David John Diersen, GOPUSA Illinois Editor
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GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - August 1, 2014

-- BRUCE RAUNER PROMISES $1M TO SOUTH SIDE CREDIT UNION - Charles Thomas  (DIERSEN: One could argue that Rauner gives his own money to others while Quinn gives taxpayer's money to others.  What do you give others?  I give others the time and money that it takes to put together and send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and often in the evening too.  I spend about 10 hours a day, 70 hours a week, 300 hours a month, 3,650 hours a year, and 36,500 hours a decade doing that.  In addition, I spend thousands of dollars each year for email and website services, newspaper subscriptions, magazine subscriptions, etc.  It does not bother me at all when people who state that they are anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American say that I am wasting my time and money as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor.  But it does bother me, and I hope it bothers you too, when people who claim to be religious, conservative, Republican, and/or American say that I am wasting my time and money as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor.  My critics treat me like they believe that my time is worthless.  In my defense, in 1997, GAO paid me about $57 an hour in today's dollars.  $57X10=$570, $57X70=$3,990, $57X300=$17,100, $57X3,650=$208,050, and $57X36,500=$2,080,500.)$1m-to-south-side-credit-union-/231631/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A spokeswoman for a stunned Quinn campaign wrote: "Any exchange of money for political support raises serious ethical questions. Pay to play has no place in Illinois."  "It's not Democrat, it's not Republican, it's business," said Allen.  Rauner says he will not concede the city's black vote to the Democratic incumbent who won lopsided majorities here in 2010. Speaking for himself, Otis Monroe says the credit union deal could make a difference for the Republican. "I would be more likely to consider voting for him once the commitment is actually executed," said Monroe.  The Rauner campaign says the Republican has a long history of working to improve communities on the West and South Sides of Chicago. A Quinn spokeswoman says Rauner has a "sorry record" of not hiring African Americans at his investment firm and is trying camouflage his past.)
-- FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF QUINN: Group picked by Quinn administration made no loans, but kept $150,000 - Monique Garcia and Ray Long
-- City's day of reckoning over pensions delayed - Hal Dardick
-- EEOC: Harold Washington College passed over job applicant because of age - Michelle Manchir
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote pot are Libertarian, anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American.
-- Pfleger wants guns banned from all archdiocese buildings - MICHAEL SNEED  (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party platform is extremely anti-Catholic.  Never-the-less, many Catholics vote for Democrats and therefore promote the Democrat Party platform.)
-- FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PHOTO OF RIOPELL: Campaigns working to get people to vote early, by mail - Mike Riopell
-- The real goal of the millionaire tax referendum - Editorial
-- Rauner says he'll be 'champion' for farmers - AP  (DIERSEN: What is your connection with farming?  My grandparents on my mother's side and their ancestors were farmers.  During the 1950s, I spent lots of time at their farm in Grant Park.  My great great grandparents on my father's side and their ancestors were farmers.)
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Margaret Niederer, a retired regional long-term care ombudsman, blasts Rauner.  Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  If you sought a government or political office, who would blast you?  If I sought a government or political office, those who ended my chairmanship of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, ended my membership on the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce of Government Affairs Committee, ended my being the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, ended my membership on the Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee, ended my membership on the American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board of directors, and ended my GAO employment; those who I have sued; and operatives and dupes for the aforesaid would blast me.  Of course, the aforesaid shouts that I cause all my own problems, I cause all of their problems, I cause all of your problems, and I cause all of everyone's problems.)
-- Schilling leads with veterans - Aurelia Miller, Coal Valley  (DIERSEN: Are you a veteran?  I am not.  Were you eligible for the draft?  I was.  Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  If I sought a government or a political office, sooner or later, my nasty opponents would call me a draft dodger.  They would demonize me, denigrate, and condemn me as being a hypocrite and a coward for seeking and obtaining student and financial hardship draft deferments.)
-- Mansion or shack? It's the $1M question
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.  What will the same seven-figure price tag get you in San Francisco? Not much. . . And in Springfield, Illinois, $1 million gets you a nearly 6,000 square foot house with six bedrooms near a top-rated golf course.)
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Suburban Life, James Magruder, and Prairie Path Books in Wheaton promote homosexual activity.
