May 22 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Milton Township Assessor Chris LeVan held an outstanding fundraiser Tuesday evening, May 22, 2018, at the Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. The 50+ attendees included Berlin, Boltz, Bucholz, Cherry, Eckhoff, Falbo, Grant, Hinds, Jensen, Kain, Keller, Kleeman, A. LeVan, Lofgren, McGowen, Mendrick, Monino, Nathwani, C. Smith, Valle, Wilkins, Wilson, and C. Zaruba. Event sponsors included Demos, Jensen, Marquardt, Muehlfelt, Nybo, and Zay. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Bill allowing DuPage to get rid of election commission waiting for gov’s OK – Gary Gibula
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-dupage-election-commission-bill-st-0523-story.html
— OUTRAGEOUS: GOP lawmakers have gone quiet on E-Verify – Tracy Jan (DIERSEN: RINOs want cheap labor. RINOs pander to and want to curry favor with 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 for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-trump-e-verify-illegal-immigration-check-20180522-story.html
— Madigan denies retaliating against Democratic lawmaker, asks for watchdog investigation – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-michael-madigan-kelly-cassidy-20180522-story.html
— Markham requires city workers to sign nondisclosure agreements – Ted Slowik
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-slowik-markham-nondisclosure-policy-st-0523-story.html
— Specialty court for first-time opioid offenders planned in DuPage as ‘crisis reaches beyond what many people realize’ – Gary Gibula
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-dupage-opioid-task-force-funding-st-0523-story.html
— Curran: DuPage elections initiative to improve government efficiency, save taxpayer dollars sent to Governor
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/burr-ridge/community/chi-ugc-article-curran-dupage-elections-initiative-to-improv-2018-05-22-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— VIDEO: Pat Brady vs. Dan Proft: Two GOP heavyweights battle over future of party in Illinois
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/watch-live-two-gop-heavyweights-battle-over-future-of-party-in-illinois/
— Madigan to Cassidy: ‘No idea why you feel’ I’m retaliating against you – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mike-madigan-denies-retaliation-kelly-cassidy-calls-effort-discredit-her/
— What to do when just 3 Americans have as much wealth as 50 % of the country – Jesse Jackson (DIERSEN: Who paints you as having too much money? I should write a book about those who, since 1966 when I was 17 years old, have painted me as having too much money.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/what-to-do-when-just-3-americans-have-as-much-wealth-as-50-of-the-country/
— What if millions of parents pulled their kids out of school to force better gun laws? – Peter Cunningham
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/what-if-millions-of-parents-pulled-their-kids-out-of-school-to-force-better-gun-laws/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot. If you promote pot, you promote destruction.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/pot-topics-pritzkers-plan-to-legalize-pot-could-benefit-relatives/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage develops plan to spend $100,000 to respond to opioid crisis – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180522/dupage-develops-plan-to-spend-100000-to-respond-to-opioid-crisis
— McDonald’s workers file sex harassment claims in nine cities – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180522/mcdonalds-workers-file-sex-harassment-claims-in-nine-cities

 

NBC5
— Madigan Pens Letter Responding to Lawmaker’s Claims of Retaliation “I have no idea why you feel that I am somehow retaliating against you as a result of your criticisms,” the hand-delivered note read in part – Mary Ann Ahern (DIERSEN: Have you ever been retaliated against? If in 1988, when I was 40 years old, if I had not became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation and if I had not complained about such discrimination before that, my Democrat GAO superiors would a) not have forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, b) not have given me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, c) not have always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, d) not have failed/refused to promote me beyond GS-13, e) not have gotten rid of my mentor in 1987, f) not have kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and g) not have forced me to take an $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/madigan-letter-to-kelly-cassidy-483345641.html

 

CBS2
— Speaker Madigan Calls For Probe Into Allegations Made By Lawmaker Kelly Cassidy
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/05/22/madigan-inspector-general-sex-harassment/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— New version of Trump tax-cap workaround goes to lawmakers – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: Roskam should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180522/BLOGS02/180529972/new-version-of-trump-tax-cap-workaround-goes-to-lawmakers

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Pritzker giving, raising funds for ‘blue wave’ – BERNARD SCHOENBURG
http://www.pantagraph.com/herald-review/news/state-and-regional/pritzker-giving-raising-funds-for-blue-wave/article_57302d63-4730-577b-845c-88d82eaeac82.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The GOP money was also to be used to offer “unprecedented support to local GOP organizations by providing innovative grassroots tools, enhanced digital and data integration, and targeted support for local Republican candidates in an effort to defeat Democrats at every level who empower their party leader, Mike Madigan.” GOP spokesman Aaron DeGroot has said that the application process for grants was open to all 102 county Republican organizations in the state. “All contributions were made with no strings attached,” DeGroot has said. “They have total discretion over the use of the funds.” Fred Floreth of Springfield, a member of the Republican State Central Committee from 13th Congressional District, said as of Monday, $75,000 total has been distributed to GOP central committees in 11 of the 14 counties that have territory in the 13th. That includes $10,000 to the Sangamon County GOP, and $5,000 each to the Christian, Montgomery and Macoupin County Republican organizations. “I think anything that engages the local parties on either side is good for the process,” Floreth said.)

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Not a pretty picture as legislative rancor spills into court – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2018-05-22/jim-dey-not-pretty-picture-legislative-rancor-spills-court.html

 

JOURNAL COURIER
— McCann denied temporary restraining order – Nick Draper
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/McCann-denied-temporary-restraining-order-12933768.php

 

WSIL TV
— Educators debate school funding with lawmakers – Joe Ragusa
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/38253421/educators-debate-school-funding-with-lawmakers

 

CHICAGO READER
— Transit boards overwhelmingly male, whiter than ridership The Metra, RTA and Pace boards look more like the members of a country club than riders on a typical bus or rail car. – John Greenfield
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/are-the-boards-making-decisions-about-transit-as-diverse-as-the/Content

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— County Board Members Use Letter Against Township Abolition by Referendum Bill to Try to Scuttle Bill
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/05/22/county-board-members-use-letter-township-abolition-referendum-bill-try-scuttle-bill/
— $500 Retirement Party Bob Miller Paid Out of Taxpayer Funds
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/05/22/500-retirement-party-bob-miller-taxpayer-funds/
— Should SIU Money Follow Students?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/05/21/money-follow-students/

 

SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS NEWS
— Illinois GOP needs to re-establish itself, Bailey says – Glenn Minnis
https://seillinoisnews.com/stories/511424347-illinois-gop-needs-to-re-establish-itself-bailey-says
— Winchester received 100 percent of the vote in Hamilton County, affidavit states – Karen Kidd
https://seillinoisnews.com/stories/511425089-winchester-received-100-percent-of-the-vote-in-hamilton-county-affidavit-states

 

BGA
— Vallas, Emanuel Point Fingers Over Chicago Teacher Pension Freefall In just a few decades, the bottom line at the retirement fund for Chicago teachers sunk from healthy to sickly. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a possible re-election rival, former schools CEO Paul Vallas, are now trading shots over which of them is to blame. – Kiannah Sepeda-Miller
https://www.bettergov.org/news/vallas-emanuel-point-fingers-over-chicago-teacher-pension-freefall

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Appellate Court orders Illinois Auditor General Mautino back to Elections Board for hearing on alleged illegal campaign payments – JOHN KRAFT
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2018/05/breaking-news-appellate-court-orders-illinois-auditor-general-mautino-back-to-elections-board-for-hearing-on-alleged-illegal-campaign-payments/
— DuPage Airport Authority Commissioner resigned from West Chicago Commission – JOHN KRAFT
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2018/05/dupage-airport-authority-commissioner-resigned-from-west-chicago-commission/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— VIDEO: Pat Brady vs. Dan Proft
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/22/pat-brady-vs-dan-proft-lets-get-ready-to-rumble/
— Madigan denies Cassidy allegations
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/22/madigan-denies-cassidy-allegations/
— WIU looking at drastic enrollment declines as deficit spending increases
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/22/wiu-looking-at-drastic-enrollment-declines-deficit-spending-increases/

 

GOPUSA
— Student activists want Texas governor to hold adults accountable for securing their guns (DIERSEN: What about holding adults accountable for securing their pot?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=46366
— Evergreen College students back at it with ‘No White People’ day (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites who want curry favor with anti-Whites? What do you say to Whites who pander to anti-Whites?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=46279
— Bill de Blasio tells NYPD to stop marijuana arrests (DIERSEN: How much money do pot pushers give de Blasio?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=46434

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Peter Roskam’s Democratic challenger thinks lowering taxes on the wealthy is a good thing – Siraj Hashmi
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/peter-roskams-democratic-challenger-thinks-lowering-taxes-on-the-wealthy-is-a-good-thing

 

WASHINGTON POST
— TRAGIC: Trump is ‘very weak’ on E-Verify – Tracy Jan
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-is-very-weak-on-this-one-popular-way-to-curb-illegal-immigration/2018/05/22/adf5f85e-399b-11e8-acd5-35eac230e514_story.html

 

FORBES
— 43% Of Millennials Plan To Quit Their Job Within 2 Years – Zack Friedman
https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/2018/05/22/millennials-quit-job/#1b36f87357f1

May 22 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The charges made in Winchester v. Illinois Republican Party (IRP) are extremely serious. Constructively, Winchester has charged the IRP with voter fraud. What does the IRP, that is, Bruce Rauner, want Illinois Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains to know about Winchester v. IRP? From what I see, the answer is absolutely nothing. Needless-to-say, the less informed that Illinois Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains are, the less creditable that they are. By its failure/refusal to communicate, the IRP motivates me to fill the communication void with GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

MADISON RECORD
— State central committeeman Winchester sues state GOP; case removed to federal court
https://madisonrecord.com/stories/511424774-state-central-committeeman-winchester-sues-state-gop-case-removed-to-federal-court
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Bob Winchester, central committeeman of the Illinois Republican Party since 1992, claims in U.S. district court that the party rigged an election against him. His lawyer, Stephen Boulton of Chicago, alleges that the party improperly favored State Sen. Chapin Rose of Champaign for committeeman in an election on April 18. According to Boulton’s complaint, irregularities occurred at county conventions across the 15th Congressional district. He wrote that irregularities changed the vote “from the true result, a majority in favor of Winchester, to a false result, an alleged majority in favor of Rose.” In an interview on May 21, Boulton said that he had “a number” of affidavits from Madison County which demonstrate that Bob Winchester won the election. Last month, the Record reported that precinct committee men and women in Madison County chose Winchester over Rose by a margin of approximately 60 to 40 percent, and then as a sign of unity voted by acclamation to place 100 percent of the county’s vote in favor of Winchester. Winchester filed the suit in Hardin County, against state central committee members and State Board of Elections members who certified Rose’s election. The party removed the action to federal court on May 18. Boulton’s complaint described a county convention where, “only Rose was presented as a candidate for whom votes could be cast.” “Rose alone was nominated, and by the chairman of the convention,” the complaint states. He wrote that the chairman reported a unanimous vote for Rose to party staff. Boulton said it happened in Fayette County, where Randy Pollard serves as county GOP chairman. “It was over in 45 seconds,” Boulton said. “No understood what happened.” In the complaint, he wrote that several county chairmen reported incorrect results to staff, favoring Rose and that county chairmen and staff acted as agents of the state party. He wrote that the party, through staff, participated in the election by recruiting candidates and directing candidates to withdraw. He wrote that staff opposed Winchester due to “a strong likelihood of losing their positions if the present chairman is not re-elected.” The central committee re-elected its chairman, Tim Schneider, on May 19. Boulton said the committee seated Rose over an objection. “We expected that,” he said. “If Winchester was sitting there rather than Rose, the outcome might have been different.” The court clerk assigned the action to District Judge Staci Yandle.)

