March 5 Evening Edition

— Trump’s Claim About Obama Wiretapping Offers No Evidence


— House intel panel to probe Trump wiretap claims
— Thousands of ICE detainees claim they were forced into labor, a violation of anti-slavery laws – Kristine Phillips – Washington Post
— Income tax audits plummet as IRS loses agents to budget cuts – AP  (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS for almost 9 years and I worked for GAO on audits of IRS for 3 years.)
— France’s Fillon clings to presidential race, admits errors – AP  (DIERSEN: What errors do your critics/opponents want you to admit to? Errors that my critics/opponents want me to admit to include a) my not glorifying and praising them enough, b) my not serving as one of their operatives or as one of their dupes, c) my not giving them money, d) my opposing something that they want, and e) my suing them.)–france-election-20170305-story.html


— Chicago prepares for Trump’s new travel ban – Andrea Salcedo  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps put foreign countries and their citizens ahead of America and its citizens.)
— Which Dem can woo black vote in race for gov? – Laura Washington  (DIERSEN: Since the Civil war, Democrats have shouted at Blacks a) that Republicans have caused all the problems that Blacks have had, b) that Republicans are causing all the problems that Blacks are having, and c) that Republicans will cause all the problems that Blacks will have. (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a poor Democrat, a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)


— How to grow economy divides Aurora mayor candidates – Marie Wilson
— AP-NORC Poll: Divided Americans worry county losing identity – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they want to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— DISGUSTING: TRAGIC: Illinois gambling proposal would add casinos in 6 places – AP


— If the media is enemy, who is your friend? – Roger Ruthhart  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly the media focuses on a) defending and advancing the Democrat Party platform, the Libertarian Party platform, and the Green Party platform, b) demonizing, denigrating and condemning the Republican Party platform, c) electing and reelecting Democrats, and d) defeating Republicans.)


— Poll Illustrates Uphill Climb for Governor and Proposals for Tax Increases – Rich Miller


— Why I opted out of AFSCME, and why other state workers should do the same – Jim Andersen




— Patrick Hughes: Rauner re-election, GOP gains coming in 2018 – Vimbai Chikomo


— Is White Privilege merely “Fake News?” – Oliver Perry (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I have always benefited immensely from White Privilege. They hint/imply/argue/shout that were it not for White Privilege, I never would have gotten the jobs that I did doing yard work, delivering newspapers, washing dishes, cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, pumping gasoline, delivering mail, working on an automobile assembly line, working as a security guard, selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances, collecting delinquent federal taxes, and auditing federal agencies. But wait, they demonize, denigrate, and condemn all the aforesaid jobs as being so “bad” a) that they themselves would never take those jobs and b) that no minority, no female, no younger person, and no veteran should ever have to take those jobs.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The White Privilege concept claims that white people have certain invisible advantages. These advantages might merely be the result of acquiring income, education, or a residence in “nice” neighborhood. A Department of Education study states that “Black students are suspended and expelled at a rate three times greater than white students.” But was the study covering disparities in just one school? Or were some data gathered from schools in peaceful communities and other data from schools serving as substitute gang battlegrounds? Again, all of the details matter. An important part of the White Privilege concept is that you can’t lose it, avoid it, or fix it. You’re guilty of racism just by living. This is important for activists, for guilty people are easily manipulated, and you’ll keep doing whatever the accusers ask for. Finally, the White Privilege concept creates its own definition of racism. The common definition of racism judges a person on their thoughts, words and deeds. The White Privilege version says that you’re guilty because the accuser doesn’t like how society is currently structured. These advocates are moving the goalposts to encourage a political and social reengineering of America. So what do we know about White Privilege? It was invented to push people into accepting a socialist or Marxist society. You are accused of being racist, but not for anything you did. There is no way for you to fix this so-called racism. Your only hope is to join your accusers and reshape society to their plans. That sounds like “fake news” to me. It is guilt inducing without cause. Throw it out.)




— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Schumer says Trump “Doesn’t Know How to Conduct Himself.”


