December 3 Morning Edition

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “DONALD TRUMP SPEAKS WITH TAIWAN’S PRESIDENT, RISKING CHINA TENSIONS.”
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-speaks-with-taiwans-president-risking-china-tensions/1637860/

 

NBC5
— Sarah Palin Warns of ‘Crony Capitalism’ After Trump Carrier Deal  Palin said the deal brokered to save about 1,000 jobs in Indiana amounted to government intervention
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Sarah-Palin-Criticizes-Trumps-Carrier-Deal-404392226.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago Public Schools unveils more capital spending
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-schools-supplemental-capital-budget-1203-20161202-story.html
— Local taxpayers picking up a greater share of school district funding – Diane Rado  (DIERSEN: I have been paying real estate taxes since 1972 (in University Park 1972-1984 and in Chicago 1974-1978) and my wife and I in Wheaton since 1978.  We have never sent any children to a public grade school or high school.  My wife attended a Catholic grade school and high school and I attended Lutheran grade schools.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-school-finances-met-20161202-story.html
— 2 charged with abduction, robbery of ride-share driver in Glen Ellyn – Clifford Ward and Alex Keown
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/wheaton-glen-ellyn/news/ct-glen-ellyn-arrest-1203-20161202-story.html
— Naperville crime map only tells part of the story – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-editorial-police-st-1204-20161202-story.html
— Trump takes on another Indiana manufacturer he says is moving to Mexico
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-indiana-rexnord-20161202-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— A reality check for CPS: How to make up $215 million? – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-cps-meets-reality-funding/
— Finally, a debate about identity politics – Gene Lyons  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs pander to 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, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/lyons-finally-a-debate-about-identity-politics/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Blass concedes to Chaplin in DuPage County Board race – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161202/news/161209665/
— Kane County board calls for transparency, trust on bonuses – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161130/news/161139900/
— Soon: Exchange your extra vacation days for other perks – Jena McGregor
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161106/business/161109449/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Why Planned Parenthood donors are thanking Mike Pence – KRISTEN SCHORSCH
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161202/NEWS03/161209949/why-planned-parenthood-donors-are-thanking-mike-pence

 

WGN TV
— Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference held – MICAH MATERRE (DIERSEN: To champion diversity is to get rid of those who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://wgntv.com/2016/12/02/images-and-perceptions-diversity-conference-held/

 

WGN RADIO
— Have we lost the art of compromise in the state of Illinois? – PETER ZIMMERMAN
http://wgnradio.com/2016/12/02/have-we-lost-the-art-of-compromise-in-the-state-of-illinois/

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— 1970 Constitutional Convention shaped Illinois’ future – Tom Emery  (DIERSEN: Because members of the following groups dominate Illinois, any changes to the Illinois constitution would benefit them: 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.qconline.com/news/illinois/constitutional-convention-shaped-illinois-future/article_d8db083d-fa43-5d9e-8d3b-02d72bd94dc7.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Urban League speaker champions diversity – John Reynolds (DIERSEN: To champion diversity is to get rid of those who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20161202/urban-league-speaker-champions-diversity

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Governor Calls Out Madigan – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=230836

 

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Simonian formally announces run for Geneva mayor  ‘I have a four-term incumbent mayor I have to beat’ – BRENDA SCHORY
http://www.kcchronicle.com/2016/11/28/simonian-formally-announces-run-for-geneva-mayor/a5j95y/

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Rauner Says He’s ‘Proud’ of Exelon Subsidy To Spare Two Plants – AP
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/rauner-says-hes-proud-of-exelon-subsidy-to-spare-two-plants
— Illinois House Lacks Votes To Override Chicago School Veto – AP
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/illinois-house-lacks-votes-to-override-chicago-school-veto

 

WJBD RADIO
— Rauner: Money for Chicago Schools Still Part of Budget Talks  More Meetings on Budget Set for This Weekend – AP
http://www.wjbdradio.com/local-news/2016/12/02/rauner-money-for-chicago-schools-still-part-of-budget-talks
— Donald Trump’s Wealthy Cabinet and Administration Picks
http://www.wjbdradio.com/politics/2016/12/02/donald-trumps-wealthy-cabinet-and-administration-picks

 

ELMHURST 205
— Community Candlelight Peace Vigil on Dec. 6  (DIERSEN: From what I see, those who voted for Trump will not be welcome at this event.)
http://www.elmhurst205.org/cms/news_item?d=x&id=1480328560734&group_id=1234751321630&return_url=1480774095450

 

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— Health insurance costs could double for SIU employees – Marnie Leonard
http://dailyegyptian.com/63212/news/health-insurance-costs-could-double-for-siu-employees/

 

