May 14 Morning Edition

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Illinois Democrats say that Illinois Republicans who support the traditional family, right to life, and/or immigration planks are “insurgents.” Democrats side with Greg Baise.)
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/14/baise-tells-party-insurgents-to-choose-between-rauner-and-madigan/
— Rauner talks Trump, Turnaround Agenda, Madigan and media “bias” at forum
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/14/rauner-talks-trump-turnaround-agenda-and-madigan-at-forum/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Rauner’s top priorities sidelined in final budget talks of his first term – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-illinois-budget-20180510-story.html
— Frerichs warns of “junk” credit downgrade without budget
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-paul-vallas-rahm-emanuel-police-20180514-story.html
— Lincoln foundation puts Marilyn Monroe dress on the block to save presidential memorabilia from same fate – Ray Long
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-lincoln-foundation-marilyn-monroe-auction-20180511-story.html
— A local government (Calumet Park) facing pension pressure. Rinse and repeat. – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-calumet-bankruptcy-pension-debt-20180508-story.html
— Retirement stresses us out, especially those who have saved – Jill Schlesinger (DIERSEN: One could argue that if you are not on track to have a) at least $1 million saved for your retirement or b) at least $50,000/year in pension, Social Security, and other income, you are planning to “go on the dole.” According to this article, “a whopping 62 percent of workers have not actually calculated how much money they will need to have saved so that they can live comfortably in retirement.”)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/tca-retirement-stresses-us-out-especially-those-who-have-saved-20180510-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The 2018 Retirement Confidence Survey (“RCS,” a joint venture between the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute and research firm Greenwald & Associates) is out, and about two-thirds of Americans feel confident or at least somewhat confident in their ability to retire comfortably. Yet nearly the same share say that preparing for retirement makes them feel stressed. You may think that these feelings arise because so many have saved very little. Among respondents who are still working, 45 percent report that the total value of their household’s savings and investments, excluding the value of their primary home and any defined benefit pension plans, is less than $25,000. Nine percent report totals of $25,000 to $49,999, 11 percent have $50,000 to $99,999, 15 percent are at $100,000 to $249,999 and 21 percent have $250,000 or more. But when many of those who have saved very little call my radio show or podcast, they don’t actually seem stressed. They are clear-eyed about their priorities and seem to know what they need to do. But for those who have managed to accumulate some money, usually $100,000 or more, that’s when the worries seem to start. Perhaps the stress comes from not knowing or fearing what lies ahead. According to RCS, although so many are anxious about the future, a whopping 62 percent of workers have not actually calculated how much money they will need to have saved so that they can live comfortably in retirement.)
— The importance of true checks and balances in government – Jonah Goldberg. (DIERSEN: I worked for the legislative branch of the federal government (GAO) for almost 18 years. I worked for the executive branch of the federal government (IRS for almost 9 years and the Post Office for almost 3 years) for almost 12 years.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-goldberg-supreme-court-power-politics-0514-20180510-story.html
— Tough times for the resistance? – Heather Wilhelm
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-wilhelm-tough-times-for-the-resistance-california-solar-panels-0514-story.html
— Mexico’s presidential front-runner is at war with business elites who warn he’ll wreck the economy – Kate Linthicum (DIERSEN: Who are the business elites in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois at war with? Business elites have declared war on me since 1966 a) because I was a federal employee 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, b) because I have been a federal retiree since 1997, c) because I was a union member 1966-1969 and 1971-1980, d) because I sued businesses during the 1980s and 1990s, e) because I do not glorify and praise them, f) because I do not pander to them, g) because I refuse to serve as their operative or dupe, and h) because I refuse to give them money.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/la-fg-mexico-lopez-obrador-2018-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Members of Group A crow about how strongly they are allied with each other against members of Group B. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and Members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/glanton/ct-met-dahleen-glanton-gay-marriage-20180511-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO: Father’s rights fuel Antioch Libertarian Kash Jackson’s bid for governor – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180514/fathers-rights-fuel-antioch-libertarians-bid-for-governor
— Six Libertarians seek statewide positions in Illinois – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180514/six-libertarians-seek-statewide-positions-in-illinois
— Trump’s improved standing, energized GOP voters worry Democrats – Sean Sullivan and Seung Min Kim
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180514/trumps-improved-standing-energized-gop-voters-worry-democrats

 

NBC5
— Southern Illinois Mayor’s Trailer Catches Fire, Chief Suspects Arson
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/southern-illinois-mayors-trailer-catches-fire-chief-suspects-arson-482500952.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Madigan and Cullerton: You can’t block redistricting reform forever – DAVID GREISING
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180511/ISSUE07/180519977/redistricting-reform-is-gaining-ground-even-in-illinois
— Money talks, and Illinois students walk – LYNNE MAREK (DIERSEN: One reason why I accepted Firestone Stores’ job offer in 1970 was that I could/did work in its Chicago Heights Store, just 5 miles north of Crete, where I lived with my mother and brother. I had applied for a financial hardship draft deferment to help support them because my father had died suddenly in 1969.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180511/ISSUE01/180509840/can-fixing-financial-aid-keep-more-college-bound-kids-from-leaving
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: A big Chicago marijuana company is going public – JOHN PLETZ (DIERSEN: If you promote pot, you promote destruction.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180514/NEWS07/180519960/a-big-chicago-marijuana-company-is-going-public

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Gun Waiting Period Bill on Governor’s Desk – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=265139#.WvmOElpy-M8

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Henry County weighs gun owner ordinances – LISA HAMMER
http://qconline.com/news/local/henry-county-weighs-gun-owner-ordinances/article_afcc98cf-6ef4-546a-a02c-f534a17fddf6.html
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Who ruined Illinois? Many share blame – Jim Nolan
http://qconline.com/opinion/columnists/nowlan-column-who-ruined-illinois-many-share-blame/article_9a6385c4-e31a-5deb-bb9b-173d7550b851.amp.html

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Romeoville-based summit addresses opioid epidemic progress in Illinois
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/05/12/romeoville-based-summit-addresses-opioid-epidemic-progress-in-illinois/apkfv2/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— ‘E pluribus unum’? Not so sure, anymore – Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are members of Group A try to get rid of members of Group B. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Members of Group A will fail.)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180513/their-view-e-pluribus-unum-not-so-sure-anymore

 

WSIU
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Police Data Show Gun Violence A Chronic, Growing Problem Across Illinois
http://news.wsiu.org/post/police-data-show-gun-violence-chronic-growing-problem-across-illinois#stream/0

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— How To Spot The Signs Of A Coming Blue Wave – DOMENICO MONTANARO
https://www.npr.org/2018/05/14/610544969/how-to-spot-the-signs-of-a-coming-blue-wave

 

CHICAGO READER
— All hail Maria Pappas – Maya Dukmasova (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2018/05/09/all-hail-maria-pappas
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “All you have to do is go to the County Building on election day. You couldn’t find a county employee anywhere—they’re all working a precinct. You have patronage, and then you’ve got pinstripe patronage, which is all these bond counselors and contractors and construction persons who contribute heavily to campaigns. Regular patronage is: work as precinct captain equals a job in the forest preserve. Pinstripe patronage is: contribute to me, and I’ll throw you a no-bid contract. Pinstripe patronage is all the change orders in contracts, all the bond counseling—and $13 million of consultants this year. Come on. How much can a consultant tell you that you don’t already know? “We are looking at a situation where being elected means having the money to buy television time. George Dunne used to raise maybe $80,000. Now we have people raising $3 million, $4 million to win a county-wide office because they’re buying television time. Who ends up paying for that television time? The taxpayer. Because the construction projects continue, the consulting contracts continue, the building continues, the change orders continue, the patronage continues—and it just gets bigger and bigger. And the same people make the donations that pay for the candidate to be on TV.”)

 

ILLINOIS HOMEPAGE
— Video gambling machines heading to veteran establishments? – Ty Batemon (DIERSEN: If you want to destroy veterans, you push booze, gambling, pot, and other vices on them.)
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/video-gambling-machines-heading-to-veteran-establishments-/1177339043

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Socially Constructing Polymorphous Perversity – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/socially-constructing-polymorphous-perversity/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— LEFT-WING NONPROFIT PUSHING ILLINOIS TO LOWER VOTING AGE TO 16 FOR LOCAL ELECTIONS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/05/left-wing-nonprofit-pushing-illinois-to-lower-voting-age-to-16-for-local-elections.html

 

ZERO HEDGE
— An “Audible Gasp” Was Heard When The Chicago Fed Unveiled Its “Solution” To The Pension Problem – Tyler Durden
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-12/audible-gasp-was-heard-when-chicago-fed-unveiled-its-solution-pension-problem
(FROM THE ARTICLE: An audible gasp went out in the breakout room I was in at last month’s pension event cosponsored by The Civic Federation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. That was when a speaker from the Chicago Fed proposed levying, across the state and in addition to current property taxes, a special property assessment they estimate would be about 1% of actual property value each year for 30 years. Evidently, that wasn’t reality-shock enough. This week the Chicago Fed published that proposal formally. It’s linked here. It surely ranks among the most blatantly inhumane and foolish ideas we’ve seen yet. Homeowners with houses worth $250,000 would pay an additional $2,500 per year in property taxes, those with homes worth $500,000 would pay an additional $5,000, and those with homes worth $1 million would pay an additional $10,000. Is the Chicago Fed blind to human consequences? Confiscatory property tax rates have already robbed hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of Illinois families of their home equity — probably the lion’s share of whatever wealth they had. Property taxes in many Illinois communities already exceed 3%, 4% and even 5% of home values. Across Illinois, the average is a sky-high 2.67 percent, the highest in the nation.)

 

GOPUSA
— California Demands That Christians ‘Evolve’ (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs who dominate the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, etc. demand a) that Republicans dump the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, and the rest of the planks in the Republican Party platform and in the IRP platform and b) that Republicans dump those like me who support the aforesaid planks.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=45781

 

DAILY TORCH
— Job Security: Federal civil service employees have a 99.5 percent chance of never being fired – Natalia Castro (DIERSEN: Of course, since 1997, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have used this to hint/imply/argue/shout that I must be a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and far worse things or a) my Democrat GAO superiors would NOT have forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, would NOT have given me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, would NOT have always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, would have promoted me beyond GS-13, would NOT have gotten rid of my mentor in 1987, would NOT have kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and would NOT have forced me to take a $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) my Democrat IRS superiors would have promoted me beyond GS-12, would NOT have disallowed my education deductions in 1978, would NOT have gotten rid of my mentor in 1975, and would NOT have disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) my Democrat Post Office superiors would NOT have forced me resign in 1969 and would NOT have disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
http://dailytorch.com/2018/05/job-security-federal-civil-service-employees-have-a-99-5-percent-chance-of-never-being-fired/

 

TOWNHALL
— Brutalized by Trump’s Winning, Liberals Nip at Conservatives’ Ankles – Kurt Schlichter
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2018/05/14/brutalized-by-trumps-winning-liberals-nip-at-conservatives-ankles-n2480389

 

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Food Stamp Reform Bill Requires Work for Only 20 Percent of Work-Capable Adults – Robert Rector and Jamie Hall (DIERSEN: Should “work-capable adults” be required to only take jobs that are appropriate for someone who has their education, work experience, professional certifications, professional license, etc.?)
https://www.heritage.org/hunger-and-food-programs/report/food-stamp-reform-bill-requires-work-only-20-percent-work-capable

 

DAILY BEAST
— White House Aide’s Plan to Stop Leaks: Spy on His Co-Workers Ezra Cohen-Watnick ran intelligence for the National Security Council. There, he decided collecting his colleagues’ phone and email data was a good idea. – Spencer Ackerman (DIERSEN: Of course, ever since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000, I have been demonized, denigrated, and condemned as being a leaker by Democrats and Democrat plants, by Libertarians and Libertarian plants, by Greens and Green plants, and by RINOs. Should I sue the aforesaid? I have never been a leaker.)
https://www.thedailybeast.com/white-house-aides-plan-to-stop-leaks-spy-on-his-co-workers?via=newsletter&source=DDMorning
— Trump Staffers Impersonate Each Other When They Leak (DIERSEN: Of course, ever since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000, I have been demonized, denigrated, and condemned as being a leaker by Democrats and Democrat plants, by Libertarians and Libertarian plants, by Greens and Green plants, and by RINOs. Should I sue the aforesaid? I have never been a leaker.)
https://www.thedailybeast.com/report-trump-staffers-impersonate-each-other-when-they-leak

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer convinced Trump to swear off MSNBC, CNN: Report – Daniel Chaitin (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes work very hard to get everyone to swear off GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/reince-priebus-sean-spicer-convinced-trump-to-swear-off-msnbc-cnn-report

 

REASON
— ‘Assault Weapons,’ Explained How a scary name for an arbitrary group of firearms distorts the gun control debate – Jacob Sullum
https://reason.com/archives/2018/05/14/assault-weapons-explained

 

OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY
White House Leakers Leak Why They’re Leaking
— The Trump White House has leaked more than any in recent memory. Some of the leakers have explained what motivates them. – DOUG MATACONIS (DIERSEN: Of course, ever since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000, I have been demonized, denigrated, and condemned as being a leaker by Democrats and Democrat plants, by Libertarians and Libertarian plants, by Greens and Green plants, and by RINOs. Should I sue the aforesaid? I have never been a leaker.)
https://www.outsidethebeltway.com/white-house-leakers-leak-why-theyre-leaking/

 

THE HILL
— TRAGIC: Supreme Court strikes down law banning sports betting – LYDIA WHEELER
http://thehill.com/regulation/387560-supreme-court-strikes-down-law-banning-sports-betting

 

CNN
— The Trump administration is trying to turn the McCain death joke into a ‘leak’ scandal – Chris Cillizza (DIERSEN: Of course, ever since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000, I have been demonized, denigrated, and condemned as being a leaker by Democrats and Democrat plants, by Libertarians and Libertarian plants, by Greens and Green plants, and by RINOs. Should I sue the aforesaid? I have never been a leaker.)
https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/14/politics/kelly-sadler-mccain-white-house/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Alarming new revelations about Trump’s addiction to Fox News – Greg Sargent
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2018/05/14/alarming-new-revelations-about-trumps-addiction-to-fox-news/?utm_term=.225a4acb65ca
— At Iraq’s polls, many voters seek patronage and jobs – AP (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/at-iraqs-polls-many-voters-seek-patronage-and-jobs/2018/05/13/64293ff2-5704-11e8-9889-07bcc1327f4b_story.html

 

USA TODAY
— BEYOND TRAGIC: Carrying debt into retirement and past age 75 has become the new normal – Russ Wiles
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/columnist/2018/05/10/debt-retirement-past-age-75-become-new-normal/570321002/

 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
— California lurches left, as Jerry Brown heads into the sunset – STEVEN GREENHUT
https://www.ocregister.com/2018/05/13/california-lurches-left-as-jerry-brown-heads-into-the-sunset/

 

NEW REPUBLIC
— The Long, Tortured History of the Job Guarantee How liberals, over decades, worked to undermine a proposal that has long enjoyed public support – PETER-CHRISTIAN AIGNER and MICHAEL BRENES (DIERSEN: Since 1966, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who were not federal employees have always shouted that the federal government is the “employer of last resort” and that federal employees are lazy, stupid, and even worse things. They, and many millions of others, have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)
https://newrepublic.com/article/148388/long-tortured-history-job-guarantee
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Very soon after LBJ’s War on Poverty began, various government departments began pushing for direct job-creation and calling for the government to become “employer of last resort,” ideas JFK and LBJ had many times rejected. But domestic welfare was subsumed by the war. Hubert Humphrey carried the banner in 1968, promoting federal planning for jobs, housing, and community development. But when he lost to Nixon, reformers in the party rejected this approach. “New Politics” Democrats turned to George McGovern, who implied that postwar Keynesianism had failed, and instead offered a far less popular solution with voters (and the poor): a “demogrant,” or universal basic income (UBI). Every American would receive an annual income of $1,000, instead of a job. The debate between “guaranteed” jobs or income played out in the 1972 primary between Humphrey and McGovern. Each candidate battled for the soul of the Democratic Party, with two competing versions for resolving unemployment and poverty. In Humphrey’s corner were the NAACP and AFL-CIO. Remnants of the anti-war movement and wealthy suburban liberals backed McGovern.)

