March 28 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Illinois Gaming Board, Liquor Commission Officials Axed – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/gaming-board-liquor-commission-officials-fired-478119723.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Chicagoan at Illinois gun hearing: ‘Blood is spilling in the streets every day’ – Mike Flannery
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/chicagoan-at-illinois-gun-hearing-blood-is-spilling-in-the-streets-every-day

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DuPage County Board blasts election commission for ‘stunning’ voting machine snafu – Gary Gibula
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-dupage-voting-machine-problems-st-0328-20180327-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: What’s in a name: Gender-neutral baby names are on the rise – AP (DIERSEN: When these babies grow up, will they sue their troubled LGBTQ parents?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–parenting-whats-in-a-name-20180321-story.html
— McCarthy’s top campaign donor: Lawyer with checkered past – Bill Ruthhart (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-garry-mccarthy-campaign-donor-20180327-story.html
— So Facebook is scouring your data. So what? – Eric Zorn (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. If you are involved in government and/or politics, your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will use everything that they can find out about you against you. For example, if you are a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time, they will stress the aforesaid to those who 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. For example, if you are a former union member, federal retiree, childless, dog-less, and/or American nameplate car owner, they will stress the aforesaid to those who are anti-union, anti-federal retiree, anti-DINKs (dual income, no kids), anti-non-dog owners, anti-General Motors, anti-Ford, and/or anti-Chrysler.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-perspec-zorn-facebook-privacy-overblown-0328-20180327-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “As Trump fiddles with truth, his trust burns.”
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20180328/281651075657840

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— #MeToo, gender pay gap to be front and center at 24th Annual Black Women’s Expo – Maudlyne Ihejirika (DIERSEN: In 1995, as part of their plan to get rid of me, my Democrat GAO superiors assigned me supervise one of their employees a) who they paid more than me, b) who had less education, less work experience, and no professional certifications or licenses, c) who was older than me, Black, female, and a veteran, and d) who they wanted to get rid of.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/metoo-gender-pay-gap-to-be-front-and-center-at-24th-annual-black-womens-expo/
— Important Announcement, Gov. Rauner! Please Read Immediately – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/important-announcement-gov-rauner-please-read-immediately/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR GRAPHIC: State’s fee on local sales taxes generating $50 million more than expected – Jake Griffin
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180328/states-fee-on-local-sales-taxes-generating-50-million-more-than-expected
— After previous defeats, redistricting reformers start lobbying legislators – Christopher Placek (DIERSEN: Bad politicians gerrymander political districts a) to reward those who glorify and praise them, who pander to them, who serve as their operatives or dupes, and/or who give them money and b) to punish those who do not do the aforesaid. I should write a book about those bad politicians who gerrymandered my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton in 2015.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180328/after-previous-defeats-redistricting-reformers-start-lobbying-legislators
— Here’s how to download all your data from Facebook — it might be a wake-up call – Abby Ohlheiser (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. If you are involved in government and/or politics, your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will use everything that they can find out about you against you. For example, if you are a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time, they will stress the aforesaid to those who 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. For example, if you are a former union member, federal retiree, childless, dog-less, and/or American nameplate car owner, they will stress the aforesaid to those who are anti-union, anti-federal retiree, anti-DINKs (dual income, no kids), anti-non-dog owners, anti-General Motors, anti-Ford, and/or anti-Chrysler.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180327/heres-how-to-download-all-your-data-from-facebook-x2014-it-might-be-a-wake-up-call
— Why Kane County might need to raise property taxes to cover union contracts – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180328/why-kane-county-might-need-to-raise-property-taxes-to-cover-union-contracts
— DuPage County Election Commission needs to take charge – Stan Zegel (DIERSEN: In 2015, I asked the DCEC to stop the gerrymandering of my Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton, and since then, T have repeatedly asked the DCEC to directly notify elected precinct committeemen in timely manner when changes are proposed to their polling places or precinct borders.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180328/election-panel-needs-to-take-charge
— Polling places at schools can be lesson in civics – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180327/editorial-polling-places-at-schools-can-be-lesson-in-civics

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois can’t afford these mistakes – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180327/our-view-illinois-cant-afford-these-mistakes
— Illinois Policy Institute: Sensible plan exists for making teacher pension costs more manageable
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180327/illinois-policy-institute-sensible-plan-exists-for-making-teacher-pension-costs-more-manageable

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— For some candidates, primary wasn’t only thing they lost – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-03-28/tom-kacich-some-candidates-primary-wasnt-only-thing-they-lost.html

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Davis, LaHood back work requirement for food stamps – Derek Beigh
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/government-and-politics/davis-lahood-back-work-requirement-for-food-stamps/article_eb813e0c-6f65-52a3-93f1-32a45644a827.html
— Davis says tuition waiver bill ‘about fairness’ – Lenore Sobota (DIERSEN: Where did the money come from to pay for your graduate degree(s)? For me, the money for the job-related graduate business courses that I took at Loyola 1972-1976 came from my taxable Firestone Stores and IRS salaries. The money for the job-related graduate accounting courses that I took at DePaul 1976-1980 came from my taxable IRS and GAO salaries. The money for the job-related graduate finance courses that I took at IIT 1992-1997 came from my taxable GAO salary. Of course, since 1972, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for my deducting the aforesaid courses.)
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/education/davis-says-tuition-waiver-bill-about-fairness/article_32cce9d8-23d3-53d3-b358-767f216b7c62.html

