesman in Illinois government. (That requires some imagination because, among many other reasons, he’s one of the bill’s sponsors.) No problem so far. But suppose we take the additional step of spending some money to promote our article, maybe by sending money to Facebook or Google to run an ad highlighting it. Boom. Under the pending bill, we’d be making a regulated campaign contribution subject to reporting and spending limits. Or suppose, instead of a cash payment like that, we have somebody working Facebook and Twitter all day, as many organizations do, to help spread and post our work. Is that person’s salary any different? Consider even standard SEO software most websites use. It’s designed to optimize search engine results to drive pageviews. Isn’t the cost of that essentially the same?)


— Northbrook opts in to Cook County paid sick leave ordinance, more uncertainty for employers, lawyer says – Gabriel Neves (DIERSEN: A major reason why my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hate past and present federal employees is that federal employees get paid sick leave. How much an hour do my critics/opponents pay their operatives and their dupes to demonize me, to denigrate me, to condemn me, to threaten me, to harm me, and to get rid of me? I hope that it is at least $15 an hour. Do my critics/opponents give their operatives and their dupes sick leave? Many of their operatives and their dupes have severe health, financial, and/or other problems. I should write a book about them.)


— Jim Dodge: Illinois taxes causing slow growth, outmigration – Glenn Minnis


— Country Club Hills Fire Department – $11,213,000.00 Sexual harassment judgement! – KIRK ALLEN


— Economy could be a factor in Illinois increasing number of fatal crashes – Scot Bertram


— New Rauner ad: “JB stands for Jail Bird”
— Uihlein kicks in another half mil
— AFSCME mailer pairs Rauner with Harold


— Trump rejects left’s blame game in synagogue massacre, bomb mailings


— Anti-Trump and Anti-GOP: How TV News Is Spinning the Midterms – Rich Noyes


— TRAGIC: Southern Illinois University starts marijuana, hemp research – AP
— Immigrants and the economy Trump gets tough with immigrants on welfare – Peter Morici


— Illegal Immigration: It’s About Power Cesar Chavez’s life is a reminder of how much the left has changed — and how quickly.


— ‘Elaborately Planned’ Caravan Attracts Human Traffickers and Gangbangers – Tom Fitton




— Ted Cruz: Pro-Border Security Doesn’t Mean Anti-Immigrant – Molly Prince
— Trump Points Finger Back at ‘Fake News’ Media for Stirring Up ‘Great Anger’ in the Country – Randy DeSoto
— Anti-Trump Progressives Are Following Lenin’s Playbook – William Haupt III


— Left Goes Full Open Borders – Jarrett Stepman


— Sessions to Hecklers: My Theology Allows Defense of Borders – Solange Reyner


— Trump Campaign Blitz Will End With The GOP Winning Big – Michael Busler


— House Dems Will Prioritize LGBT Rights Legislation After Midterms – JACK CROWE (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who focus on destroying those like me who do not promote LGBT activity? I should write a book about the aforesaid.)


— Huckabee Sanders to NBC Reporter: You Have Huge Role In Dividing Country, 90% Of News Is Anti-Trump – Ian Schwartz (DIERSEN: Who takes the lead in dividing anti-Trumps against Trump supporters in a) your neighborhood, b) in your precinct, c) in your municipality, d) in your township/ward, e) in your county, f) in Illinois, g) in your Republican township/ward/county party organizations, and h) in the Illinois Republican Party?)
— After Pittsburgh, Unfair Attacks on American Nationalism – Steve Cortes


— Democrats Using Every Evil Play in the Book to Silence Americans – Lloyd Marcus
— Deranged leftist media will destroy the country if Republicans don’t fight – Patricia McCarthy


— The Political Blame Game – Thomas Farnan (DIERSEN: Who blames you for their problems, for your problems, and/or for everyone’s problems? I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. They blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the defeats that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000.)


