February 12 Morning Edition

ABC7
— GOP Reps Face Town Hall Protests Over Obamacare Repeal Efforts – ABC News
https://abc7chicago.com/news/gop-reps-face-town-hall-protests-over-obamacare-repeal-efforts/1750350/

 

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who 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 rally in Raleigh, North Carolina.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Opposition-to-Trump-HB2-beef-up-Moral-March-on-Raleigh-413498323.html

 

WGN TV
— Hundreds rally against immigration policies – MIKE LOWE  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will protesters carry signs that say that members of the following groups 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://wgntv.com/2017/02/11/hundreds-rally-against-immigration-policies/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois National Guard troops deploying to Kuwait
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/235257717-story
— Lawyer: Pro-Trump mindset behind 8-year voter fraud sentence
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/235188176-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: On Devon Avenue in Chicago, news of immigration raids intensifies fears – Marwa Eltagouri
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-enforcement-raids-devon-avenue-20170211-story.html
— Meryl Streep renews harsh criticism of Trump in emotional speech
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-meryl-streep-donald-trump-speech-20170212-story.html
— A restive, active and aggressive base is a gift — and a challenge — for Democrats – David Weigel, Karen Tumulty  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What do anti-Trumps promote?  ANSWER: Islam, dependency on government and charity, class warfare, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, surrender to Mexico and to the other foreign countries, booze, pot, gambling, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, race based preference giving, gender based preference giving, age discrimination, banishing those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, and even worse things.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-democrats-base-activism-movement-20170211-story.html
— Review: Melissa McCarthy returns as Sean Spicer on Alec Baldwin-hosted ‘SNL’ – Nina Metz
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct-alec-baldwin-snl-host-20170211-column.html
— Want a raise? Get Trump to insult your company – Rex Huppke  (DIERSEN: If Trump insults an employer, members of the following groups will promote that employer: anti-Trumps, anti-Protestants, anti-conservatives, anti-Republicans, anti-Americans, anti-Whites, anti-males, 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/business/careers/ijustworkhere/ct-huppke-work-advice-trump-nordstrom-0212-biz-20170209-story.html
— Thanks to recession, millennials trail their boomer parents financially – Gail MarksJarvis
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-millennials-money-0212-biz-20170210-story.html
— Millennials: Here’s how to jump-start your saving habits – Gail MarksJarvis  (DIERSEN: The federal government jump-started my saving for my retirement by requiring me to contribute 7% of my salary into the Civil Service Retirement System.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ct-how-millennials-build-wealth-columnist-marksjarvis-0212-20170210-column.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PHOTO OF MCSWEENEY: McSweeney wants to ban red-light cameras statewide – Madhu Krishnamurthy
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170211/news/170219718/
— A family thing: Don’t mess with political dads and daughters – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170211/news/302119963/
— Good luck getting government, military discounts at Trump’s D.C. hotel – Abha Bhattarai  (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, I stayed in D.C. hotels often for job meetings and for training.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170212/business/170219935/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats glorify and praise courts and judges when they defend and advance the Democrat Party platform.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170211/discuss/170219751/
— Fourth Muslim group rejects federal grant to fight extremism – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170211/news/302119984/

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Illinois tops U.S. in population loss
http://www.qconline.com/news/local/illinois-tops-us-in-population-loss/article_516aba7b-0878-5800-8970-e97e2c77c26b.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Budget options would help Illinois determine best path forward – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170211/our-view-budget-options-would-help-illinois-determine-best-path-forward
— Where is ‘moral outrage’ for Illinois high schools, Kennedy asks – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170211/schoenburg-where-is-moral-outrage-for-illinois-high-schools-kennedy-asks
— Sometimes timing is everything – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170211/statehouse-insider-sometimes-timing-is-everything
— Dual rallies advocate both sides of Planned Parenthood funding issue – John Reynolds
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170211/dual-rallies-advocate-both-sides-of-planned-parenthood-funding-issue

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote Kennedy.
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2017-02-12/dems-look-oust-rauner.html
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2017-02-12/jim-dey-kennedy-immediate-contender-take-rauner.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Locals promote abortion.
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/locals-protesting-to-keep-planned-parenthood-federally-funded

 

JACKSONVILLE JOURNAL COURIER
— State facing further downgrades if budget deal not reached – Eric Englert
http://myjournalcourier.com/news/105692/state-facing-further-downgrades-if-budget-deal-not-reached

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois’ big pile of woe needs a big stack of fixes, but tower is shaking – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article132128349.html

 

WSIL
— Host Alec Baldwin, ‘SNL’ cast skewer Trump White House – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34483588/host-alec-baldwin-snl-cast-skewer-trump-white-house

 

SOUTHERN
— Illinois leaders need to get on same page – Editorial
http://thesouthern.com/news/opinion/voice-of-the-southern/voice-of-the-southern-illinois-leaders-need-to-get-on/article_b491c118-c3a5-5b2a-88e5-30c74715b64d.html