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— White House Leaker Covers Tracks by Impersonating Co-workers – Margaret Hartmann (DIERSEN: Of course, ever since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000, I have been demonized, denigrated, and condemned as being a leaker by Democrats and Democrat plants, by Libertarians and Libertarian plants, by Greens and Green plants, and by RINOs. Should I sue the aforesaid? I have never been a leaker.)
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/05/white-house-leaker-covers-tracks-by-impersonating-coworkers.html

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— A Tweak to Rules for Resigning From Your Job and More – Erich Wagner (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government always treated me like I was “under investigation,” like they had found me guilty, and like they were punishing me. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2018/05/tweak-resignation-rules-retirement-claims-wane-and-more/148080/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Office of Personnel Management on Monday issued a memo tweaking the rules governing how agencies handle employees who resign while under investigation. In a memo to chief human capital officers, OPM Director Jeff Pon implemented a new provision of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act requiring agencies to make a “permanent notation” on the personnel file of someone who leaves his or her job while an investigation into the employee is ongoing. Such investigations include those done by an inspector general and adverse personnel actions for performance or misconduct. Pon wrote that the notation should be applied to one’s record only after the person has been given an opportunity to respond to the findings of an investigation. The new procedure does not impact an employee’s ability to appeal the findings of an investigation or adverse action to the Merit Systems Protection Board, and if the employee wins, the agency would remove the notation from his or her record.)

 

MOTLEY FOOL
— 3 Ways to Deal With a Work Setback It happens to everyone and can be a learning experience. – Daniel B. Kline, Jason Hall, And Selena Maranjian (DIERSEN: What did you do to deal with work setbacks? 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. I took a $19,203 (26%) pay cut in 1980 to transfer from IRS to GAO.)
https://www.fool.com/careers/2018/04/17/3-ways-to-deal-with-a-work-setback.aspx

May 13 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Sanders: Aide’s McCain Comment Shouldn’t Have Been Leaked Sarah Sanders declined to condemn Sadler’s comments during a White House briefing on Friday, saying she wouldn’t “validate a leak out of an internal staff meeting” – Ken Thomas
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Sanders-White-House-Aide-McCain-Comment-Leaked-482483981.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump advisers hail McCain but offer no apology for aide’s crude remark – Paul Kane
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-advisers-mccain-remark-20180513-story.html
— Trump, Schneiderman, Greitens and the changing shape of sex scandals – Marc Fisher
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-politician-sex-scandals-20180513-story.html

 

WAND TV
— Moms on the range
http://www.wandtv.com/story/38178972/moms-on-the-range

 

WBEZ
— Indiana Joins Lawsuit Against Sanctuary City Ordinance – AP (DIERSEN: A sanctuary city is one that is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/indiana-joins-lawsuit-against-sanctuary-city-ordinance/d1c24ccd-8663-4c30-97a7-df3376d6138a

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— GOP SOS nominee Helland talks race against White – Paul Cicchini
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/gop-sos-nominee-talks-race-against-white/1174245510

 

REPUBLICAN NEWS WATCH
— GOP Boss Hogs 4 Titles But Says Black Trump Supporters Can’t Have 1 – DOUG IBENDAHL
http://republicannewswatch.com/wp/?p=14478
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I strongly suspect one big reason that neither Sean Morrison nor Tim Schneider lifts a finger for President Trump is they look at polls saying Trump is unpopular in Cook County and they fear standing-up for the President would hurt their prospects of keeping their cushy County Board positions. In my opinion they have a serious conflict of interest. In any case, it’s at least a reasonable question they should have to address. But on one point there can be no disagreement. Donald Trump is the best thing the GOP has going for it. It’s not even close. Trump is where all the energy is and he’s pretty much the only Republican who is getting things done, anywhere. Trump is also making politics fun again and is bringing in new people like never before. It’s a shame we are burdened with so many Republican officials in Illinois who will never get it, but the fact is President Trump has completely changed the game, on multiple levels. As just one example there is a major paradigm shift going on in the black community where black folks who never, ever would have considered supporting a Republican president are supporting this one. Kanye West is just one high profile example.)

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump reshaping GOP by breaking away from traditional conservative policies – S.A. Miller (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Those who want to destroy the Republican Party want it to dump its traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, and many other planks in its platform.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/13/donald-trump-breaks-conservative-policies-reshapes/

 

TOWNHALL
— April Gun Sales Set A New Record, Thanks Anti-Gun Activists – Matt Vespa (DIERSEN: Those who want to kill the Second Amendment 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.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/05/13/icymi-april-gun-sales-set-a-new-record-thanks-antigun-activists-n2480222

 

BREITBART
— AG’s Decision to Join Lawsuit Puts Indiana at Center of Fight to Stop Spread of Sanctuary Cities – IAN MASON (DIERSEN: A sanctuary city is one that is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/11/ags-decision-to-join-lawsuit-puts-indiana-at-center-of-fight-to-stop-spread-of-sanctuary-cities/

 

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Rutgers Student Going Public Against Financial Aid for Illegals – Jack Davis (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-American politicians, educators, employers, etc. make it clear that they prefer citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America.)
https://www.westernjournal.com/rutgers-student-going-public-against-financial-aid-for-illegals/
— New Political Ad Urges Mothers To Warn Children On The Dangers Of The GOP – CILLIAN ZEAL
https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/new-political-ad-urges-mothers-to-warn-children-on-the-dangers-of-the-gop/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Ryan: Trump Will Help Us Win The 2018 Midterms – Robert Donachie
http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/13/paul-ryan-trump-2018-midterms/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Ryan: Trump will be an ‘asset’ in midterms – Rick Moran
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/05/ryan_trump_will_be_an_asset_in_midterms.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that everyone involved in law enforcement is racist.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/13/nyregion/marijuana-arrests-nyc-race.html

 

MEMPHIS DAILY NEWS
— Starbucks Tells Employees: Let Anyone Use the Restroom – AP
https://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2018/may/14/starbucks-tells-employees-let-anyone-use-the-restroom/

 

OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY
— Percentage Of Americans Professing “No Religion” On The Rise The number of Americans professing no religious affiliation is on the rise. This will have some interesting cultural and political implications. – DOUG MATACONIS (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, “religious leaders” act as operatives or as dupes for the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green parties.)
https://www.outsidethebeltway.com/percentage-of-americans-professing-no-religion-on-the-rise/

 

LGBTQ NATION
— Here’s some good news: The religious right is shrinking – John Gallagher (DIERSEN: Who works the hardest against you? Those who promote LGBTQ activity, their operatives, and their dupes work the hardest against me.)
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/05/heres-good-news-religious-right-shrinking/

 

WINDY CITY TIMES
— Party promoters speak about lesbian spaces at Center in Halsted – Melissa Wasserman
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Party-promoters-speak-about-lesbian-spaces-at-Center-in-Halsted/62854.html

May 12 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain in Illinois? Do you agree with me that your Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) member should always:

 a) advise you by email of the date, time, and location of the next IRP SCC meeting,

 b) seek your input by email for agenda items for those meetings,

 c) provide you by email with the agendas for those meetings as soon as they are available,

 d) insist that all IRP SCC meetings include a public comment period and that only appropriate items are relegated to executive sessions,

 e) seek your input by email on how to vote on agenda items,

 f) advise you by email of what the their weighted vote is,

 g) promptly provide you by email with summaries of major actions taken, including all votes taken, at IRP SCC meetings,

 h) seek your recommendation by email on who they should appoint as their deputy,

 i) advocate for Republican organizations, Republican companies, Republican governments, Republican activists, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican party leaders, Republican major donors, Republican political consultants, Republican etc. in their congressional district,

 j) promote those who defend and advance the IRP platform, and

 k) work against those who work against the IRP platform? – Dave Diersen


http://www.gopillinois,com

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats want Illinois taxpayers to do even more to encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally. Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats focus on driving individuals, organizations, and companies out of Illinois that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats act like they are paid agents for criminals in Mexico and in other foreign countries.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/immigration-illinois-laws-legislature-editorial/
— It’s way past time for Gov. Rauner to do his job and negotiate a budget – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/its-way-past-time-for-gov-rauner-to-do-his-job-and-negotiate-a-budget/
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Hat in hand? Abraham Lincoln museum may sell artifacts to pay debts – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/abraham-lincoln-presidential-library-museum-artifacts/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use “New art installation looks like Divvy station for guns” to wage war against the Second Amendment.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/public-art-guns-divvy-station-gun-control-daley-plaza/
— OCTOBER 9, 2017 FLASHBACK: When government sues to keep you in the dark – Madeleine Doubek (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to keep you in the dark, that is, they do not want you or anyone else to first learn of anything by reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They want you to first learn of things only from them, or from those who they manipulate/dominate or who they are in bed with. Should I write a book about the aforesaid who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican? Virtually all of them reject planks in the Republican Party and/or the Illinois Republican Party platforms, most commonly, the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. Most commonly, they promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of First and Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/doubek-when-government-sues-to-keep-you-in-the-dark/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Former Lake in the Hills cop in prison for sex assault on teen girl will keep $84K pension – George Houde (DIERSEN: How much is the pension that you a) are in line to get or b) are getting? Of course, since 1997, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my COLA-adjusted Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension, currently $51,864/year, is excessive. In my defense, I worked for federal government for almost 30 years – almost 3 years for the Post Office 1966-1969, almost 9 years for IRS 1971-1980, and almost 18 years for GAO 1980-1997. In today’s dollars, my ending GS-13 Step 10 GAO salary was $125,325. My $51,864/year CSRS pension is $6,224/year less because my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 and suffer a 12% early retirement penalty (2% X 6 years). Of course, my CSRS pension would be much higher if my Democrat superiors in the federal government had not wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. If the Democrats who run the federal government had promoted me into their Senior Executive Service, my CSRS pension would be $131,360/year (80% of $164,200/year.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/ct-met-ex-cop-sex-assault-pension-20180511-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— College of DuPage students define their own success – Ann Rondeau (DIERSEN: In retrospect, with benefit of hindsight, what could you have done that would have made your career more successful? For me, as a federal employee, it would have been my a) becoming a Democrat, b) becoming a veteran, c) painting myself as being a yes-man, and d) helping my superiors get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20180510/cod-students-define-their-own-success
— District 200 school board, teachers union ink 4-year contract – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180511/district-200-school-board-teachers-union-ink-4-year-contract
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Union members will receive across-the-board base salary increases of 2.5 percent in the first year. The district will determine annual salary increases in remaining years by averaging the rate of inflation over two levy years. The pact also establishes a 2.5 percent floor and 3.5 percent ceiling for annual cost-of-living raises in the remaining years. A first-year teacher now makes $44,525. Under the new contract, that teacher will make $45,416. The highest-paid teacher under the previous agreement received $114,616. The new contract eliminates scheduled salary steps based on longevity in the district, so there won’t be a set top salary. Instead, teachers will receive lane increases tied to their education and professional development.)

 

WLS AM
— Gutierrez passes on presidential bid, will focus on mobilizing Latino voters (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? Who focuses on motivating those who share your demographics?)
http://www.wlsam.com/2018/05/11/rep-gutierrez-passes-on-presidential-bid-will-focus-on-mobilizing-latino-voters/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Companies propose immigration detention centers for Midwest, including Illinois – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/companies-propose-immigration-detention-centers-for-midwest-including-illinois

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Thumbs down to Gov. Bruce Rauner for yet another failure to lead. – Editorial (DIERSEN: What percent voted for Rauner in 2014 because he said that he was “not interested in waging a culture war.” To promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, and illegal immigration is to wage a culture war.)
http://qctimes.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-thumbs-up-thumbs-down/article_b32a8a4e-82c4-5c0b-b141-c165f47eea0b.html
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: Illinois’ Republican governor won’t say whether he would back a state ratification of the long-stalled Equal Rights Amendment. The center-right politician is battling conservatives angered by his handling of abortion and immigration. And he’s facing Democrats frothing over his role in Illinois’ continued budgetary morass. We supported Rauner because he was precisely the kind of Republican the country needs. He’s business minded. He’s not interested in waging a culture war. He’s a man whose party has abandoned him. And that’s unfortunate. But, decades ago, Illinois was key player in stalling the proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee women equal rights. The country has changed. And Rauner should muster Republican support in the Illinois House in order to ensure its passage.)

 

HERALD NEWS
— Summit on opioid epidemic in Illinois held in Romeoville Experts tackle the causes, solutions and progress – ALEX ORTIZ
http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/05/11/summit-on-opioid-epidemic-in-illinois-held-in-romeoville/a7oai4j/

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Counties In Southern Illinois Declare That They Are Gun Sanctuaries – RACHEL OTWELL (DIERSEN: When will your county declare that it is a sanctuary for individuals, for organizations, and for companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Illinois make it clear that they want to drive the aforesaid out of Illinois.)
https://www.npr.org/2018/05/11/610315769/counties-in-southern-illinois-declare-that-they-are-gun-sanctuaries

 

WJBD RADIO
— Salem Receives $363,244 For Housing Rehabilitation Work Salem Is One of 14 Communities to Share in $6-Million in Federal Funding (DIERSEN: In your precinct, how many homes need to be rehabilitated or torn down? Should I seek government funds to rehabilitate or tear down homes in my precinct?)
http://www.wjbdradio.com/local-news/2018/05/11/salem-receives-363244-for-housing-rehabilitation-work

 

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Welcome to the POLITICO Illinois Playbook! Please send tips, events, announcements to nkorecki@politico.com or @natashakorecki (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to keep you in the dark, that is, they do not want you or anyone else to first learn of anything by reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They want you to first learn of things only from them, or from those who they manipulate/dominate or who they are in bed with. Should I write a book about the aforesaid who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican? Virtually all of them reject planks in the Republican Party and/or the Illinois Republican Party platforms, most commonly, the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. Most commonly, they promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of First and Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinoisplaybook

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Who watches the watchdogs? (DIERSEN: In the federal government, GAO watches the federal watchdogs. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403/year – $125,325/year.)
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/11/who-watches-the-watchdogs/

 

GOPUSA
— Rosie O’Donnell’s excess donations to Democratic candidates break law
http://www.gopusa.com/rosie-odonnells-excess-donations-to-democratic-candidates-break-law/

 

BREITBART
— Speaker Ryan Splits From President Trump Over Amnesty – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, if you got elected or appointed to a government or political office as a Republican, and if you do not defend and advance the Republican Party platform, you should immediately resign.)
http://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2018/05/11/speaker-ryan-splits-from-president-trump-over-amnesty/

 

BLAZE
— California teachers pension fund threatens companies financially over gun control issues – Aaron Colen (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Illinois Democrats prohibit pension funds in Illinois from investing in or lending to companies that have employees who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/05/11/california-teachers-pension-fund-threatens-companies-financially-over-gun-control-issues
— Harley-Davidson jobs reportedly being shipped to Thailand – Breck Dumas
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/05/11/harley-davidson-jobs-reportedly-being-shipped-to-thailand

 

INTELLECTUAL CONSERVATIVE
— Google Censoring Christian Ads – Rachel Alexander (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout who talk and act like they hate Missouri Synod Lutherans.)
http://www.intellectualconservative.com/google-censoring-christian-ads/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Google said no to the conservative Lutheran publisher because … it’s religious. Concordia Publishing House CEO Bruce Kintz says Google will no longer accept ads for its Remarketing AdWords program because “the items in the ad and on the CPH website refer to Jesus and/or the Bible.” According to a Concordia press release, Google told CPH its ads were “disabled due to a violation of Google’s policy for advertising based on interests and location.” When CPH objected, the company told them it did not allow remarketing ads based on Christian beliefs. CPH could either remove the offending words or apply for a different type of ad. When asked, the Google rep refused to send the decision to reject the ads up for review. Remarketing ads are targeted at users who have visited a website. Google describes them as showing “ads to people who’ve visited your website or used your mobile app. When people leave your website without buying anything, for example, remarketing helps you reconnect with them by showing relevant ads across their different devices.”)

