March 4 Morning Edition

— Mike Bloomberg to suspend presidential campaign after disappointing Super Tuesday results
— Super Tuesday 2020 results: Joe Biden takes 9 states, Bernie Sanders takes 3
— City of Chicago turns 183 Wednesday (DIERSEN: My ancestors on my father’s side came to Chicago in 1844, 176 years ago.)

— Fears of Coronavirus Spreading in Chicago Area Spark Cancelations, Hurting Businesses From trade shows to hotels and tours—the cost of the coronavirus runs deep

— Illinois’ public health chief heading to Washington to push for more resources to battle coronavirus – JAMIE MUNKS
— Park City native discusses effort to remove ‘illegal alien’ from library headings – YADIRA SANCHEZ OLSON (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters make it clear that they hate not only Trump, but that they also hate individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Park Ridge council votes to place marijuana referendum on November ballot – JENNIFER JOHNSON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats do everything that they can to make Latinos hate individuals, hate organizations, hate companies, hate governments, and hate countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Italian-American haters promote hatred against Italian-Americans
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters promote hatred against Whites.

— ‘It was a mistake’ • Rep. Skillicorn corrects voting, attendance record – Lauren Rohr
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump/Modi-hater promotes hatred of Trump and Modi.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ives promoter blasts Kinzler and promotes Ives.

— Coronavirus poses a dire threat to city and state budgets The cost of the virus and a possible recession are terrible news for City Hall and Springfield, both already struggling to pay their bills. “We don’t have any reserves. We don’t have any unrestricted funds that are being held in abeyance,” warns a civic watchdog. – GREG HINZ
— A first in the weed-shop world A company looking to open a store in Fulton Market signs a so-called “community benefits agreement,” underscoring one of the major political challenges around legalizing recreational-cannabis use. – JOHN PLETZ (DIERSEN: To promote pot is to promote destruction.)
— The $460M question for Chicago’s convention biz: Will more virus-rattled shows bail? The city just lost tens of millions of dollars in spending to one canceled trade show. Even more is at stake over the next few months. – DANNY ECKER

— Congressional GOP candidates talk health care, electability Republicans make case for how they’ll unseat Foster in Dist. 11 – ALEX ORTIZ (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, the more of the following that candidates are, the less electable those candidates are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if their ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Governor wrong to hold students hostage – State Sen. Jason Barickman

— With silence from Milwaukee officials, rumors have grown about the Molson Coors shooting. Here’s what we know. – Ashley Luthern and Gina Barton
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Company addresses harassment allegations In Milwaukee, a city known for its racial disparities, discussion on social media and elsewhere has increasingly turned to the shooter’s possible motive, with several former workers describing a hostile, and at times racist, work environment. The shooter’s family has declined all interview requests to discuss his background and any possible racism he experienced at work. However, on Tuesday, the company acknowledged that five years ago, a noose was placed on or in his locker. “The employee was not working that day, our HR team notified him of the incident, it was investigated fully,” Adam Collins, chief communications and corporate affairs officer for Molson Coors, said in a statement. In addition, reports have surfaced that the shooter had ongoing tensions with at least one co-worker. Company officials are not aware of any formal complaints by the shooter to management or human resources about racist harassment, nor are they aware of the shooter filing any Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or state agency complaints related to race discrimination or harassment, according to information Molson Coors provided Tuesday. In an email to employees Tuesday, Molson Coors CEO Gavin Hattersley acknowledged the rumors and commentary on the company’s culture. “Our emotions are running high and that’s compounded by what we see and hear in the press and across social media,” he wrote, later adding: “And with few facts available, it’s easy to resort to speculating about the reasons behind the shootings.” “In the meantime, I want to be absolutely clear on one thing: We do not tolerate any kind of harassment whatsoever,” Hattersley wrote. “We have investigated, and we will investigate, every complaint of harassment, intolerance or misconduct that is raised. And we have taken, and we will take, appropriate action in response to complaints.”)

— The DuPage County Clerk Election Division is in urgent need of 150 additional Republican election judges to serve for the 2020 primary election. (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What discourages Republicans from serving as election judges? ANSWER: Knowing that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs in their neighborhood, in their precinct, in their municipal district, in their municipality, in their township, and in their county will do everything that they can to destroy them for doing that.)

