February 17 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Gun reform, flooding and the use of lobbyists are among the top issues being raised by Democrats seeking their party’s nomination for a District 4 seat on the DuPage County Board – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: Democrats defend and advance their platform. If any of these candidates win on November 3, 2020, the Democrat Party will force them to do everything that they can a) to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid and b) to drive individuals, organizations, and companies out of DuPage County District 4 that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200217/firearms-floods-and-lobbyists-top-issues-in-county-board-primary
— Endorsement: Rezin for Republicans in House 14th District
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200215/endorsement-rezin-for-republicans-in-house-14th-district
— FRONT PAGE: Where the sidewalk ends might be far from your Metra station, study finds – Marni Pyke (DIERSEN: A major reason why my wife and I a) bought 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton in 1978 was that we could walk to the College Avenue train station on sidewalks and b) had 915 Cove Court built in Wheaton in 1984 was that we could walk to the Wheaton train station on sidewalks.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200217/where-the-sidewalk-ends-might-be-far-from-your-metra-station-study-finds
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: How suburban police departments are courting minority recruits – Madhu Krishamurthy (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200217/how-suburban-police-departments-are-courting-minority-recruits

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage citizens of foreign countries to seek asylum in America. Democrats intend to use asylum seekers along with those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-immigrants-asylum-seekers-rejected-20200217-x7bczl2dqjef3bx4rvhyzxytda-story.html
— Can courts do more to force FOID card violators to give up their guns? Cook and DuPage counties considering how following Tribune report. – STACY ST. CLAIR, CECILIA REYES, ANNIE SWEENEY and SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-foid-revoke-illinois-gun-laws-courts-20200217-k3cjsh5xsfgfpeelzgc6yimkni-story.html

KCTC
— St. Louis police officer who said he was told to ‘tone down your gayness’ reaches $10M settlement, gets promoted – CNN (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government did not tell me to tone down my opposition to their political affiliation discrimination, their reverse discrimination, their age discrimination, and their retaliation. Instead, they took adverse actions against me. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.) 
https://www.kctv5.com/news/local_news/st-louis-police-officer-who-said-he-was-told-to/article_0ab03400-3d7b-5a40-b6d9-c343ec021fc8.html

WGIL
— REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE ESTHER JOY KING MAKING THE ROUNDS IN 17TH DISTRICT
https://www.wgil.com/2020/02/17/republican-congressional-candidate-making-the-rounds-in-17th-district/

DEPAULIA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to destroy Republicans, and especially to destroy Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, non-veteran, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://depauliaonline.com/46501/news/depaul-faculty-diversity-upsets-but-doesnt-shock/

DAILY ILLINI
— Illinois FOID cards violate Second Amendment rights – MATTHEW KRAUTER
https://dailyillini.com/opinions/2020/02/17/foid-cards-violate-second-amendment-rights/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— ICE Arrests Man in Union Station That Illinois Department of Corrections Refuses To Turn Over Voluntarily, Blasts State Sanctuary Policy
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/16/ice-arrests-man-in-union-station-that-illinois-department-of-corrections-refuses-to-turn-over-voluntarily-blasts-state-sanctuary-policy/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS POLITICIANS MOVE TO REQUIRE $1M OF INSURANCE FOR FOID CARD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/illinois-politicians-move-to-require-1m-of-insurance-for-foid-card.html

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— New 1776 Project Aims to Counter ‘Lethal’ Narrative of 1619 Project – Cole Carnick (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that Democrats blame you, blame your parents, blame your grandparents, blame your great grandparents, and blame the rest of your ancestors for all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.) 
https://freebeacon.com/issues/new-1776-project-aims-to-counter-lethal-narrative-of-1619-project/

BREITBART
— ‘I Have White Advantage, Male Advantage, Straight Advantage’ – Woke Archbishop Brands Own Church ‘Racist’ – JACK MONTGOMERY (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who are White, male, older, heterosexual, and/or non-poor who demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who are White, male, older, heterosexual, and/or non-poor to curry favor with those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, and/or poor?) 
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/02/16/i-have-white-advantage-male-advantage-straight-advantage-woke-archbishop-brands-own-church-institutionally-racist/

TOWNHALL
— Trump World Is Wrong To Criticize Mike Bloomberg On Stop And Frisk – Scott Morefield
https://townhall.com/columnists/scottmorefield/2020/02/17/trump-world-is-wrong-to-criticize-mike-bloomberg-on-stop-and-frisk-n2561414

PJ MEDIA
— Trump Thrills Daytona 500 Fans and Gives New Meaning to ‘Flyover Country’ – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/the-morning-briefing-trump-thrills-daytona-500-fans-and-gives-new-meaning-to-flyover-country/

THE HILL
— Sanders hits Bloomberg for trying ‘to buy the presidency’ – JOHN BOWDEN
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/483330-sanders-hits-bloomberg-for-trying-to-buy-the-presidency

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Democratic hopefuls now test strength among minority voters – AP (DIERSEN: To get votes from members of the following groups, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs promise to use government to give them preference: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.lowellsun.com/2020/02/16/democratic-hopefuls-now-test-strength-among-minority-voters/

YAHOO NEWS
— Sanders Highlights Jewish Faith in Video: Campaign Update – Emma Kinery (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government used against me the fact that I had been baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran. They also used against me the fact that I was 100% German American, conservative, Republican, White, male, born in 1948, non-poor, a gun owner, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844.) 
https://news.yahoo.com/sanders-highlights-jewish-faith-video-022834513.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Black Families Came to Chicago by the Thousands. Why Are They Leaving? There is an exodus of African-Americans from Chicago. – Julie Bosman
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/16/us/black-families-leaving-chicago.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats take aim at Bloomberg on stop-and-frisk, treatment of women – Felicia Sonmez, Robert Costa and Lena H. Sun 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/democrats-take-aim-at-bloomberg-on-stop-and-frisk-treatment-of-women/2020/02/16/453738a2-50d5-11ea-9e47-59804be1dcfb_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to destroy Republicans, and especially to destroy Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, non-veteran, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/diversity-is-the-democrats-strength–and-their-challenge/2020/02/16/abf84ca4-4f70-11ea-9b5c-eac5b16dafaa_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Survivors of Church Shootings Run as Gun-Rights Candidates Three men in Texas are seeking public office in March’s Republican primaries – Elizabeth Findell
https://www.wsj.com/articles/survivors-of-church-shootings-run-as-gun-rights-candidates-11581849000
— The Agony of the Democrats Bernie Sanders is riding the intellectual currents that the party and its elites have nurtured. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/agony-of-the-democrats-11581723656
— Bloomberg Buys the Democratic Elite Putting dollar signs in the eyes of activists is not the same as catching fire with the voting public. – Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bloomberg-buys-the-democratic-elite-11581717660

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— A second term for Trump seems more possible than ever. But what would it look like?
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/02/donald-trump-second-term-predictions.html

FORBES
— 4 Ways Young Adults Can Make And Save Money During College – Robyn D. Shulman (DIERSEN: I worked part-time for the Park Forest Post Office while I attended college. That enabled me to graduate debt-free from NIU in 1970 when I 21 years old owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/robynshulman/2020/02/16/4-ways-young-adults-can-make-and-save-money-during-college/#605e1e543024
— How To Get Ahead In Your Career – Amy Blaschka (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on destroying everyone around them to get ahead. I would focus on those in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/amyblaschka/2020/02/17/how-to-get-ahead-in-your-career-by-letting-go/#2a5c04181697

BUSINESS WEEKLY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to destroy Republicans, and especially to destroy Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, non-veteran, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.fwbusiness.com/fwbusiness/article_103e5f72-f92e-5df1-93cc-7300320b2c3b.html

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW
— Select Staffing to Pay $199,500 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit (DIERSEN: In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/select-staffing-to-pay-199500-to-settle-eeoc-sexual-harassment-suit

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT
— Age biggest barrier to career progression, survey finds – Maggie Baska (DIERSEN: If you are a federal employee who is Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, your career is over if you do not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/news/articles/age-biggest-barrier-career-progression-survey-finds

YAHOO FINANCE
— The 3 biggest barriers to your dream job are all out of your control – Jessica Yun (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, at least in Illinois, being the following are “barriers:” Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/3-job-barriers-linkedin-010725525.html

February 16 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PHOTO: In a state that knows its Democrats, will Bloomberg gain traction? – Marni Pyke (DIERSEN: To be a Democrat in Illinois is to be someone who promotes dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200215/in-a-state-that-knows-its-democrats-will-bloomberg-gain-traction

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrats should avoid the Michael Bloomberg temptation – ROSS DOUTHAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-nyt-michael-bloomberg-democrats-20200216-czm43vujq5djloijoccvkbpx2u-story.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois GOP leader urges strong party turnout for Trump – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: What is your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain going to do to promote Republican turnout in your precinct? I am going to hand-deliver an envelope to every home in my precinct that has at least one Republican or one Independent voter that contains a copy of the sample ballot for my precinct with my precinct letter in the blank space, a copy of a form to request a Republican mail-in ballot, and campaign literature from all the Republican candidates who provided me with their campaign literature.) 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200215/bernard-schoenburg-illinois-gop-leader-urges-strong-party-turnout-for-trump

HERALD & REVIEW
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Word ‘queer’ increasingly popular among millennials, teens – Nara Schoenberg
https://herald-review.com/lifestyles/family/word-queer-increasingly-popular-among-millennials-teens/article_f4feda35-28d8-5d4e-b18d-2a336018f379.html

SOUTHERN
— Southern Illinois lawmakers push package of bills to address FOID card renewal delays – Molly Parker
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/southern-illinois-lawmakers-push-package-of-bills-to-address-foid/article_172da1b2-1809-505e-adb7-056dbe659eee.html

WGLT
— GOP Senate Hopefuls Seek McLean County Support – JOE DEACON (DIERSEN: Since 2000, Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs in the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), Illinois Republican Party (IRP), TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC), Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC), American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Midwest Chapter (MC), etc. have hinted/implied/argued/shouted at Republican candidates that they should not only not seek my support, but that they should destroy me. Needless-to-say I should write a book about past and present Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs in the MTRO, DCRCC, IRP, TAPROOT, WCC, ICRC, AAPC MC, etc.)
https://www.wglt.org/post/gop-senate-hopefuls-seek-mclean-county-support#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-06/IL-14: Chicago Tribune Endorses Jeanne Ives and Sue Rezin
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/15/il-06-il-14-chicago-tribune-endorses-jeanne-ives-and-sue-rezin/
— IL-14: Sue Rezin Endorsed by Daily Herald
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/15/il-14-sue-rezin-endorsed-by-daily-herald/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Angela Merkel and the Destruction of German Democracy – Jared Peterson
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/02/angela_merkel_and_the_destruction_of_german_democracy.html
— How to wake the media up about Trump – J.B. Shurk
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/how_to_wake_the_media_up_about_trump.html
— Bloomberg is buying up so many campaign operatives that down-ballot Dem campaigns unable to find staff – Thomas Lifson (DIERSEN: What do you say to campaign operatives in Republican primaries who focus on destroying those who do not support their boss? I should write a book about such campaign operatives.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/bloomberg_is_buying_up_so_many_campaign_operatives_that_downballot_dem_campaigns_unable_to_find_staff.html

BREITBART
— Pirro: Left Needs Illegal Immigrant Votes for Power — ‘They’ve Lost the Vote of Law-Abiding Americans’ – Jeff Poor
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/02/15/pirro-left-needs-illegal-immigrant-votes-for-power-theyve-lost-the-vote-of-law-abiding-americans/
— 6.1 Million Individuals Off Food Stamps Under Donald Trump – Katherine Rodriguez
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/02/15/6-1-million-individuals-off-food-stamps-under-donald-trump/

