February 26 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Before Oscars, Trump attacks New York Times Academy Awards ad – Lynn Sweet  (DIERSEN: What if the Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee passed a resolution by weighted vote calling for Rauner to work with Trump?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/before-oscars-trump-attacks-new-york-times-academy-awards-ad/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: GOV. BRUCE RAUNER’S TRUMP ALLERGY  Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, in Washington for Republican Governors Association meetings on Sunday – remains allergic to anything having to do with Trump and is skipping the Sunday Trump ball at the White House.  A spokesman for the Illinois Republican Party said Rauner was returning to Illinois on Sunday. For the record, as long as I am on Rauner: His political and government spokesmen declined to answer questions about why Rauner skipped the National Governors Association conference but did come to D.C. to huddle with the RGA – the political organization which exists to elect GOP governors.)

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the Democrat media attacks Trump.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-hates-media-attacking-perspec-0226-20170224-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the anti-Jewish Democrat Party tries to turn Jews against Trump.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-trump-jewish-antisemitism-bannon-huppke-20170224-story.html
— Politics at the Oscars and the Trump piñata – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-oscars-kass-0226-20170224-column.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) encourage foreign countries to send their children to America illegally and b) use those children as cannon fodder.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-immigrant-juvenile-detention-center-met-20170223-story.html
— Know your candidates before voting – Michael H. Prueter, Naperville  (DIERSEN: How long has your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain held that position?  How well does he/she know the candidates?  I have been the DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 Republican Committeeman since 1999.  How active is your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain in your township/ward/county party organization?  Since 1999, I have the best record by far for attending Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) meetings and events. Sadly, the DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC) does not allow DuPage County Republican Precinct Committeemen to attend its meetings.  However, since 1999, I have one of the best records for attending DCRCC events.  Further, since 1999, I have one of the best records among rank-and-file Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains for attending Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee meetings and events.  I attended the IRP State Party Conventions as a delegate in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016.  I served on the IRP Platform and Resolutions Committee in 2008. The aforesaid, plus my serving as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman for almost 7 years 2005-2012, as the MTRCC webmaster for 6 years 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member for 4 years 2003-2007, and as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, I have a very strong basis on which to form opinions on Republican activists, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican party leaders, Republican major donors, Republican political consultants, etc., especially in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-voice-letters-opinion-st-0226-20170225-story.html
(FROM THE LETTER: Local city and township elections are coming Tuesday. Do people really know who they are voting for? Many people are swayed by signs and advertising but don’t really know the quality and abilities of the candidates. The Naperville Township Low Tax Team has excellent incumbent and new candidates on the slate. Rachel Ossyra is the township supervisor and has done an excellent job of keeping taxes down and services at an optimal level. She has been an international business executive, and develops and maintains budgets, manages the township with professionalism, and has earned the support of the people of Naperville Township. She is an excellent public official and deserves to be re-elected. The team of trustees is also a good mix of incumbents and new people who will represent the township with solid backgrounds in business and public service. As a former GOP chairman, I have worked with many great elected officials and party committeemen and supported many of them. People really need to find out who their elected officials are at every level of government and learn about the candidates. It is their local government and their tax money being spent.)
— Political or politically correct? – Wayne Lela, Downers Grove
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-voice-letters-opinion-st-0226-20170225-story.html
(FROM THE LETTER: Got a kick out of “Toby Keith decried as too ‘political’ for Naperville Ribfest.” I mean, really, we wouldn’t want too much diversity! One big reason Trump handily beat Clinton was that a lot of decent, moral people are getting really fed up with liberal hypocrisy, liberal judgmentalism, liberal self-righteousness, liberal name-calling, liberal violence and hate, liberal intolerance and liberal bullying. We need to encourage the “politically correct” mob to keep opening their mouths so they can make fools of themselves. We’ll keep winning elections, and they can look in the mirror to see the losers that they are.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville anti-Trumps promote Islam big time.  How soon will these anti-Trumps succeed in getting Naperville to banish those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that do not promote Islam?
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-moms-circle-islamic-center-st-0226-20170224-story.html
— Mark Giangreco’s penalty for anti-Trump tweet a wake-up call for media members – Phil Rosenthal
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-mark-giangreco-anti-trump-suspension-spt-0227-20170226-column.html
— AOL could get a new crop of customers – Hayley Tsukayama  (DIERSEN HEADLINE: I have been an AOL customer since January of 1995.  Many of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for that.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/technology/ct-aol-verizon-new-customers-wp-bsi-20170226-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Our election duty to get informed – Editorial  (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents, to their operatives, and to their dupes who focus on discouraging everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want everyone to know only what they tell them, no more and no less.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170225/discuss/170229152/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow over their success in getting evangelicals to promote LGBTQ activity, that is, Democrats crow over their success in getting evangelicals to promote the anti-evangelical Democrat Party.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170226/discuss/170229235/
— Endorsement: Chapa LaVia, Guzman for Aurora mayor in primary
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170226/discuss/170229151/

 

WGN RADIO
— The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 2/26/17 – JASMINE COOPER
http://wgnradio.com/2017/02/26/the-sunday-spin-politics-with-rick-pearson-full-show-22617/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: After that, Brad Cole chimes in on the show. Brad is the executive director of the Illinois Municipal League–the state association of municipal governments. Brad will update us on the IML’s 2017 legislative agenda and how it ties into the so-called “grand bargain” that state senators are discussing in Springfield. And for our final guest, we’ll catch up with our good friend of the show,Christopher Mooney. Chris is the director of the Institute of Government and Policy at the University of Illinois and we’ll talk about the “grand bargain” talks, the 2018 race for governor and much, much more.)

