January 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Sen. Don Harmon elected president of Illinois State Senate, beating out Sen. Kimberly Lightford – Craig Wall (ILGOP Chairman Tim Schneider Statement on Selection of New Senate President: “I congratulate Senator Harmon on becoming the next Illinois Senate President. I hope he brings in a new era of reform that changes course away from the decades of inaction and corruption that have plagued the capitol. The new Senate President can get a great start on that front by strongly supporting substantive ethics reform and a fair maps constitutional amendment.”)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/sen-don-harmon-elected-president-of-illinois-state-senate/5863391/

NBC5
— Don Harmon Elected President of Illinois State Senate Harmon was elected Sunday after a tight race against Sen. Kimberly Lightford – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/don-harmon-elected-president-of-illinois-state-senate/2203790/

CBS2
— Don Harmon Elected New Illinois State Senate President
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/19/don-harmon-elected-new-illinois-state-senate-president/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— San Antonio spends more than $300K to keep Chick-fil-A out of airport: report
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/san-antonio-spends-more-than-300k-to-keep-chick-fil-a-out-of-airport-report
— Virginia: Thousands expected at pro-gun rally Monday where guns are banned
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/thousands-expected-at-pro-gun-rally-monday-where-guns-are-banned

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters encourage minorities to hate Trump and to hate his supporters.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-martin-luther-king-holiday-20200119-al5bfoatyffg3cbpgqjf3om7my-story.html


— Democrats elect Don Harmon of Oak Park to succeed John Cullerton as Illinois Senate President – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-senate-president-elected-20200119-krrdz4nkwberbja7g3s6mrzw6y-story.html
— Limits on Trump impeachment trial coverage has even C-SPAN upset – MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-senate-impeachment-trial-tv-coverage-20200119-lzs2j3yjmzatbkjy5uq6ujmbue-story.html
— Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s hard exit from the royal family may be more severe than they expected – MARK LANDLER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-prince-harry-meghan-markle-royal-family-20200119-dkwodbyk3rb7xpnn6pq6yswzjq-story.html
— Who is Don Harmon? Meet the new Illinois Senate president – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-cb-don-harmon-illinois-senate-president-20200120-wptxnwtqnjcp7p2nljspleg2fm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/19/21072700/legal-pot-marijuana-illinois
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21069156/illinois-pot-shortage-supply-medical-legal-cresco-labs
— Don Harmon selected as Illinois Senate president In the end, the Senate Democratic caucus came together to support Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, who had previously served as Assistant Majority Leader — with a deal to ensure that state Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood, would maintain her post as Majority Leader. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21072955/don-harmon-kimberly-lightford-democrats-vote-senate-president
— Fact-check: Challenger Newman railroads the truth with jab at Lipinski over train crossings Congressman Dan Lipinski played no part in the law’s undoing, which Marie Newman’s campaign acknowledged in response to our inquiry. – Kiannah Sepeda-Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21071038/fact-check-newman-lipinski-railroad-politifact-democratic-primary-congress

DAILY HERALD
— Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200119/business/301199945/
— 4-year college costs push minorities into community colleges
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200119/news/301199996/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Harmon elected Senate president – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200119/harmon-elected-senate-president

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Sending wrong message – David E. Smith, Executive Director, Illinois Family Institute, Tinley Park
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/letter-sending-wrong-message/article_bd798c58-3a09-11ea-8d25-2bf15a8cc404.html
(FROM THE LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What was Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton thinking when she purchased recreational marijuana in Chicago on the first day of its legal sales in Illinois? Does she not understand that as a public official she is setting a reckless and foolish example, especially for children and teens? Illinois policy makers are sending a dangerous message to our young people. First, we called it “medicinal.” Now, we call it “recreational.” Gone are the days of “this is your brain on drugs.” Instead, elected officials like Stratton are celebrating drug use by welcoming the marijuana industry to communities throughout the state. Their feckless example will mislead citizens into a diminished understanding of the dangers of drug use until it affects them personally. As the perception of risk plummets, drug use (and addictions) will climb. Not only have lawmakers failed to do their due diligence before passing this marijuana law, but they have also failed to heed the compelling research that indicates how regular use of marijuana affects young people, including an increased risk of psychiatric illnesses and loss of IQ points. Parents, grandparents, teachers, and religious leaders would do well to counter Stratton’s irresponsible example by returning to the sensible message, “just say no to drugs.”)

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— What good are new taxes if there’s no one here to pay them? – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-what-good-are-new-taxes-if-there-s/article_5953c75d-8e65-5dc8-9305-24d6ce11c9b6.html

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters encourage minorities to hate Trump and to hate his supporters.
https://qconline.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/us-marks-king-holiday-amid-fears-of-deep-racial-divisions/article_18358e60-8c0d-5040-9872-87ef3d6b1261.html

WRAL
— Trump’s impeachment trial comes at a high point for fans – CNN
https://www.wral.com/trumps-impeachment-comes-at-a-high-point-for-fans/18897153/

CAPITOL FAX
— Harmon coverage roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/19/harmon-coverage-roundup/
— Harmon react
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/19/harmon-react/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Dems elect Harmon to serve as president of Illinois Senate – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/19/dems-elect-harmon-to-serve-as-president-of-illinoi/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/19/editorial-illinois-joins-the-rush-to-promote-and-t/

FOX NEWS
— First 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray auctioned for $3 million – Gary Gastelu
https://www.foxnews.com/auto/first-2020-chevrolet-corvette-stingray-million.amp

PJ MEDIA
— ICE Goes to War With New York City Over Sanctuary Policies – RICK MORAN 
https://pjmedia.com/trending/ice-goes-to-war-with-new-york-city-over-sanctuary-policies/

TOWNHALL
— The Entire Women’s March Can Be Summed Up In This One Video – Beth Baumann Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/01/19/the-entire-womens-march-can-be-summed-up-in-this-one-video-n2559756

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT
— Former felons could help flip Wisconsin blue in 2020 – AP
https://americanindependent.com/wisconsin-2020-election-former-felons-voter-registration-democrats-donald-trump/

DAILY CALLER
— Buttigieg Says American ‘Economy Needed 11 Million’ Illegal Immigrants – DAVID KRAYDEN (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, Democrat and RINO employers prefer hiring citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/19/buttigieg-american-economy-11-million-illegal-immigrants/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Connecticut lawmakers to resurrect age discrimination bill (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who promote age discrimination the most. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who are older, White, and/or male.)
https://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article239440223.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they are full of hatred against Trump and against anyone who does not share their hatred of Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/19/us/politics/biden-south-carolina-bernie-sanders.html

REPUBLICAN AMERICAN
— New York City has been paying for homeless people to relocate across the country, including Connecticut. Local officials say they aren’t being notified. – BRUNO MATARAZZO JR. (DIERSEN: Over the decades, how many tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of homeless people have Chicago Democrats dumped on DuPage County?)
https://www.rep-am.com/local/news-local/2020/01/18/new-york-city-has-been-paying-for-homeless-people-to-relocate-across-the-country-including-connecticut-local-officials-say-they-arent-being-notified/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Number of Islamists in Germany Reaches Record High, Says Intel Agency 12,000 Islamists active across Germany; Berlin emerges as new jihadi stronghold. – Vijeta Uniyal (DIERSEN: I would not be surprised to learn that Germany is far more anti-American now than it was during WWI or WWII.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/01/number-of-islamists-in-germany-reaches-record-high-says-intel-agency/

ABC NEWS
— ‘My story might have turned out very differently if I had been black’: Michael Bloomberg The speech is part of an effort to build support in black and brown communities. – Cheyenne Haslett and Sasha Pezenik (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, because of decimation against minorities and because of discrimination against females, if I had been a minority or a female, I would never have been able to earn a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, or c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story-turned-differently-black-michael-bloomberg/story?id=68385678

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
— Buttigieg fundraiser moved out of LGBTQ bar in Providence – Patrick Anderson
https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20200118/buttigieg-fundraiser-moved-out-of-lgbtq-bar-in-providence

LBGTQ NATION
— Only two Presidential candidates bother to show up to nation’s top LGBTQ conference Of the 16 people running for President, only two appear interested in talking to LGBTQ voters, as most campaigns skipped the top LGBTQ conference. – Juwan J. Holmes (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity focus on destroying those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/01/two-presidential-candidates-bother-show-nations-top-lgbtq-conference/

January 19 Morning Edition

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Being legal doesn’t make it good – Sherri M. Askren, President, United Way of Danville Area (DIERSEN: If you are religious, conservative, and/or Republican, you should be speaking out against pot. The leaders of the Illinois Republican Party and the leaders of your Republican county, township, and/or ward party organizations should be submitting letters to the editor like this one. Republican candidates and elected officials in Illinois, your county, your township/ward, and your municipality should be submitting letters to the editor like this one. The leaders of charitable, religious, health, education, law enforcement, etc. organizations in Illinois, your county, your township/ward, and your municipality should be submitting letters to the editor like this one.)
https://www.commercial-news.com/community/askren-being-legal-doesn-t-make-it-good/article_6b30c460-37e4-11ea-b883-db16c7d6b622.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Good Sunday morning, everyone! How do you feel about the new Illinois law legalizing marijuana? There are pros and cons to it, as there are to any topic, and everyone has his or her own opinion. I hadn’t given a lot of thought on it until I went to Walmart shopping this week. The smell of pot was everywhere — walking by people in the grocery aisles and really strong at the self-checkout lanes on the east end of the store. As a joke I said I think I could have gotten high without even smoking it if I stayed in there much longer. But here is the reality of what I am saying. The strong aroma of marijuana means to me that they most likely smoked it shortly before they came into the store, possibly while driving to the store. It is against the law to smoke marijuana while driving, just as it is against the law to drink alcohol while driving. The possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, by the driver or passenger, is not permitted unless it is in a sealed, odor-proof, child-resistant cannabis container. What else is not permitted according to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services? Using cannabis knowingly in close physical proximity to anyone under the age of 21 years of age who is not a registered medical cannabis patient. Smoking cannabis in any place where smoking is prohibited under the Smoke Free Illinois Act. Facilitating the use of cannabis by any person who is not allowed to use cannabis. The only positive effect of smoking marijuana that I have found is the reduction of chronic pain and it cures a type of epilepsy known as Lennox-Gestaut Syndrome. To me the negative effects outweigh the good, though. Smoking marijuana causes the heart rate to increase by at least 20 beats per minute, and the risk of heart attacks is four times as high as for a person who doesn’t smoke it. Marijuana causes a sting in the mouth and throat and often triggers coughing. Scientist found that people who smoke it regularly had respiratory problems. It also has four times the amount of tar and twice as many carcinogens than tobacco, therefore giving a greater risk to developing lung cancer. As for mothers who smoked marijuana during pregnancy, their babies were born with a delayed neurological development. Causing them problems with memory and responding to visual stimuli. I will admit I was shocked to see the extremely long line of people waiting January one to purchase the product. Many of the dispensaries in Illinois ran out and they and the state made more money in that one day then originally predicted. But just because the state of Illinois decided it was a good idea to legalize marijuana doesn’t mean it’s legal to smoke where you want, when you want, just keep that in mind. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. Live United.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Are you getting paid for that social post? Companies tap employees to spread more ‘authentic’ message online. – LAUREN ZUMBACH (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain? Have the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) and/or the leaders of your Republican county/township/ward party organizations asked you to post messages online? If so, what kinds of messages? I should write a book about IRP, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization leaders who do not want me include links in my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that promote the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the IRP platform and/or in the Republican National Committee (RNC) platform. They talk and/or act like they want the IRP and RNC to dump those planks and to dump those voters, organizations, companies, and governments that support those planks.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-employee-social-media-influencers-20200117-jv6zjtf5kndqbif65ca6dfj6ie-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200118/whats-up-next-for-legal-weed-in-illinois

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pantagraph.com/blogs/flick/flick-marijuana-traffic-jams-they-re-here/article_de6ce8c7-57db-594a-8d13-15d4163299af.html
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/cannabis-shortages-are-common-after-legalization-but-may-continue-in/article_6009a2f5-ae12-5fed-afb2-3e4bf5904856.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— No escape: Senators to be quiet, unplugged for Trump trial – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/no-escape-senators-to-be-quiet-unplugged-for-trump-trial/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Receives Update of Electronic Health Records Implementation and Impact to 2020 Elections
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/19/il-14-lauren-underwood-receives-update-of-electronic-health-records-implementation-and-impact-to-2020-elections/ 
— DeWitt Advises Small Businesses of Minimum Wage Tax Credit
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/19/dewitt-advises-small-businesses-of-minimum-wage-tax-credit/ 
— Illinois House District #66: Carolyn Schofield on Offense with Allen Skillicorn Ethics Complaint
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/18/illinois-house-district-66-carolyn-schofield-on-offense-with-allen-skillicorn-ethics-complaint/ 

FOX NEWS
— Left fears black voters are fleeing from the Democratic Party
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/left-fears-black-voters-are-fleeing-from-the-democratic-party

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Michael Bloomberg granted financial disclosure delay – Brian Slodysko
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/19/michael-bloomberg-granted-financial-disclosure-del/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The more the media try to help Elizabeth Warren, the more voters reject her – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/the-more-the-media-try-to-help-elizabeth-warren-the-more-voters-reject-her
— ‘Throw a punch, for the children’: Pelosi explains to Bill Maher the importance of ‘cold-blooded’ tactics to save country – Anthony Leonardi (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have thrown punches at me to save TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/throw-a-punch-for-the-children-pelosi-explains-to-bill-maher-the-importance-of-cold-blooded-tactics-to-save-country
(FROM THE ARTICLE: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats need to utilize “cold-blooded” tactics to win the 2020 election for the sake of the country’s future, during an interview with Bill Maher. Calling her the “Iron Lady,” Maher asked Pelosi on his Friday show for her thoughts on the current state of the Democratic Party. “I feel like the Democratic Party is very often the victim of their own purity tests,” Maher said. “I don’t worry about that,” Pelosi said. “You have to be ready to take a punch. And you have to be ready to throw a punch, for the children.” Pelosi, 79, said the Democratic Party needs to use “disciplined, focused, cold-blooded” tactics to win in 2020, just as they did in 2018. Maher concluded the interview by saying, “Good to have your cold-blooded self on our side.” Earlier in the interview, Maher, 63, insisted the Left must refrain from hating the president’s supporters, even if they hate the president himself. “You can hate Trump. You can’t hate the people who like him,” Maher said, warning, “That way lies, literally, civil war.” Pelosi agreed with Maher’s sentiment, adding that she respects constituents with whom she disagrees. Pelosi also mentioned Trump’s impeachment, saying, “And you’re impeached forever! No matter what the Senate does, it can never be erased.” Pelosi said Trump gave the Democrats no choice but to impeach him, claiming, “The president was self-impeaching almost every single day.”)

