April 27 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps call for their supporters to boycott all pro-Trump individuals, all pro-Trump organizations, all pro-Trump companies, all pro-Trump governments, and all pro-Trump countries.  What if Trump called for his supporters to boycott all anti-Trump individuals, all anti-Trump organizations, all anti-Trump companies, all anti-Trump governments, and all anti-Trump countries?
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/glanton/ct-trump-tower-values-20170426-column.html
— Rauner’s new State Fair digs: Goats in, hunting dog out – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-morning-spin-bruce-rauner-goats-hunting-dog-story.html
— The bumpy road to adulthood for 20-somethings and 30-somethings – Robert Samuelson  (DIERSEN: When were you 18-34?  For me it was 1966-1982.  Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that if I was 34 today, I never would have been able to do the following before I was 34: a) become a licensed CPA, b) pass the Certified Internal Auditor Examination on my first attempt, c) pass the CPA examination on my first attempt, d) earn a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, an MBA from Loyola, or a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU, e) get married, f) buy real estate, g) buy new cars, h) have jobs that paid me enough to do the aforesaid, i) etc.)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-samuelson-millennials-jobs-adulthood-perspec-0427-jm-20170426-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Growing up isn’t what it used to be. There’s a yawning gap between the end of adolescence and the beginning of adulthood: a period when millions of 20-somethings and 30-somethings have many adult freedoms without all the responsibilities. Social scientists have tried — so far in vain — to name this new life-stage, but no one should question its significance. If you have doubts, a new U.S. Census Bureau study should resolve them. It compares the experiences of Americans 18 to 34 now with the same age group in the 1970s. There has been a sea change. “In prior generations, young adults were expected to have finished school, found a job, and set up their own household during their 20s — most often with their spouse and with a child soon to follow,” says the report. No more. . .The transition has been hard on some men. In 1975, only about a quarter of men 25 to 34 had incomes less than $30,000 a year. By 2016, that had risen to 41 percent. (Incomes were adjusted for inflation.) Meanwhile, millions of young women have entered the labor force, and though their median wage remains below men’s, it has increased faster than men’s.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The men of Fox News need to take a stand.”  During the 1980s and 1990s, extremely few GAO employees “took a stand” against patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination.  Instead, to keep their job and/or to get promotions, they helped GAO waste the careers of and get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/the-men-of-fox-news-need-to-take-a-stand/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Kirkland passes Baker, becomes No. 2 U.S. law firm – CLAIRE BUSHEY
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170427/NEWS04/170429886/kirkland-passes-baker-becomes-no-2-u-s-law-firm
— Why Chicago’s powerhouse economy can’t jumpstart stalled Illinois – TIM JONES
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170427/NEWS02/170429894/why-chicagos-powerhouse-economy-cant-jumpstart-stalled-illinois

 

WIBQ AM
— Rauner Wants Permission To Fire Quinn I-DOT Patronage Workers  (DIERSEN: Do you OPPOSE patronage?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes PROMOTE patronage. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat who would take the job. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
http://wibqam.com/news/articles/2017/apr/27/rauner-wants-permission-to-fire-quinn-i-dot-patronage-workers/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauners find family of foxes at Illinois State Fairgrounds residence
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170426/rauners-find-family-of-foxes-at-illinois-state-fairgrounds-residence

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Rose criticizes higher-ed budget planning, coordination – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-04-26/rose-criticizes-higher-ed-budget-planning-coordination.html

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Report Documents Alleged Patronage Hires – Cole Lauterbach  (DIERSEN: Do you OPPOSE patronage?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes PROMOTE patronage. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat who would take the job. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=242505#.WQHJaBFSRZI

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— “Mormon scholars” side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/mormon-scholars-fight-against-trump-travel-ban/700418342

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Illinois House Passes Bill That Compels State Agencies To ‘Buy American’ – TOM LISI  (DIERSEN: What do you say to individuals, to organizations, to companies, to governments, and to countries that proudly paint themselves as being anti-American?)
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-house-passes-bill-compels-state-agencies-buy-american

 

RIVERSIDE BROOKFIELD LANDMARK
— Riverside chief shut out of pot legalization hearing  Opponents will have chance to air view later, legislators say – Bob Uphues
http://www.rblandmark.com/News/Articles/4-25-2017/Riverside-chief-shut-out-of-pot-legalization-hearing/

 

RIVERSIDE PATCH
— Riverside Police Chief Takes Stand Against Marijuana Legalization  Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel has taken a stand against the legalization of marijuana. – Andrea Earnest
https://patch.com/illinois/lagrange/riverside-police-chief-takes-stand-against-marijuana-legalization

 

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— REPORT: Janice Marie Anderson 2018 Campaign Kickoff event was held Wednesday evening, April 26, 2017 at the Jalapeno Grille in Naperville. The 50+ attendees included: County: John Curran, Bob Grogan, Grant Eckhoff, Jim Healy, Don Puchalski; City of Naperville: Mayor Steve Chirico, Councilmen Kevin Coyne and Patty Gustin, (Guest Speaker) and Rebecca Obarski; City of Westmont, Trustee Steve Nero; Judges: Brennan, Gibson, Fullerton, Kleeman, Orel, Sutter and Wilson; GOP: Carl Schultz, Burt Minor, Jay Fisher, Mark Rising, Becky Rudolph; and Jim Mendrick – Sheriff Candidate.
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Fifth Amendment won’t save Mautino, Wehrli argues – Caitlin Nordahl
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511108478-fifth-amendment-won-t-save-mautino-wehrli-argues