— What Happens When the Caravan Gets Here? It’s not just a practical problem, but an existential one. Are we ready for it? – ROBERT W. MERRY (DIERSEN: Employers want cheap labor. Ever-increasingly, employers make clear that they want to replace their employees who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time with employees who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— 5,200 Troops Heading to Border With Concertina Wire, Barriers – R. Cort Kirkwood
— Trump to Act on Border Tuesday, Radical Left Readies Lawsuits – R. Cort Kirkwood


— Donald who? Neither Democrat nor Republican wants to talk Trump in crucial House races – David M. Drucker (DIERSEN: What do you say to those around Roskam who advise Roskam a) to dump Trump and to dump Trump supporters like me, b) to stop me from attending Roskam press conferences fundraisers, c) to stop me from reporting on Roskam press conferences and fundraisers, and d) to blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the problem that Roskam has had, that Roskam is having, and that Roskam will have?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Like Underwood, Republican Rep. Peter Roskam, facing a challenge from Democrat Sean Casten, is less interested in talking national issues. With a tough race in suburban Chicago, in the neighboring Sixth Congressional District, it’s understandable that Roskam doesn’t want to discuss Trump. Instead, the embattled Republican incumbent tries to keep the focus on the low unemployment rate and high rate of economic growth that have resulted since the Republican-controlled Congress pass a sweeping $1.3 trillion tax overhaul. Notably, Roskam in an interview with the Washington Examiner last week didn’t raise the issue of the migrant caravan headed toward the Southern border; the threat of illegal immigrant gangs; or the #jobsnotmobs meme being pushed by some Republicans, including some in vulnerable suburban districts just like his. Indeed, Roskam didn’t even bother warn about House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., becoming the speaker. Rather, he spent a campaign swing through his district promoting tax reform and his work to address the opioid crisis — issues that interest voters but that get less national airtime. “I’m running against one person,” Roskam said. “My goal is to win a majority on Nov. 6 and so I’m focused on one person who’s the messenger of policies and tone that don’t reflect this district and so. I don’t like the all or nothing business. I don’t think it’s persuasive.”)


— Trump says he will sign executive order banning birthright citizenship – JOHN BOWDEN (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who will oppose this? ANSWER: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump claims he can defy Constitution and end birthright citizenship.” QUESTION: Who will oppose this? ANSWER: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Trump’s media bashing is a big part of his midterm election message – Brian Stelter (DIERSEN: Who do you want to curry favor with? What do you say to activists, to candidates, to elected officials, to party leaders, to major donors, to political consultants, etc. who bash me to curry favor with ABC7, NBC5, CBS2, Fox News Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, Crain’s Chicago Business, Associated Press, etc.? Those who bash me refuse to send me their press advisories.)


— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump haters promote hatred of Trump.
— Trump Wants to End Birthright Citizenship – Julie Hirschfeld Davis (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who will oppose this? ANSWER: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— In a Deep Blue or Red State? You Can Still Influence Politics Organize your own precinct. Your own neighborhood. Whether you are conservative, moderate or liberal. – Eitan D. Hersh (DIERSEN: How much support does your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain get from: a) the officers of your Republican township/ward/county party organizations, b) your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committeeman, c) the IRP officers, d) the IRP National Committeeman and Committeewoman, e) the Republican candidates on November 6, 2018 ballots in your precinct, and f) the Republicans who represent your precinct, municipality, township/ward, county, and Illinois?)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: In Polarized District, Can a Republican Stay Close To Trump and Still Win? – Nick Corasaniti (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who tell Roskam that to win, he has to dump voters like me who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, married, homeowners, obese, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, former union members, federal retirees, American nameplate car owners, childless, pet-less, etc.?)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow over their success in blaming Trump for everything that is bad.
— Trump eyeing executive order to end citizenship for children born in U.S. to noncitizens – John Wagner
— GOP presses ahead in casting Soros as threat amid criticism that attacks are anti-Semitic – Mike DeBonis


— Rabbi, Jewish leaders disagree on welcoming Trump to Pittsburgh – Lia Eustachewich and Yaron Steinbuch (DIERSEN: Who determines who is welcome and who is not welcome in your neighborhood, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? It is those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I should write a book about those in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout who have made it very clear that those who share my demographics are not welcome.)