EPOCH TIMES
— The Divided States of America – Adrian Norman (DIERSEN: Democrats focus on turning minorities against Republicans who are White. Democrats focus on turning women against Republicans who are male. Democrats focus on turning younger people against Republicans who are older. Democrats focus on turning those who are not married against Republicans who are married. Democrats focus on turning LGBTQers against Republicans who are heterosexual. Democrats focus on turning those who have less money against Republicans who have more money. Democrats focus on turning those who are not retired against Republicans who are retired. Democrats focus on turning non-Protestants against Republicans who are Protestant. Democrats focus on turning non-German Americans against Republicans who are German American. Democrats focus on turning liberals and moderates against Republicans who are conservative. Democrats focus on turning veterans against Republicans who are not veterans. Democrats focus on turning those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against Republicans whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-divided-states-of-america_3236069.html
— Bloomberg Announces Labor Plan Promising $15 Minimum Wage – JANITA KAN (DIERSEN: If jobs that do not require any education, work experience, or skill should pay $15/hour, what should jobs that require a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, professional certification, and professional license pay?)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/bloomberg-announces-labor-plan-promising-15-minimum-wage_3239367.html

BLUE LIVES MATTER
— Student Says ‘Too Many White People’ Are Using UVA’s Multicultural Center
https://defensemaven.io/bluelivesmatter/news/video-student-says-too-many-white-people-are-using-uva-s-multicultural-center-b6qEFp5KNkyo-zZ7suxhyg/2020-02-16T10:38:47.3928380Z/Rucw5u8hHkmHTo8lVF-XaA

YAHOO NEWS
— Over 1,000 Alleged Oracle Employees Have Signed a Petition Demanding Founder Larry Ellison Cancel a Trump Fundraiser – Madeleine Carlisle
https://www.yahoo.com/news/over-1-000-alleged-oracle-203736293.html

UNION LEADER
— Long before Trump, we were a divided people – Patrick Buchanan (DIERSEN: Democrats focus on turning minorities against Republicans who are White. Democrats focus on turning women against Republicans who are male. Democrats focus on turning younger people against Republicans who are older. Democrats focus on turning those who are not married against Republicans who are married. Democrats focus on turning LGBTQers against Republicans who are heterosexual. Democrats focus on turning those who have less money against Republicans who have more money. Democrats focus on turning those who are not retired against Republicans who are retired. Democrats focus on turning non-Protestants against Republicans who are Protestant. Democrats focus on turning non-German Americans against Republicans who are German American. Democrats focus on turning liberals and moderates against Republicans who are conservative. Democrats focus on turning veterans against Republicans who are not veterans. Democrats focus on turning those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against Republicans whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.unionleader.com/opinion/columnists/patrick-buchanan-long-before-trump-we-were-a-divided-people/article_de32b406-82d5-5d64-aa36-a816b43af716.html

BUCKS COUNTY COURIER TIMES
— An informed electorate will choose Trump – Janet O’Neill (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want you to know only what they tell, no more, and no less. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.) 
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/opinion/20200212/guest-opinion-informed-electorate-will-choose-trump

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, employers a) will not hire you, retain you, or promote you and b) will get rid of you.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stephanieburns/2020/02/16/how-to-love-your-lgbt-team-members/#632d8eb04716

February 15 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— What’s to blame for public corruption in Illinois? The Democrats’ total control I truly believe the power the Democrats to draw a supermajority, gerrymandered map is the root of the corruption we are seeing now. – State Sen. Bill Brady
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/15/21139136/illinois-general-assembly-gerrymandering-public-corruption-mike-madigan-bill-brady-j-b-pritzker

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— How parents of LGBTQ tweens and teens are navigating sleepovers – DANIELLE BRAFF (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, LGBTQ activists will succeed in getting LGBTQ elected officials to destroy their constituents who do not promote LGBTQ activity in their a) municipal district, b) municipality, c) township, d) county, e) state, and f) country. To elect or appoint an LGBTQ official is to destroy their constituents who do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/sc-fam-lgbtq-tween-teen-sleepovers-0218-20200214-yz6qf4gcmfegdfquktuimrzmby-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Grainger earns top score on 2020 Corporate Equality Index (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Grainger officially announce that it will no longer hire members of the following groups and that it is immediately firing members of the following groups: those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, non-poor people, gun owners, draft avoiders, German Americans, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200214/grainger-earns-top-score-on-2020-corporate-equality-index
— Demonizing rich won’t solve our problems – John Malec, Bensenville
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200213/demonizing-rich-wont-solve-our-problems
— Trump ignores AG Barr’s request to stop tweeting about DOJ – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200214/news/302149941/
— David Brown: Candidate Profile
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200214/david-brown-candidate-profile

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Madigan’s ‘opponents’ won’t commit – Rich Miller
https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/columnists/rich-miller-madigan-s-opponents-won-t-commit/article_e118602f-eb42-522a-9fdd-78ed70a9aa5b.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200215/trumps-words-bullied-kids-scarred-schools

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— ‘Fingerprinting does not stop evil people’: Rep. Davidsmeyer blasts state police-backed FOID plan
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Davidsmeyer-battling-FOID-fingerprint-bill-15057224.php

HERALD & REVIEW
— Gun owners’ gripe with state legit – Editorial (DIERSEN: Stoners should not be allowed to own guns, to drive vehicles, etc.)
https://herald-review.com/opinion/editorial/our-view-gun-owners-gripe-with-state-legit/article_af330c1c-7598-52b9-b53b-e704b16a8c0b.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Teacher unions: Children terrified by active shooter drills – PAT EATON-ROBB
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/teacher-unions-children-terrified-by-active-shooter-drills/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois gun bill would prohibit certain insurance coverage – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/02/illinois-gun-bill-would-prohibit-certain-insurance-coverage/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Sanctuary city slap down as feds pursue penalties for ‘shielding of aliens’ – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: Which of those who run your municipality, township, and county reject America’s immigration laws? Which promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid? I should write a book about those who run Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County who promote the aforesaid.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/15/sanctuary-city-slap-down-as-feds-pursue-penalties-/
— Changing definition of ‘sex’ since ERA was written poses thorny legal issues Transgender movement did not even exist when amendment drafted in 1972 – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/15/lgbtq-push-equal-rights-amdt-creates-legal-mess-pr/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Rush Limbaugh comments show challenge for Pete Buttigieg as a gay candidate – Naomi Lim (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, LGBTQ activists will succeed in getting LGBTQ elected officials to destroy those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/rush-limbaugh-comments-show-challenge-for-pete-buttigieg-as-a-gay-candidate

AMERICAN THINKER
— A Utah Senate committee unanimously approved a bill to decriminalize polygamy – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/a_utah_senate_committee_unanimously_approved_a_bill_to_decriminalize_polygamy.html

BREITBART
— TREASONOUS: Pete Buttigieg to Illegal Immigrant: ‘I View This as Your Country’ – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/14/pete-buttigieg-illegal-immigrant-view-this-your-country/
— Flip-Flop: Amy Klobuchar Says English Should Not Be Official Language of U.S. – KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ (DIERSEN: Those who want to destroy America do not want English to be its official language.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/02/15/flip-flop-amy-klobuchar-says-english-should-not-be-official-language-of-u-s/
— WSJ: No Sex ‘Spectrum’ Beyond Male and Female – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://www.breitbart.com/science/2020/02/14/wsj-no-sex-spectrum-beyond-male-and-female/
— Virginia House Democrats Walk Out as Pastor Delivers Prayer Condemning Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/14/virginia-house-democrats-walk-out-as-pastor-delivers-prayer-condemning-abortion-same-sex-marriage/

CHRISTIAN POST
— ‘Making Hate Pay’: New book documents corruption, scandals at Southern Poverty Law Center ‘Making Hate Pay’: New book documents corruption, scandals at Southern Poverty Law Center – Michael Gryboski (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, SPLC promotes hatred of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.christianpost.com/books/making-hate-pay-book-documents-corruption-scandals-southern-poverty-law-center.html

TOWNHALL
— The Queer Community Isn’t Happy With Mayor Pete – Beth Baumann (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, LGBTQ activists will succeed in getting LGBTQ elected officials to destroy their constituents who do not promote LGBTQ activity in their a) municipal district, b) municipality, c) township, d) county, e) state, and f) country. To elect or appoint an LGBTQ official is to destroy their constituents who do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/02/15/huh-buttigieg-faced-lgbtq-protestors-during-a-fundraiser-in-san-francisco-n2561380

NEWSMAX
— GOP Vermont Gov Backs Weld Over Trump in Primary – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/vermont-gop-governor-billweld/2020/02/15/id/954266/

THE HILL
— Trump unleashed: President moves with a free hand post-impeachment – BRETT SAMUELS AND MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/483163-trump-unleashed-president-moves-with-a-free-hand-post-impeachment
— Democratic rivals sharpen attacks as Bloomberg rises – JONATHAN EASLEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/483185-democratic-rivals-sharpen-attacks-as-bloomberg-rises
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage Blacks to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/equality/483154-new-guide-serves-as-a-coming-out-resource-for-black-lgbtq

NEW YORK TIMES
— A Presidency Increasingly Guided by Suspicion and Distrust – Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman (DIERSEN: My being disappointed by so many candidates who I have helped elect since 2000 discourages me from helping elect candidates now and in the future. I should write a book about those who have disappointed me the most. I would focus on those who once elected have promoted LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. I would focus on those who have taken adverse actions against me. I would focus on those who helped end my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster service, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership, etc. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, for all of your problems, for all of my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/15/us/politics/trump-distrust-paranoia.html

NEW YORK POST
— As Bloomberg’s VP, Hillary Clinton could get revenge against Trump: Goodwin – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2020/02/15/as-bloombergs-vp-hillary-clinton-could-get-revenge-against-trump-goodwin/
— Hollywood is using victimhood to sell us bad entertainment (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at members of the following groups that they are victims of Republicans: those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://nypost.com/2020/02/15/hollywood-is-using-victimhood-to-sell-us-bad-entertainment/

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage Blacks to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiewareham/2020/02/15/one-in-five-black-trans-youth-attempt-suicide/#1a84715043b3

HARVARD POLITICAL REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity. 
http://harvardpolitics.com/online/the-gayby-boom/

LGBTQ NATION
— Vladimir Putin says he won’t allow for LGBTQ families or marriages in Russia The longtime Communist leader told reporters that he’s considering a constitutional amendment that would ensure that all parents of children “will be dad and mum.” – Juwan J. Holmes (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity want to get rid of Putin.)
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/02/vladimir-putin-says-wont-allow-lgbtq-families-marriages-russia/

February 14 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— More choices for U.S. House: Ives, Bansal, Rezin, Miller
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-us-house2-quigley-ives-davis-londrigan-rezin-20200214-hssynnayavdw7k3m3jfhblk6um-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Trump administration to deploy elite Border Patrol agents to sanctuary cities, including Chicago and New York – CAITLIN DICKERSON AND ZOLAN KANNO-YOUNGS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-elite-border-patrol-agents-sanctuary-cities-20200214-6ky533y57rd4lojo73p725i6me-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting, Tragic: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-legal-weed-addison-rolling-meadows-20200214-esbbzitaize2xoufaz4hvtqyza-story.html
— Attorney General William Barr’s declaration of independence from Trump – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-barr-trump-stone-mccabe-20200214-xwazrnlup5bzln4kiu2ymonv5q-story.html
— A man with a revoked gun license killed his 18-month-old son in Joliet. Here’s how he and thousands of others slipped through the system. – STACY ST. CLAIR, CECILIA REYES, ANNIE SWEENEY and SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-foid-revocations-henry-pratt-shooting-illinois-gun-laws-20200213-scqbb6tlencwdkv3r4p2ygrxde-story.html
— Amazon plan for Old Chicago site uncertain after longtime Bolingbrook mayor objects. Will e-commerce giant wait him out? – Ryan Ori
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/ryan-ori/ct-biz-amazon-warehouse-bolingbrook-mayor-ryan-ori-20200214-gs46mw4qkzhizjzojtz7xu77di-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls on well-heeled City Club of Chicago audience to help fight poverty: ‘We the people must solve it’ – Gregory Pratt (DIERSEN: The Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms promote poverty and crime.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-chicago-poverty-city-club-20200215-wttabmphffhcjcpk24ezlvvada-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Running for Cook County judge (but not so anyone would know it) The practice of putting up sham candidates, running not to win but to confuse voters to benefit the Democratic Party’s pick, goes back decades in Cook County politics. – John Seasly 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/14/21137832/maureen-oleary-bonnie-mcgrath-cook-county-judge-democratic-party
— Madigan, Pritzker, Burke spent over $3M in campaign money on lawyers last year, and they’re not alone Illinois politicians paid $5.3 million in legal fees out of their political funds in 2019 for reasons including criminal investigations and litigation, records show. – Robert Herguth, Tim Novak, and Lauren FitzPatrick
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/14/21136609/madigan-pritzker-burke-campaign-funds-legal-bills
— ENDORSEMENT: Pat O’Brien for state’s attorney in Cook County Republican primary O’Brien’s long resume and insider’s understanding of the office would make him a credible challenger to Kim Foxx even if Jussie Smollett had never set foot in our town.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/14/21128477/endorsement-patrick-obrien-cook-county-states-attorney-2020-republican-primary-election

