January 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: UK virus variant found as state reports 6,642 new cases, 123 deaths. 3 regions see Illinois COVID-19 restrictions loosen. – Eric Horng and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-6642-new-covid-cases-123-deaths/9679613/
— COVID-19 vaccine data show twice as many women as men getting vaccinated. Vaccination coverage may reflect more on eligibility, as healthcare workers and elderly go first.
https://abc7chicago.com/health/twice-as-many-women-as-men-getting-coronavirus-vaccine-data/9685253/
— FBI director says more than 200 suspects identified in US Capitol riots “FBI agents are coming to find you.” – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/fbi-says-over-200-identified-in-capitol-riots/9689358/

CBS2
— Pritzker Activates 250 National Guard Troops In Springfield Ahead Of Potential Armed Protests
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/15/pritzker-activates-250-national-guard-troops-in-springfield-ahead-of-potential-armed-protests/
— Chief Of Staff For Illinois House Speaker Welch Tests Positive For COVID-19; Lawmakers And Staff Urged To Self-Isolate
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/15/chief-of-staff-for-illinois-house-speaker-welch-tests-positive-for-covid-19-lawmakers-and-staff-urged-to-self-isolate/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Kinzinger says he was armed during Capitol riot | Illinois National Guard mobilized amid security threats | Pritzker, Lightfoot aren’t attending inauguration – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kinzinger-gun-capitol-pritzker-criminal-justice-spin-20210116-pzy6gmkm4zha7hphvu3jfbabuu-story.html
— A ‘new day’ or same old for Illinois taxpayers? – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-illinois-taxpayers-kass-20210116-4qlljytcybftvkuugoqkkncyt4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The time for healing is after the cancer of Trumpism has been removed.” 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump. What will hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters do to get rid of the aforesaid Trump-voters? What should the aforesaid Trump-voters do to defend themselves?
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-trump-impeachment-insurrection-healing-20210115-dmg6ld7q5ba7pbejv54nlkzjye-story.html
— Policing and outrage at a rushed criminal justice reform bill – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-crime-bill-illinois-cash-bail-20210115-dppzcwnborbhxi43z4alagxxfa-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— States declare emergencies, close capitols ahead of rallies. Though details remain murky, demonstrations are expected at state capitols beginning Sunday and leading up to Biden’s succession of President Donald Trump on Wednesday. State officials hope to avoid the type of violence that occurred Jan. 6, when a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, leaving a Capitol Police officer and four others dead. – AP
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use the Capitol Riot to demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who voted for Trump being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, extremists, criminals, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/15/22233712/states-declare-emergencies-close-capitols-ahead-of-rallies

DAILY HERALD
— Local authorities keep plans for pre-inauguration security close to the vest – Barbara Vitello
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210115/local-authorities-keep-plans-for-pre-inauguration-security-close-to-the-vest
— How a DuPage County couple narrowly avoided chaos at the Capitol – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210115/how-a-dupage-county-couple-narrowly-avoided-chaos-at-the-capitol
— States declare emergencies, close capitols ahead of rallies – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210115/news/301159900/

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Protesters who love their guns could lose them if convicted in U.S. Capitol siege – Bruce Vielmetti
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2021/01/15/capitol-rioters-could-lose-gun-rights-if-convicted-federal-offense/4178080001/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, D-Downers Grove, compared Wednesday’s uprising on the U.S. Capitol Building to the Battle of Fort Sumter in 1861 that started the Civil War. – Eric Schelkopf
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans. Democrats see the following as being their soldiers: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, minorities, women, younger people, LGBTQers, non-married, veteran, liberal, moderate, Democrat, Libertarian, Independent, RINO, criminals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, those who are in America illegally, recent immigrants, those who have financial, health, and/or other problems, those who lack education, lack work experience, lack job skills, etc.)
https://www.shawlocal.com/northwest-herald/news/government/2021/01/11/capitol-building-uprising-trump-focus-of-casten-virtual-town-hall-meeting/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Police investigating after some lawmakers claim Capitol tours were given to rioters ahead of breach – Haley Townsend
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/police-investigating-after-some-lawmakers-claim-capitol-tours-were-given-to-rioters-ahead-of-breach/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage County Clerk signed anti-transparency contract with Dominion Voting Systems – Dominion encouraged County to resist disclosure of information – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/01/dupage-county-clerk-signed-anti-transparency-contract-with-dominion-voting-systems-dominion-encouraged-county-to-resist-disclosure-of-information/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— (Anti) Police “Reform” Omnibus Bill – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamily.org/uncategorized/anti-police-reform-omnibus-bill/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL CONGRESS MEMBER SIGNS ONTO EFFORT TO REMOVE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE FROM AMERICAN CULTURE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/il-congress-member-signs-onto-effort-to-remove-christian-influence-from-american-culture-.html
— DR. JAMES DOBSON: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/dr-james-dobson-where-do-we-go-from-here.html
— ILLINOIS FACES WORST POPULATION LOSS SINCE WORLD WAR II
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/illinois-faces-worse-population-loss-since-world-war-ii.html
— WEYERMULLER: CHICAGO MARCH FOR LIFE 2021 PLANS CAR PARADE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/weyermuller-chicago-march-for-life-2021-plans-car-parade-.html
— THE NEXT BORDER CRISIS WILL BE BIDEN’S
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/the-next-border-crisis-will-be-bidens.html
— THE IMPORTANCE OF CIVIC EDUCATION IN A CREEDAL NATION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/the-importance-of-civic-education-in-a-creedal-nation.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Unemployment applications soar nationally and in Illinois
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/15/unemployment-applications-soar-nationally-and-in-illinois/
— CMS encourages state employees to work remotely starting Sunday
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/15/cms-encourages-state-employees-to-work-remotely-starting-sunday/
— 6,642 new confirmed and probable cases; 123 additional deaths; 3,446 hospitalized; 712 in ICU; 6.5 percent case positivity rate; 7.7 percent test positivity rate; Average of 27,125 vaccines administered daily
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/15/6642-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-123-additional-deaths-3446-hospitalized-712-in-icu-65-percent-case-positivity-rate-77-percent-test-positivity-rate-average-of-27125-vaccines-administered-daily/
— Pritzker activates Illinois National Guard to help secure state buildings in Springfield
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/15/pritzker-activates-illinois-national-guard-to-help-secure-state-buildings-in-springfield/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— VERY SAD: NRA files for bankruptcy protection, will seek to reorganize in Texas – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/15/nra-files-bankruptcy-protection-will-seek-reorgani/

GOPUSA
— DC Stages Big Drama As Metro Stations Begin Closing Today And Federal Workers Stay Home Through Inauguration
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100651
— End Of Free Speech? AOC Wants Commission To ‘Rein In Media’ Over ‘Disinformation’ – Bobby Eberle
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. According to my critics/opponents, Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains should only read what they get directly from the chairmen of a) their Republican township/ward/county party organizations and b) the Illinois Republican Party. According to my critics/opponents, the chairmen of Republican township/ward/county party organizations in Illinois and the Illinois Republican Party should get rid of Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100630
— Gang Of Ten Republicans Ignored Voters In Casting Self-Righteous Impeachment Vote
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100625
— Equality Act Would Stomp Religious Conservatives
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100468

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater demonizes, denigrates, and condemns those who voted for Trump as being racists.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-core-support-never-about-economy_n_6000b785c5b62c0057bb6dfc

NBC NEWS
— Online far-right movements fracture in wake of Capitol riot – Ben Collins
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents painted TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) as being far-right groups that caused Republican candidates in Illinois to lose elections. I served as the chairman of TAPROOT 2005-2012 and as an ICRC Steering Committee member 2003-2007.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/online-far-right-movements-fracture-wake-capitol-riot-n1254459

ABC NEWS
— Longtime Trump advisers connected to groups behind rally that led to Capitol attack. Roger Stone, Steve Bannon and Michael Flynn all promoted the Jan. 6 rally. – Will Steakin, Matthew Mosk, James Gordon Meek, and Ali Dukakis
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents stress that I organized and promoted Wheaton’s 2004 and 2005 9/11 ceremonies and that I have raised money from Republican candidates and elected official in DuPage County since 2005 to help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parades.)
https://abcnews.go.com/US/longtime-trump-advisers-connected-groups-rally-led-capitol/story?id=75261028
— Beyond domestic terrorists, officials eye foreign influence, drones as threats to Biden inauguration Several federal and local agencies issued a joint threat assessment. – ike Levine
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/domestic-terrorists-officials-eye-foreign-influence-drones-threats/story?id=75281116
— Nearly a dozen ex-military members among those arrested in connection with Capitol riot. The arrests suggest a deeper level of far-right sympathizers, experts say. – Olivia Rubin and Soo Rin Kim
https://abcnews.go.com/US/dozen-military-members-arrested-connection-capitol-riot/story?id=75278680

CNN
— US takes back its assertion that Capitol rioters wanted to ‘capture and assassinate’ officials – Katelyn Polantz
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/15/politics/capitol-capture-assassinate-elected-officials/index.html

REUTERS
— Pelosi calls for prosecution of any Congress members who might have helped pro-Trump siege – Susan Cornwell
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump/pelosi-prosecute-any-members-of-congress-who-aided-trump-supporters-capitol-attack-idUSKBN29K0NV

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ask “Abandon Trump?” and say “Deep in the G.O.P. Ranks, the MAGA Mind-Set Prevails. As President Trump prepares to exit the White House, his ideas, including falsehoods and conspiracy theories, continue to exert a gravitational pull among grass-roots G.O.P. officials.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/14/us/politics/trump-republicans.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater viciously demonizes, denigrates, and condemns minorities who support Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/15/understand-trumps-support-we-must-think-terms-multiracial-whiteness/
— A small group of sleuths had been identifying right-wing extremists long before the attack on the Capitol – Robert Klemko
(DIERSEN: From what see, the more of the following that you are, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a domestic terrorist and even worse things: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/antifa-far-right-doxing-identities/2021/01/10/41721de0-4dd7-11eb-bda4-615aaefd0555_story.html
— The Capitol rioters generated the evidence that will be used against them – Philip Bump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/14/capitol-rioters-generated-evidence-that-will-be-used-against-them/
— The Republicans are out of time to repudiate Trump’s election lies – Eugene Robinson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-republicans-are-out-of-time-to-repudiate-trumps-election-lies/2021/01/14/a591da9e-5698-11eb-a931-5b162d0d033d_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The demographic divergence that helps explain perceptions of the Capitol rioters.”
(DIERSEN: From what see, the more of the following that you are, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a domestic terrorist and even worse things: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/14/demographic-divergence-that-helps-explain-perceptions-capitol-rioters/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “A broad cross section of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, arrests show” and asks “Now what?” According to hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters, Trump supporters are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, extremists, criminals, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. According to hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters, Trump supporters are overwhelmingly law enforcement officers, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2021-01-14/capitol-besieged-broad-cross-section-trump-supporters

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— National Rifle Association Files for Bankruptcy Gun-rights group plans to move to Texas amid legal battle with New York’s attorney general – Mark Maremont and Jonathan Randles
https://www.wsj.com/articles/national-rifle-association-files-for-bankruptcy-11610746812
— Capitol Events and Excusing Violent Actions The reporters and commentators who are indignant about Trump supporters threatening the rule of law sang a different tune last year in reaction to hundreds of major antifa and Black Lives Matter protests that were “mostly peaceful.” – Adam Graham
https://www.wsj.com/articles/capitol-events-and-excusing-violent-actions-11610746623
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Big Business’s Sharp Left Turn. Corporations’ new political role carries serious political and legal consequences. – Kimberley A. Strassel
https://www.wsj.com/articles/big-businesss-sharp-left-turn-11610665896
— THE DEATH OF THE OFFICE DESK IS UPON US It has been the centerpiece of corporate life for decades, but as companies reshape workplaces, many may find dedicated individual work areas no longer make sense – Chip Cutter
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-death-of-the-office-desk-is-upon-us-11610553529
— ‘Boomers’ Review: Eminent Aquarians The Baby Boom cohort inherited postwar American prosperity. What have they done with it? – Barton Swaim
(DIERSEN: Are you a Baby Boomer? If so, what did you do with your life? 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 bought new cars in 1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, etc. I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years. I bought condos in 1972, 1974, and 1976. I got married in 1978. My wife and I bought a home in 1978 and we had one built in 1984.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/boomers-review-eminent-aquarians-11610733067
— Where Trump Came From—and Where Trumpism Is Going A populist movement rooted in worries about globalization and alienation from elites culminated in the storming of the Capitol. What can conservatives salvage from the debris? – Gerald F. Seib
(DIERSEN: If you have supported Trump, why is that? I have supported Trump for what he has done to defend and advance the Republican Party platform, and especially its traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/where-trump-came-fromand-where-trumpism-is-going-11610726416

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “As Biden prepares to take office and America reels from Capitol riots, Black and white still define the nation.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2021/01/14/black-america-history-social-economic-inequalities/5759328002/
— ‘They want to take your speech away,’ censorship cry unites Trump supporters and extremists after Capitol attack – Jessica Guynn
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will call Trump-supporters a) extremists, b) White supremacists, c) Nazis, d) KKK members, e) haters, f) racists, g) sexists, h) bigots, and i) even worse things. What will hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters in the following do to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, and failing that, to stop everyone from reading those newsletters: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton?)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2021/01/15/censorship-trump-extremists-facebook-twitter-social-media-capitol-riot/4178737001/
https://www.azcentral.com/story/tech/2021/01/15/censorship-trump-extremists-facebook-twitter-social-media-capitol-riot/4178737001/

ATLANTIC
— MAGA Is an Extreme Aberration All movements adjust their tactics over time. The president’s most extreme supporters have concluded that violence is useful. – Joan Donovan
(DIERSEN: If you are a law-breaker, you are not a Trump-supporter.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/01/maga-isnt-a-normal-protest-movement/617685/

VOICE OF AMERICA
— Arrests Mount in US Capitol Riot With Nearly 300 Suspects Identified – Masood Farivar
https://www.voanews.com/2020-usa-votes/arrests-mount-us-capitol-riot-nearly-300-suspects-identified

PBS
— Should Trump be allowed back on social media after he leaves office? Half of Americans say yes – Laura Santhanam
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/half-of-americans-say-trump-should-get-back-his-social-media-megaphone-after-leaving-office

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters crow about their success in using the Capitol Riot to get rid of Trump.
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/terrorism/after_capitol_riot_50_want_trump_removed_from_office_now

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
— Student-Debt Cancellation Stands Its Best Chance Yet. But Would It Advance Social Justice? – Kelly Field
(DIERSEN: One could ask me what if I could have gotten a student loan? I would have used the many hours that I worked during my junior and senior years in high school and the summer in between washing dishes a) to study, b) to get better grades, c) to get a higher ACT score, and hopefully, d) to get accepted by an Ivy League University. I would have a) majored in accounting, b) earned a master’s degree in accounting much sooner, c) taken and passed the CPA examination much sooner, and d) taken and passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination much sooner than I did.)
https://www.chronicle.com/article/student-debt-cancellation-stands-its-best-chance-yet-but-would-it-advance-social-justice

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Washington and state capitols brace for violence from armed Trump supporters.” Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use the Capitol Riot to demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who voted for Trump being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, extremists, criminals, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/15/washington-us-state-capitols-threat-violence-trump

January 6 Morning Edition

ABC7
— DC rally: Protesters backing Trump roll into Washington as Congress votes to affirm Biden’s 2020 election victory – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/protesters-backing-trump-roll-into-dc-to-cheer-him-on/9405310/
— Congress set to confirm Joe Biden’s electoral win over President Trump – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/congress-join-session-confirm-electoral-college-president-elect-joe-biden-president-donald-trump/9399420/
— Raphael Warnock calls his projected election win in Georgia a ‘historic moment’ – Quinn Scanlan
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/raphael-warnock-calls-his-projected-election-win-a-historic-moment/9405735/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Former Naperville City Council member David Wentz, a longtime community volunteer, dies at 57 – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-david-wentz-death-st-0106-20210105-qzxrrynzrve67jd3btmbon4n3q-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans. Democrats see the following as being their soldiers in their army: those who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. The Democrats believe that the majority of the following will help them get rid of Republicans once and for all: criminals, Trump-haters, liberals, moderates, America-haters, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, citizens of foreign countries, minorities, females, young people, LGBTQers, non-married people, those who have less money than others, those who have more money than others, non-gun owners, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/5/22214960/trump-election-congress-senate-electoral-votes-challenge-rally-washington-confederacy

DAILY HERALD
— HARDCOPY EDITORIAL TITLE: Our precious democracy When Congress convenes to accept electoral votes, it has duty to embrace the will of the people.
(DIERSEN: According to Democrats, the “will of the people” is to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs have no problem with that.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210105/editorial-the-democracy-that-is-at-stake-in-congress-wednesday

