April 30 Morning Edition

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “At 100 Days in, Trump Seems Both Outsider and Insider.”
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/President-Donald-Trump-Pennsylvania-Harrisburg-Campaign-Style-Rally-420818483.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Edward E. McNally, Trump’s top candidate for N.Y. prosecutor angered U.S. lawyers in Chicago in George Ryan case – Christian Berthelsen, Matt Robinson (DIERSEN: To this day, my RINO critics/opponents, their RINO operatives, and their RINO dupes a) blame me for all of George Ryan’s problems and b) hint/imply/argue/shout that were it not for me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, George Ryan would still be the Governor of Illinois.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-trump-edward-mcnally-george-ryan-corruption-case-20170429-story.html
— College endowments hope for rebound after worst year since financial crisis – Becky Yerak
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-illinois-college-endowments-down-0430-biz-20170428-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Wheaton College this year plans to spend about $17.9 million of its endowment, a 4.6 percent spending rate, up from $17.2 million last year. Endowment spending covers 14 percent of the Christian liberal arts school’s annual budget and helps pay for scholarships, faculty positions — including research — as well as academic programs, facility maintenance and general operations. Financial aid and scholarships represent the biggest piece of Wheaton’s endowment spending, about 38 percent. That amount, $6.8 million, has been growing in both dollars and percentage of endowment spending. The latest round will provide scholarships for about 800 students out of a total student body of 2,650 students. But like Northwestern, Wheaton saw its endowment shrink last year, dropping 5.3 percent, to $388 million. Nevertheless, Wheaton still boosted its financial aid from all sources, including the endowment, by 3.7 percent in 2017 and plans to spend even more next year, investment manager Kenneth Larson said.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Judge’s campaign stunt raises extra alarms – Dan Mihalopoulos
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/mihalopoulos-judges-campaign-stunt-raises-extra-alarms/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PHOTO OF TRUMP: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “President learning on the job.”  When did you learn on the job?  I worked for IRS in 1971-1980. The first 6 months was all on-the-job training. I worked for GAO 1980-1997.  GAO provides its employees with lots of on-the-job training, and I took full advantage of that.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170429/news/304299955/

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Republican leaders emphasize budget issues at Lincoln Day dinner – Allie Arnell
http://www.qconline.com/news/crime/republican-leaders-emphasize-budget-issues-at-lincoln-day-dinner/article_53ae6751-ab7c-5afa-8253-22db2e22ccb9.html
— Trump caps first 100 days with tax cuts for rich – Don Wooten  (DIERSEN: Democrats always want Republicans to pay more taxes. Democrats would love to impose a $1,000, $10,000, $100,000, $1,000,000+ annual tax on each and every Republican.)
http://www.qconline.com/opinion/columnists/don_wooten/trump-caps-first-days-with-tax-cuts-for-rich/article_0b0b7b54-d238-5569-80a0-1180670a15a7.html

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McHenry County, Illinois lose population again in latest census estimate  Studies paint bleak picture of reversing trend – KEVIN P. CRAVER  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the anti-Trumps who run Illinois make it clear that they want individuals, organizations, and companies that are members of the following groups to leave Illinois: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/04/27/mchenry-county-illinois-lose-population-again-in-latest-census-estimate/ad2hx0k/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Budget: We want to believe – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170429/our-view-we-want-to-believe
— Township winners also former IDOT staff assistants – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170429/bernard-schoenburg-township-winners-also-former-idot-staff-assistants

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Powerful pols got in on illegal state hiring scheme – Jim Dey  (DIERSEN: In Diersen v. GAO, all of the following made it very clear that they favored patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation: the District Court Judge Amy J. St. Eve and the U.S. Attorney for GAO Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. Senator Peter Fitzgerald who appointed the aforesaid, and the 7th Circuit Appellate Court Justices.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2017-04-30/jim-dey-powerful-pols-got-illegal-state-hiring-scheme.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Patronage hiring, like that on display in the IDOT episode, is illegal as a consequence of a 1990 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois. As a consequence of that decision, the high court banned the practice with the exception of a handful of top policy positions in the upper reaches of the executive departments. Those appointed top management positions are called “Rutan-exempt” while lower-level jobs are labeled “Rutan-covered.” To get around the law, top Quinn officials created Rutan-exempt “staff assistant” positions who did “Rutan-covered” work and filled them with clouted job-seekers. Later, Quinn’s people would transfer the staff assistants into legitimate Rutan-covered positions after conducting phony jobs searches. In favoring those with clout, state officials squandered state dollars on unqualified individuals. IDOT also put others seeking state employment at an impossible disadvantage.)
— Marchers demand action on climate change – Paul Wood (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps blame Trump for everything that is bad, including bad weather.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-04-29/marchers-demand-action-climate-change.html

