September 21 Morning Edition

— Trump campaign defends son’s Skittles tweet – CNN


— Depth of debate will turn Trump into waterlogged Cheeto – John Kass
— Number of unauthorized immigrants in Illinois drops 10 percent, study shows – Marwa Eltagouri and Nereida Moreno  (DIERSEN: How many of these 450,000 illegals in Illinois will use their false identifications to vote for Clinton, for Duckworth, and for the other Democrats?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The number of unauthorized immigrants residing in Illinois dropped by 10 percent, or 50,000 people, between 2009 and 2014 — something experts say has been key to Chicago’s recent population loss. “So much of the population growth in this region was based on legal and undocumented immigration. This closes the plug on the growth we’ve had,” said Rob Paral, a Chicago-based demographer who advises nonprofits and community groups. “Undocumented immigrants were a substantial piece of the picture, and that era is behind us.” In 2014, about 450,000 unauthorized immigrants lived in Illinois, compared with about 500,000 in 2009, according to a study released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. While most states saw no significant change in their unauthorized immigrant populations during the five-year period, Illinois is among seven states that saw their populations decline, primarily due to a drop in the number of unauthorized immigrants from Mexico. The population of unauthorized Mexican immigrants has declined nationwide as well because of the sluggish U.S. economic recovery and stricter border enforcement. But the country’s overall count of unauthorized immigrants remained stable through 2014 due to a spike in unauthorized immigrants from Asia, Central America and sub-Saharan Africa, according to the report, which bases its findings on data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump Jr. sparks outrage after likening Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles.”
— More women than ever are putting off retirement – Ben Steverman  (DIERSEN: My Civil Service Retirement System pension is dramatically less because my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to retire 19 years ago when I was 49 years old.  That is one reason why my wife continues to work.)
— Got to wonder if Democrats want Trump to win – Heather Wilhelm


— So much spent by so few to accomplish so little – Dan Mihalopoulos  (DIERSEN: What do you spend your money on?  What do you spend your time on?  What do you accomplish?  I spend my money and 10+ hours each and every day of what is left of my life putting out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails free of charge and without any advertising. Those emails have gone out each and every morning since 2004, each and every evening since 2015, and they have included links to almost 245,400 articles and information on many upcoming events.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Because Democrats and RINOs have succeeded in making the future look so bad for Republicans, Democrats and RINOs question why Republicans still have babies.  Assuring a better life for their children, for their grand children, for their great grand children, etc. is the main reason why Republicans get involved in government and in politics.  If my wife and I had children, I would be working a thousand times harder than I do to promote the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee Resolution against video gambling.)


— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE AND GRAPHIC: Taxpayers, students bridge funding gap for suburban community colleges – Jake Griffin
— Illinois schools pushed to test water for high lead levels – BGA (DIERSEN: How much lead have you ingested today and during the last week, month, year, decade, and your lifetime?  Who/what do you blame for that?)


