September 14 Morning Edition

— DuPage County Board Member Grant Eckhoff held an outstanding fundraiser Thursday evening, September 13, 2018, at Choun’s Restaurant in Wheaton. Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti spoke very highly of him. The 50+ attendees included Anderson, Berlin, Bucholz, Carlson, Cherry, Colgan, Crane, Dangelo, Falbo, Grant, Gresk, Hinds, Hogan, Jorgensen, Kachiroubas, LeVan, Lollino, McCluskey, Monino, McGowen, Olson, Puchalski, Rash, Tornatore, and Wilson. Event sponsors included Cronin, Dabrowski, Demos, DeMotte, Hogan, Puchalski, Tanatore, and Zay. – Dave Diersen


— Illinois State Senator Mike Connelly held an outstanding fundraiser Thursday evening, September 13, 2018, at Emmett’s Restaurant in Wheaton. The 50+ attendees included Anderson, Carlson, Colgan, Dangelo, Fisher, Fitch, Grant, Healy, LeVan, Lollino, Marquardt, McCluskey, Monino, McGowen, Sanguinetti, and Wilson. – Dave Diersen


— JB Pritzker, Kwame Raoul lead in new, state-wide Illinois Broadcasters Association poll
— Rauner slams Pritzker in speech – Sarah Schulte
— Willie Nelson attacked by fans online over upcoming Democratic candidate rally appearance in Texas (DIERSEN: If you do anything to help elect a Democrat, you should be barred a) from claiming to be a Republican, b) from seeking any kind of government or political office as a Republican, and c) from holding any kind of government or political office as a Republican.)


— JB Pritzker Holds Double-Digit Lead Over Bruce Rauner in New Poll – Mary Ann Ahern


— Comparing Pritzker, Rauner Attack Ads: Who’s Telling The Truth? – Derrick Blakley


— Licensed gun owner aids Cicero cops in shootout with suspect; 1 officer injured
— Humbled Illinois Governor Rauner admits errors, pleads for 2nd term – AP


— Rauner: Pritzker ‘lacking in the integrity and character’ to be Illinois governor – TAHMAN BRADLEY


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— Erika Harold Addresses Kwame Raoul’s Ad On Her Said Beliefs – CRAIG DELLIMORE


— GOP pulls support for Downstate lawmaker Jerry Lee Long of Streator over ‘zero tolerance policy on harassment’ but doesn’t elaborate – Mike Riopell
— In mea culpa to voters, Rauner pleads for second term by saying he’s not perfect but has grown – Rick Pearson
— Pritzker can skip debates, but he still must answer for his tax ‘plan’ – Eric Zorn
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Chicago’s Puerto Rican community rebukes Trump over false claims about Hurricane Maria death toll: “His comments … are ludicrous.”
— Obama mocks Republicans at rally – Felicia Sonmez
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
— Willie Nelson is playing his first-ever political concert for Beto O’Rourke. Some fans are abandoning him. – Timothy Bella (DIERSEN: If you do anything to help elect a Democrat, you should be barred a) from claiming to be a Republican, b) from seeking any kind of government or political office as a Republican, and c) from holding any kind of government or political office as a Republican.)


— Chicago pension fiasco: $54M lost on deal with Daley nephew, ex-Obama boss – Tim Novak
— Trump says Democrats inflated Puerto Rico death toll – AP
— Madigan gives deposition — accuser says ‘he pretty much played the denial game’ – Tina Sfondeles
— Work alone will never be enough to end poverty in America – Mona Charen
— George Ryan returns from Cuba, insists embargo must go – Michael Sneed (DIERSEN: Of course, anti-Americans support George Ryan.)


