April 8 Morning Edition

NBC5
— ‘Maybe I’m Going to Do It’: Chicago’s Ex-Top Cop Garry McCarthy Could Get Political – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Chicagos-Ex-Top-Cop-Garry-McCarthy-on-Running-for-Mayor-Maybe-Im-Going-to-Do-It-418703013.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Google expands fact checking in news searches – AP  (DIERSEN: What about slant-check?  Virtually everything on the internet is slanted to promote the Democrat (D) Party platform, the Libertarian (L) Party platform, the Green (G) platform, or the Republican (R) Party platform. If I had more time, I would designate all articles linked in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails as being D, L, G, and/or R.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-bc-us-tec–google-news-fact-check-20170407-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Google will expand the use of “fact check” tags in its search results — the tech industry’s latest effort to combat false and misleading news stories. People who search for a topic in Google’s main search engine or the Google News section will see a conclusion such as “mostly true” or “false” next to stories that have been fact checked. Google has been working with more than 100 news organizations and fact-checking groups , including The Associated Press, the BBC and NPR. Their conclusions will appear in search results as long as they meet certain formatting criteria for automation. Google said only a few of those organizations, including PolitiFact and Snopes.com, have already met those requirements; The Washington Post also says it complies. Google said it expects the ranks of compliant organizations to grow following Friday’s announcement. Not all news stories will be fact checked. Multiple organizations may reach different conclusions; Google will show those separately. Still unanswered is whether these fact-check analyses will sway people who are already prone to believe false reports because they confirm preconceived notions. Glenn Kessler, who writes “The Fact Checker” column at The Washington Post, said in an email that Google’s efforts should at least “make it easier for people around the world to obtain information that counters the spin by politicians and political advocacy groups, as well as purveyors of ‘fake news.'” He added that “over time, I expect that people increasingly will want to read a fact-check on a controversial issue or statement, even if the report conflicts with their political leanings.” Google started offering fact check tags in the U.S. and the U.K. in October and expanded the program to a handful of other countries in the subsequent months. Now the program is open to the rest of the world and to all languages. False news and misinformation, often masquerading as trustworthy news that spreads on social media, has gained attention since the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Google’s announcement comes a day after Facebook launched a resource to help users spot false news and misleading information that spreads on its service. The resource is basically a notification that pops up for a few days. Clicking on it takes people to tips and other information on how to spot false news and what to do about it.)
— Facebook, Google roll out new fact-checking measures – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/technology/ct-facebook-google-fact-checking-fake-news-20170407-story.html
— Special interest money helped fuel Elgin-area campaigns – Rafael Guerrero
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-elgin-area-campaign-committees-st-0402-20170407-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-trump-scandal-culture-rice-nunes-page-perspec-0409-md-20170407-story.html
— Guzman concedes Aurora mayor race to Irvin – Steve Lord
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-aurora-mayor-st-0409-20170407-story.html
— Heroin epidemic ‘getting worse instead of better’ in Will County – Susan DeMar Lafferty  (DIERSEN: What is being done to stop the sale of heroin to those in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-will-county-heroin-update-st-0409-20170407-story.html
— Oswego debates plan for new video gambling cafe – Linda Girardi  (DIERSEN: Gambling is a vice.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-oswego-video-gambling-st-0410-20170407-story.html
— Irvin’s mayoral win in Aurora ‘euphoric’ and historic – Denise Crosby
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-historic-election-st-0409-20170409-column.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— It’s time to meet the Pritzkers – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sneed-its-time-to-meet-the-pritzkers/
— Dems rich in governor candidates — but are they too rich? – Mark Brown  (DIERSEN: How rich are you?  Should it be illegal to call someone rich unless they have at least say $10 million annual income and say $100 million net worth?  My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me a being rich.  They stressed all the money that I spent on new cars, college expenses, real estate, collector cars, etc.  They stressed my wife’s income, savings, and inheritance. They stressed all the money that we saved for retirement.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-dems-rich-in-governor-candidates-but-are-they-too-rich/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Google offers ‘fact check’ conclusions in news searches – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170407/business/304079925/

