February 18 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Fans removed from Blackhawks game for remarks aimed at black player – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/sports/fans-removed-from-blackhawks-game-for-remarks-aimed-at-black-player-/3103928/

 

WGN TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats get thousands to rally for gun control as young activists call for action on school shootings
http://wgntv.com/2018/02/18/thousands-rally-for-gun-control-as-young-activists-call-for-action-on-school-shootings/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Florida suspect’s red flags weren’t enough to stop gun buy – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-florida-school-shooting-nikolas-cruz-20180218-story.html
— Trump vents frustration over Russia probe, rails against FBI – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-russia-probe-fbi-20180218-story.html
— Distraction, drinking among causes for high traffic death toll – Mary Wisniewski
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/wisniewski/ct-met-traffic-deaths-getting-around-20180215-story.html
— Ban the racist jerks who embarrassed the Blackhawks and Chicago from all future sporting events – David Haugh
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/hockey/blackhawks/ct-spt-blackhawks-racism-haugh-20180218-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/facebook-to-verify-ads-with-postcards-after-russian-meddling/
— The enemy is at our gates. What is the president doing about it? – NEIL STEINBERG (DIERSEN: In 2016, the Russians had great success in cranking out votes for Clinton and for Duckworth in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Wheaton, and in my precinct.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/trump-russian-interference-election-benedict-arnold/

 

DAILY HERALD
— NHL condemns fans chanting racial taunt against black player at Blackhawks game – John Dietz
http://www.dailyherald.com/sports/20180218/nhl-condemns-fans-chanting-racial-taunt-against-black-player-at-blackhawks-game

 

WGN RADIO
— Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 2/18/18 (DIERSEN: Guests include Bill Brady.)
http://wgnradio.com/2018/02/18/the-sunday-spin-politics-with-rick-pearson-full-show-2-18-18/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Basic responsibilities in a democracy – Andy Shaw (DIERSEN: Bradley Tusk says “Politicians respond to the people who vote.” But how should politicians respond to voters who want them to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180217/andy-shaw-basic-responsibilities-in-democracy
— Fact-checking article off the mark – Rob Bjerk, Riverton (DIERSEN: What are your fact checking qualifications? While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403-$125,325, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880. My other fact checking qualifications include my becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a licensed CPA in 1981, a Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and a CPA in 1979.)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180217/letter-fact-checking-article-off-mark

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Illinois’ budget blues – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018-02-18/illinois-budget-blues.html
— Impasse and arrogance in Springfield – RAY ELLIOTT
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/guest-commentary/2018-02-18/ray-elliottvoices-impasse-and-arrogance-springfield.html

 

OUR QUAD CITIES
— Michael Madigan could survive sexual harassment scandal Analysts don’t expect Democrats to oust speaker – Jim Niedelman (DIERSEN: I should write a book about a) the reasons that my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes gave for ousting me as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman in 2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member in 2011, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster in 2010 and 2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member in 2007, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member in 2004, GAO employee in 1997, etc. and b) why people who state that they are conservative and/or Republican did not come to my defense.)
http://www.ourquadcities.com/news/4-the-record/michael-madigan-could-survive-sexual-harassment-scandal/977587349

 

ROCK RIVER TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who promotes Duckworth? ANSWER: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and counties that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://rockrivertimes.com/2018/02/18/duckworth-still-breaking-down-barriers-and-she-likes-it/

 

SOUTHERN
— SIU president: Plenty to worry about in governor’s budget proposal – K. JANIS ESCH
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/siu/siu-president-plenty-to-worry-about-in-governor-s-budget/article_1a837af8-c32e-505b-9351-c16ba2c115dd.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump – JASON DEAREN, TERRY SPENCER and ALLEN G. BREED (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who lash out at me. They blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid and/or they are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-draft-avoiders, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/calls-for-gun-control-grow-louder-after-florida-shooting/979688550

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Says FBI Missed ‘Signals’ Of Florida School Shooting Because Of Russia Probe – AMY HELD
http://nprillinois.org/post/trump-says-fbi-missed-signals-florida-school-shooting-because-russia-probe#stream/0
— Small Business Owners More Optimistic, Survey Says (DIERSEN: Are you more optimistic? I am not. From what I see, ever-increasingly, the Republican Party, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, America, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton a) are dumping those who share my demographics and b) pandering to those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://nprillinois.org/post/small-business-owners-more-optimistic-survey-says#stream/0

 

IVES FOR GOVERNOR
— New Video Exposes Rauner as the Greatest Enemy Inside the Perimeter of the ILGOP Ever
https://mailchi.mp/d1247e44b8ed/new-video-exposes-rauner-as-the-greatest-enemy-inside-the-perimeter-of-the-ilgop-ever
— National Political Journalist John Miller: Dynamics in Illinois GOP Primary Favorable to a Challenger
https://mailchi.mp/1d0870efe1eb/national-political-journalist-dynamics-in-illinois-gop-primary-favorable-to-the-challenger

 

PJ MEDIA
— Top Illinois Dem Caught Up in Sexual Harassment Scandal – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/top-illinois-dem-caught-up-in-sexual-harassment-scandal/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— CHRISTIANS: IT’S TIME TO BOYCOTT CPAC – Curt Shuler, Oregon
http://mobile.wnd.com/2018/02/christians-its-time-to-boycott-cpac/

 

BREITBART
— Rush Limbaugh: I’ll Support ‘Amnesty’ for Illegal Immigrants If They ‘Can’t Vote for 15 to 25 Years’ – PAM KEY
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/02/18/rush-limbaugh-ill-support-amnesty-illegal-immigrants-cant-vote-15-25-years/

 

NEWSMAX
— In Massive Tweetstorm, Trump Rails Against Russia Probe, Slams FBI
https://www.newsmax.com/headline/donald-trump-tweetstorm-fbi-russia/2018/02/18/id/844033/
Shooter’s Host Family: ‘We Had a Monster Living Under Our Roof, We Didn’t Know’ – Cathy Burke
https://www.newsmax.com/headline/nikolas-cruz-host-family-didnt-know-monster/2018/02/18/id/844017/

 

CBS NEWS
— ICE cracking down on employers hiring undocumented workers
https://www.cbsnews.com/video/ice-cracking-down-on-employers-hiring-undocumented-workers/

 

FORBES
— The Racial Wealth Gap: Addressing America’s Most Pressing Epidemic – Brian Thompson (DIERSEN: What would your superiors say that they did to fight income inequality? My Democrat GAO superiors would stress that they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors would stress that they did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors would stress that they forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968. My aforesaid Democrat superiors would stress that the aforesaid adverse actions that they took against me directly benefited their employees who were poor, and especially their poor employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianthompson1/2018/02/18/the-racial-wealth-gap-addressing-americas-most-pressing-epidemic/#7c6aba4a7a48

 

SPORTS HANDLE
— New Illinois Sports Betting Bill Includes MLB, NBA’s ‘Integrity Fee’ – Brett Smiley
https://sportshandle.com/illinois-sports-betting-bill-sb3432-napoleon-harris-integrity-fee/

 

NEWSWEEK
— RUSH LIMBAUGH THINKS UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS SHOULD GET CITIZENSHIP BUT NOT VOTE FOR 15-25 YEARS – HARRIET SINCLAIR
http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-rush-limbaugh-dreamers-immigration-810364
— POOR? BLUE COLLAR? FEAR IMMIGRANTS? THE TRUMP BASE ISN’T WHO YOU THINK IT IS – JOHN DEAN
http://www.newsweek.com/poor-blue-collar-fear-immigrants-trump-base-isnt-who-you-think-it-810316

 

SALON
— Rush Limbaugh admits his immigration fears are about voting, not security – CHARLIE MAY (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, immigrants need/demand massive government assistance. Not only do immigrants overwhelmingly vote for Democrats because Democrats promise to give them massive government assistance, they and/or their supporters ever-increasingly make it clear that they are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-draft avoiders, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.salon.com/2018/02/18/rush-limbaugh-admits-his-immigration-fears-are-about-voting-not-security/

February 18 Morning Edition

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Rauner’s Deceitful Campaign Ads – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/tag/crains-chicago-business-magazine/

 

ABC7
— House Speaker Madigan calls for end to harassment, abuse at State House
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/house-speaker-madigan-calls-for-end-to-harassment-abuse-at-state-house/3102125/
— Chicago Reader Editor Konkol out after controversy over Pritzker cartoon
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/chicago-reader-editor-konkol-out-after-controversy-over-cartoon/3102203/

 

NBC5
— Scammers Impersonating AG’s Office on Social Media
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/scammers-impersonating-attorney-generals-office-on-social-media-474395063.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan taps trio of women, including Bustos, to change ‘culture of politics’ – Tina Sfondeles (DIERSEN: Of course, this will be taken as a mandate to get rid of Republican men, and especially Republican men who are White, older, heterosexual, Protestant, German national origin, draft avoiders, patriotic, rich, gun owners, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/speaker-madigan-taps-trio-including-bustos-to-change-culture-of-politics/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In Saturday’s letter, Madigan writes that “persons within our party should be rewarded for their value and contribution, regardless of gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. It’s time to move beyond our current way of thinking. I recognize this change must start at the top, which means it starts with me and with each of you.”)
— Statement from Sun-Times Media CEO on change in Chicago Reader leadership (DIERSEN: The Chicago Sun-times says “We wish Mark well.” My Democrat GAO superiors did not wish me well. Ever since they succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, they have done everything that they could to stop me from getting a job that is appropriate for someone with my work experience, education, professional certifications, and professional license. That is why my attorney Walter T. Charlton filed Diersen v. GAO in Washington D.C. in 1998. SEE: https://gopillinois.com/documents/)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/statement-from-sun-times-media-ceo-on-change-in-chicago-reader-leadership/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Border wall to have many hurdles too clear – Jaclyn Cosgrove (DIERSEN: Of course, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are members of the following groups argue against The Wall: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20180218/281908773618753
— When echoes of bagpipes fade after another police funeral, cops know they are alone – John Kass (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who promote hatred against federal employees, against federal retirees, and/or against those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, etc.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-met-police-funeral-kass-0218-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— In Naperville, 6,000 volunteers pack 1.2 million meals for hungry – Justin Kmitch (DIERSEN: Soon, if not already, questionnaires that newspapers send candidates will ask those candidates what they have done to feed the hungry during the last week, last month, last year, last 5 years, etc.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180217/in-naperville-6000-volunteers-pack-12-million-meals-for-hungry

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
– DUCKWORTH USING PREGNANCY TO EDUCATE MALE-DOMINATED SENATE – AP (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned my wife and I the most as being disgusting undeserving filthy rich DINKs (dual income, no kids) because we gave up trying to have children, because we did not adopt, and because we did not become foster parents.)
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20180218/AP/302189973

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Bicentennial: Illinois embraced role as the Land of Lincoln – Kate Schott (DIERSEN: As everyone knows, the Republican Party is a “house divided against itself.” Those who dominate the Republican Party, Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), etc. a) want the Republican Party and the IRP to dump their traditional family, right to life, immigration, and many other planks in their platforms and b) want the Republican Party, IRP, DCRCC, MTRCC, etc. to dump those who support those planks. That is why those who dominate the Republican Party, IRP, DCRCC, MTRCC, etc. want to dump me and want to dump my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/bicentennial-illinois-embraced-role-as-the-land-of-lincoln/article_648f200a-641f-5c7b-846d-48e2f0ef16c5.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Lincoln’s biggest accomplishment was probably the abolishment of slavery, an issue he began speaking out against as a young adult. His first statement on the issue is said to have been March 3, 1837, when he said “the institution of slavery is founded on both injustice and bad policy” during a speech at the state legislature when it was in Vandalia. It was an issue he would repeatedly discuss during his political career: When accepting the Republican nomination in June 1858 during a convention in Springfield to be the party’s candidate for U.S. Senate, Lincoln gave his “A house divided against itself cannot stand” speech.)

