David John Diersen, GOPUSA Illinois Editor
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GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - July 22, 2014

-- Rauner speaks out against limits on ride-sharing industry - Becky Yerak,0,4534018.story
-- Quinn signs measure to borrow $1.1 billion for construction - Monique Garcia,0,6990255.story
-- Courts issue conflicting rulings on Obamacare subsidies - Peter Frost,0,2238612.story
-- Wheaton approves contract with police sergeants, lieutenants - Quan Truong,0,6018915.story
-- Rick Perry's border campaign for president - Clarence Page,0,6025111.column
-- Rauner paves way for keeping tax rates high - Eden Martin
-- The steep climb in racial disparity behind bars - CHAD MERDA
-- Court orders term limit filings by mid-August - NATASHA KORECKI
-- Appellate court misdiagnoses  Obamacare - Editorial
-- Daley pal gets lucrative development deal — despite federal tax liens totaling nearly $2.8 million - TIM NOVAK
-- Aldermen embrace do-not-hire list in post-Shakman era - FRAN SPIELMAN  (DIERSEN: Constructively, in 1997, GAO put me on the do-not-hire list a) to punish me for complaining about reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation and b) to send a strong message its employees and to everyone else that GAO gives preference to its employees who are female, minority, and/or younger and that GAO gets rid of its employees who object to that.)
-- Taxes are going up, debate is over how - MADELEINE DOUBEK
-- Durbin warns Walgreens not to "turn its back" on the U.S. - LYNN SWEET
-- Democrats to unveil $2.7 billion bill on alien children
-- Did Jenny McCarthy just say Hillary Clinton is a lesbian? - CHAD MERDA
-- Federal money sought for West Chicago thorium cleanup - Robert Sanchez
-- Rauner Pledges Support for Uber  Republican gubernatorial candidate says stifling ride-share companies sends message that "Illinois is closed to innovation" - Marcus Riley
-- Congressman Roskam Calls For Funds To Clean Up West Chicago Factory Site - Craig Dellimore
-- Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois - AP
-- Race for state treasurer explodes over investments in Israel, Walgreen - Greg Hinz
-- Rauner hails Uber as taxi war spreads to governor's race - Greg Hinz
-- Durbin warns of customer boycott if Walgreen moves HQ to Europe - Greg Hinz
-- Open for business: DuPage County Fair kicks off Wednesday - Hank Beckman
-- What Will Every Illinois Teen Need to Learn How to Use?  That, plus nine other new laws that have taken effect in Illinois during the past few months. - Reboot Illinois
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Today, DuPage County Circuit Judge Bonnie Wheaton ended the pending election appeal in the 48th State Representative District, granting a voluntary dismissal motion by Illinois Democratic Party attorneys. (see filing HERE)  Today's ruling closes the legal challenge to the DuPage County Election Board's decision removing the Democratic challenger in the 48th. On July 10, the Board held that the Democratic Party violated Illinois law in their slating process. Peter Breen, who defeated six-term incumbent Sandra Pihos in the Republican Primary this past March, will appear unopposed on the November General Election ballot. "I remain focused on meeting as many voters as possible between now and election day," said Breen. "Our state faces grave fiscal and ethical crises because of the actions of the General Assembly and Governor Pat Quinn. As the State Representative for the 48th District, I intend to do everything in my power to turn around our great state and get Illinois working again.")
-- Four Problems and a Response to Obama’s LGBT Executive Order - Ryan T. Anderson
-- NFIB “will lead the fight” against Rauner service tax
-- Rauner campaign claims Quinn security detail “verbally assaulted and physically removed” a tracker
-- Gutierrez to La Raza: Get Amnesty to Punish' Americans Against Illegal Immigration
-- The Obama Policy That Is Behind The Border Tsunami - DEBRA HEINE
-- Microsoft Layoffs Prove the Deceit of Amnesty - Phyllis Schlafly
-- Bordering on Madness - Thomas Sowell
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group said angrily, "We are as good as you are!"  One of the things that make the history of clashes over race or ethnicity such a history of tragedies around the world is that -- regardless of whatever particular issue sets off these clashes -- many people see the ultimate stakes as their worth as human beings. On that, there is no room for compromise, but only polarization. That is why playing "the race card" is such an irresponsible and dangerous political game.)
