May 25 Evening Edition

DAILY HERALD
— OUTRAGEOUS: DuPage County to revisit video gambling ban – Robert Sanchez  (DIERSEN: Please join Kathy Gilroy, me, and others who will speak at the DuPage County Finance Committee meeting Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at 7:30 AM, in favor of keeping the ban on video gambling in unincorporated DuPage County.  If you are in DuPage County, please urge DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin, the 18 DuPage County Board members, and especially, the 3 board members who represent your district, to vote to keep the ban.  In 2009, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) unanimously passed a resolution against video gambling throughout DuPage County.  Since then, no MTRCC member has done anything to rescind that resolution.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170525/dupage-county-to-revisit-video-gambling-ban
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Amid calls for a repeal of DuPage’s ban on video gambling machines, county board members are going to revisit the issue. Officials in recent months have heard from businesses and a Veterans of Foreign Wars post that would like to offer video gambling. But they’ve also heard from gambling opponents who want to keep the moratorium that affects more than two dozen bars, restaurants, golf courses and social clubs in unincorporated parts of the county. In response, board members have agreed to discuss video gambling during their finance committee meeting scheduled for June 13. “We have people asking us to look at it,” county board member Jim Zay said. “So we need to have a discussion. We should at least give these people the opportunity to present their case for why we should change it. And we should give opponents the opportunity to say why they’re still against it.” Illinois legalized video gambling in 2009, but towns and counties were able to opt out. DuPage enacted its ban in August 2009 after officials cited possible social problems. County board member Paul Fichtner, who serves as chairman of the board’s finance committee, said the outcome of next month’s discussion will determine whether a measure is drafted to lift the prohibition. “We’re going to give everybody an opportunity to speak to the issue,” Fichtner said. If the panel recommends repealing the ban, it still would require a final vote by the full county board. Fichtner said he doesn’t know if there’s enough support on the board to pursue a repeal. “It’s going to be close,” he said. If the ban is lifted, county officials estimate that around 28 liquor license holders might be eligible to apply for a video gambling license. The county would gain between $200,000 and $250,000 a year in revenue, according to one estimate. Counties and towns that allow video gambling receive 5 percent of each machine’s profit. While towns throughout DuPage initially enacted bans, a number have since changed their minds. DuPage towns that allow video gambling are Addison, Aurora, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Darien, Glendale Heights, Itasca, Oakbrook Terrace, Roselle, Villa Park, Westmont, Willowbrook, Wood Dale and Woodridge, according to the Illinois Gaming Board. Some bars owners in unincorporated areas say they’ve lost customers to establishments where video gambling is allowed. But anti-gambling advocates say it’s not the county board’s responsibility to level the playing field for bars.)
— Illinois bonds an opportunity for ‘bold’ investors, Citi says – Bloomberg
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20170525/illinois-bonds-an-opportunity-for-x2018boldx2019-investors-citi-says
— Tollway OKs $25 million, 4- to 5-year study of Route 53 extension – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170525/tollway-oks-25-million-4–to-5-year-study-of-route-53-extension

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: Drug addiction treatment center hosts talk opposing legalized pot – Diane Moca
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-recreational-marijuana-forum-edward-st-0526-20170525-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: former presidential advisor shared his fears about the effects of marijuana legalization during a lecture Thursday at Linden Oaks Naperville Outpatient Center. “People have to stand up to this industry,” said Kevin Sabet, an assistant professor who served as a senior advisor to President Barack Obama’s drug control director and worked in the Clinton and Bush administrations. “It’s about getting health care voices involved. We need more partners at the table. Right now this industry is getting away with murder.” Sabet shared slides, statistics and anecdotes to support his premise that legalized recreational marijuana in Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Washington, D.C., is a lucrative industry that’s misleading the public about pot’s risks and benefits. “We learned the hard way about tobacco, which caused tens of millions of needless deaths,” said Sabet, who founded the nonprofit SAM, or Smart Approaches to Marijuana, in 2013. His organization’s goal, according to its website, is to prevent “another Big Tobacco (by) stopping marijuana legalization and commercialization, educating policy-makers and the public on marijuana issues, and fundraising.” Sabet said marijuana use causes respiratory problems, results in low birth weight babies and can impair learning with permanent IQ loss when consumed in large quantities by someone who’s young, according to the National Academy of Sciences. While he acknowledged that marijuana can eliminate nausea for those fighting cancer or other illnesses, he but did not mention other benefits commonly cited by medical advocates, such as reducing pain and seizures. “The medical marijuana industry is already making a lot of money here” in Illinois, he said. “It’s all about the money.” In the past four years, Illinois has legalized cannabis for medical use and decriminalized recreational use. In March 2017, state lawmakers proposed a measure legalizing recreational marijuana that could be voted on next year. Proponents estimate marijuana could generate between $350 million and $700 million in annual sales, reaping a sales tax windfall for the state. “We’re looking at one side of the ledger. People are not counting the costs,” said Sabet, who presented statistics on health care costs from pot-related illnesses. Marijuana advocates counter that legalization would save money on enforcement and boost opportunities for minority youth. An NAACP report from 2015 said marijuana arrests account for more than half of all drug arrests in the country, with blacks being six times more likely than whites to be arrested for pot possession, making it harder for them to obtain student loans and jobs. Dawn Neylon said she plans to share Sabet’s message with the middle and high school students with whom she works at 360 Youth Services, a Naperville nonprofit prevention program. “We’re learning new ways to give them information to make healthy choices. Alcohol and tobacco use is down dramatically (in Naperville school districts 203 and 204). There’s not much change in marijuana use.” In recent years, teenagers’ perceptions of marijuana have changed and she is seeing a decrease in their belief that pot poses a risk, Neylong said. “That’s concerning. When there’s a decreased sense of harm, there’s a greater risk to use it,” she said. Based on her interactions with teens, she said Naperville parents should be just as concerned about “a little weed” or “a little beer” as they are about opiates because “the earlier they start to use (alcohol or marijuana), the more likely they are to abuse. We want to push the first age of use to help prevent challenges later in life.” Sabet said a 2013 study from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showed marijuana can lead to other drugs for some people. “A majority of people who try pot stop using it after three times or less,” he said. “Three to four percent of the time they will try other drugs. More than ninety percent of people using heroin say marijuana or alcohol were drugs of choice before.”)
— Kinzinger backs more U.S. troops, expanded mission in Afghanistan – Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-kinzinger-afghanistan-troop-levels-met-0425-20170525-story.html
— Owners who leave Chicago properties vacant might have to pay more – Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-vacant-properties-20170525-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/appeals-court-deals-blow-to-trump-administration-travel-ban/
— More flimflam on school spending in Illinois – Phil Kadner
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/more-flimflam-on-school-spending-in-illinois/
— Public Defender Amy Campanelli: My clients ‘are not evil people’ – Robert Herguth  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who paint me as being evil.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/public-defender-amy-campanelli-my-clients-are-not-evil-people/

 

ABC7
— Census: Chicago loses population for 3rd consecutive year – Sarah Schulte
http://abc7chicago.com/news/census-chicago-loses-population-for-3rd-consecutive-year/2035233/

 

CBS2
— Rauner, Emanuel Trade Jabs Over Chicago’s Population Loss – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/05/25/chicago-population-loss-census-rahm-emanuel-bruce-rauner/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Is the Sean Hannity advertiser revolt Bill O’Reilly all over again? – SIMON DUMENCO  (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. I do not need or want advertisers. All the time and money needed to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and to send them out comes from me. But if I did have advertisers, my critics/opponents would destroy them.  My critics/opponents are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means. They are disciples of Saul Alinsky.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170525/NEWS06/170529923/is-the-sean-hannity-advertiser-revolt-bill-oreilly-all-over-again

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— As Illinois lawmakers seek more gambling income, O’Fallon resists — a little – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article152588249.html

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Tax time: DuPage County aims for ease with property payment options – ERIC SCHELKOPF
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/05/17/tax-time-dupage-county-aims-for-ease-with-property-payment-options/ajinm47/

 

WBEZ
— State Committee Approves Tougher Sentences For Repeat Gun Offenders – Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/state-committee-approves-tougher-sentences-for-repeat-gun-offenders/7f686d00-05da-4c6b-92b8-420d6c2bf8de

 

WAND TV
— OUTSTANDING: Rauner not a fan of Springfield casino – Doug Wolfe
http://www.wandtv.com/story/35520827/rauner-not-a-fan-of-springfield-casino

 

WJBD
— Bill Passes Requiring Costs of Unfunded Mandates to Be Calculated  The Illinois Municipal League identified more than 266 new unfunded state mandates imposed on their members since 1982.
http://www.wjbdradio.com/local-news/2017/05/25/bill-passes-requiring-costs-of-unfunded-mandates-to-be-calculated

 

NADIG NEWSPAPERS
— J.B. Pritzker’s campaign on verge of implosion – Russ Stewart
http://nadignewspapers.com/2017/05/25/j-b-pritzkers-campaign-on-verge-of-implosion/

 

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— What Would an Illinois Budget Look Like?  Illinois lawmakers haven’t passed one for almost two years. But it’s not for lack of proposals. – ROB ARTHUR
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/May-2017/Budget-Proposals/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Dems keep reaching into taxpayer pockets rather than reaching for reforms, Ives says – Giovanni Whaley
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511120331-dems-keep-reaching-into-taxpayer-pockets-rather-than-reaching-for-reforms-ives-says
— Ives helps keep ‘unprepared’ students from getting college guarantee – Hoang Tran
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511119444-ives-helps-keep-unprepared-students-from-getting-college-guarantee

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— OUTRAGEOUS: Transgender Birth Certificates Approved by Illinois House  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote gender confusion.)
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/transgender-birth-certificates-approved-illinois-house/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Rauer says “Rauner again refuses to accept responsibility or admit mistakes.”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/05/25/rauner-again-refuses-to-accept-responsibility-or-mistakes/
— Pritzker robocall: “Don’t believe Bruce Rauner’s lies”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/05/25/pritzker-robocall-dont-believe-bruce-rauners-lies/
— ILGOP targets Rep. Martwick with robocall
https://capitolfax.com/2017/05/25/ilgop-targets-rep-martwick-with-robocall/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illinois sheriff halts plans for immigrant detention center – AP
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/25/illinois-sheriff-halts-plans-for-immigrant-detenti/

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— Veteran Gets Letter of ‘Violation’ for Flying Flag Outside Home  (DIERSEN: An American flag has flown outside the Diersen home in Wheaton 24 hours each and every day since September 11, 2001.)
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/05/25/georgia-veterans-violate-neighborhood-rules-flying-american-flag
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a follow-up to a story we told you about yesterday, Ainsley Earhardt talked to two veterans who live in a Georgia neighborhood where they were told they could only fly the American flag on certain days. The Village at Towne Lake Homeowners Association in Woodstock, Ga., decided to limit flag-flying to just 23 days out of the year. For some reason, flags can fly outside residences on Mother’s Day, but not on Father’s Day.)

 

GOPUSA
— Companies scared by leftists drop advertising on Hannity shows  (DIERSEN: How scared of leftists are the companies in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=24912
— How many more Manchesters?
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=24869

 

BREITBART
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens AGAINST America and AGAINST its citizens.
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/05/25/obama-berlin-cant-hide-behind-wall/
— Melania Trump Is First Catholic to Live in White House Since JFK – HOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/25/melania-trump-is-first-catholic-to-live-in-white-house-since-jfk/
— OUTRAGEOUS: Advertisers Bow to Activist Left, Begin Pulling Ads from Hannity – BEN KEW
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/05/24/advertisers-bow-to-activist-left-begin-pulling-ads-from-hannity/
— Duterte Says ‘Spare No One’ as Islamic State Beheads Police Chief, Stages Mass Prison Break – FRANCES MARTEL
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/05/24/duterte-says-spare-no-one-islamic-state-beheads-police-chief-stages-mass-prison-break/

 

NEWSMAX
— White House Organizing ‘Street Fighters’ to Defend Trump – Jeffrey Rodack
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/white-house-organizing-street-fighters-defend/2017/05/25/id/792327/

 

TOWNHALL
— Scientific Study: Journalists Are a Bunch of Drunks With Sub-Average Brain Function – Guy Benson  (DIERSEN: Will my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I am NOT a journalist because I do NOT drink any alcohol?)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2017/05/19/study-do-journalists-brains-function-at-a-lower-level-than-average-people-n2329307
(FROM THE ARTICLE: According to a study released Thursday by neuroscientist Dr. Tara Swart in association with the London Press Club, the highest functions of the human brain operate at a lower level in journalists than the average population. Her research titled “Study Into The Mental Resilience of Journalists,” blames journalists’ cognitive shortcomings on dehydration caused by excessive alcohol consumption along with poor diet, including higher levels of sugar and caffeine. Less than 5% of journalists drink enough — or any — water while 41% drank more than 18 alcoholic drinks per week.)

 

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Secret’ Sanctuary State Bill Set To Pass Illinois Legislature – William J. Kelly
http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/25/secret-sanctuary-state-bill-set-to-pass-illinois-legislature/
— Tucker: If You ‘Really Care’ About America, You Won’t Let It Become Europe – Amber Athey
http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/24/tucker-if-you-care-about-us-you-wont-let-it-become-europe-video/
— Alabama Rep. Wants To Make Attacking Police Officers A Hate Crime – ANDERS HAGSTROM
http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/25/alabama-rep-wants-to-make-attacking-police-officers-a-hate-crime/
— Med Professor Says It’s Unfair To Slap ‘Other Than Honorable’ Discharge On Service Members With PTSD – Jonah Bennett  (DIERSEN: Constructively, my Democrat superiors in the federal government slapped me with an “other than honorable” discharge.  My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranked me in the lower 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 1980-1997, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  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.  My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/25/professor-of-medical-psychology-says-its-unfair-to-slap-other-than-honorable-discharge-on-servicemembers-with-ptsd/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— ARE YOU IN AMERICA’S MIDDLE CLASS?
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/05/25/are-you-in-americas-middle-class/

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— MSNBC Host: ‘How Much Blame’ Does Trump Get for Montana Incident? – Kyle Drennen  (DIERSEN: If a top official of your municipality, of your township/ward, of your county, or of Illinois made to clear to everyone that he/she hates you, how much blame does that official get for actions taken against you?)
http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kyle-drennen/2017/05/25/msnbc-host-how-much-blame-does-trump-get-montana-incident

 

BILL O’REILLY
— Leftists and the Loons They Love
https://www.billoreilly.com/b/Leftists-and-the-Loons-They-Love/-367237861674512059.html

 

THE HILL
— Republicans blast Montana candidate charged with assaulting reporter – LISA HAGEN AND CRISTINA MARCOS
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/335142-republicans-blast-montana-candidate-charged-with-assaulting-reporter
— Ryan: GOP House candidate should apologize for altercation with reporter – SCOTT WONG
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/335123-ryan-gop-house-candidate-should-apologize-for-altercation-with-reporter

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Twitter and Facebook help spark protest movements. Then they undermine them. – Carlos Lozada
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/book-party/wp/2017/05/25/twitter-and-facebook-help-spark-protest-movements-then-they-undermine-them/
— So which is it? Women want to be free of kids and unpredictable husbands, or not? – Caitlin Flanagan
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/so-which-is-it-women-want-to-be-free-of-kids-and-unpredictable-husbands-or-not/2017/05/25/15142a1a-18a5-11e7-bcc2-7d1a0973e7b2_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Millennials Want to Buy Homes but Aren’t Saving for Down Payments  Less than 30% of 25- to 34-year-olds can save enough for a 10% down payment in next three years – Laura Kusisto  (DIERSEN: How old were you when you bought your first home and where did the down payment come from?  I bought a new town home in University Park in September of 1972 when I was 24 years old.  The down payment came from money that I had saved a) working for IRS first in Chicago and then Harvey since June of 1971, b) working part-time for Firestone Stores in Chicago Heights since April of 1971, and c) working for Firestone Stores in Chicago Heights full-time between August of 1970 and March of 1971.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/millennials-want-to-buy-homes-but-arent-saving-for-down-payments-1495731583

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— How Rep. Steny Hoyer wants to push back against cuts targeting federal employees – Jason Miller
https://federalnewsradio.com/budget/2017/05/how-one-house-democrat-wants-to-push-back-against-cuts-targeting-federal-employees/

 

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE
— Everybody Has a Story to Tell during Diversity and Inclusion Month at GAO  (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to not hire and to get rid of those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/USGAO/2017/05/25/file_attachments/822322/MN4417.pdf

 

FORD AUTHORITY
— Ford Mustang Is Now Europe’s Best Selling Sports Car – SEAN SZYMKOWSKI
http://fordauthority.com/2017/05/ford-mustang-is-now-europes-best-selling-sports-car/

May 25 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— State memo: Tax bill may not survive constitutional, fed challenges – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/state-memo-tax-bill-may-not-survive-constitutional-fed-challenges/
— CPS board approves big new borrowing, new chief of purchasing – Lauren FitzPatrick
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/cps-board-approves-big-new-borrowing-new-chief-of-purchasing/
— Reluctant aldermen relax shooting range rules with minor changes – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: Democrats do not want members of the following groups to have firearms: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for long time.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/reluctant-aldermen-to-relax-shooting-range-rules-with-minor-changes/
— Attorneys: Ex-House speaker Dennis Hastert seeks lawsuit settlement – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/attorneys-former-house-speaker-seeks-lawsuit-settlement/
— Rules outlined for public participation at Chicago City Council meetings – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rules-laid-out-for-public-participation-at-city-council-meetings/
(FROM WHEATON CITY COUNCIL AGENDAS: The opportunity to speak to the City Council is provided for those who have a question or comment on an agenda item or a City of Wheaton issue. The City Council appreciates hearing from our residents and your thoughts and questions are valued. The City Council strives to make the best decisions for the City and public input is very helpful. Respect for the duties of the City Council and for the democratic process will be adhered to—in this regard, civility and a sense of decorum will be strictly followed. All speakers must address their comments to the Mayor. Comments that are personally condescending will not be permitted. Speakers shall be courteous and should not make statements that are personally disrespectful to members of the City Council. Please use the podium in the center aisle as the proceedings are videotaped. Please announce your name and address before commenting—all public comments are limited to five (5) minutes and each citizen will be permitted to speak only once. Comments related to specific agenda items can be made when the item is discussed. If your matter needs to be discussed in more detail, please attend the City Council’s monthly Coffee with Council Session or present your comments in writing. A member of the public may request that a Consent Agenda item be removed from the Consent Agenda during Citizens to be Heard. The Mayor may ask for a brief explanation of the reason for the request. The item will be removed from the Consent Agenda upon the concurrence of any member of the City Council. If the item is not removed, the member of the public may address the Consent Agenda item during “Citizens to be Heard.”)

