David John Diersen, GOPUSA Illinois Editor
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GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - July 30, 2014

-- Obama, Emanuel need to put Chicago's kids first - John Kass,0,7649160.column
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The border crisis is in part the Obama White House's making. Soon, I expect, he'll use it as an excuse for executive action on immigration policy that he could never get through Congress before November.  "You never want a serious crisis go to waste," said Obama's chief of staff in 2009, a fellow named Rahm Emanuel. "And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you could not do before."  Emanuel is now the mayor of Chicago, and the other day announced that he wanted Chicago to accept a thousand refugees. Of course, he gets the politics of this. The mayor is seeking re-election and he's having troubles with African-American voters. He doesn't want to upset the Hispanic vote as well. If you're from Chicago, you understand the politics too. It's about using the violence of Central America and the young refugees as a fulcrum so Obama can apply federal leverage, as Democrats tie up the Latino vote for generations. There is a ruthless logic to it. And Rahm's correct. Chicago politicians never let a serious crisis go to waste, even if they helped create it. What's been surprising is the silence of African-American leaders, from politicians to clergy to civil rights groups. They stand mute while resources go to the border and not to Chicago, where it is needed most. Just think of what Chicago could do with $3.8 billion for public safety, or a good chunk of that cash?  Instead of paying for additional police, politicians wring their hands at funerals of gang victims. But the dead are inevitably crowded out by new names.)
-- CHA saved millions while residents waited, report says  Agency collected federal housing dollars intended for vouchers but didn't spend the money - Lolly Bowean,0,804752.story
-- FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Second Amendment opponents use concealed carry shooting to call for more restrictions.,0,3788379.story
-- Aldermen setting cannabis dispensary regulations  Up to 13 locations for medical marijuana will be allowed in city - Hal Dardick  (DIERSEN: If you promote pot, you are Libertarian, anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American.),0,6751157.story
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats shout at Blacks that Republicans cause all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.,0,2571164.column
-- Poll: American opinion of Arabs, Muslims is getting worse - Reuters,0,6485845.story
-- Preserving online accounts after death - Jenni Bergal  (DIERSEN: I should write an article, or maybe a book, about those in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have worked the hardest against me.  They, their operatives, and their dupes would love it.  They blame me for my problems, for their problems, for your problems, and for everyone's problems.  Of course, they want everything that I have ever posted on any website to be deleted.  They were overjoyed in 2010 when I was fired for the second time as the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) webmaster and all my reports on who spoke at MTRCC meetings and who the candidates, elected officials, and party leaders were who attended those meetings were deleted.),0,74759.story
-- Boehner rules out impeachment, but Democrats cash in on the threat - Michael A. Memoli,0,683122.story
-- City plans for strict limits on medical pot sites go up in smoke - BECKY SCHLIKERMAN  (DIERSEN: If you promote pot, you are Libertarian, anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American.)
-- McDonald’s could be liable for labor practices - AP
-- What stocks are Illinois representatives buying? - MAX RUST
-- List shows two convicted cops were topic of dozens of complaints - FRANK MAIN  (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics would analogize me with Keith Herrera and Jerome Finnigan.  They would argue that I must have been far worse than Herrera and Finnigan because the federal government forces only a very few of its employees to retire early, because the federal government forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, and because the federal government never promoted me beyond GS-13 even though I had six job-related professional certifications, a job-related professional license, and three job-related masters degrees.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Two of Chicago’s dirtiest cops are at the top of a list of police officers who had generated more than 10 misconduct complaints between 2001 and 2006, according to newly released records.  Keith Herrera and Jerome Finnigan were members of a crew of rogue police officers convicted of home invasions and rip-offs of drug dealers. Finnigan was convicted in federal court of seeking to have Herrera murdered because he thought his partner was a rat. Herrera was, in fact, cooperating with law enforcement authorities investigating the crew. He served a short prison sentence, and Finnigan remains behind bars. According to a list released Tuesday, Herrera was the subject of 53 citizen complaints over the five-year period; Finnigan was named in 52 complaints. The police department didn’t take any action on any of the complaints, except for a 2003 complaint against Herrera in which he received a reprimand. The top four officers on the list were members of the now notorious Special Operations Section, which was disbanded after allegations of corruption. On Tuesday, the city turned over a batch of documents — including the list of 662 officers  — to independent journalist Jamie Kalven, who had filed an Illinois Freedom of Information Act request to obtain them. The city initially fought Kalven’s request, saying complaints against police officers should remain secret.)
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Peter Breen and Chris Nybo rent buildings in downtown Lombard for their campaign offices.
-- Jesse White emphasizes volunteer work at Naperville Chamber event - Hank Beckman  (DIERSEN: Increasingly, Democrats, their operatives, and their dupes demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you if you do not do a) enough "volunteer work" and/or b) enough Democrat Party approved "volunteer work.")
