March 10 Morning Edition

WLS AM
— Congressman Hultgren:  GOP Obamacare replacement “a good start.” – John Dempsey
http://www.wlsam.com/2017/03/09/congressman-hultgren-gop-obamacare-replacement-a-good-start/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner radio appearance Friday continues tactic of taking message straight to voters
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-radio-facebook-met-story.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps push anti-Trump bookstores that push anti-Trump books.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-bookstore-political-resistance-ae-0312-20170309-column.html
— DIERSEBN HEADLINE: When will Ron Grossman write about those who HATE Trump supporters; Protestants; conservatives; Republicans; Americans; Whites; males; older people; rich people; gun owners; German Americans; draft avoiders; those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time; current and former government employees and retirees; DINKs (dual income, no kids); owners of vehicles made by General Motors, Ford, or Chrysler; unions; current and former union members; etc.?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-jewish-cemetery-vandalism-grossman-20170308-story.html
— Palatine: Groups speak out for, against transgender students’ locker room access – Duaa Eldeib
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-transgender-student-rights-rally-met-20170308-story.html
— Stop calling our health care pyramid scheme ‘insurance’ – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-health-care-insurance-pyramid-scheme-zorn-perspec-0310-20170309-column.html
— Germany’s Nazi past, and the right-wingers who want to hide it – Editorial  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates always reminded my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates that I was 100% German national origin.  Virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates had loved ones who were killed or injured by Germans during WWI and/or WWII. In my defense, I stressed that all my ancestors had immigrated to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s, that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s sides fought the Germans in WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always painted being German national origin and being Missouri Synod Lutheran as being extremely negative.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-germany-nazi-past-merkel-afd-hoecke-nationalist-edit-0311-md-20170310-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Health fund mistakenly used for Munger’s salary, Rauner aides say – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/health-fund-mistakenly-used-for-mungers-salary-rauner-aides-say/
— Rep. John Shimkus’ take on prenatal care riles pro-choice group
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rep-john-shimkus-take-on-prenatal-care-riles-pro-choice-group/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn men.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170310/discuss/170319959/
— U-46 school board candidates debate ‘racism’ in curriculum – Madhu Krishnamurthy  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Whites run organizations, companies, governments, and countries.  Ever-increasingly they demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites.  Ever-increasingly, they blame Whites for all the problems that minorities have had, are having, and will have. Ever-increasingly, they make it clear that they want to get rid of Whites. Ever-increasingly, in fear of anti-Whites or wanting to curry favor with anti-Whites, more and more and more Whites become anti-White themselves.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170310/news/170319953/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Two of five candidates vying to lead the state’s second-largest school district say a newly adopted high school social studies curriculum promotes “racism against white males” at a forum Thursday. Incumbent board President Donna Smith of Hanover Park, and incumbent trustees Veronica Noland and Cody Holt, both of Elgin, face challengers Melissa Owens of Bartlett and Enoch Essendrop of Elgin for three 4-year term seats on the Elgin Area School District U-46 board April 4 hosted by the district’s Citizens’ Advisory Council. At a February school board meeting, Holt and board member Jeanette Ward voted against adoption of the new curriculum, which Ward said had a “pervasive liberal bias.” Ward quoted the following passage about discrimination from the textbook “Macgruder’s American Government”: “White Americans have been historically reluctant to yield to nonwhite Americans a full and equal place in the social, economic and political life of this nation. Over time, the principal targets of that ethnic prejudice have been African-Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Americans and Hispanic Americans. The white-male-dominated power structure has also been slow to recognize the claims of women to an equal place in American society.” She said it “smacks of racism against white males.” The curriculum was approved by a 5-2 board vote. Essendrop, 19, a student at Providence Baptist College in Elgin running on a similar platform as Holt, said he shared Ward’s perspective. “I can’t believe that we find ourselves in the 21st century still judging people by the color of their skin and not the content of their character,” he said, paraphrasing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. “We need to stop putting people in different groups and admit that we are 100 percent Americans.” Noland, 50, an alumna of the district’s Hispanic Parent Leadership Institute elected to her first term in April 2013, rejected Ward’s notion. “I believe my fellow board member’s comments are actually quite racist,” she said. “I’m opposed to censorship of materials … you head down the road toward book burning and I am completely opposed to that.”  She added, it is wrong to impose a “narrow ideology” over an entire school district. Holt, 25, a 2010 graduate of Larkin High School elected in April 2015 to a 2-year unexpired term, said he would like to see the district adopt “curriculum that presents both sides of any issue, that way students can come to their own conclusions.” “Being able to send your child to a school that sets its own curriculum is where we need to go in the 21st century,” Holt said. Smith, 59, who has served on the board since 2001, said she voted for adopting the curriculum because it went through a process of evaluation. “It has been vetted by a lot of educators,” she said adding, anyone can find something offensive in any textbook. “I have the faith in our educators that they would take those textbooks and supplement them with other resources.” Owens, 48, chairwoman of the U-46 Citizens’ Advisory Council, said she agreed with the board’s decision on the curriculum as well as providing cultural competency training for teachers. “We have to recognize the fact that we have a minority-majority district,” she said adding such training allows teachers to recognize that “students see things through different filters based on their experiences.”)
— College of DuPage’s economic impact goes beyond tuition savings – Ann Rondeau
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170310/news/170319985/
— Lisle mayoral candidates differ on property tax freeze – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170310/news/170319946/
— District 15 superintendent: Transgender policy rooted in anti-discrimination laws – Eric Peterson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170310/news/170319955/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Democrats: No answers from state agencies on where to make cuts -Doug Finke (DIERSEN: Obviously, when the Democrats who ran GAO during the 1980s and 1990s were asked where to make cuts, they said get rid of the agency’s employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170309/democrats-no-answers-from-state-agencies-on-where-to-make-cuts

