January 18 Morning Edition

— Former rivals Rauner, Vallas unite for Chicago State overhaul – Tina Sfondeles
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump and Trump’s supporters.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump and Trump’s supporters.


— Towns should think hard about new wave of requests for liquor licenses – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois a) promote booze, b) drink lots of booze, and/or c) want to drink more booze than they do.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump and Trump’s supporters.


— A Big Drag: How Much Puffing In Illinois Costs Smokers – Kelly Bauer  (DIERSEN: I have never been a smoker.  While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, many, if not most of my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who worked the hardest against me were smokers.  Almost all of them were White, male, and/or older.  Many of them had severe health problems.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Smoking will cost you big time in Illinois.  The habit will cost a smoker an estimated nearly $1.8 million throughout his or her lifetime, making Illinois among the costliest states in the nation for users, according to a new study. The study from WalletHub looked at the out-of-pocket cost to smokers as well as financial opportunity cost (how much money smokers would have made by investing money instead of spending it on cigarettes), healthcare cost, income loss per smoke and other expenses. The study found smoking in Illinois will end up costing people more than $34,000 a year or $1.77 million over a lifetime of smoking for about 50 years. For a pack-a-day smoker, the habit can cost more than $2,700 per year just to buy cigarettes, the study found.)


— State’s first lady visits local crisis unit – Edith Brady-Lunny


— Illinois is short 600 school substitutes a day – AP  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, I took very few sick days, while my Democrat coworkers and subordinates, took lots of sick days.  While I worked for the Park Forest Post Office part-time 1966-1969, I was frequently called in to substitute for my Democrat coworkers who had called in sick.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Public-school administrators are scrambling to find substitute teachers for as many as 600 Illinois classrooms a day, a survey finds. The review released Tuesday by the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools revealed that teachers call in more than 16,500 absences each week. School officials have trouble finding replacements for nearly 20 percent of them.)


— Donald Trump: ‘I Don’t Like Tweeting’ – ABC NEWS (DIERSEN: I do not like putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out each and every morning and each and every evening.  Like Trump, “I have other things I could be doing.” But tremendous communication voids continue to exist in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Wheaton, in etc. that no one is filling.  The Illinois Republican Party, the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, and other conservative and Republican organizations in Illinois do not have the time, the motivation, the experience, and/or the money like I do to help keep Illinois Republicans up to date with government and political news and commentary every 12 hours.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Despite appearances to the contrary, President-elect Donald Trump says he isn’t a fan of tweeting. In an interview with Fox News slated to air Wednesday, Trump said he uses Twitter to defend himself against the “dishonest media.” “Look, I don’t like tweeting,” Trump told Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt. “I have other things I could be doing. But I get very dishonest media, very dishonest press. It’s my only way that I can counteract.” He continued: “When people misrepresent me — because the press is very dishonest, unbelievably dishonest … When people misrepresent me, I have at least a way of saying it’s a false statement. If the press were honest, which is not, I would absolutely not use Twitter. I wouldn’t have to.”)


— Candidate Rauner And Governor Rauner Differ Over Union Strike – Jordan Abudayyeh
— Putin: Obama administration trying to undermine Trump – AP (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs focus on undermining Republicans.)


— Illinoisans deserve better budget ideas – Scott Reeder  (DIERSEN: What if those who run Illinois promised to stop driving out of Illinois individuals, organizations, and companies 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?)


— Much at risk for union members – Editorial
— Bill aims to ‘level the playing field’ for political parties – Tom Kacich