WGN RADIO
— Trump says he’ll ‘fight like hell’ to hold on to presidency –
AP (DIERSEN: I did not “fight like hell” to hold on to my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster jobs, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, or American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership. I should write a book about why I concluded it was not worth the effort. Too many in the aforesaid organizations reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, immigration, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. Too many in the aforesaid organizations despise/hate those who share my demographics.)
https://wgnradio.com/news/trump-says-hell-fight-like-hell-to-hold-on-to-presidency/

WBEZ
— Less Than One-Third Of COVID-19 Vaccines Shipped To Chicago Have Gone to City Residents – Becky Vevea
https://www.wbez.org/stories/less-than-one-third-of-covid-19-vaccines-shipped-to-chicago-have-gone-to-city-residents/0fa6c805-62c8-46fa-b4d2-0153edcc3cac

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 344 COVID-19 cases Tuesday, no deaths, region’s positivity rate decreases to 10.1% – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/01/06/dupage-county-reports-344-covid-19-cases-tuesday-no-deaths-regions-positivity-rate-decreases-to-101/

FOX ILLINOIS
— ‘Save America March’ rally draws thousands on day two of demonstrations in DC
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/save-america-march-rally-draws-thousands-on-day-two-of-demonstrations-in-dc

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Republican Darren Bailey, who will be sworn into the state Senate next week, lashed out at Congressman Adam Kinzinger for criticizing President Donald Trump. “We got a sitting Illinois congressman, a Republican, that just wants to constantly drop kick Trump. Stupid,” Bailey said during his latest Facebook video talking to constituents about elected officials that should be booted from office. “Adam Kinzinger up north, calls himself a Republican. No, he’s a Democrat. Get him out of office.” Bailey included the comment “Stand down!” Kinzinger’s spokeswoman, Maura Gillespie, responded: “As the Congressman has said, this is a moment in our history that requires action. It requires a moral compass and genuine leadership. Congressman Kinzinger has chosen to lead without fear of the consequences and without concern for his political career.” Gillespie continued: “Our democracy and our country’s moral fiber are more important than appeasing the conspiracy theorists in this country or feeding into the misinformation campaigns we’re seeing all day on social media. Congressman Kinzinger is going to lead by doing the right thing, no matter the cost.” Get used to this heated exchange, folks. Kinzinger and Bailey are both considering a run for governor in 2022. The GOP primary is 14 months away. The two Republicans’ views on the world are indicative of the deep divisions within the party in Illinois and Washington, especially as Trump and his loyalists mount a last-ditch plan today to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Trump gave the Republican party new energy and momentum — and fresh issues to divide themselves over.- Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2021/01/06/pack-extra-underwear-dems-notch-win-in-georgia-getting-a-glimpse-of-2022-pfleger-bombshell-491306

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois House minority leader requests temporary parliamentarian during uncertain Speaker race – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-house-minority-leader-requests-temporary-parliamentarian-during-uncertain-speaker-race/article_cd1726ee-4f97-11eb-be12-bf9cc060db4c.html
— Pritzker files new emergency rule to continue mask, social distancing mandates in Illinois – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pritzker-files-new-emergency-rule-to-continue-mask-social-distancing-mandates-in-illinois/article_f5a7df22-4f8d-11eb-bbb8-6f1bae0dc272.html

WIREPOINTS
— The sweet smell of federal bailouts for Illinois, Chicago and other broke states and cities came quickly last night – Quicktake
https://wirepoints.org/the-sweet-smell-of-a-federal-bailout-for-illinois-and-other-broke-states-came-quickly-last-night-quicktake/

FOX NEWS
— Gutfeld on CNN tearing into Trump supporters. It seems like CNN will believe anything and call it news. – Greg Gutfeld
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters a) want the Illinois Republican Party to get rid of the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, b) want the DuPage County Republican Central Committee to get rid of the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, c) want the Milton Township Republican Organization to get rid of the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and d) want me to get rid of the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump.)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/cnn-trump-supporters-greg-gutfeld
— House Dem posts legislative wish list while awaiting Georgia Senate results. New Hampshire Rep. Pappas lists $2,000 stimulus and DREAM Act as possibilities. – Ronn Blitzer
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-dem-posts-legislative-wish-list-while-awaiting-georgia-senate-results

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— Will the Real Racists in America Raise Their Hands? – Star Parker
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.snappages.site/blog/2021/01/05/will-the-real-racists-in-america-raise-their-hands

BLAZE
— Study finds Americans are leaving Democrat-run states in throngs and heading for Republican ones – Phil Shivers
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about all the many things that politicians have done to drive Republicans out of Illinois, out of DuPage County, out of DuPage County’s 4th District, out of Milton Township, out of Wheaton, out of Wheaton’s West District, and out of my precinct. Those politicians reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/americans-leaving-democratic-states
— Trump supporters clash with police in DC protest ahead of Wednesday’s planned rally. Officers deployed pepper spray and protesters disavowed their support of law enforcement. – Breck Dumas
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-supporters-clash-with-police-in-dc-protest

NEWSMAX
— Poll: Nearly One-Third of Voters Consider Trump Legitimate Winner – Brian Trusdell
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/poll-trump-biden-polls/2021/01/05/id/1004424/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Of 1,200 people surveyed nationally via online or text message Jan. 2-3, 31% viewed Trump as the winner, 59% considered Joe Biden the winner and 10% were not sure, Justthenews reported. By party, 64% of Republicans saw Trump as the victor while 93% of Democrats saw Biden as the winner.)

DAILY WIRE
— ‘A Big Stretch’: MLK Jr.’s Niece Blasts Kamala Harris For Plagiarizing Uncle, Says ‘She’s Nothing Like’ Him “Kamala believes that it’s okay to abort babies up to nine months.” – Jon Brown
https://www.dailywire.com/news/a-big-stretch-mlk-jr-s-niece-blasts-kamala-harris-for-plagiarizing-uncle-says-she-has-nothing-in-common-with-him
— Leftists Call For Radical Legislation After Warnock Projected Win: End Filibuster, Pack The Courts – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/leftists-call-for-radical-legislation-after-warnock-projected-win

ONE NEWS NOW
— Conservativism perceived as a danger – Bob Kellogg
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about the following who have worked the hardest to get rid of conservatives, that is, to destroy the Republican Party during the last 20 years: present/past leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc.)
https://onenewsnow.com/education/2021/01/06/conservativism-perceived-as-a-danger

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Trump era bows out with scorched-earth drama in divided GOP.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/532806-trump-era-bows-out-with-scorched-earth-drama-in-divided-gop

CNN
— Here’s how Georgia’s changing demographics could affect runoffs
(DIERSEN: If potential homebuyers ask realtors about political trends in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois, what would they say? What percent of those who bought homes in the aforesaid political jurisdictions during the last 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50+ years have been Democrats? When Democrats move in, poverty and crime increase.)
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/05/georgia-changing-demographics-john-king-magic-wall-ga-runoff-elex-night-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/

NBC NEWS
— D.C. Police make several arrests ahead of major pro-Trump election protest. Protesters remained out in the street well into the night, with videos on social media showing some clashing with police. – Allan Smith
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/dc-police-make-several-arrests-ahead-major-pro-trump-election-n1252938
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Trump and Senate GOP’s Electoral College vote objections betray conservative legal thought.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-senate-gop-s-electoral-college-vote-objections-betray-conservative-ncna1252927

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump Can’t Hurt You. But He Is Destroying Us. My fellow Republicans, there is power in standing up to the rank corruptions of a demagogue.” How strongly will Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO leaders of Republican organizations use Trump’s problems to drive conservatives out of the Republican Party once and for all, that is, to destroy the Republican Party?
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/opinion/jeff-flake-trump-republicans.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Justice Dept. Seeks to Pare Back Civil Rights Protections for Minorities.” How soon, if not already, will employers officially announce that they will employ only members of protected groups? How soon, if not already, will organizations officially announce that they will allow only members of protected groups to be members? How soon, if not already, will municipalities, townships, counties, states, and countries officially announce that they will allow only members of protected groups to reside there? Protected groups include those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, disabled, veteran, citizens of foreign countries, Trump-haters, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, moderate, liberal, low-income, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, drinkers, gamblers, stoners, criminals, and those who lack education, lack job skills, lack job experience, have financial problems, have health problems, and/or have other problems.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/05/us/politics/justice-department-disparate-impact.html
— Vietnam Imprisons 3 Journalists Amid Broader Attack on Speech. The sentences are the latest crackdown on dissent in the one-party state, as the ruling Communist Party prepares for an important political conclave. – Mike Ives
(DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want me to be imprisoned for including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that they do not like.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/05/world/asia/vietnam-journalists-prison-sentence.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Georgia runoff live updates and results: Warnock wins, Ossoff leads Perdue with U.S. Senate control at stake – John Wagner and Brittany Shammas
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/06/georgia-senate-election-results-live-updates/
— Going deeper with diversity and inclusion
(DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans. AA, Diversity, and Inclusion promote hatred against those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/brand-studio/wp/2021/01/05/feature/going-deeper-with-diversity-and-inclusion/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Trump administration seeks to undo decades-long rules on discrimination.” How soon, if not already, will employers officially announce that they will employ only members of protected groups? How soon, if not already, will organizations officially announce that they will allow only members of protected groups to be members? How soon, if not already, will municipalities, townships, counties, states, and countries officially announce that they will allow only members of protected groups to reside there? Protected groups include those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, disabled, veteran, citizens of foreign countries, Trump-haters, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, moderate, liberal, low-income, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, drinkers, gamblers, stoners, criminals, and those who lack education, lack job skills, lack job experience, have financial problems, have health problems, and/or have other problems.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/civil-rights-act-disparate-impact-discrimination/2021/01/05/4f57001a-4fc1-11eb-bda4-615aaefd0555_story.html

USA TODAY
— Ted Cruz and other Republican senators: We intend to reject electors from disputed states
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/todaysdebate/2021/01/05/ted-cruz-we-reject-electors-disputed-states-editorials-debates/6556675002/
— Trump’s judicial appointments will impact LGBTQ rights far beyond presidency, group says – Kristine Phillips
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/01/05/trump-judges-impact-lgbtq-rights-years-lambda-legal-says/4099483001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Gender-Neutral Language Is More Than a Word Game. Democratic speech police demand not only tolerance but endorsement of the progressive agenda. – Jason L. Riley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gender-neutral-language-is-more-than-a-word-game-11609887957
— Hong Kong Police Arrest 53 Opposition Figures Over Alleged Subversion – Natasha Khan
(DIERSEN: How soon will Democrats arrest those who do not promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/hong-kong-police-arrest-dozens-of-opposition-politicians-over-alleged-subversion-11609895177
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Trump Supporters Again Protest in D.C. to Dispute Election Defeat. Demonstrators—including conspiracy theorists and extremist groups—gather in U.S. capital for third time since November vote.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-supporters-again-plan-protests-in-d-c-to-dispute-election-results-11609880570
— Trump Allies in Congress Challenge Biden’s Election Win. In a joint session, some GOP lawmakers make last-ditch attempt to throw out some states’ results to secure second term for Trump – Lindsay Wise
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-allies-in-congress-challenge-bidens-election-win-11609929001
— Google Employees Form Union to Push for Changes. The move, rare for Silicon Valley, comes amid growing activism in the sector. – Sarah E. Needleman
(DIERSEN: GAO did not unionize until 2007. If GAO had been unionized in 1997 when my Democrat superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer,” I might still be a GAO employee.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-employees-form-union-to-push-for-changes-11609782619
— ‘The Tyranny of Merit’ Review: The Cream Also Rises. The meritocratic ideal makes elites arrogant and threatens communal solidarity. Identity-based policies make the problem worse. – Barton Swaim
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, because of discrimination against minorities and because of discrimination against females, if I had been a minority or a female, a) UIC, NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and IIT would not have admitted me in 1966, 1969, 1972, 1976, and 1992 respectively, b) the Post Office, Firestone Stores, Oldsmobile, IRS, and GAO would not have offered me jobs in 1966, 1970, 1971, 1971, and 1980 respectively, c) I would not have passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt in 1979 and 1981 respectively, d) IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and GAO would not have promoted me in 1986, and e) I would not have become a licensed CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, or Forensic Accountant in 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997 respectively.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-tyranny-of-merit-review-the-cream-also-rises-11609887858
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to those who blame all of Trump’s problems on Trump?
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-threw-it-away-11609887740

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Final Act in Trump’s Defeat Pits Republicans Against Republicans.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-06/final-act-in-trump-s-defeat-pits-republicans-against-republicans

FORBES
— Old Meets New: Google Employees Just Formed A Union. – Agnes Uhereczky
(DIERSEN: GAO did not unionize until 2007. If GAO had been unionized in 1997 when my Democrat superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer,” I might still be a GAO employee.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/agnesuhereczky/2021/01/06/old-meets-new-google-employees-just-formed-a-union/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump Admin Reportedly Proposes Staggering Rollback Of Civil Rights Protections.” How soon, if not already, will employers officially announce that they will employ only members of protected groups? How soon, if not already, will organizations officially announce that they will allow only members of protected groups to be members? How soon, if not already, will municipalities, townships, counties, states, and countries officially announce that they will allow only members of protected groups to reside there? Protected groups include those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, disabled, veteran, citizens of foreign countries, Trump-haters, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, moderate, liberal, low-income, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, drinkers, gamblers, stoners, criminals, and those who lack education, lack job skills, lack job experience, have financial problems, have health problems, and/or have other problems.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelsandler/2021/01/05/trump-admin-reportedly-proposes-staggering-rollback-of-civil-rights-protections/

CBS ALBANY
— Albany hosts sixth of seven police reform Zoom meetings
(DIERSEN: If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organizations would be continuing to hold monthly meetings via Zoom.)
https://cbs6albany.com/news/local/albany-hosts-sixth-of-seven-police-reform-zoom-meetings

GALION INQUIRER
— Remote access to meetings is not ideal – Olivia Herken
(DIERSEN: If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organizations would be continuing to hold monthly meetings via Zoom.)
https://www.galioninquirer.com/opinion/60596/remote-access-to-meetings-is-not-ideal

SAVANNA MORNING NEWS
— As phone, Zoom calls become the norm, having good etiquette is paramount – Lydia Ramsey
(DIERSEN: If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organizations would be continuing to hold monthly meetings via Zoom.)
https://www.savannahnow.com/story/business/2021/01/06/phone-zoom-calls-become-norm-having-good-etiquette-paramount/4139502001/

LADDER
— When to fire a bad hire? Here is a step-by-step guide – Meredith Schneider
(DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. I was a bad hire a) because I refused to become a Democrat and b) because I refused to help my Democrat superiors get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/when-to-fire-a-bad-hire-here-is-a-step-by-step-guide
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Nobody wants to be the person that is in charge of firing employees. And yet, someone has to do it and at some point, it might be you. Unfortunately, in the last several months especially, this economy has seen an uptick in firings and dismal because of financial circumstances beyond employees’ control. We’ve gotten used to uncomfortable conversations, unemployment, repetitive job searches, and remote opportunities and obstacles we never would have dreamt of before. When should you consider firing employees? But sometimes, firing isn’t about financial loss or having to lay off members of the staff for growth opportunities. Sometimes it’s about the employee’s performance, or finding out that they aren’t necessarily a good fit for your staff. So, what identifies a bad hire? Here are a few ways to pinpoint when an employee or new hire isn’t going to pan out.)

