September 4 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Pence on Clinton: ‘Most Dishonest Since Richard Nixon’  Asked whether the Trump campaign would have higher ground on the issue of transparency if Pence and Trump released their tax returns, Pence said he would release his next week
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Pence-on-Clinton-Most-Dishonest-Since-Richard-Nixon-392260771.html
— Gold Star Parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan Speak at Islamic Convention in Rosemont  The Khan family made national headlines when they criticized Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the country in a speech at the DNC – Trina Orlando
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/gold-star-parents-khizr-ghazala-khan-speak-at-islamic-convention-rosemont-392264151.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Gold Star parents, Khizr and Ghazala Khan, speak in Rosemont
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/201176364-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps use the Khans to demonize, denigrate, and condemn infidels.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-khans-trump-speech-islamic-society–20160903-story.html
— Cheap labor costs more than it saves – Leanne Hoagland-Smith (DIERSEN: RINOs promote cheap labor.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/opinion/ct-ptb-hoagland-smith-labor-st-0905-20160903-story.html
— CEO in new book tells workers to take the long view of a career – Rex Huppke  (DIERSEN: When you were younger, did you “take the long view” of your career?  I sought and accepted three job offers from federal agencies – the Post Office in 1966 when I was 18 years old, IRS in 1971, and GAO in 1980.  One could argue that if I really wanted to have a successful career in the federal government, that is, GS-13 ($92,632) by age 25, GS-14 ($109,463) by age 30, GS-15 ($128,759) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service ($160,300) by age 40, a) I would have become a Democrat and b) I would have helped my superiors get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/careers/ijustworkhere/ct-career-direction-book-huppke-work-advice-0904-biz-20160902-column.html
— Resurrected parade on Southeast Side salutes organized labor – Nereida Moreno  (DIERSEN: What is your connection with unions?  Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are vehemently anti-union, if not union haters. They stress that I was a union member for almost 12 years, that unions helped me win grievances against the Post Office and IRS, that I might still be a GAO employee if GAO had been unionized in 1997, and that I have only bought cars that were built by union members.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-labor-day-parade-met-20160903-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURES: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: City wrestles with crisis of youth unemployment  Low-income areas offer few good jobs; unprepared people lack skills – Alexia Elejalde-Ryuiz  (DIERSEN: Were the jobs that you had when you were young “good.”  From what I see, none of my critics/opponent, their operatives, or their dupes would have taken the “bad” jobs that I had delivering newspapers, doing yard work, washing dishes, cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, pumping gasoline, and delivering mail.  They look down on people like me who held such jobs.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-youth-unemployment-chicago-neighborhood-0904-biz-20160527-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Their property-tax bills? Zero – Tim Novak
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/the-watchdogs-their-property-tax-bills-zero/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: They are among 4,188 senior citizens across Chicago who didn’t have to pay property taxes on their homes this year, a Chicago Sun-Times analysis of more than 880,000 tax bills and property assessments in the city has found. The tax breaks those seniors got meant higher taxes for everyone else, shifting $9.6 million in property taxes to other homeowners and businesses, most of whom have been socked with soaring tax bills this year caused by a combination of new, higher property values set by Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s tax hike to fund pensions for police and firefighters. Another 1,692 seniors living in the Cook County suburbs also received tax bills showing they owed no taxes on their homes this year, the Sun-Times found. It’s difficult to determine how much those breaks cost others in those suburbs since tax rates vary by community and school district. All of these seniors are benefiting from a program called the senior citizen assessment freeze, which the state of Illinois created two decades ago as a lifeline for older people who feared they’d be forced out of their homes when their neighborhoods became hot and real estate taxes skyrocketed. Under the program, the longer seniors stay in their homes, the more they can save on their property taxes, often ending up paying nothing at all.)
— Illinois public schools chiefs mostly men’s club – Katie Drews  (DIERSEN: Illinois public schools should consider bringing in Charles Bowsher.  During the 1980s and 1990s, Bowsher had great success in getting rid of GAO’s employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/bga-public-eye-illinois-public-schools-chiefs-mostly-mens-club/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Labor Day’s become a day off rather than a holiday – Editorial  (DIERSEN: What is your connection with unions?  Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are vehemently anti-union, if not union haters. They stress that I was a union member for almost 12 years, that unions helped me win grievances against the Post Office and IRS, that I might still be a GAO employee if GAO had been unionized in 1997, and that I have only bought cars that were built by union members.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160903/discuss/160909619/
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: Labor Day was born, in large measure, as so many things seem to be in the United States, as a political favor granted to a special interest group. The national holiday was approved unanimously by Congress in 1894 and signed into law by President Grover Cleveland at least in part to reach out to trade unions following the bitter and bloody Pullman Strike of that year. Did the politicians of that time feel a genuine allegiance to unions? Many did, so we don’t want to get too cynical here. And the holiday without question was a sincere tribute by a large number to the achievements the labor movement had made on behalf of the worker. But there was a benefit for politicians who backed it — support from unions that were growing in strength. And a benefit for the unions — annual promotional branding in parades and celebrations across America. The holiday’s roots in the organized labor movement actually extended back a dozen years earlier when a more parochial version of it was celebrated in New York at the behest of the Central Labor Union. Is it still viewed largely as a tribute to union workers and the benefits generated by the American labor movement? Well, it no doubt is if you live in a union household. But the holiday has evolved to have a generalized meaning that is considerably more vague.)
— Election panel reform can’t come too soon – Jean Kaczmarek, Glen Ellyn
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160904/discuss/160909846/

