— 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. The next meeting of that committee is at 8:15 AM, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. I have asked that recommending passing a resolution in opposition to SB 316 and HB 2353 be put on the agenda for that meeting, that DuPage County States Attorney Robert Berlin speak at that meeting in favor of the resolution, and that the committee would vote at that meeting to recommend that the full board pass the resolution. Berlin has filed a witness slip with the State of Illinois in opposition to SB 316 and HB 2353 along with Anita Bedell, Peter Bensinger, Judy Kramer, Ralph Rivera, Kathleen Valente, Thomas Weitzel, myself, and others. – Dave Diersen
— Emanuel’s latest campaign report adds $20,000 to his legal spending tally – Bill Ruthhart
— A month after dismissing federal prosecutors, no U.S. attorneys in place at Justice Department – Sari Horwitz (DIERSEN: In Diersen v. GAO (SEE: https://gopillinois.com/documents/), the federal district court judge, the federal appellate court justices, the U.S. Attorney who represented GAO, and the U.S. Senator who appointed both the district court judge and the U.S. Attorney who represented GAO all made it extremely clear that they favor patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid.)
— The case for importing skilled foreign workers: Trump’s Kenosha doctrine is good for America – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats run the “American education system” and those Democrats focus on churning out “good little Democrats” 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.)
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: These visas are intended for use by employers when they can’t find a qualified U.S. worker to hire. Ideally, the American education system would churn out enough qualified graduates in the science/technology/engineering/math realm to fill every possible job slot. Why that’s not the case is a conversation for another day. But even if it were so, there’s reason to give employers opportunities to hire a certain number of exceptional foreigners who bring unique abilities to the table.)
— Cheers, jeers for Rep. Hultgren at forum: ‘I think he heard from us tonight’ – Linda Girardi
— Naperville loses out to Deerfield as site of new Caterpillar HQ – Erin Hegarty (DIERSEN: How strongly did the anti-Trumps in Naperville discourage Caterpillar from moving there?)
— Member of Decatur Seven elected to school board that once expelled him – Ted Gregory (DIERSEN: What did you do with your free time when you were in high school? I did yard work, delivered newspapers, and washed dishes. I used the money that I earned/saved doing yard work and delivering newspapers to buy a 1958 Chevy BelAir in 1964. I used the money that I earned/saved washing dishes to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Courtney Carson threw a punch at a high school football game on a Friday night almost two decades ago and catapulted himself from profane, drug-dealing gangbanger to national symbol of racial intolerance. The punch sparked a 17-second melee that rolled through the crowd watching the game between rivals Eisenhower and MacArthur high schools. After untangling the mess, Decatur school board members, riding the popularity of zero tolerance, expelled Carson and five other instigators — all African-American teenagers — for two years. A seventh student was allowed to withdraw rather than face expulsion.)
— Lawsuit: Naperville cops allowed woman to touch, kiss boy in squad car – Erin Hegarty
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps use O’Reilly to promote hatred of men, and especially of men who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
— Chance the Rapper among Time’s ‘most influential people’ (DIERSEN: Who are the most influential people in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, that is, who has the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? Who/what do the aforesaid use the influence and clout to promote and to destroy?)
— WYOMING, MN POLICE SET UP (humorous) ‘TRAP’ AIMED AT POT SMOKERS ON 4/20
— Joe Walsh GOP Club Fundraiser Sparks Protest Plan By Democrats, Others – Alex Nitkin
CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers hint/imply/argue/shout that virtually everyone in America is a stoner or wants to be a stoner. If you want to destroy an individual, you encourage that individual to be a stoner. If you want to destroy an organization, you encourage the members of that organization to be stoners. If you want to destroy a company, you encourage the employees of that company to be stoners. If you want to destroy a government, you encourage the officials and employees of that government to be stoners. If you want to destroy a county, you encourage the officials and citizens of that country to be stoners. If you want to destroy a race, you encourage the members of that race to be stoners.
SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— What Illinois needs is accountability, not apologists – Andy Manar
PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps use town halls to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans. Anti-Trumps are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means. Anti-Trumps are disciples of Saul Alinsky.
ROCK RIVER TIMES
— State: Mautino pleads the 5th in campaign finance case – Greg Bishop
— Mautino lawyer points finger at rivals – David Giuliani
— As Illinois budget crisis continues, people with addictions find tougher road to treatment – DURRIE BOUSCAREN (DIERSEN: Which individuals, organizations, companies, and governments work the hardest to promote addictions in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? If you promote booze, gambling, pot, and/or other vices, you promote addictions.)