-- Marriage California-style 'a sure recipe for cultural chaos' - Michael F. Haverluck
-- Moral Equivalence Is Usually Moral Negligence - David Limbaugh
-- Obama gives special protections for homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals, but takes away religious freedoms from Christians
-- Illegal Immigrants Allowed to Fly Commercially Without ID?
-- GAO investigators got subsidized health insurance using bogus identities - AP
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Increasingly, Democrats use illegals to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans.
-- Fictitious Applicants Able to Get U.S. Health-Insurance Tax Credits  According to Government Accountability Office Report, 11 Fictitious Applicants Approved Online or by Telephone - Stephanie Armour
-- GAO: What Congress' watchdogs are thinking - Richard E. Cohen
-- GAO: Q&A with Gene Dodaro - Richard E. Cohen
-- Voters See A More Divided Nation  (DIERSEN: Democrats run America.  Democrats run the federal government.  Have you worked for Democrats?  For almost 30 years, I worked for the Democrats who run the federal Government.  Democrats are extremely divisive.  They focus on turning a) non-religious people against religious people, b) non-Christians against Christians, c) liberals and moderates against conservatives, d) non-Republicans against Republicans, e) minorities against Whites, f) women against men, g) younger people against older people, h) those who have less money against those who have more money, i) veterans against non-veterans, j) those who do not own guns against those who do, k) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, l) those who have different national origins against each other, m) non-heterosexuals against heterosexuals, and n) non-Americans against Americans.)
-- Chris Christie VIP reception  Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner and his running mate, Evelyn Sanguinetti, will appear with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Friday, July 25, 2014  VIP reception and photo, 5 to 5:30 p.m., general reception, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. Register at $150 - General Reception Per Young Republican (30 and under)  $500 - General Reception Per Individual  $1,500 - VIP Reception & Photo Per Individual  $2,500 - VIP Reception & Photo Per Couple  (DIERSEN: In your precinct, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, which groups have Rauner/Sanguinetti reached out to the strongest?)
-- Chicago’s cash balance, police arrests down — emergency responses up - FRAN SPIELMAN
-- SNEED: Watch for state Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) to tender his formal resignation from the Senate around Aug. 1 — so he can officially become the next chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority. To wit: Sneed is told that Dillard, who lost his GOP gubernatorial primary bid to Bruce Rauner, requested 30 days to tie up loose ends and clean out his office. . . Watch for DuPage County Republican Party Chairman Darlene Ruscitti to appoint former state Rep. Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst) to Dillard’s Senate seat to serve out the remainder of the term.
-- Rauner still pushing term limits - ART GOLAB
-- Calling delayed tent removal ‘homeless outreach’ a bit of reach - MARK BROWN  (DIERSEN: As everyone knows, for many decades, Democrats have encouraged homeless people to come to DuPage County, and especially to Wheaton, and to stay in DuPage County, and especially in Wheaton.  They paint these homeless people as being "homegrown" and as being examples of bad/failed/vicious religious, conservative, Republican, and American principles and policies.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: City officials postponed a “homeless outreach” effort planned for Monday night in which Chicago Police and Park District security personnel were scheduled to root out individuals sleeping in tents along the north lakefront. It may be coincidental, but the change of plans didn’t come until late Monday afternoon after I’d made a few calls to learn more about the “outreach,” which sounded a lot like a sweep or crackdown to me. John Pfeiffer, first deputy commissioner in the Department of Family and Support Services, said officials decided they should give homeless individuals some warning before conducting an enforcement action. The homeless people don’t appear to be the targets so much as their tents, which I’m told have been proliferating in recent weeks in the area between Montrose and Lawrence east of Marine Drive.)
