Archive for November, 2011

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November 10, 2011           JustinRoth@yahoo.com                                                                 
Earlier this week, the nation’s second-largest Second Amendment organization announced its endorsement of Congressman Joe Walsh (R-McHenry).  In announcing the endorsement, Gun Owners of America Vice Chairman Tim Macy said, “Congressman Walsh is a leader on Second Amendment issues, plain and simple.  When it comes to defending the right to keep and bear arms, Joe Walsh is at the forefront of the battle and was the clear choice in our decision to endorse.”  The Gun Owners of American has been described by Congressman Ron Paul (T-TX) as, “the only no-compromise gun lobby in Washington.”
“During his long tenure as an elected figure, Randy Hultgren has shown little interest in upholding gun rights,” said Macy. “Walsh, on the other hand, is a true defender of the Second Amendment who in his short time in Congress has already become a leading voice for gun owners all across America.”Rep. Walsh is a cosponsor of two concealed carry reciprocity bills in the U.S. House, and he recently chided his own state for trampling the gun rights of its citizens.

“We are an embarrassment (in Illinois),” Walsh said. “We are the last state standing when it comes to concealed carry.” Although Illinois is the only state that will not benefit from congressional legislation, Walsh hopes that the passage of national reciprocity will spur his state to action.

Recently, the freshman Congressman became the first member of Congress to officially call for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation because of the growing Fast and Furious scandal. More than 30 members of Congress have since joined the call for Holder to step down.

“The American people deserve to know the truth regarding Attorney General Eric Holder’s knowledge and role in the Fast and Furious operation,” said Walsh in a statement.  “This program was deliberately designed to attack law-abiding American gun owners and gun dealers. Why else would an anti-gun Administration force licensed firearms dealers to sell guns to violent criminals?”

“Our gun rights frequently come under attack in Washington,” said GOA’s Mr. Macy. “Gun owners and sportsmen around the country have a trusted friend in Congressman Walsh.

“Gun Owners of America is proud to make this endorsement, and we encourage friends of the Second Amendment from Illinois and around the country to stand with Rep. Walsh with their encouragement and financial support as well.”

Congressman Walsh reacted to the endorsement by saying, “I am pleased to have the support of this wonderful organization and I will continue to be a tireless advocate for the Second Amendment, which I believe to be the most important amendment in the Bill of Rights.”

This endorsement comes on the heels of the congressman receiving the Family Research Council’s “True Blue” Award for maintaining a 100% Pro-Family voting record, as well as earning a 95% ranking on the Heritage Foundation’s Legislative Scorecard, which recognizes those members of Congress who are “fighting for freedom, opportunity, prosperity and civil society.”

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 November 10, 2011

Fellow Republicans: News clips and upcoming event information:

— First battles for ’12 elections fought in the precincts – Brenda Schory
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As Republican committeeman of the First Precinct in St. Charles, Sondra Hecox has already been out walking the walk and talking the talk. Hecox, 75, said she will take one side of the street and her husband, Dale, 80, will take the other and they will hit every house, every door. Frequently they will cover another precinct or two if their help is needed.

“We pass out literature,” Hecox said. “We’ve done a ton of that. We are collecting signatures for all the candidates who are running who gave us petitions.”

Hecox has been precinct committeeman for six years, and she served as assistant committeeman for 14 years, regularly educating and registering voters, helping people get to the polls and serving as a poll watcher on election days. “I really, really believe it’s our responsibility as precinct committeemen,” Hecox said. Christopher Faber, 32, a North Aurora trustee and Democratic precinct committeeman in the 11th Precinct of Batavia, said he also walks the precinct to get votes out for their candidates.

“I communicate with candidates,” Faber said. “I drop off their stuff. I call people to remind them to vote. I’ve talked to a few to recruit them to the Democratic side.”

As the big guns line up for political battle in the 2012 election season, the first battles are fought in the precincts, with committeemen from each party. But not every precinct has a Hecox or Faber willing to give it a full-out effort. This is something Mark Guthle, chairman of the Kane County Democratic Central Committee, and Mike Kenyon, a Republican county board member from South Elgin and chairman of the county GOP, can agree on.

“A precinct committeeman is what you bring to the table,” Guthle said. “Are you going to do something, or are you a name on a piece of paper? We have enough [committeemen] in our county, but how many actually do work their precincts?” Kane County has a vacancy rate of almost 40 percent for Republican precinct committeemen, said Doug Ibendahl, editor of Republican News Watch, an online commentary of GOP news.

