— Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker shows ‘deep gratitude’ for Gov. Bruce Rauner at Illinois bicentennial, says state’s best days ahead – Mike Riopell (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? Under Pritzker, the Democrats who run Illinois will drive individuals, organizations, and companies out of Illinois that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— New Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi cleans house of Joe Berrios workers, says change will take time – Hal Dardick (DIERSEN: Have you been the subject of a house cleaning? I worked for GAO 1980-1997. In 1981, Charles Bowsher took over GAO and ran it for the next 15 years. He focused on cleaning GAO’s house, that is, he focused on getting rid of GAO employees who were Republican, White, male, non-veteran, and/or who did not have a degree from an Ivy League university who GAO had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40. Notwithstanding the aforesaid, I got promoted to GS-13 in 1986 when I was 38 and survived until 1997 when I was 49. The following helped me do that: I earned job-related master’s degrees when I was 31 and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Sadly, tragically, the real reason why anti-Republicans praise George H.W. Bush are the actions that he took against the Republican Party platform.
— To the folks who say sending my kids to CPS is child abuse … I have thoughts – Heidi Stevens
— Pritzker, Rauner keep their distance as they ‘come together’ for state gala – Tina Sfondeles
— End charade and punish Saudi Arabia for murdering a journalist – Editorial (DIERSEN: What does Sharia Law say about this? Who doles/doled out punishment a) where you work/worked, b) in the organizations that you are/were a member of, b) in your municipality, c) in your township/ward, d) in your county, and e) in Illinois? I should write a book about those who dole/doled out punishment a) in GAO, IRS, and the Post Office, b) in TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, and c) in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To defeat every Republican on April 2, 2019 and November 3, 2020 ballots in Illinois, Democrats will a) promote even more hatred of Trump and b) get even more voters to punish Trump by voting for Democrats.
— VERY SAD IF NOT TRAGIC: DuPage holds historically Democratic inauguration – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: In Illinois, Democrat elected and appointed officials always defend and advance the Democrat Party platform more strongly than Republican elected and appointed officials defend and advance the Republican Party platform. Democrats focus on promoting dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Cronin, meanwhile, delivered his third inaugural address during the county’s ceremony. “As we begin our new chapter in governing, I’m energized both by our achievements and by the challenges that lie ahead,” said Cronin, who has served as chairman since 2010. He said DuPage officials have the opportunity to work in a bipartisan manner to solve problems and draft policies “that work for those who need help the most.” “I believe we can serve as a beacon of good government in a state that sorely needs a compelling example of county government that is responsive and responsible,” Cronin said. He said he will seek compromise. “We must demonstrate what happens when leaders listen, collaborate and negotiate to arrive at thoughtful, creative solutions,” Cronin said.)
— County boards can rise above ideological party divisions – Editorial (DIERSEN: In Illinois, Democrat elected and appointed officials always defend and advance the Democrat Party platform more strongly than Republican elected and appointed officials defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
— The living have plenty to say about dying – Burt Constable
(FROM THE ARTICLE: You might not be certain whether your taxes will go down or up. But death is at an all-time high. A record 2.8 million Americans died last year, about 70,000 more than perished in 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The life expectancy for Americans fell for the third year in a row, led largely by dramatic increases in suicide and drug overdoses. Life expectancy hasn’t fallen like this since the years 1915 through 1918, when World War I was killing 675,000 Americans and the flu pandemic took an estimated 670,000 more.)
SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Satanic Temple monument added to Capitol rotunda displays – Bernard Schoenburg
— National Day of Mourning for George H.W. Bush: What’s closed Wednesday – Caitlyn Kelleher
— Sen. Brady: ‘People Of Illinois Deserve Cooperation’ Between GOP, Pritzker – RYAN DENHAM
— Happy 200th Birthday to Illinois, the Most Average American State – EDWARD MCCLELLAND (DIERSEN: From what I see, under the Democrats, Illinois is more and more and more anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, 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 for a long time.)
— Berkowitz w/Glennon on Chicago’s and IL’s pension disasters.
— DuPage County Officials Take Oath of Office
— Illinois’ other debt disaster: $73 billion in unfunded state retiree healthcare benefits – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Fitch reminds Illinois Democrats about party’s record of ‘poor fiscal decisions’ – Greg Bishop
— How to solve the pension crisis in Illinois – Thomas Lifson
— Central Americans moved from border, others scale wall into US
— Read my lips: Media’s love for George H.W. Bush really about hatred of Donald Trump
— Why Donald Trump must declare war on government waste (DIERSEN: What experience do you have fighting government waste? GAO fights government waste. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403-$125,325/year. In addition, a) I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, b) I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and c) I became a licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and a Forensic Accountant in 1997.)
FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— Bush family wants funeral that avoids anti-Trump sentiment – Amy Lieu
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps are overjoyed that “Caravan migrants begin to breach border as frustration with slow asylum process grows.”
— Law school bows to students, suspends ICE externship – Brendan Pringle
— Apple CEO Tim Cook: Banning ‘Hate, Division’ Is ‘Right Thing to Do’ – Robert Kraychik (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, Democrats make it clear that they want to ban Republicans, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Media Blame Racist Trump for Border Violence and Burning the Planet – Geoffrey Dickens
— Giving a Raise to All Federal Employees Makes No Sense – John York (DIERSEN: Each year that your employer did not increase your salary to offset inflation, it was another year that constructively, your employer cut your salary. In the federal government, step increases recognize the value of the work experience that you gain. According to anti-federal employees like York, federal work experience is worthless.)
