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October 22, 2011

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GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Murphy gives outstanding presentation at AAPC conference – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com
Republican Illinois Senator Matt Murphy gave an outstanding presentation at the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Regional Conference at the Hotel Allegro in Chicago yesterday, Friday, October 21, 2011.  I have been an AAPC member since 2001 when I served as a founding director of its Midwest Chapter.  The AAPC website is at: http://www.theaapc.org/
The AAPC Code of Ethics is at: http://www.theaapc.org/default.asp?contentID=701
Sadly, of all those who hold themselves out as being political consultants in Illinois who only work for Republicans, only three are AAPC members – Christine Dudley, Stephen Rossi, and me
NBC5
— Occupy Chicago Plans Weekend Protests – Anthony Ponce
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Occupy-Chicago-Plans-Weekend-Protests-132363868.html
— Folk Legend Pete Seeger Marches with Wall Street Protesters  Seeger and friends walked to the chant of “We are the 99 percent” and “We are unstoppable, another world is possible.”
http://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/music/NATL-Folk-Legend-Pete-Seeger-Marched-with-Wall-Street-Protesters-132368998.html
— Petition Asks Emanuel To End Occupy Arrests
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Petition-Asks-Emanuel-To-End-Occupy-Arrests-132321423.html
— Emanuel Pushes Tax Break For Top Donor – Edward McClelland
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Emanuel-Pushes-For-Merc-Tax-Break-132310958.html
— Don Veto Quinnleone – Edward McClelland
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Don-Veto-Quinnleone-132319758.html
FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Occupy Chicago Protesters Ask Mayor Emanuel to End Arrests with Online Petition – Tisha Lewis
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/occupy-chicago-protesters-ask-mayor-emanuel-to-end-arrests-online-petition-grant-park-20111021
— Gallup Poll: Obama Job Approval Hits New Low
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpps/news/gallup-poll-obama-approval-hits-new-low-dpgonc-20111021-kh_15592493
CBS2
— Quinn Not Worried About Low Approval Rating  (DIERSEN: What do you think of candidates, elected officials, and party leaders who have low approval ratings, but do not worry about such ratings?  Of course, those who give candidates, elected officials, and party leaders low approval ratings should disclose who they are and honestly state their reasons for giving them such ratings.  I am one of those who gives Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, and Republican party leaders in Illinois low approval ratings when they a) fail to defend or advance the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform, including its immigration and social planks, and/or b) do things that bring disgrace to the IRP.)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/10/21/quinn-not-worried-about-low-approval-rating/
— Holy Cats! Mountain Lion Spotted In Lake Forest
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/10/21/holy-cats-mountain-lion-reported-in-lake-forest/
KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— 11th Congressional District: Kane County clerk Jack Cunningham considers run for Congress – Jonathan Bilyk
http://www.kcchronicle.com/2011/10/21/kane-county-clerk-considers-run-for-congress/abhr3kd/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Jack Cunningham has not yet announced that he intends to run for Congress. But Cunningham, who now serves as Kane County clerk, said he is “very, very interested” in seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives out of the newly created 11th Congressional District. “This would be a new district, with no existing incumbent congressman who lives in the district,” said Cunningham. “So, have I announced yet? No. “But I am watching the situation there very closely, and I am exploring my options.” Presently, Cunningham, an Aurora resident who has served as county clerk since 2002, resides within the 14th Congressional District. But under a new congressional district map crafted and approved by the Democrats who control the Illinois General Assembly, the city of Aurora and the village of North Aurora would be carved out of the current 14th District and put in a newly created 11th Congressional District. That district, shaped roughly like a “Z,” would run from Aurora and southern Kane County through Naperville and Lisle and parts of DuPage County, before zig-zagging southwest, and then return east to encompass the city of Joliet in Will County. Former U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Batavia, has said he will run in the new 11th District in the Democratic primary. He is opposed in that primary by former Aurora Township Clerk Juan Thomas and James Hickey, president of the Orland Fire Protection District. On the Republican side, Cunningham could be the first candidate to formally declare his candidacy, should he do so in coming weeks. But U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert, a Hinsdale Republican who has served in Congress since 1998 representing the 13th Congressional District, has indicated that she is strongly considering a run in the 11th District, as well, after much of her current district was moved into a newly drawn 5th Congressional District, which would be more favorable to Democrats. Should she do so, she would represent stiff competition for Cunningham, said State Rep. Randy Ramey, of Carol Stream, who serves as chairman of the DuPage County Republican Party. Ramey said he believes Biggert and other potential GOP candidates for Congress are awaiting a resolution of the court challenge brought by Illinois Republicans against the Democratic districting map. He said he expected formal announcements soon from potential candidates, like Biggert, as the candidacy filing deadlines approach for next spring’s primary elections. “There are a few people out there keeping their powder dry, so to speak, waiting to see how things shake out before deciding where to go,” Ramey said. Ramey said Cunningham could represent the area well, if elected. “He’s a conservative, and we need those in Washington,” Ramey said. He also noted that Cunningham has significant personal wealth, allowing him to “self-fund” his campaign. “I know him as a county official, and he has done well there,” Ramey said. “I don’t know how that would translate to the national level.”  Calls to Mike Kenyon, chairman of the Kane County Republican Party, and to Dick Kavanaugh, chairman of the Will County Republican Party, were not returned Friday afternoon. Cunningham said his supporters are circulating nominating petitions and he is in the process of building a campaign organization that could be “ready to move” as soon as he officially files to place his name on the ballot. Cunningham said he intends to continue to serve as Kane County clerk, even should he declare his candidacy for Congress.)

