February 8 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chris Kennedy to announce run for governor – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chris-kennedy-announces-run-for-governor/amp/
— Some optimism, some ‘trepidation’ as Senate mulls ‘grand bargain’ – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/some-optimism-some-trepidation-as-senate-mulls-grand-bargain/
— Obama jumps back into the water – Shia Kapos
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/kapos-obama-jumps-back-into-the-water/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Naperville to Caterpillar: ‘We’re open for business’ – Erin Hegarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-naperville-caterpillar-st-0208-20170207-story.html
— Elgin doctor charged with trespassing during Roskam protest – Elizabeth Owens-Schiele
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-elgin-doctor-arrest-protest-st-0208-20170207-story.html
— How a Facebook post led women to protest Arlington Heights ‘backdoor boys’ club.’ – Karen Ann Cullotta  (DIERSEN: In your municipality, which of the following groups are despised/hated the most: 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.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/news/ct-ahp-women-local-politics-arlington-heights-tl-0209-20170207-story.html
— Rauner dismisses ‘overblown emotion’ on DeVos pick – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-betsy-devos-trump-education-secretary-story.html
— In Ribfest music flap, freedom and neighborliness must prevail – Rob Manker  (DIERSEN: From what I see, anti-Trumps are full of hatred.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-manker-column-st-0208-20170207-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Naperville.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-mego-column-st-0205-20170203-story.html
— TRAGIC: When it comes to booze, Americans are opting for the hard stuff – Greg Trotter
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-spirits-industry-growth-0208-biz-20170207-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump lawyers help anti-Trump travelors.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-immigration-lawyers-trump-travel-ban-0208-biz-20170206-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In an editorial unethically made to look like a news article, Democrats promote Syrian refugees.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-syrian-refugee-family-chicago-met-20170207-story.html
— Left seeks Democratic control as Chicago mayor tells them to just ‘chill’ – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-rahm-emanuel-democrats-kass-0208-20170207-column.html
— Adviser: Chris Kennedy to run for Illinois governor – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chris-kennedy-illinois-governor-20170208-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— It’s easy to support elimination of lieutenant governor position – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170207/discuss/170209069/
— Minimum wage and discrimination – Walter E. Williams  (DIERSEN: How long did you work for the minimum wage? I did for 18 months 1964-1966 washing dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights.  My understanding is that I was first and only White male that held that job in that store.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170208/discuss/170209133/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chris Kennedy running for governor
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170208/NEWS02/170209862/chris-kennedy-running-for-governor

 

WBEZ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps hint/imply/argue/shout that citizens of foreign countries are superior to citizens of America.
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/banned-together-how-the-travel-ban-hurts-uics-engineering-program/4c5375ff-ff14-4c16-bc16-806b66e5431f

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— It’s time for the tough votes on ‘grand bargain’ budget – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170207/our-view-its-time-for-tough-votes-on-grand-bargain-budget
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps blast Trump in Springfield.
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170207/students-faculty-discuss-trump-policy-at-uis-forum
— Latest state budget plan: Lower sales tax, but expanded scope – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170207/latest-state-budget-plan-lower-sales-tax-but-expanded-scope
— Disappointed in Rauner’s hiring of Munger – Scott Reeder  (DIERSEN: Who is disappointed that you were hired?  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.sj-r.com/opinion/20170207/scott-reeder-disappointed-in-rauners-hiring-of-munger

 

FOX 2 NOW
— Illinois program promotes diversity in advanced classes  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs always blamed Republicans for problems that “low-income and minority students” have had, are having, and will have.)
http://fox2now.com/2017/02/07/illinois-program-promotes-diversity-in-advanced-classes/

 

  1. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
    — Opinions are anti-Trump every day – Robert Barnard
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/opinions-are-anti-trump-every-day/article_f340e9a8-10f3-525e-aa66-4744cd322aea.html

 

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Biss introduces bill requiring presidential candidates in Illinois to release tax returns – Nora Shelly
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2017/02/08/city/biss-introduces-bill-requiring-presidential-candidates-in-illinois-to-release-tax-returns/

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs promote opposition to Trump’s executive orders.
http://nprillinois.org/post/trumps-refugee-and-immigration-executive-order-congress-tracker#stream/0
http://nprillinois.org/post/muslim-families-join-springfield-trump-protest#stream/0

 

THE REPUBLIC
— Lawsuit filed against company that runs Illinois Lottery
http://www.therepublic.com/2017/02/07/il-illinois-lottery/

 

INDIANAPOLIS BUSINESS JOURNAL
— Lawsuit filed against company that runs Illinois Lottery – AP
http://www.ibj.com/articles/62390-lawsuit-filed-against-company-that-runs-illinois-lottery

 

