October 5 Morning Edition

NBC5
— New Poll Shows Clinton, Duckworth With Big Leads in Illinois  Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Tammy Duckworth have opened up big leads in Illinois, according to a new poll released Tuesday. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/New-Poll-Show-Clinton-Duckworth-with-Big-Leads-in-Illinois-395841901.html
— Comptroller Munger Talks Relationship with Rauner, Campaign  In an exclusive interview with Ward Room, the comptroller touched on her relationship with Rauner, the campaign and her vision for the future of the state. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Munger-Rauner-and-I-Did-Not-Create-This-Mess-395894951.html

 

CBS2
— Sex Abuse Survivor Scott Cross Urges Lawmakers To Change State Statues On Child Sex Abuse – Lisa Fielding
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/10/04/sex-abuse-survivor-urges-lawmakers-to-change-state-statues-on-child-sex-abuse/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Scott Cross made headlines when he testified that former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert abused him when he was a wrestler at Yorkville High School in the late 1970’s. He says sometimes it takes a lifetime for survivors to come forward. “I understand that the average age that an individual is willing to come forward is roughly 42 years of age. Our current state stops at age 38. It is unbelievably hard to step forward and confront a person of power and trust in somebody that you idolized and respect,” said Cross, who is now 54. He is also the brother of former Republican statehouse leader Tom Cross.)

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Did Hillary and Bill pave the way for The Donald? – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-clinton-trump-kass-1005-20161004-column.html
— Emanuel, Mendoza try for two-fer on mentoring money – Hal Dardick  (DIERSEN: What happened to your mentors?  My Democrat IRS superiors got rid of my IRS mentor who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My Democrat GAO superiors got rid of my GAO mentor who hired me in 1980, who got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and who promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-susana-mendoza-sticker-fees-20161004-story.html
— Chicago casino back in play? Why you shouldn’t bet on it – Robert Reed  (DIERSEN: Gambling is a vice.  If you promote gambling, you promote vice.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-chicago-casino-michael-reese-robert-reed-1004-biz-20161003-column.html
— Some MBA programs are receiving fewer applications. Here’s why. – Ally Marotti  (DIERSEN: Do you have an MBA?  In 1971, IRS hired me as a GS-7 (currently $43,915) Revenue Officer.  Back then, IRS encouraged its Revenue Officers to take graduate courses in business, accounting, and law.  In 1972, I started taking graduate business courses at Loyola, I deducted the courses, and earned an MBA in 1976. However, it became increasing clear that my Democrat IRS superiors wanted to replace me with someone who was a Democrat, a minority, a female, younger than me, and/or a veteran. In keeping with that, in 1978, my Democrat IRS superiors disallowed all the aforesaid courses. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the courses 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, d) qualified me for a new trade or business, and e) were a distraction.  I took IRS to Tax Court and I won, the court allowed all my graduate business courses.  However, the court disallowed the graduate accounting courses that I had taken at DePaul 1976-1978 by accepting my Democrat IRS superiors’ argument that those courses qualified me for a new trade or business.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/ct-gmac-mba-admission-trends-bsi-20161003-story.html
— Quick wit of Paul Green recalled with laughter, tears – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-paul-green-memorial-1005-chicago-inc-20161004-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Vice presidential hopefuls trade jabs — about Clinton and Trump – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/vice-presidential-hopefuls-trade-jabs-about-clinton-and-trump/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Endorsement: Olsen in House Dist. 81
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161005/discuss/161009576/
— Endorsement: Breen for House District 48
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161005/news/161009574/
— Endorsement: Jesiel in House District 61
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161005/discuss/161009575/
— Endorsement: Reicks for House District 63
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161005/discuss/161009573/
— FRONT PAGE: How much municipal executives’ cars are costing suburban taxpayers – Jake Griffin  (DIERSEN: Do/did your employer(s) pay you to dive your car(s)?  If I sought a government office or a political office, my critic/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that the Park Forest Post Office paid me to deliver mail with my 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint, my 1968 Oldsmobile 442, and my 1969 Dodge Charger SE and that IRS paid me to collect delinquent taxes with my 1962 Chevy BelAir.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161005/news/161009439/

 

SAUK VALLEY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps hint/imply/argue/shout that Rauner is an anti-Trump.  Of course, needless-to-say, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that if you are an anti-Trump, you are a Democrat or a RINO.)
http://www.saukvalley.com/2016/10/04/debate-wasnt-must-see-tv-for-gov-rauner/cl2qwyx/
— Local officials, residents voice frustrations over gambling growth  Home-rule cities better equipped to limit gambling – PAM EGGEMEIER
http://www.saukvalley.com/2016/10/04/local-officials-residents-voice-frustrations-over-gambling-growth/aqbhhk4/