DAILY HERALD
— McHenry Township votes to become a gun sanctuary – Nabiha Asim
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200214/mchenry-township-votes-to-become-a-gun-sanctuary
— Jeffrey Mack: Candidate profile
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200214/jeffrey-mack-candidate-profile
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting, Tragic: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200214/recreational-pot-licenses-granted-to-addison-rolling-meadows-shops
— Democratic candidates say they will work with others on DuPage County Board – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200214/democratic-candidates-say-they-will-work-with-others-on-county-board-
— Kane County candidates differ on bridge toll plan, future pot dispensaries – Harry Hitzeman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200214/kane-county-candidates-differ-on-bridge-toll-plan-future-pot-dispensaries

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— New IRS migration numbers confirm flight of Illinois’ wealthy The governor says his “fair tax” is getting a great reception. Tell that to the Illinoisans leaving for Florida, Indiana, Texas and Wisconsin. – MARK GLENNON
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/new-irs-migration-numbers-confirm-flight-illinois-wealthy

ABC7
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot looks to housing programs in effort to wipe out poverty – Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/mayor-lightfoot-lays-out-plan-to-end-poverty-in-chicago/5932199/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting, Tragic: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/02/14/two-more-same-site-dispensaries-approved-for-chicago-suburbs/

WTTW
— 2020 Voter Guide to the Primary Election
https://news.wttw.com/elections/voters-guide/2020

CENTER SQUARE
— Analysis details how Illinois Republicans lost ground in Illinois – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can/will defend/advance their platform. Ever-increasingly, Illinois Republican Party (IRP) leaders fail/refuse to defend/advance the IRP platform and the Republican Party platform. Most commonly, they fail/refuse to defend/advance the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. Most commonly, they fail/refuse to oppose the promotion of LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun control, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can/will defend/advance their platform.) 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/analysis-details-how-illinois-republicans-lost-ground-in-illinois/article_eb389b50-4e83-11ea-919c-235ecf9c7ef7.html

COOK COUNTY RECORD
— New filing: Assertion that Pritzker was never told of racial discrimination in his campaign organization ‘provably false’ – Scott Holland 
https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/525075415-new-filing-assertion-that-pritzker-was-never-told-of-racial-discrimination-in-his-campaign-organization-provably-false

GLEN ELLYN LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
— Candidate Forum: Republican Candidates for Illinois 6th Congressional District
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wrh10qIw6w&feature=youtu.be

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Defund Planned Parenthood
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/14/message-of-the-day-a-tee-shirt-241/ 
— IL-06/IL-14: House Votes to Eliminate ERA Ratification Date Restrictions
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/14/il-06-il-14-house-votes-to-eliminate-era-ratification-date-restrictions/ 
— Democratic Party State Rep. Candidate Suzanne Ness (Skillicorn District) Gets Deeper into Mike Madigan’s Debt
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/14/democratic-party-state-rep-candidate-suzanne-ness-gets-deeper-into-mike-madigans-debt/ 
— U.S. News and World Report Picks Up Jack Franks Sexual Misconduct Story
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/14/u-s-news-and-world-report-picks-up-jack-franks-sexual-misconduct-story/ 
— Steve Reick Wants Local Control of DCFS Functions
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/14/steve-reick-wants-local-control-of-dcfs-functions/
— Skillicorn Mailing Draws Schofield Response
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/14/skillicorn-mailing-draws-schofield-response/ 
— Judge Justin Hansen Gets Good Grades from Fellow Lawyers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/14/judge-justin-hansen-gets-good-grades-from-fellow-lawyers/ 
— Jack Franks Declares He Has Done No Wrong
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/14/jack-franks-declares-he-has-done-no-wrong/

CAPITOL FAX
— Despite ISP’s post-Aurora shooting efforts, “revoked FOID cardholders who have not accounted for their guns rose 14 percent”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/14/despite-isps-post-aurora-shooting-efforts-revoked-foid-cardholders-who-have-not-accounted-for-their-guns-rose-14-percent/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: How would you react to paid political advertisements on GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and on www.gopillinois.com ?
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/14/mike-invests-in-black-american-futures/

AMERICAN THINKER
— It was Obama, not Trump, who weaponized government against political opponents – Jack Hellner
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/it_was_obama_not_trump_who_weaponized_government_against_political_opponents.html

BREITBART
— Investors’ Report Admits Florida E-Verify Prods Employers to Raise Wages – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2020/02/14/investors-report-admits-florida-e-verify-prods-employers-to-raise-wages/

TOWNHALL
— The Coronavirus and Open Borders – John P. Warren
https://townhall.com/columnists/johnpwarren/2020/02/14/the-coronavirus-and-open-borders-n2561341

FEDERALIST
— Media Will Never Understand The Country So Long As They Keep Hating Trump Voters The mainstream media will spend a lot of effort this year reporting on Trump voters, but very little effort trying to understand or empathize with them. – John Daniel Davidson (DIERSEN: The mainstream media is overwhelmingly anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/14/media-will-never-understand-the-country-so-long-as-they-keep-hating-trump-voters/

PJ MEDIA
— Washington’s War on ‘Sanctuary States’ Intensifies – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/washingtons-war-on-sanctuary-states-intensifies/
— Media Is Complicit in Leftist Violence Against Trump Supporters – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/the-morning-briefing-media-is-complicit-in-leftist-violence-against-trump-supporters/

CANADA FREE PRESS
— Trump Demands Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities – Matthew Vadum
https://canadafreepress.com/article/trump-demands-justice-for-victims-of-sanctuary-cities

HILLSDALE COLLEGIAN
— Disinviting Romney from CPAC sows division among Republicans, Conservatives – Quin Colhour
http://hillsdalecollegian.com/2020/02/disinviting-romney-from-cpac-sows-division-among-republicans-conservatives/

THE HILL
— Support for government accountability shouldn’t be a casualty of impeachment drama – NILMINI RUBIN AND ZACH GRAVES (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the Democrats who have run GAO since 1980. I would focus on how they wasted my GAO career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. I would focus on how they used Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, budgeting, work assignment policies, performance expectation setting policies, performance appraisal policies, promotion policies, etc. to 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. Extremely few GAO employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.) 
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/483147-support-for-government-accountability-shouldnt-be-a-casualty-of-impeachment
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Government Accountability Office (GAO) usually works hard to avoid political controversy. But the agency’s recent legal decision vaulted the nonpartisan agency into the center of impeachment politics. The GAO asserted that the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) violated the law when it withheld millions in funding from the Department of Defense that Congress appropriated for security aid authorized by the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI). In the wake of the GAO’s legal decision, conservatives should resist the temptation to dismiss the GAO as another creature of the swamp. In fact, Congress’s watchdog is one of taxpayers’ best tools for holding a dysfunctional government accountable while addressing the nation’s long-term governance challenges.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— Border Patrol Will Deploy Elite Tactical Agents to Sanctuary Cities Agents from a special tactical team that normally confronts smugglers on the border are being sent to sanctuary cities across the country. – Caitlin Dickerson and Zolan Kanno-Youngs (DIERSEN: Because of this, will the Democrats who run Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois officially declare war on America?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/us/Border-Patrol-ICE-Sanctuary-Cities.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump bucks Barr’s request to stop tweeting about Justice Dept., declaring a ‘legal right’ to seek intervention in criminal cases – Matt Zapotosky and John Wagner (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that if my claims had merit, Republicans George Bush, Dennis Hastert, Peter Fitzgerald, and Henry Hyde would have intervened in Diersen v. GAO. GAO works for Congress. The Democrats who ran GAO wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. My critics/opponents stress a) that Bush was President while my lawsuit against GAO was pending, b) that Fitzgerald, was my U.S. Senator while the lawsuit was pending, c) that Bush and Fitzgerald appointed the judge in the lawsuit and the attorney who represented GAO, d) that Hastert was the Speaker of the House while the lawsuit was pending, and e) that Hyde was my U.S. Representative while the lawsuit was pending. My critics/opponents ignore Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois and use the aforesaid to hint/imply/argue/shout that because Republican elected officials did not come to my defense, a) that my claims had no merit and b) that GAO wasted my career and got rid of me because I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. In my defense, I stress that Bush, Hastert, Fitzgerald, and Hyde did little or nothing a) to defend or advance the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform or b) to show that they opposed patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, or retaliation.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-appears-to-escalate-standoff-with-attorney-general-and-justice-dept-declaring-on-twitter-a-legal-right-to-influence-criminal-cases/2020/02/14/8c152c36-4f2f-11ea-bf44-f5043eb3918a_story.html
— Roger Stone asks for new trial in sealed motion, one day after Trump accused jury forewoman of bias – Spencer S. Hsu and John Wagner (DIERSEN: What percent of the jury pool in Chicago is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/roger-stone-asks-for-new-trial-in-sealed-motion-one-day-after-trump-accused-jury-forewoman-of-bias/2020/02/14/1e36e412-4f65-11ea-9b5c-eac5b16dafaa_story.html

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Bloomberg Edges Ahead in Democratic Presidential Race
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/bloomberg_edges_ahead_in_democratic_presidential_race

WINDY CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: How soon, if not already, will your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America officially banish all residents, organizations, companies, governments, etc. that do not promote LGBTQ activity?
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/March-7-fundraiser-set-for-Elgins-first-Pride-Parade-and-Festival/67955.html

LGBTQ NATION
— Donald Trump says he’d vote for a gay candidate like Pete Buttigieg – Alex Bollinger (DIERSEN: Of course, those who promote LGBTQ activity in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, in Illinois, in America, and in the world are overjoyed about this. They will use this to get rid of once and for all those who do not promote LGBTQ activity in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, in Illinois, in America, and in the world.)
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/02/donald-trump-says-hed-vote-gay-candidate-like-pete-buttigieg/

February 14 Morning Edition

ABC7
— The costly side of Illinois’ new marijuana trade that can’t be revealed – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff
https://abc7chicago.com/the-costly-side-of-illinois-new-marijuana-trade-that-cant-be-revealed-/5929486/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-2/14/2020

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Judy Baar Topinka fed the FBI tips for years on possible corruption in the west suburbs, records show   Her conversations with federal agents started when she was a newspaper reporter and continued when the longtime Republican state office-holder moved into politics. – Mary Norkol 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/14/21125248/judy-baar-topinka-corruption-secret-investigations-fbi-files
— More than corn in Indiana? Illinois needs to stop driving residents next door Chicago and Illinois can’t tax their way out of this crisis. The only way property taxes can go down is for lawmakers to get the state’s biggest expense — public pensions — under control. – Orphe Divounguy
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/13/21136612/illinois-property-taxes-indiana-migration-home-prices

DAILY HERALD
— Endorsement: Curran for Republicans in U.S. Senate primary
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200213/endorsement-curran-for-republicans-in-us-senate-primary
— Bob Grogan: Candidate profile
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200214/bob-grogan-candidate-profile

WBEZ
— A Year Ago, The Aurora Shooting Exposed Loopholes In Illinois Gun Policy. What’s Changed Since? – Patrick Smith
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/what-did-the-aurora-shooting-change-about-illinois-gun-policy/e1e76ea2-dbf3-4d04-8069-3626002709ea

