January 11 Morning Edition

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Watch the swearing-in ceremony for the House of Representatives LIVE; the ceremony is scheduled to begin at Noon.


— Public speaks out on plan to merge DuPage Election Commission into clerk’s office – Gary Gibula  (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.  Are you a partisan? I have always been one.  According to Wikipedia, “In politics, a partisan is a committed member of a political party.” I have always been a “a committed member” of the Republican Party, and especially since 1999, I have been “a committed member” of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and the Illinois Republican Party (IRP). However, those who dominate the MTRCC, DCRCC, IRP, and the Republican Party and who reject planks in the IRP platform and/or in the Republican Party platform define “a committed member” differently.  According them, “a committed member” a) is someone who rejects the same planks that they do, usually the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, gambling, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks and b) serves as one of their operatives or as one of their dupes.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “There has to be a procedure for true bipartisanship,” said Elmhurst resident Bob Peikert, who is chairman of the DuPage Democratic Party organization. “When the Republican chair of the county board is choosing which Democrats will be on the election commission, that is not bipartisanship.” Janice Anderson is a Naperville resident and newly-elected District 5 DuPage County Board member. “Ideally, I don’t think anyone on the election commission should be partisan,” said Anderson, a Republican. “I think the chairman has made some good picks, previously. You look as who’s the best person for a position.”)
— Today’s Springfield question: How many Democrats will vote against Madigan for speaker?
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump “Women business leaders use tech to take on Trump.”
— Cook County leaders urge Obamacare sign-ups as Republicans plan teardown – Lisa Schencker
— Madigan preps for 17th term as speaker despite Rauner-funded pressure – Kim Geiger and Monique Garcia
— Rauner’s gonna need every bit of $50 million he contributed to his campaign – Rich Miller (DIERSEN: If sought a government office or a political office, how much would your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes spend to defeat you?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps glorify and praise Streep.
— All-white jury seated for black man who said he couldn’t get fair trial – Amanda Marrazzo
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-men to march against Trump January 21 in Chicago.
— Emanuel asks credit ratings agency to back off ahead of latest round of borrowing – Hal Dardick
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Origin of proposal for Naperville to annex 3 towns remains a mystery – Erin Hegarty


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Sessions’ right-wing values sure to follow him as AG.”
— Madigan says House Dems will propose budget ‘agenda’ – Tina Sfondeles
— An inspired call for the next American generation  On Tuesday, President Obama paid Kennedy’s gift forward. In a speech in Chicago, he called another generation of Americans to public service. – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Obama should have advised non-veteran White males who are seeking a job with the federal government that with only rare exceptions, a) the longer that you are a federal employee, the less likely that private sector employers will hire you, b) your career will be wasted and you will be gotten rid of if you do not make GS-13 ($94,610) by age 25, GS-14 ($111,801) by age 30, GS-15 ($131,508) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service ($161,900) by age 40, c) you will be expected to help your superiors and supervisors get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, and d) virtually everyone despises if not hates federal employees, former federal employees, and federal retirees.)
— Obama holds pep rally for a game his team just lost – Neil Steinberg
— Springfield remembers Obama as ‘a Chicago guy … an Illinois guy’ – Tina Sfondeles


— Hopefully, court will swiftly end annexation ‘stunt’ involving Naperville and other towns – Editorial
— DuPage hears feedback on Election Commission merger proposal – Robert Sanchez


— Obama Bids Farewell To Presidency In Chicago Speech – Derrick Blakley


— ‘Yes we did, yes we can’: Obama’s bittersweet goodbye – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: Under Obama, individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are members of the following groups advanced their agendas: 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.)


— Prosecutors want judicial oversight of Schock campaign fund – Andy Kravetz
— Springfield aldermen: More cuts before higher taxes – Mary Hansen
— Economic growth a better way to improve Illinois – House Speaker Michael Madigan


— Difficult to get in touch with elected leaders – Pat Breeding Dixon  (DIERSEN: What do you say to individuals, to organizations, to companies, to governments, and to countries a) that disapprove of your values and/or disapprove of your beliefs, b) that do not want to hear what you have to say, c) that do not take your phone calls, d) that do not return your phone calls, e) that do not respond to your emails, and/or f) that only respond to those who give them lots of money?  I should write a book about the aforesaid in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)


— Man who disrupted ‘Hamilton’ banned from some theaters  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents a) want me to be banded from everything and b) blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.  I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have banded me from their events in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)


— Illinois Looks to Expand Paid Sick Leave Act  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about what my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government did 1966-1969 and 1971-1997 a) to discourage from taking sick leave and b) to punish me for taking sick leave.)


