— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trump legislators who invite anti-Trumps to attend Trump’s State of the Union Address. Anti-Trumps promote class warfare, dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, and even worse things. Anti-Trumps call Trump and his supporter White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. Anti-Trumps are 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Judge dismisses lawsuit against Rauner, orders arbitration – AP (DIERSEN: What do you base your opinion of arbitration on? I have been an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority since 1998. I filed a lawsuit to get out of a bad arbitration clause in 1986. SEE: https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/1975935/diersen-v-joe-keim-builders-inc/ An arbitrator ruled in my favor in Diersen v. IRS in the 1970s. SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/463866 An arbitrator ruled in my favor in Diersen v. United States Post Office in the 1960s.)
— Democratic governor candidate Bob Daiber’s settlement in retaliation case cost taxpayers nearly $500,000 – Bill Lukitsch
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But records show that Madison County taxpayers paid nearly $500,000 to settle a 2010 lawsuit after a federal jury found Daiber retaliated against a woman by laying her off after she complained she wasn’t being paid as much as a male colleague. Daiber described the case as an “unfortunate situation,” but denied retaliating against the employee. Daiber said he tried to work with her to find a resolution, and added that he has built a reputation as a fair employer who has worked to help women achieve leadership roles in education and government. “People that know my character, (they) know that’s not my character,” said Daiber, the Madison County Regional Office of Education superintendent, in an interview Thursday. “I treat women as 100 percent equals.” As the only Democratic governor candidate from outside the Chicago area, Daiber frequently touts his government experience as something nearly all of his rivals lack. Daiber has raised just $104,000, a tiny fraction compared to what’s been spent by Gold Coast billionaire J.B. Pritzker, Kenilworth millionaire Chris Kennedy and Evanston state Sen. Daniel Biss. Daiber worked as a school teacher for more than a quarter century, and served on a village board, county board and as a township supervisor.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries demonize, denigrate, and condemn E-Verify? ANSWER: Those that 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, anti-Draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Prospects for immigration deal dim as Trump taunts Schumer over shutdown fight.”
— Time to end gender pay disparities – Sen. Michael Connelly, Naperville (DIERSEN: If I had not be denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would have presented a jury with many examples in which women a) who had less job-related work experience than I had, b) who had less job-related education than I had, and/or c) who had fewer job-related professional certifications and/or licenses than I had were paid more by GAO than GAO paid me.)
— Holocaust refugee to speak on international day of remembrance (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means. Democrats are disciples of Saul Alinsky. While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, to turn my many Jewish superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates constantly reminded them a) that I am 100% German national origin, b) that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, and c) that I am conservative, Republican, and a draft avoider. In my defense, I stressed that all my ancestors immigrated to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s, that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— How UIC is defying the odds and actually growing – LYNNE MAREK (DIERSEN: I attended UIC 1966-1968.)
— New tax law could cause McHenry County home values to plummet
— Rauner among the GOP leaders expected at Reagan-themed dinner (DIERSEN: Who has the chairmen of a) your Republican township/ward party, b) your Republican county party, and c) the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) invited to speak at upcoming party events? When, where, and who will speak at your next Republican township/ward event, your next Republican county party event, and the next IRP event?)
— Voters lose when governor refuses to debate – Scott Reeder (DIERSEN: If I was still the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, the organization would be hosting debates for a) Rauner v. Ives, b) Sanguinetti v. Morthland, c) Harold v. Grasso, d) Diganvker v. Jhingan, e) Stella v. Vlakancic, f) Minor v. Grant v. Byrne, g) Kinzler v. Orozco, h) Zito v. Khouri, i) Mendrick v. Bibbiano, j) Tornatore v. DeMichele v. Gavanes, k) Hart v. Abbott v. Tully, l) McGowen v. Almiron v. Eckhoff v. Zaruba v. Tatro v. Chinchilla, m) Wiley v. Zay v. McQuade, n) Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee candidates, o) etc.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to this article, “Congressman Rodney Davis, (R) Illinois, says he believes elected officials and others working for the federal government are going to be held to a much higher standard of transparency in the future.” I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years. Unlike other employers, the federal government treats its Democrat employees who are female and/or minority not only like they are members of protected groups, the federal government uses Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to give them preference over its employees who are Republican, male, White, older, and/or non-veteran. The federal government’s top priorities are a) to hire, retain, and promote Democrats, and especially Democrats who are female, minority, and/or young and b) to make way for them by getting rid of its employees who Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they hate America.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— First lady’s rep blasts ‘false’ reports about Melania Trump
— Despite claiming blind trust, Rauner held private business meetings at taxpayer expense
ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— What is the Conservatives Movement’s Answer to Google, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube’s ‘Viewpoint Discrimination’? – John Biver
— It’s Time to Bring the Southern Poverty Law Center to Justice – Tom DeWeese
ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Before We Get High – John Biver
— Rauner was For a State Income Tax Increase Before He was Against It – John Biver
— 2018 Primary Election Picks
(FROM THE ARTICLE:
Illinois Statewide Races:
Governor – Jeanne Ives
Illinois General Assembly Races:
State Senate Dist. 54 – Jason Plummer
State Rep. Dist. 42 – Amy Grant
State Rep. Dist. 46 – Jay Kinzler
State Rep. Dist. 49 – Tonia Khouri
State Rep. Dist. 62 – Ken Idstein
State Rep. Dist. 82 – Mickey Straub
State Rep. Dist. 89 – Andrew Chesney
State Rep. Dist. 93 – Joshua Griffith
State Rep. Dist. 100 – Jonas Petty
State Rep. Dist. 107 – Blaine Wilhour
State Rep. Dist. 108 – Don Moore
State Rep. Dist. 109 – Darren Bailey
State Rep. Dist. 110 – Chris Miller
State Rep. Dist. 111 – Mike Babcock
State Rep. Dist. 112 – Dwight Kay
State Rep. Dist. 115 – Paul Jacobs
State Rep. Dist. 118 – Samuel Stratemeyer
U.S. House Dist. 16 – James Marter
U.S. House Dist. 18 – Darin LaHood
The following candidates fell short of earning an IFA-pac endorsement in this election cycle, however, the board of directors have decided to recommend them to voters in these districts:
State Rep. Dist. 38 – Max Solomon
State Rep. Dist. 56 – Jillian Rose Bernas
State Rep. Dist. 101 – Dan Caulkins
Additionally, the IFA board of directors have unanimously endorsed Craig Chinchilla for DuPage County Board.)
