December 26 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— Pence in town Friday  Wheaton resident and Republican fundraiser Lisa Wagner is organizing a lunch Friday in Chicago to be headlined by Vice President-elect Mike Pence. According to the email invitation sent by Wagner to a number of local Republicans, the host committee includes GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner, U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton and Illinois GOP Chair Tim Schneider of Bartlett. Tickets to the 11 a.m. Chicago Club event start at $2,700 per person and go as high as $33,400 per couple who sign up as co-chairs. The fundraiser supports the Republican National Committee. – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161226/news/161229341/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: 11 dead, 33 wounded in shootings so far Christmas weekend
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-christmas-weekend-shootings-violence-20161226-story.html
— Bow out, Auditor General Mautino: A top finance watchdog won’t turn over his own financial records – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-auditor-general-mautino-madigan-investigation-edit-1227-md-20161227-story.html
— As Obama’s nominees languish in GOP Senate, Trump to inherit more than 100 court vacancies – Philip Rucker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-court-vacancies-20161225-story.html
— Most common mistakes business owners make that lead to lawsuits – David Finkel  (DIERSEN: I should write an article about the lawsuits that I have filed.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20161226/281938837575715
— Ways to tame a toxic workplace – Kate L. Harrison  (DIERSEN: How toxic is/was your workplace?  GAO’s Chicago office was an especially toxic workplace while I worked there 1980-1997 a) because the agency was always downsizing and the office was almost always under hiring and/or promotion freezes, b) because the agency was always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females, and c) because the agency was always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to make way for the aforesaid by getting rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/inc/tca-ways-to-tame-a-toxic-workplace-20161219-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “The new American idiots — are you one of them?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/ct-the-new-american-idiots-are-you-one-of-them-20161222-story.html
— Resurrecting Chicago, block by block: Another 1,000 homes in 2017? Maybe more? – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-land-bank-resurrecting-chicago-edit-jm-20161223-story.html
— Body cameras useful, but costly, police in Lake County say – Frank S. Abderholden
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-police-body-cameras-equipment-st-1226-20161223-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Performance-based bonuses at some Illinois school districts raise eyebrows – Diane Rado  (DIERSEN: In 1989, the Democrats who ran GAO imposed their extremely subjective “pay-for-performance” system to help the agency a) hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-teachers-holiday-bonuses-met-20161226-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Suburbs look to opt out of Cook County sick time, minimum wage laws – Kate Thayer
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/ct-minimum-wage-paid-sick-time-opt-out-cook-county-met-20161218-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: 43 shot, 11 fatally, in Christmas weekend shootings in Chicago
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/15-shot-3-fatally-in-city-attacks-since-friday-evening/
— Rahm emails reveal secret golf course planning – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sweet-rahm-emails-reveal-secret-golf-course-planning/
— A Rauner vs. Pritzker race could be awkward for Diana – Shia Kapos
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/a-rauner-vs-pritzker-race-could-be-awkward-or-diana/

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— The real Rauner – Rich Miller
http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/guest/miller-the-real-rauner/article_199274e4-6258-52f4-8792-a5ae9b9a79fa.html
— 17 new Illinois laws for 2017 – Dan Petrella
http://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/new-illinois-laws-for/article_bc8f6bf1-a408-56b5-a1f9-d88eaea42c26.html

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Madison County Deemed “Judicial Hellhole” Again – Cole Lauterbach
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=232631#.WGEEaBsrKM8

 

BGA
— U OF I RESEARCHERS OFFER SOBERING REALITY AND FIXES FOR ILLINOIS – Andy Shaw
http://www.bettergov.org/news/u-of-i-researchers-offer-sobering-reality-and-fixes-for-illinois

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— AFSCME ENDS 2016 THE WAY IT STARTED IT: COSTING TAXPAYERS MILLIONS – Mailee Smith
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/afscme-ends-2016-the-way-it-started-it-costing-taxpayers-millions/
— WHAT 2017 BRINGS THE ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY: LAME DUCK AND THE END OF MADIGAN’S SUPERMAJORITY – Heather Weiner
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/what-2017-brings-the-illinois-general-assembly-lame-duck-and-the-end-of-madigans-supermajority/

 

FOX NEWS
— Bryn Mawr student  Andi Moritz says she dropped out after ridicule for backing Trump  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps are extremely intolerant, nasty, rude, vicious, and even worse things. How many anti-Trumps are there in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois. Will those anti-Trumps succeed in getting rid of you?)
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/12/26/bryn-mawr-student-says-dropped-out-after-ridicule-for-backing-trump.html

 

TOWNHALL
— Our Fight Against Liberal Fascism Has Only Just Begun – Kurt Schlichter
http://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2016/12/26/sorry-but-our-fight-against-liberal-fascism-has-only-just-begun-n2263156

 

BREITBART
— Giuliani: Obama ‘Lackadaisical’ With Regards to Terrorism – TRENT BAKER
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/12/25/giuliani-obama-lackadaisical-in-regards-to-terrorism/

 

