January 21 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps glorify and praise a) those who come to America illegally, b) those who stay in America illegally, and c) those who bring others to America illegally.
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-sun-times/20180121/282522953886287
— When does a donation become a bribe? – Phil Kadner (DIERSEN: Operatives and dupes who work 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 lots more if they succeed in stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-sun-times/20180121/281822874217039
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow over their success in making Women hate those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, 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.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/sweet-will-womens-march-spur-democratic-turnout-in-mid-term-elections/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— VERY SAD: FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN THE NAPERVILLE SUN WITH BIG COLOR PICTURES: West suburban residents return to Grant Park for Women’s March, say there’s more work to be done – Diane Moca
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-naperville-aurora-women-march-st-0121-20180120-story.html
— Trust in news media takes a hit during Trump presidency – AP (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Illinois who claim to be conservative and/or Republican but who not only have no problem with the Democrat news media in Illinois, a) they pander to the Democrat news media in Illinois, b) they fail/refuse to keep [email protected] on their press advisory and press release lists, c) they do everything that they can to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and d) they do everything that they can to stop everyone from reading the emails. They do not want me to know about their events or other activities. They do not want me to promote their events or other activities. They do not want me to attend their events. They do not want me to report on their events or other activities. They talk and act like they are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-bc-us–trump-one-year-media-20180115-story.html
— Veterans behind bars: US jails set aside special cellblocks – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–cellblocks-for-veterans-20180110-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Daiber, Marshall and the downstate discontent – Editorial (DIERSEN: Trump won 91 of Illinois’ 102 counties.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180120/editorial-daiber-marshall-and-the-downstate-discontent
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: 3 suburban graduates make Forbes’ ’30 Under 30′ list for virtual reality office tool – Madhu Krishnamurthy (DIERSEN: The higher the government or political office that you seek, the more that your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will demonize, denigrate, and condemn what you did when you were young. In my defense, when I was young, a) I bought new cars when I was 17, 19, 20, 23, and 29. I bought a new town home when I was 24, a studio condo when I was 25, and 27. My wife and I bought a home when I was 29. I earned a bachelor’s degree when I was 21, an MBA when I was 27, and a master’s degree in accounting when I was 31. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt when I was 30. I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt when I was 32. In today’s dollars, I was earning $81,071/year when I was 25 and $91,880/year when I was 30.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180120/3-suburban-graduates-make-forbes-30-under-30-list-for-vr-office-tool
(FROM THE ARTICLE: After graduating from Huntley in 2010, Hiremath studied computer science at the University of Illinois but dropped out after two years. He moved to Silicon Valley, learned software coding online, interned at Facebook and worked for various tech startups. His co-founders also ditched college to pursue their startup dreams. Thomas, 27, dropped out of Indiana University in Bloomington with one semester left to launch his own media startup in California. He later worked as head of products for Los Angeles-based information brokerage MyLife.com, formerly Reunion.com. Khan, 22, started a digital social platform, ViaTask, at 16 and decided not to go to college after high school. He later became a designer for Backplane and Weebly and worked for venture capital firms. The trio founded Loom in 2015.)

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Women’s rally, march draws crowd at Capitol – John Reynolds
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180120/womens-rally-march-draws-crowd-at-capitol
— Lincoln Home closed due to federal government shutdown – Tamara Browning
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180120/lincoln-home-closed-due-to-federal-government-shutdown

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Biss, Rauner piling up local endorsements, donations – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-01-21/tom-kacich-biss-rauner-piling-local-endorsements-donations.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow over their success in making women anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, 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.pjstar.com/news/20180120/womens-march-activates-voters-in-east-peoria

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Illinois taxpayers deserve to know how their money’s spent – Editorial
http://qctimes.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-illinois-taxpayers-deserve-to-know-how-their-money-s/article_49b3e966-3174-5f6c-9da4-bc67df6efec6.html

 

JACKSONVILLE JOURNAL COURIER
— Abortion law a moral, financial burden – Jeanne Strubbe
http://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/118422/commentary-abortion-law-a-moral-financial-burden

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Gov. Bruce Rauner visits annual Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber awards gala
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/01/21/gov-bruce-rauner-visits-annual-algonquinlake-in-the-hills-chamber-awards-gala/apqmgtm/
— Candidates must face pension issue – Editorial
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/01/18/our-view-candidates-must-face-pension-issue/a4xwus7/

 

SOUTHERN
— Trump floats idea of rule change to end shutdown – AP
http://thesouthern.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/the-latest-trump-floats-idea-of-rule-change-to-end/article_767f4d48-1b31-5bea-8436-6fd55f98d83d.html
— Still pumped for Trump in Southern Illinois: One year in, local voters voice support for president – MARILYN HALSTEAD
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/still-pumped-for-trump-in-southern-illinois-one-year-in/article_8c5bea47-e212-50f1-8a45-c7a17f8912d6.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS

— Nationwide women’s march comes to Springfield – Cymphanie Sherman
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/nationwide-womens-march-comes-to-springfield-01-21-2018

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Chicago Republican Party Chairman Chris Cleveland says Rauner trying buy Republican support – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511318514-chicago-gop-leader-says-rauner-trying-buy-republican-support

 

EAST CENTRAL REPORTER
— Chris Miller gets support from former Illinois congressman Tim Johnson
https://eastcentralreporter.com/stories/511318792-miller-gets-support-from-former-illinois-congressman

 

