September 29 Morning Edition

— JOSHUA NAPONIELLO: MY DAY WITH DONALD TRUMP IN BOLINGBROOK  (DIERSEN: Those who spoke very highly of Trump at this outstanding event included Roger Claar and Rudy Giuliani.  The 300+ attendees included John Cabello, Brad Cole, Dan Cronin, Demetra DeMonte, Kirk Dillard, Ron Gidwitz, Dan Hampton, David MacNeil, Richard Porter, Todd Ricketts, Skip Saviano, Tim Schneider, Mickey Straub, and Dave Tornga.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: How crazy is it that I ended up volunteering for perhaps the next president of the United States?  I mean you would have thought that by talking to Roger Claar the Mayor of Bolingbrook, I would volunteer at a Trump fundraiser! I can only say it was the best event that I have worked on in my early political life. Setting up tables was a challenge but greeting people by the door was amazing. Friendly faces, attitudes, familiar faces like (former State Senator) Kirk Dillard, (Bolingbrook Mayor) Roger Claar and (Chicago Cubs’ owner) Todd Ricketts.  I also had the pleasure of sitting next to (former New York City Mayor) Rudy Giuliani during the lunch. The speech that Trump delivered was electrifying. Reducing regulations, repealing Obamacare, and lowering taxes on the middle class. Straight to the point concise, was how his speech was, and everyone stood and applauded our future president of the United States. Unfortunately, there was a negative point, as I was called traitor and fake by Mexican protesters against Trump, yet I kept my smile and head straight up and continued to help Trump. After the event I traveled outside to see Trump supporters waving American flags and chanting “USA,USA,USA”. I got to talk to some of the Trump supporters and we discussed Trump at the first debate. Another highlight was being quoted in a Chicago Tribune story, link here,amp.html  Otherwise I had a great time and learned from Trump what it means to be a leader. Joshua Naponiello is a 19 year old student at College of DuPage.)


— Chicago police banned from threatening immigrants under Emanuel-backed measure – John Byrne  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Chicago a) encourage people to come to America illegally, b) encourage people to stay in America illegally, and c) encourage people to bring people to America illegally.)
— Just say no to Narcan? Heroin rescue efforts draw backlash – AP  (DIERSEN: Untended consequences SEE:  “In the social sciences, unintended consequences (sometimes unanticipated consequences or unforeseen consequences) are outcomes that are not the ones foreseen and intended by a purposeful action.”)–heroin-overdoses-backlash-20160925-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: First responders in U.S. communities reeling from waves of heroin overdoses say some people tell them they should just say no to using so many resources on drug abusers. Authorities say people have expressed frustration about rescuing addicts who often immediately resume using the potentially deadly drug. There are also concerns voiced about the wide-ranging social and government budget costs involved, including for the overdose antidote naloxone. Some signs of heroin overdose backlash: — Gov. Paul LePage in hard-hit Maine vetoed legislation this year to expand access to naloxone, usually under the brand name Narcan. He has explained that when people are receiving a dozen or more doses, they should start having to pay for it. The Legislature overrode his veto. — An effort by authorities in Ohio’s Hamilton County to get a dangerous heroin batch off the streets by offering immunity for people who turn in drugs drew a rebuke from Sheriff Richard Jones in neighboring Butler County, who argued it only enables dealers and users and gives them an excuse if they are caught. — A police photo of a grandmother and her boyfriend unconscious after overdosing with a 4-year-old boy in their car went viral this month after the police department in Ohio’s East Liverpool posted it on Facebook, drawing thousands of comments including from people decrying lenience toward users who endanger children or steal to support their habits. — A retired attorney wrote an op-ed column in The Cincinnati Enquirer examining the costs of treating heroin addiction, the strain on public resources and the rise in “drugged driving” accidents as he urged aggressive punishment. “What social policy is advanced by subsidizing recklessness?” John M. Kunst Jr., of suburban Cincinnati, wrote earlier this year. “Why do we excuse and enable addiction?” “I understand the frustration,” said Police Chief Thomas Synan Jr. of Newtown, Ohio, who heads a Cincinnati-area heroin coalition task force. “I understand the feeling that someone is doing something to themselves, so why do the rest of us have to pay? But our job is to save lives, period.”)
— Millionaire mayor Rahm Emanuel finds $5.62 smoothie ‘a little pricey’ – Bill Ruthhart  (DIERSEN: From what I see, if you do not have at least $1 million in investable assets or if you are not track to have at least $1 million in investable assets by the time you retire, you are in big trouble financially.)