AMERICAN THINKER
— Deep Statism behind the GAO’s decision about Trump’s Ukraine funding – Andrea Widburg (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes support all the adverse actions that the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997 took against me including forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, giving me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, not promoting me beyond GS-13, getting rid of my mentor in 1987, keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forcing me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/deep_statism_behind_the_gaos_decision_about_trumps_ukraine_funding.html

BREITBART
— Hate-Spewing Protesters Claim Love Will Save the Country from Trump – PENNY STARR
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/18/hate-spewing-protesters-claim-love-will-save-the-country-from-trump/

DAILY HEADLINES
— IT BEGINS: Virginia Judge Rules No Guns Allowed At Pro-Gun Rally — In OPEN-CARRY STATE – Gateway Pundit
http://dailyheadlines.net/it-begins-virginia-judge-rules-no-guns-allowed-at-pro-gun-rally-in-open-carry-state/

PJ MEDIA
— Media and the Left Trying to Turn Law Abiding Gun Owners into Frothing, Racist, White Supremacists – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/media-and-the-left-trying-to-turn-law-abiding-gun-owners-into-frothing-racist-white-supremacists/
— There Are No ‘Moderate’ Democrats Anymore
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/there-are-no-moderate-democrats-anymore/

COLLEGE FIX
— Non-profit group: More race-conscious policies needed to thwart racism in higher education (DIERSEN: In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that Oldsmobile just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/non-profit-group-more-race-conscious-policies-needed-to-thwart-racism-in-higher-education/

CAMPUS REFORM
— ​Yale profs speak out, call on university to strive for ideological diversity – Jessica Custodio (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman? If so, what percent of the members of your county and/or township party organizations are conservative, that is, what percent speak out against the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid? Based on the aforesaid criteria, the percentages of Republican Precinct Committeemen in DuPage County and Milton Township that are conservative is very small.)

https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14229
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Yale is in the midst of a continued push for diversity of faculty including demographics of race, gender, and sexual orientation. Now, many professors at the school are calling on the institution to strive for a different type of diversity. “Yale talks a lot of diversity, but basically all that diversity means here is skin color…there’s definitely no diversity here when it comes to politics. The liberal point of view is taken to be objective-not an opinion, not a set of beliefs”)

THE HILL
— Sanders, Warren battle for progressive endorsements – SCOTT WONG (DIERSEN: If you sought a government office or a political office, who would NOT endorse you? The following would NOT endorse me: a) those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-federal employees/retirees, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time; b) those who reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks; c) those who reject the Milton Township Republican Organization resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution; d) those who focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate; d) those who were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed; and/or e) those who are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid. I should write a book about the aforesaid in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who would NOT endorse me.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/478844-sanders-warren-battle-for-progressive-endorsements

NEW YORK TIMES
— Weinstein Jury Seated After Prosecutors Accuse Defense of Excluding White Women – Reuters (DIERSEN: What if Diersen v. GAO had gone to a jury? The jury pool in Chicago is overwhelmingly anti-federal employee, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/01/18/arts/18reuters-people-harvey-weinstein-jury.html

NEW YORK POST
— Democrats’ ‘unfixable’ extremism uses Trump as an excuse: Goodwin – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2020/01/18/democrats-unfixable-extremism-uses-trump-as-an-excuse-goodwin/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump hates the poverty and crime that Democrat policies bring forth.
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-01-19/trump-says-he-loves-america

TWIN CITIES
— Cottage Grove church to usher out gray-haired members in effort to attract more young parishioners – BOB SHAW (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will conservative and Republican organizations in Illinois officially “usher out” their members who are “older” and especially those who are conservative, Republican, Trump supporters, White, male, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.twincities.com/2020/01/18/cottage-grove-church-united-methodist-young-parishioners/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— GOP Candidate Robert Hyde Says He Operated Facebook Pages Defending Himself Some pages were purporting to be run by groups of Trump supporters in different states – Rebecca Ballhaus and Emily Glazer (DIERSEN: Who is behind the Facebook postings that you look at? How many of them are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-candidate-hyde-says-he-operated-facebook-pages-defending-himself-11579385636
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Robert Hyde, a GOP congressional candidate who has become embroiled in the impeachment investigation, on Saturday said he had been operating Facebook pages displaying posts in his defense while purporting to be run by groups of Trump supporters in different states. After The Wall Street Journal reported on the pages’ apparent connection to Mr. Hyde, Facebook Inc. late Friday took them down. A Facebook spokeswoman said when the company finds networks of pages misleading people by concealing who is behind them, it requires owners to show additional information. Mr. Hyde didn’t respond Friday to Journal requests for comment, but he tweeted a public response Saturday. “WTF Facebook?! Please make this right and return our pages. I and other editors put a lot of time and money into these pages. You didn’t give us a deadline for the disclaimer and you said it was only necessary for and if we wanted to boost,” Mr. Hyde tweeted on Saturday, and linked to the Journal’s article. Boosting is when a Facebook user pays to reach new audiences. “We haven’t boosted in two years. No warning, nothing,” Mr. Hyde continued. “Do you all work for Adam Schiff? #facebook #stoleourpages #theft”)

24/7
— The Least Popular Members Of Congress From Every State – Samuel Stebbins (DIERSEN: To be more popular, my critics/opponents who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican want me to a) stop promoting the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform; b) glorify and praise them; c) give them money; and d) start serving as one of their operatives or dupes.) 
https://247wallst.com/special-report/2020/01/18/the-least-popular-members-of-congress-from-every-state/

GASTON GAZETTE
— GOP Candidates Forum (DIERSEN: When will the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations host candidate forums? If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting candidate forums for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, DuPage County Recorder, DuPage County Auditor, judicial, etc. candidates.) 
https://www.gastongazette.com/photogallery/NC/20200118/PHOTOGALLERY/118009984/PH/1

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
— Investing in college doesn’t always pay The thing that matters is whether you got value out of what you paid for. (DIERSEN: Did investing in college pay for you? If I had NOT earned a bachelor’s degree in business from NIU in 1970, Firestone Stores would NOT have hired me in 1970, Oldsmobile would NOT have offered me a job in 1971, and IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971. I had NOT been taking graduate business courses at Loyola, IRS might NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. If I had NOT earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, if I had NOT passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, and if I had NOT been taking graduate accounting courses at DePaul, GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980. If I had NOT earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, if I had NOT passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, if I had NOT become a licensed CPA in 1981, and if I had NOT earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986 and GAO would have forced me to retire even sooner than it did.) 
http://www.startribune.com/schafer-investing-in-college-doesn-t-always-pay/567087792/

CASPER STAR TRIBUNE
— Polling shouldn’t be used to select candidates – KEITH ROLLAND (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, Democrat and Democrat plant, Libertarian and Libertarian plant, Green and Green plant, and RINO pollsters say that voters hate those who are Republican, Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://trib.com/opinion/letters/rolland-polling-shouldn-t-be-used-to-select-candidates/article_91b1306b-b11f-5f6b-ae5e-981993f22a32.html

LAS CRUCES SUN NEWS
— Employers are not allowed to discriminate, so why are voters? – Algernon D’Ammassa (DIERSEN: What percent of the voters in your precinct, municipality, township/ward, and county are anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-Protestant, anti-German American, anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-draft avoiders, anti-etc.?)
https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/opinion/columnists/2020/01/19/employers-not-allowed-discriminate-so-why-voters-whitelash-terry-smith/4510819002/

COLORADO SPRINGS
— The Old Age of Candidates Matters – Editorial (DIERSEN: How old are you? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted age discrimination.)
https://magicvalley.com/opinion/columnists/other-view-the-old-age-of-candidates-matters/article_04f081ec-e6a3-5031-8e83-5e4e2c04331f.html

WKRG
— AL Congressional District 1 GOP candidates have first debate of 2020 – Chad Petri (DIERSEN: When will the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations host candidate debates? If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting debates for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, DuPage County Recorder, DuPage County Auditor, judicial, etc. candidates.)
https://www.wkrg.com/baldwin-county/al-congressional-district-1-gop-candidates-have-first-debate-of-2020/

HIGHER EDUCATION
— Report Favors Race-Conscious Policies – Madeline St. Amour (DIERSEN: In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that Oldsmobile just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2020/01/16/report-favors-race-conscious-policies

HR EXECUTIVE
— 3 ways to build a religiously inclusive work culture – Raafi-Karim Alidina (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who focused on turning my Jewish superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me. They stressed that I was a) Republican, b) conservative, c) 100% German national origin, d) baptized, raised and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, e) a Crete resident 1948-1972, and f) a Wheaton resident since 1978.)
https://hrexecutive.com/3-ways-to-build-a-religiously-inclusive-work-culture/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who promotes Evanston? ANSWER: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/19/reparations-program-evanston-illinois-african-americans-slavery

January 18 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Women’s March Chicago draws thousands to Grant Park in support of women’s right and civil liberties (DIERSEN: What percent of the marchers were anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/womens-march-chicago-brings-renewed-purpose-through-gallery-of-issues-/5860406/

NBC5
— Thousands Turn Out For Chicago Women’s March Demonstrations took place in Chicago and across the country to raise awareness of several issues
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/thousands-turn-out-for-chicago-womens-march/2203522/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Scenes from the 2020 Chicago Women’s March Thousands of women braved unfavorable weather Saturday to converge downtown with leaders including Lori Lightfoot, Kim Foxx and Toni Preckwinkle.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/1/18/21070962/2020-chicago-womens-march-photos

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘We cannot rest on our laurels,’ says Mayor Lori Lightfoot in Grant Park as another Women’s March Chicago is in the books after hiatus in 2019 – ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS and MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-womens-march-chicago-saturday-morning-20200117-flkr7wstu5ejtkbzfq6mn5ifeu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-shortage-forecast-20200118-ghjx5i73pffb7adlqy6u2t5nwi-story.html
— House outlines impeachment case, and Trump’s team has fiery response – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-impeachment-trial-arguments-20200118-5ijlq6wdyfew7oacrpjw2t77cy-story.html
— Deceased Republican operative’s gerrymander files posted online by estranged daughter: ‘Redistricting is one of the most profitable and businesslike investment(s) that the GOP can make’ – AP (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the Gerrymandering of my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton in 2015.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/midwest/ct-thomas-hofeller-gerrymandering-documents-20200118-n36mq3ld5zarfev6as6rpozehe-story.html
— Repeating: Democrats, it’s time for Madigan to go. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-illinois-democrats-michael-madigan-corruption-scandal-20200118-a6foyvt7lvcfpbnigl3ux7nzhi-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200118/after-felony-convictions-elgin-man-now-has-chance-to-become-a-marijuana-craft-grower
— ‘We want change’: Hundreds rally in Geneva for Fox Valley Women’s March – Lauren Rohr (DIERSEN: What percent of the marchers were anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200118/we-want-change-hundreds-rally-in-geneva-for-fox-valley-womens-march

PEKIN TIMES
— Lightford, Harmon frontrunners to replace Cullerton as Senate president – Doug Finke 
https://www.pekintimes.com/news/20200118/lightford-harmon-frontrunners-to-replace-cullerton-as-senate-president

HERALD & REVIEW
— What presidential candidates do Illinois delegates support? Here’s how it works.
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/what-presidential-candidates-do-illinois-delegates-support-here-s-how/article_50768f55-5143-51c1-aa55-4a3714810d91.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Ethics Task Force Focuses on Lobbying – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: Those who work against me talk and/or act like they are paid to do that.) 
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=297335#.XiOZ1CN_OM8

SOUTHERN
— Delegate votes in primaries can be ‘super important,’ party leader says – JERRY NOWICKI
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/delegate-votes-in-primaries-can-be-super-important-party-leader/article_a0397c17-86d6-5a7f-b5cd-50af1b950329.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Central Illinois Republican & Democratic leaders split on progressive income tax plan – Darronté Matthews
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/central-illinois-republican-democratic-leaders-split-on-progressive-income-tax-plan/

WGLT
— Republican State Officials: Democrats Will Come After Middle Class With ‘Fair’ Income Tax – BREANNA GROW
https://www.wglt.org/post/republican-state-officials-democrats-will-come-after-middle-class-fair-income-tax#stream/0

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— Naperville Homeowners Confederation Host Roundtable
https://www.nctv17.com/news/nap-homeowners-confederation-host-roundtable/

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTIONS: Who promotes tattoos? ANSWER: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/emily-kempf-julia-campione-sema-graham-women-nonbinary-tattoo-artists/Content

CHICAGO CRUSADER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicagocrusader.com/acc-of-illinois-will-hold-a-dispensary-agent-hiring-and-training-event/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Denver Post columnist accuses newspaper of firing him for insisting ‘there are only two sexes’ Independence Institute president Jon Caldara had penned column since 2016 – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs get rid of you.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/18/fired-denver-post-columnist-says-he-was-canned-ins/
— Dems respect the Constitution only when it suits them Pelosi’s Constitution and rule of law – Robert Knight
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/18/democrats-respect-the-us-constitution-only-when-it/
— Trump slams Virginia Gov. Northam for ‘very serious attack’ on 2nd Amendment ‘That’s what happens when you vote for Democrats, they will take your guns away’ – Andrew Blake
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/18/trump-says-second-amendment-under-very-serious-att/

BREITBART
— Populist Dick Durbin Says Donald Trump Betrays American Workers – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/01/17/populist-dick-durbin-says-donald-trump-betrays-american-workers/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘I Want Trump Out!’: Migrants Plan To Cross US Border Once Trump Leaves Office – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/17/migrants-hoping-trump-loses-election/

NEWSMAX
— Anatomy of the GAO Trump Smear – Scot Faulkner (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who side with the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997 against me. I would focus on those who a) have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois and b) paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.newsmax.com/scotfaulkner/government-accountability-office-trump-report-ukraine/2020/01/17/id/950282/

PJ MEDIA
— Illegal Immigrants Are Gambling on Trump Losing Election So They Can Cross Border – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/illegal-immigrants-are-gambling-on-trump-losing-election-so-they-can-cross-border/
— There Are No ‘Moderate’ Democrats Anymore (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to be a Democrats, Libertarian, Green, or RINO, is to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/there-are-no-moderate-democrats-anymore/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Impeachment: Salon Compares Republican Senators to Jim Crow Jury – P.J. Gladnick (DIERSEN: What if Diersen v.GAO had gone to a jury? The jury pool in Chicago is overwhelmingly anti-federal employee, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/pj-gladnick/2020/01/17/impeachment-salon-compares-republican-senators-jim-crow-jury

LIVE ACTION
— New report shows Illinois has become ‘the abortion dumping ground of the Midwest’ – Kristi Burton Brown
https://www.liveaction.org/news/report-illinois-abortion-dumping-ground-midwest/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The GAO’s Report – RAMESH PONNURU
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/trump-impeachment-gao-report-concludes-trump-administration-broke-law-in-freezing-aid-to-ukraine/

