January 13 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Why the press must unite when Trump attacks.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/s-e-cupp-why-the-press-must-united-when-trump-attacks/
— $400M property tax increase could save CPS finances: Moody’s – Sam Charles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/400m-property-tax-increase-could-save-cps-finances-moodys/
— Chicago man charged with sending threats to governor, DuPage sheriff – Jacob Wittich
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicago-man-charged-with-sending-threats-to-governor-sheriff/

— Goodbye to one selfie president, hello to another – Mona Charen
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/charen-goodbye-to-one-selfie-president-hello-to-another/
— Amazon plans to hire 100,000 over the next 18 months – AP  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, employers act like they do NOT want hire those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/amazon-plans-to-hire-100000-over-the-next-18-months/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE IN THE NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville students to view Trump inauguration in person – Suzanne Baker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-naperville-inauguration-st-0113-20170111-story.html
— Speaker Madigan — public servant, not prom king – Kristen McQueary
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-michael-madigan-speaker-illinois-democrats–perspec-0113-md-20170112-story.html
— Trump’s will be a presidency ‘like you’ve never seen before’ – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-trump-president-inauguration-edit-20170115-story.html
— Budget woes trickle down to municipalities – Linda McDaniel-Hale
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/opinion/ct-ecn-linda-mcdaniel-hale-st-0115-20170113-story.html
— Will County to seek grant for work near proposed Crete intermodal site – Susan DeMar Lafferty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-crete-overpass-grant-st-0113-20170112-story.html
— Chicago man arrested for allegedly threatening Rauner, DuPage County sheriff – Elyssa Cherney
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-man-arrested-rauner-threats-0113-20170112-story.html
— Crisis communication firms are early beneficiaries of Trump presidency – Ally Marotti  (DIERSEN: You would think that anti-Trumps would want Trump to blast them.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-crisis-communications-trump-tweets-0112-biz-20170111-story.html
— Trump says buy LL Bean, but many products are made in China – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-bc-us–ll-bean-heiress–trump-pac-20170112-story.html
— Chicago Housing Authority stockpiles cash, pays debts as families languish on waiting list – Jason Grotto
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-cha-finances-report-met-20170112-story.html
— Senior real estate tax deferral application period begins in DuPage – Bill Bird  (DIERSEN: The cost of living in DuPage County is very high.  One could argue that if your annual household income is not at least $55,000, you need help from government and/or from charities to live in the county.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/crime/ct-nvs-dupage-senior-tax-break-st-0113-20170112-story.html

— Two years into his term, Rauner says he ‘will never give up’ – Monique Garcia  (DIERSEN: What would your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes say that you gave up on?  For me, they would say that in 2012, I gave up on being the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman; in 2011, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee chairman; in 2010 and 2004, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster; in 2007, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member; in 2004, an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member; in 1997, a GAO employee; in 1980, an IRS employee; in 1971, a full-time Firestone Stores employee; and in 1969, a Post Office employee.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-facebook-live-two-years-story.html

— What happened to Trump’s honeymoon phase? – Charles Krauthammer  (DIERSEN: GAO audits IRS.  When I transferred from IRS to GAO when I was 31 years old in 1980, my Democrat GAO superiors, Democrat GAO supervisors, Democrat GAO coworkers, and Democrat GAO subordinates gave me no honeymoon at all.  From the very beginning, they did everything that they could to get rid of me.  Among many things, they viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned my knowledge of IRS’s policies, procedures, practices, terminology, etc. that I had gained by working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-administration-chaotic-perspec-0113-md-20170112-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Carol Stream man accused of threatening governor, DuPage sheriff – Sara Hooker
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170112/news/170119533/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Russia.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170113/discuss/170119577/

— Elgin’s violent crime rate rose more than Chicago’s – Charles Keeshan and Susan Sarkauskas  (DIERSEN: In your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, who works the hardest a) to attract violent criminals and b) to drive up the violent crime rate?)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170113/news/170119513/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Feds release report on Chicago police – AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170113/NEWS02/170119918/feds-release-report-on-chicago-police

