February 16 Morning Edition

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote “a day without immigrants.” How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that say members of the following groups are NOT WANTED: 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://abc7chicago.com/news/rick-bayless-will-close-chicago-restaurants-for-thursday-immigrant-action/1756980/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— AG Madigan, Rauner set for court clash on state worker pay Thursday – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-lisa-madigan-state-worker-paycheck-lawsuit-20170215-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump is showing reluctance to take responsibility for White House chaos.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-flynn-white-house-chaos-20170215-story.html
— A restive, active and aggressive base is a gift — and a challenge — for Democrats – David Weigel, Karen Tumulty  (DIERSEN: In your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, who takes the lead in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?  I should write a book about the aforesaid leaders in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-democrats-base-activism-movement-20170211-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Time to come around for Illinois, Mike – Editorial  (DIERSEN: “Time to come around for Illinois” is code for increasing taxes on Republicans.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-time-to-come-around-for-illinois-mike/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Bill would create financial watch list for towns – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170215/news/170219206/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Wheaton Warrenville District 200 to host forums on $132.5 million referendum – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170216/news/170219177/

 

WTTW
— Rauner Lays Out Budget Plan; Democrats Not Impressed – Amanda Vinicky  (DIERSEN: Democrats want a plan that will drive out of Illinois all the individuals, organizations, and companies that support Trump and/or are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/02/15/rauner-lays-out-budget-plan-democrats-not-impressed

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Lawmakers need to agree on more than the need to work together – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170215/our-view-lawmakers-need-to-agree-on-more-than-need-to-work-together

 

TIMES
— A look at how Illinois’ budget fight has affected residents – AP
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/a-look-at-how-illinois-budget-fight-has-affected-residents/article_f5bf0980-d1ed-5ee9-ba68-100bdeb2848d.html

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— For Illinois Democrats, politics a family affair – Scott Reeder
http://www.qconline.com/opinion/for-illinois-democrats-politics-a-family-affair/article_fa45ad5c-04e1-54c2-a09a-a9505c959e60.html

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Property Tax Freeze ‘Non-Starter’ in IL Gov’s Budget – TONY ARNOLD
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/property-tax-freeze-non-starter-il-govs-budget#stream/0

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump haters in Peoria promote female Trump haters in Peoria.
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/moving-ahead-after-the-womens-rally/657236480

 

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “A crush of crises all but buries the young Trump White House.”
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34516422/a-crush-of-crises-all-but-buries-the-young-trump-white-house

 

SOUTHERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “No one in Illinois moves forward until budget impasse is done.”
http://thesouthern.com/news/opinion/editorial/quick/quick-no-one-in-illinois-moves-forward-until-budget-impasse/article_085f65b9-947d-5269-b7b8-9f76143323a4.html

 

BELOIT DAILY NEWS
— TRUMP NOMINEE HAS DECRIED MEDICAID FOR FOSTERING DEPENDENCY – AP  (DIERSEN: Democrats promote a) dependency on government and b) dependency on charities because overwhelmingly, those who depend on government or charities vote for Democrats.)
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170216/AP/302169957
— ‘DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS’ PROTESTS BEING HELD ACROSS U.S. (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats do everything that they can to make immigrants hate individuals, hate organizations, hate companies, hate governments, and hate countries that support Trump and/or are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170216/AP/302169973

 

WEST SUBURBAN JOURNAL
— State Rep. Chris Welch crafts bill to give immigrants safe zones in Illinois – Mike Sandrolini (DIERSEN: Constructively, Welch has declared war on the United State of America.)
http://westsuburbanjournal.com/welch-crafts-bill-to-give-immigrants-safe-zones-in-illinois/

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Rauner’s 2018 Re-election theme in his budget speech: winning the middle with pale pastels – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/02/gov-rauners-2018-re-election-theme-in-his-budget-speech-winning-the-middle-with-pale-pastels/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Hypocrisy of Leftists on Religious Tolerance – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/hypocrisy-of-leftists-on-religious-tolerance/

