April 18 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The only legitimate reason to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails is to get information a) to help defend and advance the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and b) to help elect and reelect Republican candidates. If you promote pot, you should not claim to be religious, conservative, or Republican. If you promote pot, feel free to unsubscribe to this email. If you are religious, conservative, and/or Republican, please join Anita Bedell, Robert Berlin, Ralph Rivera, Kathleen Valente, me, and others and file a opposition witness slip to the hearing at noon tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in room C-600, 6th Floor, Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 North LaSalle Street, Chicago. Instructions for filing a witness slip are at:
https://illinoisfamily.org/uncategorized/lawmakers-want-put-pot-shops-neighborhood/  If at all possible, please attend the hearing.  I will be there. Further, please join me in encouraging the 18 members of the DuPage County Board to pass a resolution ASAP in opposition to legalizing pot for recreational use in Illinois, SB 316 and HB 2353, and especially the 12 members of its Judicial & Public Safety Committee: Grant Eckhoff, Chair, Robert L. Larsen, Vice Chair, John Curran, Peter DiCianni, Amy L. Grant, Gary Grasso, James D. Healy, Tonia Khouri, Sean T. Noonan, Donald E. Puchalski, Sam Tornatore, and James F. Zay. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

CBS2
— Trump Signs ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Order In Wisconsin – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/04/18/trump-signs-buy-american-hire-american-order-in-wisconsin/

 

NBC5
— Trump Discusses Manufacturing, Signs Executive Order in Wisconsin
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Trump-to-Travel-to-Wisconsin-Tuesday-419621073.html
— California Secession Bid Dies With Leader Moving to Russia  Louis Marinelli’s ties to Russia “prevented Yes California from getting any serious money,” a board member of another group said – Don Thompson
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Calexit-Backers-Withdraw-2018-California-Independence-Bid-419654134.html

 

ABC7
— TRUMP SIGNS IMMIGRATION LABOR ORDER DURING WISCONSIN VISIT – Jessica D’Onofrio and Sarah Schulte
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-signs-immigration-labor-order-during-wisconsin-visit/1887211/
— RAUNERS MOVE OUT OF ILL. EXECUTIVE MANSION DURING RENOVATIONS – Judy Hsu
http://abc7chicago.com/home/rauners-move-out-of-ill-executive-mansion-during-renovations/1889272/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Ethics chief blasts aldermen for pushing ‘unhealthy secrecy’ – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/ethics-chief-blasts-aldermen-for-pushing-unhealthy-secrecy/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Socialists promote socialists.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/for-illinois-a-better-way-than-paying-more-for-less/
— Trump targets visa program for highly skilled workers – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-targets-visas-program-for-highly-skilled-workers/
— Mike Madigan shells out big money for Cubs tickets – Shia Kapos
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/kapos-mike-madigan-shells-out-big-money-for-cubs-tickets/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Challenger concedes to Bolingbrook incumbent mayor Roger Claar in race where Trump was issue – Alicia Fabbre
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/will-county/news/ct-bolingbrook-vote-count-0419-20170418-story.html
— Trump returns to ‘America first’ message in Kenosha speech – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-donald-trump-kenosha-visit-met-0419-20170418-story.html
— While Rauner picks at workers’ comp, 2 grand bargains fade – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-rauner-workers-comp-grand-bargain-budget-perspec-0419-md-20170418-column.html
— Obama legacy means increased early childhood options in south suburbs — for now – Ted Slowik  (DIERSEN: What early childhood options did your parents have?  Because my father earned enough money during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s that my mother could stay home and raise my brother and I and send us to Missouri Synod Lutheran grade schools, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being born with a silver spoon in my mouth and that I have always been privileged.  We lived in Crete.  Neither of my outstanding parents attended college.  My mother never attended high school.  My father worked in the office of a chemical factory and almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills.  When he died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 years old, he was earning about $40,000/year in today’s dollars.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-early-childhood-st-0419-20170418-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump asks “Is Trump to blame for violence at his rallies?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-trump-rally-violence-lawsuit-bamberger-page-perspec-0419-md-20170418-story.html
— Moody’s downgrades NEIU, warns of credit declines for 6 schools – Dawn Rhodes
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-illinois-universities-credit-rating-20170418-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Fearless Girl statute promotes hatred 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/opinion/editorials/ct-fearless-girl-statue-bull-new-york-edit-0419-md-20170418-story.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— 5 things to know about Illinois abortion bill HB40 – KRISTEN SCHORSCH
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170418/NEWS03/170419866/5-things-to-know-about-illinois-abortion-bill-hb40

 

DAILY HERALD
— Narrow margin stands as voters approve District 41 construction plan – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170418/narrow-margin-stands-as-voters-approve-district-41-construction-plan

 

DNA INFO
— Meet Conservative Firebrand Joe Walsh At A GOP Club Fundraiser Friday – Alex Nitkin
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170418/jefferson-park/joe-walsh-northwest-side-gop-club-fundraiser-chicago-republicans

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Executive Mansion restoration campaign nears $15M goal – Tim Landis
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170418/executive-mansion-restoration-campaign-nears-15m-goal

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Shimkus, Davis both sitting on hefty war chests for 2018 – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-04-18/shimkus-davis-both-sitting-hefty-war-chests-2018.html

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Davis declines Illinois Wesleyan town hall invitation – LENORE SOBOTA
http://herald-review.com/news/local/education/davis-declines-illinois-wesleyan-town-hall-invitation/article_900d8ccb-6498-5051-a046-0dbd05201f0e.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump shatters fundraising record with $107 million for inauguration  Money paid for 20 events during extravaganza – THEODORE SCHLEIFER
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-shatters-fundraising-record-with-107-million-for-inauguration/693897202
— The president always gets audited (and the veep too)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/business/the-president-always-gets-audited-and-the-veep-too/693441004

 

ALTON TRELEGRAPH
— Trump breaks another promise – John J. Dunphy
http://thetelegraph.com/opinion/100457/dunphy-trump-breaks-another-promise

 

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow about their success in polarizing the Ivanka Trump brand
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35172636/retailers-try-to-grapple-with-polarizing-ivanka-trump-brand

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-issues-lgbt-time-trump-1

 

BOLINGBROOK PATCH
— After Trump-Focused Bolingbrook Election, Challenger Concedes to Roger Claar  Will County Board member Jackie Traynere admitted defeat on Tuesday. – Shannon Antinori
https://patch.com/illinois/bolingbrook/after-trump-focused-bolingbrook-election-challenger-concedes-claar

 

WUWM
— Hundreds Protest, Support Trump Outside Kenosha Appearance – MARTI MIKKELSON
http://wuwm.com/post/hundreds-protest-support-trump-outside-kenosha-appearance#stream/0

 

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Trump on the right track with this executive order – Editorial
http://www.jsonline.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/04/18/editorial-trump-right-track-executive-order/100610120/

 

CHICAGO READER
— Students at Northeastern pay the price for Illinois’s budget failures  The state university is the latest victim of the two-year budget stalemate. – Ben Joravsky
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/northeastern-university-illinois-budget-impasse-rauner/Content?oid=26245287

 

STATE OF ILLINOIS
— LIVE VIDEO: Legalization of Marijuana Hearing at noon, Wednesday, April 19
http://www.ilga.gov/houseaudvid.asp#

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— TAX DAY 2017: WHERE DOES ILLINOIS’ $38.1 BILLION IN TAX REVENUE COME FROM? – Craig Lesner
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/tax-day-2017-where-does-illinois-38-1-billion-in-tax-revenue-come-from/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Cultural Marxism Explained in 7 Minutes – Josephy T. Salerno
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/cultural-marxism-explained-7-minutes/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner and his wife give big to Planned Parenthood as Rauner threatens abortion bill veto
https://capitolfax.com/2017/04/18/rauner-and-his-wife-give-big-to-planned-parenthood-as-rauner-threatens-abortion-bill-veto/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Border wall could stretch 1,827 miles, cost nearly $70 billion: Democrats – Stephen Dinan
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/18/border-wall-could-stretch-1827-miles-dems/

 

FOX NEWS
— Where your taxes will go in 2017 – Brian Riedl  (DIERSEN. Since 1997, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have stressed that I get a Civil Service Retirement System pension, currently, $50,856/year.  For 2017, they will stress that 3.6% of what the federal government will spend will be for federal pensions.)
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/04/18/where-your-taxes-will-go-in-2017.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Washington will spend this year’s $31,154 per household as follows: . . . Federal employee retirement benefits: $1,120.)

 

GOPUSA
— How the Media Try to Lay Waste to the Trump Administration
http://www.gopusa.com/how-the-media-try-to-lay-waste-to-the-trump-administration/
— NY Times Gives Platform to Imprisoned Killer to Attack Israel, Conceals Background
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=23202

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Fallacy of ‘Openness and Tolerance’ – Paul Pauker
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/04/the_fallacy_of_openness_and_tolerance.html

 

DAILY CALLER
— Napolitano: ‘It Shouldn’t Be Newsworthy’ That Gov. Is Enforcing Immigration Laws – Christian Datoc
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/18/napolitano-it-shouldnt-be-newsworthy-that-gov-is-enforcing-immigration-laws-video/
— Donald Trump’s Latest Executive Order Aims To Make Companies ‘Hire American’ – Kaitlan Collins  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would agree that the jobs that I held 1962-1997 were so bad that neither they nor any citizen of a foreign country would take them.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/17/donald-trumps-latest-executive-order-aims-to-make-companies-hire-american/
— American Totalitarianism Wears A Black Mask – Moses Apostaticus
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/18/american-totalitarianism-wears-a-black-mask/

 

BREITBART
— Tax Day Justice: DOJ Investigation of Lois Lerner Called for by Ways and Means Chairman – BOB PRICE
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/04/18/tax-day-justice-doj-investigation-lois-lerner-called-ways-means-chairman/
— Washington Post: Trump Voters ‘Motivated by Racism’ in November Elections – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump supports more strongly than Hitler demonized, denigrated, and condemned the Jews.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/18/washpo-accuses-trump-voters-of-racism-in-november-elections/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— A fragile hope in Ford Heights – Salena Zito
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/a-fragile-hope-in-ford-heights/article/2620167

 

ABC NEWS
— President Trump signs executive order targeting foreign work visas – KATHERINE FAULDERS and ADAM KELSEY (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would agree that the jobs that I held 1962-1997 were so bad that neither they nor any citizen of a foreign country would take them.)
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/president-trump-sign-executive-order-targeting-foreign-work/story?id=46852992

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Suburban Chicago Trump Backer Beats Challenger by 151 Vote  Bolingbrook mayor Roger Claar whose support for Donald Trump ignited a tougher-than-expected re-election campaign has narrowly defeated his Democratic challenger. – AP
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2017-04-18/suburban-chicago-trump-backer-beats-challenger-by-151-votes

 

BLOOMBERG
— Illinois’s Seven Universities Face Downgrades Over Budget Morass – Elizabeth Campbell
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-18/illinois-s-seven-universities-face-downgrades-over-budget-morass

 

FED SMITH
— Tax Freedom Day is April 23rd – Ian Smith
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/04/18/tax-freedom-day-april-23rd/

 

THE GUARDIAN
— Donald Trump to overhaul H-1B visa program that admits foreign workers  Temporary worker visa that brings tens of thousands to US annually will be revamped to address alleged abuses, as Trump plays to American working-class – David Smith  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would agree that the jobs that I held 1962-1997 were so bad that neither they nor any citizen of a foreign country would take them.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/17/donald-trump-temporary-worker-h1b-visa-executive-order

April 18 Morning Edition

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Lawmakers Want to Put POT SHOPS in Your Neighborhood – Kathy Valente  (DIERSEN: Please join me in filing an opposition witness slip and in attending the hearing at noon tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in room C-600, 6th Floor Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 North LaSalle Street, Chicago. Please phone me at 630-653-0462 if you have any questions.)
https://illinoisfamily.org/uncategorized/lawmakers-want-put-pot-shops-neighborhood/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois State Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) and Illinois State Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) believe that legalizing marijuana for recreational use will be good for Illinois so they have introduced SB 316 and HB 2353 and, as part of the public relations push, formed the Coalition for a Safer Illinois. Yes, Safer. It’s hard to imagine how adding more drugged drivers on the roads and putting more drugs into the hands of our children could possibly make Illinois safer. The bills before the General Assembly would legalize the possession of up to 28 grams of marijuana and allow facilities to sell marijuana products for adults over 21 and tax and regulate those sales “in a manner similar to alcohol.” “Safer?”  Hardly.  We just have to look to the examples of Colorado and Washington State to see the consequences.  Both states legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2013 and 2012 respectively. Colorado now has more pot shops than Starbucks and McDonald’s combined. . .You, too, can help! Call your state representative today and urge him/her to oppose any attempts to legalize or decriminalize marijuana. CLICK HERE. Your rep will be listed as the last entry on the page, once you fill in your zip code and address. Simply click on his/her name. You may also want to fill out an opposition slip to this bill. The proponents are. A hearing is being held (AT NOON) on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017. It’s easy if you follow these steps.)

