January 14 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trump women.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-vickroy-womens-march-st-0116-20170113-column.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Rauner blames Rauner for Illinois’ problems.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/ct-don-t-blame-madigan-for-illinois-problems-8212-blame-rauner-20170113-story.html

— Man injured during robbery of computer he planned to sell at Glen Ellyn coffee shop – Alex Keown
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/wheaton-glen-ellyn/news/ct-glen-ellyn-starbucks-robbery-0113-20170113-story.html
— Who shaped cop culture laid out in DOJ report? They weren’t saints. – John Kass  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government.  Those Democrats shape the federal employee culture.  That culture is anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-chicago-police-justice-kass-0115-20170113-column.html

— Obama as symbol of hope, possibility for blacks, key to racial legacy, scholars say – Zak Koeske  (DIERSEN: Under Obama, America became more 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 anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  Americans did not like that and that is why Trump won.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-sta-king-obama-legacy-st-0116-20170113-story.html
— The financial security their parents enjoy may be out of reach for millennials: research – Agatha French
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-millennials-financial-security-20170114-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Why millennials are worse off than Baby Boomers – AP  (DIERSEN: What about the draft? Millennials have never been subject to the draft. I was subject to the draft, that is, I was draft bait, 1966-1971. Employers did not want to hire those who are subject to the draft.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that if I had not avoided the draft with student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971, I never would have been able to a) graduate from NIU debt-free in 1970, earn an MBA from Loyola in 1976, earn a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, etc., b) get job offers from the Post Office in 1966, from Firestone Stores in 1970, from Oldsmobile and IRS in 1971, and from GAO in 1980, c) pass the CPA examination in 1979, pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination in 1981, become a licensed CPA in 1981, etc., d) buy new cars in 1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1978, etc., e) buy a new town home in 1972, a studio condo in 1974, a one bedroom condo in 1976, f) get married in 1978, g) buy a home in Wheaton with my wife in 1978, h) etc.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170113/business/170119480/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With a median household income of $40,581, millennials earn 20 percent less than boomers did at the same stage of life, despite being better educated, according to a new analysis of Federal Reserve data by the advocacy group Young Invincibles. The analysis being released Friday gives concrete details about a troubling generational divide that helps to explain much of the anxiety that defined the 2016 election. Millennials have half the net worth of boomers. Their homeownership rate is lower, while their student debt is drastically higher. The generational gap is a central dilemma for the incoming presidency of Donald Trump, who essentially pledged a return to the prosperity of post-World War II America. The analysis also hints at the issues of culture and identity that divided many voters, showing that white millennials — who still earn much more than their blacks and Latino peers — have seen their incomes plummet the most relative to boomers. . .The analysis of the Fed data shows the extent of the decline. It compared 25 to 34 year-olds in 2013, the most recent year available, to the same age group in 1989 after adjusting for inflation. Education does help boost incomes. But the median college-educated millennial with student debt is only earning slightly more than a baby boomer without a degree did in 1989. The homeownership rate for this age group dipped to 43 percent from 46 percent in 1989, although the rate has improved for millennials with a college degree relative to boomers. The median net worth of millennials is $10,090, 56 percent less than it was for boomers. Whites still earn dramatically more than Blacks and Latinos, reflecting the legacy of discrimination for jobs, education and housing. Yet compared to white baby boomers, some white millennials appear stuck in a pattern of downward mobility. This group has seen their median income tumble more than 21 percent to $47,688. Median income for black millennials has fallen just 1.4 percent to $27,892. Latino millennials earn nearly 29 percent more than their boomer predecessors to $30,436. The analysis fits into a broader pattern of diminished opportunity. Research last year by economists led by Stanford University’s Raj Chetty found that people born in 1950 had a 79 percent chance of making more money than their parents. That figure steadily slipped over the past several decades, such that those born in 1980 had just a 50 percent chance of out-earning their parents. This decline has occurred even though younger Americans are increasingly college-educated. The proportion of 25 to 29 year-olds with a college degree has risen to 35.6 percent in 2015 from 23.2 percent in 1990, a report this month by the Brookings Institution noted. The declining fortunes of millennials could impact boomers who are retired or on the cusp of retirement. Payroll taxes from millennials helps to finance the Social Security and Medicare benefits that many boomers receive — programs that Trump has said won’t be subject to spending cuts. And those same boomers will need younger generations to buy their homes and invest in the financial markets to protect their own savings. “The challenges that young adults face today could forecast the challenges that we see down the road,” said Tom Allison, deputy policy and research director at Young Invincibles.)

