December 13 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The Milton Township Republican Central Committee held an outstanding Christmas party Wednesday evening, December 13, 2017, at the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall. The many outstanding speakers included Jeanne Ives. Attendees included Almiron, Berlin, Bibbiano, Carlson, Caruso, Cherry, Cleveland, Connelly, Cooper, Crane, Dangelo, Falbo, Fitzpatrick, Grant, Hinds, Hinkle, Holan, A. & R. Jorgensen, Keller, Krzyzewski, C. & A. LeVan, Lofgren, Lollino, McGowen, Minor, Molitor, Muehlfelt, A. & B. Murphy, Nathwani, Prater, Rash, Romano, Russo, Shaw, Tatro, Wehling, Whelan, Wilson, C. & J. Zaruba, and Zay. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— Alabama election reaction pours in; Illinois comptroller Mendoza: ‘Loser perv lost anyway’ – Craig Wall (DIERSEN: With their success in defeating Moore, anti-Trumps will increasingly allege that all Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. Are you a Republican? How soon, if not already, will Mendoza say that you are a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things?)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/alabama-election-reaction-pours-in;-mendoza-loser-perv-lost-anyway/2777327/

 

NBC5
— Governor Rauner Under Fire for Deaths at Quincy Veteran’s Home – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/governor-bruce-rauner-under-fire-for-legionnaires-deaths-in-quincy-464005493.html
— Democratic Candidates for Illinois’ 6th District Speak at Forum – Mary Ann Ahern (DIERSEN: If I was still the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, the organization would be hosting candidate forums for a) Rauner v. Ives, b) Sanguinetti v. Morthland, c) Harold v. Grasso, d) Diganvker v. Jhingan, e) Stella v. Vlakancic, f) Minor v. Grant v. Byrne v. Augustynowicz, g) Kinzler v. Orozco, h) Zito v. Khouri, i) Mendrick v. Bibbiano, j) Tornatore v. DeMichele v. Fichtner v.  Gavanes, k) Hart v. Abbott v. Tully v. Broline, l) McGowen v. Almiron v. Eckhoff v. Zaruba v. Tatro v. Chinchilla, m) Wiley v. Zay v. McQuade, n) Russo v. MacKay, o) Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee candidates, p) etc.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/democratic-candidates-6th-district-illinois-roskam–463936223.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Cook County voters to be asked next year about legalizing marijuana – Hal Dardick (DIERSEN: If you promote pot, you promote destruction.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-cook-county-recreational-marijuana-20171212-story.html
— Republicans reach compromise plan on taxes, expanding tax cuts for the wealthy – Damian Paletta and Erica Werner (DIERSEN: From what I see, the more that you have benefited from itemizing your deductions, the more federal income tax that you will pay.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-gop-tax-package-20171213-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Overall, the tax rewrite would impact virtually every American household and business because of how the plan lowers tax rates while putting new curbs on tax deductions that have been in place for decades. . .Several analyses have found that most Americans would see their taxes fall, at least in the short term, but millions would see an increase because they would loser certain deductions.)
— Illinois video gambling parlors must split profits with terminal operators, judge rules – Ally Marotti
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-gambling-parlor-lawsuit-20171213-story.html
— ‘He is a bully’: Sen. Gillibrand hits back at Trump over tweet on ‘Today’ – Amy B. Wang
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-trump-gillibrand-20171213-story.html
— With net neutrality decision imminent, Thursday could be the day the internet died – Robert Reed
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/reed/ct-biz-net-neutrality-debacle-robert-reed-1214-story.html
— Steve Bannon gets a pro-abortion Democrat elected in Alabama – Marc A. Thiessen (DIERSEN: How fast would the Washington Post fire Thiessen if he was charged with sexual harassment? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. Should I write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-steve-bannon-roy-moore-20171213-story.html
— Trump unintentionally advances sexual equality – Steve Chapman (DIERSEN: What do you say to men who demonize, denigrate, and condemn men to curry favor with women?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-perspec-chapman-trump-sexual-harssment-women-1214-story.html
— Tom Cullerton: “Governor Rauner has failed our veterans once again”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/glen-ellyn/community/chi-ugc-article-tom-cullerton-governor-rauner-has-failed-ou-2017-12-13-story.html
— Roskam praises Republican tax compromise as Democrats push back hard – Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-peter-roskam-tammy-duckworth-taxes-20171213-story.html
— ‘We should hold our public officials to the highest ethical standards’ – Ted Slowik
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-will-county-clerk-st-1214-20171213-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Megyn Kelly finds audience by delving into sexual misconduct – AP (DIERSEN: From what I see, Kelly’s goal in life is not only to use “sexual misconduct” to bring down Trump, but to use “sexual misconduct” to bring down all heterosexual men. Those who promote LGBTQ activity are overjoyed with Kelly.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20171213/entlife/312139920/
— Governor candidate Ives: ‘Every school district should be a unit district’ – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171213/governor-candidate-ives-every-school-district-should-be-a-unit-district

