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Monday, August 25, 2014

August 25, 2014 GOPUSA ILLINOIS email

-- Illinois Inspector General: IDOT Circumvented Hiring Rules - Mike Krauser
-- Rauner hits Quinn on ex-chief of staff subpoena - Rick Pearson
-- Rauner knocks Quinn on latest charges against NRI program - MATT MCKINNEY
-- Consolidating many governments in Illinois can create savings - Editorial
-- ‘Rigorous’ meetings for CTA pension officials — in Hawaii, Vegas - BGA
-- Consolidating many governments in Illinois can create savings - Editorial
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Race-based politics is divisive, destructive, racist, and even worse things.
-- I-355 drivers disagree on whether protesters cause delays - Marni Pyke
-- Voters don’t need term limits, they need to vote - Editorial  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who a) voted for Blagojevich in 2002 and/or 2006, b) voted for Obama in 2004, 2008, and/or 2012, c) voted for Quinn in 2010, and/or d) will vote for Quinn in 2014?)
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: The best way for people to express their dissatisfaction with politicians and incumbents is to get involved in the electoral process by casting a vote, running for office or supporting their favorite candidates with money or time. This isn’t the first time a candidate eager to get change-hungry voters to the polls has offered term limits as a solution, but voters have a better choice: cast a ballot.)
-- Former Rep. Johnson endorses Davis in 13th - Bernard Schoenburg
-- Felony indictment energizes Texas GOP behind Perry - AP
-- Voter citizenship issue goes before federal court - AP
-- Immigration shaping up as leading election issue - AP
-- It was lieutenant governor day at Family Fiesta  Running mates speak at Joliet event - Bob Okon
-- Democrats roll out new strategy to motivate folks to the polls - MOLLY PARKER
-- Class warfare will continue until Nov. 4 - Kurt Erickson  (DIERSEN: Democrats do not promote hatred against everyone who has more money than they have.  Democrats promote hatred against Republicans who have more money than they have and especially against Republicans who are religious, conservative, White, male, older, gun owners, non-veteran, and/or who have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
-- Wheaton Leadership Prayer Breakfast to be held Sept. 5
-- College of DuPage Chairman Erin Birt Violates Open Meetings Act – Discriminates Based On Class
-- Pat Buchanan: Obama Immigration Moves Will Set US 'Completely on Fire' - Todd Beamon
-- OBAMA HATCHES PLAN TO EXPLODE WELFARE  'They actually try to pull as many people onto the program as possible' - GREG COROMBOS
-- Churches warned: 'Tidal wave of gay theology' looming - Bob Unruh
-- PROGRESSIVES' CURIOUS LOVE FOR ISLAM  Gina Loudon counters leftists' defense of 'religion of peace'
-- New York Times Slams AZ GOP's 'Hard-Line' on Immigration, Attempts Unrelated Scandal Smears - Clay Waters
-- Class-based politics poisons public discourse - Jerry Shenk
-- Obama's vacation ends - Mario Trujillo
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Republican National Committee blasted him on the brief return as well, noting the high price tag of any presidential travel. "He spent about a million in taxpayer dollars to fly back from Martha's Vineyard on Air Force One to take a few pictures," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said. "Then it was back to vacationing and the golf course.")
-- RNC blasts Obama's golfing: 'Where are his priorities?' - Mario Trujillo  (DIERSEN: What do you do that impacts other people?  What are your priorities?  My priorities include putting a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together each and every morning and sending it to you free of charge and without any advertising.  What do you say to those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn me and my priorities?)
-- U. of Illinois Feels Backlash From Scholars Angered by Salaita Case - Sydni Dunn
-- McDonald's Faces 'Millennial' Challenge  Customers in Their 20s and 30s Are Defecting to Fast-Casual Restaurants Like Chipotle, Five Guys - JULIE JARGON
-- Countries scolded on human rights lash U.S. on Ferguson - Calum MacLeod and Donna Leinwand Leger
-- Why Obama shouldn't act alone on immigration  Congress is the only appropriate venue for adopting such sweeping changes in policy. - Editorial
-- Michael Madigan Spokesman Steve Brown Compares Republicans to ISIL in ALS Challenge Response - Adam Kredo
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A spokesman for the Illinois Democratic Speaker of the House drew comparisons between Republicans and the terror group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) after being nominated to take the ALS bucket challenge. A spokesman for Michael Madigan oddly brought ISIL into the equation after Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner challenged Madigan to take the viral ALS ice bucket challenge in a video posted on his Facebook page. When reached for comment on the challenge, Madigan spokesman Steve Brown asked the Chicago Sun-Times if Rauner and other Republicans would be hiring ISIL to investigate issues of voter fraud in Illinois. The comment apparently refers to claims by a local resident that he was confronted by an armed private investigator who was looking into allegations of voter fraud allegedly perpetuated by Democrats.)
-- A little extreme?  National Review editor Rich Lowery says Republicans backing amnesty ‘should be shot, hanged’ - Tom Tillison  (DIERSEN: What jobs have you had that anti-Whites, anti-conservatives, anti-Republicans, and/or anti-Americans argue that Americans like me will not do?  I washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While participating in a panel discussion on immigration this week, the editor of National Review said Republicans who claim there are jobs Americans won’t do “should be shot” and “hanged.”  Rich Lowry said the GOP cannot claim to be the party of workers if it supports immigration reform that brings in more low-skilled workers, be it legal or illegal. “The Republican Party cannot truly be the party of work — and the party of workers — the way it should be, if it’s insistent on importing ever higher levels of low-skilled labor to compete with native and immigrant workers down the income scale who are already here,” he said. Taking his rhetoric to the extreme, Lowry shared what he thinks should happen to Republicans who push the myth that there are jobs Americans wont do as a reason to deliver immigration reform. “The next time I hear a Republican strategist or a Republican politician say there are jobs that Americans won’t do, that person should be shot,” he said. “He should be hanged, he should be wrapped in a carpet and thrown in the Potomac River. You know that’s what they did to Rasputin, I think it was a different river. But let me tell you, it worked.” Considering the left claims the Republican Party is the party of old, white men, there’s little chance Lowry will be accused of racism for saying they should “be hanged.”)
-- The New Corvette Z06 Is the Most Expensive Yet - Kyle Stock


Sunday, August 24, 2014

August 24, 2014 GOPUSA ILLINOIS email

-- Feds subpoena emails of Quinn's ex-chief of staff - Ray Long and Rick Pearson
-- U. of I. freshmen from China start college with jet lag, culture shock - Stacy St. Clair
-- Forgotten lessons of '60s urban riots - Clarence Page  (DIERSEN: Democrats have always shouted at Blacks that Republicans cause all the problems that Blacks have.)
