March 6 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Some CPS high schools report nearly half of students absent during remote learning – Will Jones and Ross Weidner and Jonathan Fagg
https://abc7chicago.com/education/some-cps-high-schools-say-attendance-is-half-during-remote-learning/10391713/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Want to reopen schools and hold them accountable? Run for office. – ELIZABETH BAUER
(DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats and RINOs discourage you from running for offices: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-edit-illinois-covid-recovery-economy-20210305-qvrram4aefg45ixgqy6ikbdi7i-story.html
— Schools can’t skip standardized tests this spring, Biden administration says. But Illinois educators want a pass because of pandemic disruptions. – KAREN ANN CULLOTTA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-standardized-tests-school-assessments-covid-19-20210305-pzahazqumnebfovkzy5ynzozje-story.html
— House impeachment manager Eric Swalwell sues Trump, his son, lawyer and a Republican congressman over US Capitol insurrection – AP
(DIERSEN: If Swalwell has enough evidence to file his lawsuit, I certainly have enough evidence to sue my critics/opponents.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-eric-swalwell-sues-trump-20210305-r7y4cgauvngunl22xft7zyoom4-story.html
— Will the world ever really get over COVID-19? – LISA SCHENCKER
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly Democrats are using COVID-19 to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/vaccine/ct-coronavirus-fauci-speaks-university-of-chicago-20210305-gefojizyrfhzvd6hj2kncdndza-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Election angst: While social media can be a great tool for getting information out, it also is a source that can easily mislead. Read with a degree of caution, consult multiple sources, including dailyherald.com/election, and watch out for efforts to turn a minor infraction into a cause célèbre, realizing that we all make mistakes. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: You past predicts your future. What “mistakes” have you made? According to my critics/opponents, my “mistakes” include my a) refusing to glorify and praise them, b) refusing to pander to them, c) refusing to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and d) refusing to give them money.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210306/the-soapbox-daily-herald-editors-offer-brief-thoughts-on-suburban-topics-in-the-news-
— Addison mayoral challenger wants to bring diversity – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210305/addison-mayoral-challenger-wants-to-bring-diversity
— FRONT PAGE: Suburban Democrats view Kelly’s party chair victory as a win for suburbs – JJ Bullock
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210305/suburban-democrats-view-kellys-party-chair-victory-as-a-win-for-suburbs

WBEZ
— Despite ‘Righteous’ Distrust, Vice President Kamala Harris Urges Black Chicagoans To Get COVID-19 Vaccine – Dave McKinney, Natalie Moore
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs a) blame Republicans for reluctance to get vaccinated and b) use COVID-19 problems to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.wbez.org/stories/vice-president-harris-urges-chicagoans-to-get-covid-19-vaccine/fe3051df-4a92-4d99-829b-48d7dcc0494d

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Survey shows educator shortages worsening for most Illinois districts
(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.rrstar.com/story/news/local/2021/03/06/survey-shows-educator-shortages-worsening-most-illinois-districts/4606045001/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump offers early endorsement for loyal SC governor – AP
(DIERSEN: Of course, hate-filled Trump-hating RINO candidates will not seek or accept Trump’s endorsement. How strongly will hate-filled Trump-hating RINO candidates on ballots in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois promote hatred against Trump and against those who voted for Trump? 157 in my precinct voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-offers-early-endorsement-for-loyal-sc-governor
— Without Twitter, Trump seeks new ways to speak out on Biden, GOP critics – Stephen Loiaconi
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/without-twitter-trump-seeks-new-ways-to-speak-out-on-biden-gop-critics

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson Faces Backlash From Hate-Filled Trump-Hating Trump-Haters For Questioning Election Results.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/wisconsin-senator-ron-johnson-faces-backlash-questioning-election-results#stream/0
— U.N. Official: Biden Plan To Boost Refugee Resettlement ‘Sends Important Signal’ – ARI SHAPIRO
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Democrats see refugees as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/un-official-biden-plan-boost-refugee-resettlement-sends-important-signal#stream/0

ILLINOIS PATCH
— IL Dems Back Away From Governor Who Makes Waves, Backs Losers. As the Illinois Democratic Party moves on from rookie Gov. Pritzker’s failed attempts to play boss, will voters do the same? – Mark Konkol
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/il-dems-back-away-governor-who-makes-waves-backs-losers

CAPITOL NEWS
— Comptroller Susana Mendoza hopeful outdoor events on track for summer, indoor events for fall – TIM KIRSININKAS
(DIERSEN: What about traditional Memorial Day parades and traditional Independence Day fireworks and parades?)
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/comptroller-hopeful-outdoor-events-on-track-for-summer-indoor-events-for-fall

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois elderly still dying of COVID in vast disproportion to others, showing many vaccines are going to the wrong people – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-elderly-still-dying-of-covid-in-vast-disproportion-to-others-showing-many-vaccines-are-going-to-the-wrong-people-wirepoints/
— Sen. Martwick, chair of Illinois Senate pension committee, actually talks about reforming lawmaker pensions – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/martwick-chair-of-illinois-senate-pension-committee-actually-talks-about-reforming-lawmaker-pensions-part-1-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— U.S. Representative Mary Miller Defends Husband, Cautions Conservative Christians – Christine Misner
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2021/03/u-s-representative-mary-miller-defends-husband-cautions-conservative-christians/
— The Case for Closing Public Schools… Indefinitely – Sarah Lilly
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2021/03/the-case-for-closing-public-schools-indefinitely/

NEWSMAX
— Adam Kinzinger GOP Challenger Catalina Lauf Spotted at Mar-a-Lago – Theodore Bunker
(DIERSEN: How hard will Kinzinger, his operatives, and his dupes work to destroy Lauf and the rest of his primary challengers?)
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/adam-kinzinger-primary-challenger-catalina-lauf/2021/03/05/id/1012673/

GOPUSA
— Reparations: Who Pays? Who Collects? – Larry Elder
(DIERSEN: In your municipality, who will the Democrats and the RINOs put in charge of collecting reparations and paying out reparations? What criteria will they use? From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that you will have to pay: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that you will be paid: criminal, Trump-hater, moderate, liberal, non-patriotic, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, illegal alien, minority, female, younger, LGBTQer, non-married, poor, non-gun owner, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and/or if your ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=107162

NEWS BUSTERS
— YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki declared that Former President Donald Trump would only be allowed back on the platform when YouTube says it’s safe. Don’t hold your breath. – Alexander Hall
(DIERSEN: From what I see, Google might start treating www.gopillinois.com as being a news website if I stopped including links to articles on it that promote the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/alexander-hall/2021/03/05/youtube-ceo-wojcicki-says-trump-account-be-restoredwhen

BREITBART
— Ted Cruz Amendment Would Block Stimulus Checks for Illegal Aliens in Coronavirus Package – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/05/ted-cruz-amendment-would-block-stimulus-checks-for-illegal-aliens-in-coronavirus-package/
— Joe Biden Expands ‘Sanctuary Country’ Orders, Gives Illegal Aliens Another Route to Avoid Arrest – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/05/joe-biden-expands-sanctuary-country-orders/

CNS NEWS
— CPAC Had No Speaker to Defend Marriage Because Some CPAC Sponsors Are Gay – Michael W. Chapman
(DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. To seek/accept money from those who promote LGBTQ is to reject the traditional marriage/family plank in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/abby-johnson-cpac-had-no-speaker-defend-marriage-because-some-cpac-sponsors

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Wisconsin moves to bar public officials, employers from mandating COVID vaccines. Two bills have been passed by the state Senate and are being considered by the state Assembly.
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/wisconsin-moves-to-bar-public-officials-employers-from-mandating-covid-vaccines

EPOCH TIMES
— Alan Dershowitz: All Americans Need to Fight Cancel Culture – JACK PHILLIPS
(DIERSEN: To read GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and to encourage others to read the newsletters is to fight against the cancel culture.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/alan-dershowitz-all-americans-need-to-fight-cancel-culture_3722191.html

FEDERALIST
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, UNACCEPTABLE, RACIST: Naperville Teachers Shamed For Color Of Their Skin In Taxpayer-Sponsored ‘Antiracist’ Training. The Countywide Equity Institute featured 10 speakers alleging ‘institutional racism,’ as well as ‘implicit bias’ and ‘white privilege.’ Illinois has just mandated this kind of instruction in all public schools. – Gabe Kaminsky
https://thefederalist.com/2021/03/05/illinois-teachers-shamed-for-color-of-their-skin-in-taxpayer-sponsored-antiracist-training/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Educators at a public high school in Illinois were astonished to learn when they showed up for work one day that everything from the color of their skin to snow shoveling indicates “systemic racism.” On Feb. 26, Naperville 203 Community Unit School District hosted a systemic racism training for faculty and staff, bringing in “antiracist” coach Dena Simmons for a keynote speech. The Countywide Equity Institute featured 10 speakers lecturing on “equity and inclusion” practices for “marginalized and/or underrepresented” students, as well as implicit bias and microaggressions. A whistleblower who reached out to The Federalist, a teacher at Naperville Central High School, claims Simmons told attendees that “our education is based on a foundation of whiteness” and that Americans “are spiritually murdering” students. Simmons also reportedly said that if you are not an “antiracist” you are a racist, even if you believe “you are treating people with respect.” Simmons has delivered two TEDx talks on institutional racism. In one speech to educators that has more than 230,000 views on YouTube, the Yale University graduate said “white supremacy” is the outcome in all schools that do not embrace “racial justice” and “antiracism” training for students. In an article titled “How to Be an Antiracist Educator” published in Oct. 2019, Simmons praises The New York Times’ “1619 Project” as a “comprehensive opportunity to learn and discuss history and race with colleagues and students.” The 1619 Project claimed America is systemically racist and that all of modern society and injustices are directly linked to slavery. It has been the target of much criticism by scholars for inaccuracy. The whistleblower said Simmons’ lecture was “all over the place” and “hard to follow” content-wise. Simmons reportedly said “snow removal” indicates systemic racism, presumably referencing a viral Feb. 3 column published by the Los Angeles Times in which the author condemned her Republican neighbor for plowing her driveway. “At one point she was talking even about how snow removal is affected by systemic racism. She totally lost me on that one. I even texted that to my [partner],” said the whistleblower. “It’s almost time for an amazing day of learning in @Naperville203! So excited for our lineup, discussions, reflections, and ACTIONS that will make us better together. #BeTheSpark @brightmorningtm @DenaSimmons @SaraKAhmed @pgorski @chrisemdin,” the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction at Naperville, Jayne Willard, who organized the Feb. 26 “antiracist training,” tweeted that morning. The Federalist contacted the district for a transcript or video of the training. An employee at the district office claimed Simmons did not permit any recording or redistribution of her discussion that day. “The Naperville Community School District 203 has given a platform to the toxic and divisive ideology of critical race theory. Ms. Dena Simmons is one of the many prophets of this cult-like ideology that looks at children by the color of their skin, not the content of their character,” Asra Q. Nomani, a former Wall Street Journal reporter investigating critical race theory in education, told The Federalist. “As parents, we need to ask the bottom line questions. How much was Ms. Simmons paid? Was there a competitive bidding process to get speakers on the topic?” Simmons is the founder of LiberatED, a group “focused on developing school-based resources at the intersection of social and emotional learning (SEL), racial justice, and healing.” She posts a reported speaking fee of $10,000 to $20,000 to essentially discuss the redistribution of wealth and social prestige by race. A teacher at Naperville Central sent The Federalist several PowerPoint slides from the virtual training hosted by speaker Valda Valbrun, who presented on the topic “Leading for Equity: Efficacy and Action in Schools.” The PowerPoint image below obtained by The Federalist alludes to a broad conspiratorial network of interconnected systems of “structural and institutional racism.” Below are additional pictures that teachers in the Valbrun training took, one of which depicts a pyramid graph that differentiates between examples of “covert” and “overt” white supremacy. Among the overt examples, the graph claims the phrase “Make America Great Again” is covert white supremacist language, nearly equivalent in context to the N-word and the Ku Klux Klan. Also, it claims denying the existence of “white privilege” makes you a racist. So does the “celebration of Columbus Day,” as depicted in the right-hand corner. Another slide, depicted under the white supremacy graph, deceptively equates “equal access” with “a vision of society in which the distribution of resources and power is equitable and all members are physically and psychologically safe and secure.” Once more, equality of outcome is represented by the “antiracist” educators as synonymous with equality of opportunity. Valbrun is the CEO of Valbrum Consulting Group, an organization that provides training and leadership development for schools and districts. In 2019, Valbrun presented at The Harvey B. Gantt Museum, Equity and Innovation Teacher Institute on equity and systemic racism in education. Valbrum’s lecture at Naperville overwhelmingly used identity politics to explain all “disparities” in society, according to sources. “Let’s look at the children as individuals,” a teacher said. “They are saying that if you are white you are racist and have white privilege. Even if you say you are not racist, you are told you are.” On March 2, school district coordinator Sue Jim Striedl sent an email to all attendees at the Feb. 26 Valbrun training to provide a link to the Intercultural Development Inventory website. IDI identifies itself as “the premier cross-cultural competence that is used by thousands of individuals and organizations to build intercultural competence to achieve international and domestic diversity and inclusion goals and outcomes.” Striedl forwarded a Google Drive link from Valbrun that contains documents she used in her lecture. One document called the “Leading For Racial Equity” glossary defines the terms “white privilege,” “white fragility,” “white culture,” “whiteness,” and “systemic racism,” among others. It also says that “reverse racism” does not exist, claiming white people cannot be discriminated against. Another document is a “Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist, Multicultural Institution,” a six-step guide to becoming an “antiracist” based on the notion that everyone is implicitly bigoted. The third document included below is called the “School Culture Equity Rubric” and outlines various scenarios of “racism,” such as if a minority student is not greeted upon entering a classroom. Additionally, suspensions, detentions, and all “zero-tolerance discipline” policies are said to be racist. In a tweet prior to the 2020 presidential election in November, now-Vice President Kamala Harris called for “equity,” saying “equitable treatment means we all end up in the same place.” Schools and companies are now ramping up partnerships with speakers espousing dangerous ideas, such as the elimination of meritocracy and the idea of judging people as racist or non-racist based on their biology. In this intersectionality hierarchy, a white man is inherently racist simply because he is a white man; a transgender black pansexual person with the pronouns it/they remains oppressed because of his sectarian status in society’s impermeable “hegemony.” In February, a whistleblower said Coca-Cola was hosting “antiracist” training on LinkedIn for employees, which was subsequently removed from the website. The training videos instructed employees to “try to be less white.” Brigham Young University, as reported by The Daily Wire, is developing a “race-conscious” curriculum. The BYU task force said the school should “establish a dedicated, visible space on campus for underrepresented students and those who serve this population.” In other words, segregation. “We’re facing a national crisis in America today with a multimillion-dollar industry that I call ‘Woke Inc.,’ infiltrating our schools with hired guns, weaponizing our children, and indoctrinating them with toxic, divisive ideas that segregate, shame, and denigrate,” Nomani said. “As a parent, it breaks my heart. We have to stand up with moral courage and challenge and expose this nightmare.” According to teachers, Naperville Central had a “building institute” training a week prior on Feb. 22 where district “learning coaches” lectured on implicit bias and microaggressions. The topic of discussion was also equity and racism in education—and America at large. The whistleblower says that he believes the next session is scheduled for April 6. The “antiracist” training at the high school comes on the heels of Illinois formally approving “Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards.” According to the new rules, teachers are required to “embrace and encourage progressive viewpoints and perspectives,” as well as “assess how their biases…affect…how they access tools to mitigate their own behavior (racism, sexism, homophobia, unearned privilege, Eurocentrism, etc).” “In Illinois, the semi-official civics website tied to the implementation of the state’s civics law, illinoiscivics.org , has been heavily promoting critical race theory, the culturally responsive teaching philosophy that grows out of critical race theory, and the white fragility-style training sessions connected to culturally responsive teaching. I say ‘semi-official’ because the illinoiscivics.org website is funded and run by a private entity, the McCormick Foundation,” Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, told The Federalist. The new rules in Illinois include an article on “white fragility” and form the basis for training sessions—like that at Naperville—for teachers to “move past their whiteness.” Educators are required to admit that there is systemic racism or “that there are systems in our society that create and reinforce inequities, thereby creating oppressive conditions.” “We need to oppose ‘antiracism’ training because the training itself is more like racism than its opposite. This training attributes guilt and innocence, insight and blindness, to individuals because of their race. This training, and the critical race theory that inspires it, is fundamentally at odds with the classically liberal principles that form the foundation of our constitutional system,” Kurtz added. He noted that Joe Biden has repeatedly claimed the nation he leads is beset with systemic racism, a critical race theory concept, and one of his first acts as president was to reinstate critical race theory trainings for federal employees and contractors. “I’ve had enough of this,” the whistleblower said. “Somebody needed to say something. I was raised with the idea that you try to see people as human beings and individuals. Instead of trying to create a society that works together, a society that has the values that our country was founded on, all systemic racism is doing is drawing attention to people’s races and differences. Instead of a society that works together, this is totally the opposite.” Assistant Superintendent Jayne Willard did not return several calls from The Federalist requesting for comment, nor did Assistant Principal Angela Ginnan from Naperville Central High School. Valbrun Consulting Group did not return any calls. An individual who handles inquiries for Dena Simmons responded to an email preliminarily but did not answer a follow-up with questions.)