 

WLS AM
— Gov candidate Biss: Let’s not have a “coronation” for Pritzker.
http://www.wlsam.com/2017/12/13/gov-candidate-biss-lets-not-have-a-coronation-for-pritzker/
— Pritzker blaming Rauner for Legionnaires’ deaths at Quincy – Bill Cameron
http://www.wlsam.com/2017/12/13/pritzker-blaming-rauner-for-legionnaires-deaths-at-quincy/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Families blame state in veterans home Legionnaires’ outbreak
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171213/families-blame-state-in-veterans-home-legionnaires-outbreak
— Pritzker foundation gave $50 million in 3 years – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171213/schoenburg-pritzker-foundation-gave-50-million-in-3-years

 

TIMES
— Now is the time to commit to being an informed voter – Editorial (DIERSEN: If I was still the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, the organization would be hosting candidate forums for a) Rauner v. Ives, b) Sanguinetti v. Morthland, c) Harold v. Grasso, d) Diganvker v. Jhingan, e) Stella v. Vlakancic, f) Minor v. Grant v. Byrne v. Augustynowicz, g) Kinzler v. Orozco, h) Zito v. Khouri, i) Mendrick v. Bibbiano, j) Tornatore v. DeMichele v. Fichtner v. and Gavanes, k) Hart v. Abbott v. Tully v. Broline, l) McGowen v. Almiron v. Eckhoff v. Zaruba v. Tatro v. Chinchilla, m) Wiley v. Zay v. McQuade, n) Russo v. MacKay, o) Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee candidates, p) etc.)
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/editorial/now-is-the-time-to-commit-to-being-an-informed/article_bdf46aa7-65c6-580c-9057-3d50ce492ea2.html

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Rep David McSweeney calls for abolishment of Algonquin Township
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/12/08/rep-david-mcsweeney-calls-for-abolishment-of-algonquin-township/avu6pst/

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois lawmakers keep leash on their sexual harassment watchdog – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article189532219.html

 

ROCK RIVER TIMES
— Springfield, communications key to home rule discussion – Shane Nicholson
http://rockrivertimes.com/2017/12/13/rockford-home-rule-springfield/

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— McSweeney sides with Ives in call for an investigation into Rauner firing of top attorney – Glenn Minnis
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511296200-mcsweeney-sides-with-ives-in-call-for-an-investigation-into-rauner-firing-of-top-attorney

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Common Core: School Test Scores Are Nosediving – Jane Robbins and Emmett McGroarty
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/common-core-school-test-scores-nosediving/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IVES RESPONDS TO WALL STREET JOURNAL’S EDITORIAL ON ILLINOIS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/12/ives-responds-to-wall-street-journals-editorial-on-illinois-.html
— WALL STREET JOURNAL SCORCHES ILLINOIS’ DISMAL FINANCES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/12/wall-street-journal-scorches-illinois-dismal-finances.html
— 13 ILLINOIS VETERANS DIE OF LEGIONNAIRES IN STATE-RUN FACILITY; 11 FAMILIES SUE FOR NEGLIGENCE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/12/13-illinois-veterans-die-of-legionnaires-in-state-run-facility-11-families-sue-for-negligence.html
— RAUNER RESPONDS TO QUINCY VETERANS’ HOME STORY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/12/rauner-responds-to-quincy-veterans-home-story.html
— 61% SAY FOOD STAMP AND WELFARE RECIPIENTS SHOULD BE DRUG TESTED
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/12/61-say-food-stamp-and-welfare-recipients-should-be-drug-tested.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Leader Durkin’s campaign now out-Profting Dan Proft
https://capitolfax.com/2017/12/13/leader-durkins-campaign-now-out-profting-dan-proft/
— Rauner refuses to answer questions about Murashko’s departure
https://capitolfax.com/2017/12/13/rauner-refuses-to-answer-questions-about-murashkos-departure/
— Kennedy, Ives, Rauner respond *** Political blowback begins over Quincy Veterans Home debacle
https://capitolfax.com/2017/12/13/political-blowback-begins-over-quincy-veterans-home-debacle/
— Rauner does bill-signing event at center which was whacked hard by impasse
https://capitolfax.com/2017/12/13/rauner-does-bill-signing-event-at-center-which-was-whacked-hard-by-impasse/
— Ives responds *** We’re number one! (and not in a good way)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/12/13/were-number-one-and-not-in-a-good-way/

