February 18 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump rallies supporters by renewing old promises, insults: ‘Life is a campaign’ – Catherine Lucey and Julie Pace  (DIERSEN: What do you campaign for?  I campaign for the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes reject some, most, or all of the aforesaid.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-rally-florida-20170218-story.html
— DuPage County GOP board members defend election commission merger process – Gary Gibula
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-board-defends-merger-st-0219-20170218-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump Saturday: Florida rally, more Twitter hits at news media – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-saturday-florida-rally-more-twitter-hits-at-news-media/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Is Bruce Rauner the only grown-up in Springfield? – Editorial
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170217/ISSUE07/170219868/is-bruce-rauner-the-only-grown-up-in-springfield
— The 50 priciest home sales of 2016 are here – DENNIS RODKIN
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170218/ISSUE01/170219866/the-50-priciest-home-sales-of-2016-are-here

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Japanese-Americans against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/236651125-story
— Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/236590347-story
— NBA warns Texas over proposed ‘bathroom bill’ – AP  (DIERSEN: Democrats want sports fans to be 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.  How successful will the Democrats be?)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/236469117-story

 

NBC5
— A Look at How Illinois’ Budget Fight Has Affected Residents – Sara Burnett and Sophia Tareen
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/how-illinois-budget-fight-has-affected-residents-414160743.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Internal watchdogs need to be able to bark loudly and bite when necessary – Andy Shaw  (DIERSEN: GAO is the internal watchdog for the federal government.  I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $94,610-$122,991.)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170217/andy-shaw-internal-watchdogs-need-to-be-able-to-bark-loudly-and-bite-when-necessary

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— This is what’s meant by balanced? – Doug Finke
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170218/statehouse-insider-this-is-whats-meant-by-balanced

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Islam.  Ever-increasingly, Democrats talk and act like they want Islam to be the only religion in America.  Islam is more like a political party or a country without borders than a religion.
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article133618309.html

 

WSIL TV
— Trump rallies supporters by renewing old promises, insults – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34537210/trump-rallies-supporters-tears-into-dishonest-media

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— Leftist Xenophobia
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/leftist-xenophobia

 

THE BLAZE
— Miami-Dade county rescinds ‘sanctuary’ status over Trump’s threat to withhold federal funds – Chris Enloe  (DIERSEN: How soon will Rauner succeed in getting sanctuary cities in Illinois to do that?  That should be part of the “grand bargain.”)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/18/miami-dade-county-rescinds-sanctuary-status-over-trumps-threat-to-withhold-federal-funds/
— Krauthammer says Trump needs to ‘attack’ DC bureaucracy, go after Obama holdovers – Chris Enloe  (DIERSEN: Virtually all federal employees are Democrats.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/18/watch-krauthammer-says-trump-needs-to-attack-dc-bureaucracy-go-after-obama-holdovers/

 

BREITBART
— Pope Francis: ‘Muslim Terrorism Does Not Exist’ (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, religious leaders act as operatives or as dupes for the Democrat Party.
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/02/17/pope-francis-muslim-terrorism-not-exist/

 

NEWSMAX
— Corker: Trump Controversies Distracting From Agenda Items – Sandy Fitzgerald
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/gop-white-house-controversies-distract/2017/02/18/id/774345/
— Rock Thrown at Trump Motorcade Vehicle – Jason Devaney
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/trump-motorcade-vehicle-palm-beach-florida/2017/02/17/id/774313/

 

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— THIS IS THE CULTURAL MARXIST HELLHOLE OUR COUNTRY HAS BECOME. WHAT NOW? – Daniel Horowitz
https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2017/02/this-is-the-cultural-marxist-hellhole-our-country-has-become

 

THE HILL
— Trump takes feud with press to campaign rally in Florida – JONATHAN EASLEY AND NIKITA VLADIMIROV
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/320262-trump-doubles-down-on-media-i-will-never-let-them-get-away-with-it
— New York Times rips into Trump: ‘An inept White House led by a celebrity apprentice’ – NIKITA VLADIMIROV
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/320231-ny-times-rips-into-trump-an-inept-white-house-led-by-a
— Poll: Americans want Democrats to work with Trump – JONATHAN EASLEY
http://thehill.com/homenews/news/320229-poll-americans-want-democrats-to-work-with-trump
— Milo Yiannopoulos to deliver CPAC keynote – MAX GREENWOOD
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/320244-right-wing-provocateur-milo-yiannopoulos-to-deliver-cpac

 

POLITICO
— Bannon, Priebus to appear together at CPAC – REBECCA MORIN
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/steve-bannon-reince-priebus-cpac-235178

 

AOL NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Melania opens President Trump’s campaign rally with Lord’s Prayer – WILLIAM STEAKIN
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/02/18/melania-opens-president-trumps-campaign-rally-with-lords-praye/21716918/

 

CBS NEWS
— White House chief of staff Reince Priebus says take Trump seriously when he calls press “the enemy” – REENA FLORES  (DIERSEN: What do Trump and Priebus think of “Republican” activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Illinois a) who pander to the Democrat press and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
http://cbsnews.cbs.com/news/white-house-chief-of-staff-says-take-trump-seriously-press-is-the-enemy/
— Priebus defends Flynn, says “nothing wrong” with talking sanctions before inauguration – REENA FLORES
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/priebus-defends-flynn-says-nothing-wrong-talking-sanctions-before-inauguration/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DeVos criticized teachers at D.C. school she visited — and they are not having it – Emma Brown
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2017/02/18/devos-criticized-teachers-at-d-c-school-she-visited-and-they-are-not-ha

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— A Worry on the Right That Trump’s Conservative Acts Are Fleeting – JEREMY W. PETERS
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/us/politics/trump-conservative-ideology.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Obama-linked activists have a ‘training manual’ for protesting Trump – Paul Sperry
http://nypost.com/2017/02/18/obama-linked-activists-have-a-training-manual-for-protesting-trump/

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— President Trump tells wealthy N.J. golf club members to ‘stick around’ as he interviews potential White House staff – Denis Slattery
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/hear-trump-invites-golf-club-members-staff-interviews-article-1.2976145

 

NEWSWEEK
— LEAKED TAPES REVEAL TRUMP AMONG THE ‘SPECIAL PEOPLE’ AT HIS GOLF CLUB – NICHOLAS LOFFREDO
http://www.newsweek.com/leaked-tapes-reveal-trump-special-people-golf-club-558354

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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