December 22 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE HEADLINE: Fleeing taxpayers aren’t frogs in Madigan’s pot – John Kass  (DIERSEN: What discourages you from leaving Illinois?  My ancestors have lived in northeast Illinois since 1844; I have lived in Illinois since 1948; my wife and I have lived in Wheaton since 1978; the four universities that I earned degrees from are in Illinois; my wife and I have lived in our home since 1984; religious/conservative/Republican values have brought prosperity and safety to Wheaton, to Milton Township, and to DuPage County; and all those who represent my precinct in congress, state senate, state house, county, and township are Republicans.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-illinois-population-decline-kass-1222-20161221-column.html
— From Indianapolis to London: Are gay bars going extinct?
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/midwest/ct-gay-bars-indianapolis-20161222-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Outside mayor’s house, marchers call on him to quell gun violence – Sam Charles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mayor-rahm-emanuel-vigil-marchers-gun-violence/
— Gov and Dems looking like ushers at Illinois exit door – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Who works the hardest to get you to leave Illinois?  For me, they include those who I have sued, those who blame me for their election defeats, those who focus on destroying those who they cannot manipulate/dominate, and those who promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, political affiliation discrimination, race and gender based preference giving, age discrimination, booze, pot, and/or gambling.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-gov-and-dems-looking-like-ushers-at-illinois-exit-door/
— In bitter divide, repeal of North Carolina LGBT law fails – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/repeal-of-north-carolina-lgbt-law-fails/
— Outside mayor’s house, marchers call on him to quell gun violence – Sam Charles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mayor-rahm-emanuel-vigil-marchers-gun-violence/

 

DAILY HERALD
— $75K loan  Records show College of DuPage Chair Deanne Mazzochi of Elmhurst loaned her campaign $75,000 Dec. 16. Mazzochi was elected to a 6-year term in April 2015, but could use the funds to help other candidates. Three of the board’s seven members are not running for re-election: including trustees Erin Birt and Dianne McGuire, as well as David Olsen, who was appointed to replace former board chair Katherine Hamilton. Olsen was named this summer to fill Sandack’s post over the summer and won election to a two-year term in November. – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161222/news/161229679/

 

WGN RADIO
— Rick Pearson: “We Can’t Stop Pointing Out What The Truth Is” – JOE YGELMAN  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.  According to them, only they determine what is true or not true.  They demand that I not do anything without their specific authorization.)
http://wgnradio.com/2016/12/21/rick-pearson-we-cant-stop-pointing-out-what-the-truth-is/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to Crain’s, with 42,887 full-time employees as of the end of 2015, the United States Government employees the most people in the Chicago area.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/section/lists?djoPage=view_html&djoPid=1643&djoPY=%40pGKJyF3ZKmUM
— Survey: Are you on a path to promotion?  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government.  If you work for the federal government, the more of the following that you are, the more that you are on a path to promotion: Democrat, minority, female, young, and someone who helps their superiors get rid of employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GVYHZXZ

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Group asks Sangamon County Board to stop prayers – Bernard Schoenburg  (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes pray for?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes pray that GOD would not only stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but that GAO would a) severely punish me for having sent those emails out and b) severely punish those who have read the emails for reasons other than opposition research. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who want video gambling in Wheaton pray that GOD would send me straight to HELL so that Wheaton can have video gambling.)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20161221/bernard-schoenburg-group-asks-sangamon-county-board-to-stop-prayers
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Illinois anything but rosy when you consider the numbers – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20161221/our-view-illinois-anything-but-rosy-when-you-consider-numbers

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Judge: Medical providers don’t have to give info on abortion – AP
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/judge-medical-providers-don-t-have-to-give-info-on/article_d0910a6b-85e5-503f-8702-c272c339a594.html

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Moving out  More and more Illinoisans have had enough – Editorial  (DIERSEN: What discourages you from leaving Illinois?  My ancestors have lived in northeast Illinois since 1844; I have lived in Illinois since 1948; my wife and I have lived in Wheaton since 1978; the four universities that I earned degrees from are in Illinois; my wife and I have lived in our home since 1984; religious/conservative/Republican values have brought prosperity and safety to Wheaton, to Milton Township, and to DuPage County; and all those who represent my precinct in congress, state senate, state house, county, and township are Republicans.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2016-12-22/moving-out.html

 

SOUTHERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
http://thesouthern.com/news/opinion/editorial/quick/quick-will-you-reach-out-your-helping-hand/article_023ca91c-417d-537e-b9e4-610fa39e8adb.html

 

EAST PEORIA TIMES COURIER
— The press: ‘You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone’ – Bill Knight  (DIERSEN: If my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes succeed in stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, who will they replace me with?  How much will they pay my replacement – $200,000, $500,000, $1 million+ per year?  How much will they charge for GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails – $500, $750, $1,000+ a year?)
http://www.eastpeoriatimescourier.com/news/20161222/press-youre-gonna-miss-me-when-im-gone

 

WJBD RADIO
— Trump Adviser Defends His Wealthy Cabinet, Administration Picks  (DIERSEN: Where did your wealth come from?  My wealth came from money that I earned working for GAO 1980-1997; for IRS 1971-1980; for Firestone Stores 1970-1972; for Chrysler and University Plaza Dormitory in 1970; for the Post Office 1966-1969; for John’s Sinclair, Thrall Car, and Flossmoor Country Club in 1966; and S.S. Kresges 1964-1966.)
http://www.wjbdradio.com/politics/2016/12/22/trump-adviser-defends-his-wealthy-cabinet-administration-picks

 

LAWNDALE NEWS
— Governor Bruce Rauner kicks-off the Grand Opening of the Hispanic Innovation Center – Chicago (HICC)  (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) glorify and praise entrepreneurs and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn lowly wage earners.  I was a lowly wage earner 1964-1997.)
http://www.lawndalenews.com/2016/12/governor-bruce-rauner-kicks-off-the-grand-opening-of-the-hispanic-innovation-center-chicago-hicc/
(FROM THE ARTICLE:  HICC provides International Hispanic entrepreneurs access to experienced professional resources to understand the US Market, develop effective business plans, access US based talent, connect, network and transform their businesses with help of the Chicago professional business community.)

 

WHEATON LEADER
— Wheaton City Council approves increase in property tax levy  Suess, Fitch vote against increase – ERIC SCHELKOPF
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/12/20/wheaton-city-council-approves-increase-in-property-tax-levy/anl086j/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford Wins Injunction – John Biver
https://illinoisfamily.org/religious/pregnancy-care-center-rockford-wins-injunction-temporarily-halts-illinois-abortion-referral-mandate/

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— Vitriolic Keith Olbermann Demands Fans ‘Never Call Trump President’ – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.publiusforum.com/2016/12/21/vitriolic-keith-olbermann-demands-fans-never-call-trump-president/

 

GOPUSA
— Michelle Obama’s Christmas Lump of Coal – Michelle Malkin
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=18584

 

BREITBART
— Illinois Loses More Residents than Any Other State for Third Year in a Row – KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/21/report-illinois-loses-more-residents-than-any-other-state-for-third-year-in-a-row/

 

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— CBS News Report on Haiti Recovery Focus on American Red Cross, but Ignore Clinton Foundation Scandals – Spencer Irvine
http://www.aim.org/on-target-blog/cbs-news-report-on-haiti-recovery-focus-on-american-red-cross-but-ignore-clinton-foundation-scandals/

 

NEWSMAX
— Millions of Mexican Immigrants Urged to Apply for US Citizenship – Jeffrey Rodack
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/millions-mexican-immigrants-us-citizenship/2016/12/21/id/765095/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Harry Reid Says He ‘Did What Was Necessary’ By Lying About Mitt Romney’s Tax Returns – Chuck Ross  (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.)
http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/21/reid-i-did-what-was-necessary-by-lying-about-romneys-tax-returns/
— Kellyanne Conway: White House Will Have ‘Great Deal Of Press Availability’ – Kaitlan Collins
http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/22/kellyanne-conway-press-will-have-daily-access-to-donald-trump/

 

CNS NEWS
— FRC’s Perkins: Trump’s Sec. of State Must Ferret Out LGBT and Abortion Activists in State Dep’t – Michael W. Chapman
http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/trumps-sec-state-must-ferrot-out-lgbt-and-abortion-activists-state-dept

 

THE HILL
— The media’s student loan forgiveness myth – ALAN COLLINGE
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/economy-budget/311437-the-medias-student-loan-forgiveness-myth
— Dems seek more vetting for Trump nominees before hearings – JORDAIN CARNEY
http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/311487-dems-seek-more-vetting-for-trump-nominees-before-hearings

