September 21 Evening Edition

WLS AM
— Mark Kirk campaign site falsely calls senator ‘veteran’ of Iraq war – Jen DeSalvo
http://www.wlsam.com/2016/09/21/mark-kirk-campaign-site-falsely-calls-senator-veteran-of-iraq-war/

 

NBC5
— Rep. Luis Gutierrez Lampoons Donald Trump Jr. With Bag of Skittles  During a congressional committee hearing Wednesday, Gutierrez mocked Trump Jr.’s tweet that likened Syrian refugees to Skittles candies – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/luis-gutierrez-mocks-donald-trump-jr-with-bag-of-skittles-394341881.html

— Poll: Clinton Leads Trump Ahead of First Debate  In a four-way horse race, Clinton gets support from 43 percent of likely voters and Trump gets 37 percent
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Clinton-Leads-Trump-Ahead-of-First-Debate-394332351.html

CBS2

— City Hiring 1000+ New Cops Signals Political Reversal – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/09/21/city-hiring-1000-new-cops-signals-political-reversal/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “After pledging to make Gary great again, Trump left behind lawsuits, hard feelings.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-trump-gary-casino-deal-20160921-story.html
— Chicago getting 500 more cops, 200 new detectives – David Heinzmann
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-police-hiring-met-20160921-story.html
— As other cities dig up pipes made of toxic lead, Chicago resists – Michael Hawthorne and Peter Matuszak
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-lead-water-pipes-funding-20160921-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with 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.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-anthem-protest-jenkins-kaepernick-edit-0922-md-20160921-story.html
— State Senate Candidate Mel Thillens Receives Endorsements From Business Groups
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/community/chi-ugc-article-state-senate-candidate-mel-thillens-receives-2016-09-21-story.html
— IRS chief tells House panel he does not deserve impeachment
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-irs-chief-impeachment-hearing-20160921-story.html
— Presidential campaign ads are losing clout – Bloomberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-campaign-ads-comment-007c23be-8039-11e6-9578-558cc125c7ba-20160921-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Focus group on Trump, Clinton: ‘The public hates both’ – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sweet-focus-group-on-trump-clinton-the-public-hates-both/
— Emanuel says he’ll find the money to hire 970 cops, won’t say how – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/emanuel-says-hell-find-the-money-to-hire-970-cops-wont-say-how/
— Wheaton College employee charged with having child pornography – Jordan Owen
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/wheaton-college-employee-charged-with-having-child-pornography/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Wheaton College is disturbed to learn of these troubling charges, and will continue to cooperate fully with the investigating authorities,” Wheaton College President Philip Ryken said in the statement. “As a Christian community, Wheaton College fundamentally opposes the production and use of pornography, especially child pornography, which by its very nature exploits and victimizes the most vulnerable. Mr. Felker is on unpaid leave and his access to campus has been revoked,” Ryken said. Judge Richard Russo ordered Felker held on a $250,000 bond in court Wednesday. “The charges against Mr. Felker are absolutely disgusting and will be met with the full force of the law,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in the statement. “I would like to clarify that these charges are in no way connected with Mr. Felker’s association with Wheaton College. Authorities at the college have been extremely cooperative and helpful and for that I thank them,” Berlin said.)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Wheaton College employee charged with having child porn – Justin Kmitch
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160921/news/160929737/
— District 200 wants input on possible referendum – Jeff Schuler
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160921/news/160929780/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— After pledging to make Gary great again, Trump left a wake of lawsuits and hard feelings – AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160921/NEWS02/160929966/after-pledging-to-make-gary-great-again-trump-left-a-wake-of

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Ivanka Trump to Campaign for Father at Fundraising Event In Peoria – TANYA KOONCE & CASS HERRINGTON
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/ivanka-trump-campaign-father-fundraising-event-peoria#stream/0

 

STARK COUNTY NEWS
— Stark Co. GOP hosts Munger September 29 – Jim Nowlan
https://www.countyenews.com/?p=7411

