April 1 Morning Edition

— OUTSTANDING: Spicer: “No Question” Trump Would Pull Funds Over Sanctuary Status


— Trump’s presence could be felt in suburban election – TAHMAN BRADLEY  (DIERSEN: Do you live in one of the 11 counties in Illinois that voted for Clinton?  If you are a Trump supporter, what adverse actions have the anti-Trumps taken against you? What adverse actions are they taking against you?  What adverse actions have they threatened to take against you?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Next Tuesday, suburban voters head to the polls. In Bolingbrook, a small municipal contest could be early test of how President Donald Trump will impact local elections. For 31 years, Roger Claar has served as Bolingbrook mayor.  He’s on the ballot again Tuesday. But he’s facing a serious challenge from Jacqueline Traynere. Claar hosted for Trump last fall.   The big money event was held at the village-owned Bolingbrook Golf Club, or as some residents call it, “Rog Mahal.” “You’re bringing in somebody who talks negatively about the minorities in our community, who disrespects the message on the Statue of Liberty, who just spews hate,” Traynere said. Bolingbrook voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton and Traynere is pounding Claar for backing Trump. Today, Claar hit back. “She’s an opportunist. She’s running because of the Trump fundraiser,” he said. “I doubt she would have run otherwise.  I’ve had many people tell me, ‘I was disappointed, but I’ve forgiven you.’” The race has also turned personal. Traynere claims the mayor was unprofessional and rude to her when raised questions about violence against women. “I do believe that we have a domestic violence issue that’s pretty high profile in our community,” she said. “He requested the meeting to tell me to sit down and shut up. This is the kind of mayor that we have in this community. If he doesn’t like what you have to say he tells you to sit down and shut up. He’s a bully.” The mayor told WGN News he doesn’t recall the conversation. “I don’t bully. I’m a bully for Bolingbrook. I stand up for Bolingbrook,” he said. Traynere has also made Bolingbrook’s debt an issue in the campaign. “Two years ago, we only owed $180 million. As of June of last year, we owed $316 million,” she said. Mayor Claar admits the village is adding debt, but he says it’s being used for crucial infrastructure investments. He says Traynere  may serve on the Will County Board, but she has no municipal experience. “She’s saying nothing about what she’s going to do except for saying hate me and called me a bully. Now, is that a good platform? I guess we’ll see Tuesday.” Mayor Claar says he does not regret the Trump fundraiser.)


— OUTSTANDING: Sean Spicer goes after Chicago, sanctuary cities and crime – Lynn Sweet
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Trump’s sorry search for scapegoats – Gene Lyons  (DIERSEN: All of my critics/opponents a) have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and b) are big time scapegoaters. They blame others for their problems, for your problems, and for everyone’s problems. They have their nasty operatives and their nasty dupes a) treat those rudely in public, b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn those in public, c) insult those in public, and/or d) slander those in public a) who do not glorify and praise them, b) who do not pander to them, c) who do not give them money, d) who do not serve as one of their operatives, and/or e) who do not serve as one of their dupes. I should write a book about the big time scapegoaters in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who blame me for all of their problems, for all of your problems, for all of my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems.)


— Waukegan political fliers sound false alarm about ‘TRUMPLAND’ – Dan Moran
— History about to be made in Aurora mayoral election – Steve Lord
— Stevenson wrestler Dylan Geick: ‘I am not alone’ as a gay high school athlete – Mike Clark
— Every president has obligations to America’s allies. – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Countries that are America’s allies do not illegally send millions of their citizens into America illegally.  They do not illegally keep millions of their citizens in America illegally.  They do not illegally sent mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally. Such countries want to destroy America.  Such countries are enemies of America.)


— Whiteside County Republicans told to support their governor  IDNR director, state legislators rally the troops at Lincoln Day Dinner –  PAM EGGEMEIER (DIERSEN: What motivates you to support activists, candidates, elected officials, and party leaders?  For me, it is what they have done, what they are doing, and what they promise to do to defend and advance the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)


— Ford CEO Fields gets 19% pay hike  Ford reports $10.4B in pre-tax profits for 2016 – CHRIS ISIDORE


— OUTRAGEOUS: Illinois Among 16 States Urging Court to Continue to Block Travel Ban – AP


— Gov. Rauner Pushing For Economic Development


— Sanguinetti visits Dimmick School to highlight shared services




— Some raise concerns over former teachers union members seeking Downers Grove school board seats – Glenn Minnis  (DIERSEN: Virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are filled with hatred against unions and against union members.  They stress that I was a union member for almost 12 years.)