-- Pooch on short leash after unrelated dog bite - Cathy Janek  (DIERSEN: From what I see, in America, it is almost impossible to get elected if you do not own a dog, if you do not love dogs, and if dogs do not love you.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Across the U.S., almost 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year — half of them are children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of five bites requires medical attention. DuPage County sees about 900 dog bites each year, and Will County reports that one to two dog bites are reported each day. This year so far, DuPage County has seen about 400 bites involving dogs, said Todd Faraone with DuPage County Animal Care and Control. “The vast majority of the bites reported are dog-to-dog incidents,” he added. This typically occurs when one dog is loose roaming a neighborhood. Less frequently, one dog bites another dog while both are out for walks with their owners. Faraone said sometimes dog walkers might find themselves in a helpless situation, but he did provide some tips on how dogs and owners can stay safe while out walking. Dog walkers should “have an idea if there are any potential problem dogs in the area they are walking and avoid those areas if possible,” Faraone said. “Dogs that are on tie outs have an increased tendency to be aggressive and can break from the tie out,” he added. “Walkers shouldn’t be listening to music or talking on their cellphones so they can hear a barking or an approaching dog,” Faraone said. If approached by another dog with an aggressive posture, he said, it is important to keep your dog under control.)
-- Wheaton Colleges Makes Forbes' List  Wheaton College was ranked at No. 75 on Forbes' recently released list of the top 100 colleges in the U.S. - Amie Schaenzer
-- Rauner leads Quinn; is that shocking at this stage of Ill. electoral game? - Gregory Tejeda
-- DUCKWORTH CALLED ON TO APOLOGIZE FOR CALLING HER OPPONENT "UNFIT TO SERVE"  (DIERSEN: I should write an article, or maybe a book about those who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am "unfit to serve" as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor because a) I have included links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that they disapprove of, b) I have included links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that were written by people who they blacklist, and/or c) I refuse to be their operative or dupe.)
-- Cook moves Enyart district from “Lean D” to “Toss-up”
-- Criminal States  In Illinois and New York, the crime-fighters are criminals. - Kevin D. Williamson
-- Conservatives Kill Amnesty Bill —- For Now - Matthew Vadum
-- Sabato: Illinois Now Leans Republican, Quinn in Trouble - Sandy Fitzgerald
-- What Do You Call a President Who Helps Our Enemies? - ALLAN ERICKSON
-- Goal of “gay” programs in schools: Persuade kids to “come out” early as homosexuals. Here’s how they do it.
-- Left-Wing Media Matters Criticizes Washington Post for Being “Obsessed” About Hillary Clinton’s Wealth - Don Irvine  (DIERSEN: I should write an article, or maybe a book about my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who were the most "obsessed" with my "wealth.")
-- GOP leaders stumble on Day One - JOHN BRESNAHAN, ANNA PALMER and JAKE SHERMAN
-- A Sexy Gay Flick, ‘The Art of Being Straight,’ Becomes New GOP Weapon - Olivia Nuzzi
-- Holding McDonald’s Accountable - Editorial
-- Court upholds Wisconsin collective bargaining and voter ID laws - MICHAEL MUSKAL
-- Why Do the Feds Want to Dismantle the Golden Arches?  The National Labor Relations Board begins an attack on the franchising business model. - Andrew Puzder
-- Border bills stall in House, Senate - Deirdre Walsh and Tom Cohen
-- For some companies, influx of migrant children into U.S. means business - MICA ROSENBERG
-- FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: Senators spent $1 million on charter flights last year - Donovan Slack and Paul Singer
-- HARDCOPY ARTICLE HEADLINE: Tech's silence on diversity speaks volumes - Jon Swartz
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Colorado encourages people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
-- Labor rolls out its plan to defeat GOP in November - John Wojcik & Mark Gruenberg
-- 10 Best Cars for Young Drivers, 2014 - Jessica Anderson  (DIERSEN: What cars did you buy when you were young?  I bought a 1958 Chevy BelAir in 1964 when I was 16, a 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966 when I was 17, a 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967 when I was 19, a 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968 when I was 20, a 1962 Chevy BelAir when I was 22, and a 1972 Corvette when I was 23.)
-- 10 Best Cars for Older Drivers - Jessica Anderson  (DIERSEN: How old are you?  I am 65.  What cars do you own?  I own a 1972 Chevy Corvette, 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX, 2003 Chevy Cavalier LS, 2005 Chevy Corvette, and 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max.)

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