September 22 Morning Edition

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Dangerous week leaves Chicago police officers besieged by violence, loss – Evelyn Holmes
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Free marijuana conviction expungement clinic, job fair happening Sunday

— Alaska GOP scraps 2020 presidential primary, helping Trump – AP–alaska-no-gop-2020-primary-20190922-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters plan summit in Mexico.

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Casino revenues fall, but video gambling bolsters state’s wagering – Jake Griffin (DIERSEN: What percent of those who spend money on booze, gambling, pot, and other vices become public charges and wards of the state? It should be illegal to spend money on booze, gambling, pot, or other vices unless you can prove that you are on track to having at least $1 million saved for your retirement.)

— Stop pot sales – Kathy Valente, Illinois Family Institute, Tinley Park

— Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Cambell offers lateral hires, drops college requirement – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: 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.)

— The Left seeks to homogenize education in pursuit of equality over excellence – Kelly Sloan

— Democrat Censured for Voting with Trump 19% of the Time. Bipartisanship Is Dead. – Fletch Daniels

— Only Nine Students Show Up To White Privilege Workshop At School Of 30,000 – BEN MCDONALD

— Trump sets sights on Indian American voters ahead of 2020 The president hopes to appeal to Indian Americans at massive ‘Howdy Modi’ rally with popular Indian leader. – ANITA KUMAR

— Alaska GOP scraps 2020 presidential primary, helping Trump – AP

— Americans Trust Police More Than Congress, Study Finds – Heather Murphy
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Americans trust police officers, military leaders and local public officials more than members of Congress, tech leaders and journalists, according to a study published by the Pew Research Center on Thursday. . .Trust in journalists varied depending on the question and the respondent’s political affiliation. Roughly half of Americans said journalists care about people like them, whereas nearly as many — 46 percent — said journalists rarely care. Republicans’ belief that journalists would fairly cover all sides of an issue (31 percent) was dramatically lower than Democrats’ (74 percent). Two-thirds of Americans think that journalists behave unethically some or most of the time.)

— Obama is more popular than ever. So why are the Democratic candidates running so far to his left? – MATT WELCH

— Social media giants discriminate against conservative views  There are hundreds of instances where conservatives have been unfairly banned or suppressed based on their political beliefs. – Ryan Moore

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters plan summit in Mexico.

— Candace Owens tells R.I. crowd that Democrats ‘brainwash’ blacks – Madeleine List

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-=hater says “Trump cruelty not welcome in New Mexico.”

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Nearly 1 in 25 US adults uses marijuana EVERY DAY, study finds – NATALIE RAHHAL

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Donald Trump is no hero of the working class. And the GM strikers know it.”

— Securing the future of quality journalism – Warren Fernandez

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.