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Legislation seeks to make McHenry County township consolidation law statewide – DREW ZIMMERMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/02/13/legislation-seeks-to-make-mchenry-county-township-consolidation-law-statewide/ag63jki/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Democrats, Republicans call for new way to draw political maps – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200213/democrats-republicans-call-for-new-way-to-draw-political-maps
— ISP director calls for passage of bill to fingerprint gun owners – Doug Finke 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200213/isp-director-calls-for-passage-of-bill-to-fingerprint-gun-owners

TIMES
— Redistricting reform gets bipartisan push Lawmakers want constitutional amendment on November ballot – REBECCA ANZEL and BEN ORNER
https://www.mywebtimes.com/2020/02/14/redistricting-reform-gets-bipartisan-push/ajsj73v/

NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMES
— Democrat threatens to arm himself against ‘tyranny’ if Trump is reelected – Dan Carden
https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/nwi-democrat-threatens-to-arm-himself-against-tyranny-if-trump/article_6eca2ddb-7e26-57c0-86f0-67ce78d395fe.html

RIVER BENDER
— Madison County Board Members Endorse John Barberis in Candidacy for Illinois Supreme Court
https://www.riverbender.com/articles/details/madison-county-board-members-endorse-john-barberis-in-candidacy-for-illinois-supreme-court-39838.cfm

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Communication Is A Contentious Issue in Tazewell Auditor’s Race – TIM SHELLEY
https://www.peoriapublicradio.org/post/communication-contentious-issue-tazewell-auditors-race#stream/0

WIFR
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Local-health-experts-explain-marijuana-use-vs-abuse–567856691.html

CHICAGO PATCH
— City Hall ‘Do Not Rehire’ List Omits Chicago Hall of Shamers For Your Reading Pleasure: Top Cop Eddie Johnson, 191 police officers, 22 firefighters among those blacklisted from scoring city jobs. – Mark Konkol (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What will put you on the do-not-hire list in Democrat/Libertarian/Green/RINO Illinois? ANSWER: Oppose patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination.)
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/city-hall-do-not-rehire-list-omits-chicago-hall-shamers

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— How much more will DuPage County residents pay in income taxes?
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/525274820-analysis-how-much-more-will-dupage-county-residents-pay-in-income-taxes

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— BECKMAN: DRAG QUEEN STORY HOURS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/beckman-drag-queen-story-hours.html
— THE GOSPEL OF SOCIALISM? POPE FRANCIS DECRIES TAX CUTS FOR THE WEALTHY AS SINFUL (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always wanted me to pay more taxes.) 
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/the-gospel-of-socialism-pope-francis-decries-tax-cuts-for-the-wealthy-as-sinful.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Dems’ ‘most electable’ claims largely a red herring, polls show – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who hint/imply/argue/shout that the MORE of the following that you are, the LESS electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, draft avoider, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/12/democratic-presidential-candidates-electability-re/
— James Carville fires back after Bernie Sanders calls him ‘hack’: ‘At least I’m not a communist’ – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/13/james-carville-fires-back-after-bernie-sanders-cal/
— New Hampshire bounce: Bernie Sanders grows lead over Joe Biden in new poll – S.A. Miller 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/13/bernie-sanders-grows-lead-over-joe-biden-new-hamps/
— Former White House chief of staff John Kelly unloads on Trump Former general critiques Trump on Vindman, N. Korea and immigration – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/13/john-kelly-unloads-president-trump/
— 1 year after Illinois shooting, police push gun-fee hike – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/13/1-year-after-illinois-shooting-police-push-gun-fee/
— Bernie Sanders: Would be ‘divisive’ if candidate with a plurality of delegates didn’t get nomination – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/13/bernie-sanders-would-be-divisive-if-candidate-plur/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Children will achieve as much as we expect of them – Ian Rowe (DIERSEN: When you were in high school, were you viewed as being “college material.” I was not. Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I just barely made into the upper 20% of my class. My ACT score was only 24. I was 1-A for draft notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease ). I spent my junior and senior years in high school and the summer in between washing dishes.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/children-will-achieve-as-much-as-we-expect-of-them
— Acknowledging slavery’s limits in defining America – John Wood (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Republicans for the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/acknowledging-slaverys-limits-in-defining-america

GOPUSA
— Rush Limbaugh Sets Off Firestorm With Buttigieg Kiss Remarks
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=84834
— 39% Of GOP Voters Say Mitt Romney Should Be Expelled From Republican Party (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to destroy the Republican Party in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=84747

AMERICAN THINKER
— Bernie Sanders’s Rise is Like Death Knocking on America’s Door – John Eidson
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/02/bernie_sanderss_rise_is_like_death_knocking_on_americas_door.html

BREITBART
— Illegal Alien in U.S. for 20 Years Avoids Deportation in ‘Sanctuary’ Church – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/13/illegal-alien-in-u-s-for-20-years-takes-sanctuary/

CNS NEWS
— Rep. Jackson Lee: Welfare Work Requirements Reinforce Belief That Blacks, Immigrants ‘Are Lazy’ – Susan Jones
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/washington/susan-jones/rep-jackson-lee-welfare-work-requirements-reinforce-belief-blacks

CHRISTIAN POST
— Pastor opens Democrat-controlled Virginia House with prayer opposing abortion, gay marriage Pastor opens Democrat-controlled Virginia House with prayer opposing abortion, gay marriage – Michael Gryboski
https://www.christianpost.com/news/pastor-opens-democrat-controlled-virginia-house-with-prayer-opposing-abortion-gay-marriage.html

DAILY CALLER
— Here’s What The Lead Roger Stone Juror Said During Jury Selection – CHUCK ROSS (DIERSEN: What percent of the jury pool in Chicago is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/13/roger-stone-jury-selection/

TOWNHALL
— Poll: Majority of Florida Hispanics Support Mandatory E-Verify – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/02/13/poll-majority-of-florida-hispanics-support-mandatory-e-verify-n2561319

THE HILL
— Trump maintains he can intervene in cases after Barr urges him to curb tweeting – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/483088-trump-maintains-he-can-intervene-in-cases-after-barr-urges-him-to
— Trump reveals he would vote for a gay presidential candidate – MARINA PITOFSKY (DIERSEN: The more religious, government, political, and/or financial clout that LGBTQers have, the more that LGBTQ activists force them to use their clout to get rid of individuals like me, organizations like TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity. LGBTQ activists, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois have always worked very hard to get rid of me. They crow that I am no longer a TAPROOT chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. They stress how those who run MTRO, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc. treat me.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/483062-trump-reveals-he-would-vote-for-a-gay-presidential-candidate

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Trump campaigns as a 2nd Amendment warrior – AAMER MADHANI
https://www.lowellsun.com/2020/02/11/trump-campaigns-as-a-2nd-amendment-warrior/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs focus on destroying traditional marriage and the traditional family.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/13/opinion/sunday/marriage-housework-gender-happiness.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The Democratic primary is a real-time demonstration of the hierarchy of oppression How did the most diverse field in history wind up like this? – David Dennis, Jr.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/02/14/democratic-primary-is-real-time-demonstration-hierarchy-oppression/

WEEK
— How America made a mess of measuring poverty – Jeff Spross (DIERSEN: Obviously, you are not poor if you spend money on booze, gambling, pot, and/or other vices. Obviously, eventually, you will be poor if you spend money on booze, gambling, pot, and/or other vices.)
https://theweek.com/articles/895710/how-america-made-mess-measuring-poverty

VOX
— Trump: The economy is the best in history. Also Trump: We need to cut raises for federal workers. The president is shamelessly trying to have it both ways. – Aaron Rupar
https://www.vox.com/2020/2/13/21136131/trump-federal-workers-cut-pay-raises-federal-budget

ECONOMIST
— Immigration to America is down. Wages are up Are the two related?
https://www.economist.com/united-states/2020/02/13/immigration-to-america-is-down-wages-are-up

BANKRATE
— How much you should have in savings at each life stage – Scott B. Van Voorhis
https://www.bankrate.com/banking/savings/how-much-do-you-need-in-savings-retirement-emergency-fund/
(ACCORDING TO THIS ARTICLE: You should have $66,470 saved for retirement at age 30, $277,728 at age 40, $596,538 at age 50, and $643,792 at age 60.)

STREET BLOG USA
— Anti-Car Dems Don’t Have a Presidential Candidate If you believe in breaking car culture, you won’t find a 2020 candidate committed to doing it. – Kea Wilson (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are anti-car.)
https://usa.streetsblog.org/2020/02/13/anti-car-dems-dont-have-a-presidential-candidate/

LSE
— Comparing incomes can make us unhappy – but it may depend on whom we’re comparing ourselves to. – Laura Kudrna (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always accused me of being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2020/02/14/comparing-incomes-can-make-us-unhappy-but-it-may-depend-on-whom-were-comparing-ourselves-to/

February 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— President Trump, Bloomberg exchange mean tweets
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-bloomberg-exchange-mean-tweets/5927607/
— Attorney General Barr blasts Trump’s tweets: ‘Impossible for me to do my job’
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/barr-blasts-trumps-tweets-impossible-for-me-to-do-my-job/5928549/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— OUTSTANDING: Bill introduced to pull funds from states that give driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants – Adam Shaw
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/bill-introduced-to-pull-funds-from-states-that-give-drivers-licenses-to-illegal-immigrants

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Advocates, lawmakers make push to change Illinois redistricting process before lines are set for another decade – ANTONIA AYRES-BROWN and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-redistricting-amendment-20200214-ahwa2gzanbebtflnypct4hpvbe-story.html
— Legislative Ethics Commission deadlock over report on alleged wrongdoing points to party-line voting inspector general’s office says is a problem – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-legislative-ethics-inspector-general-20200213-6rci2z5slrgrxfkzwv2o7bzyja-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: A Chicago developer wants to open a marijuana grow facility on the Far South Side – ALLY MAROTTI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-chicago-marijuana-grow-facility-20200213-bmhoarnoifhtvgpw47txeqwan4-story.html
— In booming times, Democrats sell misery – NOLAN FINLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-democrats-trump-wrong-strategy-finley-20200213-cxcnasmfwfd27hoauinudk3ece-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Fired CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson and ousted Law Department spokesman land on city’s do-not-hire list Better Government Association CEO David Greising says putting Johnson on the list can probably be justified, though including Bill McCaffrey is more questionable and might warrant a fresh look at the criteria. – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What will put you on the do-not-hire list in Democrat/Libertarian/Green/RINO Illinois? ANSWER: Oppose patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/2/12/21135395/eddie-johnson-mccaffrey-law-department-spokesman-city-do-not-hire-list-lightfoot
— ENDORSEMENT: Jim Oberweis for Congress in 14th District Republican primary Oberweis has evolved a bit. He remains a staunch conservative, but he seems slightly more inclined to work across party lines.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/13/21131444/endorsement-jim-oberweis-congress-14th-district-2020-republican-primary-election-house-rep
— ENDORSEMENT: Krishna K. Bansal for Congress in 11th District Republican Primary Bansal, with his stronger grasp of the issues and extensive record of public service, is the better bet to defeat a Democrat in the fall.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/13/21067792/endorsement-krishna-bansal-congress-11th-district-republican-primary-rick-laib-bill-foster

DAILY HERALD
— Lawmakers want Fair Maps Amendment on November ballot – Rebecca Anzel and Ben Orner
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200213/lawmakers-want-fair-maps-amendment-on-november-ballot
— Franks tells McHenry County Board: ‘I’ve done nothing wrong’ – Drew Zimmerman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200213/franks-tells-mchenry-county-board-ive-done-nothing-wrong
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Oakton Community College offering free workshops for craft marijuana growers
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200213/oakton-community-college-offering-free-workshops-for-craft-marijuana-growers

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Forecast on video-gambling’s popularity actually a bit low – John Dey (DIERSEN: Gambling is a vice.)
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-forecast-on-video-gambling-s-popularity-actually-a/article_dc93e645-965f-537b-a880-f8bbe9633c08.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/ray-lahood-still-backing-biden-president#stream/0