-- Voters give Hillary Clinton poor marks as Secretary of State - CHAD MERDA  (DIERSEN: What positions do you hold?  What positions have you held?  What marks do you get for your performance in those positions?  Who gives you high marks and why?  Who gives you poor marks and why?  I have served as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000 and the DuPage County Milton Township Republican Precinct 9 Committeeman since 1999.  I served as the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012, as a member of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee 2003-2011, as the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, as a member of the Illinois Republican Party Platform and Resolutions Committee in 2008, as a member of the Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee 2003-2007, and as a member of the American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board of directors 2001-2004.  Again, who gives you high marks and why and who gives you poor marks and why?)
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever increasingly, Democrats promote homosexual activity.
-- FRONT PAGE: ACT edged out as state brings in new high school exams  After nearly 15 years, free exam for juniors will become 'optional' in 2015. - Diane Rado,0,7806664.story
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are Libertarian, anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American promote pot.,0,392061.story,0,5605198.story
-- In mayoral fund-raising, Emanuel sets the rules and brings in the money  Wealthy donors with business ties to the city keep giving to the mayor. - Mick Dumke
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Increasingly, those who are anti-White, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites, conservatives, Republicans, and Americans.
-- Some Human Laws Now Being Extended to Pets - Johnny Robish  (DIERSEN: What do say to dog owning voters who refuse to vote for candidates a) who do not own a dog, b) who do not love dogs, and/or c) who are not loved by dogs?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With pets now being viewed less as property and more like part of the family, legal experts say laws are changing to extend some of the legal rights humans possess to their pets.  Yea, well if that’s really the case, would mind telling my neighbor’s dog that he now has the right to remain silent?)
-- Oberweis calls on Durbin to return money from IRS union  (DIERSEN: I was a NTEU member 1971-1980.  When my Democrat IRS superiors constructively charged me with defrauding the federal government in 1974, NTEU came to my defense and GAO sided with NTEU in 1977.  SEE: 
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis called on opponent Dick Durbin to return $11,000 in campaign donations from the union that represents IRS employees. Oberweis said the campaign donations could be one reason Durbin refuses to state whether he favors a special prosecutor for the IRS scandal. Durbin has also refused to reveal whether he corresponded with disgraced former IRS official Lois Lerner or other IRS officials in the midst of the scandal. “Maybe we now know why Dick Durbin won’t talk about the IRS scandal. He has a union to protect,” Oberweis said. Durbin has taken $11,000 in campaign donations from the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) PAC, which represents many IRS workers. Those donations were: $2,500 on 7/14/08  1,000 on 6/27/07  $2,000 on 6/26/02  $500 on 12/21/01  $5,000 on 6/7/01  In addition, since 2008, the NTEU PAC has given the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee $110,000. The union PAC is an enormous donation engine for Democrat candidates. The National Review said last year it had donated $1.63 million to candidates, more than 96 percent Democrats. Oberweis has continually asked Durbin to respond to questions regarding the IRS because he played an integral role in setting the tone for the scandal. Durbin bragged in 2010 that he had written a letter asking the agency to scrutinize a conservative organization. He made no such requests regarding liberal organizations. “Sometime before this campaign is over, we will get answers from Dick Durbin about the illegal targeting of American citizens by the IRS,” Oberweis said. “He can’t duck and hide forever.”)
-- U.S. Sen Durbin Threatens Radio Station - Illinois Review  (DIERSEN: If Dave Diersen was threatened with legal action for what he does as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor, which Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, organizations, companies, governments, etc. would come to his defense?  Which would jump in bed with those who made the threats?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is not happy with a radio ad (HERE) that focuses on the wage gap between men and women working on his Senate staff. So unhappy in fact, that he is threatening legal action against a Quincy, Illinois radio station airing the spot.)