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Rauner on consolidation: ‘People of McHenry should be empowered to make their own choices’
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/02/16/gov-bruce-rauner-on-consolidation-people-of-mchenry-should-be-empowered-to-make-their-own-choices/afaa3ds/

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Who is Jeanne Ives? – Editorial
http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/editorials/who-is-jeanne-ives/article_3087d54b-335d-5b08-8a44-216c489a82f9.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Opponents: Rauner insurance changes would hurt state workers, retired teachers – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180217/opponents-rauner-insurance-changes-would-hurt-state-workers-retired-teachers

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Pension-cost shift a ‘nonstarter’ for many lawmakers – Tom Kacich (DIERSEN: The Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) should sue GAO. If my Democrat GAO superiors had not succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, so far, in today’s dollars I would have paid into the CSRS $179,110 (245 months X $731/month) instead of CSRS paying me $1,058,890 (245 months X 4,322).)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-02-18/tom-kacich-pension-cost-shift-nonstarter-many-lawmakers.html
— Volunteers scarce to lead takedown of Madigan – Jim Dey (DIERSEN: It has been easy for my critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois to recruit nasty/vicious operatives and nasty/vicious dupes to take me down a) because they have tremendous religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and b) because I have a history of forgiving those who trespass against me.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2018-02-18/jim-dey-volunteers-scarce-lead-takedown-madigan.html

 

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— Shifting Illinois pension burden to school districts is no budget solution – Editorial
http://www.whig.com/20180218/shifting-illinois-pension-burden-to-school-districts-is-no-budget-solution#//

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Primary election critical, be sure to vote – DON WOOTEN
http://qconline.com/opinion/columnists/primary-election-critical-be-sure-to-vote/article_9723fdfc-cc20-5815-8087-e1d67af63c9e.html
— School pension-cost shift still cause for concern – Editorial
http://qconline.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-school-pension-cost-shift-still-cause-for-concern/article_1f042b91-d267-54de-b901-978186ff9812.html

 

PONTIAC DAILY LEADER
— GOP candidates introduce themselves to constituency – Paul Westermeyer
http://www.pontiacdailyleader.com/news/20180217/gop-candidates-introduce-themselves-to-constituency

 

RIVER CITIES’ READER
— Unpacking Rauner’s Problematic Budget Proposal – Rich Miller
https://www.rcreader.com/commentary/unpacking-rauners-budget-proposal

 

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— A bad deal for Illinois – Editorial
http://www.commercial-news.com/editorials/editorial-a-bad-deal-for-illinois/article_aa4e4315-d4a9-50c1-9d68-71e55ec3bb14.html

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— How Immigration Could Motivate Democrats In 2018 – ASMA KHALID (DIERSEN: As everyone knows, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs a) use immigrants to get rid of Republicans whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, b) use minorities to get rid of Republicans who are White, c) use women to get rid of Republicans who are male, d) use non-Protestants to get rid of Republicans who are Protestant, e) use those who have less money to get rid of Republicans who have more money, f) use non-German Americans to get rid of Republicans who are German American, g) etc.)
http://nprillinois.org/post/how-immigration-could-motivate-democrats-2018#stream/0

 

BGA
— THREE WAYS TO IMPROVE ILLINOIS’ BUDGET PROCESS – Danish Murtaza
https://www.bettergov.org/news/analysis-three-ways-to-improve-illinois%E2%80%99-budget-process

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Comparing tax rates increases by type of tax district
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/02/17/comparing-township-road-bridge-property-taxes-2002-versus-2016-part-6/
— Shannon Teresi Campaigning for County Auditor Appointment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/02/16/shannon-teresi-campaigning-for-county-auditor-appointment/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Man Up to Marriage – Micah Clark (DIERSEN: In 1978, when I was 29 years old, my Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious when I married a woman who was earning almost as much as I was and had saved $20,000 ($74,000 in today’s dollars). My IRS and GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should not get any promotions because I was already undeservedly filth rich. In 1980, they wanted me to suffer much more of a pay cut than the $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars that I suffered to transfer from IRS to GAO. Of course, they wanted me to be always ranked in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and especially so after my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents. Of course, the wanted me to take GAO’s $25,000 early retirement buyout in 1993 when I was 45 years old. Of course, they were overjoyed when they succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49. Most of my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government painted themselves as having financial difficulties, most commonly because of the high cost of raising their children, and therefore, that they were in need of pay increases and promotions.)
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/man-up-to-marriage/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While being a good husband is hard work, the paper points out that the benefits of marriage are numerous for both men and women, and even more so for children. Natural marriage also has numerous societal and economic benefits. For example: Married men earn 10-40% more than comparable single men; Marriage increases the earning power of men; Married men are less likely to be fired from a job; The typical married man in his 50’s has three times the financial assets of his unmarried peer.)

 

BLAZE
— Mainstream media claims Florida shooter ‘trained by the NRA.’ But here’s the truth. – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/02/17/debunked-mainstream-media-claims-florida-shooter-trained-by-the-nra-but-heres-the-truth/

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Feds to Repeal 298 Tax Regulations Treasury seeking to eliminate outdated regs dating back to 1941. – Elizabeth Harrington
http://freebeacon.com/issues/feds-repeal-298-tax-regulations/

 

NEWSMAX
— Atlantic: Could China’s Big-Brother Social Credit System Work in US? – Solange Reyner (DIERSEN: Who hints/implies/argues/shouts that you are “untrustworthy.” I should write a book about those in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am untrustworthy. They demonize, denigrate, and condemn those like me who refuse to a) glorify and praise them, b) pander to them, c) serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and d) give them money.)
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/china-system-controls-citizen/2018/02/17/id/843994/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: China’s development of a nationwide tracking system to rate the reputations of individuals, businesses and even government officials could spread to the West and change the lives of many for years to come, The Atlantic reports. The Chinese government plans to launch its Social Credit System in 2020. The aim is to judge the trustworthiness of the country’s 1.3 billion residents by monitoring and evaluating their purchases, who their friends are, how much time they spend watching TV or playing video games, what bills and taxes they pay (or don’t) and where they are at any given time. Launched in 2012, the initiative plans to “make trustworthy people benefit everywhere and untrustworthy people restricted everywhere” by the time it is fully implemented.)

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting Florida students to “turn to activism in wake of shooting.”

http://thehill.com/homenews/news/374422-in-the-wake-of-shooting-florida-students-turn-to-activism

 

ABC NEWS
— 5 men accused of sexual assault or harassment whom Trump has defended. – MEGHAN KENEALLY (DIERSEN: Trump said he hopes Porter has “a great career ahead of him” and said the administration “wish[es] him well. My Democrat GAO superiors did not wish me well. Ever since they succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, they have done everything that they could to stop me from getting a job that is appropriate for someone with my work experience, education, professional certifications, and professional license. That is why my attorney Walter T. Charlton filed Diersen v. GAO in Washington D.C. in 1998. SEE: https://gopillinois.com/documents/)
http://abcnews.go.com/US/men-trump-defended-amid-assault-accusations/story

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Brazil Looks to Crack Down on Fake News Ahead of Bitter Election – Ernesto Londoño (DIERSEN: Since 2000, my nasty/troubled/vicious critics/opponents, their nasty/troubled/vicious operatives, and their nasty/troubled/vicious dupes have cracked down on me for putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out. According to them, the only news that is not fake is the news that they put out.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/17/world/americas/brazil-election-fake-news.html
— Do I Have to Spring for My Kid to Go to an Elite College? – Kwame Anthony Appiah (DIERSEN: Did you expect your parents to pay for your college education? I did not. Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father fought type 1 diabetes from age 14, was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant, almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills, and did not buy a new car until he was 45, and it was a bottom of the line 2-door Chevy. My mother never attended high school.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/13/magazine/do-i-have-to-spring-for-my-kid-to-go-to-an-elite-college.html

 

FORBES
— Infrastructure Spending Will Be Difficult With Massive State And Local Debt – Erik Sherman
https://www.forbes.com/sites/eriksherman/2018/02/17/infrastructure-spending-will-be-difficult-with-massive-state-and-local-debt/#bb365cd6c9c6

 

BLOOMBERG
— Driving the Market Luxury automakers are finally realizing the scale of female buying power—and changing their tactics accordingly. – HANNAH ELLIOTT (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, those who despise me also despise cars, and they especially despise cars built by General Motors, Ford, or Chrysler. Further, they despise unions, despise past union members, despise present union members, and despise future union members.)
https://www.scribd.com/article/371605056/Driving-The-Market

 

SALON
— Sign of the times? Majority of school districts now require “active shooter” drills There have been 18 instances involving weapons on school properties across the country since the beginning of 2018 – SHIRA TARLO
https://www.salon.com/2018/02/17/sign-of-the-times-majority-of-school-districts-now-require-active-shooter-drills/

February 17 Evening Edition

ABC7
— What voters should know before March primary – BGA
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/weekend-watch-what-voters-should-know-before-march-primary/3095520/

 

WLS AM
— Can a middle-class candidate defeat millionaires in Illinois? – AP
http://www.wlsam.com/2018/02/17/can-a-middle-class-candidate-defeat-millionaires-in-illinois/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Speaker Madigan: ‘I take responsibility’ for not doing enough on sexual harassment issue – Monique Garcia and Bill Lukitsch
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-speaker-madigan-sexual-harassment-letter-20180216-story.html
— Rauner’s budget cuts raise concerns among advocates for children, people with disabilities – Monique Garcia, Bill Lukitsch
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-budget-20180216-story.html
— States consider protecting benefits for DACA, TPS immigrants facing loss of status – Antonio Olivo (DIERSEN: What benefits are you getting and a) who wants to defend those benefits and b) who wants to cut if not eliminate those benefits? I should write a book about those who want to cut if not eliminate a) my Civil Service Retirement System pension, b) my federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy, and c) my Social Security. They hint/imply/argue/shout a) that the aforesaid benefits are much too generous, b) that taxpayers can no longer afford to pay me the aforesaid benefits, and c) my wife and I are undeservedly filthy rich, and therefore, we do not need the aforesaid benefits.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-states-daca-benefits-20180217-story.html
— Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets – AP (DIERSEN: Instead of guns, they should protest the factors that created Cruz.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-florida-school-shooting-protests-20180217-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: From a mosaic of public records, interviews with friends and family and online interactions, it appears Cruz was unstable and violent to himself and those around him — and that when notified about his threatening behavior, law enforcement did little to stop it. Cruz’s mother died in November and his father died years ago. He reportedly left a suburban Palm Beach County mobile home where he had been staying after his mother’s death because his benefactor gave him an ultimatum: you or the gun. The Palm Beach Post reports Rocxanne Deschamps said, “He bought a gun and wanted to bring it into my house” in public comments that have since been removed from her Facebook page. Chad Bennett, a friend of Deschamps’, said Cruz “chose the gun and he left.” He then went to live with another family. Earlier, Florida’s child welfare agency investigated after Cruz cut himself in an online video, but found him stable, according to state records. The Sun-Sentinel reported that Florida’s Department of Children and Families investigated when Cruz posted a video on the social media network Snapchat showing him cutting his arms in 2016. The agency was called to investigate. Cruz, then 18, was listed as an “alleged victim” of medical neglect and inadequate supervision; his adoptive mother, then-68-year-old Lynda Cruz, the “alleged perpetrator.” “Mr. Cruz was on Snapchat cutting both of his arms,” the Florida DCF abuse hotline was told in August 2016, the paper reported. “Mr. Cruz has fresh cuts on both his arms. Mr. Cruz stated he plans to go out and buy a gun. It is unknown what he is buying the gun for.” According to the paper, DCF’s investigation was completed that Nov. 12. The agency concluded Cruz had not been mistreated by his mother, was receiving adequate care from a mental health counselor and was attending school. Mental health center staff “came out and assessed the (victim and) found him to be stable enough not to be hospitalized,” the DCF report said. Cruz had been diagnosed with autism, a neurological disorder that often leads to social awkwardness and isolation, and attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. The FBI said a person close to Cruz called the FBI’s tip line and provided information about Cruz’s weapons and his erratic behavior. The caller was concerned Cruz could attack a school. The agency acknowledged the tip should have been shared with the FBI’s Miami office and investigated, but it was not. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said his office had received more than 20 calls about Cruz in the past few years.)
— Naperville City Prosecutor Kavita Athanikar appointed associate circuit court judge in DuPage County – Erin Hegarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-athanikar-judge-naperville-st-0218-20180216-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— At major Northwest Side bakery, labor issues pit blacks vs. Hispanics – Frank Main and Dan Mihalopoulos
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/at-major-northwest-side-bakery-labor-issues-pit-blacks-vs-hispanics/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— 3 years later, Rauner tells similar incomplete story; Grasso vs. Harold – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180217/bernard-schoenburg-3-years-later-rauner-tells-similar-incomplete-story

 

JOURNAL STANDARD
— Re-energized Rauner makes his pitch for re-election – Chuck Sweeny (DIERSEN: What energizes you? For me, it is candidates who can and will a) a) defend and advance all the planks in the Illinois Republican Party and Republican Party platforms, including their traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and b) oppose the promotion of LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation if they are elected.)
http://www.journalstandard.com/news/20180217/chuck-sweeny-re-energized-rauner-makes-his-pitch-for-re-election

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Don’t spend that tax cut all at once – Doug Finke
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180217/statehouse-insider-dont-spend-that-tax-cut-all-at-once

 

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— Rauner’s pension shift proposal “financially devastating” to QPS – Deborah Gertz Husar
http://www.whig.com/20180217/rauners-pension-shift-proposal-financially-devastating-to-qps#//

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Rauner’s budget plan makes property taxpayers cringe – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article200255184.html