 

FOX NEWS
— Results suggest allegations weighed heavily on Moore candidacy – Benjamin Brown (DIERSEN: With their success in defeating Moore, anti-Trumps will increasingly allege that all Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/13/sexual-misconduct-allegations-weighed-heavily-on-moore-candidacy-results-suggest.html

 

DAILY CALLER
— The Truth About Racial Profiling Is That Everyone Does It, Especially Leftists – Lloyd Marcus
http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/13/the-truth-about-racial-profiling-is-that-everyone-does-it-especially-leftists/
— Alabamians Rejected A Creepy Kook, Not Trump – Scott Greer
http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/13/alabamians-rejected-a-creepy-kook-not-trump/

 

THE HILL
— Kinzinger rips ‘RINO’ Bannon for ‘morally inept strategies’ – AVERY ANAPOL
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/364655-gop-lawmaker-rips-rino-bannon-for-morally-inept-strategies

 

POLITICO
— Alabama shocker threatens GOP agenda Republicans will struggle next year as their fragile majority narrows. – SEUNG MIN KIM
https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/13/what-does-doug-jones-victory-mean-for-senate-294244

 

AOL NEWS
— Republicans blame Steve Bannon for Roy Moore’s shocking loss in Alabama – MAXWELL TANI (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. Should I write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes?)
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/12/13/republicans-blame-steve-bannon-for-roy-moores-shocking-loss-in-alabama/23305953/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Republican Tax Bill Overhauls Rules Many Were Counting On – Deborah B. Solomon
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/13/business/republican-tax-bill-overhauls.html

 

FOX RENO
— Republicans say Alabama loss was rejection of Roy Moore, not the GOP – Stephen Loiaconi
http://foxreno.com/news/connect-to-congress/republicans-say-alabama-loss-was-rejection-of-roy-moore-not-the-gop

 

NEWSWEEK
— BILL CLINTON, ACCUSED RAPIST, CELEBRATES ROY MOORE LOSS IN ALABAMA IN CAMPAIGN ABOUT WOMEN’S RIGHTS – NICOLE RODRIGUEZ
http://www.newsweek.com/bill-clinton-accused-rapist-celebrates-roy-moore-loss-alabama-campaign-about-746422

 

FORBES
— Working In Retirement: Wishful Thinking? – Richard Eisenberg (DIERSEN: Who does not want you to work in retirement? My critics/opponents do not want me to get a job that would be appropriate for someone with my education, work experience, professional certifications, and professional license. My getting a good job would raise questions about why they wasted my career and forced me to retire. My Democrat GAO superiors stress that they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, 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. My Democrat IRS superiors stress that they did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors stress that they forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2017/12/13/working-in-retirement-wishful-thinking/#1b3dfefa3f28

 

BLOOMBERG
— Alabama Win Gives Democrats More Leverage on Budget, Immigration – Laura Litvan
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-13/alabama-win-gives-democrats-more-leverage-on-budget-immigration

 

BBC
— Roy Moore defeat: Republicans ponder ‘humbling’ result (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps want Republicans to lose elections. Anti-Trumps will use Moore’s defeat to hint/imply/ague/shout that Republicans should stop running candidates who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42342377

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.