September 10 Morning Edition

— Got $250,000? VIP sit-down with Donald Trump could be yours, but expect protests – Marni Pyke
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s appearance in Bolingbrook this month could include some pushback. An online petition has surfaced that asks Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar to cancel the Sept. 19 fundraiser at the Bolingbrook Golf Club. The event, whose sponsors include Claar and former gubernatorial candidate and executive Ron Gidwitz, features a luncheon and VIP roundtable. Tickets, ranging from $1,000 for a person to $250,000 for a couple, are available, an official said. “There’s been a big response given the ticket price,” Claar said. He originally supported Republican primary hopeful Jeb Bush, but when the former Florida governor’s campaign imploded, Claar threw his backing behind Trump. While acknowledging some residents weren’t thrilled about Trump’s visit to Bolingbrook, “I’m personally very happy about it,” Claar said. “It’s great for us, it’s great for the club.” Trump faces Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 election. A donation of $250,000 per couple guarantees the designation of “event chair,” prime seating at the luncheon, a seat at the VIP roundtable and a photo op. Other ticket levels are $100,000, $25,000, $10,000, $2,700 and $1,000. The $1,000 option is for the luncheon only. An online petition by a group calling itself Suburban Families Against Hate is collecting signatures in opposition to the event, and some posts have referred to a potential protest. The fundraiser was originally set for Monday, Sept. 12.)
— Obama’s long parade of commutations – Jerry Marchese, Wayne
— DuPage board needs to lead on pensions – Michael Shehee, Lisle  (DIERSEN: Can you document the hours that you have worked?  Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I was a lowly, failed, clock-watching, worthless, overpaid government payroller who never made more than $120,427/year in today’s dollars.  But nevertheless, because I have kept all my timesheets, I can document every hour that I worked for GAO 1980-1997, for IRS 1971-1980, for Firestone Stores 1970-1972, for Chrysler in 1970, for University Plaza Dormitory 1969-1970, for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969, for John’s Sinclair, Thrall Car, and Flossmoor Country Club in 1966, and for S.S. Kresges 1964-1966.)


— Deloitte expands family leave: 16 paid weeks off, caregivers for parents eligible – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz  (DIERSEN: Taxpayers would be outraged if a government employer offered such benefits.




— Trump Courts Evangelicals at Voters Values Summit


— Trump: Clinton could shoot somebody and not be arrested  ‘She’s being so protected’ – CNN  (DIERSEN: Who do those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout “protect” in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? Operatives and dupes for my critics/opponents talk and act like they are “protected” by those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)


— State rep race growing bigger than us  State parties controlling our election – Editorial


— Onward Christian Voters – Monte Larrick


— Priebus: ‘Consequences’ May Come to Those Who Break GOP Pledge – Cathy Burke (DIERSEN: I have always supported those candidates who won Republican primaries and caucuses in Milton Township, in DuPage County, in Illinois, and in America.  I should write a book about Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who demonize me, who denigrate me, and who condemn me for doing that.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican National Committee head Reince Priebus says there may be “consequences” in the future for GOP presidential primary candidates who don’t stick with their pledge to support the party’s nominee. In an interview Friday night on Fox News’ “Hannity,” Priebus agreed that the refusal of four primary contenders to back Trump — Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Jeb Bush, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — was maddening.)


— Clinton says half of all Trump supporters belong in ‘ basket of deplorables’ (DIERSEN: Someone should ask Clinton what she will have her supporters do with Trump supporters if she wins. Stop them from getting an education?  Stop them from getting a job and getting promoted?  Get them fired if they already have a job?  Even worse things?  Clinton and her supporters 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.)


— Reince Priebus Touts Donald Trump’s Momentum: ‘It’s a Change Electorate’ – ALEX SWOYER


— Hillary Clinton Draws Abysmal Crowd at National Baptist Convention Keynote Speech – Cameron Cawthorne


— Republican plans to force vote on impeaching IRS chief – Naomi Jagoda


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who hate men hate Trump and hate Trump’s supporters.  Those who hate men support Clinton.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Giuliani for supporting Trump.
— Mike Pence Has G.O.P. Candidates’ Respect. Just to Be Safe, They Keep Him at a Distance. – ASHLEY PARKERS


— Donors in Most Industries (including lawyers/law firms, real estate, doctors/medical professionals, wall street, and movie/music) Back Hillary Clinton  Individuals in a vast majority of sectors support the Democrat over Trump – REBECCA BALLHAUS and BRODY MULLINS (DIERSEN: TRANSLATION: If you are a Republican, your chances for success in the aforesaid industries are not good.)


— From the South Side of Chicago to College  A new documentary chronicles the lives of two young black men as they leave high school and pursue higher education. – LOTTIE JOINER


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that Trump dims re-election hopes of House Republicans who reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform.

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.