— Illinois Representative Will Guzzardi pushes for $15 per hour minimum wage – Brandon Merano (DIERSEN: When you first earned $15/hour in today’s dollars, what job requirements did you have to meet? For me, they included a) being 18 years old and passing an employment test, b) having a high school diploma, c) having a driver’s license, d) passing a background check, e) passing a truck driving test, f) passing a physical examination, g) being available to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and full-time during the summers, h) owning a vehicle to make deliveries from, i) having a good driving record, j) etc.)
ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Harlan Johnson promotes hatred of everyone who does not agree with him.
— Rauner targets hate crime – Alex Camp (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote hatred of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that 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 longer than their ancestors.)
KANE COUNTY CONNECTS
— $1.286 BILLION TO BE COLLECTED IN KANE COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES THIS YEAR
ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— MAUTINO PLEADS THE FIFTH IN CAMPAIGN FINANCE CASE – Greg Bishop
— REPS. WEHRLI AND IVES CALL FOR AUDITOR GENERAL TO BE OUSTED
— THORNER: IS TUCKER UP TO KEEPING O’REILLY’S #1 CABLE NEWS RATING?
— SKILLICORN SOUNDS ALARM ABOUT STATE’S LATE ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS TO AREA SCHOOLS
— BATINICK: DEMOCRAT SPENDING PLAN IS GUARANTEED UNCERTAINTY
— Rauner then and now on abortion (DIERSEN: In Illinois, if you get elected to or appointed to a government office or a political office as a Republican, you obligate yourself to defend and advance the Illinois Republican Party platform.)
— Rauner says HB 40 is “divisive” and “we need to focus” on fixing other problems
— Hypocrisy in the Anti-O’Reilly Army – Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Fox News took Bill O’Reilly off the air after a heavy campaign to fire him led by CNN’s media unit and The New York Times. If all the charges of sexual harassment are true, his case is indefensible. That said, it’s time for his media critics to stand down. They are guilty of rank hypocrisy. These same media outlets despised the idea that Donald Trump would drag Bill Clinton’s sexual harassment lawsuits into the presidential campaign. On Jan. 8, 2016, the Times editorial staff sneered: “It is also a tired subject that few Americans want to hear more about. If Mr. Trump has not read enough, he can curl up with a copy of the Starr report.” Bizarrely, the editorial noted that Hillary Clinton had told a New Hampshire town hall questioner a month earlier that Juanita Broaddrick’s tale of rape was not to be believed. Yet it was Trump who was denounced as sexist and beyond the pale. The Times said: “His aim is to dredge up an ancient scandal and tar Mrs. Clinton with it in a clearly sexist fashion. There should be no place for that kind of politics in this country.” That is, unless it’s the top draw at Fox News, in which case it’s suddenly America’s greatest concern. On April 2, 2017, the Times published a 3,148-word front-page article lamenting “O’Reilly Thrives as Settlements Add Up.” Reporters Emily Steel and Michael Schmidt declared that their investigation found five women who received payouts from either O’Reilly or Fox “in exchange for agreeing to not pursue litigation or speak about their accusations against him. The agreements totaled about $13 million.” As they noted, the lion’s share of that total came in a $9 million settlement from 2004. That was 13 years ago, but it didn’t qualify as a “tired subject” or some “ancient scandal.” CNN relentlessly pushed for O’Reilly’s dismissal, calling up advertisers and pressuring them to take commercials off their competition. Bashing O’Reilly dominated their Sunday show “Reliable Sources” for weeks and their “news” programming after their victory. But two days after the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke in 1998, CNN aired a town hall meeting titled “Investigating the President: Media Madness?” Host Jeff Greenfield insisted that millions of Americans were “asking the press one question fraught with significance: What the hell are you people doing trying to find out what kind of sex the President of the United States might or might not be having?” Back then, it was “media madness” to investigate whether then-President Bill Clinton might be assaulting women in the workplace — the Oval Office. There was zero concern about a “culture of abuse” inside the White House. For good measure, CNN moved on to specials attacking special prosecutor Ken Starr for prudishly investigating where CNN and the rest of the press never wanted to go. It’s not only CNN and the Times that are displaying a different moral standard. Does no one find it just a wee bit ironic that disgraced Brian Williams is still doing a weeknight show on MSNBC, where he can lecture that O’Reilly was dispatched by “the power of the female consumer”? Women deserve a workplace where men don’t harass them for sex. But that’s what these sanctimonious liberal journalists care about. It just doesn’t matter how brutal the alleged rape of Juanita Broaddrick was. What matters is that Bill O’Reilly had to go. Bill Clinton is laughing.)
— Facebook Gives Staff Green Light to Protest Trump on International Worker’s Day (DIERSEN: What percent of Facebook staff 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? The percent must be extremely high.)
