January 16 Morning Edition

— Again and again, public officials resist ethics rules – Andy Shaw
— Illinois Democrats denounce GOP plan to repeal Obamacare – Mitch Dudek
— Ken Griffin makes big plans in Palm Beach – Shia Kapos
— Who wins with a fancy pro golf course on South Side? – Editorial


— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say Obama navigated “foes’ stereotypes,” that is, anti-Trumps say that Trump and his supporters are racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: Unity, equality, pink hats: Women’s March on Chicago calls out to thousands – Duaa Eldeib  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps encourage women to hate Trump and to hate those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that 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.)
— 6 HR Mistakes That Will Cost You Your Best Employees  A business is only as strong as their best employees, which means you should avoid these common HR/Management gaffes. – Adam Heitzman  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government did not focus on keeping their best employees.  They focused on a) retaining and promoting their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger and b) making way for them by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)


— D.C.-bound mayors  In addition to the host of local Republicans headed to Washington this week for Trump’s inauguration, Mayor Rodney Craig tells me he is one of several suburban mayors bound for the Beltway for the 85th annual U.S. Conference of Mayors, which runs today through Wednesday. Also going are Barrington Mayor Karen Darch, Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod, Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar, North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham Jr., Lake Barrington Mayor Kevin C. Richardson and Warrenville Mayor David Brummel. – Kerry Lester
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURES: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Suburbs’ new alcohol quandary  Looser liquor laws boost business, but do they encourage consumption? – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote booze, but they also promote gambling, pot, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, race based preference giving, gender based preference giving, age discrimination, political affiliation discrimination, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, and even worse things.)
— Rauner to sign bill requiring lead testing in schools –
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: District 214 hopes for state support of college readiness standards – Christopher Placek  (DIERSEN: When you were in grade school and in high school, who believed that you were college material?  I should write a book about my critics/opponents back then who hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I was NOT college material.  They stressed that neither of my parents had attended college, that my father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, that my mother had never attended high school, and that I was a part-time dishwasher.  My critics/opponents were disappointed that I made it into the upper 20% of my high school class, that I scored 24 on the ACT test, and that I got accepted by UIC.)


— Springfield lawyer Gordon Gates is running for a Lincoln Land Community College board seat, taking on Leland Grove resident Kent Gray, who has been on the board since 1999. – Bernard Schoenburg  (DIERSEN: One could expect that the more that an elected official did to help elect Trump, the more likely that an anti-Trump will run against you.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps “protest repeal of Affordable Care Act.”


— Rail union rejects agreement on jobs program for felons – AP  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that felons could/should have all the jobs that I had doing yard work, delivering newspapers, washing dishes, cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, pumping gasoline, delivering mail, working on an automobile assembly line, working as a security guard, selling tires, automotive supplies, and major appliances, collecting delinquent taxes, and auditing federal agencies.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes say that all the jobs that I had were bad jobs.)


— Sullivan leaves Senate with pride, a few regrets – Doug Wilson


— Donald Trump Blasts “SNL” “Hit Job”


— Inauguration in sight, Trump continues Twitter assault – AP


— Illinois has nation’s steepest ‘wealth flight’ income differential – Carol Ostrow


    — Illinois Republicans try to use Speaker Madigan’s re-election against Democratic incumbents – Kevin McDermott (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  The more that you did to help elect Trump, the more that anti-Trumps will use everything that you did and everything that you did not do against you.)


— Kentucky’s right-to-work legislation could take toll on Southern Illinois economy – Glenn Minnis


— Sente, Yingling targeted for support of Madigan – Ruth de Jauregui  (DIERSEN: Who have you supported and who has targeted you for supporting them?  I should write a book about those who I have supported and those who have targeted me for supporting them.)


— Metro East representatives targeted for support of Madigan – Ruth de Jauregui  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who target me a) for supporting conservative principles, b) for supporting all the planks in the Republican Party platform, c) for supporting all the planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform, and d) for supporting the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) resolution against video gambling.  Come to a MTRCC meeting or event and watch the targeters in action.  The targeters most commonly a) reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks and/or b) reject the MTRCC resolution against video gambling.  The targeters do not want me to serve as the MTRCC webmaster, a MTRCC committee member, a MTRCC committee chairman, a MTRCC officer, or anything else.  The targeters do not want my name or my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to be mentioned at any MTRCC meeting or event.  The targeters want to get rid of those who they cannot manipulate/dominate.  The targeters dominate the MTRCC.)