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— SHRINKING DECATUR TO FACE BUDGETARY HURDLES IN COMING YEAR – Joe Kaiser
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/shrinking-decatur-to-face-budgetary-hurdles-in-coming-year/

 

THE HILL
— Dems say GOP focus on mental health is redirection from gun control – PETER SULLIVAN
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/374304-dems-say-gop-focus-on-mental-health-is-redirection-from-gun-control

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook – Sheera Frenkel and Katie Benner (DIERSEN: Facebook is a Democrat website.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/17/technology/indictment-russian-tech-facebook.html

February 17 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Female legislators: More should be done to reduce sexual harassment – Rachel Hinton (DIERSEN: Because ever-increasingly, members of the following groups are stereotyped by anti-Trumps as being sexual harassers and even worse things, will anti-Trump female legislators ban members of the following groups from seeking or holding government and political offices: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, draft avoiders, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/female-legislators-more-should-be-done-to-reduce-sexual-harassment/
— Before African Americans vote for Pritzker — or anybody else — let’s get a list – LAURA WASHINGTON (DIERSEN: How do the candidates on the Republican primary ballot for your precinct treat voters who share your demographics? How do those candidates treat voters who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and/or voters whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? How do those candidates treat voters who are federal retirees, former union members, childless, pet-less, and those who are not a member of any church, do not attend church services, and do not give money to a church? How do those candidates treat voters who support planks in the Republican Party and the Illinois Republican Party platform that the candidate rejects, for example, the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks? How do those candidates treat voters who support the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling? How do those candidates treat voters who oppose promoting LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/j-b-pritzker-needs-to-promise-black-votes-after-fbi-wiretap/
— At teach-in, activists talk next steps for opposing Bannon at U of C – Pete Grieve
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/at-teach-in-activists-talk-next-steps-for-opposing-bannon-at-u-of-c/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Cook County sheriff sues to unmask ‘Dan,’ an anonymous person accusing him of domestic abuse – Steve Schmadeke and Jeremy Gorner (DIERSEN: My nasty troubled vicious critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois and they know that I am litigious. Because of that, they have their operatives and their dupes who have little or no income or net worth slander me. They know that it is difficult, if not impossible, to collect punitive damages from someone who has little or no income or net worth. My nasty troubled vicious critics/opponents shout at their operatives and at their dupes that since 1999, I have been a “public figure,” and therefore, I “cannot succeed in a lawsuit on incorrect harmful statements in the United States unless there is proof that the writer or publisher acted with actual malice by knowing the falsity or by reckless disregard for the truth. The legal burden of proof in defamation actions is thus higher in the case of a public figure than in the case of an ordinary person.” SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_figure I should write a book about the times when my critics/opponents have had their operatives and their dupes slander me at TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois events, Milton Township Republican Central Committee events, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce events, Illinois Center Right Coalition events, and other events. Much of the aforesaid slander took place in the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-sheriff-dart-lawsuit-20180215-story.html

 

WTTW
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON COOK COUNTY TIGHTENS: Property Tax System ‘More Regressive’ in Cook County, Report Finds – Amanda Vinicky
https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/02/16/property-tax-system-more-regressive-cook-county-report-finds

 

WBEZ
— #MeToo In Madigan’s Backyard
https://www.wbez.org/shows/illinois-elections-2018/february-16-2018-metoo-in-madigans-backyard/0e107266-c50a-4c6f-8536-ec59e9b4bfe2

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— State Rep. David McSweeney calls Algonquin Township a ‘disgrace’ – ED KOMENDA
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/02/16/state-rep-david-mcsweeney-calls-algonquin-township-a-disgrace/arc3539/

 

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD
— Ives is the right person to challenge Rauner – Jim Sacia
http://www.journalstandard.com/opinion/20180216/my-view-ives-is-right-person-to-challenge-rauner

 

SAUK VALLEY
— Make local government pay its way – Editorial
http://www.saukvalley.com/2018/02/17/shaw-media-editorial-make-local-government-pay-its-way/a3xnoia/

 

TIMES
— GOP candidates (Marter & Kinzinger) get pro-life endorsements
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/gop-candidates-get-pro-life-endorsements/article_5490b9b4-f0a0-550a-9ade-b94568cf0e91.html

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Alleged Ex-Trump Paramour Says ‘Catch And Kill’ Practice Kept Her Quiet – AMY HELD
http://nprillinois.org/post/alleged-ex-trump-paramour-says-catch-and-kill-practice-kept-her-quiet#stream/0

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Fire every last leerer and grabber – Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2018/02/fire-every-last-leerer-and-grabber/

 

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— Naperville Population Increasing as State’s Declines
https://www.nctv17.com/news/naperville-population-increasing-as-states-declines/

 

ILLINOIS HOMEPAGE
— Davis defends Congress’ mental health stance – Raquel Martin
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/davis-defends-congress-mental-health-stance/977777972

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Poll: 90 percent of voters support work-for-welfare – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.ilnews.org/news/economy/poll-percent-of-voters-support-work-for-welfare/article_92d852f0-129b-11e8-83c8-efaa95ab3d93.html

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Democrats have moved far to the nation’s left on abortion – Ken Blackwell
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/democrats-have-moved-far-to-the-nations-left-on-abortion/article/2649353

 

NEWSMAX
— Immigration Reform Should Favor Tradition Over Transformation – James Walsh (DIERSEN: Democrats want to fill America with members of the following groups because members of the following groups vote for Democrats: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.newsmax.com/jameswalsh/departmental-regulations-rules/2018/02/14/id/843310/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Former President Barack H. Obama bequeathed a divided nation to President Donald J. Trump. Obama’s executive orders and departmental rules and regulations were meant to bypass regular order — congressional legislation — like opening American borders to under-vetted or unvetted foreign nationals. Immigration confusion and disorder were just one example of Obama’s legacy of governmental anarchy seeking social and political realignment. President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Democrats sought to transform America by their 1964 civil rights and 1965 immigration legislation. Obama signed highly questionable executive orders and permitted promulgation of questionable rules, regulations, and policies, including the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order — to transform America. Attacks by the mainstream media on President Trump and Republicans were non-stop and vicious even before the election. They continue in 2018. Whether late night talk shows, cable networks, or the print-media, the vitriolic hatred of President Trump spins forth without letting up. The maneuvers of the Johnson, Clinton, and Obama administrations to authorize entitlement and immigration policies have divided the nation. They are part of a plan to transform America. So far, they’ve been successful. The so-called “Dreamers,” are in reality foreign nationals here illegally, unvetted, demanding all the benefits granted American citizens. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., created the “Dreamer” idea in 2001. He did so with his proposed “Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act” (Dream Act). For 17 years that Act has remained as a proposed — not enacted. As of Feb. 13, 2018, Sen. Durbin is still fabricating reasons for support of his Dream Act. Why? To ally with voters for the Democratic Party of the future. Dreamers are not all academic scholars, full-time employees, nor members of the U.S. armed forces; extremely few are academic all-stars or military members. Federal, state, and local law enforcement arrest blotters are daily chronicles of crimes committed by illegal immigrants and Dreamers. Here the news media remains appreciably absent. One in five federal prison inmates is an illegal immigrant — such prisoners are not incarcerated for jay-walking or for traffic citations. It appears that about 13 percent of state prison populations are illegal immigrants. They make up less than 3 percent of the U.S. population.)

 

HOT AIR
— RIP, Fiscal Conservatism
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2018/02/rip-fiscal-conservatism/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Republicans bet the House majority on the Trump tax cut. – MATTHEW CONTINETTI (DIERSEN: What about voters who pay more than $10,000 a year in real estate taxes and state income taxes? What about voters who pay the marriage penalty? What about voters who will pay more federal income tax because of the tax cut?)
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/456512/2018-midterms-republicans-bet-tax-bill

 

NEW YORK TIMES

— If a Law Bars Asking Your Past Salary, Does It Help or Hurt? – Noam Scheiber (DIERSEN: Past, present, and future government employees are at a tremendous disadvantage a) because their salary is public record and b) because they are viciously demonized, denigrated, and condemned as being overpaid. In its February 1978 article on me, Money Magazine shouted that IRS was overpaying me. IRS was paying me $89,178/year in today’s dollars, I had worked for IRS for 6 1/2 years, I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and I was taking graduate accounting courses at DePaul. In 1980, my Democrat GAO superiors used Money Magazine’s article to force me to take a $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO even though I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/business/economy/salary-history-laws.html

— Gun Makers Are Reeling Even as Threat of Regulation Recedes – Michael Corkery and Tiffany Hsu
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/business/gun-makers-are-reeling-even-as-of-regulation-recedes.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Timeline: How Russian trolls allegedly tried to throw the 2016 election to Trump – Philip Bump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/02/16/timeline-how-russian-trolls-allegedly-tried-to-throw-the-2016-election-to-trump/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Free-Speech University Steve Bannon is giving a talk at Chicago. Its president is confident he won’t be shouted down. – Tunku Varadarajan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-free-speech-university-1518824261
— John Kelly Orders End to Some Interim Security Clearances Change comes after complaints that Rob Porter held temporary status for more than a year – Rebecca Ballhaus and Michael C. Bender (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because they cannot pass a background investigation, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because the pay and benefits are terrible, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/john-kelly-orders-end-to-some-interim-security-clearances-1518823451

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— NTEU: Morale in the federal government (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want to drive down morale in the federal government, that is, what do you say to those who are full of hatred against past, present, and future federal employees and retirees?)
https://federalnewsradio.com/fed-access/2018/02/nteu/

February 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Russian operatives in election meddling indictment came to Illinois – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidner (DIERSEN: Obviously, in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Glen Ellyn, in Wheaton, and in my precinct, those Russian operatives had great success in getting people to vote for Clinton and for Duckworth.)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/russian-operatives-in-election-meddling-indictment-came-to-illinois/3095218/
— Fired Madigan campaign worker Kevin Quinn arrested in unrelated domestic case
http://abc7chicago.com/fired-madigan-campaign-worker-arrested-in-unrelated-domestic-case/3095223/

 

 

NBC5
— Estranged Wife of Ex-Madigan Aide Kevin Quinn Says She Warned of Alleged Abuse – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/kevin-quinn-sarah-mckay-michael-madigan-474339803.html
— Planning To Vote In March Primaries? Here Are Important Deadlines To Know Don’t miss these deadlines – Jonathon Sadowski
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/planning-to-vote-in-the-primaries-here-are-important-deadlines-to-know-474321963.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: Chicago ID card would be valid voter identification – John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-rahm-emanuel-municipal-id-vote-20180216-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Municipal ID cards that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is launching for undocumented immigrants and others will be a valid form of identification for people both registering to vote and voting in Chicago, according to a letter aldermen received Friday. . .But a handful of City Council members are vehemently opposed to the cards. Northwest Side Ald. Nick Sposato, 38th, said he was “beyond disappointed” Valencia opted to make the cards a valid ID for voting. Sposato pointed out the city is not planning to keep any of the background information applicants provide to establish their home addresses, so undocumented immigrants aren’t afraid federal immigration agents can use the data to track them down. “I’m not sure of the validity of this,” Sposato said. “They may not have citizenship. Voter fraud would be my biggest concern.”)
— Rauner’s speech guest among the latest Legionnaire’s cases at troubled veterans home – Monique Garcia and Bill Lukitsch
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-veterans-legionnaires-case-quincy-guest-20180216-story.html
— Rauner wants lawmakers’ help to cut state workers’ health insurance by $470 million – Kim Geiger (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want to be cut? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want my Civil Service Retirement System pension, my federal health dental, and vision insurance subsidy, and my Social Security to be cut.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-health-insurance-20180216-story.html
— Cook County Jail inmates applaud for suspect in Chicago cop’s killing – Elyssa Cherney
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-inmates-clap-accused-cop-killer20180215-story.html
— The most misleading myths in Illinois politics – Austin Berg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-sta-berg-column-st-0218-20180216-story.html
— ‘Dreamers’ left in limbo as Senate rejects bipartisan immigration bills – Ed O’Keefe, David Nakamura, Mike DeBonis
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-immigration-plan-20180215-story.html
— People with chronic pain should get medical marijuana (DIERSEN: What percent of people say they have chronic pain – 97%, 98%, 99%?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-speak-out-st-0218-20180216-story.html
— Google plans to expand in Chicago – Ryan Ori
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ori/ct-biz-google-expansion-chicago-ryan-ori-20180216-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— People with disabilities don’t need ‘compassion’ – Gary M. Arnold, Program Director, Progress Center for Independent Living (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, they assigned me to supervise all their employees who had disabilities.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/bruce-rauner-budget-address-discompassionate-to-disability-rights/
— 13 Russian nationals, including Putin’s chef, charged in Mueller investigation – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/special-counsel-charges-russian-nationals-entities-interference-us-election/
— Rauner’s budget proposal raised major questions – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/rauners-budget-proposal-raised-major-questions/
— Pfleger blasts gun advocates over recent high-profile killings – Michael Sneed (DIERSEN: Who blasts you and for what? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes blast me a) for my supporting planks in Republican Party platforms that they reject, most commonly, the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks, b) for my supporting the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling, and c) for my opposition to promoting LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/rev-michael-pfleger-blasts-gun-advocates-over-recent-high-profile-killings/
— Madigan: ‘I commit to do more’ combatting sexual harassment – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/madigan-admits-sexual-harassment-case-failings-i-take-responsibility-for-that/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Speaker Madigan says he’ll handle sex harassment allegations better
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180216/speaker-madigan-says-hell-handle-sex-harassment-allegations-better
— Endorsement: Rauner for governor in Republican primary
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180216/endorsement-rauner-for-governor-in-republican-primary
— DuPage mayors want state to stop cutting funding – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180216/dupage-mayors-want-state-to-stop-cutting-funding

