November 24 Morning Edition

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
— Reflections on Hollywood’s Infamous Blacklist 70 Years Later (DIERSEN: How do you want me to treat those who blacklist me because I refuse to carry out their blacklist orders? Should I publish a list of those who blacklist me because I refuse to carry out their blacklist orders? Should I publish a list of those who they want me to blacklist? Those who blacklist me have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. They make it very clear that they will viciously destroy anyone who supports me.)
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/reflections-hollywoods-infamous-blacklist-70-years-guest-column-1060628

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— A CEO’s nightmare: An endorsement from the alt-right – Tracy Jan (DIERSEN: Who does not want your endorsement? Not that my endorsement matters for anything, but members of the following groups do not want my endorsement: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and/or those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid. The aforesaid promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, race and gender based preference giving, age discrimination, political affiliation discrimination, and even worse things.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-alt-right-product-endorsement-20171117-story.html
— Bannon insurgency stresses loyalty to Trump, not policy test – AP (DIERSEN: Who/what are you loyal to? I am loyal to the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling. My critics/opponents focus on destroying individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–gop-primaries-trump-loyalty-20171123-story.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Not everyone will be spending big for holidays. High-income consumers seen driving the buying. – Abha Bhattahai (DIERSEN: Will you be spending big for holidays? I will not. Are you a high-income consumer? I am not. How much have you had to cut down on personal expenses? Since 1997, in today’s dollars, I have had to cut down my personal expenses by $1,454,723, that is, $72,135 a year, $6,011 a month, $1,403 a week, or $200 a day. In 1997, in today’s dollars, my GAO salary was $122,991/year. My Civil Service Retirement System pension is only $50,856/year, or 41% of that.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-american-spending-gifts-20171121-story.html
— The Second Civil War? – Gloria Johns (DIERSEN: Who is at war with who? Members of Group A have declared war on 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 longer than their ancestors and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-civilwar-trump-ethnic-minority-latino-hispanic-1124-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIB COLOR PICTURE: ‘No worse fate than failure’: How pressure to keep up is overwhelming students in elite districts – Karen Ann Cullotta, Karen Berkowitz, Kimberly Fornek and Suzanne Baker (DIERSEN: When you in high school, were you “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 top 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).)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/anxietyhigh/ct-teen-anxiety-part-one-tl-1116-20171120-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— How Sarah Huckabee brings White House watchdogs to heel – Kathleen Parker (DIERSEN: Who wants you to heel? Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs want me to heel. They do not want me to know about their events or their other activities. They do not want me to promote their events or their other activities. They do not want me to attend their events or their other activities. They do not want me to report on their events or their other activities. Of course, they want to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS together and sending them out and they want to stop everyone from reading those emails. But failing that, they want to dictate which articles I do and I do not include links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails; they want me to carry out their blacklist orders. They punish me by not including diersen@aol.com in their press advisory and press release lists. They do everything that they can to turn activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. against me.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20171124/how-sarah-huckabee-brings-white-house-watchdogs-to-heel
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Their job? To temporarily live in suburban mansions – Jamie Sotonoff
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171124/their-job-to-temporarily-live-in-suburban-mansions
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasing, “religious leaders” act as operatives or as dupes for the Democrat Party by a) encouraging people to go to other countries illegally, b) encouraging people to stay in other countries illegally, and c) encouraging people to bring other people to other countries illegally.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20171124/news/311249949/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— GOP tax bill one turkey that shouldn’t be pardoned – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171124/ISSUE05/171129949/gop-tax-bill-one-turkey-that-shouldnt-be-pardoned
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But when it comes to individuals, congressional leaders like Illinois’ own Peter Roskam say, trust us—we’ll fix the tax code (later) and make sure that individual rates don’t increase. But don’t individuals who have to pay mortgage expenses, college bills, retirement and any number of things need to plan just as much as IBM does? I’d have more faith in this scheme if Congress made the individual rates permanent and corporate rates temporary. But then the big corporate donors who fuel the GOP wouldn’t buy it. Neither should you. Then there’s the disappearing exemption for state and local taxes, which the House wants to limit to $10,000 for home property taxes and the Senate would totally abolish. However you peddle it, this is a big diversion of resources from relatively high-tax states such as Illinois to lower-tax areas such as Texas (home to the chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee), which wants billions of our tax dollars to rebuild after yet another hurricane. Republicans used to oppose double taxation. But under these bills, money that’s already been snarfed up by local governments would be fully subject to federal income taxes. More: Interest payments on the kids’ college loans would no longer be deductible under the House bill. Many homeowners would lose out on deductions for interest on home mortgages. And to boot, to pay for corporate cuts, individual tax brackets would be adjusted for inflation differently with the effect that over the next decade, at least 20 percent of any tax cut would disappear for everyone earning under $200,000 a year, according to the Wall Street Journal.)

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Laura Campbell, the wife of Sangamon County Republican sheriff candidate Jack Campbell, suspended from IDOT job for interviewing friend for job – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171122/laura-campbell-suspended-from-idot-job-for-interviewing-friend-for-job
— Car buyers lose when government tells them what to buy – Merrill Matthews (DIERSEN: Even though it gets 24 MPG on the highway, the federal government has condemned my 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX V-8, and therefore me, its owner, to be a “clunker.” SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_Allowance_Rebate_System)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20171123/counterpoint-car-buyers-lose-when-government-tells-them-what-to-buy

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Davis thankful in multiple ways – Chuck Raasch (DIERSEN: According to your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, are you thankful enough? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, I am not thankful enough. They hint/imply/argue/shout that I am undeservedly filthy rich and that I should be extremely thankful a) that they have not yet stopped me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out, b) that they have not yet stopped everyone from reading those emails, c) that they have not yet ended my service as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, and d) that they let me serve as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, GAO employee 1980-1997, IRS employee 1971-1980, Post Office employee 1966-1969, etc.)
http://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/davis-thankful-in-multiple-ways/article_4ce2b7c2-d993-5ecd-974d-a17a9a5cbc1b.html

 

SAUK VALLEY
— Gubernatorial race coming to a polling place near you Rauner’s bank account dwarfs that of Rep. Ives – Doug Finke (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents who hint/imply/argue/shout at Ives a) that fundraising is her most important activity and b) that Dave Diersen and his GOPUSA emails harm her fundraising efforts? They hint/imply/argue/shout at Ives that many, if not most, if not virtually all major donors despise if not hate Dave Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. The aforesaid certainly played out that way at Ives’ November 20, 2017 fundraiser. It would great if someone would ask Vince Kolber, Ed Bachrach, Virginia McCaskey, Gary Rabine, and her other major donors at that fundraiser as well as William Dixon, Peter Huizenga, and Elizabeth Weiss, why they despise if not hate Dave Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails so much.)
http://www.saukvalley.com/2017/11/19/gubernatorial-race-coming-to-a-polling-place-near-you/cpk13li/

 

  1. LOUIS TODAY
    — Illinois governor’s race: ‘Are we going to have an election or are we going to have an auction?’ – Kevin McDermott (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents who hint/imply/argue/shout at Ives a) that fundraising is her most important activity and b) that Dave Diersen and his GOPUSA emails harm her fundraising efforts? They hint/imply/argue/shout at Ives that many, if not most, if not virtually all major donors despise if not hate Dave Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. The aforesaid certainly played out that way at Ives’ November 20, 2017 fundraiser. It would be great if someone would ask Vince Kolber, Ed Bachrach, Virginia McCaskey, Gary Rabine, and her other major donors at that fundraiser, as well as William Dixon, Peter Huizenga, and Elizabeth Weiss, why they despise if not hate Dave Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails so much.)
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/illinois-governor-s-race-are-we-going-to-have-an/article_afe92120-1af2-5652-b27c-56db29e53b56.html

 

THE HILL
— VERY SAD IF NOT DISGUSTING: Celebrities urge Ivanka Trump to push for DREAM Act with Instagram posts – JACQUELINE THOMSEN
http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/361698-celebrities-urge-ivanka-to-push-for-dream-act-with-dear-ivanka

 

CBS NEWS
— GAO: A harsh financial reality facing retirees – STEVE VERNON (DIERSEN: What percent is or will be your retirement income of your preretirement income? My $50,856 Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 41 percent of ending GAO salary of $122,991 in today’s dollars. That is a) because my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, 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 $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) because my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) because my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/a-harsh-financial-reality-facing-retirees/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Here’s a discomforting point made at the very beginning of a recent landmark report titled “The Nation’s Retirement System”: “Most financial advisers say retirees will need 70 percent or more of preretirement earnings to live comfortably.” Unfortunately, many older workers and retirees will fall far short of this goal. The report, prepared by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), goes on to say one-third of households headed by someone age 65 and over received 90 percent or more of their retirement income from Social Security. That’s a problem because Social Security replaces only about 40 percent of an average wage earner’s income after retiring. According to Social Security’s “Fast Facts” publication, 62 percent of retirees received at least half of their income from Social Security in 2015. These numbers reveal the harsh reality facing most older workers and retirees: They’ll need to learn to live on income that’s a lot less than what financial planners commonly recommend. That result may be undesirable, depending on your circumstances, resiliency and resourcefulness. . .Many older Americans will need to adjust their lifestyle in one or more of these ways: Spend less Save more Work longer Stay healthy to keep working and not drain savings on medical bills Make smart choices to stretch every dollar These necessary action steps are the reality of retirement in 21st century America.)

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Ben Shapiro, a Provocative ‘Gladiator,’ Battles to Win Young Conservatives – Sabrina Tavernise (DIERSEN: It would be great if there were people like Shapiro in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/23/us/ben-shapiro-conservative.html
— Myths of the 1 Percent: What Puts People at the Top Dispelling misconceptions about what’s driving income inequality in the U.S. – Jonathan Rothwell (DIERSEN: Those who rail against government salaries and rail against government employee benefits a) say nothing about the 1 percent and b) talk and act like they are being paid off by the 1 percent.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/17/upshot/income-inequality-united-states.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Almost all of the growth in top American earners has come from just three economic sectors: professional services, finance and insurance, and health care, groups that tend to benefit from regulatory barriers that shelter them from competition. The groups that have contributed the most people to the 1 percent since 1980 are: physicians; executives, managers, sales supervisors, and analysts working in the financial sectors; and professional and legal service industry executives, managers, lawyers, consultants and sales representatives. Without changes in these largely domestic services industries — finance, health care, the law — the United States would look like Canada or Germany in terms of its top income shares.)
— Is Anyone Good Enough for an H1-B Visa? – Frida Yu (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the undergraduate and graduate courses that I took a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and d) were a distraction. To keep their jobs and to get promoted, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government focused on getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/23/opinion/immigration-visa-h1b-trump-.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: My two requests for evidence asked me to prove my job was a “specialty occupation” — that is, work that only someone with a bachelor’s degree or higher can do. My work involves artificial intelligence and big data, and my letters of support came from an authority in my industry and veteran start-up investor, and a Nobel Prize winner. But it wasn’t enough to convince the government that my job requires advanced skills.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Will a Corporate Tax Cut Lift Worker Pay? A Union Wants It in Writing. – Jim Tankersley (DIERSEN: Those who rail against government salaries and rail against government employee benefits a) say nothing about the 1 percent and b) talk and act like they are being paid off by the 1 percent.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/23/us/politics/corporate-tax-cut-pay.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Modern Epic of Denunciation The media is driving the story line but we all are caught up in the moral drama. – Crispin Sartwell (DIERSEN: Who denounces you? I should write a book about those in Wheaton, those in Glen Ellyn, those in Milton Township, those in DuPage County, and those in Illinois who either denounce me or have their operatives and their dupes denounce me. They would love it.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-modern-epic-of-denunciation-1511465202

 

MONEY MOW
— 10 Ways To Cut Down On Personal Expenses (DIERSEN: How much have you had to cut down on personal expenses? Since 1997, in today’s dollars, I have had to cut down my personal expenses by $1,454,723, that is, $72,135 a year, $6,011 a month, $1,403 a week, or $200 a day. In 1997, in today’s dollars, my GAO salary was $122,991/year. My Civil Service Retirement System pension is only $50,856/year, or 41% of that.)
https://www.moneymow.com/10-ways-cut-personal-expenses/

November 23 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago area celebrates Thanksgiving with parade, shopping and serving meals – Evelyn Holmes and Megan Hickey, Kristin Byrne, Cate Cauguiran
http://abc7chicago.com/society/chicago-area-celebrates-thanksgiving-with-parade-shopping-and-serving-meals/2686706/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Gov. Bruce Rauner and his wife Diana served food to the homeless in Chicago at A Safe Haven on West Roosevelt. He singled out veterans in the group, calling them heroes.)