— Reporter contract talks rev up at Tronc’s suburban papers – LYNNE MAREK  (DIERSEN: My worthless critics/opponents, their worthless operatives, and their worthless dupes have always a) shouted that I am worthless because no one pays me for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor and b) shouted that my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are worthless because I send them free of charge and without any advertising. In my defense, not that I need to defend myself, unlike many if not most of my worthless critics/opponents, and unlike virtually all their worthless operatives and worthless dupes, I am financially secure.  I can afford to spend the thousands of dollars and thousands of hours each year necessary to put together and send out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.  He who pays the piper calls the tunes.  I do not want anyone to call my tunes.  I am fortunate enough that I do not have ask anyone for money.  As everyone including Rich Miller knows, GOPUSA ILLINOIS email subscriptions are worth at least $1,000/year.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Sun-Times Media suburban reporters who began working out of cars and coffee shops in 2012 after their offices closed now have a chance to improve their lot at Tronc. They became part of Tronc in 2014 after its predecessor, Tribune Publishing, bought the suburban dailies and weeklies from the Sun-Times’ parent, Wrapports. Now, negotiations on a new contract for the 30 editorial employees represented by the Chicago News Guild are scheduled to start next week. It will be the first contract negotiated for the workers since they shifted from Chicago’s no. 2 newspaper operation to the city’s biggest. Tension is already building in advance of the expiration of the current contract at the end of the year. The union today posted a lengthy report of one Evanston Review reporter’s travails with management, and an unfair labor practice charge that was filed by the union last month with the National Labor Relations Board on his behalf. The union alleges the reporter was transferred from one suburban paper to another as retaliation for his complaining about a news story and exercising his contractual right to withhold his byline from the piece. “Within days of him asking to withhold his byline, he was transferred,” says Craig Rosenbaum, who is executive director of the union. Tronc spokeswoman Dana Meyer said it was not retaliation. “The company respects the collective agreement with Pioneer Press and has worked within the terms and conditions of that agreement,” she said in a statement. “There have been incidents where a reporter has asked to have their name removed and we consistently accommodate those requests. The agreement specifically identifies rules for transferring an employee and we adhere to these rules.”)
— Exelon faces $1.5 billion tax hit on past shelter scheme – STEVE DANIELS


— Corruption costs taxpayers dearly – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Corrupt voters vote for corrupt politicians.)


— Sexist Paramedic Test Will Cost City Yet Again After Latest Court Ruling – Ted Cox (DIERSEN: What tests have you passed?  The many tests that I have passed include a) federal employment examinations, b) CPA examination, c) Certified Internal Auditor examination, and all the tests necessary to earn three job-related master’s degrees, a job-related bachelor’s degree, a high school diploma, etc. Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that the aforesaid tests discriminated against Democrats, against minorities, against women, against younger people, against veterans, against etc.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Rauner wants “to continue rooting out improper patronage hiring.” What do Jim Thompson and Jim Edgar have say about that?  While I worked for IRS and for GAO in Chicago, the Democrats who ran those agencies were fully aware that Thompson and Edgar promoted patronage hiring. My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors discriminated against their employees who were Republican just like Thompson and Edgar discriminated against their employees who were Democrat.)


— Illinois gets $1.8M for low-income students taking AP tests – AP  (DIERSEN: Were you a “low income student?” Because of my outstanding parents, I was not.  If you were not a “low income student,” do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you as being someone who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and as someone who has always been privileged?)


— No delay for Mautino – David Giuliani


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump Jr. becomes campaign flashpoint.”


— Manufacturing group said action needed to stem job losses – Roger Ruthhart


— Years after casino went bust, Gary still skeptical of Trump – AP


— Class action approved for federal lawsuit vs. State Farm – Edith Brady-Lunny


— Why students should put registering to vote at the top of their to-do lists – Anna Spoerre  (DIERSEN: Democrats promote hatred of Republicans like Hitler promoted hatred of Jews.  Democrats shout at students that Republicans are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, and Islamophobic.”)


— Ivanka Trump Describes Women Who Work Initiative (DIERSEN: Did your father make enough money that your mother could stay home and raise you?  My father did.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always falsely hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my outstanding father made lots of money.  He worked in the office of a chemical plant and almost always worked second jobs (including playing music, delivering eggs, and fast-food worker) to pay the family’s bills. He fought type 1 diabetes from age 14. He was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma.  He never attended college. He did not buy a new car until he was 45 years old in 1967 and it was a bottom of the line 2-door Chevy with almost no options.)


— Be aware of issues on campus – Da Yeon Eom


— Yes, Churches Can Engage in the Political Struggle to Protect Religious Liberty and Defend Judeo-Christian Morality – John Biver  (DIERSEN: What about churches that increasingly act as arms of the Democrat Party?  They promote dependency on government, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, race and gender based preference giving, age discrimination, pot, booze, gambling, and other vices, abolition of the Second Amendment, and hatred of those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)




— Déjà vu all over again for Kirk and military service?