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Political scale tips toward GOP in southern Illinois, northeast Missouri – CHUCK RAASCH
http://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/political-scale-tips-toward-gop-in-southern-illinois-northeast-missouri/article_e448c4c1-ac7b-5846-bd36-4cbaeff56857.html
— Schools facing ‘dire decisions’ – AP
http://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/schools-facing-dire-decisions/article_8c395229-5065-5a7d-8cf0-7140d0cc425d.html

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Budget Bickering Continues – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=242689#.WQW2sojyuM8

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Springfield disconnect can be fixed by laying off lawmakers – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article147113364.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Woodward and Bernstein: Journalism, free press more crucial than ever  Watergate journalists tackle ‘fake new’ – JOSIAH RYAN  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who focus on a) stopping me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out, b) stopping everyone from reading those emails, and c) stopping me from raising funds from Republicans to sponsor entries in Wheaton’s Independence Day parades?)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/woodward-and-bernstein-journalism-free-press-more-crucial-than-ever/702215231

 

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— You Can Make a Difference – Tim Hetzner  (DIERSEN: What do you do to make a difference?  I put together and send out two GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails each and every day.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do what they can each and every day a) to stop me from sending out those emails and b) stop everyone from reading those emails.)
http://devotions.lccharities.org/2017/04/30/can-make-difference/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Yale College Republicans Host Barbecue Right Next To Hunger Strike – Thomas Phippen
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/29/yale-college-republicans-host-barbecue-right-next-to-hunger-strike/

 

WORLD RELIGION NEWS
— IN AMERICA, THE MORE EDUCATED YOU ARE, THE LESS RELIGIOUS YOU ARE – ALISON LESLEY
http://www.worldreligionnews.com/religion-news/america-educated-less-religious

 

CNN
— Trump rallies his base on his 100th day – Caroline Kenny
http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/29/politics/donald-trump-100-days-rally/index.html
— Trump rallies supporters in Pennsylvania on night of correspondents’ dinner – Eugene Scott
http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/29/politics/donald-trump-white-house-dinner/index.html
— Can you actually become a millionaire on an average salary? – Christy Bieber
http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/28/pf/millionaire-average-salary/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Becoming a millionaire has long been part of the American dream, but saving $1 million is not just an idle fantasy for most Americans. Saving at least $1 million is a dream many feel must come true if they’re going to have a comfortable retirement. In fact, of the Americans who have attempted to figure out how much they must save for retirement, 37% believe they need at least $1 million, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Saving enough for retirement is a significant source of stress, and it’s natural to worry about reaching a savings goal of $1 million. Banking this much money may seem impossible on an average person’s salary, but could it actually be realistic? Can the average person, without a big inheritance or a lucky lotto win, become a millionaire? Can you actually become a millionaire on an average salary? There are a lot of factors that determine whether you can save $1 million or not, including how much you can invest and how fast those investments grow. The biggest factor, however, is your age when you start saving.)

