April 15 Evening Edition

NBC5
— VERY SAD: Protesters Gather in Chicago, Calling on Trump to Release Tax Returns  (DIERSEN: In 1977, in connection with Money Magazine doing a “One Person’s Finances” article on me, I gave Money Magazine copies of my 1972-1976 federal income tax returns. When Money Magazine published its 4-page article on me in its February, 1978 issue, it because clear that the Democrats at Money Magazine selected me for the article because they wanted to and because they did a) foist negative government employee stereotypes on me and b) paint my education deductions as being improper.  They described my job duties as an IRS Revenue Officer and the graduate business courses at Loyola and the graduate accounting courses at DePaul that I had deducted purposely to make it look like the courses did not relate to my job duties and they did not help me carry out my job duties. They implied that the courses qualified me for “a new trade or business” and that I took the courses to get a job in the private sector.  The Democrats at IRS disallowed all the courses notwithstanding the fact that IRS encourages its Revenue Offices to take graduate business and accounting courses and my Loyola and DePaul graduate school applications clearly showed that I wanted to take the courses to help me carry out my job duties at IRS.  I took IRS to Tax Court pro se and won a split decision.  The Democrats at Money Magazine and the Democrats at IRS would not have done the aforesaid to me if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, and/or a veteran.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/tax-march-chicago-daley-plaza-protesters-trump-419533853.html

 

CBS2
— VERY SAD: Protesters Demand Trump Release Tax Income Returns – Bob Roberts
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/04/15/protesters-demand-trump-release-tax-income-returns/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— VERY SAD: Chicago Tax Day demonstrators demand that Trump release tax returns
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/248780800-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— VERY SAD: Thousands crowd Daley Plaza for Tax Day march to demand Trump release tax returns – William Lee
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-tax-day-march-met-0416-20170416-story.html
— VERY SAD: Anti-Trump tax rally draws hundreds to downtown Naperville – Diane Moca
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-trump-tax-rally-naperville-st-0416-20170415-story.html
— VERY SAD: 16 arrested as hundreds of Trump supporters, counter-protesters clash at Berkeley rally – Paige St. John
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-berkeley-trump-rally-20170415-story.html
— TRAGIC: New gaming cafes open in Tinley Park – Bob Bong
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-stc-comings-goings-st-0420-20170420-story.html
— Hail the status quo disrupters: Mayor Emanuel, Governor Ducey — we hope many others follow suit – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-emanuel-ducey-trump-devos-education-reform-edit-0416-20170414-story.html
— Naperville taxpayers deserve an explanation for nature center flooding – Editorial  (DIERSEN: What factors increase the likelihood of your basement flooding? Factors for 915 Cove Court in Wheaton include the subdivision being built in a watershed area and a former septic field, the tremendous amount of surface and subsurface storm water that flows onto the lot during and after heavy rains, the inadequate number of storm sewer inlets in the subdivision, the disruption, obstruction, and improper connection of 6″ and 4″ subterranean drainage lines when the home was built, the pouring the foundation walls on cracked footings, the improper installation and intentional blockage of exterior foundation footing tiles, the installation of only one sump pump when there should have been two or even three or even four, the many long and wide cracks in the basement floor, and the fact that all the storm water that gets into the storm sewer system on the lot is limited to the capacity of just one 4″ pipe.  What factors decrease the likelihood of your basement flooding?  For 915 Cove Court, they include the installation of steel reinforcement rods in foundation walls, the installation of interior footing tiles, my paying $900 when the home was built in 1984 to have all nine of the home’s downspouts directly connected to Wheaton’s storm sewer system, my installing a backup sump pump, my unobstructed and properly connecting the aforesaid subterranean drainage lines to Wheaton’s storm sewer system, my paying for unobstruction (the removal of stones) from some of the exterior footing tiles, my adding hundreds of feet of French drains and many storm sewer inlets on the lot and connecting them directly to Wheaton’s storm sewer system, my properly sealing the many long and wide cracks in the basement floor, my paying for conversion to an overhead sewer system before the basement was finished in 2005, and my paying for a 20-W whole house natural gas backup electric generator for the home.  Since 1984, because of Wheaton’s failure/refusal to assure that building codes were enforced when the subdivision was constructed and 915 Cove Court was built, I have been forced to spend many thousands of dollars and many hundreds of hours of my labor to stop basement flooding.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-editorial-knoch-flood-naperville-st-0416-20170414-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— VERY SAD: Daley Plaza protesters demand that Trump release his tax returns – Matthew Hendrickson
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/protesters-want-trump-to-release-tax-returns/
— Rahm’s private email still being filled by fans, foes, citizens – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: If you are an elected official and you publicly insult one of your constituents, you are publicly asking that constituent to hit your employer with an FOIA request.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rahms-private-email-still-being-filled-by-fans-foes-citizens/
— Parade of police abuse settlement continues — with $1M more – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: How much money in police abuse settlements do your municipality, your county, and Illinois pay out each year?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/parade-of-police-abuse-settlement-continues-with-1m-more/

