February 20 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The media’s ‘Me-me-me’ party line – Heather Wilhelm
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-media-unfair-coverage-trump-perspec-0220-md-20170218-story.html
— FRONT PAGE: Des Plaines city council turns to polygraphs in leak investigation – John Keilman and Brian L. Cox
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/des-plaines/ct-des-plaines-polygraph-leak-met-20170219-story.html
— Mayoral candidates square off in suburban election primaries  Madigan is accused of trying to buy control of election in Aurora – Angie Leventis Lourgos
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/ct-suburban-primaries-met-20170220-story.html
— Illinois’ separate but unequal school funding system – Forrest Claypool
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/ct-illinois-separate-but-unequal-school-funding-system-20170217-story.html

— The dumbing down of the American voter – Leonard Pitts Jr.  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who wants you to be dumbed down?  ANSWER: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want you to be dumbed down. They want you to know ONLY what they want you to know. They want to manipulate/dominate you.  They certainly do not want anyone to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid.  They are anti-Trump, 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.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-education-divide-american-voters-20170217-column.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Steinberg blasts Trump.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/steinberg-hard-to-honor-a-man-who-never-stops-honoring-himself/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Some DuPage Republicans holding township primaries Feb. 28 – Robert Sanchez and Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170220/news/170229977/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Why aren’t Illinoisans blocking traffic in front of their Capitol? – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170219/their-view-why-arent-illinoisans-blocking-traffic-in-front-of-their-capitol

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren talks veterans’ issues, Trans-Pacific Partnership with residents – TONY SCOTT (DIERSEN: Trump and his supporters need to get examples to Hultgren that support Trump’s statement that “Our veterans, in many cases, are being treated worse than illegal immigrants.”)
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/10/03/u-s-rep-randy-hultgren-talks-veterans-issues-trans-pacific-partnership-with-residents/avn9vdb/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A resident at the meeting said he had read that illegal immigrants get better health care than veterans. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made such claims during his campaign, most recently during a Sept. 7 speech in Philadelphia. “Our veterans, in many cases, are being treated worse than illegal immigrants,” he said, according to national media reports. Hultgren said such a claim isn’t true. “I don’t think that’s true,” he said. “That illegal immigrants are getting better care than our veterans, I don’t think that’s true. I don’t know where that came from.” Hultgren said there have been some reforms, but there is “more that needs to happen.” He praised the VA for the experience he has had with his own father. “My dad’s a veteran, and so grateful for the VA,” he said. “Hines has been really good to him and also [James] Lovell [Federal Health Care Center] in North Chicago has been really great. And to me, that’s one of those that really is a model: a joint VA and DOD facility relationship with Lovell. But almost everything we’ve heard has been very positive. The quality of care is unbelievable. All the resources for our veterans are right there.”)

 

JOURNAL COURIER
— Commentary: In state politics, it’s ‘daddy dearest’ – Scott Reeder
http://myjournalcourier.com/news/106044/commentary-in-state-politics-its-daddy-dearest

 

QUAD CITIES TIMES
— Rauner put Senate Republicans in a bind – Rich Miller
http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/guest/miller-rauner-put-senate-republicans-in-a-bind/article_6b888ce9-1942-5546-8356-248e7f511b50.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— More refugees flee U.S. for Canada  Canadian advocates: U.S. is no longer a safe country – CNN  (DIERSEN: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, America has become an extremely “safe place” for those who are anti-Trump, 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 for a long time.)
http://www.mystateline.com/news/more-refugees-flee-us-for-canada/660156804
— New Yorkers rally to say, ‘Today I am a Muslim, too’  Protest took place in Times Square – ELIOTT C. MCLAUGHLIN  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote Islam.  How soon, if not already, will anti-Trumps get rid of you if you do not promote Islam?)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/new-yorkers-rally-to-say-today-i-am-a-muslim-too/660079830

 

SANGAMON SUN
— Chicago, other elite cities attracting companies away from downstate, economic columnist says – Karen Kidd
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511083012-chicago-other-elite-cities-attracting-companies-away-from-downstate-economic-columnist-says