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Business leaders to Rauner, Madigan: Let’s make a budget deal or else – Robert Reed  (DIERSEN: Which “business leaders” dominate your municipality, your township/ward, your county, and Illinois?  How much clout do they have to destroy individuals, organizations, companies, governments, etc.?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ct-civic-leaders-illinois-budget-robert-reed-0524-biz-20170524-column.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: 632 Carrier jobs will soon move from Indiana to Mexico – Danielle Paquette
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-carrier-factory-jobs-mexico-trump-20170525-story.html
— Hastert lawyer seeks settlement with sex abuse victim in $3.5M hush-money lawsuit – Hannah Leone
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-hastert-civil-settlement-talks-st-0524-20170524-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Chicago only major U.S. city to lose population from 2015 to 2016 – Marwa Eltagouri (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run Chicago focus on driving out of Chicago individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-census-met-20170524-story.html 

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH THREE BIG COLOR GRAPHICS: Population decline now reaching into suburbs – Jake Griffin  (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run Chicago focus on driving out of Chicago individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for long time.  Those Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs who run Wheaton also focus on driving the aforesaid out of suburbs, and especially Republicans like me.  Based on my having lived in a western suburb since 1978, I should write a book about the aforesaid Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170525/population-decline-now-reaching-into-suburbs
— $25 million questions remain as tollway set to again study Route 53 extension – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20170525/editorial-25-million-questions-remain-as-tollway-set-to-again-study-route-53-extension
— How Wheaton Park District could help save Loretto mansion – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170524/how-wheaton-park-district-could-help-save-loretto-mansion

 

NBC5
— Addiction Counselors Die From Opioid Overdoses at Pa. Facility  Needles, baggies and cigarettes littered the scene. The counselors each tested positive for heroin and fentanyl. – Alicia Victoria Lozano
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Two-Addiction-Counselors-Die-From-Opioid-Overdoses–424109864.html

 

CLTV
— Senate GOP Leader Radogno: “No Intention” of Voting for Senate Plan in Current Form – JORDAN MUCK
http://cltv.com/2017/05/24/senate-gop-leader-radogno-no-intention-of-voting-for-senate-plan-in-current-form/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— We’re counting on Tribune’s publisher to save Chicago journalism – Patrick Reardon  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, and other news outlets act as arms of the Democrat Party.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170525/OPINION/170529969
— Chicago loses population for the third year in a row – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run Chicago focus on driving out of Chicago individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for long time.  Those Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs who run Wheaton also focus on driving the aforesaid out of Wheaton, and especially Republicans like me.  Based on my having lived in Wheaton since 1978, I should write a book about the aforesaid Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170525/BLOGS02/170529934

 

WTTW
— Illinois Budget Now in Madigan’s Court – Amanda Vinicky
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/05/24/illinois-budget-now-madigan-s-court

 

DNA INFO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Racist Flyers Urge Black Chicagoans To Help Deport Latino Neighbors.”
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170524/englewood/racist-flyers-urge-black-chicagoans-help-deport-latino-neighbors
— America’s Shrinking City: Chicago’s Population Decline Continued In 2016 – Tanveer Ali and Peter Jones  (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run Chicago focus on driving individuals, organizations, and companies out Chicago that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for long time.  Those Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs who run Wheaton also focus on driving the aforesaid out of Wheaton, and especially me.  Based on my having lived in Wheaton since 1978, I should write a book about the aforesaid Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs.)
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170525/south-loop/chicago-population-decrease-black-population-census

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Senate Democrats take action; situation still tense – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170524/bernard-schoenburg-senate-democrats-take-action-situation-still-tense
— Trump budget draws different Illinois reviews – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170524/trump-budget-draws-different-illinois-reviews

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Senate Dems back tax hikes – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2017-05-25/senate-dems-back-tax-hikes.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump praises Duterte’s deadly drug war in leaked transcript  Phone conversation took place April 29 – JOSHUA BERLINGER AND ELISE LABOTT
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-praises-dutertes-deadly-drug-war-in-leaked-transcript/720812663
— HUD secretary Ben Carson: Poverty is largely ‘a state of mind’  Retired neurosurgeon gives radio interview – SABA HAMEDY
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/hud-secretary-ben-carson-poverty-is-largely-a-state-of-mind/721301365

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Local legislators blast Trump plan – Dennis Moran
http://www.qconline.com/news/local/local-legislators-blast-trump-plan/article_d38d47ea-dd42-526c-92ea-2dc1eefe9811.html

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Illinois Counties Team Up to Make Jury Pools More Diverse – AP  (DIERSEN: Democrats run Illinois.  One could argue that members of the following groups in Illinois cannot get a fair trial in Illinois because Democrats have so viciously demonized, denigrated, and condemned them: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-counties-team-make-jury-pools-more-diverse#stream/0

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Legislation requiring cost estimate on new state mandates heads to Gov. Rauner – Dan McCaleb
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/legislation-requiring-cost-estimate-on-new-state-mandates-heads-to/article_c4fb41fc-40af-11e7-a37d-9fb8db6aad63.html

 

ILLINOIS HOME PAGE
— Rauner denies alleged ties to Proft papers  Denies knowledge of controversial, privately-funded newspaper organization – Emilee Fannon
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/capitol-news/rauner-denies-alleged-ties-to-proft-papers/721247660
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Despite donating $2.5 million to Liberty Principles PAC, Governor Bruce Rauner denies he has any knowledge of a controversial, privately-funded newspaper organization run by the same political operative. Dan Proft is a conservative radio talk show host who runs the Liberty Principles super PAC. Proft also launched a private news publishing group, which is not required to disclose it’s donor or “investor” list. Last week, Democrats accused Proft’s ‘Local Government Information Services’ of spreading “fake news” in an alleged plot to sabotage the effort to alter the education funding formula. They claimed without providing any evidence that the erroneous, outdated information published in these papers was planted by the Rauner administration.)

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— State Board of Elections asked to do their job – Rule on complaint against Frank Mautino campaign – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/05/state-board-of-elections-asked-to-do-their-job-rule-on-complaint-against-frank-mautino-campaign/
— Bill introduced to change Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act after DuPage official outed – John Kraft  (DIERSEN: The GAO manager who took the lead in wasting my GAO career and in getting rid of me boasted that he got Congress to change a law because of me. I got full-time federal service credit while I worked only part-time for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969. Because he was so furious about that, he got Congress to change the law so that part-time federal work is now prorated. If I had not been grandfathered in, that law change would have cost me about 1 1/2 years of federal service credit.)
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/05/bill-introduced-to-change-public-officer-prohibited-activities-act-after-dupage-official-outed/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Like previous violations of law by public officials in DuPage and other counties, instead of following the law, they simply get the law changed – which is their right to try and accomplish, but it sets a bad precedent for Illinois public officials – one that essentially breeds corruption by demonstrating that laws do not matter. Previous changes have been to pass a Bill concerning the election code, and backdate its effective date to allow extended times for publication of referendum. Another was to change the township code to authorize giving away mulch and delivering it onto private property. And changing the way drug funds must be utilized, after writing about a rogue State’s Attorney who chose to spend it outside what the current law allowed. If this is what we have come to in Illinois, someone should tell us exactly which laws are to be followed, and which ones can be safely ignored. Anything short of that, “Break the Law Change the Law” will become our State motto.)

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Anti-Baby Forces Lie, Spin and Attack to Kill More Babies – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2017/05/voice-your-support-for-defenders-of-life/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— COOK COUNTY MUNICIPALITIES OPT OUT OF PAID TIME OFF, MINIMUM WAGE HIKE MANDATES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/05/41-cook-county-municipalities-opt-out-of-paid-time-off-minimum-wage-hike-mandates.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— After years of ginning up pension envy, BGA finally clears the air
https://capitolfax.com/2017/05/25/after-years-of-ginning-up-pension-envy-bga-finally-clears-the-air/
— An anti-Rauner says “Rauner gets deer in the headlights look after Proft question.”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/05/25/rauner-gets-deer-in-the-headlights-look-after-proft-question/
— Fingers point over continued Chicago population loss  (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run Chicago focus on driving out of Chicago individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for long time.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/05/25/fingers-point-over-continued-chicago-population-loss/

 

NATIONAL FAMILIES IN ACTION
— What Will Legal Marijuana Cost Employers?
http://www.nationalfamilies.org/reports/What_Will_Legal_Marijuana_Cost_Employers–Complete.pdf

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— Ives: It’s Immoral To Put That Much Debt On Other People’s Backs
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/ives-its-immoral-to-put-that-much-debt-on-other-peoples-backs

 

GOPUSA
— Minneapolis mayor speaks at mosque to reassure Muslims she stands with them  (DIERSEN: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries DO NOT STAND WITH YOU?  The following DO NOT STAND WITH ME: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=24879
— Aggressive Guardian reporter alleges he was body slammed by GOP candidate
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=24888
— Late-Night Trump Hatred vs. Primetime News
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=24906

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— GREAT MOMENTS IN FAKE NEWS ‘JOURNALISM’ – Larry Elder (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents not only glorify and praise the Democrat news media and pander to the Democrat news media, they act as operatives or as dupes for the Democrat news media.  My critics/opponents focus on destroying me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/great-moments-in-fake-news-journalism/

 

THE BLAZE
— Advertisers are starting to drop Sean Hannity – here’s why – Carlos Garcia (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. I do not need or want advertisers. All the time and money needed to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and to send them out comes from me. But if I did have advertisers, my critics/opponents would destroy them.  My critics/opponents are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means. They are disciples of Saul Alinsky.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/05/24/advertisers-are-starting-to-drop-sean-hannity-heres-why/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Fox News host Sean Hannity began losing sponsors Wednesday over the controversy from his coverage of a conspiracy theory involving the death of a DNC staffer Seth Rich. Hannity blamed left-wing media activists who were targeting his advertisers over the sensationalistic story. According to Buzzfeed News, who had a reporter contact each of Hannity’s advertisers, Cars.com was the first sponsor to drop Hannity.)

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— CNN’s Byers: Conservative ‘Anti-Media Rhetoric,’ ‘Incivility’ Caused Montana Incident – Curtis Houck
http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2017/05/25/cnns-byers-conservative-anti-media-rhetoric-incivility-caused

 

DAILY CALLER
— ‘I’m Sick And Tired Of You Guys’: GOP Candidate Allegedly Punches And Choke Slams Reporter – Thomas Phippen
http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/24/reporter-claims-he-was-body-slammed-by-gop-candidate-audio/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Europe’s denial of Islamic terrorism threat perplexes security specialists – Rowan Scarborough
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/23/manchester-bombing-reveals-europes-denial-of-islam/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— MUSLIMS INVADE U.S. ‘IN THE NAME OF ALLAH’ Americans collecting big cash from feds to help with ‘migrant’ influx – GREG COROMBOS
http://www.wnd.com/2017/05/muslims-invade-u-s-in-the-name-of-allah/

 

POLITICO
— White House tries to avoid ‘paralysis’ amid investigation – JOSH DAWSEY, ALEX ISENSTADT and ELIANA JOHNSON  (DIERSEN: Constructively, all during the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, my Democrat superiors had me under investigation.  Nevertheless, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 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 33.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/25/russia-white-house-staff-238802
— Trump ditches his feud in gracious visit with the pope – LOUIS NELSON and GIADA ZAMPANO  (DIERSEN: The term “feud” hints/implies/argues/shouts that the parties have equal power.  My critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have tremendous religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.  They have the power to destroy any individual, any organization, any company, and any government in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.  What do you say those who say that I have a “feud” with my critics/opponents, that is, that I have equal power with them?)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/24/trump-meets-with-pope-francis-238752

 

AOL NEWS
— Chicago’s “March on McDonald’s” takes aim at “the Donald Trump of employers” – ERIC LUTZ
https://www.aol.com/article/finance/2017/05/24/chicagos-march-on-mcdonalds-takes-aim-at-the-donald-trump-o/22107382/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors, YOU ARE A DISCRIMINATOR IF YOU DO NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/us/politics/betsy-devos-refuses-to-rule-out-giving-funds-to-schools-that-discriminate.html
— Fox News Pushes Back Against Claim It Tried to Silence Ex-Host – NIRAJ CHOKSHI  (DIERSEN: Should I write a book or should I file lawsuits against those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who focus on silencing me?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/business/media/fox-news-sexual-harassment-lawsuit.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: All It Takes Is a Story and Someone to Believe It – Jim Rutenberg  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who immediately believe anything and everything that is negative that is said or written about me. They immediately believe anything and everything that my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes say or write about me.  Because of that, they are filled with hatred against me. How should I deal with that?  My critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/business/media/seth-rich-fox-news-sean-hannity.html

 

DENVER POST
— Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers – AP  (DIERSEN: Many, if not most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes talk and/or act like a) they smoke pot and/or b) they want to smoke pot legally.)
http://www.denverpost.com/2014/04/15/study-finds-signs-of-brain-changes-in-pot-smokers/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— GOP Leads Efforts to Pass State Laws It Says Protect Free Speech  Moves follows high-profile demonstrations against conservative speakers – Douglas Belkin  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes despised if not hated those who spoke at TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois events while I was its chairman 2005-2012.  Then again, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes despise if not hate just about everyone and everything.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-leads-efforts-to-pass-state-laws-it-says-protect-free-speech-1495633943

 

BLOOMBERG
— Trump’s Toxic Budget Is a Cheap Win With the Right People  “We know the president’s budget isn’t going to be passed as it is.” – Peter Coy  (DIERSEN: Of course, those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that hate federal employees and hate federal retirees are overjoyed about anything that harms federal employees and/or federal retirees.  In your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, which individuals, organizations, companies, and governments are the most filled with hatred of federal employees and of federal retirees?  On what do they base their hatred?)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-25/trump-s-toxic-budget-is-a-cheap-win-with-the-right-people

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— 17% of Americans Are at Risk of ‘Unaffordable’ Insurance Under GOP Healthcare Bill – Elizabeth O’Brien  (DIERSEN: Because I am a federal retiree, my wife and I have subsidized health, dental, and vision insurance for life.  We pay only $5,763/year for coverage that others would have to pay $23,051/year for.  Obviously, to get that $17,288/year subsidy, we have to pay $5,763/year.)
http://time.com/money/4792626/cbo-how-many-left-uninsured/
— Financial independence ‘a hell of a lot easier if you target a basic lifestyle’ – Paul Clitheroe (DIERSEN: Since we got married in 1978, my wife and I have a) tried to limit our spending as though only one of us had income and b) tried to save the most we can for our retirement.  My critics/opponents stress that we would have far less money today if I had not avoided the draft and if we a) had children, b) had adopted, and/or c) had become foster parents.  My critics/opponents demonize, denigrate, and condemn my wife and I as being selfish rich DINKs (dual income, no kids).)
http://moneymag.com.au/paul-clitheroe-financial-independence/

 

REAL GOP ILLINOIS
— Rauner’s firm GTCR losing millions of dollars for Illinois
https://realgopillinois.com/2017/05/25/rauners-gtcr-losing-millions-for-illinois/

May 24 Evening Edition

ABC7
— State budget impasse continues as legislative session nears end – Sarah Schulte
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/state-budget-impasse-continues-as-legislative-session-nears-end/2031168/
— McDonald’s workers demand higher pay in Oak Brook – Laura Podesta
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/mcdonalds-workers-demand-higher-pay-in-oak-brook/2030499/
— Family sues Naperville high school, police after student’s suicide – Liz Nagy
http://abc7chicago.com/news/naperville-student-commits-suicide-after-school-discipline-family-says/2032422/