POLITICO
— Never Trumpers flame out Joe Walsh and Bill Weld have failed to file in many of the states where GOP presidential primaries will be held this year. – ALEX ISENSTADT
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/18/never-trump-2020-walsh-weld-100665

THE HILL
— Trump lawyers attack House impeachment as ‘brazen and unlawful’ effort to overturn 2016 results – MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/478942-trump-lawyers-attack-house-impeachment-as-brazen-and-unlawful-effort
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/478945-democrats-file-brief-against-trump-the-founders-worst-nightmare

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump and against anyone who does not hate Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/18/opinion/sunday/republicans-trump-impeachment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-democrats-say-senate-must-eliminate-the-threat-that-the-president-poses-to-americas-national-security/2020/01/18/c845ec04-3a03-11ea-bb7b-265f4554af6d_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Mexican Forces Clash With Migrants at Border With Guatemala Government wants to stop caravan of 1500 people, mostly Hondurans, from entering Mexico as it tries to reach the U.S. – Juan Montes and José de Córdoba
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mexican-forces-clash-with-migrants-at-border-with-guatemala-11579387934

UNION JOURNAL
— Government Accountability Office Throws a Hail Mary to Undermine Trump – Carlos Christian
https://theunionjournal.com/government-accountability-office-throws-a-hail-mary-to-undermine-trump/

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE
— Best path to a younger flock? Church asks older members to worship elsewhere – Bob Shaw (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted age discrimination. I should write a book about them. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.wctrib.com/lifestyle/faith/4871798-Best-path-to-a-younger-flock-Church-asks-older-members-to-worship-elsewhere

LOS ANGELES PROGRESSIVE
— How Discrimination Lawyers Assess Discrimination Cases (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the less likely that discrimination lawyers will represent you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, past/present government employee, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.laprogressive.com/discrimination-cases/

January 18 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Crowds at Women’s March Chicago on Saturday expected to close parts of downtown to traffic; city plans warming buses for participants – Angie Leventis Lourgos (DIERSEN: What percent of the marchers will be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
By ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-womens-march-chicago-preview-20200117-vo5wwkcvczdornblvtvmejn6ie-story.html
— Why is Kim Foxx sticking taxpayers with a bill for her Jussie Smollett mess? – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-jussie-smollett-kim-foxx-kass-20200118-23bsbc3ipvhfbmvzxcfnbnrzom-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Let marijuana consumption ordinance go up in smoke The Chicago City Council doesn’t need to send more customers into tobacco shops. Focus instead on keeping the air clear and smoke free for all Chicagoans. – Joel Africk, Wilmette
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/18/21070661/marijuana-consumption-ordinance-delay-mayor-lori-lightfoot-suntimes-letters

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago doubling down on dangerous ‘securitized bonds’ The losers in Chicago’s bond scheme may end up being taxpayers, service recipients, public pensioners and everybody else except the muni bond community—bondholders, underwriters, bankers and lawyers. – MARK GLENNON
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/chicago-doubling-down-dangerous-securitized-bonds

NBC5
— Significant Turnout Expected at Women’s March Despite Cold Temps in Chicago (DIERSEN: What percent of the marchers will be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/significant-turnout-expected-at-womens-march-despite-cold-temps-in-chicago/2203417/

WBEZ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against America’s citizens. 
https://www.wbez.org/shows/reset/conditions-worsen-for-migrants-seeking-asylum-at-usmexico-border/1f1c8396-5d33-4eaf-bed9-8ca2137a0e3f

WBBM 780
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers. To push pot on a person is to destroy that person.
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/preckwinkle-skeptical-minorities-will-get-access-to-weed-biz

WQAD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wqad.com/2020/01/18/cities-in-the-qca-eligible-for-grants-funded-by-recreational-marijuana-taxes/

WGLT
— Sen. Bill Brady On Property Tax Relief And Making The Case Against A Graduated Income Tax – RYAN DENHAM
https://www.wglt.org/post/sen-bill-brady-property-tax-relief-and-making-case-against-graduated-income-tax#stream/0

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Senate GOP Leader Bill Brady said to have voiced private support for abortion funding, gun control legislation – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: If you do not defend and advance the Republican Party platform, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office as a Republican. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can will defend and advance their platform.)
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/523657795-senate-gop-leader-bill-brady-said-to-have-voiced-private-support-for-abortion-funding-gun-control-legislation

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis and Catalina Lauf Wrong on Lauren Underwood Record
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/18/il-14-jim-oberweis-and-catalina-lauf-wrong-on-lauren-underwood-record/ 
— Campaign Rape Cover-Up Ripples Keep Spreading
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/17/campaign-rape-ripples-keep-spreading/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Chicago Tribune: Shill for Human Slaughter
https://illinoisfamily.org/podcast/podcast-chicago-tribune-shill-for-human-slaughter/
— Marriage and the “Success Sequence” – Micah Clark (DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious when I got married in 1978. They knew that my wife would give me even more reasons for living and even more motivation a) to pass the CPA examination on my first attempt like I did in 1979, b) earn a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul like I did in 1980, c) pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt like I did in 1981, and d) become a licensed CPA like I did in 1981. They knew that because of her salary, we could afford my suffering a $20,147/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO like I did in 1980.) 
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/marriage-and-the-success-sequence/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illegal immigrants lying in wait for Trump to lose election – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/17/illegal-immigrants-lying-wait-trump-lose-election/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— With its dubious finding on impoundment, GAO passed the buck – Nathaniel Cogley
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/with-its-dubious-finding-on-impoundment-gao-passed-the-buck
— Democrats go to Mexico and blast Trump over border tent cities – Anna Giaritelli (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against America’s citizens.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/democrats-go-to-mexico-and-blast-trump-over-border-tent-cities
— ICE: New York City has declined 7,526 ‘detainers,’ murderers let go – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/ice-new-york-city-has-declined-7-526-detainers-murderers-let-go

GOPUSA
— In defense of Christian nationalism
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83119
— Georgetown students: America not the greatest country (DIERSEN: If not America is not the greatest country, why do so many come to America and stay in America?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83116

AMERICAN THINKER
— The plight of the unwoke – Lynne Lechter (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint themselves as being very woke. I should write a book about them. They paint me as being someone who has unfairly benefitted from my being White, male, Missouri Synod Lutheran, German American, conservative, Republican, American, raised in Crete, raised by a stay-at-home mother, having good health, having ancestors who have been in America for a long time, earning college degrees, earning professional certifications, earning a professional license, working for the federal government for almost 30 years, getting married, and not having children.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/the_plight_of_the_unwoke.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Urban slang defines a person being “woke” or “wokeness” as someone being cognizant of “social justice.” Social justice, in this worldview, encompasses racism, feminism, gender fluidity, inequality, and “undocumented visitors” (illegal aliens). The very word connotes a superior state of being in which any opposing opinion is perceived as a personal affront, or even attack, and triggers the necessity for safe spaces. Opposing viewpoints are bludgeoned on college campuses and in the mainstream media as racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, gun-toting, and Bible-thumping idiocies. Oh, the elitism — and blindness! The woke are really the unwoke — those with no sense of self-awareness of the hypocritical and self-aggrandizing images they actually project to the rest of us. Examples abound.)

BREITBART
— Two More Venues Cancel Michelle Malkin Lecture in Maine – TOM CICCOTTA
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/01/17/two-more-venues-cancel-michelle-malkin-lecture-in-maine/
— Seven Times the GAO Found the Obama Administration Violated Federal Law – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/16/seven-times-the-gao-found-the-obama-administration-violated-federal-law/
— Poll: 12-in-13 Black Americans Have Never Experienced Voter Suppression – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/17/poll-12-in-13-black-americans-have-never-experienced-voter-suppression/

NEWSMAX
— Trump Has Squeezed Two Terms’ Worth of Wins Into 3 Years as President – Deroy Murdock
https://www.newsmax.com/murdock/trump-economy-unemployment-foreign-policy/2020/01/17/id/950260/

TOWNHALL
— NowThis Isn’t Journalism – Adam Guillette
https://townhall.com/columnists/adamguillette/2020/01/18/now-this-isnt-journalism-n2559692
(FROM THE ARTICLE: NowThis and its allies are so desperate to smear President Donald Trump that they’re resorting to lies about the Holocaust. In one of the outlet’s latest propaganda pieces, NowThis sat down with a radical leftwing group of campus Jews and Palestinians and gave them an opportunity to promote their extremist views. While it’s nice to see Jews and Arabs sitting together in peace, the bloom comes off the rose when we learn that they have only come together to promote lies and hate. Perhaps the biggest lie perpetuated in the video occurred when one member of the group compared the plight of immigrants on the American border to that of Anne Frank.)

HOT AIR
— The Real “Marriage Story” Is A Lot Brighter Than Hollywood Is Letting On (DIERSEN: Many, if not most of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, and especially those who fail/refuse to defend/advance the traditional family plank in the Illinois Republican Party platform, have never been married, are divorced, have serious marital problems, were not raised by a stay-at-home mother, have parents who are divorced, and/or are LGBTQers.) 
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2020/01/real-marriage-story-lot-brighter-hollywood-letting/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Planned Parenthood launches $45 million campaign to defeat Trump ‘If they’ve got $45m laying around, why exactly do they need taxpayer dollars?’ – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/planned-parenthood-launches-45-million-push-against-trump-gop

THE HILL
— Pelosi offers message to Trump on Bill Maher show: ‘You are impeached forever’ – TAL AXELROD (DIERSEN: Which of your “negatives” do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress about you? Mine stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, IRS employee, Firestone Stores employee, Post Office employee, etc. They stress the adverse actions that my employers took against me. They stress that I am a Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), gun owner, German American, draft avoider, former union member, federal retiree, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/478906-pelosi-offers-message-to-trump-on-bill-maher-show-you-are-impeached-forever

REUTERS
— Ahead of tinder box Virginia gun rally, Trump says Constitution under attack – Brad Brooks
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-guns-rally/ahead-of-tinder-box-virginia-gun-rally-trump-says-constitution-under-attack-idUSKBN1ZH09W

NEW YORK TIMES
— For Shrinking Cities (including Decatur), an Aggressive Way to Dodge the Census Bullet Places where the population is declining know it could cost them money after the 2020 head count is taken. The solution: Expand their borders to add more residents. – Mitch Smith
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/us/census-annexation-illinois.html
— Facebook Political Ads: Which States Are 2020 Democrats Betting On? – Nick Corasaniti and Quoctrung Bui
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/17/us/politics/democrats-political-facebook-ads.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Hannity and Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/01/17/hannity-previews-trumps-final-defense-so-what-if-hes-guilty/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Do Political Campaigns Change Voters’ Minds? – Hugo Mercier (DIERSEN: What would be the pros and cons if GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails contained ads? Of course, I would only seek/accept ads that promoted a) planks the Illinois Republican Party platform and the Republican Party platform and b) conservative Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, political organizations, and companies.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/do-political-campaigns-change-voters-minds-11579282258
— Opinion: The GAO’s Legal Conclusion is Wrong
https://www.wsj.com/video/opinion-the-gao-legal-conclusion-is-wrong/70BCEB53-88B7-4BA6-9677-5EF7D6F67CC3.html
— New York Tries Again to Muzzle Pro-Life Groups The state’s new ‘boss bill’ defies the spirit of a 2018 Supreme Court ruling in favor of a pregnancy center. – Nicole Ault
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-tries-again-to-muzzle-pro-life-groups-11579304211
— ‘The Age of Entitlement’ Review: The Dividing Line The political tribalism of today has its roots in the debates and reforms of the 1960s. – Richard Aldous
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-age-of-entitlement-review-the-dividing-line-11579281287
— ‘Elderhood’ Review: The Way We Age Now   In 1900, the average life expectancy for an American was 46 years; these days it is 79. But what will those later years be like, and how should we make the most of them? – Joseph Epstein (DIERSEN: What do plan to do with your time and money when you retire? If you are retired already, what are you doing with your time and money? I spend 10+ hours each and every day and thousands of dollars each and every year putting together and sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails each and every morning and each and every evening free of charge and without any advertising.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/elderhood-review-the-way-we-age-now-11579281407
— Parenting Isn’t Over When Kids Grow Up With so many young adults still relying on parents for support, the challenge is how to help them without undermining their independence – Mark McConville (DIERSEN: My outstanding father died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21 and my brother was 16. My outstanding mother never attended high school and had never worked outside of the home.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/parenting-isnt-over-when-kids-grow-up-11579323660
— After Stretch IRAs, What Retirement Breaks Could Congress Chop Next? A handful of proposals on limiting retirement tax breaks have been circulating in Washington for years – Laura Saunders
https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-stretch-iras-what-retirement-breaks-could-congress-chop-next-11579257004
(FROM THE ARTICLE: • Require annual payouts from Roth IRAs. Current law requires annual withdrawals from traditional IRAs for savers who are age 72 and older, but it doesn’t require them for Roth IRA owners. Ed Slott, an IRA specialist and certified public accountant, says this proposal would take away one of the biggest draws of a Roth IRA, which is payout flexibility. He also worries that it could open the door to indirect taxes, in the same way that tax-free municipal-bond income is included when calculating Social Security taxes and Medicare premiums.)

