March 1 Morning Edition

— At CPAC, Trump says replacing ‘bad’ people in government with those ‘who love our country’ made him successful – AP
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE IN THE NAPERVILLE SUN: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Republicans for all the problems that Blacks have.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatted of Trump.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A pot pusher pushes pot in Naperville
— ‘Serious conversation’ needed about accusation leveled against Lake County Board member purchasing property, vehicles without township trustees approval – EMILY K. COLEMAN

— AP-NORC poll: Election security, integrity worry Americans – AP

— BUTTIGIEG’S PLAN FOR ADDRESSING RACIAL EQUALITY DRAWS MIXED REACTIONS – Areeba Shah (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to get votes from minorities, women, younger people, those who have less money, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO candidates promise to use government to give preference the aforesaid, that is, to discriminate against those who are White, male, older, those who have more money, Protestant, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Tarter criticizes Curran over past comments on Trump – Bernard Schoenburg

— Democratic Candidates Step Up Criticism Of Trump’s Handling Of Coronavirus – MATTHEW S. SCHWARTZ, SUSAN DAVIS, SCOTT DETROW & JUANA SUMMERS
— Trump Says ‘Markets Will Take Care Of Themselves’ After Stock Sell-Off – TAMARA KEITH

— Large Turnout for Safe DuPage Event in Lisle Local Leaders Discuss Crime in Lisle – Kevin Coyne

— JUDICIAL ADVISORY POLL – 18th Judicial Circuit DuPage County (CRITERIA: Meets Requirements Of Office, Integrity, Impartiality, Legal Ability, Temperament, Court Management, Health, and Sensitivity)

— Sanders most dangerous opponent for Trump: CPAC/TWT straw poll CPAC activists say Pelosi should resign after impeachment, State of the Union behavior – David Sherfinski and Stephen Dinan
— Immigrant restaurant owners hit with backlash after appearing at Trump rally Jorge Rivas: Backing down would ‘go against what America stands for’ – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: Who takes the lead in your neighborhood, precinct, municipal district, municipality, township, and county in promoting hatred of Trump supporters?)

— White House Report Card: Concern over virus nicks Trump economic record – Paul Bedard

— Chuck Schumer quietly deletes his tweet criticizing Trump’s China travel ban as ‘premature’ and ‘war against immigrants’ – Thomas Lifson
— Miami’s Cuban population has an impromptu pro-Trump rally – Andrea Widburg

— Nolte: Poll Shows Trump Earns More than Twice as Much Trust as Media – JOHN NOLTE

— Fighting Coronavirus Means ‘Keeping Sick People Out,’ Homeland Security Chief Says – Fred Lucas

— Crowd Chants ‘USA!’ At CPAC As Republican John James Documents Journey From Slavery Descendant To Senate Candidate

— Trump Delivers SCORCHING CPAC Address Mocking Dems, Liberal Media, ‘Nutjob’ Maher – Curtis Houck

— Misplaced Blame: Using 1619 For Propaganda in 2020 – Marvin Olasky (DIERSEN: How long have your ancestors been in America? Ever-increasingly, if you are a Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs shout that you benefitted from your ancestors’ discrimination against minorities and against females, and a) the more reparations that you should pay and b) the more that you should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.)

— Mark Levin Blasts Democrats For Dithering With Impeachment As Coronavirus Spread – MATT MARGOLIS
— Israel’s UN ambassador calls Sanders an ‘ignorant fool’: ‘We don’t want him in Israel’ – JUSTIN WISE

— Sanders raises staggering $46 million in February – JUSTIN WISE
— Trump: Administration ‘very strongly’ considering closing southern border amid coronavirus outbreak – J. EDWARD MORENO

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To defeat Trump, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs are doing everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.

— Governor’s photo with drag queens stirs controversy in Kentucky The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, an activist drag troupe, said the controversy has helped further their goal of passing a statewide nondiscrimination law. – Tim Fitzsimons (DIERSEN: What do you say to politicians who promote LGBTQ activity, that is, what do you say to politicians who destroy traditional marriage and the traditional family? I should write a book about such politicians in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservatives, and/or Republican.)

— Bernie Sanders Has Some Work to Do in the Suburbs Virginia’s shift to the Democrats has been led by suburban moderates, especially college-educated women. Some wonder whether Mr. Sanders is what they signed up for. – Trip Gabriel (DIERSEN: In your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county, how successful have the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs been in promoting hatred against Trump and against those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: America haters say “Trump’s war against immigration is grinding on — with unfortunate success.”

— DC Democrats OK with anything that hurts Trump, even coronavirus – GRACE CURLEY

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: America-haters demonize, denigrate, and condemn American nameplate vehicles.

