— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: Pot pushers push medical pot to push recreational pot. It is ever-increasingly clear that pot pushers want everyone in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois to be a stoner. To use pot is to destroy yourself, and therefore, to destroy your neighborhood, your precinct, your municipality, your township/ward, your county, and Illinois.
— How Influential Women in Business face challenges in a male-dominated world – Kim Mikus (DIERSEN: Do/did you have a male-dominated job? All the jobs that I had while I worked for the federal government were male-dominated. I delivered mail for the Post Office 1966-1969, I collected delinquent taxes for IRS 1971-1980, and I audited federal agencies for GAO 1980-1997. In my opinion, my superiors had a very hard time hiring and retaining women for the aforesaid jobs not because they were male-dominated jobs, but because they were viewed by virtually everyone as being “bad jobs.”)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE OF PRITZKER: Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s use of millions from his personal fortune for public expenses raises concerns about conflicts, transparency – JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
— A new year means new ways for Illinois lawmakers to dip into your wallet – RANDY BLASER
— 2020 Democrats are naming their fundraising ‘bundlers’ amid a fight over big money in politics – JONATHAN LAI AND JULIA TERRUSO
QUAD CITY TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers posh pot.
— Party, political leaders assess past year, turn to 2020 vision – Jerry Nowicki, Rebecca Anzel and Peter Hancock
— We’re living in (almost) the best of times – Michael Barone (DIERSEN: From what I see, employment opportunities for those who share my terrible demographics are worse today. Employers are less likely to hire, retain, or promote those who share my terrible demographics. The Post Office hired me in 1966 when I was 16; I doubt that it would hire me today if I was 16. Firestone Stores hired when I was 21; I doubt that it would hire me today if I was 21. General Motors offered me a job when I was 22; I doubt that it would offer me a job today if I was 22. IRS hired me when I was 22; I doubt that it would hire me today if I was 22. IRS promoted me when I was 23, 24, and 25; I doubt that IRS would promote me today if I was 23, 24, or 25. GAO hired me when I was 31; I doubt that it would hire me today if I was 31. GAO promoted me when I was 38; I doubt that GAO would promote me today if I was 38. From what I see, ever-increasingly, employers are under pressure to hire, to retain, and to promote minorities and females.)
— Liberals full of hate
— The enduring spirit and optimism of the American people (DIERSEN: Because Democrats run Illinois, it is ever-increasingly more difficult to be optimistic for individuals, organizations, companies, and governments in Illinois that are the following: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasing, Democrats use citizens of foreign countries to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans.
BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Trump warns Dem Gov Newsom to fix California’s homeless crisis — or the feds will – Samantha Chang
INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Iran curbs internet before possible new protests – Reuters (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want you to know only what they want you to know, no more and no less. Because they cannot manipulate/dominate me, they work very hard a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes and the many things that they have done since 2000 a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails.)
NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters oppose any and all efforts to stop illegal immigration.
— Another Caravan of Mexican Migrants-But Heading South of Border for Christmas – Reuters
— Behind a U.A.W. Crisis: Lavish Meals and Luxury Villas A federal investigation has led to accusations that union leaders diverted funds to perks like a $6,500 steak dinner and golf outings and gear costing $80,000. – Noam Scheiber and Neal E. Boudette
— We’re Getting Old – Susan Jacoby (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) destroy traditional marriage, b) destroy the traditional family, c) discourage having children, and d) promote LGBTQ activity.
— What the Democratic candidates’ argument about hypocrisy really tells us – Paul Waldman (DIERSEN: What do you say to politicians who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who fail/refuse to oppose the promotion of booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation?)
LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters oppose any and all efforts to stop illegal immigration.
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Clinton’s Impeachment Was Dignified The Democratic base demanded a circus this time, and Pelosi is giving it to them. – Karl Rove
— Do You Pay Too Much for Internet Service? See How Your Bill Compares. A WSJ analysis of thousands of U.S. broadband bills finds that low-income and rural areas often get worse deals than their counterparts. – Inti Pacheco and Shalini Ramachandran
— A divided country hardens its stances (DIERSEN: Do the majority of voters in your precinct, municipality, township/ward, and county favor or oppose promoting dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination?)
— Here’s your Texas 2020 March primary ballot – CARLA ASTUDILLO (DIERSEN: In your precinct, how many Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs routinely cast Republican primary ballots? Do they vote for Republican candidates who reject the most planks in the Republican Party platform? Do they vote for Republican candidates who have the least chance of winning in general elections?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Texas is an open-primary state, so voters can decide every two years whether they’d rather help pick the Republican or the Democratic nominees (or hold out and go to third-party conventions.)
— Illinois Employers Have Long To-Do List for New Worker Procedures, Rules – Abad Lopez and Melanie Chico (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, employers are required by law to give preference to those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-draft avoiders, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Not Just Trump And Bloomberg: Here Are The Billionaire Politicians Of The Decade – Giacomo Tognini
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Trump isn’t even the richest politician in the U.S. — that title goes to Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker (Net worth: $3.4 billion), who was elected in November 2018 after one of the most expensive gubernatorial races in American history.)
— The SECURE Act is changing retirement — here are the most important things to know – Alessandra Malito
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Increasing the required minimum distribution age — and contribution age Previously, qualified account holders such as those with a 401(k) or IRA had to withdraw required minimum distributions (RMD) in the year they turned age 70.5. The SECURE Act increases that age to 72, which may have tax implications, depending on where the account holders fall in their tax bracket in the year they withdraw. The 70.5 age was based on life expectancies in the early 1960s, the House said, and had not been updated since.)
— Facebook joins Silicon Valley’s rush to appear responsible The social media group took steps in 2019 to address concern over its impact but critics called its reforms cosmetic – Hannah Murphy (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want you a) to be on Facebook 24 hours a day, b) to stop visiting websites including www.gopillinois.com, and c) to stop reading emails including GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “TRUMP HAS TURNED HIS BACK ON THE WORKING CLASS.” What do you say to politicians who have turned their back on voters who share your demographics? I should write a book about politicians in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have turned their back on voters like me who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
— Twitter And Facebook’s Race To The Bottom The two companies had a bad run in the 2010s. It was their own fault. – Alex Kantrowitz (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want you a) to be on Facebook 24 hours a day, b) to stop visiting websites including www.gopillinois.com, and c) to stop reading emails including GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
— J.K. Rowling Accused of Being Transphobic Over Tweet – Emma Tucker (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQ activists, their operatives, and their dupes destroy you if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
MARIJUANA BUSINESS DAILY
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois marijuana retailers in potential $2B market expect long lines, possible supply shortages as adult-use sales kick off Jan. 1 – John Schroyer