February 4 Evening Edition

ABC7
— U.S. SUSPENDS ENFORCEMENT OF TRAVEL BAN; TRUMP BASHES JUDGE – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/us-suspends-enforcement-of-travel-ban;-trump-bashes-judge/1737683/
— Trump Slams ‘So-Called Judge’ Who Blocked Immigration Order – ABC News
https://abc7chicago.com/news/trump-slams-so-called-judge-who-blocked-immigration-order/1737487/
— CHICAGO LOOP SYNAGOGUE VANDALIZED WITH SWASTIKAS, BROKEN WINDOW
http://abc7chicago.com/news/chicago-loop-synagogue-vandalized-with-swastikas-broken-window/1737442/

 

NBC5
— Chicago Loop Synagogue Vandalized With Swastikas, Broken Window – Emily Florez
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-loop-synagogue-vandalized-swastikas-412773583.html
— Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to Push Similar Budget Message
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-governor-rauner-push-similar-budget-message–412788613.html
— Hundreds Protest Rep. Peter Roskam in Suburban Palatine – Shelby Bremer  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty. If they have not done so already, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will shout at Roskam that Diersen’s GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails brought those protestors to the event.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/peter-roskam-protest-palatine-412780383.html

 

CBS2
— DuPage County Struggles To Fight Opioid Epidemic – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/04/dupage-county-struggles-to-fight-opioid-epidemic/
— Minorities Make Up 2/3 Of CPD’s 16,000 New Applicants  (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://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/04/minorities-make-up-23-of-cpds-16000-new-applicants/
— Chicago Loop Synagogue Vandalized With Swastikas – Lauren Victory
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/04/chicago-loop-synagogue-vandalized-with-swastikas/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Roskam among Republicans on tightrope with constituents over Trump.” (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty. If they have not done so already, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will shout at Roskam that Diersen’s GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails brought those protestors to the event.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-roskam-hultgren-trump-backlash-met-20170203-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Protesters gather outside GOP meeting attended by Roskam.” (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty. If they have not done so already, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will shout at Roskam that Diersen’s GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails brought those protestors to the event.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-roskam-protest-st-0205-20170204-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s policies strain decades-old ties binding a Mexican village to Waukegan.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/midwest/ct-trump-mexico-waukegan-20170204-story.html
— Police treatment-not-prosecution program has helped 9 drug addicts so far – Bill Bird  (DIERSEN: I am 68 years old. I have never used an illegal drug and I never will.  I credit my a) outstanding parents and their having me baptized as a Missouri Synod Lutheran (MSL), raising me as a MSL, and having me confirmed as a MSL and b) my respect for the rule of law.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would credit the fact that no one has ever encouraged me to use illegal drugs.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/crime/ct-nvs-naperville-heroin-alternative-program-st-0205-20170204-story.html
— Chicago immigration attorney: ‘Get back to the states as soon as possible’ – Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-immigration-attorney-get-back-to-the-states-as-soon-as-possible-20170204-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Documents confirm Trump still benefiting from his business.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-donald-trump-trust-20170204-story.html
— New Trier High School parents debate planned civil rights seminar – Kathy Routliffe  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, those who 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 ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO HATE THOSE WHO 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.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/winnetka/news/ct-wtk-new-trier-diversity-day-tl-0209-20170204-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Opposition to an all-day civil rights seminar planned for New Trier High School has led to a group of parents creating a website and Facebook page to call for the addition of conservative speakers and presenters, or cancellation of the event. As currently planned, students at the Winnetka and Northfield campuses will hear from a keynote speaker at the Feb. 28 event on “Understanding Today’s Struggle for Racial Civil Rights,” and choose two of more than 100 sessions or workshops to attend, according to Assistant Supt. Tim Hayes. Keynote speakers are National Book Award winner Colson Whitehead, author of “The Underground Railroad,” and Andrew Ayden, co-author with U.S. Rep. John Lewis of “March,” a graphic novel series chronicling Lewis’ civil rights history. District Supt. Linda Yonke said students must attend the keynote speech and a 50-minute homeroom presentation, but students who are uncomfortable with anything in the sessions will be able to leave. Opponents of the current format and speaker lineup say it lacks conservative voices, and thus presents a biased and politicized offering of liberal viewpoints on the issues. Wilmette resident Mark Glennon, whose son is a New Trier junior, called the schedule of presenters “flagrantly and unquestionably politically extreme.”  “What I’d like to see happen is simple: just some balance in what’s presented,” he said, adding that debate among New Trier parents and residents has caused strife in an otherwise friendly community.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you do not oppose Trump, Budweiser wants to get rid of you.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-super-bowl-commercial-preview-20170203-story.html
— Eric Trump’s business trip to Uruguay cost taxpayers $97,830 in hotel bills – Amy Brittain, Drew Harwell
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-eric-trump-uruguay-trip-20170203-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump is showing us why he needs a (Black) history lesson.”  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes WANT TRUMP TO SAY a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-trump-black-history-frederick-douglass-perspec-0205-20170203-column.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump calls ruling ‘ridiculous’ as visa cancellations lifted – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-lashes-out-a-federal-judge-over-ruling-on-travel-ban/
— U.S. suspends enforcement of travel ban; Trump bashes judge – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/u-s-suspends-enforcement-of-travel-ban-trump-bashes-judge/
— Twenty more ATF agents on their way to Chicago – Sam Charles and Frank Main
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cnn-20-more-atf-agents-coming-to-chicago/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Roskam meets with Republicans in Palatine, ignores 400 protestors.”  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty. If they have not done so already, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will shout at Roskam that Diersen’s GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails brought those protestors to the event.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170204/news/170209444/
— Favia cites ‘bullies,’ withdraws from Arlington Heights trustee race – Christopher Placek and James Kane
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170204/news/170209445/
— South Elgin middle school fight severely injures student
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170203/news/170209508/
— District 89 superintendent: No boundary changes for next year – Bob Smith and Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170203/news/170209536/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— What’s a serial entrepreneur to do when the world is topsy-turvy? – KRISTEN SCHORSCH  (DIERSEN: Are/were you an entrepreneur?  To turn entrepreneurs against me, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes shout at entrepreneurs a) that I never was an entrepreneur, b) that I was a lowly wage earner 1964-1997, c) that I was a federal employee for almost 30 years, d) that I have been a retired federal employee for more that 19 years, e) that my federal pension is $50,856/year, f) that my federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy is $17,288/year, and g) that I never earned more than $122,991/year in today’s dollars.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170204/ISSUE01/170209920/glen-tullman-a-serial-entrepreneur-bracing-for-change

