April 18 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The only legitimate reason to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails is to get information a) to help defend and advance the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and b) to help elect and reelect Republican candidates. If you promote pot, you should not claim to be religious, conservative, or Republican. If you promote pot, feel free to unsubscribe to this email. If you are religious, conservative, and/or Republican, please join Anita Bedell, Robert Berlin, Ralph Rivera, Kathleen Valente, me, and others and file a opposition witness slip to the hearing at noon tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in room C-600, 6th Floor, Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 North LaSalle Street, Chicago. Instructions for filing a witness slip are at:
https://illinoisfamily.org/uncategorized/lawmakers-want-put-pot-shops-neighborhood/  If at all possible, please attend the hearing.  I will be there. Further, please join me in encouraging the 18 members of the DuPage County Board to pass a resolution ASAP in opposition to legalizing pot for recreational use in Illinois, SB 316 and HB 2353, and especially the 12 members of its Judicial & Public Safety Committee: Grant Eckhoff, Chair, Robert L. Larsen, Vice Chair, John Curran, Peter DiCianni, Amy L. Grant, Gary Grasso, James D. Healy, Tonia Khouri, Sean T. Noonan, Donald E. Puchalski, Sam Tornatore, and James F. Zay. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

CBS2
— Trump Signs ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Order In Wisconsin – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/04/18/trump-signs-buy-american-hire-american-order-in-wisconsin/

 

NBC5
— Trump Discusses Manufacturing, Signs Executive Order in Wisconsin
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Trump-to-Travel-to-Wisconsin-Tuesday-419621073.html
— California Secession Bid Dies With Leader Moving to Russia  Louis Marinelli’s ties to Russia “prevented Yes California from getting any serious money,” a board member of another group said – Don Thompson
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Calexit-Backers-Withdraw-2018-California-Independence-Bid-419654134.html

 

ABC7
— TRUMP SIGNS IMMIGRATION LABOR ORDER DURING WISCONSIN VISIT – Jessica D’Onofrio and Sarah Schulte
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-signs-immigration-labor-order-during-wisconsin-visit/1887211/
— RAUNERS MOVE OUT OF ILL. EXECUTIVE MANSION DURING RENOVATIONS – Judy Hsu
http://abc7chicago.com/home/rauners-move-out-of-ill-executive-mansion-during-renovations/1889272/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Ethics chief blasts aldermen for pushing ‘unhealthy secrecy’ – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/ethics-chief-blasts-aldermen-for-pushing-unhealthy-secrecy/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Socialists promote socialists.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/for-illinois-a-better-way-than-paying-more-for-less/
— Trump targets visa program for highly skilled workers – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-targets-visas-program-for-highly-skilled-workers/
— Mike Madigan shells out big money for Cubs tickets – Shia Kapos
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/kapos-mike-madigan-shells-out-big-money-for-cubs-tickets/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Challenger concedes to Bolingbrook incumbent mayor Roger Claar in race where Trump was issue – Alicia Fabbre
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/will-county/news/ct-bolingbrook-vote-count-0419-20170418-story.html
— Trump returns to ‘America first’ message in Kenosha speech – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-donald-trump-kenosha-visit-met-0419-20170418-story.html
— While Rauner picks at workers’ comp, 2 grand bargains fade – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-rauner-workers-comp-grand-bargain-budget-perspec-0419-md-20170418-column.html
— Obama legacy means increased early childhood options in south suburbs — for now – Ted Slowik  (DIERSEN: What early childhood options did your parents have?  Because my father earned enough money during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s that my mother could stay home and raise my brother and I and send us to Missouri Synod Lutheran grade schools, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being born with a silver spoon in my mouth and that I have always been privileged.  We lived in Crete.  Neither of my outstanding parents attended college.  My mother never attended high school.  My father worked in the office of a chemical factory and almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills.  When he died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 years old, he was earning about $40,000/year in today’s dollars.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-early-childhood-st-0419-20170418-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump asks “Is Trump to blame for violence at his rallies?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-trump-rally-violence-lawsuit-bamberger-page-perspec-0419-md-20170418-story.html
— Moody’s downgrades NEIU, warns of credit declines for 6 schools – Dawn Rhodes
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-illinois-universities-credit-rating-20170418-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Fearless Girl statute promotes hatred of those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-fearless-girl-statue-bull-new-york-edit-0419-md-20170418-story.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— 5 things to know about Illinois abortion bill HB40 – KRISTEN SCHORSCH
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170418/NEWS03/170419866/5-things-to-know-about-illinois-abortion-bill-hb40

