October 7 Morning Edition

— Trump-Kirk Feud Escalates  Trump slams senator while Kirk releases poll showing he outpolls GOP nominee
— Rising Interest on America’s Debt Threatens Our National Defense and Our Future  Voters should not elect candidates who disregard the issue – Joseph J. DioGuardi  (DIERSEN: Low interest rates a) help borrowers who are predominately younger Democrats and b) harm savers who are predominately older Republicans.)


— Duckworth Using Kirk’s Tweets Against Him – Tom Schuba
— Rauner Talks Illinois Economy in Second Facebook Live Event  Gov. Bruce Rauner hosted his second Facebook Live event Thursday, focusing on Illinois manufacturing and job creation. – Tom Schuba


— Ald. Rielly on why he thinks a Trump sign should go: it’s not honorable “to trash the city’s international reputation” – JEFF CARLIN  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates hinted/implied/argued/shouted that Wheaton was full of racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse people.)


— Trump says Mark Kirk ‘not doing so well’ in Senate race, but ‘that’s his problem’ – Sean Sullivan
— Rauner laments family dog getting into shenanigans – Kim Geiger  (DIERSEN: One reason why I can afford to spend 10+ hours a day of what is left of my life putting out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails is that I have never owned a dog.)
— Chicago cop is the face of the Ferguson Effect – John Kass
— The wretched legacy of the Obama years – Charles Krauthammer
— How Hillary Clinton can close the deal with millennials – Jennifer Rubin  (DIERSEN: Democrats always promise to give younger people preference, that is, to discriminate against older people.)
— ‘The Birth of a Nation’: A history lesson we cannot afford to miss – Dahleen Glanton  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are a Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that Democrats and RINOs demonize, denigrate, and condemn you as being a racist, a sexist, a bigot, and even worse things.)
— ARTICLE TITLE IN THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: U.S. teen birth rate hits record low for 7th year in row – Karen Kaplan
— Group home for single moms proposed for vacant building in Wheaton – Bob Goldsborough  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, anyone who questions/opposes this will be viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned as being a deplorable and even worse things.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A long-vacant office building in a prominent Wheaton location could be repurposed as a group home for new and expectant single mothers. Built in 1987 as the Wheaton Inn bed-and-breakfast, the 19,813-square-foot, three-story brick building at 301 W. Roosevelt Road, later was used as the offices for Invesco PowerShares, an exchange-traded fund firm. The company relocated to offices in the former Sara Lee building in Downers Grove in July 2012, and since then, the building has been vacant and listed for sale. Now, the Clarendon Hills-based nonprofit group Love from Above has a contract to purchase the building and is proposing to place up to 12 expectant mothers in the house. The group’s founder and CEO, Yvonne Florczak-Seeman, said Love from Above intends to buy the building from Invesco PowerShares subsidiary PCM Properties LLC and use it for a two-year transitional housing program. The building will be known as the Butterfly Garden, she said. “This is for women in college who get pregnant who want to continue their education but don’t want to have an abortion. For them, their choices are parenting or abortion,” Florczak-Seeman said. For Florczak-Seeman, 52, the issue of support during an unplanned pregnancy is a powerful — and personal — one. As a teenager, she experienced an unplanned pregnancy and made the decision to have an abortion — a decision she says she regrets. “Pregnancy is not a terminal illness or a disease,” she said. “It’s a nine month process. We need to empower these girls. Motherhood won’t destroy them; it will mature them. Motherhood or adoption is a beautiful decision. I have been feeling that this kind of program is much needed. There is not one organization that empowers young ladies.” The building will serve as the home for women ages 18 to 26 for two years each, Florczak-Seeman said. The building would have a nursery to care for babies whose mothers want to attend classes. The group also would offer on-site culinary and fashion design programs for mothers, she said. The group, which also would place all of its offices on the first floor of the building, relies on private donors, Florczak-Seeman said. “We are very excited,” she said. Wheaton officials said that while they have received an application from the group, they haven’t yet determined what kind of zoning change, if any, the group’s proposed use would require. PCM Properties LLC bought the building for $2.625 million in 2005 from Kathryn Harbison, who had run the Wheaton Inn bed-and-breakfast.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats urge illegals to come to Chicago, to stay in Chicago, and to bring other illegals to Chicago.
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Johnson describes attack on cop: ‘She thought she was gonna die’ – Fran Spielman
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Will Trump lose the fat vote?”


