January 27 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— AG Madigan asks judge to lift order to pay state workers during impasse – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-budget-lisa-madigan-met-0127-20170126-story.html
— Benet students headed to D.C. for annual March for Life events – Suzanne Baker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-march-for-life-st-0127-20170126-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps side with Mexico and with its citizens against America and against its citizens.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/charen-rubbing-mexicos-nose-in-the-wall-sure-to-haunt-trump/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago traders welcome volatility in Trump age – LYNNE MAREK
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170127/NEWS01/170129864
— Meet the working non-moms – LISA BERTAGNOLI  (DIERSEN: If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would hint/imply/argue/shout that because my income has so small ($50,856 Civil Service Retirement System pension and $2,028 Social Security), my wife has to work.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170126/ISSUE03/170129884

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Cullerton: Be ready for ‘grand bargain’ vote during week of Feb. 7 – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170126/cullerton-be-ready-for-grand-bargain-vote-during-week-of-feb-7

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Urbana sides with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.  How soon, if not already, will Urbana banish those who are Trump supporters, 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://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-01-26/trump-order-sanctuary-cities-doesnt-worry-urbana-mayor.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Lisa Madigan seeks to stop workers’ pay until budget passed – AP
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170126/lisa-madigan-seeks-to-stop-workers-pay-until-budget-passed
— Illinois Senate takes break without vote on grand bargain – Doug Finke
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170126/illinois-senate-takes-break-without-vote-on-grand-bargain

 

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote gambling are anti-religious, anti-conservative, and anti-Republican.
http://www.commercial-news.com/editorials/editorial-keep-pushing-for-casino/article_263e9f4f-74c1-5c5e-9320-6c60a6d88828.html

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— With eye on 2018, Gov. Bruce Rauner says ‘Don’t blame me’ – AP  (DIERSEN: Who blames you? Should I write a book about those who blame me a) for all of their problems, all of your problems, all of my problems, and all of everyone’s problems and b) for the all problems that the following have had, are having, and will have: TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, City of Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, GAO, IRS, Post Office, all the Republican candidates who have lost elections in Illinois since 2000, etc.?)
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/01/27/with-eye-on-2018-gov-bruce-rauner-says-dont-blame-me/ahk3ces/

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— State of state is unacceptable – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2017-01-26/state-state-unacceptable.html

 

WSIL TV
— Trump’s choice for labor secretary outsourced jobs – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34360813/trumps-choice-for-labor-secretary-outsourced-jobs

 

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— State AFSCME workers want compromise, not conflict – Roberta Lynch, Executive Director, AFSCME Council 31, Chicago
http://www.whig.com/20170126/state-afscme-workers-want-compromise-not-conflict#

 

SOUTHERN
— Federal employees: Too early to say how hiring freeze will play out – K. JANIS ESCH  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, the agency was almost always under Republican-led hiring freezes and/or promotion freezes.  That turned GAO’s employees who were Democrat against those like me who were Republican big time.)
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/federal-employees-too-early-to-say-how-hiring-freeze-will/article_4403af2e-6997-5b02-a7fd-9a19b84c6188.html

 

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Senate leaves town with budget package still in flux – Nora Shelly
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2017/01/26/city/senate-leaves-town-with-budget-package-still-in-flux/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives: Economic outcome of reforms in proposed budget plan ‘not going to move the needle one bit’ – Vimbai Chikomo
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511077141-ives-economic-outcome-of-reforms-in-proposed-budget-plan-not-going-to-move-the-needle-one-bit
— Radogno, Cullerton work to end two-year budget impasse – Glenn Minnis
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511076883-radogno-cullerton-work-to-end-two-year-budget-impasse

 

AM560 THE ANSWER
— Hannity, Gallagher, Proft, and Walsh in Bolingbrook on Trump’s First 100 Days
http://www.560theanswer.com/common/page.php?pt=trump&id=1361

 

STATE OF ILLINOIS
— IEMA, ALAIL Release Video to Help Real Estate Agents Inform Home Buyers about Radon Risks Will help sellers comply with Illinois Radon Awareness Act  (DIERSEN: What about an Illinois Democrat Awareness Act?  What about requiring home sellers to disclose not only how many Democrats there are in the precinct, municipality, township/ward, and county, but also many in those political jurisdictions voted for Clinton in the November 8, 2016 election?)
http://www3.illinois.gov/PressReleases/ShowPressRelease.cfm?SubjectID=1&RecNum=14006

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— SENATORS PITCH TAX ON ‘PRIVILEGE’ OF DOING BUSINESS IN ILLINOIS, AMONG OTHER TAX HIKE PROPOSALS  In addition to raising the state’s personal and corporate income taxes back near their all-time highs, senators are proposing taxing businesses on the “privilege” of doing business in Illinois, as well as taxing several services. – Joe Kaiser
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/senators-pitch-tax-on-privilege-of-doing-business-in-illinois-among-other-tax-hike-proposals/?linkId=33803392
— AFSCME’S LIST OF DEMANDS  The union representing state workers is threatening to strike – demanding extravagant pay and benefits and refusing 40-hour work weeks before overtime kicks in. Illinoisans should be outraged. – Mailee Smith
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/afscmes-list-of-demands/?linkId=33803691
— INSTEAD OF TAX HIKES, TRY CONSOLIDATING SCHOOL DISTRICTS  Consolidating Illinois’ 859 school districts will lead to greater efficiency and help stem rising property taxes. – Brendan Bakala
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/instead-of-tax-hikes-try-consolidating-school-districts/?linkId=33824356

