February 11 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Anti-Abortion Rights Protests Target Planned Parenthood, Are Met With Counterprotests – ABC News
https://abc7chicago.com/news/anti-abortion-rights-protests-target-planned-parenthood-are-met-with-counterprotests/1750175/
— MEXICAN MAYORS MEET WITH EMANUEL – Charles Thomas  (DIERSEN: Did Emanuel ask them a) to stop sending Mexican citizens to America illegally, c) to recall Mexican citizens who are in America illegally, and c) to stop sending mountains of illegal drugs to America illegally?)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/mexican-mayors-meet-with-emanuel/1748775/

 

CBS2
— People Rally For Unity Near Trump Tower In Chicago – Mike Krauser  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Unity against what?  ANSWER: Against Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/11/people-rally-for-unity-outside-trump-tower/
— Anti-Abortion Activists Pray Outside Chicago Planned Parenthood – Mike Krauser
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/11/anti-abortion-activists-pray-outside-chicago-planned-parenthood/
— Rauner, Emanuel And Other Dignitaries Cut The Ribbon Of The 109th Chicago Auto Show  (DIERSEN: Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes talk and act like they a) hate unions, b) hate past and present union members, c) hate cars, and especially cars made by General Motors, Ford, or Chrysler, and d) hate those who own/owned cars made by General Motors, Ford, or Chrysler.  I was a union member for almost 12 years.  I have owned cars made by General Motors, Ford, and/or Chrysler since 1964.)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/11/rauner-emanuel-and-other-dignitaries-cut-the-ribbon-of-the-109th-chicago-auto-show/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Rauner, Rahm visit auto show’s opening day – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/235199957-story

 

NBC5
— What Is a ‘Sanctuary City’?  Trump’s threat to cut off federal funding for sanctuary cities could cost their taxpayers millions – Suzanne Ciechalski
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Sanctuary-Cities-Explained-Immigration-413206773.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner dodges on sanctuary state issue – Kim Geiger and Bill Ruthhart  (DIERSEN: In Illinois, if you are elected to or appointed to a government office or a political office as a Republican, you obligate yourself to defend and to advance the Illinois Republican Party platform.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rauner-illinois-immigration-sanctuary-met-20170210-story.html
— New Trier defends planned civil rights program despite parents’ criticism of liberal bias – Kathy Routliffe
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/winnetka/news/ct-wtk-new-trier-opposition-tl-0216-20170210-story.html
— Trump administration signals change in policy for transgender students – Sandhya Somashekhar and Moriah Balingit
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-trump-transgender-students-20170211-story.html
— Lincoln-Way student claims swimsuit discrimination – Susan DeMar Lafferty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-lincoln-way-discrimination-lawsuit-st-0201-20170206-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Jews to promote Islam.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-jewish-muslim-fathers-dinner-met-20170210-story.html
— Why does the United States still let 12-year-olds get married? – Fraidy Reiss
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-child-marriage-united-states-20170211-story.html
— Immigrant community on high alert, fearing Trump’s ‘deportation force’ – Janell Ross, Aaron C. Davis, Joel Achenbach
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-immigrants-trump-deportation-force-20170211-story.html
— Anti-abortion activists and Planned Parenthood counter-protesters rally around U.S. – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-planned-parenthood-protests-20170211-story.html
— Gary airport used to deport immigrants in the U.S. illegally – Javonte Anderson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-immigrants-deported-st-0211-20170210-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Emanuel, Mexican mayors stress leadership on local level – Sam Charles (DIERSEN: Did Emanuel ask them a) to stop sending Mexican citizens to America illegally, c) to recall Mexican citizens who are in America illegally, and c) to stop sending mountains of illegal drugs to America illegally?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/emanuel-mexican-mayors-stress-leadership-on-local-level/
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: New homeless shelter for young people aims to fill gap – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-new-homeless-shelter-for-young-people-aims-to-fill-gap/
— Trump Saturday Twitter: ‘Legal system is broken’ – Lynn Sweet  (DIERSEN: What about summary judgment abuse in civil lawsuits, that is, what about Seventh Amendment abuse in civil lawsuits?  From what I see, most if not virtually all plaintiffs in civil lawsuits are improperly denied their Seventh Amendment right to a jury trial.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-saturday-twitter-legal-system-is-broken/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Incumbent: Republicans making nonpartisan District 15 race political – Doug T. Graham
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170210/news/170219966/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— For Illinois, there’s only one way out of ‘fiscal quicksand’ – Editorial
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170210/ISSUE07/170219974/for-illinois-theres-only-one-way-out-of-fiscal-quicksand

