March 21 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Emails to Emanuel raise questions about dozens of possible lobbying violations – Bill Ruthhart and Hal Dardick  (DIERSEN: Who/what do you lobby for?  I lobby for the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes lobby against some, most, or all of the aforesaid.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-emails-lobbyists-registration-met-20170321-story.html
— The Democrats’ immigration problem – Henry Olsen  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn Trump supporters as being haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things, and especially Trump supporters who are Protestant, conservative, 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.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-democrats-immigration-trump-muslim-ban-20170320-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If Democrats want to win again, they must do one of two things: Attract back the Obama-Trump voter or win over the Romney-non-Trump voter. Their protestations against border security and the travel ban are not likely to do either. Surveys show that Obama-Trump blue-collar voters like Trump’s anti-immigration stance. These voters are likely to have felt competition from immigrants legal and illegal, and they want that competition to stop. Even though many of these voters agree with Democrats on traditional economic issues like taxes and entitlement spending, their primary concern now is to protect their livelihoods and standard of living by reducing competition from foreigners living at home and abroad. . .Democrats are either unwilling to see the truth or unable to acknowledge it: They cannot win back the presidency without attracting people who disagree with some of their views. Doing that does not mean singing the same old songs louder and more clearly.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Rex W. Huppke stresses Trump’s travel expenses and other expenses that taxpayers pay for.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-trump-mar-a-lago-costs-huppke-20170320-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Arlington Hts. board delays its vote on opting out of minimum-wage law – Christopher Placek  (DIERSEN: One could argue that if the minimum wage should be $15/hour for jobs that do not require a high school diploma, the minimum wage for jobs that require a high school diploma should be $25/hour, $35/hour for jobs that require a bachelor’s degree, $45/hour for jobs that require a master’s degree, $55/hour for jobs that require a professional certification, and $65/hour for jobs that require a professional license.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170321/business/170329841/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: How a 1970s Arlington Heights case is affecting Trump’s travel ban – Burt Constable  (DIERSEN: Based in this, the statements made by advocates of “Welcoming Cities” can be used against those advocates. Overwhelmingly, those advocates have made statements that show that they are 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 and that they want to get rid of those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170321/news/170329828/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: According to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling involving a 1970s housing lawsuit in Arlington Heights, judges are free to consider Donald Trump’s statements while ruling on the legality of his revised travel ban.)
— White House tries to distance Trump from campaign aides – AP  (DIERSEN: Who distances themselves from you?  Members of the following groups distance themselves from me: 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 anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  In addition, members of the following groups distance themselves from me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170320/news/303209864/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The anti-Trump Greg Hinz asks “How do you handle a lying president?”
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170321/BLOGS02/170329982

 

WBEZ
— Veterans Groups Hope More Money Will Lead To Better Care – Michael Puente  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  Since 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that I owe a special debt to veterans because I avoided the draft by getting student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971, b) that if I had not avoided the draft, I would not have been able to buy a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, to buy a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, to earn a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, to buy a new 1972 Corvette in 1971, to buy a new town home in 1972, to buy a studio condo in the Outer Drive East (ODE) building in downtown Chicago in 1974, to earn an MBA from Loyola in 1976, to buy a one bedroom condo in the ODE building in 1976, to get married in 1978, etc. and c) that when it comes to patriotism, I am a hypocritical coward.)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/veterans-groups-hope-more-money-will-lead-to-better-care/0a915fbc-22fd-4fdc-abd4-7212fbbdbfeb

