March 17 Morning Edition

— FRONT PAGE: College of DuPage board agrees to keep tuition flat – Robert Sanchez
— DuPage State’s Attorney Berlin supports Sen. Nybo’s legislation in committee
— Yelling racist in a crowded nation – Kathleen Parker  (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, if not already, if you support Trump, anti-Trumps will yell that you are a racist.)
— Sean Hannity denies pointing gun at Juan Williams on Fox set – AP
— Metea students ‘so inspired’ by Women’s History speakers – Marie Wilson  (DIERSEN: Because young men are falling further and further and further behind young women, maybe there should be a Young Men’s History Month.)


— FRONT PAGE IN THE NAPERVILLE SUN: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump organizations to interview Naperville City Council candidates.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity in Naperville.


— CPS Seeking Order to Stop 1-Day Teachers Strike


— Prove it or apologize, Quigley tells Trump on wiretapping – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: Who comes to your defense when you are slandered?  Virtually no one comes to my defense when my critics/opponents slander me because my critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. They have made it very clear that they will have their vicious operatives and their vicious dupes viciously destroy any individual, any organization, any company, or any government that comes to my defense. That is why I am no longer the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest chapter board member, a GAO employee, etc.)


— Shimkus’ Role in Search For Chicago Prosecutor – Cole Lauterbach


— Area Farmers Say Illinois’ Bright Spot is Agriculture – ANGIE SHARP


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “How President Donald Trump’s Budget Could Affect The Chicago Area.”


— Senate Democrats Reject Giving Gov. Rauner Increased Budget Powers


— Bloomington-Normal jobless rate rises since January 2016


— Gov. Rauner Talks Pension Reform Via Facebook – Jordan Abudayyeh  (DIERSEN: Are you in line to get a government pension or are you getting a government pension now?  If so, you should expect that ever increasingly, you and your pension will be viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, viciously denigrated for the rest of your life.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote gender confusion. One should expect that more and more and more Democrats will want to change their gender.  It used to be a joke that White men would become women to avoid being destroyed by Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.


— COD board votes to keep student tuition flat  In-district students will continue to pay $135 per credit hour – ERIC SCHELKOPF


— McDonald’s Twitter Account ‘Compromised’ By Anti-Trump Tweeter  The hamburger chain took down the “tiny hands” tweet, but not before the Internet had its say. – Shannon Antinori


— Shimkus: Search is ongoing for N. Illinois U.S. attorney


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “President Trump’s Budget Proposal Could Hurt Thousands of Sturggling Families.”


— DIEREN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Almost two-thirds want path to legal status.” Those two-thirds are Democrats or RINOs. Democrats want immigration because immigrants vote for Democrats.  RINOs want immigrants because they want cheap labor.
— Trump budget director dispassionately defends ‘fairly compassionate’ budget  Budget reallocates priorities, he says – ELI WATKINS  (DIERSEN HEADLINE: Each and every one of my nasty critics/opponents, their nasty operatives, and their nasty dupes a) paint themselves as being extremely compassionate and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn me as being not compassionate. They stress that they are a member of a church, that they attend church services, and that they give money to a church.  Many of my critics/opponents use government and/or charities a) to take money away from those who have more money (usually Republicans) and b) to give that money to those who have less money (usually Democrats, Libertarians, and Greens).)


— 5 Chicago universities (Columbia College, DePaul University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Loyola University and Northwestern University) launching program for immigrant entrepreneurs  (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote “immigrant entrepreneurs” have never had any use for lowly White male wage earners like I was 1964-1997.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes despise if not hate lowly White male wage earners like I was 1964-1997.  Nevertheless, I earned job-related masters degrees from three of five aforesaid universities – DePaul, Loyola, and IIT.)


— State stiffs families of fallen heroes – Emilee Fannon


— Illinois is Broke, but Lawmakers Still Want to Start Paying for Abortions – Monte Larrick
— Pesky Progressive Change Agents at Lake Forest High School – Laurie Higgins (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to send your children to a public school is to make them 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.)


