March 26 Morning Edition

— Thank you for reading my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would greatly appreciate it if you would a) ask the following who do NOT encourage people to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails why they do NOT encourage people to read the emails and b) let me know what they say: a) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, b) the leaders of your Republican township, ward, and/or county party organizations, c) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, d) the Republican elected officials who represent your precinct, municipal district, municipality, township, and county, and e) the leaders of conservative organizations. – Dave Diersen

— House expected to pass the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill on Friday
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters glorify and praise the Trump-hating Pritzker.
— Senate passes $2.2 trillion economic coronavirus relief bill on unanimous vote – AP
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to turn Asian-Americans against Trump.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
— Ford pushing to restart 5 factories — though not Chicago — despite coronavirus restrictions – AP
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Donald Trump’s coronavirus pandemic death cult — everyone’s welcome!”

— Bailout might keep public transit from becoming a coronavirus casualty, but more help will be needed soon Transit agencies are likely to hemorrhage millions more over the next few months and could be in need of another substantial infusion by summer. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Will Trump-haters succeed in forcing all public transportation users to wear face masks forever?)

— This pre-existing condition makes Illinois finances especially vulnerable to COVID Barring a quick, roaring snapback in markets, the state’s underfunded public employee pensions will fall even further behind their funding targets. – JOE CAHILL

— Coronavirus Chicago: Mayor Lightfoot, AARP Illinois to host telephone town hall to address seniors’ concerns during virus outbreak (DIERSEN: Of course, those who discriminate against older people will use coronavirus to discriminate against older people, and especially against older people who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Illinois non-essential workers experience issues filing for unemployment, website flooded with claimants – Samantha Chatman

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.

— Rockford-area nonprofits wondering ‘how long we can hold out’ – Alex Gary

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Illinois could need 38K more beds if coronavirus isn’t contained.”

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote illegal immigration use coronavirus to promote illegal immigration.
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis stocks surge as virus shut-ins load up – AP

— Pritzker Is Having His Moment – EDWARD MCCLELLAND (DIERSEN: The more hatred that you promote against Trump, the more that Trump-haters promote you.)

— State of Illinois provides first look at possible revenue impact from downturn – Mark Glennon

— State officials warn of possible looming recession Amid COVID-19 outbreak, revenues could fall 20 percent – Peter Hancock (DIERSEN: Of course, Democrats will blame that on every Republican candidate on November 3, 2020 ballots.)
— COVID-19 outbreak sparks flood of executive orders – PETER HANCOCK (DIERSEN: If/when Pritzker issues an executive order to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, who should/would come to my defense? The following would NOT come to my defense: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)

— State commission says ‘COVID-19 Recession’ could be $8 billion hit Report says impact on Illinois budget ‘virtually impossible’ to measure at this point – Greg Bishop–recession-could-be-billion-hit/article_b204fb9c-6ebf-11ea-82ed-ff2640e404f5.html
— Pritzker says essential employees don’t need papers to travel – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: Are/were you an essential employee? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always painted themselves as being “essential.”)

— Illinois Emergency Management Act – Political activities prohibited – KIRK ALLEN (DIERSEN: If/when Pritzker issues an executive order to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, who should/would come to my defense? The following would NOT come to my defense: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
— Army Announces Voluntary Recall of Retired Soldiers for COVID-19 Response – JOHN KRAFT

— WHAT POWERS DOES PRITZKER HAVE IN AN EMERGENCY? AND WHAT HAS HE ORDERED SO FAR? – Joe Tabor (DIERSEN: If/when Pritzker issues an executive order to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, who should/would come to my defense? The following would NOT come to my defense: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)

— Nearly 3.3 million applied for unemployment benefits last week alone

— Trump pushes return to normalcy in parts of U.S.: ‘Our country wants to get back to work’ – Tom Howell Jr. and David Sherfinski
— Trump declares Florida ‘disaster area’ amid coronavirus outbreak – AP
— Biden claims to be Ivy League professor: ‘I’ve spent a lot of time on campus’ – James Varney

— CNN acknowledges China’s COVID-19 propaganda yet parrots claim that ‘Chinese virus’ is racist anyway – Becket Adams
— Pelosi’s coronavirus conundrum confirms ‘the Squad’ broke her – Tiana Lowe