UPI
— APRIL 1, 2019 FLASHBACK: Democrats, GOP wage second American civil war – Harlan Ullman
(DIERSEN: Democrats see those who are the following as being their solders in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all: Trump-haters, minorities, females, younger people, illegals, LGBTQers, poor people, renters, moderates, liberals, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, criminals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, non-married people, non-gun owners, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time. Needless-to-say, the Democrats will lose.)
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/Voices/2019/04/01/Democrats-GOP-wage-second-American-civil-war/5341553967510/

REUTERS
— U.S. detained nearly 100,000 migrants at Mexico border in February – Frank Jack Daniel, Ted Hesson
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-border/u-s-detained-nearly-100000-migrants-at-u-s-mexico-border-in-february-sources-idUSKCN2AX2FE?il=0

CBS NEWS
— Texas governor backs law to prohibit Facebook and Twitter from banning users – STEPHEN GANDEL
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/texas-greg-abbott-social-media-conservative-bias-censorship-law/

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: A Vexing Question for Democrats: What Drives Latino Men to Republicans? – Jennifer Medina
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Democrats see those who are the following as being their solders in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all: Trump-haters, minorities, females, younger people, illegals, LGBTQers, poor people, renters, moderates, liberals, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, criminals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, non-married people, non-gun owners, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time. Needless-to-say, the Democrats will lose.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/05/us/politics/latino-voters-democrats.html

WASHINGTON POST
— White House fires Trump EEOC official after she refuses to step down – Eli Rosenberg
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents stress that in Diersen v. GAO, Republican elected and appointed officials in Illinois made it clear a) that they rejected the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform and b) that they promoted political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and using budget cuts and “up-or-out” to achieve the aforesaid.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/03/05/biden-eeoc-general-counsel-trump/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Fact-Checking Facebook’s Fact Checkers, The media giant is employing left-wing vetters to limit scientific debate. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: What if the Facebook hired me to be a fact- checker? While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $102,188-$12,845/year, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact-checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,935-$97,395/year. My other fact-checking qualifications include my becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and CPA in 1979.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fact-checking-facebooks-fact-checkers-11614987375
— Biden, Claiming ‘Systemic Racism’ in Policing, Defies Science. A detailed new report shows no racial disparities in crimes committed versus arrests made. – Jeffrey H. Anderson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-claiming-systemic-racism-in-policing-defies-science-11614969593
— More Americans Plan to Get Vaccine, Data Shows – Melanie Grayce West
(DIERSEN: Who will the Democrats and the RINOs put in charge of destroying those who fail/refuse to get vaccinated in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, in Illinois, and in America?)
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/covid-2021-03-05/card/iVbFmIT47N8cvDIXVai3
— Right to Be Anonymous? Not at Some Company Meetings. Some executives call incognito employee questions a lifeline; others consider them vehicles for inappropriate commentary. – Katherine Bindley
(DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government hinted/implied that their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, veteran, moderate, liberal, non-Protestant, and/or non-German American wanted them to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, conservative, Protestant, and/or German American.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/right-to-be-anonymous-not-at-some-company-meetings-11614956687

SPECTATOR
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Who killed Chicago? A city with too many problems. – Ed Zotti
https://spectator.us/topic/killed-chicago-city-dead-crime/

HAGERTY
— These 8 car movies from 1971 brought hot rubber to silver screen. – Priscilla Page
(DIERSEN: In 1971, my 1969 Dodge Charger SE was stolen in Chicago. That resulted in my buying a new 1972 Corvette and a 1962 Chevy BelAir for daily use.)
https://www.hagerty.com/media/entertainment/these-8-car-movies-from-1971-brought-hot-rubber-to-silver-screen/

February 25 Evening Edition

ABC7
— New Mike Madigan replacement Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar sworn in after Edward Guerra Kodatt resigns – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/angelica-guerrero-cuellar-sworn-in-as-new-madigan-replacement/10369793/
— New threat to blow up Capitol even as militia suspects are rounded up. – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidner
https://abc7chicago.com/us-capitol-threat-insurrection-riot-january-6/10371047/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois Rep. Marie Newman places transgender flag outside office, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene responds – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-rep-marie-newman-places-transgender-flag-outside-office-rep-marjorie-taylor-greene-responds

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “GOP can’t win with Trump at its center. The Republican Party needs to shed itself of former Boss Trump or, for practical purposes, it will cease to exist.” Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Far too many Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race of gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform, that is, far too many of the aforesaid are RINOs if not anti-conservatives. Republicans who support Trump do so despite concerns/disappointments because he has done more than any Republican president since Reagan to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/25/22301049/trumpism-republican-party-2024-election-jim-hendren-gene-lyons
— Eight almost enough? Endorsements make Ald. Harris clear frontrunner in race to lead state Democratic Party. Ald. Michelle Harris (8th) received eight endorsements Thursday, bringing her nearly two-thirds of the vote needed to succeed Mike Madigan as party chair. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/25/22301754/michelle-harris-endorsements-frontrunner-illinois-state-democratic-party-kelly-castro
— Cancel ‘cancel culture’ – Mona Charen
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on canceling others. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/25/22301236/cancel-culture-puberty-blockers-mona-charen
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs a) glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries and b) dump citizens of America.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/24/22291231/reimplement-international-entrepreneur-rule-immigrant-entrepreneurs-editorial
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Conservative gathering to feature Trump’s false fraud claims.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/25/22302124/conservative-gathering-feature-trumps-false-fraud-claims

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Madigan picks another House successor after quickly forcing out his first choice over ‘alleged questionable conduct’ – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-speaker-madigan-house-replacement-guerrero-cuellar-20210225-xbxr56twbveihdzkzgifhffb4i-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene attacks Illinois US Rep. Marie Newman’s transgender daughter in feud over LGBTQ rights.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-marie-newman-marjorie-taylor-greene-transgender-rights-20210225-bx67japa3fbmlhvqhrrgab4sni-story.html
— River Forest board approves creation of diversity, equity, inclusion committee – STEVE SCHERING
(DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/river-forest/ct-rfl-diversity-committee-tl-0304-20210225-xtno7jyflraivcdegigjspyhj4-story.html
— Black Chicago police officers band together for new voice during reckoning over racism in law enforcement – ANNIE SWEENEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-black-chicago-police-organization-20210225-dvbzcs4z3feqvix4sumhcbbgru-story.html
— Marie Newman vs. Marjorie Taylor Greene | Madigan’s successor 2.0 | Activists lambast Cook County for sending COVID-19 money to sheriff’s office. – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-newman-taylor-greene-transgender-republican-granduated-tax-spin-20210225-6fu4vngggjha7ljyxc52vlp5ja-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Helping you gain a deeper understanding of local candidates – Jim Slusher
(DIERSEN: Candidates on April 6 ballots should be asked the following questions: If elected, would you encourage or discourage promotion of the following: a) reparations, b) BLM, c) LGBTQ, d) dependency on government, e) dependency on charity, f) abortion, g) mass/illegal immigration, h) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) more gun controls, j) patronage, k) political affiliation discrimination, l) reverse discrimination, and m) age discrimination?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210225/helping-you-gain-a-deeper-understanding-of-local-candidates
— In final fundraising push, Glen Ellyn Food Pantry gets village approval to move to new home – Katlyn Smith
(DIERSEN: Soon, under the Democrats, everyone will be will he handing out welfare and/or collecting welfare.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210224/in-final-fundraising-push-glen-ellyn-food-pantry-gets-village-approval-to-move-to-new-home
— ‘All politics are local’: Palatine league organizes 16 virtual election forums – Elena
Ferrarin (DIERSEN: Candidates on April 6 ballots should be asked the following questions: If elected, would you encourage or discourage promotion of the following: a) reparations, b) BLM, c) LGBTQ, d) dependency on government, e) dependency on charity, f) abortion, g) mass/illegal immigration, h) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) more gun controls, j) patronage, k) political affiliation discrimination, l) reverse discrimination, and m) age discrimination?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210225/all-politics-are-local-palatine-league-organizes-16-virtual-election-forums
— Wheaton League of Women Voters offers video voter guide for April 6 election – Mary Pritchard
(DIERSEN: Candidates on April 6 ballots should be asked the following questions: If elected, would you encourage or discourage promotion of the following: a) reparations, b) BLM, c) LGBTQ, d) dependency on government, e) dependency on charity, f) abortion, g) mass/illegal immigration, h) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) more gun controls, j) patronage, k) political affiliation discrimination, l) reverse discrimination, and m) age discrimination?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20210225/wheaton-league-of-women-voters-offers-video-voter-guide-for-april-6-election
— Mark Senak: 2021 candidate profile for Glen Ellyn Village President
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210225/mark-senak-2021-candidate-profile-for-glen-ellyn-village-president
— Heidi Holan: 2021 candidate, College of DuPage board
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210225/heidi-holan-2021-candidate-college-of-dupage-board

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— How the 1908 race riot and Black history reform have risen to the spotlight for Illinois – Natalie Pierre
(DIERSEN: Soon, if not already, will Illinois Democrats demand that all Illinois Republicans disclose what their ancestors did in 1908. My ancestors on my father’s side operated Crete’s only hardware store. My ancestors on my mother’s side operated a farm in Grant Park.)
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/25/why-1908-race-riot-black-history-back-spotlight-illinois/4576369001/

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Conservative gathering to feature Trump’s false fraud claims.”
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/conservative-gathering-to-feature-trumps-false-fraud-claims

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrat teachers promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/teaching-students-new-black-history#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “It’s All About Trump: CPAC Seems Poised To Ignore Republican Identity Crisis.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/its-all-about-trump-cpac-seems-poised-ignore-republican-identity-crisis#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading standards move past legislative obstacles; ISBE pushes back on criticism – Demetrios Sanders
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/illinois-culturally-responsive-teaching-and-leading-standards-move-past-legislative-obstacles-isbe-pushes-back-on-criticism/

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP pounces on Welch’s mention of graduated income tax idea
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/25/ilgop-pounces-on-welchs-mention-of-graduated-income-tax-idea/
— 1,884 new confirmed and probable cases; 32 additional deaths; 1,463 hospitalized; 334 in ICU; 2.5 percent average case positivity; 2.7 percent average test positivity rate; 66,274 average daily doses; 2.44 million doses administered
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/25/1884-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-32-additional-deaths-1463-hospitalized-334-in-icu-25-percent-average-case-positivity-27-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-66274-average-daily-doses-244-million/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— House passes Equality Act despite objections over religious freedom, women’s sports. Three Republicans join Democrats as GOP support dips from 2019 – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/25/house-passes-equality-act-despite-objections-over-/
— Facebook says it will pay $1B over 3 years to news industry – AP
(DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want me to pay publishers for the right to include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to articles that they post on their websites. Of course, they ignore the fact that the newsletters drive lots of traffic to the publishers’ websites. Of course, they ignore the fact that the newsletters are not-for-profit. My critics/opponents want a) to stop me from sending out the newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading the newsletters. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/24/facebook-says-it-will-pay-1b-over-3-years-to-news-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Not an actual problem’: Top Democrat dismisses conservative censorship complaints. – Nihal Krishan
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want Google to continue to refuse to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/democrat-dismisses-conservative-censorship-complaints

FOX NEWS
— Rush Limbaugh to be honored at CPAC, inducted into Conservative Hall of Fame. Limbaugh will also be honored with video tribute at Ronald Reagan Dinner Saturday night. – Brian Flood
https://www.foxnews.com/media/rush-limbaugh-to-be-honored-at-cpac
— Citizens United rolls out anti-Biden campaign to ‘fight back’ against agenda, defend Trump’s record. Citizens United rolling out project at Conservative Political Action Conference starting Thursday. – Brooke Singman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/citizens-united-anti-biden-campaign-defend-trump-record

GOPUSA
— DC Congresswoman Introduces Bill To Remove ‘Emancipation Memorial’ Featuring Lincoln
(DIERSEN: DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton should offer to take Lincoln statutes that Illinois Democrats do not want.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106908
— Nearly Half Of Trump Voters Would Leave GOP For Trump Party, Poll Finds
(DIERSEN: Of course, ever-increasingly, anti-conservatives use Trump to drive conservatives out of the GOP.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106832

NEWSMAX
— Sen. Ted Cruz: Biden Opening Border for ‘Murderers, Rapists’ – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/illegals-criminals-rapists-texas/2021/02/25/id/1011573/

CBN NEWS
— ‘Chilling’ War on Conservative Media: Some Warn Dems Trying to ‘Silence All Opposing Views’ – George Thomas
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to silence me and my views. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2021/february/war-on-conservative-media-intensifies-some-warn-dems-trying-to-silence-all-opposing-views-and-control-your-life

PJ MEDIA
— Christian Science Monitor: If You Don’t Like Public Schools Proselytizing for Islam, You’re a Racist – ROBERT SPENCER
(DIERSEN: Islam is more like a political party or country without borders than a religion.)
https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2021/02/21/christian-science-monitor-if-you-dont-like-public-schools-proselytizing-for-islam-youre-a-racist-n1427210

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Top 10 Most Corrupt U.S. Cities from 1976-2019 Run by Democrats 87% of the Time – Nick Kangadis
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/top-10-most-corrupt-us-cities-1976-2019-run-democrats-87-pct-time

OPEN SECRETS
— Trump allies among top CPAC sponsors – Anna Massoglia
https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2021/02/trump-allies-at-cpac-2021/

ONE NEWS NOW
— A wolf in sheep’s clothing … in Christianity’s evangelical heartland. The Islamic Center of Wheaton is an Islamist stronghold in the heartland of evangelical Christianity, promoting anti-Western and anti-Semitic ideologies among Muslim Americans. – Hesham Shehab
https://onenewsnow.com/perspectives/guest-commentary/2021/02/25/a-wolf-in-sheeps-clothing-in-christianitys-evangelical-heartland
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Wheaton, Illinois, is home to Wheaton College, which is dubbed the “Harvard of Christian schools” in America. The city also boasts of 73 churches, supporting its claim to be the town with the “second most churches per capita in America.” But when the First Assembly of God lost its mortgage in 2013, the Islamic Center of Wheaton (ICW) paid $3.15 million for the seven-acre property and moved into the building – creating a hotbed for Islamic extremism in the middle of America’s evangelical epicenter. Being the first mosque ever to set roots in the town where America’s most prominent Christian evangelist Billy Graham went to seminary, ICW raised a lot of interest in the community. On its first “Open Mosque Day,” it attracted 250 people, mainly Christians and students from Wheaton College who enjoyed the hospitality of the new worship center. “We want to present a positive image of an Islamic center …. We just want to be a good neighbor …,” ICW president and spokesman Dr. Abraham Antar told the Chicago Tribune in late 2013. Yet, Wheaton families of any religion – including the suburb’s diverse Muslim community – should question the rosy image that Antar seeks to project. ICW’s leaders belong to Islamist organizations that stem from extremist, often violent movements based in the Middle East and South Asia. In-house guides For example, Antar himself is an “active volunteer” with two Islamist groups (the Muslim American Society [MAS] and the Chicago chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America [ICNA]) that have openly declared their allegiance to foreign extremists. Moreover, his wife Zahra was a speaker at a 2016 convention in Chicago jointly hosted by the same organizations. (See sidebar) It doesn’t stop there. Ibrahim Dardasawi, the imam of ICW, is a frequent guest at Islamist conventions in Chicago, including events sponsored by MAS-ICNA and American Muslims for Palestine, an anti-Israel nonprofit accused of providing a “platform for anti-Semitism.” For years, Dardasawi has “blessed” these conventions with his mellow voice in recitations of the Quran and Nasheeds (Islamic songs). While Dardasawi mainly leads prayers and delivers sermons at ICW, the vice president of the mosque – Sheikh Omer Haqqani – is more active in public outreach, interfaith relations, and youth education behalf of the mosque. Sadly, Haqqani may not be offering mentorship that helps young Muslims at ICW integrate with the community. He is a graduate of India’s fundamentalist Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, also known as Nadwa. (See sidebar). In any case, it is unclear what Haqqani teaches Muslim youth about their Christian neighbors and Islam. When asked during an interview about the books he uses for religious education at ICW, Haqqani refused to answer, possibly because the mosque curriculum draws upon the same radical theories espoused by his alma mater. Outside guides In addition to its radical leadership, Wheaton’s only mosque also plays host to extremist guest speakers. Locals visiting the worship center might chance upon Islamists such as Sabri Samirah, who presented a Friday sermon, or khutbah, at ICW in 2015. Samirah is a well-known Muslim Brotherhood leader in Jordan, and the former chairman of a pro-Hamas nonprofit shuttered in 2004 because of its role in financing international terrorism. His invitation to preach at ICW further reveals the mosque’s radical ideological identity. Indeed, Samirah’s appearance followed 11 years of exile after he was designated a security threat by U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services. Furthermore, Wheaton evangelists visiting ICW should be wary of the missionizing purpose behind its “Open Mosque” days. These events are often sponsored by GainPeace, an ICNA offshoot that whitewashes militant jihad in early Islamic history and misinforms non-Muslims. In a nationwide billboard campaign, GainPeace sought to ensure Christians that Muslims honor Jesus as a respected and revered prophet. However, less-public GainPeace training materials slander the Christian understanding of Jesus as rooted in paganism and “sketchy biographical material, poorly researched and compiled.” Successfully misguiding Nevertheless, there are signs that ICW’s propagandist teachings may be working. It’s apparent the Chicago suburb remains ignorant of the Islamic center’s radical agenda – as indicated by a Wheaton College professor who violated the school’s spiritual principles in 2015 by declaring that Muslims and Christians worship the same god, and other faculty who delivered flowers to ICW and begged “repentance for the ways in which evangelicals have abused Muslims.” It’s a pity that (Milton) Township, which boasts one of the most diverse Muslim refugee populations in the U.S., only has the Islamic Center of Wheaton – a proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing – for its Muslim immigrants. The mosque promotes intolerance, anti-Semitism, and victimhood, ultimately hindering the integration of the new Muslim generations into the American community. To be a good neighbor to and a positive influence on these refugee families – as Dr. Abraham Antar declared years ago – ICW should revoke its affiliation with extremist organizations and cleanse its leadership ranks of Islamist elements. Otherwise, Wheaton’s only mosque should be exposed and discredited as a radical institution incapable of assimilation. Hesham Shehab is the Chicago associate at the Counter-Islamist Grid, a project of the Middle East Forum. This column is printed with permission. Opinions expressed in ‘Perspectives’ columns published by OneNewsNow.com are the sole responsibility of the article’s author(s), or of the person(s) or organization(s) quoted therein, and do not necessarily represent those of the staff or management of, or advertisers who support the American Family News Network, OneNewsNow.com, our parent organization or its other affiliates.)

