January 6 Evening Edition

ABC7
— SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY WON’T BECOME SANCTUARY CAMPUS – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/news/southern-illinois-university-wont-become-sanctuary-campus/1689926/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘Drain the swamp’ movement having some effect on township elections – Ted Slowik
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-township-elections-st-0108-20170106-story.html
— Communities to formally challenge Naperville annexation proposal – Erin Hegarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-annexation-process-st-0108-20170106-story.html
— Trump spokesman on Rauner snub: There’s been ‘unbelievable demand’ to attend inauguration – Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-rauner-trump-inauguration-20170106-story.html
— Food stamp program faces uncertain future as power shifts in Washington – Greg Trotter
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-food-stamps-block-grants-0108-biz-20170105-story.html
— Illinois EDGE jobs program could see new life – Ally Marotti
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-edge-tax-credit-extension-0107-biz-20170106-story.html
— Bill to require school lead testing stalls in Springfield – Michael Hawthorne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-school-lead-testing-legislation-20170106-story.html
— Obama, please! Tough talk, not lofty rhetoric in your farewell speech – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-obama-farewell-speech-chicago-zorn-perspec-0108-md-20170106-column.html
— Buffalo Grove receives highest bond rating from Moody’s but with negative outlook
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/buffalo-grove/news/ct-bgc-moody-ratings-tl-0112-20170106-story.html
— The great ‘hillbilly’ scapegoat – Heather Wilhelm
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-hillbilly-rednecks-trump-voters-perspec-0106-md-20170106-story.html
— Top Democrat Barbara Flynn Currie: No deal on Chicago schools money expected soon – John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-flynn-currie-cps-cuts-met-20170106-story.html
—  ‘Who is my representative?’ Google knows, even if you don’t – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-google-congress-districts-ethics-edit–0108-jm-20170106-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump taunts Arnold Schwarzenegger on ‘Apprentice’ ratings – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/arnold-schwarzenegger-responds-to-trumps-apprentice-taunts/
— New Illinois prisoner ID law is weak medicine – David M. Shapiro
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-new-illinois-prisoner-id-law-is-weak-medicine/
— Even efforts of hometown president couldn’t stem Chicago violence – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/efforts-of-homegrown-president-couldnt-stem-chicago-violence/
— Senate budget deal brewing ahead of lame duck session – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/senate-budget-deal-brewing-ahead-of-lame-duck-session/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Mayors fight back against merger with Naperville – Bob Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170106/news/170109258/
— Glenbard event in Spanish to help parents influence teens to be drug-free
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170106/submitted/170109313/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats focus on turning all the religions of the world against Republicans.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170106/submitted/170109339/
— Four DuPage tax increases still hang in limbo – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170106/news/170109267/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— The need for a state budget deal just got more urgent – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170106/BLOGS02/170109908/time-for-madigan-rauner-to-deal-as-illinois-morass-deepens
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Rich Miller sides with Madigan against Rauner.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes officially or unofficially side with Rich Miller.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170106/NEWS02/170109897/mike-madigan-is-rauners-white-whale-will-anyone-win

 

WTTW
— Budget ‘Grand Bargain’ Shaping Up in Springfield – Paris Schutz and Amanda Vinicky
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/01/06/budget-grand-bargain-shaping-springfield

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— 23 former Munger workers hired by Rauner administration – Bernard Schoenburg  (DIERSEN: 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.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170106/23-former-munger-workers-hired-by-rauner-administration

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Crimes against whites equals small percentage of hate crimes.”
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/crimes-against-whites-equals-small-percentage-of-hate-crimes/article_64f25328-990d-5bfe-a925-79dd81f87af3.html

 

WREX
— Congressmen Mike Bost and John Shimkus from Southern Illinois push for earmarks return – AP
http://www.wrex.com/story/34202745/congressmen-from-southern-illinois-push-for-earmarks-return

 

WICS
— New Law Aimed At Reducing Illinois’ Teacher Shortage – AP  (DIERSEN: 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.)
http://newschannel20.com/news/local/rauner-signs-bill-to-alleviate-burdens-on-teachers-moving-to-illinois