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats want American taxpayers to do even more to encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally. Ever-increasingly, Democrats focus on driving individuals, organizations, and companies out of America that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Ever-increasingly, Democrats act like they are paid agents for criminals in Mexico and other foreign countries.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/12/us/immigrants-family-separation.html
— White House Refuses to Apologize for Aide’s Joke About McCain – Peter Baker (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents want you to apologize for? My critics/opponents want me to apologize for causing all of their problems, for causing all of your problems, for causing all of my problems, for causing all of everyone’s problems, and especially for causing all the defeats that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. Of course, they will blame me for all the defeats that Republicans suffer on November 6, 2018. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/us/politics/mccain-kelly-sadler-comments.html
— Colleges Hire Consultants to Help Manipulate Student Loan Default Rates – Erica L. Green (DIERSEN: What percent of defaulted student loans were for degrees that are not job-related? My undergraduate degree and my three graduate degrees are job-related. Nevertheless, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that those degrees a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and d) were a distraction.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/us/politics/colleges-student-loan-default-rates.html
— First-Time Home Buyers Learn to Move Quickly in Tight Markets – Ann Carrns (DIERSEN: Where did the money come from that enabled you to buy your first home? For me, it came from money that I had earned a) working for IRS for the previous 15 months, b) working part-time for Firestone Stores the previous 18 months, and c) working full-time for Firestone Stores for 7 months before that. I bought a new town home in University Park in September of 1972 when I was 24 years old.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/your-money/first-time-home-buyers.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— NRA Sues New York After Insurance Crackdown Group accuses state of unconstitutional ‘political blacklisting campaign’ to stop banks, insurers from doing business with it – Leslie Scism and Joseph De Avila (DIERSEN: Who blacklists you? Should I sue those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who blacklist me? Should I sue their many operatives and dupes?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/nra-sues-new-york-after-insurance-crackdown-1526075373

 

WDTV
— Federal Air Marshal Service accused of alcohol abuse, harassment within ranks – CBS
http://www.wdtv.com/content/news/Federal-Air-Marshal-Service-accused-of-alcohol-abuse-harassment-within-ranks-482412881.html

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— OPM Retirement Cut Legislative Proposal Draws Bipartisan Opposition – Erich Wagner (DIERSEN: How many federal employees and federal retirees live in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in your congressional district, and in Illinois? Who takes the lead in promoting hatred against federal employees and against federal retirees? I should write a book about those in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, in the 6th congressional district, and in Illinois who take the lead in promoting hatred against federal employees and against federal retirees. Because I am a federal retiree, if I was a “single issue” person like many, if not most of my critics/opponents, their operatives, their dupes are, I WOULD BE A DEMOCRAT. Most commonly, they promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2018/05/opm-retirement-cut-proposal-draws-bipartisan-opposition/148157/

May 11 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Kendall County Democrats led by all-female board for first time – Jesse Kirsch (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at women that Republicans have caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems that women have had, are having, and will have.)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/kendall-county-dems-led-by-all-female-board-for-first-time/3446533/
— White House aide Kelly Sadler dismissed John McCain view, says ‘he’s dying anyway’ – AP (DIERSEN: What is Sadler’s position on age discrimination? I expect that she supports the federal government’s policy of wasting the careers of and getting rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/white-house-aide-dismissed-john-mccain-view-says-hes-dying-anyway/3459451/
— Wheaton family sues hospital over grandmother’s opioid overdose death – Sarah J. Schulte
http://abc7chicago.com/health/wheaton-family-sues-hospital-over-grandmothers-opioid-overdose-death/3461909/

 

CBS2
— Meghan McCain Asks How White House Staffer Who Joked About Her Father’s Brain Cancer Still Has A Job
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/05/11/meghan-mccain-kelly-sadler-brain-cancer-joke-senator-john/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/pot-topics-il-senate-committee-moves-bill-to-allow-medical-cannabis-at-schools/
— Trump tells CEOs he wants more cars built in U.S. – AP (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are a) anti-General Motors, b) anti-Ford, c) anti-Chrysler, d) anti-those who own vehicles built by the aforesaid, and e) anti-union.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/donald-trump-automakers-build-more-cars-us/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— In Chicago, Paul Ryan says polarization is fueled by the internet, not ‘one particular person or personality’ – Rick Pearson (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails have caused all the defeats that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. What do you say about that to my critics/opponents, to their operatives, and to their dupes?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-paul-ryan-chicago-speech-20180511-story.html
— Starbucks changes bathroom policy following racial firestorm – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-starbucks-bathroom-policy-20180511-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Three GOP leaders (IRS SCC members Mark Shaw, Char Foss-Eggemann, and Ryan Higgins) speak to Wheeling Township Republicans Saturday
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180511/three-gop-leaders-speak-to-wheeling-township-republicans-saturday
(DIERSEN: Questions for your Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) member:
– Does the agenda for the May 19 IRS SCC meeting include a public comment period, and if so, how long and how many minutes will each speaker be limited to?
– What is the status of potential Winchester litigation against the IRP?
– If the 15th Congressional District (CD) IRP SCC position is still in dispute on May 19, will the vote for IRP chairman be postponed or will the vote be taken without the 12.1% 15th CD weighted vote?
– Do you agree with those who believe that if Rose casts the 15th CD weighted vote, Schneider will be reelected and if the vote is taken without the 15th CD weighted vote, or if Winchester casts it, Shaw will be elected?
– In the past, especially in 2005 and 2013, many have sought the IRP chairman position. Why are only two seeking the position now?
– Will the IRP allow Ives to speak in favor of Shaw at the May 19 IRP SCC meeting?
– Who does Schneider want the IRP Executive Director to be? Who does Shaw want the IRP Executive Director to be?
– Would it be correct to say that you will only vote for an IRP chairman candidate who can and will defend and advance all the planks in the Republican Party platform and the IRP platform, including their traditional family, right to life, and immigration planks?
– What is your weighted vote and which IRP chairman candidate are you going to vote for and why?
– How many chairs will the IRP set up for observers at the IRP SCC meeting: 100, 200, 300, 400, 500+?
– Who has asked you to nominate them to serve as your deputy?
– Who has asked you to appoint them to the 2020 IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee?)
— Facebook shares bounce back to pre-scandal level – AP (DIERSEN: Facebook is a Democrat website. www.gopillinois.com is a Republican website.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180511/business/305119945/
— Naperville garden for charity joins network named for Obama – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: Democrats promote dependency on government and charity.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180511/naperville-garden-for-charity-joins-network-named-for-obama
— Higher pay discussed for mayor, trustees in Libertyville – Mick Zawislak
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180511/higher-pay-discussed-for-mayor-trustees-in-libertyville

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Here are the local CEOs who were paid $20 million-plus – JOE CAHILL (DIERSEN: Who demonizes, denigrates, and condemns you as being overpaid? I should write a book about those who since 1966 have demonized, denigrated, and condemned me as being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180511/ISSUE10/180509832/here-are-the-local-ceos-who-were-paid-20-million-plus
— Mandated scheduling is a lose-lose for employers and employees (DIERSEN: In 1969, to justify forcing me to resign my part-time Park Forest Post Office job that I had held since 1966, my Democrat superiors said that my being available to work Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, holidays, and all days that NIU was not in session was NOT ENOUGH. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180511/OPINION/180519970/mandated-scheduling-is-a-lose-lose-for-employers-and-employees

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Loyalty and unease in Trump’s Midwest.”
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/05/11/loyalty-and-unease-in-trumps-midwest/a7wfi4b/

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Pro-Choice Advocates Want Written Pledge From Gubernatorial Candidates – DAISY CONTRERAS (DIERSEN: Illinois Republicans want a written pledge from Rauner that he will defend and advance all the planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform.)
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/pro-choice-advocates-want-written-pledge-gubernatorial-candidates

 

WROK
— LT. GOVERNOR EVELYN SANGUINETTI ON TERM LIMITS, TAXES – RILEY O’NEIL
http://1440wrok.com/lt-governor-evelyn-sanguinetti-on-term-limits-taxes/

 

WAND TV
— Man pleads not guilty to burglarizing video gambling parlor
http://www.wandtv.com/clip/14342297/man-pleads-not-guilty-to-burglarizing-video-gambling-parlor

 

THE X RADIO
— OUTSTANDING: Plummer Endorses Steps to Protect 2nd Amendment Rights – Greg Sapp
http://www.thexradio.com/news/78-local-news/33770-plummer-endorses-steps-to-protect-2nd-amendment-rights
— May is Older Americans Month in Illinois (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who discriminate against older people? I should write books about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who discriminate against older people.)
http://www.thexradio.com/news/78-local-news/33774-may-is-older-americans-month-in-illinois

 

ILLINOIS HOME PAGE
— VIDEO: Fight for chair
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/video/fight-for-chair_20180511052152/1172764644

 

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to those who discourage everyone from speaking, reading, and writing English?
https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2018/05/10/cutting-court-interpreters-threatens-due-process-rights-even-victim-safety-union-says

 

STATE OF ILLINOIS
— IL Department on Aging celebrates Older Americans Month (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination. They promote the federal government’s policy of wasting the careers of and getting rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)
https://www2.illinois.gov/IISNews/16709-Older_Americans_Month.pdf

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— George P. Bush to be keynote speaker at DuPage GOP Lincoln Day Dinner – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511413692-george-p-bush-to-be-keynote-speaker-at-dupage-gop-lincoln-day-dinner

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Illinois Senate looks to ‘send message’ with anti-registry legislation – Benjamin Yount (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who run Illinois send messages to everyone that they want individuals, organizations, and companies that are members of the following groups to leave Illinois: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/illinois-senate-looks-to-send-message-with-anti-registry-legislation/article_aec590c0-5523-11e8-bb45-abf7a825519c.html

 

ILLINOIS HOMEPAGE
— Lawmakers look to crackdown on synthetic drugs – Raquel Martin
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/lawmakers-look-to-crackdown-on-synthetic-drugs/1174262565

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? VISITING ELKHART HOOSIERS WITH TRUMP AND PENCE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/05/wheres-weyermuller-visiting-elkhart-hoosiers-with-trump-and-pence.html
— UNIV. OF ILLINOIS GRAD STUDENTS URGE STEM WORKERS TO BOYCOTT U.S. MILITARY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/05/univ-of-illinois-grad-students-urge-stem-workers-to-boycott-us-military.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner dodges question on “sanctuary counties” for gun owners
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/11/rauner-dodges-question-on-sanctuary-counties-for-gun-owners/
— Shaw loses again in fight to control state party
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/11/shaw-loses-again-in-fight-to-control-state-party/
— “If you do your job, it’s going to be a lot easier to get re-elected”
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/11/if-you-do-your-job-its-going-to-be-a-lot-easier-to-get-re-elected/
— Dems look to put Rauner in another trick bag
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/11/dems-look-to-put-rauner-in-another-trick-bag/
— Rauner introduces penalty enhancement bill for politicians (DIERSEN: What about politicians who use the powers of their office to destroy individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that refuse to a) glorify and praise them, b) pander to them, c) serve as their operatives or dupes, and/or b) give them lots of money? What about politicians who use the powers of their office to destroy individuals who have demographics that they disapprove of, for example, Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? What about politicians who use the powers of their office to destroy individuals who have sued them?)
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/11/rauner-introduces-penalty-enhancement-bill-for-politicians/

 

GOPUSA
— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: Half of all Americans now live in ‘sanctuaries’ protecting illegal aliens
http://www.gopusa.com/half-of-all-americans-now-live-in-sanctuaries-protecting-illegal-aliens/
— Feminism falls to a new low in its porn phase
http://www.gopusa.com/feminism-falls-to-a-new-low-in-its-porn-phase/

 

BREITBART
— Poll: Optimism in Direction of Country Hits 11-Year High Under Trump – JOHN NOLTE
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/05/11/poll-optimism-direction-country-hits-11-year-high-trump/
— Syrian Granted Asylum Despite Being Convicted of Selling Drugs to Children (DIERSEN: Anti-Americans side with those who seek asylum.)
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/05/11/syrian-granted-asylum-despite-convicted-selling-drugs-children/
— Rep. William Lacy Clay on 2020 Census Citizenship Question: ‘American Version of Ethnic Cleansing’ – PENNY STARR (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs encourage people a) to come to America illegally, b) to stay in America illegally, and c) to bring others to America illegally.)
http://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2018/05/11/rep-william-lacy-clay-on-2020-census-citizenship-question-american-version-of-ethnic-cleansing/

 

DAILY CALLER
— John Kelly: White House Press Corps Is ‘Vicious’ – Saagar Enjeti
http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/11/john-kelly-white-house-press-corps-vicious/

 

BUSINESS INSIDER
— NRA sues New York governor, regulator for ‘blacklisting campaign’ – Reuters (DIERSEN: Who are the leading blacklisters in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? By definition, blacklisters have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
http://www.businessinsider.com/r-nra-sues-new-york-governor-regulator-for-blacklisting-campaign-2018-5
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The National Rifle Association on Friday sued New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state’s financial regulator for engaging in what it said was a “blacklisting campaign” aimed at swaying banks and insurers to stop doing business with the gun advocacy group, according to a complaint. Cuomo and the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) aimed to deprive the NRA of its right to “speak freely about gun-related issues and defend the Second Amendment,” the group said in the suit, referring to part of the U.S. Constitution that protects the right of Americans to bear arms.)

