April 13 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Gov. Pritzker staffer tests positive for COVID during routine testing, spokesperson says
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-covid-case-governor-pritzker-jb-prtizker/10510881/
— LGBTQ Pride flag, Black Lives Matter poster removed from Chesterton middle school causes controversy over inclusion – Liz Nagy
(DIERSEN: Those who promote BLM and LGBTQ want to get rid of those who do not promote BLM and LGBTQ.)
https://abc7chicago.com/education/pride-flag-blm-poster-removal-from-in-school-raises-questions-about-inclusion-/10511169/

NBC5
— Push To Open Chicago Mental Health Clinics 9 Years After Emanuel Closed Them. Doctors highlight that people have fallen on hard times during the pandemic which can add to the mental health crisis. – Chris Hush
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/push-to-open-chicago-mental-health-clinics-9-years-after-emanuel-closed-them/2484153/

WTTW
— Census Delay Complicates Once-a-Decade Redistricting Duty – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2021/04/12/census-delay-complicates-once-decade-redistricting-duty

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Legislators, stop your sneaky pay raise system. Just vote them up or down. – EDITORIAL
(DIERSEN: Federal employees get COLAs and Step Increases. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always been furious about that. Because of COLAs and Step Increases, a) my pay as a GS-4 Post Office employee increased from $16.81/hour to $17.93/hour 1966-1969 in today’s dollars, b) my pay as a GS-12 IRS Revenue Officer increased from $85,935/year to $97,395/year 1974-1980 in today’s dollars, and c) my pay as a GS-13 GAO Analyst increased from $102,188/year to $132,845/year 1986-1997 in today’s dollars.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-corruption-ethics-mendoza-lawsuit-20210412-gu3qs4xwkng4nkwvp3oqijc72y-story.html
— When thinking about the good old days, it’s helpful to remember that nostalgia is a liar. – GEORGIA GARVEY
(DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/ct-evr-column-garvey-tl-0415-20210412-ufqvqzassje2zlafzntmuadsye-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Back when the Chicago Tribune was firmly ensconced in the Tribune Tower, one of my editors had a picture in his office, a picture of the newsroom decades earlier, a black-and-white view of a bustling place, hands blurry from typing, papers strewed across desks and the floor. The first time I saw it, the editor asked me, a faint smile on his face, if I noticed anything missing. “There are no women or Black people,” I said. He nodded. I think of that picture when newspaper folks wax nostalgic, when they deride the newsrooms of the 2020s, short on money and on staff. I think about that picture when readers complain about what we used to cover, what their newspapers used to contain.)
— 28 closed or temporarily closed businesses on the Magnificent Mile: Block-by-block analysis of where North Michigan Avenue stands after impact of pandemic, unrest – BRIAN CASSELLA, RYAN ORI, KORI RUMORE and CHAD YODER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-viz-magnificent-mile-closures-20210412-yv5fyo2awfbjfi3qjz7gvrsleu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters pick the hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger to speak for Illinois Republicans.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/at-the-virtual-table-with-laura-washington-and-lynn-sweet-tickets-148785839451

DAILY HERALD
— Milton Township voters lean toward tax increase for mental health, disability services – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210412/milton-township-voters-lean-toward-tax-increase-for-mental-health-disability-services
— 75 votes separate Howard from Potoczny in race for final College of DuPage seat – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210412/75-votes-separate-howard-from-potoczny-in-race-for-final-college-of-dupage-seat
— FRONT PAGE WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: ‘What Robby gave us was the gift of life’: 55 years later, Vietnam veteran’s heroism is still powerful. – Burt Constable
(DIERSEN: I should write two books. One about those who, demonized denigrated, and condemned Vietnam veterans and one about those who demonized, denigrated, and condemned those who avoided the Vietnam draft. I would focus on those demonizes, denigrators, and condemners who impacted me. I would focus on my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates while I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, Firestone Stores 1970-1972, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997. I would focus on what the Democrat news media published about Vietnam and about Vietnam veterans while I attended UIC 1966-1968 and 1971, NIU 1969-1970, Loyola 1972-1976, and DePaul 1976-1980.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210413/what-robby-gave-us-was-the-gift-of-life-55-years-later-vietnam-veterans-heroism-is-still-powerful

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— U.S. recommends pausing Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The move is based on concerns about rare and severe blood clotting side effects.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/us-recommends-pausing-johnson-johnson-vaccine

NPR ILLINOIS
— Democrats Used To Run From Big Government Label; They’re Now Embracing It – KELSEY SNELL
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/democrats-used-run-big-government-label-theyre-now-embracing-it#stream/0
— Top Republicans Work To Rebrand GOP As Party Of Working Class – SUSAN DAVIS
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hate the working class. I was a member of the working class 1962-1997. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, the aforesaid jobs were BAD JOBS that they would never stoop to take.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/top-republicans-work-rebrand-gop-party-working-class#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— Biden Republicans? Some in GOP open to president’s agenda – AP
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about conservative-hating RINO activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Illinois who have made it the most clear they would rather have a Democrat elected than a conservative Republican.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/biden-republicans-some-in-gop-open-to-presidents-agenda

WJBC
— Redistricting in Illinois has super-minority Republicans calling for fairness – Dave Dahl
https://www.wjbc.com/2021/04/12/redistricting-in-illinois-has-super-minority-republicans-calling-for-fairness/

WSIL TV
— German companies must offer weekly virus tests – AP
https://wsiltv.com/2021/04/13/the-latest-britain-meets-target-on-jabs-for-over-50s/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Ahiska Turks Cultural Center in Wheaton to share food, online interfaith service
(DIERSEN: Soon, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, everyone in America, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton will be a) handing out welfare and/or b) receiving welfare.)
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/news/local/2021/04/12/ahiska-turks-cultural-center-in-wheaton-to-share-food-online-interfaith-service/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois lawmakers to decide how to spend $7.5 billion in federal aid – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-lawmakers-to-decide-how-to-spend-7-5-billion-in-federal-aid/article_bee77e5e-9bbc-11eb-b9fc-c726cabe7094.html
— Illinois lawmakers continue redistricting hearings as GOP calls for commission approach – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-lawmakers-continue-redistricting-hearings-as-gop-calls-for-commission-approach/article_659b7d44-9bcd-11eb-aac7-6b5cf331e332.html
— Illinois’ lawsuit-friendly environment costs $1,000 per resident – Cole Lauterbach
(DIERSEN: In 1998, in Diersen v. Ford Motor Company and Packey Webb Ford, just before the trial was to start, I accepted the defendants’ settlement offer a) to fix the defects in my 1996 Thunderbird LX, b) to give me $6,000, and c) to give my attorney $6,000. I still own the car.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/report-illinois-lawsuit-friendly-environment-costs-1-000-per-resident/article_da520308-9897-11eb-945a-6ba6fdaee930.html

WIREPOINTS
— How much will your city get from Illinois’ share of the Biden stimulus and how will they spend it? – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/how-much-will-your-city-get-from-illinois-share-of-the-biden-stimulus-and-how-will-they-spend-it-wirepoints/
— COVID Hysteria Claims Another Victim – The DuPage County Fair – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/covid-hysteria-marches-on-to-claim-another-victim-the-dupage-county-fair-wirepoints/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: You’d think she’d be embarrassed to admit to such a thing, but that’s what she told the New York Times when asked about all the prior thought and research she and her husband, Bill Gates, had put into developing their supposed expertise on pandemics. She might as well have been speaking on behalf of a large portion of the experts and politicians in charge of America’s COVID-19 response. They’ve been blind to the need to balance the direct risk of the virus, however small that risk may be in some circumstances, against the economic and indirect but enormous health effects of shutdowns. That blindness continues today. The most recent example is cancellation of the DuPage County Fair. As reported by ABC Chicago, fair officials said Governor J.B. Pritzker’s decision to delay the Bridge Phase of reopening led to the decision. It’s almost entirely an outdoor event. If there’s any empirical evidence that COVID presents a material risk in outdoor events like that, I haven’t found it. To the contrary, experts are now speaking up to say that outdoor activity is generally safe – “whether there are 10 COVID cases a day or 10,000 — even with variants of concern,” according to three experts writing in the Toronto Star. You can’t find empirical evidence showing a material risk because finding any solid examples out outdoor transmission is hard. “In reviewing the literature, very few cases of true outdoor transmission are noted, and many are associated with activity that includes a mix of both indoor and outdoor elements, like camps, barbecues and concerts,” they wrote. “These events represent a sliver of the overall cases, which are overwhelmingly acquired indoors.” “What we need to be thinking about at this point is harm reduction, not harm elimination,” said another infectious disease expert. If lower-risk outdoor socializing replaces higher-risk indoor gatherings, that’s a win-win. “People think any risk is something we don’t need to [take on]…. But those discussions detract from the harm-reduction part of the outdoors,” he said. County fairs can be a big deal for many people, especially farm families and the agriculture industry, though DuPage’s fair has included much more than agriculture in recent years. The DuPage County Fair has been a local tradition for over 180 years and is a source of livelihood for many people and businesses, officials there told ABC Chicago. But that apparently counts for nothing in the face of even the tiniest COVID risk. And the DuPage Fair wasn’t even scheduled to start until July 21! By that time, everybody who wants a vaccine almost certainly will have been able to get one, and over half of everybody else will have a high degree of natural immunity from prior infections. President Joe Biden announced a July 4 goal last month for getting the nation back to normal. That’s apparently proceeding ahead of schedule because he recently bumped up the target date for making all adults eligible for vaccination by two weeks to April 19. And DuPage County is doing particularly well on vaccinations, having the highest portion of its population vaccinated in the Chicago area. But they’ve cancelled the fair anyway.)

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Sen. Tammy Duckworth raised $3.7 million in the first three months of the year, no doubt a result of her national exposure as a candidate for vice president, military veteran, and foil to former President Donald Trump. The first-term Democrat who last month announced her bid for re-election in 2022 has $1.8 million cash on hand. More than 9,000 Illinoisans contributed to her campaign, and 97 percent of all individual contributions came in under $100, according to her campaign. Duckworth’s fundraising haul suggests she’s getting ready for a fierce challenge or just trying to scare off potential Republican candidates. So far, no one from the GOP has stepped up. . .And GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger has raised $1.1 million for his Country First PAC, which was founded in February to defend Republicans who voted for Donald Trump’s second impeachment and to counter the former president’s influence over the party. Kinzinger was one of the 10 Republicans who voted for impeachment. His name also comes up as a potential contender to Duckworth. On the pro-Trump side, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has raised $3.2 million since the start of the year, according to POLITICO Huddle. – SHIA KAPOS
(DIERSEN: The more hatred that you promote against Trump, the more money that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will give you.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2021/04/13/duckworths-37m-haul-bracing-for-protests-aldermen-condemn-miller-492455

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Pritzker’s tied to COVID passport company questioned
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/citizen-kelly-pritzkers-tied-to-covid-passport-company-questioned

FOX NEWS
— The truth about demographic change and why Democrats want it. Native-born Americans of every race and class are being systematically disenfranchised. We need to start talking about it. – Tucker Carlson
(DIERSEN: Who takes the lead in promoting hatred against native-born Americans in your municipality, in your township, and in your county?)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-immigration-demographic-change-democrats-elections

BREITBART
— Kasich: Trump’s ‘Ugly’ Name-Calling Will ‘Continue to Shrink’ Republican Party – PAM KEY
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/04/12/kasich-trumps-ugly-name-calling-will-continue-to-shrink-republican-party/

DAILY CALLER
— Tucker Carlson Reveals The ADL Is Guilty Of The Same Supposed Sin Over Which They Called For His Firing – BRANDON GILLESPIE
https://dailycaller.com/2021/04/12/tucker-carlson-anti-defamation-league-adl-illegal-immigration-israel/
— Fox Defends Tucker Carlson From Accusations That He Used White Supremacist Language On His Show – BRADLEY DEVLIN
(DIERSEN: Who takes the lead in promoting hatred against native-born Americans in your municipality, in your township, and in your county?)
https://dailycaller.com/2021/04/12/fox-defends-tucker-carlson-adl-white-supremacist-great-replacement/
— Republican Congressman Hit With $15,000 In Metal Detector Fines Says He Will Challenge The ‘Unconstitutional Resolution’ – HENRY RODGERS
https://dailycaller.com/2021/04/12/andrew-clyde-fines-metal-detector-house-ethics-committee/

DAILY WIRE
— Biden Administration Offers Four Month Paid Leave To Federal Employees Who Care For Illegal Alien Children – Joseph Curl
https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-administration-offers-four-month-paid-leave-to-federal-employees-who-take-in-illegal-alien-children

NEWSMAX
— Nikki Haley for President 2024: Not If Trump Runs – Jim Thomas
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/haley-president-runstrump-2024/2021/04/12/id/1017338/

TOWNHALL
— Second Night of Riots in Minnesota – Reagan McCarthy
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/reaganmccarthy/2021/04/12/julio-n2587822

NEWS BUSTERS
— More Than 35 Conservative Organizations Sign Pledge to Reject Big Tech Money
(DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. Ever-increasingly, Big Tech is anti-conservative.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nb-staff/2021/04/13/more-35-conservative-organizations-sign-pledge-reject-big-tech-money

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER TV
— MSNBC Tries to Blame ‘White Supremacy’ for Black on Asian Violence – Brad Wilmouth
https://www.mrctv.org/videos/msnbc-tries-blame-white-supremacy-black-asian-violence

LIFE SITE NEWS
— More than 30 states now considering bills to ban sexually confused boys from girls sports. West Virginia is the latest state to move toward protecting girls and women from having to compete against boys and men claiming to be female. – Doug Mainwaring
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/more-than-30-states-now-considering-bills-to-ban-sexually-confused-boys-from-girls-sports

THE HILL
— Trump digs in on attacks against Republican leaders – MAX GREENWOOD
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about leaders who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican who have attacked me and attacked my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/547821-trump-digs-in-on-attacks-against-republican-leaders

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs call you a White supremacist if you do not promote hatred against Whites. Who takes the lead in promoting hatred against Whites in your municipality, in your township, and in your county?
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tucker-carlson-replacement-theory_n_6074f37ae4b02375ab428bcc

CNN
— FROM THE ARTICLE: Trump controls the party. Period. – Chris Cillizza
(DIERSEN: Who controls a) your Republican township/ward party organization, b) your Republican county party organization, and c) the Illinois Republican Party? I should write a book about those who control and who have controlled the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party since 2000.)
https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/12/politics/donald-trump-mitch-mcconnell-gop/index.html

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs call you a White supremacist if you do not promote hatred against Whites. Who takes the lead in promoting hatred against Whites in your municipality, in your township, and in your county?
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/tucker-carlson-s-great-replacement-fox-news-segment-uses-newer-ncna1263880
— John Boehner blames Trump and Cruz for Republican dysfunction. But he’s the problem. His reinvention as a laid-back marijuana entrepreneur, eye-rolling along with us as the GOP implodes, erases his leading role in this sad state of affairs. – Max Burns
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/john-boehner-blames-trump-cruz-republican-dysfunction-he-s-problem-ncna1263885

