December 6 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County elected officials sworn in – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: Attendees at this outstanding event included Birkett, Breen, Cassioppi, Coladipietro, Connelly, Creswel, Cronin, Curran, Czernek, Dabrowski, Eckhoff, Fichtner, Fitzpatrick, Fullerton, Henry, Hinds, Ives, Jorgensen, Keller, Khouri, LeVan, Lofgren, Lowe, Marchese, McCluskey, McGowen, Mendrick, 
Minor, Muehlfelt, Schroeder, Sutter, and Wiley.  If you live in DuPage County, how many registered voters are in your precinct, how many voted, and how many votes did the Republican candidates get?  My Milton Township Precinct 9 has 506 registered voters.  393 voted and Trump/Pence* got 137 votes, Kirk* got 201 votes, Munger* got 213 votes, Roskam got 231* votes, Ives got 237 votes*, Berlin got 283 votes, Kachiroubas* got 224 votes, Grogan* got 220 votes, Jorgensen got 296 votes, Bucholz got 239* votes, Grant got 281 votes, Elliott* got 226 votes, Whelan* got 226 votes, Telander got 280 votes, Fullerton got 275 votes, Brennan* got 211 votes, Wheaton** got 284 votes, Popejoy** got 252 votes, Guerin** got 249 votes, Mallen** got 255 votes, and Sutter** got 253 votes.  * = contested  ** = judge retention)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161205/news/161209356/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Monday night, Chaplin began a 2-year term by being sworn in along with fellow board members and countywide elected officials. Other sitting representatives who started new terms on the 18-member county board are Don Puchalski, Sam Tornatore, Sean Noonan, Gary Grasso, Brian Krajewski, Amy Grant, James Healy, Robert Larsen and Jim Zay. Two new county board members — Tim Elliott of Glen Ellyn and Janice Anderson of Naperville — also were sworn in during the inauguration event in Wheaton. Both are Republicans. Anderson, a former Naperville Township trustee, last month defeated Democratic incumbent Tony Michelassi. She will serve a 2-year term representing District 5. The countywide elected officials who took the oath of office Monday were State’s Attorney Robert Berlin, Recorder Fred Bucholz, County Auditor Bob Grogan, Coroner Richard Jorgensen, and Circuit Court Clerk Chris Kachiroubas. County board Chairman Dan Cronin said during the event that he’s “energized” by the what the county has achieved and the challenges it faces.)
— Immigrants urged to learn their rights, stay involved – Russell Lissau
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161205/news/161209365/
— Franks sworn in as McHenry County’s first chairman elected by voters – Lauren Rohr
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161205/news/161209423/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE AND TABLE: Why schools won’t test water for lead – Jake Griffin
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161206/news/161209344/
— Dist. 303 shows reasonable vigilance on spending limits – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161206/discuss/161209337/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner’s Republicans add four more Democrats to ‘Boss Madigan’ list – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-republicans-boss-madigan-20161205-story.html
— Chicago faces political power outage as Trump succeeds Obama – Bloomberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-chicago-9ed11294-bba9-11e6-ae79-bec72d34f8c9-20161206-story.html

 

WTTW
— Springfield Standoff: Lawmakers Yingling and McSweeney Weigh In on Budget Stalemate – Alexandra Silets
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/12/05/springfield-standoff-lawmakers-weigh-budget-stalemate

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Business leaders uncertain on immigration reform during Trump presidency – Matt Buedel  (DIERSEN: Are you employed?  If so, what percent of your superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates are illegal?)
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20161205/business-leaders-uncertain-on-immigration-reform-during-trump-presidency

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Nine face corruption charges, including East St. Louis councilwoman, Board of Review member – GEORGE PAWLACZYK AND BETH HUNDSDORFER
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article118959858.html

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Worker Comp ‘reform’ sticks it to taxpayers – Christopher T. Hurley
http://www.qconline.com/opinion/worker-comp-reform-sticks-it-to-taxpayers/article_3481e2ea-c5e2-547d-9c25-8413dfd15b7f.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps stress Carson’s lack of housing experience.  All during the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, GAO assigned staff to audits of IRS who had little or no knowledge of IRS.  When I transferred from IRS to GAO, I brought with me almost 9 years of experience working for IRS, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 level, currently $77,899-$88,286.  Outrageously wastefully, GAO assigned me to audits of IRS for only 3 years 1986-1988.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/pundit-compares-carson-to-wutang-clans-ghostface-killah/615991041
— Trump and China on collision course  President-elect lashes out on Twitter over weekend – Stephen Collinson
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trump-and-china-on-collision-course

 

