April 2 Morning Edition

— Pritzker gives his campaign $7 million more, first check since primary win
— Poll: 50 years after MLK, civil rights goals unmet – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats blame Republicans for all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.)


— Ex-V.A. chief: I didn’t ‘resign,’ I was fired – Hope Yen (DIERSEN: Constructively, I did not ‘retire’ September 30, 1997. Constructively, my Democrat GAO superiors fired me and forced the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) to start paying me $51,864/year in today’s dollars for the rest of my life. So far, in today’s dollars, CSRS has paid me $1,063,212. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with my Democrat GAO superiors.)


— Madigan builds power from the ground up … and sometimes from the basement – Mick Dumke (DIERSEN: Is the polling place for your precinct “in the middle of” your precinct? The polling place for my precinct in not in my precinct, let alone in the middle of it.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But inside the precincts of Madigan’s district on Election Day, I had a clear look at how his political machine keeps churning along, and how it probably will for as long as he wants. The power of the most powerful politician in Illinois starts with his election operation and service delivery in his home ward. When I stepped into the basement polling place, I was greeted by an election judge who noted my surprise. “It’s not uncommon in our community,” she said. As I later learned, she was partly right. At one time, dozens of Chicago houses served as voting sites — as many as 150 in 1989, according to a Chicago Tribune article that year. Most were picked as polling places years or even decades earlier, when election officials favored locations in the middle of each precinct. That was also a time when the Democratic Machine had a tighter grip on the entire electoral process. The house on 68th Street has been used as a polling place since at least 2007, according to the available Chicago Board of Election records, but probably far longer. The owners didn’t respond to inquiries about it. By the primary this year, it was the only single-family house still used as a polling place in Chicago, records show.)
— Jeb Bush to speak at Elmhurst College forum April 18 (DIERSEN: How strongly will he demonize, denigrate, and condemn individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial with color photos of Underwood and Hultgren unethically made to look like a news article, Democrats promote Underwood.


— In a shrinking metro area, Kendall County is adding residents – JOHN PLETZ
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Why are metro Chicago’s home values so weak? – DENNIS RODKIN (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Chicago make it clear that they do not want you to buy a home in Chicago unless you 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— Another ‘grass gap’ in Chicago opens between blacks and whites on legalization – Ben Joravsky (DIERSEN: If you promote pot, you promote destruction.)
— Should the CTA be free? Why not? Making it easier for people to get to jobs, schools, and health care could save society a ton of money. – John Greenfield (DIERSEN: What else besides transportation and K-12 education should government, that is, taxpayers, provide people for “free?” Housing, food, clothing, medical care, booze, pot, entertainment, spending money, etc.?)


— MCSWEENEY: HIGH TAXES ARE DRIVING PEOPLE OUT OF ILLINOIS (DIERSEN: In addition, individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are members of the following groups drive people out of Illinois: 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.)


— Good morning! What did I miss? (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS morning edition emails had links to 39 articles on 3/24, 44 articles on 3/25, 25 articles on 3/26, 45 articles on 3/27, 47 articles on 3/28, 49 articles on 3/29, 37 articles on 3/30, 30 articles on 3/31, and 41 articles on 4/1. The GOPUSA ILLINOIS evening edition emails had links to 28 articles on 3/24, 26 articles on 3/25, 26 articles on 3/26, 37 articles on 3/27, 48 articles on 3/28, 30 articles on 3/29, 29 articles on 3/30, 25 articles on 3/31, and 22 articles on 4/1.)


— Obnoxious Liberal Overreach on Guns Gives Us a Shot at Victory in November – Kurt Schlichter


— How Chicago’s Leading Latino Progressive Bested The Democratic Party Machine “The southwest side was ripe for change,” said Jesús “Chuy” García. – Daniel Marans


— The leftist romance with lawlessness


— Hillary Clinton re-emerges as GOP’s reliable boogeyman – Eric Bradner (DIERSEN: In your precinct, how many voted for Clinton and how many voted for Trump? In my precinct, 211 voted for Clinton and only 137 voted for Trump.)


— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: In a front page top of fold editorial with two big color pictures unethically made to look like a news article, Democrats promote abolition of the Second Amendment.
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: RINOs want cheap labor. Have you ever had any bad jobs? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that they infinitely superior to me, b) that all the jobs that I had were bad jobs, c) that they have never stooped to take a bad job, and c) that they never will stoop to take a bad job. 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 assembly 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.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With forecasters expecting the unemployment rate to sink further this week, the chorus of complaints about worker shortages — from custodians to computer prodigies — has swelled. Yet companies that turn to labor recruiters like Ray Wiley tend to have an especially tough time: The jobs they offer are in out-of-way places; the work is low-paid and disagreeable; and native-born Americans, particularly white men, are generally not interested.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: TRAGIC: ‘I Can’t Stop’: Schools Struggle With Vaping Explosion – Kate Zernike


— Trump’s DACA tweetstorm speaks volumes about his presidency – James Hohmann
— Emerging Democratic Party united on liberal policies but divided on how to win – Sean Sullivan, Mike DeBonis, Paul Kane and Jenna Portnoy (DIERSEN: Democrats are united. Democrats call Republicans White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. Democrats promote dependency on government, dependency charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things. Democrats use government to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— No cake on International Fact-Checking Day. Celebrate by correcting fake news. Fact-checking is growing but there aren’t enough journalists in the world to fight fake news. We need everyone to support facts and denounce fakery. – Jane Elizabeth (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all news is fake except for the news that they put out or bless. What are your fact checking qualifications? While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403-$125,325, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880. My other fact checking qualifications include my becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a licensed CPA in 1981, a Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and a CPA in 1979.)


— Citizenship and the Census – Editorial (DIERSEN: RINOs want cheap labor.)
— Trump Suggests Any DACA Deal With Democrats Is Dead In Easter morning tweets, he also rebukes Mexico for ‘doing very little, if not NOTHING’ to stop immigrants crossing border – Andrew Ackerman


— How the Failure of a ‘Dreamer’ Deal May Tip Control of Congress – Sahil Kapur (DIERSEN: RINOs want cheap labor.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote Bost’s opponent.


— Democrats Hate Gerrymandering—Except When They Get to Do It In Maryland, New Mexico, and elsewhere, Democrats are just as guilty as the Republicans are in other states—which tells us that the real problem is deeper. – Matt Lewis (DIERSEN: Based on the success that my critics/opponents had in gerrymandering my precinct and dumping my precinct’s polling place, I suggest that elected precinct committeemen always be on guard for attempts by your critics/opponents to a) gerrymander your precinct to harm you, if not to get rid of you and b) make the polling place for your precinct as distant, as inconvenient, and as hard to find as possible.)

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.