September 25 Morning Edition

— Cronin’s proposed DuPage budget calls for new employees, election equipment funding — and small tax hike – ALICIA FABBRE
— As marijuana legalization approaches in Illinois, industry observers predict potential for corruption, shortages of weed and lots of work for lawyers – ROBERT MCCOPPIN
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: There’s a lot of talk about an ‘Illinois exodus.’ We took a closer look at the reality behind the chatter. – Cecilia REYES and PATRICK M. O’CONNELL (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Illinois make it clear that they want members of the following groups a) to leave Illinois and b) to not come to Illinois: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Indian Prairie has a more diverse teaching staff, but still faces gap, officials say – SUZANNE BAKER (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, GAO bragged about its success in meeting Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets, that is, GAO bragged about its success in getting rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.)

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Schaumburg lifts 7-year ban on video gambling – Bob Susnjara
— Naperville League of Women Voters focuses on young adults on national registration day – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, “young adults” are dominated by Democrat teachers.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abolition of the Second Amendment.

— Chicago way ahead of U.S.—in those who can’t afford to sell their home The local share of people who owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth on the market is more than twice the national figure. – DENNIS RODKIN

— OUTSTANDING: Plainfield poised to join Bolingbrook, Naperville in opting out of recreational marijuana business – SARWAT S. AHMAD

— As temptations expand, treatment will too Uptick in funding addiction, mental health services amid gambling and marijuana legalization
– Michael Romain (DIERSEN: With government ever-increasingly promoting booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, how soon will everyone in America either be a) an addict or b) someone who treats addicts?),-treatment-will-too/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.

— OUTSTANDING: Village of Chatham Board members vote against recreational marijuana sales

— The Ongoing Clash Between Trump And Big Cities – CHERYL CORLEY

— Cronin Proposes Ninth Consecutive Balanced Budget – Evan Shields

— New candidate Dr. Eric Wallace wants to bring ‘morals, character, values’ to 40th District Senate seat – Glenn Minnis

— Lightfoot poll shows major shift in Chicagoans’ attitudes about their city (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Chicago want Chicago to be viewed as being anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Joe Walsh, Bill Weld swing at Trump in first GOP primary debate – Melissa Leon

— Excellence or equity in education? Let’s look at Evanston, Illinois (home of Northwestern) and Naperville, Illinois (western suburbs of Chicago) and their two different approaches to achievement. – John Foley
— The meaning of ‘Howdy, Modi’ – Richard Jack Rail

— Trump: We Have the Right to Protect Our Borders – Melanie Arter
— Taylor Swift Shouldn’t Support Equality Act: Here Are 7 Reasons Why – Monica Burke

— YOUTH AND IGNORANCE – Walter E. Williams

— Employers Used Facebook to Keep Women and Older Workers From Seeing Job Ads. The Federal Government Thinks That’s Illegal. In a first, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that companies violated civil rights law through their use of Facebook’s targeting advertising. – Ariana Tobin

— Feds Say Companies Used Facebook Ads During Hiring For Age, Gender Discrimination The EEOC found that seven companies — including Capital One — used discriminatory Facebook tools to hide ads from women and older users, a union group announced. – Ja’han Jones

– Two of Trump’s Republican challengers (Walsh and Weld) support impeachment effort – Trevor Hunnicutt

— Walsh, Weld hammer Trump at GOP debate: ‘It’s not about the issues, it’s about Trump’ – WILL STEAKIN

— Bernie Sanders Proposes a Wealth Tax: ‘I Don’t Think That Billionaires Should Exist’ Mr. Sanders is embracing an idea at the center of Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign. His proposal goes further in who would be taxed and how much money would be raised. – Thomas Kaplan

— As hate crime laws expand, who to exclude as victims? – Rob Kuznia (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, only Republicans commit hate crimes, and further, only Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— D.C.’s Takoma is a neighborhood that fought for diversity and still reaps its benefits – Nina Zafar (DIERSEN: What do real estate agents say about those who live in your neighborhood, in your precinct, and in your municipality?)

— Trump tells UN the truth about globalism and nationalism – Editorial

— SAT Scores Fall as More Students Take the Test Greater number of districts are offering tests free to students during the school day, creating a more diverse pool – Tawnell D. Hobbs (DIERSEN: When you were in high school, were you viewed as being “college material?” When I was in high school, I was not viewed as being “college material.” Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I spent my junior and senior years and the summer in between washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. I just barely made into the upper 20% of my class. My ACT score was only 24. I was 1-A for draft notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (
— Warren’s Profligate Sop to Seniors She promises to lift Social Security beneficiaries out of poverty—at a price tag of $70,000 apiece.
– John F. Cogan (DIERSEN: My Social Security is dramatically less because I have a Civil Service Retirement System pension.)

— Facebook Settled, But the Ad Bias Scandal Isn’t Over The U.S. government is pursuing claims that job postings by Capital One and Enterprise violated anti-bias law. – Josh Eidelson , Paige Smith , and Jaclyn Diaz

— ‘This Is Donald Trump’s Party.’ Republicans Running Against Trump Fail to Divide a United GOP – Renae Reints

— Housing Markets Turning Ugly In 2019 – Andrew DePietro

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Local governments spend millions caring for migrants dumped by Trump’s Border Patrol Migrants arrive exhausted, out of money, even sick from time in Border Patrol custody. Local governments spend millions for their care. – Alan Gomez (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.)

— Marijuana enthusiast Seth Rogen releases PSA promoting National Expungement Week (DIERSEN: What do you want your critics/opponents to expunge from your record? To start with, I want my Democrat superiors in the federal government to expunge from my employment record all the adverse actions that they took against me. Then I want my critics/opponents to expunge the adverse actions that they had the following take against me: Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.)

— I’m old, not dead! The offensive way media portrays our older adult population Ageism costs the U.S. economy billions of dollars — not to mention the lost joy and productivity of Americans over age 50. – Lois M. Collins (DIERSEN: What do you say to older people who pander to younger people by demonizing, denigrating, condemning, and destroying older people? How strong is age discrimination in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county? I should write a book about the biggest age discriminators in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County.)

— Speaking Out Against Student Evaluations Sociologists and more than a dozen other professional groups take a stand against using student evaluations of teaching as a primary measure of teaching effectiveness. – Colleen Flaherty (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who run GAO, they had subordinates evaluate their supervisors. Those subordinates knew full-well that GAO wanted to get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and who had no made GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.)

— Federal employees demand an end to Trump’s anti-union policies – Jessie Bur

— Reskilling And Upskilling Offer Opportunities and Challenges for Agencies and Employees – Jeff Neal (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)

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.