December 31 Morning Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— CPD, CFD will be out in force this weekend for New Year’s celebrations – Lisa Chavarria
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/226353479-story
— Chicago Police: Man fatally shoots teen who tried to rob him
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/crime/226347627-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Does legalizing pot spur kids to try it? – Dennis Thompson  (DIERSEN: Tragically, yes.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/sc-legalizing-pot-effect-on-kids-health-0104-20161228-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Why Aurora man builds crosses for Chicago homicide victims – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161230/news/161239900/

 

BUREAU COUNTY NEWS
— A strategy to derail Madigan and cronies  Put House Dems on the defensive for their support of speaker – Jim Nowlan
http://www.bcrnews.com/2016/12/27/jim-nowlan-a-strategy-to-derail-madigan-and-cronies/aftjycj/

 

WSIL TV
— Russia, brushing off Obama, looks to friendlier Donald Trump – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34152123/putin-says-russia-wont-expel-diplomats-trump-offers-praise

 

WAND
— Local Veterinarians Seeing Pets Getting into Medical Marijuana – Kathleen Cohen
http://www.wandtv.com/story/34156000/local-veterinarians-seeing-pets-getting-into-medical-marijuana

 

LINCOLN COURIER
— State held ‘auction’ of residents while closing Jacksonville facility – AP
http://www.lincolncourier.com/news/20161230/state-held-auction-of-residents-while-closing-jacksonville-facility

 

REPUBLICAN NEWS WATCH
— FLASHBACK: Trump quotes from Ibendahl’s editorial at three rallies
http://republicannewswatch.com/wp/?p=14240

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Hechts donate $300 to Mendrick for Sheriff
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511054126-hechts-donate-300-to-mendrick-for-sheriff

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Lisle CUSD 202 Told To Raise Taxes To Maximum Law Allows – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/12/video-lisle-cusd-202-told-to-raise-taxes-to-maximum-law-allows/

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— American Universities Teaching Hate, It’s Not Just for Terrorists Anymore – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.publiusforum.com/2016/12/30/american-universities-teaching-hate-not-just-terrorists-anymore/

 

TOWNHALL
— 2016 Was The Year of the Deplorables – Todd Starnes
http://townhall.com/columnists/toddstarnes/2016/12/31/2016-was-the-year-of-the-deplorables-n2265439

 

BREITBART
— Faked News: Your Guide to 22 Post-Election Hate Hoaxes – JOHN HAYWARD
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/30/faked-news-your-guide-to-22-post-election-hate-hoaxes/

 

BLAZE
— Comparing Trump to Hitler, Mormon Tabernacle Choir singer quits over inauguration invite acceptance – Dave Urbanski
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/30/comparing-trump-to-hitler-mormon-tabernacle-choir-singer-quits-over-inauguration-invite-acceptance/

 

ONE NEWS NOW
— In last weeks, Obama dumps 502 refugees on Nebraska – Michael F. Haverluck
https://www.onenewsnow.com/national-security/2016/12/31/in-last-weeks-obama-dumps-502-refugees-on-nebraska

 

LIFE NEWS
— Democrats Will Never Appeal to Christian Voters Until They End Their Love Affair With Big Abortion  (DIERSEN: Virtually all my “Republican” critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote abortion.)
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/12/30/democrats-will-never-appeal-to-christian-voters-until-they-end-their-love-affair-with-big-abortion/

 

CSN NEWS
— Roseanne Barr Tweets: Obama Pushes Anti-Jewish Laws Just Like The Nazis – Michael W. Chapman
http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/roseanne-barr-tweets-obama-pushes-anti-jewish-laws-just-nazis

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump, the New York Times, and the Constitution: Who Needs an Education? – Peter Nichols
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/12/trump_the_new_york_times_and_the_constitution_who_needs_an_education.html

 

THE HILL
— Four Cabinet spots still open in the Trump administration – BEN KAMISAR
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/312197-4-cabinet-spots-still-open-in-the-trump-administration

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Facebook Bans Author Who Branded Name-Calling Trump Backers A ‘Nasty Fascistic Lot’  “We’re living in strange, Orwellian times,” warns Kevin Sessums. – Mary Papenfuss
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/facebook-ban-sessums-trump-backers-fascistic_us_5866ec6ee4b0de3a08f87d8f
— The Biggest LGBT Advances Of 2016 – Matt Baume (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBT activity.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-biggest-lgbt-advances-of-2016_us_5866ac8ce4b04d7df167d467

