January 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DOJ REPORT SAYS CPD ENGAGES IN PATTERN OF USING EXCESSIVE FORCE – Chuck Goudie and Ross Weidner, Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel
http://abc7chicago.com/news/doj-cpd-engages-in-pattern-of-using-excessive-force/1700689/
— BUSH DAUGHTERS GIVE OBAMA SISTERS ADVICE IN OPEN LETTER
http://abc7chicago.com/society/bush-daughters-give-obama-sisters-advice-/1700758/

 

NBC5
— Emanuel Calls DOJ Report ‘Sobering,’ Vows Reforms
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Emanuel-Calls-DOJ-Report-Sobering-Vows-Reforms-410661565.html

 

CBS2
— Cash-Strapped CPS To Impose 4 Unpaid Furlough Days For All Employees
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/01/13/cash-strapped-cps-to-impose-4-unpaid-furlough-days-for-all-employees/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois’ biggest state worker union schedules strike-authorization vote – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-afscme-met-0114-20170113-story.html
— Vallas: Chicago State sledgehammer – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-chicago-state-university-rauner-vallas-edit-0116-20170113-story.html
— CPS orders 4 unpaid furlough days for all employees – Juan Perez Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-schools-furlough-days-met-20170113-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In an editorial unethically made to look like a news article, anti-Trumps make it all the more clear that they side with foreign countries and their citizens AGAINST America and AGAINST its citizens.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-undocumented-workers-industry-impact-0115-biz-20170113-story.html
— Talk of merging Lisle, Warrenville, Woodridge with Naperville is just silly – Naperville Sun Editorial Board
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-editorial-annexation-naperville-st-0112-20170113-story.html
— How parents can survive the $233,610 cost of raising a child – Gail MarksJarvis  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty. Since the 1980s, because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, because we did not adopt, and because with did not become foster parents, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have viciously demonized us, viciously denigrated us, and viciously condemned us as being selfish filthy rich DINKs (dual income, no kids).  Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ct-how-to-manage-baby-costs-0115-biz-20170113-column.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Emanuel agrees to negotiate consent decree that may never happen – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/emanuel-agrees-to-negotiate-consent-decree-that-may-never-happen/
— Republican Rauner names Democrat Vallas to Chicago State board – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-names-democrat-vallas-to-chicago-state-board/
— State workers union to vote on strike authorization – JOHN O’CONNOR
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/state-workers-union-to-vote-on-strike-authorization/
— CPS to force staffers to take four unpaid furlough days – Lauren FitzPatrick
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/cps-to-force-staffers-to-take-four-unpaid-furlough-days/
— Sex predators living in public housing despite ban – Robert Herguth and Tim Novak
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/the-watchdogs-sex-predators-living-in-public-housing-despite-ban/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Lisle trustee Christy McGovern fighting allegations to stay on the ballot – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170113/news/170119400/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Time for the adults to take charge of Chicago Police Department – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170113/BLOGS02/170119914/time-for-the-adults-to-take-charge-of-chicago-police-department
— City legal bill for DOJ police probe hits $3.8 million – CLAIRE BUSHEY
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170113/NEWS04/170119920/city-legal-bill-for-doj-police-probe-hits-3-8-million
— Why a millennial might buy your house this year – DENNIS RODKIN  (DIERSEN: How old were you when you first bought real estate?  I bought a new town home in 1972 when I was 24 years old.  My critics/opponents have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I was able to do that only a) because I avoided the draft and b) because IRS overpaid me.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20170113/CRED0701/170119912/why-a-millennial-might-buy-your-house-this-year

 

WTTW
— AFSCME Sets Dates for Strike Vote – Amanda Vinicky
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/01/13/afscme-sets-dates-strike-vote

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Democratic Rep. John Lewis: Donald Trump not a ‘legitimate president’ – AP
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/01/13/democratic-rep-john-lewis-donald-trump-not-a-legitimate-president/ab5ur8e/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Analysts say Trump, Congress can help GOP expand in Illinois
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511073153-analysts-say-trump-congress-can-help-gop-expand-in-illinois

 

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— Local Mayors Address Annexation Rumors
http://www.nctv17.com/local-mayors-address-annexation-rumors/

 

CHICAGOIST
— Moody’s Suggests CPS Seek New Taxes, Maybe Even Declare Bankruptcy – STEPHEN GOSSETT
http://chicagoist.com/2017/01/13/moodys_property_tax_bankruptcy.php

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RADOGNO ANNOUNCES SENATE GOP LEADERSHIP TEAM FOR 100TH GA
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/radogno-announces-senate-gop-leadership-team-for-100th-ga.html

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— In Considering Trump’s Wall, See Where Fencing Has Yet to Be Built Along Mexico Border – Josh Siegel
http://dailysignal.com/2017/01/13/in-considering-trumps-wall-see-where-fencing-has-yet-to-be-built-along-mexico-border/

 

CHRISTIAN POST
— Ben Carson: LGBT Americans Should Not Get ‘Extra Rights,’ All Have Same Rights – STOYAN ZAIMOV  (DIERSEN: Those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who promote LGBT activity, their operatives, and their dupes have always worked against me big time.)
http://www.christianpost.com/news/ben-carson-lgbt-extra-rights-hud-secretary-172959/

 

FOX NEWS
— Cavuto to CNN: ‘You’re Experiencing What We’ve Been Living for Last 8 Years’
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/01/13/cavuto-cnn-youre-experiencing-what-weve-been-living-last-8-years

 

GOPUSA
— Trump, LePage blast boycott of LL Bean  (DIERSEN: Who boycotts you?  The following boycott me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors. Should I write a book about the aforesaid boycotters?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19213
— CNN at war with Trump  (DIERSEN: Who has declared war on you?  The boycotters described above have declared war on me. So far, I have done absolutely nothing to defend myself.  But of course, I reserve my right to defend myself.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19192?omhide=true

 

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Likely First Drug-Free President In Some Voters’ Lifetimes – Peter Hasson  (DIERSEN: I have never used an illegal drug and I never will.  Many, if not most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes talk and/or act like they smoke pot or like they want to smoke pot legally.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/12/trump-likely-first-drug-free-president-in-some-voters-lifetimes/
— Sessions Hearings Show Democrats Ill-Equipped To Stop Trump – Kevin Daley
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/12/sessions-hearings-show-democrats-ill-equipped-to-stop-trump/

 

BREITBART
— The Deep State Strikes Back: The Permanent Campaign Against Donald Trump
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/01/13/virgil-deep-state-strikes-back-permanent-campaign-donald-trump/
— Madonna Shares Pubic Hair Photo to Promote Anti-Trump Protest March – JEROME HUDSON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/01/13/nasty-madonna-posts-vagina-tattoo-promote-anti-trump-protest-march/
— Rosie O’Donnell Calls for Martial Law to Delay Trump Inauguration – DANIEL NUSSBAUM1
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/01/12/rosie-odonnell-calls-martial-law-delay-trump-inauguration/

 

THE HILL
— Whip List: Democrats boycotting Trump’s inauguration – CRISTINA MARCOS
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/314269-whip-list-democrats-boycotting-trumps-inauguration
— The government shouldn’t decide how taxpayers save for retirement – STEVE DEMAURA  (DIERSEN: I have a $50,720/year pension because I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years and because I paid 7% of my salary into the Civil Service Retirement System.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-budget/314236-delay-the-fiduciary-rule-the-government-shouldnt-decide

 

CNN
— Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner will rule Trump’s America – Anushay Hossain  (DIERSEN: Who rules your municipality, your township/ward, and your county, that is, who has the most religious clout, government clout, political clout, and/or financial clout in your municipality, your township/ward, and your county?  What do the aforesaid think of you?)
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/13/opinions/ivanka-and-jared-will-rule-washington-opinion/

 

TIME MAGAZINE
— Donald Trump Invites Critics to Pray at Inauguration  Three of the six openly challenged Trump during the campaign – Elizabeth Dias (DIERSEN: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors WILL PRAY THAT GOD WOULD SMITE DOWN THOSE WHO ARE Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://time.com/4634445/donald-trump-inauguration-prayer/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Tax Report: Where Taxpayers Won Against the IRS – LAURA SAUNDERS  (DIERSEN: I won a split decision in tax court.  I worked for IRS 1971-1980 as a Revenue Officer, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels (currently $79,563-$90,173). In 1978, Money Magazine and my Democrat IRS superiors disallowed the graduate business courses at Loyola and the graduate accounting courses at DePaul that I had deducted.  I argued that IRS encouraged its Revenue Officers to take graduate business and accounting courses, that the courses related to my job duties, that the courses helped me carry out my job duties, that the courses did not qualify me for a “new trade or business,” and that I did not take the courses to get a job in private industry.  The tax court judge allowed the six business courses, but disallowed the seven accounting courses by wrongly ruling that they qualified me for a “new trade or business” because I planned to take and to pass the CPA examination.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/tax-report-where-taxpayers-won-against-the-irs-1484327075
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Are you dreaming of taking the Internal Revenue Service to court? Your chances of winning may not be as bad as you think, and it isn’t crazy to represent yourself. These insights come from data compiled by National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson, who is charged with representing taxpayer interests before the IRS and Congress. Each year, Ms. Olson publishes a deep dive into the IRS’s civil litigation as part of her annual report to Congress, which was released this week. This year’s report analyzes results from 609 federal tax decisions on the most-litigated code sections for the 12 months ended May 31. Most of the cases were in Tax Court, a specialized forum devoted to taxpayer conflicts with the IRS.)

 

THE BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps want Trump to pander to those who come to America illegally, who stay in America illegally, and who bring others to America illegally.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/13/can-ryan-push-trump-toward-humane-solution-on-dreamers.html

 

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps a) encourage people to come to America illegally, b) encourage people to stay in America illegally, and c) encourage others to bring people to America illegally.  That shows that anti-Trumps are anti-American.
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-01-13/push-to-protect-dreamers-from-trump-gains-new-gop-supporters

 

FISCAL TIMES
— The Federal Government Marks 20 Years of Failure to Balance Its Books – Rob Garver
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2017/01/13/Government-Marks-20-Years-Failure-Balance-Its-Books

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— Keeping America’s civil service great: New Year’s resolutions for 2017 – Ron Sanders, Booz Allen Hamilton  (DIERSEN: Because I am NOT a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran, were it not for Civil Service protections, a) the Democrats who run the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 and they would have gotten rid of me much sooner than they did, b) the Democrats who run IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, and c) the Democrats who run GAO would not have hired me in 1980 or promoted me in 1986 and they would have gotten rid of me much sooner than they did.)
http://www.federaltimes.com/articles/keeping-americas-civil-service-great-new-years-resolutions-for-2017

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-men promote their war on men.
http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/01/the-womens-march-on-washington-platform-calls-for-reform-on-every-level.html

 

DAILY MAIL
— Inside Trump’s Cadillac One: The New Beast will debut on Inauguration Day with emergency blood, tear gas cannons and doors so heavy they cannot be opened from the inside  The new state car will be impervious to chemical attacks, roadside bombs, and bulletproof doors  It’s expected to look like a Cadillac Escalade sedan, but with an elongated frame  The new beast will replace the fleet of approximately 12 cars that carried President Barack Obama  General Motors has been paid a total of $15 million to develop the vehicle – Karen Ruiz
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4118498/Trump-s-Cadillac-One-make-public-debut-Inauguration-Day-stocked-weapons-blood.html

 

CHICAGO PRIDE
— Ben Carson says LGBT people don’t deserve ‘extra rights’ – Carlos Santoscoy  (DIERSEN: Those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who promote LGBT activity, their operatives, and their dupes have always worked against me big time.)
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/81018016

 

ZILLOW & TRULIA & COLDWELL BANKER
— FOR SALE: 1104 Golf Lane, Wheaton – $599,000
http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/wheaton-il/1_fs/X1-SS1apc9gppw622z_3o1g1_sse/4447927_zpid/
https://www.trulia.com/property/3257847190-1104-Golf-Ln-Wheaton-IL-60189
https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/il/wheaton/1104-golf-lane/pid_16128933/

January 12 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin spoke very highly of Wheaton City Council West District candidate Bobby McNeily Thursday evening, January 12, 2017, at his outstanding fundraiser at the DuPage County Museum in Wheaton.  The 60+ attendees included Almiron, Brennan, Carlson, Chirchirillo, Ferguson, Fitch, Holan, Keller, Kmiecik, Krajewski, Krzyzewski, Larsen, Mathew, Mathieson, McGowen, Mendrick, Minor, Nathwani, Noonan, Olsen, Orel, Pacilli, Prater, Rash, and Ryan. – Dave Diersen
https://gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER MARKS TWO YEARS IN OFFICE – Charles Thomas
http://abc7chicago.com/news/governor-bruce-rauner-marks-two-years-in-office/1699925/
— PRESIDENTS AND THEIR PETS
http://abc7chicago.com/pets/presidents-and-their-pets/1699325/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago man charged with sending threats to Gov. Rauner, DuPage sheriff
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/crime/228825804-story

 

WLS AM
— Roskam on Trump: He’s Bringing His Game – Nick Gale
http://www.wlsam.com/2017/01/12/roskam-on-trump-hes-bringing-his-game/ 

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Representative Steve Andersson Appointed House GOP Floor Leader
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/batavia-geneva-st-charles/community/chi-ugc-article-representative-steve-andersson-appointed-hous-2017-01-12-story.html
— Rauner to name Vallas to Chicago State board – Dawn Rhodes and Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-state-vallas-new-trustees-20170112-story.html
— Crete Township residents hear proposed intermodal facility plan – Dennis Sullivan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-crete-intermodal-st-0113-20170112-story.html
— Ratings agency says big tax hike is ‘most likely’ CPS fix – Juan Perez Jr. and Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-schools-finances-moodys-met-20170112-story.html
— Obama scrapping ‘wet foot, dry foot’ immigration policy for Cubans
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-obama-cuba-policy-20170112-story.html
— ‘Blizzard ’67’: Imagine the snow begins to fall and doesn’t stop – Rick Kogan  (DIERSEN: I worked part-time for the Park Forest Post Office in 1967.  I drove the first mail truck from Park Forest that got through to Monee and to Peotone after the blizzard.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ae-0115-1967-blizzard-kogan-sidewalks-20170111-column.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Ill. Senate files backup bill for city worker pensions – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/ill-senate-files-backup-bill-for-city-worker-pensions/
— Feds: Chicago cop training poor, misconduct investigations biased – JON SEIDEL, LYNN SWEET, MICK DUMKE
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicago-up-next-as-ag-announces-baltimore-consent-decree/amp/
— Obama ends visa-free path for Cubans who make it to U.S. soil – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/obama-ends-visa-free-path-for-cubans-who-make-it-to-us-soil/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Lisle village clerk gets 4 months in jail for third DUI – Justin Kmitch
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170112/news/170119608/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Emanuel wants $1 billion from Trump for Union Station – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170112/BLOGS02/170119936/emanuel-wants-1-billion-from-trump-for-union-station
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Chicago business leaders want cheap labor.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170112/OPINION/170119945/chicago-business-leaders-our-economy-needs-immigrants

 

WTTW
— Rauner on 2-Year Anniversary: ‘I Will Never Give Up’ – Amanda Vinicky
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/01/12/rauner-2-year-anniversary-i-will-never-give

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Cronin shares State of the County at Chamber630 luncheon – NATHAN LURZ
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/01/11/cronin-shares-state-of-the-county-at-chamber630-luncheon/a1usr9l/

 

NAPERVILLE PATCH
— Naperville Students Heading to D.C. for Inauguration  The students from Naperville Central High School will spend a few days in the capital – Patrick Martin
http://patch.com/illinois/naperville/naperville-students-heading-d-c-inauguration

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Michael Madigan makes history as Illinois bleeds – Austin Berg
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/01/12/austin-berg-michael-madigan-makes-history-as-illinois-bleeds/awymh70/

 

WJBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote the anti-Trump Pat Brady.
http://www.wjbc.com/2017/01/12/former-gop-chief-optimistic-new-session-will-produce-budget/