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Michael Madigan’s #MeToo moment – Editorial
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180216/ISSUE07/180219909/michael-madigans-metoo-moment

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Gov. Bruce Rauner: Shifting pension payments to schools will lower property taxes – ED KOMENDA
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/02/16/gov-bruce-rauner-shifting-pension-payments-to-schools-will-lower-property-taxes/a9fwd8v/

 

SUSAN B. ANTHONY LIST
— Nat’l Pro-life Group Endorses Jeanne Ives for Governor of Illinois Ives is a Courageous, Principled Pro-life Leader and a Stark Contrast to Gov. Rauner
https://www.sba-list.org/newsroom

 

IVES FOR GOVERNOR
— The Chicago Tribune Endorses Democrat in GOP Primary for Governor
https://mailchi.mp/d93fb4cba169/the-chicago-tribune-endorses-democrat-in-gop-primary-for-governor

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Chicago Tribune Endorses Feckless Bruce Rauner for Governor – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2018/02/chicago-tribune-endorses-feckless-bruce-rauner-for-governor-2/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RAUNER / ILGOP MOUTHPIECE PAT BRADY ADMITS “MADIGAN’S FAVORITE REPUBLICAN” LABEL IS … “A JOKE.”
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/02/rauner-ilgop-mouthpiece-admits-madigans-favorite-republican-label-is-a-joke.html
— NATIONAL PRO-LIFE GROUP ENDORSES IVES FOR GOVERNOR IN IL GOP PRIMARY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/02/national-pro-life-group-endorses-ives-for-governor-in-il-gop-primary.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Ives release new ad, endorsed by Susan B. Anthony List, slams Trib endorsement of Rauner
https://capitolfax.com/2018/02/16/ives-release-new-ad-endorsed-by-susan-b-anthony-list-slams-trib-endorsement-of-rauner/
— More ads than you can shake a stick at: Rauner, Ruiz, Rotering, Quigley, Proft and Clark
https://capitolfax.com/2018/02/16/more-ads-than-you-can-shake-a-stick-at-rauner-ruiz-rotering-quigley-proft-and-clark/
— Latest Quincy Legionnaires’ case was Rauner’s State of the State guest
https://capitolfax.com/2018/02/16/latest-quincy-legionnaires%E2%80%99-case-was-rauners-state-of-the-state-guest/
— SENATE GOP LEADER BILL BRADY PLEASED WITH GOVERNOR’S “BALANCED BUDGET” PROPOSAL
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/02/senate-gop-leader-brady-pleased-with-governors-balanced-budget-proposal.html

 

BREITBART
— Pro-Life Susan B. Anthony List Endorses Illinois Conservative Governor Candidate Jeanne Ives – WARNER TODD HUSTON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/02/16/national-pro-life-group-endorses-illinois-conservative-governor-candidate-jeanne-ives/

 

GOPUSA
— IRS employees still collecting bonuses while cheating on taxes
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=39520

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— NO, I WILL NOT BE AT CPAC Joseph Farah charges group with watering down the meaning of ‘conservative’ (DIERSEN: The main reasons why I stopped attending CPAC are a) its ever-increasingly becoming Libertarian, b) the high cost of attending, and c) my spending 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS together and sending them out.)
http://www.wnd.com/2018/02/no-i-will-not-be-at-cpac/
— MEDIA IGNORING 1 CRUCIAL FACTOR IN FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTING ‘Guns,’ ‘depression,’ ‘trouble’ cited – but key information not yet disclosed – DAVID KUPELIAN
http://www.wnd.com/2018/02/media-ignoring-1-crucial-factor-in-florida-school-shooting/

 

THE HILL
— Trump’s Stormy Daniels problem gets worse – JONATHAN EASLEY

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/374108-trumps-stormy-daniels-problem-gets-worse

 

CBS NEWS
— Should employers keep testing workers for pot? – JONATHAN BERR (DIERSEN: YES!)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/should-employers-keep-testing-workers-for-pot/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump has a choice to make: protect the Dreamers or expose them to deportation – David Leonhardt (DIERSEN: How have federal protections worked for you? Were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986. However, federal civil service protections failed to stop a) my Democrat GAO superiors from forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, not promoting me beyond GS-13, getting rid of my mentor in 1987, keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forcing me to take an $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) my Democrat IRS superiors from not promoting me beyond GS-12, disallowing my education deductions in 1978, getting rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowing my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) my Democrat Post Office superiors from forcing me resign in 1969 and disallowing my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/opinion/trump-dreamers-daca.html
— Congress Struggles for Path Forward on Immigration – Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Thomas Kaplan
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/us/politics/congress-immigration-dreamers.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, illegals increase their demands
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/opinion/senate-vote-dreamers-immigration.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump and first lady arrive in Florida to visit hospital and sheriff’s office after deadly school shooting
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/national/wp/2018/02/16/trump-and-first-lady-arrive-in-florida-to-visit-hospital-and-sheriffs-office-after-deadly-school-shooting/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— After Senate Failure on Dreamers, Immigration Faces Unclear Path in House As a feud over immigration intensifies, centrist House Republicans work on new solutions to provide legal protections for Dreamers – Natalie Andrews and Kristina Peterson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-senate-failure-on-dreamers-future-of-house-bill-is-uncertain-1518804170

 

FORTUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, business paints itself as being anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-draft avoiders, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://fortune.com/2018/02/16/senate-daca-vote-dreamers/

 

FED SMITH
— IRS Still Giving Bonuses to Employees with Tax Compliance and Conduct Problems – Ian Smith
https://www.fedsmith.com/2018/02/16/irs-still-giving-bonuses-employees-tax-compliance-conduct-problems/

 

NTEU
— Ten Harmful Proposals in the President’s Budget (DIERSEN: I was a NTEU member 1971-1980 while I worked for IRS. Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are filled with hatred against past, present, and future federal employees and federal retirees.)
https://www.nteu.org/blog/2018/02/15/ten-harmful

February 16 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Endorsement: For the Republicans, Bruce Rauner
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-rauner-republican-governor-endorsement-0218-story.html
(FROM THE ENDORSEMENT: We see the appeal of Rauner’s primary opponent, state Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton. She is disciplined. She is fierce. And she is angry. Rauner’s signature on the bills that infuriated conservatives drew her into this race. Critics describe one bill as a sanctuary state act. Another makes it easier for transgender people to change the gender designation on their birth certificates. And a third bill, which Rauner had said he would veto, expanded taxpayer funding for abortions. Unfortunately, Ives’ cumulative rhetoric on social issues — describing gay relationships as “disordered” and unleashing an attack ad that ridiculed people who are different from her — has been mocking, mean-spirited and often inaccurate. There is a way to be a compassionate conservative. And there is her way.)
— Another Legionnaires’ case at veterans home plagued by deadly water problems – Bill Lukitsch
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-legionnaires-20180216-story.html
— Madigan ally ousted after harassment complaint accused of violating protective order in different case – Ray Long
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-quinn-harassment-arrest-20180215-story.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Must love dogs? Canine-friendly environments test our limits – Virginia Postrel (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who do not own dogs.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-pets-work-employers-support-animals-0216-20180215-story.html
— The White House’s promised Spanish website? Nada de nada – AP (DIERSEN: If China was sending many millions of its citizens into America illegally like Mexico is doing, if China was keeping many millions of its citizens in America like Mexico is doing, if China was sending mountains of illegal drugs into America like Mexico is doing, anti-Americans would demand that the White House have a Mandarin website.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-bc-us–white-house-spanish-20180210-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Top black politicians who back Pritzker condemn ‘racist’ Chicago Reader cover – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/top-black-politicians-condemn-racist-chicago-reader-cover/
— Lawyer: Madigan ally looked for ‘dirt’ on woman who accused aide of harassment – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/lawyer-madigan-ally-looked-for-dirt-on-woman-who-accused-aide-of-harassment/

 

NBC5
— Woman Who Accused Ex-Madigan Aide of Harassment Says She’s Being Targeted in Retaliation – Mary Ann Ahern (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors were proud of the retaliation that they took against me. Because I became an active member in a class action lawsuit in 1988 that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, they threw me off audits of IRS, gave me unfair performance expectations, gave me unfair performance appraisals, always ranked me in the lower half of my coworkers for their pay-for-performance system, and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. They sent a clear message to everyone a) that GAO gives preference to its employees who are minority, female, and/or young and b) that GAO gets rid of its non-veteran White male employees who do not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40. By their actions in Diersen v. GAO, U.S. Senator Peter Fitzgerald, U.S. District Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, and Judge Amy St. Eve all made it clear to everyone that they side with my Democrat GAO superiors, that is, that they favor reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/alaina-hampton-mike-madigan-kevin-quinn-harassment-474243493.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Study: Cook County assessments shift wealth from poor to rich – Bob Susnjara (DIERSEN: Who wants you to pay more real estate tax and why? Since 1972, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always wanted me to pay more real estate tax. They hint/imply/argue/shout that I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth, that I have always been privileged, that the federal government grossly overpaid me, that my retirement benefits are much too generous, and that I have always been undeservedly filthy rich. They stress a) that my parents sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod, b) that I bought many new cars and two collector cars, c) that I avoided the draft, d) that I bought a new town home in 1972, a studio condo in 1974, and a one bedroom condo in 1976, e) that my wife and I bought 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton in 1978 and we had 915 Cove Court built in Wheaton in 1984, f) that I spent lots of money for tuition and review courses to earn a bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, and two professional certifications, g) that my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, and h) that my wife and saved lots of money for our retirement.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180215/study-cook-county-assessments-shift-wealth-from-poor-to-rich
— Illinois schools say pension shift would be financial burden – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180215/news/302159893

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— IRS increases Caterpillar tax penalty to $2.3 billion – Matt Buedel
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180215/irs-increases-caterpillar-tax-penalty-to-23-billion

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Superintendents worried about Rauner’s pension shift proposal – AP
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180216/superintendents-worried-about-rauners-pension-shift-proposal

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Rauner meets a simulation manikin and touts his education plan during visit – Leslie Renken
http://www.pjstar.com/entertainmentlife/20180215/rauner-meets-simulation-manikin-and-touts-his-education-plan-during-visit

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Quinn promotes AG credentials at ISU – Derek Beigh (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, many of whom have few or no credentials, treat me like I have no credentials. They treat me like I have no college degrees, even though I have four. They treat me like I have no professional certifications, even though I have six. They treat me like I do not have a professional license, even though I have one. They treat me like I have no government work experience, even though I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403-$125,325 and I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880. They treat me like I have no political experience, even though I have been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, and I was a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2003.)
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/government-and-politics/elections/quinn-promotes-ag-credentials-at-isu/article_e0f5ff32-bbbc-55dc-a279-6195d1f861a2.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Quinn, 69, of Chicago hopes to fill that job, continuing a political career that includes five years as governor, six years as lieutenant governor and four years as state treasurer. He last ran in 2014, when he, the incumbent, lost the governor’s mansion to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.)