-- Vacation? Congress, engage the Islamic State now - Editorial
-- Give people the power to shape their state - Editorial  (DIERSEN: What "shape" do Democrats want Illinois, your county, your township/ward, your municipality, and your precinct to be?  Democrats run Illinois.  Democrats run Cook County.  Democrats run Chicago.  Increasingly, the Democrats who run Illinois focus on driving Republicans out of Illinois, out of Cook County, and out of Chicago, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, religious, conservative, gun owners, non-poor, non-veteran, and/or who have ancestors who have been in Illinois for a long time.  Obviously, therefore, the Democrats who run Illinois want all those who live in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct  to be Democrats, and especially Democrats who are non-White, female, younger, non-religious, liberal, non-gun owners, poor, veteran, and/or do not have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
-- Term limits off the ballot, and that's OK - Eric Zorn
-- Chicago 1919: A racial tinderbox - Ron Grossman  (DIERSEN: How old are you?  I am 65.  How long have your ancestors been in America?  All my ancestors immigrated to America in the 1840s and 1850s from what is now Germany.  What do you say to those who hint/imply/argue/shout that if you are a Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, a) the more that you benefited from their discrimination against minorities and against females and b) the more that you should pay the price of Affirmative Action, of Diversity, and of Inclusion?)
-- Rauner takes ALS ice bucket plunge; prods Madigan, Karen Lewis - NATASHA KORECKI
-- Another blunder for Quinn administration's NRI program? - DAVE MCKINNEY and FRANK MAIN
-- State renews Get Covered Illinois PR contract - AP
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Increasingly, Democrats a) glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries and b) demonize, denigrate and condemn citizens of America.
-- Quinn's magic number: 1 million - Paul Merrion  (DIERSEN: What are Rauner's magic numbers for your county, for your township/ward, for your municipality, and for your precinct?  Who in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct is responsible for meeting those numbers?  What are they doing to meet those numbers?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Ten weeks from Election Day, the race for Illinois governor is much different from last time—yet it still could be another nail-biter that comes down to turnout in Cook County. As Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner head into their post-Labor Day sprint to Nov. 4, the Rauner campaign is marginally but consistently ahead in the polls, just as Republican state Sen. Bill Brady was around this time four years ago. But Mr. Quinn likely will have to improve on his 2010 performance in heavily Democratic Cook County, where he got 900,838 votes but won by only 32,000 statewide. Mr. Rauner already has outspent the cash-strapped Mr. Brady and he is less conservative on social issues, which likely will boost his appeal among moderate suburban voters. Several national political observers are giving a slight edge to the Republican after earlier calling the race a tossup. “It's hard to see how Quinn can win if he can't pull out at least a million votes from Cook County, absent surprisingly low turnout everywhere else,” says Brian Gaines, professor of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.)
-- How to sell a cold, penniless city - Shia Kapos  (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run Chicago focus on driving Republicans out Chicago, especially Republicans who are White, male, older, religious, conservative, gun owners, non-poor, non-veteran, and/or who have ancestors who have been in Illinois for a long time.)
-- Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future - AP
-- Mexico blasts Perry comments about Islamists - AP  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who a) glorify and praise Mexico and its citizens, many of whom are in America, and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Americans, especially Americans who are conservative, Republican, White, male, older, gun owners, non-poor, non-veteran, and/or who have ancestors who have been in America for a long time?)
-- Republicans sound off at Reagan Tribute Dinner - Scott Fitzgerald
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican Gov. candidate Bruce Rauner of Winnetka did not attend the Ronald Reagan Tribute Dinner hosted Saturday at The City of Marion Pavilion by the Williamson County Republican Central Committee. Citing last minute campaign changes, Rauner's presence was felt as a short video of him was shown. Rauner welcomed the audience and described it as "our year" for the Republican Party in the upcoming November general election. He also talked about his running mate, Lt. Gov candidate Evelyn Sanguinetti of Wheaton, and described her as a "superstar.")
-- Dillard money - Kurt Erickson
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Before leaving his job as a state senator, the runner-up in the Republican race for governor had to tap his running mate to help pay off a $50,000 loan from his old boss. According to state election records, former state Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Hinsdale Republican, collected $50,000 from his lieutenant governor pick on Aug. 15. He then turned around and wrote a $50,000 check to repay former Gov. Jim Edgar for a campaign loan given during the March primary campaign. Repayment of the loan came just a day after Edgar, who had been backing Dillard in the four-way GOP race, told Republicans at the Illinois State Fair that he was now supporting Rauner. State Rep. Jil Tracy, R-Quincy, who was Dillard's No. 2 in the race, said it was an agreed upon by all sides that she would pick up the tab for repaying the loan from Edgar. "Governor Edgar offered to write us a loan. I offered to pay it back," Tracy said. "That's just how it was." She said the timing of the repayment had nothing to do with Edgar's endorsement of Rauner. Rather, she said, "This is just a loose end that needed to be wrapped up." What's odd about the whole thing is that Edgar has $430,000 still left in his campaign account at a time when he doesn't appear to be planning another run for public office. He could have just given Dillard $50,000 out of the account and put the rest in a Cayman Islands account.)
-- Rauner's focus will soon shift to Chicago - Tom Kacich  (DIERSEN: What about DuPage County?  What about Milton Township?  What about Wheaton?)