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Activists don’t trust Chicago mayor to reform police – AP
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/latest-activists-don-t-trust-chicago-mayor-to-reform-police/article_8c96cbe8-1461-57a0-82bf-051884f6dde2.html

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability Report Paints Disappointing Economic Picture – Greg Bishop  (DIERSEN: Under the Democrats, ever-increasingly, Illinois is 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 for a long time.)
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=234270#.WHoDJRsrKM8
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It suggested Illinois will remain an underperformer in the region thanks to manufacturing struggles and the state’s poor finances. The joint report with Moody’s Analytics said Illinois is the Midwest’s weakest link. With soft job creation, a decreasing labor force, continued manufacturing slump and population losses, the report said the state must navigate its fiscal challenges without doing lasting damage to its business climate. The COGFA/Moody’s report said Illinois is the only state in the region where no metro area has entered the expansion phase of the business cycle. Four metro areas — Elgin, Danville, Decatur and Kankakee — have recoveries that are at risk of coming undone. Four other areas are in recession: Bloomington, Carbondale, Peoria and the Quad Cities. “An uncomfortably high share of state residents are unemployed, underemployed or discouraged workers,” according to the report. It also said that, at 11 percent, “the proportion of marginally attached and involuntary part-time workers in the labor force is the highest in the Midwest.” House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, said the status quo is what’s hurting the middle class. “In the last three years, we have lost approximately 80,000 citizens,” he said. “We’ve lost 29,000 jobs over the last 16 years. I don’t call that standing up for the middle class. Is that protecting anyone? The numbers speak for themselves.” It’s possible to come back after a recession like neighboring states have, Durkin said, and he’s encouraged by Democrats recognizing the need for reforms to grow the economy.)

 

OUR QUAD CITIES
— School leaders concerned about cost of water testing  Illinois lawmakers pass a bill that requires schools to test for lead – Ashe Simpson (DIERSEN: How much lead was in the water that you drank when you were young?)
http://www.ourquadcities.com/news/schools-express-concern-over-budget-for-potential-law-mandating-water-testing-for-lead/640383139

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trudeau takes thinly veiled swipe at Trump – CNN  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps want Trump to be mad at them.  I should write a book about anti-Diersens who want me to be mad at them.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trudeau-takes-thinly-veiled-swipe-at-trump/640474612

 

EVANSTON NOW
— Popup political groups keeping Biss busy – Charles Bartling  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who considered TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois to be a “popup political group?”  ANSWER: Those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and 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.  In 2012, the aforesaid succeeded in a) ending my TAPROOT chairmanship and b) destroying TAPROOT.)
http://evanstonnow.com/story/government/charles-bartling/2017-01-13/76714/popup-political-groups-keeping-biss-busy

 

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— Public Speaks on DuPage’s Potential Election Merger
http://www.nctv17.com/public-speaks-on-dupages-potential-election-merger/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Lisle CUSD 202 Backtracks On Copyright Claims – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/01/lisle-cusd-202-backtracks-on-copyright-claims/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Skillicorn’s Property Tax Referendum Thrown Off Ballot – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/01/13/skillicorns-property-tax-referendum-thrown-off-ballot/
— Rauner Appoints Former Dem Candidate for Governor Paul Vallas and Just Retired State Rep. Don Moffitt
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/01/13/rauner-appoints-former-dem-candidate-for-governor-paul-vallas-and-just-retired-state-rep-don-moffitt/
— Franks Continues Trying to Keep County Board Off Balance
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/01/13/franks-continues-to-try-to-keep-county-board-off-balance/
— Jack Franks Skeptic Addresses Second Advisory Referendum to Cut the Size of the County Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/01/13/jack-franks-skeptic-addresses-second-advisory-referendum-to-cut-the-size-of-the-county-board/