— Violent protesters beat pro-Trump demonstrators at Calif. rally, burn American flags & free speech signs – Chris Enloe


— South African President Calls For Confiscating White-Owned Land – SCOTT GREER  (DIERSEN: How soon will anti-Trumps call for confiscating land owned by those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)


— TRUMP PULLS ‘SICK’ OBAMA OUT OF THE SHADOWS  Jesse Lee Peterson exposes ‘silent coup attempt’ by ‘dishonest’ ex-president


— Disgruntled women’s studies major crashes Iowa State president’s speech: ‘You sir, are a racist’ – DAVE HUBER
— Yet another example of why schools of education (rightly) get a bad rap – DAVE HUBER


— Pelosi Refuses to Condemn ‘Disgusting’ Attack on Conway – Kathryn Blackhurst
— These U.S. Catholic Bishops Promise to ‘Disrupt’ Trump – John Zmirak


— Kellyanne Conway: Counselor and target  (DIERSEN: Who do the anti-Trumps target in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? What do you say to those who claim to be conservative, Republican, and/or American, but who dump trump to avoid being targeted?)


— What Trump’s latest H-1B move means for workers and business – Jackie Wattles and Parija Kavilanz (DIERSEN: Are/were you employed?  How strongly did/does your employer prefer employees who were citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: H-1B visas allow employers to bring in skilled foreign workers; about 85,000 will be given out this year. The visas are in high demand and given out by lottery. It can take six months or longer for an application to be reviewed. But the government announced Friday that, as of April 3, it will suspend the “premium processing” option, which ensures an application will be reviewed within 15 days. It costs $1,225. Trump has accused companies of abusing the H-1B program as a way to hire foreign workers who take jobs away from Americans, at lower salaries. The Trump administration says it’s doing away with quick-turn processing so it can sort through a large backlog of applications and try to “reduce overall H-1B processing times.”)


— Sexist Political Criticism Finds a New Target: Kellyanne Conway – SUSAN CHIRA
— Stocks Are Up 5 Percent Under Trump. So How Long Will the Rally Last? – KATE KELLY  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps want the stock market to crash.)


— Post-Election Stress Disorder: A new diagnosis? – JENNY GOLD  (DIERSEN: What about Trump’s election has caused you the most stress?  For me, it is knowing that there are so many anti-Trumps in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, in Illinois, in America, and in the world. Overwhelmingly, anti-Trumps are also 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.  I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran and I am conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older (68), non-poor, a gun owner, 100% German American, a draft avoider, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844.  Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps talk and act like they are going to get rid of Trump supporters like me.)


— Progressives wants to silence foes – PATRICK NEYLAN, BRADENTON
(FROM THJE LETTER: After four years of national malaise, conservatives were devastated by the presidential election results of 2012 even though they recaptured the House and Senate. While this was a definite setback for Democrats, the incumbent president defiantly declared he had a phone and a pen to enact his vision for America. The progressive reaction to the presidential election of 2016 is something to behold. Unlike conservatives, they destroy property, hold hate rallies, and spread a blizzard of lies, vulgar invective and fake news. The left wants to silence or destroy anyone who doesn’t fit in. They use terms such as the subject is settled, the discussion is over or the subject is not politically correct. This helps their lemmings avoid the headache of independent thought or objective inquiry. The national debt is never mentioned because it might cause the naïve to realize that America cannot afford the benefits that we currently enjoy. World-citizen progressives lobby for open borders and amnesty; this will provide excellent competition for the race to the bottom in jobs, wages and benefits, etc. Progressives’ idea of multiculturalism supports anti-western cultures and laws which document (in writing) a terrible human rights and antidemocratic record. They call it diversity. Qualified conservative professionals have about a one in 14 chance of gaining employment in the news media or academia. Does that sound democratic to you? Before this bias destroys America, laws like Equal Employment Opportunity must be passed. Perhaps readers will notice that world-citizen progressives avoid addressing the economy, existing unenforced laws, patriotism, borders, security, debt control and time-honored ethics, etc. What do they really have in mind, not even their lemmings know?)


— OUTSTANDING: E-Verify working in Arizona to dissuade companies from hiring illegal immigrants – Patrick O’Grady


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Protestants crow about their success in uniting anti-Protestants against Trump. Who are the leading anti-Protestants in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, in America, and in the world?)


— ‘Gays for Trump’ among participants in Saturday’s nationwide marches for Trump – AP

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.