December 27 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Illinois’ State Budget Impasse Will Likely Stretch Into 2017 – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/illinois-state-budget-impasse-will-likely-stretch-into-2017-408426115.html
— Billionaire Asked Emanuel to Close Downtown Street for Daughter’s Wedding – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/billionaire-asked-emanuel-close-downtown-street-wedding-408431645.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner shows how his mind works in emails – Rich Miller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-miller-column-1228-20161227-story.html
— Will popular tax break for homeowners survive in 2017? – Kenneth R. Harney
http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/ct-re-0101-kenneth-harney-column-20161229-column.html
— Billionaire asked Rahm to close Monroe Street for daughter’s wedding – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-billionaire-wedding-road-closure-rahm-1229-chicago-inc-20161227-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Could Trump start a nuclear war with a single tweet?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-nuclear-weapons-twitter-20161227-story.html
— Deerfield and Northbrook Chamber of Commerce members deliver supplies to homeless in Chicago – Denys Bucksten
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/northbrook/news/ct-dfr-chamber-homeless-christmas-drive-tl-1229-20161227-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
—  ‘Dear Leader’ Trump’s favorite targets are Republicans – Froma Harrop
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-dear-leader-trumps-favorite-targets-are-republicans/
— We will fight any rollback of rights for LGBTQ Americans – Brian C. Johnson  (DIERSEN: Democrats run Illinois.  Ever-increasingly, those Democrats, their operatives, and their dupes demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-we-will-fight-any-rollback-of-rights-for-lgbtq-americans/

 

DAILY HERALD
— 8 teens charged in large fight at Fox Valley Mall – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161227/news/161229228/
— Buffalo Grove maintains Aaa bond rating
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161227/news/161229192/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Women still need men to help us climb the corporate ladder – ANDEE HARRIS  (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.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161227/OPINION/161229944/women-still-need-men-to-help-us-climb-the-corporate-ladder

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— New Year’s wish: A New House speaker in Illinois – Austin Berg
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/12/27/new-years-wish-a-new-house-speaker-in-illinois/ak740m9/

 

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Eight juveniles charged in mall disturbance in Aurora
http://www.kcchronicle.com/2016/12/27/eight-juveniles-charged-in-mall-disturbance-in-aurora/ajahbdi/

 

WQAD
— Questions arise concerning new Illinois law to help hairdressers recognize abuse – ELIZABETH WADAS
http://wqad.com/2016/12/27/questions-arise-concerning-new-illinois-law-to-help-hairdressers-recognize-abuse/

 

NEWS TRIBUNE
— Dissolve or consolidate? Not happening in La Salle Township – Tom Collins
http://www.newstrib.com/news/dissolve-or-consolidate-not-happening-in-la-salle-township/article_7ab00fe4-cc40-11e6-b278-479322849fd2.html

 

COOK COUNTY RECORD
— Judge: Chicago Elections Board must pay share of local GOP’s costs for fight over committeeman rules – Jonathan Bilyk
http://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/511063246-judge-chicago-elections-board-must-pay-share-of-local-gop-s-costs-for-fight-over-commiteeman-rules

 

CHICAGO LAW BULLETIN
— Rauner calls $50M ‘first installment’ – AP
http://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/Articles/2016/12/27/Rauner-campaign-50M-12-27-16.aspx

 

CHICAGOIST
— Mike Pence Is Speaking In Chicago Friday & Some Chicagoans Plan To Protest – RACHEL CROMIDAS
http://chicagoist.com/2016/12/27/mike_pence_is_speaking_in_chicago_f.php

 

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Rahm’s Emails: Billionaire Friends, Curt Replies, and Plenty of Loopholes – Carol Felsenthal
http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/Felsenthal-Files/December-2016/Rahm-Email-Dump/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Demand That Congress Preserve the Electoral College – John Biver
https://illinoisfamily.org/federal/demand-u-s-representatives-preserve-electoral-college/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— HUMPHREY: IMMIGRATION GROUPS – EVEN RELIGIOUS ONES – PROMOTE LAWLESSNESS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/12/immigration-groups-promote-more-burdens-on-taxpayers.html
— REEDER: ILLINOIS VOTERS WEARY OF ONGOING WAR BETWEEN RAUNER AND MADIGAN
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/12/reeder-illinois-voters-weary-of-ongoing-war-between-rauner-and-madigan.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump’s ‘true’ friends on Capitol Hill – Jennifer Harper
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/27/inside-the-beltway-trumps-true-friends-on-capitol-/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Hillary Supporter Warren Buffett Is $8 BILLION Richer Since Trump’s Election – Chuck Ross
http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/27/hillary-supporter-is-8-billion-richer-since-trumps-election/
— The United Nations Gets KRAUTHAMMERED: Trump Should ‘Turn It Into Condos’ – Christian Datoc
http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/27/the-united-nations-gets-krauthammered-trump-should-turn-it-into-condos-video/
— New York Times’ John Harwood Says Democrats Lost Because Of ‘White Fear’ – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/27/new-york-times-reporter-says-democrats-lost-because-of-white-fear/

 

