September 12 Evening Edition

— Falling public university enrollment shows effects of state budget impasse – Dawn Rhodes
— Illinois’ student exodus should drive a higher ed overhaul – Editorial
— Trump’s common sense call to repeal the debt ceiling once and for all – Eric Zorn


— Rauner, Rahm joining forces in seeking fulfillment through Amazon – Tina Sfondeles and Fran Spielman
— Head of Democratic county chairmen’s group urging Pritzker endorsement – Tina Sfondeles


— Burr Ridge resident Greg Hart appointed to DuPage County Board – Robert Sanchez
— DuPage County plans to eliminate another government entity: Highland Hills Sanitary District – Robert Sanchez
— State’s attorney: No charges against former Dundee Twp. road chief – Lauren Rohr


— Ted Cruz blames ‘staffing issue’ for porn video ‘liked’ on his Twitter account – CNN


— Illinois Lawmakers Join Effort To Have U.S. Supreme Court Ban Partisan Gerrymandering  (DIERSEN: In retrospect, with benefit of hindsight, in 2015, I should have filed a lawsuit to stop the gerrymandering of my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9.)


— Burr Ridge resident Greg Hart fills DuPage County Board vacancy
— Carol Stream Republican Roger Orozco announces bid for Conroy’s 46th District seat


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps at the University of Illinois to “connect DACA students with legal help.”


— Chicago and its Hemorrhaging Population – Editorial  (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run Illinois focus on driving out of Illinois individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— Kudos to the IL Dem who saved Columbus Day in Illinois – Mark Glennon


— Ives calls Trust Act a litmus test on GOP support for Rauner  (DIERSEN: In Illinois, if you do not want Republicans to vote for you, you act against the Illinois Republican Party platform.)




— Leader Durkin slammed in right-wing robocall


— Trump Has Always Backed Amnesty, White House Says – Alex Pfeiffer


— ‘Gay’ journalist group backed by Fox News gives award to vicious homosexual activist – PETER LABARBERA
— Catholic leaders defend Trump after Pope challenges his pro-life views – Doug Mainwaring


— POLL: More than Half of Working-Class Believes Illegal Aliens Take American Jobs – JOHN BINDER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, employers talk and act like they prefer citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America.)
— 9/11/2017: Trump, Pence, Mattis, Sessions Fail to Name ‘Radical Islamic Terrorism’ – AARON KLEIN


— As U.S. debates Dreamers, Mexico puts out the welcome mat for them
— Southern Poverty Law Center demands correction from Fox News over ‘defamatory’ comments


— ‘He’s Not a General’: Rep. Luis Gutierrez Hits Back at ‘Mean’ John Kelly
— Study Shows 91 Percent of Trump News Coverage Negative
— The Cruelty of Barack Obama: The Ex-President Isn’t What He Says He Is on Immigration – William McGurn


— Google Bias Against Leading Conservative Websites—Including PJM—Is Real – PAULA BOLYARD


— Americans support a border wall more than the media wants to believe – SHARYL ATTKISSON  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries oppose a border wall? ANSWER: Those that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
— Employers, colleges rush to protect DACA – MEGAN R. WILSON (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, “employers, colleges” make it clear that they prefer foreign countries and their citizens over America and its citizens.)


— Supreme Court allows broad Trump refugee ban – Lawrence Hurley, Dan Levine


— Action to Protect Young Immigrants Already Stumbles in Congress – YAMICHE ALCINDORSE (DIERSEN: What has protected you? Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.  But civil service protections did no stop my a) Democrat GAO superiors from forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, not promoting me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forcing me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) my Democrat IRS superiors from not promoting me beyond GS-12, disallowing my education deductions in 1978, and disallowing my partial day per diem claims in 1974; c) my Democrat Post Office superiors from forcing me resign in 1969 and disallowing my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)


— More than a dozen states still refuse to release voter data – AP
— Middle-class income hit highest level on record in 2016, Census Bureau reports – Heather Long Sep


— Is a Graduate Degree Worth It? – Jason Kay  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the undergraduate and graduate 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. To keep their jobs and to get promoted, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government focused on getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)

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.