— How auto insurers use your nondriving habits to raise your rates – Kayda Norman (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who should pay much higher insurance premiums? ANSWER: Those who drink lots of booze, smoke, use pot, gamble, etc.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to defeat Trump.

— These Fake Local News Sites Have Confused People For Years. We Found Out Who Created Them. – Craig Silverman (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. Of course, my critics/opponents focus on destroying me and destroying my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)

— South Carolina Democratic voter demographics set state’s primary apart from previous three contests, exit polls show – Jennifer Agiesta (DIERSEN: What percent of the voters in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county 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 avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)

— Who is more Trump-like in GOP race? – James Phillips (DIERSEN: What demographics do you share with Trump? Both Trump and I are Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, married, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and our ancestors have been in America for a long time. The more demographics that you share with Trump, the more that Trump-haters promote hatred of you. I should write a book about Trump-haters who promote hatred of me. I would focus on those in my precinct, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.),24242

— His Boomer-Friendly Business Model Helped Him Build His One-Man Consultancy To Nearly $3 Million In Revenue – Elaine Pofeldt (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have discriminated the most against people because they are older, White, male, Protestant, German American, Republican, Trump supporters, conservative, and/or because their ancestors have been in America for a long time. I would focus discriminators in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a break with the many companies that have made age discrimination part of their business models, Patschke, 50, has thrown out the welcome mat to senior-level professionals—a group often squeezed out of corporate America—recognizing the depth of knowledge they bring to his team. Most of Patschke’s team members are 60 years old and up, with a couple in their mid to late 50s. He bills them out at $150 to $300 an hour, depending on their specialties. His highest-paid, most in-demand consultant is a 75-year-old who commands $300 an hour.)

— Who Is Really Voting? Why you shouldn’t trust exit polls—and why the 2020 electorate is much older than you think. – Phil Keisling
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It’s a familiar lament: the Democratic electorates in the nation’s first presidential contests are quite different from those elsewhere in America. Far less known and much less discussed: how wildly un-representative those voting so far in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada, are when compared to those states’ typical Democratic electorates. The caucus system itself is the most visible culprit. Just 30 percent of Iowa’s 600,000 registered Democrats participated in the February 3 caucus. Meanwhile, Democratic turnout in Nevada was closer to 15 percent. Former Senator Harry Reid is right: both caucuses need to go. But the largely ignored, more insidious problem involves caucus “entrance” and election “exit” polls—or more precisely, the political journalists, pundits, and analysts who can’t separate their reliable data from that which is highly suspect, if not downright wrong.)

— Joe Biden Is Now the Only Democrat Who Can Stop Bernie Sanders – Jonathan Chait

— Whistleblower Protection Laws for Federal Employee Whistleblowers (DIERSEN: Whistleblower Protection Laws did not protect me. While I was a federal employee for almost 30 years, I blew the whistle on political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. To punish me, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, 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 a $20,157 (21%) 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 in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Strong whistleblower protections already exist for federal employees. However, specific reforms to these laws are needed to make whistleblowing safer and more effective for federal employees. Understanding Federal Employee Whistleblower Protection Laws Passed in 1989, the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) is one of the primary statutes that outlines public employees’ right to speak out about misconduct, aimed at ensuring that all government employees can safely disclose “violations of laws, rules, or regulations, or mismanagement, gross waste of funds, abuse of authority and or a substantial and specific danger to public health and safety.” Additionally, Executive Order 12731, issued in 1990, requires all federal employees to “disclose waste, fraud, abuse, and corruption to authorities.” This Executive Order makes such disclosures mandatory in order to ensure standards of ethical conduct for all executive branch employees.)

— 3 Types of Workplace Discrimination (That Often Happen in Plain Sight) Workplace discrimination is getting plenty of attention lately. Here are three kinds of workplace discrimination that don’t get the attention they deserve. – Andrej Kovacevic (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who promote age discrimination. I would focus age discriminators in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Age Discrimination In today’s economy, it’s generally believed that we’re about as close to full employment as we’ve ever been before. That reality is pushing more traditionally underrepresented groups into the labor force, changing its composition in ways that we have never seen before. A prime example of this is the fact that people aged 65 and over are now the fastest-growing segment of the US labor pool. That, in turn, is driving a sharp increase in the number of incidents of age discrimination in the workplace. According to a recent survey, two in three US workers aged 45 or older report seeing or experiencing such discrimination at work, and that number seems to be rising. As long as unemployment remains low and more older Americans are forced to keep working due to financial insecurity as they approach retirement, age discrimination is likely to remain an issue for some time to come.)

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.