January 1 Morning Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— States checking power grid computers after Russians hack into electric utility in Vermont – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/226455464-story

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Politicians, entertainers open up on their Catholicism in new book – Robert Herguth
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/pols-entertainers-open-up-on-their-catholicism-in-new-book/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Happy New Year! What will your obituary say? – Editorial  (DIERSEN: I hope that my obituary says that since 2004 and to the day I died, I send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning, and that since 2015 and to the day I died, I sent out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every evening too.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-new-year-write-your-obituary-edit-0101-jm-20161229-story.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Workplace tips for the new year – Rex W. Huppke  (DIERSEN: What workplace tips did you fail/refuse to take from your Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates?  I failed/refused to take their tips that I a) become a veteran, b) become a Democrat, c) help them get rid of employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, d) NOT complain about political affiliation discrimination, e) NOT complain about reverse discrimination, f) NOT complain about age discrimination, g) NOT complain about retaliation for the aforesaid complaints, and h) NOT become an active member in a class action lawsuit in 1988 that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/careers/ijustworkhere/ct-huppke-work-advice-0101-biz-20161228-column.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Career help at colleges lacking, report says – Ally Marotti  (DIERSEN: I graduated from NIU in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in management.  The only career advice that I can remember getting from NIU was that I should enlist.  Potential employers did not believe that my application for a financial hardship deferment would be approved, and therefore, they believed that I was draft bait.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-university-career-services-0101-biz-20161229-story.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: The Bridge helps teens cope with stress – Kay Manning  (DIERSEN: How much stress were you under when you were a teen?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I was under NO stress when I was a teen because a) I graduated in the upper 20% of my high school class, my ACT was 24, and UIC accepted me, b) I had jobs doing yard work, delivering newspapers, washing dishes, cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, pumping gasoline, and delivering mail, c) I bought a 1958 Chevy BelAir, a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint, and a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442, d) I had student draft deferments, and e) my parents provided me with room and board.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-holiday-giving-bridge-youth-and-family-met-20161230-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: More suburbs banning alcohol smoking, powdered alcohol – Eric Peterson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170101/news/170109935/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— The new year we’re ringing in looks a lot like the old year – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161231/ISSUE05/312319997/the-year-ahead-in-chicago-springfield-and-d-c-politics

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— It’s time to set Illinois on a path for success – Gov. Bruce Rauner
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20161231/gov-bruce-rauner-its-time-to-set-illinois-on-path-for-success

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Lawmakers to blame for state exodus – Editorial (DIERSEN: Who wants you to leave Illinois, your county, your township/ward, your municipality, your precinct, and/or your home?  I should write a book about the nasty/troubled/failed/hateful/vicious people who want me to leave Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton’s West District, Precinct 9, and my home.)
http://herald-review.com/news/opinion/editorial/our-views-lawmakers-to-blame-for-state-exodus/article_33059fdc-c425-5b17-be6a-97245f00036c.html

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Deep-pocketed Rauner loaded for bear, but vulnerable – Scott Reeder
http://www.qconline.com/opinion/deep-pocketed-rauner-loaded-for-bear-but-vulnerable/article_f6eaf4a3-3eb5-5954-b161-eebdcef521a2.html

 

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— Illinois loses political clout as population declines – Doug Wilson  (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run Illinois focus on driving out of Illinois those individuals, organizations, and companies that 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://www.whig.com/20170101/illinois-loses-political-clout-as-population-declines#

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Trump visit trumped all other local stories in 2016
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/trump-visit-trumped-all-other-local-stories-in/article_5be03f23-2659-5030-81e8-ced59fb59d30.html

 

SOUTHERN
— Shimkus loses bid to chair powerful House committee – MOLLY PARKER  (DIERSEN: What bids have you lost? I lost my bids to be a GS-13 at IRS 1975-1979 and at GAO 1980-1985. I lost my bids to be a GS-14 at GAO 1987-1997.)
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/shimkus-loses-bid-to-chair-powerful-house-committe/article_62f1b290-0186-5ebe-9bb8-6da3e38615f5.html

 

MCHENRY TIMES
— Uihlein donates $500 to Algonquin TWP Republican Central Committee  (DIERSEN: What do the officers of the following organizations think of you: Republican National Committee, Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization?  Do the aforesaid officers inspire you to give money to the aforesaid organizations?)
http://mchenrytimes.com/stories/511054602-uihlein-donates-500-to-algonquin-twp-republican-central-comm

