January 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— HATE CRIME, KIDNAPPING CHARGES FILED AGAINST 4 IN FACEBOOK LIVE TORTURE CASE
http://abc7chicago.com/news/hate-crime-charges-filed-against-4-in-facebook-live-torture-case/1687517/
— SOUTH SHORE DRILL TEAM RAISES MONEY TO PERFORM AT INAUGURATION
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/south-shore-drill-team-raises-money-to-perform-at-inauguration-/1686904/

 

NBC5
— Hate Crime, Kidnapping Charges Filed After Teen’s ‘Sickening’ Facebook Live Attack  A traumatized teenager was found walking on Chicago’s West Side, and led officers to where he was attacked – Lauren Petty
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Charges-Expected-After-4-Broadcast-Teens-Torture-on-Facebook-Live-409772755.html
— Bustos: Repealing Obamacare Will ‘Make America Sick Again’ – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/bustos-repealing-obamacare-will-make-america-sick-again-409690035.html

 

CBS2
— Four Charged With Hate Crime For Videotaped Torture Of Teen
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/01/05/torture-hate-crime-facebook-live-video/
— Obama: ‘I Will Always Be A Citizen Of Chicago’ – Jay Levine
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/01/05/obama-i-will-always-be-a-citizen-of-chicago/
— Rahm To Trump: Help Fight Crime With Summer Jobs, After-School Programs – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/01/05/rahm-to-trump-help-fight-crime-with-summer-jobs-after-school-programs/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— 4 charged in beating of man on Facebook Live – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/crime/227287943-story

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Obama calls attack on mentally disabled man ‘despicable’ – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/obama-would-be-angered-by-video-of-beating-of-chicago-man/amp/
— When is a hate crime a hate crime? – Mary Mitchell
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mitchell-when-is-a-hate-crime-a-hate-crime/
— Obama: ‘Deep concern’ over Chicago violence – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/obama-deep-concern-over-chicago-violence/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Speaker Ryan: GOP to ‘defund’ Planned Parenthood in Obamacare repeal
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-planned-parenthood-obamacare-repeal-20170105-story.html
— U.S. intercepts capture senior Russian officials celebrating Trump win – Adam Entous, Greg Miller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-russian-celebrate-trump-win-20170105-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Polls reveal sobering extent of nation’s fact crisis.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-polling-ignorance-facts-trump-zorn-perspec-0106-md-20170105-column.html
— Ford’s bow to Trump benefits robots, not workers – Mark Gilbert
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-ford-motors-mexico-jobs-robots-trump-20170105-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Are Republicans blowing it already?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-republicans-congress-corruption-obamacare-russia-20170105-story.html
— Petitions filed seeking voter OK to annex Lisle, Warrenville and Woodridge into Naperville – Erin Hegarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-annex-false-st-0104-20170104-story.html
— Police: Man attacked in Facebook Live video escaped after neighbor complained of noise – William Lee
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-facebook-live-attack-video-20170105-story.html
— Monstrous acts on video – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-disabled-man-torture-case-facebook-live-chicago-edit-0106-md-20170105-story.html
— Facebook beating of disabled white teen becomes conservative rallying cry – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-hate-crime-national-response-0106-20170105-story.html
— Immigrant, faith, labor groups to join national immigration rally week before inauguration – Marwa Eltagouri
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-immigration-rally-met-20170105-story.html
— For better and worse, the Trump Twitter presidency – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-trump-twitter-president-gm-ethics-house-edit-0106-jm-20170105-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Push to merge Lisle, Warrenville and Woodridge with Naperville could appear on ballot – Bob Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170105/news/170109484/
— Carpentersville teen, three others charged in torture of 18-year-old – Elena Ferrarin
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170105/news/170109527/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Durbin has bumpy meeting with attorney general nominee Sessions – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170105/BLOGS02/170109918/durbin-has-bumpy-meeting-with-attorney-general-nominee-sessions

 

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— Partisan Politics Nudges Way Into Dist. 207 School Board Election – TODD WESSELL
http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_0194148c-d377-11e6-a5fc-8bd0f713fa09.html

 

WQAD
— 9 Democrats needed to oust Madigan – CHRIS MINOR
http://wqad.com/2017/01/05/9-democrats-needed-to-oust-madigan/

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Local Women Heading To D.C. For Women’s March On Washington – Esther Kwon  (DIERSEN: Do the marchers agree with my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a woman in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a woman could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a woman in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted women in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a woman in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a woman in 1986, and g) that GAO should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a woman could have my job and my preferred corner office?)
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/local-women-heading-to-dc-for-womens-march-on-washington

