February 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTERS MARCH THROUGH LOOP – Laura Podesta
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/anti-trump-protesters-march-through-loop/1762540/

 

CBS2
— Illinois Republican Party Accuse Mendoza Of Improper Spending Of Funds
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/19/illinois-republican-party-accuse-mendoza-of-improper-spending-of-funds/

 

WGN TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, McCain panders to the media. Ever-increasingly, the media focuses on a) electing Democrats, b) reelecting Democrats, and c) promoting the Democrat Party platform.
http://wgntv.com/2017/02/19/john-mccain-slams-president-trumps-attacks-on-the-media-we-need-a-free-press/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Several hundred rally downtown against Trump – Mitch Dudek  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.  Anti-Trumps are anti-Trump, anti-Jewish, 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.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/several-hundred-rally-downtown-against-trump/
— Love or hate it, Thompson Center has had its day – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-love-or-hate-it-thompson-center-has-had-its-day/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Robert Reich says “Trump’s nutty ‘America First’ policies are demagoguery.”  Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-trumps-nutty-america-first-policies-are-demagoguery/
— Draft DHS guidelines seek to aggressively detain (ILLEGAL) immigrants – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/draft-dhs-guidelines-seek-to-aggressively-detain-immigrants/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Anti-Trump protesters take to downtown streets again – Tony Briscoe
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-trump-downtown-chicago-protest-20170219-story.html
— ‘Grand Bargain’ still looks to me like no deal – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-grand-bargain-still-looks-to-me-like-no-deal-20170219-column.html
— Fox News anchor Chris Wallace warns viewers: Trump crossed the line in latest attack on media – Amy B Wang  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the media is anti-Trump, anti-Jewish, 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.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-chris-wallace-trump-media-20170219-story.html
— Little Village streets, restaurants quiet as deportation fears rise – Marwa Eltagouri  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they side with foreign countries and with their citizens AGAINST America and AGAINST America’s citizens.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-little-village-immigrants-met-20170216-story.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Will Madigan’s Democrats continue to doom Illinois? – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170217/ISSUE05/170219873/will-madigans-democrats-continue-to-doom-illinois
— Springfield Dems need fresh definition of ‘win’ – RICH MILLER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170217/ISSUE11/170219872/springfield-dems-need-fresh-definition-of-win

 

TIMES
— State’s conservatives heartbroken – David Giuliani
http://www.mywebtimes.com/opinion/columnists/as-it-is-state-s-conservatives-heartbroken/article_d215330f-ed71-5baa-b25c-5ec4367087f0.html

 

BELOIT DAILY NEWS
— GOP RIPS ILLINOIS COMPTROLLER FOR BUYING USED $32K SUV – AP
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170219/AP/302199856

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Aurora mayoral candidates take center stage at Eola Community Center – Glenn Minnis
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511080525-aurora-mayoral-candidates-take-center-stage-at-eola-community-center

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Democrats dominate District 219 school board as elections loom
http://northcooknews.com/stories/511082699-democrats-dominate-district-219-school-board-as-elections-loom

 

SAGAMON SUN
— Manufacturer: Trump’s election alone has improved industry outlook – Karen Kidd
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511060921-manufacturer-trump-s-election-alone-has-improved-industry-outlook

 

ILLINOIS BUSINESS DAILY
— Lawyers’ escrow accounts fund illegal alien defense  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and their citizens against America and against its citizens.)
http://ilbusinessdaily.com/stories/511082701-lawyers-escrow-accounts-fund-illegal-alien-defense

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— New Trier High School’s Fight Against Diversity Becomes National Story – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/new-trier-high-schools-fight-against-diversity-becomes-national-story/

 

BARBWIRE
— GO INTO MEXICO ILLEGALLY: YOU ARE ARRESTED, DEPORTED OR JAILED – BRADLEE DEAN  (DIERSEN: Mexico has committed the following acts of war against America: Mexico has a) sent many millions of its citizens into America illegally, b) kept many millions of its citizens in America illegally, and c) sent mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally.)
http://barbwire.com/2017/02/19/go-into-mexico-illegally-you-are-arrested-deported-or-jailed/
— IT IS ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO FORCE CHRISTIANS TO VIOLATE THEIR FAITH – DR. MICHAEL BROWN
http://barbwire.com/2017/02/19/it-is-absolutely-outrageous-for-the-government-to-force-christians-to-violate-their-faith/
— OUTRAGEOUS: USDA TELLS MEAT PACKING PLANT OWNERS TO THROW OUT THEIR FAITH – TONY PERKINS
http://barbwire.com/2017/02/19/meat-plant-raises-steaks-freedom-video/

