February 17 Morning Edition

— Female legislators: More should be done to reduce sexual harassment – Rachel Hinton (DIERSEN: Because ever-increasingly, members of the following groups are stereotyped by anti-Trumps as being sexual harassers and even worse things, will anti-Trump female legislators ban members of the following groups from seeking or holding government and political offices: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, draft avoiders, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
— Before African Americans vote for Pritzker — or anybody else — let’s get a list – LAURA WASHINGTON (DIERSEN: How do the candidates on the Republican primary ballot for your precinct treat voters who share your demographics? How do those candidates treat voters who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and/or voters whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? How do those candidates treat voters who are federal retirees, former union members, childless, pet-less, and those who are not a member of any church, do not attend church services, and do not give money to a church? How do those candidates treat voters who support planks in the Republican Party and the Illinois Republican Party platform that the candidate rejects, for example, the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks? How do those candidates treat voters who support the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling? How do those candidates treat voters who oppose promoting LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation?)
— At teach-in, activists talk next steps for opposing Bannon at U of C – Pete Grieve


— Cook County sheriff sues to unmask ‘Dan,’ an anonymous person accusing him of domestic abuse – Steve Schmadeke and Jeremy Gorner (DIERSEN: My nasty troubled vicious critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois and they know that I am litigious. Because of that, they have their operatives and their dupes who have little or no income or net worth slander me. They know that it is difficult, if not impossible, to collect punitive damages from someone who has little or no income or net worth. My nasty troubled vicious critics/opponents shout at their operatives and at their dupes that since 1999, I have been a “public figure,” and therefore, I “cannot succeed in a lawsuit on incorrect harmful statements in the United States unless there is proof that the writer or publisher acted with actual malice by knowing the falsity or by reckless disregard for the truth. The legal burden of proof in defamation actions is thus higher in the case of a public figure than in the case of an ordinary person.” SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_figure I should write a book about the times when my critics/opponents have had their operatives and their dupes slander me at TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois events, Milton Township Republican Central Committee events, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce events, Illinois Center Right Coalition events, and other events. Much of the aforesaid slander took place in the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall.)


— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON COOK COUNTY TIGHTENS: Property Tax System ‘More Regressive’ in Cook County, Report Finds – Amanda Vinicky


— #MeToo In Madigan’s Backyard


— State Rep. David McSweeney calls Algonquin Township a ‘disgrace’ – ED KOMENDA


— Ives is the right person to challenge Rauner – Jim Sacia


— Make local government pay its way – Editorial


— GOP candidates (Marter & Kinzinger) get pro-life endorsements


— Alleged Ex-Trump Paramour Says ‘Catch And Kill’ Practice Kept Her Quiet – AMY HELD


— Fire every last leerer and grabber – Dennis Byrne


— Naperville Population Increasing as State’s Declines


— Davis defends Congress’ mental health stance – Raquel Martin


— Poll: 90 percent of voters support work-for-welfare – Cole Lauterbach


— Democrats have moved far to the nation’s left on abortion – Ken Blackwell


— Immigration Reform Should Favor Tradition Over Transformation – James Walsh (DIERSEN: Democrats want to fill America with members of the following groups because members of the following groups vote for Democrats: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Former President Barack H. Obama bequeathed a divided nation to President Donald J. Trump. Obama’s executive orders and departmental rules and regulations were meant to bypass regular order — congressional legislation — like opening American borders to under-vetted or unvetted foreign nationals. Immigration confusion and disorder were just one example of Obama’s legacy of governmental anarchy seeking social and political realignment. President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Democrats sought to transform America by their 1964 civil rights and 1965 immigration legislation. Obama signed highly questionable executive orders and permitted promulgation of questionable rules, regulations, and policies, including the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order — to transform America. Attacks by the mainstream media on President Trump and Republicans were non-stop and vicious even before the election. They continue in 2018. Whether late night talk shows, cable networks, or the print-media, the vitriolic hatred of President Trump spins forth without letting up. The maneuvers of the Johnson, Clinton, and Obama administrations to authorize entitlement and immigration policies have divided the nation. They are part of a plan to transform America. So far, they’ve been successful. The so-called “Dreamers,” are in reality foreign nationals here illegally, unvetted, demanding all the benefits granted American citizens. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., created the “Dreamer” idea in 2001. He did so with his proposed “Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act” (Dream Act). For 17 years that Act has remained as a proposed — not enacted. As of Feb. 13, 2018, Sen. Durbin is still fabricating reasons for support of his Dream Act. Why? To ally with voters for the Democratic Party of the future. Dreamers are not all academic scholars, full-time employees, nor members of the U.S. armed forces; extremely few are academic all-stars or military members. Federal, state, and local law enforcement arrest blotters are daily chronicles of crimes committed by illegal immigrants and Dreamers. Here the news media remains appreciably absent. One in five federal prison inmates is an illegal immigrant — such prisoners are not incarcerated for jay-walking or for traffic citations. It appears that about 13 percent of state prison populations are illegal immigrants. They make up less than 3 percent of the U.S. population.)


— RIP, Fiscal Conservatism


— Republicans bet the House majority on the Trump tax cut. – MATTHEW CONTINETTI (DIERSEN: What about voters who pay more than $10,000 a year in real estate taxes and state income taxes? What about voters who pay the marriage penalty? What about voters who will pay more federal income tax because of the tax cut?)



— If a Law Bars Asking Your Past Salary, Does It Help or Hurt? – Noam Scheiber (DIERSEN: Past, present, and future government employees are at a tremendous disadvantage a) because their salary is public record and b) because they are viciously demonized, denigrated, and condemned as being overpaid. In its February 1978 article on me, Money Magazine shouted that IRS was overpaying me. IRS was paying me $89,178/year in today’s dollars, I had worked for IRS for 6 1/2 years, I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and I was taking graduate accounting courses at DePaul. In 1980, my Democrat GAO superiors used Money Magazine’s article to force me to take a $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO even though I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul.)

— Gun Makers Are Reeling Even as Threat of Regulation Recedes – Michael Corkery and Tiffany Hsu


— Timeline: How Russian trolls allegedly tried to throw the 2016 election to Trump – Philip Bump


— The Free-Speech University Steve Bannon is giving a talk at Chicago. Its president is confident he won’t be shouted down. – Tunku Varadarajan
— John Kelly Orders End to Some Interim Security Clearances Change comes after complaints that Rob Porter held temporary status for more than a year – Rebecca Ballhaus and Michael C. Bender (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because they cannot pass a background investigation, 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 the pay and benefits are terrible, 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 the aforesaid.)


— NTEU: Morale in the federal government (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want to drive down morale in the federal government, that is, what do you say to those who are full of hatred against past, present, and future federal employees and retirees?)

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.