March 22 Morning Edition

— Curfews, lockdowns multiply across world to stop spread of coronavirus as U.S. hospitals scramble for supplies – AP
— Our partisan split on the coronavirus puts us all at greater risk – Eric Zorn (DIERSEN: Democrats have made it clear that they have used coronavirus, are using coronavirus, and will use coronavirus to defeat Trump.)
— For many, time off is not an option – Laura Rodriguez Presa

— Medication fog can mimic or worsen dementia in the elderly Some medicines don’t have a strong reason to be used and their risks may outweigh their benefits for older people. – AP
— Pritzker’s stay-at-home order was the right way to act aggressively against the coronavirus When it comes right down to it, we have to assume the coronavirus is now basically everywhere. We should start behaving like we are already carriers. – Rich Miller
— What is it about cars that makes us love them? – Neil Steinberg (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hate cars, and especially American nameplate cars.)

— Many meetings canceled, but municipal business goes on – Marie Wilson

— McSweeney & Skillicorn Question Pritzker’s Stay at Home Order (DIERSEN: The more that you question what Democrats do, the more that Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs do to destroy you.)
— Evidence over hysteria — COVID-19
— Lining Up to Buy Guns in Marengo (DIERSEN: Democrats want to abolish the Second Amendment.)

— Joliet Township – Insider dealing must be held to account. – KIRK ALLEN

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Pritzker promotes hatred of Illinois Republicans. How soon will Pritzker officially call for Illinois Democrats to get rid of Illinois Republicans once and for all? One could argue that the more Democrat ballots that were cast than Republican ballots were cast in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county and in Illinois, the more danger that Republicans are in.

— The COVID-19 paradigm shift on war and weaponry – Scott Ruppert

— Illinois Governor Lists Gun Stores as ‘Essential,’ Exempts Them from Forced Shutdown – AWR HAWKINS

— American ‘journalists’ blame Trump for COVID-19 rather than report China’s oppression of citizens
— Italian virologist says political correctness doomed his country’s coronavirus response Florence even launched a ‘Hug a Chinese’ Day initiative after Trump announced China travel restrictions – Giancarlo Sopo

— Illinois Governor Blames Trump Admin ‘Delays’ On Coronavirus For State Quarantines – VIRGINIA KRUTA

— Trump Looking at a Two-Week Quarantine for All Americans – RICK MORAN

— America Meets ‘Fear Itself’: the Media – Tom Tradup

— Protecting America’s Borders Is Critical to Combating Coronavirus – Ana Quintana and Lora Ries

— Yes to Confronting Coronavirus, No to Surrendering Liberty – Clare M. Lopez
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “You never want to let a serious crisis go to waste,” was the war cry of Rahm Emanuel, another socialist progressive. This is an echo of Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals,” which is about the collapse of society and seizure of power. Now, no serious American thinks that President Trump intends to unleash the liberty-crushing arrest, detention, social-credit, or surveillance measures wielded by China. But as we have been warned (by Thomas Jefferson?) “The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” So, as Andrew McCarthy wrote recently, “It is not sustainable for government to combat the disease by ordering communal and commercial activity to cease, then trying to compensate increasingly destitute citizens by borrowing and printing money to throw at them.” If we must live under “shelter in place”measures for a time to defeat this virus, so be it. Those who lose jobs and businesses may welcome federal financial assistance. Cutting regulations to speed solutions to market is most always a good thing. But, as we confront this crisis, let us be mindful of just how much authority we are ceding to a centralized government authority. We are a free society. If we relinquish that in a moment of fear, we may not get it back. Progressivism, socialism, and communism await those who neglect that “eternal vigilance.”)

— The Media’s Communist China Problem – Jeffrey Lord (DIERSEN: I should write an article about my critics/opponents who do not want me to include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to anything that is critical of Communist China.)

— America Meets ‘Fear Itself’: the Media – Tom Tradup
— Donald Trump is Correct – The Coronavirus is China’s Coronavirus – Ian Haworth
— Daily Briefings Yes, But Reporters No – Jeff Crouere

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use White supremacists to destroy Trump.