— GOOGLE WON’T ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS – Peter Hasson (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents do not want me to include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that promote the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Illinois Republican Party and Republican Party platforms.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Is Google aware of other instances in which employees advocated for suppressing The Daily Caller or Breitbart?
[Google engineer Scott] Byer wrote in his post: “Let’s make sure that we reverse things in four years.” He seems to indicate that Google employees should take actions to make sure Donald Trump doesn’t win re-election in 2020. Is that a use of official Google communications that the company approves of? Have other Google VPs been part of internal conversations about potentially suppressing conservative media outlets, or just [engineering vice president David] Besbris? Previous reporting by the Wall Street Journal demonstrated that Google employees brainstormed ways to manipulate search results in response to President Trump’s travel ban. Can Google guarantee that there won’t be a third example of Google employees seeking to manipulate search functions for anti-Trump purposes?)
WORLD NET DAILY
— MEMO TO TRUMP: ‘STOP GOOGLE BEFORE 2020’ Joseph Farah to prez: ‘They’ve taken my bullhorn. Don’t let them take yours’
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While Russia is not a threat to free elections in the U.S., Google is. I know it sounds crazy. But the danger is real in 2020. We have allowed and empowered Google to become weaponized for the ultimate political dirty trick only two years from now. Google has boasted about its goal to influence opinions, values and purchases for years. It has the database. It has been granted a monopoly to use it. . .Once free speech and freedom of the press are gone, free and fair elections are no longer possible. That’s the real danger a special counsel or your new attorney general should be investigating early in 2019, if you don’t mind me suggesting. I know you’ve got so much on your agenda and face overwhelming opposition at every turn. But time is short to save free speech and the free press from those who are rigging the algorithms – against fair news coverage of your administration and, more broadly, against fair-minded independent news, which is being censored and squelched at every turn. They’ve already taken my bullhorn. Don’t let them take yours. Tell Americans about the fabulous exposé they will see in “The Creepy Line.” They will thank you for it.)
— French Rioters and American Liberals – THEODORE KUPFER
— An End to Racial Preferences at Last? – JOHN YOO and JAMES C. PHILLIPS (DIERSEN: What is your position on preference giving? All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote preference giving. They want the federal government to give more and more and more preference to those who are young, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow about their success in getting young people to hate Trump and to hate individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
— Commentary: George H.W. Bush was too moderate for the GOP base – MICHAEL GRAHAM (DIERSEN: While Ronald Reagan was President, GAO assigned me to audits of IRS and promoted me to GS-13, currently $96,403/year. While George H.W. Bush was president, GAO threw me off audits of IRS, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and did not promote me beyond GS-13. My Democrat GAO superiors believed that George H.W. Bush had no use for me because I was “too conservative.”)
NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps encourage illegals to invade.
— Bush Made Willie Horton an Issue in 1988, and the Racial Scars Are Still Fresh – Peter Baker (DIERSEN: Immediately after Bush won in 1988, my Democrat GAO superiors pulled out all the stops to get rid of me. They might have succeeded if Henry Hyde had not come to my defense.)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: After Snowstorm Chaos, Official Was Told to Resign. He said no. – J. David Goodman and William Neuman (DIERSEN: What if in 1997, when I was 49 years old, I had refused to take my Democrat GAO superiors’ early retirement “offer?”)
— Trump Says China Will Curtail Fentanyl. The U.S. Has Heard That Before. – Sui-Lee Wee
— George H.W. Bush and the Right – LISA LERER (DIERSEN: One could argue that the Bushes viewed people like me negatively because we are much “too conservative.”)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: $1 Million in Damage to Arc de Triomphe; Why Are ‘Yellow Vest’ Protestors So Angry? – Alissa Rubin
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use illegals to promote hatred against Trump.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: CEOs who oppose/despise/hate Trump are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, 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.
— The most successful companies give employees a sense of belonging – Sue Shellenbarger (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. They do not want federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran to feel like they belong unless they make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)
— Americans prefer to watch news, on TV and online, rather than read it, study finds – Mike Snider
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump’s Political Risk Spreads to Small-Town America.”
— Motorcyclists offer escort to young recruits heading to basic training. (DIERSEN: Since 1966, I have asked myself, what if I had tried to enlist. In 1966, when I was 18 years old, I was 1-A notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease). I had not demonstrated any leadership potential. I had a) done yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; b) washed dishes 1964-1966; and c) cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps are overjoyed that “MIGRANT CARAVAN MEMBERS HAVE BREACHED THE U.S. BORDER FENCE IN DESPERATE BID TO CLAIM ASYLUM.”
— Trump Not Asked To Speak At Bush Funeral
— Why a Women’s Foundation is Backing Male Leaders in the Fight for Gender Equity – Julia Travers (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, the following move up the ladder: a) Whites who get rid of Whites, b) Men who get rid of men, c) Older people who get rid of older people, d) Non-veterans who get rid of non-veterans, e) “Republicans” who get rid of Republicans, f) “Protestants” who get rid of Protestants, g) “Conservatives” who get rid of conservatives, h) German Americans who get rid of German-Americans, and i) Those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time who get rid of those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about the aforesaid turncoats in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to get more preference from the federal government, people claim to be LGBTQ, minority, and/or female.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: You have to be anti-White, if not a White hater, to be hired, retained, or promoted by Apple.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-conservatives ask “Are Google and Facebook really suppressing conservative politics?”
— Trump removed LGBTQ employment protections from North American trade deal Republican lawmakers were outraged when the protections were revealed in an earlier draft – Rhuaridh Marr (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, you will not be hired and you will be gotten rid of.)