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Spending Limits and Higher Taxes Needed to Restore Finances – BRIAN MACKEY
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/spending-limits-and-higher-taxes-needed-restore-finances#stream/0

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— More Democratic activists emerge, but Republicans likely to retain power in 2018 – AP
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20170211/more-democratic-activists-emerge-but-republicans-likely-to-retain-power-in-2018
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauner Chris Kennedy says “Rauner’s Turnaround agenda is phantom fantasy.”
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20170211/chuck-sweeny-chicago-businessman-chris-kennedy-says-rauners-turnaround-agenda-is-phantom-fantasy

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOUNAL
— Sick pay perk piles on more pension debt – Eric Kohn  (DIERSEN: My Civil Service Retirement System pension is slightly higher because of this “perk.”  Virtually all of my Democrat coworkers and subordinates in the federal government used far more sick days than I did.  They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I used far fewer sick days than they did a) because I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth, b) because I have always been privileged, c) because I avoided the draft, and d) because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents.)
http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/editorials/sick-pay-perk-piles-on-more-pension-debt/article_cc569d8a-171b-5b15-86a1-f883e728d8aa.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Teachers in Illinois can roll two years worth of sick days into their total tenure of service to the state. This additional two years of service tacked on to the end of their career allows them to retire with an even bigger pension. More than 73,000 teachers have taken advantage of this sick-leave perk as of 2015. That will cost taxpayers $3.39 billion throughout the next 30 years. Perks such as this drive up spending and are a burden to taxpayers – and they’re ripe for reform. But instead of tackling spending reform, Illinois state senators are considering a budget proposal with multibillion-dollar tax hikes.)

 

BELOIT DAILY NEWS
— DOZENS PROTEST OUTSIDE A CHICAGO PLANNED PARENTHOOD CLINIC
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170211/AP/302119842
— CHICAGO’S IMMIGRATION COURT IS AMONG NATION’S BUSIEST – AP
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170211/AP/302119768

 

SOUTHERN
— Illinois Comptroller: Impasse creates havoc for those in crisis – K. JANIS ESCH  (DIERSEN: Democrats always shout at those in crisis that Republicans caused their crisis.)
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/illinois-comptroller-impasse-creates-havoc-for-those-in-crisis/article_d2e489ac-040a-5b72-ada9-6aee34462769.html

 

SENATOR RAOUL
— Governor Rauner should take Roosevelt’s advice and enter the arena  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. They have never entered the arena against me.  They have always had their disgusting operatives and their disgusting dupes enter the arena against me.)
http://www.senatorraoul.com/index.php/8-frontpage/94-governor-rauner-should-take-roosevelt-s-advice-and-enter-the-arena

 

CHICAGO NOW
— All that who ha over Chicago’s murders is just a plot to embarrass Obama – John Byrne
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2017/02/all-that-who-ha-over-chicagos-murders-is-just-a-plot-to-embarrass-obama/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Democrats, You MUST Become The Party Of NO!!!”
http://www.chicagonow.com/recesses-mind/2017/02/democrats-you-must-become-the-party-of-no/

 

GOPUSA
— California Moves Further Left; Sacramento Ignores Citizens, Promotes Illegal Immigration (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will California secede and become part of Mexico?  What will Mexico do with those in California who are not already citizens of Mexico?)
http://www.gopusa.com/california-moves-further-left-sacramento-ignores-citizens-promotes-illegal-immigration/