DAILY HERALD
— Lombard’s website transparency policy ‘strongest’ in state – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111021/news/710219772/
— The Civic Federation is recommending DuPage adopt the $434.7 million budget proposal that cuts spending for the third straight year, keeps the property tax levy flat and maintains core services for residents. – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111021/news/710219829/
— DuPage employers aim to put veterans to work – Justin Kmitch  (DIERSEN: For information on preference that veterans receive for federal jobs, see: http://www.opm.gov/staffingportal/vetguide.asp.  While I worked for the federal government (Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, GAO 1980-1997), many of my superiors, supervisors, and coworkers were veterans.  During the 1960s and 1970s, I sought and obtained student and financial hardship draft deferments.  I will forever be ashamed that I did not volunteer to fight the communists in Vietnam.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111021/news/710219702/
— Roskam: Cap capital gains, dividend tax rates permanently – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111021/news/710219742/
— Roskam flyer message hypocritical – John Ruckstaetter, Glen Ellyn
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111022/discuss/710229894/
— To not know the tea party is to love it – William S. Beisiegel Jr., Schaumburg
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111022/discuss/710229912/
— Don’t mess with teacher pensions – Matt Hahn, Social Studies Department, Head Baseball Coach, Geneva High School
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111022/discuss/710229920/
— It’s class war, but not the way some claim – Tom Suhrbur, Glen Ellyn
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111022/discuss/710229884/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: I recently came across one particularly shocking example of how the American corporations are waging class war against the working class – for profit, of course. On a recent flight, I came across a half-page advertisement in the airline’s magazine promoting capital investment in low wage labor in China. The company that took out the ad was ITI Manufacturing, a Houston-based corporation. In the ad entitled “Overseas Manufacturing Isn’t As Scary As You Think”, ITI claims that it: “will help you to take advantage of low overseas labor cost – without sacrificing the quality or reliable supply of your product.” Notice the words “low overseas labor costs.” Class war is being waged in America by the transnational corporations. The war was greatly intensified by Ronald Reagan. His program of limited government, deregulation, privatization and “free trade” has dominated the public discourse for 30 years. The choices we face today are very clear. Either we raise taxes on those who can most afford it or we take another step in driving down the standard of living for the working people by cutting social programs and public education. Either way, it is class war.)

— The controls on doorstep solicitation – Editorial  (DIERSEN: How would you react if someone put a “REPUBLICANS NOT WELCOME” sign on their door?)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111021/discuss/710219951/
SOUTHTOWN STAR
— No jury of peers for wealthy powerbroker Cellini – Ed Hammer  (DIERSEN: If you were put on trial, what would the profile of your peers be?  Mine would be conservative, White, male, married, no children, no pets, older, Republican, German-American, Missouri Synod Lutheran, former postal employee, former Firestone Stores employee, former IRS employee, former union member, former GAO employee, three masters degrees, six professional certifications including CPA and Certified Internal Auditor, reporter, journalist, consultant, arbitrator, federal pension recipient, Social Security recipient, Wheaton homeowner, owner of three GM cars and two Ford cars, taxpayer, forced by liberal Democrats to retire at age 49, etc.  Just kidding, but not completely.)
http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/8327336-474/no-jury-of-peers-for-wealthy-powerbroker-cellini.html

