February 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— TRUMP ASKS PEOPLE TO PRAY FOR ‘APPRENTICE’ RATINGS, SCHWARZENEGGER RESPONSE: ‘LET’S SWITCH JOBS’ – CNN
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-asks-people-to-pray-for-apprentice-ratings-schwarzenegger-response-lets-switch-jobs/1733695/
— TRUMP PROCLAIMS FEBRUARY ‘AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH’ – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/news/trump-proclaims-february-african-american-history-month/1733832/
— KKK FLYERS FOUND IN PARK FOREST, MANTENO – Stacey Baca
http://abc7chicago.com/news/kkk-flyers-found-in-2-chicago-suburbs/1734350/

 

NBC5
— Emanuel Discussed Chicago Violence With Trump’s Chief of Staff  Emanuel brought up his call with Preibus after being asked about the president’s most recent comments about the city. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Emanuel-Discussed-Chicago-Violence-with-Trumps-Chief-of-Staff-412572073.html
— Harley-Davidson Workers Ride Into Washington to Meet Trump  “In this administration our allegiance will be to the American workers and to American businesses, like Harley-Davidson,” Trump told reporters. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Harley-Davidson-Workers-Ride-Into-Washington-to-Meet-Trump-412622013.html
— Duckworth Urges Mattis to Stand Up to Trump’s Immigration Order  “There are over 5,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, many of whom are embedded with frontline Iraqi units and working side-by-side with their Muslim counterparts,” Duckworth wrote. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Duckworth-Urges-Sec-Mattis-to-Stand-Up-to-Trumps-Travel-Order-412587433.html
— Durbin, Duckworth Spark Federal Probe of Trump Travel Order  The Department of Homeland Security’s independent Office of the Inspector General has launched a formal investigation into the implementation and legality of Trump’s travel ban. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Durbin-Duckworth-Spark-Federal-Probe-of-Trump-Travel-Order-412594433.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lawmakers draft plans to keep Illinois paychecks flowing  The Republican and Democratic measures would approach the payments differently. – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/lawmakers-draft-plans-to-keep-illinois-paychecks-flowing/
— Nine-year tab for Chicago Fire Dept. bias claims: $92 million – JARED RUTECKI
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/nine-year-tab-for-chicago-fire-dept-bias-claims-92-million/amp/
— No Wisconsin trip, but Trump greets Harley riders at White House – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/no-wisconsin-trip-but-trump-greets-harley-riders-at-white-house/
— White House: Trump comments on Mexico ‘lighthearted’ – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/white-house-trump-comments-on-mexico-lighthearted/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Aurora election forum set for Eola Community Center – Steve Lord
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-aurora-forum-st-0204-20170202-story.html
— Taxpayers should tell legislators how to balance state budget – Ted Slowik  (DIERSEN: Should those who pay the most taxes have the most say on how to balance the budget?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-state-budget-st-0203-20170202-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In an editorial unethically made to look like a news article, the Chicago Tribune sides with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-holocaust-survivors-diss-trump-0203-chicago-inc-20170202-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: How soon, if not already, will companies 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.chicagotribune.com/business/careers/ijustworkhere/ct-huppke-work-advice-0205-biz-20170202-column.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— National Democratic arm says unseating Roskam a 2018 priority – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170202/news/170209719/
— Trump asks for prayers for Schwarzenegger’s ratings at National Prayer Breakfast – Abby Phillip  (DIERSEN: Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes crow that they are religious, that is, that they are a member of a church, that attend church services, and the they give money to a church. They talk and act like that gives them license to sin and standing to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn those who do not pander to them, those who do not glorify and praise them, and those who do not give them money. They talk and act like they pray and ask for prayers that GOD would send me straight to HELL. They blame me for all of their problems, for all of your problems, for all of my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170202/news/170209768/
— A Michigan man who police say battered his girlfriend before running naked through her Lisle apartment building, pulling fire alarms and fighting with residents and police, has vowed to never use drugs again. Nicholas Henning, 19, of Brighton, is charged with two counts of domestic battery and one count of aggravated battery of a police officer. – Justin Kmitch
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170202/news/170209750/
— Comparing protests is a misleading ‘litmus test’ for bias – Jim Slusher
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170202/discuss/170209846/
— Some question Arlington Heights candidate’s social media post – Christopher Placek
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170201/news/170209843/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Political heat rising on GOP’s Roskam – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted at Roskam that I have caused all his problems, that I am causing all his problems, and that I will forever cause his problems if I keep on sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want Roskam to punish me for that.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170202/BLOGS02/170209952/political-heat-rising-on-gops-roskam
— Five high-powered Chicago women (including Diana Rauner) wrestle the dreaded ‘work-life’ balance question – LISA BERTAGNOLI
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170202/NEWS07/170209957/-five-high-powered-chicago-women-wrestle-the-dreaded-work-life