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Sen. Rose ‘railroaded’ over incumbent by GOP in State Central Committeeman race, affidavit says – Karen Kidd
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511425048-sen-rose-railroaded-over-incumbent-by-gop-in-state-central-committeeman-race-affidavit-says
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Fayette County Precinct committeeman said he was “confused” by a “nomination process” in April that somehow led to a win for state Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) over Robert Winchester, the longtime incumbent in the race for Republican State Central Committeeman in the 15th Congressional District, according to an affidavit obtained by Prairie State Wire. “After this sequence of rapid nomination and voice vote on closing nominations, which in my best estimate took much less than a minute, I turned to a colleague and asked, ‘What just happened?’,” Fayette County Precinct Committeeman Glen Mills said in the affidavit filed with the Illinois Board of Elections. Mills, a Brownstown resident, said in his affidavit that he “later learned” Randy Pollard, Rauner’s downstate director who acted as chair during the convention when the election took place, “reported the vote for Fayette County as unanimous in favor of Chapin Rose.” Mills claims in his affidavit that draft minutes from the convention back up his own memories about how Rose came to win the seat on the Republican State Central Committee that had been held by Winchester since 1992. “The only word I can use to describe the election proceeding on a subjective level is that the election of Mr. Rose was intentionally ‘railroaded’ through the convention at high speed while this precinct committeeman (Mills) was confused by the process,” Mills said in his affidavit. “I do not believe I was given a fair chance to vote for Mr. Winchester in the election for State Central Committeeman for the 15th District conducted on April 18, 2018, or even the opportunity to vote ‘present’ or otherwise not have my precinct’s weighted vote be counted for Mr. Rose.” In April, sources informed Prairie State Wire that Winchester had retained counsel to launch a challenge to voting procedures in his Republican State Central Committee re-election bid. Rose, an assistant Republican caucus leader, has represented the 51st district since 2013, having previously been a member of the state House for about a decade. The Illinois state Senate’s 51st District encompasses all of Dewitt, Piatt, Moultrie, Douglas and Shelby counties and parts of McLean, Champaign, Vermilion, Edgar and Macon counties. Sources told Prairie State Wire in April that the state GOP had run Rose against the incumbent Winchester to punish Winchester for backing Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) in her strong but unsuccessful March primary bid against Gov. Bruce Rauner. Earlier this month, Winchester’s attorney, Steve Boulton of Peraica & Associates in Chicago, said in a letter to state GOP General Counsel John Fogarty that the race results had been determined by a “group of unelected and merely appointed staff members” with “personal and financial interests” in the re-election of current state GOP Chairman Tim Schneider. “The procedure may have well have been employed before, but it is not properly authorized and stands in contravention of the plain language of the Election Code,” Boulton wrote in his letter. “Repetition of an unlawful practice does not make it legal. If such were true bank robbery would be legal today.” In his complaint filed in federal court, Winchester alleged the Illinois Republican party rigged the April 18 election against him. In an interview published this week in the Madison-St. Clair Record, Boulton claimed to have “a number” of affidavits that prove Winchester actually won the election. A source told the Prairie State Wire that Winchester was not even mentioned as an option by Pollard and that he’d called for a voice vote during the April 18 election. “Pollard asked for a voice vote by acclamation for Chapin (Rose) and just moved on,” a source said. “He didn’t even mention Winchester was a candidate, much less the incumbent.” Mills, in his affidavit, described what happened as slightly different from what the source described. Pollard, “very politically powerful in Fayette County,” supported Rose before the convention, “which was confirmed when Mr. Pollard had papers distributed to the Convention supporting Mr. Chapin (Rose), including to me, an action which I considered improper,” Mills said in his affidavit. “At the commencement of the election Mr. Pollard announced that there were two candidates for State Central Committeeman, Chapin Rose and Robert Winchester,” the affidavit said. “After announcing the candidates, Mr. Pollard immediately called for ‘nominations’ which caused me great confusion since he had just announced the two candidates. I did not know what the nominations were for, or what purpose they served, given that the candidates had just been announced.” Pollard then nominated Rose, who “received an immediate second,” the affidavit said. “I remained confused by this procedure, since the candidates were already announced by Mr. Pollard and I was trying to grasp why a nomination process was being conducted at all. In very short order, a voice vote to close nominations occurred, and Mr. Pollard declared the election over. I do not recall any actual vote for Mr. Chapin (Rose) at all.” Mills said in his affidavit that he reviewed draft minutes from the convention, a copy of which was attached to his affidavit, and found they “comport with my recollection that no election vote was actually taken.” “Further, the minutes reflect that Mr. Pollard nominated Mr. Rose only after asking for nominations three times,” the affidavit said. “This comports with my recollection that the actual sequence of from [sic] nomination of Mr. Rose to closing of nominations was very quick.” Pollard, Mills and Rose did not immediately respond to Prairie State Wire requests for comment.)
— Demmer questions immigration legislation – Angela Underwood
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511423662-demmer-questions-immigration-legislation

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Drama continues in state GOP ranks – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chicago-fop-protest-20180521-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois Republican Party held its organizational meeting Saturday and re-elected Gov. Rauner’s handpicked chairman as part of a compromise with insurgent conservatives. But despite that attempt to show unity, the battle is continuing and may end up in a federal courtroom. Bob Winchester, a former state representative from Rosiclare, had been the longest-serving member of the Republican State Central Committee, serving since 1992. Winchester is an opponent of Rauner and party Chairman Tim Schneider, and he was challenged for re-election by state Sen. Chapin Rose of Mahomet. The State Board of Elections certified Rose as the winner at a special May 10 meeting and said it didn’t have the authority to investigate what Winchester alleges were misdeeds that made Rose the victor to represent the 15th Congressional District GOP. Winchester’s attorney, Stephen Boulton, said he filed suit a week ago in Downstate Hardin County to try to stop Rose from being seated, but his office said the case was not electronically recorded as being filed until late last week, too late to prevent Rose from being seated. The lawsuit contends both the state GOP and the State Board of Elections violated Winchester’s federally constitutionally protected due process rights and that county vote totals were changed to a “false result” in favor of Rose. The Illinois GOP has filed notice to move the case to the U.S. District Court in Benton. “The Illinois Republican Party is confident that the State Central Committee elections were conducted in accordance with state law, our party bylaws, and in an open and transparent manner,” Illinois Republican Party Executive Director Andrew Collins said in a statement. “We are also confident that the results reported to the party by the county Republican central committees were accurate, that the State Board (of Elections) certification of those results was proper and that the results are now final,” Collins said.)
— Watchdog report: Rauner administration mismanaged patronage positions – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-inspector-general-20180521-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ‘Retaliation’? — state rep says questioning Madigan on harassment cost her job – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/retaliation-state-rep-says-questioning-madigan-on-harassment-cost-her-job/
— CPD Supt. Johnson on minority hiring push: happy with effort, not results – Mitch Dudek (DIERSEN: 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 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.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cpd-supt-johnson-on-minority-hiring-push-happy-with-effort-not-with-outcome/
— It’s ‘gut-check time’ for lawmakers on legislation to curb sexual harassment – Madeleine Doubek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/its-gut-check-time-for-lawmakers-on-legislation-to-curb-sexual-harassment/
— Housing aid shouldn’t buy pricey digs in trendy neighborhoods – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/rahm-emanuel-infrastructure-trust-wrigleyville-housing-grants-misused/
— A president ordering up political investigations attacks rule of law – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/president-donald-trump-ordering-political-investigations-erodes-rule-law/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Whites demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/facts-may-not-change-minds-of-anti-immigrant-bigots-but-here-they-are/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who want to stop immigrants from being successful discourage them from speaking English. 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time discourage immigrants from speaking English.
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180521/editorial-village-takes-step-forward-with-repeal-of-official-language-ordinance

 

ABC7
— Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger writes letter to Illinois lawmakers in support of Equal Rights Amendment – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/mick-jagger-asks-illinois-lawmakers-to-pass-equal-rights-amendment/3502300/
— Homeless man accused of sexual assault in Wheaton
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180521/homeless-man-accused-of-sexual-assault-in-wheaton

 

NBC5
— State Rep. Kelly Cassidy Says She’s Facing Retaliation for Speaking Out Against Madigan – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/kelly-cassidy-mike-madigan-483237651.html
— Rauner Gets Hearing on Reinstating Death Penalty in Illinois – AP
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/rauner-gets-hearing-on-reinstating-death-penalty-in-illinois-483208991.html–
— Illinois Democrats Grill Rauner Aide on Death Penalty Plan — The prospect of returning capital punishment is a long shot in Illinois, where executions were halted in 2000 when then-Gov. George Ryan warned of “the demon of error.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-rauner-aide-death-penalty-483269241.html

 

CBS2
— Southern Illinois University President Says He Won’t Resign – AP
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/05/21/southern-illinois-university-president-wont-resign/

 

WGN TV
— Illinois residents fleeing state for financial reasons – BEN BRADLEY (DIERSEN: Democrats want you to flee Illinois if you do not promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things.)
http://wgntv.com/2018/05/21/illinois-residents-fleeing-state-for-financial-reasons/

 

WTTW
— Roundtable: Spring Legislative Session and Chicago Politics – Alexandra Silets
https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/05/21/roundtable-spring-legislative-session-and-chicago-politics

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Want to stop carjacking? Invest in poor neighborhoods – BRANDON JOHNSON (DIERSEN: How many cars have you had stolen from you in Chicago? In 1971, I had my 1969 Dodge Charger SE stolen from me while I worked for IRS in its Chicago Loop office. In 1973, I had my 1962 Chevy BelAir stolen from me while I worked for IRS in its Chicago office at 63rd and Halsted.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180522/OPINION/180529987

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— No painless fix for Illinois pension crisis – ERIC OLSON
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/05/18/olson-no-painless-fix-for-illinois-pension-crisis/ayu3a69/

 

SHELBYVILLE DAILY UNION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you promote gambling, you promote destruction.
http://www.shelbyvilledailyunion.com/opinion/our-view-in-illinois-bet-on-expanded-gambling/article_46860b4a-4707-507c-92ea-9b5d19de188f.html

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— School Supts Sue State For $7.2 Billion – DUSTY RHODES
http://nprillinois.org/post/school-supts-sue-state-72-billion#stream/0

 

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Student activists unite 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.
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2018/05/22/lateststories/student-activists-unite-during-community-teach-in-stress-importance-of-coalitions/

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Berkowitz w Vince Kolber on whether Chicago & IL are at a tax and bankruptcy crisis
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2018/05/watch-berkowitz-w-vince-kolber-on-whether-chicago-il-are-at-a-tax-and-bankruptcy-crisis-cable-web/

 

CITY CLUB OF CHICAGO
— TODAY: 11:30 a.m. reception/12:00 p.m. luncheon The Future of the Republican Party in Illinois moderated by Tom Cross A Conversation with Pat Brady and Dan Proft (FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT: All City Club of Chicago events are livestreamed at www.cityclub-chicago.org/live.
https://www.cityclub-chicago.org/event/2/1298/the-future-of-the-republican-party-in-illinois

 

WIRE POINTS
— Who does Illinois’ Civic Federation really champion? – Ted Dabrowski
http://www.wirepoints.com/who-does-illinois-civic-federation-really-champion-wirepoints-original/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives: Ratifying Equal Rights Amendment a bad idea – Angela Underwood
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511424295-ives-ratifying-equal-rights-amendment-a-bad-idea

 

METRO EAST SUN
— Republican senators (McCarter, Righter, & Rose) discuss budget cuts – Angela Underwood
https://metroeastsun.com/stories/511424337-republican-senators-discuss-budget-cuts

 

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP lambastes Madigan over Cassidy allegations
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/22/ilgop-lambastes-madigan-over-cassidy-allegations/

 

COLLEGE FIX
— Affirmative action policies punish minorities, too. I’m one of them. – NEETU CHANDAK (DIERSEN: What if Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion was only for those who neither of their parents had college degrees?)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/45131/

 

MERCURY NEWS
— Republican congressman introduces ‘Libby Schaaf Act’ to criminalize immigration raid warnings – CASEY TOLAN
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/05/21/republican-congress-immigration-libby-schaaf/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Rauner aide says death penalty plan fixes errors – AP
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/the-latest-rauner-aide-says-death-penalty-plan-fixes-errors/2018/05/21/dd56ddfe-5d43-11e8-b656-236c6214ef01_story.html
— Inside the numbers on firing – Eric Yoder (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents a) stress that being forced to take retirement is the same as being fired and b) hint/imply/argue/shout that because few federal employees are fired, I must have been one of the worse of the worse federal employees.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2018/05/22/qa-for-federal-workers-inside-the-numbers-on-firing/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Campus Censorship Hits Pro-Lifers Hard When antifa issued threats to my student group, Cal State Fullerton did nothing. – Kristan Hawkins
https://www.wsj.com/articles/campus-censorship-hits-pro-lifers-hard-1526942093
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What bad jobs did you have that immigrants would have gotten if more immigrants had been in America back then? 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.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/an-immigration-debate-distinct-from-economic-realities-1526908154

 

FORBES
— Closing The Gap For The Retirement Haves And Have-Nots – Peter Fisher
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesfinancecouncil/2018/05/22/closing-the-gap-for-the-retirement-haves-and-have-nots/#42cf1bd01872