— Momentum Building To Defund Planned Parenthood – Chris Iverson


— Democrat Party Chair Gives Deranged and Vulgar Speech Denying Trump Was Elected – Thomas Lifson




— Sanders defends Trump voters: I don’t think they’re racists, sexists or homophobes – BROOKE SEIPEL
— Trump takes risk with Freedom Caucus attack – SCOTT WONG  (DIERSEN: Who attacks you? I should write a book about past and present Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois officials and others who have treated me rudely in public, who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned me in public, who have insulted me in public, and who have slandered me in public. They blame me for all of their problems, for all of your problems, for all of my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems.)


— Bannon earned more than half a million dollars from entities tied to GOP donors  White House disclosures give more insight into holdings of Trump family and top aides. – JOSH GERSTEIN and DARREN SAMUELSOHN (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes.  Everyone involved in government, politics, media, etc. should be required to disclose the amounts and sources of all their income during at least the last 10 years.)


— White House Ends Bar Association’s Role in Vetting Judges – ADAM LIPTAK  (DIERSEN: Who does not want others to evaluate you? My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government were furious a) that universities that they could not control gave me job-related degrees – NIU in 1970, Loyola in 1976, DePaul in 1980, and IIT in 1997; b) that professional associations that they could not control gave me professional certifications – CPA in 1979, Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and Forensic Accountant in 1997; c) that the State of Illinois that they could not control at the time licensed me as a CPA in 1981; and d) that the members of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter who they could not control elected me to serve on the organization’s Executive Committee 1983-1996.)
— For April Ryan, Clashes With the White House Bring a New Kind of Prominence – MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM  (DIERSEN: Who treats you rudely in public? Who demonizes, denigrates, and condemns you in public? Who insults you in public? Who slanders you in public?  I should write a book about past and present Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois officials and others who have treated me rudely in public, who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned me in public, who have insulted me in public, and who have slandered me in public. They blame me for all of their problems, for all of your problems, for all of my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems.)
(FROM THE ARTICE: By the time April D. Ryan left the White House briefing room on Tuesday, she was already making headlines: on live television, President Trump’s press secretary, Sean M. Spicer, had cut off her questions to chastise her for what he deemed an inappropriate shake of her head. In Ms. Ryan’s basement office in the West Wing, the phone started to ring. Her fans, it seemed, were having none of it. “I was appalled at the way Sean Spicer was treating you with such disrespect,” said a pained-sounding woman named Pam, who said she had listened to Ms. Ryan, the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, for years. “I have people come at me in all sorts of ways,” Ms. Ryan told Pam, nodding. “I thank you so much.” Hanging up, Ms. Ryan, whose workspace is about the size of a telephone booth, checked her Twitter account. After Mr. Spicer’s harangue, she had tweeted a single word — “Lawd!!!!” — which was rapidly going viral. (By week’s end, it would be retweeted more than 6,000 times.) Somebody had replied with a video of Melissa McCarthy imitating Mr. Spicer on “Saturday Night Live” by shoving a lectern at a reporter. Ms. Ryan howled with delight. “I love Melissa McCarthy!” she said. One of the few black journalists in the White House press corps, Ms. Ryan has covered presidents and clashed with press secretaries for 20 years. But her encounters with the Trump administration are propelling the 49-year-old, Baltimore-bred journalist to a new level of prominence — and into a contentious debate over this White House’s attitudes toward gender and race. First there was Mr. Trump’s bizarre request, at a February news conference, that Ms. Ryan arrange a meeting between him and the Congressional Black Caucus. “Are they friends of yours?” the president asked, apparently oblivious to the racial undertones of posing such a query to a black journalist. Then came Tuesday, when Mr. Spicer laced into Ms. Ryan after she asked how the administration planned to revamp its image in light of reports about suspicious ties with Russia. “It seems like you’re hellbent on trying to make sure that whatever image you want to tell about this White House stays,” Mr. Spicer shot back from the lectern, after accusing Ms. Ryan of harboring an “agenda.” When Ms. Ryan tried to clarify, he interrupted. “You’re asking me a question and I’m going to answer it,” he said, adding in a tone: “I’m sorry, please stop shaking your head again.” Mr. Spicer is belligerent on the best of days. But his tone toward Ms. Ryan struck some viewers — including Hillary Clinton — as pointed and condescending, particularly because it was directed toward a black woman. “April Ryan, a respected journalist with unrivaled integrity, was doing her job just this afternoon in the White House press room, when she was patronized and cut off trying to ask a question,” Mrs. Clinton told a women’s group in California. (Mrs. Clinton, who has sat for interviews with Ms. Ryan, saw the exchange on Twitter that day and added the line to her speech.) The hashtag #BlackWomenatWork trended on Twitter, linking Ms. Ryan with Representative Maxine Waters of California, whose hairstyle was mocked by the Fox News host Bill O’Reilly (he later apologized). Whoopi Goldberg expressed her disgust on “The View.” John Dingell, the former Democratic representative from Michigan, wrote on Twitter: “If the WH doesn’t want talented journalists like @AprilDRyan to shake their heads, perhaps they should stop acting like some damn children.” For Ms. Ryan, the attention is energizing, and a bit unsettling. She posted supportive comments from fans and celebrities on her Twitter feed, but also some of the racist replies that she says are a byproduct of her job. When a Florida radio host requested a photo with her at the White House — “I just love the way you don’t take no for an answer” — Ms. Ryan politely declined. “It’s going to look like I’m gloating,” she said. “Look, I’m a black woman in a white male dominated town,” Ms. Ryan said later, when asked if she felt treated differently. But she said her primary goal was to remain focused on her work. “I like Sean Spicer,” Ms. Ryan said. “I don’t want this to hurt him.” She paused. “I don’t want it to hurt me, either.”)