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump: Twitter wrath causes QB job loss  NFL owners fear his tweets, Trump says (DIERSEN: Do your critics/opponents crow about their religious, government, political, and/or financial clout?  My critics/opponents do.  Do your critics/opponents take credit for their success in harming you? Generally, mine do not.  They hint/imply/argue/shout that I cause all my own problems.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-twitter-wrath-causes-qb-job-loss/676590249
— Trump drops 220 spots on the Forbes Billionaires List  List comes as Trump meets with Bill Gates – CHRIS ISIDORE (DIERSEN: When has your income dropped?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress a) that in 1997, my income in today’s dollars, dropped $72,135 (59%), from $122,991 down to $50,856, when my Democrat GAO superiors succeed in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” and b) that in 1980, my income in today’s dollars, dropped $18,847 (21%), from $90,173 down to $71,326, when my Democrat GAO superiors succeed in forcing me to take downgrade from GS-12 Step 5 to GS-9 Step 10 to transfer from IRS to GAO.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-drops-220-spots-on-forbes-billionaires-list/676218059

 

CHICAGO READER
— Chicago’s school board needs watchdogs, not Rahm’s lapdogs  An elected school board could stop the mayor from wasting money. – Ben Joravsky  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want to be viewed as being lapdogs for whoever has the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout?  The aforesaid work very hard against me.)
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/elected-school-board-emanuel-martwick/Content?oid=25940236

 

CHAMBANA SUN
— University of Illinois budget grew 13 times faster than enrollment
http://chambanasun.com/stories/511096073-analysis-university-of-illinois-budget-grew-13-times-faster-than-enrollment

 

SAGAMON SUN
— Illinois GOP accuses Mendoza of hypocrisy on state’s debt – Michael Carroll  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Who accuses you of hypocrisy?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I am a hypocrite a) because I am not a member of a church, I do not attend church services, and I do not give money to a church, b) because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, c) because I avoided the draft, d) etc.)
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511095755-illinois-gop-accuses-mendoza-of-hypocrisy-on-state-s-debt

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Former Illinois State Rep. Candidate, Randy Peterson, arrested and charged with domestic battery – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/03/former-illinois-state-rep-candidate-randy-peterson-arrested-and-charged-with-domestic-battery/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Malibu votes to be a sanctuary city because without illegals ‘no one’s houses would be cleaned’ – EMILY JASHINSKY  (DIERSEN: What percent of those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments in America that promote illegal immigration also exploit illegals – 98%, 99%, 100%?)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/malibu-votes-to-be-a-sanctuary-city-because-without-illegals-no-ones-houses-would-be-cleaned/article/2617892

 

DAILY CALLER
— Illegal Immigration Activists Host Training Events To Recruit ‘Allies’ – Rob Shimshock
http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/20/uva-illegal-immigration-activists-host-training-events-to-recruit-allies/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— TRUMP RELEASES ‘BIG LIST’ TO SHAME SANCTUARY CITIES  Communities called out by name for refusing to protect U.S. from criminal illegals – BOB UNRUH
http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/trump-releases-big-list-to-shame-sanctuary-cities/
— 50 ILLEGALS ARRESTED IN DETROIT COCKFIGHTING RING  ‘We had information that this was nuisance’
http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/50-illegals-arrested-in-detroit-cockfighting-ring/

 

BREITBART
— Pat Buchanan: ‘Fatal’ for Trump Presidency If He Abandons Economic Nationalism for ‘Goldman Sachs Route,’ Globalists – JEFF POOR
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/03/20/buchanan-fatal-trump-presidency-abandons-economic-nationalism-goldman-sachs-route-globalists/

 

NBC NEWS
— Neil Gorsuch Presents Himself as Consensus Builder at SCOTUS Confirmation – ANDREW RAFFERTY (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes focus on building consensus against the Republican Party platform, against the Illinois Republican Party platform, and against the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/supreme-court-nominee-neil-gorsuch-s-confirmation-hearings-begin-n735716

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— A Texas Woman ‘Voted Like a U.S. Citizen.’ Only She Wasn’t. – MICHAEL WINES  (DIERSEN: How many illegals vote in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in Illinois, and in America?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/18/us/voter-fraud-fort-worth-trial-rosa-marie-ortega.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— What the media says is urgent overwhelms what is actually important – Ed Rogers  (DIERSEN: What do you do that is important? For me, it is deciding 10+ hours each and every day a) which articles to include in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) what comments, if any, that I should make on those articles. Of course, my critics/opponents viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn me and the judgment that I use to make the aforesaid decisions. They hint/imply/argue/shout that if they or if someone who they manipulate/dominate had been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, Republicans would not have suffered any losses in Illinois since 2000. They reject a) most if not virtually all the planks in the Republican Party platform and the Illinois Republican Party platform and say “the platform is the problem.” They reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/03/20/what-the-media-says-is-urgent-overwhelms-what-is-actually-important/