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Agencies Are Generally Complying With Trump Diversity Training Changes, Watchdogs Find – Courtney Bublé
(DIERSEN: Democrats use diversity training to get rid of Republicans. Diversity training promotes hatred against those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.govexec.com/oversight/2021/01/agencies-are-generally-complying-trump-diversity-training-changes-watchdogs-find/171183/

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— Antitrust Actions Against Facebook and Google May Help Level the Playing Field – Michael Shapiro
(DIERSEN: Who competes against you any why? I should write a book about those who compete against me and why they do that. They do not want me to promote the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. They want me to glorify and praise them, to pander to them, to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or to give them money. They blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/stories/antitrust-actions-against-facebook-and-google-may-help-level-the-playing-field,183461

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ activists force LGBTQ elected/appointed officials to promote LGBTQ, that is, to get rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/01/party-boy-former-gop-congressman-aaron-schock-becomes-latest-covidiot-shamed-online/

January 5 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Senate Runoffs in Georgia Will Shape What Biden Can Achieve in the White House – Jacob Pramuk
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/senate-runoffs-in-georgia-will-shape-what-biden-can-achieve-in-the-white-house/2408106/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Beaten 14th District Candidate to Contest Result in Congress.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/beaten-14th-district-candidate-to-contest-result-in-congress/2407778/

CBS2
— Contested Election Sows Divide Among GOP Lawmakers; Chicago Election Attorney Burt Odelson Calls It ‘A Dramatic, Dramatic Line In The Sand’ – Marissa Parra
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/03/contested-election-sows-divide-among-gop-lawmakers-chicago-election-attorney-calls-it-a-dramatic-dramatic-line-in-the-sand/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-recreational-marijuana-sales-on-fire-in-first-year-of-legalization

WGN TV
— Tax hike in Illinois? Lawmakers to meet Friday as state faces $4 billion deficit – Tahman Bradley
https://wgntv.com/news/politics/tax-hike-in-illinois-lawmakers-to-meet-friday-as-state-faces-4-billion-deficit/

WTTW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://news.wttw.com/2021/01/04/crains-headlines-high-note-illinois-pot-sales

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://wgnradio.com/chicagos-afternoon-news/2020-recreational-marijuana-sales-reaches-1-billion-mark-in-2020/

WBEZ
— Illinois Democrats Say No Income Tax Hike In Lame-Duck Session. – Dave McKinney, Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/stories/illinois-democratic-leaders-say-no-tax-hike/12da4530-3116-4943-89a8-16cad7d3836c

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Senate majority at stake today in Peach State runoffs – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-georgia-runoff-election-results-20210105-torujxxjizdzphqhempcuohwl4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-weed-illinois-sales-record-20210104-vay6ivrbmndefg2itqudtizrmu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Since 1818, Illinois sent only 20 women to Congress; a record 7 are serving now. Freshman Rep. Marie Newman said when it comes to women in Congress, “I think we have opened a door that never will be closed again.” – Lynn Sweet
(DIERSEN: How many of the following has Illinois sent to Congress: conservatives, German-Americans, Missouri Synod Lutherans, licensed CPAs, Certified Internal Auditors, Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Government Financial Managers, Certified Financial Services Auditors, Forensic Accountants, MBAs, graduate accounting degree holders, graduate finance degree holders, Postal employees, IRS employees, GAO employees, union members, political organization chairmen, etc.?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2021/1/4/22213602/illinois-record-number-women-congress-house-senate

DAILY HERALD
— Oberweis asks U.S. House to overturn Underwood victory – Charles Keeshan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210104/oberweis-asks-us-house-to-overturn-underwood-victory

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/pot-sales-beat-predictions-debut-year

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Legislative leaders’ silence on lame-duck session leaves most in dark – Scott Reeder
https://www.sj-r.com/story/opinion/2021/01/05/illinois-lame-duck-legislative-session-shrouded-mystery/4136674001/

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— New Programs Helps Those with Cannabis Convictions – Cole Lauterbach
(DIERSEN: What if you had been a pot smoker? If I had been a pot smoker, a) the Post Office would not have hired me in 1966 when I was 18 years old, b) Oldsmobile would not have offered me a job and IRS would not have hired me in 1971, c) IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would not have hired me in 1980, e) GAO would not have promoted me in 1986, f) UIC would not have accepted me in 1966, NIU would not have accepted me in 1969, Loyola would not have accepted me in 1972, DePaul would not have accepted me in 1976, and IIT would not have accepted me in 1992 and I would not have earned degrees from NIU in 1970, Loyola in 1976, DePaul in 1980 or IIT in 1997, g) I would not have passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 or passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and h) I would not have become a licensed CPA in 1981.)
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=316747#.X_Q8GxkXCM8

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Pandemic response, budget, Black Caucus agenda on table for Illinois ‘lame duck’ session – PETER HANCOCK
https://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/pandemic-response-budget-black-caucus-agenda-on-table-for-illinois-lame-duck-session/article_542e8e71-2f48-5a92-8ee0-786151279e9a.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 383 COVID-19 cases Monday, 12 deaths, region’s positivity rate rises to 10.2% – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/01/05/dupage-county-reports-383-covid-19-cases-monday-12-deaths-regions-positivity-rate-rises-to-102/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Outreach Efforts In Springfield Taking Shape To Counter Vaccine Hesitancy Among Black Community – MARY HANSEN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/outreach-efforts-springfield-taking-shape-counter-vaccine-hesitancy-among-black-community#stream/0
— Poland’s Government Tightens Its Control Over Media – ROB SCHMITZ
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, etc.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/polands-government-tightens-its-control-over-media#stream/0

WEEK
— Republicans warn of tax increase, Democrats say it’s not on the agenda – Mike Miletich
https://week.com/2021/01/04/republicans-warn-of-tax-increase-democrats-say-its-not-on-the-agenda/

ILLINOIS PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/despite-pandemic-illinois-legal-weed-sales-skyrocket

CENTER SQUARE
— State-funded program helps people expunge marijuana convictions – Elyse Kelly
(DIERSEN: What if you had been a pot smoker? If I had been a pot smoker, a) the Post Office would not have hired me in 1966 when I was 18 years old, b) Oldsmobile would not have offered me a job and IRS would not have hired me in 1971, c) IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would not have hired me in 1980, e) GAO would not have promoted me in 1986, f) UIC would not have accepted me in 1966, NIU would not have accepted me in 1969, Loyola would not have accepted me in 1972, DePaul would not have accepted me in 1976, and IIT would not have accepted me in 1992 and I would not have earned degrees from NIU in 1970, Loyola in 1976, DePaul in 1980 or IIT in 1997, g) I would not have passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 or passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and h) I would not have become a licensed CPA in 1981.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/state-funded-program-helps-people-expunge-marijuana-convictions/article_d542b9b4-4a1f-11eb-bca0-ff46f0f479be.html

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Why is Mayor Lightfoot Giving Out $40K Pandemic Pay Raises?
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/lightfoot-pandemic-payraises

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Printer Who Fingered Jack Franks in Illinois Integrity Fund Suit Charged with Income Tax Evasion
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/04/printer-who-fingered-jack-franks-in-illinois-integrity-fund-suit-indicted/
— IL-14: Oberweis Not Giving Up
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/04/il-14-oberweis-not-giving-up/
— Objections Filed Against Four Lakewood Candidates
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/04/objections-filed-against-four-lakewood-candidates/
— Aspirants to Replace Chuck Wheeler on the McHenry County Board – Charles Hillstrom
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/04/aspirants-to-replace-chuck-wheeler-on-the-mchenry-county-board/
— Lame Duck Sessions
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/04/lame-duck-sessions/
— Have You Noticed that Members of Caucuses Whose Members Have a Hard Time Raising Money Support Mike Madigan?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/04/have-you-noticed-that-members-of-caucuses-whose-members-have-a-hard-time-raising-money-support-mike-madigan/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Channeling conservative energy: Challenging the electoral count is only the beginning
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/4/editorial-challenging-the-electoral-count-is-only-/
— Establishment institutions turning conservatives into outcasts. Rejecting the legitimacy of conservatism. – Daniel Pipes
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about establishment institutions in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois that demonize, denigrate, and condemn conservatism and conservatives.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/4/establishment-institutions-turning-conservatives-i/
— How exactly is Biden a ‘centrist’? – Cal Thomas
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about “centrist” Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, political consultants, major donors, campaign managers, campaign staff members, campaign volunteers, etc. who focus on destroying conservatives, that is, who focus on destroying Republicans, that is, who focus on destroying the Republican Party. I would on the aforesaid destroyers in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who have been Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 and those associated with them.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/4/how-exactly-is-biden-a-centrist/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Trump’s Last Stand. Senate hangs in balance as Trump lashes out at Republicans. – Andrew Stiles
https://freebeacon.com/satire/trumps-last-stand/

FOX NEWS
— Politico reporter tells journalists: Call GOPers objecting to Biden win ‘radicals’, ‘extremists’ ‘It’s past time we reformed our political terminology,’ – Tim Alberta tweeted Sunday. – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
(DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. I should write a book about those who since 2000 have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am an extremist.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/politico-tim-alberta-republicans-radicals-extremists

BREITBART
— DHS: Half of the 2014-2020 Southern Migrants Still in U.S. – NEIL MUNRO
(DIERSEN: How many illegals do Democrats and RINOs employ in your municipality, in your township, and in your county? Democrats and RINOs have declared war on Republicans. Democrats and RINOs see illegals as being their solders in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/01/04/dhs-half-of-the-2014-2020-southern-migrants-still-in-u-s/

NEWSMAX
— Fox News Host Brian Kilmeade: Trump’s Call for January 6 Protests a ‘Type of Anarchy’ – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/fox-news-host-trumps-call-january-6-protests-type-anarchy-1558768

PJ MEDIA
— BBC Says Jesus Was a Black Palestinian – ROBERT SPENCER
https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2021/01/01/bbc-says-jesus-was-a-black-palestinian-n1297980

TOWNHALL
— Did NBC News Resort to Base Reporting to Smear President Trump? – Brad Slager
https://townhall.com/columnists/bradslager/2021/01/05/did-nbc-news-resort-to-base-reporting-to-smear-president-trump-n2582548

ONE NEWS AMERICA
— Facebook Bans GOP Account, Allows Inflammatory DNC Ads
https://www.oann.com/facebook-bans-gop-account-allows-inflammatory-dnc-ads/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Top 10 Worst Cases of Big Tech Censorship in 2020 – Heather Moon
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/heather-moon/2021/01/04/top-10-worst-cases-big-tech-censorship-2020

LIFE SITE NEWS
— America looks to Tuesday Georgia run-off elections as future of country hangs in the balance. Tuesday’s run-off elections will determine who controls the U.S. Senate and have far-reaching consequences for the pro-life movement. – Michael Haynes
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/america-looks-to-tuesday-georgia-run-off-elections-as-future-of-country-hangs-in-the-balance

EPOCH TIMES
— Georgia State Senators Call on Pence to Delay Jan. 6 Electoral Vote – BOWEN XIAO
https://www.theepochtimes.com/georgia-state-senators-pushing-pence-to-delay-jan-6-electoral-vote_3643538.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Republican Facebook ads for Georgia runoffs contain misinformation.”
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/532530-republican-facebook-ads-for-georgia-runoff-contain-misinformation
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater calls Trump’s Georgia call “far worse than Watergate.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/532502-carl-bernstein-calls-trump-georgia-call-far-worse-than-watergate
— Chamber of Commerce slams GOP effort to challenge Biden’s win – ZACK BUDRYK
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Big Business makes it clear that it has dumped individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thehill.com/regulation/lobbying/532552-chamber-of-commerce-slams-gop-effort-to-challenge-bidens-win
— Attorney says census count to determine congressional seats won’t be done until February – JUSTINE COLEMAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/532636-attorney-says-census-count-to-determine-congressional-seats-wont-be

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The final Trump loyalty test for Congress is coming.”
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents demand blind loyalty to them and to them only. They focus on destroying those like me a) who do not glorify and praise them, b) who do not pander to them, c) who refuse to serve as their operatives or dupes, and/or c) who refuse to give them money. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and/or in Illinois.)
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/05/politics/congress-state-of-play-trump-electoral-college-certification/index.html

REUTERS
— Newsmax, OAN vie for Trump loyalists as Georgia votes – Helen Coster, Lisa Richwine
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents demand blind loyalty to them and to them only. They focus on destroying those like me a) who do not glorify and praise them, b) who do not pander to them, c) who refuse to serve as their operatives or dupes, and/or c) who refuse to give them money. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and/or in Illinois.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-georgia-conservative-med-idUSKBN29A147

POLITICO
— 117th Congress kicks off with GOP civil war, calls for impeachment and plexiglass – OLIVIA BEAVERS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/huddle/2021/01/04/117th-congress-kicks-off-with-gop-civil-war-calls-for-impeachment-and-plexiglass-491281

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump and Gohmert’s election ploys prove Republican Party is now the anti-democracy party. Liberals and traditional conservatives must join in opposition to a party that has found a way to reject both democratic and conservative values.” Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters crow about their success in using “democracy” to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-gohmert-s-election-ploys-prove-republican-party-now-anti-ncna1252792

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “We must stop calling Trump’s enablers ‘conservative.’ They are the radical right.” How many Illinois Republican Party (IRP) chairman candidates will promise to use the IRP to get rid of the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/trump-enablers-radical-right-conservative/2021/01/04/634edcda-4e97-11eb-b96e-0e54447b23a1_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Trump sabotaging GOP on his way out of office with push to overturn election.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-sabotage-republicans/2021/01/04/df5d301e-4eb1-11eb-83e3-322644d82356_story.html

USA TODAY
— Donald Trump and Joe Biden vs. Facebook and Twitter: Why Section 230 could get repealed in 2021 – Jessica Guynn
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have focused on destroying me for my including links in GOPUSA emails to articles they do not like. I would focus on a) those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and/or Illinois, b) those who have been Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, their major donors, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and/or their campaign volunteers, c) those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois, and d) those who are/were leaders of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and/or American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter. The aforesaid have focused on destroying me, but they have not sued the authors of the articles that they do not like.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2021/01/04/trump-biden-pelosi-section-230-repeal-facebook-twitter-google/4132529001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “An Awesome Spectacle of Dishonesty and Opportunism. The GOP election challenge marks a new low-water mark for political cynicism.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/an-awesome-spectacle-of-dishonesty-and-opportunism-11609785211
— In Trump’s Final Days, Lines Are Drawn for a Republican Civil War. Amid the president’s loyalty test, the unanswerable question is whether he can maintain his hold on the party once out of office. – Gerald Seib
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-trumps-final-days-lines-are-drawn-for-a-republican-civil-war-11609772298

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Absolutely Appalling: A Few Republicans Condemn Trump’s Georgia Call, But Most Remain Silent.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2021/01/04/absolutely-appalling-a-few-republicans-condemn-trumps-georgia-call-but-most-remain-silent/

DESERET NEWS
— The culture war will continue to rage in 2021. Abortion, cancel culture and other issues that will define the struggle over America’s soul. – Jennifer Graham
https://www.deseret.com/indepth/2021/1/3/22159761/cancel-culture-wars-abortion-media-partisan-divide-morality-trust-american-community

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters crow about their success in using “democracy” to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/trump-georgia-call-house-vote-electors-republicans-voter-fraud-lie.html

January 4 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Chicago holiday weekend gun violence leaves 30 shot, 5 killed across city
https://abc7chicago.com/30-shot-5-fatally-in-chicago-over-holiday-weekend/9342039/

CBS2
— At Least 29 People Shot, 5 Killed Over New Year’s Day Weekend In Chicago
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/03/at-least-24-people-shot-4-killed-over-new-years-day-weekend-in-chicago/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Republican effort to challenge Electoral College vote in Congress draws bipartisan rebukes.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-congress-electoral-college-trump-biden-20210104-7okafgf43nhdlauwa3kixryqyu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 33 aldermen ‘deeply concerned’ with CPS’ reopening plans as some teachers refuse to return. The Chicago Teachers Union said Sunday that many of its members who are expected back Monday are telling their principals they won’t return and will continue to work remotely. – Nader Issa and Madeline Kenney
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2021/1/3/22211682/chicago-public-schools-cps-reopen-coronavirus-hybrid-remote-learning-aldermen-letter-lightfoot
— After Trump call, Republican Kinzinger says no member of Congress can object to election with a ‘clean conscience’ Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., calls for a Trump criminal probe after audio surfaces of the president muscling the Georgia secretary of state to overturn the election in that state.- Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/3/22212370/trump-geogia-call-adam-kinzinger-illinois-congress-election-clean-conscience-durbin-criminal-probe

WBEZ
— Here Are 9 — Maybe 10 (Or 11) — Illinois Republicans Mulling A Run For Governor – Tony Arnold
(DIERSEN: What have these potential candidates said and done a) to defend and advance the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform and b) to discourage the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot and other vices, diminishment of First and Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination? Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.)
https://www.wbez.org/stories/which-republicans-may-run-for-illinois-governor/e8b6fd54-6391-43f1-996c-bdb54253402b

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 458 COVID-19 cases Sunday, 2 deaths – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/01/03/dupage-county-reports-458-covid-19-cases-sunday-2-deaths/

WEEK
— Tazewell County Clerk John Ackerman says he was approached on appointment of Ill. Senate seat left vacant by Brady – Drew Veskauf
https://week.com/2021/01/04/tazewell-county-clerk-says-he-was-approached-to-fill-ill-senate-seat-left-vacant-by-brady-but-wont-accept/

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage County Tops 63K Coronavirus Cases. The risk of coronavirus transmission in DuPage County is “substantial,” according to the health department. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-tops-63k-coronavirus-cases

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— ‘Last few months have exposed certain elected officials as unfit for office,’ Breen says – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/569149105-last-few-months-have-exposed-certain-elected-officials-as-unfit-for-office-breen-says

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ROSSI: MORE SAD PROOF OF THE DECLINE OF OUR CULTURE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/rossi-more-sad-proof-of-the-decline-of-our-culture.html


— TEACHERS TOLD BY TRAINERS: YOU ARE RACIST
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/teachers-told-by-trainers-you-are-racist.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— McCarthy rebukes Democrats before handing gavel to Pelosi – Susan Ferrechio
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the leaders of the following to punish me for including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that they do not like and for my including my comments on those articles that they do not like: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers. I should write a book about a) the aforesaid, b) what they have punished me for, and c) how they have punished me.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/mccarthy-rebukes-democrats-before-handing-gavel-to-pelosi
(FROM THE ARTICLE: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy criticized the Democratic agenda and efforts to curtail the GOP in the coming Congress before handing over the gavel to newly-elected Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Democrats elected Pelosi to serve a fourth, nonconsecutive term as speaker, but before she addressed the House, McCarthy used the minority leader’s traditional remarks ahead of the speaker to chide Democrats over planned changes to the House rules that will limit the Republican minority and punish some social media activity. “Under these rules, all members are equal, but some are more equal than others,” McCarthy said. “As for our constituents, it means freedom of speech is silenced, good ideas are stifled, and dissent punished. Why would an American political party use this as their first action in a new Congress?” . . . Democrats will also adopt a rules change that will make it an ethics violation for any member to circulate certain social media messages that are considered “deep fakes.”)