 

CBS2
— 2 Investigators: Cal City Pol Thaddeus Jones Accused Of Misusing Campaign Funds – Brad Edwards
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/01/12/2-investigators-cal-city-pol-accused-of-misusing-campaign-funds/

 

HERALD NEWS
— Will County Board approves sponsorship of CSX grant application  Residents continue to fight possible intermodal in Crete Township – MIKE MALLORY
http://www.theherald-news.com/2017/01/12/will-county-board-approves-sponsorship-of-csx-grant-application/a70pso1/

 

PEKIN DAILY TIMES
— Illinois prepares to celebrate 200 years with new state logo – AP  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  How long have your ancestors been in Illinois?  All my ancestors immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s to northeast Illinois from what is now Germany.  I should write a book about my nasty/troubles/failed/vicious critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County who continue to viciously demonize me, to viciously denigrate me, and to viciously condemn me as being a newcomer.  They stress that I have lived in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton only since 1978 and that I have lived in my precinct only since 1984.  They stress that I have a) never attended any schools in DuPage County, b) never sent any children to schools in DuPage County, and c) never became a member of any church in DuPage County. Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.)
http://www.pekintimes.com/news/20170112/illinois-prepares-to-celebrate-200-years-with-new-state-logo

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote Bustos and Kinzinger
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/two-us-representatives-northern-illinois-seek-cooperation-time-turmoil

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Quad Cities Online says that when you act badly, you are not an adult.  What do young people have to say about that?
http://www.qconline.com/editorials/editorial-at-last-adults-are-in-the-room-let-s/article_ab18c7e1-bb89-5629-8b0a-9aa89767378b.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Thumbs Down: To the Illinois Republican Party for its multi-day countdown to Jan. 11, the day the 100th General Assembly was sworn in and Michael J. Madigan, D-Chicago, was again elected as speaker of the Illinois House.
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170112/our-view-thumbs-up-to-innovative-city-employees-working-to-better-serve-residents

 

  1. LOUIS TODAY
    — Man arrested for sending threatening letter to Illinois governor – Nassim Benchaabane
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/man-arrested-for-sending-threatening-letter-to-illinois-governor/article_b2c57c67-b160-5fa2-a992-958e58998437.html
    (FROM THE ARTICLE: A Chicago man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly sent threatening messages to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and the sheriff of a suburban county. Eric M. Pence, 24, sent a threatening letter to Rauner and threatening emails to DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba, according to Illinois State Police.)

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Deal Between McHenry Township Republican Factions Puts All on Ballot – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/01/12/deal-between-mchenry-township-republican-factions-puts-all-on-ballot/
— McConnaughay Praises Term Limits for Senate Leaders – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/01/12/mcconnaughay-praises-term-limits-for-senate-leaders/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— MADIGAN’S ECONOMIC AGENDA IS NOT AGGRESSIVE AND IT’S NOT REFORM  The newly re-elected House speaker is pushing a new tax on businesses, an increase to the minimum wage and more spending, while doing nothing to address salient problems such as workers’ compensation and pension debt. – Michael Lucci
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/madigans-economic-agenda-is-not-aggressive-and-its-not-reform/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— My Facebook Conversation with “Progressives” – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/facebook-conversation-with-liberals/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— AFSCME sets strike authorization vote
http://capitolfax.com/2017/01/13/afscme-sets-strike-authorization-vote/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— IN REVEALING ARTICLE, OBAMA PUTS ‘PROGRESSIVE GOALS’ BEFORE DUE PROCESS  (DIERSEN: Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  My Democrat GAO superiors believed that achieving their party’s Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets justified their forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, not promoting me beyond GS-13, keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forcing me to take an $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors believed that achieving their party’s Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets justified their not promoting me beyond GS-12, disallowing my education deductions, and disallowing my partial day per diem claims.  My Democrat Post Office superiors believed that achieving their party’s Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets justified their forcing me resign in 1969 and disallowing my sick leave requests.)
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/01/12/in-revealing-article-obama-puts-progressive-goals-before-due-process/

