September 8 Evening Edition

— Aldermen Call For Up to 1,000 New Cops  Some Chicago aldermen are calling for up to 1,000 additional Chicago police officers to combat the headline-grabbing violence currently rocking the city, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. – Tom Schuba


— $5K REWARD OFFERED FOR INFORMATION ABOUT BABY FOUND IN WHEATON$5k-reward-offered-for-information-about-baby-found-in-wheaton/1504123/


— Chicago’s blues won’t arrest Green Party’s Stein on N.D. warrant – Tina Sfondeles
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump adds ‘spiller of state secrets’ to his resume.”


— Election officials push back on Trump’s “rigged” allegations – AP (DIERSEN: How many of the many millions who are in America illegally will use their false identifications to vote for Clinton and for the other Democrats?)–campaign-2016-election-confidence-20160908-story.html
— Latino population growth in Chicago, U.S. slowing, study says – Grace Wong and Nereida Moreno
— Illinois public universities have fluctuating enrollment after difficult year – Dawn Rhodes and Kate Thayer
— A federal solution to Chicago’s public pension mess – Ed Bachrach
— Wall Street on alert to danger of donating to Trump-Pence ticket – Bloomberg
— Pence sees Trump as fitting heir to Reagan mantle – AP–campaign-2016-pence-20160908-story.html
— Naperville Township clarifies legal bill – Genevieve Bookwalter


— TRAGIC: Naperville could clear downtown Walgreens to sell alcohol – Marie Wilson
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Walgreens in downtown Naperville isn’t allowed to sell alcohol because of concerns about drinking-related crime in the area, but the city appears on track to relax the rule.)


— University of Illinois president gets $100,000 bonus – AP
— A fix for the culture wars – CASS R. SUNSTEIN


— Election officials push back on Trump’s “rigged” allegations – AP (DIERSEN: How many of the many millions who are in America illegally will use their false identifications to vote for Clinton and for the other Democrats?)


— DuPage County Sheriff’s Office offers $5,000 reward to help locate mother of baby  Newborn girl found in backpack Aug. 15 near Wheaton


— STARBUCKS CEO ENDORSES HILLARY, STEAMS TRUMP’S “BIGOTRY, HATE, DIVISIVENESS” (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Starbucks a) refuse to hire non-Democrats, b) fire its non-Democrat employees, and c) refuse to sell anything to non-Democrats?)
— TRUMP RELEASES FOUR SCHOOL CHOICE OPTIONS FOR POVERTY-STRICKEN CHILDREN  (DIERSEN: Because my father made enough money that he could afford to sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always viciously demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being someone who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and who has always been privileged.)


— AUGUST 26, 2016 FLASHBACK: IRS doesn’t tell 1M taxpayers that illegals stole their Social Security numbers – Stephen Dinan  (DIERSEN: How many of the many millions who are in America illegally will use their false and stolen identifications to vote for Clinton and for the other Democrats?)


— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: McCain’s views on immigration depend on the language being used
(FROM THE ARTICLE:  Arizona Sen. John McCain’s Spanish- and English-language websites differ on what they say about the Republican’s views on immigration and homeland security. McCain’s English-language campaign website touts his work to boost border security and “reform our broken immigration system,” and the Spanish-language site promotes the 80-year-old senator’s teaming with Democrats to “work on a humane migratory reform that is sensitive to the needs of the immigrant community.” The sites differ in other ways as well, with an endorsement on the Spanish-language site by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and an endorsement by the American Conservative Union on the English-language site. The Spanish-language site was launched by campaign on Tuesday, a week after his Republican primary victory. McCain campaign spokeswoman Lorna Romero said the websites were “never intended to be identical.”)


— Clinton Foundation Deceived IRS On Tax Exemption From The Start – Mark Tapscott


— Democrats have been very successful in building themselves a natural base of new voters, who will be loyal to the party that gives them many free benefits. – Chad Groening  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promise voters that if elected, they will use government a) to take money, jobs, opportunities, etc. away from Republicans and b) to give that money, those jobs, etc. to Democrats.)


— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: Caterpillar Hires H-1B Foreign Graduates, Fires 300 American Professionals – NEIL MUNRO6


— New Class War  What America’s ruling elite fears about the 2016 election – DANIEL MCCARTHY (DIERSEN: What do members of the ruling elite in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois think of you?  Those who paint themselves as being operatives or dupes for members of the ruling elite in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois hint/imply/argue/shout a) that they blame me for all of their problems, for all of your problems, for all of my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems and b) that they want to get rid of me.)


— Reporter asks Clinton if she’s ‘treated differently’ in race ‘because you’re a woman’ – EDDIE SCARRY  (DIERSEN: To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group.  Since the 1960s, many laws have been passed that require everyone to give preference to women, that is, to discriminate against men.)


— The Hill’s 50 Most Beautiful list for 2016


— Threat of Strike Looms Over Start of Chicago School Year – AP
— Hillary Clinton Does Not Rule Out Sexism in 2016 Race – LIZ KREUTZ  (DIERSEN: To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group.  Since the 1960s, many laws have been passed that require everyone to give preference to women, that is, to discriminate against men.)


