September 10 Evening Edition

BREITBART
— Donald Trump at Phyllis Schlafly’s Funeral: A Movement Has Lost Its Hero, Our Country Has Lost a Warrior – JULIA HAHN
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/09/10/donald-trump-at-phyllis-schlaflys-funeral-a-movement-has-lost-its-hero-our-country-has-lost-a-warrior/

 

RENEW AMERICA
— America lost a great patriot – Chuck Baldwin
http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/baldwin/160910

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— Trump attends Schlafly funeral, says conservative icon ‘there for me’ – AP
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/09/10/trump-attends-schlafly-funeral-say-conservative-icon-there-for-me.html

— Clinton says she regrets calling Trump supporters ‘deplorables’
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/09/10/clinton-says-regrets-calling-trump-supporters-deplorables.html

 

THE HILL
— Trump honors Phyllis Schlafly at funeral – Nikita Vladimirov
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/295306-trump-honors-phyllis-schlafly-at-funeral

— Clinton: It was wrong to call half of Trump supporters ‘deplorable’ – Harper Neidig
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/295293-clinton-it-was-wrong-to-call-half-of-trump-supporters
— Trump, Clinton battle over media bias – Jonathan Easley
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/295198-trump-clinton-battle-over-media-bias

 

POLITICO
— Trump honors ‘true patriot’ Phyllis Schlafly at her funeral – Rebecca Morin
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/donald-trump-phyllis-schlafly-funeral-227994

— Clinton partially walks back ‘deplorables’ comment
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/clinton-partially-walks-back-deplorables-comment-227993

 

NBC NEWS
— Trump Honors ‘Great Patriot,’ Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly – ALEXANDRA JAFFE
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/donald-trump-honor-conservative-icon-phyllis-schlafly-funeral-n646101

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump calls Schlafly a ‘fierce and tireless warrior’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/trump-calls-schlafly-a-fierce-and-tireless-warrior/2016/09/10/67070b42-7794-11e6-9781-49e591781754_video.html

— Clinton says she regrets labeling ‘half’ of Trump supporters ‘deplorable’ – Abby Phillip and Jose A. DelReal
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republicans-jump-on-clintons-deplorables-remark/2016/09/10/91a3c148-775c-11e6-8149-b8d05321db62_story.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Donald Trump Praises Phyllis Schlafly as a Conservative ‘Hero’ at Her Funeral – THOMAS KAPLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/11/us/politics/donald-trump-phyllis-schlafly.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Bitch America Needs.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/11/opinion/campaign-stops/the-bitch-america-needs.html

 

UPI
— Donald Trump eulogizes conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly – Eric DuVall
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2016/09/10/Donald-Trump-eulogizes-conservative-activist-Phyllis-Schlafly/5981473551327/

 

USA TODAY
— Trump: Schlafly would want us to ‘keep up the fight’ – David Jackson
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/2016/09/10/donald-trump-phyllis-schlafly-funeral-st-louis/90191236/

 

BOSTON GLOBE

— Trump tells mourners at Schlafly funeral to ‘keep up the fight’ – AP
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2016/09/10/trump-tells-mourners-schlafly-funeral-keep-fight/7X1T3ReJKIpuAMe1aODUQJ/story.html

 

  1. ST. LOUIS REVIEW
    — Trump, others cite Phyllis Schlafly’s patriotism, faith – Joseph Kenny
    http://stlouisreview.com/article/2016-09-10/trump-others-cite

 

  1. ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
    — Mourners, passersby and Donald Trump remember Phyllis Schlafly – JENNY SIMEONE & RACHEL LIPPMANN
    http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mourners-passersby-and-donald-trump-remember-phyllis-schlafly#stream/0

 

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— 6th Congressional District Congressman Peter Roskam hosted an outstanding breakfast for Republican Precinct Committeemen Saturday morning, September 10, 2016, at the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall.  He provided an outstanding update on current government/political issues and fielded many questions.  The many attendees included Roger Bohn, Lori Carlson, Lynn Crane, Sal Falbo, Jay Fisher, Mike Fortner, Amy Grant, Jay Gribauskas, Marty Keller, Liz Martinez, Ron Menna, Bert Minor, Mary Rash, B.J. Slinger, Ron Smith, and Dave Tornga. – Dave Diersen
www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— RAUNER TRIES TO CORRECT BAD FINANCIAL DECISIONS WITH WALL STREET BANKS – BGA
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/weekend-watch-rauner-tries-to-correct-bad-financial-decisions-with-wall-street-banks/1505288/
— BLACK CAUCUS BLOCKS $3 BILLION O’HARE DEAL – Charles Thomas
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/black-caucus-blocks-$3-billion-ohare-deal/1505666/

