December 22 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— VP-elect Mike Pence coming to Chicago for fundraiser – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/vp-elect-mike-pence-coming-to-chicago-for-fundraiser/
— Rauner contributes $50 million to his re-election campaign fund – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rauner-contributes-50m-to-his-re-election-campaign-fund/amp/
— Emails show Emanuel’s obsessions: crime and media image – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/analysis-emails-show-emanuels-obsessions-crime-and-media-image/
— Rauner files unfair labor charge against AFSCME – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-files-unfair-labor-charge-against-afscme/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pence set for Chicago fundraiser next week – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-mike-pence-chicago-fundraiser-met-1223-20161222-story.html
— Rauner gives his campaign $50 million almost 2 years before election – Kim Geiger and Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-50-million-met-20161222-story.html
— Political bromance? Emanuel in email to Rauner: ‘I love you a lot’ – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-rahm-loves-rauner-1223-chicago-inc-20161222-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Chicago Tribune makes it clear that it wants Mark Kirk to be the role model for all Republicans.  Mark Kirk has always rejected many planks in the Republican Party platform.  Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-mark-kirk-us-senate-met-20161222-story.html
— Emanuel’s private emails with executives show he’s business booster – Ally Marotti and Lauren Zumbach
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-rahm-emanuel-emails-business-leaders-1223-biz-20161222-story.html
— In email, N’DIGO publisher demanded Rahm tear up her parking tickets – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-ndigo-publisher-rahm-parking-tickets-1223-chicago-inc-20161222-story.html
— Obama eliminates post-9/11 registry for foreigners, making it harder for Trump to restart it
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-obama-immigrant-men-registry-20161222-story.html
— Ex-employees allege nursing home tried to mislead inspectors on abuse – David Jackson and Gary Marx
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-bria-river-oaks-nursing-home-met-story.html
— Groups protest Bruce Rauner’s Syrian refugee policy
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/92182412-132.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Township races promising fireworks in DuPage – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161222/news/161229600/
— Gilberts Republican Kurt Kojzarek playing increasingly large role on Kane County Board James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161222/news/161229606/
— Pension fund launches investigation into Bensenville park director  The newly hired interim executive director of the Bensenville Park District is under investigation by the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, which is demanding proof Joe Vallez worked at least 1,000 hours a year at each of his three other park district jobs. – Jake Griffin  (DIERSEN: What documentation do you have that shows the hours that you worked?  I have saved copies of all the time sheets that I submitted to GAO 1980-1997, to IRS 1971-1980, to Firestone Stores 1970-1972, to University Plaza Dormitory and Chrysler in 1970, to the Post Office 1966-1969, to John’s Sinclair, Thrall Car, and Flossmoor Country Club in 1966, and to S.S. Kresges 1964-1966.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161222/news/161229659/
— Lake County: Active township races part of April election potpourri – Bob Susnjara
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161222/news/161229597/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Rauner gives his campaign fund $50 million – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161222/BLOGS02/161229954/rauner-gives-his-campaign-fund-50-million
— Christmas comes early for political geeks as Emanuel unloads emails – AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161222/NEWS02/161229955/christmas-comes-early-for-political-geeks-as-emanuel-unloads-emails

 

ABC7
— MAYOR EMANUEL’S PERSONAL EMAILS ABOUT CITY BUSINESS RELEASED – Chuck Goudie and Stacey Baca
http://abc7chicago.com/news/mayor-emanuels-personal-emails-about-city-business-released/1667619/
— EMANUEL DEALS WITH EMAIL RELEASE FALLOUT – Charles Thomas
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/emanuel-deals-with-email-release-fallout/1669185/
— DONALD TRUMP INAUGURATION WEEK EVENTS RELEASED – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-inauguration-week-events-released/1667112/

 

