— Demonstrators Do Victory Lap Outside Trump Tower After Health Plan Stalls (DIERSEN: One should expect that anti-Trumps will oppose everything that Trump wants. Anti-Diersens oppose everything that Diersen wants. Diersen wants Republicans to be elected who can and will defend and advance the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling. Diersen wants to stop the promotion of dependency on government and on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, illegal/mass immigration, booze, pot, gambling, and other vices, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, further erosion of the First and Second Amendments, etc.)
— Illinois health care advocates cheer GOP bill’s demise, worry about future – Lisa Schencker (DIERSEN: How much of a problem has health care insurance been for you? For me, it has not been a problem because I had Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) insurance when I was a federal employee and my wife and I continue to have FEHB insurance because I am federal retiree. We pay $5,763 a year and the federal government pays $17,288 a year for our health, dental, and vision insurance. I addition, we are both covered my Medicare. Together, we pay $2,731 a year for that.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump blames Dems, but Obamacare now his problem.”
— Partisan games make America the biggest loser – Linda Chavez (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn Republicans as being haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps glorify and praise foreign countries and their citizens. Soon, if not already, anti-Trumps will get rid of you if you do not glorify and praise foreign countries and their citizens.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats always want Republicans to pay more taxes.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote dependency on government.
— Ex-North Chicago cop Ramtin Sabet sues, says he was harassed, then fired, for being Muslim – Duaa Eldeib (DIERSEN: In Sabet v. North Chicago, Democrats and RINOs will side with Sabet against North Chicago just like Democrats and RINOs sided with GAO in Diersen v. GAO.)
— Bobby McNeily: Candidate Profile Wheaton City Council West District
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Mundelein discourages Hispanics from learning to speak, read, and write English.
— Let Roskam, Ryan find own insurance – Mike Malone, Glen Ellyn (DIERSEN: Federal employees and federal retirees are eligible to participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program. Has Malone applied to be a federal employee? Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
— Muslim women try to embody Khadija, Ayesha – Mariam Sadiqa Qaderi, Lisle
— Durbin: Democrats are ready to change health care – Derek Beigh (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Change to favor who? ANSWER: Democrats QUESTION: Change to punish who? ANSWER: Republicans.)
— Local Leaders and Residents React To Potential Marijuana Legislation Illinois Lawmakers Propose Making Recreational Marijuana Legal – Gregory Cormie
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “it’s something that get’s discussed every year and it’s a chance for people to debate the issue, look at the pro’s and con’s,” said Senator Dave Syverson. “I wouldn’t think it’s going to move at all this year,” he added. Syverson is against the implementation of the bill. He says the risks of recreational marijuana outweigh the benefits. “We have a substantial increase in driving under the influence,” said Syverson. “In fact a couple of states have said they have been giving out more tickets for people driving under the influence of marijuana than the influence of alcohol,” he added.)
ALTON DAILY NEWS
— TRAGIC: Effort Underway to Legalize All Pot – Greg Bishop
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Anita Bedell, executive director of Illinois Church Action on Alcohol & Addiction Problems, said, “Just because something brings in revenue doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. They’re not considering the harm, they’re not considering costs.” Proponents also say it will spur on jobs. Bedell said, “So has gambling, so has other things … there’s always going to be money in some things, but this is not a good way to have money for Illinois, and it would just cause more harm and cause more damage.” Illinois Family Institute’s David Smith opposes legalization and said there would still be a black market. “The guy on the street that’s selling the pot doesn’t have to have the brick and mortar and the overhead and the employees and the insurance, and the workman’s comp,” Smith said. Smith also dismissed proponents who say illegal marijuana is a criminal justice issue because, he said, there are a very small number of inmates in the system for drug possession only. The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police said they oppose the bill because of the traffic safety concerns.)
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Illinois Exodus Continues – Cole Lauterbach
CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Davis: ‘Disappointed’ in many GOP colleagues for not backing health care bill
— 2017 Election Questionnaire: College of DuPage Board of Trustees candidate Christine M. Fenne
— Moving from Grand Bargain to small bargain: will the Republican base cheerlead for Governor Rauner again? When?
— HANG THE MARYLAND RAPISTS
ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Almost 90 percent of Illinois counties losing population. Population loss means that Illinois could lose two representatives in the U.S. House next reordering of Congress in 2020. – Cole Lauterbach
— POT GROWERS WIN RIGHT TO INFLUENCE POLITICS IN ILLINOIS (DIERSEN: In Illinois, if you promote pot, you promote the further destruction of Illinois. Further, in Illinois, if you take money from pot promoters, you too promote the further destruction of Illinois.)
