February 24 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Mike Madigan suggests Edward Guerra Kodatt resign due to ‘alleged questionable conduct’ – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/madigan-suggests-his-replacement-resign-after-only-2-days-/10365835/

CBS2
— Daniel Biss Declares Victory In Evanston Mayoral Race
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/23/daniel-biss-declares-victory-in-evanston-mayoral-race/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/904342

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Question for Gov. Pritzker: Do crime victims get a pen too? – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-prem-police-reform-john-kass-20210224-ybrkvdqwzbhqrnc3kggrqmmosy-story.html
— Madigan calls on successor Edward Guerra Kodatt to resign just two days after installing him as replacement – DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-mike-madigan-replcement-edward-guerra-kodatt-calls-to-resign-20210224-fuuuverponcspglgyxs7eynsdu-story.html
— Elgin police disguising its lack of diversity when it showcases officers during Black History Month, former chief says – GLORIA CASAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-elgin-police-criticized-black-officer-hiring-st-0224-20210224-ukrf2smua5gkjjt6dzqqrivuky-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— House flip? Mike Madigan urges his hand-picked successor to step down — after just two days on the job. State Rep. Edward Guerra Kodatt, 26, received the appointment Sunday during a meeting of Democratic committeepersons. But Mike Madigan issued a statement late Tuesday urging the 13th Ward worker to take a hike. – Rachel Hinton

https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/23/22298107/madigan-house-appointee-steps-down-edward-guerra-kodatt-speaker-tabares-appointment

— Rep. Robin Kelly has the edge for new Democratic Party of Illinois chair. Takeaways on the messy politics surrounding picking a replacement for the scandalized Mike Madigan, party chair since 1998. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/23/22298331/rep-robin-kelly-edge-democratic-party-illinois-chair-madigan-pritzker-durbin-duckworth

DAILY HERALD
— Cherokee chief: Time for Jeep to end use of tribe’s name – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210222/business/302229903/
— OBITUARY: ROSEMARY T. KAENEL – 1928 – 2021
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailyherald/obituary.aspx?n=rosemary-t-kaenel&pid=197838723&fhid=6268
(FROM THE OBITUARY: She loved children and was a courageous member of the Right to Life movement making numerous pilgrimages to Washington DC. She stuffed envelopes for her political candidates and marched in a few parades, but she practiced the politics of politeness hoping to catch more flies with honey than vinegar.)

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Woodstock native Catalina Lauf to challenge U.S. Rep. Kinzinger in GOP primary. Lauf says she will bring back true Republican values, calling Kinzinger ‘fake’ for recent votes, anti-Trump rhetoric. – Kelli Duncan
https://www.shawlocal.com/northwest-herald/election/2021/02/24/woodstock-native-catalina-lauf-to-challenge-us-rep-kinzinger-in-gop-primary/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 106 COVID-19 cases Tuesday, 3 deaths – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/24/dupage-county-reports-106-covid-19-cases-tuesday-3-deaths/

FOX ILLINOIS
— As Republicans weigh Trump’s future, polls show GOP voters want him to lead – Stephen Loiaconi
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/as-republicans-weigh-trumps-future-polls-show-gop-voters-want-him-to-lead

NPR ILLINOIS
— How Judges’ Work Experience Can Impact Court Rulings — And Legal Precedent – CARRIE JOHNSON
(DIERSEN: What is your work experience? Everyone should know everyone’s work experience. My critics/opponents badmouth my work experience. I worked for GAO as an Analyst for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 Levels, currently $102,188-$132,845/year. I worked for IRS as a Revenue Officer for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $85,935-$97,395/year. I passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/how-judges-work-experience-can-impact-court-rulings-and-legal-precedent#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Judges with backgrounds as prosecutors or corporate lawyers, who represent the majority of federal district court jurists, are significantly more likely to rule in favor of employers in workplace disputes, according to a new study of diversity on the bench. Emory University law professor Joanna Shepherd conducted the study, which she described as the first published research about whether judges from certain professional backgrounds are more likely to rule against workers. Shepherd concluded that judges appointed by former President Barack Obama with corporate backgrounds are 36% less likely to rule on behalf of employees. Obama judges who have a background as prosecutors are 50% less likely to decide in favor of employees in those cases compared with non-prosecutors, she reported. Her work received some financial support from the group Demand Justice, which advocates for progressive judicial nominees. The new findings come as advocates push for greater professional diversity among President Biden’s presumptive judicial nominees. Former prosecutors and corporate lawyers make up nearly 7 in 10 judges on the federal district courts, which consider lawsuits over employment, immigration, the environment and other topics.
“Our results suggest that expanding the professional diversity of the federal judiciary will do more than just create a judiciary that is more representative of the legal profession,” Shepherd said. “It can affect actual case outcomes and, as a result, the development of legal precedent.”)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their manipulation and domination of religion.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/evangelical-leaders-condemn-radicalized-christian-nationalism#stream/0

WIFR
— Former Trump advisor Catalina Lauf to challenge Rep. Adam Kinzinger in GOP primary. Lauf calls Kinzinger a ‘fake republican.’
https://www.wifr.com/2021/02/24/former-trump-advisor-catalina-lauf-to-challenge-rep-adam-kinzinger-in-gop-primary/

WREX
— Catalina Lauf to challenge Rep. Adam Kinzinger in GOP Primary – James Stratton
https://wrex.com/2021/02/23/catalina-lauf-to-challenge-rep-adam-kinzinger-in-gop-primary/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Nearly 100 Confederate Monuments Removed In 2020, Report Says; More Than 700 Remain – RACHEL TREISMAN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/nearly-100-confederate-monuments-removed-2020-report-says-more-700-remain#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To get even more votes from LGBTQers, Democrats want even more laws that give LGBTQers even more power over those who do not promote LGBTQ. How soon will your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, America, and the world officially prohibit those who do not promote LGBTQ from seeking or holding government or political offices, getting an education, getting a job, owning property, etc.?
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/house-vote-equality-act-heres-what-law-would-do#stream/0

CHICAGO PATCH
— Most IL Dems Mum As Biden Lets Chicago U.S. Attorney Keep Digging. President Biden’s change of heart on U.S. Attorney John Lausch keeps fed’s massive corruption probe alive a while longer. – Mark Konkol
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents supported Patrick Fitzgerald when he was the U.S. District Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois 2001-2012. In Diersen v. GAO, Fitzpatrick made it very clear a) that he rejected the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform and b) that he favored political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.)
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/most-il-dems-mum-biden-lets-chicago-u-s-attorney-keep-digging

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Candidate Forums To Be Held By Glen Ellyn League Of Women Voters. Voters will get a chance to hear from candidates for village president, village trustee, local school boards and Milton Township supervisor. – Lisa Marie Farver
(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://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/candidate-forums-be-held-glen-ellyn-league-women-voters

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois’ population decline becomes issue in governor’s race more than 20 months out – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs drive Republicans out of Illinois.
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-population-decline-becomes-issue-in-governor-s-race-more-than-20-months-out/article_b76a7430-7626-11eb-a43a-bf15d28c1d85.html

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Parks closed, but top Chicago Parks’ execs give themselves $187K in raises
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/574550846-parks-closed-but-top-chicago-parks-execs-give-themselves-187k-in-raises

MC HENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McHenry County GOP Township Election Update
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/township-election-update-about-830/
— Dundee Township: Returns from 35 of 35 Precincts Have Chris Kempf Winning Road Commissioner by Nearly 4 to 1
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/dundee022321/

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker on Bailey’s campaign kickoff: “I am concerned about a super spreader event”
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/24/pritzker-on-baileys-campaign-kickoff-i-am-concerned-about-a-super-spreader-event/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden a dark money puppet – Adam Laxalt
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/23/biden-a-dark-money-puppet/
— Malicious purge of Parler powered by abusive Big Tech – Richard Berman
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/23/malicious-purge-of-parler-powered-by-abusive-big-t/
— Fox News, OANN, Newsmax in crosshairs as Democrats push conservative media purge – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/23/fox-news-oann-newsmax-crosshairs-democrats-push-co/