— Wheaton City Council approves facility for single moms at former Wheaton Inn  Facility to serve as many as 12 new and expectant single mothers – ERIC SCHELKOPF
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Wheaton City Council on Jan. 17 voted 6-0 to approve plans for the former Wheaton Inn building at 301 W. Roosevelt Road to become a facility for new and expectant single mothers. The Clarendon Hills-based company Love From Above plans to offer a two-year transitional housing program for women 18 to 26 years old that will serve single mothers in DuPage County. The facility would serve as many as 12 women at any given time who find themselves in “crisis pregnancies,” Love From Above President and founder Yvonne Florczak-Seeman previously said. City Council members approved the plans contingent on the installation of landscaping for the property and the replacement of any required landscaping that has died or is dying. In addition, the facility will only be able to serve a maximum of 12 women at any given time. While Wheaton Mayor Michael Gresk said he would have preferred to have seen a commercial use for the building, “it’s good to see that building occupied.” “It’s an appropriate use,” he said. Council members previously asked if the facility would have to be licensed or regulated by the state. Greg Dose, attorney for the applicant, wrote a letter to the city stating the facility is not subject to regulation or licensing by the Department of Children and Family Services under the Illinois Child Care Act. In the letter, Dose said the facility will be the primary residence of the women. “While they reside there, it will be their home and the home of their infant and toddler children,” Dose said in the letter. “There will be no children on the premises other than those of the moms. Thus all child care that occurs on the premises will be home-based child care.” Dose said the facility is exempt from DCFS licensing and regulation because the children will not be apart from their parents. Wheaton’s city attorney has agreed with Dose’s opinion. As proposed, the women staying at the facility would have to be enrolled in college to participate in the program. This would be the company’s first facility, which will be called The Butterfly Garden…A Place for Healing and Transformation. The Wheaton Inn originally was built in 1987 and most recently was used as office space by an investment company that relocated to Downers Grove a few years ago. Council member Suzanne Fitch was absent from the meeting.)


— Chicago bills itself as a ‘sanctuary city,’ but advocates worry about limits to protections for undocumented immigrants – Nandita Raghuram  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who run Chicago shout that they 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.)


— Lisle Village Board Violates Law On Camera – John Kraft


— HERE’S WHY MOODY’S IS WARNING OF AN ILLINOIS DEATH SPIRAL  Moody’s warns that Illinois’ weak economic growth and population loss are credit negative and that the state may be entering a financial death spiral. – Michael Lucci


— Income Inequality: The Role of Markets and Government (DIERSEN: What would your superiors say that they did to fight income inequality? 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.)


— GOP STATE LAWMAKER BARBARA SALVI WHEELER CALLS FOR OBAMA TO SHORTEN BLAGOJEVICH’S PRISON SENTENCE  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents blame me for their problems, blame me for your problems, blame me for my problems, and blame for everyone’s problems.  My critics/opponents have sentenced me to governmental and political death.  Further, they make it very clear that will also sentence anyone who comes to my defense to governmental and political death.  How should I react to that?)


— Proft gets $500,000 infusion from Uihlein  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that Uihlein’s not giving me any money proves that me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are worthless.)


— Fake Polls? How CNN And ABC Are Fudging The Numbers To Tank Trump’s Favorability
— MLK Weekend was a war zone in Chicago
— GM announces 7,000 U.S. jobs, $1B factory investment
— What if a White News Contributor Said This?


— SPONSORS OF ANARCHY  The violence and mayhem that lies ahead this weekend. – Michelle Malkin


— CONSERVATISM IS NOT RACISM – Star Parker (DIERSEN: In your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, who takes the lead in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning conservatives as being racists? I should write a book about such demonizers, denigrators, and condemners in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. In the book, I would focus on those demonizers, denigrators, and condemners who falsely claim to be conservative to give themselves standing to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn conservatives.  These Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs paint themselves as being “good” conservatives.)


— Black History (aka Demonize White America) Month – Lloyd Marcus  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you as being a racist if you do not demonize, denigrate and condemn Whites as being racists.)


— Sponsors of Anarchy – MICHELLE MALKIN


— Departing CIA chief John Brennan wants his legacy to be the work he did for LGBTQ community – Kelly Riddell  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that promoting LGBTQ activity is their top priority.)


— Trump Tweets His Success on Jobs: ‘The People Are Seeing Big Stuff’ – Mark Swanson


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Is Trump ready for a national security crisis?”


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Republicans excited about Trump — and worry about what he’ll say next.”
— 2,000 GM workers to lose jobs on Inauguration Day  Trump voters hope president-elect will save jobs – HEATHER LONG


