September 21 Morning Edition

— Emanuel, Rauner optimistic about effort to lure Amazon to Chicago


— What Is Amazon Looking For in Its Search For a New Headquarters? – Charlie Wojciechowski
— Former Bears Star Charles Tillman Trying to Join FBI – James Neveau  (DIERSEN: If the FBI offers Tillman a job and he takes it, I hope that Tillman does better working for the FBI than I did working for the Democrats who run GAO. In 1980, when I was 31 years old, after working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173, I transferred to GAO. I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, and I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul. The Democrats who ran GAO offered me a transfer, but only if I took an $18,847 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars, from GS-12 Step 5 down to GS-9 Step 10. The Democrats who ran GAO would not have required that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran. Much of what I did for IRS was very similar to what I would do for GAO. GAO audits IRS. In 1987, my Democrat GAO superiors got rid of the GAO manager who had arranged my transfer, who had finally been able to get me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and who had gotten me promoted to GS-13 Step 1, currently $94,610, in 1986. My GAO superiors kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 (1986-1988) of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, did not promote me beyond GS-13, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: There was at least some indication that Tillman could potentially make the jump into law enforcement, as he majored in criminal justice at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.)


— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: A haze of questions for Wheaton College after football players charged – Mitchell Armentrout
— Kwame Raoul launches AG run — praises Lisa Madigan, warns Donald Trump – Tina Sfondeles


— Player charged in Wheaton College hazing ‘frustrated’ and ‘disappointed,’ attorney says – Christy Gutowski and Stacy St. Clair
— Illinois submits big Obamacare rate increases to the feds – Lisa Schencker
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
— How to build a rich life, even if you aren’t a financial genius – Gail MarksJarvis  (DIERSEN: If you are financially secure, what do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes attribute that too?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I am financially secure a) because my parents were undeservedly filthy rich, b) because I avoided the draft, c) because the federal government grossly overpaid me, d) because of my wife’s income, e) because we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, and f) because unlike them, I have not given a lot money to churches.)
— Coke, Pepsi, Dr Pepper give campaign cash in soda tax fight – Hal Dardick (DIERSEN: The following individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries did/do/would give cash to my critics/opponents, to their operatives, and to their dupes: those that promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, etc. Also, those that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors. Also, those who were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed and those who focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate.)


— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF SPIELMAN: Wheaton College hazing case: Why so long for charges? Player’s lawyer wants answers – Katlyn Smith


— Here’s how Amazon totally disrupted Seattle – JAY PORTER


— Democrats highlight Rauner’s ‘broken record’ – Bernard Schoenburg  (DIERSEN: What is your record? While I served as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, I always assured that the organization a) held a breakfast meeting the third Saturday of each month except August and December, b) held a picnic each August, c) held a Christmas party each December, and d) had speakers for the aforesaid events.)
— Diverse voices needed as Statehouse makeup poised to change – Editorial  (DIERSEN: In Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton, “moderate Republicans,” otherwise known as Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs, focus on getting rid of people like me who support the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)


— Video gambling putting heat on casinos – Jim Dey


— Crystal Lake man being held on drunken driving charges, ICE hold asks judge to dismiss charges – JORDYN REILAND


— Rauner to Amazon: Meet me in St. Louis – Chuck Sweeny


— ‘Flaming feminist litigator’ Ginsburg sets up SCOTUS term  Justice speaks to 1st-year Georgetown Law students – ARIANE DE VOGUE


— Roy Moore’s defiant road to become US senator


— We Have Met The Enemy And He Is Us  Is democracy a root cause of the state’s budget woes? – CHRISTOPHER Z. MOONEY (DIERSEN: What does the future look like for those who share your demographics?  The future is extremely bleak for those who share my demographics. Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote hatred of those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), retired, those who have pensions, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As the governor and legislature have grappled in a historic death match over their views of how to sync our policy desires and our resources, many wonder if there is something especially daunting about budgeting in the Prairie State. One major problem is democracy. The logic of representative democracy is that policymakers want election or re-election and they maximize their chances by reflecting their constituents’ wishes. In this era of instant communication and frequent opinion polling, our leaders know what we want and we know what they are doing. Some even argue that this generates hyper-representation, precluding policymakers’ careful thought and independent analysis. So, what are Illinoisans’ views on state government taxing and spending? The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University conducted a poll in March 2017 that gives us considerable insight into this and the budgetary puzzle that results. “Don’t tax me; don’t tax thee”)


— Rally to support Dream Act – Bailey Bryant (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps support anything that encourages people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and/or to bring others to America illegally. Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps a) promote hatred of Trump supporters and b) make it clear that they want to replace Trump supporters with illegals.)


— Rauner cites Chicago campus as ‘win-win’ between Illinois, China – Caitlin Nordahl


— VIDEO: Hon. Jim Durkin


— Connelly appointed Assistant Republican Leader


— Only 36% of Americans Express Confidence in Government Schools – Joshua Denton


— Apple CEO Tim Cook says he wants more illegal immigrants to come to the U.S. – Carlos Garcia  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps shout at illegals that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.  Anti-Trumps like Cook want to get rid of Republicans and to replace them with illegals.  Constructively, Cook and Apple have declared war on America.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an interview that it was inhuman to deny amnesty to those who were brought into the country illegally as children. What did he say exactly? “I think it’s the biggest issue of our time,” he said when asked about illegal immigrants. “Because this goes to the values of being American.” “This is, ‘are we human?’” he said. “Are we acting in a track of morality?” he continued. “These people if you haven’t met them, at Apple we have many that came when they were two years old, they didn’t make a decision to come. They came here, they only know our country, this is their home, they love America deeply, when you talk to them, I wish everyone in America loved America this much.” “They have jobs, they pay taxes, they are pillars of their communities,” Cook added. “They’re incredible people. And so to me it would be like someone coming to Mike, and saying Mike I just found out you’re not really a citizen here you need to leave.” “This is unacceptable, this is not who we are as a country and so I am personally shocked that there’s even a discussion of this,” he said. “This is one of those things when it is so clear, and it’s not a political thing, or at least I don’t see it like that at all.” “This is about basic human dignity and respect, it is that simple and straightforward,” he added. “On the broader issue of immigration,” he continued, “if I was a country leader right now my goal would be to monopolize the world’s talent. I’d want every smart person coming to my country, because smart people create jobs and jobs is the ultimate thing that create a great environment in a country a land of opportunity, a land where everybody can do well if you work hard.” “These are the things that drive people,” he concluded, “it gives people a sense of purpose, and uh so, I’d have a very aggressive plan, not just to let a few people in, I would be recruiting.”)


— Trump makes a comeback in the polls – JONATHAN EASLEY


— ‘Chuck and Nancy,’ Washington’s New Power Couple, Set Sights on Health Care – SHERYL GAY STOLBERG


— California again steps up to Trump, this time to stop the border wall – Patrick McGreevy and Jazmine Ulloa (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, California sides with Mexico and with other foreign countries against America.)


— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps argue against any efforts to stop illegal immigration.


— More Scrutiny of Colleges’ Finances? Education Department Says No  Even as GAO and others say department needs to do more to monitor institutions for financial risks, department doesn’t plan changes. – Andrew Kreighbaum


— Regulations to make federal jobs competitive with the private sector remain on ice – Eric White


— More people are using federal websites; and more hate them – Michael Peck

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.