— ‘Economist’ Runs Chinese Coronavirus Propaganda Disguised as News Chinese outlets flout federal disclosure laws in disinformation campaign – Yuichiro Kakutani
— Pompeo Says China Still Withholding Coronavirus Information – Reuters (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who side with Communist China against America?)
— Journalists Are Out of Control Only Trump can save us from the media pandemic – Andrew Stiles

— Trump tears into media at coronavirus briefing: They want economy to stay closed, ‘would like to see me do poorly in the election’ – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
— Trump campaign threatens legal action against stations airing ‘false’ ad from Democratic super PAC – Sam Dorman

— Democrats Blackmailed A Nation In Crisis
— Surrendering American Values During The COVID-19 Pandemic Could Destroy The Republic

— The Democrats are the Virus Threatening America – Daniel John Sobieski

— Coronavirus Giveaway: Democrats Help Companies Keep Foreign College Graduate Workforce – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: What do you say to companies that prefer citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America?)

— Trump’s Daily Briefings Are Getting Huge Ratings — And Leftists Hate Them – Hank Berrien

— How Do We Flatten the Curve on Panic? – Ann Coulter (DIERSEN: Trump-haters promote panic.)

— Hollywood Reporter Finds Asian Americans to Call Trump a ‘Racist’ – Gabriel Hays

— In the Same Poll Where Trump Triumphs on COVID-19 Response, the Media Come In Dead Last. – VICTORIA TAFT
— Latest Coronavirus Mutation—My New Ways to Hate the Media – STEPHEN KRUISER

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters are overjoyed that “Governors Across The Nation Are Rejecting Trump’s Call To Reopen Economy.”

— It’s reasonable for European Christians to be fearful of mass Muslim immigration Christ understood that some men were as dangerous as wolves and he wanted his disciples to understand it as well. – William Kilpatrick (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who claim to be Christian, but who focus on destroying those like me who do not promote Islam?)

— Liberal Activists Tilting the 2020 Census to Favor Democrats – Hayden Ludwig

— Could a ‘Draft Cuomo’ Movement Be in the Democrats’ Future? – JOHN FUND (DIERSEN: Could a “Draft Pritzker” movement be in the Democrats’ future?)

— Unemployment claims surge to 3.2 million as pandemic devastates economy – SYLVAN LANE
— Senate rejects GOP attempt to change unemployment benefits in coronavirus stimulus bill – JORDAIN CARNEY (DIERSEN: Constructively, since 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors have succeeded in forcing the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) to pay me $26.04 an hour in today’s dollars not to work. The CSRS should sue my Democrat GAO superiors.) 
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Something hit me like a ton of bricks … Under this bill you get $23.15 an hour based on a 40-hour work week not to work,” Graham said from the Senate floor on Wednesday night. “We’ve created Pandora’s box for our economy.”)

— Coronavirus economic relief package provides $93 million cash infusion for Legislative Branch Millions would go to facilitate congressional staff working from home, child care reimbursement and sanitary product for Capitol – Chris Marquette (DIERSEN: I worked for the Democrats who run GAO for almost 18 years.) 
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Government Accountability Office would get $20 million to conduct oversight of funding for the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic. This amount also will go toward salaries and reimbursing staff costs at the GAO’s child care center.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.

— Unemployment claims soared to 3.3 million last week, most in history – Anneken Tappe
— Senate approves historic $2 trillion stimulus deal amid growing coronavirus fears

— More than three million file unemployment claims, the most ever in a week.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump Wants to ‘Reopen America.’ Here’s What Happens if We Do.”
— Senate Passes Aid Package
— Fauci sees signs of the virus becoming cyclical, like the flu.
— Some schools signal that students may not return until next year.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Of course, Democrats want to use coronavirus to abolish the Second Amendment.
— Governors Tell Outsiders From ‘Hot Zone’ to Stay Away as Virus Divides States State-to-state travel rules are rarely seen in the United States, but the virus has left some states urging outsiders not to come.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
— Facebook, Don’t Exploit Us in Our Time of Need Who seems poised to benefit from social distancing? Big Tech. – Melissa J. Gismondi
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want to kill Trump’s coronavirus briefings.

