January 28 Evening Edition

— Trump wants Jay-Z to know black jobless rate at record low – AP
— In State of Union, Trump to make case that America is back – AP


— #MeToo Movement Starting to Show Generational Divides Baby Boomer women “took it for granted they wouldn’t be heard” by men, especially in sexual situations – David Crary and Tamara Lush


— Trump trades barbs with Jay-Z over remarks on African-American unemployment


— Trump expected to tout infrastructure plan this week, but funding remains murky – Mary Wisniewski
— Trump says he rejects feminism because he is ‘for everyone’ – Eugene Scott (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion laws, regulations, rules, policies, procedures, etc. require everyone in America to give preference to those who are minority and/or female, that is, to discriminate against those who are White and/or male. Democrats use AA, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of those who are Republican, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. Of course, the aforesaid encourages minorities and females a) to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring other minorities and females to America illegally. What percent of those who are in America illegally are minority and/or female – 97%, 98%, 99%?)
— State Sen. Silverstein should stay on March ballot, election official says – Kim Geiger
— Two Republicans vie to represent Lake County’s 3rd District – Emily K. Coleman


— Celebrity chef provides “no further details” on Ivanka Trump alleged party snub (DIERSEN: Since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted at everyone that if I include a link to an article in a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email that you do not like, it is because I am snubbing you.)


— McSweeney: IL Needs To See A Detailed Budget


— Delaying retirement can have remarkable benefits – Bloomberg (DIERSEN: My $51,864/year Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 41% of my $125,325/year ending salary in today’s dollars a) because my Democrat GAO superiors had refused to promote me beyond GS-13, b) because they always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and c) because I succumbed to their efforts to force me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. I would not again be eligible to retire until I was 55 years old in 2003. They had made it very clear to me that if did not take their early retirement “offer” that expired on September 30, 1997, they would kill me figuratively if not literally.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: You’re 49 years old, you make $113,000 a year and you’re starting to get worried about financing your retirement. You could take the drastic step of upping your retirement savings by 10 percent of your salary. Or you could achieve the same result by retiring two years and five months later than you had been planning to. This is one of a number of such comparisons in a remarkable new National Bureau of Economic Research working paper, “The Power of Working Longer,” that I imagine is going to become a staple of retirement advice in the coming years. . .The basic result is that delaying retirement by 3-6 months has the same impact on the retirement standard of living as saving an additional one-percentage point of labor earnings for 30 years. The working-longer effect is strongest for those with the lowest incomes.)


— Hundreds march in Springfield to share pro-life message – Jason Nevel


— All eyes on Gov. Rauner as Wednesday’s State of the State address quickly approaches – DEREK BEIGH
— Illinois 200: Through many decades of challenges, newspapers remain strong voice for information, democracy- TARA MCCLELLAN MCANDREW (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 to a) stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) stop everyone from reading those emails.)


— Bruce Rauner, attorney general hopeful Erika Harold to appear at Stark County event – Gary L. Smith


— Despite regulations, video gambling provides benefits for some local businesses – ALEX ORTI (DIERSEN: If you promote video gambling, you promote destruction.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries oppose the wall? 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.


— Here’s Why Trump’s Offering Amnesty To 1.8 Million Illegal Immigrants – SAAGAR ENJETI


— GOP goes on offense with 20-week abortion vote – JESSIE HELLMANN


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Dreamers reject White House immigration framework for restricting family-based migration.”


— Millions of ex-cons lost their right to vote. Now they might get it back. – JANE C. TIMM (DIERSEN: What percent of criminals vote for Democrats?)
— Poll: Americans want government to “do more” – DANTE CHINNI (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who wants government to do more? ANSWER: Those who 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 those who 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 dodgers (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)

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.