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois lawmakers: Mental health is key issue in mass shootings – EDITH BRADY-LUNNY
http://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/illinois-lawmakers-mental-health-is-key-issue-in-mass-shootings/article_8f6cd833-4f83-5742-bf62-d723c56813e1.html

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Rauner Budget Doesn’t Use ‘Pixie Dust,’ But It’s Fanciful Nonetheless – CHARLES N. WHEELER III
http://nprillinois.org/post/rauner-budget-doesn-t-use-pixie-dust-it-s-fanciful-nonetheless#stream/0

 

ILLINOIS TIMES
— Candidates for governor address seniors’ concerns – Megan Swett (DIERSEN: My aunt is spending $239 a day out of her life savings to live in an assisted living facility.)
http://illinoistimes.com/article-19704-candidates-for-governor-address-seniors%E2%80%99-concerns.html

 

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Northwestern professor (Michael Scudder), alumnus (Amy St. Eve) nominated to circuit court presiding over Illinois – Alan Perez
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2018/02/15/campus/northwestern-professor-alumnus-nominated-circuit-court-presiding-illinois/

 

REGIONAL NEWS
— Muslim activists ramp up monthly protests at Palos Township board meetings – Anthony Caciopo
http://www.theregionalnews.com/index.php/newsx/159-local-news/top-news-story/35928-activists-ramp-up-monthly-protests-at-township-board-meetings

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Wayne Township GOP chairman Jerry Marchese says straw poll shows Ives is what the state needs – Glenn Minnis
https://northcooknews.com/stories/511345617-wayne-township-gop-chairman-says-straw-poll-shows-ives-is-what-the-state-needs

 

BREITBART
— White House: Democrats’ ‘Open Border Fringe’ Blocks Immigration Reform – NEIL MUNRO
http://www.breitbart.com/2018-elections/2018/02/15/white-house-democrats-open-border-fringe-blocks-immigration-reform/
— Cruz: Trump’s Immigration Pillars ‘Dramatically to the Left of Where Barack Obama Was’ – IAN HANCHETT
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/02/15/cruz-trumps-immigration-pillars-dramatically-left-barack-obama/

 

FOX BUSINESS
— Fox News Poll: More Republicans feeling the jitters – Dana Blanton
http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/2018/

 

TOWNHALL
— Trump’s Deficit-ridden Budget Plan Is Filled With Wasteful Spending – Donald Lambro
https://townhall.com/columnists/donaldlambro/2018/02/16/trumps-deficitridden-budget-plan-is-filled-with-wasteful-spending-n2449808

 

ROLL CALL
— Rep. Rodney Davis Recalls Lessons From His Staffer Days Illinois Republican was longtime projects director for Rep. John Shimkus – Alex Gangitano (DIERSEN: I should write a book about what I learned working for GAO for almost 18 years 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403-$125,325. I should write a book about what I learned working for IRS for almost 9 years 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880.)
http://www.rollcall.com/news/hoh/rep-rodney-davis-learned

 

POLITICO
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON EDUCATION IN AMERICA TIGHTENS: U.S. averages a school shooting every 2.5 days in 2018 – JAKE SHERMAN
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2018/02/15/school-shootings-2018-average-248207

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: Tech Luminary Peter Thiel Parts Ways With Silicon Valley Billionaire investor frustrated with what he sees as intolerance of conservatism in tech industry; has discussed resigning from Facebook – Douglas MacMillan, Keach Hagey and Deepa Seetharaman (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, businesses paint themselves as being anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/tech-luminary-peter-thiel-parts-ways-with-silicon-valley-1518696120
— Peter Thiel’s Warning to the Valley Hostility to half of America isn’t good business—or politics. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, businesses paint themselves as being anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/peter-thiels-warning-to-the-valley-1518740558
— Tax Reform and IRS Resistance Getting it through Congress was the easy part. Now come the regulations. – Kimberley A. Strassel
https://www.wsj.com/articles/tax-reform-and-irs-resistance-1518739818
— Did My Mom Have ‘White Privilege’? She arrived from Italy in 1911 and then at age 14 went to work in a Chicago factory sewing ladies’ coats. – Angela Rocco DeCarlo (DIERSEN: Did your mother have White privilege? My outstanding mother was born in 1924 and raised on a farm in Grant Park. She never attended high school. She married my outstanding father in 1945. They lived in an apartment above my grandfather’s hardware store in Crete 1945-1954 and then in a home that my grandfather had built in Crete in 1926. She stayed home and raised my brother and I. After her husband, my father, died suddenly in 1969, she earned a GED and got job in a dental office in Crete and worked there until she retired.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/did-my-mom-have-white-privilege-1518739479

 

USA TODAY
— Repeal gun-free zones – Erich Pratt
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/02/15/repeal-gun-free-zones-erich-pratt-editorials-debates/110464412/

 

NEW YORKER
— Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity One woman’s account of clandestine meetings, financial transactions, and legal pacts designed to hide an extramarital affair. – Ronan Farrow (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, if you have ever had an extramarital affair, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office.)
https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/donald-trump-a-playboy-model-and-a-system-for-concealing-infidelity-national-enquirer-karen-mcdougal

February 15 Evening Edition

CBS2
— Window Closing For Trump Infrastructure Plan, RTA Boss Dillard Warns – Bob Roberts
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/02/15/window-closing-for-trump-infrastructure-plan-rta-boss-warns/

 

ABC7
— Cartoon of J.B. Pritzker stirs controversy – Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/cartoon-of-jb-pritzker-stirs-controversy/3090621/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— President Trump making plans to visit Florida following deadly school shooting – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/president-trump-addresses-nation-following-florida-school-shooting

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Slow-walked investigation is the excuse Madigan needs to step down – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-perspec-zorn-madigan-hampton-quinn-delay-0216-20180215-story.html
— Berrios property tax assessments for Cook County homeowners are flawed and unfair, study confirms – Jason Grotto, Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-met-cook-property-tax-study-berrios-20180215-story.html
— Berrios primary challenger for Cook County assessor removed from ballot, vows court fight – Hal Dardick and John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-assessor-joe-berrios-raila-kaegi-20180215-story.html
— Who’s up to the job of digging Illinois out of the pension hole it’s in? – Randy Blaser
http://www.chicagotribune.com/ct-ppn-column-blaser-tl-0222-20180214-story.html
— Your paycheck will probably get bigger this month because of the new tax law – Samantha Bomkamp
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-tax-reform-bigger-paycheck-20180216-story.html
— ‘Dreamers’ left in limbo as Senate rejects bipartisan immigration bills – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-immigration-plan-20180215-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lipinski seeks IRS probe of think tank leaders after Sun-Times-ProPublica report – Tina Sfondeles and Mick Dumke
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/lipinski-seeks-irs-probe-of-think-tank-leaders-after-sun-times-propublica-report/
— The craziness inside a campaign bubble – Lance Trover
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/inside-campaign-bubble-lance-trover-illinois-mark-kirk-bruce-rauner/
— Berrios challenger loses another round in ballot battle – Alexandra Arriaga
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/berrios-challenger-loses-another-round-in-ballot-battle/
— Black Caucus chairman bemoans Shakman decree that killed patronage system – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/black-caucus-chairman-bemoans-shakman-decree-that-killed-patronage-system/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Chicago’s once-vaunted patronage system “helped build many middle-class black communities” and the Shakman decree that banned political hiring and firing “destroyed those same communities,” an influential alderman said Thursday. Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th), chairman of the City Council’s Black Caucus, used a luncheon address to the City Club of Chicago to harken back to the good old’ days that reined under his father, former alderman and Acting Mayor Eugene Sawyer.)
— Emanuel likens gun violence in America to Vietnam War – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/emanuel-likens-gun-violence-in-america-to-vietnam-war/
— Cook County assessments ‘more variable, more regressive,’ review concludes – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/cook-county-assessments-more-variable-more-regressive-review-concludes/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats say that you are complicit in murder if you support the Second Amendment.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-we-are-complicit-in-murder-when-we-let-the-nra-call-the-shots/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Speaker defends expanding concealed gun permits – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180215/news/302159914/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Blockbuster report: How Cook County tax system shafts the little guy – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180215/BLOGS02/180219919/blockbuster-report-how-cook-county-tax-system-shafts-the-little-guy

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Independent investigation needed in harassment case – Editorial
http://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-independent-investigation-needed-in-harassment-case/article_0219a7f4-ea37-597b-8052-cbd01b5c1bf4.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Budget undercuts Trump focus on mental health, school safety – AP
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/budget-undercuts-trump-focus-on-mental-health-school-safety/975913320

 

IVES FOR GOVERNOR
— Morrison: The Last Three-Years Demonstrate Who Rauner Is. That’s Why I’m Supporting Ives.
https://mailchi.mp/c3410454ac20/morrison-the-last-three-years-demonstrate-who-rauner-is-thats-why-im-supporting-ives?e=985ad8c00b
— First He Betrayed Social Conservatives. Then He Betrayed Fiscal Conservatives. And the Betrayals Continue…
https://mailchi.mp/408923f92821/first-he-betrayed-social-conservatives-then-he-betrayed-fiscal-conservatives-and-the-betrayals-continue

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Ives and Skillicorn find fault with Rauner’s budget address – Angela Underwood (DIERSEN: Who finds fault with what you do? Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have found fault with everything that I have ever done. They are especially critical of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and they were especially critical of what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.)
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511344637-ives-and-skillicorn-find-fault-with-rauner-s-budget-address

 

KANE COUNTY REPORTER
— Republicans in the 49th District question Zito’s Democratic ties – W.J. Kennedy
https://kanecountyreporter.com/stories/511345563-republicans-in-the-49th-district-question-zito-s-democratic-ties
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The 28-year-old Nic Zito has more Democratic connections than just his father, Greg Zito, a former Democratic senator with whom he still lives, to explain to Republican voters in the 49th District. Nic Zito voted in the Democratic primary in 2008. And in October he received a donation from old-time Chicago machine Democrat Alderman Ed Burke through a campaign fund, the Burnham Committee. Other Burnham Committee beneficiaries this political cycle include Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Matteson), Michael Cabonargi, Democratic Cook County Board of Review member; Ed Moody, Democratic Cook County commissioner and top aide to Madigan (D-Chicago); and Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board president.)

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Sawyer on Reader cover: “The equivalent of putting gasoline on a fire”
https://capitolfax.com/2018/02/15/sawyer-on-reader-cover-the-equivalent-of-putting-gasoline-on-a-fire/
— “I have never experienced sexism or racism as explicitly as I did on the campaign trail”
https://capitolfax.com/2018/02/15/i-have-never-experienced-sexism-or-racism-as-explicitly-as-i-did-on-the-campaign-trail/

 

FEDERALIST
— New York Times Struggles Over Whether Any Conservatives Are Fit To Print This week, two New York Times writers drew outrage from progressives. Will the paper succumb to criticism, or continue its new commitment to conservative voices? – David Marcus (DIERSEN: What do you say to “conservative” and “Republican” leaders in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Glen Ellyn, and in Wheaton who deem me to be not fit to print? At best, they paint me as being too conservative, that is, I support too many planks in the Republican Party platform and Illinois Republican Party platform.)
http://thefederalist.com/2018/02/15/new-york-times-struggles-whether-conservatives-fit-print/

 

GOPUSA
— Liberal groups urge Democrats to reject DACA bills with ‘nativist’ demands (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote immigrants a) viciously demonize you, viciously denigrate you, and viciously condemn you if you do not promote immigrants and b) make it clear that they want to get rid of citizens of America and replace them with citizens of foreign countries.)
http://www.gopusa.com/liberal-groups-urge-democrats-to-reject-daca-bills-with-nativist-demands/

 

BARBWIRE
— CPAC 2018: ‘COWARDLY’ POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE REJECTS MASSRESISTANCE – Arthur Schaper
https://barbwire.com/2018/02/15/cpac-2018-cowardly-political-action-committee-rejects-massresistance/

 

LIFESITE NEWS
— CPAC bans pro-family group, approves pro-LGBT – Doug Mainwaring
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/top-u.s.-conservative-conference-bans-pro-family-group-approves-pro-lgbt

 

ABC NEWS
— Immigration bills fail in the Senate, fate of Dreamers murkier than ever – MARIAM KHAN
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/immigration-bills-fail-senate-fate-dreamers-murkier/story

 

REUTERS
— Senate rejects immigration bills, leaves Dreamers in limbo – Richard Cowan, Susan Cornwell
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration/senate-rejects-immigration-bills-leaves-dreamers-in-limbo-idUSKCN1FZ1XF

 

BLOOMBERG
— BEYOND UNACCEPTABLE: White House Pulling Back on E-Verify to Get Democratic Votes
https://www.bna.com/white-house-pulling-n57982088776/

 

GAO
— GAO Unable to Render an Opinion on the U.S. Government’s Annual Financial Statements
https://www.gao.gov/press/opinion_2018_financial_statement.htm
(FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT: GAO cited shortcomings that have plagued the financial statements in past years, including persistent problems with the Department of Defense’s (DOD) financial management and auditability, the federal government’s inability to account for and reconcile certain transactions, and an ineffective process for preparing the consolidated financial statements. Such deficiencies undermine the federal government’s ability to accurately report much of its financial information. “It’s essential that the federal government be able to adequately track all revenues and expenses, along with its assets and liabilities. It is critical to improving the accountability, effectiveness and efficiency of government operations,” said Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the GAO. “GAO’s audit report makes clear the continuing challenges to providing policymakers with the accurate and complete financial information needed for ensuring accountability and making difficult policy decisions.” For 2017, with few exceptions, all of the 24 Chief Financial Officers Act agencies received unmodified or “clean” opinions on their respective individual entities’ fiscal year 2017 financial statements. However, about 38 percent of the federal government’s reported total assets as of September 30, 2017, and approximately 20 percent of the federal government’s reported net cost for FY 2017, involved federal entities that were unable to issue audited financial statements, unable to receive audit opinions on the complete set of financial statements, or unable to receive an opinion on their FY 2017 financial statements. Notably, DOD, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Department of Agriculture have continuing impediments to receiving a clean opinion on their financial statements.)