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial unethically made to look like a news article, anti-Trumps promote the immigration plank in the Democrat Party platform.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/us/immigrants-deportation-sexual-abuse.html
— Family by Family, How School Segregation Still Happens – KATE TAYLOR  (DIERSEN: Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that the fewer minorities that attended grade school with you, that the fewer minorities that attended high school with you, and that the fewer minorities that attended college with you, THE MORE RACIST THAT YOU ARE, THE MORE RACIST THAT YOUR PARENTS ARE/WERE, THE MORE RACIST THAT YOUR GRANDPARENTS ARE/WERE, AND THE MORE RACIST THE REST OF YOUR ANCESTORS WERE.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I am a racist, that my parents were racists, that my grandparents were racists, and that the rest of my ancestors were racists because none of the aforesaid attended grade school or high school with minorities.  But wait, during my father’s last year in high school at Bloom High School in Chicago Heights in 1940, many of his classmates were minorities.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/28/nyregion/school-segregation-nyc-district-3.html
— Are Women Allowed to Love Their Jobs? – Jill Filipovic (DIERSEN: It was extremely difficult for my superiors to find women to take the jobs that I had 1962-1997 because all the jobs that I had were BAD JOBS.  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 assemble 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.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes make it very clear that they are FAR SUPERIOR TO ME and that a) they have never had to take such BAD JOBS like I did and b) that they would never take such BAD JOBS like I did.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/28/opinion/sunday/are-women-allowed-to-love-their-jobs.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make clear that they want to abolish the Second Amendment.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/29/opinion/even-as-president-donald-trump-panders-to-the-nra.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled anti-Trumps blame Trump for their hatred. I should write a book about hate-filled anti-Trumps in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.  Those who hate Trump also hate individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are 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.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/29/opinion/sunday/how-the-left-learned-to-hate-like-the-right.html
— To Help Tackle Inequality, Remember the Advantages You’ve Had – SENDHIL MULLAINATHAN  (DIERSEN: What advantages have you had? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, a) you have had tremendous unearned and undeserved advantages if you are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, non-poor, a gun owner, German American, a draft avoider (except Bill Clinton), and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time and b) the more of the aforesaid that is true about you, the more that you should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/28/upshot/income-equality-isnt-just-about-headwinds-tailwinds-count-too.html
— Fighting Compulsive Gambling Among Women – TANYA MOHN
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/28/business/retirement/fighting-compulsive-gambling-among-women.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Free Tuition in New York Adds Powerful Pull at Decision Deadline – LISA W. FODERAROAP  (DIERSEN: What percent of children of to college a) to get away from their parents, b) to party, c) to have sex, d) to drink booze, and/or e) to smoke pot?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/nyregion/new-york-excelsior-scholarship-free-tuition.html

 

USA TODAY
— Airbnb to let California test for racist hosts – Jessica Guynn  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, America is not only more and more and more anti-White, it is more and more and more anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  That is a major reason why Trump won.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/04/28/airbnb-let-california-test-racist-hosts-after-reports-of-bias-against-african-americans/101032640/
— Here’s why women, blacks and Hispanics are leaving tech – Jessica Guynn  (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, it became increasing toxic for its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/04/27/toxic-workplaces-technology-women-minorities-retention/100977038/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Toxic workplaces — where harassment, stereotyping and bullying occur — are driving away women and people of color, undercutting technology companies’ efforts to increase diversity and costing an estimated $16 billion a year. That’s the conclusion of a first-of-its-kind study from the Kapor Center for Social Impact and Harris Poll that explored the reasons people leave tech companies.)

 

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
— The benefits of diversity and equal protection loom large on Law Day – James A. Sorenson  (DIERSEN: To promote diversity is to get rid of those who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.  Democrats use Diversity to get rid of those who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/5212121-155/op-ed-the-benefits-of-diversity-and

 

NEWSWEEK
— BEYOND TRAGIC: CITY BY CITY, MARIJUANA IS BECOMING LEGAL – LIZ WOLFE
http://www.newsweek.com/city-city-marijuana-becoming-legal-590174
— AMONG CHRISTIANS IN U.S., MORE EDUCATION DOES NOT EQUAL LESS RELIGION – JASON LE MIERE
http://www.newsweek.com/christians-america-education-religion-590530

 

SALON
— Obama’s whopping Wall Street payday: Not a great look for the Democratic Party brand  The ex-president’s $400,000 speaking fee is no crime — but it sure doesn’t help the Democrats’ image problem – CONOR LYNCH
http://www.salon.com/2017/04/29/obamas-whopping-wall-street-payday-not-a-great-look-for-the-democratic-party-brand/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Democrats Not Happy With Their Party’s Attempts to Block Trump
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/april_2017/democrats_not_happy_with_their_party_s_attempts_to_block_trump

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.