 

GOPUSA
— Anarchists Plan to Paralyze Washington During Inauguration (DIERSEN: What actions do you expect that Trump voters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois will take to protect themselves from anti-Trumps?  Will they stay in their homes more?  Will they buy more guns and ammunition?  Will they get concealed carry permits?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19183
— Hollywood Vs. the ‘Fascist’ Election Result
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19210
— Pope Francis: God promised the land to the people of Israel  (DIERSEN: Of course, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that 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 WANT THE POPE TO SAY THAT GOD PROMISED AMERICA TO 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.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19206

 

THE BLAZE
— Celebrities make yet another anti-Trump video to prepare themselves for inauguration day – Brandon Morse
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/01/12/celebrities-make-yet-another-anti-trump-video-to-prepare-themselves-for-inauguration-day/

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— AMERICANS, NOT MOSCOW, ARE SENDING PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP TO THE WHITE HOUSE – Armstrong Williams
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/americans-not-moscow-are-sending-president-elect-trump-to-the-white-house/

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Ben Carson rips ‘extra rights’ for LGBT at confirmation hearing – Lisa Bourne (DIERSEN: Virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/ben-carson-rips-extra-rights-for-lgbt-at-confirmation-hearing

 

WESTERN JOURNALISM
— Uproar Follows After Fox News Anchor Rebukes Trump For ‘Belittling’ CNN – Jack Davis  (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about the nasty, troubled, failed, and/or vicious activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who belittle me?  The aforesaid blame me for their problems, blame me for your problems, blame me for my problems, and blame me for everyone’s problems.)
http://www.westernjournalism.com/uproar-follows-after-fox-news-anchor-rebukes-trump-for-belittling-cnn/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Liberals Have Enemies to Their Left – JOE SIMONSON  (DIERSEN: To their credit, some of my Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government did like having to carry orders from Democrat politicians to waste the careers of and to get rid of their subordinates who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443804/new-left-dirtbag-left-chapo-trap-house-jacobin-magazine-liberals-democratic-party

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Lie detectors trip applicants at border agency – ELLIOT SPAGAT  (DIERSEN: Those who come to America illegally, who stay in America illegally, and/or who bring others to America illegally are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  Moral relativists vote for Democrats.)
http://journaltimes.com/news/national/ap-exclusive-lie-detectors-trip-applicants-at-border-agency/article_5a01dacc-a707-5a79-bfa3-5a30891d44b7.html

 

CNN
— Chicago police use excessive force, DOJ finds – Jason Hanna
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/13/us/chicago-police-federal-investigation/index.html

 

CBS NEWS
— Workers with no college degree fall further behind than ever  (DIERSEN: I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree in 1970 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.  Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes use the aforesaid against me.  They hint/imply/argue/shout that with the aforesaid, if I was not such a loser, I would have much more money now than I do.)
http://cbsnews.cbs.com/news/workers-with-no-college-degree-fall-further-behind-than-ever/

 