— No Traffic Light At York and Diversey: City Council Alderman warns Elmhurst is “dancing on dynamite” at intersection. Others point to a study advising against light. – David Giuliani (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Wheaton who continue to do everything that they can to destroy me because I succeeded in stopping the installation of a traffic light at intersection of Harrison and President during the early 1980s.)

— Mark Fishman And Logan Square Landlords Sue To Block Affordable Housing Project Near Blue Line The lawsuit argues replacing a surface parking lot with 100 subsidized apartments would cause them “irreparable injury.” – Alex Nitkin (DIERSEN: What do you say to NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) ( ) municipal politicians who steer LGBTQers, minorities, poor people, illegals, etc. into certain municipal districts and into certain neighborhoods?)

— The progressive tax panacea: What you need to know – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner

— The 2020 Pro-Life Billboard Blitz – David E. Smith

— Democrats’ socialism and their ridiculous goals makes bipartisan legislation unlikely What we can expect from the Democratic Party for 2020 and beyond – Bob Carlstrom
— Liberals persist in lecturing, mocking and lying to conservatives A divided America will continue – R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
— Liberal media turn on socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Leftist pundits were fine with Mr. Sanders until he became a viable contender – Tim Young

— Narcissistic Democrats Will Destroy Free Markets And Constitutional Rights

— Democrats and the Media Will Do ANYTHING to Stop President Trump (DIERSEN: What are the Trump-haters doing to stop Trump in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county? Trump-haters not only promote hatred against those who do not hate Trump, they destroy those who do not hate Trump.)

— Todd Starnes: LGBT Activists ‘Want to Shut Down Every Church in America’ and Burn the Bible – TYLER O’NEIL (DIERSEN: What do you say to politicians who paint themselves as being Christian, but who promote LGBTQ activity?)
— Dave Brat: Coronavirus Demonstrates Why USA Needs Supply Chains Independent of China – KYLE MORRIS

— A Bad Night For Socialism: Establishment Lifts Joe Biden Over Bernie Sanders Insurgency On Super Tuesday – CHRISTIAN DATOC
— ‘Racist Commentary Disguised As Humor’: SNL Actor Criticized For Calling Black White House Guests ‘House Negroes’ – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN

— ‘We Love You Massa’: Spike Lee Mocks Black Trump Supporters – Gabriel Hays

— Conservatives blast Ohio State student gov candidates running to ‘support undocumented students financially’ – Cameron Decker

— Mnuchin directs IRS to boost audits on wealthy The agency has been under pressure over the increasing share of audits on lower-income taxpayers. – AARON LORENZO

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats encourage Blacks to vote for Democrat candidates who promise to give the most preference to Blacks, that is, Democrats encourage Blacks to vote for Democrat candidates who promise to discriminate the most against non-Blacks.

— Sparks fly at budget hearing as Mnuchin grilled about Trump tax returns (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Why did the Democrats who ran Money Magazine pick me, an IRS employee at the time, to be the subject of their February 1978 “One Person’s Finances” article? ANSWER: They wanted to, and did, hint/imply/argue/shout that my Democrat IRS superiors should disallow my education deductions. The Democrats who ran Money Magazine hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the graduate business and accounting course that I had taken at Loyola and DePaul a) were not job related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, d) qualified me for a new trade or business, and e) were a distraction. The Democrats who ran Money Magazine would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, or veteran.)

— Trump Has His Sights Set on Black Voters Democrats need to realize that in 2020 nothing is automatic. The president’s campaign has tentacles in many surprising places. – Thomas B. Edsall
— FRONT PAGE: The Wall Some Texans Want to Build Against Abortion Around the country, a “sanctuary city” movement is growing on the right and the left, as people seek to keep out views they don’t agree with, legal or not. – Dionne Searcey

— Mike Bloomberg is suspending his presidential campaign, says he’s endorsing Biden – Amy B Wang

— More women are now outearning their husbands – and emotions can be big – Aimee Picchi (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrat employers brag how they give preference to their employees who are Democrat, female, minority, and/or younger, that is, how they discriminate against their employees who are Republican, male, White, and/or older.)