SENTINEL SOURCE
— Smokers need not apply: Fairness of no-nicotine hiring policies questioned – Blake Farmer (DIERSEN: Most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote booze, gambling, smoking, pot, and/or LGBTQ activity. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government who drank lots of booze and smoked a lot.)
https://www.sentinelsource.com/news/economy/smokers-need-not-apply-fairness-of-no-nicotine-hiring-policies/article_182fc306-2aea-5ae7-ad69-73d0a4b05a43.html

SCOUT SOMERVILLE
— OCTOBER 24, 2019 FLASHBACK: 2019 Candidate Survey: Councilor-At-Large (DIERSEN Questions to ask candidates: If elected, how would the following help you carry out your duties: a) your education, b) your political experience and work experience, c) your professional certifications and licenses, and d) length of time that you have lived in your municipality, township/county, county, and Illinois? What have you done and what will you do if elected to: a) discourage the sale and use of pot, b) discourage gambling, c) discourage the sale and drinking of booze, d) promote traditional marriage and the traditional family, e) promote homeownership, f) discourage abortion, g) discourage mass/illegal immigration, h) discourage diminution of First and Second Amendment rights, i) discourage patronage and political affiliation discrimination, j) discourage reverse discrimination, k) discourage age discrimination, l) encourage people to save for their retirement, m) discourage dependency on government, and n) discourage dependency on charity?) 
https://scoutsomerville.com/2019-candidate-survey-councilor-at-large/

NPR
— Is It Fair To Refuse To Hire People Who Use Nicotine? (DIERSEN: Most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote booze, gambling, smoking, pot, and/or LGBTQ activity. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government who drank lots of booze and smoked a lot.) 
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/01/09/794685174/u-hauls-nicotine-free-hiring-rule-reflects-a-trend-that-troubles-workers-advocat

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— Who, Exactly, Makes Up the Democratic Base? – David Edward Burke (DIERSEN: From what I see, the Democratic base is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2020/01/17/who-exactly-makes-up-the-democratic-base/

ATLANTIC
— Has the Women’s March Accomplished Anything? – EMMA GREEN (DIERSEN: The marches promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/01/womens-march-2020/605095/

FIVE THIRTY EIGHT
— Trump May Be Even More Unpopular Than His Approval Rating Shows – Peter K. Enns and Jonathon P. Schuldt (DIERSEN: Who are you unpopular with, that is, who despises/hates you? The following despise/hate me and despise/hate those who share my demographics: Those who despise/hate those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, those who have more or less money than they do, past/present government employees, government retirees, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/trump-may-be-even-more-unpopular-than-his-approval-rating-shows/

MEDIA MATTERS
— Reince Priebus says Trump lawyer is “very close to Laura Ingraham” and her show reflects his views Preibus: “If you want to know, kind of, where Pat [Cipollone]’s head is at, listen to Laura on Fox News”
https://www.mediamatters.org/trump-impeachment-inquiry/reince-priebus-says-trump-lawyer-very-close-laura-ingraham-and-her-show

JD SUPRA
— GAO Reminds Offerors that It’s Important to Substantiate Key Personnel’s Experience (DIERSEN: GAO wasted my experience. GAO audits IRS and many federal agencies including financial institution regulators. The Democrats who ran GAO during the 1980s and 1990s wasted the experience that I gained a) working for IRS for almost 9 years 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year, b) working on audits on many federal agencies for almost 6 years 1980-1985 and 1989, c) working on audits of IRS for 3 years 1986-1988, d) working on audits of federal financial institution regulators for almost 9 years 1984 and 1990-1997, e) earning job-related professional certifications in 1979 and 1981, f) earning job-related graduate degrees in 1976, 1980, and 1997, and g) serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996.) 
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/gao-reminds-offerors-that-it-s-20604/

JERUSALEM POST
— Joe Biden mocks Donald Trump’s claim to speak against antisemitism – RON KAMPEAS (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who focused on turning my Jewish superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me. They stressed that I was a) Republican, b) conservative, c) 100% German national origin , d) baptized, raised and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, e) a Crete resident 1948-1972, and f) a Wheaton resident since 1978.) 
https://www.jpost.com/American-Politics/Biden-mocks-Trumps-claim-to-speak-against-antisemitism-614519

January 17 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Illinois Senate to Elect Next President in Sunday Vote Sens. Kimberly Lightford and Don Harmon, both Democrats and members of the chamber’s leadership, have emerged as the two most likely candidates – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-senate-to-elect-next-president-in-sunday-vote/2203044/

CBS2
— A Look At Preparations For The 2020 Women’s March – Audrina Bigos (DIERSEN: What percent of the marchers will be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/17/a-look-at-preparations-for-the-2020-womens-march/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Anti-Trump protests have shrunk. What’s it mean for 2020? – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/anti-trump-protests-have-shrunk-whats-it-mean-for-2020-1

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago Teachers Union Inc.: How the clout-heavy labor group spends its money   We examined how the CTU uses its considerable financial muscle and found nearly $1.5 million from its dues-funded budget went to politics and lobbying over 15 months. And a union foundation cut back sharply on charitable giving. – Lauren FitzPatrick and Nader Issa 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/17/21071027/chicago-teachers-union-ctu-spending-labor

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— GOP Congressional candidate Jeanne Ives campaign flyer asks for donations of up to $80,000. The federal limit is $5,600 – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jeanne-ives-campaign-flyer-20200117-a5jpp4gb5fgh7o362up5s5t57a-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A spokeswoman for Ives, who is seeking the Republican nomination in the west and northwest suburban 6th Congressional District, said the solicited contribution amounts were “clearly (a) typo.” “We worked with this particular direct mail vendor once, and immediately severed ties with him because of errors like this,” Kathleen Murphy, communications director for Ives’ campaign, said in an email. “We are working with a professional compliance team and would never ask for a gift over the legal fundraising limit. And in fact, have returned contributions in excess of the limit already, as our (fourth quarter) filing will reflect,” Murphy said.)
— Talk show host Dan Proft shuts down 2 PACs, including one that was once a multimillion-dollar platform to push conservatives – RICK PEARSON and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-dan-proft-shuts-down-pacs-20200117-7h4poqbpofcopmqgy6bspae6ke-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-marijuana-st-0121-20200117-j6q4vlstljbjlkyadcfkfrv2aq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that if you are not a Democrat, you are a racist.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-mlk-day-chicago-racial-healing-circles-0117-20200117-uqlezx6buzaa3hkqbg7fb3fkai-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot smokers and some pot pushers want lower taxes on pot. 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/think-marijuanas-expensive-now-wait-till-summer
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/marijuana-money-wafts-across-illinois-economy

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://herald-review.com/opinion/editorial/our-view-pot-rollout-as-pain-free-as-was-possible/article_b01f8b91-0fca-5346-8e40-de78a9acf006.html

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://dailyegyptian.com/98893/news/city/legalized-weed-for-the-illinoisan/

ILLINOIS NEWSROOM
— Illinois Colleges Approach Legal Weed Differently, Even Though It’s Illegal Federally – Julian Hayda
https://illinoisnewsroom.org/2020/01/17/illinois-colleges-approach-legal-weed-differently-even-though-its-illegal-federally/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Mike Beuhler, GOP Candidate for McHenry County Board Chairman, Holds Fundraiser
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/17/mike-beuhlergop-candidate-for-mchenry-county-board-chairman-holds-fundraiser/ 
— Former LITH Sanitary District Trustee Tells County Board Members of Jack Franks’ Appointee’s Greed
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/17/former-lith-sanitary-district-trustee-tells-county-board-members-of-jack-franks-appointees-greed/
— U.S. Senate/IL-06/IL-14: Winfield Township Republicans Vote to Endorse in Primary
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/17/u-s-senate-il-06-il-14-winfield-township-republicans-vote-to-endorse-in-primary/ 
— IL-14: First Debate Takes on Added Urgency to Derail Jim Oberweis Winning Nomination
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/17/il-14-mchenry-county-republicans-hosting-candidates-form-copy-2/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS SEC OF STATE “MISTAKENLY” REGISTERS OVER 500 NON-CITIZENS TO VOTE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/illinois-sec-of-state-mistakenly-registers-over-500-non-citizens-to-vote.html
— DUCKWORTH ABOUT TRUMP: OUR “TODDLER IN CHIEF”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/duckworth-about-trump-our-toddler-in-chief-.html
— TRUSSELL: NOTHING LIKE A BRIGHT RED TRUMP RALLY TO BEAT CHICAGO WINTER BLUES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/trussell-nothing-like-a-bright-red-trump-rally-to-beat-chicago-winter-blues.html
— SKILLICORN: ILLINOIS SHOULD REPEAL THEIR PART IN THE NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE MOVEMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/skillicorn-illinois-should-repeal-their-part-in-the-national-popular-vote-movement.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Proft shuts down both of his campaign committees
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/17/proft-shuts-down-both-of-his-campaign-committees/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Illegal immigrants blocked at border pray for Trump’s defeat, ‘I want Trump out’ – Paul Bedard (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes pray for? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes pray for more dependency on government, more dependency on charity, more LGBTQ activity, more mass/illegal immigration, more booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun control, more patronage, more political affiliation discrimination, more reverse discrimination, more age discrimination, and more retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, government, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/illegal-immigrants-blocked-at-border-pray-for-trumps-defeat-i-want-trump-out

BREITBART
— Daniel Horowitz: Trump-Endorsed GOP Governors Betray President’s Immigration Agenda – ROBERT KRAYCHIK (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, conservative in name only (CINO) activists and Republican in name only (RINO) politicians dump conservatives and dump Republicans. I should write a book about CINO activists and RINO politicians in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton. They have certainly dumped me. CINOs and RINOs fail/refuse a) to defend/advance the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform, that is, b) they promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun control, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. CINOs and RINOs do not want me to promote their events, attend their events, or report on their events.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/01/17/daniel-horowitz-trump-endorsed-gop-governors-betray-presidents-immigration-agenda/

DAILY CALLER
— NYT’s Maggie Haberman Admits Media Gives ‘Instant Credibility’ To Anti-Trump Voices – VIRGINIA KRUTA (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes give instant credibility to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/17/maggie-haberman-media-instant-credibility-anti-trump/

GOPUSA
— Prince Harry, Meghan Markle move angers Canadians
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83051

NEWS BUSTERS
— Univision Doubles Down on Acting as a Liberal PAC with a Broadcast License – Kathleen Krumhansl 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/latino/kathleen-krumhansl/2020/01/17/univision-doubles-down-acting-liberal-pac-broadcast

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Can major conservative groups be trusted when liberal big money funds them? A disturbing amount of the ‘big money’ that funnels into some of the major conservative and pro-family organizations comes from wealthy groups that are neither conservative nor pro-family (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, and political consultants in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois that claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but that talk and/or act like they are funded by anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and/or countries.) 
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/can-major-conservative-groups-be-trusted-when-liberal-big-money-funds-them

THE HILL
— Poll: Most Canadian taxpayers don’t want to pay for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s security costs – J. EDWARD MORENO
https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/478858-poll-most-canadian-taxpayers-dont-want-to-pay-for-prince-harry-and-meghans

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Anti-Trump protests have shrunk. What’s it mean for 2020? – SARA BURNETT 
http://www.startribune.com/anti-trump-protests-have-shrunk-what-s-it-mean-for-2020/567085442/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Citing Murder, Top Trump Official Condemns N.Y. Sanctuary Policy “A phone call, one simple phone call, and Ms. Fuertes would be alive today,” the ICE head said, referring to a 92-year-old woman killed in Queens. – Annie Correal
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/nyregion/reeaz-khan-immigration-maria-fuertes.html

NEXTGOV
— GAO Calls Out IRS’ Taxpayer Experience Issues – Frank Konkel (DIERSEN: GAO audits IRS. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years. I worked for GAO on audits of IRS for 3 years.)
https://www.nextgov.com/topic/irs/?oref=ng-article-topics

TIME
— How Ageism Negatively Affects Older People’s Health – ALICE PARK (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents have always promoted age discrimination big time. Nevertheless, so far, that has not stopped me from putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening too since 2015.) 
https://time.com/5767265/ageism-health/

NEW REPUBLIC
— “Electability” Is a Poisonous Political Shibboleth If this recursive way of thinking about politics captures our imagination, it will imperil America’s future. – OSITA NWANEVU (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://newrepublic.com/article/156241/electability-poisonous-political-shibboleth

LAWYERS
— 3 Types Of Age Discrimination That Are Depressingly Common And How Employers Get Away With It – Michael Patrick Murphy, Jr.
https://blogs.lawyers.com/attorney/labor-and-employment/3-types-of-age-discrimination-that-are-depressingly-common-60235/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: According to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and other state and federal laws, it’s illegal for employers to discriminate against employees or job applicants because of their age. However, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), approximately 60% of surveyed older workers claimed to have experienced or witnessed age discrimination in the workplace—and 90% of those respondents said it was a common occurrence. Even though age discrimination is illegal, employers have been taking increasingly creative measures to avoid complying with the law. Here are three different forms age discrimination can take. Refusing to Call It “Firing” Your employer probably won’t come out and tell you that they’re firing you because of your age. But employers do this all the time. One way they get away with it is by calling your firing a “job elimination.” They’re not actually firing you—just eliminating your job title. But a few weeks later, they’ve reinstated the job under a different title and filled the position with a younger worker. Layoffs can also serve as a tactic for employers to let older workers go. The law requires employers to release lists of employees who were both laid off and retained, along with their ages, to prove that the layoff decisions were not based on age. But employers may not list every worker—providing an incomplete picture of their layoff strategy. Or they may fire a few younger workers just to make the optics look better. Some employers might ask older workers to leave of their own free will, and sweeten the pot with offers for early retirement. These can be very tempting—but be careful, especially if the only alternative you have is to be fired. If that’s the case, you may be looking at age discrimination. Promotion-Based Discrimination When a highly qualified older worker is denied a promotion, which is then given to a younger worker with less experience—at a lower pay grade, naturally—it’s usually a fairly clear-cut case of age discrimination.)

HR DRIVE
— Employees earned record number of class certifications in 2019 – Jennifer Carsen (DIERSEN: In 1988, when I was 40 years old, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
https://www.hrdive.com/news/employees-earned-record-number-of-class-certifications-in-2019/570498/
— House advances bill requiring accommodations for pregnant workers – Ryan Golden (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted at women a) that men have an unfair advantage over women because men cannot get pregnant and b) that those who do not have dependents have an unfair advantage over who have dependents. Further, they hint/imply/argue/shout at everyone that a) those who are White, older, healthy, heterosexual, married, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, citizens of America, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time have an unfair advantage over those who are minority, younger, non-healthy, LGBTQ, not married, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, non-citizen, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time. Further, they hint/imply/argue/shout at everyone that a) those who earn more education, more professional certifications, and more professional licenses have an unfair advantage over those who earn less education, fewer professional certifications, and fewer professional licenses and b) those who acquire more work experience have an unfair advantage over those who acquire less work experience. Further, they hint/imply/argue/shout at everyone that a) those who earn more money have an unfair advantage over those who earn less money and b) those who save for their retirement have an unfair advantage over those who do not save for their retirement.) 
https://www.hrdive.com/news/house-advances-bill-requiring-accommodations-for-pregnant-workers/570670/

MOTLEY FOOL
— 40% of Americans Risk Financial Struggles in Retirement for This Reason Banking too heavily on Social Security could upend your senior years. – Maurie Backman (DIERSEN: My Social Security is dramatically reduced because I get a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension. My CSRS pension is dramatically reduced because my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to retire early. My Democrat superiors in the federal government did what Democrat politicians wanted them to do. Democrat politicians did what Democrat voters wanted them to do.) 
https://www.fool.com/retirement/2020/01/17/40-of-americans-risk-financial-struggles-in-retire.aspx

