March 26 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— New anxieties as Trump says Obamacare will ‘explode’ – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/sns-bc-us–health-overhaul-insurance-woes-20170326-story.html
— Many governors welcome demise of GOP health care bill – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–health-overhaul-states-20170325-story.html
— Failure on health bill also hurts prospects for tax overhaul – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-bc-us–health-overhaul-tax-reform-20170325-story.html
— DISGUSTING: Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–marijuana-evading-a-crackdown-20170325-story.html
— Trump delivers his news to the Washington Post and New York Times – AP  (DIERSEN: When Republicans have news, they should issue a press release and include GOPUSA ILLINOIS at diersen@aol.com in their press release list.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns-bc-us–trump-media-20170324-story.html
— Endorsements count, especially in Aurora mayoral race – Denise Crosby  (DIERSEN: What impact does your endorsement have?  My “Republican” critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have always worked harder against me than against any Democrat, any Libertarian, or any Green. While my endorsement has no impact anyway, they nevertheless hint/imply/argue/shout that no one should vote for any candidate that I endorse. They want candidates to not only not seek my endorsement, they want candidates to reject my endorsement. My “Republican” critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes reject most if not virtually all of the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-mayoral-endorsements-st-0326-20170326-column.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump Supporters Rally at Statehouse
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/president-donald-trump-supporters-rally-at-statehouse

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who hires the illegals?  ANSWER: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, but not Republicans.  If you hire illegals, you are not a Republican and you do respect the rule of law.
http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/local/ron-jackson-us-lawbreakers-reason-for-illegal-immigrants/article_e37c84b8-796b-5df5-8ecd-9cbe5f1e6562.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Nearly $1.1M wagered in first year of Rochester video gaming – Tim Landis  (DIERSEN: What percent of that $1.1 was wagered by people who are either a) are on government assistance or b) will be on government assistance – 98%, 99%, 100%?)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170325/nearly-11m-wagered-in-first-year-of-rochester-video-gaming
— SIU grad says state discipline won’t interfere with service to marijuana patients – Dean Olsen  (DIERSEN: Pot pushers in Illinois want everyone in Illinois to be a stoner.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170325/siu-grad-says-state-discipline-wont-interfere-with-service-to-marijuana-patients
— State lawmakers look again at pension buyouts – Doug Finke (DIERSEN: Have you ever been offered a buyout? In 1993, when I was 45 years old and when I had 25 years of federal service, GAO “offered” all its employees who had 25 or more years of federal service $25,000 if they would take GAO’s early retirement “offer.”  Overwhelmingly, those who were eligible were White, male, and non-veteran like me.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170325/state-lawmakers-look-again-at-pension-buyouts
— Democrats seek to rally in wake of Trump win – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170325/bernard-schoenburg-democrats-seek-to-rally-in-wake-of-trump-win

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Lawmakers may be happy, but is anyone else? – Doug Finke
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170325/statehouse-insider-lawmakers-may-be-happy-but-is-anyone-else

 

JOURNAL COURIER
— Governor addresses rural economics
http://myjournalcourier.com/news/107394/governor-addresses-rural-economics

 

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti- Trumps say “Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare.”
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34995387/self-inflicted-collapse-chokes-gop-effort-to-undo-obamacare

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Some Glen Ellyn voters too intimidated to publicly oppose school referendum, village trustee Peter Ladesic says – Karen Kidd  (DIERSEN: Based on my experience, those who promote tax increases punish those who oppose tax increases.)
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511096028-some-glen-ellyn-voters-too-intimidated-to-publicly-oppose-school-referendum-village-trustee-says
— Downers Grove school board hopeful’s objectivity questioned over affiliation with teachers union – Glenn Minnis  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes question my objectivity because I was a union member for almost 12 years.  Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hate unions, hate current union members, and hate former union members.)
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511088997-downers-grove-school-board-hopeful-s-objectivity-questioned-over-affiliation-with-teachers-union

 

NAPERVILLE PATCH
— Kevin M. Coyne For Naperville City Council​: Patch Candidate Profile
http://patch.com/illinois/naperville/kevin-m-coyne-naperville-city-council-patch-candidate-profile

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Durbin’s Ignorant and Anti-Catholic Ideology – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2017/03/durbins-intolerant-leftist-ideology/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Has the Term ‘Racism’ Become Obsolete? – Bob Weir  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly anti-Trumps shout that Trump and his supporters are haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.  Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps show that they themselves are haters, racists, sexists, bigots and even worse things.)
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/03/has_the_term_racism_become_obsolete.html

 

BLASTING NEWS
— Medicaid paid for births soar in the United States despite tight state budgets  Trump and Republicans throw much-needed Obamacare fix back into laps of uncooperative Democrats – Chet Dembeck
http://us.blastingnews.com/news/2017/03/medicaid-paid-for-births-soar-in-the-united-states-despite-tight-state-budgets-001576615.html

 

PJ MEDIA
— Pennsylvania Republicans Say State Is Undergoing ‘Illegal Alien Invasion’ – ROD KACKLEY
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2017/03/25/pennsylvania-republicans-say-state-is-undergoing-illegal-alien-invasion/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— MOST AMERICANS, ESPECIALLY MINORITIES, SAY NO TO SANCTUARY CITIES  Poll: Only one-third want own community to protect illegals – BOB UNRUH
http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/most-americans-especially-minorities-say-no-to-sanctuary-cities/

 

