September 28 Morning Edition



— Rauner wants Kavanaugh delay, Pritzker wants FBI probe
— Democratic candidate Terra Costa Howard withdraws from Tribune endorsement session over McQueary column


— Brett Kavanaugh nomination: Senate Judiciary Committee set to vote Friday – AP–/4358519/


— Ford, Kavanaugh, raw emotion and the rule of law – John Kass
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Send job applicant Brett Kavanaugh a rejection letter.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Thank you, Christine Blasey Ford.”
— Chicagoans tune in to watch Ford, Kavanaugh testify at Supreme Court confirmation hearing – Ally Marotti, Elvia Malagon and Katie Galioto (DIERSEN: The September 27, 2018 GOPUSA ILLINOIS Evening Edition email included links to 56 Kavanaugh articles. The September 27, 2018 GOPUSA ILLINOIS Morning Edition email included 36 such links.)
— Men outnumber women nearly 2-to-1 in STEM roles on TV and in movies. That may discourage girls from tech careers. – Ally Marotti (DIERSEN: Are you a White male? What jobs have you had that are/were traditionally held by minorities and/or by females? My understanding is that a) I was the first and only White male part-time dishwasher that S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights employed and b) that I held the job longer than anyone else. I held that job for 18 months while I was a junior and senior at Crete-Monee High School 1964-1966.)
— Candidate nights to offer glimpse into who is on the Nov. 6 ballot in Naperville – Suzanne Baker
— Coming to grips with the costs of raising a high school student – Rob Manker


— Flood of Colombian cocaine headed to Chicago, other big U.S. cities, DEA says – Frank Main
— Cupich apologizes for ‘my poor choice of words’ on priest sex abuse crisis – Robert Herguth
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “I think he did it.”


— DuPage sheriff candidates debate the use of bodycams – Robert Sanchez
— Practical, immediate steps for countering Springfield’s harassment culture – Editorial
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “GOP may pay a price for gambling on Kavanaugh.”
— Kavanaugh wrongly claims he could drink legally in Maryland – AP


— Crisis? What pension crisis? Years of hysteria. No calamity. Here’s how the pension morass has gained a Chicken Little quality that’s left voters numb and given politicians cover to dodge the issue. – Tim Jones


— Immigrant And Health Advocates Gear Up For ‘Public Charge’ Rule Fight – Odette Yousef (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants who were, who are, and/or who will be public charges because they have voted, they are voting, and/or they will vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants who were, who are, and/or who will be public charges because RINOs want cheap labor.)


— Rauner: Huge Toyota-Mazda plant could have been in central Illinois – Derek Beigh


— Rauner promises change, better handling of Madigan – DEREK BEIGH
— Rauner: Burdensome regs doomed Toyota-Mazda plant from coming to McLean County – DEREK BEIGH


— 3 out 4 in Illinois say state going in wrong direction – RICK PEARSON (DIERSEN: Democrats run Illinois.)
— Media ignores Trump’s economy – Michael Reagan


— The Chicken Little Effect on Illinois’ Pension Crisis Years of unfulfilled warnings of imminent fiscal collapse due to pension debt have numbed Illinois voters to a still real threat and given politicians an election year escape hatch to avoid talk about the state’s most difficult problem. – Tim Jones


— Second Amendment group seeks plaintiffs to sue AG Madigan, DCFS – Robert Hadley


— POLL: HIGH TAXES NO. 1 REASON ILLINOISANS CONSIDER LEAVING STATE – Joe Barnas (DIERSEN: For me, reasons to consider leaving Illinois include the success that anti-Trumps are having in making more and more and more people in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois 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.)


— American Bar Association calls to delay Kavanaugh vote until after an FBI investigation – Gabriella Muñoz (DIERSEN: To call for an investigation of an accusation is to hint/imply/argue/shout that you believe that accusation is true.)




— Democrats’ Kavanaugh Circus Will Help Republicans in November – Star Parker
— Left released GOP Judiciary Comm. members home addresses and phone numbers (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican? If you are, what would you do if Democrats officially called for you and/or for you family to me harmed?)


— What your GOP Congress did while you were distracted – Daniel Horowitz


— Conservative Leaders Speak Out on Media’s Treatment of Brett Kavanaugh – Randy DeSoto (DIERSEN: Who are the conservative leaders in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality? During the last 12 hours, last 24 hours, last week, last month, last year, last 5 years, last 10 years, last 15 years, and last 20+ years, a) how many articles have they written that defend and advance conservative principles, including the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and Second Amendment planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and b) how many of those articles have they posted on their website and emailed me the hyperlink? If you do not regularly write, post, and share articles that defend and advance conservative principles, you are NOT a conservative leader.)