 

DNA INFO
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Murders Up 50 Percent In Chicago So Far Compared To Past Years – Kelly Bauer
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170414/downtown/murders-up-50-percent-chicago-so-far-compared-past-years

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Pro-Trump, anti-Trump protesters clash in Berkeley, California  Fireworks thrown, pepper spray used at crowds – RALPH ELLIS AND TONY MARCO
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/protrump-antitrump-protesters-clash-in-berkeley-calif/692542949
— Protesters around country call for Trump to release tax returns  More than 180 marches planned across 48 states – JACKIE WATTLES
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/tax-march-protesters-demand-trumps-tax-returns/692499335
— Trump campaign raking in money for 2020, disclosures show  Tens of millions already raised – EUGENE SCOTT
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-campaign-raking-in-money-for-2020-disclosures-show/692528170

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOICRAT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: TRAGIC: Pot promoters promote doctors who promote pot.
http://www.bnd.com/latest-news/article144802714.html

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Ever downward  Failing to decide about how to fix our sorry state is deciding to fail. – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2017-04-14/ever-downward.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT & BELOIT DAILY NEWS
— TAX DAY DEMONSTRATORS DEMAND THAT TRUMP RELEASE TAX RETURNS – AP
http://www.bnd.com/news/business/article144802219.html
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170415/AP/304159916

 

CIVIC FEDERATION
— Transform Illinois Coalition Pushes Ahead on Government Consolidation
https://www.civicfed.org/civic-federation/blog/transform-illinois-coalition-pushes-ahead-government-consolidation

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Illinoisans pay more than 2 percent of home’s value in property taxes – Brendan Bakala  (DIERSEN: 2015 property taxes ($11,059) that I paid last year for 915 Cove Court in Wheaton were 2.6% of the home’s market value ($434,280) as determined by the assessor.  According to the assessor, the home’s value increased $20,940 or 4.8% last year.  It would be interesting to see what my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would do if my wife and I listed the home for sale.  Would they stress the home’s positives to get someone to buy it right away to get rid of me or would they stress the home’s negatives to discourage/reduce/stop any potential offers to punish me?)
http://ilnews.org/news/economy/illinoisans-pay-more-than-percent-of-home-s-value-in/article_58d3b194-2142-11e7-9ea0-33bab8a54588.html

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Orland Park Public Library Intends to Waste $6,700 on Conferences for Staffers – Kevin duJan
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/04/orland-park-public-library-intends-to-waste-6700-on-conferences-for-staffers/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— AMAZON RECEIVED MORE THAN $112 MILLION IN EDGE TAX CREDITS IN 2016 – Brendan Bakala
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/amazon-received-more-than-112-million-in-edge-tax-credits-in-2016/
— 15 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS COUNTIES DROP IN POPULATION – Joe Kaiser
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/15-southern-illinois-counties-drop-in-population/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SENATOR KYLE MCCARTER OP-ED: “TAXPAYER BARGAIN” BUDGET PUTS TAXPAYERS FIRST
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/04/taxpayer-bargain-budget-puts-taxpayers-first.html