(FROM THE ARTICLE: The U.S. Constitution does not guarantee a trial by one’s peers, it only guarantees an impartial jury. Teachers would most certainly be partial against a defendant who is accused of defrauding their pension fund and whose businesses’ assets total more than $1 billion. The average Illinois teacher’s pension is about $41,000. If Cellini could have all peers on the jury, he might have a good chance at an acquittal. What would be the profile of a Cellini peer? Male, white, older, politically connected and rich – with a net worth somewhere between $10 million and $100 million. That description applies to less than 0.8 percent of the Illinois population, and not many of their kind are to be found in the typical jury pool. So the jury, minus teachers, still had to be drawn from regular folks, including those with union membership and other public workers. Cellini better be hoping that nobody has ever messed with their pensions.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Could mountain lion be lurking near the Chicago Bears’ lair?  (DIERSEN: What does Perry have to say about this?  Do mountain lions eat coyotes?)
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/8350579-418/cougar-roaming-wilderness-near-bears-practice-facility-neighbors-say.html#.TqJO0PG4gQs.email
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— AP-GfK Poll: 37 percent support ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters; politics angers most people – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-us-ap-poll-wall-street-protests,0,7170353.story
— Musical march with Seeger, Guthrie, Amram enlivens Wall Street protest – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-ap-us-wall-street-protest,0,3145060.story
— Author Naomi Wolf detained by police for aiding Occupy Wall Street protestors – Andrea Reiher
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/zap-author-naomi-wolf-detained-by-police-for-aidin-20111020,0,5134275.story
WJBC
— Pension reform advocate Andrzejewski squares off with ISU professor Norton
http://wjbc.com/pension-reform-advocate-squares-off-with-isu-professor/
— Pat Brady: GOP needs to make Illinois relevant in Presidential politics – Jim Fitzpatrick
http://wjbc.com/brady-gop-needs-to-make-illinois-relevant-in-presidential-politics/
ENEWS PARK FOREST
— Federal Reserve Agrees to Save Bank of America’s Wealthy Managers at Taxpayer’s Expense Again
http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/latest-national/28042-federal-reserve-agrees-to-save-bank-of-americas-wealthy-managers-at-taxpayers-expense-again.html
NAPERVILLE SUN
— Behind on its bills, state shares $5 billion shortfall with businesses, nonprofits – Susan Frick Carlman
http://napervillesun.suntimes.com/news/8238951-418/behind-on-its-bills-state-shares-5-billion-shortfall-with-businesses-nonprofits.html
BEACON NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: VERY SAD: Jeff Ward promotes class warfare.
http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/news/8318534-418/occupy-wall-street-is-democracy-in-action.html
HERALD NEWS
— Gibbs gives his insights at SXU – Casey Toner
http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/8331234-417/gibbs-gives-his-insights-at-sxu.html
TIMES
— 12th Congressional District: Southern Illinois race the center of attention – Benjamin Yount
http://mywebtimes.com/archives/ottawa/display.php?id=442737
PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Forum: Illinois power grid needs boost  (DIERSEN: What about getting a) ComEd to put more power lines underground and b) ComEd to trim more trees and to cut down more trees that directly threaten power lines?)
http://www.pjstar.com/opinions/forum/x804699268/Forum-Illinois-power-grid-needs-boost
SUBURBAN LIFE
— Fundraising should become somewhat easier for Springfield Park Board member GRAY NOLL’s state Senate campaign, thanks to last week’s endorsement of his candidacy by the Sangamon County GOP. – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/roselle/statenews/x1606475897/Bernard-Schoenburg-County-GOP-support-a-boost-for-Noll
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Nearly 20 percent of Topinka’s staff participated in an event to raise funds for one particular charity.  How do you react when your superiors encourage you to participate in an event to raise funds for one particular charity?
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/roselle/statenews/x1606475897/Bernard-Schoenburg-County-GOP-support-a-boost-for-Noll
NAPERVILLE SUN
— Hiring Our Heroes job fair focuses on veterans – Hank Beckman  (DIERSEN: For information on preference that veterans receive for federal jobs, see: http://www.opm.gov/staffingportal/vetguide.asp.  While I worked for the federal government (Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, GAO 1980-1997), many of my superiors, supervisors, and coworkers were veterans.  During the 1960s and 1970s, I sought and obtained student and financial hardship draft deferments.  I will forever be ashamed that I did not volunteer to fight the communists in Vietnam.)
http://napervillesun.suntimes.com/news/8343780-418/hiring-our-heroes-job-fair-focuses-on-veterans.html
ORION GAZETTE
— Veto session faces daunting list of issues – Doug Finke
http://www.oriongazette.com/news/state/x319043091/Veto-session-faces-daunting-list-of-issues
QUAD CITY TIMES
— Ron Paul speaks in Davenport – Ed Tibbetts  (DIERSEN: It looks like Paul is not making any efforts to win the Milton Township Republican Central Committee Oktoberfest presidential straw poll on Friday evening, October 28, at Carlisle in Lombard.  Of course, that will raise expectations for the other candidates.  What do you think of presidential candidates who make no efforts to win straw polls?  What do you think of presidential candidates who imply or argue that if they had made efforts to win straw polls, they would have won them?)
http://qctimes.com/news/local/government-and-politics/ron-paul-speaks-in-davenport/article_aa87830e-fc26-11e0-88a0-001cc4c002e0.html
BOLINGBROOK PATCH
— Local Officials, Business Offer Special Ed. Students a Glimpse Into Their Futures  Disability Mentoring Day allows employers to gain an increased awareness about an overlooked talent pool. – Toni Greathouse  (DIERSEN: Have you ever supervised a disabled person?  I have.  Many of the employees who my liberal Democrat GAO superiors assigned me to supervise had severe health problems or were disabled.)
http://bolingbrook.patch.com/articles/disability-mentoring-day
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar isn’t careful, he could be replaced-by a local high student. Junior Stephen Boden, who said his future interests includes someday becoming the President of the United States, was one of 44 Bolingbrook High School special education students who participated in Disability Mentoring Day Oct. 18. The one-day program allows employers to gain an increased awareness about an overlooked talent pool.)
— Cain to be in Chicago Monday after all, campaign says
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2011/10/cain-to-be-in-chicago-monday-after-all-campaign-says.html

