February 22 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats disrupt Republican town hall meetings.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-gop-town-hall-protests-20170221-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Fake news versus biased and lazy news – John Stossel
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-fake-news-versus-biased-and-lazy-news/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: You might be paying for a primary you can’t vote in – Jake Griffin
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170222/news/170229697/

 

ABC7
— MEMBERS OF CPS LATINO ADVISORY COMMITTEE RESIGN IN PROTEST OF BUDGET CUTS –  Laura Podesta
http://abc7chicago.com/education/cps-latino-advisory-committee-members-resign-in-protest-of-budget-cuts/1766892/

 

NBC5
— Roskam Clarifies Signup Requirements For Tele-Town Halls After Repeated Questions
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Roskam-Clarifies-Signup-Requirements-For-Tele-Town-Halls-414434273.html
— Billions in Unclaimed Cash Due to Citizens, Businesses and Governments in Illinois  NBC5 Investigates found piles of cash unclaimed by the governments of Chicago, Cook County, even the state itself – much of it sitting around for decades. – Katy Smyser and Phil Rogers
http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/Billions-in-Unclaimed-Cash-Due-to-Citizens-Businesses-and-Governments-in-Illinois-414435703.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Want term limits? Be careful what you wish for – TIM JONES  (DIERSEN: Do you want term limits?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want term limits. They stress how much better TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois is doing now that I am not its chairman.  They stress how much better the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee is doing now that I am not one of its members. They stress how much better the Milton Township Republican Central Committee is doing now that I am not its webmaster.  They stress how much better the Illinois Center Right Coalition is doing now that I am not a member of its Steering Committee.  They stress how much better the American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter is doing now that I am not a member of its board of directors.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170222/NEWS07/170229999

 

WTTW
— Majority of CPS Latino Council Resigns Amid Budget Cuts – Matt Masterson
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/02/22/majority-cps-latino-council-resigns-amid-budget-cuts
— Local Republicans (Jay Bergman, Pat Brady, Joe Morris, Kathleen Murphy) React to President Trump’s First Month – Nick Blumberg  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats determine who speaks for Illinois Republicans.  Who speaks for Republicans in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/02/21/local-republicans-react-president-trump-s-first-month

 

OTTAWA TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the anti-Trump Ottawa Times a) acts like it is an arm of the Democrat Party and b) promotes Kinzinger and other anti-Trumps.
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/protest-planned-for-kinzinger-office/article_1b5747d2-f843-5911-bc9f-d26fae39d7ea.html

 

WSIL TV
— OUTSTANDING: Trump lays out tougher approach to illegal immigration  (DIERSEN: When will Rauner do that?  When will the Republican elected officials who run your county, your township/ward, and your municipality do that?)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34565164/trump-lays-out-tougher-approach-to-illegal-immigration
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-conservatives do everything that they can to paint Milo Yiannopoulos as being a typical conservative.
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34565195/conservative-forces-clash-in-trumps-early-days

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti Visiting Chatham Township
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/lt-governor-evelyn-sanguinetti-visiting-chatham-township
— Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti Praises Urbana Partnership
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/lieutenant-governor-praises-urbana-partnership

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Lieutenant governor Evelyn Sanguinetti praises Urbana Aquatic Center in visit – Nicole Lafond
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-02-22/lieutenant-governor-praises-urbana-aquatic-center-visit.html

 

SOUTHERN
— As AFSCME strike votes are tallied, Southern Illinois state workers pray for resolution to budget crisis – MOLLY PARKER  (DIERSEN: Virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) are a member of a church, b) attend church services, and/or give money to a church.  They do that to give themselves standing to a) destroy those like me who do not pander to them, b) destroy those like me who fail/refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or c) destroy those like me who fail/refuse to give them money.)
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/as-afscme-strike-votes-are-tallied-southern-illinois-state-workers/article_99555e8c-7e88-5789-8270-fa009429bf28.html

 