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Why voter turnout numbers in Rockford mayoral races have tanked since 2001 – Kevin Haas  (DIERSEN: What do you say to mayors and other elected officials who focus on destroying individuals, organizations, and companies a) that do not glorify and praise them, b) that do not pander to them, c) that do not give them money, d) that do not serve as one of their operatives, and/or e) that do not serve as one of their dupes?)
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20170408/why-voter-turnout-numbers-in-rockford-mayoral-races-have-tanked-since-2001

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Very rich men running for Illinois governor – AP  (DIERSEN: How rich are you?  Should it be illegal to call someone rich unless they have at least say $10 million annual income and say $100 million net worth?  My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me a being rich.  They stressed all the money that I spent on new cars, college expenses, real estate, collector cars, etc.  They stressed my wife’s income, savings, and inheritance. They stressed all the money that we saved for retirement.)
http://www.pantagraph.com/ap/politics/very-rich-men-running-for-illinois-governor/article_33ba2a43-35a2-58f7-b9b4-f2fc19890199.html

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Revenue Estimate Not Expected This Year – Greg Bishop  (DIERSEN: What revenue estimates for 2017 do the following have: your Republican township/ward party organization, your Republican county party organization, and the Illinois Republican Party? On what do the aforesaid organizations plan to spend that money?)
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=241023#.WOi5WYjyuM8
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican state Rep. Keith Wheeler disagreed and said a revenue estimate is the “first step” to budgeting. “You can always amend a revenue estimate, so if we see changes in revenue from whatever stream it may come, or not, we can adjust it as we go along. It’s happened in the past. I checked the records,” Wheeler said. “It’s something we should start with. It’s an easy first step and it shows the taxpayers we actually care about how we spend their money.” Republican state Rep. Avery Bourne said to not have some kind of plan is irresponsible. “Just like you would in your household if you’re expecting to bring in a certain amount, you budget for that. If that changes, you can change your plan but to say that it’s uncertain at the beginning and so we just shouldn’t plan for it is exactly what we should expect out of this General Assembly maybe, but not the right way to do it.” The Illinois state constitution says in Article VIII, Section 2, paragraph (b) the General Assembly “by law shall make appropriations for all expenditures of public funds by the State. Appropriations for a fiscal year shall not exceed funds estimated by the General Assembly to be available during that year.” A state government forecasting group estimates Illinois will bring in just over $31 billion for the coming fiscal year that starts July 1.)

 

JACKSONVILLE JOURNAL COURIER
— Lawmakers reject plan to privatize prison nurses – Dan McCaleb
http://myjournalcourier.com/news/107973/lawmakers-reject-plan-to-privatize-prison-nurses

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Property tax relief bill described as stunt, not solution – Hoang Tran
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511102324-property-tax-relief-bill-described-as-stunt-not-solution

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NEWORK
— TREASONOUS: Cullerton bill seeks to limit local cooperation with Feds on deportation efforts – Cole Lauterbach
http://ilnews.org/news/justice/cullerton-bill-seeks-to-limit-local-cooperation-with-feds-on/article_d4856446-1b79-11e7-87e9-b32a44cf7030.html

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER: THE ROLE OF FOSSIL FUELS IN KEEPING WORLD PEACE, HEARTLAND’S ICCC-12
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/04/thorner-the-role-of-fossil-fuels-in-keeping-world-peace-heartlands-iccc-12.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— The false compassion of liberalism  Do-gooders prefer giving away other people’s money rather than their own – Stephen Moore (DIERSEN: I should write a book about liberals in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who demonize me, who denigrate me, and who condemn me as someone a) who is undeservedly filthy rich, b) who does not give enough time or money to charities or churches, and c) who does not pay enough taxes. They hint/imply/argue/shout that I am undeservedly filthy rich a) because I was born a healthy White male, b) because my parents were undeservedly filthy rich, c) because I avoided the draft, d) because I have always been grossly overpaid, e) because I got married, and f) because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents.)