BREITBART
— Democrats Claim Georgia Is the Next California Due to Mass Immigration – JOHN BINDER
(DIERSEN: Under the Democrats, the future for Whites in America looks bleaker and bleaker and bleaker.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/03/democrats-view-georgia-next-california-due-mass-immigration/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Analysis by the Atlantic‘s Ronald Brownstein has previously revealed that congressional districts with a foreign-born population above the national average, a little more than 14 percent, have a 90 percent chance of being won by Democrats over Republicans. . . The drastic “demographics changes,” as described by multiple establishment media outlets, has made the electoral map increasingly easier for Democrats. The Washington Post, New York Times, the Atlantic, Axios, the Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal have all admitted that rapid demographic changes because of immigration are tilting the nation toward a permanent Democrat dominance. “The single biggest threat to Republicans’ long-term viability is demographics,” Axios acknowledged last year. “The numbers simply do not lie … there’s not a single demographic megatrend that favors Republicans.” At current legal immigration levels, the U.S. is on track to import about 15 million new foreign-born voters by 2040. Those 15 million new foreign-born voters include about eight million who will have arrived through the process known as “chain migration” where newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S.)
— Nancy Pelosi Promises to Advance Racial Justice, Environmental Justice in New Congressional Term – SEAN MORAN
(DIERSEN: To promote “justice” is to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, homeowners, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/03/nancy-pelosi-promises-advance-racial-justice-environmental-justice-new-congressional-term/

HOT AIR
— More Are Moving To Georgia Than Ever — And Bringing Dem Politics With Them
(DIERSEN: If realtors were asked about political trends in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois, what would they say? What percent of those who bought homes in the aforesaid during the last 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50+ years have been Democrats? When Democrats move in, poverty and crime increase.)
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2021/01/moving-georgia-ever-bringing-dem-politics/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump in ‘Good Position’ for Electoral Vote Showdown: Grennell – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-in-good-position-for-electoral-vote-showdown-grennell_3641812.html

RT
— A creeping black vs. black schism is dividing America as some descendants of slaves demand a special status over immigrants – Chris Sweeney
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/511252-ados-black-schism-us/

THE HILL
— Election fight tears at GOP – ALEXANDER BOLTON
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/532447-election-fight-tears-at-gop

YAHOO NEWS
— Georgia’s changing population is helping the state become more progressive
(DIERSEN: If realtors were asked about political trends in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois, what would they say? What percent of those who bought homes in the aforesaid during the last 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50+ years have been Democrats? When Democrats move in, poverty and crime increase.)
https://news.yahoo.com/georgia-changing-population-helping-state-181959460.html

CNBC
— OCTOBER 6, 2020 FLASHBACK: Facebook is a social network monopoly that buys, copies or kills competitors, antitrust committee finds – Salvador Rodriguez
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote the Democrat Facebook big time. They want everyone a) to spend all their time on Facebook, b) to stop reading emails including GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and c) to stop visiting websites including www.gopillinois.com .)
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/06/house-antitrust-committee-facebook-monopoly-buys-kills-competitors.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Georgia Is Getting More Blue. The Senate Races Will Tell How Much. A reliably red state for almost two decades, Georgia no longer resembles its Deep South neighbors. President Trump and Joe Biden head there Monday to help rally the bases. – Jonathan Martin and Astead W. Herndon
(DIERSEN: If realtors were asked about political trends in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois, what would they say? What percent of those who bought homes in the aforesaid during the last 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50+ years have been Democrats? When Democrats move in, poverty and crime increase.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/03/us/politics/georgia-senate-trump.html
— Hundreds of Google Employees Unionize, Culminating Years of Activism. The creation of the union, a rarity in Silicon Valley, follows years of increasing outspokenness by Google workers. Executives have struggled to handle the change. – Kate Conger
(DIERSEN: GAO unionized in 2007. If GAO had been unionized in 1997, I might still be a GAO employee.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/04/technology/google-employees-union.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DECEMBER 18, 2020 FLASHBACK: Facebook and Google cases are our last chance to save the economy from monopolization. The antitrust lawsuits are belated recognition that U.S. courts and regulators failed to prevent dangerous concentration in the economy’s fastest-growing sector over the past two decades  – Steven Pearlstein
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote the Democrat Facebook big time. They want everyone a) to spend all their time on Facebook, b) to stop reading emails including GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and c) to stop visiting websites including www.gopillinois.com . Ever-increasingly, the Democrat Google sends everyone to non-credible articles, written by non-credible authors, posted on non-credible websites that promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms.)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/12/18/google-facebook-antitrust-lawsuit/

NEW YORK POST
— Democrats are now paying the price for empowering Antifa – Jason Rantz
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who empower BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and/or hatred against those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, homeowners, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. The aforesaid do not want me to seek or hold any kind of government or political office in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, or Illinois.)
https://nypost.com/2021/01/03/democrats-are-now-paying-the-price-for-empowering-antifa/

BOSTON HERALD
— Seizing the moment to confront troubled history – CHARLOTTE BACON AND BARBARA WILL
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame the past for the problems that minorities and women have today.)
https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/01/03/seizing-the-moment-to-confront-troubled-history/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “The Election Rejectionists The GOP stunt over the Electoral College will hurt the country and the party.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-election-rejectionists-11609713506
— Do You Need to Get an M.B.A.? Applications to business schools are on the rise, but the management degree isn’t a good fit for everybody
(DIERSEN: The employee manual that IRS gave me when I started in 1971 when I was 22 years old as a GS-7 (currently $47,965/year) Revenue Officer encouraged Revenue Officers to take graduate business, accounting, and law courses. I started taking graduate business courses at Loyola in 1972 and earned an MBA in 1976. I started taking graduate accounting courses at DePaul in 1976 and earned a master’s degree in accounting in 1980. Notwithstanding the aforesaid encouragement, my Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the aforesaid courses a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my duties, c) prepared be for a “new trade or business,” d) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and e) were a distraction. In 1978, my Democrat IRS superiors and Money Magazine disallowed the aforesaid courses that I had deducted. I won a split decision in Tax Court. The judge allowed all the business courses but disallowed the accounting courses asserting a new law that accounting courses are not deductible until after you have taken enough accounting courses to qualify to take the CPA examination.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/do-you-need-to-get-an-m-b-a-11609678801
— Mayorkas’s Experience With Homeland Security Issues Fuels Backers and Critics Alike – Michelle Hackman
(DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. If you sought a government office or a political office, what experience would you stress? I would stress the experience that I gained a) working for GAO 1980-1997 as an Analyst, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-131,532/year; b) working for IRS 1971-1980 as a Revenue Officer, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year; c) becoming a licensed CPA in 1981; d) passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; e) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979; f) becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, and Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990; g) serving on the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter Executive Committee 1983-1996; h) earning a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970; i) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999; j) serving as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000; and k) serving as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mayorkass-experience-with-homeland-security-issues-fuels-backers-and-critics-alike-11609336801
— FRONT PAGE: Covid-19 Pandemic Likely Improved Your Commute to Work – Scott Calvert
(DIERSEN: What did you do to reduce your commute to work time? My wife and I had a home built in Wheaton in 1984 and bought one in Wheaton in 1978 that were in walking distance to train stations. I bought condos in 1974 and 1976 in downtown Chicago that were in walking distance to where I worked and took graduate business and accounting courses.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-pandemic-likely-improved-your-commute-to-work-11609669801

NEW JERSEY
— New Jersey workers face age discrimination – Dino Flammia
(DIERSEN: Who promotes age discrimination a) in the organizations that you are a member of and b) in the municipality, township, and county where you live? I should write a book about those who promote age discrimination in the organizations that I am a member of, Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://nj1015.com/aarp-nj-workers-face-age-discrimination-heres-how-to-stop-it/

KTUL
— Broken Arrow residents call on city council to mandate masks in letter – Ashley Ellis
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the Democrats in your municipality officially call on your city council to officially banish those who are the following from you municipality once and for all: law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, homeowners, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://ktul.com/news/local/broken-arrow-residents-call-on-city-council-to-mandate-masks

INSIDE HIGHER ED
— The Elephant in the Room for the New Education Secretary. The racial and wealth inequality built into our nation’s most viable system of opportunity — the education sector — should be at the forefront of any policy conversation, argues Stella M. Flores. – Stella M. Flores
(DIERSEN: How would Flores explain my being able to earn three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, and a professional license? Would she say it was because I was born a White male? Would she say it was because my parents were rich?)
https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2021/01/04/educations-racial-and-wealth-inequality-should-be-priority-new-education-secretary

January 2 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Mitt Romney slams vaccine distribution roll out: ‘As incomprehensible as it is inexcusable’ – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/covid-19-vaccine-mitt-romney-rollout-pfizer/9280958/

NBC5
— In Georgia, Biden’s Presidency Meets Early Defining Moment. In his last visit, Biden called Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler “roadblocks” – Bill Barrow
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/in-georgia-bidens-presidency-meets-early-defining-moment/2406371/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Name change for CPS’ Agassiz Elementary expected to be the first of many. The decision to rename the Lake View school for one of three Black women is expected to be followed by similar undertakings at dozens of CPS schools. – Nader Issa and Lauren FitzPatrick
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2021/1/1/22197836/cps-louis-agassiz-elementary-name-change-expected
— Wisconsin police monitor recreational marijuana in Illinois. A 2017 report on the effect legal recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington had on neighboring states found “a sharp increase in marijuana possession arrests in border counties.” But checks with police along the Illinois-Wisconsin state line have shown no such rise, so far. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2021/1/2/22204742/marijuana-illinois-recreational-pot-sales-chicago-wisconsin-police-monitor-state-line-impact

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— End of the Lipinski era: A 45-year political reign on Chicago’s Southwest Side comes to a close – BILL RUTHHART and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-dan-lipinski-william-chicago-southwest-side-20210102-vfetdanqx5foza5gvsa4nrszpa-story.html
— Old railroad corridors near Chicago transformed into all-weather trails for hiking, cycling and cross-country skiing – JEANINE BARONE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/ct-trav-rails-to-trails-0103-20210102-bmkiqagstbgkbcfov7uq4do5du-list.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The 61-mile Illinois Prairie Path (aka IPP) is one of the nation’s oldest rail-trails, dating to 1967. Following the right of way of the former Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad, the IPP consists of three main branches, each making for a delightful day trip from Chicago. (Wheaton, the central trailhead for all three, is just 30 miles from the Windy City.) Along the more urban Main Branch, Villa Park is worth a stop. Its Historical Museum housed in a reclaimed train depot displays several old train signals outside. Other remnants of the route’s railroad past are found in Wheaton’s Volunteer Park, where a contemporary sculpture was created from spikes, bolts and part of the Roarin’ Elgin’s original third rail. The 13-mile Aurora Branch is especially leafy, owing to the necklace of forest preserves along the way, including the St. James Farm. This former equestrian estate displays many horse-related bronzes and reliefs that will enthrall art enthusiasts. It also makes for serene picnicking beside a parcel of prairie gardens and a cattail pond. Not far from Wheaton, the 14-mile-long Elgin Branch slips into the verdant Lincoln Marsh Natural Area, where a network of nature trails with observation points — including a floating boardwalk — offer birders the opportunity to spot great egrets, green herons and other species.)

WBEZ
— Look At Who’s Eyeing A Run To Replace Jesse White, The State’s Most Popular Democrat. Illinois’ long-serving secretary of state says he won’t be seeking reelection in 2022. – Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/stories/people-are-lining-up-to-replace-the-states-most-popular-democrat/5da39810-d8d4-406d-b503-89c2f537ea5c

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Embattled Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan gets backing for reelection from majority of Latinx Caucus – Rick Pearson
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/embattled-illinois-house-speaker-michael-madigan-gets-backing-for-reelection-from-majority-of-latinx-caucus/article_cee62f3f-3c46-5c2c-b847-bc7da94b02d8.html

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Breen fumes at governor’s latest mandates: ‘Small business has been left to die under Pritzker’ – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/568292999-breen-fumes-at-governor-s-latest-mandates-small-business-has-been-left-to-die-under-pritzker
— Curran criticizes governor’s handling of COVID-19 crisis: ‘The way we’ve closed the state is really a tragedy’ – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/568281879-curran-criticizes-governor-s-handling-of-covid-19-crisis-the-way-we-ve-closed-the-state-is-really-a-tragedy
— Dabrowski blasts governor’s COVID-19 response: ‘There is no data being presented that justifies it’ – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/568894205-dabrowski-blasts-governor-s-covid-19-response-there-is-no-data-being-presented-that-justifies-it

FOX NEWS
— Trump the clear Republican ‘front-runner’ in next White House race. Trump, Pence, other potential 2024 GOP contenders to attend major Republican Party meeting next week. – Paul Steinhauser
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-clear-republican-frontrunner-2024-white-house-race

AMERICAN THINKER
— We Don’t Need To Accept The ‘New Normal’ The Left Is Forcing On Us – Caren Besner
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters, the ‘New Normal’ is the demise of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, homeowners, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/01/we_dont_need_to_accept_the_new_normal_the_left_is_forcing_on_us.html

DAILY CALLER
— McConnell Again Blocks Standalone $2,000 Stimulus Check Bill – HENRY RODGERS
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/01/mcconnell-again-blocks-standalone-2000-stimulus-check-bill-new-years-covid-19-coronavirus/

EPOCH TIMES
— Proposed House Rules Seek to Erase Gendered Terms Such as ‘Father, Mother, Son, Daughter’ – MIMI NGUYEN LY
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ, that is, ever-increasingly, Democrats promote the destruction of traditional marriage and the destruction of the traditional family.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/proposed-house-rules-seek-to-erase-gendered-terms-such-as-father-mother-son-daughter_3640653.html

THE HILL
— Congress overrides Trump veto for the first time – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/532321-congress-overrides-trump-ndaa-veto
— Five GOP contenders — other than Trump — for 2024 – NIALL STANAGE
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/531796-five-gop-contenders-other-than-trump-for-2024

