October 5 Morning Edition

— Chicago’s most crooked suburbs? You could probably name them — and you did For some reason, the same towns have been having the same problems for decades, despite federal investigations that try to throw the bums out. – Mark Brown

— Trump speech offers dizzying preview of his health care campaign strategy – SHEFALI LUTHRA
— Aurora cultivation center at the heart of ongoing lawsuit wins state approval to grow recreational pot; Zion demands they cease – SARAH FREISHTAT

— Illinois now taking applications for cannabis dispensaries, but they’ll be few and far between – Debra Pressey

— WGN reporter says police ejected him from School District 227 public meeting – Glenn Minnis
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Many local residents had requested that reporters be on hand for the meeting because of what some insist is a lack of trust in the school board. The Open Meetings Act requires members of the public and the press be allowed into meetings determining public business, and reporters were ultimately allowed back into the District 227 meeting.)

— Lord Casten’s Theatrical Town Halls – Invite Only
— Ives’ Initial Quarterly Filing Proves She Can Raise the Money to Beat Casten
— Political consultant Rodney McCulloch among those on Illinois voter fraud roster (DIERSEN: My disgusting unethical critics/opponents have always falsely shouted at McCulloch that I have caused all of his problems.)

— Wealth and Envy: A Wealth Tax Will Make Paupers of Us All – Oliver Perry (DIERSEN: Who paints you as being undeservedly wealthy? Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always painted as being someone who has always been undeservedly wealthy. They hint/imply/argue/shout that I would be far less wealthy a) if I had not avoided the draft, b) if the Post Office had not hired me in 1966 when I was 18 years old and let me work there for almost 3 years, c) if IRS had not hired me in 1971 and let me work there for almost 9 years, d) if IRS had not promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) if I had not gotten married in 1978, f) if GAO had not hired me in 1980 and let me work there for almost 18 years, f) if my wife and I had not given up trying to have children, if we had adopted, or if we had become foster parents, and g) if GAO had not promoted me in 1986.) 

— Soros’s ACLU Sues Trump to Get Taxpayer-Funded ‘Mental Health Services’ for Border Crossers – John Binder

— The Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Encouraging Illegal Immigration Is Protected Speech – KEVIN DALEY (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.)

— Impeachment Isn’t About Democrats Hating Trump; It’s About Democrats Hating You – Jake Hoffman (DIERSEN: Who do the Trump-haters in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county hate? I should write a book about Trump-haters in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County. I would focus on those who focus their hatred of Trump against me. It is called displaced aggression. They stress a) that I have been a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, b) that I have sent GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails out since 2000, c) that those emails have gone out each and every morning since 2004, and d) that those emails have gone out each and every evening too since 2015.) 

— A Mass Shooter Breeding Ground – Caitlin Burke

— Whistleblower: Google still up to its election pranks – Steve Jordahl (DIERSEN: Google continues to refuse to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website.)

— Iowa boy and family fear retribution for resisting LGBT propaganda at school – Martin M. Barillas

— The ‘Civil War,’ as Viewed From My Inbox – Myra Adams 

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Doctors Reveal Sanders Had Heart Attack Age and Fitness Are Bigger 2020 issues – Sydney Ember (DIERSEN: If you sought a government office or a political office, what would your critics/opponents, their operative, and their dupes paint as being negative about you? Mine would stress that I am White, male, old (71), Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, non-poor, gun owner, draft avoider, 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, American nameplate vehicle owner, childless, pet-less, I am not a member of any church, I do not attend church services, I do not give money to a church, etc.) 
— China Masters Political Propaganda for the Instagram Age Leveraging celebrities, the know-how of tech companies and images built for social media, the Communist Party can effectively stir patriotism among the youth. – Li Yuan
— Trump Will Deny Immigrant Visas to Those Who Can’t Pay for Health Care Visa applicants will have to prove they have insurance or the financial resources for medical costs. – Michael D. Shear and Miriam Jordan

— Reducing Trump supporters to ‘flyover country’ misrepresents them – Eugene Scott (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more likely that you are a Trump supporter: Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Why banning Trump from Twitter won’t solve anything – Neil J. Young (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who blacklist me and blacklist my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails because I refuse to carry out their blacklist orders.) 

— Starbucks Cafes Targeted in Hong Kong Protests The Seattle coffee chain has become a flashpoint for antigovernment activists, who consider its local franchisee an apologist for Beijing – Lucy Craymer and Heather Haddon

— Who Supports Diversity Policies? It Depends on the Policy – Danny Lambouths III, William Scarborough, Allyson Holbrook (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.) 

— Illinois CPA Society seeks minority students for intern program – Sean McCabe (DIERSEN: In the past, to get promoted at IRS and GAO, you had to pass the CPA examination. Because of Affirmative Acton, and because few minorities and women took/passed the examination, IRS and GAO dropped that promotion requirement. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old and working for IRS.)

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.