— Biden Takes Texas, Sweeps the South; Sanders Wins California Biden, Sanders pull ahead, setting up a fight for the Democratic nomination – Chad Day, Julie Bykowicz and Gabriel T. Rubin
— FRONT PAGE: For Growing Numbers of Struggling U.S. Cities, the Downturn Has Arrived A boom in some big metropolitan areas has masked fiscal weakness in cities tied to shrinking industries – Heather Gillers
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Few municipalities are in a deeper hole for their size than Harvey, a city of 24,641 that was founded in 1891 by a lumber tycoon. Harvey, located about 17 miles south of downtown Chicago, grew into an industrial center, producing car mufflers, farm and mining equipment and military airplane parts. When Mr. Clark, the new mayor, was born a half-century ago, the population was nearly 35,000. Roughly 46% of employed men over 16 worked in manufacturing, according to the 1970 census. “Everybody had a nice fenced-off yard,” Mr. Clark recalled of his boyhood neighborhood. “There was either a Cadillac or a Lincoln in front.” The local Dixie Square Mall had more than 50 stores, including Woolworth and Montgomery Ward. Mr. Clark drove a forklift before getting a scholarship to law school. He opened his law practice 10 years ago in a former jewelry store downtown. Factories closed in the 1980s, taking jobs with them. By 1990, nearly 15% of men ages 25 to 54 were unemployed, according to the census. Dixie Square Mall was demolished in 2012 after closing years earlier.)
— A Republican Vote for Bernie Sanders Are Americans ready for socialism? Let’s find out in November. – John Carlson (DIERSEN: I oppose crossover voting. What percent of the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs in your precinct a) cast Republican primary ballots to do whatever damage that they can to damage the Republican Party and b) vote for Democrats in general elections?)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: At Precincts, Voters Weigh a Stark Choice – Valerie Bauerlein (DIERSEN: In your precinct, how much weight do the Republican voters give their Republican Precinct Committeeman’s recommendations on which candidates they should vote for in contested Republican primary races? According to my Democrat and Democrat plant, Libertarian and Libertarian plant, Green and Green plant, and RINO critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, no one should vote for any candidate that I might recommend because the candidates who I might recommend are “too conservative” to win in general elections.)

— Bloomberg once appeared to blame the financial crisis on the end of redlining — how this discriminatory practice still hurts Americans – Jacob Passy (DIERSEN: What do you say to NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) ( ) municipal politicians who steer LGBTQers, minorities, poor people, illegals, etc. into certain municipal districts and into certain neighborhoods?)

— OUTSTANDING: Russia’s Putin wants traditional marriage and God in constitution – Carlos Christian
— Pastor Slams SNL Star For Calling Black White House Guests ‘House N******’, Rails Against ‘Racist Commentary Disguised As Humor’ – Carlos Christian

— NO FAMILY SHOULD FEAR FOR THEIR SAFETY FOR WEARING MAGA HATS – LARA TRUMP (DIERSEN: One could argue that the more that those who run your municipal district, your municipality, your township, your county, and your state hate Trump, the less safe that Trump supporters are.)

— If You Were Invited to Speak at a Pro-Trump Rally, What Would You Say? A thought experiment/classroom exercise for diversity educators. – Eboo Patel (DIERSEN: What percent of those involved in public education in America are full of hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)

— Civil Service Reform, Again – HOWARD RISHER (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. They focus on hiring, retaining, and promoting young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females. That means wasting the careers of and getting rid of federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: he recently released report from the Republican Study Committee’s Government Efficiency, Accountability and Reform Task Force identified civil service reform as one of three pillars to produce “a more efficient, effective, and accountable government.” The report correctly observes that without the “right people” meaningful reform cannot be implemented. However, the basic changes needed to attract the necessary talent—hiring reform, pay reform and benefits reform—have been proposed repeatedly in reports going back decades. At this point, no one would argue that the civil service system serves the needs of government or the country. The system impedes badly needed change. But it’s very likely this latest report will be quickly forgotten, just like all such previous reports.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, SPLC promotes hatred not only against Trump, but hatred against all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.

— Why are Americans warming to socialism? Because capitalism has failed them – Arwa Mahdawi (DIERSEN: The Democrats in the federal government who wasted my career and ended it in 1997 when I was 49 years old did not promote socialism. They promoted patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.)

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.