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Study: Workers are now focusing on retirement benefits over health-care plans – Gene Marks
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-small-business/wp/2018/05/10/study-workers-now-prefer-retirement-benefits-over-health-care-plans/

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— Director of drug abuse institute offers words of caution on marijuana – Felice J. Freyer
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/05/03/words-caution-marijuana/mvdlHOrEjmtiQXFG0U66MJ/story.html

 

AMERICAN PROSPECT
— OPM Director Wants Federal Workers to Join Retirement Race to the Bottom Few civil servants work for the federal government to get rich, but at least they can count on a decent pension. The Trump administration wants to change all that. – MANUEL MADRID (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are beyond furious that since 1997 when I was 49 years old, I have gotten a) a Civil Service Retirement System pension and b) a federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who share my demographics never could/would have done what I did to earn the aforesaid. To get my Post Office job, I passed the Post Office’s employment test in 1966, earned a high school diploma in 1966, and met the job’s many other requirements. To get my IRS job, I passed the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970, earned a job-related bachelor’s degree in 1970, and met the job’s many other requirements. I get my GAO job, I earned a job-related master’s degree in 1976, passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, suffered a $19,203/year (26%) pay cut in today’s dollars, and met the job’s many other requirements. I overcame tremendous efforts by my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates to waste my career and to get rid of me. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
http://prospect.org/article/opm-director-wants-federal-workers-join-retirement-race-bottom

 

PEOPLE’S WORLD
— Federal worker unions and retiree groups blast Trump pension cuts – MARK GRUENBERG (DIERSEN: Who demonizes, denigrates, and condemns you as being overpaid? I should write a book about those who since 1966 have demonized, denigrated, and condemned me as being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
http://www.peoplesworld.org/article/federal-worker-unions-and-retiree-groups-blast-trump-pension-cuts/

 

ILLINOIS CPA SOCIETY
— Why You Need to Join a Nonprofit Board The networking opportunities alone are reason enough to use your talents for nonprofit board service — but there’s more. – Renee Beckman (DIERSEN: I served on the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter Executive Committee 1983-1996. I served on the American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board of directors 2001-2004. I served on the Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee 2003-2007. I served as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012.)
https://www.icpas.org/information/copy-desk/insight/article/digital-exclusive-2018/why-you-need-to-join-a-nonprofit-board

May 10 Evening Edition

NPR ILLINOIS & PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Pro-Choice Advocates Want Written Pledge From Gubernatorial Candidates – DAISY CONTRERAS  (DIERSEN: Illinois Republicans want a written pledge from Rauner that he will defend and advance all the planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform.)
http://nprillinois.org/post/pro-choice-advocates-want-written-pledge-gubernatorial-candidates#stream/0
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pro-choice-pac-seeks-pledges-rauner-pritzker-endorse-new-abortion-law#stream/0

 

ABC7
— Supporters line Elkhart streets ahead of Trump, Pence appearance at rally – Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/supporters-line-elkhart-streets-ahead-of-trump-pence-appearance-at-rally/3456513/

 

NBC5
— President Trump Set to Hold Indiana Rally
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/WEB-president-trump-preparing-to-speak-in-elkhart-482323501.html
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/trump-pence-rally-indiana-elkhart-482288631.html

 

WGN TV
— CPD: More than 100 ‘high-powered assault rifles’ removed from Chicago streets – MARCELLA RAYMOND
http://wgntv.com/2018/05/10/cpd-more-than-100-high-powered-assault-rifles-removed-from-chicago-streets/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The president just made America safer – John Bolton (DIERSEN: I remember speaking with Bolton at the Illinois Republican Party’s February 5, 2011 fundraiser at the Hilton in Chicago. I remember hearing him speak at several CPACs.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-safer-trump-iran-deal-bolton-0511-20180510-story.html
— Split over plan to expand food stamp work requirements: ‘A good thing’ or ‘a recipe for disaster’ – Greg Trotter and Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-welfare-work-requirements-20180417-story.html
— Illinois lawmakers weigh ban on all formulas of synthetic pot after deaths – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-legislature-synthetic-marijuana-20180510-story.html
— On his 200th birthday, wouldn’t Karl Marx be surprised? – Editorial (DIERSEN: What would Marx think of you? What would Marx think of me? Would he agree with my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout a) that I owe everything that I have (education, financial assets, pension, real estate, automobiles, etc.) to my parents’, my grandparents’, my great grandparents’, and the rest of my ancestors’ discrimination against minorities and against women and b) that because of the aforesaid, I should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-marx-statue-germany-china-20180507-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If write something against tradition, those who are anti-tradition will publish it.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-scouts-boy-mormons-church-0511-20180510-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Asian Americans turn angst for Trump into political activism – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/asian-americans-turn-angst-for-trump-into-political-activism/
— Blame the sexual revolution for abuse committed by men today – Mona Charen
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/blame-sexual-revolution-abuse-eric-schneiderman-mona-charen/
— The ‘Dreamers’ Trump would deport are greatest asset of the restaurant industry – Cisely Simpson (DIERSEN: Did you work in the restaurant industry? I did. I washed dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights while I was a junior and senior at Crete-Monee High School 1964-1966. In all likelihood, if there had been as many illegal immigrants back then as there are now, an illegal immigrant would have had that job instead of me. I used the money that I earned from that job to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint that I used to commute to/from classes at UIC from parents’ home in Crete.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/dreamers-daca-restaurant-industry/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Retirement of DuPage’s chief investigator leads to shake-up in state’s attorney’s office – Justin Kmitch
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180510/retirement-of-dupages-chief-investigator-leads-to-shake-up-in-states-attorneys-office
— Asian Americans turn angst for Trump into political activism – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180510/news/305109868/

 

WTTW
— Chicago Police Seize 100th Assault Weapon This Year – Matt Masterson
https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/05/10/chicago-police-seize-100th-assault-weapon-year

 

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— The Democratic Machine’s New Monarch How J.B. Pritzker’s bottomless pockets could spell business as usual in state politics – EDWARD MCCLELLAND
http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/June-2018/JB-Pritzker-Democratic-Machine/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— What Illinois could learn from its neighbor to the north about pensions – JUSTIN FOX
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180509/OPINION/180509828/what-illinois-could-learn-from-its-neighbor-to-the-north-about

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Lincoln library foundation says it may have to sell artifacts to pay debt – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180510/lincoln-library-foundation-says-it-may-have-to-sell-artifacts-to-pay-debt

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Term limits? Dead. Fair maps? Dead. Higher taxes? Thriving. – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article210769304.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner, Harold refuse to be drawn into ERA debate
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/10/rauner-harold-refuse-to-be-drawn-into-era-debate/
— Sheriff won’t enforce any new laws “that infringe on Second Amendment rights”
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/10/sheriff-wont-enforce-any-new-laws-that-infringe-on-second-amendment-rights/

 

BREITBART
— 2.2 Million Fewer People on Food Stamps Under Donald Trump – KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/10/2-2-million-fewer-people-food-stamps-trump/

 

AMERICAN SPECTATOR
— As Trump Delivers Jobs, Biden & Sanders Talk Inequality – HUNT LAWRENCE AND DANIEL J. FLYNN
https://spectator.org/as-trump-delivers-jobs-biden-sanders-talk-inequality/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Mark Meadows to seek GAO audit of Mueller investigation – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/mark-meadows-to-seek-gao-audit-of-mueller-investigation

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to an anti-White, if politicians want the anti-White vote, they will have to work for it.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-escalante-latino-vote-spanish-ads_us_5af1bc57e4b041fd2d2b6dc9

 

NBC NEWS
— Lawmakers inquire about ‘troubling’ removal of SBA’s LGBTQ resources  More than a year after content was removed, there are still no resources on the Small Business Administration’s “LGBT Outreach” page. – Brooke Sopelsa (DIERSEN: What about heterosexual resources?)
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/lawmakers-inquire-about-troubling-removal-sba-s-lgbtq-resources-n873096

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump’s aides defend pay freeze and retirement cuts, but raise questions – Joe Davidson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2018/05/10/trumps-aides-defend-pay-freeze-and-retirement-cuts-but-raise-questions/

 

SACRAMENT BEE
— Republican John Cox regrets not voting for Donald Trump – ANGELA HART
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article210783159.html

 

FED WEEK
— Court Rules on Forced Retirement Standards (DIERSEN: Outrageously, I was denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v GAO.)
https://www.fedweek.com/retirement-financial-planning/court-rules-on-forced-retirement-standards/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A recent federal appeals court decision could make it easier for federal retirees to succeed in a claim that they were forced into retirement, by holding that the evidence they cite in support of their argument should be viewed as a whole. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit noted that federal retirements (and resignations) are presumed to be voluntary, but that presumption can be overcome if the employee proves that he or she “had no realistic alternative but to resign or retire, and the employee’s resignation or retirement was the result of improper acts by the agency.” That should be determined by examining “the surrounding circumstances to test the ability of the employee to exercise free choice.” The court sent back to the MSPB a case in which a retiree argued that his retirement was involuntary, saying that the MSPB improperly viewed his evidence as a series of separate developments, none of which it found was sufficient to support that claim. The court cited the employee’s evidence that he was afraid to meet personally with certain supervisors after “multiple instances of hostility” from them, his request to be transferred away from them, and the worsening of a health problem. The court said that they should have been considered “as a series of escalating incidents” and viewing them “collectively, rather than dismissing them one by one, as the Board did, we find that a person in like circumstances could reasonably feel unable to exercise free choice and compelled to retire.”)
— Guidance Sent on Recording Resignations ahead of Possible Discipline (DIERSEN: Outrageously, I was denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v GAO.)
https://www.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/guidance-sent-on-recording-resignations-ahead-of-possible-discipline/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: OPM has told agencies to record in the official personnel file of an employee who resigns during an investigation that could lead to disciplinary the results of that investigation if the agency concludes that action would have been warranted. The guidance carries out a 2016 change in law resulting from concerns that by resigning, those employees could later return to the government without consequences because their personnel records would not reflect it. That same law also required agencies to review those records when considering hiring a former federal employee. OPM’s memo says that before putting that information in an individual’s official personnel file, an agency must provide notice of the adverse finding and an opportunity to respond and receive a final agency decision. That could be appealed to the MSPB. “While the statute prescribes the process for making the required permanent notation, an agency may use its own discretion for determining the format for making the notation. Agencies may wish to consult with their legal counsel,” OPM said. The guidance includes a sample for documenting the notation, and further recommends that agencies place the document and any supporting materials on the permanent side of the employee’s OPF, subject to removal if the employee prevails in an appeal at the MSPB.)

May 10 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The Illinois State Board of Elections is scheduled to certify the Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee election results at 3:00 PM today. – Dave Diersen
https://gopillinois.com

 

ILLINOIS HOMEPAGE
— Ives: “We’ve got a fight going on” – Mark Maxwell (DIERSEN: Who in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois represents Republicans, that is, who represents those who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and the rest of the planks in Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform? Those who reject the aforesaid planks voted for Rauner in the March 20, 2018 Republican primary. However, political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. What if Rauner promised that from now on, he would defend and advance all the planks in the IRP platform?)
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/capitol-connection/ives-weve-got-a-fight-going-on/1170723791
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “They want all controversy to go away, which would make sense from their standpoint,” Ives said with an air of defiance. “They are trying to pretend like there is a unified party and the truth is that they have dismissed the conservative voters who came out in droves to vote for me in the primary. They essentially want to have what looks like a unified party and not any controversy, but the truth is that we will not, our voices will be heard one way or the other.” . . . The Illinois Republican Party, which currently receives most of its funding from Rauner, is poised to declare an initial — if not premature — victory on Thursday when the Illinois State Board of Elections “certifies” the election results from the State Central Committee contest. Sources close to the party and the Rauner campaign predict the final results will secure enough votes to guarantee a re-election victory for Chairman Schneider. However, according to Matt Dietrich, a spokesman for the State Board of Elections, the certification process is more of a formality and bears no actual legal weight. “If there is a dispute within the Republican party about the conduct of the county conventions, that will have to be litigated in court. We have nothing to do with rules and procedures within the parties,” Dietrich said in an email. Shaw argues Thursday’s announcement party will make little difference in the outcome of his race, and says a judge will make the final determination. He says the party, even as a private entity, is “heavily regulated by the Illinois state election code.” . . . If Ives gets her way, party unity will have to wait for a judge’s gavel. “I think it is going to be up to the courts to determine this in the end,” she said. “From what we were told, there was some inappropriate voting going on.” “I don’t think that [Rose] will be certified as the winner of the 15th,” Shaw said. “It’s not totally clear who gets to make that decision. I do not agree that he is the winner of the 15th.” Party bylaws provide very few specifics to determine the election process of the chair and its members. Winchester hired corporate attorney Steve Boulton to challenge the voting procedures. Boulton works for Peraica and Associates, a firm with longstanding ties to conservative radio talk show host and political schemer Dan Proft. Peraica and Proft, both strident tea party conservatives who have long yearned for a smaller state government, are hardly strangers to losing elections and then swiftly protesting the results. Neither Proft nor Winchester returned messages seeking a comment for this story, but both are working to thwart Rose’s victory and elect Shaw to the party chair position. While he may stand to benefit from Proft’s behind-the-scenes machinations, Shaw sought to distance himself from the provocative radio host on Wednesday, choosing rather to embrace an embattled governor — and the party’s top donor — in pursuit of his own narrow election win. “I don’t really know Dan that well,” Shaw claimed. “I know he’s a radio personality. I’ve seen him at a few events.” Operatives aligned with Rauner and Schneider have privately suggested Proft and Ives are backing Shaw’s candidacy to settle a political score from a bitter primary. “If I’m such a big fan of Dan Proft, why did I have choice words with him?” Shaw said, referring to a December shouting match between the two men at a Republican event. “He came in and gave a speech and I thought unfairly criticized precinct organizing efforts,” Shaw said. “I got up and questioned his credentials to have a position like that.” Sources close to Ives believe Rauner’s general election loss to billionaire Democrat J.B. Pritzker is inevitable. They are seeking a statewide reset at the party level, which includes a plan to purge Rauner’s allies from the controls over the upcoming four-year term and realign the party closer to the nationalist themes from President Trump’s 2016 campaign. . . “As long as they want to paint a rosy picture, I’d ask them to keep thinking that way because they’re in for a surprise in November,” Shaw predicted. “Bruce Rauner is a fighter. I predict Bruce Rauner gets re-elected governor and I’m going to be there standing by his side as his chairman. He’s my governor and he’s going to be my governor another four years.”)
— VIDEO: Ives gears up for fight over control of ILGOP
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/video/ives-gears-up-for-fight-over-control-of-ilgop_20180510053720/1170721724

 

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— Tim Schneider Faces Challenge For State Party Leadership Post Mark Shaw Backed By Ives, McSweeney; Schneider Backed By Rauner, GOP Leaders – Tom Robb
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/tim-schneider-faces-challenge-for-state-party-leadership-post/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Schneider said he has the support of Ryan Higgins, 8th District state central committeeman and Schaumburg Township committeeman, and Sean Morrison, 6th District state central committeeman, Cook County GOP chairman and a fellow Cook County commissioner. Locally, some state central committeemen in the Northwest suburbs are playing it closer to the vest. “I know them both and hold them both in high regard,” Rosemont resident Jack Dorgan, 5th Congressional District state central committeeman and former Illinois GOP chairman, told the Journal. “Mark’s a good guy and Tim’s been a good leader.” Dorgan would not say who he would vote for. Dorgan said Republican leaders need to focus on the governor’s race and look ahead to redistricting after the 2020 U.S. Census. The party in power in Springfield after the Census will have control over drawing state and federal legislative district boundaries. The Journal was unable to reach Char Foss-Eggemann, 9th District state central committeeman and Maine Township Republican committeeman. Several who know Foss-Eggemann say she is on the fence over who to support. She was appointed to the Illinois Human Rights Commission in May 2017 by Rauner.)