 

NBC5
— 23 Million More Uninsured With GOP Health Bill, Analysts Say  Trump and Republicans celebrated House passage of the bill earlier this month – Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/AHCA-Health-Care-Overhaul-CBO-Score-424048234.html

 

CBS2
— Emanuel Urges A Focus On Governor Rauner To Fund CPS, Resolve Budget – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/05/24/emanuel-rauner-cps-budget/

 

WGN TV
— The bill is due: CPS owes staggering amount on teachers’ pension fund – BEN BRADLEY
http://wgntv.com/2017/05/24/the-bill-is-due-cps-owes-staggering-amount-on-teachers-pension-fund/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump’s budget plan includes cuts to food assistance programs – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/256601399-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Republicans go on the attack after Democrats’ tax vote – Rick Pearson and Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-legislature-met-0525-20170524-story.html
— The Pritzker property tax ‘Oops!’ — An embarrassing twist in the race for Illinois governor – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-pritzker-taxes-madigan-rauner-berrios-edit-0524-20170524-story.html
— Family of Naperville teen who committed suicide sues school, police – Stacy St. Clair
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-naperville-north-suicide-lawsuit-20170524-story.html
— Chicago in epicenter of charter school teacher contract disputes – Diane Rado and Juan Perez Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-charter-school-strike-20170529-story.html
— Chicago-based Cars.com to stop advertising on Fox News’ ‘Hannity’ – AP  (DIERSEN: Should I publish a list of all my critics/opponents, a list of all their operatives, and a list of all their dupes?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-sean-hannity-sponsors-20170524-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Wednesday, Hannity sent a steady stream of tweets that targeted Media Matters for America, the liberal lobbyists who a day earlier had posted a list of his show’s advertisers on its web site. Targeting a show’s advertisers is a potent line of attack in television; the swift abandonment of Bill O’Reilly’s advertisers last month after the revelation of settlements paid to women to quiet harassment charges was widely considered a factor in his firing by Fox. Media Matters is “targeting my advertisers to silence my voice,” Hannity tweeted. “They hope to get me fired. Rush (Limbaugh), O’Reilly, (Glenn) Beck, (Don) Imus and now me.” He posted a series of links to articles about Media Matters’ funding, and ties to figures reviled by many conservatives, like George Soros and Bill Clinton. Media Matters denied that it was mounting a pressure campaign focusing on Hannity’s advertisers. The organization’s president Angelo Carusone said he hadn’t spoken to any sponsors. He said he wanted advertisers to be aware of Hannity’s “volatility” as part of a general Media Matters campaign to get them to think about advertising on Fox; Media Matters hasn’t posted a list of sponsors for any other specific show. Saying there’s no boycott campaign may be a distinction without a difference, however. Media Matters listed on its website more than 150 companies that had run commercials on “Hannity” in May, ranging from Lexus to Reddi-wip to Comedy Central. Hannity tweeted Wednesday that he’d spoken to several of his advertisers and they said they’d been “inundated” with emails urging them to stop running commercials on his show. Cars.com said in a statement that its decision to advertise on a show doesn’t mean it agrees or disagrees with its content. “We don’t have the ability to influence content at the time we make our advertising purchase,” the company said. “In this case, we’ve been watching closely and have recently made the decision to pull our advertising from Hannity.” The company did not make clear when it made that decision or what about Hannity’s content influenced its executives. A company representative did not immediately return a call seeking comment. By alerting his supporters about the list of advertisers, Hannity has played into his critics’ hands, Carusone said. “He has demonstrated that he’s totally volatile and out of control,” he said. “Hannity has done more to create pressure for his advertisers than I have.” Carusone suggested that Hannity is “acting out of fear and anxiety over the future of Fox News by preying on the fears and anxieties of his audience.” “We’re not running a campaign to get him fired right now,” he said.)
— Illinois dismisses three football players arrested in dormitory incident
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/ct-illinois-dismisses-three-football-players-spt-0525-20170524-story.html
— McDonald’s shareholder meeting brings roar of protests but few surprises – Samantha Bomkamp
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-mcdonalds-annual-meeting-0525-biz-20170524-story.html
— Zillow looks to crowdsourcing to improve ‘Zestimates’ – Mary Ellen Podmolik
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-zillow-zestimates-competition-0525-biz-20170524-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump’s budget: A slow boat to disaster.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-trump-budget-disaster-chapman-perspec-20170524-story.html
— Illinois Democrats condemn Republican health care plan again after new estimates emerge – Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-congress-illinois-health-care-cbo-met-0524-20170524-story.html
— New gun range rules approved by City Council – Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-gun-ranges-met-0525-story.html
— African-American aldermen praise, remind Emanuel on black hiring issue – John Byrne  (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to not hire and to get rid of those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-black-aldermen-rahm-emanuel-praise-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs promote pot.  If you promote pot, you promote destruction.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-sessions-mandatory-minimum-sentences-edit-0525-md-20170524-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— $3 million program would help police, fire, paramedics buy city homes – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: What percent of those who work in your municipality say that they do not live in your municipality because it is too expensive?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/3-million-program-would-help-police-fire-paramedics-buy-city-homes/
— Trump-Ryan health care bill creates 23 million losers – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Virtually all of the operatives and the dupes who work for my critics/opponents have financial, health, and/or other problems.  To motivate their operatives and their dupes to hate me, my critics/opponents stress to them that because I am a federal retiree, my wife and I have subsidized health, dental, and vision insurance for life.  We pay only $5,763 a year for coverage that they would have to pay $23,051 a year for.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/trump-ryan-health-care-bill-creates-23-million-losers/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Unacceptable – Citizens must again press lawmakers for budget – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20170524/editorial-unacceptable—citizens-must-again-press-lawmakers-for-budget
— Lawsuit claims ‘excessive’ questioning led to Naperville North student’s death – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170524/lawsuit-claims-x2018excessivex2019-questioning-led-to-naperville-north-studentx2019s-death
— Kane County agrees to severance package for ex-employee who accused Lauzen of harassment – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170524/kane-county-agrees-to-severance-package-for-ex-employee-who-accused-lauzen-of-harassment

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois budget spotlight shifts to Madigan – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170524/BLOGS02/170529950/illinois-budget-spotlight-shifts-to-madigan
— Health insurers stiffed by budgetless Illinois take plea to federal court – KRISTEN SCHORSCH
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170524/NEWS03/170529960/health-insurers-take-state-of-illinois-to-federal-court

 

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— OUTSTANDING: County cops against loosening pot laws  Pending bills would legalize pot sales of 28 grams or fewer – CHRISTOPHER HEIMERMAN
http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2017/05/18/county-cops-against-loosening-pot-laws/aioe6o1/

 

JOURNAL COURIER
— Casino bills taking billions from state – John Kindt
http://myjournalcourier.com/news/109816/commentary-casino-bills-taking-billions-from-state

 

JOURNAL TOPICS
— Must Be Nice – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to not hire and to get rid of those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.journal-topics.com/opinion/article_45919aee-40c1-11e7-8685-0b3488464c30.html

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Property taxes a matter of locale – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-05-24/tom-kacich-property-taxes-matter-locale.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— House Republican Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton, Who’s Against Tax Increases Sponsors Bill That Would Increase Taxes – Rachel Droze
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/house-republican-whos-against-tax-increases-sponsors-bill-that-would-increase-taxes-05-24-2017

 

WJBD RADIO
— McCarter Votes ‘No’ on Tax Increases  McCarter Says Taxpayers Are Being Punished for a Problem They Didn’t Create  (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion punishes those who did not create the problem.)
http://www.wjbdradio.com/local-news/2017/05/24/mccarter-votes-no-on-tax-increases

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— College of DuPage -Glaser & Sapyta – Parties reported that this case has settled – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/05/college-of-dupage-glaser-sapyta-parties-reported-that-this-case-has-settled/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP unleashes robocalls in wake of Senate tax hike vote
https://capitolfax.com/2017/05/24/ilgop-unleashes-robocalls-in-wake-of-senate-tax-hike-vote/
— It’s not 4.95 percent, it’s 5.81 percent for the rest of this year
https://capitolfax.com/2017/05/24/its-not-495-percent-its-581-percent-for-the-rest-of-this-year/

 

COMSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— QUESTIONING ‘DIVERSITY’ IS THE NEW BLASPHEMY  (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/05/24/questioning-diversity-is-the-new-blasphemy/

 

GOPUSA
— Sanctuary Cities Defined by DOJ
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=24777
— North Carolina teen not sorry for ‘Build the wall’ quote that caused school to pull yearbook
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=24814

 

PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY REPORT
— Despite Record Reporting Bias, Trump’s Base Remains Solid – John and Andy Schlafly
http://www.pseagles.com/Despite_Record_Reporting_Bias,_Trump%E2%80%99s_Base_Remains_Solid

 

DAILY CALLER
— Members Of Manchester Attacker’s Mosque Knew He Had A Problem – Saagar Enjeti
http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/24/manchester-bomber-showed-multiple-red-flags-traveled-to-syria-and-libya/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with terrorists.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/24/sen-murphy-trumps-rhetoric-makes-us-vulnerable-to-terrorism-video/

 

USA TODAY
— How liberal cities, states are trying to thwart Trump’s border wall – Rafael Carranza and Gustavo Solis
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/05/24/trumps-border-wall-targeted-liberal-cities-states/344281001/

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— White House Taps Civil Service Reform Veteran to Lead OPM – Katherine McIntire Peters  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who claim to be conservative and/or claim to be Republican BUT WHO SIDE WITH THE DEMOCRATS WHO WASTED MY CAREER IN THE FEDERAL GOVERMENT AND FORCED ME TO TAKE THEIR EARLY RETIREMENT “OFFER” IN 1997 WHEN I WAS 49 YEARS OLD? The aforesaid have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.govexec.com/management/2017/05/white-house-taps-civil-service-reform-veteran-lead-opm/138112/

May 24 Morning Edition

AMERICAN LEGION POST 76
— Memorial Day Parade  (DIERSEN: I am proud to say that the parade south of Roosevelt Road and the ceremony in Wheaton Cemetery are in my Milton Township Precinct 9.  Please join me in watching the parade from either side of Warrenville Road south of Roosevelt Road and the ceremony.)
http://americanlegionpost76.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10&Itemid=480
ROAD CLOSURES: http://www.wheaton.il.us/news/pressreleases/detail.aspx?id=9845#.WSWJcxFSRZI
(FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT: This year’s Memorial Day event is Monday May 29, 2017. All veteran, youth groups, business, schools, band groups, city entities and the like are welcome to join the parade. No political, life style or advertisement of product is allowed during the parade or ceremony. This event is a memorial to those that have given their life in service to our country. There can be no distribution of any materials, handouts or candy during the parade. No registration is required. If you wish to participate, please arrive at Wheaton Memorial Park not later than 9:30 am on the day of the event and check in with the members of the American Legion Parade Committee. They will be located at the southeast corner of the park and wearing red ball caps. You cannot drive into the park area unless you have a vehicle or float in the parade.  Parade participants must be dropped off outside the park area. The parade will start at 10:00 am being led by the City of Wheaton Police and Fire Departments. The parade will end at Wheaton Cemetery where the Post will hold a ceremony at 11:00 am. Memorial Park is located in Wheaton, Illinois at the intersection of West Union Ave. and North Hale St. Suggested drop off areas are on North Wheaton Ave located on the West side of the park or West Union Ave. located on the North side of the park. All other streets around the park will be closed to vehicles. Click here for map  Parade Route  The parade begins at the corner of Hale St. and Wesley St. and proceeds West on Wesley St. to West St. then South on West St. (which becomes Warrenville Road south of Roosevelt Road) to Wheaton Cemetery.)

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Day after Senate budget vote, GOP tries to push Rauner plan
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170524/day-after-senate-budget-vote-gop-tries-to-push-rauner-plan
http://www.pekintimes.com/news/20170524/day-after-senate-budget-vote-gop-tries-to-push-rauner-plan
http://wqad.com/2017/05/24/day-after-senate-budget-vote-gop-tries-to-push-rauner-plan/
http://wkms.org/post/day-after-senate-budget-vote-gop-tries-push-rauner-plan

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Madigan back in shadows this spring after Rauner’s attacks – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-speaker-madigan-session-met-0524-20170523-story.html
— Illinois Senate Democrats pass major tax hikes unlikely to become law – Monique Garcia and Haley BeMiller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-senate-income-tax-hike-rauner-met-0524-20170523-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who glorifies and praises those who walked out on Pence?  ANSWER: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/opinion/ct-ptb-davich-notre-dame-grads-st-0524-20170523-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Organized by a student activist group at Notre Dame called “We Stand For,” the protest was in defense of “the marginalized people affected by Pence’s politics, both on this campus and throughout our nation,” according to the Facebook post published by the group before the ceremony. “We invite all students, faculty, and families who will be attending the Commencement ceremony to walk out with us as we take back our graduation and show our dissatisfaction with the University’s selection of Mike Pence as honored speaker,” the group wrote on social media.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— President Trump’s budget would squeeze Illinois – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/president-trumps-budget-would-squeeze-illinois/

 

DAILY HERALD
— McDonald’s workers rally for higher wages, close streets near HQ
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20170524/report-mcdonaldx2019s-workers-rally-for-higher-wages-close-streets-near-hq

 

ABC7
— McDonald’s workers rally for higher pay in Oak Brook – Laura Podesta  (DIERSEN: What jobs did you have that paid less than $15/hour in today’s dollars and what did you do with the money that you earned?  I did yard work and delivered newspapers during the summers of 1962, 1963, and 1964; I washed dishes during the summer of 1965; and I cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline during the summer of 1966.  I used the money that I earned to buy a 1958 Chevy BelAir in 1964 and a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966 to commute to classes at UIC from my parents’ home in Crete.)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/mcdonalds-workers-rally-for-higher-pay-in-oak-brook/2030499/

 

CBS2
— Chicago Teachers Union Votes “No Confidence” In CPS Boss Claypool – Bob Roberts
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/05/24/chicago-teachers-union-no-confidence-cps-forrest-claypool/

 

WGN TV
— Illinois Senate approves 32 percent income tax hike in party-line vote
http://wgntv.com/2017/05/23/illinois-senate-approves-32-percent-income-tax-hike-in-party-line-vote/

 

WTTW
— Illinois Senate Passes Budget, Tax Increase – Amanda Vinicky
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/05/23/illinois-senate-passes-budget-tax-increase

 

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Common Cause seeks action to get Trump’s taxes released – BRENDA SCHORY
http://www.kcchronicle.com/2017/05/22/common-cause-seeks-action-to-get-trumps-taxes-released/afmw072/

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Three Budget Related Bills Pass in the Senate – Em Nguyen
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/three-budget-related-bills-pass-in-the-senate

 

WBEZ
— How Would Trump’s Budget Affect Illinois? – Dan Weissmann, Lauren Chooljian, Michael Puente
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/how-would-trumps-budget-affect-illinois/c1e23fa7-cb87-4e73-9dba-7d33758ba9ff

 

MADISON
— Cullerton says OK’d budget had GOP input – AP
http://host.madison.com/business/the-latest-cullerton-says-ok-d-budget-had-gop-input/article_e93c4587-8d69-501c-8e33-7c786eb2e1e4.html

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Job Seekers Giving Up – Benjamin Yount  (DIERSEN: From what I see, employers in Illinois do not want to hire those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), those whose ancestors have been in America for along time, current or former government employees, etc.)
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=244630#.WSVdkxFSRZI

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Illinois Democrats Pass Budget Proposal in Senate – TOM LISI
http://nprillinois.org/post/illinois-democrats-pass-budget-proposal-senate#stream/0

 

WAND
— Clinton: Trump budget shows ‘unimaginable’ cruelty – AP
http://www.wandtv.com/story/35501818/clinton-trump-budget-shows-unimaginable-cruelty

 

WSIL TV
— Some of Trump’s GOP allies slam budget plan – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35496067/the-latest-some-of-trumps-gop-allies-slam-budget-plan

 

WREX
— Rockford Aldermen examine video gaming establishments – Mary Sugden
http://www.wrex.com/story/35492207/2017/05/23/rockford-aldermen-examine-video-gaming-establishments

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Senate Democrats Pass Huge Income Tax Hike…Retroactive to New Year’s Day – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/05/23/senate-democrats-pass-huge-income-tax-hike/

 

WEST COOK NEWS
— West Cook state senators vote to raise Illinois income tax
http://westcooknews.com/stories/511119102-west-cook-state-senators-vote-to-raise-illinois-income-tax

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Murphy, Harmon, Holmes vote to raise Illinois income tax
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511119077-murphy-harmon-holmes-vote-to-raise-illinois-income-tax

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Senate Democrats approve $5.4 billion in tax increases; GOP Rep. Ives takes control of bill in House – Greg Bishop and Dan McCaleb
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/senate-democrats-approve-billion-in-tax-increases-gop-rep-ives/article_39711fb4-3fe5-11e7-b5f0-ef6cc1de6dd7.html