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Peoria SEAL promoted posthumously – Andy Kravetz
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170203/peoria-seal-promoted-posthumously-video-seized-in-raid-was-years-old

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— District 89 board agrees to delay proposed boundary changes – ERIC SCHELKOPF
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/02/04/district-89-board-agrees-to-delay-proposed-boundary-changes/acoxs73/

 

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Hundreds Protest Glen Ellyn’s Congressman  Rep. Peter Roskam was meeting with a Republican group in Palatine.” (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty. If they have not done so already, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will shout at Roskam that Diersen’s GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails brought those protestors to the event.)
http://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/hundreds-protest-glen-ellyns-congressman

 

REPUBLICAN NEWS WATCH
— Doug Ibendahl on this Sunday’s Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont
http://republicannewswatch.com/wp/?p=14261

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Wheeling’s Mayor Agriris Used City Credit for Personal Use and Appears to have Lied About Repayment – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/02/wheelings-mayor-agriris-used-city-credit-for-personal-use-and-appears-to-have-lied-about-repayment/

 

GOPUSA
— Can Trump defuse the ‘saboteurs’ in DC?  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, I never tried to sabotage its Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, or Inclusion efforts. The federal government never charged me with that because I always carried out all the AA, Diversity, and Inclusion orders that I was given.  I can provide many examples in which I was ordered to give preference to my subordinates because they were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran, and that I carried out those orders.)
http://www.gopusa.com/can-trump-defuse-the-saboteurs-in-dc/
(FROM THE ARTICFLE: A former attorney with the DOJ says rules for firing federal civil service employees will make it very difficult for Donald Trump to “drain the swamp” in Washington, as he promised numerous times during his campaign. When President Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates earlier this week, it brought to light a serious problem at the Justice Department: Obama devotees and appointees ensconced in the agency. Yates, one of those holders from the Obama administration, had defiantly refused to defend Trump’s executive order calling for a temporary ban on refugees from seven predominately Muslim countries. Conservative activists have praised the president for his decision to fire Yates. J. Christian Adams, a former Justice Department attorney, contends the Obama appointee was merely fulfilling her assignment: disrupt the new administration’s plans. “Sally Yates was one of thousands of saboteurs who have been left at the Justice Department from the Obama years. She was just the first one to engage in her act of sabotage,” he said during a recent interview on American Family Radio. “There are many, many, many dozens of hundreds yet to come from other employees who have been left there.” Ronald Reagan once said: “The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.” According to Adams, that could also apply to the federal bureaucracy as a whole. “… You can’t get rid of it; Trump can’t get rid of it [or] change it. You can’t drain the swamp anymore because of federal civil service rules,” exclaims the founder of the Election Law Center. “… It’s almost like you need to go back to the spoil system where [when] you win an election you get to pick the employees. Maybe there was value to that because it actually made the government responsive to the people – because right now it’s responsive to the institutional left.” Adams believes it would take a courageous effort by Congress to change an environment he describes as unaccountable and left-leaning.)