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Shutdown is what the state needs – Editorial
http://herald-review.com/news/opinion/editorial/shutdown-is-what-the-state-needs/article_fa1b45d1-9bf0-56a4-aa78-cb3f76103bea.html

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County Election Commission director retires amid consolidation talks – ANDREA EARNEST
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/01/31/dupage-county-election-commission-director-retires-amid-consolidation-talks/ajpk3z/

 

PARENTS OF NEW TRIER
— Balance – or else suspend – New Trier’s Seminar Day on Race, February 28
http://www.parentsofnewtrier.org/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NTPSDRC/

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE PETER BREEN
— They Get Crystal Clocks … You Get Your Clock Cleaned
http://www.reppeterbreen.org/2017/02/opinion-they-get-crystal-clocks-you-get.html

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Naperville Township supervisor Ossyra seeks re-election
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511079173-naperville-supervisor-ossyra-seeks-re-election
— Ives backs no-tax alternative to Senate ‘Grand Bargain’ – Karen Kidd
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511079084-ives-backs-no-tax-alternative-to-senate-grand-bargain
— High property taxes a multilayered problem in Illinois
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511079135-high-property-taxes-a-multilayered-problem-in-illinois

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Forbes continues shining the light on our work. – Kirk Allen  (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want me to use GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to shine light ONLY ON WHAT THEY WANT ME TO SHINE LIGHT ON.)
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/02/forbes-continues-shining-the-light-on-our-work/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS CAN AVOID A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN AND A BAD BUDGET DEAL BY PASSING AN APPROPRIATIONS MEASURE – Mailee Smith
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-lawmakers-can-avoid-a-government-shutdown-and-a-bad-budget-deal-by-passing-an-appropriations-measure/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POLITICAL HEAT RISING ON GOP’S ROSKAM
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/political-heat-rising-on-gops-roskam.html
— ILLINOIS HAS HIGHEST COMBINED SALES TAX BURDEN IN MIDWEST, SEVENTH-HIGHEST IN U.S.
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/illinois-has-highest-combined-sales-tax-burden-in-midwest-seventh-highest-in-us.html
— ILLINOIS RANKED 37TH IN POLL OF HAPPIEST STATES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/illinois-ranked-37th-in-poll-of-happiest-states.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rodney Davis, Randy Hultgren also targeted *** DCCC already targeting Roskam with full-time staff
http://capitolfax.com/2017/02/02/dccc-already-targeting-roskam-with-full-time-staff/

 

GOPUSA
— Abbott cuts Travis County funds as sanctuary city battle intensifies  (DIERSEN: I suggest balancing Illinois’ budget by cutting funds for sanctuary counties, sanctuary townships, sanctuary wards, sanctuary municipalities, sanctuary etc. in Illinois. Of course, those political jurisdictions would be free to ask for money a) from Mexico and from other foreign countries and b) from rich Democrats and rich Democrat plants, rich Libertarians and rich Libertarian plants, rich Greens and rich Green plants, and rich RINOs.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20209
— Who knew there were so many homophobic, racist xenophobes at Berkeley
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20193
— Florida businesses that ban guns could be held liable for leaving patrons defenseless
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20211

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump Overseeing the Destruction of the Democrat Coalition – Taylor Lewis  (DIERSEN: From what I see, the Democrat coalition consists of those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that 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 anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/02/trump_overseeing_the_destruction_of_the_democrat_coalition.html

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— OUTSTANDING: Texas Gov. Abbott cuts funding to Austin over sanctuary city policies
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/02/texas-gov-abbott-cuts-funding-to-austin-over-sanctuary-city-policies.html
— Trump on Tough Phone Calls With Foreign Leaders: ‘Don’t Worry About It’ … But Should We? – MICHAEL C. BENDER
http://nation.foxnews.com/2017/02/02/trump-tough-phone-calls-foreign-leaders-dont-worry-about-it-should-we

 

BLAZE
— Anti-Trump flier given to elementary school students. District says it was an accident. – Dave Urbanski
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/02/anti-trump-flier-given-to-elementary-school-students-district-says-it-was-an-accident/