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— State Senator McConchie Outlines the Simplicity of the State Budget Crisis – John Biver
https://illinoisfamily.org/politics/state-senator-mcconchie-outlines-simplicity-state-budget-crisis/
— Falsifying Birth Certificate Legislation Still Pending – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/falsifying-birth-certificate-legislation-still-pending/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— AVERAGE ILLINOIS FAMILY TO PAY STATE $1125 MORE, THANKS TO IL DEMS TAX HIKE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/05/average-illinois-family-to-pay-state-1125-more-thanks-to-il-dems-tax-hike.html
— KINDT: NEW CASINO BILLS WILL TAKE $ BILLIONS FROM ILLINOIS EDUCATION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/05/new-casino-bills-taking-billions-from-illinois-education.html

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— RINOs Declare War On Trump’s Conservative Budget
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/25738
— Far Left Thugs Raise $80 Million To Coordinate Summer Riots – George Rasley (DIERSEN: How many riots have the anti-Trumps scheduled in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/25731-far-left-thugs-raise-80-million-coordinate-summer-riots

 

GOPUSA
— McCain: Trump’s budget ‘dead on arrival’
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=24812
— When even Harvard notices your left-wing slant
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=24750

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— LIBERAL FIGHT AGAINST FREEDOM TURNS VIOLENT – Star Parker
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/liberal-fight-against-freedom-turns-violent/

 

THE HILL
— Here are the 66 programs eliminated in Trump’s budget – NIV ELIS
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/334768-here-are-the-66-programs-eliminated-in-trumps-budget

 

CBS NEWS
— What is the “tax gap” the White House wants to shrink? – KATHRYN WATSON  (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173.  I worked for GAO on audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division for 3 years at the GS-13 Step 1-3 levels, currently $94,610-$100,917.)
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-is-the-tax-gap-the-white-house-wants-to-close/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The tax gap, simply put, is the amount in taxes individuals and companies owe the government, but that the government never receives. There are three reasons for that gap –some fail to pay any taxes, others underreport income, and yet others underpay their taxes, according to the IRS. Mulvaney said the president’s proposed tax plan doesn’t include an expectation that the gap will close, but pointed out how shrinking it would help the proposed $4 trillion budget. The tax gap in 2016 was $486 billion — out of the expected revenue from income and corporate taxes of roughly $1.9 trillion. . .However, Mulvaney’s hopes of closing or even significantly shrinking the tax gap may be a stretch. The tax gap has remained relatively stable during the last decade, with the majority of the gap stemming from individual, rather than corporate, tax, shortages. The total tax gap was $450 billion in 2006, and the total tax compliance rate was 83 percent, according to the Government Accountability Office. The Obama administration made attempts to close the gap by stepping up enforcement, but probably only reduced it by $50 billion to $100 billion over a decade, said Marc Goldwein, senior vice president and senior policy director at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. . .GAO, which analyzed the tax gap problem in 2012, pointed out that simplifying the tax code is only one way to help close the gap. GAO said the IRS also needs to improve customer service lines for taxpayers, devote additional resources to enforcement, expand compliance checks before issuing refunds and modernize information systems, among other things, to address the gap.)

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Chinese Student in Maryland Is Criticized at Home for Praising U.S. – MIKE IVES  (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote China.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/23/world/asia/chinese-student-fresh-air-yang-shuping.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE:  Speaking at the University of Maryland, Yang Shuping, a graduating senior from China, sprinkled her upbeat commencement speech with observations that drew warm applause: The air was far cleaner in the United States than in China, she said, and she could openly discuss racism, sexism and politics in ways that she had never before dreamed possible. Growing up in China, “I was convinced that only authorities owned the narrative,” Ms. Yang, a theater and psychology major from the southern city of Kunming, told the crowd in a basketball arena in College Park, Md. “Only authorities could define the truth.” The speech on Sunday drew harsh criticism, however, from some of Ms. Yang’s Chinese classmates in Maryland and from legions of social media users in China, many of whom accused her of selling out her homeland. Even the city of Kunming weighed in, saying in a message on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like platform, that her comments about the city’s air pollution were “not related to us.”)
— Since Ouster, Sheriff Arpaio Has Lots of Time, but Not for Regrets – FERNANDA SANTOS  (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents want you to regret?  My critics/opponents want me to regret a) my not getting their permission to include links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, b) my not glorifying and praising them, c) my not pandering to them, d) my not serving as one of their operatives or dupes, e) my not giving them money, f) my suing them, g) my opposing patronage, h) my opposing political affiliation discrimination, i) my opposing reverse discrimination, j) my opposing age discrimination, k) my raising money from DuPage Republicans to sponsor entries in Wheaton’s Independence Day parades, l) my getting Comcast to carry Fox News Channel in Wheaton, and/or m) my opposing the promotion of socialism, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of the First and Second Amendments, etc.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/23/us/joe-arpaio-arizona.html
— Why Work Requirement Became a Theme of the Trump Budget – Emily Badger (DIERSEN: From what I see, employers do not to hire those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), those whose ancestors have been in America for along time, current or former government employees, etc.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/upshot/why-work-requirement-became-a-theme-of-the-trump-budget.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “New Jersey Town Used Zoning to Discriminate Against Islam.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/23/nyregion/new-jersey-town-zoning-discriminate-islam.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To promote pot is to promote destruction.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/opinion/vermont-marijuana-phil-scott.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who glorifies and praises those who walked out on Pence?  ANSWER: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  If Clinton had won and her running mate had spoken and anyone had walked out, Jemar Tisby would have viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned them.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/05/22/notre-dames-commencement-walkout-wasnt-about-stifling-academic-freedom/

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Day After Senate Budget Vote, GOP Tries to Push Rauner Plan  The Illinois General Assembly is back to work after the Senate approved a major spending package. – AP
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2017-05-24/day-after-senate-budget-vote-gop-tries-to-push-rauner-plan

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Teens Miss Out on Summer Jobs  A struggling retail sector isn’t the employer it once was, plus, teenagers themselves are forgoing work. – Imani Moise  (DIERSEN: What summer jobs did you have and what did you do with the money that you earned?  I did yard work and delivered newspapers during the summers of 1962, 1963, and 1964; I washed dishes during the summer of 1965; I cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline during the summer of 1966; and I delivered mail during the summers of 1967, 1968, and 1969.  I used the money that I earned to buy a 1958 Chevy BelAir in 1964, a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966, a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, and a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1967.  I used the money that I earned to pay for my UIC and NIU college expenses.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mall-troubles-threaten-a-rite-of-passage-the-teen-job-1495540801
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Though the numbers of working teens has risen slightly in the last few years, overall teen employment has steadily declined for nearly 40 years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The rate of teen participation in the labor force during the month of July peaked in 1978 at 72%, falling to 43% last year. The BLS links the decline to increased enrollment in summer school and heightened emphasis on extracurricular activities. In the bureau’s most recent survey, less than 9% of teens who didn’t have a job said they were interested in finding one. The trend is setting off alarm bells for many who believe that teens are missing out on opportunities to learn the soft skills needed for their adult careers. Hoping to save up money for a car, Danei Wesley applied for summer jobs at Wal-Mart, Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe stores near her hometown of Gary, Ind. The 18-year-old, a rising sophomore at Indiana University Bloomington, followed up on each of her applications online, by phone or even in person, but was told in each case the position was already filled. Looking closer to home has proven successful for Ms. Wesley. A member of her church offered her a job for $8 an hour at an Italian-ice store, and not long after, she found another job through the father of a cheer-squad teammate, tutoring children in math and science for $9 an hour. Large employers often assume teens lack the punctuality and professionalism needed on the job, said Nancy Snyder, chief executive of Commonwealth Corp., a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that helps find employment for teens. Ms. Snyder recommends that young job seekers follow Ms. Wesley’s lead and try grocery stores or local mom-and-pop stores.)

 

USA TODAY
— Paid parental leave great for families – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Democrats are nasty moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means. They are nasty disciples of Saul Alinsky. To promote hatred against my wife and I, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates viciously demonized us, viciously denigrated us, and viciously condemned us as being filthy rich DINKs (dual income, no kids) because we gave up trying to have children, because we did not adopt, and because we did not become foster parents.  They stressed that Money Magazine reported in its February, 1978 issue that we planned to have children. They stressed that I had not volunteered for travel assignments because we were trying to have children. In 1989, they used the aforesaid to punish me a) by throwing me off audits of IRS, b) by assigning me to a 6-month travel assignment that many of my coworkers wanted and were better qualified to take, c) by giving me an extremely unfair performance appraisal, and d) by ranked me at the bottom of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes. They might have succeeded in driving me out of GAO if Henry Hyde had not interceded.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/05/23/ivanka-trump-budget-paid-parental-leave-editorials-debates/102059586/

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— CEO Pay Is Rising Twice as Fast as Workers’ Income – Rob Wile
http://time.com/money/4790237/ceo-pay-salary-compensation-increase/

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Trump Proposes Easier Firing, Job Cuts at Most Agencies – Eric Katz  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government.  Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.govexec.com/management/2017/05/trump-proposes-easier-firing-job-cuts-most-agencies/138090/

May 23 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chris Kennedy gubernatorial campaign persists as Pritzker garners support – Sarah Schulte
http://abc7chicago.com/news/chris-kennedy-gubernatorial-campaign-persists-as-pritzker-garners-support/2028140/

 

NBC5
— Illinois Senate Approves Income Tax Hike  The measure passed 32-26 a little more than a week ahead of the May 31 budget deadline. – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-senate-approves-income-tax-hike-423929014.html
— Students Have Become ‘Collateral Damage’ in State Budget Battle  “With what’s going on, it’s scary,” says student – Carol Marin and Don Moseley
http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/Students-Have-Become-collateral-Damage-in-State-Budget-Battle-423765474.html

 

CBS2
— Rauner Signals He’ll OK Budget Deal For ‘Lasting’ Property Tax Freeze – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/05/23/rauner-signals-hell-ok-budget-deal-for-lasting-property-tax-freeze/

 

WGN TV
— Trump budget: More for the military, less for the poor – AP
http://wgntv.com/2017/05/23/trump-budget-more-for-the-military-less-for-the-poor/

 

CLTV
— Cook County sheriff Tom Dart says half of county jail’s population should not be there  (DIERSEN: What percent should be in jail in the foreign county that they are a citizen of?)
http://cltv.com/2017/05/22/cook-county-sheriff-says-half-of-county-jails-population-should-not-be-there/#new_tab

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Senate Dems pass ‘compromise’ budget plan – as Rauner draws line in sand – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/senate-dems-try-to-go-it-alone-on-budget-again/
— Budget: Unacceptable, yes. Pathetic, too – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/unacceptable-yes-pathetic-too/
— Ald. O’Shea proposes crackdown on massage parlors – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/ald-oshea-proposes-crackdown-on-massage-parlors/
— Sponsors pull out of NY Puerto Rican parade over Oscar Lopez Rivera – AP  (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sponsors-pull-out-of-ny-puerto-rican-parade-over-oscar-lopez-rivera/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you promote gambling, you promote destruction.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/always-bet-on-the-taxpayer-to-gamble/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Karen Lewis finds J.B. Pritzker’s progressive credentials ‘hilarious’ – Kim Janssen  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have lots of progressive credentials.  They promote dependency on government and on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and even worse things.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-karen-lewis-j-b-pritzker-0524-chicago-inc-20170523-story.html
— Why do voters continue to fall for candidate commercials? – Paul Sassone
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/northbrook/news/ct-ppn-column-sassone-tl-0601-20170523-story.html
— CTU says members have no confidence in schools chief Claypool – Juan Perez Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-karen-lewis-chicago-teachers-confidence-vote-met-20170523-story.html
— Bad press? Sometimes Trump begs for it – Clarence Page  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the press serves as an arm of the Democrat Party.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-page-trump-obama-media-perspec-0524-jm-20170523-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Ryan says Trump budget favors taxpayers – AP  (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, those who pay little or no taxes voted for Democrats.  Those who vote for Democrats want to tax the rich, that is, to tax Republicans.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170523/news/305239923/
— Sergeant seeks Republican nod for Kane County sheriff post – Susan Sarkauskas  (DIERSEN: What offices will be on the ballot in your precinct next year?  Which Republicans are running for those offices?  Which Republicans does Rauner want to run?)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170522/sergeant-seeks-republican-nod-for-kane-county-sheriff-post
— Trump budget: More for the military, less for the poor – AP  (DIERSEN: If you have less money than others, Democrats shout at you that it is because of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  Democrats always promise to use government take money away from members of the aforesaid groups and to give that money to those who have less money. It is called socialism.  Socialism destroys motivation to become/remain a productive member of society.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170523/news/305239924/
— Could Wheaton Park District help save Loretto Convent historic building? – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170523/could-wheaton-park-district-help-save-historic-building
— Illinois House Democrats propose college grant program – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170523/news/305239928/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Senate OKs $5.4 billion Dem tax-hike plan – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170523/BLOGS02/170529975/senate-oks-5-4-billion-dem-tax-hike-plan
— Here’s what you probably don’t know about Illinois pensions – BGA
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170523/NEWS02/170529966/heres-what-you-probably-dont-know-about-illinois-pensions
— Why this Illinois equal pay act is unwarranted – JESSICA CAUSGROVE  (DIERSEN: If you are/were a government employee, your past/present salary a) is public record and b) is presumed to be 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50+% higher than it should be/had been. In 1997, when I was 49 years old, in today’s dollars, GAO paid me $122,991/year. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 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 33.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170523/OPINION/170529978/why-this-illinois-equal-pay-act-is-unwarranted
— Next month’s electricity price hike is just the start – STEVE DANIELS
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170523/NEWS11/170529964/next-months-electricity-price-hike-is-just-the-start

 

WTTW
— Illinois Agency Awarded Controversial Counter-Extremism Grant – Alex Ruppenthal
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/05/23/illinois-agency-awarded-controversial-counter-extremism-grant

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Sounding the Alarm: Unacceptable – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170523/sounding-alarm-unacceptable
— Budget showdown: Senate Dems approve $5B tax increase
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170523/budget-showdown-senate-dems-approve-5b-tax-increase

 

JOURNAL TOPICS
— Roskam Tells Trump: Dump Your Tweeting – TODD SWESSELL
http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_0a9ea530-3fef-11e7-a0e5-13a02cd1b7ef.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Chicago Democrats treasonously encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/chicago-seeks-to-assure-immigrants-theyre-welcome-in-city-05-22-2017

 

WREX
— Illinois Senate approves tax hike, $37B budget plan – AP
http://www.wrex.com/story/35496863/the-latest-senate-dems-float-less-severe-budget-cuts

 

WJBC
— LaHood critical of Trump’s proposed cuts to education, agriculture – Eric Stock
http://www.wjbc.com/2017/05/23/lahood-critical-of-trumps-proposed-cuts-to-education-agriculture/

 

MADISON RECORD
— Metro East schools to get total of $14.4M less per year under state Senate funding proposal; Rauner vows to veto bill
http://madisonrecord.com/stories/511118689-metro-east-schools-to-get-total-of-14-4m-less-per-year-under-state-senate-funding-proposal-rauner-vows-to-veto-bill

 

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Will Illinois Ever Solve Its Pension Problem?  Almost four years after the first try, pension reforms seems politically realistic—and perhaps legally as well. – WHET MOSER
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/May-2017/Will-Illinois-Ever-Get-Pension-Reform/

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Chicago Teachers Pension fund paid out $1.5 billion in ’16, earned $7.8 million  (DIERSEN: If I was still working for GAO as a GS-13 Step 10, in 2016, I would have paid $8,609 into the Civil Service Retirement System instead of getting $50,856 out of it.)
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511118108-chicago-teachers-pension-fund-paid-out-1-5-billion-in-16-earned-7-8-million#new_tab

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— Illinois’ economic weakness results in nation’s highest black unemployment rate – Michael Lucci
https://files.illinoispolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Black-Unemployment-FINAL.pdf

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Poll: More jobless Illinoisans have stopped looking for work than in other states – Cole Lauterbach  (DIERSEN: From what I see, employers in Illinois do not to hire those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), those whose ancestors have been in America for along time, current or former government employees, etc.)
https://www.ilnews.org/news/economy/poll-more-jobless-illinoisans-have-stopped-looking-for-work-than/article_84ca80b4-3f03-11e7-93e9-9b4fea85827d.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rep. Ives pre-files for Senate tax hike sponsorship
https://capitolfax.com/2017/05/23/rep-ives-pre-files-for-senate-tax-hike-sponsorship/
— Radogno responds – Madigan responds – ILGOP responds, blames Madigan *** Senate passes tax hike bill
https://capitolfax.com/2017/05/23/senate-passes-tax-hike-bill/

 