NEW YORK TIMES
— U.S. Calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After Clotting Cases – Noah Weiland, Sharon LaFraniere and Carl Zimmer
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/13/us/politics/johnson-johnson-vaccine-blood-clots-fda-cdc.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Biden’s plea for masks will fail. Blame political polarization. Our study found that politics, not public health, determined whether people wore masks last year. – Maria Milosh, Marcus Painter, Konstantin Sonin, David Van Dijcke and Austin L. Wright
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will blame COVID-19 on those who voted for Trump, and especially those who voted for Trump and are law enforcement officers, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/04/13/masks-mandate-partisanship-politics/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Study after study has documented that masks can effectively diminish the spread of covid-19, the disease caused by the virus. Yet President Biden’s recent plea for people to wear masks — at least until the ongoing vaccination drive results in herd immunity — is likely to be ignored by many Americans, thanks to the nation’s extreme political polarization. Our research found that the single most important predictor of local mask use last year in the United States was not covid-19 severity. Nor was it demographic characteristics, religious affiliation or social capital, or even local policies such as mask mandates. No — the strongest and most consistent local factor influencing mask use was what percentage of people in an area voted for Donald Trump in 2016. In areas where mostly Democrats reside, people tended to be likelier to wear masks. But the more people in an area who voted for Trump in 2016, the less likely it was that residents there would wear masks. And while mandates significantly increase mask use in communities that vote heavily Democratic, they have little additional effect in moderate or Republican places. Mask use — or mask refusal — has become a symbol of a struggle between individual autonomy and social responsibility. Wearing or not wearing a mask becomes a cheap and effective way to demonstrate your political attitude.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs call you a White supremacist if you do not promote hatred against Whites. Who takes the lead in promoting hatred against Whites in your municipality, in your township, and in your county?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/04/12/now-is-time-break-traditions-white-nationalism-our-civic-institutions/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/04/12/tucker-carlson-fox-murdoch-adl/

USA TODAY
— Tucker Carlson doubles down on voter ‘replacement’ comments after ADL calls for his firing – Bill Keveney
(DIERSEN: Who takes the lead in promoting hatred against native-born Americans in your municipality, in your township, and in your county?)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2021/04/12/fox-backs-tucker-carlson-and-rejects-adl-call-his-firing/7197805002/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to be LGBTQers.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/04/12/arkansas-trans-minors-law-endangers-lives-snubs-doctors-experts-say/7144794002/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Republicans for all hate crimes.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/04/12/caron-nazario-shows-hate-american-disease-not-white-one-column/7187245002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Illinois Democrats vs. Chicago. Pritzker shows Mayor Lightfoot that public unions are his priority—school reopening, not so much. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/illinois-democrats-vs-chicago-11618266833
— Chip Shortage Is Bad for GM but Worse for Car Buyers. Semiconductors shortage is worsening, but might need to drag out indefinitely to have a greater impact on auto stocks. – Stephen Wilmot
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my new car buying experiences. I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966 when I was 17 years old, new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, new 1972 Corvette in 1971, new 1974 Dodge Dart in 1973, new 1978 Chevy Chevette in 1978, new 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale in 1978, new 1990 Ford Thunderbird LX in 1989, new 1993 Ford Thunderbird in 1993, new 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX in 1995, new 1997 Chevy Cavalier in 1996, new 2005 Corvette in 2005, new 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max in 2012, new 2016 Ford Mustang in 2016, and new 2019 Ford Escape Titanium in 2019. I am in the process of buying a new 2021 Chevy Malibu Premier.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chip-shortage-is-bad-for-gm-but-worse-for-car-buyers-11618234080
— Got a Job Offer? Here’s How to Negotiate Your Salary
(DIERSEN: In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that Oldsmobile had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS. What if that had not happened?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/got-a-job-offer-heres-how-to-negotiate-your-salary-11618229059
— Politics Is Risky Business for CEOs. It’s imprudent to weigh in on issues that don’t directly affect the company. – Harvey Golub
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, CEOs paint themselves and paint their companies as being anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/politics-is-risky-business-for-ceos-11618265960
— ‘On the House’ Review: John Boehner Remembers – Barton Swaim
(DIERSEN: The more that you promote hatred against Trump, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote you.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/on-the-house-review-john-boehner-remembers-11618266426
— FRONT PAGE: China’s Message to America: We’re an Equal Now. – Lingling Wei and Bob Davis
(DIERSEN: What do you say to individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that talk and/or act like they want China to invade and conquer America?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/america-china-policy-biden-xi-11617896117
— Republicans Unveil Policies to Match ‘Working-Class Party’ Claim. Lawmakers including Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio are proposing ways to help working-class families. – Gerald F. Seib
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hate the working class. I was a member of the working class 1962-1997. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, the aforesaid jobs were BAD JOBS that they would never stoop to take.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/republicans-unveil-policies-to-match-working-class-party-claim-11618237594

FORBES
— Republicans Mock Buttigieg For Saying Highways Are Racist—But Here’s What He Meant – Jack Brewster
(DIERSEN: During the early 1980s, I worked for GAO for 1 year on an audit of how Illinois spend federal tax dollars made available by its withdrawal from the Interstate System of the remaining 13.6-mile portion of I-494 between the Dan Ryan (I-94) and Eisenhower (I-290) Expressways. SEE: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/highwayhistory/data/page05.cfm )
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2021/04/12/republicans-mock-buttigieg-for-saying-highways-are-racist-but-heres-what-he-meant/
— 4 Experts Share Ideas For Restoring Mental Health In The Black Community – Pauleanna Reid
https://www.forbes.com/sites/pauleannareid/2021/04/12/4-experts-share-ideas-for-restoring-mental-health-in-the-black-community/

LAS VEGAS SUN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who oppose voter ID requirements promote vaccination ID requirements.
https://lasvegassun.com/news/2021/apr/13/compare-two-id-controversies/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled White-hating White-haters crow: White Lives Matter Marchers Despondent After Failure: ‘I Was the Only Person To Show Up’
https://www.newsweek.com/white-lives-matter-marches-fail-protests-1582804
— Tucker Carlson Says Democrats Plan to ‘Change Population of the Country’ to ‘Maintain Power’ – AILA SLISCO
(DIERSEN: Who takes the lead in promoting hatred against native-born Americans in your municipality, in your township, and in your county?)
https://www.newsweek.com/tucker-carlson-says-democrats-plan-change-population-country-maintain-power-1583084
— What Are the Steps to Buying a New Car?
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my new car buying experiences. I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966 when I was 17 years old, new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, new 1972 Corvette in 1971, new 1974 Dodge Dart in 1973, new 1978 Chevy Chevette in 1978, new 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale in 1978, new 1990 Ford Thunderbird LX in 1989, new 1993 Ford Thunderbird in 1993, new 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX in 1995, new 1997 Chevy Cavalier in 1996, new 2005 Corvette in 2005, new 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max in 2012, new 2016 Ford mustang in 2016, and new 2019 Ford Escape Titanium in 2019. I am in the process of buying a new 2021 Chevy Malibu Premier.)
https://newsweekme.com/what-are-the-steps-to-buying-a-new-car/

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to be LGBTQers.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/04/gops-war-trans-kids/618579/

JD SUPRA
— Illinois Employers Must Report Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Compensation Data and Practices
(DIERSEN: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would have presented a jury with many examples in which my Democrat GAO superiors promoted over me their Democrat employees who were minority, female, and/or younger and who had less job-related work experience, education, and/or professional certifications and licenses than I had.)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/illinois-employers-must-report-gender-9830245/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQers demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/04/pete-buttigieg-begs-evangelicals-get-vaccinated-might-part-gods-plan/

DAILY MAIL
— Tucker Carlson denies ADL accusation that he is a white supremacist and reiterates claim that the Democratic party is ‘trying to replace the current electorate with voters from the Third World’ – HARRIET ALEXANDER
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs call you a White supremacist if you do not promote hatred against Whites. Who takes the lead in promoting hatred against Whites in your municipality, in your township, and in your county?)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9464771/Carlson-denies-white-supremacist-reiterates-Democrats-want-voters-World.html

April 11 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: More than 7 million total COVID-19 vaccinations given as state reports new daily record of doses administered for 3rd day in a row; 3,630 new cases, 13 more deaths
(DIERSEN: The Chicago Tribune has lifted its paywall on this article and says “To support essential reporting, please consider becoming a subscriber.” www.gopillinois.com has never had a paywall and it never will. GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter subscriptions have always been free and without advertising and they always will be. GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters have gone out since 2000. They have gone out each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening too since 2015. Since 2004, those newsletters have contained links to more than 397,100 articles and information on many upcoming events. All the time, money, ability, motivation, experience, etc. needed to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together, to send them out, and to post copies of them at www.gopillinois.com comes from me. No one manipulates me. No one dominates me. I do not serve as an operative or as a dupe for anyone. I should write a book about those who focus on a) stopping me from sending the newsletters out and b) stopping everyone from reading the emails.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-aud-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20210410-mfgueccgybbahgbccbgrgshc2u-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To vote for Democrats is to abolish the Second Amendment. QUESTION: Who wants to abolish the Second Amendment? ANSWER: Those who hate those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-biden-gun-violence-executive-action-huppke-20210409-4flqtwmhsbdrbn65xnrhmki5si-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— One factor in rising gun sales in Chicago? Cash from coronavirus relief checks. ‘It’s a concern,’ says Teny Gross, who runs the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago, pointing to rising levels of gun possession coinciding with a big increase in violence. – Frank Main
(DIERSEN: What are the demographics of those who use guns to commit crimes? What are the demographics of their victims?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/4/9/22371814/coronavirus-stimulus-checks-fueling-gun-sales

NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMES
— Ford shutting down Chicago Assembly Plant next week, temporarily laying off workers – Joseph S. Pete
https://www.nwitimes.com/business/local/ford-shutting-down-chicago-assembly-plant-next-week-temporarily-laying-off-workers/article_8ddcca65-6197-5289-ac3e-ced55dfcb38d.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 304 COVID-19 cases Saturday, 1 death, region’s positivity rate rises to 7.4% – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/04/10/dupage-county-reports-304-covid-19-cases-saturday-1-death-regions-positivity-rate-rises-to-74/

FOX NEWS
— Trump goes after McConnell, Fauci in off-script Mar-a-Lago speech. The former president also vowed to help the GOP retake the House and Senate in 2022. – Brie Stimson
(DIERSEN: Which Republican U.S. Senate and U.S. House candidates on March 15, 2022 ballots in Illinois will seek Trump’s endorsement? Which candidates will seek Kinzinger’s endorsement?)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-goes-after-mcconnell-fauci-during-gop-speech-at-mar-a-lago

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Why ‘Equity’ Is a Bad Fit for Our Legal System – RICK ESENBERG
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, and therefore, their operatives and their dupes, reject the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on RINOs who use their rejection of the plank to curry favor with Democrats, RINOs, moderates, liberals, minorities. females, LGBTQers, younger people, veterans, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, etc.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/04/why-equity-is-a-bad-fit-for-our-legal-system/

EPOCH TIMES
— 4th US Site Pauses COVID-19 Vaccinations After Adverse Reactions – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/4th-us-site-pauses-covid-19-vaccinations-after-adverse-reactions_3770213.html
— Biden Admin Considering Cash Payments to Central America to Control Migration – SAMUEL ALLEGRI
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/biden-admin-considering-cash-payments-to-central-america-to-control-migration_3770249.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters promote hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/547423-boehner-finally-calls-it-as-he-sees-it
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/547434-alarm-grows-over-impact-of-states-banning-trans-youth-treatment
— Trump rips McConnell in speech to Republicans – JOHN BOWDEN
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/547552-trump-rips-mcconnell-in-speech-to-republicans

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting churches to promote LGBTQ.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/11/us/southern-baptist-church-georgia-lgbtq/index.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “New voter restrictions are based on a lie told to appease Trump voters.”
https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/11/politics/voting-restrictions-analysis/index.html

CBS NEWS
— Trump predicts GOP will retake Congress in 2022 and White House in 2024 in speech to party donors – ADAM BREWSTER
(DIERSEN: When Trump visited Bolingbrook in September of 2016, those who spoke very highly of him at a fundraising event included Roger Claar, Rudy Giuliani, and Todd Ricketts. The 300+ attendees included John Cabello, Brad Cole, Dan Cronin, Demetra DeMonte, Kirk Dillard, Ron Gidwitz, Dan Hampton, David MacNeil, Richard Porter, Skip Saviano, Tim Schneider, Mickey Straub, and Dave Tornga. Rickerts correctly predicted that Trump would win the presidency and that the Cubs would win the World Series.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-speech-republican-prediction-mcconnell/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/10/opinion/sunday/transgender-rights-republicans-arkansas.html
— After Working at Google, I’ll Never Let Myself Love a Job Again. I learned the hard way that no publicly traded company is a family. – Emi Nietfeld
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about what it was like being conservative, Republican, White, male, non-veteran, Protestant, and German American who worked for Democrats. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, for IRS for almost 9 years, and for the Post Office for almost 3 years. I should write a book about what it has been like being conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, and German American and being a) a member of the Milton Township Republican Organization since 1999, b) the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, c) a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2010, d) an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and e) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2003. I would focus on my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, subordinates, and fellow organization members who made it most clear that they despised, if not hated, those who share my demographics.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/07/opinion/google-job-harassment.html
— The Wall Street Journal’s Internal Audit. A look at what the newsroom’s internal study — The Content Review — concluded about the paper’s faults. – Edmund Lee
(DIERSEN: In 1981, when I was 32 years old, I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt and became a licensed CPA. In 1979, I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt. In 1990, I became a Certified Fraud Examiner, in 1994, a Certified Government Financial Manager, in 1996, a Certified Financial Services Auditor, and in 1997, a Forensic Accountant. In 1970, I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU, in 1976, an MBA from Loyola, in 1980, a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, and in 1997, a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT. I should write a book about those who wasted me and wasted what I learned doing the aforesaid. I would focus on those who would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, RINO, minority, female, veteran, non-Protestant. and/or non-German-American.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/10/business/media/wall-street-journal-content-review.html
— Why Buy a Yacht When You Can Buy a Newspaper? Billionaires aren’t usually cast as saviors of democracy. But one way they are winning plaudits for civic-minded endeavors is by funding the Fourth Estate. – Nicholas Kulish
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/10/business/newspaper-billionaire-owners.html
— Inside the Fight for the Future of The Wall Street Journal. A special team led by a high-level manager says Rupert Murdoch’s paper must evolve to survive. But a rivalry between editor and publisher stands in the way. – Edmund Lee
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/10/business/media/wall-street-journal-murdoch.html
— Inside the Fight for the Future of The Wall Street Journal. A special team led by a high-level manager says Rupert Murdoch’s paper must evolve to survive. But a rivalry between editor and publisher stands in the way. – Edmund Lee
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/10/business/media/wall-street-journal-murdoch.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump slashes at McConnell as he reiterates election falsehoods at Republican event.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-mcconnell-election/2021/04/11/297a82da-9879-11eb-962b-78c1d8228819_story.html
— Trump’s border wall belongs to Biden now – Kevan Q. Malone
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs encourage illegal immigration. Democrats want illegals because illegals vote for Democrats. RINOs want illegals because RINOs want cheap labor. Needless-to-say, Democrats and RINOs should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/04/11/trumps-border-wall-belongs-biden-now/

