December 11 Morning Edition

ABC7
— ‘SNL’ MOCKS TRUMP’S CABINET PICKS, AFFINITY FOR TWEETING – ABC News
http://abc7chicago.com/news/snl-mocks-donald-trumps-cabinet-picks-affinity-for-tweeting/1650316/
— President-elect Donald Trump attends 117th Army-Navy game – ESPN
https://abc7chicago.com/sports/president-elect-donald-trump-attends-117th-army-navy-game/1649798/

 

NBC5
— ‘They’re Not Bad; They’re Alt-Good’: ‘SNL’ Takes on Trump Cabinet Picks  “Breaking Bad” drug kingpin Walter White makes a surprise appearance — as Trump’s pick to lead the DEA
http://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/Saturday-Night-Live-Cold-Open-Donald-Trump-John-Cena-405822025.html
— Republican John Kennedy Wins Louisiana Senate Race in Runoff  The Senate runoff drew national attention, with President-elect Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence each traveling to Louisiana to rally for Kennedy – Melinda Deslatte
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Republican-John-Kennedy-Wins-Louisiana-Senate-Race-in-Runoff-405818145.html

 

WGN PLUS
— Walter Jacobson’s Perspective 12/11/16: Rauner Can’t Run Over Democrats – JOEY GELMAN
http://wgnplus.com/2016/12/11/walter-jacobsons-perspective-121116-rauner-cant-run-over-democrats/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway leads New Jersey Christmas parade
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-kellyanne-conway-christmas-parade-20161210-story.html
— Republican John Kennedy wins Louisiana Senate runoff, giving GOP 52-48 edge
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-republican-wins-louisiana-senate-runoff-20161210-story.html
— Elgin officials: Smelly water prompted Bartlett to dump contract – Gloria Casas
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-elgin-bartlett-water-deal-st-1211-20161210-story.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Trump election makes some wary of Cuba trips – Beth Harpaz
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–travel-cuba-20161207-story.html
— Older workers get boost from federal training program, but do they get jobs? – Becky Yerak  (DIERSEN: In 1992, my Democrat GAO superiors hinted/implied that they would continue to assign me to audits of federal financial industry regulators at least until I was 55 years old in 2003 and eligible for regular retirement.  Because of that, I then spent a lot of my personal time and money earning an extremely job-related master’s degree from IIT in financial markets and trading in 1997.  However, in 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer.”)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-older-worker-training-1211-biz-20161209-story.html
— Churches vow to offer sanctuary to people in U.S. illegally – AP  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, churches act as agents of foreign countries.  Such churches should immediately lose their tax exemption.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–sanctuary-houses-of-worship-20161209-story.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: John Glenn: An American hero without a speck of tarnish – Stephen Carter (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on tarnishing those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-john-glenn-american-hero-20161211-story.html
— Emanuel is ordered to produce index of messages as Tribune presses records suit – Steve Mills and Todd Lighty  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government were smart enough not to put things in writing that could be used against them.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-rahm-emanuel-email-tribune-lawsuit-20161209-story.html
— FRONT PAGE IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Civil rights complaint leads D204 to drop driver ed requirement – Suzanne Baker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/will-county/news/ct-nvs-204-drivers-ed-ocr-complaint-st-1209-20161209-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights and obtained by the Naperville Sun called on the Indian Prairie District to change the requirement that all students pass a driver education course prior to graduation. “That is discriminatory to students with vision, physical and intellectual disabilities and even some with severe learning disabilities,” the complaint stated. The OCR document also noted the complainant did not try to resolve the issue through the district’s grievance process or another agency, and filer’s name was redacted.)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Filing period to begin for spring election – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161211/news/161219860/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Real fight at CPS is for cleaner government everywhere – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-real-fight-at-cps-is-for-cleaner-government-everywhere/
— A sobering reality about murder in black America – John Fountain
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/fountain-a-sobering-reality-of-death-in-black-america/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— State of Illinois’ woes loom large for local fundraisers – Dean Olsen
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20161210/state-of-illinois-woes-loom-large-for-local-fundraisers
— Preliminary work started at Executive Mansion – Tim Landis
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20161210/local-business-notes-preliminary-work-started-at-executive-mansion
— Could Madigan bring movement to budget situation? – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20161210/our-view-could-madigan-bring-movement-to-budget-situation
— Implications of ‘lockbox’ amendment still being examined – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20161210/implications-of-lockbox-amendment-still-being-examined

