February 20 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Madigan cuts ties with top campaign worker over ‘inappropriate behavior’ – Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/madigan-cuts-ties-with-lobbyist-and-top-campaign-worker/3110131/

 

CBS2
— Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Face High School Students (DIERSEN: Questions that all Republican candidates in Illinois should be asked include: a) If elected, can and will you defend and advance all the planks in the Republican Party and the Illinois Republican Party platforms including their traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks and b) If elected, can and will you oppose, vote against, and/or veto anything and everything that promotes dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminution of First and Second rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation?)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/02/19/gubernatorial-candidates-face-high-school-students/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With one month until the March 20 primary, six Democratic candidates hoping to unseat Gov. Bruce Rauner took part in a debate Monday, fielding questions from 50 of Illinois’ youngest voters.)

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pritzker now at $56 million, topping Rauner’s $50 million in gov race
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-bruce-rauner-cash-20180219-story.html
— Sexual harassment pledge (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that anti-Trumps paint you as being a sexual harasser and even worse things who should be gotten rid of: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-bruce-rauner-cash-20180219-story.html
— Madigan parts ways with second operative after female lawmaker alleges ‘abuse of power’ – Ray Long and Monique Garcia (DIERSEN: Who has power in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? Those who abuse their power a) promote those who glorify and praise them, who pander to them, who serve as their operatives or dupes, and/or who give them money and b) demonize, denigrate, condemn, and get rid of those like me who refuse to do the aforesaid. I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who abuse their power.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-speaker-madigan-shaw-decremer-misconduct-20180219-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago-area students grill gubernatorial candidates; Kennedy and Biss feud – Pete Grieve (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would say that I “grilled” those who spoke at TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois meetings, picnics, and Christmas parties. They did not want me to ask candidates if they could and would defend and advance a) all the planks in the Republican Party platform and the Illinois Republican Party platform and the b) the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling if they were elected.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/chicago-area-students-grill-gubernatorial-candidates-kennedy-and-biss-feud/
— School closing protesters take their pleas to mayor’s house – Lauren FitzPatrick (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents a) have tremendous religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. 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. They are scapegoaters supreme. How soon will they have their operatives and their dupes picket my home? Will they pay them at least $15/hour? Just kidding, but not completely.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/school-closing-protesters-take-their-pleas-to-mayors-house/
— JOB OPENING: Executive Editor, Chicago Reader (DIERSEN: Should I apply? Just kidding. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that I do not have a degree in journalism and that no one has paid me for what I have done as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. In my defense, I worked for GAO for almost 18 years as an analyst, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403-$125,325. Much of what GAO analysts do very similar to what journalists do.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/job-opening-executive-editor-chicago-reader/
(FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT: Skills required: Solid editorial judgment and ethics Ability to edit complicated stories and make them clear for readers Demonstrated track record of using innovative approaches to build audience Knows how to enterprise stories to differentiate the Reader product from competition Thrives under deadline pressure Working knowledge of digital platforms and social media, including best practices Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field 5+ years relevant experience Editorial management experience, a plus Strong talent development skills Experience working with other senior management leaders to constantly consider new and better ways to tell a story)

 

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats get Arlington Heights residents to call for tighter gun control.
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180219/arlington-heights-residents-call-for-tighter-gun-control
— FRONT PAGE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republican elected officials who support the Second Amendment.
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180220/gun-rights-groups-giving-to-illinois-republicans-in-congress
— Endorsement: Wynes for the GOP in Congress Dist. 10
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180220/endorsement-wynes-for-the-gop-in-congress-dist-10