Kane County has 299 precincts. In 2010, only 181 precincts had a candidate for Republican precinct committeeman. No Republican ran in 118 precincts, he said. Ibendahl’s website, www.republicannewswatch.com, hosts the Republican Precinct Project, urging  people to get involved as committeemen. All that is required is 10 signatures to get on a ballot. If no one runs, the party chairman for the county appoints someone.

“Where is everybody?” Ibendahl said. “Kane’s vacancy rate is not the worst at 39.5 percent, but it should be hard to find a precinct in Kane and say there are no good Republicans there.”  Ibendahl is a Chicago attorney and former General Counsel of the Illinois Republican Party and served on the Bush-Cheney legal team in Florida during the 2000 Presidential recount. Ibendahl’s goal is for a committeeman to take the helm of every one of the 6,705 precincts in Illinois. He said full participation in these two-year volunteer positions is critical for the success of Republican candidates – and for taking back the White House.

“They are the front line ambassadors for the party,” Ibendahl said. “They are the only party official that the average person will ever meet – they are not going to meet Mitt Romney or Herman Cain.”

He ticked off a list of responsibilities for a good committeeman – dropping off literature, collecting signatures, registering people to vote and helping them get to the polls – describing exactly what Faber and the Hecoxes do.

“We’re the ones losing elections,” Ibendahl said of Republicans. “How did [Gov. Pat] Quinn win the election when every poll leading up to the election for weeks, showed Bill Brady winning? Pat Quinn pulled it out because the Democrats do it better with boots on the ground. They’ve got teachers, unions, police and fire …  the problem with the Republican Party is the country club types and company CEOs are not, by and large, knocking on doors.”

The Republican Precinct Project is geared to have the GOP match what the Democrats do in getting boots on the ground, he said.

“They have a huge army they rally every election,” Ibendahl said. “Republicans would rather sit around and complain. We’ve got less than a month to go now. People have until the close of business on Dec. 5 to file nominating petitions to be precinct committeeman.”

Kenyon said the blank spots among Republican precinct committeemen are largely in Elgin and Aurora, with only a few vacancies in Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles townships. “I go to people I know and ask them, and when I see somebody, I call and ask,” Kenyon said. “It’s similar to trying to get somebody to do something anywhere else. Why are there fewer Lions and Jaycees and Rotarians? Nobody wants to do anything.”  And sometimes, there is a precinct committeeman who fills a space and then does nothing to build the party. “There’s not much you can do about that,” Kenyon said. “If anybody is elected, you cannot get rid of them unless they resign.

If a committeeman is not doing their job, and you want to put somebody else in there, they’ll tell you to go pound sand. If you have a committeeman that moves out of state or out of town, he still has to write a letter to [the county clerk] to resign.”

A review of precinct committeemen elected in the last cycle shows more vacancies among Democrats than Republicans, but Guthle said he’s not worried. “I can attest to this, the Democrats are making gains in the county through precinct committeemen in Aurora, Elgin and Dundee,” Guthle said. “In 2012, we will get more in this cycle and fill it up. It’s not a number on a ballot. We are looking for people who want to work and volunteer their time, walk the precinct, talk to people and get signatures for candidates.” Faber agreed. “Republicans have control around these parts, but the Democrats have control of the ground,” Faber said. “I always felt the Democratic side does a better job knocking on doors. When I’m out doing it myself, the other people I see out are doing it for other Democrats, rarely for Republicans.”)