 

USA TODAY
— George Soros-aligned group weighs funding anti-Trump activists – Fredreka Schouten  (DIERSEN: How much money is Soros giving anti-Trump leaders in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois to destroy Trump supporters like me?)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/20/george-soros-democracy-alliance-anti-trump-activists-meeting/99417808/
— Trump’s unprecedented war on ethics  The president and his Cabinet are heading for a train wreck of a magnitude unseen since Watergate. – Norman L. Eisen and Richard W. Painter
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/03/20/trump-unprecedented-war-on-ethics-eisen-painter-column/99388636/
— Don’t vote? Pay a fine (if this bill passes) – Jon Campbell
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/03/20/dont-vote-pay-fine-if-bill-passes/99432364/
— Survey: We’re stressed by retirement preparations – but doing little to prepare – Kevin McCoy  (DIERSEN: If you are not retired, are you prepared for retirement?  Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  Democrats are disciples of Saul Alinsky.  In 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors used the following facts to justify their forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” when I was 49 years old: a) what my wife and I had saved for our retirement, b) my wife’s salary, c) that we had no debts, d) our good health, e) that we owned 915 Cove Court in Wheaton, f) that we had no dependents, g) that we owned a 1997 Chevy Cavalier, 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX, 1990 Ford Thunderbird LX, 1972 Chevy Corvette, 1968 Dodge Charger R/T, and 1962 Chevy Impala SS, and h) we could “afford” to suffer a $72,135/year loss of income in today’s dollars ($122,991 salary minus $50,856 pension).
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/retirement/2017/03/21/were-stressed-by-retirement-prospects-but-doing-little-to-prepare/99406168/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Because Democrats demonize/denigrate/condemn the traditional family and because far too few Republicans defend/promote the traditional family, fewer Americans are getting married and having babies, and Democrats are overjoyed about that.  If you defend/promote the traditional family, those who promote LBGTQ activity viciously attack you as being a hater, a racist, a sexist, a bigot, and even worse things.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/other-peoples-babies-1490050955
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Politico Sorts Out Its Own Politics – LUKAS I. ALPERT and AMOL SHARMA
https://www.wsj.com/articles/politico-ceo-reins-in-predecessors-projects-1490002200

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— A Lot of People Became Billionaires Last Year – Jennifer Calfas  (DIERSEN: Should it be illegal to demonize, to denigrate, or to condemn anyone as being rich unless their annual income is at least $1 million and their net worth is at least $10 million?)
http://time.com/money/4706663/forbes-billionaires-world-list-2017/
— The World’s Richest Man Has a Bone to Pick with President Trump – Rob Wile  (DIERSEN: Who says that they have a bone to pick with you? Just about everybody who is involved in government and/or in politics in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who has had problems, who is having problems, and/or will have problems has a bone to pick with me, that is, they blame me for their past, present, and future problems. They demonize, denigrate, and condemn what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor, what I do as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, and what I did as 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, an IRS employee, etc.)
http://time.com/money/4706434/donald-trump-meeting-bill-gates-worlds-richest-man/

 

GOVERNING
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Biss wants Illinois to be a “beacon” against Trump. Who wants your precinct, your municipality, your township/ward, and/or your county to be a beacon against Trump? The fewer votes that Trump got in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and/or in your county, the more likely that the anti-Trumps will succeed. The weaker that the Republican Party is in your township/ward and/or in your county, the more likely that the anti-Trumps will succeed.
http://www.governing.com/topics/elections/tns-illinois-daniel-biss.html

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.