 

CAPITOL FAX
— The Circular Firing Squad goes to the mattresses
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/10/the-circular-firing-squad-goes-to-the-mattresses/
— Once again, it’s all or nothing for Gov. Rauner
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/10/once-again-its-all-or-nothing-for-gov-rauner/

 

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The Milton Township Republican Central Committee held an outstanding meeting Wednesday evening, May 9, 2018, at the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall. The many speakers included Darlene Senger and Jay Kinzler. Meeting attendees included Almiron, Carlson, Caruso, Cherry, Cooper, Crane, Eckhoff, Elliott, Falbo, Fitzpatrick, Grant, Keller, A. & C. LeVan, Lofgren, MacKay, McCluskey, McGowen, Mollitor, Monino, Muehlfelt, A. Murphy, Nathwani, Rash, Romano, Ryan, Thomas, Wehling, Wiley, and Wilson. – Dave Diersen
https://gopillinois.com

 

NBC5
— Rauner Urges Democrats’ Agreement on Revenue Estimate for Budget – John O’Connor
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/rauner-urges-democrats-agreement-on-revenue-for-budget-482179651.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Emerging earlier from the same meeting, Senate President John Cullerton said there’s “a general understanding about how much money we have coming in” while he obliquely mentioned a “gap that needs to be closed” without specifics. The Chicago Democrat downplayed Republicans’ call for a revenue estimate. “I wouldn’t be hung up on that,” Cullerton said. “That gets into somewhat of a ‘gotcha’ game and a political fight. That’s not what’s holding us up.” The Legislature’s bipartisan financial analyst, the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, estimated in February that state revenue — more than half from income taxes, but also sales taxes, transfers from other state sources and federal grants — would be $37.964 billion in the 2019 fiscal year. The Governor’s Office of Management and Budget’s estimate was $37.865 billion, $99 million less. Most of that money is already spoken for, because of obligated state spending for Medicaid, pensions, and other programs.)

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans want Rauner to get Republicans to support the Equal Rights Amendment
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-equal-rights-amendment-20180510-story.html
— Flower and gifting business FTD to move HQ from Downers Grove to Chicago – Corilyn Shropshire
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-ftd-moves-headquarters-downtown-20180508-story.html
— Bill Brady wants McCann complaint dismissed – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-equal-rights-amendment-20180510-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Attorneys for Brady countered in court documents filed Wednesday that he has “legislative immunity” to make decisions about how staff and resources are distributed within his caucus. They argued the lawsuit “opens the door for a federal court to engage in extraordinary micromanaging of the internal affairs of elected state legislators.”)
— Mayors’ coalition fights cuts in local share of tax revenue – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-equal-rights-amendment-20180510-story.html
— Sen. Duckworth, 12 Dems call for Nicholson to apologize for comments about veterans – AP (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs routinely hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans have mental problems.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/midwest/ct-duckworth-nicholson-apology-20180509-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner’s own administration critical of Legionnaires’ notification: documents – Dave McKinney and Tony Arnold
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/gov-bruce-rauner-quincy-veterans-home-legionnaires-notification-critical-documents/
— FRONT PAGE WITH VERY BIG PICTURE: McCarthy fires back at Lightfoot for saying he never should have been hired – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mccarthy-fires-back-lightfoot-hired-emanuel-laquan/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: After election night debacle, DuPage officials cut ties with voting machine vendor – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180509/after-election-night-debacle-dupage-officials-cut-ties-with-voting-machine-vendor
— The power of the press – and its limits – Jim Slusher (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, a) if news can be spun to promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green party platforms, the press promotes it and b) if news promotes the Republican Party platform, the press buries it.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180510/slusher-the-power-of-the-press—and-its-limits
— Schools are right to teach dangers of vaping – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180509/editorial-schools-are-right-to-teach-dangers-of-vaping

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Democrats: Rauner needs to introduce cost-saving bills – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180509/democrats-rauner-needs-to-introduce-cost-saving-bills
— Clark alleges conflict; Bourne calls foul – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180509/bernard-schoenburg-clark-alleges-conflict-bourne-calls-foul
— University of Illinois graduating first class of online MBAs – AP (DIERSEN: While I worked for IRS as a Revenue Officer, I completed 16 graduate business courses at Loyola and earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. Back then, IRS encouraged its Revenue Officers to take graduate business, accounting, and law courses, but IRS did not provide any reimbursement for tuition or books. I paid for the courses with my IRS salary and deducted the tuition and books. My Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the courses as well as and the graduate accounting courses that I had taken at DePaul a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and d) were a distraction. In 1978, Money Magazine and IRS disallowed my education deductions. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180509/university-of-illinois-graduating-first-class-of-online-mbas

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McHenry County Board gives letter to Rauner opposing McSweeney’s township consolidation bill 21 of 24 County Board members against measure – ED KOMENDA
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/05/09/mchenry-county-board-gives-letter-to-rauner-opposing-mcsweeneys-township-consolidation-bill/a986r87/

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Democrats say Rauner is stalling new state budget
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20180509/democrats-say-rauner-is-stalling-new-state-budget

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: University of Illinois professors demonize, denigrate, and condemn “right-wing groups and publications such as Turning Point USA and the Campus Reform website.”
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-05-09/ui-professors-tackle-targeting.html

 

BENTON EVENING NEWS
— All talk, no action; politicians fail to put end to gerrymandering – Editorial (DIERSEN: If you are an elected official, you should assume that your critics/opponents are always trying to gerrymander you out of office. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who in 2015 gerrymandered my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 to gerrymander me out of office. They drew me into Ives’ precinct.)
http://www.bentoneveningnews.com/opinion/20180509/our-view-all-talk-no-action-politicians-fail-to-put-end-to-gerrymandering

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— 7th Annual Latino Unity Day – Nikki McGee (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs work to unify Latinos against Republicans. Democrats and RINOs work especially hard to unify Latinos against Republicans who are Trump supporters, 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.)
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/latino-unity-day-05-10-2018

 

WMAY
— McSweeney Speaks Out on Rauner’s Meeting With Evertsen
http://www.wmay.com/2018/05/09/mcsweeney-speaks-out-on-rauners-meeting-with-evertsen/

 

DUPAGE COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Lincoln Day Dinner 2018 SPECIAL GUEST Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush
https://mailchi.mp/dupagegop/save-the-date-lincoln-day-dinner-with-tx-land-commissioner-george-p-bush?e=a628291559
(FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 6:00 – 9:00pm, Marriott Hotel, Oak Brook)

 

WIRE POINTS
— Chicago Fed’s Answer For Illinois Pension Crisis Is A Statewide Property Tax! – Mark Glennon
http://www.wirepoints.com/chicago-feds-answer-for-illinois-pension-crisis-is-a-statewide-property-tax-wirepoints-original/
— “Nobody is winning; everybody is losing” Wirepoints testifies before the House Committee on Cities and Villages – Video
http://www.wirepoints.com/nobody-is-winning-everybody-is-losing-wirepoints-testifies-before-the-house-committee-on-cities-and-villages-video/

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Former Utah lawmaker has no further comment on Preckwinkle’s remark about self-employment – Karen Kidd (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are either self-employed or unemployed. Overwhelmingly, they belittle, badmouth, demonize, denigrate, and/or condemn wage earners. I was a lowly wage earner 1964-1997.)
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511408912-former-utah-lawmaker-has-no-further-comment-on-preckwinkle-s-remark-about-self-employment
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In that brief exchange, Preckwinkle reportedly told Liljenquist that she was opposed to self-employment because it gave people false hope that they could support themselves.)

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Ives foretells bleak bankruptcy future for Illinois municipalities – Angela Underwood
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511411896-ives-foretells-bleak-bankruptcy-future-for-illinois-municipalities

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— DuPage Township embroiled in financial, legal battles – W.J. Kennedy
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/511412441-dupage-township-embroiled-in-financial-legal-battles

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— SENATE PRESIDENT JOHN CULLERTON SAYS ILLINOIS DOESN’T NEED A REVENUE ESTIMATE – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/senate-president-john-cullerton-says-illinois-doesnt-need-a-revenue-estimate/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— National Review Online Demagogue Taunts Conservatives – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/national-review-online-demagogue-taunts-conservatives/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Sarah Sanders Goes Off On Reporter Who Asked About Pulling The Press Credentials For ‘Fake News’ – Benny Johnson (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about those who falsely claim to be conservative and/or Republican who have worked the hardest since 2000 to get everyone to pull my GOPUSA press credentials?)
http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/09/sarah-sanders-pulling-press-credentials-fake-news-video/

 

ONE NEWS NOW
— Is your state covering for lazy slackers? A new report highlights abuse of work requirement waivers for food stamps. – Chris Woodward
https://www.onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2018/05/10/is-your-state-covering-for-lazy-slackers

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— TRAGIC: With great ‘Pride,’ 23 Major League Baseball teams to host pro-homosexual nights – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/with-great-pride-23-major-league-baseball-teams-to-host-pro-homosexual-nigh

 

REUTERS
— Trump says will go forward with border wall plans in California
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-sandiego/trump-says-will-go-forward-with-border-wall-plans-in-california-idUSKBN1IA2NT

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump is trying to strong-arm the news media – Callum Borchers (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Illinois who claim to be conservative and/or Republican, but who request/demand that others a) do not include diersen@aol.com on their press advisory or press release lists, b) do not tell Diersen anything, and c) do not return Diersen’s phone calls. I should also write a book about those in Illinois who claim to be conservative and/or Republican, but who succumb/agree to those requests/demands. The aforesaid glorify and praise, pander to, give news scoops to, return phone calls from, and/or give money a) to my competitors who claim to be conservative and/or Republican and/or b) to Rich Miller and to the rest of the Democrat news media in Illinois.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/05/09/trump-is-trying-to-strong-arm-the-news-media/
— The White House Correspondents’ Association gets a spine – Erik Wemple (DIERSEN: Should I get a spine? Should I write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 a) to destroy me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, b) to destroy those who fail/refuse to destroy me, and c) to destroy those who read my emails?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2018/05/09/the-white-house-correspondents-association-gets-a-spine/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: This time, the WHCA followed with a statement from President Margaret Talev: “Some may excuse the president’s inflammatory rhetoric about the media, but just because the president does not like news coverage does not make it fake. A free press must be able to report on the good, the bad, the momentous and the mundane, without fear or favor. And a president preventing a free and independent press from covering the workings of our republic would be an unconscionable assault on the First Amendment.” Strong verbs, simple sentences, a constitutional reference and an unmistakable message: Have we heard anything so fiery from the WHCA during the Trump presidency? It doesn’t appear that way.)

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Unresolved IRS Scandal Congress should take tax collectors out of the business of regulating political activity. – Bradley A. Smith

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-unresolved-irs-scandal-1525905500
— Brewers’ Dry Patch: Americans Turn From Beer to Harder Drinks AB InBev’s volumes fall in U.S.; Molson Coors and Heineken face weakness, too – Saabira Chaudhuri and Nick Kostov (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) drink lots of booze, b) want to drink even more booze, and/or c) want others to drink lots of booze.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ab-inbev-stumbles-in-u-s-but-profits-rise-elsewhere-1525860679
— Discontent Among Female Execs at Visa Leads to CEO Meeting Female executives at card giant are concerned about advancement opportunities – AnnaMaria Andriotis (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government talked and acted like their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger had demanded that they use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/visa-ceo-confronts-women-s-issues-at-the-card-giant-1525867323

 

BUSINESS INSIDER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Kim seeks a promise from the United States that its military will not invade North Korea. When will Trump seek a promise from Mexico and from all the other countries of the world that their militaries will not invade the United States? Already, ever-increasingly, Mexico and all the other countries of the world are illegally sending more and more and more of their citizens into the United States illegally.)
http://www.businessinsider.com/south-koreas-usb-drive-to-north-korea-could-be-kim-jong-uns-death-2018-5

 

NBC BAY AREA
— Data Points to Wide Gap in Asylum Approval Rates at Nation’s Immigration Courts – Stephen Stock, Rachel Witte and Jeremy Carroll (DIERSEN: What if Democrats who want flee the crime and poverty in Democrat areas had to officially file asylum requests and get those requests approved by Republicans before they could move to Republican areas? What do you say to Democrats who flee the crime and poverty in Democrat areas and move to Republican areas, but who continue to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans? These asylum seekers blame Republicans for the crime and poverty in Democrat areas.)
https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Data-Points-to-Wide-Gap-in-Asylum-Approval-Rates-at-Nations-Immigration-Courts-482182911.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: From 2016 through the first part of 2018, immigration courts in Los Angeles and San Francisco consistently ranked in the nation’s top 15 courts when it comes to the number of asylum requests granted. Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, New York and Boston were also in the top 15 each year. Court data show each of those courts grants asylum requests more than 50 percent of the time. On the opposite end of the spectrum, U.S. immigration courts that are vastly less likely to approve asylum petitions include Atlanta, Lumpkin, Georgia, Charlotte, Dallas and Houston. In some of those courts, asylum is granted around 20 percent of the time. In other jurisdictions, like the court in Lumpkin, judges grant asylum only 10 percent of the time.)

 

GAO
— Recognizing the Federal Workforce
https://blog.gao.gov/2018/05/09/recognizing-the-federal-workforce/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: The most vital resource at any federal agency is its workforce. During Public Service Recognition Week, we’re celebrating the contributions of federal employees. This year is especially noteworthy because it’s the 40th anniversary of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, which established the basis for our modern federal workforce, including the creation of the Office of Personnel Management. Today’s WatchBlog continues our tradition of celebrating federal employees.)