 

KSDK
— Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer says daily briefing is ‘not worth it’ – William Cummings (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes say that GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are “not worth it.” They want you to know only what they tell you, no more and no less.)
https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/nation-now/former-white-house-press-secretary-sean-spicer-says-daily-briefing-is-not-worth-it/465-921624be-6607-462e-838c-ac062109a6ea

May 21 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Today, the Illinois Republican Party filed a “Notice of Filing of Removal” with the Circuit Court in Hardin County to move the Winchester lawsuit to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. The “Notice of Filing of Removal” and the “Notice of Removal” are at https://gopillinois.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/WinchesterIRPFilingOfRemoval.pdf and https://gopillinois.com/documents/ – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— No deal: Battle over allegedly rigged Illinois GOP vote moves forward in court
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511424464-no-deal-battle-over-allegedly-rigged-illinois-gop-vote-moves-forward-in-court
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sources present said Illinois GOP general counsel John Fogarty was asked about the lawsuit and evidence during an executive session on Saturday. He responded that he “wasn’t worried” about it. Flipping Winchester’s seat on the state central committee was critical if Rauner were to secure the re-election of Illinois GOP Chairman Tim Schneider of Elk Grove Village, a close ally, hand-picked by the governor in 2014. With Rose’s vote, Schneider was re-elected Saturday. If the election stands, he and Lake County GOP Chairman Mark Shaw will serve as co-chairmen for the next four years. Deals, and Democrats Sources tell Prairie State Wire that Shaw tried furiously last week to strike a deal with Winchester to get him to drop his lawsuit, offering to give his deputy a high-ranking party position and to “find a job” for a family member in state government. But Winchester refused. Overtures were also made to Winchester’s lawyers, who were asked if a deal could be made to get them to withdraw from the case. . .Conservative skepticism Winchester has been critical of Rauner and Schneider; he supported State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) in her challenge to Rauner in March. Ives defended Winchester and criticized the party’s treatment of him. “If the story is true that Rauner allies promised jobs in exchange for Bob Winchester withdrawing his lawsuit against the party, then everyone in our party leadership who knew about it should resign immediately,” said Ives. “They have been lying to the grassroots long enough. If party leadership thinks we will now turn a blind eye to corruption, then it just goes to show you how out of touch they are. “We won’t win if we can’t be honest, and we don’t deserve to win if we can’t be honest. Republicans need to lead by example, not play the same political games that the Democrats do,” she said. Shaw had originally sought to challenge Schneider for the chairmanship and had earned the support of Ives and State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills). That was until late last week, when Shaw announced he had struck a deal to share the party chairmanship with Schneider and drop his challenge.)

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Ives demands resignations after GOP “unity” vote
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/21/ives-demands-resignations-after-gop-unity-vote/
— McCann lashes out after Temporary Restraining Order denied
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/21/mccann-lashes-out-after-tro-denied/
— “If someone wants to get into a school to create havoc, they can do it”
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/21/if-someone-wants-to-get-into-a-school-to-create-havoc-they-can-do-it/
— Pritzker kicks off fundraising for grassroots project (DIERSEN: Will Rauner have fundraisers for Shaw’s efforts to reach out to conservatives?)
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/21/pritzker-kicks-off-fundraising-for-grassroots-project/
— Rep. Cassidy claims retaliation for speaking out on #MeToo
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/21/rep-cassidy-claims-retaliation-for-speaking-out-on-metoo/
— OEIG report smells whiff of patronage hiring
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/21/oeig-report-smells-whiff-of-patronage-hiring/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— McDonald’s workers block headquarters and chant, ‘We can see your greedy side’ – Danielle Paquette
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-mcdonalds-workers-minimum-wage-20180521-story.html
— New grads, get off on the right foot financially – Steve Rosen (DIERSEN: I graduated from NIU debt-free in 1970 when I was 21 years old. 14 months after graduating, I took out a car loan and bought a new Corvette. 17 months after graduating, I started paying tuition for graduate business courses at Loyola. 25 months after graduating, I took out a mortgage and bought a new town home in University Park.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/tca-new-grads-get-off-on-the-right-foot-financially-20180517-story.html
— Recruit and retain the best people – Peter Economy (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn government employees as being lazy, stupid, and even worse things? I was a federal employee for almost 30 years and I have been federal retiree for more than 20 years.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/tca-recruit-and-retain-the-best-people-20180517-story.html
— HARDCOPY Article Title: Gun lovers hope we will grow tired of fighting, but we are determined – Dahleen Glanton (DIERSEN: Members of Group A do not want members of Group B to own guns. Members of Group A including Glanton want to get rid of members of Group B. 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 for a long time and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Members of Group A will not succeed.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/glanton/ct-met-dahleen-glanton-school-shooting-20180518-story.html
— Importance of mentorship – Peter Daisyme (DIERSEN: In 1975, my Democrat IRS superiors got rid the IRS manager who had promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. In 1987, my Democrat GAO superiors got rid of the GAO manager who had hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20180521/281921658705259
— Knowing when it’s time to retire – Janet Bodnar (DIERSEN: What if I had not succumbed to my Democrat GAO superiors’ threats and not taken their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old?)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20180521/281943133541739

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois lawmakers weigh compromise on guns, death penalty – AP
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/gov-rauner-gets-hearing-on-reinstating-death-penalty/article_6c2bebc8-59f0-58d0-91e7-f4dd133001f3.html

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Report Cites Rauner’s Office for Improper Hiring – AP (DIERSEN: Were you a policy maker? In the federal government, you are not a policy maker until you make Senior Executive Service, currently $164,200/year.)
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/report-cites-rauners-office-improper-hiring#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Office of the Executive Inspector General’s report released Monday targeted seven people hired in the Department of Central Management Services as “regional client managers.” The job description indicates it’s a policymaking post which a governor can fill based on political loyalty. The review found that employees set up tables, inspected state buildings and monitored inventory. It’s the type of hiring for which candidate Rauner in 2014 lambasted his predecessor, Gov. Pat Quinn. Rauner’s office responded to the report saying it can’t be responsible for employees not doing work they were hired for but would improve oversight.)

 

OUR QUAD CITIES
— Illinois governor walking a fine line with gun control & death penalty plan – Jim Niedelman
http://www.ourquadcities.com/news/4-the-record/illinois-governor-walking-a-fine-line-with-gun-control-death-penalty-plan/1190659831

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Graduate Workers Bite Back Against Ives’ Disparaging Comments – LEE V. GAINES
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/graduate-workers-bite-back-against-ives-disparaging-comments

 

CITY CLUB OF CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, City Club of Chicago promotes LGBTQ activity.
https://www.cityclub-chicago.org/event/2/2306/taking-pride-in-our-story-chicago-and-its-lgbtq-community

 

DEPAULIA
— DePaul misses the mark in several areas in new six-year plan – Jonathan Ballew
http://depauliaonline.com/35709/news/commentary-depaul-misses-the-mark-in-several-areas-in-new-six-year-plan/

 

COURTHOUUSE NEWS SERVICE
— Judge Tosses Illinois State Senator Sam McCann’s Free-Speech Suit – EMILY ZANTOW
https://www.courthousenews.com/judge-tosses-illinois-lawmakers-free-speech-suit/

 

CHAMBANA SUN
— Caulkins: Republicans must ‘come together and stick together’ during ‘critical election season’ – Glenn Minnis
https://chambanasun.com/stories/511424342-caulkins-republicans-must-come-together-and-stick-together-during-critical-election-season

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— GOP Schedules Second Vote to Put Shannon Teresi on Fall Ballot for Auditor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/05/21/gop-schedules-second-vote-put-shannon-teresi-fall-ballot-auditor/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Illinois Senate OKs plan to allow cannabis-based medicines in school – Benjamin Yount
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/illinois-senate-oks-plan-to-allow-cannabis-based-medicines-in/article_20f2a552-5aa6-11e8-8e51-673f2cdb310b.html

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ROSKAM ASKS ILLINOIS MANUFACTURER TO REPORT ON HOW TAX REFORM HAS HELPED HIS EMPLOYEES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/05/roskam-asks-illinois-manufacturer-to-report-on-how-tax-reform-has-helped-his-employees-.html
— DUCKWORTH CALLS FOR PAID FAMILY LEAVE (DIERSEN: As it became clearer to my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates that my wife and I had given up trying to have children, that we were not going to adopt, and that we were not going to become foster parents, the more that they hinted/implied/argued/shouted that we were selfish filthy rich DINKs (dual income, no kids).)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/05/duckworth-calls-for-paid-family-leave.html

 

GOPUSA
— DOE investigating Yale’s toxic anti-male culture (DIERSEN: Those who are anti-male are often also anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, 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 for a long time.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=46271
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Millennials gaining ground in effort to push U.S. into socialism
http://www.gopusa.com/millennials-gaining-ground-in-effort-to-push-us-into-socialism/

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— ‘God made you gay’: Did Pope Francis just tell the lie of the century?
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/god-made-you-gay-did-pope-francis-just-tell-the-lie-of-the-century

 

THE HILL
— Supreme Court upholds agreements that prevent employee class-action suits – LYDIA WHEELER
http://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/388601-supreme-court-upholds-agreements-that-prevent-employee-class-action

 

POLITICO
— Supreme Court rules employers can ban class action lawsuits in arbitration – ANDREW HANNA and JOSH GERSTEIN
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/21/supreme-court-upholds-employers-right-to-require-arbitration-to-settle-workplace-disputes-600923

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Illinois lawmakers weigh compromise on guns, death penalty – AP
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/illinois-lawmakers-weigh-compromise-on-guns-death-penalty/2018/05/21/ac6366ce-5d14-11e8-b656-236c6214ef01_story.html

 

USA TODAY
— Older workers get flexible hours, work-at-home options to keep them from retirement – Paul Davidson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/05/21/retirement-delayed-firms-keep-older-workers-hire-retirees/613722002/
— Boomerang kids 101: How to handle money when your adult children move back home – Aimee Picchi (DIERSEN: I graduated from NIU in August 1970. I lived with my mother and brother in Crete from August of 1970 through September of 1972. My father had died suddenly in 1969. I got a job working for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights, I applied for a financial hardship draft deferment to help support my mother and brother, and it was approved in 1971.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2018/05/21/boomerang-millennials-moving-back-home-finances-adult-kids/617378002/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Starbucks Says Drug Use, Sleeping Unacceptable as It Clarifies Guest Policy Coffee retailer’s statement to The Journal is second attempt to explain its new policy following complaints that it would turn cafes into homeless shelters and drug havens – Julie Jargon
https://www.wsj.com/articles/starbucks-says-drug-use-sleeping-unacceptable-as-it-clarifies-guest-policy-1526918854
— The NRA Versus the Constitution – Eric Tirschwell (DIERSEN: The Second Amendment is a national right.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-nra-versus-the-constitution-1526841395
— Advice to New Grads: Scale or Bail Want to change the world? Don’t bother volunteering—get a real, ‘boring’ job. – Andy Kessler
https://www.wsj.com/articles/advice-to-new-grads-scale-or-bail-1526841165

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Open Secret of Anti-Mom Bias at Work – Katherine Goldstein (DIERSEN: During the early 1990s, to help GAO a) hire, retain, and promote young women and b) to get rid of its employees who smoked (overwhelmingly old White men), GAO gutted the smoking room in its Chicago office and turned it into a lactation room.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/opinion/workplace-discrimination-mothers.html

