January 1 Evening Edition

ABC7
— NEWSVIEWS: NEW ILLINOIS LAWS
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/newsviews-new-illinois-laws/1680607/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The New Year means nearly 200 new laws are now in effect here in Illinois. They impact everything from hair stylists to police dogs and even social media accounts. Discussing some of them are Illinois State Senators Republican Michael Connelly and Democrat Tom Cullerton.)
— 762 MURDERED IN CHICAGO IN 2016 – Michelle Gallardo and Laura Podesta
http://abc7chicago.com/news/762-murdered-in-chicago-in-2016/1681356/
— Trump’s Incoming Press Secretary Questions if Russia Sanctions Are Out of ‘Proportion’ – ABC News
https://abc7chicago.com/news/trumps-incoming-spokesman-questions-if-russia-sanctions-are-out-of-proportion/1681655/

 

NBC5
— Chicago’s 2016 Was One of Bloodiest Years in Decades  In total there were 762 murders, 3,550 shooting incidents, and 4,331 shooting victims in 2016, police said
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-police-violence-plan-409169355.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Republican dominance hits mark not seen in half century  (DIERSEN: Yes, but did the majority vote for Trump in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/midwest/ct-wisconsin-legislature-gop-dominance-20170101-story.html
— Trump to continue making news, policy via Twitter, spokesman says – Alan Levin
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-donald-trump-twitter-20170101-story.html
— Vandalized Hollywood sign now reads ‘Hollyweed’
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/weird/ct-hollywood-sign-hollyweed-20170101-story.html
— Democrats plan to target eight Trump Cabinet nominees – Ed O’Keefe
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-democrats-trump-cabinet-nominees-20170101-story.html
— Mariah Carey bungles New Year’s Eve show, stops singing on live TV
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-mariah-carey-new-years-eve-20170101-story.html
— Mexican town whose chief earners are in the U.S. worries what happens if they’re sent home – Patrick J. McDonnell
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-mexican-town-deportations-20170101-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Plenty of Illinois Dems in the mix to challenge Rauner – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-democrats-challenge-gov-bruce-rauner/
— Trump expected to embrace bold use of Twitter – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-expected-to-embrace-bold-use-of-twitter/
— Can presidency shape a man? Not Trump – Laura Washington
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/laura-washington-can-presidency-shape-a-man-not-trump/
— Illinois State Museum: Another long-term casualty of state budget crisis – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-another-long-term-casualty-of-state-budget-crisis/
— DIERSENL HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Jesse Jackson says “Civil rights at risk under Sessions.”  Democrats focus on taking civil rights away from those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/jesse-jackson-civil-rights-at-risk-under-sessions/
— What’s so wrong with giving parents school choices? – John Stossel  (DIERSEN: My parents had school choice.  They sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes use that to hint/imply/argue/shout that my parents were filthy rich.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/john-stossel-whats-so-wrong-with-giving-parents-school-choices/

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois held ‘auction’ of residents while closing facility – AP
http://www.pantagraph.com/ap/state/illinois-held-auction-of-residents-while-closing-facility/article_6e071352-252d-5ded-9fbf-b7c379909cf2.html
— Here’s a 2017 wish — lawmakers do your job – Editorial
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-here-s-a-wish—-lawmakers-do/article_db12d7d2-47e8-5005-a5cf-81ab2651b8ad.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Jacksonville Developmental Center Auction Preceded Move To Group Homes In Illinois – AP
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/report-jdc-auction-preceded-move-to-group-homes-in-illinois

 

FOX NEWS
— Obama’s Petty Attempts To Sabotage Trump Are Bound To Fail – F. H. Buckley
http://nation.foxnews.com/2017/01/01/obama-s-petty-attempts-sabotage-trump-are-bound-fail

 

NEWSMAX
— WSJ Won’t Refer to Trump’s ‘Lies’ as Lies – Eric Mack
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/wall-street-journal-wont-use-lie-trump-falsehoods/2017/01/01/id/766348/

 

BLAZE
— Incoming press secretary: We should be talking about ‘punishing’ Clinton for manipulating election – Chris Enloe
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/01/01/incoming-press-secretary-we-should-be-talking-about-punishing-clinton-for-manipulating-election/

 

