April 19 Morning Edition

NBC NEWS
— Homeland Secretary John Kelly: Marijuana is a ‘Dangerous Gateway Drug’ – ANDREW RAFFERTY
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/homeland-sec-kelly-marijuana-dangerous-gateway-drug-n747901
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly Tuesday called marijuana a “gateway drug” and vowed his agency will uphold federal laws against its possession, a sterner message than he delivered on the topic just last week. “Let me be clear about marijuana. It is a potentially dangerous gateway drug that frequently leads to the use of harder drugs,” Kelly said during a speech about his agency’s mission at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. “Its use and possession is against federal law and until the law is changed by the United States Congress, we in DHS, along with the rest of the federal government, are sworn to uphold all the laws that are on the books,” he added.)

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago law firms cultivate marijuana practices – Ally Marotti  (DIERSEN: If you promote pot in Illinois, you promote the destruction of Illinois.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-medical-marijuana-lawyers-0420-biz-20170418-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot promoters promote pot in America.  If you promote pot in America, you promote the destruction of America.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-canada-legal-marijuana-investments-20170418-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF TESSA NEWMAN IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Teen hopeful Naperville North petition will bring change – Suzanne Baker  (DIERSEN: Students should be advised that if you are a Republican, or if you become a Republican — Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will use against you everything that you did or did not do while you were a student.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-203-naperville-petition-writer-st-0419-20170418-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the essay, Tessa said students often are pushed to take college-prep and Advance Placement courses and to participate in multiple extracurricular activities in leadership roles to improve their chances of getting into the best colleges. Students who don’t follow that path or who don’t excel are often looked down upon, and Tessa called out the school community to “stop paving the one true path to success.”)
— FRONT PAGE: Trump’s ‘Buy American, Hire American’ plan short on particulars – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz and Lauren Zumbach  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they want to ‘buy foreign, hire foreign.’)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20170419/281517930997077

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Bolingbrook mayor Roger Claar holds on for 9th term after Trump backlash – Mitchell Armentrout
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/bolingbrook-mayor-holds-on-for-9th-term-after-trump-backlash/
— Aldermen vent at CPS as June 1 closing date draws closer – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/aldermen-vent-at-cps-as-june-1-closing-date-draws-closer/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Rep. Randy Hultgren gets jeers, cheers at St. Charles forum – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170418/rep-randy-hultgren-gets-jeers-cheers-at-st-charles-forum
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Spending per student ranges from $8,500 to $32,000 in suburbs – Jake Griffin  (DIERSEN: In today’s dollars, I wonder how much the Crete-Monee School District spent per student while my brother and I attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete and then Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest during the 1950s and 1960s.  If it was the suburban average of $14,456 in today’s dollars, my parents saved the Crete-Monee School District $260,208 in today’s dollars.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170419/spending-per-student-ranges-from-8500-to-32000-in-suburbs
— Suit claims Kane County clerk unlawfully collected fees – Harry Hitzeman
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170416/news/170419034/
— Worse than racists – Walter E. Williams  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a minority in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a minority could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a minority in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted minorities in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a minority in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a minority in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a minority could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20170419/worse-than-racists

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Durbin to Trump: it takes two to tango – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170419/BLOGS02/170419848

 

ABC7
— HEARING ON CPS LAWSUIT AGAINST ILLINOIS, RAUNER COULD DETERMINE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – Laura Podesta
http://abc7chicago.com/education/hearing-on-cps-lawsuit-against-illinois-rauner-could-determine-last-day-of-school/1891278/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot promoters promote pot in America.  If you promote pot in America, you promote the destruction of America.
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/melissa-etheridge-smokes-weed-with-her-adult-kids/693755413

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti honors McHenry County for service-sharing cost saving – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/04/18/lt-gov-evelyn-sanguinetti-honors-mchenry-county-for-service-sharing-cost-saving/auyc9w0/
— McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks says life threatened on blog post comments
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/04/07/mchenry-county-board-chairman-jack-franks-says-life-threatened-on-blog-post-comments/ay0bmx6/

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauners blast Rauner.
http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-rauner-flies-white-flag-in-q-c/article_c80028b1-8671-5153-9e98-f6da45384ca8.html

 

PEKIN TIMES
— DIRERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Rauner says “Bring back Jim Edgar.”
http://www.pekintimes.com/opinion/20170419/nowlan-bring-back-jim-edgar

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote Islam.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNM-HJVrwYQ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
http://nprillinois.org/post/sen-elizabeth-warrens-call-action-fight-will-take-everybody#stream/0

 

SOUTHERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauners call for tax increases.  “Get a budget done” is code for increasing taxes on Republicans.
http://thesouthern.com/news/opinion/voice-of-the-southern/voice-of-the-southern-time-s-up-get-a-budget/article_515cb515-0f80-552a-bd6a-f6dc791a8322.html

 

PEORIA STANDARD
— Rauner plays to local crowd in Peoria – Ruth de Jauregui
http://peoriastandard.com/stories/511104828-rauner-plays-to-local-crowd-in-peoria

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Stop the Anemic Responses to School Indoctrination Days – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/stop-anemic-responses-glsens-day-silence/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot promoters promote pot in America.  If you promote pot in America, you promote the destruction of America.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/18/83-percent-americans-favor-legalizing-medical-weed/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Nevada Sec. State: DMV Instructed Employees To Register Non-Citizens To Vote – Kerry Picket
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/17/nevada-sec-state-dmv-instructed-employees-to-register-non-citizens-to-vote/