MCHENRY TIMES
— Some fear Mendoza-Madigan alliance will worsen state government dysfunction
http://mchenrytimes.com/stories/511050979-some-fear-mendoza-madigan-alliance-will-worsen-state-government-dysfunction

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Illinois’ debt per capita ranks among 10 highest in U.S., at nearly $15,000
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511050955-illinois-debt-per-capita-ranks-among-10-highest-in-u-s-at-nearly-15-000
— Think tank: Further talks between state, AFSCME would be waste of time
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511050934-think-tank-further-talks-between-state-afscme-would-be-waste-of-time

 

CHICAGO ARGUS
— Will Rauner be eaten by Chicago “bear” now sleeping in Illinois “woods?” – Gregory Tejeda
http://chicagoargus.blogspot.com/2016/12/will-rauner-be-eaten-by-chicago-bear.html

 

NEWSMAX
— Republicans Praise Trump; China Launches Complaint – Sandy Fitzgerald  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs side with China against America.) 
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/GOP-Praise-Trump-China/2016/12/03/id/761973/

 

TOWNHALL
— Democrats Remain Stuck On Stupid – Jeff Crouere  (DIERSEN: From what I see, the Democrat Party wants to be more and more and more 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://townhall.com/columnists/jeffcrouere/2016/12/03/democrats-remain-stuck-on-stupid-n2254287

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump’s Cabinet: Character and Ability, Not Politics – Jeffrey Folks
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/12/trumps_cabinet_character_and_ability_not_politics.html

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— Rep. Gutierrez to boycott Trump’s inauguration over immigration stance
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/02/rep-guitierrez-to-boycott-trumps-inauguration.html

 

BREITBART
— Gutierrez: I Can’t Go to Inauguration Because Trump ‘Continues to Spew Hatred, Bigotry and Prejudice’ – JEFF POOR
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/12/02/gutierrez-cant-go-inauguration-trump-continues-spew-hatred-bigotry-prejudice/
— Krauthammer: Liberals Always Blame ‘Isms’ Of Other Side For Losses, Clinton Lost Because ‘She Had Nothing To Say’ – IAN HANCHETT
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/12/02/krauthammer-liberals-always-blame-isms-of-other-side-for-losses-clinton-lost-because-she-had-nothing-to-say/

 

LIFESITE NEWS
— ‘After-birth abortion’? Judge lets woman walk after drowning her newborn – Steve Weatherbe
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/after-birth-abortion-judge-lets-woman-walk-after-drowning-her-newborn

 

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Gettysburg College Students Protest Apparent Spike in Hateful Rhetoric after Trump’s Election – Spencer Irvine  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who give anti-Trumps ammunition?)
http://www.academia.org/gettysburg-college-students-protest-apparent-spike-in-hateful-rhetoric-after-trumps-election/
— Boston College Faculty Demand Donald Trump Speak about Hate Crimes – Spencer Irvine (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who give anti-Trumps ammunition?)
http://www.academia.org/boston-college-faculty-demand-donald-trump-speak-about-hate-crimes/

 

ATTN
— TREASONOUS: How Colleges Are Protecting Undocumented Students – Kyle Jaeger
http://www.attn.com/stories/13251/several-colleges-are-protecting-undocumented-students

 

CNS NEWS
— Record Number Employed: 152,085,000; But Record 95,055,000 Not in Labor Force – Susan Jones
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/record-number-employed-152085000-record-95055000-americans-not-labor

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Obama’s Contempt for the White Working Class Is as Strong as Ever – JIM GERAGHTY
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/442653/barack-obama-contempt-white-working-class
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Economic Stupidity of the Carrier Bailout.”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/442665/trump-carrier-bailout-economically-unsound

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Black Lives Matter. Now What? – Mark S. Luckie
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/black-lives-matter-now-what_us_5841c224e4b0cf3f64558965

