April 16 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Commissioners who took Cubs’ ticket offer violated rules, county watchdog says – John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-cubs-world-series-tickets-county-commissioners-met-20170414-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— St. Charles 303 superintendent trades vacation for 3½ years of insurance – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170414/news/170419177/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Township collector: public service or ‘dinosaur’? – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170415/bernard-schoenburg-township-collector-public-service-or-dinosaur

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Normal Township board ready for culture change – Derek Beigh
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/government-and-politics/normal-township-board-ready-for-culture-change/article_f0999d97-0731-5f95-870c-0a920e81dc4c.html

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Sen. Dan McConchie floats Illinois budget without new taxes, ponders ongoing stalemate – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/04/14/sen-dan-mcconchie-floats-illinois-budget-without-new-taxes-ponders-ongoing-stalemate/a4uyyd7/

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— As tax day draws near, numbers tell real story – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2017-04-16/jim-dey-tax-day-draws-near-numbers-tell-real-story.html

 

RIVER CITIES’ READER
— Media Gives Rauner a Pass on His Tour – Rich MIller
http://www.rcreader.com/commentary/media-gives-rauner-tour-a-pass

 

WSIL TV
— VERY SAD: Tax Day demonstrators demand Trump release taxes – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35160054/tax-day-demonstrators-demand-trump-release-taxes

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote Saturday Night Live and Melissa McCarthy
http://nprillinois.org/post/melissa-mccarthys-spicey-has-easter-message-shut-so-i-can-apologize#stream/0

 

CHICAGOIST
— VERY SAD: Photos: All These People Want Trump To Release His Tax Returns
http://chicagoist.com/2017/04/16/tax_day_protest_trump_chicago.php#photo-1

 

CHICAGO PATCH
— VERY SAD: Chicago Trump Tax Protest: Marchers Do ‘Chicken Dance’ Over President’s Tax Returns  Demonstrators demanded Trump release his tax records at a rally and march Saturday that featured a 30-foot inflatable chicken. – Joe Vince
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/chicago-trump-tax-protest-marchers-do-chicken-dance-over-presidents-tax-returns

 

HOMER GLEN PATCH
— Lt. Governor Celebrates Homer Glen for Sharing Services  Homer Glen was honored by the Lt. Gov. because of the partnership between Homer Township Road District and the Village of Homer Glen. – Andrea Earnest
https://patch.com/illinois/homerglen-lockport/lt-governor-celebrates-homer-glen-sharing-services

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— City of Naperville Advisory Commission on Disabilities met Feb. 1. – Wadi Reformado  (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO in its Chicago office 1980-1997, I supervised all the office’s disabled employees at one time or another.)
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511079025-city-of-naperville-advisory-commission-on-disabilities-met-feb-1

 

DAILY CALLER
— Taking The Vote Away From White Men Isn’t A Joke In South Africa – Scott Greer  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote hatred of White men.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/15/taking-the-vote-away-from-white-men-isnt-a-joke-in-south-africa/

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— Networks Parrot Demands of Liberal Tax Day Protests; Smeared Tea Party Events Eight Years Ago – Curtis Houck
http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2017/04/15/networks-parrot-demands-liberal-tax-day-protesters-smeared-tea

 

COMMENTARY MAGAZINE
— Democrats Are Becoming All They Claim to Hate  The Democratic Party’s strategic incoherence is a risky gamble. – NOAH ROTHMAN
https://www.commentarymagazine.com/politics-ideas/liberals-democrats/democratic-party-lost-mind-mimic-gop/

 

THE HILL
— Trump frays nerves on both sides of immigration fight – RAFAEL BERNAL
http://thehill.com/latino/328853-trump-frays-nerves-on-both-sides-of-immigration-fight
— Today’s celebrity activism proves Trump’s point about crooked media – CHRISTIAN TOTO
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/media/328967-todays-celebrity-activism-only-proves-trumps-point-about-crooked
— Anti-Trump energy poses recruiting dilemma for Dems – LISA HAGEN
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/328926-anti-trump-energy-poses-recruiting-dilemma-for-dems