 

NBC5
— Illinois Ranked #31 in Voter Turnout  The Wall Street Journal says Illinois has had a 63 percent voter turnout rate over the past four elections.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-voter-turnout.html

 

CBS2
— Duckworth Speaks Out At Clinton Rally – Bob Roberts
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/09/10/duckworth-speaks-out-at-clinton-rally/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO

— Markham mayor’s $1M in donations relies on vendors – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/204025894-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Clinton regrets calling half of Trump supporters ‘basket of deplorables’
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-hillary-clinton-basket-of-deplorables20160910-story.html
— Couple’s firing for anti-Trump alphabet book a boon to crowdfunding – Karen Berkowitz  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, I did not put out any anti-Democrat alphabet books.  But I did speak out against political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.  In 1988, when I was 40 years old, I became the only active member in GAO’s Chicago office in a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.  After the Democrats who ran GAO in 1997 succeeded in forcing me to retire when I was 49 years old, I filed a lawsuit against GAO. SEE: http://gopillinois.com/diersen-v-gao-fifth-amended-complaint/)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/highland-park/news/ct-hpn-anti-trump-childrens-book-tl-0915-20160909-story.html
— Can exercise offset alcohol’s damaging effects?  (DIERSEN: My not drinking alcohol is one reason why neither health problems nor any other kind of problems has stopped me from putting out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening since 2015.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/sc-exercise-alcohol-health-0921-20160909-story.html
— Sexual harassment victims need male allies – Rex Huppke  (DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were minority, female, and/or younger did not support my claims of political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that IRS and GAO should get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or older.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/careers/ijustworkhere/ct-huppke-work-advice-sexual-harassment-0911-biz-20160908-column.html
— Police chase death, wrongful conviction, cop overtime suits may cost city $2.7M – Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-city-council-legal-settlements-met-0910-20160909-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Clinton: ‘Deplorables’ comment was ‘grossly generalistic’ – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/clinton-puts-many-trump-backers-in-basket-of-deplorables/
— New African American museum, from slavery to Barack Obama – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sweet-new-african-american-museum-from-slavery-to-barack-obama/

 

DAILY HERALD
— 15 years after September 11 attacks – Editorial  (DIERSEN: I had the honor of organizing Wheaton’s 2004 and 2005 September 11 ceremonies.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160910/discuss/160919915/

 

BLOOMING PANTAGRAPH
— Not much top-of-ticket talk in backyards – MARK PICKERING
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/opinion/vogel-not-much-top-of-ticket-talk-in-backyards/article_8e6dc5c7-4444-5eff-85f6-186f3fc93ae5.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— BEYOND TRAGIC: Drug users take advantage of public libraries – AP
http://www.bnd.com/news/article101068932.html