SOUTHSIDE WEEKLY
— Illinois Lottery Exacerbates Inequities in Chicago  Communities on the South and West Side buy disproportionately more lottery tickets but do not see returns to their schools – THEO GRANT-FUNCK
http://southsideweekly.com/illinois-lottery-exacerbates-inequities-chicago/

 

BELOIT DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote Obamacare.
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170222/AP/302229942
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats flood Republican town hall meetings with anti-Trumps.
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170222/AP/302229938

 

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Illinois Senators vocally oppose Trump on immigration orders – Nora Shelly  (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.)
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2017/02/22/city/illinois-senators-vocally-oppose-trump-on-immigration-orders/

 

CITY OF WHEATON
— Nominate Someone for 2017 Good Citizens Award – Lindsay Qualkenbush (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, because of the way that my question about Wheaton’s Independence Day Parades was responded to at the January 19, 2017 Wheaton State of the City Address, those who attended the event would be discouraged from nominating me for a Good Citizens Award.)
http://www.wheaton.il.us/news/pressreleases/detail.aspx?id=9762#.WK26iBHxZZI
http://www.wheaton.il.us/goodcitizen/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE: WHAT DOES THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TEACH?
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/what-does-the-catholic-church-teach-on-the-immigration-issue.html

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— THERE’S NOTHING FREE – Walter E. Williams  (DIERSEN: To get their votes, Democrats always promise voters that they will a) use government to take money away from Republicans and b) use government to give that money to Democrats.)
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/business/theres-nothing-free/

 

NEWSMAX
— CPAC Looking More Like Trump’s Vision – Greg Richter (DIERSEN: TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter now look far more like my critics’/opponents’ vision.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/CPAC-conservatives-meeting-Washington/2017/02/21/id/774884/
— Poll: 80 Percent of Americans Back Sanctuary City Crackdown
http://www.newsmax.com/US/sanctuary-cities-illegals-feds/2017/02/21/id/774826/

 

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Seek Reconciliation – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have lots of religious, government, political, and financial clout. They are not interested in reconciliation.  They want to destroy a) me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS email, b) those who do not pander to them, c) those who do not serve as one of their operatives or as one of their dupes, d) those who do not give them money, and e) those who share my demographics.  My critics/opponents have always taken advantage of the fact that I forgive those who trespass against me.)
http://devotions.lccharities.org/2017/02/22/seek-reconciliation-part-1/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Milo needs ‘moral chains’ – Trevor Thomas
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/02/milo_needs_moral_chains.html

 

GOPUSA
— Farrakhan slammed both Democrats and Trump in Detroit
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20965
— NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) Comes (Almost) to CPAC (DIERSEN: Every year, CPAC becomes more and more and more Libertarian.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21045
— Flynn went down for comments, so why not McCain?  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, members of the following groups glorify and praise McCain: 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/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21017
— Ex-Mexican official to avenge Trump by jamming courts
http://www.gopusa.com/ex-mexican-official-to-avenge-trump-by-jamming-courts/
— Fighting for the Falsely Accused  (DIERSEN: Who fights for you?  Who falsely accuses you?  The following falsely accuse me: those who 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 and/or 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/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21024

 

FOX NEWS
— Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky Shares Stage with Convicted Terrorist, Responsible for the Murder of 2 Israeli Students
http://nation.foxnews.com/2017/02/21/congresswoman-shares-stage-convicted-terrorist-responsible-murder-2-israeli-students

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Milo Yiannopoulos is destructive to conservatism – Laurie Higgins  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am “destructive to conservatism.”  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 and/or 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/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/milo-yiannopoulos-is-destructive-to-conservatism

 

ONE NEWS NOW
— Obama, Islamists forcing mosque on Christian refugees – Michael F. Haverluck
https://www.onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2017/02/22/obama-islamists-forcing-mosque-on-christian-refugees
— Congressman: Not fooled by ‘grassroots’ protests – Steve Jordahl
https://www.onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2017/02/22/congressman-not-fooled-by-grass-roots-protests