— Hultgren aims to ease uncertainty – Jonathan Bilyk

— Sharon Bialek: Herman Cain a ‘pathological liar’ with ‘amnesia’  Abdon Pallasch and Lynn Sweet
— Fight against anti-Semitism still has hurdles – Lynn Sweet  (DIERSEN: I am very proud that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WWI, that my two uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans during WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
— Townships provide good value – Bryan Smith, Executive Director, Township Officials of Illinois
— Two step: Hultgren spokesman Andrew Flach talks primary endurance, Illiniwek – Kerry Lester
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The most physically demanding thing I’ve ever done in my life.”  That’s what Andrew Flach, Hultgren’s campaign spokesman said in a 2004 Daily Illini article about his auditions for the Chief Illiniwek role as a student, and the endurance building involved in the intense four-minute dance routine. We teased him that the 14th primary against fellow Republican Joe Walsh may soon hold that place. “It already is,” he cracked. As we’re full of videos today on the blog, here’s a fun one of the Chief’s last dance in 2007.)
— Wheaton Warrenville Dist. 200 requests 4.74 percent tax increase, will likely get less than that – Marco Santana
— Herman Cain’s woman problem – Kathleen Parker
— Student rally for Paterno turns violent – AP
— Naperville looks to cut professional memberships, subscriptions – Justin Kmitch
(DIERSEN: Since 1979, I have been a member of many professional associations and I have always paid the membership fees with my own money.  I served as the Treasurer of the Association of Government Accountant’s (AGA) Chicago Chapter between 1983 and 1986 and its Membership Director between 1986 and 1996.  I served on the Illinois CPA Society’s Membership Committee between 1989 and 1998.  I served as founding director of the Midwest Chapter of the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) between 2001 and 2004.  I have been a member of the American Accounting Association since 1982, AAPC since 2001, American Board of Forensic Accountants since 1997, American Institute of CPAs since 1979, American Society of Public Administrators since 1982, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners since 1990, AGA since 1979, Federal Criminal Investigators Association since 1988, Illinois CPA Society since 1979, Institute of Internal Auditors since 1980, and Society of Professional Journalists since 2005.)
— Video of Rep. Joe Walsh shows angry GOP congressman ranting at constituents – Katherine Skiba  (FROM THE ARTICLE: Walsh issued a statement about the event, saying, “I am passionate about our freedom, fighting for taxpayers and standing up against big government.” He said he apologized to the woman “for getting a bit too passionate, to which she smiled and did not mind at all.”)
— Redistricting an abuse of democracy – Editorial
— What’s Walsh’s ex-campaign manager’s story?
— SIUE students ‘Occupy’ change – Kathie Bassett
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Topinka appoints Krysztof Hanusiak to her “Polish Advisory Council.”  I am 100% German national origin. Will Topinka appoint me to her “German Advisory Council?”  I am White.  Will Topinka appoint me to her “White Advisory Council?”  I am a male.  Will Topinka appoint me to her “Male Advisory Council?”  I am conservative.  Will Topinka appoint me to her “Conservative Advisory Council?”  I am Republican.  Will Topinka appoint me to her “Republican Advisory Council?”  I am over 60 years old.  Will Topinka appoint me to her “Over 60 Years Old Advisory Council?”
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka announced that Krysztof Hanusiak, owner of Royal Kitchen and Bath Cabinets, has agreed to serve on her office’s newly formed 10-member Polish Advisory Council.
Scheduled to meet quarterly, the Council will advise the Comptroller on issues of importance to the community and assist in formation of initiatives to address those concerns. “Chris brings a wealth of experience and insight that will serve this Council well,” said Topinka of the Niles businessman. “I appreciate his willingness to join the group, and look forward to many meaningful discussions in the months ahead.”
The volunteer Council is one of several advisory panels created by Topinka to ensure direct communication with communities throughout the state. Other Advisory Councils include: African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic, Rural Affairs, and Women. Advisory Council members come from a variety of backgrounds, geographic regions and areas of expertise. Topinka will work with each group to propose and/or promote possible and existing legislation to advance the well-being of respective communities. For more information on the Comptroller’s Office, please visit: www.illinoiscomptroller.com.)
— The Smart People Really Do Live in the Suburbs – Jeff Ward
— Electability vs. Ideology matters to conservatives – Nancy Thorner
— We Must Put an End to Medicare Fraud – Peter Roskam  (DIERSEN: I have been a Forensic Accountant since 1997, a Certified Fraud Examiner since 1990, a Certified Internal Auditor since 1981, and a CPA since 1979.  I worked for GAO on audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division 1986-1988.  I worked for IRS 1971-1980.)
— Nativity Scene Returns to Illinois State Capitol for 4th Year – Tom Ciesielka
— Credibility gap on both sides of Herman Cain, Sharon Bialek saga – William Kelly
— In debate, Cain rebuffs charges – Seth McLaughlin
— Cain fails to understand that prudence is a virtue – Timothy P. Carney
— Walsh banks on 1 percent support – Mark Wachtler
— What More Can Cain Do? – Lowell Ponte
(FROM THE ARTICLE: CBS News asked Cain if he would take a lie detector test. Cain agreed. He did not fall back on the usual politician evasions, e.g., “I’ll take a lie detector test when my opponent takes an IQ test.”  When ancient Greek playwrights painted themselves into a corner, they often had a crane lower a pagan god onto the stage to magically resolve the drama. This device was called deus ex machina, “god from a machine.” In our increasingly godless age we put our faith in feeble science. We expect the polygraph, the lie detector, to give us veritas ex machina, “truth from a machine.” Our courts do not let this unreliable machine send people to prison. One reason, experts contend, is that some can successfully lie to a lie detector.)
— Newt smacks down Occupy Wall Street
— Why the Right Hates Mitt Romney and His 2012 Presidential Bid – Michael Medved
— Obama’s Socialism in God’s Name – Ed Kaitz  (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party platform promotes dependency on government, homosexual activity, abortion, and worse.  The Democrat Party platform is extremely anti-religious.  Therefore, any individual, any organization, any company, any country, any anything that promotes the Democrat Party platform or Democrats is anti-religious.)
— As for the Rest of ‘Em – W. James Antle, III
— Heated Rep. Walsh: ‘Don’t blame banks’ – Peter Schroeder  (SEE WALSH STATEMENT AT:
— A coalition of conservatives is working to organize the disparate groups opposing Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential nominee. – Alicia M. Cohn  (DIERSEN: In 2008, what those who opposed Romney did helped McCain win the primary.)
— Norquist’s group won’t remove names of House members disavowing tax pledge – Russell Berman and Bernie Becker
— Cain refers to Pelosi as ‘Princess Nancy’ – Jonathan Easley  (DIERSEN: What if Pelosi referred to Cain as “King Cain?”)
— Herman Cain Sexual Harassment Allegations Brought Up At GOP Debate – Jason Linkins
— Romney Defends Auto Bailout Opposition in His Native State – Lisa Lerer and David J. Lynch

