September 24 Evening Edition

— Presidential debate expected to generate audience record and high scrutiny on moderator Lester Holt – Stephen Battaglio
— Chris Christie used bridge authority to gain endorsements from Democrats, witness testifies
— Naperville student entrepreneur nabs 2 ‘Sharks’ for anti-bullying app – Jane Donahue


— Becoming a man to avoid becoming a statistic – Mark Brown  (DIERSEN: What did you do with your summer when you were 16?  During the summer of 1965, I worked full-time for the minimum wage at S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights washing dishes and doing some stock boy work.  I drove my 1958 Chevy BelAir, I lived with my parents and brother in Crete, and I saved virtually everything that earned for college expenses and for a new car.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The young man had been asked to rate his summer on a scale of 1 to 10 and then to explain his reasoning in a single sentence. “I rate my summer a 10 because I lived through the summer,” said Ricky, a 16-year-old student at Morgan Park High School.)


— Cops: 5 killed, 15 wounded in weekend shootings


— Duckworth asks regulators to aid tollway in dispute with Canadian Pacific – Marni Pyke
— Naperville teen Meena Jagadeesan a “powerhouse student” at Harvard – Elena Ferrarin (DIERSEN: How do you compare to Meena Jagadeesan?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would say to me “I know Meena Jagadeesan, and you are no Meena Jagadeesan.” They would stress that when I turned 18 years old 50 years ago, that I was a lowly part-time gasoline pumper at John’s Sinclair in South Chicago Heights, that I was a lowly full-time student at UIC, and that I lived with my parents and brother in Crete.)
— Ted Cruz calls his decision to back Trump ‘agonizing’ – AP
— The Clinton-Trump debate puts onus on voter – Editorial


— Planning underway locally for Illinois’ 200th birthday – John Reynolds  (DIERSEN: How long have your ancestors lived in Illinois?  My ancestors have lived in northeast Illinois since the 1840s.  How long have you lived in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct?  I have lived in Illinois since 1948, in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978, and in my precinct since 1984.  I should write a book about those in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton who viciously demonize me, who viciously denigrate me, and who viciously condemn me as being a newcomer and as someone who will forever be a newcomer.  They stress that in DuPage County, in Milton Township, or in Wheaton, I have never attended any schools, that I have never been a member of any church, that I have never been employed, and that I have never raised any children .)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Suffers Another Bout of Russian Amnesia.”


— Report questions link between Illinois lawyers and politicians – Chandra Lye




— U of C College Republicans Unlikely to Endorse Trump – Pete Grieve (DIERSEN: To not endorse Trump is to endorse Clinton.)


— Time Magazine all in for Kaepernick’s disrespect for America


— Michelle Obama can’t hide her disdain for Melania Trump – M. Catharine Evans


— Trump threatens to bring Gennifer Flowers to debate – Elliot Smilowitz
— Hispanic Democrats ‘disappointed’ with party’s Latino outreach – Rafael Bernal (DIERSEN: To get elected and to get reelected, Democrats promise to use government to give preference not only to Hispanics, but to all the other minorities and to all 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.)


— Clinton-Trump Debate Expected to Be Rare Draw in a Polarized Age – MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM  (DIERSEN: Democrats are extremely polarizing.  They focus on making individuals, organizations, governments, and countries 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.)


— Gennifer Flowers says she will attend debate on Donald Trump’s behalf – Aaron Blake
— Trump vows to ‘utterly destroy ISIS’ — but he won’t say how – Jenna Johnson and Jose A. DelReal–but-he-wont-say-how/2016/09/24/911c6a74-7ffc-11e6-8d0c-fb6c00c90481_story.html


— WE’RE SHARPLY POLITICALLY DIVIDED INTO RED AND BLUE. RIGHT?  The most popular political category is still “moderate,” without a big exodus to the liberal and conservative poles. – JESSE WALKER

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.