-- Down the tubes  Reformers who hoped to turn state politics upside down are once again licking their wounds. - Editorial
-- Naperville candidate petitions to be available Tuesday
-- State Rep. Poe faces 3-week stem cell procedure in Texas  State Rep. Raymond Poe is facing three weeks in a Texas hospital to undergo a stem cell transplant designed to cure a blood disease. - Bernard Schoenburg
-- Nothing extravagant about average state of Illinois retirement benefit - Liam McDonnell, Springfield  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who "demonize" federal retirees like me "to make political headway?"  I would stress that I might very well NOT be a federal retiree if in 1971, a) Oldsmobile had NOT agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint and b) Oldsmobile had NOT therefore withdrawn its job offer that I had accepted.  Further, I would stress that in 1966, the Post Office offered me a job only because the Post Office could not find a qualified Democrat who would take it, that in 1971, IRS offered me a job only because IRS could not find a qualified Democrat who would take it, and in 1980, GAO offered me a job only because GAO could not find a qualified Democrat who would take it.  Many millions in America are not qualified to be federal employees because a) they lack education, work experience, and/or professional certifications required for the jobs, b) they cannot pass employment examinations required for the jobs, and/or c) they cannot pass a background check.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Tuesday I attended a meeting in Hillsboro to listen to Illinois Republican candidate Bruce Rauner discuss his ideas to make Illinois a better state. During that event, Mr. Rauner indicated current state employees who retired were all in their early 50s and all will collect “millions and millions” of dollars in retirement. It was pointed out to Mr. Rauner that this was not factual. For example, the average retirement benefit for an employee who retired from the state is about $30,000 dollars a year, and if that employee retired for 20 years he or she would collect about $800,000 dollars total over that period. Even if that retiree was lucky enough to live 30 years after retirement, they would collect about $1.4 million over that period of time. Based on this, it is highly unlikely the average state retiree will get “millions and millions” in retirement. What really bothered me about these remarks by Mr. Rauner is that he is a businessman with an economics degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard University. You would think that with this educational background he would do a little more research before making such remarks. But it would make sense if he is trying to demonize state retirees to make political headway. I hope this is not an example of the economic analysis he plans to use to grow the Illinois economy. It is worth nothing that Mr. Rauner, who is 57, retired in 2012 from the private equity firm GTCR and in 2013 made more than $50 million and owns nine homes. Mr. Rauner, as a state retiree I am not going to hold this against you, but please stop demonizing state retirees because of their “extravagant” retirement benefits.)
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote class warfare and envy.  Increasingly, Democrats use Rauner's Cayman Island bank accounts to demonize him, to denigrate him, and to condemn him as being wealthy.  Are you a Republican, are you White, are you a male, are you older, are you non-poor, are you a non-veteran?  I am.  What do/did the Democrats use to demonize you, to denigrate you, and to condemn you as being wealthy?  My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government mainly used a) the new cars that I bought and especially my 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint, 1968 Oldsmobile 442, 1969 Dodge Charger SE, and 1972 Corvette, b) the new town home and condos that I bought, c) the collector cars that I bought, d) the home that my wife and I bought in Wheaton, e) the new home that my wife and I had built in Wheaton, f) my wife's salary and savings, and g) the money that my wife and I saved for retirement.)
-- The pot continues to thicken for video gaming  Patrons putting more money into the slots this year - MATT MENCARINI  (DIERSEN: What percent of those who have financial, health, and/or other problems gamble, drink, smoke, etc.?)
-- DEFUNDING THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY - Grover G. Norquist  (DIERSEN: One could compare and contrast where the money comes from to operate with where the money comes from to operate  100% of the time and money to operate comes from David John Diersen.  He who pays the piper calls the tune.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Republican and Democratic parties are not mirror images of each other. They are built on radically different foundations. The Republican Party raises money and volunteers from the real economy. It cannot take anyone’s time or money by force. It has to ask. The Democratic Party lives off government spending and laws that force Americans to fund it. Much taxpayer money gets cycled through the organizations of the Left. Labor unions demand dues from workers as a condition of employment because Democrats have written laws to require it. Trial lawyers reap millions of dollars thanks to rulings from Democratic judges.  The political structures that inform, control, and fund the American Left—labor unions, trial lawyers, big city political machines, and beneficiaries of government spending, contracts, welfare payments, and grants—all depend on government. Without state power, their political muscle would atrophy. Now that Republicans have control of twenty-four state governments—the governorship and both houses of the legislature—they should repeal laws that fund and perpetuate the Democrats’ political machine.)
-- Administration offers another contraceptive 'fix' - Rick Moran
-- Obama's Character and Faith are Legitimate Issues - Jason Kissner  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois a) who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican, b) who demonize, denigrate, and condemn my character, and/or c) who demonize, denigrate, and condemn the Missouri Synod Lutheran religion in which I was baptized, raised, and confirmed in?)
-- Democracy and Ferguson - Steve Chapman
-- Jindal calls Obama's response to Foley killing 'disturbingly naive' - Mario Trujillo
-- Congress turns Wikipedia into forum for pranks, battle - Julian Hattem
-- Aaron Schock finds a new reason to show off his chest - John Aravosis
-- New York Press Club blasts Gov. Christie’s blacklist tactic - Mark Lagerkvist
-- Journalists on the Government’s Blacklist - David Sirota
-- The Golf Address  From the great battlefield of Farm Neck Golf Club in Martha’s Vineyard, a few words of national import. - Maureen Dowd
-- The Growing Blue-State Diaspora - Robert Gebeloff and David Leonhardt  (DIERSEN: Increasingly, people flee the poverty and crime that the Democrat Party platform brings forth for the prosperity and safety that the Republican Party platform brings forth.  For many many many decades, people have left the poverty and crime that the Democrat Party platform has brought forth in Cook County and in Chicago for the prosperity and safety that the Republican Party platform has brought forth in DuPage Country.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Californians have moved to Colorado and Nevada. Massachusetts natives have moved to New Hampshire. New Yorkers have moved to North Carolina and Virginia — and, of course, have continued moving to Florida.  Over the last few decades, residents of many traditionally liberal states have moved to states that were once more conservative. And this pattern has played an important role in helping the Democratic Party win the last two presidential elections and four of the last six. The growth of the Latino population and the social liberalism of the millennial generation may receive more attention, but the growing diaspora of blue-state America matters as well. The blue diaspora has helped offset the fact that many of the nation’s fastest-growing states are traditionally Republican. You can think of it as a kind of race: Population growth in these Republican states is reducing the share of the Electoral College held by traditionally Democratic states. But Democratic migration has been fast enough, so far, to allow the party to overcome the fact that the Northeast and industrial Midwest contain a smaller portion of the country’s population than they once did.)
-- Bid to Expand Medical Marijuana Business Faces Federal Hurdles - DAVE PHILIPPS
-- Rick Perry can’t carry concealed weapons after indictment - AP
-- Are Your Assets Ready for College?  How to Lower Your 'Expected Family Contribution' - Lindsay Gellman  (DIERSEN: What are you doing or what did you do to lower your "expected family contribution?"  What did your parents do to lower their "expected family contribution" for you?)
-- Misreading our demographics in 21st century - Esther Cepeda
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-- America's Largest Federal Employee Union Comes to Minneapolis for Annual Diversity Week - American Federation of Government Employees  (DIERSEN: Many, if not most of those who disapprove of me promote Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.  Most, if not virtually all of those who work against me disapprove of: people who they cannot dominate, people who they cannot manipulate, religious people, conservatives, Republicans, Whites, men, older people, people who do share their religion, people who do not share their national origin, people who have more money than they have, people who have less money than they have, gun owners, those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, and/or all Americans.)