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial with a big color picture unethically made to look like a news article, anti-Trumps promote the Democrat Party’s position on illegals.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/immigration/ct-daca-chicago-trump-met-20170415-story.html
— Trump visits Kenosha today to tout manufacturing message – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-donald-trump-kenosha-visit-morning-spin-story.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Those who skirt ‘fair share’ annoy tax filers most – Gail MarksJarvis  (DIERSEN: Should everyone be required to disclose, or better yet, should IRS be required to disclose, how much federal income tax, adjusted for inflation, that each and every person, organization, and company paid during the last a) year, b) 5 years, c) 10 years, d) 15 years, e) 20 years, f) 25 years, g) 30 years, h) 35 years, i) 40 years, j) 45 years, k) 50+ years, and l) during their lifetime?  From what I see, members of the following groups are expected to pay much more income than others: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), those who do not have dependents, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  One could argue that the more federal income tax that you have paid during your lifetime adjusted for inflation, the more that you are a “contributing member of society.”)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-tax-frustrations-poll-0418-biz-20170417-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats boast millions in campaign funds — but Rauner still has more – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/dems-boast-millions-in-campaign-funds-but-rauner-still-has-more/amp/
— Ferguson casts new questions on CPD’s merit promotion process – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to promote Democrats, and especially Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger.  My Democrat IRS superiors got rid of the IRS manager who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974.  My Democrat GAO superiors got rid of the GAO manager who promoted me in 1986.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/ferguson-cast-new-questions-on-cpds-merit-promotion-process/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Jesse Jackson Sr. wants the City of Chicago to act “as an employer of last resort” for those who graduate from Chicago high schools. QUESTION: Who considers the federal government to be America’s employer of last resort, that is, the employer who hires losers?  ANSWER: Those who 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 members of the aforesaid groups.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/mayor-emanuels-education-plan-falls-short/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH TABLE: Suburban voter turnout down, hot races or not – Kerry Lester  (DIERSEN: QUESTIONS: In your opinion, how many more votes do Republican candidates get in your precinct because of the efforts of your Republican Precinct Committeeman?  What does your Republican Precinct Committeeman do to encourage voters in your precinct to vote for Republican candidates?  How strongly do the following support your Republican Precinct Committeeman in his/her efforts to encourage voters in your precinct to vote for Republican candidates: the officers of your Republican township/ward/county party organizations, your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, the IRP officers, the IRP National Committeeman and Committeewoman, your Republican Congressman, Governor Rauner, your Republican Illinois Senator and Representative, your Republican county elected officials, your Republican township/ward elected officials, and your Republican municipal elected officials?)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170418/suburban-voter-turnout-down-hot-races-or-not
— Glen Ellyn, DuPage forest preserve nearing deal on McKee lease – Katlyn Smith and Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170418/glen-ellyn-dupage-forest-preserve-nearing-deal-on-mckee-lease
— Know your enemy – Georgie Anne Geyer  (DIERSEN: Who has declared themselves to be your enemy?  The following have declared themselves to be my enemy: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or 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.dailyherald.com/discuss/20170418/know-your-enemy

 

ABC7
— SCHOCK ATTORNEYS CLAIM GOVERNMENT ON ‘FISHING EXPEDITION’ FOR WRONGDOING – Chuck Goudie
http://abc7chicago.com/news/schock-attorneys-claim-government-on-fishing-expedition-for-wrongdoing/1885117/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Pritzker says state needs progressive tax structure – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170417/pritzker-says-state-needs-progressive-tax-structure
— Shots fired, people stabbed at weekend party on Illinois State Fairgrounds – Jason Nevel
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170417/shots-fired-people-stabbed-at-weekend-party-on-illinois-state-fairgrounds

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLNE: Pot promoters promote pot in Illinois, that is, pot promoters promote the destruction of Illinois.
http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/jon-alexander/alexander-illinois-pot-grower-wary-of-legalization-push/article_18bde1e1-adb7-58cf-ae6e-a0f5926de020.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote Meals on Wheels program.
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170417/meals-on-wheels-program-touted-as-budget-cuts-loom

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— OUTSTANDING: Trump to push ‘Buy American, Hire American’ policy at Wisconsin visit  President to sign executive order – JEREMY DIAMOND
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-to-push-buy-american-hire-american-policy-at-wisconsin-visit/693403506
— Trump claims immunity as president in lawsuit  Lawsuit alleges Trump incited rally-goers – TAL KOPAN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-claims-immunity-as-president-in-lawsuit/693369597

 

KWQC
— Illinois Governor stops in Quad Cities Monday, protesters fed up – Ashley Davis
http://www.kwqc.com/content/news/Illinois-Governor-stops-in-Quad-Cities-Monday-protesters-fed-up-419664624.html

 

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Liberals went off the deep end on immigration  Loose rhetoric from advocates and the left distorted the debate during the Obama years.- Saritha Prabhu
http://www.jsonline.com/story/opinion/nation-now/2017/04/17/liberals-went-off-deep-end-immigration-column/100548156/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It is hard to have the same feelings, though, toward the 40% of undocumented immigrants who came here on a plane, willfully overstayed their tourist visas, then hunkered down and waited for the next round of legalization. And I have some animus toward our dysfunctional immigration system that punishes (by deportation) undocumented immigrants but completely lets off the hook their partners-in-law-breaking, the businesses and individuals that have used their cheap labor over the years. Fact is, if E-verify had been strictly enforced all these years, Trump’s proposed wall would have been rendered unnecessary.)

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Heather Mac Donald debates Jeff Berkowitz on “The War on Cops,” & reasons for the spiking shooting/murder rate – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/04/heather-mac-donald-debates-wjeff-berkowitz-the-war-on-cops-and-reasons-for-the-spiking-shootingmurder-rate-webcable/

 

AMERICANS FOR TRUTH ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY
— White House Easter Egg Roll Under Trump Lacks Obama’s LGBTQ Activism – Peter LaBarbera
http://americansfortruth.com/2017/04/17/white-house-easter-egg-roll-under-trump-lacks-obamas-lgbtq-activism/

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— Daniel W. Drezner: How Liberals Lie to Thousands to Smear Conservatives, Then ‘Apologize’ to Dozens – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.publiusforum.com/2017/04/17/daniel-w-drezner-liberals-lie-thousands-smear-conservatives-apologize-dozens/

 

BREITBART
— Trump Official: Paul Ryan’s ‘Schedule Did Not Mesh’ with President’s Trip to Paul’s Wisconsin District – MICHELLE MOONS
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/17/trump-official-paul-ryans-schedule-did-not-mesh-with-presidents-trip-to-his-wisconsin-district/

 

THE BLAZE
— California arrests fewer people, frees criminals – here’s what happened to crime – Carlos Garcia
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/04/17/california-arrests-fewer-people-frees-criminals-heres-what-happened-to-crime/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— What makes Washington wealthy – Editorial
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/what-makes-washington-wealthy/article/2620490

 

POLITICO
— RAUNER’s data-mining investment – Natasha Korecki  (DIERSEN: Because I have been a “social anchor” since 2000, the following continue to work very hard to get rid of me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or 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.politico.com/tipsheets/illinois-playbook/2017/04/politico-illinois-playbook-rauners-data-mining-219823
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A new expense filing reveals how Gov. Bruce Rauner’s campaign is investing heavily in an online mapping technology aimed at influencing voters — and potentially elected officials. The filing shows the Rauner camp’s biggest recent expenditure — more than $338,000 — went to a New York-based company called Project Applecart. (See Rauner’s filing). The technology uses unorthodox ways of collecting data on individuals, including through high school yearbooks and obituaries, according to this explainer: watch here. It identifies a “social anchor” who has links to voters with similar ideals.)

 

NEW YOURK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn “conservative men.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/17/us/politics/why-gorsuch-may-not-be-so-genteel-on-the-bench.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Cities Push Employers to Ignore Pay History  New laws seek to bar hiring managers from asking about an applicant’s current salary – Kelsey Gee  (DIERSEN: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would presented the jury with many examples of GAO paying my Democrat coworkers a) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me and/or b) who had less job-related work experience, less job-related education, and/or fewer job-related certifications and/or licenses, more than GAO paid me.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/cities-push-employers-to-ignore-pay-history-1492254003

April 17 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: Naperville ranked 2nd best city to live in America – Erin Hegarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-naperville-best-city-st-0419-20170417-story.html
— Annual Lincoln Day Dinner in Palatine to Feature Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/community/chi-ugc-article-annual-lincoln-day-dinner-in-palatine-to-feat-2017-04-17-story.html
— First-term U.S. congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi is last in the state in seniority but first in campaign cash – Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-congress-fundraising-reports-met-0418-20170417-story.html
— Annual Holocaust remembrance ceremony to be held Sunday in Skokie – Mike Isaacs  (DIERSEN: Democrats are a) nasty, b) moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means, and c) disciples of Saul Alinsky.  While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were Democrat always stressed to my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were Jewish that I was 100% German national origin and that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran. In my defense, I stressed that all my ancestors had immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s, that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and that my father world have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/skokie/news/ct-skr-holocaust-remembrance-ceremony-tl-0420-20170417-story.html
— When nation’s oldest operating GM plant closed, families emerged from Great Recession into uncertain future – Amy Goldstein
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-janesville-gm-plant-20170417-story.html
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Easter violence raises question: Has God given up on Chicago? – Rex Huppke  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Chicago paint Chicago as being 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.  My ancestors on my father’s side immigrated to Chicago in 1844.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-chicago-violence-easter-huppke-20170417-story.html
— DIERSE HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say why “Why Donald Trump can’t ignore demands to release his tax returns.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-release-tax-returns-protests-20170417-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Demand to see Trump’s tax returns will only grow.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/demand-to-see-trumps-tax-returns-will-only-grow/
— State senator wants to bar ZIP code from car insurance equation – Andrea Salcedo  (DIERSEN: The fewer insurance claims in a zip code, the lower that insurance rates should be in that zip code.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/state-senator-wants-to-bar-zip-code-from-car-insurance-equation/

 

DAILY HERALD
— McHenry County Board considering 10% cut in tax levy – Lauren Rohr
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170417/mchenry-county-board-considering-10-cut-in-tax-levy
— Burr Ridge Mayor Mickey Straub’s epic road trip now in Congressional Record – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170417/lester-mayorx2019s-epic-road-trip-now-in-congressional-record

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— In rocky era for Planned Parenthood, Illinois chapter names new boss – BRIGID SWEENEY
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170417/NEWS03/170419900/in-rocky-era-for-planned-parenthood-illinois-chapter-names-new-boss

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers look forward to a) turning Trump into a stoner and b) destroying America.
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/business/marijuana-businesses-worry-about-trump-but-expect-to-prevail/693243401
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s travel policies hurting ‘U.S. brand’ and discouraging tourists.”  (DIERSEN: What percent of those who come to America as tourists stay in America illegally?)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trumps-travel-policies-hurting-us-brand-and-discouraging-tourists-experts-say/693293443

