March 11 Morning Edition

— Trump administration sues California over sanctuary laws – AP–sessions-california-20180307-story.html
— Trump detours from focus of Pennsylvania rally to slam media and call for drug dealer executions – Seung Min Kim and Jenna Johnson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those politicians, their operatives, and their dupes who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails the most. They blame me and my emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. They glorify and praise Rich Miller and the rest of the Democrat news media.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Trump also delivered a profane attack on the news media, calling NBC News anchor Chuck Todd a “sleeping son of a bitch” and deeming CNN “fake as hell,” as the enthusiastic crowd booed at the mention of journalists and chanted “CNN sucks!”)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, illegals and their promoters use children as cannon fodder.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use children as cannon fodder.


— Social media offers dark spaces for political campaigning – AP
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The main events in a political campaign used to happen in the open: a debate, the release of a major TV ad or a public event where candidates tried to earn a spot on the evening news or the next day’s front page. That was before the explosion of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as political platforms. Now some of a campaign’s most pivotal efforts happen in the often-murky world of social media, where ads can be targeted to ever-narrower slices of the electorate and run continuously with no disclosure of who is paying for them. Reporters cannot easily discern what voters are seeing, and hoaxes and forgeries spread instantaneously.)
— President Donald Trump’s campaign to discredit the news media has spread to officials at all levels of government, who are echoing his use of the term “fake news” as a weapon against unflattering stories. – AP (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all news is fake, except for the news that they put out or bless.)


— McHenry County Board members on candidate Brettman: Beware – ED KOMENDA


— School pension-cost shift cause for concern – Editorial


— Comptroller Questions Rauner’s Hiring Practices – Benjamin Yount


— Illinois Attorney General Race a Battle Over Independence – AP (DIERSEN: How independent are you? The more easily that your critics/opponents can cut/eliminate your income, the less independent that you are. Needless-to-say, my critics/opponents are furious that they cannot easily cut/eliminate a) my $51,864/year Civil Service Retirement System pension, b) my $18,000/year federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy, or c) my $2,064/year Social Security.)


— Kennedy, Biss won’t pledge to veto partisan redistricting – Rich Miller


— Rauner Stymied in New Trier Republican Caucus Vote


— Coles County – Why the public should be guarded about what they read in the paper. – KIRK ALLEN


— Political Agitation at Schools & Vulnerable Kids – Laurie Higgins


— Betsy DeVos: States should consider letting teachers carry guns in classroom Education Secretary says states, communities should make decision – Valerie Richardson


— Offend ‘Diversity,’ Lose Your Job – MICHAEL WALSH


— Steve Bannon: ‘Let Them Call You Racist; Wear It As A Badge Of Honor’ – Mary Papenfuss (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps call you a racist if you are NOT 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)


— Vote. That’s Just What They Don’t Want You to Do. Disillusionment and disenfranchisement have combined to undermine our democracy. We don’t have to let them. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries do not want you to vote? Those that do not want me to vote 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 longer than their ancestors.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: G.O.P. Rushed to Pass Tax Overhaul. Now It May Need to Be Altered. – Jim Tankersley and Alan Rappeport (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, the GOP should immediately increase the SALT cap from $10,000 to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
— Why Louis Farrakhan Is Back in the News – Jonah Engel Bromwich
— Money Is Power. And Women Need More of Both. – Susan Chira (DIERSEN: Because I have always supported the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always shouted at all the minorities and at all the females around me a) that I caused all their problems in the past, b) that I am causing all their problems now, and c) that unless I am gotten rid of, I will cause all their problems in the future.)
— How Lies Spread Online – Sinan Aral (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, everything that is online is a lie except for that which they post or bless.)


— Sessions: U.S. prosecutors won’t take on small-time pot cases – AP (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future. Consider Adam Palinski, a former voter in my precinct. SEE:


— New Life for Steel Plant Perks Up Depressed Illinois Town, Workforce – Andrew Tangel
— Trump’s Gun Plan to Include Encouraging States to Allow Armed School Staff – Michael C. Bender
— Like the Big Kids, Kindergartens Plan Protests for Gun Control – Leslie Brody (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use children as cannon fodder.)


— Lawmakers Want to Know Why OPM is Suddenly Withholding Federal Employee Salary Data – Ian Smith (DIERSEN: If I had not be denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would have presented a jury with many examples in which women a) who had less job-related work experience than I had, b) who had less job-related education than I had, and/or c) who had fewer job-related professional certifications and/or licenses than I had were paid more by GAO than GAO paid me.)


— Grasso calls for Harold to drop out of AG race over alleged anti-gay adoption remarks – News Staff

(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a statement, Harold campaign spokesman Jason Heffley said, “It is troubling that NBC Chicago chose to run with a political hit piece based on anonymous sources that occurred almost twenty years ago. “Two decades ago when Erika was 20 years old, she did not support same sex adoption. It was a different era when many from both political parties did not support it. Erika, like many others, has changed her position on the issue over the last twenty years. She acknowledges that position was wrong and now strongly supports same sex adoption and foster placement. “She does not recall the specific exchange alleged by anonymous sources. If some form of that exchange did occur, it was wrong and it is in no way reflective of how Erika feels or has lived her life. She has spent her career working to protect the interests of the underserved and advocating for those who have been bullied and abused.”)

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.