-- Sexual Freedom First and Foremost - Eric Metaxas
-- GOP pushes to 'fire Harry Reid' - Mario Trujillo  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who are pushing to fire me as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor and as the DuPage County Milton Township Republican Precinct 9 Committeeman?  What do you say to those who pushed to fire me as the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, a member of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party Platform and Resolutions Committee, a member of the Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee, a member of the American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board of directors, etc.?  They blame me for my problems, for their problems, for your problems, and for everyone's problems.  Their operatives and their dupes talk and/or act like they have been promised lots of money, a government and/or political job and/or contract, a new home, a new car, and more if they succeed in getting rid of me.)
-- Reporters bristle as White House derides, then offers, anonymous sources - Justin Sink
-- Roskam: IRS Budget Cuts Best Way to Control 'Rogue Operation' - Sandy Fitzgerald  (DIERSEN: Federal agencies use budget cuts to get rid of any of their remaining employees who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican, especially those who are White, male, older, gun owners, non-veteran, and/or who have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Internal Revenue Service has been "exposed as a rogue operation," Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., told Newsmax TV on Wednesday, and as such, the best way to push back is on its financial side. The agency is "really instituting an insidious agenda and targeting the American people," Roskam, a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, told "America's Forum" host J.D. Hayworth. The GOP-controlled House voted Monday to slash the budget for the Internal Revenue Service's tax enforcement division by $1.2 billion, a 25 percent cut that would mean fewer audits of taxpayers and make it more likely that people who cheat on their taxes will get away with it. The House approved the cuts by voice vote after little debate as it took up a $21 billion spending bill that sets the IRS budget. Roskam said Wednesday the budget cuts are the best way to stop the IRS' activities, and that the House is using the "appropriations process to rein in the Internal Revenue Service and to push back against them, to limit their resources, to cut off their bonuses, and to make sure that their records are not destroyed." The action will ultimately have a restraining influence and will help stop the IRS's targeting of conservatives, he said. And while some critics say such budget reductions will force the IRS to cut back on its enforcement activities, Roskam said that Democrats who make that claim are "essentially framing up the IRS as victims." There are some leading liberals who are arguing that the IRS did not target conservative groups in a "ridiculous" argument that "is untrue on its face, and all the overwhelming evidence proves that to be false," Roskam said. Liberals are also arguing that the IRS will better handle such incidents if it is better funded, he said. "Both of those things, they're ridiculous, and they're not credible and they're not persuasive, and we're not going to be moved by those false claims," Roskam said. President Barack Obama has threatened to veto legislation to cut the IRS budget, said Hayworth, but Roskam said the Senate is in a precarious place. "So [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid, R-Nev., is going to shut the whole system down to defend the Internal Revenue Service?" said Roskam. "Is that his claim? As he's got member after member after member in states that Mitt Romney won, and he's in a very vulnerable position as it relates to the Senate Democrats' claim on the majority? They are in a very difficult position." Democrats are not only having to defend the IRS's activities to their constituents, but also Obamacare, Roskam pointed out, and here are Senate Democrats telling Reid he is on his own when it comes to the IRS. And while some people may say cutting government spending causes a loss of services, Roskam said people mostly just want their government services to be efficient and fair. "The Internal Revenue Service that has the ability to put people in jail, [and] has now targeted people," said Roskam. "I saw these written interrogatories from the Internal Revenue Service targeting right-to-life groups and asking them in writing — can you imagine this — asking them in writing, 'Tell us about your prayers. Tell us what goes on in your prayer meetings.'" Such policies, said Roskam, should make people "just shudder with fear, with that kind of insidious power coming from the federal government." Budget cuts are an effort to get the IRS under control, Roskam insisted. "This is an effort to get this agency under control," he said. "They have not faithfully executed the law. They have not faithfully used the resources that they have been entrusted with, and we in the House are determined to get this right and to rein them in.")
-- Most gun owners are white conservative republican males  (DIERSEN: Under the Democrats, America is becoming increasingly anti-White, increasingly anti-conservative, increasingly anti-Republican, and increasingly anti-male.)