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— In Q-C, Rauner praises Senate Democrats – Ed Tibbetts
http://qctimes.com/news/local/government-and-politics/in-q-c-rauner-praises-senate-democrats/article_fadb2386-f01e-597d-aef6-9294dc115a1a.html

 

OUR QUAD CITIES
— Illinois state lawmakers have incentive to solve budget rather than play politics  Stalling tactics could suggest no budget deal until after next election – Jim Niedelman
http://www.ourquadcities.com/news/4-the-record/illinois-state-lawmakers-have-incentive-to-solve-budget-rather-than-play-politics/693303602
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “President Trump’s changing positions spawn deeper partisan divide.”
http://www.ourquadcities.com/news/4-the-record/president-trumps-changing-positions-spawn-deeper-partisan-divide/693301170

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— In Peoria visit, Rauner offers vague hope about budget deal – Chris Kaergard
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170417/in-peoria-visit-rauner-offers-vague-hope-about-budget-deal
— 300 state workers delinquent on 2014 taxes – Ray Long
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170417/300-state-workers-delinquent-on-2014-taxes

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Nothing fake about news reporting – JOHN PALEN  (DIERSEN: Beyond overwhelmingly, news is slanted to defend and advance the Democrat Party platform, the Libertarian Party platform, and the Green Party platform.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/guest-commentary/2017-04-16/sunday-extra-nothing-fake-about-news-reporting.html

 

WJBD
— Spicer defends White House policy on visitor logs  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents do not want anyone to know who they visit with.)
http://www.wjbdradio.com/politics/2017/04/17/spicer-defends-white-house-policy-on-visitor-logs

 

WVIK
— State Employees, Retirees to Rauner: Do Your Job – MARIAH WOELFEL  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, the most important job that my superiors had was to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://wvik.org/post/state-employees-retirees-rauner-do-your-job#stream/0

 

WHEATON PATCH
— Dramatic STD Spike in DuPage County  Cases of gonorrhea and chlamydia increased sharply. Syphilis cases were up by 425 percent. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dramatic-spike-stds-dupage-county

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Should North Shore public schools set lower academic, discipline standards for black and Hispanic students? Activist to make the case.
http://northcooknews.com/stories/511104961-should-north-shore-public-schools-set-lower-academic-discipline-standards-for-black-and-hispanic-students-activist-to-make-the-case

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Uncontested races, entrenched incumbents reduce competition in local elections – Caitlin Nordahl
http://willcountygazette.com/stories/511105180-uncontested-races-entrenched-incumbents-reduce-competition-in-local-elections

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— OUTSTANDING: AG Determines McHenry County Blog is “news media” under FOIA. – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/04/ag-determines-mchenry-county-blog-is-news-media-under-foia/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Pro-Family Illinois Voters Finally Have a Reason to Thank Governor Rauner – John Biver
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/pro-family-illinois-voters-finally-reason-thank-governor-rauner/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS LAWMAKER PETER BREEN INTRODUCES BILL TO PREVENT ANOTHER UNITED AIRLINES DEBACLE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/04/illinois-lawmaker-introduces-bill-to-prevent-another-united-airlines-debacle.html
— NO CONFIDENCE IN DEMS’ MINIMUM WAGE PLAN, SURVEY REVEALS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/04/no-confidence-in-dems-minimum-wage-plan-survey-reveals.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— The perils of campaigning: Biss does the Chicken Dance  (DIERSEN: What do you think of Biss’ haircut?  My wife’s brother’s daughter’s boyfriend is a barber who recently gave Biss a haircut.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/04/17/the-perils-of-campaigning-biss-does-the-chicken-dance/

 

BREITBARD
— Patriots Players Boycotting White House Super Bowl Celebration Speak Out on Trump – TRENT BAKER  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What percent of those involved in sports 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.breitbart.com/video/2017/04/16/watch-patriots-players-boycotting-white-house-super-bowl-celebration-speak-trump/
— Illegal Immigrants Filing Tax Returns (to get refunds) Dropping under Trump – LANA SHADWICK
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/04/17/illegal-immigrants-filing-tax-returns-dropping-trump/

 

GOPUSA
— NBC Sports writer laments American flags used at baseball games: ‘Keep politics out’  (DIERSEN: When Democrats and RINOs, for example those Democrats and RINOs in Wheaton, say that they do not like politics, they are saying they do not like Republicans.)
http://www.gopusa.com/nbc-sports-writer-laments-american-flags-used-at-baseball-games-keep-politics-out/

 

FOX NEWS
— Arrests of Illegal Immigrants Jumped 32% in Trump’s First Months
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/04/17/arrests-illegal-immigrants-ice-jumped-trump-took-office

 

DAILY CALLER
— Rahm Emanuel Uses Rumor About EPA To Bash Trump – Chris White
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/17/rahm-emanuel-uses-rumor-about-epa-to-bash-trump/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump supporters like Hitler demonized, denigrated, and condemned Jews.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/04/17/racism-motivated-trump-voters-more-than-authoritarianism-or-income-inequality/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/04/17/this-brutal-new-poll-shows-that-fewer-and-fewer-people-believe-trumps-lies/

 

FED SMITH
— Which Federal Agencies Would You Like to Eliminate? – Ian Smith  (DIERSEN: How many votes will GAO get because GAO audits the federal government and no one likes auditors?)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/04/17/federal-agencies-like-eliminate/

April 17 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial with big color pictures unethically made to look like a news article, anti-Trumps promote the Democrat Party platform on refugees and immigration.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/immigration/ct-syrian-refugee-family-update-met-20170417-story.html
— Expand Chicago aldermen’s clout? No, thanks – Editorial (DIERSEN: Who has the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  To what extent do they use their clout to reward those who give them money, who glorify and praise them, who pander to them, and/or who serve as their operatives or dupes? To what extend do they use their clout to punish/destroy those who do not do the aforesaid?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-aldermen-city-council-jobs-emanuel-chicago-edit-0417-jm-20170414-story.html
— Pritzker defends progressive credentials in Democratic governor bid – Rick Pearson  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What do progressives do? ANSWER: Promote dependency on government and on charity, LGBTQ activity, destruction of the traditional family, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, race and gender based preference giving, age discrimination, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, and even worse things.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-pritzker-progressive-establishment-illinois-governor-race-story.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Should I tell my boss I’m ready to move on? – J.T. O’Donnell  (DIERSEN: In early 1971, when I was 22 years old, I told my Firestone Store boss that I had accepted a job offer from Oldsmobile.  He immediately exploded and fired me. Then, Oldsmobile withdrew its job offer saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. Then, unemployed that I was and needing a job to help support my mother and brother because my father had died, I accepted an offer from IRS to be a GS-7 (currently, $44,853/year) Revenue Officer. Then, my former Firestone boss offered me a part-time job which I accepted pumping gasoline.  I held that job until the end of 1972.)
http://www.pressreader.com/usa/albuquerque-journal/20170416/282720521834413
— Don’t let stress over retirement saving overwhelm you – Jill Schlesinger  (DIERSEN: I had much less stress over retirement saving 1966-1969 and 1971-1997 because I was earning credits toward a Civil Service Retirement System pension.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always been furious about that.  Few of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) have held or are holding jobs that put them in line to get a pension or b) are getting a pension.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/jillonmoney/tca-don-t-let-stress-over-retirement-saving-overwhelm-you-20170410-story.html
— Must supporters let Trump be Trump? – Jonah Goldberg (DIERSEN: Trump has promised to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-syria-nato-china-20170416-column.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump asks “Will anything cause the floor to buckle from underneath Trump?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-presidency-failure-20170416-story.html
— For blacks, college is not an equalizer – Ray Boshara  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-black-college-graduates-lost-wealth-20170416-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump blasts Trump.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-donald-trump-jr-triggered-huppke-20170414-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: TRAGIC: More and more and more people in Illinois depend on charity.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170417/news/170419021/

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: TRAGIC: Pot promoters promote doctors who promote pot.
http://www.qconline.com/news/illinois/illinois-doctors-travel-to-help-patients-get-medical-pot/article_1061ed40-2381-11e7-abfd-2f5bb880de5b.html

 

LCBC RADIO
— TRAGIC: Video Gambling Up in March Across Illinois Valley
http://www.lcbcradio.com/wlpo/video-gambling-up-in-march-across-illinois-valley/article_4fe24ecc-236a-11e7-8335-b39f2ef12000.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Two Arrested For Possessing 3lbs of Marijuana
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/two-arrested-for-possessing-3lbs-of-marijuana

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— OUTSTANDING: Attorney General Rules McHenry County Blog “News Media” for Purposes of Freedom of Information Requests – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/04/17/attorney-general-rules-mchenry-county-blog-media-for-purposes-of-freedom-of-information-requests/

 

BGA
— EMPTY VOTING BOOTHS A SYMBOL OF OUR AILING DEMOCRACY – Andy Shaw
http://www.bettergov.org/news/andy-shaw-empty-voting-booths-a-symbol-of-our-ailing-democracy

 

DEPAULIA
— DeVos discontinues Obama-era student loan protections – Danielle Harris  (DIERSEN: What percent of those who take out student loans have no intention of paying those loans back?  Why don’t lenders require parents to co-sign student loans?  Did/could you get a student loan?  I doubt that I could have back in 1966.  I was draft bait. I just barely made it into the upper 20% of my high school class.  My ACT was only 24. Neither of my parents had attended college.  My father had fought type 1 diabetes from age 14 and made only about $40,000/year in today’s dollars.  My mother never attended high school and was a housewife/homemaker.  My vision was never correctable to 20/20 and I have always had partial red/green color blindness.  I had demonstrated no leadership potential in high school; I washed dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights during my junior and senior years and the summer in between. Upon graduation from high school, I cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, and delivered mail.)
http://depauliaonline.com/2017/04/17/devos-discontinues-obama-era-student-loan-protections/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DISTASTEFUL RED TAPE: ONE THING RAUNER AGREES WITH TRUMP ABOUT  (DIERSEN: Trump has promised to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/04/governor-discusses-cutting-red-tape-at-illinois-competiveness-council-forum.html
— TEXAS BILL ADVANCES ALLOWING CHRISTIANS RECUSAL CONCERNING SAME SEX MARRIAGES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/04/texas-bill-allows-recusals.html
— KUDOS FOR THE SENATORS’ “MCPLAN” BUDGET PRESCRIPTION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/04/taxpayer-bargain-budget-plan.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Did Rauner renege on a campaign vow to appease conservatives?  (DIERSEN: In Illinois, if you get elected as a Republican, you obligate yourself to defend and advance the Illinois Republican Party platform.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/04/17/did-rauner-renege-on-a-campaign-vow-to-appease-conservatives/

 

PJ MEDIA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: TRAGIC: Pot promoters promote those who promote pot.
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2017/04/16/illinois-delaware-dems-argue-legal-weed-would-help-economies/

 

GOPUSA
— Some Minneapolis Muslims protest ‘sharia’ vigilante in Cedar-Riverside area  (DIERSEN: To promote Islam is to promote sharia law.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=23132

 

LIFEZETTE NEWS
— DNC Kicks Off Tour Highlighting Leftward Shift  Perez, Sanders set to rally in Maine, a blue collar state that has lurched away from Democrats – Jim Stinson
http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/dnc-kicks-off-tour-highlighting-leftward-shift/

 

CAMPUS REFORM
— Students taunted, spat upon for questioning transgenderism  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote gender confusion.)
http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=9053

 

THE HILL
— Democrats welcome Bernie takeover – AMIE PARNES  (DIERSEN: What are you demographics?  From what I see, Bernie supporters despise if not hate that who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/329049-democrats-welcome-bernie-takeover

 

POLITICO
— Trump claims tax return protesters were paid – REBECCA MORIN  (DIERSEN: Operatives and dupes for my critics/opponents would deny that they are paid. They would say that their tremendous hatred of me motivates them.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/trump-tax-return-protesters-237262

 

