March 14 Morning Edition

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting students to serve as their operatives and as their dupes.
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/students-will-walk-out-of-class-wednesday-to-demand-gun-control-remember-parkland/3213079/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But the head of the Chicago Republican Party is threatening a lawsuit, accusing some CPS principals of forcing students to participate. “This is just straight-out political indoctrination. It’s wrong. School is not the place for this kind of thing,” said Chris Cleveland, Chicago Republican Party chairman.)

 

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting students to serve as their operatives and as their dupes.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/school-walkout-student-protest-gun-violence-476783253.html

 

CBS2
— Driving While High: Just How Dangerous Is It? (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, those who smoke pot should not be allowed to drive vehicles.)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/03/13/recreational-marijuana-illinois/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Ives supports arming teachers with guns to ‘harden’ schools – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/rauner-primary-rival-ives-supports-arming-teachers-with-guns-to-harden-schools/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting students to serve as their operatives and as their dupes.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-school-walkouts-gun-reform-20180313-story.html
— To pay for Ives ads – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-democrats-governor-debate-20180314-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Transportation asset management firm owner Vincent Kolber is now up to more than a half-million dollars in his support for Ives’ challenge to Rauner. Kolber had put $410,000 into Ives’ campaign and added a $100,000 loan on Monday, state campaign finance reports showed. Ives also got $50,000 from the Illinois Opportunity Project, the group co-founded by failed 2010 Republican governor candidate and radio talk show host Dan Proft. He has been advising Ives.)
— Pritzker’s secret offshore holdings revealed in Chicago duck boat land deal – David Heinzmann and Todd Lighty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-jb-pritzker-bahama-offshore-shell-company-20180313-story.html
— Naperville teens find success recycling old tennis balls – Gary Gibula (DIERSEN: What have you found success in doing? Will the Democrat news media promote it?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-tennis-ball-recycling-naperville-st-0314-2-20180313-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are members of Group A boycott those that are members of Group B. Members of Group A 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 and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-retail-politics-nra-planned-parenthood-0313-20180312-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Ads depict candidate Eddie Corrigan in college doing keg stands, making obscene gestures – Christopher Placek (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future. What did you do while you were in college? I delivered mail for the Post Office, worked on an automobile assembly line, and worked as a security guard. I never had the time to be a “party boy.” I never wanted to be a “party boy.”)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180313/ads-depict-candidate-in-college-doing-keg-stands-making-obscene-gestures
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Corrigan, 29, the outreach coordinator for U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, has the backing of the House Republican Organization, which has sent mailers that attempt to tie Miller to House Speaker Mike Madigan and Democrats, and accuse her of “gaming the system” to lower her property taxes.)
— North Aurora’s Dahl resigns due to household move – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180313/north-auroras-dahl-resigns-due-to-household-move
— Eckhoff is responsive fiscal conservative – Michael J. Gresk, Mayor, Wheaton
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180314/edkhoff-is-responsive-fiscal-conservative
— Minor is great leader of township – Barbara Bernacki-Alekna, Aurora
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180314/minor-is-great-leader-of-township
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting students to serve as their operatives and as their dupes.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180314/news/303149995/
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180314/news/303149939/
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180314/students-have-just-had-enough-walkouts-planned-today-across-the-nation-one-month-after-florida-shooting
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180314/editorial-students-lesson-on-courage-and-guns-that-leaders-should-heed
— FRONT PAGE: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Does Lisle have too many rentals? – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180313/why-some-lisle-leaders-are-skeptical-about-downtown-apartment-project
— U-46 board seeks plan to address inequities in student discipline – Madhu Krishnamurthy
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180312/u-46-board-seeks-plan-to-address-inequities-in-student-discipline