NEW YORK TIMES
— Immigrant Neighborhoods Shifted Red as the Country Chose Blue – Weiyi Cai and Ford Fessenden
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/12/20/us/politics/election-hispanics-asians-voting.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Across the United States, many areas with large populations of Latinos and residents of Asian descent, including ones with the highest numbers of immigrants, had something in common this election: a surge in turnout and a shift to the right, often a sizable one. The pattern was evident in big cities like Chicago and New York, in California and Florida, and along the Texas border with Mexico, according to a New York Times analysis of voting in 28,000 precincts in more than 20 cities. Joseph R. Biden Jr. beat President Trump in almost all of these places en route to his record popular vote victory. But the red shifts, along with a wave of blue shifts in Republican and white areas, have scrambled the conventional wisdom of American politics and could presage a new electoral calculus for the parties.)
— Virginia Judge Won’t Try Black Man in Courtroom Lined With White Portraits. David Bernhard, a circuit court judge, wrote in his decision that the display of portraits of white judges “is based on a non-racial principle, yet yields a racial result.” – Derrick Bryson Taylor
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout a) that if Whites achieve more than minorities, it is because of Republican racism and b) that if men achieve more than women, it is because of Republican sexism.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/01/us/virginia-judge-white-portraits.html
— FAFSA’s Expected Family Contribution Is Going Away. Good Riddance. The dollar figure that the federal financial aid form spits out has long left families confused and despondent. And then there are those great expectations. – Ron Lieber
(DIERSEN: How much money did you expect your parents to pay for your bachelor’s degree? I did not expect my parents to pay anything. Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. He fought type 1 diabetes from age 14, worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant in Chicago Heights, almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills, did not buy a new car until he was 45 in 1967 and it was a bottom of the line 2-door Chevy, and died suddenly when he was 47 and I was 21. My mother never attended high school and she never worked outside the home until after he died. My outstanding parents provided me with room and board 1966-1968 while I took classes at UIC, weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and the summer of 1969.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/30/your-money/fafsa-expected-family-contribution.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump rips ‘Pathetic!!!’ Senate GOP for blocking $2,000 checks – Steven Nelson
https://nypost.com/2021/01/01/trump-rips-pathetic-senate-gop-for-blocking-2k-checks/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— What’s at Stake in Georgia. Here’s the difference between a Democratic and Republican Senate this year. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/whats-at-stake-in-georgia-11609540879
— Never Think You’re Too Old to Become a Beginner – Tom Vanderbilt
(DIERSEN: My Democrat and IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers and subordinates demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being a failed late-coming beginner in accounting and in auditing. They stressed that I did not a) take and pass the CPA examination until I was 30 in 1979, b) earn a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul until I was 31, and c) take and pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination until I was 32. They would have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/for-new-years-resolutions-never-think-youre-too-old-to-become-a-beginner-11609426707
— The Future Turns 50 This Year – Daniel Casse
(DIERSEN: What did you do in 1971? I started the year when I was 22 years old a) working for Firestone Stores as the Retail Sales Manager in its Chicago Heights store, b) taking a graduate business course at UIC, c) pursuing a financial hardship draft deferment, and d) driving a 1969 Dodge Charger SE. Then, I accepted a job offer from Oldsmobile, and that changed everything because Oldsmobile withdrew that job offer saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint after my Firestone Store manager had rudely fired me for accepting that offer. That directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS to be a GS-7 (currently $47,965/year) Revenue Officer in Chicago. As an IRS employee, I was a member of the National Treasury Employees Union. I accepted my Firestone Store manager’s offer to come back and work part-time. I lived in Crete with my mother and brother. After my Charger was stolen in Chicago, I bought a new 1972 Corvette and a 1962 Chevy Bel Air. Late in the year, Loyola accepted me into its Graduate School of Business.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-future-turns-50-this-year-11609537573

NEWSWEEK
— Kinzinger Fires Back at Fox News Host Mark Levin Who Called for His Defeat: ‘Outrage for Profit’ – CHRISTINA ZHAO
https://www.newsweek.com/gop-lawmaker-fires-back-fox-news-host-who-called-his-defeat-outrage-profit-1558473

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW
— Nasdaq Proposed Rule Would Require Board Diversity and Transparency
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about groups that are ever-increasingly in the minority in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO). I would focus on groups that support the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on how little if at all that IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO leaders defend or promote the aforesaid planks.)
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/nasdaq-proposed-rule-would-require-board-diversity-and-transparency
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In its proposal, Nasdaq emphasized that this year’s “social justice movement has brought heightened attention to the commitment of public companies to diversity and inclusion.” The proposal also cites several academic publications that studied the relationship between diverse boards and improved financial performance and corporate governance. As a result, the proposal seeks to encourage companies to have boards of directors that better reflect the country’s diverse population. The proposal would accomplish this goal by requiring a few things from companies. Under the proposed rule, Nasdaq-listed companies, subject to certain exemptions, would be required to: report on their annual proxy statements or websites statistical information regarding the gender, race, and LGBTQ+ makeup of their boards; and have at least two diverse directors: one who self-identifies as female and one who self-identifies as “an [u]nderrepresented minority” or “a member of the LGBTQ+ community.” Companies with corporate boards that do not satisfy the diversity requirements would be required to explain in their annual proxy statements or on their websites why they did not meet the requirements. The term “underrepresented minority” will be construed in accordance with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) definitions, which include: “Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Asian, Native American or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or Two or More Races or Ethnicities.” Gender, underrepresented minority status, and LGBTQ+ status would be self-identified. According to the proposal, requiring an explanation from companies that do not satisfy the diversity requirements would provide investors with additional information so they can make more informed investment decisions. Nasdaq would phase the rule in over a period of several years. The proposed rule would require at least one diverse director no later than two years after the rule’s approval, and two diverse directors no later than four years after approval for companies listed on two of Nasdaq’s tiers, or five years for a third tier.)

REASON
— “Diversity” Nonsense Cost Tens of Thousands of Lives. Moderna Delayed its Vaccine Trials to Ensure it had “Enough” Minority Representation. – DAVID BERNSTEIN
(DIERSEN: How many protected groups are you a member of? Protected groups include those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, disabled, veteran, citizens of foreign countries, non-Trump supporters, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, moderate, liberal, low-income, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, drinkers, gamblers, stoners, and those who lack education, lack job skills, lack job experience, have financial problems, and/or have health problems.)
https://reason.com/volokh/2021/01/01/diversity-nonsense-cost-tens-of-thousands-of-lives/

NATION
— The Past and Future of the Left in the Democratic Party. Centrist Democrats who blamed the left for election losses would do well to remember the people who have fought for and shaped the party’s history. – Michael Brenes and Michael Koncewicz
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about groups that are ever-increasingly in the minority in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO). I would focus on those who support the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on how little if at all that IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO leaders defend or promote the aforesaid planks.)
https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/left-history-democratic-party/

December 31 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 8,009 cases, 133 coronavirus deaths. New COVID-19 variant may already be circulating in Illinois, Dr. Arwady says.
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-8009-covid-19-cases-133-coronavirus-deaths-/9229960/
— Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady announces resignation effective late Thursday night
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/senate-republican-leader-bill-brady-announces-resignation-/9231043/

NBC5
— Sen. David Perdue Quarantines After Contact With Someone Infected With Covid, Days Before Georgia Runoff – Hannah Miao
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/sen-david-perdue-quarantines-after-contact-with-someone-infected-with-covid-days-before-georgia-runoff/2405886/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— ‘Patients are dying like flies’: California nurse in ICU begs the public to stop being careless
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/patients-are-dying-like-flies-nurse-in-icu-begs-community-to-stop-being-careless

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 133 more Illinois coronavirus deaths with positivity rate trending upward into new year. Since COVID-19 claimed its first Illinois victim March 16, an average of about 57 people have died with the virus every day — or about one fatality every 25 minutes. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/12/31/22208068/illinois-coronavirus-cases-deaths-vaccine-pritzker-covid-19-dec-31
— Illinois corruption wins if the players change but the rules remain the same. With two important votes on Jan. 13, the Illinois House can dismantle not just the Mike Madigan Machine, but the system that gave him his unprecedented power. – Matt Paprocki
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/12/31/22207045/illinois-politics-corruption-speaker-michael-madigan-springfield-house-matt-paprocki

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— After giving up GOP leadership post, three-time candidate for governor Bill Brady resigns from the Illinois Senate – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-bill-brady-resigns-illinois-senate-20201231-u5vv2lrrgvhnbg56arq2if2tou-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “A fearless look ahead after a dreadful year.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-predictions-news-sports-2021-zorn-20201231-zrhr5q4dmndg3ddpjrlw442uha-story.html
— Stimulus will help, but problems remain for Lake County residents impacted by coronavirus downturn – STEVE SADIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-lake-county-stimulus-st-0101-20201231-jvdfl4gnmzgpnh4cgecdsdvjpm-story.html
— Illinois expunges nearly half a million cannabis cases as part of legalization – ROBERT MCCOPPIN
(DIERSEN: What unfair advantages have you had in life? My critics/opponents would hint/imply/argue/shout that my not using pot gave me unfair advantages in life. If I had been a pot user, a) the Post Office would not hired me in 1966, b) Firestone Stores would not have hired me in 1970, c) Oldsmobile would not have offered me a job and IRS would not have hired me in 1971, d) IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) GAO would not have hired me 1980 and promoted me in 1986, f) UIC would not have admitted me in 1966, g) NIU would not have admitted me in 1969 and I would not have graduated in 1970, h) Loyola would not have admitted me in 1972 and I would not have graduated in 1976, i) DePaul would not have admitted me in 1976 and I would not have graduated in 1980, j) IIT would not have admitted me in 1992 and I would not have graduated in 1992, k) I would not have gotten married in 1978, l) I would not have passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, m) I would not have passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, n) I would not have bought new cars in 1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, etc., o) I would not have bought real estate in 1972, 1974, and 1976, p) my wife and I would not have bought real estate in 1978, 1984, and 2020, q) I would not have bought collector cars in 1989 and 1994, r) etc. I should write a book about pot users who hint/imply/argue/shout that I would have been much more successful in life if I had been a pot user.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-pardons-expungements-20201231-mrhs3n7tsvchthlfexg3c5zdwm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Suburbs seeing another uptick in COVID-19 cases – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201231/suburbs-seeing-another-uptick-in-covid-19-cases
— Is a slate a political party? The answer could decide fate for 2 Mount Prospect candidates – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201231/is-a-slate-a-political-party-the-answer-could-decide-fate-for-2-mount-prospect-candidates

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Dozens received COVID shots from spoiled vials. The vaccinations—part of a batch a “bad actor” pharmacist left out of refrigeration at a Wisconsin hospital—may not be effective, Advocate Aurora officials say. Now law enforcement is involved. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/dozens-received-covid-shots-spoiled-vials

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois Senate minority leader resigns from office; Bill Brady won’t reveal reasons – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2020/12/31/illinois-senate-gop-leader-resigns-office/4102929001/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Bill Brady announces resignation from Illinois Senate
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/bill-brady-announces-resignation-from-illinois-senate/article_6c4454bd-6819-50e5-89ef-97e1384648da.html
— Reaction to state Sen. Bill Brady’s New Year’s Eve resignation – Kade Heather, Kelsey Watznauer
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/reaction-to-state-sen-bill-bradys-new-years-eve-resignation/article_6c4454bd-6819-50e5-89ef-97e1384648da.html

WGLT
— Bill Brady Resigns From Illinois Senate, Leaves Door Open For Another Run – RYAN DENHAM
https://www.wglt.org/post/bill-brady-resigns-illinois-senate-leaves-door-open-another-run#stream/0

CANTON DAILY LEDGER
— Whither the GOP in Illinois? – Jim Nowlan
https://www.cantondailyledger.com/story/opinion/2020/12/31/there-era-where-party-organization-mattered/4099368001/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Written in quill pen (not literally; it was 1965), my master’s thesis was about “Leaderless Politics: The Illinois Republican Party.” Not much has changed. That was an era when party organization mattered. My thesis was that when Republicans lost control of the governorship, the party became leaderless. Not much has changed. Back then, political patronage provided party leaders with influence over elections. My research showed that under GOP Gov. Bill Stratton (1953-60), 83 of the state’s 102 Republican county chairmen held state jobs. Guess who ran the party? Without a governor and jobs, the party was rudderless. First, TV in the 1960s and now billionaire self-funders and donors have replaced political party organizations as the primary conduits to the voters. Patronage is mostly gone, by Supreme Court dictum. Political parties have traditionally had three basic functions: Set forth a platform of values and policies for voters to consider; Recruit attractive candidates, and Work to nominate the candidates in the primary and then get them elected, so they can implement the platform inside government. The Illinois Republican Party does little of this anymore. The role of party platforms has been underappreciated. Party leaders used to wrestle over platform planks at their conventions. The platforms, by a kind of osmosis and over time, provided helpful cues for voters. That is, the GOP favors small business, while the Dems are for the working stiffs. Most of that is gone today, and voters are adrift, captivated yet confused by a Tower of Babel issuing relentlessly from the internet. The Illinois state GOP is a paper tiger. It has no money nor clout over county parties. The county parties are mostly toothless as well. There are exceptions. For example, county GOP chairs Jan Weber in Henry and Aren Hansen in Grundy have in recent years almost singlehandedly turned local offices from Dem to GOP. Mary Brookhart in McDonough County also has a strong county party; her team knows how to get out the vote. The Illinois GOP is at present recruiting a new statewide party chair. Different from a number of states that have large, professional staff and paid chairs, the Illinois party has but one staffer (very sharp Derek Murphy) and a volunteer chair. With megabucks ex-Governor Bruce Rauner gone, the state party has barely two nickels to rub together. The struggle for party control, as if it mattered, is apparently between a Trump-thumping faction versus an “establishment” faction, neither with a clear platform. The old adage that “all politics is local” is no longer true. Successful local candidates in small town and rural Illinois tend to feel they must pay more than lip service to the Trump brand of nativist populism. This effectively leaves lifestyle tolerant, pro-choice, balanced budget, free market, business-friendly folks like me outside the party, or so I feel. What does the future hold for the Illinois GOP? I expect to see Trump 2024 signs soon replacing the thousands of the 2020 versions on lawns and farmyards across mid-America; however, insiders I talk with predict the Trump brand will fade rather quickly, as he likely becomes ensnarled in nasty tax and legal problems. Over the past half century, Republican leaders have also seen their base slip away, literally. Since about 1970, two million or so whites have departed the state in net terms, replaced largely by Latinos and, to a lesser extent, Asian-Americans. When I was a state legislator in 1970, 12% of Illinois residents were of a minority group; today, it is 36%. From 1977 to 2003, the Illinois GOP enjoyed a 26-year, unbroken string of Republican governors. In contrast, this year Joe Biden clobbered Trump in Illinois 57-40 percent, in what pundits call a firmly Blue state. The big prize in 2022 will be the governor’s mansion, not that anyone lives there anymore. Gov. JB Pritzker is considered vulnerable, following his botched, disastrous campaign for increased taxes on high earners, and because of the unenviable role he has in trying to corral COVID-19. In a district on the edges of metropolitan Chicago, GOP Congressman Adam Kinzinger has been critical of Trump while supportive of his policies. He appears to be positioning himself for a run for higher office – governor, close observers report. I also find state Senators Jason Barickman of Bloomington and Sue Rezin of Morris attractive. Both are smart and capable, and might have some appeal in the suburbs. But they and other aspirants from the political ranks must nowadays almost expect outsider megabucks sorts to crash into the GOP’s party. The race will be wide open, and the leaderless state GOP will be but a bystander.)