— A record 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits as the coronavirus slams economy – Heather Long and Alyssa Fowers
— Senate passes $2 trillion bill to blunt coronavirus pandemic’s economic impact, as households and businesses gasp for relief The unanimous vote sends the legislation to the House, which is expected to pass it Friday morning – Erica Werner, Mike DeBonis and Paul Kane
— The GAO told the government in 2015 to develop a plan to protect the aviation system against an outbreak. It never happened. – Ian Duncan and Lori Aratani (DIERSEN: GAO would have more credibility if it would stop wasting the careers of and getting rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
— Trump needs governors to reopen the economy. Even Republican ones aren’t on board. – Aaron Blake
— Government experts warn of a second wave of coronavirus cases, as the health system struggles – James Hohmann

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Coronavirus layoffs disproportionately hurt black and Latino workers: ‘It’s almost like doomsday is coming’ – Deborah Barfield Berry (DIERSEN: Trump-haters will use layoffs to defeat Trump.)
— Despite coronavirus, millions of workers can’t stay home. Are they safe? – Charisse Jones and Josh Peter

— Kathy Griffin says she can’t get coronavirus test despite ‘unbearably painful’ symptoms, calls out Trump, Pence – Joseph Wilkinson
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Donald Juvenile Trump: Even as he demands respect as a condition for helping besieged governors, the president smears them.”

— Why $2 Trillion Could Be Just the Start If federal stimulus isn’t distributed quickly enough, or if the fear of coronavirus infection drags on too long, even the mammoth government package may not be enough to avoid huge job losses – Justin Lahart
— The Long Run of American Job Growth Has Ended Coronavirus pandemic puts end to decade of U.S. employment increases – Eric Morath and Jon Hilsenrath
— ‘Necessities’ in Europe: Belgian Fries, French Baguettes and Dutch Cannabis Life under the new coronavirus is retreating to essentials, raising the question: What is essential? In Europe, it depends on where you live – Valentina Pop in Brussels and Nick Kostov in Paris (DIERSEN: In your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois, what do the majority of voters say is “essential?” Is it a) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, b) dependency on government, c) dependency on charity, d) LGBTQ activity, e) abortion, f) mass/illegal immigration, g) abolition of the First and Second Amendments, h) patronage, i) political affiliation discrimination, j) reverse discrimination, k) age discrimination, l) retaliation for opposing the aforesaid?)
— The Show Must Go On The coronavirus has upended our lives and the contest between Biden and Trump. – Karl Rove
— The High Price of Coronavirus Relief The Fed gets money to save the economy, but Pelosi’s price is steep. – Editorial
— FRONT PAGE: Coronavirus Leaves Older Americans Cut Off – Clare Ansberry

— Building The Social News Network To End Fake News – Greg Autry (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)

— Donald Trump’s Easter Coronavirus Deadline Criticized By Christian Leaders: POTUS Reaches ‘Height Of Hypocrisy’ – Catherine Armecin (DIERSEN: What do you say to “Christian leaders” who talk and/or act like they are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)

— The coronavirus has reduced wealth inequality by making the rich less rich – John Phelan (DIERSEN: So far, how has coronavirus impacted your household’s income and net worth? The value of our retirement savings in the stock market has decreased dramatically. I am sure that the value of our home, vehicles, possessions, etc. has decreased dramatically. Interest rates available when our CDs and treasury strips mature will be dramatically less. As inflation rages for necessities, the purchasing power of our income and retirement savings decrease dramatically.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “Does Trump Care About the Coronavirus Killing Blue America?”

— Industry Analysts Predict March Auto Sales Will Fall 40 Percent Due To Coronavirus Pandemic – SAM MCEACHERN

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote reparations.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Governors Like Cuomo Must Save Us From Trump’s Coronavirus Madness.”

— Assessing Your Retirement Readiness (DIERSEN: I should write a book about being forced to retire early.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “How the Pandemic Will End The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out.”

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Republicans Are Worried Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Is Too Generous to the Unemployed.”

— When can we let up? Health experts craft strategies to safely relax coronavirus lockdowns – SHARON BEGLEY

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want coronavirus to hurt the economy

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.