FOX NEWS
— Left targets civil liberties of conservatives Laura Ingraham examines the left’s attempt to silence all Trump supporters
https://news.yahoo.com/ingraham-left-targets-civil-liberties-040507125.html
— Romney says Trump likely Republican nominee if he runs in 2024. Romney noted in recent polls comparing Trump to other potential Republican candidates “he wins in a landslide.” – Brie Stimson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/romney-says-trump-likely-republican-nominee-if-he-runs-in-2024

GOPUSA
— Democrats’ Covid Bill Is A Racist Plan, Not A Relief Plan
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106859
— Leftist Hate Runs Deep
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106726

BREITBART
— ‘Counterinsurgency Campaign’ Against ‘Right-Wing Extremists’ Could Backfire – JOSHUA KLEIN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/23/wapo-counterinsurgency-campaign-against-right-wing-extremists-could-backfire/
— House, Senate GOP: Joe Biden’s HHS Nominee Wants Taxpayer-Funded Medicaid for Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/23/house-senate-gop-joe-bidens-hhs-nominee-wants-taxpayer-funded-medicaid-for-illegal-aliens/
— Media Silent as Biden Illegally Holds Unaccompanied Migrant Children, Says Border Patrol Union – BOB PRICE
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2021/02/23/media-silent-as-biden-illegally-holds-unaccompanied-migrant-children-says-border-patrol-union/

CHRISTIAN POST
— Nearly half of Trump voters would leave GOP, support Trump-backed third party – Ryan Foley
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 to drive conservatives out of the Republican Party. I would focus on leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. I would focus on Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers.)
https://www.christianpost.com/news/nearly-half-of-trump-voters-would-exit-gop-for-trump-backed-party.html

DAILY WIRE
— Washington Post During Trump: ‘Kids In Cages’; WaPo During Biden: ‘Migrant Facility For Children’ “Big difference 20 months and a new President makes. – Joseph Curl
https://www.dailywire.com/news/wapo-during-trump-kids-in-cages-wapo-during-biden-migrant-facility-for-children

TOWNHALL
— Adam Kinzinger’s First Primary Opponent Catalina Lauf Announces Her Run with This Ad – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/02/23/watch-adam-kinzingers-first-primary-opponent-drops-an-america-first-ad-n2585221
— Trump Judges and the Equality Act – Joseph Backholm
https://townhall.com/columnists/josephbackholm/2021/02/23/trump-judges-and-the-equality-act-n2585205

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Appeals Suspension to Rejoin Facebook, Instagram – JANITA KAN
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-appeals-suspension-to-rejoin-facebook-instagram_3708281.html

THE HILL
— Florida official tells staff to ignore governor’s order to fly flags at half-staff for Rush Limbaugh – Joseph Guzman
https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/540124-florida-official-tells-staff-to-ignore-governors-order-to-fly-flags

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: How soon will Democrats, Liberations, Greens, Independents, and RINOs succeed in prohibiting White males from seeking and holding government and political offices unless they 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.politico.com/interactives/2021/state-legislature-demographics/

CBS NEWS
— Liz Cheney calls on Republicans to “make clear we aren’t the party of white supremacy” – AARON NAVARRO
(DIERSEN: Those who want to destroy the Republican Party want the Republican Party to get rid of Republicans who are White, male, older, Trump supporters, conservative, 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.cbsnews.com/news/liz-cheney-calls-on-republicans-to-make-clear-we-arent-the-party-of-white-supremacy/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Mitch McConnell Would Like Trump to Fade Away. Good luck with that. – Thomas B. Edsall
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/24/opinion/mitch-mcconnell-would-like-trump-to-fade-away.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “How the effort to deny the reality of the Jan. 6 attack is evolving.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/23/how-effort-deny-reality-jan-6-attack-is-evolving/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Eve-increasingly, LGBTQers crow about their success in destroying heterosexuality, in destroying traditional marriage, and in destroying the traditional family.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/02/24/lgbtq-gallup-poll-more-us-adults-identify-lgbtq/4532664001/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Sen. Ron Johnson airs conspiracy theory about ‘fake Trump supporters’ in Senate hearing on Capitol riot – DAVE GOLDINER (DIERSEN: If you really are a Trump-supporter, you do not do things that harm Trump. If you really are a Trump-hater, you do things that harm Trump.)
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/us-elections-government/ny-ron-johnson-capitol-riot-trump-20210223-v6447lhwdzhnra6ftnvjouxxxa-story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— No Speech Coddling in Chicago. A new journal from students who refuse to be cancelled. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/no-speech-coddling-in-chicago-11614125023
— More Green Blackouts Ahead. Biden’s regulators are ignoring the electrical grid’s vulnerability. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/more-green-blackouts-ahead-11614125061
— The Equality Act Makes Women Unequal. H.R. 5 erases ‘sex’ as a legal category, with dire consequences. – Inez F. Stepman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-equality-act-makes-women-unequal-11614123263

BLOOMBERG
— GOP Voters’ Post-Riot Departures Help Trump’s Base Cement Grip. Party defections in closed primary states tip balance to Trump. Trump vows to back primary challenges to Republican critics. – Gregory Korte
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-24/gop-voters-post-riot-departures-helps-trump-s-base-cement-grip

FORBES
— Paid To Stay Home— Coronavirus Aid Bill Pays Federal Employees With Kids Out Of School Up To $21K – Adam Andrzejewski
(DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who had children a) hinted/implied/argued/shouted that federal employees who had children should get big time preference and b) stressed that my wife and I gave up trying to have children, that we did not adopt, and that we did not become foster parents.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2021/02/23/paid-to-stay-home–coronavirus-aid-bill-pays-federal-employees-with-kids-out-of-school-up-to-21k/

WBAP
— Media Institute Hits Democrats for ‘Chilling Speech, Intimidating Distributors’
https://www.wbap.com/news/media-institute-hits-democrats-for-chilling-speech-intimidating-distributors/
— Dershowitz: 2 Congressmen Want McCarthyite ‘Red Channels’ as Newsmax, Fox Targeted
https://www.wbap.com/news/dershowitz-2-congressmen-want-mccarthyite-red-channels-as-newsmax-fox-targeted/

INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the hate-filled Trump-hating Liz Cheney promotes hatred against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are White, male, older, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, 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.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/liz-cheney-republican-party-white-supremacy-b1806493.html

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 21 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 21 Morning Edition

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters promote LGBTQ-promoters. To promote LGBTQ is to promote the destruction of traditional marriage and the traditional family.
https://abc7chicago.com/10358126/

CBS2
— More Long Lines At Chicago Post Offices, Complaints About Missing Mail Surface This Weekend – Steven Graves
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/20/chicago-post-offices-long-lines-missing-mail/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Republican lawmakers trying to give drivers who hit protesters legal immunity
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/republican-lawmakers-trying-to-give-drivers-who-hit-protesters-legal-immunity

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Madigan’s role with Democratic Party could cause headaches for politicians, observer says – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/21/michael-madigan-resigned-but-his-political-clout-lingers/4507704001/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/watch-now-a-year-after-legalization-cannabis-sales-are-a-new-pot-of-money-for/article_9272ca08-f663-50f8-9975-6c1898df0945.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 91 COVID-19 cases Saturday, 4 deaths, 4.48% of population fully vaccinated – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/20/dupage-county-reports-91-covid-19-cases-saturday-4-deaths-448-of-population-fully-vaccinated/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Merrick Garland Heads For Confirmation Hearing, 5 Years After He Was Denied A Vote – CARRIE JOHNSON
(DIERSEN: I was denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/merrick-garland-heads-confirmation-hearing-5-years-after-he-was-denied-vote#stream/0