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— DISTRICT 5 DUPAGE COUNTY BOARD MEMBERS SWORN IN  (DIERSEN: Attendees at this outstanding event included Birkett, Breen, Cassioppi, Coladipietro, Connelly, Creswel, Cronin, Curran, Czernek, Dabrowski, Eckhoff, Fichtner, Fitzpatrick, Fullerton, Henry, Hinds, Ives, Jorgensen, Keller, Khouri, LeVan, Lofgren, Lowe, Marchese, McCluskey, McGowen, Mendrick, Minor, Muehlfelt, Schroeder, Sutter, and Wiley.)
http://www.positivelynaperville.com/2016/12/05/district-5-dupage-county-board-members-sworn/68078

 

STATE OF ILLINOIS
— Illinois Student Assistance Commission Announces 2017-18 Illinois State Scholars  More Than 19,300 high school students recognized for outstanding academic achievement  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty.  If you seek a government office or a political office, sooner or later, if you were not at the top of your high school class, your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will stress that.  I only just barely made it into the top 20% of my high school class and my ACT was only 24.)
http://www3.illinois.gov/PressReleases/ShowPressRelease.cfm?SubjectID=1&RecNum=13918

 

NEWSMAX
— Biden: I’m Going to Run for President in 2020 – Solange Reyner  (DIERSEN: What is your position on age discrimination?  Biden is 74 years old.  How old are you?  I am 68 years old.  My Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates started to demonize me, to denigrate me, and to condemn me as being old in 1973 when I was 25 because I had failed to make GS-13 (currently $92,632).  I did not make GS-12 (currently $77,899) until 1974 and I did not make GS-13 until I was 38 in 1986.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Joe-Biden-2020-presidential-election/2016/12/05/id/762327/

 

BREITBART
— GOP Leadership to Delay Donald Trump’s Election-Winning Priorities – NEIL MUNRO5
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/05/gop-leadership-to-postpone-debate-on-donald-trumps-election-winning-priorities/

 

THE BLAZE
— Federal judge orders recount in Michigan, placing Electoral College votes at risk – Leon Wolf
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/05/federal-judge-orders-recount-in-michigan-placing-electoral-college-votes-at-risk/
— Here’s how much the Obama family has spent on vacations over the last eight years – Tre Goins-Phillips
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/05/heres-how-much-the-obama-family-has-spent-on-vacations-over-the-last-eight-years/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Feds Refuse To Divulge Records Of Assaults On Orphaned Immigrant Children In Their Care – Richard Pollock
http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/05/exclusive-feds-refuse-to-divulge-records-of-assaults-on-orphaned-immigrant-children-in-their-care/

 

PJ MEDIA
— Snowflake Millennials Butthurt Over New TV Show Portraying Them as Snowflakes – MICHAEL WALSH
https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2016/12/04/snowflake-millennials-butthurt-over-new-tv-show-portraying-them-as-snowflakes/

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Krauthammer: If Border Were Secure “National Consensus” Would Be To Legalize Illegals For “Last Time,” Be “Generous” – Ian Schwartz (DIERSEN: Borders will never be secure, so no legalization ever.  Democrats and RINOs will always encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.)
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/12/05/krauthammer_if_border_were_secure_national_consensus_would_be_to_legalize_illegals_for_last_time_be_generous.html

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Presidential election was major setback for cultural Marxism’s hegemony – VICTOR GAETAN
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/presidential-election-was-major-setback-for-cultural-marxisms-hegemony/article/2608933
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Post-election protests continued in recent days in Chicago, Portland, and Omaha. Black Friday was displaced in Seattle by a Black Lives Matter protest of about 1,000 people combining police brutality and anti-Trump themes. But voters soundly rejected left-wing strategies of disruption when they dismissed Hillary Clinton, who aligned herself with the BLM movement, heavily financed by George Soros. Her loss was a major setback for cultural Marxism and its contemporary manifestations, a pernicious ideology that deserves to be squarely acknowledged in order to permanently eject it from America’s public square. The Black Lives Matter movement was born in 2013, “rooted in the labor and love of queer Black women” as founder Alicia Garza explains. Two years later, it had morphed into a sprawling, chaotic indictment of police brutality, indifferent to facts (twice as many whites were killed by police in 2015 than blacks, for example) and directly linked to revenge killings of innocent officers.)