— Trump Plans Executive Order to End Birthright Citizenship in U.S. The move will likely provoke legal challenges, and it escalates the president’s tough stance on immigration ahead of the midterm elections – Alex Leary (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who will oppose this? ANSWER: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— GOP Works to Rally the Trump Skeptics Within Party Lack of enthusiasm among affluent suburban voters near state capitals weighs on House races – Dante Chinni and Aaron Zitner
— Trump to Deploy 5,200 Troops to Southern Border President calls migrant caravan in Mexico an ‘invasion’; his critics say the move is a campaign ploy – Nancy A. Youssef and Alicia A. Caldwell
— Why We Stereotype Strangers – Elizabeth Bernstein (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who share my demographics: Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (70), married, obese, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, federal retiree, former union member, American nameplate car owner, childless, pet-less, etc.)
— The Best Ways to Give Employees Performance Awards – Jana Gallus (DIERSEN: To retain and promote their Democrat employees who were minority, female, and/or younger, my superiors in the federal government gave them performance awards.)
— Biggest Mistake Bosses Make: Telling people they have a voice, but they really don’t – Robert I. Sutton (DIERSEN: Democrat federal employees who are minority, female, younger, and/or veteran have a voice. My Democrat superiors in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their Democrat employees who were minority, female, younger, and/or veteran wanted them to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who benefit from Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion glorify and praise AA, Diversity, and Inclusion. But who has to pay the price of AA, Diversity, and Inclusion? It is those who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
— How to Get Political Ads Off Your Facebook Feed – Katherine Bindley


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anyone who promotes pot should be immediately declared to be what they really are – Libertarian. They should be immediately stopped from seeking and/or holding any kind of government or political office as a Republican, Democrat, or Green.


— Former PBS Editor Alleges Sex Discrimination In His Firing Over Calling Meghan Markle ‘Not Bad’ – Michelle Kaminsky (DIERSEN: Are/were you an “at-will” employee? Federal employees are not “at-will” employees. Federal employees have federal civil service protections. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Hugh Heckman, former editor for PBS NewsHour, has sued his former employers over his termination, which he alleges came two days after he referred to Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex as “not bad.” Heckman claims he was fired as a result of sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law because a similar comment by a female colleague about a man wasn’t subject to investigation or discipline. According to the complaint filed in the District Court for the Southern District of New York, Heckman, an at-will employee, was working on a story about the British Royal Family in November 2017 when he viewed a photo of Markle. To his male colleague next to him, Heckman said “‘not bad’ . . . in a low tone of voice.” This comment was overheard by a female colleague 20 feet away, who remarked that Heckman wasn’t abiding by the principles of the recent sexual harassment training session the employees had attended. Another female co-worker commented, “haven’t you learned?” The complaint alleges that Heckman “immediately explained that he had not intended any sexually harassing remark,” and that he was referring to Markle’s suitability as a match for Prince Harry with regards to her charm and beauty. One of the female co-workers reported Heckman’s comment to executive producer Scott Davis, who, two days later, told Heckman he was “regretfully” terminating his employment, offering “this latest incident” as a reason.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote hatred of Trump.
— Whopping 62 percent of jobs don’t support middle-class life after accounting for cost of living – Paul Davidson (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
— When is someone too old for an internship? – Johnny C. Taylor Jr. (DIERSEN: GAO audits IRS. My Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates did not want me to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old. But failing to stop me from transferring, they wanted me to transfer in as an intern, that is, suffer a $58,902 (64%) pay cut instead just a $19,203 (26%) pay cut in today’s dollars. They demonized, denigrated, and condemned what had learned a) working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880, b) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, c) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, d) etc.)


— City removes anti-Trump signs plastered on city wastebaskets


— State Tax Breaks Are Hurting Chicago’s Suburbs – ALAN GREENBLATT


— Google Engineers Are Organizing A Walkout To Protest The Company’s Protection Of An Alleged Sexual Harasser In response to a news story about Google paying and protecting former executive Andy Rubin following an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct, a group of 200 Google employees are organizing a “women’s walk.” – Caroline O’Donovan and Ryan Mac


— How do Chicago’s top 50 corporations spell diversity? – Anne R. Pramaggiore (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion a) to not hire, b) to not promote, and c) to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, 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.