January 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— WHITE HOUSE RELEASES DETAILS ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FAREWELL SPEECH IN CHICAGO – Jessica D’Onofrio and Sarah Schulte
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/details-released-on-obamas-farewell-speech-in-chicago/1682256/

 

NBC5
— Trump Says Emanuel ‘Must Ask for Federal Help’ if Chicago Violence Persists  “Chicago murder rate is record setting – 4,331 shooting victims with 762 murders in 2016,” Trump tweeted. “If Mayor can’t do it he must ask for Federal help!” – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/trump-tweet-chicago-violence-409343705.html

 

CBS2
— CBS 2’s Jay Levine Sets Interview With President Obama Before Farewell  (DIERSEN: I nominate Jeff Berkowitz to interview Obama.  Berkowitz has “conducted approximately five hours of video interviews with Barack Obama, including six one half hour one-on-one TV interview shows.” SEE:
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/about-me/)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/01/02/cbs-2s-jay-levine-sets-interview-with-president-obama-before-farewell/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Person fatally shot by DuPage County deputy during domestic call
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/226695535-story

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump: Chicago should ask for crime help; Rahm did last month – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-to-rahm-ask-federal-government-for-crime-help/
— U.S. Sen. Warren seeks to pull pot shops out of banking limbo – AP  (DIERSEN: If you promote pot in America, you promote the destruction of America.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sen-elizabeth-warren-marijuana-businesses-banking-limbo/
— CPD begins 2017 initiatives to reduce violence  (DIERSEN: To get rid of GAO’s non-veteran White male employees who had not made GS-13 (currently $92,632) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $109,463) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $128,759) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $160,300) by age 40, the Democrats who ran GAO a) began their “pay-for-performance” initiative in 1989 and b) began their early retirement initiative in 1993.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/cpd-begins-2017-initiatives-to-reduce-violence/
— Alabama band to march at inauguration, igniting controversy  Other historically black schools such as Howard University, which performed at President Barack Obama’s first inaugural parade, said they won’t march. – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/talladega-college-band-march-at-donald-trump-inaugural-parade/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump tweets Chicago might need federal help on violence – Bill Ruthhart
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-trump-tweet-chicago-violence-met-20170102-story.html
— President Obama confirms farewell address in Chicago – Christi Parsons
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-obama-confirms-farewell-address-in-chicago-20170102-story.html
— With computers unsafe, a volunteer emerges to be Trump’s message courier – Rex Huppke
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-trump-courier-hacking-huppke-20170102-column.html
— Former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue III said to be Trump’s pick for agriculture secretary – Marvin G. Perez and Jennifer Jacobs
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-sonny-perdue-agriculture-secretary-20170102-story.html
— DuPage sheriff’s deputy shoots man to death after domestic call
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-dupage-fatal-police-shooting-20170102-story.html
— After Mariah Carey’s disaster on live TV, the blame game begins – Glenn Whipp
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-mariah-carey-new-years-eve-20170102-story.html
— Politicians pressure CTA unions over jobs program for ex-felons – Mary Wisniewski  (DIERSEN: It may come out that Rush and/or Davis succeeded in getting my Democrat GAO superiors to force me to retire in 1997 so that my Black Democrat subordinate could have my job and have my preferred corner office.  Jim Thompson, Jim Edgar, and their supporters would have no problem with that because they promote patronage.  SEE: http://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/13/us/seeking-return-to-ways-of-patronage-in-politics.html)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-cta-second-chance-12-29-17-20161229-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Congressmen Bobby Rush and Danny Davis and other prominent Chicago leaders spoke out on Thursday for a CTA jobs program for ex-offenders which could shut down due to a conflict with the rail and bus unions. Democratic Congressmen Bobby Rush and other prominent Chicago politicians and community leaders spoke out on Thursday in support of a CTA jobs program for ex-felons, which is set to end on Saturday because of a conflict with rail and bus unions. Rush, a longtime labor supporter, harshly criticized the unions, saying that putting the Second Chance Program in the middle of contract negotiations was “inhumane” and “insensitive.” Rush said the nine-year-old program that provides temporary jobs cleaning buses and trains is the “only chance” for some ex-felons, victims of abuse and other hard-to-place workers.)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Skillicorn stepping down as East Dundee trustee – Lauren Rohr
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170102/news/170109898/
— The GOP’s path to repealing Obama’s health care law – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170102/business/170109899/
— Dick Clark Productions rejects Mariah Carey’s sabotage claim – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170102/news/301029989/
— TRAGIC: The number of St. Charles establishments offering video gambling is set to grow more than five times beyond the three businesses that pioneered the machines just in September. – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170102/business/170109875/
— Rutland Twp. supervisor kicked off ballot – Lauren Rohr
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170102/news/170109863/