— NRA Denounces ‘Smear’ Campaign, Stands with Brett Kavanaugh – Awr Hawkins
— Iowa Voters Blame Employers for Hiring Illegal Aliens After Mollie Tibbetts Murder – John Binder (DIERSEN: Employers want employees who they can exploit. Ever-increasingly, employers make it clear that want to hire citizens of foreign countries and get rid of their employees who are citizens of America. Citizens of foreign countries are far easier to exploit.)
— Trump’s ICE Spikes Deportations in 2018 – Neil Munro


— Christine Ford “Doesn’t Remember” Much, Democrats Just Play Politics, and Kavanaugh Should be Confirmed – GARY BAUER


— Fed Spending Spree Included Millions on Cars, Scooters, Fidget Spinners Agencies rush to exhaust budgets in final week of fiscal year – Elizabeth Harrington


— GOP says they’re moving forward with Friday vote on Kavanaugh – JORDAIN CARNEY


— Attack on commonly used voting machine could tip an election, researchers find – TIM STARKS


— How the fight over Kavanaugh in the Senate could more directly impact the race for House CNN Digital Expansion 2018 – Rebecca Berg and Dan Merica
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the race against Republican Rep. Peter Roskam in the Chicago suburbs, Democrat Sean Casten has been honing in on Kavanaugh since his nomination in July, initially focusing on concerns that Kavanaugh might vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. Decades ago, Roskam’s district was represented by Henry Hyde, the namesake of the Hyde Amendment restricting federal funding for abortions. But the district’s complexion has shifted since Hyde’s time, and Casten has sought to capitalize on a growing pro-choice contingent. Casten has also used Kavanaugh’s nomination to criticize Roskam as a rubber stamp for the President; this week, the Casten campaign has promoted an ad on Facebook calling on Roskam to withdraw his support for the embattled nominee. But the dramatic hearing Thursday, including Ford’s tearful testimony, has upped the ante further. “I think it means we’re going to keep the pressure on (Roskam), that people should believe women,” said Greg Bales, Casten’s campaign manager. “She (Ford) showed incredible courage, and Peter Roskam doesn’t have the courage to stand up to Trump.” Roskam’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment. “This is an important issue,” Bales added, “and we’re going to continue bringing attention to it.”)


— When was the party? Kavanaugh’s 1982 summer comes into focus – ALANNA DURKIN RICHER
— Teens didn’t need Brett Kavanaugh to know what they write endures – Carolyn Thompson (DIERSEN: What do you say to teens who increasingly make it clear that they are 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? What do you say to teens who increasingly make it clear that they want socialism, dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things?)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats glorify you and praise you if you demonize, denigrate, and condemn men who are Trump supporters, Christian, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, non-veteran, and/or if their ancestors have been in America for a long time.
— Trucks Built by a Woman Are Still Rare in America Even as Worker Shortages Loom – Tiffany Hsu (DIERSEN: In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted, saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they are anti-American.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Why Brett Kavanaugh Wasn’t Believable And why Christine Blasey Ford was.”
— Male, Female or ‘X’: The Push for a Third Choice on Official Forms New York City is the latest place to offer gender-neutral birth certificates. But after someone changes the sex to “X,” things get complicated. – Andy Newman (DIERSEN: Since the 1960s, the federal government has been under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to meet Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets, that is, to hire, to retain, and to promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females. To meet the aforesaid quotas, goals, and targets, will Democrats encourage potential and current federal employees a) to change their race to minority and b) to change their gender to female?)
— What We’ve Learned About Undecided Voters Heading Into the Midterms Our polling suggests they could help Democrats in the Sun Belt and Republicans in the North. – Nate Cohn


— Kavanaugh is lying. His upbringing explains why. The elite learn early that they’re special — and that they won’t face consequences. – Shamus Khan (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned my Missouri Synod Lutheran upbringing. They include activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats work a) to promote LGBTQ activity and b) to destroy the traditional family.

— In Little Saigon, strong support for Trump’s war on illegal immigration collides with other realities – Anh Do