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Illinois Fiscal story a real downer – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018-03-28/editorial-fiscal-story-real-downer.html

 

PIATT COUNTY JOURNAL REPUBLICAN
— Caulkins: “There’s no time to waste” – Steve Hoffman
http://www.journal-republican.com/news/politics-and-government/2018-03-27/caulkins-theres-no-time-waste.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Panic buttons may be coming to Illinois schools – Amanda Henderson
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/panic-buttons-may-be-coming-to-illinois-schools-03-28-2018

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— House Democrats Hope To Keep Gun Dealer Licensing Measure Afloat – SAM DUNKLAU (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want those like me who send out emails concerning government and/or political issues to be licensed. Of course, they want to dictate the licensing requirements. Of course, I would fail to meet those licensing requirements. I do not have a degree in journalism. No one pays me to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out. No one pays me to receive the emails. The emails contain no advertising or pictures. I do not falsely claim to be nonpartisan. The Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), and many who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican leaders to not endorse the emails or promote the emails. Individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois refuse to keep [email protected] on their press advisory and press release lists and do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending the emails out and b) to stop everyone from reading the emails. Extremely few individuals, organizations, companies, governments, etc. come to my defense. I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, MTRCC webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes blame me for their problems, blame me for your problems, blame me for my problems, and blame me for everyone’s problems.)
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/house-democrats-hope-keep-gun-dealer-licensing-measure-afloat

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Rauner’s Uphill Climb To A Second Term – CHARLES N. WHEELER III (DIERSEN: Does Rauner really want Ives a) to vote for him, b) to endorse him, c) to campaign for him, and/or to otherwise help elect him? Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. I should write a book about “conservative” and “Republican” candidates who really do/did not want me a) to vote for them, b) to endorse them, c) to campaign for them, and/or d) to otherwise help elect them. Officially they say that I am “too conservative,” but unofficially, under the table, they stress my demographics and hint/imply/argue/shout that I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse thigs. Should I sue them? My critics/opponents, their operatives blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all defeats that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000, but especially defeats that Republican statewide candidates, DuPage countywide candidates, DuPage County District 4 candidates, Milton Township candidates, and Wheaton candidates have suffered.)
http://nprillinois.org/post/rauners-uphill-climb-second-term#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In contrast, Ives has yet to make up with the governor, and the hard feelings are clear. “I’m a Republican. I’ll vote for him, but I will not endorse him,” the Daily Herald reported. “I will not campaign for him… Maybe if he takes out a million-dollar ad buy and admits he lied about me, maybe we’ll talk.” When WBEZ reporter Dave McKinney asked Ives a few days after the primary who would be a better governor, Rauner or Pritzker, Ives took 40 seconds– an eternity in radioland– to finally say “Rauner.”)

 

WJBD RADIO
— Census to include controversial question on citizenship status (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at illegals that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, hater, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
http://www.wjbdradio.com/politics/2018/03/27/census-to-include-controversial-question-on-citizenship-status-1

 

CHICAGO ARGUS
— Rauner to run to the ‘right?’ – Gregory Tejeda (DIERSEN: Obviously, Rauner’s advisors a) want him to officially dump the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and the rest of the planks in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform; b) want him to officially dump all individuals, all organizations, all companies, and all governments that support the IRP platform; and c) want him to officially destroy the IRP.)
http://chicagoargus.blogspot.com/2018/03/rauner-to-run-to-right.html

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Campaign spending: Rauner raised $75.5M ahead of primary victory
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511371290-campaign-spending-rauner-raised-75-5m-ahead-of-primary-victory

 

ILLINOIS CHRONICLE
— Budget deficit grew 52% in final year of Rauner budget impasse (DIERSEN: What budget deficits have you had to deal with? In 1980, my wife and I had to deal with a $19,403/year (26%) pay cut in today’s dollars because my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take to transfer from IRS to GAO. Since 1997, we have had to deal with a $73,462/year (59%) pay cut in today’s dollars because my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer.”)
https://theillinoischronicle.com/chronicle-budget-deficit-grew-52-in-final-year-of-rauner-budget-impasse/
— Rauner’s primary performance weakest by an Illinois GOP governor in 90 years
https://theillinoischronicle.com/chronicle-rauners-primary-performance-weakest-by-an-illinois-gop-governor-in-90-years/
— Analysts rate Rauner’s reelection chances as slim (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes shout at Rauner that Dave Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) have caused all of Rauner’s problems, b) are causing all of Rauner’s problems, and c) will forever cause all of Rauner’s problems.)
https://theillinoischronicle.com/chronicle-analysts-rate-rauners-reelection-chances-as-slim/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Sexuality Propaganda: From Drip Drip Drip to Downpour – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/sexuality-propaganda-from-drip-drip-drip-to-downpour/