 

LGBTQ  NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump hater says “Trump will address hate group leaders & far right activists for second time.”
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/02/trump-will-address-hate-group-leaders-far-right-activists-second-time/

February 15 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS

— Illinois Governor candidate Jeanne Ives spoke at an outstanding Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) meeting Wednesday evening, February 14, 2018, at the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall. Ives received a standing ovation. In addition, MTRCC held outstanding candidate forums for DuPage County Board District 6 (Wiley and Zay) and for Illinois House District 46 (Kinzler & Orozco) and for judicial candidates (MacKay & Wilson). Bob Grogan announced his candidacy for 6th Congressional District Illinois Republican Party State Central Committeeman. Marty Keller announced that he would be resigning as Milton Township Trustee effective February 28, 2018 and taking over CERT responsibilities for the township. Attendees included Almiron, Bibbiano, Breen, Byrne, Carlson, Caruso, Chinchilla, Cooper, Crane, Dangelo, Eckhoff, Elliott, Falbo, Fitzpatrick, Grant, Hinchy, Hinds, Holder, Keller, LeVan, Lewis, Lofgren, Lollino, McGowen, Mendrick, Minor, Moffett, Molitor, Muehlfelt, A. & B. Murphy, Nathwani, Prater, Rash, Ruscitti, Ryan, Shaw, Slinger, Tatro, Thomas, Wehling, Whelan, and C & J. Zaruba. – Dave Diersen

http://www.gopillinois.com

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Bill Clinton is now nowhere man as #MeToo is made ready for 2018 – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-met-bill-clinton-metoo-kass-0215-story.html
— Aurora officials have concerns with governor’s pension proposal – Sarah Freishtat
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-rauner-reaction-st-0215-20180214-story.html
— Senators say they are close to a bipartisan immigration plan, but Trump warns against it – Lisa Mascaro and Brian Bennett
http://www.chicagotribune.com/la-na-pol-senate-immigration-20180214-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who anti-men promote those who are anti-men.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/glencoe/news/ct-gln-womens-march-anniversary-tl-0215-20180214-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote the anti-Trump Duckworth. What insulting name would/does Duckworth call me? I sought and obtained student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. Of course, she would/does hint/imply/argue/shout that were it not for fear of being drafted, I never would have had the motivation to a) take college preparatory classes in high school, b) graduate in the upper 20% of my high school class, c) get an ACT score of 24, d) get accepted by UIC in 1966 and by NIU in 1969, or e) graduate from NIU in 1970. Of course, she would/does hint/imply/argue/shout that my application for a financial hardship draft deferment in 1970 was fraudulent.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-donald-trump-tammy-duckworth-20180215-story.html
— Pritzker on Madigan’s handling of sexual harassment complaint: ‘It shouldn’t take that long’ (DIERSEN: To discredit me, my Democrat IRS superiors disallowed my partial day per diem requests in 1974 and postponed resolution of my grievance as long as they could. They hinted/implied that my partial day per diem requests were fraudulent. However, GAO upheld an arbitrator’s ruling in my favor in 1977. SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/463866. To further discredit me, Money Magazine and my Democrat IRS superiors disallowed my education deductions in 1978. However, I took IRS to Tax Court and won a split decision.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-pritzker-madigan-sexual-harassment-complaint-story.html
— Can the world agree upon a ‘common memory’ of the Holocaust? – Mona Sue Weissmark (DIERSEN: Many, if not most of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are anti-German-American. What if from the beginning I had pretended to be Swedish-American? While all my ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s, according to DNA Ancestry at http://dna.ancestry.com, my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece. My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI. My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII. My father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-holocaust-auschwitz-dachau-buchenwald-jewish-memory-0215-20180214-story.html
— EPA chief says he flies first class due to security concerns – AP (DIERSEN: As anti-Trumps get more and more and more aggressive, nasty, threatening, etc., should members of the following groups stop using public transportation: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/sns-bc-us–epa-pruitt-travel-20180214-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Students: Shooting suspect harassed peers, bragged about gun – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/students-shooting-suspect-harassed-peers-bragged-about-gun/
— Pritzker takes a while to say Madigan took too long to fire aide – Tina Sfondeles (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes remain furious a) that the Post Office hired me in 1966 and let me work there for almost 3 years, b) that IRS hired me in 1971 and let me work there for almost 9 years, c) that IRS promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, d) that GAO hired me in 1980 and let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) that GAO promoted me in 1986.)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Kept out: How banks block people of color from homeownership – AP (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would hint/imply/argue/shout that if I had not been White, a) I would not have been able to get a mortgage in 1972 when I was 24 years old to buy a new town home in University Park, to buy a studio condo in the Outer Drive East building in 1974, or to buy a one bedroom in that building in 1976 and b) my wife and I would not have been able to get a mortgage to buy 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton in 1978 or to have 915 Cove Court built in Wheaton in 1984.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180215/business/302159997/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— A new way to survey the public when people won’t answer the phone anymore – HOWARD WOLINSKY (DIERSEN: Any survey of me should correctly conclude that a) I support all the planks in the Republican Party and Illinois Republican Party platforms including their traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks and b) that I oppose the promotion of LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminution of the First and Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, race and gender based preference giving, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, national origin discrimination, class warfare, etc.)

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180215/ISSUE01/180219987

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner’s budget leans on local schools, state workers – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180214/rauners-budget-leans-on-local-schools-state-workers
— Rauner’s budget gets cool reception from lawmakers, opponents – Brenden Moore
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180214/rauners-budget-gets-cool-reception-from-lawmakers-opponents
— Is Rauner’s budget balanced? Legislative leaders disagree – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180214/is-rauners-budget-balanced-legislative-leaders-disagree
— Horses, tractors and racetracks. House candidate’s videos have them all – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180214/schoenburg-horses-tractors-and-racetracks-house-candidates-videos-have-them-all

 

SAUK VALLEY
— Illinois Family Action endorses Marter, GOP challenger for Kinzinger’s House seat
http://www.saukvalley.com/2018/02/13/family-group-endorses-marter-gop-challenger-for-kinzingers-house-seat/ajt8p4q/

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Group seeks $65,000 to replace roof on historic McKee House – ERIC SCHELKOPF
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2018/02/13/group-seeks-65-000-to-replace-roof-on-historic-mckee-house/aiig0qs/

 

WNNS
— Ives: Rauner Budget Is ‘Unbalanced & Phony’
http://www.wnns.com/2018/02/14/ives-rauner-budget-is-unbalanced-phony/

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who anti-men promote those who are anti-men.
http://nprillinois.org/post/women-rising-push-gender-parity-state-government#stream/0

 

CHICAGO READER
— J.B. Pritzker talks race politics Why should millennials vote for him? Legalized weed. – Mark Konkol
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/jb-pritzker-interview-african-american-wiretap/Content?oid=41090514

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McSweeney Working to Defeat Rauner-Madigan Teacher Pension Shift to Local Property Taxpayers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/02/15/mcsweeney-working-to-defeat-rauner-madigan-teacher-pensi on-shift-to-local-property-taxpayers/
— Past Highway Commissioner Bob Miller Son-in-Law Andrew Rosencrans Received Over $24,000 in “Miscellaneous” Income from Algonquin Township Road District Since 2013
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/02/15/bob-miller-son-in-law-andrew-rosencrans-received-over-24000-in-miscellaneous-income-from-algonquin-township-road-district-since-2013/
— Melissa Victor Makes Issue Out of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser Legal and Computer Forensic Audit Bills
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/02/15/melissa-victor-makes-issue-out-of-gasser-legal-and-computer-forensic-audit-bills/

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Morrison says GOP endorsements need to be transparent, sees Ives as better for Illinois – Chandra Lye
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511344644-morrison-says-gop-endorsements-need-to-be-transparent-sees-ives-as-better-for-illinois

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— 17-year-old Aurora precinct committeeman has had a rough introduction to politics – Karen Kidd
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/511344648-17-year-old-aurora-precinct-committeeman-has-had-a-rough-introduction-to-politics

 

ILLINOIS TIMES
— Rauner’s pension proposal meets backlash Time for negotiations, Manar says – Megan Swett
http://illinoistimes.com/article-19702-rauners-pension-proposal-meets-backlash.html

 

ILLINOIS CHRONICLE
— New poll: Rauner more unpopular than Trump in Illinois
https://theillinoischronicle.com/chronicle-new-poll-rauner-more-unpopular-than-trump-in-illinois/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner airs tax cut TV ad
https://capitolfax.com/2018/02/15/rauner-airs-tax-cut-tv-ad/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— CPAC BANS PRO-FAMILY GROUP FOR ‘TONE’ TOWARD ‘GAYS’ Conservative summit promotes traditional marriage, but insults ‘cross line’ – ART MOORE (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, you are banned.)
http://www.wnd.com/2018/02/cpac-bans-pro-family-group-for-tone-toward-gays/

 

GOPUSA
— Democrats, RINOs team up on DACA plan
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=39429

 

BREITBART
— MassResistance Pro-Family Group Banned at CPAC – DR. SUSAN BERRY (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, you are banned.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/02/14/massresistance-pro-family-group-banned-at-cpac/
— Berkeley Votes to Become ‘Sanctuary City’ for Marijuana Crimes – Joel B. Pollak
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/02/14/berkeley-votes-become-sanctuary-city-marijuana-crimes/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Trump, a Week After Porter Resigned, Says He’s ‘Totally Opposed’ to Domestic Violence – Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Maggie Haberman and Michael D. Shear (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that you are presumed to be domestic abuser who should be gotten rid of immediately: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/14/us/politics/john-kelly-rob-porter-security-clearances.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/14/opinion/porter-trump-domestic-violence.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/14/opinion/what-the-white-house-knew-about-rob-porter.html
— Trump Gets What He Wants in Immigration Debate: Quiet on the Right – Jeremy W. Peters
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/15/us/politics/conservatives-immigration-trump.html
— New York Will Investigate Reports of Gay Men Denied Insurance – Donald G. McNeil Jr. (DIERSEN: To engage in LGBTQ activity, is to damage your health.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/14/health/insurance-discrimination-gay-prep.html
— American Fertility Is Falling Short of What Women Want Forecasts show many millennial women won’t fulfill their wishes on family size, and the biggest fertility declines are in Western states. – Lyman Stone (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about those who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned my wife and I the most for our a) giving up trying to have children, b) not adopting, and c) not becoming foster parents?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/13/upshot/american-fertility-is-falling-short-of-what-women-want.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs a) encourage people to come to America illegally, b) encourage people to stay in America illegally, and c) encourage people to illegally bring people to America illegally. Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats and RINOs want immigrants because they work for less money and they are much more easy to exploit.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-daca-deadline-looms-young-immigrants-plan-for-the-unknown-1518604200
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, pot pushers push pot. If you promote pot, you promote destruction.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-the-peak-tv-era-ready-for-pot-channels-1518620049
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to this article, employers are jettisoning old requirements and seeking workers with transferrable skills. GAO audits IRS. To unethically, if not illegally, force me to take a $19,203 (26%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, my Democrat GAO superiors unethically, if not illegally, claimed that the skills I acquired working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880, WERE NOT TRANSFERRABLE. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, or a female.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/to-fill-jobs-in-a-tight-labor-market-employers-may-need-to-get-creative-1518616800

 

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Trump’s 87 picks to be federal judges are 92% white with just one black and one Hispanic nominee – Richard Wolf
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/02/13/trumps-87-picks-federal-judges-92-white-just-one-black-and-one-hispanic-nominee/333088002/

 

REALTOR
— Standard vs. Itemized Deduction: Which One Should You Take? – Daniel Bortz (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, operatives and dupes who work for my critics/opponents a) take the standard deduction and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who itemize their deductions.)
https://www.realtor.com/advice/finance/standard-vs-itemized-deduction/

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Workforce Plan Stresses Pay for Performance – Erich Wagner (DIERSEN: Have you worked under pay-for-performance (PFP)? I did during my last 8 years at GAO 1989-1997. Measuring job performance is extremely subjective. To meet their Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets, my Democrat used the subjectivity in their PFP system to get rid of their employees like me who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2018/02/workforce-plan-stresses-pay-performance-opm-nominee-advances-and-more/145993/

 

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— Facebook Ad Targeting is Incredible—and Scary – Mark Glaser (DIERSEN: Facebook is a Democrat/Libertarian/Green website. What does Facebook know about you? Facebook knows that I a) I support all the planks in the Republican Party and Illinois Republican Party platforms including their traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks and b) that I oppose the promotion of LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminution of the First and Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, race and gender based preference giving, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, national origin discrimination, class warfare, etc.)
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/columns/shoptalk-facebook-ad-targeting-is-incredible-and-scary/

