September 23 Morning Edition

CBS2
— State Sen. Napoleon Harris Fights Off Muggers, Helps Catch Murder Suspects – Bernie Tafoya and Charlie De Mar
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/09/22/napoleon-harris-muggers-murder-suspects/
— Illinois Closing Several Emissions-Testing Sites; Long Lines Next? – Dana Kozlov
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/09/22/illinois-closing-several-emissions-testing-sites-long-lines-next/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— VERY SAD: DuPage Election Commission won’t speed up returns for November – Chuck Fieldman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-election-delays-st-0925-20160922-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Mark Kirk, Tammy Duckworth 9/11 stories embellish their roles – Jeff Coen and Rick Pearson  (DIERSEN: What were you doing on September 11, 2001?  I was delivering press release kits for then State Representative Randy Hultgren.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-mark-kirk-tammy-duckworth-met-0922-20160921-story.html
— Experts: Education, enforcement are key to fighting heroin in DuPage – Gary Gibula
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-heroin-forum-dupage-st-0923-20160922-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Sandack resigned after explicit video sent to others
http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago/report-sandack-resigned-after-explicit-video-sent-to-others/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Former Republican state Rep. Ron Sandack, once a top ally of Gov. Bruce Rauner, resigned from the Illinois Legislature after several people viewed a sexually graphic video featuring the former lawmaker that was temporarily posted to Facebook, Politico is reporting. Politico, citing anonymous sources, reports that the “encounter” with the woman was recorded and posted to Sandack’s social media accounts with several of his contacts tagged in the video. Sandack previously has said he was extorted via Facebook and Skype by a woman who lured him “to engage in inappropriate online conversations.” Once Republicans learned of the video and its surfacing, a top state operative urged Sandack to resign, Politico reports. Sandack issued a statement to Politico denying he was asked to resign but didn’t address questions about the existence of the video or whether it was distributed to others. Reached Friday morning, a Sandack spokesman told the Chicago Sun-Times that Sandack would have no further comment. Last week, Sandack said he was extorted by a woman who lured him “to engage in inappropriate online conversations.” His admission came after Downers Grove police released new details about the bizarre episode in 34 pages of reports that conclude they can’t seek criminal charges in the case because the apparent perpetrator or perpetrators live in the Philippines. The police reports — much of them redacted — paint a picture of a middle-aged man sucked into a scheme that began with him communicating with a young woman online and ended with him feeling compelled to send her money and seeing a fake Facebook account set up in his name. The Sun-Times and other news outlets have asked the Illinois attorney general’s office to review whether those redactions are legal under the state’s Freedom of Information Act. The attorney general’s office is reviewing those requests. Whether the fake Facebook account contained potentially embarrassing information is unclear. Large portions of the police documents remain redacted. Sandack wired money to the Philippines because he felt threatened, according to police, who classified the case as “extortion.” In his statement last week, Sandack — who became Rauner’s most vocal ally in the Illinois House — said the woman lured him in. “This past July, I was the target of an international crime ring focusing on high-profile individuals luring them to engage in inappropriate online conversations with the intent of extortion,” Sandack said then. “I took their bait and fell for it hook, line and sinker. “Poor decisions on my part enabled me to be a victim and, as a responsible citizen, I reported it and have been working with the police.” Sandack, 52, who as a state lawmaker was very active on social media, abruptly resigned from the Legislature on July 24. He is a former Downers Grove mayor.)
— Clout bus contractor charged with hiding CPS payments from IRS – Dan Mihalopoulos  (DIERSEN: I worked for GAO on audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division 1986-1988 while I was at the GS-13 Step 1-3 level (currently $92,632-$98,809).)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/clout-bus-contractor-charged-with-hiding-cps-payments-from-irs/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Gale v. Grogan: DuPage County auditor candidates spar over qualifications – Robert Sanchez  (DIERSEN: Gale stresses her independence.  How independent you?  I have a $50,720/year Civil Service Retirement System pension for life, $16,854/year federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidies for life, and $2,015/year Social Security for life.  My wife works in Riverside, Zillow says our home is worth $494,661, we have no debts, we own six cars, we have no dependents, we have no pets, and we have substantial retirement savings. Grogan stresses his qualifications. What qualifications do you have?  I audited federal agencies for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 level (currently $92,632-$120,427). I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 level (currently $77,899-$88,286). I passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt.  I am a licensed CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, and Forensic Accountant.  I have master’s degrees in financial markets and trading, accounting, and business.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160923/news/160929473/
— Cook County should eliminate unincorporated areas – Doug T. Graham
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160923/news/160929476/
— Tollway gets one western bypass victory, but railroad land spat remains – Marni PYKE
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160922/news/160929523/
— Fireworks at tollway over fence contract – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160922/news/160929551/
— Harper’s ‘Promise’ is worth students’, parents’ efforts – Editorial  (DIERSEN: How much “community service” have you done?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I don’t do enough “community service.”)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160922/discuss/160929537/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But the stats from the program’s first year showed that failing to complete a minimal community service requirement accounted for nearly half the eliminations. That’s sad for two reasons — the lost tuition opportunity, of course, but also the lost benefit of good deeds in our communities.)