— Hate-crime hysteria has a serious cost – Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, anti-Whites viciously demonize Whites, viciously denigrate Whites, and viciously condemn Whites as being haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.  Ever-increasingly, anti-Whites make it clear that they want to get rid of Whites once and for all.)


— Wisconsin Democrats Are Still Paying for Their Anti-Walker Protests  Six years after the statehouse protests in Madison, the state is red—and getting redder. – EMILY JASHINSKY  (DIERSEN: What are you still paying for? I am still paying for my not glorifying and praising my critics/opponents, my not pandering to them, my not giving them money, my not serving as one of their operatives, my not serving as one of their dupes, and my filing lawsuits against them.)
— Mistakes, He’s Made a Few Too Many –  PEGGY NOONAN  (DIERSEN: According to your current critics/opponents, what mistakes have you made?  My current critics/opponents would say that my mistakes include my not glorifying and praising them, my not pandering to them, my not giving them money, my not serving as one of their operatives, my not serving as one of their dupes, and my filing lawsuits against them.)
— Ivy League Universities Get More Selective – Melissa Korn  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for my not having a degree from an Ivy League university.  In my defense, I have a master’s degree from IIT in financial markets and trading, a master’s degree from DePaul in accounting, an MBA from Loyola, and a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU. In my defense, I am a Forensic Accountant, Certified Financial Services Auditor, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Fraud Examiner, Licensed CPA, and Certified Internal Auditor. My nasty disgusting vicious failed critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes should disclose what degrees, certifications, and licenses, if any, that they have.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps are overjoyed that “American Jobs Are Headed to Mexico Once Again.”


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote pot in Illinois want to further destroy Illinois.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps are overjoyed that “Jobs Moving To Mexico.”


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps are overjoyed that jobs move to Mexico.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasing, anti-Whites viciously demonize Whites, viciously denigrate Whites, and viciously condemn Whites as being haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.  Ever-increasingly, anti-Whites make it clear that they want to get rid of Whites once and for all.

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.