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— No labor ‘Turnaround’ a year later for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner  Delving into whether Rauner’s agenda would work and its chances at approval – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/09/01/no-labor-turnaround-a-year-later-for-illinois-gov-bruce-rauner/aywds0z/
— IMRF investigation into McHenry County Board pensions ‘inconclusive’ – Kevin Craver
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/09/02/imrf-investigation-into-mchenry-county-board-pensions-inconclusive/asw97us/

 

NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMES
— Fun Fest to follow: Cal City Labor Day Parade – David P. Funk
http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/illinois/fun-fest-to-follow-cal-city-labor-day-parade/article_37151cb5-9084-5aef-be44-1b7b28344700.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Parade participants will include Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Matteson; Miss Teen Illinois 2016 Lindsey Pearlman, the Illinois National Guard, the Chicago Bears drum line, White Sox mascot Southpaw, the Jesse White Tumblers, America’s Little Miss pageant winners, the Thornton Fractional North band and dance team, the Thornridge Marching Falcons, the Calumet City Lions and the Calumet City Cavaliers.)

 

HERALD NEWS
— State budget woes have led to little action on reform proposals pushed by Rauner – KEVIN CRAVER and BOB OKON
http://www.theherald-news.com/2016/09/01/state-budget-woes-have-led-to-little-action-on-reform-proposals-pushed-by-rauner/apipha/

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois justices must give voters a chance to end incumbents’ tyranny – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article99543292.html

 

QUINCY HERAL WHIG
— Coattails don’t make difference, voters do – Doug Wilson
http://www.whig.com/20160904/coattails-dont-make-difference-voters-do

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Politics and money taint court rulings – Editorial
http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-politics-and-money-taint-court-rulings/article_e81d1fd9-b09d-5989-8e20-7b79bdc865d3.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Kirks say “anti-Duckworth ad mostly false.”
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20160903/bernard-schoenburg-fact-checker-finds-anti-duckworth-ad-mostly-false
— Did you notice the strike that wasn’t? – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160903/statehouse-insider-did-you-notice-strike-that-wasnt
—  Reminiscing on Blago’s rise and fall – Andy Shaw  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes blame me for all losses that Republicans have suffered since 2000, but especially Jim Ryan’s loss to Blago in 2002.)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20160903/andy-shaw-reminiscing-on-blagos-rise-and-fall