BREITBART
— AP Hires Leftist Activist as Freelancer to Sneak Into Closed Press NH GOP Event to Attack KellyAnne Conway – PENNY STARR  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Democrat plant, Libertarian plant,  and RINO activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois a) who do not want me to know about their events or their other activities, b) who do not want me to promote their events or their other activities, c) who do not want me to attend their events, and d) who do not want me to report on their events or their other activities.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/22/reporter-attends-and-falsely-reports-on-closed-press-gop-fundraiser/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A freelancer for the Associated Press has drawn the ire of the GOP in New Hampshire after working her way into a “closed press” fundraiser last week and then falsely reporting on the event–all after it turns out that the so-called “reporter” is actually a hardcore leftwing activist. Following the fundraiser, the Associated Press published a short story without a byline that was “grossly inaccurate,” NHGOP adviser Patrick Hynes told local television outlet WMUR-9. “President Donald Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway has told supporters in New Hampshire they should ‘just ignore’ his critics and the incessant chatter about the scandals dogging him,” the “reporter,” later learned to be Melanie Plenda, wrote for the AP. The report also said about 150 attended, and attendees were “largely friendly” to Conway, but “some people in attendance withheld applause when Conway let loose with snarky comments about Democrat Hillary Clinton.” “The Associated Press in New Hampshire appears to be engaged in leftwing activism rather than journalism,” Hynes told Breitbart News. “And Melanie Plenda is a leftwing activist not a journalist.” “They conspired to sneak this leftwing activist into an event for which they were not credentialed and deliberately misreported on the attendance and the enthusiasm with which Kellyanne Conway was greeted,” Hynes said. “Republicans across the country should be aware that the AP cannot be trusted to be fair and balanced,” Hynes said. Breitbart News has obtained a screenshot of Plenda’s Facebook page from Nov. 10, 2016–just days after Donald Trump won the presidential election–that shows her making an explicit call to action against the then-incoming Trump administration.)
— OUTSTANDING: Expert: Mandatory E-Verify ‘Is Coming’ – JOHN BINDER
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/05/23/expert-mandatory-e-verify-coming/

 

GOPUSA
— Lecture: Chelsea Clinton Warns of Sexism, Racism, Islamophobia in Trump’s America  (DIERSEN: Democrats want everyone in America to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=24772
— Number of girls and women at risk of genital mutilation triples in U.S.
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=24748

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps side with foreign countries and with their citizens AGAINST America and AGAINST its citizens.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/23/magazine/is-it-possible-to-resist-deportation-in-trumps-america.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— How Trump’s budget helps the rich at the expense of the poor – Max Ehrenfreund  (DIERSEN: If you have less money than others, Democrats shout at you that it is because of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Democrats always promise to use government take money away from members of the aforesaid groups and to give that money to those who have less money. It is called socialism.  Socialism destroys motivation to become/remain a productive member of society.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/05/23/how-trumps-budget-helps-the-rich-at-the-expense-of-the-poor/
— Trump proposes dramatic changes to federal government, slashing safety net programs that affect up to a fifth of Americans – Damian Paletta (DIERSEN: If you have less money than others, Democrats shout at you that it is because of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Democrats always promise to use government take money away from members of the aforesaid groups and to give that money to those who have less money. It is called socialism.  Socialism destroys motivation to become/remain a productive member of society.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/05/23/trump-proposes-dramatic-changes-to-federal-government-slashing-safety-net-programs-that-affect-up-to-a-fifth-of-americans/
— Trump called terrorists ‘losers’ — the same insult he has thrown at CNN, Ted Cruz and many others – Callum Borchers  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I have always been a loser.  Should I write a book about them?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/05/23/trump-called-terrorists-losers-the-same-insult-he-has-thrown-at-cnn-ted-cruz-and-many-others/
— On track for Public Service Loan Forgiveness? Good news, you’re not in danger from Trump’s budget. – Danielle Douglas-Gabriel (DIERSEN: Back when I was young, it was a positive to be able to say that you worked yourself through college.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/05/23/on-track-for-public-service-loan-forgiveness-good-news-youre-not-in-danger-from-trumps-budget/

 

BLOOMBERG
— Trump’s Budget Bites Deeply Into Programs Benefiting His Voters – Erik Wasson , Steven T. Dennis, and John McCormick  (DIERSEN: The more financial, health, and/or other problems that you have, the more likely that you vote for Democrats.  In your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, what percent of voters who have financial, health, and/or other problems voted for Trump?  Because many, if not most, if not virtually all voters have financial, health, and/or other problems and because Trump got so few votes in my precinct, in Wheaton, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, they obviously voted for Clinton.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-05-23/trump-seeks-3-6-trillion-in-spending-cuts-to-reshape-government
(FROM THE ARTICLE: President Donald Trump made an impassioned plea for support from minority voters during his election campaign by asking them, “What do you have to lose?” On Tuesday, they got an answer, as did many of the rural, poor and working-class voters who propelled him into office. In his fiscal 2018 budget proposal, Trump asked Congress for $3.6 trillion in spending cuts that would mean steep reductions in food stamps, Medicaid health insurance payments, disability benefits, low-income housing assistance and block grants that fund meals-on-wheels for the elderly. The plan found little favor in Congress, even among Republican lawmakers from districts and states that gave Trump wide margins in the November election, and it had Democrats talking about a deal on spending that would exclude the White House.)
— Rep. Roskam Sees Tax Reform Passing This Year
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/videos/2017-05-23/rep-roskam-sees-tax-reform-passing-this-year-video

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— COLA trumps pay raise? – Mike Causey (DIERSEN: One reason why my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old was that Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pensions were adjusted for inflation with COLAs.  However, the CSRS COLAs that I have received have been far less than inflation.)
https://federalnewsradio.com/federal-report/2017/05/cola-trumps-pay-raise/

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— Trump budget to carve $4B from federal employee retirement – Carten Cordell
http://www.federaltimes.com/articles/trump-budget-to-carve-4b-from-federal-employee-retirement

 

FED WEEK
— Trump Budget Proposal Would Cost Federal Employees, Retirees Big Bucks
http://www.fedweek.com/fedweek/trump-budget-proposal-cost-federal-employees-retirees-big-bucks/

 

FED SMITH
— 2018 Budget Proposes Eliminating COLAs, Increasing Retirement Contributions – Ian Smith (DIERSEN: One reason why my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old was that Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pensions were adjusted for inflation with COLAs.  However, the CSRS COLAs that I have received have been far less than inflation.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/05/23/2018-budget-proposes-eliminating-colas-increasing-retirement-contributions/

 

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
— Trump budget cuts civil service pay, jobs, and benefits to line CEO pockets, union says  Budget delivers huge tax breaks to CEOs and wealthy on backs of federal workers
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/trump-budget-cuts-civil-service-pay-jobs-and-benefits-to-line-ceo-pockets-union-says-300462668.html

 

PEOPLE’S WORLD
— Trump Resistance movement takes aim at McDonald’s today
http://www.peoplesworld.org/article/trump-resistance-movement-takes-aim-at-mcdonalds-today/

May 23 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Islamic State claims responsibility for Ariana Grande show bombing – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/uk-police-arrest-man-23-in-manchester-in-relation-to-concert-attack/
— Cries of racism, fear, meddling mark NW Side affordable housing flap – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/cries-of-racism-fear-meddling-mark-nw-side-affordable-housing-flap/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump administration appears to ease up on its threat against ‘sanctuary cities’ – Joseph Tanfani  (DIERSEN: Of course, members of the following groups are overjoyed, but of course, they will continue to vote for Democrats: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-sessions-memo-sanctuary-cities-20170522-story.html
— Senate Democrats poised to vote on major tax hikes Tuesday – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-legislature-senate-met-0523-20170522-story.html
— Preckwinkle says she’ll run for re-election next year – Hal Dardick  (DIERSEN: What offices will be on the ballot in your precinct next year? Which candidates are running for those offices?  Which candidates have Rauner’s endorsement?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-toni-preckwinkle-reelection-2018-0523-story.html
— Illinois’ middle class shrank over the last 40 years. Here’s why. – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-illinois-middle-class-0523-biz-20170522-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Meantime, Illinois’ median household income among the middle class has grown very modestly over that period, to $80,800 in 2015 from $79,300 in 1980, adjusting for inflation. But high-income households have seen their median income jump 14.5 percent, to $192,900 from $168,500. The median pay for low-income households has barely budged, to $26,100 from $25,800. . . Measuring the middle class is challenging, the report said, in part because it isn’t clear how to define it given associations with education and occupation type. The report’s analysis measured middle class by income level, adjusted for household size. So households earning more than two-thirds of the state’s median income and less than double the state’s median income — between $43,000 and $130,000 — are considered middle class.)
— Dear Millennials: Skip the avocado toast to save for retirement – Noah Smith  (DIERSEN: My wife and I have saved far more for our retirement than others who share our demographics have saved for their retirement.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn that, and attribute that a) to our both being healthy and White, b) to my being a male, c) to my avoiding the draft, d) to my being overpaid by the federal government, e) to our giving up trying to have children, our not adopting, and our not becoming foster parents, and f) to my not giving lots of money to churches like they do.  In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 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 33.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-millennials-avocado-toast-retirement-20170522-story.html
— HARDCOPY LETTER TITLE: A living wage – David Orr  (DIERSEN: If jobs that do not require any education, any job skills, or any work experience should pay at least $15/hour, a) jobs that require a high school diploma should pay at least $25/hour, b) jobs that require a bachelor’s degree should pay at least $35/hour, c) jobs that require a master’s degree should pay at least $45/hour,  d) jobs that require a professional certification should pay at least $55/hour, and e) jobs that require a professional license should pay at least $65/hour.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/ct-higher-wages-low-income-workers-mcdonalds-20170522-story.html
— Supreme Court: GOP packed black voters into 2 North Carolina districts to help win more House seats – David G. Savage  (DIERSEN: In Illinois, Democrats gerrymandered all Illinois’ districts to help elect Democrats.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-supreme-court-north-carolina-gerrymandering-20170522-story.html
— Naperville teen’s senseless tragedy: ‘They scared him to death’ – Stacy St. Clair
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-naperville-north-suicide-20170522-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County Academic Team, 2016-2017  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, a) women do better academically than men and b) Asian-Americans do better academically than White Americans. Why is that?)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170523/dupage-county-academic-team-2016-2017

 

DNA INFO
— The FBI Is Looking To Get More Diverse … And It’s Hiring  (DIERSEN: Non-veteran White males who are seeking a job with the federal government should be advised that with only rare exceptions, a) your career will be wasted and you will be gotten rid of if you do not make GS-13 ($94,610) by age 25, GS-14 ($111,801) by age 30, GS-15 ($131,508) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service ($161,900) by age 40, b) you will be expected to help your superiors and supervisors get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, and c) virtually everyone despises if not hates federal employees, former federal employees, and federal retirees. 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. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170522/near-west-side/fbi-is-looking-get-more-diverse-its-hiring
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The FBI is looking to get more diversity in its ranks, acknowledging “the diversity numbers are not where we want them to be.” As a result, the bureau is launching a “Diversity Agent Recruitment Program,” to recruit more minorities and women “to better represent the diverse make-up of our communities overall.” In Chicago, the FBI is holding a recruitment event July 12. While a spokesman didn’t reveal exactly how many positions are being sought, he said Chicago is hoping to get hundreds of applicants. The bureau didn’t provide a breakdown of agents by race or gender, but acknowledged: “The diversity numbers of the FBI are not where we want them to be, unfortunately, but we have made it our highest priority to change that over the next few years.” Chicago agents start at around $71,000, with salaries rising to $110,000 over five years, a spokesman said.)

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Silvis native Gabriel Grchan heads IRS criminal investigation division in Chicago – Tara Becker  (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS for almost 9 years and I worked for GAO on audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division for 3 years.)
http://qctimes.com/news/local/government-and-politics/silvis-native-heads-irs-criminal-investigation-division-in-chicago/article_b30a5174-55a1-573d-9202-1c1959a896aa.html

 

ILLINOIS HOMEPAGE
— GOP seeks recruits to oppose Mendoza, Madigan  GOP searching for ‘electable’ candidates – Mark Maxwell (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. According to my critics/opponents, a) the Republican Party platform is the problem, b) the more planks in that platform that a candidate supports, the less likely that they will win, and c) to win, candidates should stress those planks that they reject.  My critics especially want candidates who reject the immigration, traditional family, right to life, illegal drugs, gambling, and Second Amendment planks.  They especially want candidates who hate Trump.  They especially want candidates who are minority, female, and/or younger.)
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/gop-seeks-recruits-to-oppose-mendoza-madigan/719204123
(FROM THE ARTICLE:  Governor Bruce Rauner and his inner circle of political advisors are holding private meetings to vet candidates they hope could unseat Comptroller Susana Mendoza and Attorney General Lisa Madigan in the 2018 election. Democrats running to unseat Rauner have garnered most of the public attention to date, but behind closed doors, Republicans are already forming a deep roster and consulting with top party donors before making any public commitments to back candidates. The secretive casting calls are starting to creating tension within the party as leaders mull over their next move. According to sources with knowledge of these discussions, Rauner’s chief political strategist Mike Zolnierowicz is actively recruiting and meeting with candidates who may show potential to upstage some of the governor’s political rivals in a statewide election. By all accounts, these conversations remain in the very early stages, and several of the candidates themselves remain uncertain about their own standing with the party leadership. Former Comptroller Leslie Munger is rumored to be angling for a chance to regain her seat in 2018, but party leaders have privately expressed concerns about her electability after losing a rough election last fall. Although he did not respond to requests for comment, Zolnierowicz continues to explore other options for the high stakes Comptroller race. After losing to Mendoza last November, Munger was awarded a pay raise to a salary of $138,000 as one of two deputy governors in the Rauner administration. When asked about her plans to run for reelection, she replied, “No comment.” Republicans openly admit they are gearing up for a broader campaign to overtake a majority in the House, which would effectively demote reigning Speaker Michael Madigan. The party would need to pick up 9 seats to unseat Madigan. It only managed to gain 4 seats during the 2016 election, narrowly escaping the Democratic supermajority. Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) acknowledges unseating Madigan is a long shot, but he contends Democrats have several vulnerable candidates in districts where he believes the GOP can compete. Defeating Madigan’s daughter may prove to be the tougher task. Zolnierowicz, who left his post as Rauner’s chief of staff to become the party’s top strategist last summer, is said to have come down to a short list of candidates to oppose Madigan, yet concerns about name recognition and credentials prolong the decision. Rauner’s campaign communications director Kirsten Kukowski and Illinois GOP spokesmen Steven Yaffe and Aaron DeGroot declined to comment for this article.)

 

ILLINOIS HOUSE DEMOCRATS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: May 18, 2017 letter to Rauner
http://ilhousedems.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/051817HDemCaucusLettertoRauner.pdf?platform=hootsuite

 

GOPUSA
— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS, UNACCEPTBLE: Nearly 740,000 Foreigners Overstayed Visas in One Year
http://www.gopusa.com/nearly-740000-foreigners-overstayed-visas-in-one-year/

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— WHY POLITICS AND RELIGION ARE INSEPARABLE – Ben Kinchlow  (DIERSEN: What do you say to churchgoers who promote dependency on government and on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, and even worse things?)
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/uncategorized/why-politics-and-religion-are-inseparable/

 

WHITE HOUSE
— The application period for the Fall 2017 White House Internship Program is now open. (DIERSEN: One could argue that constructively, these positions are only for those who a) have wealthy parents, b) have big time government/political connections, or c) can take out a student loan.  GAO audits IRS.  While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, some of my most vicious Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates started at GAO as interns. They were beyond furious that started at GAO at the GS-9 Step 10 level, currently $71,326.  They viciously demonized, they viciously denigrated, and they viciously condemned a) the experience that I had gained working for IRS for almost 9 years 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years at the GS-12 step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173, b) that I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, c) that I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and d) I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul.  They made it very clear that they believed that interns are superior to others and that GAO should give its employees who started as interns big time preference for their entire GAO career.)
https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/internships/apply
(FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT: White House Internships are unpaid positions. Applicants are encouraged to contact educational institutions and other non-profit organizations to apply for assistance as needed. Any outside income, funding, or housing assistance received as a White House intern must receive pre-approval.)

