March 22 Evening Edition

— Trump to send National Guard to NY, CA, WA – AP
— Illinois’ COVID-19 cases surpass 1K with 9 deaths; Gov. Pritzker battles with Pres. Trump over national response
— Police break up parties violating Illinois’ ‘stay-at-home’ order
— Rand Paul becomes 1st US senator to test positive for coronavirus; Mitt Romney self-quarantines

— ‘Get to Work, or Get Out of the Way:’ Pritzker Blasts Trump After President Sends Tweet Criticizing Governor (DIERSEN: Trump-haters elected the Trump-hating Pritzker.)
— As Crisis Deepens, Congressional Rescue Deal Teeters With a population on edge, all sides were hoping for an agreement that would provide some relief against the pandemic’s health and economic crises, now believed likely to stretch for several months
— Virus Outbreak Means (Mis)information Overload: How to Cope Here are some things you can do to separate fact from misinformation(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)

— Pritzker Calls On Volunteers To Step Up; Illinois COVID-19 Deaths Now Total 9

— $3,000 per family cash payment in rescue package, White House says – AP (DIERSEN: One could argue that if you have not been adversely impacted in a major way, you should not get cash.)

— $1.4 trillion coronavirus rescue package teeters in Congress, as President Trump promises to help Americans: ‘We’re at war’ – AP
— Soaring death tolls reported as coronavirus marches on in Italy, Iran, US – AP
— New York mayor prepares to shut city down as it city becomes coronavirus’ next hot spot – AP
— German Chancellor Angela Merkel in quarantine after her doctor tests positive for coronavirus – AP

— Coronavirus vaults Pritzker into national spotlight, and Trump’s coronavirus tweet proves it ANALYSIS: An angry tweet from President Donald Trump on Sunday put a national focus on Pritzker, who, along with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, is getting credit for his response to the coronavirus crisis. – Tina Sfondeles
— Pritzker on CNN: Illinois forced to overpay for crucial medical supplies because of federal inaction Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the Federal Emergency Management Agency called him before the show to tell him another shipment of equipment should arrive today or tomorrow. – Lynn Sweet
— Trump angrily tweets at Pritzker after gov criticizes feds’ COVID-19 response “We’re all competing against each other” for supplies, Illinois’ governor tells CNN. In response, Trump cites gov’s “shortcomings” and “fake news.” Then Mayor Lightfoot weighs in, telling president, “dear Lord — please step up and be a leader.” – Lynn Sweet
— We’ll recover faster if bailout cash goes straight to workers The post-coronavirus economy will look different across the U.S. and in your neighborhood. – David Roeder

— The work-from-home era is creating its own boom market – Matthew Townsend

— Business Fallout: Marriott to furlough thousands of workers – AP
— Suburban gun shops see increase in gun, ammunition sales – Christopher Placek (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use coronavirus to promote hatred against Republicans.)
— Duckworth gets some buzz as potential Biden running mate – Marni Pyke (DIERSEN: From what I see, Duckworth is filled with hatred against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Pritzker, Trump rip each other as COVID cases here soar The governor says he’s had it with failures by the president to deliver needed help, as Trump hits Pritzker’s “own shortcomings.” – GREG HINZ

— Trump singles out Pritzker on Twitter – Steven Spearie

— Chaos, inconsistency mark launch of drive-thru virus testing – AP

— Kinzinger requests provisions to better tackle COVID-19

— The crumbling backbone of our Government – Public Trust – KIRK ALLEN

— State claims it’s received a tiny fraction of supplies requested from strategic national stockpile
— Rep. Bob Rita slams Blue Island mayor for suspending police activity
— Pritzker thanks media, Illinois Republicans, explains his Trump comments; Still contemplating tax deadline extension; No “papers” required; Explains what needs to happen for order to end; Asked about rainy day fund; Explains who to call if employer is operating and shouldn’t be (DIERSEN: Illinois Democrats and Illinois Democrats plants, Illinois Libertarians and Illinois Libertarian plants, Illinois Greens and Illinois Green plants, and Illinois RINOs have always made it very clear that they want to get rid of conservatives, that is, get rid of Republicans, once and for all.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: One of the things that’s been most heartening here in Illinois is the degree to which Republicans from all over our state have reached out to me to ask how they can help. Even people who have had profound political disagreements with me in the past have been among the first to call or text me asking what they could do to help Illinois in her hour of need.)
— 296 new cases, including an infant – 3 new deaths
— National Guard patrols rumors – Auto sales are not “essential” – Daily legislative briefings – Uihlein in the news – Trib blog still shines