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL GOP LAUNCHES “BOSS MADIGAN” CONTEST
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/chicago-the-illinois-republican-party-continues-its-publicity-campaign-attack-on-house-speaker-mike-madigan-ridiculing-r.html
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? TALKING TWITTER WITH DONALD TRUMP’S PRESS SECRETARY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/wheres-weyermuller-talking-twitter-with-donald-trumps-press-secretary-1.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Retirement system belatedly admits huge Mautino error
http://capitolfax.com/2017/01/06/retirement-system-belatedly-admits-huge-mautino-error/
— Yet another goofy ILGOP press release on Madigan
http://capitolfax.com/2017/01/06/yet-another-goofy-ilgop-press-release-on-madigan/
— Rauner gets the celebrity treatment in Rockford
http://capitolfax.com/2017/01/06/the-celebrity-treatment-in-rockford/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Peter Roskam to head tax subcommittee ahead of overhaul effort – JOSEPH LAWLER
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/peter-roskam-to-head-tax-subcommittee-ahead-of-overhaul-effort/article/2611134

 

GOPUSA
— How many more criminals will Obama set free?
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=18861
— Freedom of Association Is Great … for Liberals
http://www.gopusa.com/freedom-of-association-is-great-for-liberals/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Who Has More Privilege Than Barack Obama? – Jonathan F. Keiler  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth and that I have always been privileged, and that because of that, I should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.)
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/01/who_has_more_privilege_than_barack_obama.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Obama was not born into substantial wealth, but his family on both sides was well connected, providing a traditional advantage that allowed him entry into elite society.  This old-style leg up then combined with modern leftist ethnic-racial privileges, overwhelmingly present in academia and the media, to advance Obama at every turn.  This created a powerful cocktail of built-in benefits that gave Obama almost every conceivable benefit of the doubt while at the same time allowing him to claim victim status.  More than anything else, it is this dynamic that explains his rise and his selfishness.  It also clarifies Obama’s heavy narcissism, bullying behavior, and utter lack of graciousness. Without these privileges, Obama gets nowhere.  If you are inclined to learn more about how Obama got this way, read David Maraniss’s much heralded, largely hagiographic biography of Obama’s early years, if you can bear it.  Before I bought it, I noted a two-star review on Amazon: “Boring.”  Often such smart-aleck one-word reviews are off the mark, but not this time.)

 

BREITBART
— Celebs to Host Progressive ‘Love-a-Thon’ During Trump Inauguration – JEROME HUDSON  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps love those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are 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.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/01/05/celebrity-telethon-facebook-live-inauguration-day/
— Obama to Free Gitmo Detainees Who Have Vowed to Behead Americans – EDWIN MORA  (DIERSEN: Obama loves those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are 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.)
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/01/05/report-obama-mass-transfer-gitmo-detainees-threatened-behead-bomb-americans/
— Obama Family Building a Wall Around New Home – CHARLIE SPIERING
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/06/tmz-obama-building-wall-around-new-home/
— Obama: ‘For The Most Part, Race Relations Have Gotten Better’ Under My Presidency – PAM KEY  (DIERSEN: From what I see, Obama made America and the rest of the world more 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.)
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/01/05/obama-part-race-relations-gotten-better-presidency/
— Blue State Blues: Hate Crime in the Chicago Obama Created – JOEL B. POLLAK
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/06/hate-crime-obama-chicago-blue-state-blues/
— Carlson on Anti-Trump Protesters: Not About Policy, But ‘Moral Vanity’ — They Think They’re Better Than Him – JEFF POOR
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/01/06/carlson-on-anti-trump-protesters-not-about-policy-but-moral-vanity-they-think-theyre-better-than-him/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Michelle Obama: ‘Diversity Is Not A Threat To Who We Are’ – Kaitlan Collins  (DIERSEN: Democrats want everyone in America to be a member of as many of the following groups as possible: 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.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/06/michelle-obama-diversity-is-not-a-threat-to-who-we-are/

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter Rips Down Painting of Cops Portrayed as Pigs in the Capitol – JOE PERTICONE
http://ijr.com/2017/01/772173-gop-congressman-rips-down-painting-of-cops-portrayed-as-pigs-in-the-capitol/

