March 12 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trump websites that promote anti-Trump protests.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-protest-websites-met-20170312-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING: Pot pushers push dog owners to give pot to their dogs.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-pot-for-pets-20170308-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrat politicians run Chicago. Nevertheless, ever-increasing, they blame police for crime in Chicago.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-chicago-police-abuse-doj-report-perspec-0313-20170310-column.html
— Now-fired Preet Bharara boasts of ‘absolute independence’ – AP (DIERSEN: How independent are you?  He who pays the piper calls the tunes. Far too many act as operatives or as dupes for whoever gives them the most money. Everyone involved in government, in politics, in media, in etc. should be required to disclose the amounts and sources of their income.  I get a $50,856 Civil Service Retirement System pension and $2,028 Social Security. As everyone knows, your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want to cut if not eliminate your income. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are beyond furious that they cannot cut/eliminate my income. However, they are working very had to cut/eliminate federal COLAs.  In 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in eliminating my GS-13 Step 10 salary (currently $122,991/year) by forcing me to take their early retirement “offer.”  In 1980, they succeeded in forcing me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO. In 1969, my Democrat Post Office superiors succeeded eliminating my GS-4 Step 3 salary (currently $16.60/hour) by forcing me to resign.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–federal-prosecutors-resignations-20170311-story.html
— Editorial should have condemned protesters – Gerald Staraitis, Naperville
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-voice-letters-opinion-st-0312-20170311-story.html
(FROM THE LETTER: A recent editorial lauds the scores of elected local officials for meeting with constituents who may, from time to time, be upset. Nothing to disagree with that. So without indicating party affiliation, the Democrat House Representative used as a courageous example of attending a town meeting had no clue whether he could be facing an angry group. Really? So is the Naperville Sun thinking that the militant anti-Trump “Indivisible” crowd could have been planning to take over the town meeting? Using this example of being brave and taking the heat is not comparable. “Indivisible” was organized just after the November election by five young, elite, progressive, energetic communications experts with experience crafted in the Obama administration. They unite with the one specific purpose of creating mayhem at town meetings. Surely by now you have perused their battle cry in the pamphlet “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda,” 26 pages. It describes in detail how to organize, create the largest impression, enlist the aid of media, especially video to maximize the effect of their obstruction techniques. You know, similar to the obstruction techniques that elected and also paid Democratic congressional representatives use, boycotting legislative and committee meetings, engaging in sit-ins on the Senate floor, misinterpreting and misdirecting. Your editorial is your opinion, and it clearly lines up with this profound democratic militancy. Our representatives should have attended the meetings and taken the orchestrated abuse to collect their paychecks, if that is how you measure it. But nowhere do you suggest restraint on the part of the organizers’ zeal. Nowhere do you suggest that there is another side in this. And nowhere do you condemn the lockstep, hostile resistance displayed by the minority party.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the Naperville Sun Editorial Board promotes gender confusion and LGBTQ activity.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-editorial-transgender-schools-st-0312-20170311-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: The Fight Against Fake News  What various organizations are doing to make sure true information gets top priority – AP  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout a) that they despise if not hate the First Amendment and b) that they, and only they, should determine which articles should be linked to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Because I refuse to succumb to their threats, they do everything that they can a) to stop me from putting the emails together and sending them out and b) to stop everyone from reading the emails.  They crow that I am no longer a) the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, b) a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, c) the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, d) an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, or e) an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member.  They talk and act like they have tremendous religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois and that they can viciously destroy any individual, any organization, any company, and any government that might come to my defense.)

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170312/news/303129992/
— Endorsements: Fenne, Markwell for College of DuPage board
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170312/discuss/170319770/
— September 11 memorial plan becomes political issue in Wauconda – Russell Lissau  (DIERSEN: I had the honor of organizing Wheaton’s 2004 and 2005 September 11 memorial events.  Wheaton Democrats and Wheaton RINOs boycotted the events.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170302/news/170308754/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps want to flood America with citizens of foreign countries.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170312/discuss/170319832/

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McHenry County residents protest Gov. Bruce Rauner at Crystal Lake appearance  Protesters called for Republican governor to end state budget impasse – NATE LINHART  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would hint/imply/argue/shout at Rauner that my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails caused the protest.)
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/03/12/mchenry-county-residents-protest-gov-bruce-rauner-at-crystal-lake-appearance/al0dqf5/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Efforts at budget compromise missing at Statehouse – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170311/our-view-efforts-at-budget-compromise-missing-at-statehouse
— Springfield Gridiron shows eased tensions, but long gone – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170311/bernard-schoenburg-springfield-gridiron-shows-eased-tensions-but-long-gone
— How about a grand conspiracy to go with that ‘grand bargain’ – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170311/statehouse-insider-how-about-grand-conspiracy-to-go-with-that-grand-bargain
— City minority hiring numbers are up; large salary gap remains – Mary Hansen (DIERSEN: All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to hire, to retain, and to promote  Democrats, and especially Democrats who were minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.  Consequently, my Democrat superiors discriminated against their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.  Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to discriminate against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170311/city-minority-hiring-numbers-are-up-large-salary-gap-remains
— There was no land-based casino for Springfield in a recent legislative proposal to expand Illinois gambling, but the city continues to lead the state in VIDEO GAMING terminals, according to the latest figures from the Illinois Gaming Board. At the end of January, 128 locations operated 580 video gambling machines in Springfield compared with 120 locations and 533 terminals a year earlier. Second-place Rockford had 97 locations and 434 terminals at the end of January compared with 89 locations and 425 terminals in January 216. Six land-based casinos were included in the gambling expansion legislation, including in Rockford, Chicago, two in Lake County, Danville and Williamson County in southern Illinois. – Tim Landis
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170311/local-business-notes-small-part-of-sheas-route-66-museum-lives-on