AOL NEWS
— Protests will aim to disrupt Trump inauguration – JOHN CLARKE
http://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/01/13/protests-aim-disrupt-trump-inauguration-organizers/21653938/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Chicago Police Routinely Trampled on Civil Rights, Justice Dept. Says – JULIE BOSMAN and MITCH SMITH
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/13/us/chicago-police-justice-department-report.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “As Trump Berates News Media, a New Strategy Is Needed to Cover Him.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/12/business/media/trump-media-news-conference.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: A Table Full of Trump Voters Who Don’t Regret It One Bit – Trip Gabrial  (DIERSEN: What actions do you expect that Trump voters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois will take to protect themselves from anti-Trumps?  Will they stay in their homes more?  Will they buy more guns and ammunition?  Will they get concealed carry permits?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/12/us/donald-trump-iowa-conservatives.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Obama’s federal workplace legacy is mixed, but he’ll be missed – Joe Davidson  (DIERSEN: Democrats run America.  Democrats run the federal government.  Democrats want each and every federal employee to be a Democrat, and as many as possible of them to also be LGBTQ, minority, female, younger, disabled, and/or veteran.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/01/13/obamas-federal-workplace-legacy-mixed-but-hell-be-missed/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But with one week to go in Obama’s presidency, we take a look at his federal workforce legacy through the words of employees and retirees who lived it and experts who studied it. He was praised for supporting diversity, gay rights, improved labor relations, telework, streamlined hiring procedures, employing veterans and people with disabilities. His work-life balance programs and stand against Republican attacks on staffing were applauded.)
— Is a college degree the new high school diploma? Here’s why your degree’s worth is stagnant. – Jeffrey J. Selingo  (DIERSEN: I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree in 1970 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.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/01/13/is-a-college-degree-the-new-high-school-diploma-heres-why-your-degrees-worth-is-stagnant/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Justice Department Finds Chicago Police Use Excessive Force in Violation of Constitution  City officials have agreed to negotiate a consent decree aimed at reform – SHIBANI MAHTANI and JOE BARRETT
http://www.wsj.com/articles/justice-department-finds-chicago-police-use-excessive-force-in-violation-of-constitution-1484325190
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Employers who are Democrats or Democrat plants, Libertarians or libertarian plants, Greens or Green plants, or RINOs a) want cheap labor and b) look down on, despise, if not hate their employees and potential employees 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://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-immigration-chance-1484266731
— Chicago: Live Video Grows as Platform to Broadcast Violence  Experts say Facebook Live, Twitter’s Periscope are increasingly used to stream—and provoke—violence – SHIBANI MAHTANI and DEEPA SEETHARAMAN
http://www.wsj.com/articles/live-video-grows-as-platform-to-broadcast-violence-1484226002

 

BLOOMBERG
— Facebook’s Hiring Process Hinders Its Effort to Create a Diverse Workforce  Despite incentivizing recruiters to prioritize women, black and Latino engineering candidates, the department’s demographics have not changed much in the past few years. – Ellen Huet  (DIERSEN: Facebook should consider hiring Charles Bowsher.  Bowsher had great success during the 1980s and 1990s getting rid of the agency’s employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-09/facebook-s-hiring-process-hinders-its-effort-to-create-a-diverse-workforce

 

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/01/12/cannabis-can-help-some-patients-but-doctors-say-more-research-needed/96495582/

 

TIME
— Millennials Keep Losing Ground to Their Parents – Kate Samuelson
http://time.com/money/4634274/millennials-losing-ground-parents/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Millennial children are earning around 20% less than their baby boomer parents despite being better educated, new research says. Analysis of Federal Reserve data by the advocacy group Young Invincibles, laid out in an Associated Press report, discovered that millennials have less than half the net worth of boomers and their home ownership rate is lower, while their student debt is “drastically” higher. For the research, the analysts compared 25 to 34 year-olds in 2013, the most recent year available, to the same age group in 1989 after adjusting for inflation. They found that education has helped lessen the gap between millennials and boomers, but white millennials still earn significantly more than their black and Latino peers. This “reflect[s] the legacy of discrimination for jobs, education and housing,” the report says. According to AP, research last year by economists led by Stanford University’s Raj Chetty agrees with Young Invincibles’ findings. The Stanford report found that people born in 1950 had a 79% chance of making more money than their parents but those born in 1980 had just a 50% chance of out-earning their parents.)

 

MASHABLE
— Sunny Obama rides last week out with a bang, bites visitor on face – LAURA VITTO
http://mashable.com/2017/01/12/sunny-obama-bites-white-house-visitor/

 

VOX
— A wayward drone almost hit Duckworth’s plane. Now she’s a drone safety hawk. – Timothy B. Lee
http://www.vox.com/new-money/2017/1/11/14241312/tammy-duckworth-drone-safety

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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