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— First step for the new legislature next week: Electing leaders
https://ilnews.org/11604/first-step-new-legislature-next-week-electing-leaders/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— WHY A BUDGET WON’T FIX ILLINOIS  Pension costs alone now consume a quarter of the Illinois state budget. – Austin Berg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/why-a-budget-wont-fix-illinois/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Illinois Abortions Increased 3.5% – Chris Iverson
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/illinois-abortions-increased-3-5/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— MADIGAN RULES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/madigan-rules.html
— AMERICA IN THE TRUMP ERA: INCOMING WHITE HOUSE PRESS SEC. SEAN SPICER
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/america-in-the-trump-era-incoming-white-house-press-sec-sean-spicer.html
— HULTGREN: OUR ROAD MAP AND RULE BOOK: THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/our-road-map-and-rule-book-the-us-constitution.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Moody’s frets over a “self-reinforcing cycle of population loss and economic stagnation”
http://capitolfax.com/2017/01/05/moodys-frets-over-a-self-reinforcing-cycle-of-population-loss-and-economic-stagnation/

 

FOX NEWS
— O’Reilly: Blame Liberal Politicians & Laws for Chaos in Chicago & San Fran
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/01/04/bill-oreilly-talking-points-memo-chicago-gun-violence-crime-san-francisco

 

NEWSMAX
— Trump Threatens ‘Big Border Tax’ if Toyota Builds US Cars in Mexico
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/toyota-mexico-corolla-trump/2017/01/05/id/767012/

 

GOPUSA
— Obama Legacy? Four Arrested for Torture, Kidnapping as They Shouted ‘F*** White People’
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=18874
— 12 shot in 13 hours in Chicago, including two teens and 65-year-old woman
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=18845
— Fox News to Move Tucker Carlson into 9 p.m. slot – AP
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=18855

 

DAILY CALLER
— Crazy CNN Panelist Blames TRUMP For Kidnapped, Tortured White Man — ‘That Is Not A Hate Crime’ – Christian Datoc
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/05/crazy-cnn-panelist-blames-trump-for-kidnapped-tortured-white-man-that-is-not-a-hate-crime-video/
— Chicago Police Hesitant To Call Videotaped Torture Of White Man A Hate Crime – Scott Greer
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/04/chicago-police-hesitate-to-call-videotaped-torture-of-white-man-a-hate-crime/

 

BREITBART
— Trump Transition Team Demands List of Every Executive Order Obama Made on Immigration, Assets to Build Border Wall – KATIE MCHUGH
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/04/trump-transition-team-demands-list-of-every-executive-order-obama-made-on-immigration-assets-to-build-border-wall-reuters/
— Pat Buchanan: Bitter Obama in ‘Despair,’ Leaving With ‘Let’s Wreck the Place’ Attitude – PAM KEY
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/01/04/pat-buchanan-bitter-obama-leaving-lets-wreck-place-get-attitude/

 

BLAZE
— CNN’s Chris Cuomo wishes they didn’t have to show Chicago torture video on-air – Carlos Garcia
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/01/05/cnns-chris-cuomo-wishes-they-didnt-have-to-show-chicago-torture-video-on-air/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— SANCTUARY CITIES ARE NOT GOING AWAY – Kent Kellar  (DIERSEN: If you promote sanctuary cities, you promote treason.)
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/01/05/sanctuary-cities-are-not-going-away/
— HOLLYWOOD BEGS CONGRESS TO BLOCK TRUMP
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/01/04/video-hollywood-begs-congress-to-block-trump/

 

THE HILL
— Donald Trump should fire Richard Cordray – GREGORY T. ANGELO  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would hint/imply/argue/shout that I must be far worse than Cordray because a) my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, b) my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims, and c) my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-budget/312830-donald-trump-should-fire-richard-cordray

 

ABC NEWS
— Criminal Charges Filed Against 4 Suspects in Facebook Live Assault Case – MORGAN WINSOR and JULIA JACOBO
http://abcnews.go.com/US/criminal-charges-filed-suspects-facebook-live-assault-case/story?id=44577694

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Hate crime charges filed after ‘reprehensible’ video shows attack on mentally ill man in Chicago – Mark Berman and Derek Hawkins
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/01/05/4-in-custody-after-group-beats-disabled-man-on-facebook-live-while-shouting-anti-trump-profanities-chicago-police-say/

 

WALL STREET JORNAL
— Trump: CIA Is Bloated, Needs to Be Pared Down  (DIERSEN: During the 1980s and 1990s, Republicans said that GAO was bloated and needed to be pared down.  The Democrats who ran GAO used that to get rid of the agency’s employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.wsj.com/video/trump-cia-is-bloated-needs-to-be-pared-down/AD0BBA97-39F4-4CE6-A449-367194591CF5.html
— Trump’s Debts Are Widely Held on Wall Street, Creating New Potential Conflicts  More than 150 financial institutions hold debts connected to president-elect, analysis shows – JEAN EAGLESHAM and LISA SCHWARTZ  (DIERSEN: If you have any debts, your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will hint/imply/argue/shout that you have a conflict of interest with those who you owe money to.  My wife and I have not had any debts since we paid off our mortgage during the 1990s.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-debts-are-widely-held-on-wall-street-creating-new-potential-conflicts-1483637414
— More Older Americans Taking Out Student Loans  Most are financing educations of children, grandchildren; 40% of those 65 and older are in default – YUKA HAYASHI
http://www.wsj.com/articles/more-older-americans-taking-out-student-loans-1483656188

