January 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— GOV. RAUNER, POSSIBLE 2018 OPPONENTS ATTEND MLK BREAKFAST – Charles Thomas
http://abc7chicago.com/news/gov-rauner-possible-2018-opponents-attend-mlk-breakfast/1705434/

 

NBC5
— Women’s March Chicago Shifts Location to ‘Protect Grant Park,’ Thousands Expected to Gather Day After Trump’s Inauguration
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Womens-March-Chicago-Shifts-Location-to-Protect-Grant-Park-410870125.html
— Chicago Honors MLK as Political Divide Heightens Across the Nation
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/chicago-martin-luther-king-jr-tribute-410869965.html
— Rauner, Duckworth Attend MLK Day of Service in Chicago  The event, hosted by non-profit City Year Chicago, looks to honor Dr. King’s birthday by commemorating his legacy of service. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Duckworth-Rauner-Attend-MLK-Day-of-Service-in-Chicago-410849425.html
— Chicago’s Father Michael Pfleger Delivers Fiery Martin Luther King Day Speech in Atlanta – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-father-michael-pfleger-atlanta-martin-luther-king-day-410877095.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Church removes Trump’s name from ‘prayers for leaders,’ claiming his name is a ‘trauma trigger’
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/229323126-story
— Newspaper lists Trump inauguration ceremony in TV section as episode of “The Twilight Zone”
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/229303650-story

 

WGN TV
— IL officials call for unity on MLK Day as partisan rhetoric heats up in Washington – TONYA FRANCISCO  (DIERSEN: Democrats call for individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries to unite against those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://wgntv.com/2017/01/16/il-officials-call-for-unity-on-mlk-day-as-partisan-rhetoric-heats-up-in-washington/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pfleger calls Trump a ‘bully’ and ‘anchor of fake news’ at MLK event – Patricia Callahan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-pfleger-speech-king-center-met-20170116-story.html
— Anti-Trump Loop protest on King holiday
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/media/92345719-132.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois women plan D.C. trips to oppose — or support — Trump – Alexandra Olsen
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-women-plan-d-c-trips-to-oppose-or-support-trump/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Holiday should honor Douglass – Phil Collins, Wheeling
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170116/discuss/170119454/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— MLK Breakfast audience challenged to improve society – Dean Olsen  (DIERSEN: What would your superiors say that they did to improve society?  My Democrat GAO superiors would stress that 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 $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors would stress that they did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims.  My Democrat Post Office superiors would stress that they forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.  My aforesaid Democrat superiors would stress that the aforesaid adverse actions that they took against me directly benefited their employees who were poor, and especially their poor employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170116/mlk-breakfast-audience-challenged-to-improve-society

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois teachers embracing presidential inauguration – MARCUS JACKSON
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/illinois-teachers-embracing-presidential-inauguration/article_05982d2b-cc48-5472-9456-991e63d4e15e.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Donald Trump’s Twitter milestone: 20 million followers  Trump is 68th-most-followed user on site – BRIAN STELTER
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/donald-trumps-twitter-milestone-20-million-followers/641235357
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote “Women’s March on Washington.”
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/womens-march-on-washington-what-you-need-to-know/641015405

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— South Jacksonville Resident Kem Wilson Going to Trump Inauguration – Eric Feldman
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/south-jacksonville-resident-going-to-trump-inauguration

 

WREX
— Rauner, Duckworth attend King Day service event in Chicago – AP
http://www.wrex.com/story/34270391/rauner-duckworth-attend-king-day-service-event-in-chicago

 

SANGAMON SUN
— Critics point out hypocrisy in Madigan attack on Rauner regarding wealth and power – Karen Kidd
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511060323-critics-point-out-hypocrisy-in-madigan-attack-on-rauner-regarding-wealth-and-power

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? MARCHING WITH LIFE LOVERS IN CHICAGO
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/wheres-weyermuller-marching-with-life-lovers-in-chicago-.html

 

NUMBERS USA
— REP. SENSENBRENNER NAMED CHAIRMAN OF IMMIGRATION SUBCOMMITTEE
https://www.numbersusa.com/news/rep-sensenbrenner-named-chairman-immigration-and-border-security-subcommittee

 