 

NBC5
— Wheaton Metra Station Damaged by Accidental Fire, Closed Indefinitely
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Wheaton-Metra-Station-Damaged-by-Accidental-Fire-Closed-Indefinitely-459567253.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lake County Board, statehouse candidates to begin filing for March primary starting Monday – Emily K. Coleman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-lake-county-prefiling-st-1125-20171124-story.html
— Republicans push hard on GOP tax plan, but voters just aren’t that into it – Lisa Mascaro
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-republican-tax-plan-20171123-story.html
— With enrollment plunging, SIU Carbondale chancellor pushes a radical overhaul – Dawn Rhodes
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-siu-chancellor-academic-departments-20171122-story.html
— Emanuel boasts of latest anti-Trump ruling in sanctuary city case – Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-rahm-emanuel-sanctuary-city-ruling-20171122-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Sessions orders review of background check system for guns – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/gun-buyer-background-checks-jeff-sessions-texas-church-shooting/
— Working on Thanksgiving ‘They better save me some leftovers’ – Ashlee Rezin (DIERSEN: While worked part-time for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969, I worked virtually every Saturday, Sunday, and holiday.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/thanksgiving-working-holiday-delayed-celebration/
— Holiday homework: Learn your family’s history – Lauren FitzPatrick (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, members of the following groups hint/imply/argue/shout that if you are a White male, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that you have benefited from their discrimination against minorities and against women, and the more that you should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/thanksgiving-listen-oral-history-family-stories/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Volo Auto Museum wants to save McDonald’s site from wrecking ball Auto museum wants to save historic Des Plaines McDonald’s by moving it – Christopher Placek
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171123/volo-auto-museum-wants-to-save-mcdonalds-site-from-wrecking-ball

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Illinois governor grants 5 petitions for clemency, denies 97 – AP (DIERSEN: Would your accusers grant you clemency? My accusers would not grant me clemency. They continue to blame me a) for their problems, b) for your problems, c) for my problems, d) for everyone’s problems, and e) for all the losses the Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000.)
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/11/22/illinois-governor-grants-5-petitions-for-clemency-denies-97/at05or1/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Explicit Barton image raises possibility of ‘revenge porn’ Texas outlawed ‘revenge porn’ in 2015 – MJ LEE
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/explicit-barton-image-raises-possibility-of-revenge-porn/862797611

 

FOX NEWS
— UC Berkeley conservative student sues Antifa member over threats, harassment
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/23/uc-berkeley-conservative-student-sues-antifa-member-over-threats-harassment.html

 

GOPUSA
— Media offended by request to share thankfulness (DIERSEN: If I had been there, but of course, I could not have been there because my critics/opponents say that I am not a member of the news media, except when they say that I am a member of the news media to serve their purposes, I should have said that I was thankful a) that my critics/opponents have not yet stopped me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out, b) that they have not yet stopped everyone from reading those emails, c) that they have not yet ended my service as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, and d) that they let me serve as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, GAO employee 1980-1997, IRS employee 1971-1980, Post Office employee 1966-1969, etc.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=33858
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders asked the press corps Monday to preface their daily briefing questions with a statement of thankfulness, reporters obliged. Or, should we say, obeyed. For this, no doubt, Sanders was grateful. Yet again, she controlled the crowd, though this time by candy-coating her usual condescension with faux fellowship. I’m thankful I wasn’t in the room.)
— NFL stadiums cost taxpayers billions of dollars
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=33846

 

DAILY CALLER
— Revenge porn: And Justice For All — Except Republicans
http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/23/and-justice-for-all-except-republicans/
— ESPN Crumbling After Losing $1 Billion, Facing More Layoffs After Thanksgiving – Benny Johnson
http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/22/espn-crumbling-after-losing-1-billion-facing-more-layoffs-after-thanksgiving/

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Trump mentions God 8 times in Thanksgiving address. Obama refused to mention God once – Pete Baklinski
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trump-mentions-god-8-times-in-thanksgiving-address.-obama-refused-to-mentio

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Wall Street’s watchdog is pursuing fewer cases since Trump took office – Renae Merle
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2017/11/23/wall-streets-watchdog-is-pursuing-fewer-cases-since-trump-took-office/

 

USA TODAY
— The GOP tax plan could negatively affect your Social Security benefits – Sean Williams
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/retirement/2017/11/23/the-gop-tax-plan-could-negatively-affect-your-social-security-benefits/107865406/
— Would your draft number have been called? (DIERSEN: I was a NIU student on December 1, 1969 when I got my draft number 151. That number was called in 1970. I had student draft deferments since 1966. When I graduated from NIU in August of 1970 I applied for a financial hardship draft deferment to help support my mother and brother because our father had died suddenly in October of 1969. My application was granted and then Nixon announced that if your draft number was over 100 and you had not yet reported for duty, you were no longer subject to the draft. Back then, employers were extremely reluctant to hire men who were subject to the draft, and especially those like me who were not 4-F and who had their draft number called. Employers did not believe that my application for a financial hardship draft deferment would be granted.)
https://www.usatoday.com/vietnam-war/draft-picker
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Dec. 1, 1969, the United States held its first draft lottery, which gave young men a random number corresponding to their birthdays. Men with lower numbers were called first and told to report to induction centers where they could be ordered into active duty and possibly sent to the Vietnam War.)

 

NEWSWEEK
— TRUMP IMPEACHMENT ARTICLES: HERE ARE ALL THE WAYS THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF VIOLATING THE CONSTITUTION – JASON LE MIERE
http://www.newsweek.com/trump-impeachment-articles-president-constitution-720430

November 23 Morning Edition

NBC5
— What Happens Once ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules Bite the Dust? The FCC’s move would allow companies like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to charge internet companies for speedier access to consumers and to block outside services they don’t like – Tali Arbel (DIERSEN: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries “don’t like” you? Those that are members of the following groups “don’t like” me or my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and/or those that a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/What-Happens-Once-Net-Neutrality-Rules-Bite-the-Dust-459517313.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Stand up to the government and protect your internet rights – Editorial (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want FCC to scrap net neutrality rules. My critics/opponents want you to see only what they want you to see. My critics/opponents want to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and they want to stop everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. But failing that, they want to stop me from including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that they disapprove of. I should write a book about how my critics/opponents punish me for including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that they disapprove of. They fail/refuse to include diersen@aol.com on their press advisory and press release lists. They do everything that they can to a) stop me from learning about their events and other activities, b) stop me from promoting their events and other activities, c) stop me from attending their events and other activities, and d) stop me from reporting on their events and other activities. They demonize, denigrate, and condemn my judgment, my intelligence, my motives, my abilities, and my accomplishments. They stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. They stress that they almost succeeded in getting ICRC to censure me at its 2006 Annual Convention. They stress that they will have their operatives and their dupes viciously destroy any individual, any organization, any company, and any government that might support me.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-stand-up-to-the-government-and-protect-your-internet-rights/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For that matter, would you be troubled if news and information about some controversial matter became tougher to find online because the major providers of internet service would just as soon you didn’t hear of it? The Federal Communications Commission wants to usher in that world. FCC Chairman Ajit V. Pai has a plan to scrap nearly every rule on the books that protects “net neutrality,” the idea that the companies that deliver internet service can’t pick and choose what you get to see or charge you extra for, say, applying for a job or watching a movie.)
— Wheaton-based marketing agency Ivor Andrew urges new license plates to replace ‘ugly, illegible mess’ – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/brown-firm-urges-new-license-plates-to-replace-ugly-illegible-mess/
— Roskam’s tax bill in Congress would hurt the middle class – Leslie Sadowski-Fugitt, Downers Grove
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/letters-tax-bill-in-congress-would-hurt-the-middle-class/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rep. Joe Barton told woman he would report her to Capitol Police if she exposed his secret sex life – Mike Debonis and Elise Viebeck (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents have not threatened me with reporting my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to the police; they know that many law enforcement officials read the emails. Instead, they do everything that they can to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and to stop everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Instead, they fail/refuse to include diersen@aol.com on their press advisory and press release lists. They do everything that they can to a) stop me from learning about their events and other activities, b) stop me from promoting their events and other activities, c) stop me from attending their events and other activities, and d) stop me from reporting on their events and other activities. They demonize, denigrate, and condemn my judgment, my intelligence, my motives, my abilities, and my accomplishments. They stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. They stress that they almost succeeded in getting ICRC to censure me at its 2006 Annual Convention. They stress that they will have their operatives and their dupes viciously destroy any individual, any organization, any company, and any government that might support me.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-joe-barton-nude-photo-20171122-story.html
— Tips for saving money on rent – Leslie Mann (DIERSEN: Government should encourage homeownership. The deductibility of mortgage interest and real estate taxes a) encouraged me to buy a new town home in 1972 when I was 24 years old, a studio condo in 1974, and a one bedroom condo in 1976 and b) encouraged my wife and I to buy a home in 1978 and to have one built in 1984.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/tca-tips-to-save-some-money-on-rent-20171122-story.html
— Sexual harassment lawsuit against former state Treasurer Dan Rutherford dismissed – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rutherford-sexual-harassment-lawsuit-20171122-story.html
— For the doughboys: How to preserve World War I memorials in Illinois – Editorial (DIERSEN: My outstanding grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-world-war-memorials-20171121-story.html
— 2018 ballots to start taking shape in the Southland – Mike Nolan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-southland-candidate-filing-preview-st-1126-20171125-story.html
— I like to imagine I’d be much more generous, if I only had more to spare – Amy Koss (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those nasty churchgoers in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who viciously demonize me, who viciously denigrate me, and who viciously condemn me as being someone who is not generous enough. They hint/imply/argue/shout that I am undeservedly filthy rich and that I should be extremely thankful a) that they have not yet stopped me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out, b) that they have not yet stopped everyone from reading those emails, c) that they have not yet ended my service as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, and d) that they let me serve as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, GAO employee 1980-1997, IRS employee 1971-1980, Post Office employee 1966-1969, etc.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-godmother-rich-wealthy-generous-brewery-artwalk-1123-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I’m reminded of a joke: One guy says to another: “If you had two houses, would you give one to the poor?” The second guy esponds: “Yes, definitely.” First fellow: “If you had two cars, would you give one to the poor?” “Sure.” Finally, the first guy asks, “If you had two shirts, would you give one to the poor?” The second guy scoffs, “No way, that’s ridiculous.” “But why?” Answer: “Because I have two shirts!”)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In an editorial with a big picture unethically made to look like a news article, anti-Trumps glorify and praise those who come to America illegally, those who stay in America illegally, and those who bring others to America illegally.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–immigrant-medical-students-20171020-story.html

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Middle-class seniors lose in tax reform – Rex Hutchison, Davenport (DIERSEN: I certainly hope that Bost, Davis, Hultgren, Kinzinger, LaHood, Roskam, and Shimkus will work hard in conference with the Senate to keep all the current itemized deductions and the personal exemption.)
http://qctimes.com/opinion/letters/letter-middle-class-seniors-lose-in-tax-reform/article_68a3c5cc-f95b-5bfa-90bf-5517df1ebd78.html
(FROM THE LETTER: If you are retired, own your home, have a decent retirement income, and itemize your federal taxes, get ready to pay more to support the tax reform bills being debated in Congress. It is obvious that for many, particularly for retired seniors, these proposals will result in a considerable tax increase for those who can least afford it. If you’ve been frugal, don’t have a mortgage, have no dependent children, and itemize your federal income taxes, you can expect your tax bill to increase. The math is simple. Taking away the ability to deduct Iowa income taxes, property taxes, and losing the personal exemptions may very well result in significant tax increases of $1,200 a year or more. An additional $1.5 trillion added to the national debt has to be paid for. You can expect that an all-out effort to cut social programs such as Medicare will be launched to the detriment of retired couples. My wife and I believe in giving back to the community and donate regularly to charitable organizations. We can partially alleviate this increase in federal taxes by no longer supporting organizations that do so much good in our community. Make no mistake, while this may be a boon to corporations and the very wealthy, it is not a “great gift” to many middle-class seniors who have worked hard and have been fiscally responsible to provide a decent retirement. I encourage everyone to do the math and determine if this is really such a great gift.)

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Lineup for 2018 to get going with filing – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20171122/bernard-schoenburg-lineup-for-2018-to-get-going-with-filing

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Operative in Mexican drug cartel appears in Chicago court – AP (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about the operatives and the dupes who work for my critics/opponents? They do everything that they can to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and to stop everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They fail/refuse to include diersen@aol.com on their press advisory and press release lists. They do everything that they can to a) stop me from learning about conservative and Republican events and other activities, b) stop me from promoting conservative and Republican events and other activities, c) stop me from attending conservative and Republican events and other activities, and d) stop me from reporting on conservative and Republican events and other activities. They demonize, denigrate, and condemn my judgment, my intelligence, my motives, my abilities, and my accomplishments. They stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. They stress that they almost succeeded in getting ICRC to censure me at its 2006 Annual Convention. They stress that they will viciously destroy any individual, any organization, any company, and any government that might support me.)
http://www.bnd.com/news/state/illinois/article186182223.html

 

BENTON EVENING NEWS
— Strange bedfellows, as union, Proft line up against Durkin – Rich Miller (DIERSEN: Those who line up against me are not strange bedfellows, they are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and/or they a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
http://www.bentoneveningnews.com/opinion/20171122/rich-miller-strange-bedfellows-as-union-proft-line-up-against-durkin

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Senior Republican Congressman John Shimkus Declines To Endorse Gov. Rauner – BRIAN MACKEY
http://nprillinois.org/post/senior-republican-congressman-declines-endorse-gov-rauner
— Third Party Candidates Want Rules Eased To Get On Ballot – MARY HANSEN (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs want Republicans who support the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform, and/or the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) resolution against video gambling to leave the MTRCC, to leave the DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and to leave the IRP and form a third party. I should write a book about Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs in the MTRCC, DCRCC, and IRP.)
http://nprillinois.org/post/third-party-candidates-want-rules-eased-get-ballot

 

WJBD RADIO
— Six Benefits of Being Thankful (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those nasty churchgoers in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who viciously demonize me, who viciously denigrate me, and who viciously condemn me as being someone who is not thankful enough. They hint/imply/argue/shout that I am undeservedly filthy rich and that I should be extremely thankful a) that they have not yet stopped me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out, b) that they have not yet stopped everyone from reading those emails, c) that they have not yet ended my service as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, and d) that they let me serve as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, GAO employee 1980-1997, IRS employee 1971-1980, Post Office employee 1966-1969, etc.)
http://www.wjbdradio.com/afternoon-show-blog/2017/11/22/six-benefits-of-being-thankful
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Thanksgiving is all about food and football for a lot of us. But it’s also about being grateful. Here are six reasons to reflect and be thankful for what you’ve got tomorrow. And why you should try to do it every day, not just on Thanksgiving . . .It makes you more patient. A study last year gave people the option of getting a small amount of money immediately, or MORE money at a later date. The one’s who’d shown more gratitude in earlier tests were more likely to wait for the bigger payout. It’s good for relationships. A 2010 study found taking time to be grateful toward your partner makes you more connected, and boosts your overall satisfaction as a couple. You take better care of yourself. A study in 2013 showed that when you’re grateful, you’re also more likely to exercise, eat healthy, and go to the doctor on a regular basis. It can help you sleep. A 2009 study found a connection between gratitude and sleeping well. Possibly because it makes you more positive, which relaxes your nervous system. And you don’t lie in bed worrying so much. It gives you more willpower to make better decisions. It even works with food. For example, if you eat dinner tomorrow and then write a list of things you’re thankful for, you’ll be less likely to go back for seconds. It makes you happier. There’s something called the “Three Good Things” exercise, where you have to think of three good things that happened each day. Studies have shown it can help with depression, and boost your overall happiness.)