— Trump says won’t move White House briefing room, will pick who gets in  (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about 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 claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican but a) who DO NOT want me to know about their events and other activities, b) who DO NOT want me to promote their events or other activities, c) who DO NOT want me to attend or ask questions at their events, and d) who DO NOT want me to report on their events or other activities.  The aforesaid 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/or 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.  The aforesaid talk and act like they have been promised lots of money, a new home, a new car, a sweetheart job, a sweetheart contract, favorable legislation, and much more if they succeed in getting rid of me.  How should I react to that?)
— New York protesters camp out at Goldman Sachs to oppose Trump – Elizabeth Dilts  (DIERSEN: How much an hour are they being paid and by who?)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps want Rubio to defy Trump.  Who do you defy?  My critics/opponents want everyone to defy me.
— Retweeting Donald Trump  Imagine the benefits to the country if the president-elect’s messages were nice, not nasty. – Thomas L. Friedman  (DIERSEN: What if all of the sudden, I would stop including in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails links to articles that my critics/opponents disapprove of?  My critics/opponents only approve of articles that a) glorify and praise them and/or b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn their enemies.  My critics/opponents have millions if not billions of enemies.)
— Politics’ Newest Empty Gesture: The Disavowal – WESLEY MORRIS  (DIERSEN: Who wants you to be disavowed?  My critics/opponents want all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries to not only disavow me, they want them to get rid of me. Operatives and dupes for my critics/opponents talk and act like they have been promised lots of money, a new home, a new car, a sweetheart job, a sweetheart contract, favorable legislation, and much more if they succeed in getting rid of me.  How should I react to that?)
— After Retirement, Finding a ‘Second Career’ as a Volunteer – EMILY PALMER  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes shout that what I do for you as your GOPUSA Illinois is worthless because I am not paid for what I do.  Most, if not virtually all of the operatives and dupes for my critics/opponents have severe financial, health, and/or other problems.  They all but shout that they will do just about anything for money.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “What Ben Carson got wrong about government assistance.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrat reporters have always worked in the White House to destroy Republicans. Will Trump evict them?
— Secret Service agrees to pay $24 million to settle decades-old race-bias case brought by black agents – Carol D. Leonnig


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump Least Popular New President in at Least a Generation.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Majority of Americans Disapprove of Trump’s Twitter Use.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Voters Harbor Mixed Feelings Ahead of Inauguration.”
— The Best Ways to Manage a Demanding Boss – SUE SHELLENBARGER (DIERSEN: Is/was your boss demanding?  During my last 8 years at GAO, most, if not virtually all of my GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates DID NOT want to work for my boss because she was very demanding, female, younger, Jewish, and wealthy.  She had an MBA from the University of Chicago and had passed the CPA examination on her first attempt.  To turn her against me, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates stressed to her that I was conservative (she was liberal), Republican (she was Democrat), 100% German national origin (she was 100% Russian national origin), baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran (she was Jewish), and that my ancestors had been in America since the 1840s (her ancestors were recent immigrants).)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “In Trump Nation, healing is overrated.”
— Companies pile on job announcements to avoid Trump’s wrath – Chris Woodyard
— U.S. abortion rate drops to lowest level since Roe v. Wade – Susan Miller


— GM to invest $1 billion in U.S. after pressure from Trump – Brent Snavely  (DIERSEN: Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) hate unions, b) hate past and present union members, c) hate GM, and d) hate those who own/owned GM vehicles.  I was a union member for almost 12 years 1966-1969 and 1971-1980.  I have owned at least one GM car since 1964, except late 1968-mid-1971 when I owned a 1969 Dodge Charger SE.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Trump White House already has a leadership crisis.”
— Donald Trump is blowing up Paul Ryan’s agenda – James Pethokoukis


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Things fall apart when the centre cannot hold as Trump takes office.”


— GAO Marshalls Its Data to Warn Leaders of Fiscal Crisis – Charles S. Clark  (DIERSEN: I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $94,610-$122,991.)


— Who are the three-quarters of adult Americans who didn’t vote for Trump?  The president-elect came second in the popular vote in November but the biggest bloc in the US electorate was those who for different reasons did not vote – Mona Chalabi (FROM THE ARTICLE: People of color. . .People with felony criminal records. . .Residents of the U.S. territories. . .People with disabilities. . .Immigrants. . .Children)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump and Trump’s supporters.
— One Nation asked for Trump inauguration invitation, says foreign affairs  Department reveals embassy asked members of Congress about spare tickets after ‘multiple requests’ from Malcolm Roberts – Paul Karp
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Tuesday Burston told ABC Radio National the tickets came from Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger. But Buzzfeed reported on Wednesday that Kinzinger, a congressman from Illinois who spoke out against Trump during the election, had not extended an invitation directly to One Nation. “Our office received a request from the embassy of Australia and the congressman accommodated that request,” a spokesperson for Kinzinger reportedly said. “As such, we have given the tickets to the embassy to use as they wish. The congressman does not endorse any political party in Australia.”)


— For Voters, Obama’s Legacy Is A More Divided America  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who focus on dividing 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 AGAINST THOSE 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.)

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.