February 14 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Rauner proposes education spending boost, $50M for Quincy home fix – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/rauner-proposes-education-spending-boost-$50m-for-quincy-home-fix/3082673/

 

NBC5
— Read Governor Bruce Rauner’s Full Budget Address Gov. Rauner unveiled his 2019 budget proposal to a General Assembly expecting to hear him explain how he’ll erase a $9 billion deficit
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/read-governor-bruce-rauners-full-budget-address-474084483.html
— Petitions to Save Only Downstate Debate of Governor’s Race Collect Thousands of Signatures – Brendan Pedersen
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/wcia-debate-illinois-governor-candidates-biss-kennedy-petition-474077533.html
— Rauner’s Budget Calls For Reduced Spending, Pension Reform Promises $1 billion tax cut – Brendan Pedersen
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/rauner-budget-calls-for-reduced-spending-pension-reform-474082603.html

 

CBS2
— Rauner’s Budget Sets Sights On State’s Pension Costs – Craig Dellimore,
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/02/14/rauner-budget-proposal/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Rauner wants $1 billion tax cut with pension fix – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/rauner-wants-1-billion-tax-cut-with-pension-fix

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner re-election budget takes aim at two favorite targets: CPS and unionized state workers – Monique Garcia, Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-illinois-budget-20180214-story.html
— Primary voters face increasingly wacky ballot lineup – Charles Selle
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-lake-county-primary-ballot-st-0215-20180214-story.html
— Time to be retirin’ the FolksyMeter? – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-time-to-be-retirin-the-folksymeter-20180214-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/glencoe/news/ct-gln-womens-march-anniversary-tl-0215-20180214-story.html
— Gun-rights hysteria doesn’t sell in the Trump era – Steve Chapman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-remington-gun-sales-obama-20180214-story.html
— Rauner’s budget message fits trend — Make the other guy pay – Ted Slowik
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-rauner-budget-shift-st-0215-20180214-story.html
— Oberweis: Governor presents balanced budget
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/wheaton/community/chi-ugc-article-sen-oberweis-governor-presents-balanced-bud-3-2018-02-14-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner urges pension changes, ‘spend only the money we have’ in budget address – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/bruce-rauner-state-budget-address-shortfall-health-care-income-tax/
— 11th Congressional District GOP candidate: Constant G. “Connor” Vlakancic
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/11th-congressional-district-republican-candidate-constant-connor-vlakancic-2018-illinois-primary/
— 11th Congressional District GOP candidate: Nick Stella
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/11th-congressional-district-gop-candidate-nick-stella-2018-illinois-primary/
— ENDORSEMENT: Nick Stella for Congress in 11th District Republican Primary
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/11th-congressional-district-republican-primary-nick-stella-endorsement-2018-illinois-primary/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “The women of the White House care so little about women.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/the-women-of-the-white-house-care-so-little-about-women/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Rauner’s big budget idea: Passing the tab to local governments – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180214/BLOGS02/180219947/rauners-big-budget-idea-passing-the-tab-to-local-governments
— Tolls on expressways? Trump plan says yes. – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180214/BLOGS02/180219954/tolls-on-expressways-trump-plan-says-yes

 

DAILY HERALD
— Some Kane County Board members question Lauzen’s reimbursement request – James Fuller (DIERSEN: To discredit me, my Democrat IRS superiors disallowed my partial day per diem requests in 1974. They hinted/implied that my requests were fraudulent. However, GAO upheld an arbitrator’s ruling in my favor in 1977. SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/463866. To discredit me, Money Magazine and my Democrat IRS superiors disallowed my education deductions in 1978. However, I took IRS to Tax Court and won a split decision.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180214/some-kane-county-board-members-question-lauzens-reimbursement-request
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON THE ELGIN COMMUNITY TIGHTENS: Elgin community gathers to protest rape culture – Madhu Krishnamurthy
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180214/elgin-community-gathers-to-protest-rape-culture
— Naperville not certain pedal pubs fit with ‘downtown culture’ – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180214/naperville-not-certain-pedal-pubs-fit-with-downtown-culture

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Reactions to Gov. Rauner’s budget address
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180214/reactions-to-gov-rauners-budget-address

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Ives: Madigan should step down over handling of sexual harassment complaint
https://madisonrecord.com/stories/511344579-ives-madigan-should-step-down-over-handling-of-sexual-harassment-complaint

 

  1. LOUIS POST GAZETTE
    — ‘Progressive’ income tax may be hot topic in Illinois campaign – Pat Gauen
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/illinois/gauen-progressive-income-tax-may-be-hot-topic-in-illinois/article_e0855002-5b64-5018-82f4-00b6006e9d4e.html

 

CHAMBANA SUN
— Caulkins says lottery chairman violated ‘unspoken oath’ – Glenn Minnis
https://chambanasun.com/stories/511332963-caulkins-says-lottery-chairman-violated-unspoken-oath

 

WILLIAM J. KELLY
— Ives must cancel Thursday’s speech by #MeToo Denier Dan Proft
http://www.williamjkelly.org/news/kelly-ives-must-cancel-thursdays-speech-by-metoo-denier-dan-proft

 

IVES FOR GOVERNOR
— Rauner Budget Makes Income Tax Increase Permanent and Raises Property Taxes
https://mailchi.mp/b553560a01a0/ives-rauner-budget-to-make-the-income-tax-increase-permeant-and-raise-property-taxes
— Rauner Sits Out Infrastructure Meeting with President Trump
https://ivesforillinois.com/rauner-sits-out-infrastructure-meeting-with-president-trump/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Rauner Proposes Shifting Teacher Pension Payments to Local Taxpayers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/02/14/rauner-proposes-shifting-teacher-pension-payments-to-local-taxpayers/
— Franks Endorses Casten to Run Against Roskam
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/02/14/franks-endorses-casten-to-fun-against-roskam/
— Anna May Miller Took Home $31,146 in “Misc” Income since 2013
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/02/14/anna-may-miller-took-home-31146-in-misc-income-since-2013/

 

REAL GOP ILLINOIS
— Conservatives 2nd Nybo’s call to investigate Rauner-funded Illinois Policy Institute
https://realgopillinois.com/2018/02/13/investigate-rauner-illinois-policy-institute-pals/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RETAILERS ABOUT RAUNER BUDGET SPEECH: RAZOR THIN MARGINS BLAMED ON REGS, MANDATES AND TAXES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/02/retailers-about-rauner-budget-speech-razor-thin-margins-blamed-on-regs-mandates-and-taxes.html
— DEMOCRAT GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION: RAUNER DROVE ILLINOIS’ FINANCES INTO THE GROUND; MAKES MIDDLE CLASS PAY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/02/democrat-governors-association-rauner-drove-illinois-finances-into-the-ground-makes-middle-class-pay.html
— IL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION DISSES RAUNER’S WORKERS’ COMP REFORM PROPOSAL
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/02/il-trial-lawyers-association-disses-rauners-workers-comp-reform-proposal.html
— IL MUNICIPAL LEAGUE ABOUT RAUNER BUDGET: LOCAL GOVT FUND CUT WOULD NEGATIVELY IMPACT CITIZENS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/02/il-municipal-league-about-rauner-budget-speech-local-govt-fund-cut-would-negatively-impact-citizens.html
— IMA ON RAUNER BUDGET SPEECH: MANUFACTURING GROWTH LAGS DUE TO FAILED TAX AND REG POLICIES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/02/ima-on-rauner-budget-speech-manufacturing-growth-lags-due-to-failed-tax-and-reg-policies.html
— CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ON RAUNER BUDGET SPEECH: STAND READY TO WORK ON NEEDED BUSINESS REFORMS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/02/chamber-of-commerce-on-rauner-budget-speech-stand-ready-to-work-on-needed-business-reforms.html
— GOVERNOR RAUNER SEEKS BILLION DOLLAR INCOME TAX CUT IN WEDNESDAY’S BUDGET SPEECH
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/02/governor-rauner-seeks-billion-dollar-income-tax-cut-in-wednesdays-budget-speech.html
— THORNER: SENATOR ALTHOFF CALLS ON IL GOP FAITHFUL TO “HOLD THE PARTY TOGETHER” AT LINCOLN DAY DINNER
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/02/thorner-senator-calls-on-il-gop-faithful-to-hold-the-party-together-at-lincoln-day-dinner.html

 

CBN NEWS
— Tea Party Anger Mounts as Congress ‘Puts the Cart Before the Horse’ on Immigration – Paul Strand
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2018/february/tea-party-anger-mounts-as-congress-puts-the-cart-before-the-horse-on-immigration

 

GOPUSA
— Gregg Popovich, Spurs coach, says U.S. ‘racist country’ (DIERSEN: Those who hint/imply/argue/shout that American is a racist county have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a minority in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a minority could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a minority in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted minorities in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a minority in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a minority in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a minority could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=39338

 

BLAZE
— Men across the country are fighting the quiet, unbearable war of the falsely accused – Natasha Pascetta (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are charged with anything bad, the more of the following that you are, the more that you are presumed to be guilty: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/02/14/commentary-men-across-the-country-are-fighting-the-quiet-unbearable-war-of-the-falsely-accused/

 

POLITICO
— Third White House official resigns after being told he wouldn’t qualify for full clearance National Economic Council official George David Banks departed amid increasing scrutiny of the Trump administration’s decision to let multiple staffers work on interim clearances. – ANDREW RESTUCCIA
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/14/third-white-house-official-resigns-after-being-told-he-wouldnt-qualify-for-full-clearance-409246

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— It’s Not As Easy As You Think To Spot A Gerrymandered Map Our electoral districts have really weird shapes. Figuring out if they’re gerrymandered takes some deeper digging. – Sam Levine (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the 2015 gerrymandering of my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton.)
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gerrymandering-strange-maps_us_5a848498e4b0ab6daf454f1e

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Threatens to Veto Immigration Bills that Don’t Meet His Demands – Michael D. Shear and Sheryl Gay Stolberg
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/14/us/politics/trump-immigration-veto-threat.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Trump administration is abandoning McDonald’s workers — and everyone else.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2018/02/09/the-trump-administration-is-abandoning-mcdonalds-workers-and-everyone-else/

 

DAILY MAIL
— Wheaton College ‘punished’ football players who ‘kidnapped, beat and sexually assaulted’ freshman in brutal hazing ritual by asking them to write an eight-page essay and complete community service – JENNIFER SMITH
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5392317/Light-punishment-Christian-college-gave-boys-hazing.html

February 14 Morning Edition

CBS2
— State Budget, Politics To Collide In Springfield Wednesday – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/02/13/state-budget-politics-to-collide-in-springfield-wednesday/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lawmakers flock to new Obama plaque at Illinois Capitol – Bill Lukitsch (DIERSEN: As retirees in Illinois are ever-increasingly demonized, denigrated, and condemned as being undeservedly filthy rich and even worse things, will politicians start taxing retirement income?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-barack-obama-illinois-house-20180214-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: State lawmakers are lining up like tourists in the Illinois House to take selfies in front of a new plaque that commemorates former President Barack Obama’s 2016 speech to lawmakers in the Illinois House. The marker hangs behind the speaker’s podium, where Obama delivered his remarks. In his speech, the then-president called on lawmakers to set partisan differences aside and work toward ending the longest budget impasse in Illinois history. That stalemate ended last summer, when lawmakers voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto and raise income taxes. The Republican governor will give his budget address at noon Wednesday near the new commemorative hardware.)
— OUTSTANDING: Commission advises against pedal pubs, or bars on wheels, in downtown Naperville – Erin Hegarty (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote booze, gambling, pot, and other vices.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-pedal-pub-downtown-advisory-st-0214-20180212-story.html
— Mike Madigan flunks the #MeToo test – Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, all men flunk the #MeToo test if they fail/refuse to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn all older White men as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-harassment-madigan-hampton-quinn-20180213-story.html
— GOP candidate’s parents contributed maximum — to his potential Democratic opponent – Alex Horton (DIERSEN: What motivates you to help elect a candidate? For me, it is their convincing me that if elected, a) they can and will defend and advance all the planks in the Republican Party platform and in the Illinois Republican Party platform, including their traditional family, right to life, immigration, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks and b) they would vote against/veto anything that promotes LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminution of First and Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, etc.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/midwest/ct-gop-senate-candidate-donations-20180213-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Was the Speaker listening? Woman questions why Madigan took months to fire aide – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/woman-madigan-would-have-never-fired-alleged-harasser-without-her-going-public/
— ENDORSEMENT: Kelly Mazeski for Congress in 6th District Democratic Primary
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/endorsement-6th-congressional-district-democratic-primary-kelly-mazeski-2018-illinois/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: Aurora approves city’s first gay pride parade – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote LGBTQ activity promote hatred of those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity. Soon, if not already, if you fail/refuse to get rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ activity, you will be stopped from getting an education, from getting a job, from etc.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180213/aurora-approves-citys-first-gay-pride-parade
— West Chicago High School teachers ready to strike Friday if no agreement – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180213/w-chicago-high-teachers-ready-to-strike-friday-if-no-agreement
— Jhingan dropped from 8th District GOP primary – Eric Peterson
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180213/jhingan-dropped-from-8th-district-gop-primary
— Find out how to address opioid issues in the workplace – Kim Mikus (DIERSEN: I have never used an illegal drug and I never will.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180208/find-out-how-to-address-opioid-issues-in-the-workplace
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Opioid issues in the workplace can include: drug-free workplace policy, understanding the law for prescription drug use at work, signs of impairment and abuse, safe handling, operating machinery and driving while using opioids and the impact on workers’ compensation.)
— Shaun White apologizes for calling sexual misconduct lawsuit ‘gossip’ – JAKE SEINERAP (DIERSEN: Since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have painted me as being a spammer, as being someone who spreads false rumors, and even worse things. Should I sue them?)
http://www.dailyherald.com/sports/20180214/shaun-white-apologizes-for-calling-sexual-misconduct-lawsuit-gossip