AOL NEWS
— Trump slams ‘small’ Tax March, suggests protesters were paid – WILLIAM STEAKIN   (DIERSEN: Operatives and dupes for my critics/opponents would deny that they are paid. They would say that their tremendous hatred of me motivates them.)
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/04/16/trump-slams-small-tax-march-suggests-protesters-were-paid/22042021/

 

NBC NEWS
— ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in the Black Church – GEORGE M. JOHNSON  (DIERSEN: To be a Democrat is to be someone who promotes LGBTQ activity.)
http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/opinion-don-t-ask-don-t-tell-black-church-n747096

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ activity blast Trump for not doing more to promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/17/opinion/the-lgbt-trump-fallacy.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow over their success in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/17/opinion/100-days-of-horror.html?ref=opinion

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Adam Kinzinger: Pre-emptive strike on North Korea is a ‘next-to-worst case’ scenario – David Sherfinski
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/17/adam-kinzinger-pre-emptive-strike-north-korea-next/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Despite rhetoric, Trump plan focuses more on staff cuts than good government.” Democrats run the federal government. Those Democrats will use Trump staff cuts to get rid of federal employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/04/17/despite-rhetoric-trump-plan-focuses-more-on-staff-cuts-than-good-government/

 

USA TODAY
— The future of jobs: More men doing ‘women’s work’ – Jon Swartz  (DIERSEN: What jobs have you held?  Because all the jobs that I held 1964-1997 were bad ‘men’s work’ jobs, with the exception of the first job that I held, my superiors always had an extremely hard time getting women to take those jobs.  My first job, a ‘women’s work’ and a ‘minorities work’ job washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights 1964-1966 was so bad that women and minorities would not take/keep the job.  My understanding is that I was the first and only White male to hold that job and that I held it longer (18 months) than anyone else. The bad ‘men’s work’ jobs that held after were cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, pumping gasoline, delivering mail, working on an automobile assembly line, working as a security guard, selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances, collecting delinquent taxes, and auditing federal agencies.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2017/04/14/jobs-projections-could-mean-change-gender-occupations-men-women-employment/100381242/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Older Workers Challenge Firms’ Aggressive Pursuit of the Young  In one class action against PricewaterhouseCoopers, two men say they were rejected because they lacked the youthful profile possessed by many PwC recruits – Jacob Gershman  (DIERSEN: How old are you? Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. 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 and 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. When I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates shouted that I could never have a successful GAO career, that is, that GAO could and should waste my career and get rid of me.  They stressed a) that I was a Republican, b) that I was 31 years old, c) that I was White, d) that I was a male, e) that I was not a veteran, and f) that GAO forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars, that is, a downgrade from GS-12 Step 5, currently $90,173, to GS-9, Step 10, currently $71,326, to transfer from IRS to GAO.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/older-workers-challenge-firms-aggressive-pursuit-of-the-young-1492340404
— Opening Our Borders Would Overwhelm America  When I screened visa applications as a foreign service officer, I learned how many want to come. – Dave Seminara  (DIERSEN: America is especially attractive to citizens of foreign countries who are minority, female, younger, and/or poor because by law, America gives tremendous preference to members of the aforesaid groups.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/opening-our-borders-would-overwhelm-america-1492366053
— FRONT PAGE: Embraceable You: When the CEO Is a Hugger  Handshakes have given way to bear hugs in some corners of the corporate world as top bosses greet business associates with open arms; ‘You don’t lose your job if you don’t hug.’ – Rachel Feintzeig  (DIERSEN: Are you a hugger?  I never was and I never will be.  I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years 1966-1969 and 1980-1997.  If a White male non-veteran federal employee like me hugged anyone, they would immediately branded a sexist or even worse things and they would be immediately gotten rid of.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/embraceable-you-when-the-ceo-is-a-hugger-1492380506

 

THE WEEK
— President Trump, coming up on 100 days, hasn’t traveled abroad or west of the Mississippi
http://theweek.com/speedreads/692574/president-trump-coming-100-days-hasnt-traveled-abroad-west-mississippi

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— OUTSTANDING: Navy bans vaping on ships, subs, aircraft – Eric White
http://federalnewsradio.com/federal-headlines/2017/04/navy-bans-vaping-ships-subs-aircraft/

 

SOCIALIST WORKER
— We’ll stand together on May Day  (DIERSEN: Democrats are united against those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://socialistworker.org/2017/04/17/well-stand-together-on-may-day

April 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— TRUMP TO TRAVEL TO WISCONSIN TUESDAY – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-to-travel-to-wisconsin-tuesday/1881222/
— 13 ARRESTED IN BERKELEY, CALIF., DURING DUELING TRUMP RALLIES – AP  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps are fully aware that Democrats run IRS.)
http://abc7chicago.com/news/13-arrested-in-berkeley-calif-during-dueling-trump-rallies/1876922/
— 1 KILLED, 31 WOUNDED IN CHICAGO WEEKEND SHOOTINGS – Laura Podesta
http://abc7chicago.com/news/1-killed-31-wounded-in-chicago-weekend-shootings/1879895/
— TRUMP BORDER WALL COULD SEAL SOME AMERICAN HOMES ON MEXICAN SIDE
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-border-wall-could-seal-some-american-homes-on-mexican-side/1881837/

 

NBC5
— After Marches, Trump Wonders Why People Still Want to See His Taxes  One poll has consistently found national support for Trump releasing his tax returns at about 67 percent since February – Asher Klein  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps are fully aware that Democrats run IRS.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Trump-Reacts-Tax-Day-March-Tweets-419563373.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/248896911-story
— Honeymooners find another passenger asleep in their seats, and United has THEM removed – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/248919331-story

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., targets Jackson Jr.’s workers’ comp – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sweet-illinois-lawmaker-targets-jesse-jackson-jr-workers-comp/
— While devastating some programs, Rauner’s cuts wouldn’t be enough – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/while-devastating-some-programs-rauners-cuts-wouldnt-be-enough/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Government workers tardy in filing Illinois tax returns – Ray Long
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-illinois-workers-late-tax-returns-met-20170414-story.html
— 16-year-old among 5 shot on Easter; 34 shot since Saturday afternoon – Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-shootings-violence-20170416-story.html
— Link plan to elect Lake County chairman at large moves forward – Luke Hammill
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-luke-hammill-county-lines-st-0417-20170416-story.html

 

WGN RADIO
— Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 4/16/17 – JASMINE COOPER
http://wgnradio.com/2017/04/16/the-sunday-spin-politics-with-rick-pearson-full-show-41617/

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— McSweeney says it’s time to give Rauner the reins – Caitlin Nordahl
http://northcooknews.com/stories/511104502-mcsweeney-says-it-s-time-to-give-rauner-the-reins
— Three candidates for governor shows close ties to Madigan – Ruth de Jauregui
http://northcooknews.com/stories/511081483-three-candidates-for-governor-shows-close-ties-to-madigan

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Trump attends Easter service in Palm Beach
http://www.chroniclejournal.com/news/world/trump-attends-easter-service-at-episcopal-church/article_db148d85-54f3-5528-8007-2bdf81529c5e.html

 

FOX NEWS
— Trump blasts Tax Day protests, says ‘election is over!’ (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps are fully aware that Democrats run IRS.)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/16/trump-blasts-tax-day-protests-says-election-is-over.html

 

DAILY CALLER
— Chicago Rings In Easter With 34 People Shot – Amber Randall
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/16/chicago-rings-in-easter-with-34-people-shot/

 

NEWSMAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you promote pot in America, you promote the destruction of America.
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/john-kelly-crackdown-drugs-not-marijuana/2017/04/16/id/784636/

 

BREITBART
— How Federal Agencies Keep Americans in the Dark About Crime Statistics –  KATIE MCHUGH AND NEIL MUNRO
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/16/how-federal-agencies-keep-americans-in-the-dark-about-crime-statistics/

 

THE BLAZE
— California college students vote to make the American flag ‘optional’: ‘We don’t want the flag’ – Chris Enloe
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/04/16/california-college-students-vote-to-make-the-american-flag-optional-we-dont-want-the-flag/

 

THE HILL
— Ari Fleischer: Press biased, ‘particularly on social issues’ – JOE CONCHA  (DIERSEN: The press promotes the Democrat Party platform, the Libertarian Party platform, and the Green Party platform.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/media/329030-ari-fleischer-press-biased-particularly-on-social-issues

 

WASHINGTON POST
— ICE immigration arrests of noncriminals double under Trump – Maria Sacchetti
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/immigration-arrests-of-noncriminals-double-under-trump/2017/04/16/98a2f1e2-2096-11e7-be2a-3a1fb24d4671_story.html
— Trump asks why people are still talking about his taxes a day after protesters asked for his returns – John Wagner (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps are fully aware that Democrats run IRS.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/04/16/after-a-day-of-marches-trump-asks-why-people-are-still-talking-about-his-taxes/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s populist revolution is already over — for now.”
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-mcmanus-trump-flip-flops-20170416-story.html

April 16 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Commissioners who took Cubs’ ticket offer violated rules, county watchdog says – John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-cubs-world-series-tickets-county-commissioners-met-20170414-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— St. Charles 303 superintendent trades vacation for 3½ years of insurance – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170414/news/170419177/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Township collector: public service or ‘dinosaur’? – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170415/bernard-schoenburg-township-collector-public-service-or-dinosaur

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Normal Township board ready for culture change – Derek Beigh
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/government-and-politics/normal-township-board-ready-for-culture-change/article_f0999d97-0731-5f95-870c-0a920e81dc4c.html

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Sen. Dan McConchie floats Illinois budget without new taxes, ponders ongoing stalemate – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/04/14/sen-dan-mcconchie-floats-illinois-budget-without-new-taxes-ponders-ongoing-stalemate/a4uyyd7/

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— As tax day draws near, numbers tell real story – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2017-04-16/jim-dey-tax-day-draws-near-numbers-tell-real-story.html

 

RIVER CITIES’ READER
— Media Gives Rauner a Pass on His Tour – Rich MIller
http://www.rcreader.com/commentary/media-gives-rauner-tour-a-pass

 

WSIL TV
— VERY SAD: Tax Day demonstrators demand Trump release taxes – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35160054/tax-day-demonstrators-demand-trump-release-taxes

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote Saturday Night Live and Melissa McCarthy
http://nprillinois.org/post/melissa-mccarthys-spicey-has-easter-message-shut-so-i-can-apologize#stream/0

 

CHICAGOIST
— VERY SAD: Photos: All These People Want Trump To Release His Tax Returns
http://chicagoist.com/2017/04/16/tax_day_protest_trump_chicago.php#photo-1

 

CHICAGO PATCH
— VERY SAD: Chicago Trump Tax Protest: Marchers Do ‘Chicken Dance’ Over President’s Tax Returns  Demonstrators demanded Trump release his tax records at a rally and march Saturday that featured a 30-foot inflatable chicken. – Joe Vince
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/chicago-trump-tax-protest-marchers-do-chicken-dance-over-presidents-tax-returns

 

HOMER GLEN PATCH
— Lt. Governor Celebrates Homer Glen for Sharing Services  Homer Glen was honored by the Lt. Gov. because of the partnership between Homer Township Road District and the Village of Homer Glen. – Andrea Earnest
https://patch.com/illinois/homerglen-lockport/lt-governor-celebrates-homer-glen-sharing-services

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— City of Naperville Advisory Commission on Disabilities met Feb. 1. – Wadi Reformado  (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO in its Chicago office 1980-1997, I supervised all the office’s disabled employees at one time or another.)
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511079025-city-of-naperville-advisory-commission-on-disabilities-met-feb-1

 

DAILY CALLER
— Taking The Vote Away From White Men Isn’t A Joke In South Africa – Scott Greer  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote hatred of White men.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/15/taking-the-vote-away-from-white-men-isnt-a-joke-in-south-africa/

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— Networks Parrot Demands of Liberal Tax Day Protests; Smeared Tea Party Events Eight Years Ago – Curtis Houck
http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2017/04/15/networks-parrot-demands-liberal-tax-day-protesters-smeared-tea

