September 17 Morning Edition

— OUTSTANDING: Chicago ‘Back the Blue’ rally in Jefferson Park draws hundreds of supporters – Liz Nagy
— Mexican Independence Day celebration causes overnight traffic gridlock in Loop – Jessica D’Onofrio

— OUTSTANDING: ‘Back the Blue’ Rally Takes Place on Chicago’s North Side

— Democrats, Republicans On House Committee Investigating Madigan Send Competing Letters To Feds On Limits For Hearings

— Big Ten battlegrounds: With football reversal, will Trump score with Midwest voters? – AP
— If the little things get to you, then you’re probably a voter – JOHN KASS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans adopt ‘herd mentality’ to Trump’s dangerous rigged-election rhetoric by staying silent.”

— After Dems try to oust Smollett judge, Cook County judges forego long-established group donation to party In a rare display of political independence at election time, judges voted 42-13 against donating to the party’s get-out-the-vote efforts as they typically would. – Mark Brown

— Endorsement: McLaughlin for state House Dist. 52
— Endorsement: Weber for Illinois House Dist. 64
— League of Women Voters announces candidate forums
— Tommy Hanson: Candidate profile

— The Government Is Protecting Renters, But Who Is Looking Out For The Landlords? Experts say new rules like eviction moratoriums could lead to a surge in foreclosures down the road. – Michael Puente

— Vote against retaining Kilbride – Ray LaHood

— Will County officials talk potential of undertaking ‘disparity study’ Study could broadly assess procedures on hiring, contracts, more – ALEX ORTIZ (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)

— Illinois and Cook County still ain’t ready for reform. Neither is Chicago – Dennis Byrne

— Chairman Welch sends own letter to US Attorney Lausch, claims Republicans want to use the investigative committee “as a political stunt”
— Gash calls local GOP claim “baseless, wacky and unhinged”

— Biden can’t count on Catholic vote as traditionalists swing to Trump – Valerie Richardson

— Why Trump’s silent majority isn’t speaking up – Hugo Gurdon

— 300 And Counting: Push By Feds To Arrest Rioters In US Protests
— ‘I’m Not Leaving’ The Job, Detroit Police Chief James Craig Says (DIERSEN: I can always ask myself, what would have happened in 1997, when I was 49 years old, if I had not succumbed to my Democrat GAO superiors

— Enter at Your Own Risk: Bill de Blasio’s America Americans are getting a taste of the anti-police rhetoric New Yorkers have suffered for years, and they’re not on board. – Jessica Anderson

— Amnesty Groups Demand Bailout for Cities, States that Rely on Illegal Migrants – NEIL MUNRO

— Wealthy DC Suburb Refused To Hold Over 900 Criminal Illegal Aliens For ICE – JAKE DIMA

— Nasty Media Support Renders Biden Undeserving of a Win – Conrad Black

— Democrat Congressman Sean Casten Slams Trump Supporters as “Racist” and “Loony” – PETER HASSON

— Facebook Attaches an Asterisk to Free Speech – Tony Perkins

— The new Iron Curtain: Colleges use legal innovations to punish dissent and purge academic heretics – STEPHEN BASKERVILLE

— Trump On Possible Election Night Rioting: “We Will Put It Down Very, Very Quickly” – Ian Schwartz

— More Than 349,000 Dead Registrants Remain on Voter Rolls, Report Finds – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV

— Stop Expecting Life to Go Back to Normal Next Year Americans will need to take pandemic precautions well into 2021 — yes, even after a vaccine arrives. – Aaron E. Carroll

— Over 400 Michigan overseas ballots printed with wrong Trump running mate – Tamar Lapin

— ‘There’s not a comparable year’: Homicides are up 52% in Chicago amid COVID-19, with majority involving people of color – Grace Hauck

— Democrat Madness Political insanity can be defined as refusing to admit the reality of destructive violence. – Daniel Henninger
— Homicide Stats Show ‘Minneapolis Effect’ In cities across the U.S., the shooting started when antipolice protests led officers to pull back. – Paul Cassell

— Barr Says ‘Black Lives Matter’ Doesn’t Care About Black Lives Attorney general says movement just wants political ‘props’ ‘Small number of Blacks were killed by police,’ Barr says – Chris Strohm

— Federal Reserve Says It Will Keep Interest Rates Near Zero Until 2023 – Sergei Klebnikov (DIERSEN: This helps borrowers and harms retirees.)

LAW 360
— Microsoft Cuts $3M Deal To End Feds’ Hiring Probe (DIERSEN: In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. Firestone Stores fired me because I had sought and accepted that offer. The aforesaid directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS.)

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.