NEW YORK POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting Asians to hate Republicans.
https://nypost.com/2021/04/10/asians-want-action-against-violence-not-more-rhetoric-on-racism/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Voter suppression will be the lasting effect of Trump’s Big Lie.”
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-04-11/voter-suppression-is-the-lasting-effect-of-trumps-big-lie

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Facebook Dataset Addresses Algorithmic Bias The dataset, called Casual Conversations, consists of some 45,000 videos of 3,000 participants of various skin tones sharing their age and gender. – John McCormick
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs negatively stereotype those who have the following demographics: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-dataset-addresses-algorithmic-bias-11617886800

FORTUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting CEOs to promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://fortune.com/2021/04/11/ceos-politics-gerogia-voting-law-speaking-out-social-issues-democrats-republicans/

HERALD TRIBUNE
— Realtors are committed to equity and inclusion. The fight for equity, the need for inclusion in the real estate industry and diversity in our communities are efforts that we must continue to drive every single day. – Duff Rubin
(DIERSEN: From what see watching home purchases in my precinct since 1984, it ever-increasing looks like Democrat realtors steer homebuyers to my precinct who are Democrat, moderate, liberal, LGBTQ, non-Protestant, and/or non-German American. Ever-increasingly, it looks like Democrat realtors stress to potential homebuyers a) that there are LGBTQ-promoting churches immediately north and south of the precinct, b) that the Wheaton Warrenville School District 200 Administration Headquarters is in the precinct, and c) that a grade school and middle school are in the precinct.)
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/business/real-estate/2021/04/11/duff-rubin-realtors-committed-equity-and-inclusion-sarasota-manatee/4838553001/

KIOW
— The Inevitable Preparation Must be Shared With Family. Many do not take the final step in making wishes known. – AJ Taylor
(DIERSEN: From what I see, factors that encourage cremation include a) not being a member of a church, not attending church services, and/or not giving money to a church, b) not having children, c) your parents, grandparents, brothers, and sisters, etc. have passed away and/or live far away, d) having few friends, and e) being despised/hated by those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout where you live.)
https://kiow.com/2021/04/10/the-inevitable-preparation-must-be-shared-with-family/

PALLADIUM ITEM
— Placing blame and punishing are paramount – Chuck Avery
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about a) those who blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems and b) those who have punished me the most for my including links in the newsletters to articles that they do not like and/or my including my comments in the newsletters that they do not like. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on unsuccessful Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers. I would focus on those who I have sued and their attorneys.)
https://www.pal-item.com/story/opinion/columnists/2021/04/10/chuck-avery-placing-blame-and-punishing-paramount/7122697002/

April 10 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 3,630 new coronavirus cases, 13 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-3630-new-covid-cases-13-deaths/10505238/

NBC5
— Georgia Governor: Loss of All-Star Game Will Hurt Minorities. Critics say it’s the voting law that’s political and will disproportionately affect communities of color. – Sudhin Thanawala
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/georgia-governor-loss-of-all-star-game-will-hurt-minorities/2483108/
— US to Keep Migrant Families in Hotels as Amid Rush for Space. The Border Patrol encountered 52,904 families along the Mexican border last month, up from 19,286 in February and 3,455 in March 2020 – Elliot Spagat
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/us-to-keep-migrant-families-in-hotels-as-amid-rush-for-space/2482963/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump expected to affirm commitment to GOP, raise possibility of other Republican nominee in 2024 at closed-door speech. AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-trump-donor-speech-20210410-opxwaosxsvaj3csk3n4wlmac5q-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lawmakers seek long-term limit on governors’ emergency power in response to COVID-19 restrictions. Republican lawmakers have sought to limit the power of Democratic governors in states such as Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina. But they also have sought to rein in fellow Republican governors in such states as Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana and Ohio. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/4/10/22377365/coronavirus-restrictions-governors-lawmakers

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— TRAGIC: Abortion-rights advocates push to repeal Illinois parental notification law for minors – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/04/10/illinois-parental-notification-abortion-act-law-repeal-considered/7149582002/

HERALD REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Alana Banks to promote LGBTQ in schools.
https://herald-review.com/news/local/education/watch-now-alana-banks-makes-history-as-first-black-transgender-woman-elected-to-a-u/article_8b1f8cd3-0340-5370-b0c5-7a233db39666.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Lawmakers seek long-term limit on governors’ emergency power – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/lawmakers-seek-long-term-limit-on-governors-emergency-power/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump addresses GOP as power to shape national debate wanes.”
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/trump-addresses-gop-as-power-to-shape-national-debate-wanes/

FOX NEWS
— Trump to rally GOP at Mar-a-lago and preview pathway for Republican victories. America First agenda and immigration will help GOP win back power, Trump is expected to say. – Marisa Schultz
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-to-rally-gop-at-mar-a-lago-and-preview-pathway-for-republican-victories

AMERICAN THINKER
— Federal Government at the Heart of ‘Vaccine Passport’ Development – Ben Bartee
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/04/federal_government_at_the_heart_of_vaccine_passport_development.html
— Conservative boycotts can work – Matt Rowe
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/04/conservative_boycotts_can_work.html
— Cancel Culture and Identity Politics are the Road to a One-Party State – Daniel Greenfield
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/04/cancel_culture_and_identity_politics_are_the_road_to_a_oneparty_state.html

BREITBART
— House Republicans Call for Investigation of Potential Taxpayer-Funded Benefits for Illegals in New York – SEAN MORAN
(DIERSEN: Those who encourage illegal immigration should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/04/09/house-republicans-call-for-investigation-of-potential-taxpayer-funded-benefits-for-illegals-in-new-york/

THE BLAZE
— Ted Cruz blasts John Boehner for ‘drunken, bloviated scorn’ after former House Speaker called him a ‘political terrorist’ Boehner also attacked Jim Jordan, saying he never built anything. – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/john-boehner-ted-cruz-jim-jordan

DAILY WIRE
— Tucker Carlson Warns: Biden’s Crackdown On Second Amendment Isn’t About Guns, It’s About Control
https://www.dailywire.com/news/tucker-carlson-warns-bidens-crackdown-on-second-amendment-isnt-about-guns-its-about-control

FEDERALIST
— The Media’s Obsession With Identity Politics Is Warping Everything
https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/09/the-medias-obsession-with-identity-politics-is-warping-everything/
— A Nation Primed To See Racism In Everything Will Think Only About Race. Americans are now trained to see racism everywhere, even where it doesn’t exist. – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/09/a-nation-primed-to-see-racism-in-everything-will-think-only-about-race/

TOWNHALL
— Who Watches the Media Watchdogs? – Horace Cooper
(DIERSEN: GAO Is the most important government watchdog. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 Levels, currently $102,188-$132,645/year. I should write a book about those who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned my GAO employment the most. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and/or Illinois. I would focus on those who promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, BLM, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and/or national origin discrimination.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/horacecooper/2021/04/10/who-watches-the-media-watchdogs-n2587692
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Whether or not the High Court chooses to engage, there is a real question of how democracy thrives in a media environment where leftists in the media make scurrilous claims about conservatives and the same media simply ignores legitimate charges against their progressive allies. Our founders assumed that the media would take its role as watchdog seriously, not become a cheerleader for one side over the other. Can a constitutional protection endure when it only protects one side of the debate?)

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled conservative/Republican-hating conservative/Republican-hater promotes hatred against conservatives/Republicans.
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/547140-republicans-and-conservatives-are-to-blame-for-the-america-they-decry
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in making Big Business anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/547461-democrats-see-opportunity-in-gop-feud-with-business

CNN
— RNC donors gather to hear Trump and others in Palm Beach, the GOP’s ‘new political power center’ –
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/04/10/rnc-donors-trump-event-florida-nr-vpx.cnnMichael Warren
https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/10/politics/rnc-donors-palm-beach-donald-trump/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Fear That Is Shaping American Politics – Thomas B. Edsall
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have had the greatest success in turning people against each other. I would focus on those who have had the greatest success in turning others against me and against my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and/or Illinois. I would focus on those who promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, BLM, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and/or national origin discrimination.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/07/opinion/voting-rights-joe-manchin.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Rep. Greene’s fundraising haul alarms detractors, who warn she represents a dangerous side of American politics.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/marjorie-taylor-greene-fundraising-trump/2021/04/10/6bd53032-993f-11eb-b28d-bfa7bb5cb2a5_story.html

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump-McConnell Feud Heats Up as GOP ‘Kiss the Ring’ at Donor Retreat, PAC Endorses Murkowski.”
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-mcconnell-feud-heats-gop-kiss-ring-donor-retreat-pac-endorses-murkowski-1582653

ILLINOIS CPA SOCIETY
— The IRS Collection Process Webinar
(DIERSEN: I worked for IRS’s Collection Division for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $85,935-$97,395/year. I should write a book about those who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned my IRS employment the most. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and/or Illinois. I would focus on those who promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, BLM, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and/or national origin discrimination.)
https://www.icpas.org/eventscalendar/EventDetail?id=32764

April 9 Evening Edition

ABC7
— IL Rep. Adam Kinzinger becomes 1st House Republican to call for Rep. Matt Gaetz’ resignation – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/rep-kinzinger-becomes-1st-house-republican-to-call-for-matt-gaetz-resignation-/10502591/

NBC5
— Italian-American Group Calls for City of Chicago to Return Columbus Statues – Patrick Fazio
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/italian-american-group-calls-for-city-of-chicago-to-return-columbus-statues/2482647/
— How Vaccine Passports Went From Public Health Tool to Political Wedge. Supporters of vaccine passports argue they are similar to other safety measures for schools and overseas travel that require proof of immunization against various diseases. Critics have another take. – Eric Hinton
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use vaccine passport requirements to destroy non-Democrats.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/lx/how-vaccine-passports-went-from-public-health-tool-to-political-wedge/2482134/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Evanston school board candidate slams Illinois district’s curriculum on White supremacy – Stephanie Giang-Paunon
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats call you a racist if you do not demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites as being racists.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/school-board-candidate-slams-illinois-districts-curriculum-on-white-supremacy

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Adam Kinzinger versus Matt Gaetz | South Side bakery visited by Harris pulled into ‘border’ controversy | Judge sides with lawmakers who sued to collect pay increases they voted against- By LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kinzinger-gaetz-kamala-harris-brown-sugar-bakery-lightfoot-biden-spin-20210409-da2wv3rzhvedpme2zk3maetyru-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: New daily record of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered for the 2nd day in a row as state reports 4,004 new cases and 21 additional deaths
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-aud-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20210409-3f4a3kopnjd53g2xc44tyjkp3u-story.html
— After Kamala Harris’ visit sparks ‘bakery vs. border’ debate, Brown Sugar Bakery gets caught in the crossfire – LOUISA CHU
https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-kamala-harris-brown-sugar-bakery-border-20210409-bzekagfcwbefbcwu4pg3g3wecm-story.html
— Italian American group calls for restoring Columbus statue in Chicago’s Arrigo Park – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-columbus-statue-park-district-20210409-2v6ccv5v6rh2liqahjxwpo4hgu-story.html
— Democratic trustee candidates declare victory in Northfield Township as Republican incumbent in tight supervisor race now trails as mail-in votes counted – KAITLIN EDQUIST
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/northbrook/ct-nbs-northfield-township-leadership-early-election-results-tl-0415-20210409-4ekx3ymqazao5hymykdj3ajylu-story.html
— Election was a good day for write-in candidates in Aurora – STEVE LORD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-election-folo-st-0411-20210410-qvonc6abknby3efsa3pyxrhv64-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasing, Democrats shout at Asians that Republicans cause all their problems.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/4/9/22372260/asian-americans-mental-health-covid-pandemic-violence-chicago-atlanta

DAILY HERALD
— The McHenry County clerk releases new, corrected election results – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210409/the-mchenry-county-clerk-releases-new-corrected-election-results
— ‘False sense of security’: DuPage County warns residents pandemic isn’t over despite vaccine availability
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/false-sense-of-security-dupage-county-warns-residents-pandemic-isnt-over-despite-vaccine-availability
— DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation adds three new board members
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20210409/dupage-county-historical-museum-foundation-adds-three-new-board-members
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Daniel Wagner, senior vice president of government relations for The Inland Real Estate Group, LLC serves on numerous real estate industry and government boards and committees and is familiar with the vital role the DuPage County Historical Museum plays in the county. In 2014, the museum received a $200,000 donation to replace the museum’s roof from The Inland Real Estate Group, LLC CEO Daniel Goodwin. “I am honored to be on the DuPage Historical Museum Board of Directors,” commented Dan Wagner, senior vice president of government relations for The Inland Real Estate Group, LLC. “I look forward to continuing to help preserve history for the future generations of DuPage County citizens.”)
— College of DuPage will host a virtual presentation, “The History of Sexuality and Religion: Exploring Lutherans and Sex in the 1960s and 1970s,” from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 19, as part of the annual Carter D. Carroll Excellence in History Awards ceremony
. (DIERSEN: My outstanding parents had me baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran. They sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod. I should write a book about the Wisconsin Synod’s ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin_Evangelical_Lutheran_Synod ) success in defeating the Missouri Synod ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutheran_Church%E2%80%93Missouri_Synod ) in the Trinity Lutheran Church and School ( https://www.trinitycrete.org/trinitycrete/ ) in Crete in 1961 when I was in the middle of my 8th grade. That had a tremendous impact on my parents, me, and my brother. The defeated Missouri Synod Lutherans, including my parents, me, and my brother, went to Hope Lutheran Church in Park Forest ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hope-Lutheran-Church/142202365812738 ) to stay with the Missouri Synod.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20210408/learn-about-the-history-of-sexuality-and-religion-april-19-at-college-of-dupage

WSIL TV
— METTAWA – Voters in a small Illinois town have reelected a mayor who ran a write-in campaign after President Donald Trump pardoned him in a gambling investigation. Casey Urlacher, the brother of former Chicago Bears star Brian Urlacher, defeated Jess Ray in Mettawa. Casey Urlacher was charged by federal authorities in a gambling investigation, accused of recruiting bettors in exchange for a cut of their losses. He had pleaded not guilty and was pardoned by Trump before the president left office in January. – AP
https://wsiltv.com/2021/04/09/mayor-pardoned-by-trump-wins-another-term-in-illinois-town/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the hate-filled Republican-hating Boehner to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/former-speaker-john-boehners-memoir-serves-reflection-life-crazytown#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Whites are blamed for all the problems that minorities have.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/how-racism-health-threat-consider-phrase-so-called-race#stream/0

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Illinois lawmakers push to make Juneteenth a state holiday – Sydney Dorner
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/illinois-lawmakers-push-to-make-juneteenth-a-state-holiday

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— TRAGIC: DuPage County Fair Canceled This Summer
https://www.nctv17.com/news/dupage-county-fair-canceled-this-summer/

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Updated results show the Milton Township Mental Health Facilities Proposition receiving 8,477 YES votes and 8,271 NO votes
https://www.dupageresults.com