— Trump Provokes Democrats Into Showing Their True Colors On Immigration – Scott Greer (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What do Democrats want concerning immigration? ANSWER: Democrats want the United States to give immediate citizenship to ANYONE who promises to vote for Democrats.)
— E-Verify Advocate Lamar Smith: White House Amnesty Plan ‘Not a Good Deal’ for American Workers – JOHN BINDER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, employers in America talk and act like they want to replace all their employees who are citizens of America with citizens of foreign countries, that is, with people a) who will work for less money and b) who they can more easily manipulate, dominate, and exploit.)
— Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) Firmly Opposed to White House Immigration Reform Framework, Amnesty: ‘We’re Gonna Kill It’ – MICHELLE MOONS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats make it clear that they not only want amnesty, they want America to officially surrender to Mexico and to surrender the rest of the foreign counties. Ever-increasingly, the Democrats make it clear that if you hate America, you should vote for Democrats.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the Bushes talk and act like they have always been operatives or dupes for Mexico.
— Trump Citizenship Plan for 1.8M DREAMers Draws Opponents on Both Sides – BRIDGET JOHNSON (DIERSEN: Deamers and everyone else who will never vote for Trump or for any other Republican are overjoyed that Trump would give Dreamers the right to vote. Is Trump aware that ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps shout at Dreamers and at everyone else that Trump and his supporters are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things? Is Trump caving into the anti-Trumps? Is Trump throwing his supporters under the bus to curry favor with the anti-Trumps who will never vote for him or any other Republican?
— OUTSTANDING: Senator Cruz Opposes Amnesty for Anyone Entering America Illegally – Steve Byas
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Americans and anti-Whites say “The White House Dreamer Deal Isn’t A Compromise. It’s A Racist Ransom Note.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump turns the tables on immigration.” Dreamers and everyone else who will never vote for Trump or for any other Republican are overjoyed that Trump would give Dreamers the right to vote. Is Trump aware that ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps shout at Dreamers and at everyone else that Trump and his supporters are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things? Is Trump caving into the anti-Trumps? Is Trump throwing his supporters under the bus to curry favor with anti-Trumps who will never vote for him or any other Republican?
NEW YORK TIMES
— It’s Tax Time: What to Remember – Ann Carrns (DIERSEN: Do you prepare and file your own income tax returns? I have since 1964. I worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO on audits of IRS 1986-1988. I itemized 1972-1977 and my wife and I have itemized since 1978. I won a split decision in Tax Court when my Democrat IRS superiors and Money Magazine disallowed my education deductions in 1978. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980. I have used Quicken and Turbotax since they became available. Notwithstanding the aforesaid, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn my knowledge of IRS and of federal taxes. What do you say to people who do not even know if they take the standard deduction or if they itemize who viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn my knowledge of IRS and of federal taxes?)
— You Are Shaped by the Genes You Inherit. And Maybe by Those You Don’t. – Carl Zimmer (DIERSEN: Were you considered to be college material? While I attended Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, I took college preparatory courses notwithstanding the fact that many, if not most, if not virtually everyone at the time viewed me as NOT being “college material.” Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I spent my junior and senior years and the summer in between washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. I just barely made into the top 20% of my class, my ACT score was only 24, I was draft bait, my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease). Further, my father had fought type 1 diabetes from age 14. I am sure that many thought that I would soon come down with type 1 diabetes too.)
— Women Outnumber Men in Oxford’s Newest Class. It Only Took 1,000 Years. – Stephen Castle (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, men are falling behind women.)
— Forget Senate negotiators — House conservatives could have the last word on immigration – Mike DeBonis (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote Dreamers 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, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors or they are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump like Jeb Bush does, anti-Trumps promote you.
