September 9 Morning Edition

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps glorify and praise those who were brought to America illegally, who came to America illegally, who stay in America illegally, and who bring others to America illegally.


— Maybe next year: Gurnee continues battle to remove its name from hate-group map – Jim Newton
— Brookins to pay $5,000 fine for not keeping time sheets on convicted ex-chief of staff, other employees – Hal Dardick  (DIERSEN: Are/were you a wage earner?  I was a lowly wage earner 1964-1997. Have you kept all your time sheets? I have. I washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assemble line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
— School concussion numbers depend in part on parents’ reporting, Fox Valley districts say – Rafael Guerrero and Sarah Freishtat


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Republican says “Some GOP reps whine about politics of Harvey aid, but that’s DC.”


— Trust Act put to the test for 2nd McHenry County family – JORDYN REILAND


— University of Illinois begins $60M faculty recruiting effort – AP  (DIERSEN: Of course, candidates will have to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
— McCann says SUV a needed campaign purchase – Bernard Schoenburg
— Assessing the Damage: How the state budget impasse hurt our public colleges and universities – Frank Manzo IV  (DIERSEN: When will the damage to GAO caused by budget cuts during the 1980s and 1990s be assessed?)


— Spotlight falls on city salaries as Peoria looks to cut budget – Steve Tarter


— SB1 creates a budgetary time bomb – Scott Reeder


— Once A Blue-Collar Powerhouse, Harvey Now Faces A Dim Future – CHERYL CORLEY  (DIERSEN: What are your connections with Harvey? My aunt lived there for many years. I took and passed tests there to become a postal employee in 1966. I worked in IRS’s office there 1972-1973.)


— October promises to be busy for Will County Republicans – Caitlin Nordahl


— Jenner & Block Law Firm Files 93-Page Brief in Support of Release of Niceforo Macedo-Hernandez from McHenry County Jail


— State Rep. John Cabello, R-Machesney Park: Show your face at protests – Scot Bertram
— Following announced borrowing, State Rep. Allen Skillicorn, R-East Dundee, wants bill backlog audit – Greg Bishop


— The Darkened Minds of Feticide Cheerleaders – Laurie Higgins


— DACA media coverage is a nightmare of bias – Dan Gainor


— Southern Poverty Law Center’s Fundraising Practices Called Into Question  ‘…direct mail scam…’ – Jason Hopkins


— Student blasts affirmative action as ‘disservice to diversity’ – Toni Airaksinen


— Democrats on Rise After Cutting Funding Deal With Trump – AP
— Facebook Wins, Democracy Loses – SIVA VAIDHYANATHAN
— At Google, Employee-Led Effort Finds Men Are Paid More Than Women – DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot. If you push pot, you push destruction.


— Why Entitlements Keep Growing, and Growing, and . . . Once granted, benefits always multiply and are nearly impossible to repeal, John Cogan says. Only three presidents have been able to rein them in. – Tunku Varadarajan  (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint my Civil Service Retirement System pension, my federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy, and my Social Security as being unearned, undeserved, and excessive entitlements.)
— We’re Richer Than We Realize  The official economic statistics fail to account for quality improvements and new products. – Martin Feldstein
— How to Plan for an Unexpectedly Early Retirement  Steps on insurance, severance and other areas to prepare for a premature exit from the workforce – Anne Tergesen
— Your Confidence About Your Retirement Planning Is Probably Misplaced – Anne Tergesen


— Democrats activate deep cover agent Trump


— Microsoft pledges to protect ‘dreamer’ employees – Theresa Seiger  (DIERSEN: As GAO faced budget cuts during the 1980s and 1990s, GAO protected its employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran. That meant GAO’s employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran were gotten rid of.)


— Will labor purchase of Sun-Times make it working-class? – Jeff Sorel (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who look down on wage earners like I was 1964-1997.)


— WHAT’S BEHIND TRUMP’S SHOCKING DEAL WITH CHUCK AND NANCY?  Five theories are beginning to take hold. – T.A. FRANK


— Southern Poverty Law Center calls on Fox to correct “inaccurate” and “irresponsible” segment about the organization

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.