 

FOX NEWS
— Democratic Rep. Lewis: Trump not a ‘legitimate president’ (DIERSEN: Who hints/implies/argues/shouts that you are not legitimate?  Should I write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am not legitimate because no one pays me for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor?  According to my critics/opponents, the only legitimate people are themselves, their operatives, and their dupes.)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/14/democratic-rep-lewis-trump-not-legitimate-president.html

 

DAILY CALLER
— Getting Mexico To Pay For The Wall Might Be Trump’s Hardest Promise To Keep – Alex Pfeiffer  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps put the interests of Mexico and of its citizens, millions of whom are in America legally or illegally, ahead of the interests of America and of its citizens.  One could say that anti-Trumps are anti-American.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/14/getting-mexico-to-pay-for-the-wall-might-be-trumps-hardest-promise-to-keep/

 

GOPUSA
— OUTSTANDING: Black Caucus Painting Depicting Cops as Pigs to Come Down Permanently
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19238
— Precious little snowflakes will wear pussyhats to inaugural protest
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19230
— Our Warmonger President and the Lapdog Press
http://www.gopusa.com/our-warmonger-president-and-the-lapdog-press/
— Pew Survey: Ferguson Effect is real
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19179
— Trump’s Enemies See an Opening
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19200

 

BREITBART
— Cubans Say Obama Shut Migration Path in Revenge for Trump’s Win – EDWIN MORA
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/01/13/cubans-say-obama-shut-migration-path-in-revenge-for-trumps-win/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— If fashion designers can refuse service to the Trumps based on principle, why can’t bakers and florists follow their own principles? -David French
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443849/fashion-designers-trump-inaugural-freedom

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump just raised a record-high $90 million for inauguration festivities – ANNA GIARITELLI
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-just-raised-a-record-high-90-million-for-inauguration-festivities/article/2611864

 

THE HILL
— Trump could alter Supreme Court for decades to come – MARK C. MILLER
https://origin-nyi.thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-judiciary/314237-trump-could-alter-supreme-court-for-decades-to-come
— CNN in Trump’s crosshairs – JONATHAN EASLEY AND JOE CONCHA
http://thehill.com/homenews/media/314239-cnn-in-trumps-crosshairs

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Juan Williams: It’s ‘Up To Donald Trump to Prove He’s Legitimate’ – IAN HANCHETT  (DIERSEN: Who hints/implies/argues/shouts that you are not legitimate?  Should I write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am not legitimate? Should I draw attention to all the skeletons in the closets of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes?)
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/01/13/juan-williams-its-up-to-donald-trump-to-prove-hes-legitimate/
— Scientists In Last-Minute Scramble To Save Environmental Data Before Trump Takes Over  Sierra Club files major request for records to buy some time. – Mary Papenfuss  (DIERSEN: What do you say to political party leaders who delete records of who attended and who spoke at their predecessors’ meetings?)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/scientists-save-environmental-data-before-trump_us_58797f6de4b09281d0eb07fa
— Donald Trump’s Voters Say They’d Side With Him Against Congressional Republicans  That means you, too, Speaker Paul Ryan. – Ariel Edwards-Levy  (DIERSEN: From what I see, Republicans believe that if/when push comes to shove, the Congressional RINOs will flush Republicans down the toilet.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-republican-poll_us_58792e13e4b0e58057feb075

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— GOP lawmakers go after ethics official who criticized Trump – STEPHEN OHLEMACHER (DIERSEN: Who goes after you? Should I go after my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes?)
http://cumberlink.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/gop-lawmakers-go-after-ethics-official-who-criticized-trump/article_dcd6aea0-2a93-50cb-9d37-3bb713752d13.html