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Ives to hold campaign rally Wednesday at Willard Airport – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-03-14/ives-hold-campaign-rally-wednesday-willard-airport.html
— Madigan treating Democratic State Central Committeewoman hopeful like foe – Tom Kacich (DIERSEN: If you asked your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain the following questions, would they know the answer: a) Who represents our congressional district on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC), b) is he/she seeking another term, and c) who has declared their candidacy for the IRP SCC position?)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-03-14/tom-kacich-madigan-treating-democratic-committeewoman-hopeful-foe.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Pamella Gronemeyer, who is running for the low-profile position of Democratic state central committeewoman in the 13th Congressional District, hasn’t promised to try to unseat longtime Democratic Party Chairman Michael Madigan. But one of Madigan’s campaign committees, Friends of Michael J. Madigan, has paid for robocalls by Sen. Dick Durbin and AFL-CIO President Mike Carrigan that endorse Gronemeyer’s opponent, Jayne Mazzotti of Taylorville. And Madigan spent thousands of dollars on mail pieces against two other state central committee members endorsed by Our Revolution, a group of Bernie Sanders supporters like Gronemeyer who want to reform the Democratic Party of Illinois. That might include toppling Madigan, who has headed the party since 1998. “I think it’s been a very tough fight with him and Rauner. Certainly, I’m opposed to Rauner,” said Gronemeyer, a pathologist who lives in Glen Carbon and owns SEMC Pathology in Highland. “But I think that maybe it might be time to contemplate a change. I think (Madigan) should want to embrace some of the people who are running on the slate with me. “We are good Democrats. We went to the convention. We supported things. We got out the vote. I think he should embrace us rather than run ads against us. Or come and talk to us even.” Our Revolution includes 13 candidates from around the state running for either state central committeeman or committeewoman. Even if all were elected next Tuesday, they probably couldn’t transform the 36-member state central committee. But Gronemeyer said she “would like to make the party more progressive. The idea is that it’s sort of staid. We had a lot of progressive activity during the Bernie campaign, and we’d just like to expand the progressive part of it. “The party doesn’t reach everybody. There are a lot of young people and other people who sort of feel left out. I think the Illinois Democratic Party could use some new blood, not that I’m new, but I think I’m a young 65.” Gronemeyer said she doesn’t know why the head of the Democratic Party is using robocalls against her or mailers against some of her colleagues. “I don’t know why Madigan would be afraid of us. We don’t want to throw everything away. Gosh darn it, I supported a tax increase because we have to do something with our budget,” she said of the state income tax increase last year. “They shouldn’t be afraid of us. They should want people to be involved, and that’s what our goal is. “Do I want to declare war on him? No, I want to see if we can work together. I want to see how we can work. I don’t think that declaring war is necessarily a good tactic. But I’m not saying I wouldn’t like to see someone else in there either. We need to see who is available and what they offer.” Madigan spokesman Steve Brown said the robocalls for Mazzotti are simply “in support of incumbent members of the committee who have been longtime Democratic activists.” He said that recorded calls from U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth also have been used on behalf of incumbent state central committee members. “I don’t think anyone is afraid of them,” Brown said. “But you run campaigns to win, and in the case of Sen. Durbin’s calls and the Carrigan calls and the Duckworth calls we made, it is to support party activists who are running to win. We’re not afraid of anybody.” Mazzotti declined to return messages seeking a comment.)