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— DuPage GOP hopes to keep converting Democrats through common-sense policies – Michael Carroll
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511077186-dupage-gop-hopes-to-keep-converting-democrats-through-common-sense-policies
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The DuPage County Republican Party sees opportunities to expand the party’s influence in 2017 since the blue tide that gave Democrat Hillary Clinton a 15-point margin of victory in the county’s polling numbers petered out down the ballot. “We’re pretty optimistic that Republicans are going to continue being elected,” county GOP Chairman Brian Krajewski told the DuPage Policy Journal. The party will be looking to build its base as it focuses on electing Republicans running in elections in nine townships in the spring, Krajewski said. Those offices include trustees, highway commissioner, clerk and supervisor. Generally, Illinois townships are responsible for maintaining roads and bridges, assessing local property taxes, and aiding the indigent. The DuPage townships consist of Wayne, Bloomingdale, Addison, Winfield, Milton, York, Naperville, Lisle and Downers Grove. Krajewski pointed to the county GOP’s showing in the November vote, when the party picked up another seat on the county governing board. Now the board is made up of 17 Republican members vs. one Democrat. “Residents here in DuPage are comfortable with the way things are being run,” Krajewski said. Though in county voting Republican Donald Trump finished behind Clinton in the November presidential race, a majority of county voters supported the GOP candidate for state controller, Leslie Geissler Munger, over Democrat Susana Mendoza, who won the statewide race. Republicans also prevailed in county offices – state’s attorney, circuit court clerk, county auditor, coroner and recorder – Krajewski said. Indeed, Democrats did not even field candidate in the state’s attorney and coroner race in DuPage, which is adjacent to Democrat-dominated Cook County. DuPage County’s success can also be seen in the population flow from the Chicago region into the county, according to Krajewski. People are drawn by the county’s low property taxes, good schools, low crime rate and emphasis on law enforcement, he said. “A lot of Democrats switch to the Republican Party once they move here,” Krajewski said. The county GOP will focus on getting its message out in the coming year while stressing that the state’s problems are long-term and did not start when a Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner was elected two years ago. The GOP-dominated county board has also put out its governing priorities in the coming year. These priorities include cutting the size and cost of local government by merging the Elections Department and the County Clerk’s Office and keeping the DuPage Convalescent Center operating so it can continue to serve 350 county residents. Fighting heroin addiction will also be a top priority. In 2016, the county Coroner’s Office reported that opioid-related deaths in the county numbered 78 – a 53 percent increase over the number of deaths reported in the previous year. The deaths involved heroin, fentanyl and mixtures of the two. The county will also lobby to restore state funding in support of county probation costs as well focusing on easing traffic congestion and protection against flooding. In addition, county board members want to extend surcharges on wireless services, which had been set to phase out on July 1. The surcharge helps to fund 911 responses countywide.)

 

DAILY ILLINI
— Why The Daily Illini is not your enemy – Editorial  (DIERSEN: What percent of the Daily Illini staff is anti-Trump, 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://dailyillini.com/opinions/editorials/2017/02/20/editorial-daily-illini-not-enemy/

 

COLUMBIA CHRONICLE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Illinois Democrats promote abortion.
http://www.columbiachronicle.com/metro/article_c8e8ca8c-f4ba-11e6-8c95-c7fe4776a942.html

 

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— 6th Annual Feed the Need in Naperville
http://www.nctv17.com/6th-annual-feed-the-need-in-naperville/

 

EVANSTON PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats focus on getting rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that support Trump, and especially Trump supporters who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://patch.com/illinois/chicago/gabel-invites-residents-attend-seminar-protecting-our-civil-liberties

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Country Club Hills Fire Department – “Thousands of Web searches for pornography” – Hard drives wiped. – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/02/country-club-hills-fire-department-thousands-of-web-searches-for-pornography-hard-drives-wiped/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DI LEO: TRUMP THE TRUST-BUSTER? THE PRESIDENT TAKES ON THE MSM’S MONOPOLY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/trump-the-trust-buster-the-president-takes-on-the-msms-monopoly.html

 

GOPUSA
—  State Dep. officials barred from Trump-Netanyahu meeting  (DIERSEN: Of course, during the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, my Democrat superiors, my Democrat supervisors, my Democrat coworkers, and my Democrat subordinates barred me from the meetings that they held to get rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20918
— Media Lapdogs Become Rabid Attack Dogs
http://www.gopusa.com/media-lapdogs-become-rabid-attack-dogs/
— Leaked: DHS Memos Aimed at Illegal Aliens
http://www.gopusa.com/leaked-dhs-memos-aimed-at-illegal-aliens/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: Donald Trump to speak at CPAC on Friday – David Sherfinski
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/20/donald-trump-speak-cpac-friday/
— Trump stance on religious liberty leaves social conservatives nervous  Evangelicals want promise kept – Bradford Richardson
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/19/trump-stance-on-religious-liberty-leaves-social-co/

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— Trump’s Epic Press Conference Draws Cheers From the People, Jeers from the ‘Fake News’ Media – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.publiusforum.com/2017/02/19/trumps-epic-press-conference-draws-cheers-people-jeers-fake-news-media/

 

CHRISTIAN NEWS
— Judge Rules Illinois Law Banning Help for Homosexual Youth Doesn’t Apply to Pastors – Heather Clark
http://christiannews.net/2017/02/20/judge-rules-illinois-law-banning-help-for-homosexual-youth-doesnt-apply-to-pastors/

 

COLLEGE FIX
— Students could opt out of paying for liberal campus programs under Gov. Scott Walker’s budget – JACKSON RICHMAN
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/31283/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Charter Schools Are No Panacea – Eileen F. Toplansky
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/02/charter_schools_are_no_panacea.html

 

HOOVER INSTITUTE
— The End Of Identity Politics – Victor Davis Hanson
http://www.hoover.org/research/end-identity-politics