(FROM THE ARTICLE:  Okay, we’re going to run this because one of Cain’s persons in Illinois — Jon Zahm – has assured us it’s legit. Interesting, earlier this week we ran a piece saying almost the same thing, and a Cain person told us that Cain would not be coming to Chicago.  Now it looks like he will be in Chicago for a fundraiser Monday.  If you want to go, reservation has to be in (FRIDAY). Zahm said that more information is coming soon about a potential rally that same day.  Stay tuned in you’re a Herman Cain fan.)

— Santorum: “Floored” about Cain’s “pro-choice” position
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2011/10/santorum-floored-about-cains-pro-choice-position.html
— Four pension bills to be watched in upcoming veto session
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2011/10/four-pension-bills-to-be-watched-in-upcoming-veto-session.html
— Upcoming veto session heavy with big issues
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2011/10/upcoming-veto-session-heavy-with-big-issues.html
— VIDEO: Democrats support Occupy Wall Street
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2011/10/video-democrats-support-occupy-wall-street.html

CHRISTIAN POST
— Cain Shows His Libertarian Streak in Abortion Answer? – Stephanie Samuel
http://www.christianpost.com/news/cain-shows-his-libertarian-streak-in-abortion-answer-58883/
— Hate Crime Against Christian Group Called ‘Domestic Terrorism’ – Alex Murashko
http://www.christianpost.com/news/hate-crime-against-christian-group-called-domestic-terrorism-58882/
CROSSTALK AMERICA
— Gay Domestic Terrorism Attack  (DIERSEN: Peter LaBarbara is interviewed.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBUjrz3mFYQ&feature=related
FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL
— Anti-Gay Hate and Pro-Gay Terrorism – Peter Sprigg
http://www.frcblog.com/2011/10/anti-gay-hate-and-pro-gay-terrorism/
BIG GOVERNMENT
— Lech Walesa Not Attending Occupy Wall Street in New York After Discovering Hard-Left Organizers – Adam Andrzejewski
http://biggovernment.com/aandrzejewsk/2011/10/21/lech-walesa-not-attending-occupywallstreet-in-new-york-after-discovering-hard-left-organizers/
HUMAN EVENTS
— Reminder: Joe Biden Is Not Only Offensive, He’s a Liar  Fact-checking Biden’s odious rhetoric. – John Hayward
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=47023
GOPUSA
— Robin Hood vs. the Occupiers – Michelle Malkin
http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/2011/10/21/malkin-2/?subscriber=1
NEWSMAX
— Romney Wins in ‘Blowout’ Over Obama in 2012, Poll Shows – Jim Meyers
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/Romney-defeats-obama-poll/2011/10/21/id/415329
HUFFINGTON POST
— Walsh: John Boehner ‘Doesn’t Want Someone Like Me Around’
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/21/joe-walsh-john-boehner_n_1023829.html
— California Republican: State Should Imprison Undocumented Immigrants Abroad – Elise Foley
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/22/california-illegal-immigration_n_1025980.html
THE HILL
— Wall Street protests force Cantor to cancel economic speech – Russell Berman
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/189091-occupy-wall-street-protesters-force-gop-leader-cantor-to-cancel-economic-speech

— Mark Kirk would require travel websites to list health risks of travel destinations – Pete Kasperowicz 

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.,) the lead sponsor of the bipartisan International Travelers Bill of Rights act, said he introduced the bill after 8-year old Brent Midlock drowned in a hotel pool in Mexico.)  (DIERSEN: What about health risks in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, in your precinct, in the block that you live on, in the building that you live in?)

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/189133-senators-would-require-travel-websites-to-list-health-risks-of-travel-destinations
— Orrin Hatch: Occupy Wall Street just wants to cause problems – Josh Lederman
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/189179-orrin-hatch-occupy-wall-street-just-wants-to-cause-problems