— Now Kaepernick’s a Victim?
— Top Eight Fake News Lies Against Trump by Democrats and their Media Lapdogs Since Inauguration Day – Warner Todd Huston
— Freedom Caucus drives dagger into heart of young Trump presidency – Elizabeth Peek
— Trump Haters Call for Presidential Assassination – DEROY MURDOCK (DIERSEN: Who are the leading Trump haters in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct? Who are they operatives for? Who are they dupes for?)
NEW YORK TIMES
— Toronto Schools to Cease Field Trips to U.S. – CRAIG S. SMITH (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps shout at Canada that America is full of haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
— Tracing His Roots, Georgetown Employee Learns University Sold His Ancestor – AUDRA D.S. BURCH (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that my ancestors have been in America since the 1840s. In my defense, I stress that all of my ancestors have always stayed in northeast Illinois.)
— I Loved My Grandmother. But She Was a Nazi. – JESSICA SHATTUCK (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? Because of my terrible demographics, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued that I have always been a Nazi. In my defense, a) while all my ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany, they all immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s, b) my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, c) my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and d) my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
— How to Log Off of Facebook Forever, With All Its Perks and Pitfalls – CHRISTOPHER MELEMA
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: College Is the Goal. The Problem? Getting There. – ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS (DIERSEN: How easy was it for you to be accepted by a college? UIC accepted me in 1966, NIU in 1969, Loyola in 1972, DePaul in 1976, Roosevelt in 1980, and IIT in 1992. According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, the aforesaid was easy for me a) because I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth, my parents were filthy rich, and I Have always been privileged, b) because I was born a White, c) because I was born a male, d) because I have good health, e) because I avoided the draft, and f) because the aforesaid colleges are not Ivy League.)
— They Adopted Refugee Families for 12 Months. Then Came ‘Month 13.’ Everyday Canadians spent a year embracing Syrians in the world’s most personal resettlement program. Letting them go might be the biggest test yet. – JODI KANTOR and CATRIN EINHORN (DIERSEN: In America, individuals, organizations, companies, governments that promote refugees promote hatred of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that 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 for a long time.)
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE: Google’s YouTube Has Continued Showing Brands’ Ads With Racist and Other Objectionable Videos PepsiCo, Wal-Mart, Dish Network say they are suspending Google non-search ads – JACK NICAS (DIERSEN: There have been no ads in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and www.gopillinois.com and there never will be. He who pays the piper calls the tunes.)
— High Anxiety Over Health-Care Reform ObamaCare proved to be a catastrophic victory. The Republican plan had the makings of another one. – Peggy Noonan
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants who will vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants who will work for less money.
— A New Report Proves Just How Unaffordable Colleges Are For Most Americans – Kim Clark
— How much less would you have accomplished if you had been a stoner? – Dave Diersen
(THE ARTICLE: Virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes talk and act like they want to smoke pot legally, like they do smoke pot, and/or like they did smoke pot. Stoners want to drag everyone down with them. To discredit me, they hint/imply/argue/shout that I am lazy and stupid. I ask them this: If I had been a stoner, would I have been able to accomplish the following?
— Put together and send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email a) each and every morning since 2004 and b) each and every evening too since 2015?
— Survive as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999?
— Serve on the 2008 Illinois Republican Party Platform and Resolutions Committee?
— Survive as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012?
— Survive as a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011?
— Survive as the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004?
— Survive as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007?
— Survive as an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004?
— Get hired by GAO in 1980 and survive until 1997?
— Get promoted by GAO in 1986?
— Serve on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996?
— Get hired by IRS in 1971 and survive until 1980?
— Get promoted by IRS in 1972, 1973, and 1974?
— Get a job offer from Oldsmobile in 1971?
— Get hired by Firestone Stores in 1970?
— Get hired by the Post Office and survive until 1969?
— Earn a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997?
— Earn a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980?
— Earn an MBA from Loyola in 1976?
— Earn a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970?
— Earn a diploma from Crete-Monee High School in 1966?
— Become a Forensic Accountant in 1997?
— Become a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996?
— Become a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994?
— Become a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990?
— Become a licensed CPA in 1981?
— Pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981?
— Pass the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979?
— Get married in 1978?
— Have 915 Cove Court built in Wheaton in 1984?
— Buy 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton in 1978?
— Buy a studio condo in the Outer Drive East building in downtown Chicago in 1974 and a one bedroom condo in that building in 1976?
— Buy a new town home in University Park in 1972?
— Buy many new cars since 1966, a collector car in 1989, and a collector car in 1994?
— Save lots of money for my retirement?)