 

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Responding In a Christlike Way – Tim Hetzner  (DIERSEN: My churchgoing critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do NOT respond to me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails in a Christlike way.  They promote hatred, punishment, and even worse things.)
http://devotions.lccharities.org/2017/05/23/responding-christlike-way/

 

THE HILL
— Divisions emerge in the Senate on pre-existing conditions – PETER SULLIVAN  (DIERSEN: What about pre-existing conditions that are caused/aggravated by bad/risky/unhealthy lifestyle choices?  My critics/opponents would hint/imply/argue/shout that I have type 2 diabetes because I spend so much time putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out rather than exercising like they do.)
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/334620-divisions-emerge-in-the-senate-on-pre-existing-conditions

 

MSNBC
— MSNBC Ruthlessly Cuts To Trump Coverage As Manchester Victims Scream In Background – Rachel Stoltzfoos
http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/22/msnbc-ruthlessly-cuts-to-trump-coverage-as-manchester-victims-scream-in-background-video/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— ISIS Claims Responsibility for Manchester Concert Attack; Toll Rises to 22 – CEYLAN YEGINSU and STEVEN ERLANGER
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/23/world/europe/manchester-arena-attack-ariana-grande.html
— Big Game Hunter Killed by Elephant in Zimbabwe – JACEY FORTINM  (DIERSEN: 10 years ago, I raised $2,000 from DuPage Republicans, including $500 from Roger Claar, to sponsor an elephant to walk behind Congressman Peter Roskam in Wheaton’s Independence Day parade.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/22/world/africa/elephant-theunis-botha.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly concert blast in Manchester, monitoring group says – Griff Witte and Karla Adam
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/lone-attacker-detonated-device-at-manchester-concert-killing-22-including-children/2017/05/23/027d414c-3f57-11e7-b29f-f40ffced2ddb_story.html

 

USA TODAY
— Paid leave proposal will test Trump’s populist commitment – Heidi M. Przybyla  (DIERSEN: While I worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO 1980-1997, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I had an unfair advantage because I did not have any dependents. They were furious when I married a woman in 1978 who had a good job and savings.  They were beyond furious after my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/05/23/paid-leave-proposal-test-trumps-populist-commitment/102015062/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Islamic State claimed responsibility for the terror attack that killed at least 22 people and injured 59 at a concert hall in Manchester, U.K., where singer Ariana Grande was performing.
http://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/manchester-explosion
— Voting Rights Confusion  The GOP can’t use race in redistricting but it also must use race. – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Democrats crow over their success in getting minorities to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/voting-rights-confusion-1495494823
— Why Millennials Are (Partly) to Blame for the Housing Shortage  As young people and builders have shifted their focus toward trendier urban markets, overall housing construction has declined – Laura Kusisto  (DIERSEN: When I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972 when I was 24, I worked for IRS in its Harvey office. When I bought a studio condo in 1974 and then a one bedroom condo in 1976 in the Outer Drive East building in downtown Chicago, I worked for IRS in its Loop office.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-millennials-are-partly-to-blame-for-the-housing-shortage-1495445403
— Monica Lewinsky: Roger Ailes’s Dream Was My Nightmare – MONICA LEWINSKY
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/22/opinion/monica-lewinsky-roger-ailess-dream-was-my-nightmare.html

 

AAUW
— Women’s Student Debt Crisis in the United States  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I have always had an unfair advantage in life a) because I am a White male, b) because I avoided the draft, c) because the federal government overpaid me, and d) because I have never had any dependents. In my defense, GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified woman who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified woman who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified woman who would take the job.  GAO, IRS, and the Post Office could not find qualified women who would take the aforesaid jobs a) because qualified women considered those jobs to be “BAD” jobs and b) because qualified women could always get a better job in the private sector.)
http://www.aauw.org/research/deeper-in-debt/
(FROM THE POSTING: Student loan debt is now a $1.3-trillion problem burdening 44 million borrowers. Experts are talking about the effects of student debt on the economy, but they aren’t talking about its disproportionate effects on women. AAUW takes a close look at that oversight in the new research report Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans. Women’s success in postsecondary education is shrinking the gender pay gap and opening up opportunities, but at what price? Women not only take on more student debt than men do, but women also pay back their loans more slowly because of the gender pay gap. While higher education is seen as a path to financial stability, taking on student debt is a gamble, and it’s a bigger risk for some women: Low-income students, students with dependent children, and students who drop out of college are all at higher risk of defaulting on student loans. AAUW advocates for grants, programs, and resources that can keep college accessible for those who have the most to gain.)

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Cuts to Feds’ Retirement Benefits Among the Top Four ‘Savers’ in 2018 Budget – Erich Wagner (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will use this to further hint/imply/argue/shout that my $50,856 Civil Service Retirement System pension is too generous. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes talk and act a) like they are paid agents of selfish, nasty, and greedy employers, b) like they want cheap labor, c) like they not only despise/hate federal employees, but c) like they despise/hate all employees.)
http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2017/05/white-house-federal-retirement-cuts-would-save-63-billion-2027/138065/
— Criticizes Process That Led to Cuts in Defense Long-Term Travel Per Diems – Erich Wagner  (DIERSEN: In 1977, GAO sided with me concerning per diems. SEE: http://www.gao.gov/products/463866)
http://www.govexec.com/defense/2017/05/watchdog-criticizes-process-led-cuts-defense-long-term-travel-diems/138059/

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Trump’s proposed retirement changes would have major impacts on current feds and retirees – Nicole Ogrysko
https://federalnewsradio.com/retirement/2017/05/trumps-proposed-retirement-changes-would-have-major-impacts-on-current-feds-and-retirees/

May 22 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Durbin Pens Letter To Jeff Sessions Asking for Chicago Resources  In a letter sent to Sessions, Durbin asked that the attorney general answer questions regarding the U.S. Department of Justice’s commitment to resources for Chicago and gave him a deadline of June 2 to respond. – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/durbin-letter-sessions-chicago-resources-423715634.html

 

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: As the Democrat Party’s stranglehold on the Chicago area tightens, more and more and more people are on food stamps.
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/05/22/president-donald-trump-food-stamps-cuts-greater-chicago-food-depository/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— White House adopts a Chicago tradition — backroom secrecy – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/white-house-adopts-a-chicago-tradition-backroom-secrecy/
— Roskam calls proposed cuts to Great Lakes project ‘a serious error’ – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/roskam-calls-proposed-cuts-to-great-lakes-project-a-serious-error/
— Board of Ed to consider $215M more in borrowing for next school year – Lauren FitzPatrick
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/board-of-ed-to-consider-215m-more-in-borrowing-for-next-school-year/
— Red-light cameras reap suburbs millions: Sun-Times/ABC7 special report – Dan Mihalopoulos and Mitchell Armentrout
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/red-light-cameras-reap-millions-for-chicago-suburbs-safespeed-the-watchdogs-abc7/
— Frank Mautino hides in ‘cone of silence’ from campaign fund questions – Madeleine Doubek
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/frank-mautino-hides-in-cone-of-silence-from-campaign-fund-questions/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote Islam.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/match-your-acts-with-your-words-on-islam-mr-president/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois lawmakers should focus not just on taxes but on major spending reforms – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-civic-budget-illinois-rauner-edit-0523-md-20170522-story.html
— Tollway committee advances $25 million study of Illinois 53 extension – Mary Wisniewski
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-tollway-committee-approves-25million-study-route-53-20170522-story.html
— Northwest Side development reignites interest in program aimed at preventing white flight – John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-northwest-side-housing-program-met-20170522-story.html
— Ford falls behind. But never give up on American ingenuity. – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-ford-motors-ceo-tesla-edit-jm-20170522-story.html
— Chicago school board to consider up to $500 million more long-term borrowing – Juan Perez Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-schools-bond-plan-met-20170522-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— College of DuPage celebrates 50th commencement
http://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20170522/college-of-dupage-celebrates-50th-commencement
— Suburban home prices up, sale times decrease
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20170522/report-suburban-home-prices-up-sale-times-decrease
— Former Daily Herald executive editor Doubek lands with Better Government Association – Robert Feder
http://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20170522/feder-former-daily-herald-executive-editor-doubek-lands-with-better-government-association

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Class-action suit aims to halt Zestimates in Illinois – DENNIS RODKIN
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20170522/CRED0701/170529993/class-action-suit-aims-to-halt-zestimates-in-illinois

 

WGN RADIO
— The Chicago Way w/John Kass (05/22/17): Proof of media’s lopsided coverage of President Trump, IL school funding problems, and Kasso’s hot dogs – JEFF CARLIN
http://wgnradio.com/2017/05/22/the-chicago-way-wjohn-kass-052217-proof-of-medias-lopsided-coverage-of-president-trump-il-school-funding-problems-and-kassos-hot-dogs/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Developer Stone pushing for casino in downtown Springfield – Mary Hansen  (DIERSEN: To promote gambling in Springfield is to promote the destruction of Springfield.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170522/developer-stone-pushing-for-casino-in-downtown-springfield

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Sounding the Alarm: Entrenched politics require real reforms in Illinois – Editorial
http://www.rrstar.com/opinion/20170522/sounding-alarm-entrenched-politics-require-real-reforms-in-illinois

 

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauners and anti-Trumps say “Rauner attacks social safety net in Illinois, Trump takes it National.”
http://thetelegraph.com/news/102527/rauner-attacks-social-safety-net-in-illinois-trump-takes-it-national

 

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— Biss: flat tax in Illinois unfair – Bill Knight  (DIERSEN: Democrats always want Republicans to pay more taxes.)
http://www.galesburg.com/opinion/20170522/bill-knight-biss-flat-tax-in-illinois-unfair

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Democrats who run Chicago put citizens of foreign countries ahead of citizens of America.
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/chicago-seeks-to-assure-immigrants-theyre-welcome-in-city-05-22-2017

 

PROPUBLICA ILLINOIS
— ProPublica Illinois Builds News Staff with Three Noted Journalists – Cynthia Gordy
https://www.propublica.org/atpropublica/item/propublica-illinois-builds-news-staff-with-three-noted-journalists

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Wehrli derides election board for not pursuing Mautino probe – Caitlin Nordahl
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511117456-wehrli-derides-election-board-for-not-pursuing-mautino-probe
— Roskam cites Obamacare costs, limits in voting for change – Caitlin Nordahl
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511115608-roskam-cites-obamacare-costs-limits-in-voting-for-change

 

ROCK ISLAND TODAY
— Madigan can’t see property tax reality from his pedestal, Steffen argues
http://rockislandtoday.com/stories/511115894-madigan-can-t-see-property-tax-reality-from-his-pedestal-steffen-argues
— Rock Island County voter numbers are solid, clerk contends  (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain? If so, how much deadwood is there in the voter role for your precinct?)
http://rockislandtoday.com/stories/511116082-rock-island-county-voter-numbers-are-solid-clerk-contends

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Rauner says end run around Madigan only way forward for Illinois – Caitlin Nordahl
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511117397-rauner-says-end-run-around-madigan-only-way-forward-for-illinois
— College costs already outrageous without hiring ‘hack’ to regurgitate words, Pat Hughes says – Karen Kidd
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511112683-college-costs-already-outrageous-without-hiring-hack-to-regurgitate-words-pundit-says

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— APPLE IS NEARLY 40% MORE VALUABLE THAN THE CITY OF CHICAGO
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/05/apple-is-nearly-40-more-valuable-than-the-city-of-chicago.html
— WELL-CONNECTED STATE LOBBYIST PUSHES FOR CAPITAL CITY CASINO
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/05/well-connected-state-lobbyist-pushes-for-capital-city-casino.html

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— CBS, NBC Go to Bat for Illegals Against ‘Evil’ ‘Injustice’ of Trump WH; Hail Liberal Churches – Curtis Houck
http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2017/05/22/cbs-nbc-go-bat-illegals-against-evil-injustice-trump-wh-hail

 

GOPUSA
— Blinded by their own ignorance about Islam
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=24610
— Pence tells Notre Dame grads to rely on ‘integrity and values’ as dozens of snowflakes walk out
http://www.gopusa.com/pence-tells-notre-dame-grads-to-rely-on-integrity-and-values-as-dozens-of-snowflakes-walk-out/
— Religious defense planned in Detroit genital mutilation case
http://www.gopusa.com/religious-defense-planned-in-detroit-genital-mutilation-case/

 

BREITBART
— CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Blasts Silencing of Conservatives on Campuses in Commencement Address – TOM CICCOTTA
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/05/22/cnns-fareed-zakaria-blasts-silencing-of-conservatives-on-campuses-in-commencement-address/
— Zuckerberg’s Open Borders Group: Enforcing Immigration Law ‘Hurts Public Safety’ – JOHN BINDER
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/05/22/zuckerbergs-open-borders-group-enforcing-immigration-law-hurts-public-safety/
— Coulter: If Trump Does Not Keep His Promises in 2018, GOP Will Be Wiped Out, Dems Will Impeach – PAM KEY
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/05/22/coulter-trump-not-keep-promises-2018-gop-will-wiped-dems-will-impeach/
— Clint Eastwood Warns Political Correctness ‘Killing’ Country: ‘We’ve Lost Our Sense of Humor’ – JEROME HUDSON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/05/22/clinton-eastwood-political-correctness-is-ruining-america/
— Sweden: Men of Foreign Origin Responsible for 90 Per Cent of Shootings – VIRGINIA HALE
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/05/22/sweden-foreign-origin-90-shootings/

 

THE BLAZE
— First they tore down Confederate monuments. Next they’ll come for the Founders. – Matt Walsh  (DIERSEN: If you are a Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that Democrats a) blame you for past discrimination against minorities and against women, b) say that you benefited from past discrimination against minorities and against women, c) want you to pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, and d) want to get rid of you.)
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/matt-walsh-first-they-tore-down-confederate-monuments-next-theyll-come-for-the-founders/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— The art of the Trump take-down – Cheryl K. Chumley  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that they can take down any individual, any organization, any company, or any government that they want to.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/20/art-trump-take-down/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— LGBT TEACHER CALLED OUT FOR ‘BULLYING’ STUDENTS  School told fix it or lawyers ‘will take further action to prevent irreparable harm to our clients’ – BOB UNRUH
http://www.wnd.com/2017/05/lgbt-teacher-called-out-for-bullying-students/

 

USA TODAY
— UNACCEOTABLE: More than 600K foreigners overstayed visas in 2016 – Alan Gomez
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/05/22/more-than-600k-foreigners-overstayed-visas-2016-department-of-homeland-security-report/102006956/

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Democrats who run Chicago step up their efforts to get rid of individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2017-05-22/chicago-seeks-to-assure-immigrants-theyre-welcome-in-city

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— For Democrats in California, a generational shift pulls the party left, with danger and opportunity ahead – Cathleen Decker  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the Democrats who run California banish individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-california-democrats-analysis-20170522-story.html

 

LAVOZ DE ANZA NEWS
— Students learn about dangers of marijuana – Kunal Mehta
http://lavozdeanza.com/news/2017/05/22/students-learn-about-dangers-of-marijuana/

 

CATO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.
https://www.cato.org/blog/trump-budget-cut-federal-pensions

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— Ford CEO Mark Fields Pocketed $60 Million in 3 Years—While the Company’s Stock Plunged – Rob Wile
http://time.com/money/4788160/ford-ceo-pay-mark-fields-jim-hackett/

 

FED SMITH
— Shrinking the Workforce at EPA – Ralph R. Smith  (DIERSEN: The first employees that will be gotten rid of will be those who are non-Democrat, older, White, male, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/05/22/shrinking-workforce-epa/

 

INDEPENDENT
— UK workers do not feel rich unless they earn at least £370,000 a year, finds study  Early in their career – defined as up to five years’ experience –  employees need to earn ‘as little as’ £93,000 annually to feel wealthy – Zlata Rodionova  (DIERSEN: Because the cost of living is so high in DuPage County, you need to earn lots more money to feel rich.)
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-workers-rich-feel-370000-a-year-wealthy-british-employees-income-emolument-a7748776.html

May 22 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: 4 dead, 34 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings –
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/4-men-shot-across-chicago-in-3-hours-overnight/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasing, those who promote illegal immigration, including those who run Chicago, make it clear that they are also anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/one-chicago-pro-immigrant-campaign-promotes-city-3-million-stories/
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Obama Back On World Stage – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will anti-Trumps declare Obama to be the real President of the United States and that everyone should follow Obama and not Trump?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/scheduled/
— Trump urges Mideast nations to drive out ‘Islamic extremism’ – AP  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about “Republican” party leaders in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois a) who demonize, denigrate, and condemn as being extremists those like me who support the Republican Party platform and b) who focus on driving Republicans like me out of the Republican Party.  These “Republican” party leaders are really Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/president-donald-trump-gears-up-for-address-to-muslim-world/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump “Durbin compares Trump to attention-seeking Blagojevich.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-dick-durbin-donald-trump-20170522-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump could cost Republicans a generation of voters.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-hurt-republicans-20170522-story.html
— Sheriff David Clarke, extremist for hire – Mary Sanchez  (DIERSEN: Who calls you an extremist?  Members of the following groups call me an extremist: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors as well as 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.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-sheriff-david-clarke-trump-20170519-story.html
— You’re fired! How to deal with it – Steve Rosen  (DIERSEN: Constructively, to be forced to retire, is the same as being fired.  In 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer.” In 1998, I dealt with that by having my attorney, Walter T. Charlton (https://www.martindale.com/arlington/virginia/walter-t-charlton-1728803-a/), file a lawsuit against GAO in Washington, DC.  In 2000, that lawsuit was transferred to Chicago.  SEE: https://gopillinois.com/documents/)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/yourmoney/sns-201705080004–tms–kidmoneyctnsr-a20170508-20170508-story.html
— CHICAGO TRIBUNE HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: When ‘culture fit’ is really a bias cover – Mark Newman  (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, employers want employees who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.inc.com/mark-newman/is-company-culture-a-cover-for-unconscious-bias.html
— Engage to win – Marcel Schwantes  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, those who “won” had the most success in getting rid of employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20170522/281861528444347

WGN RADIO

— Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 5/21/17 – JASMINE COOPER (DIERSEN: If you promote pot in Illinois, you promote the destruction of Illinois.)
http://wgnradio.com/2017/05/21/the-sunday-spin-politics-with-rick-pearson-full-show-52117/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Graduates walk out on Pence at Notre Dame commencement – AP  (DIERSEN: Of course, those who walked out have already received many job offers from employers that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170521/news/305219958/
— Each classic car owner has a story to share – Matt Avery  (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) hate cars, b) hate General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, c) hate those who own/owned cars made by General Motors, Ford, or Chrysler, d) hate unions, and e) hate past, present, and future union members.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20170522/each-classic-car-owner-has-a-story-to-share

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: The doctor is out – BRIGID SWEENEY
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170520/ISSUE01/170519811
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Why so many young Chicago men pull the trigger – ARTHUR J. LURIGIO AND SIDNEY H. WEISSMAN
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170519/ISSUE07/170519818

 

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Former Chief Deputy Stan Bond to run for Kane County clerk – Editorial
http://www.kcchronicle.com/2017/05/18/former-chief-deputy-stan-bond-to-run-for-kane-county-clerk/axcslbk/

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you promote pot in Illinois, you promote the destruction of Illinois.
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-lawmakers-consider-medical-marijuanas-effect-opioid-addiction

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump budget: $800 billion in Medicaid cuts  GOP program would cut Medicaid by 25% by 2026 – MJ LEE & TAMI LUHBY
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-budget-800-billion-in-medicaid-cuts/718308132

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Criminals take advantage of ‘sanctuary’ cities, legal pro says – Chandra Lye
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511112644-criminals-take-advantage-of-sanctuary-cities-legal-pro-says
— Like the vets it honors, DuPage foundation reaches its goals – Michael McGrady
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511113795-like-the-vets-it-honors-dupage-foundation-reaches-its-goals
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Approximately 100 local veterans of World War II and the Korean War got their due and the Honor Flight Chicago got its financial backing at the DuPage Veterans Foundation’s sixth annual fundraiser recently. Richard Jorgensen, the president of the foundation, told the DuPage Policy Journal that the event met its goals with flying colors. “We considered it to be a very successful event,” he said. “Our event is really two things: one, to honor World War I and Korea War-era veterans for their service, and second, it is a fundraiser to donate the money to Honor Flight Chicago. Those were the two goals of our event.” Jorgensen said the fundraiser drew more than 1,000 attendees, including Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Chicago radio talk show host Dan Proft. Proft is a principal of Local Government Information Services, which owns this publication. Jorgensen said he estimated the fundraiser garnered approximately $55,000 this year, adding to the more than $200,000 it has raised through past events.)

