February 11 Morning Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Rauner opposed to Trump sending in National Guard into Chicago – Mike Flannery
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/235146405-story

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner’s Chicago violence plan — more state police – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sneed-exclusive-rauners-chicago-violence-plan-more-state-police/
— Civic Federation plan mirrors some of Senate ‘grand bargain’ – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/civic-federation-plan-mirrors-some-of-senate-grand-bargain/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Why ISIS and Iran’s mullahs love Trump.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/lyons-why-isis-and-irans-mullahs-love-trump/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow that “Swarming crowds and hostile questions are the new normal at GOP town halls.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-gop-town-halls-20170210-story.html
— Partisan fears emerge as DuPage County election commission merger moves forward – Gary Gibula
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-election-commission-merger-opposition-st-0212-20170210-story.html
— Illinois has the wrong legislature – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-illinois-budget-cullerton-radogno-rauner-madigan-edit-0212-20170210-story.html
— Plans for intermodal terminal in Crete draw a crowd – Mike Nolan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-crete-intermodal-st-0212-20170210-story.html
— Kellyanne Conway expands White House influence by hiring her own chief of staff – Philip Rucker, Ashley Parker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-kellyanne-conway-hires-chief-of-staff-20170210-story.html
— Elect Lake County Board chair sooner than later – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-editorial-county-board-chair-st-0211-20170210-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow that “Roughly 1/4 of refugees in Aurora from countries targeted by Trump ban.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-aurora-refugee-st-0212-20170210-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow that “evangelical leaders” talk and act like they are operatives or dupes for the Democrat Party.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-refugee-st-0210-20170210-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote Islam.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-coffee-cake-islam-naperville-st-0212-20170210-story.html
— Don’t look for a political message in Ribfest lineup – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps show that they are full of hate.  Anti-Trumps 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://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-editorial-ribfest-trump-st-0212-20170210-story.html
— Support Naperville Township Team for Lower Taxes slate – Roy Ozols, Naperville
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-voice-letters-opinion-st-0212-20170210-story.html
— Trump says he’s considering writing ‘brand new’ executive order on immigration – Matt Zapotosky, Philip Rucker, Rachel Weiner
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-immigration-order-rewrite-20170210-story.html
— ‘Targeted’ immigration operations in Chicago are ‘routine,’ not part of Trump crackdown: officials
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-immigration-officials-national-enforcement-operation-is-routine-not-part-of-trump-crackdown-20170210-story.html
— Mexican mayors visiting Chicago send defiant message to Trump – Robert Channick (DIERSEN: Constructively, Mexico has always been at war against America.  Mexico’s acts of war include a) sending many millions of its citizens into America illegally, b) keeping many millions of its citizens in America illegally, and c) sending many mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-mayor-mexico-city-chicago-trade-immigration-0211-biz-20170209-story.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Having a plan beats no plan, Illinois – RICH MILLER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170210/OPINION/170219976/having-a-plan-beats-no-plan-illinois

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Governor candidate Chris Kennedy slams Bruce Rauner, talks up Peoria’s potential – Chris Kaergard
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170210/governor-candidate-chris-kennedy-slams-bruce-rauner-talks-up-peorias-potential

 

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— Trump’s Florida estate stirs protests, spurs ethics debate – AP
http://www.whig.com/article/20170211/AP/302119923#

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois lawmakers pitch automatic voter registration again – AP  (DIERSEN: What percent of illegals use “automatic voter registration?”)
http://www.bnd.com/latest-news/article132037509.html

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Steve Vogel says “What Rauner could, should say next week.”
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/opinion/columns/vogel-what-rauner-could-should-say-next-week/article_3c5bfa75-c7b1-5738-91af-3268388363dd.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— More cameras, police will watch downtown bar crowd this weekend – Mary Hansen (DIERSEN: How problematic is the “bar crowd” in your municipality?  Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and dupes are heavy drinkers or want to be heavy drinkers.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170210/more-cameras-police-will-watch-downtown-bar-crowd-this-weekend
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The stepped-up patrol is in response to recent fights near late-night bars. “Hopefully, it’ll serve as a deterrent to any devious behavior and capture any issues there might be,” said Chief Kenny Winslow. The bars came under scrutiny after a video of a fight New Year’s Eve surfaced on social media and was aired on local television news. Police also reported a stabbing that took place downtown in the early morning hours last weekend. Bar owners, police and city officials have been discussing ways to address the issues, including adding more patrol officers and upgrading the city’s surveillance camera system.)