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Area’s races no contest – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2016-09-21/kacich-areas-races-no-contest.html
— TRAGIC: Decatur council eases local punishment for pot – AP
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/state/2016-09-21/decatur-council-eases-local-punishment-pot.html

 

VANDALIA RADIO
— Rauner Says Term Limits Would Chase Lawmakers – Erica Foltz (DIERSEN: Constructively, the federal government has term limits for its non-veteran White male employees.  The federal government wastes their careers and gets rid of them if they do not make GS-13 ($92,632) by age 25, GS-14 ($109,463) by age 30, GS-15 ($128,759) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service ($160,300) by age 40.)
http://www.vandaliaradio.com/2016/09/21/rauner-says-term-limits-would-chase-lawmakers/

 

X95 RADIO
— RAUNER NEAR BOTTOM OF NATIONAL POLL ON GOVERNOR POPULARITY
http://www.x95radio.com/2016/09/21/rauner-near-bottom-of-national-poll-on-governor-popularity/

 

WSIL TV
— OUTSTANDING: Carbondale approves cap on video gambling machines – Anna Giles
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/33143770/carbondale-approves-cap-on-video-gambling-machines

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Poll: Most voters ‘frustrated,’ ‘disgusted’ with 2016 election – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/poll-most-voters-frustrated-disgusted-with-2016-election
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “National poll: Clinton leads Trump by 6 points” and “Poll conducted after Clinton rough patch.”
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national-poll-clinton-leads-trump-by-6-points
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Bono says Trump is “potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America” and that “this is really dangerous.”  From what I see, Bono fans are overwhelmingly 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?  If you display a Trump sign in your front yard, what will Bono fans do to you?
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/entertainment/bono-trump-potentially-the-worst-idea-that-ever-happened-to-america

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage heroin panel includes U.S. Attorney, county chairman, coroner, state’s attorney, FBI
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/09/21/dupage-heroin-panel-includes-u-s-attorney-county-chairman-coroner-states-attorney-fbi/agd8wss/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Former Chicago Schools chief Arne Duncan: DuPage taxpayers should pay more for Chicago schools (DIERSEN: How much real estate tax have you paid?  I have paid real estate taxes every year since 1972 (in University Park 1972-1984 and in Chicago 1974-1978) and my wife and I every year since 1978 in Wheaton, but we have never sent any children to any public grade schools or high schools. Our parents paid lots of real estate taxes for many decades, but I attended public schools only 4 years (Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966) and my wife never attended a public school.)
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511012225-former-chicago-schools-chief-dupage-taxpayers-should-pay-more-for-chicago-schools
— Khouri wants to fight for families through education and jobs
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511011112-khouri-wants-to-fight-for-families-through-education-and-jobs
— Holan adds up numbers for Illinois, urges reforms – Carol Ostrow
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511011260-holan-adds-up-numbers-for-illinois-urges-reforms
— Lewis: Expand workforce training, reform property taxes – Carol Ostrow
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511011277-lewis-expand-workforce-training-reform-property-taxes
— 5.2 percent of people in Villa Park receive food stamps.
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511011774-5-2-percent-of-people-in-villa-park-receive-food-stamps
— 1.4 percent of people in Bartlett receive food stamps.
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511011754-1-4-percent-of-people-in-bartlett-receive-food-stamps

 

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE COURIER
— COD confronts heroin abuse – Caroline Broderick
http://codcourier.org/4886/features/cod-confronts-heroin-abuse/

 

ANDY MARTIN
— Chicago news conference: Corruption fighter Andy Martin documents once again that Senator Mark Kirk is complete military fraud
http://contrariancommentary.blogspot.com/2016/09/chicago-news-conference-corruption.html
https://contrariancommentary.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/chicago-news-conference-corruption-fighter-andy-martin-documents-once-again-that-senator-mark-kirk-is-complete-military-fraud-demands-kirk-withdraw-as-candidate-reelection/
http://contrariancommentary.com/chicago-news-conference-corruption-fighter-andy-martin-documents-once-again-that-senator-mark-kirk-is-a-complete-military-fraud-demands-that-kirk-withdraw-as-a-candidate-for-reelection/