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump creates name-and-shame list to embarrass sanctuary cities – Stephen Dinan  (DIERSEN: If you want to shout that you are anti-American, you support/promote sanctuary cities.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/26/donald-trump-creates-name-and-shame-list-embarrass/

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— Nat’l Committee Chair Candidate Proves White People Are Not Wanted in the Democrat Party – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.publiusforum.com/2017/01/26/natl-committee-chair-candidate-proves-white-people-not-wanted-democrat-party/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Women’s March Featured Speaker Who Kidnapped, Raped And Tortured A Man – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/26/womens-march-featured-speaker-who-kidnapped-raped-and-tortured-a-man/

 

BREITBART
— Associated Press Throws Temper Tantrum Over ‘Snub’ by Trump Press Secretary Spicer – WARNER TODD HUSTON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/25/associated-press-throws-tempter-tantrum-over-snub-by-trump-press-secretary-spicer/

 

BLAZE
— Trump declares victory as Miami-Dade, Florida revokes ‘sanctuary city’ policies – Carlos Garcia
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/01/26/trump-declares-victory-as-city-revokes-sanctuary-city-policies/
— Trump asks ‘What’s going on in Chicago?’ at GOP retreat. He gets this one-word response: “Democrats.” – Tré Goins-Phillips
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/01/26/trump-asks-whats-going-on-in-chicago-at-gop-retreat-he-gets-this-one-word-response/

 

CNS NEWS
— Flashback: Media Despised Rush Limbaugh’s Opposition to Barack Obama  (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have always despised my opposition to promoting dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, pot, gambling, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, race based preference giving, gender based preference giving, age discrimination, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, and other planks in the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green party platforms.)
https://www.cnsnews.com/video/flashback-media-despised-rush-limbaughs-opposition-barack-obama

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Why American Jews Are Overwhelmingly Liberal – Steve Feinstein  (DIERSEN: Democrats are nasty.  While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, many of my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Jewish.  My Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates stressed to them a) that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, b) that I was conservative, c) that I was Republican, and d) that I was 100% German national origin.  In my defense, I stressed a) that all my ancestors immigrated to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s, b) my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, c) that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and d) that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/01/why_american_jews_are_overwhelmingly_liberal.html

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s Inner Circle Fails to Save Him From Himself.”
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/01/27/trumps_inner_circle_fails_to_save_him_from_himself_132922.html

 

THE HILL
— Surprise! Trump doing what he said he would – JORDAN FABIAN AND JONATHAN EASLEY  (DIERSEN: Did you do what you said you would do?  When I was drafted in 2005 to serve as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, I said I would a) assure that TAPROOT would always host breakfast meetings on third Saturday of every month except August and December, a picnic in August, and a Christmas party in December and b) recruit Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, and Republican party leaders to speak at those events.  I did what I said I would do.  But that was not good enough for my critics/opponents who had their operatives and their dupes destroy TAPROOT.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/316411-surprise-trump-doing-what-he-said-he-would

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Donald Trump’s Press Office Confuses Britain’s Prime Minister With Porn Star  No, the president is not meeting with a former adult actress in the Oval Office today. – Lee Moran
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-theresa-may-porn-star_us_588b14d8e4b0cef5cf8745a4

 

ABC NEWS
— GOP Plots Next 200 Days at Retreat but Trump Has His Own Ideas – ALI ROGIN
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/gop-plots-200-days-retreat-trump-ideas/story?id=45070411

 