 

CRISIS CREATIN RAUNER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Rauner says that Rauner said “Crisis creates opportunity. Crisis creates leverage to change … and we’ve got to use that leverage of the crisis to force structural change.”  During the 1980s and 1990s, the Democrats who ran GAO used budget cuts to get rid of GAO employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.
https://www.crisiscreatinrauner.com/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS SING STATE SONG WHILE ILLINOIS BURNS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/05/illinois-lawmakers-sing-state-song-while-illinois-burns-videos.html
— THORNER: SEN. MCCONCHIE REVIEWS ILLINOIS’ BUDGET CRISIS WITH GOP WOMEN’S GROUP
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/05/thorner-senator-mcconchie-reviews-illinois-budget-crisis-with-gop-womens-group.html
— KNIGHT: ACLU EMPLOYS EX-CONS TO CANVASS VOTERS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/05/knight-aclu-employs-ex-cons-to-canvass-voters.html
— STATE REP. JEANNE IVES “WE NEED TO REMOVE FRANK MAUTINO”
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/05/state-rep-jeanne-ives-we-need-to-remove-frank-mautino-video.html
— DOES THE MINIMUM WAGE PREVENT POVERTY? (DIERSEN: What did you do with the money that you earned at the minimum wage?  I used the money that I earned working part-time for the minimum wage 1964-1966 washing dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint to use to commute to classes at UIC from my parents’ home in Crete.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/05/does-the-minimum-wage-prevent-poverty-video.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Push is on for Springfield casino  (DIERSEN: To promote gambling in Springfield is to promote the destruction of Springfield.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/05/22/push-is-on-for-springfield-casino/

 

NEWSMAX
— The Alt-Left Opposing Trump Are Deplorable Freeloaders – Denis Kleinfeld
http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/Kleinfeld/Alt-Left-Deplorable-Freeloaders-trump/2017/05/22/id/791498/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Journalists Spread Fake News About Ivanka Trump – Alex Pfeiffer  (DIERSEN: Since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have charged me with using GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to spread fake news.  According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, the only “real” news is news that they approve of.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/21/journalists-spread-fake-news-about-ivanka-trump/
— U.S. Allots $200K In Europe To Promote ‘Positive Narratives’ About Refugees – Alex Pfeiffer  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trump television stations, anti-Trump newspapers, anti-Trump radio stations, anti-Trump websites, anti-Trump etc. act like they get lots of money from Democrats, from Libertarians, and from Greens to promote a) positive narratives about Democrats, about Libertarians, about Greens, about the Democrat Party platform, about the Libertarian Party platform, and about the Green Party platform and b) promote negative narratives about Republicans and about the Republican Party platform.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/21/us-plans-to-spend-200k-in-europe-to-promote-positive-narratives-about-refugees/

 

THE BLAZE
— What has happened to Fox News’ ratings since O’Reilly’s departure? The answer is shocking – Justin Haskins  (DIERSEN: It seems like those who have taken over Fox News want to destroy Fox News.  Those who took over TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois destroyed TAPROOT.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes glorify and praise those who took over TAPROOT.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/05/21/what-has-happened-to-fox-news-ratings-since-oreillys-departure-the-answer-is-shocking/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: About one month later, Fox News has a completely different news lineup, and the results thus far have been nothing short of disastrous. On Thursday, TV Newser reported Fox News, which once dominated its competitors in virtually every timeslot, is now losing across the board in the key 25-54 demographic. The results are most notable in primetime, which used to carry Fox News’ most reliable audience. Now, Fox News is running a distant third to hosts who previously drew audiences half the size of O’Reilly’s.)

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— As usual, liberals dominate college commencement addresses – Lonny Leitner
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/05/as_usual_liberals_dominate_college_commencement_addresses.html

 

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Showing Compassion – Tim Hetzner  (DIERSEN: Who do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes show compassion for? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes show compassion for those who they manipulate/dominate.)
http://devotions.lccharities.org/2017/05/22/showing-compassion/

 

THE HILL
— Republicans fearing for their safety as anger, threats mount – CRISTINA MARCOS  (DIERSEN: Who are the most hate-filled anti-Trumps in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? I should write a book about the most hate-filled anti-Trumps in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/334333-republicans-fearing-for-their-safety-as-anger-threats-mount

 

POLITICO
— Tillerson holds a press conference without U.S. media – HADAS GOLD and ANNIE KARNI  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO politicians who do not want me to a) know about their events or other activities, b) promote their events or other activities, c) attend their events, or d) report on their events.)
http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2017/05/21/tillerson-no-reporters-press-238658

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial unethically made to look like a news article, anti-Trumps promote cheap labor and mass/illegal immigration.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/21/us/politics/utah-economy-jobs.html
— It Was Hard This Year to Keep Politics Out of High School Yearbooks – DANA GOLDSTEIN  (DIERSEN: If there had been anything in my 1966 Crete-Monee High School yearbbok that indicated that I was a Republican, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/21/us/politics/high-school-yearbooks-presidential-election.html
— Plotting an O’Reilly Comeback With an Eye on Fox – Jim Rutenberg
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/21/business/media/rivals-see-chance-to-challenge-fox-news.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Whites viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn Whites. Ever-increasingly, for their self-defense, Whites are buying firearms and ammunition.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/22/opinion/white-supremacist-confederate-monuments-nazi.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— From ‘Nut job’ to ‘Wacko,’ Trump’s history of using insulting words mocks mental health – Amy B Wang  (DIERSEN: From what I can tell, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes call me far worse things than “nut job.”  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes count on me keeping my policy of forgiving those who trespass against me.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/05/20/from-nut-job-to-wacko-trump-has-a-history-of-insulting-others-mental-health/
— Trump, Hill Republicans target ‘overly generous compensation’ for federal employees – Joe Davidson  (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois a) want “cheap labor,” b) do not want the federal government to be a “model employer,” and c) hate federal employees and hate federal retirees.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/05/22/trump-hill-republicans-target-overly-generous-compensation-for-feds/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With President Trump targeting federal employees’ retirement programs and House Republicans taking aim at their compensation generally, Uncle Sam’s goal of being a model employer looks shaky. The administration’s fiscal 2018 budget proposal, scheduled for release Tuesday, includes a series of cuts to retirement programs, as The Washington Post reported last week. Then, amid a torrent of reports denoting Trump as unfit, unprepared and unbecoming, Republicans took time for a hearing to promote the notion that feds are overpaid. Together, the White House and congressional actions are a clear indication of Republican intent to extract savings at the expense of the workforce. At Thursday’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chairman of the government operations subcommittee, complained “taxpayers are stuck paying for overly generous compensation” that “rewards tenure rather than performance.” Meadows, chairman of the right-wing House Freedom Caucus, always makes a point of praising “an incredibly dedicated federal workforce” and visiting their workplaces. That he is not a fed-basher demonstrates how pervasive his position is among Republicans who control Congress. With Republican Trump running the White House, Democrats are outnumbered in their attempt to protect workers from further incursions into their pocketbooks.)

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Anti-Trump Democrats Invite Chaos  If they succeed in bouncing the president from office, they may find that what comes next is even worse. –  Ted Van Dyk
https://www.wsj.com/articles/anti-trump-democrats-invite-chaos-1495403069

 

USA TODAY
— In protest, students walk out on Mike Pence’s Notre Dame commencement speech – Laken Litman  (DIERSEN: Of course, those who walked out have already received many job offers from employers that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/05/21/mike-pence-notre-dame-speech/335083001/
— Here’s the new retirement goal: Love your job and keep working – Darla Mercado  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, few, if any of my Democrat coworkers “loved” their jobs.  They focused on helping their supervisors and superiors meet their Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets, that is, they helped their supervisors and superiors get rid of Post Office, IRS, and GAO employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. By way of contrast, 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 33.  In addition, I served on the executive committee of a job-related professional association 1983-1996.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2017/05/22/retirement-love-your-job-keep-working/335023001/

 

AAUW
— Student loan debt is now a $1.3-trillion problem burdening 44 million borrowers. Experts are talking about the effects of student debt on the economy, but they aren’t talking about its disproportionate effects on women.  (DIERSEN: Since the 1960s, employers have been under tremendous pressure to hire, to retain, and to promote women, that is, to not hire, retain, or promote men.  To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group.)
http://www.aauw.org/research/deeper-in-debt/

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— GAO: Federal Improper Payments Reached $144B in Fiscal 2016 – Jane Edwards
http://www.executivegov.com/2017/05/gao-federal-improper-payments-reached-144b-in-fiscal-2016/

 

COLUMBIA JOURNAL REVIEW
— Trump and trickle-down press persecution – Jonathan Peters  (DIERSEN: Who focuses on delegitimizing you and delegitimizing what you do? I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who focus on delegitimizing me and delegitimizing my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.  Should I retaliate?)
https://www.cjr.org/local_news/trump-and-trickle-down-press-persecution.php
(FROM THE ARTICLE: IT’S BECOME CLEAR IN RECENT MONTHS that Donald Trump’s growling at the national press has, in many ways, backfired. The New York Times and The Washington Post are producing exceptional and indignant stories about the new administration. Subscriptions have surged. Cable news ratings are hitting record highs. And nonprofit outlets like Mother Jones and ProPublica have seen a major increase in donations. Times Editor Dean Baquet put it this way in late February: “There was a long time when the press wondered about its place in society. . . What’s happened in the last couple of months, I have to say, has been tremendous for news organizations. Our mission is clearer than it’s ever been.” I’m excited about the press’s reinvigoration, too, but I’m also worried about Trump’s anti-press words and deeds—and their trickle-down consequences for state and local journalists. I contacted 16 editors or publishers of state and local newspapers in California, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas to ask if their papers had seen post-election bumps in subscriptions or readership. Their circulations range from 8,000 to 200,000 daily. Seven responded, and only one reported growth. The others didn’t know why they hadn’t seen growth or said their local focus might be to blame. I don’t want to lean too heavily on these results, which are anecdotal. But they only add to my concern that Trump’s anti-press antics will inspire unprecedented attempts to delegitimize the state and local press.)

May 21 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump’s message to Arab leaders: Do more to fight extremism – Michael A. Memoli
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-saudi-arabia-speech-20170521-story.html
— Cases flood Chicago Immigration Court as system reckons with new landscape – Jeff Coen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/immigration/ct-immigration-court-detainee-chicago-20170528-story.html
— Despite Trump, Waukegan residents push Schneider from the left at town hall – Luke Hammill
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-schneider-waukegan-trump-comey-st-0522-20170520-story.html
— Sen. Duckworth urges George Washington University grads to ‘get involved, not discouraged’ – Patricia Callahan  (DIERSEN: If I was graduating today, I would be very discouraged because overwhelmingly, employers want employees who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors, and I am none of the aforesaid.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-tammy-duckworth-george-washington-university-commencement-speech-2-20170521-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— So far, mystery shrouds Kennedy’s spending on staff, rent, T-shirts – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/so-far-mystery-shrouds-kennedys-spending-on-staff-rent-t-shirts/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Mihalopoulos blasts Huckabee.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/chicago-hell-is-hilarious-to-trump-ally-huckabee/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that promoting LGBTQ activity is one of their top priorities.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/three-ways-to-boost-lgbtq-civil-rights-in-illinois/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Republicans already giving Trump’s budget a cold shoulder.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170521/republicans-already-giving-trumpx2019s-budget-a-cold-shoulder
— Biden: It’s time for America to regain unity and purpose – AP  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors ARE UNIFYING TO GET RID OF THOSE WHO ARE Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170521/news/305219941/

 

ABC7
— Graduates walk out on Pence at Notre Dame commencement – AP  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, schools crank out “good little Democrats” who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/graduates-walk-out-on-pence-at-notre-dame-commencement/2019950/

 

NBC5
— Tricky, Unpopular Budget at Crux of Illinois Senate ‘Grand Bargain’ – John O’Connor
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/tricky-unpopular-budget-at-crux-of-illinois-senate-grand-bargain-423509484.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Emanuel makes it clear that he is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/mayor-rahm-emanuel-announces-new-one-chicago-campaign-423513183.html

 

CBS2
— Notre Dame Graduates Protest Pence’s Commencement Speech – Jim Williams (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, schools crank out “good little Democrats” who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/05/21/notre-dame-graduates-protest-pences-commencement-speech/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Controversial Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke accused of plagiarizing master’s thesis on homeland security – AP (DIERSEN: If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/operatives, their operatives, and their dupes would hint/imply/argue/shout that I a) fraudulently earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, fraudulently earned a masters’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, fraudulently earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and fraudulently earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, b) fraudulently became a Forensic Accountant in 1997, fraudulently became a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, fraudulently became a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, and fraudulently became a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, c) fraudulently passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination in 1981, d) fraudulently became a licensed CPA in 1981, and e) fraudulently passed the CPA examination in 1979.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/256049693-story
— Students walk out of Pence’s graduation speech at Notre Dame (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, schools crank out “good little Democrats” who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/256033095-story

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Sounding the Alarm: Budget stability essential to creating strong economy – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170521/sounding-alarm-budget-stability-essential-to-creating-strong-economy

 

WSIL TV
— Trump urges Mideast nations to drive out ‘Islamic extremism’ – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35479570/trump-in-address-to-muslims-urges-fight-against-terror

 

THE SOUTHERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more that you promote citizens of foreign countries, the more that Democrats promote you.
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/state-and-regional/illinois-farmers-seek-help-to-protect-immigrant-workers-under-trump/article_b5d2dbf4-9cb1-521f-adc4-19170771c992.html

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— OUTSTANDING: Ives helps halt bill to open university trustee seats to undocumented immigrants – Caitlin Nordahl
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511117781-ives-helps-halt-bill-to-open-university-trustee-seats-to-undocumented-immigrants

 

CHAMBANA SUN
— OUTRAGEOUS: University of Illinois defends allowing undocumented students as trustees – Michael McGrady
http://chambanasun.com/stories/511117157-university-of-illinois-defends-allowing-undocumented-students-as-trustees

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— STATE LAWMAKERS DON’T REALLY CARE ABOUT THE BUDGET – Austin Berg  (COMMENT FROM A REPUBLICAN LAWMAKER: Some of us do care about a no-tax-hike balanced budget and we don’t play games in Springfield. Some of us go to Springfield to get good policy through, but control rests on the Democrat side. Stop blaming Madigan. Blame the other Democrat legislators who made him king.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/state-lawmakers-dont-really-care-about-the-budget/

 