 

MEDILL REPORTS
— DOES DODD-FRANK SWAPS REGULATION REDUCE MARKET RISK? – Jiefei Liu  (DIERSEN: What do you know about swaps?  In 1997, I knew as much about swaps as anyone at GAO.  GAO audits federal financial industry regulators.  All during my last 8 years at GAO, I worked on audits that involved swaps.  In addition, I earned a master’s degree from IIT in financial markets and trading in 1997.  GAO wasted my knowledge of swaps when it forced me to retire in 1997.  GAO would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a woman, younger, or a veteran.)
http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/does-dodd-frank-swaps-regulation-reduce-market-risk/

 

ILLINOIS TIMES
— Inside the sausage factory  Report documents rigged system – Bruce Rushton
http://illinoistimes.com/article-18165-inside-the-sausage-factory.html

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Did DuPage County Officials dupe the General Assembly into violating the Illinois Constitution? – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/01/did-dupage-county-officials-dupe-the-general-assembly-into-violating-the-illinois-constitution/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— MADIGAN MAKES HISTORY WHILE ILLINOIS’ MIDDLE CLASS RACES TOWARD EXTINCTION  At the end of his term in 2019, Madigan will be the longest-serving House speaker of any state in modern U.S. history. – Austin Berg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/madigan-makes-history-while-illinois-middle-class-races-toward-extinction/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Ten Examples of Anti-White Rhetoric at Colleges – Spencer Irvine
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2017/01/ten-examples-of-anti-white-rhetoric-at-colleges/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— GLSEN and their LGBT Common Core Public School Agenda – Israel Wayne
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/glsen-lgbt-common-core-public-school-agenda/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RAUNER OPTIMISTIC IN FIRST 2017 FACEBOOK LIVE PRESENTATION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/rauner-optimistic-in-first-2017-facebook-live-presentation.html
— DURBIN COMMENCES DEMOCRAT DRUMBEAT AGAINST OBAMACARE REPEAL
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/durbin-commences-democrat-drumbeat-against-obamacare-repeal.html
— IL CONGRESSMAN GUTIERREZ: WHY I WILL NOT BE AT TRUMP’S INAUGURATION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/il-congressman-gutierrez-why-i-will-not-be-at-trumps-inauguration.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP launches robocalls against 18 House Democrats
http://capitolfax.com/2017/01/12/ilgop-launches-robocalls-against-18-house-dems/

 

GOPUSA
— Booker, Lewis accuse Sessions of racism
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19171
— The Racist Anti-Racists at MTV News
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19087
— ABC to run political mini-series on gay rights
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19140
— Fox’s Shepard Smith criticizes Trump for ‘belittling’ CNN
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19165

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— AMERICA’S REALITY DIVIDE – Kent Kellar
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/01/12/editorial-americas-reality-divide/
— OBAMA DISMAL BUT FORGETTABLE LEGACY – Kent Kellar
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/01/12/obama-dismal-but-forgettable-legacy/

 

WESTERN JOURNALISM
— Fed Employee Called ‘Buckwheat’ By Colleague… What Happens Then Will Have TaxPayers LIVID – Chris Golden
http://www.westernjournalism.com/thepoint/2017/01/12/fed-employee-called-buckwheat-by-colleague-what-happens-then-will-have-taxpayers-livid/
— Gingrich Labels CNN Reporter Who Antagonized Trump ‘An Idiot’  “… kick them out …” – Jack Davis
http://www.westernjournalism.com/gingrich-labels-cnn-report-antagonized-trump-idiot/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— TRUMP GOES NUCLEAR ON ‘FAKE NEWS’ GIANTS IN MEDIA  CNN, BuzzFeed smear collapses: ‘This should never have been released’ – GARTH KANT
http://www.wnd.com/2017/01/trump-blasts-fake-news-on-russian-dossier/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Despite Record Gun Deaths, Chicago’s Statehouse Elects Dem To 17th Term As Speaker – PHILLIP STUCKY
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/12/despite-record-gun-deaths-chicagos-statehouse-elects-dem-to-17th-term-as-speaker/
— Tips For Hate Crime Hoaxers – Ann Coulter
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/12/coulter-tips-for-hate-crime-hoaxers/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Secretary of Defense nominee James Mattis rejects all the religions of the world.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/12/mattis-shuts-gillibrand-down-on-lgbt-military-i-dont-care-who-people-go-to-bed-with-video/
— Obama Family’s Dog Bites White House Guest – Kaitlan Collins
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/12/obamas-dog-sunny-bit-a-white-house-guest/

 

BLAZE
— Rosie O’Donnell: ‘I fully support imposing martial law’ to stop Trump inauguration – Tre Goins-Phillips
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/01/12/rosie-odonnell-i-fully-support-imposing-martial-law-to-stop-trump-inauguration/

 

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— 4 WAYS OBAMA’S FINAL SPEECH WAS A LOAD OF CRAP – Robert Eno
https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2017/01/4-ways-obamas-final-speech-was-a-load-of-crap

 

OPPOSING VIEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Mexico sides with a) those who come into America illegally, b) those who stay in America illegally, c) those who bring others to America illegally, and d) those who bring illegal drugs into America illegally.
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/world/mexico-course-we-arent-paying-wall

 

THE HILL
— Fox’s Shepard Smith criticizes Trump for ‘belittling’ CNN – NIKITA VLADIMIROV
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/313862-shepard-smith-no-journalist-should-be-subjected-to-belittling

 

CNN
— U.S. to end ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy for Cubans – Elise Labott, Kevin Liptak and Patrick Oppmann
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/12/politics/us-to-end-wet-foot-dry-foot-policy-for-cubans/index.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— The Women’s March needs passion and purpose, not pink pussycat hats – Petula Dvorak
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/the-womens-march-needs-passion-and-purpose-not-pink-pussycat-hats/2017/01/11/6d7e75be-d842-11e6-9a36-1d296534b31e_story.html
— Donald Trump just used his presidential power to advertise L.L. Bean – Danielle Paquette
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/01/12/donald-trump-just-used-his-presidential-power-to-advertise-l-l-bean/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s Cabinet nominees keep contradicting him.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-cabinet-nominees-keep-contradicting-him/2017/01/12/dec8cccc-d8f3-11e6-9a36-1d296534b31e_story.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Why liberal elites are so resentful of middle America – Salena Zito
http://nypost.com/2017/01/11/why-liberal-elites-are-so-resentful-of-middle-america/

 

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
— Is The U.S. Government Insolvent? Sorry, But Its Accountant GAO Can’t Tell You – Editorial
http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/is-the-u-s-government-insolvent-sorry-but-its-accountant-cant-tell-you/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Unparalleled Resistance Looms for Trump After Inauguration – JANET HOOK
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2017/01/10/unparalleled-resistance-looms-for-trump-after-the-inaugural/
— Health Care’s Bipartisan Problem: The Sick Are Expensive and Someone Has to Pay  With Congress poised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, most lawmakers want to maintain coverage for people with pre-existing conditions—the available options all have downsides – ANNA WILDE MATHEWS and LOUISE RADNOFSKY
http://www.wsj.com/articles/health-cares-bipartisan-problem-the-sick-are-expensive-and-someone-has-to-pay-1484234963

 

FORBES
— Social Security Plans To Provide Even Less Information – Laurence J. Kotlikoff
http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2017/01/12/social-security-plans-to-provide-even-less-information/#72b92161550e

 

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Is Exactly the Monster We Feared, and Republicans Are Enabling Him  GOP congressmen will abide his abuses as long as they get what they want.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/139813/trump-exactly-monster-feared-republicans-enabling

 

FED SMITH
— 6 Possible Civil Service Changes in the 115th Congress – Jeff Neal
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/01/12/6-possible-civil-service-changes-in-the-115th-congress/
— Salaries of Federal PR Employees Featured in Senator’s Annual ‘Wastebook’ – Ian Smith
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/01/12/salaries-of-federal-pr-employees-featured-in-senators-annual-wastebook/

 

SLATE
— The Women’s March on Washington Has Released an Unapologetically Progressive Platform – Christina Cauterucci
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2017/01/12/the_women_s_march_on_washington_has_released_its_platform_and_it_is_unapologetically.html

January 12 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Awkwardness as Republican leader rips Chicago violence with Emanuel watching – Rick Pearson, John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-jim-durkin-rahm-emanuel-chicago-violence-story.html

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Jared Kushner’s White House job may be legal, but it’s a bad idea.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-jared-kushner-trump-nepotism-laws-20170111-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those who voted Clinton put the interests of foreign countries and their citizens ahead of the interests of America and its citizens. That is why Clinton lost and Trump won.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-mexican-town-deportations-20170101-story.html
— You think Trump’s news conferences are rough? Go to Chicago’s City Hall – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-trump-news-conference-kass-0112-20170111-column.html

— Central Illinois man files lawsuit over flag burning arrest- AP (DIERSEN: What do flag burners think of you?  Flag burners despise me, if not hate me.  Flag burners, like all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, blame me for their problems, blame me for your problems, blame me for my problems, and blame me for everyone’s problems.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-illinois-flag-burning-arrest-lawsuit-20170112-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Police in Urbana used Illinois’ flag desecration law to arrest local resident Bryton Mellott on July 4 of last year. He said he carefully planned his demonstration to protest racial discrimination, poverty and other injustices, and then posted six photographs of his actions on Facebook. The posts, which generated hundreds of comments, led police officers to arrest Mellott while he worked at Wal-Mart and detain him for several hours. He was released without being charged. Mellott, who is being represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, was expected to discuss the lawsuit at a Thursday news conference in Champaign. The suit was filed late Wednesday. . .The Illinois case comes as the issue has been in the headlines. President-elect Donald Trump recently said that anyone who burns an American flag should face “consequences,” like jail or a loss of citizenship, despite the Supreme Court determinations.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump and the art of misdirection.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-donald-trump-and-the-art-if-misdirection/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “America sinks back to dark times.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/roger-simon-america-sinks-back-to-dark-times/
— Only club members vote in secret Illinois elections – Phil Kadner
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/kadner-only-club-members-vote-in-secret-illinois-elections/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Politicians hold secret meetings to select replacements for state legislators who leave office. No outsiders supervise the proceedings. It is not open to the public. That’s the law in Illinois. I’ve known about that process for years, but the lack of oversight really hit home after state Rep. Monique Davis, D-Chicago, recently resigned. On Jan. 5, a meeting of Democratic committeemen from her legislative district, the 27th, was allegedly held to name a replacement. That would include committeemen from the 9th, 19th, 21st and 34th wards in Chicago and Calumet, Orland, Bremen and Worth townships in the suburbs, as far as I can tell.)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Breen, Wheeler refund leadership stipends after report – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170112/news/170119695/
— FRONT PAGE: Wheaton Warrenville District 200 board agrees to $132.5 million referendum question – Jessica Cilella
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170112/news/170119654/
— Ugly politics rears head in Rutland Township – Jim Darow, Huntley
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170112/discuss/170119877/

 

CBS2
— Some Urge Olivet Nazarene University Marching Band To Avoid Trump Inaugural Parade – Vince Gerasole  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who urges everyone to avoid GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?  ANSWER: Those who are “at odds” with the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and/or the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/01/11/some-urge-illinois-marching-band-to-avoid-trump-inaugural-parade/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Reaction hasn’t been completely harmonious. Some alums started an online petition for the school to pull out of the parade, saying Trump’s behavior is at odds with the Christian university’s teachings.)

 

WTTW
— Donald Trump’s press conference was a press confrontation – Dan Bush
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/donald-trumps-press-conference-press-confrontation/
— Madigan Wins Speaker’s Office, As Senate Sets Leadership Limits – Amanda Vinicky  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that if they had succeeded in getting rid of me sooner, the following organizations would be much better off today: TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc.)
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/01/11/madigan-wins-speaker-s-office-senate-sets-leadership-limits

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Talk of cooperation, governing in Illinois Senate – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170111/bernard-schoenburg-talk-of-cooperation-governing-in-illinois-senate
— Districts getting more aggressive in recruiting substitute teachers – Jason Nevel (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170111/districts-getting-more-aggressive-in-recruiting-substitute-teachers

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Removing Red Tape for Illinois Teachers – Cole Lauterbach  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What did my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates consider to be “red tape?”  ANSWER: Laws, regulations, rules, and procedures that prohibit political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=233997#.WHeAyhsrKM8

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Local Organizers Ready for Women’s March  Nearly 200 people from the Bloomington-Normal area will head to Washington D.C. – Lindsey Harrison  (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at women that Republicans have caused all their problems, that they are causing all their problems, and that they will forever cause all their problems.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/local-organizers-ready-for-womens-march/639553610

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Village of Orland Park’s Karie Friling Eats Steak and Lobster on Public’s Dime – Kevin duJan
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/01/village-of-orland-parks-karie-friling-eats-steak-and-lobster-on-publics-dime/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS SENATE BUDGET PLAN INCLUDES $5 BILLION IN TAX HIKES, $7 BILLION IN BORROWING, CHICAGO CASINOS  The new budget plan coming out of the Illinois Senate does little to nothing to reform the state’s reckless spending and financial mismanagement, but does plenty to hurt state taxpayers. – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-senate-budget-plan-includes-5-billion-in-tax-hikes-7-billion-in-borrowing-chicago-casinos/?linkId=33269942

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— MARCHES FOR LIFE IN CHICAGO AND SPRINGFIELD
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/marches-for-life-in-chicago-and-springfield-1.html
— 89 PERCENT OF AMERICANS SAY PROTECTING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS IMPORTANT, NEW POLL SHOWS  (DIERSEN: Yes, but what about the fact that more and more and more religions are acting like they are operatives or dupes for the Democrat Party?  The Democrat Party platform is extremely anti-religious.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/89-percent-of-americans-say-protecting-religious-freedom-is-important-new-poll-shows.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner announces “learning tour”  (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs want Republicans to “learn” from Democrats and Democrat plants, from Libertarians and Libertarian plants, from Greens and Green plants, and from RINOs.)
http://capitolfax.com/2017/01/12/rauner-announces-learning-tour/
— But who’s gonna hire him (Sandack)?
http://capitolfax.com/2017/01/12/but-whos-gonna-hire-him/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— The most powerful Democrat politician in the country, Michael Madigan, gets a 33rd year in office – Thomas Lifson
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/01/the_most_powerful_democrat_politician_in_the_country_gets_a_33rd_year_in_office.html

 

GOPUSA
— No more D.C. jobs for Obama, Clinton loyalists  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those involved in Republican politics in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who make it clear a) that their first loyalty is to whoever has the most clout in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Illinois Republican Party and b) that they care little or nothing about, or even reject, the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the MTRCC resolution against video gambling.  They focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19151
— Living Wage Is as Wrongheaded as the Minimum Wage
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19153

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— As Trump stands his ground, the press doubles down on failure – Matt Mackowiak
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/11/as-trump-stands-his-ground-the-press-doubles-down-/
— The unsung heroes of Illinois  Watchdogs John Kraft and Kirk Allen are raising a racket over local corruption – Johnny Kampis  (DIERSEN: When do you raise racket?  I raise racket when Republican elected officials and party leaders fail/refuse to defend/advance the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.  Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can/will defend/advance their platform.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/11/the-unsung-heroes-of-illinois/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Perhaps the most long-lasting effect of the investigative work done by John Kraft and Kirk Allen with Edgar County Watchdogs isn’t the more than 200 officials they’ve chased out of office, but the viral impact they’ve had. Others in Illinois have formed their own groups in Illinois to combat waste, fraud and abuse by public officials, including a coalition in Morgan County that has managed to bust several bureaucrats there. “They’re replicating the model,” Mr. Allen said. “We’re excited to see them step up and have success.” Edgar County Watchdogs, now rebranded as Illinois Leaks, has also spurred state media to action. Mr. Allen said Chicago Tribune reporters have told him his and Mr. Kraft’s work has “forced them to do a better job and do it faster.” Messrs. Kraft and Allen came together in 2011, discussing each other’s bureaucratic woes at a candidate’s dinner. Mr. Kraft had asked to film a school graduation so he could sell the video and learned that someone else was hired for the job without public discussion. Mr. Allen, the volunteer fire chief in the town of Kansas, learned that a dispatcher didn’t instruct the parents of a baby having trouble breathing on CPR techniques. He investigated and learned the 911 call center hadn’t certified its dispatchers in CPR techniques in the past six years, as is required by law. Further investigation there determined that taxpayer money was used for everything from pizza parties to gambling. Messrs. Kraft and Allen created their website and started investigating, using Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to uncover a fount of bureaucratic blunders.)