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Our leaders are turning bad into worse – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2016-12-11/jim-dey-our-leaders-are-turning-bad-worse.html

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE
— Trump should be invited to speak at Notre Dame – Editorial
http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/opinion/our_opinion/our-opinion-trump-should-be-invited-to-speak-at-notre/article_a09030fe-3fe0-5542-bc41-12adbd3eb8b5.html

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— American Family Association Identifies the Combatants in the ‘War on Christmas’ – John Biver
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/afa-identifies-combatants-war-christmas/

 

BREITBART
— CDC: Heroin Deaths Surpassed Firearm-Related Homicides in 2015 – AWR HAWKINS
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/09/cdc-heroin-deaths-surpass-gun-related-deaths/
— Sports Writer Calls Gay Marriage Proposal During Bulls Game a ‘Groundbreaking Moment in Sports’ – WARNER TODD HUSTON
http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2016/12/09/sports-writer-calls-gay-marriage-proposal-bulls-game-groundbreaking-moment-sports/
— ‘Breaking Bad’s’ Walter White Appointed to Trump ‘Cabinet’ in SNL Cold Open – TRENT BAKER
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/12/10/breaking-bads-walter-white-appointed-to-trump-cabinet-in-snl-cold-open/

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— The Army-Navy Game’s Powerful Rendition of Nat’l Anthem Puts Every NFL Player Who Took a Knee to Shame – JUSTEN CHARTERS AND BENNY JOHNSON
http://ijr.com/wildfire/2016/12/753347-the-navy-army-games-powerful-rendition-of-natl-anthem-puts-every-nfl-player-who-took-a-knee-to-shame/
— President Obama Was Nowhere To Be Found At Army-Navy Game, But Trump Was Literally Everywhere – BENNY JOHNSON
http://ijr.com/2016/12/753366-trump-was-literally-everywhere-at-the-army-navy-game-but-president-obama-was-nowhere-to-be-found/

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— Boston Globe Op-Ed: Hillary Lost Thanks to One Word (deplorables), and It’s Not ‘Russia’ – Tom Blumer  DIERSEN: My deplorable critics/opponents, their deplorable operatives, and their deplorable dupes would say that my supporters are deplorable and even worse things. My deplorable critics/opponents, their deplorable operatives, and their deplorable dupes despise, if not hate, virtually everyone and everything.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tom-blumer/2016/12/10/boston-globe-op-ed-hillary-lost-thanks-one-word-and-its-not-russia
— Mother Jones Blogger Admits That Big-City Liberals ‘Tend to Sneer at Rural Working-Class Folks’ – Tom Johnson  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes sneer at everyone, not just at me.)
http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tom-johnson/2016/12/10/mother-jones-blogger-admits-big-city-liberals-tend-sneer-rural

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Big, Very Rich and Dangerous: Time to Rein in Private Charitable Foundations – Clarice Feldman
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/12/big_very_rich_and_dangerous_time_to_rein_in_private_charitable_foundations.html
— Obama’s CIA: Russians favored Trump in election – J. Marsolo
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/12/obamas_cia_russians_favored_trump_in_election.html

 

MILITARY TIMES
— Trump greets troops, draws cheers at Army-Navy game – Ken Thomas, AP
http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/trump-greets-troops-draws-cheers-at-army-navy-game

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘SNL’ mocks Trump’s insecurities: ‘Loser, everyone hates you’ – DANIEL CHAITIN
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/snl-mocks-trumps-insecurities-loser-everyone-hates-you/article/2609360

 

CANADA FREE PRESS
— Restoring Free Speech: The Trump Effect  Trump has Americans timidly coming out from the shadows; feeling a little less afraid of exercising their Constitutional right to express their religious and political views – Lloyd Marcus
http://canadafreepress.com/article/restoring-free-speech-the-trump-effect

 