— Is Democracy in a Death Spiral? – Patrick J. Buchanan (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that 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 USE DEMOCRACY TO GET RID OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS, ORGANIZATIONS, COMPANIES, GOVERNMENTS, AND COUNTRIES THAT 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 longer than their ancestors. That is why 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 have bought a tremendous amount of firearms and ammunition for their self-defense.)
— Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley reschedule offer Reiterates that she will speak as planned – Victor Morton
— TREASOINOUS: Manual For Sanctuary City Advocates Lays Out How To Undermine Immigration Crackdown – Richard Pollock
— College professor: Black people are ‘screwed’ because ‘white people are in charge’ – Jon Street (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 Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Blaze promotes pot in America. If you promote pot in America, you promote the destruction of America.
— AG Jeff Sessions criticized for deriding the entire state of Hawaii over judge ruling – Carlos Garcia (DIERSEN: At what point do voters become responsible for the actions/inactions of those who they elect? At what point does everyone in a political jurisdiction become responsible for the actions/inactions of those elected to lead that political jurisdiction? Virtually everyone holds all those of German national origin responsible for WWI, WWII, and the Holocaust.)
INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Elizabeth Warren promotes hatred against 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.
CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— LOIS LERNER SHOULD BE IN JAIL – Kent Kellar (DIERSEN: One could argue that my Democrat superiors in the federal government should be in jail, but they would say that they only carried out orders from Democrat politicians. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: From Feb. 2010 until May 2012 the IRS showed Americans exactly what the weaponization of executive agencies looks like when the Obama administration directly targeted the tea party and other conservative 501(c)(4) groups for political reasons. Now over three years later, justice still has not been served. Luckily, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) and Kevin Brady (R-Texas) are seeking closure for the American people to eliminate the corruption Obama left in our country. In a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions this month, Roskam and Brady explain, “On April 9, 2014, the House Committee on Ways and Means voted to send a letter to the Department of Justice referring former IRS Exempt Organizations Division Director Lois G. Lerner for criminal prosecution… Despite this fact, and for what many believe were purely partisan reasons, the prior administration refused to review Ms. Lerner’s misconduct.” The congressmen are calling for an investigation once again to finally hold the IRS accountable for their actions.)
NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Fox News dumped O’Reilly because major advertisers dumped O’Reilly. Ever-increasingly, major advertisers make it clear that they 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 for a long time.
— Berkeley Reschedules Coulter, but She Vows to Speak on Original Date – THOMAS FULLER and STEPHANIE SAUL
— Ann Coulter Rejects Berkeley’s Bid to Reschedule Speech – Reuters
— UC Berkeley Flip-Flops on Ann Coulter, Proposes May Date – AP
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps are furious that Fox News did not get rid of O’Reilly sooner. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are furious that they a) failed to end my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship sooner than they did in 2012, b) failed to end my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership sooner than they did in 2011, c) failed to end my Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster service sooner than they did in 2010 and 2004, d) failed to end my Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership sooner than they did in 2007, and e) failed to end my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest board membership sooner than they did in 2004. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are furious that my Democrat GAO superiors a) failed to force me to retire sooner than they did in 1997, b) failed to stop me from getting promoted to GS-13 in 1986, c) failed to keep me off audits of IRS for 3 years 1986-1988, and d) failed to force me to suffer a bigger pay cut than I did ($18,847 in today’s dollars) to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are furious that my Democrat IRS superiors a) failed to stop me from getting promoted to GS-12 in 1974, to GS-11 in 1973, and to GS-9 in 1972 and b) failed to stop me from getting hired in 1971. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are furious that my Democrat Post Office superiors a) failed to force me to resign sooner than they did in 1969 and b) failed to stop me from getting hired in 1966.)
— I.R.S. Enlists Debt Collectors to Recover Overdue Taxes – JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and STACY COWLEY (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS’s Collection Division for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173.)
— Bill O’Reilly Payout Could Be as High as $25 Million – EMILY STEEL and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
— A Bronx Church’s O’Reilly Factor – JIM DWYER
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. Farmers, Who Once Fed the World, Are Overtaken by New Powers – Jesse Newman and Jacob Bunge
— Tesla’s Autopilot self-driving system slammed in lawsuit – Chris Woodyard
SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Penalties are high for Texas employers that can’t document immigrant workforce – David Hendricks
— Republican venture capitalist John Cox talks about joining the race for California Governor
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they are anti-American.
— How politically polarized media is driving our alternative realities
(FROM THE ARTICLE: These days, where Americans get their news is as different as how they vote. Researchers have found that the proliferation of news sources on cable TV and the internet has upended the relationship between news outlets and their audiences. John Yang takes us to Arizona to examine how people pic their news sources and the impact that has on how they perceive the world around them.)
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