— Black Lives Matter: Racist Provocation with Radical Roots


— Trump says he’d admit people who love the USA  (DIERSEN: From what I see, those who come to America illegally, those who stay in America illegally, and those who bring others to America illegally 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.)
— Who Does Hillary Find More Deplorable – Jihadists or Trump Supporters?  (DIERSEN: One could ask Democrat plants and RINOs who they find more deplorable – Jihadists or Trump Supporters?)
— Blacks riot in Charlotte after black officer shoots black man; 12 officers injured
— Hey, UN Corruptocrats: Spare Us Refugee Sanctimony – Michele Malkin
— Obama administration ‘mistakenly’ grants citizenship to 800 immigrants


— Farrakhan: Obama Chose Gay People, Israel Over Black Americans – Tre Goins-Phillips


— Lawmakers Worry About Chinese, Russian Companies Buying U.S. Businesses  GAO asked to review scope of commission overseeing national security implications of foreign acquisitions – Morgan Chalfant  (DIERSEN: Don’t worry. If the Chinese or the Russians offer me millions or billions of dollars for GOPUSA ILLINOIS, I well not sell.)


— Trump campaign defends son’s Skittles tweet – Daniella Diaz


— Trump scores with small money, lags with big donors – Michelle Conlin and Grant Smith


— The Day The American Dream Died – Todd Van Luling  (DIERSEN: Since the 1960s, the American Dream has been dying for those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  UIC accepted me in 1966 when I was 17, NIU accepted me in 1969 when I was 20, Loyola accepted me in 1972 when I was 23, DePaul accepted me in 1976 when I was 27, and IIT accepted me in 1992 when I was 43; if I was 17, 20, 23, 27, or 43 today, I doubt that they would accept me.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 when I was 18, Firestone Stores hired me in 1970 when I was 21, Oldsmobile offered me a job in 1971 when I was 22, IRS hired me in 1971 when I was 22, and GAO hired me in 1980 when I was 31; if I was 18, 21, 22, or 31 today, I doubt that they would offer me a job.  IRS promoted me in 1972 when I was 23, 24, and 25 and GAO promoted me in 1986 when I was 38; if I was 23, 24, 25, or 38 today, I doubt that they would promote me.)
— For The Never Trump Movement, An Existential Question: What Now?  A tightening general election has put anti-Trump Republicans in an awkward position. – Sam Stein  (DIERSEN: To work against Trump is to work for Clinton.)


— U.S. corporations earn record high profits, pay record low taxes – JONATHAN BERR


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump Jr. Faces Backlash After Comparing Syrian Refugees to Skittles That Would Kill You.”  What prompted the biggest backlashes that you have faced?  For me, they include my a) complaining to my employer about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, b) becoming an active member in a class action lawsuit against my employer, c) filing lawsuits against individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, in Illinois, and in America, and d) not being an operative or a dupe for those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, in Illinois, and in America.)
— North Carolina Pays a Price for Bigotry – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrat and RINO individuals, Democrat and RINO organizations, Democrat and RINO companies, and Democrat and RINO governments make it clear that if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, they can get rid of you and they will get rid of you.)
— My Plan for Helping America’s Poor – HILLARY CLINTON  (DIERSEN: What do you do to help the poor?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who are a member of a church, who attend church services, and/or who give money to a church are extremely judgmental.  They have always viciously demonized me, viciously denigrated me, and viciously condemned me for not doing enough to help the poor. They talk and act like they determine who goes to heaven and who goes to hell.  They hint/imply/argue/shout that they might let you go to heaven a) if you serve a one of their operatives or as one of their dupes and/or b) if you give them lots of money.  Needless-to-say, they give religion an extremely bad name.)