 

BREITBART
— Thousands Protest Trump Immigration Order in London – NICK HALLETT  (DIERSEN: How soon will England declare itself to be a Muslim country?)
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/02/04/thousands-protest-trump-immigration-order-london/
— Joy Reid: Trump’s Order Is a Muslim Ban That Exempts Countries Where Trump Does Business – IAN HANCHETT
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/02/04/joy-reid-trumps-order-is-a-muslim-ban-that-exempts-countries-where-trump-does-business/

 

THE BLAZE
— Group boycotting Trump businesses gets Nordstrom to drop Ivanka – Sarah Lee (DIERSEN: Are you a Trump supporter?  How soon, if not already, will the anti-Trumps drop you?  How soon, if not already, will the anti-Trumps post signs that say members of the following groups are NOT WANTED: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/03/group-boycotting-trump-businesses-gets-nordstrom-to-drop-ivanka/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— House chairman to sanctuary cities: ‘Your money is gone’ – PAUL BEDARD
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/house-chairman-to-sanctuary-cities-your-money-is-gone/article/2613830

 

POLITICO
— TV networks hiking ad rates for shows Trump watches – DANIEL LIPPMAN and ANNA PALMER  (DIERSEN: Just kidding, but what if Trump said that he regularly reads GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to keep up to date with government and political news and commentary in Illinois?)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-tv-ad-rates-morning-joe-oreilly-234647

 

THE HILL
— Shows Trump watches hike ad prices – MAX GREENWOOD
http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/317921-news-networks-raise-ad-prices-as-groups-vie-for-trumps
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump delivers for religious right.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/317875-trump-delivers-for-religious-right
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Thousands protest Trump’s immigration ban for second week in a row.”
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/317932-thousands-protest-trumps-immigration-ban-for-second-week-in-a
— Brazile: Trump’s Supreme Court pick ‘more extreme’ than Scalia – MALLORY SHELBOURNE  (DIERSEN: Who says that you are extreme?  The following say that I am extreme: 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 those who 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://thehill.com/homenews/317927-brazile-trumps-supreme-court-pick-more-extreme-than-scalia

 

AOL NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “A Trump Organization business trip already cost American taxpayers.”
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/02/04/a-trump-organization-business-trip-already-cost-american-taxpaye/21707087/

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Global Demonstrations Over Trump’s Policies Heat Up Amid Anger Over Travel Ban.”
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/global-demonstrations-over-trump-s-policies-heat-amid-anger-over-n716831

 

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump just got checked and balanced.”
http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/04/politics/donald-trump-travel-ban/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Picks Wall Street Over Main Street.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/opinion/trump-picks-wall-street-over-main-street.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Mr. Trump’s Random Insult Diplomacy.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/opinion/sunday/mr-trumps-random-insult-diplomacy.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Will the Supreme Court Stand Up to Trump?”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/opinion/sunday/will-the-supreme-court-stand-up-to-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Early Signs Suggest Trump’s Actions Are Taking a Toll on Trump Brand.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/business/the-trump-brand.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘We’ll do better’: Trump’s White House tries to gain a sense of order amid missteps – Philip Rucker and Ashley Parker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/well-do-better-trumps-white-house-tries-to-gain-a-sense-of-order-amid-missteps/2017/02/04/8351bdb0-ea53-11e6-bf6f-301b6b443624_story.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Backers and opponents of Trump travel ban hold dueling rallies at LAX – Deborah Netburn
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lax-protests-20170204-htmlstory.html

 

USA TODAY
— ATF considers sending more agents to help with Chicago’s violent crime – Aamer Madhani and Kevin Johnson
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/02/04/atf-considers-sending-more-agents-help-chicagos-violent-crime/97485104/

 

BEND BULLETIN
— Today in history: In 1977, 11 people were killed when two Chicago Transit Authority trains collided on an elevated track. (DIERSEN: 40 years ago this evening, my wife and I were on our first date.  We were in the northeast Loop when this accident occurred.)
http://www.bendbulletin.com/nation/5021968-151/today-in-history-and-birthdays

 

  1. CLOUD TIMES
    — DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn citizens of America, and especially citizens of America who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, 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.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2017/02/04/trump-repeats-sad-history-immigration/97359382/

 

DAILY MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump evades press pool AGAIN by going for an impromptu round of golf in Palm Beach while on vacation that could cost taxpayers $3MILLION.”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4192192/Trump-ducks-press-pool-goes-impromptu-golf-trip.html

 

COURIER MAIL
— Why Donald Trump is good news for the media industry – Editorial
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/world/why-donald-trump-is-good-news-for-the-media-industry/news-story/4882642b8a0116d554600ec43558e6e8
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: AS President Donald Trump steps up his attacks on the “dishonest” press, major American media outlets are seeing an apparent resurgence after years of downward spiral. Newspapers, radio and television had begun to see growth during the 2016 election campaign, and that has accelerated since the inauguration, despite — or perhaps because of — the vitriol from the new president and his aides. While much of the industry has been slumping in recent years, the war between the president and the news media has seemingly drawn in a flood of new readers, listeners and viewers, including many willing to pay for news. CNN viewership rose a stunning 94 per cent during the week of Mr Trump’s inauguration in January, even as the president assailed the cable news operator as a purveyor of “fake news.” The New York Times announced this week it added nearly 300,000 paid digital subscribers in the fourth quarter of last year, the highest number since it began its paywall model.)

 

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Two-thirds of Britons believe Trump is threat to international stability.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/04/two-thirds-of-britons-believe-trump-is-threat-to-international-stability

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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