 

NEW AMERICAN
— N.Y. Times Aids Communist-socialist-feminist-LGBT-anarchist Plans for Inauguration Day Mayhem – William F. Jasper
http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/25074-ny-times-aids-communist-socialist-feminist-lgbt-anarchist-plans-for-inauguration-day-mayhem

 

LIFEZETTE
— Anti-Trump, Anti-White Hate in Chicago  Hate crime charges brought in brutal, racially charged torture of disabled white man – Brendan Kirby
http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/anti-trump-anti-white-hate-chicago/

 

COLLEGE FIX
— College can’t force conservative students to lobby for leftist causes, groups tell high court – SHANNON GOLDEN
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/30579/

 

THE HILL
— Roskam named new chairman for House tax-policy subcommittee – NAOMI JAGODA
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/313124-new-chairman-named-for-house-tax-policy-subcommittee
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump blasts away from new bully pulpit.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/312959-trump-blasts-away-from-new-bully-pulpit
— Kerry: Mexico won’t ‘pony up’ for Trump’s wall – MARK HENSCH
http://thehill.com/policy/international/americas/313134-kerry-mexico-wont-pony-up-for-trumps-wall
— There is little conservative about Trump – JORDAN BARKIN
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/313092-there-is-little-conservative-about-trump

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Trump’s Purge Of Non-Loyalists Takes Shape – Eric Schmeltzer (DIERSEN: Who/what are you loyal to?  I am loyal to the Republican Party platform, to the Illinois Republican Party platform, and to the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trumps-purge-of-non-loyalists-takes-shape_us_586f9b3ee4b08052400ee18c
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, “religious leaders” talk and act like they are operatives or dupes for the Democrat Party.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/resistance-is-patriotic-and-christian_us_586fbaa9e4b0a5e600a78a07

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Insists Mexico Will Pay for Wall After U.S. Begins the Work – MICHAEL D. SHEAR and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/us/politics/trump-wall-mexico.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Members of Congress are learning to play Trump’s ethical blame game.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/members-of-congress-are-learning-to-play-trumps-ethical-blame-game/2017/01/06/48283d62-d410-11e6-9cb0-54ab630851e8_story.html
— House Republicans revive obscure rule that allows them to slash the pay of individual federal workers to $1 –  Jenna Portnoy and Lisa Rein (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.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/house-republicans-revive-obscure-rule-that-could-allow-them-to-slash-the-pay-of-individual-federal-workers-to-1/2017/01/04/4e80c990-d2b2-11e6-945a-76f69a399dd5_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “How Trump got his party to love Russia.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/01/06/how-trump-got-his-party-to-love-russia/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Congress begins to search for funds to help Trump build border wall – Noah Bierman , Brian Bennett and Noah Bierman
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-border-wall-20170106-story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Intelligence Agencies Say Russia Ordered ‘Influence Campaign’ to Aid Donald Trump in Election  Report says CIA, FBI have ‘high confidence’ in Putin findings; NSA has ‘moderate confidence’ – DAMIAN PALETTA and CAROL E. LEE
http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-continues-attacks-on-intelligence-agencies-ahead-of-classified-briefing-on-russia-1483728966

 

FED SMITH
— House Votes to Limit Rule Making Authority of Federal Agencies – Ian Smith
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/01/06/house-votes-to-limit-rule-making-authority-of-federal-agencies/

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— How federal employee groups hope to change negative view of the workforce – Nicole Ogrysko
http://federalnewsradio.com/workforce/2017/01/federal-employee-groups-hope-change-negative-view-workforce/

 

ESQUIRE
— If You’re a Federal Employee and Congress Doesn’t Like You, They Can Slash Your Pay to a Dollar  Looking at you, Department of Energy workers who believe in climate change. – CHARLES P. PIERCE (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://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a52096/holman-rule-congress-federal-workers/

 

ADVOCATE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who says “The Wall Is a Racist Monument.” ANSWER: 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.
http://www.advocate.com/politics/2017/1/06/wall-racist-monument

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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