February 9 Morning Edition

— Senators question Todd Ricketts’ campaign fundraising ahead of confirmation hearing – Katherine Skiba
— California goes Confederate – Victor Davis Hanson
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps glorify and praise foreign countries and their citizens, that is, ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who are 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.
— Sen. Rand Paul’s war with the neocons – John Kass


— No way around it. Trump represents all of us – Phil Kadner  (DIERSEN: Members of the following groups say that Trump does not represent them: anti-Trumps, anti-Protestants, anti-conservatives, anti-Republicans, anti-Americans, anti-Whites, anti-males, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
— Johnson identifies ‘nominators’ of 40 sergeants promoted on merit – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government got rid of those who successfully nominated me to be promoted in 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1986.)


— Without budget, Illinois can’t fill gaps feds may create – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Just kidding, but not completely.  Will the Democrats who run Illinois, Cook County, and Chicago ask foreign countries, and especially Mexico, to bail out Illinois?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial with a big color picture unethically made to look like a news article, Democrats promote Syria and its citizens.


— Illinois Budget: ‘Grand Bargain’ or Bust? – Amanda Vinicky


— Lewandowski: Trump tapped anger, understood the people – Bernard Schoenburg


— Former Trump Campaign Manager Makes Stop In Springfield – Esther Kwon


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s assertions echo site filled with tales of dark plots.”


— High School Insider: New Trier Parents Challenge Seminar – Maggie Curry


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion.


— Facebook Will Boost Chicago Presence in 2017  The social media giant is hiring for 30 new roles, citing Chicago’s talent pipeline and attractiveness to new candidates – Karis Hustad  (DIERSEN: What percent of these 30 new hires will be 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 – 98%, 99%, 100%)


— The Cullerton-Radogno Grand Bargain IL Budget/Reforms not even close to done? – Jeff Berkowitz


— Illinois voter data analysis finds voters registered two, three, even four times




— Rauner takes his anti-Madigan message to state workers, threatens to veto payroll bill


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Illinois Democrats and RINOs “get behind” an anti-male agenda.


— Phony Native American Liz Warren leads Dems twisted anti-Trump charge – Sean Hannity


— Get out of the big cities to find Trump supporters
— Leftists are Fake Feminists
— Leftists turning blind eye to jihadists
— Protesters Try to Prevent Deportation of Woman Convicted of Identity Theft  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps put foreign criminals ahead of Americans.)


— 15 Anti-Trump Fake News Stories: To Destroy Trump the Media Now Leads With Fake News Every Day – Warner Todd Huston


— Bill Kristol Says ‘Lazy’ White Working Class Should Be Replaced By ‘New Americans’ – Alex Pfeiffer  (DIERSEN: Do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and/or their dupes say that you are lazy? In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 33.)
— Leftists Likely To Boycott This Company For Praising Donald Trump – JACK KOCSIS  (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, if not already, if you support Trump, anti-Trump individuals, anti-Trump organizations, anti-Trump companies, anti-Trump governments, and anti-Trump countries will boycott you. I should write a book about anti-Trump individuals, anti-Trump organizations, anti-Trump companies, and anti-Trump governments in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois that boycott me.)


— Ted Cruz Slams Democrats: ‘Filled With Rage and Fury’ – Todd Beamon


— The Measure of Your Generosity – Tim Hetzner  (DIERSEN: To give themselves standing to demonize, denigrate, and condemn me and others who share my demographics, my disgusting critic/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint themselves as being very generous and they crow that they are a member of a church, that they attend church services, and/or that they give money to a church.)


— As more retailers drop Ivanka’s clothing line, President Trump slaps back on Twitter – Sarah Lee  (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, if not already, if you support Trump, anti-Trump individuals, anti-Trump organizations, anti-Trump companies, anti-Trump governments, and anti-Trump countries will drop you. I should write a book about anti-Trump individuals, anti-Trump organizations, anti-Trump companies, and anti-Trump governments in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois that have dropped me.)
— T.J. Maxx and Marshalls instruct employees to toss out signs for Ivanka Trump products – Brandon Morse
— Tim Scott reads bigoted insults tweeted to him for supporting Sessions nomination – Carlos Garcia