EPOCH TIMES
— FRONT PAGE: Conservatives Flock to Grassroots GOP Positions to Push Party Reform – PETR SVAB
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Far too many Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race of gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform, that is, far too many of the aforesaid are RINOs if not anti-conservatives. Republicans who support Trump do so despite concerns/disappointments because he has done more than any Republican president since Reagan to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/conservatives-flock-to-grassroots-gop-positions-to-push-party-reform_3699351.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Conservatives across the country are applying for local Republican official positions in a bid to reform the party. Some feel a major part of the party establishment consists of “Republicans in name only,” or RINOs, who no longer represent their voter base. The movement aims to fill the many vacant positions of precinct committee officers. Those involved in the effort estimate that roughly 400,000 of these jobs exist nationwide, with half or more empty, although the precise number is hard to determine since the GOP doesn’t publish overall data. These grassroots positions wield significant power and influence. Either directly or through electors and delegates, they elect state GOP leaders as well as a state’s delegation to the Republican National Committee (RNC), which then elects the national party leadership. They are also commonly drawn upon to fill election oversight positions, such as poll observers and ballot signature verification monitors. Some local party committees also endorse primary candidates and may organize get-out-the-vote efforts for a particular candidate. Interest in the committee positions surged in recent weeks after the topic was picked up by several conservative writers and personalities, and began to spread on social media. The general sentiment of the movement is that Republicans need to get more actively involved in politics and demand that their party and its candidates faithfully represent their values. The idea of virtually taking over the Republican Party through filling vacant precinct positions has long been advocated by Arizona lawyer Dan Schultz. Since at least 2009, he’s produced a book, a website, and numerous articles and videos on the subject and sought to influence the party’s movers and shakers, with limited success. The major breakthrough appears to have come on Feb. 6, when Steve Bannon, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, hosted Schultz on his talk show. Interest then started to snowball, with several articles in small conservative outlets and further appearances on Bannon’s show, Schultz told The Epoch Times.)
— Democrat’s $1.9 Trillion Relief Bill Is ‘Neo-Socialist Wish List’: Sen. John Kennedy – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/bidens-1-9-trillion-relief-bill-is-neo-socialist-wish-list-sen-john-kennedy_3710818.html

THE HILL
— McConnell says he’d back Trump as 2024 GOP nominee – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/540625-mcconnell-says-hed-back-trump-as-2024-gop-nominee
— House passes sweeping protections for LGBTQ people – ALEX GANGITANO AND JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540558-house-passes-sweeping-protections-for-lgbtq-people
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But the measure received strong pushback from conservatives, with critics arguing that it could infringe on religious liberties, could lead to taxpayer-funded abortion. They have also taken issue with its language allowing transgender women to take part in women’s sports. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) forcing two motion to vacate procedural votes, arguing that members needed “some time to think about how they’re going to vote on the Equality Act, but because the Equality Act, truly destroys women’s sports and women’s rights.” Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) vowed to fight it in the courts if it is signed into law, arguing it is unconstitutional and blasting Democrats for opting not to have the bill go through the committee process. “The definition of sex in HR 5 inserts the right to abortion into the Civil Rights Act, the Equality Act could be used to force a universal right to abortion until birth, it forces medical professionals to conduct or assist in performing abortions and perform certain surgeries, administer hormone blockers even if it is against their medical advice, forces employers to cover sexual assignment surgeries, forces schools, hospitals, and businesses to recognize a chosen gender. I can go down the list, but this is about power and control,” he said on the floor. Major companies like AT&T, Bank of America, Chevron, CVS, and General Motors support the passage of the legislation and are part of Human Rights Campaign’s Business Coalition.)
— Democrats’ letter targeting Fox, Newsmax for misinformation sparks clash during hearing. – REBECCA KLAR
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/540386-democrats-letter-targeting-fox-newsmax-for-misinformation-sparks-clash
— Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. replaces banned weed, LGBTQ rights flags — with bigger ones – JORDAN WILLIAMS
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/540323-pennsylvania-lt-gov-replaces-banned-weed-lgbtq-rights-flags-with-bigger

NBC NEWS
— Trump was once a CPAC pariah. Now he’s the confab’s king
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/trump-was-once-cpac-pariah-now-he-s-confab-s-n1258828

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Facebook signs pay deals with 3 Australian news publishers – ROD McGUIRK
(DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want me to pay publishers for the right to include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to articles that they post on their websites. Of course, they ignore the fact that the newsletters drive lots of traffic to the publishers’ websites. Of course, they ignore the fact that the newsletters are not-for-profit. My critics/opponents want a) to stop me from sending out the newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading the newsletters. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.startribune.com/facebook-signs-pay-deals-with-3-australian-news-publishers/600027485/

YAHOO
— Noem: Democrats used COVID to promote fear and change America. South Dakota governor calls out the left’s politicization of coronavirus on ‘Hannity’
https://news.yahoo.com/noem-democrats-used-covid-promote-031732945.html

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Republican No-Shows for CPAC Gathering Are Who’s Who of the GOP.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-25/republican-no-shows-for-cpac-gathering-are-who-s-who-of-the-gop

February 25 Morning Edition

FOX NEWS
— JOIN CPAC 2021 FROM HOME: How to watch streaming coverage, exclusive content on Fox Nation. Fox Nation to provide uninterrupted coverage and live streaming of this year’s event – Yael Halon
https://www.foxnews.com/media/cpac-2021-how-to-watch-streaming-coverage-fox-nation
— Citizens United rolls out anti-Biden campaign to ‘fight back’ against agenda, defend Trump’s record. Citizens United rolling out project at Conservative Political Action Conference starting Thursday. – Brooke Singma
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/citizens-united-anti-biden-campaign-defend-trump-record
— Trump should focus on 2022 elections, not 2024, in CPAC address: Newt Gingrich. Former House speaker calls Capitol security fencing ‘insult to every American.’ – Samuel Chamberlain
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-cpac-speech-2022-elections-2024-election-newt-gingrich
— Republican senators send letter to Jeff Bezos asking why Amazon pulled book by conservative author. Senators wrote that Amazon move ‘openly signaled to conservative Americans that their views are not welcome’ – Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/republican-senators-letter-amazon-book-transgender

WGN RADIO
— The Chicago Way w/John Kass: David Marcus previews CPAC and the future of the GOP
https://wgnradio.com/wgn-plus/thechicagoway/the-chicago-way-w-john-kass-david-marcus-previews-cpac-and-the-future-of-the-gop/

WGN TV
— Chicago tops list of most corrupt city in US
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/chicago-tops-list-of-most-corrupt-city-in-us-report-says/

NBC5
— ‘We’re in the Land of Lincoln:’ Lightfoot Responds to Chicago Mural Controversy. “Let’s be clear, we’re in the Land of Lincoln, and that’s not going to change.” – Becca Wood
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/were-in-the-land-of-lincoln-lightfoot-responds-to-chicago-mural-controversy/2446643/
— Kinzinger Draws Republican Primary Challenger Catalina Lauf Over Impeachment Vote – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/kinzinger-draws-republican-primary-challenger-over-impeachment-vote/2446472/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rep. Adam Kinzinger GOP primary challenger Catalina Lauf gets 523,900 hits on announcement video A primary contest between Kinzinger and Lauf is part of the GOP civil war being waged across the nation between Trump Republicans and Republicans who do not embrace the ex-president. – Lynn Sweet
(DIERSEN: Those who support the Republican Party platform support Trump and those who reject that platform support Trump-haters.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/24/22300280/illinois-rep-adam-kinzinger-pro-trump-gop-primary-challenger-catalina-lauf-523900-hits-on-video
— Political operative Roberto Caldero charged in new indictment featuring ex-Ald. Danny Solis. Also charged in separate tax indictments were former state Rep. Edward “Eddie” Acevedo and his sons Michael and Alex Acevedo. – Jon Seidel, Mark Brown, and Lauren FitzPatrick
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021/2/24/22300154/political-operative-roberto-caldero-charged-new-indictment-ex-alderman-danny-solis
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/24/22299093/cpac-republican-party-future-right-wing-extremism-s-e-cupp-conservative-political-action-conference

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— A transgender flag and a personal attack: Illinois U.S. Rep. Marie Newman and Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene feud over LGBTQ rights – BILL RUTHHART
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, a) will your employer if you are still employed, b) will the organizations that you are a member of, c) will your municipality, d) will your township, e) will your county, f) will Illinois, g) will America, and h) will the world officially get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ? I should write a book about adverse actions that the aforesaid have already taken against those like me who do not promote LGBTQ.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-marie-newman-marjorie-taylor-greene-transgender-rights-20210225-bx67japa3fbmlhvqhrrgab4sni-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Wednesday, Taylor Green gave a floor speech in opposition of the bill and then unsuccessfully tried to adjourn the House to block its movement through the chamber. That prompted Newman, whose new office in Washington’s Longworth House Office Building is directly across the hall from Taylor Greene’s, to display a transgender flag in the hallway. Newman tweeted a video of herself putting up the flag so that Taylor Greene “can look at it every time she opens her door.” That prompted Taylor Greene to post a similar video of herself putting up a sign on the wall across the hall from Newman that reads, “There are TWO genders MALE & FEMALE. ‘Trust the science!’”)

DAILY HERALD
— Newest DuPage courtroom designed with pandemic safety in mind – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210224/newest-dupage-courtroom-designed-with-pandemic-safety-in-mind
— Watch interview between candidates for West Chicago High School District 94 school board
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210224/watch-interview-between-candidates-for-west-chicago-high-school-district-94-school-board

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 112 COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 2 deaths, region’s positivity rate decreases to 3.8% – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/25/dupage-county-reports-112-covid-19-cases-wednesday-2-deaths-regions-positivity-rate-decreases-to-38/

NPR ILLINOIS
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA AND ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats blame Republicans for Blacks in Illinois not getting vaccinated.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/not-getting-their-shot-black-residents-lag-covid-19-vaccinations
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “It’s All About Trump: CPAC Seems Poised To Ignore Republican Identity Crisis.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/its-all-about-trump-cpac-seems-poised-ignore-republican-identity-crisis#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— 54% of Republican voters would support Trump if he ran for president in 2024 – ELISSA SALAMY
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/54-of-republican-voters-would-support-trump-if-he-ran-for-president-in-2024

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters crow about their success. What goals for turning children into LGBTQers do LGBTQ-promoters have for the schools in Illinois, in your county, in your township, and in your municipality?
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2021/02/25/campus/asg-legislation-to-relocate-the-gender-and-sexuality-resource-center-passes/

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS GLEN ELLYN
— Understand the importance of a township mental health board as we learn about the Youth Network that is sponsored by the Bloomingdale Twp 708 Mental Health Board. This is of particular interest for Milton Township citizens as we evaluate the ballot measure in the April 6th election that would provide funds to set up a 708 Mental Health board here as well.
https://www.lwvge.org/upcoming-events/bloomingdaleyouthnetwork

DUPAGE ELECTION DIVISION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: April 6, 2021 election sample ballots for your precinct are available.
https://www.dupageco.org/VoterLookup/
— Early Voting Begins at DuPage County Fairgrounds on Feb. 25th
https://www.dupageco.org/Election/Election_Commission_News/2021/64347/

DUPAGE DEMOCRATS
— FROM THE POSTING: Non-Partisan Candidates CONTESTED Races or Write-Ins that share our Democratic Values
https://dupagedemocrats.com/2021-election/candidates/

DEMOCRATS OF MILTON TOWNSHIP
— Monthly Meeting Minutes
(DIERSEN: I should sue all of my critics/opponents who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 have lost elections because of articles that I have included links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I would focus on a) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, b) their major donors, c) their political consultants, d) their campaign managers, e) their campaign staff members, and f) their campaign volunteers.)
https://www.democratsofmilton.com/minutes

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Catalina Lauf Promoted by Prominent Conservative Web Site Gateway Pundit
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/catalina-lauf-promoted-by-prominent-conservative-web-site-gateway-pundit/
— Grafton Township GOP Censures Congressman Adam Kinzinger
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/25/grafton-township-gop-censures-congressman-adam-kinzinger/
— Pathetic GOP Township Primary Election Voter Turnout
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/pathetic-gop-township-primary-election-voter-turnout/
— McConchie Criticizes Pritzker Budget Gimmicks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/mcconchie-criticizes-pritzker-budget-gimmicks/
— The Fauci Game from The Babylon Bee
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/25/message-of-the-day-a-game/
— Gasser v. Miller Algonquin Township Road District Case May Come to a Head on March 2nd
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/25/gasser-v-miller-case-may-come-to-a-head-on-march-2nd/
–Wokeness in the Pritzker Administration
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/25/wokeness-in-the-pritzker-administration/

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois’ Latest Use Of Taxpayer Money As Political Club – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-treasurer-frerichs-latest-use-of-taxpayer-money-as-political-club-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PRITZKER’S BUDGET PUSHES 9 NEW TAXES WORTH NEARLY $1 BILLION – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/pritzkers-budget-pushes-9-new-taxes-worth-nearly-1-billion/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Australia passes law to make Google, Facebook pay for news – AP
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I should pay them for the right to include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to their articles which are posted on websites. They would not do that if I agreed to a) serve as one or their operatives or dupes, b) glorify and praise them, c) pander to them, and/or d) give them lots of money. I would focus on the aforesaid who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/24/australia-passes-law-to-make-google-facebook-pay-f/

GOPUSA
— Biased Media Can Always Count On Liz Cheney For A Trump Putdown
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106878
— The Equality Act Is Anti-Christian
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106904

BREITBART
— Texas Towns Cope with Migrant Wave Not Tested for Coronavirus – NEIL MUNRO
(DIERSEN: How many not tested illegals do the Democrats and RINOs plan on dumping in Illinois, in your county, in your county district, in your township, in your municipality, in your municipal district, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood?)
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2021/02/24/texas-towns-cope-with-migrant-wave-not-tested-for-coronavirus/

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— Instruments of Our Own Oppression – Eric M. Wallace, PhD
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.snappages.site/blog/2021/02/25/instruments-of-our-own-oppression

CNS NEWS
— Atheists for Liberty Exhibit at ‘Conservative’ Political Action Conference – Michael W. Chapman
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/michael-w-chapman/atheists-liberty-exhibit-conservative-political-action-conference

DAILY CALLER
— 27-Year-Old Former Trump Admin Staffer Catalina Lauf Announces Congressional Campaign To Unseat Rep. Adam Kinzinger – ELIZABETH LOUISE
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/24/former-trump-administration-staffer-catalina-lauf-announces-congressional-run-illinois-representative-adam-kinzinger/

DAILY WIRE
— California Bill Requires ‘Gender Neutral’ Stores, Fines Retailers $1000 For Having Separate ‘Boy’ And ‘Girl’ Toy Departments – Emily Zanotti
https://www.dailywire.com/news/california-bill-requires-gender-neutral-stores-fines-retailers-1000-for-having-separate-boy-and-girl-toy-departments

FEDERALIST
— Twitter Blocked Links To CPAC’s Website. It Now Claims It Was Just An ‘Error’ – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/24/twitter-blocked-links-to-cpacs-website-it-now-claims-it-was-just-an-error/
— ‘Roe v. Wade’ Movie To Premiere Friday To CPAC’s Sold-Out Crowd – Gabe Kaminsky
https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/24/roe-v-wade-movie-to-premiere-friday-to-cpacs-sold-out-crowd/

PJ MEDIA
— Tucker Carlson’s ‘Disinformation’ Monologue Triggers the Left Big Time – Now Watch Them Fall Into His Trap and Respond With Disinformation – VICTORIA TAFT
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2021/02/24/tucker-carlsons-disinformation-monologue-triggers-the-left-big-time-now-watch-them-fall-into-his-trap-and-respond-with-disinformation-n1428038

TOWNHALL
— Tucker Carlson’s Segment on Misinformation Ends with a Brutal Uppercut to CNN – Matt Vespa
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/02/24/what-tucker-carlson-said-about-misinformation-and-qanon-will-surely-infuriate-th-n2585281
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Recently, Democrats sent a letter to cable providers and big tech companies imploring them to pretty much remove all or most conservative media outlets since we apparently peddle such misinformation. Of course, you all know this is a nakedly political attempt at censorship, but let’s play this game. Who’s really lying?)

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Democrat Equality Act ‘the most comprehensive assault on Christianity ever written into law’ ‘This is a radical bill that uses the government to control, through coercion, how every American thinks, speaks, and acts on issues of human sexuality’ – David McLoone
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/democrat-equality-act-the-most-comprehensive-assault-on-christianity-ever-written-into-law

COLLEGE FIX
— University appears to ignore request to ban Turning Point USA chapter from campus – RACHEL LALGIE
(DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, I greatly appreciate those who have resisted demands from my critics/opponents to ban me and to ban my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters.)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/university-appears-to-ignore-request-to-ban-tpusa-chapter-from-campus/

COURTHOUSE NEWS
— Facebook to Spend $1 Billion in Support of Journalism – MATTHEW RENDA
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I should pay them for the right to include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to their articles that are posted on websites. They would not do that if I agreed to a) serve as one or their operatives or dupes, b) glorify and praise them, c) pander to them, and/or d) give them lots of money. I would focus on the aforesaid who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.courthousenews.com/facebook-to-spend-1-billion-in-support-of-journalism/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Facebook pledged $1 billion in support for local news organizations Wednesday in the aftermath of its standoff with the Australian government over how much the social media platform should pay local news outlets for their content.)