 

DAILY CALLER
— HUD Spent Almost $1M To Cover Up Accusation Against Top Exec – Luke Rosiak  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government never made a racist remark to me, but my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in September of 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims.  My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests. In 1997, in today’s dollars, GAO paid me $122,991. My pension is only $50,720. $122,991 minus $50,720 times 19 years and 4 months is $1,397.239.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/11/exclusive-hud-spent-1m-to-cover-up-accusation-against-top-exec/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Taxpayers wrote a $900,000 settlement check to a federal employee to compensate her for once being likened to a “Little Rascals” character by her boss, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group (TheDCNF)  has learned. The secret settlement appears to be one of the largest-ever discrimination settlement payouts to an individual federal employee. The payment came after an Equal Opportunity Employment office ruled that the remark was racist and accepted without challenge the claim that it caused nearly a million dollars worth of emotional harm. The offending boss was Mary K. Kinney, then-executive vice president of Ginnie Mae, which is part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).)

 

FOX NEWS
— Why the Buzzfeed debacle damaged journalism and handed Trump a gift – Howard Kurtz  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, in Illinois who since 2000 have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I “damage journalism” with my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes focus on destroying all those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/12/why-buzzfeed-debacle-damaged-journalism-and-handed-trump-gift.html
— HOW TO GET AWAY WITH FAKE NEWS SLIMING TRUMP – John Gibson  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I slime them by filling my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails with fake news.  They define fake news as being any kind of news that they do not like.)
https://radio.foxnews.com/2017/01/11/how-to-get-away-with-fake-news-sliming-trump/

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— Does Trump Know ‘Draining the Swamp’ Will Be Opposed by Republicans Right Along With Democrats? – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.publiusforum.com/2017/01/11/trump-know-draining-swamp-will-opposed-republicans-right-along-democrats/
— Georgetown Professor Wants Each White Person to Start Bank Account to Pay Blacks Reparations – Warner Todd Huston  (DIERSEN: Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout at Blacks that Republicans have caused all their problems, that they are causing all their problems, and that they will forever cause all their problems, and especially Republicans who are Protestant, conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.publiusforum.com/2017/01/11/georgetown-professor-wants-white-person-start-bank-account-pay-blacks-reparations/

 

BREITBART
— Trump to CNN: ‘You Are Fake News’ – IAN HANCHETT
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/01/11/trump-to-cnn-you-are-fake-news/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Worst Excuse for BuzzFeed: ‘Eh, Trump Had It Coming to Him’ – JIM GERAGHTY  (DIERSEN: From what I see, when my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois attend church services, THEY PRAY THAT GOD WOULD SEND ME STRAIGHT TO HELL.  My critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.  They blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/443787/worst-excuse-buzzfeed-eh-trump-had-it-coming-him

 

AOL
— Trump accuses U.S. spy agencies of Nazi practices over ‘phony’ Russia dossier – Thomson Reuters
http://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/01/11/trump-accuses-u-s-spy-agencies-of-nazi-practices-over-phony-r/21653168/
— Laura Ingraham accuses President Obama of ‘crocodile tears’ in farewell speech
http://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/01/11/laura-ingraham-accuses-president-obama-of-crocodile-tears-in-farewell-speech/21652835/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Real Story About Fake News Is Partisanship – Amanda Taub  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that all news is fake, except for the news that they approve of. They only approve of news that a) makes them look good and/or b) makes everyone else look bad.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/upshot/the-real-story-about-fake-news-is-partisanship.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/upshot/the-real-story-about-fake-news-is-partisanship.html
— Donald Trump: A Modern Manchurian Candidate?  The onus is on the president-elect to prove he’s not Putin’s puppet. – MAX BOOT  (DIERSEN: Operatives and dupes for my critics/opponents talk and act like my critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/opinion/donald-trump-a-modern-manchurian-candidate.html
— Publishers Encounter Political Storms in Turn to Right – ALEXANDRA ALTER  (DIERSEN: Who blacklists you and why? Those who focus on destroying individuals, organizations, companies, governments, etc. that they cannot manipulate/dominate blacklist me a) because they cannot manipulate/dominate me and b) because I refuse to carry out their blacklist orders.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/business/media/publishers-encounter-political-storms-in-turn-to-right.html
— Facebook, Nodding to Its Role in Media, Starts a Journalism Project – MIKE ISAAC (DIERSEN: Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes spend virtually all their time on the internet in Facebook.  They talk and act like they believe that Facebook is the internet.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/technology/facebook-journalism-project.html
— For Young Entrepreneurs, College Debts Can Snuff Out Start-Up Hopes – JOHN F. WASIK  (DIERSEN: I graduated from NIU in 1970 debt-free and owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used that against me.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/business/smallbusiness/for-young-entrepreneurs-college-debts-can-snuff-out-start-up-hopes.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump “John Lewis Puts Race at Center of Jeff Sessions Hearing.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/us/politics/john-lewis-jeff-sessions-confirmation-hearing.html
— White and Black Police Officers Are Sharply Divided About Race, Pew Finds – JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH  (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at minorities that police are racists.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/us/police-officers-pew-poll.html
— Trump Under Fire for Invoking Nazis in Criticism of U.S. Intelligence – MARK LANDLER  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  They are disciples of Saul Alinsky.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/us/donald-trump-nazi-comparison.html
— Donald Trump’s News Session Starts War With and Within Media – MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/business/media/donald-trump-buzzfeed-cnn.html
— Truth or Insult? Artwork Hung in Capital Spawns a Dispute – JENNIFER STEINHAUER
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/us/politics/congress-painting-race.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— New feds could be fired for ‘no cause at all’ by Trump under planned legislation – Joe Davidson  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What did my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates consider to be red tape?  ANSWER: Laws, regulations, rules, and procedures that prohibit political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/01/12/new-feds-could-be-fired-for-no-cause-at-all-under-planned-legislation/

 

USA TODAY
— Trump invokes ‘fake news’ at press conference – Mike Snider
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/01/11/trump-tackles-fake-news-press-conference/96438764/
— Trump can punish ‘sanctuary cities’ that protect undocumented immigrants – Alan Gomez  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who voted Clinton put the interests of foreign countries and their citizens ahead of the interests of America and its citizens. That is why Clinton lost and Trump won.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/01/10/donald-trump-sanctuary-cities-immigration-undocumented-immigrants/96204876/
— New Facebook project aims to strengthen ties with media – Jessica Guynn (DIERSEN: Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes spend virtually all their time on the internet in Facebook.  They talk and act like they believe that Facebook is the internet.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/01/11/facebook-friends-media-journalism-project/96428460/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Illinois Turnaround Project  After another defeat, state Democrats begin to talk tax cuts. – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Illinois Democrats continue to drive out of Illinois individuals, organizations, and companies that are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/illinois-turnaround-project-1484180124
— So, You Got a Job at the White House . . . Advice for Trump’s new staff from a dozen former aides, reaching back to LBJ. – KARL ROVE  (DIERSEN: What advice did you fail/refuse to take?  I failed/refused advice a) to become a veteran, b) to become a Democrat, c) to help my Democrat superiors get rid of their employees because they were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, d) to NOT complain about political affiliation discrimination, e) to NOT complain about reverse discrimination, f) to NOT complain about age discrimination, and g) to NOT become an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged the federal government with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/so-you-got-a-job-at-the-white-house-1484179360

 

IN THESE TIMES
— How Hopelessness Helped Elect Donald Trump  The president-elect performed well in places with the highest rates of death from suicide and drug abuse. – THEO ANDERSON  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs want members of the following groups to be hopeless: Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoider, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://inthesetimes.com/article/19799/how-hopelessness-helped-to-elect-donald-trump

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— IRS Scolded: Be Nicer and More People Will Pay Their Taxes – Brad Tuttle  (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS’s Collection Division for almost 9 years and I worked for GAO on audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division for 3 years.)
http://time.com/money/4631531/irs-service-taxpayer-advocate-service-report-audits/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats discourage women from marrying men.
http://time.com/money/4630251/the-modern-marriage-trap-and-what-to-do-about-it/

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— OPM has new tips for handling employee misconduct – Carten Cordell  (DIERSEN: Constructively, the federal government views the following as being misconduct: a) being conservative, b) being Republican, c) opposing political affiliation discrimination, d) opposing reverse discrimination, e) opposing age discrimination, and f) failing/refusing to help get rid of employees because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. Because I did the aforesaid, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims.  My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.)
http://www.federaltimes.com/articles/opm-has-new-tips-for-handling-employee-misconduct

January 11 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Milton Township Republican Central Committee Meeting – Dave Diersen
https://gopillinois.com
(THE ARTICLE: Attendees at the outstanding Milton Township Republican Central Committee Meeting Wednesday evening, January 11, 2017, at the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall included Almiron, Austin, Bennet, Bolds, Chirchirillo, Eckhoff, Falbo, Fenne, Fitch, Fitzpatrick, Formento, Grant, Henry, Hinkle, Jorgensen, Keller, Kinzler, Krzyzewski, Lofgren, Lowe, McGowen, McNeily, Mendrick, Molitor, Muehlfelt, Nathwani, Orel, Ryan, Zaruba, and Zay.)

 

ABC7
— TRUMP DENOUNCES ‘DISGRACE’ OF REPORTS OF RUSSIAN TIES TO HIM – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-denounces-disgrace-of-reports-of-russian-ties-to-him/1697045/
— ILLINOIS’ 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY SWORN IN – Michelle Gallardo
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-100th-general-assembly-sworn-in/1697115/

 

NBC5
— Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin Sends Message at Inauguration – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-house-minority-leader-jim-durkin-sends-message-410461835.html
— Inaugural Parade Performers Include Midwest Groups – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/midwest-performers-trump-inauguration-410449195.html
— Localize It: Illinois Communities Set Their Own Marijuana Fines  (DIERSEN: The lower that you set fines for pot, the more that you promote pot.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-marijuana-fines-local-410447715.html

 

CBS2
— Trump Rails Against ‘Fake News,’ Previews His White House Agenda – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/01/11/trump-rails-against-fake-news-previews-his-white-house-agenda/
— DuPage Looking To Merge Election Commission With County Clerk – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/01/11/dupage-looking-to-merge-election-commission-with-county-clerk/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Madigan re-elected Illinois speaker, nears US tenure record – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/228565212-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Madigan re-elected speaker for 17th time, lays out Democratic economic agenda – Monique Garcia and Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-michael-madigan-reelected-met-0112-20170111-story.html
— Sen. Oberweis: 100th General Assembly brings new challenges, new opportunities
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/wheaton/community/chi-ugc-article-sen-oberweis-100th-general-assembly-brings-2-2017-01-11-story.html
— Trump administration member Todd Ricketts to join Cubs at Obama White House – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-cubs-obama-white-house-0112-chicago-inc-20170111-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps “Fact-checking President-elect Donald Trump’s news conference.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-fact-check-trump-news-conference-20170111-story.html
— Judge asked to rule on spending of Aaron Schock campaign money
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-aaron-schock-trial-20170111-story.html
— What the bleep happened at the Trump news conference? – Alexandra Petri
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-news-conference-commentary-20170111-story.html
— Mom to remove girl from Elmwood Park school over racist phone message
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmwood-park/news/ct-elm-racist-locker-message-tl-0119-20170111-story.html
— Why didn’t Sasha Obama join her family in Chicago for farewell address? – Samantha Schmidt
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-sasha-obama-president-obama-farewell-address-20170111-story.html
— Same as ever: Madigan re-elected House speaker with only one holdout – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-michael-madigan-speaker-again-edit-0112-md-20170111-story.html
— FBI, CIA, DNI, NSA all agreed: Tell Trump about explosive claims – Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima, Karen DeYoung
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-dossier-intel-20170111-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Former state Rep. Ron Sandack is Springfield’s newest lobbyist – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/former-state-rep-ron-sandack-is-springfields-newest-lobbyist/
— Madigan starts record-setting term hoping ‘to end the acrimony’ – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/madigan-says-house-dems-will-propose-budget-agenda/
— Chicago, Illinois scored big projects during Obama terms – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sweet-chicago-illinois-scored-big-projects-during-obama-terms/
— CPS watchdog launches data unit, hires investigative reporters – Lauren FitzPatrick
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/cps-watchdog-launches-data-unit-hires-investigative-reporters/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Trump news spreads faster than reporters can verify – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170111/news/170119740/
— Districts hoping state legislation will keep referendums valid – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170111/news/170119703/
— New Legislature, same old problem in Illinois: No budget – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170111/news/301119928/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Budget peace looms—and biz groups check their wallets – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170111/BLOGS02/170119968/illinois-budget-deal-looms-and-business-groups-assess-damage
— Underwater homeownership more common in minority neighborhoods – DENNIS RODKIN
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20170111/CRED0701/170119974/underwater-homeownership-more-common-in-minority-neighborhoods

 

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— Jil Tracy dives into new role in Illinois Senate – Doug Wilson
http://www.whig.com/20170111/jil-tracy-dives-into-new-role-in-illinois-senate

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— New McHenry County lawmakers take seats in Springfield, face hard battles ahead – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/01/11/new-mchenry-county-lawmakers-take-seats-in-springfield-face-hard-battles-ahead/a8i642n/

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Michael Madigan elected to 17th term as Illinois House Speaker
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170111/michael-madigan-elected-to-17th-term-as-illinois-house-speaker

 

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— Area Reps Start Congressional Session With Republicans In Lead  Dems Say They’ll Search For Common Ground, But Stand Against Trump, GOP Where They Must – TOM ROBB
http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_2ff63d52-d82f-11e6-9d86-034f04aa2c62.html

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage Election Commission to consider 7 candidacies in challenge hearing – NATHAN LURZ
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/01/09/dupage-election-commission-to-consider-7-candidacies-in-challenge-hearing/abuatft/
— Public responds to proposed DuPage County Election Commission, clerk consolidation – NATHAN LURZ
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/01/10/public-responds-to-proposed-dupage-county-election-commission-clerk-consolidation/awz0jun/
— Breen says he won’t keep stipend for leadership post – ERIC SCHELKOPF
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/01/10/breen-says-he-wont-keep-stipend-for-leadership-post/af08ie1/

 

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— UIC Study Busts Stereotype That  Liberals Don’t Hold Anything Sacred  People on both sides of the political spectrum take stances that defend the sacred—depending on the topic. – BETTINA CHANG
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/January-2017/Moral-Sanctity-Study/

 

WHEATON PATCH
— Wheaton Native Found Fatally Shot in Still-Running Car Near Chicago School He Worked At   A GoFundMe campaign has been started to help the family of Jason Goodfriend, who was the business manager at Chicago Tech Academy. – Joe Vince
http://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/wheaton-native-found-fatally-shot-still-running-car-near-chicago-school-he-worked

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Feds Are Simply Out-of-Touch – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/feds-simply-touch/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently claimed in a press release that the cost of raising a child from birth through age 17 is $233,610, or almost $14,000 annually. As the father of seven children, let me say that this is utter nonsense. Moreover, the USDA fails to identify the multiple benefits of raising children, such as the physical, spiritual, intellectual and emotional advantages. These benefits are not just unquantifiable, but inestimable. The value of raising, nurturing and training children far surpass the outlandish financial estimates of Washington D.C. bureaucrats. With the USDA’s exaggerated estimates, how do we expect to encourage married couples to return to the healthy birth rate of more than 2.1 in the United States?  We’re shortsighted if we fail to see that the current U.S. trend is unsustainable and portends economic trouble, including lower living standards for most citizens. We simply have to look at Japan, Greece or Italy for a lesson in the detriments of low birth rates. Federal officials are simply out-of-touch with Middle America. Most of us don’t spend hundreds of dollars on a hammer and we spend far less than they estimate to raise our each child every year. Maybe the federal government can learn something from working families?)