May 21 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— On Monday, May 14, 2018, in Hardin County, Robert Winchester filed a lawsuit (18-CH-4) against the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), IRP State Central Committee members, and the Illinois State Board of Election. I first learned of the filing late Saturday evening, March 19, 2018, and I was only able to get a copy of the 18-page complaint this morning. A copy of the complaint is at https://gopillinois.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/18-CH-4.pdf or https://gopillinois.com/documents/ – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Schneider says that while the GOP has its differences “there is much more that brings us together than separates us.” Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Trump has promised to defend and advance the Republican Party platform. QUESTION: In Illinois, what separates Republicans? ANSWER: It is the traditional family, right to life, and immigration planks in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform. Those who reject the aforesaid planks dominate the IRP. They focus on driving out of the IRP those who support the aforesaid planks, that is, they focus on destroying the IRP. QUESTION: In Illinois, what further separates Republicans? ANSWER: It is support for Trump. Those who reject Trump dominate the IRP. They focus on driving out of the IRP those who support Trump, that is, they focus on destroying the IRP.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-death-penalty-opponents-20180520-story.html
— On Tuesday, the City Club will host the “Future of the Republican Party in Illinois” panel, including former state party Chairman Pat Brady, former House Republican leader Tom Cross and conservative radio host Dan Proft. (DIERSEN: Who speaks for you at this event? What do Cross, Proft, and Brady think of you?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-morning-spin-lightfoot-chicago-violence-20180520-story.html
— Lightfoot says mass shootings shouldn’t take focus off Chicago violence – Rick Pearson (DIERSEN: Democrats always blame Republicans for violence.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-morning-spin-lightfoot-chicago-violence-20180520-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who oppose the death penalty promote those who oppose the death penalty.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-death-penalty-opponents-20180520-story.html
— Graduate students are carrying a picket sign for the middle class – Ron Grossman (DIERSEN: While you took graduate courses, what jobs did you have? While I took a graduate business course at UIC in 1971 and graduate business courses at Loyola 1972-1976, I sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances and pumped gasoline for Firestone Stores and collected delinquent taxes for IRS. While I took graduate accounting courses at DePaul 1976-1980, I collected delinquent taxes for IRS and audited federal agencies for GAO. While I took graduate finance courses at IIT 1992-1997, I audited federal agencies for GAO.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-met-grossman-picketing-grad-students-20180513-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Theoretically, graduate assistants are apprentices — graduate students in training to become the next generation of professors. In reality, they’re a pool of cheap labor. They teach the undergraduates and staff the laboratories for a fraction of the salaries professors command. Once, they were content to do so, knowing that when they’d earned a Ph.D., they’d make a respectable living. But those days are gone, as one of the strike’s organizers explained while handing me a union button, a strike poster and a plastic poncho donated by the United Automobile Workers, the graduate assistants’ union affiliate. “For many of us, an assistantship is as far as we’re going to get,” she said. “We want a decent paycheck for our limited time in the academic world.” There simply are no longer enough faculty openings for graduate assistants to move up to. Some will survive as the Ivory Tower’s equivalent of office temps — “non-tenure track” lecturers who never know how long their low-paying gig will last. Together the temps and graduate assistants comprise 80 percent of college instructors. Fifty years ago, they comprised 20 percent — and therein lies the difference between what it meant to be a graduate student in my day and the experience of those I stood beside on Columbia’s campus.)
— Chicagoland renters and buyers are itching for walkable suburbs. Enter ‘surban.’ – Danielle Braff (DIERSEN: In 1984, my wife and I paid lots more for 915 Cove Court in Wheaton because we could walk to many things, including a grade school, middle school, high school, commuter train station, downtown Wheaton, the Illinois Prairie Path, etc.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/ct-re-0520-walkable-suburbs-20180515-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— One way to crack down on shops that sell guns used in crimes – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/crack-down-shops-sell-guns-crimes-every-day-and-a-half-31-bullets/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Yingling wants voters to elect Lake County assessment chief – Jake Griffin
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180521/yingling-wants-voters-to-elect-lake-county-assessment-chief
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR GRAPHIC: Who’s on contractor selection committee? Tollway won’t say – Marni Pyke (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors always wanted credit a) for hiring, retaining, and promoting young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) for getting rid of employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did 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.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180521/whos-on-contractor-selection-committee-tollway-wont-say

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago’s HQ2 bid and the Trump effect – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: Which of those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois have worked the hardest to paint themselves as being a Trump-hater?)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180518/BLOGS02/180519850/president-trump-effect-on-amazon-hq2-process
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot. If you promote pot, you promote destruction.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180518/ISSUE01/180519885

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Battling campus oppression of the freedom of expression – George Will (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but failing that, they want to a) stop me from including links in the emails to articles that PROMOTE the traditional family, right to life, and immigration planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform, b) stop me from including links in the emails to articles that OPPOSE the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. My critics/opponents 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 for a long time.)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180520/george-will-battling-campus-oppression-of-freedom-of-expression
— Illinois can’t afford Rauner’s budget ‘savings’ rhetoric – Ralph Martire
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180519/ralph-martire-illinois-cant-afford-rauners-budget-savings-rhetoric

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Gov. Bruce Rauner nominates Chemung Township for federal investment program
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/05/17/gov-bruce-rauner-nominates-chemung-township-for-federal-investment-program/ayjurjd/

 

NORTH BY NORTHWESTERN
— Big money is ruling Illinois politics – Shreyas Iyer
http://www.northbynorthwestern.com/story/analysis-big-money-is-ruling-illinois-politics/

 

TIMES
— Bill aims to modernize Illinois election rules Barickman sponsors legislation
http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/05/20/bill-aims-to-modernize-illinois-election-rules/a3wvk4l/

 

MADISON
— State DNR data shows Illinois brings bulk of Wisconsin air pollution
http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/roundup/morning-briefing-state-dnr-data-shows-illinois-brings-bulk-of/article_11f02f30-5cee-11e8-9e42-57d569f41431.html

 

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Roskam’s Koch Money under fire – Natasha Korecki
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2018/05/21/roskams-koch-money-under-fire-gidwitzs-trump-gambit-pays-off-era-politics-271249

 

REPUBLICAN NEWS WATCH
— Illinois GOP Chair Must Step Up for President Trump or Step Down – DOUG IBENDAHL
http://republicannewswatch.com/wp/?p=14488
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois Republican Party held its reorganizational meeting on Saturday in downstate Springfield. Every four years after the 18 members of the state central committee are picked around the state, that committee convenes to choose the state party chairman. Apart from some minor deckchair rearranging on Saturday, the status-quo prevailed. Governor Bruce Rauner’s hand-picked state party chairman Tim Schneider was unanimously rewarded with another 4-year term as chair by the state central committee. Schneider must have looked around the room and saw no Chicago press amongst the small choir of Republicans, because near the end of the meeting he actually had a few kind words for President Trump. The local Springfield paper was the only outlet I saw which reported his short remarks on that score. This is noteworthy because I live in Cook County, same as Schneider, and not once have I ever heard Schneider stand-up for our President in Chicago media. Schneider has a unique platform as party chairman. If he had the desire, he could easily get in Chicago radio, television, and newspaper coverage pretty much any time he chose, just by virtue of the big title he holds. And you won’t be surprised to hear that our President gets hammered constantly on Chicago radio and television, and in the two daily newspapers which are both viciously anti-Trump. But safely ensconced in a room with only Republicans, 200 miles away from Chicago, Chairman Schneider managed to voice exactly one sentence in support of our President. We’re all supposed to rejoice. Preaching to the choir at a small GOP meeting is easy. Taking the message to the unconverted is not so easy, but that’s the duty you sign-on for if you say you want a party title.)

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Rauner Announces Treasury Department Approval of Opportunity Zones – One in NW McHenry County – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/05/20/rauner-announces-treasurer-department-approval-opportunity-zones-one-nw-mchenry-county/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— GOP-sponsored disability-related bill passes House, but dies in Senate – Angela Underwood
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511423034-gop-sponsored-disability-related-bill-passes-house-but-dies-in-senate

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— PLANNED PARENTHOOD ORGANIZES MOB TO PROTEST REP. BREEN FUNDRAISER
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/05/planned-parenthood-organizes-mob-to-protest-rep-breen-fundraiser.html
— WASSERMAN SCHULTZ CALLS FIVE MILLION AMERICANS ‘TERRORISTS’
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/05/wasserman-schultz-calls-five-million-americans-terrorists.html
— THORNER: ANDRZEJEWSKI BRINGS OPEN GOVERNMENT MOVEMENT TO CITY CLUB EVENT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/05/thorner-andrzejewski-brings-open-government-movement-to-city-club-event.html

 

GOPUSA
— Public schools find no easy way to educate immigrant teens
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=46136

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps blame Trump for opioid abuse.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2018/05/21/trumps-opioid-strategy-missing-in-action-as-115-people-die-every-day/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— How Women Can Build Their Professional Networks Networking is tougher for women for several reasons, but there are ways to make it work – Herminia Ibarra (DIERSEN: From I can tell, proportionally, of those who are interested in Illinois Republican politics, more women than men read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-women-can-build-their-professional-networks-1526868480

 

CONCORD MONITOR
— Jennifer Horn reaffirms push to drop ‘traditional’ marriage from New Hampshire GOP platform – PAUL STEINHAUSER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats do everything that they can a) to destroy the traditional family plank in the Republican Party platform and b) destroy the Republican Party. What do you say to Democrat plants like Pat Brady who do everything that they can to a) to destroy the traditional family plank in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform and b) destroy the IRP? In Illinois, if are not going to defend and advance the IRP platform, you should not seek of hold any kind of government or political office as a Republican.)
http://www.concordmonitor.com/Jennifer-Horn-will-continue-to-fight-to-drop-traditional-marriage-definition-from-NHGOP-platform-17533406

 

FED SMITH
— Will Proposed Compensation Changes Help or Hurt Federal Hiring? – Jeff Neal (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, 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 they cannot pass a background investigation, 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.fedsmith.com/2018/05/20/will-proposed-compensation-changes-help-hurt-federal-hiring/

May 20 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump says he will call for Justice Department to probe whether FBI surveilled his campaign for ‘political purposes’- Matt Zapotosky, David Nakamura and Robert Costa
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-fbi-spy-20180520-story.html
— Oliver North, incoming NRA chief, blames school shootings on ‘culture of violence’ – Frances Stead Sellers and Michael Scherer
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-texas-school-shooting-nra-20180520-story.html
— Texas shooting suspect’s choice of guns complicates debate over assault rifles – Callum Borchers
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-texas-school-shooting-gun-debate-20180520-story.html
— ‘World’s most expensive Witch Hunt’: Trump lashes out at New York Times, Democrats – David Nakamura
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-witch-hunt-20180520-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Let Illinois towns pass assault weapons bans – Mayor Nancy Rotering, Highland Park (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, if not already, those who ban assault weapons will ban those who 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.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/illinois-bills-assault-weapons-ban-highland-park-mayor-nancy-rotering/
— Illinois condemns motorcyclists to death by leaving helmets off safety tip page – Neil Steinberg
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/illinois-condemns-motorcyclists-to-death-by-leaving-helmets-off-safety-tip-page/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Comprehensive gun bill would make our schools, cities safer – Gov. Bruce Rauner
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180520/gov-bruce-rauner-comprehensive-gun-bill-would-make-our-schools-cities-safer

 

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Kane County Board chairman: People leaving state to avoid high taxes ‘Harder and harder to live within our means’ – CHRIS WALKER (DIERSEN: Have you lived within your means? My wife and I have always done that. Since 1997, my income has been 59% less, that is, it has been only $51,864 instead of $125,325 in today’s dollars because my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer.” We spend far less on immediate pleasures than others who share our demographics.)
http://www.kcchronicle.com/2018/05/18/kane-county-board-chairman-people-leaving-state-to-avoid-high-taxes/a9k42ld/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Property tax levels [are] one of the biggest problems that we’re dealing with in Illinois,” he said. “People are moving away from Illinois. Literally 30,000 people moved out [last year].” Recalling his early years in public service, Lauzen said he’d hear from disgruntled homeowners. Now those homeowners aren’t calling him, but are leaving the state for good. “It usually was the seniors, the older folks, who used to call,” he said. “The older men would call up and they’d holler at you and the older ladies, they’d call and cried about the property tax burden. And they’re living on fixed incomes and it was a huge problem. “These days, I think many of us are finding that they don’t call anymore. It’s almost like they’ve given up and they just move so that’s a terrible thing.” Lauzen explained that change is long overdue and one of the ways to do that is to stop taxing people out of their homes. He believes he’s made a lot of progress during the past seven years. “Before I had the privilege to serve as chairman, we had a 50 percent increase in the property taxes to support the county,” he said. “In the last seven years it’s leveled out at zero increase.” That includes having to insert into the base the new construction while excluding a cost of living increase. “I’m very proud of holding the line,” he said. “But it is naturally getting harder and harder to live within our means without asking people for more.” Lauzen said that the public often complains about the spending, but that he’s doing his part to help reduce debt. “[The public] says that all you guys and ladies do is borrow and spend,” he said. “We’ve paid off approximately 65 percent of the debt in the last six to seven years.” Lauzen closed his presentation by sharing a slide of three beliefs that he referred to as “Truly Dumb Ideas.” He said that he hopes no one who attended the luncheon ever allows any of them to see the light of day. It includes combining all local pensions into one, increasing property taxes by 1 percent of the home value to pay off the state’s pensions unfunded liabilities and running the government like a business. Mark Pietrowski, DeKalb County chairman, and Scott Gryder, Kendall County chairman, also made presentations during the luncheon.)