 

REUTERS
— Illinois budget woes reignite with spending deal’s imminent lapse – Dave McKinney
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-illinois-budget-idUSKBN14J1Y8

 

CNN
— See who’s in Trump’s inaugural parade – Gregg Birnbaum
http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/30/politics/trump-inauguration-parade/

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Grand Old Party? Donald Trump remaking GOP in his image
http://www.wbal.com/article/211393/130/grand-old-party-donald-trump-remaking-gop-in-his-image

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Join Our Board: Companies Hotly Pursue New Wave of Women in Tech – PUI-WING TAM  (DIERSEN: All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, it was extremely difficult for my superiors to meet their Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets.  Minorities and women who were qualified for the jobs that I had at GAO 1980-1997, at IRS 1971-1980, and at the Post Office 1966-1969 could always get better jobs in the private sector that paid better, that had better advancement opportunities, and that did not have the terrible stigma of being a government employee.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/technology/join-our-board-companies-hotly-pursue-new-wave-of-women-in-tech.html
— ‘Church Militant’ Theology Is Put to New, and Politicized, Use – SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, church leaders talk and act like they are operatives or dupes for the Democrat Party.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/us/church-militant-theology-is-put-to-new-and-politicized-use.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.): A Republican role model for 2017 – Jennifer Rubin  (DIERSEN: The harder that you work against Trump, the more that anti-Trumps glorify and praise you.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/12/30/a-republican-role-model-for-2017/
— Federal agencies rush to fill job openings before Trump takes office Jan. 20 – Lisa Rein and Juliet Eilperin (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/federal-agencies-rush-to-fill-job-openings-before-trump-takes-office-jan-20/2016/12/30/de0c1030-cdd8-11e6-a747-d03044780a02_story.html
— An addiction crisis along ‘the backbone of America’ – Joel Achenbach
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/12/30/an-addiction-crisis-along-the-backbone-of-america/
— Central Americans continue to surge across U.S. border, new DHS figures show – Abigail Hauslohner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/central-americans-continue-to-surge-across-us-border-new-dhs-figures-show/2016/12/30/ed28c0aa-cec7-11e6-b8a2-8c2a61b0436f_story.html

 

BALTIMORE SUN
— Media guilty of double standard on terror attacks – Jonah Goldberg
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-goldberg-0101-20161231-story.html

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that all Republicans are racists.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-america-schools-zero-tolerance-racism-article-1.2928823

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Obama Sanctions Trump, er, Putin  The real aim is to excite Democratic partisans gearing up to oppose the incoming administration. – HOLMAN W. JENKINS, JR.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-sanctions-trump-er-putin-1483143183
— GOP’s Freedom Caucus Shows Readiness to Work With Paul Ryan  Group of fractious lawmakers’ shift comes amid an aim to overhaul health and tax laws – BYRON TAU
http://www.wsj.com/articles/gops-freedom-caucus-shows-readiness-to-work-with-paul-ryan-1483102801

 

  1. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
    — DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBT activity.
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/st-louis-blues-promote-lgbt-inclusion-with-its-first-ever/article_7d1d8414-a1a5-5354-8418-31976ddea9ae.html

 

FORBES
— The 10 Most Ridiculous College Protests Of 2016 – Karin Agness
http://www.forbes.com/sites/karinagness/2016/12/30/the-10-most-ridiculous-college-protests-of-2016/#6f993a2a4f84

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Tech Companies Are Basically Begging Women to Join Their Boards to Up Diversity – Dayna Evans  (DIERSEN: All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, it was extremely difficult for my superiors to meet their Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets.  Minorities and women who were qualified for the jobs that I had at GAO 1980-1997, at IRS 1971-1980, and at the Post Office 1966-1969 could always get better jobs in the private sector that paid better, that had better advancement opportunities, and that did not have the terrible stigma of being a government employee.)
http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/12/tech-companies-diversity-boards.html

 

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Why celebrate the New Year? Under President Trump, 2017 could be even worse.”  Before Trump defeated Clinton, the future looked much worse for individuals, for organizations, for companies, for governments, and for countries that are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://www.salon.com/2016/12/31/why-celebrate-the-new-year-under-president-trump-2017-could-be-even-worse/

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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