— ILETSB: The most cruel and callous agency in the State of Illinois – Kirk Allen


— Schools Are Teaching Kids To Hate America Under The Guise Of ‘Civics’  The New Civics sweeping colleges and K-12 teaches that citizenship means looking for grievances, then agitating for bigger government to address them. –  Joy Pullmann


— Democrats to show contempt for voters on Inauguration Day  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are full of contempt.  They despise if not hate just about everyone and everything.)
— Can a Different Approach Help Black Americans?  (DIERSEN: If you asked my Democrat superiors in the federal government what they did to help Blacks, 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 helped their employees who were Black.)
— Prisons giving inmates pointers about seeking disability benefits


— Far Left Group Is Paying Activists a Monthly Salary to Stop TRUMP – Jim Hoft


— Liberals Poison Lady Liberty Depicted As Black Woman on New U.S. Coin – Warner Todd Huston


— MILITANT BLACK MINDSET: WHAT’S THE ENDGAME? – Ben Kinchlow  (DIERSEN: One could argue that for their self defense, those who voted for Trump should a) buy lots of firearms and ammunition and b) qualify themselves for concealed carry.)


— New Trier Township High School Teaches ‘Blackenomics,’ ‘Trans-Rights,’ and ‘White Genocide Against Blacks’ – WARNER TODD HUSTON
— Sanctuary City Migrants Protest Trump Nationwide – JOHN BINDER  (DIERSEN: If you promote sanctuary cities, you shout that you are anti-American.)
— Top Bishop: Europe Will Soon Be Muslim Because of Our Stupidity – NICK HALLETT


— The ‘Deplorables’ Aren’t So Bad, Once You Get to Know Us – Lou Weiss


— 18 House Democrats to Boycott Trump’s Inauguration – ANUGRAH KUMAR (DIERSEN: Anti-Christians want everyone to boycott Trump’s inauguration.)


— Sorry, but I do not concede absolute moral authority to John Lewis – Thomas Lifson


— Head of Ethics Office Is Obama Donor, Now Concerned About Trump Nominees  Shaub says he has ‘great concern’ over speed of confirmation hearings for Trump’s nominees – Elizabeth Harrington
— Entitlement Programs Gained Tens of Thousands of Beneficiaries During Obama Administration  Food stamp rolls have increased 32% since 2009 – Ali Meyer  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that the following are entitlement programs: federal employment, Civil Service Retirement System, and Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.)


— Trump time starts now – W. JAMES ANTLE III


— Bikers for Trump Ready to Stand up to Protesters


— Trump’s Rift With Press Will Grow If Reporters Are Kicked Out Of White House  The Trump campaign blacklisted news organizations. Now the transition team is considering moving journalists from the briefing room. – Michael Calderone


— Trump team says ethics official too ‘political’  (DIERSEN: Virtually all federal employees are Democrats.)
— As inauguration nears, Trump refuses to change – Julie Pace  (DIERSEN: Who wants you to change? The following want me to change: 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.)


— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: In a front page top of fold editorial unethically made to look like a news article, anti-Trumps promote Black hatred of Trump.
— John’s Gospel of Trump’s Illegitimacy – Charles M. Blow  (DIERSEN: Are you a draft avoider? I sought and obtained student draft deferments 1966-1970 and I sought and obtained a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971.  Since 1966, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have used that against me. They focus on turning veterans against me.  While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, most of my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were veterans, and at times, virtually all of them were veterans.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Trump attacks Lewis as, “All talk, talk, talk — no action”; Lewis, who repeatedly thrust his body unto the breach for justice, who was arrested, beaten and terrorized, including during the time that young Trump was at his well-heeled schools, receiving draft deferments from the Vietnam War. In fact, one of Trump’s five deferments was in 1965, the same year as the Selma marches and “Bloody Sunday,” during which Lewis was struck so violently by a state trooper wielding a billy club that Lewis’s skull was fractured. Coincidentally, Trump finally received his permanent exemption from the draft, a 4-F status, in the year before he and his father were sued by the Department of Justice for violating the Fair Housing Act of 1968 — one of the many justice issues Lewis championed. As The New York Times noted at the time: “The government contended that Trump Management had refused to rent or negotiate rentals ‘because of race and color.’ It also charged that the company had required different rental terms and conditions because of race and that it had misrepresented to blacks that apartments were not available.” Let’s be clear: Donald Trump doesn’t even deserve to stand in John Lewis’s shadow. The spectacular obscenity of Trump’s comment is incomparable and deeply repulsive.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout that Trump’s election was illegitimate.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Virtually all federal employees are Democrats, yet anti-Trumps fear that the federal government will target them.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: How happy are you?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always viciously demonized me, viciously denigrated me, and viciously condemned me for my not being happy enough.  They hint/imply/argue/shout that I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth and that I have always been privileged. They hint/imply/argue/shout that everything that I have that is positive is because of the aforesaid.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Obama’s supporters despise if not hate Whites.