NB5
— Newly Released Emails Reveal Emanuel’s Clout-Heavy Conversations  In an April conversation with Griffin, the billionaire urged Emanuel to paint the city’s speed bumps after sustaining $10,000 in damage to his car. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Emanuel-E-Mails-Reveal-Conversations–407967635.html
— CEO of Better Government Association Andy Shaw Talks Release of Emanuel Emails
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/CEO-of-Better-Government-Association-Talks-Release-of-Emanuel-Emails_Chicago-407965616.html
— City Council Violated Open Meetings Act, Judge Rules: Report  “Public comment must be allowed at all open meetings,” Judge Diane Joan Larsen wrote. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/City-Council-Violated-Open-Meetings-Act-Judge-Rules-Report-407771045.html

 

CBS2
— Questions Remain After Emanuel Releases Private Emails
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/12/22/questions-remain-after-emanuel-releases-private-emails/

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Gov. Rauner files unfair labor practice charge against union – AP
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/gov-rauner-files-unfair-labor-practice-charge-against-union/article_68c85524-6b8b-570c-b4dc-3dba70767628.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Illinois held hostage, year 3 – Jim Nowlan
http://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20161221/nowlan-illinois-held-hostage-year-3

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— State Still Not Paying Its Share for Public Schools – DUSTY RHODES
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-still-not-paying-its-share-public-schools#stream/0

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump’s vineyard is hiring — foreign workers  Virginia winery will pay workers $10.72 an hour – CHRIS ISIDORE AND CURT DEVINE  (DIERSEN: Did/would you work for less than $15 an hour in today’s dollars?  I did while a) I washed dishes 1964-1966, b) I cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966, and c) I pumped gasoline 1971-1972.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trumps-vineyard-is-hiring-foreign-workers/628210715

 

WILL COUNTY NEWS
— Governor Rauner working for Illinois – Steve Balich  (DIERSEN: Who/what do you work for?  I work for the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)
http://willcountynews.com/2016/12/22/governor-rauner-working-for-illinois/

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE JEANNE IVES
— Rep. Ives Urges Mendoza to Continue ‘No Budget No Pay’
http://www.jeanneives.org/2016/12/rep-ives-urges-mendoza-to-continue-no.html

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PROPERTY TAXES MOUNT ON ‘HOME ALONE’ HOUSE  Real reform to help overtaxed Illinoisans – such as a property-tax cap and aggressive government consolidation – would be the gift that keeps giving the whole year round. – Brendan Bakala  (DIERSEN: How much property tax do you pay? My wife and I paid $11,059 this year for 915 Cove Court in Wheaton. The property’s 2016 assessed value is based on a $455,220 market value, but no one would pay that much for it because the property taxes are so high.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/property-taxes-mount-on-home-alone-house/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— State Lawmaker “Worried” Illinois Might Protect Babies From Abortion – Chris Iverson
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/state-lawmaker-worried-illinois-might-protect-babies-abortion/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— AFSCME responds *** Rauner demands AFSCME pay $2 million a day during impasse
http://capitolfax.com/2016/12/22/rauner-demands-afscme-pay-2-million-a-day-during-impasse/

 

NEWSMAX
— Obama to End Terror-Related Registry Before Trump Takes Office – Jason Devaney (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with terrorists.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Obama-Terror-Registry/2016/12/22/id/765256/

 

FOX NEWS
— Trump’s talkers: As disciplined as he is unruly – Chris Stirewalt
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/22/trumps-talkers-as-disciplined-as-is-unruly.html

 

BILL O’REILLY
—  Far Left, Dreaming of a Non-White Christmas  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs pander to individuals, to organizations, to companies, to governments, and to countries that are anti-White.)
http://www.billoreilly.com/b/Staff-Column:-Far-Left,-Dreaming-of-a-Non-White-Christmas/-50057050510853382.html

 

BREITBART
— Beach Boys in Talks for Trump Inauguration – JEROME HUDSON  (DIERSEN: My wife an I saw the Beach Boys perform at the National Corvette Museum Grand Opening in 1994.  SEE:
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1994-09-11/features/9409110194_1_national-corvette-museum-corvette-owners-american-sports-car)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2016/12/22/good-chance-beach-boys-perform-trumps-inauguration/
— Chicago Gun Violence So High It Is Skewing National Murder Figures – AWR HAWKINS
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/21/chicago-gun-violence-high-skewing-national-violent-crime-figures/