 

NEWSMAX
— Liberal Voters to Dems: Oppose Trump or ‘We Will Replace You’ – Solange Reyner
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/voters-activists-protestors-presidents-day/2017/02/19/id/774476/

 

BREITBART
— Top 10 Holdover Obama Bureaucrats President Trump Can Fire or Remove Today – MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, because I have always been a Republican, I was always on my superiors’ lists of employees who they wanted to get rid of.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. 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://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/18/top-ten-holdover-obama-bureaucrats-president-trump-can-fire-today/
— MILO Teases the Topic of His Upcoming CPAC Speech on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday – CHARLIE NASH
http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2017/02/19/milo-teases-topic-of-upcoming-cpac-speech-siriusxm-breitbart-sunday/

 

THE BLAZE
— Limbaugh obliterates the mainstream media for trying to ‘destroy’ Trump: ‘It’s not going to work’ – Chris Enloe  (DIERSEN: Who focuses on destroying individuals, organizations, and/or companies in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  I should write a book about such destroyers in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/19/limbaugh-obliterates-the-mainstream-media-for-trying-to-destroy-trump-its-not-going-to-work/
— Video surfaces of Milo Yiannopoulos defending pedophilia, ACU board reportedly not consulted on CPAC invite – Chris Enloe
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/19/video-surfaces-of-milo-yiannopoulos-defending-pedophilia-acu-board-reportedly-not-consulted-on-cpac-invite/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Rand Paul Blasts McCain’s Comments On Trump – Juliegrace Brufke
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/19/rand-paul-blasts-mccains-comments-on-trump/
— Milo Angrily Denies Defending Sex Abuse: ‘A Vile And Disgusting Crime’ – Scott Greer
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/19/milo-angrily-denies-defending-sex-abuse-a-vile-and-disgusting-crime/

 

FEDERALIST
— Barack Obama’s Group Behind Protests Around The Country – Robert Gehl
http://thefederalistpapers.org/us/barack-obamas-group-behind-protests-around-the-country

 

POLITICO
— Lewandowski: Trump’s staff has ‘not prepared’ him
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/corey-lewandowski-criticize-trump-staff-ax-files-235201

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The anti-Trump Juan Williams says “Senate GOP begins to push Trump away.”
http://thehill.com/opinion/juan-williams/320324-juan-williams-senate-gop-begins-to-push-trump-away

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Chris Wallace: Obama Didn’t Like The Media, ‘But He Never Said We Were An Enemy’ “He never went as far as President Trump has, and that’s what’s concerning.” – Rebecca Shapiro  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the media focuses on electing Democrats, on reelecting Democrats, and on defending and advancing the Democrat Party platform.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chris-wallace-reince-priebus-fake-media-enemy-of-people_us_58aa8f89e4b07602ad55fb69

 

NBC NEWS
— Russia Compiles Psychological Dossier on Trump for Putin – BILL NEELY  (DIERSEN: I should compile written psychological dossiers on my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes?)
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russia-compiles-psychological-dossier-trump-putin-n723196

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Bannon molded Breitbart into a far-right sledgehammer. How it will be wielded in the Trump era? – Manuel Roig-Franzia and Paul Farhi
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/bannon-molded-breitbart-into-a-far-right-sledgehammer-how-it-will-be-wielded-in-the-trump-era/2017/02/19/422fbed2-f704-11e6-be05-1a3817ac21a5_story.html
— Will your pension be there when you need it? – Michelle Singletary
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/get-there/wp/2017/02/20/will-your-pension-be-there-when-you-need-it/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: Ever-increasingly, pot pushers push pot.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/nyregion/retirement-medicinal-marijuana.html
— With Coverage in Peril and Obama Gone, Health Law’s Critics Go Quiet – JONATHAN MARTIN
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/us/politics/affordable-care-act-critics.html?

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Video shared ahead of CPAC shows Milo Yiannopoulos speaking fondly of relationships between men and ‘young boys’ – Nicole Hensley
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/video-shows-milo-yiannopoulos-speaking-fondly-pedophilia-article-1.2977071

 

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/19/donald-trump-not-my-presidents-day-protests/98130952/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Chris Woodyard reports on what vehicles the “wealthiest among us” drive.
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/usa-today-us-edition/20170220/281792808791954

 

TIME
— OUTSTANDING: New Homeland Security Guidelines Call for the Sweeping Detention and Deportation of Illegal Immigrants – AP
http://time.com/4676187/trump-immigrants-deportation-memo-mexico-migrants/

 

FORTUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Fortune sides with the press and against Trump.  The press sides with those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, 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 for a long time.
http://fortune.com/2017/02/20/fox-news-wallace-priebus-trump/

 

FED SMITH
— Civil Service Reform Is Coming: What Should It Be? – Jeff Neal (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. 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://www.fedsmith.com/2017/02/20/civil-service-reform-is-coming-what-should-it-be/

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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