March 11 Evening Edition

— President Donald J. Trump Delivers the Weekly Address – March 10, 2017


— Thousands crowd Naperville streets for St. Patrick’s Day Parade – David Sharos
— Pence relies more on charm than oratory to push the GOP health-care plan in Kentucky – Ashley Parker
— In liberal Hollywood, a conservative minority faces backlash in the age of Trump – David Ng


— Heroin buyers on Chicago’s West Side getting help, not handcuffs – Frank Main  (DIERSEN: Yes, but the lighter that the penalty is for doing something that is bad, the more likely that people will do something that is bad.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Shimkus disses women in debate over healthcare.”


— Two killed, one injured in shooting outside Aurora restaurant – Robert Sanchez


— How did Illinois finances get this bad? It wasn’t by Chance. – RICH MILLER


— A Chicago Phone Number To Buy Heroin Got 1,000 Calls A Day, Feds Say – Sam Cholke


— The good news, B-N officials still speaking – Steve Vogel


— Labor experts unsure of future if Illinois workers strike – AP


— Jobs are up and unemployment is down as President Trump hits 50 day mark – CHRISTINA LOREY


— Pence appeals for complete GOP support for health overhaul – AP


— What’s in a name? Kennedy candidacy might decide – Ruth de Jauregui


— Rauner want stiffer sentences for repeat illegal gun possession/use offenders? Spending caps? Getting Rauner, Madigan, et al to be more specific – Jeff Berkowitz


— BILL THAT COULD AFFECT GUN OWNERS’ DUE PROCESS TO BE HEARD IN SPRINGFIELD  (DIERSEN: Do you own a firearm?  I have owned firearms ever since I was in high school in the 1960s.  Who has “it in for you” in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  How much religious, government, political, and/or financial clout do they have to disarm you, that is, to take your FOID card and your firearms away from you?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE:  “Imagine if a family member or a police officer had it in for you. In the blink of an eye, you could be stripped of your rights without any due process, simply because someone accused you of something with absolutely no evidence to validate the claim…” That’s a scenario a bill scheduled to be heard next week in Illinois’ Senate Judiciary Committee would set up, Sons of Liberty Media is reporting. “Illinois State Senator Julie Morrison (D-29) has proposed a bill that would allow the government to confiscate firearms from gun owners without any due process,” the website says.  The proposal is SB 1291. While the Illinois State Rifle Association doesn’t sound an alert about SB 1291 on their website, the National Rifle Association called on Illinois members to contact their state lawmakers about the bill before the hearing was postponed to heard March 14th.  “SB 1291 would allow an individual’s family members or law enforcement to petition the court for an ex parte restraining order if they consider the individual to be a danger to themselves or others simply because the individual owns, possesses or purchases a firearm,” the NRA’s website explains. “According to the summary of the bill, an ex parte order would be issued by a judge based solely on a brief, unsubstantiated affidavit made by a petitioner and absent any input made by the individual on which the order is targeted.” If enacted, the NRA says, this SB 1291 would require the surrender of FOID cards, concealed carry licenses as well as the seizure of all firearms by law enforcement. “This legislation is ripe for abuse by individuals that disagree with the Second Amendment, and the mere insinuation that gun ownership makes you a danger to yourself or others is offensive and insulting,” the NRA says.)


— ‘Los Angeles Times’ Puzzled at Lack of Trump Hatred – MICHAEL WALSH
— ‘Los Angeles Times’ Op-Ed Claims Sanctuary Cities ‘Keep Crime Down’ – JACK DUNPHY


— NOW IT’S NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY VS. AMERICAN WORKER  Trevor Loudon exposes what’s happened to the American left


— Mississippi On Verge Of Banning ‘Sanctuary Campuses’ – David Krayden


— The Video Game Trying to Stanch the ‘Carnage’ in Chicago  President Donald Trump wants the bloodletting to stop. So do the creators of ‘We Are Chicago.’ – MICHAEL PECK


— Pence applies subtle pressure to conservatives considering bucking Trump on health care – Dan Merica


— Gay veterans allowed to march in South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade after all – Amy B Wang
— During his political rise, Stephen K. Bannon was a man with no fixed address – Robert O’Harrow Jr. and Shawn Boburg  (DIERSEN: Where have you lived?  I lived 1948-1954 with my parents in an apartment above my grandparents’ hardware store at the northeast corner of Main and Exchange in Crete.  I lived 1954-1972 with parents and brother at the home my grandparents had built in 1926 at 1286 Wood Street in Crete. I lived full-time 1972-1974 and then part-time 1974-1976 at 774-5 Sunset Court in University Park, a new town home that I bought.  I lived part-time 1974-1976 in a studio condo that I bought in the Outer Drive East (ODE) building in downtown Chicago.  I lived 1976-1978 in a one bedroom condo that I bought in the ODE building.  My wife and I lived 1978-1984 in a home that we bought at 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton.  My wife and I have lived since 1984 in a home that we had built at 915 Cove Court in Wheaton.)


— Reps. Issa and Hunter confronted by protesters at separate town halls – Teri Figueroa and Joshua Stewart


ABC 11
— IMMIGRANTS ‘UNDOCUMENTED AND UNAFRAID’ AT RALEIGH EVENT  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, illegals make it clear that despise if not hate citizens of America.)


— Students, parents question racial profiling survey distributed at high school  (DIERSEN: Democrats run public education in America. Ever-increasingly they focus on cranking out “good little Democrats” 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, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)


— Do women a favour, stop favouring them – KENNETH AGUTAMBA


— Preet Bharara among 46 US attorneys asked to resign  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Constructively, while I worked for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, if you were a non-veteran White male, you were asked to resign if you did not make GS-13 (currently $94,610) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $111,801) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $131,508) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $161,900) by age 40.  Further, constructively, if you were a Republican, you were always asked to resign.)


— Muslim Nations Where Being LGBT Is Legal. – Adam Dupuis


— South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard Signs Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill – CARLOS SANTOSCOY


— Anti-LGBT hate crimes in D.C. up 59% in 2016 – Lou Chibbaro Jr.

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.