January 23 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Big week at Capitol with Rauner speech, Senate budget votes
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-senate-bruce-rauner-speech-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump hasn’t filled a majority of vacancies in his administration” and ask “Is that so bad?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-smaller-federal-government-20170120-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “What will history say about President Trump?” and say “Only he has the answer.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/glanton/ct-trump-inaguration-glanton-20170120-column.html
— Chicago State spends money to lobby state — which isn’t giving out money – Jodi S. Cohen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-state-lobbying-deleo-20170121-story.html
— Transgender man tries to join sorority at Northwestern, pushes for change in Greek life – Angie Leventis Lourgos
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-northwestern-transgender-sorority-rush-met-20170121-story.html

— Employee boosts that won’t break the budget  Reward employees, improve culture with simple perks. Sujan Patel  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that federal employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger wanted the federal government to get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or older.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/inc/tca-employee-boosts-that-won-t-break-budget-20170116-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trump women.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/laura-washington-foundation-puts-energy-into-making-new-history/
— Dennis Hastert and child sexual abuse – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-dennis-hastert-and-child-sexual-abuse/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Naperville goals: Decrease mental health calls, fill business vacancies – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170123/news/170129642/

 

EFFIGHAM DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
http://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/local_news/protests-in-washington-and-across-illinois-follow-trump-inauguration/article_370c5736-f4df-5580-8d9f-e8aa33d05010.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Lawmakers Head Back to the Capitol
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/lawmakers-head-back-to-the-captiol-01-23-2017
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trump women.
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/women-return-home-after-march-on-washington-01-23-2017

 

RIVER BENDER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote Trump-haters.
https://www.riverbender.com/articles/details/siue-students-work-to-make-trump-protest-a-smash-17874.cfm#.WIXpdhHxZZI

 

SAGAMON SUN
— Some AFSCME members disapprove of union’s negotiating tactics – Carol Ostrow  (DIERSEN: Some of my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government disapproved of being forced by Democrat politicians to discriminate against federal employees because they were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511061391-some-afscme-members-disapprove-of-union-s-negotiating-tactics

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Women’s March for Death Deviance – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/womens-march-death-deviance/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— PRO-LIFERS AT THE WOMEN’S MARCH ON DC
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/pro-lifers-at-the-womens-march-on-dc.html
— PRO-LIFERS GO MARCHING ON
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/pro-lifers-go-marching-on.html
— PEMBERTON: I AM MORE THAN THE SUM OF MY (GIRL) PARTS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/pemberton-i-am-more-than-the-sum-of-my-girl-parts.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Attendance up in 2016 at National Corvette Museum – AP
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/23/attendance-up-in-2016-at-national-corvette-museum/

 

FEDERALIST
— Democratic Women’s Complaining Problem Could Be Making Them Unhappy  It seems Democratic women are twice as likely as Republican women to perceive that they’re being discriminated against, and hence, complain about it. – Kelsey Harkness
http://thefederalist.com/2017/01/23/democratic-womens-complaining-problem-making-unhappy/

 

REUTERS
— White House vows to fight media ‘tooth and nail’ over Trump coverage – Doina Chiacu and Jason Lange  (DIERSEN: At its annual state of the city address on January 19, 2017, Wheaton “set a much harsher tone in the traditionally adversarial relationship between” it and its Republican residents who promote its Independence Day parades.)
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-priebus-idUSKBN1560RM
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The White House vowed on Sunday to fight the news media “tooth and nail” over what it sees as unfair attacks, with a top adviser saying the Trump administration had presented “alternative facts” to counter low inauguration crowd estimates. On his first full day as president, Trump said he had a “running war” with the media and accused journalists of underestimating the number of people who turned out Friday for his swearing-in. White House officials made clear no truce was on the horizon on Sunday in television interviews that set a much harsher tone in the traditionally adversarial relationship between the White House and the press corps.)

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump’s honeymoon with the media may be shortest in history – Bradford Richardson (DIERSEN: I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980.  I had no honeymoon at GAO a) because I opposed political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination and b) because I was conservative, Republican, White, male, old (31), Protestant, non-poor, German American, draft avoider, and my ancestors had been in America since the 1840s.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/22/donald-trumps-honeymoon-with-the-media-may-be-shor/

 

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— SOROS’S WOMEN’S MARCH OF HATE  The Left’s rage unleashed on the streets of Washington. – Matthew Vadum
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/265558/soross-womens-march-hate-matthew-vadum

 