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— Court Ruling Against Trump’s Executive Order Shows the Worst of Judicial Activism – Hans von Spakovsky
http://dailysignal.com/2017/02/10/court-ruling-against-trumps-executive-order-shows-the-worst-of-judicial-activism/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— TRUMP SUPPORTERS WARNED IT’S TIME FOR SELF-DEFENSE  ‘The left now feels violence against the right is both effective and morally justified’
http://www.wnd.com/2017/02/trump-supporters-warned-its-time-for-self-defense/

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— Why People Are Leaving Blue States in Droves – John York
http://dailysignal.com/2017/02/07/why-people-are-leaving-blue-states-in-droves/

 

BREITBART
— The Spirit of America: Conservative Grassroots Leaders Plan Massive Pro-Trump Demonstrations Nationwide – MATTHEW BOYLE
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/08/exclusive-spirit-america-conservative-grassroots-leaders-plan-massive-pro-trump-demonstrations-nationwide/

 

BLAZE
— ‘So dangerous’: Trump blasts ‘broken’ court system over report that refugees are streaming into U.S. – Chris Enloe
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/11/so-dangerous-trump-blasts-broken-court-system-over-report-that-refugees-are-streaming-into-us/
— Influential Mexicans urge illegals in U.S. targeted for deportation: Jam the courts to fight Trump – Sarah Lee
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/11/influential-mexicans-urge-illegals-in-u-s-targeted-for-deportation-jam-the-courts-to-fight-trump/
— 72 people from Trump’s list of Muslim countries have been convicted of terrorism since 9/11 – Chris Enloe
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/11/report-72-people-from-trumps-list-of-muslim-countries-have-been-convicted-of-terrorism-since-911/

 

PJ MEDIA
— What to Do About George Soros – DAVID SOLWAY
https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/02/09/what-to-do-about-george-soros/

 

RENEW AMERICA
— Ivanka Trump promotes gay and transgender rights – Cliff Kincaid
http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/kincaid/170211

 

THE HILL
— Republicans dismiss growing protests at home – JONATHAN EASLEY AND CRISTINA MARCOS  (DIERSEN: In your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, who takes the lead in promoting hatred against those who voted for Trump?)
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/319037-republicans-dismiss-growing-protests-at-home
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As Republican lawmakers face rising anger from constituents at town-hall events across the country, they’re dismissing the protests as coming from a “small but vocal minority” backed by big-money liberal interests.)
— Trump-McCain feud takes new turn – BEN KAMISAR AND REBECCA KHEEL  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs are nasty.  Who hints/implies/argues/shouts that you are a failure?  I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am a failure and who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.  They include activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, and political consultants in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.  The aforesaid have worked harder against me than they have ever worked against any Democrat, any Libertarian, or any Green.)
http://thehill.com/policy/defense/318967-trump-mccain-feud-takes-new-turn
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Donald Trump and John McCain wrote a new chapter in their long feud this week, when the president ripped the Arizona GOP senator for emboldening the enemy by calling last month’s U.S. raid in Yemen a failure. The nasty jousting between a Republican president and senator was both unusual and predictable.)

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Hardee’s And Carl’s Jr. Got Caught In An Immigration Audit Under Trump’s Labor Nominee  Before Andy Puzder adopted Trump’s hard line on immigration, his chains’ restaurants had to cut loose more than 1,000 undocumented workers. – Dave Jamieson
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/carls-jr-immigration-audit-andy-puzder_us_589e34c7e4b0ab2d2b153d15

 

CNN
— Democrats, advocates question ICE enforcement raids after hundreds of arrests – Tal Kopan
http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/10/politics/democrats-question-ice-enforcement-raids/

 

REUTERS
— Protesters face off as U.S. abortion debate heats up – Lacey Johnson and Rich McKay
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-abortion-idUSKBN15Q0AS

 