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Springfield Welcomes 61 New U.S. Citizens – Matthew Witkos  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at new U.S. citizens that Republicans have caused all the problems that new U.S. citizens have had, that Republicans are causing all the problems that new U.S. are having, and that Republicans will forever cause all the problems that new U.S. citizens will have.)
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/springfield-welcomes-61-new-us-citizens-02-11-2017

 

WQAD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauners promote Kennedy.
http://wqad.com/2017/02/10/chris-kennedy-says-hes-ready-to-take-on-rauner-in-illinois-governors-race/

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauners promote Kennedy.
http://www.qconline.com/news/local/governor-candidate-kennedy-blasts-rauner/article_a4262ff9-0abb-5eef-a310-172a62db9f0a.html

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Rauner Brings in Mediator to Help Strike a Deal – TONY ARNOLD
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rauner-brings-mediator-help-strike-deal#stream/0

 

JOURNAL TOPICS
— Roskam Responds To Critics Who Claim He Dodges Town Halls  Next Campaign ‘Tele-Town Hall’ Feb. 13; ‘All Are Welcome’ – TOM ROBB
http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_4faf480e-efd2-11e6-a502-db8f62d0c329.html

 

SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS NEWS
— BGA: Elected leaders averse to watchdog group oversight  (DIERSEN: I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 level, currently $94,610-$122,991.)
http://seillinoisnews.com/stories/511081396-bga-elected-leaders-averse-to-watchdog-group-oversight

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Will Illinois Republican Politicians Lead or Raise Taxes? – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2017/02/will-illinois-republican-politicians-lead-or-raise-taxes/

 

DAILY CALLER
— There Are Still 117 Court Vacancies To Be Filled By Trump – GAGE COHEN
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/10/there-are-still-117-court-vacancies-to-be-filled-by-trump/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— TEACHER: ‘THE ONLY GOOD TRUMP SUPPORTER IS A DEAD TRUMP SUPPORTER’  Facebook post: ‘Not until the 1st shot is fired will the recovery begin’ (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps show that they are full of hate.  Anti-Trumps 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://www.wnd.com/2017/02/teacher-the-only-good-trump-supporter-is-a-dead-trump-supporter/

 

JP MEDIA
— He’s Back: Bob Creamer Community Organizing Angry Protests in Illinois – DEBRA HEINE
https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/02/10/hes-back-bob-creamer-community-organizing-angry-protests-in-illinois/

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— Networks Swoon Over GOP ‘Feeling the Wrath’ of Liberal Town Hall Protesters – Curtis Houck
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2017/02/10/networks-swoon-over-gop-feeling-wrath-liberal-town-hall-protesters

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— A Federalist Solution to the Federal Bureaucracy – Fred Gentry  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and d) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/02/a_federalist_solution_to_the_federal_bureaucracy.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The federal bureaucracy was created by Congress and is managed by the executive branch. The structure of the bureaucracy was intended to make it difficult for employees to be fired for political reasons. The Civil Service is comprised for the most part of men and women who perform their daily duties admirably and with distinction. Sadly, the result of Obama’s politicized and weaponized bureaucracy has been a fundamental lack of trust in government by average citizens. The very worst federal employees are shielded from the consequences of their incompetence, indolence, and outright corruption by recalcitrant administrators and union lawyers. Personal accountability appears to have taken a permanent vacation. Indeed, the power of the civil service grows every time an unfireable federal employee thumbs his nose at the rules that govern the private sector. Throughout history no attempt by any president to rein in this bureaucracy has been able to do more than slow its growth; simply put, there is no elected official in Washington DC capable of bringing Leviathan to heel.)

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Bring your rump’ to Chicago, Bobby Rush tells Trump – ANNA GIARITELLI (DIERSEN: It may come out that Rush succeeded in getting my Democrat GAO superiors to force me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old so that my Black Democrat subordinate could have my job and have my preferred corner office.  Jim Thompson, Jim Edgar, and their supporters would have no problem with that because they all promote patronage.  SEE:
http://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/13/us/seeking-return-to-ways-of-patronage-in-politics.html)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/bring-your-rump-to-chicago-bobby-rush-tells-trump/article/2614569
— Democrats skeptical over Trump review of ‘Gang of Eight’ immigration – AL WEAVER
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/democrats-skeptical-over-trump-review-of-gang-of-eight-immigration/article/2614489
— Federal agencies weigh how to satisfy Trump’s demand for ‘extreme vetting’ – GABBY MORRONGIELLO
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/federal-agencies-weigh-how-to-satisfy-trumps-demand-for-extreme-vetting/article/2614404

 

THE HILL
— Trump: I won’t allow immigration to be ‘turned against us’ – MARK HENSCH  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps side with foreign countries and with their citizens AGAINST America and AGAINST its citizens.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/319064-trump-immigration-cant-be-turned-against-us
— Trump line of home items removed from Kmart, Sears – BROOKE SEIPEL  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that not only say that members of the following groups are NOT WANTED, but that they should GO TO HELL: 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 for a long time?)
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/319068-trump-line-of-home-items-removed-from-k-mart-sears-report
— Trump taunts Dems for letting ‘Pocahontas’ Warren become ‘face of your party’ – BROOKE SEIPEL (DIERSEN: In your precinct, your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain is the face of the Republican Party.  In your township/ward, the officers of your Republican township/ward party organization are the face of the Republican Party.  In your county, the officers of your Republican county party organization are the face of the Republican Party. In your congressional district, your Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee member is the face of the Republican Party. In Illinois, the IRP officers are the face of the Republican Party.  The aforesaid are obligated a) to defend and advance the IRP platform and b) to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance the IRP platform.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/319060-trump-taunts-dems-for-letting-pocahontas-warren-become-face-of