EPOCH TIMES
— Republicans Can Win 2022 by Following Trump’s Lead: Lindsey Graham – MASOOMA HAQ
https://www.theepochtimes.com/republicans-can-win-2022-by-following-trumps-lead-lindsey-graham_3709448.html
— DOJ Watchdog Criticizes Trump’s Firing of IGs, but Omits Key Facts in Matter – Jeff Carlson
https://www.theepochtimes.com/doj-watchdog-criticizes-trumps-firing-of-igs-but-omits-key-facts-in-matter_3709653.html

UPI
— CPAC 2021 opens in Florida; Trump, other top Republicans to speak – Clyde Hughes
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2021/02/25/florida-cpac-2021-begins-donald-trump/9131614263961/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Black Lives Matter Opens Up about Its Finances. The foundation widely seen as a steward of the Black Lives Matter movement says it took in just over $90 million last year, according to a financial snapshot shared exclusively with The Associated Press. – AARON MORRISON
https://businessjournaldaily.com/ap-exclusive-black-lives-matter-opens-up-about-its-finances/

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters crow about their success. What goals for turning children into LGBTQers do LGBTQ-promoters have for the schools in Illinois, in your county, in your township, and in your municipality?
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/24/us/americans-identifying-lgbtq-poll-trnd/index.html

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters crow about their success. What goals for turning children into LGBTQers do LGBTQ-promoters have for the schools in Illinois, in your county, in your township, and in your municipality?
https://abcnews.go.com/US/americans-identify-lgbt-poll/story?id=76097305

CBS NEWS
— Liz Cheney calls on GOP to do more to reject ‘white supremacy’
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled GOP-haters call for the GOP to get rid of all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://wtop.com/congress/2021/02/liz-cheney-calls-on-gop-to-do-more-to-reject-white-supremacy/

YAHOO NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger promotes hatred against who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://news.yahoo.com/gop-rep-adam-kinzinger-called-065841115.html
— Mike Pompeo is speaking at CPAC amid rumors of a 2024 presidential bid – Lachlan Markay
https://news.yahoo.com/mike-pompeo-speaking-cpac-amid-014824048.html
— Congressional Hearing Explores Whether Right-Wing Media Disinformation Puts Lives ‘at Risk’ – Lindsey Ellefson
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/congressional-hearing-explores-whether-wing-180924060.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “A former CPAC organizer’s broadside shows conservatism’s ongoing descent.” If you claim to be conservative, but promote hatred against Trump, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters glorify and praise you.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/24/former-cpac-organizers-broadside-shows-conservatisms-ongoing-descent/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: How soon, if not already, a) will your employer if you are still employed, b) will the organizations that you are a member of, c) will your municipality, d) will your township, e) will your county, f) will Illinois, g) will America, and h) will the world officially get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ? I should write a book about adverse actions that the aforesaid have already taken against those like me who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/02/25/greene-newman-transgender-equality-act/
— The missing piece of the minimum wage debate. History shows that boosting the minimum wage leads to consumer spending. – Colleen Doody
(DIERSEN: During the 1960s, if the minimum wage had been $15/hour in today’s dollars, in 1966, I would have bought a new loaded Pontiac GTO to commute to classes at UIC from my parents’ home in Crete, instead of the new Pontiac Tempest Sprint that I bought. I washed dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kreseges in Chicago Heights during my junior and senior years and the summer in between at Crete-Monee High School.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/02/25/missing-piece-minimum-wage-debate/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “If you served Trump, you have no standing to criticize Biden.” What standing do your critics/opponents have to criticize you? I should write a book about my critics/opponents a) who never served as a chairman of a political organization – I served the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012; b) who never served on the leadership team of an organization – I served on the Steering Committee of the Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) 2003-2007, on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter 2001-2004, and on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996; c) who never served as a webmaster – I served as the webmaster of the Milton Township Republican Organization 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, ICRC 2003-2007, and Milton Township 2001-2004; d) who never worked for a government agency – I worked for GAO 1980-97, IRS 1971-1980, and the Post Office 1966-1969; e) who never earned any professional certifications or licenses – I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, I became a licensed CPA in 1981, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and a Forensic Accountant in 1997; f) who never served as a Precinct Committeeman – I have been a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999; g) who have never put newsletters together and sent them out – I have been putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together and sending them out since 2000; and h) who have never filed lawsuits – I should write a book about the lawsuits that I have filed.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/22/if-you-served-trump-you-have-no-standing-criticize-biden/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters crow about their success. What goals for turning children into LGBTQers do LGBTQ-promoters have for the schools in Illinois, in your county, in your township, and in your municipality?
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2021-02-25/house-poised-approve-legal-protections-lgbtq

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you really are a Trump-supporter, you do not do things that harm Trump.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2021/02/24/lawmakers-of-both-parties-slam-ron-johnson-for-claiming-fake-trump-protesters-stormed-capitol/
— Linking Self-Awareness To Leadership Potential, And How To Raise Your Self-Awareness – Kimberly Janson
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, I have never demonstrated leadership potential. They stress that I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. In my defense, I stress that a) I survived 7 years as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, b) I survived 8 years a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, c) I survived 6 years as a Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, d) I survived 4 years as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and e) I survived 3 years as an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2021/02/23/linking-self-awareness-to-leadership-potential-and-how-to-raise-your-self-awareness/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters destroy Republicans who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/will-enough-republican-senators-sign-onto-equality-act-pass-probably-not/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those who hate America use Blacks to promote hatred against America.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/feb/24/black-history-month-meaning-racism-legacy
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters crow about their success. What goals for turning children into LGBTQers do LGBTQ-promoters have for the schools in Illinois, in your county, in your township, and in your municipality?
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/24/how-many-lgbtq-americans-study-record-high

February 23 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— WTTW takes a stand against left-leaning bias — a welcome media move – MARK GLENNON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-wttw-balta-bias-20210223-p3jfduewszeqda6k6liqbyf2uq-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Mayor Lori Lightfoot signs ‘Welcoming City’ ordinance update ending Chicago police cooperation with federal immigration agents – GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-welcoming-city-lightfoot-20210223-bthyklzojjha3evtbevp6v45vy-story.html
— Oak Park board to pursue proclamation apologizing for past harms; trustees divided on reparations proposals – STEVE SCHERING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-park-reparations-tl-0225-20210223-baewookh6bb7rj6y5jlndymbny-story.html
— Chicago U.S. Attorney John Lausch gets reprieve from Biden administration through transition | Illinois’ top Democrats split over next state party chair | Pro-Trump Downstate Sen. Darren Bailey launches gubernatorial bid – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-federal-prosecutor-madigan-lausch-biden-spin-20210224-55vljg6j6zgrnjgeeznqqq6jtu-story.html
— John Lausch stays for now. Thank you. We’ll take it. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-corruption-ethics-john-lausch-stays-20210223-dbtg5b7s2jcq3a432ddfa7zvay-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Arlington Park on the block: Corporate owner Churchill Downs looks to sell historic racetrack. Churchill Downs Inc. is pitching the 93-year-old track as a “redevelopment opportunity,” meaning 2021 could be the last year the horses run at Arlington. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/23/22298122/arlington-park-sale-churchill-downs-illinois-horse-racing

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Lausch to stay as Chicago’s top federal prosecutor. White House reportedly agrees to request from Sen. Durbin and Duckworth to keep him on, at least for now. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/lausch-stay-chicagos-top-federal-prosecutor
— The intriguing fight to succeed Chairman Madigan. The battle over who will head the Illinois Democratic Party takes some very unusual twists. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/intriguing-fight-succeed-chairman-madigan

WREX
— Pritzker, Democrats celebrate monumental criminal justice law while GOP, police push back – Mike Miletich
https://wrex.com/2021/02/22/pritzker-democrats-celebrate-monumental-criminal-justice-law-while-gop-police-push-back/

LAGRANGE PATCH
— La Grange Village Official Bashes Trump. Trustee criticizes ex-president in asking board to approve contracts. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/lagrange/la-grange-village-official-bashes-trump

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Polling Places for Today’s GOP Primary Elections in Algonquin, Grafton & Nunda Townships – Ballots Today Will Determine All But One Township Official
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/polling-places-for-todays-gop-primary-elections-in-algonquin-grafton-nunda-townships-ballots-today-will-determine-all-but-one-township-official/
— State Senator Darren Bailey Seeking GOP Nomination for Governor – Spoke to Illinois Conservatives in Lake Geneva This Summer
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/darren-bailey-seeking-gop-nomination-for-governor/
— Sheriff Bill Prim’s Reaction to Governor Pritzker’s Signing of Criminal Law Changes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/sheriff-bill-prims-reaction-to-governor-pritzkers-signing-of-criminal-law-changes/
— Who’s Responsible for Covid Vaccination of ICE Detainees in McHenry County Jail?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/whos-responsible-for-covid-vaccination-of-ice-detainees-in-mchenry-county-jail/
— Lakewood Planning on Creating More Speed Traps by Lowering Limits Throughout Village
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/lakewood-planning-on-creating-more-speed-traps-by-lowering-limits-throughout-village/
— Porn on Zoom Screen at Dundee Crown High School
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/porn-on-zoom-screen-at-dundee-crown-high-school/
— Pritzker Press Release on 700-Page Bill Signed Yesterday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/pritzker-press-release-on-700-page-bill-signed-today/
— Assessor Al Zielinski’s Alleged Sales Chasing Creates Fireworks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/saleschasing/
— IL-16: Catalina Lauf Files FEC Paperwork as Candidate to Primary Adam Kinzinger
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/lauf022321/
— Dundee Township: Chris Kempf Earns Endorsement of Algonquin Village Trustee John Spella
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/kempf022321/

CAPITOL FAX
— Darren Bailey roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/23/darren-bailey-roundup/
— Pritzker, Durbin battle over control of state party
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/23/pritzker-durbin-battle-over-control-of-state-party/
— 1,665 new confirmed and probable cases; 27 additional deaths; 1,488 hospitalized; 361 in ICU; 2.8 percent average case positivity rate; 3.0 percent average test positivity rate; 55,917 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/23/1665-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-27-additional-deaths-1488-hospitalized-361-in-icu-28-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-30-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-55917-average-daily-doses/

FOX NEWS
— Conservative leaders call for state Attorneys General to probe Facebook, Twitter and Google over liberal bias. ‘Conservative speech is under attack,’ Media Research Center president Brent Bozell said. – Brian Flood
https://www.foxnews.com/media/conservative-leaders-state-attorneys-general-facebook-twitter-google-liberal-bias
— Trump wishes Tiger Woods a speedy recovery after LA crash. Woods sustained multiple leg injuries. – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-wishes-tiger-woods-a-speedy-recovery-after-la-crash

GOPUSA
— House Democrats Target Newsmax, Fox News, OAN For De-Platforming From Cable
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106798

BLAZE
— House takes first step in contested election review that may result in Republican being unseated. ‘I can’t think of a worst first step this committee could take’ – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/house-takes-first-step-in-contested-election-review-that-may-result-in-republican-being-unseated

NEWSMAX
— Republicans Demand Equal Seats on Capitol Riot Commission (DIERSEN: Virtually all, if not all, GAO employees are Democrats. Republicans should have always demanded that half of all GAO employees be Republicans.)
https://www.kmjnow.com/news/republicans-demand-equal-seats-on-capitol-riot-commission/

CNS NEWS
— LGBT Advocate to Exhibit at Conservative Political Action Conference – Craig Bannister
(DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ promote the destruction of the GOP.)
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/lgbt-advocate-exhibit-conservative-political-action-conference
— Congressional Dems Trying to Deplatform Fox News May Have Violated First Amendment – Hans Bader
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/hans-bader/congressional-dems-trying-deplatform-fox-news-may-have-violated-first

PJ MEDIA
— Northwestern University in Illinois: ‘The Whiteness Scale’ Tells You How Much of a Racist You Are – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/02/23/the-whiteness-scale-tells-you-how-much-of-a-racist-you-are-n1427691

EPOCH TIMES
— Biden Gun Control Plan Would ‘Criminalize’ up to 105 Million People: Gun-rights Group – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/biden-gun-control-plan-would-criminalize-up-to-105-million-people-gun-rights-group_3707740.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger says GOP will “be a minority party forever” if we keep supporting Trump.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540080-kinzinger-gop-will-be-a-minority-party-forever-if-we-keep-supporting-trump
— House Democrats press Facebook on role as a ‘breeding ground for polarization’ – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/540159-house-democrats-press-facebook-over-role-as-a-breeding-ground-for

YAHOO NEWS
— Graham: Trump will unify GOP, fight Biden’s immigration policies
https://news.yahoo.com/graham-trump-unify-gop-fight-040332040.html
— New podcast explores reparations for Black Americans
https://news.yahoo.com/podcast-explores-reparations-black-americans-010945923.html

CAPITOL RESEARCH
— Corporations Ditch the GOP After Capitol Hill Riot
https://capitalresearch.org/article/corporations-ditch-the-gop-after-capitol-hill-riot/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Straight-Ticket Voting Took Another Big Leap in 2020 – Ed Kilgore
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/02/straight-ticket-voting-took-another-big-leap-in-2020.html

February 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Edward Guerra Kodatt chosen to replace longtime Illinois House Speaker and Representative Mike Madigan. Rep. Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch took Madigan’s place as House speaker last month. – Craig Wall, John Garcia and Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/edward-guerra-kodatt-chosen-to-replace-mike-madigan/10359500/

NBC5
— Coronavirus in Illinois: 1,585 New Cases, 35 Additional Deaths Reported Sunday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-in-illinois-1585-new-cases-35-additional-deaths-reported-sunday/2443668/

CBS2
— Former House Speaker Mike Madigan Selects Edward Guerra Kodatt, 13th Ward Worker, To Fill Seat
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/21/mike-madigan-illinois-house-seat-edward-kodatt/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Former Speaker Michael Madigan unsure how long he’ll remain state Democratic chair as he picks 26-year-old successor – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-michael-madigan-replacement-20210221-mhhu2pnifrf5bjrim76qwtaoqm-story.html

WCIA
— Schimpf says Trump ‘had his day in court,’ and ‘did not win’ 2020 election – Mark Maxwell
https://www.wcia.com/illinois-capitol-news/schimpf-says-trump-had-his-day-in-court-and-did-not-win-2020-election/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Co-founder says Wikipedia’s neutrality ‘long gone,’ cites leftist bias – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/21/co-founder-says-wikipedias-neutrality-long-gone-ci/
— GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson: ‘I wouldn’t’ support Trump in 2024 – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/21/gop-gov-asa-hutchinson-i-wouldnt-support-trump-in-/

BREITBART
— ICE to Release Migrants Further into U.S. — Away from Texas Border Cities – Randy Clark
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2021/02/21/exclusive-ice-to-release-migrants-further-into-u-s-away-from-texas-border-cities/
— Kevin Sorbo on Facebook Blacklisting: Zuckerberg Has More Power Than Our Government – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/02/21/kevin-sorbo-on-facebook-blacklisting-zuckerberg-has-more-power-than-our-government/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Scott Walker Takes Helm of Young America’s Foundation – Kevin Mooney
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/02/21/scott-walker-takes-helm-of-young-americas-foundation/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Coca-Cola Forcing Employees To Take Online Course To Learn “To Be Less White”
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters want those who are the following to hate themselves: law enforcement officers, veterans, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/report-coca-cola-forcing-employees-to-take-online-course-to-learn-to-be-less-white/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Coca-Cola Company is barreling full-steam ahead in the hopes of being crowned the most wokest woke company of uber-woke 2021. Last month, Professor Jacobson wrote about “Coca-Cola Impos[ing] Racial Quotas On Outside Counsel Staffing. This month, we learn that Coca-Cola is forcing its employees to attend a divisive, destructive online course designed to make them hate themselves because of the color of their skin. Making white people hate themselves for the color of their skin is, of course, the goal of all this ridiculous, flagrantly racist ‘anti-racist’ training’ that has taken over our universities, our government, and our major (and not so major) businesses and corporations. And Coca-Cola is apparently fully onboard with dehumanizing their staff, with instilling in them a sense of self-hatred and a paranoid, judgmental loathing of their entire race. What says stellar employee more than a suicidal, soul-destroyed, self- and race-hater who is required to be “less white”? This is a monstrous evil inflicted on people who have done nothing wrong, who are good employees, and who have committed no crime . . . beyond the new ‘crime’ of being born white. Being white is bad, so be “less white,” goes the hate yourself racist orthodoxy, and implicit in this, is the unspoken, but deeply understood, threat: if you want to keep your job. This is a genuinely evil ideology, and people are outraged. . .Tearing people down, filling them with self-doubt and self-hate, is now how you build an “inclusive workplace,” according to Coca-Cola. Targeting white people for reeducation about their ‘whiteness’ is vile, racist, and unconscionable. That said, it is—objectively speaking—a great way to manufacture a compliant and complacent populace. If you hate yourself and your entire race, you are not going to fight back. Why would you? You have learned that you are evil because of your skin color, you have been taught to recognize your evil as manifested in your skin color, and you have been coerced into shouting your evil whiteness from the rooftops. You then feel that you deserve whatever horrors the left unleashes on you because, after all, you were born white. Who needs reeducation camps when the job is being done in our K-12 schools, universities, cultural output, government, and businesses? Reject it. Reject it because it flies in the face of your religious beliefs, because it does not comport with your understanding of America, because it does not make sense to hate yourself for something beyond your control, because it is unjust. Reject it because it is destructive, divisive, and at rock bottom, purely evil.)