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Campaign Workers In Illinois Push For Protections – MARY CULLEN (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those campaign workers who have a) blamed what I have done as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, b) blamed what I have done as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, and c) blamed what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004 FOR ALL THE LOSSES THAT REPUBLICANS HAVE SUFFERED IN ILLINOIS SINCE 2000.)
http://nprillinois.org/post/campaign-workers-illinois-push-protections#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Accusations of harassment from a campaign worker against her supervisor and close aide to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, Kevin Quinn, led to Quinn’s firing last month. Madigan is still struggling with the ripple effects from Alaina Hampton’s claims, with some observers predicting this could be the downfall for the powerful politician. Hampton’s story has also brought attention to how political campaigns deal with sexual harassment. Organizers with a national movement to unionize campaign workers say with the high-pressure and temporary nature of campaign work, there’s often a push to ignore problems like harassment. “We think that (campaigns) are important and working really hard to elect the candidates is something that can change the future of our state,” said Emma LaBounty, an Illinois-based organizer with the Campaign Workers Guild. “But, it’s also something where a lot of times employers will use that as a reason why people should just put their head, work really hard and just not allow themselves to worry about anything else. . . until after election day.” Four Chicago House Democrats recently held a meeting with the Campaign Workers Guild. Campaign workers were invited to talk about their experiences and what they wanted to see change in the workplace. Meanwhile, one of the legislative groups tasked with addressing sexual harassment in Illinois government is looking to change the state election code and Human Rights Act to add protections for campaign workers. A panel appointed by Madigan in the wake of the Hampton’s allegations – U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, Comptroller Susana Mendoza and state Rep. Carol Ammons – will examine the issue as well. The panel won’t handle any investigations, but plans to talk with those who have spoken out about sexual misconduct within the Democratic Party, according to a letter from the three officials released last month. All funding and work for the panel will be independent from the Democratic Party. “This is a long-standing problem,” said state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, a Chicago Democrat and one of the lawmakers who met with LaBounty. “This is something that is endemic to this industry. We are the most nontraditional of nontraditional workplaces.” In an environment that requires considerable work in an often tight time span, it’s common to encounter unclear expectations and confusion about where employees go to report a problem such as sexual harassment, LaBounty said. Often one person is assigned the human resources role in addition to their campaign duties, and that person rarely has training or experience, LaBounty said. In large campaigns, a more formal HR department is more common, but its existence does not remedy the concerns of campaign workers. “Those are the sorts of situations where, while having adequate processes and adequate HR is certainly something that might be a little bit helpful for stabilizing the situation. . . the HR people still work for and are accountable to the employer at the end of the day,” she said. The guild is working in Illinois and several other states to get contracts for campaign workers that include specific clauses protecting them from harassment and requiring each campaign to have a person to file complaints with and a process to move the claim forward to an impartial third-party investigation. So far, the union group has only been contacted by Democratic campaigns, but if a Republican campaign staffer were to approach the group with an interest in unionizing, they would help, LaBounty said. Leaders of the House Task Force on Sexual Harassment are looking to strengthen the complaint reporting process as well. Their proposal includes changes in the state election code that would mandate all political committees maintain discrimination and harassment policies. Additionally, training in sexual harassment and discrimination would be required. “They would have to have some of the things that we require of ourselves in government,” said state Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, a Republican from Leland Grove. She and Democratic Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie co-chair the task force. By expanding the definition of an employee to include some campaign workers and the definition of employer to include the political committees that run campaigns in the Human Rights Act, Jimenez is hoping the committee will be able to tackle the issue of the campaign misconduct reporting structure. “A lot of what we’re doing right now is diving into our current law to see where we need to make some adjustments to include places for folks not only to get training if they work on a campaign, and if something were to happen, how they could report that up through the process and get a due process situation to hear their complaint,” Jimenez said. The task force has set up an email account, [email protected], for the general public to submit suggestions and tips for amending the law to better tackle the nationwide issue of sexual harassment and discrimination.)

 

WTTW
— Rauner Vetoes ‘Onerous’ Gun Dealer Licensing Bill – Brandis Friedman
https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/03/13/rauner-vetoes-onerous-gun-dealer-licensing-bill

 

WNNS
— Complaint Accuses Rauner Of Mixing Political, Government Work
http://www.wnns.com/2018/03/13/complaint-accuses-rauner-of-mixing-political-government-work/

 

WJBC
— Rep. Brady backs Rauner’s veto of gun dealer licensing bill – Greg Halbleib
http://www.wjbc.com/2018/03/13/rep-brady-backs-rauners-veto-of-gun-dealer-licensing-bill/

 

VANDALIA RADIO
— Rauner Sticking With Harold For AG, Despite Political ‘Hit Job’ – Todd Stapleton (DIERSEN: Who sticks with you when you are attacked?)
http://www.vandaliaradio.com/2018/03/13/rauner-sticking-with-harold-for-ag-despite-political-hit-job/

 

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE COURIER
— Immigration activist talks about DACA at COD – Vandy Manyeh
https://codcourier.org/8308/news/immigration-activist-talks-about-daca-at-cod/

 

PROJECT SIX
— City refuses to shed light on questionable termination of senior-level city employee
https://thesecretsix.com/investigation/city-refuses-to-shed-light-on-questionable-termination-of-senior-level-city-employee/

 