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— This Chicago law firm has the rights stuff – CLAIRE BUSHEY (DIERSEN: What if Stowell & Friedman had agreed to represent me in Diersen v. GAO? What is the law firm’s position on representing federal employees who are Republican, White, male, old, and/or non-veteran like me who like me allege political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation?)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180216/ISSUE01/180219932
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Stowell & Friedman belongs to an elite class of plaintiffs law firms that have made money in the decidedly unglamorous world of civil rights law. The firm specializes in class-action lawsuits that attack systemic problems and has scored victories against Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch, MetLife, Wells Fargo and the city of Chicago. The firm has recovered more than $900 million in damages for victims of discrimination and harassment since its founding in 1989. (Typically, courts award attorneys working on contingency a fee equal to 25 percent of damages.) Ten lawyers work at its 26th-floor location in the Loop, and the glass walls of the offices are etched with handwritten letters of grateful clients. MANY CALLS, FEW LAWSUITS Stowell & Friedman files fewer than one lawsuit for every 250 requests for representation. Since the fall, the office has been fielding calls from women, many of whom work in low-wage industries, who mention the #MeToo movement and their own fatigue at the lack of progress in gender equality. The fight against racial discrimination continues, too: The firm sued Morgan Stanley on Feb. 1 in New York on behalf of a broker who said he received poor reviews, lower pay and an insulting nickname because he is black. (Morgan Stanley denies the allegations.)

 

WTTW
— Democratic Candidates for Governor Want Madigan to Resign – Amanda Vinicky (DIERSEN: Who wants you to resign? They following want me to resign: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid and/or are 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, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/02/19/democratic-candidates-governor-want-madigan-resign

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Shimkus, Davis lead Illinois politicians in NRA funding – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-02-20/shimkus-davis-lead-illinois-politicians-nra-funding.html

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Ives, Kennedy launch new TV ads in race for governor – RICK PEARSON
http://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/elections/ives-kennedy-launch-new-tv-ads-in-race-for-governor/article_a49fb2f5-a459-5394-859c-088233bb4401.html

 

NORTHERN STAR
— WNIJ radio funding at risk – Michael Urbanec (DIERSEN: Who puts your financial situation at risk? For me, it is a) those fight to cut/eliminate my Civil Service Retirement System pension, my federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy, and my Social Security and b) those who fight to increase my expenses, especially those who fight to increase my real estate tax bill, those who fight to get Illinois to tax my retirement income, and those who fight to make me pay more federal income tax.)
http://northernstar.info/news/wnij-radio-funding-at-risk/article_eed3c974-1532-11e8-a838-07b8b322fe9b.html

 

JACKSONVILLE JOURNAL COURIER
— President Trump versus Trump voters – Steve Hochstadt
http://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/119425/commentary-president-trump-versus-trump-voters

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Stormy Daniels to make Southern Illinois stop during tour – MARY COOLEY
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article201046639.html

 

SAUK VALLEY
— All roads lead to disintegration if they’re not fixed – Editorial
http://www.saukvalley.com/2018/02/17/svm-editorial-all-roads-lead-to-disintegration-if-theyre-not-fixed/as4442i/

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Endorses Romney For U.S. Senate, But Does It Signal Détente? – SCOTT NEUMAN
http://nprillinois.org/post/trump-endorses-romney-us-senate-does-it-signal-d-tente#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use students to promote more gun control.
http://nprillinois.org/post/varied-reaction-florida-school-shooting#stream/0

 

CHICAGO MAROON
— Gov. Rauner Hopes to Offload Pension Costs to Schools (DIERSEN: In 1997, the Democrats who ran GAO offloaded me onto the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS). CSRS should sue GAO. If my Democrat GAO superiors had not succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, so far, in today’s dollars, I would have paid into the CSRS $179,110 (245 months X $731/month) instead of CSRS paying me $1,058,890 (245 months X 4,322/month).)
https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2018/2/20/gov-rauner-hopes-push-responsibility-pensions-scho/

 

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— ‘IT’S ABOUT A CULTURE’ (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, because I support the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform, if I sought any kind of government or political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me as being a racist, a sexist, and even worse things. They would specifically blame me for every defeat that all Republican candidates who are minorities and/or females suffered in Illinois since 2000.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2018/02/20/madigan-mayhem-debate-debacle-joe-kennedy-in-town-249550
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a prepared statement released Monday in response to Decremer’s removal, Conroy lamented a culture of “harassment and bullying” that she and others have had to withstand. “Like many women in Illinois government and politics, I have been impacted by a culture that condones harassment and bullying. I have had the opportunity to effectively address the ways that I have been personally impacted,” Conroy said. “But this is not about any one person, it’s about a culture that needs to change. I’m encouraged by courageous voices like that of Alaina Hampton and by the changes that have been addressed by Speaker Madigan’s office. There is still more work to do.”)

