October 31 Evening Edition

ABC7
— NEWSVIEWS: KHOURI V. FOSTER: ILLINOIS 11TH DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL RACE
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/newsviews-illinois-11th-district-congressional-race/1579413/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Fallout from Mark Kirk’s comments weakens bid for 2nd Senate term – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/214682564-story

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Based on your priorities, who should you vote for in 2016?  Are you curious which U.S. presidential and congressional candidates best align with your personal views, values and priorities? Take a few minutes to position yourself on the following 20 statements to see where you stand relative to the candidates.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/based-on-your-priorities-who-should-you-vote-for-in-2016/
— Chicago’s only House Republican Michael McAuliffe mails out ‘W’ campaign signs – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/chicagos-only-house-republican-mails-out-w-campaign-signs/
— Women accuse Chicago Fire Department of discrimination — again – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: What tests did you pass to get your jobs, to keep your jobs, and/or to get promoted? I passed all the tests needed to earn a high school diploma in 1966, a job-related bachelor’s degree in 1970, and job-related master’s degrees in 1976, 1980, and 1997.  I passed the Post Office employment test in 1966, the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970, the CPA examination in 1979, and the Certified Internal Auditor examination in 1981.  Of course, obviously, needless-to-say, and without question, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that the aforesaid tests were biased in favor of White males like me.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/women-accuse-chicago-fire-department-of-discrimination-again/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Three years ago, Chicago spent nearly $2 million — and $1.7 million more in legal fees — to compensate dozens of women denied firefighter jobs because of a discriminatory test of upper body strength that City Hall has now scrapped. Now, a dozen women who wanted desperately to become paramedics are accusing the Chicago Fire Department of devising two new physical agility tests that are equally biased against women. One test requires candidates to go up six flights of stairs with a 250-pound dummy within eight minutes. The other requires candidates to step onto and off of an 18-inch-high box to the beat of a metronome for two minutes without missing a beat while holding 25-pound weights in each hand. The lawsuit filed Friday in federal court alleges that the two tests were “invented to eliminate women” in a Chicago Fire Department where “discrimination against women is stubborn and purposeful.” The women are seeking back pay and other measures to compensate for the discrimination they have suffered. Shannon Markey said no amount of compensation could make her whole for the dream shattered by the city’s decision to fire her on the day before she was scheduled to graduate from the fire academy.)
—  CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson: Focus on Wrigleyville not to blame for weekend shootings – Jordan Owen and Daniel Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/johnson-focus-on-wrigleyville-not-to-blame-for-weekend-shootings/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump is refusing to pay nearly $767K owed to his campaign pollster – Matea Gold
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-pollster-20161031-story.html
— Donna Brazile dropped as CNN commentator over Wikileaks revelations – Paul Farhi
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-donna-brazile-cnn-wikileaks-20161031-story.html
— Clinton aides in leaked emails: Axelrod a ‘headache’ to be ‘neutralized’ – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-axelrod-clinton-wikileaks-emails-1101-chicago-inc-20161031-story.html
— Will Americans vexed by Obamacare’s broken promises sign up or stay away? – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-obamacare-enrollment-problems-health-insurance-edit-1101-20161031-story.html
— If Hillary Clinton wins, more scandals and lies to come – Marc A. Thiessen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-hillary-clinton-scandals-lies-corruption-20161031-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Does Illinois’ gas tax money belong in ‘lockbox’? – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161031/news/161039840/
— Illinois school report cards: Scores down in more than half our schools – Madhu Krishnamurthy
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161031/news/161039848/
— Age an issue in Kane County Board District 8 race – Susan Sarkauskas  (DIERSEN: How old are you?  I am 68. Should I write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am “old.”  Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161031/news/161039774/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Kane County Board District 8 residents will have a new representative Nov. 9 no matter who wins. Republican Linda Pasetti-Olson of Montgomery or Democrat Barbara Hernandez will fill a spot occupied by Maria Vazquez, who did not seek re-election. She served the remaining term of her late husband, Jesse. Neither candidate has held elected political office, other than precinct committeeman. Pasetti-Olson, 69, has made “life experience” a campaign issue. Hernandez, of Aurora, is 24. “I have the life experience to make the best decisions about how your tax dollars are being spent. This position will be my focus, and it won’t be competing with a social life, or a different career,” Pasetti-Olson wrote in a letter she posted on her campaign’s Facebook page. When she tells voters Hernandez’s age, they say, “She is way too young to be doing a job like this,” Pasetti-Olson said in an interview. Hernandez embraces her relative youth. “To my advantage would be that I am young,” she said, and that she has “fresh ideas” and the time and energy to interact with constituents. Hernandez cited the number of organizations and community events with which she has been involved. “What was she doing when she was 23?” Buying a house, paying taxes, raising children and working, Pasetti-Olson replied. Hernandez said she lives with her parents and does not pay rent but contributes money to household expenses. She works for state Rep. Linda Chapa La Via, and for the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. She cited several reasons, including paying college loans and not being ready to purchase property, for her decision. “I honestly think it is a cultural thing as well,” Hernandez said. “As Latinos, we tend to stay with family.” “I don’t feel like I’m too old” to serve effectively on the board, Pasetti-Olson said. She said she has been walking door-to-door to meet voters. Pasetti-Olson supports county board Chairman Chris Lauzen, including his effort to keep the county’s property tax levy frozen. Hernandez thinks the county should increase the levy, at least enough to account for growth due to new properties. Hernandez said she would support requests from the sheriff’s and state’s attorney’s office for more staffing and other resources. But where would money come from? She said the county should pursue getting more money from the state and federal government. “I feel like several state representatives have been able to bring back (money) for their regular (legislative) district, but they haven’t (specifically) looked into Kane County,” Hernandez said. She said she has developed connections in state and local government, working on constituent services for Chapa La Via, that would be useful. Pasetti-Olson does not support increasing staffing and said Kane County should study neighboring DuPage County for ways to reduce it. Pasetti-Olson cited traffic congestion in the district as one issue she is concerned about, specifically the intersection of Orchard Road and Route 30, and along Montgomery Road. She knows Aurora, the Illinois Department of Transportation and Kane County have long-term solutions in mind, but she wants quicker short-term fixes, such as installing more signals on Montgomery.)