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Illinois GOP calls on Durbin, Duckworth to give away Franken contributions – Caitlin Nordah
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511274506-illinois-gop-calls-on-durbin-duckworth-to-give-away-franken-contributions

 

KANE COUNTY REPORTER
— Kane County Board member finds opposition to property tax freeze ‘comical’ – Christopher Mobley
https://kanecountyreporter.com/stories/511274523-kane-county-board-member-finds-opposition-to-property-tax-freeze-comical

 

MCHENRY TIMES
— Prairie Grove trustee calls property tax freeze ‘a sham’ – Karen Kidd
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/511270156-prairie-grove-trustee-calls-property-tax-freeze-a-sham

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— 7 OUT OF TOP 10 RICHEST IN CONGRESS ARE DEMOCRATS – Alex Cameron
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/11/22/7-out-of-top-10-richest-in-congress-are-democrats/

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Trump’s State Department recognizes ‘Transgender Day of Remembrance’ – Lisa Bourne
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/u.s.-state-department-recognizes-transgender-day-of-remembrance
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Conservative activist Peter LaBarbera said the Tillerson transgender day statement was a “huge strategic and policy error.” “What’s wrong with these people?” he asked. “This is so bizarre. What do they hope to gain?” LaBarbera, president of Americans for the Truth About Homosexuality, criticized any maintenance of the previous administration’s overseas activism in regard the LGBT agenda, something not necessarily appreciated by many foreign countries. “This is typical of what people resented all over the world under Obama,” he said. “You are siding with homosexual advocacy, which is opposed all over the world.” “Other countries don’t share our recognition and even celebration of immorality,” continued LaBarbera. He concurred that support for so-called gay rights isn’t necessarily synonymous with human rights, and in fact often means taking away rights from those who aren’t on board with gay marriage. He pointed to the various U.S. small business owners who have been sued or otherwise persecuted for declining to take part in homosexual weddings. “You can respect and defend and celebrate human rights without celebrating LGBT identities and activism,” LaBarbera said. “We know that homosexual activists are very aggressive overseas, and for the U.S. to some on board with this as just another human right is ridiculous.” “We would have thought that these official acknowledgments would have ended with the Obama administration,” he continued, “and the fact that they are continuing under Trump is deeply troubling.”)

 

THE HILL
— Non-profits and charities can’t afford to lose grassroots donors due to tax reform – PAULA SCHNEIDER (DIERSEN: A major reason why my wife and I contribute more money to 501(c)(3) organizations is that the contributions are deductible. The contributions are deductible because we have large medical and dental, real estate, and state income tax deductions.)
http://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/361556-non-profits-and-charities-cant-afford-to-lose-grassroots-donors-due-to-tax

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Real Estate Agents Mobilize to Shield Homeowners on Tax Plan – Conor Dougherty and Ben Casselman (DIERSEN: Limiting or eliminating any of the itemized deductions will drive home values down.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/business/economy/tax-real-estate.html
— States Warn of Budget Crunch Under Republican Tax Plan – Alan Rappeport (DIERSEN: Limiting or eliminating any of the itemized deductions will drive home values down.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/22/us/politics/states-warn-of-budget-crunch-under-republican-tax-plan.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, anti-Trumps demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/22/us/politics/alliance-defending-freedom-gay-rights.html

 

FORTUNE
— J.P. Morgan’s Jamie Dimon (WHO PROMOTES THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER) Says He’d Bet Trump Will Be a One-Term President – Reuters (DIERSEN: To promote the SPLC is to reject all the religion of the world and to promote LGBTQ activity.)
http://fortune.com/2017/11/22/jamie-dimon-trump-one-term/

 

FORBES
— Nine In Ten Will Claim The Standard Deduction Under Tax Reform According To New White House Study – Ryan Ellis (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you itemize your deductions, you are viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned as being undeservedly filthy rich by members of the following groups: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors. My and my wife’s 2016 federal income tax return shows that we had $30,890 in itemized deductions. We paid $21,433 in medical and dental expenses and we were able to deduct $13,859 of that, we paid $12,835 in real estate taxes, we paid $1,468 in state income taxes, and we made $2,728 in 501(c)(3) contributions. To support the GOP tax bill is to say that a) you want those who take the standard deduction to pay less federal income tax and b) you want those who itemize their deductions to pay more federal income tax. Overwhelmingly, a) those who take the standard deduction are renters and younger and are more likely to vote for Democrats and b) those who itemize their deductions are homeowners and older and are more likely to vote for Republicans. From what I see, Republican leaders want those who itemize their deductions to take the biggest tax hit. I itemized 1972-1977 and my wife and I have itemized since 1978. Government should encourage homeownership and taking job-related graduate courses. The deductibility of mortgage interest, real estate taxes, and job-related education a) encouraged me to take job-related graduate courses 1972-1983 and 1992-1997, b) encouraged me to buy a new town home in 1972, a studio condo in 1974, and a one bedroom condo in 1976, and c) encouraged my wife and I to buy a home in 1978 and to have one built in 1984.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanellis/2017/11/22/nine-in-ten-will-claim-the-standard-deduction-under-tax-reform-according-to-new-white-house-study/#22cbf0e2172d

November 22 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— How will Trump presidency impact 2018 elections? – Suzanne Baker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-2018-elections-trump-factor-st-1126-20171122-story.html

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: South suburbs reaped $7 million in video gaming taxes in past year – Ted Slowik
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-video-gaming-revenue-st-1122-20171121-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Empty questions on Chicago’s March ballot mock our democracy – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/referendum-questions-mock-democracy-editorial/
— Dan Rutherford federal sex harassment suit dismissed – SAM CHARLES
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/dan-rutherford-federal-sex-harassment-suit-dismissed/

NBC5
— Lausch Sworn in as U.S. Attorney in Chicago – Richard Ray
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/After-Trump-Administration-Forced-Out-Fardon-New-US-Attorney-Sworn-in–459382273.html

 

WLS AM
— Bill Cameron talks to Governor Bruce Rauner’s GOP primary challenger, State Representative Jeanne Ives. Bill gets details on Rep. Ives stand on topics including state budget/finances, sexual harassment in the Illinois Statehouse, as well as her support of President Trump, and how she can reform Illinois in ways Governor Rauner has been unable to do.
http://www.wlsam.com/2017/11/22/connected-to-chicago-11-26-2017/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Would your employer excuse workplace violence like the Chicago Bulls are? – WILLIAM CHOSLOVSKY
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171122/OPINION/171129950/would-your-employer-excuse-workplace-violence-like-the-bulls-are
— The Senate tax bill’s chances just got better – Bloomberg (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you itemize your deductions, you are viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned as being undeservedly filthy rich by members of the following groups: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors. My and my wife’s 2016 federal income tax return shows that we had $30,890 in itemized deductions. We paid $21,433 in medical and dental expenses and we were able to deduct $13,859 of that, we paid $12,835 in real estate taxes, we paid $1,468 in state income taxes, and we made $2,728 in 501(c)(3) contributions. To support the GOP tax bill is to say that a) you want those who take the standard deduction to pay less federal income tax and b) you want those who itemize their deductions to pay more federal income tax. Overwhelmingly, a) those who take the standard deduction are renters and younger and are more likely to vote for Democrats and b) those who itemize their deductions are homeowners and older and are more likely to vote for Republicans. From what I see, Republican leaders want those who itemize their deductions to take the biggest tax hit. I itemized 1972-1977 and my wife and I have itemized since 1978. Government should encourage homeownership and taking job-related graduate courses. The deductibility of mortgage interest, real estate taxes, and job-related education a) encouraged me to take job-related graduate courses 1972-1983 and 1992-1997, b) encouraged me to buy a new town home in 1972, a studio condo in 1974, and a one bedroom condo in 1976, and c) encouraged my wife and I to buy a home in 1978 and to have one built in 1984.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171122/NEWS01/171129953/the-senate-tax-bills-chances-just-got-better

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Sex-harassment lawsuit against Rutherford dismissed – AP
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/government-and-politics/sex-harassment-lawsuit-against-rutherford-dismissed/article_4636af64-2cf5-5cdd-a976-f4d66babd2c6.html

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Dems showing measured disapproval on harassment claims – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-11-22/jim-dey-dems-showing-measured-disapproval-harassment-claims.html
— Davis hoping conference committee keeps tuition-waiver exemption – Tom Kacich (DIERSEN: I certainly hope that Bost, Davis, Hultgren, Kinzinger, LaHood, Roskam, and Shimkus will work hard in conference with the Senate to keep all the current itemized deductions and the personal exemption.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-11-22/davis-hoping-conference-committee-keeps-tuition-waiver-exemption.html

 

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— Disparaging the Prevailing Wage Act – Bill Knight
http://www.galesburg.com/opinion/20171122/bill-knight-disparaging-prevailing-wage-act

 

RIVERSIDE BROOKFIELD LANDMARK
— Elected leaders should make call on gambling (DIERSEN: Gambling is a vice. Gambling is destructive.)
http://www.rblandmark.com/News/Articles/11-21-2017/Elected-leaders-should-make-call-on-gambling/

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC, ILLEGAL: Illinois Lawmaker Don Harmon’s Plan To Combat Opioid Abuse With Cannabis – JACLYN DRISCOLL
http://nprillinois.org/post/illinois-lawmakers-plan-combat-opioid-abuse-cannabis

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO & PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Ives Among The Trump Supporters At MAGA Rally In Rockford – SUSAN STEPHENS
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/candidate-governor-among-trump-supporters-maga-rally-rockford
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/candidate-governor-among-trump-supporters-maga-rally-rockford#stream/0

 

COD COURIER
— COD commits itself to transparency after the HLC’s lifting of probation
https://codcourier.org/7383/opinion/cod-commits-itself-to-transparency-after-the-hlcs-lifting-of-probation/

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Ives calls for redacted sexual harassment complaints to be released – Caitlin Nordahl
https://northcooknews.com/stories/511262657-ives-calls-for-redacted-sexual-harassment-complaints-to-be-released

 

WIRE POINTS
— A near-perfect way to hike property taxes in Illinois – Ted Dabrowski
http://www.wirepoints.com/a-near-perfect-way-to-hike-property-taxes-in-illinois/

 

RUSS STEWART
— “MARGINALIZED” SOCIAL CONSERVATIVES FIELD RAUNER OPPONENT (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman in Illinois? If so, who takes the lead in marginalizing socially conservative Republican Precinct Committeemen in your township and in your county? I should write a book about those who have taken the lead in marginalizing socially conservative Republican Precinct Committeemen in Milton Township and in DuPage County since 1999.)
http://www.russstewart.com/articles/2017/11-22-2017.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Conservative radio talk show host Dan Proft, who ran for governor in 2010, is pushing the Ives candidacy. She is utterly unknown, and needs money, like about $10 million, and some issues. Attacking the governor as pro-choice would (1) ingratiate Rauner to a lot of socially liberal independents, and would (2) isolate her as a one-issue fringe candidate. Rumors abound that mega-donor Dick Uihlien, who has given a lot of money to Republicans over the years, or even the Koch brothers, might fund Ives. But the Republican Governors Association will do everything possible to re-elect Rauner.)

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DeKalb Court Nullifies Former NIU President Baker’s Golden Parachute – KIRK ALLEN
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/11/dekalb-court-nullifies-former-niu-president-bakers-golden-parachute/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— THIS THANKSGIVING, NEARLY 1M ILLINOIS HOUSEHOLDS FORCED TO RELY ON FOOD STAMPS The failure of lawmakers to enact policies that spark growth will render millions of Illinoisans dependent on assistance for meals this holiday season. – Vincent Caruso (DIERSEN: Hopefully, the percentage of those on food stamps who fail/refuse to take “bad” jobs is small. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized, denigrated, and condemned all the jobs that I have had as being “bad.” 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. Further, hopefully, all those on food stamps are doing everything that they can to qualify themselves for better paying jobs. Notwithstanding the fact that my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always viciously demonized me, viciously denigrated me, and viciously condemned me as being stupid and lazy, I nevertheless earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/this-thanksgiving-nearly-1m-illinois-households-forced-to-rely-on-food-stamps/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GOOGLE DISAGREES WITH YOU?
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/11/what-happens-when-google-disagrees-with-you.html

 

GOPUSA
— Chris Matthews rips Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama for looking down on ‘white working people’ (DIERSEN: Who looks down on you? My critics/opponents look down on not only me, but they look down on all individuals, all organizations, all companies, all governments, and all countries that they cannot manipulate/dominate. If they do not look on you, it is because you glorify and praise them, because you pander to them, because you serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or because you give them money.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=33741
— Don’t Make Taxpayers Subsidize Sex Bullies
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=33791

 

BREITBART
— Ticket Prices for Thanksgiving NFL Game Tumbling to Less than $15 as Anthem Protests Continue – WARNER TODD HUSTON
http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2017/11/21/ticket-pricesthanksgiving-nfl-tumbling-less-15-anthem-protests-continue/

 

BLAZE
— Harvard intentionally limits Asian student admissions, suit says—and Justice Dept. is investigating – Dave Urbanski (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/11/22/harvard-intentionally-limits-asian-student-admissions-suit-says-and-justice-dept-is-investigating

 

BLASTING NEWS
— Sanctuary cities and states are alienating the American citizenry The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and POTUS Trump are continually clashing over executive orders. – Wil Pixton
http://us.blastingnews.com/opinion/2017/11/sanctuary-cities-and-states-are-alienating-the-american-citizenry-002186517.html

 

THE HILL
— Conservatives need a strategy for dealing with weak GOP ‘leaders’ – JENNY BETH MARTIN
http://thehill.com/opinion/finance/361507-conservatives-need-a-strategy-for-dealing-with-weak-gop-leaders

 

NEW YORK POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The stronger that you blast Trump, the stronger that anti-Trumps promote you.
https://nypost.com/2017/11/22/former-rnc-head-blasts-trumps-endorsement-of-roy-moore/

November 22 Morning Edition

CBS2
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC, ILLEGAL: Cannabis-Infused Dining Coming To Chicago (DIERSEN: If you promote pot, you promote destruction.)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/11/20/cannabis-infused-dining-coming-to-chicago/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Activists planning return to Mag Mile for ‘Day of Defiance’ – Andy Grimm
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/activists-planning-return-to-mag-mile-for-day-of-defiance/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— How Trump is building a bureaucratic wall to keep out immigrants – Maria Sacchetti and Nick Miroff
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-immigration-bureaucracy-20171121-story.html
— Republicans warn of higher taxes with Pritzker – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-cta-20171122-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Speaking of the graduated income tax, the Gov. Rauner-backed state Republican Party is warning that taxes would go up on more people than just those with large incomes if Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker is elected. But Pritzker aides said he’s focused on getting a graduated income tax to replace the state’s current flat rate and also will look for other revenue-raising concepts that wouldn’t hike taxes on the middle class. The back and forth was the result of Pritzker’s appearance earlier in the week before the Crain’s Chicago Business Editorial Board. The billionaire entrepreneur and investor said he was unsure if new revenue from a graduated income tax that couldn’t be implemented until 2020 at the earliest would be sufficient for the state’s budget needs, including for education. The state GOP said: “Pritzker continues to mirror his patron (Democratic House Speaker) Mike Madigan when it comes to taxes, promoting even higher taxes despite Madigan’s 32 percent tax hike on Illinois families earlier this year.” But Pritzker’s camp said, “J.B. does not believe we should raise taxes on middle-class families, period.” Along with a graduated income tax, the campaign said Pritzker was “committed to finding budget solutions, like legalizing and taxing marijuana.”)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Experience solving problems and thinking big – J.B. Pritzker
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20171122/jb-pritzker-experience-solving-problems-and-thinking-big
— Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviors. – AP (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes either a) do little or nothing to discourage/oppose the promotion of unhealthy behaviors or b) promote unhealthy behaviors.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20171121/news/311219909/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— It’s not just car insurance—State Farm hiking homeowners’ rates – STEVE DANIELS (DIERSEN: What percent of homeowners are Republican or Democrat? I would expect that a significantly higher percentage of homeowners are Republicans. What percent of homeowners are older v. younger? I would expect that a significantly higher percentage of homeowners are older. What percent of homeowners are retired? I would expect that percentage is high and getting higher. Federal COLAs have always been less than real inflation.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171122/NEWS01/171129967/its-not-just-car-insurance-state-farm-hiking-homeowners-rates