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THE RESEGREGATION OF AMERICA
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/04/the-resegregation-of-america-1.html
— BECKMAN: WHO’S HATING ASIANS?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/04/beckman-whos-hating-asians.html
— THORNER: PART 2 – BIG TECH CURATORS OF CONTENT, NOT PUBLISHERS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/04/thorner-part-2-big-tech-curators-of-content-not-publishers.html

FOX NEWS
— Chicagoland prep school Loyola may have violated civil rights of conservative students, Army vet. Loyola Academy accepted $4.87M under Paycheck Protection Program, meaning it must oblige by First Amendment. – Jonathan Garber
https://www.foxnews.com/us/loyola-academy-civil-rights-conservative-students-veteran
— Biden border crisis comes at ‘massive cost’ to American people: Former Trump adviser. US government reportedly spending $60M per week to house a record number of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border.
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Democrats see citizens of foreign countries as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/biden-border-crisis-comes-at-massive-cost-to-american-people-former-trump-adviser

BLAZE
— School board candidate in Evanston, Illinois, criticizes radical BLM curriculum – CHRIS PANDOLFO
https://www.theblaze.com/news/school-board-candidate-in-evanston-illinois-criticizes-radical-blm-curriculum

CNS NEWS
— Border Patrol Council President: ‘The Cartels Control the Border Now’ – Melanie Arter
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Democrats see citizens of foreign countries as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/washington/melanie-arter/border-patrol-council-president-cartels-control-border-now

NEW AMERICAN
— It’s an Invasion: 170K Illegals Caught at Border. Thousands More Roam Heartland. Crisis Continues – R. Cort Kirkwood
(DIERSEN The first and foremost responsibility of the federal government is to stop invasions. Refusal to do that is treasonous. Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Democrats see citizens of foreign countries as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://thenewamerican.com/its-an-invasion-170k-illegals-caught-at-border-thousands-more-roam-heartland-crisis-continues/

CBS NEWS
— Bill that could lead to slavery reparations proposals may be nearing consideration on House floor – RODNEY HAWKINS AND NIKOLE KILLION
(DIERSEN: Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bill-that-could-lead-to-slavery-reparations-proposals-may-be-nearing-debate-on-house-floor/

YAHOO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Duckworth to get Asian-Americans to hate Republicans.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/sen-duckworth-anti-asian-hate-crimes-notoriously-underreported-152929640.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Tucker Carlson-hating Trucker Carlson-hater promotes hated against Tucker Carlson.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/04/09/how-do-immigrants-who-run-fox-feel-about-tucker-carlsons-anti-immigrant-rants/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 60% of Democrats Support Moving Baseball All-Star Game From Atlanta
(DIERSEN: What percent of Democrats support getting rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/april_2021/60_of_democrats_support_moving_baseball_all_star_game_from_atlanta

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/04/evangelical-leader-tony-perkins-decries-cancel-culture-urging-boycotts-coke-skittles/

DAILY MAIL
— Matt Gaetz ‘tried to recruit and pay a “ghost” candidate to funnel votes from a Democrat opponent and help his Republican associate win a Florida Senate race’ – EMILY GOODIN
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about ghost candidates who have run in Republican primary races on ballots in my precinct since 2000.)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9453619/Matt-Gatez-tried-recruit-party-candidate-boost-buddy.html
— Republicans share videos of migrants brazenly crossing the border behind them and claim ICE is ‘too busy changing diapers’ to guard it: Arizona AG says Kamala has refused his invite to visit – KATELYN CARALLE
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Democrats see citizens of foreign countries as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9453561/Arizona-AG-says-Kamala-REFUSES-visit-border-Republicans-share-videos-migrants-crossing.html

April 9 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago lags far behind other cities in getting rid of brain-damaging lead pipes. Even if Biden’s $45 billion replacement plan passes, city ‘is ground zero for this problem’ – MICHAEL HAWTHORNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/environment/ct-prem-biden-lead-water-chicago-20210409-ikva3pnlx5hrbe3viqyxufmcsm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those who are anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican promote LGBTQ.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/4/7/22372527/trans-children-transgender-gender-dysphoria-mona-charen

DAILY HERALD
— McHenry County clerk’s office figures out why results were misreported – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210408/mchenry-county-clerks-office-figures-out-why-results-were-misreported
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210408/roselle-voters-in-favor-of-recreational-pot-sales
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210408/carpentersvilles-first-marijuana-dispensary-opens-off-route-31

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Kristal Larson to promote LGBTQ.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/history-in-hainesville-trans-candidate-elected-avon-township-clerk-/10496600/

CBS2
— Local Expressway Shootings At Crisis Level With 59 So Far This Year; Man Suffered Life-Threatening Injuries In I-57 Shooting On Thursday – Jermont Terry
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/04/08/interstate-57-shooting-halsted-street/

WBEZ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote LGBTQ.
https://www.wbez.org/stories/new-bill-could-expand-healthcare-for-lgbtq-couples-singles-in-illinois/8342db2e-cd5b-4817-b348-bb767c1703c3

TELEGRAPH HERALD
— Quad Cities businessman to challenge Bustos for U.S. House seat
(DIERSEN: Who are the Republican candidates running for the following offices in Illinois and in your county: a) U.S. Senator, b) U.S. Congressman, c) Governor/Lt. Governor, d) Attorney General, e) Secretary of State, f) Treasurer, g) Comptroller, h) State Senator,, i) State Representative, j) County Board Chairman, k) County Clerk, l) County Sheriff, m) County Treasurer, n) Superintendent of Educational Services, o) County Board Members, p) Forest Preserve President, and q) Forest Preserve Commissioner?)
https://www.telegraphherald.com/news/tri-state/article_416ce58a-b610-5e42-b38b-9ee61f7b5c21.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Illinois should not remove parental rights from abortion law – Kevin Rilott, Rockford
https://www.rrstar.com/story/opinion/2021/04/09/illinois-should-not-remove-parental-rights-abortion-law/7147415002/

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— Pekau won re-election but lost campaign to build his own Machine – Ray Hanania
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2021/04/07/pekau-won-re-election-but-lost-his-campaign-to-build-his-own-machine/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 276 COVID-19 cases Thursday, no deaths, region’s positivity rises to 7.1% – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/04/09/dupage-county-reports-276-covid-19-cases-thursday-no-deaths-regions-positivity-rises-to-71/
— Twenty percent of DuPage County residents fully vaccinated. More than one third of residents have received at least one dose of vaccine.
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/news/dupage-county/2021/04/08/twenty-percent-of-dupage-county-residents-fully-vaccinated/

WCIA
— Facing eviction suit in Florida, Bill Brady mulls run for statewide office – Mark Maxwell
https://www.wcia.com/illinois-capitol-news/facing-eviction-suit-in-florida-brady-mulls-run-for-statewide-office/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Is Big Tech’s power getting even bigger? – KRISTINE FRAZAO
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/is-big-techs-power-getting-even-bigger
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ask “Bowing to Trump?” and say “GOP brings leaders, donors to his backyard.”
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/bowing-to-trump-gop-brings-leaders-donors-to-his-backyard-04-09-2021

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/former-speaker-john-boehners-memoir-serves-reflection-life-crazytown#stream/0

CHICAGO PATCH
— These Illinois Billionaires Are Among Richest In U.S.: Forbes. Gov. J.B. Pritzker is among the wealthiest Illinoisans, but he’s not the richest person in the state. He’s not even the richest Pritzker. – J. Ryne Danielson
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/these-illinois-billionaires-are-among-richest-u-s-forbes

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Fire Protection District Election Results, Some Candidates Endorsed by Local Democrats
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/09/fire-protection-district-election-results-some-candidates-endorsed-by-local-democrats/
— Library District Election Results, Many Endorsed by Democratic Party
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/08/library-district-election-results-many-endorsed-by-democratic-party/
— Lead Change in Dundee Township Highway Commissioner Race, Clerk Race Tightens
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/08/dundee040621/
— IL-14: Scorecard for Lauren Underwood’s Farm Team PAC-backed Candidates
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/08/farmteampac040821/
— Feds Go After Chicago Traffic Lights
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/08/feds-go-after-chicago-traffic-lights/
— NWH Reporting Dems Complaining about Missing Votes in Cary
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/08/nwh-reporting-dems-complaining-about-missing-votes-in-cary/
— UPDATE: Tirio Reports on Retabulation Progress, Circles Didn’t Match Computer Reader
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/08/tirio-reports-on-re-tabulation-progress/
— UPDATE: Victor Santi Claims Write-In Victory in McHenry Ward 1 Over Underwood Endorsed Candidate
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/08/victor-santi-claims-write-in-victory-in-mchenry-ward/
— Chicago Rioter Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Torching Chicago Police Car
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/08/chicago-rioter-pleads-guilty-to-torching-chicago-police-car/
— Rabine Tweets
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/08/rabin-tweets/
— Quad-Cities’ Come Up with a Tourist Trap Idea – Bison on a Bridge Crossing Mississippi River
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/08/quad-cities-come-up-with-a-tourist-trap-idea/
— Chicago Business Enters the George Election Fray on the Side of Republicans
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/08/chicago-business-enters-the-george-election-fray-on-the-side-of-republicans/
— Split Decision in Barrington School District 220 Board Race
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/07/d220040721/
— McHenry County Voter Turnout 9.49%
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/07/mchenry-county-voter-turnout-9-49/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Asa Hutchinson Sells Out Gender-Dysphoric Children – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/asa-hutchinson-sells-out-gender-dysphoric-children/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THE LONG MARCH THROUGH THE CORPORATIONS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/04/the-long-march-through-the-corporations.html

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Donors fret Trump’s grip on GOP as they descend on Palm Beach.”
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2021/04/08/donors-fret-trumps-grip-on-gop-as-they-descend-on-palm-beach-492402

WASHINGTON TIMES
— U.S. taxpayers pay to reunite illegal immigrant families amid border surge – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/apr/8/us-taxpayers-pay-reunite-illegal-immigrant-familie/

TOWNHALL
— United’s ‘Fly the Woke Skies’ Nosedive – Larry O’Connor
https://townhall.com/columnists/larryoconnor/2021/04/07/uniteds-fly-the-diverse-skies-pander-falls-flat-n2587516
— Catalina Lauf Wants to Be a Formidable Kinzinger Challenger – Gabriella Hoffman
https://townhall.com/columnists/gabriellahoffman/2021/04/09/catalina-lauf-wants-to-be-a-formidable-kinzinger-challenger-n2587644

THE HILL
— Trump faces test of power with early endorsements – JULIA MANCHESTER
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/547216-trump-faces-test-of-power-with-early-endorsements
— Five things to watch for at the GOP’s donor retreat – MAX GREENWOOD
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican organizations, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, etc. in Illinois, DuPage County, and Milton Township that talk and/or act like they are seeking/accepting money from major donors who want the Republican Party a) to dump its traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in its platform and b) to dump voters who support the aforesaid planks.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/547225-five-things-to-watch-for-at-the-gops-donor-retreat
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A conservative-hater promotes hatred against conservatives.
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/547203-dana-loesch-has-limbaugh-like-aspirations-for-conservative-talk
— Kinzinger is first GOP lawmaker to call on Gaetz to resign – JOSEPH CHOI
(DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, and rightfully so, if I was arrested for DUI, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would immediately demand that I resign immediately as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor and as a Republican Precinct Committeeman. They would stress that when someone who paints themselve as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican gets arrested for DUI, that brings tremendous disgrace to all those who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/547287-first-gop-lawmaker-calls-on-gaetz-to-resign

HUFFINGTON POST
— Kansas State Senate Leader Calls Trooper ‘Donut Boy’ During DUI Arrest. Republican Gene Suellentrop was arrested last month for allegedly speeding the wrong way on an interstate. – AP
(DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, and rightfully so, if I was arrested for DUI, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would immediately demand that I resign immediately as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor and as a Republican Precinct Committeeman. They would stress that when someone who paints themselve as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican gets arrested for DUI, that brings tremendous disgrace to all those who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gene-suellentrop-dui-arrest_n_60702d51c5b634fd437cbeeb

POLITICO
— Gaetz-tied group threatens to sue reporters writing on his Trump relationship – GABBY ORR and MERIDITH MCGRAW
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have threatened to take adverse actions against me and/or have taken adverse actions against me a) because I included links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to articles that they do not like and/or b) because I supported candidates in Republican primary and/or nonpartisan races who they do not like. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, and/or Wheaton’s West District.)
https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2021/04/08/gaetz-tied-group-threatens-to-sue-reporters-writing-on-his-trump-relationship-1372491

ABC NEWS
— Trump’s quieter hold on GOP stays strong. His influence is evident still in the tone taken by Republicans on Capitol Hill. – Rick Klein, Averi Harper, and Meg Cunningham
(DIERSEN: In Illinois, how far will Kinzinger-supporters go to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that do share Kinzinger’s hatred against Trump?)
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trumps-quieter-hold-gop-stays-strong-note/story?id=76951919

NEW YORK TIMES
— Former President Donald J. Trump retains an almost gravitational hold on the Republican Party. – Jonathan Martin and Nicholas Fandos
(DIERSEN: In Illinois, how far will Kinzinger-supporters go to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that do share Kinzinger’s hatred against Trump?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/09/us/politics/trump-republicans-issues.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater promotes hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/09/opinion/republicans-fake-war-against-woke-capital.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in making Big Business anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/04/08/trailer-war-wokeness-is-reshaping-gop-campaigns/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/04/08/some-republicans-want-defeat-trumpism-few-are-willing-actually-run-against-it/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A conservative-hater promotes hatred against those who are not woke.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/04/09/woke-wars-united-states-britain/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater promotes hatred against Republicans.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/john-boehner-book/2021/04/08/3316e808-9877-11eb-b28d-bfa7bb5cb2a5_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Kinzinger says Matt Gaetz needs to resign – Laura Italiano
https://nypost.com/2021/04/08/gop-rep-adam-kinzinger-says-matt-gaetz-needs-to-resign/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Ron DeSantis and ‘Resistance Journalism’ Florida’s governor and the new rules of media sourcing. – James Freeman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ron-desantis-and-resistance-journalism-11617827601


— WSJ Opinion: The GOP’s Recovery Tonic: Overreaching Democrats
https://www.wsj.com/video/series/potomac-watch-strassel/wsj-opinion-the-gop-recovery-tonic-overreaching-democrats/CCF8BE6D-9AC0-4DBE-B887-46878B975225
— America Needs the GOP, and It Needs Help. The Republican Party is at a low point, but the two-party system is too vital to abandon. – Peggy Noonan
(DIERSEN: Those who want to destroy the GOP want the GOP a) to dump its traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in its platform and b) to dump voters who support the aforesaid planks.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/america-needs-the-gop-and-it-needs-help-11617921536
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-gops-trump-problem-11617921286

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE: ‘Jan. 6 changed everything’: Will Capitol riot mark a return to fortress policing? Police adopt a military-like stance in the wake of security failures during the Capitol riot, at odds with calls to “defund the police.” – Kevin Johnson and Trevor Hughes
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/politics/2021/04/08/capitol-riots-lead-military-like-police-security-chauvin-trial/4804914001/