— Biden to hold ‘shadow briefings’ on coronavirus ‘to tell the American people truth’ – S.A. Miller
— Trump attacks Illinois governor after complaints about coronavirus coordination – Tom Howell Jr.
— AOC: Trump’s failure to invoke Defense Production Act ‘going to cost lives’ Says Congress should cut checks to everyone, ‘tax it back’ from rich folks later – Tom Howell Jr. (DIERSEN: Are you a rich folk? According to Democrats, all people who are not on welfare are rich folks.)
— Ilhan Omar fundraising appeal slams GOP for allegedly profiting from coronavirus crisis – Ryan Lovelace

— US spy agencies warned Trump that China was lying about coronavirus – Jerry Dunleavy

— The Republicans Pushing a Mass Immigration Scheme Favoring China – Pedro Gonzalez

— Increasingly Unstable Media Demand Blackout of Trump’s Coronavirus Briefings – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: Constructively, since 2000, my critics/opponents have demanded a) blackout of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) blackout of . My critics/opponents focus on a) destroying me, b) destroying my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, c) destroying , and d) destroying any individual, organization, company, or government that might come to my defense.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.

— ‘OVER MY DEAD BODY’: DOJ’s request for new ’emergency powers’ over coronavirus met with swift condemnation ‘If this is a joke, it’s not funny. If it’s not a joke, we’ve got much bigger problems’ – Chris Enloe
— Ohio halts abortions over coronavirus, sending abortion advocates into full-scale meltdown – Chris Enloe (DIERSEN: When will Pritzker halt abortions in Illinois?)
— NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio lashes out at Trump, claims ‘people will die who could have lived’ because of Trump – Chris Enloe

— Liberal Media Takes China’s Side Amid Coronavirus Panic – AMBER ATHEY

— Why The Remedy May Be Worse Than The Disease – Dennis Prager
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Italy has the oldest population in Europe and more elderly per capita than the U.S. Most of the Italian deaths are in patients in their 80s and 90s. In addition, Italy has a great number of direct China contacts. Italy was the first to join China’s ‘silk road’ economic partnership project … (Italy’s) deaths are out of a population of 60 million people.”)
— Chinese State Communist Propaganda Promotes Hillary’s Coronavirus Attacks On Trump – Ryan Saavedra

— NY Post’s Goodwin: Media Won’t Give Trump a Break – Eric Mack

— French Government Echoes Past, Demands Residents Show ‘Papers’ To Leave Homes – P. Gardner Goldsmith

— Abdul-Jabbar Steps Up Attack On Trump, Compares Prez To Nazis In Hunters Series – Jay Maxson

— U.S. airlines beg for bailout after funding social, cultural destruction of nation – Joe Schaeffer

— Illinois governor said states are ‘competing’ for equipment shipments: ‘It’s a wild, wild West out there’ – REBECCA KLAR
— Hopes for quick coronavirus stimulus deal break down – JORDAIN CARNEY
— Health experts embrace social media to fight coronavirus – JUSTIN WISE
— Trump orders National Guard, building of medical facilities in NY, Calif., Wash. – BRETT SAMUELS

— Remote voting? Rand Paul COVID-19 diagnosis prompts more discussion Trump endorses idea, while Durbin and Portman tout their resolution

— More than 32,000 US coronavirus cases and 400 deaths
— DISGUSTING TRAGIC: A fresh wave of coronavirus job losses is about to come crashing down – Julia Horowitz

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.

— Rand Paul is first senator to test positive for coronavirus
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
— Senate falls far short of votes needed to advance coronavirus bill as clash between Republicans and Democrats intensifies

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-hating Pritzker says to Trump “Get off Twitter and Do Your Job.”

— Municipalities weighing public access, safety at government meetings – Leon Stafford

— The Worst of the Global Selloff Isn’t Here Yet, Banks and Investors Warn Wall Street is only now coming to grips with the dislocation being wrought by the coronavirus – Anna Hirtenstein and Akane Otani
— In the Coronavirus ‘Infodemic,’ Here’s How to Avoid Bad Information Misleading information about Covid-19 spreads through texts and emails—but you can protect yourself from dubious claims and reports – Nicole Nguyen (DIERSEN: Unlike many, if not most, if not virtually all of my competitors, I stress in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) the source of the article, b) who wrote the article, and c) the article’s unhidden hyperlink.)

— White House Resists Governors’ Calls to Nationalize Medical Supplies – Bill Alpert

— Coronavirus Pandemic Changes Forever The U.S.-China Relationship – Kenneth Rapoza
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In Democrat Illinois, ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, a) the less likely that you will be hired and b) the more likely that you will be gotten rid of: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.

— OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC: U.S. Coronavirus Lockdown to Last 10-12 Weeks, Top Trump Official Says – REUTERS

— Facebook Glitch Incorrectly Marked Some Coronavirus Posts as ‘Spam’ – TODD SPANGLER (DIERSEN: Unlike many, if not most, if not virtually all of my competitors, I stress in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) the source of the article, b) who wrote the article, and c) the article’s unhidden hyperlink.)

— Chinese propagandists don’t want you to read this diary on the coronavirus lockdown in Wuhan (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)

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.