WILLIAM J KELLY
— 2021 is the Year Americans Take Their Country Back
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/#kelly-2021-is-the-year-americans-take-their-country-back

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Sangamon County allows indoor dining to governor’s chagrin – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/31/1-illinois-county-allows-indoor-dining-to-governor/
— Mitch McConnell: Democrats want ‘socialism for rich people’ with $2,000 checks – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/31/mitch-mcconnell-democrats-want-socialism-rich-peop/

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— CNN chief admits he will not cover Biden administration fairly – Ella Carroll-Smith
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/cnn-chief-biden/
— Biden, Harris ignore Black Lives Matter after campaigning on racial justice. Only using them for winning? – Julia Johnson
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/biden-harris-ignore-blm/

BREITBART
— Over 4,100 People Shot in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago in 2020 – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/12/31/over-4100-people-shot-in-mayor-lightfoots-chicago-in-2020/

BLAZE
— Republican congressman claims Trump’s base is turning against him, calls fundraising from election a scam. Kinzinger accused politicians of raising money by giving Trump supporters false hope. – Carlos Garcia
https://www.theblaze.com/news/kinzinger-trump-claims-scam

DAILY CALLER
— New Jobless Claims Decrease To 787,000, Economists Expected 828,000 – THOMAS CATENACCI
https://dailycaller.com/2020/12/31/new-jobless-claims-decrease-below-economists-expectations/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Enough Already With Using Cartoons and Cookies to Sell LGBTQ Agenda to Kids – Nicole Russell
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/12/30/enough-already-with-using-cartoons-and-cookies-to-sell-lgbtq-agenda-to-kids/

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— Democrats Destroyed All the Savings of Americans Three Times Over And added a Broken Glass Belt to the Rust Belt. – Daniel Greenfield
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/12/democrat-destroyed-all-savings-americans-three-daniel-greenfield/

THE HILL
— Pence asks judge to toss GOP lawmaker’s bid to overturn election results – JOHN KRUZEL
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/532273-pence-asks-judge-to-toss-gop-lawmakers-bid-to-overturn-election

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump 2024? Only one president has returned to power after losing reelection. If President Trump runs again in four years, he would be trying to follow in Grover Cleveland’s footsteps. – Ronald G. Shafer
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/12/28/grover-cleveland-trump-non-consecutive-terms/
— The first millennials turn 40 on Jan. 1. That’s old enough to sue for age discrimination. – Andrew Van Dam
(DIERSEN: In 1988, when I was 40 years old, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. They had a) given me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, b) made it clear that they would never promote me beyond GS-13, c) gotten rid of my mentor in 1987, d) kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 9 years that I worked for GAO, and e) forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. The Democrats who run GAO get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they do not promote to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few GAO employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/12/29/millennial-age-discrimination/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Republicans won half of California’s U.S. House seats they lost in 2018. Here’s how – JENNIFER HABERKORN
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-12-20/republicans-recaptured-half-of-californias-u-s-house-seats-lost-in-2018-heres-how

USA TODAY
— ‘Wild Protests:’ Police brace for pro-Trump demonstrations when Congress meets Jan. 6 to formalize Biden’s win – David Jackson and Matthew Brown
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/12/31/elections-protest-dc-police-brace-donald-trump-demonstrators/4097472001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— GOP Senator Josh Hawley Says He Will Force Votes on Joe Biden’s Win. Joint session of Congress to meet next week to certify electoral votes. – Lindsay Wise
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-senator-says-he-will-force-votes-on-bidens-win-11609348249
— Trump Administration Extends Ban on H-1B and Other Work Visas, Green Cards. Renewal of a policy criticized by businesses leaves incoming Biden administration with another immigration dilemma. – Michelle Hackman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-extends-ban-on-h-1b-and-other-work-visas-green-cards-11609455695

NEWSWEEK
— As Trump Supporters Plan Mass Election Protest, Businesses Prepare for Possible Violence – MATTHEW IMPELLI
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-supporters-plan-mass-election-protest-businesses-prepare-possible-violence-1558334

ABC HARRISBURG
— The states people left in 2020 — and why
(DIERSEN: Democrats run Illinois. They focus on driving out of Illinois those who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, homeowners, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.abc27.com/news/the-states-people-left-in-2020-and-why/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois experienced a similar population decline, dropping from 12,667,017 residents to 12,587,530 in 2020 — a nearly 80,000-person decrease. It’s the seventh year in a row the state has seen such a decline, and the Census Bureau estimates that more than a quarter-million people have left the state in the past decade — about triple the losses of other states. “Illinois’ record population loss is a symptom of declining public and private investments. Rising pension debt coupled with an increasing tax burden have raised costs for Illinoisans,” Illinois Policy Institute chief economist Orphe Divounguy told The Pantagraph. “It’s become clear that Illinois leaders are not committed to changing course. Every year taxes go up, and yet there are fewer and less reliable services.” Other theories attribute the decrease to a general decline in national population growth, thanks to lower birth rates, less immigration and, perhaps, deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

STATEHOUSE FILE
— Social media played a big role in connecting candidates with voters – LaMonte Richardson Jr.
(DIERSEN: Facebook is a Democrat website.)
http://thestatehousefile.com/43667/social-media-played-a-big-role-in-connecting-candidates-with-voters/

PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE
— Will Biden Presidency Change Age, Gender Stereotypes?
https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2020-12-30/womens/will-biden-presidency-change-age-gender-stereotypes/a72646-1

GOVERNING
— Democrats Need Progressive Voters. Blaming Them Should Stop. – JABARI SIMAMA
(DIERSEN: One could say “Republicans need conservative voters. Blaming them should stop.”)
https://www.governing.com/now/Democrats-Need-Progressive-Voters-Blaming-Them-Should-Stop.html

RHOADES TEAM
— FOR SALE: 534 WEST ROOSEVELT ROAD, WHEATON – $750,000
http://www.rhoadesteam.com/homes-for-sale-details/534-W-ROOSEVELT-ROAD-WHEATON-IL-60187/10164188/34/

December 29 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Stimulus update: Fate of Trump’s $2,000 checks now rests with GOP-led Senate – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/fate-of-trumps-$2k-checks-rests-with-gop-led-senate/9164433/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois marijuana legalization 1st year marked by rapid growth, persisting inequality – Will Jones
(DIERSEN: To push pot on a country, state, county, township, municipality, or individual is to destroy that country, state, county, township, municipality, or individual.)
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-weed-marijuana-dispensary-near-me/9148988/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE OF KINZINGER: Kinzinger has battled Trump and his fellow Republicans. In deep blue Illinois, could that be a strategy for higher office? – RICK PEARSON
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters want Kinzinger to drive out of the Republican Party the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the157 in my precinct who voted for Trump.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-adam-kinzinger-future-20201228-2loaj74cwrcnhl2ell7ffz5a3e-story.html
— Norridge mayor faces challenger in April election; seven trustee candidates force primary election Feb. 23 – ANNA KIM
(DIERSEN: What offices will be on the April 3, 2021 ballot in your precinct, who are the candidates running for those offices, what are their qualifications, and if elected, would they encourage or discourage the following: reparations, BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/norridge/ct-nhh-candidates-tl-1231-20201229-otr4lw443bcm5akitnv7c256zy-story.html
— Moraine Township board taps longtime volunteer to serve as trustee – JAMES T. NORMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/highland-park/ct-hpn-moraine-township-new-trustee-tl-1231-20201228-atm3sq2byre6to2akr54xkkyzi-story.html
— Fate of $2,000 payments now rests with GOP’s Senate, which meets today – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-second-covid-19-stimulus-check-updates-20201229-6ejivct7wncvpayin7sdylln5i-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rep. Dan Lipinski one of two Democrats to vote against boosting COVID payments to $2,000. Twenty Democrats voted to uphold Trump’s Defense spending veto, including Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, D-Ill. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/12/28/22204095/rep-dan-lipinski-covid-payments-bill-congress-trump

DAILY HERALD
— Transit predictions for 2021: Air travel rebounds, Metra has ‘existentialist’ crisis – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201228/transit-predictions-for-2021-air-travel-rebounds-metra-has-existentialist-crisis

WTTW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.
https://news.wttw.com/2020/12/28/illinois-pot-program-falls-short-social-equity-promises

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Fewer polling places for the upcoming consolidated elections – Tom Kacich
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/tom-kacich-fewer-polling-places-for-the-upcoming-consolidated-elections/article_8fa7d9b7-5f2d-5413-b9a6-1db32405b691.html

EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER
— April election taking shape as candidates emerge New, previous candidates emerge – Charles Bolinger
(DIERSEN: What offices will be on the April 3, 2021 ballot in your precinct, who are the candidates running for those offices, what are their qualifications, and if elected, would they encourage or discourage the following: reparations, BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/April-election-taking-shape-as-candidates-emerge-15831492.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 407 COVID-19 cases Monday, 10 deaths – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2020/12/29/dupage-county-reports-407-covid-19-cases-monday-10-deaths/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Religion, Abortion, Guns And Race. Just The Start Of A New Supreme Court Menu – NINA TOTENBERG
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/religion-abortion-guns-and-race-just-start-new-supreme-court-menu#stream/0

WHEATON PATCH
— No Changes After 4 Discovery Recounts In DuPage County. “I am confident of the results of the recounts, just as I am confident of the results that were certified last month,” Kaczmarek said. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/four-discovery-recounts-conducted-dupage-co-clerks-office

BUFFALO GROVE PATCH
— Local Candidates Kick Off Campaigns In Buffalo Grove. Who is running for village board in Buffalo Grove? – Eric DeGrechie
(DIERSEN: What offices will be on the April 3, 2021 ballot in your precinct, who are the candidates running for those offices, what are their qualifications, and if elected, would they encourage or discourage the following: reparations, BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://patch.com/illinois/buffalogrove/local-candidates-kick-campaigns-buffalo-grove

OAK FOREST PATCH
— School Board Candidates In Oak Forest, See Who Is Running. 693 candidates filed to run for suburban Cook County school boards. See who is running in Oak Forest school districts. –
Yasmeen Sheikah
(DIERSEN: What offices will be on the April 3, 2021 ballot in your precinct, who are the candidates running for those offices, what are their qualifications, and if elected, would they encourage or discourage the following: reparations, BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://patch.com/illinois/oakforest/school-board-candidates-oak-forest-see-who-running

WIREPOINTS
— 2017 Federal Tax Cut Turned Out To Be Progressive. A Few Lessons For Illinois And Beyond – Mark Glennon and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/2017-tax-federal-cut-turned-out-to-be-progressive-a-few-lessons-for-illinois-and-beyond-wirepoints/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Don’t miss it’: Trump hints at Jan. 6 intrigue – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/27/trump-stage-rally-david-perdue-and-kelly-loeffler/

BREITBART
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says Trump’s Behavior Has ‘Definitely Been Erratic at the End.’
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/12/28/gop-rep-kinzinger-trumps-behavior-has-definitely-been-erratic-at-the-end/
— Support for Trump’s Working Class Agenda Surges Among Immigrants – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/12/28/analysis-support-for-trumps-working-class-agenda-surges-among-immigrants/
— Franklin Graham: Christians Need to Save ‘Soul of Our Nation’ by Voting for Republicans in Georgia – PENNY STARR
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/12/28/franklin-graham-christians-need-to-save-soul-of-our-nation-by-voting-for-republicans-in-georgia/

FEDERALIST
— What Big Tech Didn’t Want You To See On The Federalist In 2020. Google, Facebook, and Twitter ultimately don’t want you to see anything from The Federalist. They also hope you don’t notice. – Joy Pullmann
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents and the articles that they do not want you to see.)
https://thefederalist.com/2020/12/29/what-big-tech-didnt-want-you-to-see-on-the-federalist-in-2020/

PJ MEDIA
— This Brave Woman Reported on COVID-19 in Wuhan. China Will Lock Her Up for Years – TYLER O’NEIL
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate of dominate. They are furious that I have a Civil Service Retirement System pension for life. They are furious that the federal government will pay 72% of my and my wife’s health, dental, and vision insurance for life. They are furious that I have the time, money, and motivation needed to put together and send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening.)
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2020/12/28/this-brave-woman-reported-on-covid-19-in-wuhan-china-will-lock-her-up-for-years-n1288641

NEWS BUSTERS
— Twitter Censors Trump and Campaign 583 Times, Still Never Biden – Heather Moon
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/heather-moon/2020/12/28/twitter-censors-trump-and-campaign-583-times-still-never

THE HILL
— Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) sues Pence in bid to overturn Biden win – JOHN KRUZEL
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/531823-gop-lawmakers-sue-pence-in-bid-to-overturn-biden-win
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in making “women of color” hate Republicans.
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/531773-juan-williams-the-gops-problem-with-women-of-color
— Dominion sends cease-and-desist letter to witness who appeared with Giuliani – JUSTINE COLEMAN
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about all those who I should have sent cease-and-desist letters to. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who I have sued.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/531858-dominion-sends-witness-who-appeared-with-giuliani-cease-and-desist

CNN
— Trump lashes out at Republicans after they override his veto – Zachary B. Wolf,
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/29/politics/donald-trump-house-votes/index.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “This is why Trump continues election rhetoric.”
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/12/29/kinzinger-intv-gop-election-trump-money-fraud-sot-ac360-vpx.cnn

REUTERS
— Russian lawmakers vote for jail penalties for online slander
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-politics-law-defamation/russian-lawmakers-vote-for-jail-penalties-for-online-slander-idUSKBN28X1RX

NEW YORK TIMES
— How the Pandemic Is Imperiling a Working-Class College – Matt Richtel
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents look down on the working class. I was a member of the working class 1962-1`997. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/28/us/college-coronavirus-tuition.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: He moved to Breezewood, Pa., a turnpike town near Maryland and West Virginia, where he worked as a waiter and cashier, or took odd jobs. Sometimes he turned to welfare and unemployment, food stamps and food banks. Ms. Foor pitched in, starting at the age of 14, working at Dunkin’ Donuts and McDonald’s. “I saw the middle-aged people working there and I thought, ‘If I don’t go to college, that’s going to be me,’” she said. “I don’t think how I grew up is necessarily a bad thing,” she continued. “It taught me the value of a dollar and what it means to work hard and I never look down on another person. But college is the light at the end of the tunnel that will make everything OK.”)

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE: Fewer rejected ballots seemed to be a win for voter access. Trump and others disagree. – Pat Beall, Catharina Felke, Jackie Hajdenberg, Elizabeth Mulvey, Aseem Shukla and Sarah Gelbard
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2020/12/28/trump-and-others-not-happy-lower-2020-rejected-ballot-numbers/3964007001/
— What watchdogs? Trump leaves office with inspector general jobs vacant across government – Kevin Johnson
(DIERSEN: All the audits of all the federal agencies that I worked on for GAO 1980-1997 required coordination with those agency’s Inspector Generals (IG). I worked on audits of federal financial institution regulators for almost 9 years, on audits of IRS for 3 years, and on audits of many other federal agencies, including Railroad Retirement Board, Department of Defense, U.S. Postal Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Immigration and Naturalization Service, General Service Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Labor, Federal Aviation Administration, Veteran Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Health and Human Services, for almost 6 years. I served on Executive Committee (EC) of the Association of Government Accountants for 13 years 1983-1996. Almost all the other EC members were employees of IG offices.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/12/25/key-inspector-general-offices-vacant-trump-administration-ends/4008278001/

SPOKESMAN REVIEW
— The ugly world of vaccination politics – Robert A. George
https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/dec/26/robert-a-george-the-ugly-world-of-vaccination-poli/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater slams ‘Erratic’ Trump for ‘Focusing on Grievances than Finishing Strong’
https://www.newsweek.com/gop-lawmaker-slams-erratic-trump-focusing-grievances-finishing-strong-1557623

FORTUNE
— The fate of $2,000 stimulus checks gains momentum, increasing the pressure on Senate Republicans – AP
https://fortune.com/2020/12/29/2000-stimulus-checks-gain-momentum-senate-republicans/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— China Jails Citizen Journalist for Her Accounts of Covid-19 in Wuhan. Prosecution underscores the lengths to which Beijing is willing to defend its official narrative of the pandemic. – Chun Han Wong
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate of dominate. They are furious that I have a Civil Service Retirement System pension for life. They are furious that the federal government will pay 72% of my and my wife’s health, dental, and vision insurance for life. They are furious that I have the time, money, and motivation needed to put together and send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-jails-citizen-journalist-for-her-accounts-of-covid-19-in-wuhan-11609158353
— Tiny Changes Can Help You Achieve Savings Goals for Retirement. Easy habits make bigger financial accomplishments possible and help overcome waning motivation. – Anne Tergesen
(DIERSEN: My Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension a) is only 41% of what my GAO salary was in 1997 in today’s dollars and b) is about equal to what my IRS salary was in 1972 in today’s dollars. My CSRS pension is dramatically less because 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 a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/tiny-changes-can-help-you-achieve-savings-goals-for-retirement-11609160400

FORBES
— Five Questions To Gauge Your Commitment To The Job Search – Dana Manciagli
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my job search that followed my Democrat GAO superiors’’ success in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years. What my Democrat GAO superiors told potential employers prompted me to sue my Democrat GAO superiors. But even if they had said nothing, the adverse actions that they had taken against me would stop any potential employer from offering me a job. In addition to forcing me to retire, they had given 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 a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. )
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2021/12/28/five-questions-to-gauge-your-commitment-to-the-job-search/
— Use This Three-Step Formula To Answer “Tell Me About Yourself?” – Kyle Cromer Elliott
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do not want anyone to know a) that I passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt, b) that I became a licensed CPA, c) that I earned master’s degrees in business, accounting, and finance from Loyola, DePaul, and IIT, d) that I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 Levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year, e) that I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year, and f) that I served on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter for 13 years. I have been one of the most active members of the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) since 1999. Yet, extremely few of my fellow MTRO members know any the aforesaid about me.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2021/12/28/use-this-three-step-formula-to-answer-tell-me-about-yourself/

ATLANTIC
— The Life in The Simpsons Is No Longer Attainable The most famous dysfunctional family of 1990s television enjoyed, by today’s standards, an almost dreamily secure existence. – Dani Alexis Ryskamp
(DIERSEN: Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. He fought type 1 diabetes from age 14 and died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. He worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant in Chicago Heights. He almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills. He did not buy a new car until he was 45 and it was a bottom of the line 2-door Chevy. My mother never attended high school and never worked outside of the home until after my father died.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/12/life-simpsons-no-longer-attainable/617499/

AXIOS
— Five trends that will shape America in 2021
(DIERSEN: How successful will hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters be in driving out of the Republican Party the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://www.axios.com/five-trends-america-2021-ce91ffe4-4739-4b78-9f43-cb9fa0ff56d0.html

(FROM THE ARTICLE: President Trump’s expected announcement that he’ll run for president again in 2024 allows him “to freeze the Republican Party in place,” Axios’ Jonathan Swan reports. The timing isn’t imminent, but when it happens, “he will try to control the Republican National Committee … and he’s going to try to squash the prospective 2024 Republican field.” And to those Republicans who want to run in 2024 themselves and hope Trump will walk off into the sunset: “He ain’t doing that.”)

