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/

March 5 Morning Edition

WGN RADIO
— House impeachment manager sues Trump, allies over riot – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/political-news/house-impeachment-manager-sues-trump-allies-over-riot/

NBC5
— VERY SAD: White Sox Fans Drink the Most of Any MLB Fan Base, Study Shows. No. 1 White Sox fans outranked No. 14 Cubs supporters in average number of drinks per game. – Becca Wood
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/white-sox-fans-drink-the-most-of-any-mlb-fan-base-study-shows/2453770/

DAILY HERALD
— OUTRAGEOUS, DISGUSTING: Bill explores creation of legal services for immigrants facing deportation in Illinois – GRACE BARBIC
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage illegal immigration. If anyone should pay for legal services for illegals, it should only be those who vote for Democrats.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210304/bill-explores-creation-of-legal-services-for-immigrants-facing-deportation-in-illinois

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County COVID-19 cases decrease as 73 new infections reported Thursday, 2 deaths – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/03/05/dupage-county-covid-19-cases-decrease-as-73-new-infections-reported-thursday-2-deaths/

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Residents, aldermen, candidates debate reparations program in public conference – Alex Harrison
(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://dailynorthwestern.com/2021/03/05/city/residents-aldermen-candidates-debate-reparations-program-in-public-conference/
— Aldermanic candidates debate mayor-council model, reparations at NAACP forum – Yiming Fu
(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://dailynorthwestern.com/2021/03/04/city/aldermanic-candidates-debate-mayor-council-model-reparations-at-naacp-forum/

STATELINE
— Proposed bill would end Illinois lawmaker pensions
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/proposed-bill-would-end-illinois-lawmaker-pensions/

WISN
— Kinzinger pressures Republicans to leave Trump behind – Matt Smith
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who pressure the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization to leave behind the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.wisn.com/article/illinois-congressman-pressures-republicans-to-leave-trump-behind/35733758#

CHICAGO CHALKBEAT
— As Chicago schools reopen, principals look for thousands of absent students – Cassie Walker Burke
https://chicago.chalkbeat.org/2021/3/3/22312411/chicago-cps-is-reopening-its-schools-how-many-students-will-attend-remote-learning-in-person

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— PRICE CHANGE: The House Republican Organization has doubled its dues for rank-and-file members from $10,000 per election cycle to $20,000. “The new structure will help our organization fund the increased number of races we anticipate post-remap and will accommodate additional member services,” executive director Jayme Odom said in an email to members. Along with the $20,000 fee for regular members, those in leadership will pay $55,000 per two-year cycle, and board members, $45,000. The HRO has been in a restructuring mode for a few years — ever since former Gov. Bruce Rauner lost re-election. The group had relied solely on his financial support, leaving the organization hobbled when he left office (and eventually skipped town to live in Florida). The HRO also named state Rep. Ryan Spain of Peoria as chairman, replacing state Rep. Tony McCombie. New board members include state Reps. Tim Ozinga, Dan Caulkins, Avery Bourne, Tim Butler and Charlie Meier. Rep. Jim Durkin, of course, is House Republican leader. RELATED: The one place House Republicans want to be Trump-free: “Republicans are sounding the alarm that his attempts to meddle in primaries could hurt the party’s efforts to win back the majority,” . . . CATALINA LAUF, a pro-Trump Republican primarying Rep. ADAM KINZINGER (R-Ill.) in 2022, at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday evening, in the latest sign that Trump is serious about challenging his House GOP antagonists. Kinzinger has been an outspoken critic of Trump, even forming a political action committee to support candidates who take stands opposing the former president. – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2021/03/05/kellys-day-one-bossism-wanes-hro-dues-hike-pritzkers-covid-pilot-program-492009

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Cancel culture of the woke left must be resisted at every turn – Editorial
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who lead/led the cancel culture in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, Illinois, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. I should write a book about those who led the cancel culture in TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/4/editorial-cancel-culture-of-the-woke-left-must-be-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Marjorie Taylor Greene’s procedural antics splitting House GOP factions – Emily Brooks
(DIERSEN: What GOP faction are you in? I am in the platform faction.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/taylor-greene-motion-to-adjourn

FOX NEWS
— Joe Biden has done more as president to open borders than he has to reopen schools – James Comer
https://news.yahoo.com/james-comer-joe-biden-done-194627352.html
— Canceled by Amazon: Clarence Thomas, Michael Brown documentaries, books on gender top growing list. – Brian Flood
https://www.foxnews.com/media/amazon-cancel-censor-content-clarence-thomas-michael-brown-gender-books

GOPUSA
— Biden Vs America: Illegal Border Crossings Are Now 6 Times What Obama Administration Considered ‘Crisis’
(DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, instead of being in Washington DC, the National Guard should be at the border stopping illegal immigration.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=107212
— National Guard Presence On Capitol Hill Sparks Bipartisan Calls For Answers
(DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, instead of being in Washington DC, the National Guard should be at the border stopping illegal immigration.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=107217

BLAZE
— Republicans slam Biden for ‘Neanderthal’ insult against red state governors. Kayleigh McEnany compares comment to Hillary Clinton’s ‘deplorables’ remark. – BRECK DUMAS
https://www.theblaze.com/news/republicans-slam-biden-for-neanderthal-insult-against-red-state-governors
— Trump drops a blistering response to Karl Rove’s scathing criticism of his CPAC speech. ‘He’s a pompous fool with bad advice’ – CARLOS GARCIA
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about the time when Roskam’s campaign feared that I might ask Rove a question when Rove spoke at a rally for Roskam in 2006 in Wheaton.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-drops-a-blistering-response-to-karl-roves-scathing-criticism-of-his-cpac-speech
— California: High school baseball team suspended because 8 seniors took a yearbook photo without masks. The school district said they violated COVID-19 safety protocols, so the whole team was punished. – CHRIS PANDOLFO
https://www.theblaze.com/news/california-high-school-baseball-team-suspended-photo-without-masks

FEDERALIST
— If Congress Won’t Take On Big Tech, Conservatives Have No Choice But To Build Their Own Internet. The only way remaining to truly protect freedom of expression and, in turn, our democracy, is by building free and open internet. – Greg Steube and Martín Avila
https://thefederalist.com/2021/03/05/if-congress-wont-take-on-big-tech-conservatives-have-no-choice-but-to-build-their-own-internet/

TOWNHALL
— Who Really Imperils the Republic? – Pat Buchanan
https://townhall.com/columnists/patbuchanan/2021/03/05/who-really-imperils-the-republic-n2585725

CHRISTIANITY
— Christian Leader Warns Against Cancel Culture’s Impending Attempts To Silence Faithful – SARAH MAE SALIONG
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about the success that “Republicans” in Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, and Wheaton’s West District have had a) promoting dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, 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 and b) silencing those like me who oppose promoting the aforesaid.)
http://www.christianitydaily.com/articles/11053/20210305/christian-leader-warns-against-cancel-culture-s-impending-attempts-to-silence-faithful.htm

COLLEGE FIX
— Large newspaper chain dumps ‘Mallard Fillmore’ for defending girls’ sports against Biden order – Greg Piper
https://www.thecollegefix.com/large-newspaper-chain-dumps-mallard-fillmore-for-defending-girls-sports-against-biden-order/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Dems Say Not Leaning Left Will Hurt in ’22. Data Say Otherwise. – David Brady & Brett Parker
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2021/03/03/dems_say_not_leaning_left_will_hurt_in_22_data_say_otherwise.html

RT
— Most Americans realize cancel culture is a massive threat to our democracy, but I fear it may be too late to halt it – Micah Curtis
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who lead/led the cancel culture in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, Illinois, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. I should write a book about those who led the cancel culture in TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc.)
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/517087-america-cancel-culture-democracy/

OPEN SECRETS
— Corporate interests call on Congress to pass the Dream Act – Alyce McFadden
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Big Business makes it clear that it 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.opensecrets.org/news/2021/03/corporate-interests-back-the-dream-act/