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Fatal Overdoses Spiked In DuPage County In 2020: Coroner In 2020, DuPage County saw a 17 percent increase in fatal opioid overdoses. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/s/hfrjp/fatal-overdoses-spiked-in-dupage-county-in-2020-coroner

CHICAGO NOW
— Part 1 of GOP GOV primary cand. Bailey interview – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2021/02/part-1-of-gop-gov-primary-cand-bailey-airing-this-morning-in-chicago-on-web-part-2-on-tues-night-in-suburbs-chicago/

WIREPOINTS
— Rep. Jan Schakowsky leading new charge to bully big tech into more censorship – Quicktake
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about bullies who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and or Republican. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://wirepoints.org/rep-jan-schakowsky-leading-new-charge-to-bully-big-tech-into-more-censorhip-quicktake/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Trailer Turned into Political Sign
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/message-of-the-day-a-trailer-2/
— “Politically Motivated” Teaching Requirements Mandated
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/21/politically-motivated-teaching-requirements-mandated/
— Madigan – Political Success, Policy Failure
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/21/madigan-political-success-policy-failure/
— Chris Kempf Walk Piece Delivered in Algonquin for Dundee Township Highway Commissioner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/21/kempf022121/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Free speech social media platform Gab goes mysteriously dark – Michael Lee
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/free-speech-social-media-gab-dark

BREITBART
— Donald Trump to Speak at CPAC Next Week in First Appearance Since Leaving Office – ASHLEY OLIVER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/20/donald-trump-to-speak-at-cpac-next-week-in-first-appearance-since-leaving-office/
— Nearly 100,000 in U.S. Died from Coronavirus in Biden’s First Month in Office – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/20/nearly-100000-in-u-s-died-from-coronavirus-in-bidens-first-month-in-office/

DAILY CALLER
— Trump To Give Speech At CPAC In First Major Post-Presidency Appearance – DYLAN HOUSMAN
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/20/donald-trump-cpac-speech-2021-joe-biden-republican-party-immigration/

DAILY WIRE
— DeSantis Makes Move To Honor Rush Limbaugh, Democrats Spaz Out – Amanda Prestigiacomo
https://www.dailywire.com/news/desantis-makes-move-to-honor-rush-limbaugh-democrats-spaz-out

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
— Republicans Warn Against Moving Away From Trump Legacy As GOP Moves Forward
(DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, those who are anti-Trump are also anti-law enforcement, 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.oann.com/republicans-warn-against-moving-away-from-trump-legacy-as-gop-moves-forward/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Thursday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) tweeted “establishment Republicans, if you try to purge Trumpism from the GOP, the base of our party will reject you.” He also noted “America first is the future.” A recent poll showed support for President Trump among GOP voters was still strong following his acquittal in the impeachment trial. According to the Politico and Morning Consult survey, 59 percent of Republican respondents supported the idea of President Trump playing a major role in the party going forward. In the meantime, the Conservative Political Action Conference, which is set for next week in Orlando, showed it’s firmly in the 45th President’s corner with a line-up of pro-Trump conservative speakers. President Trump himself has been confirmed to speak, as well.)

HOT AIR
— Americans Display A Strong Shift Toward More Federal Regulation Of Big Tech – ANDREW MALCOLM
https://hotair.com/archives/latimestot/2021/02/20/majority-says-big-tech-needs-more-federal-control/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump to Talk About the Future of Republican Party at CPAC – JANITA KAN
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-to-talk-about-the-future-of-republican-party-at-cpac-senior-advisor_3704716.html

YAHOO NEWS
— John Cox Enters California Governor’s Race With Ad That Slams Rivals
https://news.yahoo.com/john-cox-enters-ca-governors-193436734.html

CNN
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first public appearance since leaving White House, while Pence declines invitation – Jim Acosta and Pamela Brown
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/20/politics/trump-cpac-republican-party/index.html

REUTERS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating corporations use the Capitol Riot to slash donations to Republican candidates.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-politics-corporate-idUSKBN2AL013

NBC NEWS
— Trump expected to speak at CPAC in first public appearance since leaving office. The former president has not appeared publicly since he retreated to his Florida resort on Jan. 20th.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-expected-speak-cpac-first-public-appearance-leaving-office-n1258455

NBC NEWS
— It’s time to redraw America’s voting maps. Where’s the data? Voting rights advocates are sounding the alarm over Census delays they say will make the process of redistricting harder and gerrymandering easier. – Jane C. Timm
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/it-s-time-redraw-america-s-voting-maps-where-s-n1258287

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats’ Big Tent Helped Them Win. Now It Threatens Biden’s Agenda. The party’s ideological blend of moderates and progressives carried it to power in Washington, but elements of that coalition could block the most ambitious parts of President Biden’s agenda. – Astead W. Herndon
(DIERSEN: The Democrat Party is a coalition of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/21/us/politics/biden-agenda-democrats.html
— Chicago Lists Lincoln Statues Among Monuments to Review. A city commission, created after protests against racism last year, identified five statues of Abraham Lincoln among 41 monuments that should receive public scrutiny. – Maria Cramer
(DIERSEN: DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton should be more than happy to take Lincoln statutes that Chicago Democrats do not want.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/us/chicago-statues-abraham-lincoln.html
— FRONT PAGE: China Censors the Internet. So Why Doesn’t Russia? The Kremlin has constructed an entire infrastructure of repression but has not displaced Western apps. Instead, it is turning to outright intimidation. – Anton Troianovski
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents pressure the following to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and to stop everyone from reading those newsletters: a) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, b) Illinois Republican Party, c) DuPage County Republican Central Committee, d) Milton Township Republican Organization, e) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, f) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, g) Illinois Center Right Coalition, h) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, i) etc. Everyone in Illinois sees how the aforesaid candidates and organizations respond to the aforesaid pressure.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/21/world/europe/russia-internet-censorship.html
— Interest Surges in Top Colleges, While Struggling Ones Scrape for Applicants. Waiving standardized test requirements during the pandemic brought more hopefuls to the Ivy League and large state schools, while less-selective colleges face an alarming drop. – Amelia Nierenberg
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, degrees from non-Ivy League universities are worthless, that is, my 1970 bachelor’s degree in management is worthless, my 1976 MBA from Loyola is worthless, my 1980 master’s degree in accounting from DePaul is worthless, and my 1997 master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT is worthless.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/us/colleges-covid-applicants.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Trump will return to spotlight with speech at conservative CPAC – DAVE GOLDINER
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/us-elections-government/ny-trump-cpac-conservative-20210220-fve6ybttenf4nbzedvpqoebjjm-story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first public appearance after leaving office – Jon Levine
https://nypost.com/2021/02/20/trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-first-public-appearance-after-leaving-office/

SIOUX CITY JOURNAL
— Will the radical left reunite the GOP? – PAT BUCHANAN
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have done the most since 2000 to destroy the Republican Party in Illinois, in DuPage County, and in Milton Township. I would focus on RINO activists, RINO candidates, RINO party leaders, RINO major donors, RINO political consultants, RINO etc. 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 falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican and have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://siouxcityjournal.com/pat-buchanan-will-the-radical-left-reunite-the-gop/article_422ab245-f636-547c-bcb6-270e90cfcded.html
— Anti-Trump Republican office holders should join Democratic Party – Jim Rixner
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican activists, candidates, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, and Wheaton’s West District who have always been anti-Trump. I would focus on those who have also always been anti-law enforcement, 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://siouxcityjournal.com/opinion/columnists/the-regulars-anti-trump-republican-officer-holders-should-join-democratic-party/article_a04e7eb0-2081-5a01-bbd7-f8b360a7ebf1.html

