April 2 Evening Edition

— Trump declares DACA ‘dead,’ calls for border legislation using ‘nuclear option’ – AP
— Type 2 Diabetes: Are You At Risk? – Dr. James Lengemann, Medical Director, Diabetes Services with Edward-Elmhurst Health (DIERSEN: My coming down with type 2 diabetes is a direct result of my spending so much time sitting at my computer putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out instead of exercising.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As the years go by, Americans are getting heavier and less active. These factors are directly related to the increased prevalence of diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30 million American adults – nearly 10 percent – have been diagnosed with the disease. The majority of people diagnosed with the condition have type 2 diabetes. This type of diabetes occurs when you produce insulin but your body’s cells are unable to use it as efficiently as they should. This leads to the pancreas producing extra insulin to get glucose to your cells but eventually sugar builds up in your blood instead. The main risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes include: Genetics – Your DNA can affect how your body makes insulin African-American, Native American, Asian-American or Hispanic ethnicity Being overweight or obese – a BMI over 25 (my BMI is 30), especially if you carry extra weight around your waist Inactivity Poor nutrition High blood pressure High cholesterol Even if you do not have any of the risk factors for diabetes, you could still develop the disease. In fact, we’re seeing diabetes at younger ages and in populations where it wasn’t prevalent in the past. Even if you’re not at high risk on paper, it’s important to get routine checkups with your primary care physician. He or she can evaluate your blood glucose level with a fasting blood sugar test.)


— Feds bust three for allegedly selling synthetic marijuana at West Side store


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, pot pushers use arguments that are outrageous, disgusting, and even worse things to push pot. Who will stand with me against pot? Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes talk and/or act like a) they smoke pot, b) they want to smoke pot legally, c) they want to make lots on money selling pot, and/or d) they what governments to take in lots of tax revenue from the sale pot.
— Lawmakers shouldn’t compromise on keeping salary history private – Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, you are demonized, denigrated, and condemned as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things if you do not shout a) that minorities and females are underpaid and b) that government employees are overpaid. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always shouted that I was overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: It’s a simple concept: Your current pay stub is your business when you apply for a new job. Asking applicants for a salary history helps to perpetuate wage discrimination and the gender pay gap, given women’s long history of unequal pay. Besides that, it’s a turnoff for job seekers across the board, who worry about killing their chances for an interview because they’re already making too much or too little. If an employer offers you a prestigious job that’s worth a big salary, they should pay you that salary regardless of past earnings. If you’re willing to take a pay cut because the job itself is more attractive, that’s a decision you should be able to freely make.)
— The more challengers line up to take on Emanuel for mayor, the better his odds – Laura Washington
— Republican Erika Harold breaks with Trump, Rauner on Census citizenship question – Mark Brown (DIERSEN: SEE: https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2018/03/gop-candidates-for-attorney-general-gary-grasso-and-erika-harold/ FROM THE ARTICLE: After doing research and speaking personally to both candidates, we highly recommend voting for Gary Grasso. His legal experience, independence and willingness to engage with conservative grassroots activists speaks volumes. Unfortunately, Harold has avoided publicly answering questions from conservative organizations, including failing to respond to candidate surveys from pro-life organizations in the state. It is frustrating to observe her answer questions from liberal media sources but refuse to answer questions (and questionnaires) from pro-life and pro-family groups.)
— Sinclair bid to control WGN-TV on track as ‘fake stories’ video rocks internet (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all news is fake except for news that they put out or bless.)


— Illinois pork farmer on Chinese tariffs: ‘Our worst fears seem to be coming true’ – Greg Trotter


— The prospect for partisanship in local TV news – Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the news media acts like it is anti-Trump.)
— Treasurer candidate Jim Dodge visits Palatine Township GOP Saturday
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote Democrats.


— Synthetic pot linked to Central Illinois death – CLAIRE HETTINGER


— Jason Leviskas, Consultant, Precinct Committeeman finds engagement in politics


— Primary uncharacteristically draws more Dems than GOP in Galesburg – Rebecca Susmarski


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.


— Local Worries Mount As Trump Administration Defangs Consumer Protection Agency – JUDITH VALENTE (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with businesses against consumers. They stress the lawsuits that I have filed to demonize, denigrate, and condemn me as being pro-consumer.)


— Class action suit accuses Rauner’s campaign of unlawful robocalls soliciting votes – Dan Churney


— Hildenbrand stresses need for GOP to unite behind Rauner – Glenn Minnis (DIERSEN: What does it mean “to unite behind Rauner?” Does it mean dumping those who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and/or the rest of the planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform?)