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Federal Employee, David Hall, 42, would rather get fired than watch diversity video – Tracy Crane  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, I support Hall.  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will use Hall to paint me as being a religious/conservative/Republican hypocrite because I attended many such training sessions while I worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO 1980-1997 that were anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican.  In my defense, I spoke out against political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.  In 1988, when I was 40 years old, I became the only active member in GAO’s Chicago office in a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.  After the Democrats who ran GAO in 1997 succeeded in forcing me to retire when I was 49 years old, I filed a lawsuit against GAO. SEE:
http://gopillinois.com/diersen-v-gao-fifth-amended-complaint/)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-09-08/man-would-rather-get-fired-watch-diversity-video.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Social Security Administration employee who believes he shouldn’t have to watch a workplace diversity video about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, because it violates his religious beliefs, fears he may lose his job because of it. David Hall, 42, of Tolono has worked for the federal agency for 14 years, based in the Champaign office as an area systems coordinator, an information technology position. In late April, Hall said, employees nationwide received an email from the agency about a 17-minute LGBT diversity and inclusion training video that they were told to watch at their work stations. Employees were required to certify that they had seen the video. Hall said he is a Christian — “not anti-anyone or anything,” but “for God, for Jesus” — and believes the Bible teaches that homosexuality is a sin. So, he didn’t watch it. His supervisor gave him direct orders to do so — first on June 2, then again on June 24. Again, Hall refused both times. As a result, an official reprimand was placed in his file — the first he has ever received, he says — and he was suspended without pay for two days, Aug. 15-16. Part of his problem, he said, is that viewing the video is mandatory, something he doesn’t remember the agency doing with other training videos in the past. So, he asked his supervisors for a religious accommodation to abstain from the training, which was denied. After his suspension, Hall returned to work on Aug. 17. He said his supervisor has explained he will receive further discipline, possibly a longer suspension without pay, if he does not complete the video. Hall said he eventually expects he will lose his job over his refusal to do so. “I think this is an issue they are prepared to go to the mat with, but I’m not going to give up my faith or compromise my beliefs just to go along and get along. I don’t believe God wants me to do that,” Hall said. Responding to questions from The News-Gazette on Wednesday, Doug Nguyen, communications director for the SSA’s Chicago region, wrote in an emailed statement that “in support of an inclusive work environment, as well as exemplary customer service, the Social Security Administration recently announced a diversity and inclusion training on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community to our employees. “This mandatory video training reminds our employees of their responsibility, as representatives of the agency, to provide the highest levels of service to our customers,” Nguyen went on to say. “The training includes a brief session on tips for increasing cultural awareness in a diverse and inclusive environment. We are unable to comment on specific personnel matters.” Because of what he described as deeply held religious beliefs, Hall said he cannot bring himself to comply. He said he believes the Constitution grants him certain rights and religious freedoms, just as it grants certain rights to others. Hall said he supports the rights of the LGBT community to support its position, too, and not asking those who work for the federal government to change their views or lose their jobs. “I’m not judging the LGBT community … But I believe tolerance is a two-way street,” Hall said. “Unfortunately, I believe they’re wrong. But neither of us should lose our jobs or livelihood for our beliefs. “For me, I know I’m not a martyr or a bigot. I’m not asking for anyone’s approval or forgiveness; I’m simply trying to live out my life, my faith and be obedient to the will of God.” Hall said he has prayed about this issue and talked it over with friends and family, including his wife and three kids. With a family to support, a mortgage, car payment and health insurance through his job, Hall said he is taking a risk making this stand. And he said he doesn’t anticipate his supervisors changing their course, eventually leading to him losing his job. “This is something I want to fight and expose,” Hall said, “to give other Christians the courage of their convictions. I can’t tell you how many I’ve worked with that have told me, ‘Dave, we agree with you 100 percent. I wish I had the courage to do that.’ But they’re scared. … Their fears are being realized through me.” Hall said Jason Craddock, a private Chicago attorney, is advising him. Craddock also recently represented the owner of Ford County’s Timber Creek Bed and Breakfast, who objected to hosting same-sex weddings for religious reasons. Earlier this year, the B&B near Paxton that turned down a same-sex couple’s request to hold a civil-union ceremony there in 2011 was ordered by an administrative law judge to pay $30,000 in damages to the couple and $50,000 to their attorneys and to stop violating the Illinois Human Rights Act by denying couples access to the facility based on their sexual orientation. Craddock said he and Hall are still looking at options on how to proceed with the SSA. He said there are many previous cases involving Christians objecting to participating in activities they consider to be sinful, and they are persecuted in the workplace as a result. “Unfortunately, it’s happening more frequently as time goes on,” Craddock said.)

 

WSIL TV
— Clinton: ‘Deplorables’ comment was “grossly generalistic”
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/33063799/clinton-deplorables-comment-was-grossly-generalistic

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— D.C. speculators have Cheri Bustos running for Illinois governor in 2018 – Chuck Sweeny
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20160910/chuck-sweeny-dc-speculators-have-cheri-bustos-running-for-illinois-governor-in-2018

 

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION
— DuPage County Election Commission Encourages Early Registration
http://www.dupageco.org/Election/Election_Commission_News/2016/53459/

 

TOWNHALL
— Clinton: Yeah, I’m Sorry I Said That Half Of Trump Supporters Were Deplorable…Sort Of – Matt Vespa
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2016/09/10/clinton-yeah-im-sorry-i-said-that-half-of-trump-supporters-were-deplorablesort-of-n2216111