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial with a color picture unethically made to look like a news article, the Daily Herald urges people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring other to America illegally.
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PHOTO OF MARSHALL: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Naperville Police Chief Bob Marshall sides with those who criticize police.
— Endorsement: Winger in House District 45
— Endorsement: Bernas in House District 56
— Disability deadlines, milestones for getting government services – (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs viciously demonize, viciously demonize, and viciously condemn Republicans for not providing enough government services for those with disabilities.  From what I see, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, the percentage of those with disabilities in America and in Illinois is increasingly dramatically.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE FOR THIS ARTICLE IN THE DAILY HERALD: Anti-Trumps say that Trump sees members of the working class as being chumps.  I was a member of the working class 1964-1997.  I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County who look down on members of the working class.


— Marwig v. McAuliffe: Fight over state House seat helps draw big bucks to Illinois – AP


— New Police Cars To Be Built At South Side Ford Plant – Ted Cox


— Rauner covers familiar ground in Facebook Live chat about economy, jobs – Doug Finke


— How hurricanes can upend politics  Presidential campaigns stall in Florida – Eric Bradner – CNN  (DIERSEN: Democrats run America.  Democrats blame Republicans for everything that is bad, including bad weather.)


— Paper favors local GOP hopefuls – David Giuliani  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, in Illinois, television stations, newspapers, radio stations, websites, etc. a) promote the Democrat Party platform and b) promote candidates who will defend and advance the Democrat Party platform.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Every week, the Illinois Valley Times reaches mailboxes in La Salle County, with stories promoting the candidacies of Republican state representative candidates Jerry Long and David Welter. One of its owners, Dan Proft, is largely mum about the local paper, which is among a string of conservative publications popping up around the state this year. The local paper, which started in July, has no advertising, other than for a nonprofit conservative group to which Proft belongs. The chain was started in the winter by the Chicago-based Liberty Principles PAC, which receives much of its money from Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. Over the summer, a private corporation, Local Government Information Services Inc., took possession of the papers, Proft said. The company filed its corporate paperwork with the state in mid-August, a few weeks into its management of the papers. The Times asked Proft how the company makes money with its newspapers. “I’m certain you don’t understand how newspapers or businesses make money,” Proft said in an email to a reporter. “In addition to ads, have you ever heard of the concept of subscriptions as a revenue source for newspapers, for example? Are you familiar with the concept of seed capital used to launch and grow a business? I didn’t think so.” Proft said the reporter could not be fair in reporting about his company’s newspapers, suggesting the reporter favors Long’s opponent, Rep. Andy Skoog, D-La Salle. “That makes you an advocate not a journalist. So please make sure Andy Skoog reports your ‘stories’ as in-kind contributions (in his campaign reports),” Proft said in an email. The registered agent for the company is an accountant, which often is the case in corporate filings. The company’s information listed no president, though Proft has confirmed before he is one of the owners. Proft, a former Republican candidate for governor and radio show host, declined to answer whether any seed money for the company came from Liberty Principles PAC. By law, political action committees must report expenditures and donations. He also wouldn’t say whether the papers would stop circulating after the Tuesday, Nov. 8, election. The paper regularly runs stories favorable to Long, of Streator, and Rep. David Welter, R-Morris, who is facing Democrat Martha Shugart, of Morris. The most recent editions contained headlines such as “Long supports Illinois farming” and “Welter seeks district input.” ‘Justifiable grounds’  In March, the state Board of Elections ruled complaints against Liberty Principles and its papers were filed on “justifiable grounds.” The complaints alleged Liberty Principles failed to include proper attribution of its papers’ funding source and coordinated with candidates. In its ruling, the elections board said Liberty Principles was “admonished” to ensure all its political literature and communications identify the PAC as its funder. Specifically, it must include “paid for by” language. At some point afterward, Local Government Information Services took control of the papers. In July and August, the Illinois Valley Times included no ownership information. Now it lists its corporate owner, but still includes no phone number. Skoog tied to Mautino  Liberty Principles, which Proft heads, still involves itself in La Salle County. This week, the group distributed a mailer linking Skoog to his predecessor, Frank Mautino, D-Spring Valley, whose campaign spending is under federal investigation. “Will Andy Skoog be any different than Frank Mautino?” the flier asks. Earlier this year, Skoog publicly asked Mautino to answer questions about his spending. But, like Gov. Rauner, Skoog declined to join calls for Mautino’s resignation as state auditor general, saying he wants investigations completed first.”)