-- Corvettes at Carlisle: photo gallery - Paul Chaplin
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Corvette fans headed to Carlisle Fairgrounds for Corvettes at Carlisle on Saturday. The show continues on Sunday. Visitors to the event, billed as the largest Corvette show in the world, were able to see thousands of Corvettes, shop for Corvette parts and memorabilia, and watch the Ms. Corvettes at Carlisle pageant. Later in the evening thousands of spectators gathered in downtown Carlisle to watch as hundreds of Corvettes paraded through town.)
-- Events will draw thousands,offer economic boost to area  Event expected to give economy $5 million boost on top of museum's annual contribution to the economy - Monica Spees
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Bowling Green can expect 10,000 visitors next weekend for the National Corvette Museum’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. The event runs from Wednesday to Sunday and coincides with Thursday’s grand opening of the NCM Motorsports Park. About 8,000 people pre-registered, but the museum expects more people than that, said Katie Frassinelli, the museum’s marketing and communications manager. The 20th anniversary celebration is expected to be about twice the size of the 15th anniversary, she said. About 5,500 people attended 15th anniversary events each day, with 4,800 people pre-registered.)


Saturday, August 23, 2014

August 23, 2014 GOPUSA ILLINOIS email

-- Christie hits Chicago for Rauner, RGA on Monday - LYNN SWEET
-- How to press a candidate in a bubble - Carol Marin
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Bruce Rauner, the Republican candidate for governor, has created an almost impenetrable bubble around his candidacy to prevent the press from getting too close. But he’s just the most recent in a long line of politicians to do so. Before Rauner, there was Rahm Emanuel, who ran for mayor in the same way Emanuel’s former boss, Barack Obama, ran for president. By keeping a careful, highly controlled distance from reporters who had serious questions.)
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Gene Lyons a) glorifies and praises Hillary and b) demonizes, denigrates, and condemns her critics.
-- U. of I. defends pulling job offer over tweets critical of Israel - Juan Perez Jr.  (DIERSEN: In 1971, Oldsmobile pulled its job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
-- FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF BIONDO: Email exchanges show little tension between DuPage forest commission, director - Robert Sanchez  (DIERSEN: According to the hardcopy, "No hint of potential ouster in communication between board, ex-director."  What hints have you gotten that you were going to be ousted?  My critics would argue that I should have known that my Democrat GAO superiors were going to force me to retire by September 30, 1997 when the agency's early retirement "offer" ended because: a) they had required me to suffer a $18,043 pay cut in today's dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, b) they had kept me off audits of IRS 1980-1985, c) they had delayed my promotion to GS-13 until 1986 and never promoted me to GS-14, d) they had kept me off audits of IRS since 1988, e) they had given me an extremely unfair performance appraisal in 1989, e) they had always ranked me in the lower half of my coworkers for "pay-for-performance" purposes, and f) they had increasingly pandered to my subordinates who were minority, female, and/or younger who wanted my job and who wanted my office.)
-- Kane County to rely less on riverboat money - James Fuller
-- UI board quiet on Salaita issue - Christine Des Garennes  (FROM THE ARTICLE: The national AAUP subsequently censured the university for lack of due process.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: "I haven't had anything like that ever crop up in all years I've been here," said UI aerospace engineering Professor Harry Hilton, who has been a faculty member at the UI since 1949. Hilton has been active in the American Association of University Professors and is currently the local chapter president. He was on campus in the 1960s when the university fired assistant biology Professor Leo Koch after Koch wrote a letter to the Daily Illini in which he advocated for premarital sex. The national AAUP subsequently censured the university for lack of due process.)
-- Police forces nationwide need a reality check - MARY SANCHEZ  (DIERSEN: Sanchez wants the percent of minorities on police forces to be in proportion to the percent of minorities in municipalities.  What about wanting the percentage of Republicans employed by the federal government to be in proportion to the percent of Republicans in America?  The federal government employs very few Republicans.)
-- Cross visits town - Lauren Blough
-- Congress trying to aid college debt battle - Rodney Davis
-- MARK KIRK REITERATES SUPPORT FOR BRUCE RAUNER "BECAUSE HE IS PRO-CHOICE"  (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.  What do you say to someone who says they are a Republican, but that they support someone because they both reject a plank in the Republican Party platform?)
-- Freeze the Ice Bucket Challenge for a Moment - Emily Zender
-- Rep. Rangel gets court date to fight congressional censure - Stephen Dinan
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A federal appeals court has set a Nov. 13 date to hear oral arguments in Rep. Charles Rangel’s lawsuit against his House colleagues, who censured the New York Democrat in 2010.  Mr. Rangel has argued the House failed to give him due process when it investigated and voted to censure him, and he is seeking to have the smear expunged. His case has already been rejected by a federal district court, which said he didn’t have standing to sue and, even if he did, the court wouldn’t touch what was an internal House matter, better left as a “political question.” The judge said that since Mr. Rangel didn’t lose re-election, nor did the House strip him of any power on the Ways and Means Committee — he gave up his chairmanship voluntarily — he couldn’t show an actual harm. “He has not even plausibly claimed that the House acted outside of its considerable discretion under the Discipline Clause, making it a political question whether Rangel was ‘properly’ disciplined, even assuming the violation of House rules,” Judge John D. Bates ruled in December. “Whether discipline of a member was ‘proper’ is textually committed to the House, and this court may step in only to remedy constitutional violations, which are not implicated here.”  Mr. Rangel has asked the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., to take the case. The court said it will reveal the three judges who will sit on the panel hearing his case closer to the date for oral arguments.)
-- RNC blasts Obama's golfing: 'Where are his priorities?' - Mario Trujillo  (DIERSEN: What are your priorities?  Since 2004, my priorities have included putting a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and sending it to you each and every day.  What do you say to those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn my priorities?)