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Make America Great Again rally comes to Rockford, drawing hundreds – Adam Poulisse
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20171121/make-america-great-again-rally-comes-to-rockford-drawing-hundreds

 

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— Americans have much for which to give thanks – Editorial (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those nasty churchgoers in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who viciously demonize me, who viciously denigrate me, and who viciously condemn me as being someone who is not thankful enough. They hint/imply/argue/shout that I am undeservedly filthy rich and that I should be extremely thankful a) that they have not yet stopped me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out, b) that they have not yet stopped everyone from reading those emails, c) that they have not yet ending my service as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, and d) that they let me serve as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, GAO employee 1980-1997, IRS employee 1971-1980, Post Office employee 1966-1969, etc.) http://www.whig.com/20171122/americans-have-much-for-which-to-give-thanks#//

 

TIMES
— Local 150 and Dan Proft: The enemy of my enemy is my friend – Rich Miller (DIERSEN: Who wants you to be their enemy? I should write a book about those who want me to be their enemy. They do not want me to a) know about their events and other activities, b) promote their events and other activities, c) attend their events, or d) report on their events and other activities. To serve their purposes, they alternate between treating me like a) I am a member of the news media and b) I am not a member of the news media.)
http://www.mywebtimes.com/opinion/columnists/capitol-fax-local-and-dan-proft-the-enemy-of-my/article_7fa221a9-4241-5dec-9a75-3629a9da4134.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Operating Engineers Union Local 150 is making good on its threat to back a Republican primary opponent against House Republican Leader Jim Durkin. The union local’s president, Jim Sweeney, told me he had about a dozen members in Durkin’s district passing nominating petitions for Burr Ridge Mayor Mickey Straub a couple of weekends ago. Straub is running against Durkin as a Republican. Sweeney said he expected to double that number the following weekend. Challenging a legislative leader in a primary is just not done. But these are not normal times. Local 150 led the fight against Bruce Rauner in the 2014 Republican primary and then backed a Libertarian Party candidate against him that fall. The union’s leadership has fumed as Rauner has pushed his anti-union agenda, and now wants some payback on Durkin for helping to kill their bill to ban the creation of “right to work” zones by local governments. The governor vetoed the bill and the union tried twice to override Rauner without success, mainly because Durkin was able to keep his caucus together. Since the union blames Durkin they’ll ally themselves with anybody, including Republican activist Dan Proft, if they have to. Proft is backing Straub against Durkin, who he claims isn’t fit to be Leader. But Proft is not exactly known for being a big union supporter. In fact, according to the Daily Law Bulletin, Proft co-founded the Liberty Justice Center, which, irony of ironies, is representing Lincolnshire against a lawsuit backed by Local 150 over the village’s creation of a local right to work zone — the very event that Local 150’s vetoed bill tried to outlaw. Don’t even try to wrap your mind around all that. You’ll go nuts. This fight is beyond ideology. Sweeney and Proft have a common cause — messing with Durkin — and they’re sticking with that.)

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— College students fleeing Illinois for cheaper tuition. Legislature seeks to change that. – JOSEPH BUSTOS (DIERSEN: How much tuition have you paid, to which universities, and when? I paid lots of tuition to IIT 1992-1997, Roosevelt 1980-1981, DePaul 1976-1980, Loyola 1972-1976, NIU 1969-1970, and UIC 1966-1968, 1971, and 1981-1983.)
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article185818703.html

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Illinois GOP continues wait for Pritzker’s tax returns – Deb Rogers
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511271517-illinois-gop-continues-wait-for-pritzker-s-tax-returns

 

WEST CENTRAL REPORTER
— Liberty Principles PAC airs ad slamming Durkin – Robert Hadley
https://westcentralreporter.com/stories/511274516-liberty-principles-pac-airs-ad-slamming-durkin

 

GOPUSA
— Diversity Obsession – Walter E. Williams (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Those Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to not hire, to waste the careers of, and to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.

http://www.gopusa.com/?p=33789

 

FOX NEWS
— DOJ moves to strip citizenship for immigrant child sex abusers – Alex Pappas
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/21/doj-moves-to-strip-citizenship-for-immigrant-child-sex-abusers.html

 

BREITBART
— ‘Mexico First’: Roy Moore Slams Doug Jones on Amnesty, Border – IAN MASON
http://www.breitbart.com/2018-elections/2017/11/21/mexico-first-roy-moore-slams-doug-jones-on-amnesty-border/

 

BLAZE
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Poll: 60 percent of American women say they have experienced sexual harassment – Kate Scanlon
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/11/21/poll-60-percent-of-american-women-say-they-have-experienced-sexual-harassment

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— WHY APPLE’S DIVERSITY CHIEF IS OUT – Kent Kellar (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Those Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to not hire, to waste the careers of, and to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/11/21/why-apples-diversity-chief-is-out/

 

THE HILL
— Political media engulfed by sexual harassment crisis – JONATHAN EASLEY
http://thehill.com/homenews/media/361422-harassment-allegations-shake-political-media
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more that you insult Trump, the more that anti-Trumps glorify and praise you.
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/361484-ex-rnc-chair-trumps-comments-on-roy-moore-beyond-stupid

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Nevada’s recreational pot sales top September projection
http://mynews4.com/news/local/nevadas-recreational-pot-sales-top-september-projection

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: F.C.C. Releases Plan to Repeal Net Neutrality Clash Over Free Speech A Win For Telecom Giants Could Be a Blow to Consumers – Cecilia Kang (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want Internet providers a) to stop everyone from visiting www.gopillinois.com and b) to stop everyone from receiving GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/technology/fcc-net-neutrality.html
— Victims of Canada’s ‘Gay Purge’ to Get Apology from Trudeau – Ian Austen (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who purges who in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? ANSWER: Individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors PURGE THOSE THAT ARE Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about the leading purgers in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/world/canada/gays-trudeau-apology.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— How Trump is building a border wall that no one can see – Maria Sacchetti and Nick Miroff
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/immigration/how-trump-is-building-a-border-wall-no-one-can-see/2017/11/21/83d3b746-cba0-11e7-b0cf-7689a9f2d84e_story.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— The chained CPI: Another secret tax hike for the middle class slipped into the GOP tax bills – Michael Hiltzik (DIERSEN: Federal COLAs have always been far less than real inflation.)
http://beta.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-chained-cpi-tax-bill-20171121-story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Teaching Teens Time Management How to help teenagers learn to juggle their own competing classes and extracurricular activities – Sue Shellenbarger (DIERSEN: What did you do with your evenings, Saturdays, and summers when you were in high school? During my junior and senior years and the summer in between 1964-1966, I washed dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. That enabled me to earn/save enough money to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in May of 1966.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/step-away-from-your-over-scheduled-teen-1511282108

 

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you itemize your deductions, you are viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned as being undeservedly filthy rich by members of the following groups: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors. My and my wife’s 2016 federal income tax return shows that we had $30,890 in itemized deductions. We paid $21,433 in medical and dental expenses and we were able to deduct $13,859 of that, we paid $12,835 in real estate taxes, we paid $1,468 in state income taxes, and we made $2,728 in 501(c)(3) contributions. To support the GOP tax bill is to say that a) you want those who take the standard deduction to pay less federal income tax and b) you want those who itemize their deductions to pay more federal income tax. Overwhelmingly, a) those who take the standard deduction are renters and younger and are more likely to vote for Democrats and b) those who itemize their deductions are homeowners and older and are more likely to vote for Republicans. From what I see, Republican leaders want those who itemize their deductions to take the biggest tax hit. I itemized 1972-1977 and my wife and I have itemized since 1978. Government should encourage homeownership and taking job-related graduate courses. The deductibility of mortgage interest, real estate taxes, and job-related education a) encouraged me to take job-related graduate courses 1972-1983 and 1992-1997, b) encouraged me to buy a new town home in 1972, a studio condo in 1974, and a one bedroom condo in 1976, and c) encouraged my wife and I to buy a home in 1978 and to have one built in 1984.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adammillsap/2017/11/22/cutting-salt-is-good-for-americas-health/#345c18e021dc

 

USA TODAY
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Want to retire early? Better have a lot of cash. – Robert Powell (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how being forced to take early retirement dramatically lowers your standard of living. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would love it. They have always been overjoyed a) that my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, 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 $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) that my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) that my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/usa-today-us-edition/20171122/281745564691566
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Unless you have accumulated several million dollars for retirement, probably at least $3 million per spouse and hopefully much more, you are going to have some exposure to the risks of losing your standard of living or returning to work.”)

 

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more that you insult Trump, the more that anti-Trumps glorify and praise you.
http://www.newsweek.com/trumps-defense-roy-moore-beyond-stupid-says-ex-rnc-chair-michael-steele-719349

November 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Increased taxes, fees on phones, ride-hailing and concert tickets approved in 2018 Chicago budget – Sarah Schulte
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/increased-taxes-fees-on-phones-ride-hailing-and-concert-tickets-approved-in-2018-chicago-budget/2678513/
— Cook County approves budget with 321 layoffs – Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/cook-county-approves-budget-with-321-layoffs/2679097/

 

NBC5
— Why Alabama Young Republicans Are Deserting Roy Moore “At some point, decency comes before politics”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Alabama-Young-Republicans-Deserting-Roy-Moore-459090083.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump discounts accusations against Senate candidate Moore – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/trump-discounts-accusations-against-senate-candidate-moore

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rich candidates for gov might want throw that money at schools – Phil kadner
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/kadner-rich-candidates-for-gov-might-want-throw-that-money-at-schools/
— We are witnessing a backlash against bullying of all kinds – Robert Reich
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/reich-we-are-witnessing-a-backlash-against-bullying-of-all-kinds/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— (ILLEGAL) Immigrant Francisca Lino who sought sanctuary at Chicago church files civil rights lawsuit – Nereida Moreno
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/immigration/ct-met-francisca-lino-church-sanctuary-lawsuit-1122-story.html
— 9 reasons not to be thankful for the GOP’s tax plans – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-perspec-zorn-tax-overall-nine-reasons-1122-20171121-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 9. They’re anti-education. . .8. They preserve much of the carried interest loophole. . .7. They eliminate the alternative-minimum tax. . .6. They weaken or eliminate the tax on high amounts of inherited wealth. . .5. They’re anti-health. . .4. They favor businesses over individuals. . .3. They favor the rich over the poor. . .2. They’re being rushed through. . .1. They’re being rammed down the throats of the American people.)
— Emanuel’s 2018 budget approved; cost of phone fees and ride-share trips to rise – John Byrne and Bill Ruthhart
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-rahm-emanuel-2018-budget-passes-20171121-story.html
— This is a new day for feminists, I reckon As a wave of sexual harassment scandals rock the world of men, brace yourselves for a backlash. – Clarence Page
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-perspec-page-weinstein-reckoning-al-franken-donald-trump-1122-20171121-story.html
— ‘We will not be silenced:’ Palos Township meeting unravels after activists confront controversial trustee – Zak Koeske
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-palos-township-brannigan-protests-st-1122-20171121-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump’s sickening decision to stand by Roy Moore.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-met-trump-roy-moore-huppke-20171121-story.html
— FCC plan would give Internet providers power to choose the sites customers see and use – Brian Fung (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want Internet providers a) to stop everyone from visiting www.gopillinois.com and b) to stop everyone from receiving GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/technology/ct-fcc-net-neutrality-vote-20171121-story.html
— It’s always been our duty to report the truth. So why’d it take so long? – Dan K. Thomasson (DIERSEN: Democrats run the news media. If news cannot be spun to promote the Democrat Party platform, they delay it, they downplay it, they bury it, or they never report it.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-truth-sexual-harassment-women-1122-20171120-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County board, Zaruba clash over proposed cuts to sheriff’s office – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: Charles Bowsher ran GAO 1981-1996. Bowsher did not clash with Congress over budget cuts. Instead, Bowsher got rid of the agency’s employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171121/dupage-county-board-zaruba-clash-over-proposed-cuts-to-sheriffs-office
— FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules – AP (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want internet providers a) to stop everyone from visiting www.gopillinois.com and b) to stop everyone from receiving GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20171121/news/311219826/
— A man accused of pulling his estranged wife from her car and attacking her in a St. Charles industrial park earlier this year has pleaded guilty and must serve two years of probation. Mohammad B. Sultan, 43, of the 1300 block of North Main Street, Wheaton, recently pleaded guilty to one count of felony aggravated domestic battery and violating an order of protection, according to Kane County court records. – Harry Hitzeman
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171121/jail-probation-for-man-who-attacked-estranged-wife-on-st-charles-street

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— House tax bill is littered with loopholes for Wall Street’s wealthiest – Bloomberg
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171121/NEWS01/171129972/house-tax-bill-is-littered-with-loopholes-for-wall-streets-wealthiest

 

WTTW
— Roskam on GOP Tax Bill: ‘Best Way to Grow Economy’ (DIERSEN: The bill cuts taxes for those who take the standard deduction and increases taxes for those who itemize their deductions. Overwhelmingly, a) those who take the standard deduction are renters and younger and are more likely to vote for Democrats and b) those who itemize their deductions are homeowners and older and are more likely to vote for Republicans.)
http://video.wttw.com/video/3006884867/

 

SOUTHERN
— In Cairo on Tuesday, Comptroller Mendoza calls Gov. Rauner ‘All Carhartt and no heart’ – MOLLY PARKER
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/acha/in-cairo-on-tuesday-comptroller-mendoza-calls-gov-rauner-all/article_49bc5e08-66d0-5a92-a8b8-1cc7ff53a624.html

