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


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