TOPEKA CAPITOL JOURNAL
— Gene Suellentrop taunted and challenged KHP officer; blood alcohol level twice the legal limit. Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop had a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit when he allegedly drove the wrong way on Interstate 70 while under the influence, according to affidavits obtained Thursday. – Andrew Bahl
(DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, and rightfully so, if I was arrested for DUI, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would immediately demand that I resign immediately as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor and as a Republican Precinct Committeeman. They would stress that when someone who paints themselve as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican gets arrested for DUI, that brings tremendous disgrace to all those who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.cjonline.com/story/news/crime/2021/04/08/kansas-senator-gene-suellentrop-dui-highway-patrol-police-blood-alcohol-level-documents/7067545002/

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Illinois could pay off up to $40,000 of your student loans to help you buy a house – Ayelet Sheffey
(DIERSEN: I graduated from NIU in 1970 debt-free and owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE. The money for that came from what I earned working 1966-1969 part-time during the school years and full-time during the summers for the Park Forest Post Office.)
https://www.businessinsider.com/illinois-program-student-loan-debt-homebuying-real-estate-smartbuy-housing-2021-4

AXIOS
— Half of small businesses unlikely to hire back workers they let go – Kim Hart
https://www.axios.com/small-business-layoffs-rehire-facebook-report-2ecbc7f3-918f-42c8-94ed-cfe0298643ff.html

WAMU
— With Trump Off The Ballot, Republicans Look To Regain Votes In The Suburbs – Don Gonyea
(DIERSEN: In Illinois, Kinzinger-supporters will promote hatred against Trump to drive voters out of the GOP who support the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the GOP platform.)
https://wamu.org/story/21/04/02/with-trump-off-the-ballot-republicans-look-to-regain-votes-in-the-suburbs/

HR DRIVE
— Illinois to require pay data from employers – Katie Clarey
(DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, they always paid higher salaries to their Democrat employees, and especially to those who were minority, female, and/or younger, who had less education, less work experience, and/or fewer professional certifications and licenses than I had.)
https://www.hrdive.com/news/illinois-to-require-pay-data-from-employers/598038/

April 8 Morning Edition

ABC7
— The Chicago Index: 73% of those surveyed think Chicago is on the wrong track. The Chicago Index aims to assess the attitudes and opinions of voters on a variety of civic issues over time. – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/society/is-chicago-on-the-right-track-survey-shows-concerns-/10495510/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— University of Notre Dame will require COVID-19 vaccines for all students next fall – ELYSSA CHERNEY
(DIERSEN: Soon, if not already, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will demand proof of vaccination to do anything and everything. Of course, they will selectively exempt members of protected groups including Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, moderates, liberals, minorities, females, younger people, veterans, LGBTQers, disabled people, those who have less money than others, those who have more money than others, illegals, non-married people, non-gun owners, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, criminals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-notre-dame-covid-vaccine-required-20210407-4xt7qewgljbdfjc3fzxihaslhi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Kristal Larson to promote LGBTQ.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-first-trans-person-elected-st-0408-20210407-mgxnjms3mnhszfqvz3gsvag6ty-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, a hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater promotes hatred against Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-glanton-georgia-voting-rights-new-attitude-20210408-nub7xx4gqnbs7kwrhspg3zpequ-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Removing controversial monuments is ‘akin to erasing history,’ some residents tell committee conducting review. During recent meetings, members of the public have been most vocal about the potential removal of statues of Christopher Columbus, as well as monuments to the Italian fascist leader Italo Balbo and former U.S. presidents. – Tom Schuba
(DIERSEN: The more the following demographics that the subject of a statute had, the more that Democrats want to tear that statute down: conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if he had ancestors who had been in America for a long time.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2021/4/7/22372689/christopher-columbus-monument-removal-italo-balbo-abraham-lincoln-statue-history

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County committee supports downsized contract for body camera program – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210407/dupage-county-committee-supports-downsized-contract-for-body-camera-program
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Kristal Larson to promote LGBTQ.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210407/avon-township-candidates-victory-hailed-as-win-for-transgender-community
— Mental health funding proposal too close to call in Milton Township – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210407/mental-health-funding-proposal-too-close-to-call-in-milton-township
(FROM THE ARTICLE: County election authorities are still counting mail-in ballots that must be returned within two weeks of Election Day to be included in the final results. Referendum organizers this week plan to observe the process to get a sense of how many mail-in ballots are coming in from Milton Township and whether there’s enough to make up the gap. State election officials on Wednesday reported up to 5,785 outstanding mail-in ballots countywide. County election officials are not expected to post additional vote counts until Friday.)

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— United’s pledge to diversify its pilot ranks sparks social media backlash. The airline’s new goal—to have half of the new pilots it trains be women or people of color—is bringing out the critics. – JOHN PLETZ
(DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/airlines-airports/uniteds-pledge-diversify-its-pilot-ranks-sparks-social-media-backlash

WMAY
— Survey About White Teachers Sparks
Outcry (DIERSEN: One reason why I transferred from UIC to NIU in 1969 when I was 20 years old was the significant difficulty that I had understanding UIC instructors who did not have English as their first language.)
https://www.wmay.com/2021/04/06/survey-about-white-teachers-sparks-outcry/

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— COVID-19 positivity rate reaches highest level since late January – TIM KIRSININKAS
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/covid-19-positivity-rate-reaches-highest-level-since-late-january

WIREPOINTS
— Pritzker digs Chicago financial hole deeper by increasing city firefighter pensions – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/pritzker-digs-chicago-financial-hole-deeper-by-increasing-city-firefighter-pensions-wirepoints/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Gov. J.B. Pritzker dug Chicago’s financial hole deeper this week, signing a bill that increases the pension benefits for Chicago firefighters. That follows his expansion of the Chicago Teachers Union’s collective bargaining powers last week, sure to result in larger budget deficits and more chaos for the city’s school system. The new pension law grants all Chicago firefighter retirees a 3 percent annual compounded increase (COLA) to their pensions. Prior to the law, retired firefighters born after 1/1/1966 received only a 1.5 percent simple increase every year. Now, those 2,200 additional firefighters will get the 3 percent COLA. You have to wonder if none of Pritzker’s advisers told him that the Chicago firefighter plan is just 18 percent funded, among the worst funded plans in the country. Or that it and the rest of the city’s plans are running out of assets – the firefighter plan’s assets are less than four year’s worth of payouts. Well-funded plans across the nation have assets worth at least 20 years of future payouts.)
— Watch for outmigration to pick up and home values to drop once stimulus money runs dry
https://wirepoints.org/stimulus-money-could-increase-outmigration-inflation-and-delay-the-need-for-statewide-reforms-wirepoints-on-chicagos-morning-answer/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Former VP Mike Pence establishes ‘Advancing American Freedom’ to combat ‘radical left’  Trump alumni return to political trenches to preserve legacy of former boss, take on Biden administration – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/apr/7/pence-establishes-advancing-american-freedom-advoc/
— Building on the Trump administration’s victories to advance American freedom – Mike Pence
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/apr/7/building-on-the-trump-administrations-victories-to/
— Details elusive as cities, states embrace explosive idea of reparations for Blacks – Kery Murakami
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/apr/7/reparations-blacks-details-elusive-cities-states-e/

GOPUSA
— CBS’ ’60 Minutes’ Edits Exchange Between DeSantis, Correspondent: Here’s What They Took Out
(DIERSEN: What do you say to my hate-filled critics/opponents who are filled with hatred against me because I included links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to articles that they hate, a) but who fail/refuse to email me anything that shows that I should not have included the links, b) but who demand that I give them preferential treatment, c) but who fail/refuse to take any kind action against the author of the articles that they hate, and/or d) but who threaten to punish me and/or punish me for including the links? I should write a book about my aforesaid critics/opponents. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=108643
— Capitol Knifeman Noah Green Is Caught On Camera Buying A $300 Japanese Kitchen Knife 90 Minutes Before He Attacked And Killed A Cop
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=108617

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— Had Obama Not Played the Race Card, George Floyd Might Be Alive – Larry Elder
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/blog/2021/04/08/had-obama-not-played-the-race-card-george-floyd-might-be-alive

AMERICAN THINKER
— Things We Can Live Without – Charles Turot
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/04/things_we_can_live_without.html

BREITBART
— Texas, Louisiana Sue Biden Administration for ‘Sanctuary Country’ Orders Freeing Illegal Aliens into U.S. – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/04/07/texas-louisiana-sue-biden-administration-for-sanctuary-country-orders-freeing-illegal-aliens-into-u-s/

DAILY WIRE
— United Airlines Says It Wants 50% Of Pilots Trained In Next Decade To Be Women Or People Of Color – Ashe Schow
(DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/united-airlines-says-it-wants-50-of-pilots-trained-in-next-decade-to-be-women-or-people-of-color

FEDERALIST
— Critical Race Theory Is Just Another Faddish Attempt To Hide Public School Failures. Until parents have a choice, they can expect to see more sanctimonious superintendents lecturing parents and employees about institutional racism and more teachers unions refusing to work. – Auguste Meyra
https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/08/critical-race-theory-is-just-another-faddish-attempt-to-hide-public-school-failures/
— Why The Iconoclastic Left Are On The Wrong Side Of History. Approaching history with condescending arrogance, as the woke movement does, merely highlights the smallness of the examiners. – Steven Watts
https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/08/why-the-iconoclastic-left-are-on-the-wrong-side-of-history/

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Yes, Mainstream Media Helped Fuel the Latest Capitol Attack – Steven P. Bucci
https://www.heritage.org/civil-society/commentary/yes-mainstream-media-helped-fuel-the-latest-capitol-attack

COLLEGE FIX
— Governor Ron DeSantis’ new curriculum initiative will promote teaching civics, disavow critical race theory – HANNAH LALGIE
https://www.thecollegefix.com/governor-ron-desantis-new-curriculum-initiative-will-promote-teaching-civics-disavow-critical-race-theory/

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— The Tyranny of the Majority – Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
(DIERSEN: According to Democrats, those who are in the majority discriminate against those who are in the minority. In what ways are you in the minority? Only 157 in my precinct voted for Trump while 269 voted for Biden. Only 26,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump while 39,530 voted for Biden. Only 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump while 281,222 voted for Biden. Only 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump while 3,471,915 voted for Biden. Those who voted for Biden are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.creators.com/read/judge-napolitano/04/21/the-tyranny-of-the-majority

CHRISTIAN HEADLINES
— Christians across the Country Are Leaving the Southern Baptist Convention for Other Denominations – Crystal A. Dixon
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about the Wisconsin Synod’s ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin_Evangelical_Lutheran_Synod ) success in defeating the Missouri Synod ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutheran_Church%E2%80%93Missouri_Synod ) in the Trinity Lutheran Church and School ( https://www.trinitycrete.org/trinitycrete/ ) in Crete in 1961 when I was in the middle of my 8th grade. That had a tremendous impact on my parents, me, and my brother. The defeated Missouri Synod Lutherans, including my parents, me, and my brother, went to Hope Lutheran Church in Park Forest ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hope-Lutheran-Church/142202365812738 ) to stay with the Missouri Synod.)
https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/crystal-dixon/christians-across-the-country-are-leaving-the-sbc-for-other-denominations.html

THE HILL
— Facebook accused of not hiring Black candidates because of ‘culture fit’ Facebook is accused of rejecting Black qualified applicants. – Christian Spencer
(DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/equality/546910-facebook-accused-of-not-hiring-black-candidates-because-of

NBC NEWS
— Here’s how to achieve better workplace equity for women of color
(DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/know-your-value/feature/here-s-how-achieve-better-workplace-equity-women-color-ncna1263342

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To call for a boycott of an individual, organization, company, government, or county is to call for that individual, organization, company, government, or county to retaliate with a boycott. I should write a book about those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that boycott me and boycott my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/06/opinion/republicans-georgia-voting-law.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/07/opinion/antitrans-bills-children-puberty-arkansas-visibility.html
— Official Censorship Should Have No Place in the Digital Public Square. Courts are barring public officials from blocking critics from their social media accounts. – Jameel Jaffer and Katie Fallow
(DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have every right to a) publish a website, b) post their criticisms of me on that website, and c) email me links to posts of their criticisms of me.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/07/opinion/trump-twitter-first-amendment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The toxic elitism of declaring voters to be unworthy of the task.” Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage people to vote for Democrats to punish Republicans, and especially to punish Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/04/07/toxic-elitism-declaring-voters-be-unworthy-task/

NEW YORK POST
— Where is Kamala? Two weeks since being named border czar, Harris still hasn’t visited. – Mark Moore
https://nypost.com/2021/04/07/two-weeks-since-being-named-border-czar-kamala-hasnt-visited/

USA TODAY
— Rutgers, Cornell mandate COVID-19 vaccines for students. Is this the new norm for college? – Chris Quintana
(DIERSEN: Soon, if not already, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will demand proof of vaccination to do anything and everything. Of course, they will selectively exempt members of protected groups: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, moderates, liberals, minorities, females, younger people, veterans, LGBTQers, disabled people, those who have less money than others, those who have more money than others, illegals, non-married people, non-gun owners, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, criminals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2021/04/07/coronavirus-college-university-vaccine-mandate-fall-semester/7107778002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Yes, Boycott Baseball. Liberals the past year have become addicted to political wokeness. It’s time for an intervention. – Daniel Henninger
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who boycott me and why they boycott me.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/yes-boycott-baseball-11617832178
— CEO’s Selective Virtue Signaling. If executives oppose restrictive voting laws, why are they singling out Georgia? – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ceos-selective-virtue-signalling-11617832596
— When Will Liberals Reclaim Free Speech? – Jonathan Zimmerman
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to abolish the First Amendment. They want to dictate all speech. They want to dictate the content of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, but failing that, they want to stop me from sending those newsletters out, but failing that, they want to stop everyone from reading those newsletters. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/when-will-liberals-reclaim-free-speech-11617813301
— As U.S. Economy Roars Back, Life in Many Poor Countries Gets Worse. Rich world is poised for strongest growth in decades, but developing world faces rising hunger, poverty and indebtedness. Gabriele Steinhauser and Saeed Shah
https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-u-s-economy-roars-back-life-in-many-poor-countries-gets-worse-11617874201
— FROM THE ARTICLE: The election leaves in limbo a project that is part of Beijing’s quest to increase its grip on the world’s rare earths—the raw materials necessary to make the batteries and magnets that power everything from cellphones and electric cars to wind turbines. Global demand for rare earths is forecast to soar, as countries push to meet their commitments under the Paris Climate Accord, which President Biden has decided to rejoin. China mines over 70% of the world’s rare earths and is responsible for 90% of the complex process to turn them into magnets, according to Adamas Intelligence, which provides research on minerals and metals. – Stacy Meichtry and Drew Hinshaw
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-rare-earths-quest-upends-greenlands-government-11617807839

BLACK ENTERPRISE
— CANDACE OWENS SAYS ‘IT’S TIME TO PULL OUR KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL’ BECAUSE THEY ARE TAUGHT ‘HOW TO HATE WHITE PEOPLE’ – Andrea Blackstone
https://www.blackenterprise.com/candace-owens-says-its-time-to-pull-our-kids-out-of-school-because-they-are-taught-how-to-hate-white-people/