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Illinois’ costly prison problem – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2016-09-04/illinois-costly-prison-problem.html

 

THE SOUTHERN
— Big money, few ideas: Should Southern Illinois voters expect more from legislative candidates? – MOLLY PARKER
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/big-money-few-ideas-should-southern-illinois-voters-expect-more/article_8e7c742e-3766-509b-95c0-8b86acbb6be2.html
— Roeder: Job growth? Not in Illinois
http://thesouthern.com/news/opinion/editorial/guest/roeder-job-growth-not-in-illinois/article_c60adc73-b0bf-51cc-b679-184518025b7b.html

 

  1. LOUIS DISPATCH
    — Banning the box, and salary history, too – Kris LaGrange  (DIERSEN: Have you ever been convicted of a felony?  I nave not.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would attribute my not having a felony conviction a) to my being White, b) to my having been born with a silver spoon in my mouth, and c) to my having always been privileged.  Do your critics/opponents demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you as having been overpaid?  Mine do.  In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 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 33.)
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/banning-the-box-and-salary-history-too/article_a86ecda8-8de3-5831-ad1e-b8de2bc87a98.html

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— How Pope Francis Betrayed His Name – Raymond Ibrahim
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/09/how_pope_francis_betrayed_his_name.html

 

FEDERALIST
— Donald Trump Is Killing Republicans With Minorities  What would it take for Republicans and conservatives to call Donald Trump out either for being racist or intentionally appealing to racists? Honest question. – Mitchell Blatt
http://thefederalist.com/2016/09/04/donald-trump-killing-republicans-minorities/

 

NATHIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER
— The Pew study on (almost) why people choose which congregation to attend – Michael Sean Winters  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, those who a) promote dependency on government, b) LGBTQ activity, c) abortion, d) mass/illegal immigration, e) pot, gambling, booze, and other vices, f) race based preference giving, g) gender based preference giving, h) age discrimination, i) abolition of the Second Amendment, j) hatred of those who are not a member of their church, k) hatred of those who are not a member of any church, l) hatred of those of German national origin, m) hatred of Missouri Synod Lutherans, n) hatred of those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, o) hatred of Whites, p) hatred of men, q) hated of older people, r) hatred of conservatives, s) hatred of Republicans, t) hatred of non-poor people, u) hatred of gun owners, v) hatred of Americans, w) etc. join churches that promote the aforesaid, attend services at churches that promote the aforesaid, and/or give money to churches that promote the aforesaid.  But far more troubling than the aforesaid are those who join churches, attend church services, and/or give money to churches TO GET A LICENSE TO SIN.  I should write a book about my hate-filled critics/opponents, their hate-filled operatives, and their hate-filled dupes who are a member of a church, who attend church services, and/or who give money to a church.)
https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/pew-study-almost-why-people-choose-which-congregation-attend

 

THE HILL
— Right seeks to kill the lame duck session – Cristina Marcos
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/294361-right-seeks-to-kill-the-lame-duck

 

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Is Rudy Giuliani Losing His Mind?”
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/09/rudy-giuliani-donald-trump-2016-214207