— Crete Township residents battling proposed CSX intermodal  Will County asked to sponsor grant request from state for railroad grade separation – MIKE MALLORY


— Illinois communities set their own marijuana fines – AP  (DIERSEN: The more that you want to destroy people, the lower that you want marijuana fines to be.)


— How Many People Are Homeless In Chicago? City Asks For Help Finding Out – Heather Cheron  (DIESREN: What do you say to those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that send homeless people to Illinois, to your county, to your township/ward, to your municipality, and to your precinct?)
— Did Having A Chicagoan In The White House Help Chicago? – Heather Cherone  (DIERSEN: From what I see, if Clinton had won, she would have helped Emanuel drive members of the following groups out of Chicago, out of Cook County, out of Illinois, and out of America: Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— Women’s March on Washington: Illinois to Hold Sister Marches  Negative rhetoric about women during the presidential campaign sparked demonstration. – Shannon Antinori  (DIERSEN: One could say that negative rhetoric about men sparked Trump’s election.)


— Thousands Expected For Massive Women’s March On Chicago After Trump Inauguration – STEPHEN GOSSETT  (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs promote hatred of Republicans.)
— Illinois Politicians Condemn Jeff Sessions During Confirmation Hearing  (DIERSEN: Who condemns you?  I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who condemn me.  To the extent that they condemn me, should I condemn them?)


— New House GOP Conference chair says voters have mandated reform – Karen Kidd


— Jack Franks’ Patronage Hires for Executive Assistant & Communications Specialist – Cal Skinner








— Airport Shooter Converted to Islam, Identified as Aashiq Hammad Years Before Joining Army
— Obama’s Legacy of Endless Wars and Transgender Soldiers
— Ford sees improved business climate with President Trump  (DIERSEN: How will Trump deal with individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are a) filled with hatred of General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, b) filled with hatred of those who own/owned General Motors, Ford, or Chrysler vehicles, c) filled with hatred of unions, d) filled with hatred of union members, and e) filled with hatred of former union members?)