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— NAPERVILLE AND LISLE TOWNSHIPS TO VOTE ON CONSOLIDATING ROAD DISTRICTS  Voters in Naperville and Lisle townships will have the chance to vote on government consolidation after the success of a similar referendum in the November elections. – Mindy Ruckman
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/naperville-and-lisle-townships-to-vote-on-consolidating-road-districts/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WOOD: OBAMA GIVES FAREWELL SPEECH AS AMERICANS SAY FAREWELL TO DEMOCRAT PARTY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/wood-obama-gives-farewell-speech-as-americans-say-farewell-to-democrat-party.html
— ILLINOIS 100TH SENATE SWORN IN WITH 37 DEMOCRATS, 22 REPUBLICANS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/illinois-100th-senate-sworn-in-with-37-democrats-22-republicans.html
— PROPERTY TAX FREEZE PASSES ONE CHAMBER AS SESSION ADJOURNS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/il-house-passes-permanent-property-tax-freeze.html
— DEMOCRAT FRANKS SPOTLIGHTS ILLINOIS’ PROPERTY TAX DEVASTATION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/democrat-franks-spotlights-illinois-property-tax-devastation.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP says HDems “ignored the will of the people”
http://capitolfax.com/2017/01/11/ilgop-says-hdems-ignored-the-will-of-the-people/
— Senate imposes term limits on its leaders via rule change
http://capitolfax.com/2017/01/11/senate-imposes-term-limits-on-its-leaders-via-rule-change/

 

GOPUSA
— Trump Blasts CNN, BuzzFeed for Fake News; CNN Reporter Throws Fit at Press Conference
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19120

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Trump Refuses to Take Question From ‘Fake News’ CNN, Calls BuzzFeed: ‘Failing Pile of Garbage’ – VIRGINIA KRUTA
http://ijr.com/2017/01/775536-trump-goes-toe-to-toe-with-buzzfeed-cnn/

 

CHRISTIAN POST
— Va. Governor Issues Executive Order Allowing Only Pro-LGBT Groups to Receive State Contracts – MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
http://www.christianpost.com/news/virginia-governor-executive-order-lgbt-state-contracts-nondiscrimination-religious-freedom-172798/

 

ANDY MARTIN
— The Failed Presidency of Barack Obama
https://contrariancommentary.wordpress.com/2017/01/11/andy-martin-the-failed-presidency-of-barack-obama/

 

RUSS STEWART
— DEMOCRATIC-TRENDING DEMOGRAPHICS CAUSE DOLD’S DEFEAT IN 10TH DISTRICT
http://www.russstewart.com/russ-analysis.html

 

BREITBART
— Trans Jenner to Attend Donald Trump’s Inauguration – JEROME HUDSON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/01/11/caitlyn-jenner-attend-donald-trumps-inauguration/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Why The Trump Presidency Will Bring A New Era For Racial Equality – Vijay Jojo Chokal-Ingam
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/11/why-the-trump-presidency-will-bring-a-new-era-for-racial-equality/

 

THE HILL
— Trump’s frustration with press, intelligence community explodes – JONATHAN EASLEY
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/313813-trumps-frustration-with-press-intelligence-community-explodes
— Federal ethics chief blasts ‘meaningless’ Trump business plan – JORDAN FABIAN
http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/313864-government-ethics-chief-blasts-trump-business-plan

 

REUTERS
— Trump says won’t divest from his business while president – Andy Sullivan, Emily Stephenson and Steve Holland
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-finance-idUSKBN14V21I

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— 10 Key Moments and More From Trump’s News Conference – NICHOLAS FANDOS
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/us/politics/trump-news-conference-highlights.html
— In First Trump News Conference, Sound, Fury and a New Plan – GLENN THRUSH
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/us/politics/obama-trump-transition.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— If colleges keep killing academic freedom, civilization will die, too – José A. Cabranes
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/if-colleges-keep-killing-academic-freedom-civilization-will-die-too/2017/01/10/74b6fcc2-d2c3-11e6-9cb0-54ab630851e8_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Donald Trump to Place Business Holdings in a Trust Run by Adult Sons  Some ethics experts say the trust and other measures don’t create the firewall needed to fully insulate him from his holdings –  PETER NICHOLAS and ALEXANDRA BERZON
http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-to-place-business-holdings-in-a-trust-run-by-adult-sons-1484152201

 

DALLAS NEWS
— Students want universities to act as parents, but they won’t like the results – Mark Yudof
http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/01/11/students-want-universities-act-asparents-like-results

 

FED SMITH
— Legislation Introduced to Target Tax Delinquent Federal Employees – Ian Smith
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/01/11/legislation-introduced-to-target-tax-delinquent-federal-employees/

 

FED WEEK
— Civil Service System ‘Long Overdue’ for Reform, Says OPM  (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.fedweek.com/issue-briefs/civil-service-system-long-overdue-reform-says-opm/

 

DAILY MAIL
— Transgender reality star Caitlyn Jenner accepts invitation to attend Donald Trump’s Inauguration
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4109944/Transgender-reality-star-Caitlyn-Jenner-accepts-invitation-attend-Donald-Trump-s-Inauguration.html

 

GM AUTHORITY
— Vice President Joe Biden Plans To Purchase A Corvette Upon Leaving Office – SEAN SZYMKOWSKI
http://gmauthority.com/blog/2017/01/vice-president-joe-biden-plans-to-purchase-a-corvette-upon-leaving-office/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: We all know Vice President Joe Biden’s love affair with Corvettes; it’s a very well-documented obsession. In fact, he still owns a C2 Corvette given to him as a wedding gift decades ago.
However, Biden has big automotive plans upon leaving office. During VP Biden’s visit to the 2017 North American International Auto Show, he told reporters one of his first actions after exiting his current role will be to “Buy a Corvette.”  Biden was seen checking out numerous vehicle during the show and was greeted by Fiat-Chrysler Vice President Brian Harlow, Ford President and CEO Mark Fields and GM Executive Vice President Mark Reuss. But, it was Reuss’ team Biden was loving up on. The VP was seen sitting in numerous C7 Corvettes on the show floor, likely doing some window shopping at the same time.)

January 10 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Illinois Pundits Respond to Trump, Streep Beef at City Club Event
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Illinois-Pundits-Respond-to-Trump-Streep-Beef-410188475.html
— In Final Speech, Obama Must Reconcile His Hopes with Trump’s
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/In-Final-Speech-Obama-Must-Reconcile-His-Hopes-with-Trumps-410233035.html

 

ABC7
— Mother, son followed 28 miles from casino, violently robbed – Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/news/mother-son-followed-28-miles-from-casino-violently-robbed/1685113/

 

WGN RADIO
— What will President Barack Obama’s legacy be? – PETER ZIMMERMAN
http://wgnradio.com/2017/01/09/what-will-president-barack-obamas-legacy-be/
(FROM THE POSTING: Are you ready for another spirited political debate? As Barack Obama prepares to deliver his farewell address in Chicago tomorrow, Republican analyst Chris Robling and Democratic analyst Dave Lundy join Justin to debate the legacy of President Barack Obama.)

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner: $50 million campaign check is about encouraging ‘bipartisan compromise’ – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-50-million-bipartisan-compromise-met-story.html
— Court strikes down Lincolnshire right-to-work ordinance
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lincolnshire/news/ct-lsr-right-to-work-law-overturned-tl-0109-20170109-story.html
— Ethics reports lag for Trump nominees facing confirmation hearings this week – Michael Kranish, Abby Phillip
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-cabinet-hearings-20170109-story.html
— Kendall County circuit clerk posts bond for battery charge – Hannah Leone
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/crime/ct-abn-kendall-clerk-booked-st-0109-20170109-story.html
— Naperville: ‘Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over’ at Success
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-drive-sober-of-get-pulled-over-at-success-2017-01-09-story.html
— Illinois companies warn of more than 600 layoffs – Ally Marotti
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-illinois-layoffs-warn-0110-biz-20170109-story.html
— Betsy DeVos a smart choice for education secretary – Mitt Romney
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-betsy-devos-education-secretary-trump-romney-20170109-story.html
— The General Assembly without Madigan? Imagine the possibilities – Diana Sroka Rickert
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-michael-madigan-illinois-government-perspec-0110-jm-20170109-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLNE: For Democrats, their top priority is promoting LGBTQ activity.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-lgbtq-liaison-public-health-met-20170109-story.html
— Voters to decide on township roads merger – Erin Hegarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-township-road-merger-st-01111-20170110-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Emanuel to appeal ruling forcing public input at Council meetings – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/emanuel-to-appeal-ruling-forcing-public-input-at-council-meetings/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Glen Ellyn District 41 will ask voters for $24.2 million – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170110/news/170119968/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps want to make it “harder to sell a Trump condo.”
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20170110/CRED0701/170109876
— As Trump eyes Dodd-Frank, Chicago’s trading interests gear up for a battle – LYNNE MAREK  (DIERSEN: What do you know about swaps?  In 1997, I knew as much about swaps as anyone at GAO.  GAO audits federal financial industry regulators.  All during my last 8 years at GAO, I worked on audits that involved swaps.  In addition, I earned a master’s degree from IIT in financial markets and trading in 1997.  GAO wasted my knowledge of swaps when it forced me to retire in 1997.  GAO would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a woman, younger, or a veteran.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170107/ISSUE01/301079996/as-trump-eyes-dodd-frank-chicago-derivatives-biz-gears-up-for-fight
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For all the Trump team talk about gutting President Barack Obama’s landmark financial law, Chicago’s trading community is wagering that at least part of it will stick: swaps reform. Swaps were a villain in the Great Recession, and Obama’s 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act pushed them from clubby, private bank transactions onto public platforms. There they became a welcome addition to the Chicago trading world. President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming team has vowed to dismantle the law, but Chicago’s trading interests won’t easily give up the companies, products and venues created after Wall Street banks’ grip on the swaps market was loosened. Financial exchanges like CME Group and trading firms such as Citadel have generated tens of millions of dollars in new swaps business, and they’ll be reluctant to let go of the new infrastructure built on Dodd-Frank’s Title VII, which set up a framework for the regulation of swaps markets. “People now are getting used to the standards,” says Brian Liston, co-founder and president of Seed CX, which launched a new Chicago swaps trading platform. “They should really change Title VII slowly if they have to, and ultimately I don’t think they’re going to.” Swaps are financial shorthand for arrangements in which parties agree to swap the risk associated with financial contracts tied to underlying values, like interest rates. In the 2008 financial crisis, those privately negotiated deals in the subprime mortgage market blew up and swamped major institutions with defaults.)

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— AFSCME to accept wage freeze, higher health costs – Doug Finke  (DIERSEN: Civil Service Retirement System recipients have always accepted a) COLAs that are far below inflation and b) higher health insurance costs.)
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170109/afscme-to-accept-wage-freeze-higher-health-costs

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Illinois Senate’s budget plan to end deadlock stalls – AP
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/01/10/illinois-senates-budget-plan-to-end-deadlock-stalls/aj7f9g6/

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— AFSCME Sends Letter To Rauner Administration In Hope To Restart Negotiations
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/afscme-sends-letter-to-rauner-administration-in-hope-to-restart-negotiations

 

TIMES
— Legislation would require Illinois schools to test for lead
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/legislation-would-require-illinois-schools-to-test-for-lead/article_55750a09-f8e2-52f4-a4da-baca0fa95f5b.html

 

NAPERVILLE PATCH
— Mayors Formally Object to Naperville Annexation Petition  Naperville and three nearby towns oppose the petition, which was circulated by an unknown entity – Patrick Martin
http://patch.com/illinois/naperville/mayors-formally-object-naperville-annexation-petition

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Patlak to explain property tax appeal procedures in Schaumburg – Ruth de Jauregui
http://northcooknews.com/stories/511070577-patlak-to-explain-property-tax-appeal-procedures-in-schaumburg

 

ROCK ISLAND TODAY
— Halpin added to GOP website’s list of Madigan allies
http://rockislandtoday.com/stories/511060956-halpin-added-to-gop-website-s-list-of-madigan-allies

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— New House GOP Conference chair says voters have mandated reform – Karen Kidd
http://willcountygazette.com/stories/511068681-new-house-gop-conference-chair-says-voters-have-mandated-reform

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Orland Park Public Library Board Still Hates the Public – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/01/orland-park-public-library-board-still-hates-the-public/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— New Trier High School Avoids Diversity Like the Plague – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/new-trier-high-school-avoids-diversity-like-the-plague/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ROSKAM NAMED WAYS & MEANS TAX POLICY CHAIRMAN
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/roskam-named-ways-means-tax-policy-chairman.html

 

BREITBART
— Archbishop of Chicago Calls for Amnesty Ahead of Trump Inauguration – JOHN BINDER  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, religious leaders act as operatives or as dupes for the Democrat Party.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/09/archbishop-chicago-calls-amnesty-ahead-trump-inauguration/

 

GOPUSA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the federal government promotes LGBTQ activity.
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19029

 

FOX NEWS
— Get ready for Dems to play race card to ‘Bork’ Trump nominees – Sean Hannity
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/01/10/sean-hannity-get-ready-for-dems-to-play-race-card-to-bork-trump-nominees.html
— The Meryl Streep performance: Why Hollywood hates Trump playing the presidential role – Howard Kurtz
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/10/meryl-streep-performance-why-hollywood-hates-trump-playing-presidential-role.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Making good on the promise  Trump must build the border wall because he said he would – Editorial
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/9/editorial-making-good-on-the-promise/

 

TOWNHALL
— As Gun Violence Rages, Chicago Pols Play Politics – Bob Barr
http://townhall.com/columnists/bobbarr/2017/01/10/as-gun-violence-rages-chicago-pols-play-politics-n2269197

 

AMERICAN SPECTATOR
— President Trump’s Opportunity to Gut Regulations That Harm Effective Drug Policy  A special series on the real problem: drug addiction – MAIA SZALAVITZ  (DIERSEN: Many, if not most of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are Libertarian plants who talk and act like they smoke pot or want to smoke pot legally.)
https://spectator.org/bumpy-term-ahead/

 

THE HILL
— Meghan McCain: ‘This Meryl Streep speech is why Trump won’ – REBECCA SAVRANSKY
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/313294-meghan-mccain-this-meryl-streep-speech-is-why-trump-won

 

POLITICO
— White House win provides a stimulus for the Trump brand  The Trump brand is worth more since his election than ever before, adding to his portfolio and raising questions about conflicts of interest. – DARREN SAMUELSOHN
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/donald-trump-brand-business-233385

 

CNN
— Sessions defends himself against allegations of racism – Tal Kopan and Phil Mattingly
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/10/politics/jeff-sessions-confirmation-hearing-expectations/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump’s first attempt to ignore the law.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/01/10/donald-trumps-first-attempt-to-ignore-the-law/

 

NEW YORK POST
— Bernie Sanders heaps praise on Donald Trump – Daniel Halper
http://nypost.com/2017/01/10/bernie-sanders-heaps-praise-on-donald-trump/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— FRONT PAGE IN THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Opponents of legal immigration hope their ties to Jeff Sessions will influence Trump – Joseph Tanfani
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-sessions-immigration-20170109-story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Obama Legacy  A Presidency of great promise ends in rancor and disappointment. – Editorial
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-obama-legacy-1484006700
— Firing Richard Cordray  Trump will have ample cause to fire the rogue financial regulator. – Editorial
http://www.wsj.com/articles/firing-richard-cordray-1484007098

 

FED SMITH
— Planning to Resign on Inauguration Day? Here’s What Will Happen to Your Pay – Ian Smith
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/01/10/planning-to-resign-on-inauguration-day-heres-what-will-happen-to-your-pay/