 

BREITBART
— Maxine Waters: Trump’s Administration, Associates Are ‘a Bunch of Scumbags’ – Pam Key
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/02/21/maxine-waters-trumps-administration-associates-are-a-bunch-of-scumbags/

 

BLAZE
— CPAC, liberal media need a lesson in free speech – Justin Haskins  (DIERSEN: Yiannopoulos promotes Liberal and Libertarian values, not conservative values.)
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/cpac-liberal-media-need-a-lesson-in-free-speech/
— Trump admin to scale back on rule expanding Title IX protection to transgender students – Kaitlyn Schallhorn
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/21/report-trump-admin-to-scale-back-on-rule-expanding-title-ix-protection-to-transgender-students/

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— PAT BUCHANAN: I would not have invited him, but let me say this. There is an element of humor here if CPAC is going to show off the terrible speech codes being imposed on campuses that don’t let Milo speak, and then they don’t let Milo speak. Ha ha, what is that comedian that says you can’t make this stuff up!
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/02/21/pat_buchanan_mocks_cpac_for_censoring_milos_talk_on_liberal_censorship_cant_make_this_stuff_up.html

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Conservatism’s future in the age of Trump – W. JAMES ANTLE III (DIERSEN: Who promotes conservative values in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America. The more that you do to promote conservative values, the harder that members of the following groups work to destroy you: 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/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/conservatisms-future-in-the-age-of-trump/article/2615157

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Left-Wing Front Groups Make Anti-Trump Money Untraceable – Lachlan Markay (DIERSEN: What are the left-wing front groups in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
http://freebeacon.com/issues/left-wing-front-groups-make-anti-trump-money-untraceable/
— Feds Paid $1 Billion in Social Security Benefits to Individuals Without a SSN – Elizabeth Harrington  (DIERSEN: My Social Security is dramatically reduced because I get a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension.  My CSRS pension is dramatically reduced because my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
http://freebeacon.com/issues/feds-paid-1-billion-social-security-benefits-individuals-without-ssn/
— Nikki Haley Denounces UN’s ‘Outrageously Biased’ Resolutions Against Israel – Sam Dorman  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps are anti-Israel.)
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/nikki-haley-denounces-uns-outrageously-biased-resolutions-against-israel/
— Clinton Donor Quits CIA Because of Trump, Says Decision Not About Politics – Brent Scher  (DIERSEN: In 1971, I became a federal employee because Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted.  Oldsmobile withdrew that job offer because it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.  My employer at the time, Firestone Stores, had fired me because I had accepted Oldsmobile’s job offer.)
http://freebeacon.com/politics/clinton-donor-quits-cia-because-of-trump-says-decision-not-about-politics/

 

THE HILL
— Republicans at risk in 2018 steering clear of town halls – SCOTT WONG AND CRISTINA MARCOS  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats disrupt Republican town hall meetings.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/320558-republicans-at-risk-in-2018-steering-clear-of-town-halls

 

POLITICO
— Facebook to aid CPAC as it courts conservatives – TONY ROMM and NANCY SCOLA (DIERSEN: Every year, CPAC becomes more and more and more Libertarian.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/facebook-aid-cpac-courts-conservatives-235256
— Yiannopoulos flap casts pall over CPAC  The onetime signature event for conservatives has been riven by charges of celebrity- and profit-seeking. – ELIANA JOHNSON (DIERSEN: Every year, CPAC becomes more and more and more Libertarian.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/cpac-conservatives-milo-yiannopoulos-235251
— GOP lessons from the latest round of brutal town halls  As Republicans face hostile crowds at town halls nationwide, Rep. Dave Brat offered one possible blueprint for survival. – KYLE CHENEY (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats disrupt Republican town hall meetings.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/republicans-congress-town-hall-235255

