September 18 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner: Return power to people
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/letters-illinois-needs-fairer-legislative-districts/
— Obama urges African Americans to vote for Hillary Clinton – AP  (DIERSEN: If someone urged Whites to vote for Trump, Obama would viciously demonize them as being a racist, viciously denigrate them as being a racist, and viciously condemn them as being a racist.  Ever increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they 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.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/obama-urges-african-americans-to-vote-for-hillary-clinton/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “John Birch Society jockeys for position in Age of Trump.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/john-birch-society-jockeys-for-position-in-age-of-trump/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump ‘birther’ press conference a crass infomercial.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-trump-birther-press-conference-a-crass-infomercial/
— Koschman cop says city waited too long, can’t punish him now – Tim Novak and Chris Fusco
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/koschman-cop-says-city-waited-too-long-cant-punish-him-now/
— Too soon for Emanuel to lecture blacks on parenting – Mary Mitchell
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/mitchell-too-soon-for-emanuel-to-lecture-blacks-on-parenting/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rolling Meadows’ mayor to replace Matt Murphy in Senate
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-tom-rooney-to-replace-matt-murphy-senate-20160917-story.html
— As Illinois’ coal country teeters on brink, next president may tip balance – John Keilman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-coal-bust-illinois-met-20160918-story.html
— ‘Dark’ former Dominick’s stores frustrate suburbs – Greg Trotter
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-vacant-dominicks-stores-0918-biz-20160916-story.html
— A request for your amendments to A Schoolchild’s Bill of Rights – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-plan-of-chicago-school-child-bill-of-rights-sidebar-edit-0918-jm-20160915-story.html
— A Schoolchild’s Bill of Rights – Editorial  (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasing, public schools focus on cranking out students who 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.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-school-children-bill-of-rights-plan-of-chicago-edit-0918-20160916-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-trump-birther-veterans-huppke-20160916-column.html
— FRONT PAGE: In 4 years, majority of children in Illinois will be minorities – Marwa Eltagouri  (DIERSEN: Because minorities overwhelmingly vote for Democrats, ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats make it clear that they are not only overjoyed about the demise of Whites, but that they can and that they will do everything that they can to drive Whites out of Illinois.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-illinois-minority-majority-child-population-met-20160916-story.html
— What binds a nation of immigrants together? – Jon Kass  (DIERSEN: Democrats focus on a) turning those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, b) turning minorities against Whites, c) turning women against men, d) turning younger people against older people, e) turning those who have less money against those who have more money, f) turning non-Protestants against Protestants, and g) turning etc. against etc.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-immigrant-america-john-kass-0918-20160916-column.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville’s Safety Town could be traffic court site under city proposal – David Sharos
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-safety-town-traffic-court-st-0918-20160916-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Top Kane County officials under investigation over law firm hiring  McMahon questions Lauzen, two others on deals with outside law firm – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160917/news/160918886/
— Candidate Tonia Khouri took homeowner exemption on rental properties – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160918/news/160918870/
— Mariano’s joins suburban pharmacies selling naloxone – Jamie Sotonoff  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, this encourages opioid use. SEE: “Unintended consequences” at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unintended_consequences.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160917/business/160918873/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Idea to house traffic court at Naperville’s Safety Town draws critics – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160917/news/160918883/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— How a journalist got wedged into a pro-Rauner film about Madigan – RICH MILLER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160917/ISSUE11/309179992/how-a-journalist-got-wedged-into-a-pro-rauner-film-about-madigan

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Policy Institute role not disclosed to some in making Madigan video – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20160917/bernard-schoenburg-policy-institute-role-not-disclosed-to-some-in-making-madigan-video
— Statehouse Insider: Are you ready for the Madigan movie? – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160917/statehouse-insider-are-you-ready-for-madigan-movie
— Lawmakers see positive signs in latest school funding reform panel – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160917/lawmakers-see-positive-signs-in-latest-school-funding-reform-panel