 

WSIU
— U.S. Rep. Shimkus Says President Trump is Following Through on Promise to Disrupt Government (DIERSEN: Have you followed through on your promises? I have. As the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, I followed through on my promise to assure that TAPROOT would a) hold a breakfast meeting the third Saturday morning of every month except August and December, b) hold a picnic each August, and c) hold a Christmas party each December. But that was not good enough for my critics/opponents.)
http://news.wsiu.org/post/us-rep-shimkus-says-president-trump-following-through-promise-disrupt-government

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Property taxes remain flat in COD levy
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/11/21/property-taxes-remain-flat-in-cod-levy/alhctej/
— Wheaton city manager updates chamber on streetscape plan as construction wraps up – ERIC SCHELKOPF
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/11/21/wheaton-city-manager-updates-chamber-on-streetscape-plan-as-construction-wraps-up/a6kl981/

 

NEWTON PRESS MONITOR
— The Rauner Agenda at Western Illinois University – Merrill Cole is Professor of English at WIU. He is the Advisor for the WIU Queer Studies minor, a member of UCOSOGIE, and a member of the WIU Diversity Council. He lives in Macomb with his husband, Rick Ponce.
http://www.pressmentor.com/opinion/20171120/rauner-agenda-at-western-illinois-university

 

WIRE POINTS
— Rising property taxes and stagnant incomes: A lethal combination for Illinoisans – Ted Dabrowski
http://www.wirepoints.com/rising-property-taxes-and-stagnant-incomes-a-lethal-combination-for-illinoisans/

 

WEST COOK NEWS
— Cicero assessor calls township opposition to property tax freeze the ‘right thing to do’
https://westcooknews.com/stories/511273747-cicero-assessor-calls-township-opposition-to-property-tax-freeze-the-right-thing-to-do

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Lisle Township supervisor defends opposition to proposed property tax freeze legislation – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511273678-lisle-township-supervisor-defends-opposition-to-proposed-property-tax-freeze-legislation
— Put taxpayer first when considering property tax freeze, Wheatland Township trustee says – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511273690-put-taxpayer-first-when-considering-property-tax-freeze-wheatland-township-trustee-says

 

CAPITOL FAX
— New Proft TV ad claims Durkin and Madigan “like Illinois state government just as it is”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/21/new-proft-tv-ad-claims-durkin-and-madigan-like-illinois-state-government-just-as-it-is/
— Rauner: “Illinois is at the edge of disaster”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/21/rauner-illinois-is-at-the-edge-of-disaster/
— Shimkus won’t endorse in gubernatorial primary
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/21/shimkus-wont-endorse-in-gubernatorial-primary/
— Biss wants more tax return details (DIERSEN: What would your 2016 federal income tax return show? My and my wife’s 2016 federal income tax return shows that we had $30,890 in itemized deductions. We paid $21,433 in medical and dental expenses and we were able to deduct $13,859 of that, we paid $12,835 in real estate taxes, we paid $1,468 in state income taxes, and we made $2,728 in 501(c)(3) contributions.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/21/biss-wants-more-tax-return-details/
— Pritzker is taking a page from Rauner’s 2014 campaign (in a good way)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/21/pritzker-is-taking-a-page-from-rauners-2014-campaign-in-a-good-way/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Pritzker is doing what Bruce Rauner did in 2013 and 2014. The ILGOP basically existed only on paper back then. Rauner opened a ton of field offices during the primary (Pritzker just opened his 15th field office) and hired a ton of field staff. Rauner’s press releases back then were also similar to Pritzker’s today. Pritzker doesn’t just do specific candidate-based releases, he sends out lots of releases that you’d normally see from state parties in other states. The difference is that Rauner completely took over the ILGOP after the primary, injecting tens of millions of dollars in the process. Pritzker won’t be able to do that unless Speaker Madigan steps aside, and that doesn’t seem likely.)
— Illinois Policy Institute’s lobbying arm got $2.5 million last year from group that bankrolled Merrick Garland fight
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/21/illinois-policy-institutes-lobbying-arm-got-25-million-last-year-from-group-that-bankrolled-merrick-garland-fight/

 

DAILY ILLINI
— University instructor arrested, allegedly assaulted students
https://dailyillini.com/news/2017/11/20/university-instructor-arrested-allegedly-assaulted-students/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot promoters promote pot big time. If you promote pot, you promote destruction.
https://www.ilnews.org/news/statewide/marijuana-expert-legal-weed-inevitable-in-illinois-likely-soon/article_3b01ab0c-cbca-11e7-b639-b31158aff623.html

 

POLITIFACT ILLINOIS
— Wealthy Illinois candidates face tax disclosure minefield – Matt Dietrich
http://www.politifact.com/illinois/article/2017/nov/21/will-pritzkerkennedy-reveal-more-about-their-taxes/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Nearly half of DHS uniforms bought south of the border Mexico makes 70 percent of TSA uniforms – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps have no problem with America depending on a country a) that sends many millions of its citizens into America illegally, b) that keeps many millions of its citizens in America illegally, and c) that sends mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/21/nearly-half-dhs-uniforms-bought-south-border/

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— Bloated Federal Agencies Have Become the Norm. Here’s the Key to Sizing Them Down. – John York (DIERSEN: Democrats run federal agencies. When they get rid of bloat, they get rid of their employees who are Republican, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://dailysignal.com/2017/11/21/bloated-federal-agencies-become-norm-heres-key-sizing/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Time to Give Thanks to White Males – Noel S. Williams
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/11/its_time_to_give_thanks_to_white_males.html

 

RED STATE
— Promising Republican Candidates Are Being Torpedoed By Antiquated Notions Of Sexual Morality – Jim Jamitis (DIERSEN: If you have ever done anything that subjects you to blackmail, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office.)
https://www.redstate.com/jimjamitis/2017/11/21/promising-republican-candidates-torpedoed-antiquated-notions-sexual-morality/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— University of Illinois instructor arrested after confronting conservative students – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/21/tariq-khan-university-of-illinois-instructor-arres/

 

THE HILL
— Establishment GOP conflicted over potential Moore win – ALEXANDER BOLTON (DIERSEN: When push comes to shove, establishment Republicans would rather see a Democrat elected than a conservative.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/361284-establishment-gop-conflicted-over-potential-moore-win

 

POLITICO
— Conyers scandal rocks House Democrats – JOHN BRESNAHAN and HEATHER CAYGLE
https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/21/john-conyers-sexual-harassment-253977

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Defends Roy Moore, Citing Candidate’s Denial of Allegations – Michael D. Shear
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/us/politics/roy-moore-trump-alabama.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Federal regulators unveiled a plan Tuesday that would give Internet providers broad powers to determine what websites and online services their customers can see and use. – Brian Fung (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want Internet providers a) to stop everyone from visiting www.gopillinois.com and b) to stop everyone from receiving GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/11/21/the-fcc-has-unveiled-its-plan-to-rollback-its-net-neutrality-rules/
— Federal judge says Trump administration can’t stop funding sex-reassignment surgery for military members – Ann E. Marimow
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/a-second-judge-blocks-trump-administrations-proposed-transgender-military-ban/2017/11/21/d91f65e4-cee1-11e7-81bc-c55a220c8cbe_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Former Israeli Actress Alleged to Be Operative for Corporate-Investigation Firm – Mark Maremont, Jacquie McNish and Rob Copeland (DIERSEN: Do you serve as an operative or as a dupe for someone? I do not. I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who serve as operates or dupes for those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/aspiring-actress-alleged-to-be-operative-at-israeli-intelligence-firm-1510808386

 

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Americans agree with GAO and CATO.
http://www.newsweek.com/border-checkpoints-are-expensive-waste-time-and-money-718494

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Chicago Renews Legal Fund for Immigrants Facing Deportation (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Chicago encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.)
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2017-11-21/chicago-renews-legal-fund-for-immigrants-facing-deportation

 

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
— Former ‘Saturday Night Live’ Female Stars, Staff Support Al Franken in Signed Statement – Jackie Strause (DIERSEN: Who supports you? My critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. They have made it very clear that they will have their operatives and their dupes destroy any individual, any organization, any company, and any government that might support me. They crow about their success in a) baring me from political events, b) evicting me from political events, c) ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, d) ending my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, e) ending my service as a Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster not only once, but twice, f) ending my Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, g) ending my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership, h) ending my GAO employment, i) etc.)
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/saturday-night-live-female-stars-staff-support-al-franken-1060656

November 21 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Puppy Fatally Attacked by Pit Bull in Wheaton, Family Says Aaron Rontal recalled one his daughters telling him the pit bull was “was shaking (Theo) around like he was a chew toy.” – Dick Johnson
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Puppy-Fatally-Attacked-by-Pit-Bull-in-Wheaton-Family-Says-458993713.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Girl Scouts to parents: Don’t force kids to hug family during the holidays
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/dont-miss/girls-scouts-to-parents-dont-force-kids-to-hug-family-during-the-holidays

 

WLS AM
— Illinois to stay in controversial voter database for now
http://www.wlsam.com/2017/11/21/illinois-to-stay-in-controversial-voter-database-for-now/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— A middle-class tax cut? Oh, puhleeze! – Doyle McManus (DIERSEN: To support the GOP tax bill is to say that a) you want those who take the standard deduction to pay less federal income tax and b) you want those who itemize their deductions to pay more federal income tax. Overwhelmingly, a) those who take the standard deduction are renters and younger and are more likely to vote for Democrats and b) those who itemize their deductions are homeowners and older and are more likely to vote for Republicans.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-taxes-gop-tax-bill-middle-class-1121-story.html
— Al Franken’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ era was full of jokes disparaging women – Allison Yarrow
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-franken-snl-jokes-women-1121-20171120-story.html
— Rep. John Conyers settled complaint over sexual conduct – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-john-conyers-sexual-conduct-complaint-20171120-story.html
— House GOP tax plan would fall $1.3 trillion short of paying for itself, study finds – Damian Paletta
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-house-gop-tax-plan-20171120-story.html
— Typical homeowner will pay $174 more to City Hall, CPS in 2018 – Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chicago-taxes-next-year-20171116-story.html
— Corporate tax cut plans put local home buyers, sellers, builders in a bind – Robert Reed
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/reed/ct-biz-home-tax-buyer-impact-20171117-story.html
— Why Democrats should tell Al Franken to resign – Paul Waldman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-democrats-tell-al-franken-resign-20171121-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump promises Americans ‘huge tax cut’ for Christmas – AP (DIERSEN: To support the GOP tax bill is to say that a) you want those who take the standard deduction to pay less federal income tax and b) you want those who itemize their deductions to pay more federal income tax. Overwhelmingly, a) those who take the standard deduction are renters and younger and are more likely to vote for Democrats and b) those who itemize their deductions are homeowners and older and are more likely to vote for Republicans.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/tax-overhaul-trump-individual-mandate/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Elite are keeping the state divided – Alexander Paterakis (DIERSEN: What do the elite in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois think of you? On who/what do they base their opinion of you? Based on the words and the actions of their spokespersons yesterday evening, Vince Kolber, Ed Bachrach, Virginia McCaskey, and/or Gary Rabine have an extremely low opinion of me and an extremely low opinion of what I have done for you as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. On who/what do Vince Kolber, Ed Bachrach, Virginia McCaskey, and/or Gary Rabine base their opinion of me?)
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20171121/alexander-paterakis-elite-are-keeping-the-state-divided
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: VERY SAD: McDonald’s plans to tear down Des Plaines replica restaurant – Christopher Placek
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171120/mcdonalds-plans-to-tear-down-des-plaines-replica-restaurant
— Study shows it pays to be a St. Charles employee – James Fuller (DIERSEN: Virtually everyone hints/implies/argues/shouts that federal employees are overpaid. But 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.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171121/study-shows-it-pays-to-be-a-st-charles-employee
— U-46 leaders discuss rolling out dual language in high schools – Madhu Krishnamurthy
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171121/u-46-leaders-discuss-rolling-out-dual-language-in-high-schools
(FROM THE ARTICLE: School board member Jeanette Ward said she is concerned the dual language program targets Spanish speaking students and that it prolongs dependence on Spanish.)

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker: ‘There really is no Illinois Democratic Party’ – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171120/BLOGS02/171129984
— Which charities are the big winners in the city budget? – LISA BERTAGNOLI (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, charities promote the Democrat Party platform.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171121/NEWS07/171129983/which-charities-are-the-big-winners-in-the-city-budget

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Filing period for March 2018 primary starts Monday
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-11-21/filing-period-march-2018-primary-starts-monday.html

 

JOURNAL COURIER
— This tax cut is not for you – Steve Hochstadt
http://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/116256/commentary-this-tax-cut-is-not-for-you

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Deficit Spending Finger Pointing – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=255577#.WhQp18vR-M8
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot promoters promote pot big time. If you promote pot, you promote destruction.
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=255578#.WhQ72cvR-M8

 

TIMES
— Unions back candidate Lance Yednock against Jerry Long – David Giuliani (DIERSEN: What do unions and union members think of you? I was a union member for almost 12 years. What do those who are anti-union think of you? I was a union member for almost 12 years.)
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/unions-back-candidate-against-long/article_1bae7802-458b-5796-a128-c91d5bac2228.html

 

SOUTHERN
— At the holidays, HUD’s confusing letter telling Cairo residents to move ‘immediately’ met with frustration – MOLLY PARKER
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/acha/at-the-holidays-hud-s-confusing-letter-telling-cairo-residents/article_723d08e2-ac20-5e92-8300-0155f2358fce.html

 

DES MOINES REGISTER
— Businesses should be required to use E-Verify – Russell Dorsey, Altoona
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/readers/2017/11/20/businesses-should-required-use-e-verify/880962001/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Rand Paul to ‘likely support’ GOP tax bill, aide says – LAUREN FOX (DIERSEN: To support the GOP tax bill is to say that a) you want those who take the standard deduction to pay less federal income tax and b) you want those who itemize their deductions to pay more federal income tax. Overwhelmingly, a) those who take the standard deduction are renters and younger and are more likely to vote for Democrats and b) those who itemize their deductions are homeowners and older and are more likely to vote for Republicans.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/rand-paul-to-likely-support-gop-tax-bill-aide-says/860970291
— Illinois Lt. Governor looks to expand online classrooms in rural schools The Lt. Governor wants more options available in rural school districts. – Lindsey Harrison
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/illinois-lt-governor-looks-to-expand-online-classrooms-in-rural-schools/861201553
— How computer revolution is deepening US partisan divide Study shows stark economic pattern – RONALD BROWNSTEIN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/business/how-computer-revolution-is-deepening-us-partisan-divide/861456998
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Clinton won preponderant majorities in the communities where the highest share of workers perform jobs that require intensive use of computerized technology — most of them larger cities, many along the two coasts. Trump overwhelmed her in the mostly smaller interior places that haven’t attracted nearly as many well-paying, information-savvy jobs, according to figures provided by the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. Based on Brookings’ data, CNN has analyzed the election results for all 536 federal statistical areas, including the 382 metropolitan areas, and the 154 non-metropolitan areas, which comprise all of the remaining counties not encompassed in any of the metros. Clinton won 18 of the 20 metropolitan areas where the largest share of employees work in jobs that require high levels of digital skill, and 36 of the top 50. But Trump won a steadily increasing share of communities that ranked lower in the share of high-digital employment. He carried five times as many communities as Clinton did among the areas that ranked outside the top 200 for high-digital jobs.)