WASHINGTON POST
— Last year was good for LGBTQ rights. Congress can make this one even better. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the following officially get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ: a) your employer if you have a job, b) the organizations that you are a member of, c) the municipality that you live in, d) the township that you live in, e) the county that you live in, f) the state that you live in, g) the United States, and h) the world?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/pass-equality-act-2021-lgbtq-rights/2021/02/19/c35f9e9c-72f1-11eb-93be-c10813e358a2_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Big Tech Employees Opened Wallets for Biden Campaign. Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple and Facebook made up biggest source of donations to Democrat among corporate employees. – Brody Mullins and Emily Glazer
https://www.wsj.com/articles/big-tech-employees-opened-wallets-for-biden-campaign-11613833201
— Trump Is Flawed but Don’t Shun His Voters – James Hyland, Beechhurst, N.Y.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-is-flawed-but-dont-shun-his-voters-11613934791

NEWSWEEK
— Matt Gaetz Shares Tweet Suggesting Adam Kinzinger Had Payback Motive for Turning on Trump – EMILY CZACHOR
https://www.newsweek.com/matt-gaetz-shares-tweet-suggesting-adam-kinzinger-had-payback-motive-turning-trump-1570843
— Trump-Friendly CPAC 2021 Speaker Lineup Shows Little Sign of GOP’s Civil War – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-friendly-cpac-2021-speaker-lineup-shows-little-sign-gop-civil-war-1570831

RAW STORY
— Donald Trump will destroy the Republican Party — here’s how Democrats can help
https://www.rawstory.com/trump-toxic/
— Researchers link physical strength and wealth to militancy and conservatism
https://www.rawstory.com/researchers-link-physical-strength-and-wealth-to-militancy-and-conservatism/
— Big money GOP donors are funneling cash to anti-Trump Republicans to battle his influence – Tom Boggioni
https://www.rawstory.com/gop-donors/
— Adam Kinzinger is loving getting censured by his own GOP: ‘Thanks for playing’ – Ray Hartmann
https://www.rawstory.com/adam-kinzinger-loving-republican-censure/

SLATE
— Poll: Almost Half of Republicans Would Drop GOP, Join Trump Party – DANIEL POLITI
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/02/poll-almost-half-trump-voters-drop-republican-party.html

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating LGBTQ-promoter asks “Was Donald Trump suffering from dementia in the White House?”
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/donald-trump-suffering-dementia-white-house/

GUARDIAN
— Republican leader Steve Scalise refuses to admit Trump lost election to Biden – Martin Pengelly
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/21/steve-scalise-trump-biden-election-abc-jonathan-karl

DAILY MAIL
— Pence SNUBS CPAC amid rumors of Trump rift: Ex-President will give speech on ‘future of the Republican Party’ in his first public appearance since leaving office – KATELYN CARALLE
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9283755/Trumps-comeback-Former-president-preview-future-Republican-Party-CPAC-speech.html

February 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— 14th Amendment battle may loom if Trump decides to run in 2024 – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/14th-amendment-battle-may-loom-if-trump-runs-again/10354837/

NBC5
— Trump Rages at Top Republicans Even as Advisors Urge Him to Focus Attacks on Biden, Democrats – Brian Schwartz
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-rages-at-top-republicans-even-as-advisors-urge-him-to-focus-attacks-on-biden-democrats/2442938/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Take down Chicago statues of Lincoln? No. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-chicago-abraham-lincoln-statues-20210219-s7xkmlb3nnabhjgwbwabrtky6y-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,219 new COVID-19 cases and 63 more deaths reported; Lightfoot defends spending $281.5 million in federal relief money on police payroll
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-aud-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20210219-fdbbqfl75rbhlpweetxldilgcu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Sorry, don’t expect the Fairness Doctrine to come back and prevent more Rush Limbaughs.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-fairness-doctrine-fcc-rush-limbaugh-page-20210219-cuzacv6h3jeapc74wdmdtphf4i-story.html
— Madigan’s sprint to pick his successor | Lightfoot still backs police superintendent after scathing watchdog report | Beer home delivery legislation brewing – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-madigan-speedy-replacement-process-lightfoot-defends-brown-spin-20210219-awl3fwwxzvh3jkjkkmknn2rb6q-story.html
— Oak Park village clerk candidates talk government transparency, voter access during League of Women Voters forum – STEVE SCHERING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-village-clerk-forum-tl-0225-20210219-4sc3blbjx5h6jdrbbzsqd2qknm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Kinzinger snaps back at Will County GOP organization after latest party censure – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210219/kinzinger-snaps-back-at-suburban-republican-group-after-latest-party-censure
— Gary R. Saake: 2021 candidate for West Chicago High School District 94 School Board
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210219/gary-r-saake-2021-candidate-for-west-chicago-high-school-district-94-school-board

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Kinzinger slams Will County GOP after censure vote. The chairman called the congressman’s impeachment vote a “betrayal.” The congressman fired back. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/kinzinger-slams-will-county-gop-after-censure-vote

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Barghouti Hardwick new chairwoman of Sangamon County GOP. Succeeds Rosemarie Long, who died Feb. 3. – Steven Spearie
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/19/dianne-barghouti-hardwick-new-chair-sangamon-county-gop/4500578001/

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger calls censure votes ‘petty’ after latest from Will County – Corina Curry
https://www.rrstar.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/02/19/illinois-republicans-censure-rep-adam-kinzinger-trump-impeachment-vote/4512821001/

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Will County Republicans overwhelmingly vote to censure Kinzinger
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/illinois/will-county-republicans-overwhelmingly-vote-to-censure-kinzinger/article_4f2130cc-72ec-11eb-a425-f3c36ebe1eed.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Illinois GOP Launches www.FirePritzker.org – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?id=319372#.YDBJqi4XCM8

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump repeats election claims in interviews, is unchallenged – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-repeats-election-claims-in-interviews-is-unchallenged

NPR ILLINOIS
— Capitol Police Suspends 6 Officers, Investigates Dozens More After Capitol Riots – H.J. MAI
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/capitol-police-suspends-6-officers-investigates-dozens-more-after-capitol-riots#stream/0

BOLINGBROOK PATCH
— DuPage Township Clerk Resigns Amid Election-Process Breach. DuPage Township Clerk Kulsum Ali resigned her office following the ballot-placement lottery for the April 6 DuPage Township election. – Jackie Traynere
https://patch.com/illinois/bolingbrook/dupage-township-clerk-resigns-amid-election-process-breach-1

WHEATON PATCH
— Weekly Update: How Coronavirus Is Affecting Wheaton Area Nursing Homes. The federal government is tracking the decline of COVID-19 cases in nursing homes, including in the Wheaton area.
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/weekly-update-how-coronavirus-affecting-wheaton-area-nursing-homes

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— With resignation, Madigan’s grip on Illinois politics loosens – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/with-resignation-madigans-grip-on-illinois-politics-loosens/article_81ff9802-7301-11eb-83c7-9fc47b0a637a.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DI LEO: THE GOLDEN MICROPHONE GOES SILENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/the-golden-microphone-goes-silent.html
— MADIGAN RESIGNS FROM IL GENERAL ASSEMBLY; PROUD OF MAKING ILLINOIS A “BASTION OF DEMOCRATIC VALUES”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/madigan-resigns-from-il-general-assembly-proud-of-making-illinois-a-bastion-of-democratic-values-.html
— PARTY REALIGNMENT: RADICAL REPUBLICANS, CORPORATE DEMOCRATS?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/party-realignment-radical-republicans-corporate-democrats.html
— THE FRENCH ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT TO SAY ‘NO THANKS’ TO US WOKE-ISM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/the-french-are-absolutely-right-to-say-no-thanks-to-us-woke-ism.html

CAPITOL FAX
— After censure, Kinzinger lashes out at Will County GOP’s “ineptitude”
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/19/after-censure-kinzinger-lashes-out-at-will-county-gops-ineptitude/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/19/covid-19-roundup-75/
— 2,219 new confirmed and probable cases; 63 additional deaths; 1,596 hospitalized; 366 in ICU; 2.8 percent average case positivity rate; 3.3 percent average test positivity rate; 59,460 average daily doses; 2+ million vaccines administered
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/19/2219-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-63-additional-deaths-1596-hospitalized-366-in-icu-28-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-33-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-59460-average-daily-doses-2-mill/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Twitter’s terms of service only applies to Republicans – Kelly Sadler
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/19/twitters-terms-service-only-applies-republicans/
— Facebook, Google and Twitter CEOs to testify before Congress on misinformation, disinformation – Ryan Lovelace
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation and disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. Of course, Democrats and RINOs want my critics/opponents to testify. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc. My critics/opponents promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/18/facebook-google-and-twitter-ceos-testify-congress-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— GOP angst as Trump and McConnell wage civil war – W. James Antle III
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/politics/donald-trump-mitch-mcconnell-gop-struggle-civil-war

FOX NEWS
— California state Republican says bill would protect people from discrimination based on political views. ‘Cancel culture and the efforts to silence differing opinions and voices should be a growing concern for all of us.’ – Morgan Phillips
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who ever-increasingly promote hatred against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I would focus on those Republican-haters who have lots or religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-state-republican-cancel-culture-bill-isnt-about-protecting-republicans
(FROM THE ARTICLE: California Republican State Sen. Melissa Melendez, amid liberal backlash, argued that her legislative proposals against “cancel culture” aren’t about “protecting Republicans” but about defending the right to be one. “The last four years have really opened my eyes to what’s going on out there, and how people feel that it’s somehow okay to protect every other class in this country except political class,” Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, tells Fox News in an interview. “With President Trump being elected we’ve seen members of Congress advocating for members of the Trump administration to be harassed and targeted. It’s permeating every aspect of our lives, so I felt that putting political affiliation in California’s fair employment and housing act was appropriate,” she continues. But, “The bill isn’t about protecting Republicans,” she says. “It’s Republicans today, it could be Democrats tomorrow… it’s a bill about fairness.” Melendez — a U.S. Navy veteran, small business owner, and mother of five children — said her “Diversity of Thought Act” would protect people from discrimination over politics when seeking housing, bank loans, or employment by amending the Fair Employment and Housing Act. The Act bars discrimination against race, religion, sexual orientation and other factors. California employment law already prohibits workplace retaliation for political activity. Her second bill would help protect students from bullying over their political views. “Cancel culture and the efforts to silence differing opinions and voices should be a growing concern for all of us,” Melendez said in announcing the legislation.)
— Bill Gates says Trump should ‘probably’ be allowed to return to social media. Twitter cut the former president off from some 88M followers after the deadly riot on Jan. 6. – Megan Henney
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bill-gates-says-trump-should-probably-be-allowed-to-return-to-social-media

ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM
— President Biden Has Promised to Pass the Equality Act—Here’s How That Threatens Your Freedoms
https://www.adflegal.org/blog/president-biden-has-promised-pass-equality-act-heres-how-threatens-your-freedoms

GOPUSA
— Would YOU Pay? Democrats Push Reparations; Biden ‘Supports A Study’ – Bobby Eberle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106697
— Executive Orders V. Guns: How The Second Amendment May Be In Peril
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106677

BREITBART
— Joe Biden’s Progressives Abolish ICE Protections by 80 Percent – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/18/washington-post-joe-bidens-progressives-abolish-ice-protections-by-80-percent/
— Joe Biden Amnesty Plan Protects Illegal Hiring, Excludes Mandatory E-Verify – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/18/joe-biden-amnesty-plan-protects-illegal-hiring-excludes-e-verify/

DAILY CALLER
— Public Schools Are Becoming Cesspools Of Woke Liberal Activism. What Happened? Schools are teaching students more radical material, and that may hurt enrollment.
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/19/public-schools-woke-liberal-activism-critical-race-theory-teachers-unions-enrollment-private-schools/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— OBSESSED: House Democrats Try To Ban Trump From Being Buried At Arlington – Sergie Daez
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/obsessed-democrats-try-ban-twice-impeached-former-presidents-being-interred-arlington-national

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Republicans Planning to Target Democrats Over Biden’s Job-Killing Keystone XL Policy – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/republicans-planning-to-target-democrats-over-bidens-job-killing-keystone-xl-policy/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters.
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/539450-political-purists-bring-cancel-culture-to-the-republican-party

CNN
— Why Corporate America is jumping for joy while millions of workers remain jobless. – Anneken Tappe
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/18/economy/ceo-business-confidence/index.html

MSN
— Anti-Trump group launches Fox News ad buy – Holly Otterbein
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/anti-trump-group-launches-fox-news-ad-buy/ar-BB1dPikj?li=BBnb7Kz

REUTERS
— How to respond to disinformation while protecting free speech
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. Of course, my critics/opponents want to “respond” to me and to my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc. My critics/opponents promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/risj-review/how-respond-disinformation-while-protecting-free-speech

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled GOP-hating GOP-haters say “It’s been a brutal two months for the GOP.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/it-s-been-brutal-two-months-gop-n1258325

WASHINGTON POST
— For younger job seekers, diversity and inclusion in the workplace aren’t a preference. They’re a requirement. Millennial and Gen Z professionals are avoiding companies without a diverse workforce, clear promotion traffic and a commitment to confronting systemic racism in their ranks. – Jennifer Miller
(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.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/02/18/millennial-genz-workplace-diversity-equity-inclusion/
— How many Americans are unemployed? It’s likely a lot more than 10 million. The United States has not had reliable data during the pandemic to answer a very basic question: How many Americans are out of work? – Heather Long
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/02/19/how-many-americans-unemployed/

FORBES
— A Much-Needed Service: NewsGuard Cracks Down On Fake News – Todd Wasserman
(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. Of course, Democrats and RINOs want NewsGuard to crack down on me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc. My critics/opponents promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/toddwasserman/2021/02/19/a-much-needed-service-newsguard-cracks-down-on-fake-news/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 54% of Voters Say Biden Is a ‘Puppet’ of the Left
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/54_of_voters_say_biden_is_a_puppet_of_the_left

February 19 Morning Edition

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Will County Republicans voted overwhelmingly Thursday night to censure Rep. Adam Kinzinger for his vote to impeach former President Donald Trump. The 111 to 5 vote (and one abstention) for censure “is meant to remind the representative who he represents: the people who elected him, not his self-interests,” said Will County Republican Chairman George Pearson, adding that Kinzinger’s decision to start a PAC that “goes against other Republicans was a betrayal.” Pearson said his next task is to find a challenger for Kinzinger’s seat. The rebuke comes a few days after the Iroquois County GOP in central Illinois voted to censure. LaSalle County’s Republican Central Committee voted to censure earlier this month. All three counties are among the 14 counties that make up Kinzinger’s 16th Congressional District. Kinzinger issued a statement criticizing GOP leaders in Will County for not doing more to elect Republicans and calling the county GOP “inept.” “Maybe if the Will County GOP spent the same amount of time and energy helping local Republicans as they do with petty censure votes to go after those that vote their conscience, they might actually win a few races,” Kinzinger said. He said Will County has gone from a “staunchly conservative county where Republicans controlled the board and held countywide offices” to one that’s seen Democrats take control of county board seats. “The leaders of the Will County GOP have proven they are unable to assist Republican candidates in winning these especially important elections. As the last federal Republican official representing Will County, I have been saddened by this ineptitude.” – Shia Kapos
(DIERSEN: What do you say to those who do not want you or anyone else to read the aforesaid?)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2021/02/19/madigan-matters-new-censure-for-kinzinger-scathing-report-on-police-griffin-grilled-491813

ABC7
— US lets in asylum-seekers stuck in Mexico, ends Trump policy – AP (DIERSEN: Democrats want asylum seekers because asylum seekers will vote for Democrats. RINOs want asylum seekers because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/us-lets-in-asylum-seekers-stuck-in-mexico-ends-trump-policy/10353424/

CBS2
— Aldermen, Activists Criticize Mayor Lightfoot For Spending More Than $280 Million In Pandemic Relief Funds On CPD
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/18/aldermen-activists-criticize-mayor-lightfoot-for-spending-more-than-280-million-in-pandemic-relief-funds-on-cpd/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Crime, taxes, closed schools or clogged side streets. But Lightfoot focuses on statues. – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-chicago-statues-john-kass-20210219-js2i332npnfc5efrobjx52bcii-story.html
— Readers, we need you now more than ever – ERIC ZORN
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, mainstream newspapers a) act like they are arms of the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green parties; b) dump readers, dump organizations, dump companies, dump governments, and dump countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time; and c) promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-alden-global-capital-tribune-newspapers-zorn-20210219-y4mg4perrraxhjh43tat7xjkwe-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Please don’t cancel your subscription to the Chicago Tribune because we’re poised to be taken over by Alden Global Capital.)
— Naperville divvies up $500,000 among agencies that provide social service assistance in city – SUZANNE BAKER
(DIERSEN: Soon, under the Democrats, everyone will be handing out welfare and/or receiving welfare.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-social-service-funding-st-0217-20210218-6k73tay4krfurk6whdm7lczuy4-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Michael Madigan moves on, but his strongman legacy remains. At his core, the longtime speaker was an old-fashioned ward boss who knew how to collect votes. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/michael-madigan-moves-his-strongman-legacy-remains

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH & WILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater a) glorifies and praises Kinzinger and b) demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Kinzinger’s critics.
https://www.pantagraph.com/kinzinger-family-letters-over-trump-vote-get-national-media-attention/article_5bc85d10-3ebf-5486-9b59-f33a3fccf840.html
https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/story/whats-rep-kinzingers-endgame

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Pension checks — big ones — are in the monthly mail – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-pension-checks-big-ones-are-in-the-monthly-mail/article_d37a16cf-30fb-5681-bd89-a521348be59f.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Holding the No. 1 position is former Republican legislator and Judge Edward Petka, who collects a monthly check of $18,062. That’s $216,747 a year, an amount sweetened by those 3 percent annual cost-of-living increases. In Petka’s case, his 3 percent increase amounts to an extra $6,500 a year, a roughly $500-per-month hike. Former Democratic state Rep. Gary Hannig of Litchfield, who worked in former Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration, collects $14,584 per month. His wife, Elizabeth, who succeeded her husband when he left the Illinois House to work for Quinn, supplements her husband’s pension by collecting a monthly pension check of $4,373 per month. Together, they collect pension checks totaling $18,957 per month — $227,484 for the year. Former Gov. Jim Edgar holds the No. 5 slot, collecting $15,102 per month. The list of recipients includes scoundrels. Among them is indicted former state Rep. Luis Arroyo. Charged with bribery and forced to resign from the Illinois House in 2019, he’s collecting $4,507 per month, a perk he might be forced to forfeit if he is convicted on the political corruption charge. Another notorious pension recipient is former Chicago-area state Sen. Ira Silverstein, who lost his elective office after being implicated in an embarrassing sexual-harassment case. He receives $6,600 per month. Other prominent legislative monthly pension recipients are Quinn, $12,864; former state senator and state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, $12,811; former state senator and former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, $12,789; former Lt. Gov. Robert Kustra, $11,859; Jayne Thompson, wife of the late Gov. James Thompson, $9,783; former state Attorney General Neil Hartigan, $9,776; and former state legislators later elected to Congress (Republicans Tim Johnson, $7,899, and Tom Ewing, $7,667, and Democrat Terry Bruce, $7,154). Among the local politicians named were former state Rep. Bill Black, R-Danville, $11,742; former state Rep. Helen Satterthwaite, D-Urbana, $7,377; former Democratic county auditor, Urbana mayor and state Rep. Laurel Prussing, $5,569; former state Rep. Chad Hays, R-Catlin, $4,682; former state Rep. Naomi Jakobsson, D-Urbana, $4,497; Republican former state legislator Max Coffey of Charleston, $4,825; Republican former state legislator Rick Winkel of Champaign, $3,362; Republican former legislator Judy Myers of Danville, $2,452; Republican former legislator Shane Cultra of Iroquois County, $2,970; and former Democratic legislator Julie Curry of Decatur, $1,991.)