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Gambling not a cure all – Editorial
http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/editorials/get-the-drift-gambling-not-a-cure-all/article_7909c963-598f-58db-9400-692ff26111f1.html

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Police Reports: Wheaton: Juan C. Escobar Rengifo, 19, of the 3S000 block of Timber Drive near Warrenville, was charged at 10:51 p.m. Feb. 14 with unlawful possession of marijuana at Elm Street and Warrenville Road.
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/03/08/police-reports-glen-ellyn-and-wheaton-for-march-9/akjlme4/

 

DNA NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps get kids to chalk anti-Trump messages.
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170309/downtown/we-all-live-here-gold-coast-kids-chalk-up-message-at-their-school

 

JOURNAL COURIER
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Lt. gov. urges action in childhood hunger fight
http://myjournalcourier.com/news/106756/lt-gov-urges-action-in-childhood-hunger-fight

 

LAWNDALE NEWS
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti joins Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler to raise awareness about childhood hunger
http://www.lawndalenews.com/2017/03/lt-gov-evelyn-sanguinetti-joins-chicago-bulls-jimmy-butler-to-raise-awareness-about-childhood-hunger/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti joined Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler, Kellogg’s and No Kid Hungry for the “Give a Child a Breakfast” event in downtown Chicago to raise awareness about childhood hunger. “One in five kids in Illinois is hungry. This is an important issue to me because I know what it is like to grow up with food insecurity,” said Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti. “My mother had me when she was only 15, and my parents often had to choose between paying the rent and putting food on the table.” Lieutenant Governor Sanguinetti addressed a group of students from Marshall High School and talked about her own experiences. The students were invited to the “Give a Child a Breakfast” event by Kellogg’s, where they had breakfast, had the opportunity to meet the lieutenant governor and play basketball with Butler. “Child hunger is not an issue isolated to large cities – it is prevalent in all 102 counties in Illinois,” Lieutenant Governor Sanguinetti said. “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We want our kids to have access to a healthy breakfast so they can stay alert in the classroom and excel in school.”)

 

MEDILL REPORTS
— CHICAGO PROTESTERS URGE DISNEY CEO TO RESIGN FROM TRUMP’S BUSINESS COUNCIL – Angel Idowu
http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/chicago-protesters-urge-disney-ceo-to-resign-from-trumps-business-council/

 

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trumpcare would make a bad situation even worse.”
http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2017/03/09/trumpcare-would-make-a-bad-situation-even-worse

 

DAILY WIRE
— Liberal Activist Pleads Guilty To 14 Counts Of Voter Fraud—That Thing The Left Says Doesn’t Happen – AMANDA PRESTIGIACOMO
http://www.dailywire.com/news/14276/liberal-activist-pleads-guilty-14-counts-voter-amanda-prestigiacomo#

 

DUPAGE COUNTY
— Employment Opportunity: Facilities Maintenance Technician
http://www.dupageco.org/HR/Jobs/54726/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Warning to Parents: The Day of Silence is Almost Here – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/warning-parents-day-silence-almost/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— STATE SEN. OBERWEIS ON WHY ILLINOIS REVENUES ARE RAPIDLY DECLINING
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/03/state-sen-oberweis-on-why-illinois-revenues-are-rapidly-declining.html
— THORNER/O’NEIL: CONSERVATIVE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS FACE UNPRECEDENTED BIAS  (DIERSEN: UIC accepted me in 1966, NIU in 1969, Loyola in 1972, DePaul in 1980, and IIT in 1992, but, because of my demographics, I doubt that they would accept me today. Ever-increasingly, universities are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/03/thorneroneil-conservative-university-students-face-unprecedented-bias.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Democrats lash out at Rauner for demanding cuts and not specifying them  (DIERSEN: Obviously, when the Democrats who ran GAO during the 1980s and 1990s were asked where to make cuts, they said get rid of the agency’s employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/03/10/democrats-lash-out-at-rauner-for-demanding-cuts-and-not-specifying-them/