THE HILL
— Trump sued by Democrats over mob attack on Capitol – JOHN KRUZEL
(DIERSEN: Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct who have lost elections, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff managers, and their campaign volunteers a) who blame me, b) who blame my GOPUSA Illinois newsletters, and/or c) who blame what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and/or American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member have not sued me. However, the aforesaid have done everything that that can to destroy me. I should write a book about them. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/541770-trump-sued-by-democrats-over-mob-attack-on-capitol

WASHINGTON POST
— GOP governors scorn pandemic restrictions as they compete for primacy in a pro-Trump party – Isaac Stanley-Becker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/texas-mask-mandate-abbott/2021/03/04/ceec92bc-7d12-11eb-b3d1-9e5aa3d5220c_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-hater says “Far-right sources on Facebook get more engagement than any other political posts.” Overwhelmingly, a) those who promote Facebook, b) those who discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, and c) those who discourage everyone from reading those newsletters are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/03/04/far-right-extreme-study-facebook/
— Did Facebook ‘cancel Abe Lincoln’? The truth is complicated — and alarming. – Ron Charles
(DIERSEN: DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton should officially offer to take statutes of Lincoln that Democrats do not want.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/facebook-old-abe-cancel-culture/2021/03/03/ad9e01fc-7b98-11eb-a976-c028a4215c78_story.html

USA TODAY
— The Backstory: A reporter arrested while covering a protest faces trial Monday. Here’s why you should care. – Nicole Carroll
(DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, I should sue anyone who hints/implies/argues/shouts that I falsely claim to be a reporter.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/03/05/press-freedom-reporters-face-charges-after-black-lives-matter-protests/6896041002/

DISPATCH
— Is It Time for the Republican Party to Split Apart? It’s far from likely, but the Whig Party’s demise in the 1850s could serve as precedent. – Declan Garvey
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO leaders of the Republican Party a) want the party to dump all those who support the party’s traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in its platform and b) want the party to 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://thedispatch.com/p/is-it-time-for-the-republican-party

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘Equity’ Is a Mandate to Discriminate. The new buzzword tries to hide the aim of throwing out the American principle of equality under the law. – Charles Lipson
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about “Republicans” in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who reject the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on those who promote reverse discrimination and age discrimination. I would focus on those a) who focus on destroying me, b) who focus on destroying my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, and/or c) who focus on destroying those who read my newsletters.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/equity-is-a-mandate-to-discriminate-11614901276
— How Much Does the Federal Minimum Wage Buy You? Now vs. Then. Working minimum wage has never been ideal, but it used to be more manageable a half century ago. – Brian McGill and Max Rust
(DIERSEN: According to this article, the inflation-adjusted minimum wage that I earned 1964-1966 was about $12/hour. With the money that I earned washing dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights part-time during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School and the summer in between, I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in May of 1966. I used that car to get to/from a) jobs cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline during the summer of 1966, b) classes at UIC 1966 and 1967, and c) my job working for the Park Forest Post Office part-time during by freshman and sophomore years at UIC and full-time during the summer in between. I sold it in December of 1967 and bought a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-much-does-the-federal-minimum-wage-buy-you-now-vs-then-11614866413
— Election Doubting Is All-American. Trump and his supporters are following a tradition that runs from Andrew Jackson to Nancy Pelosi. – Ted Rall
https://www.wsj.com/articles/election-doubting-is-all-american-11614901206

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Once a CPAC star, Pence deemed ‘traitor’ by new conservative base
https://www.businessinsider.com/pence-2024-trump-cpac-traitor-conservatives-2021-3

LEXOLOGY
— Get Woke: Millennials and Age Discrimination
(DIERSEN: My superiors in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their employees who were younger, Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran wanted them to get rid of their employees who were older, Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran. Further, they hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their employees who were moderate, liberal, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time wanted them to get rid of their employees who were conservative, Protestant, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=886eee2a-f31d-4ad6-808d-307cdc4887d1

EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
— Was It Appropriate for the Media to Identify Rioters from the U.S. Capitol Attack? – EVELYN MATEOS
(DIERSEN: Capitol Rioters harmed Trump, harmed all those who voted for Trump, harmed all conservatives, and harmed all Republicans.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/stories/was-it-appropriate-for-the-media-to-identify-rioters-from-the-us-capitol-attack,187178

ROLLING STONE
— ‘Useful Idiots’: The Democrats Try to Cancel Fox News – REED DUNLEA
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have viewed me as being one of their useful idiots since 2000. I would focus on Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO a) candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff managers, and their campaign volunteers, b) leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party, and c) “conservative” activists.)
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/useful-idiots-taibbi-fox-news-shahid-buttar-1133945/

NEW YORKER
— The Vaccine Resisters – Benjamin Wallace-Wells
(DIERSEN: How should you respond when you are asked about your position on vaccination? From what I see, if you indicate any kind of resistance, those who want to destroy you will use that to destroy you, and especially if you are a law enforcement officer, soldier, 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.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-populism/the-vaccine-resisters

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Adam Kinzinger’s Bold Prediction: Trump Will Fade Away.” I should write a book about those who predicted that their harassment of me would get me a) to stop sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) to stop me from serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/03/adam-kinzingers-bold-prediction-trump-will-fade-away.html

ONE NEWS PAGE
— Adam Kinzinger Says Donald Trump Is ‘Losing It’ after Latest Statement
https://www.onenewspage.com/n/World/1zn0w4zq8u/Adam-Kinzinger-Says-Donald-Trump-Is-Losing-It.htm

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 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Illinois governor election could pit Gov. Pritzker against Darren Bailey, who criticized COVID-19-related executive orders
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/il-governor-election-could-pit-gov-pritzker-against-critic-darren-bailey/10364016/

NBC5
— Rep. Robin Kelly Launches Bid to Replace Madigan as Head of Illinois Democratic Party Kelly has served in Congress since 2013
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/rep-robin-kelly-launches-bid-to-replace-madigan-as-head-of-illinois-democratic-party/2444684/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois Sheriffs’ Association reacts to new police reform package being signed into law
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/903902

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Conservative Republican state Sen. Darren Bailey announces governor run, pledges to fight ‘political elites’ – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-governor-race-bailey-20210223-4bx7cetz4zdqzffph5sjlsaury-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Downstate Republican Bailey kicks off bid for governor, vowing to speak for the ignored: ‘We’ve been used. We’ve been mocked.’ Bailey, 54, has made a name for himself battling Pritzker over COVID-19 and arguing that downstate Illinois should break away from Chicago. But on Monday, he portrayed himself as an everyman who can unify forgotten residents. – Andrew Sullender
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/22/22296413/downstate-republican-darren-bailey-governor-campaign-effingham-pritzker
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats tell those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, poor, Trump-haters, moderate, liberal, non-married, renters, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time to vote for Democrats who will use government to give them money and opportunities taken away from Republicans who are White, male, older, heterosexual, non-poor, Trump-supporters, conservative, married, homeowners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. It is called redistribution of wealth, socialism, communism, and dictatorship.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/22/22296180/voting-rights-republican-party-attacks-mail-voting-registration-jesse-jackson
— CPS teachers may be required to disclose whether they’ve been vaccinated. A newly proposed policy also would allow officials to mandate COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. But CPS said it wouldn’t immediately use that authority. – Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2021/2/22/22295492/cps-teachers-may-be-required-to-disclose-whether-theyve-been-vaccinated

JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER
— Ready to rumble: Darren Bailey announces run for Illinois governor – BRENDEN MOORE
https://jg-tc.com/ready-to-rumble-darren-bailey-announces-run-for-illinois-governor/article_762f15f6-b9af-5324-8c36-782d8915f17d.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— At Bloomington stop, LaHood says COVID relief bill ‘wastes money’ on unrelated items – LYNDSAY JONES
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/at-bloomington-stop-lahood-says-covid-relief-bill-wastes-money-on-unrelated-items/article_f3e32ed9-5732-5970-af8d-aa2b1d9b5aea.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Man in his 40s among two DuPage County COVID-19 deaths reported Monday, 84 new cases – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/23/man-in-his-40s-among-two-dupage-county-covid-19-deaths-reported-monday-84-new-cases/