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 145 COVID-19 cases Thursday, 10 deaths, 4.05% of population fully vaccinated – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/19/dupage-county-reports-145-covid-19-cases-thursday-10-deaths-405-of-population-fully-vaccinated/

STATELINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrat teachers promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.mystateline.com/news/new-proposed-illinois-school-requirement-would-include-a-reading-list-of-anti-racism-books/

NPR ILLINOIS
— The Republican Rift Goes Far Deeper Than Just Trump And McConnell – DOMENICO MONTANARO
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The riff in the Republican Party is between a) those who want to defend and advance the party’s platform and b) those who want to dump the party’s platform, and especially its traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. I should write a book about past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization a) who reject some, many, most, if not all of the aforesaid planks and b) who do everything that can to get rid of Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains who support the aforesaid planks.) I should write a book about Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, major donors, political consultants, campaign managers, campaign staff members, campaign volunteers, etc. who reject some, many, most, if not all of the aforesaid planks.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/republican-rift-goes-far-deeper-just-trump-and-mcconnell#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-16: Scott Presler Confirms for Saturday in Minooka Looking for Volunteers Against Kinzinger
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/presler021821/
— Team Nunda Township Mails
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/team-nunda-mails/
— Campaigning in the Snow in Lakewood
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/campaigning-in-the-snow-in-lakewood/

WIREPOINTS
— Illiterate Revolutionaries: Chicago schools struggle as teachers push liberal politics – Fox News short film
https://wirepoints.org/illiterate-revolutionaries-chicago-schools-struggle-as-teachers-push-liberal-politics-fox-news/
— What Pritzker’s 2022 budget proposal doesn’t do: fix Illinois – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/what-pritzkers-2022-budget-proposal-doesnt-do-fix-illinois-wirepoints/
— Pritzker’s budget doesn’t do anything to address population loss, taxes, or pensions – Wirepoints joins Craig Dellimore on WBBM
https://wirepoints.org/pritzkers-budget-doesnt-do-anything-to-address-population-loss-taxes-or-pensions-wirepoints-joins-craig-dellimore-on-wbbm/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Pelosi’s pick to lead Capitol probe says police ‘complicit,’ helped rioters – Rowan Scarborough
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/18/russel-honore-capitol-police-complicit-riot/
— Conservative groups kick-start anti-Biden push with $2 million ad blitz – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/18/conservative-groups-kickstart-anti-biden-push-2-mi/
— Australia’s proposed law to make tech giants pay for the news articles shared on their networks has Google and Facebook doing a good cop/bad cop routine. – Ryan Lovelace
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want Google, Facebook, etc. to ban my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and to ban my www.gopillinois.com website. My critics/opponents want to abolish the First Amendment.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/18/big-tech-censorship-spreads-press-australia-us-con/

FOX NEWS
— Menendez introduces Dem immigration bill, denies ‘amnesty’ despite citizenship path for illegal immigrants. The bill needs 10 Republican votes in the Senate. – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/menendez-dem-immigration-bill-amnesty-illegal-immigrants

BREITBART
— Chicago Police Dept. ‘failed the public’ during George Floyd protests – UPI
https://www.breitbart.com/news/chicago-police-dept-failed-the-public-during-george-floyd-protests/

NEWSMAX
— GOP’s John Cox Makes $1M Donation in California Gubernatorial Bid – Jeffrey Rodack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/john-cox-gavin-newsom-recall-california/2021/02/18/id/1010537/

DAILY CALLER
— Retired General Leading Capitol Review Has A History Of Peddling Far-Left Conspiracy Theories – MICHAEL GINSBERG
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/18/russel-honore-capitol-riot-review/
— Our Descent Into Collective Madness – VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/18/victor-davis-hanson-our-descent-into-collective-madness/
— As Bipartisan Calls To Amend Section 230 Mount, Experts Emphasize Unintended Consequences – MICHAEL GINSBERG
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want Google, Facebook, etc. to ban my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and to ban my www.gopillinois.com website. My critics/opponents want to abolish the First Amendment.)
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/18/conservatives-section-230-reform-unintended-consequences/

AFP
— Backlash grows as Facebook imposes Australia news blackout
(DIERSEN: Who does not want you to share news? My critics/opponents do not want me to share news. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. They want only those who they manipulate/dominate to share news.)
https://news.yahoo.com/backlash-grows-facebook-imposes-australia-175450582.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Australia’s government says that Facebook was “heavy-handed” and “wrong” for introducing an unprecedented local ban on sharing news in response to pending legislation that would force the social media giant to pay for content. From Thursday Australians were unable to post links to news articles or view the Facebook pages of local and international news outlets, while Aussie news sources disappeared from the site worldwide.)

EPOCH TIMES
— Rep. Jim Banks: Attempts to Erase Trump Will Cost GOP Elections 2022 and 2024 – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/attempts-to-erase-trump-will-cost-gop-elections-2022-and-2024-rep-jim-banks_3702385.html
— Pro-Life Activist Lila Rose: Biden Using Christian Religion as ‘Cover for Extreme Policies’ – SAMUEL ALLEGRI
https://www.theepochtimes.com/biden-is-using-christian-religion-as-the-cover-for-his-extreme-policies-lila-rose_3701881.html

THE HILL
— Ex-Trump chief of staff Priebus mulling Wisconsin governor bid – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/539541-ex-trump-chief-of-staff-priebus-mulling-wisconsin-governor-bid

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers – HUIZHONG WU and FU TING
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents what to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. But failing that, they want reporters and journalists like me to be credentialed, and of course, to meet their credentialing requirements. They want me to get permission from the following before I include links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party.)
https://nepal24hours.com/china-steps-up-online-controls-with-new-rule-for-bloggers/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Beginning next week, the Cyberspace Administration of China will require bloggers and influencers to have a government-approved credential before they can publish on a wide range of subjects. Some fear that only state media and official propaganda accounts will get permission. While permits have been needed since at least 2017 to write about topics such as political and military affairs, enforcement has not been widespread. The new rules expand that requirement to health, economics, education and judicial matters. . .The new credential requirement could restrict individuals from posting original content, including people like Ma who aren’t openly challenging the line of Xi’s ruling Communist Party. Weibo CEO Wang Gaofei, responding to Ma on the platform, said commentary on news released by official media was permitted but commentators could not “release news” themselves. . .A notice on Sohu in January, which also hosts microblogs, said public accounts without credentials must not issue or republish current affairs news. Banned topics include “articles and commentary on politics, economics, military affairs, diplomatic and public affairs; Taking out of context and distorting the content of the Party and country’s history; breaking news and commentary.” Internet giant Baidu, which also has a publishing platform, issued a similar notice. It is unclear to what extent bloggers will be punished if they publish commentary without the credentials.)

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater a) glorifies and praises Kinzinger and b) demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Kinzinger’s critics.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/18/opinions/kinzinger-letter-angry-cousin-drexler/index.html
— Congress is again discussing reparations for slavery. It’s a complex and thorny issue – Harmeet Kaur
(DIERSEN: From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that Democrats will force you to pay: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/18/us/congress-slavery-reparations-effort-trnd/index.html

CNBC
— Twitter commits that 25% of its executives will be minorities or women by 2025 – Salvador Rodriguez
(DIERSEN: To meet that goal, will Twitter adopt an “up-or-out” policy like the federal government uses? For example, will Twitter get of its employees who are White and/or male who are not making $100,000/year by age 25, $500,000/year by age 30, $1,000,000/year by age 35, $5,000,000/year by age 40, $10,000,000/year by age 45, $50,000,000/year by age 50, etc.?)
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/18/twitter-pledges-to-increase.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Biden’s Immigration Plan Would Offer Path to Citizenship For Millions. The proposal, unveiled by Democrats on Capitol Hill, offers an eight-year path to citizenship for most of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, eliminates restrictions on family-based immigration and expands worker visas.
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see citizens of foreign countries as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/02/18/us/joe-biden-news
— Facebook’s New Look in Australia: News and Hospitals Out, Aliens Still In The social network’s decision to block journalism rather than pay for it erased more than expected, leaving many outraged and debating what should happen next. – Damien Cave
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/business/media/facebook-australia-news.html
— FRONT PAGE: A College Program for Disadvantaged Teens Could Shake Up Elite Admissions. An education program is immersing underprivileged students in Ivy League classes, and the students’ success has raised questions about how elite university gatekeepers determine college prospects. – Erica L. Green
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, college degrees are worthless unless they are from Ivy League Universities.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/us/politics/college-admissions-poor-students.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Left Hated Rush Limbaugh Because He Had Their Number Even in death they called him ‘divisive,’ as if their attacks on America aren’t intended to sow division. – Dennis Prager
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-left-hated-rush-limbaugh-because-he-had-their-number-11613690748
— Rush Limbaugh’s Conservative Radio Show Will Remain On Air as Programmers, Podcasters Seek to Fill Void. Mr. Limbaugh will be the predominant voice the radio show ‘until his audience is prepared to say goodbye’ – Anne Steele
https://www.wsj.com/articles/rush-limbaughs-conservative-radio-show-will-remain-on-the-air-despite-hosts-passing-11613682112
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump Lost to Himself.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-lost-to-himself-11613691782

FORBES
— Here Are The Billionaires Who Donated To Donald Trump’s 2020 Presidential Campaign – Michela Tindera
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michelatindera/2021/02/19/here-are-the-billionaires-who-donated-to-donald-trumps-2020-presidential-campaign/?sh=3869a0b34667

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The GOP’s Trump problem.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/18/trump-and-mitch-mcconnell-battle-soul-republican-party/4495088001/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Rush betrayed our conservatism.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2021/02/17/rush-limbaugh-friend-mentor-betrayed-conservatism-trump-column/6791704002/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the mainstream news media is anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/02/19/journalism-diversity-newsrooms-flourish-when-diverse-voices-lead-way/6791779002/

PADUCAH SUN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Senators illustrate GOP dysfunction.”
https://www.paducahsun.com/opinion/columnists/mcconnell-graham-emblematic-of-gop-s-dysfunction/article_8c65c953-c074-5e64-9204-4be201722f2a.html

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Rush Limbaugh. My critics/opponents hate Rush Limbaugh and hate the working class.
https://www.newsweek.com/rush-limbaugh-myth-conservative-working-class-opinion-1570211

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
— Stereotypes Can Harm Performance Of Older Adults On Cognitive And Physical Tasks – Anna Varela
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have done the most to promote age discrimination. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who lead/led Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, etc. Those who promote age decimation promote it most against those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://news.gsu.edu/2021/02/18/stereotypes-can-harm-performance-of-older-adults-on-cognitive-and-physical-tasks/

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— When You Lose Your Job — and It’s Your Whole Identity – Rebecca Zucker
(DIERSEN: How much is/was your job your identity? I worked for GAO 1980-1997. My GAO Analyst job was far more of my identity than it was for my coworkers. Few of my coworkers were members of job-related professional associations. I served on the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter Executive Committee 1983-1996 and Illinois CPA Society Membership Committee 1989-1998. Few of my coworkers earned job-related professional certifications. I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981 and became a Certified Internal Auditor in 1990, Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and Forensic Accountant in 1997. None of my coworkers earned job-related professional licenses. I became a licensed CPA in 1981. Few of my coworkers earned job related master’s degrees. I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980 and a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.)
https://hbr.org/2021/02/when-you-lose-your-job-and-its-your-whole-identity

FINANCIAL REVIEW
— Newsletter sign-ups soar as Facebook blocks local news – Natasha Gillezeau
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have done the most since 2000 a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading those newsletters. They crow the most about their success in stopping the following from reading the newsletters: a) Republican voters in my precinct, b) Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains in Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, c) leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party, d) Republican leaders of Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, e) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers, f) Republican activists, g) etc.)
https://www.afr.com/technology/newsletter-sign-ups-soar-as-facebook-blocks-local-news-20210219-p57408

WORLD SOCIALIST WEB SITE
— Facebook news ban continues in Australia – Oscar Grenfell
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want Facebook, Google, etc. to ban my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and to ban my www.gopillinois.com website. My critics/opponents want to abolish the First Amendment.)
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/19/face-f19.html

February 18 Evening Edition

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— ILGOP Chairman Responds to Madigan Resignation “Chairman Madigan’s legacy is that of presiding over the decline of a once great state, ballooning pension liabilities by hundreds of billions of dollars, and the accumulation of historic political power that primarily benefited government insiders and special interests. Chairman Madigan may no longer be a state representative, but he is still Chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois where he personally controls over $15 million in campaign cash.” – ILGOP Chairman Don Tracy
https://mailchi.mp/094562a7870a/icymi-pritzker-admin-mia-while-over-20-of-lasalle-veterans-home-residents-die-of-covid-4753144

ABC7
— Former GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole has advanced lung cancer. “While I certainly have some hurdles ahead, I also know that I join millions of Americans who face significant health challenges of their own,” Dole, 97, wrote on Twitter. – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/former-sen-bob-dole-announces-he-has-stage-4-lung-cancer/10350527/
— Mike Madigan, longtime IL House speaker and representative, announces resignation after 50 years in post. Rep. Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch took Madigan’s place as House speaker last month. – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/madigan-resigning-as-il-rep-after-50-years/10350577/
— US Sen. Ted Cruz ‘regrets’ decision to take Mexico getaway with his family during crisis – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/ted-cruz-regrets-decision-to-take-mexico-getaway-during-crisis/10350591/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— With Rush Limbaugh’s death, conservatism needs a new voice – MICHAEL RYAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-rush-limbaugh-conservative-voice-20210218-utfrvndkxvgzrg57sb4tujyezq-story.html
— Michael Madigan resigns from Illinois House after being ousted as speaker, defends his legacy in face of ‘vicious attacks’ – RICK PEARSON and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-michael-madigan-resigns-20210218-aznvmcwc7rfsxpn6jso6b2c7ee-story.html
— Michael Madigan resigns: Read his letter to the House speaker
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-michael-madigan-resignation-letter-20210218-ffx3pitrcjdfvgj44inboz5eam-story.html
— Illinois identifies 17 more cases of UK coronavirus variant – JENNY WHIDDEN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-uk-variant-20210218-u6vbtgdxz5bsxmjbjlmsxfxibe-story.html
— Madigan exiting legislature, still state Democratic Party chair | City watchdog hammers CPD response to summer looting, unrest | Rush calls for USPS postmaster to resign – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-madigan-resigns-city-watchdog-police-response-spin-20210218-vfvxdcyjvffdrd5m7r4fphgxqe-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 73,091 administered vaccine doses, 1,966 new cases, 72 additional deaths reported as activists lambaste Chicago mayor over federal COVID-19 relief fund spending
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-aud-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20210218-4uhioeo5fnbenj74ld7gssewcm-story.html
— ‘Obviously a mistake’: Sen. Ted Cruz returns stateside after family trip to Cancun as Texas struggles through winter storm crisis – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-ted-cruz-cancun-trip-texas-storm-20210218-mbk7r3pl65gqlmpw23cgstxirq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan resigns state House seat ‘at peace with my decision’ — and with power to handpick his successor. As 13th Ward committeeperson in the Cook County Democratic Party, Madigan has 56% of the weighted vote that will decide who replaces him in the House. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/18/22289313/michael-madigan-resigns-state-representative-22nd-district
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Will Trump face the music, finally?” and says “That only a handful of Republicans could vote to convict him is a sign of deep rot. And it has left millions of Americans who thirst for justice unsatisfied.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/18/22289593/donald-trump-consequences-investigations-mona-charen

DAILY HERALD
— Watch debate between candidates for the College of DuPage board
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210218/watch-debate-between-candidates-for-the-college-of-dupage-board

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Madigan resigns from Illinois General Assembly The Southwest Sider, forced from his job as House Speaker earlier this year, says he leaves office “at peace with my decision and proud of the many contributions I have made.” – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/madigan-resigns-illinois-general-assembly

HERALD & REVIEW
— Michael Madigan is resigning. Here’s what his annual pension amount will be. – SARAH MANSUR
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/watch-now-michael-madigan-is-resigning-heres-what-his-annual-pension-amount-will-be/article_c482b1fd-5d50-549d-9262-cf8838c29eab.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Madigan is in line for an annual pension of $85,117.32 upon retirement after paying $351,013.73 into the General Assembly Retirement System over 50 years. His annual pension would jump to $148,955.28 on July 1, 2022.)

FOX ILLINOIS
— Migrants on the move again in Mexico and Central America – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/migrants-on-the-move-again-in-mexico-and-central-america-02-18-2021

ROBERT FEDER
— Future of WLS 890 AM up in the air without Rush Limbaugh
https://www.robertfeder.com/2021/02/18/robservations-future-wls-890-air-without-rush-limbaugh/

CITY JOURNAL
— Chicago’s Big Education, Inc. The teachers’ union’s outsize power comes at the expense of students, parents, and taxpayers. – Adam Andrzejewski
https://www.city-journal.org/reining-in-the-chicago-teachers-union

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Madigan – TelliTuby Bye, Bye
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/madigan-bye-bye/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS DOUBLE AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS OF IMPROVEMENT – Brad Weisenstein
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-unemployment-claims-rise-again-ranking-it-2nd-worst-in-u-s/

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,966 new confirmed and probable cases; 72 additional deaths; 1,655 hospitalized; 386 in ICU; 2.7 percent average case positivity rate; 3.3 percent average test positivity rate; 61,132 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/18/1966-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-72-additional-deaths-1655-hospitalized-386-in-icu-27-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-33-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-61132-average-daily-doses/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump courts billionaire backers as he plans conservative-friendly social media platform – Rob Crilly
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about anti-conservatives. I would focus on those who a) falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, b) have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois, c) blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and/or for everyone’s problems, d) were candidates on ballots in my precinct, e) were major donors for candidates on ballots in my precinct, f) were political consultants for candidates on ballots in my precinct, g) were campaign managers for candidates on ballots in my precinct, h) were campaign staff members for candidates on ballots in my precinct, and i) were leaders of 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, etc.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-courts-backers-plans-conservative-friendly-social-media

GOPUSA
— The War On Texas Is A War On America
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106577

TOWNHALL
— Biden’s Massive Amnesty Bill is Here – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2021/02/18/bidens-massive-amnesty-bill-is-here-n2584934
— Biden’s Bigotry of No Expectations – Larry O’Connor (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use “up-or-out” to get rid of those who are Republican, White, and/or male, but not for those who are Democrat, RINO, minority, and/or female.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/larryoconnor/2021/02/18/bidens-bigotry-of-no-expectations-n2584955
(FROM THE ARTICLE: One of President George W. Bush’s most enduring moments that had nothing to do with the essential and existential global war on terrorism had to do with his hopes and dreams for domestic policies that did not condescend and patronize minority Americans animated by what he called the “soft bigotry of low expectations.”)