LOYOLA PHOENIX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
http://loyolaphoenix.com/2017/02/trump-presidency-undocumented-students-loyola-face-uncertain-future/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Are Progressives Targeting Minorities with Abortion? – John Biver
https://illinoisfamily.org/politics/are-progressives-targeting-minorities-with-abortion/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TAXPAYERS TO PROTEST PLANNED PARENTHOOD NATIONWIDE SATURDAY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/taxpayers-to-protest-planned-parenthood-nationwide-saturday.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Elementary school, high school students face taunts for supporting Trump  Adult behavior inspires students –  Bradford Richardson
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/7/anti-trump-bullying-breaks-out-against-students-at/
— ‘Five Pillars of Islam’ worksheet for six-graders angers in South Carolina  Parent: ‘They should be getting permission to teach religious values’ – Douglas Ernst  (DIERSEN: Islam is more like a political party or a country without borders than a religion.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/7/five-pillars-of-islam-worksheet-for-six-graders-an/

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Congress Moves to Cut Immigration to U.S. By Half  New bill would limit the number of refugees, lower total immigration levels – Adam Kredo  (DIERSEN: Of course, those who exploit immigrants will oppose this.)
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/congress-moves-cut-immigration-u-s-half/
— Merriam-Webster Adds ‘Safe Space,’ ‘Microaggression’ to Dictionary – Elizabeth Harrington  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the Democrats and the RINOs in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America set up “safe places” to protect everyone from 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?  How hard are Democrats and the RINOs working to banish members of the aforesaid groups from your precinct, from your municipality, from your township/ward, from your county, from Illinois, and from America?)
http://freebeacon.com/culture/merriam-webster-adds-safe-space-microaggression-to-dictionary/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Chicago Public Schools sent a letter home with every pupil trashing Gov. Rauner
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/chicago-public-schools-sent-a-letter-home-with-every-pupil-trashing-gov.-rauner/article/2614234

 

GOPUSA
— Women’s March plans strike: Day without a woman
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20418

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— MINIMUM WAGE AND DISCRIMINATION – Walter E. Williams (DIERSEN: How long did you work for the minimum wage? I did for 18 months 1964-1966 washing dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights.  My understanding is that I was first and only White male that held that job in that store.)
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/minimum-wage-and-discrimination/

 

RENEW AMERICA
— LGBTQ vs. unalienable rights: Can Trump have it both ways? – Alan Keyes
http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/keyes/170207

 

FOX NEWS
— Democrats Trying to Paint Steve Bannon as a ‘Scarier’ Karl Rove
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/07/dems-trying-paint-steve-bannon-scarier-karl-rove

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Liberals Now Getting a Taste of How the Obama Years Felt for Conservatives – James Lewis  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who claim to be Christian, conservative, and/or Republican, but were obviously happier with the anti-Christian, anti-conservative, and anti-Republican Obama than they are now with the pro-Christian, pro-conservative, and pro-Republican Trump.  The aforesaid talk and act like they are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs.)
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/02/liberals_now_getting_a_taste_of_how_the_obama_years_felt_for_conservatives.html

 

NEWSMAX
— Gallup: Economic Confidence at Historic Highs Under Trump
http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/Economy/Gallup-Economic-Confidence-Index-Trump/2017/02/07/id/772496/

 

BREITBART
— Hillary Clinton Declares ‘Future is Female’ – BEN KEW  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to say that you are a Democrat is to say that you are anti-male.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/07/hillary-clinton-praises-anti-trump-womens-march-claims-future-female/

 

THE BLAZE
— New York assembly passes ‘sanctuary state’ bill in defiance of Trump – Brandon Morse
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/07/new-york-assembly-passes-sanctuary-state-bill-in-defiance-of-trump/
— Watch: Citizen journalist asks LAX protesters why they are protesting, and it doesn’t go well – Sara Gonzales
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/07/watch-citizen-journalist-asks-lax-protesters-why-they-are-protesting-and-it-doesnt-go-well/

 

CENTER FOR FAMILY & HUMAN RIGHTS
— New UN LGBT Expert Doubles Down Against Religious Freedom, Describes “Entry Points” for Homosexual and Transgender Rights  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.  Soon, if not already, you will be banished from everything if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://c-fam.org/friday_fax/new-un-lgbt-expert-doubles-religious-freedom-describes-entry-points-homosexual-transgender-rights/

 

THE HILL
— Senate votes to silence Warren after speech against Sessions – JORDAIN CARNEY
http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/318422-senate-votes-to-silence-warren-after-sessions-speech

 

POLITICO
— Republicans fear for their safety as Obamacare protests grow  At a closed-door meeting, House lawmakers discuss strategies to counter potential violence. – RACHAEL BADE  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote, threaten, and/or engage in violence against Trump supporters.  What does that say about anti-Trumps?)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/republicans-obamacare-protests-safety-234733