 

WHEATON PATCH
— Pit Bull Attacks, Kills Puppy In Wheaton As Children Watch A Wheaton family says they were walking their new puppy home from the park when a pit bull fatally attacked it. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/pit-bull-attacks-kills-puppy-wheaton-children-watch

 

CHICAGO MAROON
— Tax Reform Firestorm The Republican tax reform effort threatens higher education as we know it. – Editorial
https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2017/11/21/tax-reform-firestorm/

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— New Pritzker promise on tax returns draws skepticism from state GOP – Brent Zell (DIERSEN: What would your 2016 federal income tax return show? My and my wife’s 2016 federal income tax return shows that we had $30,890 in itemized deductions. We paid $21,433 in medical and dental expenses and we were able to deduct $13,859 of that, we paid $12,835 in real estate taxes, we paid $1,468 in state income taxes, and we made $2,728 in 501(c)(3) contributions.)
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511273151-new-pritzker-promise-on-tax-returns-draws-skepticism-from-state-gop

 

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— FROM THE ARTICLE: U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill.: “I don’t believe in the elimination of these deductions that help a lot of middle class families … such as the repeal of the deduction of state income taxes and the repeal of property taxes (capped at $10,000 in House bill, Senate bill no allowance) we calculated that the results of this is a $1,100 tax increase on the average family in my district, which is unacceptable.” – Natasha Korecki
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2017/11/21/politico-illinois-playbook-roskam-chasing-good-in-tax-bill-225180

 

CAPITOL FAX
— State GOP again demands that Durbin and Duckworth give away their Franken money
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/21/state-gop-again-demands-that-durbin-and-duckworth-give-away-their-franken-money/

 

AMERICAN SPECTATOR
— A New Transparency in Illinois? State agencies will soon be required to open their books to taxpayers — though much debt will still not be reported. – JOHNNY KAMPIS
https://spectator.org/a-new-transparency-in-illinois/

 

NEWSMAX
— Showdown Over DACA Sparking Fears of Government Shutdown – Jeffrey Rodack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/daca-debate-fears-government/2017/11/21/id/827357/

 

TOWNHALL
— End the Root Cause of Illegal Immigration – Ken Blackwell
https://townhall.com/columnists/kenblackwell/2017/11/21/end-the-root-cause-of-illegal-immigration-n2412107

 

BLAZE
— Roy Moore campaign releases 3 witness statements to refute embarrassing mall story – Carlos Garcia
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/11/20/roy-moore-campaign-releases-3-witness-statements-to-refute-embarrassing-mall-story
— Kathy Griffin says she’s been ‘blacklisted’ from work since insulting Trump – Carlos Garcia (DIERSEN: If you were me, how would you treat activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who blacklist me because I refuse to carry out their blacklist orders? Needless-to-say, no Republican who considers me to be a member of the news media would never a) demand that I blacklist anyone or anything, let alone b) blacklist me because I refuse to carry out their blacklist oders.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/11/20/kathy-griffin-says-shes-been-blacklisted-from-work-since-insulting-trump
— Fox News stands behind Hannity in defiance of Media Matters-orchestrated boycott – Sara Gonzales (DIERSEN: Who stands behind you? Who boycotts you? Every time that I get barred from or evicted from a political event, I learn more about who stands behind me and who boycotts me. I should write a book about all the times since 2000 that those who boycott me use the “I am a member of the news media” excuse to bar me from or to evict from political events. Behind my back, these same people hint/imply/argue/shout that I am NOT a member of the news media.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/11/20/fox-news-stands-behind-hannity-in-defiance-of-media-matters-orchestrated-boycott

 

FOX NEWS
— Kathy Griffin complains she’s unemployable after being ‘blacklisted’ from Hollywood for Trump photo scandal (DIERSEN: If you were me, how would you treat activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who blacklist me because I refuse to carry out their blacklist orders? Needless-to-say, no Republican who considers me to be a member of the news media would never a) demand that I blacklist anyone or anything, let alone b) blacklist me because I refuse to carry out their blacklist oders.)
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/11/20/kathy-griffin-complains-shes-unemployable-after-being-blacklisted-from-hollywood-for-trump-photo-scandal.html

 

DAILY CALLER
— Top Democrat Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accuser With $27K In Taxpayer Money – Peter Hasso

http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/20/revealed-top-democrat-paid-off-sexual-harassment-accuser-with-27k-in-taxpayer-money/

 

THE HILL
— Congress barreling toward explosive immigration fight – MIKE LILLIS (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes reject the immigration planks in the Republican Party platform and in the Illinois Republican party platform.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/361266-congress-barreling-toward-explosive-immigration-fight

 

POLITICO
— Congress speeds toward shutdown over Dreamers Party leaders on both sides of the aisle fear they’ll be blamed for budget brinkmanship — but they’re equally afraid of enraging their grassroots. – RACHAEL BADE and HEATHER CAYGLE (DIERSEN: Democrat grassroots are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and Republican grassroots are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/21/congress-dreamers-government-shutdown-daca-250758

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— After House Vote on Taxes, Spotlight Shifts to Undecided Senators – Thomas Kaplan (DIERSEN: To support the GOP tax bill is to say that a) you want those who take the standard deduction to pay less federal income tax and b) you want those who itemize their deductions to pay more federal income tax. Overwhelmingly, a) those who take the standard deduction are renters and younger and are more likely to vote for Democrats and b) those who itemize their deductions are homeowners and older and are more likely to vote for Republicans.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/us/politics/senate-tax-flake.html
— C.E.O. Deficit Fears Dissolve With the Prospect of Corporate Tax Cuts – Andrew Ross Sorkin
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/business/corporate-taxes-national-debt.html
— Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro Gets Ticket for Speeding at 119 M.P.H. – Sarah Maslin Nir
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/nyregion/fox-news-host-jeanine-pirro-speeding-ticket.html
— If 2018 Is Like 2017, the House Will Be a Tossup It’s not obvious that the building Democratic wave will be enough to flip control of the chamber. – Nate Cohn
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/upshot/if-2018-is-like-2017-the-house-will-be-a-tossup.html

 

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: Sexual harassment troubles mount in statehouses around the country – Joel Ebert
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/11/20/sexual-harassment-statehouses/882874001/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In Illinois and California, hundreds of people — including legislators, lobbyists and legislative staffers — signed letters alleging widespread sexual harassment in state politics. Some efforts already are underway to address the problem. Illinois lawmakers appointed a former federal prosecutor to serve as a watchdog regarding sexual harassment at the Capitol.)

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Harvard Faces DOJ Probe Over Affirmative-Action Policies Justice Department accuses university of failing to cooperate in investigation of whether its admission policies discriminate against Asian-Americans – Melissa Korn and Nicole Hong
https://www.wsj.com/articles/harvard-faces-doj-probe-over-affirmative-action-policies-1511260380
— Lois Lerner Doesn’t Trust You “You can’t handle the truth,” the former IRS official tells the American people. – William McGurn
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lois-lerner-doesnt-trust-you-1511219152
— Review: The Leap of Faith You Take in Deciding ‘Who Can You Trust?’ Smartphones, social networks and all our digital gossip and griping are altering the way we learn to trust others and assess risky behavior. Philip Delves Broughton reviews ‘Who Can You Trust?’ – Rachel Botsman (DIERSEN HEADLINE: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always shouted at everyone that no one should trust me about anything. They shout at hosts of political fundraisers that they should not trust me to publish a fair or accurate report of their events.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/review-the-leap-of-faith-you-take-in-deciding-who-can-you-trust-1511206644

 

MONDAQ
— Illinois Bucks The Trend On Salary History – Emily M. Wajert (DIERSEN: For government employees, salary history is public record. Since the beginning of time, government employees have been viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and vicious condemned as being overpaid. Many do not seek jobs 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, and/or g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a government employee or a government retiree.)
http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/647930/Employee+Benefits+Compensation/Illinois+Bucks+the+Trend+on+Salary+History

November 20 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— OCTOBER 5, 2017 FLASHBACK: Mike Connelly and Pat Hughes spoke very highly of Jeanne Ives at her outstanding fundraiser Thursday evening, October 5, 2017, at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. Hughes presented Ives with a $10,000 check from Illinois Liberty Pac. The 50+ attendees included Ron Almiron, Janice Anderson, Mike Barbier, Bob Biggins, Liam Brennan, Denise Cattoni, Lori Carlson, John Curran, Sal Falbo, Jay Fisher, Suzanne Fitch, Bob Grogan, Heidi Holan, Tonia Khouri, Chris LeVan, John Millner, Burt Miner, Nicole Prater, Mike Prueter, Richard Russo, Jan Shaw, Phil Suess, Dave Tornga, Karen Wilson, Jim Zay, and Stan Zegel. – Dave Diersen
https://gopillinois.com/uncategorized/october-5-evening-edition-2/
 
DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives heads to Downers Grove for a powerhouse fundraiser – Hoang Tran (DIERSEN: Sadly, there will be no GOPUSA ILLINOIS report on this event like there was for Ive’s October 5, 2017 event (see above). Since 2000, I have attended many such events in my roles as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor and as a DuPage County Milton Township Republican Precinct Committeeman, and previously, as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman (2005-2012) and as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member (2003-2007). Spokespersons for the event hosts talked and acted like had never heard of me or of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I had left a message with Ive’s House campaign that I wanted to attend the event and to let me know if there was any problem, but I learned after the event that the message did not get through. They stressed that the event was “closed to the media” and that the event hosts did not want any members of the news media at the event. Notwithstanding my appeals, spokespersons for the event hosts would not allow me to speak with any of the event hosts and succeeded in evicting me from the event. When I arrived early at the event, I learned that I had not been invited to attend a press conference that was in progress. I was offered the opportunity to attend the press conference and to ask Ives questions, but that was not why I was there. I was there to get information to post a report on the event similar to what I did for her October 5, 2017 event (see above). I stressed that my “attendees included” lists in such reports has always been limited to Republican elected officials, candidates, and party leaders, but that did not change their minds. At least my trip to the event was not a complete waste of my time. I got to meet Rich Morthland and I brought in a notarized petition for Ives. Previously, I had provided Ives with three notarized petitions for her House race. I might have been allowed to attend the event if had if I had contributed $1,000 to her campaign or if I had brought in petitions containing 200 signatures, but probably not because I am a member of the news media. GOPUSA ILLINOIS email subscriptions are worth at least $1,000/year and I hope that the Ives campaign reads the emails. Needless-to-say my nasty critics/opponents, their nasty operatives, and their nasty dupes are “rolling in the isles” with laughter because since 2000, they have shouted that I am NOT a member of the news media and that my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are worthless.)
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511273902-ives-heads-to-downers-grove-for-a-powerhouse-fundraiser
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Continuing her tour of Illinois, Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) is stopping in Downers Grove on Monday night to attend a private campaign fundraiser being hosted by several influential powerhouses. Ives has been campaigning rigorously for a run at the 2018 gubernatorial election, petitioning to challenge incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner, whom she believed has failed as a Republican leader after he went against the party on important measures such as taxpayer funded abortions and property tax reform. “He has basically discredited himself as a Republican,” Ives said in an interview on “Chicago Tonight” on WTTW. “He’s signed into law very extreme measures. The man who said he had no social agenda ended up having only a social agenda.” The hosts of the Downers Grove fundraiser include Vince Kolber, Ed Bachrach, Virginia McCaskey and Gary Rabine. Kolber is an entrepreneur and civic leader and was a candidate for the 5th Congressional District in 2016. Bachrach is the former chairman and CEO of Bachrach Clothing Inc., a national retail chain of men’s clothing stores. McCaskey is the matriarch of the Chicago Bears NFL team. Rabine is the CEO and founder of the Rabine Group, which is involved in asphalt and parking lot development. The people of Illinois deserves another option for governor, Ives contended. “We’re traveling the state to let people know that they have a real option in the governor’s race,” Ives told Rock Island Today. “They feel betrayed by both Gov. Rauner and the longtime political ruling class in Springfield. Places like Rock Island and like Decatur have become the forgotten places in Illinois by the Chicago Democrats who have run this state into the ground. This campaign is committed to helping every Illinoisan and their family succeed.” The campaign has previously visited Decatur, Rock Island County, the Quad Cities area, Troy, Glen Carbon and Springfield.)
— Wheatland Township GOP sees Ives as state’s future – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511269816-wheatland-township-gop-sees-ives-as-state-s-future
 
FOX NEWS
— Trump puts North Korea back on blacklist (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who blacklist me because I refuse to carry out their blacklist orders? Should I publish a list of those who blacklist me because I refuse to carry out their blacklist orders?)
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/20/latest-terror-designation-way-to-hike-nkorea-pressure.html
 
ABC7
— Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/judge-permanently-blocks-trump-sanctuary-cities-order/2676112/
 
NBC5
— Hastert Scores Victory in One of Two Abuse-Related Lawsuits – Phil Rogers
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Hastert-Scores-Victory-in-One-of-Two-Abuse-Related-Lawsuits-458873243.html
 
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Divided vote keeps Illinois in Crosscheck voter database – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-politics-crosscheck-20171120-story.html
 
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Kendall County judge dismisses sex abuse suit against Dennis Hastert – Mitch Dudek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/kendall-county-judge-dismisses-sex-abuse-suit-against-dennis-hastert/
— 3 tame referendums to crowd more controversial questions off ballot – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/three-tame-referenda-to-crowd-more-controversial-questions-off-ballot/
 
DAILY HERALD
— College of DuPage holds line on property taxes – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171120/college-of-dupage-holds-line-on-property-taxes