THE HILL
— Newsweek reporter retracts report of Trump supporters booing John Glenn – JOE CONCHA
http://thehill.com/homenews/media/309663-newsweek-reporter-retracts-report-of-trump-supporters-booing-john-glenn

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— ‘SNL’s’ Angela Merkel Is Not Happy Donald Trump Is Time’s ‘Person Of The Year’  “It kind of undermines the honor for me.” – Lee Moran
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/snl-angela-merkel-donald-trump-time-perso_us_584d13f9e4b04c8e2bb03e77

 

POLITICO
— Trump winning GOP converts with Cabinet picks  Republicans cheer as Trump’s swamp-draining promises have morphed into an inner-circle of donors, billionaires and politicians. – SHANE GOLDMACHER
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/trump-cabinet-picks-gop-converts-232450
— Kennedy keeps Louisiana Senate seat in GOP hands – KEVIN ROBILLARD
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/kennedy-wins-louisiana-senate-runoff-232473

 

CNN
— Trump is appointing people who hate the agencies they will lead – Meg Jacobs
http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/10/opinions/government-is-the-problem-jacobs/
— Bipartisan group of senators calls for probe of Russian role in 2016 US elections – Eric Bradner and David Mark
http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/11/politics/russia-us-elections-2016/index.html

 

REUTERS
— Critics ask if Tillerson can turn from corporate to national interest – Valerie Volcovici and Arshad Mohammed  (DIERSEN: What do you say to big multi-national American companies that put their interests ahead of America’s interests?)
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-tillerson-idUSKBN14004D

 

ABC NEWS
— ‘SNL’ Mocks Donald Trump’s Cabinet Picks, Bryan Cranston’s ‘Breaking Bad’ Character Plays DEA Head – DAVID CAPLAN
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/snl-mocks-donald-trumps-cabinet-picks-bryan-cranstons/story?id=44118782

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Violence and Division on Chicago’s South Side – BEN AUSTEN
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/10/opinion/sunday/violence-and-division-on-chicagos-south-side.html
— Gun Control Advocates Find a Deep-Pocketed Ally in Big Law – JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and BEN PROTESS
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/07/business/dealbook/gun-control-big-law-firms.html
— The Dangers of Echo Chambers on Campus – Nicholas Kristof  (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, colleges are more and more and more 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/10/opinion/sunday/the-dangers-of-echo-chambers-on-campus.html
— Urbana: His Sign Said ‘Please Help.’ So I Tried. Jesus never said to love the poor as long as they didn’t make bad lifestyle choices. – JEAN THOMPSOND  (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, and RINOs either fail/refuse to discourage bad lifestyle choices (booze, pot, gambling, out of wedlock sex, dependency on government and charity, etc.) or encourage bad lifestyle choices.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/10/opinion/his-sign-said-please-help-so-i-tried.html
— What Women Really Think of Men – IRIN CARMON
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/09/opinion/sunday/what-women-really-think-of-men.html
— Should I Lie About My Beliefs to Get Health Insurance?  I could save thousands by joining a faith-based plan. But I would have to denounce gay marriage and women’s right to an abortion. – By HILLARY ROSNER
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/10/opinion/sunday/should-i-lie-about-my-beliefs-to-get-health-insurance.html
— The Roots of Implicit Bias  It’s not about racism per se. It’s about us versus them. – DANIEL A. YUDKIN and JAY VAN BAVEL (DIERSEN: Those who are 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors ARE BIASED AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE 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.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/09/opinion/sunday/the-roots-of-implicit-bias.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “With Trump, Fear the Social Service Cuts, Not the Traffic.”  Anti-Trumps promise those who have less money that they will use government to a) take money away from Republicans who have more money and b) give that money to Democrats who have less money. It is called redistribution of wealth.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/08/nyregion/trump-social-service-cuts.html
— Evanston: Libraries Become Unexpected Sites of Hate Crimes – CHRISTOPHER MELE
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/08/us/libraries-hate-crimes.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH PICTURES: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs pander to anti-Whites and paint Whites as being racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/10/us/alt-right-national-socialist-movement-white-supremacy.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Supposedly tolerant NYC is making the Trump kids’ lives ‘horrible’ – Dana Schuster
http://nypost.com/2016/12/11/trumps-kids-now-face-rage-of-anti-trump-protesters/
— ‘Your daddy is scary as hell’: Protesters rage at Trump family – Dana Schuster
http://nypost.com/2016/12/11/trumps-kids-now-face-rage-of-anti-trump-protesters/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-conservatives say “Why conservatives might be more likely to fall for fake news.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/12/07/why-conservatives-might-be-more-likely-to-fall-for-fake-news/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that those who are not Democrat are fascist.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/12/09/rhetoric-of-fascism-is-rising-in-u-s-and-europe-says-u-n-rights-chief/
— Democrats search for a path back into rural America’s good graces – Dan Balz
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/democrats-search-for-a-path-back-into-rural-americas-good-graces/2016/12/10/8bc92fea-bef8-11e6-ae79-bec72d34f8c9_story.html