 

FED WEEK
— Limits on Agency Regulatory Authority Advance
http://www.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/limits-agency-regulatory-authority-advance/

 

GUARDIAN
— Want to fix gun violence in America? Go local. – Aliza Aufrichtig, Lois Beckett, Jan Diehm and Jamiles Lartey
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2017/jan/09/special-report-fixing-gun-violence-in-america

January 9 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— Streep, Trump trade barbs amid actress’ Globes speech – AP
http://www.heraldnet.com/life/streep-trump-trade-barbs-amid-actress-globes-speech/
— Suburban lawmakers Peter Breen and Keith Wheeler get $1,506 checks for two days of work – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170109/news/170109104/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: House Republican Leader Jim Durkin tells me the move is the only way to get around Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan’s seniority rules. Durkin late last week named Rep. Peter Breen, of Lombard, and Rep. Keith Wheeler, of Oswego, to leadership posts. But instead of making it effective when a new session begins Wednesday, Durkin named Breen and Wheeler to the posts for Monday and Tuesday, the final two days of the 99th General Assembly. The $1,506 stipends are for one month of work in those roles. Members of the General Assembly make a base salary of $67,836. Breen and Wheeler’s stipends would be $18,066 apiece if they’re kept in leadership a full year.)
— Five state reforms that can reinvigorate the Illinois economy – Todd Maisch, President and CEO, Illinois Chamber of Commerce
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170109/discuss/170109285/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— No more hiding public business in private emails – Andy Shaw (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes avoid putting in writing things that would get them sued or indicted.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/andy-shaw-no-more-hiding-public-business-in-private-emails/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Jesus Christ is anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cupich-on-immigration-lets-see-where-christ-is-leading-us/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Six years after Daley, Emanuel still using high-cost borrowing practices – Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-borrowing-met-0109-20170109-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Did you vote for Trump?  How long have your ancestors been in America?  Ever-increasingly, if you voted for Trump, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that anti-Trumps demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you as being a racist, a sexist, a bigot, and even worse things.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-blase-cupich-migration-mass-20170108-story.html
— Ditch the old way of doing job performance evaluations – Dustin McKissen  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government used job performance evaluations a) to motivate their employees who were Democrat, and especially those who were minority, female, younger, and/or veteran and b) to demotivate their employees who were Republican, and especially those who were White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/inc/tca-ditch-the-old-way-of-doing-evaluations-20161230-story.html
— Stop calling it ‘work-life balance’ – Ben Peterson  (DIERSEN: To get Democrats who are minorities, females, younger, and/or veterans to become federal employee and to stay a federal employee, the federal government promises to give members of the aforesaid groups preference. However, as time goes by, members of the aforesaid groups expect to be given more and more and more preference.  To give one group preference is to discriminate against another group.  To give preference to employees who are Democrats, minorities, females, younger, and/or veterans IS TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST EMPLOYEES WHO ARE Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/inc/tca-stop-calling-it-work-life-balance-20170103-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: This isn’t to say employers can’t push their people, and hard. In fact, employees of today want to be pushed and motivated to accomplish exceptional things. They — and by “they” I mean the people who are worth hiring in the first place — know that with an increased level of autonomy and balance comes an expectation to get great work done. As employees’ expectations of their employer grow, employers have the right to expect employees to embrace accountability and be better. It’s a two-way street to have the magic that makes an organization great.)
— Balmoral Park transformation underway – Mike Nolan  (DIERSEN: One of my great grandparents owned all the land on which Balmoral Park was built.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-balmoral-park-update-st-0108-20170106-story.html

 

NBC5
— Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez Plans to Boycott Trump Inauguration – Matthew Daly
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/illinois-rep-luis-gutierrez-boycott-trump-inauguration-410031445.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT & ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— Illinois Senate hopes to stake out own budget position – AP
http://www.bnd.com/latest-news/article125289379.html
http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois-senate-plans-vote-on-budget-statement-not-solution/article_1d949182-d7ca-559d-aee8-6375f45d1f21.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti Shared Her ‘American Dream’ Story  Western Community Center celebrates Dia de los Reyes – Cody Schiever  (DIERSEN: What advantages do you have and how successful have you been compared to Sanguinetti?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that I was born a White male, that my ancestors have been in America since the 1840s, and that my father earned enough money working in the office of a chemical plant and almost always working second jobs that my mother could stay home and raise me and that they could send me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that I am an abject failure compared to Sanguinetti.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/lt-gov-evelyn-sanguinetti-shared-her-american-dream-story/637420310
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For the past 13 years the Western Avenue Community Center in Bloomington has brought people together to celebrate Dia De Los Reyes, “Kings Day” The event has been a family favorite for years,  it wasn’t just the singing and dancing that brought  people in this year, Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti  made a special appearance. “There are a lot of families, that come from the same background that I come from, my mother is a refugee from Cuba, and my dad is from Ecuador, and they came here so I could study, and live the American dream” Sanguinetti said. Born in Miami, Sanguenetti shared stories about how she grew up in  poverty, overcoming those early challenges to go on and become the first latina lieutenant Governor in the nation. “We need to fight for that environment so they can live that dream, right here in Illinois, so that they can stay here, because they find opportunity here.” Hispanic women make up less than one percent of elected officials in the United States.  For people at the community center, letting the kids hear her message that they too could overcome the odds, was empowering. “I invited those kids to Springfield and my office in Chicago; I told them they too could be the next Governor and Lt.  Governor… there’s no limit.”)

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— A lame-duck session that might be anything but – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170108/our-view-lame-duck-session-that-might-be-anything-but
— Local residents will be in Washington for Trump inauguration – David Blanchette  (DIERSEN: I commend those who have the courage to attend the inauguration.  If you attend the inauguration, and especially if you are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, a gun owner, German American, a draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time, anti-Trumps will viciously demonetize you, viciously denigrate you, and viciously condemn you for the rest of your life.  Anti-Trumps are full of hatred.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170108/local-residents-will-be-in-washington-for-trump-inauguration
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote the anti-Trump Streep. Ever-increasingly, Hollywood is anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170108/golden-globes-la-la-land-streep-nights-big-winners

 

WSIL TV
— Hope, Trump upstage ‘La Land’s’ moment in the sun – AP  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps are filled with hatred.)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34209978/atlanta-viola-davis-ryan-gosling-take-early-globes
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The sunny musical “La Land” may have danced its way to a Golden Globes record Sunday night, but the film’s seven accolades were a mere sideshow to the eloquence of honoree Meryl Streep, whose speech encapsulated the evening’s prevailing themes of hope, inclusivity and action over anger about the imminent presidency of Donald Trump. “You and all of us in this room really belong to the most vilified segments in American society right now,” Streep said. “Think about it, Hollywood, foreigners, and the press.” Without even mentioning Trump by name, Streep, in accepting the year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award, eviscerated the President-elect’s use of his power and rank in the mocking of a disabled New York Times reporter on the campaign trail this year. “When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose,” Streep said, imploring those in the room to remember “the privilege and the responsibility of the act of empathy” and also the vital role of the press in holding “power to account.” On Twitter early Monday, Trump again denied mocking the reporter and took shots of his own at Streep, calling her “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood” and “a Hillary flunky who lost big.” Streep’s speech was the kind of show-stopping moment that could make an audience forget that they’re watching what is generally a booze-soaked, star-studded party of irreverence and a few inevitable left-field winners in the annual Awards season stop on the way to the Oscars. The only true shocker there was Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s supporting actor win for his performance in Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals” over favorites Mahershala Ali from “Moonlight” and Jeff Bridges from “Hell or High Water.”)

 

NEWS TRIBUNE
— Madigan criticism precedes vote for Illinois House speaker – Jeff Dankert
http://www.newstrib.com/news/madigan-criticism-precedes-vote-for-illinois-house-speaker/article_367fb87c-d449-11e6-a3e6-e338263540f6.html

 

CONGRESSMAN RANDY HULTGREN
— Congressman Hultgren Elevated to Leadership Position on Financial Services Committee  (DIERSEN: GAO audits federal financial industry regulators.  I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels (currently $94,610-$122,991). For almost 9 of those years, including the last 8 years, I worked on audits of federal financial industry regulators. I have a master’s degree from IIT in financial markets and trading and I am a licensed CPA, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, and Forensic Accountant.)
https://hultgren.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/congressman-hultgren-elevated-to-leadership-position-on-financial-services

 

WHEATON COLLEGE
— Income Inequality:  The Role of Markets and Government  Thursday, January 19, 7:30-9:00pm  (DIERSEN: What would your superiors say that they did to fight income inequality?  My Democrat GAO superiors would stress that they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors would stress that they did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims.  My Democrat Post Office superiors would stress that they forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.  My aforesaid Democrat superiors would stress that the aforesaid adverse actions that they took against me directly benefited their employees who were poor, and especially their poor employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
http://www.wheaton.edu/fpe/Events/2016-2017-School-Year/Income-Inequality

 

SANGMON SUN
— Analysts say Trump, Congress can help GOP expand in Illinois – Vimbai Chikomo  (DIERSEN: How will “Trump, Congress” deal with anti-Trump activists, anti-Trump candidates, anti-Trump elected officials, anti-Trump party leaders, anti-Trump major donors, anti-Trump political consultants, anti-Trump etc. in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct who are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and/or RINOs?)
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511063045-analysts-say-trump-congress-can-help-gop-expand-in-illinois
— Chicago Tribune expects 2017 will mean more Madigan-generated woes for Illinois – Carol Ostrow
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511065037-chicago-tribune-expects-2017-will-mean-more-madigan-generated-woes-for-illinois

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— College of DuPage – 2nd Petition Objector Confirmed – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/01/college-of-dupage-2nd-petition-objector-confirmed/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Pro-life Coalition Urges Illinois House to Reject Taxpayer-Funded Abortions
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/pro-life-pro-family-coalition-urges-illinois-house-reject-taxpayer-funded-abortions/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— FIVE MYTHS ABOUT WELFARE AND CHILD POVERTY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/five-myths-about-welfare-and-child-poverty.html
— HULTGREN GAINS LEADERSHIP POSITION ON U.S. HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/hultgren-gains-leadership-position-on-us-house-financial-services-committee.html
— DUCKWORTH CONFIRMS SUPPORT FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD FUNDING
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/duckworth-confirms-support-for-planned-parenthood-funding.html

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McHenry Township Electoral Board Arguments on Removing GOP Trustee Candidates – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/01/08/mchenry-township-electoral-board-arguments-on-removing-gop-trustee-candidate/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Jeff Sessions shunned, slandered by longtime Senate Democrat collaborators – S.A. Miller  (DIERSEN: If I got appointed to any kind of government or political office in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, in Illinois, or America, my nasty/troubled/disgusting/vicious critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would again come out of their closets and again crawl out of the sewers to again slander me and to again slander my supporters like they did recently and in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2007, 2006, and 2004.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/8/jeff-sessions-shunned-slandered-by-longtime-senate/

 

GATEWAY PUNDIT
— Ft. Lauderdale Airport Shooter Pictured in Islamic Garb – Posted on Weapons Forum About Jihadi Videos – Jim Hoft
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/ft-lauderdale-airport-shooter-pictured-islamic-garb-posted-weapons-forum-jihad-videos/

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— DOES THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS REALLY CARE ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE? – Raynard Jackson  (DIERSEN: What are your demographics?  Do organizations that represent those who share your demographics care about you?)
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/does-the-cbc-really-care-about-black-people/

 

GOPUSA
— Don’t Expect the Media to Give Trump a Fair Shake
http://www.gopusa.com/dont-expect-the-media-to-give-trump-a-fair-shake/
— Every crime is a hate crime
http://www.gopusa.com/every-crime-is-a-hate-crime/

 

DAILY CALLER
— We Visited Obama’s New Wall – Mike Raust
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/08/we-visited-obamas-new-wall-video/
— White Media Outraged Over Tucker Carlson’s Prime Time Spot At Fox News – Amber Randall
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/08/white-media-outraged-over-tucker-carlsons-prime-time-spot-at-fox-news/
— Tech Founder: Middle America Is Too ‘Violent, Stupid And Racist’ For New Jobs – Robert Donachie
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/08/tech-company-founder-middle-america-is-a-shthole-filled-with-stupid-people/

 

BREITBART
— Cost for a Single Year of ObamaCare Dwarfs Highest Cost Estimates of Border Wall – JOHN HAYWARD
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/09/cost-single-year-obamacare-dwarf-highest-cost-estimates-border-wall/
— Sean Spicer: Media ‘Cheering On Democrats,’ Disrespects President-elect Trump – JEROME HUDSON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/08/sean-spicer-media-cheering-democrats-disrespects-trump/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Holman Rule will help improve civil service – Editorial  (DIERSEN: What about political affiliation discrimination, what about reverse discrimination, and what about age discrimination?  Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for Civil Service protections, a) the Post Office WOULD NOT HAVE hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS WOULD NOT HAVE hired me in 1971 or promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974 or let me work there for almost 9 years, and c) GAO WOULD NOT HAVE hired me in 1980 or promoted me in 1986 or let me work there for almost 18 years.)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/holman-rule-will-help-improve-civil-service/article/2611231
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: As part of its broader package of rules for the 115th Congress, the House of Representatives revived the Holman Rule, a provision that allows House members to propose amendments to spending bills that closely manage federal agencies. These “retrenchment” amendments can affect details down to individual federal salaries and the number of staff in an office. This rule allows Congress not only to eliminate entire programs (although it can do this already) but also to reassign or eliminate federal employees, individually or in groups. News that the Holman Rule was to be revived was greeted with pearl-clutching panic by such left-liberal news organizations as the Washington Post, which colorfully opined that the move “threatens to upend the 130-year-old civil service.” Others even asserted that Congress firing a federal employee would amount to an unconstitutional bill of attainder. This is ridiculous. The restoration of the Holman Rule means merely that when it comes to firing a federal employee, the president’s signature on an act of Congress can do it. It doesn’t seem extraordinary that the heads of the federal government should be able to dismiss their staff. Up to now, firing even the worst federal bureaucrat has been very, very difficult, so difficult that voters no longer control the agencies they employ and that govern their lives. Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., whose idea it was to bring back the rule, put it succinctly when he asked, “Who runs this country, the people of the United States or the people on the people’s payroll?”  Given that the rule requires an act of Congress, it will be invoked only to deal with the most egregious cases. But there is an abundance of cases in which the bureaucracy and arbitrators cover up for their colleagues. Take Elizabeth Rivera of Puerto Rico, for example, who was restored to her job at the Department of Veterans Affairs after pleading guilty to involvement in an armed robbery. Her union not only thwarted managers’ attempts to fire her, but even successfully won back pay for the period when she had been off the job. As part of its argument for her reinstatement, officials of the American Federation of Government Employees pointed out that her manager at the agency is also a convicted sex offender. Of course, federal employees don’t have to go so far as to participate in violent or sexual crimes to diminish the reputation of the government. Internal Revenue Service employees who deleted Lois Lerner’s emails when they were under congressional subpoena were not fired. Aside from a few scapegoats, the VA employees who systematically manipulated the agency’s computer system at more than 100 facilities, harming veterans to win themselves performance bonuses, were not fired. Two VA managers who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from their agency could not be fired. Nor could many of those implicated in the notorious scandal involving a General Services Administration conference in Las Vegas in 2010. Bad-penny federal employees are nothing new. But the multiplicity of recent examples helps demonstrate the larger point. The civil service is superior to the spoils system, by which top-to-bottom political hires once dominated the federal government in the 19th century. But there is a balance between the benefits and drawbacks of civil service protections, and at the moment the scales have tipped too far in one direction. It’s time someone helped federal employees by instilling in them the same healthy fear of losing their job that everyone in the private sector experiences. The Holman Rule or something like it is needed to restore public confidence, both in government and in the civil service. We hope Congress does not hesitate to exercise this power. It will send a clear message to those abusing a near-absolute protection that federal employment was never meant to confer.)

