March 10 Morning Edition

— Candidates Sound Off on Harold Gay Adoption Comment Controversy – Mary Ann Ahern (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-conservatives and anti-Republicans do everything that they can to destroy candidates, including candidates who are minority and/or female, who do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
— Biss, Kennedy Criticize Pritkzer for Campaign Spending Pritzker has pumped $63 million of his own money into the campaign – Mary Ann Ahern


— Downstate Illinois vote could be primary election key for both parties – Rick Pearson (DIERSEN: In the 2014 Republican Illinois gubernatorial primary, Rauner got 40% of the vote, but together, the other three candidates got 60% of the vote – Dillard got 37%, Brady got 15%, and Rutherford got 8%. Dillard, Brady, and Rutherford ran to the right of Rauner. What if Brady and Rutherford had withdrawn and had thrown their support to Dillard? Why has Rauner gone so strongly negative against Ives? Rauner talks and acts like he wants those in Illinois who reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and other planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform to vote for him in the primary election and in the general election. Ever-increasingly, Rauner runs as an anti-conservative and as an anti-Republican.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Ives’ message “hits a lot of the buttons” of socially conservative Downstate Republicans, said Mooney, who cited the candidates’ opposition to abortion, transgender and immigrant rights as well as her attacks on Chicago. “She gives the movement conservatives Downstate something to love.”)
— Your negative political ad will sway my vote — against you – Mary Schmich (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents have always had their operatives and their dupes spread negatives about me and spread negatives about a) others who they cannot manipulate/dominate, b) others who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Republican Party platform and in the Illinois Republican Party platform, c) others who support the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling, and d) others who refuse to promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things.)


— Illinois House candidate Dilara Sayeed accused of paying for publicity – Rachel Hinton (DIERSEN: Operatives and dupes who work for my critics/opponents talk and/or act like they have been promised lots of money, a new home, a new car, a sweetheart job, a sweetheart contract, favorable legislation, and much more if the get rid of me. But are they being paid at least $15 an hour?)
— Gov’s ex-lawyer Dennis Murashko ready to ‘move on,’ says probe cleared him of ‘false’ complaint – Mitchell Armentrout (DIERSEN: In 1974, when I was 25 years old, to get rid of me, my Democrat IRS superiors filed a false complaint against me. GAO did not clear me of that false complaint until 1977. SEE: By then, of course, my IRS career was ruined.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Today, the Office of the Executive Inspector General notified me that the Office has concluded the investigation into the false, malicious, and defamatory complaint against me. The case has been closed as unfounded,” Murashko wrote in a statement Friday. “In layman’s terms, the complaint has always been a lie.” The specifics of the complaint remain unclear. In the weeks after his ouster, sources told Politico Murashko was accused of “using his position to dole out plum duties to someone with whom he had a personal relationship.”)


— Obama: Up Or Out – Jennifer White, Colin McNulty (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who promote “up or out,” that is, what do you say to those who promote age discrimination? What do you say to those who hint/imply/argue/shout that non-veteran White males in the federal government are lazy, stupid, and far worse things if they did not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with my Democrat superiors in the federal government who did not promote me to GS-9 (currently $55,905) until I was 23, to GS-11 (currently $67,638) until I was 24, to GS-12 (currently $81,071) until I was 25, and to GS-13 (currently $96,404) until I was 38?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: After his failed run for Congress in 2000, former President Barack Obama faced debt and an endangered political career. Obama, who was a state senator at the time, found himself questioning whether to attempt moving forward or leave politics completely. He continued to set his ambitions higher and planned to run for the U.S. Senate. Episode five of Making Obama dives into the essential next steps Obama had to take to advance his political career. Hear how he built a political record and won over some powerful backers who helped make him a viable candidate for the U.S. Senate.)