DAILY MAIL
— Obama 46, Mitt 38 – in Illinois – Don Surber
http://blogs.dailymail.com/donsurber/archives/44818
BUSINESSWEEK
— U.S. Troop Pullout May Leave Iraq Struggling as Iran Benefits – Nicole Gaouette
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-10-22/u-s-troop-pullout-may-leave-iraq-struggling-as-iran-benefits.html
— State Regulators in U.S. Investigate Structured-Notes Sales – Matt Robinson  (DIERSEN: Please see GAO report: OTC Derivatives: Additional Oversight Could Reduce Costly Sales Practice Disputes  (http://www.gao.gov/products/GGD-98-5 or http://www.gao.gov/archive/1998/gg98005.pdf)  I spent much of my last 3 years at GAO working on this report.  I am listed as “Co-project Manager” on page 230.  During my last 3 years at GAO, one of the many things that my liberal Democrat superiors and supervisors did to get me to take their early retirement “offer” was to a) assign me to supervise Gwendolyn Burton Poole, an older minority woman, and b) require me to give her an “accurate” performance appraisal, something that they had never required any of her previous supervisors to do.  See: http://www.pab.gao.gov/pab/decisions/pdf/Gwendolyn2.pdf)
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-10-22/state-regulators-in-u-s-investigate-structured-notes-sales.html
SACREMENTO BEE
— OUTSTANDING: Effort to overturn California Dream Act hits the streets – Dan Smith
http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2011/10/california-dream-act-referendum-tim-donnelly-illegal-immigrants-college-aid.html
SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The San Antonia Express opposes a border fence.  Those who come into America illegally, those who stay in America illegally, and those who bring others to America illegally also oppose a border fence.
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/When-it-comes-to-the-border-fence-Perry-is-2230348.php
LUBBOCK AVALANCHE JOURNAL
— OUTSTANDING: Anti-illegal immigration bills buoyed by GOP debate – Enrique Rangel
http://lubbockonline.com/editorial-columnists/2011-10-22/rangel-anti-illegal-immigration-bills-buoyed-gop-debate
NEW YORK TIMES
— For Those With Less, One Less 9 From Cain – Sarah Wheaton
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/21/for-those-with-less-one-less-9-from-cain/
— FRONT PAGE: Wall St. Protest Isn’t Like Ours, Tea Party Says – Kate Zernike
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/22/us/politics/wall-st-protest-isnt-like-ours-tea-party-says.html
— The End of Cheap Chinese Goods – Floyd Norris  (DIERSEN: I remember in 1972 paying $600 for a television made in America.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/22/business/signs-that-the-era-of-cheap-chinese-imports-is-ending.html
— Cries of Anti-Semitism, but Not at Zuccotti Park – Joseph Berger
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/22/nyregion/occupy-wall-street-criticized-for-flashes-of-anti-semitism.html
WASHINGTON POST
— Illinois officials show no signs of urgency on paying state’s overdue bills – AP
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/illinois-officials-show-no-signs-of-urgency-on-paying-states-piles-of-overdue-bills/2011/10/21/gIQArkT33L_story.html
ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Social Security raise welcomed in tough economy – Matt Sedensky  (DIERSEN: With the $1,680 increase in my federal pension that I am in line to get, I will still have $720 less to spend in 2012 than in 2009 from my federal pension because my federal health insurance premiums increased by $1,400 in 2010 and by $1,000 in 2011.)
ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— Tea party leader: Occupy movement a ‘freak show,’ and Wall Street undeserving of blame for economy – Jim Galloway
http://blogs.ajc.com/political-insider-jim-galloway/2011/10/21/tea-party-leader-occupy-movement-a-%E2%80%98freak-show%E2%80%99-and-wall-street-undeserving-of-blame-for-economy/
DAILY WESTON
— Occupy Wall Street Protesters Head to New Canaan – Richard Weizel  (DIERSEN: Where will the Occupy Chicago protesters head to?)
http://www.thedailyweston.com/news/occupy-wall-street-protesters-head-new-canaan
WASHINGTON POST
— For Herman Cain, no steering clear of race – Sandhya Somashekhar
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/for-herman-cain-no-steering-clear-of-race/2011/10/17/gIQAdNkN4L_story.html
INDIANAPOLIS STAR
— Navarrette wrong again on immigration policy – Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, Chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee
http://www.indystar.com/article/20111022/OPINION01/110220302/Navarrette-wrong-again-immigration-policy?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7COpinion%7Cs
TEMPLE NEWS
— Pennsylvania: VERY SAD: Undocumented activists, professors take to Old City for (ILLEGAL) immigrant rights – Haley Kmetz
http://temple-news.com/2011/10/21/undocumented-activists-professors-take-to-old-city-for-immigrant-rights/
VARIETY
— Obama courts Latino Hollywood  Fundraising targets prominent leaders – Ted Johnson
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118044856
TIME MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: With the end of DADT, Karl Johnson, formerly known as Officer X, is overjoyed that he now can admit his homosexuality without fear of reprisal.  While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my liberal Democrat superiors and supervisors made it clear that if I admitted my conservatism, I would suffer reprisal.  Because I did admit my conservatism, I did suffer reprisal.)

http://battleland.blogs.time.com/2011/10/21/the-party/
INSTINCT MAGAZINE
— Boehner’s DOMA Defense: Gay People Are Powerful, Can Fight Marriage Ban Without Courts – Brandon Rolph  (DIERSEN: Since the 1970s, it has been more that obvious that people, organizations, and companies that promote homosexual activity have had tremendous “power” in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP).  In Illinois, the LESS that a candidate, elected official, or party leader does (officially and/or unofficially) to promote homosexual activity, the LESS that the IRP does (officially and/or unofficially) to help that candidate, elected official, or party leader.)
http://instinctmagazine.com/blogs/blog/boehner-s-doma-defense-gay-people-are-powerful-can-fight-marriage-ban-without-courts?directory=100011
CBS BOSTON
— 33-Year-Old Corvette With 13 Miles On It For Sale In Plymouth – Bill Shields  (DIERSEN: My 40-year-old Corvette has 5,081 miles on it and it is not for sale.)
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2011/10/21/33-year-old-corvette-with-13-miles-on-it-for-sale-in-plymouth/
VETTE
— 2011 National Corvette Museum Birthday Bash – Countdown To C7  With an all-new model in the offing, we inspect the made-over ’12 Corvette at the NCM Birthday Bash – Walt Thurn
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Harry Hay, considered to be the founder of the homosexual movement; 18 years a member of the Communist Party; a founder of the the Mat­tachine Foundation; anti-war activist and speaker at NAMBLA events.