AOL NEWS
— Hundreds of (ILLEGAL) immigrants arrested in ‘routine’ U.S. enforcement surge – Reuters
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/02/11/hundreds-of-immigrants-arrested-in-routine-u-s-enforcement-su/21711893/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— ‘A Sense of Dread’ for Civil Servants Shaken by Trump Transition – MICHAEL D. SHEAR and ERIC LICHTBLAU  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. If I was still working for the federal government, because I have always been a Republican, my Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates would have killed me by now, figuratively, if not literally.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/11/us/politics/a-sense-of-dread-for-civil-servants-shaken-by-trump-transition.html
(FROM THE ARTCILE: Across the vast federal bureaucracy, Donald J. Trump’s arrival in the White House has spread anxiety, frustration, fear and resistance among many of the two million nonpolitical civil servants who say they work for the public, not a particular president. At the Environmental Protection Agency, a group of scientists strategized this past week about how to slow-walk President Trump’s environmental orders without being fired. At the Treasury Department, civil servants are quietly gathering information about whistle-blower protections as they polish their résumés. At the United States Digital Service — the youthful cadre of employees who left jobs at Google, Facebook or Microsoft to join the Obama administration — workers are debating how to stop Mr. Trump should he want to use the databases they made more efficient to target specific immigrant groups.)

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINNE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s two-year presidency.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-two-year-presidency/2017/02/10/32c2e4ce-efd9-11e6-9973-c5efb7ccfb0d_story.html
— Federal agents conduct immigration enforcement raids in at least six states – Lisa Rein, Abigail Hauslohner and Sandhya Somashekhar
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/federal-agents-conduct-sweeping-immigration-enforcement-raids-in-at-least-6-states/2017/02/10/4b9f443a-efc8-11e6-b4ff-ac2cf509efe5_story.html
— Stephen Miller: A key engineer for Trump’s ‘America first’ agenda – Rosalind S. Helderman
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/stephen-miller-a-key-engineer-for-trumps-america-first-agenda/2017/02/11/a70cb3f0-e809-11e6-bf6f-301b6b443624_story.html

 

AUSTIN AMERICAN STATEMAN
— Worst protests since 1960s spur states to pursue crackdown – Elise Young and Janan Hanna
http://www.mystatesman.com/news/worst-protests-since-1960s-spur-states-pursue-crackdown/ACu7RbEJCm36pJ7zF7bRML/

 

BARRONS
— Pensions Losing Ground Despite Big Trump Rally  Higher stock prices and bond yields aren’t narrowing the gap between retirement plan assets and liabilities. – RANDALL W. FORSYTH
http://www.barrons.com/articles/pensions-losing-ground-despite-big-trump-rally-1486662336

 

BLOOMBERG
— Watch What Indexing Does for Public Pensions – Marc Levine
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-02-10/watch-what-indexing-does-for-public-pensions
— Are Young Americans Ashamed of Their Debt?  Two of five millennials would rather tell a potential partner about their STDs than their debt, a survey finds. – Suzanne Woolley  (DIERSEN: When you were young, what debts did you have?  In 1971, when I was 23, I took out a car loan to buy a new 1972 Corvette, but I paid that loan off quickly. In 1972, when I was 24, I took out a mortgage to buy a new town home in University Park. In 1974, when I was 25, I took out a mortgage to buy a studio condo in the Outer Drive East building in downtown Chicago.  In 1976, when I was 27, I traded in that studio condo to the building’s developer and took out a mortgage to buy a one bedroom condo in the building.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-07/40-of-millennials-prefer-to-tell-a-date-about-an-std-than-debt

 

FORBES
— Trump Could Tell Abe: Without Immigrants, Japan Will Lose 44 Million People By Century’s End – Stuart Anderson  (DIERSEN: In America, anti-Trumps promote abortion.)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/stuartanderson/2017/02/11/trump-could-tell-abe-without-immigrants-japan-will-lose-44-million-people-by-centurys-end/#2107d1042ffe

 

SLATE
— Trump Sticks Press in Basement With Blacked Out Windows While He Golfs – Elliot Hannon
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/02/11/trump_golfs_with_japan_s_abe_press_in_basement_with_blacked_out_windows.html

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.