September 1 Evening Edition

— President Trump visits Kenosha, Wisconsin

— Trump supporters, Black Lives Matter protests draw hundreds to downtown Kenosha during visit – Liz Nagy
— Kenosha visit by President Trump comes after Jacob Blake shooting sparks protests Trump visit also follows fatal shooting during protests; Kyle Rittenouse, 17, in custody in Illinois – Craig Wall and Alexis McAdams
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 1,492 new coronavirus cases, 39 deaths

— Trump Wades Into Racial Tensions With Visit to Kenosha Trump aides believe that tough-on-crime stance will help him with voters and that the more the national discourse is about anything other than the coronavirus, the better it is for the president – Zeke Miller, Alexandra Jaffe and Will Weissert
— Protesters Gather, March in Kenosha During and After Trump’s Visit
— Trump Declines to Condemn Teen’s Fatal Shooting of Protesters in Kenosha After Deriding ‘Left-Wing Violence’
— Black Lives Matter, Jacob Blake Signs Vandalized at Wheaton Church  Church members at Hope Presbyterian Church said they plan to replace the damaged signs as a message to the Wheaton community. – Chris Coffey (DIERSEN: Whoever did this had to know that it would be used against those who support Trump.)

— President Trump Meets With Kenosha Business Owners, Announces $4 Million In Federal Aid To Rebuild – Chris Tye

— In Kenosha, President Trump calls violence ‘domestic terror,’ ‘anti-American’ – Jason Calvi

— In Kenosha, Trump says law enforcement isn’t systemically racist, and the needed structural change is safety – BILL RUTHHART and RICK PEARSON
— NFL reveals more in-game social and racial justice plans, including slogans inscribed in end zones – AP (DIERSEN: Promoting social and racial justice is Democrat code for getting rid of individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— After decades of unmet diversity goals, some major employers turn to hard racial quotas – MARIN WOLF and KIM BHASIN (DIERSEN: I should write a book about race, gender, and age quotas, goals, and targets that Democrat politicians gave my superiors in the federal government. To meet those quotas, goals, and targets, they got rid of their employees who were Republican, White, and/or non-veteran, who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
— All aboard! Freeloaders on Metra damage agency’s bottom line – Editorial
— The path to Illinois pension reform – MARK GLENNON
— Democrats, don’t let the far left hijack your party – JONAH GOLDBERG

— Tempers, tension and taunts in Kenosha — but also efforts to heal: ‘Trying to turn something good out of all this’ Neighbors, activists and relatives of Jacob Blake took part in the community block party that made the neighborhood feel more like a Labor Day weekend than the epicenter of the nation’s latest reckoning with police violence and racism. – Mitchell Armentrout and Manny Ramos
— President Trump in Kenosha, vowing ‘to get it fixed up’ — but Jacob Blake’s uncle says, stay ‘away from our family’ “We’re not going to let anyone smudge my nephew’s name,” said Justin Blake. “We don’t have any words for the orange man in the White House.” – Rachel Hinton, Manny Ramos, and Mitchell Armentrout
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump pops into Kenosha to fan the flames. Ignoring pleas from local officials, Trump shows up to toe the rubble of rioting.”

— Trump tours Kenosha, blames rioting on Democrats; Blake’s uncle says keep away – AP
— The problems with wide-scale mail-in voting – Bob Stozek, Wheaton
— Police in Kane County now can ticket businesses not complying with COVID-19 precautions – James Fuller
— Oberweis, Underwood spar in online candidate forum – Russell Lissau
— DuPage County election judges to receive double pay, online training

— Protesters march in Kenosha after Trump visit – Morry Gash

— No reports of violence as Trump visits Kenosha

— Kenosha unrest causes $2M in damage to city-owned property – NOREEN NASIR and MICHAEL TARM (DIERSEN: How much damage to city-owned property do the Democrats plan on making in your city?)

— Trump Praises Law Enforcement In Visit To Kenosha – BRIAN NAYLOR

— Christian Site Raises $315K For Rittenhouse Lawyers The site GiveSendGo is taking donations to help fund defense of the IL teen accused of killing two during last week’s shooting in Kenosha. – Amie Schaenzer

— DuPage County To Double Pay For Election Judges Amid Pandemic The announcement comes amid a nationwide shortage in election workers, according to the DuPage County Clerk’s Office. – Lisa Marie Farver