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McHenry County state’s attorney candidates weigh in on Veterans Court – JORDYN REILAND
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/09/16/mchenry-county-states-attorney-candidates-weigh-in-on-veterans-court/a6b8d28/

 

HERALD REVIEW
— Lottery lights way on Rauner’s merit pay proposal – DAN PETRELLA  (DIERSEN: Measuring job performance is extremely subjective.  My Democrat GAO superiors in the federal government used that subjectivity to favor their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger, that is, they used that subjectivity to discriminate against their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or older.  My superiors in the federal government were always under pressure from Democrat politicians to favor their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger.  Charles Bowsher, who ran GAO 1981-1996, would say that his pay-for-performance system helped him get rid of the agency’s employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/lottery-lights-way-on-rauner-s-merit-pay-proposal/article_17f6db23-423b-59e9-909f-bc194b428831.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But AFSCME spokesman Anders Lindall said that characterization misrepresents much of the work that state employees do. While performance might be easily measurable for some workers, such as “an exceedingly small number of employees” at the Lottery, that’s not the case across the board, Lindall said. “How would one fairly and accurately quantify the performance of a child protection investigator or a nurse assistant in a veterans home or a caregiver for someone with disabilities?” he said. “We’re skeptical that can be done.” Another problem is that the Rauner administration has failed to provide the union with adequate information about its pay proposals, Lindall said, which is one of the reasons the administrative law judge gave for recommending that contract talks resume. Lindall also noted that the Lottery program offers bonuses on top of any contractually guaranteed raises, whereas the administration’s proposals at the bargaining table have called for a wage freeze to accompany merit pay programs. “We think that if there is money to raise wages, then that should be distributed fairly across the whole workforce,” he said.)

 

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Rauner Celebrates Military Families At Executive Mansion
http://newschannel20.com/news/local/governor-rauner-celebrates-military-families-at-executive-mansion

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Barickman becomes GOP Senate whip – Lee Provost
http://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/barickman-becomes-gop-senate-whip/article_6175ac79-8e65-5819-a263-fb481eef5734.html

 

DUBUQUE TELEGRAPH HERALD
— Rauner: For Illinois citizens, it’s fairness denied
http://www.thonline.com/news/opinion/article_29935e37-0448-558e-b244-70b943eafe59.html

 

TINLEY PARK PATCH
— Racist Guy Really Mad About Getting Wrong Steak ‘n Shake Food: Cops  The racist guy’s wife was really mad too, police said. – Joseph Hosey (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, Democrats will paint this “racist” guy and his wife as being typical Republicans.)
http://patch.com/illinois/tinleypark/racist-guy-really-mad-getting-wrong-steak-n-shake-food-cops

 

DAILY CALLER
— Leading Black Conservative Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson: Democrats Cry ‘Racism’ To Keep Black Americans ‘Brainwashed’ – GINNI THOMAS
http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/17/leading-black-conservative-dems-cry-racism-to-keep-black-americans-brainwashed-video/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— MORE ANTI-COP VIOLENCE … IN CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE  Gunman, bystander killed, 2 officers, 3 others wounded
http://www.wnd.com/2016/09/2-cops-shot-suspect-bystander-killed-in-philly-rampage/

 

NEWSMAX
— California Forces Retirement Plan After Pension Failures – Michael Reagan  (DIERSEN: Of all the salary that the federal government paid me 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, I paid 7% into the Civil Service Retirement System.)
http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelReagan/pension-california-brown/2016/09/18/id/748837/