— Davis Endorsed By Laborers’ Union – Doug Wolfe


— Is Your Massage Therapist Licensed? In Illinois, It’s the Law  (DIERSEN: How soon will Illinois require journalists to be licensed?  The following would object to me being licensed: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those that 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.)


— Thorner/O’Neil: Lighten up the campaign: Time to call in comedy writers


— Trump takes a swipe at Kirk
— Winning lottery ticket bought with drug money seized


— Mike Pence Declared the Leader of the Conservative Movement – Jason Kippen  (DIERSEN: Who are the conservative leaders in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality?  How strongly do they promote the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), illegal drugs, gambling, and other planks in the Republican Party platform and in the Illinois Republican Party platform?)


— Archbishop: “Catholics Cannot Support Pro-Abortion Candidates” and Hillary is “Aggressively Pro-Abortion” – STEVEN ERTELT


— Planning Vote Fraud to ‘Elect’ Hillary
— The Non-Working Class – Mona Charen  (DIERSEN: Are you a member of the working class, that is, are you paid a salary for what you do?  I have not been paid a salary for I do since 1997 when I was 49 years old when my Democrat GAO superiors succeed in forcing me to retire.  My critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.  They have made it extremely clear that they do NOT want me to get any kind of income that is appropriate for someone with my work experience, education, professional certifications, and professional license.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “He that will not work shall not eat (except by sickness he be disabled). For the labors of 30 or 40 honest and industrious men shall not be consumed to maintain 150 idle loiterers.” — John Smith, 1609  One out of 6 prime-working-age adult males in the United States is not temporarily unemployed, or “between jobs,” or “looking for work.” No, a huge cohort of men in America is now neither employed nor looking for work. They are just skating by on a combination of girlfriends, wives, mothers and government benefits. Their status, argues Nicholas Eberstadt in “Men Without Work,” is a “quiet catastrophe.” Until relatively recently, choosing not to work was a luxury only the wealthy could afford. Everyone else had to keep the wolf from the door (though the temptation to try to live off others has always been with us — see John Smith above). In the 1950s, 98 percent of prime-age males were working or looking for work (i.e., in the labor force). Today it is 88 percent. Recessions have affected labor-force participation, but the downward trend line has been consistent for decades. Only 15 percent of non-working men cite inability to find work as the reason for their idleness. Eberstadt examines the usual explanations. The retirement of baby boomers? It doesn’t account for the decline in work by those aged 25-54 (traditionally, the group most likely to be employed). The participation of prime-age men in the labor force fell from 94.1 percent in 1948 to 84.3 percent in 2015. Aren’t more men in college? If the work patterns of 1965 were obtained today, even accounting for the extra students enrolled in education programs, an additional 10 percent of America’s young men would be employed. “The overwhelming majority of adult male job trainees,” Eberstadt writes, “appear to be job holders already. … Most men enrolled in formal schooling are also in the workforce.”)
— Better refugee screening is needed


— How Poll Bias Obscures Trump’s Likely Election – MILTON ROSENBER


— FEC: No freedom of press for Internet publications, satellite TV and radio, streaming movies and printed books – Natalia Castro  (DIERSEN: Who wants to limit/abolish your freedom of the press?  The following want to limit/abolish my freedom of the press: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those that 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.)