 

CHICAGO WIRE
— ‘Drop the Mike’ crusade lashes out at Madigan, cronies – Carol Ostrow
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511079065-drop-the-mike-crusade-lashes-out-at-madigan-cronies

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Does Gov. Rauner want to govern Illinois? Or, has he become Governor Mush? – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/02/does-gov-rauner-want-to-govern-illinois-or-is-he-governor-mush/

 

HEARTLAND INSTITUTE
— Suburban Chicago High School to Host One-Sided Race Seminar – Nancy Thorner
http://blog.heartland.org/2017/02/suburban-chicago-high-school-to-host-one-sided-race-seminar/

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— New Trier’s Race Seminar Features Both Kinds Of Public K-12 Education – Dan Proft
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/new-triers-race-seminar-features-both-kinds-of-public-k-12-education

 

NEWSMAX
— Chaffetz: Town Hall Crowd Was Paid to ‘Bully and Intimidate’  House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Jason Chaffetz – Solange Reyner  (DIERSEN: Who pays who to “bully and intimidate” in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/jason-chaffetz-republican-donald-trump-trump/2017/02/11/id/773149/

 

TOWNHALL
— Netflix Announces New Series ‘Dear White People’ and Shows Their True Colors – Brian Lenney
http://townhall.com/notebook/brianlenney/2017/02/11/netflix-announces-new-series-dear-white-people–shows-their-true-colors-n2284230

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— Major Media Need a Long, Hard Look in the Mirror – Cal Thomas (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, major media acts as an operative or as a dupe for the Democrat Party.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/cal-thomas/2017/02/11/major-media-need-long-hard-look-mirror

 

FOX NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Massive crowd protests Trump and promotes LGBTQ activity in North Carolina.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/12/massive-crowd-protests-trump-anti-lgbt-law-in-north-carolina.html
— ‘We’re going to see more’: Sanctuary cities cave in face of Trump’s funding threats – Elizabeth Llorente
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/10/were-going-to-see-more-sanctuary-cities-cave-in-face-trumps-funding-threats.html
— Actress Meryl Streep renews harsh criticism of Trump in emotional speech
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/02/12/actress-meryl-streep-renews-harsh-criticism-trump-in-emotional-speech.html

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— ‘Forced government speech’ in Illinois (and California) – Matt C. Abbott
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/02/forced_government_speech_in_illinois_and_california.html

 

BREITBART
— Alec Baldwin’s Trump Faces 9th Circuit Judges in ‘People’s Court’ Parody – TRENT BAKER
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/02/11/watch-alec-baldwins-trump-faces-9th-circuit-judges-in-peoples-court-parody/
— Germany to Elect ‘Anti-Trump’ President Sunday  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with Germany and with other foreign countries against America.  My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII.  My father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F. My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI.)
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/02/12/germany-elect-anti-trump-president-sunday/
— Mexican Immigrant Designer Debuts ‘F*ck Your Wall’ Underwear as New York Fashion Week Goes Anti-Trump – JEROME HUDSON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/02/11/mexican-immigrant-designer-debuts-fck-wall-underwear-new-york-fashion-week-anti-trump/

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— ‘Indivisible,’ With Ties to George Soros, Sows Division Against Trump, GOP Lawmakers – Fred Lucas
http://dailysignal.com/2017/02/10/indivisible-with-ties-to-george-soros-sows-division-against-trump-gop-lawmakers/

 

DAILY CALLER
— There’s An Alt-Left, And It’s Trying To Make America Ungovernable – GINNI THOMAS
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/11/theres-an-alt-left-and-its-trying-to-make-america-ungovernable-video/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— GOP SENATE CANDIDATE CALLS COUNCIL ON AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS A ‘TERRORIST’ GROUP  Backed by FBI evidence, Justice Department and UAE designations – ART MOORE
http://www.wnd.com/2017/02/gop-senate-candidate-calls-cair-terrorist-group/

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Self-Described ‘Open-Minded’ Libs Seeking Roommates Say Trump Supporters Need Not Apply – JENNI FINK
http://ijr.com/2017/02/799998-self-described-open-minded-libs-seeking-roommates-say-trump-supporters-need-not-apply/

 

THE HILL
— Anti-Trump employees quit their jobs at companies with Trump ties – BROOKE SEIPEL  (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, employers 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 for a long time.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/319107-anti-trump-employees-quit-their-jobs-at-companies-with-trump
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Weak congressional Republicans are not standing up to Trump as they should.”
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/national-party-news/318858-weak-congressional-republicans-are-not-standing-up-to

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Whites promote “Dear White People.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dear-white-people-get-a-grip_us_589f843ee4b080bf74f03d04

 