BLAZE
— Julian Assange mocks Hillary Clinton in new interview: She ‘destroyed herself’ – Chris Enloe  (DIERSEN: What did you do that destroyed yourself?  My critics/opponents could argue that I destroyed my federal career a) by avoiding the draft, b) by not becoming a Democrat, c) by not helping my superiors get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, d) by opposing political affiliation discrimination, e) by opposing reverse discrimination, f) by opposing age discrimination, g) by giving up trying to have children, h) by not adopting, i) by not becoming a foster parent, and j) by becoming an active member of a class action lawsuit that charged the federal government with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/25/julian-assange-mocks-hillary-clinton-in-new-interview-she-destroyed-herself/

 

CANADA FREE PRESS
— Trump has turned the enemy’s tactics against itself  Revisiting Rules for Radicals: A Trump Campaign Guide Book – Robert Klein Engler  (DIERSEN: Each and every one of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes ARE DISCIPLES OF SAUL ALINSKY.)
http://canadafreepress.com/article/revisiting-rules-for-radicals-a-trump-campaign-guide-book
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Can we say anything more about Donald Trump and his election campaign that has not already been said? Let’s look again at Saul Alinsky’s book RULES FOR RADICALS. Could it be that Trump used some of Alinsky’s ideas to win the election? RULES FOR RADICALS was first published in 1971. That’s almost 50 years ago. Here is a book dedicated to Lucifer. Remember him? Not the light bearer, but he who goes by another name: SATAN. Here is a book that supposedly influenced Barack Obama when he was a community organizer in Chicago. Here is also a book that influenced a young Hillary Clinton when she was growing up in Park Ridge, a suburb of Chicago. Perhaps the most important point Alinsky makes in the preface to his book is that the new radicals (1960s-70s) have to work within the system. Change happens by corroding the system from the inside out. Did Trump realize that and worked to change the Republican Party from the inside out? Consider what has happened in higher education since the 60s. The old radicals are now in the system. In fact, the radicals of the 60s ARE the system. They are the ones who now ought to be exposed and displaced. f we were to follow Alinsky’s advice, today, we would have to oppose the system, we would have to support Donald Trump who ran for president as an outsider. When discussing the relationship between means and ends in politics, Alinsky manages to turn self-aggrandizement into a virtue. Alinsky claims, “He who sacrifices the mass good for his personal conscience…doesn’t care enough for the people to be “‘corrupted’ for them.” Isn’t this a most profound insight into what motivates the Clintons and other Democrats in politics today? The Clintons (Obama, too) have persuaded the “people” that they are working for the good of the masses and their alleged personal corruption is the sacrifice they make for that end. Some Democrat politicians will lie and fornicate because in the end they believe their personal vices are unimportant because their politics will abolish poverty, bring about an end to racial discrimination, and install world peace. All of this is done in the light, while in the shadows we see they care little about the masses. Their true end is power and self-aggrandizement. Remember the old union song, “The working class can kiss my #, I’ve got the foreman’s job at last.” Be that as it may, is it possible to learn something from Alinsky, to out Alinsky, so that we may change our society for the better, instead of changing it for the better of politicians and elites? When it comes to tactics, Alinsky is at his practical best. Ironically, he offers advice for those who would today overthrow those who read and used his book, yesterday. Alinsky claims, “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Has this not been one of the underlying themes that moved the Trump campaign forward? Consider the attendance at a Trump rally compared to the attendance at a Clinton rally. Beyond that, consider how Trump’s campaign has applied Alinsky’s rule number three: “Whenever possible, go outside the experience of the enemy.” Among other things, the debates between Clinton and Trump offered a good example of going outside the experience of the enemy. When Trump makes the tweet that he will bring to sit in the audience one of the women of Bill Clinton had an extramarital affair with, he has gone outside the experience of the enemy. The Trump campaign is a classical example of going outside the experience of not only the Democrats, but the media and the chattering elites as well. The media calls Trump unpredictable and blustering. Instead, Trump is the new radical, using Alinksy against Alinsky. If Alinsky’s book has any relevance today, it is to establish the Trump campaign as the new radicals. By wining the election, Trump has undone the old undoers. Trump has turned the enemy’s tactics against itself.)

 

POLITICO
— Trump readies war room to defend Cabinet picks  With fights looming on Treasury, EPA and State, the team builds out a rapid response operation. – ANDREW RESTUCCIA and NANCY COOK
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/trump-cabinet-picks-war-room-rapid-response-232940
— Trump’s sherpas  Experts guide the president-elect’s nominees through the Senate confirmation process. – ANDREW RESTUCCIA and NANCY COOK
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/trump-cabinet-picks-nomination-sherpas-232941

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— As Obama accomplished policy goals, Dems flounder – LISA LERER  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs who held/hold leadership positions in Republican organizations who worked/work against a) most, if not virtually all the planks in the Republican Party platform and the Illinois Republican Party platform and b) the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)
http://www.postregister.com/articles/news-depth/2016/12/26/obama-accomplished-policy-goals-dems-flounder#