— Google employees say the company’s not doing enough to protect them from harassment, threats – Jessica Guynn
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The firing of Google engineer James Damore for claiming women are not biologically suited for technical roles has triggered a culture war inside the Internet giant, with some Google employees saying the company is not doing enough to protect them from a harassment campaign that has subjected them to hateful comments and violent threats. These employees, many of whom volunteer as diversity advocates, say they’ve been targeted by some of their own coworkers for fighting to bring greater diversity to Google’s 78,000-plus staff of mostly white and Asian men. Their personal information and comments expressed in internal company forums have been leaked to the public and published on far-right websites, leading to mistreatment by online vigilantes. What’s more, they say they’ve been subjected to doxing on websites like 4Chan and Kiwi Farms after screenshots were included in the 161-page lawsuit Damore filed in January alleging Google discriminates against whites, conservatives and men.)
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Thank You for Tax Reform Fourth quarter GDP shows the economy needed a growth boost. (DIERSEN: In what ways does a growing economy help retired people? Retired people want a) lower inflation, lower medical and dental expenses, lower taxes and especially lower real estate taxes, etc. and b) higher interest rates.)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Chinese Shoppers Splurge Again – Matthew Dalton (DIERSEN: What discourages you from splurging? Since 1997 and for the rest of my life, it is knowing that my Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 41% of my 1997 salary in today’s dollars.)
– My 10-Year Odyssey Through America’s Housing Crisis Misery over real estate hasn’t ended—2.5 million homes are still worth less than their mortgages. Here’s the story of one Wall Street Journal reporter’s upside-down American dream. – Ryan Dezember (DIERSEN: I have owned real estate since I was 24 years old in 1972. I should write a book about my real estate odyssey. Government should encourage homeownership.)
— At #MeToo U, the Faculty Loses Its Ideological Immunity A ‘down’ Marxist prof is accused of harassing ‘young women and gender nonconforming people.’ – Allen C. Guelzo
— Congress Plans to Bolster Technical Training. But First: Safeguards As lawmakers push to bolster short-term training, some raise concerns about quality and unintended consequences – Michelle Hackman (DIERSEN: Were you considered to be college material? While I attended Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, I took college preparatory courses notwithstanding the fact that many, if not most, if not virtually everyone at the time viewed me as NOT being “college material.” Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I spent my junior and senior years and the summer in between washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. I just barely made into the top 20% of my class, my ACT score was only 24, I was draft bait, my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease). Further, my father had fought type 1 diabetes from age 14. I am sure that many thought that I would soon come down with type 1 diabetes too.)
— Sorry, Blue States: You Can’t Fix the Tax Bill In the end, federal deductibility changes maybe simply force New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to cut their rates to compete with red states. – Megan McArdle (DIERSEN: Are you one of those undeservedly filthy rich homeowners who pays more than $10,000 a year in real estate taxes and state income taxes? Has the Republican tax bill motivated you to force the school districts on your real estate tax bill and other taxing bodies to lower their tax levies? How are you going to respond a) to your school districts, b) to other taxing bodies, and c) to others when they demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you as being undeservedly filthy rich because you pay more than $10,000 a year in real estate taxes and state income taxes?)
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “GOP Lawmakers Warm to White House Plan to Give Citizenship to 1.8M. Democrats and some conservatives criticized the proposal, but Republicans – including some immigration hawks – signaled openness to the plan.” Deamers and everyone else who will never vote for Trump or for any other Republican are overjoyed that Trump would give Dreamers the right to vote. Is Trump aware that ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps shout at Dreamers and at everyone else that Trump and his supporters are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things? Is Trump caving into the anti-Trumps? Is Trump throwing his supporters under the bus to curry favor with anti-Trumps who will never vote for him or any other Republican?
— Casino Courier Crash Leaves Illinois Highway Covered in Thousands of Dollars in Cash Police say they’ve cleaned up all the money. We’re wondering if that’s true. – KYLE CHEROMCHA
FEDERAL NEW RADIO
— From janitor to Thrift Savings Plan millionaire – Mike Causey (DIERSEN: I put the maximum into the TSP from when it was first available in 1987 until my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997. In today’s dollars, between 1987 and 1997, my GAO salary increased from $96,403/year to $122,325/year.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Thanks to the booming stock market, the miracle of compounding and a steady-as-she-goes investing plan, the number of federal workers and retirees with $1 million-plus Thrift Savings Plan accounts is rapidly expanding. Except for a relatively small number of political appointees (many successful lawyers named federal judges) most of the millionaires are rank-and-file civil servants who did it the old-fashioned way. They invested from day one, took advantage of the government’s generous 5 percent match and stuck with the C and S stock funds through good times and bad. They didn’t flinch during the Great Recession and kept on buying the C and S funds when they were on sale. One of the newest members of the Millionaires Club started out as a janitor at the Veterans Administration, spent 10 years in the Marine Corps and for the last 35-plus years has been a senior counsel at a federal agency. Here’s how he did it:)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries promote Dreamers? ANSWER: Those that 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.
— Dreamers slam Trump’s “White Supremacist Ransom Note” – MARK GRUENBERG (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps use anti-Whites to get rid of Trump and to get rid of Trump’s supporters.)