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats disrupt Republican town hall meetings.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/us/politics/town-hall-protests-obamacare.html
— Trump Uses His Tee Times for a Mix of Diplomacy and Recreation – MARK LANDLERFE
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/us/trump-golf-mar-a-lago.html
— President Trump Wants a Wall? Mexico Is It – Eduardo Porter
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/business/economy/mexico-immigration-border-wall.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Milo Is the Mini-Donald.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/opinion/milo-is-the-mini-donald.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump administration rule on anonymous sources: Okay for us, not so okay for you – Erik Wemple  (DIERSEN: One of my critics/opponents in Wheaton who has lots of religious, government, political, and financial clout, justifies his belittling me and insulting me in public a) by relying on anonymous sources and b) by relying on what these anonymous sources have said to him about me.  Should I demand that he put in writing the names of his anonymous sources and exactly what they said to him about me?  Because he is an elected official, should I file a FOIA request?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2017/02/21/trump-administration-rule-on-anonymous-sources-okay-for-us-not-so-okay-for-you/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “In the 33 days so far, we’ve counted 132 false or misleading claims.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-claims/
— At CPAC, conservatism betrayed – Kathleen Parker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/at-cpac-conservatism-betrayed/2017/02/21/3c388ddc-f881-11e6-9845-576c69081518_story.html
— After refusing to watch LGBT diversity video, Social Security judge sues to avoid being fired – Derek Hawkins
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/02/21/after-refusing-to-watch-lgbt-diversity-video-social-security-judge-sues-to-avoid-being-fired/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Citing his First Amendment rights and religious protections under the Civil Rights Act, a Social Security Administration judge in Texas who refused to watch an LGBT diversity training video is suing his superiors to avoid being fired, saying he was subject to a “religiously hostile work environment.”  Judge Gary Suttles said in a complaint filed Thursday in federal court in Texas that the Social Security Administration, or SSA, should be barred from taking any disciplinary action against him at least until his religious discrimination claims are heard by a federal employment panel. “The agency has wholly failed to work in good faith to reasonably accommodate Judge Suttles’ sincerely held religious belief against watching” the video, the complaint says. The agency violated his rights, the complaint says, “by discriminating against him on the basis of his religion, creating a religiously hostile work environment,” and by “retaliating against him for his protected activity of seeking a religious accommodation.” A representative from the SSA was not immediately available for comment on Tuesday. Suttles’s case comes amid a sweeping expansion of LGBT rights, during which courts have ruled against bakers, florists and others who say anti-discrimination measures clash with their religious liberties. Social conservatives and some Christians argue that the government should not be able to force them to offer their services to same-sex couples, and they have sought religious freedom exemptions as recourse. Some of the most high-profile cases have played out in the business world, including a lawsuit against a Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. But government officials have drawn attention for their defiance, too, among them Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses in violation of a Supreme Court ruling. Suttles was hired as an administrative law judge in the Houston District office of the SSA in 2005. In the time since, he has never received a reprimand or warning, his complaint says. In May, one of the office’s directors sent an email ordering employees to watch a video called “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community.” The 17-minute video included a message from the agency commissioner and “a brief session on tips for increasing cultural awareness in a diverse and inclusive environment,” according to the complaint. The email said the SSA was responding to a 2011 executive order from President Obama that instructed federal agencies to develop new workplace diversity and inclusion plans. Suttles wasted no time telling the office director he would not watch the video. “I am already fully aware to treat all persons with respect and dignity and have done so my entire life,” he said in an email the next day, according to the complaint. “Furthermore, this type of government indoctrination training does not comport with my religious views and I object on that basis as well. Monica Anderson, the hearing office’s chief administrative law judge, responded with a sharply-worded message giving Suttles a “direct order” to watch the training video. “Failure to follow this directive may lead to disciplinary action,” the chief judge said, according to the complaint. Anderson also denied Suttles’s request for a religious accommodation, saying the agency needed to ensure “all employees know about and comply with this.” The back and forth carried on for a few months. Suttles suggested that the agency give him a pass by allowing him to take a professional ethics course or “alternative diversity” course that “did not deal with such a specific community of people.” Anderson declined, proposing instead that Suttles read a transcript of the video. Suttles again refused. “Judge Suttles continued to refuse to watch the mandatory,” the complaint says, “because it is the substantive content of which, not the medium by which the content was delivered that violates his faith.” By the fall, Suttles’s case had made its way to the regional chief administrative law judge, who issued an official reprimand and warned Suttles that “future acts of misconduct” could result in more serious punishment, including removal from the job. (Administrative law judges, unlike federal court judges under Article III of the Constitution do not have life tenure.) The reprimand barred Suttles from working from home or requesting a job transfer for one year, according to the complaint. Suttles claims the action was retaliatory. He reported the episode to an Equal Employment Opportunity counselor, alleging the agency violated his First Amendment right to free exercise of religion, as well as his rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on several factors, including religion. According to the complaint, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will not finish its initial review of his case until mid-March. In the meantime, the deadline for Suttles to watch the video has lapsed. The judge said the agency “has made it quite evident that it does not intend to wait” to discipline him. Suttles says he will suffer “irreparable harm” unless the court prevents the agency from disciplining him or forcing him to watch the video. Though his complaint describes a “sterling work record,” Suttles was criticized and investigated by the SSA in 2015 after he scoffed at a Gulf War veteran’s post-traumatic stress disorder during a disability benefits hearing. Suttles questioned whether the veteran, a 44-year-old who served as a fueler on an aircraft carrier, had experienced true trauma during the war. “I mean, hey, you were in the Navy. You weren’t even fighting on the ground,” Suttles told him, according to the Austin American-Statesman. “To me it would have been exciting. What do you mean stressful?” The remarks were condemned by veterans groups at the time. The SSA ultimately rejected calls to temporarily remove Suttles from his job.)