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: Mexican Deportees, Once Ignored Back Home, Now Find ‘Open Arms’ – ELISABETH MALKIN  (DIERSEN: Constructively, Mexico had declared war on America because it illegally sends many millions of its citizens into America illegally, because it illegally keeps many millions of its citizens in America illegally, and because it illegally sends many mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/15/world/americas/mexico-deportees-welcome.html
— Want to Resist Trump or Make America Great Again? These People Switched Careers – DAVID GELLES  (DIERSEN: To justify their forcing me to take an $18,847 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, my Democrat GAO superiors painted the transfer as being a career switch.  They ignored the fact that much of what I had done working for IRS during the almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173, was similar to what I would do working for GAO.  They ignored the fact that I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, that I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, and that I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting at DePaul. The Democrats at GAO would not have done the aforesaid if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, younger, and/or a veteran.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/13/business/want-to-resist-trump-or-make-america-great-again-these-people-switched-careers.html
— When a Potential Employer Seems Unnervingly Nosy – ROB WALKER (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal 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 let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and d) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/jobs/workologist-job-search.html
— President Carter, Am I a Christian? – Nicholas Kristolf  (DIERSEN: In Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes determine who is a Christian and who is not. According to them, to be a Christian, you must be a member of a Christian church, you must regularly attend services at that church, you must give lots of money to that church.  But further, according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, you must glorify and praise them, you must pander to them, and you must serve as one of their operatives or dupes.  Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes condone if not promote booze, gambling, pot, and/or other vices. They talk and act like they are churchgoers so that they can have a license to sin.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/15/opinion/sunday/president-carter-am-i-a-christian.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who want to destroy Canada push pot in Canada.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/15/opinion/sunday/canada-but-not-jeff-sessions-moves-boldly-on-marijuana.html
— What Kind of Pet Should Donald Trump Get? – ALEX BEAM  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes talk and act like they own pit bulls.  They focus on destroying individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/15/opinion/sunday/what-kind-of-pet-should-donald-trump-get.html
— FRONT PAGE: BEYOND TRAGIC: Marijuana Goes Industrial in California – THOMAS FULLER  (DIERSEN: If you want to destroy a country, state, county, township/ward, municipality, or precinct, you push pot in that country, state, county, township/ward, municipality, or precinct.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/15/us/california-marijuana-industry-agriculture.html

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/anti-trump-easter-awakening-article-1.3056807

 

WKOW
— Professor sues Wal-Mart over ‘clean toilets’ description – AP  (DIERSEN: What bad jobs have you had? If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assemble line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
http://www.wkow.com/story/35158969/professor-sues-wal-mart-over-clean-toilets-description
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Montana State University professor is suing Wal-Mart for libel after he says an employee at the Bozeman store listed his occupation on a fishing license as a “toilet cleaner.” Gilbert Kalonde, assistant professor of technology education at MSU, filed the suit this past week in Gallatin County District Court. Kalonde is seeking unspecified damages. Wal-Mart spokesman Ragan Dickens told The Associated Press: “To our knowledge an administrative process to resolve this with Dr. Kalonde is ongoing. We’ve not been served with the lawsuit, but we take the claims seriously and will respond appropriately with the court.” According to the complaint, Kalonde bought a state fishing license in April 2015, showing the Wal-Mart employee identification of his employment at MSU. But the Wal-Mart employee entered “clean toilets” into the state database as Kalonde’s occupation. The suit contends Wal-Mart exposed Kalonde to “hatred, contempt, ridicule” through the incident.)

 

THE ATLANTIC
— How American Muslims Are Trying to Take Back Their Government  With Trump in office, some people are experimenting with a new form of civic engagement: running for local office. – EMMA GREEN (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote those who they want to take over America, that is, 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/04/american-muslims-running-for-office/522585/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Half of Americans Will Celebrate Easter in Church  (DIERSEN: In Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes determine who is a Christian and who is not. According to them, to be a Christian, you must be a member of a Christian church, you must regularly attend services at that church, you must give lots of money to that church.  But further, according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, you must glorify and praise them, you must pander to them, and you must serve as one of their operatives or dupes.  Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes condone if not promote booze, gambling, pot, and/or other vices.  They talk and act like they are churchgoers so that they can have a license to sin.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/holidays/april_2017/half_of_americans_will_celebrate_easter_in_church

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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