— Underwood uses League forum to attack Hultgren on tax plan – James Fuller
— Lauzen again demands accounting for costs of prosecuting Van Dyke – James Fuller
— 55th District hopefuls tout bipartisan appeal – Eric Peterson (DIERSEN: For a politician to be bipartisan is to flush the members of his/her political party down the toilet.)
— No Metra fare hike, but service cuts loom without state aid – Marni Pyke


— Humbled Illinois governor admits errors, pleads for 2nd term – AP
— U.S. appeals court upholds Illinois campaign finance limits – AP


— House GOP asks Rep. Long to step down after harassment allegations Long says he’s ‘not a puppet of any party’ – Derek Barichello


— Humbled Illinois governor admits errors, pleads for 2nd term – AP


— Humbled Illinois governor admits errors – AP


— New poll shows Pritzker nearly 17 points ahead of Rauner – Jim Roberts


— Rauner campaigns as ‘better governor’ for second term – AP


— Gov. Rauner reflects on time as governor, reveals plan for future – Andrew Feather


— Rauner campaigns for 2nd chance: “I’m a better governor now” – AP


— Gov. Rauner deploys troops to aid the east coast – DaLaun Dillard


— Rauner campaigns for 2nd chance: “I’m a better governor now” – AP


— State debt decreases for fourth straight week – Glenn Minnis


— Is this the most toxic tax in Illinois politics? – Austin Berg


— New poll: Pritzker up by 17, Raoul leads by 11


— Revolving Door: Dozens of Clinton Staffers Hired by Google — and Vice-Versa – Charline Nash
— Dalai Lama: ‘Europe Belongs to Europeans’, Refugees Should Return and Rebuild Homelands – Virginia Hale (DIERSEN: One could say “America belongs to Americans, illegals should return to their homelands and rebuild them.”)


— CONSERVATIVE LAUNCHES NEW SOCIAL MEDIA, SEARCH SITE Stop being censored by Facebook, Google, Twitter


— New data: The border surge is increasing AGAIN – Daniel Horowitz (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps use citizens of foreign countries to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— Its New National Identity Crisis Makes The U.S. More Like The Middle East
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Instead of “Americanizing” the Middle East, he notes, that the U.S. has become increasingly “Middle Easternized.” The polarization of American society is so extreme that the Republican and Democratic parties resemble warring tribes that see each other as existential threats. A large number of Republicans seem to regard loyalty to the person of Donald Trump as more important than their commitment to any higher goals like the rule of law or preservation of democracy internationally. The Democratic Party, for its part, has shifted away from the broad class-based coalitions of the New Deal and Great Society to advocacy on behalf of its component identity groups: African-Americans, women, the LGBT community and the like.)


— Just wait. Trump will tell us how to judge his Hurricane Florence response. – Stephen Collinson (DIERSEN: Who tells people how to judge things in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers use Illinois to push pot nationwide.


— Facebook ‘Better Prepared’ to Fight Election Interference, Mark Zuckerberg Says – Sheera Frenkel and Mike Isaac
— U.S. Recovery Eludes Many Living Below Poverty Level, Census Suggests – Glenn Thrush
— The Real Google Censorship Scandal It’s not about right-wing Americans. It’s about China. – Kara Swisher


— ICE says it needs a $1 billion funding boost to meet Trump’s aggressive deportation goals – Maria Sacchetti


— Feinstein asks FBI to review letter involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh – JENNIFER HABERKORN (DIERSEN: The higher the office that you seek, the harder that your critics/opponents will work to destroy you.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The existence of the letter was first reported by the Intercept, an online news publication. It said the letter apparently describes an incident involving Kavanaugh and a young woman while they were in high school, but included no details.)


— Poll: Democrats’ Positive Image Fades as Americans Sour on Both Parties


— Google pushes back on age-bias lawsuit, saying ‘Googleyness’ isn’t code for ‘young’ – Luke Stangel (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, in America, White men are written off as being losers who should be gotten rid of unless they are earning say a) $100,000/year by age 25, b) $200,000/year by age 30, c) $300,000/year by age 35, d) $400,000/year by age 40, e) $500,000/year by age 45, f) $600,000/year by age 50, g) $700,000/year by age 55, h) $800,000/year by age 60, i) $900,000/year by age 65, j) $1,000,000/year by age 70.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn young men as being sexists. Ever-increasing, young men are coming to realize a) that Democrats give tremendous preference to young women and b) that Democrats dump young men who are not successful. For example, in the federal government, with its “up-or-out” policy, Democrats dump men (BUT NOT WOMEN) who do not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.

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.