March 26 Evening Edition

ABC7
— ILLINOIS CONSIDERS LEGALIZING MARIJUANA FOR A FISCAL BOOST – AP  (DIERSEN: If you promote pot in Illinois, you promote the destruction of Illinois. If you want to destroy a country, you encourage its citizens to smoke pot.)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-considers-legalizing-marijuana-for-a-fiscal-boost/1819442/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois considers legalizing marijuana for fiscal boost – AP (DIERSEN: If you promote pot in Illinois, you promote the destruction of Illinois. If you want to destroy a country, you encourage its citizens to smoke pot.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/244040296-story

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Will Illinois go for fiscal high by legalizing marijuana? – AP (DIERSEN: If you promote pot in Illinois, you promote the destruction of Illinois. If you want to destroy a country, you encourage its citizens to smoke pot.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/will-illinois-go-for-fiscal-high-by-legalizing-marijuana/
— Lean times for lawmakers come to an end with paycheck ruling – Andy Grimm  (DIERSEN: When has your income dropped and by how much in today’s dollars?  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.”  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 a downgrade from GS-12 Step 5 to GS-9 Step 10 to transfer from IRS to GAO.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/lean-times-for-lawmakers-come-to-an-end-with-paycheck-ruling/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: State Rep. Jaime Andrade planned to be a full-time lawmaker when he was appointed to his seat in 2013, but legislating has not exactly provided a reliable paycheck. . .His solution to that cash crunch?. . .“I started driving Uber in June,” Andrade said. . . .He also enrolled in graduate courses at DePaul University (he’s pursuing a master’s degree in accounting) and took out student loans to help cover his living expenses. And he borrowed from his campaign fund to pay for hotels while in the capital, which is allowed under state law.)
— Trump calls on Chicago FOP chief to talk gun violence – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sneed-trump-calls-on-chicago-fop-chief-to-talk-gun-violence/
— Students languish amid grandstanding at Chicago State University – Laura Washington
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/students-languish-amid-grandstanding-at-chicago-state-university/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump twists crime numbers to demonize immigrants.” Democrat and RINO politicians a) profusely glorify and profusely praise immigrants and b) put tremendous pressure on law enforcement to underreport crimes committed by immigrants.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/steinberg-trump-twists-crime-numbers-to-demonize-immigrants/
— Trump attacks conservative lawmakers over health bill – AP  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who wants Trump to dump conservatives? ANSWER: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs.  What percent of the voters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois are members of one of the aforesaid groups?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-attacks-conservative-lawmakers-over-health-bill/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Indiana woman thought Trump would deport ‘bad hombres.’ Instead, he’s deporting her law-abiding husband. – Peter Holley  (DIERSEN: By definition, if you are in America illegally, you are not law-abiding.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-trump-deportation-indiana-husband-20170326-story.html
— Moving on: Who’ll fix Obamacare now? – Editorial (DIERSEN: Will Illinois Democrats nominate Chance the Rapper to fix Obamacare?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-obamacare-trump-ryan-health-care-edit-0327-20170326-story.html
— Trump is giving a lot of mixed messages about whom to blame on health care – Amber Phillips  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, for all of your problems, for all of my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-health-care-analysis-20170326-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-indivisible-trump-resistance-20170326-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Sessions’ ‘lie’ doesn’t meet definition – George Kocan
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170326/discuss/170329218/

 

WGN RADIO
— The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 3/26/17 – JASMINE COOPER  (DIERSEN: The mayor of Wheaton relies on anonymous sources to justify his insulting me in public. How many libelous statements about me did those anonymous activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. include in their emails to him?  How much religious, government, political, and/or financial clout do these anonymous sources have in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois?)
http://wgnradio.com/2017/03/26/the-sunday-spin-politics-with-rick-pearson-full-show-32617/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Tribune reporter Bill Ruthhart joins the show. Bill and last week’s guest Hal Dardick did a great job reading through Mayor Emanuel’s private emails to uncover questionable lobbying efforts. Bill will talk about the process of uncovering Emanuel’s emails and more.)