 

BREITBART
— Washington Post Corrects ‘Racist, Anti-Semitic’ Smears About MILO – JACK HADFIELD
http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2017/02/19/washington-post-removes-reference-milo-racist-anti-semitic/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump McCain says “I Worry About Trump.”
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/02/19/mccain-i-worry-about-trump/

 

FOX NEWS
— Limbaugh blasts news media attacks on Trump as pointless, ‘kind of comical’
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/19/limbaugh-blasts-news-media-attacks-on-trump-as-pointless-kind-comical.html

 

NEWSMAX
— Soros, Liberal Billionaires Behind ‘Sometimes Violent’ Anti-Trump Protests – Cathy Burke
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/ed-klein-liberal-protests-paid/2017/02/19/id/774451/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Krauthammer: Trump Should ‘Attack’ Revolting Gov. Employees And Agencies – Christian Datoc  (DIERSEN: One could say that in 1988, I revolted when I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged the federal government with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/18/krauthammer-trump-should-attack-revolting-gov-employees-and-agencies-video/
— ‘Liberal Moms’ Make Fancypants Manhattan Prep School Cancel Ice Skating Party At Trump Rink – Eric Owens
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/18/liberal-moms-make-fancypants-manhattan-prep-school-cancel-ice-skating-party-at-trump-rink/

 

CANADA FREE PRESS
— Black Lives Matter: racist provocation with radical roots – James Simpson
http://canadafreepress.com/article/video-black-lives-matter-racist-provocation-with-radical-roots

 

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
— Too soon? What comes of Democratic talk of impeaching Trump  President Trump’s approval ratings are highly divided along partisan lines. Could fierce opposition from the Democrats, including early talk of impeaching him, deepen those sentiments? – Amanda Hoover  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they are not only anti-Trump, but that they are anti-Protestant, anti-Jewish, 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.)
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2017/0219/Too-soon-What-comes-of-Democratic-talk-of-impeaching-Trump

 

THE HILL
— Americans brimming with optimism on the economy – JONATHAN EASLEY
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/320284-americans-brimming-with-optimism-on-the-economy
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Kasich says “World leaders are not sure about the president.”
http://thehill.com/policy/international/320291-kasich-world-leaders-are-not-sure-about-the-president
— British Parliament To Debate Withdrawing Donald Trump’s Invite For State Visit  London’s mayor is among those who say Trump shouldn’t get the red carpet rollout. – Kim Bellware  (DIERSEN: How soon will Muslims conquer England?)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/parliament-withdraw-trump-state-visit_us_58a9e592e4b07602ad55c35f

 

AOL NEWS
— ‘You don’t get to tell us what to do’: FOX News anchor confronts Reince Priebus over Trump’s media criticism  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who talk and act like they can tell me what to do.  They include activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.  They have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.  They destroy individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that they cannot manipulate/dominate.  They have their operatives and their dupes do their dirty work.)
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/02/19/you-dont-get-to-tell-us-what-to-do-fox-news-anchor-confronts/21717163/
— Republican lawmaker wants to require physical exams for presidential candidates
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/02/19/republican-lawmaker-require-physical-exams-presidential-candidates/21716584/

 

NBC NEWS
— ‘Not My President’s Day’: Thousands Plan Anti-Trump Rallies Across U.S. – SHIRA TARLO
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/not-my-president-s-day-thousands-plan-anti-trump-rallies-n722586
— Defense Secretary Mattis Has No Issues With Press, Unlike Trump – TIM STELLOH  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the press focuses on a) electing Democrats, b) reelecting Democrats, and c) promoting the Democrat Party platform.)
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/defense-secretary-mattis-has-no-issues-press-unlike-trump-n723081