GOPUSA
— Hillary and Bill: No Influence Left to Sell  (DIERSEN: Who are the influence sellers in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19293
— USDA report shows 10 percent of food stamps go to buying soda
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19252
— Texas GOP leaders submit $2.8 billion tab to feds for border security  (DIERSEN: Those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that encourage people to come to America illegally, that encourage people stay in America illegally, and/or that encourage others to bring people to America illegally should pay all of America’s border security costs.  How many billions if not trillions of dollars in border security costs do the Democrat and RINO individuals, organizations, companies, and governments in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois owe?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19274

 

DAILY CALLER
— Liberal Journalists Rediscover Mission As Obama Leaves Office – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/16/liberal-journalists-rediscover-mission-as-obama-leaves-office/
— Donald Trump And Martin Luther King Jr.’s Son Just Met. What They Talked About. – Kaitlan Collins  (DIERSEN: What would your superiors say that they did to fight poverty?  My Democrat GAO superiors would stress that 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 $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors would stress that they did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims.  My Democrat Post Office superiors would stress that they forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.  My aforesaid Democrat superiors would stress that the aforesaid adverse actions that they took against me directly benefited their employees who were poor, and especially their poor employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/16/donald-trump-and-martin-luther-king-jr-s-son-just-met-what-they-talked-about/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When asked what his father’s message to Trump would be if he were alive today, King said, “I think my father would be concerned about the fact that there are 50 million people living in poverty in this country. We have to create a climate for all votes to be lifted. It’s insanity we have poor people in nation.”)

 

THE BLAZE
— Church won’t utter Trump’s name in prayers since he’s ‘literally a trauma trigger to some people’ – Dave Urbanski  (DIERSEN: My name is not uttered at Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) meetings and events to avoid triggering trauma in 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 MTRCC 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, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/01/16/church-wont-utter-trumps-name-in-prayers-since-hes-literally-a-trauma-trigger-to-some-people/
— If your sex life is none of my business, stop demanding that I finance it – Matt Walsh
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/matt-walsh-if-your-sex-life-is-none-of-my-business-stop-demanding-that-i-finance-it/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— On MLK Day, Stand against Identity Politics – DAVID FRENCH  (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics?  My demographics are terrible.  I am conservative, Republican, American, White, male, old (68), non-poor, baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, gun owner, draft avoider, 100% German American, ancestors have been in America since 1840s, retired federal employee, childless, American nameplate vehicle owner, etc.)
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443891/martin-luther-king-day-identity-politics-white-black-collaboration-civil-rights-abolition

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Where immigration has been heaviest in the Obama years – MICHAEL BARONE
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/where-immigration-has-been-heaviest-in-the-obama-years/article/2611946

 

POLITICO
— Trump Is Making Journalism Great Again  In his own way, Trump has set us free. – JACK SHAFER  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, journalists talk, act, and write like they are paid by the Democrat Party.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have no problem with that.)
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/01/trump-is-making-journalism-great-again-214638

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Corporations Open the Cash Spigot for Trump’s Inauguration – NICHOLAS FANDOS  (DIERSEN: What percent of that cash is from corporations that 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, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/15/us/politics/trump-inauguration-donations-corporations.html

 

WALL STREET JOUNAL
— Democrats’ Fissures Re-Emerge as Party Seeks New Leader  Officials fear hangover from Sanders-Clinton primary fight may threaten unity – REID J. EPSTEIN  (DIERSEN: From what I see, Democrats want a new leader who is even 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, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/democratic-leadership-race-exposes-party-division-1484583764

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— China Warns ‘Rookie’ Trump It May ‘Take Off the Gloves’ After One China Policy Comments – Adam K. Raymond  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps pander to Communist China.)
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/01/china-warns-rookie-trump-it-may-take-off-the-gloves.html

 

DUPAGE DEMOCRATS
— DuPage Democrats Energized! – Carrie Brasser  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for this. Since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have blamed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all losses that Republican candidates have suffered in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton. What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, many of whom hold/held leadership positions in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton?)
http://www.dupagedemocrats.com/cms2/dupage-democrats-energized/

 

WASHINGTON BLADE
— Why Trump’s plan to remove press from White House is anti-LGBT – Chris Johnson  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the press promotes LGBTQ activity.  Ever-increasingly, the press demonizes, denigrates, and condemns individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://www.washingtonblade.com/2017/01/16/trumps-plan-remove-press-white-house-anti-lgbt/

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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