 

COMMENTARY MAGAZINE
— Democrats Are Becoming All They Claim to Hate  The Democratic Party’s strategic incoherence is a risky gamble. – NOAH ROTHMAN
https://www.commentarymagazine.com/politics-ideas/liberals-democrats/democratic-party-lost-mind-mimic-gop/

 

THE HILL
— Trump frays nerves on both sides of immigration fight – RAFAEL BERNAL
http://thehill.com/latino/328853-trump-frays-nerves-on-both-sides-of-immigration-fight
— Today’s celebrity activism proves Trump’s point about crooked media – CHRISTIAN TOTO
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/media/328967-todays-celebrity-activism-only-proves-trumps-point-about-crooked
— Anti-Trump energy poses recruiting dilemma for Dems – LISA HAGEN
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/328926-anti-trump-energy-poses-recruiting-dilemma-for-dems

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: Mexican Deportees, Once Ignored Back Home, Now Find ‘Open Arms’ – ELISABETH MALKIN  (DIERSEN: Constructively, Mexico had declared war on America because it illegally sends many millions of its citizens into America illegally, because it illegally keeps many millions of its citizens in America illegally, and because it illegally sends many mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/15/world/americas/mexico-deportees-welcome.html
— Want to Resist Trump or Make America Great Again? These People Switched Careers – DAVID GELLES  (DIERSEN: To justify their forcing me to take an $18,847 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, my Democrat GAO superiors painted the transfer as being a career switch.  They ignored the fact that much of what I had done working for IRS during the almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173, was similar to what I would do working for GAO.  They ignored the fact that I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, that I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, and that I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting at DePaul. The Democrats at GAO would not have done the aforesaid if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, younger, and/or a veteran.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/13/business/want-to-resist-trump-or-make-america-great-again-these-people-switched-careers.html
— When a Potential Employer Seems Unnervingly Nosy – ROB WALKER (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and d) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/jobs/workologist-job-search.html
— President Carter, Am I a Christian? – Nicholas Kristolf  (DIERSEN: In Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes determine who is a Christian and who is not. According to them, to be a Christian, you must be a member of a Christian church, you must regularly attend services at that church, you must give lots of money to that church.  But further, according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, you must glorify and praise them, you must pander to them, and you must serve as one of their operatives or dupes.  Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes condone if not promote booze, gambling, pot, and/or other vices. They talk and act like they are churchgoers so that they can have a license to sin.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/15/opinion/sunday/president-carter-am-i-a-christian.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who want to destroy Canada push pot in Canada.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/15/opinion/sunday/canada-but-not-jeff-sessions-moves-boldly-on-marijuana.html
— What Kind of Pet Should Donald Trump Get? – ALEX BEAM  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes talk and act like they own pit bulls.  They focus on destroying individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/15/opinion/sunday/what-kind-of-pet-should-donald-trump-get.html
— FRONT PAGE: BEYOND TRAGIC: Marijuana Goes Industrial in California – THOMAS FULLER  (DIERSEN: If you want to destroy a country, state, county, township/ward, municipality, or precinct, you push pot in that country, state, county, township/ward, municipality, or precinct.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/15/us/california-marijuana-industry-agriculture.html

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/anti-trump-easter-awakening-article-1.3056807

 

WKOW
— Professor sues Wal-Mart over ‘clean toilets’ description – AP  (DIERSEN: What bad jobs have you had? If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assemble line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
http://www.wkow.com/story/35158969/professor-sues-wal-mart-over-clean-toilets-description
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Montana State University professor is suing Wal-Mart for libel after he says an employee at the Bozeman store listed his occupation on a fishing license as a “toilet cleaner.” Gilbert Kalonde, assistant professor of technology education at MSU, filed the suit this past week in Gallatin County District Court. Kalonde is seeking unspecified damages. Wal-Mart spokesman Ragan Dickens told The Associated Press: “To our knowledge an administrative process to resolve this with Dr. Kalonde is ongoing. We’ve not been served with the lawsuit, but we take the claims seriously and will respond appropriately with the court.” According to the complaint, Kalonde bought a state fishing license in April 2015, showing the Wal-Mart employee identification of his employment at MSU. But the Wal-Mart employee entered “clean toilets” into the state database as Kalonde’s occupation. The suit contends Wal-Mart exposed Kalonde to “hatred, contempt, ridicule” through the incident.)

 

THE ATLANTIC
— How American Muslims Are Trying to Take Back Their Government  With Trump in office, some people are experimenting with a new form of civic engagement: running for local office. – EMMA GREEN (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote those who they want to take over America, that is, 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.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/04/american-muslims-running-for-office/522585/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Half of Americans Will Celebrate Easter in Church  (DIERSEN: In Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes determine who is a Christian and who is not. According to them, to be a Christian, you must be a member of a Christian church, you must regularly attend services at that church, you must give lots of money to that church.  But further, according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, you must glorify and praise them, you must pander to them, and you must serve as one of their operatives or dupes.  Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes condone if not promote booze, gambling, pot, and/or other vices.  They talk and act like they are churchgoers so that they can have a license to sin.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/holidays/april_2017/half_of_americans_will_celebrate_easter_in_church

April 15 Evening Edition

NBC5
— VERY SAD: Protesters Gather in Chicago, Calling on Trump to Release Tax Returns  (DIERSEN: In 1977, in connection with Money Magazine doing a “One Person’s Finances” article on me, I gave Money Magazine copies of my 1972-1976 federal income tax returns. When Money Magazine published its 4-page article on me in its February, 1978 issue, it because clear that the Democrats at Money Magazine selected me for the article because they wanted to and because they did a) foist negative government employee stereotypes on me and b) paint my education deductions as being improper.  They described my job duties as an IRS Revenue Officer and the graduate business courses at Loyola and the graduate accounting courses at DePaul that I had deducted purposely to make it look like the courses did not relate to my job duties and they did not help me carry out my job duties. They implied that the courses qualified me for “a new trade or business” and that I took the courses to get a job in the private sector.  The Democrats at IRS disallowed all the courses notwithstanding the fact that IRS encourages its Revenue Offices to take graduate business and accounting courses and my Loyola and DePaul graduate school applications clearly showed that I wanted to take the courses to help me carry out my job duties at IRS.  I took IRS to Tax Court pro se and won a split decision.  The Democrats at Money Magazine and the Democrats at IRS would not have done the aforesaid to me if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, and/or a veteran.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/tax-march-chicago-daley-plaza-protesters-trump-419533853.html

 

CBS2
— VERY SAD: Protesters Demand Trump Release Tax Income Returns – Bob Roberts
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/04/15/protesters-demand-trump-release-tax-income-returns/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— VERY SAD: Chicago Tax Day demonstrators demand that Trump release tax returns
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/248780800-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— VERY SAD: Thousands crowd Daley Plaza for Tax Day march to demand Trump release tax returns – William Lee
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-tax-day-march-met-0416-20170416-story.html
— VERY SAD: Anti-Trump tax rally draws hundreds to downtown Naperville – Diane Moca
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-trump-tax-rally-naperville-st-0416-20170415-story.html
— VERY SAD: 16 arrested as hundreds of Trump supporters, counter-protesters clash at Berkeley rally – Paige St. John
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-berkeley-trump-rally-20170415-story.html
— TRAGIC: New gaming cafes open in Tinley Park – Bob Bong
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-stc-comings-goings-st-0420-20170420-story.html
— Hail the status quo disrupters: Mayor Emanuel, Governor Ducey — we hope many others follow suit – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-emanuel-ducey-trump-devos-education-reform-edit-0416-20170414-story.html
— Naperville taxpayers deserve an explanation for nature center flooding – Editorial  (DIERSEN: What factors increase the likelihood of your basement flooding? Factors for 915 Cove Court in Wheaton include the subdivision being built in a watershed area and a former septic field, the tremendous amount of surface and subsurface storm water that flows onto the lot during and after heavy rains, the inadequate number of storm sewer inlets in the subdivision, the disruption, obstruction, and improper connection of 6″ and 4″ subterranean drainage lines when the home was built, the pouring the foundation walls on cracked footings, the improper installation and intentional blockage of exterior foundation footing tiles, the installation of only one sump pump when there should have been two or even three or even four, the many long and wide cracks in the basement floor, and the fact that all the storm water that gets into the storm sewer system on the lot is limited to the capacity of just one 4″ pipe.  What factors decrease the likelihood of your basement flooding?  For 915 Cove Court, they include the installation of steel reinforcement rods in foundation walls, the installation of interior footing tiles, my paying $900 when the home was built in 1984 to have all nine of the home’s downspouts directly connected to Wheaton’s storm sewer system, my installing a backup sump pump, my unobstructed and properly connecting the aforesaid subterranean drainage lines to Wheaton’s storm sewer system, my paying for unobstruction (the removal of stones) from some of the exterior footing tiles, my adding hundreds of feet of French drains and many storm sewer inlets on the lot and connecting them directly to Wheaton’s storm sewer system, my properly sealing the many long and wide cracks in the basement floor, my paying for conversion to an overhead sewer system before the basement was finished in 2005, and my paying for a 20-W whole house natural gas backup electric generator for the home.  Since 1984, because of Wheaton’s failure/refusal to assure that building codes were enforced when the subdivision was constructed and 915 Cove Court was built, I have been forced to spend many thousands of dollars and many hundreds of hours of my labor to stop basement flooding.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-editorial-knoch-flood-naperville-st-0416-20170414-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— VERY SAD: Daley Plaza protesters demand that Trump release his tax returns – Matthew Hendrickson
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/protesters-want-trump-to-release-tax-returns/
— Rahm’s private email still being filled by fans, foes, citizens – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: If you are an elected official and you publicly insult one of your constituents, you are publicly asking that constituent to hit your employer with an FOIA request.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rahms-private-email-still-being-filled-by-fans-foes-citizens/
— Parade of police abuse settlement continues — with $1M more – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: How much money in police abuse settlements do your municipality, your county, and Illinois pay out each year?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/parade-of-police-abuse-settlement-continues-with-1m-more/

 

DNA INFO
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Murders Up 50 Percent In Chicago So Far Compared To Past Years – Kelly Bauer
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170414/downtown/murders-up-50-percent-chicago-so-far-compared-past-years

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Pro-Trump, anti-Trump protesters clash in Berkeley, California  Fireworks thrown, pepper spray used at crowds – RALPH ELLIS AND TONY MARCO
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/protrump-antitrump-protesters-clash-in-berkeley-calif/692542949
— Protesters around country call for Trump to release tax returns  More than 180 marches planned across 48 states – JACKIE WATTLES
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/tax-march-protesters-demand-trumps-tax-returns/692499335
— Trump campaign raking in money for 2020, disclosures show  Tens of millions already raised – EUGENE SCOTT
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-campaign-raking-in-money-for-2020-disclosures-show/692528170

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOICRAT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: TRAGIC: Pot promoters promote doctors who promote pot.
http://www.bnd.com/latest-news/article144802714.html

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Ever downward  Failing to decide about how to fix our sorry state is deciding to fail. – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2017-04-14/ever-downward.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT & BELOIT DAILY NEWS
— TAX DAY DEMONSTRATORS DEMAND THAT TRUMP RELEASE TAX RETURNS – AP
http://www.bnd.com/news/business/article144802219.html
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170415/AP/304159916

 

CIVIC FEDERATION
— Transform Illinois Coalition Pushes Ahead on Government Consolidation
https://www.civicfed.org/civic-federation/blog/transform-illinois-coalition-pushes-ahead-government-consolidation

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Illinoisans pay more than 2 percent of home’s value in property taxes – Brendan Bakala  (DIERSEN: 2015 property taxes ($11,059) that I paid last year for 915 Cove Court in Wheaton were 2.6% of the home’s market value ($434,280) as determined by the assessor.  According to the assessor, the home’s value increased $20,940 or 4.8% last year.  It would be interesting to see what my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would do if my wife and I listed the home for sale.  Would they stress the home’s positives to get someone to buy it right away to get rid of me or would they stress the home’s negatives to discourage/reduce/stop any potential offers to punish me?)
http://ilnews.org/news/economy/illinoisans-pay-more-than-percent-of-home-s-value-in/article_58d3b194-2142-11e7-9ea0-33bab8a54588.html