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Madigan’s #MeToo moment: Is he history? – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180213/BLOGS02/180219960/-metoo-moment-for-illinois-house-speaker-michael-madigan
— Why shouldn’t Illinois Medicaid recipients work? – ROBERT KAESTNER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180213/OPINION/180219973/why-shouldnt-illinois-medicaid-recipients-work

 

ABC7
— Suburban police, professionals struggle with growing funeral violence – Chuck Goudie and Christine Tressel
http://abc7chicago.com/suburban-police-professionals-struggle-with-growing-funeral-violence/3073920/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Mayor, aldermen play blame game over budget – Crystal Thomas (DIERSEN: Who blames you and for what? I should write a book about those who have blamed me, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180213/mayor-aldermen-play-blame-game-over-budget

 

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Senate President offers advice to Rauner ahead of Wednesday’s budget address – Rachel Droze (DIERSEN: One could argue that Rauner is taking advice from those who want him to use the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) to get rid of those like me who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and other planks in the IRP platform, that is, he is taking advice from those who want to destroy the IRP. What do IRP State Central Committee candidates have to say about that?)
http://newschannel20.com/news/local/senate-president-offers-advice-to-rauner-ahead-of-wednesdays-budget-address

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Rauner Budget Counts On Tax Hike – BRIAN MACKEY
http://nprillinois.org/post/rauner-budget-counts-tax-hike#stream/0

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Lawmakers outraged after Quincy Vets Home residents test positive for Legionnaires’ – Rachel Droze
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/lawmakers-outraged-after-quincy-vets-home-residents-test-positive-for-legionnaires

 

PLAINFIELD PATCH
— Murder Capitals: 2 Illinois Cities (Chicago and East St. Louis) On List An Illinois city was ranked the No. 1 “Murder Capital” in the nation. – Shannon Antinori
https://patch.com/illinois/plainfield/murder-capitals-2-illinois-cities-list

 

IVES FOR GOVERNOR
— Demand Rauner Show Up for a Second Debate (DIERSEN: If I was still the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, the organization would be hosting candidate debates for a) Rauner v. Ives, b) Sanguinetti v. Morthland, c) Harold v. Grasso, d) Stella v. Vlakancic, e) Minor v. Grant v. Byrne, f) Kinzler v. Orozco, g) Zito v. Khouri, h) Mendrick v. Bibbiano, i) Tornatore v. DeMichele v. Gavanes, j) Hart v. Abbott v. Tully, k) McGowen v. Almiron v. Eckhoff v. Zaruba v. Tatro v. Chinchilla, l) Wiley v. Zay v. McQuade, m) Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee candidates, n) etc.)
https://ivesforillinois.com/demand-rauner-show-up-for-a-second-debate/

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— IL Republican Party Vs. IL Rauner Party
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/il-republican-party-vs-il-rauner-party
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Two more residents of the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy are sick with Legionnaires. Rauner is on top of this, right? All under control? Is Rauner going to make a call to President Trump for federal assistance or is he too busy boasting about not having a relationship with the White House? Is Rauner’s lack of leadership going to leave Illinois out of major federal infrastructure funding? Illinois State Representative for the 52nd District, Dave McSweeney joins Dan and Amy to discuss.)

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Call for Madigan to step down as speaker comes from both sides of aisle – Angela Underwood
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511344364-call-for-madigan-to-step-down-as-speaker-comes-from-both-sides-of-aisle

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Abolishing Office of McHenry Township Road Commissioner Set for November Ballot
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/02/13/abolishing-office-of-mchenry-township-road-commissioner-set-for-november-ballot/
— Five Applicants Vying For Open County Auditor Position (DIERSEN: See Section 3 of the application. I had to give similar financial information to my Democrat superiors each year while I worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO 1980-1997. They used that financial information to demonize, denigrate, condemn me, and then my wife and I, as being undeservedly filthy rich. My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government were moral relativists who believed that their end justified their means. They were disciples of Saul Alinsky. They promoted envy and class warfare. They stressed the money that I spent on new cars, tuition, real estate, collector cars, etc. They stressed the money that my wife and I had saved for our retirement. Those who had children painted themselves as being poor because of how tremendously expensive it is to raise children.)
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/02/12/five-applicants-vying-for-open-county-auditor-position/
— Looking at Miscellaneous Income Paid Algonquin Township Highway Department Employees Since 2012
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/02/13/looking-at-miscellaneous-income-paid-algonquin-township-highway-department-employees-since-2012/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Four leaders gather in governor’s office for first time in 14 months
https://capitolfax.com/2018/02/14/four-leaders-gather-in-governors-office-for-first-time-in-14-months/
— Rauner reboots cost shifts, pension consideration, capital plan
https://capitolfax.com/2018/02/14/rauner-reboots-cost-shifts-pension-consideration-capital-plan/
— Pritzker campaign takes preemptive shot at Rauner budget
https://capitolfax.com/2018/02/14/pritzker-campaign-takes-preemptive-shot-at-rauner-budget/

 

GOPUSA
— Barack Obama’s portrait artist, painted black women beheading white women
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=39350

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— A NEW LOOK INTO POVERTY IN AMERICA – Star Parker (DIERSEN: To fight poverty, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a poor person in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a poor person could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a poor person in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted poor people in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a poor person in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a poor person in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a poor person could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/a-new-look-into-poverty-in-america/

 

BREITBART
— Trump Nominates 11th Wave of Federal Judges – KEN KLUKOWSKI (DIERSEN: In Diersen v. GAO, Peter Fitzgerald appointed both the district court judge, Amy J. St. Eve, and the attorney who represented GAO, Patrick Fitzgerald. All of the aforesaid made it very clear that they favored patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. Eve granted Patrick Fitzgerald’s motion to deny me my 7th Amendment rights, that is, to deny me a jury trial. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes used that to hint/imply/argue/shout that Peter Fitzgerald, Eve, and Patrick Fitzgerald viewed me as being someone who was lazy, stupid, bad, and even worse things.)
http://www.breitbart.com/2018-elections/2018/02/13/trump-nominates-11th-wave-of-federal-judges/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Amy St. Eve for the Seventh Circuit. A graduate of Cornell Law School, she is a former federal prosecutor and private litigator. St. Eve is currently a federal trial judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois as well as an instructor at Northwestern University’s law school.)

 

CHRISTIAN POST
— The Worst Colleges for Free Speech in America (DIERSEN: DePaul gets a “Lifetime Censorship Award.” I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980.)
https://www.christianpost.com/voice/the-10-worst-colleges-for-free-speech.html

 

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-men and/or anti-Trump promote Duckworth big time.
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/14/duckworth-i-cant-technically-take-maternity-leave-407279

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly pot pushers use medical pot to push recreational pot. If you push pot, you push destruction.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/13/nyregion/marijuana-lawsuit-trump-sessions.html
— Fake News and Bots May Be Worrisome, but Their Political Power Is Overblown It’s very hard to change people’s minds, especially when so many are already committed partisans. – Brendan Nyhan (DIERSEN: What do you say to those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, and in Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who a) focus on discouraging me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS together and sending them out and/or b) focus on discouraging everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/13/upshot/fake-news-and-bots-may-be-worrisome-but-their-political-power-is-overblown.html
— The F.B.I., Domestic Abuse and the White House: A Timeline of the Rob Porter Scandal The White House has shifted its story about how and when members of the administration learned about the domestic abuse allegations that forced a top aide to resign. – Michael D. Shear and Emily Cochrane
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/13/us/politics/rob-porter-fbi-white-house-timeline.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: White House Let Rob Porter Keep Job Even After Receiving Final F.B.I. Report – Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/13/us/politics/rob-porter-fbi-background-check.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— As foreign hackers plot next attack, Washington struggles to shore up vulnerable voting systems – EVAN HALPER and CHRIS MEGERIAN
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-elections-security-20180213-story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Lawyer Says He Personally Paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 Campaign-finance experts said Michael Cohen’s payment, even if he footed the bill, likely violated election rules – Rebecca Ballhaus, Joe Palazzolo and Michael Rothfeld (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, if you have ever done anything that subjects you to blackmail, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-lawyer-says-he-personally-paid-stormy-daniels-1518585093
— The New Tax Law: State and Local Tax Deductions The tax overhaul caps the deduction for state and local taxes at $10,000 per return – Laura Saunders (DIERSEN: Government should encourage marriage and homeownership. The $10,000 SALT cap discourages marriage and home ownership. My wife and I have paid the marriage penalty big time since we got married in 1978. Further under the new Republican tax law, if there was no marriage penalty, instead of $10,000, the SALT cap would be $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-new-tax-law-state-and-local-tax-deductions-1518542356
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The new cap will also affect many married couples who file jointly more than it will affect singles, as the $10,000 limit is per return and not per person. Some Wall Street Journal readers have asked whether two spouses can each file separately for 2018 and claim two $10,000 deductions. The answer is no. Although married couples can file separate returns, in this case each spouse would get a $5,000 deduction for state and local taxes. To qualify for two $10,000 deductions, the couple would have to divorce.)
— Americans Want Big Government Responsible leaders should now inform the people how much that’s going to cost. – William A. Galston (DIERSEN: Members of Group A have always wanted big government and members of Group B pay more taxes. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americans-want-big-government-1518564556
— U.S. Households Shoulder Record $13.15 Trillion Debt to End 2017 Strong confidence, rising wages bolster increase in borrowing for the 14th straight quarter – Eric Morath (DIERSEN: How much debt are you shouldering? My wife and I have been debt-free ever since we paid off our mortgage in the 1990s. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always been furious about that.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-household-debt-up-193-billion-to-13-15-trillion-to-end-2017-1518537600

 

USA TODAY
— Users are moving on from Facebook ‘Toxic mess’ helping drive many from social network. Jessica Guynn
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/usa-today-us-edition/20180214/281724090017441 (DIERSEN: Facebook is a Democrat website.)

 

CBS BOSTON
— The Worst Job In America – Jon Keller (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that all the jobs that I had were very bad jobs that they never would have stooped to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2018/02/14/john-kelly-chief-of-staff-jon-keller-wbz/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: What is the worst job in America? Septic tank emptier? Toxic waste cleanup specialist? Journalist? How about White House chief of staff, the ultra-stressed, short-term employee in charge of managing the day-to-day affairs of the most powerful person on Earth?)

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Rauner Faces $9B Shortfall in Presenting Budget Plan Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner unveils his 2019 budget proposal to a General Assembly expecting to hear him explain how he’ll erase a $9 million deficit. – AP
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2018-02-14/rauner-faces-9b-shortfall-in-presenting-budget-plan

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Pay for Performance is Needed – Howard Risher (DIERSEN: Have you worked under pay-for-performance (PFP)? I did during my last 8 years at GAO 1989-1997. Measuring job performance is extremely subjective. To meet their Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets, my Democrat used the subjectivity in their PFP system to get rid of their employees like me who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.govexec.com/excellence/management-matters/2018/02/pay-performance-needed/145934/

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow about their success in driving Trump’s approval rating down. Who takes the lead in driving approval ratings down in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, in Illinois, in TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, in Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, in Milton Township Republican Central Committee, in DuPage County Republican Central Committee, in Illinois Republican Party, in Illinois Center Right Coalition, in American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, in etc. who have taken the lead in driving approval ratings down.)
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/02/trump-is-even-less-popular-now-than-when-he-was-inaugurated.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Notably dramatic drops in net approval ratings occurred in Arizona (plus 20 to minus 3), Illinois (plus 9 to minus 21), Montana (plus 24 to even), New York (plus 8 to minus 18), and Ohio (plus 14 to minus 4).)