 

DAILY HERALD
— Narrow margin stands as voters approve District 41 construction plan – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170418/narrow-margin-stands-as-voters-approve-district-41-construction-plan

 

DNA INFO
— Meet Conservative Firebrand Joe Walsh At A GOP Club Fundraiser Friday – Alex Nitkin
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170418/jefferson-park/joe-walsh-northwest-side-gop-club-fundraiser-chicago-republicans

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Executive Mansion restoration campaign nears $15M goal – Tim Landis
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170418/executive-mansion-restoration-campaign-nears-15m-goal

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Shimkus, Davis both sitting on hefty war chests for 2018 – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-04-18/shimkus-davis-both-sitting-hefty-war-chests-2018.html

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Davis declines Illinois Wesleyan town hall invitation – LENORE SOBOTA
http://herald-review.com/news/local/education/davis-declines-illinois-wesleyan-town-hall-invitation/article_900d8ccb-6498-5051-a046-0dbd05201f0e.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump shatters fundraising record with $107 million for inauguration  Money paid for 20 events during extravaganza – THEODORE SCHLEIFER
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-shatters-fundraising-record-with-107-million-for-inauguration/693897202
— The president always gets audited (and the veep too)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/business/the-president-always-gets-audited-and-the-veep-too/693441004

 

ALTON TRELEGRAPH
— Trump breaks another promise – John J. Dunphy
http://thetelegraph.com/opinion/100457/dunphy-trump-breaks-another-promise

 

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow about their success in polarizing the Ivanka Trump brand
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35172636/retailers-try-to-grapple-with-polarizing-ivanka-trump-brand

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-issues-lgbt-time-trump-1

 

BOLINGBROOK PATCH
— After Trump-Focused Bolingbrook Election, Challenger Concedes to Roger Claar  Will County Board member Jackie Traynere admitted defeat on Tuesday. – Shannon Antinori
https://patch.com/illinois/bolingbrook/after-trump-focused-bolingbrook-election-challenger-concedes-claar

 

WUWM
— Hundreds Protest, Support Trump Outside Kenosha Appearance – MARTI MIKKELSON
http://wuwm.com/post/hundreds-protest-support-trump-outside-kenosha-appearance#stream/0

 

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Trump on the right track with this executive order – Editorial
http://www.jsonline.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/04/18/editorial-trump-right-track-executive-order/100610120/

 

CHICAGO READER
— Students at Northeastern pay the price for Illinois’s budget failures  The state university is the latest victim of the two-year budget stalemate. – Ben Joravsky
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/northeastern-university-illinois-budget-impasse-rauner/Content?oid=26245287

 

STATE OF ILLINOIS
— LIVE VIDEO: Legalization of Marijuana Hearing at noon, Wednesday, April 19
http://www.ilga.gov/houseaudvid.asp#

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— TAX DAY 2017: WHERE DOES ILLINOIS’ $38.1 BILLION IN TAX REVENUE COME FROM? – Craig Lesner
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/tax-day-2017-where-does-illinois-38-1-billion-in-tax-revenue-come-from/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Cultural Marxism Explained in 7 Minutes – Josephy T. Salerno
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/cultural-marxism-explained-7-minutes/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner and his wife give big to Planned Parenthood as Rauner threatens abortion bill veto
https://capitolfax.com/2017/04/18/rauner-and-his-wife-give-big-to-planned-parenthood-as-rauner-threatens-abortion-bill-veto/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Border wall could stretch 1,827 miles, cost nearly $70 billion: Democrats – Stephen Dinan
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/18/border-wall-could-stretch-1827-miles-dems/