WFIL
— Williamson Co. mother removes son from school after being told LGBTQ ‘was okay’ before new law takes effect 
https://wfilnews.simdif.com/page-1985899.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Illinois Officials Are Looking for Your Guns If You Don’t Have a FOID Card
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/13/illinois-officials-are-looking-for-your-guns-if-you-dont-have-a-foid-card/ 
— McConchie among Legislators Calling for Less Partisan Remap
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/13/mcconchie-among-legislators-calling-for-less-partisan-remap/
— Search Warrant Blurs Jack Franks’ Image
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/13/search-warrant-blurs-jack-franks-image-2/
— IL-06/IL-14: Chicago Sun-Times Endorses Dr. Jay Kinzler, Jim Oberweis
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/13/il-06-il-14-chicago-sun-times-endorses-dr-jay-kinzler-jim-oberweis/ 
— Nothing to See Here. Move Along.
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/13/nothing-to-see-here-move-along/ 
— IL-14: Like Him or Not, Jeff Ward Brings Out Worst in Catalina Lauf
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/13/il-14-like-him-or-not-jeff-ward-brings-out-worst-in-catalina-lauf/ 
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis’ Second Commercial
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/il-14-jim-oberweis-second-commercial/

CAPITOL FAX
— Southern Illinois mother pulls her son out of public school after LGBTQ history lesson
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/13/southern-illinois-mother-pulls-her-son-out-of-public-school-after-lgbtq-history-lesson/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump says Mike Bloomberg reminds him of ‘Low Energy’ Jeb Bush – Tom Howell Jr. 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/13/donald-trump-says-mike-bloomberg-reminds-him-low-e/

BREITBART
— Poll: 6-in-10 Florida Voters, Majority of Hispanics Back Mandatory E-Verify – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/13/poll-6-in-10-florida-voters-majority-of-hispanics-back-mandatory-e-verify/
— Trump’s Pentagon Secures $3.8B to Build 177 Miles of Border Wall – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/13/trumps-pentagon-secures-3-8b-to-build-177-miles-of-border-wall/

DAILY WIRE
— Bernie Lashes Out At Top Dem Strategist James Carville For Saying He’s Too Extreme – Paul Bois
https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-bernie-lashes-out-at-top-dem-strategist-james-carville-for-saying-hes-too-extreme

FEDERALIST
— Jury Foreman In Roger Stone Case Was Trump-Hating Russia Collusion Hoaxer – Tristan Justice (DIERSEN: What percent of the jury pool in Chicago is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/ray-lahood-still-backing-biden-president#stream/0

THE HILL
— House Democrats’ immigration bill would use tax dollars to import crime to America – NOLAN RAPPAPORT
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/482910-house-democrats-immigration-bill-would-use-tax-dollars-to-import-crime-to

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Fire sale: An Iran plant makes the US flags protesters burn – NASSER KARIMI and MOHAMMAD NASIRI
https://www.lowellsun.com/2020/02/10/fire-sale-an-iran-plant-makes-the-us-flags-protesters-burn/

NEW YORK TIMES
— In Amazon’s Bookstore, No Second Chances for the Third Reich – David Streitfeld
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/09/technology/amazon-bookstore-nazis.html

FORBES
— Why Many Professionals In Their Late 30s, 40s And 50s Are Not Benefiting From The Tight Job Market – Jack Kelly
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2020/02/13/why-many-talented-professionals-in-their-late-30s-40s-and-older-are-not-participating-in-the-so-called-hot-job-market/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Legislators Urged to Declare CNN and Washington Post ‘Fake News’ – Ed Kilgore (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/02/legislator-declares-cnn-and-washington-post-fake-news.html

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW
— Just a Reminder: Your Employees May be Recording You (DIERSEN: If I had recorded what my Democrat GAO superiors said to me to force me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, I would have won Diersen v. GAO.)
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/just-reminder-your-employees-may-be-recording-you

February 13 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Milton Township Republican Organization monthly meeting Wednesday evening, February 12, 2020, at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream: Past and present candidates, elected officials, and party leaders who attended this outstanding meeting included: Almiron, Breen, Corrigan, Falbo, Felice, Galvin, Grogan, Heidorn, Holan, Jensen, Kinzler, Krupa, LeVan, Mack, McGowen, Monino, Nathwani, Pcolinski, Senka, Veenstra, and Whelan. Attendees included Baker, Bohn, Carlson, Cherry, Cooper, Dangelo, Fawell, Fitzpatrick, Lofgren, Marquardt, McCarthy, McNeily, Menna, Ryan, Shaw, Slinger, Smith, and Tatro. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

NBC5
— Smollett Case Reopens Arguments About Race, Class in Chicago – Don Babwin
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/smollett-case-reopens-arguments-about-race-class-in-chicago/2218557/?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_CHBrand

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ENDORSEMENT: Jim Oberweis for Congress in 14th District Republican primary Oberweis has evolved a bit. He remains a staunch conservative, but he seems slightly more inclined to work across party lines. (DIERSEN: Since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted at Republican candidates who have lost races in Illinois, including Oberweis, that me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails caused all their losses.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/13/21131444/endorsement-jim-oberweis-congress-14th-district-2020-republican-primary-election-house-rep
— ENDORSEMENT: Krishna K. Bansal for Congress in 11th District Republican Primary Bansal, with his stronger grasp of the issues and extensive record of public service, is the better bet to defeat a Democrat in the fall.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/13/21067792/endorsement-krishna-bansal-congress-11th-district-republican-primary-rick-laib-bill-foster

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Oh, for the love of Mike. The fear of Bernie has pushed Democratic bosses over the edge. – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-bernie-sanders-democrats-panic-kass-20200213-5h23ymxy3bcmdleiyel3yd7tc4-story.html
— Hundreds attend burial in South Bend for fetuses stored in Will County garage by late abortion doctor Ulrich Klopfer – MEREDITH COLIAS-PETE (DIERSEN: Each one of those fetuses was created by a man and a woman. They should have attended the burial.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-fetus-hill-burial-st-0213-20200212-ey672ghbkfeilcxp7d22wihsxa-story.html
— The word queer, used by actress Jameela Jamil when she came out last week, is increasingly popular among millennials and teens – Nara Schoenberg
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-queer-meaning-jameela-jamil-tt-02112019-20200212-3q6zi2cz7fhk7oukhgtanhg5yu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: America-haters side with America-haters. White-haters side with White haters. Men-haters side with men-haters. Heterosexual-haters side with heterosexual-haters. Older-people haters side with older-people haters. Trump-haters side with Trump-haters. Protestant-haters side with Protestant haters. Conservative-haters side with conservative-haters. Republican-haters side with Republican haters. Rich people-haters side with rich-people haters. German American-haters side with German American-haters. Draft avoider-haters side with draft avoider haters. Those who hate those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time side with those who hate those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2020/2/12/21135560/senn-high-school-mary-beck-go-back-country

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURES: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, pot pushers push pot. Ever-increasingly, newspapers act as full-time pot pushers.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200213/why-recreational-pot-supply-is-falling-short-of-demand-in-illinois
— DuPage awards $100,000 to nonprofit groups to help fight the opioid epidemic – Katlyn Smith (DIERSEN: Why not $100,000 to fight the government-promoted booze, gambling, and pot epidemics?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200212/dupage-awards-100000-to-nonprofit-groups-to-help-fight-the-opioid-epidemic
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters encourage all the citizens of all the foreign countries of the world that are minority, female, and/or younger and who have financial, health, and/or other problems to claim asylum in America.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200213/judge-releases-crystal-lake-central-high-student-detained-by-ice-on-bond
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What percent of LWV members are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200213/at-100-league-still-has-work-to-do-to-expand-voting
— GOP rivals in 14th Congressional race fend off questions about weaknesses – James Fuller (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that being the following are weaknesses: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200213/gop-rivals-in-14th-congressional-race-fend-off-questions-about-weaknesses
— Krishnamoorthi criticized for attending Modi reception – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200212/krishnamoorthi-criticized-for-attending-modi-reception

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— 1,500 Amazon jobs? No thanks, says Bolingbrook mayor Amazon wants to build an 825,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Bolingbrook that would employ 1,500 people. “I told them I wouldn’t support it when they met with us,” said Mayor Roger Claar. “Then they closed two weeks later.” – ALBY GALLUN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/1500-amazon-jobs-no-thanks-says-bolingbrook-mayor

WTTW
— Crain’s Headlines: Bolingbrook Mayor Won’t Support Amazon Plan
https://news.wttw.com/2020/02/12/crain-s-headlines-bolingbrook-mayor-won-t-support-amazon-plan

WBEZ
— Former Illinois Feds Troubled By Trump’s Roger Stone Tweets And DOJ Response – Dave McKinney, Tony Arnold (DIERSEN: What percent of the jury pool in Chicago is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/former-illinois-feds-troubled-by-trumps-roger-stone-tweets-and-doj-response/93c81620-2089-4d6f-acf4-a1cdb7c88314

NPR ILLINOIS
— Klobuchar’s 3rd Place Finish In New Hampshire ‘Shocked The Establishment’ – BOBBY ALLYN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/klobuchars-3rd-place-finish-new-hampshire-shocked-establishment#stream/0
— The Push For Paid Family Leave Grows Stronger – MAUREEN FOERTSCH MCKINNEY (DIERSEN: Virtually all my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government had spouses and/or children to support. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that employees who had dependents should get preference over employees like me who never had dependents.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/push-paid-family-leave-grows-stronger#stream/0

JOLIET PATCH
— Will County To Expedite Some Cannabis Offense Expungements – Dave Byrnes (DIERSEN: What do you want expunged from your record? I want the adverse actions taken against me by the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, GAO, IRS, Post Office, Google, Facebook, etc. to be expunged.) 
https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/will-county-expedite-some-cannabis-offense-expungements

CENTER SQUARE
— Interim report shows Illinois budget wasn’t balanced despite claims from elected officials – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/interim-report-shows-illinois-budget-wasn-t-balanced-despite-claims/article_f1ad1e9a-4dcd-11ea-b3cc-9f03729e6c20.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Dream Congressional Match-Up: Jeanne Ives vs. The Squad – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/02/dream-congressional-match-up-jeanne-ives-vs-the-squad/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Record ratings: Americans ‘better off’ in Trump era – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/12/inside-the-beltway-record-ratings-americans-better/
— Trump’s retreat on E-Verify called special interest ‘takeover’ of immigration agenda Jared Kushner preparing 600-page immigration proposal – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout at Trump that he can get illegals to vote for him by throwing Americans under the bus.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/12/trump-retreat-e-verify-called-takeover-immigration/

FOX NEWS
— Roger Stone jury foreperson’s anti-Trump views surface, raising new questions about his trial and conviction (DIERSEN: What percent of the jury pool in Chicago is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.foxnews.com/us/roger-stone-jury-forepersons-anti-trump-views-surface-raising-new-questions-about-his-trial-and-conviction

AMERICAN THINKER
— In Virginia legislature, Democrats walk out on black pro-life, defense-of-marriage pastor – Catharine Evans (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will those who run your municipal district, your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America walk out, that is, officially protest, those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/in_virginia_legislature_democrats_walk_out_on_black_prolife_defenseofmarriage_pastor.html

DAILY CALLER
— Flashback: Bloomberg Called For Americans To ‘Get Behind’ Trump In 2017 – SHELBY TALCOTT
https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/12/flashback-mike-bloomberg-donald-trump-unity/

FEDERALIST
— Mike Bloomberg Is Not A Racist, And Neither Is Trump – David Marcus (DIERSEN: People who are called racist today should sue those who call them racist. Being called a racist today is like being called a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s. Ever-increasing, Democrats make it clear that they want to get rid of once and for all those who are called racist and are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/12/mike-bloomberg-is-not-a-racist-and-neither-is-trump/

NEWS BUSTERS
— NYT Accuses Trump of ‘Hijacking’ the News Cycle With Accurate Bloomberg Quotes – Clay Waters
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/02/12/ny-times-accuses-trump-hijacking-news-cycle-accurate-mike-bloomberg

THE HILL
— How the left’s brand of diversity promotes division – MIKE GONZALEZ
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/482651-how-the-lefts-brand-of-diversity-promotes-division