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois gets more awful news from its largest pension fund – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161031/BLOGS02/161039991/illinois-gets-more-awful-news-from-its-largest-pension-fund

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Barickman: I still support Trump – Robert Themer
http://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/barickman-i-still-support-trump/article_745c2a58-a9fc-5220-9993-89a8e4350498.html

 

REBOOT ILLINOIS
— Too bad voters can’t bang Rauner and Madigan’s heads together – Ted Manuel
http://rebootillinois.com/2016/10/31/bad-voters-cant-bang-rauner-madigans-heads-together/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WIKILEAKS SHOWS DONNA BRAZILE SNEAKING SECOND DEBATE QUESTION TO CLINTON CREW
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/10/wikileaks-shows-donna-brazile-sneaking-second-debate-question-to-clinton-crew.html
— TALE OF TWO CITIES: CELEBRATING IN WRIGLEYVILLE, KILLING ON CHICAGO’S WESTSIDE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/10/tale-of-two-cities-celebrating-in-wrigleyville-killing-on-chicagos-westside.html
— VON SPAKOWSKY: ILLINOIS ABSOLUTELY TORTURED THE LAW TO RESTRICT 2ND AMENDMENT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/10/von-spakowsky-illinois-absolutely-tortured-the-law-to-restrict-2nd-amendment.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— No, Mark Kirk is not in hiding
http://capitolfax.com/2016/10/31/no-kirks-not-in-hiding/

 

GATEWAY PUNDIT
— After FBI’s Hillary Announcement, Searches For “CHANGE EARLY VOTE” SKYROCKET – Jim Hoft
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/wow-fbis-hillary-announcement-searches-change-early-vote-skyrocket/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Clinton final voter appeal highlights Trump unpredictability – S.A. Miller
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/31/hillary-clinton-final-voter-appeal-highlights-trum/

 

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Thiel Educates the Elites on Trump
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2016/10/31/thiel_educates_the_elites_on_trump

 

DAILY CALLER
— Leaked Email Reveals Google Chairman Wanted To Be Clinton Campaign’s ‘Head Outside Advisor’ – Alex Pfeiffer
http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/30/leaked-email-reveals-google-chairman-wanted-to-be-clinton-campaigns-head-outside-advisor/

 

GOPUSA
— Illegal aliens register voters in California  (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? Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with illegals against Americans.)
http://www.gopusa.com/illegal-aliens-register-voters-in-california/
— Miami-Dade busts women for felony election fraud
http://www.gopusa.com/miami-dade-busts-women-for-felony-election-fraud/
— Planned Parenthood paying activists $2.4K to ‘stop Trump’
http://www.gopusa.com/pp-paying-activists-2-4k-to-stop-trump/
— Trump says 93% of media coverage on him is negative
http://www.gopusa.com/trump-says-93-of-media-coverage-on-him-is-negative/

 

THE HILL
— WikiLeaks email suggests Brazile sent debate question to Clinton camp – Katie Bo Williams
http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/303556-emails-brazile-leaked-debate-question-to-clinton-camp

 

POLITICO
— Amid Mark Kirk backlash, signs of wavering GOP commitment – Natasha Korecki
http://www.politico.com/states/illinois/story/2016/10/amid-mark-kirk-backlash-a-question-over-gop-investment-106886

 

REUTERS
— Trump raises specter of crisis if Clinton wins the White House – Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-idUSKBN12V0WX

 

ABC NEWS
— Clinton Says ‘No Case Here’ Regarding Email Scandal, Urges FBI to Look at Staffer Emails – JOSH HASKELL  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government were much smarter then Clinton. They knew enough to not put in writing what could be used against them.)
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/email-scandal-looming-campaign-clinton-urges-supporters-distracted/story?id=43197702
— Fallout From Kirk’s Comment Weakens Bid for 2nd Senate Term – AP
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/fallout-kirks-comment-weakens-bid-2nd-senate-term-43197287

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Chicago’s Murder Rate Hits Grim Milestone  After an especially deadly weekend, Chicago exceeded 600 murders so far this year, a level unseen in more than a decade – SHIBANI MAHTANI
http://www.wsj.com/articles/chicagos-murder-rate-hits-grim-milestone-1477946601
— How Women CEOs Overcame Bad Jobs, Bad Bosses – JOANN S. LUBLIN  (DIERSEN: How bad were the jobs that you have had?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that all the jobs that I had auditing federal agencies, collecting delinquent taxes, selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances, working as a security guard, working on an automobile assembly line, delivering mail, pumping gasoline, chipping slag, cleaning golf shoes, washing dishes, delivering newspapers, and doing yard work were so bad that they would never stoop to take them.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-women-ceos-overcame-bad-jobs-bad-bosses-1476615782

 

ATLANTIC
— Trump-Supporting Republicans Face a Backlash on College Campuses  Tensions between liberal and conservative students have escalated as a result of the election. – CLARE FORAN
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/10/republicans-trump-racism-sexism/505697/

 

FED SMITH
— Federal Employees Underpaid by 34.07% – Ralph R. Smith
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/10/31/federal-employees-underpaid-by-34-07/

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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