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Ads Show Up on Breitbart and Brands Blame Technology – SAPNA MAHESHWARID (DIERSEN: Companies that 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 for a long time DO NOT WANT THEIR ADS TO BE ON WEBSITES OWNED BY 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://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/02/business/media/breitbart-vanguard-ads-follow-users-target-marketing.html
— Fearing Loss of U.S. Money Under Trump, New York Begins Urgent Review – WILLIAM NEUMAN
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/02/nyregion/fearing-loss-of-us-money-under-trump-new-york-begins-urgent-review.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump keeps confirming fears about his diplomatic skills.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/12/03/donald-trump-keeps-confirming-fears-about-his-diplomatic-skills/
— Boycotts. Backlash. Breitbart: U.S. companies confront a volatile political climate – Jena McGregor  (DIERSEN: Should I publish a list those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that boycott me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?  The aforesaid boycotters include many activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. The aforesaid boycotters 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/or 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.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2016/12/02/boycotts-backlash-breitbart-u-s-companies-get-dragged-into-a-volatile-political-climate/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Froot Loops and Frosted Flakes aren’t normally the kind of brands to get caught in the political crosshairs. But in the aftermath of a combustible election, Kellogg cereals and a growing number of consumer brands have suddenly found themselves the unexpected target of boycotts and hot-tempered rhetoric. Kellogg said this week it would pull advertising from Breitbart News, the far-right web site that its critics say trades in racist and sexist content. In response, Breitbart called on readers to boycott the company, devoted a chunk of its front page to stories about Kellogg or the boycott, and sparked a social media outcry. Consumers on both the right and the left piled in, saying they would either stop buying the company’s products — or conversely, stock up on them. The maker of Eggo waffles and Pop-Tarts is only the latest American corporation caught in the crossfire. In the weeks since the election, companies have navigated a sharply politicized environment, one that has entailed calls for boycotts, explosive social media responses to executive comments and thorny interactions between front-line workers and their customers. “I’ve never seen anything like this before, where companies find themselves so open to attack for their points of view or their speech,” said Leslie Gaines-Ross, chief reputation strategist for the public relations firm Weber Shandwick. “Companies are now much more in the fray and seen as political targets.”)

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump’s Phone Call With Taiwan President Sparks China Complaint  President-elect Donald Trump’s conversation with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen breaks with decades of U.S. policy – JOSH CHIN and CHARLES HUTZLER  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs side with China against America.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-phone-call-with-taiwan-president-sparks-china-complaint-1480762723
— Donald Trump Targets Second Indiana Plant Over Plans to Shift to Mexico  Rexnord is expected to move production of industrial bearings from Indianapolis to Mexico next year, eliminating about 300 jobs – BOB TITA and  ANDREW TANGEL  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs side with Mexico against America.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-targets-second-indiana-plant-over-plans-to-shift-to-mexico-1480742318

 

FORBES
— Since Trump’s Election, Mark Zuckerberg’s Net Worth Has Fallen $3.7 Billion – Noah Kirsch
http://www.forbes.com/sites/noahkirsch/2016/12/03/since-trumps-election-mark-zuckerbergs-net-worth-has-fallen-3-7-billion/

 

BOSTON HERALD
— Boston students plan class walkout to protest Trump – Brian Dowling  (DIERSEN: Democrat teachers focus on cranking out “good little Democrats” who despise if not hate 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.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2016/12/boston_students_plan_class_walkout_to_protest_trump

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— 3-day work week for DC area feds due to inauguration – Jason Miller
http://federalnewsradio.com/workforce/2016/12/dc-area-feds-3-day-work-week-due-inauguration/
— Tips for surviving your agency’s new political appointees – Terry Wing  (DIERSEN: Did you have trouble surviving where you worked?  I had lots of trouble surviving at IRS after my Democrat superiors succeeded in getting rid of the manager who had promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. I had lots of trouble surviving at GAO after my Democrat superiors succeeded in getting rid of the manager who had hired me in 1980, had got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and had promoted me in 1986.)
http://federalnewsradio.com/workforce/2016/12/survive-agencys-new-trump-appointee/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In late January 2017, when the first of President-elect Donald Trump’s 4,000 political employees report for work, there already will be plenty of angst built up – both by the appointees and by the career civil servants they will oversee.   Thing are going to be different. Many of the appointees will bring different policies and different styles. Most importantly, they will represent a new President who openly and frequently spoke with disdain about the federal workforce and ran on a platform of bringing change. If you’re a senior executive, you want to survive in the new administration and you want your agency to succeed.  But dealing with the arrival of an unknown entity with an unknown agenda can be daunting. Ira Goldstein, a long-time federal executive and consultant, provided some tools for both sides in this new partnership in his recent book The Federal Management Playbook. He offered some practical advice for federal workers – things that can and must be done. To begin with, Goldstein wants to put the federal workforce at ease about dealing with Trump’s declarations about “draining the swamp.” “After 46 years in and around the federal government, I discovered even through there was a lot of publicity around our nation that government doesn’t work well, what you see after a period of time is that many things really do work well. Planes fly safely over our country. Social Security checks get out on time,” Goldstein said in an interview on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin. “Government is important. It’s not going to go away and it’s enormously complex. We’ve got to do better. We need good ‘bureaucrats’ ― skilled, committed, experienced career officials. We also need political direction and oversight, and these days we need competent consultants and contractors.” As a former U.S. assistant comptroller general and chief operating officer of the Government Accountability Office, and founder of Deloitte’s U.S. Federal Practice, Goldstein has seen many transitions. His Playbook hammers home ways and means of working with the incoming transition team “to achieve the effective and efficient execution of public policies that we want and deserve.”)

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.