THE BLAZE
— CNN accuses Sheriff Clarke of plagiarizing master’s thesis — then ‘America’s Sheriff’ hits back – Chris Enloe  (DIERSEN: If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/operatives, their operatives, and their dupes would hint/imply/argue/shout that I a) fraudulently earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, fraudulently earned a masters’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, fraudulently earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and fraudulently earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, b) fraudulently became a Forensic Accountant in 1997, fraudulently became a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, fraudulently became a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, and fraudulently became a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, c) fraudulently passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination in 1981, d) fraudulently became a licensed CPA in 1981, and e) fraudulently passed the CPA examination in 1979.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/05/21/cnn-accuses-sheriff-clarke-of-plagiarizing-masters-thesis-then-americas-sheriff-hits-back/
— California Dem leader leads ‘f**k Trump’ chant at convention while holding up two middle fingers – Chris Enloe
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/05/21/california-dem-leader-leads-fk-trump-chant-at-convention-while-holding-up-two-middle-fingers/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Chaffetz: Leakers Should Be ‘Put In Jail’- PHILLIP STUCKY  (DIERSEN: Ever since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have demonized me, denigrated, and condemned me as being a leaker.  Since 2000, they have blamed me for all the defeats that Republicans have suffered in Illinois.  They do not me to a) know about their events or other activities, b) promote their events or other activities, c) attend their events, or d) report on their events or other activities.  They certainly do not want me to know the date, the location, or time of Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee meetings.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/21/chaffetz-leakers-should-be-put-in-jail-video/
— DISGUSTING: Notre Dame Students Walk Out Of Pence Speech – Amber Athey (DIERSEN: What percent of Notre Dame students are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors?)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/21/notre-dame-students-walk-out-of-pence-speech-video/
— McMaster Offers Explanation For Trump Calling Comey A ‘Nut Job’ – Chuck Ross  (DIERSEN: From what I can tell, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes call me far worse things than “nut job.”  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes count on me keeping my policy of forgiving those who trespass against me.)
CHUCK ROSS
http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/21/mcmaster-offers-explanation-for-trump-calling-comey-a-nut-job-video/

 

THE HILL
— Trump: ‘Terrorists do not worship God, they worship death’ – REBECCA SAVRANSKY
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/334448-trump-terrorists-do-not-worship-god-they-worship-death
— Trump urges Muslim world to ‘drive out the extremists’ – JORDAN FABIAN AND ALICIA COHN
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/334450-trump-urges-muslim-world-drive-out-the-extremists

 

POLITICO
— Trump softens his tone on Islam  ‘We are not here to tell other people how to live.’ – ANNIE KARNI (DIERSEN: If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/operatives, their operatives, and their dupes would hint/imply/argue/shout that I a) fraudulently earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, fraudulently earned a masters’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, fraudulently earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and fraudulently earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, b) fraudulently became a Forensic Accountant in 1997, fraudulently became a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, fraudulently became a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, and fraudulently became a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, c) fraudulently passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination in 1981, d) fraudulently became a licensed CPA in 1981, and e) fraudulently passed the CPA examination in 1979.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/21/trump-islam-terrorism-238643

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Report: Sheriff Clarke Plagiarized Parts Of Thesis On Homeland Security  A CNN investigation found 47 instances of lifted language without proper attribution. – Mary Papenfuss
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sheriff-clarke-plagiarized-thesis_us_5920f1b7e4b03b485cb20b85

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Democracy Is Not Your Plaything  When the circus comes to Washington, it consumes everything, absorbs all energy. – Peggy Noonan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democracy-is-not-your-plaything-1495149082

 

FORBES
— APRIL 5, 2017 FLASHBACK: CA Is Heading Due Left and You Are Paying For It. – Thomas Del Beccaro
https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasdelbeccaro/2017/04/05/ca-is-heading-due-left-and-how-you-are-paying-for-it/#504ad1b61dce

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR
— Carmel man pays $675,000 for a 1967 Corvette at Indy auction – John Tuohy  (DIERSEN: If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that I avoided the draft.)
http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/05/21/carmel-man-pays-675-000-1967-corvette-indy-auction/334725001/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Litavsky’s father, Keith Richard Litavsky, bought the car after returning from the Vietnam War with two Purple Hearts in the 1960s. He cared for it meticulously and seldom drove it before dying of cancer in 1993 from exposure to Agent Orange.  Matt Litavsky kept up the same level of care, driving it a total of 15 miles over the past 15 years.)

 

FED SMITH
— Becoming a Thrift Savings Plan Millionaire: One Federal Employee’s Story – Dan Magneson
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/05/21/becoming-tsp-millionaire-one-federal-employees-story/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: So, twenty years after I first bought that magazine, I can attest to the truth of the projections that those charts and graphs – and the TSP calculator – illustrate: that by making regular contributions – and contributing the maximum that you can – an ordinary, run-of-the-mill person can indeed become a millionaire. It is not just smoke-and-mirrors or a mirage and while it doesn’t happen overnight, it can happen over time. For myself, my government career can very roughly be divided into thirds: about the first 1/3 was spent working various positions between GS-3 and GS-7. The next 1/3 was spent as a GS-9, and only in the third to date have I reached a GS-11. So I am not particularly remarkable in this regard, nor am I boasting or bragging. In fact, just the opposite: By not having climbed all that far up the career ladder myself, I am simply pointing out just how possible that it still really is; this would seem to be a goal well within reach of a lot of everyday folks. And if the markets cooperate and deliver exceptionally-robust returns, it could happen sooner than you think. But the absolute worst thing you can do is convince yourself that accumulating substantial wealth is simply not attainable; if you do that, you’ll defeat yourself before you even get started. I think it was Henry Ford who said, if not verbatim, something to the effect of: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.”)

May 21 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— In 2018, which Republican candidates are going to run for federal, state, and county offices in DuPage County?  Who does Rauner want to run for Attorney General, Comptroller, Secretary of State, and Treasurer?  I urge all of them to have an entry in Wheaton’s 2017 Independence Day Parade. SEE:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-independence-day-celebration-parade-entry-tickets-31882733113  So far, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee and James Mendrick for DuPage County Sheriff have entries.  Since I moved to Wheaton in 1978, I have encouraged Republican candidates and elected officials to have entries in Wheaton’s Independence Day Parades.  This year, for the 12th year in a row, I will be seeking donations from Republicans so that “DuPage Republicans” can again be one of the two $2,500 “Star” sponsors and again sponsor the Wheaton high school bands and the Tunes of Glory Pipes and Drums parade entries.  According to the Wheaton Park District which organizes the July 3 fireworks and July 4 parade, being a $2,500 “Star” sponsor includes: “Media Print Advertisements, Social Media Promotion, Website Preference, Email Blasts, Event Posters/Flyers, Press Release, 10×10 Booth on July 3, Inclusion in Announcements on July 3, Premium Seating at Graf Park for July 3 Fireworks, Event Sponsor Banners,” and more.  Outstandingly, again this year Tim Whelan will coordinate Republican use of the 10×10 booth at the fireworks.  This year again, I will hand deliver flyers to the residences and businesses on the parade route that will list the Republican entries in the parade and the Republicans who helped sponsor entries. So far, outstandingly, Roger Claar has contributed $500, Chris Nybo has pledged $250, and Peter Breen, Grant Eckhoff, Amy Grant, Gwen Henry, Tim Whelan, and others have pledged $100.  Last year, outstandingly, Chris Nybo contributed $250; Liam Brennan, Dave Diersen, and Phil Suess contributed $150; and Bob Berlin, Peter Breen, Fred Bucholz, Mike Connelly, Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, Jeanne Ives, Rich Jorgensen, Chris Kachiroubas, Mark Kirk, Brian Krajewski, Robert Lyon, James Mendrick, Deanne Mazzochi, Peter Roskam, Darlene Ruscitti, Tim Whelan, and Jim Zay contributed $100. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Governor candidate Kennedy coming to Montgomery
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-kennedy-yorkville-st-0521-20170519-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more that you promote LGBTQ activity, the more that Democrats and RINOs glorify you and praise you.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chuck-hyde-sidetrack-chicago-gay-bar-boystown-institution-dead-55-halsted-street-fort-lauderdale/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Senate budget actions uneven, but worth reflection – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20170520/editorial-senate-budget-actions-uneven-but-worth-reflection

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Legislative theaters offer wildly different productions in Springfield – Andy Shaw
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170520/andy-shaw-legislative-theaters-offer-wildly-different-productions-in-springfield
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170520/pride-parade-brings-positive-energy-to-downtown-springfield
— Sounding the Alarm: Illinois needs changes to income, sales taxes – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Democrats always a) want Republicans to pay higher taxes and b) hint/imply/argue/shout that Democrats cannot afford to pay higher taxes.)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170520/sounding-alarm-illinois-needs-changes-to-income-sales-taxes

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Humiliation reigns in Springfield – Editorial (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, about candidates, about elected officials, about party leaders, about major donors, about political consultants, about etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who humiliate me and those like me who support the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)
http://herald-review.com/news/opinion/editorial/our-views-humiliation-reigns-in-springfield/article_ab68d596-eb70-5364-973c-35ebba562bc4.html
— Traditional milestones are no longer – GARY ROTSTEIN  (DIERSEN: What are/were your milestones?  How successful are/were you in meeting them?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always attributed the success that I have had in meeting my milestones a) to my being born with a silver spoon in my mouth and my having always being privileged, b) to my being a healthy White male, c) to my avoiding the draft, d) to my being overpaid by the federal government, e) to my getting married, and f) to our giving up trying to have children, our not adopting, and our not becoming foster parents.)
http://herald-review.com/lifestyles/family/traditional-milestones-are-no-longer/article_ec26b99f-2e68-58ee-86e1-cd0b66b46b7a.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: This postponement of the age of marriage by young people compared to prior decades — partly spurred by improved educational and economic status in their 20s for women such as Jeffery — is just one of many long-term trends highlighted by national statistics in a recent U.S. Census Bureau report. The April report, “The Changing Economics and Demographics of Young Adulthood: 1975-2016,” puts numbers to some often-discussed aspects of today’s millennial generation — ones that may inspire either frustration, sympathy or nodding approval from their baby boomer parents, who themselves often broke with their parents’ traditions. Examining census and other survey data about the 18-to-34 age group, the report notes: — The percentage of women ages 20-24 who are married fell from 57 percent in 1976 to 17 percent in 2014, while those with a child fell from 31 percent to 25 percent. It is thus more common for a 25-year-old woman to be a mother than a wife. — About one of three 18-to-34-year-olds relies on parents’ financial help, and a similar proportion live in their parents’ homes. The percentage living independently fell from 51 percent in 2005 to 41 percent in 2015. — The economic situation of young men has plummeted, with 41 percent of those ages 25-34 earning less than $30,000 annually, compared to just 25 percent who were below that inflation-adjusted threshold in 1975. The status of women has spiked, meanwhile, as only 14 percent in that age group are homemakers now compared to 43 percent in 1975. Despite economic gains compared to young men, however, their earnings still trail those of males. — Sharing a home with an unmarried partner has been the fastest-growing living arrangement over the past four decades, used by 12 percent of 18-to-34-year-olds in 2016 compared to less than 1 percent in 1975. The age group’s most common living arrangement, however, is living with parents, which has overtaken living with a spouse. The report pointed out how today’s millennials generally fail to reach benchmarks of adult independence by an age that most of society considers ideal. A 2012 survey of the U.S. population, for instance, found 21 was deemed the ideal age of financial independence from parents, but only 29 percent of 21-year-olds currently achieve that. And 22 was the consensus as the ideal age of obtaining full-time employment, but only 37 percent have such jobs by that age. Similarly, wide gaps show up for getting married and becoming a parent. Putting together four yardsticks by which someone might fully embrace adulthood — a job, marriage, parenthood and living apart from parents — nearly half of 25-to-34-year-olds could claim all of those in 1975, but fewer than one-fourth could in 2016, according to the report.)

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Have we hit bottom yet? – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170520/statehouse-insider-have-we-hit-bottom-yet

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Rival gubernatorial campaigns take no prisoners in war of words – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-05-21/jim-dey-rival-gubernatorial-campaigns-take-no-prisoners-war-words.html
— County ‘poor farm’ preceded nursing home – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-05-21/tom-kacich-county-poor-farm-preceded-nursing-home.html

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— Vote Fraud Warning: Over 7 Million Voters Registered to Vote in More Than One State – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.publiusforum.com/2017/05/20/vote-fraud-warning-7-million-voters-registered-vote-one-state/

 

CHRISTIAN POST
— Donald Trump looking to scrap Student Loan Forgiveness Program – SHEANNE AGUILA
http://www.christianpost.com/news/donald-trump-looking-to-scrap-student-loan-forgiveness-program-184227/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— MINNESOTA RETREATS FROM BAN ON FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION  Refugee advocates say bill is ‘overly harsh’ – LEO HOHMANN
http://www.wnd.com/2017/05/minnesota-retreats-from-ban-on-female-genital-mutilation/

 

THE BLAZE
— Trump reportedly ‘furious’ at Fox News star: ‘Trump gets angry every time he sees those stories’ – Justin Haskins  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who are furious that I include links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that they do nor like.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/05/20/trump-reportedly-furious-at-fox-news-star-trump-gets-angry-every-time-he-sees-those-stories/

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Net Neutrality Supporters Want to ‘Ban Drudge’ – Elizabeth Harrington  (DIERSEN: Since 2000, my critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, and in Illinois have wanted to ban me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They hint/imply/argue/shout that they will have their operatives and their dupes viciously destroy any individual, any organization, any company, or any government that might come to my defense. Consequently, very few have come to my defense.)
http://freebeacon.com/issues/net-neutrality-supporters-want-ban-drudge/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Alt-left advocates for net neutrality, who say they want a “free and open internet,” want to ban the Drudge Report. Members of the alt-left who have been tied to violent protests in the past picketed outside the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday in protest of Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to reverse net neutrality rules. The FCC will vote to undo the Obama era Title II rule that classified Internet service providers as utilities, subjecting them to more federal regulation. Protesters covering their faces held signs that read “Ban Drudge,” with a no symbol over the Drudge Report, the highly trafficked news website run by Matt Drudge. Other protesters held signs to ban other news websites, including Breitbart and InfoWars. Organizers of the campaign “Protect Our Internet” are connected to PopularResistance.org, which features several members of the antifascist (antifa) campaign. Protect Our Internet claims its mission is to “keep the internet vibrant, free and equal.” The campaign also claims net neutrality rules are “protecting our freedom to use the internet!” A report released this week found that net neutrality regulations lead to higher internet prices for consumers and less innovation.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “No One in the White House Likes Or Respects Trump.” Of course, according to anti-Diersens, no one likes or respects a) me, b) my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, c) what I do as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, or d) what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, 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, an IRS employee, etc.)
http://freebeacon.com/blog/no-one-white-house-likes-respects-trump/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Woodward: Reporters ‘binge drinking the anti-Trump Kool-Aid’ – Eddie Scarry
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/woodward-reporters-binge-drinking-the-anti-trump-kool-aid/article/2623582

 

ROLL CALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Members of the following groups are angry that Trump is holding them back: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://www.rollcall.com/news/opinion/voting-criminal-justice-donald-trump

 

CBS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “trouble swirls at home.”
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/president-trump-saudi-arabia-trip-middle-east-europe-comey-russia/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trumps says “Donald Trump, Establishment Sellout.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/20/opinion/donald-trump-establishment-sellout.html
— We Aren’t Built to Live in the Moment – MARTIN E. P. SELIGMAN and JOHN TIERNEY
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/opinion/sunday/why-the-future-is-always-on-your-mind.html

 

MIDDLETOWN PRESS
— Returning veterans have special financial needs – Joseph Matthews (DIERSEN: Since 1966, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted at veterans that IF I HAD NOT AVOIDED THE DRAFT, I would a) NOT have been able to earn a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48; job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and a job-related professional license when I was 33; b) NOT have been able to buy a new Corvette when I was 23, c) NOT have been able to buy a new town home when I was 24, a studio condo in downtown Chicago when I was 25, a one bedroom condo in downtown Chicago when I was 27, a home in Wheaton when I was 29, or build a new home in Wheaton when I was 35; d) NOT have been able to get married when I was 29; e) NOT have been able to buy collector cars when I was 40 and 45; and e) NOT have been able to etc.)
http://www.middletownpress.com/opinion/20170520/market-matters-returning-veterans-have-special-financial-needs

 

FREDERICKSBURG
— Is college worth the expense? Yes, it is – Rafiq Dossani  (DIERSEN: If I had not earned a bachelor’s degree in management in 1970, a) Firestone Stores would NOT have offered me a job in 1970 and b) Oldsmobile and IRS would not have offered me jobs in 1971. If I had not been taking graduate business classes, IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974. If I had not earned an MBA in 1976 and passed the CPA examination in 1979, GAO would NOT have offered me a job in 1980. If I had not earned a master’s degree in accounting in 1980 and passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination in 1981, GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986. If I had not earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading in 1997, the Democrats who ran GAO would have succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” sooner than they did.)
http://www.fredericksburg.com/opinion/columns/column-is-college-worth-the-expense-yes-it-is/article_5880bd6f-86a2-5c98-b54e-f14764aaf5c4.html

 

NEWSMAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Newsmax promotes pot in America. If your promote pot in America, you promote the destruction of America.
https://pro.dailyreckoning.today/p/TEK_secretpot2_0217/LTEKT566/