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Orland Park Public Library Intends to Waste $6,700 on Conferences for Staffers – Kevin duJan
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/04/orland-park-public-library-intends-to-waste-6700-on-conferences-for-staffers/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— AMAZON RECEIVED MORE THAN $112 MILLION IN EDGE TAX CREDITS IN 2016 – Brendan Bakala
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/amazon-received-more-than-112-million-in-edge-tax-credits-in-2016/
— 15 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS COUNTIES DROP IN POPULATION – Joe Kaiser
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/15-southern-illinois-counties-drop-in-population/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SENATOR KYLE MCCARTER OP-ED: “TAXPAYER BARGAIN” BUDGET PUTS TAXPAYERS FIRST
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/04/taxpayer-bargain-budget-puts-taxpayers-first.html

 

FOX NEWS
— Tax March turns into demand for Trump’s IRS filings; 13 reported arrests
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/15/tax-march-turns-into-demand-for-trumps-irs-filings-nine-reported-arrests.html

 

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— SINCE WHEN DID TRUMP START EMBRACING OBAMACARE’S ILLEGAL SUBSIDIES? – Daniel Horowitz
https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2017/04/since-when-did-trump-start-embracing-obamacares-illegal-subsidies

 

HOT AIR
— Wellesley student editorial: “Hostility may be warranted” towards those who embrace “hate speech” after reeducation  (DIERSEN: According to the hate-filled anti-Trumps, any speech that is not anti-Trump is hate speech.)
http://hotair.com/archives/2017/04/14/wellesley-student-editorial-hostility-may-be-warranted-towards-those-who-embrace-hate-speech-after-reeducation/

 

THE HILL
— Brace yourself, federal employees: ‘Reductions in Force’ are coming – DEBRA D’AGOSTINO  (DIERSEN: All during the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO in its Chicago office 1980-1997, the agency was under threats of Republican-led budget cuts and suffered Republican-led budget cuts.  Consequently, because I was one of GAO’s few remaining Republican employees, my Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates were full of hatred against me and took their hatred of Republicans out against me.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/lawmaker-news/328899-brace-yourself-federal-employees-the-reductions-in-force-are

 

WASHINGTON POST
— JANESVILLE: AN AMERICAN STORY  When the nation’s oldest operating General Motors plant closes, residents emerge from the Great Recession into an uncertain future. – Amy Goldstein  (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who are filled with hatred of a) General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, b) those who own/owned General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler vehicles, c) unions, and d) past, present, and future union members?  I should write a book about the aforesaid haters; they bring disgrace to the Republican Party.)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2017/04/15/janesville/
— Interest in where and when Trump may attend church services – AP  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton and in Glen Ellyn hint/imply/argue/shout that a) they dominate, if run, all the churches in Wheaton and in Glen Ellyn and b) that I am a religious hypocrite because I am not a member of any church, because I do not attend church services, because I do not give money to a church, and because I put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out every Sunday morning.  They hint/imply/argue/shout that they could and that they would stop me from a) giving money to any church, b) attending services at a church, or c) becoming a member of any church. Figuratively, if not literally, they have condemned me to HELL.  Beyond hypocritically, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton and in Glen Ellyn condone if not promote booze, gambling, pot, and/or other vices.  They talk and act like they are religious so that they can have license to sin.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/at-easter-trump-has-yet-to-find-a-church-home-in-dc/2017/04/15/fdd72e06-21a5-11e7-bb59-a74ccaf1d02f_story.html
— Trump doesn’t know much about history. It’s making his on-the-job training harder. – James Hohmann  (DIERSEN: What do you know much about?  I know much about auditing.  I worked for GAO for almost 18 years 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $94,610-$122,991. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173.  I became a Forensic Accountant in 1997, a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a licensed CPA in 1981, a Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and a CPA in 1979.  I earned a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/04/14/daily-202-trump-doesn-t-know-much-about-history-it-s-making-his-on-the-job-training-harder/58f06ba2e9b69b3a72331e84/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: New federal civil rights enforcement hire has previously said she’s against affirmative action – Joy Resmovits  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-essential-education-updates-southern-report-key-devos-hire-1492199901-htmlstory.html

 

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote Islam, anti-Trumps make it clear that they will get rid of you.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/04/15/tough-times-deeper-faith/100491902/

April 15 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— On state tour, Rauner reiterates his agenda as Democrats line up to unseat him – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-statewide-tour-met-0416-20170414-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps call for thousands to march in the Loop to call for Trump’s tax returns.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-tax-day-preview-met-20170414-story.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Pope feels world’s shame for treatment of immigrants. – AP  (DIERSEN: Why isn’t the Pope condemning the leaders of those countries (especially Mexico) that immigrants flee?  Why isn’t the Pope calling for the citizens of those countries (including Mexico) to stay and oust their leaders?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-bc-eu-rel–vatican-good-friday-20170414-story.html

 

CHICAHO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps call for thousands to march in the Loop to call for Trump’s tax returns.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/thousands-expected-at-loop-march-calling-for-trumps-tax-returns/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF PATEL: Tax mix-up could cost newly elected District 25 board member – Jake Griffin and Placek  (DIERSEN: Since 1978, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton have demonized, denigrated, and condemned my wife and I for not paying more real estate taxes on 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton 1978-1984 and 915 Cove Court in Wheaton 1984-present. They hint/imply/argue/shout that because we gave up trying to have children, because we did not adopt, and because we did not become foster parents, we are nasty selfish filthy rich DINKs (dual income, no kids) and even worse things, and therefore, we can and we should pay more real estate taxes.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170414/news/170419281/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A property tax mix-up involving new Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 board member Anisha Patel’s home resulted in her family saving more than $12,000 by paying taxes to the wrong school district since at least 2008. A Daily Herald analysis of property tax records shows the Patel family paid about $44,000 in taxes to Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 since 2008 but should have paid closer to $56,000 during that time to District 25. Researchers at Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office discovered Patel’s home was wrongly listed within District 59’s taxing boundaries even though Patel sends her children to schools in District 25. The mistake came to light after Patel won election to the District 25 board April 4. Patel and owners of two neighboring homes — and ultimately their property tax bills — are affected by the revelation.)

 

WSIL TV
— Cutting Trump slack: Voters forgive reversals to a point – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35153554/cutting-trump-slack-voters-forgive-reversals-to-a-point

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Who’s unsafe on campus? – Michelle Malkin
http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/national/michelle-malkin-who-s-unsafe-on-campus/article_909eccd9-3e10-5202-a530-f9ad762de646.html

 

TIMES
— Kinzinger aligns self with Trump – David Giuliani
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/kinzinger-aligns-self-with-trump/article_ca317ca2-581c-56f7-a5ae-df0c9958f9c9.html

 

FOX NEWS
— Want to improve your life? Be more like President Trump (Not kidding!) – Keith Ablow
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/04/14/trumping-your-life.html

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— SESSIONS ‘WILL EVALUATE’ REQUEST TO PROBE IRS BOSS  GOP lawmakers charge Lois Lerner criminally targeted tea party – ART MOORE
http://www.wnd.com/2017/04/sessions-will-evaluate-request-to-probe-irs-boss/

 

TOWNHALL
— The 7 Worst Liberal Attacks on Donald Trump’s Family – John Hawkins  (DIERSEN: Democrats are nasty. Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means. Democrats are disciples of Saul Alinsky. Democrats are full of hatred.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2017/04/15/the-7-worst-liberal-attacks-on-donald-trumps-family-n2313730

 

NEWSMAX
— Rep. Steve King: ‘Very Disappointed’ With Trump on Illegal Immigration – Cathy Burke
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/steve-king-disappointed-trump-immigration/2017/04/14/id/784500/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Jeff Sessions Doubles Down On Trump’s Campaign Promises – Alex Pfeiffer (DIERSEN: Trump promised to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/14/jeff-sessions-doubles-down-on-trumps-campaign-promises/
— Universities ‘Weed Out’ Right-Wing Scholars, Says Report – David Krayden (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Those Democrats weed out federal employees who are Republican like I am, and especially those who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran like I am.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/14/universities-weed-out-right-wing-scholars-says-report/

 

BREITBART
— Beck: Trump Has No ‘Core,’ Another Republican ‘Who Said Stuff and Didn’t Mean It’ – PAM KEY
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/04/14/beck-trump-has-no-core-another-republican-who-said-stuff-and-didnt-mean-it/

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Hiring Anti-Trump Conservative Is Part Of New York Times’ Effort To Expand Opinion – Michael Calderone, Nick Baumann  (DIERSEN: Trump has promised to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bret-stephens-new-york-times_us_58f12c80e4b0b9e9848bed3e

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: White House to Keep Its Visitor Logs Secret – JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS  (DIERSEN: Who visits your critics/opponents?  What do those visitors say about you?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/us/politics/visitor-log-white-house-trump.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: The Outsize Influence of Wealthy Donors – Paul Sullivan  (DIERSEN: My critic/opponents are very wealthy and they have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. Their operatives and their dupes talk and act like they have been promised lots of money, new homes, new cars, sweetheart jobs, sweetheart contracts, favorable legislation, etc. if they succeed in a) stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) getting me to resign as a Republican Precinct Committeeman. Previously, they succeeded in ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, service as the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership, GAO employment, etc.  In 1989, they might have succeeded in getting GAO to get rid of me if Congressman Henry Hyde had not intervened.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/your-money/wealth-matters-philanthropy-david-callahan.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote hatred of men.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/opinion/fearless-girl-doesnt-need-any-bull.html
— O’Reilly’s Behavior Said to Have Helped Drive Megyn Kelly Out at Fox – EMILY STEEL and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT  (DIERSEN: If you oppose reverse discrimination and/or age discrimination, sooner or later, Democrats and RINOs will blame you for all the problems that minorities, women, younger people, etc. have had, are having, and will have.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/business/media/oreilly-behavior-megyn-kelly-fox.html
— A Baby or Your Money Back: All About Fertility Clinic Package Deals – RON LIEBER (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates and others who demonize, denigrate, and condemn my wife and I because we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/your-money/baby-fertility-clinic-package-deals.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— As Trump and Texas crack down on illegal immigration, Austin rebels – Jenny Jarvie  (DIERSEN: If/when Democrats start another Civil War like they did in 1861, they will be defeated again just like they were defeated in 1865. Democrats use illegals today like they used slaves in the past.)
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-immigration-austin-20170414-story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump White House Won’t Reveal Log of Visitors, in Break From Obama Policy – Rebecca Ballhaus  (DIERSEN: Who visits your critics/opponents?  What do those visitors say about you?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-white-house-wont-reveal-log-of-visitors-in-break-from-obama-policy-1492198189

 

USA TODAY
— President Trump, Republicans get jump on 2020 White House race – Fredreka Schouten
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/04/14/president-trump-republicans-raise-money-for-2020-election/100488848/
— The President Trump effect? Democrats see early fundraising surge – Fredreka Schouten
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/04/14/donald-trump-presidency-fuels-democratic-fundraising/100477800/

 

PORTLAND PRESS HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats work hard to unite Jews and Muslims against Republicans.
http://www.pressherald.com/2017/04/15/reflections-jews-muslims-come-together-in-u-s/

 

THE ROOT
— Yes, You Can Measure White Privilege – Michael Harriot  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, that is, reverse discrimination and age discrimination.  They have always blamed me for problems that Blacks have. Since 1966 they have hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://www.theroot.com/yes-you-can-measure-white-privilege-1794303451