May 9 Morning Edition

CBS2
— Officials Create ‘Sanctuary’ Counties To Protect Gun Owners From New Laws In Rural Illinois – CNN
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/05/08/in-rural-illinois-officials-are-creating-sanctuary-counties-to-protect-gun-owners-from-new-laws/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Civic Federation blasts Rauner budget proposal as ‘precariously balanced’ – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/civic-federation-blasts-rauner-budget-proposal-as-precariously-balanced/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “5 myths about U.S.-Mexico border”
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20180509/281947428485511
— Record job openings equal unemployed for 1st time in nearly 2 decades – AP (DIERSEN: From what I see, in Illinois, ever-increasingly, employers only want to hire 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.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-us-job-posting-20180508-story.html
— Now hiring for a 1-day position  Consequences hit home as the gig economy hits retail (DIERSEN: Since 1966, my critics/opponents, their operatives, their operatives and their dupes have been furious that I survived my Democrat superiors’ efforts to get rid of me a) for almost 3 years at the Post Office, b) for almost 9 years at IRS, and c) for almost 18 years at GAO and that because of the aforesaid, I have a $51,864/year Civil Service Retirement System pension and an $18,000/year federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy for life. Many, if not most of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) have never worked for the same employer very long or b) have never been employed. Very few of them are in line to get a pension, are getting a pension, or are getting a health insurance subsidy.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20180509/282037622798727
— The Democrats’ frightening embrace of socialism – Ed Rogers
http://www.masslive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2018/05/ed_rogers_the_democrats_fright.html
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/fl-op-democrats-embrace-socialism-20180507-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Will Lake County Board enter the gun control debate? – Lee Filas (DIERSEN: Which of your county board members support the Second Amendment and which do not? Needless-to-say, county board members who got elected as Republicans, but do not support the Second Amendment, should immediately resign.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180508/will-lake-county-board-enter-the-gun-control-debate-
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Lake County Board members could soon find themselves in a debate whether to place support behind gun control regulations or whether to send a letter to state legislators declaring the county a “sanctuary” against stricter gun laws. Thomas Quigley, of Round Lake Beach, and military veteran Ceasar Soto, of Waukegan, appeared Tuesday before the Lake County Board to speak out against a previous statement made by District 11 county board member Paul Frank about a possible ban of automatic weapons. Quigley requested board members immediately declare Lake County “a sanctuary county for all gun owners,” then told “the gun grabbers on the board to read the U.S. Constitution and study history; all governmental tyranny begins with gun confiscation.” Quigley and Soto spoke up because of statements made during the closing moments of the March 13 county board meeting where Frank, a Democrat from Highland Park, hinted it could be time the board enters the debate on the national gun issue.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR GRAPHIC: Students are paying more to community colleges while enrollment drops – Jake Griffin
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180509/students-are-paying-more-to-community-colleges-while-enrollment-drops
— Itasca resident Gavanes appointed to fill DuPage board vacancy – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180508/itasca-resident-gavanes-appointed-to-fill-dupage-board-vacancy
— Mormon Church breaks all ties with Boy Scouts, ending 100-year relationship – Samantha Schmidt (DIERSEN: It certainly looks like the “Scouts BSA” will focus on encouraging children to engage in LGBTQ activity.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180509/mormon-church-breaks-all-ties-with-boy-scouts-ending-100-year-relationship

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Our lawless downtown is threatening our city’s economy – JOE CAHILL (DIERSEN: How many years did you live, work, or take college courses in downtown Chicago? I lived in downtown Chicago part-time 1974-1976 and full-time 1976-1978, I worked there in 1971 and then 1973-1997, and I took college courses there 1972-1980 and 1992-1997 (and 1966-1968, 1971, and 1981-1983 if you count UIC as being downtown).)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180509/BLOGS10/180509857

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Civic Federation says it can’t support Rauner’s budget – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180509/civic-federation-says-it-cant-support-rauners-budget

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— ‘This is our year’: Prtizker urges Illinois Democrats to pull together – DEREK BEIGH (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, it appears that those Illinois Republican Party (IRP) leaders who reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and other planks in the IRP platform do NOT want Illinois Republicans to pull together.)
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/this-is-our-year-prtizker-urges-illinois-democrats-to-pull/article_99b7082a-670c-56f4-8504-3bc1f04eb936.html

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Locals upset with DuPage Township board
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2018/05/08/locals-upset-with-dupage-township-board/axgf2q2/

 

KEWANEE STAR COURIER
— Hennepin murder suspect’s gambling debt brought up as possible motive – Gary L. Smith
http://www.starcourier.com/news/20180507/hennepin-murder-suspects-gambling-debt-brought-up-as-possible-motive

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Equal Rights Amendment supporters demand action from lawmakers – Emily Manley
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/equal-rights-amendment-supporters-demand-action-from-lawmakers-05-09-2018

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Gambling debts alleged as homicide motive
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/gamlbing-debts-alleged-as-homicide-motive/1167562510

 

WJBC
— Sen. Duckworth: Ending Iran deal reckless (DIERSEN: Obviously, the Democrats have selected Duckworth to be their top person to belittle, to badmouth, to demonize, to denigrate, to condemn, to insult, to slander, and/or to libel individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, those who do not have children, those who are not disabled, etc. Democrats stress that Duckworth is a Democrat, liberal, minority, female, relatively young, mother, veteran, disabled, severely injured in combat, non-Protestant, some of her ancestors have not been in America for a long time, non-rich, etc.)
http://www.wjbc.com/2018/05/09/sen-duckworth-ending-iran-deal-reckless-gop-lawmakers-applaud-move/
— Pritzker backs term limits for legislative leaders, not for elected offices
http://www.wjbc.com/2018/05/08/pritzker-backs-term-limits-for-legislative-leaders-not-for-elected-offices/

 

WCSJ NEWS
— Governor Rauner may Be Odd man Out In State Budget Talks (DIERSEN: Obviously, conservatives, that is, Republicans, have been the “odd man out” in Illinois Republican politics since at least the 1970s. Anti-conservatives, that is, anti-Republicans, have dominated the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) since at least the 1970s. They have allowed IRP platforms to have some conservative planks, including traditional family, right to life, immigration, and Second Amendment planks, but they ignore, belittle, badmouth, demonize, denigrate, condemn, insult, slander, and/or libel those planks and those who support those planks. Obviously, since at least the 1970s, those who have dominated the IRP want to destroy the IRP and destroy those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that support the IRP platform. Of course, those who have dominated the IRP since at least the 1970s oppose direct election of IRP State Central Committee members.)
http://www.wcsjnews.com/news/local/governor-rauner-may-be-odd-man-out-in-state-budget/article_29c4aa5c-5373-11e8-bb5f-e789f1d2bca8.html

 

MDJ ONLINE
— Illinois House committee passionately debates Equal Rights Amendment – Greg Bishop
http://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/illinois-house-committee-passionately-debates-equal-rights-amendment/article_8fa74b75-84c6-5ce3-987c-154cc3ce8b2f.html

 

EVANSTON NOW
— 99.9 Percent Of Evanston Lives Within Walking Distance To A Park Nearly all Evanston residents can easily walk to a high-quality park, according to data released last week. – Jonah Meadows (DIERSEN: The Prairie Path Park (https://vimeo.com/28054867) is in my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton.)
https://patch.com/illinois/evanston/99-9-percent-evanston-lives-within-walking-distance-park

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Watch Berkowitz model w BGA’s CEO Greising how Gov. Rauner & JB Pritzker could debate issues
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2018/05/watch-berkowitz-model-w-bgas-ceo-greising-how-gov-rauner-jb-pritzker-could-debate-issues-cable-internet/

 

HARTLAND INSTITUTE
— LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION: SWIMMING UPSTREAM – Clifford Thies (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party wants Democrats, and especially Democrats who are minority, female, and/or younger, to participate in the labor force, that is, the Democrat Party does not what Republicans, and especially Republicans who are White, male, and/or older, to participate in the labor force.)
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/labor-force-participation-swimming-upstream

 

WIRE POINTS
— “This crisis directly affects people’s lives, but it’s been hidden from them” – Ted Dabrowski on Illinois Rising with Dan Proft – Video
http://www.wirepoints.com/this-crisis-directly-affects-peoples-lives-but-its-been-hidden-from-them-ted-dabrowski-on-illinois-rising-with-dan-proft-video/

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Ives fights for school debt transparency bill – Angela Underwood
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511407523-ives-fights-for-school-debt-transparency-bill

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Republican state House candidate Gordon “Jay” Kinzler recommends 401(k) and benefit adjustments for Harvey pension crisis – Karen Kidd
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511411897-republican-state-house-candidate-recommends-401-k-and-benefit-adjustments-for-harvey-pension-crisis

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— House bill to create female-based council raises questions from GOP lawmakers – Angela Underwood
https://northcooknews.com/stories/511407522-house-bill-to-create-female-based-council-raises-questions-from-gop-lawmakers
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Speaking of sex, what about the male gender, asked Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton). She said a state created group should not be based on sex segregation and cited major media to prove her point. The Atlantic shows boys dominate in high school drop outs and learning disabilities, and the Washington Post revealed boys in America continue to fall behind girls in academics, according to Ives. Ives questioned the bill’s legality as far as the Equal Rights Amendment is concerned and noted as a mother of boys and a girl, the notion to form a group for one gender is ridiculous. “I think we should emphasize both of our children’s sexes, both men and women as well,” Ives said. HB5544 passed 64-24 and moved to the Senate.)

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Watchdog group: Dozens of cities need municipal bankruptcy because of unfunded state mandates – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/watchdog-group-dozens-of-cities-need-municipal-bankruptcy-because-of/article_7fbdf4c2-5319-11e8-94af-cfd8b5818b6d.html
— Rauner calls budget process ‘frustratingly slow’ less than month before deadline – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/rauner-calls-budget-process-frustratingly-slow-less-than-month-before/article_8a26040c-522b-11e8-aee6-a30cadef6181.html

 

ILLINOIS HOME PAGE
— Rauner hosts Madigan, other leaders in budget talks – Mark Maxwell
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/capitol-news/rauner-hosts-madigan-other-leaders-in-budget-talks/1168912861
— Women rally for equality – Raquel Martin (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at women that Republicans have caused all the problems that women have had, are having, and will have. What percent of the women in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, in Illinois, in America, and in the world have the Democrats succeeded in turning into Republican-haters?)
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/capitol-news/women-rally-for-equality/1167630076

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner’s “post election” comment disputed by Dems
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/09/rauners-post-election-comment-disputed-by-dems/
— Is a revenue estimate the new “Turnaround Agenda”?
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/09/is-a-revenue-estimate-the-new-turnaround-agenda/

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— DRAINING THE FOOD STAMP SWAMP – Star Parker
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/draining-the-food-stamp-swamp/
— BEFORE AND AFTER WELFARE HANDOUTS – Walter E. Williams
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/before-and-after-welfare-handouts/

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Companies Are Distancing From Gun Owners — But Warren Buffett Refuses to Let Politics Run His Business – JENNI FINK
https://ijr.com/2018/05/1093183-warren-buffett-gun-owners/

 

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats shout at minorities that Republicans have caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems that minorities have. Ever-increasingly, Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to harm Republicans, and especially to harm Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/08/trump-obama-racial-bias-522940

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— The U.S. and China: More Alike Than We’d Like? – Thomas L. Friedman
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/us-china-more-alike.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In Washington these days it is not uncommon for people to be invited to a dinner or a public gathering and think to themselves: “I hope none of them will be there.” And the them people are talking about is not someone of a different faith or race — which would be awful enough — but it’s someone just from a different political party. In other words, in both Beijing and Washington, self-censorship, and biting one’s tongue, is more rife than ever — but for different reasons. In Beijing it’s so you won’t get arrested. In Washington it’s so you won’t get into a fight. In both cases, though, the net results are fewer people talking truth across ideological lines. At the same time, in China today, if you’re a Communist Party official or senior bureaucrat, you have to toe the ruling party’s line or you could be quickly purged or imprisoned. In America today, if you’re a Republican Party congressman or senator, you, too, have to toe the ruling party’s line or you could be quickly purged or primaried — or get a tweet in the back from the president. But there is one difference: In China’s ruling Communist Party, it’s never safe to criticize the president. In America’s ruling Republican Party, you can criticize the president, or vote your conscience, if you’re dying, retiring or whispering.)

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Illinois police: Keep pot illegal — or we’ll kill the dog – Radley Balko (DIERSEN: If pot is legalized in Illinois, far more pot will be sold illegally in Illinois, mainly to children.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2018/05/08/illinois-police-keep-pot-illegal-or-well-kill-the-dog/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Why It’s a Good Time to Look for a Job The number of unfilled jobs at U.S. employers rose to a record high in March – Eric Morath (DIERSEN: From what I see, in Illinois, ever-increasingly, employers only want to hire 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://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2018/05/08/why-its-a-good-time-to-look-for-a-job/
— Opportunity Knocks Job openings nearly matched the number of job seekers in March. – Editorial (DIERSEN: From what I see, in Illinois, ever-increasingly, employers only want to hire 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.wsj.com/articles/opportunity-knocks-1525821046
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: More U.S. Workers Test Positive for Certain Illicit Drugs – Lauren Weber
https://www.wsj.com/articles/more-u-s-workers-test-positive-for-illicit-drugs-1525777200
— The Bias Response Team Is Watching A lawsuit challenging the University of Michigan’s speech police may serve as a nationwide model. – Jillian Kay Melchior
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-bias-response-team-is-watching-1525806702

 

RECODE
— Amazon employees are outraged by their company’s opposition to a plan to add more diversity to its board “We don’t need more effort, we need COURAGE.” Jason Del Rey (DIERSEN: How successful would Amazon have been if it had operated like the federal government? The federal government gives tremendous preference to its employees who are Democrat, and especially to those who are minority and/or female and b) wastes the careers of and gets rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran if they do not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)
https://www.recode.net/2018/5/8/17328466/amazon-jeff-bezos-board-diversity-proposal-shareholder-vote

 

NEW REPUBLIC
— What Kind of Democrat Can Win Over Suburban America? (DIERSEN: Democrats would answer: Democrats who can get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://newrepublic.com/article/148250/california-dreaming-democrat-suburban-america

 

FED WEEK
— Trump Proposals Would Cost Federal Employees, Retirees above $143 Billion (DIERSEN: If I was a “single issue” person like many of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are, I would be a Democrat.)
https://www.fedweek.com/fedweek/trump-proposals-would-cost-federal-employees-retirees-above-143-billion/

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— Injured federal employees are at higher risk of opioid addiction – Jessie Bur
https://www.federaltimes.com/management/2018/05/08/injured-feds-are-at-higher-risk-of-opioid-addiction/