— China Tightens Apps Oversight  Beijing begins requiring the country’s hundreds of internet app stores to register with the state – EVA DOU (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes might not admit it, but they want all of the following to “oversee” my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, that is, they want to require me to get written permission from the following before including links to articles in the emails and listing upcoming events in the emails: the Milton Township Republican Central Committee officers, the DuPage County Republican Central Committee officers, the DuPage County Republican township party chairmen, the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) officers, the IRP State Central Committee members, the IRP National Committeeman, the IRP National Committeewoman, all those elected and appointed Republicans for my precinct, for Milton Township, for DuPage County, and for Illinois, etc.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Plugging a gap in the Great Firewall, China on Monday began requiring internet app stores to register with the state. China has long censored websites, barring outlawed content such as pornography, the promotion of illegal activity including terrorism and “rumors,” a term regulators often apply to antigovernment statements. But apps create a special challenge for government censors, experts say, because they often incorporate a wide variety of functions and serve as platforms for users to exchange information, making them harder to oversee. They are also multiplying quickly.)
— More Democratic Legislators Plan on Sitting Out Trump’s Swearing-In – NATALIE ANDREWS and HARRIET TORRY
President-elect’s Twitter rebuke of civil rights leader John Lewis increases boycott number
— Pulling Retirement Cash, but Not by Choice  Baby boomers’ mandatory withdrawals from 401(k)s, IRAs and other tax-deferred retirement accounts start in full force this year, touching off a massive shift of cash – VIPAL MONGA and SARAH KROUSE  (DIERSEN: The cost of living in Wheaton is very high.  Because my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, my Civil Service Retirement System pension is dramatically reduced.  Because of that, increasingly, my wife and I are spending more than our income. When I am 70 1/2, we will use my required minimum distribution to help pay for things like real estate taxes, income taxes, medical expenses, food, utilities, and insurance.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The largest generation in U.S. history has to start pulling its retirement money this year, kicking off a mandatory movement of cash that could total hundreds of billions in the coming decades. U.S. law requires anyone age 70 ½ or older to begin annual withdrawals from their tax-sheltered retirement accounts and pay taxes on those distributions. The oldest of the nation’s 75 million baby boomers cross that threshold for the first time this month, according to a U.S. Census Bureau estimate of when that demographic group began. The obligatory outflows from 401(k)s and IRAs are expected to ripple through the U.S. economy, the stock market and a money-management industry that relies heavily on fees from boomers’ tax-sheltered savings plans and assets. Boomers hold roughly $10 trillion in tax-deferred savings accounts, according to an estimate by Edward Shane, a managing director at Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Over the next two decades, the number of people age 70 or older is expected to nearly double to 60 million—roughly the population of Italy. Firms that manage 401(k) plans are trying to persuade clients to reinvest their withdrawals in other products rather than spending or donating the cash to charity. It’s another pain point for many traditional money managers already struggling to keep some clients from shifting into lower-cost index-tracking mutual funds.)
— Donald Trump Demands Apology From Intelligence Agencies, Media Over Dossier – HARRIET TORRY  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demanded that I apologize for causing all of their problems, for causing all of your problems, for causing all of my problems, and for causing all of everyone’s problems.)
— How Electric Vehicles Could End Car Ownership as We Know It – CHRISTOPHER MIMS  (DIERSEN: Virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) hate unions, b) hate past and present union members, c) hate General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, d) hate those who own/owned vehicles made by General Motors, Ford, or Chrysler.  I was a union member for almost 12 years.  I bought my first car in 1964.  That car, and all the cars that I have bought since then, were made by General Motors, Ford, or Chrysler.)
— The Wing: An Inside Look at a Women-Only Workspace  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred of men. That is one reason why Democrat Clinton lost and Republican Trump won.)


— In publishing, respect is something you earn – Michael Wolf (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are full of disrespect.  They are especially full of disrespect for me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Should I write a book about them?)
— Media beware, your credibility is all you have – Alicia Shepard  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always focused on destroying my credibility.  Should I destroy their credibility?)
— Can the fake news trend be de-escalated? – Mike Snider
— Invest early in America’s children: George Miller and Rick Santorum – George Miller and Rick Santorum  (DIERSEN: My outstanding parents invested in me.  They sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) despise if not hate my parents, Trinity Lutheran Grade School, and Hope Lutheran Grade School and b) shout that the aforesaid made me much “too conservative.” My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want me to join with them in promoting dependency on government and charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, race based preference giving, gender based preference giving, age discrimination, etc.)
— NBA will consider shortening games due to millennial attention spans – AJ Neuharth-Keusch
— Overworked? Join the club. Here’s how to handle it – Laura Petrecca
— Confirm Sen. Sessions: Opposing view – Dean Nelson
— 8 people have same wealth as world’s poorest half – Kim Hjelmgaard

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.