 

FOX NEWS
— Piers Morgan: Media’s Attempt to Delegitimize Trump Is ‘Un-American’
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/15/piers-morgan-attacks-trump-presidency-are-un-american
— Pence Kept in the Dark?  (DIERSEN: Who keeps you in the dark?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do everything that they can to keep me in the dark.  Should I write a book about them?)
http://nation.foxnews.com/2017/02/15/pence-kept-dark-trump-reportedly-knew-about-flynns-russian-calls-kept-info-vp

 

DAILY CALLER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: GAO sides with Democrats who oppose the Wall.  In 1980, I was one of last Republicans that GAO hired.  In 1997, I was one of the last Republicans that GAO got rid of.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/15/top-us-auditor-gives-one-word-answer-on-border-wall-and-trump-wont-like-it-one-bit/

 

BREITBART
— The Left’s Alinsky Plan to Destroy the Trump Administration – JOEL B. POLLAK
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/14/lefts-alinsky-plan-destroy-trump-administration/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— SCHOOLTEACHERS FIRED FOR PRO-TRUMP REMARKS  Even comments made off campus are now grounds for termination – LEO HOHMANN
http://www.wnd.com/2017/02/schoolteachers-fired-for-pro-trump-remarks/

 

TOWNHALL
— Dear Reince: Do Not Fail President Trump – Kurt  Schlichter
http://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/02/16/dear-reince-do-not-fail-president-trump-n2286072

 

NEWSMAX
— DC Restaurants to Partake in Thursday’s #ADayWithoutImmigrants Protest –  Jason Devaney  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that say members of the following groups are NOT WANTED: 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://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/washington-dc-restaurants-day-without/2017/02/15/id/773902/

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— JOHN F. KENNEDY: WHAT WOULD HE THINK OF HIS PARTY? – Larry Elder
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/uncategorized/john-f-kennedy-what-would-he-think-of-his-party/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— HISPANICS BACK TRUMP ON SANCTUARY CITIES
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/02/15/hispanics-back-trump-on-sanctuary-cities/

 

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Do What God’s Called You to Do – Tim Hetzner  (DIERSEN: My churchgoing critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois talk and act they are called by God to get rid of me and to get rid of those who share my demographics.)
http://devotions.lccharities.org/2017/02/16/do-what-gods-called-you-to-do/

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Psychiatrist: Calling Donald Trump Mentally Ill Is An Insult To The Mentally Ill  “He may be a world-class narcissist, but this doesn’t make him mentally ill.” – Ed Mazza
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/psychiatrist-donald-trump-not-mentally-ill_us_58a512a1e4b045cd34be9702

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Older Judges and Vacant  Seats Give Trump Huge Powerto Shape American Courts – JOSH KATZ  (DIERSEN: According to the hardcopy version of this article, less than half of federal judges are White men.  Of course, those who are anti-White and/or anti-men are overjoyed about that.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/02/14/upshot/trump-poised-to-transform-american-courts.html
— Trump Voters Show President They Can Complain on Twitter, Too – KATIE ROGERS
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/us/politics/trump-voters-show-president-they-can-complain-on-twitter-too.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Campaign Over, President Trump Will Hold a (What Else?) Campaign Rally.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/16/us/politics/campaign-over-president-trump-will-hold-a-what-else-campaign-rally.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What groups are you a member of?  Democrats call them hate groups unless they 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.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/us/hate-groups-increase-usa.html

 

USA TODAY
— Businesses across U.S. close for ‘Day Without Immigrants’ – Doug Stanglin (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that say members of the following groups are NOT WANTED: 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://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/02/16/a-day-without-immigrants-strike/97965460/
— Magic Leap sued for sex discrimination by woman hired to increase diversity – Mike Snider  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger than me wanted much greater efforts to get rid of employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or older.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/02/15/magic-leap-sued-sex-discrimination-woman-hired-increase-diversity/97939588/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps a) glorify and praise foreign countries and their citizens and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn America and its citizens.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2017/02/15/george-takei-how-america-first-puts-many-us-last-japanese-internment/97919708/