DIGITAL JOURNAL
— Congressional Candidate, Jack Lombardi, to Attend CPAC
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4981877

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Groups already calling for changes to sweeping police bill Pritzker signed – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/groups-already-calling-for-changes-to-sweeping-police-bill-pritzker-signed/article_72f4b2ae-7552-11eb-b150-f36621e634d5.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Part- Versus Full-Time Issue in GOP Grafton Township Assessor Contest
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/part-versus-full-time-issue-in-gop-grafton-township-assessor-contest/
— Madigan: “Nobody Loves Me. Everybody Hates Me. I’m Going Out in the Garden and Eat Worms.”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/madigan-nobody-loves-me-everybody-hates-me-im-going-out-in-the-garden-and-eat-worms/
— Ugaste, McLaughlin, Weber Criticize Pritzker Signing of Criminal Statute Revision
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/ugaste-criticizes-pritzker-signing-of-criminal-statute-revision/
— Letter from Nunda Township Highway Commissioner Challenger Eric Dowd Sent to Residents on Non-Dedicated Roads
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/letter-from-nunda-township-highway-commissioner-challenger-eric-dowd-sent-to-residents-on-non-dedicated-roads/
— Candidate Reminds People to Vote
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/candidate-reminds-people-to-vote/
— Sacking of Long-Time Village Clerk Jan Hansen on Agenda on Lakewood’s Agenda Tuesday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/sacking-of-long-time-village-clerk-on-agenda-on-lakewoods-agenda-tuesday/
— Grafton Township Primary Signage Not All Positive
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/21/antizielinski022121/
— Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Candidates’ Replies to League of Women Voters’ Questionnaire
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/21/algonquin-township-road-commissioner-candidates-replies-to-league-of-women-voters-questionnaire/
— Postcard for Algonquin Township Republican Candidates
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/21/postcard-for-algonquin-township-republican-candidates/
— Crystal Lake’s Ghost Trains
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/21/crystal-lakes-ghost-trains/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Madigan steps down as head of Illinois Democratic Party days after resigning legislative seat – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/madigan-steps-down-head-illinois-democratic-party

AMERICAN THINKER
— Illinois bans cash bail – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/illinois_bans_cash_bail.html

BREITBART
— Merrick Garland: ‘I Don’t Know’ If DOJ Will Continue Prosecuting Illegal Immigration – JOHN BINDER
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared war not only on Republicans, but on America. Democrats see illegals as being their soldiers in their army to destroy not only Republicans, but to destroy America.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/22/merrick-garland-says-he-does-not-know-if-doj-will-prosecute-border-crossings/

DAILY CALLER
— Lindsey Graham: Path To GOP Victory In 2022 Is To ‘Get Behind President Trump’ – SCOTT MOREFIELD
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/22/lindsey-graham-gop-victory-2022-donald-trump/

FEDERALIST
— Digital Book-Burning: Amazon Bans Heritage Scholar Ryan T. Anderson’s Book On Transgenderism. Amazon has openly signaled to the entire world that it cares not for dialogue, nor for freedom. – Gabe Kaminsky
https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/23/digital-book-burning-amazon-bans-heritage-scholar-ryan-t-andersons-book-on-transgenderism/

ONE AMERICA NEWS NOW
— President Trump Likely To Tout Influence On The GOP During CPAC Speech
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have had the greatest influence on the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization since 2000. I would focus on those who despise/hate conservatives and who 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. I would focus on those who 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.oann.com/president-trump-likely-to-tout-influence-on-the-gop-during-cpac-speech/

LIFE NEWS
— Flossmoor: Planned Parenthood Avoids Calling 911 to Cover Up Injuring Woman in Botched Abortion – CHERYL SULLENGER
https://www.lifenews.com/2021/02/22/planned-parenthood-avoids-calling-911-to-cover-up-injuring-woman-in-botched-abortion/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQ-promoters make it clear that if you do not do enough to promote LGBTQ, they will get rid of you once and for all. I should write a book about LGBTQ-promoters who have done the most to destroy the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.
https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/business-a-lobbying/539974-dems-want-businesses-to-help-get-lgbt-bill-across

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michael-steele-republican-party-trump-followers_n_603429c9c5b67c32961fecb6

POLITICO
— Trump to attend RNC spring donor summit. The former president is stepping back into public a month after leaving the White House, reengaging with the RNC and planning a CPAC speech. – ALEX ISENSTADT
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/22/trump-to-attend-rnc-spring-donor-summit-471052

CNN
— Adam Kinzinger says he’s glad family letter was released so Americans could see the real divides over Trump. – Annie Grayer
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/22/politics/adam-kinzinger-family-cnntv/index.html

YAHOO NEWS
— Former Black RNC Chair Michael Steele urges Trump supporters to leave GOP: ‘There’s the door’ – Blue Telusma
(DIERSEN: The Republican Party platform in conservative. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to drive conservatives out of the Republican Party. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization.)
https://news.yahoo.com/former-black-rnc-chair-urges-214551523.html
— IL rep. MARCUS EVANS proposes banning ‘Grand Theft Auto,’ saying it contributes to carjackings
https://news.yahoo.com/il-rep-proposes-banning-grand-133624557.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Supreme Court ends Trump’s bid to shield his tax returns and effort to challenge election losses – Robert Barnes
(DIERSEN: The Democrats who ran IRS in 1978 disallowed my education deductions. They never would have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, and/or a veteran.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-trump-tax-returns/2021/02/22/05053b14-751c-11eb-8115-9ad5e9c02117_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Tech Censorship Is Accelerating. Amazon bans a book as Democrats demand a wider media crackdown. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: A question to ask those who want to kill GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters: Whose newsletters do you want people to read and why?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/tech-censorship-is-accelerating-11614036293
— Facebook Reaches Deal With Australia to Restore News – Mike Cherney
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who do not want GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to drive traffic to their websites. I would focus on those who 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. I would focus on those who focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, who refuse to glorify and praise them, who refuse to pander to them, who refuse to serve as their operatives or dupes, and/or who refuse to give them money.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-says-agreement-reached-with-australian-government-to-restore-news-11614055767
— The Woke ‘Model Minority’ Myth. For progressives, Asian-American achievement is an embarrassment. – William McGurn
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-woke-model-minority-myth-11614035596
— U.S. Retirement Crisis Hits Black Americans Hard. Lower incomes and homeownership rates are contributing factors. – Anne Tergesen and Heather Gillers
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office. My plan for a career in the automotive industry ended in 1971 when Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that Oldsmobile had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-retirement-crisis-hits-black-americans-hard-11613989981

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/

February 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois state budget battle brewing ahead of Gov. Pritzker’s address – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-budget-battle-brewing-ahead-of-pritzkers-address/10342543/

