March 4 Morning Edition

— Trump tweets that ‘bad (or sick) guy!’ Obama had phones wiretapped during campaign – Phillip Rucker and Ellen Nakashima
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Legal hurdle looms for fast deportations – David G. Savage  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps side with foreign countries and with their citizens AGAINST America and AGAINST its citizens.)
— Aurora: Guzman, Irvin define leadership their way – Denise Crosby
— Despite raid by feds, Caterpillar reputation may emerge unscathed, experts say – Ally Marotti
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Chicago can’t hide its age: 180 today  History museum to celebrate city’s 1837 incorporation – Leonor Vivanco  (DIERSEN: How long have your ancestors been in America?  In 1844, my ancestors on my father’s side immigrated from what is now Germany to Chicago. During the 1840s and 1850s, all of my ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany to northeast Illinois and they have stayed there ever since. What do you say to those who hint/imply/argue/shout that if you are a Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that you have benefited from their discrimination against minorities and against females?)


— Trump alleges Obama had Trump phones wiretapped during race – AP
— Schwarzenegger on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’: I quit – AP  (DIERSEN: Schwarzenegger blames Trump for his problems. Who do you blame for your problems?  I should write a book about those who run Wheaton, who run Milton Township, who run DuPage County, and who run Illinois who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their past, present, and future problems.)
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Jim Crow home-buying scheme comes back to haunt Chicago – Editorial


— Batavia candidates discuss sanctuary city status – Susan Sarkauskas  (DIERSEN: To promote sanctuary cities is to promote treason.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Asked if Batavia should become a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants, Stoops said “yes.”  “We should not only be focusing on our residents, but we should be looking out for one another. Who are we to start rounding them up from a government initiative that some of our residents may not agree with?” he said. Schielke did not answer the question directly, speaking instead about how Batavia’s immigrant history and how it adopted a fair housing ordinance decades ago and is an integrated community. Dinwiddie said the city should not become a sanctuary city because it would put a burden on police, and Salvati said he didn’t know if he would “put the onus” on police to “be out there looking proactively.”)


— Tension Mounts Ahead of Berkeley Trump Rallies  The event in Berkeley is the only event planned in the Bay Area and one of three planned in California. – Thom Jensen and Bay City News  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means. Anti-Trumps are disciples of Saul Alinsky.  Anti-Trumps are 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “We’re going to confront and defeat the Trump movement,” protect organizer Benjamin Lynch said. On Friday, Lynch said his group’s motto is “By any means necessary” or BAMN. They plan to gather two hours before the pro-Trump group so the marchers will see the already gathered crowd and move on before they even get started. “We hope they’re demoralized,” Lynch said. “We hope they drive on by. We hope they decide to hold their rally somewhere else.” Lynch says he doesn’t promote violence or vandalism, but noted that hate speech could incite some of the protestors. “We’re not going to let a fringe group of bigots come in and target our immigrant and local communities,” he said.)
— Immigrant With Support in Illinois Town Released on Bond (DIERSEN: If you glorify and praise illegals, Democrats and RINOs will praise you.)–415374093.html


— New York Mayor: ‘I Am Sick Of President Trump Denigrating Chicago’ – Lauren Chooljian


— Federal raid at Caterpillar may examine issues beyond tax strategy – Matt Buedel


— ‘Grand bargain’ not dead, Republicans push for more modifications


— Petition started to bring Metra to DeKalb; cost one of biggest obstacles – STEPHANIE MARKHAM


— NAPERVILLE MAYOR WILL PRESENT STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS MARCH 20 – Lauren Holtz  (DIERSEN: Unlike members of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce like me who attend state of the city addresses, members of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce who attend state of the city addresses can count on not being insulted by the mayor.  What do you say to mayors of cities who publicly insult members of their city’s Chamber of Commerce?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The 2017 State of the City Address hosted by the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC) will be held on Monday, March 20, at Embassy Suites Chicago-Naperville, 1823 Abriter Court in Naperville.  This luncheon event is presented by BMO Harris Bank N.A. The address serves as an inspiring recap of the year’s events.  The discussion will highlight the monumental progression of the area’s growth including new and existing businesses.  Additionally, the address will turn an eye toward the future, as highlighting a number of programs and initiatives scheduled for the coming year. The NACC has hosted the State of the City Address for the past 33 years for the Naperville community starting with Mayor Peg Price. “The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce plays an important role in success and retention of businesses in our region,” said Nicki Anderson, NACC President/CEO.  “Our partnership with the City and Naperville Development Partnership are crucial to the strength and viability of a successful business climate.” The Mayor also uses the program as a time to not only to recognize Naperville’s accomplishments, but also the people who made it possible.  The State of the City Address honors city officials and their years of service to the community. “The State of the City address is an important venue to showcase the City’s commitment to economic growth, efficient government and serving our community well,” Mayor Steve Chirico stated in the news release.  “This year’s address will celebrate our shared accomplishments, provide a roadmap for the year to come and inspire our businesses to continue making Naperville the premier location to live, work and play in the region.”)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps urge everyone to be anti-Trump.