-- Millionaire Tax Hike Referenda On Ballot - John Gregory  (DIERSEN: If you ran for an office in Illinois, what referenda would your opponents put on the ballot?  Just kidding, but not completely, questions that my opponents would put the ballot would include: Should federal pensions and health care insurance subsidies be taxed?  Should the marriage penalty be increased?  Should Chevy Corvettes be taxed, especially 1972 and 2005 Corvettes?  Should Dodge Chargers be taxed, especially 2013 Charger R/Ts?  Should Ford Thunderbirds be taxed, especially 1996 Thunderbirds?  Should emails be taxed, especially emails sent out by the GOPUSA Illinois Editor?)
-- Local group expresses immigration views to Kinzinger's office - Steve Stout
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A small group of local citizens met with U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger's staff Monday to voice concerns over the government's disregard for the nation's immigration laws. The group, who call themselves Taxpayers of Congressional District 16, met with Kinzinger's representatives in the Republican's district office in Ottawa. "We have come to believe that our congressman has become a leader in the amnesty (for illegal immigrants) movement within the Republication party," said Roseanna Pulido, of Ottawa. "We also believe the immigration issue is just not a border state issue. It is a national issue of national security."  John Aschinger, of Streator, and others in the group, whose members gathered in The Times' offices following the meeting to explain their positions, agreed with Pulido."These illegal immigrants are overloading the system and forcing us into borrowing against our future," Aschinger said. "What are we going to do with all these people who are here illegally? Do we really need any more foreign workers?" . . . Pulido said she and the others would continue to make their voices and opinions on immigration heard by other legislators, both state and national. "We just have to stop the selective enforcement of immigrations laws," she concluded.)
-- Will Illinois Millionaire Tax Referenda Boost Quinn? - David Ormsby
-- A RAUNER WIN WOULD BE THUNDERBOLT TO THE POLITICAL CLASS AROUND THE NATION - Stephen Moore  (DIERSEN: If Rauner wins, those who reject the traditional family, immigration, right to life, Second Amendment, anti-illegal drugs, anti-gambling, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and the Republican Party platform will argue that he won because he rejects those planks and because an overwhelming majority of Illinois voters reject those planks.)
-- 22 MILLION YOUNG ADULTS LIVE AT HOME: NEW SURVEY SAYS PARENTS DON’T MIND  (DIERSEN: When you were a "young adult," did you "live at home?"  My father died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21.  In 1970, I applied for a financial hardship draft deferment to help support my mother and brother.  That application was granted in 1971 and then, because my draft number was over 100, I was no longer subject to the draft.  I lived with my mother and brother in Crete 1970-1972.  In September of 1972, I had saved enough working for Firestone Stores and for IRS that I could and did take out a mortgage and I bought a new town home in University Park.)
-- Islamists Taunt World with Video Release of Brutal Massacres - Matt Barber
-- Why Republican Minority Outreach Will Not Be Easy - Chris Ladd
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Chris Ladd is a Texan who is now living in the Chicago area.  He is the founder of Building a Better GOP and has served for several years as a Republican Precinct Committeeman in DuPage County, IL, and was active in state and local Republican campaigns in Texas for many years.)
-- Shooting ranges multiply in Colorado following gun control efforts  (DIERSEN: The more that Democrats do to erode Second Amendment rights, the more firearms and ammunition that Americans will buy.)
-- Obama Trolls with a Vengeance - Ben Shapiro
-- Buy American: Compelling Reasons - Tom Piatak
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American "quietly advise GOP on gay marriage shift."  Who are they advising in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), in your county Republican party organization, and in your township/ward Republican Party organization?  Of course, they advise getting rid of those like me who support the traditional family plank in the IRP platform.
-- 10 Things you Should Know About the 39th Annual National Association of Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair - Elizabeth Ann Thompson  (DIERSEN: Is there a National Association of Conservative Journalists?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When folks ask about a white journalism convention, I just tell them that is what most journalism conventions are.)
-- Only 7 percent of journalists are Republicans - Jon Terbush  (DIERSEN: Your GOPUSA Illinois Editor is part of that 7%.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: That is, only seven percent of journalists identify their party affiliation as Republican, according to a new report, The American Journalist in the Digital Age, from Indiana University. What's more, the percentage of GOP-identifying journalists has more than halved in the past decade. At the same time, 28 percent of journalists claim Democratic Party affiliation. So is that definitive proof that the Liberal Media is real? Not exactly. That 28 percent figure is actually a little lower than the 30 percent of all Americans who claim to be Democrats. And a little more than half of all journalists claim to have no party affiliation, so if that's to be believed, the media is overwhelmingly nonpartisan.)
