February 15 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS

— Illinois Governor candidate Jeanne Ives spoke at an outstanding Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) meeting Wednesday evening, February 14, 2018, at the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall. Ives received a standing ovation. In addition, MTRCC held outstanding candidate forums for DuPage County Board District 6 (Wiley and Zay) and for Illinois House District 46 (Kinzler & Orozco) and for judicial candidates (MacKay & Wilson). Bob Grogan announced his candidacy for 6th Congressional District Illinois Republican Party State Central Committeeman. Marty Keller announced that he would be resigning as Milton Township Trustee effective February 28, 2018 and taking over CERT responsibilities for the township. Attendees included Almiron, Bibbiano, Breen, Byrne, Carlson, Caruso, Chinchilla, Cooper, Crane, Dangelo, Eckhoff, Elliott, Falbo, Fitzpatrick, Grant, Hinchy, Hinds, Holder, Keller, LeVan, Lewis, Lofgren, Lollino, McGowen, Mendrick, Minor, Moffett, Molitor, Muehlfelt, A. & B. Murphy, Nathwani, Prater, Rash, Ruscitti, Ryan, Shaw, Slinger, Tatro, Thomas, Wehling, Whelan, and C & J. Zaruba. – Dave Diersen

http://www.gopillinois.com

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Bill Clinton is now nowhere man as #MeToo is made ready for 2018 – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-met-bill-clinton-metoo-kass-0215-story.html
— Aurora officials have concerns with governor’s pension proposal – Sarah Freishtat
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-rauner-reaction-st-0215-20180214-story.html
— Senators say they are close to a bipartisan immigration plan, but Trump warns against it – Lisa Mascaro and Brian Bennett
http://www.chicagotribune.com/la-na-pol-senate-immigration-20180214-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who anti-men promote those who are anti-men.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/glencoe/news/ct-gln-womens-march-anniversary-tl-0215-20180214-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote the anti-Trump Duckworth. What insulting name would/does Duckworth call me? I sought and obtained student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. Of course, she would/does hint/imply/argue/shout that were it not for fear of being drafted, I never would have had the motivation to a) take college preparatory classes in high school, b) graduate in the upper 20% of my high school class, c) get an ACT score of 24, d) get accepted by UIC in 1966 and by NIU in 1969, or e) graduate from NIU in 1970. Of course, she would/does hint/imply/argue/shout that my application for a financial hardship draft deferment in 1970 was fraudulent.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-donald-trump-tammy-duckworth-20180215-story.html
— Pritzker on Madigan’s handling of sexual harassment complaint: ‘It shouldn’t take that long’ (DIERSEN: To discredit me, my Democrat IRS superiors disallowed my partial day per diem requests in 1974 and postponed resolution of my grievance as long as they could. They hinted/implied that my partial day per diem requests were fraudulent. However, GAO upheld an arbitrator’s ruling in my favor in 1977. SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/463866. To further discredit me, Money Magazine and my Democrat IRS superiors disallowed my education deductions in 1978. However, I took IRS to Tax Court and won a split decision.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-pritzker-madigan-sexual-harassment-complaint-story.html
— Can the world agree upon a ‘common memory’ of the Holocaust? – Mona Sue Weissmark (DIERSEN: Many, if not most of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are anti-German-American. What if from the beginning I had pretended to be Swedish-American? While all my ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s, according to DNA Ancestry at http://dna.ancestry.com, my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece. My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI. 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.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-holocaust-auschwitz-dachau-buchenwald-jewish-memory-0215-20180214-story.html
— EPA chief says he flies first class due to security concerns – AP (DIERSEN: As anti-Trumps get more and more and more aggressive, nasty, threatening, etc., should members of the following groups stop using public transportation: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/sns-bc-us–epa-pruitt-travel-20180214-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Students: Shooting suspect harassed peers, bragged about gun – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/students-shooting-suspect-harassed-peers-bragged-about-gun/
— Pritzker takes a while to say Madigan took too long to fire aide – Tina Sfondeles (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes remain furious a) that the Post Office hired me in 1966 and let me work there for almost 3 years, b) that IRS hired me in 1971 and let me work there for almost 9 years, c) that IRS promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, d) that GAO hired me in 1980 and let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) that GAO promoted me in 1986.)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Kept out: How banks block people of color from homeownership – AP (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would hint/imply/argue/shout that if I had not been White, a) I would not have been able to get a mortgage in 1972 when I was 24 years old to buy a new town home in University Park, to buy a studio condo in the Outer Drive East building in 1974, or to buy a one bedroom in that building in 1976 and b) my wife and I would not have been able to get a mortgage to buy 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton in 1978 or to have 915 Cove Court built in Wheaton in 1984.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180215/business/302159997/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— A new way to survey the public when people won’t answer the phone anymore – HOWARD WOLINSKY (DIERSEN: Any survey of me should correctly conclude that a) I support all the planks in the Republican Party and Illinois Republican Party platforms including their traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks and b) that I oppose the promotion of LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminution of the First and Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, race and gender based preference giving, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, national origin discrimination, class warfare, etc.)