 

THE HILL
— What Trump can accomplish on day one – JORDAN FABIAN AND JONATHAN EASLEY
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/313140-what-trump-can-accomplish-on-day-one

 

ABC NEWS
— Study Explores Link Between College Debt, ‘Boomerang’ Effect – AP  (DIERSEN: Were you a boomerang?  I was 1970-1972. I graduated debt-free from NIU in 1970 and owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE.  I lived with my mother and bother in Crete and helped pay the bills 1970-1972 because my father had died suddenly in 1969. During that time, I worked for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights full-time 1970-1971 and part-time 1971-1972 and for IRS starting in June of 1971, in Chicago during 1971, and in Harvey during 1972.  I started taking graduate business courses in the evening at Loyola at the start 1972.  I bought a new town home in University Park in September of 1972.)
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/study-explores-link-college-debt-boomerang-effect-44635031
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While both college debt and the “boomerang” phenomenon are growing, a new study casts doubt on the notion that staggering student loans are driving young adults back to their parents’ doorsteps. In the past decade, student debt has doubled, with the average 2015 college graduate owing $30,000. The rate at which young adults “boomerang” also is increasing — recent studies report that between 20 and 50 percent are returning home. Many assume the former causes the latter, but Jason Houle and Cody Warner — assistant sociology professors at Dartmouth College and Montana State University, respectively — found the opposite. Their study, published Thursday in Sociology of Education and based on annual surveys of more than 5,000 people born between 1980 and 1984, found that so-called boomerangers had less student loan debt than young adults who didn’t return home.)

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— President Barack Obama’s legacy faces nasty reality as he leaves office – Editorial
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/president-obama-legacy-faces-nasty-reality-leaves-office-article-1.2938306

 

MIAMI HERALD
— Employers should start preparing for tougher U.S. immigration laws – HECTOR CHICHONI
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/biz-monday/article125323979.html

 

DETROIT NEWS
— VP Biden to visit Detroit during auto show – Keith Laing
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/detroit-auto-show/2017/01/06/biden-naias/96256606/

 

HERALD NET
— Ehtics, schmethics, just blame the media – Dana Milbank  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who blame me the most for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
http://www.heraldnet.com/opinion/milbank-ehtics-schmethics-just-blame-the-media/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Here we go, down the rabbit hole. Donald Trump won the presidency by feeding Americans a diet of falsehoods and fake news, and, when challenged, he lashed out: shouting down the opposition, bullying the accuser and, particularly, blaming the media. It was inevitable that his success would bring imitators. Now they have arrived, and they’re breeding like, well … Consider Duncan Hunter, a young Republican from California, co-chairman of the Trump caucus in the House and one of the first members of Congress to endorse Trump. This week he disclosed that he used $600 worth of campaign funds to take his children’s pet bunny on a commercial airplane. Using campaign funds for personal expenses is illegal, and this “mistake” is the latest personal expense for which Hunter, under scrutiny, has reimbursed his campaign account $62,000. Among his reported campaign expenditures: $1,400 to a dentist, $1,400 for his children’s private-school lunch deliveries, $1,650 for their tuition, $961 at SeaWorld, $434 to Dick’s Sporting Goods, $229 at Disneyland, $217 to an Italian jewelry store, $361 to a surf shop, $1,200 for a garage door, $2,892 to an Arizona resort, $2,000 for a Thanksgiving trip to Italy and $1,302 worth of video games. Similar abuses of campaign funds landed former representative Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Illinois, in prison and prompted the resignation of Rep. Rob Andrews, D-New Jersey. The Federal Election Commission and the House ethics committee (acting on findings of the Office of Congressional Ethics, which House Republicans this week attempted to eliminate) are examining Hunter’s spending.)

 

EAGLE TRIBUNE
— Blueprint for a successful retirement – John Spoto
http://www.eagletribune.com/business/blueprint-for-a-successful-retirement/article_b403a89e-08a0-566f-9757-f990ba4e2428.html

 

UNIVERSITY HERALD
— Oprah Winfrey: A Practical Guide To Reaching Your Dreams – Chris Brandt
http://www.universityherald.com/articles/59219/20170107/oprah-winfrey-success-secrets.htm

 

PAKISTAN DAILY TIMES
— Promotion means a pay boost — and four years of ill health  Men and women who get bumped up the career ladder complain of being sicker and more depressed
http://dailytimes.com.pk/infotainment/09-Jan-17/promotion-means-a-pay-boost-and-four-years-of-ill-health

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— GOP Voters More Aligned With Trump Than Congress  (DIERSEN: Are those who voted for Trump in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois “More Aligned With Trump Than” with the Republican leaders in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  If so, in what way and why?)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/january_2017/gop_voters_more_aligned_with_trump_than_congress

January 8 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lame-duck lawmakers return to Springfield with obstacles in way of budget deal – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-lame-duck-legislature-rauner-madigan-met-20170107-story.html
— Should Illinois hospitals have to pay property taxes? Court will weigh question – Lisa Schencker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-hospital-tax-exemptions-0108-biz-20170106-story.html
— President Obama: I didn’t underestimate the threats from Vladimir Putin – David Nakamura
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-president-obama-vladimir-putin-20170108-story.html
— Navy, Donald Trump planning biggest fleet expansion since Cold War
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-navy-expansion-20170108-story.html
— Free tickets to Obama farewell speech listed for as much as $5K online – Tony Briscoe
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-obama-speech-tickets-resale-met-20170108-story.html
— Martin Shkreli is suspended from Twitter for ‘targeted harassment’ of a journalist – Abby Ohlheiser
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-martin-shkreli-twitter-suspended-20170108-story.html
— Protesters stage ‘celebration’ outside closed Dairy Queen – Yadira Sanchez Olson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-dairy-queen-racial-slur-protest-st-0109-20170108-story.html
— Obama in the White House: Successes, misguided aims and frustrated ambitions – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-obama-farewell-president-chicago-edit-0108-md-20170106-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Obama sends CTA $1.1 billion for Red Line improvements – Mitch Dudek
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/obama-sends-cta-1-1-billion-for-red-line-improvements/amp/
— Legislative session winding down; budget mess looms large – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/legislative-session-winding-down-budget-mess-looms-large/
— Congressional Black Caucus to be more aggressive under Trump – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/congressional-black-caucus-to-be-more-aggressive-under-trump/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— CTA lands $1.1 billion goodbye grant from Obama – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170108/BLOGS02/170109892/cta-lands-1-1-billion-goodbye-grant-from-obama
— So how good a president was Obama? – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170107/ISSUE05/301079992/so-how-good-a-president-was-obama

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
–Legislative session winding down; budget mess looms large – AP
http://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/legislative-session-winding-down-budget-mess-looms-large/article_ce569b8e-f703-5385-a4e8-859bf1743ac9.html

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Donald Trump has taken few steps to disentangle from private empire – AP
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/01/08/donald-trump-has-taken-few-steps-to-disentangle-from-private-empire/a761qyf/

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Another billion in the hole  The state’s descent to the bottom is picking up speed. – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2017-01-08/another-billion-hole.html

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Trump’s deportation vow spurs Calif. farmers into action – AP  (DIERSEN: Are you employed?  Does your employer encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and/or to bring others to America illegally?)
http://www.pantagraph.com/business/trump-s-deportation-vow-spurs-calif-farmers-into-action/article_e188ae08-87fb-51aa-9cb7-aeb8c27cc6b3.html

 

WSIL TV
— Even with increased airport security vulnerabilities remain – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34209196/even-with-increased-airport-security-vulnerabilities-remain

 

RIVER CITIES’ READER
— Rauner’s Constant Campaign Could Eventually Backfire – Rich Miller
http://www.rcreader.com/commentary/constant-campaign-could-backfire

 

INDIANA GAZETTE
— What employers want – BOB LANKARD  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government.  Those Democrats want employees a) who are Democrats, b) who will defend and advance the Democrat Party platform, c) who are minorities, d) who are females, and e) who are young.)
https://www.indianagazette.com/news/columns/what-employers-want,25565372/

 

NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMES
— The aging workforce – Chris Gelbach  (DIERSEN: Non-veteran White males who are seeking a job with the federal government should be advised that with only rare exceptions, a) your career will be wasted and you will be gotten rid of if you do not make GS-13 ($92,632) by age 25, GS-14 ($109,463) by age 30, GS-15 ($128,759) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service ($160,300) by age 40, b) you will be expected to help your superiors and supervisors get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, and c) virtually everyone despises if not hates federal employees, former federal employees, and federal retirees.)
http://www.nwitimes.com/business/jobs-and-employment/the-aging-workforce/article_dafd5ad1-ded8-533b-9d56-5f1c0b0ff7a1.html

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— New state Republican leader Peter Breen ready to unite with GOP, push reform agenda – Karen Kidd
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511070197-new-state-republican-leader-ready-to-unite-with-gop-push-reform-agenda
— College of DuPage board candidates challenged – Ruth de Jauregui
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511069525-college-of-dupage-board-candidates-challenged
— In the last 4 primaries, 1 AFSCME member in Precinct 0090137 in DuPage County cast a Democratic vote
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511016840-in-the-last-4-primaries-1-afscme-member-in-precinct-0090137-in-dupage-county-cast-a-democratic-vote

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Lisle CUSD 202 trying to play “Government Censor” – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/01/video-lisle-cusd-202-trying-to-play-government-censor/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Income Inequality: The Role of Markets & Government  (DIERSEN: What would your superiors say that they did to fight income inequality?  My Democrat GAO superiors would stress that they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors would stress that they did not promote me beyond GS-12, that they disallowed my education deductions, and that they disallowed my partial day per diem claims.  My Democrat Post Office superiors would stress that they forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.  My aforesaid Democrat superiors would stress that the aforesaid adverse actions that they took against me directly benefited their employees who were poor, and especially their poor employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
https://illinoisfamily.org/event/income-inequality-role-markets-government/

 

PJ MEDIA
— Sharpton Promises ‘Season of Civil Disobedience’ in Response to Sessions Nomination – NICHOLAS BALLASY
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2017/01/07/sharpton-promises-season-of-civil-disobedience-in-response-to-sessions-nomination/

 

BLAZE
— Arizona lawmaker introduces bill to ban taxpayer funds for social justice classes – Sarah Lee  (DIERSEN: “Social justice” is code for getting rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/01/08/arizona-lawmaker-introduces-bill-to-ban-taxpayer-funds-for-social-justice-classes/

 

DAILY CALLER
— University of Chicago Offers Reward To Downplay Chicago Violence – David Krayden
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/07/university-offers-reward-to-downplay-chicago-violence/

 

CANADA FREE PRESS
— Matronly Michael Moore Matriarch of the “Big Women’s March” on Washington – Judi McLeod
http://canadafreepress.com/article/matronly-michael-moore-matriarch-of-the-big-womens-march-on-washington

 

ABC NEWS
— Barack Obama tells Donald Trump US presidency is not a family business, urges greater focus on policy
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-09/obama-tells-trump-presidency-is-not-a-family-business/8169096

 

USA TODAY
— Out of work for six months or more? Here’s why you can’t find a job. – Paul Davidson  (DIERSEN: I have been out of work since September 30, 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/01/08/out-work-six-months-more-heres-why-you-cant-find-job/96224280/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Carl Van Horn, director of the Heidrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, rattles off the roadblocks faced by the long-term unemployed including having to explain large gaps on a resume and age discrimination. In 2015, about 36% of the long-term unemployed were 55 or older, Labor Department figures show. And some have seen their skills atrophy or have succumbed to depression, alcoholism or drug abuse, Van Horn says. Such issues historically have plagued long-idled workers. A big difference nowadays, he says, is that some of the nearly 9 million workers who lost jobs in the recession have yet to find work, or retire, and continue to drift in and out of the labor force, searching for jobs sporadically. About 5.5 million Americans are not in the labor force – and so not counted among the unemployed – but still want a job now, up from 4.3 million before the recession, the Labor Department says.  Simply put, Van Horn says, the occasional job searches by those laid off in the downturn creates more competition for jobs among the long-term unemployed.)

 

BOSTON HERALD
— Congress considers fund source for wall
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/us_politics/2017/01/congress_considers_fund_source_for_wall

 

BLOOMBERG
— Fiat Chrysler Announces Plans to Invest $1 Billion in the U.S. – Jamie Butters and Tommaso Ebhardt
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-08/fiat-chrysler-commits-1-billion-to-u-s-plants-for-jeeps-rams
— Carmakers Stumped by Trump at Detroit Auto Show – Jamie Butters and David Welch
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-08/frozen-in-detroit-trump-stumps-builders-of-cars-in-age-of-suvs

 

CHICAGO PRIDE & INSTINCT MAGAZINE
— IBM Introduces New Rainbow Logo In Support Of LGBT  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will IBM get rid of its employees who do not promote LGBT activity?)
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/80982036
http://instinctmagazine.com/post/ibm-introduces-new-rainbow-logo-support-lgbt

 

LGBTQ NATION
— LGBTQ activists reflect on Barack Obama’s legacy of support – AP  (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote LGBTQ activity have worked very had to destroy those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries THAT DO NOT PROMOTE LGBTQ ACTIVITY.)
http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2017/01/lgbtq-activists-reflect-barack-obamas-legacy-support/

January 8 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Obama Says He and Trump ‘Are Sort of Opposites’ – ABC News
https://abc7chicago.com/news/obama-says-he-and-trump-are-sort-of-opposites/1692335/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Get lost, voters: Once again an Illinois lawmaker steps down, and party insiders pick the successor – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-illinois-lawmakers-resign-appointments-edit-0108-20170106-story.html
— Bucktown mansion once owned by Rep. Luis Gutierrez sells for $1.18 million – Bob Goldsborough
http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/elitestreet/ct-elite-street-bucktown-luis-gutierrez-0108-biz-20170105-story.html
— Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin hesitant on some Donald Trump Cabinet nominees – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-dick-durbin-donald-trump-cabinet-nominees-20170108-story.html
— Facebook Live wants to give people a voice, but it’s mostly noticed for violence -Abby Ohlheiser
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/technology/ct-facebook-live-violence-wp-bsi-20170108-story.html
— Republican Lindsey Graham urges Trump to defend democracy with Russia sanctions
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-russia-hacking-donald-trump-20170108-story.html

— President Obama and the discipline of optimism – Mary Schmich  (DIERSEN: What have you been erroneously optimistic about?  I was erroneously optimistic that my Democrat GAO superiors a) would let me work at least until my normal retirement age of 55 in 2003, but they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, b) would promote me beyond GS-13, but they never did, c) would always assign me to audits of IRS, but they kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and d) would offer me a promotion to GS-13 if I would transfer to GAO from IRS in 1980, but they forced me to take an $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer.  I was erroneously optimistic that my Democrat IRS superiors a) would promote me beyond GS-12, but they never did, b) would not disallow my education deductions, but they did, and c) would not disallow my partial day per diem claims, but they did.  I was erroneously optimistic that my Democrat Post Office superiors a) would let me continue to work, but they forced me resign in 1969 and b) would not disallow my sick leave requests, but they did.  None of the aforesaid adverse actions would have been taken against me if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/schmich/ct-mary-schmich-obama-speech-0108-20170106-column.html
— Computers no substitute for actual experience – Bill Mego  (DIERSEN: If you were asked what experience do you have to raise questions about government decisions and/or about government activities, what would you say? I would stress that GAO audits federal agencies.  I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels (currently $92,632-$120,427). For almost 9 of those years, I worked on audits of federal financial industry regulators; for almost 6 years, on audits of many other federal agencies; and for 3 years, on audits of IRS.  I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $77,899-$88,286. I served on the Executive Committee of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants for 13 years.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-mego-column-st-0108-20170106-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Batavia anti-home rule drive puts focus on tensions, importance of elections – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170107/discuss/170109260/
— DuPage shooting death brings race, police, mental health issues to forefront – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170108/news/170109139/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Take care not to drown in the swamp, Republicans – Editorial
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170107/ISSUE07/301079998/take-care-not-to-drown-in-the-swamp-republicans

