March 12 Morning Edition

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Questions about spending of taxpayer money fuel movement to abolish township government – Robert McCoppin (DIERSEN: What do you know about township government? I have watched the Milton Township government, its officials, and its employees since 1999. Wednesday evening, I will be voting on recommending a replacement to fill the Marty Keller Milton Township Trustee vacancy. I should write a book about a) those who promote township government who accuse me of using my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to harm township government and b) those who oppose township government who accuse me of using my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to promote township government.)
— Kennedy wants progressive groups involved in state party – Rick Pearson (DIERSEN: Political parties use their operatives and their dupes to destroy groups like TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois that they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Kennedy said “incredible” groups such as the “indivisible” movement “have cropped up and they’ve cropped up outside of the Democratic Party because the leadership and the infrastructure is not welcoming.” “We’re developing this external group that really acts as a Democratic Party and I really hope we will be able to bring them all together so we have the strength from combined effort,” he said.)
— Rally shows free-wheeling, media-bashing Trump here to stay – AP (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have bashed me and bashed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails the most since 2000.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Republicans for gun violence. What percent of those who use guns illegally are Democrats – 98%, 99%, 100%?)
— The growing attack on boys – Heather Wilhelm
— 5 Lake County residents indicted on election-related charges – Jim Newton
— Parents still lean on traditional ways to save for their children’s college education – Steve Rosen (DIERSEN: My outstanding parents were not able to save anything for my college education. My father’s salary was too low. However, they provided me with room and board a) while I attended UIC 1966-1968, b) weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and c) the summer of 1969.)
— Schools in U.S. apply various strategies to student walkouts – Denise Lavoie


— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTOS OF BREEN AND HOWARD: Abortion-rights group takes aim at Breen in re-election bid – Katlyn Smith (DIERSEN: If you promote abortion, Democrats promote you big time.)
— Trump backs off call for raising minimum age to buy gun – AP
— 10th Congressional District GOP candidates critical of Trump’s tweets – Russell Lissau
— Video gambling likely to continue in St. Charles – Lauren Rohr


— Trump unveils 2020 campaign slogan: ‘Keep America Great!’ – Danny Clemens
— Mayor Emanuel, Supt. Johnson continue to pressure Gov. Rauner to sign gun control bill – Megan Hickey (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Republicans for gun violence. What percent of those who use guns illegally are Democrats – 98%, 99%, 100%?)


— From Spiwak to O’Malley: Chicago attorney accused of changing name to win Irish votes – AP


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use children as cannon fodder.


— From Spiwak to O’Malley: Was change to Irish name political? – AP


— Hyper-partisan gerrymandering creating lack of competitive state elections It’s the voter’s choice … sort of – ALEX ORTIZ


— As AG, Erika Harold will be advocate – SARAH HAYDEN


— Those With Suspended Drivers Licenses May Not Be Eligible to Go to Jail in Future Breen Says In This Case Jail Is Essentially a Debtors Prison for Administrative Violations


— One day after political candidate Dilara Sayeed paid an editor $10,000, a positive story ran in the Chicago Defender, causing the journalist to lose her job and the newspaper scrambling to protect its reputation. (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?)


— Illinois’ Regressive Pension-Funding Scheme Exposed – Tyler Durden


— Berkowitz w/Gov. Rauner: No regrets by Rauner for not closing Quincy Vets’ Home before 13 deaths


— An Inside Look At Diana Rauner’s Political Influence


— LaBarbera and RFM Statement on DuPage County Sheriff Zaruba’s 2017 Order to Stop Honoring ICE Detainers on Criminal Illegal Aliens – Peter LaBarbera
— DuPage County Board Candidate Christopher Zaruba Denies Father – Sheriff John Zaruba – Changed ICE Detainer Policy – Refuses to Accept FOIA’d Email Evidence – Peter LaBarbera


— VIDEO: LWVGE Candidate Forum March 10, 2018 // County Board District 4 (Republican)


— Lawmakers face pushback from gun store owners – Erick Payne


— Rauner may have tipped his hand on gun bill


— Elizabeth Warren clings to tales of Indian ancestry while declining DNA test


— Trump: New York Times Reporter Is ‘Hillary Flunky’ – SAAGAR ENJETI (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican candidates in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton who since 2000 have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being a flunky for their Republican opponents.)


— Transgressing the diversity dictate – Robert Knight (DIERSEN: Do you promote diversity? To promote diversity is to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— White House unveils proposals to ‘harden’ schools in wake of Fla. shooting – BRETT SAMUELS
— Dem lawmaker to Trump: If you want to see someone with a low IQ, look at DeVos – BRETT SAMUELS (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my IQ is very low. Therefore, of course, they were furious when I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. They were especially furious when I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981.)