December 28 Evening Edition

ABC7
— House approves Trump’s $2K checks, sending to GOP-led Senate – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/house-approves-trumps-$2k-checks-sending-to-gop-led-senate/9134705/

NBC5
— Congressman, Other Republicans Sue Vice President Pence in Last-Ditch Effort to Overturn Biden Win – Kevin Breuninger
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/congressman-other-republicans-sue-vice-president-pence-in-last-ditch-effort-to-overturn-biden-win/2403578/

WGN TV
— Illinois surpasses 16,000 COVID-19 deaths, state reports 4,453 new cases and 105 deaths
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-surpasses-16000-covid-19-deaths-state-reports-4453-new-cases-and-105-deaths/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— 4,453 new COVID-19 cases and 105 additional deaths reported as Chicago begins distributing vaccines to long-term medical care facilities and outpatient clinics
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20201228-y4w6vpvkjnhktluiku72c3m2pa-story.html
— House votes to override Trump’s veto of defense bill – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-house-veto-defense-bill-vote-trump-20201229-5cm2vu6jjbckzbqnmlos23eahy-story.html
— Kinzinger ‘concerned’ Trump’s election claims could spur violence | Talks crumble for Lightfoot, Anjanette Young meeting | Former Ald. Moreno charged with DUI – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kinzinger-trump-electoral-college-lightfoot-anjanette-young-spin-20201229-zxcrjukmprhjtiygrnvhhri2sq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— COVID-19 death toll tops 16,000 in Illinois
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/12/28/22202769/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage clerk: Recounts confirm results in four races
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201228/dupage-clerk-recounts-confirm-results-in-four-races
(FROM THE ARTICLE: DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek announced Monday that discovery recounts in races for four offices in the Nov. 3 election confirmed the results she certified Nov. 24. Losing candidates Jim Oberweis (14th Congressional District), Jeannette Ward (Illinois 25th Senate District), Bob Grogan (DuPage County auditor) and Tim Whelan (DuPage County Forest Preserve Commission District 4) had sought the recounts. Ballots from 286 of 930 precincts were recounted over nine days, starting Dec. 7 and concluding Dec. 23. Grogan is challenging the election results in a suit filed Dec. 24.)
— New Lake County circuit judges take their oaths of office to serve
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20201228/new-lake-county-circuit-judges-take-their-oaths-of-office-to-serve

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago more than doubling COVID inoculations this week City health officials have another 38,000 doses in hand, but almost everyone—outside of medical workers and nursing home residents—will have to wait until at least February to get their shots. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/chicago-more-doubling-covid-inoculations-week

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Coronavirus Vaccine Arrives in McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/28/coronavirus-vaccine-arrives-in-mchenry-county/
— Algonquin Township Consolidation Petition Challenger Rebuts Dismissal Motion
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/28/algonquin-township-consolidation-petition-challenger-rebuts-dismissal-motion/
— Partisan Fireworks at McHenry County Board Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/28/mchenrybrd122820/
— Zoom Access to Next Algonquin Electoral Board Hearing on the Algonquin Township Abolition Referendum Petition
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/28/access-to-next-algonquin-electoral-board-hearing-on-the-algonquin-township-abolition-referendum-petition/
— A Safer Illinois General Assembly
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/28/a-safer-illinois-general-assembly/
— Of $600 and the Kennedy Center
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/28/157917/
— From the Desk of John Lopez: Why Flipping NM-02 Important to Me
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/27/lopez122720/
— Sunday Funnies: McHenry Township Board Christmas Eve Emergency Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/27/mchenrytwp122720/
— Pritzker Continues to Announce Grants While Saying He Is Cutting Spending, McHenry County Gets $110,300
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/27/pritzker-continues-to-announce-grants-while-saying-he-is-cutting-spending/
— The Religious Background of Santa Claus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/27/the-religious-background-of-santa-claus/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— FORMER WISCONSIN JUDGE TROUPIS: COURT SYSTEM DEEPLY INTIMIDATED BY THE LEFT.
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/former-wisconsin-judge-troupis-court-system-deeply-intimidated-by-the-left.html
— ILLINOIS CONGRESSMAN CALLS TRUMP AND HIS SUPPORTERS GRIFTERS, CRAZIES, AND EMBARRASSING
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/illinois-congressman-calls-trump-and-his-supporters-grifters-crazies-and-embarrassing.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Dozens’ of House Republicans eye objection to election results: Rep. Mo Brooks – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/28/mo-brooks-says-he-could-see-dozens-house-republica/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Uses Impoundment Control Act to Demand Payments Increase to $2,000 – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-says-he-will-use-impoundment-control-act-to-demand-payments-increase-to-2000_3635100.html
— Trump Urges Supporters to Gather in DC on Jan. 6 – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-urges-supporters-to-gather-in-dc-on-jan-6_3634449.html

THE HILL
— House passes bill boosting stimulus checks to $2,000 – NAOMI JAGODA AND JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/531883-house-passes-bill-boosting-stimulus-checks-to-2000

NEW YORK TIMES
— House Votes to Override Trump’s Veto of Military Bill – Catie Edmondson
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/28/us/politics/house-overrides-trump-veto-military-bill.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Biden accuses Trump appointees of obstructing transition on national security issues – Amy B Wang and Jenna Johnson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-trump-obstruction/2020/12/28/d4dd6e7e-4925-11eb-839a-cf4ba7b7c48c_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— House Votes to Increase Stimulus Checks to $2,000, Override Trump Veto of Defense Bill. Defense measure now goes to Senate, is poised to be first bill to become law over Trump’s objections. – Natalie Andrews and Catherine Lucey
https://www.wsj.com/articles/house-set-to-vote-on-defense-bill-veto-override-2-000-checks-11609168694

FED SMITH
— Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations in the Workplace: What Federal Employees Can Expect – Mathew B. Tully, Esq.
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/12/21/mandatory-covid-19-vaccinations-in-the-workplace-what-federal-employees-can-expect/

NEWSWEEK
— GOP Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Mo Brooks Publicly Spar Over Trump’s Baseless Voter Fraud Claims – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/gop-congressmen-publicly-spar-over-trumps-baseless-voter-fraud-claims-1557535

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 72% of Republicans See Trump As Model for Party’s Future
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/december_2020/72_of_republicans_see_trump_as_model_for_party_s_future

December 27 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Chicago weekend gun violence leaves 14 shot, 4 killed across city
https://abc7chicago.com/14-shot-4-killed-in-chicago-weekend-violence/9108084/
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Population of Illinois 2020: Indiana gains nearly 24K new Hoosiers while IL loses nearly 80K, census data show. Illinois suffered 2nd biggest loss nationwide after New York
https://abc7chicago.com/9092769/
— 6 shot, 3 killed in apparent random shooting at Don Carter Lanes bowling alley in Rockford, IL
https://abc7chicago.com/rockford-shooting-don-carter-lanes-news-illinois/9098774/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats mum on support for Mike Madigan — because self-preservation comes first. – Rich Miller
(DIERSEN: Far too many members of political organizations glorify, praise, pander to, serve as operatives for, serve as dupes for, and/or give money to leaders who they believe have the most clout.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/12/25/22197386/michael-j-madigan-speaker-reelection-illinois-politics-suzanne-ness-janet-yang-rohr-capitol-fax

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The best time to be alive is now – Editorial
(DIERSEN: UIC admitted me in 1966 when I was 17, but because of my demographics, if I was 17 today, I doubt that UIC would admit me today. NIU admitted me in 1969 when I was 20, but because of my demographics, if I was 20 today, I doubt that NIU would admit me today. Loyola admitted me in 1972 when I was 23, but because of my demographics, if I was 23 today, I doubt that Loyola would admit me today. DePaul admitted me in 1976 when I was 27, but because of my demographics, if I was 27 today, I doubt that DePaul would admit me today. IIT admitted me in 1992 when I was 43, but because of my demographics, if I was 43 today, I doubt that IIT would admit me today. The Post Office hired me in 1966 when I was 18, but because of my demographics, if I was 18 today, I doubt that the Post Office would hire me today. Firestone Stores hired me in 1970 when I was 21, but because of my demographics, if I was 21 today, I doubt that Firestone Stores would hire me today. General Motors offered me a job 1971 when I was 22, but because of my demographics, if I was 18 today, I doubt that General Motors would hire me today. IRS hired me in 1971 when I was 22, but because of my demographics, if I was 22 today, I doubt that IRS would hire me today. GAO hired me in 1980 when I was 31, but because of my demographics, if I was 31 today, I doubt that GAO would hire me today. Ever-increasingly, everyone is required/forced to give more preference to those who are minority, female, LGBTQ, younger, and/or veteran. In addition, ever-increasingly, the following demographics are disfavored: conservative, Republican, American, non-poor, gun owner, Protestant, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-2021-great-time-alive-20201227-vvicqn547jduvavcmti6zwvcr4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Financial carnage will be legacy of government’s management – Tom Roeser
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20201227/financial-carnage-will-be-legacy-of-governments-management
— Condoleezza Rice keynote speaker for Barrington event open to all via Zoom – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201226/condoleezza-rice-keynote-speaker-for-barrington-event-open-to-all-via-zoom

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Power to the people: Recall would let citizens hold corrupt politicians accountable – State Sen. Jason Barickman and State Rep. Mark Batinick
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/guest-commentary/guest-commentary-power-to-the-people-recall-would-let-citizens-hold-corrupt-politicians-accountable/article_390bd0b3-5fe4-5d08-8d08-8c394690f7d0.html

HERALD & REVIEW
— Democrats silent on Madigan vote – Rich Miller
https://herald-review.com/opinion/columnists/rich-miller-democrats-silent-on-madigan-vote/article_f93ad7c2-e002-5775-8b60-ad19171b56ba.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County COVID-19 case numbers drop as 175 infections reported Saturday, 3 deaths – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2020/12/26/dupage-county-covid-19-case-numbers-drop-as-175-infections-reported-saturday-3-deaths/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Glencoe Church Leads Hard Conversation About Race – MONIQUE PARSONS
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/suburban-church-leads-hard-conversation-about-race#stream/0

CWB CHICAGO
— More guns seized along Mag Mile as cops continue to confiscate at least 1 a day near famed retail corridor
https://cwbchicago.com/2020/12/more-guns-seized-along-mag-mile-as-cops-continue-to-confiscate-at-least-1-a-day-near-famed-retail-corridor.html

CHICAGO NOW
— Chicago! A City of Big Shoulders or a Ship of Fools /Social Justice or a Cuckoo’s Nest?/Lawbreakers and Victims – BOB ANGONE
http://www.chicagonow.com/just-sayin/2020/12/chicago-a-city-of-big-shoulders-or-a-ship-of-fools-social-justice-or-a-cuckoos-nestlawbreakers-and-victims/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— State Rep.-Elect Suzanne Ness County Board Resignation Effective January 8
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/26/ness122620/
— Deadline for Filing Referenda Petitions Monday, January 4
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/26/referenda122620/

FOX NEWS
— Mitt Romney’s unabashed hatred of Trump blinds him to reality of president’s popularity. Romney seems more comfortable breaking bread with leftist CNN journalists than grassroots Republicans. – David Limbaugh
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/romney-trump-media-david-limbaugh
— Trump accuses McConnell, others in GOP of failing to fight for him. Trump suggested McConnell and Senate Republicans haven’t worked hard enough to assure him a second term. – Dom Calicchio
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-accuses-mcconnell-others-in-gop-of-failing-to-fight-for-him

CIVIL DEADLINE
— New Hampshire Residents Threatened For Supporting President Trump – JOE MULLINS
https://civildeadline.com/new-hampshire-residents-threatened-for-supporting-president-trump/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Urges GOP Senators to ‘Step Up and Fight for the Presidency’ – JANITA KAN
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-urges-gop-senators-to-step-up-and-fight-for-the-presidency_3633397.html

THE HILL
— Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.): Trump will be ‘remembered for chaos and misery and erratic behavior’ if he lets COVID relief expire – ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/531733-toomey-trump-will-be-remembered-for-chaos-and-misery-and-erratic
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Nothing becomes Donald Trump’s presidency like his leaving it.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/531728-nothing-becomes-donald-trumps-presidency-like-his-leaving-it

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Former Bush Official Lashes GOP For Supporting ‘Delusional’ And ‘Unhinged’ Trump. Republicans are patiently playing “political Candyland” as they “continue to coddle and help encourage Donald Trump’s delusion,” complains Elise Jordan.”
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-delusional-unhinged-political-candyland_n_5fe7d4edc5b6acb534586223

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Girl Scouts rebuke Boy Scouts in escalating recruitment war – LARRY NEUMEISTER
https://apnews.com/article/us-news-new-york-trademark-infringement-trademarks-manhattan-00ed4641c60828eefca1c14d57faada3

NBC NEWS
— Democrats promise Biden-era abortion showdown over Hyde Amendment. The decades-old measure, named after an Illinois GOP lawmaker, limits the use of federal funds. – Sahil Kapur
(DIERSEN: To vote for Democrats is to promote abortion.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/democrats-promise-biden-era-abortion-showdown-over-hyde-amendment-n1251619

NEW YORK TIMES
— ‘Vodka in Your Coffee Cup’: When Pandemic Drinking Goes Too Far. Some women are seeking to regain control over their alcohol habits after months of laissez-faire consumption. – Alix Strauss
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/25/nyregion/pandemic-drinking-alcoholism.html

NEW YORK POST
— Northwestern professor Alec Klein: ‘Unfounded #MeToo accusations destroyed my life’ – Dana Kennedy
(DIERSEN: What unfounded accusations have harmed you? In 1974, when I was 25 years old, my Democrat IRS superiors hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my travel vouchers were fraudulent, and in 1978, they hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my education deductions were fraudulent.)
https://nypost.com/2020/12/26/alec-klein-unfounded-metoo-accusations-destroyed-my-life/

NEWSWEEK
— A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “What to Watch for in 2021: Will the Trumps Haunt Us Forever?”
https://www.newsweek.com/what-watch-2021-will-trumps-haunt-us-forever-opinion-1556498

DAILY BEAST
— Diversity Recruiter: Google Fired Me Because I Called It Out on ‘Racist Bullshit’ – Danika Fears
(DIERSEN: Christina Curley would be proud of my Democrat superiors in the federal government. They had great success in getting rid of their employees who were Republican, and especially those who were conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, heterosexual, married, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.thedailybeast.com/diversity-recruiter-april-christina-curley-says-google-fired-her-because-she-flagged-their-racist-bullshit
— Atlantic City Mayor Says Highest Bidder Can Blow Up Trump’s Old Casino – Jamie Ross
(DIERSEN: Mayors have tremendous power to help or harm residents in their municipalities. Overwhelmingly, the residents of municipalities a) glorify and praise those who the mayor glorifies and praises and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who the mayor demonizes, denigrates, and condemns. What are the demographics on those in your municipality who your mayor a) glorifies and praises and b) demonizes, denigrates, and condemns?)
https://www.thedailybeast.com/atlantic-city-mayor-says-highest-bidder-can-blow-up-trumps-old-casino

INQUISITR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Kinzinger Slams Donald Trump For Throwing ‘Tempter Tantrum’ Over Election Results.”
(DIERSEN: Which hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will seek to lead the Illinois Republican Party: Adam Kinzinger, Joe Walsh, Pat Brady? How strongly will they promise to get rid of the 2,446,891 who voted for Trump in Illinois, the 193,611 who voted for Trump in DuPage County, the 20,080 who voted for Trump in Milton Township, and the157 who voted for Trump in my precinct?)
https://www.inquisitr.com/6430140/adam-kinzinger-donald-trump-temper-tantrum/

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
— Justice Department Applauds Passage of the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act
(DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors retaliated against me because I was an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. They did not promote me beyond GS-13, they threw me off audits of IRS, they gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, they always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Previously, because I complained about discrimination, they got rid of my mentor in 1987, they kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and they forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-applauds-passage-criminal-antitrust-anti-retaliation-act

FAST COMPANY
— 3 tips for finding a new job in 2021
(DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government, I charged my Democrat superiors with political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. If I had not done that, they would have promoted me into their Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old. I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.fastcompany.com/90588314/3-tips-for-finding-a-new-job-in-2021
(FROM THE ARTICLE: DON’T TELL THEM WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR Never, ever say something just because you think the interviewer wants to hear it. Be honest about résumé gaps—hiring managers understand that layoffs happen. Be honest about what you know and what you don’t know—they already accepted your résumé based on your skills and experience. Now is the time to talk up that experience, not lie or embellish it.)