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— Pence out of the loop – Teresa Hanafin  (DIERSEN: If you are a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain in Illinois, one way to see how far out of the loop that you are is to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. The more things that you learn of by reading the emails that Republican township/ward, county, and state party leaders should have told you, the more that those leaders have you out of their loop.)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/02/15/fast-forward-more-trump-russian-stuff-pence-out-loop-and-immigrant-wins-westminster/QQHqJZK4BR5to1QnbgOKKO/story.html

 

DENVER POST
— Pence remains above the fray, but is he outside the inner circle? – Robert Costa and Ashley Parker  (DIERSEN: If you are a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain in Illinois, one way to see how far out of the inner circle that you are is to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.  The more things that you learn of by reading the emails that Republican township/ward, county, and state party leaders should have told you, the more that those leaders have you out of their inner circle.)
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/02/14/pence-standing-flynn-russia-leaks/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Businesses to Close Amid One-Day Strike by Immigrants Against Trump  ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ calls on foreign-born workers to stay home to demonstrate their impact on economy – MIRIAM JORDAN and CHARLES PASSY  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that say members of the following groups are NOT WANTED: 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.wsj.com/articles/businesses-plan-one-day-strike-against-trumps-immigration-policies-1487201302
— Don’t Believe the Progressive Hype  Trump’s missteps have energized the left, but tea-party comparisons are overwrought. – KARL ROVE
https://www.wsj.com/articles/dont-believe-the-progressive-hype-1487203070
— Liberals Matriculate at Calhoun College  In the Trump era, progressives are now most likely to secede. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/liberals-matriculate-at-calhoun-college-1487204348
— China: A Modern Babel  “I speak Chinese” is a statement with little meaning: Linguists have identified seven mutually incomprehensible Chinese languages. Peter Neville-Hadley reviews “A Billion Voices” by David Moser. – Richard Vedder
https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-a-modern-babel-1487202893

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Students, Faculty Protest Ex-Trump Campaign Manager’s Visit  Dozens of demonstrators gathered at the University of Chicago to protest the appearance by Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign manager. – AP
http://www.usnews.com/news/illinois/articles/2017-02-15/students-faculty-oppose-ex-trump-campaign-managers-visit

 

COLLEGIATE TIMES
— Federal hiring freeze may discourage upcoming graduates – Alex Mazarr  (DIERSEN: Non-veteran White males who are seeking a job with the federal government should be advised that with only rare exceptions, a) the longer that you are a federal employee, the less likely that private sector employers will hire you, b) your career will be wasted and you will be gotten rid of if you do not make GS-13 ($94,610) by age 25, GS-14 ($111,801) by age 30, GS-15 ($131,508) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service ($161,900) by age 40, c) you will be expected to help your superiors and supervisors get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, and d) virtually everyone despises if not hates federal employees, former federal employees, and federal retirees.)
http://www.collegiatetimes.com/opinion/federal-hiring-freeze-may-discourage-upcoming-graduates/article_d122faca-f3c9-11e6-aedf-b7820fe5e678.html

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Just Took a Shot at Another Major Company – H&R Block – Ian Salisbury
http://time.com/money/4672031/hrblock-trump-tax-reform/

 

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Donald Trump isn’t mad – he’s the arrogant boss we’ve all seen before.”
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/16/donald-trump-us-president

 

SOCIALIST WORKER
— Trump’s “voter fraud” fraud won’t silence us  In classic authoritarian fashion, the Trump administration is using the “big lie” as a pretext for carrying out an assault on immigrant communities, explains Eric Ruder.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/02/16/trumps-voter-fraud-fraud-wont-silence-us

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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