February 21 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Wheaton Mayor Mike Gresk and DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin spoke very highly of DuPage County District 4 Board Member Grant Eckhoff at his outstanding fundraiser Tuesday evening, February 21, 2017 at Choun’s Restaurant in Wheaton.  The 75+ attendees included Almiron, Anderson, Atkinson, Bibbiano, Bucholz, Carlson, Cherry, Crane, Dabrowski, Demos, Falbo, Fichtner, Formento, Grant, Hinds, Kachiroubas, Keller, Krzyzewski, Lofgren, McCluskey, McGowen, McKillip, Mendrick, Noonan, Rash, Ryan, Scalzo, Schillerstrom, Tornatore, Zaruba, and Zay. Honorary event chairmen included Cronin, Curran, Cuzzone, Elliott, Grogan, and Ruscitti. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— PARENTS PACK NEW TRIER HS BOARD MEETING ABOUT CIVIL RIGHTS SEMINAR DAY – John Garcia
http://abc7chicago.com/news/parents-pack-new-trier-board-meeting-about-civil-rights-seminar-day/1764741/

 

NBC5
— Where’s Your Illinois Congressman This Week? – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-elected-officials-town-halls-414428603.html
— Where is Gov. Bruce Rauner?  Traditionally, after the budget address, the governor travels to promote his budget agenda, but not this year – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Where-is-Gov-Bruce-Rauner-414410683.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— White House set for ‘big immigration launch’ to focus on DHS memos, official says
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/237044371-story

 

WLS AM
— Racial controversy at New Trier High School. – John Dempsey
http://www.wlsam.com/2017/02/21/racial-controversy-at-new-trier-high-school/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— 8 arrested at end of anti-Trump protest downtown Chicago – William Lee
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-trump-protest-chicago-loop-20170221-story.html
— Cook County Sheriff’s office has ‘no interest’ in joining federal immigration efforts – Zach Stafford  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats treasonously a) encourage people to come to America illegally, b) encourage people to stay in America illegally, and c) encourage people to bring other people to America illegally.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-sheriff-dart-immigration-crackdown-met-20170221-story.html
— CPS tells principals not to allow immigration officials in schools without warrant – Juan Perez Jr. (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats treasonously a) encourage people to come to America illegally, b) encourage people to stay in America illegally, and c) encourage people to bring other people to America illegally.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-schools-immigration-enforcement-met-20170221-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: “New immigration enforcement rules worry” those who are in America illegally.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-immigrant-deportation-st-0222-20170221-story.html
— Hundreds attend meeting on upcoming New Trier civil rights seminar day – Kathy Routliffe
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/winnetka/news/ct-wtk-new-trier-diversity-support-tl-0223-20170220-story.html
— Caterpillar: A wake-up call for Illinois – Scott R. Gryder
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-business-abandon-illinois-good-reason-perspec-0222-20170221-story.html
— A plan for Trump’s feds in Chicago – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-chicago-crime-kass-0222-20170221-column.html
— College conservatives got played by Milo Yiannopoulos – Alyssa Rosenberg  (DIERSEN: Yiannopoulos is more of a Libertarian than a Republican.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-milo-yiannopoulos-college-conservatives-cpac-20170221-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-lords-prayer-garrison-keillor-20170221-story.html
— What’s next for Trump’s war against the free press? – Clarence Page  (DIERSEN: One could ask what’s next for Gresk’s war against Dave Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-trump-media-war-fake-news-perspec-0222-20170221-column.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: U.S. to expand pool of people targeted for deportation – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-administration-reveals-details-of-deportation-plans/
— Surviving Trump: Ex-Blagojevich aide’s tips for White House staff  (DIERSEN: Have you been fired from a paid job, and if so, why?  Constructively, my Democrat GAO superiors fired me in 1997 when I was 49 years old by forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” because since 1988, I had been an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation and because I had complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and retaliation before then. My Chicago Heights Firestone Store Manager fired me in 1971 immediately after I told him that I had accepted a job offer from Oldsmobile.  Constructively, my Democrat Park Forest Post Office superiors fired me in 1969 because I could only commit to be available to work Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and all days that NIU was not in session.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/a-former-blagojevich-aides-survival-guide-for-trump-staffers/amp/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Absorb the “boss’ anger and craziness.” Focus on doing your job well, and ignore the “circus in the West Wing.” And don’t be afraid to tell the president “no” — if it means stopping “stupid things from happening.”  That’s Bradley Tusk’s advice for newly appointed members of the Trump Administration. “If you’re not willing to fight — and to be fired for it — don’t take the job,” Tusk writes in an article published on inc.com. Tusk figures he knows what he’s talking about. At 29, he was named Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s deputy governor, a position for which he says he was “totally unqualified.”)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Millions could be deported under new immigration enforcement policies – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170221/news/170229734/
–Lake County leaders hold summit to promote inclusiveness (DIERSEN: Anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries use “Inclusiveness” to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, 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://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170221/news/170229815/
— Wheeling changes policy after Argiris’ spending, SUV use questioned – Chacour Koop
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170221/news/170229754/#autoplay
— DuPage sheriff looks to replace aging dash cameras – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170221/news/170229772/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Obamacare repeal could cost Cook $300 million a year – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170221/BLOGS02/170229982/obamacare-repeal-could-cost-cook-300-million-a-year
— What cities and towns want out of Springfield – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170221/BLOGS02/170229988/illinois-municipal-league-issues-springfield-agenda