May 8 Evening Edition

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McSweeney: Gov. Bruce Rauner should apologize for meeting with ‘known extremist’ Diane Evertsen David McSweeney attacks governor for meeting with ‘known extremist’ Diane Evertsen – ED KOMENDA  (DIERSEN: Why did Rauner meet privately with the leaders of the McHenry County Republican Party? What if Rauner met privately with the leaders of your Republican county party organization and/or with the leaders of your Republican township/ward party organization? In the 2002 Illinois Republican gubernatorial primary, Corrine Wood called Jim Ryan an extremist.)
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/05/08/mcsweeney-gov-bruce-rauner-should-apologize-for-meeting-with-known-extremist-diane-evertsen/adt9cfh/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A state lawmaker is lambasting Gov. Bruce Rauner after Illinois’ top leader met with members of the McHenry County Republican Party over the weekend in private. Rauner spent part of his Saturday at an invitation-only roundtable at the McHenry County GOP’s Crystal Lake headquarters – an event featuring a Who’s Who of party insiders, including: McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim, McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally and McHenry County Board Member Jim Kearns. But State Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, took issue with someone else in attendance at the Saturday meet-up: McHenry County’s new chairwoman, Diane Evertsen, who at one time served as president of the Minutemen Midwest – an organization the Southern Poverty Law Center designated a “nativist extremist” group. “The governor should apologize for meeting with a known extremist,” said McSweeney, who heard about the meeting after it happened. McSweeney pointed to Evertsen’s association with Minutemen Midwest, which the SPLC named several times on its annual list of nativist extremist groups between 2007 and 2010. The Alabama-based civil rights nonprofit defines nativist extremist groups as organizations that go beyond mere advocacy to personally confront suspected undocumented immigrants or those who hire or help them. McSweeney said a simple Google search reveals the views of the group Evertsen chaired. The legislator characterized those views as “disgraceful.” Minutemen Midwest had a website – www.minutemenmidwest.com – but it has been taken down since its launch. While the site is dead, some of the material published there is recoverable with the internet archive known as the “Wayback Machine,” McSweeney said. McSweeney highlighted an article published on the website written by William H. Calhoun titled “Illegal Immigration: Third-World Invasion” – a piece suggesting the U.S. is under threat by immigrants of different “blood.”​ “Invaders from the Orient, Asia, Africa, Central and South America are invading the first world, and they are intent only upon conquest,” the article said. “With the exception of a very small upper class of pure European blood, most Mexicans are either Amerindian or Mestizo (mostly Amerindian with a few drops of Spaniard or African blood). They are not Western; genealogically they are Asiatic; and they despise the West.” The article appalled McSweeney, he said. “It’s probably the most extreme article that I’ve read in a long time,” McSweeney said. “It’s disgusting.” Evertsen, a 73-year-old Harvard grandmother who once served on the McHenry County Board and now serves on McHenry County College’s board of trustees, could not be reached for comment. The Northwest Herald also reached out to Gov. Rauner’s campaign communications director for comment, but campaign officials weren’t immediately available Tuesday. About 20 people attended the Saturday gathering, according to sources invited to the event.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Grads, including senior citizens, put perseverance on display at commencements – Maudlyne Ihejirika
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/grads-including-senior-citizen-put-on-perseverance-at-commencement-ceremonies/
— Golden arches new headquarters most ‘un-McDonald’s like’ – Lee Bey
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/golden-arches-new-headquarters-most-un-mcdonalds-like/
— Are legal pot backers blowing smoke? Report finds limited green in grass revenue – Tina Sfondeles (DIERSEN: If you promote pot, you promote destruction.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/are-legal-pot-backers-blowing-smoke-report-finds-limited-green-in-grass-revenue/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner, Democrats say they don’t want another budget war but face deficit despite tax hike – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-legislature-budget-talks-20180508-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, in Illinois, anti-Trumps are the MAJORITY and Trump supporters are the MINORITY. Ever increasingly, anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump supporters.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-pitts-trump-supporters-understanding-0508-20180506-story.html
— Women’s voices are largely missing from newspaper letters to the editor – Heidi Stevens
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/stevens/ct-life-stevens-monday-letters-to-editor-gender-0507-story.html
— Emanuel responds to ‘bully’ characterization, says he will focus on problem-solving, not personalities – John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-rahm-emanuel-personality-vallas-20180508-story.html
— More legislative lip service, but no fair map amendment – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-remap-amendment-illinois-dead-20180507-story.html
— Orland officials delay vote on video gambling – Mike Nolan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-orland-park-video-gambling-st-0509-story.html
— How Speaker Madigan elbows aside Illinois taxpayers – Keith Wheeler
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-blame-illinois-budget-budget-michael-madigan-lisa-illinois-barbara-flynn-currie-republicans-keith-wheeler-0509-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Every person in Illinois owes $11,000 for pensions, with no fix in sight – Bloomberg
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180508/every-person-in-illinois-owes-11000-for-pensions-with-no-fix-in-sight
— Demoted Wheaton cop files sex discrimination lawsuit – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180508/demoted-wheaton-cop-files-sex-discrimination-lawsuit
— Misguided demands for teaching history – Mary Plunkett, Wheaton
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180508/misguided-demands-for-teaching-history
(FROM THE LETTER: Are you kidding me, Springfield? The state of Illinois is imploding at a frightening rate, and you’re focused on passing a bill that forces our schools to teach LGBT history? (Paid for by our outrageous property taxes, by the way.) This bill (SB3249) also requires schools to teach about the illegal deportation of Mexicans during the Great Depression and labor union contributions to our economy. And children will not be permitted to graduate eighth grade if they don’t receive this instruction. Holy political agenda, Democrats! But, perhaps you are sincerely interested in teaching our children an accurate and nondiscriminatory account of our history. If this is true, you must necessarily include a unit on the societal benefits that Catholics have contributed toward Illinois’ schools, hospitals and charities. The impact is quite significant. I would encourage anyone reading this to demand that your particular group be recognized in a mandatory history unit as well. After everyone feels good about being recognized, there might be a few minutes left in the school day for reading, writing and arithmetic.)

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Gov. Rauner: Pick up the pace on budget talks – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180508/gov-rauner-pick-up-pace-on-budget-talks
— VERY SAD: Supporters rally at Capitol in support of ERA – Maximilian Kwiatkowski
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180508/supporters-rally-at-capitol-in-support-of-era

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— TRAGIC: Normal, Illinois, passes ordinance making community a ‘Welcoming City’ for immigrants – DEREK BEIGH (DIERSEN: As everyone knows, to be a “Welcoming City” is to be a city a) that encourages people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally and b) that 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-draft avoiders, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/normal-illinois-passes-ordinance-making-community-a-welcoming-city-for/article_5a4f618f-6874-5fc3-9cad-eb48ed765844.html

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Senate Debating Votes from Jail (DIERSEN: What percent of criminals vote for Democrats – 98%, 99%, 100%?)
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=264812#.WvIZAVpy-M8

 

JEANNE IVES
— House Back in Session for Home Stretch
http://www.jeanneives.org/2018/05/house-back-in-session-for-home-stretch.html

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Progressive tax ‘totally wrong for Illinois,’ Ives says – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511408458-progressive-tax-totally-wrong-for-illinois-ives-says

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Bills could add millions to billion-dollar pension debt, GOP representatives warn – Angela Underwood
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511408330-bills-could-add-millions-to-billion-dollar-pension-debt-gop-representatives-warn

 

ILLINOIS HOMEPAGE
— LaHood promotes tax cuts, ‘merit based’ immigration – Mark Maxwell (DIERSEN: How much “merit” do you have? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, I am “meritless.”)
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/capitol-connection/lahood-promotes-tax-cuts-merit-based-immigration/1166837510

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Legislative leaders and governor meet, still no agreement on revenue estimate – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/legislative-leaders-and-governor-meet-still-no-agreement-on-revenue/article_7171a748-52eb-11e8-abc5-3f4deccbc9d0.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— After saying he’s “unifying” the GOP, Gov. Rauner says he’s not putting much thought into the task
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/08/after-saying-hes-unifying-the-gop-gov-rauner-says-hes-not-putting-much-thought-into-the-task/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rep. David McSweeney@1980reagan: We need a solid conservative to lead the IL GOP, not an inept insider completely controlled by Governor Rauner!)

 

BREITBART
— Study: Donald Trump’s Polls Improve Despite 90% Negative Media Coverage – KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/08/study-trumps-polls-improve-despite-90-percent-negative-media-coverage/

 

GOPUSA
— Tell the uninformed what President Trump has accomplished (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents only want people know about what they accomplished.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=45380
— Orrin Hatch calls John McCain’s decision not to invite Trump to his funeral ‘ridiculous’
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=45456
— California has the 5th largest economy in the world yet leads the nation in poverty and homelessness
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=45465

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— McCain’s Funeral Guest List Doesn’t Define Him – JIM GERAGHTY (DIERSEN: Who does not want you to attend their funeral? I should make a list of those who do not me to attend their funeral. They blame me for their problems. They blame me for your problems. They blame me for my problems. They blame me for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/mccains-funeral-guest-list-doesnt-define-him/

 

THE HILL
— Labor Dept to let teens work longer hours in hazardous jobs: report – MORGAN GSTALTER (DIERSEN: How hazardous were the jobs that you had when you were a teen? I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; and delivered mail 1966-1969.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/386652-labor-dept-to-let-teens-work-longer-hours-in-hazardous-jobs-report

 

ROLL CALL
— House Appropriators Vote to End Perk for Former Speakers Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi both back ending office space, funding for former speakers
https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/house-appropriators-vote-end-perk-former-speakers
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Government Accountability Office: The watchdog agency would be funded at $579 million, the same as the fiscal 2018 enacted level.)

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— It’s Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana’s Risks You may reasonably decide the benefits outweigh the harms, but you should know about those potential harms. – Aaron E. Carroll
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/upshot/its-time-for-a-new-discussion-of-marijuanas-risks.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump supporters as being racists.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/06/opinion/trump-supporters-economy-racism.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Companies Trying to Deal With Discrimination Face Backlash Critics of diversity efforts say programs unfairly exclude other people – Kelsey Gee and Lauren Weber (DIERSEN: To promote diversity is to discriminate against those who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/companies-trying-to-deal-with-discrimination-face-backlash-1525604400
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Companies trying to rectify a legacy of discrimination are finding that some tactics are backfiring and sparking new grievances. The Wing, a women’s shared-office space and networking club, has drawn such ire. Its no-men-allowed membership policy for collaboration spaces in trendy New York neighborhoods is designed to attract like-minded women professionals who want to encourage and invest in one another. The Wing recently opened a Washington, D.C., location and there is a wait list for a future office in Los Angeles, the company says. In March, the New York City Human Rights Commission launched an investigation into the Wing’s practices, which include workshops on political organization and panels reserved for members featuring celebrities and U.S. legislators. Seth Hoy, a spokesman for the New York commission, confirmed the agency’s probe and declined to comment on it further. He says the agency works to ensure that businesses comply with laws prohibiting gender discrimination. The inquiry is one of the latest examples of how female-only initiatives and other diversity efforts are drawing objections from those who feel left out or challenge the idea that people in historically underrepresented groups need targeted resources to help them accelerate in their careers and are raising concerns that the programs unfairly exclude other people.)

 

USA TODAY
— American teens are hooked on iPhones, new survey shows – Leo Sun
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2018/05/08/american-teens-are-hooked-on-iphones-survey/34405795/

 

WATERLOO CEDAR FALLS COURIER
— Good old days not good for everyone – KARRIS GOLDEN (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, members of the following groups viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn the GOOD OLD DAYS: 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.)
http://wcfcourier.com/lifestyles/faith-and-values/good-old-days-not-good-for-everyone/article_c3428eaa-629d-54dd-9967-fb683689e7bd.html

 

FORD AUTHORITY
— Ford Mustang Tops List Of The Five Most Desired Dream Cars In The US – AARON BRZOZOWSKI
http://fordauthority.com/2018/05/ford-mustang-tops-list-of-the-five-most-desired-dream-cars-in-the-us/

 

OPM
— OPM Celebrates Public Service Recognition Week 2018 (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who ever-increasingly a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn and b) promote hatred against government employees and government retirees, and especially against federal employees and federal retirees.)
http://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2018/5/8/OPM-Celebrates-Public-Service-Recognition-Week-2018/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Each year, during the first full week of May, our Nation comes together to celebrate the men and women who serve our country as Federal, state, county, and local government employees. For 34 years, we’ve taken this time to honor the people who work diligently to promote safety, security and quality of service for the American public. Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is a time to promote and share stories of excellence in public service with you, the Nation we serve. Every day a Federal employee is impacting your life in some way. Whether it’s telling you not to eat lettuce because of an E.coli outbreak, scanning your luggage at the airport, or preparing an exhibit at your favorite Smithsonian museum, it’s affecting your life in a positive manner.)

 

VOX
— Bullshit jobs: Why they exist and why you might have one And why this professor thinks we need a revolution. – Sean Illing (DIERSEN: Of course, according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all the jobs that I have had were bullshit jobs.)
https://www.vox.com/2018/5/8/17308744/bullshit-jobs-book-david-graeber-occupy-wall-street-karl-marx

 

EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES
— Distressed patient speaks out after emotional support dog banned from Felixstowe surgery – Amy Gibbons
http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/distressed-patient-speaks-out-after-emotional-support-dog-banned-from-haven-health-surgery-in-felixstowe-1-5509513

 

BIRMINGHAM MAIL
— The law on dogs barking – and why it could land their owner in hot water Many will be left frightened by activity, noise and lights outside – James Rodger
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/law-dogs-barking-uk-gov-13724097

 

CAMBRIDGE NEWS
— What the law says about dog barking and how to avoid getting in big trouble Here’s some guidance for dog owners on how to stay the right side of the law – Nigel SlaterTom Pilgrim
https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/law-dog-barking-neighbour-noise-14621865

May 8 Morning Edition

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Ives, McSweeney endorse Shaw for GOP chairman – Glenn Minnis (DIERSEN: Questions for your Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) member:

 

– What are the times, locations, and agendas of the May 19 IRP SCC and Illinois Republican County Chairman’s Association meetings in Springfield?
– Do the agendas include public comment periods, and if so, how long and how many minutes will each speaker be limited to?
– What is the status of potential Winchester litigation against the IRP?
– If the 15th Congressional District (CD) IRP SCC position is still in dispute on May 19, will the vote for IRP chairman be postponed or will the vote be taken without the 12.1% 15th CD weighted vote?
– Do you agree with those who believe that if Rose casts the 15th CD weighted vote, Schneider will be reelected and if the vote is taken without the 15th CD weighted vote, or if Winchester casts it, Shaw will be elected?
– In the past, especially in 2005 and 2013, many have sought the IRP chairman position. Why are only two seeking the position now?
– Will the IRP allow Ives to speak in favor of Shaw at the May 19 IRP SCC meeting?
– Who does Schneider want the IRP Executive Director to be? Who does Shaw want the IRP Executive Director to be?
– Would it be correct to say that you will only vote for an IRP chairman candidate who can and will defend and advance all the planks in the Republican Party platform and the IRP platform, including their traditional family, right to life, and immigration planks?
– What is your weighted vote and which IRP chairman candidate are you going to vote for and why?
– How many chairs will the IRP set up for observers at the IRP SCC meeting: 100, 200, 300, 400, 500+?
– Who has asked you to nominate them to serve as your deputy?
– Who has asked you to appoint them to the 2020 IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee?)

 

https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511408731-ives-mcsweeney-endorse-shaw-for-gop-chairman

 

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— REPUBLICAN DISUNITY WATCH – Natasha Korecki
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2018/05/08/lightfoot-mayoral-intrigue-rahms-big-fundraising-ives-rauner-disunity-watch-governors-opioid-win-268448
(FROM THE ARTICLE: During an interview with CLTV’s Paul Lisnek on Monday, state Rep. Jeanne Ives went on a tear against Gov. Bruce Rauner and Tim Schneider, the Illinois Republican Party chairman the governor is backing. Ives, who narrowly lost to Rauner in the March primary, is supporting Schneider’s opponent Mark Shaw in a heated fight over the GOP throne. Among the reasons Ives is backing Shaw: she blames Schneider for the Nazi candidate running as a Republican in Illinois’ 3rd congressional district. “So he’s alienating the base by propping up Schneider again, and Schneider has failed. Look we have 37 state reps, Democrats, unopposed in this coming up election. It is the party chairman’s responsibility to find opponents. We have an avowed Nazi sitting as a Republican in a congressional race, and that’s wrong too. And then on top of it, the entire emphasis from Tim Schneider and Rauner et al over the last campaign cycle is simply to get Rauner elected, and so much of what they did in terms of data collection and everything else did not support our state reps. We need a whole new vision for our party, and a whole new way to attract voters.” And then there’s this exchange. Ouch: Lisnek: “If polls look close come November and it looks like Pritzker could pull it out, would that be enough of a scare for you to look at your supporters and say it’s ok, vote Rauner?” Ives: “I can’t predict what the future’s going to look like, umm, in a few months, so we’ll just see what’s going on.”)