NBC5
— Republican Former State Sen. Paul Schimpf Announces Run for Illinois Governor Schimpf appears to be the first to officially announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor, looking to challenge Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who has not yet announced a run for reelection – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/republican-former-state-sen-paul-schimpf-announces-run-for-illinois-governor/2438404/
— Illinois Reports 1,420 New Cases of Coronavirus, 41 Additional Deaths Monday. Illinois has surpassed 20,000 coronavirus fatalities since the pandemic began.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-1420-new-cases-of-coronavirus-41-additional-deaths-monday/2438334/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Former Downstate GOP state Sen. Paul Schimpf announces bid for Illinois governor – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-former-republican-state-senator-announces-run-illinois-governor-20210215-fhvr3zennjhmtmeiuaqpbzvkvi-story.html
— Crete-Monee schools ask voter support for $62.25 million bond issue, change in state law – JERRY SHNAY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-shnay-column-st-0216-20210215-cbkl5iuqp5ayvctuf4r7pep5re-story.html
— Get tough, Gov. Pritzker, on AFSCME – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-fixing-illinois-chicago-budget-afscme-furlough-20210215-b6odtzttd5cjfkwu6vrde3e3be-story.html
— Illinois’ latest disaster? The vaccine rollout – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-covid-recovery-economy-vaccine-rollout-20210215-sqy2ij63rrd6fbcemoft6tmsw4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Former Republican state senator joins race to oust Pritzker, arguing he better understands voters’ struggles. Former state Sen. Paul Schimpf cloaked himself in the mantle or former President Ronald Reagan, but Democrats dismissed him as more in the mold of Donald Trump and former Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. – Jerry Nowicki
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/15/22284471/former-republican-state-senator-paul-schimpf-pritzker-governor-election-gary-rabine
— House Republicans to Pritzker: Base budget on reality — ‘not wishful thinking’ Pritzker is scheduled to deliver his annual budget address to the General Assembly via a live video feed at noon Wednesday. So far, he has revealed little about the budget he plans to propose for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. – Peter Hancock
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/15/22284621/republicans-durkin-demmer-pritzker-balanced-budget-address-wednesday-coronavirus-covi-19-deficit
— COVID a killer for the obese: ‘Like pouring gasoline on top of a fire’ Chicago churches, particularly in the Black community, have targeted obesity — which contributes to heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure — and poses a higher risk of lethal complications from COVID-19. – Brett Chase
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/15/22280292/covid-19-obesity-coronavirus-diabetes-lent-heart-disease-trinity-united-church-christ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republican senators stand with seditionists, not the Republic. What we saw Saturday was a profile in cowardice. Had there been a secret ballot, the Senate vote to convict Donald Trump likely would have been overwhelming.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/15/22284380/gop-republican-sedition-jesse-jackson

DAILY HERALD
— Algonquin Township Republican primary set for Feb. 23 will decide new supervisor – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210215/algonquin-township-republican-primary-set-for-feb-23-will-decide-new-supervisor
— February primary features two Republican candidates for Algonquin Township highway commissioner – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210215/february-primary-features-two-republican-candidates-for-algonquin-township-highway-commissioner

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— The Iroquois County GOP in central Illinois has joined nearby LaSalle County’s Republican Central Committee in voting to censure U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger over his vote to impeach former President Donald Trump. – Corina Curry
https://www.rrstar.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/02/15/second-illinois-county-votes-against-kinzinger-over-impeachment-vote/6758346002/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While dozens of counties across Illinois voted to support LaSalle County Republicans in their censure of the Republican congressman on Feb. 3, none took a vote of their own until late last week when Iroquois County Republicans met and approved its own censure. A censure is a public, formal statement expressing disapproval of a public official. Censure often serves as a powerful message from voting bases to elected officials and is often a sign of conflict. Like LaSalle County, Iroquois is one of 14 counties in Kinzinger’s 16th Congressional District, which also includes Boone County and much of Winnebago County.)

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Republicans call for balanced budget ahead of governor’s address – Peter Hancock
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/illinois/republicans-call-for-balanced-budget-ahead-of-governor-s-address/article_8ab91f5b-08b8-509d-b1e5-72c5015cddfa.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump’s acquittal appears to end speculation about whether he will be face of the GOP – CHRISTOPHER WHITE
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trumps-acquittal-appears-to-end-speculation-about-whether-he-will-be-face-of-the-gop
— Will we see Trump run for office again? ‘Of course,’ says political insider – ELISSA SALAMY
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/will-we-see-trump-run-for-office-again-of-course-says-political-insider
— Biden faces pressure as US sets new course on immigration – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/biden-faces-pressure-as-us-sets-new-course-on-immigration
— Pelosi says independent commission will examine Capitol riot – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/pelosi-says-independent-commission-will-examine-capitol-riot

NPR ILLINOIS
— Corporate America Brings The Hammer Down After Capitol Insurrection
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/corporate-america-brings-hammer-down-after-capitol-insurrection#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— IL GOP Chairman talks future of Republican Party condemns impeachment trial and Jan. 6 riots – Matt Sheehan
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/on-the-record/on-the-record-il-gop-chairman-talks-future-of-republican-party-condemns-impeachment-trial-and-jan-6-riots/

KPVI
— Illinois House GOP leaders want more transparency from Pritzker – DEAN OLSEN
https://www.kpvi.com/news/national_news/illinois-house-gop-leaders-want-more-transparency-from-pritzker/article_4b13189b-641d-5375-a6a3-cce6d8acf70b.html

WCSJ NEWS
— Kinzinger: Politicians Should Be Willing to Risk Political Careers To Tell the Truth – Justin Ritz
http://www.wcsjnews.com/news/local/kinzinger-politicians-should-be-willing-to-risk-political-careers-to-tell-the-truth/article_eacd3e90-6fa3-11eb-a911-7b427d6cace2.html

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois committee could take up ‘Culturally Responsive’ teaching standards Wednesday – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-committee-could-take-up-culturally-responsive-teaching-standards-wednesday/article_9428436c-6fc8-11eb-b9f7-b3629984be13.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Teacher Standards Up for Vote Tomorrow – Potential Swing Legislators Identified
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/160327/
— Defender of New Teacher Guidelines Uses Factoid that Makes No Sense to Me
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/defender-of-new-teacher-guidelines-uses-factoid-that-makes-no-sense-to-me/
— Nevada Talks about Private Local Governments
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/nevada-talks-about-private-local-governments/
— Township Road Commissioner Candidate Eric Dowd Mails Again
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/13/eric-dowd-mails-again/
— Riot Inquiry, But No Look at Election Machines
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/riot-inquiry-but-no-look-at-election-machines/
— Paul Schimpf Announces Candidacy for GOP Nomination for Governor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/paul-schimpf-announces-candidacy-for-gop-nomination-for-governor/
— Paul Schimpf Announcing for GOP Nomination for Governor (2014 photos)
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/paul-schimpf-announcing-for-gop-nomination-for-governor/
— Kyle Rittenhouse: New Civil Attorney Robert Barnes Speaks about Last Thursday’s Hearing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/barnes021521/
— When Will Someone Sponsor a Bill to Lower the Usurious Property Tax Late Payment Fee?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/when-will-someone-sponsor-a-bill-to-lower-the-usurious-property-tax-late-payment-fee/
— Kelly Liebmann Wins Freedom of Information Suit Against McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/kelly-liebmann-wins-freedom-of-information-suit-against-mchenry-county/
— What Do Mike Madigan’s and Cal Skinner’s Wives Have in Common?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/what-do-mike-madigans-and-cal-skinners-wives-have-in-common/
— Algonquin Township Republicans Gather for Fundraiser
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/algonquin-township-republicans-gather-for-fundraiser/
— An Observation – Better Weather under Trump
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/message-of-the-day-an-observation/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHICAGO GOP’S STEVE BOULTON FEATURED ON CBS MORNING SHOW
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/chicago-gops-steve-boulton-featured-on-cbs-morning-show.html
— LOMBARDI: WHY I AM CHALLENGING ADAM KINZINGER IN THE 2022 GOP PRIMARY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/lombardi-why-i-am-running-for-congress.html
— BECKMAN: ILLINOIS TEACHERS FACE EMBRACING LEFTIST POLICIES AS CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/beckman–1.html
— ROSSI: THANKFULLY THE “SALEM WITCH TRIAL” IMPEACHMENT CHARADE IS OVER!
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/rossi-thankfully-the-salem-witch-trial-impeachment-charade-is-over.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden ‘in a real bind with the radical left’ over push to tear down border wall – Stephen Dinan
(DIERSEN: Those who want to tear down the border wall are anti-American, anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, 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.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/14/sierra-club-aclu-calls-biden-tear-down-border-wall/

FOX NEWS
— Hume: GOP trying to ‘move away from Trump without alienating his supporters’
https://news.yahoo.com/hume-gop-trying-move-away-235359828.html

GOPUSA
— Impeachment Failure Makes Trump Derangement Syndrome Stronger Than Ever Among Washington Establishment
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106505
— Full Text Of Trump’s Statement On Impeachment Acquittal
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106510