— Equal opportunity for all voters always comes first – Editorial


— Will Roskam debate for first time in 8 years? – Kerry Lester
—  Wide world of campaign coverage under way – Jim Slusher
— Longtime Alderman O’Connor named Aurora’s acting mayor – Amy Roth


— AFSCME makes its move in contract battle with Rauner – GREG HINZ
— Which Chicago is your neighborhood in? – GREG HINZ


— Donald Trump Hits Campaign Trail in Chicago – Paris Schutz


— Ivanka Trump portrays her father as a leader at Quincy campaign event – Doug Wilson


— Trump Fundraiser At Bolingbrook Attracts Mixed Response – TONY ARNOLD


— GOP attacks DelGiorno for pension he now won’t get – Bernard Schoenburg


— Dale Righter gains bigger budget role for GOP – DAN PETRELLA


— Ivanka Trump holds fundraiser in downtown Peoria


— Trump campaign talking points: Bring up Monica  Talking points also level new allegations – CNN


— Munger best bet for comptroller – Editorial


— Merit-Based Pay Getting Closer Look – Benjamin Yount  (DIERSEN: Measuring job performance is extremely subjective.  In 1989, the Democrats who ran GAO implemented their “pay-for-performance” system to help them get rid of the agency’s employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)


— Clinton vows to retaliate against foreign hackers – AP


— Governor Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda” still viable, impacting local elections – STEPHANIE ESTERS


— Trump rallies GOP faithful, attacks Clinton in Waukesha – Bill Glauber, Craig Gilbert and Meg Jones


— Rauner Won’t Say Whether He Favors Amending Illinois’ Constitution – AMANDA VINICKY  (DIERSEN: Democrats run Illinois.  If they could amend the Illinois Constitution, they would amend it to get rid of individuals, organizations, and governments that are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  They would amend the Illinois Constitution to promote dependency on government, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, pot, booze, gambling and other vices, abolishment of the First and Second Amendments, race and gender based preference giving, age discrimination, and the rest of the Democrat Party platform.)


— Help us win the fight for the Reader: its bold writing must be saved – Ben Joravsky  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Why does Diersen send out his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to anyone who wants them every morning and every evening free of charge and without any advertising?  ANSWER: Diersen promotes the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.  He who pays the piper calls the tunes, and Diersen does not want anyone to call his tunes.  Diersen can afford to donate the thousands of hours and thousands of dollars each year needed to put the emails together and to send them out.  Diersen fills a tremendous communication void in Illinois. No one else provides an email service that even comes close to what Diersen does.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As much as I may not like to admit it, I’m the old guy on the Reader staff. And so I’m writing on behalf of all the employees in our guild bargaining unit. My first Reader story – a freelanced restaurant review – ran in 1977, before many of my current colleagues were even born. I started covering politics for the paper in 1984. I’ve been a staff writer since 1990. That’s long enough for me to have learned a thing or two about what makes this paper so great. Yes, the Reader runs provocative theater, music, film, and food criticism, but just as important, its editors give writers the freedom to tell it like it is, even if we irritate the hell out of the powers that be.)


— 2017 Submission Period for Precinct Line Modification  The DuPage County Election Commission hereby notifies the general public and other interested parties of the scheduled submission period opening January 3, 2017, for modification to Precinct lines in DuPage County. For additional information, please contact the Election Commission at (630) 407-5600.


— Auditor General Report on College of DuPage Released – WOW! – Kirk Allen


— District U-46 School Board Needs the Boot and a Fat Lawsuit


— Republican candidate Dave Severin says he doesn’t want The Southern’s endorsement  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that no candidate should want my endorsement.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or 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.)
— Trump campaign blames Rauner-signed law for Chicago violence increase


— Comey tries again to defend Clinton email probe; objects to being called ‘weasel’




— University of Michigan Black Lives Matter debate shut down by protesters alleging racism, bigotry – Chris Enloe
— College student threatened after suggesting ‘progressive’ school’s admission process is ‘anything but fair’ – Jon Street  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that it unfair to Democrats, to minorities, to females, to younger people, and to veterans a) that the Post Office hired me in 1966 and let me work there for almost 3 years, b) that IRS hired me in 1971 and let me work there for almost 9 years, c) that IRS promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, d) that GAO hired me in 1980 and let me work there for almost 18 years, and d) that GAO promoted me in 1986.)