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180215/ISSUE01/180219987

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner’s budget leans on local schools, state workers – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180214/rauners-budget-leans-on-local-schools-state-workers
— Rauner’s budget gets cool reception from lawmakers, opponents – Brenden Moore
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180214/rauners-budget-gets-cool-reception-from-lawmakers-opponents
— Is Rauner’s budget balanced? Legislative leaders disagree – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180214/is-rauners-budget-balanced-legislative-leaders-disagree
— Horses, tractors and racetracks. House candidate’s videos have them all – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180214/schoenburg-horses-tractors-and-racetracks-house-candidates-videos-have-them-all

 

SAUK VALLEY
— Illinois Family Action endorses Marter, GOP challenger for Kinzinger’s House seat
http://www.saukvalley.com/2018/02/13/family-group-endorses-marter-gop-challenger-for-kinzingers-house-seat/ajt8p4q/

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Group seeks $65,000 to replace roof on historic McKee House – ERIC SCHELKOPF
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2018/02/13/group-seeks-65-000-to-replace-roof-on-historic-mckee-house/aiig0qs/

 

WNNS
— Ives: Rauner Budget Is ‘Unbalanced & Phony’
http://www.wnns.com/2018/02/14/ives-rauner-budget-is-unbalanced-phony/

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who anti-men promote those who are anti-men.
http://nprillinois.org/post/women-rising-push-gender-parity-state-government#stream/0

 

CHICAGO READER
— J.B. Pritzker talks race politics Why should millennials vote for him? Legalized weed. – Mark Konkol
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/jb-pritzker-interview-african-american-wiretap/Content?oid=41090514

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McSweeney Working to Defeat Rauner-Madigan Teacher Pension Shift to Local Property Taxpayers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/02/15/mcsweeney-working-to-defeat-rauner-madigan-teacher-pensi on-shift-to-local-property-taxpayers/
— Past Highway Commissioner Bob Miller Son-in-Law Andrew Rosencrans Received Over $24,000 in “Miscellaneous” Income from Algonquin Township Road District Since 2013
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/02/15/bob-miller-son-in-law-andrew-rosencrans-received-over-24000-in-miscellaneous-income-from-algonquin-township-road-district-since-2013/
— Melissa Victor Makes Issue Out of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser Legal and Computer Forensic Audit Bills
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/02/15/melissa-victor-makes-issue-out-of-gasser-legal-and-computer-forensic-audit-bills/

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Morrison says GOP endorsements need to be transparent, sees Ives as better for Illinois – Chandra Lye
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511344644-morrison-says-gop-endorsements-need-to-be-transparent-sees-ives-as-better-for-illinois

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— 17-year-old Aurora precinct committeeman has had a rough introduction to politics – Karen Kidd
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/511344648-17-year-old-aurora-precinct-committeeman-has-had-a-rough-introduction-to-politics

 

ILLINOIS TIMES
— Rauner’s pension proposal meets backlash Time for negotiations, Manar says – Megan Swett
http://illinoistimes.com/article-19702-rauners-pension-proposal-meets-backlash.html

 

ILLINOIS CHRONICLE
— New poll: Rauner more unpopular than Trump in Illinois
https://theillinoischronicle.com/chronicle-new-poll-rauner-more-unpopular-than-trump-in-illinois/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner airs tax cut TV ad
https://capitolfax.com/2018/02/15/rauner-airs-tax-cut-tv-ad/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— CPAC BANS PRO-FAMILY GROUP FOR ‘TONE’ TOWARD ‘GAYS’ Conservative summit promotes traditional marriage, but insults ‘cross line’ – ART MOORE (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, you are banned.)
http://www.wnd.com/2018/02/cpac-bans-pro-family-group-for-tone-toward-gays/