 

HOT AIR
— House GOP Gearing Up To Oust Ryan As Speaker — With Trump’s Support?
https://hotair.com/archives/2018/05/20/house-gop-gearing-oust-ryan-speaker-trumps-support/

 

ONE NEWS NOW
— No DACA unless border wall built, amnesty slashed – Michael F. Haverluck
https://www.onenewsnow.com/national-security/2018/05/20/no-daca-unless-border-wall-built-amnesty-slashed

 

DAILY CALLER
— Sorry Conservatives: You Don’t Have Free Speech On Facebook Or Twitter – Carl Szabo
http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/15/sorry-conservatives-no-social-media-free-speech/
— Alan Dershowitz: FBI Full Of ‘Republicans Who Hated Trump’ – Justin Caruso (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who hated Republicans the most. Republican haters at GAO forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, 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. Republican haters at IRS superiors 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. Republican haters at the Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968. Many of the aforesaid were also anti-draft avoiders, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, 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.)
http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/20/alan-dershowitz-mueller-hate-trump/

 

THE HILL
— Activist praised by Trump once ran online publication that mocked him: report – LUIS SANCHEZ
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/387883-conservative-activist-praised-by-trump-once-ran-online-publication

 

NBC NEWS
— Two counties tell the tale of a growing education gap The increasing importance of education on income, lifestyle and opportunity are on display in Pennsylvania. – Dante Chinni (DIERSEN: How did education benefit you? If I had not earned a job-related bachelor’s degree in 1970 when I was 21 years old, Firestone Stores would not have hired me in 1970, Oldsmobile would not have offered me a job in 1971, and IRS would not have hired me in 1971. If I had not been taking job-related graduate courses, IRS might not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974. If I had not earned a job-related master’s degree in 1976 and if I had not earned a job-related professional certification in 1979, GAO would not have hired me in 1980. If I had not earned a job-related master’s degree in 1980; not earned job-related professional certifications in 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997; and not earned a job-related professional license in 1981 a) GAO might not have promoted me in 1986 and b) GAO might have gotten rid of me sooner than it did.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/two-counties-tell-tale-growing-education-gap-n875331
— Bernie Sanders: Establishment Dems ‘don’t generate excitement’
https://www.nbcnews.com/card/bernie-sanders-establishment-dems-don-t-generate-excitement-n875806

 

WASHINGTON POST
— We should have the freedom to gamble more but the good sense to gamble less – Norman Chad (DIERSEN: Gambling is a vice. Individuals, organizations including religions, companies, governments, and countries should discourage vice.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/we-should-have-the-freedom-to-gamble-more-but-the-good-sense-to-gamble-less/2018/05/20/5267482e-5afe-11e8-8836-a4a123c359ab_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Which Jobs Are Workers Most Willing to Move For? These Ones High-tech jobs in San Francisco and New York are most likely to attract out-of-town applicants, a new study finds – Eric Morath (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, no one would move for the bad jobs that I had. I did yard work and delivered newspapers in Crete 1962-1964; washed dishes in Chicago Heights 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes in Flossmoor, chipped slag in South Chicago Heights, and pumped gasoline in South Chicago Heights in 1966; delivered mail in Park Forest 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line in Belvidere and as a security guard in DeKalb 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances in Chicago Heights 1970-1971; pumped gasoline in Chicago Heights 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes in Harvey, Joliet, and Chicago 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies in Chicago 1980-1997.)
https://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2018/05/18/which-jobs-are-workers-most-willing-to-move-for-these-ones/

 

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A White-hater says WHITE SUPREMACY ON ITS ‘LAST BREATH’ AFTER ROYAL WEDDING.
http://www.newsweek.com/royal-wedding-al-sharpton-white-supremacy-935582

 

SUN JOURNAL
— The story behind the Kent State graduate and her rifle – Washington Post
http://www.sunjournal.com/the-story-behind-the-kent-state-graduate-and-her-rifle/

 

LANCASTER ONLINE
— Shaming citizens into voting by disseminating their voter histories may be effective, but it’s unseemly – Editorial
https://lancasteronline.com/opinion/editorials/shaming-citizens-into-voting-by-disseminating-their-voter-histories-may/article_fca35bba-5884-11e8-9234-cb94e07b4041.html

 

TWIN CITIES PIONEER PRESS
— How to retire a millionaire, and is that really enough? – BRUCE HELMER AND PEG WEBB
https://www.twincities.com/2018/05/19/your-money-how-to-retire-a-millionaire-and-is-that-really-enough/

 

MEDIA FILE
— The True Deplorables – Matt Gioia (DIERSEN: Of course, according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, anyone who reads GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails is a deplorable.)
http://www.mediafiledc.com/the-true-deplorables/

May 20 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump haters promote hatred of Trump.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-trump-pinata-0520-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Many Americans have less than $5k set aside for retirement (DIERSEN: Are you on track to have “80 percent of your former earnings” when you retire? In today’s dollars, my “former earnings” was $125,325. 80% of that is $100,260, but my Civil Service Retirement System pension is only $51,864, or only 41% of my “former earnings.”)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/working/many-americans-have-less-than-5k-set-aside-for-retirement/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: We’re told of the importance of saving for retirement, especially given the way healthcare and other senior living costs continue to rise. But apparently, a large number of workers aren’t listening. In fact, one-third of Americans have less than $5,000 set aside for the future, according to new data from Northwestern Mutual. Incidentally, 21 percent of Americans have no retirement savings at all. It’s one thing to have less than $5,000 in your nest egg when you’re only in your 20s or even 30s. But if you’ve been in the workforce for quite some time, that $5,000 doesn’t paint a great picture. And if you don’t take steps to ramp up, you’ll be sorry for it later on. Social Security just won’t cut it Many workers don’t save for the future because they assume they can live on Social Security. But that’s a dangerous, misguided assumption. In a best-case scenario, Social Security will replace about 40 percent of the average earner’s pre-retirement income. Most seniors, however, need double that amount to live comfortably. Even if you’re willing to cut corners in retirement, you can only slash so many basics. You’ll still need a roof over your head, a way of getting around town, and food on the table. Therefore, a frugal lifestyle might allow you to get away with spending a bit less than 80 percent of your former earnings, but not much. That means that while your Social Security income will help cover the bills when you’re older, you still will need a nice amount of savings to avoid falling short.)

 

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting students to act as their operatives and as their dupes.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180515/news/305159802/
— Facts matter in a democracy where people rule – Editorial (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.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180519/editorial-facts-matter-in-a-democracy-where-people-rule
— World War II caused dramatic changes to way of life, economy – Andy Kravetz (DIERSEN: What did your parents and grandparents do during WWII? My father, who was 4-F, worked in the office of chemical plant in Chicago Heights. My mother helped her parents operate a farm in Grant Park. On my father’s side, my grandfather operated a hardware store in Crete and my grandmother helped her parents operate a farm in Crete. On my mother’s side, my grandfather and my grandmother helped their parents operate farms in Grant Park. My two uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180519/illinois-200th-world-war-ii-caused-dramatic-changes-to-way-of-life-economy

 

WGN RADIO
— Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 5/20/18 (DIERSEN: Sue Rezin, Bob Rita, and Lori Lightfoot.)
http://wgnradio.com/2018/05/20/the-sunday-spin-politics-with-rick-pearson-full-show-5-20-18/

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Everything’s going Pritzker’s way – Editorial (DIERSEN: According to Illinois Democrats, Illinois RINOs, and other Illinois anti-Republicans, if Rauner loses to Pritzker, it is because of conservatives, that is, because of those who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, and the rest of the planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018-05-20/editorial-everythings-going-pritzkers-way.html
— Pointing fingers – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2018-05-20/jim-dey-pointing-fingers.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Another disappointing lack of transparency in Illinois government – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180519/our-view-another-disappointing-lack-of-transparency-in-illinois-government

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Staying true to watchdog role – David Giuliani
http://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/david-giuliani-staying-true-to-watchdog-role/article_77464e2e-3d03-11e8-ac70-174d69f1bfcc.html

 

JOURNAL TIMES
— Illinois should worry about its own problems – Editorial
http://journaltimes.com/opinion/editorial/journal-times-editorial-illinois-should-worry-about-its-own-problems/article_a3003781-8caa-534a-a8fe-9223ba588c8f.html

 

RIVER CITIES’ READER
— Rauner’s New Campaign Issue May Be a Whole Loaf, a Couple of Slices, or Just an Empty Plate – Rich Miller
https://www.rcreader.com/commentary/rauners-new-campaign-issue

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Stop ERA in Illinois
https://illinoisfamily.org/satire/stop-era-in-illinois/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— The News Isn’t Fake. But It’s Flawed. – Frank Bruni (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all news is fake except for the news that they put out or bless.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/19/opinion/sunday/fake-news-trump.html
— FRONT PAGE: New Reality for High School Students: Calculating the Risk of Getting Shot – Audra D. S. Burch, Amy Harmon and Trip Gabriel
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/20/us/school-shootings-drills-risks.html
— Why the Wealth Gap Hits Families the Hardest – Christina Gibson-Davis and Christine Percheski (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who falsely hint/imply/argue/shout that my parents were undeservedly filthy rich because they 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?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/18/opinion/wealth-inequality-families-children-elderly.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Texas school had a shooting plan, armed officers and practice. And still 10 people died. – Todd C. Frankel, Brittney Martin, Tim Craig and Christian Davenport
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/santa-fe-school-had-a-shooting-plan-armed-officers-and-practice-and-still-10-people-died/2018/05/19/58b1b55e-5b8d-11e8-8b92-45fdd7aaef3c_story.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— California’s illegal immigration fight is back, and so are the political pitfalls for Republicans – John Myers
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-road-map-illegal-immigration-campaign-20180520-story.html

 

ATLANTIC
— The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. – MATTHEW STEWART (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who falsely hint/imply/argue/shout that my parents were undeservedly filthy rich because they 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?)
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/06/the-birth-of-a-new-american-aristocracy/559130/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The meritocratic class has mastered the old trick of consolidating wealth and passing privilege along at the expense of other people’s children.)

 

BUSINESS WIRE
— Canadians Concerned About Maintaining Standard of Living in Retirement (DIERSEN: Are you on track to have 80 percent of your former earnings” when you retire? In today’s dollars, my former earnings was $125,325. 80% of that is $100,260, but my Civil Service Retirement System is only $51,864, or only 41% of my former earnings.)
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180515005234/en/Canadians-Concerned-Maintaining-Standard-Living-Retirement-Growing

May 19 Evening Edition

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois GOP chairman re-elected; Republicans display unity – Brenden Moore
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180519/illinois-gop-chairman-re-elected-republicans-display-unity
— Statehouse Insider: Is the happy talk for real? – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180519/statehouse-insider-is-happy-talk-for-real

 

DAILY HERALD
— Will new GOP ties bind with Shaw, Schneider merger? – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180519/will-new-gop-ties-bind-with-shaw-schneider-merger
— A new column that will point out real fake news – John Lampinen (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all news is fake except for the news that they put out or bless.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180519/a-new-column-that-will-point-out-real-fake-news

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Not all GOP candidates want Trump to stump – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–2018-midterms-trump-20180519-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rahm housing aid program helps buy pricey digs in posh neighborhoods – Tim Novak
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rahm-housing-aid-program-helps-buy-pricey-digs-in-posh-neighborhoods/
— Property tax hikes shock some North Side homeowners – Stefano Esposito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/property-tax-hikes-shock-some-north-side-homeowners/

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Should Illinois townships go away? Legislation would make it easier to do exactly that – RYAN VOYLES (DIERSEN: To get me to be against township government, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes might try to stress the many adverse actions that Milton Township elected officials and Milton Township employees have taken against me.)
https://herald-review.com/news/local/should-illinois-townships-go-away-legislation-would-make-it-easier/article_c6eb4406-c54b-5d02-bb81-0405d5bb5ccd.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Illinois needs to rise up for air, and they need to be able to keep their money rather than turn it over to multiple forms of government,” GOP Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti told the Herald & Review in an interview last week, echoing a common criticism raised by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. A bill that would make it easier to mount township abolition campaigns in McHenry County passed through the Illinois House on an 80-22 vote, though it has faced adversity since arriving in the Senate. If approved before the session ends this month, the plan sponsored by state Rep. David McSweeney, a Republican from Barrington Hills, would allow townships to consolidate via a majority vote in a referendum, and could be placed on the ballot by a majority vote of the county board or by at least 5 percent of the total voters in the prior election. . .Many took the report to single out townships, of which there are more than 1,400 across the state, but Sanguinetti said the intent was to focus on ways to reduce the number of all units of government, specifically things like mosquito abatement districts. Sanguinetti said that in some cases townships can be valuable for the community. . .“We realize that no township in Illinois is created equally,” she said. “There are communities where townships are needed, especially in the rural areas.” The idea of locals looking after themselves has always been the purpose of the discussions about consolidation, Sanguinetti said. With the task force and the proposed legislation, the entire point has been to strengthen the ability for communities to push for consolidating, merging or even discontinuing whatever local forms of government they see as being unnecessary, said. “The purpose of our task force was to alleviate the hurdles,” Sanguinetti said, “so that local government could decide what it could do with and what it could do without.”)