POLITICO
— The Ugly History Behind Trump’s Attacks on Civil Servants  President Trump’s criticisms of government workers have something in common with Joe McCarthy’s. – LANDON R. Y. STORRS  (DIERSEN: I was a federal employee for almost 30 years and I have been a federal retiree for more than 19 years.  Virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, and especially those who are not in line to get a pension or are not getting a pension, despise if not hate federal employees and federal retirees.)
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/03/history-trump-attacks-civil-service-federal-workers-mccarthy-214951

 

ABC NEWS
— Worried about getting old? Poll sees optimism grow with age – AP  (DIERSEN: What has diminished your optimism?  The mayor of the city that I have lived in since 1978 publicly insults me.  I am no longer the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, or an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest chapter board member.  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. Oldsmobile withdrew its job offer that I had accepted saying it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint in 1971. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.)
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/worried-poll-sees-optimism-grow-age-46308400

 

USA TODAY
— Steve Bannon’s rise forces Breitbart News out of the shadows, and the basement – Paul Singer  (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS has never been in the shadows or in a basement. GOPUSA ILLINOIS has always been in the first floor family room at 915 Cove Court in Wheaton.  GOPUSA ILLINOIS has always officially declared who owns it (me) and who operates it (me).  Unlike Breitbart, GOPUSA ILLINOIS has had no lavish parties.  Unlike Breitbart, GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and its website
www.gopillinois.com have no advertising.  He who pays the piper calls the tunes.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/23/bannons-rise-forces-breitbart-news-out-shadows-and-basement-trump/99456912/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The bare-knuckled conservative news organization has moved its office out of the house where former chief Steve Bannon lived, has begun to reluctantly disclose its ownership, and, in its quest for official recognition, may even go so far as to publicly declare who runs the place. Breitbart has for the past several years operated, basically, out of Bannon’s house. Bannon was the executive chairman of Breitbart News and the ideological engine behind the site’s bareknuckled anti-immigration, anti-government ideology. He and the site both operated out of a townhouse on Capitol Hill a couple of blocks behind the Supreme Court. It became known as the “Breitbart Embassy,” site of lavish parties upstairs and the typing of a staff of young reporters downstairs, whom Bannon  referred to as “the Valkyries.”)
— What’s in a name? In Scotland, Donald plummets in popularity – Kim Hjelmgaard  (DIERSEN: Who focuses on making you unpopular and why?  I should write a book about those who focus on making me unpopular and why they do it.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/03/25/name-donald-trump-scotland-boys/99402662/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Fox News host Jeanine Pirro calls on Ryan to step down, hours after Trump tweets about her show – John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/03/25/trump-asks-his-supporters-to-watch-fox-news-host-who-calls-on-ryan-to-step-down/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Paul Ryan Emerges From Health Care Defeat Badly Damaged – MATT FLEGENHEIMER and THOMAS KAPLAN
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/25/us/politics/paul-ryan-health-care-defeat.html
— Health Bill’s Failure Leaves Supporters in a Political Jam Back Home – ALEXANDER BURNSM
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/25/us/trump-supporters-gop-health-bill.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/opinion/sunday/trump-and-ryan-lose-big.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/25/opinion/sunday/donald-this-i-will-tell-you.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/opinion/sunday/trumps-triumph-of-incompetence.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow over their success in making immigrants anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/opinion/sunday/the-best-time-to-become-an-american-is-now.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: The Trade-Offs We Make  Without thinking much, people decide what to spend on every day.  Time to see it clearly. – Ron Lieber  (DIERSEN: What do your say to those who have earned/saved far less money than you have, but who criticize how you spend your money?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/19/your-money/the-subconscious-decision-whats-worth-it.html
— Adulting, but With Your College Crowd  Living with college friends can offer a built-in social network. – RONNIE KOENIG  (DIERSEN: What do those who attended college with you think of you?  While I attended NIU 1969-1970, those who attended college with me seemed to have a low opinion of government employees like I was.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/realestate/adulting-instant-community-with-the-college-crowd.html
— What Racial Terms Make You Cringe?  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who 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 longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/26/us/cringeworthyraceterms.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Trump blames everyone else for failure of healthcare plan – Marisa Schultz  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes blame everyone else for their problems, but they especially blame me.)
http://nypost.com/2017/03/26/trump-blames-everyone-else-for-failure-of-healthcare-plan/

 

PADUCAH SUN
— Retirement dreams fizzle amid insurance uncertainty – AP  (DIERSEN: Have your retirement dreams fizzled?  According to OPM, “The basic Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) annuity cannot exceed 80 percent of your high-3 average salary, excluding your unused sick leave. Generally, you reach the 80 percent limitation when you have 41 years and 11 months of service, not including accumulated sick leave.”  If my GAO superiors had not succeeded in forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, I would have had 42 years of service in 2010 when I was 62 years old.  In today’s dollars, my CSRS pension would be $98,393/year instead of the $50,856/year that it is now, or $47,537/year (48%) more.)
http://www.paducahsun.com/business/032617_PS_BIZ_BC-US–On-the-Money-Health-Overhaul-Early-Retirement-1st-Ld-Writethru–2445883

 

FED SMITH
— Hatch Act Protects Freedom of Political Speech on Social Media… to a Point – Mathew B. Tully, Esq.  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government.  The more Republican that a federal employee is, the harder that the Democrats who run the federal government work to waste that employee’s career and to get rid of that employee.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/03/26/hatch-act-protects-freedom-political-speech-social-media-point/

 

SLATE
— Will Reince Priebus Become the Fall Guy for Trumpcare’s Failure? – Daniel Politi (DIERSEN: When things go wrong, those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout determine who the fall guys will be.  Since 1978, those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have done everything that they can to make me their fall guy.)
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/03/25/will_reince_priebus_become_the_fall_guy_for_trumpcare_failure.html

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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