March 18 Evening Edition

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Get set for an ugly gubernatorial campaign, folks – RICH MILLER  (DIERSEN: In 2018, which Republican candidates are going to run statewide, in DuPage County, and in Wheaton?  I urge them all to have an entry in Wheaton’s 2017 Independence Day Parade.  SEE:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-independence-day-celebration-parade-entry-tickets-31882733113  Since I moved to Wheaton in 1978, I have encouraged Republican candidates and elected officials to have entries in Wheaton’s Independence Day Parades.  This year, for the 12th year in a row, I will be seeking donations from Republicans so that “DuPage Republicans” can again sponsor entries in the parade, this year again for the Wheaton high school bands and for the Tunes of Glory Pipes and Drums.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170318/OPINION/170319865/illinois-next-gubernatorial-race-will-be-ugly-and-expensive

 

ABC7
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: POLICE WARN OF RED LINE ATTACKS, ROBBERIES IN LOOP
http://abc7chicago.com/news/police-warn-of-red-line-attacks-robberies-in-loop/1806098/

 

NBC5
— Rauner Takes Union Fight to Illinois Supreme Court
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/rauner-takes-union-fight-afscme-illinois-supreme-court-416508593.html

 

CBS2
— Chicago Med Students Stage ‘Die-In’ Over Republican Health Care Plan – Mike Krauser
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/03/18/chicago-med-students-stage-die-in-over-republican-health-care-plan/
— Roskam: Trump Not ‘Wise’ To Propose Great Lakes Preservation Funds Cut – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/03/18/roskam-trump-not-wise-to-propose-great-lakes-preservation-funds-cut/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Alfred W. Tatum, the Dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, promotes Chance the Rapper.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/ct-chance-the-rapper-cps-students-perspec-0320-md-20170317-story.html
— Chance the Rapper’s Apple deal — still independent, in control – Greg Kot
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-chance-the-rapper-apple-twitter-20170318-column.html
— Inside Trump’s White House, New York moderates spark infighting and suspicion – Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-white-house-infighting-20170318-story.html
— Budget controversy shining light on senior food program – Denise Crosby
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-meals-wheels-st-0320-20170317-column.html
— District 203’s chief financial officer leaving for new job – Susan DeMar Lafferty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-d203-administrator-lincoln-way-st-0319-20170318-story.html
— Irish-Americans gather for rally to spotlight immigration concerns
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-irish-american-rally-for-immigrants-at-daley-plaza-photos-20170318-photogallery.html
— Trump wants 30-foot-high Mexican border wall that looks good from the north side – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-mexican-border-wall-20170318-story.html

 

WSIL TV
— OUTSTANDING: Trump wants to build 30-foot-high wall at Mexican border – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34944857/trump-wants-to-build-30-foot-high-wall-at-mexican-border

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— If you can’t cut the budget, maybe negotiate a deal – Doug Finke
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170318/statehouse-insider-if-you-cant-cut-budget-maybe-negotiate-deal

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— The 2018 Illinois governor race — a battle of rich men? – Chuck Sweeny
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20170318/chuck-sweeny-2018-illinois-governor-race—battle-of-rich-men

 

JOURNAL TOPICS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Most Candidates For Mount Prospect Village Board OK With Video Gambling – RICHARD MAYER
http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_ef37a69e-0b22-11e7-a1e3-fb27e77116a0.html

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— $1.06M per fire isn’t quite enough for Rolling Meadows property taxpayers
http://northcooknews.com/stories/511095292-1-06m-per-fire-isn-t-quite-enough-for-rolling-meadows-property-taxpayers

 

BGA
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: VIDEO GAMBLING JACKPOT FOR POLS AND PALS – Casey Toner
http://www.bettergov.org/news/video-gambling-jackpot-for-pols-and-pals

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— COD Motions for Interlocutory Appeal v. Breuder – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/03/cod-motions-for-interlocutory-appeal-v-breuder/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ACCORDING TO AFSCME’S NUMBERS, FEWER THAN HALF OF ILLINOIS STATE WORKERS VOTED TO AUTHORIZE STRIKE – Mailee Smith
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/according-to-afscmes-numbers-fewer-than-half-of-illinois-state-workers-voted-to-authorize-strike/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Bost creates online health care forum – AP
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/18/gop-illinois-congressman-creates-online-health-car/

 

GOPUSA
— Illegal aliens protest the presence of Border Patrol at Fresno hiring fair
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21968
— ‘Progressives’ evidently OK with death threats  (DIERSEN: Progressives are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=22010

 

TOWNHALL
— DISGUSTING, UNACCEPTABLE: Anti-Trump Billboard In Arizona Goes Heavy On The Nazi Imagery – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/03/18/resist-antitrump-billboard-in-arizona-goes-heavy-on-the-nazi-imagery-n2300786

 