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— We all lose if Illinois budget games don’t end soon – Editorial
http://www.rrstar.com/opinion/20170108/our-view-we-all-lose-if-illinois-budget-games-dont-end-soon

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Lame duck session starts – all two days of it – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170107/statehouse-insider-lame-duck-session-starts—all-two-days-of-it
— Politics runs in the family for Duckworth aide – Bernard Schoenburg  (DIERSEN: My great grandfather on my father’s side served as Crete Township’s Highway Commissioner.)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170108/bernard-schoenburg-politics-runs-in-family-for-duckworth-aide

— Vetting the speaker of the Illinois House – Editorial  (DIERSEN: What organizations are you a member of?  Who do you blame for the problems that those organizations have?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always blamed me for all the problems that the following organizations have: Milton Township Republican Central Committee, 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, GAO, Association of Government Accountants, IRS, etc.)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170107/our-view-vetting-speaker-of-illinois-house

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— State’s budget inertia hurts far too many – Editorial
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-state-s-budget-inertia-hurts-far-too-many/article_0eb07151-0f36-564d-9a43-8345f0a769eb.html

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Thousands brave cold for tickets to Obama farewell speech – AP  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries benefited from Obama?  ANSWER: Those that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.qconline.com/news/illinois/thousands-brave-cold-for-tickets-to-obama-farewell-speech/article_b78bcb98-d554-11e6-93c8-3f59b096c325.html

 

HERALD NEWS
— Area lawmakers return to Springfield with no budget  100th General Assembly inauguration set for Wednesday – MIKE MALLORY
http://www.theherald-news.com/2017/01/06/area-lawmakers-return-to-springfield-with-no-budget/aqvsrq7/

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Frerichs happy where he’s at – Tom Kacich  (DIERSEN: How happy are you at where you are at?)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-01-08/kacich-frerichs-happy-where-hes.html

 

SOUTHERN
— Lawmakers reconvene to finish term marked by impasse – DAN PETRELLA
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/lawmakers-reconvene-to-finish-term-marked-by-impasse/article_9eb88619-c866-5368-ab29-46c8d6f525f9.html
— David Luechtefeld faces another retirement after Senate – MOLLY PARKER
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/david-luechtefeld-faces-another-retirement-after-senate/article_d158f3ac-444e-5908-a608-f654abdde162.html

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Outgoing state Rep. Mike Tryon reflects on political career  Tryon wrote 70 laws, among them closing property tax loophole – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/01/06/outgoing-state-rep-mike-tryon-reflects-on-political-career/abbl59p/

 

EVANSTON NOW
— Schakowsky urges fight against ‘Trump/Rauner agenda’ (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes fight against?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes fight against the Trump/Rauner agenda.)
http://evanstonnow.com/story/government/evanston-now/2017-01-08/76637/schakowsky-urges-fight-against-trumprauner-agenda

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— The Chicago Hate Crime Liberals Deny As Black Teens Torture a White Kid for Days – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.publiusforum.com/2017/01/07/chicago-hate-crime-liberals-deny-black-teens-torture-white-kid-days/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Media on a quest to downplay race in Chicago kidnapping and torture – Ian Lawrence
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/01/media_on_a_quest_to_downplay_race_in_chicago_kidnapping_and_torture.html

 

THE HILL
— Sean Spicer: Media doesn’t treat Trump with respect, cheers on Democrats – JOE CONCHA
http://thehill.com/homenews/media/313179-spokesman-media-doesnt-treat-trump-with-respect

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Russia Made the Difference in the Election.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lincoln-mitchell/russia-made-the-differenc_b_14034868.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE: ‘What’s the Big Deal?’ Ask Trump Voters on Russia Hacking Report – CAMPBELL ROBERTSON and MITCH SMITH  (DIERSEN: Russia’s hacking must not have had much impact in my precinct because only 137 voted for Trump and 211 voted for Clinton.  Russia’s hacking must not have had much impact in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, in Illinois, and in America because the majorities in the aforesaid voted for Clinton.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/07/us/russia-hacking-election-trump-voters.html
— Jeff Sessions, a Lifelong Outsider, Finds the Inside Track – SHARON LaFRANIERE and MATT APUZZO
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/08/us/politics/jeff-sessions-attorney-general.html
— Michael Eric Dyson Believes in Individual Reparations – ANA MARIE COX  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I took jobs that should have been given to Blacks.  But at the same time, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn the jobs that I had doing yard work, delivering newspapers, washing dishes, cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, pumping gasoline, delivering mail, working on an automobile assembly line, working as a security guard, selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances, collecting delinquent taxes, and auditing federal agencies.  THE UPSHOT IS THAT MY CRITICS/OPPONENTS, THEIR OPERATIVES, AND THEIR DUPES WANT BLACKS TO HAVE BAD JOBS.  ONE COULD ARGUE THAT IS RACIST.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/04/magazine/michael-eric-dyson-believes-in-individual-reparations.html
— Yes, It’s Your Parents’ Fault – KATE MURPHY  (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes say about your parents?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn my parents as being filthy rich and as raising me to be much too conservative.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes talk and act like they do or like they want to drink lots of booze, smoke pot, gamble, engage in LGBTQ activity, have abortions, exploit illegals and recent immigrants, abolish the First and Second Amendments, get rid of old people, get rid of men, get rid of Whites, get rid of unions, get rid of General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, get rid of those who own General Motors, Ford, and/or Chrysler vehicles, get rid of Trump, and even worse things.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/07/opinion/sunday/yes-its-your-parents-fault.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Trump has the habits of a showman, not a manager. Get ready for chaos – Doyle McManus
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-mcmanus-trump-chaos-20170108-story.html
— Has Hollywood lost touch with American values?
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-hollywood-values-updates-20170105-htmlstory.html
— Realism or cliche? Hollywood struggles to get the working class right – Jeffrey Fleishman
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-hollywood-values-updates-realism-or-stereotype-hollywood-has-a-1483646040-htmlstory.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Democrats wage anti-Trump offensive for their own gain – Michael Goodwin
http://nypost.com/2017/01/08/democrats-wage-anti-trump-offensive-for-their-own-gain/

 

USA TODAY
— What went wrong? Democrat Party contestants to face tough questions – Heidi M Przybyla  (DIERSEN: To vote for Democrats is to shout that you are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/07/what-went-wrong-dem-party-contestants-face-tough-questions/96284286/
— Help your kid graduate college debt-free – Devon Delfino  (DIERSEN: My outstanding parents helped me graduate from NIU debt-free and owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1970 by providing me with room and board a) while I attended UIC 1966-1968, b) weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and c) the summer of 1969.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2017/01/08/help-your-kid-graduate-college-debt-free/95835770/

 

UTICA OBSERVER DISPATCH
— Social media now plays a major role in organizing assemblies – Samantha Madison
http://www.uticaod.com/news/20170108/social-media-now-plays-major-role-in-organizing-assemblies

 

THE NATIONAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s challenge is to reflect the people’s will.”  Anti-Trumps say the people’s will is to use the federal government to get rid of those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.thenational.ae/opinion/comment/trumps-challenge-is-to-reflect-the-peoples-will

January 7 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— U.S. consular official in Mexico shot in his car – Amy B. Wang and Joshua Partlow
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-us-consular-official-shot-mexico-20170107-story.html
— Marist High School welcomes back ‘several’ students disciplined over alleged racially charged texts – Zak Koeske
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-marist-students-return-st-0107-20170106-story.html
— Elite South Side golf course by Tiger Woods has skeptics, raises questions – Kathy Bergen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-jackson-park-golf-met-20170106-story.html
— As Obama exits scene, Chicago legacy debated – Bill Ruthhart, Rick Pearson and John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-barack-obama-presidency-chicago-met-0108-20170106-story.html
— Illinois’ financial watchdog finds himself embroiled in spending scandal of his own – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-frank-mautino-auditor-general-campaign-spending-met-20161229-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Tucked along the main drag that runs through this tiny Illinois River town is an unassuming gas station where Auditor General Frank Mautino’s now-defunct campaign fund reported spending more than $247,000 on fuel and car repairs over 16 years. Ornamental duck figurines adorn antique-style fuel pumps outside Happy’s Super Service & Food Mart, a convenience store with an attached auto shop now at the center of a federal investigation into Mautino’s political spending during his time as a state lawmaker. The State Board of Elections also is looking at Mautino’s accounting of campaign funds, questioning whether he properly disclosed where the money went and, in some cases, if the expenses were allowed.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Zion’s nuclear fallout; still reeling from ’98 closing – John Carpenter
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/zions-nuclear-fallout-town-still-reels-from-1998-plant-closing/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— State cuts blamed for Springfield hotel occupancy rates at four-year low – Tim Landis
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170107/state-cuts-blamed-for-springfield-hotel-occupancy-rates-at-four-year-low

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Proposed pot dispensary site needs OK from city, state – Lee Provost  (DIERSEN: Ever more tragically, sooner or later, if not already, pot pushers will want a site in your precinct to push pot.)
http://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/proposed-pot-dispensary-site-needs-ok-from-city-state/article_f2997583-678d-5407-8872-3c54c44ddc5c.html

 

WJBC
— Lt. Gov Sanguinetti visits Bloomington, supports American Dream – Patrick Baron  (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, a) those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time are demonized, denigrated, and condemned as being privileged,  b) Democrats and RINOs use government to give preference to those who are NOT members of the aforesaid groups, and c) therefore, the American Dream is further and further and further out of reach for those who are members of the aforesaid groups.)
http://www.wjbc.com/2017/01/07/lt-gov-sanguinetti-visits-bloomington-supports-american-dream/

 

WSIL TV
— Trump: Only ‘stupid’ people, fools oppose better Russia ties – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34205616/report-on-election-hacking-says-russia-plans-to-do-more

 

WOODRIDGE PATCH
— Anonymous Petition Circulates Suggesting Woodridge, Other Communities Be Annexed Into Naperville  Local mayors are meeting about the subject Monday. – Anicka Slachta
http://patch.com/illinois/woodridge/anonymous-petition-circulates-suggesting-woodridge-other-communities-be-annexed

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Fake news “nudges way” into Park Ridge school board election
http://northcooknews.com/stories/511070166-fake-news-nudges-way-into-park-ridge-school-board-election

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Republican Candidates for McHenry Township Clerk & Trustee Kicked Off the Ballot – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/01/07/republican-candidates-for-mchenry-township-clerk-trustee-kicked-off-the-ballot/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SOUTH SHORE DRILL TEAM WITHDRAWS FROM TRUMP INAUGURAL PARADE, OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY RESISTS PRESSURE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/chicago-area-group-withdraws-from-trump-inaugural-parade-another-resists-pressure.html

 

BREITBART
— Mandatory E-Verify for Employment Should be Donald Trump’s Top Immigration Priority – TOM TANCREDO
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/07/mandatory-e-verify-for-employment-should-be-donald-trumps-top-immigration-priority/

 

GOPUSA
— Facebook refuses to explain why live video of Chicago hate crime wasn’t flagged sooner
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=18913
— GOP Lawmaker Duncan Hunter Removes Capitol Hill Painting Depicting Police as Pigs
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=18941

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— IRS prioritized Obamacare over taxpayer customer service, IG report says – Stephen Dinan
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/5/irs-cut-money-customer-service-moved-money-keep-ob/
— Trump gets payback against Kasich with ouster of Ohio GOP chair Matt Borges  President-elect personally lobbied for new chairwoman Jane Timken – Seth McLaughlin  (DIERSEN: One could ask my critics/opponents who they wanted a) the next TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman  to be after they ousted me, b) the next Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member to be after they ousted me, c) the next Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster  to be after they ousted me, d) the next Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member  to be after they ousted me, e) the next American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member  to be after they ousted me, and f) the next GAO employee to be after they ousted me.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/6/trump-gets-payback-against-gov-kasich-ouster-matt-/

 

BLAZE
— Michael Moore calls for ‘100 days of protest’ against Donald Trump – Sarah Lee
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/01/07/michael-moore-calls-for-100-days-of-protest-against-donald-trump/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Facebook’s New Arbiter Of News Is A Former CNN Anchor Who Can Barely Hide Her Anti-Conservative Bias – Eric Lieberman
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/06/facebooks-new-arbiter-of-news-is-a-former-cnn-anchor-who-can-barely-hide-her-anti-conservative-bias/

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— Federal Worker Union Is Blocking Republican VA Reforms – Luke Rosiak
http://dailysignal.com/2017/01/06/federal-worker-union-is-blocking-republican-va-reforms/

 

NEWSMAX
— Bill Gross: Trump Targeting Companies Reminiscent of Mussolini
http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/StreetTalk/bill-gross-donald-trump-mussolini-italy/2017/01/06/id/767175/
— Millennials Think the Trump Economy Is Going to Implode
http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/Economy/donald-trump-millennials-economy-implode/2017/01/06/id/767131/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— It’s Still a Mad, Mad California – VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443466/california-madness-hypocritical-coastal-elites-soak-middle-class
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Coastal elites set rules for others, exempt themselves, and tolerate rampant lawlessness from illegal aliens. One reason for the emergence of outsider Donald Trump is the old outrage that elites seldom experience the consequences of their own ideologically driven agendas. Hypocrisy, when coupled with sanctimoniousness, grates people like few other human transgressions: Barack Obama opposing charter schools for the inner city as he puts his own children in Washington’s toniest prep schools, or Bay Area greens suing to stop contracted irrigation water from Sierra reservoirs, even as they count on the Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy project to deliver crystal-clear mountain water to their San Francisco taps. The American progressive elite relies on its influence, education, money, and cultural privilege to exempt itself from the bad schools, unassimilated immigrant communities, dangerous neighborhoods, crime waves, and general impoverishment that are so often the logical consequences of its own policies — consequences for others, that is. Abstract idealism on behalf of the distant is a powerful psychological narcotic that allows caring progressives to dull the guilt they feel about their own privilege and riches.)