— Democrats Walk Out
— Confirm Brett Kavanaugh The Judge rightly called out the politics of ‘search and destroy.’ – Editorial
— Senators Weigh Kavanaugh’s Fate After Emotional Hearing The fate of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court is unclear following a sexual-assault allegation – Natalie Andrews, Peter Nicholas and Kristina Peterson
— Tech Firms Face Bias Accusations at Congressional Hearing Google’s CEO to meet Republican leaders on Friday, as a recording raises questions about employees’ views of conservatives – John D. McKinnon
— Senate, Nation Transfixed by Ford’s and Kavanaugh’s Testimony Across the country, Americans stopped their routines to watch the hearing – Valerie Bauerlein, Leslie Brody, Dan Frosch (DIERSEN: The September 27, 2018 GOPUSA ILLINOIS Evening Edition email included links to 56 Kavanaugh articles. The September 27, 2018 GOPUSA ILLINOIS Morning Edition email included 36 such links.)
— Kavanaugh High-School Friend Mark Judge, a Potential Key to Many Questions, Is Absent Writer has refused to appear for hearing, and says he doesn’t remember events Christine Blasey Ford alleges – Alex Leary and Siobhan Hughes (DIERSEN: What did you do during the summer before your senior year in high school? I worked full-time for the minimum wage for S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights either washing dishes or doing stock boy work. I lived with my parents and brother in Crete. I drove a 1958 Chevy BelAir. I saved all the money that I could to buy a new car to use to commute to classes at UIC the next year.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In his book, Mr. Judge wrote of being “completely hooked” on alcohol the summer before his senior year, a disorder that he wrote he brought to his job bagging groceries at the local supermarket. “Invariably I would be hungover—or still drunk—when I got to work at seven in the morning, and I spent most of the first hour just trying to hold myself together.” Mr. Judge graduated high school in 1983, which would have made 1982 the summer before his senior year. That is the same year that Dr. Ford has suspected the alleged attack may have occurred, although she said she could better pinpoint the time frame if she knew when Mr. Judge was working at a local Safeway grocery store, where she ran into him.)
— New Laws Aim to Make Work Hours More Predictable Research indicates regular schedules benefit staffers’ well-being; complications for employers – Rachel Feintzeig (DIERSEN: While I worked part-time for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969, I was “on call” 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Frequently, I was called in to work because my coworkers had called in sick or just failed to show up for work. Even though I would have available to work every Friday, every Saturday, every Sunday, every Monday, every holiday, and every day that NIU would not be in session, my Democrat Park Forest Post Office superiors forced me to resign in September of 1969 saying that I would not be available to work enough days. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran. In retrospect, with benefit of hindsight, I should have filed a grievance to keep my job. But my Democrat superiors were doing everything that they could to make the Park Forest Post Office a “hostile workplace” for me. They stressed that I was avoiding the draft by seeking and obtaining student draft deferments. Virtually all my coworkers, supervisors, and superiors were veterans.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-conservative says “Colleges Favor Academics Over Activism.”


— APRIL 26, 2014 FLASHBACK: 8 Inappropriate Things You Might Be Doing At Work – Aaron Taube (DIERSEN: If I were to write a book about the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, I would title it “Hostile Workplace.”)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 1. Asking someone when they plan to retire. . .2. Making fun of someone’s whiteness. . .3. Making positive generalized statements about an ethnic group or race. . .4. Repeatedly asking about someone’s family health history. . .5. Commenting on a coworker’s appearance. . .6. Using gendered language. . .7. Asking someone to speak for the people of their race/ethnicity/gender/sexuality. . .8. Asking people about their religious beliefs.)


— ‘November is coming’: Emotions run high as protesters, backing Christine Ford, shout ‘shame’ – Caroline Simon
— 59 arrested near Supreme Court as thousands nationwide rally against Kavanaugh nomination – Caroline Simon and John Bacon
— On Kavanaugh vs. Ford, a Supreme Court showdown hinges on whom you believe – Susan Page (DIERSEN: Who has worked the hardest to destroy your credibility? I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to destroy my credibility.)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Take the jump, or accept a counteroffer? – Paul Davidson (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my Democrat IRS superiors did not give me a counteroffer when GAO offered me a transfer in 1980 when I was 31 years old. I was holding a GS-12 position at IRS that my Democrat IRS superiors wanted to give to one of my GS-11 Democrat coworkers who was a minority and/or a female. Firestone Stores did not make me a counteroffer when Oldsmobile offered me a job in early 1971 when I was 22 years old. My Firestone Stores boss did not approve of my demographics, especially my being Republican, a draft avoider, 100% German national origin, and a Missouri Synod Lutheran. Nevertheless, he did let me work part-time for him until the end of 1972.)


— Kavanaugh controversy makes teens mindful of what they post on social media – Anne Runkle


— How Federal Employees Can Plan a Successful Early Retirement – Micah Porter (DIERSEN: Based on my experience, federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran should plan on being forced to retire as soon as they are eligible if they do not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40. I became eligible to retire in 1993 when I was 45 years old. I survived only 4 more years until I was 49 in 1997.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps use Christine Blasey Ford to demonize, denigrate, and condemn individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Christian, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.


— Pro-LGBTQ groups reiterate call for Senators to vote against Brett Kavanaugh Senators hear testimony from Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford about alleged sexual assault incident – John Riley (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, promote LGBTQ activity demonize, denigrate, and condemn heterosexual men.)

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.