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— 67 Percent of Americans Believe Dems are Out of Touch – Robert Eno
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2017/04/shock-poll-67-percent-of-americans-believe-dems-are-out-of-touch/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Taxing Marriage in America – Micah Clark  (DIERSEN: My wife and I have paid the “marriage penalty” big time since we got married in 1978. Few, if any, of my critics/opponents, their operatives, or their dupes have paid, are paying, or will pay the “marriage penalty.”)
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/taxing-marriage-america/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ANALYSIS: ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS RARELY KNOW HOW MUCH BILLS COST BEFORE VOTING FOR THEM  (DIERSEN: Legalizing pot in Illinois would cost Illinois many trillions of dollars and it would bankrupt the state.  The more that you expand gambling, booze, and other vices in Illinois, the more that you bankrupt Illinois.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/04/analysis-illinois-lawmakers-rarely-know-how-much-bills-cost-before-voting-for-them.html
— WHERE ARE THEY NOW? FORMER ILLINOIS SENATOR LEADS EFFORT TO END CHILD ABUSE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/04/where-are-they-now-former-illinois-senator-now-leads-effort-to-end-child-abuse.html
— IL LAWMAKERS GATHER FOR PRAYER AS KEY BILLS GO TO A VOTE  (DIERSEN: Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are churchgoers who pray that GOD would smite me down and send me straight to HELL.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/04/il-lawmakers-gather-for-prayer-as-key-bills-go-to-a-vote.html

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— Here’s a Pay Gap Worth Being Concerned About – Rachel Greszler  (DIERSEN: RINOs want cheap labor. So of course, RINOs want federal employee pay and benefits to be cut. RINOs want cheap labor.)
http://dailysignal.com/2017/04/27/heres-a-pay-gap-worth-being-concerned-about/
— Federal Agencies Spent $13.5 Million on Vehicles They May Not Use – Ethan Barton
http://dailysignal.com/2017/04/27/federal-agencies-spent-13-5-million-on-vehicles-they-may-not-use/

 

DAILY CALLER
— VA Secretary: New Office To Fire Bad Employees Will Cost A Bunch Of Money – Jonah Bennett  (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, the Democrats who run the federal government wasted my career and forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old solely because I was a “bad employee.”  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are Democrats, Democrat plants, Libertarians, Libertarian plants, Greens, Green plants, or RINOs.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/26/va-secretary-new-office-to-fire-bad-employees-will-cost-a-bunch-of-money/

 

GOPUSA
— Illegals thwart immigration laws with help from lawyers, judges, educators  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they are anti-American.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=23449
— Media’s 100 Days of Anti-Trump Hostility
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=23527

 

FEDERALIST
— Dartmouth Study Finds Democrats Are The Least Tolerant Students On Campus – Bre Payton
http://thefederalist.com/2017/04/26/dartmouth-study-finds-democrats-least-tolerant-students-campus/#.WQEiJUV-AXw.facebook

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE: In Ann Coulter’s Speech Battle, Signs That Conservatives Are Emboldened – JEREMY W. PETERS
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/26/us/politics/ann-coulter-university-of-california-berkeley.html
— New York Braces for Trump’s First Return as President – SARAH MASLIN NIR
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/26/nyregion/new-york-braces-for-trumps-first-return-as-president.html
— Do Women Have to Register for the Draft? No. But Misinformation Spreads. – LINDA QIU  (DIERSEN: Employers have always been reluctant to hire, retain, or promote those who are subject to the draft. My father died suddenly in October of 1969.  Potential employers doubted that my application for a financial hardship deferment to help support my mother and brother would be approved.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/26/us/politics/fact-check-women-register-for-draft.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s five biggest deficiencies are on full display.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2017/04/26/trumps-five-biggest-deficiencies-are-on-full-display/

 

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: What happened to the draftees who stepped forward the day Muhammad Ali stood still? – Rick Hampson  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  Democrats are nasty.  Because I avoided the draft with student deferments 1966-1970 and with a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and dupes have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me a being privileged, a patriotic hypocrite, a coward, and even worse things.  They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or 4-F.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/04/26/what-happened-draftees-who-stepped-forward-the-day-muhammad-ali-stood-still/100840890/
— Wall Street to Millennials: Don’t fear the stock market  SURVEYS SHOW THIS YOUNG GENERATION FEARS STOCKS AND HAS LITTLE SAVED FOR RETIREMENT, BUT THERE ARE SIGNS OF A SHIFT. – Adam Shell
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2017/04/26/millennials-and-investing/100559680/

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Success Not Guaranteed  Chicago Public Schools students deserve better than a requirement for their post-high school plans. – Angela Hanks and Antoinette Flores  (DIERSEN: To be successful in the federal government, you need to be Democrat, and if you really want to be successful, you help your superiors get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.usnews.com/opinion/knowledge-bank/articles/2017-04-26/post-high-school-plan-wont-ensure-chicago-public-schools-students-success

 

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps want cheap labor.  Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps a) glorify and praise foreign countries and their citizens and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn America and its citizens.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbessmallbiztalks/2017/04/27/how-hiring-refugees-slashed-turnover-at-denvers-lr-pallet/#6235fb9b2e98
— Meet The Conservative Republican Who’s Trying To Torpedo Tort Reform – Daniel Fisher (DIERSEN: If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would a) have all the defendants in the all lawsuits that I have filed viciously demonize me, viciously denigrate me, and viciously condemn me, b) shout that the lawsuits had no merit, were not supported by any facts, were frivolous, should not have been filed, and were pure harassment, and c) shout that I am litigious and even worse things.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2017/04/27/meet-the-conservative-republican-whos-trying-to-torpedo-tort-reform/#27f7e39636d5

 

SOCIALIST WORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn America.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/04/27/history-of-cruelty-in-a-nation-of-immigrants

 

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE: 914 James Court, Wheaton – $399,900
https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/wheaton-il/1_fs/X1-SS1apc9gppw622z_3o1g1_sse/4447917_zpid/

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.