— Republican Rep. Reggie Phillips among Trump rally speakers in Springfield – Glenn Minnis


— School spending grows, home values shrink in northwest suburbs


— Chicago Reveals How Evil the Democrat Party Has Become – Warner Todd Huston


— ILLEGALS CUT 9,287 HOLES IN OBAMA-ERA BORDER FENCE  ‘Once breached, illegal entrants can cross through or smuggle people and contraband’


— Trump Leads Lost GOP Away From Globalist Heresy – Patrick Buchanan
— Caterpillar, a Trump Darling, Lands in Government Crosshairs


— Under The Obama Presidency, Illegal Immigrants Cut Almost 10,000 Holes In Border Fence – Matt Vespa  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs glorify and praise those who cut those holes.)
— 10 Examples of “Hate Crimes” That Turned Out to be Scams – John Hawkins


— Pro-aborts and Media mercilessly and unfairly target Kellyanne Conway – Dave Andrusko


— Women’s History Month 2017: An Opportunity to Reflect and Reverse – Christine A. Goss (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn men, and especially men who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— Facts on the Ground Moving Immigration in Trump’s Direction – MICHAEL BARONE


— Border Security Programs Riddled With Mismanagement  IG: Border fence the ‘most significant factor’ to decreasing illegal immigration, narcotic smuggling – Elizabeth Harrington


— Evangelist Franklin Graham Calls For Disney Boycott Over Gay Characters  Gaston’s BFF LeFou is gay in the upcoming “Beauty and the Beast” remake, for one. – Sara Boboltz


— Against Protests, Republicans Must Stand Strong – SCOTT WALKER  (DIERSEN: In your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, who stands the strongest for the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform?  In Illinois, if you are not going to stand strong for the IRP platform, YOU SHOULD NOT SEEK OR HOLD ANY KIND OF GOVERNMENT OR POLITICAL OFFICE AS A REPUBLICAN.  Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.)
— When Teachers Face the Task of Fixing Their Retirement Accounts – RON LIEBER
— The Pope on Panhandling: Give Without Worry – EDITIORAL (DIERSEN: How much money do you give to those who have financial, health, and/or other problems, that is, how much money do you give to those who have less money than you have?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that they give lots of money to charities and b) that I do not give enough money to charities.  They demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me as being rich and selfish.  They hint/imply/argue/shout that I am filthy rich a) because I was born healthy, White, and male, b) because I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth and I have always been privileged, c) because I avoided the draft, d) because the federal government overpaid me, e) because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, and f) because my federal pension and health/dental/vision insurance subsidies are much too generous.)


— Trump won’t require Keystone XL pipeline to use American steel after all – David Lauter


— Silicon Valley’s dirty little secret: The way it treats women – Jessica Guynn and Marco della Cava  (DIERSEN: How does/did your employer(s) treat women?  All my federal employers were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to give preference to women. Consequently, all my federal superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were women were given preference. To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group. Therefore, to give preference to women is to discriminate against men.  My federal employers were GAO 1980-1997, IRS 1971-1980, and Post Office 1966-1969.)


— Donald Trump Highlights Support for School Choice in Orlando Trip  President has backed government efforts to help public-school students attend private and parochial schools – Ted Mann  (DIERSEN: If you attended parochial schools like I did (Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1962 and then Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod), your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will use that against you for the rest of your life.  I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who despise if not hate Missouri Synod Lutherans (MSL).  They demonize, denigrate, and condemn MSLs as being “too conservative.”)
— We All Know the Oscar Accountant — But Who Does Your Company’s Audit?  New rule makes information public for the first time – MICHAEL RAPOPORT  (DIERSEN: I worked for GAO on many audits 1980-1997.  GAO publishes in its reports the names and titles of those who worked on those reports.)


— Caterpillar Sued by Investor After Corporate Offices Raided – Chris Dolmetsch


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauners use Chance the Rapper to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn Rauner and Rauner’s supporters.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs blame Republicans for all the problems that minorities, women, young people, people who have financial, health, and/or other problems, people who have less money than others, etc. have had, are having, and will have.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to this article, Runer and Chance the Rapper “plan to work together on presenting a school funding plan to the state Legislature when it reconvenes.” On what issues would you want “to work together” with Rauner on to present “to the state legislature when it reconvenes?” For me, the issues would include a) defending/advancing the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling, b) defending/promoting traditional marriage, c) discouraging/stopping the promotion of LGBTQ activity, d) discouraging/stopping the promotion of abortion, e) discouraging/stopping illegal immigration, and f) discouraging/stopping the promotion of vices including booze, pot and gambling.)

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.