September 19 Morning Edition

— Kirk ad accuses Duckworth of being ‘terrible public servant’ – Rick Pearson
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the new 30-second Kirk attack ad, the two plaintiffs, Christine Butler and Denise Goins, who work at the Anna Veterans’ Home, try to make their case to the public while an announcer accused Duckworth of “covering up the abuse” of veterans. “She said to me point-blank, ‘Keep your mouth shut and you won’t be fired,’” Goins says of Duckworth in the ad. Butler says Duckworth “was trying to protect Gov. Blagojevich” and “put her personal aspirations ahead of the veterans’ care.”)
— Obama says sexism could lead voters to back Trump over Clinton – Greg Jaffe  (DIERSEN: If Clinton wins, will Obama help Clinton get rid if all the men in America who did not vote for Clinton?)
— Clinton condemns what she calls ‘apparent terrorist attacks’
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that 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 want Muslim women to wear hijabs.
— What have you done? – Andrew Griffiths  (DIERSEN: What have you done?  I have sent out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails free of charge and without any advertising since 2000.  They have gone out each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening since 2015.  Since 2004, they have included links to almost 245,200 articles and information on many upcoming events.)
— Ivanka gets schooled: You can’t out-Left the Left – Heather Wilhelm
— Jeffery Leef: The candidate vs. the machine, a Chicago story – Editorial


—  Trump is winning fat deniers’ votes – Laura Washington  (DIERSEN: How much time do you spend exercising?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want me to spend more time exercising and less time putting out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I want my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes to spend less time working against the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)


— Kirk launches ad highlighting Duckworth VA lawsuit – Kerry Lester
— Rauner meets with bomb technicians, says no imminent threat here – Mike Riopell


— Pony up: Each Illinois taxpayer owes $45,000 in state debt – GREG HINZ
— The futures industry’s surprisingly good record of promoting women. Exhibit A: CME Group’s Kim Taylor. – LYNNE MAREK  (DIERSEN: Have you gotten a promotion that should have been given to a woman?  My critic/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted women in 1972, 1973, and 1974, b) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a woman in 1986, and c) that GAO should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a woman could have my job and my preferred corner office.)


— Elizabeth Warren: Donald Trump Is a ‘Nasty Little Bully’  Warren said he’s a man with a ‘dark and ugly soul’  (DIERSEN: If Clinton wins, will Warren help Clinton get rid of Trump and his supporters?)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trumps and Trump’s supporters.  Anti-Trumps 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.


— So, how do you like video gambling now? – Anita Bedell, Executive Director, Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Video gambling has spread rapidly in just four years, with nearly 24,000 gambling machines now operating in more than 5,500 establishments. Rockford-area residents are losing more than $2 million a month in video gambling machines. Winnebago County ranks third in the state for the number of video gambling machines with 1,050 — more machines than five of Illinois’ casinos. The amount of money lost in the machines is staggering. Rockford ranks second in the state with losses of $77.5 million, and Loves Park is fourth with losses of $41 million. The total amount lost in video gambling machines in all of Winnebago County is almost $175 million. While municipalities get a nickel of every dollar lost in gambling machines, up to 60 percent of the money leaves the community. While legislators said they wanted to legalize the gambling machines that were already operating in many bars, clubs and restaurants, local officials issued many new liquor licenses, which qualified for video gambling. Video gambling parlors have expanded quickly throughout the state, and these neighborhood casinos have some of the largest monthly gambling losses. Located in strip malls near residential areas and grocery stores, these video gambling parlors are named after and target women. Coffee, soft drinks and snacks are free at some parlors, and coupons for free play abound. Video gambling machines are operating in bowling alleys, golf courses, laundromats, grocery stores, gas station convenience stores, wine and package liquor stores, a tobacco store, television repair shop, flower shop, pool supply shop, indoor amusement park and family fun center. A study of frequent video gambling players showed that the risk of frequent players reporting symptoms of problem and pathological gambling was elevated if they gambled weekly, spent $50 or more per session or played for more than an hour per session. The study, published in the Journal of Gambling Studies, found that video gambling was the most harmful form of gambling in Canada. People will gamble at casinos closest to home. Local residents who are “regulars” can gamble several times a day at one or more neighborhood casinos. When people gamble away all of their money, they borrow, steal and embezzle to keep gambling. It takes time for the problems of gambling to develop and come to light — addiction, lost work time, bankruptcy, child neglect, domestic violence, crime, embezzlement and suicide. One dad left his 3-year old son in the car while he gambled in a bar near a busy intersection at 11 p.m. He allegedly went inside to order food and played video gambling while he waited. A Tazewell County grand jury indicted a former employee of a residential facility accused of taking money from a disabled person to gamble. She also took two residents to a video gambling parlor. Burglaries of video gambling machines and ATM machines have occurred throughout the state, and video gambling establishments have been cited for underage alcohol sales. These are just a few of the crimes that have been documented during the past four years. Three casino companies have bought all or part ownership in video gambling companies that supply machines to local establishments. Why? Video gambling has fewer regulations, less oversight, lower taxes and operating costs and is an easier way to expand. Rockford Urban Ministries has invited me to speak at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Rockford at 7 p.m. Thursday. Come and learn more.)