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Biden’s DHS to Release Over 25,000 Illegals into Texas and California – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/15/bidens-dhs-to-release-over-25000-illegals-into-texas-and-california/

BREITBART
— Allen West: Joe Biden’s Release of Thousands Migrants Is ‘an Imminent Danger’ to Texas – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2021/02/15/allen-west-joe-bidens-release-of-thousands-migrants-is-an-imminent-danger-to-texas/

HOT AIR
— Chicago’s “Bail Reform” Led To More Crime
https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2021/02/15/chicagos-bail-reform-led-crime/

LIFE NEWS
— Planned Parenthood Exploits Kids, Sells Them Sex-Change Hormones to Make Big Bucks – MICAIAH BILGER
https://www.lifenews.com/2021/02/12/planned-parenthood-exploits-kids-sells-them-sex-change-hormones-to-make-big-bucks/

THE HILL
— Trump surprises supporters holding rally-like President’s Day gathering in Florida – BROOKE SEIPEL
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/538922-trump-surprises-supporters-holding-rally-like-presidents-day-gathering-in

CNBC
— Pelosi announces independent 9/11-style commission on deadly Capitol riot – AP
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/15/bipartisan-support-grows-for-9/11-style-inquiry-into-deadly-capitol-riot.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes Kinzinger.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/15/us/politics/adam-kinzinger-republicans-trump.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump may be done, but Trumpism is the GOP’s future.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/15/trump-may-be-done-trumpism-is-gops-future/

NEW YORK POST
— Trump greeted by hundreds of cheering fans on Presidents Day – Steven Nelson
https://nypost.com/2021/02/15/trump-greeted-by-hundreds-of-cheering-fans-on-presidents-day/

FORBES
— House Republicans Claim Pelosi May Be Responsible For Delaying National Guard Deployment On Jan. 6 – Jemima McEvoy
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2021/02/15/house-republicans-suggest-pelosi-may-be-responsible-for-delaying-national-guard-deployment-on-jan-6/

February 13 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Trump impeachment trial: Senate expected to vote on holding ex-president accountable for Capitol riot – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/final-vote-expected-today-in-trump-impeachment-trial/10336167/
— Impeachment trial: Which Republican senators are seen as possible votes against Trump? All eyes are on Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/which-gop-senators-are-seen-as-possible-votes-against-trump/10336265/
— USPS mail delays: Chicago letter carriers union asks for outside help to deliver mail – Mark Rivera
https://abc7chicago.com/10334240/
— Amazon faces biggest union push in its history – AP
(DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents are anti-union. They stress to everyone who will listen that I was a union member while I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969 and while I worked for IRS 1971-1980. I worked for GAO 1980-1997. My Democrat GAO superiors were vehemently anti-union. GAO did not unionize until 2007. If GAO had been unionized in 1997, I might still be a GAO employee.)
https://abc7chicago.com/10334304/

NBC5
— Senate Poised to Vote on Holding Trump Accountable for Riot. While it is unlikely the Senate would be able to mount the two-thirds vote needed to convict, several senators appear to be still weighing their vote. – Lisa Mascaro, Eric Tucker and Mary Clare Jalonick
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/trumps-speedy-impeachment-trial-heads-toward-senate-vote/2437401/

CBS2
— Aurora Store Owner Says Protesters Outside His Store Have Started Following Him; Protesters Say His Mask Policy Of Pulling Mask Down When Buying Age Restricted Products Is Racist – Jermont Terry
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/12/aurora-store-owner-says-protesters-outside-his-store-have-started-following-him-protesters-say-his-mask-policy-of-pulling-mask-down-when-buying-age-restricted-products-is-racist/

WBBM
— 3 men arrested in Naperville, charged in Chicago armed carjackings
https://www.radio.com/wbbm780/news/local/3-men-arrested-in-naperville-charged-in-chicago-carjackings

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pritzker trying to address inequities in vaccine distribution as new state data shows stark racial disparities | Census delay could yank Illinois Democrats’ control of state remap – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-vaccine-inequity-lightfoot-overtime-remap-census-spin-20210212-lsjx73gnjnag5nze4gss6cferm-story.html
— New Illinois teaching standards will help more students succeed — especially bilingual learners – CRISTINA PACIONE-ZAYAS
(DIERSEN: One reason why I transferred from UIC to NIU in 1969 when I was 20 years old was that I had trouble understanding UIC instructors whose first language was not English.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-culturally-responsive-teaching-standards-20210212-omicm3kohrg5ncqdfitjzjewai-story.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 136 COVID-19 cases Friday, no deaths, 3.34% of the population fully vaccinated – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/13/dupage-county-reports-136-covid-19-cases-friday-no-deaths-334-of-the-population-fully-vaccinated/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— ‘Constitutional cancel culture’: Trump’s defense team decries impeachment trial as divisive, unconstitutional – Kellie Meyer
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/washington/washington-dc/constitutional-cancel-culture-trumps-defense-team-decries-impeachment-trial-as-divisive-unconstitutional/

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Interview: House GOP Leader Jim Durkin
https://soundcloud.com/user-592090129-621623053/interview-house-gop-leader-jim-durkin

ILLINOIS OPPORTUNITY PROJECT
— Failing To Prioritize What’s Important
https://www.illinoisopportunity.org/behind-the-scenes-in-springfield/

WIREPOINTS
— Facebook Live town hall meeting on “Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning Standards” – Wirepoints attends town hall with 6 State Representatives
https://wirepoints.org/facebook-live-town-hall-meeting-on-culturally-responsive-teaching-and-learning-standards-wirepoints-attends-town-hall-with-6-state-representatives/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Senator Don DeWitte Introduces Five Bills
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/12/senator-don-dewitte-introduces-five-bills/
— Suzanne Ness Introduces Her First Bill
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/12/suzanne-introduces-her-first-bill/
— Steve Reick Offers Five Bills for Consideration
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/12/steve-reick-offers-five-bills-for-consideration/
— Prying the Transportation Lockbox Open?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/12/prying-the-transportation-lockbox-open/
— McLaughlin Introduces First Bill
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/12/mclaughlin-introduces-first-bill/
— IL-16: Adam Kinzinger to be Challenged Again by James Marter *UPDATED*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/11/marter021121/
— Senator Don McConchie’s One Bill Addresses Gubernatorial Emergency Disaster Declarations
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/11/senator-don-mcconchies-one-bill-addresses-gubernatorial-emergency-disaster-declarations/
— Springfield U.S. Attorney Resigns after President’s Request
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/11/springfield-u-s-attorney-resigns-after-presidents-request/
— Detailed Census Data Now Delayed to September 30 – Official Statement
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/12/census021221/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump’s lawyer says Hillary Clinton could be impeached under new precedent – Alex Swoyer and Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/12/trumps-lawyer-says-hillary-clinton-could-be-impeac/
— A deal for impeachment Washington Democrats found their own fannies sizzling in the fire – Charles Hurt
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/12/a-deal-for-impeachment/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Union or Woke Activist Group? New York Times Employees Raise Questions About Guild’s Role in Recent Dismissals – Aaron Sibarium
https://freebeacon.com/media/union-or-woke-activist-group-new-york-times-employees-raise-questions-about-guilds-role-in-recent-dismissals/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Journalists are not expendable,” the New York Times Guild declared in July. “Employers are attempting to undermine our collective strength and security.” But not every member of the Guild believes the union is practicing what it preaches. The union’s handling of star science reporter Donald McNeil’s recent “resignation,” according to several current and former Times staffers, is the latest indication that the Guild has been hijacked by a group of woke activists that is not only reluctant to defend unpopular members—but which frequently pressures management to fire them. “The people I’m supposed to go to if I have a problem with management are the same ones who might try to get me fired,” one union member told the Washington Free Beacon. “The union is the last place I would go for support.” It seems counterintuitive for a union, designed explicitly to protect workers and ensure managers do not apply standards capriciously, to weigh in against its own members. The Guild has done so by exploiting provisions in U.S. labor law that protect workers who voice concerns about workplace “safety” — and which help unions force out those who “harm” that safety.)