— McHenry County reduces levy 11.2%, asks other taxing bodies to follow – Lauren Rohr
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171120/mchenry-county-reduces-levy-112-asks-other-taxing-bodies-to-follow-
— Will your taxes go up or down? The five biggest questions on the GOP plan – Heather Long (DIERSEN: From what I see, Republican leaders want those who itemize their deductions to take the biggest tax hit. I itemized 1972-1977 and my wife and I have itemized since 1978. Government should encourage homeownership and taking job-related graduate courses. The deductibility of mortgage interest, real estate taxes, and job-related education a) encouraged me to take job-related graduate courses 1972-1983 and 1992-1997, b) encouraged me to buy a new town home in 1972, a studio condo in 1974, and a one bedroom condo in 1976, and c) encouraged my wife and I to buy a home in 1978 and to have one built in 1984.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171120/will-your-taxes-go-up-or-down-the-five-biggest-questions-on-the-gop-plan
 
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— UIC may absorb John Marshall Law School – LYNNE MAREK
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171120/NEWS13/171129992/uic-may-absorb-john-marshall-law-school
— Why Crain’s is no longer allowing comments (DIERSEN: Many, if not most, if not virtually all of the operatives and dupes who work for my critics/opponent operate anonymously. They know that I am litigious.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171120/OPINION/171129996/why-crains-is-no-longer-allowing-comments
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The editors of Crain’s Chicago Business are pulling the plug on our website’s comments section. Since we launched ChicagoBusiness.com more than 20 years ago, we have employed a variety of tools-most recently a discussion platform called Disqus-to facilitate reader commentary. Inevitably, however, the trolls leave their trails of slime before we know it. Simply put, we do not have the personnel to manage this commentary, to keep it civil and fair and to halt the back and forth before it devolves into invective, name-calling and, in too many cases, outright hate speech. We’d rather not play host to these often anonymous commenters. They drive out more civil readers and potential commenters. They sully our content, our brand and our sponsors. So, to borrow a phrase, we’re draining the swamp.)
— Should the upper middle class take the biggest tax hit? – Bloomberg (DIERSEN: From what I see, Republican leaders want those who itemize their deductions to take the biggest tax hit. I itemized 1972-1977 and my wife and I have itemized since 1978. Government should encourage homeownership and taking job-related graduate courses. The deductibility of mortgage interest, real estate taxes, and job-related education a) encouraged me to take job-related graduate courses 1972-1983 and 1992-1997, b) encouraged me to buy a new town home in 1972, a studio condo in 1974, and a one bedroom condo in 1976, and c) encouraged my wife and I to buy a home in 1978 and to have one built in 1984.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171120/NEWS02/171129990/should-the-upper-middle-class-take-the-biggest-tax-hit
— Illinois to stay in controversial voter database for now – AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171120/NEWS02/171129986/illinois-to-stay-in-controversial-voter-database-for-now
 
KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— What’s the blueprint to political success? – Editorial (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, the “blueprint to political success” is to determine who has the most religious, government, political, and financial clout and then glorify and praise them, pander to them, serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and give them money.)
http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/editorials/what-s-the-blueprint-to-political-success/article_76857b69-c880-59bf-a2af-ea201ee60a92.html
 
STATELINE
— Gov. Rauner Primary Opponent Jeannie Ives to Appear at Rockford Pro-Trump Event Tuesday Event will feature candidates, authors and talk show hosts among others
http://www.mystateline.com/news/gov-rauner-primary-opponent-to-appear-at-rockford-pro-trump-event-tuesday/860821348
 
ST. LOUIS TODAY
— House Republicans target medical expense deductions for elderly, disabled – Editorial (DIERSEN: Last year, my and my wife’s medical and dental expenses were $21,433, of which $13,859 was deductible. Last year, my aunt’s medical and dental expenses were $78,213, of which $74,050 was deductible. From what I see, Republican leaders want those who itemize their deductions to take the biggest tax hit. I itemized 1972-1977 and my wife and I have itemized since 1978. Government should encourage homeownership and taking job-related graduate courses. The deductibility of mortgage interest, real estate taxes, and job-related education a) encouraged me to take job-related graduate courses 1972-1983 and 1992-1997, b) encouraged me to buy a new town home in 1972, a studio condo in 1974, and a one bedroom condo in 1976, and c) encouraged my wife and I to buy a home in 1978 and to have one built in 1984.)
http://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-house-republicans-target-medical-expense-deductions-for-elderly-disabled/article_ec1ba530-6dee-5260-9c30-2828c072f126.html
 
NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMES
— Why Don’t More People Wait Until They’re 70 to Claim Social Security? – Brian Stoffel (DIERSEN: My $2,028/year Social Security is dramatically less because I get a $50,856/year Civil Service Retirement Srstem pension. I earned Social Security credits during the 1960s and 1970s when I did yard work, washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, delivered mail, worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard, and sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances.)
http://www.nwitimes.com/business/investment/markets-and-stocks/why-don-t-more-people-wait-until-they-re-to/article_02cd189e-374e-5ec9-a1dd-c6457bc895a4.html
 
WILLIAM J. KELLY
— Ives campaign doing damage control on fake Bannon story (DIERSEN: I oppose blacklisting because my critics/opponents blacklist me. Those who want me to blacklist William J. Kelly and/or others should go public with their requests.)
http://www.williamjkelly.org/news/ives-campaign-doing-damage-control-on-fake-bannon-story
 
WIRE POINTS
— Pending Federal Tax Changes Would Lower Illinois Home Values And Deepen Property Tax Rage – Mark Glennon (DIERSEN: Mortgage interest and real estate taxes being deductible a) encouraged me to buy a new town home in 1972 when I was 24 years old, a studio condo in 1974, and a one bedroom condo in 1976 and b) encouraged my wife and I to buy a home in 1978 and to have one built in 1984.)
http://www.wirepoints.com/pending-federal-tax-changes-would-lower-illinois-home-values-and-inflame-property-tax-issues-wirepoints-original/
 
WILL COUNTY NEWS
— State employee health insurance accounts for vast majority of Illinois’ 2017 deficit spending – Greg Bishop
http://willcountynews.com/2017/11/20/state-employee-health-insurance-accounts-for-vast-majority-of-illinois-2017-deficit-spending/
 
ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Congressman Randy Hultgren Introduces Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – John Biver
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/congressman-randy-hultgren-introduces-parental-rights-amendment-u-s-constitution/
 
CAPITOL FAX
— After claiming Madigan was on a “descent into madness,” Ives now pledges different approach
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/20/after-claiming-madigan-was-on-a-descent-into-madness-ives-now-pledges-different-approach/
— Rauner’s Madigan schtick wearing thin with the… Kankakee Daily Journal?
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/20/rauners-madigan-schtick-wearing-thin-with-the-kankakee-daily-journal/
— New sexual harassment laws derided as toothless
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/20/new-sexual-harassment-laws-derided-as-toothless/
 
GOPUSA
— Calif. officials crack down on ‘churches’ selling marijuana
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=33688
 
WESTERN JOURNAL
— Latino Congressman Denied Membership in Hispanic Caucus – The Reason Why Is Surprising – Jason Hopkins (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries treat me like I am not a member if the news media? ANSWER: Those that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and those that a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.westernjournal.com/lawmaker-denied-membership-congressional-hispanic-caucus-hes-republican/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The congressman made his case for membership in the CHC last week. However, there was one major problem plaguing his chances. Curbelo is a Republican.)
 
COLLEGE FIX
— University of Illinois instructor assaults conservative students – DANIEL PAYNE
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/39174/
 
ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Illinois to stay in controversial voter database for now
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Illinois-to-stay-in-controversial-voter-database-12371770.php
 
FED SMITH
— Extending Federal Employee Probation to Two Years? – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious that when I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, because I had been under a probationary period at IRS, I was not under a probationary period at GAO. Nevertheless, they did everything that they could to get rid of me. GAO audits IRS. They kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO. They gave me unfair performance expectations and unfair performance appraisals. They assigned me to work for, to work with, and to supervise the office’s most problematic employees. And even worse things. In my defense, I completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, became a licensed CPA in 1981, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and a Forensic Accountant in 1997. In addition, I completed the requirements for a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/11/20/extending-federal-employee-probation-two-years/

November 20 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Transit leader Kirk Dillard says CTA fare hike justified; McCarter backing Ives; Harold says as AG she wouldn’t support or oppose Trump; Mazeski gets leg up in Roskam race – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-cta-fare-hike-20171120-story.html
— Who benefits from House tax plan? – Jill Schlesinger (DIERSEN: I certainly hope that Bost, Davis, Hultgren, Kinzinger, LaHood, Roskam, and Shimkus will work hard in conference with the Senate to keep all the current itemized deductions and the personal exemption.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20171120/281865823771370
— You can get a good job without a bachelor’s degree – Chauncy Lennon and Anthony P. Carnevale (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-degree-college-jobs-1120-20171114-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Black aldermen realizing strength in numbers – Laura Washington (DIERSEN: As they gain in numbers, members of the following groups realize their strength: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors. Ever-increasingly, they realize that soon, if not already, they will have the strength 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, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/washington-black-aldermen-working-together-what-a-concept/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Most employers don’t think bans on asking about salary history will work – Jena McGregor (DIERSEN: For government employees, salary history is public record. Since the beginning of time, government employees have been viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and vicious condemned as being overpaid. Many do not seek jobs 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, and/or g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a government employee or a government retiree.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20171119/most-employers-dont-think-bans-on-asking-about-salary-history-will-work
— Tax plan more backward than forward – Dennis Dedmond, Glen Ellyn
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20171120/tax-plan-more-backward-than-forward
— #MeToo movement is heartening – Jane Cox, Wheaton
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20171120/metoo-movement-is-heartening

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— House task force to review sexual harassment – Doug Finke (DIERSEN: Have you ever been a member of an organization that has been charged with sexual harassment? I have not. Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps hint/imply/argue/shout that the more of the following that you are, the more of a sexual harasser that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20171119/house-task-force-to-review-sexual-harassment

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Where’s pay equity in government? – ADAM ANDRZEJEWSKI (DIERSEN: Andrzejewski should look at GAO. During the 1980s and 1990s, to hire, to retain, and to promote young Democrat women and young Democrat minorities, GAO wasted the careers of and got rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. GAO uses Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, and its “up-or-out” policy to waste the careers of and to get rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who GAO does not promote to GS-13 (currently $94,610) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $111,801) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $131,508) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $161,900) by age 40. IRS did the same thing while I worked for it 1971-1980 and the Post Office did the same thing while I worked for it 1966-1969.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/guest-commentary/2017-11-19/guest-commentary-wheres-pay-equity-government.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump calls on NFL to suspend Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch RB stands for Mexican anthem, sits for US anthem – MAEGAN VAZQUEZ (DIERSEN: What do you say to the many millions of citizens of Mexico who are in America? You can only be loyal to one country at a time.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/sports/trump-calls-on-nfl-to-suspend-raiders-marshawn-lynch/860669614

 

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Ives Campaign Promotes Fake Steve Bannon Page Endorsement
http://www.williamjkelly.org/news/ives-campaign-promotes-fake-steve-bannon-page-endorsement

 

CHEROKEE TRIBUNE LEDGER NEWS
— State employee health insurance accounts for vast majority of Illinois’ 2017 deficit spending – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been beyond furious that the federal government a) paid 75% of my health insurance 1971-1997 and b) has paid 75% of my and my wife’s health, dental, and vision insurance since 1997. Currently, we pay $5,763/year and the federal government pays $17,288/year.)
http://www.tribuneledgernews.com/extra/news/state-employee-health-insurance-accounts-for-vast-majority-of-illinois/article_edfc1eb1-a77d-5fcd-a0bf-38fd313420a6.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Local 150 and Dan Proft: The enemy of my enemy is my friend
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/20/local-150-and-dan-proft-the-enemy-of-my-enemy-is-my-friend/
— Southern publishes scathing editorial on “bizarre” Rauner press conference
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/20/southern-publishes-scathing-editorial-on-bizarre-rauner-press-conference/

 

BLAZE
— Jeff Flake predicts what will happen if the GOP becomes defined by Donald Trump & Roy Moore – Chris Enloe (DIERSEN: One could say that the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) is defined by Rauner and a) NOT by the IRP platform, b) NOT by the IRP State Central Committee members, c) NOT by the IRP county party chairmen, d) NOT by the IRP township/ward party chairmen, and e) certainly NOT by the IRP precinct committeemen.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/11/19/jeff-flake-predicts-what-will-happen-if-the-gop-becomes-defined-by-donald-trump-roy-moore

 

THE HILL
— Sasse: Republican Party ‘unpersuasive’ and vulnerable – BRETT SAMUELS (DIERSEN: The Republican Party, Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) are headed for oblivion if they do not stop letting people hold leadership positions who reject planks in Republican Party platform and the IRP platform. Most commonly, they reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. These “the platform is the problem” leaders are Democrat Party plants, Libertarian Party plants, or Green Party plants who a) focus on getting rid of those like me who support the aforesaid planks and b) focus on destroying the Republican Party, DCRCC, and MTRCC. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/361111-sasse-republican-party-unpersuasive-and-vulnerable
— On Capitol Hill, few name names on sexual harassment – CRISTINA MARCOS
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/361128-on-capitol-hill-few-name-names-on-sexual-harassment?rnd=1511153211

 

POLITICO
— Alabama newspaper chain calls for voters to reject Moore in front-page editorial (DIERSEN: Who calls for others to reject you? I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who call for everyone to reject me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They crow that I am no longer the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, a GAO employee, etc.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2017/11/19/alabama-newspaper-chain-calls-for-voters-to-reject-moore-in-front-page-editorial-boston-globe-goes-to-new-zealand-to-catch-up-with-scott-brown-palm-beach-prepares-for-trump-sasse-in-iowa-sunday-best-224833