 

NBC NEWS
— Mexican Gas Price Hike, Fear of Trump Trigger Protests – F. BRINLEY BRUTON
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/mexico/analysis-mexican-gas-price-hike-fear-trump-trigger-protests-n705156

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps blast those White women who voted for Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/14/us/women-voters-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Triumps say “Donald Trump’s Dangerous Attacks on the Press.”  What do you say to Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs who attack me to curry favor with the Democrat press?
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/13/opinion/donald-trumps-dangerous-attacks-on-the-press.html
— Justices Will Hear Challenges to Mandatory Employee Arbitration – ADAM LIPTAK  (DIERSEN: I have been an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority since 1998.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/13/us/politics/scotus-mandatory-employee-arbitration.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Civil-rights legend skipping Trump’s inauguration: Not a ‘legitimate president’ – Bob Fredericks  (DIERSEN: Who hints/implies/argues/shouts that you are not legitimate?  Should I write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am not legitimate because no one pays me for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor?  According to my critics/opponents, the only legitimate people are themselves, their operatives, and their dupes.)
http://nypost.com/2017/01/13/civil-rights-legend-skipping-trumps-inauguration-not-a-legitimate-president/

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— In 2008, they thought their world had changed. But did it? – Astead W. Herndon  (DIERSEN: Under Obama, America became more 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 anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  Americans did not like that and that is why Trump won.)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2017/01/13/president-obama-said-yes-did-but-did/PKlfUmpTjkCIuuHDzryDTK/story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The ‘Deplorables’ Aren’t So Bad, Once You Get to Know Us  If you’ve lost your bearings in Trump’s America, your conservative friend can help you find them. – LOU WEISS  (DIERSEN: In your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, in America, and in the world, how full of hatred are the anti-Trumps?)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-deplorables-arent-so-bad-once-you-get-to-know-us-1484353087

 

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Here are all the lawmakers boycotting Trump’s inauguration – Chris Sanchez (DIERSEN: Who from your precinct, from your municipality, from your township/ward, from your county, and from Illinois is boycotting Trump’s inauguration? How strongly will the anti-Trumps reward the boycotters?  If you say that you are a Republican, the higher the government or political office that you hold/held and the more money that you have, if you are not attending the inauguration, the more that you are presumed to be boycotting the inauguration.)
http://www.businessinsider.com/who-is-skipping-boycotting-trumps-inauguration-2017-1

 

WSAW
— Barron Trump to be the first little boy to live in the White House in 50 years.
http://www.wsaw.com/content/news/Barron-Trump-to-be-the-first-little-boy-to-live-in-the-White-House-in-50-years-410707745.html

 

PRESS ENTERPRISE
— Riverside police shut down two ‘internet cafes’; one for a second time – BRIAN ROKOS
http://www.pe.com/articles/busted-823162-services-offer.html

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— GAO: Improper payments rose to $144B in 2016 – Jason Miller
http://federalnewsradio.com/agency-oversight/2017/01/improper-payments-rose-144b-2016/
— ‘Continue the momentum with employee engagement’ says outgoing HUD secretary – David Thornton  (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the Democrats who ran the agency focused on downsizing the agency, that is, getting rid of GAO employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://federalnewsradio.com/hiringretention/2017/01/outgoing-hud-secretary-says-new-admin-focus-employee-engagement-hiring/

 

THINK PROGRESS
— Obama administration acts to protect poor children from lead poisoning – Bryce Covert  (DIERSEN: How much “lead-based residential paint” was there in the residences that you lived in when you were young?   I am sure that there was lots of lead-based paint in the apartment above Crete’s only hardware store where I lived 1948-1954 and in 1286 Wood Street in Crete where I lived 1954-1972.)
https://thinkprogress.org/hud-lead-final-rule-22833d46a904#.fp4risb2k

 

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Americans say “Don’t treat Donald Trump as if he’s a normal president. He’s not.”
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/14/donald-trump-not-normal-president-congress-theresa-may

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.