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Missing the Meaning of Trump  Liberals desperately pretend his rise is a message from Russia, not voters. – HOLMAN W. JENKINS, JR.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/missing-the-meaning-of-trump-1487723030
— In Refugees, Companies Find a Talent Pool – Kelsey Gee (DIERSEN: What percent of employers in America would rather hire a refugee than a citizen of America?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-refugees-firms-find-talent-pooland-training-challenges-1487678408

 

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump glorifies and praises illegals.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/02/21/trump-deportation-raid-immigration-texas-raul-reyes-column/98130790/

 

WJLA
— Sitting U.S. president to attend CPAC for first time in 9 years – John Gonzalez  (DIERSEN: I was there.)
http://wjla.com/news/local/sitting-us-president-to-attend-cpac-for-first-time-in-9-years

 

EASTON COURIER
— Murphy calls for investigation after deaths at Connecticut sober houses – Chris Murphy  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who is responsible for oversight of Butterfly Garden (
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/01/18/wheaton-city-council-approves-facility-for-single-moms-at-former-wheaton-inn/a5r6lc4/) in Wheaton?  ANSWER: Wheaton’s Mayor Michael Gresk, the five Wheaton City Council members who voted to approve it, and Wheaton’s attorney James Knippen.)
http://www.eastoncourier.com/51613/murphy-calls-for-investigation-after-deaths-at-connecticut-sober-houses/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Following a recent string of overdoses that have occurred in Connecticut sober houses, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) have called on the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate federal and state oversight of sober living homes, and determine whether additional oversight is necessary. In a letter to Comptroller General of the United States Gene Dodaro, Murphy outlined the gravity of the opioid epidemic in Connecticut and emphasized that a GAO review of sober homes would be helpful in understanding the role they play in helping Americans recover from substance use disorders. “Connecticut is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. The Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner projected that almost 900 residents in my state would die from an overdose in 2016. This is more than double what it was just four years ago,” wrote Murphy. “Unfortunately, there have been several recent overdoses that have occurred in Connecticut sober houses. These deaths have raised questions about these facilities and the GAO review will be helpful in determining whether state and federal policymakers should consider additional oversight.” Most recently, a Ridgefield man and Danbury woman died within a span of two weeks from drug overdoses at a sober house in Torrington.)