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Blue Cross parent shifting IT jobs overseas – J. Duncan Moore, Jr. (DIERSEN: Sending jobs to foreign countries harms many Americans just like immigration, affirmative action, diversity, and inclusion harms many Americans, and especially Americans who are White, male, and/or older.  The more that you have been harmed by jobs being sent to foreign countries, immigration, affirmative action, diversity, and/or inclusion, the more likely that you support Trump.  Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they 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 for a long time.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160922/NEWS03/160929931/blue-cross-parent-shifting-it-jobs-overseas-report

 

DNA INFO
— Rahm Avoids Criticizing ‘Absentee Fathers’ In Anti-Violence Speech – Ted Cox  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that because my father and mother raised me, I was born with a spoon in my mouth and I have always been privileged. They hint/imply/argue/shout that because my father and mother raised me, I should be held to much higher standards and I should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.)
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160922/downtown/rahm-emanuel-absentee-fathers-speech

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Clinton ad shows girls as Trump insults women – CNN  (DIERSEN: Trump should run more ads of Clinton insulting 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.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/clinton-ad-shows-girls-as-trump-insults-women

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Trial Court Tosses Law Viewed As Quinn’s Parting Gift To Trial Lawyers – AMANDA VINICKY
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/trial-court-tosses-law-viewed-quinns-parting-gift-trial-lawyers#stream/0

 

WJBD RADIO
— Trump Says Clinton Shares Responsibility for Charlotte Unrest
http://www.wjbdradio.com/politics/2016/09/23/trump-says-clinton-shares-responsibility-for-charlotte-unrest

 

WSIL TV
— The Latest: Trump offers plan to cut college tuition – AP  (DIERSEN: How much college tuition have you paid?  I paid lots of college tuition a) earning a master’s degree in financial markets and trading at IIT in 1997, b) earning a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, c) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, d) earning a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, and e) attending UIC 1966-1968.)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/33156239/the-latest-trump-makes-direct-appeal-to-women-voters

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Poll Shows Tightening Race In Illinois, Candidates Not Liked – JORDAN ABUDAYYEH (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who drives peoples’ favorable and unfavorable ratings up and down in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  ANSWER: Of course, needless-to-say, it is those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.  I should write a book about a) those who have/had lots of clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois and b) those whose favorable and unfavorable ratings they have driven up and down.)
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/poll-shows-tightening-race-in-illinois-candidates-not-liked-09-23-2016
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Most respondents view the presidential candidates as unfavorable.  But Clinton comes out with less of a gap between her favorable and unfavorable ratings than Trump.)

 