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— The coming civil servant witch hunt – Hank Johnson Jr. (DIERSEN: What about Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pensions and health, dental, and vision insurance subsidies for federal retirees?  If they have not done so already, will my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes shout at my Congressman Peter Roskam a) that I caused all of his problems and b) that he should cut my CSRS pension and my health, dental, and vision insurance subsidies to $1?)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2017/01/05/johnson/4qcY2vVW2cpAcfVnxzhrKN/story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The GOP took a lot of flak this past week for its foolish attempt to use House rules to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics. Public scrutiny quickly sunk that effort, but another very dangerous rule change passed without much fanfare or media attention. As a result, House Republicans — with the backing of the incoming Trump administration — now have powerful tools to attack not just entire federal departments, but to go after individual federal workers as well. It’s called the Holman Rule, which was first used in 1876 and last used by Congress in 1983. It allows members on either side of the aisle to offer amendments to appropriations bills — which are often hundreds of pages long — in order to reduce the amount of money an agency receives, the number of employees an agency has, or the amount of money an individual federal employee can be paid. It’s alarming that members of Congress will now be able to engage in targeted witch hunts against entire departments or individual employees who happen to work on subjects that do not fit a representative’s values or agenda. The most obvious targets are Department of Energy climate scientists and State Department teams that work on gender equality issues — both of which have already been singled out by yet-to-be-sworn-in Trump administration. But the rule change can broadly apply to any program or individual civil servant. This means any federal employees — such as those who help monitor dangerous chemicals in the environment, patent examiners, those who administer vital health and food programs, federal student loan advisers — can be targeted. Reviving the Holman Rule is not just about finding waste. The author of the rule change clearly stated that members could cut the amount of money “that could be paid to an employee of the US government.” This is not to say that House members would engage in such behavior, but even allowing for such powers in the legislative process, without any input from the agency or the targeted employee, is unacceptable. The federal workforce has undergone many cutbacks under both Republican and Democratic administrations. The fantastical myth that civil servants are somehow responsible for a ballooning “big government” is simply pretext for baseless political attacks on federal workers. Employees of the federal government work in every congressional district to keep our food, water, and air safe for all Americans. We must take a stand to protect hard-working, diligent employees who now find themselves at risk of losing their jobs or suffering crippling pay cuts if a particular member of Congress or president decides to single him or her out. Members of our country’s federal workforce should not be turned into political pawns.)

 

BLOOMBERG
— People Are Bailing on Chris Christie’s New Jersey. How Is Your State Holding Up?  United Van Lines issues its annual report on the migratory patterns of the American human. – Peter Coy
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-05/people-are-bailing-on-chris-christie-s-new-jersey-how-is-your-state-holding-up

 

WHIO
— Ohio Gov. John Kasich will attend Donald Trump inauguration – Laura A. Bischoff
http://www.whio.com/news/ohio-gov-john-kasich-will-attend-donald-trump-inauguration/sOFFRSFzhSn2gVgSVGnQ5K/

 

NEW REPUBLIC
— Progressive Protesters Are Ready for Trump. Thanks, Obama.  The activist left was anemic under Bush, but flourished under Obama. – GRAHAM VYSE
https://newrepublic.com/article/139627/progressive-protesters-ready-trump-thanks-obama

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— The GOP Just Gave Congress the Power to Cut the Salaries of Individual Civil Servants to $1 – Eric Levitz  (DIERSEN: What about Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pensions and health, dental, and vision insurance subsidies for federal retirees?  If they have not done so already, will my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes shout at my Congressman Peter Roskam a) that I caused all of his problems and b) that he should cut my CSRS pension and my health, dental, and vision insurance subsidies to $1?)
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/01/congress-can-now-cut-the-pay-of-individual-civil-servants.html

 

ILLINOIS CPA SOCIETY
— 10 New Year’s Resolutions to Amp Up Your Career  Here’s how to spend 2017 reveling in success. – Judy Giannetto  (DIERSEN: I was not able to “find a sponsor” after my Democrat superiors succeeded in getting rid of a) my sponsor at IRS who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and b) my sponsor at GAO who hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and c) promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.icpas.org/information/copy-desk/article/january-2017/10-new-years-resolutions-to-amp-up-your-career
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 4. I will find a sponsor  Just about everyone is familiar with a mentor, but a sponsor is a different breed of career facilitator. Sponsors are actively invested in your success—much as an agent might be. Typically heralding from the upper echelons of a firm or company, sponsors will make it their mission to connect you to the people and the organizations that will make things happen in your career. They will promote you, support you and advise you as you climb up the ladder. Not surprisingly then, they’re looking for top achievers with their eyes on the prize.)

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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