 

BREITBART
— Heritage’s Moffit: Trump Should Order Agency ‘Inventory’ to Drain the Swamp – DAN RIEHL (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors always acted like they had a list of their employees who they wanted to get rid of.  The more of the following that you were, the more likely that you would be on their list: Republican, White, male, older, and non-veteran.)
http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2017/02/02/heritages-moffit-trump-should-order-agency-inventory-drain-swamp/

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Anti-Trump Federal Employees Hold Meetings to Plan ‘Resistance’ and Work Slowdowns – VICTORIA TAFT (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote patronage, that is, they promote political affiliation discrimination.  Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and d) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
http://ijr.com/wildfire/2017/02/791697-anti-trump-federal-employees-hold-meetings-to-plan-resistance-and-work-slowdowns/

 

TPM
— Roskam’s Office Nixes Obamacare Town Hall Because A Reporter Was Present – CAITLIN MACNEAL
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/peter-roskam-cancels-obamacare-meeting

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Liberals were certain they had Neil Gorsuch — his high school yearbook revealed that he had founded the “Fascism Forever” club at Georgetown Prep, the Jesuit school he attended. Well, actually, no. Just more fake news, according to America, the official magazine of the Jesuit religious order in the United States. – DAVID FREDDOSO
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/fascism-forever/article/2613775#.WJPTApL60DM.facebook

 

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump picks up the phone, sets off diplomatic chaos.”
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-foreign-policy-rhetoric-iran-australia-mexico-234531
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Distrust in Trump’s White House spurs leaks, confusion.”
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-aides-distrust-confusion-leaks-234550

 

THE HILL
— Republicans impatient with anti-Trump civil servants – BEN KAMISAR
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/317651-gop-lawmakers-impatient-with-anti-trump-civil-servants

 

AOL NEWS
— Trump threatens to cancel UC Berkeley’s funding in wake of violent protests
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/02/02/trump-threatens-to-cancel-uc-berkeley-s-funding-in-wake-of-violen/21705781/

 

MSN
— Resistance from within: Federal workers push back against Trump – Juliet Eilperin, Lisa Rein, Marc Fisher
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/resistance-from-within-federal-workers-push-back-against-trump/ar-AAmts5m

 

CNBC
— Here’s what worries Wall Street about Trump’s immigration ban – Turney Duff
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/02/heres-what-worries-wall-street-about-trumps-immigration-ban-commentary.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump supporters.  Most Trump supporters are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and/or their ancestors have been in America for a long time.  Democrats want to get rid of members of the aforesaid groups.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/opinion/the-peculiar-populism-of-donald-trump.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “White House considering action on religious freedom that critics warn could lead to discrimination.”  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that Missouri Synod Lutherans (MSL) discriminate against all people, but especially against those who are liberal, Democrat, minority, female, younger, poor, non-German American, non-MSL, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.  My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always reminded my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government that I was baptized as an MSL, raised as an MSL, and confirmed as an MSL.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-considering-order-on-religious-freedom-that-critics-warn-could-lead-to-discrimination/2017/02/02/631ea41a-e8ee-11e6-bf6f-301b6b443624_story.html

 

FORBES
— Watchdogs Searching For Corruption Across Illinois Say They’re Finding It – Amanda Robert
http://www.forbes.com/sites/legalnewsline/2017/02/01/watchdogs-searching-for-corruption-across-illinois-say-theyre-finding-it/#422f51624934

 

FED SMITH
— Election Consequences and Targeting Federal Employee Unions – Ralph R. Smith
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/02/02/election-consequences-and-targeting-federal-employee-unions/

 

SAN DIEGO GAY & LESBIAN NEWS
— Leaked anti-LGBT executive order allows broad discrimination in the name of religion – Timothy Rawles  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that Missouri Synod Lutherans (MSL) discriminate against all people, but especially against those who are liberal, Democrat, minority, female, younger, poor, non-German American, non-MSL, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.  My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always reminded my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government that I was baptized as an MSL, raised as an MSL, and confirmed as an MSL.)
http://sdgln.com/news/2017/02/02/leaked-anti-lgbt-executive-order-allows-broad-discrimination-name-religion

 

INQUISITR
— Reuters To Reporters: Cover Trump Administration As ‘Authoritarian Regime’
http://www.inquisitr.com/3941712/reuters-to-reporters-cover-trump-administration-as-authoritarian-regime/

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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