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Trump jabs critics, says he knew he’d win – AP
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/the-latest-trump-jabs-critics-says-he-knew-he-d/article_d986807f-9f17-51a0-9b1c-b3309f35d069.html

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— State Report Says Illinois Spending Could Exceed Tax Revenue By $13 Billion – BRIAN MACKEY
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/state-report-says-illinois-spending-could-exceed-tax-revenue-13-billion

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— GOP Congress feels it has mandate to undo Obama’s agenda – AP
http://www.qconline.com/news/politics/gop-congress-feels-it-has-mandate-to-undo-obama-s/article_ba17afd4-d0ff-11e6-b1fe-2ba1f2344643.html

 

CLINTON HERALD
— Why has the homicide epidemic been left to spread? – Clarence Page (DIERSEN: What the “root causes” of the “homicide epidemic?” Sooner or later, the Democrats who run Chicago will blame Republicans.)
http://www.clintonherald.com/opinion/why-has-the-homicide-epidemic-been-left-to-spread/article_0f2cb49e-d0f4-11e6-95a2-7f4a38c423c0.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— If you’re caught carrying marijuana, you’ll only have to pay a fine  (DIERSEN: If you promote pot in Illinois, you promote the destruction of Illinois.)
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article124147499.html

 

WJBC
— Illinois’ temporary budget lapses – Eric Stock
http://www.wjbc.com/2017/01/02/illinois-temporary-budget-lapses/

 

CHICAGO INFORMER
— David Smith lays out Illinois Family Institute’s legislative agenda for 2017
http://chicagoinformer.com/369319/david-smith-lays-out-illinois-family-institutes-legislative-agenda-for-2017/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? MARCHING WITH FATHER PFLEGER AND REV. JACKSON
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/wheres-weyermuller-marching-with-father-pfleger-and-rev-jackson.html
— TAKING THE PRO-LIFE MESSAGE ON THE ROAD
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/taking-the-pro-life-message-on-the-road-video.html
— WILL ILLINOIS EXPLORE THE “RIGHT TO DISCONNECT” FOR EMPLOYEES?  (DIERSEN: From what I see, if employees who are members of any of the following groups assert a “right to disconnect,” they will be immediately terminated: Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/will-illinois-explore-the-right-to-disconnect-for-employees.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump takes dig at Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel – AP
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/2/the-latest-trump-takes-dig-at-chicago-mayor-rahm-e/

 

BREITBART
— ANTI-AMERICAN: Chicago Sun-Times: Make All Universities ‘Sanctuary Campuses’ – John Binder
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/01/02/chicago-paper-make-universities-sanctuary-campuses/
— Media Suddenly Find ‘Courage’ to Stand up for First Amendment – JOEL B. POLLAK
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/01/02/first-amendment-media-suddenly-finds-courage-confront-trump/
— Kicking Money Out of Politics: Trump Boots Koch Brother from Golf Course – KATIE MCHUGH
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/02/kickng-money-out-of-politics-trump-boots-koch-brother-from-golf-course/
— Eight Immigration Victories Won for Americans in 2016 – KATIE MCHUGH
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/02/8-immigration-victories-won-for-america-in-2016/

 

BLAZE
— The GOP claims mandate, plans to implement far-reaching conservative agenda – Sarah Lee
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/01/02/the-gop-claims-mandate-plans-to-implement-far-reaching-conservative-agenda/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— OBAMA DUMPS “REFUGEES” INTO RED STATES – Kent Kellar
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/01/02/obama-dumps-refugees-into-red-states/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Vermont Residents Don’t Want To ‘Foot The Bill’ For Syrian Refugees – Saagar Enjeti
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/02/vermont-residents-dont-want-to-foot-the-bill-for-syrian-refugees/
— Journalists Exposed By WikiLeaks Will Now Cover Trump White House – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/02/journalists-exposed-by-wikileaks-will-now-cover-trump-white-house/
— Black Leaders Brace To Resist Trump’s Potential Agenda – Amber Randall
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/02/black-leaders-brace-to-resist-trumps-potential-agenda/