— Poll finds 7 percent of voters have ended friendships over the election – Nolan D. McCaskill  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they hate Trump and Trump’s supporters.  Anti-Trumps 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.)


— For Some Newspapers, Endorsing Clinton Means Losing Subscribers – SYDNEY EMBER  (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS has lost subscribers a) because I support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and other planks in the Republican Party platform and the Illinois Republican Party platform, b) because I support the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling, and c) because I refuse to serve as an operative or as a dupe for anyone.)
— Who’s Really Older, Trump or Clinton?  It’s a new age for age on the campaign trail. – Gail Collins  (DIERSEN: How old are you?  I am 68 years old today.  What is your position on age discrimination?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted age discrimination. They hint/imply/argue/shout that if you are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran you are stupid and you are lazy and you should be gotten rid of if you not earning at least $100,000/year by age 25, $150,000/year by age 30, $200,000/year by age 35, $250,000/year by age 40, $300,000/year by age 45, $350,000/year by age 50, $400,000/year by age 55, $450,000/year by age 60, $500,000/year by age 65, etc.)


— Enabler or family defender? How Hillary Clinton responded to husband’s accusers – Shawn Boburg
— Donald Trump’s weight problem: He can’t stop talking about ‘fat’ people – Katie Zezima and Jose A. DelReal
— Donald Trump’s rise reflects American conservatism’s decay – George F. Will  (DIERSEN: Which “Republicans” work the hardest against conservatism in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  I should write about the aforesaid in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.  The aforesaid focus on destroying the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Illinois Republican Party.)
— Companies are disclosing more about their political contributions, study says – Catherine Ho  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, the more money that an employer gives to Democrats, the less likely that employer will hire, retain, or promote Republicans.)
— Trump: ‘Google search engine was suppressing the bad news about Hillary Clinton’
— OUTSTANDING: Senate Republicans revive legislation to ban online gambling – Catherine Ho
— Why are African-Americans such loyal Democrats when they are so ideologically diverse? – Theodore R. Johnson


— How Generous Are the Candidates? Should Voters Care?  Clinton and Trump have told us something in the way they go about giving, or not giving.  SUZANNE GARMENT and  LESLIE LENKOWSKY  (DIERSEN: How generous are you?  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that they are extremely generous and b) that I am not generous at all. In my defense, I send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS each and every morning and each and every evening free of charge and without any advertising.)


— Trump claims he was ‘holding back’ in debate with Clinton – Dave Berman  (DIERSEN: Do your critics/opponents, their operatives and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that they are “holding back,” and that if you do not stop doing what they want you to stop doing, that they will harm you even more than they already have?  My critics/opponents, their operatives and their dupes have always done that.)


— How Unregulated Dark Money Is Reshaping State Politics  Several governors are using nonprofits to get themselves elected and promote their agendas once in office — without ever having to disclose where the money came from. – ALAN GREENBLATT


— Federal Workforce: Lessons Learned for Engaging Millennials and Other Age Groups (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors focused on a) hiring, retaining, and promoting young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) making way for them by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With more than 30% of federal employees eligible to retire by 2019, a lot of jobs could open up that the current federal workforce can’t fill. So, the government needs to recruit and retain the next generation of workers. Strong employee engagement—a positive feeling about one’s employer and its mission—tends to help agencies hire and keep employees. You might think that millennials are less engaged than other age groups, but the data in this testimony showed that engagement doesn’t vary much by age. Engagement increases for everyone when agencies demonstrate that they value their employees.)

— Donald Trump’s Net Worth Fell $800 Million Over the Past Year  Forbes’ new calculation puts the presidential candidate’s net worth at $3.7 billion. – Alicia Adamczyk
— What Boomers Have Learned About Retirement Saving  Younger generations should take note. – Dan Kadlec   (DIERSEN: Sadly, many, if not most, if not virtually all of my critics’/opponents’ operatives and dupes have saved little or nothing for their retirement.  Because of their need for money, they do/will do just about anything for my critics and for my opponents.)
— Lawsuit Alleges Exactly How Wells Fargo Pushed Employees to Abuse Customers  The complaints paint a picture of a toxic culture. – Athena Cao  (DIERSEN: The culture in the federal government is toxic for its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)

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.