 

DAILY BEAST
— Bill Maher Takes Credit for Milo Yiannopoulos’s Fall  (DIERSEN: Who takes credit for your falls?  I should write a book abut those who take credit for my falls and/or who hint/imply/argue/shout that I cause all my own problems.)
http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/02/22/bill-maher-takes-credit-for-milo-yiannopoulos-s-fall.html
— Why Is Facebook Helping Fund CPAC?  The social networking giant caught all kinds of flak for its role in the 2016 election. But that isn’t stopping it from bankrolling a huge, often-controversial conservative confab. – Betsy Woodruff  (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes.)
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/21/why-is-facebook-helping-fund-cpac.html

 

THE WEEK
— There’s a CPAC panel called ‘If Heaven has a gate, a wall, and extreme vetting, why can’t America?’
http://theweek.com/speedreads/681592/theres-cpac-panel-called-heaven-gate-wall-extreme-vetting-why-cant-america
— Conservatives converge on D.C. for annual CPAC confab (DIERSEN: Every year, CPAC becomes more and more and more Libertarian.)
http://theweek.com/speedreads/681589/conservatives-converge-dc-annual-cpac-confab

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Principals to Bar Immigration Agents From Chicago Schools  Chicago Public Schools has instructed its principals not to let federal immigration agents inside district buildings without a criminal warrant. – AP
http://www.usnews.com/news/illinois/articles/2017-02-22/principals-to-bar-immigration-agents-from-chicago-schools

 

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
— Iowa Bill Would Force Universities to Consider Political Affiliation in Faculty Hiring – Peter Schmidt (DIERSEN: Virtually all employers in America are Democrat, Libertarian, Green, or RINO.  They despise if not hate Republicans. (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.chronicle.com/article/Iowa-Bill-Would-Force/239261

 

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION
— 25 Years Without a Raise  At Youngstown State, adjuncts marked the anniversary with a cake. – Colleen Flaherty   (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always been furious that my salary as a federal employee 1966-1969 and 1971-1997 increased every year because of cost of living adjustments, step increases, and/or promotions, except in 1980 when I took an $18,847 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO.  In today’s dollars: $15.56/hour (GS-4) in 1966 when I was 18 years old, $44,853 (GS-7) in 1971, $54,864 (GS-9) in 1972, $66,379 (GS-11) in 1973, $79,653 (GS-12) in 1974, $90,171 in 1979 (GS-12 Step 5), $94,610 in 1986 (GS-13), and $122,991 (GS-13 Step 10) in 1997.)
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/02/22/youngstown-state-adjuncts-celebrate-25-years-without-raise

 

EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
— Are You Paying Attention to Your Community’s Needs? – Tim Gallagher  (DIERSEN: Who pays attention to your community’s needs?  Should I pay more attention to Wheaton’s needs?  Should I draw more attention to what those who run Wheaton do and do not do?)
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/columns/business-of-news-are-you-paying-attention-to-your-communitys-needs/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If the 2016 election taught the newspaper industry one thing, it’s that we don’t know what’s important to many people in our communities. Yes, we publish letters to the editor and do “man on the street” reaction to major news stories. But we learned in the voting results of 2016 that there are a lot of issues crucial to the people in our communities that don’t make a typical news narrative.  To hold onto a badge of relevancy, we need to change this. We need to convene the community in conversation about what really matters, even when it is on no one’s council or school board agenda.)

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— What the Richest Americans are Driving Now – Brad Tuttle
http://time.com/money/4676840/what-the-richest-americans-are-driving-now/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Unlike Obama, Voters Say Media No Help to Trump  (DIERSEN: The media a) wants Democrats, Libertarians, and Greens to succeed and b) wants Republicans to fail.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/media/unlike_obama_voters_say_media_no_help_to_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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