BREITBART
— Former Chicago Police Chief Garry McCarthy Blames Black Lives Matter for Rise in Violent Crime – KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/01/former-chicago-police-chief-blames-black-lives-matter-rise-violent-crime/
— Michele Norris: Make a America Great Again Is Trump’s Deeply Encoded Promise of ‘White Prosperity’ – PAM KEY  (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors would say that they fought “White Prosperity” when they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors would say that they fought “White Prosperity” when they did not promote me beyond GS-12, that they disallowed my education deductions, and that they disallowed my partial day per diem claims.  My Democrat Post Office superiors would say that they fought “White Prosperity” when they forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.)
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/01/01/michele-norris-make-a-america-great-again-is-trumps-deeply-encoded-promise-of-white-prosperity/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sunday on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” radio journalist and former host of the National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” Michele Norris said President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to “Make America Great Again,” is a “deeply encoded,” slogan meant as a  “promise of white prosperity above everything else.” Norris said, “In the phrase ‘Make America Great Again,’ there’s one word that if you are a person of color, that you sort of stumble over, and it’s the word ‘again.’ Because you’re talking about going back to a time that was not very comfortable for people of color. They did not have opportunities, they were relegated to the back of the line.”  “And this was a country that — to be honest — was built on the promise of white prosperity above everything else. And for a lot of people, when they hear that message, ‘Make America Great Again,’ deeply encoded in that message is a return to a time where white Americans can assume a certain amount of prosperity,” she added.)

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— GINGRICH’S BIGGEST FEAR ABOUT TRUMP AGENDA  Will his team ‘lose their nerve’ and capitulate to Dem naysayers?
http://www.wnd.com/2017/01/gingrichs-biggest-fear-about-trump-agenda/

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Gingrich: My Biggest Fear Is That Trump Will Lose His Nerve – Tim Hains
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/01/01/gingrich_my_biggest_fear_is_that_trump_will_lose_his_nerve.html
— Donna Brazile: Trump “Has An Enormous Opportunity” To Find Common Ground With Democrats – Tim Hains
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/01/01/donna_brazile_trump_has_an_enormous_opportunity_to_find_common_ground_with_democrats.html

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Donald Trump Is ‘Absolutely’ Going To Keep Tweeting  Hoo boy. – Elise Foley
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-twitter-sean-spicer_us_58695a64e4b0d9a5945be130

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Priebus faces daunting task bringing order to White House that will feed off chaos.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/priebus-faces-daunting-task-bringing-order-to-white-house-that-will-feed-off-chaos/2017/01/01/5a2ba9e4-cd31-11e6-a87f-b917067331bb_story.html

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Newt Gingrich worries Trump’s incoming administration will ‘lose their nerve’ in the White House – Adam Edelman
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/gingrich-worries-trump-administration-lose-nerve-article-1.2930871

 

USA TODAY
— Traveling abroad in the age of Trump – Christopher Elliott (DIERSEN: Foreign countries and their citizens want U.S. Presidents who put the interests of foreign countries and their citizens ahead of the interests of America and its citizens.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/advice/2017/01/01/traveling-abroad-donald-trump-administration/95999452/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: How should Americans travel abroad in the age of Donald Trump? No matter how you voted in the last election, the answer is the same: carefully. But also, definitely. As the president-elect prepares to take office Jan. 20, travelers have expressed worries about how they’ll be perceived internationally after a lengthy campaign that tested the limits of civility. “A potentially controversial president means you have to prepare,” says Colby Martin, an intelligence director for Pinkerton. “Americans traveling abroad need to have a comprehensive plan for staying safe.” Reality check: Most international trips abroad will probably — hopefully — be uneventful, regardless who’s in the White House.  That’s because our most popular destinations are Mexico and Canada, in that order. And they’re used to the ups and downs of our political system and accustomed to American visitors. Roughly the same number of Americans visit Canada as they do all of Europe. But wander outside the well-trodden areas, and things could get interesting, say experts.)

 

PALM BEACH POST
— After whirlwind week at winter White House, Trump leaves town – Jeff Ostrowski
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/update-after-whirlwind-week-winter-white-house-trump-leaves-town/6N7FulQpozA0SnTw7FTDDI/

 

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump ROBERT REICH says “TIME FOR TRUMP TO START BEHAVING LIKE A PRESIDENT.”
http://www.newsweek.com/robert-reich-time-trump-start-behaving-president-537627

 

TRUTHOUT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “A Bad Year Ends, a Worse One Begins” and ask “What Will You Do With 2017?”
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/38914-a-bad-year-ends-a-worse-one-begins-what-will-you-do-with-2017
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “How Do Republicans Get Away With Voter Suppression?”  Anti-Trumps were not suppressed in my precinct: 211 voted for Clinton and only 137 voted for Trump.)
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/38936-how-do-republicans-get-away-with-voter-suppression

 

ALTERNET
— Former Employee Sues Google, Claims It Maintained an Internal Spy Network That Encouraged Workers to Snitch on Each Other  Did Google illegally monitor its workers’ electronic devices? – Michael Arria  (DIERSEN: Federal employees know that their superiors want help in meeting their Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets, that is, that their superiors want help in getting rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.alternet.org/labor/former-google-employee-files-lawsuit-against-company-claims-they-maintained-internal-spy

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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