December 28 Evening Edition



— New Taxes Chicago Residents Will Face in 2017 – Tom Schuba


— Cook County Sheriff’s deputies being investigated for lying about work hours – Rummana Hussain
— You spent $50 million on what? – Phil Kadner
— Trump can be defense hawk and budget hawk – Byron York
— Rahm hauls in $1.6 million in campaign cash in 2016 – Mick Dumke and Tina Sfondeles

— Make colleges a sanctuary from deportation threat – Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against America’s citizens.)


— Republicans on pace to control Illinois General Assembly by 2020 – Ted Slowik
— Who had the lousiest year? – Lara Weber
— Bernie Sanders, Democratic leaders call for ‘Day of Action’ to oppose health care cuts – David Weigel
— Clarendon Hills village president glad he ran as write-in candidate – Chuck Fieldman
— Cook County sheriff’s office probes whether 60 deputies lied about work hours – Nereida Moreno
— Asian-American professor sues UIC, alleging race discrimination – Corilyn Shropshire
— David Murphy, a Wisconsin state assemblyman attacks University of Wisconsin’s class on ‘The Problem of Whiteness’ – Cleve R. Wootson Jr.


— Press must build trust by constantly monitoring its reports and presentation – Editorial  (DIERSEN: I monitor the press 10+ hours each and every day.  Ever-increasingly, the press acts like it exists a) to elect and to reelect Democrats and b) to defend and advance the Democrat Party platform.)
— Anonymous donor provides boost to People’s Resource Center – Jessica Cilella
— VERY SAD: Palatine council to take up video gambling in spring – Doug T. Graham


— Could Trump nix Chicago Stock Exchange’s China deal? – LYNNE MAREK
— Emanuel emails show bumpy road to luring jobs to Chicago – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run Chicago want employers that are anti-Trump, 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.)


— Rauner Doubles Down on Workers’ Compensation Reform in New Op-Ed – Tom Schuba


— Rauner banks on winning 2018 battle – Scott Reeder


— Riling readers with Rauner piece – Jim Nowlan


— Illinois concealed carry classes aim at increasing safety – HUEY FREEMAN


— Trump: ‘NOT’ a smooth transition after Obama roadblocks  President-elect expresses frustrations on Twitter – EUGENE SCOTT


— Trump Takes Credit for Bump in Consumer Confidence – ABC News
— Trump Blasts Obama for Disrupting ‘Smooth Transition’


— Gloria Steinem To Co-Chair Women’s March After Trump’s Inauguration – ABC News


— Trump accuses Obama of ‘inflammatory’ roadblocks – AP


— The Road to Potential Consolidation in Naperville in 2016 –


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who reject many planks in the Republican Party platform glorify and praise Mark Kirk.


— RTA Worked With Service Boards And Partners To Move Transit Forward In 2016 – Kirk Dillard


— Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino – Lawsuit answer admits violation of law – Kirk Allen
— Chatham Mayor Tom Gray Censured for Obscene Gesture at Ethics Hearing – John Kraft
— Village of Chatham – Resignation of Village Clerk requested for election law violations – Kirk Allen


— DEFENDING THE INDEFENSIBLE: IMRF DIRECTOR ON PENSIONS  The head of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, or IMRF, has dismissed calls for pension reform, disregarding the fact that pensions aren’t manageable, benefits aren’t affordable, and previous “reforms” propped up pensions on the backs of new workers. – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner


— KERRY: “ISRAEL CAN EITHER BE JEWISH OR DEMOCRATIC. IT CANNOT BE BOTH…”  (DIERSEN: What do say to my critics/opponents, to their operatives, and to their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout that “Diersen can either be a Republican Precinct Committeeman or the GOPUSA Illinois Editor, but he cannot be both?”)


— Filmmaker Michael Moore Calls for Civil Disobedience, Disruption of Trump’s Inauguration
— Food Stamp Fraud at All-Time High: Is It Time to End the Program?