DAILY CALLER
— Milo Protester Shoots Suspected Conservative, No Charges After He Points To ‘Racism’ – Luke Rosiak
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/22/milo-protester-shoots-suspected-conservative-no-charges-after-he-points-to-racism/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— A Smithsonian Gift Shop Sells Anti-Trump and Pro-Hillary Paper Dolls – MENACHEM WECKER
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/444113/smithsonian-national-museum-american-history-gift-shops-unequal-treatment-trump-hillary-clinton

 

POLITICO
— So, You Want to Work in the Trump Administration?  A vetting process reality check. – CHRISTIAN HUDSON
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/01/vetting-nomination-process-advice-214677
— Revenge of the bureaucrats  Federal workers fume over Trump’s vows to freeze hiring and shrink the government. – NANCY COOK and ANDREW RESTUCCIA  (DIERSEN: Virtually all federal employees are Democrats.  Because I have always been a Republican, while I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates always blamed me for actions that Republican politicians took that they disapproved of.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/trump-government-bureaucrats-234019

 

REUTERS
— How to work in the new administration when you don’t agree with Trump – Peter Van Buren  (DIERSEN: Even though I opposed political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, I nevertheless survived almost 3 years at the Post Office 1966-1969, almost 9 years at IRS 1971-1980, and almost 18 years at GAO 1980-1997.)
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-trump-employees-commentary-idUSKBN15703U

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “News Media, Target of Trump’s Declaration of War, Expresses Alarm.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/22/business/media/sean-spicer-donald-trump-alternative-facts.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Rocky First Weekend for Trump Troubles Even His Top Aides.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/22/us/politics/donald-trump-aides-rocky-first-weekend.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump and a Sea of Empty Desks.” 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.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/23/opinion/donald-trump-and-a-sea-of-empty-desks.html
— Cubans Newly Blocked at U.S. Border Place Hopes in Trump – FRANCES ROBLES
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/22/world/americas/cubans-us-border-policy-wet-foot-dry-foot-obama-trump.html
— Putting The Times’s First Email Address to Bed – JOHN MARKOFF  (DIERSEN: I have had diersen@aol.com since January 8, 1995.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/20/insider/putting-the-timess-first-email-address-to-bed.html

 

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those who are anti-Trump, 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 MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THEY WANT TO GET OF THOSE WHO ARE Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/22/trump-inauguration-womens-march-washington/96918936/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/22/womens-march-movement-able-transform-massive-crowds-into-lasting-legacy-trump/96920040/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “How should the media cover Donald Trump?”
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/wolff/2017/01/22/how-should-media-cover-donald-trump/96840686/
— For one anti-abortion group, women’s march was ‘brutal’ – Eliza Collins
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/01/21/one-anti-abortion-group-womens-march-brutal/96895552/
— 57% say they can’t afford a new car – Susan Tompor  (DIERSEN: With money that I earned/saved washing dishes for the minimum wage part-time in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights for 18 months, I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in May of 1966 when I was 17 years old.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/columnist/2017/01/22/how-much-too-much-car-payment/96808492/

 

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
— Trump’s White House sets an unapologetically aggressive tone in its first days – Michael A. Memoli and Brian Bennett (DIERSEN: At its annual state of the city address on January 19, 2017, Wheaton set “an unapologetically aggressive tone” against its Republican residents who promote its Independence Day parades.)
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/la-na-pol-trump-20170122-story.html

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump steps into security bubble” and ask “will he bring his phone?”
http://www.federaltimes.com/articles/trump-steps-into-security-bubble-will-he-bring-his-phone

 

FED SMITH
— How Much of a Pension Will Obama and Biden Get After Leaving Office? – Ian Smith
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/01/23/how-much-of-a-pension-will-obama-and-biden-get-after-leaving-office/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The pensions of former Vice Presidents are calculated differently. Vice Presidents do not receive an automatic pension as former Presidents do. Instead, Vice Presidents are granted pensions based on their service in the U. S. House of Representatives or Senate. Vice Presidents must serve at least two years to receive a pension. Joe Biden’s pension is based on his role as President of the Senate. Assuming he was covered under the Civil Service Retirement System for the past 43 years, his pension could amount to approximately $248,670 per year. According to their 2015 tax returns, the Obamas reported an adjusted gross income of $436,065 and paid $81,472 in total tax. The Bidens reported adjusted gross income of $392,233 and paid $91,546 in total federal taxes.)

 

SOCIALIST WORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “He made America protest again.”
https://socialistworker.org/2017/01/23/he-made-america-protest-again

 

GLOBE AND MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “For Women’s March on Washington protesters, the fight is far from over.”
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/for-womens-march-on-washington-protesters-the-fight-is-far-fromover/article33700263/

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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