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Evanston Township High School Class of 1966’ 50th Reunion: You CAN Go Home Again – Miles J. Zaremski (DIERSEN: Crete-Monee High School Class of 1966 held its outstanding 50th reunion yesterday evening at the Lincolnshire Country Club in Crete.  Of the 200 graduates, 100 responded to the event questionnaire, 67 attended one or more of three weekend events, and 31 spouses/guests attended one or more of the events.  Sadly, 48 of the 200 have passed away.  I was one of the few who had attended all three of the previous reunions – the 25th in Beecher, the 20th in Matteson, and the 10th in Homewood.  One of my classmates, Dennis Peters from Morris, ran for state representative in 1998.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/miles-j-zaremski/eths-class-of-1966-50th-r_b_11977976.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Not so for the 50th high school reunion of the Class of 1966 from Evanston Township High School (ETHS) in Evanston, Illinois held the weekend of September 9-10, 2016. This writer happens to be one of those graduates. This reunion for a class of a little over 900 graduates drew nearly a third, or about 300 attendees, to the main affair on Saturday night the 10th. It was quite a high-water mark, though preceded that day by a tour of the high school followed by a luncheon. The night before was an informal get-together at a locally, well-known restaurant that well outdrew the anticipated attendance.)

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Gold Star Dad Khizr Khan Wants to Defeat Donald Trump.”
http://www.nbcnews.com/card/gold-star-dad-khizr-khan-wants-defeat-donald-trump-n649961

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Would You Hide a Jew From the Nazis? – Nicholas Kristof  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs run America.  Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs paint Republicans as being Nazis.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/opinion/sunday/would-you-hide-a-jew-from-the-nazis.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump’s Anything-Goes Campaign Sets an Alarming Political Precedent.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/us/politics/donald-trump-presidential-race.html
— Why College Rankings Are a Joke – Frank Bruni  (DIERSEN: Do you have a degree from an Ivy League university?  I do not.  What do you say to those who look down their nose at those like me who do not have a degree from an Ivy League university?  I should write a book about those who look down their nose at those like me who do not have a degree from an Ivy League university.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/opinion/sunday/why-college-rankings-are-a-joke.html
— The Fight Working Moms Won – BRYCE COVERT  (DIERSDEN: Are/were you a working mom?  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always viciously demonized me, viciously denigrated me, and viciously condemned as being a vicious enemy of working moms.  They have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a working mom in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a working mom could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a working mom in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted working moms in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a working mom in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a working mom in 1986, and g) that GAO should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a working mom could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/opinion/campaign-stops/the-fight-working-moms-won.html
— Can You Have a Good Life if You Don’t Have a Good Job? – MICHAEL LIND  (DIERSEN: Is the job that you have “good?”  Were the jobs that you had in the past “good?”  Notwithstanding the fact that my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized, denigrated, and condemned the jobs that I have had as being “bad,” they nevertheless hint/imply/argue/shout that Democrats, minorities, women, younger people, and veterans should have been given those jobs.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/opinion/sunday/can-you-have-a-good-life-if-you-dont-have-a-good-job.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURES: A Chicago Shooting Survivor, but in Need of a Miracle – MITCH SMITHSE
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/us/chicago-shooting-survivor-needs-miracle.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s language is affecting political discourse bigly.”
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-language-20160912-snap-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats run America.  Nevertheless, Democrats blame Republicans for “Democratic and Republican voters are further apart than they’ve been in a generation.”
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-party-coalitions-20160913-snap-story.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Almost half of America could become the new permanent underclass – Maureen Callahan
http://nypost.com/2016/09/17/almost-half-of-america-could-become-the-new-permanent-underclass/
— This is why you should delay your retirement – John Aidan Byrne
http://nypost.com/2016/09/17/this-is-why-you-should-delay-your-retirement/

 

THE NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Hillary’s lead over Trump unaffected by health rumors.”
http://nation.com.pk/national/18-Sep-2016/hillary-s-lead-over-trump-unaffected-by-health-rumours

 

LOS ANGELES WEEKLY
— On Eve of Emmys, Hollywood Dishes on Its Diversity Problem – JASON MCGAHAN
http://www.laweekly.com/news/on-eve-of-emmys-hollywood-dishes-on-its-diversity-problem-7393232

 

FED SMITH
— Push Continues in Congress to Allow Federal Employees to Use Ride Sharing Services – Ian Smith
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/09/18/push-continues-in-congress-to-allow-federal-employees-to-use-ride-sharing-services/

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.

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