— Biss calls his 2013 comments on state workers ‘sloppy’ – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? How many of those who share your demographics live in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, in America, and in the world? Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs shout at politicians that members of the following groups are dying off fast and should be dumped: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. One could argue that Rauner and his supporters agree that members of the aforesaid groups should be dumped.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: State Sen. Daniel Biss, the Evanston Democrat among candidates seeking his party’s nomination for governor, says his talk in 2013 about how few state workers live in his district was “a sloppy way of making a point about pragmatic reality.”)


— Remap is a niggling detail – Rich Miller (DIERSEN: Politicians use remapping to punish, if not to get rid of, those who refuse to glorify and praise them, those who refuse to pander to them, those who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or those who refuse to give them money. I should write a book about the aforesaid politicians who got the DuPage County Election Commission in 2015 a) to gerrymander my precinct and b) to remap fellow Republican Precinct Committeeman Jeanne Ives into my precinct.)


— Rauner ‘all in’ to make Republicans the majority party Governor makes stop at annual Lincoln Day Dinner in Deer Grove – RACHEL RODGERS (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Rauner talks and acts like his advisors have told him that for Illinois Republican Party (IRP) to become the majority party, Rauner has to get rid of those like me who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and many other planks in the IRP platform.)


— Early voter turnout smaller for Illinois primaries – Patrick Doss (DIERSEN: So far, how many registered voters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois a)have cast a Republican primary ballot, b) have cast a Democrat primary ballot, c) have switched their party affiliation from Republican or from Independent to Democrat by casting a Democrat ballot, and d) have switched their party affiliation from Democrat or from Independent to Republican by casting a Republican ballot?)


— With gun control on the agenda, Second Amendment supporters rally behind Ives – Glenn Minnis


— Plan would force Illinois governors to detail true employee costs – Benjamin Yount


— Paul Simon Institute Polls Satisfy Everyone but Illinois Citizens – Pat Hickey
— Political Agitation at Schools Vulnerable Kids


— Gun Confiscation Begins in Illinois – Daniel John Sobieski (DIERSEN: Did you own firearms before you were 21? I did.)


— Treasury Report: True U.S. Government Shortfall Is $88.9 Trillion, an Average of $704K Per Household – TYLER O’NEIL


— Times Scholarship Winners Excelled Through Adversity – Sarah Maslin Nir (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that unlike me or you, they “Excelled Through Adversity.” I should write a book about my critics/opponents. To justify their demonizing, denigrating, and condemning me, they hint/imply/argue/shout that I was born with silver spoons in my mouth and that I have always been privileged. They stress that I am a White male and that my ancestors have been in America since the 1840s. They stress that my parents sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod. They stress my good health, that is, that I was 1-A for the draft in 1966. They stress that I avoided the draft with four student deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. They hint/imply/argue/shout a) that the federal government grossly overpaid, b) that I should not have been promoted in 1972, 1973, 1974, or 1986, and c) that my Civil Service Retirement System pension and federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidies are much too generous. They stress that my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents.)


— Myths abound about standardized tests, but the research is clear: They provide an invaluable measure of how students are likely to perform in college and beyond – Nathan Kuncel and Paul Sackett (DIERSEN: Since the 1960s, ever-increasingly, to help hire, retain, and promote minorities and females, the federal government has lowered its hiring, retention, and promotion standards and made its standards much more subjective. The federal government has eliminated the Federal Service Entrance Examination which I passed in 1970. IRS and GAO have eliminated passing the CPA examination to get promoted. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981. I became a licensed CPA in 1981, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and a Forensic Accountant in 1997.)


— Do Millennials Post a Retention Risk? According to GAO, It’s Reasonable For Agencies to Consider It.


— Management Agenda to Be Watched for Signs of Buyouts, Early Outs (DIERSEN: In 1993, when I was 45 years old, GAO offered a $25,000 buyout to all its employees, including me, who had 25 years or more of federal service. Constructively, once you have been offered a buyout, whatever career that you had is over.)


— Howard Stern Beats Lawsuit Over Airing of I.R.S. Agent’s Call With Taxpayer – Debra L Rothenberg (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that I was an IRS employee for almost 9 years.)


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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.