BLAZE
— Statue of Liberty closed Saturday as government begins shutdown over spending deadlock – Teri Webster
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/01/20/statue-of-liberty-closed-saturday-as-government-begins-shutdown-over-spending-deadlock
— Grandmother, sitting in car reading Bible, latest victim of carjacking spree in Chicago – Teri Webster
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/01/20/grandmother-sitting-in-car-reading-bible-latest-victim-of-carjacking-spree-in-chicago

 

DAILY WIRE
— Pro-Lifers Are Modern Abolitionists And Pro-Choicers Are Modern Slaveholders. Here’s Proof. – Matt Walsh
https://www.dailywire.com/news/26097/walsh-pro-lifers-are-modern-abolitionists-and-pro-matt-walsh

 

ROLL CALL
— With No Deal, Senate Heads Toward Votes at 1 a.m. Monday McConnell says Democratic delay tactics ‘won’t work forever’ – Niels Lesniewski
https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/no-deal-senate-heads-toward-votes-1-m-monday

 

THE HILL
— Schumer’s shutdown reveals: Democrats will destroy America just to spite Trump – TOMMY HICKS, JR.
http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/369961-schumers-shutdown-reveals-democrats-will-destroy-america-just-to-spite
— Nerves fray as shutdown talks at impasse – ALEXANDER BOLTON
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/369965-nerves-fray-as-shutdown-talks-at-impasse
— For federal employees, a shutdown is never a good deal – RICHARD THISSEN
http://thehill.com/opinion/finance/369946-for-federal-employees-a-shutdown-is-never-a-good-deal

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Tammy Duckworth Scorches Donald Trump As ‘Five-Deferment Draft Dodger’ The senator and Iraq War veteran lambasted “Cadet Bone Spurs” Trump in a fiery speech on the Senate floor Saturday. – Dominique Mosbergen (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Needless-to-say, if I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would call me a draft dodger and far worse things.)
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tammy-duckworth-trump-draft-dodger_us_5a645e39e4b0dc592a098651

 

ABC NEWS
— DC bars offer drink specials to furloughed federal workers: ‘They can shutdown the government but they can’t shutdown your fun’ – DAVID CAPLAN (DIERSEN: Virtually all my old White male Democrat superiors in the federal government who worked against me were big drinkers and/or big smokers.)
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/dc-bars-offer-drink-specials-furloughed-federal-workers/story?id=52498734

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— After Vowing to Fix Washington, Trump Is Mired in a Familiar Crisis – Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/20/us/politics/trump-shutdown.html
— What the Shutdown Says About the Future of the Democrats – Michael Tomasky (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout that they put foreign countries, especially Mexico, and their citizens ahead of America and its citizens.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/20/opinion/government-shutdown-democrats.html
— The Longer It Lasts, the More a Shutdown Could Hurt the Economy – Patricia Cohen and Jim Tankersley
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/20/us/politics/economy-government-shutdown.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Hillary Lost, but the Future Is Hers.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/20/opinion/hillary-clinton-politics-future.html
— Shutdown Challenges Trump’s Dealmaker Branding – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/01/20/us/politics/ap-us-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow over their success in making women anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, 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/aponline/2018/01/21/us/ap-us-womens-marches.html
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/01/20/us/ap-us-womens-marches-the-latest.html
— How to Manage Your Career – Kevin Granville (DIERSEN: If I had been a Democrat, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old.)
https://www.nytimes.com/guides/business/manage-your-career.html

 

USA TODAY
— ‘Grab Him by the Mid-terms’: Women’s marches push power of the vote – Ledge King and Jinizail Hernandez and Trevor Hughes
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/01/20/female-activists-mark-annivesary-march-return-return-streets-mark-anniversary-washingotgn-march-retu/1050668001/

 

LOS ALAMOS DAILY POST
— Jewish Council For Public Affairs Joins Forces With Dreamers, Latino Organizations, And Jewish Activists For Passage Of Dream Act – Carol A. Clark (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps want those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are members of Group A to join forces and get rid of members of Group B once and for all. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, 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 and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.ladailypost.com/content/jewish-council-public-affairs-joins-forces-dreamers-latino-organizations-and-jewish

 

MERCURY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those employers that fail/refuse to use E-Verify shout that they are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, 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.
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/01/20/e-verify-doesnt-prevent-many-companies-from-hiring-undocumented-workers/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: An estimated 763,500 employers were taking part in E-verify as of Jan. 16, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which oversees the program. That sounds like a lot, but it’s only a tiny percentage of the more than 18 million businesses in the U.S.)

 

BLOOMBERG
— Hard Lines on Immigration Drove U.S. to a Shutdown Nobody Wanted – Sahil Kapur (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because they vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because they want cheap labor.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-21/hard-lines-on-immigration-drove-u-s-to-a-shutdown-nobody-wanted

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Trump Team Enters New, Risky Territory on Shutdown Budgeting – Charles S. Clark
http://www.govexec.com/management/2018/01/trump-team-enters-new-risky-territory-shutdown-budgeting/145347/

 

MEDIAITE
— Sen. Tammy Duckworth Rips Trump as a ‘Draft Dodger,’ Nicknames Him ‘Cadet Bone Spurs’ – Caleb Ecarma (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Needless-to-say, if I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would call me a draft dodger and far worse things.)
https://www.mediaite.com/trump/senator-tammy-duckworth-savages-trump-as-a-draft-dodger-nicknames-him-cadet-bone-spurs/

 

WINDY CITY TIMES
— Gutierrez slams Kennedy’s praise of Rauner
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Gutierrez-slams-Kennedys-praise-of-Rauner-/61654.html
— 300,000 rally at Women’s March Chicago event – Carrie Maxwell
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/300000-rally-at-Womens-March-Chicago-event/61655.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.