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Public universities remain in dire straits – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-03-12/tom-kacich-public-universities-remain-dire-straits.html
— A political death struggle while Illinois burns – LYNN McLINDEN
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/guest-commentary/2017-03-12/sunday-extra-political-death-struggle-while-illinois-burns.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Video gambling not enough to offset riverboat losses in Peoria – Matt Buedel
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170311/video-gambling-not-enough-to-offset-riverboat-losses-in-peoria

 

RIVER CITIES READER
— Governor’s Legal Strategy Raises a Question: Stretch or Power Grab? – Rich Miller
http://www.rcreader.com/commentary/governors-legal-strategy-raises-a-question

 

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— Budget deal eludes Senate – Rebecca Susmarski
http://www.galesburg.com/news/20170312/budget-deal-eludes-senate

 

JACKSONVILLE JOURNAL COURIER
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: State revenue, growth outlook gloomy
http://myjournalcourier.com/news/106848/state-revenue-growth-outlook-gloomy

 

FOX ILLINOIS & NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Rauner Administration Collecting Names To Replace AFSCME Members  (DIERSEN: Replacements should be advised that ever-increasingly, government employees and government retirees are demonized, denigrated, and condemned.)
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/rauner-administration-collecting-names-to-replace-afscme-members-03-12-2017
http://newschannel20.com/news/local/rauner-administration-collecting-names-to-replace-afscme-members

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “President a regular at Trump properties. Visits not out of norm for Trump.”
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/president-a-regular-at-trump-properties/670563840

 

BLAZE
— Samantha Bee mocked young cancer patient for his ‘Nazi hair’ — now he’s speaking out – Chris Enloe  (FROM THE ARTICLE: It’s ironic, too, that Bee included Coddington in their montage of “Nazi” hair because Coddington is a registered Democrat and was at CPAC covering it as a member of the media.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/03/11/watch-samantha-bee-mocked-young-cancer-patient-for-his-nazi-hair-now-hes-speaking-out/
— Staggering number of college students using student loans to pay for spring break – Jon Street (DIERSEN: In 1969 and 1970, I went on spring breaks to Florida in my 1969 Dodge Charger SE, but I paid for them with money that I had earned delivering mail, working on an automobile assembly line, and working as a security guard. Of course, my critics/opponents stress that I was a draft avoider and that my contemporaries were dying in Vietnam while I was on spring breaks.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/03/09/staggering-number-of-college-students-using-student-loans-to-pay-for-spring-break/

 

NEWSMAX
— Alberto Gonzales: ‘Arrogant’ for US Attorney to Stay When Asked to Quit – Todd Beamon  (DIERSEN: Was I arrogant?  Democrats run the federal government. I worked for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997. Constructively, if you are a Republican federal employee, you were always asked to resign.  Further, constructively, if you are a non-veteran White male, you are 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.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Alberto-Gonzales-Bharara-arrogant-quit/2017/03/11/id/778218/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Rape Survivor Explains Why She Supports The Second Amendment – GINNI THOMAS
http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/12/rape-survivor-explains-why-she-supports-the-second-amendment-video/

 

MCCLATCHY DC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “In a fact-challenged era, will public access to federal data be the next casualty?”
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article137432033.html

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Advocates say First Amendment can withstand Trump attacks (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have attacked me since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000.  The attackers would love it.)
http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2017/03/12/advocates-say-first-amendment-can-withstand-trump-attacks/99050974/
— Amid attacks, journalists need to focus on Trump’s actions  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have attacked me since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000.  The attackers would love it.)
http://wtop.com/government/2017/03/amid-attacks-journalists-need-to-focus-on-trumps-actions/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Kiss Me, I’m Pretty Sure I’m Irish  A DNA test could tell me if my ancestry matches my identity, but I don’t think I want to know. – J. COURTNEY SULLIVAN  (DIRERSEN: According to my DNA report, I am 11% Irish.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/11/opinion/sunday/kiss-me-im-pretty-sure-im-irish.html
— The Dangerous Safety of College  The ugly protest at Middlebury is a wake-up call. We’re failing today’s students. – Frank Bruni
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/11/opinion/sunday/the-dangerous-safety-of-college.html
— Resist the Internet  We have nothing to lose but our electronic chains. – Ross Douthat (DIERSEN: Obviously, because you are reading this, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have failed in their monumental efforts since 2000 to stop you and everyone else from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Many, if not most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that “ignorance is bliss” and that you should want to be blissful.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/11/opinion/sunday/resist-the-internet.html

 

SSRN
— Retirement Spending and Biological Age – Huang Huaxiong, Moshe A. Milevsky, & T. S. Salisbury  (DIERSEN: How old are you? I am 68. What is your life expectancy?  According to SSA (
https://www.ssa.gov/oact/population/longevity.html), my life expectancy is 85.)
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2918055

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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