An extension of the homosexual agenda is the push for ‘transgender’ and ‘pedophile rights’. Harry Hay is a classic example; a supporter of NAMBLA who marched in Gay Pride parades, Harry Hay is often pictured wearing a dress. He was a typical anti-war “peace activist” and liberal, and advocated statutory rape, spoke freqeuently at NAMBLA conferences, and made public statements to justify sexual abuse of minors.

In ‘The dark side of the transgender movement Powerful testimony for Transgender Bill hearing next week’ at the Mass Resistance website, Brian Comecher points out some disturbing things about how government is now attempting to force society to normalize transgenders in the minds of every day citizens. (You can also see numerous displays of this in popular culture, also; Chastity Bono is a poster child for transgenderism and is being used by the movement to further push this twisted agenda.)

The transgender movement has been flooding the legislators with their emotional stories and their general disinformation, including bitter complaints about “discrimination” and demands for transgender “civil rights”.

But there’s another side – the truth – that needs to be heard. It’s about what this unfortunate and tragic disorder is really about, and how it harms the people engaging in it and the people around them.

The horrible thing about that article is the testimony brought forth by someone who’s dad suffered sexual abuse as a child and grew up to be someone who wanted to be a woman. That is the answer to Dr. Michael Brown’s article “Why Are We Surprised With the Push for ‘Pedophile Rights”.

A healthy society would never support behaviors that produce more problems (such as rape, murder and gender confusion that is a catalyst to more criminal behavior).

The radical left pushes to eliminate age of consent laws altogether, but there are many many examples of why that would be a complete disaster; it completely contradicts a common sense approach to creating sensible public policy and protecting children.

It’s unfortunate that leftists are such masters at media manipulation with such a harmful and disturbing agenda as this; it is also infiltrating the school systems, teaching young impressionable minds that their parents’ view of morality is outdated.

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What they want to stop is Scott Lively talking about the facts about socialism and homosexuality in the book he co-authored “The Pink Swastika”. No dissent is allowed, no discussion, just ‘shut down Scott Lively”. You can bet if the situation were reversed, it would be considered a ‘hate crime’ despite the fact that these people want to rob people of faith of their ‘freedom of religion’. They claim it’s about ‘equal rights’ but that’s not the reality of it. The debate about homosexuality and what the Bible says (and whether we have the freedom or SHOULD retain the freedom to talk about the Bible says) is modern day society’s war about religious freedom, make no mistake.

The report by WorldNetDaily’s Drew Zahn describes the scene:

“In the early morning hours, on the eve of a banquet designed to expose the homosexual activist agenda, security cameras on the campus of the Christian Liberty Academy, a school run by the Church of Christian Liberty in Arlington Heights, Ill., captured what may be a prominent example of an anti-Christian ‘hate crime.’
An unknown vandal or vandals threw chunks of concrete bricks through the school’s entryway with a message protesting the banquet, which was planned by Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, or AFTAH, to honor pro-family activist and author of ‘The Pink Swastika,’ Dr. Scott Lively.
Upon the concrete bricks were written the words ‘Shut down Lively,’ and the vandals included a note threatening more violence if the church and school didn’t stop hosting such ‘homophobic’ guests.
‘This is just a sample of what we will do if you don’t shut down Scott Lively and AFTAH,” the note reads. ‘F— Scott Lively. Quit the homophobic s—!’”

It’s readily apparent who the haters are.

See also Homofascism and the Dark Days Brewing for America An excerpt:

members of the various factions of the Left, are more than willing to break laws and to vandalize or destroy property to push their twisted agenda. They spit on the law, and they feast on a hatred of the truth and those who proclaim it, but they apparently see no duplicity in their profuse, false accusations of “hate” toward those of us who tell the truth about the sin of homosexuality. It is more important than ever that we strongly refuse to be intimidated or silenced by these people and stand against them, as Mr. LaBarbera, Dr. Lively and the Christian Liberty Academy are doing.

As more and more people cower in the face of these dangerous acts of domestic terrorism to force us to comply with their twisted idea of reality and give up more of our freedoms, people like LaBarbera, Dr. Lively and organizations that stand true like the Christian Liberty Academy need our support.

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From the Patriot Post

This image says it all about the ideologies that are at war with one another today. The poster can be purchased from the Patriot Post, here.

More communists join the “Occupy Wallstreet” protesters; Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie.

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