-- AFTAH president Peter LaBarbera on the power of a 'tiny minority' - Charlie Butts  (DIERSEN: How much power do those who reject the traditional family plank in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform, their operatives, and their dupes have in your township/ward Republican organization, your county Republican organization, the Illinois Republican Party, and other organizations in your municipality, township/ward, county, and Illinois?  Which of the leaders in those organizations make it clear that they support the traditional family plank in the IRP platform?  Which of those leaders work against those like me who support the traditional family plank in the IRP platform?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: According to a new study, homosexual activists' tactics seem to be working, and one conservative credits that fact in part to the Democratic Party. A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that 2.3 percent of the population self-identifies as homosexual, lesbian or bisexual –- a number that Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) notes is indeed a "tiny minority." The Washington Post reports that the National Health Interview Survey, the government's premier tool for annually assessing Americans' health and behaviors, shows that 1.6 percent of adults self-identify as "gay" or lesbian, and 0.7 percent consider themselves bisexual. "Look at this amazing revolution they've created in our society to the point where they're now dominating in media, academia [and] the business world," he points out. "This tiny minority is dominating so many areas of culture." LaBarbera attributes part of that power to the tactic of intimidation, "the well-organized campaigns against anybody who speaks out against sodomy and homosexuality and also liberalism. The Democratic Party has given over totally now to supporting homosexuality." Activists have also sold the message that it is a civil rights issue. "The number confirms -- 2.3 percent. This is a sexual aberration," the AFTAH president insists. "This is sexual and gender confusion. This is not analogous to the noble black civil rights movement, not in any way." He concludes that activists have "basically hoodwinked the culture into treating this as a civil rights movement" and adds that skin color cannot be changed, but sexual orientation can. The federal health interview survey was begun in 1957 and comprises a wide range of questions on topics, including medical care, vaccinations and tobacco use. The Washington Post explains that the data, collected for the CDC by the Census Bureau, is highly regarded because of its large sample size — 33,557 adults between the ages of 18 and 64 for the most recent survey — and because of its methods, which include face-to-face interviews and some follow-up telephone queries.)
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are unethical, anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, operatives for the aforesaid, and/or dupes for the aforesaid promote "open primaries."  What do you say to Democrats and Libertarians who unethically vote in Republican primaries for candidates who are unethical, anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, and/or have closets full of skeletons and therefore are subject to being blackmailed and/or destroyed?)
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever increasingly, Democrats promote homosexual activity.  Under the Democrats, soon, if not already, if you refuse to promote homosexual activity like I do, you will not be hired, you will not be promoted, and you will be gotten rid of.)
-- Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio - AP
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Nationwide, working-class whites — defined as those ages 18 to 64, with less than a bachelor’s degree — are more likely to be socially conservative, less optimistic about their futures and skeptical of big government. But in Ohio, the group has been much more politically divided: encompassing deeply religious, GOP-leaning conservatives in rural areas as well as unionized blue-collar Democrats in cities. Now, those voters are getting older, moving some of them into a 65-plus group that is more likely to back the GOP.)
-- Community colleges expanding disclosure on graduation rates and other outcomes - Nick Anderson
-- Want better governing? Poll says elect more women - Catalina Camia  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn men?  They increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn men who are religious, conservative, Republican, White, older, non-poor, non-veteran, gun owners, and/or who have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
-- Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League  The nation's top colleges are turning our kids into zombies - William Deresiewicz  (DIERSEN: In 1980, I transferred from IRS to GAO.  In 1981, Charles Bowsher took over GAO.  For the next 15 years, to "upgrade" GAO's staff, he gave tremendous preference to those who had a degree from an Ivy League college.  Suddenly, my 1981 Certified Internal Auditor certificate, my 1980 master's degree in accounting from DePaul, my 1979 CPA certificate, my 1976 MBA from Loyola, and my 1970 bachelor's degree in management from NIU were all but worthless in GAO's eyes.)

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