January 17 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Candidates to Replace Cullerton as Senate President Highlighting Credentials Ahead of Sunday Vote State Senators Lightford and Harmon are expected to be the two leading candidates in the vote, which will take place in Springfield over the weekend – Mary Ann Ahern (DIERSEN: In my opinion, candidates for government and political offices should highlight their job-related education, job-related work experience, job-related professional certifications, and job-related professional licenses.) 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/candidates-to-replace-cullerton-as-senate-president-highlighting-credentials-ahead-of-sunday-vote/2202648/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Alan Dershowitz, Ken Starr and Pam Bondi on Trump’s impeachment legal team – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-ken-starr-alen-dershowitz-trump-impeachment-20200117-ynfo56zy4nf6pm3xfxdc3jekgi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-impeachment-parnas-trial-ukraine-biden-week-in-review-huppke-20200117-futpvodhdnfgvc7glwqqqzbvve-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-impeachment-trial-congress-st-0116-20200115-qfdyzqhy5zfr7jglsddejg2kuq-story.html
— 25 people have applied to be Chicago’s next top cop. Most of them from outside CPD — and they are mostly men or white. – Jeremy Gorner (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs paint the following demographics negatively: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-police-board-top-cop-20200117-3qeegbkstjekrcqkendr7vo3ri-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan’s handpicked alderman accused of engaging in ‘prohibited political activity’ Inspector General Joe Ferguson’s quarterly report accuses Ald. Marty Quinn (13th) of putting his name and Mike Madigan’s on a graffiti blaster bought in 2013 with taxpayer money. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/1/16/21069358/marty-quinn-prohibited-political-activity-chicago-inspector-general

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Republicans for problems that women have had, are having, and will have.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200117/it-piles-up-this-stuff-in-our-way?cid=search
— FROM PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Why Illinois State Police are changing standards for recruiting push – Charles Keeshan and Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200117/why-illinois-state-police-are-changing-standards-for-recruiting-push

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— These two CEOs are climbing a manager’s steepest hill: Culture change – JOE CAHILL (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the culture of the Milton Township Republican Organization since 1999, GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, IRS’s Chicago office 1971-1980, Firestone’s Chicago Heights Store 1970-1972, Post Office’s Park Forest office 1966-1969, etc.) 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/joe-cahill-business/these-two-ceos-are-climbing-managers-steepest-hill-culture-change

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR & INDIANAPOLIS STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200117/nick-in-am-local-group-wants-to-establish-south-peoria-craft-pot-growing-facility
https://www.indystar.com/videos/news/local/indianapolis/2020/01/17/legal-marijuana-what-you-need-know-before-visiting-illinois/4492919002/

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/local/indianapolis/2020/01/17/legal-marijuana-heres-what-its-like-buy-legal-weed-illinois/4466204002/

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Congressional delegation mixed on pot legalization – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Congressional-delegation-mixed-on-pot-legalization-14983478.php

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Peoria Public Schools cracking down on cannabis – Treasure Roberts
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/peoria-public-schools-cracking-down-on-cannabis/

MDJ ONLINE
— Illinois’ congressional delegation mixed on cannabis legalization – Greg Bishop
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/illinois-congressional-delegation-mixed-on-cannabis-legalization/article_200694fe-bde3-51e2-8bc0-c9734740b158.html

WESTERN SPRINGS PATCH
— Durkin Rakes In Half Million For Campaign The House GOP leader’s fundraising haul in the last election eclipsed his Democratic opponent’s. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/westernsprings/durkin-rakes-half-million-campaign

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— FROM THE ARTICLE: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot talked about the importance of electing gay and lesbian candidates Thursday night at a Boystown fundraiser for state rep candidate Jonathan “Yoni” Pizer. (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will organizations, companies, governments, and countries officially banish individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity?)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/01/17/tensions-high-claws-out-lightfoot-on-gay-candidates-jbs-b-day-488096
— Congresswoman Robin Kelly is bringing presidential candidates to her South Side district for “A Conversation With…” series. – SHIA KAPOS and ADRIENNE HURST
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/01/17/tensions-high-claws-out-lightfoot-on-gay-candidates-jbs-b-day-488096
(FROM THE ARTICLE: First up is Pete Buttigieg, the former South Bend mayor, who will sit down with the 2nd Congressional District rep today at 4 p.m. at Corliss High School. “Illinois Democrats will play a role in determining who the party’s presidential nominee,” Kelly said in a release to Playbook. “This district is a microcosm of Illinois, it is urban, suburban and rural stretching from Hyde Park down to Kankakee. The 2nd District is America.” In addition to Buttigieg, former VP Joe Biden, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, have agreed to participate in the coming weeks. Discussions are ongoing with the campaigns of former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, according to Kelly.)

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Former Republican State Rep. Steve Andersson Celebrates ERA’s Passage in Virginia
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/former-republican-state-rep-steve-andersson-celebrates-eras-passage-in-virginia/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S MAISH: ILLINOIS’ FLAT TAX IS REALLY A FAIR TAX
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/maish-flat-tax-is-really-a-fair-tax.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Senate President preview
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/17/senate-president-preview/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Hey liberal snowflakes, you don’t know how good you’ve got it protesting in America – Tim Young 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/16/hey-liberal-snowflakes-you-dont-know-how-good-youv/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Prohibition, a wicked ‘great experiment,’ began 100 years ago – Richard Major (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who focus on promoting booze, gambling, pot, and other vices. I would focus on those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and/or Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/prohibition-a-wicked-great-experiment-began-100-years-ago
— Media label Tennessee religious liberty bill as ‘anti-gay’ – Becket Adams (DIERSEN: What do you say to activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in your municipality, township/ward, county, and Illinois who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who promote LGBTQ activity?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/media-label-tennessee-religious-liberty-bill-as-anti-gay

FOX NEWS
— Reince Priebus calls on Republicans to play ‘hardball’ during Senate impeachment trial – Victor Garcia
https://www.foxnews.com/media/reince-priebus-calls-on-republicans-to-play-hardball-during-senate-impeachment-trial

AMERICAN THINKER
— Torquemada Reborn: The Swamp’s Dept. of Labor Inquisitions – W. Bruce DelValle
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/torquemada_reborn_the_swamps_dept_of_labor_inquisitions.html

DAILY CALLER
— Top Military Media Outlet Puts A 28-Year-Old Who’s Touted Her Hatred For Trump In Charge – LUKE ROSIAK
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/16/army-times-editor-trump-hate/

CATHOLIC SUN
— MYOPIC VIEW CONTINUES TO IGNORE, DISCOUNT BELIEFS OF MILLIONS – JOYCE CORONEL (DIERSEN: Those who reject the traditional life plank in the Republican Party platform, their operatives, and their dupes have always worked very hard against me. I should write a book about them. I would focus on those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and/or Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.catholicsun.org/2020/01/16/myopic-view-continues-to-ignore-discount-beliefs-of-millions/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As someone who has worked for newspapers for years — and not just the Catholic press — I can tell you that pro-life journalists and those who harbor a more traditional, religious viewpoint are rare in most secular media outlets. There’s a silent assumption that opponents of gay marriage are ignorant bigots. The insistence to promote the LGBTQIA ideology is unassailable as editors fret over preferred pronouns and ignore the beliefs of millions of Americans. Who gets interviewed, what gets asked, what’s included and what gets edited out each pass through this biased lens, yielding a myopic, unbalanced view.)

CATHOLIC HERALD
— Lipinski: Pro-life Democrats get little support from pro-life groups – Matt Hadro (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout that I do not do enough to promote the pro-life plank in the Republican Party platform?)
https://catholicherald.co.uk/news/2020/01/10/congressman-pro-life-democrats-get-little-support-from-pro-life-groups/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Taxpayer-Funded Planned Parenthood to Spend $45 Mil to Elect Dems in 2020 – Alexa Moutevelis
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/alexa-moutevelis/2020/01/16/taxpayer-funded-planned-parenthood-spend-45-mil-elect-dems

PJ MEDIA
— SPLC Demands Big Tech Silence Conservatives in the Name of Fighting White Supremacist Terror – TYLER O’NEIL 
https://pjmedia.com/trending/splc-demands-big-tech-silence-conservatives-in-the-name-of-fighting-white-supremacist-terror/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Women Win in Trump’s Economy – Adriana Cohen (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will employers post signs that say “MEN NOT WELCOME”? Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout pressure employers to hire, retain, and promote women, and especially to hire, retain, and promote women who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/01/17/women_win_in_trumps_economy_142173.html

CIVIL JURY PROJECT
— The Long Shadow of the Civil Jury – Anna Offit (DIERSEN: How much jury appeal do you have? From what I see, ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the less jury appeal that you have, that is, the more likely that you will lose in court: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, past/present union member, past/present government employee, government retiree, non-dog owner, childless, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://civiljuryproject.law.nyu.edu/the-long-shadow-of-the-civil-jury/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Others more explicitly ascribed justice considerations to hypothetical lay decision-makers through references to the “jury appeal” of their cases. In some prosecutors’ formulations, jury appeal assessments were likened to asking, “If I were a juror, what would I think?”— or a practice of weighing whether a “hypothetical juror would feel the case should not be prosecuted even if it legally could be.” To this end, talk of jury appeal allowed sources of concern or ambivalence to be discussed from a position of detachment. In some instances jury appeal was cited in decisions to modify investigations or decline cases altogether.)

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in getting Blacks to hate Trump. How much success have Trump-haters in your neighborhood, precinct, municipality, township/ward, and county had in promoting hatred against Trump? 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/478727-more-than-eight-in-ten-black-americans-describe-trump-as-racist-poll

NEW YORK TIMES
— Why Mothers’ Choices About Work and Family Often Feel Like No Choice at All When policymakers frame “choices” as personal preferences, it distracts from major structural constraints. – Claire Cain Miller (DIERSEN: My outstanding father earned enough money that my outstanding mother could stay home and raise me and my brother. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used that to paint my father, my mother, and me as being undeservedly filthy rich. But I could ask, if I was undeservedly filthy rich, why did I do yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; wash dishes 1964-1966; clean golf shoes, chip slag, and pump gasoline in 1966; deliver mail 1966-1969; and work on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/upshot/mothers-choices-work-family.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump and against his supporters.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/books/review/the-new-class-war-michael-lind.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/opinion/trump-america.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/opinion/sunday/michelle-alexander-new-jim-crow.html
— Joe Biden Says Age Is Just a Number – Editorial (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted age discrimination a) because they want to get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) because they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination. I should write a book about those who promote age discrimination the most. I would focus on those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and/or Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/17/opinion/joe-biden-nytimes-interview.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump expands legal team to include Alan Dershowtiz, Kenneth Starr and Robert Ray – John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/impeachment-trial-live-updates/2020/01/17/df59d410-3917-11ea-bb7b-265f4554af6d_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in getting Blacks to hate Trump. How much success have Trump-haters in your neighborhood, precinct, municipality, township/ward, and county had in promoting hatred against Trump? 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/black-americans-deeply-pessimistic-about-country-under-president-who-more-than-8-in-10-describe-as-a-racist-post-ipsos-poll-finds/2020/01/16/134b705c-37de-11ea-bb7b-265f4554af6d_story.html

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want young Republicans to be RINOs, a) that is, to reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Republican Party platform and b) that is, to promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2020/01/17/college-republicans-crnc-trump-republican-party-gop-turning-point-usa/4476649002/
— In 2020, millennials, Generation X expect to make more money while boomers shave debt – Charisse Jones
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/01/16/heres-where-americans-think-their-finances-headed-2020/4479356002/
— Your vote almost certainly won’t matter. On Election Day, work and donate your earnings. It’s incoherent to say every vote helps. Republican and Democratic voters cancel each other: Opposing view – Jason Brennan
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/todaysdebate/2020/01/17/your-vote-almost-certainly-wont-matter-editorials-debates/4449482002/
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: More U.S. Schools teach in Spanish – Erin Richards and Kristin Lam (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage Hispanics to speak, to read, and to write Spanish. My ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s. They were less successful because they continued to speak, read, and write German. None of them earned a high school diploma until my father did in 1940. None of them earned a college degree until I did in 1970.)
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/education/2020/01/06/english-language-learners-benefit-from-dual-language-immersion-bilingual-education/4058632002/

BOSTON HERALD
— Democrats smear Trump: ‘Impeached for life’ – BETSY MCCAUGHEY
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/01/17/dems-smear-trump-impeached-for-life/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE WITH BIG GRAPHIC: Alphabet Becomes Fourth U.S. Company to Reach $1 Trillion Market Value Google parent joins an elite group that includes Apple, Amazon and Microsoft – Amrith Ramkumar (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Google can destroy any individual, any organization, any company, any government, and any country that it wants to. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want Google to destroy me and to destroy my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/alphabet-becomes-fourth-u-s-company-to-ever-reach-1-trillion-market-value-11579208802?mod=djemwhatsnews
— Large Groups of Hondurans Set Off for U.S., as Mexico Pledges to Block Them About 2,000 Hondurans traveling in caravans, say pro-migration activists, in an echo of the 2018 exodus that drew President Trump’s ire – Juan Montes and José de Córdoba
https://www.wsj.com/articles/large-groups-of-hondurans-set-off-for-u-s-as-mexico-pledges-to-block-them-11579208878

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— A New Way to Combat Bias at Work (DIERSEN: Democrat employers and RINO employers use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, etc. to not hire and to get rid of Republicans, and especially to not hire and to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://hbr.org/podcast/2020/01/a-new-way-to-combat-bias-at-work

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters are overjoyed about the demise of Whites.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/isaacmizrahi/2020/01/16/the-minority-majority-shift-two-decades-that-will-change-america-for-sports-marketing-its-game-on/

TIME
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Men-haters are overjoyed about the demise of men.
https://time.com/5766787/women-workforce/

NEW YORKER
— The Changing Meaning of Affirmative Action – Louis Menand (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/01/20/have-we-outgrown-the-need-for-affirmative-action

MEDIA MATTERS
— Laura Ingraham: GAO’s ruling that Trump’s hold on Ukraine aid was illegal “is a toothless declaration”
https://www.mediamatters.org/laura-ingraham/laura-ingraham-gaos-ruling-trumps-hold-ukraine-aid-was-illegal-toothless-declaration

JD SUPRA
— Recent EEOC Enforcement Activity Underscores Importance of Proactive Workplace Harassment Prevention (DIERSEN: What about the federal government’s discrimination against its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40?)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/recent-eeoc-enforcement-activity-58297/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Since the start of fiscal year 2020 (October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has recovered more than $25 million in monetary relief and secured substantial equitable remedies from employers accused of engaging in unlawful race- and sex-based discrimination and harassment. In fiscal year 2018, the most recent period for which detailed enforcement data is available, the EEOC collected a total of $134 million on behalf of workplace harassment victims alone. While harassing conduct of a sexual nature is perhaps the most well-known form of workplace harassment, especially in light of the global #MeToo movement, it is far from the only kind that may expose an employer to significant risk of legal liability. According to the EEOC, more than 30% of the charges it receives each year include claims of unlawful harassment based on sex, race, disability, age, national origin, and religion (in that order).)