 

BLAZE
— GQ recently published a list of “The Least Influential People of 2016,” and listed among more than a dozen other people was none other than Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. – Sara Gonzales  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always shouted that me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are NOT influential, but at the same time, they blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/22/gq-disses-hillary-clinton-by-naming-her-to-an-unflattering-list/
— Obama: My approval rating tanked because of the ‘fictional character’ Fox, Limbaugh created – Tre Goins-Phillips
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/22/obama-my-approval-rating-tanked-because-of-the-fictional-character-fox-limbaugh-created/
— Creationist Ken Ham puts colored lights on Noah’s Ark exhibit to ‘take the rainbow back’ from LGBT – Tre Goins-Phillips
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/22/creationist-ken-ham-puts-colored-lights-on-noahs-ark-exhibit-to-take-the-rainbow-back-from-lgbt/
— John Bolton jabs at the ‘totally unbiased mainstream media’ over Trump snub – Carlos Garcia
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/22/john-bolton-jabs-at-the-totally-unbiased-mainstream-media-over-trump-snub/

 

GOPUSA
— Backlash Against Merkel Grows  German Chancellor Angela Merkel is endangering her citizens with open borders and lax immigration system in a time of terror, with the Islamic State openly encouraging “soldiers of the caliphate” to exploit porous refugee flows and slaughter infidels.
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=18569
— Obama dumps Muslim immigrant registry before Trump takes office  The decision to scrap the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System comes amid growing international terror fears and President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestions that he could ban Muslim immigrants from the United States.
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=18606
— Screaming lawyer chases down Ivanka Trump and yells at her as she sits with her kids on flight to Florida  (DIERSEN: Should Trump supporters wear body cameras to document harassment from anti-Trumps?)
http://www.gopusa.com/screaming-lawyer-chases-down-ivanka-trump-and-yells-at-her-as-she-sits-with-her-kids-on-flight-to-florida/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— PRO-TRUMP ARSON AND VANDALISM REVEALED AS FAKE (AGAIN) – Kent Kellar
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2016/12/22/pro-trump-arson-and-vandalism-revealed-as-fake-again/
— WILL ISLAMIC STATE’S BERLIN ATTACK UNSEAT ANGELA MERKEL IN 2017? – Kent Kellar
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2016/12/22/will-islamic-states-berlin-attack-unseat-angela-merkel-in-2017/
— SHOCKING CENSUS REPORT REVEALS HOW LIBERALS LITERALLY DEPOPULATED THEIR STATES  (DIERSEN: Liberals promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, booze, pot, gambling, etc.)
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2016/12/22/shocking-census-report-reveals-how-liberals-literally-depopulated-their-states/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Trump Nail in the Media Coffin – VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443263/mainstream-media-trump-opposition-exposed-their-bias-irrelevance
— Want to Fix Journalism? Start by Bringing Diversity of Thought to Newsrooms – JOHN BICKNELL  (DIERSEN: “Mainstream news organizations” DO NOT “want to regain credibility with the public.” They want to a) defend and advance the Democrat Party platform and b) elect and reelect Democrats.)
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443235/journalism-thought-diversity-hiring-conservative-journalists-can-help-fix-news-media
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If mainstream news organizations want to regain credibility with the public, they should begin by hiring young conservative journalists. How can we fix the failures of journalism that were made so obvious by the election of 2016? We could start by doing something that might put me out of business, or at least make my job harder to do. I hire reporters to cover state and local government. They are tasked with finding waste, fraud, and malfeasance, along with shining a light into corners where most news outlets don’t look and from a perspective — that of the free market — from which all too many reporters and editors are not familiar.)
— German Lesson: Islamist Enclaves Breed Jihadism – ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443268/germany-islamist-enclaves-europe-jihad-terrorism-problem-growing
— What Would It Take for Progressives to Reject Black Lives Matter? – DAVID FRENCH
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443283/black-lives-matter-progressives-radical-dangerous-movement