CNN
— What is Indivisible? Political group hopes to be flip side of tea party – Doug Criss
http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/11/politics/indivisible-profile-trnd/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: State G.O.P. Leaders Move Swiftly as Party Bickers in Congress – ALEXANDER BURNS and MITCH SMITH  (DIERSEN: Now that Trump has won, when are Rauner, Sanguinetti, Radogno, Durkin, and the rest of the Republican leaders in Illinois going to move to STOP the Democrat Party’s promotion of Islam, dependency on government and charity, mass/illegal immigration, LGBTQ activity (that is, destruction of the traditional family), abortion, booze, pot, gambling, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, etc. in Illinois?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/11/us/state-republican-leaders-move-swiftly.html
— Meryl Streep Pledges to Stand Up to ‘Brownshirts’ in Tirade Against Trump – SOPAN DEB
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/12/movies/meryl-streep-brownshirts-trump-golden-globes.html
— Review: ‘S.N.L.’ Targets Trump Again, With a Hint of Exhaustion – MIKE HALEFE
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/12/arts/television/saturday-night-live-review-alec-baldwin-donald-trump-melissa-mccarthy-sean-spicer-kellyanne-conway.html
— On ‘S.N.L.,’ Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy Take On Trump and Sean Spicer – DAVE ITZKOFF
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/12/arts/television/saturday-night-live-alec-baldwin-melissa-mccarthy-donald-trump-sean-spicer.html
— Why Falling Home Prices Could Be a Good Thing – Conor Dougherty
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/10/upshot/popping-the-housing-bubbles-in-the-american-mind.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Nicholas Kristof says “Husbands Are Deadlier Than Terrorists.” Those who hate men will love Kristof for saying that.  Does Kristof hate men or is he just pandering to those who hate men?  Those who hate men voted for Clinton.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/11/opinion/sunday/husbands-are-deadlier-than-terrorists.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: ARIEL DORFMAN paints Trump as being a terrorist.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/11/opinion/sunday/how-we-overcame-tyranny-before.html
— Since When Is Being a Woman a Liberal Cause? – SUSAN CHIRA  (DIERSEN: Democrats crow over their success in making women hate those who are 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.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/11/sunday-review/since-when-is-being-a-woman-a-liberal-cause.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump Says Refugees Are Flooding U.S. in Misleading Allusion.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/11/us/politics/refugees-donald-trump-syria.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE OF FOUR WOMEN: More Women in Their 60s and 70s Are Having ‘Way Too Much Fun’ to Retire – Claire Cain Miller (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, my Democrat superiors used Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, and budget cuts to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/11/upshot/more-women-in-their-60s-and-70s-are-having-way-too-much-fun-to-retire.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Rural Americans felt abandoned by Democrats in 2016, so they abandoned them back. Can the party fix it? – David Weigel
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/rural-americans-felt-abandoned-by-democrats-in-2016-so-they-abandoned-them-back-can-the-party-fix-it/2017/02/08/76a96074-ee16-11e6-b4ff-ac2cf509efe5_story.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Inside the black bloc militant protest movement as it rises up against Trump – Paige St. John
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-black-bloc-20170212-story.html
— Does Trump have the authority to ‘send in the feds’ to Chicago? – Kurtis Lee
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-trump-feds-20170210-story.html
— Trump vowed to end ‘catch and release,’ but on the border, it’s business as usual – Jenny Jarvie
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-border-texas-20170206-story.html

 

NEW YORK POST
– A theory about how the jobless survive in America – John Crudele  (DIERSEN: If you are jobless, that is, not paid for what you do, how long have you been jobless and how do you survive? I have been jobless since September 30, 1997, and my $50,856 Civil Service Retirement System pension, my $17,288 federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy, and my $2,028 Social Security help me survive.  GAO was paying me $122,991 in today’s dollars when my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
http://nypost.com/2017/02/12/a-theory-about-how-the-jobless-survive-in-america/

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— Anti-Trump wave lifts and worries Democrats – Victoria McGrane  (DIERSEN: What lifts your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are lifted by every vote that is cast for a Democrat in my Precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, Illinois, and in America.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs.)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2017/02/11/democrats-struggling-rebuild-their-base/BVrCklRumdy8rq7EKC27iN/story.html

 

BLOOMBERG
— Germany Picks Anti-Trump President as Trans-Atlantic Bonds Fray – Patrick Donahue
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-12/germany-picks-anti-trump-president-as-trans-atlantic-bonds-fray

 

DAILY MAIL
— Thousands of anti-Trump protesters gather on San Francisco beach and spell out ‘RESIST!!’ – JORDAN GASS-POORE
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4215846/Anti-Trump-protesters-spell-RESIST-beach.html

 

MEXICO NEWS DAILY
— Anti-Trump marches to be held on Sunday  Vibra México march set for at least 16 cities in Mexico as well as three other countries  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with Mexico and with other foreign countries against America.)
http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/anti-trump-marches-to-be-held-on-sunday/

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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