 

GOPUSA
— California county sheriff makes inmates’ release dates public to assist ICE – AG threatens arrest (DIERSEN: If Zaruba did this in DuPage County, would Lisa Madigan threaten him with arrest?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=42396
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Resistance to California’s new sanctuary city laws grew this week as Orange County voted to join a federal lawsuit trying to block the laws, and the county’s sheriff said she will post information on every inmate’s release so the Homeland Security Department can see if there is anyone it wants to deport. The Who’s in Jail database could provide a model for other law enforcement agencies chafing under SB54, the law that took effect this year prohibiting police or sheriffs from informing federal agencies when illegal immigrants are to be released. By posting the entire list of inmates and release times, the department says, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement can get the information without the sheriff’s office having to communicate specifically.)

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Democrats Want To Repeal The First And Second Amendments – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/27670

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— GUN CONTROL MOVEMENT POLAR OPPOSITE OF CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT – Star Parker
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/gun-control-movement-polar-opposite-of-civil-rights-movement/

 

DAILY CALLER
— How The Left Turned Tech Giants Into Their Speech Police – Peter Hasson (DIERSEN: Who leads the “speech police” in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? According to the “speech police,” the only news that is not fake is the news that they put out or bless.)
http://dailycaller.com/2018/03/27/google-facebook-advertisers-censor-content/

 

TOWNHALL
— America Is Doomed If Social Conservatives Are Done Fighting – Frank Cannon (DIERSEN: Who takes the lead in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning social conservatives in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois. I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who claim to be conservative and/or Republican, but who take the lead in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning social conservatives like me.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/frankcannon/2018/03/28/america-is-doomed-if-social-conservatives-are-done-fighting-n2465174

 

THE HILL
— GOP donors fret about Democrat wave – JONATHAN EASLEY (DIERSEN: Are you a GOP donor? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that I give little or no money to the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Republican activists, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican etc. In my defense, I send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening. Those emails are free or charge and contain no advertising. GOPUSA ILLINOIS email subscriptions are worth at least $1,000/year.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/380579-gop-donors-fret-about-dem-wave?userid=3526

 

ROLL CALL
— Blue and Purple States Set to Lose Clout Under Trump Census Move Allocation of congressional seats would be affected for a decade – David Hawkings (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at legal and illegal immigrants that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
http://www.rollcall.com/news/hawkings/census-citizenship-count-house

 

NBC NEWS
— A record number of women are running for office. How are they faring so far? – Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Carrie Dann and Andrew Rafferty
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/record-number-women-are-running-office-how-are-they-faring-n860691
(FROM THE ARTICLE: No Republican women were on the primary ballot for an Illinois House seat, although GOP gubernatorial challenger Jeanne Ives lost a closer-than-expected contest against incumbent Bruce Rauner.)

 

ABC NEWS
— White House census stance makes immigrants’ fears worse – MARYALICE PARKS and EMILY GOODIN (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at legal and illegal immigrants that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/note-white-house-census-stance-makes-immigrants-fears/story?id=54056868

 

CNN
— An unheard-of problem: The President can’t find a lawyer – Katelyn Polantz (DIERSEN: I should write a book about lawyers who agree to represent clients only if they agree to file lawsuits, but then dump those clients when defendants refuse to offer to settle.)
https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/28/politics/donald-trump-lawyer/index.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: At Least Twelve States to Sue Trump Administration Over Census Citizenship Question – Michael Wines and Emily Baumgaertner (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/27/us/census-citizenship-question.html
— How Mark Zuckerberg Can Save Facebook — and Us – Thomas Friedman
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/27/opinion/zuckerberg-facebook-digital-bullies.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump privately presses for military to pay for border wall – Josh Dawsey and Mike DeBonis (DIERSEN: The military’s most important obligation is to stop countries from invading America. For many decades, with help from many treasonous traitors in America, Mexico has been invading America. Constructively, Mexico had declared war on America a) by its sending many millions of its citizens into America illegally, b) by its keeping many millions of its citizens in America illegally, and c) by its sending many mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-privately-presses-for-military-to-pay-for-border-wall/2018/03/27/d79907a2-31c9-11e8-9759-56e51591e250_story.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Orange County supervisors vote to fight California ‘sanctuary’ laws – Cindy Carcamo (DIERSEN: When will DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, etc. vote a) to fight Illinois sanctuary laws and b) require E-verify for all hiring and retention decisions?)
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-oc-sanctuary-20180327-story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— California Faces Pushback From Towns on Sanctuary State Law A handful of jurisdictions are siding with administration in challenging state’s adversarial role on immigration – Alicia A. Caldwell and Ian Lovett (DIERSEN: When will DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, etc. vote a) to fight Illinois sanctuary laws and b) require E-verify for all hiring and retention decisions?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/california-faces-pushback-from-towns-on-sanctuary-state-law-1522192453

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.