 

THE HILL
— Trump allies warn: No compromise on immigration – JONATHAN SWAN
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/308905-trump-allies-warn-no-compromise-on-immigration
— Huckabee: Is Pelosi ‘racist or just dumb?’ – REBECCA SAVRANSKY –
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/308813-huckabee-asks-if-pelosi-is-racist-or-just-dumb

 

POLITICO
— Biden: ‘I’m not committing to not running’ in 2020 – REBECCA MORIN
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/joe-biden-2020-232234

 

CNN
— Former Trump adviser on Taiwan call: ‘If China doesn’t like it, screw ’em’ – Nathan McDermott (DIERSEN: What do your former advisors say?)
http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/05/politics/kfile-stephen-moore-taiwan-call/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Why Electors Should Reject Trump.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/opinion/why-i-will-not-cast-my-electoral-vote-for-donald-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump ask “Why Does Donald Trump Lie About Voter Fraud?”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/opinion/why-does-donald-trump-lie-about-voter-fraud.html
— How Ben Carson Could Undo a Desegregation Effort – Emily Badger
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/23/upshot/how-ben-carson-at-housing-could-undo-a-desegregation-effort.html
— New York Asks U.S. to Pay Trump Security Costs; Puts First Bill at $35 Million – J. DAVID GOODMAN
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/nyregion/new-york-reimburse-trump-security-costs.html
— Both Feeling Threatened, American Muslims and Jews Join Hands – LAURIE GOODSTEIN  (DIERSEN: Democrats run America.  Virtually all federal employees are Democrats.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/us/muslim-jewish-alliance-after-trump.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Defamation Suit Over a Shared Facebook Post Is a Test of Press Freedom in Bhutan – KAI SCHULTZ  (DIERSEN: What do you share?  Of course, obviously, needless-to-say, and without question, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do not want me share anything unless it promotes them and/or it is critical of the millions if not billions of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. that are on their blacklists.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/world/asia/bhutan-press-freedom.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: House G.O.P. Signals Break With Trump Over Tariff Threat – JENNIFER STEINHAUER
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/us/politics/house-republicans-trade-trump.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— VERY SAD: Trump’s election stole my desire to look for a partner – Stephanie Land
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soloish/wp/2016/12/05/trumps-election-stole-my-desire-to-look-for-a-partner/

 

NEW YORK POST
— Report buried Trump-related ‘hate crimes’ against white kids – Paul Sperry
http://nypost.com/2016/12/05/report-buried-trump-related-hate-crimes-against-white-kids/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOILD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump’s Message Sparks Anger in China.”  Anti-Trumps side with China against America.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trumps-message-sparks-anger-in-china-1480989202

 

DETROIT NEWS
— Student loans burden taxpayers – Editorial
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2016/12/05/student-loans/95028852/

 

PHILLY
— Crack down on sanctuary cities – Hans Von Spakovsky
http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20161206_Commentary__Crack_down_on_sanctuary_cities.html

 

SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER
— ‘Boomer Hottie’ Brooker invites all to the Age March – Leslie Katz  (DIERSEN: What is your position on age discrimination?  Biden is 74 years old.  How old are you?  I am 68 years old.  My Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates started to demonize me, to denigrate me, and to condemn me as being old in 1973 when I was 25 because I had failed to make GS-13 (currently $92,632).  I did not make GS-12 (currently $77,899) until 1974 and I did not make GS-13 until I was 38 in 1986.)
http://www.sfexaminer.com/scoop-boomer-hottie-brooker-invites-age-march/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: One night many years ago, Barbara Rose Brooker had a dream — kind of like Martin Luther King Jr.  She was marching, wearing her Joan Crawford-ankle strap platform shoes, and imagining a world where people aren’t judged by their age. About nine months later, she organized the first Age March, a grassroots event in 2010 that brought some 200 participants of all ages to Fort Mason in The City. The 80-year-old San Francisco writer, painter and teacher is eager to talk about the third Age March, which starts at noon Sunday, Dec. 4 at Gough and Union streets, and ends at Union and Fillmore. “We’re going to celebrate age pride and our real ages and fight to end age discrimination,” says Brooker, noting that the issue affects so many aspects of life, from dating to housing to jobs. Brooker, a longtime anti-ageism activist, has experience with such discrimination. She says she’s applied for jobs she’s clearly qualified for, more or less been hired on the phone, then turned away after meeting the prospective employer in person. The author of “The Viagra Diaries,” who coined the phrase “Boomer Hottie” and appeared with Sharon Osbourne on TV, also has been rejected by Hollywood. HBO was slated to make a movie based on “Viagra” with Goldie Hawn, but canned the project after “Sex and the City’s” Darren Star wrote a bad script, Brooker says (and changed the main character’s age from 70 to 51). Brooker, who writes a column called “Boomer In The City” in J, the Bay Area’s Jewish news weekly, says she often meets people, even 25- and 35-year olds in the tech industry, who experience ageism in the workplace. Still, she remains hopeful. “Before I leave this planet, I want this movement to go global,” she says, adding that she has no money and is seeking corporate and governmental support and funding. She says, “Dianne [Feinstein] and Nancy [Pelosi] would love this!” Festivities on Sunday include the rollicking New Orleans’ style Bird Polk St. Second Line Brass Band, which is leading the march, and brief comments from Kaushik Roy of Shanti Project and Mary Eileen Williams, host of radio’s “The Feisty Side of Fifty.” By the way, everything is free, and people of all ages and persuasions are heartily invited to join the fun. Brooker is pleased, too, to report that the San Francisco Police Department waived fees for the event, and is providing a motorcycle lead.)