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: Trump Proposal Would Deport More Immigrants Immediately – PETER BAKER and RON NIXON
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/us/politics/trump-immigration-deportations.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein: Trump’s attacks on the press are more dangerous than Nixon’s – Avi Selk and Kristine Guerra (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the press focuses on a) electing Democrats, b) reelecting Democrats, and c) promoting the Democrat Party platform.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/19/watergate-reporter-carl-bernstein-trumps-attacks-on-the-press-are-more-dangerous-than-nixons/
— Trump supporters see a successful president — and are frustrated with critics who don’t –  Jenna Johnson and David Weigel Febr
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-supporters-see-a-successful-president–and-are-frustrated-with-critics-who-dont/2017/02/19/496cb4b4-f6ca-11e6-9845-576c69081518_story.html
– Fox News anchor Chris Wallace warns viewers: Trump crossed the line in latest attack on media – Amy B Wang  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the media is anti-Trump, anti-Jewish, 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.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/19/fox-news-anchor-chris-wallace-warns-viewers-trump-crossed-the-line-in-latest-attack-on-media/
— Trump called the press ‘the enemy.’ Reince Priebus says he meant it. – Kristine Guerra  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always painted me as being an enemy of those who are NOT Protestant, NOT conservative, NOT Republican, NOT American, NOT White, NOT male, NOT older, NOT rich, NOT gun owners, NOT German American, and/or those whose ancestors have NOT been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/19/trump-called-the-press-the-enemy-reince-priebus-says-he-meant-it/

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— Trump administration continues to complain about media coverage – Kenneth Singletary
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2017/02/19/trump-administration-contiuues-complain-about-media-coverage/ltxNPdOXf1gfAuh4VolWEM/story.html

 

DAILY BEAST
— Chris Wallace Smacks Down Reince Priebus – Matt Wilstein  (DIERSEN: The Mayor of Wheaton Mike Gresk smacked me down at his Annual State of the City Address because I asked him to mention in his address Wheaton’s 2016 Independence Day Parade and that Kirk, Rauner, and Sanguenetti had participated in it.  Wheaton’s anti-Republicans side with Gresk against me.)
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/19/chris-wallace-smacks-down-reince-priebus.html
— The Screwed Generation Turns Socialist  The Depression and WWII shaped the greatest generation, and postwar prosperity shaped the Baby Boomers. Millennials, battered by capitalism, move ever leftward. – Joel Kotkin
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/19/the-screwed-generation-turns-socialist.html

 

SEATTLE TIMES
— To federal-government workers: Persist!  My message to my former colleagues in the federal government is: Don’t go. Instead, speak truth to power. You are needed now more than ever. – Frederick J. Kaplan  (DIERSEN: I stayed and persisted against political affiliation discrimination, against reverse discrimination, against age discrimination, and against retaliation for almost 30 years.  For doing that, I paid the following price:  My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, they disallowed my education deductions, and they disallowed my partial day per diem claims.  My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.)
http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/to-federal-government-workers-persist/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: These are the worst of times for federal-government employees. Several of the political appointees in the Trump administration are hostile to the missions of the departments and agencies they now lead. On top of that, the president’s hiring freeze will create imbalances in the federal workforce, requiring current employees to fill in random gaps. Many civil servants will simply quit in disgust. I hope they don’t. When Ronald Reagan became president in 1981, I was an attorney in the Seattle office of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. In his first year in office, President Ronald Reagan proceeded to remake our small agency, bringing in new leadership that openly disdained the civil-rights community and its agenda. Some of us joked bitterly that we were becoming the U.S. Commission against Civil Rights. Funding for the commission was drastically reduced. Discouraged, much of the staff, myself included, found employment elsewhere. Abandoning ship in such circumstances is understandable, but in retrospect I think a mistake. When those civil servants with the strongest commitment to their agency’s mission leave, who remains? Answer: Those less committed and less likely to confront their political masters. Sure, the most earnest among those who quit the government will carry on their cause from the outside. But ultimately civil rights, environmental protection, enforcement of labor standards cannot be fully realized without governmental action, that is the action of dedicated and experienced civil servants.)

 

FORTUNE
— People Who Fear Deportation Under President Trump Are Fleeing to Canada for Asylum – Mahita Gajanan
http://fortune.com/2017/02/19/asylum-seekers-flee-us-trump/

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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