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Illinois comptroller candidates to participate in TV debate October 25
http://www.qconline.com/news/illinois/illinois-comptroller-candidates-to-participate-in-tv-debate/article_250ae0a0-8ab4-11e6-99ec-9f8e955f4131.html

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Endorsement: Illinois Senate District 26: Dan McConchie
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/10/03/endorsement-illinois-senate-district-26-dan-mcconchie/aheo60c/
— Endorsement: Illinois Senate District 32: Pam Althoff
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/10/04/endorsement-illinois-senate-district-32-pam-althoff/a2gq3oa/

 

HERALD WHIG
— Voters urged to return Frese to House – Editorial
http://www.whig.com/20161005/voters-urged-to-return-frese-to-house#

 

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Batavia Mayor Schielke forecasts tough 2017  State budget woes could affect local funding – Mark Foster
http://www.kcchronicle.com/2016/09/30/batavia-mayor-schielke-forecasts-tough-2017/askbqyp/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Eric Trump: Father has paid a ‘tremendous amount of tax’  ‘Listen, when the audit is over, my father will release’ his tax returns – CNN (DIERSEN: Should everyone involved in journalism, government, politics, etc. be required to publicly disclose how much federal income tax that they paid during each of the last 10, 20, 30, 40, 50+ years?  Democrats always want Republicans to pay more federal income tax.  To make me pay more federal income tax, the Democrats who ran Money Magazine and IRS disallowed by education deductions in 1978.  They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the graduate business and accounting courses that I took 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.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/eric-trump-father-has-paid-a-tremendous-amount-of-tax

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Candidate Q&As: 101st Illinois House District – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-10-05/candidate-qas-101st-illinois-house-district.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Dennis Hastert Abuse Victim Shares His Story – JORDAN ABUDAYYEH/FO
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/dennis-hastert-abuse-victim-shares-his-story
— Rauner Administration Renegotiates ‘Toxic’ Interest Rate Swap Deals – JORDAN ABUDAYYEH
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/rauner-administration-renegotiates-toxic-interest-rate-swap-deals

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Downers Grove D-99 boasts higher ACT scores, AP and honors enrollment – NATHAN LURZ (DIERSEN: When you were in high school, who thought that you were “college material?” Very few thought that I was “college material” a) because I washed dishes for the minimum wage during my Junior and Senior years in high school, b) because my father never attended college and was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, and c) because my mother never attended high school. Nevertheless, UIC accepted me in 1966 a) because I had taken college preparatory courses, because I was in the upper 20% of my class, and because my ACT score was 24.)
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/10/03/downers-grove-d-99-boasts-higher-act-scores-ap-and-honors-enrollment/a3av39p/

 

CHICAGOIST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To promote pot in America is to promote the destruction of America.
http://chicagoist.com/2016/10/05/heres_a_better_way_to_get_your_weed.php

 

LOYOLA PHOENIX
— Mayor’s Gun Violence Solution Met with Skepticism by Students and Faculty – Elizabeth Czapski
http://www.loyolaphoenix.com/2016/10/mayors-gun-violence-solution-met-skepticism-students-faculty/

 

THE COLLEGE OF DUPAGE COURIER
— Springfield’s race hits COD – Vandy Manyeh
http://codcourier.org/4959/news/springfields-race-hits-cod/
— Audit reveals 19 points for improvement for College of DuPage – Bridget Kingston  (DIERSEN: What do you know about performance auditing? I worked for GAO doing performance audits for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels (currently $92,632-$120,427).  I passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt.  I am a licensed CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, and Forensic Accountant.  I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels (currently $77,899-$88,286).  I have a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul.)
http://codcourier.org/4951/news/audit-reveals-19-points-for-improvement-for-college-of-dupage/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois Auditor General released its performance audit on College of DuPage on Wednesday Sept. 28, offering 19 recommendations for the Board of Trustees to improve oversight, operations and transparency. The college agrees with all 19 points. The report examined whether the college fulfilled its responsibilities during fiscal years 2011 through 2014, revealing that the board of trustees was not evaluating former President Robert Breuder’s performance annually, as is required by policy. Lack of oversight and approval of financial investments, contracts and budget transfers also raised questions.)