NEWSWEEK
— States Must Fight Racism by Banning Critical Race Theory – MAX EDEN
https://www.newsweek.com/states-must-fight-racism-banning-critical-race-theory-opinion-1581148

FEDERAL TIMES
— Federal employees are happier with their jobs in the midst of a pandemic – Jessie Bur
(DIERSEN: Because the federal government gives lots of preference to its employees who are the following, they should be extremely happy: Democrat, moderate, liberal, minority, female, younger, veteran, non-married, LGBTQ, parents, non-Protestant, non-German American, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, and those who have less job-related education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses than their peers.)
https://www.federaltimes.com/management/2021/04/07/feds-are-happier-with-their-jobs-in-the-midst-of-a-pandemic/

TIME
— Ageist Attacks Against President Biden Reinforce Outdated Stereotypes—and Hurt Younger People, Too – TARA LAW
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who foist negative stereotypes on those who are the following: older, White, male, Trump-supporter, conservative, Republican, heterosexual, married, childless, draft avoider, non-poor, gun owners, federal employees, federal retirees, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://time.com/5952608/biden-age/

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
— Hollywood Must Do More to Combat Asian Stereotypes – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who foist negative stereotypes on Asian Americans. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kareem-abdul-jabbar-hollywood-must-do-more-to-combat-asian-stereotypes

UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO ARGONAUT
— Don’t hesitate to change your major – Carter Kolpitcke
(DIERSEN: In retrospect, with benefit of hindsight, I would have a) majored in accounting instead of management at UIC 1966-1968 and NIU 1969-1970, b) earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1976 or sooner instead of an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and c) taken the CPA examination much sooner than I did. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old. But by then, IRS and other employers viewed me as being much too old to have a successful career in accounting.)
https://www.uiargonaut.com/2021/04/07/opinion-dont-hesitate-to-change-your-major/

REFINERY 29
— Is Early Retirement Actually Worth The Cost? – WHIZY KIM
(DIERSEN: If you are not retired, when you do retire, what will you do with the rest of your life? If you are retired, what are you doing with the rest of your life? My Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Since 2000, I have been putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together and sending them out. Those newsletters a) have gone out each and every morning since 2004, b) have gone out each and evening too since 2015, c) have included links to almost 396,900 articles and information on many upcoming events, and d) have been and always will be free and contain no advertising.)
https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/2021/04/10409276/early-retirement-cost-experiences

(FROM THE ARTICLE: The retirement fantasy used to look like this: It’s your 65th birthday, and you can finally kick back. You’re basking in the glow of your sunset years, thrilled at the idea of never having to work again. Head empty, no thoughts, just Mai Tais on the beach. It’s the ultimate, idyllic reward for dedicating decades of your life to work — especially when you sometimes (or often) didn’t want to do so. In reality, retirement looks totally different than it once did — even as a fantasy. At the same time as an increasing number of Americans are retiring later than 65, many others are throwing as much money as they can toward the goal of retiring early — not just by their 50s, but in their 30s or 40s. The F.I.R.E. movement, which stands for “financial independence/retire early,” has gained a lot of disciples in recent years, but it also has its detractors. Some people love the idea in theory, but don’t think it’s feasible for them in practice. Others wonder what you do with the rest of your life if you retire in your 30s. But many of those who are on the F.I.R.E. path are quick to point out that early retirement isn’t necessarily about never working again. Instead, it’s about having more control over the work you choose to do. Ultimately, the question isn’t simply whether it’s realistic for the average person — it’s also about whether the costs of pursuing early retirement are worth it.)

April 7 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 3,790 new coronavirus cases, 28 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-3790-new-covid-19-cases-28-deaths/10495082/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-4/7/2021

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— House panel led by Illinois congressman calls YouTube Kids ‘wasteland of vapid’ content
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/house-panel-led-by-illinois-congressman-calls-youtube-kids-wasteland-of-vapid-content

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— While the nation debates voting rights, turnout in suburban Chicago municipal elections is ‘frankly disappointing’ – CLARE PROCTOR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-election-municipal-low-turnout-20210407-ecvcvo77nbap7nxzox3glwxkyq-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At the county level, voter turnout mostly hovered in the low to midteens, typical for many counties in consolidated elections. On the lower end, McHenry County reported a voter turnout of 9.5%, and Kankakee County topped voter turnouts across the counties at 18.6%. The pandemic didn’t have a significant effect on voter turnout, according to county clerks’ offices, with sufficient alternative options for people to vote early or by mail instead of in person. In Cook, DuPage and Lake counties, turnout was 14.7%, 15.6% and 13.7%, respectively. In Will County, southwest of Chicago, 15.8% of voters cast a ballot Tuesday. That’s nearly 3 percentage points higher than the previous consolidated election in 2019, which had a voter turnout of 13.2%, said Charles Pelkie, chief of staff for the Will County clerk’s office.)
— Two suburban mayors caught up in federal investigations appear headed to new terms in municipal elections – JOHN KEILMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-suburban-municipal-consolidated-election-roundup-20210407-aqstiqeyqnduvjxefxo53ate7q-story.html
— Biden’s legacy: The president who poisoned baseball. – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-prem-biden-baseball-all-star-game-kass-20210407-7amb7r3fzbgafpnyu2yjac4jbm-story.html
— Lightfoot vs. CTU over sending high schoolers back to classrooms | Oak Park residents vote down ‘defund police’ referendum | Mayor Lightfoot to attend White Sox home opener – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-ctu-cps-high-school-lightfoot-summer-festivals-spin-20210407-hbpemhzvu5f5zad4gyocbuajlm-story.html
— The All-Star Game moves, and businesses confront the perils of politics – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-all-star-game-atlanta-delta-coke-20210407-6buxagdo5je4fc4rlpchndgzey-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-georgia-voter-suppression-mlb-boycott-huppke-20210407-afzu3cas7ffhzj2nxz2jv5qqlu-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-mcconnell-baseball-delta-georgia-chapman-20210407-pfkqf5bj4vgk5bugadbpxrzfju-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— McHenry County retabulating votes, citing ‘anomalies’ – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210407/mchenry-county-retabulating-votes-citing-anomalies

WBEZ
— Asian And Black Faith Leaders Build Bonds By Reflecting On Their Common Histories – Esther Yoon-Ji Kang
https://www.wbez.org/stories/asian-and-black-faith-leaders-build-bonds-by-reflecting-on-their-common-histories/786f9086-9594-4be7-8b13-eaee3a667142

FOX ILLINOIS
— Justice Clarence Thomas roasts big tech protections in scathing letter – ELLIE BUFKIN
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/justice-clarence-thomas-roasts-big-tech-protections-in-scathing-letter
— Pence launches new group as Trump aides line up new roles – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/pence-launches-new-group-as-trump-aides-line-up-new-roles

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Republican Danijela Sandberg Elected Algonquin Township Road Commissioner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/06/update-republican-danijela-sandberg-elected-algonquin-township-road-commissioner/
— Lakewood Village President Phil Stephan Wiped Out by David Stavropoulos, Trustee Running Mates Win, Too
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/06/lakewood-village-president-phil-stephan-wiped-out-by/
— Election 2021: Algonquin School District 300 Board – Three Dems Win
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/06/d300040621/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS DEMOCRATS LAUNCH NEW ONLINE REDISTRICTING MAP MAKING PORTAL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/04/illinois-democrats-launch-new-online-redistricting-map-making-portal.html
— NEW POLL SHOWS THE OUTRAGE OVER GEORGIA VOTING LAW IS ABSOLUTE NONSENSE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/04/new-poll-shows-the-outrage-over-georgia-voting-law-is-absolute-nonsense.html
— ROSSI: HARD FACTS PROVING THE DISHONESTY OF THE LEFT’S WAR ON “ASSAULT RIFLES”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/04/rossi-hard-facts-proving-the-dishonesty-of-the-lefts-war-on-assault-rifles.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— CNN Versus Biological Reality. The media and medical industrial complex’s drive to deconstruct sex. – JENNIFER BILEK
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/cnn-versus-biological-reality/
— Joe Biden’s Liberal American Catholicism. The president’s first faith, like that of most American Catholics, is in liberalism. – BEN HACHTEN
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/joe-bidens-liberal-american-catholicism/

DAILY HEADLINES
— This Is The List Of The 200 Companies That Want To Help Liberals Steal Elections!
https://dailyheadlines.com/we-have-the-list-of-200-companies-that-go-on-record-to-oppose-election-integrity-laws/

GOPUSA
— Biden Doubles Down On Georgia, Tells Citizens To ‘Smarten Up’ Over New ‘Jim Crow’ Law
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=108582
— Democrat Threats To End 2nd Amendment Rights Fuel Gun Sales
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=108594
— Overwhelming Percentage Of Americans Support Voter ID Requirements
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=108592
— United To Train And Hire More Pilots, Half Must Be Female Or POC
(DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=108578

CNS NEWS
— Silicon Valley Bans Patriots, But Permits Human Smuggling Apps – Michelle Malkin
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/michelle-malkin/michelle-malkin-silicon-valley-bans-patriots-permits-human-smuggling

PATRIOT POST
— Demos Don’t Give a Damn About Immigrants, Except… Biden’s “open border” invite has incentivized human traffickers who prey on migrants and their children. – MARK ALEXANDER
https://patriotpost.us/alexander/78976-demos-dont-give-a-damn-about-immigrants-except-dot-dot-dot-2021-04-07

ONE NEWS NOW
— Wheaton accused of another ‘woke’ decision. The “wokeness” epidemic has again hit the historic campus of Wheaton College, where a small but vocal group complained about a plaque, now removed, that honored slain missionaries and Wheaton alumni Jim Elliot and Ed McCully. – Bob Kellogg
https://onenewsnow.com/education/2021/04/07/wheaton-accused-of-another-woke-decision

EPOCH TIMES
— 246 Fully Vaccinated People in Michigan Test Positive for COVID-19; 3 Dead – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/246-fully-vaccinated-people-in-michigan-test-positive-for-covid-19-3-dead_3765643.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.
https://thehill.com/latino/547044-five-reasons-why-us-faces-chronic-crisis-at-border
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater promotes hatred against Republicans.
https://thehill.com/homenews/the-memo/547048-the-memo-boehners-blasts-dont-move-todays-gop?userid=3526

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use the Capitol Riot to destroy Republicans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/07/us/politics/house-democrats-republicans-capitol-riot.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater says “The GOP hates baseball now. But it has always been a conservative sport. A culture war with Major League Baseball might be a tough sell for loyal Republicans.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/04/07/baseball-trump-georgia-voters/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater says “The GOP can’t be saved. Center-right voters need to become Biden Republicans.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/04/07/gop-cant-be-saved-center-right-voters-need-become-biden-republicans/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Census Delay Spells Election Chaos for States. Some states already have decided to use outdated data for redistricting. – Tim Henderson
https://www.govexec.com/oversight/2021/04/census-delay-spells-election-chaos-states/173198/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Don’t Trust Political News, Say Most Reporters Want to Help Biden
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/media/voters_don_t_trust_political_news_say_most_reporters_want_to_help_biden

April 6 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— No limit? Republican Gary Rabine ups the ante in high-stakes governor’s race. And while the trigger that Republican Gary Rabine tripped is designed to help other candidates in the race without personal fortunes, it also benefits Rabine, allowing him to accept contributions of any amount from other donors. – Andrew Sullender
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2021/4/5/22369077/republican-gary-rabine-pritzker-self-financing-governors-race-bailey-schimpf
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage Blacks to hate Republicans.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/4/5/22368292/dr-martin-luther-king-mlk-dream-jesse-jackson-column

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 2,102 new coronavirus cases, 11 deaths; Pritzker hopeful vaccine will help avoid 4th surge – Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2102–new-covid-cases-11-deaths/10487826/

WTTW
— Equity, Privacy Concerns Among Considerations for Vaccine Passports – Marissa Nelson
(DIERSEN: From what I see, sooner or later, if you cannot prove that you are fully vaccinated, Democrats and RINOs will bar you from a) entering buildings, b) leaving your residence, c) holding a job, d) being a member of organizations, e) getting an education, f) voting, h) owning real estate, vehicles, or other property, i) etc. Exceptions will only be made for those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, not married, veteran, moderate, liberal, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, RINO, those who are in America illegally, those who have less money than others, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://news.wttw.com/2021/04/05/equity-privacy-concerns-among-considerations-vaccine-passports

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— 1 in 3 college students face food insecurity – expanding SNAP benefits on campus will help stave off hunger – Anastasia Snelling
(DIERSEN: Did you face food insecurity while you were in college? I did not. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress a) that my parents provided me with room and board in their home in Crete while I attended UIC 1966-1968, weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and the summer of 1969 and b) that I paid for my room and board at NIU weekdays during my first semester at NIU in 1969, two semesters at NIU 1969-1970, and the summer of 1970 with money that I earned working part-time for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969. They stress that I bought a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967 and a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968 with money I earned working for the Post Office..)
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/1-in-3-college-students-face-food-insecurity-16077191.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County tops 500,000 COVID-19 vaccines administered, region’s positivity rate rises to 6.5% – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/04/06/dupage-county-tops-500000-covid-19-vaccines-administered-regions-positivity-rate-rises-to-65/

CHICAGO NOW
— Berkowitz w/likely GOP GOV Candidate Porter on Dems’ dreary shakedown vision
https://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2021/04/watch-berkowitz-w-likely-gop-gov-candidate-porter-on-dems-dreary-shakedown-vision-on-cable-in-chicago-tonight-later-this-week-in-n-nw-suburbs-aurora-rockford-and-24-7-on-web/

CENTER SQUARE
— State elections board executive director on paid leave after attempted extortion scheme – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/state-elections-board-executive-director-on-paid-leave-after-attempted-extortion-scheme/article_92d46ce0-9663-11eb-a44e-3301cfdf2d18.html

FOX NEWS
— Rand Paul on MLB-Georgia controversy: ‘If they want to boycott us, let’s boycott them’ Corporations may change their tune ‘when half the country quits drinking Coca-Cola and half the country quits using Delta’, GOP senator says
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/rand-paul-mlb-all-star-game-georgia-controversy

THE HILL
— Republican battle with MLB intensifies – ALEXANDER BOLTON
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/546591-republican-battle-with-mlb-intensifies

YAHOO NEWS
— Illinois Board Of Elections Executive Director Placed On Leave After Extortion Attempt
https://news.yahoo.com/illinois-board-elections-executive-director-231000815.html

CBS NEWS
— Peoria will rename seven public schools that currently honor historical figures, citing their complicated legacies with regard to human rights and slavery.
https://www.cbsnews.com/video/illinois-school-district-to-remove-names-of-historical-figures-from-7-schools-citing-complicated-legacies/

NEW YORK TIMES
— American Flags Are Not Useful Political Clues, And Other Lessons From Google Street View – Emily Badger, Josh Katz and Kevin Quealy
(DIERSEN: Only 157 in my precinct voted for Trump while 269 voted for Biden. LGBTQ-promoting churches are just north and just south of my precinct. My precinct’s polling place is the LGBTQ-promoting and BLM-promoting church just south of the precinct. Ever-since the 2015 gerrymandering, my precinct contains the Wheaton Warrenville School District 200 Administration building, a public grade school, and a public middle school. My precinct has fewer middle-income voters, more lower-income voters, and more upper-income voters than many other precincts. My precinct has had far more teardowns than many other precincts. From what I see, about 4 out 5 times when a home owned by Republicans is sold, it is bought by Democrats.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/04/06/upshot/trump-biden-quiz-photos.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: We recently showed Times readers images culled from Google Street View of 10,000 neighborhoods around the United States. Could readers guess, we wondered, how residents in a given place voted in the 2020 presidential election just by eyeballing a typical street scene?. . .The easy ones: packed cities and open skies. . .The hardest ones: rural Biden, urban Trump. . .The role of income. . .Tricks readers said they tried: flags, trucks and sidewalks. . .Flags. . .Trucks. . .Sidewalks. . .The magic density tipping point. . .Main Street(s), U.S.A.)