— Republican debate winners and losers: A disastrous night for Perry – Brian Montopoli
— UC Berkeley students try to set up Occupy camp on campus as police move to clear tents – AP
— Perry’s big ‘oops’ could be the beginning of the end – Aaron Blake
— If you were to join Occupy Chicago, what would you be protesting? – Loretta A. Ragsdell
— Perry’s debate gaffe could devastate his campaign – David Montgomery
— ‘This Home is Occupied’: An Occupy Atlanta Protest Moves to a Foreclosed Home – Josh Sanburn  (DIERSEN: How many empty foreclosed homes/town homes/condos are there in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, in your precinct, on your block, in the building that you live in?)
— Experts say administration proposal puts Federal Employee Health Benefits on the ropes – Jason Miller
— Most Believe Reporters Publish Damaging Info First, Check Facts Later  (DIERSEN: Once an allegation is made and posted on a website, that is, once the allegation has been put into the public realm, it is a “fact” that that allegation was made.  Often, what candidates, their operatives, and their dupes say are “facts” and really “allegations.”  Often, what candidates, their operatives, and their dupes really want is for reporters to not report allegations against them or anything else for that matter that damages them.  What they are really arguing is that allegations against them should not be reported unless or until those allegations are proven in a court of law.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If it hurts a candidate they don’t like, most voters believe that reporters would publish damaging allegations first and seek to verify the facts later. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 54% of likely voters nationwide believe most reporters would follow the “publish first” approach while 34% believe the reporters would try to verify the facts before publishing them.)
— Defining Poverty in the Land of Plenty – Froma Harrop

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11/10 Event: Gibson fundraiser at Arrowhead in Wheaton

11/10 Event: RALC meeting

11/11 Event: Ives and Kerpen to speak at Liberty Lunch in Oak Brook

11/11 Event: Condoleezza Rice at Schock fundraiser

11/12 Event: Dick Biondi at VFW Post 2164 Chili Fest fundraiser in Wheaton

11/12 Event: For the Good of Illinois VIP Dinner in Champaign
11/15 Event: Condoleezza Rice at breakfast fundraiser for Kinzinger in Bolingbrook

11/16 Event: Winfield Township GOP meeting

11/16 Event: O’Shea fundraiser at Carlucci’s

11/17 Event: McKillip fundraiser at Morgan’s Charhouse in Winfield
11/19 Event: ICRC meeting in Hoffman Estates

11/19 Event: So far, Nybo and Kelly have confirmed to speak at TAPROOT breakfast meeting in Lombard

11/19 Event: Lake County Committeeman Breakfast

11/19 Event: Federation of Illinois Young Republicans convention in Bolingbrook

11/19 Event: Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s Connie’s Pizza Fundraise

11/20 Event: Illinois Forum meeting in Rantoul

11/21 Event: Lisle Township GOP meeting

11/30 Event: Proft at Ives fundraiser at Naperville Country Club

12/1 Event: Senate Republican Fall Reception at the Hilton in Chicago

12/9 Event: Hultgren and Walsh at Faith Reception in Willowbrook

12/11 Event: Proft to speak at TAPROOT Christmas Party at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville

12/15 Event: DuPage County Christmas Prayer Breakfast in Bloomingdale

2/9-11 Event: CPAC

2/10 Event: DuPage County Lincoln Day Dinner at Oakbrook Hills Resort

2/25 Event: NTRO pizza party fundraiser at the Kendall VFW Hall in Naperville

3/4 Event: Addison Township GOP Annual Brunch

3/20 Event: Primary Election

4/20-21 Event: Illinois Federation of Republican Women’s Spring Conference in Naperville