BREITBART
— Joe Biden Still Dismantling Trump’s Border Security Measures: 25,000 Migrants Being Brought into U.S. – PENNY STARR
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/12/joe-biden-dismantling-trumps-border-security-measures-25000-migrants-being-brought-u-s/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Impeachment Is Just The Beginning’: Legal Analyst Predicts Criminal Charges For Trump – MARY ROSE CORKERY
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/12/impeachment-beginning-legal-analyst-predicts-criminal-charges-trump/

TOWNHALL
— GOP Senator: Mr. Biden, You’re Creating a COVID Nightmare By Allowing Hordes of Illegals To Enter the Country – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/02/12/gop-senator-mr-biden-youre-creating-a-covid-nightmare-by-allowing-hordes-of-i-n2584678

ONE NEWS NOW
— Peter LaBarbera: The left can’t be trusted with kids – Charlie Butts
https://onenewsnow.com/science-tech/2021/02/12/labarbera-the-left-cant-be-trusted-with-kids

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
— Rep. Raskin Falsely Claims Trump Supporters Took Part In Church Burning
https://www.oann.com/rep-raskin-falsely-claims-trump-supporters-took-part-in-church-burning/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Married Americans more likely to vote Republican – Brad Wilcox
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/researcher-finds-married-americans-more-likely-to-vote-republican

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump ‘Plans to Stay in the Arena,’ Says Former White House Chief of Staff – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-plans-to-stay-in-the-arena-says-former-white-house-chief-of-staff_3694700.html

THE HILL
— Groups call for YouTube boycott over Trump channel – CAMERON JENKINS
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/538584-civil-rights-groups-organize-boycott-demanding-google-remove-trump-youtube

REUTERS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republican enthusiasm for second Trump term lags as impeachment trial nears end.”
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-republicans-idUSKBN2AC2L6

NBC NEWS
— Trump impeachment trial live updates: Democrats, defense move toward closing arguments
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/live-blog/2021-02-13-trump-impeachment-trial-live-updates-n1257801
— Trump’s impeachment trial is Democrats’ effort to prevent people from voting for him again. But Congress shouldn’t have the power to decide which private citizens can run for president. – Justin Clark
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-impeachment-trial-democrats-effort-prevent-people-voting-him-ncna1257645

YAHOO NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating teachers promote hatred against Republicans.
https://news.yahoo.com/educators-against-bigotry-racism-schools-232037474.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump lawyers hit impeachment trial as politically motivated ‘hatred’ – Seung Min Kim, Mike DeBonis and Ann E. Marimow
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-impeachment-trial-trump/2021/02/12/8f53ceb4-6d3a-11eb-9f80-3d7646ce1bc0_story.html
— Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt resigns from the board amid crisis – David Weigel
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/lincoln-project-deleted-tweet/2021/02/12/aaf5e036-6d7f-11eb-ba56-d7e2c8defa31_story.html
— Microsoft takes aim at Google and Facebook with call for new U.S. media rules – Cat Zakrzewski
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/12/technology-202-microsoft-takes-aim-google-facebook-with-call-new-us-media-rules/

NEW YORK POST
— Microsoft says Google and Facebook should pay publishers for news – Keith J. Kelly
(DIERSEN: My GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters drive lots of traffic to paywalled websites operated by my paywalled critics/opponents. Nevertheless, my paywalled critics/opponents want me to pay lots of money for the right to drive traffic to their paywalled websites. I pay many thousands of dollars each and every year for internet services to put together and send out the newsletters. For home delivery and website access, I pay the New York Times $1,040/year, Wall Street Journal $540/year, Crain’s Chicago Business $500/year, Chicago Tribune $364/year, Chicago Sun-Times $240/year, Daily Herald $192/year, Naperville Sun $192/year, USA TODAY $180/year, and Suburban Life $39/year for a total of $3,287/year plus many dollars to many others. Last year, I spent $5,982 for newspapers and internet access.)
https://nypost.com/2021/02/12/microsoft-says-google-and-facebook-should-pay-publishers-for-news/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Convict Donald Trump and banish the 45th president from American democracy.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/todaysdebate/2021/02/12/convict-donald-trump-banish-45th-president-democracy-editorials-debates/6723497002/

NEWSWEEK
— Adam Kinzinger Blasts Nikki Haley, Says She Can’t Play Both Sides, After She Breaks With Trump – MATTHEW IMPELLI
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-blasts-nikki-haley-says-she-cant-play-both-sides-after-she-breaks-trump-1568957

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Impeachment Trial Live Updates: Closing Arguments Senators Could Vote as Early as Today on Whether to Convict
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-second-impeachment-trial-2021-02-13
— How Equality Lost to ‘Equity’ Civil-rights advocates abandon the old ideal for the new term, which ‘has no meaning’ and promises no progress but makes it easy to impute bigotry, says Shelby Steele. – Tunku Varadarajan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-equality-lost-to-equity-11613155938
— The Times Is Changing, Badly Editors and managers at a great newspaper gather around Twitter to find out what they think. – Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-times-is-changing-badly-11613170637
— How to Quiet the Megaphones of Facebook, Google and Twitter – Barak Richman and Francis Fukuyama
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-quiet-the-megaphones-of-facebook-google-and-twitter-11613068856
— How Congress Might Upend Section 230, the Law Big Tech Is Built On. Lawmakers have sweeping plans to change the foundational covenant between the government and internet platforms. Some experts are cheering, others are wondering if they’ll be burning down the internet rather than saving it. – Christopher Mims
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-congress-might-upend-section-230-the-internet-law-big-tech-is-built-on-11613172368

FORTUNE
— Business’s social goals are not a passing political play – ALAN MURRAY AND DAVID MEYER
(DIERSEN: What goals do your critics/opponents have for 2021? Goals that my critics/opponents have for 2021 include a) stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, but failing that, to stop everyone from reading those newsletters, b) getting me to resign as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, but failing that, getting a registered Republican in my precinct to run against me, c) getting the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) to officially strike the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, and Second Amendment planks in tits platform, d) getting the IRP to officially promote LGBTQ, abortion, mass/ illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, e) getting Wheaton to officially banish all of its residents, businesses, organizations, etc. that do not promote BLM and LGBTQ, and f) getting the IRP, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization to officially banish conservatives, that this, to officially banish Republicans, that is, to officially abolish the Republican Party in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton. Will my critics/opponents succeed in getting Kinzinger to officially serve as their leader?)
https://fortune.com/2021/02/08/business-social-goals-are-not-a-passing-political-play-ceo-daily/

BUSINESS INSIDER
— The Republican Party schism may end up tearing GOP leadership from the House and Senate apart – Kelsey Vlamis
https://www.businessinsider.com/republican-party-schism-tear-gop-house-and-senate-leadership-apart-2021-2

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “What Trump’s Lawyers Mean by Constitutional Cancel Culture.”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/02/what-trumps-lawyers-mean-by-constitutional-cancel-culture.html

FORD AUTHORITY
— Demand For Armored Ford Ranger In South Africa Is Strong So Far – Brett Foote
(DIERSEN: When Democrats move in, poverty and crime increase. Are Democrats moving in where you live? How soon will you buy an armored vehicle for your self-defense?)
https://fordauthority.com/2021/02/demand-for-armored-ford-ranger-in-south-africa-is-strong-so-far/