WASHINGTON POST
— Republicans ramp up attacks on corporations over Georgia voting law, threaten ‘consequences’ – Marianna Sotomayor and Todd C. Frankel
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/georgia-voting-mlb-trump-mcconnell/2021/04/05/5aa65090-9622-11eb-962b-78c1d8228819_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Why can’t we talk about ideology’s role when killers aren’t white? – Jonathan S. Tobin
https://nypost.com/2021/04/05/why-cant-we-talk-about-ideologys-role-when-killers-arent-white/

USA TODAY
— ‘Repeating the same exact mistakes’: Illinois bar linked to COVID-19 outbreak resulting in 46 cases, 650 kids sent home from school – Adrianna Rodriguez
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/04/05/covid-cdc-study-finds-illinois-bar-event-linked-outbreak-46-cases/7091773002/

BOSTON GLOBE
— The era of big populism is over. The era of big corporations running the American political conversation is back – James Pindell
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/04/06/nation/era-big-populism-is-over-era-big-corporations-running-american-political-conversation-is-back/

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— New focus for vaccine push: Republican men – Ariel Hart and Chris Joyner
https://www.ajc.com/news/investigations/new-focus-for-vaccine-push-republican-men/WG6SAAVKMJHEBEKHH6PEFESKKI/

SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT
— We Have to Prove Democracy Works – Robert H. Sulnick
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, voters who are members of Group A use democracy to get rid of voters who are members of Group B. Members of Group A are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and members of Group B are pro-law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.independent.com/2021/04/05/we-have-to-prove-democracy-works/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters encourage Asian-Americans to hate Republicans.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/violence-spurs-many-asian-americans-to-activism-for-first-time-11617701400
https://www.wsj.com/articles/asian-americans-feel-the-hate-11617661203

FORTUNE
— How Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wants to fix social media – DANIELLE ABRIL
https://fortune.com/2021/04/05/supreme-court-justice-clarence-thomas-social-media-section-230-trump/

FORBES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Billionaire Beau Wrigley To Expand Cannabis Company To Illinois – Will Yakowicz
(DIERSEN: To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/willyakowicz/2021/04/06/billionaire-beau-wrigley-to-expand-cannabis-company-to-illinois/

JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTANCY
— The struggles and triumphs of the first Black CPAs – Courtney Vien
(DIERSEN: From what I can tell, in 1997, one of my subordinates who was GAO’s only Black CPA in its Chicago office threatened to leave GAO if GAO did not a) force me to retire, b) give him my job, and c) give him preferred corner office.)
https://www.journalofaccountancy.com/podcast/black-cpa-centennial-struggles-triumphs-of-first-black-cpas.html

INSIDE HIGHER ED
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats force evangelical Christian colleges to promote LGBTQ.
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2021/04/06/lgbt-students-sue-education-department-over-title-ix-religious-exemption
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Current and former students at evangelical Christian colleges sued the Education Department to get the religious exemption to antidiscrimination protections granted to the institutions declared unconstitutional. About 30 current and former students at evangelical colleges filed suit last week against the U.S. Department of Education, asking that the religious exemption to a federal law prohibiting sex-based discrimination at educational institutions be declared unconstitutional in how it is applied to LGBTQ students.)

FIVE THIRTY EIGHT
— Why The Republican Party Isn’t Rebranding After 2020 – Perry Bacon Jr.
(DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs a) want Republicans to lose elections, b) want the Republican Party to dump its traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in its platform, and c) want the Republican Party to dump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-the-republican-party-isnt-rebranding-after-2020/

REASON
— Justice Thomas Wonders When Supreme Court Will Have To Consider Social Media’s Private Deplatforming Power. A moot case about Trump blocking tweets leads to concerns that tech companies have too much control over speech. – SCOTT SHACKFORD
https://reason.com/2021/04/05/justice-thomas-wonders-when-supreme-court-will-have-to-consider-social-medias-private-deplatforming-power/

April 5 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Chicago shootings: 34 shot, 7 fatally, in weekend violence across city
https://abc7chicago.com/34-shot-7-fatally-in-chicago-weekend-violence-/10486825/#new_tab
— Children now playing ‘huge role’ in spread of COVID-19 variant, expert says
https://abc7chicago.com/health/kids-now-playing-huge-role-in-spread-of-covid-19-variant-expert-says/10486843/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois politicians behaving badly: A never-ending series – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-corruption-ethics-annazette-collins-20210405-uxlmoykgnrdmxhewn4rb7ctgp4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2021/4/5/22363414/pot-shops-dispensaries-illinois-verano-zen-leaf-wrigley-windy-city
— Giannoulias’ seven-figure campaign haul puts him in driver’s seat for fundraising in secretary of state race. Added to what he already had in his account, the new fundraising gives Giannoulias over $2.1 million cash on hand for the race, which has become crowded with announced and prospective candidates since Jesse White said he won’t seek reelection. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2021/4/5/22364780/giannoulias-fundraising-secretary-state-jesse-white-valencia-yarbrough-hastings-dowell-quarterly
— Illinois’ coronavirus positivity rate remains at a two-month high. Illinois is seeing a troubling upward trend in its pandemic numbers that could lead officials to tighten restrictions on businesses once again. – Madeline Kenney
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2021/4/4/22367008/illinois-coronavirus-positivity-rate-high-data-covid-19

DAILY HERALD
— Have problems voting on Election Day? Hotlines in various languages can help – Elena Ferrarin
(DIERSEN: To vote, you must be a United States citizen. To become a United States citizen, you must be able to read, write and speak basic English.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210405/have-problems-voting-on-election-day-hotlines-in-various-languages-can-help

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: UI students approve nonbinding referendum to reallocate police funding. – Ben Zigterman
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/ui-students-approve-nonbinding-referendum-to-reallocate-police-funding/article_27a21836-6e78-5ed0-88ee-a7d7d70f3bc2.html

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Syverson casts lone ‘no’ vote on bill to allow politicians to use campaign funds to pay for child care – Zeta Cross
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/syverson-casts-lone-no-vote-on-bill-to-allow-politicians-to-use-campaign-funds-to/article_e74ba028-93ec-11eb-8f4f-978f3f58707d.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— School Board Candidate Slanders IFI in Shocking Press Release – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2021/04/school-board-candidate-slanders-ifi-in-shocking-press-release/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Cities that slashed police funding inundated by spike in homicides. Analysis finds 28% increase from same period last year. – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/apr/4/homicide-spike-inundates-cities-slashed-police-fun/

AMERICAN THINKER
— A list of questions that real journalists would ask Joe Biden – Andrea Widburg
(DIERSEN: Candidates on April 6 ballots should be asked the following questions: If elected, would you encourage or discourage promotion of the following: a) reparations, b) BLM, c) LGBTQ, d) dependency on government, e) dependency on charity, f) abortion, g) mass/illegal immigration, h) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) more gun controls, j) patronage, k) political affiliation discrimination, l) reverse discrimination, and m) age discrimination?)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/04/a_list_of_questions_that_real_journalists_would_ask_joe_biden.html
— Trump’s call for boycotts may finally teach big business to stop siding with the Dems – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/04/trumps_call_for_boycotts_may_finally_teach_big_business_to_stop_siding_with_the_dems.html
— Boycott boomerang: Genius Dems start to realize Georgia boycott will cost them votes in the Peach State – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/04/boycott_boomerang_genius_dems_start_to_realize_georgia_boycott_will_cost_them_votes_in_the_peach_state.html
— Vaccine Passports to Hell – Jeff Crouere
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/04/vaccine_passports_to_hell.html
— Vacation in Hawaii: Prison on the Pacific – Brian C. Joondeph
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/04/vacation_in_hawaii_prison_on_the_pacific.html
— Migrants are Islam’s ‘eye’ on the West – Raymond Ibrahim
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/04/migrants_are_islams_eye_on_the_west.html
— Mass shootings are less about guns than mental illness – Lloyd Brown
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/04/mass_shootings_are_less_about_guns_than_mental_illness.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— A Government of Thugs, by Thugs, for Thugs. The Democrats seem to have taken their cues from earlier totalitarians in the way they have built bridges to the world’s thug population. – Paul Gottfried
https://amgreatness.com/2021/04/04/a-government-of-thugs-by-thugs-for-thugs/

CHRISTIANITY DAILY
— Trump Urges Boycott Of Woke Companies Opposing Georgia’s New Election Laws, Says ‘We Will Not Become A Socialist Nation’ – ANTON CARILLO
http://www.christianitydaily.com/articles/11375/20210405/trump-urges-boycott-of-woke-companies-opposing-georgia-s-new-election-laws-says-we-will-not-become-a-socialist-nation.htm

DAILY CALLER
— When Did ‘Assigning Sex At Birth’ Become A Debatable, Controversial Issue?
https://dailycaller.com/2021/04/02/assigning-sex-at-birth-debate-controversy-history-cnn/

PJ MEDIA
— Biden’s ‘Go Big’ Agenda Threatens a Lot More Than ‘White Privilege’ – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/04/04/bidens-go-big-agenda-threatens-a-lot-more-than-white-privilege-n1437313

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— The Kind of Leaders the Conservative Movement Needs To Stop the Left – Kay C. James
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican leaders a) but who do little or nothing to defend or advance the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform and b) but who focus on destroying those like me who promote the aforesaid planks.)
https://www.heritage.org/conservatism/commentary/the-kind-leaders-the-conservative-movement-needs-stop-the-left

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Steve Hilton: “Wokeism” Is The Biggest Threat To America – Tim Hains
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/04/05/steve_hilton_wokeism_is_the_biggest_threat_to_america.html

EPOCH TIMES
— Georgia GOP Legislators Seek to Remove Coca Cola Products From Office Amid Voting Law Row – Janita Kan
https://www.theepochtimes.com/georgia-gop-legislators-seek-to-remove-coca-cola-products-from-office-amid-voting-law-row_3761419.html
— How Communist China Is Exploiting Perceived US Weakness
https://www.theepochtimes.com/video-how-communist-china-is-exploiting-perceived-us-weakness-and-becoming-more-aggressive-kt-mcfarland_3756098.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Big Business proves that it does not exist to make money, but to push the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms. Ever-increasingly, Big Business makes it clear that it will destroy you if you do not promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, BLM, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/546409-juan-williams-corporate-leaders-must-bring-down-georgias-unjust-law
— Lawmakers say fixing border crisis is Biden’s job – ALEXANDER BOLTON
(DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/546333-lawmakers-say-fixing-border-crisis-is-bidens-job

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/04/05/liz-cheney-battle-trumpworld-479021

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote vaccination.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/04/politics/biden-easter-message-covid-vaccine/index.html
— As restrictive voting bills multiply, GOP signals it won’t bow to corporate pressure – Maeve Reston
https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/04/politics/georgia-voting-law-mlb-leaving/index.html

REUTERS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Half of Republicans believe false accounts of deadly U.S. Capitol riot.”
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-politics-disinformation-idUSKBN2BS0RZ

NBC NEWS
— How Chicago’s affordable housing system perpetuates city’s long history of segregation. Government-backed affordable housing has largely been confined to majority Black neighborhoods with high concentrations of poverty, perpetuating the city’s history of segregation. – Safia Samee Ali
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/how-chicago-s-affordable-housing-system-perpetuates-city-s-long-n1262119

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those who are vaccinated blame COVID-19 on those who are not vaccinated.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/05/us/covid-vaccine-evangelicals.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats focus on getting Asian-Americans to hate Republicans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/04/us/georgia-asian-americans-politics.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Ever-increasingly, Big Business proves that it does not exist to make money, but to push the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms. Ever-increasingly, Big Business makes it clear that it will destroy you if you do not promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, BLM, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/05/business/voting-rights-ceos.html
— The Real Reason for the Border Crisis. No one is holding American employers to account for their willingness to hire millions of unauthorized immigrants. – Christopher Landau
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, employers make it clear that they prefer illegals over citizens of America. Illegals are far easier to exploit.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/01/opinion/us-migrants-jobs.html
— Affordable Housing Should Be a Priority – Jamelle Bouie
(DIERSEN: Where did your down payment come from? I bought a new town home in University Park September 1972 when I was 24 years old. The down payment came from what I had earned a) working for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights full-time August 1970-March 1971 and part-time since March 1971 and b) working for IRS in Chicago and then in Harvey since June 1971. That money also enabled me to buy a new 1972 Corvette in October 1971 and to pay tuition and books for graduate business courses at Loyola starting in January 1972. I had graduated debt-free from NIU August 1970 owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE. The money for tuition, books, and room and board came from what I earned delivering mail for the Park Forest Post Office November 1966-September 1969. I bought a studio condo in downtown Chicago in 1974 and a one bedroom condo in downtown Chicago in 1976. The down payments came from what I earned working for IRS. My wife and I bought a home in Wheaton in 1978. The down payment came from what she had earned working for the FBI and U.S. League of Savings Institutions (League). We had a new home built in Wheaton in 1984. The down payment came from the equity that we had in our home and from what I earned working for GAO and from what my wife earned working for the League.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/opinion/biden-jobs-plan-housing.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use the Capitol Riot to destroy individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/04/us/politics/domestic-terrorism-biden.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The Proud Boys and Oath Keepers allegedly teamed up for the Capitol invasion. Should we worry? Here’s what we know about what happens when armed militant groups collaborate. – Brian J. Phillips
(DIERSEN: The Proud Boys and Oath Keepers knew that the Capitol Riot would harm Trump, so therefore, the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers are anti-Trump.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/04/05/proud-boys-oath-keepers-teamed-up-capitol-invasion-should-we-worry/