 

GOPUSA
— The Left Says Chanting ‘Trump, Trump, Trump’ at Game is ‘Racist Slur’
http://www.gopusa.com/the-left-says-chanting-trump-trump-trump-at-game-is-racist-slur/
— Obama’s Role in Undermining Trump’s Presidency
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21733
— Colorado’s legal marijuana laws have expanded the presence of the cartels
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21685

 

FOX NEWS
— Is President Trump racist? Google Assistant has an answer for that – Brooke Crothers
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/10/is-president-trump-racist-google-assistant-has-answer-for-that.html
— Trump must purge deep-state bureaucrats now – Sean Hannity
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/03/10/sean-hannity-trump-must-purge-deep-state-bureaucrats-now.html

 

FEDERALIST
— White Privilege, Victimhood, And Race Issues On College Campuses
https://thefederalist.com/2017/03/09/white-privilege-victimhood-race-issues-college-campuses/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH VERY BIG COLOR PICTURE: BEYOND DISGUSTING: BEYOND TRAGIC: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: After Long Drug War, Columbia Joins Pot Trade – NICHOLAS CASEY  (DIERSEN: Of course, in America, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs want make lots of money by turning everyone into stoners, that is, they want to make lots of money destroying America.  Who are the biggest pot pushes in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  How much money do they give politicians?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/09/world/americas/colombia-marijuana-farc-drugs-santos.html
— With Trump in White House, Some Executives Ask, Why Not Me? – JAMES B. STEWART  (DIERSEN: Executives should be advised that ever-increasingly, government and politics is disgustingly negative and nasty. I should write a book about the most disgustingly negative and nasty politicians, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. The aforesaid, treat me like I am shit.  Far too many get involved in government and/or politics for the wrong reasons, usually to get power to manipulate/dominate individuals, manipulate/dominate organizations, manipulate/dominate companies, manipulate/dominate governments, and/or manipulate/dominate countries.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/09/business/bloomberg-iger-business-executives-president.html
— More Men Are Taking ‘Women’s’ Jobs, Usually Disadvantaged Men – Claire Cain Miller (DIERSEN: Are/were you disadvantaged? What women’s jobs have you held?  I washed dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School. My understanding is a) that I was the first and only White male to hold that job and b) that I held that job longer than anyone else.  Was I disadvantaged?  Neither of my parents had attended college, my father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, and my mother never attended high school.  I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease)  My vision has never been correctable to 20/20.  I have partial red/green color blindness. My father, who fought type 1 diabetes from age 14, worked in the office of a chemical plant in Chicago Heights and almost always worked second jobs, usually playing music, to pay the family’s bills.  My mother stayed home and raised my brother and I.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/09/upshot/more-men-are-taking-womens-jobs-at-least-certain-men.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— California GOP Stakes Out Position on Poverty  In a state dominated by Democrats, Republicans focus on those missing out on the strong economy – ALEJANDRO LAZO
https://www.wsj.com/articles/california-gop-stakes-out-position-on-poverty-1489071614
— A Census That Divides and ‘Nudges’  Trump should reject the creation of yet another interest group. – MIKE GONZALEZ  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the worst possible demographic to have is White.  Ever-increasingly, anti-Whites viciously demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites as being racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. Ever-increasingly, in fear of anti-Whites or wanting to curry favor with anti-Whites, more and more and more Whites become anti-White themselves.  Who are the leading White anti-Whites in your municipality, in your township/ward, in you county, in Illinois, in America, and in the world?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-census-that-divides-and-nudges-1489099696
— America Can’t Escape the Debt Vortex  Total obligations in the U.S. have hit 370% of GDP—and Trump seems intent on making matters worse. – GEORGE MELLOAN
https://www.wsj.com/articles/america-cant-escape-the-debt-vortex-1489099963

 

USA TODAY
— Women are getting Mitch McConnell tattoos. Wait, what? – Taylor M. Riley
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/03/09/mitch-mcconnell-tattoos-nevertheless-she-persisted/98961622/

 

DIABLO VALLEY COLLEGE INQUIRER
— Number of “Dreamers” are dropping – Julia Muskevich
http://www.dvcinquirer.com/opinion/2017/03/09/number-of-dreamers-are-dropping/

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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