— An inside look at the International LGBT Leaders Conference and what really goes on  Major corporations like State Farm, Walmart, Comcast and Google funded the LGBT Leaders conference, as they do many other homosexual events. – Peter LaBarbera  (DIERSEN: Who works against you?  Overwhelmingly, those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote LGBT activity, their operatives, and their dupes work against me.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Walmart, AT&T, and Comcast were among the major corporate sponsors of the International LGBT Leaders Conference held December 8-10 to promote homosexual- and transgender-affirming laws, abortion, illegal immigration, and other “progressive” Democratic agendas. The conference, put on by the Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute — also known simply as the Victory Institute — was first envisioned as a recruiting event and strategy session to help place LGBTQ activists in a sympathetic Hillary Clinton administration. But with Donald Trump’s surprise victory on November 8, the event turned into a series of panel discussions on how to resist a Trump presidency and GOP-controlled Congress. The conference was hosted by the Washington Hilton Hotel, where President Ronald Reagan and three other men were shot in an assassination attempt in 1981. LifeSiteNews attended the Victory Institute conference, which drew more than 500 homosexual, bisexual and “transgendered” lawmakers as well as allied political and corporate activists from across the globe. This is the first of several articles on the conference, which offered a glimpse into President Obama’s success in pushing his LGBTQ policies in the United States and abroad and how difficult it will be to overturn them if President-elect Trump is so inclined. Victory Institute is associated with the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, a political action committee that works to elect openly homosexual, bisexual, and transgendered individuals to public office. Among Victory Fund’s co-founders in 1991 is homosexual activist and major Democratic Party fundraiser Terry Bean, who in 2014 at age 66 was arrested by Portland, Oregon, police along with his 25-year-old ex-boyfriend, Kiah Lawson, on charges of sodomizing a 15-year-old boy. As LifeSiteNews reported, Bean, who is also a co-founder of the LGBTQ lobby group Human Rights Campaign, was charged with two felony charges of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree sex abuse. The sex abuse charges against Bean were dropped after the boy fled and refused to testify following “an offer by Bean to end the case with a so-called ‘civil compromise’ in which Bean would pay the young man $225,000 and avoid a criminal trial,” Willamette Week reported. A transcript of a police interview with Lawson reveals that Bean reportedly knew the boy he was “hooking up” with sexually was underage and tried to coach him to say he was 18. A corporate-funded “gay insiders” army  Far more than on the abortion issue, in the LGBTQ “culture war” the homosexual-transgender lobby has a huge advantage over its pro-family opponents in both funding and the number of fully engaged activists. As homosexual power grew especially through two Obama terms, these conferences have gained more and more funding and sponsorships from large corporations, which have embraced the LGBTQ movement’s paradigm of viewing homosexualism and transgenderism strictly from a “civil rights” perspective. The Victory Institute conference was no exception. Most speaker panels were sponsored by a major corporation whose representative gave opening remarks touting that company’s commitment to LGBTQ issues. Here are some of the themes observed at the International LGBT Leaders conference: Openly “gay” and homosexually “married” American ambassadors — all men — discuss how living “out” proudly and publicly with their same-sex “husband” changes minds in the foreign nations in which they serve. They understand their role in normalizing “gay marriage” and the immoral homosexual lifestyle abroad. LGBTQ activists in the military discuss how they pushed for open homosexuality and then open transgenderism in the Armed Forces, and how transgender activists used key meetings with the Pentagon’s top brass to advance their gender-confusion agenda (without Congress). Why homosexual and transgender activists think it will be difficult to “roll back” many pro-LGBT policies enacted by President Obama — even transgenderism in the military. Representatives of major corporations (all conference sponsors) discuss how they are crucial to stopping “religious freedom” legislation at the state level. Corporate power is now central to LGBTQ lobbying nationwide. Homosexual (illegal) “immigration” activists apply homosexual activist “coming out” and victimhood tactics to their push for amnesty — comparing coming out as “gay” or “transgender” to coming out as an “undocumented” immigrant. How LGBTQ activists work hand-in-hand with other “progressive” agendas including abortion-on-demand, amnesty/“rights” for illegal immigrants, gun control and radical feminism — almost exclusively working with Democrats. When corporate America funds the LGBTQ movement, it mostly finances the left. LGBTQ activists adore President Obama for so aggressively pushing homosexual, bisexual and transgender policies at all levels of the federal government — and across the world by leveraging American power and his bully pulpit. Obama gave LGBTQ activists almost everything they wanted. He is a big part of the success of the “gay” and “transgender” revolution in the United States. But will Trump and the Republicans coming to power in Washington have the will to reverse it in any significant way?. . .Corporate Sponsors  The following were major corporate sponsors of the International LGBT Leaders Conference 2016: AARP, AT&T, Altria (cigarette and tobacco products), Coca-Cola, Comcast, Dow, Gilead (drug manufacturer), Pfizer, PG&E, Southwest Airlines, State Farm, Toyota, Union Pacific, Walmart, and Xylem (water technology). A future article will report on how so many major corporations are pushing LGBTQ policies to the point of becoming culture-war power players in stopping social conservative legislation. That includes laws designed to protect the freedom of citizens and small businesses not to participate in homosexual “marriages” and other aspects of the gay-trans agenda, according to the dictates of their conscience. As the reader will observe from these reports, homosexual and transgender activists lean heavily left and toward the Democratic Party. No panelists were seen speaking in support of Donald Trump or the Republican Party, and no homosexual Republicans, much less traditional GOP conservatives, were represented. Two days after Trump’s electoral win, Victory Fund President & CEO Aisha C. Moodie-Mills issued a statement that read in part, “Today I am heartbroken that racist, xenophobic, sexist and transphobic demagoguery won last night’s presidential election.” Time will tell whether major corporations ostensibly serving consumers of all persuasions — from far-left progressives to tea party conservatives — will pay a price for financing and aligning so closely with leftist LGBTQ politics of this sort.)


— OUTSTANGING: ‘What does it mean to be a snowflake?’ – Tomi Lahren


— Sessions-led DOJ will reform immigration law, put Americans first – IAN SMITH & MICHAEL HETHMON  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps always put foreign countries and their citizens ahead of America and ahead of its citizens.)
— Obama faults corrosive political rhetoric in farewell address – JORDAN FABIAN  (DIERSEN: Who do those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in your municipality, in your township/ward, on your county, and in Illinois blame for corrosive political rhetoric?)
— Donations to journalism nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists surge after Streep speech – JENNIFER CALFAS  (DIERSEN: What do you get paid to do?  What do you say to my critics/opponents, to their operatives, and to their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am not a journalist because no one pays me for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor?  I ask my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes – what do you do and who pays you for it?)