April 14 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pritzker pours $7 million of fortune into Democratic governor bid – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-campaign-fund-met-0415-20170414-story.html
— DuPage looks at video gambling in unincorporated areas – Gary Gibula  (DIERSEN: At DuPage County’s April 11, 2017 board meeting, four spoke in favor keeping ban on video gambling: Anita Bedell, Kathy Gilroy, Bill Bryan, and myself.  In addition, I urged the board to pass a resolution in opposition to legalizing the sale of marijuana in Illinois for recreational use – SB 316 and HB 2353.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-dupage-video-gamblng-st-0417-20170414-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But others who are opposed to repealing the video gambling ban also addressed the board. “This DuPage County Board set an important precedent for the rest of the state,” Villa Park resident Kathy Gilroy said. “It has been almost eight years since that important decision. What has changed to bring the issue before this board again?”)
— Democratic governor candidate Biss releases tax returns – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-daniel-biss-tax-returns-story.html
— Stakes are high for workers, businesses as Illinois considers minimum wage hike – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-illinois-minimum-wage-hike-0416-biz-20170414-story.html
— 2 Illinois lawmakers among 312 state employees who haven’t filed 2014 tax returns – Ray Long
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-illinois-workers-late-tax-returns-met-20170414-story.html
— Naperville mayor admits city ‘could’ve done better’ telling public of fatal crash – Bill Bird
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/crime/ct-nvs-naperville-mayor-information-lacking-st-0416-20170414-story.html
— DuPage syphilis cases up 425%, chlamydia up 226% since 2005, statistics show – Erin Hegarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-sexual-transmitted-disease-numbers-st-0416-20170414-story.html
— Why don’t voters care about local elections? – Joanne Zienty, Wheaton
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/ct-why-don-t-voters-care-about-local-elections-20170414-story.html
— Naperville student pressure to succeed a real thing, graduates and parents say – Suzanne Baker  (DIERSEN: When you were in grade school and in high school, how many thought that you were “college material?”  Few thought that I was because neither of my parents attended college, my father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, my mother never attended high school, and I washed dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights during my junior and senior years in high school.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-203-petition-reaction-st-0416-20170414-story.html
— ‘It was the worst semester of my life’: Naperville students confide about anxiety, academic pressure – Suzanne Baker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-203-petition-reaction-st-0416-20170414-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they want Republicans to pay for everyone’s health care.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-foster-healthcare-forum-st-0416-20170414-story.html
— Waukegan candidates raised ‘big-money’ in mayoral race – Luke Hammill
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-big-money-waukegan-race-st-0414-20170414-story.html
— Hail the status quo disrupters: Mayor Emanuel, Governor Ducey — we hope many others follow suit – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-emanuel-ducey-trump-devos-education-reform-edit-0416-20170414-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Soon, if not already, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, you will barred from getting an education, barred from getting a job, and even worse things.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/careers/ijustworkhere/ct-huppke-work-advice-0416-biz-20170413-column.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Gov. Rauner plans to veto abortion-protection, ‘trigger’ bill – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/gov-rauner-plans-to-veto-abortion-protection-trigger-bill/
— J.B. Pritzker adds $7M to campaign fund, topping Dem gov rivals – Tina Sfondeles – Ray Long
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/pritzker-adds-7m-to-campaign-war-chest-topping-dem-rivals/
— Rahm’s private email still being filled by fans, foes, citizens – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rahms-private-email-still-being-filled-by-fans-foes-citizens/
— Chicago could lose its EPA regional office – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sneed-exclusive-city-could-lose-its-epa-regional-office/
— Trump and Sessions — where rhetoric and deportations meet – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/trump-and-sessions-where-rhetoric-and-deportations-meet/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump at odds with most Americans on immigration.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/trump-at-odds-with-most-americans-on-immigration/
— Even for college grads, marriage is linked to greater wealth – Mona Charen  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes were furious when I got married in 1978, and they continue to be furious that we have stayed married ever since.  Virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have never been married, are divorced, have spouses who have little or no income, and/or are they are having marital problems.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/even-for-college-grads-marriage-is-linked-to-greater-wealth/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Preservationists: Time needed to save McKee House – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170414/news/170419187/
— DuPage County awards $1 million in grants to nonprofit groups – Robert Sanchez  (DIERSEN: If you work for the federal government, you will be expected, if not pressured, to contribute to the Combined Federal Campaign (https://www.opm.gov/combined-federal-campaign/) or CFC. You should be aware that sooner or later, your Democrat superiors will know each year how much you contributed and which nonprofit agency or agencies that you designated your contribution to go to. You will be in big trouble if your contribution is not big enough and/or if the agency or agencies that you designated do not promote the Democrat Party platform.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170414/news/170419259/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Kinzinger, Club for Growth square off in latest GOP feud – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170414/BLOGS02/170419909/congressman-club-for-growth-square-off-in-latest-gop-feud
— Chicago business could win either way in 2018, so why are its leaders anxious? – JOE CAHILL
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170414/ISSUE10/170419916/chicago-business-could-win-either-way-in-2018-so-why-are-its-leaders
— Want to help Chicago teens? Teach them finance. – ALEC LITOWITZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170411/OPINION/170419966/magnetar-academy-teaching-chicago-teens-personal-finance
— Pritzker donates $7 million to his campaign – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170414/BLOGS02/170419893/pritzker-donates-7-million-to-his-campaign

 

NBC5
— Naperville North Puts Too Much Pressure on Students to Succeed, Petition Says  The Change.org petition, titled “The Naperville North Pressure Culture Must Change” had 1,240 signatures as of Friday afternoon  (DIERSEN: When you were in grade school and in high school, how many thought that you were “college material?”  Few thought that I was because neither of my parents attended college, my father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, my mother never attended high school, and I washed dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights during my junior and senior years in high school and the summer in between.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Naperville-North-Puts-Too-Much-Pressure-on-Students-to-Succeed-Student-Petition-Says-419497753.html

 

WBEZ
— Gov. Bruce Rauner: House Democrats, Special Interests Responsible For Failure Of Grand Bargain
https://www.wbez.org/shows/morning-shift/gov-bruce-rauner-house-democrats-special-interests-responsible-for-failure-of-grand-bargain/73f819d5-44a1-42c1-85a8-3b27a67607f0

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Massive Drug Bust and Gun Seizure in Urbana
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/massive-drug-bust-and-gun-seizure-in-urbana-04-14-2017

 

OUR QUAD CITIES
— Group of IL GOP lawmakers says Mendoza needs to pay up – Mike Colon
http://www.ourquadcities.com/news/group-of-il-gop-lawmakers-says-mendoza-needs-to-pay-up/692225985

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Rauner should be talking with lawmakers, not campaigning – Editorial
http://herald-review.com/news/opinion/editorial/our-opinion-rauner-should-be-talking-with-lawmakers-not-campaigning/article_ae6323e6-031a-5ac7-9dc4-aa1c159d83c6.html

 

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Rauner opposition to wage increase reflects desire for cheap labor economy  (DIERSEN: Are/were you accused of being overpaid?  My critics/opponents have always accused me of being overpaid. 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://thetelegraph.com/news/100217/rauner-opposition-to-wage-increase-reflects-desire-for-cheap-labor-economy

 

CITY OF CHICAGO
— Mayor Emanuel Reaffirms City of Chicago’s Ban on Travel to North Carolina Due to Discriminatory Law (DIERSEN: I should write a book about mayors and other elected officials, activists, candidates, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who ban me a) because I oppose the promotion of the following: dependency on government and charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, diminishment of First and Second Amendment rights, etc. and/or b) because they disapprove of my demographics: Trump supporter, baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, old (68), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, ancestors have been in America since the 1840s, retired federal employee, child-less, pet-less, etc.)
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/mayor/press_room/press_releases/2017/april/NC_Travel_Ban.html

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Public finance expert: Pension costs ‘squeeze governments’ – Justin Stoltzfus
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511104231-public-finance-expert-pension-costs-squeeze-governments

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Connelly explains collapse of ‘grand bargain’ – Caitlin Nordahl
http://willcountygazette.com/stories/511104503-connelly-explains-collapse-of-grand-bargain

 

SANGAMON SUN
— GOP says AG Madigan puts pols over people – Carol Ostrow
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511100745-gop-says-ag-madigan-puts-pols-over-people

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Illinois democracy is an empty shell – Austin Berg
http://ilnews.org/opinion/berg-illinois-democracy-is-an-empty-shell/article_b5a92fde-1f8f-11e7-9e8c-7f8a8e7cf720.html

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR TAX HIKES WILL ONLY EXACERBATE ILLINOIS’ WEAK ECONOMIC ACTIVITY – Ted Dabrowski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/multibillion-dollar-tax-hikes-will-only-exacerbate-illinois-weak-economic-activity/
— AFTER MASS LAYOFFS, A CHILLING LOOK BACK AT CAT’S PLEA FOR REFORMS – Austin Berg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/after-mass-layoffs-a-chilling-look-back-at-cats-plea-for-reforms/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RAUNER TO VETO ABORTION BILL FACING VOTE ON HOUSE FLOOR
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/04/taxpayer-abortion-funding-up-to-governor-says-state-rep-mcsweeney.html
— TRUMP SIGNS INTO LAW FIRST FEDERAL PROLIFE MEASURE IN 14 YEARS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/04/first-prolife-ill-signed-in-14-years.html
— ROSKAM CALLS FOR DOJ TO REVISIT LOIS LERNER CASE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/04/lois-lerner-revisited.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner opposes abortion bill
https://capitolfax.com/2017/04/14/rauner-opposes-abortion-bill/
— Kinzinger wants ad pulled, insists he’s with Trump on “repeal and replace”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/04/14/kinzinger-wants-ad-pulled-insists-hes-with-trump-on-repeal-and-replace/
— Republicans ding Pritzker on Madigan yet again
https://capitolfax.com/2017/04/14/republicans-ding-pritzker-on-madigan-yet-again/
— “Big drug dealer” or damaged veteran in dire need of a break?  (DIERSEN: Did you avoid the draft?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that if I had not have avoided the draft, I never would have been able to a) earn a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21, 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, or a job-related professional license when I was 33; b) buy new cars; c) buy real estate, d) get married; e) buy collector cars; f) save for retirement; g) etc.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/04/14/big-drug-dealer-or-damaged-veteran-in-dire-need-of-a-break/
— Where would the Democratic candidates cut?  (DIERSEN: First, they would cut all non-Democrat employees, and then they would cut all employees who had not demonstrated blind loyalty to them.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/04/14/where-would-the-democratic-candidates-cut/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— CONGRESSMAN STEVE KING RIPS TRUMP FOR INACTION ON AMNESTY  Vowed to ‘immediately terminate’ Obama orders during campaign
http://www.wnd.com/2017/04/congressman-rips-trump-for-inaction-on-amnesty/

 

BREITBART
— Huffington Post: ‘Could It Be Time to Deny White Men the Franchise?’ OLIVER JJ LANE
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/04/14/huffington-post-could-it-be-time-to-deny-white-men-the-franchise/

 

THE BLAZE
— Glenn Beck: Trump has abandoned a lot of people – Sara Gonzales  (DIERSEN: Which activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. have abandoned you?  My critics/opponents glorify and praise the aforesaid who have abandoned me, and especially those who are/were TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and/or American Association of Political Consultants members.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/04/14/glenn-beck-trump-has-abandoned-a-lot-of-people/

 

POLITICO
— White House says it won’t make visitor logs public – JOSH DAWSEY  (DIERSEN: Who disapproves of you?  Who visits those who disapprove of you?  Those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who disapprove of my values and/or of my demographics have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.  Who visits them?)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/white-house-says-it-wont-make-visitor-logs-public-237235

 

THE HILL
— Surprise! Now the establishment is praising Trump – JORDAN FABIAN AND JONATHAN EASLEY
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/328916-surprise-now-the-establishment-is-praising-trump
— Nationwide marches set to protest Trump tax returns – NAOMI JAGODA (DIERSEN: Democrats run IRS.)
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/328863-nationwide-marches-set-to-protest-trump-tax-returns
— Glenn Beck: Trump ‘another Republican who said stuff and didn’t mean it’ – JOE CONCHA
http://thehill.com/media/328804-glenn-beck-trump-another-republican-who-said-stuff-and-didnt-mean-it

 