— A new MAGA movement debate: Is Trump overdoing it? “More than a month of people actually quarantined will break down civil society,” one person worried. – TINA NGUYEN

— One in Four Americans Face Stay-At-Home Orders as Coronavirus Spreads – Reuters
— Young Voters Know What They Want. But They Don’t See Anyone Offering It. – Maggie Astor (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at “young voters” and at everyone else that Republicans cause all the problems that “young voters” have had, are having, and will have.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Used to Meeting Challenges With Bluster and Force, Trump Confronts a Crisis Unlike Any Before.”
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Millennials Map a Path to Homeownership- Stefanos Chen (DIERSEN: Where did the money come from for your first down payment? Mine came from the money that I earned a) working for IRS the previous 15 months 1971-1972, b) working part-time for Firestone Stores the previous 19 months 1971-1972, and c) working full-time for Firestone stores the 7 months before that 1970-1971.)
— Yes, Buy Stocks in a Falling Market (but Watch Your Step) – Jeff Sommer (DIERSEN: If you had a big Roth CD maturing on April 1, 2020 like I do, how would you invest the money and why? If you would buy conservative stock mutual funds, which ones would you buy and why?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Call Trump’s News Conferences What They Are: Propaganda.” 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.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Constructively, a Trump-hater promotes Civil War.
— The Hardest Questions Doctors May Face: Who Will Be Saved? Who Won’t? As coronavirus infections explode in the U.S., hospitals could be forced to make harrowing choices if pushed to the brink. Planning is already underway. – Sheri Fink (DIERSEN: If only “productive members of society” will be saved, what would you stress? I would stress my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. But according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are not only useless, they are destructive. Needless-to-say, I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. Better yet, I should sue them.)
— NAHB Chairman Talks Coronavirus Impact on Homebuilding – AP
— Trump’s Fate Tied to an Unknown: How Fast Economy Recovers – AP (DIERSEN: Trump-haters have made it very clear that they are going to “DO WHATEVER IT TAKES” to defeat Trump.)
— Fed’s Bullard: Coronavirus Shutdown Not a Recession but an Investment in Survival – Reuters
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Coronavirus Recession Looms, Its Course ‘Unrecognizable’ The U.S. economic outlook darkens daily, with millions facing unemployment and businesses in a steep decline. – Nelson D. Schwartz
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters glorify and praise Communist China.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “This wouldn’t have happened if Hillary Clinton had won.”

— Shameful media still slamming Donald Trump during coronavirus crisis – Michael Goodwin

— Coronavirus is just more fodder for Chinese propaganda campaign – Jonah Goldberg

— Understaffed FEMA Faces Steep Challenge Leading U.S. Coronavirus Fight Given mixed marks at best for its work after hurricanes, agency has been tasked with handling its first-ever health crisis – Rachael Levy

— COVID-19 Is Becoming the Disease That Divides Us: By Race, Class and Age – Jeff Green (DIERSEN: Of course, Trump-haters are using COVID-19 to destroy America to destroy Trump.)

— Hobbled IRS Tax Agency May Need Months to Put Cash Into Americans’ Hands – Reuters (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who did the most to waste my knowledge of IRS. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year. I worked for GAO on audits of IRS for 3 years at the GS-13 Step 1-3 levels, currently $101,176-$107,922/year. I would focus on a) my Democrat IRS superiors, b) my Democrat GAO superiors, c) Republican U.S. Congressmen and their staffs, d) Republican U.S. Senators and their staffs, and e) Republican candidates for U.S. Congress and for U.S. Senate.)

— Coronavirus May Mean No Social Security COLA in 2021 The negative economic impact of coronavirus on the U.S. economy is bad news for Social Security’s more than 64 million beneficiaries. – Sean Williams

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America to destroy Trump.

— America Faces a Social Recession Economic slowdowns are easy to measure, but the lingering damage to communal bonds may be no less harmful. – Vivek H. Murthy

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “How the Coronavirus Shattered Trump’s Serene Confidence.”

— Jana Kramer reveals coronavirus isolation has left her ‘anxious, scared and depressed’ as country singer reveals worries over lack of work – GLENN GARNER

— China forces out local employees of US news organizations – Christian Shepherd (DIERSEN: Have you been forced out? I should write a book about a) the positions that I have been forced out of, b) those who had me forced out, and c) their operatives and their dupes.)

— 25% Are Ready to Postpone November Election

— Why do my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes discourage everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails? – Dave Diersen
– They despise/hate Trump,
– They focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate,
– They reject the traditional family plank in the Republican Party platform,
– They reject the right to life plank in the Republican Party platform,
– They reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform,
– They reject the illegal drugs plank in the Republican Party platform,
– They reject the Second Amendment plank in the Republican Party platform,
– They reject the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform,
– They want booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, 
– They want patronage,
– They want political affiliation discrimination,
– They want reverse discrimination,
– They want age discrimination,
– They despise/hate those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, past, present, or future federal employees, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.

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.