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to men who demonize, denigrate, and condemn other men to curry favor with those who are anti-men, 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors?
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/opinion/sexual-harassment-men-.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: A One-Mab Legal Factory Fights Harvard Over Affirmative Action – Anemona Hartocollis (DIERSEN: What if during the 1980s and 1990s, Blum had represented GAO’s White male employees who GAO had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $94,610) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $111,801) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $131,508) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $161,900) by age 40?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/us/affirmative-action-lawsuits.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A former mayor of Poway, a small city in Southern California, wrote a column in August in his local newspaper with this headline: “A gun to my head.” He was upset about how a state law had forced Poway to redo its voting districts so Latinos would have a better chance of winning elections. Reading the piece on his computer 3,000 miles away, Edward Blum knew he had found his newest case. Seeing one of his bêtes noires — racial gerrymandering — at work, Mr. Blum recruited the former mayor, Don Higginson, as a plaintiff, and on Oct. 4 filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the California Voting Rights Act. Mr. Blum is not a lawyer. But he is a one-man legal factory with a growing record of finding plaintiffs who match his causes, winning big victories and trying above all to erase racial preferences from American life. Mr. Blum, 65, has orchestrated more than two dozen lawsuits challenging affirmative action practices and voting rights laws across the country. He is behind two of the biggest such cases to reach the Supreme Court: one attacking consideration of race in admissions at the University of Texas, which he lost; the other contesting parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, widely considered one of this country’s most important pieces of civil rights legislation, which he won. Now, in his most high-profile cause of the moment, he has asserted that Harvard University’s affirmative action policies amount to an illegal quota system that denies high-achieving Asian-American students admission in numbers commensurate with their qualifications. He has already forced Harvard to turn over, under court seal, years of highly sensitive data about demographics, test scores and even some personal essays, and he now has a powerful ally in the Justice Department, which is looking into a similar complaint. Mr. Blum said he was acting on a pure principle — that people should never be judged by the color of their skin.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Subsidies Keep Many Insured, And Satisfied – Kate Zernike and Abby Goodnough (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been beyond furious that the federal government a) paid 75% of my health insurance 1971-1997 and b) has paid 75% of my and my wife’s health, dental, and vision insurance since 1997. Currently, we pay $5,763/year and the federal government pays $17,288/year.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/health/tax-plan-obamacare-mandate.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Key GOP Senator Susan Collins Cites Concerns Over Senate Tax Bill Raising pressure on party leadership to make changes to secure passage – Harriet Torry and Gabriel T. Rubin (DIERSEN: I certainly hope that Bost, Davis, Hultgren, Kinzinger, LaHood, Roskam, and Shimkus will work hard in conference with the Senate to keep all the current itemized deductions and the personal exemption.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/key-gop-senator-cites-concerns-over-senate-tax-bill-1511113253
— GOP Faces Pressure to Slow Tax Bill’s Progress in Senate
https://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2017/11/20/capital-journal-160/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, pot pushers push pot to “Alleviate the Opioid Crisis.” If you push pot, you push destruction.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/can-marijuana-alleviate-the-opioid-crisis-1511104543
— What Will Tax Reform Do for Puppies? The IRS shouldn’t favor Child Moms over Dog Moms. – Adam O’Neal (DIERSEN: If I sought a government office or political office or any kind of job, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would a) shout that my wife and I have ever owned a dog and b) shout that we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-will-tax-reform-do-for-puppies-1511071482
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As tax reform snakes its way through the legislative process, it’s becoming clear that one critical group could come out behind: dog families. This inequity must be remedied. I suggest Republicans cancel their proposed Child Tax Credit expansion and instead offer a fully refundable Canine Tax Credit worth at least $500 a dog. Congress is preparing to maybe even double the Child Tax Credit. But what about couples who opted for dogs instead of children? Or those who are preparing for parenthood by taking on a cuddly critter for a couple of years? It’s as if the Child Tax Credit’s biggest boosters are stuck in 1997, when Congress first approved the handout. I hate millennials as much as any op-ed writer, but conservatives need their support to keep tax reform viable. And millennials love pets. Forty-four percent see Fluffy as practice for real offspring. Why privilege Child Moms over Dog Moms? No one is dumb enough to believe that small subsidies for having children encourage more births. Imagine telling your other half, “Sweetheart, I’m ready for another child. Let’s just wait until we can deduct an extra $600.” While some finance-conscious Wall Street Journal readers might not find that absurd, America’s declining birth rate suggests few outside our rarefied readership agree. The Child Tax Credit instead exists to transfer wealth to a preferred group (human families) from an undesirable one (childless superconsumers). No doubt a child’s life is infinitely more precious than a dog’s, but a puppy’s owner deserves economic security as much as a human parent. Maybe subsidizing only families with small humans made sense 20 years ago, but preferences change. Republicans must ask themselves: What do we really have to offer a farmer in Fargo with four French Spaniels? Expanding the Child Tax Credit might excite a few Senate staffers or think-tank fundraisers. But today there are about 90 million dogs in the U.S., spread over some 60 million households, according to the American Pet Products Association. Millions more languish in shelters, as economically insecure Americans hesitate to adopt. Two-thirds of pet owners consider their animals “part of the family,” data from Mintel shows. That’s probably why Americans, who spent nearly $67 billion on their pets in 2016, want relief. The Canine Tax Credit would do more than pad the bank accounts of dog owners. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says having a pet can help decrease blood pressure, cholesterol and feelings of loneliness. Perhaps the Congressional Budget Office could work lowered medical costs into its score? If the Canine Tax Credit passes, loyal voters could finally point to a material benefit provided by the GOP. There’s only one problem: Democrats, always eager to one-up Republican giveaways, could counter with a Feline Tax Credit. Maybe they’d include ferrets too, Rudy Giuliani be damned. Democrats could even target the millions of families with turtles, rabbits, horses, lizards and tarantulas. It’s almost as if it’d be easier just to eliminate all the exemptions and credits and cut tax rates accordingly.)

 

USA TODAY
— Vacations for retirees on a budget – Larry Bleiberg (DIERSEN: Vacations are expensive. Your GOPUSA Illinois Editor and his wife are not planning any kind of vacation. My $50,856/year pension is only 41% of the $122,991/year salary that I earned in 1997 in today’s dollars. Because my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, we have at least $72,135 less each year or $6,011 less each month or $1,387 less each week or $198 less each day to spend on vacations. I went on vacations in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1977. My wife and I went on many vacations, typically four each year, 1978-1992 in connection with her business trips to luxury resorts all across America. Of course, my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were beyond furious about that.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2017/11/20/vacations-retirees-budget/853649001/
— Senators make bipartisan breakthrough on background check bill – Nicole Gaudiano (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because they cannot pass a background check, b) because the pay and benefits are terrible, c) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, d) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, e) because they cannot pass an employment examination, 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.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/16/senators-make-bipartisan-breakthrough-background-check-bill/869906001/

 

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
— Yes, You Have Implicit Biases, Too – David Gooblar (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote hatred of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chronicle.com/article/Yes-You-Have-Implicit-Biases/241797

 

FORBES
— Illinois Government’s Gender Hypocrisy Gap – Adam Andrzejewski (DIERSEN: What would Andrzejewski say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout a) that GAO’s Chicago office hired me in 1980, promoted me in 1986, and let me work there until 1997 BECAUSE IT DISCRIMINATES AGAINST WOMEN, b) that IRS’s Chicago office hired me in 1971, promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, and let me work there until 1980 BECAUSE IT DISCRIMINATES AGAINST WOMEN, and c) that the Park Forest Post Office hired me in 1966 and let me work there until 1969 BECAUSE IT DISCRIMINATES AGAINST WOMEN?)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2017/11/20/illinois-governments-gender-hypocrisy-gap/#154c8a60350e
— Why Indian Americans Were Among The Biggest Winners In The U.S. State & Local Elections – Ronak D. Desai
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ronakdesai/2017/11/19/why-indian-americans-were-among-the-biggest-winners-in-the-u-s-state-local-elections/#232c94a75f02

 

CATO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, CATO makes it clear that it is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.cato.org/blog/border-patrol-checkpoints-do-not-work-end-them

November 11 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail – KATHERINE FAULDERS
http://abc7chicago.com/news/trump-says-he-should-have-left-ucla-players-in-chinese-jail/2669668/

 

NBC5
— Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Hold Forum – Mary Ann Ahern (DIERSEN: When will the Republican gubernatorial candidates hold a forum?)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/web—democratic-governors-candidate-forum_Chicago-458630443.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Emanuel’s 2018 budget surrounded by red flags – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/rahm-emanuel-chicago-budget-civic-federation/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— GOP tax plan would have Illinoisans paying a tax on a tax – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Washington
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/ct-gop-tax-plan-would-have-illinoisans-paying-a-tax-on-a-tax-20171119-story.html
(FROM THE LETTER: Let me try to follow the tortured logic of your editorial of Nov. 15, “Illinois’ giant pacifier tastes like SALT.” I oppose the GOP tax plan because it gives permanent tax breaks to the wealthy and a mixed bag of temporary tax breaks and tax increases to middle-income families. Particularly objectionable to Illinois is the reduction or elimination of the deductibility of state and local taxes (SALT) from federally taxable income. Itemizers in our state under these Republican plans will indeed pay a federal tax on Illinois income taxes paid, as well as sales taxes and property taxes. In brief, the GOP tax plan will have Illinoisans paying a tax on a tax. You defend the elimination of this deduction on federal returns because it lessens the impact of the state and local taxes on our families. You call this deduction “a pacifier.” This “pacifier” is currently worth $24 billion to Illinois families. This is hard-earned money they don’t have to send to Washington. It’s a real break that lessens the impact of state and local taxes on the savings of families in our state.)
— Aldermen, start asking: What’s in those labor contracts? – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-chicago-union-contracts-budget-20171114-story.html
— Dolton schools paid for board member to get 2-day grant training, hired her for $110K grant-writing job – Zak Koeske (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. In today’s dollars, my starting salary at IRS in 1971 was $44,853 and ending salary in 1980 was $90,173. In today’s dollars, my starting salary at GAO in 1980 was $71,326 and ending salary in 1997 was $122,991.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-district-148-administrator-st-1119-20171118-story.html
— Talk Show Host Dan Proft to Headline local Christmas Benefit Luncheon
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/deerfield/community/chi-ugc-article-talk-show-host-dan-proft-to-headline-local-ch-2017-11-19-story.html

 

WGN RADIO
— Public transportation rates rise, RTA chairman Kirk Dillard says current budget is not sustainable – Rick Pearson
http://wgnradio.com/2017/11/19/public-transportation-rates-rise-rta-chairman-says-current-budget-is-not-sustainable/
— WTTW’s Amanda Vinicky talks about the race for governor
http://wgnradio.com/2017/11/19/wttws-amanda-vinicky-talks-about-the-race-for-governor/

 

OUR QUAD CITIES
— Illinois state lawmakers believe Illinois on right path to address sexual harassment Republican Anderson and Democrat Halpin press for accountability – Jim Niedelman
http://www.ourquadcities.com/news/4-the-record/illinois-state-lawmakers-believe-illinois-on-right-path-to-address-sexual-harassment/859479041

 

COD COURIER
— COD wins battle for the old Glen Ellyn police station
https://codcourier.org/7321/news/7321/

 

TOWNHALL
— University of Illinois graduate instructor Tariq Khan has been arrested for assaulting two conservative students at an anti-Trump protest this past Thursday – Timothy Meads
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2017/11/19/fightin-illini-liberal-grad-instructor-arrested-for-fighting-conservative-students-n2411582

 

FOX NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally. Anti-Trumps want anti-Trumps to take over America.
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/11/19/protests-in-support-undocumented-immigrants-are-part-proud-american-tradition.html

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Guess what party Roy Moore and Donald Trump belonged to during their indiscretions – Brian C. Joondeph
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/11/guess_what_party_roy_moore_and_donald_trump_belonged_to_during_their_indiscretions.html
— Mall Never Banned Moore and Other Lies – Daniel John Sobieski (DIERSEN: Who wants to ban you from their events? The following want to ban me from their events: 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 longer than their ancestors. They would love it if activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to conservative and/or Republican as well as the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultant, etc. WOULD OFFICIALLY BAN ME FROM THEIR EVENTS.)
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/11/mall_never_banned_moore_and_other_lies.html

 

CAMPUS REFORM
— A University of Illinois graduate instructor was arrested for assaulting two students during an anti-Trump protest Thursday, stealing the phone of one student and throwing it on the sidewalk. Tariq Khan charged the students in a rage after one of them mocked the 39-year-old by asking, “Don’t you have anything better to do? Don’t you have kids?” After accusing the students of threatening his children, Khan chased after one of them, stealing his phone and hurling it to the sidewalk. – Andrew Minik
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10171#.WhH2cyydUDk.facebook

 

THE HILL
— Dems eager to use tax bill against GOP in ’18 – BEN KAMISAR AND LISA HAGEN
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/360985-dems-eager-to-use-tax-bill-against-gop-in-18

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— White House: No, Trump isn’t jet-lagged but full of energy – ZEKE MILLER (DIERSEN: What shows that you have energy? Since 2004, I have put together and sent out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning, and since 2015, each and every evening too. Those emails have included links to almost 287,400 articles and information on many upcoming events.)
http://www.wpxi.com/news/white-house-no-trump-isnt-jetlagged-but-full-of-energy/648908690

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats see backlash over Republicans’ tax bill as a key to winning in the suburbs – David Weigel
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/democrats-see-backlash-over-republicans-tax-bill-as-a-key-to-winning-in-the-suburbs/2017/11/19/37e9f2a6-cc4e-11e7-b0cf-7689a9f2d84e_story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Coming off Election Day wins from Seattle to Long Island, Democrats are starting to see the shape of a new majority, built on a potential suburban backlash to changes in the tax code. “It’s incredible,” said Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), a vice chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee who has helped the party recruit candidates in suburban west coast districts. “I don’t understand why they think raising taxes on the middle class to benefit the rich would be better for them electorally than doing nothing at all.”)

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— A middle-class tax cut? Hardly. – DOYLE MCMANUS
http://beta.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-mcmanus-tax-plan-20171119-story.html

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS
— Senate Tax Reform Bill Must Include Housing Incentives (DIERSEN: Mortgage interest and real estate taxes being deductible a) encouraged me to buy a new town home in 1972 when I was 24 years old, a studio condo in 1974, and a one bedroom condo in 1976 and b) encouraged my wife and I to buy a home in 1978 and to have one built in 1984.)
https://www.nahb.org/en/research/nahb-priorities/tax-reform-new/nahb-opposes-tax-reform-plan.aspx
(FROM THE AD: With the House passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, NAHB is focused on pressing the Senate to include meaningful housing tax incentives for middle class families and critical tax relief for the small business community. The Senate has an important opportunity to deliver significant tax reform that benefits more than just major corporations. The House bill hurts hard-working families, threatens affordable rental housing and puts small businesses at competitive disadvantage to corporations. The Senate bill offers positive signs that the needs of all Americans and small businesses will be considered. NAHB will continue to fight for their interests.)

 

DAILY MAIL
— Donations pour in for Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore after he’s accused of sexual misconduct with minors – HANNAH PARRY
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5097831/Donations-pour-Roy-Moore.html

 

COLDWELL BANKER
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