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Trump paints dark picture in defense of travel ban – Julie Pace
http://journalstar.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/analysis-trump-paints-dark-picture-in-defense-of-travel-ban/article_9fc5f772-e3eb-5dc9-97ae-00f88f369a18.html

 

REUTERS
— Illinois House speaker makes his money lowering property taxes – Dave McKinney
http://www.reuters.com/article/usa-illinois-madigan-lawyer-idUSL1N1FS20V
— Michael Madigan, the man behind the fiscal fiasco in Illinois – Dave McKinney
http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-illinois-madigan/

 

CNBC
— NYC protesters march on Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan for Trump ties – Elizabeth Gurdus  (DIERSEN: What are your “Trump ties?” If you asked those who run your municipality, your township/ward, your county, and Illinois who has the strongest “Trump ties,” what would they say?)
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/07/nyc-protesters-march-on-goldman-sachs-jpmorgan-chase-for-trump-ties.html

 

CNN
— Warren cut off during Sessions debate after criticism – Ted Barrett
http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/07/politics/elizabeth-warren-mitch-mcconnell/index.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: White House Weighs Terrorist Designation for Muslim Brotherhood – PETER BAKER
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/world/middleeast/muslim-brotherhood-terrorism-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries.  Democrats want immigrants because they vote for Democrats.  RINOs want immigrants because the work for less money.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/business/economy/restricting-immigration-would-make-america-smaller-not-greater.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use Jews to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn Trump and Trump’s supporters.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/08/opinion/american-universities-must-take-a-stand.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn DeVos.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/opinion/betsy-devos-teaches-the-value-of-ignorance.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats to plot anti-Trump strategy — in Congress and at the polls — in Baltimore – David Weigel and Mike DeBonis
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/02/07/democrats-to-plot-anti-trump-strategy-in-congress-and-at-the-polls-in-baltimore/

 

NEW YORK POST
— Rabbis among group of anti-Trump protesters arrested – Jazmin Rosa
http://nypost.com/2017/02/07/rabbis-among-group-of-anti-trump-protesters-arrested/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— At the Trump Trauma Center, Nobody Comes for Treatment  A sickness that makes sufferers feel terribly good about themselves. – JOSEPH EPSTEIN, Evanston, Illinois  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps glorify and praise themselves.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/at-the-trump-trauma-center-nobody-comes-for-treatment-1486512151
— An Antipoverty Veteran Now Wages War on Dependency  How Peter Cove came to realize that jobs, not government aid, offered the route to prosperity. – JASON L. RILEY
https://www.wsj.com/articles/an-antipoverty-veteran-now-wages-war-on-dependency-1486512266

 

USA TODAY
— IBM employees’ anti-Trump petition is growing – Jon Swartz
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2017/02/07/ibm-employees-anti-trump-petition-growing/97609426/
— Tech’s latest start-up: Anti-Trump activism – Jon Swartz and Jessica Guynn
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/02/07/techs-latest-start-up-anti-trump-activism/97564884/
— How much do you need to fund retirement? More than you think – Robert Powell
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/retirement/2017/02/07/how-much-do-you-need-fund-retirement-more-than-you-think/96784474/

 

DIAMONBACK
— Are violent protests acceptable in the Trump era? “Just War” theory says no. – Max Foley-Keene  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote, threaten, and/or engage in violence against Trump supporters.  What does that say about anti-Trumps?)
http://www.dbknews.com/2017/02/08/violent-protests-trump-administration-just-war-theory/

 

EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: How soon will everyone in California be a stoner?
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/a-section/the-cannifornian-covers-impact-of-recreational-marijuana-legalization-in-california/

 

FED SMITH
— First Agency Up for Elimination: Election Assistance Commission – Ralph R. Smith  (DIERSEN: I worked for GAO 1980-1997, IRS 1971-1980, and the Post Office 1966-1969.  Constructively, those who hate the federal government have always had those agencies “up for elimination.”  Who hates the federal government the most in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  Which current and former federal employees in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois do they hate the most?)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/02/07/first-agency-up-for-elimination-election-assistance-commission/
— After Trump: A Surge of Federal Employees Leaving Government? – Ralph R. Smith
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/02/07/after-trump-a-surge-of-federal-employees-leaving-government/

 

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Who Benefits From Trump’s Chaos?” and say “Elites have always used a climate of fear to push their own agendas.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/140494/benefits-trumps-chaos

 

DAILY KOS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump is SO easy to mess with—he telegraphs his weak points, and his staff is happy to leak.”
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/2/7/1631017/-Trump-is-SO-easy-to-mess-with-He-telegraphs-his-weak-points-and-his-staff-is-happy-to-leak

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.