FEEDSPOT
— Top 100 Political Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2020 (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS is ranked 87th. Chicago Sun-Times is ranked 145th.)
https://blog.feedspot.com/political_blogs/

January 16 Morning Edition

ABC7
— ‘You called me a liar,’ Elizabeth Warren told Bernie Sanders post-Iowa debate – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/you-called-me-a-liar-warren-told-sanders-post-iowa-debate/5855252/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Audio released of post-debate exchange between Warren, Sanders: ‘I think you called me a liar on national TV’ – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/audio-released-of-post-debate-exchange-between-warren-sanders-i-think-you-called-me-a-liar-on-national-tv
— GAO: White House violated law in freezing Ukraine aid – AP (DIERSEN: Anyone who reads the documents that were filed in Diersen v. GAO would conclude that those who run GAO despise/hate Republicans, and that they especially despise/hate Republicans who are Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/white-house-violated-law-in-freezing-ukraine-aid-government-accountability-office

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pot taxes in Chicago could be as high as 41% by July as county moves forward with 3% levy The Cook County Board will vote on approving the Cannabis Retailers’ Occupation Tax on recreational pot sales on Thursday after a committee signed off on it. – Rachel Hinton (DIERSEN: The higher that taxes are on legal pot, the more illegal pot that will be sold.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/15/21067503/pot-taxes-in-chicago-could-be-as-high-as-41-by-july-as-county-moves-forward-with-3-levy

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘They should be scared.’ As Bernie Sanders rises in Iowa, his 2020 supporters slam establishment warnings he could lose to Donald Trump. – BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-bernie-sanders-iowa-2020-presidential-election-20200116-w3erpxjtgnfwtbt5tj3f6bxwxm-story.html
— Government panel says FAA process that approved Boeing 737 Max is ‘rigorous, robust’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-boeing-737-max-faa-certification-20200116-o5okyfsfdvaynkxms4jbvewf7q-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Preckwinkle urges businesses to help fight ‘cost of segregation’ – Toni Preckwinkle (DIERSEN: How many minorities lived in your hometown when you lived there? No minorities that I know of lived in Crete while I lived there 1948-1972. Of course, my RINO critics/opponents, their RINO operatives, and their RINO dupes in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, and DuPage County use that to paint me as being a racist and even worse things. I should write a book about my RINO critics/opponents, their RINO operatives, and their RINO dupes in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, and DuPage County. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200115/preckwinkle-urges-businesses-to-help-fight-cost-of-segregation

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/latest-retelling-trumps-term-smacks-prosecutors-courtroom-summation#stream/0

MDJ ONLINE
— Lack of uniform standards, shadow lobbying and loopholes: Illinois commission hears concern
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/lack-of-uniform-standards-shadow-lobbying-and-loopholes-illinois-commission/video_4834ae14-5215-57ea-8c07-2403001b58e7.html

OUR QUAD CITIES
— OUTSTANDING: Iowa Police aren’t changing their protocol about cannabis coming over the bridge – Ryan Risky
https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/local-news/iowa-police-arent-changing-their-protocol-about-cannabis-coming-over-the-bridge/

ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2020/01/16/there-will-soon-be-another-place-in-the-metro-east.html

WJBC & KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL & ALTON TELEGRAPH & DAILY EGYPTIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
http://www.wjbc.com/2020/01/15/a-quarter-of-every-tax-dollar-from-recreational-cannabis-sales-in-illinois-will-go-to-nonprofit-groups/
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/illinois-pot-sales-booming/article_d5b2825e-37ff-11ea-a5af-f7495f0c6b85.html
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=297267#.XiB0NiN_OM8
https://dailyegyptian.com/98891/news/city/dispensaries-in-southern-illinois-thrive-with-new-legislation-as-supplies-run-short/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— LIGHTFOOT: ‘THE PIE IS BIG ENOUGH’ – SHIA KAPOS and ADRIENNE HURST (DIERSEN: The pie was NOT big enough at GAO 1980-1997, IRS 1971-1980, and Post Office 1966-1969. Because of budget constraints, to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females, GAO, IRS, and Post Office had to waste the careers of and get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.) 
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/01/16/lightfoot-the-pie-is-big-enough-deval-patrick-wows-ray-lahood-dumps-trump-488086

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Who Sent Email Response to Jim Oberweis’ FEC Report for Year-end 2019?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/il-14-who-sent-email-response-to-jim-oberweis-fec-report-for-year-end-2019/ 
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis and Anthony Catella File Year-end reports with FEC
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/15/il-14-jim-oberweis-and-anthony-catella-file-year-end-reports-with-fec/ 
— Mike Madigan Helping Suzanne Ness State Rep. Candidacy
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/mike-madigan-helping-suzanne-ness-state-rep-candidacy/ 
— Abortion on Demand Group Endorses Sager and Ness
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/abortion-on-demand-group-endorses-sager-and-ness/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Appeasement, open borders harm – GEORGE GIFTOS, Boca Raton, Fla.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/15/letters-to-the-editor-appeasement-open-borders-har/

FOX NEWS
— ‘OK, Boomer’ uttered in Supreme Court for first time by Chief Justice Roberts in age discrimination lawsuit – Danielle Wallace (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination. They especially promote age discrimination against those who are older and Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Will my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes succeed in getting the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party to stop those who are over age 40 from holding leadership positions unless they are minority and/or female?) 
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ok-boomer-supreme-court-john-roberts-impeachment

AMERICAN THINKER
— Impeachment Is Not the Issue, It’s the 2020 Election – Bill Livingstone
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/impeachment_is_not_the_issue_its_the_2020_election.html
— Money and Debt without Limits – Jon N. Hall
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/money_and_debt_without_limits.html
— Now we know how confused Democrats are about who is and who is not an imminent threat to America – Jack Hellner
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/now_we_know_how_confused_democrats_are_about_who_is_and_who_is_not_an_imminent_threat_to_america.html

FEDERALIST
— 3 Kinds Of Women Democrats Refuse To Believe Exist
https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/16/3-kinds-of-women-democrats-refuse-to-believe-exist/

NEWS BUSTERS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘Party of Five’ Reboot Defends Identity Fraud, Hiring Illegal Immigrants – Lindsay Kornick
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/lindsay-kornick/2020/01/15/party-five-reboot-defends-identity-fraud-hiring-illegal

PJ MEDIA
— LGBT Activists Slander the Evangelicals for Trump Coalition – TYLER O’NEIL (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, LGBTQ activists will force LGBTQ elected officials and party leaders to get rid of those like me who do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://pjmedia.com/trending/lgbt-activists-slander-the-evangelicals-for-trump-coalition/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On the third day of 2020, conservative Christian leaders met at a megachurch in Miami for an “Evangelicals for Trump” rally, launching a key part of the president’s re-election campaign. Shortly thereafter, LGBT activist groups and websites descended on the key figures of this coalition, attacking them as “hate group” leaders and “anti-LGBTQ extremists.” The LGBT magazine The Advocate dug up old statements and repeated the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to smear the evangelicals involved, citing research compiled by the activist group GLAAD. “One of the best-known among them is Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center,” Trudy Ring wrote. The SPLC fired its co-founder last year after a racial discrimination and sexual harassment scandal that also revealed how former employees saw themselves as “part of the con,” exaggerating hate by padding the “hate group” list and “bilking northern liberals” to cut big checks. It has faced multiple defamation lawsuits and paid millions to settle them. As for FRC, a deranged shooter targeted the organization due to the SPLC’s “hate group” accusation, which is based on false and exaggerated claims.)

THE HILL
— GAO finds Trump administration broke law by withholding aid from Ukraine – REBECCA KLAR (DIERSEN: Anyone who reads the documents that were filed in Diersen v. GAO would conclude that those who run GAO despise/hate Republicans, and that they especially despise/hate Republicans who are Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/478557-gao-finds-trump-administration-broke-law-by-withholding-aid-from

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Reporters claim new rules will hinder impeachment coverage – ASHRAF KHALIL (DIERSEN: I should write a book about past and present activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, and political consultants in Illinois, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who treat me and treat what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor as though they really are Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and/or RINOs. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://wtmj.com/national/2020/01/15/reporters-claim-new-rules-will-hinder-impeachment-coverage/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A preliminary security plan would greatly limit the movement of credentialed media members. Journalists would be restricted to a designated area and could only speak to senators who approached them. Under normal conditions, credentialed journalists can informally approach lawmakers in the hallways or on the way to the elevator or the Senate subway. “That’s the bread and butter of what we do here. That’s where you get that extra nugget of information,” Wire said in an interview with The Associated Press. Members of the press corps are also asking for a waiver of the traditional ban on laptops and cellphones, which would enable them to file breaking news updates from gallery seats inside the Senate chamber, but that request has apparently been rejected. The security plan would also place a magnetometer at the door of the gallery seats to scan journalists as they enter and prevent them from bringing in electronics.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— Bloomberg Makes Pitch to Women, Says He Regrets ‘Bawdy’ Jokes – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/01/15/us/15reuters-usa-election-bloomberg.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Wealthy donors now allowed to give over half a million dollars each to support Trump’s reelection – Michelle Ye Hee Lee (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who talk and/or act like wealthy donors have given them lots of money to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/01/15/wealthy-donors-now-allowed-give-over-half-million-dollars-each-support-trumps-re-election/
— The chief justice wanted to know: Is ‘OK boomer’ ageist? (He may have been asking for a friend.) – Reis Thebault (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination. They especially promote age discrimination against those who are older and Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Will my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes succeed in getting the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party to stop those who are over age 40 from holding leadership positions unless they are minority and/or female?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/01/15/supreme-court-ok-boomer/

USA TODAY
— Here’s the grade most Americans give themselves for retirement readiness – Jessica Menton
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/01/15/retirement-planning-americans-give-themselves-c-lower/4465141002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Warren, Sanders Spat Sparks Female Electability Debate – Ken Thomas and Tarini Parti
https://www.wsj.com/articles/warren-sanders-spat-sparks-female-electability-debate-11579124691

FORBES
— Was The Illinois Constitution’s Pensions Clause Meant To Be A Suicide Pact? Three Important Pieces Of Historical Context – Elizabeth Bauer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer/2020/01/15/was-the-illinois-constitutions-pensions-clause-meant-to-be-a-suicide-pact-three-important-pieces-of-historical-context/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarabrittanysomerset/2020/01/16/federal-marijuana-policy-hearing-makes-progress/

GREEN BAY PRESS GAZETTE
— Door County group aims to involve more women, people of color in local government – Sammy Gibbons (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will governments officially state that the more of the following that you are, the more that they want to get rid of you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, draft avoider, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/door-co/2020/01/15/door-county-group-aims-invite-more-women-people-color-govern/4467178002/

NEWSWEEK
— WISCONSIN BUSINESS DENIES FIRING EMPLOYEE FOR POSTING PRO-TRUMP COMMENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA – EWAN PALMER (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with my Democrat GAO superiors who deny that they took adverse actions against me, including forcing me to retire, because I was an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
https://www.newsweek.com/wisconsion-trump-supporter-fired-precision-dental-1482483

LAW 360
— OUTSTANDING: House OKs Easing Path For Age Discrimination Suits
https://www.law360.com/corporate/articles/1233779/house-oks-easing-path-for-age-discrimination-suits

WASHINGTON BLADE
— Will GOP moderate its anti-LGBTQ platform in 2020? – Chris Johnson (DIERSEN: Who will your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee appoint to serve on the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee in June of this year? I have asked Bob Grogan, who represents the 6th Congressional District, to appoint me to serve on that committee like Ron Smith did in 2008. From what I see, the IRP is under tremendous pressure from Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs a) to dump the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, and many other planks in its platform and b) to dump voters, organizations, companies, and governments that support those planks.) 
https://www.washingtonblade.com/2020/01/15/will-gop-moderate-its-anti-lgbtq-platform-in-2020/

January 13 Morning Edition

ABC7
— New program brings attention to crime, public safety across DuPage County
https://abc7chicago.com/new-dupage-county-program-brings-attention-to-crime-public-safety/5843308/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A new group in DuPage County is designed to raise awareness about crime and public safety. The group is called Safe DuPage and it was created by Naperville City Councilman Kevin Coyne. The group will hold town halls and rallies to discuss subjects including gun violence, social equity and marijuana stores. A website for the group is under construction.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— 50,000 Cook County residents will lose food stamps if they don’t find work soon, and the clock is ticking – Alexia Elejalde Ruiz
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-cook-county-work-requirements-food-stamps-20200110-bachqwln6bbq3kgcpfl5fqrh3a-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-nyt-anti-trump-echo-chamber-20200112-mpodx42xurcnjdiuztdqepvvva-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-cb-how-illinois-legal-weed-is-grown-20200113-bg544pchcve2djiti73zneatyq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage Hispanics to speak, to read, and to write Spanish. My ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s. They were less successful because they continued to speak, read, and write German. None of them earned a high school diploma until my father did in 1940. None of them earned a college degree until I did in 1970.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-depaulia-spanish-language-news-site-20200113-fqu5wzuy6jgcrey7zmdekww2xy-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/pot-is-legal-in-illinois-but-dont-pack-it-for-your-next-airplane-ride

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Durbin: United State Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) will grow economy, support jobs in Illinois – Steven Spearie 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200112/durbin-usmca-will-grow-economy-support-jobs-in-illinois
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200112/pot-dispensary-to-suspend-recreational-sales-for-monday

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— NIU professor: Marijuana law offers benefits and ‘unanticipated consequences’ – Chris Green
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200112/niu-professor-marijuana-law-offers-benefits-and-unanticipated-consequences
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The only solid research we have on the effect of legalization is that it leads to increased usage,” he said. “This does present public health concerns. An increase in auto accidents and workplace safety issues are two of these concerns. Increased levels of addiction is another.”)