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Gov. Rauner’s death penalty, public safety proposals to get House hearing Monday – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/justice/gov-rauner-s-death-penalty-public-safety-proposals-to-get/article_3bda7402-5ad9-11e8-8103-f77b73bd91c8.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Germany Acts to Tame Facebook, Learning From Its Own History of Hate A country taps its past as it leads the way on one of the most pressing issues facing modern democracies: how to regulate the world’s biggest social network. – Katrin Bennhold (DIERSEN: What does Germany say about the Democrat Party’s success in promoting hatred against 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?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/19/technology/facebook-deletion-center-germany.html?nl=top-stories&nlid=5208581ries&ref=cta

 

WASHINGTON POST
— China agrees to buy ‘significantly’ more U.S. goods and services in bid to ease trade tensions, according to joint statement – David J. Lynch (DIERSEN: If your critics/opponents asked you what goods have you produced and what services have you provided that China might want to buy, what would you say? My critics/opponents would stress that 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.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2018/05/19/china-agrees-to-buy-significantly-more-u-s-goods-and-services-in-bid-to-ease-trade-tensions-according-to-joint-statement/

May 19 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain? What information do you hope to get about today’s Illinois Republican County Chairman’s Association (IRCCA) meeting and today’s Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) meeting, from who do you hope to get that information, and when do you hope to get that information? I hope to get a report on who spoke at the meetings, major announcements that were made, votes that were taken, the outcomes of those votes, and when and where the next meeting will be held. Most importantly, what did Mark Shaw specifically promise to do concerning conservatives?  I hope to get email reports from my IRP county chairman and from my IRP SCC member. I hope to get those reports before I send out this evening’s GOPUSA ILLINOIS email. Historically, beyond outrageously, beyond unacceptably, Illinois Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains have only gotten reports of what happened at IRCCA and IRP SCC meetings from the Democrat news media. According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains should only know what the chairman of their Republican township/ward/county organizations tell them, no more and no less. – Dave Diersen
https://gopillinois.com

 

REAL GOP ILLINOIS
— Was there a deal? Ives-endorsed Shaw says we need to re-elect Bruce Rauner
https://realgopillinois.com/2018/05/18/was-there-a-deal-ives-endorsed-shaw-says-we-need-to-re-elect-bruce-rauner/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Conservatives, burned by Rauner twice, are asking: Was there a deal? Did Shaw sell us out?)

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— School shooters are a symptom of a culture that is ill – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-met-school-shootings-kass-0520-story.html
— Outcomes in school shootings can differ wildly despite presence of resource officers – Ted Gregory
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-school-shootings-resource-officers-20180518-story.html
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Tell us again why we pay Illinois lawmakers? – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-springfield-budget-rauner-pensions-20180518-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As lawmakers in Springfield careen toward a May 31 adjournment deadline, let’s get a few things straight. They haven’t agreed yet on a balanced budget for the fiscal year that starts in six weeks. They haven’t passed legislation to deal with the state’s alarming pension debt. They haven’t negotiated changes to programs that would make Illinois more business and tax friendly. The willful negligence of floating past the most serious challenges facing Illinois is repeating itself. No one should be surprised. The Illinois legislature is an avoidance expert. Fed-up residents respond by fleeing the state in alarming droves. State universities struggle to attract and keep students. Property taxes remain among the highest in the country.)
— Pope Francis’ mistrust of free markets: A Chicago retort – Editorial (DIERSEN: GAO audits federal financial industry regulators. In 1997, when my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer,” I knew as much about derivatives as anyone at GAO. I had worked on audits involving derivatives for almost 9 years, I had earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, and I had become a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-pope-capitalism-vatican-chicago-20180518-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A lengthy document released Thursday by the Roman Catholic Church goes into surprising detail in its takedown of business, competition, deregulation and the shareholder system. Concepts named and vilified in the paper include derivatives (a class of financial instrument that includes futures), credit default swaps and offshore banking. Debt securitization, a complex pool of assets that can be risky for investors, is a “ticking time bomb ready sooner or later to explode,” the paper says.)
— ‘DO SOMETHING’: Parkland school shooting survivors outraged after Texas shooting – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Republicans for everything that is bad.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-parkland-survivors-texas-school-shooting-20180518-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Whites demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-met-bill-gates-trump-huppke-20180518-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump supporters and hints/implies/argues/shouts that sooner or later, anti-Trumps will get rid of Trump supporters once and for all. For their self-defense, Trump supporters are buying more and more and more firearms and ammunition.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/books/ct-books-austin-channing-brown-im-still-here-20180514-story.html
— When Harry marries Meghan, a most uncommon commoner – Clarence Page (DIERSEN: When you got married, how did your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes react? My Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious when I got married in 1978. They were beyond furious that my wife had a good job and savings. They had always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I would never get married because I was such a “bad” person. They stressed that I avoided the draft, that I am Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), that I am conservative, that I am patriotic, that I am Republican, that I am White, that I am a male, that I am old (born in 1948), that I owned a one bedroom condo in the Outer Drive East building and a town home in University Park that I rented out, that I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976 and that I was taking graduate accounting courses at DePaul, that I am a gun owner, that I am 100% German American, that my ancestors have been in America since 1844, that I am pet-less, that I owned a Corvette, etc. They strongly hinted/implied/argued/shouted that a) IRS should NOT have hired me in 1971, b) IRS should NOT have promoted me in 1972, c) IRS should NOT have promoted me in 1973, and d) IRS should NOT have promoted me in 1974.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-perspec-page-prince-harry-meghan-markle-royal-family-0520-20180518-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Mick Jagger wants to get satisfaction from Illinois reps on Equal Rights Amendment – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/mick-jagger-wants-get-some-satisfaction-from-illinois-lawmakers-on-equal-rights-amendment/
— Trump nominates Chicago businessman Ron Gidwitz as ambassador to Belgium – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-nominates-chicago-businessman-ron-gidwitz-as-ambassador-to-belgium/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Gay-friendly Apple weighs North Carolina despite LGBT laws – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries get rid of you.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180518/news/305189885/

 

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting students to act as their operatives and as their dupes.
http://abc7chicago.com/chicago-teens-determined-to-change-gun-laws-schools-evaluate-security-after-texas-shooting/3493078/

 

NBC5
— Illinois Senate Votes to Raise Minimum Teacher Salary to $40,000 Some lawmakers worry about the increased cost of pensions (DIERSEN: If the minimum salary should be $40,000 for jobs that require a job-related bachelor’s degree, what should the minimum be for jobs that require a job-related master’s degree, job-related professional certification, job-related professional license, etc.?)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-legislature-votes-to-raise-minimum-teacher-salary-483067491.html

 

CBS2
— Giuliani Defends ‘Stormtroopers’ Comments About FBI – CNN (DIERSEN: Who hints/implies/argues/shouts that you are a “bad” person? I should write a book about those who since 1966 have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am a “bad” person. They stress that I avoided the draft, that I was a federal employee 1966-1969 and 1980-1997, that I have been a federal retiree since 1997, that I was a union member 1966-1969 and 1971-1980, that the federal government forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, that I am a Trump supporter, that I am Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), that I am conservative, that I am patriotic, that I am Republican, that I am White, that I am a male, that I am old (born in 1948), that I am not poor, that I am a gun owner, that I am 100% German American, that my ancestors have been in America since 1844, that I am childless, that I am pet-less, that I own American nameplate cars, etc.)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/05/18/rudy-giuliani-fbi-stormtroopers-donald-trump-michael-cohen/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Giuliani went on to say that he believes there are some “bad people” in federal law enforcement. “Yes, we get bad people, and it’s my job to flush them out,” Giuliani said.)

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Good politics isn’t good government – Rich Miller
http://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/columnists/miller-good-politics-isn-t-good-government/article_c9c54194-7203-5b3c-a62b-4bb0e3e5dbe1.html

 

FRANKLIN COUNTY NEWS
— Gov. Rauner moves to increase African-American business participation in state procurement – Jim Muir (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors always moved to increase Democrat, minority, female, and younger people participation in the federal workforce. They wasted the careers of and got rid of their Republican, White, male, and non-veteran employees who had not made 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.)
http://www.franklincounty-news.com/2018/05/19/gov-rauner-moves-to-increase-african-american-business-participation-in-state-procurement/

 

BUREAU COUNTY NEWS
— Online sports betting will create more problem gamblers – Anita Bedell, Chatham
http://www.bcrnews.com/2018/05/17/online-sports-betting-will-create-more-problem-gamblers/a91xalz/

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those who promote LGBTQ activity demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/real-reason-shame

 

MCHENRY TIMES
— Skillicorn proposing resolution in response to suggested state property tax – Karen Kidd
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/511416787-skillicorn-proposing-resolution-in-response-to-suggested-state-property-tax

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Clarendon Hills pays $5.71 for every $1 pensioners contribute to Clarendon Hills Firefighters Pension Fund (DIERSEN: I contributed 7% of all my federal salary to the Civil Service Retirement System.)
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511391162-analysis-clarendon-hills-pays-5-71-for-every-1-pensioners-contribute-to-clarendon-hills-firefighters-pension-fund
— Wood Dale Police Pension Fund would go broke in 14 years without taxpayer subsidy
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511406309-analysis-wood-dale-police-pension-fund-would-go-broke-in-14-years-without-taxpayer-subsidy

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Mormon Exodus from Scouting Is Good for Boys
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/mormon-exodus-from-scouting-is-good-for-boy/

 

GOPUSA
— Gov. Cuomo demands Trump, Congress ‘DO SOMETHING’ in aftermath of Texas HS shooting (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Republicans for everything that is bad.)
http://www.gopusa.com/gov-cuomo-demands-trump-congress-do-something-in-aftermath-of-texas-hs-shooting/
— Jerry Brown signs bill preventing disclosure of immigration status in court (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats treasonously encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.)
http://www.gopusa.com/jerry-brown-signs-bill-preventing-disclosure-of-immigration-status-in-court/

 

BREITBART
— OUTSTANDING: Donald Trump Endorses California Candidate John Cox in Battle for Governor’s Seat – Michelle Moons (DIERSEN: We can forever ask ourselves, what if Trump had endorsed Ives?)
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/05/18/donald-trump-endorses-california-candidate-john-cox-in-battle-for-governors-seat/

 

TOWNHALL
— OUTSTANDING: President Trump Endorses John Cox For California Governor – Timothy Meads (DIERSEN: We can forever ask ourselves, what if Trump had endorsed Ives?)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2018/05/18/president-trump-endorses-john-cox-for-california-governor-n2482261
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Cox demonizes, denigrates, and condemns John Cox. Cox and I served together on the Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee. On July 5, 2003, Cox came with the other four announced candidates for U.S. Senate candidates (Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan) to a picnic that I arranged in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct. The 200 attendees included Randy Hultgren. We can forever ask ourselves, what if Trump had endorsed Ives?)
https://townhall.com/columnists/arthurschaper/2018/05/19/another-strange-endorsement-n2482288

 

FOX NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Trump endorses John Cox for California governor – Bradford Betz (DIERSEN: We can forever ask ourselves, what if Trump had endorsed Ives?)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/18/trump-endorses-john-cox-for-california-governor.html
— GOP pours cash into bid to repeal California gas tax hike – and save House majority – Joseph Weber
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/19/gop-pours-cash-into-bid-to-repeal-california-gas-tax-hike-and-save-house-majority.html

 