 

WSIL TV
— Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Democrats – AP  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who wants Trump to dump conservatives? ANSWER: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs.  What percent of the voters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois are members of one of the aforesaid groups?)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34999994/trump-attacks-conservative-lawmakers-over-health-bill

 

BELOIT DAILY NEWS
— SENATORS SEEK VISITOR LOGS FROM WHITE HOUSE, MAR-A-LAGO – AP  (DIERSEN: Who are your critics/opponents?  Have you considered getting their visitor logs?)
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170325/AP/303259870

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: As everyone knows full-well, “Welcoming City” is code for “Anti-Trump City” and/or “Anti-Protestant City” and/or “Anti-Conservative City” and/or “Anti-Republican City” and/or “Anti-American City” and/or “Anti-White People City” and/or “Anti-Male City” and/or “Anti-Older People City” and/or “Anti-Rich People City” and/or “Anti-Gun Owner City” and/or “Anti-German American City” and/or “Anti-Draft Avoider (except Bill Clinton) City” and/or “Anti-Those Whose Ancestors Have Been In America For A Long Time City.”
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-03-26/c-us-message-youre-welcome-here.html

 

MCHENRY TIMES
— Algonquin Township’s Miller contributed $102K to pension, could collect more than $3 million  (DIERSEN: My Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension is far less generous than Miller’s IMRF pension. Nevertheless, if I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn me and my CSRS pension.)
http://mchenrytimes.com/stories/511097265-algonquin-township-s-miller-contributed-102k-to-pension-could-collect-more-than-3-million

 

DOWNERS GROVE PATCH
– Conflict of Interest for District 58 School Board Candidate?  Susan Helsdon hopes her background as teachers’ union president won’t get in the way of her campaign for Downers Grove school board. – Lisa Marie Farver  (DIERSEN: If you sought a government office or a political office as a Republican, what is in your background that your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes use against you?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran and that I am a Trump supporter, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older (68), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, and that my ancestors have been in America since the 1840s.  They would stress that I was a federal employee for almost 30 years and a union member for almost 12 of those years, that I have been a federal retiree for more that 19 years, that I own America-nameplate cars, that I am childless, and that I am pet-less.)
http://patch.com/illinois/downersgrove/conflict-interest-district-58-school-board-candidate

 

DAILY CALLER
— Health Policy Expert: What Went Wrong With Ryancare? Conservatives Were Never Really Welcomed To Weigh In – GINNI THOMAS
http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/25/health-policy-expert-what-went-wrong-with-ryancare-conservatives-were-never-really-welcomed-to-weigh-in-video/
— Trump Tells Americans To Watch Show That Demands Ryan Step Down – Alex Pfeiffer
http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/25/trump-tells-americans-to-watch-show-that-demands-ryan-step-down/

 

THE HILL
— Ill. gov candidate Daniel Biss runs as fresh face, despite ties to political machine – BEN KAMISAR
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/325735-ill-gov-candidate-runs-as-fresh-face-despite-ties-to-political-machine

 

CBS NEWS
— Reince Priebus says it may be time to get Democrats “on board” (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who wants Trump to dump conservatives? ANSWER: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs.  What percent of the voters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois are members of one of the aforesaid groups?)
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/reince-priebus-democrats-on-board/

 

CNBC
— Trump lashes out at conservatives for health care bill’s failure as GOP infighting grows – Javier E. David  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who wants Trump to dump conservatives? ANSWER: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs.  What percent of the voters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois are members of one of the aforesaid groups?)
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/26/obamacare-replacement-trump-lashes-out-at-conservatives-for-failure.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump vs. Congress: Now What?  After the president suffered his first defeat on Capitol Hill, can the White House still make good on its legislative promises? He rails against G.O.P. lawmakers, but President Trump needs them to save his agenda. An inside look at a White House in turmoil. – ROBERT DRAPER
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/26/magazine/trump-vs-congress-now-what.html?emc=edit_ta_20170326&nl=top-stories&nlid=5208581&ref=headline

 

NEW YORK POST
— Stressed workers seek relief with drugs and alcohol – John Aidan Byrne  (DIERSEN: To get rid of me, while I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates did everything that they could to cause me stress. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, and/or a veteran.)
http://nypost.com/2017/03/26/stressed-workers-seek-relief-with-drugs-and-alcohol/

 

PHILLY
— Philly cancels Cinco de Mayo over ICE fears – Michael F. Haverluck
https://www.onenewsnow.com/national-security/2017/03/26/philly-cancels-cinco-de-mayo-over-ice-fears

 

PRESS TV
— Priebus relays Trump’s ‘warning’ to Republicans to follow suit  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about all the “warnings” that I have received to “follow suit.”  My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.)
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/03/26/515707/Trump-warns-Republicans-not-to-defy-him-Reince-Priebus

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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