 

WBEZ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote LGBTQ activity. Democrats run Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois.  How soon will they first banish from Chicago, then banish from Cook County, and then banish from all of Illinois those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that do not promote LGBTQ activity?
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicagoans-rally-to-support-trans-rights-after-trump-rescinds-student-protections/b4f1b5d2-50e9-4d00-a29b-a6ccdfad7467

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— It’s time for penance at the Capitol – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170225/our-view-its-time-for-penance-at-capitol
— Rauner’s office: Gov spends 55% of Illinois nights at Mansion – Brian Robbins
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170225/rauners-office-gov-spends-55-of-illinois-nights-at-mansion

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Civility lacking at budget address – Jim Soeldner, Ellsworth
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/opinion/mailbag/civility-lacking-at-budget-address/article_ee168269-15c7-5e9f-99ee-e90d60be8d6f.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Highest pay in nation not good enough for Illinois workers – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article134721029.html
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: Someone apparently needs to check the state of Illinois’ email system, because the 38,000 members of the American Federation of State, Callous, Me-First Employees failed to get the three messages from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner that this state is so broke that we are in a crisis and cannot afford another $3 billion a year in raises. The state’s largest employee union authorized a strike rather than take the same deal 20 other state unions already accepted. They were the nation’s highest-paid state workers at $63,660 in 2015, which is double your private sector average Illinois salary of $32,206. Not to mention, they only work 37.5 hours a week, pay about one-fourth of their platinum health care coverage while taxpayers put in $15,000 a year and their early retirements at age 50 and their premium pensions are the main reasons Illinois taxpayers face a $130 billion liability. It would be interesting to see them strike and watch what happens next. The folks manning the prisons and responsible for law enforcement can’t walk off, so public safety would be OK. Illinois can legally replace striking workers, and Rauner’s office said there are already 18,000 applicants, including 2,000 veterans. The unholy alliance between the state’s Democratic majority and the state employees financing their campaigns is what put us in the $130 billion pension hole and with $12.4 billion in unpaid state bills. We are fools if we make the tax burden even worse in Illinois, which already has the nation’s highest state and local taxes. Jobs and workers are already fleeing Illinois. Missouri gains 20 people a day from Illinois, so which area with the largest population concentration outside Chicagoland stands to suffer the most? Illinois property taxes last year averaged more than double Missouri’s. Missouri just became a right to work state. That rumble you hear is the sound of even more moving vans starting. The thud that follows would be state AFSCME workers refusing to get out of the way.)

 

NEWSMAX
— OUTSTANDING: Renewed U.S. Crackdown Will Kill Jobs, Damage $6 Billion Marijuana Industry  (DIERSEN: Those who promote pot in America want to destroy America.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/StreetTalk/Marijuana-Pot-Crackdown-White-House/2017/02/24/id/775399/

 

BREITBART
— Economist: 41 Percent of White, Working-Class Men Have Abandoned Work – KATIE MCHUGH
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/23/economist-41-percent-of-white-working-class-men-have-abandoned-work/

 

TOWNHALL
— Left-Wing Attendees Disrupt Opening Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance at Louisiana Town Hall – Guy Bensonn
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2017/02/24/watch-leftwing-attendees-heckle-opening-prayer-disrupt-pledge-of-allegiance-at-louisiana-town-hall-n2289776

 

GOPUSA
— Franklin Graham says NFL and NBA have lost their minds backing transgender rights
http://www.gopusa.com/franklin-graham-says-nfl-and-nba-have-lost-their-minds-backing-transgender-rights/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— ‘Big Government’ Is Ever Growing, on the Sly – GEORGE WILL
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/445230/federal-government-growth-continues-while-federal-employee-numbers-hold

 

CONSERVATIVE DAILY POST
— Gov. Brown Signs Next Sanctuary Bill, $115M Cut From Middle Class Education For Illegals Instead – Matthew Bernstein
https://conservativedailypost.com/gov-brown-signs-next-sanctuary-bill-115m-cut-middle-class-education-illegals-instead/