DESERET NEWS
— If you think cancel culture isn’t a problem, you might be a Democrat. New poll shows deep partisan divide in views about shunning people for their controversial beliefs. – Jennifer Graham
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on canceling others. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, and Wheaton’s West District.)
https://www.deseret.com/indepth/2021/2/20/22287533/if-you-think-cancel-culture-isnt-a-problem-you-might-be-a-democrat-gina-carano-jk-rowling-republican

INDY 100 INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A New York school promotes hatred against Whites.
https://www.indy100.com/news/new-york-school-whiteness-manhattan-b1804629

BLOOMBERG
— America’s Churches Are Now Polarized, Too In religion as in politics, the legacy of Trumpism casts a long shadow. – Francis Wilkinson
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters a) shout at non-Protestants that Trump is a Protestant, b) shout at minorities that Trump is White, c) shout at women that Trump is a man, d) shout at younger people that Trump is older, e) shout at those who have less money that Trump has more money, f) shout at non-German Americans that Trump is German American, g) shout at veterans that Trump is a non-veteran, h) shout at LGBTQers that Trump is heterosexual, i) shout at non-married people that Trump is married, j) shout at non-gun owners that Trump is a gun owner, and k) shout at those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time that Trump’s ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-02-21/after-trump-america-s-churches-are-more-polarized-than-ever

FORBES
— Fewer Americans Than Ever Before Trust The Mainstream Media – Andy Meek
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes trust the mainstream media. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes 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.forbes.com/sites/andymeek/2021/02/20/fewer-americans-than-ever-before-trust-the-mainstream-media/

RAW STORY
— Trump is signaling he wants to run in 2024 as he prepares for speech at conservative conference – Bob Brigham
https://www.rawstory.com/trump-cpac-speech/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQers use Biden to destroy Catholics who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/conservative-catholics-now-claiming-joe-biden-obsessed-lgbtq-people/

GUARDIAN
— Growing number of Republican donors aim to prise party from Trump influence – Peter Stone
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about major Republican donors and their recipients. 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 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/or age discrimination. 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.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/21/republican-donors-aim-move-party-away-trump-influence

February 20 Evening Edition

ABC7
— OUTSTANDING: Former President Trump to speak at CPAC in 1st appearance since leaving office
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-1st-appearance-since-leaving-office/10357399/
— Congress aims to avoid politics with independent Jan. 6 investigation – BENJAMIN SIEGEL
https://abc7chicago.com/congress-aims-to-avoid-politics-with-independent-jan-6-investigation/10357797/
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 1,922 new coronavirus cases, 42 deaths, 7-day positivity rate sits at 3.2% – Stacey Baca
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1922-new-covid-19-cases-42-deaths/10357048/

NBC5
— Trump to Make First Post-Presidency Speech at Right-Wing (CPAC) Conference as He Keeps Grip on GOP – Jennifer Liu
(DIERSEN: For conservative-haters, “right-wing” is a pejorative.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-to-make-first-post-presidency-speech-at-right-wing-conference-as-he-keeps-grip-on-gop/2443414/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Sen. Ted Cruz explains his controversial trip to Cancun during Texas winter storm – Natalie Hee
(DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. While I worked for the federal government, my Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates a) stressed that I avoided the draft and b) stressed that while I was taking spring breaks in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, and 1975, my peers were dying in Vietnam.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/sen-ted-cruz-explains-his-controversial-trip-to-cancun-while-millions-of-texans-suffer-from-winter-storm

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first post-presidential appearance – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-trump-cpac-speech-20210220-6xabry2qbzaxzdudjr53izsswy-story.html
— Carjackings in Chicago — including one involving retired cops — end with SWAT standoff and arrest of two at Villa Park motel – ROSEMARY SOBOL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-carjacking-villa-park-swat-arrest-20210220-lxewl23lyfh7xcrc7gpsngwnym-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— COVID-19 and America’s dismal slump in life expectancy. For the first time in decades, life expectancy in the United States has declined by a full year — and more, for African Americans and Latinos — due to the extraordinary death toll of the coronavirus. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/20/22290090/covid-19-life-expectancy-decline-centers-for-disease-control-racial-disparities-editorial

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first post-White House appearance – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-first-post-white-house-appearance

WCIA
— Initiative to increase diversity on campus
(DIERSEN: To increase diversity is to get rid of those who are 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.wcia.com/news/initiative-to-increase-diversity-on-campus/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-16: Report on Anti-Kinzinger Training Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/il-16-report-on-anti-kinzinger-training-meeting/
— Another Mailing Featuring Nunda Township Slate on Which Eric Dowd Is Running for Road Commissioner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/another-mailing-featuring-nunda-township-slate-on-which-eric-dowd-is-running-for-road-commissioner/
— Algonquin Township Supervisor Candidate Randy Funk Shares Response to League of Women Voters
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/randy-funk-shares-response-to-league-of-women-voters/
— Eric Dowd Criticizes Shift of Township Road District Tax Money Away from Cities and Villages
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/eric-dowd-criticizes-shift-of-township-road-district-tax-money-away-from-cities-and-villages/
— UPDATED x2: AOC Transforms from Petty Partisan to Stateswoman – Raises over $3 Million for Texas
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/aoc021921/\\
— Algonquin Township Supervisor Candidate Elaine Ramesh Lays Out Goals
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/algonquin-township-supervisor-candidate-elaine-ramesh-lays-out-goals/
— State Senator Craig Wilcox Weighs In on Nunda Township Road Commissioner Race
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/state-senator-weighs-in-on-nunda-township-road-commissioner-race/
— Biden Administration Begins Processing of Immigrants at Mexican Border – Link to Comment on Government Website
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/biden-administration-begins-processing-of-immigrants-at-mexican-border/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump to speak at CPAC conference in Florida – Dave Boyer
(DIERSEN: Few from Illinois have attended CPACs. Although not recently, I have attended many CPACs. I should write a book about how Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in the following have used that against me: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/20/trump-speak-cpac-conference-florida/

GINGRICH 360
— Can a “Woke” American Military Protect the United States?
https://www.gingrich360.com/2021/02/can-a-woke-american-military-protect-the-united-states/

PJ MEDIA
— Biden Fires Chicago U.S. Attorney Hot on the Trail of Democratic Corruption – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/02/20/biden-fires-chicago-u-s-attorney-hot-on-the-trail-of-democratic-corruption-n1427040

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Rush Limbaugh’s Amazing 2009 Speech at CPAC Rings Just as True Today – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/rush-limbaughs-amazing-2009-speech-at-cpac-rings-just-as-true-today/
— Sky News Australia Host: ‘Never before’ has the leader of the free world been ‘so cognitively compromised’ – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/sky-news-australia-host-never-before-has-the-leader-of-the-free-world-been-so-cognitively-compromised/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump to Make First Public Speech Since Leaving White House at CPAC – ALLEN ZHONG
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-to-make-public-appearance-at-cpac-on-feb-28_3704558.html
— YouTube Takes Down New Trump Interview – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/youtube-takes-down-new-trump-interview_3704154.html

ROLL CALL
— To retake House, centrists say GOP needs candidates who can win swing districts – Stephanie Akin
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about “centrist” Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who focused on destroying conservatives.)
https://www.rollcall.com/2021/02/18/to-retake-house-centrists-say-gop-needs-candidates-who-can-win-swing-districts/