AOL NEWS
— Trump shames media coverage of March for Life, Pence to become first VP to attend – WILLIAM STEAKIN
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/01/27/trump-shames-media-coverage-of-march-for-life-pence-to-become-f/21701351/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “White House Sows Confusion About Plan for a 20% Import Tax.”  Who focuses on sowing confusion in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/us/politics/mexico-wall-tax-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, treasonously, Democrats and RINOs glorify and praise those who come to America illegally, who stay in America illegally, and/or who bring others to America illegally.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/us/trump-illegal-immigrants-crime.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/27/opinion/the-politics-of-cowardice.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/opinion/donald-trumps-mexico-tantrum.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/27/opinion/the-closing-of-trumps-america.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/opinion/mr-trumps-gag-rule-will-harm-global-health.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/business/economy/mexico-pay-border-wall-trump.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/upshot/illegal-voting-claims-and-why-they-dont-hold-up.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/27/us/politics/donald-trump-administration-health-care.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.  That is a major reason why Clinton lost and Trump won.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/in-these-six-american-towns-laws-targeting-the-illegals-didnt-go-as-planned/2017/01/26/b3410c4a-d9d4-11e6-9f9f-5cdb4b7f8dd7_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the WSJ sides with Mexico against America. Ever-increasingly, the WSJ sides with the citizens of Mexico against the citizens of America.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-little-mexican-war-1485477900
— Blacklisting Muslim Brotherhood Carries Risks  Trump administration taking radically different approach than Obama, Bush; designation could trigger unexpected consequences – YAROSLAV TROFIMOV  (DIERSEN: Who blacklists you? The following individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries black list me: those that 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 and those that 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.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/blacklisting-muslim-brotherhood-carries-risks-1485426600
— Homeowners’ Quest for the Best Schools  To get their children into top-performing schools, some parents buy homes in highly rated—and typically expensive—districts. After graduation, ‘there is a mass exodus.’ – KATY MCLAUGHLIN   (DIERSEN: The outstanding Whittier Elementary School (https://www.facebook.com/whittierelementary/) and the outstanding Edison Middle School (https://www.facebook.com/Edison-Middle-School-Wheaton-IL-126228154099483/) are in my precinct.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/homeowners-quest-for-the-best-schools-1485443381
— U.S. Auto Workers’ Bonuses Surge as Companies Post Gains – CHESTER DAWSON, CHRISTINA ROGERS and JOHN D. STOLL  (DIERSEN: Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes despise, if not hate a) General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, b) unions, c) past and present union members, and d) those who own General Motors, Ford, and/or Chrysler vehicles.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-auto-workers-bonuses-surge-as-companies-post-gains-1485469492
— Share of U.S. Workers in Unions Falls to Lowest Level on Record  Marks return to downward trend for organized labor after membership figures had stabilized – ERIC MORATH and KRIS MAHER
http://www.wsj.com/articles/share-of-u-s-workers-in-unions-falls-to-lowest-level-on-record-1485454633
— Censorship Is Free Speech? It Must Be the Class of 1984  Political correctness on campus has reached the stage of a perfect Orwellian inversion. – JILLIAN KAY MELCHIOR
http://www.wsj.com/articles/censorship-is-free-speech-it-must-be-the-class-of-1984-1485478244

 

USA TODAY
— Journalists at Inaugural protests charged with felonies – Mike Snider
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/01/26/97084612/
— That call from an unlisted number? Might be a collections rep for IRS – Roger Yu
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/01/26/call-unlisted-number-might-collections-rep-irs/97008668/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s wall is a huge waste of money.”
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/01/26/president-trump-border-wall-immigration-editorials-debates/97104208/
— Better barriers are worth the cost: Border and interior enforcement strategy will restore our footing as a nation that enforces laws – Dan Stein
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/01/26/federation-for-american-immigration-reform-editorials-debates/97109032/
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: ‘Green’ cars lose their momentum at D.C. auto show – Nathan Bomey
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2017/01/26/washington-auto-show-epa-cafe-fuel-economy-donald-trump-gm-toyota-fiat-chrysler/97097652/

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— In 2006, Democrats were saying ‘build that fence!’ – Annie Linskey  (DIERSEN: Since 2006, Democrats and RINOs officially joined up with Mexico to get rid of those who are 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.)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2017/01/26/when-wall-was-fence-and-democrats-embraced/QE7ieCBXjXVxO63pLMTe9O/story.html

 

TULSA WORLD
— OUTSTANDING: No city in Oklahoma is considered a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants – Ginnie Graham  (DIERSEN: How soon will Illinois be able say this?)
http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/no-city-in-oklahoma-considered-a-sanctuary-for-undocumented-immigrants/article_932f2c39-693f-5593-969f-8a1acf91c1a4.html

 

NEW JERSEY HERALD
— New reality show: Beat the press – Bill Press
http://www.njherald.com/20170127/new-reality-show-beat-the-press#

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— Congressman claims agency communications blackout is illegal – Carten Cordell
http://www.federaltimes.com/articles/cummings-claims-trumps-agency-blackout-is-illegal

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Lawmakers say new agency communications policies violate whistleblower laws – Nicole Ogrysko  (DIERSEN: All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, I blew the whistle on political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.  In 1988, when I was 40 years old, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.  My Democrat GAO superiors retaliated by forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, by not promoting me beyond GS-13, by keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and by forcing me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims.  My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me to resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.  If I had not blown any whistles, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old.)
http://federalnewsradio.com/workforce-rightsgovernance/2017/01/lawmakers-say-new-agency-communications-policies-violate-whistleblower-laws/

 

DAILY BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “President Trump Delivers Word Salad of a Speech to GOP Retreat  Victorious GOP lawmakers wanted to get down to business at their Philadelphia retreat, planning their Obamacare repeal and tax reform. Then Hurricane Trump descended Thursday.”
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/26/president-trump-delivers-word-salad-of-a-speech-to-gop-retreat.html

 

BBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Mexico wall: Trump condemned over imports tax proposal.”
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38766662

 

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs blame Republicans for all the problems that women have.
https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/jan/26/girls-believe-brilliance-is-a-male-trait-research-into-gender-stereotypes-shows

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.