 

FOX NEWS
— Tax March turns into demand for Trump’s IRS filings; 13 reported arrests
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/15/tax-march-turns-into-demand-for-trumps-irs-filings-nine-reported-arrests.html

 

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— SINCE WHEN DID TRUMP START EMBRACING OBAMACARE’S ILLEGAL SUBSIDIES? – Daniel Horowitz
https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2017/04/since-when-did-trump-start-embracing-obamacares-illegal-subsidies

 

HOT AIR
— Wellesley student editorial: “Hostility may be warranted” towards those who embrace “hate speech” after reeducation  (DIERSEN: According to the hate-filled anti-Trumps, any speech that is not anti-Trump is hate speech.)
http://hotair.com/archives/2017/04/14/wellesley-student-editorial-hostility-may-be-warranted-towards-those-who-embrace-hate-speech-after-reeducation/

 

THE HILL
— Brace yourself, federal employees: ‘Reductions in Force’ are coming – DEBRA D’AGOSTINO  (DIERSEN: All during the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO in its Chicago office 1980-1997, the agency was under threats of Republican-led budget cuts and suffered Republican-led budget cuts.  Consequently, because I was one of GAO’s few remaining Republican employees, my Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates were full of hatred against me and took their hatred of Republicans out against me.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/lawmaker-news/328899-brace-yourself-federal-employees-the-reductions-in-force-are

 

WASHINGTON POST
— JANESVILLE: AN AMERICAN STORY  When the nation’s oldest operating General Motors plant closes, residents emerge from the Great Recession into an uncertain future. – Amy Goldstein  (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who are filled with hatred of a) General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, b) those who own/owned General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler vehicles, c) unions, and d) past, present, and future union members?  I should write a book about the aforesaid haters; they bring disgrace to the Republican Party.)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2017/04/15/janesville/
— Interest in where and when Trump may attend church services – AP  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton and in Glen Ellyn hint/imply/argue/shout that a) they dominate, if run, all the churches in Wheaton and in Glen Ellyn and b) that I am a religious hypocrite because I am not a member of any church, because I do not attend church services, because I do not give money to a church, and because I put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out every Sunday morning.  They hint/imply/argue/shout that they could and that they would stop me from a) giving money to any church, b) attending services at a church, or c) becoming a member of any church. Figuratively, if not literally, they have condemned me to HELL.  Beyond hypocritically, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton and in Glen Ellyn condone if not promote booze, gambling, pot, and/or other vices.  They talk and act like they are religious so that they can have license to sin.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/at-easter-trump-has-yet-to-find-a-church-home-in-dc/2017/04/15/fdd72e06-21a5-11e7-bb59-a74ccaf1d02f_story.html
— Trump doesn’t know much about history. It’s making his on-the-job training harder. – James Hohmann  (DIERSEN: What do you know much about?  I know much about auditing.  I worked for GAO for almost 18 years 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $94,610-$122,991. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173.  I became a Forensic Accountant in 1997, a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a licensed CPA in 1981, a Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and a CPA in 1979.  I earned a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/04/14/daily-202-trump-doesn-t-know-much-about-history-it-s-making-his-on-the-job-training-harder/58f06ba2e9b69b3a72331e84/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: New federal civil rights enforcement hire has previously said she’s against affirmative action – Joy Resmovits  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, 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.latimes.com/local/education/la-essential-education-updates-southern-report-key-devos-hire-1492199901-htmlstory.html

 

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote Islam, anti-Trumps make it clear that they will get rid of you.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/04/15/tough-times-deeper-faith/100491902/

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.

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