ROBERT FEDER
— Sun-Times brings back columnist Phil Kadner  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, as long as Democrats run IRS and GAO, neither IRS nor GAO will bring me back.  Of course, needless-to-say, as long as long as my critics/opponents have religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, no one will bring me back. My critics/opponents have made it very clear that they can and that they will have their operatives and their dupes viciously destroy any individual, organization, company, or government that supports me.)
http://www.robertfeder.com/2016/09/22/robservations-sun-times-brings-back-phil-kadner/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— AUGUST JOBS REPORT: WORST MANUFACTURING MONTH SINCE GREAT RECESSION, UNEMPLOYMENT FALLS DUE TO WORKFORCE DROPOUT – Michael Lucci
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/august-jobs-report-worst-manufacturing-month-since-great-recession-unemployment-falls-due-to-workforce-dropout/
— GOVERNMENT JOBS SURPASS MANUFACTURING JOBS BY 175,000 IN ILLINOIS – Michael Lucci
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/government-jobs-surpass-manufacturing-jobs-by-175000-in-illinois/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THIS WEEK’S NEWS FROM MEMBERS OF IL’S GOP CONGRESSIONAL CAUCUSTHIS WEEK’S NEWS FROM MEMBERS OF IL’S GOP CONGRESSIONAL CAUCUS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/09/this-weeks-news-from-members-of-ils-gop-congressional-caucus.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Today’s number: $105,733  The median salary for nearly 18,000 teachers employed by CPS as of June was $78,169, plus $27,564 in benefits.
http://capitolfax.com/2016/09/23/todays-number-105733/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Deplorables’ by a different name: Obama says Trump fueled by fearful, resentful voters – Dave Boyer  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they 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.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/sep/22/obama-trump-bid-fueled-fearful-resentful-voters/

 

NEWSMAX
— Rasmussen: Trump Leads Clinton Nationally By 5 Points – Mark Swanson
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/Rasmussen-Trump-Leads-Clinton/2016/09/22/id/749594/

 

BARBWIRE
— WHERE IS THE CONSERVATIVE EVANGELICAL VOICE IN TODAY’S CULTURAL TSUNAMI? – Rev. Thomas Littleton  (DIERSEN: It seems like the Democrat Party’s conquest of religion is almost complete.)
http://barbwire.com/2016/09/22/where-is-the-conservative-evangelical-voice-in-todays-cultural-tsunami/

 

THE BLAZE
— No, They’re Not ‘Protesters.’ They’re Terrorists. – Matt Walsh
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/no-theyre-not-protesters-theyre-terrorists/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— House passes bill limiting IRS seizure of bank accounts – JOSEPH LAWLER (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS’s Collection Division 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 level (currently $77,899-$88,286).  I worked for GAO on audits of IRS 1986-1988 at the GS-13 level Step 1-3 (currently $92,632-$98,809).)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/house-passes-bill-limiting-irs-seizure-of-bank-accounts/article/2602636

 

THE HILL
— GAO: 40 percent of federal buildings in earthquake areas – Lydia Wheeler (DIERSEN: I worked in federal buildings a) in downtown Chicago in 1971 and 1973-1997, b) at 63rd and Halsted in Chicago in 1973, c) in Harvey 1972-1973, d) in Joliet 1973-1974, and e) in Park Forest 1966-1969.)
http://origin-nyi.thehill.com/regulation/administration/297333-40-percent-of-federal-buildings-in-earthquake-areas-report-finds

 

POLITICO
— How a video led to the downfall of rising Republican star Ron Sandack – Natasha Korecki
http://www.politico.com/states/illinois/story/2016/09/how-a-compromising-video-led-to-the-downfall-of-a-gop-rising-star-105736
(FROM THE ARTICLE: According to sources who spoke to POLITICO on the condition of anonymity, when Republicans learned that a video had surfaced, a top state operative urged Sandack to resign. The series of events threatened to become a political nightmare for Republicans, who are desperately trying to gain seats in November in a Legislature where the party remains a super-minority. The potential for political exposure was especially true for Rauner, who had repeatedly tapped the vocal Sandack as a surrogate in public battles on and off the House floor. Sandack initially rejected the idea of an outright resignation, two Republican sources said. He felt strongly about his public career, and while he admitted he messed up he was also a victim of a crime. In a statement to POLITICO, Sandack adamantly disputed the idea that anyone else urged him to step down. “The information that Politico has is unequivocally false as No one suggested that I resign, much less pressured me to do so, it was solely my decision,” Sandack said in a statement relayed by an associate.)