— Donald Trump ending press ‘blacklist’ – Brian Stelter  (DIERSEN: Who blacklists you?  Those who blacklist me 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 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.  Many blacklist me because I refuse to carry out their blacklist orders.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Donald Trump is ending a practice most journalists think he never should have started: his “blacklisting” of news outlets. Effective on Thursday, the Trump campaign says it will approve requests for press credentials from The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Politico, and other news organizations that were previously blocked by Trump. A campaign spokeswoman confirmed the change on Wednesday. Trump provided a cheeky statement to CNN about the restoration of credentials: “I figure they can’t treat me any worse!” Leaders of some of the affected newsrooms were glad to hear of the change, but said it shouldn’t have been necessary at all. “Access to a major party’s presidential campaign events shouldn’t be a favor to be granted or withheld,” Politico editor Susan Glasser said. “It is important to remember that this was an absurd policy to begin with and a dangerous precedent for any campaign to have set,” Huffington Post senior politics editor Sam Stein said. Several Trump aides, including campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, had been lobbying behind the scenes for a loosening of the restrictions against the Post and other news organizations. Trump’s running mate Mike Pence said five weeks ago that he was looking into the issue. The so-called “blacklist” took hold last year, when the campaign denied press credential requests from The Huffington Post and the Des Moines Register. The Daily Beast, BuzzFeed and Politico’s credential requests were also rejected by the campaign. At various points Univision has also been blocked. Related: Here are the media outlets banned by Trump seemingly formalized the bans last June when he announced that he had revoked the Post’s credentials. In August he threatened to add The New York Times to the list, but did not follow through. In most cases, reporters from the offending outlets were still able to attend Trump rallies as members of the general public, but without the access and privileges that press credentials provide. Some journalists took it as a badge of honor. But the rejection of individual news outlets was troubling, some press freedom advocates said, because of possible chilling effects and precedents. Recognizing the media controversy, and perhaps relishing it, Trump said in June that if elected president, he would not ban news outlets from the White House press briefing room. Lately, the bans were getting harder to enforce. A new print “pool” covering Trump was established at the end of August, and it included several blacklisted outlets. The three print pool chairs — Time magazine’s Zeke Miller and The New York Times’s Maggie Haberman and Ashley Parker — argued that candidates shouldn’t be able to pick the members of the pool rotation, a source with knowledge of the matter said. Related: On Mexico trip, Trump leaves press stranded Separately, news outlets have also been pressing for greater access to Trump, citing the Clinton campaign’s decision to let some reporters travel on Clinton’s plane. Even with this week’s change, Trump is likely to continue attacking the media. His 15-month-long campaign has doubled as a campaign against the media. He routinely depicts news outlets and individual journalists as opponents.)


— House Republicans Who Favor Immigration Overhaul Face Potential Losses – EMMARIE HUETTEMAN


— Voting restrictions echo Jim Crow laws, Hillary Clinton says – Chris Megerian  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout a) that if you are not a Democrat, you are a racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things and b) that if you are not a Democrat, Democrats will get rid of you.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Democrats rally around Clinton and paint Trump as unfit for office.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump flunks the commander-in-chief test.”  What tests have you passed?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always been furious a) that I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, b) that I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and c) that I passed all the test necessary to earn a job-related bachelor’s degree in 1970 and job-related masters degrees in 1976, 1980, and 1997.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Trump strategy for success? Fire everyone.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans say “Trump and Priebus’s sexism show the challenges Clinton will face — even if she wins.”–even-if-she-wins/2016/09/08/c561c82c-7603-11e6-b786-19d0cb1ed06c_story.html


— GAO Reports on IRS Guidance Procedures


— How Phyllis Schlafly led America to Donald Trump – DONALD T. CRITCHLOW


— Age Discrimination and Lost Income Are Hurting Older Workers – Reuters
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Age discrimination is illegal under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. The law prohibits treating job applicants or employees who are over age 40 less favorably because of age. (The law applies to employers with 20 or more workers.) But most of the complaints filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission focus on age-bias terminations rather than hiring – simply because hiring discrimination is so difficult to prove. Yet two-thirds of older workers believe age discrimination occurs in the workplace, according to a 2013 survey by AARP. Older job seekers need much more time to find a job than older workers – 36 weeks in 2015, compared with 26 weeks for younger workers, SCEPA data shows. The evidence on discrimination A recent study by economists at the University of California at Irvine and Tulane University found strong evidence of age discrimination in hiring, particularly for older women. The researchers sent out 40,000 dummy job applications that included signals on the job-seekers’ ages, and then monitored the response rates. They measured callback rates for various occupations; workers age 49-51 applying for administrative positions had a callback rate 29 percent lower than younger workers, and it was 47 percent lower for workers over age 64. Other studies suggest that the long-term jobless rate for women over age 55 is several percentage points higher than it is for men. But older men are struggling too – especially white males with less education. This shows up in government numbers on job tenure, according to Teresa Ghilarducci, a labor economist and SCEPA’s director. From 2012 to 2014, median job tenure with a current employer for white males age 55 and older with less education (high school or less) decreased to 16.7 years from 17.7 years, while job tenure for all other groups rose. “The people who are losing the most are white, high school-educated men,” she said.)


— Democrats Agree Candidate Health Important But Not Hillary’s

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.