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries THAT PROMOTE LGBTQ ACTIVITY crow over their success in destroying individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries THAT DO NOT PROMOTE LGBTQ ACTIVITY.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/opinion/sunday/the-big-gay-sway.html
— You’re How Old? We’ll Be in Touch  Ageism in the workplace is toxic, and it hurts everyone. – ASHTON APPLEWHITE  (DIERSEN: Who are the biggest age discriminators in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  I should write a book about the biggest age discriminators in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.  The aforesaid have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being old since I moved to Wheaton in 1978 when I was 29 years old. “Old” is code for conservative.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/opinion/sunday/youre-how-old-well-be-in-touch.html
— The Formula for a Richer World? Equality, Liberty, Justice – DEIRDRE N. McCLOSKEY  (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party formula for a richer world is to use government a) to take money, jobs, opportunities, etc. away from Republicans and b) to give that money, those jobs, those opportunities, etc., to Democrats.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/upshot/the-formula-for-a-richer-world-equality-liberty-justice.html
— Learn to Love the Job You’ve Got – ADAM BRYANT  (DIERSEN: Democrats are nasty.  The missions that the Post Office, IRS, and GAO have are important.  While I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, for IRS 1971-1980, and for GAO 1980-1997, I focused on those agency’s missions.  That helped me deal with the tremendous efforts by my nasty Democrat superiors, nasty Democrat supervisors, nasty Democrat coworkers, and nasty Democrat subordinates to waste my career and to get rid of me because I have always been a Republican.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/business/ben-chestnut-of-mailchimp-learn-to-love-the-job-youve-got.html
— Realtors and Ethics – BRYAN MILLERS
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/realestate/realtors-and-ethics.html
— What Religion Would Jesus Belong To? – Nicholas Kristof  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that 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 WOULD SAY THAT JESUS WOULD BELONG TO A RELIGION THAT IS 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.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/opinion/sunday/what-religion-would-jesus-belong-to.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that 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 HINT/IMPLY/ARGUE/SHOUT THAT individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries 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 IGNORE FACTS.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/opinion/sunday/why-facts-dont-unify-us.html
— A Bold Attempt to Redefine ‘Dissidence’ in Cuba –  ERNESTO LONDONO  (DIERSEN: Who paints you as being a dissident?  Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that 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 DEMONIZE ME, DENIGRATE ME, AND CONDEMN ME AS BEING A DISSIDENT.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/opinion/sunday/a-bold-attempt-to-redefine-dissidence-in-cuba.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Dissident” is a loaded word in Cuba, a label used to discredit and punish. Those who have embraced the term can be shut out of public jobs and are often subjected to arbitrary detentions and beatings. This year, with expectations reset by the normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States, Luis Manuel Otero and Yanelis Nuñez Leyva, a couple in Havana, figured it was time to redefine what it means to be a dissident. They created the Museum of Dissidence in Cuba, a website that chronicles the long line of people who have stood in opposition to the government throughout history. Among the dissidents they feature are President Raúl Castro and his brother, Fidel, who took power through an armed revolt, along with prominent leaders of modern opposition groups, who have been suppressed by the Cuban government. The project carries an implicit message: The current ruling class, which seems so rigidly entrenched, will most likely be replaced one day.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If claim to be an anti-Trump “Republican Leader,” the following will glorify and praise you: 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.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/29/us/politics/at-least-110-republican-leaders-wont-vote-for-donald-trump-heres-when-they-reached-their-breaking-point.html

 

SANDIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
— How to tell if a company’s culture is right for you – Michelle V. Rafter  (DIERSEN: Non-veteran White males who are seeking a job with the federal government should be advised that with only rare exceptions, a) the longer that you are a federal employee, the less likely that private sector employers will hire you, b) your career will be wasted and you will be gotten rid of if you do not make GS-13 ($92,632) by age 25, GS-14 ($109,463) by age 30, GS-15 ($128,759) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service ($160,300) by age 40, c) you will be expected to help your superiors and supervisors get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, and d) virtually everyone despises if not hates federal employees, former federal employees, and federal retirees.)
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/sep/03/how-to-tell-if-a-companys-culture-is-right-for-you/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: According to career coaches, recruiters and other experts, it takes a fair amount of sleuthing to get the scoop on what a company’s really like to work for, including researching potential employers’ financials, reputation and hiring practices and talking to current and former employees and managers. “Watch, look, and listen to the people already there,” advises career coach Paula Gregorowicz of The Paula G. Co. “Is there a vibe of adrenaline and intense pressure? What do they expect of you in terms of availability?” she suggests asking. “Few people on their deathbed wish they spent more time at work. Choose wisely according to your personal values and when an employer shows you what they are like, believe them.” Here are other suggestions for uncovering a prospective employer’s true colors, from career experts and coaches, recruiters and company owners:)

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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