NORTHERN STAR
— A Smoke and Drug Free map provided by the university outlines all on-campus areas where adult-use and possession of cannabis will continue to be illegal despite changes in state law.
https://northernstar.info/news/map-illustrates-federal-law/article_f704b266-35ba-11ea-8697-075eb2ecc8f9.html

DAILY EASTERN NEWS
— University Police Department Chief Talks Legal Marijuana – Corryn Brock and Hannah Shillo
https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2020/01/12/upd-chief-talks-legal-marijuana/

WAND
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wandtv.com/news/illinois-supply-and-provisions-temporarily-halts-adult-use-cannabis-sales/article_7afc3b2c-359b-11ea-a995-33cd10f7900a.html

KMOX
— Driving high is becoming an issue with legal marijuana in Illinois – Michael Calhoun
https://kmox.radio.com/media/audio-channel/driving-high-is-becoming-an-issue-with-legal-marijuana-in-illinois

DEPAULIA
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://depauliaonline.com/45321/news/chicagoans-swarm-dispensaries-in-first-week-of-recreational-cannabis-sales/

POLITICO
— FROM THE ARTICLE: “Among judicial candidates shelling out for their own campaigns: Richard Felice (DuPage County judge), $245,000”
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/01/13/the-self-funding-gamble-revelation-in-explosive-email-bloomberg-petitions-challenged-488049

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— CHICAGO ALDERMAN PROPOSES TAX ON CHILDBIRTH Amid Illinois’ population decline, Ald. Ray Lopez proposed taxing conception and licensing childbirth. – Vincent Caruso
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/chicago-alderman-proposes-tax-on-childbirth/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— The Big Fat Lie of Leftists Who Sexually Integrate School Locker Rooms – Laurie Higgins 
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/the-big-fat-lie-of-leftists-who-sexually-integrate-school-locker-rooms/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Democrats become first national party to hate the nation they wish to lead – Eric Utter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/democrats_become_first_national_party_to_hate_the_nation_they_wish_to_lead.html
— Is today’s Democratic Party deceiving the people? – K.S. Guardiola (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the mainstream news media a) promotes the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms and b) demonizes, denigrates, and condemns the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/is_todays_democratic_party_deceiving_the_people.html
— From ‘blue’ to ‘red’ – Silvio Canto, Jr.
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/from_blue_to_red.html
— Hey, GOP! This is What Pushback Looks Like – Brian C Joondeph
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/hey_gop_this_is_what_pushback_looks_like.html

BREITBART
— Illinois Sanctuary County (Cook County) Frees 1K Criminal Illegal Aliens into U.S. in 2019 – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/12/illinois-sanctuary-county-frees-1k-criminal-illegal-aliens-2019/
— Tom Steyer: Americans Must Provide Cheap Housing to Illegal Immigrants – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Wheaton voters, including many Wheaton’s West and East Districts, and especially in my precinct, believe that Democrats and RINOs want to build cheap housing for illegal immigrants in my precinct along the south side of Roosevelt Road between the Prairie Path and Main Street.)
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/01/13/tom-steyer-americans-must-provide-cheap-housing-to-illegal-immigrants/
— Majority of Britons Reject Amnesty for Illegal Aliens – VICTORIA FRIEDMAN
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/01/13/majority-britons-reject-amnesty-illegal-aliens/

BLAZE
— Powerful video shows Iranians demonstrating more respect for the US flag than Colin Kaepernick has Kaepernick was quick to attack America after the U.S. military killed Soleimani – Giancarlo Sopo
https://www.theblaze.com/news/iranian_protestors_respect_american_flag

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Repeatedly Betrayed Black Voters’: Sanders Co-Chair Rips Into Joe Biden – PETER HASSON (DIERSEN: To give preference to minorities, females, younger people, those who have less money, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, citizens of foreign countries, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, etc. is to discriminate against Whites, males, older people, those who have more money, Protestants, German Americans, citizens of America, those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, etc.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/12/nina-turner-joe-biden-south-carolina-black-voters/
— Facebook Policy Against Regulating Political Ads Is A Win For Free Speech – JON SCHWEPPE
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/10/schweppe-facebook-political-ads/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Tents, Homelessness, and Misery: 9 Things I Saw in San Francisco – Katrina Trinko
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/01/13/tents-homeless-and-misery-9-things-i-saw-in-san-francisco/

DAILY HEADLINES
— The LGBT Mafia & Their Satanic Agenda Lead To More Global Corporations Tanking – Susan Duclos
http://dailyheadlines.net/the-lgbt-mafia-their-satanic-agenda-lead-to-more-global-corporations-tanking/

PJ MEDIA
— Arrogant Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Want to Move to LA… When Trump Is Gone – MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/arrogant-meghan-markle-and-prince-harry-want-to-move-to-la-when-trump-is-gone/

TOWNHALL
— Democrats Always Choose America’s Enemies Over America – Kurt Schlichter
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2020/01/13/democrats-always-choose-americas-enemies-over-america-n2559371

PATRIOT POST
— Omar Represents the Anti-Americans This radical leftist appears to view the U.S. as the villain and Iran as the victim. (DIERSEN: What do you say to activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who a) promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid and/or b) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate?)
https://patriotpost.us/articles/67846-omar-represents-the-anti-americans-2020-01-13

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— What Are Your Goals? – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: What are your goals? My goals include helping elect candidates who can and will defend and advance the Republican Party platform. Those who work against me reject planks in the Republican Party platform. Most commonly, they reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. Most commonly, they promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. They focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
https://myemail.constantcontact.com/What-Are-Your-Goals—-LCC-Daily-Devotion-.html

EPOCH TIMES
— Immigration Hurts Low-Skilled Workers, Congressional Budget Office Says – MATTHEW VADUM (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, employers prefer hiring, retaining, and promoting citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America. If there had been more immigration during the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, citizens of foreign countries may very well have gotten the jobs that I got. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.theepochtimes.com/immigration-hurts-low-skilled-workers-congressional-budget-office-says_3201871.html

CAMPUS REFORM
— Arizona State University prof: ‘Shut down’ Trump’s Twitter account to combat hate speech – Jesse Stiller (DIERSEN: How soon will those Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs who dominate the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and/or Milton Township Republican Organization officially call for shutting down GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?) 
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14201

THE HILL
— A GOP-led edge: Red states see less unemployment, more economic growth – KRISTIN TATE
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/477923-a-gop-led-edge-red-states-see-less-unemployment-more-economic-growth
— Trump bemoans ‘stigma’ of impeachment – JUSTINE COLEMAN (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Which members of organizations are stigmatized the most? ANSWER: Those members who fail/refuse to serve as operatives or as dupes for those members who have the most clout. I should write a book about a) members who have/had the most clout and b) members who are/were stigmatized the most in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/477892-trump-bemoans-stigma-of-impeachment

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Ex-prisoners who can vote sought for Wisconsin 2020 election – SARA BURNETT (DIERSEN: Republican-haters hint/imply/argue/shout at ex-prisoners, and at everyone else, that Republicans impoverish people, and therefore, cause people to commit crime.) 
http://www.startribune.com/ex-prisoners-who-can-vote-sought-for-wisconsin-2020-election/566931692/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump-supporters, and especially against Trump-supporters who are Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. How successful have the Trump-haters been in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county? I should write a book about the success that Trump-haters have had in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/01/13/women-minorities-missing-from-trump-national-security-team-column/4447800002/

WINCHESTER STAR
— Media Coddles Thugs – L. Brent Bozell III
https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/bozell-media-coddles-thugs/article_f047f9f2-ac7f-5316-8198-310c35244a54.html

FAIRFIELD CONNECTICUT PATCH
— Fairfield Candidate Criticized For Political Consulting Work A Republican leader in Fairfield said Democrat Jennifer Leeper ‘failed to disclose that she is a paid Democratic political operative.’ – Anna Bybee-Schier (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. Of course, needless-to-say, I will sue any individual, any organization, any company, and any government that hints/implies/argues/shouts a) that I am paid for what I do as a journalist, that is, that I am paid for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor or b) that I a lobbyist, that is, someone who is paid to lobby.) 
https://patch.com/connecticut/fairfield/state-rep-candidate-criticized-political-consulting-work

NEW YORKER
— Have We Outgrown the Need for Affirmative Action? The past and the future of a long-embattled policy. – Louis Menand (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, etc. to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/01/20/have-we-outgrown-the-need-for-affirmative-action

AMERICAN LATINOS UNITED
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: American Latinos United Launches to Defeat President Trump New Political Action Committee Led by Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Fernando Espuelas will Focus on Latino Voter Engagement in Key Swing States to Secure Electoral College Victory for the Democratic Nominee
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/american-latinos-united-launches-to-defeat-president-trump-300985328.html

AMERICAN PROSPECT
— Progressives Help Progressives—Across City Lines Local Progress, a nationwide network of left-leaning municipal elected officials, is fast becoming the strategic switchboard for America’s increasingly liberal cities. – RACHEL M. COHEN (DIERSEN: Who represents you in your municipality? Are they considering becoming a member of “Local Progress?” SEE: https://localprogress.org/ Are they a member of “Local Progress?” From what I see, members of “Local Progress” focus on a) promoting dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid and b) destroying those who they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
https://prospect.org/politics/progressives-help-progressives-across-city-lines/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the fall of 2017, a group of progressive city councilmembers across Texas decided to try a new strategy. Their Republican-controlled state legislature was a nightmare, preempting (and thereby repealing) every progressive ordinance that the cities enacted—but the legislature met only once every two years. What would happen if they worked together and collectively passed paid sick days while state politicians were out of session?. . .More recently, nearly 200 local elected officials from across the country signed a letter calling for the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and applauded Representative Mark Pocan’s federal legislation to transfer ICE’s legitimate functions to other agencies. “Above all else, we are responsible for the safety of people in our communities,” the local officials wrote. “The presence of ICE in our neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, places of worship, and homes, makes this impossible.”)

FEDERAL TIMES
— The leader in federal work environment improvement – Andrew Eversden (DIERSEN: I should write a book about what the work environment was like for employees at GAO 1980-1997, IRS 1971-1980, and Post Office 1966-1969 who were Republican. The more of the following that you were, the more toxic that the work environment was: Republican, conservative, Protestant, German American, draft avoider, White, male, older, non-poor, if your ancestors had been in America for a long time, and if you had not made GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://www.federaltimes.com/home/2020/01/10/the-leader-in-federal-work-environment-improvement/

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— If you were me, what would you do to encourage religious, conservative, and Republican leaders in Illinois to promote reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails? Tragically, many of the aforesaid reject many planks in the Republican Party platform. Most commonly, they reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. They blacklist me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails because I support all of the aforesaid planks. Most commonly, they promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. They focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I refuse to serve as anyone’s operative or dupe. I refuse to use GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to carry out anyone’s demands, for example, a) to elect a particular candidate in a contested Republican primary or b) to blacklist anyone. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

January 12 Morning Edition

WGN TV
— OUTSTANDING: March for Life rally downtown brings out anti-abortion supporters – GAYNOR HALL
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/11/march-for-life-rally-downtown-brings-out-anti-abortion-supporters-opponents/

ABC7
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Lightfoot reiterates need for recreational marijuana consumption sites in first press conference of 2020
https://abc7chicago.com/5838336/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Investigators exploring whether ‘rape in Champaign’ email is linked to early release of prison inmate, sources say – RAY LONG and DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-mclain-email-rape-champaign-early-release-prison-20200112-3euenj6ahrc2vkshfuihl35roy-story.html
— Moving for the school is still a thing in Chicagoland — even if it means keeping two residences – Darcel Rockett
https://www.chicagotribune.com/real-estate/ct-re-school-districts-top-real-estate-amenity-20191230-20200107-vhg3zal7yjcznc6pc3mr6sxbmi-story.html
— Advice to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Don’t let the haters get you down – Clarence Page (DIERSEN: If Harry and Meghan moved to Chicago, Chicago Democrats would force them to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-meghan-markle-prince-harry-royals-page-20200110-kk7cflzgszbw3gjdwrxyhnya5m-story.html
— These 3 mentors shaped my life and inspired me to be a mentor too – KEENAN PALMER (DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS superiors got rid of my IRS mentor who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My Democrat GAO superiors got rid of my GAO mentor who hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/chicago-forward/ct-opinion-chicago-forward-mentor-keenan-palmer-20200110-bby6tsadlbcy5hjz42lghyrq2y-story.html
— Your Lyft or Uber driver is vaping weed? What to do? This and other driving questions from the legal weed frontier – Mary Schmich
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-met-mary-schmich-driving-while-high-20200111-dgkptghnevatnopftulz3e2kha-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— The email about ‘ghost workers’ and ‘rape’ that could bring down Mike Madigan’s empire It just seems unlikely to me that Madigan’s top advisor apparently had significant dirt on the administration of Gov. Pat Quinn and was kept totally in the dark. – Rich Miller 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/10/21060762/rich-miller-mike-madigan-ghost-workers-rape-champaign
— When I needed $300 for college, I had one person to depend on: Myself – John W. Fountain (DIERSEN: I paid for all my college expenses, but my critics/opponents stress that college expenses were much less during the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. They stress that none of the colleges that I earned degrees from in 1970, 1976, 1980, and 1997 were Ivy League.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/10/21060665/john-fountain-college-true-vine

DAILY HERALD
— Rising tuition putting college out of reach for low-income, minority students – Madhu Krishnamurthy (DIERSEN: I paid for all my college expenses, but my critics/opponents stress that college expenses were much less during the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. They stress that none of the colleges that I earned degrees from in 1970, 1976, 1980, and 1997 were Ivy League.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200103/rising-tuition-putting–college-out-of-reach-for-low-income-minority-students

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Stocks-Smith hopes party finds challenger for LaHood – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: In contested Republican primary races, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes always hint/imply/argue/shout at the candidates that I use my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) to make them lose and b) to make their opponents win. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200111/stocks-smith-hopes-party-finds-challenger-for-lahood

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Property-tax flop is no surprise – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-property-tax-flop-is-no-surprise/article_e83c03e6-6969-590d-8e84-b6ada85fbc4d.html

NORTHWEST HERALD
— New law ensures McHenry County Jail detainees are offered chance to vote New law ensures those in custody will receive election education, ballots – KATIE SMITH (DIERSEN: What percent of them vote for Democrats?)
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/01/10/new-law-ensures-mchenry-county-jail-detainees-are-offered-chance-to-vote/ab43ew4/

JOURNAL STANDARD
— For counties, pot-case expungements next Marijuana legalization means addressing past charges of thousands – Samantha McDaniel-Ogletree (DIERSEN: If you have smoked pot, you have demonstrated your disrespect for the rule of law. Your past predicts your future.)
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/For-counties-pot-case-expungements-next-14969035.php

LINCOLN COURIER
— Illinois money woes and the ‘church lady’ – Dan Tackett
https://www.lincolncourier.com/news/20200111/illinois-money-woes-and-church-lady

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Jack Franks: Mileage for Me, But Not for Thee
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/12/jack-franks-mileage-for-me-but-not-for-thee/ 
— IL-06: Jeanne Ives Consolidates Support for Primary from All Republicans
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/12/il-06-jeanne-ives-consolidates-support-for-primary-from-all-republicans/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— U.S. Journalists Mourn Death of Iranian Terrorist Qassem Soleimani’s ‘historic’ funeral in Tehran gets somber coverage – Andrew Stiles 
https://freebeacon.com/national-security/media-mourns-suleimani/

FOX NEWS
— Ocasio-Cortez says she’s a ‘proud’ Democrat, even though she won’t pay party ‘dues’ – Marisa Schultz 
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-proud-democrat-even-though-wont-pay-party-dues

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Left’s Endless Commercial Has Weaponized Popular Culture – David Lanza
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/the_lefts_endless_commercial_has_weaponized_popular_culture.html