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/28/liberalism-is-false-compassion/

 

GOPUSA
— Judge OKs genderless designation
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=22782
— Fans, not taxpayers, should pick up stadium tabs
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=22686
— Trump on Common Core: ‘We have to end it’
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=22780

 

COLLEGE FIX
— Amid complaints, Loyola to let students bypass Western civilization classes for ‘diversity courses’ – NATHAN RUBBELKE  (DIERSEN: How bad is your national origin?  My critics/opponents have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my national origin is terrible. I am 100% German national origin.  In my defense, all my ancestors immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s, my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F, and according to
http://dna.ancestry.com, my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/32041/

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump from the University of Illinois says “Trump’s Support of O’Reilly Is Support of Sex Harassment.”  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that if you oppose gender based preference giving, you are a sexist or even worse things, b) that if you oppose race based preference giving, you are a racist or even worse things, c) that if you oppose age discrimination, you are anti-young people or even worse things, d) that if you oppose national origin discrimination, you are of German national origin or even worse things, e) that if you oppose religious discrimination, you are a Protestant or even worse things, f) that if you oppose patronage and political affiliation discrimination, you are a not a team player or even worse things, and g) that if you oppose the promotion of LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, etc., you are a conservative or even worse things.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-trumps-support-of-oreilly-is-support-of-sex-harassment_us_58e82690e4b0acd784ca5849

 

CNN
— Hate Crimes Focal Point Of New DOJ Task Force – Laura Jarrett (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, pro-Obama, pro-Clinton, and anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries promote hatred against members of the following groups: 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. For their self-defense, ever since Obama was first elected, members of the aforesaid groups have bought lots of firearms and lots of ammunition.)
http://seattlemedium.com/hate-crimes-focal-point-new-doj-task-force/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— As Harassment Claims Hound O’Reilly, His Family Values Book Tops Charts – ALEXANDRA ALTER  (DIERSEN: What are your values?  Who disapproves of your values?  I should write a book about those in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who disapprove of my values.  They include past and present activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, etc.  They are extremely judgmental, nasty, hateful, and vicious.  They blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.  They are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means and they all are disciples of Saul Alinsky.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/business/bill-oreilly-book-family-values.html
— O’Reilly’s Troubles Give Viewers Pause, but They Still Watch – JULIE TURKEWITZ  (DIERSEN: Who are these five women who have accused O’Reilly of harassment?  Exactly, what have they charged him of doing?  How credible are they?  What evidence do they have?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/business/media/oreillys-troubles-give-viewers-pause-but-they-still-watch.html
— Panicked Borrowers, and the Education Department’s Unsettling Silence – RON LIEBER (DIERSEN: How many borrow money for college fully expecting to never have to pay the money back?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/your-money/student-loans/panicked-borrowers-and-the-education-departments-unsettling-silence.html
— Syrian Refugees Laud U.S. Strike and, in ‘New Emotion,’ Trump – RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA and JESS BIDGOOD  (DIERSEN: If citizens of Mexico who are in America illegally were asked who/what causes Mexico’s problems, what would they say?  From what I see, most would blame America for Mexico’s problems.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/us/syria-refugees-trump.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— What You Can’t Ask a Job Candidate – Editorial  (DIERSEN: What facts about you are in the public record that would discourage your getting job offers?  For me, those facts include that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran; that I am conservative; that I am Republican; that I am American; that I am White; that I am male; that I am old (68); that I am not poor; that I am a gun owner; that I avoided the draft; that I am 100% German American; that my ancestors have been in America since the 1840s; that 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; that my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims; that my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests; that I have always complained about patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid; that in 1988 I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation; that I filed a class action lawsuit in 1998 that charged GAO with political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation; that I have filed other lawsuits; that I oppose the promotion of LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, and booze, pot, vice, and other vices; that I have been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000; that I have been a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999; and that those who have lots of religious, government, political, and or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems and that they want to get rid of me.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-you-cant-ask-a-job-candidate-1491606059
— What’s Become of the American Dream?  Part of the problem is definitional. It isn’t just about houses, cars and material prosperity. –  PEGGY NOONAN  (DIERSEN: What depresses you the most about your future? For me it is the ever-incresing hatred by those 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 AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors. I should write a book about the aforesaid haters in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/whats-become-of-the-american-dream-1491521229

 

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT DAILY
— OUTSTANDING: Survey: Mandatory E-Verify has employer support
http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/48602/survey-mandatory-e-verify-has-employer-support

 

AMMOLAND
— Ruger LCRx Revolver in .357 Magnum, a Five Shot Self Defense Gun Review – Bob Shell
https://www.ammoland.com/2017/04/ruger-lcrx-revolver-357-magnum-self-defense-gun/#axzz4dejUqy6s

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.