PRAIRIE ADVOCATE
— Ives: Gov. Bruce Rauner a ‘crony capitalist’ in Illinois budget woes – ED KOMENDA
http://www.prairieadvocate.com/2018/03/14/ives-gov-bruce-rauner-a-crony-capitalist-in-illinois-budget-woes/au0xz6o/

 

EVELYN SANGUINETTI
— Governor presents balanced budget, $1 billion tax cut
http://illinoisnews.icnironportaz3.com/mail/util.cfm?gpiv=2100147299.1912.1&gen=1

 

IVES FOR GOVERNOR
— Rauner Accused of Breaking the Law, Using State Resources for Political Purposes Edgar County Watchdogs file IG complaint based on First Lady’s emails
https://mailchi.mp/0ea6c4976704/rauner-accused-of-breaking-the-law-using-state-resources-for-political-purposes

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Real estate agents say high property taxes hurt home sales – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: The $10,000 SALT cap will further hurt home sales. The $10,000 SALT cap especially discourages married couples from buying/owning homes.)
https://www.ilnews.org/news/economy/local-real-estate-agents-say-high-property-taxes-hurt-home/article_580e0b0e-262f-11e8-b96d-2b29676f7891.html
— Rauner vetoes gun shop license bill, sponsor pledges override attempt – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/gov-rauner-vetoes-gun-shop-license-bill-sponsor-pledges-override/article_1a580ae6-26d7-11e8-a3b8-c787fc1ce7c0.html

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THINK YOUR VOTE DOESN’T MATTER? 579 VOTES MATTERED TUESDAY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/03/think-your-vote-doesnt-matter-579-votes-mattered-tuesday.html
— REEDER: BIG LIE — BRUCE RAUNER’S PREVARICATIONS REGARDING HIS OPPONENT JEANNE IVES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/03/reeder-biglie-bruce-rauners-prevarications-regarding-his-opponent-jeanne-ives.html
— ILLINOIS: THE MIDWEST’S CENTER FOR ABORTION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/03/illinois-the-midwests-center-for-abortion.html
— THORNER: CURSE OF POET EMMA LAZARUS LIVES ON IN LADY LIBERTY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/03/thorner-curse-of-poet-emma-lazarus-lives-on-in-lady-liberty.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Today’s immigration That was then. Today, millions of immigrants, including some who make it here legally, assume they don’t have to learn English or assimilate to our culture and values, but, rather, that we accommodate theirs. Moreover, they believe they are entitled to collect welfare, get free health services and even vote in our elections. Naturally, the always dependable ACLU is fighting for illegal aliens to have the right to vote in presidential elections. But can we really place all the blame on immigrants, both illegal and illegal, who after arriving in this country become dependent on the free perks and unconditional services handed out by our government (courtesy of taxpayers) for their living, hand-outs that not even American citizens are privy to. It is, after all, what a great many sources are telling immigrants, people like college professors, newspaper publishers, owners of cable TV stations, Hollywood celebrities and, worst of all, members of Congress. Lazarus’ Words Used to Thwart Trump After President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration in January of 2017, many critics quickly took up a familiar rallying cry, lifting words from the Statue of Liberty that have for decades represented American immigration: “Give me your tired, your poor / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”)

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Ives demands Rauner release internal e-mails
https://capitolfax.com/2018/03/14/ives-demands-rauner-release-internal-e-mails/

 

LIFEZETTE NEWS
— Pro-Sanctuary Rauner Rediscovers His Base a Week Before GOP Primary But it will take more than a last-minute tack on a gun bill to regain the trust of Illinois conservatives,’ CIS’ Jessica Vaughan warns – Kathryn Blackhurst
https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/pro-sanctuary-rauner-rediscovers-his-base-a-week-before-gop-primary/

LIFE SITE NEWS

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In Canada, “it is a crime to promote hatred.” What do you say to those who promote hatred 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?
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/new-law-if-ontario-doesnt-like-what-you-say-youre-going-to-jail

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Hillary’s renewed attack on the ‘deplorables’ shows the elites’ blindspot – Timothy P. Carney (DIERSEN: I should write a book about elites in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois and their attacks on individuals, organizations, and companies 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. They especially attack newcomers live me. I have lived in Illinois only since 1948, in DuPage County only since 1978, in Milton Township only since 1978, in Wheaton only since 1978, and in my precinct only since 1984.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/hillarys-renewed-attack-on-the-deplorables-shows-the-elites-blindspot