— DuPage County, College Of DuPage Launch Anti-Racism Initiative Activities will examine societal racism and “reflect on the ways COD and the surrounding community are working to create a better world.” (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats call Republicans racists and even worse things. Democrats especially call Republicans racists and even worse things who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— So Far, Steve Reick Opponent, Democrat Brian Sager, Running Self-Financed Campaign
— Steve Reick Pulling in Significant Campaign Money
— Steve Reick Advertising on WLS Radio
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood / Jim Oberweis St. Charles Debate Thread
— Tom Weber Sponsoring Drug Drop-Off at Courthouse Wednesday
— Senators Wilcox & McConchie Schedule Shrimp Boil September 12th on Tallest Hill in Southeastern McHenry County
— Oberweis Calls for Link’s Resignation from State Senate
— Another Crooked Cook County Democrat Goes Down
— Kyle Rittenhouse Attorney Releases Initial Statement
— Tribune Writes about DuPage County Highway Commissioner Using Campaign Funds to Hire Attorney, But Not about Jack Franks Spending Eight Almost Times as Much for the Same Purpose
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Bests Lauren Underwood as She Plays Politics with Kenosha Shootings as Kyle Rittenhouse Awaits Extradition to Face Charges
— Oberweis and Curran in McHenry Wednesday
— Judge David Gervais Sets Fundraiser

— Pritzker and the Democrats’ Hollow Calls for Ethics Reforms

— To Curb COVID-19 Spread, Vote-By-Mail To Play A Bigger Role In Illinois Voting – Jim Meadows

— Trump brings more money to police, prosecutors in Wisconsin after rioting – Dave Boyer
— D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser fears U.S. ‘descending into a race war’ – Jessica Chasmar (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, it is clear that the Democrat Party has declared a Second Civil War on America. Consequently, Americans are buying more and more and more firearms and ammunition for their self-defense. America will defeat the Democrats and win the Second Civil War. The soldiers in the Democrat Party’s army are citizens of foreign countries, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual people, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christians, anti-Italian Americans, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Biden won’t visit Kenosha, wants to prevent upsetting ‘peaceful nature’ of protests, adviser says – Ryan Lovelace

— Trump slams NBA for lowest ratings in five years, demands they stand ‘tall’ for country and flag – Carly Ortiz-Lytle
— Trump ignores warnings and tours Kenosha destruction – Rob Crilly
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: In major shift, US Chamber of Commerce backs Democratic lawmakers for reelection – Joseph Simonson
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: ‘Trump’s America’: New Biden TV ad blames president for riots – David M. Drucker

— Kenosha protesters throw water at Trump supporters, video shows The protesters and counter-protesters were in a verbal altercation first – Morgan Phillips, Garrett Tenney
— Sen. Tom Cotton: Kenosha, Minneapolis carnage will spread until politicians restore order, deter criminals Kenosha and Minneapolis were the unlucky cities last week. Next week, it could be your town – Sen. Tom Cotton (DIERSEN: Which buildings do the Democrats want to burn down in your town?)

— D.C. Mayor Bowser Says She Fears a Race War While Fomenting a Race War

— Google Refuses to Show Negative Search Suggestions About Black Lives Matter – ALLUM BOKHARI
— Skidmore College Students Demand Termination of Profs That Attended Pro-Police Rally – TOM CICCOTTA (DIERSEN: I attended a July 4, 1996 Bob Dole rally in Wheaton and that made my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates furious. SEE: )
— Democrats, Journalists, Celebs Push Talking Point About Fearing ‘Race War’ – JOSHUA CAPLAN (DIERSEN: What are hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters threatening to do if Trump is reelected?)

— More than 36 street gangs in Chicago reportedly vow to shoot on sight any cop who has a weapon drawn in public – SARAH TAYLOR
— President Trump calls for ‘patriotic education’ in schools: ‘Left’s war on police, faith, history, and American values is tearing our country apart’ Because the U.S. is ‘an exceptional, free and just nation, worth defending, preserving, and protecting’ – SARAH TAYLOR

— No such thing as truth to Joe Biden and Democrat culture benders – Jeffrey A. Rendall

— Did California Lawmakers Read the Constitution Before Passing Corporate Racial Quotas? – Hans Bader

— The Democrats Are Whitewashing Leftist Violence – DAVID HARSANYI

— Whistleblower busts major nuclear research lab forcing ‘blatantly anti-white’ training seminars Executives at Sandia Labs appear to be committed to forcing critical race theory on their trapped employees. – Peter Barry Chowka (DIERSEN: I was a trapped employee at IRS 1971-1980 and at GAO 1980-1997.)

— The coming blue-city exodus – MERRILL MATTHEWS

— Google recruiting group warns minority turnover will continue without clearer diversity goals – Jennifer Elias (DIERSEN: I should write a book about race, gender, and age quotas, goals, and targets that Democrat politicians gave my superiors in the federal government. To meet those quotas, goals, and targets, they got rid of their employees who were Republican, White, and/or non-veteran, who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The more planks in the Republican Party platform that you support, the more that Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that you are an extremist. I should write a book about present/past Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am an extremist.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.

— Elvis Presley’s Graceland vandalized with ‘Black Lives Matter’ graffiti – Tamar Lapin

— Norton Introduces Bill to Strengthen Workplace Protections for Legislative Branch Employees (DIERSEN: GAO is part of the Legislative Branch.)

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.