-- Heavy Drinkers Are Prone to Memory Problems in Old Age  Study Looks at 6,500 Americans for Two Decades; Defining a Drinking Problem - Melinda Beck  (DIERSEN: I have never been a drinker, let alone a heavy drinker.  Many, if not most, if not virtually all of my Democrat GAO superiors and supervisors who took the lead in getting rid of me were heavy drinkers, older, White, and male.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: People who have a history of drinking problems by the time they are middle-aged are more than twice as likely to exhibit memory problems in later life as those who don't, according to a study that followed 6,500 Americans for two decades. A drinking problem was defined as answering yes to at least two of four questions in a widely used screening questionnaire for alcoholism: Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking? Have people ever annoyed you by criticizing your drinking? Have you ever felt guilty about drinking? And have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning? For the study, researchers at the University of Exeter in England examined records from a major longitudinal study that tracked the health of thousands of Americans born between 1931 and 1941. Participants answered the alcohol questionnaire when they were first interviewed, in their 50s and 60s, and had follow-up cognitive assessments every other year from 1996 to 2010. Only 16% said they had a drinking problem at some point. They were far more likely to show memory problems on the later word-recall tests, according to the study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. "Does it matter if you were a heavy drinker in your 20s as opposed to your 40s? We can't tell from this study," said Iain Lang, the lead author. "That's important to look at in future research." Other studies suggest that early alcohol-related cognitive damage may be reversible if people stop drinking, said P. Murali Doraiswamy, a memory expert at Duke University who wasn't involved in the research. "One in three cases of cognitive impairment in late life are potentially preventable with regular exercise, cutting down on drinking, losing unwanted pounds, getting regular sleep and giving up smoking," he said.)
-- Liberals Love the 'One Percent' - Ruchir Sharma
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: NYT promotes pot big time.  What percent of NYT employees a) use pot and b) want to use pot legally?  If you promote pot, you are Libertarian, anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American.
-- Inequality and What Really Ails America - Tyler Cowen  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government made it very clear that they believed a) that Republicans like me had too much money, b) the Post Office should have hired a Democrat instead of me in 1966, b) IRS should have hired a Democrat instead of me in 1971, c) IRS should have promoted a Democrat instead of me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, d) GAO should have hired a Democrat instead of me in 1980, e) GAO should have promoted a Democrat instead of me in 1986, and GAO should have forced me to retire much sooner than it did.)
-- Income Inequality and the Ills Behind It - Eduardo Porter
-- GAO: EPA Should Address Emerging Risks From Fracking - Pat Ware
-- Boehner rules out impeachment, but Democrats cash in on the threat - MICHAEL A. MEMOLI
-- Retirement reset: Sandwiched Boomers put plans on hold - Rodney Brooks  (DIERSEN: Many, if not most, if not virtually all of my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were consumed with envy and painted themselves as having financial problems.  They knew that my father had died in 1969, that my wife and I were DINKS (dual income, no kids), that my wife's parents had died in the 1980s, that my mother and brother did not need financial assistance, and that my wife's brother and sister did not need financial assistance.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It seems the very things that helped define the Baby Boom generation are also working against its efforts to retire. Boomers are free-spirited, independent and active. They married later in life and had children even later.  As a result, they find themselves taking care of their ailing parents at the same time many are still taking care of their children. For many, the strains on their resources are proving to be yet another reason to delay retirement — thus, the name the "sandwich generation."  "People who want to retire have to delay that," says Lanta Evans-Motte, financial adviser at Raymond James in Beltsville, Md. "This is during the time when they are at peak earnings and can put away the most money. But it's also when a lot of them are having to turn around and spend a lot of money and time taking care of their parents, their children and in some cases, their grandchildren.")
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Increasingly, if you do not promote homosexual activity, those who promote homosexual activity, their operatives, and their dupes will get rid of you.
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Former Newton (Iowa) Daily News Editor Bob Eschliman is suing the newspaper and its owners, Shaw Media, claiming religious discrimination after being fired for an anti-LGBT column he wrote.)
-- ESCAPING EMAIL: INSPIRED VISION OR HALLUCINATION? - MICHAEL LIEDTKE  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those in Illinois who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican and paint themselves as being extremely well-informed about Illinois government and Illinois political matters who hint/imply/shout a) that they do not read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, b) that everyone should visit the Capitol Fax website regularly, and c) that no one should read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
-- McDonald's Workers Were Just Handed a Huge Victory by the Obama Administration - Alec MacGillis
-- Is Rahm Emanuel doomed?  The Chicago mayor's political capital is drying up, thanks to his autocratic style and unpopular education policies - Kari Lydersen
-- Number of Fiscal Conservatives Up to Highest Level in Past Year  (DIERSEN: What do you say to "fiscal conservatives" in America, in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton who, to advance their agenda, dump "social conservatives?")
-- AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY'S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: 49% Believe Government Programs Increase Poverty in America  (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party platform promotes dependency on government and discourages individual responsibility.)
-- AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY'S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Belief U.S. Is Winning War on Terror Falls to 10-Year Low

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