 

THE HILL
— Ivanka Trump hops on private jet after incident on JetBlue flight: report – MARK HENSCH
http://origin-nyi.thehill.com/homenews/administration/311593-ivanka-trump-swaps-jetblue-flight-for-private-jet-report

 

AOL NEWS
— Gingrich predicts most of Obama’s legacy will ‘disappear within a year’  (DIERSEN: Obama condemned my 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX V-8 as being a clunker.  Will Trump pardon the car?)
http://www.aol.com/article/news/2016/12/22/gingrich-predicts-most-of-obama-s-legacy-will-disappear-within/21640632/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— A Tangerine Wig and a Tightrope Walk: Alec Baldwin as Donald J. Trump – SARAH MASLIN NIR
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/20/arts/television/a-tangerine-wig-and-a-tightrope-walk-alec-baldwin-as-donald-j-trump.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘DeploraBall’ will celebrate victory of media-bashing Trump at National Press Club – John Woodrow Cox
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/deploraball-will-celebrate-election-of-media-bashing-trump-at-national-press-club/2016/12/22/53958d64-c86f-11e6-8bee-54e800ef2a63_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Illinois: Land of Leaving  The public-union exemplar leads the U.S. in out-migration. – Editorial
http://www.wsj.com/articles/illinois-land-of-leaving-1482451561
— Candidates for DNC Top Job: Obama Failed Us  They rarely mention him by name, but the message from those running for party chairman is clear: the president left Democrats in a weakened state – REID J. EPSTEIN  (DIERSEN: What do you say those “Republicans” in Illinois who pandered to Obama and who blamed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for Republican defeats in Illinois?)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/candidates-for-dncs-top-job-obama-failed-us-1482426611

 

ALBURQUERQUE JOURNAL
— Men removed from JetBlue flight with Ivanka Trump aboard – AP
https://www.abqjournal.com/914548/men-removed-from-jetblue-flight-with-ivanka-trump-aboard.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A New York man says he and his husband were removed from a JetBlue flight after his husband “expressed displeasure” about flying with Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner. Matthew Lasner said on Twitter that JetBlue staff kicked him and his husband off the flight from New York’s Kennedy airport to Florida on Thursday after overhearing his husband’s remarks. Lasner tweeted earlier that his husband was chasing the couple down in the terminal “to harass them.”  Lasner has since deleted his Twitter account. JetBlue cited the possibility of “the risk of escalation during flight” in explaining the decision to remove the men. The airline says the couple was rebooked for the next available flight. A spokeswoman for the Trump family declined comment but did not dispute the accounts.)

 

SEATTLE TIMES
— Why so many fatal crashes for migrant workers? Some answers – AP
http://www.seattletimes.com/business/why-so-many-fatal-crashes-for-migrant-workers-some-answers/

 

AMERICAN PROSPECT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “For Trump, It’s Payback Time  Government by state-sponsored vendetta looms.”  When those who voted for Trump are attacked, will Trump use the federal government to defend them?  Anti-Trumps stress that more voted for Clinton than for Trump.
http://prospect.org/article/trump-it%e2%80%99s-payback-time

 

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps deny that they dominate education in America.
https://newrepublic.com/article/139474/myth-liberal-echo-chamber-campus
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that Trump is inviting terrorisam.  Anti-Trumps want Trump to pander to terrorists.
https://newrepublic.com/article/139485/trump-says-hell-eradicate-terrorism-hes-inviting-instead

 

ATLANTIC
— ‘It’s What We Do More Than What We Say’: Obama on Race, Identity, and the Way Forward – Ta-Nehisi Coates  (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors DO EVERYTHING THAT THEY CAN TO GET RID OF individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/12/ta-nehisi-coates-obama-transcript-iii/511475/

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— In Texas, Trump’s ‘Big, Beautiful Wall’ Is Morphing Into a Series of Fences – Adam K. Raymond
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/12/trumps-wall-is-morphing-into-a-series-of-fences.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.