 

CNN
— Dreamers prepare for fight against Trump – Rosa Flores  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.)
http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/22/politics/dreamers-trump-immigration/

 

AOL NEWS
— Bill O’Reilly’s ‘white establishment’ comments ignite firestorm over his racism – EMILY C. SINGER
http://www.aol.com/article/news/2016/12/21/bill-oreillys-white-establishment-comments-ignite-firestorm/21632884/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Bored, Broke and Armed: Clues to Chicago’s Gang Violence – JOHN ELIGOND
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/us/chicago-gang-violence.html
— The Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It’s Automation. – Claire Cain Miller  (DIERSEN: What I do for you as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor CANNOT BE AUTOMATED.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/upshot/the-long-term-jobs-killer-is-not-china-its-automation.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s conflicts of interest could conflict federal employees.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/12/22/trumps-conflicts-of-interest-could-conflict-federal-employees/
— Texas AG: Lawyer speech code proposed by American Bar Association would violate the First Amendment – Eugene Volokh
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/12/20/texas-ag-lawyer-speech-code-proposed-by-american-bar-association-would-violate-the-first-amendment/

 

USA TODAY
— Half of Americans have missed out on the ‘Trump Rally’ – Adam Shell
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2016/12/22/stocks-trump-main-street/95695856/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The U.S. stock market has generated $1.8 trillion in paper profits since Election Day, but nearly half of Americans haven’t made a penny in the so-called “Trump Rally.” The reason: they don’t own stocks. Only 52% of Americans polled by Gallup in early April said they “have money invested in the stock market,” matching the lowest stock ownership rate in the 19 years Gallup has been tracking that statistic. The percentage of Americans invested in the stock market is down from its peak of 65% back in 2007 prior to the financial crisis and worst stock market rout since the Great Depression, Gallup data show. The fallout from the Great Recession took a big toll on Americans’ sense of financial well-being, sapping their confidence in the job market, the economy and Wall Street. “Fear is a powerful emotion and has caused investors to flee stocks since the recession,” says Randy Warren, chief investment officer at Warren Financial Service. The lack of broad individual investor participation in the stock rally since Nov. 8 is notable, given that Trump’s surprise win over Hillary Clinton was driven by the billionaire businessman’s promise to bolster the fortunes of the U.S. middle class.)
— Google charitable donations set record – Jessica Guynn  (DIERSEN: If you give money to charities that promote the Democrat Party platform, you are a Democrat.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/12/20/google-charitable-donations-set-record/95636922/
— Teachers who sexually abuse students still find classroom jobs  DESPITE DECADES OF SCANDALS, AMERICA’S SCHOOLS STILL HIDE ACTIONS OF DANGEROUS EDUCATORS – Steve Reilly
http://www.usatoday.com/longform/news/2016/12/22/Teachers-who-sexually-abuse-students-still-find-classroom-jobs/95346790/

 

NPR
— ‘Dawn Of A New Unified Republican Government’ Coming In 2017 – SUSAN DAVIS (DIERSEN: Virtually all federal employees are Democrats who want Republicans to fail.)
http://www.npr.org/2016/12/22/505618360/-dawn-of-a-new-unified-republican-government-coming-in-2017

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who want cheap labor promote Mexico and promote the citizens of Mexico.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-latino-drivers-of-economic-growth-1482363118
— Michelle’s Trump Despair  Donald Trump out-hoped the liberals who thought they owned hope. – DANIEL HENNINGER  (DIERSEN: Liberals do not want members of the following groups to have hope: 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.wsj.com/articles/michelles-trump-despair-1482363263

 

BLOOMBERG
— Amazon Nets $13 Million in Tax Credits From Illinois – Michael J. Bologna
https://www.bna.com/amazon-nets-13-n73014448991/

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— More Young Americans Are Living With Their Parents Than in Decades – Kerry Close
http://time.com/money/4608925/living-parents-americans-millennials/

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— VA Bonus Dustup, Trump’s Government ‘Accountability’ Play and More
http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2016/12/va-bonus-dustup-trumps-government-accountability-play-and-more/134094/
— With Sequestration Looming, GAO Suggests How Agencies Can Do More With Less – Eric Katz
http://www.govexec.com/management/2016/12/gao-suggests-how-agencies-can-do-more-less/134092/

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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