USA TODAY
— ‘Radical Left CRAZIES:’ Trump issues Easter greetings by attacking political rivals, griping about election loss. – David Jackson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/04/04/crazies-donald-trump-issues-easter-greetings-attacking-rivals/7082849002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Joe Biden’s American Grandstand The president panders to the young, like the Dick Clark of 21st-century statesmen. – Lance Morrow
(DIERSEN: What do you say to politicians who pander to minorities, females, younger people, LGBTQers, those who have financial, health, and/or other problems, veterans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, moderates and liberals, those who are not married, renters, illegals, criminals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, non-gun owners, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time? I should write a book about the aforesaid politicians.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-bidens-american-grandstand-11617559989
— How to Know if Your Retirement Savings Are on Track – Glenn Ruffenach
(DIERSEN: I saved lots more for my retirement than my peers. According to my critics/opponents, I could do that a) because I avoided the draft, b) because the federal government grossly overpaid me, c) because of my wife’s income, and d) because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents. In my defense, I spent far less on immediate pleasures than my peers did.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-know-if-your-retirement-savings-are-on-track-11617311712
— If You Sell a House These Days, the Buyer Might Be a Pension Fund. Yield-chasing investors are snapping up single-family homes, competing with ordinary Americans and driving up prices. – Ryan Dezember
https://www.wsj.com/articles/if-you-sell-a-house-these-days-the-buyer-might-be-a-pension-fund-11617544801

NEW CRITERION
— Crony capitalism and professional sports. On public funding for professional athletic arenas. – James Piereson
https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/crony-capitalism-and-professional-sports

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/05/united-states-immigration-exclusion/618390/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Allergic reaction to U.S. religious right fueling decline of religion.”
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/05/americans-religion-rightwing-politics-decline

April 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 3,235 new coronavirus cases, 24 deaths. Chicago’s top doctor issues Easter weekend warning as COVID cases climb.
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-3235-new-covid-cases-24-deaths/10474609/
— Florida governor issues order banning ‘vaccine passports’ – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/florida-governor-issues-order-banning-vaccine-passports/10475937/

NBC5
— Illinois ‘Would Welcome’ MLB All-Star Game, Pritzker Says
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-would-welcome-all-star-game-pritzker-says/2477548/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger is at war with Trumpism, but GOP ‘tribes’ are heavily against him – ERIC ZORN
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. I am a member of the Republican Party’s platform tribe.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-kinzinger-trump-republican-tribes-poll-fabrizio-zorn-20210402-ttjzojzj3rgivi7rxxc4upf4em-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The bad news for Kinzinger is that a recent national survey of more than 1,200 Republican voters found that only 15% fall into the “Never Trump” category. The survey, conducted by Fabrizio, Lee and Associates, a Republican polling firm, and released in March, sorted the GOP into five “tribes,” four of which are populated by Trump fans. The “Diehard Trumpers” tribe makes up 27% of the party, the survey found. Members of this group said they “believe Trump should still lead the party,” will definitely support him if he runs for president in 2024 and consider themselves more Trump supporters than Republicans. The “Infowars GOP” tribe — the crackpot caucus — makes up 10% of the party and its members believe “several conspiracy theories pushed by QAnon” as part of their near unanimous support of Trump. The “Trump Boosters” tribe makes up 28% of the party, according to the poll findings. These Republicans give the ex-president “very strong job approval ratings” and show a preference for Trump in a theoretical primary ballot. The “Post-Trump GOP” tribe, 20% of the party, has a “strong, positive opinion” of Trump, but members say they think it’s time for him to step back. Yet only 5% of that tribe expressed support for the theoretical 2024 candidacy of Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, the most Kinzingeresque of the potential Republican presidential hopefuls. Overall, 88% of respondents had a favorable opinion of Trump’s presidency and 57% said they’d definitely vote for him if he runs again. And while, yes, Anthony Fabrizio worked as a pollster for Trump in 2016 and 2020, FiveThirtyEight’s pollster rating gives his firm decent marks and says its results skew slightly Democratic. Further, the overall image emerging from the Fabrizio Lee poll of the GOP as a party in cultish thrall to Trump is born out by news story after news story of moderate Republican officeholders under threat or heading for the exits. Kinzinger hasn’t announced his political plans yet and did not return my request for comment. But if he runs for reelection in 2022 the “fight and battle” he envisions looks to be far tougher than just “difficult.”)
— Capitol Police officer killed, another injured when car rams barricade; knife-wielding driver shot dead – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-us-capitol-shooting-20210402-e4uu4y3ufjhepbna5dmzekla4a-story.html
— Local politicos put together wish lists as Biden pushes $2T infrastructure plan | At 2-year mark, Lightfoot has yet to fulfill key campaign promises | White House sends Easter eggs to Chicago – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-biden-infrastructure-illinois-wishlist-lightfoot-campaign-promises-spin-20210402-avbgdjhnd5hlji6guufgzrflne-story.html
— Ballot drop boxes and curbside voting now allowed for all Illinois elections
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-election-drop-box-20210402-6k55nglijrfx3ltzlhnm34emui-story.html
— Conservatives’ rejection of vaccine passports defies conservatism – Conservatives’ rejection of vaccine passports defies conservatism – STEVE CHAPMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-vaccine-passports-republicans-desantis-chapman-20210402-tsqvgje4krchtenqizrv47nnca-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations. Democrats do everything that they can to make Republicans pay the price of AA, Diversity, and Inclusion. Democrats use AA, Diversity, and Inclusion to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/4/2/22363316/evanston-reparations-robin-rue-simmons

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker signs Morrison’s vote-by-mail expansion legislation into law – JJ Bullock
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210402/pritzker-signs-morrisons-vote-by-mail-expansion-legislation-into-law

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters encourage Asian-Americans to hate Republicans.
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/asian-american-university-students-in-illinois-fear-for-elders-after-spate-of-racist-attacks-urge/article_a4222072-c3b1-5dd0-b9a9-aae6620e2fa6.html

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— Liz Gorman slams Keith Pekau’s “fake Republicans” in video ads
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2021/04/02/gorman-slams-pekaus-fake-republicans-in-video-ads/

NORTHERN STAR
— Kinzinger discusses state of US democracy in NIU lecture series – Greg Gancarz
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, in Illinois, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use “democracy” to destroy individuals, destroy organizations, destroy companies, and destroy governments that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://northernstar.info/84823/news/kinzinger-discusses-state-of-us-democracy-lecture-series/

DES PLAINES PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shooting to promote hatred against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are White men.
https://patch.com/illinois/desplaines/asian-american-caucus-lawmakers-hold-vigil-rally-evanston

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Socialists fight to hold on to Glen Ellyn school board
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/585006222-socialists-fight-to-hold-on-to-glen-ellyn-school-board

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Demand rising for use of military bases to house migrant children amid surge – Abraham Mahshie
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/demand-rising-use-military-bases-house-migrant-children

FOX NEWS
— CBP projects 184,000 migrant children will cross border in fiscal year 2021 It would be the highest number of unaccompanied children on record – Adam Shaw, Griff Jenkins
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cbp-projects-184000-migrant-children-cross-border-fy-2021
— The problem with having a ‘woke’ military – Rachel Campos-Duffy
https://www.foxnews.com/media/rachel-campos-duffy-the-problem-with-having-a-woke-military
— California, New York localities push reparations through Universal Basic Income. Rochester is also proposing a home ownership program. – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-new-york-reparations-universal-basic-income

GOPUSA
— The Left Opposes IDs For Voting, But Not For Vaccines
https://www.gopusa.com/the-left-opposes-ids-for-voting-but-not-for-vaccines/
— CNN: There Is ‘No Consensus Criteria For Assigning Sex At Birth’ – Accuracy in Media
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=108408
— AOC: There’s NO Border Crisis… And Don’t Say SURGE! – Bobby Eberle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=108405

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Biden Restarts Visa Program to Outsource Jobs – Liz Sheld
https://amgreatness.com/2021/04/02/morning-greatness-biden-restarts-visa-program-to-outsource-jobs/

BREITBART
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Booed at Wrigley Field – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2021/04/02/chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-booed-wrigley-field/
— Blue State Blues: Joe Biden Turns Out to Be the Socialist He Said He Wasn’t – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/04/02/blue-state-blues-joe-biden-turns-out-to-be-the-socialist-he-said-he-wasnt/
— New Houston Facility to House 500 Unaccompanied Migrant Girls – ILDEFONSO ORTIZ and BRANDON DARBY
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2021/04/02/report-new-houston-facility-to-house-500-unaccompanied-migrant-girls/
— MLB Caves to Biden, Moves All-Star Game in Response to GA Voting Law – DYLAN GWINN
https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2021/04/02/mlb-caves-biden-moves-all-star-game-in-response-to-ga-voting-law/
— Evidence Is Mounting That Enhanced Employment Benefits Are Keeping Americans Out Of Jobs – JOHN CARNEY
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/04/02/carney-evidence-is-mounting-that-enhanced-employment-benefits-are-keeping-americans-out-of-jobs/

BLAZE
— CNN analyst urges Biden administration to tie vaccinations to Americans’ ‘freedoms’ ‘If everything is reopened, what’s the carrot going to be?’ – BRECK DUMAS
(DIERSEN: How soon will the Democrats make it illegal to leave your home if you are not fully vaccinated? That would stop me from a) attending Milton Township Republican Organization meetings in person, b) going door-to-door collecting signatures in my precinct on nominating petitions for Republican candidates, and c) going door-to-door delivering campaign literature in my precinct for Republican candidates.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/cnn-analyst-urges-biden-administration-to-tie-vaccinations-to-americans-freedoms

DAILY CALLER
— Around 1,000 Illegal Migrants Evading Overwhelmed Border Officials Daily – KAYLEE GREENLEE
https://dailycaller.com/2021/04/02/illegal-migrant-got-aways-cbp-1000-daily/

FEDERALIST
— Border Patrol Is So Overwhelmed That Nearly 1000 Migrants A Day Are Crossing Unpursued
https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/02/border-patrol-is-so-overwhelmed-that-nearly-1000-migrants-a-day-are-crossing-unpursued/

HANNITY
— CHAOS: 171,000+ Migrants Breached US Border in March, Highest Number in the Past 15 YEARS
https://hannity.com/media-room/chaos-171000-migrants-breached-us-border-in-march-highest-number-in-the-past-15-years/

NEWSMAX
— Facebook, Twitter Employees Donated Almost Exclusively to Dems – Brian Trusdell
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/facebook-twitter-dems-house/2021/04/02/id/1016191/

TOWNHALL
— Biden Scolds Americans for Acting Like They Have Freedom – Leah Barkoukis
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2021/04/02/biden-remarks-n2587334
— How Former Gov. Walker Is Providing a ‘Cancel Culture’ Alternative for America’s Youth – Connor McNulty
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/connormcnulty/2021/04/02/former-gov-walker-introduces-the-long-game-action-plan-providing-acancel-culture-alternative-for-americas-youth-n2587331

NEWS BUSTERS
— According to liberal journalists, conservative Republicans would do absolutely horrific things to get and stay in power, even wage a “Holy War” and commit “torture“ to bring back “Jim Crow” laws. – Geoffrey Dickens (DIERSEN: Democrats defend liberals. RINOs do not defend conservatives.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/geoffrey-dickens/2021/04/02/smearing-conservatives-shootings-acceptable-want-jim-crow-back

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— What’s Jesus coming back for? – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/what-s-jesus-coming-back-for
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Back in 2014, Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty clan and a committed Evangelical Christian preached an Easter sermon about sin at Whites Ferry Road Church in his hometown of West Monroe, LA. The substance of the sermon, based on a verse from Corinthians defining “sinners,” eventually got him pushed out of his TV show and generally deplatformed. “Neither the sexually immoral, nor the idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God,” preached Mr. Robertson. The New York Post reported that during the time Mr. Robertson was preaching the “Duck Dynasty” patriarch got tremendous rounds of applause and cheers. Does anyone reading this believe the cheers and applause were because the audience was free of sin, or that no one in attendance had checked any of the boxes on the list Paul gave us in his letter to the church at Corinth? If you do, we have a bridge in Brooklyn and a couple of New Age books to sell you, cheap.)

PATRIOT POST
— The Coalition of the Un-Woke – Josh Hammer
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/78877-the-coalition-of-the-un-woke-2021-04-02
— The Totalitarian Left – Gary Bauer
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/78879-the-totalitarian-left-2021-04-02

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— RI State Rep. Patricia Morgan: Keep Critical Race Theory Out Of Schools, “it is a step backwards for our country” – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/04/ri-state-rep-patricia-morgan-keep-critical-race-theory-out-of-schools-it-is-a-step-backwards-for-our-country/

ONE AMERICA NEWS NOW
— Biden Assembles Cabinet, Praises ‘Diversity’ Over Competence
(DIERSEN: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would have presented a jury with many examples in which my Democrat GAO superiors promoted over me their Democrat employees who were minority, female, and/or younger and who had less job-related work experience, education, and/or professional certifications and licenses than I had.)
https://www.oann.com/biden-assembles-cabinet-praises-diversity-over-competence/

THE HILL
— Number of migrants detained at southern border reaches 15-year high – CELINE CASTRONUOVO
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/546188-number-of-migrants-detained-at-southern-border-reaches-15-year-high
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater says “Asking the wrong questions about our culture of toxic polarization.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/546205-asking-the-wrong-questions-about-our-culture-of-toxic-polarization

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Seven Democratic governors are calling on President Joe Biden to lift the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions that was a part of former President Donald Trump’s massive 2017 tax law.
https://waow.com/2021/04/02/7-governors-call-on-biden-to-lift-10k-cap-on-tax-deductions/

REUTERS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats “push U.S. companies to get political.”
https://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSL1N2LU01E?il=0

NEW YORK TIMES
— Arrivals at the southern border surpassed a 15-year high in March, and included many unaccompanied minors. – Zolan Kanno-Youngs
(DIERSEN: The more that Democrats and RINOs invite illegals, the more illegals that come.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/us/border-crossings-us-mexico.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to promote professional sports is to promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/sports/baseball/mlb-all-star-game-moved.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Border crossings in March jumped to highest level in 15 years, data shows – Nick Miroff
(DIERSEN: The more that Democrats and RINOs invite illegals, the more illegals that come.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/march-border-crossings/2021/04/02/150ee61c-93b3-11eb-9af7-fd0822ae4398_story.html

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Houston agency prepares for hundreds of migrant kids to arrive
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/immigration/article/Houston-agency-prepares-for-arrival-of-migrant-16072699.php

DESERET NEWS
— Kinzinger hoping to remake his party just tripled his fundraising numbers – D. Hunter Schwarz
(DIERSEN: “Remaking his party” is code for driving out of the Republican Party all those who voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump. 26,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump.)
https://www.deseret.com/2021/4/2/22362044/republican-party-adam-kinzinger-impeach-donald-trump-country-first-pac-fundraising

DAILY COMMERCIAL
— Enough of promoting racial disharmony – Russ Sloan
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage minorities to hate Whites who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailycommercial.com/story/opinion/columns/2021/04/02/right-enough-promoting-racial-disharmony/4850539001/

MARKET WATCH
— Why the drop in the unemployment rate to 6% doesn’t mean very much. The labor market is weaker than it seems because the official unemployment rate ignores people who’ve lost hours or have given up looking for work – Christopher F. Baum and Michael W. Klein
(DIERSEN: Because my Democrat GAO superiors had made it impossible for me to find paid work appropriate for someone with my work experience, education, professional certifications, and professional license, I gave up looking for paid work in 1998 when I was 49 years old.)
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-the-unemployment-rate-underestimates-the-number-of-unemployed-people-11617321212