POLITICO
— ‘Really shocking’: Trump’s meddling in Stone case stuns Washington Alarmed veterans of the Justice Department said the legal system was entering uncharted territory. – NATASHA BERTRAND and DANIEL LIPPMAN (DIERSEN: What percent of the jury pool in Chicago is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/12/trump-roger-stone-justice-department-114684

NEW YORK TIMES
— As a Post-Impeachment Trump Pushes the Limits, Republicans Say Little Having expressed confidence that impeachment might chasten the president, senators are now watching as he purges perceived enemies and publicly pushes for a lenient sentence for a friend. – Nicholas Fandos and Catie Edmondson
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/12/us/politics/trump-senate-republicans.html
— As Sanders Rises, Some Democrats Are Jittery About Possible Consequences Mr. Sanders’s victory in the New Hampshire primary and his strengths in the 2020 race are worrying moderates who fear he could cost Democrats the presidency and the House in the fall. – Jeremy W. Peters, Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Kate Kelly
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/12/us/politics/bernie-sanders-democrats.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Affirmative Action is hurting more than helping – MEGAN HACKBARTH
https://highschool.latimes.com/los-altos-high-school/opinion-affirmative-action-is-hurting-more-than-helping/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Moderate Democrats Stress Over Crowded Center Lane There is no single centrist rival to front-runner Bernie Sanders, and party leaders are bracing for a protracted nomination fight – Ken Thomas and Natalie Andrews (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Political parties should not only be able to, but should be required to, stop candidates from running who reject planks in their party’s platform. I should write a book about candidates who the Republican National Committee, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc. should have stopped from running.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/moderate-democrats-stress-over-crowded-center-lane-11581545988
— FRONT PAGE: Education Department Investigating Harvard, Yale Over Foreign Funding Officials accuse schools across U.S. of soliciting funds from foreign governments, companies known to be hostile to the country – Kate O’Keeffe (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs love countries that are hostile to America.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/education-department-investigating-harvard-yale-over-foreign-funding-11581539042
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Virtually all my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government had spouses and/or children to support. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that employees who had dependents should get preference over employees like me who never had dependents.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/i-feel-very-torn-between-my-child-and-my-daddemands-intensify-for-the-sandwich-generation-11581507999
— GAO Warns 2020 Census Isn’t Ready Census Bureau is behind in recruiting workers and testing online systems for count, Government Accountability Office says – Janet Adamy
https://www.wsj.com/articles/watchdog-warns-2020-census-faces-challenges-11581522486

TEXAS TRIBUNE
— Trump endorses in three competitive Texas congressional primaries – PATRICK SVITEK (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who focus on destroying those like me who refuse to destroy their candidates’ primary opponents. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and Illinois Center Right Coalition. For all the candidates who ran in contested primaries on ballots for my precinct since 2000, I would write about those who focused on destroying me because I refused to destroy their candidates’ primary opponents.) 
https://www.texastribune.org/2020/02/12/donald-trump-endorses-three-texas-congressional-republican-primaries/

POST REGISTER
— Idaho House committee advances affirmative action ban – AP (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs use Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about those in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who use AA, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans like me.)
https://www.postregister.com/news/government/idaho-house-committee-advances-affirmative-action-ban/article_448ae116-4320-516d-a8a1-99e7656a6a92.html

NEW YORKER
— HOW THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION USES THE “HIDDEN WEAPONS” OF IMMIGRATION LAW – Isaac Chotiner (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs use the “hidden weapons” of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, that is, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/how-the-trump-administration-uses-the-hidden-weapons-of-immigration-law

NEWSWEEK
— RUSH LIMBAUGH RIPS BUTTIGIEG’S CAMPAIGN, SAYS ‘AMERICA’S NOT READY TO ELECT GAY GUY KISSING HUSBAND ON DEBATE STAGE’ – JEFFERY MARTIN 
https://www.newsweek.com/rush-limbaugh-rips-buttigiegs-campaign-says-americas-not-ready-elect-gay-guy-kissing-husband-1487091
— AMY KLOBUCHAR ONCE WANTED TO BUILD A FENCE AT THE BORDER—WHERE DOES SHE STAND NOW? – CHANTAL DA SILVA
https://www.newsweek.com/amy-klobuchar-border-wall-fence-trump-immigration-policies-1487117

YAHOO FINANCE
— 30 Jobs That Aren’t Worth Their Education Requirements – Alexandria Bova (DIERSEN: I should write a book a) about the outstanding on-the-job and in-house training that IRS and GAO provided me and b) about how the Democrats who ran IRS and GAO wasted that training by wasting my career and forcing me to retire.) 
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/30-jobs-aren-t-worth-105512563.html

February 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— New Hampshire primary: Sanders edges Buttigieg, giving Dems 2 front-runners – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/sanders-edges-buttigieg-in-nh-giving-dems-2-front-runners/5923715/

NBC5
— Sanders’ Narrow Win Ups Pressure on Moderates to Coalesce Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s primary by less than 2 points, raising questions about his ability to broaden his coalition beyond his most loyal supporters – Julie Pace
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/sanders-narrow-win-ups-pressure-on-moderates-to-coalesce/2217833/
— What the New Hampshire Primary Results Could Mean for Dems – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/what-the-new-hampshire-primary-results-could-mean-for-dems/2218077/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Census Bureau is at risk of not being ready for 2020 count, according to new report – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-census-bureau-not-ready-20200212-qwlzmwidzjdurkbw52yiorf7me-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ENDORSEMENT: Tommy Hanson for Congress in 5th District Republican primary
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/12/21123199/endorsement-tommy-hanson-congress-5th-district-republican-primary-election-2020-kimball-ladien
— Can we survive the internet? No internet, no Russian trolls. Also, in all likelihood, no President Trump. Mere journalism of the traditional kind hardly stands a chance. – Gene Lyons
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/2/12/21135370/conspiracy-theories-internet-russian-trolls-2020-presidential-election-gene-lyons
— Pot shops should pay workers $20 an hour, offer profit sharing, proposed benefits agreement says The Cannabis Equity Illinois Coalition says 75% of dispensary employees should meet social equity criteria, including having lived in an area adversely affected by the drug war or a pot-related criminal record. – By Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/2/12/21135244/chicago-dispensaries-marijuana-cannabis-equity

DAILY HERALD
— Ives, Kinzler debate in 6th Congressional GOP primary
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200212/watch-live-ives-kinzler-debate-in-6th-congressional-gop-primary
— DuPage County clerk says $100,000 in bonuses needed to help keep staff – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200212/dupage-county-clerk-says-100000-in-bonuses-needed-to-help-keep-staff
— College of DuPage kicks off Black History Month celebration
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200211/college-of-dupage-kicks-off-black-history-month-celebration
— Barrington-area GOP group aims for “fresh and bold” direction – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200212/barrington-area-gop-group-aims-for-x201cfresh-and-boldx201d-direction

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Video gambling magnate sues Illinois Gaming Board Rick Heidner and his firm, Gold Rush Amusements, are suing for $4 million, claiming a gaming board employee leaked private financial and personal information to federal agencies. – SARAH ZIMMERMAN 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/law/video-gambling-magnate-sues-illinois-gaming-board

HERALD NEWS
— Will County officials explore proposing changes to election law – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/02/11/will-county-officials-explore-proposing-changes-to-election-law/a5s4p81/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Curtis McCall on the merger of Alorton, Centreville, Cahokia and the township – DERIK HOLTMANN
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article240229481.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— More Evidence That Jim Oberweis Is Leading in the 14th District Republican Congressional Primary Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/more-evidence-that-jim-oberweis-is-leading-in-the-14th-district-republican-congressional-primary-election/ 
— IL-6: Ives on New Hampshire Results
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/il-6-ives-on-new-hampshire-results/ 
— IL-14: Jerry Evans Releases Position Paper on Taxes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/il-14-jerry-evans-releases-position-paper-on-taxes/ 
— IL-14: Lopez, “Correcting” Rank the Bollingbrook Debate
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/il-14-lopez-correcting-rank-the-bollingbrook-debate/
— Judge Justin Hansen Stays on the Ballot, Dems Lose Ballot Access Case
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/justin-hansen-stays-on-the-ballot-dems-lose-ballot-access-case/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Case dismissed against township resident arrested for attending public meeting – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/02/case-dismissed-against-township-resident-arrested-for-attending-public-meeting/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— IFI Voter Guide – 6th Congressional District 
https://illinoisfamily.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/USC-6.pdf

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SANDERS & AOC SEEK DISASTROUS SOCIALIST REVOLUTION THAT WOULD DEVASTATE AMERICA
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/sanders-aoc-seek-disastrous-socialist-revolution-that-would-devastate-america.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly. Tax Policy should encourage marriage and homeownership. 
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/kempa-illinois-democrats-compassion-for-millionaires.html
— ROSSI: MAGA HAT WELCOMED AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/rossi-maga-hat-welcomed-at-chicago-auto-show.html

AMERICAN THINKER
— Do the Poor Remain Poor? – William Sullivan
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/02/do_the_poor_remain_poor.html

BREITBART
— Zuckerberg’s Cheap Labor Group Claims E-Verify in Florida Will Spur Recession – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/11/zuckerbergs-cheap-labor-group-claims-e-verify-in-florida-will-spur-recession/
— Pete Buttigieg Leads Democrat Delegate Count Despite Losing Popular Vote – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/12/pete-buttigieg-leads-democrat-delegate-count-despite-losing-popular-vote/
— Concerned Women for America CEO: ‘Trump Is Positively Impacting the Lives of Millions of Women’ – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/12/concerned-women-for-america-ceo-trump-is-positively-impacting-the-lives-of-millions-of-women/
— Amnesty: Amy Klobuchar Promises Welcome for World’s Migrants – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/12/amnesty-amy-klobuchar-promises-to-reopen-border-to-asylum-migrants/

DAILY CALLER
— Foreign Volunteers For Bernie Sanders Have Contacted Thousands Of American Voters – ANDREW KERR
https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/12/sanders-foreign-phone-bank/

TOWNHALL
— Gallup: Are You Better Off Today Than You Were Four Years Ago? Americans: Hell Yes. – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2020/02/12/gallup-are-you-better-off-today-than-you-were-four-years-ago-americans-hell-yes-n2561203

NEW YORK TIMES
— Moderate Democrats Fear Bernie Sanders Could Cost Them the House Lawmakers who flipped Republican districts in 2018 worry that a democratic socialist at the top of the ticket could doom their re-election chances. – Sheryl Gay Stolberg
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/12/us/politics/democrats-fear-bernie-sanders.html

February 12 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage everyone to wear protest hairstyles.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-black-hair-discrimination-crown-act-20200212-z352bi2onrduladoztrf3qc4jm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ENDORSEMENT: Gordon (Jay) Kinzler for Congress in 6th District Republican primary Kinzler is a principled conservative who continues to serve as a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/12/21127057/endorsement-gordon-jay-kinzler-congress-6th-district-republican-primary-jeanne-ives-sean-casten
— An old codger ponders the fate of America in the time of Trump  The old man looked me straight in the eye when I told him our country had never faced a crisis like this. “I’ve seen worse,” he said. – Phil Kadner 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/2/11/21133367/trump-phil-kadner-column-vietnam-civil-rights
— Sexual harassment allegations against Cook County employee lead to workplace restrictions  The restricted employee works in the county’s Office of the Chief Administrative Officer. He was accused of sexually harassing one of Preckwinkle’s employees, according to a January report from Independent Inspector General Patrick Blanchard’s office. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/2/11/21134103/sexual-harassment-allegations-cook-county-employee-barred

DAILY HERALD
— Sanders’ win ups pressure on moderates to coalesce – AP (DIERSEN: Which presidential candidate will get the most votes in your precinct, your municipal district, your municipality, your township, and your county?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200212/analysis-sanders-win-ups-pressure-on-moderates-to-coalesce
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200212/learn-about-marijuana-access-at-palatine-library-program
— Christopher Pfannkuche: Candidate profile
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200211/christopher-pfannkuche-candidate-profile
— Greg Garner: Candidate profile
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200211/greg-garner-candidate-profile