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL
— Time, Money, and Subjective Well-Being – Cassie Mogilner, Ashley Whillans, Michael I. Norton
(DIERSEN: What do you do with your discretionary time and with your discretionary money? I spend 10+ hours each and every day and thousands of dollars each and every year putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter each and every morning and each and every evening. I should write a book about those who work the hardest a) to stop me from doing the aforesaid and b) to stop everyone form reading the aforesaid newsletters. I pay many thousands of dollars each and every year for internet services to put together and send out the newsletters. For home delivery and website access, I pay the New York Times $1,040/year, Wall Street Journal $540/year, Crain’s Chicago Business $500/year, Chicago Tribune $364/year, Chicago Sun-Times $240/year, Daily Herald $192/year, Naperville Sun $192/year, USA TODAY $180/year, and Suburban Life $39/year for a total of $3,287/year plus many dollars to many others. Last year, I spent $5,982 for newspapers and internet access.)
https://www.hbs.edu/ris/Publication%20Files/Time,%20Money,%20and%20Subjective%20Well-Being_cb363d54-6410-4049-9cf5-9d7b3bc94bcb.pdf

February 11 Morning Edition

WGN RADIO
— Fox abruptly cuts off impeachment manager during testimony – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/political-news/fox-abruptly-cuts-off-impeachment-manager-during-testimony/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “After Wednesday, it will be difficult for a fair-minded person to not see how Trump’s actions led to the deadly siege.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/10/22277467/takeaways-day-2-donald-trump-senate-impeachment-trial-raskin-castro-mob-capitol-constitution

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Fox News abruptly cuts off impeachment manager during testimony – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-fox-cuts-off-impeachment-testimony-20210211-rx7j5cuzqfbmrhq3k6pzzw2ujy-story.html
— Bars, restaurants don’t see Lightfoot’s looser restrictions as a Valentine | Mayor, CTU boss have different takes on deal | Durbin, Duckworth turn up heat on Biden over future of top federal prosecutor in Chicago – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-expand-bars-restaurant-capacity-pritzker-vaccination-spin-20210211-zkbr7gqh3fdtvhnzaxrnunhjt4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Let’s call the Capitol riot what it really was — an attempted massacre.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-glanton-trump-impeachment-trial-new-capitol-attack-video-20210211-ukdoaa7iqbdyldgttdm7jui57q-story.html
— How the Lincoln Project, a Republican anti-Trump group, ignored a growing crisis in its ranks – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-lincoln-project-20210211-y7qcxuouybb3xdoi5qem3gzwc4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Repealing abortion notification law would be tragic mistake. Parents need to be included in their daughters’ abortion decisions if for no other reason than to monitor them for complications post-procedure. – Mary Hallan FioRito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/10/22276666/abortion-notification-laws-illinois-protection-girls

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 127 COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 3 deaths, 2.97% of population fully vaccinated – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/11/dupage-county-reports-127-covid-19-cases-3-deaths-297-of-population-fully-vaccinated/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Some Members Of Congress Are Accomplices To Insurrection.” Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs want to make all Republicans accomplices to insurrection.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/gop-strategist-sarah-longwell-trump-impeachment-trial#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “4 In 10 Republicans Say Political Violence May Be Necessary.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/scary-survey-finding-4-10-republicans-say-political-violence-may-be-necessary#stream/0

WSIL TV
— House Democrats approve term limits for leaders, remote legislating in chamber’s new rules – Mike Miletich
https://wsiltv.com/2021/02/10/house-democrats-approve-term-limits-for-leaders-remote-legislating-in-chambers-new-rules/

HINSDALE PATCH
— Clarendon Hills Orders Work Stopped On Sober House The same group fought Hinsdale to run a home for those with addictions. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/hinsdale/clarendon-hills-orders-work-stopped-sober-house

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— University reviewing Uline contract after CEO funded PAC that supported U.S. Capitol insurrection – Waverly Long
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2021/02/09/campus/university-reviewing-uline-contract-after-ceo-funded-pac-that-supported-u-s-capitol-insurrection/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Kinzinger Narrows Ambitions
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/10/kinzinger-narrows-ambitions/
— D300 New “Director of Diversity,” “Hired to Better Honor Our District’s Diversity,” Credited with Bringing Black Lives Matter Banner to Jacobs High School
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/10/d300-new-director-of-diversity-credited-with-bringing-black-lives-matter-banner-to-jacobs-high-school/
— Let’s Review Some Past Hacking Election Machine Fraud Stories
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/09/lets-review-some-past-hacking-election-machine-fraud-stories/
— More on Vote Fraud
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/08/more-on-vote-fraud/
— Hurrah for Our Democratic Party U.S. Senators
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/10/hurrah-for-our-democratic-party-u-s-senators/
— House Dems Ignore GOP Rules Change Request
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/10/house-dems-ignore-gop-rules-change-request/
— Eric Dowd Goes Negative in Nunda Township Road Commissioner Race
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/10/eric-dowd-goes-negative-in-nunda-township-road-commissioner-race/
— Sex Club Operator Indicted for Tax Evasion
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/10/sex-club-operator-indicted-for-tax-evasion/
— NY-22: It’s Finally Over
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/10/ny22021021/
— Only 44 Have Cast Early Votes in GOP Township Primary Elections
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/09/only-44-have-cast-early-votes-in-gop-township-primary-elections/
— Parrish Team Mails in Nunda Township
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/09/parrish-team-mails-in-nunda-township/
— Message from the Super Bowl — Catalina Lauf Says Hi
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/08/laufsuperbowl020821/
— Liberals Buying Guns
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/08/liberals-buying-guns/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Another K-12 School Indoctrination Bill Coming Through the Illinois Sewage Pipeline – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/another-k-12-school-indoctrination-bill-coming-through-the-illinois-sewage-pipeline/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WINNEBAGO COUNTY GOP ISSUES STATEMENT ABOUT KINZINGER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/winnebago-county-gop-issues-statement-about-kinzinger-.html
— MAINE EAST HIGH ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL PROMOTES “ABOLISH POLICE” VIDEO FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/maine-east-high-assistant-principal-promotes-abolish-police-video-for-black-history-month.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Every Trump supporter goes on trial this week. The melodrama creates an authoritarian reaction by the left to silence half the country. – Kelly Sadler
(DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs want to make all Republicans accomplices to insurrection.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/10/every-trump-supporter-goes-on-trial-this-week/
— ‘Now is not the time to come’: White House pleads with illegals, asylum-seekers – Seth McLaughlin and Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/10/white-house-now-not-time-seek-asylum/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Fear and Favor at the New York Times
https://freebeacon.com/media/fear-and-favor-at-the-new-york-times/?utm_source=actengage&utm_campaign=FreedomMail&utm_medium=email

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— San Francisco Board of Education erases meritocracy in favor of diversity
(DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/san-francisco-board-of-education-erases-meritocracy-in-favor-of-diversity

FOX NEWS
— Trump team fires back at Dems, claims they too have used ‘fight like hell’ rhetoric – Jack Durschlag
https://www.foxnews.com/us/trump-team-fires-back-at-dems-claims-they-too-have-used-fight-like-hell-rhetoric
— Pro-GOP group targets House Democrats with billboards near shuttered schools Campaign targets potentially vulnerable Democrats who voted against Reopen Schools Act – Paul Steinhauser
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pro-gop-group-targets-house-democrats-school-reopenings-billboard

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Biden administration is weaponizing myths and fear – Liberato Jones
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/the_biden_administration_is_weaponizing_myths_and_fear.html
— The Democrats’ misread conservatives when they attack Trump – Joe Strader
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/the_democrats_misread_conservatives_when_they_attack_trump.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Grand Old Party: Royally Screwed or Soon to Inherit the Throne? What’s extraordinary about the 2020 election is not that it was lost but how close Donald Trump and his voters came to full-scale victory. – Nicholas L. Waddy
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/10/the-grand-old-party-royally-screwed-or-soon-to-inherit-the-throne/

BREITBART
— ‘Officials’ Seek Establishment Republican Party – JOEL B. POLLAK
(DIERSEN: Will they draft Kinzinger to lead that party?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/11/liberal-officials-seek-establishment-republican-party/

PATRIOT POST
— Who Was the Capitol Riot Ringleader? – Mark Alexander
https://patriotpost.us/alexander/77655-who-was-the-capitol-riot-ringleader-2021-02-10

LIFE SITE NEWS
— GOP is ‘canceling’ conservatives, caving to gays – Doug Mainwaring
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/watch-gop-is-canceling-conservatives-caving-to-gays-says-pro-family-former-drag-queen