— Obama pushes values and prods Trump in final, emotional address – Jeff Mason


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Islam.  Islam is more like a political party or a country without borders than a religion.


— At the Sessions hearing, the business of government is … hysteria – Matt Welch


— Democrats seek thaw in Trump plan to freeze federal hiring – Joe Davidson  (DIERSEN: All during the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the agency was under hiring freezes and/or promotion freezes.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The impact of hiring freezes enacted during previous Democratic and Republican administrations demonstrates that such measures have not, in fact, significantly reduced the size of our federal workforce or enhanced federal government operations,” the 106 members wrote, citing a still-relevant 1982 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. The previous freezes did not result in a significant reduction in the size of the workforce, yet served, the letter said, “to decrease efficiency, transparency, and accountability government-wide at the expense of the public safety and American taxpayer dollars.” Instead of controlling federal full-time employment, agencies increased temporary and part-time workers. “They also resorted to an extraordinary reliance on private contractors,” the Democrats wrote.)
— The Holman Rule will have a chilling effect on federal workers  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government and Democrats will continue to run the federal government under Trump.)
— Beware: Chaffetz committee plans broad agenda affecting federal workers – Joe Davidson (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government and Democrats will continue to run the federal government under Trump.)


— 10 people profit $8.9 billion from Trump rally – Matt Krantz
— Should IRS focus on taxpayer service, or tax enforcement? – Kevin McCoy (DIERSEN: ANSWER: Tax enforcement.  I worked for IRS’s Collection Division for almost 9 years and for GAO on audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division for 3 years.)
— Automakers vie to be seen as most ‘Made in the USA’ – Nathan Bomey   (DIERSEN: How will Trump deal with individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are a) filled with hatred of General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, b) filled with hatred of those who own/owned General Motors, Ford, or Chrysler vehicles, c) filled with hatred of unions, d) filled with hatred of union members, and e) filled with hatred of former union members?)


— U.S. Car Industry Has Unlikely Patriots  Tesla, BMW and Daimler can better afford U.S. manufacturing than the Detroit Three – STEPHEN WILMOT  (DIERSEN: How will Trump deal with individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are a) filled with hatred of General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, b) filled with hatred of those who own/owned General Motors, Ford, or Chrysler vehicles, c) filled with hatred of unions, d) filled with hatred of union members, and e) filled with hatred of former union members?)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Email Can Reveal How Well New Hires Fit In – JOANN S. LUBLIN (DIERSEN: If you want to be retained or promoted, the more that your employer promotes the Democrat Party platform, the more that your emails should promote the Democrat Party platform.)


— Joe Biden just checked out the greatest Corvette ever made at the Detroit auto show – MATTHEW DEBORD  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hate Corvettes and hate Corvette owners the most.)


— Federal employees believe they can make a difference under Trump administration – Jory Heckman (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government and Democrats will continue to run the federal government under Trump.)


— Financial Fitness: Your New Year’s Resolution – Tom Walker  (DIERSEN: Virtually all the operatives and all the dupes for my critics/opponents have severe health and/or financial problems.  They talk and act like they will anything for money.)


— Committee to Protect Journalists Received 140 Times More Donations Than Usual After Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech – Kerry Close
http://time.com/money/4628570/meryl-streep-golden-globes-cpj/  (DIERSEN: What do you get paid to do?  What do you say to my critics/opponents, to their operatives, and to their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am not a journalist because no one pays me for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor?  I ask my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes – what do you do and who pays you for it?)
— Recruitment: what to expect in 2017 – David Cawley (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.)


— Inability to Meet Job Standards and Termination – Devra Gartenstein  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the federal government wasted my career and forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old because I failed to meet jobs standards, and for no other reason.  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.)


— Joe Biden Wants Corvette’s Chief Engineer to Help Him Pick a New Vette  At the Detroit Auto Show, the Vice President asked Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter the important question: Grand Sport, or Z06? – BOB SOROKANICH  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hate Corvettes and hate Corvette owners the most.)


— Voter Suppression Works Too Well  The Republicans’ quest for a permanent political majority culminated in mammoth voter suppression in 2016. The 2018 midterm election promises both to embolden these efforts and energize resistance. – Gabrielle Gurley  (DIERSEN: In 2016, anti-Trumps were very successful in suppressing votes for Trump in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)

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.