BREITBART
— Hundreds of Thousands of Service Workers Planning Anti-Trump Labor Strike – KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/18/hundreds-thousands-service-workers-planning-anti-trump-labor-strike/
— Antifa, Iranian Communists and Other Fringe Groups March Against ‘Racism’ in London – JACK MONTGOMERY
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/03/18/anti-racism-march/

 

DAILY CALLER
— NFL Teams Won’t Hire Kaepernick Because They’re Scared Trump Will Tweet About Them – Rachel Stoltzfoos
http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/18/nfl-teams-wont-hire-kaepernick-because-theyre-scared-trump-will-tweet-about-them/

 

NUMBERS USA
— TRUMP BUDGET LAYS THE GROUNDWORK FOR NATIONAL E-VERIFY – Chris Chmielenski
https://www.numbersusa.com/blog/trump-budget-lays-groundwork-national-e-verify

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Young Americans: Most see Trump as illegitimate president.”  (DIERSEN: One could ask “How do Trump supporters view young Americans?”)
https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2017-03-18/young-americans-most-see-trump-as-illegitimate-president
http://savannahnow.com/news/politics/2017-03-18/young-americans-most-see-trump-illegitimate-president

 

THE HILL
— Massive labor strike planned for May 1 – MAX GREENWOOD (DIERSEN: What do pro-labor anti-Trumps think of you? Of course, they hate me. In my defense, I was a lowly wage earner 1964-1997. I washed dishes 1964-1966, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline in 1966, delivered mail 1966-1969, worked on an automobile assemble line and worked as a security guard in 1970, sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971, collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980, and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/324630-service-workers-plan-massive-strike-on-may-1-to-oppose-trump

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Dems Are Furious About Trump. This Lawmaker Wants Them To Ride That Anger Into Office.  Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) has a boot camp that’s training local progressives how to run for office. – Jennifer Bendery
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cheri-bustos-build-the-bench-democratic-candidates_us_58cc1c5be4b0ec9d29dbd236
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Everywhere You Look, Americans Are Spreading Hate  If that feels melodramatic, you haven’t been paying attention. –  Andy Campbell  (DIERSEN: How soon will Campell propose a “Final Solution” for Trump and for Trump’s supporters?)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/everywhere-you-look-americans-are-spreading-hate_us_58cd3ec6e4b00705db4fe0e2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “George W. Bush Gave Us Donald Trump. Now He Wants To Be Forgiven. But Americans shouldn’t forget so easily.”  In retrospect, with benefit of hindsight, it is clear that Bush despises if not hates conservatives.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/george-w-bush-trump-forget-history_us_58c6e69ee4b0598c66989c6e

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FROM THE ARTICLE: As of this moment, an estimated 50,000 undocumented Irish are living in the shadows of our country. Will Donald Trump’s deportation police eventually get around to them?
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/opinion/when-the-irish-invaded-canada.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To argue against enforcement of drug laws is to promote illegal drug usage.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/03/18/us/forced-entry-warrant-drug-raid.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Wages rise on California farms. Americans still don’t want the job – NATALIE KITROEFF AND GEOFFREY MOHAN  (DIERSEN: What bad jobs did you have that many, if not most people would refuse to take?  I did yard work, delivered newspapers, washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, delivered mail, worked on an automobile assemble line, worked as a security guard, sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances, collected delinquent taxes, and audited federal agencies.)
http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-fi-farms-immigration/

 

LACONIA DAILY SUN
— HOW IS IT RACIST, MEAN & NASTY TO EXPRESS PRIDE IN YOUR COUNTRY? – Russ Wiles, Tilton
http://www.laconiadailysun.com/opinion/letters/102905-russ-wiles-3-17-360
(FROM THE LETTER: Thanks to Matt Vespa of townhall.com for pointing out examples of the lunacy of political correctness in academia today. Of course we know that this insanity is due in part to teachers imbuing a belief in young students that America is just not a very nice country. Of course, this too is yet another example of the progressive-left convincing folks that expecting foreigners who we welcome into this country to assimilate is just plain racist, mean and nasty. Democrats and the progressive-left in this country apparently are not able to comprehend the irony of their ideology. Perhaps that is why they are not paralyzed by what should for all intents and purposes be debilitating “cognitive dissonance.” Please look it up and then reflect on their actions, the irony of which should keep them up at night. It apparently does not because, after all, they have good intentions and so the often damaging results of their well intended actions and deeds are irrelevant to them. Crazy right?)

 

INDEPENDENT
— 30,000 join March Against Racism in ‘defiance and unity’ against Brexit and Donald Trump  EU referendum result and US President’s policies make it ‘more important than ever’ for anti-racists to unite, say organizers – May Bulman, Harriet Agerholm
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/march-against-racism-london-protest-anti-racism-donald-trump-brexit-stand-up-to-un-anti-racism-day-a7636696.html

 

SOCIALIST WORKER
— Tens of thousands march against racism (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will anti-Whites propose a “Final Solution” to get rid of Whites once and for all?)
https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/44280/Tens+of+thousands+march+against+racism

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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