-- Secrecy About Salaries May Be on the Wane - Alina Tugend  (DIERSEN: If you are a government employee, sooner or later, your critics will find out what your salary is/was and use that salary information against you.  Overwhelmingly, salary information is used by those who are anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-non-poor-people, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American to argue that those who are White, male, older, non-poor, conservative, Republican, and/or American are overpaid.  My critics use/used the following salary information to argue that I was overpaid: the federal government paid me in today's dollars $117,729 when I was 49, $90,561 when I was 38, $86,310 when I was 31, $76,157 when I was 25, $63,538 when I was 24, $52,516 when I was 23, $42,933 when I was 22, and about $15/hour when I was 18.  Of course, in my defense, I stress that a) I earned job-related masters degrees when I was 48, 31, and 27 and a job-related bachelors degree when I was 21, b) I earned job-related professional certifications when I was 48, 47, 45, 41, 32, and 30, and c) I earned a job-related professional license when I was 33.)
-- Decoding Gov. Rick Perry's latest flash with the law - Miranda Green
-- Ferguson's Experience Offers Lessons on Integration  Moves to Stem 'White Flight' Only Helped Fuel City's Racial and Political Tensions - Douglas Belkin and Matthew Dolan
-- Paul Ryan changes delivery but not direction - Stephanie Rogan
-- Ferguson's Problems Are Not Ferguson's Alone  Driving the outrage about Michael Brown's shooting is a perfect storm of issues that are not limited to St. Louis. - Tierney Sneed  (DIERSEN: Sneed wants the percent of minorities on police forces to be in proportion to the percent of minorities in municipalities.  What about wanting the percentage of Republicans employed by the federal government to be in proportion to the percent of Republicans in America?  The federal government employs very few Republicans.)
-- Looking at ‘Rich and Poor,’ 37 Years Later  Nearly 40 years after photographer Jim Goldberg started his groundbreaking project 'Rich and Poor,' a new batch of photos shows that when it comes to income inequality, not much has changed. - Sarina Finkelstein  (DIERSEN: Democrats always blame Republicans for income inequality.)
-- The GOP’s libertarian time bomb: Why “going Rand” would be an electoral disaster  The conventional wisdom is that a libertarian shift would revitalized Republicans — but that's dead wrong - SEAN MCELWEE


Friday, August 22, 2014

August 22, 2014 GOPUSA ILLINOIS email

-- Patronage Charges May Prove Quinn’s Undoing  New report adds to drumbeat of patronage charges in governor's office. - Mark W. Anderson
-- Rauner Once Called Quinn an 'Extraordinary' Leader  Roll the footage! - Erin Carlson
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES-- Ex-IDOT boss blames gov's office for majority of improper hires - DAVE MCKINNEY
-- ‘D-Day’ spells defeat for Rauner’s term limits referendum - TINA SFONDELES
-- Rauner praises Quinn for 'extraordinary...leadership' - NATASHA KORECKI
-- Romney, Ryan together again to talk policy — and critique Obama - TINA SFONDELES
-- Obama's vacation days vs. his predecessors - CHAD MERDA  (DIERSEN: While I worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO 1980-1984, I got 20 vacation day a year.  While I worked for GAO 1984-1997, I got 26 vacation days a year.)
-- Karen Lewis’ union members can’t keep facts straight - Michael Sneed
CHICAGO TRIBUNE-- The world discards its surplus citizens - John McCarron  (DIERSEN: Does/did your employer discard its surplus employees?  All during the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO 1980-1997, it was downsizing.  I should write an article, or maybe a book about how GAO discarded its surplus employees.  Overwhelming, they were White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
-- Rauner's term limits plan rejected - Mike Riopell
-- Report: State agency broke hiring rules for years -  AP
-- Buffalo Grove named a safest city in IL
-- Email exchanges show little tension between DuPage forest commission, director - Robert Sanchez
-- Roskam hires wounded veteran in West Chicago office - Mike Riopell
SUBURBAN LIFE-- College of DuPage board votes to censure trustee - EVAN SHIELDS
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The College of DuPage Board of Trustees voted Thursday to censure a trustee because of her actions after an email from the college president leaked. The censure of Vice Chairman Kathy Hamilton passed by a 5-2 vote, with Hamilton and trustee Kim Savage voting against it. Trustee Nancy Svoboda abstained.  A censure has no actual ramifications, but serves as an expression of disapproval of Hamilton by the other board members. According to the resolution for censure, which was read into the record by Chairwoman Erin Birt, Hamilton was censured because of "inappropriate and embarrassing conduct."  The action came as a result of comments Hamilton made after an email from college President Robert Breuder was leaked to the public. In the email, Breuder requested board members publicly support an initiative for a teaching and learning center in an effort to free up $20 million that had been promised to the college by the state, but not delivered. The governor's office announced it would withhold the $20 million after the email became public. Among the things Hamilton is accused of doing in the resolution is speaking to members of the media instead of board members about her disagreement with the teaching and learning center plans. Hamilton was the only trustee to vote at the board's June meeting against spending $30 million in reserve funds to build the center. While Birt said Hamilton could speak to the media as a member of the public, she could not "misstate the action the board has taken."  Birt also said Hamilton had been disrespectful by texting during meetings, making rude and intimidating statements to other board members and failing to read an agenda prior to agenda planning meetings. Hamilton disagreed with the resolution, calling it "slanted." "This censure represents a tremendous need for reform on this board," Hamilton said. "We are not in touch with the taxpayers, what they want." Hamilton said she has no intention of stopping her fight against tuition or property tax increases. She also said she did not have a copy of the resolution more than 48 hours in advance of Thursday's meeting, which she stated was a violation of open meeting laws. Hamilton's attorney, Dan Kinsella, introduced himself to board attorney Respicio Vasquez during a meeting recess Thursday, saying, "We'll be seeing each other in court."  Trustee Savage, who voted against the censure, said she wanted to see the board work together. "A foundation of trust within the board does not exist," she said. The whole meeting lasted almost five hours and the board took several recesses during the censure process, at one point drawing chants of "Shame on you!" from the crowd. Members of the public in attendance came to Hamilton's defense throughout the evening, providing more than an hour of public comment on the issue. Morton West High School history teacher Richard Skoda said he was "very saddened" by the actions of the board. Board documents indicated a trustee would be censured Thursday, but did not say whom. Skoda contended the vote would be illegal because members of the public did not get a chance to review the resolution prior to the meeting. That was also troubling to Darien resident Roger Kempa. He called the president's office and the communications office Thursday morning in an attempt to find out who was being censured and why. Both offices told him they did not know, he said. "What it has become sickens me," Kempa said of the college's decision to have a censure vote. Glen Ellyn resident Randy Given said he was surprised by the fact a censure even happened. He expected the board to be professional and work together. "We have a meeting that's lasted over four hours and you've spent most of it dealing with your bruised egos," he said.)