THE HILL
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first public appearance since leaving White House – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/539737-trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-first-public-appearance-since-leaving-white
— GOP: McConnell-Trump civil war will hurt Republicans – JONATHAN EASLEY
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who lost elections and who have blamed me and blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for those losses. They also blamed what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/539658-gop-mcconnell-trump-civil-war-will-hurt-republicans
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The split could depress fundraising, dampen turnout, alienate swing voters and push bad general election candidates through divided primary fields, Republicans say. . .There are scores of unanswered questions around Trump’s involvement in 2022, including whether he’ll fundraise for Senate Republicans and how aggressively he’ll back primary challengers. . .Republicans remember the Tea Party primary fights all too clearly and blame the bad insurgent candidates for losing at least five winnable Senate races between 2010 and 2012. By denouncing the worst elements of Trump’s base and calling out House members such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), McConnell hopes to rally Republicans behind mainstream conservatives who can win primaries and general elections.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Schedules Address Before CPAC Next Sunday. The former president will make his first lengthy remarks since leaving office before the annual conference of conservatives Feb. 28. – Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/us/politics/trump-cpac.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump to Speak at CPAC in First Public Appearance Since Leaving Office. Former president to talk about future of GOP, Biden’s immigration policies. – Catherine Lucey
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-first-public-appearance-since-leaving-office-11613862126

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump to speak at CPAC, in first public appearance since leaving office – Amy B Wang and Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/20/trump-speak-cpac/

USA TODAY
— Donald Trump to speak at CPAC in first major public appearance since leaving office – Sarah Elbeshbishi
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/20/donald-trump-address-cpac-first-major-address-since-leaving-dc/4527693001/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “State Senator Who Quit GOP Due to Trump Era Says Many Republicans Have No Political Home.”
https://www.newsweek.com/state-senator-who-quit-gop-due-trump-era-says-many-republicans-have-no-political-home-1570722

SKY NEWS
— ‘Never before’ has the leader of the free world been ‘so cognitively compromised’
https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6233603126001

CANNABIS HEALTH INSIDER
— Congress Members Demand Biden To Declare Mass Forgiveness Before Cannabis Legalization (DIERSEN: I got student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. I should write a book about those who have punished me the most for doing that.)
https://cannabishealthinsider.com/6552/congress-members-demand-biden-to-declare-mass-forgiveness-before-cannabis-legalization/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In 1977, President Jimmy Carter granted pardons to those who violated the Military Selective Service Act during the Vietnam War era, from August 4, 1964, to March 28, 1973. Draft evasion carries stiff punishments, including fines and years of imprisonment.)

GUARDIAN
— Donald Trump to address CPAC on future of Republican party
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/20/donald-trump-cpac-republican-party

February 18 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 18 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Februrary 17 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 17 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Trump calls McConnell ‘political hack’ after GOP leader blames ex-president for Capitol riot – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/trump-statement-on-mcconnell-impeachment-trial-us-capitol-riot-republicans/10347507/

— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: IL FOID card, concealed carry license delays leave residents on edge as carjacking cases surge – Samantha Chatman
https://abc7chicago.com/foid-card-delays-leave-some-on-edge-as-carjacking-cases-surge/10345400/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/16/rep-adam-kinzinger-shunned-family-president-trump/

WGN TV
— ‘It’s just not right’: Chicago area seniors deal with digital divide when making vaccine appointments – Tonya Francisco
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/its-just-not-right-chicago-area-seniors-deal-with-digital-divide-when-making-vaccine-appointments/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Kinzinger’s relatives write second letter slamming him for Trump impeachment vote. The relatives said Kinzinger was “misled” and “brainwashed” and “manipulated” by Democrats and the “fake news media” in the Jan. 19 letter, obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/16/22286690/adam-kinzinger-relatives-second-letter-slamming-him-trump-impeachment-vote-country-first

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To push pot on an individual, municipality, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-verano-weed-public-trading-chicago-20210217-6x4iyrgv4zduxbeetsprwt4n3m-story.html
— Robert Brandon McNeily, 32, of the 300 block of East Liberty Drive, Wheaton, was charged Feb. 10 with driving under the influence with a blood alcohol concentration over .08 and illegal lane usage near Lake Cook Road and Weiland Road. McNeily is scheduled to appear in court March 17.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/buffalo-grove/ct-bgc-blotter-tl-0218-20210216-dbifmpjufzdfforpeybzpq7xwu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: In split vote, Lisle village board urges Pritzker to veto police reform bill – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210216/in-split-vote-lisle-village-board-urges-pritzker-to-veto-police-reform-bill
— If Greene is the standard, what about Democratic ‘kingmaker’ Sharpton? – Larry Elder
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about kingmakers in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois since 2000 and the kings they made. I would focus on those who they installed as leaders of Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois since 2000.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210217/if-greene-is-the-standard-what-about-democratic-kingmaker-sharpton

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Illinois GOP Calls for Hearings Before Cuts – Kevin Bessler
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=319235#.YC0MzGhKiM8

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters promote hate-filled Trump-haters.
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/voice-of-the-people-kinzinger-correct-to-condemn-trump/article_d83017a4-6fcf-11eb-86b8-93d5b5a23409.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 76 COVID-19 cases Tuesday, 3 deaths, 3.76% of population fully vaccinated – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/17/dupage-county-reports-76-covid-19-cases-tuesday-3-deaths-376-of-population-fully-vaccinated/

STATELINE
— In second letter, Kinzinger’s family says congressman ‘brainwashed’ by ‘fake news media’
https://www.mystateline.com/news/politics/in-second-letter-kinzingers-family-says-congressman-brainwashed-by-fake-news-media/

WREX
— Illinois Senators address carjacking, gun violence concerns across the state – Ali Rasper
https://wrex.com/2021/02/17/illinois-senators-address-carjacking-gun-violence-concerns-across-the-state/

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Fred Hampton’s Childhood Home To Become Community Center To Preserve Black Panther’s Legacy — And Continue Party’s Work. “Judas and the Black Messiah” brought new attention to the family’s plight to save the Maywood home, Hampton Jr. said. He also shared his thoughts on the film with Block Club. – Pascal Sabino
https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/02/16/fred-hamptons-childhood-home-to-become-community-center-to-preserve-black-panthers-legacy-and-continue-partys-work/

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://m.chicagoreader.com/chicago/trump-impeachment-fair-maps/Content?oid=86499609

CHICAGO NOW
— Likely Gov Candidate Bailey ready to run on cutting property taxes, spending & pension benefits – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2021/02/likely-gov-candidate-bailey-airs-tonight-in-chicago-cable-web/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Amid persistent backlogs, some want to tighten up Illinois’ FOID card while others want it repealed – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/amid-persistent-backlogs-some-want-to-tighten-up-illinois-foid-card-while-others-want-it/article_c3bd73ba-7093-11eb-aa75-8fee2f9f97a2.html

WIREPOINTS
— Memo To Congress Re Pending Aid To States: America Cannot Bail itself Out – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/memo-to-congress-re-pending-aid-to-states-america-cannot-bail-itself-out-wirepoints/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood’s Farm Team PAC Endorsements for April Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/16/farmteampac021621/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— EXPECTED $7.5 BILLION IN FEDERAL AID WON’T FIX ILLINOIS BUDGET CRISIS WITHOUT STRUCTURAL REFORMS – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/expected-7-5-billion-in-federal-aid-wont-fix-illinois-budget-crisis-without-structural-reforms/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— AMERICA ISN’T MAKE-BELIEVE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/america-isnt-make-believe.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Top 10 recent examples of cancel culture – Kelly Sadler
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to cancel others. They focus on canceling those like me a) who they cannot manipulate/dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or e) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have been candidates on ballots in my precinct.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/16/top-10-recent-examples-cancel-culture/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: We’re in a sad place as a society when somebody’s firing and/or cancellation is celebrated more than their life’s work. And yet, here we are. Below is a list of the top 10 cancellations, all that have occurred within the last year. Many on this list are notable names, people who will find other work and/or have the position and power to stand up to the woke crowd. It’s the names not represented who are the true victims — like those who have had their college acceptances rejected because of a social media post they made in high school — who were canceled before they ever could get started. They are not famous, and their names are not known. Not surprisingly, cancel culture cuts one way. If you say something too conservative and mildly offensive, the woke hall monitors on social media will find you. And if you’re famous, all the better, as Hollywood and corporate America seems to have embraced this new form of blacklisting:)
— Central Illinois village of Washburn disbands police department – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/16/central-illinois-village-disbands-police-departmen/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The wave of party-sponsored censures greeting Republicans who cross former President Donald Trump reveals a GOP interested in pushing out heretics whose lone political sin is disloyalty to the vanquished party leader.” Trump is a platform Republican. RINOs push out platform Republicans.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/local-gop-officials-closing-the-tent-to-trump-apostates

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— The Post-Trump GOP Florida’s DeSantis offers one possibility for the party’s future – Editorial
https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/the-post-trump-gop/

FOX NEWS
— Senate GOP reelection arm targets ‘vulnerable’ Senate Dems on reopening schools. Republicans hit Democrats over the influence of their teacher union allies on school closings – Paul Steinhauser
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-gop-re-election-arm-targets-vulnerable-senate-dems-on-reopening-schools
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The other Democrats being targeted are Sens. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Michael Bennet of Colorado.)