AMERICA NOW
— Manager Faces Backlash For Sending Muslim Employee Home Over ‘Inappropriate’ Attire
https://www.americanow.com/story/religion/2020/01/12/manager-faces-backlash-sending-muslim-employee-home-over-inappropriate

TOWNHALL
— ‘Deadbeat’: Ocasio-Cortez Is Enraging Democrats By Refusing to Pay Party Dues and Funding Primary Challengers – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/01/12/aoc-gving-dems-heartburn-over-refusal-to-contribute–to-house-races-n2559307

FOX BUSINESS
— Are military members paid too much? – Brittany De Lea (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted the loudest that the federal government overpaid me. They refuse to acknowledge that I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree in 1970, when I was 21, and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. They refuse to acknowledge that in 1979, when I was 30, I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt, and that in 1981, when I was 32, I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt.)
https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/military-member-pay-rand-arroyo-center

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— ‘I’m Spending All My Money to Get Rid of Trump’: Michael Bloomberg – Reuters (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to get rid of the following: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.)
https://ijr.com/im-spending-all-my-money-to-get-rid-of-trump-michael-bloomberg/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Democratic 2020 candidates vie for union, Latino votes (DIERSEN: Do candidates vie for votes from those who share your demographics? Ever-increasingly, RINO candidates fail/refuse to vie for votes from those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Ever-increasingly, RINO candidates pander to those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about RINO candidates.) 
https://whdh.com/news/democratic-2020-candidates-vie-for-union-latino-votes-in-nevada/
— Democrats’ contempt for Trump fuels an online cash surge – BRIAN SLODYSKO
https://apnews.com/dbd937eb59149ddf96097651e207a4e9

NEW YORK TIMES
— Michael Bloomberg Is Open to Spending $1 Billion to Defeat Trump The Democratic presidential candidate said he would spend big even if the nominee was someone he had sharp differences with, like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren. – Lisa Lerer
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/11/us/politics/michael-bloomberg-spending.html
— AUGUST 12, 2019 FLASHBACK: What to Do When You Feel Uninspired at Work – Tim Herra (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government did everything that they could to make me feel uninspired. They were furious when I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/smarter-living/what-to-do-when-you-feel-uninspired-at-work.html
— OCTOBER 17, 2019 FLASHBACK: You’re Only as Old as You Feel – Emily Laber-Warren (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government did everything that they could to make me feel old. They stressed that I did not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/well/mind/age-subjective-feeling-old.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Tucker Carlson.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/11/opinion/sunday/tucker-carlson.html
— Does Running a City of 100,000 People Make You President Material? Mayors ponder the City Hall to White House leap. – Matt Flegenheimer
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/11/us/politics/buttigieg-mayors-elected-president.html

FORBES
— Retirement And The Laws To Help Older Workers – William Baldwin (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination. The older that you are, the harder that they work against you, and especially if you are a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/baldwin/2020/01/12/retirement-laws-to-help-older-workers/#2eb2c04a6f41

STEPHENVILLE EMPIRE TRIBUNE
— Local Republicans gear up for two candidate forums – Sara Vanden Berge (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents oppose a) anyone who they cannot manipulate/dominate, b) conservative organizations, and c) candidate forums. If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting candidate forums for candidates in contested races. TAPROOT would be holding candidate forums for the U.S. Senate, 6th Congressional District, DuPage Recorder, DuPage Auditor, and the DuPage judicial race.) 
https://www.yourstephenvilletx.com/news/20200111/local-republicans-gear-up-for-two-candidate-forums

CONCORD MONITOR
— What we still need to hear from candidates – Editorial (DIERSEN: Are you an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman? If so, a) who has expressed interest in being the next chairman of your Republican township and county party organizations and b) who do you want to be the next chairman of your Republican township and county party organizations? Questions to ask them: If elected, how would the following help you carry out your duties: a) your education, b) your political experience and work experience, c) your professional certifications and licenses, and d) length of time that you have lived in your township/county? What have you done and what will you do if elected to: a) discourage the sale and use of pot, b) discourage gambling, c) discourage the sale and drinking of booze, d) promote traditional marriage and the traditional family, e) promote homeownership, f) discourage abortion, g) discourage mass/illegal immigration, h) discourage diminution of Second Amendment rights, i) discourage patronage and political affiliation discrimination, j) discourage reverse discrimination, k) discourage age discrimination, l) encourage people to save for their retirement, m) discourage dependency on government, and n) discourage dependency on charity?) 
https://www.concordmonitor.com/Preparing-to-vote-31903496

JAPAN TIMES
— Japan giving more government workers permission to moonlight amid labor crunch (DIERSEN: During the first 19 months that I worked for IRS 1971-1972, IRS gave me permission to work part-time for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights.) 
https://employment.einnews.com/article_detail/506983853/3Bh0RQ36rSgbbAio

January 11 Morning Edition

WTTW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://news.wttw.com/2020/01/10/chicago-host-cannabis-resource-fair

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ICE arrests are down in Chicago area and agency blames recent state and local laws aimed at protecting immigrants – ELVIA MALAGÓN and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-ice-chicago-sanctuary-immigration-deport-arrest-20200111-2g4q44nexfhjzkl3bcx6qjzpki-story.html
— ‘Richard Jewell,’ Nicholas Sandmann and the media mob – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-richard-jewell-nicholas-sandmann-kass-20200111-hfqsfkl6zzdapl4usxiuy4ai24-story.html

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgnradio.com/2020/01/11/illinois-attorney-ross-morreale-how-you-can-still-get-in-on-the-weed-business-recreational-sales-shortage/

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Local demonstrators rally for, against President Trump’s stance with Iran DeKalb rally part of nationwide #NoWarWithIran demonstrations Thursday – KELSEY RETTKE
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/01/10/local-demonstrators-rally-for-against-president-trumps-stance-with-iran/ad2n4d7/

HERALD & REVIEW
— More dogs falling prey to THC poisoning. Vets say legal marijuana is a key factor. – CINDY DAMPIER 
https://herald-review.com/lifestyles/pets/more-dogs-falling-prey-to-thc-poisoning-vets-say-legal/article_b7ddbacb-0b21-5744-a3c7-6482d8ea1c3b.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Loss of Downstate Congressman Predicted – Cole Lauterbach 
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=296955#.XhnqEshKiM8

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— State of the County 2020 (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton have changed since I moved here in 1978. I would focus on those who have moved here since 1978 who are increasingly Democrat, that is, increasingly anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I would focus on how those Democrats who increasingly promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. I would focus on those Republican leaders who have increasingly pandered to the Democrats and/or failed/refused to defend the Republican Party platform and their constituents who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.nctv17.com/news/state-of-the-county-2020/

MDJ ONLINE
— Christian County Clerk and Recorder Mike Gianasi testifies on election security before Congress – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/county-clerk-from-illinois-testifies-on-election-security-before-congress/article_8fb98666-914e-5594-a7c8-ae52b92d3683.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/illinois-sets-record-in-first-week-of-recreational-cannabis-sales/article_7b425182-5025-5262-9a38-1aad77968113.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally Brings in Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney to Represent County Board in Orville Brettman Regional Superintendent of Education Referendum Challenge
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/10/kenneally-brings-in-lake-county-assistant-states-attorney-to-represent-county-board-in-brettman-regional-superintendent-of-education-referendum-challenge/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Tucker Carlson looks at the horrors in Pelosi’s own district of San Francisco – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/tucker_carlson_looks_at_the_horrors_in_pelosis_own_district_of_san_francisco.html

BREITBART
— Hans von Spakovsky: DOJ Should Sue States Registering Non-Citizens to Vote – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/01/10/hans-von-spakovsky-doj-should-sue-states-registering-non-citizens-to-vote/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Donald Trump’s Confidence Overwhelms the Haters
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/01/10/donald-trumps-confidence-overwhelms-the-haters/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Wages Soar Fastest among Those with the Least – DEROY MURDOCK
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/01/wages-soar-fastest-among-those-with-the-least/

ABC NEWS
— Anti-Trump Republican group targets evangelical voters with new ad The group of Republicans want to tank Trump. – Will Steakin
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/anti-trump-republican-group-targets-evangelical-voters-ad/story?id=68206138

NEW YORK TIMES
— Buckle Up for Another Facebook Election By opting not to change the company’s political advertising rules, Mark Zuckerberg has ensured another election shaped by the social network. – Kevin Roose (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs succeed in getting Republican organizations like the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization a) to rely on the Democrat/Libertarian/Green Facebook, b) to dump their websites, and c) to stop sending out emails.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/technology/facebook-election.html
— Why Do People Believe in Hell? – David Bentley Hart (DIERSEN: None of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes believe in Hell.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/opinion/sunday/christianity-religion-hell-bible.html
— Stephanie Grisham: Trump’s Press Secretary Who Doesn’t Meet the Press A presidency in crisis, a nation on the brink of war — and a White House press secretary who was largely out of sight. – Michael M. Grynbaum and Katie Rogers
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/business/media/stephanie-grisham-trump-press-secretary.html
— Who Signs Up to Fight? Makeup of U.S. Recruits Shows Glaring Disparity More and more, new recruits come from the same small number of counties and are the children of old recruits. – Dave Philipps and Tim Arango
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/us/military-enlistment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Identity politics won’t win this presidential election – Rahm Emanuel (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to get elected and reelected, RINO candidates, RINO elected officials, and RINO party leaders a) hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all; b) promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid; and c) blame Republicans for their problems, your problems, my problems, and everyone’s problems. I should write a book about RINOs in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those RINOs who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who work the hardest a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/identity-politics-wont-win-this-presidential-election/2020/01/10/0195c978-33bc-11ea-a053-dc6d944ba776_story.html

BOSTON HERALD
— Yes, your boss can fire you for a Facebook post (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, if you seek a government office or a political office as a Republican, Democrats can and will use everything that you ever posted on Facebook against you.)
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/01/11/yes-your-boss-can-fire-you-for-a-facebook-post/

UNION JOURNAL
— UNACCEPTABLE: NY Democrats Just Passed a Bill That Would Automatically Register Illegal Immigrants to Vote – Carlos Christian
https://theunionjournal.com/ny-democrats-just-passed-a-bill-that-would-automatically-register-illegal-immigrants-to-vote/

WINCHESTER STAR
— Who gets in? – Michelle Malkin
https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/malkin-who-gets-in/article_70c2b148-7f9e-585f-94b7-432394791e0b.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Allies Explore Buyout of Conservative Channel Seeking to Compete With Fox News Hicks Equity Partners, a firm tied to Republican National Committee co-chair Thomas Hicks Jr., is pitching GOP donors on buyout of One America News Network – Juliet Chung, Corrie Driebusch and Rebecca Ballhaus
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-allies-explore-buyout-of-conservative-news-channel-one-america-news-network-11578696767
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: I should write a book about “team players.” Team players serve as operatives or as dupes for whoever has the most clout. Team players a) glorify and praise those who they told to glorify and praise and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who they are told to demonize, denigrate, and condemn. In my book, I would focus on team players in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on team players who focus on a) stopping me from sending out GOPUSA Illinois emails and b) stopping everyone from reading those emails. 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-business-lesson-from-academia-great-teams-assemble-themselves-11578718805

BARRON’S
— 50+ Reasons Not to Sell Your Stocks – Michael Batnick (DIERSEN: How successful will the Democrats be in driving down the stock market to defeat Trump?)
https://www.barrons.com/articles/50-reasons-not-to-sell-your-stocks-51578747600

FORBES
— Four Qualities You Need To Be An Impactful Leader In The 21st Century (DIERSEN: Are you an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman? If so, a) who has expressed interest in being the next chairman of your Republican township and county party organization and b) who do you want to be the next chairman of your Republican township and county party organizations? Questions to ask them: If elected, how would the following help you carry out your duties: a) your education, b) your political experience and work experience, c) your professional certifications and licenses, and d) length of time that you have lived in your township/county? What have you done and what will you do if elected to: a) discourage the sale and use of pot, b) discourage gambling, c) discourage the sale and drinking of booze, d) promote traditional marriage and the traditional family, e) promote homeownership, f) discourage abortion, g) discourage mass/illegal immigration, h) discourage diminution of Second Amendment rights, i) discourage political affiliation discrimination, j) discourage reverse discrimination, k) discourage age discrimination, l) encourage people to save for their retirement, m) discourage dependency on government, and n) discourage dependency on charity?) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/hecparis/2020/01/09/four-qualities-you-need-to-be-an-impactful-leader-in-the-21st-century/
— Employee Activism Is The New Normal. So Why Is Amazon Leadership Freaking Out? – Jason Wingard (DIERSEN: My superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who were Democrat and minority, female, and/or younger promoted Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid because they directly benefitted from the aforesaid.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonwingard/2020/01/10/employee-activism-is-the-new-normal-so-why-is-amazon-leadership-freaking-out/
— Play To Your Strengths: 13 Even Better Ways To Improve Your Leadership Skills (DIERSEN: Are you an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman? If so, a) who has expressed interest in being the next chairman of your Republican township and county party organization and b) who do you want to be the next chairman of your Republican township and county party organizations? Questions to ask them: If elected, how would the following help you carry out your duties: a) your education, b) your political experience and work experience, c) your professional certifications and licenses, and d) length of time that you have lived in your township/county? What have you done and what will you do if elected to: a) discourage the sale and use of pot, b) discourage gambling, c) discourage the sale and drinking of booze, d) promote traditional marriage and the traditional family, e) promote homeownership, f) discourage abortion, g) discourage mass/illegal immigration, h) discourage diminution of Second Amendment rights, i) discourage political affiliation discrimination, j) discourage reverse discrimination, k) discourage age discrimination, l) encourage people to save for their retirement, m) discourage dependency on government, and n) discourage dependency on charity?)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2020/01/10/play-to-your-strengths-13-even-better-ways-to-improve-your-leadership-skills/

DAILY BEAST
— Facebook Helped Decimate the Media Industry but Wants Journalists to Do Its Job DISINGENUOUS DEFENSE “The idea that there are enough journalists out there to fact check all the false claims on Facebook is naive.” – Blake Montgomery (DIERSEN: What qualifications do my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have to be fact checkers? While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year. My other fact checking qualifications include my becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and CPA in 1979.)
https://www.thedailybeast.com/facebook-helped-decimate-the-media-industry-but-wants-journalists-to-do-its-job

AD WEEK
— Why Grassroots Political Organizations Rely on Facebook The social network is a vital part of their operations – David Cohen (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs succeed in getting Republican organizations like the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization a) to rely on the Democrat/Libertarian/Green Facebook, b) to dump their websites, and c) to stop sending out emails.) 
https://www.adweek.com/digital/why-grassroots-political-organizations-rely-on-facebooks-ad-targeting/2/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to organizations, companies, and countries that want to be viewed as being anti-American? Democrats and RINOs pander to those organizations, companies, and countries. 
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/11/us-china-trump-agreement-tesla-investment