BLAZE
— Reid: Group of potential 2020 Democratic candidates looks like an ‘old folks’ home’ – Tre Goins-Phillips  (DIERSEN: How old are you?  I am 68.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/27/reid-group-of-potential-2020-democratic-candidates-looks-like-an-old-folks-home/
— Megyn Kelly criticizes ‘scared’ Hillary Clinton for using her on the campaign trail, but refusing to come on her show – Kate Scanlon
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/27/megyn-kelly-criticizes-scared-hillary-clinton-for-using-her-on-the-campaign-trail-but-refusing-to-come-on-her-show/

 

BREITBART
— New York County Ends ‘Sanctuary’ Policy Before Trump Inauguration – JOHN BINDER
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/12/27/county-ends-sanctuary-policy-trump-inauguration/

 

HOT AIR
— Maxine Waters: The problem with my party is that “when we’re in power we’re nice”
http://hotair.com/archives/2016/12/27/maxine-waters-the-problem-with-my-party-is-that-when-were-in-power-were-nice/

 

NEWSMAX
— NY Times: Chris Christie ‘Abandoned by Virtually Everyone’ – Joe Crowe
http://www.newsmax.com/US/Chris-Christie-Abandoned/2016/12/27/id/765720/

 

COLLEGE FIX
— Law professors agree: University of Oregon can’t legally punish prof for Halloween costume – GREG PIPER
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/30507/

 

FOX NEWS
— ‘You cannot eat here’: Hawaii café riles residents with ban on Trump voters – Malia Zimmerman
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/27/cannot-eat-here-hawaii-caf-riles-residents-with-ban-on-trump-voters.html

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Rebuking Trump, Obama Channels His Native Hawaii At Pearl Harbor, the president embraces his state’s world view. – Howard Fineman
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-hawaii-trump_us_58628e8de4b0d9a59459171f

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— ‘STAR WARS’ ACTRESS CARRIE FISHER DIES AT 60
http://abc7news.com/entertainment/star-wars-actress-carrie-fisher-dies-at-60/1674973/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Fisher long battled drug addiction and mental illness. She said she smoked pot at age 13, used LSD by 21 and was first diagnosed as bipolar at age 24. She was treated with electroconvulsive therapy and medication.)

 

AOL NEWS
— Man refuses to help Trump supporter stuck in snow
http://www.aol.com/article/2016/12/27/man-refuses-to-help-trump-supporter-stuck-in-snow/21642690/

 

MSN
— Inauguration performer Jackie Evancho’s album sales skyrocket – NICOLE BITETTE
http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/inauguration-performer-jackie-evancho%E2%80%99s-album-sales-skyrocket/ar-BBxAasB

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— After Trump Tower evacuation, de Blasio spokesman says incidents ‘will be a common occurrence’ – JOHN ANNESE
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/suspicious-package-report-prompts-trump-tower-evacuation-article-1.2925879

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump calls U.N. ‘just a club for people’ to ‘have a good time’ – Juliet Eilperin
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/12/26/trump-calls-u-n-just-a-club-for-people-to-have-a-good-time/
— Professor keeps job after ‘white genocide’ tweet, but conservative media continues to go after liberal targets – David Weigel
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/12/27/professor-keeps-job-after-white-genocide-tweet-but-conservatives-seek-out-more-academic-and-media-controversy/
— A professor called Trump’s election an ‘act of terrorism.’ Then she became the victim of terror. – Peter Holley
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/12/27/a-professor-called-trumps-election-an-act-of-terrorism-then-she-became-the-victim-of-terror/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Illinois Budget Woes Stir Businesses to Action  Group starts campaign urging lawmakers and governor to reach compromise as state approaches another year without a budget – WILL CONNORS
http://www.wsj.com/articles/illinois-budget-woes-stir-businesses-to-action-1482877882
— Malls Across U.S. Beef Up Security After Brawls  Moves follow string of disturbances the day after Christmas – DOUGLAS BELKIN and PAUL ZIOBRO
http://www.wsj.com/articles/malls-across-u-s-beef-up-security-after-brawls-1482870457
— Trump Poses New Reputation Concerns for Companies – BEN DIPIETRO
http://blogs.wsj.com/riskandcompliance/2016/12/27/trump-poses-new-reputation-concerns-for-companies/
— Time to Reform the Kangaroo Courts on Campus  The Education Department should raise standards for campus courts—protecting victims and the accused. – ROBERT SHIBLEY
http://www.wsj.com/articles/time-to-reform-the-kangaroo-courts-on-campus-1482882574

 

THE WEEK
— Angela Merkel is destroying Europe – Michael Brendan Dougherty
http://theweek.com/articles/669030/angela-merkel-destroying-europe

 

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The invention of the white working class: The phrase of the year is racist hogwash  It is a dog whistle, not a demographic.”
http://www.salon.com/2016/12/27/the-invention-of-the-white-working-class-the-phrase-of-the-year-is-racist-hogwash_partner/

 

ALTERNET
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Whites say “Expert Who Has Studied White Supremacy for Almost 50 Years Explains Why Racists Flock to Trump’s Rhetoric.”
http://challengewww.alternet.org/right-wing/expert-who-has-studied-white-supremacy-almost-50-years-explains-why-racists-flock-trumps

 

JEZEBEL
— The Majority of Low-Wage Workers in the U.S. Are Women – Madeleine Davies  (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://jezebel.com/the-majority-of-low-wage-workers-in-the-u-s-are-women-1790534038

 

FED SMITH
— Retirement Ideas for Federal Employees – Jason Kay
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/12/27/retirement-ideas-for-federal-employees/

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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