 

WTTW
— Illinois Cleared for New Mental Health, Addiction Pilot Programs – Amanda Vinicky
https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/05/07/illinois-cleared-new-mental-health-addiction-pilot-programs
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As is the question over who will be the party’s next leader. Rauner’s hand-selected chairman, Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider, faces a challenge from Lake County GOP Chairman Mark Shaw, who has won the endorsement of state Rep. Jeanne Ives, who narrowly lost the gubernatorial nomination to Rauner. Ives in a statement said Schneider’s “tenure has been an unmitigated disgrace” and lauds Shaw’s credentials as a “common sense conservative.” Rauner on Monday said Schneider is a “great chairman” and that he supports his re-election by the Republican State Central Committee on May 19. But the governor said, “I also don’t spend any time really thinking about that.” Rauner pushed back against the suggestion that the intra-party divide is a reflection of his own leadership. “Going back as far as I know, and I’ve lived in Illinois my whole life … there have been fights and disagreement and challenges many times over the years. It’s … part of the process,” Rauner said.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Spoiler Alert! Equal Rights Amendment fight following script from earlier ERA – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/spoiler-alert-equal-rights-amendment-fight-following-script-from-earlier-era/
— Does Lori Lightfoot have a path to victory in crowded race for mayor? – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: What victory do you seek? Do you have a path to that victory? The victory that my critics/opponents have sought since 2000 has been to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out. They have not had a path to victory. They do not have a path to victory. They will never have a path to victory.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/does-lori-lightfoot-have-a-path-to-victory-in-crowded-race-for-mayor/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Debate over decades-old Equal Rights Amendment will continue in Illinois this month – Bill Lukitsch
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-equal-rights-amendment-20180508-story.html
— Trump hotel in Chicago sued for alleged ADA violations – Robert Channick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-trump-hotel-chicago-ada-lawsuit-20180507-story.html

 

ABC7
— How to spot fake products online – Jason Knowles and Ann Pistone (DIERSEN: What about fake news? According to my critics/opponents, all news is fake except for the news that they put out or bless.)
http://abc7chicago.com/shopping/how-to-spot-fake-products-online/3441116/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois counties declare ‘sanctuary’ status for gun owners – AP
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180507/illinois-counties-declare-sanctuary-status-for-gun-owners

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Illinois is running in place – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018-05-08/editorial-illinois-running-place.html
— Separating politics, policy in progressive-tax plan – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2018-05-08/jim-dey-separating-politics-policy-progressive-tax-plan.html

 

  1. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
    — Some candidates aren’t bought and sold by big money – John Keck, Troy (DIERSEN: If you are/were a candidate in Illinois running as a Republican who needs/needed money, did/would you take money from individuals, from organizations, and/or from companies that wanted you to dump the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, or other planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform? Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.)
    http://www.stltoday.com/opinion/mailbag/some-candidates-aren-t-bought-and-sold-by-big-money/article_3860105a-efec-5314-af47-81a7f8aa01b4.html

 

SOUTHERN
— As SIU Carbondale lost its party school rap, did enrollment suffer? – K. JANIS ESCH
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/siu/as-siu-carbondale-lost-its-party-school-rap-did-enrollment/article_24dc00de-6e9a-56ca-aadc-8559f40270b5.html#tracking-source=home-top-story

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Likely 2020 Democratic Candidates Want To Guarantee A Job To Every American – DANIELLE KURTZLEBEN (DIERSEN: Will the guaranteed job be a “good” job, that is, one that has a salary, benefits, promotional opportunities, etc. appropriate for one’s a) work experience, b) education, c) professional certifications, d) professional license, e) etc.?)
http://nprillinois.org/post/likely-2020-democratic-candidates-want-guarantee-job-every-american#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “What’s different about the job guarantee is that it is universal and it’s permanent. So it’s an option that would exist not only in times of massive unemployment but it also would exist in times where the unemployment rate is lower,” Darity said. “But we still have large numbers of bad jobs. It’s not just an emergency.” . . . “The idea is that we would then drive bad jobs out of existence,” said Darity, “because no one would be obligated to take those jobs since they would have a superior option.”)

 

WIRE POINTS
— Beyond Harvey: Many Illinois municipalities running out of options – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
http://www.wirepoints.com/beyond-harvey-many-illinois-municipalities-running-out-of-options-wirepoints-special-report/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Northwest Indiana officials campaign for Illinoisans to move across the border – Scot Bertram
https://www.ilnews.org/news/economy/northwest-indiana-officials-campaign-for-illinoisans-to-move-across-the/article_32f67290-4fa9-11e8-aa72-0f5ab6cdf549.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Ives: “You don’t blame-shift when you had 13 deaths”
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/08/ives-you-don%E2%80%99t-blame-shift-when-you-had-13-deaths/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Illinois Republicans learn from Illinois Democrats that “Four leaders to meet with Gov. Rauner today.”
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/08/four-leaders-to-meet-with-gov-rauner-today/
— Editorial board slammed for calling Mendoza a “lapdog” (DIERSEN: For who/what would your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes say that you are a lapdog for? They would say that I am a lapdog for the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) resolution against video gambling. All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the IRP platform and/or b) reject the MTRCC resolution against video gambling. Rather than try to change/dump the aforesaid, they focus on destroying me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/07/editorial-board-slammed-for-calling-mendoza-a-lapdog/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump to demand Congress cut $15B in spending ‘rescission’ package – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/7/rescission-package-donald-trump-demand-congress-cu/
— White House bashes report that first lady and president sleep apart – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/7/white-house-bashes-report-first-lady-and-president/

 

CNN
— John McCain has the right to despise Donald Trump – Scott Jennings (DIERSEN: Who despises you and why? I should write a book about those who despise me and why they despise me.)
https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/07/opinions/john-mccain-donald-trump-jennings/index.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. Markets Regulator Considers Buyouts, Extension of Hiring Freeze Stuck with a flat budget, CFTC also asks other government agencies for help with its work – Gabriel T. Rubin (DIERSEN: What pressures were your employers under? While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the agency was almost always under hiring and/or promotion freezes. It suffered very large budget cuts during the mid-1990s. Further, it was always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to hire, to retain, and to promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-markets-regulator-considers-buyouts-extension-of-hiring-freeze-1525771800

 

BLOOMBERG
— Every Illinoisan Owes $11,000 for Pensions With No Fix in Sight – Elizabeth Campbell
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-08/every-illinoisan-owes-11-000-for-pensions-with-no-fix-in-sight

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— OPM is out to cut retirement benefits – Jessie Bur (DIERSEN: Starting in 1966, when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been furious that I was earning credits toward a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension. Since 1993, when I was 45 years, old, they have been furious that I had the option to take early retirement. Since 1997, when I was 49 years old, they have been especially furious that I started getting a CSRS pension. Few of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) are earning credits toward a pension or b) are getting a pension; they are filled with envy and hatred.)
https://www.federaltimes.com/management/pay-benefits/2018/05/07/opm-is-out-to-cut-retirement-benefits/

May 7 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner backs his hand-picked Republican Party chairman for re-election as leadership battle brews – Kim Geiger (DIERSEN: Since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have opposed my using GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to draw attention to Illinois Republican Party (IRP) issues and Illinois Republican County Chairman’s Association (IRCCA) issues. They especially oppose my drawing attention to IRP State Central Committee (SCC) and IRCCA elections, meetings, votes, etc. They want the IRP SCC and the IRCCA to operate under the radar and in smoke-filled back rooms. They do not want Illinois Republicans to know the time, location, or agenda of the May 19 SCC and IRCCA meetings in Springfield. They do not want Illinois Republicans to know about a) potential litigation against the IRP, b) who all the IRP chairman candidates are (what about dark horse candidates?), c) if Ives will be allowed to speak in favor of Shaw at the May 19 IRP SCC meeting, d) how many chairs will be set up for observers at the IRP SCC meeting (100, 200, 300, 400, 500+?), e) who IRP SCC members have nominated to serve as their deputies, f) etc.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-illinois-republicans-20180507-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Monday, Rauner tried to make light of the party leadership issue, saying: “I really don’t spend much time thinking about it.” When pressed on whom he would support as chairman, the governor reiterated his backing of Schneider, saying he has been effectively running the Illinois GOP since 2014. “I support Tim Schneider, I put him in place,” Rauner said. . .Rauner said Monday that he’s not paying attention to the infighting within the party, pointing out that “there have been fights and disagreements and challenges many times over the years. It’s part of the process.”)
— Morrison talks tax deductions, redistricting at town hall – Steve Sadin (DIERSEN: Roskam should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/deerfield/news/ct-dfr-morrison-town-hall-tl-0510-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When the Internal Revenue Code was amended Dec. 22 limiting state and local tax deductions to $10,000, it meant Illinois residents who pay more than $10,000 in state income tax and local property tax could no longer deduct the entire amount, according to Morrison. “We have so many people in my district who rely on the state and local tax deduction,” said Morrison, who is the chief senate sponsor of the bill. Less than three weeks after the federal tax overhaul became law, state Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-Northbrook) introduced his SALT Deduction Act Jan. 11. He said the law would create an Illinois Education Excellence Fund. When people pay their state and local taxes, Carroll said the money will go into the fund. They will then get a tax credit they can use as a charitable donation restoring the full deduction they have had in the past. Similar action is under consideration in other states. “The new (federal) law was a punch in the gut to a lot of folks,” Carroll said in a separate interview. “This will keep them from being double taxed.” Morrison said using the charitable deduction as part of taxpayers’ planning is completely voluntary. It is her hope it will be passed by the Senate and sent to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk before the current legislative session is set to end May 31.)
— Rauner’s only shot? Fight the graduated income tax argument – Kristen McQueary
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-mcqueary-rauner-pritzker-taxes-0508-20180507-story.html
— Evanston may consider city service cuts, eliminations as FY19 deficit could top $9M – Genevieve Bookwalter
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/news/ct-evr-budget-cuts-survey-tl-0510-story.html
— Limiting golden parachutes in Illinois – Editorial (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who paint my Civil Service Retirement System pension as being a golden parachute? They hint/imply/argue/shout that because I am a privileged non-veteran White male and because I did not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40, a) IRS should have fired me in 1973 when I did not make GS-13, b) IRS should have fired me in 1978 when I did not make GS-14, c) GAO should have fired me in 1983 when I did not make GS-15, and d) GAO should have fired me in 1988 when I did not make Senior Executive Service.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-severance-legislation-golden-parachutes-20180503-story.html
— For blacks and Latinos, record low unemployment – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-jobs-trump-unemployment-illinois-20180507-story.html

 

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Ives’ endorsed Mark Shaw worse than Rauner on illegal immigration
http://www.williamjkelly.org/news/kelly-illinois-gop-chair-candidate-mark-shaw-worse-than-rauner-on-illegal-immig

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner calls federal approval of mental health money a historic health victory – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/health/rauner-heralds-new-federal-money-for-mental-health-as-historic-public-health-win/
— Illinois to use $2B in Medicaid funds for pilot programs – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-medicaid-money-pilot-projects-rauner/
— Trump’s ‘new deal for blacks’ was dealt from the bottom of the deck – Jesse Jackson (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who make it clear that they believe a) that all government employees are lazy, stupid, and even worse things, b) that minorities and females are inferior and therefore need preferential treatment, c) that government is the “employer of last resort,” and therefore, d) that all government employees should be minorities and/or females.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/trumps-new-deal-for-blacks-was-dealt-from-the-bottom-of-the-deck/ 
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The big problem, however, is that most of the jobs are simply lousy. Virtually all of the new jobs aren’t secure — they are part-time, short-term contract jobs, with variable hours, few benefits and low wages. Not surprisingly, African Americans are more likely to be caught in these kinds of jobs than whites are.)

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Roskam rival attacks on taxes – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: Roskam should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180507/BLOGS02/180509881/roskam-rival-attacks-on-taxes
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Among other specifics, Casten is calling for full restoration of the federal deduction for state and local taxes, commonly known as SALT, which the new tax law caps at a maximum of $10,000 per year. The Downers Grove businessman also wants to restore the previous top rate for millionaires, reverse the cut in rates on pass-through income and eliminate the cap on taxes for Social Security to better preserve that program.)
— Rauner wins Medicaid flexibility under Trump – KRISTEN SCHORSCH
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180507/NEWS03/180509877/rauner-wins-medicaid-flexibility-under-trump

 

ABC7
— Feds approve Illinois’ plan to help opioid crisis – Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/health/feds-approve-illinois-plan-to-help-opioid-crisis/3440259/
— Oliver North set to become the next NRA president – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/oliver-north-set-to-become-the-next-nra-president/3439623/
— Poodle attacked by dog who jumped out of truck in Addison – Leah Hope
http://abc7chicago.com/pets-animals/poodle-attacked-by-dog-who-jumped-out-of-truck-in-addison/3440503/
— Gov. Rauner visits ATF agent shot in face in Back of the Yards – John Garcia
http://abc7chicago.com/gov-rauner-visits-atf-agent-shot-in-face-in-back-of-the-yards/3440815/

 

CBS2
— DHS To Prosecute All Illegal Border Crossings, Potentially Separating Families
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/05/07/illegal-border-crossings-homeland-security/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— GOP lawmakers question tax implications of creating urban agriculture zones – Angela Underwood
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511404859-gop-lawmakers-question-tax-implications-of-creating-urban-agriculture-zones

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— FAIR MAPS AMENDMENT DEADLINE PASSES FOR 2018
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/05/fair-maps-amendment-deadline-passes-for-2018.html
— SCHLAFLY’S DAUGHTER TO LOBBY AGAINST ERA WEDNESDAY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/05/schlaflys-daughter-to-lobby-against-era-wednesday-.html
— BLACK CONSERVATIVES CALL FOR END TO JIM CROW ERA REGULATIONS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/05/black-conservatives-call-for-policy-changes.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Should the state establish a minimum wage for public school teachers? (DIERSEN: Should there be a minimum wage for those who have a) a job-related bachelor’s degree, b) 1, 2, 3 job-related master’s degrees, c) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 job-related professional certifications, d) a job-related professional license, and/or e) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30+ years of job-related work experience?)
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/07/question-of-the-day-2668/
— Awkward moments
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/07/awkward-moments/

 

FOX NEWS RADIO
— GOP Candidate For CA Governor John Cox Blasts Dems on Immigration
https://radio.foxnews.com/2018/05/07/gop-candidate-for-ca-governor-blasts-dems-on-immigration/

 

GOPUSA
— Get married in sanctuary court to avoid deportation
http://www.gopusa.com/get-married-in-sanctuary-court-to-avoid-deportation/
— Bitter McCain: I want Obama at my funeral, but not Trump
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=45348

 

BREITBART
— California School Mural Depicts Aztec Warrior Holding Trump’s Severed Head, Heart – JOEL B. POLLAK (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps want Mexico and its citizens, many millions of whom are in America legally or illegally, to officially declare war on America.)
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/05/07/student-mural-california-school-shows-aztec-impaling-trumps-severed-head/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘Heinous and violent’: MS-13’s appeal to girls grows as gang becomes ‘Americanized’ – Michael E. Miller and Justin
Jouvenal
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/heinous-and-violent-ms-13s-appeal-to-girls-grows-as-gang-becomes-americanized/2018/05/04/a4132e94-40bf-11e8-bba2-0976a82b05a2_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Administration to Step Up Prosecution of Border-Crossing Parents Policy would separate adults from their children to deter crossings – Laura Meckler (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and future Democrats use children as cannon fodder.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-to-step-up-prosecution-of-border-crossing-parents-1525708761

 

FED SMITH
— OPM Proposes Changes to Bring Federal Benefits Closer to Private Sector – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: Starting in 1966, when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been furious that I was earning credits toward a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension. Since 1993, when I was 45 years old, they have been furious that I had the option to take early retirement. Since 1997, when I was 49 years old, they have been especially furious that I started getting a CSRS pension. Few of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) are earning credits toward a pension or b) are getting a pension; they are filled with envy and hatred.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2018/05/07/opm-proposes-changes-bring-federal-benefits-closer-private-sector/

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— OPM Proposes Legislation to Cut Retirement Benefits for Current and Former Feds – Erich Wagner (DIERSEN: Starting in 1966, when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been furious that I was earning credits toward a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension. Since 1993, when I was 45 years, old, they have been furious that I had the option to take early retirement. Since 1997, when I was 49 years old, they have been especially furious that I started getting a CSRS pension. Few of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) are earning credits toward a pension or b) are getting a pension; they are filled with envy and hatred.)
https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2018/05/opm-proposes-legislation-cut-benefits-current-and-former-feds/148022/

 

CANDIDATE CHRONICLE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot big time.
http://candidchronicle.com/alcohol-pain-medication-sleep-aids-used-less-in-legal-cannabis-states/