 

REBOOT ILLINOIS
— Andrzejewski acts to speed Frank Mautino investigation
http://rebootillinois.com/2016/09/20/the-case-against-the-committee-for-frank-mautino-at-the-illinois-state-board-of-elections/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS COUNTIES, CITIES SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO DISSOLVE TOWNSHIPS  Some steps have been taken to dissolve unnecessary units of governments, but taxpayers need an easier path to eliminate wasteful governmental bodies. – Mindy Ruckman
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-counties-cities-should-have-the-right-to-dissolve-townships/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DICIANNI PLACES HOPES ON IL 8TH CD BEING WINNABLE FOR REPUBLICANS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/09/dicianni-places-hopes-on-il-8th-cd-being-winnable-for-republicans.html
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? GOP WOMEN’S PAC BACKS MUNGER FOR COMPTROLLER
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/09/wheres-weyermuller-pro-womens-pac-supports-leslie-munger-for-comptroller.html
— HOWARD FOSTER: THE HIGH PRICE OF SILENCE  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty.  Are you silent?  I am not.  Since 2000, I have sent out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails free of charge and without any advertising. Since 2004, those emails have gone out each and every morning; since 2015, they have gone out each and every evening too; and they have included links to more than 245,400 articles and information on many upcoming events. There is a high price to pay for NOT being silent.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes spin against me everything in those emails that they can just like they spun against me everything that I said and did as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, 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, an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, a GAO employee 1980-1997, an IRS employee 1971-1980, etc.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/09/foster-the-high-price-of-silence.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Karmeier files dissent in remap rehearing denial
http://capitolfax.com/2016/09/21/karmeier-files-dissent-in-remap-rehearing-denial/

 

GOPUSA
— Rahm Emanuel decides more cops are the answer to Chicago’s violence
http://www.gopusa.com/rahm-emanuel-decides-more-cops-are-the-answer-to-chicagos-violence/
— What’s the Point of Having a Majority the GOP Doesn’t Use?
http://www.gopusa.com/whats-the-point-of-having-a-majority-the-gop-doesnt-use/
— George Soros claims he will invest $500M to assist refugees  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, Soros, his operatives, and his dupes shout at refugees that Republicans have caused all their problems, are causing all their problems, and will forever cause all their problems.)
http://www.gopusa.com/george-soros-claims-he-will-invest-500m-to-assist-refugees/

 

WESTERN JOURNALISM
— Farrakhan Attacks Obama’s Legacy: You Chose Gays, Jews Over Black Community “… it’s in the streets …” – Johnathan Jones
http://www.westernjournalism.com/farrakhan-attacks-obamas-legacy-you-chose-gays-jews-over-black-community/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Checks And Balances On The Executive Require That The IRS Chief Be Impeached – Adam Brandon
http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/21/checks-and-balances-on-the-executive-require-that-the-irs-chief-be-impeached/

 

CNS NEWS
— Peter LaBarbera: Science Shows Homosexual Behavior ‘Is as Bad as God Says It Was’ – Michael W. Chapman
http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/peter-labarbera-science-shows-homosexual-behavior-bad-god-says-it-was

 

NEWSWEEK
— Cruz Still Won’t Endorse Trump, Says Focus Is Defeating Clinton – Joe Crowe
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/cruz-trump-focus-defeat/2016/09/21/id/749394/

 