— Rauner eliminates IDOT job position tied to patronage hiring – AP  (DIERSEN: Were you a patronage hire?  I was not. 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.)
— Rauner’s gift to Illinois is a jobs letdown – David Roeder
— Hundreds still tackle challenge of starting a small business – David Blanchette  (DIERSEN: Have you started a small business?  If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would shout that instead of starting a small business, I worked for others 1964-1997.)


— Pain pill industry gives $5.15 million to Illinois politicians – JOSEPH BUSTOS AND CASEY BISCHEL


— Clinton condemns ‘apparent terrorist attacks’
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate has split with her over Clinton’s description of some Donald Trump supporters as “irredeemable.”  Tim Kaine said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that irredeemable “is not a word I would use.” But he suggested that it’s not likely the Democrats would be able to change the minds of hardcore Trump supporters on such issues as where President Barack Obama was born. Kaine says Clinton was right to call out “dark emotions.” Clinton earlier this month said she considers “half” of Trump’s supporters to be “deplorables” who are “irredeemable.” She later apologized for saying “half” and acknowledged that many of his supporters are hardworking, but disillusioned.)


— Republican hopeful Tucker seeks end to Illinois’ shrinking population – Hoang Tran
— GOP candidate Gott is endorsed by Illinois Family-Pac – Marian Johns


— McGuire cites ‘severe, historical’ fiscal crisis for taxpayers backing public servants


— Blumenthal slams university bonuses amid rising tuition, falling enrollment


— Khouri seeks to fulfill ‘American dream’ with poverty-relief efforts


— Daily Herald closing more bureaus




— State not investigating Auditor General Mautino, despite what many believe


— Immigrant voter surge fails to drum up revenge against Trump  Citizenship drive falls short of 1 million goal – Stephen Dinan


— It’s the Marxism, Not the Birtherism – Cliff Kincaid
— GOP a no-show while refugees pour in  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, RINOs side with Democrats against Republicans, that is, ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps side with anti-Americans against Americans.)


— Christian U.S. government worker willing to lose job for refusing to watch video on homosexuality – Andre Mitchell


— Emmys Recap: Donald Trump the Night’s Biggest Star – DANIEL NUSSBAUM


— Democrats Are Losing Control of Black Americans – Patricia L. Dickson


— Kasich Camp Takes Swing At Reince Priebus – Juliegrace Brufke


— Manhattan Bombs Were Filled With Shrapnel, Designed for Maximum Casualties
— Peter King: Full Investigation Needed to Disprove Terrorism in NYC Bombing – Cathy Burke


— Kasich Torches His Political Future with Anti-Trump Stand  RNC boss declares any candidate who doesn’t support the nominee is damaged goods in 2020 – Jim Stinson


— How the feminist rule on campus hurts men – TONI AIRAKSINEN


— Anti-Trumps say “Republican friendships shatter over Trump.”
— Kasich team: He will not be ‘bullied’ by Priebus – Evelyn Rupert  (DIERSEN: Who wants to bully you?  The following want to bully me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those 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.)


— Kasich camp bashes Priebus, warns of national GOP ‘wipeout’  They are at odds over the Ohio governor’s continued refusal to endorse Trump. – Kyle Cheney
— Trump shatters GOP records with small donors  ‘He’s the Republican Obama,’ one operative says as Trump monetizes his Republican supporters. – Shane Goldmacher


— Profiteering and Perpetuating Human Misery at Taxpayer Expense: The Worst Form of Corporations Co-Opting Government – Rep. Jared Polis


— Polling: Trump has 40 percent chance of becoming president


— Trump gets skewered, Clinton finds support at TV’s Emmy awards – Piya Sinha-Roy


— Kasich strategist John Weaver rips into Reince Priebus over Trump – ERICA BROWN
— GAO: What Social Security isn’t telling you – AIMEE PICCHI


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “White Voters Keep Trump’s Hopes Alive in Must-Win Florida.”  Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites as being racists.
— Why Do People Who Need Help From the Government Hate It So Much? – JASON DePARLE
— TRAGIC: Following Its Country Music, Nashville May Loosen Up on Marijuana – RICHARD FAUSSET


— Voters on both sides increasingly see a Trump win as a possibility — and that may get more people to vote – David Lauter


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps acknowledge that “Trump has the momentum” but say “his prospects for 270 electoral votes are still dim.”
— 7 of 10 Americans plan to work in retirement – Rodney Brooks


— Illinois State Pension Board Stops Trying to Beat the Market  Switch to funds that track market is a win for Vanguard Group, Northern Trust; among the losers: T. Rowe Price, Fidelity – TIMOTHY W. MARTIN
— So, You Think You Know the Gambling Business?  The odds are that you don’t know as much as you think. Take our quiz and find out – Alexandra Berzon


— Opioid industry spends big on political campaigns – Mike Reicher


— Chicago Is Responsible for Almost Half of the Increase in U.S. Homicides – Josh Sanburn


— Most Support Government-Paid Maternity Leave, But For How Long?  (DIERSEN: Did your mother have paid maternity leave? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that my father made enough money a) that my mother could stay home and raise me and my brother and b) that I could attend Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod.)

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.