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— New York Times Reporter Glenn Thrush Keeps Interrupting Sean Spicer. So the Press Sec. Fires Back with a Lesson in Manners – MIKE MILLER (DIERSEN: I have been a reporter for GOPUSA since 2000.  What do you say to Democrats and Democrat plants, to Libertarians and Libertarian plants, to Greens and Green plants, and to RINOs who treat me in public like I am Glenn Thrush?  I should write a book about the times that they have done that, including at the January 19, 2017 Wheaton Chamber of Commence State of the City Address.)
http://ijr.com/2017/02/810485-ny-times-reporter-keeps-interrupting-sean-spicer-so-the-press-sec-fires-back-with-a-lesson-in-manners/
— Reporter Accuses Trump of Racism at WH Presser—Websites Check Her Claim & Say ‘Hold On a Minute’ – VICTORIA TAFT  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps say that everyone who is not anti-Trump is a racist.)
http://ijr.com/2017/02/810273-reporter-accuses-trump-of-racism-at-wh-presser-websites-check-her-claim-say-hold-on-a-minute/
— World Famous Golfer Gets Called a ‘Fascist’ for Golfing With Trump. He Fires Back With a Hole-in-One Message – JUSTEN CHARTERS
http://ijr.com/2017/02/810781-world-famous-golfer-gets-called-a-fascist-for-golfing-with-trump-his-fires-back-with-a-hole-in-one-message/

 

THE HILL
— 5 ways politics could steal the show at Oscars – JUDY KURTZ  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Hollywood officially declare war on 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://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/321036-will-politics-steal-the-show-at-oscars

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Because for many decades, a) Mexico has sent many millions of its citizens into America illegally, b) Mexico has kept many millions of its citizens in America illegally, and c) Mexico has sent many mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally, constructively, for many decades, Mexico has been at war with America. Ever-increasingly, treasonously, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs side with Mexico against America.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/trumps-tauntsare-stirring-a-level-of-nationalism-mexico-hasnt-seen-in-years/2017/02/24/ed22fa4a-ee15-11e6-a100-fdaaf400369a_story.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: OUTSTANDING: Immigration Agents Discover New Freedom to Deport Under Trump – NICHOLAS KULISH, CAITLIN DICKERSON and RON NIXON
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/us/ice-immigrant-deportations-trump.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Ruled the Tabloid Media. Washington Is a Different Story.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/us/politics/trump-press-conflict.html
— The Immigration Facts Donald Trump Doesn’t Like – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps a) glorify and praise foreign countries and their citizens and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn America and its citizens.  If the New York Times was not so hypocritical, it would immediate fire all its employees who are citizens of America and replace them with citizens of foreign countries.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/opinion/the-costs-of-mr-trumps-dragnet.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Who boycotts you?  I should write a book about those who boycott me.  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 they are 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.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/business/the-unlikely-general-behind-an-anti-trump-boycott.html
— Who Are the Richest of the Rich? – PAUL SULLIVAN  (DIERSEN: Who has the most money in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  Who do they promote with their money?  Who do they destroy with their money?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/your-money/who-are-the-richest-of-the-rich.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/opinion/sunday/trump-vs-press-crazy-stupid-love.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps blame Trump for all the problems that women have had, are having, and will have.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/opinion/why-so-few-women-in-state-politics.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps call for LGBTQ individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and counties to unite and to destroy those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and counties that do not promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/opinion/sunday/two-consonants-walk-into-a-bar.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they will destroy you if you do not glorify and praise foreign countries and their citizens.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/opinion/sunday/these-are-children-not-bad-hombres.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps call for Trump to be destroyed.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/business/media/trump-media-republicans.html
— Germany’s Intelligence Service Spied on Journalists – ALISON SMALE  (DIERSEN: It is real easy to spy on me. Just read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.  I should write a book about those who read my emails solely to get information to use against me.  I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants , etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who talk and act like they are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/world/europe/germany-bnd-surveillance-der-spiegel.html

 

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Buffett glorifies and praises foreign countries and their citizens, that is, ever-increasingly, Buffett demonizes, denigrates, and condemns America and its citizens.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/02/25/warren-buffetts-annual-letter-boasts-big-gains-but-avoids-political-chatter/98398428/
— Fox anchor Shepard Smith is not amused with Trump’s media bashing – Charles Ventura  (DIERSEN: Since 2000, those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican have bashed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails far more harshly than Democrats, Libertarians, or Greens have.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/02/25/shepard-smith-donald-trump-cnn-fake-news/98397906/

 

KANSAS CITY STAR
— Trump’s chief strategist critiques the media as the ‘opposition party’ at CPAC – Daniel Salazar  (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, the media a) glorifies and praises the Democrat Party platform and Democrats and b) demonizes, denigrates, and condemns the Republican Party platform and Republicans.)
http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article135020144.html

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Favor Trump’s Litmus Test for Potential Immigrants  (DIERSEN: Democrats only want immigrants who will vote for Democrats.  RINOs only want immigrants who will work for less money.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/immigration/february_2017/most_favor_trump_s_litmus_test_for_potential_immigrants

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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