GEORGE & GEDULIN
— WHAT PROOF IS NEEDED FOR A RESTRAINING ORDER?
(DIERSEN: In retrospect, with benefit of hindsight, I should have gotten restraining orders against all the defendants in the lawsuits that I filed. I should write a book about all the adverse actions that defendants in lawsuits that I have filed have taken against me.)
https://www.gedulinlaw.com/blog/2017/february/what-proof-is-needed-for-a-restraining-order-/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Think China’s Influence Will Grow Under Biden
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/voters_think_china_s_influence_will_grow_under_biden

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY
— JANUARY 23, 2017 FLASHBACK: Making Life-Changing Decisions – Shahram Heshmat Ph.D
. (DIERSEN: Some of my life-changing decisions are below. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always been extremely critical of all the decisions that I have made.)
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/science-choice/201701/making-life-changing-decisions

— To get student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. My outstanding father died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. My outstanding mother had never attended high school and had never worked outside of the home. My brother was attending high school.

— To always have a job. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. I passed the Post Office employment examination in 1966. I passed the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970. I took a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. The adverse actions that they had taken against me stopped me from finding a job appropriate for someone with my education, work experience, professional certifications, and professional license.

— To be a union member while I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969 and for IRS 1971-1980.

— To accept a job offer from Oldsmobile. In 1971, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that Oldsmobile had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in a) Firestone Stores firing me and b) my accepting a job offer from IRS.

— To claim sick leave in 1968 and 1969 while I worked for the Post Office and to file grievances when those claims were denied, to claim partial-day per-diem while I worked for IRS 1973-1974 and to file a grievance when that claim was denied, and to deduct my educational expenses 1972-1981 and 1992-1997 and to go to Small Claims Tax Court when my 1974-1977 deductions were denied.

— To get a job-related bachelor’s degree. I took college preparatory courses at Crete-Monee High School, got into the upper 20% of my 1966 graduating class, got a score of 24 on the ACT, earned/saved enough money washing dishes for the minimum wage to buy a new car in 1966 to commute to/from classes at UIC from my parents’ home in Crete.

— To qualify myself for better paying jobs. I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree in management from NIU when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees in business, accounting, and finance from Loyola, DePaul, and IIT when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30 (CPA) , 32 (Certified Internal Auditor), 41 (Certified Fraud Examiner), 45 (certified Government Financial Manager), 47 (Certified Financial Services Auditor), and 48 (Forensic Accountant), and c) a job-related professional license (CPA) when I was 32. I passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt. I grandfathered into the other certifications.

— To not pay rent. I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972, a studio condo in downtown Chicago in 1974, and a one bedroom condo in downtown Chicago in 1976. My wife and I bought a home in Wheaton in 1978 and we had one built in Wheaton in 1984. I walked to work at IRS and to graduate business and accounting courses 1974-1978. I recently bought a 20-foot by 40-foot unit at Iron Gate Motor Condos in Naperville.

— To be the subject of a Money Magazine One Person’s Finances article in 1978. Money Magazine a) foisted negative government employee stereo types on me and painted my education deductions as being improper.

— To get married. I got married in 1978. My wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents.

— To save for retirement.

— To buy cars. I bought a 1958 Chevy BelAir in 1964, 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966, 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, 1972 Chevy Corvette in 1971, 1962 Chevy BelAir in 1971, 1974 Dodge Dart in 1973, 1978 Chevy Chevette in 1978, 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale in 1978, 1962 Chevy Impala SS in 1989, 1990 Ford Thunderbird LX in 1989, 1993 Ford Thunderbird in 1993, 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 1n 1994, 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX in 1995, 1997 Chevy Cavalier in 1996, 2005 Chevy Corvette in 2005, 2003 Chevy Cavalier LS in 2010, 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max in 2012, 2016 Ford Mustang in 2016, and 2019 Ford Escape Titanium in 2019. I continue to own the 1972 Corvette, 1996 Thunderbird, 2003 Cavalier, 2005 Corvette, 2013 Charger, Mustang, and Escape.

— To be a gun owner and to not hide that fact.

— To be conservative and to not hide that fact. I have never used pot and I never will. I have never been and never will be a smoker, drinker, or gambler.

— To be a Republican and to not hide that fact.

— To not hide the fact that I was born in 1948, that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, that I am 100% German national origin, that my ancestors have been in America since 1844, that I avoided the draft, that I lived in Crete 1948-1972, and that I have lived in Wheaton since 1978.

— To complain to my Democrat superiors in the federal government about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.

— To became an active member of a class action lawsuit in 1988 when I was 40 years old that charged my Democrat GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.

— To file various lawsuits.

— To become a Republican Precinct Committeeman in 1999, GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000, Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster in 2000 and 2008, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member in 2001, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member in 2003, and TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman in 2005. In 2004, I unsuccessfully ran for MTRO Treasurer.

— To support Republican candidates in primaries and caucuses who can and will defend and advance the Republican Party platform.

— To support Republican candidates who win primary elections or caucuses.

— To promote the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.

— To oppose the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendment, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.

— To not be used, manipulated, or dominated by anyone. To not be anyone’s operative or dupe.

December 26 Morning Edition

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Despite Smooth Election, GOP Leaders Seek Vote Restrictions.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/despite-smooth-election-gop-leaders-seek-vote-restrictions/2402729/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Republicans for unemployment benefits running out.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/12/26/covid-19-unemployment-stimulus/
— Foster Parents Needed As COVID-19 Pandemic Strains Families – Jim Williams
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/12/25/covid-19-foster-parents-needed-pandemic/
— OCTOBER 7, 2015 FLASHBACK: Auto Enthusiasts Get Swanky Car Condos In Naperville
(DIERSEN: A 12’ X 18′ Horizontal Auditorium American Flag will hang 20′ high on the back wall of the 20’ X 40′ Iron Gate Motor Condo in Naperville that I recently bought. My red 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max and my red 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX will be stored there. The ceiling is White and the walls are blue.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/10/07/auto-enthusiasts-get-swanky-car-condos-in-naperville/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— JULY 31, 2020 FLASHBACK: Largest indoor car mural located in Naperville basement garage – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-mural-iron-gate-mural-naperville-st-0802-20200801-uc4i5honx5ea5mnspzwqbfqpvu-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The world’s largest indoor automobile mural is located in the basement garage beneath one the buildings in the Iron Gate Motor Condos in Naperville. The 10,000-square-foot mural titled “Auto-mobility On the Shoulders of Giants” not only is a brief journey through history but depicts the iconic cars of the world and the men who built them. The idea for the grand mural came from Iron Gate developer and founder Tom Burgess, who wanted something to fill the empty concrete walls in the storage garage under the 5 O’Clock Tower, aptly named because the clock always is set to 5 o’clock. Instead of dull gray, Burgess said he wanted to create a colorful and lasting piece for future owners to understand the passion behind the construction of Iron Gate.)
— JANUARY 6, 2017 FLASHBACK: Car condo complex lets auto fanatics mingle, entertain, store collections in luxury – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-iron-gate-condos-st-0108-20170106-story.html
— OCTOBER 14, 2015 FLASHBACK: Luxury car condos double as ultimate man caves – PAMELA DITTMER MCKUEN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/autos/ct-irongate-car-condos-1014-20151013-story.html
— OCTOBER 10, 2015 FLASHBACK: Comfy car condos in Naperville a cozy place for owners, too – GARY GIBULA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-car-condos-st-1009-20151007-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 2021 Mustang Mach-E electric SUV is everything most of us could ask for. The sleek, five-seat newcomer successfully transfers the magic of the Mustang to the vehicle that launches Ford’s transition to electric power. – Mark Phelan
(DIERSEN: I own a 2016 Mustang.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/12/25/22193335/2021-mustang-mach-e-electric-suv-is-everything-most-of-us-could-ask-for

DAILY HERALD
— APRIL 28, 2014 FLASHBACK: Burgess aims for a car in every condo unit
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140428/business/140428808/

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Be aware of where you get your news.”
https://herald-review.com/opinion/columnists/richard-virgin-be-aware-of-where-you-get-your-news/article_7fc9e0af-c06e-53a1-90a0-f9f85dc4605c.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County COVID-19 case numbers decrease as 245 new infections reported Friday, 8 deaths – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2020/12/25/dupage-county-covid-19-case-numbers-decrease-as-245-new-infections-reported-friday-8-deaths/

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— AUGUST 19, 2020 FLASHBACK: World’s Largest Car Mural at Iron Gate Motor Condos
https://www.nctv17.com/news/worlds-largest-car-mural-at-iron-gate-motor-condos/

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— APRIL 21, 2014 FLASHBACK: Motoring condos coming to Naperville
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2014/04/21/motoring-condos-coming-naperville/32369

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Foster goes to head of line for vaccine
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/570339445-foster-goes-to-head-of-line-for-vaccine
— Casten goes to head of line for vaccine
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/570339442-casten-goes-to-head-of-line-for-vaccine

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Was Nashville Explosion Inspired by James Patterson Novel?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/26/was-nashville-explosion-inspired-by-james-paterson-novel/
— McHenry County’s Report on Consolidating Townships with County Government – Full Report
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/26/mchenry-countys-report-on-consolidating-townships-with-county-government/
— Spate of Unemployment Fraud Reports in Huntley
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/26/spate-of-unemployment-fraud-reports-in-huntley/
— GOP Holds Meat Raffle Drawing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/25/157677/
— Steve Reick Reports
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/25/steve-reick-reports-2/
— McConchie’s Christmas Greeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/25/mcconchies-christmas-greeting/
— McHenry County’s Valley Hi Nursing Home Coping with Coronavirus, One Death after Nine Months of None
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/25/valley-hi-nursing-home-coping-with-coronavirus-one-death-after-nine-months-of-none/
— Dave Chapman Explains Why He Is Not Running for Algonquin Township Supervisor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/25/dave-chapman-explains-why-he-is-not-running-for-algonquin-township-supervisor/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump tweet rant rips Congress, Senate Republicans, Supreme Court, Justice Department – S.A. Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/26/trump-tweet-rant-rips-congress-senate-republicas-s/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Jonah Goldberg, a useful idiot for the left – Peter Skurkiss (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization will use Trump’s problems to drive Republicans out of the aforesaid organizations.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/12/jonah_goldberg_a_useful_idiot_for_the_left.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Vulturous Charles Koch Re-Emerges to Oppose Trump’s GOP Influence – Gavin Wax
https://amgreatness.com/2020/12/25/vulturous-charles-koch-re-emerges-to-oppose-trumps-gop-influence/

EPOCH TIMES
— Sen. Rand Paul: Governors Should Never Have Been Allowed to Become ‘Dictators’ – MASOOMA HAQ
https://www.theepochtimes.com/sen-rand-paul-governors-should-never-have-been-allowed-to-become-dictators_3632629.html

THE HILL
— Trump criticizes Senate Republicans ahead of election results vote, urges a ‘fight’ – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/531692-trump-criticizes-senate-republicans-over-election-results-vote-urges

POLITICO
— Anti-Facebook agitators see their moment under Biden. Joe Biden has said he’s no fan of Facebook. Now he has an opportunity to show it as he assumes landmark policy and legal battles against the company. – STEVEN OVERLY
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs work together to get Facebook to do more to get rid of those who voted for Trump once and for all. 2,446,891 voted for Trump in Illinois. 193,611 voted for Trump in DuPage County. 20,080 voted for Trump in Milton Township. 157 voted for Trump in my precinct.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/26/anti-facebook-agitators-biden-era-450347
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Trump era opened the floodgates for Facebook detractors, who accused the world’s largest social network of silencing conservatives on one side, and abetting disinformation about the U.S. election on the other. Now, under Biden, the company’s critics see a prime opportunity to finally tame Facebook — for the sake of election integrity, privacy and fair play in the digital era. Democrats widely accuse Facebook leaders of permitting misinformation to appease Trump and his Republican allies. Biden’s campaign representatives have also lambasted Facebook for choosing not to remove Trump’s misleading claims from their pages and for broadly halting political advertising in the days immediately before and after the Nov. 3 election.)

WASHINGTON POST
— JANUARY 27, 2015 FLASHBACK: DIERSEN HEADLINE: A car-hater says “The myth of the American love affair with cars.” Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives and their dupes hate cars. They see cars as being things that voters use to flee Democrat cities. They see cars as being things that those who have more money than they have buy. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who were furious when I bought a 1958 Chevy BelAir in 1964, 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966, 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, 1972 Chevy Corvette in 1971, 1962 Chevy BelAir in 1971, 1974 Dodge Dart in 1973, 1978 Chevy Chevette in 1978, 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale in 1978, 1962 Chevy Impala SS in 1989, 1990 Ford Thunderbird LX in 1989, 1993 Ford Thunderbird in 1993, 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 1n 1994, 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX in 1995, 1997 Chevy Cavalier 1996, 2005 Chevy Corvette in 2005, 2003 Chevy Cavalier LS in 2010, 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max in 2012, 2016 Ford Mustang in 2016, and 2019 Ford Escape Titanium in 2019.)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/01/27/debunking-the-myth-of-the-american-love-affair-with-cars/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “America’s ICE detention centers need to be abolished.”
https://highschool.latimes.com/university-high-school-2/opinion-americas-ice-detention-centers-need-to-be-abolished/
— When do our personal interests and opinions go too far? – DERINGULER
(DIERSEN: What are your personal interests? My personal interests include American-nameplate cars, and especially Dodge Chargers, Chevy Corvettes, Ford Thunderbirds, and Ford Mustangs.)
https://highschool.latimes.com/university-high-school-2/opinion-when-do-our-personal-interests-and-opinions-go-too-far/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Pope Francis, in Christmas Day Speech, Calls for Equitable Distribution of Covid-19 Vaccines – Francis X. Rocca
https://www.wsj.com/articles/pope-francis-in-christmas-day-speech-calls-for-equitable-distribution-of-covid-19-vaccines-11608898880
— Why We Can’t Stop Longing for the Good Old Days. Neurology and nostalgia help explain why people have always worried that the world is going downhill. – Johan Norberg
(DIERSEN: When were your Good Old Days? My Good Old Days include 1972, 1973, and 1974 when my GAO mentor promoted me to GS-9 (currently $58,672/year), GS-11 (currently $70,987/year), and GS-12 (currently $85,084/year). But then, my Democrat IRS superiors got rid of my mentor and everything went downhill from there. My Good Old Days include 1986, 1987, and 1988 when my GAO mentor got me assigned to audits of IRS and promoted me to GS-13 (currently $101,176/year). But then, my Democrat GAO superiors got rid of my mentor and everything went downhill from there. My Good Old Days include 1970 when I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU, 1976 when I earned an MBA from Loyola, 1980 when I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, and 1997 when I earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT. My Good Old Days include 1979 when I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt and 1981 when I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt and became a licensed CPA. My Good Old Days include 1972, 1974, and 1976 when I bought real estate and 1978 and 1984 when my wife and I bought real estate. My Good Old Days include 1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, etc. when I bought news cars and 1989 and 1994 when bought collector cars. My Good Old Days include every day since I got married in 1978.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-we-cant-stop-longing-for-the-good-old-days-11608958860
— MARCH 3, 2016 FLASHBACK: Storage Units, Now With Space to Cook, Relax and Entertain Traditional industrial park-style storage facilities are giving way to customized spaces with kitchens, reclaimed wood and stylish seating areas. – Candace Jackson
(DIERSEN: I recently bought the 20′ X 40′ unit that served as Mr. Garrison’s indoor basketball court.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/storage-units-now-with-space-to-cook-relax-and-entertain-1457026958

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT
— Look to the future with healthy optimism – Mark A. Mahoney
(DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. What makes it hard for you to be optimistic about the future? For me, it is the ever-increasing success that Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs are having in driving Republicans out of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. The more planks in the Republican Party platform that you support, the harder that they work to drive you out. The more of the following that you are, the harder that they work to drive you out: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, non-veteran, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/wellness/2020/12/14/look-future-healthy-optimism-mahoney/6533810002/

WOBM
— A Closer Look at the ‘Good Old Days’ – Kevin Williams
(DIERSEN: According to Democrats, the Good Old Days were good only for White males. I should write a book about minorities and females who IRS and GAO promoted over me who had less work experience, less education, and/or fewer professional certifications/licenses than I had. In 1971, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that Oldsmobile had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in a) Firestone Stores firing me and b) my accepting a job offer from IRS.)
https://wobm.com/a-closer-look-at-the-good-old-days/

RAW STORY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization will use Trump’s problems to drive Republicans out of the aforesaid organizations.
https://www.rawstory.com/the-gop-needs-to-purge-the-conspiracy-mongers-and-kooks-in-the-party-after-trump-loss-conservative-columnist/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump stain likely to dog officials’ post-administration job prospects.” The federal government should advise its potential new hires that people hate past, present, and future federal employees and that the longer that you are a federal employee, the more that people will hate you.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/26/trump-stain-post-administration-job-prospects