March 30 Evening Edition

— At Rev. Jesse Jackson’s request, Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle agree to post-election unity event – Bill Ruthhart
— Will employers still test for marijuana if recreational use becomes legal in Illinois? Don’t keep a pipe at your desk just yet. – Lisa Schencker (DIERSEN: Because I use GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to oppose pot, those who promote pot, their operatives, and their dupes do everything that they can a) to stop me from putting the emails together and sending them out and b) to stop everyone from reading the emails.)
— Trump plans to cut aid to 3 Central American countries as fight widens over US-bound migrants – Mary Beth Sheridan and Kevin Sieff

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Momentum for sports betting in Illinois builds – Grant Moragn

— Local elections have big impact on tax bills, but few vote – Jake Griffin
— Wheeling trustees say voters should be concerned about village board candidate – Bob Susnjara
— Fire district, library, sales tax questions on Kane County ballot – Susan Sarkauskas
— How waves of immigrants are overwhelming asylum process – Burt Constable (DIERSEN: Of course, Democrats and RINOs want to automatically grant 100% of all asylum requests.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illegally crossing the border is a criminal offense, but asylum is a matter for civil courts. And that is where change is most needed, says David Iglesias, a Wheaton College professor who prosecuted many criminal cases between 2001 and 2007 as U.S. attorney for the District of New Mexico. “The laws haven’t caught up,” says Iglesias, director of the Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics. Some people seeking asylum might not meet the legal requirements when it comes to race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group, but they still have a well-founded fear of persecution due to gangs or violence in their homeland, Iglesias said. Asylum is granted unevenly. Statistics from 2015 show that New York City immigration judges denied 16 percent of asylum requests, while judges in Atlanta denied 98 percent.)

— Chicago mayor accuses Trump of creating ‘hate-filled environment’ that led to Jussie Smollett’s ‘hoax’

— Hemp, cannabis growth on radar of new Illinois ag director – KENNEDY NOLEN

— Crony State: Obamas’ Chicago fixer Tina Tchen – Michelle Malkin

— Have we become too dependent on superficial sexual labels? – Joey Weslo (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who promote LGBTQ activity promote LGBTQ activity.)

— Islamophobia at the Law School Anti-Muslim sentiment is not confined to New Zealand. Hatred is spewed at our Law School too.- Osama Alkhawaja

— COD Board President Napolitano voices concern over incomplete picture of board candidate Dunne – Glenn Minnis

— Sen. Plummer commits to curbing Illinois tax hikes – Glenn Minnis

— Trump condemns ‘weak’ US immigration laws, reiterates threat to ‘close the Border’ – Elizabeth Zwirz

— Kimberly Foxx slams ‘fearmongers’ who attacked her over Jussie Smollett case – Jerry Dunleavy
— Jesse Jackson calls Smollett controversy ‘fake news’ – Daniel Jativa
— Government fires warning shot at social media with Facebook discrimination case – James Langford

— Border Patrol Agents In One Area Are Having To Dump Illegal Aliens In The Community Because… – Beth Baumann

— Another major city bans Chick-fil-A from opening restaurant in airport, lawmaker says CFA spreads ‘hate’ – Chris Enloe
— Twitter takes massive action against pro-life ‘Unplanned’ movie: ‘This is bias in action’ – Chris Enloe

— Chick-Fil-A Banned From Yet Another Airport (Buffalo Niagara International Airport) “The views of Chick-fil-A do not represent our state” – PAUL BOIS
— Yale Law School Moves To Undermine Social Conservative Students – JOSH HAMMER

— Only black reporters allowed in Georgia mayoral race event (DIERSEN: Who does not allow you? I should write a book about Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who do not allow me. They do not want me a) to know about their events or other activities, b) to promote their events or other activities, c) to attend their events, d) to speak with anyone at their events, or e) to report on their events or other activities. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, queen of annoying
— New migrant caravan of 2,500 sets out through Mexico for US
— New migrant caravan of 2,500 sets out through Mexico for US

— Brooks: ‘Law-abiding states lost not only Congressional representation in Congress, they also lost electoral college votes that elect the president of the United States…’

— Trump Fed pick Stephen Moore ‘not necessarily’ in favor of half-point rate cut – TAL AXELROD

— Trump plans U.S. aid cut to 3 Central American countries as fight widens over U.S.-bound migrants – Mary Beth Sheridan and Kevin Sieff
— From moms to medical doctors, burnout is everywhere these days – Jenny Rough (DIERSEN: Putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out is extremely stressful.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Burnout is caused by chronic stress, not stressors, the Nagoskis say in their book. It’s important to differentiate the two. Stressors are external: to-do lists, financial problems or anxiety about the future. Stress, on the other hand, “is the neurological and physiological shift that happens in your body when you encounter [stressors],” the Nagoskis write. To fix burnout, people need to address the stress itself. They must allow their body to complete its stress response cycle. Instead, people tend to focus on stressors. “They assume their stress will go away if they’re on top of things, if they’re accomplishing things and constantly checking things off their to-do list,” Emily Nagoski says.)
— A teen (Jakelia Baker) didn’t know where she wanted to go to college. Then she was accepted to more than 50. – Lindsey Bever (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would use Baker to paint me as being a disgusting total failure.)
— Caravan of 40 Salvadoran migrants sets out for US border – AP

— Peggy Noonan’s Wrong on the Mean Girls’ Heritage President Trump is unlikely to be remembered as an icon of temperance and diplomacy, but it ill-serves the nation to give him sole blame for a toxic climate that goes back at least to Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals,” which teaches adherents to be insulting and to make things personal. – J.N. Johnson, Indianapolis (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes are disciples of Saul Alinsky.)

— Facebook’s Zuckerberg Calls for Global Internet Regulations – Matthew G Miller, Selina Wang, and Sarah Frier (DIERSEN: Of course, members of Group A want regulations that limit if not end internet use by members of Group B. Members of Group A 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg called for new global regulations governing the internet on Saturday, recommending overarching rules on hateful and violent content, election integrity, privacy and data portability. In a statement that was also published as an op-ed in the Washington Post, Zuckerberg said the company is seeking regulations that would set baselines for prohibited content and require companies to build systems for keeping harmful content to a minimum.)

— All Mothers Welcome: Are Our Workplaces Inclusive Enough For Mothers? – Dr. Pragya Agarwal (DIERSEN: During the 1990s, GAO’s Chicago office gutted its smoking room and turned into a lactation room.)

— Texas GOP calls out ‘leftist’ City Council in Facebook post bashing vote that banned Chick-fil-A – Chris Quinn

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Isolationist Nationalism Is a Mask for White Supremacy.”

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Donald Trump and racist violence: Research points to a clear connection. What was already obvious now has research behind it: The rise of Donald Trump has led to violence and death.”

— LGBTI employees at Department of Justice are quitting due to ‘low morale’ – Anya Crittenton (DIERSEN: As I worked for GAO for almost 18 years 1980-1997, the morale of its Chicago Office employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40 went lower and lower and lower.)

— The real issue at hand is not solely of job creation but also of creation of quality jobs – Krishnamurthy Subramanian (DIERSEN: Do/did you have quality jobs? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, none of the jobs that I had were quality jobs and they never would have stooped to take them.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump Fed pick was held in contempt for failing to pay ex-wife over $300,000. Records obtained by Guardian show Stephen Moore reprimanded by judge for not paying alimony, child support and other debts. Stephen Moore owes $75,000 in taxes, IRS alleges.”

— Chick-fil-A pulled from Buffalo airport amid backlash over company’s alleged anti-LGBTQ rhetoric – days after a new store was blocked in San Antonio

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.