HERALD NEWS
— District 11 Republican candidates spar on electoral viability – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/02/11/district-11-republican-candidates-spar-on-electoral-viability/a6irg5e/

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Survey finds pessimism toward Illinois public schools Broad support for increased funding, raising teacher pay – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/02/12/survey-finds-pessimism-toward-illinois-public-schools/agkkqzt/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Video machines beat casinos as gambling booms in state – Jim Dey (DIERSEN: Gambling is a vice.)
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/jim-dey-video-machines-beat-casinos-as-gambling-booms-in/article_e2f074f2-86d1-53d8-aceb-526bf4c7e5b1.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Time to end the tyranny of how Illinois draws political maps – Editorial
https://www.rrstar.com/opinion/20200211/our-view-time-to-end-tyranny-of-how-illinois-draws-political-maps

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage Housing Authority receives federal funding to expand affordable housing options in DuPage County – Megann Horstead
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/02/10/dupage-housing-authority-receives-federal-funding-to-expand-affordable-housing-options-in-dupage-county/a5nh4x4/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Journalist Details ‘Brazen Ways’ Trump Will Use His Power To Get Reelected – TERRY GROSS 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/journalist-details-brazen-ways-trump-will-use-his-power-get-reelected#stream/0

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2020/02/award-winning-author-stresses-importance-of-lgbtq-representation/

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Survey finds pessimism toward Illinois public schools – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/survey-finds-pessimism-toward-illinois-public-schools

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois’ fiscal condition worsens despite higher revenues, interim annual report says – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-fiscal-condition-worsens-despite-higher-revenues-interim-annaul-report/article_93d41442-4d0d-11ea-8c23-d37025865e5b.html
— Union-backed poll: Teachers underpaid, should be able to retire earlier – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/union-backed-poll-teachers-underpaid-should-be-able-to-retire/article_68389400-4d19-11ea-9764-2f68effc3485.html

CHRONICLE ILLINOIS
— Numbers show state, Chicago area losing prime workers – Kevin Beese (DIERSEN: From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more that you are NOT WANTED in Illinois: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://chronicleillinois.com/government/numbers-show-state-chicago-area-losing-prime-workers/

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois politicians want to pile a municipal gas tax on top of the nation’s third-highest gas taxes – John Klingner and Isabella Raynal
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-politicians-want-to-pile-a-municipal-gas-tax-on-top-of-the-nations-third-highest-gas-taxes-wirepoints-original/
— If the wealthy flee, ordinary Illinoisans will be left holding the progressive tax bag – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/if-the-wealthy-flee-ordinary-illinoisans-will-be-left-holding-the-progressive-tax-bag/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Rep. Tom Weber Reports
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/11/weber-reports-3/ 
— IL-14: Bolingbrook Debate Thread
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/11/il-14-bolingbrook-debate-thread/ 
— School Consolidation Will Not Save Money
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/11/school-consolidation-will-not-save-money/ 
— “Are You Crazy for Running” for County Board Chairman?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/11/are-you-crazy-to-run-for-running-for-county-board-chairman/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Oscars 2020’ parades Hollywood’s contempt for everyday Americans The low-rated awards show couldn’t resist spewing Trump hatred in smug, hypocritical attacks – Tammy Bruce
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/12/oscars-2020-parades-hollywoods-contempt-for-everyd/
— Democrats’ radicalism shielded by Bernie Sanders’ socialism – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/11/democrats-radicalism-shielded-bernie-sanders-socia/
— Equal Rights Amendment’s intentions hijacked by LGBTQ movement ‘The amendment is so poorly drafted and so general it’s fair to say it’s meaningless’ – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/11/equal-rights-amendment-intentions-hijacked-lgbtq-m/
— Virginia House approves bill to join National Popular Vote, bypass Electoral College – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: Those who want to abolish the Electoral College want to use the Popular Vote to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time once and for all.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/11/virginia-house-approves-bill-join-national-popular/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs reject you, if not get rid of you, if you are not anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/12/white-supremacist-propaganda-spreading-anti-bias-g/
— Pete Buttigieg on New Hampshire results: ‘We are here to stay’ – David Sherfinski and Seth McLaughlin (DIERSEN: Votes for Buttigieg encourage LGBTQ activists to get rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/11/pete-buttigieg-new-hampshire-results-we-are-here-s/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Maybe nobody likes Biden because he’s a jerk – Timothy P. Carney
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/maybe-nobody-likes-biden-because-hes-a-jerk

AMERICAN THINKER
— That phony press trope about all those Democratic ‘moderates’ – Jack Hellner
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/that_phony_press_trope_about_all_those_democratic_moderates.html

BREITBART
— AG William Barr: ‘Sanctuary’ Policies Are Unconstitutional, Discriminatory – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/11/ag-william-barr-sanctuary-policies-are-unconstitutional-discriminatory/
— TREASONOUS: In NH, Pete Buttigieg Speaks Spanish to Illegals: ‘This Country Is Your Country Too’ – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/11/in-nh-pete-buttigieg-speaks-spanish-to-illegals-this-country-is-your-country-too/

TOWNHALL
— Trump Unleashed – John and Andy Schlafly
https://townhall.com/columnists/johnandandyschlafly/2020/02/12/trump-unleashed-n2561173
— Pelosi And Her Democrats: ‘Let Us Prey’ – Will Alexander
https://townhall.com/columnists/willalexander/2020/02/11/pelosi-and-her-democrats-let-us-prey-n2561124

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— You Can’t Meet Everybody’s Expectations – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents expect you to do? My critics/opponents expect me to stop sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Failing that, they expect me to include links in the emails only to articles that they write or bless.)
http://devotions1.lccharities.org/2020/02/12/you-cant-meet-everybodys-expectations/

NEW YORK TIMES
— ‘The Hunt,’ a Satire With Elites Killing ‘Deplorables,’ Is Revived The satire, which depicts elite Americans killing “deplorables” for sport, was shelved after mass shootings last year. – Brooks Barnes
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/11/business/media/the-hunt-release-date.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs reject you, if not get rid of you, if you are not anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/12/us/white-supremacist-propaganda-campus.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, those who promote LGBTQ activity promote LGBTQ activity. To promote LGBTQ activity is a) to destroy traditional marriage and b) to destroy the traditional family.
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-report-lgbtq-equality-10-years-progress-backlash-map-protections-20200211-u5xlsydt4fccpaocmjytyd4quy-story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Michael Bloomberg’s ‘Racism’ Everyone’s piling on unfairly, including President Trump. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/michael-bloombergs-racism-11581466237

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
— Trump’s budget is simultaneously austere and reckless – Editorial (DIERSEN: How did you gain your knowledge about how the federal government operates? I worked for GAO as an Analyst for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. 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 worked for IRS as a Revenue Officer 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. I worked for the Post Office as a part time carrier/clerk for almost 3 years at the GS-4 Step 1-3 levels, currently $16.64-$17.75/hour. I learned a lot about federal court procedures as an active member in a class action lawsuit and as the plaintiff in two lawsuits. I learned a lot about arbitration procedures as a grievant four grievances and as a Financial Regulatory Authority arbitrator since 1998). 
https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Editorial-Trump-s-budget-is-simultaneously-15048815.php

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS JOURNAL
— Volusia Republican dominance: Gap between GOP, Democrats growing – Mark Harper (DIERSEN: What percent of the voters in your precinct, municipal district, municipality, township, and county a) unethically cast Republican primary ballots to do whatever damage that they can to the Republican Party and b) vote for Democrats in general elections?)
https://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20200211/volusia-republican-dominance-gap-between-gop-democrats-growing
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The gap between Republicans and Democrats in Volusia County is now more than 7,000 and growing, as the GOP’s ground game and the demographics of who’s moving to the Daytona Beach area are contributing factors to a reddening county. But for Sunshine State voters who want a say, there is a significant deadline approaching. They must be registered as a Democrat or a Republican by next Tuesday, Feb. 18, in order to vote on March 17. Florida remains a closed-primary state. For presidential preference primaries, NPAs have no say. In Volusia County, more than 3 in 10 registered voters are ineligible to vote for President Trump, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg or anyone else in March. That’s in large part because considerably more and more Floridians are not signing up with the parties.)

INDY WEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “An Emboldened Trump Is Settling Scores. His Campaign Wants to Destroy Journalism. Republicans Whoop and Holler.”
https://indyweek.com/news/soapboxer/trump-emboldened-republicans-whoop-and-holler/

CROSSCUT
— In ‘Admissions,’ everyone loves diversity — until their kid is rejected from college White liberal idealism and parental self-interest collide in the new play at Seattle Public Theater. – Misha Berson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, the following demographics are PURE POISON: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://crosscut.com/2020/02/admissions-everyone-loves-diversity-until-their-kid-rejected-college

JD SUPRA
— EEOC Issues Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Performance Report (DIERSEN: In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/eeoc-issues-fiscal-year-2019-annual-59518/
— EEOC’s Inaugural Annual Performance Report Reveals Charge Drop And Hints Of A Litigation Shift
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/eeoc-s-inaugural-annual-performance-61716/

February 10 Morning Edition

ABC7
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: 23 shot, 9 fatally in Chicago weekend violence
https://abc7chicago.com/23-shot-9-fatally-in-chicago-weekend-violence/5917255/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-2/10/2020

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lake County Dems seek to dump Sen. Link as party’s chair – CHARLES SELLE (DIERSEN: Who has declared their candidacy to serve as officers of your Republican county and township party organizations? Questions to ask them include: If elected, how would the following help you carry out your duties: a) your education, b) your political experience and work experience, c) your professional certifications and licenses, and d) length of time that you have lived in your municipality, township, county, and Illinois? What have you done and what will you do if elected to: a) discourage the sale and use of pot, b) discourage gambling, c) discourage the sale and drinking of booze, d) promote traditional marriage and the traditional family, e) promote homeownership, f) discourage abortion, g) discourage mass/illegal immigration, h) discourage diminution of First and Second Amendment rights, i) discourage patronage and political affiliation discrimination, j) discourage reverse discrimination, k) discourage age discrimination, l) encourage people to save for their retirement, m) discourage dependency on government, and n) discourage dependency on charity?) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-new-lake-county-democrat-chair-st-0204-20200203-qyd4oq2qazfwlnbzyo4uwnrjsm-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Regardless, party leaders expect to replace him as chair of county Democrats and coalesce behind party volunteer activist Lauren Beth Gash of Highland Park. In anticipation of change at the top, Gash, who founded the 10th Congressional District Democrats, has the support of a diverse group of prominent Lake County Democrats, I was told. Democrat committeemen and women will elect the party’s chair to a two-year term following the March 17 primary election, when the grassroots functionaries from both parties will be elected.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater promotes hatred against Republicans.
https://www.pilotonline.com/opinion/columns/vp-ed-column-pitts-0210-20200210-7i5zlcpdpbamxh67t7pvylv6h4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you promote Buttigieg, you promote LGBTQ activity.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/2/9/21130748/pete-buttigieg-bernie-sanders-amy-klobuchar-donald-trump-joe-biden-new-hampshire-primary

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: 9 CHA alums on tollway’s payroll – Marin Pyke (DIERSEN: What do CHA employees know about tollways? I should write a book about the first 6 years (1980-1985) and the last 9 years (1989-1997) that I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO. They assigned their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or young to audits of IRS a) who knew absolutely nothing about IRS, b) who had never taken a course in accounting, and/or c) did not want to be assigned to audits of IRS. Except 1986-1988, my Democrat GAO superiors wasted my knowledge of IRS that I had gained working for IRS for almost 9 years (1971-1980), the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year. They wasted what I had learned passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, earning a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and passing the Certified Internal Auditor Examination on my first attempt in 1981. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or a veteran.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200210/tollway-director-has-hired-9-fellow-chicago-housing-authority-alums-