THE BLAZE
— Following Police Shooting, Protesters in Charlotte Temporarily Shut Interstate, Injure 16 Officers – Chris Enloe
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/09/21/following-police-shooting-protesters-in-charlotte-temporarily-shut-interstate-injure-12-officers/
— State Department Spokesman Concedes the Syrian Refugee Vetting Process Will Have Mistakes – Chris Enloe
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/09/21/state-department-spokesman-concedes-the-syrian-refugee-vetting-process-will-have-mistakes/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— China, Russia rapidly building arms for space war – Bill Gertz
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/sep/21/china-russia-space-war-weapons-on-fast-track/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Gutierrez eats Skittles during IRS impeachment hearing – SARAH WESTWOOD
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/watch-dem-eats-skittles-during-irs-hearing/article/2602437

 

THE HILL
— National poll: Clinton leads Trump by 6 points – Jesse Byrnes
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/297110-national-poll-clinton-holds-onto-6-point-lead

 

POLITICO
— Cruz warms to Trump – BURGESS EVERETT
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/ted-cruz-donald-trump-budget-fight-228493

 

CNN
— Mark Kirk campaign site falsely calls senator ‘veteran’ of Iraq war – Manu Raju
http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/21/politics/mark-kirk-iraq-veteran-website/
— Hill Republicans frustrated with GOP disunity over Trump – Manu Raju and Tal Kopan
http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/21/politics/donald-trump-gop-disunity-congress-election-2016/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Let’s hope Paul Ryan told Ivanka Trump these 20 hard truths.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/09/21/lets-hope-paul-ryan-told-ivanka-trump-these-20-hard-truths/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Conservatives should reject Trump’s sob story.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/09/21/conservatives-should-reject-trumps-sob-story/
— Even an extra five pounds can hurt your job chances – Danielle Paquette  (DIERSEN: How much weight do you need to lose?  For me, it is 50 pounds.  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes could/did/will use that against me.  In my defense, I spend 10+ hours each and every day putting out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/09/21/even-an-extra-five-pounds-can-hurt-your-job-chances/
— North Korea accidentally revealed it has just 28 websites – Adam Taylor
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/09/21/north-korea-accidentally-revealed-it-has-just-28-websites/

 

NEWS OK
— Democrat congressman to IRS: Audit the Trump Foundation – Tom LoBianco  (DIERSEN: While I worked for IRS during the 1970s, Money Magazine and my Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates made it clear that they wanted IRS to disallow my education deductions.)
http://newsok.com/dem-congressman-to-irs-audit-the-trump-foundation/article/feed/1079151

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Mark Kirk Faces Tough Re-Election Fight in Illinois  The Republican senator runs in a very different landscape than in 2010 – HEATHER HADDON
http://www.wsj.com/articles/mark-kirk-faces-tough-re-election-fight-in-illinois-1474493155

 

FORTUNE
— Here’s How Much Trump Might Owe the IRS – Shawn Tully
http://fortune.com/2016/09/21/donald-trump-foundation-irs/

 

FED SMITH
— Average Total Federal Employee Compensation: $123,160 – Ralph R. Smith  (DIERSEN: Are/were you accused of being overpaid?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always accused me of being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 33.)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/09/21/average-total-federal-employee-compensation-123160/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: We Are Not Burger Flippers  One argument used in justifying higher federal employee compensation packages is Comments (218) left by a reader using the name “Common Sense”: “These ‘studies’ are so bogus. Question: how many burger flipper (sic) work for the government?” In other words, the federal government has better educated and more specialized employee skills than private sector companies. Among the 21 major industries in the U.S., the federal employees are among the highest paid. Employees in utilities, mining, and management of companies are ahead of the federal workforce. The other sectors are compensated less. The latest BEA data indicate federal compensation is higher, on average, than compensation in the information industry, finance and insurance, and professional and scientific industries. Also, Edwards writes: [T]he federal workforce has always had a heavy contingent of skilled professionals, such as lawyers.)

 

THE GUARDIAN
— Don King uses N-word while introducing Trump at Cleveland rally  The boxing promoter seemed to utter the racial epithet by accident after encouraging white women to vote for the ‘doctor of humanness’ on Wednesday – Ben Jacobs
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/21/don-king-donald-trump-cleveland-rally

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.