December 10 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The Ives campaign hosted an outstanding kickoff party at the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall Sunday afternoon, December 10, 2017. Tom Morrison and Chris Cleveland spoke very highly of her. The 250+ attendees included Denise Cattoni, Lori Carlson, Sal Falbo, Richard Furstenau, Amy Grant, Heidi Holan, Babette Holder, Bob Krzyzewski, Chris Lauzen, Chris LeVan, Paula McGowen, Gary Muehlfelt, Thommen Poozhikunnel, Jan Shaw, and Herb Wehling. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Haley: Trump’s accusers of sex misconduct should be heard – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, that more that people accept accusations against you as being true: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/haley-trumps-accusers-of-sex-misconduct-should-be-heard/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Roy Moore calls sexual-assault allegations ‘ritual defamation’ – David Weigel (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, that more that people accept accusations against you as being true: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-roy-moore-sex-assault-allegations-20171210-story.html
— Despite recent wins, Democrats remain divided about what they stand for – Ed O’Keefe and David Weigel (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, race and gender based preference giving, age discrimination, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, and even worse things.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-democrats-divided-20171210-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Naperville walk values diversity, community, acceptance (DIERSEN: As more and more and more people in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Wheaton, and in my precinct are the following, I feel less and less and less accepted: 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171210/naperville-walk-values-diversity-community-acceptance

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois’ legislative conflicts law could be better, official says – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171210/illinois-legislative-conflicts-law-could-be-better-official-says

 

GATEWAY PUNDIT
— New Poll Finds 92% of Democrats Uninformed, Ignorant and Easily Played – Jim Hoft (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want everyone to be “uninformed, ignorant, and easily played.”)
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/12/new-poll-finds-92-democrats-uninformed-ignorant-easily-played/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Media Rattled After Trump Calls Out Washington Post Reporter On Twitter – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/09/media-rattled-after-trump-calls-out-washington-post-reporter-on-twitter/

 

BREITBART
— Durbin: Franken Leaving Should ‘Establish a National Standard’ For Roy Moore – PAM KEY
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/12/10/dem-sen-durbin-franken-leaving-establish-national-standard-roy-moore/

 

THE HILL
— GAO factoids purporting retirement crisis are highly misleading – ANDREW G. BIGGS
http://thehill.com/opinion/finance/363998-gao-factoids-purporting-retirement-crisis-highly-misleading

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— An Abomination. A Monster. That’s Me? – Frank Bruni (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that anti-Trumps demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/09/opinion/sunday/villifying-white-men.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It used to be that when someone called me an abomination, I was in the presence of a homophobe. But a recent opinion column in Texas State University’s main newspaper damned me for a different reason. I’m abominable because I’m white. The column wasn’t aimed at me personally but at my kind, and the Hispanic student who wrote it began by saying that “of all the white people” he had ever encountered, there were a dozen or so who rose to the level of “decent.” The allowance that 12 of us passed muster was perhaps the most generous passage in a screed that had an unambiguous message for white people, be they “good-hearted liberals” or “right-wing extremists.” “I hate you,” he wrote, “because you shouldn’t exist. You are both the dominant apparatus on the planet and the void in which all other cultures, upon meeting you, die.” The headline: “Your DNA Is an Abomination.”)

 

WASHINGTON POST
— As tax plan gained steam, GOP lost focus on the middle class – Damian Paletta
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/as-tax-plan-gained-steam-gop-lost-focus-on-the-middle-class/2017/12/09/27ed2d76-db69-11e7-b1a8-62589434a581_story.html

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Haunted by Hastert’s ghost: A fallen speaker’s lessons for the GOP – Editorial (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, if you have ever done anything that subjects you to blackmail, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office.)
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/haunted-hastert-ghost-fallen-speaker-lessons-article-1.3686659

 

WINDY CITY TIMES
— Democratic gubernatorial candidates debate LGBT issues – Matt Simonette
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Democratic-gubernatorial-candidates-debate-LGBT-issues/61321.html

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.