 

MSNBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans say “A big step backward for the GOP’s African-American outreach.”
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/big-step-backward-the-gops-african-american-outreach

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— JPMorgan May Face New Scrutiny in China Hiring Case – BEN PROTESS and ALEXANDRA STEVENSONS  (DIERSEN: How much clout do/did your parents have in getting you a job, getting you promoted, etc.?  My outstanding father died suddenly in 1969 when he was 45 and I was 21.  He had fought type 1 diabetes from age 14, was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, never attended college, worked in the office of a chemical plant, and almost always worked second jobs (playing music, delivering eggs, fast food worker, etc.) to pay the family’s bills.  My outstanding mother never attended high school.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/23/business/dealbook/jp-morgan-may-face-new-scrutiny-in-china-hiring-case.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Fed and O.C.C. investigations stem from the bank’s efforts to hire the children of China’s ruling elite — and in some cases link those jobs or internships to securing business with Chinese government-run companies. But unlike the S.E.C. and federal prosecutors, the banking regulators are not focused on the bribery aspect of the case, but rather a breakdown in controls and practices that allowed the improper hiring to take place.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Won’t Save the Rust Belt.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/23/opinion/campaign-stops/why-trump-wont-save-the-rust-belt.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE OF TRUMP: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s Crime Policies Might Hit Minorities Harder.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/23/us/politics/donald-trump-crime-terrorism-race.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— GOP congressman: North Carolina protesters ‘hate white people’ – Amber Phillips  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred of Whites.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/09/22/gop-congressman-north-carolina-protesters-hate-white-people/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who promotes mass immigration?  ANSWER: 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.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/immigration-does-more-good-than-harm-to-economy-study-finds-1474568991
— A Dangerous Rush to Impeach John Koskinen  First, the House must prove that the IRS commissioner acted in deliberate bad faith. – JOHN CONYERS
http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-dangerous-rush-to-impeach-john-koskinen-1474586138
— The Democrats’ Methodist Moment  Young Hillary Rodham saw the church’s social concerns shift from alcohol and gambling to sexism and racism. – KENNETH L. WOODWARD  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the anti-religious Democrat Party increases its domination of religion in America.  Ever-increasingly, religious leaders talk and act like they are spokespersons for the Democrat Party.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-democrats-methodist-moment-1474586097

 

USA TODAY
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Trump questions moderator bias ahead of debate – David Jackson  (DIERSEN: I am bias in favor of the Republican Party platform.  What do you say to those who are bias in favor of the Democrat Party platform, the Libertarian Party platform, or the Green Party platform BUT FALSELY DENY IT?)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/2016/09/22/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-debate-lester-holt/90826630/

 

DETROIT FREE PRESS
— Chelsea Clinton lashes out at GOP ‘hate speech’ at MSU – Curt Smith  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout that members of the following groups are haters: Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/09/22/chelsea-clinton-hillary-michigan-state/90876272/

 

THE DAILY BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Islam.  How soon, if not already, will Democrats declare Islam to be America’s national religion?  Islam is more like a political party or a country without borders than a religion.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/09/23/america-s-mosques-say-hell-no-to-hosting-donald-trump.html

 

AMERICAN PROSPECT
— Why Millennials Don’t Like Clinton—And What She Can Do About It – DAVID ATKINS  (DIERSEN: To get the Millennial vote, will Clinton promise to get rid of the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, and Generation X, that is, will she promise to promote age discrimination big time?)
http://prospect.org/article/why-millennials-don%E2%80%99t-clinton%E2%80%94and-what-she-can-do-about-it

 

MILITARY TIMES
— After 15 years of war, America’s military has about had it with ‘nation building’ – Andrew Tilghman
http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/after-15-years-of-war-americas-military-has-about-had-it-with-nation-building

 

CHEAT SHEET
— Legal Discrimination? 6 Surprising Reasons You Can Be Fired – Megan Elliott  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government.  Political affiliation discrimination is rampant in the federal government.  Notwithstanding the fact that I am a non-veteran White male, if I had been a Democrat, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old. 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.)
http://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/legal-discrimination.html/?a=viewall
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 1. Political activity and beliefs  You might want to think twice before you tell everyone at work what you really think of Donald Trump. “[M]ost employees in America working for private employers do not have any legal protection against discrimination on the basis of political affiliation or activity,” Workplace Fairness explained. In the majority of states (California and New York are the big exceptions), companies are free to hire and fire people because of their political activities. Employers are allowed to encourage employees to vote a certain way, may prohibit them from wearing or displaying political paraphernalia in the office, and can even fire you for blogging about political matters on your own time.)

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.

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