DAILY CALLER
— Poll: 75% Of Republicans Want Trump To Play Prominent Role In GOP – OLIVIA INGRASSIA
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/16/quinnipiac-poll-republicans-donald-trump/
— If Conservatives Do Not Defend The Family, Who Will? – HELEN ANDREWS
(DIERSEN: To promote LGBTQ is to destroy traditional marriage and the traditional family. I should write a book about those who have done the most to destroy traditional marriage and the traditional family in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/16/helen-andrews-conservatives-must-defend-family/

COLLEGE FIX
— John Marshall Law School claims exam question that offended students is not protected by academic freedom – GREG PIPER
https://www.thecollegefix.com/law-school-claims-exam-question-that-offended-students-is-not-protected-by-academic-freedom/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— “Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack”: Trump rails against Mitch McConnell following second impeachment attempt. No kind words for The Republican Party either. – Kemberlee Kaye
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/mitch-is-a-dour-sullen-and-unsmiling-political-hack-trump-rails-against-mitch-mcconnell-following-second-impeachment-attempt/

EPOCH TIMES
— Former President Donald Trump’s Full Statement on Mitch McConnell
https://www.theepochtimes.com/read-former-president-donald-trumps-full-statement-on-mitch-mcconnell_3699437.html

HILL REPORTER
— Disowned By Family And Party, Rep. Kinzinger Still Works to Purge Trump From GOP – TIMOTHY EVANS
(DIERSEN: Who is helping Kinzinger purge a) the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, b) the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, c) the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and d) the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://hillreporter.com/disowned-by-family-and-party-rep-kinzinger-still-works-to-purge-trump-from-gop-93088

POLITICO
— The Birthplace of the Republican Party Buckles After Trump Nearly Blew Up the GOP. As many wonder how a party split by Trump can survive, one county outpost shows how time heals some wounds — or at least papers them over. – DAVID SIDERS
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/02/17/trump-blew-up-gop-469155
— Reparations bill tests Biden and Harris on racial justice. The House proposal has been introduced in every Congress for more than three decades and would establish a commission of experts to study direct payments to African Americans. – MAYA KING
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/17/slavery-reparations-bill-469165

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Era in Atlantic City Ends With 3,000 Sticks of Dynamite The implosion of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, the last vestige of the former president’s once-dominant brand in Atlantic City, N.J., took place Wednesday morning. – Tracey Tully
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/nyregion/atlantic-city-trump-plaza-implosion.html
— America’s Brutal Racial History Is Written All Over Our Genes. Our country has struggled to reckon with the horrors of the past. Could DNA tests help? – Libby Copeland
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have stressed the strongest that I am 100% German national origin and that my ancestors immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s from what is now Germany. In my defense, I stress that according to http://dna.ancestry.com , my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/16/opinion/23andme-ancestry-race.html

NEW YORK POST
— NYC public school asks parents to ‘reflect’ on their ‘whiteness’ – Selim Algar and Kate Sheehy
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Whites are demonized, denigrated, and condemned by individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://nypost.com/2021/02/16/nyc-public-school-asks-parents-to-reflect-on-their-whiteness/

USA TODAY
— ‘Massive failure’: Why are millions in Texas in the dark amid rolling blackouts, winter weather? Power outages in Texas amid extreme cold winter weather led to rolling blackouts and millions without electricity. Here’s why it happened. – Ryan W. Miller
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/nation/2021/02/16/texas-weather-power-outage-rolling-blackouts-leave-millions-dark/6764764002/
— Health officials say the coronavirus will likely become endemic in the next several years. What does that mean? – Adrianna Rodriguez
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/02/17/covid-19-likely-become-endemic-experts-say-heres-what-means/4487953001/
— The complex history of Alexander Twilight, nation’s first African American to earn a bachelor’s degree. Though Twilight is lauded today as an African American scholar, preacher and educator, for much of his life he was marked as white on census records. – Marina Affo
(DIERSEN: In 1970, I was the first of my ancestors to earn a bachelor’s degree.)
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2021/02/08/complex-history-alexander-twilight-middleburys-first-black-graduate/4094045001/

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS
— Local Alaska Republicans censure Sen. Lisa Murkowski, citing impeachment vote and other issues – James Brooks
https://www.adn.com/politics/2021/02/17/local-alaska-republicans-censure-alaska-sen-lisa-murkowski-citing-impeachment-vote-and-other-issues/

MIAMI HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://www.pressherald.com/2021/02/17/leonard-pitts-rebel-republicans-who-rebuke-trump-need-new-saner-party/

MERCED SUN STAR
— California Republican takes on ‘cancel culture,’ proposes new discrimination protections – KIM BOJÓRQUEZ
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to cancel others. They focus on canceling those like me a) who they cannot manipulate/dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or e) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have been candidates on ballots in my precinct.)
https://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/california/article249286800.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A California Republican lawmaker introduced two bills on Tuesday that aim to ban discrimination over a person’s political views, characterizing the package as an effort to fight ‘cancel culture.’ “Cancel culture and the efforts to silence differing opinions and voices should be a growing concern for all of us,” said Sen. Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore. “A climate of intolerance has been established and has stifled healthy and normal debate. Anyone who values their own freedom of speech should be concerned.” Senate Bill 238, also known as the Diversity of Thought Act, seeks to add political affiliation as a protected class under the Fair Employment and Housing Act. That law currently bars employment and housing discrimination based on someone’s race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, disability, nationality and source of income. The other bill, Senate Bill 249, would amend California’s education code to prohibit discrimination, harassment intimidation and bullying in schools based on an individual’s political affiliation. Cancel culture, or ‘canceling,’ is the act of ostracizing a public figure or private citizen online or in public for behavior considered questionable or controversial. The terms have joined the cultural lexicon in recent years. The terms are commonly used in conservative media in the context of the entertainment industry, social media or mainstream news media, with right-leaning activists alleging bias against their views. For instance, former President Donald Trump’s supporters claimed he was a victim of “cancel culture” when Twitter and Facebook stripped him of his social media platforms when the companies concluded his campaign to retain power after losing the 2020 election risked inciting violence. Mike Madrid, a California-based Republican political strategist, said he’s not surprised that a Republican is seeking to make political affiliation a protected class. “It’s really symbolic of the Republican Party embracing the politics of victimization and grievance,” he said, adding that both Republicans and Democrats participate in cancel culture. He said free speech, even if it’s vile, should be protected, but “you can’t whine and cry about not suffering the consequences when you’re saying horrible things about people.” Well-known figures who have been ‘canceled’ as of late include former “The Mandalorian” actress Gina Carano, who was fired by television executives after she compared the experience of Republicans in today’s political climate to the plight of Jews during the Nazi Germany era on social media, according to reports. “It is unfathomable to me that corporations and members of the public would ruin a person’s career, business and family because of their political ideology,” Melendez continued. “A free society shouldn’t allow thoughts and ideas to be censored. Free speech covers all speech, not just that with which you agree.” Hector Barajas, communications director for the Senate Republican Caucus, said Melendez’s bill addresses the issue of blacklisting individuals by providing them protections against discrimination. “For those that like to talk about tolerance and diversity, they should also be tolerant of other people’s diverse opinions,” he said in a statement. “Tolerance should be a two-way street because the other road leads to a dead end.”)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump’s Statement Criticizes McConnell, Calling Him a ‘Political Hack’ ‘If Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again,’ a lengthy statement from the former president said. – Alex Leary and Lindsay Wise
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-criticizes-mcconnell-in-lengthy-statement-calling-him-a-political-hack-11613513959/
— The Political Making of a Texas Power Outage. How bad energy policy led to rolling blackouts in the freezing Lone Star State. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-political-making-of-a-texas-power-outage-11613518653
— Covid-19 Dims Job Prospects, So Young People Sign Up for the Military – Andrew Jeong
(DIERSEN: In 1966, when I was 18 years old, I was 1-A for the draft notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, that I had partial red/green color blindness, and that I could not run because I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease ).)
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/covid-2021-02-16/card/nnIwtVDMvTeMvRX6NnK8
— The Minimum Wage’s Racially Discriminatory Roots If the filibuster is a ‘Jim Crow relic,’ so is a policy designed to curtail the abundance of black labor. – Jason L. Rile
(DIERSEN: Have you ever worked for the minimum wage? I worked for the minimum wage washing dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights 1964-1966 part-time during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School and full-time during the summer in between. With the money that I earned doing that, I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in May of 1966. My understanding is that I was the first and only White male to hold that job. All the others before me and after me were minorities and/or females.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-minimum-wages-racially-discriminatory-roots-11613517678