 

FAMILY PAC
— Family-Pac Endorsements 2018 March 20 Primary
https://mailchi.mp/30c1db97621b/family-pac-endorsements?e=8dc9fff257

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— How Rauner Became The “Worst Republican Governor In America”
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/how-rauner-became-the-worst-republican-governor-in-america

 

IVES FOR GOVERNOR
— Kankakee Daily Journal Endorses Jeanne Ives for Governor
https://ivesforillinois.com/kankakee-daily-journal-endorses-jeanne-ives-for-governor/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Latest Political Staffer Sent to Purgatory by Embattled Mike Madigan Ran Vicious Campaigns Against David McSweeney & Steve Reick
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/02/19/latest-political-staffer-sent-to-purgatory-by-embattled-mike-madigan-ran-vicious-campaigns-against-david-mcsweeney-steve-reick/
— Taxpayers Finance Jack Franks’ Congratulatory Messages to School Students
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/02/19/taxpayers-finance-jack-franks-congratulatory-messages-to-high-school-students/

 

WEST CENTRAL REPORTER
— Discontent with GOP endorsement process ‘a sign of the times.’ Petty says – Glenn Minnis
https://westcentralreporter.com/stories/511347014-discontent-with-gop-endorsement-process-a-sign-of-the-times-petty-says

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Republican Katie Miller says Madigan needs to step down as speaker – Angela Underwood
https://northcooknews.com/stories/511347392-miller-says-madigan-needs-to-step-down-as-speaker

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— How Rauner Became The “Worst Republican Governor In America”
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511347477-il-rising-how-rauner-became-the-worst-republican-governor-in-america

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— What’s the Deal with Illinois GOP Lawmakers? – Laurie Higgins (DIERSEN: Outstandingly, both Roskam and Hultgren endorsed me when I first ran for DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 Republican Committeeman in 2000.)
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2018/02/whats-the-deal-with-your-lawmaker/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If your Republican state rep. and/or senator has not endorsed Jeanne Ives, ask him or her why not. For example, ask U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam why he hasn’t endorsed her by sending an email to [email protected]. I’ll tell you what they likely won’t. They’re perpetually running for office, and the “social issues” unnerve them. Ives dared to touch the third rail of politics, and pusillanimous politicians fear touching her. Good thing these lawmakers weren’t around when slavery or civil rights legislation was the third rail. Timorous lawmakers rationalize their cowardice by saying it’s good strategy to avoid the “social issues,” because if they address them, they supposedly can’t get re-elected. And if they can’t get re-elected, then they can’t do all the AMAZING good work they do on other issues. (The truth is most Republicans are so ignorant of issues related to homosexuality and the “trans” ideology, they couldn’t sensibly talk about them even if they had the spine to do so.) And so it goes, with each election cycle ensuring that the critical social issues will not be addressed. The GOP is corroded from within by their self-fulfilling prophesies. Outstanding people like Ives will not choose to run, and the party will become a sickly, rotting shell composed of people who have no idea that the “social issues” are more critical to the health and welfare of society than are tax rates or that the “social issues” affect everything, including public education, social welfare costs, religious liberty, speech rights, and children’s rights. Now, go call your Republican lawmakers and ask them why they haven’t endorsed Ives.)