CBS2
— Illinois Election Officials Say System In Place To Avoid Mishaps From Iowa Caucus – Vince Gerasole
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/02/08/illinois-election-officials-say-system-in-place-to-avoid-mishaps-from-iowa-caucus/
— ‘Lost Corvettes’ Featured At Chicago Auto Show Will Benefit War Vets
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/02/09/lost-corvettes-featured-at-chicago-auto-show-will-benefit-war-vets/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Wealthy Illinoisans (like me) should pay more income taxes Gov. J.B. Pritzker says his graduated income tax proposal would stabilize the state’s finances while allowing middle-class families to pay less. – J.B. PRITZKER (DIERSEN: With graduated income taxes, soon, if not immediately, everyone in Illinois would pay higher income taxes.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/forum-ideas-taxes/wealthy-illinoisans-me-should-pay-more-income-taxes
— WHY ARE MY PROPERTY TAXES SO HIGH?
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-forum-taxes/forum-why-are-my-property-taxes-so-high

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Life’s lessons concerning politics – Jack Hellner
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20200209/lifes-lessons-concerning-politics

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot on Illinois State University students.
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/photos-legal-or-illegal—a-pop-quiz-for/collection_529b7ba4-417c-50ee-a6a1-882bf76f9c36.html#1

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/surprised-strong-demand-collinsville-marijuana-dispensary-finds-quick-fix-lack-parking#stream/0

Q985 ONLINE
— Legislation Proposed to Ban Pumping Your Own Gas in Illinois (DIERSEN: I pumped gasoline for John’s Sinclair South Chicago Heights in 1966 and then for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights 1970-1972.)
https://q985online.com/legislation-proposed-to-ban-pumping-your-own-gas-in-illinois/#new_tab

DEPAULIA
— On a campus that promotes diversity, DePaul’s faculty demographics say different – Lacey Latch (DIERSEN: Of course, to promote diversity at DePaul, DePaul will get rid of its faculty members who are White, male, and/or older. It is called reverse discrimination and age discrimination.)
https://depauliaonline.com/46275/news/on-a-campus-that-promotes-diversity-depauls-faculty-demographics-say-different/

CENTER SQUARE
— Consensus in Illinois grows around fully disclosing citizen legislators’ conflicts of interest – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: Government is nasty, politics is nasty, Democrats are nasty. I should write a book about my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the ONLY REASON why I wanted GAO to assign me to audits of IRS was that I unethically wanted to punish those in IRS who had taken adverse actions against me.) 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/consensus-in-illinois-grows-around-fully-disclosing-citizen-legislators-conflicts/article_d236e79e-49ea-11ea-9548-dfecac01f1f7.html
— New bill would establish 60-day time limit for Illinois State Police to consider FOID appeals – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/new-bill-would-establish–day-time-limit-for-illinois/article_ad42b10e-49e8-11ea-98d5-9b957fd2767f.html

WIREPOINTS
— While Ohio cuts health benefits to save pensions, Illinois’ crisis deepens – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are beyond furious that because I am a federal retiree, the federal government pays 75% of my and my wife’s health, dental, and vision insurance. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would never stoop to seek or take a job with the federal government. Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)
https://wirepoints.org/while-ohio-cuts-health-benefits-to-save-pensions-illinois-crisis-deepens-wirepoints-original/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Hit Piece Traced to Ted Gradel Contributor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/10/il-14-jim-oberweis-hit-piece-traced-to-ted-gradel-contributor/ 
— Has “Underwood Now” Outlined Jack Franks’ Defense? Just in Case You Missed This over the Weekend
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/10/has-underwood-now-outlined-jack-franks-defense-copy/ 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf’s 15 Seconds of Shame
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/10/il-14-catalina-laufs-15-seconds-of-shame/ 
— Secretary of State Refuses to Disclose Information about Jack Franks Banning from Capitol Complex Without Escort
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/10/secretary-of-state-refuses-to-disclose-information-about-jack-franks-banning-from-capitol-complex-without-escort/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS POLITICAL CHAMELEON JOE WALSH SAYS HE’LL DO ANYTHING TO ELECT DEMOCRAT IN 2020
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/illinois-political-chameleon-joe-walsh-says-hell-do-anything-to-elect-democrat-in-2020.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Oberweis mail mystery solved?
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/10/oberweis-mail-mystery-solved/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Pete Buttigieg runs as a moderate while championing far-left policies Democrats see more socialism than centrism in front-runner – David Sherfinski and S.A. Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/9/pete-buttigieg-runs-moderate-champions-far-left-po/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Biden falsely says Trump has ‘yet once to condemn white supremacy’ – Emily Larsen (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs call you a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things if you do not promote reverse discrimination (Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion), age discrimination, political affiliation discrimination, patronage, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, etc.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-falsely-says-trump-has-yet-once-to-condemn-white-supremacy
— Democrats should be very afraid of Trump’s powerful pitch to black voters – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/democrats-should-be-very-afraid-of-trumps-powerful-pitch-to-black-voters
— Trump will win because he knows how to market himself – Shermichael Singleton 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/trump-will-win-because-he-knows-how-to-market-himself

GOPUSA
— Things Are Going Great And Everyone Knows It
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=84509

FOX NEWS
— Democrats’ radical immigration legislation would help foreign criminals move to US – Tucker Carlson 
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-democrats-radical-immigration-legislation-would-help-foreign-criminals-move-to-us#new_tab

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Week When Trump Was Reelected – Brian C. Joondeph
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/02/the_week_when_trump_was_reelected.html
— Jussie Smollett should not be rewarded for his crime – Lloyd Marcus
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/jussie_smollett_should_not_be_rewarded_for_his_crime.html

BREITBART
— TV Host Jorge Ramos: ‘Trump Got His Wish. Mexico Is Now the Wall’ – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/02/09/tv-host-jorge-ramos-trump-got-his-wish-mexico-now-wall/

TOWNHALL
— In New Hampshire, Trump Supporters are Letting Democrats Know They’re Ready for Them – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/02/09/in-new-hampshire-trump-supporters-are-letting-democrats-know-theyre-ready-for-them-n2561033

FEDERALIST
— Joe Walsh Couldn’t Even Get As Many Primary Votes As A Prison Inmate – Rich Cromwell
https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/10/joe-walsh-couldnt-even-get-as-many-primary-votes-as-a-prison-inmate/

COLLEGE FIX
— Massachusetts college rolls out racial affinity housing, but says students of all races can apply – JEREMIAH POFF
https://www.thecollegefix.com/massachusetts-college-rolls-out-racial-affinity-housing-but-says-students-of-all-races-can-apply/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump and Rush.
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/482242-rush-limbaugh-medal-an-insult-to-latinos-immigrants

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/10/us/politics/mitt-romney-trump-utah.html
— How to Navigate Your Most Dangerous Decade – Liz Weston (DIERSEN QUESTION: What could Diersen have done to avoid being forced by his Democrat GAO superiors to take early retirement in 1997 when he was 49 years old? ANSWER: a) Diersen should NOT have become an active member in a class action lawsuit in 1988 when he was 40 years old that charged his superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, b) Diersen should NOT have complained about political affiliation, reverse discrimination, or age discrimination, c) Diersen should have been a yes-man, d) Diersen should NOT have avoided the draft, and e) Diersen should have always been a Democrat.) 
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Losing a job is almost always traumatic. In your 50s, job loss can be devastating — and devastatingly common. More than half the workers who entered their 50s with stable, full-time jobs were laid off or pushed out at least once by age 65, according to an analysis of employment data from 1990 to 2016 by the nonprofit newsroom ProPublica and the Urban Institute, a nonprofit think tank. Only 10% of those who lost a job ever found another that paid as much, and most never recovered financially. Such concerns may seem remote in a booming economy, when the official unemployment rate is 3.5% overall and just 2.4% for those 55 and over. But recessions are inevitable, and even in good times older workers can be more vulnerable to involuntary job loss because of age discrimination. These realities make it important to have a plan for navigating what could be your most dangerous decade.)
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/02/10/business/ap-nerdwallet-liz-weston-dangerous-decade.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote voter fraud,
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/07/opinion/15th-amendment-voting-anniversary.html
— In Saving a California Newspaper, a Widower Saves Himself High in the Sierras, Downieville, Calif., was about to become the latest American community to lose its newspaper. In stepped Carl Butz, a 71-year-old retiree. – Tim Arango (DIERSEN: In 2005, I became the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois because no one else would take the job.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/10/us/california-newspaper-sierra-messenger.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Do You Have to Be Active to Have a ‘Successful’ Retirement? – Glenn Ruffenach (DIERSEN: If you are retired, what do you do with your time and money? I spend 10+ hours each and every day putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening. I should write a book about critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout a) that I am wasting my time and money by doing that and/or b) that my emails have caused all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/do-you-have-to-be-active-to-have-a-successful-retirement-11581004667

USA TODAY
— #SiliconValleySoWhite: Black Facebook and Google employees speak out on big tech racism – Jessica Guynn
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/02/10/racial-discrimination-persists-facebook-google-employees-say/4307591002/

DENVER POST
— More millennials are considering the unthinkable: Life in suburbia Children change everything, including wanting to live in family-friendly settings – ALDO SVALDI (DIERSEN: Municipal districts, municipalities, townships, counties, states, and counties that promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, and abolition of the First and Second Amendments SHOUT THAT THEY ARE NOT FAMILY FRIENDLY.) 
https://www.denverpost.com/2020/02/10/denver-millennials-considering-suburbs/

NPR
— LGBTQ Advocates In Chicago React To Pete Buttigieg’s Strong Iowa Results (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs destroy you if you fail/refuse to promote LGBTQ activity. I should write a book about Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, and America who focus on destroying those fail/refuse to promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://www.npr.org/2020/02/06/803508844/lgbtq-advocates-in-chicago-react-to-pete-buttigiegs-strong-iowa-results

FORBES
— How Your Leadership Team Might Be Setting A Terrible Example – Ron Carucci (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how members of organizations are encouraged/forced to emulate the leaders of those organizations. I would focus on the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on those leaders who glorify, praise, and pander to those members who glorify, praise, and pander to them. I would focus on those leaders who demonize, denigrate, condemn, and destroy those members who do not glorify, praise, and pander to them.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/roncarucci/2020/01/13/how-your-leadership-team-might-be-setting-a-terrible-example/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the everyday intensity of leading an organization, teams at the top can lose sight of the signals they send, and whether or not the example they’re setting is one they’d actually want followed. The team at the top of an part of any organization (enterprise, function, region, business unit) has disproportionate levels of influence over those it leads. People further down in the organization look to their leaders for cues on what’s acceptable (and what isn’t) and the team’s behaviors – both good and bad – will be emulated. Having your actions play out publicly as if on a jumbotron, is a huge responsibility, but unfortunately too many teams don’t take this responsibility as seriously as they should. The consequences can be farther reaching than most leadership teams realize. . .If a video camera captured your leadership team in action for a full day, how would you feel about having that video used as training for the rest of the organization? Being on a leadership team should be viewed as a privilege. And along with that privilege comes a responsibility to behave in ways you would be proud to have the rest of the organization emulate.)

INC.
— 5 Tips for Impressing Your Candidates During an Interview You need to appeal to talented people who can make an impact. – Jared Hecht (DIERSEN: To appeal to candidates who are Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger, the Democrats who run the federal government can stress that the federal government gives preference big time to its employees who are Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger, that is, that the federal government discriminates against its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or older unless they make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.) 
https://www.inc.com/jared-hecht/5-tips-for-impressing-your-candidates-during-an-interview.html
— CHICAGO TRIBUNE ARTICLE TITLE: Thank you for your feedback – Kevin Daum (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, you should NOT seek or take feedback from those who want you to fail. I should write a book about those who want me to fail. I would focus on Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/whats-getting-in-way-of-your-success-probably-your-ego-heres-how-to-solve-problem.html

MULTIBRIEFS
— Lazy thinking perpetuates stereotypes. Here’s how to stop it – Simma Lieberman (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs stereotype Republicans as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. The more of the following that Republicans are, the more that they are stereotyped: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if their ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/lazy-thinking-perpetuates-stereotypes.-heres-how-to-stop-it/association-management

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are members of the following groups promote the destruction of traditional marriage and the destruction of the traditional family: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/03/the-nuclear-family-was-a-mistake/605536/