 

BOND BUYER
— Chicago Transit’s Capital Problem
http://www.bondbuyer.com/news/regionalnews/chicago-transits-capital-problem-1125847-1.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Survey: Business executives’ optimism surges under Trump  76% of respondents see positive impact on business – AARON SMITH
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/survey-business-executives-optimism-surges-under-trump/660763616

 

STATELINE
— Swedish capital rocked by riots  Officers were forced to call in reinforcements – IVAN WATSON AND LAUREN SAID-MOORHOUSE
http://www.mystateline.com/news/swedish-capital-rocked-by-riots/660845460

 

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Party politics dominates representatives’ votes – Ron Gore
http://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/gore-party-politics-dominates-representatives-votes/article_f885a181-1319-5b2e-a51a-ed6fd4cbf980.html

 

ILLINOIS PUBLIC MEDIA
— Sanguinetti Lauds Urbana Schools, Park District Cooperation – BRIAN MOLINE AND JIM MEADOWS
http://will.illinois.edu/news/story/sanguinetti-lauds-urbana-schools-park-district-cooperation

 

ILLINOIS HOMEPAGE
— School/park districts get nod from Lt Gov Evelyn Sanguinetti – Luke Ray
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/schoolpark-districts-get-nod-from-lt-gov/660915354

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: Bill would mandate E-verify checks for Missouri businesses – AP (DIERSEN: What about Illinois?)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/21/bill-would-mandate-e-verify-checks-for-missouri-bu/

 

NEWSMAX
— Homeland Security Reveals Plans for Crackdown on Illegal Immigrants – Mark Swanson
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/trump-illegal-immigrant-crackdown/2017/02/21/id/774746/

 

GOPUSA
— Refugees in US to cost taxpayers billions in 2017
http://www.gopusa.com/refugees-in-us-to-cost-taxpayers-billions-in-2017/
— Riot breaks out in Stockholm suburb the President referred to in speech about refugee problems
http://www.gopusa.com/riot-breaks-out-in-stockholm-suburb-the-president-referred-to-in-speech-about-refugee-problems/
— Lindsey Graham tells world leaders that 2017 must be year of ‘kicking Russia in the ass’
http://www.gopusa.com/lindsey-graham-tells-world-leaders-that-2017-must-be-year-of-kicking-russia-in-the-ass/
— Trump denounces bigotry, anti-Semitism in African-American museum tour
http://www.gopusa.com/trump-denounces-bigotry-anti-semitism-in-african-american-museum-tour/

 

DAILY CALLER
— MSNBC Host Immediately Ends Segment After Guest Says ‘I Want Trump To Succeed’ – Christian Datoc
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/21/msnbc-host-immediately-ends-segment-after-guest-says-i-want-trump-to-succeed-video/
— CIA Analyst Who Quit Over Trump Is A Hillary Donor – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/21/cia-analyst-who-quit-over-trump-is-a-hillary-donor/

 

RED STATE
— CPAC: Where Compromise Replaces Conservatism  (DIERSEN: Every year, CPAC becomes more and more and more Libertarian.)
http://www.redstate.com/diary/stridentconservative/2017/02/21/cpac-compromise-replaces-conservatism/

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— 6 White House Staffers Get the Axe After… FBI Background Checks – JENNI FINK  (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background check, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, and/or g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree.)
http://ijr.com/2017/02/806589-6-white-house-staffers-get-the-axe-after-fbi-background-checks/

 

THE HILL
— Trump steps up deportation push – JORDAN FABIAN AND RAFAEL BERNAL
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/320564-trump-steps-up-deportation-push

 

CBS NEWS
— Amid Obamacare repeal efforts, Republicans facing hostile constituents back home – Chip Reid  (DIERSEN: To what extend is Obamacare an effort to make those who have more money pay more money for healthcare for those who have less money?)
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/amid-obamacare-repeal-efforts-republicans-facing-hostile-constituents-back-home/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s America will be on vivid display at” CPAC.  Not really, because every year, CPAC becomes more and more and more Libertarian.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/trumps-america-will-be-on-vivid-display-at-annual-conservative-gathering/2017/02/21/071db726-f7a5-11e6-9845-576c69081518_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps blame Trump for riots in Sweden.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/02/21/riots-erupt-in-swedens-capital-just-days-after-trump-comments/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps glorify and praise federal employees who leave because of Trump.  Anti-Trumps would glorify and praise a) my Democrat GAO superiors who 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, b) my Democrat IRS superiors who did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims, and c) my Democrat Post Office superiors who forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-didnt-think-id-ever-leave-the-cia-but-because-of-trump-i-quit/2017/02/20/fd7aac3e-f456-11e6-b9c9-e83fce42fb61_story.html

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— OUTSTANDING: Social Security judge sues government over required LGBT video – Gabrielle Banks
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Social-Security-judge-sues-government-over-10949203.php

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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