-- West Chicago Sister Cities to host German visit
-- College of DuPage Board votes to censure its vice chairman - Hank Beckman
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In an emotion-filled meeting that stretched until almost midnight Thursday, the College of DuPage Board of Trustees voted to censure board Vice Chairman Katherine Hamilton. Trustee Nancy Svoboda abstained and Kim Savage dissented from the vote that sparked outrage among a roomful of Hamilton’s supporters, some of whom shouted, “shame,” and “shame on you,” before and after the vote. Board Chair Erin Birt read the entire five-part resolution, most of which dealt with the controversy over a proposed new classroom building for the Glen Ellyn campus. Birt said that Hamilton’s actions in opposition to the facility were “inappropriate” and “beyond her scope as a trustee.” The resolution cited Hamilton for having “publicly embarrassed her fellow elected board members and the college administration.” But beyond mere disrespect, the resolution also charged Hamilton with not being entirely honest, saying that she had voted on March 20 to approve setting aside $33 million for the proposed facility, and had several times voted to approve draft meeting agendas containing the item without comment. The resolution further charged that Hamilton hadn’t made her opposition clear to anyone on the board before the June 26 board meeting and had even had an email exchange with President Robert Breuder in which she expressed her agreement with him over the proposed facility. Moreover, the resolution claimed that during a heated exchange at the July 17 board meeting, Hamilton had turned off her microphone and “stated to Chair Birt, ‘what goes around comes around’ and ‘I will get you,’ apparently calculated to intimidate and threaten the chair.” In response, Hamilton cited her support for district taxpayers, pointing to her votes against not only the new facility but also a tuition increase and budgets and tax levies she felt were unnecessarily high. “This censure represents the tremendous need for reform on this board,” she said after the vote. Hamilton also questioned the legality of the censure even being on the agenda, saying that she hadn’t received notice of it 48 hours before the meeting. “I will continue to fight for the taxpayer and community,” she said. “I hope going forward that we can work better as a team.” Before casting the lone dissenting vote, Savage said, “I am very troubled by the situation at hand … we must all be able to work together and the foundation of trust does not exist.” Savage also said that it was hypocritical of college officials to complain that Hamilton used the media to air her differences over the proposed facility when he believes the college itself had two years earlier negotiated teacher salaries in the press. The rest of the board voted without comment. Thursday’s meeting got off to a rocky start, with the board staying in executive session for 25 minutes past its regular starting time. Soon after convening the regular meeting, the board again called for an executive session, which they stayed in for almost an hour. Shortly after the second executive session began, Hamilton walked out of the room. “They tossed her,” Dan Kinsella, her attorney, said. “I believe it was an illegal act.”  When the meeting resumed, board members were continually interrupted and laughed at as they spoke and recess was called twice to restore order.  “You have no legal authority to censure her,” Adam Andrzelewski told the board. “I voted for Kathy,” Naperville resident Cynthia Schneider said. “I feel your censure of her is a censure of me.” Hamilton found support from other elected officials.  “I find it appalling that we can’t comment on an agenda item before you vote on it,” Downers Grove Trustee David Olson said. State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) said she was against the censure. “That’s completely inappropriate for speaking up on issues that are important to the public,” she said. “That’s what we want public officials to do.”)
-- Coalition sues over immigrants' access to lawyers - AP
OLNEY DAILY MAIL-- Rauner makes promises during Olney campaign stop  Republican gubernatorial candidate has been traveling around the southern half of the state - Kevin Ryden
-- Illinois certifies November ballot without term limits question backed by GOP candidate Rauner - Kerry Lester
-- Bruce Rauner addresses supporters about his taxes - Steve Bogira
-- College of DuPage Chairman Erin Birt Violates own policy!
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In years of attending meetings I have to say the actions of Chairman Erin Birt during the College of DuPage (COD) Board of Trustees meeting was one that reminded me of a kindergarten playground. After close to 4 hours of games that included starting 21 minutes late, illegal actions by the board by forbidding a trustee to participate in executive session, illegal censure of a board member, multiple recess breaks, and 1st amendment violations during public comment, it was clear this board chairman is out of control……..not to mention multiple Open Meetings Act violations. With so much to cover we will work on breaking each topic out as an article of its own. For starters, the very policy that this board is suppose to follow they ignored! They didn’t bat an eye to violate their own rules, as it was clear with upwards of 100 people in attendance they knew the public comment would have swayed their illegal actions. Policy #10 – Public comment is held at the beginning of the Board meeting so Trustees can hear from employees and the community before voting on Board items.  (Click here for their current policy)  That did not happen!  In fact, Chairman Birt discriminated against citizens, based on class, by selectively allowing student comment before voting on matters and forbid all others from public comment until after the illegal action they took was voted on.  Even after multiple hours of waiting, the board censored public comment by forbidding the presenter the chance to display the prepared powerpoint presentation even though such a presentation format was well established as permissible in past meetings.  More on that in a separate article. When an elected board takes measures to purposely violate their own rules in order to silence the people, it’s yet another example of how out of control our local public bodies are.  They must be held accountable and based on feedback from last night’s meeting, it is clear law suits are on the way. You can view the COD uploaded video of the entire meeting at the link below.  It is long, but well worth watching all of it as it shows the despicable behavior of Chairman Birt.  We fully intend on exposing each and every violation of the law and will do so with both case law and AG opinions to prove our point.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The vice-chairman of the College of DuPage Board of Trustees says that a July op-ed published in Illinois Review is part of the reason she was censured by four of her colleagues Thursday night during a board meeting. But the action has not intimidated CPA Katharine Hamilton (photo right). Instead, it has emboldened her to speak out even more, and has ignited an effort to work towards a majority of reform-minded people on the board, she told Illinois Review. "The Board of Trustees is accountable to taxpayers, the students and faculty," Hamilton said. "We are here to serve, and this board has forgotten that."  Hamilton didn't hold back when she recounted why she thought four of the other six board members reprimanded her. "It was retaliation and bullying because I spoke out against tuition increases, proposed tax hikes and the quality of budgeting," Hamilton said, "... Plus my op-ed published on Illinois Review.". . .A graduate of the New York University School of Business, Hamilton told IR she takes budgeting and accounting seriously. She argues that her background and commitment to transparency was why two and a half years ago she received more votes than any candidate for College of DuPage trustee had ever won previously. "My platform was accessibility to education for all, relevance to the community and accountability to stakeholders," Hamilton said. She wants to stop the abuse of taxpayer dollars, be open to the public and do what's best for the faculty and students. She said the opportunity to make those changes could happen with new board members. "I'm looking for three other qualified individuals to run for the board in eight months," she said. "Please tell anyone interested to contact me on my Facebook page or at We can reform this board and make it accountable to the voters.")