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Ives, Kennedy up with two new ads
https://capitolfax.com/2018/02/20/ives-kennedy-up-with-two-new-ads/
— Candidates lash out at Pritzker after WCIA cancels debate (DIERSEN: If I was still the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, the organization would be hosting candidate debates for a) Rauner v. Ives, b) Sanguinetti v. Morthland, c) Harold v. Grasso, d) Stella v. Vlakancic, e) Minor v. Grant v. Byrne, f) Kinzler v. Orozco, g) Zito v. Khouri, h) Mendrick v. Bibbiano, i) Tornatore v. DeMichele v. Gavanes, j) Hart v. Abbott v. Tully, k) McGowen v. Almiron v. Eckhoff v. Zaruba v. Tatro v. Chinchilla, l) Wiley v. Zay v. McQuade, m) Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee candidates, n) etc.)
https://capitolfax.com/2018/02/20/candidates-lash-out-at-pritzker-after-wcia-cancels-debate/

 

GOPUSA
— More laws do not a moral people make
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=39656
— Obnoxious, ignorant teens now demand curbs on guns
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=39758
— Apple Removes Easter from iPhone Calendar — What’s Next?
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=39786

 

PRAGERU
— National Petition to End Google Censorship – Dennis Prager
http://pragerustopcensorship.pagedemo.co/

 

BREITBART
— American Conservative Union Leaders on CPAC Lineup, Donald Trump’s GOP, Conservative Movement Takeover: ‘We Feel Vindicated’ – Matthew Boyle (DIERSEN: Tragically, every year, CPAC gets more and more and more Libertarian.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/02/19/exclusive-acu-leaders-on-cpac-lineup-donald-trumps-gop-conservative-movement-takeover-we-feel-vindicated/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Conservatives convene mega-meet in red-swathed America – Ralph Z. Hallow (DIERSEN: Tragically, every year, CPAC gets more and more and more Libertarian.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/20/cpac-conservatives-convene-mega-meet-red-swathed-a/

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Security Officials Recommended Pruitt Fly First Class Media fail to mention high level of death threats against Pruitt and his family -Elizabeth Harrington (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain who is well-known in your precinct? I am well-known in my gerrymandered DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton. From what I see, the more votes that Clinton got in your precinct than Trump got (Clinton got 211 votes and Trump got only 137 in my gerrymandered precinct), the more likely that anti-Trumps will harass/insult/threaten you when you deliver Republican literature in your precinct. Should I wear a body camera when I deliver Republican literature in my precinct? Anti-Trumps in my precinct know that if they attack me, no one will come to my defense. They know that those who dominate Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who claim to be conservative and/or Republican have a strong history of not coming to my defense. My precinct was gerrymandered in 2015. The precinct’s polling place is now far away. I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, etc.)
http://freebeacon.com/issues/security-officials-recommended-pruitt-fly-first-class/
— CBS Host to Podesta: Why Did the Russians Know to Focus on Michigan and Wisconsin When Clinton Didn’t? – David Rutz
http://freebeacon.com/politics/cbs-host-to-podesta-why-did-the-russians-know-to-focus-on-michigan-and-wisconsin-when-clinton-didnt/
— Marine Corps Eases Requirement that Has Inhibited Female Infantry Officers – Natalie Johnson (DIERSEN: Since the 1960s, ever-increasingly, to help hire, retain, and promote minorities and females, the federal government has lowered its hiring, retention, and promotion standards and made its standards much more subjective. The federal government has eliminated the Federal Service Entrance Examination which I passed in 1970. IRS and GAO have eliminated passing the CPA examination to get promoted. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981. I became a licensed CPA in 1981, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and a Forensic Accountant in 1997.)
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/marine-corps-eases-requirement-inhibited-female-infantry-officers/
— Podesta Dodges Questions on Dems Distancing Themselves From Bill Clinton Amid #MeToo Movement – Jack Heretik (DIERSEN: What about Clinton’s avoiding the draft like Trump and I did? Of course, to discredit me, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes shout at veterans, and especially at veterans who are involved in government and/or politics, that I avoided the draft.)
http://freebeacon.com/politics/podesta-dodges-questions-dems-distancing-bill-clinton-amid-metoo-movement/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Is Trump conservative enough, and does CPAC care? – W. James Antle III (DIERSEN: Tragically, every year, CPAC gets more and more and more Libertarian.)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/is-trump-conservative-enough-and-does-cpac-care/article/2649283