6/8-9 Event: Illinois Republican Party State Convention in Tinley Park

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News Release
Americans For Truth About Homosexuality

November 10, 2011; Contact: Peter LaBarbera: americansfortruth@gmail.com

CHICAGO—The discovery that former Penn State University defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has been molesting boys as young as 10 years old – and that university officials including head coach Joe Paterno did not do more to apprehend this predator – has shocked America. Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), said the scandal exposes the continuing problem of homosexual predators in society. He offers the following observations related to the PSU scandal:

Many openly homosexual (“gay”) men, like CNN anchor Don Lemon, were molested as boys or experienced abnormally early sexualization. Yet many of these same men do NOT see their boyhood victimization at the hands of homosexual male predators as causing their homosexuality. (This is due partly to the success of the modern “gay” movement that falsely ascribes “gayness” to a person’s (innate) identity, and emphasizes the ambiguous notion of “sexual orientation” as opposed to behavior that is sinful, destructive and changeable.)

Thus, how many boy victims of homosexual predator Sandusky will end up believing that being homosexual (“gay”) is “who they are”? How many will struggle with sexual identity issues? And how many will be told by LGBT advocates and liberal-minded people just to “accept being gay” as “who they are” because they were “born that way”?

  • Because the media and academia have largely become apologists for the modern homosexualist movement, they downplay or ignore obvious causative factors in the formation of “gay” identity – including pederastic molestation. CNN’s Lemon is a case in point: he is now an “out gay” celebrity, yet few question the absurdity of him not associating the molestation of his youth with his later embrace of homosexuality as a positive identity.
  • There IS a long history connecting homosexuality to pederasty, and a disproportionate link between homosexuality and pedophilia: why else would so many child molestation victims be boys when only 1-3 percent of the population is homosexual? Since cases of women molesting boys remain rare, if homosexuality were not such a strong factor, nearly all of pedophile victims should be girls, which is far from the case.
  • Sandusky is married but obviously has a homosexuality (perversion) problem. Yet pro-“gay” liberals will deny any linkage between homosexuality and Sandusky’s rape/seduction of boys. In fact, after news of the Penn State scandal came to light, “gay” activists stressed that Sandusky is married and that most pedophile cases involve “straight, married men.” However, behavior is what matters – not a person’s marital status or self-described “sexual orientation.” Sandusky was married but was he really “straight” (sexually or morally)? Some inner demons or life traumas – probably in his own youth – caused him to lust for boys, wrecking untold misery in the lives of his victims. Behavior is the issue, and this was a case of a serial homosexual predator raping boys.

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From IFI

Hartford Public High School is divided into multiple “academies,” two of which attended the first performance. When two teenage male characters kiss, a group of high school students attending the play audibly expressed their disgust and walked out of the performance. Subsequently the play, which was scheduled to be performed two more times for other groups of students, became a source of community and national outrage.

A local Connecticut news report stated that the principal of one of the school’s academies “noted the importance of accepting homosexual intimacy as society accepts heterosexual intimacy.” What right has a government employee acting in his official capacity as a school official to decide or state that students should accept the unproven, non-factual belief that homosexual intimacy is equivalent to heterosexual intimacy?

Read the whole thing.

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From Plains Daily – In a media advisory, the Fort Totten North Dakota Spirit Lake tribe, which has been supporting the “Fighting Sioux” name for the athletic teams of the University of North Dakota- will make what it termed as a “major announcement” this morning at 10:00 from its Fort Totten North Dakota headquarters.

Updates will be forthcoming.

The announcement is – The Spirit Lake Sioux are suing the NCAA!

Some of the allegations in the suit from the grandforksherald:

– The two tribes are “indispensable parties” who were left out of negotiations leading to a 2007 settlement agreement between the state of North Dakota and the NCAA, so the agreement is void.

– The NCAA has over-reached its jurisdiction and infringed on UND’s copyright on the “Fighting Sioux” logo.

– By failing to take into account “traditions, ceremonies and religious acts that are sacred to the Sioux Nations,” including a 1969 naming ceremony at UND, the NCAA has violated the federal Indian Religious Freedom Act.

– The NCAA’s application of its policy to UND violates plaintiffs’ freedom of speech and the federal Indian Civil Rights Act.

– The NCAA’s description of “Fighting Sioux” as a “hostile and abusive” term “soiled the name and reputation of the Sioux nation” and amount to defamation.

God bless the Standing Rock Sioux.

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