April 15 Morning Edition

— On state tour, Rauner reiterates his agenda as Democrats line up to unseat him – Rick Pearson
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps call for thousands to march in the Loop to call for Trump’s tax returns.
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Pope feels world’s shame for treatment of immigrants. – AP  (DIERSEN: Why isn’t the Pope condemning the leaders of those countries (especially Mexico) that immigrants flee?  Why isn’t the Pope calling for the citizens of those countries (including Mexico) to stay and oust their leaders?)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps call for thousands to march in the Loop to call for Trump’s tax returns.


— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF PATEL: Tax mix-up could cost newly elected District 25 board member – Jake Griffin and Placek  (DIERSEN: Since 1978, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton have demonized, denigrated, and condemned my wife and I for not paying more real estate taxes on 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton 1978-1984 and 915 Cove Court in Wheaton 1984-present. They hint/imply/argue/shout that because we gave up trying to have children, because we did not adopt, and because we did not become foster parents, we are nasty selfish filthy rich DINKs (dual income, no kids) and even worse things, and therefore, we can and we should pay more real estate taxes.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A property tax mix-up involving new Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 board member Anisha Patel’s home resulted in her family saving more than $12,000 by paying taxes to the wrong school district since at least 2008. A Daily Herald analysis of property tax records shows the Patel family paid about $44,000 in taxes to Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 since 2008 but should have paid closer to $56,000 during that time to District 25. Researchers at Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office discovered Patel’s home was wrongly listed within District 59’s taxing boundaries even though Patel sends her children to schools in District 25. The mistake came to light after Patel won election to the District 25 board April 4. Patel and owners of two neighboring homes — and ultimately their property tax bills — are affected by the revelation.)


— Cutting Trump slack: Voters forgive reversals to a point – AP


— Who’s unsafe on campus? – Michelle Malkin


— Kinzinger aligns self with Trump – David Giuliani


— Want to improve your life? Be more like President Trump (Not kidding!) – Keith Ablow


— SESSIONS ‘WILL EVALUATE’ REQUEST TO PROBE IRS BOSS  GOP lawmakers charge Lois Lerner criminally targeted tea party – ART MOORE


— The 7 Worst Liberal Attacks on Donald Trump’s Family – John Hawkins  (DIERSEN: Democrats are nasty. Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means. Democrats are disciples of Saul Alinsky. Democrats are full of hatred.)


— Rep. Steve King: ‘Very Disappointed’ With Trump on Illegal Immigration – Cathy Burke


— Jeff Sessions Doubles Down On Trump’s Campaign Promises – Alex Pfeiffer (DIERSEN: Trump promised to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
— Universities ‘Weed Out’ Right-Wing Scholars, Says Report – David Krayden (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Those Democrats weed out federal employees who are Republican like I am, and especially those who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran like I am.)


— Beck: Trump Has No ‘Core,’ Another Republican ‘Who Said Stuff and Didn’t Mean It’ – PAM KEY


— Hiring Anti-Trump Conservative Is Part Of New York Times’ Effort To Expand Opinion – Michael Calderone, Nick Baumann  (DIERSEN: Trump has promised to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)


— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: White House to Keep Its Visitor Logs Secret – JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS  (DIERSEN: Who visits your critics/opponents?  What do those visitors say about you?)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: The Outsize Influence of Wealthy Donors – Paul Sullivan  (DIERSEN: My critic/opponents are very wealthy and they have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. Their operatives and their dupes talk and act like they have been promised lots of money, new homes, new cars, sweetheart jobs, sweetheart contracts, favorable legislation, etc. if they succeed in a) stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) getting me to resign as a Republican Precinct Committeeman. Previously, they succeeded in ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, service as the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership, GAO employment, etc.  In 1989, they might have succeeded in getting GAO to get rid of me if Congressman Henry Hyde had not intervened.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote hatred of men.
— O’Reilly’s Behavior Said to Have Helped Drive Megyn Kelly Out at Fox – EMILY STEEL and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT  (DIERSEN: If you oppose reverse discrimination and/or age discrimination, sooner or later, Democrats and RINOs will blame you for all the problems that minorities, women, younger people, etc. have had, are having, and will have.)
— A Baby or Your Money Back: All About Fertility Clinic Package Deals – RON LIEBER (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates and others who demonize, denigrate, and condemn my wife and I because we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents.)


— As Trump and Texas crack down on illegal immigration, Austin rebels – Jenny Jarvie  (DIERSEN: If/when Democrats start another Civil War like they did in 1861, they will be defeated again just like they were defeated in 1865. Democrats use illegals today like they used slaves in the past.)


— Trump White House Won’t Reveal Log of Visitors, in Break From Obama Policy – Rebecca Ballhaus  (DIERSEN: Who visits your critics/opponents?  What do those visitors say about you?)


— President Trump, Republicans get jump on 2020 White House race – Fredreka Schouten
— The President Trump effect? Democrats see early fundraising surge – Fredreka Schouten


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats work hard to unite Jews and Muslims against Republicans.


— Yes, You Can Measure White Privilege – Michael Harriot  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, that is, reverse discrimination and age discrimination.  They have always blamed me for problems that Blacks have. Since 1966 they have hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)

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.