CNBC
— Over 550 Amazon Employees Are Pressuring Leadership To Cut Advertising Ties With Breitbart – Charlie Warzel (DIERSEN: What percent of Amazon employees 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.cnbc.com/2017/04/13/amazon-employees-pushing-to-cut-advertising-ties-with-breitbart.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— How $100 of Your Taxes Are Spent: 8 Cents on National Parks and $15 on Medicare  Half of all spending goes for Social Security benefits and health programs such as Medicare and Medicaid – Laura Saunders
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-100-of-your-taxes-are-spent-8-cents-on-national-parks-and-15-on-medicare-1492175921

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Rauner Opposes Bill Allowing Taxpayer-Funded Abortions  Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is opposing legislation that would allow the state to cover abortions for its employees and Medicaid recipients. – AP
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2017-04-14/rauner-opposes-bill-allowing-taxpayer-funded-abortions

 

DAILY MAIL
— Unemployed people are at higher risk of having a stroke due to the stress of not having an income – STEPHEN MATTHEWS  (DIERSEN: Are/were you unemployed?  I have been unemployed since 1997 when I was 49 years old.  However, I have had in today’s dollars a $50,856/year pension since 1997 and $2,028/year Social Security since 2010.)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4411616/Unemployed-people-higher-risk-having-stroke.html

 

MIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Betsy DeVos’ pick for civil rights office Candice E. Jackson has an outstanding record on civil rights.
https://mic.com/articles/174237/betsy-de-vos-pick-for-civil-rights-office-has-a-terrible-record-on-civil-rights

April 14 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker goes progressively lower in governor bid – Dan Mihalopoulos  (DIERSEN: Who do your critics/opponents meet with?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mihalopoulos-pritzker-goes-progressively-lower-in-governor-bid/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote gender confusion.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/vital-and-accurate-records-for-transgender-people/
— Municipal ID advances, despite opposition – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: What percent of those who want a municipal ID are in America illegally – 98%, 99%, 100%?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/municipal-id-advances-despite-opposition/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN THE NAPERVILLE SUN: Massive heroin smuggling ring had Naperville, St. Charles warehouses: officials – Bill Bird
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/crime/ct-nvs-naperville-heroin-cartel-arrests-st-0414-20170412-story.html
— McDonald’s CEO Easterbrook sees pay package nearly double to $15.4 million – Samantha Bomkamp  (DIERSEN: How long did take for your pay to double? It took 8 years for me at IRS, in today’s dollars, from $44,853 (GS-7 Step 1) in 1971 to $90,173 (GS-12 Step 5) in 1979. During my almost 18 years at GAO 1980-1997, in today’s dollars, my pay increased from $71,326 (GS-9 Step 10) to $122,991 (GS-13 Step 10) or 72%.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-mcdonalds-executive-pay-0414-biz-20170413-story.html
— Federal judge to hear arguments against Trump’s sanctuary city defunding order – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-trump-sanctuary-city-order-20170414-story.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— United pilots send message of frustration – JOHN PLETZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170413/NEWS10/170419915
— Easterbrook’s pay doubles at McDonald’s (FROM $7.9 MILLION to $15.4 MILLION) – PETER FROST  (DIERSEN: How long did take for your pay to double? It took 8 years for me at IRS, in today’s dollars, from $44,853 (GS-7 Step 1) in 1971 to $90,173 (GS-12 Step 5) in 1979. During my almost 18 years at GAO 1980-1997, in today’s dollars, my pay increased from $71,326 (GS-9 Step 10) to $122,991 (GS-13 Step 10) or 72%.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170413/NEWS07/170419922/easterbrooks-pay-doubles-at-mcdonalds
— Suburban Chicago gains from state tourism marketing, too – Beth Marchetti
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170414/OPINION/170419918

 

DAILY HERALD
— Canada introduces legislation to legalize marijuana – AP (DIERSEN: If you promote pot in Canada, you promote the destruction of Canada.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170413/news/304139869/
— As campaign swallows budget crisis, lawmakers must step up – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170413/discuss/170419347/

 

WBEZ
— 25 Percent Of Illinois School Districts Are Borrowing To Pay Bills – Linda Lutton
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/25-percent-of-illinois-school-districts-are-borrowing-to-pay-bills/599cb2df-5bd0-44e1-9f2f-3636fa5bc002

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Lawmakers Launch Weed Legalization Effort – Cole Lauterbach  (DIERSEN: If you promote pot in Illinois, you promote the destruction of Illinois.  The 750,000 in Illinois in Illinois who “admit to smoking marijuana” either are wards of the state or will be soon.  Pot destroys you and everyone around you.)
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=241493#.WPCjCBFSRZI
(FROM THE ARTICLE: David Smith from the Illinois Family Institute claims there are too many problems associated with recreational use. “The consequences of marijuana in the culture, the distracted driving, the workplace accidents, the schizophrenic episodes are not worth the consequences,” he said. “Then you’ve got addictions, you’ve got overdoses, you’ve got kids being hurt. There are all kinds of reasons to oppose marijuana.” Steans said 750,000 people admit to smoking marijuana in Illinois.)

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— What is the governor’s end-game? – Ralph Martire
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170413/ralph-martire-what-is-governors-end-game

 

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Former members of Congress interact with students, answer questions about political process – Madeleine Fernando  (DIERSEN: What if your constituents hate individuals, hate organizations, hate companies, hate governments, and hate 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 longer than their ancestors?)
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2017/04/13/campus/former-members-of-congress-interact-with-students-answer-questions-about-political-process/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In contrast, Bailey said he made decisions always with his constituents in mind. As a representative, there is an obligation to serve the interests of the people, he said. Even though some decisions went against his personal beliefs, “sometimes you just have to grin and bear it,” he said.)

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Biss releases tax returns, calls on others to do the same
https://capitolfax.com/2017/04/14/biss-releases-tax-returns-calls-on-others-to-do-the-same/

 

BREITBART
— Facebook to Stop ‘Fake News’ Same Way as ‘Click-Bait’ via Algorithm – CHARLIE NASH
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/04/13/facebook-to-stop-fake-news-same-way-as-click-bait-via-algorithm/

 

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— TRUMP FLATTENS ISIS TERROR COMPLEX  The Mother of All Bombs takes out a terrorist stronghold. – Matthew Vadum
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/266414/trump-flattens-isis-terror-complex-matthew-vadum

 

COLLEGE FIX
— Universities require scholars pledge commitment to diversity – KATE HARDIMAN  (DIERSEN: Diversity is code for getting 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://www.thecollegefix.com/post/32136/

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Roger Stone: Steve Bannon Is “Alone” In The West Wing “Surrounded” By “Globalists” – Tim Hains  (DIERSEN: Often, I have been “alone” and “surrounded” by people who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or 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.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/04/13/roger_stone_steve_bannon_is_alone_surrounded_in_the_west_wing.html

 

ROLL CALL
— King: Trump’s Base Getting Uneasy Over Immigration  Iowa conservative says voters worried there hasn’t been action on Obama deferments – Eric Garcia
http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/king-says-trumps-base-getting-uneasy

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Democrats In Illinois Just Unseated A Whole Bunch Of Republicans  They’re local races, but they fit with an emerging trend that could mean big trouble for the GOP in 2018. – Jennifer Bendery  (DIERSEN: Those who are anti-Trump vote for Democrats. What do you say to those who believe that Rauner is anti-Trump?)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/democrats-grassroots-trump-elections_us_58efd21de4b0bb9638e270c1
— When Aging is an Obstacle on your Job Hunt – Dr. Ludy Green  (DIERSEN: Non-veteran White males who are seeking a job with the federal government should be advised that with only rare exceptions, a) the longer that you are a federal employee, the less likely that private sector employers will hire you and b) your career in the federal government 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.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/when-aging-is-an-obstacle-on-your-job-hunt_us_58ef74dde4b0156697224cb0

 

CBS NEWS
— Secret Service costs for Trump family protection continue to mount – Reuters
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/secret-service-costs-for-trump-family-protection-continue-to-mount/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Government Accountability Office has begun work on a report that will look at the cost to taxpayers of travel by President Trump’s family. President Trump’s trips on Air Force One to Mar-a-Lago have cost taxpayers an estimated $700,000 for each round trip. CBS News has estimated, based on a previous Government Accountability Office report, that each presidential trip to Mar-a-Lago costs about $3 million. One purchase order reviewed by CBS News shows the US Secret Service has spent $35,185 on golf cart rentals “for POTUS visit” in Palm Beach County, Florida since the President’s inauguration. Another purchase order showed a charge of $64,000 for “Elevator services- Trump Tower” in December 2016.  A Secret Service official told CBS News that “elevator inspection is one of many protective operational measures utilized by the Secret Service.”)

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trudeau Unveils Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Canada – IAN AUSTEN  (DIERSEN: If you promote pot in Canada, you promote the destruction of Canada.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/13/world/canada/trudeau-marijuana.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Lawyer for Man Dragged From Plane Denounces ‘Culture of Disrespect’ – Mitch Smith  (DIERSEN: Who promotes disrespect in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  I should write a book about those in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who promote disrespect 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 longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/13/us/united-passenger-david-dao-chicago.html
— The Point of Hate – ANNA FELS  (DIERSEN: Who promotes hatred in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  I should write a book about those in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who promote hatred 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 longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/opinion/the-point-of-hate.html
— Filing Taxes in Japan Is a Breeze. Why Not Here? – T.R. REID
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/opinion/filing-taxes-in-japan-is-a-breeze-why-not-here.html
— Auditing the Auditors – Editorial (DIERSEN: What do you know about auditing? I worked for GAO for almost 18 years 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $94,610-$122,991. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,653-$90,173.  I became a Forensic Accountant in 1997, a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a licensed CPA in 1981, a Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and a CPA in 1979. I earned a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/opinion/auditing-the-auditors.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An Anti-Trump says “Donald Trump Is Just George W. Bush But Racist.”
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/04/donald-trump-is-just-george-w-bush-but-racist.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats ask GAO to examine tax-credit programs as Trump pushes public dollars for private schools – Emma Brown
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2017/04/14/democrats-ask-gao-to-examine-tax-credit-programs-as-trump-pushes-public-dollars-for-private-schools/

 

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Canada announces legislation to legalize marijuana – Adam Kovac (DIERSEN: If you promote pot in Canada, you promote the destruction of Canada.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/04/13/canada-legalization-marijuana-justin-trudeau/100416428/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘You’re Fired,’ Trump Should Tell Richard Cordray  Under a dubious statute, the CFPB head can be dismissed only for cause—but there’s plenty of it. – David B. Rivkin Jr. and  Andrew M. Grossman  (DIERSEN: Who wants/wanted you to be fired?  I should write a book about those who want me to be fired as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor and as a Republican Precinct Committeeman.  I should write a book about those who succeeded in getting me fired as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, a GAO employee, a Post Office employee, etc.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/youre-fired-trump-should-tell-richard-cordray-1492124207
— Trump’s Promise to Veterans  Corruption at the VA isn’t punished, while the Pentagon claws back signing bonuses. – Rebecca Burgess  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout a) that I owe a tremendous debt to all veterans because I avoided the draft, b) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a veteran in 1966, c) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job, d) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a veteran in 1971, e) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted veterans in 1972, 1973, and 1974, f) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a veteran in 1980, g) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a veteran in 1986, and h) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-promise-to-veterans-1492123100
— In Rush for New Agents, Border Patrol Weighs Changing Polygraph Program  Agency to test new exam and other changes to make hiring easier – Dan Frosch and Laura Meckler (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-rush-for-new-agents-border-patrol-weighs-changing-polygraph-program-1492084802

 

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
— Hedgecock suit says sidewalk fall ruptured wife’s breast implants – David Garrick
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/sd-me-hedgecock-lawsuit-20170412-story.html

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— 4 initiatives agencies can do now to dodge Trump cuts – Carten Cordell (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government.  To dodge Trump cuts, federal agencies will get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.federaltimes.com/articles/4-initiatives-agencies-can-do-now-to-dodge-trump-cuts