 

FOX NEWS
— Where your taxes will go in 2017 – Brian Riedl  (DIERSEN. Since 1997, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have stressed that I get a Civil Service Retirement System pension, currently, $50,856/year.  For 2017, they will stress that 3.6% of what the federal government will spend will be for federal pensions.)
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/04/18/where-your-taxes-will-go-in-2017.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Washington will spend this year’s $31,154 per household as follows: . . . Federal employee retirement benefits: $1,120.)

 

GOPUSA
— How the Media Try to Lay Waste to the Trump Administration
http://www.gopusa.com/how-the-media-try-to-lay-waste-to-the-trump-administration/
— NY Times Gives Platform to Imprisoned Killer to Attack Israel, Conceals Background
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=23202

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Fallacy of ‘Openness and Tolerance’ – Paul Pauker
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/04/the_fallacy_of_openness_and_tolerance.html

 

DAILY CALLER
— Napolitano: ‘It Shouldn’t Be Newsworthy’ That Gov. Is Enforcing Immigration Laws – Christian Datoc
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/18/napolitano-it-shouldnt-be-newsworthy-that-gov-is-enforcing-immigration-laws-video/
— Donald Trump’s Latest Executive Order Aims To Make Companies ‘Hire American’ – Kaitlan Collins  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would agree that the jobs that I held 1962-1997 were so bad that neither they nor any citizen of a foreign country would take them.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/17/donald-trumps-latest-executive-order-aims-to-make-companies-hire-american/
— American Totalitarianism Wears A Black Mask – Moses Apostaticus
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/18/american-totalitarianism-wears-a-black-mask/

 

BREITBART
— Tax Day Justice: DOJ Investigation of Lois Lerner Called for by Ways and Means Chairman – BOB PRICE
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/04/18/tax-day-justice-doj-investigation-lois-lerner-called-ways-means-chairman/
— Washington Post: Trump Voters ‘Motivated by Racism’ in November Elections – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump supports more strongly than Hitler demonized, denigrated, and condemned the Jews.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/18/washpo-accuses-trump-voters-of-racism-in-november-elections/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— A fragile hope in Ford Heights – Salena Zito
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/a-fragile-hope-in-ford-heights/article/2620167

 

ABC NEWS
— President Trump signs executive order targeting foreign work visas – KATHERINE FAULDERS and ADAM KELSEY (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would agree that the jobs that I held 1962-1997 were so bad that neither they nor any citizen of a foreign country would take them.)
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/president-trump-sign-executive-order-targeting-foreign-work/story?id=46852992

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Suburban Chicago Trump Backer Beats Challenger by 151 Vote  Bolingbrook mayor Roger Claar whose support for Donald Trump ignited a tougher-than-expected re-election campaign has narrowly defeated his Democratic challenger. – AP
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2017-04-18/suburban-chicago-trump-backer-beats-challenger-by-151-votes

 

BLOOMBERG
— Illinois’s Seven Universities Face Downgrades Over Budget Morass – Elizabeth Campbell
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-18/illinois-s-seven-universities-face-downgrades-over-budget-morass

 

FED SMITH
— Tax Freedom Day is April 23rd – Ian Smith
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/04/18/tax-freedom-day-april-23rd/

 

THE GUARDIAN
— Donald Trump to overhaul H-1B visa program that admits foreign workers  Temporary worker visa that brings tens of thousands to US annually will be revamped to address alleged abuses, as Trump plays to American working-class – David Smith  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would agree that the jobs that I held 1962-1997 were so bad that neither they nor any citizen of a foreign country would take them.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/17/donald-trump-temporary-worker-h1b-visa-executive-order

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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