Friday, April 18, 2008

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - April 18, 2008

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: EARTH SHAKING NEWS: Chicago area residents (INCLUDING YOUR GOPUSA ILLINOIS EDITOR) who were awake at 4:37 AM today felt tremors from a moderate earthquake centered in downstate Illinois
http://www.chicagotribune.com/chi-earthquake-webapr19,0,5148529.story
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: VERY SAD BUT NOT SURPRISING: Blagojevich uses kids and tourists to avoid answering questions from reporters
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-blagojevich-ducks-18apr18,0,3140263.story

DAILY HERALD
-- FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN DUPAGE EDITION: DIERSEN HEADLINE: DuPage County Election Commission rejects Kachiroubas' objection to seven Democrat candidate filings claiming that it was filed 10 minutes late. Durante says "We're going to fight it . . . Until someone tells me to fold my tent, I'm not folding my tent."
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=174952&src=2
-- Greenberg's campaign manager Brad Goodman leaves post - Russell Lissau
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=174822
-- Another $10 billion needed for projects, transit leaders warn - Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=175127&src=3
-- When politicians talk compassion, best to hold on tight to your wallet - Cal Thomas
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=174838
-- State Senate looking to guard young health Senate supports plans against alcohol, cigarettes and trans fats for kids (BUT WHAT ABOUT GUARDING AGAINST PROMISCUITY AND HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVITY?) - Amber Krosel and Nick Shields
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=174992&src=109
-- "The FBI has said the matricula card is not a secure document," said Rick Biesada of the Chicago Minuteman Project, which is planning to protest the mobile consulate Saturday. "This is a breeder document for illegals to get other documents," Biesada said.
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=175119
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: Again, the Daily Herald puts race based politics ahead of apprehending criminals. Even though Wheaton included in its police report the race of a robbery suspect, the Daily Herald refuses to include the suspect's race in its report.
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=174985
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Glen Ellyn police arrest a suspect for attempting to rob a 7-Eleven armed using a kitchen knife
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=175291
-- Local residents enjoy papal presence - Hafsa Naz Mahmood
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=175259&src=2
(FROM THE ARTICLE: (Milton Township Republican Precinct Committeeman) Lori Carlson says she had similar emotions a day earlier when she stood on the White House grounds and saw Pope Benedict and President George Bush speak. "It was an intriguing experience," the 58-year-old Glen Ellyn resident said Thursday. "Everybody was really in a fantastic state of mind and the pope was received so warmly." Carlson, who was invited to Wednesday morning's arrival ceremony through U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, described it as "a unique event." "Obviously, something like this doesn't happen every day," she said. Carlson said she enjoyed the apparent unity between Pope Benedict and President Bush. "They were so united in many of their thoughts that it was refreshing," she said. "Everyone around you totally appreciated the words of the president because they knew that many of the things he said were so in line with the pope.")
-- Thanks to Lauzen for his helpfulness - Kathy Soeder, St. Charles
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=174837&src=
-- God helps those who aid themselves - Connie Pohlman, Deer Park
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=174900&src=

ABC7
-- Obama defends Ayers connection following debate - Andy Shaw
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6087683 (Includes video clip)

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
-- Blagojevich, legislative leaders: Time to discuss capital bill funding
http://www.sj-r.com/News/stories/28895.asp
-- Blagojevich turns to state employees to further agenda It’s not the first time governor has tried this tactic - John O'Connor
http://www.sj-r.com/News/stories/28892.asp

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: VERY VERY VERY SAD: Those who encourage high school students to engage in homosexual activity a) blame the problems that those students have on those who discourage such activity and b) schedule a forum in Normal to blast those who discourage such activity
http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2008/04/17/news/doc48069930e381b418897999.txt
-- Illinois Senate advances ban on flavored cigarettes Watson: “How far do we take these things before we have state government or federal government running everything in our lives?” - Kathleen Haughney
http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2008/04/17/news/doc480818f70fa94058793266.txt
-- Clinton, Obama campaigns need to pull out of the mud - Editorial
http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2008/04/18/opinion/131178.txt

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
-- Illinois Senate backs ethics bill - Kevin McDermott
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/illinoisnews/story/C7DFCD2E29274E9E8625742E001984EC?OpenDocument

PIONEER LOCAL
-- Al Gore and global warming: Kirk's skepticism to be applauded - Nancy J. Thorner, Lake Bluff
http://www.pioneerlocal.com/lakeforest/news/forum/898794,Lf-letters-041708-s1.article

ILLINOIS REVEW
-- Nine Tough Women uphold Second Amendment - Fran Eaton
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2008/04/nine-tough-wome.html
-- Conservative Success: Stop the Infighting - Matt Gauntt
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2008/04/conservative-su.html
-- They shoot horses don't they? - Rosanna Pulido
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2008/04/minutemen-shoot.html

PUBLIC AFFAIRS
-- Fox News Channel and reporter Major Garrett misrepresent Obama: an intentional error? - Jeff Berkowitz
http://jeffberkowitz.blogspot.com/2008/04/fox-news-channel-and-reporter-major.html

CNS NEWS
-- Obama Compares Pro-Life Republican Tom Coburn With Domestic Terrorist William Ayers - Susan Jones
http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=/Politics/archive/200804/POL20080417d.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
-- Obama and the former radicals - Bob Drogin and Dan Morain
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/la-na-radicals18apr18,1,5623804.story
-- The company candidates keep We should distinguish between who candidates know and who helps shape their views. - Editorial
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-association18apr18,0,4648846.story

WASHINGTON BLADE
-- Hoping for audacity Who’s the best pick for gay Americans in 2008: Hillary or Obama? - Dale Carpenter
http://www.washingtonblade.com/2008/4-18/view/columns/12437.cfm

TAPROOT REPUBLICANS OF ILLINOIS

-- OUTSTANDING: Bruno Behrend and Dan Proft to debate Illinois Constitutional Convention issues at TAPROOT's breakfast meeting tomorrow, Saturday, April 19 - Dave Diersen
www.gopillinois.com
(THE ARTICLE: All Republicans are invited to attend TAPROOT's breakfast meeting Saturday, April 19, in the North meeting room of the Old Country Buffet at 551 E. Roosevelt Road in Lombard. The restaurant opens at 8:00 AM and the meeting starts at 8:30 AM. Attendees need to purchase a meal ticket. TAPROOT is honored that Bruno Behrend and Dan Proft will debate Illinois Constitutional Convention issues. The many outstanding individuals who have spoken at TAPROOT events in recent years include: Stan Austin, Patti Bellock, Bob Biggins, Joe Birkett, Scott Bludorn, John Borling, Bill Brady, Pat Brady, Wally Brown, John Cox, Dan Cronin, John Curran, John Demling, Joe Denner, Edward Derwinski, Pat Durante, MaryAlice Erickson, Blanche Fawell, Mike Fortner, Steve Greenberg, Gwen Henry, John Kinsella, Peter LaBarbera, Chris Lauzen, Andy McKenna, Jim Nalepa, Jim Oberweis, Teri O'Brien, Sean O'Kane, Pat O'Malley, Kenneth Popejoy, Mike Prueter, Rosanna Pulido, Steve Rauschenberger, Sandy Rios, Tom Roeser, Peter Roskam, Darlene Ruscitti, Jack Ryan, Richard Russo, Steve Sauerberg, Brien Sheahan, Dave Smith, Fred Spitzzeri, Rick Stock, Ray True, John Tsarpalas, Sandy Wegman, Jon Zahm, and Dan Zanoza. Phone Dave Diersen at 630-653-0462 or George Kocan at 630-393-6401 if any questions.)

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