 

THE BLAZE
— Black separatist kills three in Fresno, yells ‘Allahu Akbar’ at police – Carlos Garcia
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/04/18/black-separatist-kills-three-in-fresno-yells-allahu-akbar-at-police/
— Bill O’Reilly statement blasts far-left ‘brutal campaign of character assassination’ – Carlos Garcia  (DIERSEN: Who are the lead character assassinators in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/04/18/bill-oreilly-statement-blasts-far-left-brutal-campaign-of-character-assassination/

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Taxpayers Potentially Paid Thousands of Union Officials  New bill would prevent full-time union workers from getting taxpayer-funded bonuses, pensions – Bill McMorris  (DIERSEN: One could argue that bad management promotes unionization. GAO unionized in 2007.  If GAO had been unionized in 1997, I might still be a GAO employee.)
http://freebeacon.com/issues/report-taxpayers-potentially-paid-thousands-union-officials/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Estimated 700 federal employees do only union work – Sean Higgins (DIERSEN: One could argue that bad management promotes unionization. GAO unionized in 2007.  If GAO had been unionized in 1997, I might still be a GAO employee.)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/estimated-700-federal-employees-do-only-union-work/article/2620611

 

CNN
— CNN Completely Ignores Anti-White Fresno Murders – Chuck Ross  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, CNN acts as an arm of the Democrat Party.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/18/cnn-completely-ignores-anti-white-fresno-murders/
— Kinzinger calls on Trump to release tax returns – Elissa Nunez
http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/18/politics/kinzinger-trump-tax-returns-cnntv/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot promoters promote pot in America.  If you promote pot in America, you promote the destruction of America.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/04/19/11-charts-that-show-marijuana-has-truly-gone-mainstream/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: FRONT PAGE: Anti-Trumps say “Bill O’Reilly’s Future at Fox Grows Dim as the Murdochs’ Support Erode.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/18/business/media/fox-bill-oreilly.html

 

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial with a big color picture unethically made to look like a news article, anti-Trumps glorify and praise DREAMers.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/04/18/first-protected-dreamer-deported-under-trump/100583274/
— Liberals went off the deep end on immigration  Loose rhetoric from advocates and the left distorted the debate during the Obama years. – Saritha Prabhu
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/nation-now/2017/04/17/liberals-went-off-deep-end-immigration-column/100548156/
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: The USA can learn from these foreign health care systems – Jane Onyanga-Omara
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/04/18/foreign-health-care-systems-united-states/100115642/
— How to fix America’s broken retirement system – Michael Molinski
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/retirement/2017/04/19/how-fix-americas-broken-retirement-system/100185208/

 

DENVER POST
— Hating the IRS this Tax Day? Blame Abe Lincoln (and maybe the New York Times)  Many don’t remember recall Lincoln’s seminal role in creating the country’s most despised and vilified government agency: The IRS – MICHAEL S. ROSENWALD  (DIERSEN: To encourage everyone to hate me, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always stressed that I worked for IRS for almost 9 years.)
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/04/19/tax-day-internal-revenue-service-abraham-lincoln/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— White House Pushes Link Between Immigrants and Crime – Beth Reinhard and  Aruna Viswanatha  (DIERSEN: Unless you glorify and praise immigrants, anti-Trumps viciously demonize you, viciously denigrate you, and viciously condemn you as being a racist, a sexist, a bigot, and even worse things.  I should write a book about anti-Trumps in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-pushes-link-between-immigrants-and-crime-1492552420
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-O’Reilly says “Fox Is Preparing to Cut Ties With Bill O’Reilly.  Popular host has been implicated in a sexual-harassment scandal.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fox-is-preparing-to-cut-ties-with-bill-oreilly-1492566611
— How the GOP Could Nudge the Uninsured Toward Coverage  Automatically enroll many Americans in no-premium, high-deductible policies unless they opt out. – James C. Capretta and Lanhee J. Chen  (DIERSEN: I have paid health insurance premiums since 1970.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-the-gop-could-nudge-the-uninsured-toward-coverage-1492555423

 

TIME
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot promoters promote pot in America.  If you promote pot in Ameruca, you promote the destruction of America.
http://time.com/4745692/marijuana-drive-through-parachute-colorado-weed/

 

INC.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot promoters promote pot in America.  If you promote pot in America, you promote the destruction of America.
https://www.inc.com/magazine/201705/maria-aspan/flying-high.html

 

FISCAL TIMES
— Here’s Why Trump Should Forget the Wall and Push for E-Verify – Liz Peek
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2017/04/19/Here-s-Why-Trump-Should-Forget-Wall-and-Push-E-Verify

 

DAILY MAIL
— ‘I hate white people’: What man screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ told police after he was arrested for randomly shooting dead three people on the streets of Fresno, California – ANNA HOPKINS
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4422714/1-killed-2-hurt-shooting-downtown-Fresno-California.html

 

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— Should Journalists Be Allowed to Participate in Political Events If They Aren’t Covering Them? – Sean Stroh (DIERSEN: ANSWER: Yes, but only if they are a member of a political party.  I am a member of the Republican Party.)
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/columns/critical-thinking-should-journalists-be-allowed-to-participate-in-political-events-if-they-arent-covering-them/

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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