— Trump says 70 percent of federal regulations ‘can go’ – Chris Kaufman (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. When federal agencies suffer budget cuts, they get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)


— The White House Rule: No Tax Returns, No Job – NORMAN EISEN and RICHARD W. PAINTER
— Mike Pence Disavows Donald Trump’s Earlier Proposal Barring Muslims – ALAN RAPPEPORT
— When You Hear the Margin of Error Is Plus or Minus 3 Percent, Think 7 Instead – DAVID ROTHSCHILD and SHARAD GOEL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Donald Trump’s Ventures Began With a Lot of Hype. Here’s How They Turned Out. – STEVE EDER and ALICIA PARLAPIANO  (DIERSEN: How did your ventures turn out?  In retrospect, with benefit of hindsight, in light of tremendous efforts by my Democrat and RINO critics/opponents to get rid of me, a) I have been a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, b) I have been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, c) I was a GAO employee for almost 18 years, d) I was an IRS employee for almost 9 years, e) I was a Post Office employee for almost 3 years, f) I was the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman for almost 7 years, g) I was a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member for 8 years, h) I was the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster for 6 years, i) I was an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member for 4 years, and j) I was an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member for 3 years.)


— Giuliani takes leave of absence from job, all in for Trump – Eliza Collins
— The power to vote is awesome. Use it. – Judy Belk  (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that 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 URGE EVERYONE TO VOTE FOR CANDIDATES WHO 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.)


— Kirk fires back at Donald Trump for saying he’s ‘not doing so well’ – Allan Smith


— Conservative Group Foresees Surge in Hispanic Turnout  Koch-funded LIBRE Institute’s projection bodes poorly for Donald Trump –  BETH REINHARD  (DIERSEN: If you vote for Democrats, you shout that you 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.)
— Donald Trump Urged Congress to Loosen Tax Rules in Early 1990s  Push came several years before Republican candidate’s $916 million in losses on 1995 tax return – JOHN D. MCKINNON
— FRONT PAGE: McDonald’s Knows It’s Losing the Burger Battle—Can It Come Back?  ‘Better burger’ chains are pulling in customers with gourmet, made-to-order hamburgers, a tactic McDonald’s is struggling to mimic – JULIE JARGON  (DIERSEN: With McDonald’s headquarters moving into Democrat Chicago, will more Democrats eat at McDonald’s?)


— Why Students Are Losing Out on Billions in College Financial Aid – Kim Cook  (DIERSEN: Did you apply for “college financial aid.”  I did not.  Instead, I paid for my college expenses (a job-related bachelor’s degree and three job-related master’s degrees) and for cars to commute to and from classes with money that earned and saved doing yard work, delivering newspapers, washing dishes, cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, pumping gasoline, delivering mail, working on an automobile assembly line, working as a security guard, selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances, collecting delinquent taxes, and auditing federal agencies.)


— 30 FORMER G.O.P. LAWMAKERS DECLARE TRUMP LACKS “INTELLIGENCE” TO LEAD  The open letter slams the Republican nominee as “manifestly unqualified to be president.” – TINA NGUYEN  (DIERSEN: If you judge someone, you are asking that you be judged. How much “intelligence” do these “30 former G.O.P. lawmakers” have?  What are their “qualifications?”  What if Trump spend a few million dollars to have them investigated?)


— Robin Hood Economics Falls Flat in Debates – Michael Barone  (DIERSEN: Do your critics/opponents want you to pay more taxes?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should pay more taxes.  They stress that I am conservative, Republican, non-poor, White, male, non-veteran, childless, older, that my ancestors have been in America since the 1840s, that I refuse to serve as one of their operatives or as one of their dupes, etc.)
— Few Believe Fed Chairman Is Independent of Obama

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.