BLOOMBERG
— Freeze Could Keep Texans in the Dark for Days: Energy Update
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-16/texas-grid-official-expects-power-back-tonight-energy-update

BUSINESS INSIDER
— CPAC is taking Trump’s side in the battle for the soul of the GOP
https://www.businessinsider.com/cpac-2021-speakers-trump-pence-orlando-republican-conservative-2021-2

FORD AUTHORITY
— Study Finds That EV Owners Drive Half The Miles Of Everyone Else – Brett Foote
https://fordauthority.com/2021/02/study-finds-that-ev-owners-drive-half-the-miles-of-everyone-else/

NEWSWEEK
— Record Number of GOP Women in Congress ‘Didn’t Come to Compromise’ – STEVE FRIESS
https://www.newsweek.com/2021/02/19/record-number-gop-women-congress-didnt-come-compromise-1569025.html

February 16 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— Downstate conservative Paul Schimpf running for governor – Renee Trappe
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210215/downstate-conservative-running-for-governor

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— More than ever, assault weapons are an undeniable threat to representative government. For too long, threats of physical harm have been used to intimidate lawmakers trying to do something about America’s nightmare of gun violence. The Jan. 6 insurrection will only embolden those who make such threats. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: Those who advocate more gun controls 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://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/15/22284666/assault-weapons-congress-michigan-joe-biden-editorial

WTTW
— Gun Control Advocates Push for Action in Springfield – Amanda Vinicky
(DIERSEN: Those who advocate more gun controls 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://news.wttw.com/2021/02/15/gun-control-advocates-push-action-springfield

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Schimpf, who ran unsuccessfully for state attorney general in 2014, is the second Republican to declare his candidacy. Businessman Gary Rabine, who heads a paving and roofing company, has also declared he’s running. Reps. Rodney Davis — who isn’t shy about criticizing Pritzker as “an unmitigated disaster” — and Darin LaHood have not ruled out a run for governor. State Sen. Darren Bailey is expected to announce his candidacy next week. And Republican National Committeeman and Chicago attorney Richard Porter is toying with a campaign, too. Davis and LaHood are waiting to see how their districts could be adjusted in the upcoming redistricting process. Along with rejecting Pritzker’s handling of the pandemic, there’s another theme that will play out in the gubernatorial race: who supports Trump. So far, all the GOP contenders do. – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2021/02/16/wow-the-snow-schimpf-sets-the-theme-a-census-quandary-illinois-covid-deaths-surpass-20-000-491758

WIREPOINTS
— The states’ 2020 financials are in: Biden’s billions in new federal aid aren’t needed – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/the-states-2020-financials-are-in-bidens-billions-in-new-federal-aid-arent-needed-wirepoints-special-report/

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, White-haters promote hatred against Whites. How soon, if not already, will your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, America, and the world officially banish Whites once and for all? Ever-increasingly, those who have religious, government, political, and/or financial clout hint/imply/argue/shout that they hate Whites.
https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2021/02/the-weight-of-whiteness-new-book-by-dr-alison-bailey/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Unbelievably, Woke Springfield STILL Isn’t Done Indoctrinating Children – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/unbelievably-woke-springfield-still-isnt-done-indoctrinating-children/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SCHIMPF LAUNCHES 2022 GOP GUBERNATORIAL BID; BAILEY TO ANNOUNCE NEXT WEEK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/schimpf-launches-2022-gubernatorial-bid-.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Australia’s government said on Tuesday it will amend draft laws that would make Google and Facebook pay for news to clarify that publishers would be paid in lump sums rather than per click on news article links. – AP
(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.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/16/australia-to-amend-laws-to-make-google-and-faceboo/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Democrats to Introduce Bill that Would Give Citizenship to 11 Million Illegal Aliens – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/16/democrats-to-introduce-bill-that-would-give-citizenship-to-11-million-illegal-aliens/

BREITBART
— Biden Order Helping Criminal Illegal Aliens Evade Arrest by Feds – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/15/report-biden-order-helping-criminal-illegal-aliens-evade-arrest-by-feds/

DAILY CALLER
— Rep. Adam Kinzinger Received Scathing Letter From Family Members After Calling For Trump’s Removal – SCOTT MOREFIELD
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/15/adam-kinzinger-letter-family-impeach-donald-trump/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Sneaky Brian Williams Quietly Stops Citing Disgraced Lincoln Project – Brad Wilmouth
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/brad-wilmouth/2021/02/16/sneaky-brian-williams-quietly-stops-citing-disgraced-lincoln

PATRIOT POST
— A Border Crisis by Design. The Biden-Harris administration doesn’t give a rip about our borders, our sovereignty, or the safety of our people. – DOUGLAS ANDREWS
https://patriotpost.us/articles/77762-a-border-crisis-by-design-2021-02-16

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
— Texas GOP Chairman Allen West Slams Biden Immigration Plans
https://www.oann.com/texas-gop-chairman-slams-biden-immigration-plans/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— ‘It’s a Blacklist, Pure and Simple’ – RICH LOWRY
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters demand that Republicans blacklist those who hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters blacklist. I should write a book about those who blacklist me. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have been candidates on ballots in my precinct.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/its-a-blacklist-pure-and-simple/

EPOCH TIMES
— Aim of Impeachment Was to Paint All Trump Voters as Criminals: Rep. Mike Johnson – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/aim-of-impeachment-was-to-paint-all-trump-voters-as-criminals-rep-mike-johnson_3697344.html

POLITICO
— Covid wars launch DeSantis into GOP ‘top tier’ The Florida governor’s clashes with the media and reluctance to embrace coronavirus restrictions are fueling conservative chatter about a 2024 presidential bid. – MARC CAPUTO
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/16/covid-ron-desantis-2024-469071

THE HILL
— Petition seeking Romney censure circulating among Utah Republicans – JUSTINE COLEMAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/538895-petition-seeking-romney-censure-circulating-among-utah-republicans