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, “religious leaders” act as operatives or as dupes for the Democrat Party.  Democrats view these “religious leaders” as being “useful idiots.”)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote Islam.  If they succeed in getting rid of Trump, will they force everyone in the world to be a Muslim?
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: CNN Journalist Braces for Backlash After Clash With Trump Adviser – Daniel Victor (DIERSEN: As your GOPUSA Illinois Editor, I am always bracing for backlashes because each and every GOPUSA ILLINOIS email that I send out contains at least one link to an article that my critics/opponents disapprove of.  My critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn. in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. It seems to me that they attend church services solely to ask GOD to smite me down.)
— A Low-Tech Guide to Becoming More Politically Active – BRIAN X. CHEN  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents do NOT want you to “stay educated.” They want you to rely on them and only on them for all information.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Stay Educated  The first challenge to getting more politically active is filtering out the torrent of political news to understand what you should care about. One high-level approach is to read the executive orders posted on the White House website. Beyond that, following your members of Congress is an important way to get deeper information, says Indivisible, an activism guide published by former congressional staff members. These are the people who introduce legislation, so keeping up with them is crucial if you want to be more politically active. After identifying your members of Congress, visit their websites and sign up to receive their newsletters and invitations to local events. You can create Google News alerts on certain lawmakers to keep up with their actions. Another approach is following the legislation you care about. Mr. Tauberer’s tool, GovTrack.us, lets you share your location, select an issue and view the bills that have been introduced. For example, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California introduced a bill to nullify the effect of the executive order on immigration. The site says there is a 7 percent chance of the bill being enacted. You could then contact Ms. Feinstein’s office to say you support or oppose her bill.)
— Federal Workers Get Guidance for Discussing the Politics of Trump – CHARLIE SAVAGE and JONATHAN WEISMAN  (DIERSEN: If I was still working for GAO, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates would have killed me by now figuratively if not literally.  They would blame me for Trump’s election just like anti-Trumps blame me for Trump’s election in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With the president already running for re-election, federal workers get guidance on office politics  The day President Trump took the oath of office, he filed paperwork to declare his candidacy for re-election, not so much because he was overeager but because money was still flowing into his campaign coffers, and any funds raised over $5,000 in 2017 would have had to be returned unless Mr. Trump registered as a candidate. And we know the president doesn’t like refunds. So what’s a federal employee to do with a boss who was technically running for office the day he stepped into the Oval Office? The Office of Special Counsel has answers. It has told federal employees that they may not express a view about whether Mr. Trump should be re-elected or defeated in 2020 while on duty or in the workplace, but it assured them that they were otherwise free to express support or disapproval about Mr. Trump and his policies. A new guidance document (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3457194-2017-Hatch-Act-Trump-Guidance.html) was issued on Tuesday after the office said that it had received numerous inquiries about the impact of Mr. Trump’s filing for re-election. In contrast, former President Barack Obama filed such paperwork more than two years after his inauguration. The office — an independent agency that watchdogs civil-service protections — said that with the exception of expressly advocating Mr. Trump’s success or failure in the 2020 election, federal employees were still pretty free. “Because the 2020 election is still more than three years away, at this time not all expressions of support or opposition to President Trump constitute political activity for purposes of the Hatch Act,” which prohibits federal employees from politicking, it said. The office also developed a new answer to its list of frequently asked question (https://osc.gov/Pages/HatchAct-FAQs.aspx) that spells out with greater detail the scope and limits of federal employees’ right to express their views while they are at work or on duty. The new answer distinguished between expressing a view about current events, policy issues and matters of public interest — which federal employees are always free to do — and political activity, meaning advocating the success or failure of a particular political candidate or party.)
— TRAGIC: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Almost Half of Young Adults Get Rent Help From Parents – Quoctrung Bui (DIERSEN: Did your parents help pay your rent after you graduated from college?  My parents did not.  My father died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 years old.  I graduated from NIU in 1970 when I was 21 years old. After I graduated, I lived with my mother and brother in Crete and helped pay the bills until September of 1972 when I bought a new town home in University Park.  When I bought the town home, I worked as a GS-9 (currently $54,864) IRS Revenue Officer in Harvey and I worked part-time at the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights.)


— Steve Bannon is still making money from ‘Seinfeld’ reruns – Victoria Craw  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would say that I am still getting money from the federal government even though my last day of work there was September 30, 1997.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial unethically made to look like a news article, members of the following groups promote Mexico over America: 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.
— Even Donald Trump Can’t Save Twitter  If Twitter can’t materially benefit from a phenomenon like Trump, it probably won’t from anything else either – STEVEN RUSSOLILLO
— Who’s Afraid of Student Journalists?  The American Association of University Professors likens reporting on campus to ‘witch hunts.’ – JOHN J. MILLER (DIERSEN: Those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, DuPage County, and in Illinois who are terrified of the GOPUSA Illinois Editor are publicly rude to him.  Should I write a book about the aforesaid disgusting losers and their rudeness?  They want me to take my shoes off and throw them at them.)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Canada Puts Stock in Immigrants – DAVID GEORGE-COSH and PAUL VIEIRA  (DIERSEN: What percent of “immigrants” go to Canada because it is easier to get into America illegally from there?)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trump employers make it clear a) that they will only hire those who are anti-Trump and b) that they will get rid of all their current employees who are not anti-Trump.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps call for “All The Companies Still Carrying Ivanka Trump’s Products” to stop carrying the products.  How should Trump react?


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Democrat Party organizes anti-Trumps.


— There are better ways to enact changes to the federal civil service laws than vilifying federal employees – Wayne Coleman  (DIERSEN: Who vilifies you?  The following vilify me, and I take it as a badge of honor: 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)


— More Americans joining socialist groups under Trump  Socialist groups see huge spike in membership as they join protests against US President Donald Trump. – Patrick Strickland  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps a) promote dependency on government and b) reject individual responsibility.)

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.