— Obama Added $7.917 Trillion to the National Debt, 68 Percent Spike – JEROME HUDSON
— Huffington Post’s Stein: ‘Destruction of the Democratic Party’ Under Obama Makes You Wonder What Electoral Benefits He Gave It – IAN HANCHETT
— Top Mexican Officials Admit to Bribery Scheme in Texas – ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
— Boko Haram Jihadists Teach Boy Soldiers How to Rape Women – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.


— Nicolas Cage reportedly worried taking role positively portraying Ronald Reagan will damage his career – Tre Goins-Phillips


— Trump: We Can’t Allow Israel To Be Treated With ‘Disdain And Disrespect’ – Russ Read
— Oh No: That Other Time A Super-Rich President Appointed Family Advisers To Top Roles In The White House – Christopher Bedford


— How Catholics Swung the Electoral College to Donald Trump – Richard A Viguerie


— THE SENSIBLE WAY TO HELP THE POOR AND REDUCE POVERTY – Kent Kellar  (DIERSEN: What would your superiors say that they did to help the poor and reduce poverty?  My Democrat GAO superiors would stress that they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors would stress that they did not promote me beyond GS-12, they disallowed my education deductions, and they disallowed my partial day per diem claims.  My Democrat Post Office superiors would stress that they forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.  My aforesaid Democrat superiors would stress that the aforesaid adverse actions that they took against me directly benefited their employees who were poor, and especially their poor employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)


— LOL Illinois: Corporate Group Works to Keep State From Becoming a Laughingstock – Bob Adelmann


— Trump slams Obama for ‘inflammatory’ statements – MALLORY SHELBOURNE
— White-supremacist groups: We will revolt if Trump disappoints us – JENNIFER CALFAS
— Franklin Graham, Cardinal Dolan to take part in Trump inauguration – REBECCA SAVRANSKY


— Trump reverses: Transition is going ‘very, very smoothly’  The comment came hours after he tweeted that Obama was throwing up roadblocks: ‘Thought it was going to be a smooth transition – NOT!’ – LOUIS NELSON and NOLAN D. MCCASKILL


— Trump declares victory: Sprint will create 5,000 U.S. jobs – Heather Long


— The media got a lot wrong this year, but the criticism has been over the top – Doyle McManus  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) dominate the media, b) falsely deny that they are Democrats, and c) falsely deny that they are in the media to help elect and reelect Democrat candidates and to defend and advance the Democrat Party platform.)


— Obama is doing everything he can to make things hard for Trump – Michael Goodwin


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats argue that only 0.09% of food stamp spending is fraudulent.


— How to Tweet if You’re in Government and Not Donald Trump: Write, Review, Edit, Seek Approval, Wait, Edit, (Maybe) Send  The president-elect, poised to become the first tweeter-in-chief, will assume control of a federal bureaucracy that muffles its social-media presence under pages of rules; ‘Twitter committees’ – ARUNA VISWANATHA and  NATALIE ANDREWS  (DIERSEN: Who do your critics/opponents want you to get permission from?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that because I am a Republican Precinct Committeeman, I should get specific permission from all of the following before I include anything in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: past and present a) Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) officers, b) DuPage County Republican Central Committee officers, executive committee members, and employees, c) Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee officers, members, and deputies, d) IRP officers and employees, e) the IRP National Committeeman, f) the IRP National Committeewoman, and g) all the Republican elected officials who represent my precinct.  While I was the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, the MTRCC webmaster, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should have gotten specific permission from the past and present officers of the aforesaid organizations before I included anything in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
— Electric Cars: Still Unpopular with Buyers and Unprofitable for Sellers  Auto makers face hurdles to widespread adoption despite rollout of midpriced vehicles – CHARLEY GRANT


— Finland to begin paying basic income to unemployed citizens  Scandinavian country becomes first to adopt policy with new trial of 2,000 unemployed people – Ben Kentish  (DIERSEN: What would be a reasonable “basic income” in the United States? $30,000 if no high school diploma, $40,000 with a high school diploma, $50,000 with a bachelor’s degree, $60,000 with a master’s degree, $70,000 with a professional certification, $80,000 with a professional license?)


— Google: Our job to help remove hate and harmful content  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps hint/imply/argue/shout that anything that Trump supporters say or do is “hate and harmful.”)

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.