 

GOPUSA
— Democrats, RINOs team up on DACA plan
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=39429

 

BREITBART
— MassResistance Pro-Family Group Banned at CPAC – DR. SUSAN BERRY (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, you are banned.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/02/14/massresistance-pro-family-group-banned-at-cpac/
— Berkeley Votes to Become ‘Sanctuary City’ for Marijuana Crimes – Joel B. Pollak
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/02/14/berkeley-votes-become-sanctuary-city-marijuana-crimes/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Trump, a Week After Porter Resigned, Says He’s ‘Totally Opposed’ to Domestic Violence – Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Maggie Haberman and Michael D. Shear (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that you are presumed to be domestic abuser who should be gotten rid of immediately: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/14/us/politics/john-kelly-rob-porter-security-clearances.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/14/opinion/porter-trump-domestic-violence.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/14/opinion/what-the-white-house-knew-about-rob-porter.html
— Trump Gets What He Wants in Immigration Debate: Quiet on the Right – Jeremy W. Peters
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/15/us/politics/conservatives-immigration-trump.html
— New York Will Investigate Reports of Gay Men Denied Insurance – Donald G. McNeil Jr. (DIERSEN: To engage in LGBTQ activity, is to damage your health.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/14/health/insurance-discrimination-gay-prep.html
— American Fertility Is Falling Short of What Women Want Forecasts show many millennial women won’t fulfill their wishes on family size, and the biggest fertility declines are in Western states. – Lyman Stone (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about those who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned my wife and I the most for our a) giving up trying to have children, b) not adopting, and c) not becoming foster parents?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/13/upshot/american-fertility-is-falling-short-of-what-women-want.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs a) encourage people to come to America illegally, b) encourage people to stay in America illegally, and c) encourage people to illegally bring people to America illegally. Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats and RINOs want immigrants because they work for less money and they are much more easy to exploit.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-daca-deadline-looms-young-immigrants-plan-for-the-unknown-1518604200
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, pot pushers push pot. If you promote pot, you promote destruction.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-the-peak-tv-era-ready-for-pot-channels-1518620049
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to this article, employers are jettisoning old requirements and seeking workers with transferrable skills. GAO audits IRS. To unethically, if not illegally, force me to take a $19,203 (26%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, my Democrat GAO superiors unethically, if not illegally, claimed that the skills I acquired working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880, WERE NOT TRANSFERRABLE. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, or a female.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/to-fill-jobs-in-a-tight-labor-market-employers-may-need-to-get-creative-1518616800

 

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Trump’s 87 picks to be federal judges are 92% white with just one black and one Hispanic nominee – Richard Wolf
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/02/13/trumps-87-picks-federal-judges-92-white-just-one-black-and-one-hispanic-nominee/333088002/

 

REALTOR
— Standard vs. Itemized Deduction: Which One Should You Take? – Daniel Bortz (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, operatives and dupes who work for my critics/opponents a) take the standard deduction and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who itemize their deductions.)
https://www.realtor.com/advice/finance/standard-vs-itemized-deduction/

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Workforce Plan Stresses Pay for Performance – Erich Wagner (DIERSEN: Have you worked under pay-for-performance (PFP)? I did during my last 8 years at GAO 1989-1997. Measuring job performance is extremely subjective. To meet their Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets, my Democrat used the subjectivity in their PFP system to get rid of their employees like me who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2018/02/workforce-plan-stresses-pay-performance-opm-nominee-advances-and-more/145993/

 

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— Facebook Ad Targeting is Incredible—and Scary – Mark Glaser (DIERSEN: Facebook is a Democrat/Libertarian/Green website. What does Facebook know about you? Facebook knows that I a) I support all the planks in the Republican Party and Illinois Republican Party platforms including their traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks and b) that I oppose the promotion of LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminution of the First and Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, race and gender based preference giving, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, national origin discrimination, class warfare, etc.)
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/columns/shoptalk-facebook-ad-targeting-is-incredible-and-scary/

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.