— Trump Is Remaking The Courts In His Image: White, Male and Straight He’s nominated 87 people to be lifetime federal judges. They’re about as diverse as a casting call for “Mad Men.” – Jennifer Bendery (DIERSEN: Democrats 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)


— Google Is Trying Too Hard (or Not Hard Enough) to Diversify The internet giant is being sued by former employees who say the company is going too far with diversity. Other lawsuits accuse it of the opposite. – Daisuke Wakabayashi


— Social Security is now headless because of Trump’s inaction. Will other agencies be decapitated? – Joe Davidson (DIERSEN: In 1997, when I was 49 years old, GAO was headless when my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer.”)


— GOP candidate for California governor John Cox once linked gay rights to polygamy, bestiality – SEEMA MEHTA (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.)


— Should you help your adult child with a down payment for a house? – Tanisha A. Sykes (DIERSEN: Where did the down payment money come from for your first real estate purchase? For me, it was money that I had saved a) working for IRS for the previous 15 months during 1971 and 1972 and b) working for Firestone Stores the previous 25 months during 1970, 1971, and 1972.)


— A Political Speech Crackdown The Honest Ads Act uses Russia as an excuse to stifle American debate. – Editorial (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, the only news that is not fake is the news that they put out or bless.)
— White House Unveils Proposals on Guns Plan would fund training for armed teachers in wake of Florida school shooting but omits President Trump’s earlier call to raise age limit for buying guns – Michael C. Bender
— After 40 Years, the Black-White Labor Force Participation Gap Has All But Closed Fields with high concentrations of African-Americans add jobs quickly, though economic disparities persist – Sharon Nunn (DIERSEN: Who should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion? What did your employers do to increase Black labor force participation? My Democrat GAO superiors would stress that they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, 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 an $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors would stress that they 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 would stress that they forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968. My aforesaid Democrat superiors would stress that the aforesaid adverse actions that they took against me directly benefited their employees who were Black.)
— FRONT PAGE: Are You Underpaid? In a First, U.S. Firms Reveal How Much They Pay Workers   Workers can compare their co-workers’ pay with their own and that of the CEO—yet comparisons between companies can be tricky – Theo Francis and Vanessa Fuhrmans (DIERSEN: Do you work for a big company? If so, much does it pay you compared to your CEO?)
— Trump Visits California This Week After Clashing With State Some of state’s Republicans are distancing themselves from president – Alicia A. Caldwell and Alejandro Lazo (DIERSEN: What are your connections with John Cox? I served with Cox on the Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee. The Daily Herald reported that Cox attended my July 5, 2003 picnic in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct that I had organized for the residents of my precinct and the residents of Jeanne Ives’ precinct to the east and Debra Olson’s precinct to west. Attendees got to meet the five announced Republican candidates for U.S. Senate – John Cox, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan. Cox brought Jays Potato Chips. Oberweis brought ice cream. The 200+ attendees included now Congressman Randy Hultgren. Jack Ryan won the primary, but withdrew. His replacement, Alan Keyes lost to Barack Obama.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: John Cox, a venture capitalist and Republican gubernatorial candidate, who has praised the Trump administration’s lawsuit targeting the state’s immigration laws, declined to say whether he would be attending any of the pro-Trump rallies taking place during the president’s visit.)


— Google Has a Diversity Problem. And a Lawsuit Problem. It’s doing diversity all wrong. That’s why it’s vulnerable to a suit by a white man. – Joe Nocera (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors treated me like they wanted me to file a lawsuit that charged them with political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. They believed that would help them hire and retain young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females. Further, they believed that I would never get my 7th Amendment right to a jury trial because judges believed that because my demographics were so bad, no jury would ever decide in my favor.)


— WHITE MALE WORKERS RESPOND POORLY TO WOMEN AND RACIAL MINORITIES IN POWER AND TAKE IT OUT ON COLLEAGUES: REPORT – CHANTAL DA SILVA (DIERSEN: How much experience do you have working for, working with, and supervising Democrats, minorities, women, younger people, veterans, and disabled? While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors did everything that they could to assure that my supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats, minorities, women, younger than me, veterans, and/or disabled.)
— IVANKA TRUMP STILL MAKING $1.5 MILLION A YEAR FROM FAMILY BUSINESS, RAISING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST QUESTIONS – GREG PRICE (DIERSEN: If I sought a government job or a political job, would my critics/opponents stress that I worked for Firestone Stores part-time pumping gasoline 1971-1972 while I worked full-time for IRS? Just kidding, but not completely. I had IRS’s permission to hold that job.)


— You’re probably way too optimistic about your future happiness – Dan Kopf (DIERSEN: Do you expect to be happier in the future? I do not because ever-increasingly, politicians are dumping those who share my demographics. Ever-increasingly, politicians pander to those who 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.)

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.