ASSOCIATION OF MATURE AMERICAN CITIZENS
— ‘Speech Police’ Roam America’s College Campuses – John Grimaldi (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the only speech that is allowed is speech that promotes dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, giving more preference to minorities, giving more preference to females, giving more preference to those who are younger, and even worse things.)
https://amac.us/speech-police-roam-americas-college-campuses-says-amac/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Which Poor People Shouldn’t Have to Work for Aid? The lines set by policymakers risk embedding regional and racial biases about who counts as “left behind.” – Emily Badger and Margot Sanger-Katz (DIERSEN: Who do you paint yourself as being an advocate for? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always painted themselves as being advocates for the poor. Since 1966, they have 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://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/upshot/medicaid-poor-michigan-work-requirements.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Republican chaos on immigration shows issue’s risks for GOP – AP (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs want to destroy the Republican Party. Ever-increasingly, they want the Republican Party to dump its immigration plank and all those individuals, organizations, and companies that support it.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/republican-chaos-on-immigration-shows-issues-risks-for-gop/2018/05/19/66082e56-5b72-11e8-9889-07bcc1327f4b_story.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: Trump endorses Republican John Cox for California governor – SEEMA MEHTA and PHIL WILLON (DIERSEN: We can forever ask ourselves, what if Trump had endorsed Ives?)
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-john-cox-trump-endorsement-20180518-story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Identity Politics Threatens the American Experiment Increasingly we sort each other into groups, making sweeping assumptions based on binary labels. – Orrin Hatch (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, if you reject one plank in the Republican Party platform, a) soon or later, you will reject more planks and b) sooner or later, you will focus on destroying those who do not reject the planks that you reject.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/identity-politics-threatens-the-american-experiment-1526680162?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1
— News Organizations Flag Concerns on Facebook’s Political-Ad Rules Saying rules are too broad, media outlets fear ads promoting news stories will be lumped in with political messaging – Benjamin Mullin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/news-organizations-flag-concerns-on-facebooks-political-ad-rules-1526674206?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1
— Sports Gamblers Get the Freedom to Lose Their Shirts Help for an industry that thrives on the public’s inability to get things right – Joe Queenan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/sports-gamblers-get-the-freedom-to-lose-their-shirts-1526569930

 

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
— Basic journalism wasn’t done, and it led to big mistake – Adrian Vore (DIERSEN: Since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted not only that my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are full of “big mistakes,” but that I purposely make them. Should I sue my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes?)
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/readers-rep/sd-me-readersrepnb-0520-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: he correction ran on the upper left corner of B1 May 12. Experienced news readers know that if a correction runs on a front page, the error has to be big. Indeed, it was. The entire premise of the Michael Smolens column that ran the day before was erroneous. Smolens, a highly experienced former political reporter and government editor, wrongly reported that John Cox, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, discusses issues with disgraced ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. The factual error was bad enough, but it also has led to suspicions of biased coverage and “gotcha journalism” over fairness. What appeared to be a tantalizing news lead came out of a meeting Cox had with the U-T editorial board April 23. Smolens was sitting in on the meeting to gather possible subject matter for his column. Cox was talking about getting a statistic on pensions and developing a relationship with Bob Fellner — NOT Filner.)

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Trump Leaps Into California Governor’s Race, Endorsing John Cox – Ed Kilgore (DIERSEN: We can forever ask ourselves, what if Trump had endorsed Ives?)
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/05/trump-endorses-john-cox-in-california-governors-race.html

 

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps a) glorify and praise illegals and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump supporters.
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/05/the-real-risk-of-trumps-dehumanization-of-immigrants/560762/

May 18 Evening Edition

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— An Update on the Republican State Central Committee Party Leadership Vote – John Biver and David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2018/05/an-update-on-the-republican-state-central-committee-party-leadership-vote/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican activists across the state of Illinois are concerned about the way the deal was made behind the proverbial closed doors. Many grassroots leaders have expressed concern about how this arrangement was made and the fact that the Illinois GOP SCC would choose to continue with Schneider at the helm. Moreover, we have been given zero details on how this new position of “co-chairman” would work. . .For those reasons among others, Illinois Family Action, like most conservatives across the state, continues to have no confidence in Schneider, or his sponsor, Governor Bruce Rauner. Last week IFA called for conservatives to attend the SCC meeting that takes place tomorrow. Today, it seems that since the deals have already been made, conservatives are encouraged to attend only if they want to see the spectacle. IFA also encourages grassroots conservatives to contact your state central committee member and let him or her know what think about Schneider’s failed leadership, just as you would any of your other elected officials.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner has a new campaign issue — reinstating the death penalty – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/rauner-has-a-new-campaign-issue-reinstating-the-death-penalty/
— Illinois mayors say don’t balance state budget on the backs of their residents – Stefano Esposito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-mayors-say-dont-balance-state-budget-on-the-backs-of-their-residents/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump nominates his Illinois campaign finance chair Ron Gidwitz as ambassador to Belgium – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-donald-trump-ron-gidwitz-belgium-20180518-story.html
— Gas sales down 1 million gallons in Naperville, cutting tax money available for roads – Erin Hegarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-local-gas-tax-down-naperville-st-0520-story.html
— Why millennials are drawn to socialism – Steve Chapman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-perspec-chapman-young-socialism-capitalism-20180520-story.html
— Rauner appoints key Democratic ally and Madigan foil to $70,000 job – Monique Garcia (DIERSEN: 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.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-ken-dunkin-job-20180518-story.html
— Conroy Leading Effort to Consolidate DuPage County Election Commission – Deb Conroy
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmhurst/community/chi-ugc-article-conroy-leading-effort-to-consolidate-dupage-c-2018-05-18-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Legislation to disband DuPage County election commission clears Illinois Senate – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180518/legislation-to-disband-dupage-county-election-commission-clears-illinois-senate
— Not everyone favors giving Kane County clerk free rent in downtown Aurora – James Fuller and Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180518/not-everyone-favors-giving-kane-county-clerk-free-rent-in-downtown-aurora

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump taps Ron Gidwitz to be Belgian ambassador – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180518/BLOGS02/180519839/trump-taps-ron-gidwitz-to-be-belgian-ambassador

 

ABC7
— Polish president visits Chicago, meets with Emanuel, Rauner – Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/polish-president-visits-chicago-meets-with-emanuel-rauner/3491661/
— 10 dead, 10 wounded in Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas; Suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis charged
http://abc7chicago.com/10-dead-10-wounded-in-santa-fe-high-school-shooting-in-texas/3491941/

 

CBS2
— Chicago Still Most Corrupt City In U.S.
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/05/18/chicago-illinois-corruption/

 

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— Schneider, Shaw Reach Power Sharing Agreement For GOP State Party Leadership Republican Primary Rift Threatened To Carry Over To Party Leadership – Tom Robb
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/schneider-shaw-reach-power-sharing-agreement-for-gop-state-party-leadership/

 

94.5 THE ANSWER
— Rauner ally Dunkin given $70K Chicago post – AP (DIERSEN: 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.)
http://945theanswer.com/news/politics/apnewsbreak-rauner-ally-dunkin-given-70k-chicago-post

 

KENDALL COUNTY NOW
— Kendall County area lawmakers split on LGBT instruction bill – SHEA LAZANSKY
http://www.kendallcountynow.com/2018/05/03/kendall-county-area-lawmakers-split-on-lgbt-instruction-bill/ax9o6n8/

 

MCHENRY TIMES
— Tirio lawyer files proposed defamation suit with discovery petition – W.J. Kennedy
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/511422504-tirio-lawyer-files-proposed-defamation-suit-with-discovery-petition

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— NORMAL’S MAYOR DEFENDS SANCTUARY CITY STATUS; RESPONDS TO TRUMP’S “ANIMAL” COMMENT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/05/normal-mayor-defends-citys-sanctuary-city-status-and-responds-i-am-an-animal-to-president-trump.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Sanguinetti ties gun issue to Cuban heritage while talking AV
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/18/sanguinetti-calls-ties-gun-issue-to-cuban-heritage-while-talking-av/
— Black Caucus claims Rauner paying “lip service” to black vendors (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government did not just pay “lip service” to the Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets that Democrat politicians gave them. They could give many examples of their getting rid of federal employees because they were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/18/black-caucus-claims-rauner-paying-lip-service-to-black-vendors/

 

NEWSMAX
— Illinois Manufacturer: Tax Cuts Benefited Employees, Company – Zoe Papadakis
https://www.newsmax.com/thewire/nicole-wolter-hm-manufacturing-illinois-tax-cuts/2018/05/18/id/861200/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— OUTSTANDING: President Donald Trump is wading into the heated California GOP gubernatorial primary, endorsing businessman John Cox in hopes of maximizing Republican chances of securing a spot on the ballot this November. In a Friday tweet Trump says, “John Cox is the man – he’ll be the best Governor you’ve ever had.” – AP
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-wades-into-california-primary-in-hopes-of-boosting-gop/2018/05/18/10c6d45c-5aea-11e8-9889-07bcc1327f4b_story.html

 

MERCURY NEWS
— Bay Area’s deadly pot-related crash added to list of tragedies in other cannabis-friendly states This map shows where some of the accidents have occurred – PATRICK MAY (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, no one who uses pot should be allowed to have driver’s license, own firearms, etc.)
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/05/16/bay-areas-deadly-pot-related-crash-added-to-list-of-tragedies-in-other-cannabis-friendly-states/

 

BLOOMBERG
— Sinful Derivatives Have Their Uses – Matt Levine
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-05-18/sinful-derivatives-have-their-uses

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— Where do federal employees get paid the most … and the least? – Ken Chamberlain
https://www.federaltimes.com/management/hr/2018/05/17/where-do-federal-employees-get-paid-the-most-and-the-least/

May 18 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain in Illinois? Tomorrow, all 102 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) county party chairman and all 18 IRP State Central Committee (SCC) members are scheduled to meet in Springfield. Have you received notification of the time and location of the Illinois Republican County Chairman’s Association (IRCCA) meeting and/or IRP SCC meeting? Have you been invited to attend the meetings? Have you been asked to provide input for the agendas for the meetings, and if so, what input did you provide? Have you received a copy of the agendas for the meetings? Are you going to attend the meetings? Have you been provided with all the details of the deal struck between Bruce Rauner and Mark Shaw to placate the “conservative insurgents” in the IRP, that is, the 342,906 who voted for Ives? Do you approve or disapprove of that deal? Why? Have you asked your IRP county chairman and your IRP SCC member to vote for or against the deal? Will your IRP county party chairman email you a report of what happened at the May 19 IRCCA meeting? Will your IRP SCC member email you a report of what happened at the May 19 IRP SCC meeting?

 What do you want Mark Shaw to do in his roles as the Co-Chairman of the IRP and the President of the IRCCA to organize Illinois conservatives and to “lead conservative and grassroots outreach for the” IRP? Should he:

  1. Encourage Rauner to sign a pledge to defend and advance all the planks in the IRP platform, including its traditional family, right to life, immigration, and Second Amendment planks?
  2. Identify who the conservative leaders are in each county in Illinois, meet with them on a one on one basis, meet with them at regional meetings, and/or meet with them at statewide meetings?
  3. Identify who the conservative leaders are in Illinois on a platform plank basis, including those who have taken the lead on the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and Second Amendment planks and meet with them on a one on one basis, meet with them at regional meetings, and/or meet with them at statewide meetings?
  4. Encourage Dave Diersen to form the “Republican Assembly of DuPage County” to reach out to and organize the conservatives in DuPage County?
  5. Encourage all Illinois conservatives and Republicans to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?
  6. Encourage all Illinois conservative and Republican leaders to keep diersen@aol.com on their press advisory and press release lists? – Dave Diersen
    https://gopillinois.com