 

ABC NEWS
— Ex-workers at Russian ‘troll factory’ trust US indictment – AP
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/workers-russian-troll-factory-trust-us-indictment-53211063

 

NBC NEWS
— Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah (DIERSEN: Which candidates seek your endorsement and why? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, my endorsement is the kiss of death because I am “too conservative” and even worse things. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid and/or are 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, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/trump-endorses-romney-senate-bid-utah-n849466
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Asked Friday if he would seek or accept Trump’s endorsement, Romney demurred but said they had talked on the phone two or three times in recent months and had a cordial and respectful relationship. Within minutes of Trump’s tweet Monday night, Romney sent one of his own: “Thank you Mr. President for the support. I hope that over the course of the campaign I also earn the support and endorsement of the people of Utah.”)

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Tax Overhaul Gains Public Support, Buoying Republicans – Ben Casselman and Jim Tankersley (DIERSEN: What about those who pay more than $10,000 a year in SALT taxes? What about those who pay the marriage penalty?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/19/business/economy/tax-overhaul-survey.html
— After Florida School Shooting, Russian ‘Bot’ Army Pounced – Sheera Frenkel and Daisuke Wakabayashi
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/19/technology/russian-bots-school-shooting.html
— If you want to understand the priorities of a technology company, first look at the seating chart. – Cade Metz (DIERSEN: In 1990, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were beyond furious when I was able to get a preferred corner office a) because I had been promoted to GS-13 in 1986 and b) because I had more federal seniority because my almost 3 years at the Post Office and my almost 9 years at IRS was added to my 10 years at GAO.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/19/technology/ai-researchers-desks-boss.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans blame Republicans for mass shootings.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/most-americans-say-trump-congress-not-doing-enough-to-stop-mass-shootings-post-abc-poll-finds/2018/02/19/3d0005dc-15af-11e8-92c9-376b4fe57ff7_story.html
— The European ‘conservatives’ invited to this week’s CPAC conference are the ones Europe didn’t want – Rick Noack (DIERSEN: Who from Illinois did CPAC invite to speak? Tragically, every year, CPAC gets more and more and more Libertarian.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/02/20/the-european-conservatives-invited-to-this-weeks-cpac-conference-are-the-ones-europe-didnt-want/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Facebook Battles New Criticism After U.S. Indictment Against Russians Comments by Facebook’s head of advertising after indictment spark further backlash – Georgia Wells and Robert McMillan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-battles-new-criticism-after-u-s-indictment-against-russians-1519066080?mod=djemwhatsnews
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats a) blame Republicans for gun violence and b) use students to further erode Second Amendment rights.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/students-ratcheting-up-anti-gun-protests-after-school-shooting-1519085007
— Trump Backs Effort to Improve Background Checks for Guns A bipartisan bill, introduced after church shooting in November, provides incentives for states to upload conviction records into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System – Julie Bykowicz and Siobhan Hughes
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-backs-effort-to-improve-background-checks-for-guns-1519065073
— Investor Sentiment Proves Robust as U.S. Yield Closes In on 3% This year’s rise in yields points to a long-awaited return to economic normalcy, overcoming fears about the staying power of the postcrisis recovery – Daniel Kruger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/investor-sentiment-proves-robust-as-u-s-yield-closes-in-on-3-1519122601

 

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— Washington Post Video Series Documents ‘How to Be a Journalist’ – Rob Tornoe (DIERSEN: Should I sue those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am not a journalist? Should I sue those who hint/imply/argue/shout a) that liberals can be journalists, but conservatives like me cannot be journalists, b) that Democrats can be journalists, but Republicans like me cannot be journalists, c) that you are not a journalist unless you are paid to be a journalist, and/or d) you are not a journalist unless you have a degree in journalism? Just kidding, but not completely.)
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/columns/digital-publishing-washington-post-video-series-documents-how-to-be-a-journalist/

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.