 

GOPUSA
— Another Wake-up Call Against Open Borders
http://www.gopusa.com/another-wake-up-call-against-open-borders/
— Obama’s Indifference to White ‘Deaths of Despair’
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=18723

 

NEWSMAX
— Wall Street Banks: Trump’s Economy to Fall Far Short of Lofty Goals in 1st Year – F McGuire
http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/Economy/donald-trump-wall-street-economy-banks/2017/01/02/id/766438/

 

BUZPAC REVIEW
— How long should we wait for Trump to ‘repeal a lot’ of Obama’s actions? How about day ONE? – Samantha Chang
http://www.bizpacreview.com/2017/01/02/long-wait-trump-repeal-lot-obamas-actions-day-one-430758

 

THE HILL
— Biographer: Golf course incident typical of Trump’s ‘erratic behavior’ – MALLORY SHELBOURNE
http://thehill.com/homenews/312381-trump-biographer-says-he-played-at-golf-course-before
— Bruce Springsteen questions whether Trump is fit to serve – MELANIE ZANONA  (DIERSEN: One could ask Springsteen what does he know about government or politics?)
http://thehill.com/homenews/news/312418-bruce-springsteen-questions-whether-trump-is-fit-to-serve

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Many Americans Don’t Believe Trump Can Handle Presidential Duties.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/americans-lack-confidence-in-trump_us_586a8081e4b0de3a08f91111

 

REUTERS
— Trump says Chicago must seek U.S. help if no progress cutting murders – Daniel Trotta
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-chicago-idUSKBN14M155

 

CBS NEWS
— The Republicans who could cause trouble for Donald Trump’s agenda – EMILY SCHULTHEIS  (DIERSEN: Trump has promised to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-people-who-could-cause-trouble-for-donald-trumps-agenda/

 

MSNBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump seems eager to make national divisions much worse.”
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-seems-eager-make-national-divisions-much-worse

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Trump calls for ‘federal help’ to combat Chicago’s shockingly high murder rate – CAMERON JOSEPH
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-calls-federal-combat-chicago-murder-rate-article-1.2931945
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “We’re not opposing Donald Trump with the unified fierceness he deserves.”
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/king-not-opposing-trump-fierceness-deserves-article-1.2931856
— Historically black college band criticized for agreeing to march at Trump’s inauguration
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/historically-black-college-band-hit-accepting-trump-invite-article-1.2932145

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s inability to tolerate critics may be his biggest problem.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2017/01/02/trumps-inability-to-tolerate-critics-may-be-his-biggest-problem/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s never-ending quest for adoration.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2017/01/02/trumps-never-ending-quest-for-adoration/

 

TIME
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Most Americans Don’t Think Donald Trump Can Handle Being President.”
http://time.com/4620230/donald-trump-gallup-poll-president/

 

WALL STREET JORNAL
— Republican Congress Promises to Move Quickly Toward Goals  First task is to dismantle Affordable Care Act, but effort is creating a maze of challenges – SIOBHAN HUGHES and  KRISTINA PETERSON
http://www.wsj.com/articles/republican-congress-promises-to-move-quickly-toward-goals-1483370025
— The Method in Donald Trump’s Maddening Communications Habits  The president-elect appears to have at least three purposes in commenting so freely on matters large and small – GERALD F. SEIB
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-method-in-donald-trumps-maddening-communications-habits-1483377825

 

FORBES
— How To Become The ‘Must Hire’ Candidate In A Job Interview – George Bradt  (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/georgebradt/2017/01/02/how-to-become-the-must-hire-candidate-in-a-job-interview/#202ef76f3bb3

 

DAILY MAIL
— Trump blasts Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel for record-setting 762 homicides and 4,331 shooting victims in 2016 and says he ‘must ask for Federal help’ if he can’t fix Windy City – DAVID MARTOSKO
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4080790/Chicago-records-762-homicides-2016-making-bloodiest-12-months-20-YEARS-Windy-City.html

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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