June 3 Evening Edition

— Budget failure repercussions – Jose Sanchez


— Durbin and Tammy Duckworth Set Up Committee to Vet US Attorney Candidates – Phil Rogers


— Chicago ‘March For Truth’ Draws Hundreds Of Trump Protesters – Mike Krauser (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Anti-Trumps promote hatred of Trump and his supporters. Overwhelmingly, anti-Trumps 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, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)


— Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg will make the US’s $15 million Paris climate deal payment to UN  (DIERSEN: Usually, Democrats want Republicans to pay for everything.)


— Anti-Trump ‘March for Truth’ protest draws hundreds to Federal Plaza – John Byrne
— State budget impasse leaves Naperville schools, agencies worrying about future – Suzanne Baker
— Wheaton mansion set for demolition despite objections from preservationists – Erin Gallagher
— Baby boomers, planning to work past retirement? Here’s why that idea could be a bust. – Gail MarksJarvis  (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, and especially in Illinois, employers do not want to hire, retain, or promote those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  From what I see, ever-increasingly, and especially in Illinois, members of the aforesaid groups are persona non grata.)
— Why are so many CEOs bashing Trump over Paris accord? Money, what else? – David Pierson and Ivan Penn
— The Blagojevich-Pritzker tango – Editorial


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps call for “investigation into Trump/Russia ties.”
— Still no state budget, but it’s there if you look – Mark Brown
— City’s dramatic drop in black population exposes lingering inequities – Mary Mitchell  (DIERSEN: Democrats run Chicago.)


— School funding equity loses out to Chicago greed – Editorial
— COD president expects school to be off probation – Robert Sanchez  (DIERSEN: My superiors in GAO’s Chicago office during the 1980s and 1990s acted like GAO’s Chicago office was always on probation for not doing enough to get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. Ever-increasingly, leaders of political and other organizations, companies, and governments act like they are on probation because they have not done enough to get rid of those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Ex-legislator Noland from Elgin sues to recover cost-of-living increases – AP  (DIERSEN: COLAs have always been far less than inflation. The purchasing power of my Civil Service Retirement System pension today is far less than it was in 1997. The purchasing power of my Social Security today is far less today than it was in 2010.)


— Durbin and Duckworth set up committee to vet US attorney candidates – 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.)


— It’s early, yes, but Pritzker off to a rough start – Bernard Schoenburg
— Ex-state legislator Nolan sues to recover cost-of-living increases – AP (DIERSEN: COLAs have always been far less than inflation. The purchasing power of my Civil Service Retirement System pension today is far less than it was in 1997. The purchasing power of my Social Security today is far less today than it was in 2010.)


— Now Illinois is really in a pickle – Chuck Sweeny


— National Democratic Party targets seats held by Bost, Davis – JOSEPH BUSTOS


— NIU needs new, open leaders – Editorial


— Trump has filed for an extension of his 2016 tax return  President still refuses to release returns – DAN MERICA AND MIRANDA GREEN


— Budget breakdown lands Illinois one step from junk bond rating – Ruth de Jauregui


— ‘Overpopulation’ Fears Are a Hoax. Here’s Why Higher Populations Are Actually a Good Thing – Walter E. Williams


— The Need for a Middle America News Network – Bruce Walker (DIERSEN: What do you say to Democrat plants, to Libertarian plants, to Green plants, and to RINOs in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Glen Ellyn, and in Wheaton who focus on discouraging everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
(DIERSEN: The decline and lurch to the left of the Fox News Network provides an opening for any astute conservative billionaire: create a news network specifically intended to provide news from the viewpoint of most of America, which is to say the seventy-five percent of Americans who live in Flyover Country.  While the geographic concentration of political power in America is appalling, the geographic concentration of media power is much worse. Because the media defy elections and, in fact, determine elections, having almost all national news pass through the tiny channel of the New York-to-Washington Beltway is toxic to our national life. This is not an ideological monopoly, but rather a geographical monopoly.  But because the environment between Washington and New York is so utterly artificial and so completely leftist, what has happened to Fox News – a constant drift to the left – is an unrelenting and corrosive force that isolates the media and the government of America from the overwhelming majority who live in Middle America. Consider a neutral and fair political site like RealClearPolitics.  It is not uncommon to have one third of the stories from New York media outlets and one third of the stories from Washington media outlets and the rest from national outlets without a particular geographical designation but situated in the Beltway.  On those rare instances in which another city’s media has stories in RealClearPolitics, the city is usually Boston or Los Angeles. What that means is that the vast majority of Americans are utterly disenfranchised politically in the only area that really counts in a nation as large and media-driven as America.  What this also means is that as Fox News declines into irrelevance, as it will, there is a gaping hole for those with the money, the guts, and the vision to create a television network specifically focused on Middle America. This network should include a news network located in the center of America and dedicated to presenting stories that inform Americans what is happening in this majority of our nation.  There is vast ignorance within the Beltway media about how the energy industry works or how wheat and cotton are grown and cattle raised and ores mined. While Fox News periodically had stories presented from its Beltway offices about the plight of the timber industry in Washington State or the small oil producers in Oklahoma, stories from the Middle America News Network would be produced by those who actually live in these areas and presented to Americans by newscasters whose home is in Omaha or Knoxville or Salt Lake City or Little Rock.  This new network would also have a much easier time breaking into the cable news lineup than Fox News did because it would overtly be representing the perspective of local listeners in cities around the nation. Fox News rightly picked the target audience to make it grow: those millions of Americans disgusted by the ideological monopoly of the leftist establishment media.  The Middle America News Network would represent not just the ideologically disempowered, but the culturally disempowered, who find their beliefs and lives treated as weird curiosities.  The market share for this news network could skyrocket fast, particularly among the tens of millions of Americans who simply never watch network news any longer. This new network could also introduce a whole new way of interviewing members of Congress.  Instead of having these members show up at a studio in Washington or New York, the network could invite them to be interviewed for national television in their home states.  Those who decline an interview might find their likely rivals in the next election interviewed instead with the tag “The Middle America News Network invited Senator Mugwump to discuss the impact of environmental regulations on business here, but he was too busy in Washington to come here for the interview.” The idea would be to shift always, always, always the focus of attention and interest away from that micron of America that is the Beltway and back to the huge expanse from Alaska to Minnesota to Florida to Arizona that is America.  The idea would also be to force both political parties, which is to say Washington Party A and Washington Party B, to actually notice forty or so states that may be called “Flyover Country” if they wish their political parties to have a chance at gaining or holding power. This network could transform politics in America by forcing the parties to turn from Washington (“The Swamp”) and back to the American people spread all across this land.)


— Kathy Griffin: President Trump is ‘trying to ruin my life’


— European Officials Commandeer Private Property to House Migrants – Alex Newman  (DIERSEN: What property in your precinct, in your municipality, in your county, and in Illinois would/will Democrats commandeer to house immigrants?)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps heap scorn on Trump for Paris exit.


— Alt-Left Insanity: Don’t Blame Muslims for Terror Done By … Muslims – Dan Gainor


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps want all CEOs to be anti-Trump.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps put foreign countries and their citizens ahead of America and ahead of its citizens.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps would love to force everyone in America to speak Spanish, read Spanish, and write Spanish.

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.