— 12 officers injured as protests break out in Charlotte after police fatally shoot man – Derek Hawkins
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “With Skittles tweet, Donald Trump Jr. draws another round of condemnation.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “This is why Donald Trump’s tax returns haven’t been leaked.”
— Just three percent of adults own half of America’s guns – Christopher Ingraham  (DIERSEN: As Democrats and RINOs make it more and more and more clear that they want to get rid of Republicans, more and more and more Republicans will buy more and more firearms and ammunition for their self-defense.)


— Rose rape accuser ready for her identity to be revealed at trial – Julia Marsh  (DIERSEN: Should I reveal the identity of a) my nasty, troubled, failed, and vicious critics/opponents, b) their nasty, troubled, failed, and vicious operatives, and c) their nasty, troubled, failed, and vicious dupes?)


— Keep security threats off shore: Opposing view  A prudent immigration policy would err on the side of caution. – Mark Krikorian
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Refugees could be our children, Obama says – Gregory Korte  (DIERSEN: Since we got married in 1978, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have demonized, denigrated, and condemned my wife and I as being selfish rich DINKs (dual income, no kids) because we gave up trying to have children, because we did not adopt, and because we did not become foster parents.


— Half of Minn. residents now pleased with Obama  The president’s approval ratings in the latest Minnesota Poll mirror similar surveys around the country. – Allison Sherry (DIERSEN: If you are pleased with Obama, you 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.)


— French Children Prepare for Terrorist Threat With Drills at School  New security procedures come after spate of attacks that have reverberated in everyday life – MATTHEW DALTON  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, more and more and more terrors will come into America.  How soon will those terrorists kill people in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct?  Of course, needless-to-say, Democrats and RINOs will blame Republicans for those killings.)
— Number of Illegal Immigrants in U.S. Holds Steady at 11 Million – MIRIAM JORDAN  (DIERSEN: How many of these 11 millions will use their false identifications to vote for Clinton and for the other Democrats in the November 8, 2016 election?)
— Obama’s Track Record With Blacks Won’t Help Clinton  The president hopes to fuel minority turnout by stoking anger, fear and resentment. – JASON L. RILEY
— Trump Tells a Mostly White N.C. Audience Blacks Worse Off Than ‘Ever, Ever, Ever’  Remarks come after Obama said the Republican missed a ‘civics lesson about slavery and Jim Crow’ – BETH REINHARD
— In Places With Fraying Social Fabric, a Political Backlash Rises – Bob Davis and Gary Fields
— Student Debt Is Tied to Lower Grades Among College Students – JOSH MITCHELL
— The United States Must Be the World’s Policeman  Only America has the material and moral greatness to stop the slide into chaos and foster peace. – ANDERS FOGH RASMUSSEN  (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that 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 TO WEAKEN AMERICA.)
— It’s Still Clinton’s Race to Lose  Only 38% of likely voters think Donald Trump is ‘qualified’ for the presidency. – WILIAM A. GALSTON  (DIERSEN: Are you “qualified” for what you do and for what you want to do?  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.)


— Wealthy Kids Save More for College, Thanks to the IRS – Suzanne Woolley  (DIERSEN: Were you a “wealthy kid?”  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being a “wealthy kid.”  If that is true, then why did I pay for my UIC and NIU expenses with money that I earned and saved doing yard work, delivering newspapers, washing dishes, cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, pumping gasoline, delivering mail, working on an automobile assembly line, and working as a security guard?)


— What Clinton and Trump Get Wrong About America’s Super Rich – Gary Shapiro


— Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Can Mean Steep Costs for Family Caregivers – Elizabeth O’Brien  (DIERSEN: Because of her advancing Alzheimer’s, my aunt’s monthly assisted living cost has recently increased from $5,940 (level II care) to $6,570 (level III care) per month.)


— Mark Kirk campaign site falsely calls senator ‘veteran’ of Iraq war – CNN


— George H.W. Bush says he will vote for Hillary Clinton – Bil Browning
— Donald Trump wants to tell Anderson Cooper: ‘You’re fired!’ (Except he can’t) – Dawn Ennis

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.