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— ‘USA Today’ Holds Curt Schilling’s Current Political Positions Against Him for Hall of Fame Bid – Warner Todd Huston  (DIERSEN: Which of your political positions do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hold against you?  They hold against me my acceptance and advocacy of the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Republican Party platform and the Illinois Republican Party platform. They hold against me my acceptance and advocacy of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)
http://www.publiusforum.com/2016/12/31/usa-today-holds-curt-schillings-current-political-positions-hall-fame-bid/
— The Top 30 Fake Hate Crimes Busted Since Election Day – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.publiusforum.com/2016/12/31/top-30-fake-hate-crimes-busted-since-election-day/

 

STEYN ONLINE
— License to Dye – Mark Steyn
http://www.steynonline.com/7657/license-to-dye

 

NEWSMAX
— Trump Holds New Year’s Bash at Mar-a-Lago
http://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/us-trump-the-latest/2016/12/31/id/766315/

 

BREITBART
— California Black Lives Matter Proud of Facebook Post Saying They Spit in Police Officer’s Starbucks – WARNER TODD HUSTON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/30/california-black-lives-matter-proud-facebook-post-saying-spit-police-officers-starbucks/

 

FOX NEWS
— Trump expresses doubts about online security – AP
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/01/trump-expresses-doubts-about-online-security.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump’s Twitter ‘freaks the mainstream media out,’ incoming White House spokesman says – Ben Wolfgang
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/1/sean-spicer-incoming-white-house-spokesmantrumps-t/

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— 2017: The Beginning of the Era of Disruption – Daniel Wagner
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-wagner/2017-the-beginning-of-the_b_13921496.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— If Donald Trump Targets Journalists, Thank Obama – JAMES RISEN
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/opinion/sunday/if-donald-trump-targets-journalists-thank-obama.html
— Lessons From the Media’s Failures in Its Year With Trump – Nicholas Kristof  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly the media exists a) to elect Democrats and b) to defend and advance the Democrat Party platform.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/31/opinion/sunday/lessons-from-the-medias-failures-in-its-year-with-trump.html
— What Does It Mean to Acknowledge the Past? – ANGELA FLOURNOY  (DIERSEN: Under the Democrats, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that you are demonized, denigrated, and condemned a) for your parents’ sins against minorities and against females, b) for your grandparents’ sins against minorities and against females, c) for your great grand parents’ sins against minorities and against females, and d) for the rest of your ancestors’ sins against minorities and against females.  Under the Democrats, you are especially demonized, denigrated, and condemned if you are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, a gun owner, German American, and/or a draft avoider.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/31/opinion/sunday/what-does-it-mean-to-acknowledge-the-past.html
— Why Aren’t There More Female Billionaires? – ROBERT FRANK  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always blamed me for all the problems that women have had, are having, and will have.  Since 1966, they have hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a woman in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a woman could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a woman in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted women in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a woman in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a woman in 1986, and g) that GAO should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a woman could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/business/why-arent-there-more-female-billionaires.html
— Feminism Lost. Now What?  “It’s amazing to me the lightning speed at which these issues have receded. The story is the total omission of women.” – SUSAN CHIRA  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always blamed me for all the problems that women have had, are having, and will have.  Since 1966, they have hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a woman in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a woman could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a woman in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted women in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a woman in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a woman in 1986, and g) that GAO should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a woman could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/opinion/sunday/feminism-lost-now-what.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— How Trump could exact revenge against the NFL – Claire Atkinson  (DIERSEN: Who blames you for their problems, for your problems, and/or for everyone’s problems?  I should write a book about my critics/opponents who blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.  The aforesaid “exact revenge” against me by discouraging everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. It seems like they urged the Republicans in my precinct to vote for Kasich in the primary election and for Clinton in the general election.  Previously, they, their operatives, and their dupes exacted revenge by ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, my membership on the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, my Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster position, my Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership, my GAO employment, etc.)
http://nypost.com/2017/01/01/how-trump-could-exact-revenge-against-the-nfl/

 

SIOUX CITY JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Kathleen Parker says “Election of Trump released ‘a malevolent spirit’ across America.”  Ever-increasingly, Parker sides with those who 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/opinion/columnists/parker/kathleen-parker-election-of-trump-released-a-malevolent-spirit-across/article_82a1c505-f2b4-5a20-88d7-4bb2db8536e7.html

 

GUARDIAN
— How Trump’s savvy army won the internet war  As new research reveals, right wingers understand far better than liberals how cyberspace can connect like-minded souls – John Naughton
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/01/donald-trump-savvy-army-won-internet-war

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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