ONE NEWS NOW
— Biden announces amnesty plan for millions of illegals – AP
https://onenewsnow.com/ap/politics/biden-announces-amnesty-plan-for-millions-of-illegals

COLLEGE FIX
— Chicago spends billions of dollars on teachers who won’t teach in-person, watchdog Adam Andrzejewski finds
https://www.thecollegefix.com/bulletin-board/chicago-spent-billions-of-dollars-on-teachers-who-wont-teach-in-person-watchdog-finds/

AMERICA MAGAZINE
— Catholics are overrepresented in the 117th Congress
https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2021/02/18/catholics-congress-representation-nones-239997
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Although Catholics make up about 20 percent of the U.S. population, they represent 30 percent of the 117th Congress, according to the Pew Research Center. Protestants still dominate with 55 percent of the seats in the House and Senate—they represent 43 percent of the population—but they are splintered into more than a dozen different denominations. That makes Catholics the single largest faith group in the House and Senate for 2021. From 1965 to 2021, the Catholic share of the House rose from 22 percent to 31 percent, and the Catholic share of the Senate rose from 14 percent to 24 percent.)

EPOCH TIMES
— Texas Power Crisis Puts Keystone XL Cancelation in Perspective – TERRI WU
https://www.theepochtimes.com/texas-power-crisis-puts-keystone-xl-cancelation-in-perspective_3699890.html

THE HILL
— Trump-McConnell rift divides GOP donors – ALEX GANGITANO
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican candidates and Republican political organizations that act like their major donors are anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I would focus on candidates and organizations that act like their major donors reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on candidates and organizations that act like their major donors promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/business-a-lobbying/539514-trump-mcconnell-rift-impacts-gop-donors
— Biden’s dangerous border policy – TOM FITTON
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/539337-bidens-dangerous-border-policy
— Former Illinois House Speaker resigns amid bribery investigation – JORDAN WILLIAMS
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/539402-former-illinois-house-speaker-resigns-amid-bribery-investigation
— Beto O’Rourke: ‘We are nearing a failed state in Texas’ due to Republican leaders – DOMINICK MASTRANGELO
https://thehill.com/homenews/539147-beto-orourke-we-are-nearing-a-failed-state-in-texas-due-to-republican-leaders
— Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs to testify at House hearing on misinformation – REBECCA KLAR
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, www.gopillinois.com is a misinformation website. Should I sue my critics/opponents?)
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/539471-tech-ceos-to-testify-at-house-hearing-on-misinformation

ROLL CALL
— To retake House, centrists say GOP needs candidates who can win swing districts – Stephanie Akin
(DIERSEN: GOP “centrists” a) most commonly reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity planks in the Republican Party platform and b) focus on destroying those who support the aforesaid planks.)
https://www.rollcall.com/2021/02/18/to-retake-house-centrists-say-gop-needs-candidates-who-can-win-swing-districts/

CNBC
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats introduce sweeping immigration bill with 8-year pathway to citizenship – Hannah Miao
(DIERSEN: To come to a country illegally is to show disrespect for the rule of law. To stay in a country illegally is to show disrespect for the rule of law.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/18/immigration-democrats-to-introduce-bill-with-pathway-to-citizenship.html
— Generac CEO says demand for power generators is high: ‘We can’t make them fast enough’ – Tyler Clifford
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/17/generac-ceo-on-meeting-generator-demand.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Should the Feds Guarantee You a Job? Not long ago, the question was rarely asked. Now, politicians and economists of various stripes are willing to consider it. – Eduardo Porter
(DIERSEN: Should those jobs be “good” jobs? Should those jobs be appropriate based on one’s work experience, education, and professional licenses/certifications?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/business/economy/job-guarantee.html
— Fox News devotes hours to Rush Limbaugh tributes. – Katie Robertson
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/business/fox-news-devotes-hours-to-rush-limbaugh-tributes.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Equality Act would give LGBTQers even more power to destroy individuals, destroy organizations, destroy companies, destroy governments, and destroy countries that do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/02/18/equality-act-introduced/

CBS SACRAMENTO
— New California Bill Would Make Political Affiliation A Protected Class
(DIERSEN: In my precinct, 269 voted for Biden and only 157 voted for Trump.)
https://news.yahoo.com/ca-bill-political-affiliation-protected-074839893.html

LIMA OHIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Someone who paints himself as being a spokesperson for Blacks promotes hatred against Republicans.
https://www.limaohio.com/opinion/columns/448509/leonard-pitts-jr-gop-believes-in-trump-not-america

FORBES
— Trump Calls Rush Limbaugh A ‘Fantastic Man’ As GOP Tributes Pour In – Joe Walsh
https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2021/02/17/the-biggest-reactions-to-rush-limbaughs-death/

NEWSWEEK
— Kinzinger Asks Fellow Republicans to Reject Donald Trump’s Ongoing Election Claims – JACOB JARVIS
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-asks-republicans-reject-donald-trump-election-claims-1570224

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Trump Still Favorite of Most GOP Voters After Impeachment Trial
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/trump_still_favorite_of_most_gop_voters_after_impeachment_trial

GUARDIAN
— Republican leaders in Texas face growing backlash as power crisis deepens. Residents struggle with lack of power, food and water following deadly storm while state’s leaders try to deflect responsibility. – Tom McCarthy and Erum Salam
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/18/republicans-texas-power-winter-storm

February 18 Morning Edition

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters say “Renewable Energy Is Not to Blame for the Texas Energy Crisis.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/fact-check-renewable-energy-is-not-to-blame-for-the-texas-energy-crisis/2440715/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The death of Rush Limbaugh leaves a gaping hole in the heart of conservative America – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-prem-john-kass-rush-limbaugh-death-20210218-chzbh2sasngnfik6sd2tcl55ka-story.html
— Naperville News Digest: LWV schedules candidate forums; utility payment help available for people facing COVID hardships; COD awarding 125 scholarships
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-digest-st-0210-20210218-5by54uk2wzfalf4dd4f26idhu4-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— McDonald’s ties executive pay to diversity goals – Bloomberg
(DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Those Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, unfair job assignments, unfair performance expectations, unfair performance appraisals, up-or-out, budget cuts, etc. to get rid of Republicans. The federal government gets rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $102,188) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $120,755) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $142,041) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $172,500) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/mcdonalds-ties-executive-pay-diversity-goals

WTTW
— Pritzker Takes Aim at Republicans in Budget Address – Alexandra Silets
https://news.wttw.com/2021/02/17/spotlight-politics-pritzker-takes-aim-republicans-budget-address

WGN RADIO
— Trump-McConnell feud threatens Republicans’ path to power – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/political-news/trump-mcconnell-feud-threatens-republicans-path-to-power-2/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports first confirmed case of UK coronavirus variant, reduction in number of vaccines – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/news/dupage-county/2021/02/17/dupage-county-announces-first-confirmed-case-of-uk-coronavirus-variant-reduction-in-number-of-vaccines/

KENDALL COUNTY TIMES
— Marter laments Democrats have left Illinois ‘in the middle of tax crisis’ – Glenn Minnis
https://kendallcountytimes.com/stories/572956987-marter-laments-democrats-have-left-illinois-in-the-middle-of-tax-crisis

WALLS 102
— Senator Sue Rezin says Gov. presented a budget that is $1.7 billion out-of-balance
https://www.walls102.com/senator-sue-rezin-reacts-to-gov-j-b-pritzkers-budget-address/

WTHI TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “GOP chaos — and toxic Trump — are a big boon to Democrats.”
https://www.wthitv.com/content/national/573815752.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— ‘Sum Of Us’ Examines The Hidden Cost Of Racism — For Everyone – DAVE DAVIES
(DIERSEN: I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years. Democrats run the federal government. They used Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, unfair job assignments, unfair performance expectations, unfair performance appraisals, up-or-out, budget cuts, etc. to waste my career and to get rid of me.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/sum-us-examines-hidden-cost-racism-everyone#stream/0

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
— Queer Coalition elects first Executive Board – Karmen Beecroft
(DIERSEN: What percent of students are LGBTQ when they start at ISU and what percent are LGBTQ when they leave ISU?)
https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2021/02/queer-coalition-elects-first-executive-board/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Another Mailing in Eric Dowd’s Campaign to Unseat Incumbent Nunda Township Road Commissioner Mike Lesperance
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/another-mailing-in-eric-dowds-campaign-to-unseat-incumbent-nunda-township-road-commissioner-mike-lesperance/
— Pritzker’s Proposed Tax Hikes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/pritzkers-proposed-tax-hikes/
— here Did the Flu Go?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/where-did-the-flu-go/
— Michelle Malkin Interviews Wendy Rittenhouse and Robert Barnes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/malkin021821/
— If Chicago Dumps Lincoln Statues, McHenry County Should Offer a Home
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/if-chicago-dumps-lincoln-statues-mchenry-county-should-offer-a-home/
— Nunda Township Republican Precinct Endorsement Letter
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/nunda-township-republican-precinct-endorsement-letter/
— County Offers Aid to Those Behind on Their Rent & Their Landlords
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/county-offers-aid-to-those-behind-on-their-rent-their-landlords/
— An Editorial Cartoon about Pritzker & Lightfoot
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/message-of-the-day-an-editorial-cartoon-3/
— Federal Dems Paving the Way for Red Dawn?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/federal-dems-paving-the-way-for-red-dawn/
— IL-16: The Challengers to Adam Kinzinger thus far *UPDATED*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/17/il16challengers021321/
— Pritzker Budget Address – Full Text
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/17/pritzker-budget-address/
— What Does Donald Trump Really Think about Mitch McConnell?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/16/what-does-donald-trump-really-think-about-mitch-mcconnell/
— Algonquin Township Road District Still Seeking $47,381.84 from Former Highway Commissioner Bob Miller
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/17/algonquin-township-road-district-still-seeking-47381-84-from-former-highway-commissioner-bob-miller/

WIREPOINTS
— An Exceptionally Sad Day For Illinois – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/an-exceptionally-sad-day-for-illinois-wirepoints/
— Pritzker’s 2022 budget needed to be bold and balanced, it was neither. – Wirepoints on The Illinois Channel
https://wirepoints.org/pritzkers-2022-budget-needed-to-be-bold-and-balanced-it-was-neither-wirepoints-on-the-illinois-channel/

CAPITOL FAX
— Can Illinois learn any lessons from the Texas blackouts?
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/18/can-illinois-learn-any-lessons-from-the-texas-blackouts/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Republicans buck Trump’s bid to topple ‘indispensable’ McConnell – Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/17/republicans-back-mitch-mcconnell-amid-donald-trump/
— Biden immigration plan speeds legalization, lags on border security – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/18/joe-biden-immigration-plan-speeds-legalization-lag/

FOX NEWS
— Newsom recall campaign: Republican Cox makes new $1M contribution to gubernatorial bid. Newsom recall organizers say they’ve already passed the 1.5M signatures needed to force election. – Paul Steinhauser
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/newsom-recall-campaign-cox-contribution-gubernatorial-bid

GOPUSA
— Thousands Of Service Members Saying No To COVID-19 Vaccine But It May Be Mandatory Soon
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106635
— What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’ – Larry Elder
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106625

BREITBART
— Joe Biden Prioritizes Illegal Aliens After Black Americans Propelled Him to White House – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/17/joe-biden-prioritizes-illegal-aliens-after-black-americans-propelled-him-to-white-house/

DAILY WIRE
— U.S. Doesn’t Have Infrastructure To Handle Immigration Crisis Biden Is Causing
https://www.dailywire.com/news/ex-tx-sheriff-warns-u-s-doesnt-have-infrastructure-to-handle-immigration-crisis-biden-is-causing

NEWS BUSTERS
— Australia Pushes Google, Facebook to Bargain Over Paying News Outlets – Alexander Hall
(DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter subscriptions are worth at least $1,000/year. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who are beyond furious that I have the money, time, ability, good health, and motivation needed to put together and to send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter each and every morning and each and every evening free of charge and without any advertising.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/alexander-hall/2021/02/17/australia-pushes-google-facebook-bargain-over-paying-news

TOWNHALL
— Time for the GOP to Court Immigrant Voters – Laura Hollis
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform focus on destroying those like me who support that plank. I should write a book about them. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who want cheap labor. I would focus on those who look down on the working class.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/laurahollis/2021/02/18/time-for-gop-to-court-immigrant-voters-n2584920

PATRIOT POST
— Still Just 11 Million Immigrants? As the old saw goes, there are lies, damned lies, and statistics. – ARNOLD AHLERT
https://patriotpost.us/articles/77823-still-just-11-million-immigrants-2021-02-18

THE HILL
— Trump ‘won’t say yet’ if he’s running in 2024 – JONATHAN EASLEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/539332-trump-wont-say-yet-if-hes-running-in-2024
— On The Trail: Trump threatens a Tea Party redux – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/539308-on-the-trail-trump-threatens-a-tea-party-redux
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see illegals as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/539336-biden-pushes-expanded-pathways-to-citizenship-as-immigration-bill
— Trump ready to make McConnell’s life miserable – JONATHAN EASLEY AND JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/539298-trump-ready-to-make-mcconnells-life-miserable
— Lincoln Project faces calls to shut down – MAX GREENWOOD
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/539274-lincoln-project-faces-calls-to-shut-down

REUTERS
— Australian politicians blast Facebook for blocking news sites
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to block everyone from websites like www.gopillinois.com that they do not manipulate or dominate.)
https://news.yahoo.com/australian-politicians-blast-facebook-blocking-045208370.html

CBS NEWS
— The best companies to work for as rated by Black employees – KHRISTOPHER J. BROOKS
(DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. To attract and retain employees who are Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran, GAO gets rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they do not promote to GS-13 (currently $102,188) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $120,755) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $142,041) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $172,500) by age 40.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/best-companies-to-work-for-2021-african-american-survey/

NEW YORK TIMES
— McConnell’s Strategy Has Party in Turmoil and Trump on Attack. The Republican leader’s calculus was simple: Don’t stoke a full-on revolt by Trump supporters by voting to convict the former president, but demonstrate to anti-Trump Republicans that he recognized Mr. Trump’s failings. It didn’t work. – Carl Hulse and Nicholas Fandos
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/us/trump-mcconnell-republicans.html
— N.Y. Restaurant Fires Waitress Who Wouldn’t Get Covid-19 Vaccine. Bonnie Jacobson, 34, said she was not necessarily opposed to getting vaccinated, but wanted to study the potential effect on fertility first. – Matthew Haag
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/nyregion/waitress-fired-covid-19-vaccine-refusal.html

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to keep the Black vote, Democrats promote reparations, that is, Democrats promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/17/slavery-reparations-house-committee-debates-commission-study/6768395002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Smears Don’t Diminish McConnell The master of the Senate isn’t going anywhere, whatever the ex-president says. – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-smears-dont-diminish-mcconnell-11613603493
— The Media Tries to Divide Republicans Praising Trump’s record and criticizing his conduct isn’t ‘having it both ways.’ It’s simply common sense. – Nikki R. Haley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-media-tries-to-divide-republicans-11613580575
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters are overjoyed that “Number of Immigrant Families Illegally Crossing U.S. Border Rises to Pre-Covid-19 Levels.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/number-of-immigrant-families-illegally-crossing-u-s-border-rises-to-pre-covid-19-levels-11613644201
— Google to Pay News Corp for Access to Its Publications’ Content Wall Street Journal parent is said to get tens of millions of dollars from Google as part of three-year licensing deal – Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg and Keach Hagey
(DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter subscriptions are worth at least $1,000/year. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who are beyond furious that I have the money, time, ability, good health, and motivation needed to put together and to send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter each and every morning and each and every evening free of charge and without any advertising.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-to-pay-news-corp-for-access-to-its-publications-content-11613592397

FORTUNE
— Glassdoor will now break down employee reviews by race and gender – BLOOMBERG
(DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran wanted them to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://fortune.com/2021/02/18/glassdoor-employee-employer-reviews-by-race-agender/

ADWEEK
— Glassdoor Debuts Company Ratings on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Topics – DAVID COHEN
(DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran wanted them to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.adweek.com/media/glassdoor-debuts-company-ratings-on-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-topics/

Februrary 17 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Pritzker budget address: Proposal includes closing corporate tax loopholes, no income tax hike as partisan battle brews. Pritzker won’t raise income taxes, proposes closing corporate tax loopholes – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/gov-pritzker-gives-budget-address-as-partisan-battle-brews/10347722/
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 1,795 new coronavirus cases, 24 deaths; vaccine shipments from federal government impacted by weather. IDPH says state hasn’t received most COVID vaccine shipments from federal government, likely due to weather. – Diane Pathieu and John Garcia
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1785-new-covid-cases-24-deaths/10348063/