 

THE HILL
— Ex-CIA director: Trump’s comments will lead to ‘wave’ of resignations – MALLORY SHELBOURNE  (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, my Democrat GAO superiors constantly glorified and praised GAO employees who were minority, female, and/or younger (under 30). That was a message to GAO employees who were White, male, and/or older that they should resign.)
http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/313173-ex-cia-director-trumps-comments-will-lead-to-wave-of-resignations
— Intel experts worry Trump will go rogue – KATIE BO WILLIAMS  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want everyone to see everything there way, and if you don’t, they destroy you.)
http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/313123-intel-experts-worry-trump-will-go-rogue
— Ethics office accuses GOP of rushing Trump Cabinet confirmations – MAX GREENWOOD
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/313175-ethics-office-accuses-gop-of-rushing-trump-cabinet-confirmations

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Sad Inauguration Workers Prepare To Celebrate A Man They Despise  Some federal workers have no choice but to be at inauguration for Donald Trump. – Amanda Terkel  (DIERSEN: Virtually all federal employees are Democrats. How hard will they work against Trump and against his appointees? Anti-Trumps want Trump to fail. They will work much harder against Trump than they worked against Bush 2001-2009, against Bush 1989-1993, against Reagan 1981-1989, against Ford 1974-1977, and against Nixon 1969-1974.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-inauguration-workers-sad_us_586ea7bce4b02b5f8587d787

 

CNBC
— The U.S. is ‘almost out’ of qualified workers, and more immigration is the answer, JPMorgan strategist says – Matthew J. Belvedere  (DIERSEN: What are your qualifications? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 33.)
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/06/the-us-is-almost-out-of-qualified-workers-and-more-immigration-is-the-answer-jpmorgan-strategist-says.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Russians Ridicule U.S. Charge That Kremlin Meddled to Help Trump – ANDREW HIGGINS
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/07/world/europe/russians-ridicule-us-charge-that-kremlin-meddled-to-help-trump.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Here’s Betsy DeVos’s financial disclosure form. Read what Trump’s billionaire education nominee included — and left out. – Valerie Strauss
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/01/07/heres-betsy-devoss-financial-disclosure-form-read-what-trumps-billionaire-education-nominee-included-and-left-out/

 

NEW YORK POST
— The 5 key things Trump must do to crush his critics – Michael Walsh
http://nypost.com/2017/01/07/the-5-key-things-trump-must-do-to-crush-his-critics/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— LGBT characters now permeate some of Hollywood’s best work. But the community is bracing for backlash – Trevell Anderso  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, you are viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned if you do not promote LGBTQ activity. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes viciously demonize me, viciously denigrate me, and viciously condemn me because I do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-hollywood-values-updates-lgbt-hollywood-braces-for-diversity-1483652579-htmlstory.html

 

FORBES
— The Dejected And Rejected Of Russia Would Vote For A Donald Trump Too, If They Could – Toby Latta
http://www.forbes.com/sites/riskmap/2017/01/07/the-dejected-and-rejected-of-russia-would-vote-for-a-donald-trump-too-if-they-could/#38713cf341df

 

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Why did Trump win?  ANSWER: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they want to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://www.newsweek.com/increased-diversity-sparked-voters-implicit-racial-biases-study-539089

 

FED SMITH
— OPM Touts Its Accomplishments During the Obama Administration – Ian Smith  (DIERSEN: The Post Office hired me in 1966 when I was 18; IRS hired me in 1971 when I was 22; and GAO hired me in 1980 when I was 31.  If I was 18, 22, or 31 today, those agencies would NOT hire me because I am NOT a Democrat, NOT a minority, NOT a female, and NOT a veteran. IRS promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 when I was 23, 24, and 25 and GAO promoted me in 1986 when I was 38.  If I was 23, 24, 25, or 38 today, those agencies would NOT promote me because I am NOT a Democrat, NOT a minority, NOT a female, and NOT a veteran.)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/01/07/opm-touts-its-accomplishments-during-the-obama-administration/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Expanding Diversity and Inclusion  OPM has made a strong push to expand diversity among the federal workforce over the last few years. Consequently, many of the accomplishments highlighted in the report were centered around diversity and inclusion. For example, the report touted accomplishments such as hiring disabled federal employees in record numbers, hiring more veterans, expanding the rights of LGBT employees, establishing the Diversity and Inclusion Government-wide council in 2015, combating implicit bias through leadership training, and highlighting efforts to close the gender pay gap. OPM said in the report, however, that there was more work to be done to further expand diversity and inclusion among the federal workforce: Building a diverse and inclusive workforce is not a task to be delegated. It is a core principle of human capital management that is critical to the success of every project, team, or organization. This should be a priority for senior leaders across government, and agencies should take an enterprise wide approach based on research-informed best practices for hiring, retention, and development.)

January 7 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— As his own primary-care spin doctor, Rahm struggles to heal self – Dan Mihalopoulos
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/as-his-own-primary-care-spin-doctor-rahm-struggles-to-heal-self/
— The grace and dignity of our first black president – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-the-grace-and-dignity-of-our-first-black-president/
— Obama fans in line as early as 4:30 a.m. for speech tickets – Sam Charles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/not-in-line-for-obama-ticket-yet-too-late-chicago-police-say/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Dairy Queen ending franchise agreement with Zion store after racial slur incident – Frank S. Abderholden
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-dairy-queen-racial-slurs-zion-st-0107-20170106-story.html
— Now, the hangover: Rising interest costs will give taxpayers many headaches – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Far more Republicans than Democrats are savers.  Higher interest rates benefit savers.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-interest-rates-trump-recession-debt-edit-0107-20170106-story.html
— Crete Township residents oppose intermodal plan, overpass – Susan DeMar Lafferty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-crete-residents-oppose-intermodal-st-0108-20170106-story.html
— As Obama exits scene, Chicago legacy debated – Bill Ruthhart, Rick Pearson and John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-barack-obama-presidency-chicago-met-0108-20170106-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: OUTRAGEOUS: Gas stations in Naperville may soon sell alcohol – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170106/business/170109363/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— How Illinois Democrats would reform workers’ comp – JAY HOFFMAN
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170106/OPINION/170109903/illinois-democrats-blame-insurers-for-high-workers-compensation-rates

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Sanguinetti speaks at Hispanic festival about American dream – Roger Miller (DIERSEN: When did the lights in your life turn on? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would hint/imply/argue/shout that they never came on for me.  They would stress a) that my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, b) that my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims, and c) that my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.)
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/government-and-politics/sanguinetti-speaks-at-hispanic-festival-about-american-dream/article_a912d43e-2431-5ec1-9e12-250588fd91af.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Evelyn Sanguinetti, Illinois’ first Latina lieutenant governor, spoke at a Hispanic festival Friday about her own life as the daughter of immigrants and how education is the key to a better life. “The American dream is alive and it is incumbent upon all of us to create the environment to make it happen,” she told reporters at the celebration of Three Kings’ Day at Western Avenue Community Center, Bloomington. Blending Spanish and English in brief remarks to the audience of about 70 children and adults, Sanguinetti spoke of her mother, a 15-year-old Cuban refugee, and her Ecuadorian immigrant father. They worked hard to give her a good life but money was tight in her native Hialeah, Fla., she said. She said her mother, whom she described as her “shero,” told her, “In this country, you’ll always be able to rise like the foam.” She said she was an “uninspired” student in grade school, but her love and talent for the piano won her a place at The New World School of the Arts in Miami. “That’s when all the lights in my life turned on,” said Sanguinetti, who eventually earned a law degree. She said she and Gov. Bruce Rauner believe all Illinois children deserve the opportunity that comes from a first-class education. To help make that possible, Illinois must have a “complete, comprehensive, balanced budget” and a business environment free of “punitive” regulations that spurs growth and keeps jobs in the state, she told reporters.)

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Thumbs up to children helping others – Editorial  (DIERSEN: More evidence of the failed Democrat Party platform.  Under the Democrats, more and more and more people need lots of help just to survive.)
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/01/05/our-view-thumbs-up-to-children-helping-others/axbhyn5/

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Local Students Going To D.C. For Inauguration Day – Esther Kwon
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/local-students-going-to-dc-for-inauguration-day
— Study: Central Illinois Would Lose 6,700 Jobs if ACA is Repealed – Brendan Cullerton
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/study-central-illinois-would-lose-6700-jobs-if-aca-is-repealed-01-07-2017

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Mexico’s Fox trolls Trump: ‘Are you a legitimate president?’ – CNN  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps side with Fox against Trump.  Anti-Trumps side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/mexicos-fox-trolls-trump-are-you-a-legitimate-president/637044714

 

WSIL TV
— Youth programs in jeopardy amid budget impasse – Brandon Richard
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34203861/youth-programs-in-jeopardy-amid-budget-impasse
— US report: Putin ordered effort to help Trump, hurt Clinton – AP  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries wanted Clinton to win?  ANSWER: Illegals and those that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34198327/after-intel-brief-trump-says-hack-had-no-impact-on-election

 

  1. ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
    — Inauguration speaker Franklin Graham: God allowed Donald Trump to win – EMILY MCFARLAN MILLER
    http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/faith-and-values/inauguration-speaker-franklin-graham-god-allowed-donald-trump-to-win/article_92b4da36-4d18-5d27-bb53-4062491296a4.html

 

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— WARRENVILLE, NAPERVILLE, WOODRIDGE, AND LISLE MAYORS TO HOLD JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE MONDAY IN WHEATON  (DIERSEN: Just kidding, but when will petitions be circulated for Cook County to annex DuPage and the other collar counties?)
http://www.positivelynaperville.com/2017/01/06/warrenville-naperville-woodridge-lisle-mayors-hold-joint-press-conference-monday/68849
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At the bottom of the Daily Herald story (Jan. 5, 2016), find this commentary from Stan Zegel, Executive Director at Citizen Participation Institute in Winfield where he states a referendum would be binding. It appears the petitions are invoking a procedure established by state law 65 ILCS 5/7-1-16 whereby 250 electors in a municipality (a village or a city) can cause a referendum like this to be held. It is a binding referendum. It further appears that no such referendum is necessary in the acquiring municipality. That explains why no petitions have been circulated in Naperville. If the voters in a particular municipality vote against it, then it cannot be submitted again in that municipality until at least 22 months later, and then it will take it will take far more than 250 signatures to put it on the ballot again in that municipality. If it passes in any municipality, then that place automatically becomes part of Naperville. Any bonded indebtedness of an approving municipality, and of Naperville, get merged together and everyone shares in paying off the combined debt. Thus the taxpayers in Lisle, Woodridge, Warrenville (if the annexation is approved in their municipality) would take on a share of Naperville’s debt, and Naperville taxpayers would take on a share the other places’ debt. It follows that, with everything then part of Naperville, Naperville’s ordinances are in effect throughout the combined area, and everyone can then elect the mayor and members of the Naperville City Council as their terms come up in 2019 and after.)

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— Steve Cortes, Trump’s National Hispanic Advisory Council
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/ju6qy8luijdrvnw3zf685x9y87fhzz

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Rauner implored to take tougher stance in battle with AFSCME
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511069536-rauner-implored-to-take-tougher-stance-in-battle-with-afscme

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DECLASSIFIED REPORT POINTS TO PUTIN AND RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT IN U.S. ELECTION  (DIERSEN: How successful were the Russians in promoting Trump in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county?  Based in all the votes that Clinton got, the Russians failed miserably in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County.  Clinton voters in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage listened to those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/declassified-report-points-to-putin-and-russia-government-involvement-in-us-election.html

 

BREITBART
— ‘Audit the Fed’ May Finally Pass Congress – CHRISS W. STREET
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/07/audit-the-fed-pass-congress/

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— DEMOCRATS REFUSE TO HIRE BLACKS FOR TOP JOBS IN THE U.S. SENATE – Raynard Jackson
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/democrats-refuse-to-hire-blacks-for-top-jobs-in-the-u-s-senate/

 

CNS NEWS
— Record 95,102,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Number Grew 18% Since Obama Took Office in 2009 – Susan Jones
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/record-95102000-americans-not-labor-force-number-grew-18-obama-took-office

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The battle for Trump’s soul on immigration – W. JAMES ANTLE III  (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs want Trump a) to flush America and its citizens down the toilet and b) to give America to Mexico and to other foreign countries and their citizens.)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/the-battle-for-trumps-soul-on-immigration/article/2611074

 

CBS NEWS
— Obamacare repeal warning: “massive job losses” – AIMEE PICCHI
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obamacare-repeal-warning-massive-job-losses/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— HARDCOPY EDITORIAL TITLE: The Biggest Losers as Interest Rates Rise  (DIERSEN: Far more Republicans than Democrats are savers.  Higher interest rates benefit savers.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/opinion/did-we-take-low-interest-rates-for-granted.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Trump Nominees’ Filings Threaten to Overwhelm Federal Ethics Office – ERIC LIPTON and STEVE EDER
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/us/politics/trump-nominees-federal-ethics-office.html
— For Millennials, It’s Never Too Early to Save for Retirement – ZACH WICHTER  (DIERSEN: All the operatives and all the dupes for my critics/opponents are filled with envy and have serious financial problems.  They are furious a) that I began earning credits toward a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension in 1966 when I was 18 years old, b) that since 1997, I have been getting a CSRS pension, currently $50,720/year, c) that as a federal employee and retiree, my health, dental, and vision insurance has been subsidized, currently $16,854, and d) that I could and did save lots of money for my retirement.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/your-money/millennials-retirement.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Make Inaugurals Dignified Again  Advice for the new president on his first day—and for the media covering it. – PEGGY NOONAN
http://www.wsj.com/articles/make-inaugurals-dignified-again-1483661648
— Trump’s Auto Bluster  He should stick to making the U.S. a better place to invest. – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are filled with hatred of a) unions, b) past and present union members, c) General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, and d) past and present owners of General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler vehicles.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-auto-bluster-1483744913
— A Final Farewell to a Year to Forget – JO CRAVEN MCGINTY  (DIERSEN: What were the negatives for you last year?  For me, they include my mother dying, only 137 in my precinct voting for Trump in the November 8th election, my brother’s health problems, my aunt’s health problems, and my continuing weight, digestive, and dental problems.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-final-farewell-to-a-year-to-forget-1483714801

 

BLOOMBERG
— A Sensible Plea for Limits on Immigration – Ramesh Ponnuru  (DIERSEN: Did you benefit from lower immigration in the past?  I did. If legal and illegal immigration was as high during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s as it is now, immigrants may very well have gotten the jobs that I did doing yard work, delivering newspapers, washing dishes, cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, pumping gasoline, delivering mail, working on an automobile assembly line, working as a security guard, selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances, collecting delinquent taxes, and auditing federal agencies. Immigration advocates, their operatives, and their dupes look down on me, despise me, if not hate me for taking jobs that immigrants could have had.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-01-07/a-sensible-plea-for-limits-on-immigration
— Some Blue-Collar Workers Probably Shouldn’t Do Pink Jobs – Megan McArdle
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-01-06/some-blue-collar-workers-probably-shouldn-t-do-pink-jobs

 

USA TODAY
— Thousands of protesters to test inaugural security operation – Kevin Johnson
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/06/thousands-protesters-test-inaugural-security-operation/96250794/

 

CORNELL CHRONICLE
— Study examines how bias affects hiring practices – Jay Wrolstad  (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2017/01/study-examines-how-bias-affects-hiring-practices

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— Here’s the Salary of Every Quarterback in the NFL Playoffs  Two of them are making less than a million. – Brad Tuttle (DIERSEN: Are/were you accused of being overpaid?  My critics/opponents have always accused me of being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 33.)
http://time.com/money/4626448/heres-the-salary-of-every-quarterback-in-the-nfl-playoffs/

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— What kind of federal employee will you be under the Trump administration?  (DIERSEN: In the Chicago metropolitan area, Democrats have always run the federal government, and Democrats will continue to run the federal metropolitan area under Trump.  If you want to get hired, retained, and/or promoted, you need to be a Democrat, and preferably minority, female, and/or young.)
http://federalnewsradio.com/workforce/2017/01/what-kind-of-fed-will-you-be-on-inauguration-day/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: What happens to federal employees when a new president shakes things up? Do they stay or do they go? A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research looks at this trend and sorts government workers into one of three categories. The study, “Elections, Ideology and Turnover in the U.S. Federal Government,” comes from three political science professors: Alexander Bolton of Emory University, John M. de Figueiredo of Duke University and David Lewis of Vanderbilt University. They looked at Office of Personnel Management data spanning 1988 and 2011 and developed departure models to run against it. So what kind of federal employee will you be under President Donald Trump’s administration? Take our survey and see where you stand among other government employees.)

 

FED WEEK
— Rules Set Goals, Address Obligations  (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO in its Chicago office 1980-1997, the Democrats who ran the office assigned me to supervise at one time or another ALL THE OFFICE’S EMPLOYEES WHO HAD DISABILITIES.)
http://www.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/rules-set-goals-address-obligations/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The final EEOC rule on affirmative action requires each federal agency to adopt the goal of having 12 percent of its workforce be people with disabilities, and 2 percent of its workforce be people with targeted disabilities. The goals are to apply at both higher and lower salary levels.)

 

WORLD SOCIALIST WEB SITE
— Intelligence report offers no evidence of Russian hacking of US election – Patrick Martin
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/01/07/hack-j07.html

 

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The anti-American Guardian promotes Mexico and promotes other anti-American countries.
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jan/07/mexico-auto-industry-jobs-donald-trump-manufacturing-cars

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
— Dairy Queen Controversy: Zion Franchise Owner Caught In Racist Dispute With Young Mother, Branch Closed – SEERAT CHABBA
http://www.ibtimes.com/dairy-queen-controversy-zion-franchise-owner-caught-racist-dispute-young-mother-2471495
— Stop Donald Trump? #DisruptJ20 Wants To Shut Down Inauguration Day Parade – JOSH KEEFE
http://www.ibtimes.com/stop-donald-trump-disruptj20-wants-shut-down-inauguration-day-parade-2470470