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Reports of Raids Have (ILLEGALS) Bracing for Enforcement Surge – NICHOLAS KULISH, CAITLIN DICKERSON and LIZ ROBBINS
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/10/us/immigration-raids-enforcement.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow at their success in filling Republican events with anti-Trumps.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/10/opinion/help-my-constituents-are-after-me.html
— Shopping Becomes a Political Act in the Trump Era – JULIE CRESWELL and RACHEL ABRAMSF  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that say not only that members of the following groups are NOT WANTED, but that they should GO TO HELL: 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 for a long time?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/10/business/nordstrom-trump.html
— Campus Politics in the Age of Trump – Brittany Bronson  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump colleges post signs that not only say that members of the following groups are NOT WANTED, but that they should GO TO HELL: 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 for a long time?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/10/opinion/campus-politics-in-the-age-of-trump.html
— African Nations Increasingly Silence Internet to Stem Protests – DIONNE SEARCEY and FRANCOIS ESSOMBA  (DIERSEN: Who wants to silence you?  Those who want to silence me are anti-Trump, 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 and/or they 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.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/10/world/africa/african-nations-increasingly-silence-internet-to-stem-protests.html
— Illegal Voting Gets Texas Woman 8 Years in Prison, and Certain Deportation – MICHAEL WINES
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/10/us/illegal-voting-gets-texas-woman-8-years-in-prison-and-certain-deportation.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Conservative evangelicals leaders join letter denouncing Trump’s order on refugees – Sarah Pulliam Bailey  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, “religious leaders” talk and act like they are operatives or dupes for the Democrat Party.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/02/08/conservative-evangelicals-join-letter-denouncing-trumps-order-on-refugees/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauners promote Kennedy.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/10/a-kennedy-is-running-for-governor-in-illinois-does-that-mean-the-kennedys-are-back/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Trump has been sued more than 60 times since becoming president: A partial survey – Matt Pearce  (DIERSEN: Have you filed lawsuits?  I have.  You should know that with only the rarest of exceptions, defendants in lawsuits spend the rest of their lives trying to destroy those who sued them.  I should write a book about the individuals, companies, and governments that I have sued and their continuing efforts to destroy me.  They would love it.)
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-trump-lawsuits-20170210-story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow at their success in filling town hall meetings with anti-Trumps.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/angry-crowds-rule-at-republicans-town-halls-1486716269
— Mexicans Vow to Fight Trump by Jamming U.S. Courts  Group says it will urge compatriots targeted for extradition to fight in court; government allocates funds – JOSÉ DE CÓRDOBA and SANTIAGO PEREZ  (DIERSEN: Constructively, Mexico has always been at war against America.  Mexico’s acts of war include a) sending many millions of its citizens into America illegally, b) keeping many millions of its citizens in America illegally, and c) sending many mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mexicans-vow-to-fight-trump-by-jamming-u-s-courts-1486768500

 

NEW YORK POST
— Trump calls US legal system ‘broken’ and ‘dangerous’ – Kathianne Boniello  (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://nypost.com/2017/02/11/trump-calls-us-legal-system-broken-and-dangerous/

 

WDAZ
– (ILLEGAL) Immigrants cross border to Canada following Trump’s travel ban – Scott Cook
http://www.wdaz.com/news/north-dakota/4216332-immigrants-cross-border-canada-following-trumps-travel-ban

 

THE NEW YORKER
— FOOTBALL AND POLITICS – Samuel G. Freedman
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/football-and-politics

 

THE ATLANTIC
— Red State, Blue City  The United States is coming to resemble two countries, one rural and one urban. What happens when they go to war? – Stephan Schmitz  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who hate Protestants, hate conservatives, an/or hate Republicans, but who hypocritically move into or hypocritically stay in Protestant, conservative, and/or Republican areas to hypocritically take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Protestants, conservatives, and/or Republicans have created?)
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/03/red-state-blue-city/513857/
— Can Megyn Kelly Escape Her Past?  Fox News’s former star has downplayed her full role in an ugly election. – CAITLIN FLANAGAN
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/03/can-megyn-kelly-escape-her-past/513842/

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— White House Floats Federal Employee Pay Reform, Privatization in Name of Innovation – Eric Katz Februar  (DIERSEN: I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years. My critics/opponents have always viciously demonized me, viciously denigrated me, and viciously condemned me as being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 33. Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2017/02/calling-government-innovation-white-house-floats-pay-reform-privatization/135341/

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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