 

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— Teachers’ lawsuit claims Atlanta tries to push older ones out (DIERSEN: Non-veteran White males who are seeking a job with the federal government should be advised that your career will be wasted and you will be gotten rid of if you do not make GS-13 ($92,632) by age 25, GS-14 ($109,463) by age 30, GS-15 ($128,759) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service ($160,300) by age 40.)
http://www.ajc.com/news/local-education/teachers-lawsuit-claims-atlanta-tries-push-older-ones-out/47iPuj3dS5rpVi7Jm5BvyM/

 

TEXAS TRIBUNE
— If we hire them, they will come: The demand side of border security  A fundamental truth underlies the nation’s collective failure to stop illegal immigration and smuggling over the southern border: The United States demands the cheap labor and drugs. – JAY ROOT, JOLIE MCCULLOUGH AND JULIÁN AGUILAR  (DIERSEN: How guilty are those in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, that is, how great is the demand for “cheap labor and drugs” in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
https://www.texastribune.org/2016/12/06/demand-side-border-policy/
— Demand for undocumented labor, drugs rampant across country  Although the Texas Legislature spent nearly $800 million on a border security apparatus, the demand for cheap labor and illegal drugs continues to spread. – ALEX SAMUELS (DIERSEN: How guilty are those in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, that is, how great is the demand for “cheap labor and drugs” in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
https://www.texastribune.org/2016/12/06/the-brief/

 

GUARDIAN
— Portland to vote on taxing companies if CEO earns 100 times more than staff  City official proposing the tax, considered the first of its kind, says income inequality is among society’s greatest challenges: ‘It’s absolutely frightening’ – Nicky Woolf  (DIERSEN: In 1997 in today’s dollars, GAO paid me $120,427.  The federal government pays Obama only $400,000, that is, only 3.3 times what GAO paid me.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/05/portland-ceo-salary-tax-vote-wealth-inequality

 

BLOOMBERG
— Chicago Faces Political Power Outage as Trump Succeeds Obama – John McCormick
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-12-06/chicago-faces-political-power-outage-as-trump-succeeds-obama
— Ex-Citigroup Executive Graham Said to Sue for Age Discrimination – Patrick Gower and Ambereen Choudhury
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-30/gilles-graham-said-to-sue-citigroup-for-age-discrimination

 

BEAST
— Biden Says He’s Running in 2020
http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/12/05/biden-says-he-s-running-in-2020.html

 

BUSINESS INSIDER
— A pensions time bomb spells disaster for the US economy  (DIERSEN: What is your position on age discrimination?  Biden is 74 years old. How old are you?  I am 68 years old.  My Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates started to demonize me, to denigrate me, and to condemn me as being old in 1973 when I was 25 because I had failed to make GS-13 (currently $92,632).  I did not make GS-12 (currently $77,899) until 1974 and I did not make GS-13 until I was 38 in 1986.)
http://www.businessinsider.com/a-pensions-time-bomb-spells-disaster-for-the-us-economy-2016-12

 

BNA
— PREPARING FOR MILLENNIAL LEADERSHIP IN A BABY BOOMER WORLD – Genevieve Douglas  (DIERSEN: What is your position on age discrimination?  Biden is 74 years old. How old are you?  I am 68 years old.  My Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates started to demonize me, to denigrate me, and to condemn me as being old in 1973 when I was 25 because I had failed to make GS-13 (currently $92,632).  I did not make GS-12 (currently $77,899) until 1974 and I did not make GS-13 until I was 38 in 1986.)
https://www.bna.com/preparing-millennial-leadership-b73014448098/
— Caterpillar Hit With Age Bias Suit Over Facebook Firing – Kevin McGowan
https://www.bna.com/caterpillar-hit-age-n73014447791/

 

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION
— New Call for Student Debt Relief Before Obama Leaves – Andrew Kreighbaum
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/12/06/new-call-debt-relief-obama-leaves

 

COSMOPOLITAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump Lies About Illegal Voting, Then Calls Election Fair in Recount Filing And Republican leadership is not correcting him.”  Illegals would vote for Clinton, not for Trump.
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a8466543/donald-trump-illegal-voting-recount/

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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