 

BOSTON HERALD
— For now, Trump wins with symbolism  But fate of his presidency will rest with Congress – Charles Krauthammer
http://www.bostonherald.com/opinion/op_ed/2016/12/krauthammer_for_now_trump_wins_with_symbolism

 

DENVER POST
— Trump bull-market bounty tops $1 trillion; bear cases fall silent  Dow Jones Industrial Average looking bound for 20,000 – Bloomberg  (DIERSEN: Of course, obviously, needless-to-say, and without question, members of the following groups want the market to crash: 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.denverpost.com/2016/12/11/trump-stock-market/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Tensions rise between Trump and the CIA over Russia’s hacking during the 2016 campaign – Brian Bennett
http://www.latimes.com/sdhoy-tensions-rise-between-trump-and-the-cia-over-russia-s-hacking-during-the-2016-campaign-20161210-story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Many of Silicon Valley’s Top Leaders to Attend Meeting With Trump  Agenda for Wednesday’s meeting unclear, but the president-elect has emphasized boosting American jobs and targeted companies for sending jobs overseas – ROLFE WINKLER
http://www.wsj.com/articles/many-of-silicon-valleys-top-leaders-to-attend-meeting-with-trump-1481416301

 

CRAIN’S NEW YORK
— Trump administration to give employers edge in labor battles  Businessman and president-elect comes into office after eight years of a pro-labor climate in Washington – Rosa Goldensohn
http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20161211/ECONOMY/161209846/employers-get-empowered-to-fight-back-against-labor-with-incoming

 

BALTIMOE SUN
— Demonstrators protest appearance of Donald Trump at Army-Navy Game – Andrea K. McDaniels and John Fritze
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-donald-trump-army-navy-20161209-story.html

 

SEATTLE TIMES
— CEOs keep their heads down as Trump pops off on Twitter – NELSON D. SCHWARTZ
http://www.seattletimes.com/business/ceos-keep-their-heads-down-as-trump-pops-off-on-twitter/

 

MIAMI HERALD
— ‘There is no place for hate in our United States of America’ – Norman Braman  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, those who are 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors HATE those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article120067443.html

 

SAN FRANCISCO GATE
— Six donors Trump appointed gave almost $12 million with their families to campaign, party – Matea Gold
http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Six-donors-Trump-appointed-gave-almost-12-10788636.php

 

NEW YORKER
— THE FUTURE OF WOMEN UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP  Wishful thinkers hope that Ivanka will curb her father’s worst behavior, but it’s unclear how much influence she will have. – Margaret Talbot
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/12/19/the-future-of-women-under-president-trump

 

VANITY FAIR
— Saturday Night Live Pokes the Bear, Imagines Life Through Donald Trump’s Eyes  Where the New York Times is always failing, and the hands are always yuge. – HILLARY BUSIS
http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/12/snl-through-donald-trumps-eyes-sketch

 

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those individuals, organizations, governments, and countries that are anti-American and/or anti-White promote sanctuary cities.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/11/trump-brexit-cities-sanctuary-chicago-mayor

 

INDEPENDENT
— Hard-pressed Amazon workers in Scotland sleeping in tents near warehouse to save money  Employees say they can not afford to travel to work so brave freezing temperatures and sleep in woods – Ben Kentish
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/amazon-workers-sleep-tents-dunfermline-fife-scotland-a7467657.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.

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