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RAUNER – YAY!
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/05/rauner-yay.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Yay! Yay, teachers! Yay, [Democrat Illinois Supreme Court Justice] Ann Burke! Yay, Israel! Yay, Eunice Shriver! Yay, Kennedys! Yay, [Loyola] Ramblers! CapitolFax’s Rich Miller pulled together Governor Rauner uncomfortably “yaying” for an array of interesting folks, groups and other miscellaneous cheering reasons. Missing from the collection, though, is Governor Rauner’s “Yay, Planned Parenthood! Yay, Sanctuary state! Yay, Rauner Party leadership that stopped the IL GOP Platform-hugging conservative wing’s insurgent takeover!”)
— THORNER/O’NEIL: TIME TO HOLD CHURCH LEADERS RESPONSIBLE FOR PARISHIONERS’ POLITICS (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who are a member of a church, attend church services, and/or give money to a church who claim to be Republican, but a) who promote dependency on government and on charity, b) who promote booze, gambling, pot, and/or other vices, c) who promote LGBTQ activity, d) who promote abortion, e) who promote illegal immigration, and/or f) who promote other planks in the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green platforms.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/05/thorneroneil-time-to-hold-church-leaders-responsible-for-parishioners-politics.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who voted for Ives as being “conservative insurgents;” b) say that “Rauner is happy GOP is ‘working together’ after leadership squabble;” c) say that Rauner said “Well, I love seeing everybody coming together and working together and forming partnerships and alliances. That’s all good;” d) say that Rauner sees the recent Illinois Republican Party (IRP) leadership deal as giving Ives voters a “larger voice” in the IRP; and d) say that Rauner sees the deal as “a sign of unity for his re-election efforts.” Are you a “conservative insurgent,” that is, were you one of the 342,906 who voted for Ives? I did. Do you believe the deal will give you a greater voice in the IRP? How did you learn of the deal? If you are a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, did you first learn of the deal a) from the IRP, b) from your representative on the IRP State Central Committee, c) from the officers of your IRP county party organization, d) from the officers of your IRP township/ward party organization, e) from the Democrat news media, or f) from Dave Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-rauner-republican-leadership-20180517-story.html

 

ABC7
— Emanuel allies raise integrity concerns about Lightfoot – Craig Wall (DIERSEN: How many hats do you wear? Since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have raised “integrity concerns” about me. To discredit/harm/slander me, they hint/imply/argue/shout that I can claim to be only one of the following: political reporter/journalist, political consultant, or Republican Precinct Committeeman. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. Better yet, I should sue them.)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/emanuel-allies-raise-integrity-concerns-about-lightfoot/3488251/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— CPS senior joins ranks of students with over $1 million in college scholarships – Maudlyne Ihejirika (DIERSEN: When you were in high school, did you apply for scholarships? I did not. When you were in high school, were you considered to be “college material?” While I attended Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, I took college preparatory courses notwithstanding the fact that many, if not most, if not virtually everyone at the time viewed me as NOT being “college material.” Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I spent my junior and senior years and the summer in between washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. I just barely made into the upper 20% of my class, my ACT score was only 24, I was draft bait, my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease).)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/cps-senior-joins-ranks-of-students-with-over-1-million-in-college-scholarships/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Business Ledger honors 75 companies as “Best Places to Work in Illinois’ – Richard Klicki (DIERSEN: One could hint/imply/argue/shout that the federal government is a “best place to work” for those who are Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran because the federal government gets rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran 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.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180518/business-ledger-honors-75-companies-as-x201cbest-places-to-work-in-illinois

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Don’t keep voters in the dark – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018-05-18/editorial-dont-keep-voters-the-dark.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Do voters have a threshold regarding politicians’ lies? Editorial Star
http://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20180517/editorial-do-voters-have-threshold-regarding-politicians-lies

 

SOUTHERN
— The Southern Illinoisan newsroom votes to form union (DIERSEN: I was a union member for almost 12 years. Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes despise if not hate past, present, and future union members. Further, overwhelmingly, they despise if not hate wage earners. I was a wage earner 1964-1997. Further, overwhelmingly, they despise if not hate past, present, and future federal employees and retirees. I was a federal employee for almost 30 years and I have been a federal retiree for more than 20 years.)
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/communities/carbondale/the-southern-illinoisan-newsroom-votes-to-form-union/article_0d5d7c7d-8f6a-5afb-8b0d-0e4fef5d1a27.html

 

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Evanston residents advocate for ratification of ERA in Illinois – Syd Stone (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Evanston officially banish all individuals, all organizations, and all companies 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?)
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2018/05/17/lateststories/evanston-residents-advocate-for-ratification-of-era-in-illinois/

 

CHICAGO ARGUS
— Political strategist Madigan vs. amateur-hour gov Rauner – Gregory Tejeda (DIERSEN: There are extremely few Republican political consultants in Illinois, and I am one of them. While Rauner does not seek or take my advice, he ever-increasingly seems to take advice from his wife and from political consultants who are Democrat or Democrat plant, Libertarian or Libertarian plant, Green or Green plant, or RINO. Ever-increasingly, he seems to be taking their advice to not only dump, but to destroy voters who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, and other planks in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform. Ever-increasingly, he seems to be taking their advice to destroy the IRP. One could fault Trump and the IRP leaders for letting this happen.)
http://chicagoargus.blogspot.com/2018/05/extra-political-strategist-madigan-vs.html

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Illegal immigrant lawyers, teachers couldn’t be denied state licenses if bill becomes Illinois law (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs make it clear that they want drive members of the following groups out of Illinois: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511421002-illegal-immigrant-lawyers-teachers-couldn-t-be-denied-state-licenses-if-bill-becomes-illinois-law

 

MCHENRY TIMES
— Skillicorn backing resolution opposed to state property tax – Marian Johns
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/511420214-skillicorn-backing-resolution-opposed-to-state-property-tax

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives says a state property tax ‘would be thievery’ – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511417225-ives-says-a-state-property-tax-would-be-thievery
— Khouri calls economists’ proposed hike in property taxes ‘dumbest idea’ ever – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511420971-khouri-calls-economists-proposed-hike-in-property-taxes-dumbest-idea-ever

 

ILLINOIS HOMEPAGE
— Black Caucus blames Rauner for shrinking black state contracts – Raquel Martin (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats blame Republicans for problems that Blacks have. Democrats run the federal government and they blame their employees who are Republican for the problems that their employees who are Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran have.)
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/black-caucus-blames-rauner-for-shrinking-black-state-contracts/1186323523

 

CAPITOL FAX
— NRA and Rauner in close step on two bills
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/18/nra-and-rauner-in-close-step-on-two-bills/
— Peoria paper compares Rauner to Trump – and not in a good way
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/18/peoria-paper-compares-rauner-to-trump-and-not-in-a-good-way/
— Harmon essentially claims Madigan is living in Rauner’s head rent-free
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/18/harmon-essentially-claims-madigan-is-living-in-rauners-head-rent-free/

 

GOPUSA
— Apple, Google, Facebook should ‘hire more women than men’ (DIERSEN: Why did I accept IRS’s job offer in 1971 when I was 22 years old? ANSWER: I was unemployed and seeking a financial hardship draft deferment to help support my mother and brother. I was unemployed because Firestone Stores had fired me for accepting a job offer from Oldsmobile. But Oldsmobile withdrew that job offer saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
http://www.gopusa.com/apple-google-facebook-should-hire-more-women-than-men/
— Gun Control: Bruce Rauner, pro-confiscations governor of Illinois
http://www.gopusa.com/gun-control-bruce-rauner-pro-confiscations-governor-of-illinois/

 

NUMBERS USA
— OUTSTANDING: SSA Director Calls on Congress to Mandate E-Verify
https://www.numbersusa.com/news/ssa-director-calls-congress-mandate-e-verify

 

LIFEZETTE NEWS
— GOP Helps Dems Kill Conservative Amendments to Farm Bill Bipartisan votes in the House kill reform proposals to expand work requirements, cut subsidies, and mandate E-Verify – Brendan Kirby
https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/gop-helps-dems-kill-conservative-amendments-to-farm-bill/

 

BREITBART
— Steve King: ‘Rotten’ GOP Amnesty Petition Gives Paul Ryan Final ‘Authority’ on Immigration Bill – Ian Mason
http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2018/05/17/steve-king-rotten-gop-amnesty-petition-gives-paul-ryan-final-authority-on-immigration-bill/


— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: Ryan’s Super PAC Gives Millions to GOP’s Amnesty Discharge Signers – Neil Munro
http://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2018/05/17/ryan-ally-spending-millions-to-aid-gop-amnesty-discharge-reps/

 

CNN
— Trump quiet on probe on camera, not on Twitter President Trump went on a tweetstorm to call special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation a “disgusting, illegal and unwarranted witch hunt” as the investigation officially enters its second year. (DIERSEN: Starting in 1974, to get rid of me, my Democrat IRS superiors not only disallowed my partial day per diem claims, they hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my claims were fraudulent. I won in 1977 (SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/463866),but by then, they had succeeded in ending my IRS career.)
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018/05/17/mueller-probe-one-year-trump-witch-hunt-collins-dnt-lead.cnn

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— An Aggrieved Trump Wants Better Press, and He Blames Leaks for Not Getting It – Maggie Haberman and Katie Rogers (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who blame their problems on me and on my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/us/politics/white-house-leaks.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Pay freeze, retirement cuts trump discussion of president’s management agenda – Joe Davidson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2018/05/18/pay-freeze-retirement-cuts-trump-discussion-of-presidents-management-agenda/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— New policy aimed to address criticism that minority students were disproportionately punished – Michelle Hackman (DIERSEN: If male students are punished more than female students, if conservative students are punished more than liberal students, if heterosexual students are punished more than LGBTQ students, if dumb students are punished more than smart students, if poor students are punished more than rich students, if German American students are punished more than non-German American students, if etc. students are punished more than etc. students, what about that?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fewer-suspensions-more-hugs-and-bubbles-oklahoma-citys-experiment-in-school-discipline-1526549401
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/exporting-jobs-instead-of-food-1526600254
— Not Everyone Should Go to College Vocational education won’t succeed so long as society consigns it to second-class status. Oren Cass (DIERSEN: When you were in high school, were you considered to be “college material?” While I attended Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, I took college preparatory courses notwithstanding the fact that many, if not most, if not virtually everyone at the time viewed me as NOT being “college material.” Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I spent my junior and senior years and the summer in between washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. I just barely made into the upper 20% of my class, my ACT score was only 24, I was draft bait, my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease).)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/not-everyone-should-go-to-college-1526598817

 

USA TODAY
— Republican candidates embracing Trump in campaign ads (DIERSEN: Is the Republican congressional candidate for your district embracing Trump, if not, why not?)
https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/politics/2018/05/17/republican-candidates-embracing-trump-campagin-ads/618154002/
— CEOs aren’t disclosing their real compensation. The pay gap is much worse than you think. The pay gap between workers and CEOs is already high. Add in gains on stock options, and it’s infuriating. We need to keep CEOs accountable. – Ralph Nader and Steven Clifford (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have no problem with the pay gap. They either have lots of money or they pander to those who have lots of money.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/05/17/ceos-real-wages-pay-gap-column/612615002/
— How difficult will it be for Meghan Markle to get British citizenship? – Jane Onyanga-Omara, Kim Hjelmgaard and Maria Puente
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/05/16/royal-wedding-how-hard-meghan-markle-become-british/606986002/

 

PROPUBLICA
— Federal Watchdog Launches Investigation of Age Bias at IBM After a ProPublica story spotlighting IBM’s practices in shedding older workers, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission consolidated age discrimination complaints against the company from around the country. – Peter Gosselin
https://www.propublica.org/article/federal-watchdog-launches-investigation-of-age-bias-at-ibm

 

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
— After Years of State Budget Woes, the U. of Illinois Will Hire Hundreds of Faculty Members – Emma Kerr (DIERSEN: Of course, all those hired will be 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 for a long time.)
https://www.chronicle.com/article/After-Years-of-State-Budget/243442

 

FORBES
— Google’s Parent Company Pledges Protection For All Political Groups As Midterms Loom – Thomas Fox-Brewster (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. 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.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2018/05/16/google-anti-ddos-offered-to-all-political-groups/#5eebe95dd862

 

BLOOMBERG
— Pope Calls Financial Derivatives Market a ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ – Sridhar Natarajan (DIERSEN: GAO audits federal financial industry regulators. In 1997, when my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer,” I knew as much about financial derivatives as anyone at GAO. I had worked on audits involving financial derivatives for almost 9 years, I had earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, and I had become a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-17/pope-goes-off-on-cds-market-calls-derivatives-ticking-time-bomb

 

CLASSIC CARS
— Forecast isn’t all gloom for car museums Corvette museum looks toward expansion – Larry Edsall (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been anti-union, anti-car, anti-American nameplate car, and especially anti-Corvette.)
https://journal.classiccars.com/2018/05/17/forecast-isnt-all-gloom-for-car-museums/

 

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Illinois RINOs focus on driving conservatives out of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) and destroying the IRP. Since 2000, my RINO critics/opponents, their RINO operatives, and their RINO dupes a) have viciously demonized, denigrated, and condemned me as being a leaker and b) have blamed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, for all of your problems, for all of my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems and for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. Needless-to-say, I should sue them. They want the confidentiality notice and disclaimer below to be included in all emails that Republicans send me. – Dave Diersen
https://gopillinois.com

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