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER: DID COMMUNISM REALLY FALL IN EUROPE, OR WAS IT ALL A HOAX?
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/10/thorner-did-communism-really-fall-in-europe-or-was-it-all-a-hoax.html

 

GOPUSA
— VP Debate: Kaine Comes Off as First-Rate Jerk
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=15614
— Communists Mobilize for Hillary Clinton
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=15609
— Dead voters and other horror stories  (DIERSEN: Wheaton Cemetery (http://www.wheatoncemetery.org/) and St. Michael Cemetery (https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Michael-Cemetery/117332434952418) are both in my precinct.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=15552

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— IGNORE THE ANKLE-BITERS – Kent Kellar  (DIERSEN: Who are the lead ankle-biters in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2016/10/04/ignore-the-ankle-biters/

 

CNS NEWS
— Pence: ‘We Have a Deportation Force. It’s Called Immigration and Customs Enforcement’ – Susan Jones
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/pence-we-have-deportation-force-its-called-immigration-and-customs

 

TPM
— Kaine Rattles Off List Of Seemingly Everyone Trump Owes An Apology To – MATT SHUHAM  (DIERSEN: Who do your critic/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want you to apologize to?  Of course, needless-to-say, my critic/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want me to apologize to them, to you, and to everyone else.)
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/kaine-insult-driven-campaign
— Pence Defends Trump’s Insults By Bringing Up ‘Basket Of Deplorables’
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/pence-kaine-deplorables-debate
— Trump Team Debate Takeaway: Pence Is Proof That Trump Has Good Judgment – LAUREN FOX
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/trump-surrogates-tout-pence-as-sign-of-trumps-good-judgement

 

COLLEGE FIX
— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: Libertarian Gary Johnson gets the most backing of Harvard Republican Club members
http://www.thecollegefix.com/bulletin-board/libertarian-gary-johnson-gets-backing-harvard-republican-club-members/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Immigration makes its first appearance in the VP debate – W. JAMES ANTLE III
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/immigration-makes-its-first-appearance-in-the-vp-debate/article/2603665
— Kaine claims Trump wants to deport 16 million illegal aliens – ANNA GIARITELLI
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/kaine-claims-trump-wants-to-deport-16-million-illegal-aliens/article/2603647

 

POLITICO
— RNC’s Priebus declares Trump ‘a role model’ – Brent Griffiths (DIERSEN: In your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, who do those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout declare to be role models?)
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/reince-priebus-donald-trump-role-model-229125

 

THE HILL
— RNC: Kaine interrupted over 70 times – Peter Schroeder
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/299338-rnc-kaine-interrupted-debate-over-70-times

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Tim Kaine Rips Donald Trump For Avoiding Taxes  Trump claims the move was smart. “I guess that makes the rest of us stupid,” Kaine said. – Ben Walsh
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kaine-rips-trump-avoiding-taxes_us_57f40440e4b04c71d6f07a8f
— As Donald Trump Tweets Insults, Mike Pence Says Hillary Clinton Has An ‘Insult-Driven’ Campaign  Has he seen what Trump has said? – Paige Lavender
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mike-pence-hillary-clinton-campaign_us_57f451dbe4b04c71d6f0ccb9

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-Black and/or anti-Republican demonize, denigrate, and condemn Black Republicans.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/09/books/review/black-republicans-and-the-transformation-of-the-gop-black-elephants-in-the-room.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout that non-Democrats are racists.  Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout that if Clinton is elected, Democrats will get rid of non-Democrats.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/05/opinion/the-movement-to-end-racist-voting-laws.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/05/opinion/mike-pences-galling-amnesia.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— ARTICLE TITLE IN THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: How Facebook could swing the election – Caitlin Dewey  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who talk and act like Facebook IS the internet?  From what I see, those who dominate Facebook are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/09/30/how-facebook-could-swing-the-election-and-who-will-benefit-if-it-does/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Pence Defends Donald Trump’s Use of Tax Code  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with IRS’s disallowance of my education deductions.)
http://www.wsj.com/video/pence-defends-donald-trump-use-of-tax-code/B21432DC-740A-4D81-9A46-ADFA333C0FE6.html
— Fact-Checking Family Folklore With DNA Tests  Americans are digging up surprises about their immigrant ancestors using DNA testing and online genealogy research – CAMERON MCWHIRTER  (DIERSEN: What is your national origin?  During the 1840s and 1850s, all my ancestors immigrated to northeast Illinois from what is now Germany.  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used that against me. In my defense, I stress that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans during WWII if he had not been 4-F.  Further, according to http://dna.ancestry.com, my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/fact-checking-family-folklore-with-dna-tests-1475598736

 

FORTUNE
— Trump Calls Tax Avoidance ‘Smart’ But Most Americans Call It ‘Unpatriotic’ – Reuters  (DIERSEN: What tax avoidance steps have you taken?  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.)
http://fortune.com/2016/10/05/donald-trump-income-tax-avoid/

 

BLOOMBERG
— Kaine Resembles ‘Evil Crook’ From Batman Movies, Trump Retweets
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/trackers/2016-10-05/kaine-resembles-evil-crook-from-batman-movies-trump-retweets

 

AMERICAN PROSPECT
— Black Burdens, White Wages, and the Persistence of Economic Inequality  A new report finds that the racial wage gap has widened since 1979. – SHAUN OSSEI-OWUSU  (DIERSEN: What have you done that harms Blacks?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://prospect.org/article/black-burdens-white-wages-and-persistence-economic-inequality

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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