HUFFINGTON POST
— GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s Family Really Doesn’t Like His Criticism Of Donald Trump. The Illinois Republican received a letter from relatives that slammed him for joining the “Devil’s Army” and for losing the support of Fox News personalities. – Lee Moran
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/adam-kinzinger-family-letter-donald-trump_n_602b898dc5b6f88289fe17b2
— Only Half Of Americans Have Heard Of ‘Cancel Culture’ A HuffPost/YouGov poll found many Americans are unaware of the idea, which has become a major Republican talking point. – Kevin Robillard and Ariel Edwards-
Levy (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to cancel others. They focus on canceling those like me a) who they cannot manipulate/dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or e) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have been candidates on ballots in my precinct.)
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/half-americans-heard-cancel-culture-poll_n_602ae40ac5b6f88289fdcf7a

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters a) promote hatred against Kinzinger’s relatives and b) promote sympathy for Kinzinger.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/02/16/kinzinger-family-shuns-letter-trump-vote-impeachment-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/erin-burnett-outfront/

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “58% of Americans say Trump should’ve been convicted.”
https://news.yahoo.com/58-americans-trump-ve-convicted-101826706.html
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/impeachment-trial-solidified-views-trump-conviction-poll/story?id=75892916

NEW YORK TIMES
— How Stable Is the Democratic Coalition? The party may control the elected branches in Washington. But it may be facing some slippage in support from minority communities. – Eric Kaufmann
(DIERSEN: The Democrat coalition consists of individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/13/opinion/democrats-latino-hispanic-black-asian-american.html
— Read the document. Below is a letter to Representative Adam Kinzinger, Republican of Illinois, from several of his family members who support former President Trump. The Times has redacted the names of some family members who signed the letter but whom we did not interview.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/02/15/us/kinzinger-family-letter.html
— Tracking Viral Misinformation – Sheera Frenkel
(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. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those 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 preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/2020-election-misinformation-distortions
— Spring Break’s New Look: Older and Socially Distant. Beach parties in Florida, Texas and Mexico made headlines a year ago for ignoring virus safety advice. Here’s how the travel ritual will look different in 2021. – Elaine Glusac
(DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. While I worked for the federal government, my Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates a) stressed that I avoided the draft and b) stressed that while I was taking spring breaks in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, and 1975, my peers were dying in Vietnam.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/12/travel/spring-break-pandemic.html

WASHINGTON POST
— GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s family bashed him for voting to impeach Trump: ‘We are thoroughly disgusted with you!’ – Katie Shepherd
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/02/16/adam-kinzinger-family-impeachment-trump/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater says “Convicting Trump would have required accepting a half-century of Republican guilt. Trump’s guilt wasn’t his alone.” Articles like this encourage Republicans to buy more and more and more firearms and ammunition for their self-defense.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/02/16/convicting-trump-wouldve-required-accepting-half-century-republican-guilt/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater says “Trump is the culture war” and “The culture war is the base” and asks “Now what?”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/16/trump-is-culture-war-culture-war-is-base-now-what/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Biden Agenda Faces GOP Seeking to Unify in Opposition After Trump Impeachment. Democrats are moving on to cabinet nominees and pandemic relief, which one Republican calls ‘the most radical agenda.’ – Alex Leary
https://www.wsj.com/articles/impeachment-over-biden-agenda-faces-congressional-gop-seeking-to-unify-in-opposition-11613336802
— Pro-Trump Candidates Launch Early Senate, Governor Bids GOP hopefuls in several midterm races are tying themselves closely to the former president and his legacy – Joshua Jamerson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/pro-trump-candidates-launch-early-senate-governor-bids-11613385001
— McConnell Doesn’t Care About Trump Brand in 2022, He Just Wants Electable Candidates. Minority leader’s strategy to GOP regaining Senate: channeling Trump energy while limiting extremist hopefuls. — Siobhan Hughes
(DIERSEN: According to hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters, for a Republican candidate to be electable, that candidate must be 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.wsj.com/articles/mcconnell-atop-a-fractious-party-is-open-to-jumping-into-primary-races-11613423935
— After Covid-19 Vaccine, Baby Boomers Grapple With What Activities to Resume. Some of the first Americans to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, older people still struggle to know what activities are safe – Melanie Grayce West
(DIERSEN: Are you a boomer? What activities do you engage in? I shovel snow, mulch grass, rake/mulch leaves, trim bushes, deliver campaign literature in my precinct, etc.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-covid-19-vaccine-baby-boomers-grapple-with-what-activities-to-resume-11613401201
— FRONT PAGE: Ban on New Foreign Workers Left U.S. Jobs Unfilled, Even in Covid Downturn. Visa restrictions last year were partly intended to keep more jobs open for Americans as unemployment surged. – Alicia A. Caldwell
(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.wsj.com/articles/ban-on-new-foreign-workers-left-u-s-jobs-unfilled-even-in-covid-downturn-11613409911
— Acquittal Vindicated the Constitution, Not Trump. Impeachment isn’t a moral tribunal. It is a specific tool with a narrow purpose: restraining government officers. – Mitch McConnell
https://www.wsj.com/articles/acquittal-vindicated-the-constitution-not-trump-11613430190
— Join the Lincoln Project, Drive Off With a Lemon. With convenient timing, the media discover the anti-Trumpers aren’t all they were cracked up to be. – Gerard Baker
https://www.wsj.com/articles/join-the-lincoln-project-drive-off-with-a-lemon-11613407788

BLOOMBERG
— How the GOP Could Rebuild from the Trump ‘Earthquake’ A ‘multiethnic, working class conservatism might just have a chance,’ writes former Romney adviser Oren Cass – Peter Coy
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Platform Republicans support Trump because of what he has done to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-16/how-the-gop-could-rebuild-from-the-trump-earthquake

BUSINESS INSIDER
— GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s relatives called him a ‘disappointment to us and to God’ in a scathing letter over his criticism of Trump – Grace Panetta
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the following promote Kinzinger: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.businessinsider.com/rep-adam-kinzingers-relatives-call-him-disappointment-to-us-and-to-god-2021-2

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use Kinzinger to destroy the Republican Party.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/16/adam-kinzinger-censured-party-family-frets-republican-party-future/6761681002/
— Inside the Lincoln Project’s ‘toxic’ workplace: Accusations of sexual harassment and a culture of infighting – Amanda Becker
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/15/inside-lincoln-project-claims-harassment-sexism-toxic-workplace/4483922001/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Block Trump from office with the 14th Amendment’s aiding an insurrection exclusion.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/02/16/ban-trump-from-politics-insurrection-exclusion-column/4488397001/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Far-right extremists went mainstream under Trump. The Capitol attack cements his legacy.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/02/15/capitol-riots-have-lasting-impact-domestic-terrorism-column/6709778002/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Democrats squandered chance to cripple Trump with all-or-nothing impeachment drive. A bipartisan censure vote could have nipped Trump’s political future in the bud and cut off the escape route McConnell blazed for Republicans.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/02/15/democrats-should-have-censured-donald-trump-column/4483810001/

SAVANNA MORNING NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters demand that Republicans blacklist those who hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters blacklist. I should write a book about those who blacklist me. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have been candidates on ballots in my precinct.)
https://www.savannahnow.com/story/opinion/2021/02/16/voters-fleeing-republican-party-leaders-refuse-stand-against-trump-greene-and-voter-suppression/4488108001/

DAILY MAIL
— Pelosi says September 11th-style independent commission will probe MAGA riot as GOP lawmakers push her to remove 5,000 National Guard troops from Capitol because it feels like ‘there’s a boogeyman lingering’ in D.C. – GEOFF EARLE
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9263505/Republican-lawmakers-push-Nancy-Pelosi-removal-5-000-National-Guard-troops-protecting-D-C.html