-- Homosexual Choir Director in Illinois Fired - Laurie Higgins
-- Rauner dealt double blows over Illinois ballot - AP
-- Widening Wealth Gap: Bottom 20% of Americans Worse Off Now Than in Year 2000
NEW YORK TIMES-- McDonalds, A Fast-Food Symbol of America Falls in Moscow - DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
WALL STREET JOURNAL-- Illinois Court Blocks Term Limits - Allysia Finley
-- Administration Offers Contraception Compromise for Religious Employers  Government to Take Responsibility for Covering Birth Control When Religious Businesses, Universities, Nonprofits Object - LOUISE RADNOFSKY
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-religious, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun-owners, anti-people-whose-ancestors-have-been-in-America-for-a-long-time, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American want the GOP to "modernize."

-- FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF KATHY HAMILTON: College of DuPage board: Trustee embarrassed members - Safiya Merchant  (DIERSEN: According to reports, a) Hamilton only first saw the lengthy resolution to censure her when copies were distributed at the meeting, b) all of the many who spoke during the public comment periods before and after the vote, including Adam Andrzejewski and David Olsen, spoke against the resolution, and c) meeting attendees included Carol Davis, Sal Falbo, Bob Grogan, Jeanne Ives, Mark Kmiecik, Liz Martinez, Paula McGowen, Chris Robling, and Janet Shaw.  Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  Have your critics ever attempted to censure you?  At the start of the 2006 Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) annual meeting in the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall, my critics failed in their attempt to censure me for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor.  Unlike Hamilton's critics, a) my critics did not disclose their plan to censure me or anyone else in the agenda packet for the meeting and b) my critics still have not provided me with a copy of their censure resolution.  There are many similarities in the way that Hamilton was treated by her COD critics yesterday evening, with the way my ICRC critics treated me in 2006, and the way Jim Gumm was treated by his Milton Township critics in 2001  SEE: and  Needless-to-say, due process should be given and followed before any vote to censure is taken.  SEE: Section 5 of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee B-Laws at:
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The College of DuPage board voted Thursday to censure Vice Chairman Kathy Hamilton for "inappropriate conduct."  The vote was not unanimous, however. Hamilton and Trustee Kim Savage voted "no." Trustee Nancy Svoboda abstained.The resolution censuring Hamilton says she publicly embarrassed board members and college administrators and that she voices her disagreements "by making erroneous statements reflecting negatively against her fellow board members and the administration in an inflammatory, insulting, discourteous and defamatory manner." It also stated she behaved discourteously when texting during two prior board meetings and that she failed to provide her texts for public record. The resolution also says that at the July 17 board meeting she turned off her microphone and told Chairman Erin Birt, "What goes around, comes around," and "I will get you." The resolution to censure Hamilton also addressed her "misstatements" about the planned Teaching and Learning Center, a project that Hamilton has openly questioned. . .Hamilton said in an interview Thursday the resolution for censure was not included in the agenda planning meeting she recently attended. In the agenda packet posted online before the meeting, there was a page stating there would be a resolution for censure of a board trustee, but no other details were provided. Savage said although she did not agree with Hamilton's decision to air her concerns in the press, she said she understood "her frustration with the feeling that her opinions are not being listened to respectfully." Savage said that since she has been on the board, there have been efforts to intimidate board members, faculty, staff and community members who ask "inconvenient" or "unwanted" questions. Savage said the board needs to work as a team. "Our focus should and must be on ensuring that the College of DuPage provides the best value that it can in preparing a knowledgeable workforce for 21st-century careers," Savage said. There must be an underlying sense of respect and trust for other members of the team even when we do not all agree," she added. Hamilton said the censure demonstrates a need for reform on the board. "I will continue to fight for the taxpayer, for the community, for the values I believe that our community reflects and what we need to develop a workforce going forward," she said. . .DAVID S. OLSEN COMMENT: Not noted in this article - but very significant - was the large crowd who attended tonight's marathon meeting (almost 5 hours in total) - and the at least two dozen residents and taxpayers who spoke supporting Trustee Kathy Hamilton and her work to responsibly steward the taxpayer and tuition dollars at COD.)
-- Why government transparency matters - Lee Hamilton
-- Now on its own, Northwest Compass gives local help to people in crisis - Jamie Sotonoff  (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics hint/imply/argue/shout that I have never been "in crisis" because I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth and because I have always been privileged.  They stress that I am White, a male, healthy, and that I avoided the draft.  The closest thing to a "crisis" that they might admit that I was in was in 1971 when 22 years old when my application for a financial hardship draft deferment had not yet been approved and I suddenly became unemployed when Firestone Stores fired me for accepting a job offer from Oldsmobile, but then, Oldsmobile withdrew its job offer saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.  If I had not been unemployed, I might very well have not have accepted a job offer from IRS that I received at that time.)
CHICAGO TRIBUNE-- Rauner, Quinn tag each other as 'phony' on term limits - Rick Pearson
-- Report slams IDOT political hiring - Ray Long  (DIERSEN: The Post Office offered me a job in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat who would take the job.  IRS offered me a job in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat who would take the job. GAO offered me a job in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat who would take the job.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Gov. Pat Quinn failed to rein in patronage abuses at the state transportation agency after replacing now-imprisoned Rod Blagojevich, and Quinn's directors repeatedly hired politically connected workers in violation of the rules, the state's top ethics investigator found. Hundreds of people were hired into a special "staff assistant" position without having to go through strict personnel procedures under rules designed to keep politics out of most state hiring, according to a confidential report by Executive Inspector General Ricardo Meza obtained by the Tribune. The rules have been in place since before Blagojevich took office in 2003, but many of those improper hirings at the Illinois Department of Transportation happened under Quinn's Democratic administration, the report said.)
-- Karen Lewis says dad seeded her populist platform - MITCH DUDEK  (DIERSEN: What do you have in common with Karen Lewis?  In 1953, my outstanding father bought a 1952 bottom-of-the-line Plymouth with almost no options.  In 1962, because "if you pulled up the floor mats, you could see the pavement," he sold it and bought a bottom-of-the-line 1961 Chevy with almost no options. My outstanding father worked in the office of a chemical plant in Chicago Heights for 28 years before died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sounding like a budding superhero trying to sell her origin story, possible mayoral candidate Karen Lewis delved into her formative years Thursday night before nearly 100 people who had packed into a chicken restaurant in the Little Village neighborhood. On Saturdays, her father would take her for rides in his raggedy old Plymouth, which she called the “Flintstone car.” She joked that if you pulled up the floor mats, you could see the pavement. At age 7, on one of those rides, her dad told her, “You get an education, you maintain your dignity and then you fight like hell to never let anyone take that away from you.”)