— Never Engage In Slander – Tim Hetzner  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always engaged in slander.  So far, I have not sued any of them.)


— Jeff Sessions Is Rip Van Winkle on Drug Policy  Intensified enforcement of marijuana prohibition would be a tragedy. – TED GALEN CARPENTER  (DIERSEN: Republicans oppose pot.  Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs push pot.)


— Trump Wants To Privatize Air Traffic Control In The U.S.  Opponents, including some airlines, say privatization would not save money, and would drive up ticket costs and could create a national security risk. – Reuters


— Inside Breitbart News: ‘We’re Not A Hate Site’ – HANNAH RAPPLEYE, STEPHANIE GOSK and ANNEKE FOSTER  (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, if not already, if you do not hate Trump, anti-Trumps will say that you are a hater.)


— Amid ‘Trump Effect’ Fear, 40% of Colleges See Dip in Foreign Applicants – STEPHANIE SAUL (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps glorify and praise foreign countries and their citizens.)
— Irish-Americans who remember what it is to be a scorned immigrant won’t be taken in by the Know Nothings in the White House. – FINTAN O’TOOLE  (DIERSEN: According to my DNA report, I am 11% Irish.)
— Even on Their Special Day, Irish Immigrants in America Have Reason to Fear – LAWRENCE DOWNES  (DIERSEN: According to my DNA report, I am 11% Irish.)
— Irish Premier Uses St. Patrick’s Day Ritual to Lecture Trump on Immigration – MARK LANDLER  (DIERSEN: According to my DNA report, I am 11% Irish.)


— Rep. Steve King is half-right. Immigrants really do change America’s culture. – Tom Gjelten (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are a Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, a) the more that Democrats demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you and b) the more that Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that you benefited from your parents’, from your grandparents’, from your great grandparents’, and from the rest of your ancestors’ discrimination against minorities and against women.)
— The 19 agencies that Trump’s budget would kill, explained – Aaron Blake


— L.A. County sheriff opposes ‘sanctuary state’ bill, saying it would hinder law enforcement – Maya Lau and Jazmine Ulloa  (DIERSEN: If you are in America illegally, you are breaking the law.)
— Republican John Cox is the million-dollar candidate – Phil Willon (DIERSEN: Residents of my precinct and residents of the precincts to the east and to the west got to meet Cox along with Oberweis and the other four announced U.S. Senate candidates on July 5, 2003 at a picnic in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct that I organized. The 200+ attendees included now Congressman Randy Hultgren.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps glorify and praise foreign countries and their citizens.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps want to impeach Trump.


— Federal workers react to Trump’s budget proposal – Richard Reeve


— If You’re A Federal Employee You Might Want To Dust Off That Resume  Your gig could be in big trouble  (DIERSEN: Most people in America, if not virtually all people in America a) despise if not hate federal employees and federal retirees and b) want Trump to get rid of all federal employees and all federal retirees.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: What is fascinating about this desire to chop-chop-chop the federal work force is this: that force is now already lower than it was in 1940. The federal work force has been shrinking steadily every decade for the past 70 years. See the Washington Post chart at upper right. All of which poses the question: what’s really going on here?)


— President Trump should have made even deeper cuts in Washington’s bloated budget – Diana Furchtgott-Roth  (DIERSEN: During the 1980s and 1990s, Republicans justified their cutting GAO’s budget by saying that GAO was bloated.  The Democrats who ran GAO responded by wasting the careers of and by getting rid of the agency’s employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)


— Trump’s Budget Would Kill a Program (Meals on Wheels) That Feeds 2.4 Million Senior Citizens – Alana Abramson


— Divisiveness Is Not Diversity – Linus Owens, Maya Goldberg- Safir and Rebecca Flores Harper  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)


— Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day? Here Are the 10 Most Irish Cities in America – Yuqing Pan  (DIERSEN: With 15.9%, Naperville is one of top 10 most Irish cities.  According to my DNA report, I am 11% Irish.)

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.