December 18 Evening Edition

ABC7
— NEWSVIEWS: GOV. BRUCE RAUNER
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/newsviews-gov-bruce-rauner/1661268/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It’s been nearly two years since Bruce Rauner was sworn in as governor of Illinois. In those two years, there has been a lot of gridlock between the Republican governor and the Democratic-controlled General Assembly. There is no state budget, no turnaround plan as the governor has called for and a temporary measure expires at the end of the year. As we approach the end of the year, a homeless shelter in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood says it will close without a deal. There is talk that the state could miss out on infrastructure money under the incoming Trump administration and colleges and universities are looking at operating without state funding.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Locked desks, missing docs? Mendoza says office appears ‘looted’ – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/locked-desks-missing-docs-mendoza-says-office-appears-looted/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— How ‘Saturday Night Live’ managed to turn 2016’s chaos into TV gold – Elahe Izadi
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-saturday-night-live-20161218-story.html
— Ivanka Trump could be the most powerful first lady ever – Kate Andersen Brower
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-ivanka-trump-first-lady-powerful-20161216-story.html
— Sen. John McCain calls for Russia hacking investigation: ‘There’s no doubt’ of interference – Amy B. Wang
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-john-mccain-russia-hacking-probe-20161218-story.html

— GOP Electoral College members say they’re giving rural America ‘equal voice’  (DIERSEN: What is your connection with rural America?  My mother was born and raised on a farm in Grant Park on the Indiana border. I spent lots of time with her parents at that farm during the 1950s and early 1960s.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-electoral-college-donald-trump-20161218-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— A holiday civic lessons on why Illinois is going bust – Andy Shaw
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/andy-shaw-a-holiday-civic-lessons-on-why-illinois-is-going-bust/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Happy holidays not in store for Illinois as budget impasse looms – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20161217/our-view-happy-holidays-not-in-store-for-illinois-as-budget-impasse-looms

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Farrakhan sees a new opening for black separatist message – AP
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/farrakhan-sees-a-new-opening-for-black-separatist-message/article_c0d38a62-960e-5ce0-b6fe-da591154e315.html
— Trump Cabinet excites his voters: ‘We have to trust him’ – AP
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/trump-cabinet-excites-his-voters-we-have-to-trust-him/article_2a1ed544-2034-5197-9f4c-382439754fb6.html
— Will the fashion community warm up to Melania Trump? – SARA BAUKNECHT
http://www.pantagraph.com/lifestyles/will-the-fashion-community-warm-up-to-melania-trump/article_263ee945-d208-5b14-8ca7-067714e2236c.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— The number of speeding tickets issued in Illinois has plunged since 2010, while the number of roadway fatalities has ticked up. – AP
http://www.bnd.com/news/state/illinois/article121650782.html

 

WJBD RADIO
— Electoral College: What to Know About Monday’s Vote – ABC News
http://www.wjbdradio.com/politics/2016/12/18/electoral-college-what-to-know-about-mondays-vote

 

CITIZEN KELLY
— 1320 WILS’ Mike Cohen Show: Citizen Kelly talks about his FEC complaint against CNN
http://www.citizenkelly.com/1320-wils-mike-cohen-show-citizen-kelly-talks-about-his-fec-complaint-against-cnn/

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Smear Campaign Against Sessions Ignores the Facts – Ann Corkery
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2016/12/18/smear_campaign_against_sessions_ignores_the_facts_132588.html

 

RENEW AMERICA
— Time for conservatives/Republicans to unite behind Trump – Lloyd Marcus
http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/marcus/161218

 

GATEWAY PUNDIT
— Trump Electors in Pennsylvania Offered Police Protection Before Monday’s Vote – Jim Hoft
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/12/breaking-trump-electors-pennsylvania-offered-police-protection-mondays-vote/

 

TOWNHALL
— Salon: The Electoral College Is Racist, But They Should Stand Up Against Donald Trump – Matt Vespa
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2016/12/18/salon-the-electoral-college-is-racist-and-they-should-stand-up-against-donald-trump-n2261165

 

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— DRAINING THE BUREAUCRATIC SWAMP … COURTESY OF OUR PROGRESSIVE FRIENDS – Nate Madden, Daniel Horowitz  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government a) always had prioritized lists of their employees they wanted to get rid of and b) always focused on getting rid of those employees.  Because of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, the more of the following that an employee was, the higher up on the lists those employees were: Republican, White, male, older, and non-veteran.)
https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/12/draining-the-bureaucratic-swamp-courtesy-of-our-progressive-friends

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— Trump almost certain to win Electoral College vote, but nothing’s sure in 2016 elections
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/18/trump-almost-certain-to-win-electoral-college-vote-but-nothings-sure-in-2016-elections.html

 