 

GOPUSA
— Never forget 9/11…and who did it and why
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=14714
— Liberal tolerance runs out when the homeless get too close
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=14619
— Lindsey Graham: It makes me want to move to Canada
http://www.gopusa.com/lindsey-graham-it-makes-me-want-to-move-to-canada/

 

THE BLAZE
— Trump: The U.S. Will Become ‘Another Venezuela’ if Clinton Wins in November – Tre Goins-Phillips
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/09/09/trump-the-u-s-will-become-another-venezuela-if-clinton-wins-in-november/

 

REUTERS
— Pence says Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” comment disrespectful  “Hillary Clinton’s low opinion of the people that support this campaign should be denounced in the strongest possible terms,” says Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence, after Hillary Clinton made comments about Trump’s supporters.
http://www.reuters.com/video/2016/09/10/pence-says-clintons-basket-of-deplorable?videoId=369811998

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Federal employee David Hall, 42, willing to get fired rather than watch LGBT diversity video: ‘This is something I want to fight and expose’ – Laura Bult (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, I support Hall.  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will use Hall to paint me as being a religious/conservative/Republican hypocrite because I attended many such training sessions while I worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO 1980-1997 that were anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican.  In my defense, I spoke out against political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.  In 1988, when I was 40 years old, I became the only active member in GAO’s Chicago office in a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.  After the Democrats who ran GAO in 1997 succeeded in forcing me to retire when I was 49 years old, I filed a lawsuit against GAO. SEE:
http://gopillinois.com/diersen-v-gao-fifth-amended-complaint/)
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/federal-employee-refuses-watch-mandatory-lgbt-diversity-video-article-1.2786849
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A federal employee would rather lose his job at an Illinois Social Security Administration office than view a mandatory workplace diversity video about LGBT inclusion. David Hall, 42, told the News-Gazette that the prejudiced protest over the video is because “I don’t believe God wants me to do that.” Hall said that SSA employees nationwide received an email in late April informing them that watching the 17-minute LGBT diversity video was a requirement and that supervisors would have to certify that everyone had seen it. Hall stubbornly refused, citing his religious opposition to homosexuality. “They wanted me to certify that I had completed the training,” Hall told WCIA. “I’m not going to certify sin.” Hall’s supervisor gave him two direct orders to watch the diversity video, once on June 2 and again on June 24, but he held his ground. Because of his refusal, Hall was suspended without pay from Aug. 15-16 and now is prepared to lose his job for his senseless stand. Hall has hired an attorney and requested a religious accommodation to opt-out of watching the video, but has been denied. “This is something I want to fight and expose,” Hall said, “to give other Christians the courage of their convictions. I can’t tell you how many I’ve worked with that have told me, ‘Dave, we agree with you 100 percent. I wish I had the courage to do that.’ But they’re scared. … Their fears are being realized through me.”” Hall said. In a statement provided to the News-Gazette, communications director for the SSA’s Chicago region, Doug Nguyen, said that the mandatory diversity video was “in support of an inclusive work environment, as well as exemplary customer service.” Hall hired Jason Craddock, a private Chicago attorney who represented a Bed and Breakfast owner who turned down a same-sex couple’s request to hold a civil-union ceremony at their site in 2011. An administrative law judge ordered the owners pay $30,000 in damages to the couple and $50,00 to their attorneys for violating the Illinois Human Rights Act.)

 

TIMES NEWS
— Losing our job mobility – John Hood
http://www.thetimesnews.com/opinion/20160910/column-losing-our-job-mobility

 

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Dismayed ‘Values’ Voters, Fearful of Clinton, Learn to Live With Trump  The Supreme Court has become a powerful unifying force for a nominee many Christian conservatives distrust.”
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-09-10/dismayed-values-voters-fearful-of-clinton-learn-to-live-with-trump

 

BUZZFEED
— Mike Pence Once Called Putin’s Treatment Of Journalists “Deeply Troubling” “I would say that the rising tide of violence against journalists in Russia since the advent of the Presidency of Mr. Putin is deeply troubling and ought to be troubling to anyone who cherishes the notion of a free and independent press,” he said in 2007. – Christopher Massie and Andrew Kaczynski
https://www.buzzfeed.com/christophermassie/mike-pence-once-called-putins-treatment-of-journalists-deepl

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.