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Florida’s bump stock ban and the slippery slope – Michael Filozof
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/03/floridas_bump_stock_ban_and_the_slippery_slope.html

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR YOUNG MEN? – Star Parker
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/whats-happening-to-our-young-men/

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Three Steps Toward a More Transparent Government – Adam Andrzejewski (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes shout at Andrzejewski and at everyone else a) that my GS-13 Step 10 ending salary in 1997 in today’s dollars was $125,325, b) that I have been getting a COLA-adjusted Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension since 1997 that currently is $51,864/year, c) that so far, CSRS has paid me $1,063,212 in today’s dollars, d) that I worked less than 30 years to get that pension – less than 3 years working part-time for the Post Office, less than 9 years working for IRS, and less than 18 working for GAO, e) that I paid into CSRS only $70,932, f) that in addition to my CSRS pension, as a federal retiree, I get a federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy that currently is $18,000/year, and g) that so far, the value of that insurance subsidy in today’s dollars is $123,000. Given the aforesaid, it is surprising that people do not hate me even more than they do.)
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/03/14/three_steps_toward_a_more_transparent_government_136515.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: There are 30,000 rank-and-file federal employees out-earning every governor of the 50 states. At 78 large federal agencies, average pay exceeded $100,000. Federal employees, on average, received 43 days of paid time off – that’s 8.5 weeks a year. . .What has a $3.5 trillion unfunded liability, is hand-calculated inside a windowless cave in Pennsylvania, and costs taxpayers more money annually than the entire state budget of Texas? Answer: federal employee pensions. It’s estimated that federal pensions pay out $125 billion to retirees each year. Basic questions deserve answers: How many years were worked, how much money was paid-in and by whom, how quickly did they break-even on their own contributions, and just how much did the taxpayers finance?)

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump’s Visit To Wall Prototypes Shows The Hubris And Absurdity Of The Idea
As the president inspected 8 slabs at the border, familiar campaign chants echoed again.”
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-border-walls-visit_us_5aa88967e4b018e2f1c2b2ee

 

REUTERS
— Facebook bans far-right group Britain First for inciting hatred – Sarah Young (DIERSEN: In Canada, “it is a crime to promote hatred.” What do you say to those who promote hatred 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?)
https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-britain-facebook-far-right/facebook-bans-far-right-group-britain-first-for-inciting-hatred-idUKKCN1GQ1JS

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting students to serve as their operatives and as their dupes.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/14/us/school-walkout.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/us/national-school-walkout-guns.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting students to serve as their operatives and as their dupes.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/students-plan-national-school-walkout-to-protest-shootings-1521019801?mod=djemalertNEWS
— Lessons From the Rise of America’s Irish They arrived dirt poor and uneducated in the 1840s. After decades of struggle, they achieved prosperity. – Jason Riley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lessons-from-the-rise-of-americas-irish-1520982717
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To promote diversity is to get rid of those who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/small-changes-can-increase-corporate-diversity-1520993340

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— Is #MeToo Backlash Hurting Women’s Opportunities in Finance? – Katherine Tarbox
https://hbr.org/2018/03/is-metoo-backlash-hurting-womens-opportunities-in-finance

 

FED WEEK
— Plan to Stretch Out Within-Grade Raises Would Add Year to Wait for Each (DIERSEN: Of course, since 1966, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been furious that I got within-grade increases, promotions, and/or COLAs while I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997.)
http://www.fedweek.com/fedweek/plan-to-stretch-out-within-grade-raises-would-add-year-to-wait-for-each/

 

GUARDIAN
— Why fire Tillerson now? Unshackled Trump making more unilateral decisions By firing Rex Tillerson, Trump is creating a team in his own image, not likely to contradict him but rather to provide affirmation – David Smith (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois a) who claim to be conservative and/or Republican and b) who side with my Democrat superiors in the federal government and the adverse actions that they took against me.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/14/rex-tillerson-fired-unshackled-trump

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.