— Ives spokesperson says no talks yet with Rauner (DIERSEN: Rauner defeated Ives in the Republican primary by running against the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and other planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform. Maybe Rauner plans on defeating Pritzker in the general election by doing the same thing.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Day 13: Rauner and Ives Feud Moves into Second Month It’s no April Fool’s joke – Governor Bruce Rauner’s and state Representative Jeanne Ives’ GOP feud is moving into its second month. Thirteen days ago, Ives nearly knocked off the incumbent Rauner by running a primary campaign on his dishonesty and management failures. Now, the calendar turns to April and Rauner has still not spoken with Ives or earned the trust of her supporters. Last week, Ives demanded Rauner run ads apologizing for his dishonesty before she would endorse him. And Ives’ supporters do not sound like they are happy with Rauner’s minimal efforts of reconciliation. “The longer Bruce Rauner lets his feud with Jeanne Ives fester, the harder it will be to bring his divided party back together,” said DGA Illinois Communications Director Sam Salustro. “With his rock-bottom approval ratings, Rauner’s already damaging his failing re-election campaign by allowing this battle to enter its second month.”)
— Rauner urged to move rightward, and whacked for doing so
— Having his cake and eating it without ever baking it


— Judge rules that immigrants in U.S. custody have constitutional right to abortion


— Donald Trump: ‘Our Country Is Being Stolen’ by Illegals – CHARLIE SPIERING
— Trump Declares ‘No More DACA Deal,’ Border-Crossers Want ‘In On’ Amnesty – JOHN BINDER
— Mark Zuckerberg Proposes Facebook ‘Supreme Court’ to Rule on ‘Hate Speech’ – LUCAS NOLAN (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, everything is hate speech except for what they put out or bless.)
— Poll: 77 Percent Believe Traditional Media Guilty of Fake News – NATE CHURCH (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all news is fake except for news that they put out or bless.)


— Ingraham’s advertisers continue to bail — but the real story is who’s actually behind the boycott – Chris Enloe (DIERSEN: I should write a book about individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that boycott me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are behind the boycott. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid and/or they are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As with past Fox News advertiser boycotts, far-left media watchdog Media Matters — which was founded by longtime Clinton ally David Brock and is funded in part by George Soros — orchestrated the boycott and used the far-left’s grassroots to apply pressure on companies whose ads appear during Ingraham’s weekday program. Last Thursday, Media Matters published an article detailing which companies advertised on Ingraham’s show between March 19 and March 28, in addition to how many times an ad for each company appeared.)


— Shall We Crucify Laura Ingraham? – Craig Shirley


— Howard University Students Hold Building Hostage (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, it offered either no reimbursement for tuition for job-related college courses or just a token reimbursement. My superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government used that non-reimbursement policy to justify their not taking job-related college courses. Nevertheless, I spent a tremendous amount of my own time and my own money taking courses to earn a job-related bachelor’s degree in 1970, earning three job-related master’s degrees in 1976, 1980, and 1997, and earning two job-related professional certifications in 1979 and 1981.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Protesting Howard University students have occupied an administrative building on the college campus and have refused to leave unless their demands were met. The protests started when an anonymous blogger published an article alleging the misuse of tuition reimbursement funding for at least seven university employees, which was never made public last year.)


— Trump campaign employee sues to void nondisclosure agreement – REBECCA SAVRANSKY


— Five Democratic arguments that might resonate in the suburbs – Jennifer Rubin (DIERSEN: What do you say to Republican Party leaders in Illinois who talk and/or act like they want to win over the Democrat Party base a) by dumping the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and the rest of the planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and b) by dumping individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Democrats seem to be coming to the realization that their traditional base — single women, minorities, young voters, college-educated voters, urban dwellers — is perfectly compatible with other demographic cross-sections of America (e.g. married women, suburbanites, #NeverTrump Republicans). Moreover, occasional voters (e.g. millennials) can become spirited activists and off-year voters if given enough reason to turn out. There is no shortage of issues that can bring together all these voters. We’ll start with just five that might resonate in the suburbs, with college-educated women and with disaffected Republicans — and also, in some cases, might help turn out traditional Democratic constituents.)
— Trump administration, seeking to speed deportations, to impose quotas on immigration judges – Nick Miroff (DIERSEN: Were quotas imposed on your superiors? All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, Democrat politicians imposed quotas, goals, and targets on my superiors a) to hire, to retain, and to promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to make way for them by wasting the careers of and by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)


— U.S. Judge in Chicago: Jury Pay Raise Could Improve Diversity The chief judge for U.S. District Court in Chicago says a pay raise for federal jurors in a bill signed by President Donald Trump could improve the jury diversity. – AP (DIERSEN: This presupposes that those who are minority, female, younger, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time have less money than those who are White, male, older, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— WARREN BUFFETT’S SON HOWARD CRITICIZES TRUMP AND OBAMA FOR BORDER WALL, DRUG EPIDEMIC – BENJAMIN FEARNOW (DIERSEN: How much have you benefited from what your father did? My outstanding father died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. He fought type 1 diabetes from age 14, was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant in Chicago Heights, almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills, sent me and my brother to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete and then Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest to stay with the Missouri Synod, and did not buy a new car until he was 45 and it was a bottom of the line 2-door Chevy.)


— New York just became the first state to try to help people dodge a big change in the new GOP tax law — and it could backfire – Bob Bryan (DIERSEN: Roskam should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly. Government should encourage marriage and homeownership.)


— Lawmakers Want GAO to Take a Fresh Look at Time and Attendance Abuse – Ian Smith

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.