NBC5
— Rush Limbaugh, Talk Radio Host and Voice of American Conservatism, Has Died at 70. The media figure’s endorsement and friendship is a conservative political treasure.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/rush-limbaugh-dead-at-70-due-to-lung-cancer-complications/2440261/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Statues of four U.S. presidents among 40 under the microscope by Chicago committee. Mayor Lori Lightfoot is confronting the “hard truths of Chicago’s racial history,” launching a public process to review the fate of 40 statues and other monuments, including some of former presidents Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant and William McKinley. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2021/2/17/22288203/chicago-statues-monuments-committee-public-review-white-supremacy-christopher-columbus-protests
— Pritzker pitches budget mix of corporate tax changes, flat spending as ‘right equilibrium’ – but GOP rival dubs plan ‘out of whack’ In a pre-recorded speech from the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Pritzker focused first on the impact of the pandemic on the state’s businesses and the “tiny joys” it’s taken away from residents. – Rachel Hinton and Andrew Sullender
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/17/22287425/illinois-state-budget-2022-jb-pritzker-flat-spending-close-tax-loopholes
— Pritzker shifts from bold to balance in budget — after voters shifted gears on him. It’s a live-to-fight-another-day budget, a budget that if adopted should allow state government to survive until next year, which not coincidentally will be an election year, when we can do it all over again. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/17/22288263/pritzker-balance-budget-bold-graduated-income-tax-corporate-loopholes-progressives

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker goes after Republicans in budget, State of State speech, saying ‘their idea of bipartisanship ends when hard choices must be made’ – RICK PEARSON and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-illinois-budget-proposal-20210217-4pmjnii7mvfnthjsq6e6ewhdza-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker blasts GOP in budget speech | State Republicans launch ‘Fire Pritzker’ campaign | A look at Kinzinger’s family feud over his Trump vote – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-budget-kinzinger-family-letter-lightfoot-statues-spin-20210218-hobnxgizlffttngg3aewmwxn5q-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly Democrat-run schools demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things, and especially Whites who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/ct-prh-maine-south-equity-tl-0218-20210217-tota6ecasvgebha4fa5fwlz3by-story.html
— Chicago statues of Columbus, Presidents Washington and Lincoln among commission’s list of 41 controversial monuments throughout city – GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-monuments-lightfoot-commission-20210217-jkgsfclt6ne5rh6674pfbkb4ua-story.html
— DuPage health officials, citing ‘insufficient’ supply, decline to join state COVID-19 vaccine expansion to people with underlying conditions – SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-dupage-no-expand-phase-1-b-20210218-knx3fv2jyfdf5brja7udewdr6m-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Virtual forum to feature Naperville council candidates March 9
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210217/virtual-forum-to-feature-naperville-council-candidates-march-9
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Panel approves ‘culturally responsive’ teaching standards – Peter Hancock
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210217/panel-approves-culturally-responsive-teaching-standards
— League to host forum for Bloomingdale Township candidates Feb. 28
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20210217/league-to-host-forum-for-bloomingdale-township-candidaes-feb-28

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Biz leaders rip guv’s spending plan. Hiking business taxes $932 million to close the gap is poorly timed and undoes Pritzker’s own work, they say. “The governor talks about the need to recover, but these (proposed taxes) are the exact opposite of that.” – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/biz-leaders-rip-guvs-spending-plan

WGN RADIO
— Walter Jacobson’s Perspective: Breaking Down Adam Kinzinger
https://wgnradio.com/wgn-plus/walter-jacobsons-perspective/walter-jacobsons-perspective-breaking-down-adam-kinzinger/

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger Named to the 2021 TIME100 Next List – Corina Curry
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, a) will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs across America use Kinzinger’s words to sue Republicans and b) will liberals and moderates use Kinzinger’s words to sue conservatives?)
https://www.rrstar.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/02/17/illinois-rep-adam-kinzinger-named-2021-time-100-list/6779441002/
— What Kinzinger vs. Trump tells us about the Illinois GOP – Jim Nowlan
https://www.rrstar.com/story/opinion/2021/02/17/what-kinzinger-vs-trump-tells-us-illinois-gop/6782056002/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: So, Adam has become the darling of suburban Dems and maybe 15-20% of GOP voters who, like me, agree with his criticism of Trump. Not a recipe for success in a statewide primary for U.S. Senate or governor, unless he stirs up several opponents, and can then win with 30% or so of the vote. Trump loyalists in my rural area appear to be sticking with the ex-president. They believe he speaks their blunt language to the powers that be and represents them more effectively than anyone ever has or ever will. Their loyalty to him is fierce; to the GOP, their faithfulness is secondary, if at all. For the near term, Trump needs a big objective, and that has to be the presidency in 2024. He will seek to become the first non-successive, two-term president since Grover Cleveland. But the Trump Party, post-insurrection, will always be a minority in America, probably 35% or so of voters. GOP officials are desperate to make their party more than the Trump Party, but Trump will make that nigh impossible. Trump is a cult figure, not a party leader. If you’re not for him 100%, you’re against him, to his mind. GOP candidates will have to pass the Trump loyalty litmus test, or face his wrath and that of his base. In downstate Illinois, Trump loyalty from candidates will come easy, and be mostly sincere. It will certainly be required to avoid a primary challenge next spring. I think the loyalty test will be trickier in the vote rich suburbs. I expect many district-level GOP primary contests between pro- and anti-Trump candidates. Also here in Illinois, Big Money appears to have replaced party organizations as the critical element in election contests. Gov. JB Pritzker and billionaire investor Ken Griffin each put more than $50 million into the single contest over whether to tax the rich more than others, which Pritzker favored and lost. Without Griffin’s money to blanket the airwaves with trenchant advertising attacks on increased taxation, Priztker would likely have won. Pritzker is vulnerable to defeat in a 2022 re-election bid. But who will credibly take on him and his money? (The governor spent $171 million of his own money in his election win in 2018.) The answer is only someone who can find a Daddy Warbucks funder of the Ken Griffin class. Not to be cast aside entirely, the Illinois GOP recently narrowly defeated a Trump conservative, and elected as state chairman a calm, mainstream Republican lawyer from the remarkably successful Tracy family of western Illinois. Tracy siblings operate and wholly own the 6,000-employee DOT Foods enterprise of tiny Mount Sterling in equally miniscule Brown County. Don Tracy may not himself be in the Griffin billionaire class (I don’t know), but he sure has the stature to get his phone calls returned from traditional, major GOP donors. At present, the Illinois GOP holds no state offices and but one-third of legislative and congressional seats. It has no money, and an uncomfortable, at best, relationship with the Trump base; after all, the Tracy forces worked hard to eke out a narrow win over a Trump candidate for party chair. Illinois needs a competitive two-party political system. I commend Don Tracy for taking on a thankless role, but I worry that the GOP, both nationally and in Illinois, is in for a rough ride until we get past the Trump era. Trump backer and suburban businessman Gary Rabine has already announced his candidacy for governor in the 2022 GOP primary. Expect more. Will Kinzinger join the fray? Stay tuned.)

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Praises Limbaugh, Who Died Wednesday, As A ‘Legend’ – ALANA WISE
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-praises-limbaugh-who-died-wednesday-legend#stream/0

WGLT
— State Republicans Attack Pritzker For ‘Reckless’ Budget Proposal – CHRISTINE HATFIELD
https://www.wglt.org/post/state-republicans-attack-pritzker-reckless-budget-proposal#stream/0

WREX
— Stateline lawmakers respond to controversial new teaching standards in Illinois
https://wrex.com/2021/02/17/stateline-lawmakers-respond-to-controversial-new-teaching-standards-in-illinois/

WROK
— Freeport Rep’s Bill Would Get Rid Of Illinois’ FOID Card
https://1440wrok.com/freeport-reps-bill-would-get-rid-of-illinois-foid-card/

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ. I should write a book about the aforesaid who ever-increasingly focus on getting rid of individuals, organizations, and companies that do not promote LGBTQ. I would on the aforesaid in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s Chamber of Commerce, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on the aforesaid who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-fight-lgbtq-rights-continues-0#stream/0

STATELINE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois adopts new ‘culturally responsive’ teaching standards
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/illinois-adopts-new-culturally-responsive-teaching-standards/
— Illinois police union: reform bill will ’embolden criminals, threaten officers’
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/illinois-police-union-reform-bill-will-embolden-criminals-threaten-officers/

HINSDALE PATCH
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: WHITE PRIVILEGE TRAINING FOR D86 TEACHERS.
https://patch.com/illinois/hinsdale/ep/1739192

EVANSTON PATCH
— ‘Destroyer of Newspapers’ To Purchase Chicago Tribune Publishing Tribune Publishing agrees to sell the Chicago Tribune and nine other newspapers to Alden Global Capital for $630 million. – Mark Konkol
https://patch.com/illinois/evanston/s/hfl3j/destroyer-of-newspapers-to-purchase-chicago-tribune-publishing

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Chicago Lists 40 Statues That Could Be Problematic For Public Review — Including 5 Of Abe Lincoln. The city did not say what will happen to the artwork it has flagged, though it’s asking for residents to provide feedback. – Kelly Bauer and Justin Laurence
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, it is more difficult to placate White-haters, men-haters, heterosexual-haters, etc. – haters.)
https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/02/17/city-lists-40-statues-that-could-be-problematic-for-public-review-including-5-of-abe-lincoln/

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— After Voters Reject His Progressive Tax, Pritzker Seeks Revenge on People of Illinois With Budget Proposal
https://mailchi.mp/843c518811de/icymi-pritzker-admin-mia-while-over-20-of-lasalle-veterans-home-residents-die-of-covid-4752324

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Despite Nationwide Condemnation, Illinois Passes Leftist Teacher-Training Mandate – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/despite-nationwide-condemnation-illinois-passes-controversial-leftist-teacher-training-mandate/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— VETERAN CONSERVATIVE TALK SHOW HOST RUSH LIMBAUGH DIES AT AGE 70
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/veteran-conservative-talk-show-host-rush-limbaugh-dies-at-age-70.html
— KINZINGER NAMED TO TIME 100 LIST
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/kinzinger-named-to-time-100-list-.html
— ILLINOIS CHAMBER: PRITZKER’S BUDGET PROPOSAL “MISGUIDED;” WILL HURT IL BUSINESSES ALREADY STRUGGLING
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/illinois-chamber-pritzkers-budget-proposal-misguided-will-hurt-il-businesses-already-struggling.html
— UNION COALITION SUPPORTS PRITZKER’S TAX HIKES TO RAISE BUSINESS TAXES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/union-coalition-supports-pritzkers-tax-hikes-to-raise-business-taxes-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— DPI responds *** “Fire Madigan” is now “Fire Pritzker”
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/17/fire-madigan-is-now-fire-pritzker/
— 1,795 new confirmed and probable cases; 24 additional deaths; 1,719 hospitalized; 375 in ICU; 2.8 percent average case positivity rate; 3.4 percent average test positivity rate; 60,552 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/17/1795-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-24-additional-deaths-1719-hospitalized-375-in-icu-28-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-34-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-60552-average-daily-doses/
— Pritzker unveils budget plan
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/17/pritzker-unveils-budget-plan/
— Pritzker SOTS/Budget address react
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/17/pritzker-sotsbudget-address-react/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump calls Fox News to praise Limbaugh as ‘great man’ – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/17/rush-limbaugh-great-man-donald-trump-calls-fox-new/
— Rush Limbaugh, voice of American conservatism, dead at 70 – James Varney
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/17/rush-limbaugh-voice-american-conservatism-dead-70/
— Rush Limbaugh’s passing elicits conservative tributes, liberal sniping – James Varney
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/17/rush-limbaughs-passing-elicits-conservative-tribut/
— CNN, NBC paid accused rioter for his ‘let’s burn’ Capitol video – Rowan Scarborough
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/17/cnn-nbc-paid-accused-rioter-his-lets-burn-capitol-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump praises late Rush Limbaugh in first interview since leaving White House – Mike Brest
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-praises-rush-limbaugh-cancer-interview

FOX NEWS
— Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk radio pioneer, dead at 70. Limbaugh’s death, following Stage IV lung cancer diagnosis, announced by family. – Brian Flood
https://www.foxnews.com/media/rush-limbaugh-dead-talk-radio-conservative-icon
— Celebrities react to Rush Limbaugh’s death. He was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer last year. – Jessica Napoli
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/celebrities-react-rush-limbaugh-death

GOPUSA
— Rush Limbaugh, Conservative Talk Radio Pioneer, Dead At 70
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106612
— Will The Radical Left Reunite The GOP? – Patrick J. Buchanan
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106548
— Fuel to the fire? Mitch McConnell rips Trump following impeachment acquittal vote
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, a) will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs across America use McConnell’s words to sue Republicans and b) will liberals and moderates use McConnell’s words to sue conservatives?)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNdcGT4R4LM
— ‘Verbal Stumble’ Or Blatant Lie? Biden Says US Had No Vaccine When He Took Office As New Admin Criticizes Trump’s Jab Rollout
https://www.gopusa.com/verbal-stumble-or-blatant-lie-biden-says-us-had-no-vaccine-when-he-took-office-as-new-admin-criticizes-trumps-jab-rollout/

BREITBART
— President Biden Falsely Claims Trump Did Not Condemn Proud Boys – JOEL B. POLLAK
(DIERSEN: To call for a person to condemn a bad thing is to accuse that person of causing that bad thing.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/16/fact-check-president-biden-falsely-claims-trump-did-not-condemn-proud-boys/
— Noted leftists celebrate Rush Limbaugh’s death with hateful tweets: ‘Bigoted King of Talk Radio’ – DAVE URBANSKI
https://www.theblaze.com/news/leftists-celebrate-rush-limbaughs-death

BLAZE
— BREAKING: Rush Limbaugh has passed away Farewell to the leading voice of conservatism – CHRIS FIELD
https://www.theblaze.com/news/breaking-rush-limbaugh-has-passed-away
— House Democrat files lawsuit against Trump over Capitol riot, cites violation of ‘Ku Klux Klan Act’ The lawsuit uses Mitch McConnell’s own words. – CHRIS ENLOE
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, a) will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs across America use Kinzinger’s own words to sue Republicans and b) will liberals and moderates use Kinzinger’s own words to sue conservatives?)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/house-democrat-files-lawsuit-against-trump-over-capitol-riot
— Don’t say ‘aliens’: Biden admin instructs officials to use ‘inclusive language’ to describe people in the country illegally. Messaging makeover. – PHIL SHIVER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they prefer illegal aliens over citizens of America.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-inclusive-immigration-language-aliens

CHRISTIAN POST
— Trump cabinet member Russell Vought launches think tank to restore ‘consensus of a nation under God’ – Ryan Foley,
https://www.christianpost.com/news/trump-official-launches-think-tank-to-restore-nation-under-god.html

DAILY CALLER
— Rush Limbaugh Dead At 70 – SHELBY TALCOTT
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/17/rush-limbaugh-dead-wife-announces/

TOWNHALL
— President Trump Reacts to Rush Limbaugh’s Death – Cortney O’Brien
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2021/02/17/lawmakers-mourn-rush-n2584884

EPOCH TIMES
— CNN, NBC Paid Antifa Activist for Footage From Capitol Breach – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/cnn-nbc-paid-antifa-activist-for-footage-from-capitol-breach_3700090.html
— Trump Impeachment Attorney Canceled by Law School, Civil Rights Law Group – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, if you do not hate Trump, hate-filled Trump-hating Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will get rid of you. Ever-increasingly, those who do not hate Trump are buying more and more and more firearms and ammunition for their self-defense.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-impeachment-attorney-canceled-by-law-school-civil-rights-law-group_3700521.html

NEWSGUARD
— A Diet of 87% Hoaxes: Data shows news articles shared on Parler in the time period surrounding Capitol insurrection came overwhelmingly from misinformation websites – Matt Skibinski
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, www.gopillinois.com is a misinformation website. Should I sue my critics/opponents?)
https://www.newsguardtech.com/special-report-parler-data/

THE HILL
— Trump breaks media silence after Limbaugh’s death – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/539233-trump-breaks-media-silence-after-limbaughs-death

REUTERS
— White House says Biden supports study of slavery reparations
(DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that Democrats want you to pay: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-biden-slavery/white-house-says-biden-supports-study-of-slavery-reparations-idUSKBN2AH2K9?il=0

NEW YORK TIMES
— Promotions for Female Generals Were Delayed Over Fears of Trump’s Reaction. Under a Biden administration, the nominations are expected to go from the Pentagon to the White House within weeks and then to the Senate for approval. – Eric Schmitt and Helene Cooper
(DIERSEN: Were your promotions delayed, and if so, how long and why? The Republican GAO manager who arranged for my transfer from IRS to GAO 1980 when I was 31 years old did not succeed in getting me assigned to audits of IRS and promoted to GS-13, currently $102,188/year, until 1986. He succeeded in 1986 only because the Democrat GAO manager who had focused on getting rid of me since 1980 went on extended sick leave. The Democrat GAO manager came back in 1987 and then succeeded in getting rid of the Republican manager in 1987. My GAO career went dramatically downhill from there.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/us/politics/trump-biden-promotions-women-generals.html
— Google Is Suddenly Paying for News in Australia. What About Everywhere Else? Pathbreaking legislation showed that even a small nation can get the tech giant to bend. But the United States seems unlikely to follow. – Damien Cave
(DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter subscriptions are worth at least $1,000/year. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who are beyond furious that I have the money, time, ability, good health, and motivation needed to put together and to send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter each and every morning and each and every evening free of charge and without any advertising.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/business/media/australia-google-pay-for-news.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The overwhelming lesson of the Trump era: Republicans often rebuke Trump — when they have latitude.” How much latitude do you have? I have lots of latitude, but I do not rebuke Trump. I have latitude because my critics/opponents cannot take my Civil Service Retirement System pension, my Social Security, my Medicare, or my 72% federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy away from me.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/17/overwhelming-lesson-trump-era-republicans-rebuke-trump-when-its-convenient/

TIME
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger. How soon, if not already, a) will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs across America use Kinzinger’s words to sue Republicans and b) will liberals and moderates use Kinzinger’s words to sue conservatives?)
https://time.com/5940222/introducing-the-people-who-will-shape-washington-for-the-next-generation/

NEWSGUARD
— A Diet of 87% Hoaxes: Data shows news articles shared on Parler in the time period surrounding Capitol insurrection came overwhelmingly from misinformation websites – Matt Skibinski
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, www.gopillinois.com is a misinformation website. Should I sue my critics/opponents?)
https://www.newsguardtech.com/special-report-parler-data/

DAILY MAIL
— Tucker Carlson blasts America’s mainstream media and its ‘disgusting, corrupting love affair’ with Joe Biden – EMILY CRANE
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9269971/Tucker-Carlson-blasts-medias-love-affair-Joe-BIden.html