-- U of C releases first-ever hiring report - Sandra Guy
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The university employs 5,948 neighborhood residents, or one-third of its 18,800 staff workers, from nine predominantly African-American communities surrounding the Hyde Park campus. The numbers exclude faculty, but include hourly and salaried jobs such as janitors, nurses, office workers and executive staff.)
NBC5-- Can Joe Biden's Charm Help Quinn Defeat Rauner?  The White House dispatches the veep to fund-raise for the embattled Illinois governor - Erin Carlson
-- Rauner and Quinn Go to War on Outsourcing Issue  The candidates spar over moving American jobs overseas. Both are apparently guilty. - Erin Carlson  (DIERSEN: Has outsourcing directly affected you?  Because I was a federal employee for almost 30 years 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, outsourcing did not directly affect me.  However, all during the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the agency was downsizing.)
CBS2-- Rauner, Quinn Call Each Other “Phony” On Term Limits - Bernie Tafoya
-- Could online voter registration affect election outcome? - Mike Riopell
-- Anti-bullying campaign gets big boost from senator Kirk, former Bear Williams- Mick Zawislak
CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS-- Enough with the 'millionaire tax' scare tactics - David Lloyd
-- Jack Ryan's 22nd Century Media LLC suburban news business just keeps growing - Lynne Marek
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Mr. Ryan, 54, said the company is profitable, but he declined to provide numbers. He notes that it would be more profitable if he wasn't investing in additional papers. Before founding the company, Mr. Ryan was an investment banker for Goldman Sachs Group Inc. for 15 years and followed that with a failed U.S. Senate bid as a Republican in 2004 and a three-year stint as a teacher.)
-- Multitasking is a – hang on, I have to answer this text first - Joe Janes  (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics hint/imply/argue/shout that if they were the GOPUSA Illinois Editor, they could/would put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out in a very small fraction of the time that it takes me.)
-- Additional Rauner tax-return disclosures probably won’t reveal much - Richard Kaplan  (DIERSEN: Who has access to your tax returns?  If you work for the federal government like I did for almost 30 years, your superiors have access to your tax returns.  To the extent that they leak that information, your supervisors, your coworkers, your subordinates, and everyone else will have that information.)
-- Romney and Ryan reuniting at Chicago appearance - AP
CHAMPAIGN URBANA NEWS GAZETTE-- This time, Johnson backing Davis - Tom Kacich
-- California plans aid to immigrant minors - AP  (DIERSEN: How many more thousands, if not millions, will sent to America illegally because of this?)
ALTON DAILY NEWS-- Redfield Discusses Gubernatorial Race - Dave Dahl
-- IL AG Madigan at center of Anti-Violence scandal
-- Rauner says appeal on term limit ruling has been sent to Supreme Court
-- Governor Hopeful Rolls In - Denise Cravens
-- Pacino Sanguinetti out, Gresk and Prendiville in as Wheaton readies for 2015 council race - Nathan Lurz
-- DuPage County Board Member Liz Chaplin to challenge Ron Sandack for Illinois House seat
-- Tolerance: A Tough Business - Charlie Butts
-- Sandack Shines Light On DuPage Forest Preserve Sham
-- Bianchi Has Best Non-Election Year Crowd Yet - Cal Skinner
FREEDOM'S JOURNAL-- Who Is Speaking Out For Those Whom The Media Has Forgotten? - Armstrong Williams
-- Untapping the Wells of American - Harry R. Jackson
-- White House beds big business to screw Americans on immigration - Lt. Col. (Retired) Allen West  (DIERSEN (RETIRED) QUESTION: Would the following bring this article to your attention: the chairman of your Republican township/ward party organization, the chairman of your Republican county party organization, your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, the IRP chairman, etc.?  If not, why not?)
-- California Sex Ed Gone Mad - Tony Perkins
GOPUSA-- Analyst doubts Obama has the guts to destroy ISIS - Chad Groening
-- Agency cuts jobs at center of Quinn hiring dispute - AP
MASS RESISTANCE-- Introducing kids to adult/youth “gay clubs” in communities, outside of schools. A dangerous intro to “gay sex.”
-- GAO: Pentagon Broke Law in Bergdahl Case
NEW YORK TIMES-- Poll Finds Racial Divide in Viewing Response to Ferguson Unrest - MARJORIE CONNELLY
(FROM THE ARTICLE: However, the Times/CBS News poll indicates that most black Americans continue to strongly support the president. Sixty percent of the black participants surveyed said they were satisfied with Mr. Obama’s response to the situation, and 20 percent said they were dissatisfied. In contrast, whites were closely split in their assessment of Mr. Obama’s reaction, with 35 percent positive and 39 percent displeased. As is usually the case when it comes to an assessment of Mr. Obama, whites fell along party lines: 59 percent of Democrats were satisfied and 52 percent of Republicans were dissatisfied.)
WALL STREET JOURNAL-- Rahm's Rival? - Allysia Finley
-- Russia Hits McDonald's  Authorities Expand Inspections After Closing Outlets in Moscow - OLGA RAZUMOVSKAYA
WHTM-- Corvettes at Carlisle kicks off Friday - Karissa Shatzer  (FROM THE ARTICLE: Over 5,000 Corvettes are slated to be there along with 55,000 enthusiasts.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Muscle car fans are racing to Carlisle this weekend for the world's largest Corvette show.  The annual Corvettes at Carlisle event runs from Friday, August 22 through Sunday, August 24. Over 5,000 Corvettes are slated to be there along with 55,000 enthusiasts. This year's event will feature the all-new Z06 Coupe and convertible Corvettes before they are available on the market. There will be a special 1964 50th anniversary display that includes a rare one-of-a-kind car called the CERV II, a rear engine Corvette. Multiple Corvette Hall of Famers will be at the event to sign autographs and meet fans. There will be onsite Autocross, a timed competition in which drivers navigate one at a time through a defined course. There will be plenty of shopping options with the Manufactures' Midway and Swap Meet, and a live Corvette engine swap. On Saturday, the Downtown Carlisle Corvette Parade will begin at 6:45 p.m. For more information and a schedule of events, visit


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