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Wielding Claims of ‘Fake News,’ Conservatives Take Aim at Mainstream Media – JEREMY W. PETERS
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/25/us/politics/fake-news-claims-conservatives-mainstream-media-.html
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: At Least 27 Shot, 7 Fatally, in Chicago Over Christmas Weekend – KATIE ROGERS
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/25/us/chicago-shootings-gun-violence.html
— For Fact-Checking Website Snopes, a Bigger Role Brings More Attacks – DAVID STREITFELD  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want me to stop sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but failing that, they want me to get their specific authorization before I include a) links to articles in the emails and b) make any kind of comment on those articles.  My critics/opponents demand that everyone serve as one of their operatives or as one of their dupes.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/25/technology/for-fact-checking-website-snopes-a-bigger-role-brings-more-attacks.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Women Are a National Security Issue – VALERIE M. HUDSON and DARA KAY COHEN  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a woman in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a woman could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a woman in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted women in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a woman in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a woman in 1986, and g) that GAO should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a woman could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/26/opinion/womens-rights-are-a-national-security-issue.html
— Brands Start Planning for Unexpected Criticism by Trump – ZACH SCHONBRUN  (DIERSEN: Who do you expect criticism from?  I expect criticism from those who  a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who 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.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/25/business/media/advertising-brands-criticism-by-trump.html
— The Housing Crisis Lives On for Minorities – Editorial  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout a) that I got mortgages in 1972, 1974, and 1976 because I am White and b) that my wife and I got mortgages in 1978 and 1984 because we are White.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/26/opinion/the-housing-crisis-lives-on-for-minorities.html

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Carl Paladino, Knucklehead: Trump’s racist NY supporter – Editorial
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/carl-paladino-knucklehead-trump-racist-ny-supporter-article-1.2921982

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Some Donald Trump Nominees Face Stiff, and Costly, Confirmation Battles  Cabinet picks with vast holdings must work to get their books in line ahead of Senate hearings – REBECCA BALLHAUS
http://www.wsj.com/articles/some-donald-trump-nominees-face-stiff-and-costly-confirmation-battles-1482753602

 

BISMARCK TRIBUNE
— Diversity is a deceiving word – Thomas Sowell  (DIERSEN: To promote diversity is to get rid of those who are 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://bismarcktribune.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/diversity-is-a-deceiving-word/article_0fe93cb6-ebc5-5343-8703-27c1b465a8e8.html

 

SKY VALLEY CHRONICLE
— Crony capitalism allows Rick Perry, a man with zero experience and expertise in the field, to become America’s Energy Secretary – Jim Hightower  (DIERSEN: Political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation a) allowed my Democrat GAO superiors to force me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, to not promote me beyond GS-13, to keep me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and to force me to take an $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, b) allowed my Democrat IRS superiors to not promote me beyond GS-12, to disallow my education deductions, and to disallowed my partial day per diem claims, and c) allow my Democrat Post Office superiors to force me resign in 1969 and to disallow my sick leave requests.)
http://www.skyvalleychronicle.com/FEATURE-NEWS/Rick-Perry-br-i-Crony-capitalism-allows-a-man-with-zero-experience-and-expertise-in-the-field-to-become-America-s-Energy-Secretary-i-2711094

 

LONG BEACH PRESS TELEGRAM
— Who made kids soft and Trump president? We did! – Tim Grobaty
http://www.presstelegram.com/general-news/20161225/who-made-kids-soft-and-trump-president-we-did

 

COMMUNITIES DIGITAL NEWS
— Post-election, Democrats still push a losing message – Michael Busler  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps continue to make it clear that they want to get rid of those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.commdiginews.com/business-2/post-election-democrats-still-push-a-losing-message-75752/

 

ALTERNET
— 6 Compelling Executive Actions Obama Has Taken That Are Targeted by Trump  Immigration, women’s rights, climate change, labor, gun control, nuclear treaties all imperiled. – Steven Rosenfeld
http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/6-compelling-executive-actions-obama-has-taken-are-targeted-trump

 

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Why Donald Trump won — and how Hillary Clinton lost: 13 theories explain the stunning election.” (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they 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 longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.salon.com/2016/12/26/13-theories-on-why-trump-won-and-how-clinton-lost_partner/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “What populist revolution? So far Donald Trump is supercharging the failed Republican policies of the past.”
http://www.salon.com/2016/12/26/what-populist-revolution-so-far-donald-trump-is-supercharging-the-failed-republican-policies-of-the-past/

 

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Satire won’t rid us of Trump, but it will make us feel better.” Ever-increasingly, the Guardian makes it clear that it is 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.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/26/satire-donald-trump-bigotry-prejudice-humour-escapism

 

DAILY MAIL
— Donald Trump will be able to fill more than 100 federal court positions when he takes office – almost DOUBLE the number Obama could after winning in 2008 – LIAM QUINN
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4065922/Donald-Trump-able-100-federal-court-vacancies.html

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Fewer Americans Use The Postal Service This Holiday Season  (DIERN HEADLINE: The Post Office hired me in 1966 for the Christmas rush because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/decemeber_2016/fewer_americans_use_the_postal_service_this_holiday_season

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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