BLAZE
— Fox News contributor: I didn’t need ‘a puppy, a cry-in or a hotline when President Obama won’ – Sarah Lee  (DIERSEN: Trump is far less to the right than Obama is to the left.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/17/fox-news-contributor-i-didnt-need-a-puppy-a-cry-in-or-a-hotline-when-president-obama-won/
— Trump hits back at Michelle Obama: ‘We have tremendous hope’ – Chris Enloe  (DIERSEN: Under Trump, those who are NOT anti-Protestant, NOT anti-conservative, NOT anti-Republican, NOT anti-American, NOT anti-White, NOT anti-male, NOT anti-older people, NOT anti-rich people, NOT anti-gun owners, NOT anti-German Americans, and/or NOT anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors SHOULD HAVE MORE HOPE.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/17/trump-hits-back-at-michelle-obama-we-have-tremendous-hope/
— Michael Moore: ‘You have to admire conservatives/Republicans…they don’t care’ – Sarah Lee
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/17/michael-moore-you-have-to-admire-conservativesrepublicans-they-dont-care/

 

THE HILL
— Blame game bubbles over Russian interference in election – REBECCA SAVRANSKY (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those Republican candidates in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who since 2000 lost elections or who won by smaller margins than they expected WHO BLAME ME FOR THAT.  Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes SHOUT AT THE AFORESAID CANDIDATES THAT ME AND MY GOPUSA ILLINOIS EMAILS CAUSED THEM TO LOSE OR CAUSED THEM TO WIN BY SMALLER MARGINS THAN THEY EXPECTED.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/310951-blame-game-bubbles-up-over-russian-interference-in-election
— New reality: Politicians talk, stock shares drop – PETER SCHROEDER (DIERSEN: Will this discourage companies from doing things that 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 for a long time?)
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/310828-new-reality-politicians-talk-stock-shares-drop

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Politics Today Lack The Language To Understand The Damage Trump Is Doing.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lincoln-mitchell/our-political-class-lacks_b_13707792.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Time to face reality, Obama — Trump is going to be president – Michael Goodwin
http://nypost.com/2016/12/18/time-to-face-reality-obama-trump-is-going-to-be-president/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— As Trump era nears, is the media ready for the challenge? – Margaret Sullivan  (DIERSEN: Dave Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are ready for the challenge.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/as-trump-era-nears-is-the-media-ready-for-the-challenge/2016/12/18/5db9977c-c45f-11e6-9a51-cd56ea1c2bb7_story.html

 

USA TODAY
— When campus microaggressions are real  Conservative and libertarian students have been long been ‘othered’ on college campuses. – Glenn Harlan Reynolds
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/12/12/college-campus-conservatives-trump-glenn-reynolds-column/95331660/

 

FORBES
— Chinese Investments In The U.S. Hit An All-Time High In 2016, But Don’t Expect The Same In 2017 – Ellen Sheng  (DIERSEN: What do foreign countries and their citizens think of those who share your demographics?  If citizens of a foreign country bought the company that you work for, what would they do with you?)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ellensheng/2016/12/18/chinese-investments-in-the-u-s-hit-an-all-time-high-in-2016-but-dont-expect-the-same-in-2017/

 

FORTUNE
— GOP Again Eyes Sanctuary Cities Ban Due to Political Tide – AP  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.)
http://fortune.com/2016/12/18/gop-sanctuary-cities-immigration/

 

THE BEAST
— Clinton Chairman Continues to Blame Russia for Loss  John Podesta refused to say publicly that Hillary Clinton lost in a fair election. – ANDREW DESIDERIO and BETSY WOODRUFF  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those Republican candidates in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who since 2000 lost elections or who won by smaller margins than they expected WHO BLAME ME FOR THAT.  Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes SHOUT AT THE AFORESAID CANDIDATES THAT ME AND MY GOPUSA ILLINOIS EMAILS CAUSED THEM TO LOSE OR CAUSED THEM TO WIN BY SMALLER MARGINS THAN THEY EXPECTED.)
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/18/clinton-chairman-continues-to-blame-russia-for-loss.html

 

TRUTHOUT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “White Nationalism in the Oval Office and the Suppression of Dissent.”
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/38768-white-nationalism-in-the-oval-office-and-the-suppression-of-dissent

 

DAILY KOS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The perennial perils of propaganda.”  Mainstream news media in America is Democrat Party propaganda.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/12/18/1611124/-The-perennial-perils-of-propaganda
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump’s administration needs to be stopped, blocked, and shut down—completely.”
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/12/18/1611333/-Donald-Trump-s-administration-needs-to-be-stopped-blocked-and-shut-down-completely

 

DAILY MAIL
— An over-the-shoulder pose : Ivanka Trump shows off her stylish ‘date night’ outfit in sassy photo with pajama-clad son Joseph – ERICA TEMPESTA
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4045928/An-shoulder-pose-Ivanka-Trump-shows-stylish-date-night-outfit-sassy-photo-pajama-clad-son-Joseph.html

 

GUARDIAN
— Senior adviser on Trump’s diplomacy: ‘I can’t keep up with the tweets’ – Martin Pengelly
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/18/senior-adviser-on-trumps-diplomacy-i-cant-keep-up-with-the-tweets

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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