THE HILL
— McConnell not pressuring GOP to acquit Trump – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/538358-mcconnell-not-pressuring-gop-to-acquit-trump
— Gaetz hits back at Kinzinger PAC targeting ‘Trumpism’ – ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/538361-gaetz-hits-back-at-kinzinger-pac-targeting-trumpism

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump conviction rests on Republicans’ instinct for self-preservation.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-conviction-rests-republicans-instinct-self-preservation-n1257385

REUTERS
— Dozens of former Republican officials in talks to form anti-Trump third party – Tim Reid (DIERSEN: Will they draft Kinzinger to lead that party?)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-party-exclusive-idUSKBN2AB07P

NEW YORK TIMES
— Twitter Blocks Accounts in India as Modi Pressures Social Media. The platform’s problems in the country offer a stark example of the difficulty of adhering to its free-speech principles amid government worries over its influence. – Karan Deep Singh
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want you to read only what they want you to read and no more. They hint/imply/argue/shout at Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains that they should only read a) what the chairmen of their township, ward, and/or county party organizations want them to read, b) what their representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee wants them to read, and c) what the IRP Chairman wants them to read. If you asked your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain what the aforesaid want they want them to read, what would they say?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/technology/india-twitter.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters blame Republicans for all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/opinion/black-history-month.html
— Biden Says ‘Full Diversity’ In the Military Is Overdue – Helene Cooper and Michael D. Shear
(DIERSEN: Democrats use “up-or-out’ to get rid of White male Republicans.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/us/politics/biden-pentagon-military-race.html
There’s Nothing Left: Why Thousands of Republicans Are Leaving the Party.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Voting registration data indicates a stronger-than-usual flight from the G.O.P. since the Capitol riot, with an intensely fluid period in American politics now underway.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/us/politics/republicans-leaving-party.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Impeachment Trial May Hinge on Meaning of Incitement.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/us/incitement-court-senators-impeachment.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Wisconsin’s Capitol Siege, 10 Years On – Scott Walker
https://www.wsj.com/articles/wisconsins-capitol-siege-10-years-on-11612980118
— Who’s a Threat to ‘Our Democracy’? When progressives single out threats to ‘our democracy,’ what they mean is their democracy. – Daniel Henninger
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs use “democracy” to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/whos-a-threat-to-our-democracy-11612998812
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Facebook to do more to get rid of conservatives once and for all.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-moves-to-muffle-politics-on-its-platform-11612962001
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, employers prefer citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/businesses-worry-about-bidens-silence-on-work-visa-ban-11612965607
— Biden Fired Me, by Order of Big Labor – David R. Osborne
(DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and got rid of me by order of Democrat politicians.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-fired-me-by-order-of-big-labor-11612998891

BOSTON GLOBE
— A majority of the people arrested for Capitol riot had a history of financial trouble – Todd C. Frankel
(DIERSEN: All the operatives and all the dupes who work for my critics/opponents have serious financial, health, and/or other problems. I should write a book about each of my troubled critics/opponents, each of their troubled operatives, and each of their troubled dupes.)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/02/10/nation/majority-people-arrested-capitol-riot-had-history-financial-trouble/

BOSTON HERALD
— Inequality, discrimination part of Black History – JOYCE FERRIABOUGH BOLLING
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that if you are a Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that you have benefitted from their discrimination against minorities and against females.)
https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/02/10/inequality-discrimination-part-of-black-history/

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Senate conviction not only way to punish Trump. Will Congress try another tack?” In Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct, who will take the lead in punishing Trump voters? 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump. The Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, and me should be taking steps to defend the aforesaid voters.
https://www.sfchronicle.com/nation/article/Senate-conviction-not-only-way-to-punish-Trump-15941176.php

SEATTLE TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “State and local GOP committees attack any Republicans who dare turn on Trump.”
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/state-and-local-gop-committees-attack-any-republicans-who-dare-turn-on-trump/

USA TODAY
— Driving traffic to your business online is as easy as … well, buying it! – Steve Strauss
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who talk and/or act like they do not want GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to drive traffic to their websites. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who 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 those who focus on a) stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) stopping everyone from reading those newsletters. I would focus on those who focus on destroying those like me a) who they cannot manipulate/dominate, b) those who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, c) who refuse to glorify and praise them, d) who refuse to pander to them, and e) who refuse to give them lots of money.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2021/02/07/how-increase-traffic-online-store-drive-sales/4393529001/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sure, getting organic traffic to your website is desirable, but let’s face it – creating great content, then optimizing it for search engines, posting it on social media, and waiting for results takes time. There is a better, faster way. Buy traffic. To the purist, buying traffic to grow a site might seem like cheating, but it’s not. It’s smart. Does Coca-Cola advertise? You bet. What about McDonald’s? Yep. Microsoft? Of course. Most businesses that have exploded in size have done so with the help of advertising, and that is all paid traffic is – the placement of ads around the web that people click and which then drives them to your site. There are five ways you can buy traffic online:)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use the 1619 Project to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2021/02/10/slavery-and-history-states-threaten-funding-schools-teach-1619-project/4454195001/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “House impeachment managers wielded former President Donald Trump’s words against him Wednesday, arguing that he spent weeks fueling the rage behind the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and then “reveled in” the mayhem and destruction.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/02/10/impeachment-trial-managers-trump-fueled-rage-capitol-riot/6702506002/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “They rioted at the Capitol for Trump. Now, many of those arrested say it’s his fault. Supporters of former President Trump argue they were merely doing what they thought the nation’s leader had asked.”
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2021/02/10/trump-blamed-capitol-riot-some-who-were-arrested/4361411001/

FORBES
— A Fast Way To Test If Your Company Has Problems With Discrimination In The Workplace – Mark Murphy
(DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that that their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, veteran, LGBTQ, moderate/liberal, non-Protestant, non-German American, and those whose ancestors had not been in America for a long time wanted them to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, heterosexual, conservative, Protestant, German American, and those whose ancestors had been in America for a long time.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/markmurphy/2021/02/10/a-fast-way-to-test-if-your-company-has-problems-with-discrimination-in-the-workplace/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The fastest way we’ve found to pinpoint the extent of these problems is to conduct a quick pulse survey of your employees. If done correctly, within a week, you could have actionable insight pinpointing the extent of your issues and exactly where (departments, shifts, etc.) they’re occurring. What questions should you ask your employees? I recommend using some of the survey questions contained in the Leadership IQ discrimination study. For example, one of the most important questions you can ask is, “Management at my organization listens to employee concerns about discrimination (race, sex/gender, age, etc.) without blame or defensiveness.”)

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— The ‘Big Tent’? Republicans Didn’t Build That – Laura Hollis
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents despise/hate the working class. 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. They hint/imply/argue/shout a) that they would never stoop to take such jobs and b) that holding such jobs proves that you are an abject loser/failure.)
https://www.creators.com/read/laura-hollis/02/21/the-big-tent-republicans-didnt-build-that
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, complained in a recent interview with The Hill that she feels like a minority in her own party. Kaptur shared data showing that 19 of the 20 wealthiest congressional districts in the country are now represented by Democrats, and she quoted unnamed Democratic colleagues whose callous comments reflected a complete lack of sympathy for or understanding of blue-collar Americans. And it isn’t just working-class whites who feel they are being left behind by Democrats. Blacks and Hispanics voted Republican in much larger numbers in 2020. Republicans see this as something of an opportunity. Immediately after the November election, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said, “This election cycle has made one thing clear: The Republican Party is now the party of the American worker.”)

GUARDIAN
— Dozens of former Republican officials in talks to form anti-Trump party – Reuters
(DIERSEN: Will they draft Kinzinger to lead that party?)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/11/dozens-former-republican-officials-talks-form-anti-trump-party
— Centreville, Illinois: ‘If white people were still here, this wouldn’t happen’: the majority-Black town flooded with sewage – Catharine Smith
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/11/centreville-illinois-flooding-sewage-overflow